Friday, December 30, 2011

New Beginnings - F.F. #1

 Hello :)

Despite the fact that it's not QUITE the new year yet, I'm starting it off right here :) ( still can't believe this is the end of THIS one already...where did the year go?!)

There will be a few changes to how things are done as far as giveaways and such go.

#1 -As far as the giveaways themselves are run, I've been considering Rafflecopter so I think we'll give it a try this month and see how it works out :)
#2- Prize wise, we'll be doing two - one run by rafflecopter open to everyone, and a second open to ONLY  followers ( this one will be done by comments & ). Followers can enter both ;)
#3 - I will no longer be emailing the winners. From now on the winner's name will be posted in my blog and they'll have two weeks in which to contact me to claim their prize. If they don't, I'll draw a new winner.

So what do you think? Not bad as far as changes and rules go ;)

I've been thinking of challenges and what not as well, and have decided to consider taking part in more, as well as host my own.

I saw one about a daily challenge where you make one pair of earrings each day. That sounds very doable... but what would I do with all those earrings? If you have a shop you can always post them for sale, so for shop owners it would be a good way to keep your stock up :) I HAVE been giving opening a shop some serious thought lately...

I suppose it would also depend on how long the challenge ran as too how many you ended up with... and for me, well... there are days when I just don't feel like making earrings and need to do something 'more'... perhaps  something more like ' a piece of jewelry a day' ... then post a collection of what had been made at the end of the week? What do you think? Would you be interested in joining me in creating something each day and then sharing photos of the weeks work on a Sunday? Perhaps start a flickr group for it? I'll be playing with photoshop and creating a name for it and a button to share in case anyone is interested in joining in and will be starting it off on Monday, so you can expect the blog post about it on Sunday with maybe a MisterLinky or a flickr group link or something along those lines for anyone interested :)

My Freebie Friday for January, as I mentioned, will be different.

There will be one post (this one) with the main 'everyone is welcome' rafflecopter entry. Up for grabs this month is this shell coin & seed bead bracelet

The second part of it, the one for followers only, will be in parts. I've decided I rather enjoy the destash giveaways that I come across and so, for my followers, I shall do a month long destash :) I'll post a second blog just for that though, so be prepared for a double posting tonight ;)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

BWS tips button


  1. I really do like challenges but I know that I am really not up to a daily one. But one of my goals this year is to enter all the ones out at ArtBeadLove.

  2. Like the bracelet, had not thought to do multiple strands of seed beads with the coins.

    I like challenges but usually only bead three days a weeks so might not be able to do a daily challenge unless you can do them all at once and then show them one at a time.

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway.


  3. Love the bracelet and the challenge sounds interesting.

    I'll be honest and say I don't like rule change #3. I almost didn't enter the giveaway because of it. I consider it a reader courtesy when a blog author emails their winners. I get hundreds of blog posts delivered daily and I'll confess I don't always read every one.

    Here's another option for you if you don't want the bother of emailing the winners. Some blog authors have started asking for mailing info in the entry form. That's OK with me and is another option for you.

    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com