Shey B

Let’s Bounce Giveaway

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How many of you love to bounce ideas off of others?  Whether it’s for the home or a handmade business, bouncing ideas off others is something I have always loved to do. It helps me really get to know what you all like.  What your tastes are, favorite colors, favorite color combinations, ruffles, no ruffles, plain, frilly, and so on and so forth.  I was talking to a twitter friend via email yesterday telling her I wanted a way to do this on my blog.  She and I were literally bouncing ideas back and forth.  She helped me, in the end, come up with a plan.  So, here it is…

Every Wednesday I would love to offer one of you a Giveaway spot on my blog.  This won’t be any ole giveaway, though.  The Let’s Bounce Giveaway series will be a way for you shop owners to garner ideas for your businesses!  With the help of others.  You will see how it works today {I have high hopes} *looks at everyone expectantly* :)  The giveaway spot is FREE.  Absolutely no charge.  I love helping others.  So, let’s see how this series goes, shall we?  I want to hear all of your ideas, and I will reply to them as well.  This could turn into a big discussion and then ideas will be born!  I hope this is making sense.  Anyway.  Why don’t we get started.

Up for grabs…

You win what YOU come up with!  You come up with the product + color scheme + design elements {ruffles, lace, words, flowers} and I will make it for you.   Basically … a custom order.  :)  For Free!

 

 

Rules:

In the comments below, answer the following questions:

Favorite color?

Favorite color combo?

Patterned fabric or plain?

Both?

Ruffles, flowers, lace?

Words?

What product do you wish Gossamer carried {besides camera strap slipcovers – hehe}?

Click HERE to go to my shop.  Have a look around.

Easy enough, right?  Should take no more than about 5 minutes to enter the answers.  Once you’ve entered I’ll reply in the comments to you.  Then I should be able to garner enough ideas with your help to make some excellent products you all will hopefully love!  Again, I ask, does this make sense?  Hope it does!

If you’re interested in hosting a giveaway for the “Let’s Bounce Giveaway” series, email me!  shealynn@gmail.com 
OK, Get started!  :)  Giveaway ENDS in 1 week!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

41 Comments

  1. Favorite color? yellow

    Favorite color combo? yellow and gray

    Patterned fabric or plain? patterned!

    Both?

    Ruffles, flowers, lace? ruffles and lace

    Words? My favorite quote/saying is Live Laugh love

    What product do you wish Gossamer carried {besides camera strap slipcovers – hehe}? ipod cases

  2. Favorite color? purple
    Favorite color combo? grey and yellow
    Patterned fabric or plain? patterned
    Both?
    Ruffles, flowers, lace? ruffles
    Words? city names…brooklyn, london, paris, room, hollywood
    What product do you wish Gossamer carried {besides camera strap slipcovers – hehe}? scarves

  3. Favorite color? black and white, sometimes red, sometimes blue
    Favorite color combo? red and blue
    Patterned fabric or plain? patterned – anything typography
    Ruffles, flowers, lace? ruffles are nice
    Words? random letters I like, not words as much
    What product do you wish Gossamer carried {besides camera strap slipcovers – hehe}? love the small pouches you can carry in your purse

  4. Favorite color? red

    Favorite color combo? red and white

    Patterned fabric or plain? patterned!

    Ruffles, flowers, lace? ruffles or flowers

    Words? Assume Good Intent

    What product do you wish Gossamer carried {besides camera strap slipcovers – hehe}? credit card size bags, iPod cases

  5. Favorite color? Caribbean Blue
    Favorite color combo? Blue with yellow, black with lime
    Patterned fabric or plain? patterned
    Both? not really
    Ruffles, flowers, lace? ruffles and little shiny beads
    Words? sometimes
    What product do you wish Gossamer carried {besides camera strap slipcovers – hehe}?Not a bag, but a cover/protector to put my camera in to put in my purse so that it doesn’t end up with crumbs or dirt in the crevices or being rubbed by change, phone, etc.

    • It’s funny… I was thinking about this a few weeks ago… what would you want? A drawstring bag or… ? Let’s see if we can work something out on this one, Danyiel. :)

  6. Favorite color? Blue

    Favorite color combo? blue-green, yellow, grey

    Patterned fabric or plain? Both

    Ruffles, flowers, lace? Ruffles and flowers

    Words? cherish…hope…grace

    What product do you wish Gossamer carried {besides camera strap slipcovers – hehe}? Diaper bags, more pillows, wallets

  7. Favorite color? Grey?
    Favorite color combo? Grey and Yellow
    Patterned fabric or plain?Pattern- Chevron!
    Ruffles, flowers, lace? LOTS of ruffles!
    Words? Hope
    What product do you wish Gossamer carried {besides camera strap slipcovers – hehe}? necklaces, pins, LOVING the clutches!

  8. Favorite color? grey and yellow
    Favorite color combo? grey and yellow, baby
    Patterned fabric or plain? both…love chevron, and polka dots
    Both?
    Ruffles, flowers, lace? lace
    Words? shine on
    What product do you wish Gossamer carried {besides camera strap slipcovers – hehe}? little wallet type things. i need a wallet soooo bad!

    • I’ve made a wallet before… then I wanted to throw it out the window. LOL! But maybe soon I’ll approach the wallet making again. I’ve been sewing for longer now… maybe that will help with my patience and the execution of them.

  9. favorite color: turquoise
    color combo: turquoise,purple,yellow
    pattern or plain:either
    ruffles,flowers,lace: all,flowers the most
    words: its not about waiting for the storm to pass its about learning to dance in the rain
    what product do I wish Gossamer carried?:.camera covers,diaper bags,credit card holders,kids bags

    • I thought about making kid bags, Kim! Since I have girls, they’re ALWAYS asking me to make them some sort of bag. haha!! I won’t likely make diaper bags, but I’ve been asked by my neighbor and several of my followers to make diaper/wipe clutches. Is that something you’d use?

  10. Fav. colour: any shade of blue esp. aqua/turquoise
    Fav. colour combo: Blue/Brown, Blue/Purple
    Pattern fabric or plain? Both, but I guess it depends on what the product is. (not crazy about stripes though…)
    Ruffles, flowers lace? Beautiful Gossamer flowers, different colours and fabrics. Ruffles sometimes..
    Words, initials, words of inspiration as long as it doesn’t overpower the item.
    What products do you wish Gossamer carried {besides camera straps}
    Small wallets, coin purse, book cover, market bags with zippers, Knock out purse for special occasions, necklaces. sunglass/glasses holder. camera bag. Awesome headbands.

    • What kind of book covers, Paola? You have me intrigued!! Headbands are a possibility and so are market bags with zippers. ;) Oh and coin purses? DEFINITELY!

      • Hi Shealynn, sorry I didn’t reply sooner. I read a lot and even though I have a Kobo (Cdn version of the Kindle) I love my books. The covers sometimes get torn, bent, dirty etc..(esp with paperbacks). So I was thinking how do you protect a book that your currently reading? Answer; a pretty patterned fabric bookcover. Personally, I haven’t seen anything in the market place out there and it’s something that may not be hard to make. You could even add a matching bookmark. I guess you would have to offer 2 sizes one for your paperbacks and one for hardcover new realeases that come out. It could have the a book quote, persons initials, plain etc.. I think it would be totally unique (just like your camera straps). I can just imagine me taking it out of my puse and people say hey where did you get that? (Mine might just include a pretty flower) :0

  11. Favorite color? black

    Favorite color combo? black and green

    Patterned fabric or plain? Both….

    Both? Both

    Ruffles, flowers, lace? Not a ruffles, lacey girl but flowers yeah can do flowers

    Words? hmmm nah

    What product do you wish Gossamer carried {besides camera strap slipcovers – hehe}?
    hairbands, headbands, reusable shopping bag, cover for phone or sunglasses with pizazz.

    • Do you think reusable shopping bags are a good product for a handmade business owner to sell? I thought about it for a minute, but I see all the reusable bags at the store going for $.99 or so. Tell me your thoughts. :)

  12. Favorite color? blue

    Favorite color combo? yellow/light turquoise, orange/blue, grey/purple, red/aqua

    Patterned fabric or plain? both! I love any Joel Dewberry fabric and also love plain…like linen, or even drop cloth fabric…something canvasy (is that a word?!)

    Both? Yup!

    Ruffles, flowers, lace? Love ruffles, but love ruffley lace even more. What about cool stitching? Like using decorative stitching, or using a regular stitch but in a pattern, or to spell out a name or make some swirlys.

    Words? Yes! I love anything personalized. And inspirational or funny quotes or word, in a simple design, but with a great font.

    What product do you wish Gossamer carried {besides camera strap slipcovers – hehe}? I sooo want a sleeve for my phone…that would also fit an ipod touch…if I ever get one! I love the Kindle sleeves that you are making…but don’t own a kindle. Or read. Yikes, don’t shoot me! I like the idea of reading, but I’m afraid if I got into it, I would be even more overwhelmed than I already am! Haha!

    • I am loving your ideas Sunshine!
      What do you think? Phone sleeves with or without a zipper?
      You’ve definitely inspired some ideas for me!! Thanks!

      • I say with a zipper, then you could make it a tad bigger and it could be a phone case, ipod case, credit card case, coin purse, etc…you could use if for many things.

        And what about making planners? One side could have room for a notepad and the other for a planner, with a slot for coupons or whatever and a pen. Or makeup bags!

  13. Favorite color? PINK

    Favorite color combo? pink and green

    Patterned fabric or plain? floral or my fav is polka dots!

    Ruffles, flowers, lace? ruffles and flowers

    Words? Hope

    What product do you wish Gossamer carried {besides camera strap slipcovers – love my new clutch!!!! You are AWESOME!!! Credit card or coin cases with puffly flowers or ruffles! MORE purses!!!

  14. Favorite color? Bright colors like turquoise, lime green, orange, etc!
    Favorite color combo? See above! Anything bright and cheerful
    Patterned fabric or plain? Patterned
    Both? Yes, please!
    Ruffles, flowers, lace? Ruffles and flowers
    Words? Hmmm, probably not for me.
    What product do you wish Gossamer carried {besides camera strap slipcovers – hehe}? Camera bags!

  15. In the comments below, answer the following questions:

    Favorite color? Purple

    Favorite color combo? Black and any bright color

    Patterned fabric or plain? BOTH

    Ruffles, flowers, lace? flowers

    Words? Love, Live, Adobrs (adorable), Tots (totally)

    What product do you wish Gossamer carried {besides camera strap slipcovers – hehe}? Mac book case :), iphone/pod

  16. Favorite color? Red

    Favorite color combo? blue and orange

    Patterned fabric or plain? pattern

    Both? YES Please!

    Ruffles, flowers, lace? ruffles and flowers. I’m not a lacy kind of girl

    Words? Capture, Click, Inspire, Dream, Imagine, Monogram? Name?

    What product do you wish Gossamer carried {besides camera strap slipcovers – hehe}? What about pillow covers? They would be cute with your state loves and the ruffles! point and shoot camera bags? they really wouldn’t be a lot different than your kindle clutches

  17. Favorite color=red, white and blue
    color combo=same as above plus bright orange and bright green ( I know-weird isn’t it)
    patterned fabric as long as it is not large flowers or old lady print
    I like both mixed together
    flowers and small ruffles
    Words=Faith, Hope, De Colores
    Think those flowers made with zippers are so neat-had one on a headband till the headband broke, would like one on a clip to be able to use it more

  18. Favorite color? purple
    Favorite color combo? teal and brown
    Patterned fabric or plain?
    Both? I would have to say both
    Ruffles, flowers, lace?flowers or ruffles not big on lace
    Words? determination, aspiration, courage,
    What product do you wish Gossamer carried {besides camera strap slipcovers – hehe}? I would love market totes, i pod touch cases, hair bands,

  19. Favorite color? Purple
    Favorite color combo? Yellow/Grey or Teal/Brown
    Patterned fabric or plain? Patterned/Paisley’s
    Ruffles, flowers, lace? Flowers or Ruffles
    Words? Believe, Faith, Love
    What product do you wish Gossamer carried {besides camera strap slipcovers – hehe}? I could not get to your Gossamer site, I will keep trying though…. So I am obviously going to say Camera Strap Slipcovers, Headbands, Tot Bags :o)

  20. Favorite color? yellow

    Favorite color combo? red, aqua, yellow

    Patterned fabric or plain? patterned

    Both? nope. i love patterns.

    Ruffles, flowers, lace? ruffles!

    Words? i love names. so, i’d love to see my name, melissa

    What product do you wish Gossamer carried {besides camera strap slipcovers – hehe}? i like the previous idea of a bag to put my camera in before i throw it into my purse! genious.

  21. Favorite color? Pink

    Favorite color combo? Deep purple, gray, mustard yellow and darker teal!

    Patterned fabric or plain? both! I like flowers, and chevrons, and batik fabric!

    Both? Yup! Both!

    Ruffles, flowers, lace?Ruffles.

    Words? Maybe different fabric cut out into words and sewn on. (yeah, i know there is a word for it, and i cant for the life of me remember!)

    What product do you wish Gossamer carried {besides camera strap slipcovers – hehe}? I really want a sewing machine cover. I have seen them, and cant stop thinking about one. I also like the idea for a purse camera bag!

  22. Favorite color? Pink
    Favorite color combo? Gray and pink
    Patterned fabric or plain? Both
    Ruffles, flowers, lace? Love all three
    Words? Yes, please
    What product do you wish Gossamer carried {besides camera strap slipcovers – hehe}? Maybe, laptop cases or overnight travel bags?

  23. Favorite color? Purple

    Favorite color combo? Grey and anything

    Patterned fabric or plain? patterned, definitely

    Ruffles, flowers, lace? ruffles and flowers

    Words? Live, laugh, love

    What product do you wish Gossamer carried {besides camera strap slipcovers – hehe}? ipod cases would be fun

  24. Favorite color? Purple
    Favorite color combo? Red & teal or purple & lime green
    Patterned fabric or plain? Patterned
    Both? Maybe … in stripes?
    Ruffles, flowers, lace? No
    Words? grace – cut out of fabric OR screen printed
    What product do you wish Gossamer carried {besides camera strap slipcovers – hehe}? Handmade-themed iPhone cases (to match the t-shirts?), little girl purses, sunglasses case … I’ll think of more. ;)

  25. Favorite color? pink
    Favorite color combo? pink & yellow or pink & black
    Patterned fabric or plain? typically plain but depends on the pattern
    Both? Yes
    Ruffles, flowers, lace? Flowers
    Words? Love Words or even iconic images like Eiffel Towers or hearts …
    What product do you wish Gossamer carried {besides camera strap slipcovers – hehe}? Pillows

  26. Hi:)

    My favorite color is yellow.
    My favorite color combo is yellow and white.
    Pattern or Plain? Pattern. I love simple squares (small) like patchwork but small,small squares. I probably do not make sense!! ;)
    Ruffles,Flowers or Lace? Ruffles!!
    Words? Not on a camera strap but maybe nicely embroidered on to pretty fabric and then framed :) I love Peace,Love & Hope…and simple quotes…even just single words like Inspire…
    Maybe if you carried journals with fabric of choice for it to be covered with? Something that would make it unique for the owner?
    So fun!!! I wish I had your talent!!! I have so many of your items on my wish list!! :)

  27. Favorite color? chartreuse
    Favorite color combo? neon pink and orange. Or navy and cream.
    Patterned fabric or plain? stripes and stripes
    Both?
    Ruffles, flowers, lace? can I say pleats? :)
    Words? amigo, delightful, zip
    What product do you wish SheyB carried {besides camera strap slipcovers – hehe}? Oversized tote bags with a zipper at the top.

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