Monday, March 28, 2011

TheVoodooKitten Cool Flaming Pants - ♡it?♡it! Contest Winner

Despite FaceBook breaking so much more than usual after the "upgrade", we've still managed to have plenty of FUN in this month's ♡it?♡it! Contest. As always, we've feasted our eyes on some gorgeous gorgeous creations. Thank you for sharing, voting, or just visiting! YOU ROCK!

As usual, this was a quick and easy weekend contest, running on mv's Fan Page from 3/25/2011 to 3/27/2011, well, a little later in the month than usual :) 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 ;)

Before I tell you all about the COOL flaming pants, a little bit about this month's contest.

So while we've had less than half the normal number of entries, they've all made up in cuteness and beauty. AND this month we've had a record 19 votes for the winning entry!

We've had 10 GORGEOUS submissions and one more after the contest's end, you can see them all in the collage below. What TALENT! They all have MY vote :) You can find a list of links to each entry below the collage, although the photos are a little out of order...


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 artists know how much you appreciate their creations :)

Each entry also has a link to the item/listing page, so if you see something you MUST have in the collage above... you know where to find it :) I've also posted my first impression under every entry link, so go ahead and have fun reading them ;)

So here are the 10 links to the entries that made it into the ♡it?♡it! Contest:

1st entry2nd entry3rd entry4th entry5th entry6th entry7th entry8th entry9th entry10th entry

The TOP Winners are:

☆ 1st place: COOL Flaming Pants by TheVoodooKitten
☆ 2nd place: Amazing Diaper Cake by Quixotic Masks
☆ 3rd place: tie between Sinuous Copper Simplicity by BohemianIce and Awe-inspiring Super Moon by InletImages

And now... ::DRUMROLL::

Please allow me to introduce THE! COOL! FLAMING! PANTS!

Tee hee hee, ok, maybe a little too much enthusiasm here, but see that cutie patootie with the POPPING pants? (notice 2 Ps, not 2 Os LOL) Aren't they AWESOME? And they are made out of BANDANAS and grow with your child! Now how cool is THAT :)

So who's this talented artist who's come up with such magnificent summer pants? No other than our lovely Deborah! And who's that cutie patootie? Her ADORABLE son (who BTW comes up with the most hilarious quotes).

Deborah is our resident newbie helper, kindness provider, and just plain AWESOME. She is a mom, therefore she is a superhero :) How else could she manage to work a full time job, two shops, giveaways, social media, AND be an awesome mom? Calling on Mom SuperPowers!

She specializes in taking boring OUT of baby fashion with colorful outfits. And by colorful, she MEANS colorful, not pastels that only have a hint of color.

She is proudly making products that are designed to last forever, with REAL hems. Keep an eye on her shop for, in her own words, "Bibs, Burp Cloths, Blankets, Hooded Towels, Diaper Bags, Eco Shopping Bags, Hair accessories, Hats, Overall tutus, and whatever else I get an itch to make."

I sure hope she gets that itch to make stuff very often. I LOVE her stuff! And I'm not the only one. Did you know she was included in Mariah Carey's Baby gift basket through Hollywood baskets?!

She also ships worldwide, so if your summers get hot, you really want to check out those cool flaming bandana pants :)

You can find Deborah at:
  • http://facebook.com/CrankyCatStudio
  • http://VoodooKitten.com (Bonanza)
  • http://TheVoodooKitten.etsy.com
  • http://twitter.com/CrankyCatStudio

    And I really couldn't finish writing about the cool flaming pants without mentioning a few quotes from the model himself LOL He's 3 :)

    You should check Deborah's Fan page often for new quotes, here are just a few:

  • "I forgot how to drive."
  • "I was a baby, but then I turned back to normal."
  • "Mom's almost ready. She's gotta get more dressed."
  • "Is your name Mom or Debbie?"
  • "My brain is out of power."
  • "Help me! I'm falling up!"
  • "If you ride a roller coaster you have to keep your mouth shut so your teeth don't blow out."
  • "It's dark! I can't see my eyes!"
  • "Mmmmm I smell it! It went up my nose so I could smell it."
  • "Noooooooo!! I don't like bread! I like toast."

    LOL LOL I can't stop! They are so hilarious! Seriously, head over to her page and check them out :)

    I hope to 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 April and I will try to do it when most people are available. I am tentatively scheduling it for April 16th-17th for now :)

    Again, heartfelt thanks to all who've enjoyed this contest. You've made it so FUN! Thank you so much ♥
  • Tuesday, March 1, 2011

    mv March Games, Contest, and Giveaway - HOPE

    This month's games have just ended. THANK YOU ALL for joining in celebrating HOPE. It's been SUPER FUN! :) Please come back April 1st-8th for the next games and awesome prizes. Much LOVE!

    Let's have FUN FUN FUN! :) There's the usual TOP PLAYER contest, and there will be a random drawing giveaway as well! The games are week-long and end March 8th 2011 at 11:59 PM EST.

    See below for prizes, scores, and rules, or just click this button to enter the giveaway ➜ (5 mvpoints)
    You can increase your chances of winning by clicking the extra entries links.

    Jump to:
    Prizes ~ As many prizes as players :)
    Games ~ 5 AWESOME games
    Contests ~ TOP players
    Giveaway ~ random.org drawing 3/8/11 @ 11:59PM EST
    Rules ~ How to participate & italic print
    Scores ~ The list of AWESOME tweeps and peeps :)
    WINNERS ~ ☆☆ CONGRATULATIONS! ☆☆

    ● The PRIZES ●
  • TOP SCORE PRIZES (40 mvPOINTS+):
    1st place ........ Mystery Gift Box guaranteed to make you smile, $30+
    2nd place ....... Mystery Gift Box guaranteed to make you smile, $20+
    3rd place ........ Mystery Gift Box guaranteed to make you smile, $10+

  • mvPOINTS PRIZES:
    200 .......... GIFT CERTIFICATE: $5
    160 .......... GIFT CERTIFICATE: $3
    120 .......... GIFT CERTIFICATE: $2
    80 ............ GIFT CERTIFICATE: $1
    40 ............ Your link on the BONUS List
    20 ............ COUPON: FREE mv magnet & 10% OFF one item
    1 .............. One cool SEO dot on the dotties page (19 max) :)
    ~MAX mvPOINTS: 600 (three $5 gift certificates if playing to the max :)

  • Giveaway PRIZE:
    One lucky participant will be chosen using random.org and will win ❤FOUR $10 Gift Certificates❤ for jewelry, cards, services, aprons, crochet, fair trade coffee, candles, soaps, bags and MUCH MORE!

    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.) Yes, you can get extra entries :)

    Giveaway Gift Certificates:
    ➊ mv GC valid on cards, jewelry, and services only.
    ➋ ApronsByMeMe GC valid at apronsbymeme.artfire.com
    ➌ RunwayCrochet GC valid at runwaycrochet.etsy.com (crochet only)
    ➍ ES&H GC valid at stores.energyspirithope.com (FREE ship)
    ~ All GCs are transferrable (so you can use them as gifts or for yourself). By default, they all expire March 31st. Please contact me if you need to use them beyond the end of the month.

    ❁ March 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 is the LAST DAY of the games, so we have FIVE special #mvsecret items! They are easy to spot, look for the incredible deals on their prices :) Find them all and win FIFTY mvpoints.)

    ❁ Find the Duck GAME:
    A real duck has hidden somewhere in my shop. Find the duck, hit the TWEET button on that page, and add @mvbeads DUCK! 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 Tuesday 12PM. Find it again after it moves, and win again.

    ❁ TUMAY GAME:
    Every day, I will ask a question on my Fan page. Click 'like' and post a quick answer and win 3 mvpoints easy peasy. :)

    ❁ Tatyanna Likes to Smile GAME:
    Even if you've played last month, you can play again, and there's a new question to celebrate Tatyanna's Birthday :) You can answer by commenting below, or tweet the answers from the corresponding page by hitting the Tweet button on the upper right corner and editing to add the answer and #Tatyanna.
    ~ 1 ~ Who did she meet in this blog post?
    ~ 2 ~ What project did her sister pick?
    ~ 3 ~ Suitcases... they are like what?
    ~ 4 ~ How is milk packaged in this blog post?
    ~ 5 ~ What was Tatyanna's wish?
    ~ 6 ~ What color did they choose?
    ~ 7 ~ What did most drawings have in common?
    ~ 8 ~ What did Tatyanna use to say when offering coffee?
    ~ 9 ~ What did Tatyanna do to the TV?

    ❁ Positive GAME:
    Tweet @mvbeads a positive thought every day for 5 mvpoints each. I am looking forward to reading your tweets ♥



    ♥ How to participate ♥
    Twitter:
  • Find the secret item mentioned above and tweet with #mvsecret: 10 mvpoints each
  • Promote the games: 5 mvpoints each
  • Retweet any of @mvbeads's tweets: 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.

    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 the mvgames widget: 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 :)

    BONUS Giveaway Entries:
    The links below will tweet about players who have reached the 40 benchmark. Click to tweet and win extra entries in the giveaway. Easy Peasy! Each tweet will count as one extra entry. Maximum 5 clicks per link per day.

  • See what happens when a dishtowel marries an apron
  • Bingo? Jigsaw puzzles? Scrabble? Wear your fun :)
  • Scott distributes random acts of kindness. And optimal health :)
  • What would happen if Karl Lagerfeld picked up crochet?
  • This is what passion looks like. Weaving 11k+ beads one by one!
  • Help Tatyanna win more time against Batten Disease


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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. March coupons/gift certificates expire March 31st.


    ============ SCOREBOARD ============
    totalSCORES - POINTSavailable - @player
    8 - 0 - @ABCClothing TS
    2 - 0 - @AdelynsArmoire
    5 - 0 - @aMagpiesDream
    1 - 0 - @Amollies
    534 - 0 - @apronsbymeme TS
    4 - 0 - @Artibility
    3 - 0 - @AudreyGarden TS
    11 - 0 - @BackyardHabitat
    5 - 0 - @BattenDiseaseUK TS♡
    1 - 0 - @belbalbel
    7 - 0 - @belinhadesigner TS
    1 - 0 - @bridgetsuzan
    1 - 0 - @bsinical
    2 - 0 - @CatyAnn43506
    5 - 0 - @ChinaTravelBlog TS♡
    41 - 0 - @cntkreations TS
    1 - 0 - @cobraxcobrax
    1 - 0 - @CreatedSenses
    14 - 0 - @demure4you TS
    1 - 0 - @DesignsbyAudrey
    5 - 0 - @djrunnelsdotcom
    1 - 0 - @DonnasDesignsSC
    1 - 0 - @DorasPaintDrips
    1 - 0 - @erikaprice
    5 - 0 - @Glasspassions
    4 - 0 - @gossamerfae
    1 - 0 - @Granstreasures
    1 - 0 - @GreenerEdgeWeb
    1 - 0 - @grimmandgrete
    1 - 0 - @Haileysgarden
    581 - 0 - @happiehippiechk TS
    1 - 0 - @HellenaonEarth
    1 - 0 - @hesty_yovita
    9 - 0 - @InletBill
    2 - 0 - @islandhoney29
    1 - 0 - @itsadeal111
    1 - 0 - @kathisewnsew
    7 - 0 - @kgkrafts
    202 - 0 - @kraftymax TS
    1 - 0 - @LifeExpedition
    11 - 0 - @LilianEveDesign
    1 - 0 - @Liquidassetsh2o
    16 - 0 - @luvsParis TS
    9 - 0 - @MaggiesDesigns TS
    1 - 0 - @marialtri
    5 - 0 - @masjewerly
    1 - 0 - @MetalAmore TS
    11 - 0 - @Mom2Rylie
    1 - 0 - @mrslisaerg
    1 - 0 - @MysticMessages TS
    1 - 0 - @NursingReminder TS
    10 - 0 - @PaperOnParade
    2 - 0 - @pegasussoaps
    1 - 0 - @puffyl
    1 - 0 - @RainyRoots
    13 - 0 - @rebeljewel TS
    1 - 0 - @RoseofSharonLLC
    107 - 0 - @runwaycrochet TS
    1 - 0 - @SciNewsBlog
    4 - 0 - @ShadowDogDesign
    171 - 0 - @sleem1948 TS♡
    1 - 0 - @smallcomforts TS
    5 - 0 - @SPD85
    3 - 0 - @sueatkilmeedy
    5 - 0 - @sweepsweetie
    #ff - #ff - @tatyannashope TS♡
    1 - 0 - @ThatJewelryGuy
    1 - 0 - @TheBlushinRose
    2 - 0 - @UniqueNique01
    4 - 0 - @vabeachquilter
    1 - 0 - @vickyd4v3
    5 - 0 - @winnipeg_rt TS♡
    5 - 0 - @yetty331
    2 - 0 - barefootin' in SC
    8 - 0 - Carla D. M.
    4 - 0 - Dorothy F. B.
    1 - 0 - Jacquline L. S-F.
    3 - 0 - NeatBeading
    2 - 0 - Ohio Crochet Lady
    3 - 0 - Streetsmart Designzz
    4 - 0 - Tracy W. M.
    1 - 0 - Vipul A. R.

    @
    Do let me know if you are a player and I've missed you.
    Last updated 11:00 PM. Next scheduled update Tue 11:59 PM
    | (TS) Tatyanna Supporter | (♡) No contest entry |
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    Let's celebrate HOPE!

    Go ahead, have a blast, and enjoy the games! :)

    Love,
    mv





    AWARDED PRIZES:

    ☆☆ GIVEAWAY WINNER (random.org):
    82 players and 332 giveaway entries!

    Giveaway drawing in progress at random.org...
    Randomizing list...
    Picking random number... 42!
    WINNER IS...

    42. @happiehippiechk

    She wins FOUR $10 Gift Certificates, for a total of $40, from these GORGEOUS shops:

    ➊ mv GC valid at mv.ArtFire.com or any SEO services.
    ➋ ApronsByMeMe GC valid at apronsbymeme.artfire.com
    ➌ RunwayCrochet GC valid at runwaycrochet.etsy.com (crochet only)
    ➍ ES&H GC valid at stores.energyspirithope.com (FREE ship)

    Please email me for the codes and details.


    ☆☆ TOP SCORE PRIZES:
    ➊ @happiehippiechk (581)
    ..... Mystery Gift Box guaranteed to make you smile, $30+
    ➋ @apronsbymeme (534)
    ..... Mystery Gift Box guaranteed to make you smile, $20+
    ➌ @kraftymax (202)
    ..... Mystery Gift Box guaranteed to make you smile, $10+

    Please send me an email about yourself and your preferences so I can customize the mystery Gift Boxes. The gifts will not necessarily be from my shop, so do not hold back. Express your wishes, preferences, and desires :) I need YOUR help to make YOU smile :)


    ☆☆ Gift Certificate PRIZES:
    Everyone with over 80 available points, please contact me for your codes :)

    200 .......... GIFT CERTIFICATE: $5
    160 .......... GIFT CERTIFICATE: $3
    120 .......... GIFT CERTIFICATE: $2
    80 ............ GIFT CERTIFICATE: $1

    494 - @apronsbymeme - 2 x $5, 1 x $1, 14 SEO dots
    541 - @happiehippiechk - 2 x $5, 1 x $2, 19 SEO dots (or 10% +1 dot)
    162 - @kraftymax - 1 x $3, 2 SEO dots


    ☆☆ Magnet and 10% COUPON PRIZES:
    Everyone with over 20 available points, please contact me for your codes :)

    41 - @cntkreations
    67 - @runwaycrochet


    ☆☆ Cool SEO dots:
    Anyone on the players list 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 SEO link to the dotties page. Tweet SEODOTS @mvbeads and add which shop/website you would like a backlink to.


    ☆☆ Honorary mention (no contest entry):
    One of the best players has chosen not to enter the contest, and I would like to mention him as he is such a wonderful supporter of Tatyanna's Hope as well as many artists! 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 are AWESOME!


    Thank you all for the AWESOME FUN! See you April 1st for the next big games, or on twitter and FaceBook for smaller games throughout the month :)

    ♡ With LOVE and THANKS! ♡
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