This week of celebration has been a lot of fun for me and, I hope it has been an exciting change for all of you as well. I was so interested to read your comments and it seems that many of you enjoyed the chance to hear what other people thought about some of the question topics. Today I am adding the final item(s) to the boxes and it will be the last day to leave comments for a chance to be chosen to receive one of the three boxes. I'll cut off the time to reply at midnight today (April 12th) on the west coast (3 am Eastern Daylight time on April 13th - another "3" in the mix!). I'll post the winners later in the day on Wednesday - I won't be able to figure it all out first thing in the morning and I need to drive to the airport so I won't be able to have the winners in the morning email (but I will post sometime on Wednesday) If you are one of the winners I'll need you to email me with your mailing information as soon as possible. Thanks!
We have family here visiting for a few days and I haven't been able to be on the computer as much as usual, however, the new smart phone is a big help for trying to keep up with email. Thanks for all of the thoughtful and funny comments - and no, I wasn't put up to ask the question about collecting vs crafting by any of your husbands or significant others! I am going to feel very lonely if you all stop commenting after the winners are drawn and I have a plan for a way to continue some discussions that I think you will like...
Today I am adding the last item - which is really 12 items (and one for good luck!). Each box will have a set of 12 ProMarkers that were given to me by Letraset to help celebrate all of my milestones. Two boxes will have the set pictured above with an extra fine liner pen inside and one box will have this set...
...in a plastic case with an extra blender pen.
Thanks to Letraset for providing these markers. They recently sent me the full range of colors to work with. Two of the sets are brand new and one of set is ever so slightly used (by me). Instead of holding on to the extras as back up I thought it would be better to make the boxes relatively "even" and let the winners have a go with the markers. I can't tell which of the two boxes was opened and used - they were only used a few times. I think the markers will all last a long time.
I thought I'd list the contents of the boxes in one easy location to remind you what is inside..
Day 1 - Ciao Bella 12 x 12 stack
Cricut Magazine (from Northridge Publishing)
Day 2 - Tipsy stylus in blue and matching lanyard (from Denise at Prime Global Enterprises)
Glitter with glue stickers K & CompanyBlue photo/diecut storage folder
Day 3 - Creative Charms embellishment set - different in each box one black and white, one vintage and one colorful (from Creative Charms)
Day 4 - Creative Memories paper album kits, Creative Memories mini tape runner, Creative Memories tin with sticker paper, letter stickers and pen
Day 5 - Martha Stewart Stamp Sets (one per box)
Christmas Tree, Heart and Flower, Monogram and Frame
Three types of ribbon, glitter flowers, pink glitter dots and ladybugs
Day 6 - Imagine printed papers (6 x 6) and sample print and cut images, imagine sunglasses, green apple tea light candle and IKEA bag (pink, blue or green)
Day 7 - set of 12 Promarkers (from Letraset)
Each box will also have a few more "secret" surprises from me - I want to be sure you have fun opening the box if you are one of the three random choices.
Instead of reposting the directions for the giveaway, I would ask that if you have just come upon this celebration week and want to start at the beginning you go to Wednesday's post HERE and work your way forward. The rest of you already know how to play along! You have to answer the question of the day by commenting on the blog and then you can leave an additional comment if you are a blog subscriber or follower and a third comment if you are a Facebook fan.
I know a lot of you don't use Facebook and I understand that choice. For those of you who are on Facebook, please be sure that you "like" the Capadia Designs page (some of you are my "friend" but are not a fan on the Capadia Designs page and I don't want you to miss anything...don't worry - I plan to keep things posted on both the blog and the Facebook page so if you aren't on Facebook you won't miss much if anything.
I am still learning the technique of using the Promarkers. Above is a wreath stamp from Hero Arts that I tried recently. I wasn't sure how to handle the base green part and I added lots of colors - maybe too many... I am also trying out ways to use the markers for projects other than coloring in cute stamped images for cards. I enjoy learning new skills and sharing what I learn with others. I am a little outside my comfort zone sometimes when working on the coloring but I hope to improve with practice. I have also looked to my friend Enfys for help - she does a lovely job with coloring and makes great cards. You can find her at Going Buggy.
Learning a new skill or improving on a skill is a lifelong process.
Questions for Tuesday - Last Day (for now...)
What is your learning style? What do you like to do to improve your skills and technical abilities? When you want to learn a new technique or computer program do you prefer to read a book, watch videos on You Tube, follow step by step directions on a website or blog, work one-on-one with someone who is an expert, watch a DVD, ask a friend for help, post on message boards and hope for reliable answers or some combination of all of these? Are you a visual person who needs to "see" how to do it or can you follow directions from a recording or podcast? What is at the top of your list to learn so you can make better projects?
Whew - a lot of questions again - please answer as much as you can and let me know if there are specific topics that you would like to see me discuss on the blog.
My fingers are crossed for all of you - even though I know there are only three boxes to send. If not this time, your lucky day will come eventually! Have a great day and Happy Crafting!
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