Tuesday, March 6, 2012

My Favorite Things Giveaway {CLOSED}


I am hosting a "Favorite Things" party at my house this week.  My friends are coming over and bringing a few of their favorite things and we are all going to exchange them. 

In preparation for the party, I contacted the companies of some of my favorite things and asked if they'd sponsor the party.  And they said, "yes!"  Good news for me.  Good news for you!


I will be doing a drawing at the party and here are a few things I have to give away:

♥ This silver dandelion necklace made by Lulubug Jewelry
 

          You can find her Esty shop here.  I found her when I bought my daughter that "You Are My Sunshine" necklace pictured below.  She hand makes all of her jewelry and it is pure silver.  Her designs are beautiful and include dogs, birds, owls, other animals, cupcakes and great quotes.  She even packages it up cute for you!  Here are a few of her other pieces:

♥ These cute letter press Thank You cards from 1canoe2

          She sells letterpress prints, greeting cards, coasters, recipe cards and more via her Etsy shop here.  I love, love, love all things letterpress.  I'm a big fan of real live mail so I send out many cards.  Her illustrations are so clever, yet simply drawn.  I bought that "Stars at Night" Texas print last month from her.  I couldn't resist a Texas letterpress print with those song lyrics!



Wreck This Journal by Keri Smith.  I'm giving one away at my party and one to you!


          I bought myself one of these after my niece got one for Christmas.  I found myself wanting to use hers so I had to buy my own.  It is a journal / sketch book of sorts with instructions to destroy and mark up the pages.  Keri's illustrations and instructions encourage you to do things like poke holes in the pages, glue pages together, rip the pages, draw things, drip paint on the pages, and write your inner most frustrating thoughts.   I love having a book where I can be creative and fun but don't have to keep it picture perfect.  It's a great creative outlet for me.  Keri is super creative and also has titles like Finish This Book and This Is Not A Book  as well as fun titles for kids.  You can find them from any major bookseller like Amazon or Barnes & Noble.  I'll post pictures from mine in another post sometime soon.

♥ These cute Francie Pants for girls.  I am giving away two pair of these at the party and two pair to you, my readers!

I bought my little girl a few pair of these last spring.  They are lightweight, silky, comfortable shorts (if you will) that girls can wear under dresses, skirts, for gymnastics or for cheerleading.  My daughter wore them all summer long under sun dresses and with tanks to play in.  They are perfect underneath other things because they are tight and silky so things don't bunch up.  They are short enough that they don't show until she does somersaults or crawls around.  And that's when I'm glad she has them on!  She wears them around the house all winter because they are "cozy" in her words. They come in sizes for babies up to women and they have over 20 different colors and patterns to choose from.  I can swear by these because she's been wearing them for a year and we truly love them.  Here she is wearing them last week under her tutu.  I just love her chunky two year old thighs!


Here are a few of their other styles.


♥  The Homesick Texan Cookbook by Lisa Fain

Lisa is a fellow Texan who lives in New York.  She, like many of us who have left the Great Lone Star State, misses those great Texas restaurants and food.  She has blogged about it for years and now has compiled her awesome recipes into a cookbook.  She has great recipes for brisket tacos, migas, chipotle chicken tacosqueso flameado, Texas sheet cake,  and even kolaches!  I'm giving this book away at my party but I have a cookbook for you, my readers to have a chance to win:

Joy the Baker's Cookbook


Are you drooling yet?  The cookbook hasn't even been released yet so you are among a select few who'll have access to some of her mouth watering confections!  I'm going to make something from the book for my party.  I'm having a hard time deciding between the s'mores brownies, the lemon drenched lemon cake (I could die!), or the glazed lime cake.  I'll keep you posted!

♥ The books Snowflakes for All Seasons and Snowflakes by Cindy Higham.  I have one of each book to give away to you, my readers!


These two books are full of snowflake template ideas.  She begins with showing you how to fold the paper correctly.  I had been doing it wrong for years, who knew?  Then each page has a pattern for cutting intricate snowflakes of every shape and theme you can imagine.  The Snowflakes book has holiday themed ones as well as many more generic shapes and they are so intricate and beautiful!  I have cut several of these for holidays around here.  I even have a Snowflakes For All Seasons tab on the right side of the blog.  You can see some of the ones we've cut here.

So, that makes for several lucky readers winning some of my favs!  To recap the giveaway here are the things up for grabs:
  • Wreck This Journal by Keri Smith
  • Snowflakes by Cindy Higham 
  • Two pair of Francie Pants
  • Joy The Baker's cookbook 
  • Snowflakes for All Seasons by Cindy Higham
Leave a comment below and tell me which of my favorite things you'd love to win.  If you follow me, leave an extra comment and you'll get an extra entry!  I'll pick a winner next Monday so get your comments in by Sunday night.  Be sure and have an email address attached or leave one for me to contact you!  U. S. Residents only.

Stay tuned for my update of the party and another giveaway of the Swag {Goodie} Bags!  I have gathered all sorts of fun items to give each guest at the party and I'll be giving away a bag to a reader later this week!

And the winners are...


#32: Shooting Stars Mag = Wreck This Journal
#12 Becky = Snowflakes Book
#47 Bear = Francie Pants
#50 Andrea = Joy The Baker's Cookbook
#6 Mandy = Snowflakes Book

If you didn't include your email address, email me at sometimescreative (at) yahoo (dot) com with your full name and address so I can mail your prizes!  

Thanks for playing along!


These items are things that I use and own and are truly my favorites.  I did not receive any compensation for this post and these opinions are my own.


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56 comments:

  1. I like them all. And yes I follow you. Does this count.

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  2. What a fun party idea!! I would love to win the dandelion necklace. It reminds me of the summers of my childhood and picking flowers for my mom. She never complained that most of them were weeds. tutz_e_roll25@hotmail.com

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  3. I love the thank you cards!!

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  4. Hey..I also followed you.. love the necklace too! :)

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  5. My favorite item is the dandelion silver necklace, but I love the Texas stuff too (as I'm a native Texan that relocated to Oregon 12 years ago).

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  6. I also just started following you the other day, and am happy to be doing so :-)

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  7. I was eyeballing the "Wreck This Journal" just yesterday at the bookstore. I'll be a wreck if I don't win it.....hahahahahaha!!!

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  8. I also follow you just about everywhere online. Does that count? Love the note cards and necklace. And you know how I feel about the snowflake books. :)

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  9. I love your creative mind Amy. I always steal your ideas. I love the stationary, necklace but I think would love the snowflake book the most. I love how you have them at each holiday and I know my kids would love to do that as well.

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  10. feel free to put my name in several times. :)

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  11. I want them all. Ha ha ha! Okay, the necklace is totally awesome. When I lived in Russia there were a ton of dandelions and we made crowns out of them and proclaimed ourselves Princesses of Dandelion Island. I also love the cookbook. Texas, I MISS YOU! And the snowflake book looks so cool too. What a fun idea!

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  12. Oh, and the other cookbook looks really cool too.

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  13. oooh! pick me! pick me! pick me! Except for the fancy pants, I don't have much use for those :P Love checking out your blog. You've inspired me to be more crafty!! TX misses u :)

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  14. I want to come to all of your parties!!! It just might be worth the 6 hour drive to get to come! AND I finally ordered the vanilla beans to make vanilla! So excited! PICK ME PICK ME!!!

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  15. I MISS TEXAS cookbook! I follow you.... and have since before you were famous! :)

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  16. I like the journal...looks like a smash book, and I have been wanting to have one of those! :o) Volk7@aol.com

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  17. I just went through your blog....I can see it IS something I want to follow! SO, I just signed to follow it...Fun!

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  18. I love the necklace, fancie pants and snowflakes for all seasons/snowflakes book. You host the best parties!

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  19. I follow you....that give me another entry?

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  20. Ohhh, I really love that Lulubug necklace. What a great idea! Great, now I have more online shopping to do...:)

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  21. And I totally follow you of course!

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  22. Such a great idea! (Ginger sent me the link, but I already knew about it. hee-hee!)

    The comfort food cookbook looks so dreamy. That's my wanna!!

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  23. PS: my second choice was the little pink shorts. SO CUTE! But since I don't have a little girl, I better stick to the cookbook! :)

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  24. Sorry. Forgot my email. ;)

    missthing2000@gmail.com

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  25. That cookbook would be great! I love all kinds of cookbooks. What a fun party that will be. debby.patton@live.com

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  26. I love those francie pants. I love your blog!

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  27. Love your blog. Will tell all my friends but I hope it doesn't dilute the gifting pool!
    I love the necklace and cookbooks, too!
    What a fun party idea. I love it!

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  28. The necklaces are WAY cute :) And I love your blog!

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  29. I really like the Wreck this Journal. how fun!!

    I love the idea of a Favorite Things party. I've thought of doing it too sometime...maybe this summer.

    lauren51990 at aol dot com

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  30. i now follow you via GFC

    lauren51990 at aol dot com

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  31. I would love to win joy the baker cookbook (you had me at lemon drenched lemon cake!)

    sandy dot hardman at gmail dot com

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  32. I am now following through GFC.

    sandy dot hardman at gmail dot com

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  33. Francie Pants! Love those!
    i_love_you28@myway.com

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  34. Love the journal and the necklace

    Karen
    sonflower277 at gmai dot com

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  35. I like the necklace, the journal, and the snowflake books (esp for all seasons).

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  36. I'd like the necklace
    robinlscott4 at hotmail dot com

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  37. follow you on gfc as Robin Scott
    robinlscott4 at hotmail dot com

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  38. the joy the baker cookbook is the one i'm most wanting
    gkuroda(at)gmail.com

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  39. WOuld love the Joy The Baker Cookbook.

    cereza25 at yahoo dot com

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  40. I'm a new follower.

    cereza25 at yahoo dot com

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  41. I'd love either of the cookbooks.

    mrs.marcus2 at yahoo dot com

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  42. Love that Homesick Texan cookbook. The Francie Pants are cute as well! Maybe for the grandkids.

    Fun idea for a party!

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  43. My girls need some Francie Pants.

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  44. I would love the Joy the Baker cookbook. The homesick texan cookbook would be great as well.

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  45. I follow Sometimes Creative blog. I would love the Joy the Baker cookbook or the Homesick Texan cookbook. Thanks!

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  46. Great stuff! Ethan would love the Wreck This journal. Abby would love the Francie Pants. I would love the cookbook. We would all love the snowflake book!

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  47. I've followed your blog for years. :)

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  48. Ginger and I are already planning to throw a Favorite Things party with our friends! Glad your blog is gaining followers -- you have lots of great ideas (and lots of great execution of other people's ideas).

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  49. I would love to win the silver dandelion necklace

    (truth is I like all the items :)

    kui900@msn.com

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  50. I already follow your blog and am following all your pages on pinterest. :)

    kui900@msn.com

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  51. The dandelion necklace is GORGEOUS! KaylaFerrell@ gmail dot com

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