Sunday, October 7, 2012

Mahalo from me!


I feel like I've been posting and posting, but haven't taken the time to really thank all the kind people who stop by and take the time to leave a comment!  I've gotten to know so many of you, and I want you to know how much your kindness is appreciated!  So as a way to say mahalo (thank you), I'm packing this post full of freebies, goodies, and chances to win crafty stuff!  Look for the items in pink below;)

My first freebie is the cut file for the card above!  I think I'll link this up to the World Card Making Day gallery!  Just click here or the image below to get the Studio cut file.


The second freebie is an updated ink comparison chart (pdf file)!  I originally posted this last year, and lately I've seen a lot of traffic on this file.  Looks like people are looking for ink!  Hope it helps!  If anyone has ink info to add, let me know and I'll add it:) I'm a Fresh Ink girl myself:)

The next goodie is not so much a freebie, but a little bonus discount code for Avery Elle!  Use the code "RIBBONGIRL" and get 15% off your order!  It expires on October 13th, so get over there now!!!  

Now let's get to the giveaways!  

The first giveaway is for a box of assorted ribbons!  You may or may not know the origin of my blog's name.  For 6 years when my boys were little, my sister and I ran an online ribbon business.  We dealt in all types of ribbon including some we designed ourselves!  I still love and hoard tons of ribbon!  The funny thing is I love ribbon for everything but cards, lol!  So this giveaway will contain as much ribbon as I can stuff in a USPS box!  {This giveaway is for US folks only}  

The second giveaway is my BOX OF SHAME, lol!  It sounds terrible, doesn't it?  Have you ever bought something you loved at the store, but couldn't make it work at home?  This box is full of really wonderful things that *I* couldn't get to work for ME.  I tried, I really did.  So some of these things are new and some have been sampled (lol!)  I'm passing along this box in hopes that it's true potential will be unlocked!  Here' s just a little of what's in the BOX OF SHAME!  {This giveaway is for US folks only as well}


And not to ignore the lovely international folks who come to visit my blog, I'm offering a international ONLY giveaway!  For my international lovelies, I'm offering a $15 GC for the Avery Elle website!  


How to get in on the giveaways (each one counts as a chance to win a prize):
1) Leave a comment on this post. 
2) Become a follower and leave a comment telling me you're a follower!  (Or leave a comment telling me you are already a follower)
3) Pin any one project from my blog and leave a comment with a link to your pin.
International folks let me know you're international, please!

You have until next Saturday, October 13th at 11:59 pm to get in on the giveaways.  I will pick winners and post them on Sunday, October 14th!

Mahalo for real!
{Aloha, jj}

72 comments:

  1. Oh, wow! How very sweet of you!

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  2. I meant to say I am already a follower, too!

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  3. great card and thank you for the cut file too:-) love how you are calling it a "box of shame" - got a good laugh over that!!

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  4. I am a happy follower:-) again, thanks for the giveaway!

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  5. This card is so gorgeous. It looks like a lovey stained glass window. The freebies are awesome and your giveaways are exciting. I am already a follower and I pinned three of your cards here: http://pinterest.com/craftymoment/cards/
    Thanks for the chance to win and for your constant inspiration.

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  6. Gorgeous amd stunning as usual JJ! Your box of shame makes me giggle....we all have one of those....

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  7. Wow! Mahalo for the cut file--that is an awesome window--and for the ink comparison chart, too! I'm a big fan of your work and I always look forward to visiting your blog! Have a super Sunday!

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  8. I have pinned a bunch of your cards already, including this one: http://pinterest.com/pin/62980094759244379/

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  9. Oh, and thank you for the discount code! :)

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  10. I have to laugh at the Box Of Shame - we should all totally do that! We all have that stuff around :) lol! If I were on Pinterest (never say never but not yet!) I would pin everything you make, JJ :) I love it all!
    I love how you made your card just glow - and the cuts are so cool!

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  11. I loved your work before I even knew the great gal you are. thank you for the chance to win and for the friendship!

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  12. Ok, you know I am a follower but now I have said it officially

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  13. wowza....you are fantabulous. I so love your style, I hope that you know that!

    Thank you for the cut file!!! I can't wait to use it...impatiently waiting for my new toy!!!!!!

    Ink comparison chart...holy moly...that rocks...yes, I've become a Fresh Ink girl myself too...Impress is a Washington state company so I gotta support my peeps:)

    Box of Shame...I LOVE it...sadly, I could probably put together a gazillion boxes of shame {hanging my head in shame}...I'm such a compulsive shopper...so please don't put my name in the drawing, this is just my long winded way of saying you rock:)

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  14. Hi JJ!! You totally rock and I so wish I could convince myself that I *need* a Cameo :) That cut file looks amazing....sadly, I wouldn't know the first thing about an electronic cutting machine. Anyway, your card is stunning with the graduated colors of fall. Beautiful my friend!

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  15. OMG....I can't believe this but you just got a new follower! I thought I had already *followed* you! Well, now I do! :)

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  16. I love your blog - your creations are different and I like that! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  17. I follow you on Google Reader.

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  18. I pinned a few of your cards at http://pinterest.com/penny2seven/cards/

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  19. One of your international pals I am. Your design talents blow me away every time. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. And of course I follow you. Wouldn't want to miss any of your designs. I think it's pretty funny about your relationship with ribbon. Dare I say, I can relate...

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  21. Gorgeous card! I absolutely love the color combo!
    What a fun giveaway! I LOVE ribbon too, so that's right up my alley! And, love your Box of Shame idea! Very generous of you to share... I think we all have some purchases we've regretted and it's a fantastic idea to let someone else have an opportunity to try them out!
    DeniseB

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  22. I'm already a follower here!
    DeniseB

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  23. WOW! What a STUNNING card! That is just amazing!

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  24. I pinned this card because it's AMAZING!

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  25. I can't believe that there is ANYTHING that you CANT MAKE WORK! Your card is amazing and I love the bright cheery colors - the contrast is beautiful!

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  26. lol you are so sweet, sistah! Awesome giveaway! I am going to use the discount code to AE and get my first order from them! Thanks!

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  27. Wow! I love that card! It's so cool looking! Thanks so much for your generosity!

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  28. Oh, yeah, I'm a follower of your blog! Thanks again!

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  29. Another STUNNING card JJ! You've created a really beautiful cutting file!

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  30. Love love LOVE fresh ink! Much thanks for the comparison chart!

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  31. Wow, JJ, another jaw dropper!! Did you ink that background? I love those colours with the woodgrain. This really is stunning!

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  32. Wow thanks for the freebies and giveaways, very sweet of you! Love you work, it's always fun to stop by and see what you've created.

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  33. Already a follower and thinking about Allthe things I could put in my box of shame lol!

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  34. You are generous. Thanks for the ink pdf I will take a good look later. I have only recently begun following by email so I didn't know it was there - now I do. And I'm from Australia! Thanks again.

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  35. You always have the most unique designs, JJ, and this is no exception. Thanks for the chance at such awesome giveaways!

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  36. Already followed you in my Google Reader, but now I am a true Follower (bdlakebum). Thanks, JJ, for all your inspiration and generosity! (Have seen lots of your cards pinned by others, but I don't have my own Pinterest account. Not big on social media sites yet.)

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  37. Hello from Alaska! That's funny that you don't use ribbon on cards! I have used ribbon just a few times but don't seem to know what kinds of ribbons work best!
    And I think we will ALL admit we too have boxes of shame! We just sell them on Ebay instead! ;o) Thanks for giving it away though! Sweet!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  38. I am a follower! Lead on!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  39. I love the card and thanks for a chance to win.

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  40. Thanks for such a fun Giveaway !!
    I just happened to bump in here from the Skipping Stone Design Stamps Blog and I'm loving every min that I browsed through your work. Each one is such an Inspiration. Off to Follow you..

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  41. Am your Brand New Follower !!

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  42. I'm an International Fan Of yours..from India !

    email - ritibanka@gmail.com
    Blog - alilpieceofheaven17.blogspot.in

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  43. Your card is gorgeous! And thanks for the chance at such a sweet giveaway! I am a huge lover of ribbon...but I do use mine on cards all the time! Tee hee!

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  44. And I am now happily following your blog!!

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  45. Thank you for the Silhouette freebie. I love it. I am a follower and would love to help you dehoard some of those things you bought but could not make work for you.

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  46. Stunning card. Of course! And, what a sweet giveaway.

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  47. Of Course, I'm already a follower (stalker, groupie....)

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  48. Have pinned so many of your cards, I've lost track.

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  49. Love your card. It is stunning. Thanks so much for sharing the file and pdf, JJ! New to Silhouette and collecting files like crazy.So thank you once again.
    You know I am a longtime follower of your work:)You are very generous and that is one awesome giveaway.

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  50. I could fill boxes and boxes of shame over here! :) I had a giggle over that!

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  51. Hi JJ! I love your blog and what fun stuff you are giving away over here. The box of shame looks very interesting. There is so much product on the market and it all looks fun, doesn't it. I have a few items of shame myself! LOL Thanks for a chance to win.

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  52. I am a relatively new follower. I love your clean style and I'm hoping some of that will rub off on me. LOL Thanks for a chance to win some fun stuff.

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  53. Whew! Okay, I've pinned it, so difficult on the ipad. LOL I love this card with the jar, JJ. Thanks for 3 chances to win some fun stuff. You totally rock. Happy Fall!

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  54. JJ, I forgot to add my pin link to my last comment, can you edit it. Thanks Paulette

    http://pinterest.com/pin/345792077608637687/

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  55. Your cards are always amazing! Thanks for all of the inspiration.

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  56. I follow your blog via my beloved Google Reader.

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  57. This card is gorgeous! I have always loved rainbows, so it's right up my alley.

    http://pinterest.com/pin/267119821619701705/

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  58. Thank you so much for sharing! A happy International follower here. :) And have also pinned your cards! *hugs*
    http://pinterest.com/roanna2102/card-making-ide-s/

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  59. I didn't get a chance to comment on this fantastic card until now ... wow, wow, wow, so super cool! I've not seen anything like it. How you lined up the coloring to be exactly behind each window is beyond me. And thanks so much for another kind give-away. So sweet.

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  60. um this card is amazing...can't stop looking at those windows of glowing orange!!! I just wouldn't know where to start thinking up these ideas you have :0)
    Love your so called box of shame... yep we all have them I think :0)
    Jenny x

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  61. Beautiful card and a generous giveaway!

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  62. already a follower on google reader.

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  63. Just became your 200th follower :)

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  64. Thanks for the chance to win your blog candy. Just found your blog and I'm glad I did, you are so creative!

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  65. Thanks for the free cutting file! I can visualize all kinds of uses for this card...

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  66. I am already a follower, by email.

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  67. I pinned your cute HB2U card here: http://pinterest.com/pin/214976582184166479/

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  68. Love your card and especially your blog!!

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  69. Here is ONE of my pins!! There are more...
    http://pinterest.com/pin/118641771404991872/

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I'd love to hear from you! Aloha!