Since this is MY blog, I'm going to do the giveaway MY way! Most of the time, bloggers will invite readers to comment to a particular post, and will randomly select winners from those comments. Now that might work fine if you're a blogger like P Dub or Emily. Actually, that's a lot of work cuz they have hundreds, even thousands of followers.
There's no blog envy here. I love things the way they are, and I adore those who faithfully visit and share here. Cyber aquaintances and cyber friends. People I've met in real life and those I hope to meet someday.
I've already chosen the 'winners' of this my first blog giveaway. I mailed three almost identical packages yesterday. So there's the first clue: I have your mailing addresses.
The goodies are all from my Christmas stash that I dug into recently to create the foundation for this year's December Daily. Two of you had expressed an interest in putting your own together this year. So I thought I'd give you a few more things to choose from.
They're very similar. All three have the same ribbon, tinsel and 7Gypsies Christmas tape. But everything else is different. Sort of. Confused yet?! There's a stack of papers from Graphic 45, SEI, MME and SU, but each package has a differenty variety. The Stampin Up papers are part of coordinated sets which includes sheets of adhesive embellishments. All different.
There are felt snowflakes, envelopes, tags, journalling shapes, itty bitty clips, and rub ons. The only difference is one of these three packages also has 2 TH Christmas embossing folders. The truth is, I bought the same ones twice, and since one of you mentioned recently acquiring a Sizzix, I thought I would throw them in!
So, have you figured out if you're the lucky recipients? Here's more hints. One of you has been with me through this whole 2010 52 list challenge and we're definitely flickr pals. One of you has mentioned your other job on several occasions, so I was able to use that address to forward your goodies. And the third person, well, we've gone back and forth so much that I could well have your address memorized soon.
I'll reveal these three in my next post, with links to their fabulous blogs. I welcome guesses, though even if you're right, there're no prizes left to send you!
And to my winners: if you don't feel you'll use this stuff, or if it's just not your style, feel free to pay it forward. Perhaps you could offer it as a giveaway on your blog. It wouldn't hurt my feelings.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend -- off to enjoy the rest of mine!