Friday, January 31, 2014

Beat the Blash $1200 Cash Giveaway


This winter has been especially cold up here in Philly. 
So here is a little something that would certainly make it a little more bearable. 

$1200 Beat the Blahs Cash Giveaway

January 30, 2014 at 11:59PM ET - February 27, 2014 at 11:59PM ET
Open Worldwide
PRIZE: One winner will receive $1200 USD payable via PayPal
Eligibility and Rules: This giveaway runs from January 30, 2014 at 11:59PM ET to February 27, 2014 at 11:59PM ET. It is open to individuals over the age of the majority in their home country. The winner will be chosen randomly through the Rafflecopter form. It is the sole responsibility of the winner to report to and adhere to all laws in their respective country, which includes payments to any governing tax body. This giveaway is void in any country where it is prohibited by law.
Claiming Prize: The prize will be sent via PayPal. The winner must claim their prize within 48 hours of receiving notice. If you do not claim your prize within this time frame, your entry will be void and another winner will be drawn. We don't want to have to do that! Please ensure that the email spaceshipsandlaserbeams [at] gmail [dot] com is on your "safe list."
Disclosure: This giveaway is a blogger-sponsored event that is in no way affiliated with PayPal, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram or any other social media channel. If you have questions, email Stephanie at Spaceships and Laser Beams at spaceshipsandlaserbeams [at] gmail [dot] com.
Please use the Rafflecopter below to enter! None of the entries are mandatory but the more entries you do, the more chances you have to win! Running short on time? Come back as often as you like to finish the form and maximize your chances of winning the big prize.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

The Express at The Transfer Station


So today I will be highlighting our neighboring display, The Express. Which also happens to be another one of my displays at The Transfer Station and the sister company to Sassy Smidgens.



Above is the display so far (on the right). It's been evolving over the past few weeks and tonight we will be installing our handmade LED sign! We couldn't be more excited!

Here's the skinny on how The Express works...


Every month is a new theme.

Artists apply up to two weeks before the first of the the month to have their piece(s) accepted.

The artists will then ship or deliver their piece(s) to The Transfer Station 
at 4120 Main Street, Philadelphia, PA 19128.

No commission is taken from the sell of their items.

The only fee is a small flat rate fee for the entire month.

Here's what the fee includes:

featured on The Express display from the 1st to the last day of the month

artist is featured a vendor in a large giveaway promotion

artist is featured on The Express website for the life of the site

artist is featured on The Express' Facebook and Twitter accounts

For more a more in depth explanation of these  please visit
www.TheExpressManayunk.com


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

3 DAYS LEFT to enter the $100 Etsy Gift Card Giveaway

ONLY 3 DAYS LEFT! 

ENTER TO WIN WHILE YOU STILL HAVE TIME!


Finally the Etsy Gift Card Giveaway! We are will have two lucky fans win a $100 gift card to shop on Etsy! What better way to start your search for your favorite shops then to meet the fabulous sponsors!


Rules: Contest is open from January 4, 2014 at 11:59 PM PST to January 31, 2014 at 11:59 PM PST. The winner will be chosen randomly through the Giveaway Tools form. Giveaway is open worldwide to all participants 18 years of age and older. Void where prohibited by law. Winner must comply with all laws in their Country. Winner will be asked a skill test question upon claiming prize. The winner will have 24 hours to claim their prize. Should they not claim their prize within this time, another winner will be selected. Please ensure that the email cupcakewithcharacter [at] gmail [dot] com is on your "safe list" !
Disclosure: This is an independent blogger giveaway. It is in no way associated with PayPal, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Etsy, or any other social media network. This giveaway is in no way associated with Apple, Inc. or any of its products. Cupcake With Character and participating sponsors are not compensated to promote Etsy. Sponsors contribute to the prize, taxes, shipping, fees, forms of paid promotion, the time and effort it takes to prepare, launch and promote giveaway. This is not a lottery. A skill test question will be asked of the winner upon claiming their prize. Should you have any questions, please contact Shauna at Cupcake with Character via email at cupcakewithcharacter [at] gmail [dot] com.
Winner outside USA can opt for Paypal cash in USD. Fees may apply.



Interested in being featured in future giveaways?
Contact me at theexpressmanayunk@gmail.com for more information.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Two - $100 Etsy Gift Card Giveaway (12 day count down)

ONLY 12 DAYS LEFT! 

ENTER TO WIN WHILE YOU STILL HAVE TIME!


Finally the Etsy Gift Card Giveaway! We are will have two lucky fans win a $100 gift card to shop on Etsy! What better way to start your search for your favorite shops then to meet the fabulous sponsors!


Rules: Contest is open from January 4, 2014 at 11:59 PM PST to January 31, 2014 at 11:59 PM PST. The winner will be chosen randomly through the Giveaway Tools form. Giveaway is open worldwide to all participants 18 years of age and older. Void where prohibited by law. Winner must comply with all laws in their Country. Winner will be asked a skill test question upon claiming prize. The winner will have 24 hours to claim their prize. Should they not claim their prize within this time, another winner will be selected. Please ensure that the email cupcakewithcharacter [at] gmail [dot] com is on your "safe list" !
Disclosure: This is an independent blogger giveaway. It is in no way associated with PayPal, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Etsy, or any other social media network. This giveaway is in no way associated with Apple, Inc. or any of its products. Cupcake With Character and participating sponsors are not compensated to promote Etsy. Sponsors contribute to the prize, taxes, shipping, fees, forms of paid promotion, the time and effort it takes to prepare, launch and promote giveaway. This is not a lottery. A skill test question will be asked of the winner upon claiming their prize. Should you have any questions, please contact Shauna at Cupcake with Character via email at cupcakewithcharacter [at] gmail [dot] com.
Winner outside USA can opt for Paypal cash in USD. Fees may apply.



Interested in being featured in future giveaways?
Contact me at theexpressmanayunk@gmail.com for more information.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Two - $100 Etsy Gift Card Giveaway! (17 day countdown)



Finally the Etsy Gift Card Giveaway! We are will have two lucky fans win a $100 gift card to shop on Etsy! What better way to start your search for your favorite shops then to meet the fabulous sponsors!


Rules: Contest is open from January 4, 2014 at 11:59 PM PST to January 31, 2014 at 11:59 PM PST. The winner will be chosen randomly through the Giveaway Tools form. Giveaway is open worldwide to all participants 18 years of age and older. Void where prohibited by law. Winner must comply with all laws in their Country. Winner will be asked a skill test question upon claiming prize. The winner will have 24 hours to claim their prize. Should they not claim their prize within this time, another winner will be selected. Please ensure that the email cupcakewithcharacter [at] gmail [dot] com is on your "safe list" !
Disclosure: This is an independent blogger giveaway. It is in no way associated with PayPal, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Etsy, or any other social media network. This giveaway is in no way associated with Apple, Inc. or any of its products. Cupcake With Character and participating sponsors are not compensated to promote Etsy. Sponsors contribute to the prize, taxes, shipping, fees, forms of paid promotion, the time and effort it takes to prepare, launch and promote giveaway. This is not a lottery. A skill test question will be asked of the winner upon claiming their prize. Should you have any questions, please contact Shauna at Cupcake with Character via email at cupcakewithcharacter [at] gmail [dot] com.
Winner outside USA can opt for Paypal cash in USD. Fees may apply.




Good luck!!,


Thursday, January 9, 2014

Seamless Round Crochet Video Tutorial



Here is a follow up to yesterday's magic circle or magic round by Lorene at Cre8tion Crochet.




For the full tutorial and pictures of these steps, please head over to Lorene's blog at www.Cre8tionCrochet.com

Enjoy!



Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Magic Circle or Crochet Ring Video Tutorial



If you are a beginner or someone whom just hasn't tried making magic circles or rings yet (both apply to me), please check this tutorial video by my friend Lorene over at Cre8tion Crochet. 

It's short and sweet. She does a great job in demonstrating this technique!

But be sure to pay close attention. She speeds up during the second through twelfth double stitch. 
So be prepared to restart the video a couple times.



To see a step-by-step pictorial of this and many more tutorials, head on over to her blog www.Cre8tionCrochet.com.

Enjoy!


Tuesday, January 7, 2014

SNB Manayunk Polar Votex Party!


Holy Polar Vortex! It's 8 degrees in Manayunk (Philadelphia, PA)! So what better way to spend your Tuesday than with SNB Manayunk or a lil stitch'n bitch'n!

The holidays are over so come and bring your unfinished projects. 

Don't have one? That's ok. With the Polar Vortex hitting us all so hard, why not start a balaclava! Here are a few fun ones for free!


Since I'm recommending this for tonight's stich'n bitch, I've created Google Doc to make it easy for travel...and taking notes! HERE


2. Dr Zoiberg by Kate Quinn 
The pattern is available on Ravelry for download. HERE

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3. Bearded Toque by V. Vine 
Men like to knit too. Here's something for you!

Free PDF available on Ravelry



1. Cthulhu Beard Hat by Nichole Verville
This one is all about texture! Available for free download on Ravelry 


2. Ood Ski Mask Crochet Pattern by Lilana Wofsey Donhert
I'll admit this one is a wee bit scarey but I think it's also a lot of fun. You'll be sure to get a lot of looks in this one! Available for free download on Ravlery


3. Sugar Skull Winter Mask by Kourtney Moon
Being a Chicana, I can really appreciate this sugar skull balaclava. It's super fun and would also make a create Halloween accessory. Available for free download on Ravelry.



Have fun!


Sunday, January 5, 2014

Two $100 Etsy Gift Cards Giveaway



Finally the Etsy Gift Card Giveaway! We are will have two lucky fans win a $100 gift card to shop on Etsy! What better way to start your search for your favorite shops then to meet the fabulous sponsors!


Rules: Contest is open from January 4, 2014 at 11:59 PM PST to January 31, 2014 at 11:59 PM PST. The winner will be chosen randomly through the Giveaway Tools form. Giveaway is open worldwide to all participants 18 years of age and older. Void where prohibited by law. Winner must comply with all laws in their Country. Winner will be asked a skill test question upon claiming prize. The winner will have 24 hours to claim their prize. Should they not claim their prize within this time, another winner will be selected. Please ensure that the email cupcakewithcharacter [at] gmail [dot] com is on your "safe list" !
Disclosure: This is an independent blogger giveaway. It is in no way associated with PayPal, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Etsy, or any other social media network. This giveaway is in no way associated with Apple, Inc. or any of its products. Cupcake With Character and participating sponsors are not compensated to promote Etsy. Sponsors contribute to the prize, taxes, shipping, fees, forms of paid promotion, the time and effort it takes to prepare, launch and promote giveaway. This is not a lottery. A skill test question will be asked of the winner upon claiming their prize. Should you have any questions, please contact Shauna at Cupcake with Character via email at cupcakewithcharacter [at] gmail [dot] com.
Winner outside USA can opt for Paypal cash in USD. Fees may apply.