Saturday, May 14, 2011

PaintingByEileen Gingerpeep Cuteness Overload - ♡it?♡it! Contest Winner

Despite the gorgeous weather competing with FaceBook, we've still managed to have a great and FUN time checking out all the new creations from AWESOME ARTISTS.

We've only had 15 entries this month, but look how PRETTY they are!

This month has been super crazy, so I'll update later with the 'Like' vote counts, but you can see all the beauties above at Links to each entry coming up as soon as I can get a Round Tuit :D

Our lovely Eileen with PaintingByEileen has won the contest for a second time, and no wonder... How could you not LOVE this sleeping gingerpeep angel? :)

This ADORABLE spice holder has more cute than! Eileen has such an amazing gift for painting with feelings. The lids of each jar are each handpainted with a different gingerpeep, each and every one more adorable than the others. That means... they are all INFINITELY ADORABLE! :)

Look at those cuties, don't they put a BIG SMILE on your face? See what I mean? :D

So which one is your favorite gingerbread cutie? My favorite is still the sleeping one with his cinnamon stick, but they are all SO SO SO ADORABLE!

I'm really happy Eileen shared her gingerpeeps with us, this spiceholder really showcases her AMAZING TALENT with the brush and the heartstrings :) Each ginger face is different, each with its own personality, and ALL ADORABLE!

We need a better word than adorable :) I'm very tempted to add Gingerpeep as a synonym for ULTRA SUPER ADORABLY CUTE... What do you think? :)

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 if you'd like to see more of her gorgeous paintings♡

I'll update the blog post as soon as I can get a better internet connection, so check back in a week or two.

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 June 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 ♥

Sunday, May 1, 2011

mv May Games, Contest, and Giveaway - GRATITUDE

This month's games have ended. See you all June 1st-8th for the next games and awesome prizes. Thank You ALL for an AMAZING week, it's been a BLAST! You are ALL ☆☆☆☆☆ LOVE YA!

Let's be GRATEFUL for all the awesome things and people in our lives and let us not forget to 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 May 6th 2011 at 11:59 PM EST.

See below for prizes, scores, and rules, or just click this button to enter the giveaway (5 mvpoints)
Click the extra entries links to increase your chances of winning :)

Jump to:
Prizes ~ As many prizes as players :)
Games ~ 5 AWESOME games
Contests ~ TOP players
Giveaway ~ drawing 5/6/11 @ 11:59PM EST
Rules ~ How to participate & italic print
Scores ~ The list of AWESOME tweeps and peeps :)
WINNERS ~ 25 GCs, coupons, and gifts awarded & LOADS of SEO dots! :) CONGRATULATIONS ALL!

● The PRIZES ●
    1st place ........ PayPal Gift Certificate ($15)
    2nd place ....... PayPal Gift Certificate ($10)
    3rd place ........ PayPal Gift Certificate ($5)

    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 and will win ❤FOUR $10 Gift Certificates❤ for jewelry, cards, services, stunning artisan soaps, cute figurines and wedding cake toppers, fair trade coffee, candles, bags, and MUCH MORE!

    Enter the giveaway either by clicking this button , posting a comment, sending an email, or in any of the ways described below (all venues qualify, FB, twitter, blogs, forums, etc.) Yes, you can get extra entries :)

    Use your GCs to shop for AWESOME gifts and prizes at:
    mv GC valid on cards, jewelry, and services.
    ➋ Allegheny Hearth GC valid at
    ➌ Buttonwilloe GC valid at
    ➍ ES&H GC valid at
    ~ All GCs are transferrable (so you can use them as gifts or for yourself). By default, they all expire May 31st. Please contact me if you need to use them beyond the end of the month.

    ❁ May GAMES ❁
    ❁ Secret Deal GAME:
    Every day, a secret deal will be discounted more than 50%OFF. The secret deal item will go back to its old price at midnight and will be disclosed on twitter. Tweet the secret deal and add the word #mvsecret to win 10 mvpoints! Purchase it and win 40 mvpoints! That's half way to the first gift certificate!
    ~ (Secret deals have a ❁ mark in their More Info area. Find the mark to see the original price. Today's secret deal is HORNY)

    ❁ 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 Friday 9AM. Find it again after it moves, and win again.

    Every day, I will ask a question on my Fan page. Click 'like' and post a quick answer to win 3 EZ points. :)

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

    ❁ Matching GAME:
    Pick a favorite creation of yours, find an item from mv's ArtFire shop or gift shop that would wear/pair nicely with your creation, and put both links in a tweet to @mvbeads for 5 mvpoints. One match per day.
    ~Particularly nice matches will win 10 mvpoints and my favorite match will be featured on my blog. So go ahead and have FUN, your apron with an mv necklace, your earrings with an mv card, your handmade gift for mom with mv's Kakuro/Sudoku Poster... Looking forward to seeing your creative matches! :)

    10 mvpoint matches so far:
    When you reach for the stars you can achieve the dreams of your heart always! =D

    ♥ How to participate ♥
  • Find the secret deal of the day mentioned above and tweet with #mvsecret: 10 mvpoints each
  • Play any of the other games above: 5-10 mvpoints each
  • Promote the games: 5 mvpoints each
  • Retweet any of today's @mvbeads tweets: 1 mvpoint each
  • Add #mvlove to a funny tweet: Priceless :)
  • Anything with #mvlove will get my attention, so be creative :)
  • ♥♥♥ Spread the word and help Tatyanna. ♥♥♥ She is currently in China undergoing treatment, let's hope and pray everything will go well. While she may not have access to the Internet while there, her hope is that of many, so let's keep spreading the word. Thank you so much!

  • 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

  • Purchase any product from 40 mvpoints per item
    ~ (Mention Tatyanna in Note to Seller and 50% of proceeds will be donated to her Hope Fund.)
  • Activate the mvgames widget: 10 mvpoints
  • Post a link to this blog in the forums: 5 mvpoints

    Blogs and other venues:
  • Follow this blog and comment below: 10 mvpoints (valid if already a follower as well)
  • Add the mvgames widget: 10 mvpoints
  • Promote the games and comment below with a link: 5 mvpoints each
  • Tell me your favorite item from my zazzle store, maximum one link per day :) 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.

  • I can't believe it's soap! Check out the AMAZING details!
  • You ain't seen cute 'till you've seen CUTE as a buttonwilloe!
  • Dishtron - the OTHER Tron. Can you guess what it is? :)
  • Don't worry be Happie :) Peace out man, check out this gal ☮
  • Crochet - creative knot tying turned to art!
  • It's owl in the personality. Art with spirit & heart ♡
  • This is what passion looks like. Weaving 11k+ beads one by one!
  • Oh my! How CUTE! Tags made to look just like your furbaby!
  • Help Tatyanna win more time against Batten Disease

    Games widget/gadget (10 mvpoints)

    <!-- Begin FREE FUN Widget --><center><a href="" title="mv FUN Games Giveaways Contests and Coupons" target="_blank" >mv Games<br /><img src="" alt="mv FUN Games Giveaways Contests and Coupons" title="mv FUN Games Giveaways Contests and Coupons" border="0" /></a></center><!-- End FREE FUN Widget -->

    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. May coupons/gift certificates expire May 31st.

    ============ SCOREBOARD ============
    totalSCORES - POINTSavailable - @player
    1 - 1 - @afong1982
    6 - 6 - @artemis5200
    2 - 2 - @Amii1011
    746 - 600 - @apronsbymeme TS
    3 - 3 - @Artibility
    6 - 6 - @BackyardHabitat
    222 - 3 - @barleecreations
    1 - 1 - @BaubleBin
    2 - 2 - @bearabledeals
    1 - 1 - @BeautifulDeathC
    284 - 265 - @BernoullisAttic TS
    2 - 2 - @Bubyboopz87
    110 - 91 - @buttonsmail
    13 - 13 - @Catherin03
    5 - 5 - @Cato_Escobar
    1 - 1 - @Click_4click
    2 - 2 - @craftsbykeri
    19 - 0 - @CrankyCatStudio
    2 - 2 - @crazy_rebecca
    1 - 1 - @DaniAguilerah
    11 - 11 - @demure4you
    3 - 3 - @DesignsbyAudrey
    14 - 14 - @Ebay_NoMore
    17 - 17 - @EtsyCents
    28 - 28 - @EvisWorldOnEtsy
    1 - 1 - @fairy_jewelry
    1 - 1 - @franbag
    2 - 2 - @freetweetdaily
    2 - 2 - @garysongs
    480 - 461 - @happiehippiechk TS
    1 - 1 - @IMR_TAXI
    1 - 1 - @iyosyos
    1 - 1 - @jansart
    2 - 2 - @jewelrybyluetco
    1 - 1 - @JudyCogoDesigns
    7 - 7 - @JulieClarkArt
    5 - 5 - @kathisewnsew
    8 - 8 - @KittyMeDesigns
    67 - 67 - @kraftymax TS
    2 - 2 - @lisagracephoto
    1 - 1 - @luvsParis
    32 - 32 - @MaggiesDesigns TS
    6 - 0 - @namalihandcraft
    6 - 6 - @nobleclassified
    49 - 49 - @quirkydd TS
    3 - 3 - @PantyhoseArt
    2 - 2 - @pink80sgirl
    1 - 1 - @ReneeANDSharon
    1 - 1 - @RoEnchantedDesi
    5 - 5 - @RoyalMetalsNJ
    3 - 3 - @runwaycrochet
    3 - 3 - @saxie5
    2 - 2 - @SilverSkyDesign
    12 - 12 - @sleem1948 TS♡
    1 - 1 - @smallcomforts
    105 - 86 - @soapsmith
    1 - 1 - @StormFlight
    1 - 1 - @SturmDM
    #ff - #ff - @tatyannashope TS♡
    5 - 5 - @TheBeadMuseTx
    1 - 1 - @twiiturn
    1 - 1 - @WingsDove
    1 - 1 - BohemianIce & AliveWithColor Art, Photography and Jewelry Studio
    4 - 4 - Brenda H.
    1 - 1 - Country Garden Stitchery
    2 - 2 - Kelly P. T.
    1 - 1 - LusciousLatherBathAndBeauty
    1 - 1 - Ohio Crochet Lady
    2 - 2 - OnceAgainDesigns
    2 - 2 - paintingfromtheheart - ELFIE'S DECORATIVE ART
    2 - 2 - Pam's Watercolor Pet Portraits
    3 - 3 - Quixotic Masks
    2 - 2 - Trixi's Treasures
    1 - 1 - Underground Studio
    2 - 2 - Vintage to New
    1 - 1 - Vipul A.

    Last updated 11:59 PM. Next scheduled update: See you June 1st :)
    Do let me know if you are a player and I've missed you.
    Click the Follow buttons on the follow-fun-fellow-players list to easily follow 5+ pts awesome players. They RT & they are interactive! :)
    | (TS) Tatyanna Supporter | (♡) No contest entry |

    Let's have FUN FUN FUN! Go ahead, have a blast, and enjoy the games! :)



    75 players and 453 giveaway entries!

    Giveaway drawing in progress at
    Randomizing list...
    Picking random number... 141!
    WINNER IS...

    141. @BernoullisAttic

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

    mv GC valid on cards, jewelry, and services.
    ➋ Allegheny Hearth GC valid at
    ➌ Buttonwilloe GC valid at
    ➍ ES&H GC valid at

    Please email me for the Gift Certificate codes and details.

    ➊ @apronsbymeme (600) ........ PayPal Gift Certificate ($15)
    ➋ @happiehippiechk (480) ..... Starbucks Gift Certificate ($10) (or PayPal equivalent)
    ➌ @BernoullisAttic (284) ..... PayPal Gift Certificate ($5)

    Please send me an email to arrange for the Gift Certificate transfer. If you don't drink coffee, let me know and we'll arrange for an equivalent prize :)

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

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

    600 - @apronsbymeme - 3 x $5
    222 - @barleecreations - 1 x $5 + 1 x 10% + 2 SEO DOTS (or 19)
    284 - @BernoullisAttic - 1 x $5 + 1 x $1 & 4 SEO dots/19 SEO & 20%
    110 - @buttonsmail - 1 x $1 + 1 x 10% + 10 SEO dots
    480 - @happiehippiechk - 2 x $5 + 1 x $1/19 SEO and 20%
    105 - @soapsmith - 1 x $1 + 1 x 10% + 5 SEO dots

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

    28 - @EvisWorldOnEtsy
    67 - @kraftymax
    32 - @MaggiesDesigns
    49 - @quirkydd

    ☆☆ 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/blog you would like a backlink to and how many dots you are redeeming (max 19).

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

    The ♡it?♡it! Contest is May 7th to 9th at BTW :)

    ♡ With LOVE and THANKS! ♡
  • How to Use an Artfire Discount Coupon Code or Gift Certificate (mv Visual Guide)

    Redeeming a discount code on ArtFire is super easy!

    This visual guide will walk you through the steps needed to redeem a Coupon Code or Gift Certificate valid in an ArtFire shop.

    In summary, you would enjoy shopping, and enter the Discount Code on the second page of the checkout process.

    The first page will be the Shopping Cart, the second one the proper Checkout. The reason for two pages is so the shipping can be calculated for an accurate Order Total. The third and last page will be the payment information page.

    Let's look at using the Coupon Code mv10moreFUN for 10% more FUN :) Just replace MV10MOREFUN with your code in the instructions below.

    (IMPORTANT! When a discount is in dollars, for example $10 OFF, it means your order has to be at least $10.00, otherwise it would be a NEGATIVE PAYMENT and it won't go through.)

    How to redeem:

    No ArtFire nor PayPal accounts necessary to use your Gift Certificate code, and no need to login anywhere. Easy Peasy! :)

    To use the code:
    1) Enjoy shopping at
    2) Choose your pretties and click ADD TO CART
    3) When ready to checkout choose your Location (United States, Canada, etc.) in the upper right corner of the Shopping Cart, and click CHECKOUT NOW.

    The next page will have a Gift Certificate/Coupon Code box right above the address. Enter the code MV10MOREFUN and click APPLY COUPON. The Grand Total should have 10% deducted from it once the code has been applied.

    Enter your shipping information and click SUBMIT ORDER AFTER confirming the discount has been applied and the total amount is correct. Amazon, Google, and PayPal payment choices will be given (For Credit Card payments, choose PayPal without logging in to PayPal).

    IMPORTANT NOTE: Please double-check your email is correct so the seller can contact you if needed.

    And now for the visual guide... Easy as 1-2-3 :)

    Enjoy Shopping - SO EASY and FUN :)

    STEP 1: Get ready to checkout
    Choose your location so Shipping can be calculated accurately, and then click CHECKOUT NOW.

    STEP 2: Redeem your Coupon and enter your Shipping Information
    Click APPLY COUPON to see your new Order Total. COOL!

    Do check the discount HAS been applied and contact the seller before continuing if there are any problems.

    STEP 3: Thank you for placing your order. THREE payment methods are available for your convenience :)
    When ready, click SUBMIT ORDER. Amazon, Google, and PayPal payment choices will be given on the next page (For Credit Card payments, choose PayPal without logging in to PayPal).

    NOTE: Sometimes there's an extra button PayPal or other sites will ask you to click to confirm your purchase. The payment is usually not complete until a confirmation email is sent by the electronic payments website.

    DONE! :)
    You have just taken advantage of a great deal :) Enjoy your pretties!

    How to make ArtFire Coupons/Gift Certificates (mv Visual Guide)

    Creating a Coupon/Gift Certificate on ArtFire is super easy.

    This visual guide will walk you through the steps needed to create a $10 personalized Coupon Code which can be used as a Coupon or as a Gift Certificate. Adjust the amount for your needs and try other options too, it's FUN and your customers will thank you! :)

    In summary, you'd go to the Create Coupon page and:

    1) Click Coupon Code
    2) Click Dollars Off
    3) Enter Amount Of Discount: 10 USD off
    4) Apply to which items? Order Total
    5) Make sure it only applies to Orders Above 10 $USD (so there will be no errors from PayPal)


    You can make a pretty coupon code or just let it be automatic. Pretty coupons are more memorable :)

    And now for the visual guide... Easy as 1-2-3 :)

    STEP 1: Click the image below to go to your Coupon creation page

    STEP 2: Follow the red arrows below to customize your Coupon
    1) Click Coupon Code
    2) Click Dollars Off
    3) Enter Amount Of Discount: 10 USD off
    4) Apply to which items? Order Total
    5) Make sure it only applies to Orders Above 10 $USD (so there will be no errors from PayPal)
    6) Optional: make the code be pretty :)

    Leave "Viewable to the public" as No, and "One use per customer" checked.

    STEP 3: Click the Create Coupon button

    DONE! :)
    You now have a personalized code for $10 OFF any Order :) Enjoy!