Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Easter Egg Hunt on Artfire

Go check it out there is an Easter Egg hunt on Artfire! Here is how it works.

Win some spending money !! Anyone can play ...it's free ! Starts on April 1st 2009 !

Easter egg hunt on Artfire.com !

(the entry form is at the bottom of his text)

What is this ?

Well hopefully it will be a very fun event that will benefit everyone in a different way.
Lots of Artfire studio's are participating and the Eatser Bunny is hiding an Easter egg in each of their shops. It's up to you to find them and fill your "basket".

How do you play?

You will find (on this blog) a form for this contest. This contains tips to help you navigate Artfire.com and find all the Easter Eggs.
When you find them all you will find that each egg has a letter on it ( or the word "space" ) !
Use all the letters to make a sentence.
The sentence has to be in exact order to score all points.
Even if you manage to assemble a sentence different from mine ( always a possibility I guess) with all those letters it will not be counted as correct.

When you start assembling the sentence you will see when it is correct :) ....( now that is a seriously big tip )
Fill in the answer form and submit.


The Easter Egg hunt starts on April 1st 2009 and will run for 3 weeks ! You have plenty of time to find the answer.

The participating studio's will be hiding their eggs in fun locations around their shop...you will receive a hint to find them.

Don't start looking now :) The eggs won't appear until April 1st !

What can you win ?

highest score : 50$ giftvoucher
second highest : 20$ giftvoucher
third highest : 10$ giftvoucher

These vouchers can be spent in all the participating studio's ! So plenty of choice .

So while you're looking for the eggs you might as well look around for goodies you might want to purchase with your vouchers should you win one !

All participating studio's are looking forward to your visit and will welcome you with open arms ..and an egg !
Each studio has a "contact" button should you have any questions about the products they sell.
If you are not a member of Artfire you can make purchases without the need to register. It makes things a bit easier for you.


ps1 : if you find an egg with the word "space" on it ...use it ! ..it's helpful when you are assembling your sentence...you'll know how many words you have to find then.

ps2 : It's a bit like wheel of fortune... you can guess if you don't find all the letters ..but you get a higher score if you fill in the answer form correctly :)

ps3 : the answer form will be available on this blog on APRIL 1st ...no joke :)

ps4 : a list of participating studio's will be available when the hunt is finished, as well as the results. All answers will be submitted in a google document at the time you hit "submit" on the answer form. They will be date and time stamped . This document can be shared with anyone after the contest is finished, if you feel the need to check the answers and scores.

Project Wonderful

Okay, I recieved and email from Project Wonderful (thank you for your quick response!) and they explained things a little more clearly. I was under the impression that it would be de activated permanently. This is not the case, this was intended to give me a heads up that I needed to maybe do some tweaking to make the ad spots more effective. So I am happy to say that their prompt response and their clearer explanation means that I can still support PW and continue to encourage people to use them. Hopefully they may re word that particular e-mail so that there is a little less freaking out by people like me lol!

So here is an interesting little tid bit about Project Wonderful. I have had Project Wonderful ads on my blog for some time. Usually they go for anywhere from o to about .04 cents an ad. So I get an email today from Project Wonderful stating that since the bidding on my ads and the click throughs are below a certain thresh hold they will de activate my ad box. Mind you it has only been 5 days for this particular thresh hold. So I have been telling everyone I know how great Project Wonderful is and how they should use their services to advertise and they should use Project Wonderful on their blogs and sites. I am feeling a bit betrayed quite honestly, I don't recall seeing that particular issue when I signed up. Also, I can see maybe 30 days of poor performance but 7 days? Maybe I am on vacation for two weeks and there isn't any activity on my site. What gives? I am seriously rethinking my advertising efforts with them and may in fact pull all of my advertising off of their site and find other means of advertising. What a shame that they have decided to do this.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Yes Another Give Away!

So I am on a roll this month. Can't help it I keep finding all these great products to try lol! And no I don't get any free samples or anything its just fun to do. I know I love entering give aways so I enjoy doing them and I like to help other people too. Works out well all the way around.

So anyhow here it is what is up for this week: VOTRE VU

AU REVOIR! Trouble Spot Treatment
Say goodbye to bumps and blotches pronto! Relief is here and ready to spot you. Use on troublesome pimples, whiteheads and bumps. The disinfecting, healing and anti-inflammatory properties of salicylic acid combine to restore the skin's surface and help normalize the production of sebum, controlling the formation of blemishes. Camphor provides unmatched properties to purify and disinfect the skin, while the anti-bacterial ingredients tighten pores, allowing your skin's surface to gradually take on a completely new appearance - uniform, clean and matte. Apply wherever needed. Say AU REVOIR to Spots and Bonjour to Smooth Skin! This is a retail value of $19 plus $5 shipping and handling so this is a $24 value shipped straight to your door for free.

This comes straight from Paris France (which is pretty cool in and off itself). Have you seen the women in France? They usually have quite beautiful skin, I wonder if this line of products is one of the reasons. So in order to win this FREE full size bottle please go to Arlene's website
Arlene Lizarraga - Votre Vu

Take a good look around and then tell me which product you like the best or that you think would be something that you could use. Also please leave an email address so that I can contact you if you win. The winner will be chosen via random.org.

Personally I am seriously considering the PORTRAIT COLLAR Restorative Neck Crème since I have lost 40 lbs and the wrinkles are starting to show on my previously plump neck lol! And the LES SORBET Advanced Care Iced Sérum for Face sounds like a fabulous way to wake up my tired eyes in the morning. I have a feeling that these products are worth every penny and I am determined to look as young as possible for as long as possible. And besides, we all need to pamper ourselves once in a while. Go ahead, you deserve it!


Congratulation to the winner of my ring! I picked the winner through random.org and have sent an email to notify them. I am going to do a couple more give aways, and will have a new one ready to go tomorrow. As a teaser the next give away, starting tomorrow, will be a great skin care product that comes from France. And this is not a sample size this is a full size product.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Spring Give Away!

So spring is right around the corner and Ohio got a little taste of it over the weekend (including heavy downpours lol). It was such a nice change from icy winds, lots of snow and gloomy gray skies. In fact it put me in such a good mood I decided to do a give away of my own. I will be giving away my Vintage Glass Sky Blue Cat's Eye Sterling Silver Ring. I will make this in your size if you win. (sizes 4 to 15 available and it will take a week or two for me to mail since it will be custom sized for you).

The rules are simple. Go to either my 1000Markets shop or my Artfire shop and choose the item that you like the best and then leave your pick in the comments along with a way to reach you if you win. Also please leave your ring size in the comments. The winner will be chosen by random.org on Sunday March 15th 2009.

"Lovely vintage blue cats eye glass cabochon set in a fine silver bezel with a sterling silver hammered band. This ring is oxidized to give it a lovely aged finish."

Have fun and good luck! If you decide to make a purchase during this give away simply put Spring Blog Giveaway in the notes to seller and I will refund 10% of the price.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Spring Alert!

Okay check out what I just found on Artfire. Now I am really longing for spring to arrive (as the sun glares off the snow that fell last night and this morning lol)!

All of Andrews items are recycled and I am going to insert what he has to say about them as he is much more clear and coherent than I am lol! As some of you may know I am a big believer in helping our environment and am doubly happy that I found Andrews stuff since it combines my love of gardening and nature with eco friendly things lol! Here is what Andrew has to say about what he does:

Quality And Value

Prized by boat builders and other artists for centuries, clear Western Red Cedar is the very best lumber for outdoor use. Its properties of stiffness, straightness of grain, high strength-to-weight ratio, resistance to decay, beautiful color, and enchanting scent are even greater when sawn from old-growth trees.

Unfortunately, there are so few old-growth cedar trees left, that with a steadily growing demand, the cost of this material is rising at such a rate that it’s becoming difficult for we as consumers to justify its use over cheap-looking shiny alternatives. The good news is, the lower prices I pay for this higher quality lumber gives me room to spend the time to carefully craft into each piece properties of unusual strength, and higher overall quality than normally found in cedar garden structures, and to sell the finished piece at a fair price.


Every piece is unique, as all have been crafted from woods full of different clues to its history, in decades-old fastener holes, tool marks, embedded mineral stains, and other minor inclusions. Although I saw and plane most stock to uniform thicknesses, I like these imperfections to remain as evidence of its antiquity.

Environmentally Friendly Goals

Thank you for considering recycled cedar. You may be contributing to a healthier future for your children and theirs, by playing the most important role in the preservation of our forests, and encouraging the further use of sustainable forestry practices throughout the Pacific Northwest and all over the world. You are actively contributing to the conservation of some of our most beautiful and beneficial resources, while finding the perfect addition to your garden.

So, go check out his shop at ANDREWSRECLAIMED or just click on a picture to go straight to that listing. Also Andrew might have mentioned something about a give away closer to spring so make sure you check back often.

More give aways are in the works also, including jewelry (not mine lol but maybe in the future), and beauty/skin products, so that's at least 3 give aways coming up in the next couple of months.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Top Ten Reasons to Buy Handmade

This is just a quickie post to direct you to this awesome blog by the Artfire Artisan Jeweler Guild over on Artfire. Go check it out and find out why YOU should be buying handmade. (This of course applies to more than just jewelry). And yes I am a member of this guild and proud of it lol! There are some extremely talented people who are a part of this guild.

Artfire Artisan Jeweler Guild

Also keep an eye out I have several possible give aways I am mulling over so check back often.