March GIVE-AWAY!!


I thought I would post a give-away in celebration of some milestone numbers I've just recently accomplished. I can't imagine being more pleased with the numbers, considering I've only been at this seriously a little over 3 months.

The first and most difficult milestone was creating my home site childmade.com and loading it with over 2,000 hand-picked gallery links. During that process, my site has served over 150,000 hits!

At the same time, I spent whatever free time I had available posting to my tutorials blog, which has topped over 50,000 hits by itself!

And last, I've just completed the final features of my home site, and I'm looking to promote some of it's functionality. I've added a member login option, which allows members to tag individual links for their own Personal Favorites gallery. It's a great way to bookmark your favorite ideas for later review, and have the option of viewing them in a gallery format. I think you'll like it if you give it a try!

You have all been so great!!! My site and my tutorials have been featured all over the place, even internationally in languages I don't understand! Just today, my site was featured in the MOST flattering way at A Time For Everything! What perfect timing for my celebration!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hooray !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Okay, now that that's out of the way, I'll give you the details on the giveaway. I previously posted a tutorial on some personalized photo name blocks made from 1x3's, using embroidered letters for the personalization.

For Christmas, I made several for my cousin's little babies; baby girl, Victoria ...


... and new little baby boy, Parker.


And I also did one for each of my grandmas. The longer lettering allowed for more picture clips, which is great since they have lots of grandchildren!

For my give-away, I'm going to give the winning participant 3 personalized name blocks, up to 25 letters total. Or, optionally, I can do holiday versions in a similar format. This give-away has a package value of $75!


ENTRY RULES:
Since I'm trying to promote my site functionality, I'll need you to do a couple of things to enter the give-away, but it shouldn't take you more than 30 seconds.

- First, go to my home site childmade.com set up a member account. I don't ask for any personal information, just a member name and password so the computer knows who you are (I suspect this might need to change later due to abuse of some sort, but at least not yet.) Then, add at least one link to your favorites gallery (just click "add" under a thumbnail.)
- Second, since I don't ask for information for the member account, you'll have to send me the information for how to contact you if you win. Just enter a comment at the bottom of the gallery page, or on this post, or via email, letting me know your member name and email address. DON'T FORGET THIS STEP OR I WON'T BE ABLE TO CONTACT YOU!

That's all you need to do to enter. Now for the BONUSES!

First bonus, review my site. Leave a comment indicating what you like best, OR even better, what you would like to see different. I'm always looking to improve it and love the hear what visitors have to say.

Second bonus, add a link.


- You will get an additional entry for every link you submit under the "shared links" gallery! If you've ever submitted a link to a McLinky party, you'll be right at home. And what a great way to promote your blog and increase your chance of winning at the same time!

But that's not all! These don't have to be links from your own blog. These can be links from ANYWHERE, as long as they're appropriate for the theme of the site. The idea behind my site is providing a location where everyone can share their great ideas, with the featured advantage of a gallery view. And if I get over 500 shared links entered, I'll offer two give-away packages!!

***JUST BE SURE TO BE LOGGED IN WHEN ENTERING YOUR SHARED LINKS, SO I CAN KEEP TRACK OF WHICH ONES YOU ENTERED.***

I hope you'll take a few minutes to celebrate with me, and enter yourself in my giveaway! Give-away closing date is 3/31/10.

Sorry, this giveaway is for US residents, only.

18 comments:

  1. I created an account. My username is maryw24 and my email is maryw1981 at yahoo dot com

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  2. I entered 5 shared links, they'll be under Lil Bit of Us

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  3. Username, Amanda020609, email is loden5@ yahoo.com.

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  4. Hi there - come over and enter your giveaway on my linky giveaway post!

    Fantastic items, btw!

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  5. My email is listed on my blogger profile. My user name is ginneee. I really like your site a lot, what a great idea. Thanks, this will be a wonderful resource!

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  6. I love your blog and thanks for the giveaway! My email is jenn4joy@gmail.com I am heading back to become a member and add some links! YAY! Thanks again!

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  7. Hello,
    I find this a very interesting site. And I am going to share it with my sister, because she is in her last few weeks of schooling to be a teacher. She is finishing up her book work and student teaching now.
    Fawnscrafts@yahoo.com is where you can contact me. Thank you for the contest and the opportunities to enter it.

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  8. Great site! My username is sewcraftytx ~ e-mail sewcrafty01 at sbcglobal dot net

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  9. Love this site! Hope to win
    kenjet01

    kenjet01 at yahoo dot com

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  10. Congratulations! It's no wonder you've already had some marked success, it's a great site, I'm looking forward to getting aquainted. I created an account - ellebellebaby email: stacey at ellebellebaby dot com

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  11. Great new site! I like that the parts of the drawing in the title are clickable for navigation! I also like the handwritten style of font, but it's not super crisp on some pages... something to consider.

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  12. What an incredible site ~ so excited to become a "member" and start utilizing your amazing ideas. Thanks for the chance to win the name blocks ~ they would be perfect for my 3 kids!

    bamagv@aol.com

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  13. I created a member account. User name - epfaulkner

    epfaulkner at gmail dot com

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  14. I am so glad I came across your site. I teach 4 & 5 year old Sunday School and VBS, as well as have two nephews so this is going to be a fun site to refer to when I need a project for them!

    epfaulkner at gmail dot com

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  15. i am a new mama and love to be crafty... i am so excited to find projects to do for my little one this summer!
    seeing these name blocks is why i bookmarked you a while back!
    mrscoachhatfield at yahoo dot com

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  16. this is soo cute! i love it! i want "Rachel" !!!!!
    if i win....! im a follower

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  17. HI! I love your website, I have been staring at idea after idea for 2 hours now! My username is amiejo and my email is amiemiller02 at hotmail dot com. thank you so much for great ideas!

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  18. What a neat website!! I found lots of fabric craft ideas that I added to my favorites list, and I'll be back to check out more! My username is Lisa Bradford and my e-mail is lisabradford101@gmail.com. Thanks for the giveaway!

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