From July 1 through the end of September, you can enter to win every time you make a plate diary entry. The more plate diary entries you make, the more chances you have to win!
Winners of these plates get to mix and match the plate color, the PlateWrap, the Pretty Little Doo Dad, and special paint pen color of their choice to totally personalize their prize.
You get one entry when you leave a qualifying comment in the official Plate Diary (right here)
(see below to learn more about what a qualifying comment is)
You get two entries when you email us a picture of your plate.
You get three entries when you email us a picture of you with the plate as you pass it on.
1 + 2 + 3 = 6
For example, if you make a comment in your plate’s online diary,
and email a picture of your plate,
and email another picture of you giving the plate to a friend,
you’ll get six entries to win!
Just pass it on &
encourage your friends to keep it moving.
Have you met Mary yet? She has two blogs worth checking out. One, of course, is Giveaway Corral, where she compiles giveaways of all sorts, especially those with prizes that appeal to moms with little ones and moms who deserve some pampering and fashionable accessories.
Her other blog, Now Entering Momville is a fun mix of giveaways and thought-provoking blog posts asking questions like "What would life be like if you married your first love?"
Go check her out and offer her your congratulations.
Because of the great response to this giveaway, we'll be posting another one soon! Stay tuned!
I have a fun tutorial coming up for you and your sewing machine. And a pair of pants. And a fat quarter of some fabric that looks great with those pants.
This is pretty easy and requires only basic sewing skills.
3. When you see an ad you like on your site, consider adding that advertiser as a buddy so at some point if you decide to only auto-approve ads from your buddies, their ads will continue to be approved for your site.4. When you see an ad you like on your site, or if you have been earning steady payments on your site from a regular advertiser, go to your PW Admin page and click on their avatar. What you'll want to do next takes just a minute but can create a long term benefit:
Send them a message thanking them for advertising on your site and inviting them to continue bidding.If you have any events coming up where you know your traffic will increase significantly, you may want to let them know ahead of time. Since a traffic increase can increase your ad price, your regular advertisers may appreciate knowing that their ad could be outbid and might want to adjust their bid accordingly to make sure that your extra traffic sees their ad.
This is a great way to develop a relationship with your advertisers and could pay off to your advantage in other ways.Does your advertiser have a blog?
Do you think they may blog about your message, giving them a chance to get in on your extra traffic?
I set up an ad campaign on PW specifically for the giveaway that runs through August 20. When setting up a campaign, I tell PW what kind of bids I want to make and it automatically does the work for me.
In this campaign, I specified that PW should look for adboxes that:
As you can see, I've had a few thousand views and a couple dozen hits, which gives me a nice CPC (cost per click).
I have two other ads that I'm bidding on by hand (same ad, same goal) on the website Corporette and Lipstick to Crayons. You can see how lower traffic and lower click rate affects my cost per click.
So why on earth am I bidding so much more on Lipstick than Corporette? I checked out their websites and see my target demographic there and I figured it would be worth the higher bid price to get my ad in front of their readers.
I hope that helps!
Oh - one more tip. You can click on each website with an ad box to find out their traffic stats. I feel like my figurative slip is showing by telling you this, because I wish my stats were a lot higher, but it's important for you to know how to see what kind of traffic a site has before you commit to placing a paid ad on their site.
(I guess I'm happy that my stats are not consistantly zero day after day!)
One very hot day recently, we decided to go over to our storage unit and do a little cleaning out. Rachel was still at Grandma's on the farm in Wisconsin, so it was just Pam, Frank, and the dog.
At first, Caesar was sniffing around and checking his 'pee-mail' but then Frank stopped and asked,
"Hey! Where'd the dog go?"
Five minutes after we arrived and started working, Caesar was back in the car, ready to go for another ride.
I like the way that dog thinks.
We have so many new items to show off, and so many of these are my favorite!
In fact, I can't decide which one I like best.
Which new Pass It On Plate is your favorite?
Tell me and you could get it sent to you for free!
These aren't even available in our Etsy shop yet.
We're giving away over $100 in prizes - Whoo hoo!
There are three ways to enter:
Visit my "New Items!" set on Flickr first, and then...
1. Leave a comment here to tell me what your favorite item is - 1 entry
2. Blog about this giveaway - 5 entries
3. Blog about Pass It On Plates and
mention who you would give one to - 10 entries
This giveaway runs from August 12 through August 20, 2008, ending at 11:59pm PST on Wednesday 8/20/08. Three winners will be chosen through Random.org.
Each winner will receive their favorite item in a pre-release of our new Pass It On Plate Lite.
For more information about Pass It On Plates, check out our FAQ.
Guess what I did today! I packed up a tote bag full of good stuff, grabbed the camera, and went to the park. It was a beautiful day with plenty of sun and I didn't want to be cooped up inside while I worked.
So guess what was in my tote bag?
(That's the big light blue bag on the left end of the table.)
I put one of each of all my PlateWraps in it, a box containing one of every kind of Pretty Little Doo Dad, a big white sheet, and an empty plate. On my way to the park I stopped at a grocery store and asked them to load the plate with their huge cookies.
Here's where I took today's pictures.
The butterfly PlateWrap is on the plate full of cookies with the turquoise paint pen. That Pretty Little Doo Dad on top is the pink organza bow.
Piled on the table to the left are aaaallllllllll the PlateWraps. In the plastic shoe box are every style of Pretty Little Doo Dad available so far.
It was a perfect day to take pictures, and I shot as many as I could until the camera battery died. (About 158, I think?) There are still several PlateWraps left to shoot, so if next Wednesday is nice, I'll head back to the park and take the rest of the pictures. I'm so glad I did this and will definitely plan to return to the park when the next batch of PlateWraps are ready.
Meanwhile, be sure to check back here often as I share some pictures of the new Pass It On Plates. There are some really fun PlateWraps coming up as well as a totally cool gift idea for Grandma or Auntie from the kiddos. Also - attention animal lovers! We have two new cat and two new dog PlateWraps coming up and boy oh boy are they cute! I'll be posting these in our Etsy shop over the next several weeks so be sure to check it out.
Speaking of Etsy, there are some good changes coming up for you over there as well. Some totally new items are in the testing stage and we can't wait to unveil them as soon they're ready!
Until then... come back tomorrow when we have some more exciting things going on!
I made a pair of pyramid pillows for Rachel a couple years ago. (This is one of the pair.)
It was so easy to do.
One piece of fabric, twice as long as it is wide
Polyfoam pillow stuffing
1. Fold the fabric in half, right sides together , and matching the short ends. (It should look like a square.)
2. Sew along the short ends to make a tube.
3. Sew along one of the other open ends so the square is open on only one of the four sides.
4. Lay out the square with the open side at the top, the folded side on your right, and the side seam on your left.
5. Measure along the raw edge of the open side and mark the center point.
6. Flip the square over and repeat step 5.
7. Pinch one of your marks between the fingers on your right hand, pinch the other mark between the fingers on your left hand, and pull taut. The side seam should now be at the center point on the open end. Pin.
8. Sew along this edge to close, leaving about 6" open.
9. Turn right side out, stuff to desired softness, tuck in the raw edges, and topstitch to close.
(Offer good while supplies last)