Thursday, February 24, 2011

PaintingByEileen Uber Cute Gingerpeeps - "♡it? ♡it!" Contest Winner

We've had yet another awesome "♡it? ♡it!" Contest this month, and OH what FUN to see all the beautiful handmade creations!

As usual, this was a quick and easy weekend contest, running on mv's Fan Page from 2/19/2011 to 2/21/2011 (Ok, unlike the previous one, this was extended 'till Monday since it was a holiday). All my lovely talented fans were invited to share their latest creation, and we all got to vote on ALL the ones we liked. "Like it?? Like it!!" :) CLICK that 'Like' button when you like something ;)

Eileen's heartwarmingly cute gingerpeeps won, and it was such a tight race! No wonder with such wonderful handmade pretties! While Eileen's adorable gingerbread butter dish has already sold, you can still see it in all its cute glory in this album. And while you are there, say Hi from me :) She's such a LOVELY artist and friend!

You can find more of Eileen's ADORABLE art in her Ebay store as well as her Fan page. But better hurry! They sell like hotcakes!! She also has a blog at paintingbyeileen.blogspot.com if you'd like to see more of her gorgeous paintings♡

So a little bit about this month's "♡it? ♡it!" entries.

We've had 23 GORGEOUS submissions you can see in the collage below. Aren't they B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L? You won't find anything like it in big box stores. I couldn't help but vote for all of them! You can find a list of links to each entry below the collage.


You can check out all the entries by clicking on the links below (don't worry, they will open in a new window, so you can easily come back to this page). You can still vote 'Like' and comment, it's never too late to let artisans know how much you appreciate their creations :)

1st entry2nd entry3rd entry4th entry5th entry6th entry7th entry8th entry9th entry10th entry11th entry12th entry13th entry14th entry15th entry16th entry17th entry18th entry19th entry20th entry21st entry22nd entry23rd entry

Wheee! That's a lot of ♡s, LOVE it!! :)

The TOP Winners were:

❥ 1st place: ADORABLE Ginger Peeps
❥ 2nd place: CUTE Psychedelic Teapot
❥ 3rd place: Rock'n'Roll Saves the Earth
❥ Honorable mention: Queen of the Castle


See you at the next "♡it? ♡it!" Contest, coming soon to a location near you: mv's fan page on your computer LOL If you'd like to participate and have a date preference, comment below with your preferred weekend in March and I will try to do it when most people are available :)

Heartfelt thanks to all who've enjoyed this contest. You've made it so FUN! Thank you so much ♥

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

15% OFF your order - Birthday Sale - Through 02/28/2011

Oh my, it took a while to go through all my lovely followers' links and put the list in at random.org. But here I am, with list and random number in hand, and the WINNER of the ♥Blog Followers Giveaway♥ is...

Oh, I LOVE suspense, don't you? :)

Before I announce the winner, I would like to thank all my LOVELY followers for their continuous love and support. You are all wonderful, and each and every one of you has a place in my heart. I thank you for following along while I journey through this world of online... stuff :D

I'm already late and I don't want to keep you for too long... the winner of the $10 Gift Certificate is... ::DRUMROLL::

Momwithahook !!

WHEEEE! CONGRATULATIONS! I will contact you soon :)



We've had no entries (but plenty of support) in the ♥Happy Birthday Tatyanna Giveaway♥, so I've added the $15 to my small birthday gift and any proceeds and royalties as of tonight :) I'm hoping Tatyanna's birthday was MARVELOUS!

You can still send her your good wishes through her blog at tatyannashope.blogspot.com or her site at tatyannashope.com. She is such a wonderful child!

Thank you again to all who are helping spread the word about Tatyanna, helping save her life. While there is no cure, an experimental treatment exists and there is HOPE ! Let's help her celebrate many birthdays! You all have my HEARTFELT THANKS!




Now through February 28th, use coupon HAPPYBIRTHDAYTATYANNA at checkout to save 15% OFF your order total. When you use this coupon, 50% of proceeds will be donated to Tatyanna's Hope Fund to help Tatyanna fight Batten Disease.

Custom orders and THE BIN items DO qualify for the sale! That's a CRAZY AWESOME deal!

♥ Blog Followers Giveaway ♥
All my lovely followers will be entered to win a $10 Gift Certificate. The winner will be chosen by random.org from the list of followers as of February 28th 11:59 EST. Click the Follow button to enter. Easy peasy. :)

♥ Happy Birthday Tatyanna Giveaway ♥

Each item purchased using this coupon will count as an entry in the Happy Birthday Tatyanna Giveaway. The winner will be chosen by random.org on February 28th at 11:59 PM EST and will be awarded a $15 Gift Certificate to be used at mv.ArtFire.com. Gift Certificate is transferrable and can be personalized with your To, From, and Occasion.

Entries in the giveaway will also be awarded for every "Happy Birthday Tatyanna" charitable donation to Tatyanna's Hope Fund, either through tatyannashope.blogspot.com or tatyannashope.com. Email me or comment below so I can count your entry. Mention NoEntry if you'd like to show your support without entering the giveaway.

Tatyanna's Birthday is February 28 and she will be eight this year. Read more about her and her family's three long years of battling Batten Disease at her Tatyanna's Hope Blog.

Happy Birthday Tatyanna! ♥ May this be a year of progress towards a better quality of life! I hope your upcoming trip will bring many smiles to you and your family ♥


100% of my Royalties from all Senbazuru~Get Well products are also donated to Tatyanna's Hope Fund.
  • Zazzle mvgifts and ArtFire mv royalties, proceeds, and gifts so far, to be donated on February 28th: US$11.35
  • Friday, February 11, 2011

    Follow @ConanOBrien. Twitter says so! :)

    SO.

    A couple weeks back, here I was, browsing Twitter just for fun, checking out random names and words just to see who's there. And then I found @Jesus.

    Not quite the Jesus you'd expect. If you are looking for that one, @J_E_S_U_S_LIVES is a closer match :)

    BUT.

    What really got my attention were Twitter's suggestions of similar people to follow: God... and Conan O'Brien.



    SEE?

    Twitter says so! Follow @ConanOBrien! :)

    Tuesday, February 1, 2011

    mv February Games, Contests, and Giveaway - ♫Love is in the air♪

    This month's games have just ended. Thank you all for the FUN! Please come back March 1st-8th for the next mv games and awesome prizes. Much LOVE!

    mv's February Games are here!

    There's plenty of FUN to be had, you can enter contests, and there will be a random drawing giveaway as well! The games are week-long and end on February 8th 2011 at 11:59 EST.

    See below for prizes, scores, and rules, or just click this button to enter the giveaway ➜

    Jump to:
    ~ Tatyanna ~ NOTE: While there are gifts associated with helping Tatyanna, I have chosen not to display their values, as I know you will help her from the kindness of your heart. ~ Visit her site
    Prizes ~ As many prizes as players :)
    Games ~ 4 AWESOME games
    Contests ~ TOP players & Tatyanna's TOP promoter
    Giveaway ~ random.org drawing 2/8/11 @ 11:59PM EST
    Rules ~ How to participate & italic print
    Scores ~ The list of AWESOME tweeps and peeps :)
    WINNERS ~ Check back February 9th to celebrate

    ● The PRIZES ●
  • TOP SCORE PRIZES (40 mvPOINTS+):
    1st place ........ $20 Starbucks Congratulations Card
    2nd place ....... $10 Gift Certificate
    3rd place ........ 50% OFF one product

  • mvPOINTS PRIZES:
    200 .......... GIFT CERTIFICATE: $5
    160 .......... GIFT CERTIFICATE: $3
    120 .......... GIFT CERTIFICATE: $2
    80 ............ GIFT CERTIFICATE: $1
    20 ............ COUPON: FREE mv magnet
    1 .............. One cool dot on the dotties page (19 max) :)
    ~MAX mvPOINTS: 600 (three $5 gift certificates if playing to the max :)


  • Random PRIZE:
    One lucky participant will be chosen using random.org and will win a $10 Gift Certificate. Enter the giveaway either by posting a comment, sending an email, or in any of the ways described below (all venues qualify, FB, twitter, blogs, etc.)

  • Tatyanna's TOP PROMOTER PRIZE:
    For most promotions of http://www.tatyannashope.com or http://tatyannashope.blogspot.com, with @tatyannashope. Look for the Tweet button on the blog and click it to help spread the word. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
    Tatyanna is a very brave little girl fighting Batten Disease with the help of many lovely people who have joined efforts to allow her to benefit from the latest research.

    My lovely friend Cynthia (Tatyanna's Hope bridal auction) showed me Tatyanna's site just a couple days ago, and I immediately fell in love with this amazing child who finds the strength to smile and hug other people's worries away, when she herself is suffering.

    Read on for other ways to help Tatyanna, and to play the Tatyanna Likes to Smile game. Tatyanna likes having FUN, who says we can't have fun helping her as well :)

    ❁ February GAMES ❁
    ❁ Secret Item GAME:
    Every day, a secret item will be discounted more than 50%OFF. The item will go back to its old price at midnight and will be disclosed on twitter. Tweet the secret item and add the word #mvsecret to win 10 mvPOINTS! Purchase it and win 20 mvPOINTS! Purchase and tweet for 30 points total. That's almost half way to the first gift certificate!
    ~ (Secret items have a ❁ mark in their More Info area. Find the mark to see the original price. Today's #mvsecret is BLUE.)

    ❁ Find the Duck GAME:
    A real duck has hidden somewhere on this blog. Find the duck and click it to win 5 mvpoints. Toy ducks don't count :)
    ~ Beware, this ain't no sitting duck! THIS duck likes to waddle around. It last changed location Saturday 8AM. Find it again, and win again.

    ❁ Tell me More About Yourself (TMMAY):
    Every day, I will ask a question about you on my Fan page. Post a quick answer and win 2 mvpoints easy peasy. :)

    ❁ Tatyanna Likes to Smile GAME:
    Keep an eye out for the #Tatyanna hashtag on Twitter and answer the daily quest before midnight to win. (#DQ tweets go live at 11:40AM EST).
    ~ 2/1 ~ Who did she meet in this blog post?
    ~ 2/2 ~ What project did her sister pick?
    ~ 2/3 ~ Suitcases... they are like what? Happy New Year! :)
    ~ 2/4 ~ How is milk packaged in this blog post?
    ~ 2/5 ~ What was Tatyanna's wish?
    ~ 2/6 ~ What color did they choose?
    ~ 2/7 ~ What did most drawings have in common?
    ~ 2/8 ~ What did Tatyanna use to say when offering coffee?



    ◉ ⓈⓊⓟⒺⓇⒷⓄⓌⓁ ⓈⓊⓃⒹⒶⓎ ◉
    SuperBowl Sunday Trivia Games, every hour on the hour on twitter at @mvbeads. Reply before 11PM EST to be awarded mvpoints. Add #noentry to play without entering the giveaway. The SuperBowl scores (max 100) will be posted 11PM EST. The questions will also be posted here after the SuperBowl is over :)
    ◉ See below for even more games

    The 20 Trivia Questions Played during Super Bowl Sunday:
    ◉ 9 PM: What was the Super Bowl called back in 1967?
    ◉ 8 PM: Which team does the Lambeau Leap?
    ◉ 7 PM: Which team wears its logo on just one side of the helmet?
    ◉ 6 PM: Who are you rooting for?
    ◉ 5 PM: Which state has hosted only one Super Bowl?
    ◉ 4 PM: How many teams have played on their own home field?
    ◉ 3 PM: How many teams have only played once in the SuperBowl?
    ◉ 2 PM: How many MVPs are in the Pro Football Hall of Fame?
    ◉ 1 PM: Which state has hosted the most Super Bowls?
    ◉ 12 PM: Do we eat more at Christmas or Super Bowl (US)?
    ◉ 11 AM: How many pounds does a Vince Lombardi Trophy weigh?
    ◉ 10 AM: Which team has scored the most points in a single game?
    ◉ 9 AM: Which team has played in the most Super Bowls?
    ◉ 8 AM: What material is the Vince Lombardi Trophy made of?
    ◉ 7 AM: Who has scored the most touchdowns in Super Bowl history?
    ◉ 6 AM: How many teams total have ever played in the Super Bowl?
    ◉ 5 AM: Which team won the First Super Bowl?
    ◉ 4 AM: What was the longest field goal in Super Bowl history?
    ◉ 3 AM: Which team holds the most Vince Lombardi Trophies?
    ◉ 2 AM: Where was the first Super Bowl held?



    ♥ How to participate ♥
    Twitter:
  • Find the secret item mentioned above and tweet with #mvsecret: 10 mvpoints each
  • Promote the games: 5 mvpoints each
  • Refer friends to join the ArtFire Community: 5 mvpoints each
  • Retweet any of @mvbeads's tweets: 1 mvpoint each
  • Tweet an item from http://mv.ArtFire.com and add #mvlove: 1 mvpoint each
  • Add #mvlove to a funny tweet: Priceless :)
  • Anything with #mvlove or #Tatyanna will get my attention, so be creative :)
  • ♥♥♥ Spread the word and help Tatyanna. ♥♥♥ Thank you!

    FaceBook:
  • Promote the games and add @mv Fan Page: 5 mvpoints each
  • Comment on any games related post on my Fan page: 2 mvpoints each
  • Click 'Like' on any games related post on my Fan page: 1 mvpoint each
  • Referrals: 1 mvpoint for each lovely new fan referred by you (who mentions who sent them)
  • Spread the word about any of the sites, auctions, pages, etc. related to Tatyanna and let me know.

    ArtFire:
  • Purchase any product from mv.ArtFire.com: 20 mvpoints per item
    ~ (Mention Tatyanna in Note to Seller and 50% of proceeds will be donated to her Hope Fund within 2 weeks of purchase.)
  • Post a link to this blog in the forums: 5 mvpoints
  • Add a widget with a link to this blog post: 5 mvpoints

    Blogs and other venues:
  • Follow this blog and comment below: 10 mvpoints (valid if already a follower as well)
  • Promote the games and comment below with a link: 5 mvpoints each
  • Tell me your favorite item from my zazzle store: 5 mvpoints
    ~ (100% of my Royalties from "Get Well Wishes" Senbazuru products will be donated to Tatyanna's Hope Fund.)
  • Be creative: 2-10 mvpoints each :)

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    PRIZES while supplies last. First come, first served. Ties broken in order of comments on this post. 600 mvpoints max. Coupons and gift certificates cannot be combined (one coupon/gift certificate per order). Coupons and gift certificates are transferrable. All prizes come with FREE shipping to the US. mvPOINTS can be redeemed at any time by sending a tweet to @mvbeads with the hashtag word #mvREDEEM and your choice of prize. I will reply either through Direct Message or email within 24 hours and send the code corresponding to your prize. The points will be deducted from your available mvpoints as soon as your code goes live. February coupons/gift certificates expire February 28th.


    ============ SCOREBOARD ============
    totalSCORES - POINTSavailable - @player
    2 - 0 - @44chicken TS
    36 - 0 - @ABCClothing TS
    2 - 0 - @AdelynsArmoire
    6 - 0 - @ADRPhotography TS
    9 - 0 - @Amollies TS
    1 - 0 - @ApplesModernArt
    420 - 0 - @apronsbymeme (s40) TS
    3 - 0 - @artbymimulux
    6 - 0 - @ArtFireCoupons TS♡
    1 - 0 - @Artibility
    2 - 0 - @audreys7 TS
    1 - 0 - @beadsoul
    10 - 0 - @Birdinatreecr TS
    1 - 0 - @birdy27
    6 - 0 - @BlissBridalShoe TS
    1 - 0 - @BriansWifey05
    1 - 0 - @bungelowjame TS
    1 - 0 - @catalina23etsy
    1 - 0 - @Catcanpaint TS
    6 - 0 - @catinalife
    151 - 0 - @cntkreations TS☆
    4 - 0 - @craftynessss TS
    1 - 0 - @Craftsbykeri TS
    4 - 0 - @CrankyCatStudio
    1 - 0 - @debrav
    14 - 0 - @demure4you
    1 - 0 - @designerpens
    10 - 0 - @djrunnelsdotcom
    1 - 0 - @ecogreenies
    4 - 0 - @edistreasures
    1 - 0 - @eversochic
    1 - 0 - @fairy_jewelry
    20 - 0 - @ForgetMeNotSoap TS
    1 - 0 - @gaiagardens TS
    12 - 0 - @gossamerfae TS
    4 - 0 - @Gracienell TS
    1 - 0 - @handmadesat TS
    4 - 0 - @InletBill
    1 - 0 - @JAY91LOVE
    2 - 0 - @Jewels4Poverty
    5 - 0 - @jiltedrose
    1 - 0 - @JuliaPeculiart
    1 - 0 - @JulieClarkArt
    1 - 0 - @kathisewnsew
    207 - 0 - @kraftymax TS
    1 - 0 - @Less10ShopsonAF
    1 - 0 - @littlebeadshop
    1 - 0 - @lulugirl1230
    25 - 0 - @luvsParis TS
    9 - 0 - @MaggiesDesigns TS
    1 - 0 - @marriedcoupons
    1 - 0 - @mattsmom15 TS
    6 - 0 - @MBMPhotography TS
    4 - 0 - @MelanieR
    2 - 0 - @monikadesign
    6 - 0 - @My_Face_Book TS
    2 - 0 - @mysillydoodle
    2 - 0 - @MysticMessages TS
    1 - 0 - @NaviWing TS
    4 - 0 - @nobleclassified TS
    1 - 0 - @OrigMischief
    1 - 0 - @PaperOnParade
    4 - 0 - @pineconeteacup TS
    1 - 0 - @pinkalchemy
    6 - 0 - @PinkStudiosnet
    10 - 0 - @PoetessWug2 (s10)
    5 - 0 - @PrairieBoutique
    4 - 0 - @recipes4choc TS
    4 - 0 - @ReneeANDSharon
    9 - 0 - @RoseofSharonLLC TS
    6 - 0 - @runwaycrochet TS
    2 - 0 - @rudyandmarta
    4 - 0 - @senspleasures TS
    1 - 0 - @ShadowDogDesign
    1 - 0 - @sisterjewelry TS
    261 - 0 - @sleem1948 TS♡
    1 - 0 - @sprout5 (s0)
    12 - 0 - @StarfmBrandon TS♡
    3 - 0 - @tammymarie111
    #ff - #ff - @tatyannashope TS♡
    1 - 0 - @TheBlushinRose TS
    1 - 0 - @TheSpottedOlive
    1 - 0 - @TrendyBindi
    6 - 0 - @TWIS_Weddings TS
    15 - 0 - @UniqueNique01 TS
    3 - 0 - @vabeachquilter
    1 - 0 - @Virtual_Mall
    6 - 0 - @WhiteLuxShoes TS
    1 - 0 - @WebSelling4U
    3 - 0 - @wineberrybears TS
    1 - 0 - @winnipeg_rt TS♡
    1 - 0 - @WoodArtsUniv
    1 - 0 - @Yuliyart TS
    6 - 0 - 101.1 The Farm TS♡
    4 - 0 - A Green Dress
    1 - 0 - Colandra L.
    1 - 0 - DeeCee's Wire Wonders
    1 - 0 - Fairy Elephant Designs
    20 - 0 - Golden Bells
    1 - 0 - HollyCraft
    2 - 0 - House of Paws Pet Portraits
    2 - 0 - Mandy Wark Photography TS
    4 - 0 - NeatBeading
    3 - 0 - Sea Breeze Jewels TS
    3 - 0 - Two Artisan Sisters TS

    @
    Do let me know if you are a player and I've missed you.
    Scoreboard last updated 11:59 PM. The contest is now closed. Thank you ALL for playing, caring, sharing, and visiting! You are AWESOME!!
    | (TS) Tatyanna Supporter | (♡) No giveaway entry | (☆) Current Top Supporter |
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    ♫Love is in the air♪
    Go ahead, have a blast, and enjoy the games! :)

    Love,
    mv




    AWARDED PRIZES:

    ⓈⓊⓟⒺⓇⒷⓄⓌⓁ ⓈⓊⓃⒹⒶⓎ Winner, with 40 points, @apronsbymeme with ApronsbyMeMe.ArtFire.com! She won a prize I picked special for her, a Blessing Card ("Cross in the Clouds").

    Special Giveaway within a Giveaway, 100th entry prize goes to Sarah from Wood Arts Universe with her 'Like' entry on FaceBook! Congratulations Sarah! Please pick your prize from the 100th entry GIVEAWAY album :)

    GIVEAWAY WINNER (random.org):
    @luvsParis ...... $10 Gift Certificate

    TOP SCORE PRIZES:
    @apronsbymeme ........ $20 Starbucks Congratulations Card
    @kraftymax ....... $10 Gift Certificate
    @cntkreations ........ 50% OFF one product

    Gift Certificate PRIZES:
    420 - 420 - @apronsbymeme
    207 - 207 - @kraftymax
    151 - 151 - @cntkreations

    Magnet PRIZES:
    36 - 36 - @ABCClothing
    25 - 25 - @luvsParis
    20 - 20 - Golden Bells
    20 - 20 - @ForgetMeNotSoap

    Cool dots:
    You can save up to 19 mvpoints a month and accumulate them over the year to use for future prizes. Just let me know and I will add your link to the dotties page. If there's a shop you would like to link on that page, let me know as well.

    Honorary mention (no contest entry):
    One of the big players has chosen not to enter the contest, and I would like to mention him as he has been such a wonderful supporter of Tatyanna's Hope! If you have a twitter account, please follow @sleem1948 He is a wonderful friend, and he is always helping other tweeps with RTs and shoutouts! Thank you Scott! You ROCK!

    TOP Tatyanna Supporter PRIZE:
    @cntkreations ...... Starbucks Gift Card matched by a donation to Tatyanna's Hope
    Thank you all for the INCREDIBLE support for Tatyanna's Hope. Please keep spreading the word, every little dollar, RT, mention, prayer... Everything adds up and helps tremendously! A million drops make a river! Again, heartfelt thanks for all your help spreading the word ♥

    Thank you all for the AWESOME FUN! See you next month for the next big games, or on twitter and FaceBook for smaller games throughout the month :)

    With LOVE and THANKS!
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