Friday, May 18

400 Follower Celebration - *Games, a Challenge, & Prizes*

Happy Friday to all of my lovely Blends!

- - - - -It's The Final Countdown - - - - -

* * * * UPDATED PRIZE PICTURES < < < (more than one)  BELOW * * * *
This post will remain at the top until
the end of the 400 follower celebration on 5/18/12

Well, the day is Finally Here!!!
Today, I am announcing
400 Follower Celebration Events!
So sorry to keep you all waiting, but it took more planning
than I had anticipated!
 All in the name of good fun, so no complaints from me!
First I want to again offer my sincere THANKS to all of 
you who have supported my blog and who support me and  
Jessica's Craft Shaque on Facebook.
^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
If you aren't a FB fan yet, that link will take you there :O)

 Without you, I wouldn't be able to throw this fun party

So, do you have a pen and paper handy?  

Did you write down my email address?

Are you ready to begin?

Let's show the prize that is up for grabs, one more time!
(ADDED Prizes 5/07/12)
 Prize Pack Includes
 Glitz Designs Cardstock Stickers
1 - laced with grace titles
1 - dance in sunshine journaling
 jillibean soup corrogated shapes
winner can pick their choice of houses or arrows
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - vintage photo -
Unity Stamp Co. Itty Bitty - Glowing Hours
making memories 94 piece die cuts Flutter
added 5/07/12
Cuttlebug: Disney Combo Embossing and Die Set - ZIG ZAG TAG
1 Bottle of Perfect Pearls Mist by Ranger (2 US fl. oz)
7 Snag 'em Stamps by Imaginisce (assortment)
4 large craft zippers (adhesive backed)
4 small craft zippers (adhesive backed)


Every couple days during the Celebration, I will be trying to find
some more fun things to add to the Prize Pack.
As I do, be sure to keep your eye on this post,
because more pictures will be added
to show the extra goodness!

Now that the final days are upon us . . .
I have decided that since everyone is
being so CRAFTY, I want to
add an
additional 2nd and 3rd Place
to the giveaway

For  ONE - 2nd Place Winner
(added 5/16/12)
 Prize Pack Includes
 Cuttlebug: Disney Combo Embossing and Die Set - ZIG ZAG TAG

6 Snag 'em Stamps by Imaginisce (assortment)
4 Middy Bitty Bags (Honeycomb-7.5" X 5")  from Whisker Graphics


For  ONE - 3rd Place Winner

(added 5/16/12)
  Prize Pack Includes
5 Snag 'em Stamps by Imaginisce (assortment)


First up, I am going to give you a series of questions
and links all around The Shaque.
You will have to "I Spy" the answers on the pages I link you too and
there will be the need to investigate a little on your own!
To be sure you are in the right spot, 
you should see this picture on each post!

Once you have gathered all of your answers,
email them to me
at strgazrblueyes22477{at}yahoo{dot} com
I will be sure to send an email back to you to confirm I have received your answers.

If you send me an email and are worried that I have not responded back and it
may have not went through...let me know in the comments :O)

For every correct answer in the "I Spy" game, you 
will earn 2 entries towards
Celebration Blog Candy Giveaway!

Here are the
"I Spy"

1.  Back in March 2011, I completed a Heritage Collage to honor
a noteworthy person that fell in my ancestral lineage.
Who is that noteworthy person?

2.  I have a large family and each year we enjoy our Family Reunion.
I completed a layout in May 2011
to showcase all of the family members that attended in the year 2008.
As of the time the photos in the layout were taken,
How many children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren did my mother have?

3.  I enjoy delving into many different techniques, art projects, and home decor.
I love to make wreaths as often as time allows.
I did a search of my own blog to be sure you would get the answer I get.....
Out of all the projects that are pulled up when I searched my blog for WREATH,
How many wreaths do you see?
(be sure to click on Newer Posts at the bottom of the page to see more)

4.  If you know me at all, you know how much I love Unity.  So when you click on the tag/label on my sidebar that says Unity Stamps, scroll through the projects that are shown
and tell me the Post Title of your personal favorite project!
[No Link Provided...I can't make the game TOO EASY   :o)  ]
I have added the fun "I Spy" Picture for your ease in finding the Labels section

 5.  I MOST enjoy GIVING, but like any other crafter who gets an opportunity to win fun craft goodies, I am delighted to find out I have been chosen as a winner.  Whether it be during a Blogaversary giveaway, a Follower Appreciation giveaway, a Craft Challenge, or any
other type of drawing.
To show my appreciation I do a series on MONDAYS (when, and if, it applies)
to shout out to the wonderful Sponsors of the Challenges and Giveaways.
What is the name of this MONDAY installment series at my blog?
Be sure to provide the full name!!!
(No Link Provided . . . get your thinking caps on!!!!)

6.  Referring again to question #5, peek through all of those MONDAY posts.
Tell me the name of a Challenge Blog, Site or Sponsor you are
just now hearing about for the first time from viewing these posts?

7.  Did you visit the Challenge Blog, Site or Sponsor by clicking any given link
in the post?  If so, tell me one thing about their site that you most enjoy  and do you think
you will you return to their site again?

This concludes the "I Spy" game and remember, most of all

For the second part of the Celebration, I am hosting 
a Crafty Challenge!!!

As you are playing "I Spy", be sure to 
make a personal note if you come across a past project of
mine that inspires you to create.
After all, it is my goal to have my creations inspire others to get crafty!!!
If you don't see anything during the game, feel free to peek about my blog, use the labels, do a search at the top toolbar of my blog, and find something that does inspire you.

So here is the Crafty Challenge!!! 
Create a project inspired by one of my past or present creations
(choose anything: a card, layout, altered item, tag, 3D, etc.)
and link it below for
5 extra entries
the Celebration Blog Candy Giveaway!

I will give you one extra entry if you leave a comment telling me
the Title of the Post or Give me the Link to the Post
 that INSPIRED your project!

The deadline to send your
"I Spy" answers
and to link your projects
for the
Crafty Challenge
May 18, 2012 
That gives you two weeks to play along
and join in the fun!

Be sure to leave as many comments as you desire so that I can keep an eye
on all the traffic during the fun Celebration.

The only comment that will be counted towards entries in the
giveaway will be those that you leave
to tell me the title of the post or link to the post
that inspired you for the challenge!

Extra Entries
can be earned for
any Referrals you send to my blog or FB Fan Page between
May 1st and May 18th
 (when someone says YOU sent them my way),
One Entry for each referral.

All ENTRIES from the Celebration Poll,
Referrals, the I Spy Game, and the Crafty Challenge
will be combined for a total.
The person with
the most ENTRIES wins!
In the event of a tied number of entries,
I will assign a number
to each person within the tie breaker
and let
choose the winner!

Keep Crafting 

Crafty Challenge
Link Up by May 18, 2012

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  1. Hey jessica, I sent you an email last night, not sure if you got it (you probably did, hopefully you got alot of responses to this fun game that you are trying to catch up on emails!!)
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

  2. Oooh sounds fun, I will be back tomorrow for a good nosey, I know the first question if I remember right, I swooned over it for ages ED, yeah,lol
    Hugz n Congrats hunny
    Kenz xx

  3. hiya I am ur 400th person, my mummy sent me cuz ur one of her faverite crafters, she likes u lots and i will too cuz ur clever at crafting
    My mummy is Kenzie
    lots of love
    Mackadoodle xx

  4. Hi Jessica, I sent you an email,and i linked up my project but I do not see it??

  5. I meant to tell you the project that inspired me was under tag, your Craft chick sketch challenge card:)

  6. Thanks you for your lovely comment and visit. Well done on 400 followers.

    B x

  7. Jessica the wreath search link seems to have broken-- it was working a couple of days back but then I was in a rush and couldnt count--!!

  8. I just emailed for your I spy game! :)

  9. The post that inspired me is the April 10th post, "Time to gather the peeps"

  10. I linked up my project. :)

  11. Jessica linked in a paper flower bouquet inspired by your bouquet at this post:

  12. Jessica linked up one more project inspired by this post:

  13. here you go, another card I made..inspired by you:)

  14. I posted another project. I had to keep up with the competition! I was inspired by your May 8th post.

  15. Hmm I linked another project but it is not showing up.

  16. Jessica I sure am having fun making stuff from your blog.Just linked another project inspired by this post :

  17. Jessica,

    Woo hoo! I really wanted to make this card, found time to do it!


  18. I love using your projects for inspiration! I picked a project that you re-posted on the nice to meet you 3-girl jam blog hop! :)

  19. Posted on my blog:) Now lets hope I can get a project made today:) Nothing like waiting til the last minute!! lol

  20. Better late then never :-D I sent you a text with my answers...should have sent an email cuz the text was three pages! I will post my card tonight. Love ya bunches!!!

  21. Jessica since you love wreaths so much and I love the ones you make,I made one more wreath card inspired by :

  22. I posted a project:) I hope the linky worked lol

  23. Hi Jessica,
    I finally did my crafty challenge! There were so many projects of yours that inspired me, it was hard to decide which to choose. But, I chose this March project, which used the color teal, and the theme of Winged Things. Here is the link to your original post and card:

  24. I linked up number three. This has been so much fun! Thank you Jessica.

  25. I added entry number four just for fun! :)

  26. What a fun idea Jessica. I just got back in town I would have loved to play along, had I been two

  27. The Father's day card was inspired by your March 13th post. I was going to put Happy Birthday but changed my mind. I figured the card looked masculine enough.

  28. The flower card was inspired by your March 15th post. Your card is way fancier than mine though.

  29. HI Jessica,
    What time do projects need to be posted by on the 18th? And can we do more than one challenge? Thanks!

  30. Jessica your crafty challenge sure was super fun .Have quite a few more projects in half completed stage but guess we are running out of time!
    Here is the link to the post which inspired my new link:

  31. Hi hunny, I am emailing answers now, sorry i didn't have time earlier Macka was rushed in hospital with Gastorenteritus but all okay now, I reffered Macka she loves ur blog and can't wait see more, I am hopefully getting a card done today so will link up if i do, Congrats again sweety, luv Kenzie xx

  32. oh forgot say April showers are what my puppy sees is my face, and is my inspiration for my link up card hunny xx

  33. Jess i tried link up my project but am having trouble its here

    Hope this will still count, have a fab day
    love Kenzie xx

  34. Jessica, this was such a fun challenge. I finally uploaded another card and I think it's one of my favorites. You certainly inspired me here!! This was using the sketch you tried and the colors from 3 Girl Jam's ribbon release. This isn't 3 Girl Jam ribbon, but it's coral colored hand-dyed silk ribbon that my Mom gave me. Here's the link to your original project

  35. Jessica How could I not make another wishing well project..!This post actually has elements of your froggy shaped card too !
    So here are the links to the 2 posts which inspired my wishing well pop up card 1.

  36. Woo hoo..I'm on a roll now! I just uploaded another card that I based on this original post and project from you. When I saw your card it really appealed to me . I was inspired by the sketch, the colors, and the twine!

  37. Uploaded another card. Card #4 is also one of my favorites of yours, and a recent one. I took the idea of the rainbow and did my own version of your super cute card. Here is the link to your original project:

  38. You are obviously giving my mojo a boost, as I have made another card, Card #5. This is based on an Ipitty Stamp that I own and had never used. I switched up the colors to make mine a masculine card, but I followed your general design, used a punch on the mat, and button and twine. Here is the original post for your project:

  39. Card #6! I don't even know, or care if additional projects earn more points, I'm just having so much fun I can't stop!! :)
    This card is based on a card that you made, with a house, clouds, rick-rack design and torn paper lawn. I used a stamp set that I have never're really inspiring me to pull out my older supplies and use them!

  40. I just uploaded another card but it looks like something is wrong with the linky widget. I'll email my card link to you Jessica, okay? It says the Linky Widget expired 23 hours ago, which couldn't be right!!
    Anyway, my last card (really, this is my last one I promise!) is inspired by your What Does Your Pet See in the Window card. I kept looking at it and just loved it so much! Here is the link to your original project:

  41. I have two more projects on my blog but it looks like the mr. Linky is gone. Oh well.

  42. This card
    Was inspired my your May tenth post.

  43. This card

    Was inspired by your April 17th post. :)

  44. Yikes! I just realized that I forgot to link up this was inspired by this post:
    Although you did a masculine card, I went the feminine route and used the sketch.

  45. Fun challenge! It's really a kick seeing that a couple of others picked the same projects that I did to be inspired by! In going through all your old posts and projects, I am totally in awe of your craftiness Jessica! You are so multi-talented!

  46. Woah! Karen!! You are a card making machine! Congratulations!

  47. Ps. The countdown is going up. :)

  48. You have been busy too Emily!! And that count down has a mind of its own huh??! I had trouble with the linky earlier but Jessica fixed it. I see you were able to get yours posted as well...good luck to you too!


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