Wednesday, November 2, 2011

#WIN a #Handmade Scrapbook! (11/10) #Rafflecopter {Scrapin' Sara #Giveaway}


About a year ago, I won my very first blog giveaway! It was a set of Christmas cards from Scrapin' Sara's Gifts on Etsy. Man, oh, man was I thrilled!!! I waited for the mail to come every day until those cards showed up. And, when they did, I was curious about the size of the package. I mean, it was a BOX for a set of holiday cards... Upon opening my mysterious box, I found not only the cards I had won, but also a sparkly Christmas ornament and a few more cards. Hmm... did she send me the wrong thing?

So, I headed over to Scrapin' Sara's Gifts to contact her to find out if there was some kind of snafu. That's when I saw it, nestles between the thumbnails of her items and her header: All orders come with FREE GOODIES! Wow! Free stuff with every order? I had to try it out, so I ordered another set of holiday cards. Sure enough, that box came and there were TWICE as many cards as I had ordered in there! Not only did I end up with two sets of cards and a pretty ornament, I also ended up with nearly a dozen extra all-occasion and blank cards. (By the way - I hung that ornament in my kitchen window and forgot to pack it up in January February with all of the other Christmas stuff. It catches the morning sunrise in the summer beautifully!)

There are still 3 available - go grab one by clicking on this caption!
When my little brother became a father a few months ago, I wanted a special card to congratulate him and his girlfriend. The first place I went to was Scrapin' Sara. I knew that, if I couldn't find what I was looking for, she'd be able to make it for me. I didn't have to ask - I saw this card and knew it was just what I wanted.


And, if you'll remember, in March I participated in the March of Kindness hosted by Code Name: Mama. Participating really got me thinking and I decided to hold a giveaway that had two purposes: I wanted to give my readers a chance to win some great items and I wanted to thank some of the Etsy shops that I had won prizes from by sharing their shops with my readers. I contacted each of the shops and told them that I wanted to run a giveaway of one of their items - and pay for it myself (I had saved up survey payments on my PayPal account for a couple of months to do this.) It worked out wonderfully - every single one of the shops either offered the item for free or added to the giveaway prize offered. Sara not only offered the set of cards I had picked out for free, she also added a second set of cards so there would be two winners! (You can see the post HERE.) Now, how cool is that?!

And Scrapin' Sara's Gifts doesn't just have cards. Oh, no! Sara also makes gift tags, really cool gift tag holders, photo frames, and ornaments! Now, I know that most bloggers don't mention price, but I'm going to - I don't know how she manages to make a dime from her orders because the prices are so low and she's always packing in free stuff! I mean, the card I bought for my brother was just $2, and then she went and sent three more cards to me with it. And, on top of that, she's got a clearance section...

So, when Sara asked me if I'd like to do another giveaway with her, I jumped at the chance. She'd like to offer one of my readers the chance to
WIN a Handmade 6"X6" Winter-Themed Scrapbook!
It is all ready for you to add photos of a special wintertime family outing or get-together. The background paper has distressed snowflakes on it and is light enough that you could even write on it.
 
I'm imagining it as a great little book to keep a crafty kid busy during winter break from school - put them in charge of decorating the book and taking pictures of the family! Another idea: My mom lives in Florida and ships the kids their gifts. She always over-does it (she says that's how grandmas are supposed to do it.) I try to take a ton of photos and then call her immediately after the kids have opened their gifts from her. I would use this book to make a little keepsake "thank you" album for her. There are a ton of possibilities for this little scrapbook!
 








You can find Scrapin' Sara's Gifts on Etsy. Sara also write a very good blog called Sara's Organized Chaos. I've got her RSS feed going right to my Google homepage so I don't miss a thing!
***If the Rafflecopter form is acting funky, please click on the title of this post. It will reload the page so only this giveaway is showing. Somehow, having a few Rafflecopter forms on the same page crosses wires or something!

42 comments:

Heather said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love the all buttoned up mirror.

Sara Jennings said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I LOVE the glitter ornaments!!

Merciful Blessings {mblessings} said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love the snowflakes!!! Reminds me of when I made a photobook for my prom, padded & everything! LOL! Good Luck To Everyone!

cassandra said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

i love the glitter ornaments!!! Thank you!

Serenap95 said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I really love the Orange and Sparkly Set of SIX Birthday Cards with Envelopes. Orange and purple are my favorite color combo.


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Sarah said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Those glitter ornaments are gorgeous! Love the blue one.

Sarah said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love the all buttoned up mirror! So cute :)

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Shooting Stars Mag said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

i really like the Quart Sized Gift Basket Snow Bear Can

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gail said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love the All Buttoned Up Mirror
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Waasabi said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I like the all buttoned up mirror.
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JillHogan said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love the buttoned up mirror!

Kimberly W said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love the Snow Much Fun- Set of 6 Holiday Cards with Envelopes set.
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Loreli G said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love the Vintage Inspired Halloween Cards, they're so cute!

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TopHat said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love the mittens and snowman set!

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Christina said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Christina - xristya@rock.com - I love Summery Birthday Wishes!

Susan said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I like the Set of 6 Cold Twigs Snowman Tag Cards WITH Envelopes! So CUTE!!!

Laura Lane said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I like the red glitter ornaments.

SixGreedyImps said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

The Jolly Santa cards are absolutely adorable!

amyorvin said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love the Jolly Santa Holiday Cards

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Marija said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love the Bowl of Cherries DUO with matching envelopes!


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Elizabeth said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I absolutely love this scrapbook! Winter is my favorite season and also love scrapbooking.I have been looking for the perfect scrapbook to combine my two loves.I hope I win it. It is absolutely beautiful.

Ashlyn_Jai said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

http://www.etsy.com/listing/80050854/sparkled-birthday-card-duo

http://www.etsy.com/listing/59945771/quart-sized-gift-basket-snow-bear-can

Those are so cute!

All Wired Up TOO said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love the Mittens and Snowman Set of 8 Cards with Envelopes..I mean lookit those cute snowmen!

Christina said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Christina - xristya@rock.com - I love the All Buttoned Up Mirror!

MyTwoCents said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love LOVE love the "All Buttoned Up Mirror". It is perfect for my soon-to-be redecorated craft room!

Trisha said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I like the "because nice matters" cards with envelopes. cute!
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gail said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love the glitter ornaments
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*Brittany C* said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I like The Set of 4 Poinsette Gift Tags! Thanks!

Briana said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

i love the Spunky Rudolph Gift Tag Set, so cute!
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Kandas - Custom Furniture Consultant said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I have to agree with Briana... those Rudolph tags are adaorable!

Francesca said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I like the jolly Santa holiday cards.

Real Life Deals said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love the button up mirror!

Terra H. said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Lots of cute stuff! I really like the Be Merry Gift Box. Thanks.
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Braxs Mommy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

So many cute things! i love the qt size christmas paint can! wayyy cute!
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Stacey L said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love the mitten and snowflake gift tags with ribbon

whitneymcquarry said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

LOVE LOVE LOVE the green glitter ornament :)
I love sparkles :)

Armada Volya said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love Mittens and Snowman Set of 8 Cards with Envelopes

Sweetsillysara said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I Love the all buttoned up mirror!!

KainsHottie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love the spunky reindeer gift tags!
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Beckeesdeals said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Everything is super cute! I particularly love the So Sweet of You set of 6 cards and envelopes.

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Laurie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love the Glitter ornaments!
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Connie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would love to have the Spunky Rudolph Gift Tag Set of 8!!
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