Friday, January 20, 2012

100,000 Pageviews Giveaway!

It's time for a giveaway!! :)  I also wanted to celebrate my 100,000 pageviews (although now it's almost 102, guys are awesome!) with a giveaway for my readers.  The winner of the giveaway will receive 3 different prizes. :) Please read all the way to the bottom of the post so you don't miss an important update to the giveaway rules! 

First, Deb of Debonair Designs has graciously donated a PDF file pattern for her latest creation, "Archipelago".  This pattern will allow you to make an adorable hat and sweater set like the ones you see below:

You can see more details about this pattern and its variations HERE on the Debonair Designs blog.  Deb will also be listing these actual sweater sets on eBay, so keep an eye on her eBay store!

I also have a couple of small things to add.  First is this adorable doll-sized vanilla Pepsi can (it's actually lip gloss, but it looks really authentic). :)

Here's Hayden demonstrating how great this works with your dolls.

Note, the paper around the can wasn't scrunched at the top until I put the clear rubber band around it, so be careful with your rubber bands! :(

Finally, I'm offering this adorable Tangled Squinkies set. :)  The set includes Rapunzel, Flynn, Maximus, Pascal, a bracelet and it's little charm thingees that keep the Squinkies on, and 4 Squinkies bubbles.

Here's a closer look at Rapunzel.  I just wanted to note that the quality control on this round of Squinkies didn't seem to be that great.  This set was the best one I could find that had a good Flynn and a decent Rapunzel.  You'll notice that not all of her hair is yellow where it's supposed to be.  I just wanted to point this out so you weren't disappointed when she arrived.

Flynn, however, is absolutely adorable! :)

Maximus and Pascal are really cute, too, although there seems to be a discrepancy in their sizes.  That's either one giant chameleon, or one tiny horse! ;)

Okay, now for the boring stuff. ;)

1.  To enter this giveaway, please leave your name or username and your email address in the comments below.  I have comment moderation on, so no one will see your information but me. 

2.  You may enter the Giveaway until Friday, January 27th.  On Saturday, January 28th, I will put all of the entrants' names in a hat and draw the winner.

3.  If you're under 18, please get a parent's permission before entering.  I will have to get your mailing address, and I'd like to know ahead of time that your parents are okay with that! :)

4.  Sorry to all of my international readers, but I'd like to keep this contest within the USA, simply because of shipping costs.  I hope you understand. :(

5.  There will be 1 winner...all of the giveaway prizes are going to be given together.

6.  The winner of the Giveaway will be notified via email and on this blog.  They will have one week to respond and claim their prize.  If I don't hear from them by Saturday, February 4th, then another winner will be chosen.

7.  I will email the winner the pattern as a PDF file.  The Pepsi can and the Tangled Squinkies will be mailed via snail mail.

Also, just to let you know, those of you who participate in my Disney Tag will get an extra entry in the Giveaway drawing, just for participating.  But hurry!  While I don't have a limit on the tag, you will only get a free entry if you participate by Friday, January 27th!

UPDATE:  I've had some interest from one of my international readers in the pattern offered in this giveaway, since it doesn't have to be shipped.  So, here's what I've decided to do.  If you are outside of the US but are interested in the Debonair Designs PDF pattern, you may enter the giveaway.  However, I will not be able to ship the Squinkies and soda can to you, so you will be entering for the pattern ONLY.  If you are an international reader and enter the giveaway, please let me know in your comment!  If I draw the name of someone from outside of the US, I will then hold another drawing for the Squinkies and the soda can.  If someone from the US has their name drawn, they will win all 3 items. 

I hope this helps! :)

Have fun entering, everyone!   And thanks again for being so amazing. :)


Mickey's Girl said...

Woo Hoo! Go Rapunzel squikies! Maybe I'll be able to particapate when I'm older. ;)

Mickey's Girl

beast'sbelle said...

Aren't they cute? :) I'm sorry you can't participate this time around. I'll try to stick around for a while so you can do a giveaway later. ;)

beast'sbelle said...

Hi Serenata...I've now updated the contest so that you can enter for the pattern only. :)

Elliebob said...

I entered :). Hey, I just realized, but your beast is named after the characters voice, robby! I never realized that before!! How cool. You are very creative with your names. I would have never thought of naming my doll after their voice. haha! Anywho, thanks for having the giveaway, :)

beast'sbelle said...

Thanks, Elliebob. I got your entry. :)

Yep, Robby is indeed named after Robby Benson. When I was little I was really obsessed with Disney movies. (I can hear my mother now: "When you were little? What about now?") ;) Anyway, I used to memorize the names of the actors who played the lead characters. Some time after Beauty and the Beast came out, there was a newspaper article about the movie that had a picture of Robby Benson and Paige O'Hara. I cut it out and put it in my purse. I'm not sure when it was, but a while after that, I lost my purse in one of the stores at the mall. I didn't have any money or valuables in it. I can remember my mom asking whether or not I really needed the purse, and I remember saying rather pitifully, "Well, it has my only picture of Robby Benson and Paige O'Hara in it!" We found the purse.

Wow, I don't know where that random memory came from. I do enjoy learning random movie facts, though, and I love finding the perfect name for my dolls, too. :)

Elliebob said...

What a great memory!!

beast'sbelle said...

Thanks. :)

Elliebob said...


erica said...

did you get my entry?

beast'sbelle said...

Yes, I did, Erica. :)

Claire said...

Those Tangled Squinkies are so adorable! :) That little Flynn is just so adorable. :) I'd have to agree; Maximus and Pascal do seem a bit disproportionate...but if Pascal was going to be sized to a scale where he could fit on Rapunzel's shoulder, then he would be quite small! ;)

erica said...

yeah :)