Nov 9, 2012

Holy Family Giveaway - Yes?

*** This Giveaway has closed***

Please note, on Jan. 15, 2013 - Feedburner had a hiccup and sent this post out to all my subscribers.  I got in my inbox too and what quite surprised.  Needless to say, if you are reading this post now because of the email please know the giveaway has ended and already been awarded!



Holy Moly!  I'm feelin' pretty dang happy right now.

My little blog, between my Google followers, blog feeds, Pinterest, etc..., has reached 6,000 plus followers.   Now, I'm fully aware that compared to most blogs, that is actually a very small number.  But, for me, since I never intended to be a big player, that is kind of a big number and it makes me happy.  That means that 6,000 people out there like something about what I do, liked what I made, agreed at one point with something I've said, or just follow along to see when I will self-destruct. (which could happen)

This news totally made my day.  So much so that I'd like to pass along the happiness!  

So, as I'm sitting here working up the tutorials for our last few pieces of our nativity: Joseph, Mary and Baby Jesus, I just thought "hey, I should give this away!"  You guys have followed along with this Nativity project all year.  You've read the tutorials, and some of you are doing them.  You've pinned it on Pinterest, shared it with your friends.  You've emailed me questions, you've sent me pictures of your creations and well,  you've been patient with me when I've been slow to post and you were even supportive this past summer when life derailed my plans and it all means a lot.

So, as a thank you I want one of my readers to have this.  


(give-away includes the following:  Joseph, Mary, Baby Jesus, the manger and the stable.)

Do you want to win it?

If you do just leave me a comment and answer this one question:

Q:  What types of things would you like to see more of on  Then She Made in 2013?

And, be sure that you leave a way for me to contact you.  If your comment gets picked but there is no contact info, another winner will be chosen.  

I will keep this open for one week, all comments need to be made by Friday, November 16th, 2012.

Thank you all again!  I love my readers!

*** Edited 1/15/13 - this giveaway has ended - no further comments please

80 comments:

Larissa said...

This is SO dang cute! I would love to see more holiday decorating. You do such a good job already, but I am always on the look out for more fun christmas/halloween decorations! larissagrav@gmail.com

mamarachael said...

I am currently on the quest figure out Thanksgiving decorations, and Easter, too. This nativity set is so stinking cute, I hope to make one some day -- but the stable and holy family would be a start!

change 'dot' to a . and 'at' to @ --
the dot china dot lady at gmail.com

April said...

I love all of your lovely creations! I would love to have a Nativity of my very own made by you! I would love to see more of the same :-) I love the jewelry and all of the clay creations. I had not worked with clay before and since finding your blog I have made myself some jewelry! Very cool!
April
1countrymomslife@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I LOVE your nativity!!! In the future, I'd love more thanksgiving decorations and easter too!
Thank you!
Lori
mnl123@sbcglobal.net

Molly said...

I would so love to have this sweet nativity made by YOU! What a great way to keep Christ in the holiday. I don't know what I want to see more of ... I think your blog is a perfect mix already. Thanks for always inspiring me :)

Julie said...

Would love to see more jewelry projects and maybe kid friendly projects!

Your nativity set is gorgeous! Would love to win this for our little six year old...she has a small nativity set that she refuses to put away after the holidays...says she can't put baby Jesus in a box for the rest of the year! So she is probably the only little one I know who has her ragged little set on her dresser 365 days a year!

Thanks for a fun giveaway and for sharing on your blog!

Julie

Antonio said...

Would love to win this beautiful holy family set made by you! Would love to see more jewelry you make with your girls. As a mama of four girls I'm always looking for beautiful things to create with them and you sure make beautiful things!!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win your beautiful giveaway!!!

adevincentis (at) bak (dot) rr (dot) com

TiffanyM said...

What a lovely nativity! :) I think this would be great for my kiddo to learn how to make! :)

I love your blog already! Mrstiffanym at gmail dot

maria A said...

I love all the nativity you make. Maybe do something with Easter with fun colors, maybe something for new mothers. I am always on the lookout for cute Pregnant moms to be.

Kristi said...

I love your blog and am doing the nativity with your tutorials. (I sent my pic in). I have a love for salt dough. I would love to see some ornamnents, basket fillers, etc. Thanks for such a great blog!

myraggdyann at yahoo dot com

Susan F. said...

I love seeing your crafts and the tutorials to make them. I would love to win The Holy Family set. I've enjoyed reading every tutorial on the Nativity set tis year.

Heather said...

I would love to win The Holy Family! It is super cute! I love your craft posts with tutorials. I love to make things whenever I can and you have such wonderful ideas. I enjoy seeing what you are up to. Thank you for sharing.

Sarah said...

You all ways inspire me to try things I may not be comfortable doing and looking at things in new ways. That is what I would like to see more of in 2013.
The nativity is great. I have collected them since I was a girl. Even had a little one that glowed in the dark, lol.
Thanks for all you do.
Sarah

sarahofrosenfeld at gmail dot com

Kristina Schmidt said...

Holy Family Giveaway - Yes? YES!!!

I love this Nativity series. I have all the supplies and WILL be making them, it will probably be a couple weekends' project, but it will happen!

What would I love to see more of in 2013? I would have to say MORE OF THE SAME! As a Pastor's wife and stay home mom of 4, I LOVE your budget minded crafts with such clear tutorials which make me think, "I CAN do that!" and half the time I DO!!

I just made the giant black spider for our Trunk or Treat event at church. She was so cute, my 10 yr old autistic son-who has an irrational fear of spiders (real or fake)-wasn't afraid of her!

So keep doing what you are doing! I have had such a fun year following your blog and making a few of the projects and "filing" the others away for when I need them! I smile when I see a TSM email in my Inbox! :)

Anonymous said...

I love that everything you post does not seem impossible to this "crafter". More holiday items would be great, and the ideas that you post for teenagers to create make our house really happy. I love the nativity set - so stinking cute!
Shelley
sstea@sbcglobal.net

Yes I Have A Coupon! said...

I would not change a thing. Your blog is a prefect reflection of you tastes and it is great. I always look forward to see your next adventure. God bless. Mctc711 @ live.com

jollyjoann@gmail.com said...

I like projects that have a practical use, like the soda box turned into soup can storage.

Then again, I do love the nativity project. Maybe another style next year?

Thanks!

kkk said...

I love your blog!! I like to see all the cute things you come up with so can't say what I would like more of.

Cynthia said...

I love looking at the crafty stuff, you are so creative. But to be honest, I never do any of th r crafty things. I like to cook and have made several of your recipes. We love the frozen pudding sandwiches. And the green olive cream cheese spread is absolutely delicious! I eat way more of it than I should. So I would like more yummy recipes!


That being said, if you want to give me crafty awesome stuff..thanks! :-)

Cnhale (at) gmail (dot) com

Angela of griffinshoney.com said...

I'd love to see more clay figures. Maybe an easter bunny scene! griffinshoney@yahoo.com

Donna said...

I would love, love, love to win this. I enjoy your blog so much.

I would like to see more craft ideas for my sunday school class.
I teach 1st-3rd grade and have made crafts at the end of the class.
some of the ideas in our teacher book are sort of lame...but most can be tweeked to be better when you have another craft idea to combine with the original one.

Anyway, thanks for your blog and enter me in the giveaway!

Jen said...

Loved your haloween decorations last year and love to see more jewelry.

Sheri said...

WOW! I never thought I would be able to try and win this. I have looked and watched and admired all along but have not attempted it.

Let me see. Kids projects for classes would be nice or more necklaces. I love them alot. So there you have it. Practical and wishful thinking :)

Theresa F. said...

Your nativity pieces are adorable! I love your necklaces / pendants and wouldn't mind seeing more of those creations. Keep up the great work!
stealthwoman@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Just love all your ideas and grateful you take the time to share with us all. Winner already! Teri

Anonymous said...

I like all the posts but especially fabric and paper crafts. Kelleycallaghan@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I love the mix of articles on your blog, but I particularly like your projects. Like you, I am happy creating, and your ideas are inspiring. I collect nativity sets and handmade ones are the best!
frosty(dot)fry(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I just love this nativity set. I want to thank you for the tutorials and all the wonderful ideas you present to us. Don't change a thing.
violamomsp@hotmail.com

Lora Wells said...

SO SWEET!!! Love the nativity! I'm fairly new here, and I love so many different things that it's hard for me to say what I'd like to see more of in 2013. I guess I'd have to say just more DIY projects in general.

Anonymous said...

I, too, love your nativity scene. But I got so tickled by something as simple and cute as your ghost. So I would enjoy seeing simple ideas for different holidays, seasons, events. I could see an adorable rabbit from you, an american flag, etc. An example is your camera. It's adorable - perfect for a photographer, so maybe ideas like that. I'm always looking for the perfect necklace to give my daughter to represent her family. Anyway, you go girl.
suep1@me.com

wcroto said...

I love your Holy family! I would have liked to make the whole set but haven't worked with clay before. Perhaps if I had a start I would go on to make the rest.
You're so creative and make the cutest things. Just keep on doing what you're doing!

Amy O. said...

I just found your site today and loved the cinnamon applesauce ornaments! Thank you for sharing your gifts :)
I am excited to explore more of your site. Thanks!
amyoonk@gmail(dot)com

Czech out the Family! said...

I would love to see Sunday School Bible crafts for kids. You inspire me to finish up my house work so I can have more play/craft time. :)
Keep up the excelent work!
LVegashottie@hotmail.com

Sharon said...

More holiday postings is what I'd like to see.

LOVE this Nativity and would love to be the one picked to win it!

Pam said...

I would love to receive this! I just found your blog last week and I have already made the sock snowmen and I have my eye on a couple of other projects! I would love seeing more of the quick gift type ideas that recycle common household clothes or items. I have a large plastic tray that holds 24 20-oz bottles (actually I have 5 of these) and I cannot come up with anything to use them for...ideas? Thanks for the give away!! I am sure someone will be very happy...maybe me ! You can check my blog out at www.sunroofofmyheart.wordpress.com if you want. :) oh and my email is mrs.pammartin@gmail.com

Janiece said...

I love nativity sets! Yours is so very cute.
Something I would like to see more of in 2013...hum, haaaahhhaaa, why do you think you have 6000+ followers! We depend on you to think of fun things!
Love your blog!

Sarah said...

More jewelry.. Love your projects

Anonymous said...

OOpps, forgot to leave my email, I left the message about the recycle holiday stuff! Keep up the good work!! mom2tdk@yahoo.com

Kathy said...

This is adorable. Beautifully done. I'd like to see more Christmas things to make, especially ornaments.

Anonymous said...

It's so hard for an average person to just leave a comment with their email. So many fancy schmancy options. I would've liked to be in the running for winning that cute nativity set but e. It's a really cute nativity set. Apparently I can't edit what's been typed out. Your site is just lovely and I will return but may never attempt to comment again. Good god! I can't seem to get the captcha characters correct. I'm loving this site more and more by the second :|

Connie said...

This nativity is adorable. Love your blog and the many different craft ideas I can find. Keep doing more of it in 2013!
connie(dot)choncek@gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

First of all, loooove the nativity, it is so cute! What I would like to see more of is actually more Christmas crafts, it is my favorite Holiday. :)
mitchhfr@yahoo.ca

Zsóka said...

Nagyon színvonalas, gyönyörű blog. Én is nyerni szeretnék,
Zsóka

martha said...

The nativity is my favorite, both the large set and small set. They are adorable.
Continue with the clay and gift ideas using recyclable items.
I hope to win the cute nativity set.
Thank you so much.
mkramer113@bellsouth.net

Kate said...

Oh my gosh! I tried to make these, but my people/animal molding skills just stink! lol I love your site, and I am always checking to see if you've posted something new. I'd love to see more gift ideas. You're so creative with them! And I'd also like to see more of what your kiddos are working on! Seems like they all got the crafty bug from their momma! Thanks so much!
katehervey09 @ gmail . com

Beth Dancy said...

I love your clay creations. I'd like to see more ways to make jewelry with it. Thanks for great step by step tutes!

Beth@jonsson.com

Anonymous said...

I am HOOKED! I love everything about 'Then she made'!! I would love more easy recipes, Easter decor crafts, and storage ideas!! Thank you! ronsharpei@suddenlink.net

lljfoster said...

Beautiful work! Love the nativity!! All of your work is beautiful! Looking forward to seeing what else you come up with!

Anonymous said...

I love your nativity! That is one of my favorite decorations to put out at Christmas time. I like seeing posts for holiday and DIY projects.
kaysuet@hotmail.com

robin said...

I like crafts my kids can do with me. I love everything you do. Thanks for the chance to win.

Schreiber.robin@Yahoo.com

Jamie & Jake said...

This nativity is sooo cute! I love that you do DYI's of how to make this cute stuff. I would love to see more DYI's of other things you make or decorate with. I want this bad. My email is jamieha12@yahoo.com

Kelly Johnson said...

I just love to read your blog every day, your email comes and I can't wait to see what you have for us today. I really don't get time to do crafting like you do, but your creativity flows right off the the blog and your site. Whatever you choose to do in 2013 is fine by me. I will always come back to see how you did that or what to do for this! Thank You!

Amy said...

I love your blog, and this is one of the sweetest projects I've ever seen! I love Nativities. I'm a YW leader, and I'd love a cute craft idea that we could make together that goes with next year's theme "Stand Ye in Holy Places". Any ideas or tutorials would be GREAT! Thanks so much!

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

OOooh I just love this and I'm happy for a chance to win. I always enjoy seeing your necklace pendants, so I'd love so see more of those in 2013.

If you pick me I can be emailed at paperturtle{at}cox{dot}net

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this!! I enjoy all your posts, but would love more on Christmas decorating ideas/tutorials.

csstewart8385@gmail.com

Janet said...

I love this. I love everything you post. So amazing and simple. Maybe next year some crafts I can do with my daughter, she is 2. Janet.L.reyes@gmail.com

Laura said...

I've just discovered your blog and love your nativity! I collect nativities to display at Christmas and think this would be a fabulous addition.

Since I haven't been here too long, I can't say what I'd like to see more of, but I CAN say that I like what I see!

Ultimate Whirligig said...

Well aren't you just the sweetest lady in the world. Sharing plenty of christmas spirit and cheer with your amazing giveaway. I have been following your blog and your posts regarding making the nativity had me so inspired that I raced out and brought some Sculpty...though my ones don't look anything like yours, the kids and I had a great time :) I just love your blog, and often stop by to see what you are up to (even though I don't often comment, know that I have been)...Love your blog...i'm not sure what I could suggest that I would love to see more of. What you do is fabulous. Ok, enough rambling from me :) you can contact me at
michlou@live.com.au

Cheers
Michelle

Robyn said...

I'm interested in learning how to repurpose items and upcycle into cool jewelry and home decor.

Love your blog. Thanks for all you share with us!

Robyn
Schenectady, NY
trinitycottage@hotmail.com

NeKisha Rowe said...

I cannot say how much I love these nativity tutorials. Thank you for sharing them with us, and with such detail to boot!

I would love to see more tutorials of this nature, but specifically what about a resurrection scene. If we use a nativity scene, I think a resurrection one would be a nice tradition as well!

keke_d_83(at)hotmail(dot)com

sljm said...

Thank you for all your great tutorials! I love the simplicity and look forward in seeing what your creative mind comes up with next! Love the nativity! Nativities hold a special place in my heart!

sljm said...

oops forgot my contact info...jandsall4him@yahoo.com

Eileen said...

What a fun giveaway! Your nativity and directions are wonderful. Think i'd like to see anything valentiney...love hearts so can always use ideas for thise. Thanks for opportunity and have a great day

CSchlim said...

Thank you for the tutorials! As far as what I am looking for more of....I am always looking for new ways to do old things. Your nativity is a perfect example...especially with the foil in the center. I do quilling and also leatherwork but I do both taking the skills and doing something 'different' with them. Thanks for putting your projects in tutorials that are so great! CSchlim@yahoo.com

Melissa said...

I'm a new follower so I haven't seen all of the things you post about so I'm just looking forward to your creativity.

KeysofPraise said...

Hello! I love how you take common items and turn them into amazing things- like the snowmen out of mentos gum and socks, the bunny out of a gum container, and a pumpkin out of a roll of toilet paper. I'd love to see more!!! Your nativity set is beautiful!

Jackie said...

I would like to see ways to use up the mass of scrapbook paper I have accumulated!
Jackie
nauvootemple@yahoo.com

Some Lucky Dog said...

Thank you for all the Nativity tutorials. I've saved them all up and plan to start mine in January. (This year was just way too busy!) I'd love to see some papercraft ideas and ways to use rubber stamps other than just stamping. Thanks for the giveaway!

someluckydog at gmail dot com

Jazzy said...

Love your Nativity, its so cute. I would love to see tutorials for some upcycling and for some more gift ideas. Thanks for all the stuff you share :)

dina said...

hello, I follow you every day, and I love your work. I prefer fabric works, paper works, ... oh god ... I love every thing you do :D less food because I don´t know NOTHING about that :D

K said...

Your Nativity is SO cute!! I would love to win!! I am always on the lookout for holiday decor and would love to see your ideas!

kminehart4@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

I would love to see more items using "around the house" items. I Love the snow people made from socks and rice! Easy and cute. Something for any season.

Thanks and Happy Holidays!

Karen
kam527@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

I love this little set and your tutorials are awesome! So far I've enjoyed all of your posts and really wouldn't change anything. You have such cute thoughts and ideas to share!

Carin
carinkearns@aol.com

Camiele said...

I really like seeing all of the jewelry that you've made - so I vote for seeing for more jewelry making in 2013!
cpanzer18 at hotmail dot com

Miss Lagasse said...

I love this nativity! I would like to see more jewelry how-to's, I love your pieces!

Laurie Woo said...

I know I missed this by a day... but I have to say that I LOVE this nativity set, and hope one day to make it for myself (tough health times right now, cannot concentrate enough for such fine detail work). Just love to see more of the same-- fimo dough projects, and anything else you like to do! Brava, keep it up!

Anonymous said...

I'm coming rather late to the party as I only happened across this blog yesterday. I really love your nativity characters and am going to give them a go with my toddlers next week - would home made modelling clay work?

I'd like to see the remaining nativity tutorials with the addition of an ox and angel, perhaps?

If you have any more sets to "win" I would be most grateful to be entered into that competition. hannah dot Barnett at BouncingFish dot com

Thanks

Sheri said...

I so enjoyed watching the tutorials on the nativity. I love it and all those types of things but your necklaces are what I really love. Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful nativity set

Beth said...

Okay I'll bite was this a mistake? The dates kind of threw me.However love love love this nativity.
Love what you do. More of the same you have great ideas. :)

Beth
biscottibeth@yahoo.com

Angela of griffinshoney.com said...

I would love to see more of the step by step how tos