Saturday, March 5, 2011

Giveaway with Three Winners and Multiple Chances to Win

I know this blog is pretty new to have a giveaway, but I have one going on my other blog. I figure I might as well mention it here, since I believe the multiple chances to win deal is more aligned with those of you who have general craft blogs and have found this blog by way of link parties. Thus, it's my feeling that you're much more into marketing which, I'm finding, can be a rare breed.

This giveaway will run until the first day of Spring, March 20th. There will be three winners: two who have the two highest usable "leads" (more on that in a minute) and one random number generated winner. Anyone can join, even internationally. If I have an international winner(s), I will pay $15 towards the postage. You will have to cover the difference.

First of all, you must be a follower of this blog to qualify, as well as leave a comment in this post only regarding the giveaway. Here are some other chances to win:

1. An extra chance if you're a follower of Craft Supplies Sales and Resources.

2. Another chance if you're a follower of Prairie Patch.

3. Another chance if you're a follower of Sunburnt Cow Handmade Shop.

4. Another chance if you're a follower of Handmade Teddy Bears and Raggedies.

5. Another chance is you subscribe to North Pole Diaries.

6. Another chance is to link this giveaway into your sidebar.

You can also be a winner right now by giving me those usable "leads." So what are "leads," you're probably asking. Well, this is also where those multiple, multiple chances to win come into play. I'd like to make my Craft Supplies Sales and Resources blog a good resource for those of us who are creative, so I need help with that. If you know of any places that you order craft supplies from, leave a comment for that. I'll check them out, and if they have a newsletter or affiliate opportunities, I'll give you credit for that by making a post about the "lead" on that blog and then linking back to your blog as a source of that tidbit of info. But it's on a first come, first basis. Additionally, I may also have them listed on the blog already, so that won't count as a chance. The blog is relatively new, though, so it's fairly wide open when it comes to these chances.

Also, I want tutorials, so it's your chance to show off your stuff on that blog! Comment here leaving a link to any of your tutorials, and I'll compile a list about them and also make a blog post regarding them on the craft supplies/resources blog. I will, of course, link back to your tutorial(s), so you'll not only be getting an extra chance to win, you'll also be getting a blog link which will bring traffic to you!

If you know of a website that contains a bunch of tutorials, let me know, and if I haven't posted it on the crafts supplies blog, I'll give you credit for that.

Another blog I need help with is my North Pole Diaries. If you can leave a comment suggesting a possible subject for me to write about (as Mrs. Claus, Santa, or even an elf), I'm all ears. I also need kid friendly crafts and simple recipes that kids can make with an adult. These need to be geared towards children who are at the age where they believe in Santa, so nothing too complicated or anything that involves cooking over a stove. I know some crafts have the adult boiling something, but want to keep those to a minimum. I'm more interested in baked things because an adult can just pop it in the oven without worrying about a child running around and maybe spilling the boiling pot. (I hope that makes sense)!

Whew...I hope I explained this in a coherent fashion. It sounded good in my head...maybe it won't translate so well in written form.

I will put a tally at the end of this post for the extra chances from "leads" so you know how many of your suggestions I was able to use.

Here are a few of the giveaway prizes, in addition to the linking back to you when I use your lead. I'll be divvying up the prizes amongst the three winners, though the first place winner will have more of a choice than the second place winner, who will have more of a choice than the random winner.

A wooden tissue box holder that's been painted to look old. Also, the rag quilt table top under it:
A better picture of the table top:
Easter eggs! Some are like foil, and some are a funky alcohol ink design that I have a tutorial on a couple posts down.
Some I "primmed" up.

As you can see in the first photo of the burlap pictures, in the lower right hand corner, the burlap is slightly darker. If you'd like the yours to be darker as well, just let me know, and I'll do that. :)

I also painted some star shaped paper mache boxes, which will be put into the pot for the winners to choose from:

Crow candle in chocolate brownie scent. It's been rubbed with coffee. (I'll put a wick in it before I send it - lol)!
Painted paper mache boxes (one to each winner - at least I know how I'll be splitting that one up)!
A painted to look old frame with scrapbooking easter eggs inside:
And decorative grubby Spiced Cranberry "candles" with twigs as wicks:

I also have rag balls and waxed Spiced Cranberry scented rag balls. I'll take pictures of them shortly and update this post.

The first prize winner, instead of choosing from amongst the above, may want one of my rag quilts. I will give out this rag quilt as a grand prize if this giveaway collectively (here and at the Prairie Patch) generates 100+ leads amongst all the entrants.

You can also choose either of the other two rag quilts available on my Etsy shop.

So to recap...multiple chances to win. Make one post to let me know you're a follower of this or any of the other blogs. Also in that same comment, let me know if you've linked about this giveaway in your sidebar.

Then post your suggestions ("leads"). If you have more than one, you can post them all in one comment. Comment as many times as you'd like, whenever you find a "lead."


  1. HI! found you through the follow along! new follower here ^^)

  2. cute stuff! :)