Sunday, April 29, 2012

Scavenger Hunt!

Remember how fun scavenger hunts were?  You'd start out with a list of hints, a giggling group of girls and some rowdy boys, then, at top speed, hunt down those items on the list.  So much fun!   I'm pretty sure I haven't participated in one since Youth Group in high school which was mannnnnnny years ago!  

Right now there is a Spring Tracks Flip Flop Scavenger Hunt going on on etsy with some incredible prizes to be won!  I belong to a wonderful etsy team called Promoting Creative Friends, (or the PCF team), and the leaders of our team are always thinking up fun things that help our shops get exposure and more sales.  This Scavenger Hunt is the brain child of Nichole of Ciara Company Bowtique - which is where you will start your hunt.  

Here are the details-
1)  Follow the link to Ciara Company Bowtique
2) Find the listing that looks just like the picture above
3) Within that listing will be the next shop on your hunt-
4)  Follow that link to the next shop
5)  Search through the shops listings until you find - hidden inside a listing - the picture above- then you will find the next link! (the only shop where it will be right up front is in Ciara Company - the rest are hidden, making the fun of HUNTING!)
5)  Write down each shop as you go - IN ORDER!
6)  Keep going and writing down the shops
When finished you should have a list of 38 shops - beginning and ending with Ciara Company Bowtique
7) On the very last listing - the one where you have circled back around and are now back in Ciara Company Bowtique, there you will find Nichole's email address to send her your list of shops, in order. 
8) You have until May 3rd to complete your hunt

The Prizes:
Each shop participating has donated lots of prizes to the winners - There is over $800 dollars worth of prizes being given away!  Incredible!

-8 prize packs worth at least $50 each will be awarded to hunters 
-1 Super Prize Pack, worth $400, will be awarded to someone who has shopped at ANY PCF team member shops during this time

More Chances to Win!
There are several different ways to get more entries-

1) Send a complete shop list, in the right order, for 1 entry
2)  "Fave" EACH shop as you go for a 2nd entry (to do this you will have to have an etsy account.  Easy to set up if you don't already have one!)
3)  "Fave" an item from EACH shop as you go for a 3rd entry
4)  Blog about the Hunt, send Nichole the link, and get 5 extra entries!

Winning the Super Duper Prize Pack
-For each dollar spent at ANY PCF team member shop, you will receive 1 entry point
-For each dollar spent at one of the 37 participating Scavenger Hunt shops, you will receive 2 entry points!
(send any purchase transaction links, along with the dollars spent before shipping and the shop name you purchased from to Nichole)

Winners will be drawn on May 5th and announced on Nichole's blog - then winners will also be emailed for their shipping information.

These prize packs will be wonderful!  Win a prize pack and get your gift shopping done at the same time.  

What are you waiting for??  Start Hunting!!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

I'm Late!

I'm late, I'm late
For a very important date!
No time to say Hello,
I'm late, I'm late, I'm late!!
~The March Hare - Alice in Wonderland
I was supposed to give away the MyMemories software download to one of you lucky readers a few days ago, but my grandaughters birthday, Easter and a sinus infection put me behind so now I'm late, late late!

The darling fishing scrapbook page was made in a flash using a sweet kit called In the Pond from My Memories.  I think it turned out super cute and is a fun reminder of our day fishing with Noah.  I'm loving all I can do with this software.  It's super fun and easy!

Okay- now for our winner----I put the names of all you who participated in a jar, shook it up and drew one out---drumroll please-----
Stacey, I will let Liz from MyMemories know you are the winner, she will send me a code for your free download and I will get that to you.  Then you will start scrapping!! Yeah!
For those of you who didn't win but love what this software can do-MyMemories and I have a special deal for you!  This software, which by the way is rated #1 scrapbooking software on Amazon, sells for $39.95, BUT if you use my code, STMMMS89596, when you check out, you will get the software for $29.95.  PLUS, once you check out you will also get a coupon for $10 off anything in the MyMemories store!  A $20 value all together and so worth it to preserve those memories...maybe make a scrapbook for Grandma with your little people in it.  The possibilities are endless!

Here to get your software-
Code STMMMS89596 at checkout to save!

Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Turn the Page Tuesday and a Free Bookmark

It's time once again for Turn the Page Tuesday, hosted by Adrienne of Some of a Kind- 

This month I read several books, one of my favorites being The Hunger Games.  Very fast paced and nail-biting!  Check out Adrienne's review last month of the whole series.

Last June, I reviewed a wonderful book by Michelle Moran called Nefertiti.  This month I read the follow up novel to Nefertiti called The Heretic Queen.

The Heretic Queen was very good as well, taking us back to Ancient Egypt and the time of the Pharoah's.  Because I'm running late this morning, I'm going to copy and paste here the book description from Amazon. 

In ancient Egypt, a forgotten princess must overcome her family’s past and remake history.
The winds of change are blowing through Thebes. A devastating palace fire has killed the Eighteenth Dynasty’s royal family–with the exception of Nefertari, the niece of the reviled former queen, Nefertiti. The girl’s deceased family has been branded as heretical, and no one in Egypt will speak their names. Nefertari is pushed aside, an unimportant princess left to run wild in the palace. But this changes when she is taken under the wing of the Pharaoh’s aunt, then brought to the Temple of Hathor, where she is educated in a manner befitting a future queen.

Soon Nefertari catches the eye of the Crown Prince, and despite her family’s history, they fall in love and wish to marry. Yet all of Egypt opposes this union between the rising star of a new dynasty and the fading star of an old, heretical one. While political adversity sets the country on edge, Nefertari becomes the wife of Ramesses the Great. Destined to be the most powerful Pharaoh in Egypt, he is also the man who must confront the most famous exodus in history.

This was a wonderful read, told superbly.  It will keep you turning pages late into the night.  I've got a documentary coming now from Netflix to learn more about the reign of Ramesses and Nefertari. 

What could be better with a book review then a free bookmark?  My Memories is hosting a giveaway of their digital scrapbooking software on my blog and along with that they have also sent me this link for a free bookmark download to share with all of you!  Yay!  Go HERE to download your bookmark and happy reading!
(Tomorrow I am giving away the software download, so it isn't to late to enter- please go to this post to enter, plus check out my last couple of posts to see some of the things you can do with this wonderful software!)