Showing posts with label giveaway. Show all posts
Showing posts with label giveaway. Show all posts

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Got Dry Skin? Then You Want To Read This. Oh and Giveaway!

Yep. This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Carmex. The opinions are my own. 

You might be wondering what the heck a crafty chocoholic  blogger is doing writing about a company that’s known for its lip and skin care products. Well I have lips and skin.

In this case, it’s about Carmex Healing Cream and Hydrating Lotion. I have had dry skin my whole life and have tried just about every product there is. These are definitely among my faves.

Being up to my elbows in glues, paints, glitter ( not to mention chocolate on my fingers)  needless to say, I wash my hands A LOT. But working with paper A LOT, I also want something that doesn’t leave my hands feeling greasy and is bad for my paper projects. Have you ever put on lotion and then felt like you have to wait hours for it to dry?  I hate that.

The Carmex Healing / Hydrating lotion is great! It is filled with Vitamin E and concentrated aloe and absorbs quickly. It’s also man friendly. How do I know? Because Mr. Chocolate steals mine! He got all excited when he saw who the box was from and I was all “back off buddy or write your own blog and become a Carmex blog squad blogger”.


In addition to the Hydrating Lotion, they make a Healing Cream which is wonderful if you’ve got some really dry skin. (Me!) The Healing Cream is thicker and more concentrated and a little goes a long way. With Spring upon us, sandal weather can’t be far behind so time to get those heels looking good. Great for knees, elbows, those areas that like to be a little stubborn.

So why am I telling you all of this?

Sure Carmex sent me some goodies but guess what? They want to send one of my readers some too! And no Mr. Chocolate, even though you follow me and I love you and everything, you don’t automatically get picked. Nice try and no you still can’t have mine.

Simply follow the Rafflecopter instructions and a winner will be picked and notified by 4/4.

Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thursday, January 24, 2013

BFF Open House Link Party #89 and Giveaway!

And I thought last week went by fast! College Boy's settled back in at school and celebrated his 2nd birthday away from home. Does that make him 2?

Before we get to the party, I have a fun giveaway for you this week. Sweet Kelly, from Kelly's Avenue Designs recently hosted a giveaway of one of her Elite Design Packages. Well yours truly won but my schedule's so crazy right now I don't have time to really think about this properly. I hate people waiting for me and Kelly has been nice enough to let me "giveaway the giveway" to one of you, my readers! Thank you Kelly! Won't you pop over to her place and say hi?

The giveaway is open to all Blogger bloggers ( so no Wordpress or other platforms) and here are the details:

Good luck!! Now on with the party. 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Tis The Season To Be Giving...Pick Your Plum Giveaway!

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I have a little fun treat for you today. I’m partnering with Pick Your Plum on a new way to do a giveaway. 

For this one, we’re using Rafflecopter’s Facebook App  go to my Facebook Page here to find out all the details and enter. It's only up for 24 hours so hurry!  Good luck :)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Christmas Printable Fun and My Memories SW Giveaway!

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I enjoy making printables and using them in my d├ęcor . You can also size to use  for tags or cards or wherever your imagination leads you.

I created this one using the newest version of My Memories Suite digital scrapbooking software ($40 value). 

They just released a new version and there are lots of fun background papers and embellishments to play with, not to mention tons more fun kits and quick pages that can be found in their online store from the best price of “free” on up. You can import your own photos to pre-designed quickpages, modify them. or start completely from scratch. And you can use any fonts already installed on your computer. So why am I telling you this?

Tis the season to be giving and one of my readers can win their own copy of this fun software!

I'm using Rafflecopter for this giveaway. To enter:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The giveaway will run through Tuesday 12/11 with the winner announced on Wednesday 12/12. If you can’t wait and want to play now, you can save  $10 off your order of the software here. Just use code STMMMS58014 at checkout.

Of course I couldn’t stop at just one printable!


To download, click on the image to bring to full size, right click to “save as” and then you can re-size in any editing program.

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post through my affiliation with My Memories

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Treat No Tricks: David Tutera "Celebrate" Giveaway Winner


Happy Trick or Treat day everyone! I hope those of you impacted by Sandy are safe and dry.

As scheduled, today is the day to announce the winner of the $50 David Tutera “Celebrate” card making goodies giveaway. And the winner is:

Tutera Celebrate

Congrats Tabitha! I’ll email the folks at Darice and they’ll coordinate getting your goodies to you.

Wishing everyone a safe and Happy Halloween filled of course with lots of chocolate!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

BFF Open House Link Party #76

Happy Friday Eve! We're in Halloween countdown mode now. Less than a week to get all the ghouls goblins tricks and treats lined up. Don't forget I have a special treat to announce on Halloween....the winner of the $50 worth of  David Tutera Celebrate card making goodies. Still time to enter if you haven't already!

Now, let’s see what everyone’s been up to this week.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Planning a Party? Great Giveaway from Etsy Shop!

Hi everyone. I'm very excited to introduce you to a fun new Etsy shop called

It’s run by a super sweet couple named Lee and Rebecca and they have an awesome assortment of party related goodies which as their shop name suggests is as easy as picking, printing, and partying.  Here’s how it works:

1. Pick and purchase your preferred design
2. When ordering, include the details to be customized (you'll see the details on the details in their shop)
3. When ordering, choose your format:
PDF (two invites to a page) – suggested for home printing
JPEG – suggested for professional printing (Target, Costco, etc…)
That’s it!

With Halloween upon us. the have some perfect invites for your ghoulish gatherings like:

Halloween Bash Invitation - DIY - Printable

and they have  many other cool items to choose from. If you’ve got a birthday party coming up, they’ve got you covered. I love this black and white polka dot background birthday invite which would be great for a teen or adult party,
Birthday Party Invitation Butterfly - Polka Dot - DIY - Printable

but if you’re looking for fun for the little ones, they’ve got those too:

Little Monster Birthday Invitation - DIY - Printable

or how about this one for a little girl that makes me want to ride the teacups at Disneyland!

Alice in Wonderland Very Merry Un-Birthday Theme Party Invitation - DIY - Printable

So much more, and as still newlyweds themselves , they’ve got wedding planning couples covered too. Many of their designs also come in coordinated sets, and they are adding new designs all the time.

Now for the best part. is offering one of my readers the chance to win a $25 gift certificate to their shop!

Here's how to enter
a Rafflecopter giveaway

You have five chances to win. The giveaway will remain open through Sept. 19 with the winner announced on Sept. 20.

Good luck!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Capture Holiday Memories With A My Memories Digital Scrapbooking Giveaway

Something I’ve been wanting to do is play more with digital scrapbooking. Even if you’re not a scrapbooker , there are so many things you can do with digital scrapbooking software. Printables, signs, buttons or graphics for your blog.
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I was so excited when My Memories gave me the opportunity to try their digital scrapbooking software and have been having so much fun playing with it. Even better, they’re giving me the opportunity to let one of my readers download their own copy! More on that in a minute.

One of the first things I created was my dinner menu for Christmas.
I used one of the templates (Holiday Snows)  that came with the software to make it.  You can use as is or modify by deleting, moving, or re-sizing elements. This was a very basic project that I did in about 5 minutes.

I used  pages from the album Holiday Simplicity in the post I did on the ginger bread cottage I made for Christmas. The designer albums allow you to use all or as few of the pages as you want and it’s super easy to drop pictures in.
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In addition to all of the templates that come with the software, you can buy or download free templates from the My Memories website. They also offer some exclusive downloads on Facebook.

I also love that you can export your album or pages from your albums as JPEG files just like you would any other picture.

So now for the fun part! My Memories is offering one of you the chance to get your own copy of  the My Memories Suite digital scrapbooking program, a $40 value.

To be eligible (leave a comment for each thing that applies)
The giveaway will be open through New Year’s Eve and the winner announced on New Year’s Day 2012. What better way to start the new year off than by making a memory!

If you don't want to wait to see if you win , or if you see this after the giveaway closes, you can always use my My Memories code and get $10 off your purchase of My Memories Suite PLUS a $10 credit to the My Memories online store. Just type in STMMMS58014.

*While I was provided a copy of the software to use, the opinions expressed are my own.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

BFF Open House Link Party #29 and Carmex Healing Lotion Giveaway

Happy Friday (if work is over for Thursday, it’s Friday!) all. Speaking of work, it kinda ate my lunch and a couple of dinners this week so this is one of those weeks where “Blog Feature Friday” isn’t featuring a blog.

With next week being Thanksgiving and next Friday being shopapalooza-kick it into high gear for Christmas-Tryptophan recovery day, I’ll skip it and have a new BFF to introduce to you on December 2.

But I do have a treat for you this week! I’m a member of the Carmex Blog Squad and they sent me a wonderful box of goodies to try:
Carmex Healing Lotion
If you’re unfamilliar with Carmex, they've been around since 1937 are are still family owned and operated. They’re most well known for healing lip balms but they also have a new line of healing lotions.

Between the weather getting colder ( which means the heat’s on which can be very drying), all the hand washing I do (contrary to popular belief, I don’t just lick the chocolate off my hands!) from playing with paints, inks, glues etc. and from working with paper which can also be very drying, my hands and skin are always dry. I have tried a BUNCH of different lotions so I was really excited when they started this line.
Carmex Healing Cream
The Healing Lotion is great for everyday use and absorbs quickly and does not leave a greasy feeling. I hate feeling covered in something. Basting is for turkeys, not people. The Healing Cream is more intense ( still not greasy) for tougher areas that tend to need a little more help. The Healing Lotion lasted through hand washing for me so I didn't have to re-apply.

The nice folks at Carmex are offering one of you the chance to get the same cute gift box they sent me, so I decided I’d combine that with this week’s party! 

To be eligible, all you need to do is:
  • Be or become a follower of The Answer Is Chocolate or
  • Link up something at this week’s party
You just need to make sure and leave a comment for each thing you do.

Now, what have you been up to this week? Can you believe Thanksgiving is next week? I’m seeing such cute Christmas ideas I know I won’t be able to make everything I’d like to! OK Party On!

Products were provided to me to review but all opinions expressed are my own. 

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Breast Cancer Awareness, Pizza, and A Giveaway!

Odd combination? Stay with me.
Freschetta Pizza
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I think it’s a rare person these days who hasn’t been touched in some way by this disease. Whether directly, through a family member, or a friend, it seems that all of us know someone who has fought this battle. This month marks the 2nd Anniversary of losing a dear friend who fought valiantly.
I’m part of FRESCHETTA pizza’s blogger connection and am very excited that they are doing their part to support research to find a cure for breast cancer. Between now and October 31st when you purchase specially marked packages of FRESCHETTA pizza, they will donate $1 to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. The goal is to raise $50,000 and you can read more about it here:
There’s also a place for people to share their own breast cancer journey or the journey of a friend or family member. In addition to their monetary donation , FRESCHETTA is also donating 50 pink iPod Shuffle players ( especially poignant given the passing of Steve Jobs this week) to four cancer centers around America to be used by breast cancer patients during treatment.
To help get the word out, FRESCHETTA sent me a coupon for a free pizza ( we had the Classic Supreme) which came in handy after an especially hectic day and no clue what was for dinner! They also sent two pair of PROUD TO SUPPORT PINK earphones, one for me to keep and one to share with a friend.
Freschetta Pink
Freschetta Pink Promo
But the best part is that they’re also giving me the opportunity to give one of my readers the same kit.
  • A coupon for a FREE FRESCHETTA pizza of your choice (12 oz or larger)
  • One pair of PROUD TO SUPPORT PINK earphones for you
  • One pair to share with a BFF or family member
You can enter to win as follows (leave a comment for each thing you do) :
  • Be or become a follower of The Answer Is Chocolate blog
  • Share this giveaway on Twitter
  • Share this giveaway on Facebook
The giveaway will run through Sunday October 23. I also designed this printable which is yours for the downloading:
Fight Like A Girl
And ladies, if you’re of an age where mammograms are a part of your life, DON’T put them off! All of us, self exams regularly!
While this is a sponsored giveaway, all opinions expressed are mine.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

BFF Open House Link Party #20 and Celebration Giveaway!

Is it really the middle of September already?! YIKES! It will be Halloween before you know it and then we’ll be getting ready for Thanksgiving and then….

In other words, we’ve got TONS of stuff to make right? And that means we need supplies. Ssssshhhhh…..I’m celebrating my birthday! No I won’t tell you which anniversary of my 21st birthday this is. DO NOT ASK. But I want to celebrate with all my BFFs, so to celebrate the big day, one of you chocoholics will win your choice of $25 gift card to:
Winner’s choice. Keeping it simple. To be eligible, be a follower of The Answer Is Chocolate via GFC and leave a comment telling me you are. That’s it! Winner will be selected on Monday September 19.
Now, let’s see what everyone’s been up to this week.

Monday, March 14, 2011

This Week At The Answer Is Chocolate

Hi Chocoholics! Welcome to those new followers who have recently joined the chocolate infused frenzy.

Here are a couple of things that are coming up this week at the chocolate factory.

First up, a review which will end in a fun surprise! Being a blingy kinda gal, I was THRILLED when the folks at Chunky Bling gave me the opportunity to review one of their gorgeous Swarovski crystal and pearl rings! Ooooh sparkly! Since I wear so much black, I chose this one:
Swarovski Pearl Rings
Chunky Bling Logo
It’s called Mystic Black and is made of Swarovski pearls and crystal rondelles.

If you’re not familiar with Chunky Bling, they offer fun fashionable jewelry at a super affordable price. I love my “fine” jewelry but I also love to combine it with current fashion trends and this is a great way to do it.

Although they provided me with a ring to review, I went through the order process just as you would if you were ordering something and it was easy and fast, just like delivery of my ring! You can also build your own watch (or necklace) . Needless to say, my fave is:
Beaded Watches
OK so now for the fun fun fun part! Chunky Bling is giving a follower of The Answer Is Chocolate a chance to win your own ring! You’ll get to choose from:
Swarovski Pearl Rings
Swarovski Crystal Rings
Which brings me to the next happening at  The Answer Is Chocolate this week…the March Open House Link Party on Friday 3/18!

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Come by on Friday and link up your current projects. Cards, scrap layouts, mixed media, home dec, DIY, makeovers, recipes, etc. and you will be eligible to win! (US and Canada only).  Can’t wait to see you there!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Fabulous Friday Surprise!!! Giveaway from Frou Frou Decor !

Happy Friday all. I am so excited because my sweet friend Terrell from Frou Frou Decor , in addition to hosting a wonderfully fun ( and fabulous) Friday link party each week ( which you should totally add to your list of link parties!) has opened an Etsy shop!!! So as if that wasn't enough to make me as happy as if I'd gotten locked in Willy Wonka's chocolate factory, she is offering one of my wonderful readers a chance to win a frame from her brand spankin' new Etsy shop! Now how fabulous is that?!

Here are the details:
  • Leave a comment on this post
Seriously, can it be more simple than that? Of course if you want additional chances to win, you can:
  • Become a follower of The Answer Is Chocolate if you aren't already. Leave a comment on this post.
  • Visit Terrell's Etsy shop here, and leave a comment on this post stating which frame you'd choose if you won
  • Become a follower of Frou Frou Decor. Leave a comment on this post.
  • Blog / Facebook / Tweet about this giveaway. Leave a comment (one for each thing you do) on this post.
This giveaway will run through Sunday September 26 and the winner will be selected using on Monday September 27. What are you waiting for? GO!!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Holiday Open House #2

Welcome one and all to the second ever link party at The Answer Is Chocolate! So glad you could come.  Grab a cup of your favorite holiday drink and let's see what great holiday ideas everyone's got!

I'm thrilled that CSN Stores has enabled me to be a good hostess and offer one lucky party guest a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to one of their stores!!! In your trips around blog land no doubt you've seen  that they offer everything from dining room sets to housewares, bedding, shoes, handbags, you name it, they sell it. To be eligible  (US and Canada only) you must be a follower of The Answer Is Chocolate and leave a comment on this post. Even if you link up something, PLEASE leave a comment so I can use to fairly select a winner. That's it!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Reminder...Linky Party Friday!!! Now With Giveaway

Come one, come all!

Link up anything that's related to holidays from Halloween to New Year's...could be decor, cards, decorations, ornaments, wall art etc.!

Could be inspiration and ideas of things to make and/or give as gifts! Jewelry projects, re-fashioned fashion,headbands,etc.
Could be party ideas for these occasions!

Could be recipes that would be great for holidays!  Especially Chocolate...I have a reputation!

And I'm really excited ( really really really excited) to announce my first ever sponsored giveaway! CSN Stores is giving me the chance to offer a $50 gift certificate to one of their over 200 stores where you can get everything from dining sets to home decor, housewares, things for your home office, handbags, shoes! Is there anything you can't get from them?

Come by on Friday to find out how you can win this awesome giveaway! See you then.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

It's OFFICIAL! It's A 100 Follower Giveaway!

Update: When I first put this up today,  I was at 97 follwers and had titled it "3 Away From A Giveaway.
It's official now, I have 100 wonderful followers and it's such an exciting milestone to reach!

So the giveaway will close one week from today and I'll post the winner on 6/18!

When I started this blog, I really had no idea what to expect. Would anyone see it? Would anyone like it? I know these are things we've all felt and asked ourselves. In my wildest dreams, I had no idea that in a little over a month, I'd be at almost 100 followers. WOW. So first, thank you to each and every one of you who has chosen to follow me and my nutty ramblings and crazy ideas, and for the support and encouragement you've provided. 

Thank you to all of the bloggers who so willingly share their ideas and creativity. A special thanks to Megan at Shabby Blogs for providing people such lovely and free blog designs. Another one to Karen, "The Queen of the Graphics", at The Graphics Fairy for her generosity as well in sharing the incredible images she finds.

To call out other blogs that have inspired me in some way would be to list every single one that's in my blog reader list so this thanks is for all of you.

I'm still new at this and haven't explored the whole sponsor / advertising things ( mostly because I have no clue how!) so I don't have a "professional" giveaway for you. What I do have, is something I made that I hope represents how much joy I take in making things. The winner will receive this "Dream" box, filled with some items I hope will spark their creative muse. 

Ephemera, charms, hand stamped gift / hang tags, embellishments, a special treat and there MAY even be chocolate!

"Da Rules"
  •  As of this writing, I'm 3 followers away from 100 followers
  • The giveaway will close one week from the day I reach 100 followers
  • To be eligible to win:
  1. Become a follower if you aren't, and leave me a comment telling me
  2. Refer a friend and if they become a follower, leave a comment telling me
  3. If you're already a follower, leave a comment
  4. Post about this on your blog, leave a comment and a link to your post telling me
 I will use to generate the winner.

That's it! I'm keeping it simple because have I mentioned, I don't know what I'm doing?

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