Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Focus On... Going Places 2! {And A Giveaway!}

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Ginger is the mastermind behind Going Places 2, the inspirational shop featured here. I fell in love with her doggy silhouettes and moving quotes the first time I saw them and I guarantee you will too! Read on for her interview and her lovely giveaway offer!

Tell me some basic info about yourself. I am a wife and mom of two grown boys. I love to read, walk, zumba, ride my bike with my husband and most of all create! I regularly volunteer at my towns’ community center as well as my church. While we don’t have a dog of our own at this time, we do have two grand dogs, a black lab and a yellow lab who visit often!


What kind of mediums do you use and why? I do all of my designing on a computer using CorelDraw.


What made you decide to sell on etsy? It is so user friendly and already has a huge customer base. I have used it for years for buying my own gifts. I love shopping online and I think Etsy is a fun place to both shop and sell.


Where do you get your inspiration? Once I decide on the dog I would like to create, I do a little research and then look for a quote that either fits his size or personality. I look for things in nature to add to the prints – a leaf, branch, butterfly, bird, etc.



What is your favorite music to craft by? I will find a soft rock station online – I like all kinds of music as long as it’s not the crazy, head banging kind.


When it's cold outside... I like to make a cup of tea and curl up with a good book.


When I'm hungry... I will always go for the cookie first.



When I need a boost... I eat chocolate.



If I could give one gift to everyone I know, it would be... hope. As long as we have that, everything will be OK


If I could have coffee with anyone, it would be... I think it would be so fun to sit down will all of my great grandmothers from the past and just talk about their lives. I never knew any of them and it would be so interesting to see if I could find any hints of who I am today.



What's your favorite piece of your own? I have the little blue Yorkie at my desk with the quote from Aesop ~“No act of kindness no matter how small is ever wasted.” It’s an everyday reminder to be kind in big and small ways. I also love the Saint Bernard with the Donald Trump quote “As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think big.”





Ginger has so graciously offered to give away one print (a $13 value) to a lucky winner!

- To be eligible for entry, you must be a follower of my blog through google friend connect or through your preferred RSS reader. -
- Make sure you leave me a way to contact you if you win. -
- Please leave separate comments for each entry. -

First entry (mandatory):
Head over to Going Places 2 and tell me your favorite item!

Extra entries (optional):
- Heart Going Places 2 on etsy.
- Follow Going Places 2 on Twitter.
- Sign up for the Kate and Oli mailing list.
- Follow me on Twitter, tweet about this giveaway and leave me the link.
- Add my button to your blog.
- Like Kate and Oli on Facebook.
- Blog about this giveaway and leave me the link.

Fine print: Giveaway begins when it is posted and ends at 11:59pm pacific standard time October 14, 2010. A winner will be selected by a random number generator on October 15, 2010 and will be emailed promptly. Ginger will ship anywhere in the world!

111 comments:

  1. My favorite print is the pug print that says "Follow your dreams, that is where your heart lives." :)

    Randi Moulton
    randi.wedekind at gmail.com

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  2. I hearted Going Places 2 on etsy (randi13).

    Randi Moulton
    randi.wedekind at gmail.com

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  3. Following Going Places 2 on Twitter (randinicole13).

    Randi Moulton
    randi.wedekind at gmail.com

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  4. Already like Kate and Oli on Facebook! :)

    Randi Moulton
    randi.wedekind at gmail.com

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  5. And I already subscribe to the mailing list. :)

    Randi Moulton
    randi.wedekind at gmail.com

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  6. Tweeted this giveaway. :)
    http://twitter.com/#!/randinicole13/status/26565321927

    Randi Moulton
    randi.wedekind at gmail.com

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  7. my favorite: Seattle the Rain City Print
    susanerios at hotmail.com

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  8. LIKE Kate and Oli on FB
    susanerios at hotmail.com

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  9. I have four favorites! (They're so cute!!!!)

    -http://www.etsy.com/listing/57120156/wheaten-terrier-art-print-inspirational
    -http://www.etsy.com/listing/54678757/weimaraner-art-print-inspirational-dog
    -http://www.etsy.com/listing/52774736/jack-russell-terrier-art-print
    -http://www.etsy.com/listing/56670191/boston-terrier-dog-art-print

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  10. Oh Wow, this giveaway is awesome. But I have accept I had a very hard time choosing a favorite one, I love them all but specially;
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/57774295/nautical-labrador-retriever-art
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/56176306/schnoodle-art-print-inspirational-dog?ref=v1_other_2
    And many more...

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  11. I absolute heart Going Places on Etsy and they are already on my Christmas shopping list as well!

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  12. I'm a follower and my fave print is the Seattle Rain City print.

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  13. I heart Going Places 2 on Etsy (houseofplush).

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  14. I follow Going Places 2 on Twitter.

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  15. I'm on the Kate and Oli Mailing list.

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  16. I like Kate and Oli on FB.

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  17. I have your button on my blog.

    http://kiddomerriweather.blogspot.com/2009/01/links.html

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  19. follow you thru gfc and luv the beagle art print.
    swiener1[at]tampabay.rr.com

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  20. hearted you. swiener1[at]tampabay.rr.com

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  21. follow GP on twitter. swiener1[at]tampabay.rr.com

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  22. already an email subscriber. swiener1[at]tampabay.rr.com

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  23. follow you on twitter and tweeted 'bout your giveaway. swiener1[at]tampabay.rr.com

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  24. like you on fb and mentioned your super giveaway. thx. swiener1[at]tampabay.rr.com

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  25. email subscriber. swiener1[at]tampabay.rr.com

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  26. Following you via GFC.

    My favorite is the Mixed breed print, "We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone." Lovely prints.

    galaxyboogie at gmail dot com

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  27. oooh such a fun giveaway! my favorite item is the pug print of course! http://www.etsy.com/listing/47131817/pug-art-print-inspirational-dog-print

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  28. i'm following on twitter as @thecuriouspug :)

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  29. i also already like them on facebook :)
    thanks for the chance!

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  30. Wow... hard to choose a fave.... I love the schnauzer print (I have a schnauzer, so I'm a little partial.) Also love the Westie print, the bulldog print, and all the others too. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  31. I follow Going Places 2 on twitter (Beth Stone Studio)

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  32. I hearted Going Places 2 on Etsy (Beth Stone Studio)

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  33. Cute prints - I love this teapot one:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/51302000/let-us-have-some-tea-graphic-ilustration

    debyeo at hotmail dot com

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  34. I follow going places on Twitter as dspdavey.

    debyeo at hotmail dot com

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  35. I am a kate and oli FB fan (Deborah Davey).

    debyeo at hotmail dot com

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  36. My favorite item is Papillon Art Print - Inspirational Dog Print Series.

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  37. Following the blog via GFC.(panicxduh)
    Their "Let Us Have Some Tea - Graphic Ilustration" caught my eye from the shop!
    panicxduh[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  38. Hearted Going Places 2 on Etsy
    (username:panicxduh)
    panicxduh[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  39. e-mail subscriber.(validated!)
    panicxduh[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  40. Following @GoingPlacestoo via Twitter.
    (@erinxduh)
    panicxduh[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  41. Following @ichbinseins via Twitter.
    http://www.twitter.com/erinxduh
    panicxduh[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  42. LIKE Kate and Oli on Facebook (Erin Mize)
    panicxduh[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  43. Im following and I love the Boston Terrier Dog Art Print .

    violettarakic at gmail dot com

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  44. I follow you GFC @ Carmen Jones

    I would like to make my own! A custom one!!


    flamingstarloghome@gmail.com

    carmeninthecountry.blogspot.com

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  45. I follow you on twitter @ theflamingstar

    carmeninthecountry.blogspot.com

    flamingstarloghome@gmail.com

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  46. I follow going places 2 on twitter @ theflamingstar

    carmeninthecountry.blogspot.com

    flamingstarloghome@gmail.com

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  47. I subscribe to your email feed @ flamingstarloghome@gmail.com

    carmeninthecountry.blogspot.com

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  48. I have your button on my blog over @ carmeninthecountry.blogspot.com

    flamingstarloghome@gmail.com

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  49. "Barking up the wrong tree" is my favorite.
    shutterboo at gmail dot com

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  50. Love the Collie Dog Art Print - Inspirational Dog Print Series. omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

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  51. Follow the shop on twitter @ohmydarlingblog

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  52. I follow via GFC as Tracy Taylor and if I won my daughter who would pick the print says this one is the best :) Black Lab Art Print - Inspirational Dog Print Series it says: I will go Anyway as Long as it is Forward. Her dog is a Black Lab so she thinks this is just great :)
    tracyschultz@yahoo.com

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  53. Your Thank You Bookmarks are a great. creationsbytee{at]gmail[dot]com

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  54. Following Kate and Oli Blog. creationsbytee{at]gmail[dot]com

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  55. i love the Learn from Yesterday Graphic Print

    cmw_2289 at yahoo dot com

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  56. My favorite is the pug print!

    jkupc7 at gmail dot com

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  57. My favorite is of course the Old English Sheepdog with a Van Gogh quote. Love this shop!

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  58. I blogged about your blog and this give-away here: http://stubborndog.blogspot.com/

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  59. fave: collie dog inspirational (be kind)
    deannalw47 @ hotmail.com
    xoxoxo

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  60. hearted etsy shop
    deannalw47 @ hotmail.com
    xoxoxo

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  61. email subscribed
    deannalw47 @ hotmail.com
    xoxoxo

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  62. I love the Westie inspiration print!

    animalcrackers@gmail.com

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  63. I love all of her prints. I would love to make
    A Design It Yourself Print with a Beagle...Many thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  64. I Heart Going Places on Etsy!
    Again, many thanks...Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  65. I follow Going Places 2 on Twitter...
    Thanks, Cindi
    cmh512
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  66. I am a subscriber to your mailing list!
    Thanks very much...Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  67. Also,I follow you via Twitter.
    "Tweet" ~ http://twitter.com/cmh512/status/26812799104.
    Merci, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  68. I "Like" Kate & Oli on Facebook!
    Thanks bunches...Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  69. I love the Dachshunds Love Art Print :)

    sarah at yesteachercrafts dot com

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  70. I hearted their shop on etsy (yesteacher)

    sarah at yesteachercrafts dot com

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  71. I like Kate and Oli on Facebook (Sarah Bee)

    sarah at yesteachercrafts dot com

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  72. Hard to pick just one...

    I love
    "If we all did the things we were capable of, we would astound ourselves."

    LOVE IT!

    SheilaC

    shecarita at yahoo dot com

    I follow K&O

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  73. I am your follower.
    my fav print is Boxer Dog Art Print. thanks
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

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  74. I hearted Going Places 2 on etsy. (Lubaska)
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

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  75. I follow Going Places 2 on Twitter. (Lubaska)
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

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  76. I signed up for the Kate and Oli mailing list.
    lubaska at hotmail dot com

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  77. I follow you on Twitter, tweeted about
    http://twitter.com/Lubaska/status/26872307412
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

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  78. I like Kate and Oli on Facebook. (Lubka Kotmanikova)
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

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  79. My favourite item is the "West Highland Terrier (Westie) Art Print - Inspirational Dog Print Series" very cute shop!

    Contact: a.spigno@hotmail.it

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  80. I hearted their shop on etsy (my Etsy name is Aljna)

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  81. Learn from Yesterday Graphic Print
    amber01sw@yahoo.com

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  82. i follow them on twitter as Amber01sw
    amber01sw@yahoo.com

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  83. i get ur emails
    amber01sw@yahoo.com

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  84. i follow u on FB as Amber Lusk MacDonald
    amber01sw@yahoo.com

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  85. i follow and shared on twitter as Amber01sw
    http://twitter.com/#!/amber01sw/status/27092875129
    amber01sw@yahoo.com

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  86. My fave print is the Labrador Retriever Puppy Art Print Art for Kids Series one. So true!!

    My email is svlara(at)gmail(dot)com

    Thanks!

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  87. I already follow you through google friend connect :)
    and my favorite print is the french bulldog! that's my boyfriends dream dog and i think it'd be awesome to have in our house. plus, i like the quote:)

    kendallcrowgirl(at)gmail(dot)com

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  88. i gave going places to a 'heart' on etsy :)

    kendallcrowgirl(at)gmail(dot)com

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  89. I'm a GFC follower! I like the Welsh Corgi Art Print.

    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  90. I hearted the shop. My username on etsy is magnolica.
    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  91. Following Going Places 2 on twitter. My username there is my_wunderkammer.
    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  92. I subscribe to your mailing list. :)

    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  93. I'm a twitter follower! Tweeted: http://twitter.com/my_wunderkammer/status/27276745738

    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  94. Your button is on my blog: http://skittlefairy.diaryland.com/index.html

    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  95. I like your FB page. My username there is wunderfraulein.

    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  96. Blogged:
    http://skittlefairy.diaryland.com/101013_98.html
    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  97. I LOVE the Dachshunds and Boston Terrier!

    brinkels at live dot com

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  98. I love the Scottish Terrier Art Print - that's the dog I have!!!
    Katmckid@aol.com

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  99. following going places on twitter
    Katmckid@aol.com

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  100. following you on twitter
    katmckid@aol.com

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  101. liked you on facebook
    Katmckid@aol.com

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  102. Like you, I like the West Highland Terrier print best and it got sold!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/56044290/west-highland-terrier-westie-art-print

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  103. I 'follow' Going Places 2 on twitter as @missyfivestones

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