Thursday, February 10, 2011

Featured Business of the Month... GIVEAWAY!!

Since having the opportunity to be featured at four other businesses in the past month it has inspired me to start featuring others.  It is exciting to meet others like me and to help them grow their business as others do for me.  I can't wait to share with you each month the new business I will be featuring.  These women/men are very talented individuals and I have some amazing give aways for you.  I have ordered from most of them and have loved their product.  Therefore, I have asked them to be featured on our site & to offer a GIVEAWAY item.  Keep checking back and good luck!

This month I am featuring Sweet Petal Bakery.  I found her on etsy when looking for footballs, baseballs, basketballs and letters for my boys cake I made for their KSU joint birthday party.  I will post pictures below.  She does amazing work! 

At the bottom you will find the giveaway item, rules to enter and deadline! Have fun friends.

  Sweet Petal Bakery



Get to know a little about SWEET PETAL BAKERY!

Where are you from? Chino Hills, CA. It's about 1 hour from L.A., 35 minutes from Disneyland and 2 hours from San Diego


Married, single, kids? I'm married to my sweet husband Christoper and we have 2 great kids Elena (4 years old) and Marianna (3 years old)


What do you enjoy doing with your free time? Oooh, scanning through blogs like Oh Joy!, Mrs. Lilien- Styling House, Hostess With The Mostess, NotCot.org, and a bunch of food blogs, interior decorating blogs, fashion blogs... yeah. I spend too much time on my laptop.


Favorite color? Yellow ^_^


Favorite food? Japanese Ramen! Not the instant kind, the kind that's served in Japan; slow cooked and served fresh and hot. Also love potatoes, any kind; mashed, fried, baked, anything.


If you could throw a party for yourself, what would the theme be? I'd love a party with yellow and gray (with strips of aqua) as the colors with yellow dahlias, California poppies, flower succulents and billy button flowers on the tables. I know exactly where it would be too. In Palm Springs somewhere by a pool with big striped umbrellas, with Jonathan Adler pottery, constructed background panels with props where people take silly pictures in pretty Kate Spade frocks.


Which talent you wish you had, but you don’t? Umm.. woodworking? Carpentry? I'm in awe of people who can turn wood into chairs, tables or shelves. Also metal fabrication. Those skills would totally transform my dessert tables.


Who or what inspires you to be creative? Probably my Mom and sister. My Mom always told me I should use my gifts because they're what makes me unique and awesome. As for my sister, who is creative too, she is going to school in Scotland and living her dream as an architect. She really went for it, which inspired me to go for my dream too.


What thing or things do you enjoy shopping for at Michaels/Hobby Lobby or any craft store? Oh wow, I like going through the silk flower aisle during the change of the seasons to get ideas for flowers. I also take a bunch of flowers and sort of arrange them together to see if they'd look good on a cake. I also love shopping for various cake decorating tools. The industry is booming so there's a lot of new things coming out that are surprisingly affordable.


Tell me about your etsy shop/online store. How, why, when did you start your business? I started my business as a creative outlet at first. I had all these cake decorating tools that I just mindlessly collected while I worked at the local bakery. I thought I should put them to use. Turns out I really wanted to continue doing this as a business where I call the shots.


What do you love most about blogging, facebook, and/or having your own etsy shop? Oh I love meeting people and hearing about their parties and collaborating with them. People are so nice and supportive of each other, even if they're supposed to be in competition for business. In terms of my etsy shop, I really felt that Etsy gave me the right kind of exposure to keep doing my craft. If I had launched my own website I don't think it would have been as successful.


Item giving away: $25 credit to SweetPetalBakery


Contact Information:
etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/sweetpetalbakery
facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sweet-Petal-Bakery/120881221270050
blog: http://sweetpetalbakery.blogspot.com/
e-mail: sweet_petal_bakery "at" hotmail.com

HERE IS HOW TO ENTER:
1) Leave a comment below about what you love about Sweet Petal Bakery!

2) Become a fan of Sweet Petal Bakery on Facebook & Sweet Petal Bakery Blog. 

3) Become a fan of Abbie's Creations on Facebook & of this blog. If you already are, let us know in your comment!!!

Winner will be chosen on Monday, February 14, 2011 at 10:00pm (CST). Any entries received after this time will not be considered. Open to US residents only. Winner will be chosen using random.org.

What a great job!  I just loved how the sport balls and letters for my boys names added to the cake!  It would have been so boring without the special talents of Sweet Petal Bakery!  Thank you Sweet Petal Bakery for making my boys cake so special.  You can check out her post of the event on her blog!


24 comments:

andrea.mcdonald said...

I have been a HUGE fan of the Sweet Petal Bakery ever since I saw her beautiful anenomes which I plan to order for our wedding in November. I began following her on facebook and her blog, and Im hoping to work with her to create some items for my daughter's 3rd birthday! A store credit from her would be amazing! Good luck to both of you in your success!

Noelle said...

i love everything, but all the flowers are beautiful!!!

Noelle said...

I am a fan on FB!!

Noelle said...

I am a new fan of Sweet Petals Bakery!!

Greta said...

I love the cakes, cupcake toppers, and the initials used for cookies! So pretty, and cute.

Greta said...

I'm a new facebook fan of Sweet Petals Bakery!

Greta said...

I'm a fan of Abbie's Creations!

A To Zebra Celebrations said...

I am fan of Sweet Petal bakery!

A To Zebra Celebrations said...

fan of sweet petal bakery!

A To Zebra Celebrations said...

I follow sweet petal bakery's blog

A To Zebra Celebrations said...

already a fan of abbie's creations :)

Jennifer said...

I'm a fan of Sweet Petal Bakery on FB & blog follower!

Jennifer said...

Already a fan of Abbie's Creations FB & blog follower!

Jennifer said...

Her flowers are amazing! I really like the sunflowers & hydrangeas.

Jeff and Jill said...

After reading about Sweet Petal Bakery, I'm a huge fan. What cute things! and how creative!

Jeff and Jill said...

After reading about Sweet Petal Bakery, I am a huge fan! Very creative and such cute things!

MossyOakLane said...

I love the stars....and her flowers are awesome!

MossyOakLane said...

I follow Sweet craftcakes on facebook and blog

MossyOakLane said...

I follow your blog and facebook

SuperMOM said...

Sweet Petal Bakery flowers look like something in a garden center! I thought it was a garden blog at first. STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!!

SuperMOM said...

i liked Sweet Petal Bakery on facebook

SuperMOM said...

oops and I liked her blog as well :)

SuperMOM said...

i am a fan of your page and now your blog as well :)

shopannies said...

love the rose cupcakes
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