Tuesday, December 21, 2010

sponsor love: gracienne from graciebellabutterfly!!

butterflies. paper goodies. craft love. glitter and holiday inspiration. these are only a few of the lovelies you'll find in this uuuh-mazing sponsor's shop and blog. this friend comes from the other side of the globe, living in a country that i've always wanted to visit. this girl is such a sweetheart and i hope you enjoy getting to know her as much as i have.

meet gracienne. 

she invites you to her world 
through her sweet blog.
[you'll love all her holiday inspiration 
going on over there right now. i know i am!]


browse her gorgeous shop 
full of butterflies and all things lovely.
[she even has a holiday discount for 20% off until December 31st. 
check out her announcements for the discount code. don't miss out!]


Tell us about YOU, 
the brains and artist behind your shop. 
 
I'm a huge fan of handmade goods and spend a lot of time browsing Etsy. I'm completely obsessed with stationery, butterflies, fairy lights, books, journals and ballet flats. I think I've always been creative and when I look back on my childhood I know now that I would always want to create things. Some random facts...I am a huge Star Wars geek. I watch the movies at least once a year and I will get myself a light saber one day. I want to buy myself a tutu and have a photo shoot (I did wear fairy wings for one of my birthdays one year). I keep all letters, cards and other memories in boxes and I like to go through them and reminisce. As you can see I still have a child like part of me that will never go away. And one of the most important parts of my life is that I'm a Christian. 

Is there a story behind your shop name?
Also where do you find your inspiration for your shop goodness? 
 

The story behind my shop name isn't too exciting :) I came up with Graciebella at first just because I liked the sound of it. Gracie is my nickname so that sounded about right. But then one of my best friends suggested that I add butterfly to the end because butterflies are my 'thing.' The inspiration for my shop items basically come from things I like myself. For example my mini notecards, I adore stationery and mail so I combined the two by putting tiny envelopes on the front of the notecards. With my earrings, I like to wear studs. And headbands I simply adore so I had to make my own. 

Jason and you are too cute!
What is your favorite thing to do on a date night?
 
Our dates night are always movies and dinner! When we were dating that is what we always did. But when we got married it was more watch a movie on the lounge at home and order take out. It sounds boring but I love it ;) 

I've always wanted to visit Australia. 
If I flew over there to visit you, what is the first place you'd take me to?  


I would take you to Southbank! It has restaurants, some shops, markets, even a man made beach. What I love about Southbank is that it's next to the Brisbane river and it looks amazing at night time. There are pretty walk ways and water features and it's so relaxing at night. Right now they have lights strung around the trees with pretty chandelier type of decorations hanging. 

What do you hope Santa brings you this Christmas? 
I hope Santa brings me a Fuji instax mini camera. 
I would be happy with a Harry Potter book box set too! 

{giveaway


and today gracienne offers one lucky  Much Love, illy reader...
 $25 shop credit to her fab shop!
 her headbands and accessories are perfect to prep your wardrobe for the new year, 
wouldn't you say? 

{how to enter:}
 1. be a public follower of Much Love, illy 
2. visit Gracienne's shop and comment below with your fave item

{extra entries:}
[keep in separate comments so that they count!] 

-follow gracienne's blog
-follow gracienne's twitter
-heart her shop
-tweet about this giveaway 
(be sure to include @muchloveilly and @gracienne so we can track it!)

{happy tuesday and giveaway-day!}
 

39 comments:

  1. cute shop!! i want to go to australia. my dad loved it! i also want the fuji Instax!!!

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  2. i love it all! the earrings are my favorite. i have been looking for a pair just like Teeny peach rose stud earrings.
    rwvanvoorhis at gmail dot com

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  3. Of course I follow your blog ;) I love the pastel headband...lovely!

    www.ahastylife.com
    ashley dot hasty at gmail dot com

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  4. I follow Gracie's blog!

    www.ahastylife.com
    ashley dot hasty at gmail dot com

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  5. I follow Gracienne on Twitter.

    www.ahastylife.com
    ashley dot hasty at gmail dot com

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  6. I heart her shop on Etsy.

    www.ahastylife.com
    ashley dot hasty at gmail dot com

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  7. I'm a follower, and I LOVE her pink rosebud earrings!

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  8. I follow your blog
    I LOVE the Gold Sequin Butterfly Headband on her shop :)

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  9. What a great interview and lovely giveaway:) I love the heart and butterfly headband:) Kisses,sweetie

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  10. What a great giveaway! I love the Oh so pretty pastel sequin headband.

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  11. I love the Gold Sequin Butterfly Headband.

    amschotter at gmail dot com

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  12. I follow her blog.

    amschotter at gmail dot com

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  13. i also follow her on twitter.

    amschotter at gmail dot com

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  14. i heart her shop on etsy.

    amschotter at gmail dot com

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  15. tweeted. :)

    amschotter at gmail dot com

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  16. i LOVE grace and her super cute shop! one of my faves is the A touch of pastel sequin headband!! :D

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  17. i tweeted!! :)

    http://twitter.com/#!/sandyalamode/status/17292892280201216

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  18. Very cute shop! I like this set of cards: http://www.etsy.com/listing/58140891/green-swirls-and-butterflies The colors are definitely my style and they look so sweet. (I am a much love, illy follower, btw)

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  19. I love the Teeny peach rose stud earrings, they're so cute!

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  20. i follow your blog!

    busygirlblog[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  21. Oh goodness, such cute things! I love her Pastel Pretty sequin headband, in both colors. And I want a Fuji Instax Camera, too!

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  22. I have an award for you over at my place. :)

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  23. I am a follower! :)
    I like the "a touch of spring" note cards! :)

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  24. I am a follower .

    i like this headband
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/63435366/pastel-pretty-sequin-headband

    tumblemumbo at gmail.com
    international

    thanks

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  25. i am a follower of gracie's blog .

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  26. the Small aqua chrysanthemum stud earrings are so much fun!

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  27. following Gracienne on twitter now :) @kdaviscreates

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  28. I love Gracie Bella Butterfly! I visit her all the time! XX!

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  29. i LOVE her butterfly headband :)

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  30. I'm a follower! :D My favorite item would have to be the Small peachy pink chrysanthemum stud earrings!

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  31. Small peachy pink chrysanthemum stud earrings i think are my favorite but i would be happy with anything! so cute!
    boon1211 at gmail dot com

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  32. I live in Brisbane!!!!!! crazy to find photos so near to my house : D

    Esther Min (Hockey).

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  33. I follow your blog & I like the teeny pink rose stud earrings!

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  34. I love the chrysanthemum earrings!

    splendiferousinclinations.blogspot.com

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