Saturday, October 31, 2009

Stocking Stuffers on Artfire

Artfire released a new trend page for everyone searching for Stocking Stuffers for Christmas this year. All items can fit in a stocking and they are all less than $10. Right now there are 10,908 items listed. Here's a sampling:

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

U-Printing Business Card Giveaway

Do you own a business? Do you have young kids who have play dates? These business cards are just what you need. Hand them to potential customers or to mom's at your local community playtime with your information for playdates.
I use business cards all the time for my shop on Artfire and use business cards in all my transactions. It's a great way for my customers to keep my information handy for future orders. I also like to include a few extras so they can pass them out to their friends.
My friends at U-Printing have offered a set of 250 business cards to one of my lucky readers. They offer a great variety of business cards. Plus, you can read reviews about their service at Yelp.

Giveaway Prize:

250 business card for One Lucky Winner (Free UPS Ground Shipping in USA)
Sizes: 2 x 3.5”, 2 x 3”, 2 x 2” (square card) or 1.5 x 3.5” (skinny card)
Paper: 14 pt gloss cardstock, 14 pt matte cardstock or 13 pt recycled uncoated cardstock
Specifications: Full Color Both Sides; Offset Press; 3 Business Day Printing
Shipping: FREE UPS Ground Shipping

To enter:
- Tell me how you'll use your business cards if you win
- Subscribe or follow WithourHands Blog
- Tweet about this giveaway, include the hastag #giveaway - Example: Win 250 Business Cards from UPrinting at @uprinting @withourhands #giveaway (you can do this daily)
- Become a fan of withourhands on Facebook

Leave a comment for each entry.

Giveaway ends at midnight PST on November 1, 2009. Open to the USA only. Winners will be drawn via Please make sure you leave a way for me to contact you if you win. Either put your email address in your comment or make sure it's in your google profile.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Don't Miss Out...

...on a great giveaway I have running for a subscription to Totally Creative Magazine.
Stop by my post below to enter.

Right now you have a great chance of winning since no one has entered.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Totally Creative Magazine Review and Giveaway

When the good folks over at Totally Creative Magazine offered me the opportunity to review their online magazine, I was thrilled. This was the first time I had heard about the magazine. For anyone who has stopped by my online store, withourhands, you know that I love creating crafts of all kinds. I used to subscribe to a few other craft magazines but all of them were for a specific craft; scrapbooking, stamping, cardmaking, beads. The first thing that I loved about Totally Creative Magazine was the variety of crafts included in the issue I received. They had everything from decorating a harvest candle, making a baby footprint memory frame kit to a needle-felted shoulder bag and autumn leaf bracelet and earrings.

Many times I see a craft project instruction sheet and find it confusing to follow along with the printed directions, especially if I'm new to the craft. Within the Totally Creative Magazine they offered step-by-step instructions with photos included. My favorite project in this issue was the Autumn Leaf Bracelet and Earrings. I'm definitely going to be making this one, but will probably change around the charms to one for Christmas.

Totally-Creative™ magazine is published six-times a year and purchased by subscription or single issue. The digital publication (.PDF) is delivered directly to your desktop from their secured site.

- Fresh projects direct from their professional designers
- How-to's and expert tutorials
- Step-by-step instructions with clear photos
- Links to resources, supplies and videos
- Coupons and discounts on craft supplies, products & book giveaways!

You can get a sneak peek of their Fall/Holiday 2009 issue by visiting their website and signing up for their email list.

One lucky reader will win a FREE 1-year subscription to Totally Creative Magazine. That’s six issues, a $24.95 value. The giveaway runs from Oct 14th to Oct 28th at 11:59 pm (PST).

So how can you win? Glad you asked!

a. Leave a comment about (your favorite craft and why; Or what craft project you are working on now ;)

Want additional ways to enter? You will receive an additional entry for each of the following (for a total of 7 entries):

a. Blog about the giveaway and post the link in your comment on this blog
b. Twitter it and include @withourhands and a link to this blog
c. Stumble it and post the link to this blog
d. Follow my Blog (via email or rss feed)
e. Fan withourhands on Facebook
f. Fan Totally Creative on Facebook

Please leave a comment for each entry. The winner will be chosen by a random number generator ( I will contact the winner on October 29th and announce in our blog posting that week. (The winner will have 24 hours to claim their prize, or we will award the prize to the next entry in the random order list.)
Please make sure you leave a way for me to contact you. Either have your email address in your google profile or leave it within your comment.

Good luck to you all!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Kait Emerson Designs

How many times do you start following a blog, subscribe to a website or newsletter and not really know why or if you care to get information from them? I am always doing all of these - many of them because I am entering giveaways and I get extra entries by doing so. One thing that I have been spending alot of time on lately is Facebook Fan's pages. I created two of them - one for my review blog, Front Porch Reviews and one for my Artfire studio, WithourHands. Facebook allows you to create a custom facebook link when you reach 100 fans. So for the past month I have been spending time adding fans to my page, mainly by exchanging fans with other people on facebook looking for fans. One of the fan pages I fanned was Kait Emerson Designs. I was her 100th fan. She was so kind and sent me a thank you gift. It was a beautiful, fashionable shirt.

Kait Emerson Designs can be found on Etsy and Blogger.

Check out some of her beautiful Fall Fashions: