Thursday, January 7, 2010

Double The Fun!!

Hey peeps! I had planned to post this earlier today but was swamped and didn't get the chance. Then I was gonna post it early tomorrow morning, but I was pretty excited to get things started.

Last night, I mentioned that I'll be having a Celebratory Giveaway on The Creative Mixx.
In celebration of reaching 100+ followers this week, (my goodness I'm at 105 - so fabulous!), I have two lovely ladies from two separate Etsy shops who have offered to help me celebrate!!!!

The theme tonight is "Remembering the art of Writing". Both of these talented ladies give us beautiful options for recording our thoughts or sending a message. I still prefer getting a handwritten card over a electronic one and I personally carry around a notebook to record my random thoughts rather than entering them onto my cell phone.

Now y'all know the deal, first I'm going to introduce you to them and give you my fave picks from their etsy shops. Then, I'll reveal what's up for grabs!

First up, I have Trish from SpringBlossomDesign who creates delightful greeting cards for each individual person and occasion.

How did you get started?
I started card making just over one year ago when I was introduced to 'Stampin Up' products by a very close friend of mine. We would have craft evenings that quickly turned into afternoons that turned into full days of card making. I have always been crafty and arty but had never really found something that I really enjoyed. Card making is fantastic because if I've only got a half an hour I can whip up something quickly or I can spend hours and hours creating. I think card making really makes the most of my talents which are colour coordination and perfectionism (although I'm not sure if perfectionism is a talent or hindrance!) The most satisfaction I get out of creating cards is knowing that one of my cards has put a smile on their face!

Where do you get your inspiration from?
My inspiration starts from my love for papers and colours. Usually when I’m creating I try to think of what situation the card would be used in and that helps the inspiration flow. I also follow a few card making blogs, so I’m constantly keeping up with new products, colours and techniques.

Tell us one thing that most people don't know about you....
Making people happy is one of the easiest things you can do and I don’t believe we do it enough; a lot of people seem to be caught up in their own busy world. If we just stopped for a few moments a day to make some one smile I think it would go a long way. So if you didn’t know I’m a people pleaser

Now it's been a while since I've selected a lovely card to give to a friend, but after viewing the SpringBlossomDesign shop, I think it's time to start that for 2010~







Next up, I'd like to introduce you to Amanda from RainbowWrangler. She's a a painter, drawer of little things, bookbinder, unnecessary stuff collector and avid music listener. Her shop carries Journals, Wallets, Drawings, Paintings, Treasure Boxes and Vintage Goodies.

How did you get started?
I got started bookbinding while I was an undergrad at The Memphis College of Art. My papermaking teacher asked if I wanted to take a fellowship summer course at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. I took a Medieval Bookbinding class and completely fell in love with bookbinding. That's how I got started with collecting fabrics and making wallets and such.I have always painted, drawn and done printmaking. It's been instilled in me since I was a kid.

Where do you get your inspiration from?
All of the vintage fabric I have been collecting over the past 10 years has been my number one inspiration for the past year or so. The paintings and drawings I am doing now would not exist without my utter infatuation with vintage fabrics and patterns. The journals and other lil things I make just kinda come out of me from experiencing and being in my surroundings.

Tell us one thing that most people don't know about you....
Hmmmm, I will tell anyone almost anything so I have no clue what to tell y'all. I may joke around about being afraid of dark rooms and being alone but in actuality, I am deathly afraid of ghosts and the unknown. I have had many a dream of being confronted with the dark side and jump out of my skin when I think about it. My boyfriend uses this to his advantage and scares the s**t out of me, alot.

Although Amanda has a wide range of items at her shop, I decided to post my fave journal picks. I'm a huge fan of journals or notebooks and these are fab!










Ok y'all, it's time to do the big reveal!

The winner of this contest will receive not one but two items!!!

Courtesy of SpringBlossomDesigns -

You get to choose one item from her store!!!

Courtesy of RainbowWrangler -

You get this fabulous Journal! (4.5x5 handbound coptic stitch blank journal
90# bond paper)


Now here are the contest rules:

Starts Today and ends Thursday January 14, 2010

Ways to win:
1. All followers (both existing and new ones during the contest period) get one entry.
2. If you leave a comment telling me what your fave spring blossom design or rainbow wrangler item is?, gets you one entry, (that means 2 entries for followers who comment).
3. If you have a blog and promote it to your readers, tweet or facebook it, will get you an entry (that means 3 entries (or more) for followers who comment and promote in other ways)

Note: If someone would like to enter and does not have a blogger account, you will get one entry by sending me a comment via email to: thecreativemixx [!at] gmail.com And if you post a comment as "Anonymous"... that's cool. You'll get one entry as well, but you'll have to send me an email with their contact info.

When the winner is announced, y'all will have 48 hours to respond to my email. If you do not respond, I'll select another winner.


Good Luck Everyone And Thanks For All The Support~

49 comments:

  1. I am following your blog!!
    This is a great give away! Here is the link to my long list of free places to advertise it:
    http://audreysgiveaways.blogspot.com/2009/08/where-to-advertise-give-away.html

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  2. I like this from rainbow wrangler:
    Crazy Azure Flower Sketch Journal

    and This from Spring Blossom:
    Set of 3 cute note cards

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  3. @Audrey.....Thanks for commenting and following! The link you included is fabulous! I've already to promote this giveaway:)

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  4. I like the Crazy Azure Flower Journal as well from the Rainbow Wrangler's Etsy store & the Pink Birthday Monkey card from Spring Blossom. Maybe I'll send it to myself next month. I might be the only one in my family who remembers my birthday.

    All the Etsy people you feature make me want to go out and make something creative. If I could only find where I put my craft scissors...(Seriously, I lost them. I don't have the first clue where those overpriced things went.)

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  5. I am a follower of the CreativeMixx

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  6. I'm a Twitter of the CreativeMixx follower

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  7. Woody Mushroom Pitcher by RainbowWrangler :)

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  8. Blogged about it with a little comment: http://novilia17.blogspot.com/2010/01/creativemixx-fun-giveaway.html

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  9. I really like the HOORAY - Male Birthday Card by Spring Blossom Design --- thanks for the great giveaway

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  10. i like the pink monkey cards

    plur268 at yahoo dot com

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  11. I just wanted to say that I am so happy with the response everyone! Thanks for helping me to celebrate by spreading the news about this giveaway:)

    I can't wait to reveal the winner this week!

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  12. I love the teal glitter cupcake birthday card!
    e.estt[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  13. I have to say that the Pink Monkey Birthday card is my favorite!

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  14. I like the Mama Owl with Babies Necklace from Rainbow Wrangler and the Green Birthday Card by Springblossomdesign
    laprochaine@gmail.com

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  15. I tweeted, http://twitter.com/laprochaine/status/7634298797
    laprochaine@gmail.com

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  16. So many pretty things! My favorite is probably the pink butterfly greeting card.

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  17. Love SpringBlossom's Retro Funky Birdy 'new baby' card! skystine at yahoo dot com

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  18. I really like the pink butterfly greeting card from Spring Blossom Designs.
    What a great giveaway!

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  19. I follow your blog.
    From Rainbow wrangler I love the Little Red Feather earrings, and from Spring Blossom Designs, my favorite is the Pink Monkey Birthday card.
    Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  20. I like the Silly Man Mini Journal from rainbowwrangler!

    lauren

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  21. im a follower of your blog.

    sarahjgarraty@gmail.com

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  22. i love the To you from me floral yellow greeting card by Spring Blossom Design...the flower is gorgeous!

    sarahjgarraty@gmail.com

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  23. Wowsers! A lot of you have two & three entries each! Good luck everyone:)

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  24. i re-tweeted about this giveaway.

    @sarahjgarraty

    sarahjgarraty@gmail.com

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  25. Hi, I like your blog!
    My favorite Spring Blossom design is the cat sympathy card because it's the one I would have liked when my sweet Moka passed away of cancer. The kitty on your card reminds me of her a little. She was also a classy gal!
    Thanks for holding the giveway contest. :)

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  26. I like the pink monkey birthday card.

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  27. Beaco Lite Sketch Journal
    I'm for sure buying it if i dont win
    dyylannnn@gmail.com

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  28. i follow your blog!

    DolphinV27@aol.com

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  29. my fave item is Teal Glitter Cupcake Birthday Card - by Spring Blossom Design!

    DolphinV27@aol.com

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  30. i tweeted

    http://twitter.com/DolphinV27/status/7653362954

    DolphinV27@aol.com

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  31. I really like the elegance of the Bridal Shower Greeting on the Spring Blossom Design. THe Lil House Mini Sketchbook on the Rainbow Wrangler is a really fun book that makes you want to pull out your colored pencils and start putting your thoughts and feelings down.

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  32. The glitter,teal cupcake birthday card is adorable! I have never seen either of these sellers on etsy, so I will check them out. Precious, precious items! And, as an English teacher, I love the writing shout-out! :)

    nicolehughes8@hotmail.com

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  33. I'm following!
    mrs.may1013@yahoo.com

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  34. This is my favorite RainbowWrangler item: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22604641
    mrs.may1013@yahoo.com

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  35. The wedding card is my favorite. Thanks for the giveaway op!
    ringojster(at)gmail(dot)com

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  36. I'm a new follower! :)

    clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  37. My favorite from springblossomdesign is the "Set of 3 cute note cards". I love the little bunny! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=37952990

    My favorite from rainbowwrangler is the High School Series Sketch Journal http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=15965913

    My friends owned a vintage shop in Memphis (Light Years Vintage) that used to carry rainbowwrangler goodies... it was all super cute! :)

    clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  38. What a genorous and fun giveaway! I hope I am the lucky one! Thanks! I am a new follower. jacquecurl1@gmail.com

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  39. Springblossom designs-- The pink wedding card is my fave. so beautiful!
    Rainbow wrangler shop-cheesecake trinket box and the journals. so unique and pretty! jacquecurl1@gmail.com

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  40. My favorite item from Spring Blossom Designs is the Sympathy Cat Card. I love the stark black and white look!

    writeme@heidimail.com

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  41. Reach for the Stars encouragement card by Spring Blossom Design
    is my favourite!! It's absolutely adorable!!

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  42. I just became a follower

    dftrew(at)gmail(dot)com

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  43. I love the Beaco Lite Sketch Journal best

    dftrew(at)gmail(dot)com

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