The wait is over…it’s Friday, DAY 5 of the Spectacular Sponsor Giveaway and this is the final post. You can find all of the fun that is being included in the giant 3-bag giveaway by visiting this week’s posts: Day 1, Day2, Day 3 and Day 4. All underlined product text is what will be included in the bags.
But I’m going to start today’s post with something that is NOT in the swag bag or giveaway but an awesome, related product I just have to share. It’s the OttLite Craft Caddy sent for use at the retreat by OttLite, one for me and one for our retreat organizer, Lori.You have probably heard of OttLite, possibly even own one if you craft, scrap or quilt. They have an extensive line of eco-friendly lighting and lamps in many different styles and designs for a multitude of purposes. The Craft Caddy is so great for taking along from room to room, as the lamp folds down into the base, the handle comes up and you can carry it around like a trug with your tools and what-nots in the compartments. The weather was dismal and stormy during our retreat last weekend, so lighting was at a premium and OttLite was a star.
Thank you OttLite!
……………………. EX LIBRIS ANONYMOUS …………………….
Jacob Deatherage is one of my favorite craft show peeps. I can always count on finding him at the Renegade Craft Fair in San Francisco when I go. He has been so kind as to share his awesome and funky book journals with my readers in the past HERE and HERE.Ex Libris Book Journals are filled with about 75 sheets of smooth, acid free, BLANK paper for journaling and sketching paper. Inside the front cover and throughout every book he retains any beautiful cover pages, illustrations, library cards, maps, or inscriptions found in the book. The journals are all bound with a black plastic spiral. And, as you will find by playing on the Ex Libris Anonymous website (which you will have a very hard time leaving,) his book title range is enormous. It was so fun watching the retreat gals discover their book journals and how much they enjoyed them. There will be one Ex Libris Book Journal in each of the giveaway bags! Be sure to LIKE Ex Libris on Facebook to see all the fun posts by Jacob of the discarded books he finds and the wacky things he finds in them!
Thank you Jacob at Ex Libris Anonymous!
……………………. BULLFROG GRAPHICS …………………….
Did you notice the beautiful wooden, engraved hang tags on the swag bags?Those were custom made by Rob Sandall of Bullfrog Graphics.Rob is the secret source behind my CatheHolden.com promotional rulers, which by the way, I’ve tucked into the bags as well.Bullfrog Graphics takes your designs to a completely different level than ever before. If you can think it he can probably engrave it. I love his 6-pack caddies, cool for gifts but even cooler for schlepping craft tools in style. His laser engraving is so beautifully done and he offers many different surfaces and products, including engraved wedding invitations and really cool rubber stamps.I emailed Rob my tag design file and he shipped me treasures.I used my ScrapPerfect Perfect Crafting Pouch, as featured in yesterday’s post, to keep my fine-point Sharpie pen ink from feathering when writing my name and others on the wooden tags.Thank you Rob at Bullfrog Graphics!
……………………. LOVA REVOLUTIONARY …………………….I first discovered Lova Revolutionary product as featured felt artist for The Kunin Group at CHA in January. Jodie of Lova Revolutionary has the sweetest style of art and design and incorporates that so beautifully into her creations. I ADORE her Owl iPod cases!!I was thrilled to learn that she also sells her creations as scrapbook embellishments and was willing to send samples of her Eco Felt Flower Embellishment Scrapbooking Appliques for all the swag bags! Yay! I LOVE handmade!!Retreat scrapper, Laura, embellished a mother-daughter layout with hers. Too sweet.Thank you Jodie of Lova Revolutionary!
……………………. MAKING MEMORIES …………………….
I KNOW you’ve heard of Making Memories, but have you been to their website lately? Seen their new product or dug around in their Creative Studio? Well, get over there!! Making Memories is a wonderful company of creative products offering more than 5,500 individual products designed to appeal to crafty beginners and experts alike. Their brilliant new line, Bravissimo, a system designed to create a unique award-rosette-ribbon-gift-card by combining your own choice of darling components just tickles me pink!Well…what’s a scrapbook swag bag without a beautiful scrapbook album? Making Memories sent out one gorgeous 12″ x 12″ Black Alligator Album for each of the swag bags! You can also purchase the albums in Cordovan color.Thank you Making Memories!
……………………. NORTHRIDGE PUBLISHING …………………….
I am so happy to have bumped into someone from Northridge Publishing at CHA and that they would offer to share their incredible publications in the sponsor swag bags. Northridge Publishing is devoted to producing publications of the highest quality and value. Their goal is to provide inspiration, support and resources to crafters everywhere in their efforts to capture special moments and create art.
I sort of want to refer to their publications as magazines, but the truth is, they are much more like softbound beautifully inspiring books covering everything from stamping and scrapping to beads, cards and handmade. Gorgeous photography of all project shared- there’s a publication subject for everyone and they are a sweet-petite size you can tuck in most any bag for taking with you.
They also offer back order issues and scrapbook kits as well- and can you believe they even have Family Movies? Darling!The gals at the retreat did a bit of swapping around of titles, and Kimberly ended up with BEAD Trends, perfect for the gal who spent the weekend making all of us beautiful Pandora bead bookmarks!
Thank you Northridge Publications!
…………. AND THERE YOU HAVE IT! THANK YOU SPONSORS! ………….
ENTER TO WIN ONE OF THREE JSIM SPECTACULAR SPONSOR SWAG BAGS:
1. Entry to US addresses only due to shipping costs.
2. Leave one and only one comment on THIS post using ONLY 5 WORDS! (Ha!) Be sure your comment is linked to an email or blog so I can find you if you win.
3. Entries close Midnight Sunday night, March 27, 2011. Winners will be notified and announced on Tuesday, March 29.
THE WINNERS OF THE SPECTACULAR SPONSOR SWAG BAGS ARE:
#106 Dawn, #517 Sissi and #877 Cheryl.
Thank you to all who entered and entertained me with your 5-word entries. I was overwhelmed by the response! This was a really fun promotion, one of many to come!