Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Featured Artist and Giveaway...Part 2 Ends 6/30

Our second featured artist for June is the lovely Manyi from Illinois. Manyi is the fabulous designer behind MAU Promos and MAU Studio both on etsy.

Her MAU Promos shop features stickers in round, square and oval shapes. She also does graphic design, mint tins, tags, place cards, invites, and business cards. This shop is the perfect place to visit if you are getting married, having a baby shower, a bridal shower, need address labels or just want something custom. Looking for fun and playful items check out MAU Studio. Here Manyi offers buttons, cell phone charms, stickers and much more!!!

Want to learn a little more about Manyi? So did we! Here are some questions that we asked her to let us get to know her a little better.

  • How did you get started in crafting? "I've been crafting since I was little. I don't remember when I started and how I started. I always enjoy making jewelry, origami, greeting cards, etc. "


  • What is your favorite material to work with and why? "Paper. I'm a graphic designer and I specialize in print graphics. The different color, texture of paper, patterns make me excited. Paper packaging can transform a product and make it marketable, cute stationery and paper are collectible. Stickers and cards are great for parties, showers, weddings, etc. I can go on and on about paper. "



  • How did you choose your business name? "MAUstudio is my business name. MAUpromos is only a part of it. MAU is a combination of my initial and last name. In Chinese, MAU means cat, and cat is one of my favorite animals."



  • How did you find etsy? "When I first started my business, I didn't know there is a large community of craft businesses. I started out with my own website selling my jewelry and cards and started researching online. I found some forums and ETSY came up many times. So I decided to start my own shop on ETSY. My first shop on ETSY is www.maustudio.etsy.com and now www.maupromos.etsy.com"



  • What is your favorite crafting tip? "Hum....it's okay to be inspired by other crafters' ideas, but don't copy them and then claim them as yours. Incorporate your own style and make your craft unique. If you are selling your crafts, your customers do not want to see the same things that they can buy in stores, your craft must be unique in some ways. Just have fun! "



  • Anything else you would like to share with our fabulous readers? "I'm the owner and designer of MAUstudio.com, a consignment shop online that works with many crafters and artists. We are always looking for new talents to join our shop.
    I'm also a graphic designer. I specialize in print and branding. I've done many logos, business cards, ETSY banners, animated blog banners for crafters in the indie craft community. I've also done a few websites
    ."

Manyi has graciously agreed to give away a set of 100 custom labels to one lucky reader!! To enter visit MAU Promos or MAU Studio and leave us a comment on your favorite item. Want another chance to win? Facebook, Twitter, or blog about this giveaway and leave a separate comment with a link to let us know. And just in case two entries wasn't enough we are giving you a third chance to win by following our blog and leaving us a comment to let us know.


All entries must be received by midnight EST June 30th to be considered. Please be sure to leave an email address if you do not have a blog so we can contact the winner. Once the winner has been announced and contacted you will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen at random.


All designs shown here are the property of MAU Promos are not to be used with written consent from the artist.

84 comments:

Samantha G said...

Oooo, beautiful graphics! I love them!

♥ Lindsay ♥ said...

What a great giveaway! I really like the address labels with the bird and the red envelope, and from her other shop, I L O V E the mini animal note books!

SkylarkDawn@gmail.com

Carapace said...

I love Ninja Mau! Mau Studio is seriously competing with Sanrio in the Adorable Animals field. I want Ninja Mau stickers!

carapacenator(at)gmail.com

JC said...

I love the 50 Personalize Address Labels - Little Birdie Mail!

itsonlyjc AT hotmail DOT com

G said...

I love the Rainy Day Mau Mau magnet set. So cute! And it would be great to win any of the custom graphics stickers. They are all beautiful!

The Giveaway Diva said...

i love 150 Custom Wedding Stickers - Birdie Kisses! so cute!!!

Mia said...

oh wow!! adorable shops! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20377700 -just one of my many favorites:)

Mia said...

blog follower:)

Sara said...

The Dream design is perfect! I am going to have a "candy bar" at my wedding and these would be perfect stickers to apply to the clear plastic bags I'll use for guests to make their own goody bags.

slschibanoff at comcast dot net

Nicole-Lynn said...

Great giveaway! My favorite item is the Seashell stickers! I think they would be great to have for the candy bar for our seaside wedding!

I am already a follower! :)

Aik said...

Cute! I love the Rainy Day MauMau Magnets Set from Maustudio!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=8272322

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Victory Bird said...

Very nice! I like the Poem oval stickers, simple and elegant.

nicolevanderson at gmail.com

Aik said...

I tweeted on Twitter.

http://twitter.com/aikychien/status/2206528518

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Aik said...

I'm a follower.

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Sara P. said...

The birdie graphics are great!

JD said...

cute round stickers!

Christine said...

I love love the Cherry Blossom one, particularly because they have my wedding colors! Plus I live in DC where we have the cherry blossom festival every year.

Catherine said...

I like the round "Dream" labels.

AmandaSue said...

I love the design of the Birdie Together Custom Wedding Stickers. Thanks for the chance!
unforgetable_dreamer_always(at)hotmail.com

Creative Ladies said...

I really like the wedding cake stickers; the birdie ones and especially the baby diaper ones. Everything in this shop is so cute. I would love to win some custom stickers.

-kgm262000@yahoo.com

hisMrs said...

I don't know what is going on... I am your follower and have been for a LONG time, yet this blog never shows up on my google reader... dang. :) I love the gray and yellow round sticker with the flowers :)

Bella said...

I love the Poem style ones!

I'd love to use them for my wedding invitations that we're sending out next month!

Bella said...

I follow!

Kitty Baby Love said...

I like the mint tins!

Abigail said...

I adore the Rainy Day Maumau Buttons. SO CUTE!!!

abigail.lee {at} gmail.com

Abigail said...

Also, I'm a new follower

abigail.lee {at} gmail.com

Lilly said...

I love the 50 Custom Party Sticker - Cupcake. Cute!!!
Thanks a lot!

Lilly said...

I am a new follower.

Kat C said...

Ninja Mau Stickers are soooo cute!

katch05 at gmail dot com

MJ said...

I like the animal mini stickers,

mj.coward[at]gmail.com

Stephanie said...

The MauMau Buttons are super cute!

lesjoujou AT gmail DOT com

Maryanne said...

Super cute stuff! I love the Custom Address Labels - Flowers! Very cute!
Maryanne
bagelcreations@sbcglobal.net

Maryanne said...

I'm a follower now, too!

Start To Finish Supplies said...

Wow! What a great shop. Everything is so cute. I hearted it. I have to through some sort of wedding shower in Sept, so this shop would be perfect.

My favorite is the 100 Custom Place Cards - Birdie Catching Love

katie[at]starttofinishsupplies dot com

Start To Finish Supplies said...

I twittered but I am not sure how to send it to you. Hope this link works.

http://twitter.com/StartToFinish

katie[at]starttofinishsupplies dot com

Liz said...

There are so many cute designs! I really like the "Sweet" labels (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=sr_list_3&listing_id=26204338&ga_search_query=address&ga_search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_6642923)

Danetta said...

All such cute designs! At MAU Studio I like the cute little Mini Devil Mau Cellphone Charm. And at MAU Promos I love the Little Pup address labels. Cute cute cute!!

talonsmom731 at gmail dot com

Danetta said...

I blogged
http://goyay.blogspot.com/2009/06/100-custom-labels-giveaway.html

talonsmom731 at gmail dot com

Danetta said...

I'm following :)

talonsmom731 at gmail dot com

kimmitri said...

Morning! I love these!!! I really love the Asian Inspired red, black and white stickers!!! (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25632964) These are be perfect for my favors, just perfect!

kimmitri said...

Entry #2 - I talked about the giveaway on my blog. Post is located here: http://kimmitri.wordpress.com/2009/06/19/another-friday-ramble/

kimmitri said...

Last entry - I'm a new follower (kimmitri on blogger). I wish I had found this blog earlier, I have found so many great things through here!!

marian said...

Hi i love your shop and especially love the mini devil maru cell phone charm. I would love to win the address labels they are so pretty.
Marian Thomson
mtzeenla@yahoo.com

balanced. said...

I think these would work best with my logo so I'm goin' with these. :P
The oval Address Labels - Poem.

admin@balancedcrafts.com

Tickleworm said...

I love the "blooming" design, I would use them for address labels! Such great designs...I also love the min pin stickers in the studio etsy shop!
rachelherzog@bellsouth.net

Newfangled said...

I love the Custom Wedding Stickers - Blooming.

jenniferbrown04@gmail.com

Shannon said...

The personalized round address stickers would be great.

Jessica said...

I love the thank you one so cute!! What an awesome giveaway!! I beacmae a follower.

Jessica

Cindy said...

I love the "Little Birdie Mail" address labels. They would be perfect for my Etsy shop!

clogzilla (at) yahoo (dot) com

Elsie said...

The 100 cutom address labels would be excellent with a Wright Brothers airplane logo, for my son. I can't find this design anywhere and I'd be "on cloud nine" if it were possible!

pumpkinlady430@yahoo.com

Cherry Blossoms said...

I love the Cherry Blossoms Round Labels. They would be perfect for my shop!
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26043819

CherryBlossomsDesign at hotmail

Cherry Blossoms said...

I follow your blog!

CherryBlossomsDesign at hotmail

Cherry Blossoms said...

I twittered here:
http://twitter.com/CherryBlossBaby/status/2243929676

CherryBlossomsDesign at hotmail

lil miss' mama said...

Wow--so many adorable designs to choose! I like the Dream pattern or the Hydrangea one!

Celeste said...

I love the "Dream" stickers!

contact me at:
celeste@mail4me.com

Celeste said...

Blog follower!

contact me at:
celeste@mail4me.com

Anonymous said...

ove the Yummi Dessert Stickers.
flyergal82 at yahoo dot com

Wehaf said...

I love all the Ninja Mau items - postcards, stickers, etc.

urchiken at gmail dot com

malfie said...

Everything in your shop is sooo adorable.Greetings from Canada my favourite item in your shop is the mushroom necklace.Thanks Marian

mtzeenla@yahoo.com

Michelle said...

My favorites are the round Love Blossom labels. Thanks for the chance to win!

Amy said...

I love the little birdie mail address labels -- very cute!

acm211 [at] gmail [dot] com

spearmint baby said...

my fav. are the Address Labels in Poem!
spearmintbaby@gmail.com
spearmintbaby.com

spearmint baby said...

i follow :))
spearmintbaby@gmail.com
spearmintbaby.com

Alejandra said...

So lovely... all those wedding stickers are killing me! :D
But my favorite is
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24426311
Adorable!

etsythingies at ymail dot com

Alejandra said...

I'm following

etsythingies at ymail dot com

Lost Mitten said...

I LOVE this one!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26640598

So adorable! "Birdies Connection"

Thanks for the opportunity to win the contest! :)

Lauren
http://lostmitten.etsy.com

GretchenM90 said...

I love the doggie oval stickers! They remind me of my moms dog, Ray.

~Gretchen
samuel.marie@yahoo.com
GretchenM90.etsy.com

GretchenM90 said...

Im following your blog.

~Gretchen
samuel.marie@yahoo.com
GretchenM90.etsy.com

Melissa said...

I love the Thank You stickers, I think that is such a great idea for including in with purchases.

JanuaryWish@verizon.net

Melissa said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/JanuaryWish/status/2330633615

JanuaryWish@verizon.net

Martha said...

Summer with Puggy cards are adorable. thank you!

noble beeyotch said...

Poem oval stickers are adorable!

noble beeyotch said...

i follow

babalisme said...

I love 50 Custom Stickers - Sponge Cake!

Tylerpants said...

The doggie address labels are adorable! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Tylerpants said...

I'm a new follower! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Suzanne said...

I love the custom Poppy Stickers from MAU Promos!

sgregg78 at yahoo dot com

Suzanne said...

I tweeted about the giveaway.

http://twitter.com/kiddo47/status/2397645590

sgregg78 at yahoo dot com

Suzanne said...

I follow your blog.

sgregg78 at yahoo dot com

trixpixel said...

My fave is the Personalized Little Bird on the Tree Address Labels

trixpixel said...

I follow!

Shanda said...

The Thank You Green Flower Stickers are very cute!
shan_da(at)hotmail(dot)com

queenoftheclick said...

This etsy shop is fantastic.There are so many cute designs. My favorite is the Little Bird Address Labels because we are purchasing our first home this summer!

This is a great giveaway and I would love to win!

queenoftheclick said...

I follow your blog.

queenoftheclick at yahoo.com