Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Giveaway Winner Announced!

Whew....it's been a long past two days for me!  Rough getting back into the swing of things with starting a new job.  But after almost 6 months of unemployment it's most definitely a welcome change!  The ONLY downside I see so far in this job is the commute.  REALLY not used to that at all but it is what it is!  I'm hoping that once training is done and I start my normal hours which will be 9:30 to 6 that I will miss a good portion of rush hour.  Without the traffic the drive is 45 minutes.  Today it took an hour and a half and I didn't have a minute to spare.  So tomorrow I'll leave even earlier.  You just never know with this major highway of ours what may pop up and delay traffic.  But otherwise, everyone has been so nice and I think it's going to be a nice work environment!

OK......so on to the BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!!!   Please excuse me that I don't have pictures of the list of entries or a screen print of the random # generator but the camer isn't charged and I wasn't sure how to get a screen print of the # generator.  But after listing each entry and the double entry for those adding it to their sidebar, there was a total of 27 entries.  The random # generator picked # 26 which was...................

LIL RAGGEDY ANGIE!!!!!!!!!    CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  

Please email your mailing address so Peter Cottontail can jump in his box and be mailed off to you!!

And to show my appreciation of all of those who took the time to leave me a comment and also those who helped spread the word, I picked 5 more winners!  Please email your info and a lil something will be on it's way to you as well!

1. Carmen @ primcats
2. Connie
3. Amy @ cottageprims
4. Michelle
5. Lecia @ Farmhouse prims

I had a few inquiries on the shabby barn stars, if they would be for sale.  I should have some listed this weekend and will post a note here when I do for anyone that may be interested.  

Have a great night and thanks again to all who entered the giveaway and helped spread the word about my blog!   I'll be planning another giveaway soon so stay tuned!

Aunt DeeDee

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Barnstars and a GIVEAWAY!

Well good news.........I was offered a job!!  Woohoo!!!  I accepted and now it's just subject to the background check.  So once that goes through ok, then I should get the final offer and start date.   So now I'm preparing to going back to working days and because of the commute.....longer hours.  But my nights and weekends will still be my crafting time!!   I'll be working this weekend in getting all the cleaning and laundry done so I don't have to worry about it coming home at night.  And I also found time to work on some new stuff. 

I had gotten the Sizzix Big Shot for Christmas and have been playing with it since.  Was excited to get the 3D 5 point star die and experimented with recycling soda cans and I also had some nice cardboard/chipboard type of scraps.  Where I used to work in an insurance agency, we ordered ID card holders.  And they had these nice strips of cardboard in the packaging.  I had been grabbing those for awhile knowing they could be recycled somehow.  I used a lot for Santa Key doorknob hangers.  And then I knew I could use them for the 3D star!   (Mental note to contact one of my old co-workers and see if she can still collect those for me!)

So here is the one made from recycled soda cans.  It took 2 and 1/2 soda cans to make one star.  I die cut the pieces, embossed them with the curly embossing folder and then used Ranger alcohol inks (total of 3 colors and a little gold) to color the pieces.  And then assembled.

The 2nd one is made with the recycled cardboard pieces and used a nice shabby set of coordinating papers.  Distressed the edges with inks and also assembled. 

And now onto the giveaway!  With spring and Easter on it's way, I decided to offer up one of my Peter Cottontails.  He's really looking to go to a nice loving home and I hear he's planning on bringing some extra goodies along with him.  So what is needed to bring Peter to your home?   Easy!  Just be a follower and leave a comment for one entry.   Want a second entry?   Post on your blog or facebook and let me know in your comment and that will earn you the 2nd entry.  New followers......the more the merrier!  Please enter!!!  Signup by Monday, March 7th Midnight EST.  Winner will be announced on March 8th!   Good luck!

Have a great night,
Dawn "Aunt DeeDee"