Wednesday, March 17, 2010

giving things away like CRAZY! ETA: now closed

ok, not really like crazy, but i do have two giveaways for you this fine day.


first up, the ever-talented kelly purkey has offered a spot in her upcoming class SKETCHBOOK. have you heard about this? well, let me tell you, i'm quite excited about being asked to be a part of this, and if you are the lucky winner, you'll be a part of it too, for free! here's kelly's description, she does a better job of it than i would :

Sketchbook is a 12 day class filled with fresh sketches, easy instructions, beautiful examples, and lots of fun. Beginning on March 29th to April 9th, a PDF will be delivered to your inbox each morning so you can work at your own pace. By the end of the class, you'll have a complete sketchbook of 12 sketches and over 30 example layouts. For each of the sketches you'll be receiving an example layout from Kelly Purkey, along with one or more example from a member of the incredible Studio Calico design team. All of the examples are brand new layouts, exclusive to this class... you won't see them anywhere else! Sketchbook will also include a private message board for questions and sharing ideas, as well as two scheduled chats - all on the awesome Studio Calico website.

sounds fun, yes? you'd like to be a part of this, yes? all you need to do post a comment telling me as much and i'll enter you into a random drawing to end monday the 22nd at noon MDT.

but if you end up not being the lucky duck who wins the giveaway, please go to kelly's blog and register anyway. it's going to be fun. you can go here to see some examples of the class.


and if that's not tempting enough, you also have a chance to win a copy of this by someone named stacy julian:


You are, too, creative.
You are TOO creative.
UR2 Cre8ive.

No matter how you say it, it's the truth: YOU are creative. You have a unique way of seeing the world, combining ideas, and creating art. And yet you probably still lack confidence in your abilities and insights. Well, that's about to change. UR2 Cre8ive is here to help unleash your full potential.

Filled with eloquent observations, energizing exercises, and enticing projects (inspired by the bigpicturescrapbooking.com workshop of the same name), this eBook condenses Stacy's inspirational message into a portable creativity guide, illustrated by beautiful pictures and projects—some new, some tried-and-true.

or this from donna jannuzzi:
If you take an engineer's eye for alignment, precision, order, and symmetry and add healthy doses of patterned paper, scallops, and creative freedom to the mix, what do you get? An organized, easy-to-follow, and FUN approach to layout design. Author Donna Jannuzzi will show you new ways to think about your sketches, presented in such a clear and logical way you'll wonder why you haven't been scrapbooking like this for years. You'll learn solid principles that will help you adapt any sketch to the number of photos you have, to a different size (8½ x 11 or 12 x 12) or orientation (landscape or portrait), or from a single page to a spread. Get ready to look at your sketches in an entirely new light!
wendy smedley from ella publishing asked me if i'd like to give away one copy of each of these eBooks. well now, give something away? from ella? of course i would! so let me know which one you'd be interested in and i'll enter you into a random drawing for an ella book as well, ending monday at noon MDT.

lots of fun, yes? so here's what you need to do:
  1. leave a comment–if you'd like to be entered in both drawings, indicate so.
  2. if you'd like to be entered in the eBook drawing, please share with me the title that tickles your fancy.
  3. tell everyone you know about this particular post. send out mass emails, post on message boards, blog about it, tweet, or share on facebook. i've made the last two easy. see side bar.
giant #2 and ampersand images courtesy flickr. i love flickr.

ETA: now closed, thanks for playing!

105 comments:

sillypea said...

I know I can't miss Kelly's class - it looks awesome! And I've taken Stacy J's Big Picture class that I believe this book is based on and it was totally fun! Count me in!

Patricia said...

I'm greedy. I want it all! Hee!

ArlaMo said...

I love Stacy J and keep meaning to buy that book! I'd love to win it. As much as I'd love the class, I'm a bit over committed in that arena, so better not enter me for that one. ;)

eta: ha ha, oh my. my word verification was excess. Yep, totally. I have an excess of commitments and that was totally there to remind me of it!

T said...

ooh fun stuff - Nancy B sent me over today, she knows I'm always on the lookout for fun new blogs (she better know me well... she's my mother) and I am ALWAYS up for creative crafty things... I love that Cre8ive book just by the cover...

Jenny said...

I would love them all!

Tam said...

I am dying to take Kelly's class!

And Stacy's book sounds like just the kick in the pants that I need!

Erin said...

Fun stuff Em! I'd love to be entered in both giveaways. i'd prefer the UR2 Cre8ive Ella book. Love your ampersand photos!

Angela W said...

Fantastic! I would love to be entered for the class and the books! The class sounds awesome and I really think I could benefit from it! The books sound very interesting!

Geralyn said...

I'd love a chance at both giveaways! Thanks for the opportunity :)

Ruth said...

I would love to be one of your lucky winners!

Rachel said...

I'd love to win the stretch your sketches book :)

Melissa said...

Thanks for the chance to win! The class sounds like a lot of fun and the UR2 Cre8ive book looks neat too.

Kimber-Leigh said...

love those pictures emily! and i'd love to win a spot in the sketches class--i'm super excited about it!

and both ebooks look great...i'd probably choose the sketches one!

Katie Scott Scrapbooking said...

I am already the proud owner of the ella books - they are completely awesome :) -- so since I already have the ella books, I'd love to check out the kelly sketchbook -- looks interesting :)

Jennifer B. said...

I would LOVE the sketch class as well as the Ella sketch book!!

elissa said...

I would love the sketch class and the ur2 cre8tive book (I have the ella sketch book).

Thanks.

Mia C. said...

I would love to be entered in both too! The classes sound fantabulous!

nailgirl said...

Oh, I would love to have a chance at both drawings! sounds like a lot of fun and the "stretch your sketches" book looks great! thanks emily!

Ursula said...

I'd love to win the Sketchbook class! And I've love to win Stretch Your Sketches too! Thanks for the oportunity.

Susan said...

I would love to take Kelly's class!! The ebooks are great too, both of them. ; )

Becky said...

Thanks for the chance to win! Both look great, but I'd really like the UR2 cre8ive! :)

Casey Wright said...

I would LOVE to take Kelly's class :) also, the book - you r 2 creative would be great - I have a lot of friends who say that they aren't so I would love to share it with them! Thanks for the chance to win!

em said...

Love that "2".
I would love a spot in Kelly's class! :)

briscrapper said...

I'm already in Kelly's class, so just enter me in for the ebooks. I would be thrilled with either, but Stacy Julian got me started in SBing (through BPS) & SC feeds my addiction, so I would love her book. Marina

Laura T. said...

I would love to win a pass to Kelly's class. I do already have the Ella books - I can never resist passing those up when they come out.

Jen Thompson said...

I would LOVE to win a spot in Kelly's class, it sounds like such fun!

Leah said...

yes.yes.and yes! I would love to win the class and the Ella book! thanks for the giveaway!

Christa said...

I would love any and all of them! What great giveaways!! And love your flickr images-I'm a typography nerd myself!

Anonymous said...

Would love to play too! Kelly's class sounds really fun and I'd love the Ella sketches book by Donna - thanks mle!

Karen(kphike) said...

oops - sorry that was me that just left the anon comment by mistake!

Anonymous said...

Would love to be entered in any and all drawings! Kelly's class sounds so great and I like the sketches ebook. Thanks so much!
Beth Ann

ShellyJ said...

Sketches, Sketches, Sketches! ... I'm a big fan :) Sketch class... awesome! Sketch book ... perfect!

debbieback said...

why not both !~ class looks great and the book is too !~

Hanna Long said...

would love to be entered in both drawaings. Thanks -

Starr said...

I'd like to be entered for both giveaways please. Class sure does sound like fun! Both books look brilliant, I've already been reading about them on the Ella site, but think the Sketches one is my favourite :)
Away now to let more people know about these great prizes!

Kathy said...

Love the look of Keely's class. Thanks for the chance to enter this giveaway.

penny said...

Would love to win a spot in Kelly's class. I'm sure I'd enjoy the books, too, but I'm not really an "ebook" gal. Thanks, Emily!

Amy Harle said...

Oh, thanks!!! I'd love to be entered into both...the Stretch Your Sketches book sounds like one I'd love :)

Donna said...

Throw my name in the hat for both drawings! Tweeted ya' too!

erin m said...

Can't wait for Kelly's class--looks awesome!
I'd love to get the download for Stretch your Sketches, since I {almost} bought it on several occasions!!!!

Samantha said...

Hi Emily, i would love to be entered in both drawings, thank you! I think I pick Stacy's book, but gosh they both look fantastic. Okay, have a wonderful day

Anonymous said...

Heck, yeah, I wanna win.....

k8

Joan said...

Thanks for sharing all these lovely gifts. Fresh ideas are just the thing for spring!

Amanda said...

very excited about this class!

just me and z said...

I would LOVE to win a spot in this class. Being a single mom to a 3 year old, I find it hard to find time to get to scrapbook at my own pace. I love that the class is just that. I could work on it when I had time, not a set schedule. Working over 40 hours a week can sometimes be draining, and this would be perfect to do on Sunday afternoons. Thank you so much for the chance to win!
I'd also be honored to be entered in the eBook giveaway too!
Thank you so much for the chance to win!!

Hannah said...

I'd love to win! The class looks amazing!

marnie said...

pick me for both! pick me for both! hahahaha.

judyc said...

The class sounds like FUN and I would LOVE to be a part of it.

Wendy B said...

The class sounds fun. The books sound inspirational. Enter me in both! Thanks.

Pegg S said...

So generous of you! I would love a chance for Kelly's Sketchbook class!!

Keshka said...

I'd love to be entered in both!

Roxanne24 said...

Hello! I would love to be entered in it all! (NO greed here!! :o)

Krista Wells said...

k. yes, both drawings please. I love sketches so i'll have to go with that draw for ella-which I also love.

Off to facebook, tweet & blog with a link to YOU.

Laurie Marmon said...

I'm addicted to sketches so both giveaways are right up my alley! And I love flickr too...made one of those name signs from letters found in the alphabet galleries, so fun!

mstef_87 said...

Of course it sounds like FUN and i'd LOVE the chance to take this class!!

Jennifer said...

I'd love to win any of the above ... they all sound fabulous!

Nathalie said...

I would love to attend Kelly's class as much as I would love the chance to win one of ella's awesome ebooks! I will mention your giveaways on the MB of the kit club I am a DT on in the morning.

C. Wang said...

These classes look great!
I'm liking Stacy Julian's title UR2Creative. Very cute.

Anonymous said...

What an awesome giveaways. Please enter for both for sure. I would be happy and so honored to try one or the other. Tks! Michelle P.

*~Annette~* said...

OMG... any of these would be FAB. Love the stretch your sketches but the SJ one is awesome too. Thank you for offering these up for a giveaway!!

Kandra said...

I would love to be entered in both! Wow !

Vernell said...

What a great giveaway. I would love to be entered to win them both :) Love the name of Stacy's book :D!

Gwen said...

I'd love to be entered in both (and my fingers are crossed - thanks for giving away great things!)

as far as the books, both look great, but I think I like the UR2Creative book a tiny bit more. :)

thanks! and I'm sharing this via facebook for sure

Bettina Groh said...

I'd like to be entered in both! Thank you for having this... I'd like the UR2Creative book.

Shirley said...

Enter me in both, they both sound like fun!

Rebecca Fabian said...

Thanks so much for hosting the give-away! I would love to be entered for the free class, and the UR2Cre8ive book. And, confession, I'll probably sign up for Sketchbook even if I don't win! :)

sylv said...

Great giveaways so, both please!!

Mimi said...

WooHoo two in one giveaway!! I love books and UR2Cre8ive looks awesome! Thank you!

Kaytee said...

I would love to be entered into the drawing for Kelly's class!! Thanks so much.

Also the e-books but I don't have a preference.

I shared your post on Facebook.

Thanks so much!

Alex Hardy said...

FUN FUN FUN Emily!

Good stuff. Sketchbook Class & Sketchbook E-Book please and thank you.

angelabbchua said...

I would love to be the winner of Kelly's class! that sounds so amazing!

doni said...

How exciting. I love it all

Linda Shewchuk said...

oooh so excited - thanks for the opportunity!! I would love to be entered in both... i am informing my design team forums - and having them come over!!

karingbear said...

I would love to win the ella book called "UR2 Cre8tive". Thanks for the chance to win, Karen

Made.By.Jess said...

I would just like to be entered into the book giveaway. That book looks so amazing.
I would like the sketch giveaway but theres no way I could attend...
Thanks so much.

Anonymous said...

Would absolutely love to win a spot in Kelly's sketch class!! Thanks for the opp!
S Eaken

rosemaryschild said...

I wuld luv to be entered in this giveaway, both for the Sketches & UR2Cre8tive books. Thanks

rosemaryschild said...

Although I would luv to win both books in this giveaway, I think the one that I would really enjoy would be UR2cre8tive! I luv all crafts, and this one would tickle my fancy!

Jennifer Larson said...

I already have the ebooks--I'd love to take the class!

Tiffany said...

i love kelly's work and i hope i win!
please enter me in both drawings!

Briana said...

I'm sure any of your giveaways would help me get Mr. Mojo back. Thanks for the chance to win!

Laura Gedeon said...

Great Giveaways! I'd be interested in both and the UR2 Cre8ive ebook! thanks!

Leslie said...

Thanks for the chance! Interested in both and the sketch class... such great giveaways! :)

alyssa said...

Woooo woo! I would love to take Kelly's class and check out Stacy's ebook! Thanks for the great giveaways. :)

alyssa said...

Woooo woo! I would love to take Kelly's class and check out Stacy's ebook! Thanks for the great giveaways. :)

Allison B. said...

I just absolutely love sketches, and Kelly has such a fun style. Sign me up! Also, I think stretch your SKETCHES was a book made with me in mind. What a great ebook.

Steph said...

holy giveaways batman! I'm really hoping to get into that class, but the ebooks look cool too!

Susan said...

I'd love to take kelly's class ~ looks like fun and lots of inspiration!

Jennie said...

I would love to win a spot in kelly's class! It sounds awesome!!!

yvonne said...

i would love for you to enter me in both please as i would be over the moon if i won anything.

Victoria S. said...

Yes i'd love to win the sketch class and the e book - either would be great!

Victoria S. said...

Forgot to say which e-book - the one with sketches would be so helpful!

Rita said...

i'd really like to take the sketch class!

Marla Pierce said...

I would love to be a part of Kelly's class. And please put me in for a chance to win Stacy's e-book. How fun!

Keitha said...

It all sounds so fabulous - how would I ever choose? I'm a bonafide sketch junkie - so a seat in Kelly's class would be wonderful - as would Donna's book. I took Stacey's UR2 Cre8ive class eons ago at BPS - and for sure it set me free! If the book is anything like it, it'll be wonderful also.
Great giveaways - and I love your ampersands!

nanns01 said...

I would love to be entered in both giveaways. Kelly's class sounds great so for the theme I would pick 'Stretch Your Sketches' although both of those ebooks look fab! Thanks!

Nitasha said...

Yes, please enter me in both giveaways! These are two amazingly creative women and I would be so happy to participate in Kelly's sketch class or receive Stacey's book!

Stephanie said...

So excited about the sketchbook class! Of course, I would love to win that prize! :)

ToneF said...

Oh, I would love to be entered in both drawings ;)
Thank you sooo much for the chance to win!!!

Hope you have a lovely day :o)

Sarah said...

I would SO love to win a spot in the class... or one of the e-books! :) Thanks for the fun giveaways!

AdrianaP said...

I would love to be entered in the class giveaway. I would love to win a spot!!

{VICKI} said...

I would love to win Stacy's book!

Ann said...

Pick me, please! :)
thank you...

Doramiyi said...

Pls put me down for both! I would love to try out Kelly's class and get my hands on Stretch the Sketch. Thanks much.

doramiyi

Michelle said...

Pick me please!!!!!!!!!!