The very first handmade giveaway I won was from Airplanes & Dragonflies. It was a set of six handmade Christmas cards from Scrapin' Sara on Etsy. Her cards were so imaginative and pretty that I asked her to wait on shipping my prize because I wanted to order more and figured it would be easier to ship them all together. Boy, was I excited when the package came!
Not only were the giveaway cards and the extra cards I had ordered in the box, there was also a handmade Christmas ornament AND a few extra occasion cards. Whenever you order from her, Sara will always tuck a few extras into the box for you! I think that little surprises like that just make everything more personal, don't you? And, let me tell you, her cards are my favorites - if you get a Scrapin' Sara card from me, it's because you're extra-special. Not everyone gets my best cards! LOL
In her profile on Etsy, Sara writes, "I'm a full time working mommy to two kids and a wife to a busy husband. I do scrapbooking, card making and homemade gifts for fun as well as for side income. I have been successful using word of mouth so I am expanding into the world of Etsy!"
Sara doesn't just offer what you see in her Etsy shop. She will work with you on custom orders, so you can get just what you want. And, she's not just limited to cards! She also creates picture frames and scrapbook albums (would make a great wedding album or baby book!) Just ask her and I'm sure you can get pretty much whatever you need.
Oh, did I mention that when you make a purchase from Scrapin' Sara, she donates two cards to Operation Write Home? This is an organization that supplies American soldiers handmade cards donated by crafters. This enables them to write home, send birthday cards to family member, and anniversary cards to their spouses. How cool is that?! In addition to providing cards for the soldiers to send, Operation Write Home also send cards to the soldiers that express gratitude and provide sorely-needed encouragement to them. So, when you buy from Sara, you're also sending some love to those who need it!
For this giveaway, I'd like to give one winner the Greetings All Around set of six cards.
PLUS! Sara has offered to add another prize to this giveaway!!!
This is a set of six Thank You cards that Sara has made especially for this giveaway. Inside the flower on the front of the card is printed with "so sweet of you". (If the winner would like to forfeit this prize, I'd be very happy to take these off of your hands! LOL)
AND, not only has Sara added to the giveaway, she's also giving all of my readers a discount! Use this code at checkout for 15% off your order until June 10th: GIVEAWAY2011 (psst - use it now and get those extra entries!)
Enter to Win!
This giveaway will have two winners. The first winner drawn will have his or her choice between the sets of cards. The second winner will receive the other set. Open to the US.
Go to Scrapin' Sara's Gifts and have a look around. Comment with one item that you would like to have. **Leave your email address in your comment so I can contact you if you win.
Extra Entries:For each extra entry, leave a separate comment. (If it says +2, leave two comments, etc.)
- +1 entry- Follow Sara's Organized Chaos on GFC
- +1 entry - Like Scrapin' Sara on Facebook
- +5 entries - Make a purchase from Scrapin' Sara's Gifts. Just let me know you did so and the First name, Last initial you used to order.
- +1 entry - Follow me on GFC - right sidebar
- +1 entry - Like me on Facebook - or right sidebar
- +1 entry - Follow me on Twitter
- +3 entries - Subscribe (& confirm) to my emails - right sidebar under Networked Blogs
- +3 entries – Share this giveaway on Twitter, Facebook, your blog, etc. Just leave me a direct link in the comments. ONE TIME ONLY per venue!
This giveaway will end on May 24, 2011, at 11:59 PM EDT. Winner will be notified by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. Winner will be chosen by the Random.org widget I have embedded at the bottom of this page. GOOD LUCK!
*I have NOT been compensated for this review or giveaway. I won an item from this business on another blog giveaway and liked it so much that I wanted to get the word out to my readers about this business.