Sunday, June 26, 2011

Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop 06.26.11 + Freebie and a Giveaway

Welcome to another great week of celebrating creativity at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop! I'm so happy you're here to add fun of the party :)

Freebie

Let's start this fun gathering by introducing Wholeport, a crafter's paradise store. Wholeport also belongs in the Etsy Community catering to our crafting needs. The moment Jenny contacted me to introduce Wholeport, I got absolutely ensnared by the site. In a moment, you would know why.

How would you like to receive - for FREE - this white cotton embroidered lace trim?



Or how about this fabulous pink rose lace trim?



In fact, these two are just a few selections of the nine crafting items shown below that you can ask Wholeport to send you.

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(1. White Cotton Embroidered Lace Trim- Happy Music Notes, 2. Black Cotton Embroidered Lace Trim- Happy Music Notes, 3. Vivid Pink Rose Lace Trim, 4. Green Leaf Embroidery Lace Trim, 5. White Cloisonne Round Copper Beads with Floral Pattern, 6. Smiley Face Wooden Beads, 7. Gold Crystal Round Circles Beads, 8. Multicolor Polymer Clay Round Beads, 9. Origami Paper)

You're thinking, "Hm, there must be a catch." That's true, but it's all good. In return for sending you a free item (free shipping, too), all Wholeport asks is that you go on a Create-a-thon while their Creativity Expo is open. According to the website, "Use the supplies you receive to help create what you’ve always dreamed of creating. Unleash your inner craftaholic! Let your imagination run WiLd!" Does this sound good to you? So how can you join the Create-a-thon?

Just simply do the following steps.
1. Like Wholeport on facebook or follow Wholeport on twitter and then send an email to create@wholeport.com saying that you have done so. Make sure you mention in your email which of the nine crafting supplies you would like to receive and include your mailing address.
2. Create your masterpiece :D
3. Admire it for a moment.
4. Then take a picture of it and post it on Wholeport's facebook wall along with a description of which supply package you used and what you intend your creation to be. They will upload your picture and description into the Creativity Expo Contestants facebook album. Each person to upload a photo of his or her creation will also receive a $2 coupon to www.wholeport.com!
5. The top 10 creations with the most likes on facebook will each win a $50 cash coupon for www.wholeport.com.

{Please note that the deadline for requesting one of the nine crafting supply packs is July 9th 2011. The competition to receive a $50 coupon to www.wholeport.com will continue until August 1st 2011.}

And I tell you, with their reasonable prices for their crafting materials, $50 will go a long, long way. I requested for item #3, pink rose lace trim and I can't wait to complete a project that this item can fancify and sassify.

Here are some more of my favorites from their website:







and more.

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Giveaway

Wholeport totally support you, readers, in creativity galore, so here's the good news! One fantabulous reader is going to win $25 cash coupon in their store. I tell you, with all their beautiful crafting products, the reasonable prices make it more of a crafter's dream store. So come on and join in. Not only that, Wholeport will throw in also one of their bestselling silicone soap molds.



(If you have emailed them already which free item you want sent to you, then you're already eligible to this awesome $25 cash coupon giveaway :))

8 easy ways to do snag $25 worth of crafting supplies and the beautiful silicone soap mold:
Important entries:
1. Like Wholeport on facebook OR follow Wholeport on twitter, and let Jenny know I sent you there. Come back here and leave a comment that you did so. (1 entry)
2. Email create@wholeport.com after doing #1, telling her which free item you want, then leave a comment here. (1 entry)
3. Go to Wholeport's blog and let her know I sent you there. Leave me another comment which crafting material you will buy when you win $25 cash coupon from the store. (1 entry)
Extra entries:
4. Subscribe to my blog by email (1 entry)
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 July 9th at 11:59 pm, PST. Thank you, Wholeport, for the freebie and wonderful giveaway :)

Co-host
Crystal from Chocolate, Drool and Kisses is my wonderful co-host this week. You can see her love of sweets in her Tasty Treats tab. She hosts a blog party, too, called Sharing Monday and you are more than welcome to link up :) According to her, most of her blogging will be about crafts and sewing projects she is working on, cakes and other yummy food she makes, and their adventures into homeschooling.

Blog Tips
If you don't have the "LIKE me in Facebook" box (see my FB box on the right sidebar), here's a tutorial for you. It truly makes it easier for your readers to be a fan of your blog in FB when you have this box.

Favorite Blog
You clicked, inlinkz tallied. The readers' favorite blog this past week out of 185 links, being the most viewed post, is St. Malo, France, posted by Honey from 2805. I'm so enthralled by the unique architecture of the homes she showed in pictures.



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 every 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 share your blog posts in facebook? Why or why not?

In fact, I do, both in my personal account and FB blog page. That way, I can share to all my FB friends what I've been up to, hence, more readers :) How about you?

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71 comments:

  1. Many thanks to you and your readers for reading my post on St Malo, France. I am so thrilled to be the Favorite Blog last week and just finished a little happy dance! Thanks ladies! It's really appreciated!

    I am meeting so many wonderful new people that I'm just going to link up again!

    Wishing everyone a wonderful week! Hugs, Honey

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  2. I liked Wholeport on Facebook.

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  3. And emailed them to participate in the Create-a-thon! I picked the green leaf lace :)

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  4. I visited her blog and left a note that I was from here. And I'd pick a whole bunch of stuff. I love the resin flowers!

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  5. And I already follow your blog ;)

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  6. I emailed them and asked for number 8. On the above entry, I forgot to put that you sent me, but I did!

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  7. Thanks for stopping by my blog and letting me know about this! I'm am now a follower!

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  8. left a comment on her blog that you sent me there. I love the cloisionne beads!

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  9. following you on twitter under jenfur427

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  10. Thanks for hosting! I'm a new follower.
    Kricia

    http://kriciapalmerhome.blogspot.com

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  11. How interesting to have the linky run "backwards." I didn't see that line at first and was REALLY confused at first ;) .

    Thanks for hosting! The Wholeport items look awesome. Might just have to do it...

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  12. Oh goodness, I love anything from her buttons and beads section--everything is just so cute!

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  13. Thanks for hosting!

    In answer to the "burning question," no I don't share my posts on Facebook. I'm more comfortable sharing my blog with "online" friends instead of my "real life" friends.

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  14. I liked wholepart on facebook

    A mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW
    tyandwhitneyulrich.blogspot.com
    wjiwki07@hotmail.com

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  15. I went over to wholeparts blog and left a comment saying you sent me.

    A mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW
    tyandwhitneyulrich.blogspot.com
    wjiwki07@hotmail.com

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  16. I follow your blog

    A mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW
    tyandwhitneyulrich.blogspot.com
    wjiwki07@hotmail.com

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  17. I liked you on facebook

    A mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW
    tyandwhitneyulrich.blogspot.com
    wjiwki07@hotmail.com

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  18. i follow you on twitter

    A mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW
    tyandwhitneyulrich.blogspot.com
    wjiwki07@hotmail.com

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  19. Thanks for hosting the fun party! :) Happy weekend! xo

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  20. oh wow, what an interesting event! to create something out of one of those beautiful creations from wholePort!

    I just "Liked" them in facebook!

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  21. and Just sent an email to request Vivid Pink Rose Lace trim! x Susan

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  22. I just left a comment on WholePort's Blog and mentioned you :)

    Susan

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  23. if i won the coupon, hard to choose for all of their beautiful creations but what stood out was the exquisite painted and embossed colored shell beads, i'd definitely will buy them, if i won hehe

    Susan

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  24. i have subscribed by email :)

    Susan

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  25. i have "Liked" you on facebook

    x Susan

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  26. im of course already your follower :)

    Susan

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  27. and last but not least, i followed you on twitter by the name @NonaHujan_

    i think i did everything and now going to blog hop! :)

    Susan

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  28. dang, blogger seems to be having a prob at my end, cant even see the followers' link to follow, have to do this later i guess...thanks again for hosting and sharing as well as letting me know! xx Susan

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  29. thanks for hosting, SJ!
    just liked wholeport on Facebook and emailed them that i would LOOOOVE the pink rosette trim :)

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  30. and of course, I follow you on GFC ... duh

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  31. ...and also i'm a fan on facebook ! (too bad i can't get into twitter)

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  32. Hi SJ! I'm having a prob making a FB box. When I'm logged in on my FB Playful Decor page it says it can't do it. So I switch to my personal name and enter the PD url at first it showed the box but then when I changed the width, it says I'm not authorized. Ideas?

    As for your question, I do post to FB, it used to do it by feed but for some reason it stopped so I do it manually. But I don't get comments anyway - hopefully I'm getting clicks back to my blog! :)

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  33. I am now following them on Twitter.

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  34. I sent the e-mail.
    To answer your question. I post to Facebook via twitter. My post are sent to twitter and that post them to Facebook. I also have a page dedicated to my blog on Facebook so that people can be updated this way also.

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  35. Entry # 3 I left a comment saying that you sent me. I would have to stock up on the lace trims. and the basket with flowers mold as well as one of the heart molds. I think that they could be you with plaster of paris and make beautiful paperweights.

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  36. I'm a little late to the party so I appreciate your reverse line up. Thanks so much!

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  37. Hi I'm a new follower and party joiner, I linked up one of my favorite projects. I'm so glad I found your blog. Thanks so much for hosting.

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  38. I emailed create@wholeport.com after doing #1, telling her which free item you want.

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  39. I went to Wholeport's blog - I would love to get some of the molds.

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  40. Fab post! I love the pink roses ribbon! That would be so fun to create with. I have linked up today, took me three trys to get it right! : )
    Thank you for the invite to link up.
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  41. SJ, your blog is just amazing. I love coming here. I can't wait to check out all these great crafting blogs, too!

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  42. Wow, the Creativity Expo with WholePort sounds incredible! I've followed them with both FB & Twitter and am sending them an email.

    Thanks so much for hosting this wonderful party, too. I'm glad to be back to meet some talented, inspiring and friendly people!

    Jenn

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  43. Wanted you to know I just completed a post in which I acknowledged the Features. Thanks again!

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  44. To post on Twitter and Facebook. There is an app on Facebook called "Twitter for Facebook" this is how I get my post on Facebook from Twitter. I use blogger and I have a link from Google to my twitter account and this is how I get it to twitter. I hope this helps. If you have any other questions please just ask.

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  45. I sent them an email with the item I wanted. Vivid pink rose trim!!!

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  46. Thanks so much for the invite!! :)

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  47. I liked them on Facebook and left a comment!

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  48. I e-mailed and told them which product I wanted!

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  49. Thanks for the fun blog party again! I love your blog!

    xoxo,
    Lilli

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  50. Thanks for the invitation! I added your button to my link party page.

    suzy

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  51. i emailed them with my request. thanks. skeime (at) gmail

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