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19 August 2008 @ 08:43 pm
Featured Etsy Artist and Giveaway!  
Featured Etsy Artist and Giveaway

Angelica from The Smiling Frog

Angelica is the owner of the Etsy shop The Smiling Frog and also runs a Etsy shop for supplies called SmilingFrogsSupplies. She began selling in 2007, mainly selling her supplies. Along with her Etsy shops, she is a gardener during the summer.

The name of her shop comes from her love of frogs and one warm winter day she saw a frog in her pond smiling. She told her boyfriend about it and he asked, "How does a frog smile?" and she made a little grin. Now when it is warm, he will ask her how a frog smiles, so when naming her shop- The Smiling Frog- immediately came to mind.

Her favorite materials to work with vary. "
I keep discovering new things that get me way too excited," she said. "Shrink plastic is a new media that I want to do more of. I usually have a favorite material of the week."

The colors she uses most are blues. "I like turquoise (the stone) so greenish blues and browns are favorites." Some of her items are customizable, and some are not.

The Smiling Frog is a proud member of Etsy for Animals and also sells items in her shop where all the proceeds benefit The Canine Cancer Awareness Organization.
They are a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting canine cancer. They help sponsor the veterinary costs of dogs diagnosed with cancer for those families in financial need who would not otherwise be able to afford treatment. The ring below is one of the items that you can buy to help.

Also, Angelica says that buyers of any of her products help animals because much of her earnings go to feed her 4 kittens and puppy.

Until August 24th, The Smiling Frog is having a BOGO sale! All earrings are buy one get one free! What's even better is that The Smiling Frog has OVER 80 items on sale right now! There is something for everyone.. earrings, rings, necklaces, hats, bags, even handmade clothing!

You can win a pair of earrings from The Smiling Frog!

Summertime Flowers Earrings

Sweet little flower dangle earrings. Red glass flowers inside orange lucite flowers all tucked into antiqued brass finished metal petals. Kidney wires are antiqued bras finished steel. Very light. 1.5" long.

How to win this pair of earrings:
1. Go to The Smiling Frog's shop at http://smilingfrogs.etsy.com
2. Look through her items
3. Come back here and leave a comment with your favorite item
4. Make sure you leave your e-mail address or a way for me to contact you if you win, otherwise your comment will be deleted.

The Smiling Frog will ship worldwide so all can enter!!!

The giveaway will end Wednesday, August 27 at 11:59 PM (Central Time) and the winner will be picked using the random integer from random.org. I will notify the winner and it will be posted here.

You don't have to be a Livejournal user to enter, but if you are on LJ-- add this community so you can be the first to know about Etsy artists and future giveaways!

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(Anonymous) on August 20th, 2008 01:42 pm (UTC)
I love the Blue Glitter Studs earrings! Thanks!

sphinxcw (at) aol (dot) com
(Anonymous) on August 20th, 2008 02:58 pm (UTC)
I adore those Flowers and Birds earrings. Those are sensational!
(Anonymous) on August 20th, 2008 06:21 pm (UTC)
I still cant get over the selection in the sale catagory. It was there that I fell in love with the Emily earrings. What a fabulous site. I think I know where I'm going to be doing somne shopping when i get off work!
(Anonymous) on August 20th, 2008 08:39 pm (UTC)
i heart the emily earrings. they have the perfect name [mine!], and are simply divine.

(Anonymous) on August 20th, 2008 09:03 pm (UTC)

I love these earrings!

actressangel at gmail
(Anonymous) on August 20th, 2008 10:41 pm (UTC)
Thanks for listing this at contestlive.com. Your readers can vote for it at


I've also blogged about the contest at the contest live blog.

ext_48339 on August 20th, 2008 11:40 pm (UTC)
The Ones I love
The Jillian earrings! I love the mix of woodtone and bright color

jskell911 on August 21st, 2008 12:02 am (UTC)
I love these Talisman Hair Elastics! I think I am going to have to go and buy them now ;)
(Anonymous) on August 21st, 2008 12:50 am (UTC)
Love them
I love these earring and love the emily earrings. Thanks for the great giveaway!

sneakybea on August 21st, 2008 01:14 am (UTC)
I really like the red and turquoise necklace. v One of my favorite color combos for summer!
ext_115284 on August 21st, 2008 01:36 am (UTC)
I LOVE big etsy shops! What a great selection!
I think the Summer Flower Hair Pins would be a lot of fun! Thanks!!
(Anonymous) on August 21st, 2008 01:38 am (UTC)
I love the starburst and birdie earrings. :)

urchiken at gmail dot com.

windycindy on August 21st, 2008 02:05 am (UTC)
"The Smiling Frog!"
Hi, I adore the "Bouquet Studs" and the "Custom Made Patchwork Messenger Bag!"
Please enter me in your wonderful earring giveaway drawing. Many thanks, Cindi
(Anonymous) on August 21st, 2008 02:48 am (UTC)
I love the cowrie shells earrings.
jmharnar[at]comcast dot net
(Anonymous) on August 21st, 2008 03:18 am (UTC)
I love the old fashioned flowers earings. Her style is great. Thanks for pointing it out to me!