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 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!

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 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!!


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.