Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Let's Celebrate with a Giveaway!

Well, last week was a BIG one for me. I was named Moxie Fabber of the Week, found out I will be published in Paper Crafts magazine for the first time, & learned another bit of crafty news that I'll share with you Feb. 1.

SO, all that excitement deserves a celebration...and what better way to do that than a giveaway? That's why I'm offering YOU the chance to win a twine sampler pack from The Twinery!

Leave a comment on this post with your answer to the following question: When you hear good news, what's your favorite way to celebrate?

You can earn a second entry by blogging about this giveaway OR posting it on Facebook OR tweeting about it. Leave a separate comment telling me you did so.

This giveaway will remain open until midnight CST on Sun., Jan. 23. I'll announce the winner on Mon., Jan. 24. Good luck!

88 comments:

Cassie said...

That does sound like some awesome news, Ann! Way to go! When I get good news, I like to celebrate by going out to eat. . .that's always a treat :D

Maureen said...

When I hear good news, I celebrate in different ways...I leave a comment...congrats, Ann!!...or send an email or phone or send a card...if it's in the family there might be a dinner...it all depends on when or what I hear...in any case, it's always fun to share in good news...can't wait for your new one...the last two have been fabulous!!!

Kim Ryden said...

I love to celebrate by going out for ice cream! YUM!!!

Brandi said...

Congrats on all of your good news! My favorite way to celebrate when I receive good news is to reward myself with a dinner out with the hubby! Most likely PF Changs or Hibachi! YUM!

sallysbitz said...

Congrats on your magazine appearence & can't wait to see what other news you have to share (2 weeks!).

When I have something to celebrate I shout it from the rooftops.... tell family & friends via phone call, text & blog it Lol

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.com

sallysbitz said...

I have put a link in my sidebar to your candy x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.com

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

First congratulations! How exciting. The first thing I do when I get good news is share with my hubby then we either go out to dinner or cook a good one here.

Rhonda Miller said...

Congrats, what great news. For me I like to do something fun with my family to celebrate good news.

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

wow big congrats to you that's so exciting!!!
When I have something fun to share I like to share it with my blogging friends their the ones that truly understand how exciting it is!!!!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

I like to go out to a celebratory dinner. :D

~Michelle~ said...

oooh, fun news!

I love to share stampy news on my blog...I always call my mom and then I have a cappuccino!!

Yummy candy offering!!

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

hi Ann, oooh i love bakers twine, got my first one {aqua} at Christmas :) oh I celebrate with a good old fashioned cup a tea ... LOL hugzz and delighted about your publication!!! xx

Kay said...

First, I email, text, or call my husband, then we would go out to dinner- any excuse to eat AND eat something that I didn't have to prepare myself, right?
Congrats on being published!!!

clouds shadler said...

Ooh! Ann, it was a great wk for ya :) the Twinery - gimmie-gimmie!!! So, when i hear good news I like to celebrate with my hubby by treating ourselves to a nice restaurant dinner, yummy!

Hugs,
C :)

clouds shadler said...

And, i posted it on FB :) hee! Congrats Ann!!!

Aimes said...

2011 is certainly proving to be your year, girlie! What fabby news you've had so far (I'm DYING to know what news you have to share Feb 1st too btw!)
My way of celebrating is by sharing the news with my buddies and going out to shout it from the rooftops!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Nancy L. said...

congrats!!
i like to call my family and just jump up and down :)

jo said...

Love the baker's twine and would love to try it on a project. I like to celebrate by calling someone else and telling them. Then we get to be glad together!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

I shared on Facebook and tagged you so you know I'm for reals! ;)

Allison said...

I NEED THIS! (And yes, I'm yelling!). Just close down the contest now and while we will pretend its still going on, you can tell me I won (sound like a plan?)...ha ha!

My fav way to celebrate...getting my eat on! I will FB it even though my chances will go down (sniff!).

Allison said...

Okay, it's there. I am tearing up (and it wouldn't let me tag you...grr!).

Nancy said...

Congratulations!! So very exciting for you!

For me, when I have something exciting happen, I want to share it with my husband first... and then I hope we can carve out some time to do a nice dinner!

Elaine said...

congrats to YOU!!! :) I guess it would depend on what sort of good news for me. If it's something crafty, it goes on my blog and then I spend TIME playing with something that I haven't had the time to use yet. If it's other good news, sapphire and tonic is my pick for toasting! lol

Kathy Martin said...

When I hear good news my favorite way to celebrate is to share the news with my hubs and best friend! Thanks for the chance to win some twine!

Caryl P said...

My favorite way to celebrate is to share the good news with someone else. So I call my husband (or text him if he's working) and my mom too!

Jackie said...

Going out for dessert and coffee sounds good to me. It would depend on the good news, of course. Coming into money would cause me to go shopping - for crafty stuff!

Sarah said...

Awesome news, Ann! Can't wait to see what you're having published.

(And because I already love my Twinery stuff, leave me out of the drawing so someone else can get a chance to try it.)

Brenda Weaver said...

I usually just walk around with a goofy smile on my face, but going out to eat is always fabulous too!
Thanks for the chance to win the yummy twine!

Karen said...

I like to celebrate with dinner. Somehow food is always involved with the good things in life.

Eisbärin said...

Congrats on all your good news! I usually can't hold good news in long, so I'll go and see my friends to tell them with a big grin on my face!

Ren-Yi said...

Congrats Ann! you are fab fab fab!

best way to celebrate is to first jump up and down like a lil elementary kid and scream. or do a happy dance. then call up your best crafty friend who will do the same for you. then make plans to go out together and indulge - best at a fun restaurant where you can get your favorite eats :)

Michele Gross said...

Such a fabulous week you had! So happy for you, its well deserved :) How do I celebrate? I think you know that I am all about the happy dance!! A good bottle of wine isn't bad either...but I don't recommend both at the same time! Much better to drink it rather than wear it! :D

Karen B. said...

As I was the lucky recipient of your last giveaway, please don't count me in, I couldn't resist another time to congratulate you on your success! I don't have that much success all at once but when I have a little victory I secretly scream out loud inside my head. Does that make sense?

Michelle said...

Congratulations!

Hmmmm, telling all my friends & family than treating myself to a latte!!!

SmilynStef said...

I usually call my sister, so she can celebrate with my long-distance ... she's my best friend. Huge congrats on all of your awesome crafty news.

Andrea M said...

My fav way to celebrate depends on the news - grabbing a social drink with friends, sharing a nice meal, or spreading the news to friends via the blog'o!!! Thanks so much for the chance to win!!

Andrea M said...

OH MY GOODNESS! I totally suck! I forgot to tell you HUGE CONGRATS on all your good news!!! Really... HEARTY CONGRATS!!!!

Jen W. said...

Congrats on your trio of exciting news this week! Can't wait to hear your announcement on Feb 1st...

My favourite way to celebrate when I hear good news? Tackle hubby with a big ol' bear hug and then bound around the house winding the dogs up into a frenzy! Everyone gets to be in on the excitement that way! :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Congrats on all your fabbbby news:) I can't wait to see your pubs!! LOVE your style:}

When I get great news--I call my hubs right away or run into his studio. I LOVE his support and congrats kisses (even when he doesn't understand what getting published means! LOL! He is a non-crafter!).

HUGE congrats!!

StampinCathy said...

CONGRATS! CONGRATS! My friend!!!! Now this is some exciting news and way over due. I have exciting news...I have to tell all my family and sometimes call my sister in UT! I will be posting this on my FB! Thanks for a chance at this sweeeeeet celebration candy. You might be shocked, but I don't have any of this yet, but have seen so many beautiful things made with this. Again CONGRATS!

marilyn said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I celebrate by calling my mother and just being HAPPY!

Carisa said...

wow, HUGE congrats!!! thanks for celebrating by offering up candy. can't wait to hear the news on feb 1. :)

Lynnette said...

Congrats to you Ann!! I'm so excited for you:) I have to say that the way I celebrate is inconsistent and depends on the good news. I would say that the most common thing I do is call or email a dear friend (or my hubby) to share the news with. Someone who I know will genuinely be as excited as I am. Congrats again to you and thanks for the chance to win.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Congrats! To celebrate, we usually go out to eat, but that isn't the best thing to do! Just what we do! Hope you did some of that too!

Maureen said...

just shared the wonderful news on my FB page and newsfeed :)

Laurel said...

You are rockin! Way to go Anne, can't wait to see what happens on Feb 1st.

Marnie said...

Congratulations! As a caffine addict I would head over to Starbucks and treat myself to a really fancy coffee drink then head home and share with everyone on my Twitter and Blog!

Simone said...

Congrats again Ann! That is so awesome! Oooh I can't wait to find out on 1 Feb! :)

Jenn said...

Oh My! That is huge news! CONGRATS! I love to celebrate goodness by telling my family and friends over an yummy dinner.

Ila said...

Congrats on the Great News!!...I like to celebrate with wine, bbq steak, salad, baked potatoe and garlic toast!!..TFS!!

Tania said...

How I celebrate good news... it really depends on what the news is, and if it is mine or someone else's. If it is someone else's I like to do something with them to celebrate. If it's mine, the most important thing is sharing the news with loved ones.

Tania said...

Posted on FB

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

I celebrate good news by telling my husband what it was first and then going out to eat or fixing a nice meal at home. My life seems to revolve around food! LOL! Thanks for a chance to win!

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

http://craft-princess.blogspot.com/

Posted on my right sidebar!

Thanks again!

scrappinheaven said...

Congratulations, that's wonderful news!! I hate to repeat cuz I'm sure you're tired of seeing the same response, but I like to go out to eat with my hubby to celebrate good news. I also treat myself to something I've been wanting for a while if I've got the extra cash.

stampcz said...

I like to go out for dinner!

Karen said...

Congratulations on your good news! When I hear good news I usually jump up and down in celebration! Then we go out to dinner.

peggy nickelson said...

Congratulations, you moxie fabber. When I get good news I usually call my husband to share my excitement.
Thanks for a chance to win. I like your style.
Peggy N.

jmahugger said...

I usually yell for my DH of the news & then we celebrate by having dinner out at our favorite Mexican Restaurant. Congrats on all your great news!!

kathy s said...

Congratulations- have never been game to submit for a magazine- maybe this year. If i get good news I usually ring someone- or three or four or more people to let them share the good news while jumping up and down shaking and screaming if its really good news.

Kate said...

Congratulations!! You must be bouncing off the wall with excitement! I know I would be!
We seldom eat out here, so when I get good news I like to go out for supper with my family.

dale said...

celebrate good news..EAT CHOCOLATE!

Danielle said...

What wonderful news! Congratulations! I usually call my husband and mom, and then go out to eat at our favorite place!

Tiff said...

Awww, congrats again on all the exciting news! You soooooooooooooo deserve it and thank you for allowing us to share in your joy :)

I usually celebrate happy news with a yummy dinner! Oh...and of course dessert ;)

HUGS!

Tiff said...

Posted to my blog in the footer: http://tiffguam.com

AND

to twitter @iheartart

:)

Ayana Posadas said...

Congrats Ann! I can't wait to hear what your upcoming news is!
How sweet of you to have this fun giveaway. When I get good news, I usually call my sister and tell her. LoL... She always shows the most excitement for me, so then it makes me even more excited than I already am. :)

jacque4u2c said...

WOOT! WOOT! This is so awesome! YAY! You so deserve it!!!!!! I would be sharing this with my dd and dh and would be going out for a nice yummy dinner to celebrate!

Jacilynn said...

wow, this is good news! congrats, well deserved Ann! I've got my fingers crossed.

Jacilynn said...

I also posted about this on my blog!
http://jacilynndashwood.blogspot.com/2011/01/little-piece-of-heaven.html

Jaclyn Miller said...

Congrats on being pubbed! Isn't that just the most exciting news to receive? Sounds like good things are coming your way.

Our family celebrates by going out to eat as a family - that is a rarity for us, so it is a real treat. Thanks for a fun giveaway and for following my blog. :)

Linda said...

Congrats on your great news!!
When I hear good news I love to call my girlfriends and share my happiness.

Mandy said...

Hooray! I was so excited to see you featured! :) Hmmm, I like to celebrate by going out to dinner with my family and friends! If it's something little, a personal happy dance can suffice. :)

Anita said...

Congrats! I tend to share the good news with my friends and thank the God for the blessings.

Kathy said...

I like to celebrate by making lots of phone calls to family. If it's really good, I might make a fancy dinner or something.

Congrats on getting published! That's awesome!! When does the issue come out, so I can purchase a copy?

Laurel said...

TWINE! I LOVE TWINE!!! :) When I get good news I squeal like a baby! :) LOL!

Wendy said...

Great minds think alike, that is the exact giveaway I did a few weeks ago. SUPER exciting to be published! Thanks for the chance to win. Oh, and thanks for always leaving me such nice comments - it makes my day!

Cassie_lu said...

would love a chance to play with some twine. When I get good news I share with everyone I come into contact with.

Harriet Skelly said...

Congrats to you Anne! I can't wait to hear the news on Feb 1st! I like to celebrate good news by either having dinner out or at least go out for some ice cream!!

Tanja said...

Great news, I would also love some twine, I haven't seen any for sale here in Australia yet. When I get good news, I usually want to tell someone, so if I am the only one home I ring a friend or family.

BananaStamper said...

Such a fun giveaway! Love this stuff! When I hear good news, I usually get excited and call my friends/family straight away - it's so difficult to wait! If it relates to blogging or crafting I would share it on my blog.
Shanna

suezie said...

The only way to celebrate good news is to share it with friends and family - oh and a family gathering around a table of yummy food works too of course! Love those yummy colours.

Helen F. said...

Congrats on all your fabulous news, Ann! I love to celebrate good news with by creating a 'theme' card naming the accomplishment!

Kristy Smith said...

Congrats for all of your crafty good news, Ann!!! When I have good news, I always love to celebrate with good friends and family!!! We always celebrate with food! =) Thanks for the great giveaway!

Susan Raihala said...

Awesome news! Congratulations!

And thanks for a generous give-away!

Oliva said...

Congratulations Ann! So very happy for you!
Please count me in for a chance to win...

Isha said...

Congratulations on the success. Its really a dream come true for Craft lovers:)) When I get good news, I share it with my family and then love hearing ...mama is looking like a baby...all smiling and giggling from my 2 girls. Thanks a lot for giving chance to win these yummy Treats.

Romaine said...

Congrats! If no one is home, I call my parents; otherwise dh and kid lets first and a happy dance!

LeAnne said...

Congrats on all the good things happening!! When I get good news, I first thank the Lord!!! Then I have to TELL someone---preferably many members of my family!