Wednesday, February 20, 2013

These are a Few of My Favorite Things Giveaway

It's my blogiversary today and you know what that means?! Time to party. Since you won't all fit in my house to celebrate for real, let's celebrate with a humongo door prize! I thought it would be so awesome if I could gather together all of my favorite brand and share with you my favorite craft and decor products that I use here all the time. And guess what, they all came through big time. 

Anyone interested in over $600 in prizes?







So now you've seen a glimpse of the prizes, let me tell you why each one made my favorites list!


It's no secret that I am a big fan of Cricut. I love my Cricut Mini and also love the people over there. Seriously awesome people. The CEO even hugged me at the end of an event I helped them plan?! So of course they had to be included at the top of my list of my favorite things. They, like me, want you to have a Cricut Mini ($130 value) too! It cuts cardstock like a charm, but I have also used it for magnet material, fabric, heat transfer and of course vinyl. Oh, and did you know their image downloads start at just 99 cents? Rock on Cricut!



I love easy and that is what Elmer's and X-acto make many of my projects. I have used their products to bring countless ideas (3ft present, puppet playhouse, etc) to fruition. When they asked what my favorite things were to include in the prize package I listed like 10 things (no joke). Well, they ran with it and came up with a fabulous prize package worth $100 including: 
·         X-ACTO 12” X 12” Designer Series Self-Healing Mat
·         X-ACTO Designer Series Gripster Craft Knife
·         X-ACTO Designer Series Corner Rounder Punch
·         X-ACTO Designer Series Decorative Shapes Templates
·         X-ACTO Designer Series 8” Scissors
·         X-ACTO Designer Series 12” Rotary Paper Cutter
·         Elmer’s CraftBOND All Purpose Glue Stick
·         Elmer’s CraftBOND Permanent Dot Runner
·         Elmer’s CraftBOND Foam Mounting Tape
·         Elmer’s CraftBOND Glue Spots
·         Elmer’s Mini Bi-Fold Foam Board
·         Painters Sherbet Swirl
·         Painters Metallics


Rod Works is one of those places where you walk in and want to buy everything in the display. They have unique home decor to suit every taste and a walk through the store will give you so many ideas on how to group items or use pieces in different ways. You can see just a few of the items from my wish list above. They want to give you a good start on your wishlist so they are giving away TWO $50 gift cards!



My most recent favorite tool as seen used on my upholstered headboard are stencils and Cutting Edge Stencils has so many beautiful patterns! I love how you can get them BIG so it make large scale projects so much faster. With a little spray adhesive and their simple how-to videos you won't believe how easy it is to get a crisp eye popping pattern! Don't believe me? Try it for yourself. Cutting Edge is giving away TWO $50 gift certificates!



I was recently introduced to Catching Fireflies and love the whimsical and fun things they have to offer. From inspirational home decor to original gift ideas they have a great assortment to make even the pickiest smile. Some of my favorites are pictures above and they want you to choose your favorites with a $53 gift card!



Martha Stewart Crafts is no question one of my favorite brands. If I listed all the projects I have made with her paint, punches, glitter and brushes it would take up this whole post. I recently did a really fun glitter nail post which inspired this prize. I am so excited to be able to give away the Punch All Over Pattern Heartbeat and a 24 pack of glitter!



Pick Your Plum is not only one of my favorites because of the fun crafty and decor swag they have, but because it is a new great deal every day! I love popping in to see what the deal of the day is from burlap baskets to scarves to twine. It's always exciting to see what the new deal is, but even more exciting to have the chance to win a $50 box of swag!



Raise your hand if you love washi tape? I finally got in on the trend just before Christmas and it is awesome. Such a fabulous way to add color and pattern to just about anything. So, the favorites I've found come from Downtown Tape and they are giving away 10 rolls of tape and 25 tags for you to fancy up. Awesomesauce!


So now that I've shared my favorites, 
who wants to win them?!

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178 Comments:

MrsD said...

I'm only supposed to tell you my ONE favorite thing from rodworks? REALLY??? I could spend a LOT of money there, if I had money! LOL Loved their stuff!

MrsD said...

From Cutting Edge Stencils, I'd probably have to go for the holiday stencils. I do enjoy crafting for Christmas.

Jen said...

I love the Moroccan stencils.

Jen said...

One of the many things I would love from Rod Works is the 3 tiered platter.

Emily said...

Love the wall clock selection at Rod Works!

Emily said...

Love the Marakech stencil

Krafty Kat said...

From Rod Works, I love the metal mail box.

Krafty Kat said...

From Cutting edge stencils, I like the Butterfly Dance wall stencil.

Brianne said...

Hard to choose! From Rod Works I love the fancy rod!

Brianne said...

From Cutting Edge Stencils I love the Herringbone allover stencil.

Brooke said...

I love that You+Me=Us sign. So cute!

Brooke said...

I love the Rabat all over stencil. So classy.

Carolyn Steele said...

This is a really fun giveaway! I've always been really interested in the Cricut!

Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama said...

Love the Scroll Frame Rod 5 Foot from Rod Works! So cute! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama said...

The Nagoya Allover Stencil would be so fun!! Thanks for the chance to win :)

Anna said...

I super like the cook book holder, sweets tray, and metal chair from Rod Works! Their decorative scrolls and wall art are pretty fabulous, too.

MeenyMoe said...

I love the wrapping paper wrap! - Karen

Anna said...

I have a love affair with any of the birds and trees stencils. I love the nature indoors.

MeenyMoe said...

I love the Spring Songbirds Wall Stencil! - Karen

Rachael said...

I love the porcelain whireware measuring cups and spoons from RodWorks.

Rachael said...

The Rabat craft stencil is great!

Kristi Wolff said...

I love all the owl items at Rod Works. I am a designer with Origami Owl and my office is totally decked out with the Owls!

Kristi Wolff said...

My favorite stencils are the Sari Paisley All Over and the Camden Allover Stencil. It is difficult to pick a single favorite!

rebecca kerwick said...

I love the cast iron owls. The colors are perfect!

rebecca kerwick said...

As far as the Cutting Edge Stencils and my favorites...that's a bit harder. I love so many but the few must haves would be Ikat Zig Zag, Anemone Stripe, Nagoya, Zebra and the Funky Wheel.

Stacie said...

the first thing I saw that I loved on the rodworks site were the Colorful Metal Birds. Would look awesome in my yard!

Stacie said...

I heart the wise owl stencil!

Melissa Venable said...

I love the hanging wall basket with divider from Rod Works! :)

Melissa Venable said...

I love the Butterfly Dance wall stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils! :)

Rachel Doyle said...

I love Rod Works...I just spent a small fortune there buying the color blocked clock and a ton of funky frames. I would love the paper roller... perfect for organizing!

Rachel Doyle said...

I love the stencils...especially the Julia Allover one...If I only had the time and talent...

The Crookston Fam said...

I'm loving the metal jewelry holder! So fancy & pretty!

The Crookston Fam said...

I love the Anna and Gabrielle Damask stencils! Wow!

Taunya said...

I love the ribbon rack and the "if nothing goes right, go left" sign!

Alex Williams said...

I love the Casablanca stencil from Cutting Edge and the candle sconces and lanterns from Rodworks!

Kelly said...

I love the You + Me = Us sign from Rodworks.

Kelly said...

I love the Charlotte allover stencil from Cutting Edge.

Bunny said...

At Rodworks, I DESPERATELY love the wall basket with divider! I may have to scoop that up...

And the Butterfly Dance Wall Stencil is HEAVEN at Cutting Edge. Dang, I may end up spending a bit of money today!

pak said...

I love the 36" metal wall clock

pak said...

I like the birch forest allover stencil.

Lindsay said...

Great giveaway! Thanks!

aiah23 said...

On Rod Works, I love the 5 ft Scroll Rod Frame.

Fawn

aiah23 said...

I like the Anna Damask Stencil best, but the Casablanca Allover Stencil is a close second!

Fawn

Kari said...

I love the bird and flower decor for gardens!

Kari said...

Love the birch forest allover stencil!

jules said...

I love the Citrus Leaves Stencil. that would be great in my entry hall!

jules said...

I need this sign in my house...and I love it.


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Michele said...

I'm a sucker for clocks, any at Rod Works would be great, but I really love the double sided hanging clock.

Michele said...

I love the Dandelion and the Butterfly Dance stencils!

momof2girls said...

I like the You + Me = Us sign at Rod Works.

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Brenda G. said...

I love the ribbon and wrapping paper storage rack.

momof2girls said...

I like the Zinnia Grande Flower Stencil.

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Brenda G. said...

I love the all over chevron stencil.

Kristine Legate said...

I love love LOVE the cast iron owls in all colors ! from Rod works !

Nicole said...

From Rod Works, I love the cast iron skeleton key, among everything else!

Nicole Jablonski said...

Love that Rodworks give decorating tips!

Kristine Legate said...

one of my favorite stencil designs has got to be the Butterfly Medallion Stencil <3

Melissa Carlson said...

I love the frame rods!

Melissa Carlson said...

I love the Casablanca and Rabat stencils from Cutting Edge Stencils.

Nicole said...

From Cutting Edge stencils, I love the Sari Paisley stencil

NanaandMeCreations said...

I love the little metal birds on Rodworks. They have wonderful things!

NanaandMeCreations said...

Love the Springtime Birds Stencil!!!

Teresa said...

Rod Works...I love all the saying plagues...especially the "take off your shoes" one...would love to spend some money over there!!! WOW!

Teresa said...

from cutting edge stencils I love the owl stencil and the butterfly bloom stencil...thanks for the giveaway!

The Leonard Family said...

Love the Wildflowers border stencil, but had a HARD TIME picking just one!!!

The Leonard Family said...

Rodworks ...EVERYTHING! Really like the signs and the rods that hang pictures down! Could spend so much money on there! :)

Kari Johnson said...

I love the butterfly stencils. They are beautiful.

Tiffany said...

I love the wire basket with dividers!

Cheryl Bullock said...

Wow what fantastic prizes!

Tiffany said...

I love Cutting Edge Stencils-- anything in damask!

Iva said...

From Rodworks I really like the retro cast iron owls!

Iva said...

I really like Charlotte Allover Stencil Pattern from cutting edge stencils :)

Amy said...

I love the cast iron mini bird baths!

Amy said...

I Love the heritage grill stencil!

Audrey Crisp said...

I love the polka dot bowls and the herringbone stencils!

Tiffanie said...

I love the mini Circuit!! I have been on bed rest for 18 months from Lupus complications. I cant work anymore. I have been very depressed. Your blog has inspired me to be creative again
I want it all haha! Congrats on your blogiversary!!!

Stephany13 said...

I love the Scroll Frame Rod 5 Foot from rodworks.

Stephany13 said...

I also really like the Spring Songbirds Wall Stencilfrom Cutting Egde Stencils. Makes me look forward to spring.

Ryannsmom said...

I love the owl trivets at Rod Works! And lots of other things!

mandi said...

i love all picture frames from rodworks

mandi said...

this stencil is awesome: ZAMIRA ALLOVER STENCIL

Ryannsmom said...

I'm in love with the chevron allover stencil @ Cutting Edge Stencils!

Katherine said...

I love the colorful metal birds!

Katherine said...

I love the Chevron Allover Stencil pattern!

Unknown said...

Love the wall clocks!

Emily
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Unknown said...

Love the chevron, zebra and other stencils.

Emily
emilyannogle@yahoo.com

Erica Wyatt said...

I am a big holiday decorator. I love going there for my holiday stuff!

1derwoman1dermom said...

I am in love with the 36" metal clock, but have to have to "Friends Welcome, Relatives by Appointment" sign!

Erica Wyatt said...

I would love the try the all over chevron stencil

sarah979c said...

I would love some washi tape, to see what all the buzz is about!

1derwoman1dermom said...

The Japanese maple stencil on the ceiling is amazing!

sarah979c said...

I would love the 11 x 14 Black Wood Frame from Rodworks!

sarah979c said...

I love the Bella Stripe Wall Stencil- that would look amazing in my bedroom!

Jessica Hill said...

I love the clocks from RodWorks!

Jessica Hill said...

Love CES's Herringbone Allover stencil.

Dawn Garlich said...

Have always, always wanted a ribbon and gift wrap hanging rack!

Dawn Garlich said...

Adore the paisley allover stencil

mglmusic said...

I absolutely loved the verde damask stencil and a bunch of others. I've been trying to get more into stenciling and this is a GREAT website. Thanks for sharing!! I also love the retro clocks rod works has. Another great website. I can't wait to explore them both more :D

JennOveeV said...

all over paisley, anything morrocan, and also the inlay stencil

Ellen said...

Love the wall wire basket!

Ellen said...

Love the peacock headdress stencil!

Bread n' Butter said...

Marrakech Trellis Allover Stencil, loved it!

Bread n' Butter said...

Everything at Rodworks is my fav, but loving the vintage fan blade we just purchased!!!

Sandy said...

I love all the cut outdoor decor. I can't wait until I have my own house and can decorate it with the neat Iron flowers and signage!

Sandy said...

I love the Nursery Stencils from Cutting Edge Stencil. I am very excited to decorate a Nursery!!

Steffany said...

I love cutting edge stencils! I used the Moroccan to paint an accent wall in our master bedroom. It's a great alternative to wallpaper!

Amy@happylittleparty.blogspot.com said...

I love the Fancy Frame Rod at ROD WORKS!!

Amy@happylittleparty.blogspot.com said...

I love the Butterfly Dance Stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils

Amy Beasley said...

I love the Japanese Maple Leaves stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils!

Amy Beasley said...

I love the liscense plate signs from Rodworks!

Marie Jane Rosell Jaime said...

I love the 2 tier fruit stand from Rodworks. :)

Marie Jane Rosell Jaime said...

My favorite stencil is the Charlotte Allover Stencil Patter. :)

Erica Sizemore said...

omg ! from rodworks.com i love the ribbon/wrapping paper rack , WHICH I NEED SO BAD ! i have 23592385 spools of ribbon in bags and drawers its ridiculous ! haha !

Erica Sizemore said...

FAVORITE STENCIL has got to be the Spring Song Bird stencil ! SO beautiful !

Softail_Baby81 said...

Martha Stewart Crafts Glitter and Cricut of course cuz of their versatility and glam glam loveliness!!!

Melanie F said...

Ohhhh Miss Michelle..Thank you so much for your generosity and kindness to your fellow crafters with this giveaway.
If I have to pick one thing from the Rod Works it would be the Colorful Metal Birds in both sizes of course.
And as for Cutting Edge Stencils...can I just say EVERYTHING Botanical because next to crafting, I ADORE gardening too. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog and ALL your amazing creativity. Thanks again for all the hard work you do.

camowaggie said...

Cricut, oh how I love thee! Let me count the ways...

Amy D said...

Favorite stencil!?!? Sooo many ! I would like to see done on my walls in. the near future!! I Love the trees!!!

Amy D said...

Rod works.... Oh my!!! I am currently redoing my bathroom/laundry room.... I see many things I could use for decor!!!! I love the self serve laundry sign! Lol!

Katania Trudeau said...

I love the large chalkboard and the metal wall hanging. Rod works has some great stuff!

Katania Trudeau said...

Wow the stencils are amazing! I absolutely love the zinna, anna damask, and the chevons just to name a few but there are many more.:)

Katania Trudeau said...

I love the large chalkboard and the metal wall hanging. Rod works has some great stuff!

Living in La La Land said...

I love the Ribbon Rack / Wrapping Paper Rack, Red Tabletop Clock and Wall Basket with Divider from Rodworks!

Living in La La Land said...

Love the Charlotte Allover Stencil, it's so cute!

Momma Meg said...

At RodWorks, I love the windowpane chalk board.

Momma Meg said...

My favorite stencil is the chevron all over stencil! So awesome. I LOVE chevron.

Megan said...

I'm loving the herringbone stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils!

Katie said...

I LOVE the flower picks at RodWorks...but really, what isn't to love there?

Katie said...

I like the new heritage grill allover stencil! So cute! I have been eyeing one of these stensils for a long time!

Steffany said...

I really need the wire wrapping paper rack from Rod Works! All of my paper rolls are shoved in the corner of a closet wrinkled and ripped!

Karry said...

I liked the ceramic icecream bowls from Rod Works

Karry said...

I am in love with the sari paisley stencil and also loved the flower power stencils.

Linda Roessler said...

From Rodworks, I love the Ribbon/wrap holder!

Toni Barsi said...

I like the birch tree stencils, but the fish scales would be really cute too!

Toni Barsi said...

From Rodworks I love all the colored glass bottles...and pretty much anything cast iron!

The Izant's said...

I LOVE Cutting Edge Stencils! I really love their new Charlotte allover stencil. I'm thinking about doing a diy curtain with it! It's perfect!!!!!!

Karen Schluter said...

Ive my Cricut. What an awesome give away.

Jill said...
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Jill said...

CUTTING EDGE STENCILS favorite item is the Gabrielle Damask Stencil: http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/damask-stencil-3.html

Jill said...

ROD WORKS favorite item is the Three Bin Shelf with Hooks: http://rodworks.com/product/three-bin-shelf-with-hooks/

Karen Schroeder said...

I like the Wood Clock with Metal Frame from Rod Works!

Karen Schroeder said...

I love the Fossils Stencils! I've been on a few digs and they'd be perfect!

GreenEyedGirl said...

Rodworks' red wood wall clock! Swoooon!

GreenEyedGirl said...

Ohh! The butterfly dance stencil from Cutting Edge Stencil. I love that....

mom-b said...

Birds!!!!!!

Jodie R said...

Ohhhhh! I LOVE Rodworks!! My favorite is the scroll frames. I love the metal look!

Jodie R said...

I love the weeping cherry stencils!! How beautiful!

Jodi said...

I love the Casablanca Stencil!!

Jodi said...

I love the scroll frames on Rod Works!! love, love, love.

Unknown said...

I love love love the glass bottles with clock stoppers and the antique cookbook stand from Rod Works. Oh and the Moroccan stencils are too cute-can't wait to get my order so I can spruce up the guest bath.

Maira Cruz said...

Rodworks _ love the Cast Iron Wall Scroll

Maira Cruz said...

love the Marie-Antoinette Grand Panel Stencil from cutting edge stencils

Charisse said...

It's hard to choose only one thing! I love everything at Rod Works, but love all of their metal scroll stuff

Charisse said...

I like the Anna Damask stencil from cutting edge stencils

Allison said...

I like the Butterfly Dance stencil.

Allison said...

I like the Scroll Frame Rod 5 Foot from Rod Works.

Nat said...

I love the head board you made. It would be fun to try out the stencils on various projects. Fun giveaway thanks!

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Nat said...

Fun things at Rod works -- I really like their wire baskets with a divider. They would be cute for storing fruit in your kitchen.

katrina bradfield said...

Thanks for introducing me to rod works

katrina bradfield said...

Chevoron a the way. I'm so into it right now!

katrina bradfield said...

Chevoron a the way. I'm so into it right now!

Ashley @ Bride on a Budget said...

My favorite item from RodWorks is Wall Basket with Divider.

Ashley @ Bride on a Budget said...

My favorite stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils is the Nagoya Allover Stencil.

katrina bradfield said...

Chevoron a the way. I'm so into it right now!

Stephanie Hall said...

Loving the rodworks!! and the whole post really! What a great giveaway-Let's Party!!!!

Stephanie Hall said...

I have been wanting a frame rod-forever! What a great party!

Dark_Angel said...

Rod-Work i can't figure what I like the best; metal note board, wire baskets or the metal mail box all so great

Sthrngal said...

Rod Works - okay tbh hard as ever to pick just one or two things. porcelain measuring cups in the running but then the chicken dip bowl/spreader with the chicken wire on the bowl, would just fit in my chicken, then the egg salt/pepper shakers. and don't forget the ice cream bowls and layering bracket.

Sthrngal said...

Cutting edge stencil - well the tiger for the LSU room!! can see the big purple circle with that golden tiger stenciled in the center above the tv!! Geaux LSU

Dee Shore said...

I love the Ribbon Rack / Wrapping Paper Rack from Rod Works. From Cutting Edge Stencil, I'm obsessed with the Rabat Allover Stencil, but really, I love them all.

Jo said...

I love the Map Square Clock!!

Jo said...

I love the Oasis allover stencil!

JT42 said...

wow! LOVE this site...where have I been?!?
I LOVE the wrapping paper/ribbon storage "rack"...but really I like just about everything there.

JT42 said...

I am really into the chevron look. I would love to do that in my kids bathroom.

Kristin S said...

I would love the cricut mini. My son's 1st birthday is comming up and I wanna make dinosaurs. :)

Chrissy said...

I love the Spring Songbird Stencil!

Chrissy said...

I love the owls!