Etsy Interview & Giveaway with Beth Stone Studio

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


(Psst... today's the last day to enter the giveaway from feltgirl! AND don't forget to take advantage of the fabulous discount at Funktapus Designs!)

The inspiring nature imagery and vibrant color are enough to draw anyone into Beth Stone's Studio. But it is her quilt-inspired mixed-media collages that I go crazy over! Her's hear more from the artist...


Tell us a bit about yourself, Beth.
Hi! I am a stay at home wife and visual media artist. I love to paint in watercolors, oils, and acrylics, and among my other hobbies and interests are murals, collage, knitting, photography, quilting, reading, sculpture, carving, scrapbooking, blogging, gardening, and just about anything else that involves creativity and working with my hands! I LOVE to make things! I live in northeast Tennessee with my wonderful husband Josh and my miniature schnauzer, Harvey, who is the cutest dog in the world. :o) I am a Christian, and my primary goal, in both my life and my work, is to glorify my Creator.

What 5 words would you use to describe yourself?
creative
funny (in a dry sort of way)
philosophical
organized (well, okay, OCD)
logical

Tell us a bit about your Etsy shop.
I had been running my own business for a few years, mostly advertising by word of mouth and through an independent website. I recently joined Etsy for the built-in traffic flow, and because I love the idea behind the site - I think it's wonderful to have an online marketplace devoted to (mostly) handmade items. So unique, and so helpful to artists who just want to create and can't devote a lot of time to searching for venues and marketing... My goal is to be able to provide supplemental income from home, while doing something that I love and fulfilling my desire & need to create!

What 5 words would you use to describe your shop?
peaceful
inspirational
colorful
whimsical
beautiful


Give your 5 favorite websites.
Geninne's Art Blog
Facebook
Ravelry
GraceTool
SermonAudio.com

Give your 5 favorite Etsy shops.
Geninne's Art Store
The Mymble's Daughter
Middleburg Folk Art Studio
Bossy's Feltworks
Anne Holman Jewelry Design
(It's hard to choose! There are so many great shops!)

What advice would you give other Etsy sellers?
Be disciplined in setting definite "work" times (something I'm working on myself), limit time online, and be unique!


GIVEAWAY!
Beth is so kind to offer one lucky reader...
**2 Greeting Cards**
(Thanks so much, Beth!)


Here's how to enter:
Visit Beth Stone Studio and leave a comment on this post mentioning your favorite item.

For more chances to win, leave a separate post for each of the following:
*Become a Follower of Beth's blog.
*Follow Beth Stone Studio on Twitter.
*Become a fan of Beth Stone Studio on Facebook.
*Become a Follower of Etsy Interviews.
*Subscribe to Etsy Interviews via RSS.
*Tweet about this giveaway (please leave link to tweet).
*Follow B.Inspired Mama on Twitter.
*Become a fan of B.Inspired Vintage on Facebook.
*Share the giveaway on Facebook.
*Blog about the giveaway (please leave the link)
*Add Etsy Interviews to your blogroll.
*Submit to be Featured on Etsy Interviews, too!

The winner will be chosen via Random.org on Wednesday, March 10th at 9PM EST. The winner will be emailed within 24 hours. Please make sure your email is in your profile or in the comment. GOOD LUCK!
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89 comments:

janil said...

Oh!!!!!!!!!!I love
Beatrix Potter-inspired Children's Step Stool!!!!

Thanks so much!
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Beauty Vibes said...

My favourite item is: Field of Buttercups - Matted Print from Original Oil Painting - 8x10in.

I love flowers and I love yellow, so that one is perfect :)

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Beauty Vibes said...

I'm a Follower of Beth's blog :)

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Beauty Vibes said...

I follow Beth Stone Studio on Twitter as ArtsyImage

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Beauty Vibes said...

I'm a follower of Etsy Interviews :)

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Beauty Vibes said...

I already follow B.Inspired Mama on Twitter (as ArtsyImage) :)

Beauty Vibes said...

Etsy Interviews is on my blogroll now :)

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Judy said...

All you work is so wonderful it's difficult to pick a favorite. I'd have to choose the Poppies.

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Amber said...

The Mont St. Michel print is my favorite - it leaves me breathless!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I follow Beth's blog!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I follow Etsy Interviews!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Wehaf said...

I adore the Koi Pond - ORIGINAL Watercolor Framed Painting!

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Emily said...

I love the Mont St. Michel print!
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Marci said...

Beth, your creativity is beautiful! I love the pictures in your etsy shop, one of my favorites is Autumn Road - Matted Print from Original Watercolor - 8x10in.
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Jessica said...

I really love Autumn Road and It is Well

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Jessica said...

I subscribe/follow etsy interviews via RSS feed (google reader)

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Deb - Two Cheeky Monkeys said...

Oh dear, picking a favourite was tough! I couldn't choose between the Koi pond and Poppies art prints.

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Deb - Two Cheeky Monkeys said...

I follow Beth on Twitter (dspdavey).

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Deb - Two Cheeky Monkeys said...

I follow BInspiredMama on Twitter (dspdavey).

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Deb - Two Cheeky Monkeys said...

I follow Etsy Interviews via Google.

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Deb - Two Cheeky Monkeys said...

I have submitted to be featured on your blog already.

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lisanne said...

I loved the Be Thou Thy Vision. Truly gorgeous.

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sabrita said...

What lovely paintings! My favorites are the Sparrow's Nest
and the Wisteria Matted Prints of the original watercolors.
Thank you.

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sabrita said...

I follow your blog on Google Friends as Sabrita. Thank you.

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Margie said...

I like the Poppies design. Very unique work!
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AlisonWonderland said...

I almost said the beatrix potter step stool, then I saw Reepicheep - Matted Print from Original Oil Painting - 8x10in.. The chronicles of Narnia are like, my favourite books *ever*

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Perfect Blue Moon said...

I love her Poppies print!

Anna
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Perfect Blue Moon said...

I follow beth's studio on twitter!
(perfectbluemoon)

Anna
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Perfect Blue Moon said...

I'm a public follower of Etsy Interviews!

Anna
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Perfect Blue Moon said...

I'm a facebook fan of B Inspired Vintage!

Anna
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Perfect Blue Moon said...

I follow B.Inspired Mama on twitter! (perfectbluemoon)

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Perfect Blue Moon said...

I tweeted about this giveaway!
http://twitter.com/perfectbluemoon/status/9974694369

Anna
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Perfect Blue Moon said...

I blogged about this giveaway!
http://perfectbluemoon.blogspot.com/

Anna
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Anonymous said...

My favourite one is field of buttercups. It reminds me of my childhood.

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Anonymous said...

Sorry my email is amaranthia21@hotmail.com

pippirose said...

Her prints are gorgeous!
My faves are Harvey...and
Poppies.
:o)
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pippirose said...

I follow Beth's blog.
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pippirose said...

I follow Beth on Twitter
@pippirose77

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pippirose said...

I follow Beth Stone on FB (under my name, Piroska).

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pippirose said...

I'm a follower of Etsy Interviews.
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pippirose said...

I follow B.Inspired on Twitter
@pippirose77
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pippirose said...

I follow B. Inspired on FB (under my name, Piroska).
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SnowflakeDreams1 said...

The little dog is so cute reminds me of a dog I use to have a long time ago.

Silver Thistle said...

I follow Beth's blog too :D

I really like 'My father's world', a lot. But, I LOVE reepicheep! So cool!

I'd follow on facebook and twitter too but I don't have acc with those 2, sorry.

Great giveaway, thanks for offering 'Harvey' cards :D

Judy said...

My favorite is the Sparrow's Nest. Nice.

Judy said...

My FB post (as Judith Beach):
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Greeneville-TN/Beth-Stone-Studio/107561722113#!/?ref=home

Judy said...

Following Beth's blog with GFC

Judy said...

Following @bethstonestudio on twitter as BBirdie2

Judy said...

FB fan of Beth Stone Studio as Judith Beach

Judy said...

Following Etsy Interviews with GFC

Judy said...

Subscribed to Etsy Interviews via RSS with Google Reader

Judy said...

Tweet:
http://twitter.com/BBirdie2/status/9990667361

Judy said...

Following B.Inspired Vintage on twitter as BBirdie2

Judy said...

FB fan of B.Inspired Vintage as Judith Beach

Judy said...

Etsy Interviews on my blogroll here:
http://Beachbird2.blogspot.com

Lyuda said...

I pick the Love in a Mist - ORIGINAL framed watercolor painting

Anonymous said...

I love the poppies print.
BETH
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CraftyShanna said...

Some of my faves are Poppies, Love in a Mist, Harvey, and I especially love the image above of the blue speckled eggs in the nest among the leaves. Beautiful!

SocialStudiesSoubrette said...

I like the Poppies Matted Print
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SocialStudiesSoubrette said...

I follow Beth's Blog
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SocialStudiesSoubrette said...

I follow Beth on Twitter
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SocialStudiesSoubrette said...

I follow your blog
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SocialStudiesSoubrette said...

I subscribe to your RSS
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SocialStudiesSoubrette said...

I tweeted,http://twitter.com/laprochaine/statuses/10073549795
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SocialStudiesSoubrette said...

I follow you on Twitter
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SocialStudiesSoubrette said...

You are on my blogroll
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Sarah-Paige Copeland said...

I love Harvey and This is My Father's World...such amazing talent!!!!!

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Sarah-Paige Copeland said...

I'm a follower of Etsy Interviews

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Sarah-Paige Copeland said...

I follow B.InspiredMama on twitter via candidreviewer

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Alterity Button Jewelry said...

Following Beth's Blog :)
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Alterity Button Jewelry said...

Following Beth's twitter as alterityart :)
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Alterity Button Jewelry said...

I;m a fan on FB as Lisa Smith-Sittniewski :)
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Alterity Button Jewelry said...

Following EtsyInterviewers as alterityart.blogspot.com
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Alterity Button Jewelry said...

Following this blog RSS feed through GoogleReader as alterityart
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Alterity Button Jewelry said...

tweeted:
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I'm already following B.Inspired Mama on twitter as alterityart
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Alterity Button Jewelry said...

FB fanned B.InspiredMama as Lisa Smith-Sittniewski
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Alterity Button Jewelry said...

Posted givaway as my facebook status as Lisa Smith-Sittniewski
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Alterity Button Jewelry said...

blogged about the giveaway....
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Alterity Button Jewelry said...

Okay...added EtsyInterviews to my blog roll:\
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Alterity Button Jewelry said...

I would love to be interviewed and have a giveaway on your blog :)
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willowcreekrustics said...

Love the koi pond watercolor painting it reminds me of our pond.

Thanks for donating the wonderful cards for the giveaway you do beautiful work!

Wendy
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willowcreekrustics said...

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Thank you for your consideration.

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willowcreekrustics said...

If you are ever looking for unique artists to feature in your blog and have a giveaway please be sure and contact me. I build Rustic Willow Twig Furniture and accessories for the home and garden using eco-friendly materials.

Thank you for your consideration.

Wendy
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Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

My favorite is Wisteria. They are all so pretty!

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Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

I'm a fan of Beth Stone Studio on facebook!

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Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

I'm following Beth Stone Studio on twitter! My twitter name is thejoyoffashion.

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Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

I'm followng B.Inspired Mama on twitter! My twitter name is thejoyoffashion.

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Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

I'm following B.Inspired Vintage on facebook!

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