Friday, October 28, 2011

Meet the Artist and Giveaway: Kayla from LetterKay

Thank you all for waiting so patiently for the next giveaway.
I think you'll find it was worth the wait!

This time I've teamed up with Kayla over at LetterKay
who has graciously agreed to send one lucky reader 
one of these fantastic Made with Love stamps!

Made with Love - Hand Carved . Unmounted . Rubber Stamp
Buy it here

If you haven't yet, head over and check out Kayla's shop. 
There you'll find an assortment of hand-carved rubber stamps as well as some fun vintage finds. 

The prices are unbelievable, 
AND she does custom stamps, too!

In fact, Kayla created this fun little robot using one of my designs!
 I can't stop smiling whenever I use it, 
I can't believe my own design has "come to life" in a whole new way.

Hand Stamped Unique Robot Tags for Gift, Favors or Notes - Set of 12 - 2-1/2" x 1-3/4"
Buy it here

In addition to hand carved stamps, Kayla's shop is also full of fun vintage finds.
Craft supplies and vintage finds, all in one place?! 
It's like I've died and gone to heaven :)

Let's get to know a little more about Kayla and here shop. 
I'll be sure to give you a sampling of her fun finds along the way:

Q: Tell us a little about yourself.
A: Well, I’m just a girl who loves to make things! I live in a fairly small city where I spend my time creating and treasure hunting when I am not working. I like to do a little bit of everything. I do graphic design, stamps for etsy, search for cool vintage items, face paint, give art lessons, etc. The list is pretty long, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love staying busy and love having a variety of things to do! 

Q: You've got what they call "raw" natural talent. How did you get started as an artist? 
A: I have always loved creating. When I was little, my favorite “toys” were tissue paper and glue. With those two things, the possibilities were endless. During high school I began to focus more on the arts and decided to major in Studio Art. I just recently graduated and still love making things, whether crafts or fine art.

Q: When did you come up with the idea of carving your own stamps? Where did you learn this craft?
A: I can’t remember the project I needed a stamp for, but I know I was making something for one of my friends or family members and I decided to make my own design for it. I first learned how to carve a wood/linoleum block in school and the same techniques apply to carving rubber stamps. I have loved it ever since.

Q: Hand carved stamps have become VERY popular on Etsy. How do you set yourself apart from other sellers, what makes your work unique?
A: Hand carved stamps have gotten more popular and it is a bit surprising in some ways. I feel that designing my own unique stamp designs is important. I also feel that my stamps feel and look natural – a look people are beginning to appreciate more. Other than that, I just try to work hard and make as many stamps as I can J

Script Font Initial Rubber Stamp -  Your Choice of 1 Initial Stamp - Hand-Carved
Buy it here
Q: I love your packaging. Where did you come up with this great idea?
A: This is terrible, but I can’t really remember how I got the idea. Yikes, I need to work on my memory. I believe I started searching first for organza bags, but then I kept researching and found the muslin bags which I feel has a much more natural look which really compliments the stamps. I love giving the customer a custom hand-stamped bag for their special stamp.



Q: Do you sell your stamps anywhere beside Etsy? 
A: I have tried selling my stamps on other sites similar to Etsy, but Etsy has proved to be the best place so far. It is also hard to keep up with several different sites. You can sell more if you focus on one online venue. However, I have sent stamps for consignment to a few local shops.


Q: What stamp or design holds the most personal meaning to you and/or which stamp in your shop is your favorite? Which is the most popular?
A: Hmm…that’s a tough question. I am really like the faux wax seal stamps that I have recently designed. I just love dressing up a simple letter or envelope! The most popular stamp is definitely the Custom Logo Stamp.

Fleur de Lis Wax Seal Rubber Stamp
Buy it here
Q: Any new designs in the works?
A: Yes! There are many new designs brewing around in my head! I am trying to come up with more custom designs. People love custom, it means more to them or the person that they are giving it to. Any ideas for things you’d like to see would also be greatly appreciated. After all, I am not just designing for me.


Q: You've been very successful in a relatively short period of time. Any advice for new sellers looking to increase their sales?
A: Putting the time into it is the biggest thing for me. If you want your Etsy shop to be successful, you have to put the time into it. It really is like a second job. I come home from my day job and then work on Etsy orders or coming up with new ideas. I’ve also made some sales by joining teams I was interested in and meeting people. Also, tell your friends about it! Local sales are great!


Vintage Yellow Rose Brooch/Pin
Buy it here
Q: Just for fun, what is you're favorite treasury feature?
A: I am not sure I really have a favorite. I think they are all great! The vintage treasuries are very fun because you learn a little about something each time, like this treasury

Kayla would like to offer my blog readers an exclusive coupon code!
Use the coupon code MODERN15 at checkout for 15% off your purchase 
now until the end of October. This can be used on ANY item J 
Have fun shopping and please let Kayla know if you have any questions.


When you're done shopping at n   LetterKay or ordering your custom stamp,
be sure to head on back and enter the giveaway!



How to Enter the Giveaway:

1. Follow this blog (Mandatory)
and leave a comment here saying you did.

2. Heart LetterKay on Etsy or an item from her shop
and leave a separate comment here about your favorite item.



3. "Like" LetterKay on Facebook and let her know I sent you
and leave a separate comment here about it.


Make sure to bookmark my giveaways page if you haven't already, 
and READ THE FINE PRINT

Fine Print:
Only 3 entries per household please
Giveaway ends November 7th at midnight PST
Winner will be chosen by random.org
Entries will be validated
Winner will be announced here
Winner will have 3 days to contact me, 
after which a new winner will be chosen
Must be 18 years of age or older to enter

Recently I have had to choose a second winner for quite a fewgiveaways 
due to lack of an email response from my winners. 
If you really want to win, check your SPAM folders often, or better yet 
add moderntypography@aol.com to your address book. Good luck!

114 comments:

  1. I follow your blog :) What an adorable stamp! I love it!

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  2. I hearted her shop on etsy (HomespunHandmaiden)

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  3. Just Favorited http://www.etsy.com/listing/74147485/hand-carved-monogram-stamp-customized-3

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  4. Just Liked and commented on FB... https://www.facebook.com/pages/Letter-Kay/194175650642742?sk=wall

    Thank you for hosting

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  5. I like the notecards she has on her site-cannot ever have enough of those!

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  6. I follow your blog.

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  7. I follow her on FB and left a comment that you sent me!

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  8. I'm a follower of your blog and I looooove LetterKay! I've ordered from her before and not only is her work incredible, she's super sweet as well! :)

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  9. I hearted her shop on etsy and love the "made with love" stamp. -Ingrid

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  10. I liked her on Facebook and told her you sent me.
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  11. I follow this blog :)

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  12. Hearted Letter Kay on Etsy

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  13. Like LK on FB

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    I want that stamp!

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  14. Already following your blog :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Ashley
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  15. http://www.etsy.com/listing/75393947/vintage-ceramic-napkin-holder-mushroom
    is my favorite item. (also love every one of the the stampers)

    Ashley
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  16. I liked Letter Kay on facebook.

    Ashley Womble

    Ashley
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  17. Just fabulous thank you.

    I follow.

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  18. I heart LetterKay on Etsy.

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  19. LIKE LetterKay on FB: Mary Preston

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  20. I am a follower.
    Thanks a lot for this great giveaway!
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  21. I hearted the Thank You Rubber Stamp with Swirly Frame. (Etsy: LillyT)
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  22. I'm a follower and would love to win a stamp :)

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  23. I am following you! amieirwin (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  24. I hearted the Hand-Carved Rubber Stamp on Etsy
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  25. I hearted LetterKay shop as Pinkapotamus

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  26. I like LetterKay on Facebook as Amie Irwin

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  27. I follow your blog via email!
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  28. hearted the shop and love the handmade by stamp :)

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  29. I am following trough GFC as eugenia g.

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  30. I liked it as moi eugenia.

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  31. I follow your blog publicly with google friend connect as Amber
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
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  32. The Thank You Rubber Stamp with Swirly Frame is my favorite! I heart it and Letter Kay's shop on Etsy - my Etsy name is Hurdler4eva
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
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  33. I like Letter Kay on Facebook - my FB name is Amanda Moore
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
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  34. I heart LetterKay on etsy as JIllHogan

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  35. I like Letter Kay on Facebook and wrote on the wall as jill.hogan

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  36. I am already a blog follower via GFC!

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  37. I like Letter Kay on facebook! Katy A.

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  38. gfc follower - sblake1989 on google

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  39. I like the made with love srtam best ..<3'd LetterbyKay as GypsiesJewels

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  40. I follow this blog.

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  41. I heart LetterKay on Etsy (houseofplush).

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  42. I like Letter Kay on FB (Suzanne Gregg).

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  43. I followed you via GFC ( tran nguyen)

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  44. I hearted the shop on etsy under ( tran nguyen)
    I love Small Mustache Stamp - Hand-carved Rubber Stamp

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  45. I like Letter Kay on facebook ( Kaylie Nguyen)


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  46. I follow you on GFC (same name)

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  47. I heart LetterKay on etsy (id: megnate) my favorite item is the Thank You Rubber Stamp!!

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  48. I like LetterKay on facebook (Same name) and left a comment!

    https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=234279539965686&id=194175650642742

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  49. Following! :)

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  50. GFC - xlacrimax
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  51. I follow you via GFC under the username Kairi/Karen I forget.
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  52. I favorited the Small Mustache Stamp Hand Carved Rubber on etsy.
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  53. i am a follower))
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  54. I am following your wonderful blog via GFC as Leah. Thanks so very much for this wonderful giveaway! : )


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  55. I "hearted" LetterKay on Etsy as leahita and her Vintage Ceramic Napkin Holder - Mushroom Design is truly and wonderfully magical! : )

    Thanks again! : )

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  56. I follow your blog thru email and on Facebook.

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  57. GFC follower (as Beads By Roni)
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  58. FB fan (as Roni Rosenzweig)
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  59. I hearted this item: http://www.etsy.com/listing/67394852/handmade-by-with-swirly-frame-hand (as BeadsByRoni)
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  60. I'm a follower.

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  61. Hearted the Etsy shop – bloomingblossom

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  62. I’m a Facebook fan – Aik Chien

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  63. I follow your blog.

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  64. I heart-ed the "made with love" stamp. So cute!

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  65. I liked LetterKay on FB, and told her too!

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  66. i follow on gfc
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  67. I'm a follower via GFC (:
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  68. Hearted her on Etsy!

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  69. Follow this blog
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  70. Liked LetterKay on facebook! (May Equality Shum)

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  71. Like LetterKay on Facebook and let her know-Natasha Areena
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  72. Following the blog as Alter-Eco (it might be under ReLove Planet too, I'm no sure which one shows up)

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  73. Hearted the shop! :) (as alterecoclothing)
    And added this to my favourites: http://www.etsy.com/listing/83776109/made-with-love-hand-carved-unmounted

    :)

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  74. Liked the facebook page (as Bianca Jade) and left a comment
    xo

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  75. I follow with GFC as A. Tolar.

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  76. I like Letter Kay on facebook as Alison Faith Tolar.

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  77. I follow you on GFC!

    My email is on my blog:
    Born To Be Styled

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  78. I heart LetterKay on Etsy as PunkFunky

    My email is on my blog:
    Born To Be Styled

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  79. I like LetterKay on FB as Laura Knudsen, and left a little not on their wall!

    My email is on my blog:
    Born To Be Styled

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  80. I follow your cute blog
    Lovely stamps
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  81. I follow your blog! These stamps are adorable!

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  82. I'm already your GFC follower aas Szappanbubi

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  83. I like from LetterKay the Seahorse Rubber Stamp . Hand Carved!

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  84. following you via GFC

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  85. hearted the LetterKay shop- username bokononist
    My favorite item is the Wedding Rings stamp!

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  86. I follow your blog

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  87. I hearted your shop

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  88. I liked on FB

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  89. Hi! I love your blog and Letter Kay, just ordered a custom stamp for my Etsy site! really excited!

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  90. I love Handmade By with Swirly frame. :)

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  91. Hearted Letter Kay as Symbolic Imports on etsy!

    I love the typewriter font stamp :)

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  92. I follow your blog

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  93. New GFC follower, thanks for the giveaway!
    Dianna at www.savingsinseconds.com

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  94. I'm following your blog via gfc
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  95. I like Vintage Hardy Boys Book - The Twisted Claw by Franklin W. Dixon - 1939 and this is the one I hearted
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  96. liked LK's FB page
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  97. I follow your blog
    Lubaska
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  98. I hearted etsy shop, my fav item si Polaroid 600 Land Camera . Sun 600 LMS . In working condition

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  99. I "Like" LetterKay on Facebook (Lubka Kotmanikova)
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  100. I am your old follower as Marina D. :)
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  101. I hearted her shop as isollea and my favorite item is Vintage Cream Macrame Bag/Purse/Clutch with Wooden Handle.
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  102. I follow your blog.
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  103. I hearted the set of fall gift tags. Love all things fall!
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  104. Wowza, time really flies! This giveaway is now over :) Stay tuned for more, and of course, the winner.

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