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!


PJRyan said...

Tamra - thanks for the kind words about our magazine. I'm so glad you like it. I hope your blog readers will take this opportunity to enter to win a free subscription. Good luck to all.
Patti Ryan
Editor, TC Magazine

Avalon said...

I can't say I have a favorite craft. All crafts are fun. At the moment I'm working on hand painted pendants, so I guess that's my craft of the moment. Count me in for the contest.

Avalon said...

I became a follower of your blog.

Avalon said...

I fanned you on FB

Avalon said...

And I fanned Totally Creative on Facebook too. I think that's enough entries for me LOL

Scarlet Leonard said...

My favourite craft is wire work I love the different shapes that can be made with the wire and coupling it with beads to make interesting designs.
I also enjoy other types of craft that I like to explore with my son since he is creatively minded and loves anything mummy comes out with from the craft stash.

Scarlet xx

Scarlet Leonard said...

I am already a fan of With our hands

Scarlet xx

Scarlet Leonard said...

I just fanned Totally Creative.

Scarlet xx

Scarlet Leonard said...

I'm a follower of this blog.

Scarlet xx

Kim said...

I'm totally all over the place with my creativity and so I just sit down at my work bench and enjoy it all I RSS your site and now going to put Totally Creative on my FB

HuNnY aNd PoPpA LeWiS said...

I love to scrapbook. It's a creative way of creating glimpses into life. And I hope that the ones that I am creating will give my children and their children much pleasure in years to come.

ginnn7 said...

i am working on christmas trees i make out of wire coathangers.

Jill said...

I am currently working on a felt storybook with my daughter.

Jill said...

I now Follow you on Twitter as Coupons4Me and here's my Tweet..

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Lucy Chapman said...

I have many favorite crafts - right now I'm working on some felted knit mittens and hats, as well as 3 quilts (2 rag quilts I'm creating with my daughters - ages 5 and 7, and one a pieced quilt for my nephew - 6 months). I guess I have a hard time working on one thing at a time! I've become a follower of your blog, as well as a fan of both sites listed above on facebook.