Wednesday, October 27, 2010

An Interview with Factorygrlashli and a GIVEAWAY!





bio: My name is Ashli Crowe. I'm a 21 year old artist, crafter, barista, cupcake enthusiast, and dreamer. Creating for Etsy started out as a hobby and quickly grew into a passion. I love birds, old things, boring things, and cats.



1. How long have you been crafty?

I've been creating ever since I was little. My mom has always been a crafty person, and I picked that up from her. She was always working on some sort of project, and I couldn't wait to start creating on my own! My artistic side developed when I was in high school.



2. What made you decide that jewelry was your medium?

Jewelry is just the only medium that I sell right now. I'm also an aspiring pastry chef, and I like to paint for my own enjoyment. I like jewelry because it's almost like a little piece of art that you get to carry around with you and wear all day. Your accessories can really express who you are, and I love helping people express themselves.



3. How is your treasury project going? Explain to the readers a little bit about it

I started this treasury project in May, shortly after the release of Treasury East. I wanted to challenge myself to do something creatively, so I decided to make a treasury every day for a year. The commitment has been really fun, but it's also very creatively draining sometimes. But I feel like it keeps me plugged into what's going on with Etsy, and it has also given me a very critical eye which helps my own shop. I would love to take a day off sometime.... but I guess I will do that next May!



4. What's your favorite movie, and why?

"Stranger than Fiction" starring Will Ferrell and Maggie Gyllenhaal. I saw it with my husband when we were dating, and I was undecided about what to pursue in college. I just fell in love with the simplicity of a bakery and was inspired to go to Culinary School. I also think it's the sweetest and most subtly romantic movie I've ever seen. I'm also just a big Will Ferrell fan, so it was fun for me to see him in a role that wasn't completely over the top.





5. What's a typical weekend like for you?


Fridays I wake up early and go to work at a locally owned coffee shop here in Charleston. I work to perfect my latte art (which is very much a never-ending process), then I go home and make a treasury. I'll pack up any orders and take them to the post office. If my husband is also off work, we usually go eat somewhere. I don't like to cook even though I went to Culinary School. I just like baking. We'll probably catch a movie, go shopping, or just spend time at home with our cat Moses. Weekends are really laid back for us and always go by way too quickly.

Win This Necklace!!



Valued at $19!!

How to Enter: (leaver a comment for each entry to count!)

1. Visit Ashli's Shop and pick your fave item and leave a comment
2. Tweet about this giveaway!
4. Follow @factorygrlashli or @papercakes
5. Follow this blog on google friend connect
6. Like Paper*Cakes on facebook
7. Like FactorygrlAshli on facebook
8. Heart Ashli on etsy
9. Follow Ashli's Blog
10. Blog about this giveaway
11. Put my button in your sidebar
12. Facebook about this giveaway

Closes Nov. 1

137 comments:

Molly O'Bryon-Welpott said...

I follow Ashli on twitter:)

Molly O'Bryon-Welpott said...

I have thought this item:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/37082411/lumberjack-antiqued-brass-necklace
Was adorable for a VERY long time!

Molly O'Bryon-Welpott said...

Following papercakes now:)

Molly O'Bryon-Welpott said...

following THIS blog now, which btw I love, so glad I got to see it:)

Molly O'Bryon-Welpott said...

I heqrt ashli on etsy

Molly O'Bryon-Welpott said...

I TWEETED:)

jess said...

i found ashli's shop on etsy a while back and i absolutely adore it and i love following her on twitter, she has a great (hilariously) blunt personality and just tells it like it is.

i love this mismatched pair of earrings from her shop! http://www.etsy.com/listing/59774160/dark-floral-mismatched-earrings

-jessica

jess said...

i tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/blueheartlove

:)

Fiona Designs said...

I love the Grecian Leaves Brass Earrings !

Fiona Designs said...

I tweeted about the giveaway

Fiona Designs said...

I follow both of you on twitter

Jingle said...

I love the owl locket brass necklace!

Jingle said...

I follow you on Twitter!

Jingle said...

I follow this blog!

Jingle said...

I like Paper*Cakes on Facebook!

♥Cozycomfycouch♥ said...

sweet shop! I added it to my etsy. :D
I love the Owl Locket Raw Brass Necklace. I love owls! :D lovely blog!
sweetangelmt at hotmail.com

♥Cozycomfycouch♥ said...

Tweet! http://twitter.com/#!/cozycomfycouch/status/28911723446

♥Cozycomfycouch♥ said...

following! :D

♥Cozycomfycouch♥ said...

#6 done! :D

♥Cozycomfycouch♥ said...

#7 done!

♥Cozycomfycouch♥ said...

Heart etsy! :D

♥Cozycomfycouch♥ said...

Blogged about it here
http://mariamedeirosphotography.blogspot.com

♥Cozycomfycouch♥ said...

I put your cute button on my blog. Its on the left side under creative links! :D

♥Cozycomfycouch♥ said...

I facebooked it! :D

mamipdx said...

i tweeted:
http://twitter.com/mamipdx/status/28914533428
thanks!
shenais
divertida at fastmail dot fm

mamipdx said...

i like the lemon drop earrings among other things- all so lovely!
thanks!
shenais
divertida at fastmail dot fm

mamipdx said...

i follow you both on twitter @mamipdx
thanks!
shenais
divertida at fastmail dot fm

mamipdx said...

i gfc follow you!
thanks!
shenais
divertida at fastmail dot fm

mamipdx said...

i like you on facebook (wren nelson)
thanks!
shenais
divertida at fastmail dot fm

mamipdx said...

i like factorygrl ashley on facebook (wren nelson)
thanks!
shenais
divertida at fastmail dot fm

mamipdx said...

i follow her blog
thanks!
shenais
divertida at fastmail dot fm

mamipdx said...

i shared on facebook (wren nelson)
thanks!
shenais
divertida at fastmail dot fm

mamipdx said...

i hearted her shop on etsy (maestramami)
thanks!
shenais
divertida at fastmail dot fm

Shenny said...

I love the Lonely Stag Necklace!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/58128632/the-lonely-stag-necklace


Shenny.
http://by-shenny.blogspot.com/

Shenny said...

I follow Ashli's blog via GFC.

Ivana said...

My favorite are the Dia de los Muertos Post Earrings
izzity@mail.bg

Ivana said...

I Like Paper*Cakes on facebook Ivana Nikolova
izzity@mail.bg

Ivana said...

I Like FactorygrlAshli on facebook
Ivana Nikolova
izzity@mail.bg

Monik said...

I love Lost Antler Copper Earrings.

monikalintang@hotmail.com

Monik said...

Tweet this giveaway here.

monikalintang@hotmail.com

Monik said...

Follow @factorygrlashli and @papercakes as @monikaretnani.

monikalintang@hotmail.com

Monik said...

Follow this blog on google friend connect as Monik.

monikalintang@hotmail.com

Monik said...

Like Paper*Cakes on facebook as Monika Lintang Retnani.

monikalintang@hotmail.com

Monik said...

Like FactorygrlAshli on facebook as Monika Lintang Retnani.

monikalintang@hotmail.com

Monik said...

Follow Ashli's Blog via GFC as Monik.

monikalintang@hotmail.com

Rich and Mallory said...

LOVE THIS!!!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/53370180/owl-locket-raw-brass-necklace

Mallory1031 at gmail dot com

Rich and Mallory said...

following @papercakes on twitter

@malloryrobinson

Mallory1031 at gmail dot com

Rich and Mallory said...

tweeted!!

http://twitter.com/#!/malloryrobinson/status/28920052396

Mallory1031 at gmail dot com

Rich and Mallory said...

following Ashli's blog

Mallory1031 at gmail dot com

Rich and Mallory said...

"hearted" on Etsy

Mallory1031

Mallory1031 at gmail dot com

Rich and Mallory said...

blogged about ya

http://malloryrich.blogspot.com/2010/10/paper-cakes-finds-giveaway_27.html

Mallory1031 at gmail dot com

Molly O'Bryon-Welpott said...

Facebooking this lovely giveaway on my photography page:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Molly-OBryon-Welpott-Photography/69616312990

fisiwoman said...

Enter me please! My fav item is Eau de Cologne French Label Necklace.


Ana Belén R.M
fisiwoman(at)hotmail(dot)com
Spain

fisiwoman said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/fisiwoman/status/28922104928



Ana Belén R.M
fisiwoman(at)hotmail(dot)com
Spain

fisiwoman said...

Following @papercakes on twitter (@fisiwoman)



Ana Belén R.M
fisiwoman(at)hotmail(dot)com
Spain

fisiwoman said...

Following via google, as fisiwoman.



Ana Belén R.M
fisiwoman(at)hotmail(dot)com
Spain

fisiwoman said...

I Like Paper*Cakes on facebook (Ana Belén R M)


Ana Belén R.M
fisiwoman(at)hotmail(dot)com
Spain

fisiwoman said...

I Like FactorygrlAshli on facebook (Ana Belén R M)


Ana Belén R.M
fisiwoman(at)hotmail(dot)com
Spain

fisiwoman said...

Post it on my FB wall: http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=161250653906761&id=100000825276857



Ana Belén R.M
fisiwoman(at)hotmail(dot)com
Spain

Amber said...

My favorite is the Owl Locket Raw Brass Necklace
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Amber said...

I follow your blog with google friend connect
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Amber said...

I heart Ashli on Etsy - my Etsy name is Hurdler4eva
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Marlowe said...

I love the Mums the Word bracelet

marloweopat at gmail dot com

Marlowe said...

Im a new follower via GFC
marloweopat at gmail dot com

Marlowe said...

I hearted Ashli's Etsy Shop

marloweopat at gmail dot com

Marija said...

I love the pretty pastels antiqued brass necklace!

marija.majerle at gmail dot com

Marija said...

I hearted on etsy! (bokononist)

marija.majerle at gmail dot com

Marija said...

I'm following papercakes @mrsclutterbuck

marija.majerle at gmail dot com

janaemadsen said...

I like the swallow tattoo ring

janaemadsen said...

I follow ashli and papercakes on twitter

janaemadsen said...

I follow ashli's blog

Lauren said...

Lovely! I love the Autumn Garden Adjustable Ring - PUMPKIN!

lauren.m.gibson AT gmail DOT com

Connie said...

I tweeted about the giveaway. @RowdyFan81

Connie said...

I follow @factorygrlashli on Twitter. @RowdyFan81

Connie said...

I like The Factory on Facebook. @RowdyFan81

Yasmin said...

I absolutely adore "Night on the Town Adjustable Cameo Ring - ONE OF A KIND".

alionandalamb at aol dot com

Yasmin said...

I follow via Google Friend Connect.

alionandalamb at aol dot com

Yasmin said...

I like Paper*Cakes on facebook.

alionandalamb at aol dot com

Yasmin said...

I like FactorygrlAshli on facebook.

alionandalamb at aol dot com

Yasmin said...

I "hearted" on Etsy.

alionandalamb at aol dot com

Yasmin said...

I am now following her blog.

alionandalamb at aol dot com

k@tie said...

liked on facebook as kate mcp

katmckid at aol dot com

Vicki S said...

I like the Olive Oil Beaded Flower Earrings in Nickel Free Antiqued Brass, understated and perfect for fall!

sswpss at yahoo dot com

aj said...

From the Forest Acorn and Owl Necklace is my fave!

A_C_E_ at hotmail dot com

xlacrimax said...

My favorite is Pearly Birdie Nickel Free Earrings.
xlacrimax at gmail dot com

xlacrimax said...

I am your new follower.
xlacrimax at gmail dot com

Noni said...

I follow Papercakes on Twitter ^-^

Noni said...

And Ashli as well :)

jhitomi said...

love the Lonely Stag necklace. This giveaway prize is great.
jhbalvin at gmail dot com

Julia said...

I really like the Snowfall Sparrow Branch Necklace.

sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

Kate said...

my favorite item is either the man in the moon earrings or the midnight estate style earrings

ksumpte1 at kent dot edu

Kate said...

i am now following papercakes on twitter as ravencolours

ksumpte1 at kent dot edu

Kate said...

i am now following factorygirlashli on twitter as ravencolours

ksumpte1 at kent dot edu

Kate said...

i am now following ashli's blog on gfc as ravencolours

ksumpte1 at kent dot edu

Kate said...

i am now following your blog on gfc as ravencolours

ksumpte1 at kent dot edu

Kate said...

i heart ashli on etsy as ravencolours

ksumpte1 at kent dot edu

Kate said...

i liked the factory on facebook

ksumpte1 at kent dot edu

Kate said...

i liked paper*cakes on facebook

ksumpte1 at kent dot edu

That Girl said...

I like the Teenage Romance necklace. I love a good mixtape and dancing in the rain.

That Girl said...

I follow @papercakes on Twitter. @issaino

That Girl said...

I liked Paper*Cakes on FB.

That Girl said...

I liked FactorygrlAshli on FB.

That Girl said...

I hearted Ashli on etsy.

Michele said...

I already heart Ashli on Etsy and on Twitter. ;)

TaylorMade said...

love the buttercream rose adjustable ring!
adorable!

taylorgketchum@gmail.com

Schoolgirl said...

I love the Pretty Kitty Filigree Ring in Light Pink

abstufftobuy(at)gmail(dot)com

Schoolgirl said...

I follow your blog

Schoolgirl said...

I follow Ashli's blog
abstufftobuy(at)gmail(dot)com

oksana said...

I like Turning Paris Pink Pin!

ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

oksana said...

I Like Paper*Cakes on facebook!
(oksana vladimirovna)

ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

oksana said...

I Like FactorygrlAshli on facebook!
(oksana vladimirovna)

ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

oksana said...

I Hearted Ashli on etsy!
(oksana2372)

ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

oksana said...

Following Ashli's Blog!

ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

Champagne Wisdom said...

I think the reindeer IS my favorite, but I'm also loving the holiday cheer charm necklace!!

jamieandandre at bellsouth dot net

Champagne Wisdom said...

Following papercakes and sent a request to follow you on twitter as @champagnewisdom - yay! :)

jamieandandre at bellsouth dot net

mare said...

my favorite item is Turning Paris Pink Pin, because i've visited Paris few months ago and i loved it!
isollea at gmail dot com

jen said...

I love Ashli's new mismatched earrings! :D

jen said...

I follow Ashli on FB

jen said...

I follow your blog :)

Sara said...

LOVE the tattooed lady bobby pin set! (and everything else!)

Chani said...

I love the Deez Nuts earrings. I've been to the US a week ago and would have loved to bring a squirrel home with me!

blancetcaramel@gmail.com

Lily said...

I love the Storm Cloud Poppy Necklace!

Lily said...

I follow Papercakes on twitter, username slowclublover.

Lily said...

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/slowclublover/status/29309673314

Nina said...

I love the Night on the Town Adjustable Cameo Ring!
nina AT msoa DOT net

Naomi said...

I love this one:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/42813465/nautical-stripes-vintage-beaded-necklace

Naomi

mariko.koda[at]gmail.com

Andrea said...

I follow Ashli's blog

Andrea said...

I follow your blog!

Andrea said...

I like factorygirl on facebook.

Andrea said...

I heart factorygirlashli
on etsy.

Andrea said...

I like Paper Cakes on facebook

Jessica said...

follow this blog
Jessica Sage
jesage@asu.edu

Jessica said...

LOVE the give a hoot earrings
jesage@asu.edu

Jessica said...

follow ashli on twitter
JessicaSage22
jesage@asu.edu

Jessica said...

liked paper cakes on fb
Jessica Sage
jesage@asu.edu

Jessica said...

liked the factory on fb
Jessica Sage
jesage@asu.edu

Jessica said...

follow ashli's blog
Jessica Sage
jesage@asu.edu