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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

ANNOUNCEMENT - BLOG CANDY FOR HEROES!!

This is my very first blog candy offering... and it is a good one, if I do say so myself. However, there is a little bit of work involved!

Cards for Heroes is an organization that collects cards and sends them to our military personnel overseas. Some cards are sent to the service people themselves and some are sent blank, so that the service men and women can have something special to send back to their families! I think that this is a great cause!

My friend Mindy, on the SCS PIF thread, is one of the people who has volunteered to collect and send cards for the organization. Her goal is to collect at least 1200 Christmas cards!!! I want to help.

Your challenge is this:

SEND AS MANY CARDS, TO MY FRIEND MINDY YOUNG, AS YOU CAN. SEND THESE CARDS SO THEY ARRIVE IN MINDY'S HANDS ON OR BEFORE MAY16th, 2008. I WILL HAVE A RANDOM DRAW FOR THE BLOG CANDY ON MAY 17th.

These can be card fronts that you make into cards or brand new cards you make or some of your old cards you keep in your stash. I do ask, that you only send cards that you would be proud to receive! Mindy's address can be found HERE.

How to get an entry:
1.) 1 Blog candy entry for each 10 cards sent (10 of the cards should be Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa/Winter cards. If you only want one entry...send 10 Christmas cards, if you want more than one... send any multiple of 10 as long as 10 are Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa/Winter based.)
MAKE SURE THAT SOMEWHERE ON THE BOX/ENVELOPE OR IN THE BOX/ENVELOPE YOU HAVE MY NAME!!! NEWSTAMPINADDICT BLOG CANDY ENTRY!!!! THIS IS IMPORTANT. IF MINDY DOESN'T SEE THIS, SHE CAN'T TELL THAT THE DONATION IS ENTITLED TO AN ENTRY!!!

2.) 1 additional entry if you also post a link to my blog candy on your blog. Just leave me a comment with a link to your post. IMPORTANT - YOU MUST ALSO SEND AT LEAST 10 CARDS TO EARN AN ADDITIONAL ENTRY.

3.) To steal a page from my friend Pam, 1 additional entry for every person that participates by sending cards and leaves a comment telling me they learned of this from you!!! AGAIN, YOU MUST SEND IN AT LEAST 10 CARDS TO EARN AN ADDITIONAL ENTRY.

If you have any questions, please feel free to let me know.

OH, you want to know what you can win?
The first person, whose name is randomly drawn, will win the Classic Square Nestabilities (small) !



The second person, whose name is randomly drawn, will win 3 House Mouse stamps!
(Mice Drops, Poppin Good Birthday, Chocolate Heart02)


What are you waiting for? Start Stamping!!!!

22 comments:

Amanda Sewell said...

What a fun contest and awesome prizes! I really hope you get lots of entrants :) Good luck with this!

JenMarie said...

I've got you linked up on my blog here:
http://taylormadebyjenmarie.blogspot.com/2008/04/go-check-this-out.html

Pam's Pride said...

I linked you up to my blog! And I am going to send 60 Christmas cards to Mindy (...these were not previously promised...) I am hoping to win the nesties!!! Awesome blog candy!

Monica G said...

Awesome idea! I have a bunch of cards for her already. I will package up a separate set just for this one--to be fair and honest!

Kim said...

Wow what an awesome giveaway - you're the best! Kim

Sandy said...

Thanks for offering up such great blog candy Alison!!

I have chosen you to receive an award. Check it out here:

http://stampinsandy.blogspot.com/2008/04/arte-y-pico-award.html

jill_b said...

Awesome idea! I will send as many cards as I can to Mindy!

MindyYoung said...

Alison - your the bestest!!!!! Thanks so much for helping me - I cherish friends like you :)

Your first entry - Julie S. (aka Hobbywoman on SCS) 10 cards received today.

Stampin Cats said...

I so there. Unfortunately I kinda have to start over due to our chatting last night. I panited some stickles on a few of the cards and realized that's a no no. All is good. I can make a few more.

Stephanie said...

Alison, I just finished 10 cards and they are in the mail Sat. I also posted about your efforts on my blog.. I sure hope this helps.

MindyYoung said...

Received 10 cards from Beverly B. (Triasimite on SCS). They are gorgeous Bev, thanks so much!

Jeni Bond said...

Great blog candy and great cause. I hope to stamp some today. I think all my Christmas stamps are put up so I will have to hunt.... Does anyone else put up their seasonal stamps? I have Halloween, Valnetine, Easter, CHristmas,and Thanksgiving all put up.Maybe I have TOO many stamps..NOT!

Monica G said...

Linked up your blog and this challenge today. Getting a box together today with 30-40 cards for Mindy (not already promised).

MindyYoung said...

Received 10 beautiful cards from Stephanie S. (SBS81 on SCS) today. Thank you so much Stephanie!

MindyYoung said...

Yea, more cards! Thank you to Denise M. (Peanutbee on SCS) for the fabulous cards! (10 sent)

MindyYoung said...

13 cards received from LMcAree today. Thanks Lori, the are beautiful!

MindyYoung said...

Received 20 fabulous cards from Janice M. (Catcrazy) today! Thanks!!!

MindyYoung said...

Thanks Monica (Falconstamper on SCS) for 35 beautiful cards!

MindyYoung said...

Thao (Cal Bear Stamper on SCS) send 20 wonderful cards today!!! Thank you so much!

MindyYoung said...

Thanks to JenMarie for 11 beautiful cards!!!

MindyYoung said...

Thanks to Hobbywoman (Julie) for 251 cards!!!!!! You're awesome!

MindyYoung said...

Thanks to Pam (Pam5 on SCS) for 58 beautiful cards!