Saturday, March 06, 2010



That's what you say when you receive an email saying you've won the 10th Anniversary $1,000 Shopping Spree Sweepstakes!!!

At least that's what I said. Then, being the skeptic I am, I contacted Artbeads Customer Support to find out if the person who emailed me was legit.

She was. (Customer Support responded very quickly!)

And I did!!! I won!!! I can still hardly believe it.

I spent yesterday afternoon grinning from ear to ear. Truth be told, I've been grinning today, too. Now I just have to decide what I want. Let's see... what could I get?

BEADS!!! Because I love beads. Can't have enough of 'em. :-)

And even though my name's not Earl, I'm thinking there might be something to this karma thing... so I'm going to be doing some giveaways on my blog and to my Facebook fans for the remainder of the month. Not a Facebook fan yet? Click here to visit my page.

So let's start the karmic ball rolling with a giveaway, right here on this blog! For your chance to win a time2cre8 $25 Gift Certificate, do one or all of the following (the more you do, the more chances you have to win):

1. Leave a comment here telling me what you would buy with a $25 gift certificate to my shop (don't worry - I won't hold you to that choice!).

2. Blog about this giveaway and leave a comment with a link to your blog post.

3. Tweet about this giveaway, and include @time2cre8 in your Tweet. Leave a comment here letting me know you tweeted.

4. Link to this post on Facebook. Leave a comment here with a link to your Facebook link.

If you do all four of those things, you'll leave four comments here on my blog and have four chances to win! (All comments must be made on my blog, not on my Facebook page.)

Be sure I have a way to contact you: leave your email address, Etsy shop name, Artfire shop name, or something in your comment(s).

Entries/comments must be made by midnight (EST) on Tuesday, March 9. Early on Wednesday (after I've had my latte, of course), I'll use a random number generator to choose the winner. It'll be announced here later on Wednesday.

Good luck! And stay tuned for more giveaways this month ($25 goes even farther this month, since I'm having a 28% off sale on everything in my shop!).


ilovehellokitty said...

Congrats on winning that $1000 worth of beads on Artbeads! You are sooooo very lucky!!!! If I won your contest I'd love this pretty bracelet!

Ginger Scharnhorst

ilovehellokitty said...

Posted your giveaway on my facebook fan page:).

Higgins Design Studio said...

hmmmmm. $25 dollars... I love Evolutionary, Red Paint on Cement and Very Very Violet... well..... I love them all!

Cindy Earl Higgins

Higgins Design Studio said...

I just blogged about your give-away on

Higgins Design Studio said...

...and it aut-fed to Facebook where I posted it on my wall. You can find me as Cindy Earl Higgins there... And I also became a fan of your Facebook page!

Regina said...

If I won - I would have to give my certificate to my sister Cindy (Higgins Design Studios) and let her pick out anything SHE wanted - it'd be the only way to keep peace in the family! :-)

Regina said...!/regina.arlauckas?ref=mf

Added it to my FB status.

allison cecil said...

I have been admiring the Southwestern Checks for awhile now. Thanks M!

Regina said...

Oh and it is on my blog as well:

The lengths I will go to for my sister!! :-)

Sherri said...

Wow - your shop is amazing! If I won your giveaway, I'd have to chose one of your cuffs and right now I'm leaning towards the Mokume Gane in Turquoise and Brown. I posted your item on my fb fan page at: and tweeted you as well!


jvlt said...

congratulations! I entered but obviously didn't win - well, maybe I can partially win - here!

I'd buy more beads of course, mabye the antique silver pendant they are sold out of right now.

Jennifer said...

Congrats on your win! Regina sent me over.

Melissa said...

I really like this one!Pearlicious - Chunky Funky Faux Pearl Cluster on Oxidized Brass Chain (3172)

Melissa said...

Posted your giveaway on my facebook fan page:)

Carol said...

OMG!!! Congratulations!! I am so happy for you, and happy that I actually know of the person that won! How cool.

Count me in on your giveaway. I'd choose patterns...can't say which ones cause I'd have to eenee, meeenie.
xx, Carol

Natalia said...

Firstly, congratulations! (*jealous here!*) Secondly, I found it very hard to choose just one lovely from your shop, I think the Angel Feather cuff was my favourite though! :)

Pink Quartz Minerals said...

Grats on the bead winning jackpot!!

If I won I don't know what I would choose, I love it all!

Deb DiSalvo said...

I'm sure you will not be surprised that I would love to get this one!

I'll get busy posting about your give-away! Congrats on your win!Cheers.

Karen Gill said...

Well, MaryLou, one thing I would buy in your shop is the new Poppies cuff pattern!! I love it! That's what happens when you disappear for 5 days, all kinds of new things appear!!

GraceBeading said...

That is just so dang cool MaryLou. Big congratulations to you, have fun shopping!

Jennifer the Geeky said...

I'd put it towards this:

It seems so simple, yet so intricate :D Love it!

Janeen Burlingame said...

Congratulations on winning the $1000 and for sharing your winnings with some lucky person. If I won your $25 give away, I would buy one of the canvas on wood pendents because the subject matter is close to home (California beach and ocean scense). Or, I might buy some Rivoli crystals to use in a Ubete bracelet design I just learned.

Marjorie said...

Congrats on the Win MaryLou!!! =D I would Love to buy your Fabulous Coppery Cubes and Curls - Oglala Bracelet in Copper and Silver (3105.

I'm posting this on my FB too:
Enjoy the Spree! =)) Mx

Janeen said...

Congrats on your win and the generosity to share with others of your prize. If I won your giveaway, I might buy Rivoli cyrstals to make an Ubete bracelet, or buy a canvas on wood pendant because the subject matter of the paintings are close to me (the ocean and beach), or buy more Lilipilly shell pendents, or Swarovski bicones...okay, there's too much to choose from.

Ellen said...

How incredibly cool that you won the artbeads contest! Wow, wow and wow!

And how incredibly cool that you're paying it forward. wtg!

Ellen said...

Whoops, in my excitement for you, I neglected to say what I would do with the credit if I win.

That's an easy one! I will buy probably over $25.00 worth of your awesome patterns, that's what I'd do! :)


Ellen said...

I posted a link to your blog on my Facebook page:

Dawn- Bead All About It (PA) Owner said...

congrats on the big win :) That's awesome! If I won this 25 dollar one. I know i'd be hitting the patterns!! :) Almost done with the leaves and swirls one. I love it!