April 23, 2012

PCF Team Spring Tracks Flip Flop Scavenger Hunt - $400 in prizes :)

Hey there everyone!

The PCF Team on Etsy is having a great event for April! It is called the Spring Tracks Flip Flop Scavenger Hunt! There will be 40 shops, and all will have a hidden picture that you will have to "hunt" through their shop items for! Each shop has donated a prize worth at least a $10 value; that is a total of $400 plus in prizes...woohoo!!! There will be a total of 8 prize packs given out (winners will be chosen at random, based upon number of entries they have)...each prize pack will consist of 5 prizes..so each winner will get a prize pack of at least an incredible $50 value..how about that? The contest will begin at 7:00 EST on April 23rd, and will run for one week; all entries must be submitted by midnight April 31st...and no entries will be accepted after this time.

To enter, you have to go to a directed starting point (http://www.etsy.com/listing/96395906/pcf-team-spring-track-flip-flop), and then follow the links to the next shop...every time you find the hidden picture, that item description will give you a link to the next shop. As you go through the shops, make a list of all shops, in the order you are given them. At the very last shop, you will be given an email address; you will send the completed list to this address. If anything is incorrect, you will be notified, and given a chance to re-do the hunt to get it all right! :)

Everyone who sends a complete shop list, in the correct order, will receive one entry to win a prize pack.

If you "FAVE" the shops as you go through (you have to fave every single shop..this means having an Etsy account, and adding each one of the 40 shops to your "favorite shops" list..simply click on the tab to the left that says ♥add to favorites), then you get another entry.

If you "FAVE" one item from each shop as you go through (again, you have to fave an item from every single shop...to do this...when you have a single item from a shop pulled up..look to the right, and click the ♥icon that says "favorite"), then you will get a third entry.

If you BLOG about the team event, and send Nichole (info above) a link to the blog post, you will get 5 extra entries!

So, you have the opportunity to receive a total of 8 entries to win a prize pack in total!

Super Duper Prize Pack - $400 Value At Minimum

In addition, all shops are donating another prize...all 40 of these prizes will be combined into one HUGE prize pack. This pack will be valued at a minimum of $400!!! The winner of this super duper prize pack, will be the one person who spends the most cumulative amount of money shopping at PCF team shops during this week-long event...it can be from the 40 shops listed in the event, or any other PCF Team shop..all PCF shop purchases will be combined for a grand total! Please send transaction links of all purchases to Nichole at kidd.robin [!at] ymail.com ...thanks! Purchases not submitted will not be counted! You will get 1 entry for the surpise prize pack, for each dollar you spend...money spent at different shops will be combined for your total entry points.

Winners will be chosen on May 2nd! :) They will be announced on Nichole's blog at: http://ciaraandcompanybowtique.blogspot.com , on the PCF Team blog at:http://pcfteam.blogspot.ca/2012/03/pcf-team-spring-promotion-event.html, on other member's blogs, on the PCF Team Etsy Group: http://www.etsy.com/teams/10036/promoting-creative-friends, and on the PCF Team Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/#!/pcfteam

Many of the prizes are featured on the PC team's FB page, so go check it out...you will see for yourself, we are talking some great loot here for the 8 winners of this event! (Surpise Prize Pack pics will not be shown..it is a surprise, lol..but most fabulous indeed)!

Good luck, and we hope to see you there!

April 9, 2012

April 1, 2012

Blogs In The World – And My Adorable Award

I think it is amazing that all around the world still so many people keep their blogs up to date, though in the time of Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Flickr this is not so easy anymore. Lots of people take pictures daily, write and share their thoughts. I follow several blogs myself which can be seen on my bloglist and there are some that aren’t there but I still read them frequently!

I’ve learned lots of things from these blogs already and it is especially a good feeling that I can get to know the life, work, hobbies and thoughts of people who live far away from me, and even though we’ve never actually met each other, in good time they still became my good familiars.

Which is why it is great joy and honor that Ann from Magpie Quilts nominated my blog for the Liebster Blog Award. The word “Liebster” means “beloved” in German, and they award it to blogs that are even though quite small but are worthy of attention. I like this thought and it felt really good that Ann thought of me.

Ann creates wonderful quilts, one of my favorite (which can be purchased in her Etsy Shop):


In her blog she recently started a very interesting series, titled “How To Buy A Quilt”.

Thank you, Ann, for nominating my blog for this award!


The Leibster award is given by bloggers to exceptional blogs with fewer than 200 followers. For those who decide to accept the award, the Liebster Rules are:

1. Post about your win on your blog.

2. Link back to the blogger who presented you with the award.

3. Copy and paste the award to your blog.

4. Present the Liebster Award to 5 blogs that have less than 200 followers that you think deserve to be recognized.

5. Let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.

The following are (in no particular order) are my own nominations for the Liebster Blog Award:

For Quilts Sake – Pam is from Ohio and this is my actual favorite from her. I had to view it several times again and again as I’ve always found some new details worthy of attention.


It is interesting that even though I feel like the traditional quilts and patchworks are the closest to me, Pam’s imagination and playfulness always astonishes me which is why I eagerly wait what she will come out with next time! If you would like to look around in her shop as well then click here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ForQuiltsSake

DUEALBERI - Antonia and Fabio are from Italy and they are members of the European Etsy Team just like me. They make amazing photographs, this is one of my favorites.


On their blog we can find out about their works in more detail, but we can read interviews with other artists as well. If you would like to take a look at their shop then click here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/DUEALBERI

Pamela Quilts - Pam is from Oregon and she was my Quiltsy Team Buddy after I got accepted among their members, I have a lot to thank her for.


On the picture above you can see the extraordinary Floral Irish Chain which is her own pattern. While Pam creates beautiful quilts from card holders to really large bed quilts, she also teaches and has published several patterns as well. You may find all that in her shop as well if you click here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Pamelaquilts

Busy Hands Quilts - Myra is from Washington and I really love her quilts and the way she picks out her fabrics for each other, which make her work really warm and cozy! Her Etsy shop is here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/BusyHandsQuilts


And I found this funny picture at her blog as well!


Jannimary - Janice is from Australia and this amazing green glass collection was the first thing that led me to her blog.


I found out afterwards that Janice is a quilter as well and I’ve read many interesting blog entries about her travels, quilts and quilter meetings.


I can’t find on her blog how many followers she has, but I think her blog definitely deserves to be recognized which is why I would see it among the nominees of the Liebster award!

Please take a minute to visit these ladies, take a look around in their blogs and leave a comment for them!