Happy Holidays Giveaway

Did she say giveaway?? She did! WOOT!

And this is going to be an easy one! I had originally come up with this clever post involving all the giveaways other awesome blogs are doing - and how I was wanting to do something to liven up someone's holiday as well. Then time ran short.

Curiously, I came across this little box I had made last year - on the front is a little stamped Santa suit on a hanger. Below that it says "HO HO HO" - and to the right I wrote "Happy Holidays!" It has a pretty burgandy ribbon wrapped around it.

The problem? I can't remember what's in the box! Seriously - I have no clue. I *think* it was wrapped up for an eBay sale - but the buyer flaked and never paid. Whenever I sold something last year, I wrapped it up - so the buyer got a little surprise. I did several different boxes - Santa suits, ornaments, reindeer...all rubber stamped and colored in. They turned out really cute...but then I had this one left. Apparently I stuck it on a shelf and forgot about it...until this year!

My inability to remember is now your gain! I honestly don't know what's in the box...could be a variety of things. Jewelry I made? Probably. But what? A watch? Bracelet? I have no idea!

I know it won't make it to you in time for Christmas - especially since it's Christmas Eve day right now. However, you have the chance to receive a little gift after the ornaments are taken down, the pine needles vacuumed, and the wreaths put away for another year. And since the stamps are done on a kraft box, all you do is untie the ribbon to open the box - no paper to get rid of!

The contents of this box could be $5...or $50 (retail value). I could probably save everyone some time and just open the box myself - but why? It's more fun gifting it to one of my fabulous readers - just to let you all know you are special and appreciated. I have several other giveaways planned for the next couple of weeks - but I want to get this out first.

So who is it going to be? Do I have any takers?? Bueller? Bueller?

It's easy. Here's how to enter:
Leave a comment telling me what you hope is in the box...OR...just how simply fabulous you think my blog is...OR...what makes you feel royal (besides reading my blog haha). Please be sure to leave your email address so I can get in touch with you if you're the winner!!

Now...since it's Christmas, I have additional ways you can enter:
~ For ONE additional entry: Tell me (or link to) your favorite quick gift idea. When you realize you need a gift - and have less than 5 hours to create one. Including drying time. Please leave your email address so I can contact you if you win!
~ For ONE additional entry: Blog about this giveaway/my blog. Remember to come back and let me know you did by leaving me a comment - and a link to your blog. Please leave your email address so I can contact you if you win

So there ya have it. You can enter up to THREE times for this giveaway. Pretty good odds, eh? Just be sure, if you choose to blog about this giveaway to come back and leave a comment so I know. And one more time, but please leave your email address so I can contact you if you win!!

The giveaway will end DECEMBER 31, 2008 - and the winner will be announced on JANUARY 01, 2009. The winner will have 2 days to claim the prize...and if it isn't claimed, I'll move on to choose another number. And we'll just keep doing that until someone wants the prize!

The winner will be chosen by one of those automatic number chooser thingys. (Scientific, I know!) GOOD LUCK!! I wish I could give all of you something...but be sure to check back. I DO have several other giveaways planned!
And BTW...If you were the person who won the Hero Arts stamps, would you please leave me a comment?? I've been trying to find you so I can send them to you! :)

24 Royal Responses:

Debra said...

I am thinking jewelry is inside the beautiful box. Thank you for the fun contest. Have a merry Christmas!

Debra said...

I love to read. A quick project is bookmarks with ribbons, charms and beads. Or tags with a group photo, then embellish for a bookmark.
How is that for a quickie?

Nelly said...

What a cool idea for a giveaway. I love surprises! I can't believe you're not curious to find out what it is in there. Anyhow, thanks for the opportunity to win. A quick gift idea I can give is using a vintage small bottle with some rub-ons on the main body of it and wrap a ribbon or lace around its neck. I just made one like that and it took less than 30 minutes and it turned really cute. I'll be putting a picture of it soon on my blog.

LuniLadi said...

Hmmm..pretty little box...I'm thinking that there's a bracelet inside of it.

Quick Gift idea...a bracelet! Especially if you string some pretty beads (and there are SO many in the craft stores nowadays!) on invisible, elastic thread!
aka LuniLadi

CindyB said...

What do I think is in the box? Something fabulous!! Please put my name in the hat for the draw.

Sue Farace said...

would love to win! I am guessing a wonderful bauble as well.


mandaaguilera said...

Great idea! I love that it is a surprise.. I think it is probably earrings ;) manda


Bonnie Schulte said...

I can't even guess what's in the box, so I hope I get the chance to peek inside. What a fun idea this is. Merry Christmas to you.Bonnie

Bonnie Schulte said...

Fast gift idea...Just did 5 of these today. Large round flat clear marbles. Use a 1"round paper punch to cut out a neat picture to fit, from a magazine or catalog, and glue to flat side of marble, cut a 1 inch circle of sheet music to cover the wrong side of paper, and glue on a magnet. Fun to decorate the fridge.

Willow said...

What a fun giveaway!!! I am hoping it is a watch, cuz I need one...LOL...I keep paper mache boxes and wooden boxes on hand for quick gifts. I usually use either Lumiere on them with embellishments or I decoupage paper and "stuff" on them...so far, they have been hits!!! Happy Holidays!!! Hugs, Willow

Gayle said...

What a fun give away. I hope the winner lets us all know what is inside. I bet it is a colorful bracelet or a pendant or ... not sure just know that I am curious.

I make bookmarks and give them with a gift card to my favorite bookstore or inside a book. I love Bonnie;s idea with the glass marble. I will have to make some of those but since I am the queen of pictures I would need to use a picture instead of a magazine cut out.

Gayle gayle-wrt@cox.net

Audrey Huffman said...

There is love in the little box, as that what is the most important part of this holiday season.


Audrey of huffpede@yahoo.com

hondaray6 said...

What fun! I love a surprise! Lets just say there is hope in the box! I hope everyone has wonderful holidays..I hope there is something pretty in the box....and I hope you pick me! Thanks for the fun!
hondaray6 at hotmail dot com

hondaray6 said...

I'm not crafty enough to come up with a gift in 5 hours....however I can get to the store and buy Glade Scented Candles! They are really nice plus I found a buy one get one free coupon! They were great as extra gifts for Christmas!Coupon here:


ann_was_here said...

a watch would be nice! i'm lacking watches and the one i currently have is a necklace which gets kind of irritating to have around my neck. a normal, everyday watch would be better !

Shel said...

What fun! I'm thinking it's a pretty watch in the box...heck, that box is prize enough, it's so cute!

Amidei's said...

Whatever is inside, it's a treasure. To me, anything handmade is something to treasure. It's a piece of someone, an artist who gives something of themself in doing the art. That alone makes it a treasure, but add to the fact that the artist is willing to give it away....that makes it something very priceless and special. And the artist, special as well. Thanks for being willing to share such a piece of yourself.

Nelly said...
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CindyLous News said...

I do love this blog! Your ideas are fresh AND you're open to input. Humility is a good quality in an artist!

Let me see... what do I hope is in the surprise box... oooh! A watch with the bracelet made of faux carnival glass beads!

How fun!
Cindy Key

Robin P said...

I think it's a cool clay face - maybe it's a Bronco fan face! I hope so - Go Broncos!

Happy New Year!


Kathryn said...

Thanks for adding me to your twitter and visiting my blog! I am glad we are now stalking, errr I mean following each other to keep in touch! If I am not too late, could you enter me in your giveaway? Thank you! As for what I hope is in the box... the best of wishes for 2009! I need em!

Happy New Year and Artful Blessings,

Nelly said...

Forgot to add my email so here it is:
Thanks again

Health Yatra said...

Thanks for sharing that. It was fun reading it. :-)

Diseases and Conditions said...

Thanks for sharing that. It was fun reading it. :-)

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