Monday, February 1, 2010

Announcing a Giveaway!

Artbeads.com Beads and Jewelry Supplies

I don't usually like talking about this stuff on the blog, but I've been quite tense lately. I'm in the process of finishing a major new piece, and - as usual - no matter how well I try to plan, I find myself with too much work left, too little time and way too little sleep. The truth is, I'm a complete ball of nerves right now.

So, I thought I would take five minutes for a well-needed sanity break and focus on the positive instead. And I've got terrific positive news to share! Artbeads.com has generously provided me with a $25.00 gift certificate to pass along to one of the wonderful readers of this blog. What a great giveaway, right?

To enter, please leave a comment below this post. If you do not have a Blogger account, you can still leave a comment by identifying yourself as an "Anonymous" poster. If you use this function, however, please be sure to leave your name in the body of the post. I can't enter you in the giveaway if I don't have your name! I will let the Short One select the winner's name out of a hat (it's the way we run giveaways around here - and he so loves picking a winner) next Thursday, February 11th.

You must return to this blog next Thursday, February 11th, to see if you won - I will not be contacting the winner via email. At that time, I will have instructions on how to claim your prize.

(And while you're at it, why not enter Artbeads.com super Sweepstakes to win a $1,000.o0 shopping spree? Go here for details.)

Wow, I feel better already. (But I guess it's time to get back to work!) Thanks for visiting - and be sure to leave a comment!

DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL FEBRUARY 14th!

68 comments:

Regina said...

Artbeads would make any beader fell good! Good luck on your big project, I hope you will share it with us some day. Have a great week.

Zazu Ta said...

Yay! I would love to win that.. wouldn't everybody!!

Im in India, do I still apply for the giveaway? :(

If not... then oh well. I still visit your blog almost everyday. Im starting my own line in jewelery and you have been an inspiration.
So thank you for that.

Ciao from India.

Christina J. said...

Great giveaway! I hope things calm down for you soon. :)

jodi said...

Thanks count me in.

MALFeller said...

Great idea! I like the fact that giving something away is soothing to you. I can't wait to see what the new project is! Liz and I have become increasingly interested in following your work and she is using it for inspiration in her own pieces.
(Mary-Ann)

cjvierow said...

How fun! Thanks for the chance to add to the "idea" stash.

Alice said...

Artbeads is my favorite place to spend money. Great products, great prices, and free shipping!

I could find lots of things to buy with $25!

Alice

TesoriTrovati said...

I hope you are okay, Melissa! I know the stress of completing that major project...like giving birth! Imagine the possibilities when it is done!
Thanks for the chance. You are such a kind and giving soul!
Enjoy the day!
Erin

Emi of For the Love of Beads said...

yay giveaways - they always brighten the day =P

best of luck with all your projects! sometimes I think we need a couple extra hours in the day

Michelle Mach said...

Hi Melissa!

Hope you finish your project soon. I tend to spread myself too thin, so I understand about sometimes feeling the same way.

Ashley K C said...

artbeads.com is awesome and i'm Ashley C and i'm entering your giveaway : )

Erin said...

Can't wait to see the new project! And I would love that $25 gift certificate, too!

Erin

EVA SB said...

They have lovely range of beads at Artrange.

Sue said...

I can only hope the short one picks me. I love purchasing from Artbeads, they are a wonderful supplier.

Brian J. said...

You know, I really could use some stone toggle clasps when they come back in stock....

Thanks for the chance to win.

baglady said...

I would love be entered in your giveaway- it would be very easy to spend some money at Artbead. Hope you finish your big project with a minimum of stress and lots of success. Thank-you-Nancy

Kelly L said...

Thank you for the great giveaway!

Summer said...

I felt that way when I was wrapping up my masters. Lots of chamomile tea, heating blankets, and an evening with a movie - no matter what needed to be done - with an early bedtime helped a little. I hope you feel better soon!

Shaiha said...

Oh please enter me! I just love ArtBeads

DancesWithPitBulls said...

I never win but maybe just maybe this time I will.

Rebecca

quiltingjewel39 said...

Sorry about the stress - that's never fun. I am sure your project will be a success. Love ArtBeads and who couldn't spend $25 in the bat of an eyelash? Thank you for the chance.

Sabine said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I hope your stress lessens and your sleep increases!

M said...

Hi Melissa,
Please enter me for the Artbeads giveaway.
Thanks,
Miriam

Ayperi Bellydancer said...

I am sorry to hear that you're feeling tense. I hope that you feel better soon. I will be checking back about the giveaway! :)
*hugs*

bauch said...

This is a great giveaway! Thanks for offering it. I'll be dreaming of ArtBeads and the coming snow at work today. :)

Best of luck with your endeavor. I hope we all get to see it.

Jill

Pearl and Pebble said...

It is SO maddening when the creative process gets interupted for whatever reason! We're artists- shouldn't things just flow according to plan?????? Seriously, right there with ya! Hope everything went a littler smoother for you. And Artbeads!!! Yay!! Please count me in and thank you for the opportunity to play along:)

Anonymous said...

It was great finally meeting you yesterday! You are a truly talented artist. Good luck with your piece, I can't wait to see pictures.

Lisa Briles

Lisa Caryl said...

Hello Mellisa, I'm a new reader of your blog. I understand your stress. Going through the same thing myself and I'm also coping by gifting. 1 quilt and three bracelets so far...it feels GREAT!

Leah said...

ooo! that would be amazing to win!
drop my name in the hat!

~Leah

littlebluecrow said...

What great fun, thank you for sharing with us :)

L said...

I would love to win the art beads gc. Please sign me up.
I have been snooping around artsy blogs for months now, but am a beader and am exploring the beading blog world-hope it's fun!
THANKS!
--LORI/SILVERPIXIE

MsKay2U said...

Pick me, pick me!!! Good luck with your project . . . can't wait to see it!

Anonymous said...

Hi Melissa!

When stressed try 4 to 8 "waterfalls" to increase your chi.

Stand up,arms at side, feet apart. Raise arms to the sides and over your head, while inhaling.

Bting your arms down with palms facing each other, fingers pointing up, about a hand width apart, pulling chi down into you and exhaling.

It should be slow & calming.

Jean Delaney (to enter your contest)

Amanda said...

Oh man, I keep hoping to snag one of these gift certificates in a giveaway... that site... the PEARLS! THE PEARLS! Thanks for the chance to win this, Melissa. (: I hope you start feeling better!

quiltingpug said...

Great place to shop and good luck on your project.

Donna said...

Thank you for this opportunity!

Donna Davis

Mary K. McGraw said...

Good luck with your big project and thanks for teh chance to win a gift certificate from ArtBeads.com
mk

Jeannie said...

I hope you find some time for yourself and chill. Hope to see your new project soon.

Maria Morales said...

I spend my money at Artbeads all the time. I'd love the opportunity to spend someone else's money there! Thanks!

Preserve Jewelry Studio said...

I am waiting for an order from Artbeads, so I would love to win a little extra to add to my package of fun due to arrive soon.

Dawn M. Lombard said...

ohhhhhh, me tooooooo!

Eileen said...

hey melissa...i find that when i take the time to breath in and breath out things always seem to come together...

yogavq said...

Always excited about a giveaway. Good luck with your project.... take time to breathe.
Vikki

Spirited Earth said...

great giveaway ..count me in..

Lucid Moon Studio said...

I love Artbeads, so count me in! Thanks for the giveaway!!

Lisa

Laura Stewart said...

artbeads is awesome !!

Anonymous said...

Just discovered your blog through a friend. Your work is amazing! Good luck on your project and thanks for the giving us the chance to win from my favorite supplier.

Judy Kogut

rxkatie said...

I shop artbeads.com regularly, so I would love to win!

Stasha said...

I love Artbeads and I have alot of beads on my wish list I like to buy. Thanks for the chance to win!

buzzd said...

This is great as I love Artbeads

Anonymous said...

A giveaway. What a great way to start the week when w're snowed-in (3rd day). Thanks.

Jackie Koudry

koudryj@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

PICK ME PICK ME
I need new ideas and new beads always do that for me.
Thanks for the chance.
chris binder

Anonymous said...

Just ordered from them. Would love to win. Terrie Vaughan

Denny1600 said...

This is a great giveaway! Thanks for doing this! And it's always good to get away from the stressful project and take a few deep breaths. Good luck!

Rose said...

Ooohh. What a great giveaway! Good luck to everyone! *crosses fingers*

dustintr said...

Coupons are always nice.

Chelester said...

Ooh! I love Artbeads! Thanks for the chance!

Kate said...

Yay! Thanks for the chance to win!! Good luck with your new piece!

MsAnomaly said...

Jewelry-makers mantra; "too much work, too little time!" This giveaway lifted my spirits, too, and I'd love to enter! Glad we both feel better! :)

WondrousStrange said...

Lovely,lovely! I would love to be entered to win your wonderful gift!

http://wondrousstrangedesigns.blogspot.com/

sandi m said...

Would love the opportunity to add to my stash!
Thank YOU Artbeads!

Barbara Finch said...

Best wishes on your new piece and look forward to seeing it! I understand the obsession to get it just right!

Uma said...

Hi Melissa
I do buy from artbeads.com once in a way;they have very good stuff.
Have fun
Uma

alli said...

I would love to win! thanks for the giveaway!

~Alli

thecolorofdreams said...

Just found your blog. Is it too late?

Jessica Stoops said...

I just saw your work in Stringing magazine. I hoep you are feeling better. Jessica

Betty said...

Would love to be entered in the Artbeads contest! Hope all is well with you and family members.

Betty S.

Anonymous said...

I'm re-entering the world of jewelry making so a gift voucher would be a great kick start for me. Paisley Skye