Sunday, June 19, 2011

Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop 06.21.11 + MyRubberStamp Giveaway

{Update: Giveaway is closed and winner is Melanie from Lucky 7 Design.}

Hello, friends! Happy Fathers' Day to all the great daddies of the world. This past week was one of the best weeks I've ever had as a blogger. First, I snagged a $25 Starbucks gift card giveaway from Bungalov...and then successfully influence random.org so that my number showed to win a rubberstamp from Life In the Thrifty Lane! How cool is that? This good karma continues to you my readers, because Eunice from My Rubber Stamp is also giving away one rubber stamp design to you! (Can you say that last phrase 5 times more? LOL!) The awesome thing here is she will ship worldwide so this giveaway is open to everybody, even if you're in Timbuktu.

Giveaway
Eunice and Ian are the forces behind My Rubber Stamp and their business was featured at the Knitting Today Magazine.

Not only that, they consistently make it to the Etsy Front Page.

One notable thing about My Rubber Stamp is for every time you shop in their etsy store, they will contribute $5 to the Tsunami victim in Japan through American Red Cross. What a good way of giving back to the community!

(Disclosure: Eunice and Ian didn't compensate me for doing this giveaway. I'm happily doing this to share the love with you, my awesome readers, and at the same time, to give a shoutout to excellent online businesses like theirs. I won one rubber stamp fair and square and I'm happily sharing with you my good experience with this company.)

Here are a few of the items in their Etsy store, just to tickle your fancy:

Things related to kids and people.

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A few exotic wood rubber stamps.

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And more designs that my heart so desires.

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I received my stamp within two days after confirming my choice. Talk about excellent customer service! As you can see, the design is so elegant and so ME.

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It's a great and easy way to snag a beautifully designed stamp and experience quality customer service simply by doing the following:
Mandatory entries
1. Go to My Rubber Stamp, choose which product you would like to win, then leave a comment. (1 entry)
2. Like My Rubber Stamps in Facebook and let Eunice know I sent you there. Come back here and leave a comment that you did so. (1 entry)
3. Follow her blog and let her know I sent you there. Leave me another comment. (1 entry)
For extra entries,
5. Add me in your blog roll, and leave a comment. (1 entry)
6. Follow me and leave me a comment that you're doing so. If you're already a follower, leave a comment, too. (1 entry)
7. Like me in facebook, and leave a comment. (1 entry)
8. Follow me in Twitter, and leave a comment. (1 entry)

Eight ways for you to win this wonderful giveaway, BFFs! It ends on June 29 at 11:59 pm, PST. Thank you, Eunice and Ian, for this wonderful giveaway :)

Co-host
Tracy from Screaming Sardine is my marvelous co-host this week. I love her Lazy Chef Recipes and the recipe that stands out among the rest is her Root Beer Float Cake. Her blog is a great source of inspiration for entrepreneurs because she interviews artisans and small business owners and then shares the highlights to her readers. If you're a business owner and want to spread the word, just email Tracy and she'll be more than happy to feature you. One indicator that she has that indomitable entrepreneurial spirit is her being an Independent Scentsy Consultant. One gal worth following.

Blog Tips
I came across this blog which is totally outside my DIY niche but worth learning from. Posh On A Budget, the queen of giveaways herself, made 2 videos on how to write and promote your giveaway. She enumerated the steps on conducting "proper" giveaways and how to market them through FB, Twitter, and blog parties dedicated to giveaways.

Favorite Blog
You clicked, inlinkz tallied. The readers' favorite blog this past week out of 217 links, being the most viewed post, is Before Meets After's bathroom nook re-do. Lisa bought a $3 curtain from Goodwill and shopped around her house for accessories and voila! A prettified nook.

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Our Party
To the main course of this post.
For those of you joining us for the first time, we only have 2 easy, simple rules:

1) Link up your creative post - can be a DIY project, decor, photography, crafts, recipes, poem, thrift finds, link party, or that informative syndicated post that can make us laugh, or cry - in short, whatever you're proud of! And if you like to link more creative posts, go for it! We'd love to see them :) (No links to businesses or giveaways. We have another party for these exclusively this Tuesday called Market Your Biz & Giveaways at 5 pm, PST.)

2) Follow as many blogs as you desire, preferably starting first with the one who linked before you and after you, before branching out, and let them know by leaving a comment. (Following me and the co-host will be very much appreciated, and we definitely follow back. Just let us know you're following.)

Displaying the party button on your blog, while optional, is very much appreciated :)

Link opens up every Sunday at 5:00 pm, PST and ends Friday at 11:59 pm.

Because I like something different, I'm using the reverse entry for inlinkz - so the most recent participant will show up as number 1, thus giving everybody a chance to have the #1 spot.



Friends, go ahead and mingle with one another :) Happy partying!





Burning question: Do you enter giveaways? Why or why not?

Before, not much because my thought was, "I'm never going to win anyway." When I started changing this thought pattern, then that's when I won 2 giveaways this week. How about you?

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72 comments:

  1. Thanks for always being a gracious hostess!

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  2. Hi, SJ -

    Thanks so much for letting me be a co-host with you. I really appreciate it. :)

    Cheers,
    Tracy Screaming Sardine

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  3. Okay I just found about 12 stamps I want for my shop but I think I'd love to win the Love Messanger "Handmade with Love " stamp!

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  4. Thanks so much for the invite! I've shared a few posts. :)

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  5. thanks for hosting. I admit, I don't enter many giveaways. I hardly ever win anything. and if there are over 100 entries? Forget it, I don't even bother (but maybe I should?)

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  6. Thank you for hosting! I do enter the occasional giveaway, if I have the time and patience for it. If I really, really love the product I will. Otherwise, I like to save my commenting energy on a blogger's content.

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  7. I LOVE all their stamps! Hard to pick just one...oh I'll try...the Personalized Monogram / Initial with Return Address

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  8. Id pick the chooo choo train stamp #2101 would be perfect for the invitations to my sons first bday, its Thomas the train theme:)

    Wuera_mermaid22 at hotmail.com

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  9. Liked her on fb and commented as Meredith chaf
    http://t.co/ZmsmtPZ
    Wuera_mermaid22 at hotmail.com

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  10. Follow her blog as Meredith c
    Wuera_mermaid22 at hotmail.com

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  11. Your newest follower. Thanks for the opportunity to share and find inspiration.

    -Stacy
    http://thepreciouslittlethingsinlife.blogspot.com/

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  12. Follow your blog.. new follower as Meredith c!! And wow your almost at 1000 wa HOO!! :)
    Wuera_mermaid22 at hotmail.com

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  13. Liked u on fb as Meredith chaf
    Wuera_mermaid22 at hotmail.com

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  14. Follow u on twitter as @luvmy_babygio
    Wuera_mermaid22 at hotmail.com

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  15. Love the
    DragonFly (Mini CRAFT STAMP)! I love dragonflies. Great giveaway! 8>)

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  16. I liked MyRubberStamps on FB.

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  17. I have been a follower of yours for quite a while now. 8>)

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  18. Hello!

    Pleased to meet you! I am new to your party and I am signing up as a follower!!

    Thanks so much for hosting such an interesting party!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie @ Debbie-Dabble

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  19. Thank you so much for the invite :) I look forward to finding new blogs and seeing everyone's creativity! I'm happy to become your newest follower too!

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  20. I'm a new follower via GFC. Thanks for inviting us (http://helpfuldaddy.blogspot.com), just joined the party. :) Congrats!! I'm your 1001 follower, how exciting!

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  21. http://www.etsy.com/listing/41087373/piggie-rubber-stamp-this-belongs-to-you

    I have been to her shop before and missed the two pig designs. I am actually going to order this today for my blog Bacon Time, love it. If I win I will just have to order the other pig stamp. I was having a hard time deciding anyways.

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  22. I am a new follower. I can't believe I haven't found you before!! I put in a link. To answer the burning question. I do enter giveaways. I didn't for a long time because like you I thought I would never win anyway. Then I started and felt a little guilty, I don't know why. I guess because I didn't work for the item. Now though I enter tons of giveaways and have won a few things and don't feel bad. Because they are giving them away anyway weather I enter or not.

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  23. Thanks for your lovely commments on my blog and for following!
    I've linked up and will be back again :)

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  24. Thanks for letting me know about your party/hop. I've just become a new follower!

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  25. I'm the co-host of the "I love my online friends" hop and I dropped by to say hello! I follow you and I hope you can stop by Weidknecht.blogspot.com. I'm having a massive giveaway party right now because I just reached 1000 GFC followers! ~Lisa

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  26. I like your monograms!!
    entering the giveaway.
    isafrenchy@gmail.com

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  27. Thank you so much for the invite to your party! I am so happy we have crossed paths. There is so much inspiration and creativity here! Just the right place for me. Cheers!

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  28. First off thanks for the lovely email and for the invitation to this great party!!!! As for the giveaway, although there were so many adorable stamps to love it was easy for me to choose once I saw the "BUNNY" Rubber Stamp

    My nickname is bunny so its a perfect choice. Hope I win!!

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  29. Just liked MyRubberStamp on Facebook (under my real name Megan D...hehehe)

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  30. I like the 'something fabulous' and 'something different' stamps

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  31. I all ready 'Like' My Rubber Stamp on FB but I did let her know I was re-visiting from you ;-)

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  32. Your button is on the right side of my blog! Thank you for hosting!!

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  33. I follow you blog of awesome-ness as well

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  34. Thanks for hosting!! I LOVE this one. http://www.etsy.com/listing/51039213/a-classic-rubber-stamp-initial-monogram

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  35. You were already on my blog roll!! :)

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  36. Hey there! It's been a while since I've posted! Great blog and so glad you've hosted! xo

    :D Lynda

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  37. Like the Secret diary stamp. I love her products!

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  38. Thank you so much for your kind comment on my blog and for the invite to join this fun party! I'll be linking up every week! Thank you for hosting!

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  39. Yay! Thank you so much for hosting!!! I got my link in, just in time...;)
    Hope you have a great weekend!

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  40. I LIKEd Rubber Stamps on FB and told them you sent me!

    MJ
    L7D

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  41. Such beautiful stamps to pick from ..I love the skeleton key but I would probably want a custom wooden stamp with my logo on it! So classy!


    MJ
    Lucky 7 Design

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  42. Im follower #64 on their blog


    MJ
    Lucky 7 Design

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  43. Im already a dedicated follower of yours! xoxo
    Your such a fabulous host!

    MJ
    Lucky 7 Design

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  44. Your on my BBF list on my sidebar and have been for a while!


    MJ
    Lucky 7 Design

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  45. I LIKE you and LOVE you on Facebook!


    MJ
    Lucky 7 Design

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  46. I finally found you on Twitter!


    MJ
    Lucky 7 Design

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  47. Thank you for this lovely opportunity.
    My fave at MyRubberStamp's shop is this pretty one: http://www.etsy.com/listing/63048833/beautiful-singer-premium-exotic-handmade

    tirabaralla{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  48. I liked My Rubber Stamps on Facebook and left a message on her wall, I am Giovanna V. on FB.

    tirabaralla{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  49. I subscribed to Eunice's blog via GFC and left her a comment :)

    tirabaralla{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  50. I am now a follower of your blog via GFC :)

    tirabaralla{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  51. I liked you on Facebook, I am Giovanna V. on FB.

    tirabaralla{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  52. I followed you on Twitter, I am @Tirabaralla on Twitter.

    tirabaralla{at}yahoo{dot}com

    Thank you :)

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  53. OWL (Rubber Stamp) - Return Address / This belongs to / Happy Christmas / Personalize with your texts. Item 1009

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  54. Now following MyRubberStamp GFC.

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