Monday, August 23, 2010

Back To School Bonanza Giveaway #3: Gussy

I am going BACK TO SCHOOL this week, and I thought I would end the summer with a bang...of giveaways!

This giveaway is extra special not just because it's Gussy (hello!  who DOESN'T love Gussy?!?), but because in the process of working with Maggie, I found out that she graduated from the high school where I work!  In fact, she graduated just months before I was hired.  Makes me feel a wee bit old, but makes this back to school giveaway super special to me!



A wee bit about Gussy:
Gussy is a colorful line of ruffled accessories. Each ruffle is machine sewn free-hand style, making each ruffle unique. Almost 2 years ago Maggie sat down at her kitchen table --she wanted to learn how to sew. And here she is now, offering zipped pouches of all sizes, laptop bags, tote/diaper bags, and wristlet/clutches (all with her signature ruffle) to those that love a little flair :) And, she's recently quit her day job to pursue Gussy full-time. To read more about Gussy, click here.


The Nester wrote, "Gussy has a juicy shop full of all kinds of wonderfulness, and her blog, Gussy has a lot to say, is quickly becoming a crafter’s headquarters where she features different crafters/artists and writes about her experience."


Sigh...I love that signature ruffle!  Gets me EVERY time!


You can follow Gussy on twitter here!

I am SO excited to announce that The Sluiter Nation Back To School Bonanza's third giveaway is $30 shop credit at www.shopgussy.com!!! (sorry, all baby blankets are exempt from this giveaway credit).

All you have to do to enter is leave me a comment here telling me what you love best about Gussy!

For anyone who wants a couple more chances at winning, you can also...
  • Tweet about this giveaway: "Sluiter Nation is going Back To School with @gussysews!  Check out their giveaway at http://bit.ly/chFskQ " (make sure you come back and leave a separate comment telling me you tweeted!)
  • "Like" Sluiter Nation on facebook (come back and leave a separate comment telling me you do).
 Three ways to win!  Good luck!

**This giveaway closes at 1:00pm est on Thursday, August 26, 2010 (which is also the day of my first Back to School meeting).  The winner will be announced Friday!

**Disclosure:  Gussy is providing the spoils of this giveaway.  I was not provided with any free product, and my opinions couldn't be bought anyway. I do own the orange polka dot pouch above and I LOVE IT!  So there is that.

120 comments:

Julie S. said...

Oh my goodness, I have been wanting one of her tote bags for some time now- or a wristlet! :) They are so amazing!

Nicci @ Changing the Universe said...

Hi. I'm a Gussy addict. I need more. The end.

Blair@HeirtoBlair said...

LOVE GUSSY.

Favorite product: the wristlets!

Favorite part of Gussy: Gussy herself. & her lovely phone voice.

Pua said...

Um hello?? So cute!!! What's not to adore?

sheaintheavy said...

I like the make up pouches, my tampons keep falling out of the wrappers in my purse and I really think I need one to help me with this issue.

Pua said...

And I'm already following you on facebook!

sheaintheavy said...

I also liked you on FB :)

sheaintheavy said...

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand ::out of breath:: I followed Gussy on Twitter!

Andrea (@mamachaplin) said...

what do i love? where to begin. i want a tote. a make up bag. and i have to have one of those darling little pouches ... need i go on?!

Pua said...

Tweeted!

Tricia said...

I major heart Gussy! The second I can splurge I'm getting something for her!

Lindsay Williams said...

Those bags are adorable! I love the ruffles! I don't own a Gussy bag and now I feel the compelling need to have one - NOW! Plus, I'm a mom and I rarely by for myself so all the bags I own are looking pretty shabby these days... :)

Mama Lungo said...

I adore the girlyness of Gussy. I want ruffles, lots of ruffles and that is what Gussy does best!

Tricia said...

Tweeted - check!

Andrea (@mamachaplin) said...

i tweeted this!

Tricia said...

I still like ya on FB!

Mama Lungo said...

Tweet complete: http://twitter.com/aclundgren/status/21925357585

Lindsay Williams said...

I tweeted! http://twitter.com/NewBreedMama/status/21925484042

Mama Lungo said...

Liked you FB

Grace - Arms Wide Open said...

love gussy stuff! i would love a tote or wristlet!

Julia said...

i love gussy, not just b/c of her awesome stuff, but she's a true to life Christian gal.

Jessica said...

OMG, such cute stuff! I love the unique style and would LOVE to carry around a wristlet!

Grace - Arms Wide Open said...

i like you on FB!

Julia said...

and i tweeted!

@julialadewski

Jessica said...

I am a facebook fan! :)

makemommygosomethingsomething said...

I want...scratch that...NEED any of the headbands. I LOVE headbands. I also heart the make up bags. so freaking cute!!

Julia said...

like you on facebook too!

makemommygosomethingsomething said...

I tweeted @momgosomething

Jessica said...

I tweeted! :)

http://twitter.com/Unemployed_Mom/statuses/21925851429

makemommygosomethingsomething said...

I want...scratch that...NEED any of the headbands. I LOVE headbands. I also heart the make up bags. so freaking cute!!

sheaintheavy said...

Oh, and I tweeted too :)

pinkflipflops said...

i love the headbands! especially the green one!

pinkflipflops said...

i tweeted!

Ry's Mama said...

I love Gussy's head bands! I've recently become a headband addict!

louiseedington said...

I like you on FB :)

louiseedington said...

I tweeted too!

louiseedington said...

Never ever heard of Gussy before but it's so very cute so thanks for introducing me to it.

Brittney said...

I heard about Gussy through a friend and now I have fallen in love with the tote bags! They are a must have!!

mommytojenna said...

hmm..,they're al so pretty - i'd probably choose one of the zippered pouches to keep some school supplies in!

mommytojenna said...

I've been liking you for some time on fb!!

Amandaaaah said...

Doesn't everyone love the signature ruffle? Gah and her color choices are adorbs too! <3

Kristen K. said...

I have wanted one of her black damask tote bags for EVAH!!!!

Amandaaaah said...

I tweetealeeted as well @PrimandPropah!

Amandaaaah said...

And like Sluiter nation on FB! <3

Julie S. said...

I tweeted!

Kate @ Songs Kate Sang said...

I am also a Gussy addict :) I lover her completely :)

Kate @ Songs Kate Sang said...

Tweeted!

Beana said...

I love the ruffle trend right now in clothing, accessories etc. So of course I love Gussy's ruffles :)

Nikki said...

What I love about Gussy is her ruffles and vibrant colors!

Nikki said...

Tweeted! @NCW11

punkinmama said...

Love the Gussy Tote in pink floral! So cute!

punkinmama said...

I like you on Facebook. And everywhere else too! ;)

Kaira said...

I like the tote bags best.

Julie S. said...

I liked you on Facebook!

Gina said...

I would definitely get a wristlet!

Gina said...

I'm a FB fan!

missy widener said...

Love the originality. Love the totes.

missy widener said...

Love Sluiter nation on facebook.

Ry's Mama said...

I almost forgot to tell you I tweeted!! @lilmissrysmama

Tracy M. said...

Who wouldn't love Gussy?

Andrea (@mamachaplin) said...

I already "like" you on facebook too!

LCW@wakingupwilliams said...

I love the unique-ness of her creations.

Trisha V. said...

I love the tote bags, I really don't think you can get to many cute bags!!

Gretchen said...

Would LOVE a Gussy Tote or Chatty Gus!

Gretchen said...

I like you on facebook!

Erin said...

I love Gussy ruffles!

Erin said...

I like you on FB!

Mary B said...

I love her headbands! This momma is treating her self to one after the kids get all their back to school stuff :)

Ann said...

I love Gussy's heart--she loves Jesus and is so positive!

Diane Gramelspacher said...

I love all the items on Sluiter Nation. Thanks!

MacKenzie said...

I love the little pouches... the size of your orange one is perfect. AND I saw it in person, and it is just as cute as it looks!

MacKenzie said...

And I am a facebook fan...

MacKenzie said...

Tweeted about these lovely products :)

Lynette said...

I think I need a laptop bag! So cute!

Katie said...

The best thing I love about Gussy arrrrre her curls and headbands ;)

Jennifer said...

All of it. I know that is generic but really it's all so cute!

The Wild World of Richmond said...

I tweeted!

The Wild World of Richmond said...

Wristlets! They're all so cute!

Emily N. said...

I love all of the Gussy products! They're so cute!

~Emily
(emmylou520@gmail.com)

Tammi L said...

I like the tote bags the best, no wait I like the wristlets the best, no wait the tote bags, no the wristlets. OK so I like them both.

Jessica said...

RUFFLES!! That is my favorite part!

www.comewhatmaycome.blogspot.com

Larissa said...

I love the style of Gussy and <3 the ruffles!

Larissa said...

I just tweeted about Gussy giveaway :)

Tricia said...

Oh man when I saw this giveaway on Twitter I thought I would enter and try to win it for my best friend who is expecting her first baby in December. NOW that I have looked I think I want it for me haha

After spending the majority of the day searching the house over and over again for Carter's Nuk; I think the paci holders are AMAZING!

Tricia said...

I tweeted about the giveaway

Tricia said...

I like you on FB

Mindy said...

The best thing about Gussy: the RUFFLES (duh!) and the fabrics she chooses. And Gussy herself, her sweet personality shines through on her blog and her Gussy business. :)

Mindy said...

http://twitter.com/mdmerenghi/status/21970073193
Tweet!

Mindy said...

I liked Sluiter Nation on FB.

Piper said...

I LOVE that Maggie started her Gussy journey with no formal sewing experience! Talk about inspiring.

Miranda said...

I love the color. Seriously. I need a punch of color in my life.

Miranda said...

I tweeted!!

Miranda said...

And? I like you on FB. So my liking of you is all sorts of official.

torie@Life With Rylie said...

I love her wristlets. I've been trying to win something from her for sometime now!

torie@Life With Rylie said...

I tweeted @ontopbabybows

Mormishmom said...

I love her diaper bag/tote! But everything is darling.

mormishmom {at} gmail {dot} com

Mormishmom said...

I tweeted!

mormishmom {at} gmail {dot} com

Mormishmom said...

I like you on FB.

mormishmom {at} gmail {dot} com

Suz said...

I love her ruffles the best!!

Suz said...

I tweeted! https://twitter.com/scbrown929/status/22041617305

Suz said...

I now "like" on facebook.

Susie Q said...

I lurve this make up bag: http://www.maggiewhitley.bigcartel.com/product/lovely-gus-citrus-polka-dot-make-up-bag-81


& it just so happens I'm in need of a new one :)

Susie Q said...

I tweeted.

@amandahannold

Susie Q said...

I like you on FB :)

jackie sheridan said...

I am a fan of sluiter nation! jmls09@aol.com

jackie sheridan said...

and i tweeted! jmls09@aol.com

jackie sheridan said...

Ifi were to pick which gussy item is my favorite, i like the blue polika dot makeup bag. Jmls09@aol.com

Jason said...

my wife would love a makeup bag surfjay@hotmail.com

Jason said...

i am a fan of sluiter nation on facebook surfjay@hotmail.com

Anne said...

I need a smart phone case! They are adorable too :)

Anne said...

I tweeted!

Anne said...

I like you on FB too!

Jacquelyn s said...

I like the wristlets and clutches! Jackiel1288@aol.com

Jacquelyn s said...

Im a fan on fb! Jackiel1288@aol.com

Celeste said...

Love, love, love Gussy!!
-- loving the iDance wristlet!

celeste@mail4me.com

Anonymous said...

hi! i love all your bags and have some of your scraps:)
i lovee your wallets and your totes. id love one of your totes:)
gabrielle loturco

xogabi28ox@aol.com

arussell said...

Like you on FB

arussell said...

I am in need of one of the totes. Too cute!

Becca said...

I so very much want a laptop bag! And a Wristlet :-) I've been thinking about ordering for a long time & a giftcard would be great!

Becca said...

tweet! @BekaBooMN

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