Monday, October 22, 2012

Re-Grand Opening Giveaway Extranveganza!

Hello. friends!

Today is the first day of my week long giveaway! It is part re-grand opening of the blog due to my re-design, part celebration of my 1 million+ hits, and part follower appreciation!

Everyday the giveaway pot gets bigger. For example, today there is one prize, tomorrow there will be two, etc... so make sure you check in EVERYDAY this week! I will announce the winners on Sunday the 28th.

Today's fabulous giveaway is a Go Canada cartridge! This cartridge is really awesome and hard to get your paws on.


 Follow instructions below for how take part in the super fabulous giveaway!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

 October Specials

Back by popular demand, I am giving away one E2 Cricut machine to a lucky customer. To be eligible to win, you have to place an order on my Close To My Heart website this month. That is it! I will draw a winner November 1st.





The October stamp of the month is a total must have! It is called Very Merry Christmas and coordinates with the Artiste cartridge, so if you have that cartridge you are going to want to snatch this up! It makes tag making a total snap!

As always, this stamp set (retail price of $17.95) is only $5 with any order of $50 or more!





 Now don't forget that you can still buy the fabulous Artiste and Art Philosophy cartridges, so if you have not taken the plunge yet, come on in the water is great!

To order click here ==> Melanie's Close To My Heart website


Have a MAGICAL Monday!

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149 comments:

Joan Smith said...

WOW Melanie how generous of you gosh thanks for all the chances. Your new look awesome and classy and congrats on 1 Million hits...just think there are 1 Million people that you've touched their hearts and helped get their craftin' groove on!!
Now go and enjoy your a cuppa Keurig and keep walkin' around with your big 'ol grin!

My Creations with Michelle said...

Wow,Melanie, this contest is just super fabulous, being Canadian I really would like to get my hands on that cartridge, so thank you for the chances to win. Congrats on the new design, and all your hard work.

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

My favorite thing about your blog is the tons of amazing ideas and projects you share. I have had to limit how many blogs I follow because I was spending way too much time on the computer and yours is one of the ones that I've kept. : ) Thanks for all the inspiration. Congrats on your re-grand opening. So exciting.

blueskygirl said...

Love the new look! I really like your blog for all the great ideas. Love how you showcase the new cartridges with projects.

Margie said...

I love the new look! Always love your Cricut layouts!

Kimberli said...

Love your new blog look! My favorite thing about your blog is all the inspiration you provide with your frequent posts and beautiful projects!

Blue6366 said...

I always enjoy stopping by to see what new projects you have in store for us.

the purple muse said...

Wow! Super fab giveaway! Love your Tuts and Videos. Keep em coming:-0

~Tammy Schmitt

tammy dot schmitt at mac dot com

Pam said...

Your new look is beautiful! Love the colors and the elegant design! I always look forward to what you will create next!
Pam

Kerry~Momma K said...

I love the projects that you make. The blog looks great and congratulations.

LadybugCarrie said...

I love your blog because of the creative ideas you share with us! You are an inspiration! :-)

Liz Lumsden said...

You always have inspiring projects and since you are a CTMH consultant, you have projects using their carts! I may not be Canadian but I love that cart and thanks for the chance to win it!

Betsy said...

My favorite thing about your blog is all the wonderful ideas I get for cardmaking and home decor items. I love that they're all easy enough that I can recreate them!! You've also gotten me hooked on CTMH products!
Thanks so much for the chance to win the Go Canada! cart during your big celebration!!

Momof4inArlington said...

You never run out of creative ideas! I love the refinement of your projects. Congratulations on all of you blog accomplishments! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

tndj said...

I love your blog. You have such great ideas and you have inspired us to try new techniques.

JuPooh65 said...

I like your new colors---which just happen to be my daughters wedding colors for her upcoming wedding! :) and I like the simplicity of your craft ideas. They are actually do-able for ALL crafters. Been following you for quite sometime now and really enjoy it. (p.s.....I am a CTMH consultant too. (well, junior right now. :( )

Sue D said...

I like all the inspiration on how to use cartridges and news on the latest ones coming out.

linda rerynolds said...

wow, love the new look! Love all the great ideas that you share for all of us to see!

snappy scrappy said...

I love to see all your creations...great new blog LO! Lee-Ann :)

Pamela said...

Congrats on all the hits!
This is a great contest too!
Love receiving your daily emails and ideas.

littlen said...

i enjoy seeing all of your beautiful creations.

Debbie Kuharcik said...

Love all of your projects. Favorite thing about your blog....Love the colors but even more I love seeing your smiling face at the top of the blog...it tells me you've been creating something extra special<3

Buncobuddy said...

Sometimes your inspirations give me just the kick I need to get crafting again. Thanks

ursula Uphof said...

Lovw the new blog, and congratualtions on your wonderful achievement of so many visitors.

Carol Tro said...

It's great to see all the stuff that you make with the different Cricut cartridges!! Sometimes I get creative block. I come to your site & you have a card & it clicks. Your new look is awesome!!

Leanne said...

Hi Melanie! LOVE your new blog make over! I love coming here for inspiration and what you make using the new cartridges. Thank you for all you do! Hugs, Leanne

Diana said...

Great new look! I have learned so much from following your blog! Love all your projects.

Debbie (from Sugar Land) said...

favorite thing? I guess it is that I love your creations and that I can use the inspiration as I have the cricut and many of the carts at home. You always give ideas that help me branch out to new areas.

Noreen Johnson said...

Love the new look of the blog

Donna said...

I love the look of your new blog Melanie. Congrats on 1 million hits, you deserve all those hits, you have shared so much with all of us. Thanks for the great prizes you are giving away.

Donna C.
goCricutgo

pruttybird said...

I love all the cool projects you create. Sooo much inspiration :)

pruttybird at comcast dot net

Houses Built of Cards said...

I love all the inspiration you give all the time! The new blog looks great too!!!

housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

Marianne said...

i just got a new E2, and i love your site because of all the cool projects and that you show the new cartridges and what to make with them! This is an awesome giveaway, and i can already think how i would use it!Thanks for your great work and chance to win. i follow by email as

marianneDOTwanhamATgmailDOTcom

Tanya said...

Such a neat giveaway and happy re-grand(ing)...ish...I think...LOL! I love your blog....I check in daily for awesome cricut inspiration!...and CTMH ideas too...You are my No. 1 read in the mornings! Keep up the great work!
Tanya T
tanya.thompson53@gmail.com

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

wow what great giveaways this week, I'm so excited!! I love how you pinpoint a different cartridge with a wonderful project from it such as Artiste which I get so much inspiration from!

snowdraak said...

Wow what a great new look to your blog! Love the colours. I would love to win the Canadian cart - I am a Canadian living in the US. Can't think of a better prize for me except the machine! ;)
Thanks for the chance to win.

Andi said...

Simply...the inspiration you exude is absolutely my favorite part of this blog! And thank you for the daily inspiration!

Judy Menke said...

Thanks for sharing your creations.

Cathy said...

Have always loved your tutorials. Keep 'em coming, please! So excited about your grand re-opening.

Gramjak said...

You know how I love your blog -- and that I'm been a follower forever, but I MUST tell you again how inspired I am by everything you include for us.
Thanks for great ideas and spreading happiness!!

Cathy said...

Love your tutorials. Keep 'em coming please. So excited about your grand re-opening. Thanks for all you do.

a*sweet*indulgence said...

You have such great ideas. I look forward to seeing your emails.

Clemente Batan said...

Nice new look!

hopefulcrafter said...

There are so many great things to comment on and I really like your new look. I really like that you do different projects, not just cards and scrapbook layouts.

1Happy Mimi said...

I love your blog, it's the first one I started to following for the creative reasons, years ago!

Anonymous said...

I love your generosity in sharing your creative ideas & the goodies that you frequently have as give-a-ways. You new blog design is great.
Donna K U

Natalie said...

I love getting your e-mails with all the great projects - my favorites are the layouts.

Keep the inspiration coming!

Erin L. said...

I love this blog because it's about 2 of my favorite things, Cricut and CTMH! Such a fun giveaway. Thanks!

CathyinMN said...

Congrats on 1 million + hits on your blog and on your new blog look. My favorite thing about your blog is the great projects and the inspiration I get from them. Thanks for the chance to win!

Kim B. said...

My favorite thing about this blog is the inspiration and the down to earth feel. I look forward to getting your blog in my inbox because I know it will give me some awesome inspiration and put a smile on my face!!!

Wende said...

I would love to win this cart, years ago we lived in Canada for a year and this cart would help make some great LOs. Thanks for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

Love your blog and it's unique projects. I also became a follower of your Everyday Cricut today as well! Thanks for everything!
TK Watson

CSeeger said...

The new style is quite elegant, but what I like best will always be the great inspiration you share!

~ Lori ~ said...

Glad that you're back! I'm ready for some inspiration and you never fail to inspire! Love your blog's new look...very nice!

Teri said...

Love the new look. I love all your great projects aannd cards. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

Betsy said...

I like the new banner along the top of the page. Nice, clean page! The new voting or prize entering box is a little confusing to me, but I'm catching on!

Moosisk said...

I love all the inspiration I receive by reading your blog. You are also so generous with all your giveaways. Thanks and congrats on your new blog design. :D

Christina Boisse said...

I love all the ideas I get for projects and of course there are the give-a-ways!

Vanessa said...

I love your blog because it provides so much information and inspiration for using my Cricut!

Got2BCrafting said...

I have been following you pretty much since the day I got my first Cricut 3 years ago... actually even before because I was looking for inspiration. :) You are such an amazing talent, and I LOVE seeing everything you create. You have inspired me in many, many ways and I look forward to following you for years to come.
Thanks for everything you do Melanie!
Lori

Lisa B said...

I'm an email subscription follower and I love all of the amazing projects that you share on your blog.

The new blog design is fabulous!

Rachel said...

My favorite thing about your blog is the way you combine stamping with Cricut cuts. I am a new stamper, and I appreciate that aspect of your creations. :) Plus you have endless projects and inspiration!

Stephanie said...

Congratulations. Great contest. Proof that you have inspired tons of people.

Moira said...

What don't I love about your blog! Yours, Joys, and the Everyday Cricut blogs are the only three I check every day. :) Thanks for the inspiration.

jordanbev5 said...

I love your amazing talents of making beautiful cards and projects. You inspire me and give me easy steps to success with my own projects. Thank you!
Congratulations on 1 Million hits!!! Love your new blog look, and beautiful photo of yourself!

Crystal said...

I love all the amazing designs you come up with. You are so talented & I appreciate you sharing with the world!

pattimiginty said...

I love love love CTMH and get inspiration from your tips and projects.

caj said...

The new look rocks. I love your ideas, the great instructions and your willingness to share it all with us. Thanks for the great giveaway!!

paperfun said...

Your new look is very nice. The white background makes the designs pop.

Mari

Marcia said...

I love the new look! My favorite thing about your blog are your wonderful designs. They give me such inspiration!

mb6464@hotmail.com
marciasmemories.blogspot.com

Karen said...

Wow what a great giveaway! I always check in daily to see what you're up to!

Marcia said...

This s a great opportunity for all your followers. I love you blog and look forward to many more ideas from you. Thanks for the inspiration.

Wendy Coffman said...

I love that there's something daily to check in on!

Karen said...

I love your blog everyday you have a project that rocks!!!
Karen dkolopez@msn.com

Karee Sue said...

I love visiting your blog, and like you on facebook, congrats on the 1 million hits.

wilonestar said...

Your new blog has gone the clean less is more like so much of the decor lately. I like it and love the continual inspiration I get here.

Brenda said...

I love all the fabulous projects and carts that you show case. I also love all the giveaways too! So fun!

Jill Rugg said...

Love the new blog and thanks for the giveaways!

Jonnie (JB) said...

I love finding out about the latest products

moknowsall said...

great new blog, it is my style too. i love my Artiste cart that I ordered from use, have used it several times. Have yet to use/figure out the stamps and chip board, that's the next project

maureen

Angie P. said...

I love when you do videos! Also love seeing the new products!

Mary said...

Congrats on over 1 million hits (wow, that's alot) and on your redesign and grand reopening. What a great giveaway week!

marg0006 said...

Thanks for all the fun projects and cool giveaways. I love that you give us so many chances to win carts. I also like your how tos.

Peg said...

Melanie,
Have been a follower of you blog for quite some time, always lots of fun projects to see and do. Great new look!Great giveaway!! Thanks for all the inspiration and giveaways!

michelle jadaa said...

Thank you for all your inspiration and creative spirit.

Anonymous said...

How exciting! Thanks for the fab week of drawings. I subscribe by e-mail.
Lorrie

Jingle said...

I subscribe via email! :) The new look is GORGEOUS!

Jingle said...

My favorite thing is that I get new ideas and encouragement to use my Cricut! I need that! :)

Crhiga said...

My favorites are your unique style design in your projects!!

Carol

Jamie said...

my fav thing about your blog is all of your projects they're so inspiring i love to see what you make each day!
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

TeresaK said...

Your blog inspires me to get in the craft room and create! You show us doable projects that are always super cute! Thanks for the chance to win! Love the new look!
Teresa

K and P's Mom said...

Melonie, great contest. Thanks.
1 million hits Wohoo!!!!!!!!
My favorite think about your blog is all the shared creativity.
Thanks for the inspiration.

Mary O'Neal
redpupper@aol.com

Beebeebabs said...

Your blog is such a great inspiration tfs!!!

Tanya C. said...

Love the new look of your blog! Congratulations on reaching 1 million people!!

scrappingnana said...

My favorite thing(s) are all the amazing projects you share. I love using my Circut and any tips are always appreciated.

Jan Lynn said...

Love the new look. You always share the neatest projects and give us so much inspiration.

HappiExpressions-Carol said...

Great giveaways! I like the to see all the new cartridges that come out and you always have them here.

jcinokc said...

Love your new blog. My favorite thing about your blog is seeing what you create with all of your Cricut cartridges. Thanks for the chance to win!

Ruth said...

Love the new 'classy' look. Congrats.

Gabyb said...

This is really a great new website. I love the videos and all of your creations. Thanks

Pat said...

Love the new look, very pretty. My favorite thing about your blog is all of the different projects. I really like the variety.

Karen said...

I love the tutorials on how you make things.
Karen L 1020at gmaildot com

TeacherMom said...

Love the new look! Very fresh looking! Also, congrats on the million hits! Wow!!!! I love everything but especially love all your wonderful and inspiring projects!!! Thanks for the chances to win! I am Canadian and can't find the Go Canada cart. Need it!!!!!!!!!
Looking forward to more delightfulness from your blog.
TeacherMom

Chelle said...

I LOVE the way you share your creativity w/ ALL of us, walk us thru what it is supposed to look like & how to do it. I am NOT this creative on my own but thru you have made some beautiful cards & such to give to others!!! I THANK you for that!!
kweenbee_612@yahoo.com

the life and times said...

The new Blog looks wonderful. Congratulations on the 1 million hits. You put together some wonderful ideas. I love being able to go back and look at the projects you have made. Cant wait to see what you do next.

Kathleen said...

Love all the ideas you give us on how to use Cricut cartridges, old and new. And, I'm still trying to figure out how you tie that fabulous bow on a lot of your cards.

Kathleen in NJ
kmurphy614@gmail.com

Auntie Buttie said...

27love your new blog design, and all your projects!!! thanks for all the give aways and the chance to try and win this cartridge!

Anonymous said...

Rose said...
WOW!!! A million hits WOW!!!You have touch my heart with your kindness & love,the love you share with us in all of your projects each day!A MILLION you have touch so many hearts!Love the new look <Bright & clean the white back ground is easy for me read/see!
TSMFS
rosebud222222222

UnikeByYes said...

What I love the most about your blog, are the endless ideas and fabulous tutorials, specially the one about cutting fabric with cricut. Thank you for all you do and share with us, congrats again for the blog milestone!!!
Have a wonderful day!
Liz
unikebyyes{at} yahoo{dot} com

Tammi A. said...

Great blog design. Thanks for the chance to win. I am a subscriber.

tammi_amata@ameritech.net

jean said...

Your new blog looks awesome ,I always love ur emails to me an all ur great ideas!!!

cricutharper said...

My favorite thing about your blog is all the simple and beautiful design ideas with cricut cuts you have. I always am inspired to try something. You are great at showcasing some of the "hidden" cuts from cartridges and showcase them in very interesting ways I had not thought about.

Benwah said...

All the ideas that you share. They all help to spark the mind. Thanks

Frann said...

Great new look! I like the variety of projects on your blog.

D- said...

Love the new look! Thanks for the chance to win some great blog candy!
dmcardmaker (at AOL)

D- said...

I am an email follower.
dmcardmaker (at AOL)

Paper Sewn Visions said...

Love your new blog look. I am now a subscriber.

~ Jo ~ said...

Oh I love the new look of your blog!! congrats to the new design!!! My favorite thing about your blog is your inspiration and awesome giveaways!!

Hugs,
Jo
www.jwscrapshack.blogspot.com

Debby said...

Love the new look Melanie! What I love most about your blog is all the inspiration I get from you. Your amazing on creating with these cartridges.
angel hugs
Debby

Laura said...

Love the new look! thanks for all the giveaways :)

Jenny said...

First off I must say that I LOVE your new look!! & the main reason I subscribed to your blog is because of all the beautiful creatures posted. Especially that it's all made using the Cricut. I am a HUGE fan of the Cricut and having a blog design all different types of crafts using the Cricut just inspire's me that much more to create with my own. Thanks for such a generous giveaway and I am crossing my fingers!!

Rebecca said...

My favorite thing about your blog is all the projects you've shown and the awesome giveaways!

Barbara A. said...

Love your inspiration!!! It's what keeps me going!

Melissa P said...

I love your ideas and projects. I just got an imagine recently and would LOVE to win some cartridges to use with it :)
Thanks for all you do!

Susan said...

I love this cart! Congrats on the new look! Fabulous. Thank you so very much for the chance to win such fab prizes!
Sue Brailey

Barb said...

love this site because it has so many helpful ideas and lots of projects.

Ruth G said...

My favorite thing is that your favorite things and mine are the same: Cricut and CTMH! I love seeing how you use the products I love! You make me feel good about how fabulous those products are and how much I can do with them!

Helen said...

I love your fabulous Cricut creations--they give me great ideas! Especially cards :)

Lisa said...

Love your blog. I subscribe via email subsrcription.

Joann said...

I absolutely love your card making! Your new blog is gorgeous!

Creative M said...

Love your new look!Awesome!
Enjoy your day,
Migdalia

GiGi said...

Beautiful new blog design! My favorite thing about your blog is pretty much everything! You always give me inspiration every time I visit!

Anonymous said...

Rose said...
My favorite thing about your blog is everything! Thanks for every thing you do!TFSSM
Rosebud222222222

Pat P said...

You sure have come far since I first began following your blog! Congratulations.
patpionkeathotmaildotcom

ME said...

I love my new stamps and the Advent Kit!

Ladybug said...

Loooove the new look of your blog. Soooooo elegant, as well as being "fun". Just like you, Mel!!

Seeing as I'm a "Canuck", I would love to win this cart, as I don't yet have it.

Thanks so much for the chance of winning your awesome blog candy! Very generous of you!!! :-)

Josie0602 said...

My favorite thing about your blog is the beautiful things you make and share with us! When I need inspiration for cards, I always stop by to visit to see what you have created with the Cricut cartridge that I want to use!
Tracy

Krista Ritskes said...

I am often quite inspired by your Cricut creations. Being a CTMYH consultant as well, you help me think outside the box of what our products can do. Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

Mrs. Wiggles said...

Love your blogs because of all the great projects that you post.

OCCricut said...

My favorite thing about your blog is everything!!!

Dixie said...

I like your blog because there is content almost every day! I love that you make so many cards (I am not a scrapbooker).

Sandy said...

I like your blog for all the ideas you have. It's great that you do cards, layouts, home decor.

Sheryl - Skylar & Maci's Noni :} said...

I love the new look of your blog! And CONGRATS on 1mil. hits, that means you have touched a lot of lives and giving a lot of inspiration to a lot of people, WELL DONE! I for 1 have been 1 of those hits many times And you never fail to give me inspiration, so thank you on a job well done! also, thank you for the opportunity to win such a nice cartridge! Hope you have a very blessed day, sheryl :-)

Sheryl - Skylar & Maci's Noni :} said...

Oooopps, Forgot to add that I am also a follower of your blog!

scrapdiva said...

I love every thing about your blog, i look forward every day too see the projects for that day, i have been addicted to your blog for a long time, thank you for all the great ideas, you really inspire me to craft.

Adriana Magee

Tammy V said...

I subscribe via email to your blog (different email than I use here). I love all the great projects! I look forward to seeing them.

Luria said...

What a great person you are for all that you do and share with all of us. Thanks fpor the chance to win some great prozes.

Luria

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Love all the projects!!!

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Great giveaway thanks for the chance to win.

Veronica (follower)
mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com
mommyscraftycreations at gmail.com

 
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