All good things come in Threes – a giveaway!

***If you’re here via Bloggy Giveaways – please go to item #3 – that’s the giveaway!***

Mondays are good days for announcing things, don’t you think? It’s long been known that I’m a maker of lists and enjoy the pleasure of accomplishing tasks and marking them off of said lists, if for nothing else than just the satisfaction of seeing something was actually completed.

1. My brand-spanking new Design Blog is finished. I am so excited about it – I coded it myself (which explains why some of you who have MSIE6 and FF2.0 will have viewing issues – working on the bugs still). You can visit it if you like, or not. I still have some work to do on it and there are still a few pages that are either buggy or not complete, but honestly? I just wanted to get it out there so I could announce part two of my list.

2. My order pad is open for business. Yay! I already have a wait-list of five people, but I will accept new clients as well – please go to my new Design Blog for the new pricing list and to place your orders.

3. And finally, today is the first day of a special giveaway I hinted around at last month. Some of you know that my husband recently got me the full Adobe CS3 Creative Design Suite (I had just purchsed the Photoshop CS3 two months earlier) – and apparently he got a steal because they were just about to come out with version 8 – so he couldn’t wait until Christmas (so much for surprises) because he knew how much I’d been wanting it. (Everyone say “awww”)

So what’s the giveaway? Adobe Photoshop CS3, of course! It is the original disc with the original packaging – the box and getting started manual come with it. The only catch is that it had been installed on my computer once. I uninstalled it when I received my new one so it’s ready to go for someone else, complete with the product and registration key. It’s like BRAND NEW, people.

I’m not Pioneer Woman…so I’m not giving away a brand new copy, but you can think of it as “re-gifting” or whatever floats your boat. It’s all good and I would have killed for a good used copy when I started my design business earlier this year…as it was, I spent over $300 on it. Someone is going to win it for free.

If you’re still with me – here’s the hoops:

1. One entry per person per day. Yes, I said per day. You may enter once a day every day up until October 31st, at which time I will close comments and commence the drawing using a random number generator, or my pointing finger, depending on how many comments there are.

2. Please tell me why you want to win this in your comment…all comments that are generic “count me in!” and “I’d love to win this” will be thrown out, because I can do that.

3. Giveaway is open to bloggers and non-bloggers alike – open to US and Canadian residents.

4. Giveaway ends Friday, October 31st at midnight, winner will be contacted via email and announced on this blog.

5. I can’t believe I have to remind folks this – but PLEASE leave me a way to contact you – an email or your blog address with an email address – I will not leave a comment on a blog letting you know you’ve won. I need the ability to EMAIL you. Thanks!

How’s that for a Monday? Pretty good, huh?

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Saturday Mystery Photo – with a prize!

***The winner of Saturday Mystery Photo and a $5 Starbuck’s gift card is Michelle from Congrats, Michelle! I’ll be emailing you – need your snail mail so I can send your gc to you! Thanks to everyone for playing along.***

So today’s mystery photo actually comes with a prize, can you even believe it? The first person to correctly identify the object in the photo will win a $5 Starbucks gift card – not a bad prize for a click and a guess, if I do say so myself. If you don’t like Starbucks, or have it where you’re at, then you can choose another store. So get to guessing! My guess is that it’s going to go fast, so you’d better get your guess in while you can!

****Save the Date! On Tuesday’s edition of Behind the Blog, Melanie and I will have Michelle from Scribbit on and we’ll be talking about a wide variety of things – so be sure to tune in at 12pm central time on Behind the Blog.

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Winner of the Bloggy Giveaway Target GC is…

Congrats, Kara! I’ve emailed you and I need your mailing address.

If Kara does not respond within the next 3 days, another winner will be chosen and notified.

Thanks for jumping through the hoops, everyone! It was a blast – I hope to see you all around my blog in the coming weeks.

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Bloggy Giveaways $100 Target Card

*****CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED***** WINNER HAS BEEN NOTIFIED VIA EMAIL!*****I have been saving this $100 Target Gift card since June in anticipation of this Bloggy giveaway. Who doesn’t need a HUNDRED BUCKS to spend on themselves at Target? Seriously?

This time around, I’m doing things a little differently – if you want to play along, great! Here are the hoops you’ll have to jump through in order to win:

*Subscribe to my blog via feedreader at the end of this post or via email to the left and leave me a comment stating that you subscribed. (If you are already subscribed, just leave a comment and I’ll include you in the drawing). Do not leave a generic “oh! I’d love to win this” or you will be disqualified.

*I can tell if you have subscribed or not through my feedburner pro account, so please don’t tell me you have subscribed if you haven’t – I can see who has and who has not.
*One entry per person per day. You may enter daily until the contest ends, but if you enter more than once per day, you will be disqualified.

*Contest will go through Thursday, July 31 at 12 midnight and the winner will be contacted via email as well as announced on my blog on Friday, August 1st.

*You must leave an email address or have it in your profile so that I can contact you after the drawing.

Head on over to Melanie’s place at Bloggy Giveaways and see what else is up for grabs – I hear there’s going to be some great stuff up for grabs.

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June PDA Giveaway Winner Is….

I was on a conference call at 12 noon, so I’m just now getting a moment to post this month’s winner of the Palm Tungsten PDA – thanks to everyone for posting to your blogs – everyone received their extra 5 credits that posted. If you didn’t tell me in the comments you posted on it, and it didn’t show up in the links, then I didn’t know about it. There were just too many entries for me to check every single one this time…without further ado, the winner is…

An email has been sent to the winner and if she is unable to respond within 3 days, we go back to the drawing board and draw again. Thanks again to everyone for playing and keep your eyes open for July’s giveaway!


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Announcing – June’s Giveaway

***This giveaway is now closed***

Alrighty…this might just be one of the biggest giveaways I’ve done here yet. No, it’s not $1000 cash, but I get excited just thinking about it myself. Fortunately, we already have two of these in our family. I received this one from my nephew and it has sat in its purdy little box on the shelf for such a time as this.

Are you ready to see what it is?

You can go here for more details and to see what it actually does.

Want to know how you can win?

~The contest begins today and ends Monday 6/30 at 12pm CMT.
~One entry per person, please.
~You do not have to have a blog to enter – just be sure to leave me your contact information in the comments. If you do not leave contact information and there is no email on your blog I will draw someone else
~No Anonymous comments will be entered for obvious reasons.
~Random Number generator will choose the winner and winner will be contacted via email as well as posted on my blog.
~If I have not heard from the winner within 3 days, I will draw another name via the RNG and contact that winner.

If you want multiple entries, you may blog about the contest or post the graphic with a link in your sidebar (I’ll award 5 extra entries this month for this prize if you help promote it!). You must leave me a comment with a link to the page once you’ve blogged it so I can check it.

That’s it! Good luck everyone…and may the force be with you.


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