Monday, May 4, 2015

Day 1 Of The 1st Annual Fabulous Spring Giveaway

Welcome to day 1 of the 1st annual Fabulous Spring Giveaway. Visit the MAIN GIVEAWAY POST and enter to win a $300+ Prize Pack full of goodies from 13 amazing shops. Jewelry, Perfume, Clothing, Vintage and more! Giveaway is open worldwide and ends May 18th. Follow with #lvlspringgiveaway.

Sassy Vintage Ladies Compact - Fabulous Called

Shop Laughing Vixen Lounge and receive 10% off your order through May. Use code MAY10 at checkout.

Daily Posts & Extra Entries
Stop by each day for Daily Giveaway Posts. Summer is right around the corner and we will be celebrating the Summer Vacation with some of our favorite vacation photos. Each day you will find one right here from Laughing Vixen Lounge and below from that day's Featured Shop. We will also be sharing some of the best Summer Vacation Movies to enjoy this season along with Road Trip themed Fear Fridays each week. You can earn yourself  EXTRA ENTRIES each day by visiting these posts.

Washington ~ 1993
That's me, Kris, next to one of the Pacific Northwest's most famous residents ~ Bigfoot. My cousin Carla was out for a visit from Minnesota and we drove up to Washington to see Mt. St. Helens. She said one of the things she wanted to see on her trip was Bigfoot. Well, these two guys were as close as we came.

Featured Shop ~ Laughing Vixen Lounge
Laughing Vixen Lounge is run by me, Kris, from just outside Portland, Oregon. Bangles, Baubles and Other Needful Things for the modern Vixen. Pop Culture, Retro, Horror and Custom Designed Jewelry and Accessories.

Ocean Blue Charm Bracelet

How did you choose your shop name?
"I had an earlier shop that did not last long. The designs I created then used a lot of old Pin Up and Pulp Fiction Novel covers. I love those images and wanted to focus on them in my new shop so Vixen seemed a good word to run with. And I like the idea that every woman has a hidden Vixen somewhere inside them. Lounge came from wanting a visit to the shop to feel like you were somewhere you could sit and hangout at. After multiple suggestions Lounge won out because it has that old-school retro vibe to it. And Laughing... well, I needed something else to make it unique enough to not have problems with someone else already having it."

Sin on Wheels Compact Mirror

Why did you choose to make/sell what you do?
"I bought a bracelet at a local store once and it had very cute Paris themed photos on it. I loved the idea of it but the way it was made it was always pinching my skin. It made me want to make my own version but better. But long before that I always loved making crafty things. It's what I really wanted to do after high school but there just was not anything like Etsy and the internet then to make having your own shop so accessible."

Alice in Wonderland Photo Charm Bracelet

What inspires the designs/creations you make?
"I was at work, sitting at lunch, and I saw a bracelet from a now nonexistent shop that had Lucite rectangles with Pin Ups inside. It was exactly what I had in mind for my shop. I took that idea and ran with it developing my own style and vision. One look at my shop people will see that the designs come from my love of all things Pop Culture, Retro and Horror. Books, movies, music, fairytales, TV, holidays... I love it all and I try to bring that out in my work. And I love to help someone else bring their vision to life with custom designs."

Vintage Books Photo Pendant

What new designs/creations would you like to add to your shop in the future?
"Oh my stars! I have so much stuff just waiting to get in the shop. So many styles of Bracelets and Pendants and Compacts. In addition I also have Purse/Bag Hangers that are also little Compact Mirrors and Pill Boxes. Very cute!!! Rings, Lockets, Book Marks, Keychains, Purse/Bag Charms... all just sitting on the bookshelf waiting to be listed. I am also working on cataloging my charms (1,000+) so I can list lots more Custom Designs and customers will be able to choose from my entire inventory."

Zombie Apocalypse Charm Bracelet

A small peek at Laughing Vixen Lounge. That is a very, very small portion of my Wall O' Beads and a Halloween Bracelet in the making. This is also another project that is in the works. Better "behind the scenes" photos.

$1 from each item sold and $3 from each item in the Hep Cat Collection will go to help Laughing Vixen Lounge sponsor Tasha the Lynx. This is the fifth cat LVL has sponsored from WildCat Haven. See full details about the fundraiser here.

You'll have a chance to win a $50 Gift Certificate from Laughing Vixen Lounge. Enter now on the MAIN GIVEAWAY POST.

Custom Book Lovers Necklace

Each Featured Shop will be sharing one of their favorite Vacation Photos with us.
"That's me at a Flintstones themed park outside of British Columbia, Canada circa early '90s. Yes, a whole little park all for the Flintstones. Very kitschy and cute. There where 2 different parks in the same area but I'm not sure which one this was. Unfortunately both have since been closed due impart to the fact that the licensing fees became too much."

Visit Laughing Vixen Lounge and use coupon code MAY10 at checkout for 10% off your order.
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A Tree in Autumn Earrings


  1. I was unfamiliar with your shop, but I love whimsical jewelry and accessories so glad to have found it.

    1. Thank you Sophia. I'm so glad you found it and the giveaway. Enjoy!!!

  2. i do love your site so thank you a lot for this great event and for opening it to international

    1. You are welcomed. Thanks so much for stopping by and good luck!!!

  3. I really loved your shop. Your items are unique and beautiful.

  4. Great blog post Kris and thanks for hosting the giveaway :-) I love the new book jewellery in your shop! Like the bigfoot pic too!


  5. I'm a long time fan, love, love your shop. I think it's absolutely wonderful what you're doing with the Hep Cat collection! Thank you!

  6. I just think it is awesome that there were two different Flinstones themed parks!

  7. I looked at the Bigfoot pic again! That's such a great vacation shot! :)