Monday, April 11, 2011

sponsor love: interview + giveaway with Chrissy of Whimsical Poppysmic

today's sponsor comes from my all-time favorite city in the ENTIRE world! i'm pretty sure that's even how i connected with this friend - because of our love for the Windy City. since i've moved back to the South, i often tweet to check and see if she's staying warm up there in the north. *wink* but the main reason i'm excited to feature this lovely lady is because i was privileged to see her shop grow from the beginning. you will see for yourself that it is an adorable, inspiring place to be!

meet chrissy.

tell us about whimsical poppysmic.

I have always been a crafter! I started knitting at about age 10 (my mom taught me) and I have always loved to sew! I love felt and everything whimsical. After showing some of my creations on my blog and the positive response (some readers even asked me, if they could buy my creations), I decided to open my own Etsy shop Whimsical Poppysmic in early December last year. Actually, Ilene gave me some great tips to get started and made it a lot easier for me - thanks again, Illy!!! 

I get my inspiration from all the places I go and always have a little moleskine with me to write down and sketch ideas where-ever I am!

what is your favorite thing to do 
in the Windy City?

I live in the suburbs of Chicago and I love going downtown! It's really hard to tell you my one favorite thing to do there, because there is just so much to do (Ilene knows best, since she has lived her herself)! But one thing I love is to sit somewhere with a chai tea latte and just watch the people and the city or go to the beach!

what is the last movie you saw in theaters?

The last movie I went to see was "The Diary of a Wimpy Kid" part 2 with my daughter Leonie during Spring Break, and it was hilarious! 
If you haven't seen it and like a good laugh, I recommend going, it was so much fun!

what is your favorite Starbucks beverage?
My favorite Starbucks beverage (I kinda already hinted it above...) is a chai tea latte!! 
I just love them!! So yummy!

and now take a peek ather lovely creations!!!

so when i went to Creative Estates, i might have been the only one without an iphone or any kind of smart phone. (if you remember my what's in my bag post, i mentioned my ghetto phone.) but i DEFINITELY get so much use outta my itouch, next to my computer that it could certainly use one of these cozies!

soooooo...whether you are an iphone or ipod/touch lover,
you are gonna want one of these babies.
are they not stinkin' adorable? 
and this is the best part: one LUCKY Much Love, illy reader has the chance to win:

a custom iPhone/iPod cozy!!!!!
(you choose ANY color, ANY design)

i'm especially eyeing that cupcake one and who doesn't hoot over owls?
(hehe - sorry couldn't resist that last pun. i'm a little low on sleep.)

how to enter:
visit Chrissy's shop and come back here to which iphone/ipod cozy you would want to win!

really, really wanna win?!
(keep in SEPARATE comments to make them count)
1. be a public follower of Much Love, illy
2. "heart" Chrissy's shop on etsy
3. be a public follower of Chrissy's bloggity-blog
4. follower @chrissyza via twitter
5. follow @muchloveilly via twitter
6. tweet, tweet about the giveaway
(include @muchloveilly and @chrissyza so we can follow your tweet!)

don't wanna wait for the giveaway?
 use the coupon code LOVE20 for 20% off your entire order (that's huuuuge!)
Giveaway is open to ALL Much Love, illy Readers through Monday, April 18th.
Winner will be announced April 19th. 
much love.
 [happy monday, friend!]


96 comments:

  1. I am one of your followers!!!

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  2. I love the owl Iphone felt case (the blue one!)

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  3. I LOOOOOURVEEEE the Owl iPhone Case!

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  4. I also hearted her shop!! I love her her "fly away" embroidered wall hoop too!

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  5. I am now a follower of Chrissy's blog, too!

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  6. I love her stuff, especially the "a little birdie told me so" cover. Pretty, pretty!

    P.S.: Hey, Chrissy, for extra caffeine, try a chai latte with a shot of espresso!

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  7. also love the owl case! so cute

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  8. Ilene, I've been following you (from Germany!) for awhile now and am finally venturing into the comment section. Love your blog, and I ADORE that brown owl cozy!

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  9. aaand now I'm following Chrissy's blog too.

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  10. AWESOME! I'd love to win the Owl case.. SO CUTE!

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  11. i am actually from the city, and i'm so lucky to have stumbled upon your blog!

    this case is definitely my favorite.

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/70905152/hoot-iphone-itouch-blackberry-felt-case


    gladyslikescheese@gmail.com

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  12. i am a public follower of Much Love, illy.

    gladyslikescheese@gmail.com

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  13. i am a public follower of Chrissy's blog.

    gladyslikescheese@gmail.com

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  14. i am following chrissy on twitter.

    @gladysaur

    gladyslikescheese@gmail.com

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  15. i am also following you on twitter!

    @gladysaur

    gladyslikescheese@gmail.com

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  16. I follow @muchloveilly on twitter

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  17. The cupcake iphone cozy is my fav. adorbs. :)

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  18. I follow @chrissyza on twitter.

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  19. I follow Chrissy's blog too :)

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  20. I also follow @muchloveilly on twitter!

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  21. I want this one! http://www.etsy.com/listing/70176580/a-little-birdie-told-me-so-iphone-itouch

    It's so cute!!

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  22. I follow @chrissyza on twitter too!

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  23. Oooo I haven't had a chai tea latte from Starbucks in soooo long - definitely going to have to order one next time! Looooove her pieces too, they are so cute!

    -Ashley
    http://breakfastatsaks.blogspot.com

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  24. either the owl or the little birdie = my fav!

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  25. and lastly i hearted her shop. jlaw1407.

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  26. I LOVE the Hedgehog cover...way, ridiculously cute.

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  27. I follow you on Twitter. @katie_esther

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  28. annnnnnd I hearted her shop!

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  29. I'm loving the cupcake! SO sweet!

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  30. They're all gorgeous but I'll have to go with the hedgehog cosy. I love hedgehogs (minus Sonic, but that's another story!).

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  31. LOVE the Cupcake - iPhone iTouch Blackberry felt case!! :)

    sandyalamode(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. eep! they are so cute. definitely either the owl or the hedgehog :)

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  33. I follow you on twitter---@simplybeffie

    :)

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  34. I follow Chrissy on Twitter---@simplybeffie

    :)

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  35. I am a public follower of Much Love, Illy :)

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  36. Loveee the "A Little Birdie Told Me So" case :)

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  37. I heart-ed Chrissy's shop on Etsy (simplybeffie)

    :)

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  38. I think I would go with the cupcake one!

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  39. I am a follower of Much Love, Illy

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  40. I follow you on twitter

    @SomerKnits

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  41. I follow Chrissy on twitter now!

    @SomerKnits

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  42. I would absolutely love to win the "Cupcake - iPhone iTouch Blackberry felt case". It's so adorable! xx

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  43. I'm a follower of your blog!

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  44. I'm following Chrissy on Twitter!

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  45. I'm following you on twitter!

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  46. I like the hearts iPhone cover.

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  47. and I follow you on Twitter.

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  48. (email in my profile).

    I like the little birdie todl me so one. :)

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  49. Oh wow! I love so many -- the robot, the hedgehog, and the little birdie!

    ashleygarcia3@yahoo.com

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  50. I'm a Much Love, illy follower!

    ashleygarcia3@yahoo.com

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  51. I added Chrissy's shop to my favorites!

    ashleygarcia3@yahoo.com

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  52. I'm a follower of Chrissy's blog, too!

    ashleygarcia3@yahoo.com

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  53. I follow Chrissy on Twitter!

    ashleygarcia3@yahoo.com

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  54. I follow you on Twitter!

    ashleygarcia3@yahoo.com

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  55. Tweet Tweet!
    (@ashhleygarcia)

    ashleygarcia3@yahoo.com

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  56. I love the one with the bird!

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  57. I'm a follower of your blog!

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  58. I "heart" Chrissy's shop on Etsy

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  59. I follow @Chrissyza on Twitter

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  60. I follow @muchloveilly on Twitter

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  61. My favourite is the LIttle Bird told me so

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  62. I follow @chrissyza on twitter

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  63. I follow @muchloveilly on twitter

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  64. Tweeted the giveaway )@pixie_polly)

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  65. I'm a follower of Chrissy's blog. :)

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  66. I follow Chrissy on twitter. (@SingNightingale)

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  67. I follow you on twitter. (@SingNightingale)

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  68. And I tweeted. http://twitter.com/SingNightingale/status/60206308573462528

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