Wednesday, July 25, 2012

2 Year Blogoversary Giveaways :D

Okay, it's the moment you've all been waiting for:  it's time to announce the giveaways for Never Grow Up's 2 Year Blogoversary!  Yay!! :D

I have several items I'll be giving away this time around, and for the sake of simplicity, I've decided to do things a little differently than I normally do.  

I'm going to list all of the different giveaway items in this one post.  If you're interested in participating in the giveaways, simply leave a comment at the end of this post with your name or username and an email address where I can contact you.  As usual, comment moderation will be on, so no one will see your email address but me.  And as always, if you are under 18, please get your parents' permission before entering, as I'll have to get your mailing address later on.

Here's the part that's different.  Because of the number of items I'm giving away, I'm not going to have you specify which giveaway you'd like to participate in.  Instead, when you comment on this post, you'll automatically be entered in all of the giveaways mentioned in the post.  Sorry to do it that way, but I think it would be much more complicated on my end to try to keep everything straight if I tried to get the right people entered into the right giveaway.  I know from past experience that things can be a little crazy with giveaways anyway. :}  I hope you guys understand.  

So, a few more boring details.  You will have until THURSDAY, AUGUST 2ND to comment on this post and enter these giveaways.  On Friday, August 3rd, I will put all of your names in a hat and draw names until a winner has been chosen for each of the prizes.  I will then contact the winners via email, and they will have 3 days to contact me, confirming that they got my email and giving me their mailing address.  If I haven't heard from the winners by Monday, August 6th, then new winners will be chosen.  I know I normally give a little more response time than that, but August 6th is Tess and Maggie's 2nd Blogoversary, and I'd prefer to not have the two celebrations overlapping too much! :}

Also, I'm very sorry, but I'm not able to do International shipping at this time, so this contest is open to US residents only. 

If you have any further questions, feel free to leave them in a comment on this post or email me at nevergrowup.beastsbelle  

Okay, now that we got all that out of the way, it's time to show off the prizes! :)  

Giveaway #1:  A Disney Princess Reusable Shopping Bag
This lovely reusable shopping bag is directly from the Disney Store.  It still has its original tags attached.  I purchased this on my recent vacation with the giveaway in mind.  One of the things that's so cool about it is that it features the princesses with their new looks. :)  FYI, there is a small amount of grey on the handles, because I held it with some of the regular Disney shopping bags, and the ink from the plastic bags bled a bit on the handles.  :(  But it was only used to hold my newest Disney Store Belle doll as I walked through the mall, and then was packed safely away in my suitcase. :)

Giveaway #2:  Thomas Kinkade Doll-Sized Art (Postcard and Magnet)
Many of you know that the talented "Painter of Light", Thomas Kinkade, passed away earlier this year.  He was in the middle of working on a series of Disney paintings, called the Disney Dreams Collection, and "Sleeping Beauty" was one of his last (sadly, he never got to "Tangled" or "Aladdin", but he did many other wonderful depictions of beloved Disney films, such as "Bambi").

This Bambi postcard, entitled "Bambi's First Year", is one of the promotional postcards produced by the Thomas Kinkade gallery.  I purchased it secondhand off of eBay a little over a year ago.  

A closer look at some of the artwork.

The message on the back of the postcard (you can click on it to make it bigger).

It makes a great doll-sized poster. :)

  The winner of this giveaway will also receive this adorable magnet, made by eBay seller piney94.  It's a pint-sized replica of the original painting, and will come to you in this protective sleeve.

It makes very cool doll-sized artwork, too. :)

A closer view.

Giveaway #3:  A Disney Store Mini Plush Snow White Doll
Also purchased at the Disney Store during my vacation, this sweet little doll still has her original tags and is waiting for a new home.  (Funny story about this:  I was actually planning on getting a mini plush Rapunzel doll for the giveaway, since I'm not a huge Snow White fan.  But Middle Gal, who is a Snow White fan, decided to get a Rapunzel instead...go figure...and just happened to get the very last mini plush Rapunzel in the whole store! ;)  I decided to do a Belle next, but I didn't really care for the way her face or hair looked.  Snow White had the best face out of all of the other princesses, so she's the one I ended up with.) ;)

A close-up of her face.

As I mentioned before, she's one of the mini dolls, so she's about 12" high.  Here's a comparison pic of her next to Emma so you can get an idea of her size:
(P.S.  Does this answer your earlier question, Laurie?) ;)

Giveaway #4:  An 18" Doll-Sized Jacket with 6 American Girl Stickers

This pretty blue jacket is from the Springfield Collection at Michael's and is the same one I've used for some of my photo shoots in the past.  

Here's a picture of Emma modeling my own Springfield jacket:

I also used it in this picture of Hayden, which is one of my absolute favorite pictures of her! :)

Also included in this giveaway are 6 American Girl craft stickers, also sold at Michael's:

Giveaway #5:  Random 18" Doll-Sized Goodies
Here are some fun little items for your American Girl or other similarly-sized dolls.

A doll-sized fish tank...

...a chocolate bar eraser... ice cream cone eraser...

...a little mini stapler with staples included...

(just the right size for dolls)

...a Twilight Sparkle My Little Pony from the blind bag series...

(complete with her collector's card)

...a little compact purse...

(just right for all of that loose change)

(except for the fact that's actually lip gloss) ;)

...and finally, a Disney Princess tin for holding all of your doll's special treasures.

A few more views: 

So there you have it!  Remember, commenting will put you in the running for every single giveaway.  You have all week leave your comments.  Talk to you soon, and...

"...have fun entering, everyone!" ;)


beastsbelle said...

Hi, Laura Ashley. I got your entry but I still need your email address so that I can contact you if you win. Thanks! :)

All AG said...

I do not no if I can enter yet but I found 18 dollars I completely forgot about! :D I can buy Mosi! Which I am going to name Mansi Angeni Meaning in her language Plucked Flower and Spirit. I think Mansi is a pretty name, don't you think? :-) What did you think about my story, did you like it? :-) I can not wait until Mansi Angeni comes out. Now she will be officially coming to my house! :D

MulanFan_95 said...

I wish I could enter, but I live in Mexico, so that's not possible. Love the Snow White mini-plush!

beastsbelle said...

Sorry about that, MulanFan_95. :( International shipping can be a real hassle, and the charges are often pretty expensive. I hope you understand.

Okay, I'm sorry, but I had a slight issue with my system and I lost one email. The username was Duckgirl or something along that line. If you're the person I'm referring to, would you be so kind as to send me your email address again? Sorry for the inconvenience. And don't worry, it shouldn't happen again...for anyone.

beastsbelle said...

Hi All AG. Let me know if you end up being able to enter. :)

Congrats on having enough to buy Mosi (or Mansi). ;) I'm looking forward to her release too.

Your story was interesting. I never would have thought to combine Disney Princesses and the Hunger Games. ;) It looks like you've already got some fans on the site...congratulations!

Talk to you again soon. :)

beastsbelle said...

Thanks for all of the entries, everyone! :)

beastsbelle said...

Thanks, Alice...I'll pass the message along to Emma. ;)

beastsbelle said...

Hey everyone! Thank you so much for all of the lovely comments (that I can't publish because they're attached to email addresses). ;) We have 14 entries so far, so the odds are really good! :)

Also, to Laura Ashley and Duckgirl/darling ducks (or something like that), I am still going to enter you both into the giveaway, but I really need your email addresses just in case you win. If you can, please comment with your email addresses for me. Thanks so much. :)

beastsbelle said...

Got your entry, Frankie. Don't worry...I'm not publishing any of the comments that contain email addresses. ;)

beastsbelle said...

Thanks, Meghan Rebecca. :) You actually did leave your email address, but I accidentally deleted the comment. :{ I actually remembered most of your email address, but couldn't remember if it was a gmail or yahoo account. Thanks for getting me the address again. :)

beastsbelle said...

Hi Elliebob. Participating in the Fairy Tale Blog Party enters you into the drawing for my "Fairy Tale Faces" artwork. I'm keeping the giveaways on this post separate this time. :)

beastsbelle said...

You're entered CarolynQuilts. If you wouldn't mind sending me another comment with an email address where I can reach you, that would be great (I won't publish it).

beastsbelle said...

Got your email, Carolyn...thanks. :)

beastsbelle said...

Thanks, Laura Ashley. Got your email. Your comments ended up in my spam folder! :{

ForeverJesus12 said...

Hi beastsbelle. did you get my entry?

beastsbelle said...

Yep, sure did! :) I'm just getting ready to do the drawings. :D