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Blessed Not Blind Designs (Cloth Gift Bags Giveaway!)



My bloggy friend Kelly of miskellany has opened an Etsy shop!  A little about Kelly and her newly opened shop Blessed Not Blind Designs in her own words:


I am a recent brain surgery survivor. I had a cavernoma resected from my optic chiasm a few short months ago. The doctors told me that I was going to go completely blind, but instead, I have lost only some of my vision. I am very blessed to still able to chase my son, drive, and even sew and crochet. I had some unexpected free time recently, and I decided to do some sewing. So much sewing that I decided to start an Etsy store, Blessed Not Blind Designs.

If you are interested in purchasing cloth napkins, taggie baby blankets, reusable cloth bags (gift bags and sandwich bags), little boy boxer shorts, or any of my other handmade items, come take a look!  Each item sold also purchases a book for a child in need.  Please contact me about custom orders or items you would like to see in my shop.

I love that Kelly's shop is filled with eco-friendly reusable items designed to help you reduce your reliance on disposable paper products.  In honor of the holidays, we thought it would be fun to feature some of her cloth gift bags!  (On a somewhat related note, Kelly and I will be collaborating again this year on a Green Holiday series.  Stay tuned for upcoming posts!)

Wouldn't you love to give someone a gift in one of these classy beauties:




The bags measure approximately 9" x 12" (red and green plaid) and 10" x 17" (red with gold paisley) and come with a ribbon to tie them closed.  Kelly sent me a couple of bags to keep and a couple to giveaway, and I'll confess that I won't be wrapping any gifts in my bags except those intended for my own immediate family, so that I can reclaim the bags after the gift-opening takes place.


Giveaway

For your chance to win the two cloth gift bags pictured above, simply leave a comment below. Be sure to include your email unless I can contact you through your commenting persona (Blogger profile, blog, etc.).  Even if you don't win the giveaway, don't fret: Eco-novice readers receive a 15% discount off purchases in Kelly's shop -- just use the coupon code ECONOVICE.

Extra entries:
  • Make Blessed Not Blind Designs an Etsy favorite (you need an Etsy account to do this). 
  • Spread the word by email, Facebook, Twitter, carrier pigeon, etc. (you can use the buttons at base of the post). 
  • Extra entry for current or new Eco-novice subscribers (this includes readers who subscribe by feed or email, "like" Eco-novice on Facebook, or regular readers by some other method). Tell me how you subscribe/ follow/ read Eco-novice in your comment. 

You can enter the contest FOUR times total. Leave a different comment for each entry. Contest open to adults 18 or older and residents of the US. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway ends Monday, November 14, 2011. Winner will be contacted Tuesday, November 15 and will have 48 hours to respond before I pick a new winner.


While you're here, don't forget to enter my other giveaway: Handmade Gifts for Kids from Kidsstore.


The winner is:
staceyk said...
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Congratulations!  Thank you to all who participated.


Disclosure:  Blessed Not Blind Designs sent me two cloth gift bags to facilitate this review.  All opinions are my own.  Read my full disclosure statement here.


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69 comments:

  1. Love the bags! You are very creative.

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  2. Her bags and her story are beautiful Betsy. Thanks for sharing. I wish her all the best in her new Etsy shop. I subscribe to your feed and would love those gorgeous bags :)

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  3. Love the giveaways! ( =

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  4. spread the word via e-mail

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  5. Please enter me. Thanks.

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  6. Very lovely! We are big gift-givers, and having bags for that would be lovely.

    hrfarley at gmail dot com

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  7. Fantastic! Thank you!


    thecountryblossom at hotmail dot com

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  8. I heart the shop on etsy! katy010305

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  9. I like Eco-Novice on Facebook! Katy A.

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  10. Tweeted! :)

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  11. I subscribe via email! cekayser at aol dotcom

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  12. They are so cute, I would love to have them.
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  13. I hearted Bledded Not Blind Design on Etsy (Etsy name; Halochanel)
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  14. https://twitter.com/#!/WrightWin/status/134305666717331456
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  15. liked Eco-Novice: Going Green Gradually facebook page (Kimberly Fine Wright)
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  16. Love giveaways! Thanks for the chance!

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  17. These are great looking gift bags!
    Jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  18. They're perfect for gifts, but I agree- I'd have to give them to my immediate family so that I can claim them back! Thanks for the chance to win.

    mlynnh5 at gmail dot com

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  19. I liked your page on Facebook. I’m Missy Lynnh

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  20. "hearted" her etsy shop
    robinlscott
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  21. like you on fb
    Robin Scott
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  23. tweet
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  24. These bags look great and would make gifts look a lot more christmassy
    armada@armadasartcorner.com

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  25. twitted
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  26. What a great idea! I use cloth napkins and other cloth things, but I never thought of reusable cloth gift bags!
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  27. Hearted the shop: FrancescaElena
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  28. these would be nice for my family's gifts.
    jessica berry
    brodsen@gmail.com

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  29. fav. on etsy.
    jessica berry
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  30. shared on fb
    jessica berry
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  31. Lovely bags! Lovely story! :-)
    michelle@simplifylivelove.com

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  32. I like your blog and thanks for the great giveaways! (Corey Olomon)(olomon@hotmail.com)

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  33. I made kellsbells58 a favorite on Etsy (Corey Olomon)(olomon@hotmail.com)

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  34. I followed you on RSS (Corey Olomon)(olomon@hotmail.com)

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  35. I tweeted you at: http://twitter.com/#!/coreyTX/status/136023713610084352(Corey Olomon)(olomon@hotmail.com)

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  36. What an amazing attitude. And you create such beautiful things! It's inspiring, Kelly.

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  37. I gladly favorited Blessed Not Blind on etsy as mercedesyardley!

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  38. I like Eco-Novice on FB!

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  39. beautiful story, great shop and thanks for sharing
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  40. blessed not blind on my favorites
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    awesome!

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  41. very nice bags
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  42. i added to my etsy favorites (trixie420247)
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  43. new email subscriber
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  44. Thank you for the giveaway! :)

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  45. What a great idea!! momlovesdeals at gmail dot com

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  46. These are great!
    Diana Hatch
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  47. There is so much waste around the holidays! These bags are such a great idea!
    michelle.wanderingstill@gmail.com

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  48. I love supporting etsy. Love her stuff.
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  49. I like u on FB
    Kimberly Summer Pollock
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  50. I would love to see these bags sitting under my Christmas tree.

    Kathy Davis
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  51. Love her shop - such pretty napkins & gift bags, I love to recycle my gift bags so these are perfect!!!((1955nursehjc4me(at)myway(dot)com))

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  52. I fav's her Etsy shop, AND some of my favorite items there!!!((1955nursehjc4me(at)myway(dot)com)) Thanks for the chance...

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  53. I posted this giveaway on my FB page (HollyCunningham) better late than never!((1955nursehjc4me(at)myway(dot)com))

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  54. I like you (HollyCunningham) on FB, too!!!((1955nursehjc4me(at)myway(dot)com)) ;-)

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  55. Thank you for the giveaway! I hope I win!
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  56. Like on Etsy (allnaturalkatie)
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  57. Why have I never thought to do this?? What a great idea! I'd love to win!

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  58. I added to my faves on etsy!
    ribbonsoffaith

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  59. very cute - great idea!
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  60. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  61. Thanks for the great giveaway. They look so pretty. chaselhoff at usa dot net

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