***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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408 Comments on All good things come in Threes – a giveaway!

  1. Josie
    October 30, 2008 at 3:00 pm (14 years ago)

    I would use this to help edit my photos and start up my photo business. Right now I use free online tools and while they work, I could really use Photoshop!

  2. grammy
    October 30, 2008 at 3:01 pm (14 years ago)

    Just thinking of all those little kiddos of mine in costumes and how much I would like to use photoshop on the pictures. Ahhhh, what a dream.

  3. katherine
    October 30, 2008 at 3:04 pm (14 years ago)

    i'm back for today! 🙂

    today, i'd love to have ps because i'm the creative one in our little family and i'd love to be able to learn more about design/photos in order to bring more beauty to our home & life.

    michaelandkatherine [at] gmail

  4. Katrina
    October 30, 2008 at 3:32 pm (14 years ago)

    I love photoshop! And I would LOVE to have my own copy! I would love to win! Thanks!

  5. Rene'
    October 30, 2008 at 3:52 pm (14 years ago)

    Ok we have entered everyday because my 8yo son is convinced that we are finally going to get a chance to learn this great program. Thanks again!

  6. pinklady
    October 30, 2008 at 4:33 pm (14 years ago)

    I would like to win this to use to enhance all of my photos that I share with family and friends.

  7. Roxy
    October 30, 2008 at 4:53 pm (14 years ago)

    I’m back Hey this is great u got people really interested. BUT IM SO interested in this. I need to get creative.

  8. Emily N.
    October 30, 2008 at 5:24 pm (14 years ago)

    my church needs some good photo editing software

    gotfire at yahoo dot com

  9. Shooting Stars Mag
    October 30, 2008 at 5:28 pm (14 years ago)

    Oh please enter me again!!!
    I’d really love to use this.


    lauren51990 at aol dot com

  10. Mama Zen
    October 30, 2008 at 5:41 pm (14 years ago)

    I need this so I can finally learn how to PhotoShop!

  11. Kara
    October 30, 2008 at 5:46 pm (14 years ago)

    I have become very interested in photography and I would love to learn what I could do with a program like this.
    millkara [at] gmail.com

  12. Nap Warden
    October 30, 2008 at 6:05 pm (14 years ago)

    Yep…I’m back. Reason #3, I would change the world with CS3. I would Photoshop every day and learn even more fun tricks!

    Off to hug my Mac…

  13. Charlotte
    October 30, 2008 at 6:10 pm (14 years ago)

    Great giveaway. It would be really nice to have this at our house.


  14. Jenna
    October 30, 2008 at 6:24 pm (14 years ago)

    I am trying to teach myself some graphic design for my blog and this would be PERFECT!!

  15. forestcrow
    October 30, 2008 at 6:24 pm (14 years ago)

    I have a niece and nephew who I take TONS of pictures of! Unfortunately my pics could often use a little help!

  16. jskell911
    October 30, 2008 at 7:06 pm (14 years ago)

    I would love to have this to help me learn digital crafting. My son would also love this as he loves to photo altering capabilities

  17. LisaW
    October 30, 2008 at 8:25 pm (14 years ago)

    I would love, love, love to win the Photoshop pack!!! I’ve been using an ancient version, and I would love to have this! It would be a great early Christmas present =) Thanks for the chance!

  18. Always Been Different
    October 30, 2008 at 8:29 pm (14 years ago)

    I already said I would love to win in order to make better blogs, have Lisa do better in her photography class and/or yearbook… Then I said I would like to use it to maybe start my own home business… now here is my last entry/reason… cause I think this is about the most AWESOME thing I could EVER use!

  19. doozercries
    October 30, 2008 at 8:32 pm (14 years ago)

    i don’t know how but i’d like to see if could teach myself to restore old familly photos.I’m talking about where apart of the face is missing but they fix it buy mirroring it. I pretty sure that this could get the job done. I’d also like to learn how to get the creases taken out some photos so that they look nice and new! whew, i could care less if this was used once, it’s really nice of you to offer it. thank you for the chance!

    denice p
    doozercries at yahoo. com

  20. royaldixie
    October 30, 2008 at 8:43 pm (14 years ago)

    My DH is an avid photographer and I would love to re-gift this to him!


  21. a boy, a girl and a pug
    October 30, 2008 at 9:25 pm (14 years ago)

    Thanks for such a great giveaway. I’d so love to win because I got the wimpy elements last year and although I’m not a pro I’d love to take my photoshop to the next level and be able to do some new tricks.

  22. Bettina
    October 30, 2008 at 9:54 pm (14 years ago)

    Enter me!

    bettinawellmaker at gmail dot com

  23. Jawan
    October 30, 2008 at 10:13 pm (14 years ago)

    I’m posting this on Oct. 31 at 12:13 a.m. I really really really want this software and hope all my entries help accomplish that! Can’t wait to read the results.

  24. moocowsu
    October 30, 2008 at 10:17 pm (14 years ago)

    This is such a great giveaway, thank you! I’ve been wanting this so bad, in fact it’s on my xmas list. Just thinking about playing around with it gives me goosebumps.

  25. Anonymous
    October 30, 2008 at 10:29 pm (14 years ago)

    Art is my hobby, I love traditional but digital is pretty fun too. I’ve been wanting Photoshop for a long time
    KawaiiNeko2008 (at) aol (dot) com

  26. Anonymous
    October 30, 2008 at 10:30 pm (14 years ago)

    I’d like to win b/c my dad and brother have so much fun with Photoshop that I’d like to try it too!

    Thanks for the great giveaway! I don’t mind second hand!!!

    jhayes0611 at yahoo dot com

  27. Jacqueline in Atlanta
    October 30, 2008 at 10:49 pm (14 years ago)

    Would love this for my husband. He takes a lot of photos for the band and spends time “messing” with them, cropping, etc. then posting on Shutterfly or somewhere so they can all order what they like. I am talking lots of hours of work for free just so the kids can enjoy themselves. Would be a wonderful tool for him.

    Thanks for having the giveaway!

  28. brooke
    October 30, 2008 at 10:52 pm (14 years ago)

    Just getting in one more entry.. Bless you DH for actually getting you something you wanted… Think he can talk to my hubby?… with the holidays I need a new program soo here’s to hoping… wiicked13 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  29. Jinxy and Me
    October 30, 2008 at 11:03 pm (14 years ago)

    I would love to win this because we recently got a new digital SLR camera and I want to do some work with the photos. Thanks for the giveaway!

  30. steph
    October 30, 2008 at 11:10 pm (14 years ago)

    i am just getting started in photography and i am currently using my roomates (who is also a photographer) photoshop to edit my photos. since we both take pics, it would be lovely to have my own copy so i didn’t have to take up time on hers!



  31. lace
    October 30, 2008 at 11:23 pm (14 years ago)

    I’ve been in the process of learning how to redesign my blog and I’d love to be able to use photoshop to make my own header.

    I also have several photos languishing on the computer waiting for something. Maybe their waiting to get spruced up with photoshop.

  32. Karen of Sillymonkeez
    October 31, 2008 at 12:24 am (14 years ago)

    I would like to win this because I have heard great things about it and I still use Gimp for my graphics.


    Karen of the MomDot Street Team

  33. Rhonda
    October 31, 2008 at 12:47 am (14 years ago)

    I am a SAHM with hopes of one day having an at home business. I used to be a designer in vinyl graphics, I believe that is something I could do from home fairly easily. The Illustrator Program is the one I know best and works great with vinyl cutting programs from my experience.

    rshetterly@gmail dot com

  34. Emily
    October 31, 2008 at 7:16 am (14 years ago)

    This is such a great giveaway! I entered a few days ago & forgot to save the site and I couldn't find it! I stumbled across it again today, thankfully. So I'm entering again.:o) Thanks so much for this wonderful re-gift giveaway! It's awesome!


  35. Jones
    October 31, 2008 at 7:32 am (14 years ago)

    I would love to own this! Financially I just can’t afford it right now but maybe I could win it!:-)

  36. Marla
    October 31, 2008 at 8:06 am (14 years ago)

    I would love, Love, LOVE to win this for many reasons! This is such a generous giveaway! I love digital photography and would love to get more creative with it! Digital scrapbooking and editing my photos would be the main reason! Another would be that I’d like to get into web design! Thanks for the chance to win this!

  37. LeAnna
    October 31, 2008 at 8:43 am (14 years ago)

    # 11
    It’s the last day…
    I officially have another favorite blog to read. Even if you’re not doing a contest, I happen to like what you have going on around this corner of the blogosphere.

    So, I don’t have any more reasons why I would like to win, because so many people could use it. I’m sure whoever wins it will put it to good use!

    Thanks for the chance, Karen!

    flowers7886 at yahoo dot com

  38. Anonymous
    October 31, 2008 at 9:01 am (14 years ago)

    I recently got a tablet
    And what is a tablet without photoshop?
    KawaiiNeko2008 (at) aol (dot) com

  39. Smiles Across Miles
    October 31, 2008 at 9:18 am (14 years ago)

    I am back for my 4th comment, I hope it’s a lucky one! I would love to win this because of the fantastic cards I could create and the smiles I could bring to the faces of those that receive them. Thanks again!

  40. the schros
    October 31, 2008 at 9:23 am (14 years ago)

    Your blog is super cute- and guess what- this is the last giveaway i’m entering.

  41. Bridget
    October 31, 2008 at 10:12 am (14 years ago)

    Phtoshop could ultimatly let me stay home with my son if I open up a graphic design shop…which I have always wanted to do!
    Thank you,

  42. Audra
    October 31, 2008 at 10:30 am (14 years ago)

    Wow Day #11 and my final shot at this (unless I sneak in one final comment just after midnight for another chance)

    So my reason for today? Easy- I purchased some actions a month or so ago to use in my designs but not reading the fine print (typical me) I failed to see that they didn’t work in elements =( . So if I won this I could do all sorts of fun things to the elements in my scrapbook kits- AND I’ll make you cookies or brownies or your favorite treat! (I’m shameless I know!)

    Thanks again Karen! audrajjensen(at) msn dot com

  43. dianne - bunny trails
    October 31, 2008 at 11:24 am (14 years ago)

    Ah…the anticipation builds. The last day is here. By now, it’s obvious how much I’d love to have this. Along with umpteen other commenters. I know it would be well-loved and used here by my son and me. It’s a wonderful giveaway, Karen. Thanks for doing this – no matter who wins.

    dianne 🙂

    (not that you don’t know how to find me, my twitter friend)

  44. Peggy
    October 31, 2008 at 11:50 am (14 years ago)

    I would love to win this awesome photoshop! I am the family picture taker and the only one, and its my hobby. I would love toown this software to allow my pictures to be the best I can make them

  45. Amber R
    October 31, 2008 at 1:14 pm (14 years ago)

    entry # 3
    wow…the thought actually owning the CS3 program. I was just hoping to be able to buy the ps 7 program…but thinking of all the things i could do with CS3 instead.

    i would love this program because i just enrolled in a photography class. somehow managed to convince my husband to let me get a new canon camera. and think i am limited by my elements 5 program. Yet with paying for the class and camera…the piggy bank will be to empty to purchase my own newer version of any photoshop program.

    thanks for the opportunity to enter the contest. ramfam2001@gmail.com

  46. Rebecca
    October 31, 2008 at 1:25 pm (14 years ago)

    My sister is just starting a photography business and this is the exact program she wants for processing photos. She would be SHOCKED to receive it for Christmas. I’ll be crossing my fingers and toes 😉

  47. Carrie Poisel
    October 31, 2008 at 1:51 pm (14 years ago)

    Yes, I would love to have this! Why, because I’ve heard so many good things about it and want to put it to the test for myself. I just don’t have the money to spend on a copy right now. Thanks for the chance to win it!



  48. Roxy
    October 31, 2008 at 2:21 pm (14 years ago)

    well HAPPY HALLOWEEN PEOPLE! With that said that is a great event for editing photos on. Bring on the Photoshop please!

  49. Annie and Lyla's Mom
    October 31, 2008 at 3:13 pm (14 years ago)

    What a great give away, whoever wins will be lucky. I’d love to win it to use on the pictures I take of my daughters, I have so many that are beautiful and with the touch up I could do with this they’d look professional.

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