Monday, July 26, 2010

Week of July 26th Giveaway..

We only have a few more weeks of our summer giveaways .. and I changed the day to announce them on .. Friday was such a hard day for me (busy wise) to get things going ... so I took this week to change the day of the week we will announce our giveaway on ...

So starting this week the giveaways will always start on the MONDAY of the week .. and finish on the Sunday evenings at 11:59 pm CST. Again, like on Friday's the time we post the giveaway will vary (please keep in mind that I work sometimes in the day and sometimes in the evening to accomodate my kiddies schedules and my college helpers school schedule... so I won't guarantee a post by 8 am every Monday or announcing the winner by that day on the noon ... but it will be done every Monday ...).

In the last few weeks of our summer giveaways we will have a few fall and Halloween items lined up.

I don't know how you liked last weeks design a witch tutu but I loved it!! So after getting some feedback I am going to do something different than I had originally planned for this week's giveaway and this will most likely be the last giveaway that is like this as I already have the remaining giveaways planned..

Week of July 26th Giveaway Contest for:
Design your own Witch TUTU or Fairy TUTU
I know not everyone likes their little ones dressed as witches but I had so
many comments from fans last week loving the witch contest that I decided to
repeat but with 2 options for ideas.. so enter in the idea that you want to win..
(This giveaway is for a DESIGN YOUR TUTU ONLY - meaning we are looking for your color ideas that would be fabulous for these costumes.. feel free to mention add ons for the tutus (however some may not be possible depending on our supplies) or witch hat ideas HOWEVER please remember the contest is for the tutu idea only .. (the witch hat will be made to match from our supplies and the fairy wings will be the color of our choice based on what we have in stock that matches with your tutu creation)
You can look at our colors at:
The winner can custom choose the sizing of their tutu - sizing must be a waist of 20 inches or less and no more than a 10/11 length - winners please allow 14 business days from the time you confirm your sizing for us to make - then shipping time to you.
In addition I will actually allow two winners this week... this is a HUGE thing ...
so I will pick one winner as always from and generally I don't like to
pick an idea ... but myself along with one of the photographers
I work with will select the 2nd winner based from an idea that we love!!
So PLEASE read how to post for this contest so your entry will be valid!

So here are the rules..... please read them in full, last week I had to delete several posts on the discussion board since they were not posted correctly. It is very important that you post correctly to avoid having your post deleted.
Please post your entries on our facebook page under the discussions tab:
Each of the below gets you one ENTRY to post with - in that ENTRY please provide the info below requested AND your idea in that post. There can only be one idea in your post so you must decide if you want to enter a WITCH idea or a FAIRY idea. Please do not enter 1 idea for each in one post. ALL IDEAS MUST BE POSTED IN THE APPROPIATE DISCUSSION AREA TO BE CONSIDERED.
(1) All fans get the opportunity for 1 idea post ... just post in THE DISCUSSIONS TAB a witch tutu idea (yes you can use your idea from last week if you didn't win) OR post a fairy tutu idea.
(2) Become a fan of Bella Claire Baby on facebook, and earn an addtl entry - please post that you have become a fan of BCB and then post 1 idea again choose whether to submit a witch or a fairy idea.
(3) Give a cute Halloween Party Idea (Games, Decor, Food etc) in a post and then in the same post you may post a 3rd idea of either a witch or a fairy.
(4) Finally a 4th entry is available for all customers that have purchased during the month of JULY 2010, you MUST POST that you purchased, the name purchased under and then your idea in that post again only one idea so choose between a witch or fairy.
SO this will be asked... if you have 3 entries ... you can submit 2 witch ideas and 1 fairy idea... but only 1 idea per a post.
Have FUN!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Lets design a witch for...

I know you have probably been waiting all day for me to post the winner for the Design a witch tutu giveaway we did this week! I am a little behind on things this week and today, because a few days ago one of my kids broke out... what started as a few spots on the face evolved to spots all over and a chicken pox diagnosis. They "say" if you get this and you have had the vaccine it "should" be milder, well his face is absolutely covered and all the rest of his body. So my 3 yr old is a little miserable and this is also preventing me from getting into my studio as much as I normally do (dont worry its a NO chicken pox zone!!). Anyway it shouldnt affect make times .. they may be at the longer end of the range for the next week or two ..but since we can't go anywhere I'll probably try and work in the studio some extra this weekend to help with the work time I am missing to snuggle with the unhappy boy. Just hoping my 7 mth old doesn't show up with this (he isn't old enough for the vaccine) ... and hopefully it will skip Hannah. We have laughed and said our luck will be on day 8 of Mr C's another child will start with it, then on day 8 of that just when we think we can escape to public again another child will get it.

So needless to say I am normally answering replys right away and have been a little ahead of the make time but this unexpected sickness is slowing me down a little.

I definetly had fun reading all the witch ideas.. many were elaborate the giveaway was for a custom witch tutu you pick the colors and ribbons ideas (so there were many ideas that went into more detail with extras that I just don't keep around so if your idea is choosen the tutu will be made as close to the idea within the parameters of what we have supply wise and what the giveaway stated as far as design (you pick colors and we do the ribbons) also many gave elaborate design ideas for the witches hats again I'll try and make as close for the winner but the giveaway does state it will be made to match the tutu colors with our fancy look that we normally do so some things I will not be able to do with the supplies we keep at hand... just wanted to mention since there were definetly some amazing ideas but Halloween supplies are so hard to keep in stock that every year I decide on specific designs/items to offer and thats what I offer .. with living 30-45 + minutes from most stores I don't always have the luxury to special shop for designs (like I used to) now that I have 3 little ones and work this business full time... so I hope the winner will love what I design based on their idea posted).

We also had to delete a few entries - if they weren't posted as the blog and discussion rules mentioned to be fair and not have extra entries we had to delete :(

So the winner chosen from this week is:

Facebook Discussion Post #12!!!.....................Chris Colbert-Kelly

The idea posted was:

My first and favorite idea is a Sassy Witch. She would have the shades mostly of Hot Pink but also Black, Lavender and Melon. top it off with Polka Dot ribbons! Her hat would consist of tulle and Polka Dot Ribbons and a Big Hot Pink Bow!! Sassy and Classy!

We will be contacting you shortly for sizing please remember the tutu can be made to any waist size 20 inches or less and up to a 10/11 length !!!

Thanks to all that entered our next giveaway will be posted shortly and well we only have a few more weeks of giveaways so now more than ever you will want to keep up with what we have in our giveaway since there will be a Halloween set with matching bloomers and a fall tutu with matching bloomers and a few more cute items to be won over the next few weeks.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Check out the new exciting giveaway!!!

I make it no secret that I LOVE Halloween ... me and my kids are already talking on a possible family costume .. one child likes to say we will be the Incredibles ... I am not opposed but I certaintly have a hard time envisioning me and my husband wearing a unitard for the evening.. one wants us to be all Star Wars people .. another the characters from Yo Gabba Gabba.. I am undecided last year we waited until the last minute and I was putting together the final touches for my husbands Scarecrow costume and my mean witch (I was VERY pregnant and a witches dress was about the only costume easier enough to accomodate my large belly) on Halloween day.. I have to say our costumes will probably be done last minute again this year. (Ironic, as I tell my customers order early to avoid the rush....)

My favorite costumes this year are all the little witches I am offering, I LOVE making witches we are offering about 7 or so witches designs .. BUT customers can also custom create their own witch look all I need to know is the colors you want and I can make a set perfect to your little girls color preferences. So don't feel as though you are bound to the colors of the witch sets I show .. if you want to create your own look always feel free to email me .

So this week the giveaway is going to be pretty BIG!!! I kept going back and forward and decided that so many of our fans and customers love the witches .. that ...

We needed to do a witch giveaway!!! YES YOU READ THAT RIGHT... SO HERE'S THE DETAILS ...

Think of how you would like to see a little witch done (colors) do you want just fancy ribbons or the modern big polka dot ribbons the mod witch set offers... then we want to know ... all posts must be made in our discussions area on facebook. We will then custom create the winning witch idea for that person ... the tutu can be custom made up to a 20 inch waist and up to a 10/11 waist. We will make a witches hat to compliment the look of the witch tutu for the winner..

**Please note that the witches hat will be made to compliment the look with flowers and greenery tulle and ribbons only.



(1) First Witch Idea - every fan gets one entry to posting an idea... so feel free to post one idea....

Want to post more than one idea? You can earn 2 bonus entrys for:

(2) Post about this giveaway on your fb page or blog then you are eligible to submit a 2nd idea (on the same post as your 2nd idea pls leave the link to your post on the giveaway).

(3) If you have made a purchase in July or make one while this giveaway is going on you are eligible to submit and extra entry. Post your idea and let me know the name your purchase was under.

Please only post 1 entry unless you earn the bonus entries, addtl entries not meeting the criteria explained above will be deleted from the discussions post board.

Enter now thru Thursday, July 22nd 11:59pm CST - winner will be announced on July 23rd and will need to provide sizing info for us to make the witch set - please allow us 14 business days to make the winning set.

So what are you waiting for start thinking up an idea ... AND GET THEM POSTED..
You can check out our website for color ideas etc at

The winner of the Mermaid Dreams Tutu...

I hope everyone loved that we offered one of our Mermaid Dreams Tutus in this week's giveaway .. as you post for the giveaways I have been reading the comments and what tutus our fans love or want to see in our summer giveaways and so thats how we decided to offer the popular Mermaid Dreams tutu for this week.

Congratulations to facebook poster Delisha Kitts.. Congratulations!!!

I can't wait to post the next giveaway for this coming week its going to be FANTASTIC!!! you will NOT want to miss it!!!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Great Deal on Buying 5 Tutus...

Don't forget to check out our Bulk Buying deal thats still available thru the end of July .. You get 5 tutus for $100 .. you must buy 5 tutus all in one order and ship to one location to get the deal. Its great for photographers wanting to get some new looks for the fall .. or if a group of moms want to band together and buy...or perhaps you want to take care of Birthday Gifts for 5 little girls.

The tutus can be in any color mix you like the base package includes tutus in any color mix and a ribbon bow on the waist... BUT you can upgrade the package to include the tied ribbons look on your tutus and to include coordinating headbands!!

PLUS the shipping is only a flat rate cost, due to the oversized boxes they may ship parcel post to you depending on your location.

You can even pick any of the new Halloween or Fall color combinations for your deal!!

Sizing and more details out on the website now at:

Friday, July 9, 2010

Summer Giveaways continue...

Can you believe summer is 1/2 way over .. here in Missouri we have about 6 or so more weeks until kids return to school, this year I'll have a Kindergarten Girl - she only just makes our cut off for this year but shes excited to go and my 2nd will start preschool ... it will change my schedule some for working so I will definetly be working a staggered day in the fall ..

As we continue this summer of giveaways... I wanted to remind everyone that you must post a comment for each entry.. .. its been fun so far this summer. I hope you are enjoying the Halloween Costumes I have posted to date there is still a fairy line coming and a few other fall looks so keep an eye out. Don't forget TODAY, July 9th is the LAST Day to use the 15% off code on our website enter HappyBirthday - all one word in the discount section at checkout. Good until 11:59 CST tonight - we only do coupon codes about 1-2 times a year so take advantage of the last day to save .. you can even use on a costume!

So this week ... I am going to giveaway (1) of my Mermaid Dreams Tutus... yes ... I listened and there were so many requests to see this top seller in our summer giveaways, so here it is...

The winner will get our Mermaid Dreams Tutu its a beautiful mix of purple, lavenders, greens, blues and teal shades.. it will be a 18.5 inch starting waist and a 8/9 Length ... I'll even fancy up the top layers with tied ribbons for the winner .. the ribbon bow will be in a soft lavender color. This will fit most 1-2 yr olds you could use on those sitting 6-12 mth olds and it will stretch to fit those little 2-3 yr olds... But even if you dont have one .. try and win for a gift!! Little girls love to get these .. I'll even gift tag for the winner if needed ..

So check the entry rules below ... then go to our discussions tab on our facebook page LOOK FOR THE July 9th - July 15th Giveaway Discussion and post your entries in there
Mermaid Dreams Tutu - Picture by

To Enter:

1. As always I give a freebie entry all you have to do is be a fan of our Hannah's Tutus page and just post your are a fan ...

2. Become a follower of our blog .. then post you are following .. sometimes we might just post something on the blog that we dont post on facebook

3. Post an idea for a mermaid party.. under the sea .. it can be decor.. games.. cake.. (PS did you see my Hannah's princess and the frog cake .. look on the fb page) .. we want to know new ideas for cute Mermaid / Ocean like parties

4. Tell your friends to come join - so repost about us on your fb/twitter/blog .then come let us know you have posted

5. Lastly .. if we were to put a Halloween set in a future maybe the last summer giveaway what would you like to see ...

Our Birthday Week Winners...

Thanks for participating in the Birthday Week Giveaways. I am loving reading everyones posts on Birthday Ideas, what tutus you would love to see in a giveaway, what your fav Halloween costume is and what our best sellers are AND I am paying attention to what you say .. you will see that in the weeks to come with our giveaways :) Our newest giveaway will be posted shortly so keep an eye out!

Many of you guessed some of the tutus in our top 5 sellers and YES Birthday Bash is right in there... a new addition this spring was Lollipop Bash and its become just as popular! In that top 5 group we also have Island Party, Lady Bug Party and Mermaid Dreams...

So now on to our winners... we will be contacting you shortly :)

The winner of our $30 Gift Certificate Giveaway is Facebook poster M Floyd

For our surprise accessory pack giveaway - we allowed two winners

L Shader & A Bernier

Friday, July 2, 2010

{Check out this week's Giveaway & Specials for Birthday Week}

Well as promised there is a giveaway EVERY week this summer .. BUT this week is our special Birthday Celebration week as we celebrate our Hannah's 5th Birthday .. so you will find some extra special giveaways and A SAVINGS COUPON CODE .. so check out the details below and be sure to have a FUN, but SAFE Fourth of July Holiday this weekend!

Birthday Celebration Specials ... (Good for Friday, July 2nd, 2010 thru Friday, July 9th, 2010, 11:59 pm CST)

Save 15% on your order use Discount Code HAPPY BIRTHDAY at

This special is ONLY good for purchases on (sorry it can not be used in our etsy store only on our official website that we run). You may use the coupon code now (Friday, July 2nd) through next Friday, July 9th at 11:59 pm CST. So just enter HAPPYBIRTHDAY into the discount code area at checkout and save 15% off of your order total (savings does not apply to shipping or taxes for local MO residents).

Orders totaling $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) will also get a complimentary FREE Headband of OUR choosing! (NO CODE NEEDED)

Headband of our choosing will be placed in your order, Headbands will be selected from our choosing and will be either a gerber of fancy flower styled headband, sorry we can not accomodate specific requests for this FREE offer. So be sure to check your order of $50 or more and see what adorable FREE Headband we have surprised you with (Headbands that will be included value between 6.99 -9.99 on our website). There is no special code for this FREE Headband, it is only available for purchases made on our main website all you have to do is place an order of that value or more and we will know to throw in your surprise! (Good until next Friday, July 9th, 11:59 pm CST also)

So now on to the Birthday Week Giveaways!!!

(Keep an eye on our facebook page and blog this week!!! to celebrate Birthday Week we will have some random 1-2 day giveaways now through Friday, July 9th... so enter the Gift Certificate Giveaway and check back daily to see what else you can enter to win this week).


I know many of our readers and facebook fans have been eagerly awaiting the week when we would give away a gift certificate... for week's we have mentioned that we would give away one Gift Certificate to a lucky winner during this week's giveaway. The Gift Certificate Value was determined by the number of fans we had at noon on July 1st, 2010 on our facebook page.. so with just over 300 fans .. we have a $30 Gift Certificate for one lucky winner this week.

The winner will get a special coupon code with a $30 value on to use for a purchase now through December 31, 2010 on our website .. the winner is welcome to use the gift certificate for their own purchase or to give to a friend as a gift.. just think what a great 1 year birthday gift or a baby shower gift ... so perhaps you didn't know we do Gift Certificates?? Well we do .. you can purchase in most quantities, just contact me at if you want to purchase one for a Baby Shower, Birthday or just because gift!

To Enter the Gift Certificate Giveaway:

(PLEASE REMEMBER - entries for the giveaway need to be posted under the GIFT CERTIFICATE GIVEAWAY listed in the discusssions area on OUR FACEBOOK FAN PAGE to be counted. You MUST post an entry for each of the below to get counted for them) SEE link below to discussions area.

(1) 1 Entry for being a Fan - so just post a Hello I am a Fan and get an easy entry to win!

(2) POST the information on your facebook page about our giveaway & specials for this week- you must come back and post a link when you enter for this entry.

(3) POST ABOUT OUR GIVEAWAY on either a blog or message board you belong to, post the link to the post to get this entry.

(4) Check out our website at and post what Tutu you think is part of our TOP 5 SELLERS List.

(5) Become a follower of our Blog (you must post you are a follower to get the entry)

(6) For the last entry, post when you start to think/shop for Halloween Designs.. is it July.. or not until the last minute of October.. we want to know!

Have fun entering .. and don't forget to check back... we will have some addtl giveaways posted randomly until next Friday!

The Winner of last weeks giveaway!! (tropical tutu)

We are having so much fun with our weekly giveaways... be sure to check out our Birthday Celebration week of fun deals and giveaways for the week of July 2nd - July 9th!!!

The winner of this past weeks giveaway ... is fb poster J Cisneros!! Hope you will love the beautiful tropical tutu with ribbons (as seen & described in the giveaway thread below) its a cute one .. we will be sending to you shortly!

Thanks to all that participated! Remember each week this summer we have a different giveaway that you can enter into. So we will have many winners!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Happy Birthday Hannah!!

Today my little girl Hannah turns 5! Over the past year I have watched her become more independent and her pictures no longer show that little toddler but a bigger girl. She starts Kindergarten in the fall and we gave her a taste of it this summer (upon her request) when she attended the summer session in June.. she loved it .. I did fine the 1st day until I got in my vehicle and was driving out of the school parking lot and started to think .. what if she forgets where the bathroom is, what if she falls in the play ground .. of course the noises of 2 little boys in the back of the van interupted all the what if's and I realized my little girl is growing up.

This day 5 years ago I was getting ready to have a csection I was not quite 36 weeks along and me and my husband decided not to tell anyone that my doctor was delivering that day (until after she was born). Hannah Marie arrived just as cute as can be with a head full of dark hair at 7 lbs 7 oz. She's the reason my business started and when I started it years ago I would of never imagined it would grow like it has into a fulltime job. I am thankful every day for my little girl and for how my business has allowed me to stay home and work around my 3 little one's ..

So get ready for a week of Birthday Fun ... to celebrate Hannah's Birthday and to Thank all my wonderful customers.. starting tomorrow we will have some fun giveaways & coupon code specials.

Keep an eye on the blog and facebook for all the details. Remember the amount of fans our facebook page has later today will determine the Gift Certificate amount for one of the giveaways that start tomorrow.

Well I better go get ready, my little girl has asked me to take the morning off and go look at bedroom & bathroom decor for her .. and to go to Olive Garden for lunch. So I plan to take the morning/early afternoon off and enjoy this time with Ms. Hannah!

Have a fun day!