Monday, April 18, 2011

Crop Swag Bag Give Away!

Hosted my first crop at my home this past weekend!  Had a blast despite a few mishaps (including the power going out for an hour while I was baking chicken).  We had a great time and managed to eat, eat, eat; even with some dried out chicken (I was so embarrassed). 

So, I thought it would be fun to have another first....My first give away on my blog.  I will be giving away a swag bag like I gave out at my crop.  Your choice of Cricut green, purple or pink.  The mini tote will be tricked out with the little girl bug head (a fav of mine) and your name on one side and your choice of phrase from the Cricut Everyday cart on the other.  It will also include some color coordinated items and other swag.  Check it out!
Cricut Green mini tote - Flair pin says Keep Calm and Rock On!


Fancy Corners Cuttlebug folder set, coordinating Stickles (this one is Firefly), G-Studio B-day stamp set, assorted wiggly eyes, color coordinating bling, ATG tape refill, color coordinated fine glitter, Heidi Swap chandelier gems, replacement blades, measuring tape (with little girl bug head)


This is the pink and purple ones...Flair pin says Get Excited and Make Things!  consumables will be color coordinated to match the color you choose.

So how do you enter for a chance to win????  Become a follower of my blog and post a comment on this post letting me know your favorite thing about attending a crop (I need ideas for my next one)!  Please post now through Saturday, April 23rd at Midnight CST.  The winner will be chosen randomly on Sunday, the 24th.  I will post the winner here Sunday evening.

Well, I just hit 100 followers!!!  Yea!  So, how about let's make the pot jucier!  Here's a little more swag now that I've hit 100 followers!

2 oz Glossy Accents, 1 oz bottles of Stickles (Star Dust, Silver and Black Diamond), teresa collins Timeless brads, No Acid Iron on Patch

Okay, if I get to 250 there will be some more SWAG added. Thanks for getting me this far so quickly!  I gained 78 followers in less than 24 hours!  Wow!

100 comments:

Rita said...

What a great giveaway! Sounds like you had a wonderful crop despite the power outage. My favorite thing about crops are the socializing. I like to get together with other scrappers. Make-n-takes are fun too because you can learn a new technique or how to use a new tool simply by doing a quick project. Best of luck on future crops!

{PaperCrafterAnonymous} said...

What an AWESOME giveaway.. I am now a follower..I have never been to a Crop but I like the idea of Make N Takes.. If and when I ever do my first one may be purely for socializing.. .. Thanks Again
CMB Name: scrap-a-holic

Heather

Michelle said...

sweet! um lets see....my fav thing is food, drinks and the company...lol!
cute bag girlfriend !!!
scrappinwithmybug

Donna said...

Wow, the swap bag is adorable, thanks for the chance to win. I became a follower. My favorite part of a swarm is the fellowship with new and old friends.

Donna C.
goCricutgo (CC)

lakau said...

Such a cute bag! I became a follower.
Favorite for me would be the getting together
with others doing what I like to do best.

Lori K

Hannah's Stampin' Nana said...

I am a new follower and glad I am :-) My favorite part of a swap is all the interactions and laughter... thanks so much for a chance to win such a cool prize. :-)

Shelley
lostnwa98 at comcast.net

juli (sweetpz) said...

Sounds like you had a great time at your crop =) Cute cute giveaway! thanks for the chance to win. I haven't been to a crop myself, but i would love some kind of tutorial/ how-to's at at a crop. And of course to socialize.. LOL
i'm a new follower!
hugs
juli

dvlwitgrneyes said...

I just found your blog from a friends facebook page. Love it and became a follower.

The last crop I attended is a small group of friends and acquaintances that meet once a month. We do a page swap at each crop and it is so exciting to see what everyone has made. But what I like the best is the friendly chit chat and companionship and how we all are there to jump in with ideas when one of has a block. I tend to be more inspired when at the crop. :)

Candace Pelfrey said...

I love attending crops to gossip and learn new crafty techniques!! :) Thanks for the chance to win! :)

Heather said...

What an awesome giveaway! I love the purple one!! I love going to crops. Most of the time, all that gets done is talking! Thanks for the chance to win!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

Cyndi S said...

Wish I could tell you what I like the most about a crop but have never been to one. I don't know if there are any in my area. I can tell you what I would love about your crop though. That Cricut bag is so darn cute. I would absolutely LOVE to have one of those. I am hoping. Wish I could have been more help.
cstephenson at q dot com

Kristin said...

I am a new follower, I found your blog through facebook:) I never been to a crop but I would love to, I would love to talk to other crafters about the things we enjoy:)

Kristinbadeaux@cobridge.tv

Connie Gail said...

I had to chuckle about your power going out - that happens often in my neck of the woods! Thanks for your FABULOUS give-away and fun blog. I like everything about crops but my favorite part is sharing what we have made and giving out little goodie bags. Make and takes are a plus too! Good luck with your crop nights. Wish I could come....:O)

felkatz said...

i'm a new follower... I have never been to an actual crop.. just virtual ones online on ustream.. But the thing i love about it is winning prizes through CHALLENGES!!


Thanks for the chance

felkatz at gmail dot com

Beth said...

what a very cute give away. The girl cricut is so cute. My favorite thing about a crop is the socializing with other who enjoy my hobby as well.

beth
baby.cowgirl88 at yahoo dot com

Kathleen said...

That is a really cute bag!
I will have to say that my favorite thing at crops beside all the great friends I get to visit with would be. I really love that the crops that I have been to we have had a swap that everyone participated in. We all made prior to the crop/retreat all about me pages or calling cards.

Kathy said...

What a cute gift bag and how sweet of you to share! I love to meet new friends and share tips/techniques. Thanks!
I'm a new follower :)

createalways said...

The #1 coolest thing that I saw at a crop...the organizer hired her husband and his friends to load and unload our
supplies/bags/suitcases etc.
The #2 idea was a board with 30 random tags on it, on the back of each tag was a number 1-5. Each tag was worth one dollar. You could buy as many tags as you liked, then wrote your name on scrap paper the number of times your tag said on the back. A draw was made for a prize from one of the vendors, winners choice. This game went on all weekend. Fun!! Thanks Stefani for sharing your blog with us.

Suella said...

I enjoy crops at my house also! Great blog, me exactly, enjoy doing many things! I tend to get involved in many things & move on to another project.LLL Follow Great bags, really cute! Live in Bedford, Tx.
Thanks for sharing Stefani
At crops enjoy sharing ideas & short simple quick make & takes. I also played this game called treasure chest, when a person finished layout or card, would say treasure chest, I set a timer & when it went off person with treasure chest would win a prise. Everyone always enjoys game & at same time all get lots done.
suella11@yahoo.com

Jamie said...

Love the bag! I think that was super sweet of you to have those at your crop. I would say for me I love just having the socialization. But also it would be neat if you made bingo boards and when they make a bingo they win a prize. For instance each space would name something like birthday, then baby, etc. And they would have to have a layout for each space to prove they made the bingo. Gets a lot more work done. And then give a prize to the person who does a total blackout with the board.

Scraprelief said...

The bag is gorgeously cute, purple is my favorite color. One thing the host did at a crop that was fun was to have a color of the day. Anyone who used that color was entered for a prize. And it wasn't a basic color so it made it harder. Thanks. Julie

Aman said...

What a great giveaway! I love to look at people's projects. I also love the prizes and socializing.

amanbains1 at gmail dot com

Heather said...

Wow! Luv the cute bug!

stampinscrapinT said...

What a cute bag with fun stuff! Love this blog hop stuff.

Paper Crafty said...

I'm glad I found your blog...I am now a follower! Cute bag...thanks for a chance at winning it. I get together for crops with a group of friends and family and the thing I love most is being able to share...chances are, if you don't have something, someone else does.

BoxerBrats said...

Such cute bags! I just love learning new things. I always get such great ideas from fellow scrappers. I enjoy techniques a lot. It is fun sometimes to just see how others do things.

Thanks for the chance to win~

Laura

Jenn said...

I am a new follower!!! My favorite thing about crops are the make and takes and seeing all the projects that all the others are working on. So maybe you can showcase everyone elses projects in some way!!

Jenn
scrap-a-tude.blogspot.com
jenniferreavis@sbcglobal.net

Missie said...

looks like a wonderful goodie bag. I am hosting a crop in a couple of weeks. I wish I could have done a goodie bag for everyone, but it just wasn't in my budget to personally do that for everyone. And the crop is essentially free.

sdelong1228 said...

I am a new follower. Sorry to say I have never been to a crop, but would love just getting together with others that like to the same things and sharing ideas.
Sandy
sandradelong@ymail.com

lkgmom said...

Following!!

I love going to my once a month crop. I love seeing what everyone has crafted and getting to just catch up with everyone. We have time to show new products and techniques, which is pretty awesome too.

Thank you for sharing!! Looking forward to seeing your creative ideas!!

JaniceA said...

I am a new follower and really enjoyed going through your blog. Thank you for the give away. janiceaeschliman.blogspot.com come and see my blog sometime.

mbchoj said...

Hi congrats on your blog!
I just had a scrap nite w/ some girlfriends from grammar school we hadn't seen each other in 20 yrs!
It was so much fun to see what everyone was up to. I enjoyed sharing my memories w/ them.
mbchoj at aol dot com

Angie said...

adorable bag I am now a follower of your blog
I haven`t attended many crops but my favorite thing was the socializing.

Dana's Delights said...

What an adorable bag! I am a follower of your blog! Thanks for a wonderful opportunity!

Micia said...

I am a new follower! :) how cute are those bags! When I was in TX ( we just moved to VA) a group of my friends and I would have a scrapnight once a month and we would all bring our stuff and just scrap,talk, and eat! sometimes more eating then scrappin :) I loved it! my favorite part was just sharing the time with good people. we would swap ideas, see who got what from where and how much of a good deal they got on certain items. We also would do a scrap swap table. We would bring things that we have in our stash that we wouldn't use or needed anymore. What ever you took from the pile you would have to put in something. Does that make sense?? I feel like I'm rambling hahaha... anywhoo I hope you have success at your next crop sounds like FUN! specially with the swag bags that's a good idea!! :)

Micia
yellowbirdcreation@gmail.com
yellowbirdcreation.blogspot.com

Maria said...

What a very cute bag. I love my cricut. I'm a follower of your blog.
I never been to a crop soon but my first one will be September for a retreat
keep fingers cross.
Thanks for sharing
Maria

IRW Dana said...

I'm a new follower, I love the bag. You did a wonderful job filling it with great goodies. When I hold crops I make sure their are great door prize give aways. My ladies don't like to play games because they really want to get some scrapping done so I keep games to a minimum. When I go to crop somewhere I like soft music playing. A good variety is always good.
Good luck with your next crop, I'm sure it will be great.
papermemories4u @ yahoo .com

Tamara said...

Ok the bestest thing is the comroderie!

Laura (tweetyb) said...

Great blog! I have to agree with the having good music! AND great freebies help alot too! =)
tweetyb@satx.rr.com

Dawn, RI said...

I enjoy the socialization and sharing of Ideas. Plus its always good to be learning new techniques... Dawn RI
abosoffit@hotmail.com

Stephanie said...

LOVE IT!!!! Wish I had been to crops with such an AWESOME swag bag!! Some of my favorite things at crops are socializing, good music and a swap table. Having an area where you can get rid of things that you don't want/use and being able to see if there is something there that you may need. Doorprizes are always great! Think about having extra essentials on hand like adhesive runner, solid color paper etc. They can always reimburse you. Nothing like running out of something that you need and having to run out and miss part of the crop! New follower, looking forward to seeing all your projects! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win!!

scrappingwithstephanie@gmail.com
scrappingwithstephanie.blogspot.com

lilsweetcajun said...

I'm a new follower. I've been to one scrap gathering, I suppose it could be called a crop night. I love socializing with fellow scrappers.
I went to my first make-n-take at a local scrap store and now I'm hooked. I learned a new technique that I now LOVE.(embossing powders). Your goodie bag is so cute. Thanks for the chance to win it.

Patti said...

Hi Stephani, I am a new follower, Michelle sent me. Isn't she the best??? Anyway, what I like to do at crops is just try to get things done. But I also enjoy demos and make and takes. And of course, the food!

callahancountrybugs.blogspot.com

Sandy said...

Hi Stephani! How very sweet of you! I've never been to a crop - well, online I have. I love to see the inspiration from the other crafters, and I adore playing games.

Julie L. said...

Hi there, what a cute bag! My favorite thing about a crop would be getting ideas from my friends and the make and takes. Always fun! Thanks for the chance to win!

Julie L.
jlearned at charter dot net

Treva said...

I love crops even though I don't get nearly as much done as I plan. The best part for me is socializing with other crafters and being able to share ideas. Your bags are cute, tfs!

Kristina said...

What a fun giveaway. Congrats on your first crop. For me, I just love the time with the girls and inspiration swirling around the room!

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

I'm posting this blog candy on my blogs YUMMY CANDY page
I have some blog candy to give away for my birthday
I'm a NEW follower
Come and BEE a follower on my blog
http://buzzybeedesigns.blogspot.com
Rebecca Minor
buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

Perfectly Unperfect Cards said...

I have never been to a crop ever. I have taaken card classes before and for me I liked getting away from the kids and husband and just being around people who understood my obsession for card crafts, I was the youngest person there by 20 years but we all had so much in common. Thanks for the chance to win.


Perfectlyunperfectcards@gmail.com

Christy said...

I just became a follower and I love crops because I get to relax from the hussle and bussel of everyday stuff...and see my friends that live up North....christy

www.scrapbookparadise.blogspot.com
scrapbookparadise@yahoo.com

Miss Dhilly said...

Those bags are adorable, love the bug head with a bow, so cute! The best part of crops is the inspiration you get from your friends!

thedhillonz@hotmail.com

Rachel said...

Good luck with your blogging. I'm looking forward to seeing your creations.
The best part of crops is spending time with my daughter.

iroxyp said...

I'm a new follower but I love your blog. Thank you for all the neat ideas. I've yet to go to a crop my work schedule is too hectic but I would love the chance one day to go to one.
Roxanne

Mandy said...

Hi, what an awesome give away! Thank you so much for the opportunity! I haven't been to any crops, but I think I would really like fun swaps!
Mandy

dreenie said...

awesome giveaway stefani!!! i love having all the inspirations from all the ladies! congrats on your new blog!!

Crystal said...

What an awesome give-a-way!! Thanks Stefani! My favorite thing about crops is sharing my stuff with everyone--and using other peoples goods! :0)

terri142 said...

I am now following your blog. Thanks for the great giveaway! My favorite things about crops are getting together with other scrapbookers and learning a new technique is always great.

tderosa142 at gmail dot com

Janeen said...

This bag is adorable! I have only been to a couple of crops, but the best part is the new friendships that you make, learning new techniques, sharing ideas & the prizes! lol I'm a new follower & love your blog! Thanks! : )

lovelyinspiredcreations.blogspot.com

Nicole said...

I just love being with my friends and other scrappers to visit, create, and get ideas :) Chocolate helps too! LOL

Raven B said...

How fabulous! I love that bag. My favorite thing about crops are the people. Good "adult" conversations lol. Hope you're having a great week.
Hugs,
Raven

Teri A said...

Hello I'm a new follower and happy to be here. I have never been to a crop, but I would like to go to one I would maybe get some great ideas as well as walk away with some new friends
Thanks,
Teri
teri dot barefoot at gmail .com

Josie0602 said...

This is just the cutest giveaway! I love the bag! My favorite part of a crop is meeting new people and seeing the awesome things they are working on!
Tracy
www.scrappininthewoods.blogspot.com
jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

My Crafting Time said...

Love your cricut bag! My fav thing about crops are the people I meet. I love talking with them and hearing their stories. Great friendships are created there in addition to all the great crafts that are created there.

Thanks. I'm a new follower.

stacy at mycraftingtime dot com
http://www.mycraftingtime.com

Manhattan Mandie said...

What a cute bag!!! I love playing games at crops. Or doing challenges.... I just love getting away from my house with friends :) LOL! Hope you'll come check out my blog soon too!

mj said...

I'm now following you & can hardly wait to see all the great ideas you have! Happy Crafting!

Beverly said...

Oh...love the bag! Glad to hear that you had a wonderful time at the crop and every one was happy (even with dried chicken) LOL ... thanks for sharing and a chance to win! I am following your blog and heading over to your FB page too! (hope I can find it) Have a great evening.
bjblair26@aol.com

Lisa's Memory Parlor said...

Awesome giveaway! Good luck on future crops! I just love meeting new people. I also love the make and takes...learning simple and creative techniques! Thanks for a chance to win. Look forward to checking out your blog!
lisa_williamson2004 @ yahoo dot com

Brenda said...

I really like your bag - very cute! I have never been to a crop but I think I would love meeting new scrapbooking friends and socializing more than anything.

cherie said...

I love going to scraps. I love having the project cut out and the embelishments all ready for everyone and I have to have a Diet Coke and a few mini candy bars. Thanks for doing a blog give away. I love the little girl bug, that bow is so cute. I am a new follower! clemet1959@msn.com

Scrapbooking and Stamping with Michelle said...

I became a follower!! What a cute bag =)

My favorite thing at a crop is to see what other scrappers do as far as storage and such, tools they use that I haven't used or seen, and their input when I can use it! So, the social part of it. I hope you get lots of followers!

PinkCrown said...

I have never been to one, but if I had it would be Socializing and bumping ideas from one another love it!!

Penny said...

WOW! You have a great blog. Love the bag. I love crops and go to several each month. What I like most is brainstorming projects with the other participants. They always have some "door prizes" and those are fun and also the make and takes are great also. Love to go to crops!

pennyspad at sbc global dot net

January Parsons said...

I have never been to one. Although I think just watching someone more experienced than myself work the Cricut Expression would be the best part. I have only made one scrapbook so far. I have used my Cricut to design my kids' social studies/science fair boards. I just want to get my hands dirty some more. :) January

chignon said...

I love attending crop because my favorite thing is to see other wonderful ideas and layouts. Socializing and nibbling on chocolate are great accompaniments to the creative time! :)

Tamara S said...

I have never been to a crop but I figure the best part would be the socializing and coming up with new ideas.

tina said...

I am a new follower. love your blog and love love love my cricut so I really would love to have the cute bag! any color- they are all precious. what i love about crops is seeing other folks creations- I always learn by seeing, either a new technique, a new use of a product or embellie that I have. make n take are fun especially when it incorporates more than 1 technique! thanks for your blog!

nantastic said...

New follower. Awesome give-a-way. Never been to a crop, but would love to. My bff and scrapping buddy lives 600 miles away. Anybody out there in west central GA? TFS
nana5604 at gmail dot com

brown-id-grl said...

I think that would be so awesome to be able to get together with others and just crop all day...anybody in the Clearwater, FL are interested? And this give away is even more awesome!!!!! Would be Cricutastic to win !!!!!
brown-id-grl@hotmail.com

Kathybeegolf said...

Hi Stefani. Love your blog and am excited for a chance to win your give-away. It was nice meeting you at Stampede. Congratulations on your blog, 100+ followers and your first crop.

Tracy said...

I love having crops here...lot of different carts to play with...LOVEEEE your bag :0) I we be a new follower too in a minute! tracyzahm@yahoo.com or tracytuckerzahm on facebook :0)

Percilla G said...

What a fantastic giveaway and I am now a new follower

Perderg@Q.com

jennyplace2 said...

Good for you, that is amazing ...so many new followers in so little time! I am your newest. My favorite thing about crops is coffee! and sharing ideals.
jennyplace26@gmail.com

Tamara said...

Oh my gosh! What a cute bag!! I am loving the cute little girl cricut!!!! Wish I could have come to your crop!! I am a new follower...came from Alma's blog. :) I would love to win one of your swag bags...I can't decide if I like green or pink better. LOL My favorite thing about crops is getting ideas from other croppers or the host. The crops I've been to, the host usually has a small make-and-take type thing...usually a cute card or tag of some sort. I love that sort of thing! Thanks for the chance to win!
sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

SiskiyouSue said...

Hi. I'm a new follower. And like Tamara before me, I've never been to a crop. I love hearing about them, want to try one eventually!
siskiyousue.blogspot.com

Kim said...

I really like your blog. Love the colors. I like to tell everyone to bring some craft "stuff" that you may not want or know what to do with and have a little swap! Don't forget dessert. :)
lazycowgirl.blogspot.com

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

I am a new follower!! I have never been to Crop because they don't have them where I live, I wish they did cuz It would be good to bounce ideas off of people and socailize while crafting!!
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

Rachel said...

Awesome giveaway! I'm a new follower, too. I have never been to a Crop, so sorry I can't give you ideas. Sounds like it would be fun though!!
rachel.kulcsar@gmail.com

Wende said...

Wow, what a fab giveaway. Thanks for the chance. It is so cool that it will be personalized, too. I have never been to a crop, but sounds like so much fun. I am a follower. Oh, I hope I win.

Christina said...

Just found you and so happy I did! Off to look around some more.

Sue D said...

I haven't been to a lot of crops but I would like freebies, demonstrating a technique, make n takes, maybe a sketch to follow and showing how to use a tool in a new way.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Scrapbooking Beginner said...

Hi I'm AJ a new follower. I've never been to a crop. But from what I hear I like that you get to do mini projects. I could use the bag and the other items. Thanks
jeria22@yahoo.com

BunnyFreak said...

I want to come to your crop- you had nice goodie bags. ATG tape and cricut blades how amazingly practical. I have run out of ATG tape before at crop. This was particularly frustrating when it wasn't as readily available.
I love seeing what everyone creates and socializing. Good food doesn't hurt either.

AJoy said...

What a great giveaway! And you keep adding more...yippee!

My favorite thing about a crop is to do a project together that we have never done. A new technique, a new style card or maybe even a sketch that everyone completes.

Have fun!

April
nginerd at gmail dot com
http://ajoy2scrap.blogspot.com

Huggs and Kisses xo said...

I am now a follower and LOVE the bag....I've never been to a crop but I like anything that means getting together with creative girlfriends!!!

Scrappy Heartz said...

I am now a follower! Thought I always have been BUT I guess that was just on Facebook! I wised up though! I love learning new things from people I just met! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!!

HeartAMZ1@aol.com
Debbie Chapman

Robin Marshall Clark said...

Well, seeing as how I was at the first crop, I'lll tell you what I liked - the food! (aside from you of course). The candy, the snacks and the dinner were fabulous. I also love talking about new techniques each of us have learned. It's nice for a few people to do demos of different things (also constitutes a shopping trip afterwards). Congrats on the beautiful blog!

capdteach said...

My favorite thing about attending a crop is getting to be around people that like to do what I like to do. I get so many ideas from others as well as enjoying the social time since I am a stay at home mom.

Sparksgal said...

Love the bag - the bug head is too cute!!

I go to a monthly crop that a friend of mine hosts and my favorite thing about it seeing everyone and catching up as well as checking out any new tricks/techniques they've incorporated into their projects. And I love looking at their layouts. I enjoy the camaraderie of being with fellow scrappers. I'm heading to a retreat on Thurs and can't wait see what new tricks I can learn. :)

Natalie said...

I am now a follower of your blog. I love to walk around and scraplift from other people. While I am walking around, I ask people how did they do certain things. Ex: How did you make that flower on your layout.

Cindy said...

What a cute bag!! That baby girl bug is too cute! I like meeting new people and checking out the projects they are working on at a crop. Stop by my blog--I have an award for you :-) Oh, and thanks for the chance to win!