Monday, July 11, 2011

sponsor love: interview + giveaway with Crystal of CAPow! Shop and Windshield Diaries.


meet crystal.

she is the incredibly fantastic brain and artist behind the uber successful CAPow! shop, a map art and illustration shop with the most adorable photographs and prints. (i mean is that name not awesome or is that not awwwwweesom?!!). her specialty? the hometown hearts collection! my heart is particularly torn between chicago (my hometown of 8 years) and atlanta (where my fiance lives). crystal also rocks out one of my daily blog reads, Windshield Diaries, full of creative goodies and every day life.

3 random facts about crystal.

I love eating breakfast at vintage style diners
I hate red peppers.
I am loyal to one brand only: Apple


Originally the CAPow! shop started out selling handmade wallets and eventually phased those out in favor of Crystal's real passion: photography and art. Inspiration for the Hometown Heart series happened waiting in a Wal Mart check out aisle. Buying some candy hearts, Crystal looked through the items by the checkout, saw an atlas, and something clicked. The rest is history! 

{giveaway:}

today Crystal is offering Much Love, illy readers the chance at...

$50 CAPow shop credit!!!

um, did Ilene just say $50?! uuuuh, you bet i did!
sooo many things to choose from!
i can see this shop credit burn a complete hole in my pocket and then some.

{how to enter:}

visit CAPow! shop and comment below with what you would spend the shop credit on if you won!

{really, really wanna win?} 
keep in separate comments to count as individual entries.
each action counts as 1 entry. 

- "heart" CAPow! via Etsy
- be a public follower of Windshield Diaries
- be a public follower of this blog
- follow @CAPowCAPow via twitter
- follow @muchloveilly via twitter
- "like" Windshield Diaries via Facebook
- tweet about this giveaway
(be sure to include @muchloveilly and @CAPowCAPow so we can track your tweet!)

Giveaway is open to ALL Much Love, illy readers thru Monday, July 18th.
Winner will be announced on Tuesday, July 19th.

much love.
[happy monday, friend.]

120 comments:

  1. wow! what an awesome giveaway!! i love the "miss you kansas city custom candy heart map art 5x5 ttv photo print - free shipping" for obvious reasons haha!!

    sandyalamode(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. i follow @CAPowCAPow on twitter!

    sandyalamode(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. i follow @muchloveilly on twitter, duh!!

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  4. i tweeted!!
    http://twitter.com/#!/sandyalamode/status/90262238941822976

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  5. I like the St. Charles Trolley Photo. :)

    aandj8804[at]gmail.com

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  6. following Windshield Diaries with GFC. aandj8804[at]gmail.com

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  7. I'm also a GFC follower of this blog. aandj8804[at]gmail.com

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  8. following @muchloveilly on twitter (Aandj8804)

    aandj8804[at]gmail.com

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  9. I'd get the I Love Virginia 8x10 custom typography map art print! Thanks for the chance!

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  10. I added CAPow! to my etsy favorites!

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  11. I follow Windshield Diaries!

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  12. I Follow CAPowCAPow on Twitter!

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  13. I like the I Love Illinois print, I would get that one for sure!

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  14. I like windshield diaries on facebook

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  15. I love the bokeh hearts ii print. So lovely!

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  16. I also follow your blog publicly!

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  17. OMG the Richie & Margot print... I am gonna die right here. And the bokeh hearts!!!! Love love love!!!

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  18. I hearted Capow on Etsy as TheBouncyScottie

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  19. I am a public follower of Windshield Diaries

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  20. I am a public follower of this blog

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  21. I follow CapowCapow on twitter as @FallingInLight

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  22. I follow @muchloveilly on Twitter as @FallingInLight

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  23. I liked Windshield Diaries on Facebook

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  24. I tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/#!/FallingInLight/status/90399740189089793

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  25. yah! i love this shop :) love the bike print! xo jillian

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  26. i hearted CAPow on etsy! (deeta623 username) xo jillian

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  27. i follow you via twitter! xo jillian @cornflakedreams

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  28. i follow CAPowCApow via twitter. xo jillian

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  29. Love CaPow!!! She is so talented! Love love love her "True Love Chicago Heart" print... I die.

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  30. Oooh! 2nd entry!

    Tots "Hearted" her shop!

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  31. 3rd entry...

    Girrrrrl. I follow your blog publically... obvi.

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  32. 4th entry... Tots follow you on twitter too!

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  33. hehe. I love her three sheets to the wind print + her C'mon get happy print. How cute!!!
    xo
    moonbeamwishes@gmail.com

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  34. AHH!!! I LOVVVE her shop! What a great giveaway! I am in love with her typography maps! I love the "I Love NY" & the "I love Colorado" of course ;)

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  35. You know I stalk, I mean follow haha your blog!

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  36. Follow you on twitter pretty lady!! ;D

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  37. after much debate i chose the 'xoxo toronto' print. it was so hard to choose just one!

    i follow via 'friendconnect'.

    xoxo
    chrissy
    misschrissyg@yahoo.ca
    http://tinylittlehappies.blogspot.com/

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  38. i am a follower of 'windshield diaries'.

    xoxo
    chrissy
    misschrissyg@yahoo.ca
    http://tinylittlehappies.blogspot.com/

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  39. i also like the facebook page.

    xoxo
    chrissy
    misschrissyg@yahoo.ca
    http://tinylittlehappies.blogspot.com/

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  40. This is a fun giveaway! I love so many items in CAPow :) I'd spend the shop credit on the candy heart art of Denver and the Typography map of MA.

    beth@bbgoad.com

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  41. I <3ed CAPow on Etsy (username: bbgoad).

    beth@bbgoad.com

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  42. I follow your sweet blog!

    beth@bbgoad.com

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  43. I follow you on twitter via @dotinthecity.

    beth@bbgoad.com

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  44. i like the siesta key sunset 8x10 photo!

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  45. I am a public follower of windshield diaries!

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  46. I am a public follower of your blog!

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  47. Tweet, tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/dotinthecity/status/90475438002028546

    beth@bbgoad.com

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  48. I'm also following @CAPowCAPow on twitter via @dotinthecity

    beth@bbgoad.com

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  49. it is hard to choose, but i think i'd go with a hometown heart print & a bokeh hearts print.

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  50. added them as a favorite on etsy!

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  51. i like the "play now los angeles" hometown heart map

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  52. hearted CAPow on Etsy as marchelove :)

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  53. following Windshield Diaries!

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  54. publicly following your lovely blog :)

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  55. following you on twitter! as hunnybunny727

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  56. following Capowcapow on twitter as hunnybunny727

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  57. aaaand liked windshield diaries on facebook!

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  58. I'd have to get the "miss you boston" for one day when I no longer live here. And I'd get one of the New Orleans photographs for a friend who misses her home :)

    Great giveaway!

    lordknowsilovetodance@gmail.com

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  59. Following Windshield Diaries on Bloglovin'!

    lordknowsilovetodance@gmail.com

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  60. <3'd CAPow! on etsy :)

    lordknowsilovetodance@gmail.com

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  61. Following much love, illy on bloglovin as well!

    lordknowsilovetodance@gmail.com

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  62. Following CAPowCAPow on Twitter!

    lordknowsilovetodance@gmail.com

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  63. Following muchloveilly on Twitter as well!

    lordknowsilovetodance@gmail.com

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  64. Tweeted from @lordknowsblog!

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  65. I love the I love you tampa print.

    katietamblingson at yahoo dot com

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  66. I am a public follower of your blog.

    katietamblingson at yahoo dot com

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  67. I love the Come On Get Happy poster and the Make it up as we go along print. Great stuff!

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  68. I would most definitely get the siesta key sunset photo!

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  69. I would get the "home is whenever I'm with you" print :)

    sarah at yesteachercrafts dot com

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  70. I already heart them on etsy :) (yesteacher)

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  71. I follow them on twitter (@yes_teacher)

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  72. I follow you on twitter (@yes_teacher)

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  73. I like them on FB (Sarah Bee)

    sarah at yesteachercrafts dot com

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  74. I would get the "I love you Tampa" print!!

    What a CUTE shop she has!!! I love it!!!

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  75. I tweeted about this giveaway! :)

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  76. I "hearted" CAPow on etsy! Super cute idea.

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  77. I would buy "True Love Chicago"--love it!

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  78. i love the Rise and Grind Coffee art poster!

    danielle.ryann@gmail.com

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  79. i am a follower of your blog!

    danielle.ryann@gmail.com

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  80. i follow you on twitter!

    danielle.ryann@gmail.com

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  81. I would obviously spend half the credit on the I Love Ohio print. PERFECT!!!

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  82. ...and I'm a public follower of your blog!

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  83. Oh, how appropriate, since I just moved from Baltimore, I'd pick the goodbye baltimore candy heart map art!

    omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

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  84. Follow you on twitter @ohmydarlingblog

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  85. I am obsessed with the typography prints but she doesn't have one for Arizona :(. Sad day.

    I'd happily spend a portion of the $50 on the I love Illinois or I love California print though. Both states that make me a happy girl!

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  86. I follow you on Twitter (sharnimiranda)
    xoxo

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  87. I follow CAPow on Twitter (sharnimiranda)

    xoxo

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