Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Cre8 + 2 = Me and You WINNERS and PYP $50 Giveaway


Before we start, there is a $50 Pick Your Plum giveaway at the end of this post! Wahoo!
*Now closed, congrats to #27!

Ok, summer is officially over for us. We had a fun summer, and with one daughter and a broken arm, we stayed home quite a bit... and crafted! And we weren't the only ones. There were 90 entries in this contest. A huge thank you to all who participated. I hope you've ALL had a great summer!
{thanks to craft project ideas for this fun jewelry kit. my girls totally loved it!}

Let's get right to it, shall we?

First I'd like to thank the judges for helping me narrow it down! That is never an easy job. I enjoy every single one of these bloggers, as I'm sure you do too! 

I used to choose 10 projects. From those, our lovely judges each chose their top 5. I tallied all their votes together to come up with our 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners.

The lucky Top 10 posts, chosen by were:

#88 Exploring Journals from Crafting in the Rain
#69 He and She Ottoman from Sisters, Sisters
#50 Mod Podged Bird Houses from Sew Country Chick
#12 DIY Slime from Morena's Corner
#15 Cardboard Mater by We Love Being Moms
#59 Fairy Bird Houses by Buzzmills
#42 Water Balloon Yoyo's by Just a Little Creativity
#53 Fireworks Painting by Palmentos and Pigtails
#89 Lace Vase by The Creative Vault
#75 Painted Flower Pots by The Country Chic Cottage
#24 3 Generation Quilt from Jedi Craft Girl

 I'd also like to take an opportunity to thank the sponsors once again. I asked only my very favorite companies. These square buttons represent some of my favorite companies on the PLANET! I have worked closely with most of them, and I can totally say that they are the best! Their products are amazing, and more importantly, so are the people behind the scenes who make everything happen. They were so awesome to be involved with this contest!


Please check out their social media sites!
Lion Brand Yarn ... facebook ... twitter
Deco Art ... facebook
United Art and Education ... facebook ... twitter
The Ribbon Retreat ... facebook ... twitter
Kiwi Crate ... facebook ... twitter 
The Plaid Barn ... facebook ... twitter
Craft Project Ideas ... facebook ... twitter

Ok, now I'm sure you're ready to find out who won! Here we go!!!
Please remember, you are all winners, every single one of you who entered!

1st Place:
 Congrats to We Love Being Moms for your Cardboard Mater!
You just won $255 worth in prizes from these amazing companies!

$125 gift basket from Lion Brand Yarn
$50 gift card from United Art and Education /// $50 creative kit from Deco Art

$20 creative kit from Kiwi Crate /// $10 creative kit from Craft Project Ideas

2nd Place:
Congrats to Jedi Craft Girl for your 3 Generation Quilt!

You just won $160 worth in prizes from these amazing companies!

$70 gift basket from Lion Brand Yarn
$40 gift card from The Ribbon Retreat /// $20 creative kit from Deco Art

$20 creative kit from Kiwi Crate /// $10 creative kit from Craft Project Ideas

3rd Place: 
Congrats to Palmentos and Pigtails for your fireworks painted projects!
You just won $85 worth in prizes from these amazing companies!

$30 gift basket from Lion Brand Yarn /// $35 creative kit from The Plaid Barn

$10 creative kit from Deco Art /// $10 creative kit from Craft Project Ideas 

4th Place:
Ok, technically there isn't a 4th place, but Crafting in the Rain came in just one vote behind with these Paper Bag Exploring Journals. 
So I will see to it that you receive a little somethin' from me :)

And now for our giveaway!!! In case you didn't win anything, there is one more chance, thanks to Pick Your Plum!
They are giving away a box worth filled with surprises valued at $50.
What is in one of these boxes? Only amazing, exciting, cool... stuff!
It could be anything from jewelry to scarves to gift tags to bottle caps to hair accessories to paper products to baking stuff to home decor... basically anything crafty, swanky, and fun!

-Please consider liking the Pick Your Plum facebook page, where they post awesome daily deals on super fun items.
-Follow of my blog either by Facebook, RSS, or GFC (the blue button to your right). (If you follow any other ways, that's fine too! But please make sure you're following by one of these 3 ways for the giveaway).
-Leave ONE comment with your email, and that's it!
(if you are nervous about putting it on the internet, write it like this to avoid spammers:
 familyeverafter at gmail) 

Giveaway ends Friday Sept 7.
Winner will be chosen at random, announced Friday night at my link party, and notified by email.
You must be 18 years or older to enter this giveaway.
The chances of winning depend on the number of entries. 
I have been compensated for this giveaway with free product. 
U.S. shipping address only.
And last, I just want to say thank you to each and every one of you who comes by to read this blog! It means so much to me that you would spend a minute of your precious time here. Thank you so much!

As far as my next series, I am bringing back the quilt-along to finish up my ruffle-top quilt! For anyone who was following along, I apologize for the delay. I feel awful! But I plan to finish it up this month. Oh, and by the way, I changed my series to Mondays instead of Wednesdays. Look for the next tutorial not this Monday, but next!

Stay tuned for my October series, because it is my 2nd Blog Bash, and every Monday will be a giveaway for something amazing! You won't want to miss it! :)


  1. Those are some great projects. I LOVE pickyourplum and would love a box from them. I follow them on facebook and I follow you on bloglovin!
    shugarysweets at yahoo dot com

  2. I follow PYP and FEE. Thecreativevault at hotmail

  3. Love Pick Your Plum! I follow them on FB and follow you on GFC! Congrats to We Love Being Moms! That cardboard Mater is awesome =)

    kkrisdan28 at aol dot com

  4. I follow both! Rachelayne84 at gmail

  5. I love your blog! I follow Pick Your Plumb on FB and I follow Family Ever After on FB and GFC!

    Ellen dot Corathers at gmail.

  6. I do all the required following!

  7. I do all of the requirements!

  8. What a fun giveaway! I love PYP! amanda (at) ninthstreetnotions (dot) com

  9. I follow pick your plum and family ever after! Fun giveaway!

    alisha.ule at gmail dot com

  10. I follow both you and PYP on FB! ktpatterson22 at yahoo dot com

  11. That Cardboard Mater is genius! Thank you for the chance to win something awesome from Pick Your Plum. ampersandlive(at)gmail(dot)com

  12. That reminds me to plant that plum tree this fall!

    I follow Pick your Plum and you!

  13. Thanks! Briannbarnum at

  14. I follow Pick your plum and I follow you by email - thanks for the giveaway. a(dot)haun(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

  15. I follow PYP and also follow you on FB.

  16. Would love to win the box! Thank you for the opportunity to win. Follow you both several ways.

  17. I follow both! Would love to win!

  18. I follow pick your plum and your blog! hannahhink at

  19. I follow both of you through Facebook.

    mmchampion {at} gmail {dot} com

  20. please enter me!

  21. Followed Everything!
    emileejdavis at gmail

  22. I like PYP and follow you via GFC!!!

  23. I follow you via rss! Thanks for hosting! Sprinklesofflavoratgmaildotcom

  24. The box sounds awesome!!

  25. Thanks! Subscriber to PYP and your blog!
    Valliebaby at hotmail

  26. Ok that cardboard Mater is seriously CUTE!! My son would LOVE it ;) Great projects, fab prizes! Well done Rach! XOXO

  27. I love PYP and your blog! I follow FEE via RSS (so I can get it on my phone anywhere!) and PYP by facebook. Have a fabulous day!

    chopaint at hotmail

  28. Great giveaway! I get your emails and I follow pick your plum.


    sway976 at msn dot com

  29. Whoops! I meant FEA!

  30. I follow via gfc and I like pyp on fb!


  31. I like PYP on Facebook and follow your blog via GFC?

    sewmuchcrafting {at} yahoo {dot} com

  32. like pyp on fb and follow you on fb
    blessed.mama4 at

  33. I follow Pick Your Plum by email and by Facebook. Love their great deals! Be especially blessed, Kathy
    hennies (dot) pennies (at) yahoo (dot) com

  34. I spend a good chunk of money on Pick Your Plum every month! It doesn't help that they're in the same town as me:) ashlee juanita 13 at hotmail

  35. I follow you via GFC, and I already receive the PYP newsletter bearrabbitbear {at} hotmail {dot} com

  36. I love pick your plum, and I follow you! mama.says.sew1 at gmail.

  37. I am now following you via GFC and I like Pick Your PLum on facebook! They have amazing stuff. Thanks for the giveaway!

  38. I follow your blog

  39. Thanks for hosting a great contest!


Thanks for your comment. Have a great day!
♥Rach H