Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Come and Play and a BIG Giveaway!

Hi there!

As many of you know, I am the administrator for the Simon Says Stamp Flickr group.


I love doing it and spend lots of time over there, checking out the cards added to the group pool and commenting on cards entered into the challenges there. That's right! Simon Says Stamp has a Flickr challenge every other week in their group. You can check out the newest one here.

Note: You will not be able to see the challenge on the left sidebar from the Flickr App on your mobile device. I wish they would change that but it hasn't happened yet. So, you either need to type flickr.com/groups/simonsaysstamp into your web browser on your phone, or use your computer to check it out. 

There is always a fabulous prize given out to a random winner but this time, two people will be chosen to win! The challenge this week is "Spots-n-Dots" and we already have some awesome cards coming in! You can check them out here.

I am also on Instagram and Twitter a lot, so if you want to be reminded of the challenges, you can follow me here on Instagram and here on Twitter

And just so you know, with each challenge, I choose 4 or 5 cards entered and share them on Instagram. Then, Simon Says Stamp always re-posts it on their Instagram feed, so there's a chance for your card to be showcased there too! (They have more than 11,000 followers!)
  
GIVEAWAY:
It's been a long time since I've had a giveaway on my blog. I've been so blessed because of this awesome hobby of ours and it's time I give back. I will choose one random winner from all the comments below to win a $100.00 gift voucher to the Simon Says Stamp online store! (That is from me personally, not SSS.)

Here's what I want you to do to be entered into the giveaway. Head over to the Simon Says Stamp Flickr group and become a member if you're not already, then let me know you've done that in a comment below. (If you are already a member of their Flickr group, let me know that instead.) Also, please copy the Flickr graphic above and paste it on the sidebar of your blog, then let me know you did that too, in your SAME comment. If you do not have a blog, you can share the graphic on Instagram, Twitter, or your Flickr photostream, but please share that in your comment with a link, so I can check it out. 

You have until 11:59PM CST, on Sunday, January 25, 2015 to enter. I will announce the winner the next day, here on my blog.

I would love to see lots of you checking out the SSS Flickr challenges and playing along!

I'm hoping to be back soon with a few cards to share! Thanks for the visit! ♥

GIVEAWAY CLOSED

84 comments:

Kristie Goulet said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway, Barb! I am already a follower of SSS Flickr group and love playing along with the challenges. I shared the button on my blog. :)

Kathy (krolski) said...

Hi Barb! I'm a member of the SSS flickr group and I just posted the button on my blog. Thanks for the chance to win that awesome prize! You rock! :)

Nicole Parmentier said...

Hi Barb! Wow, you are such a busey bee. Love your work and looking forward to the challenges. I was already a SSS flickr group member and will post the button on my blog.

Ksenija Rizova said...

Hi Barb! You've made me register with yahoo! Joined the group and posted a group banner on my blog http://sweetkobylkin.blogspot.ru/ Thanks for a chance to win! Now I have to understand, what's going on there in the group! Thanks for a push :)

Penny Nichols said...

Barb,
I added the flickr blinkie and joined Simon Says group the other day. What a great giveaway. Thanks,

https://www.flickr.com/photos/127103550@N06/16088128309/

joy said...

I am a member of the group and I added the graphic to my blog. Thanks you for the chance to win such a generous giveaway, Barb! Anyone would have such fun shopping at SSS with that!

Kara Lynne said...

Thanks for letting me know about the SSS Flickr challenge, I had no idea that was going on! I am now a member of the group and gladly included the blinkie on my blog. That is very generous of you, Barb.

Betty Keefe said...

hi barb - am already a member of SSS flickr group and have added the blinkie to my blog - what a generous giveaway - would love to be your winner!!

Yvette said...

Hi Barb! I'm a member of the SSS flickr group and I just posted the button on my blog. Thanks for the chance to win that awesome prize!

Karen said...

I am alread a member of the Flickr group. I am going to include the blinkie on my blog if I can figure it out. I just started one so I am still trying to figure it out.
www.redscreativemess.blogspot.com

Sandi Redmann said...

I just signed up with flicker hoping I did it right. I don't have a blog but shared a pic on Instagram

hollywallerinspirations said...

Hi Barb! What an awesome give away. I am a member of the Flickr group for a little while now and I just added the Simon Says Stamp Flickr button in the sidebar of my blog. Thank you for the chance to win this awesome giveaway.

Sarah Gray said...

That is really generous giveaway, Barb! I am a member of the Flickr group and enjoy the challenges already. I will put the blinkie on my blog :)

Yolanda Garrido said...

Thanks a lot Barb! You are so generous doing this giveaway!! I am already a member of the Flickr Group and I have added the group link in my side bar in the blog. Thanks a lof for the chance!
Yolanda
scrapingtime.blogspot.com

Karen said...

I just joined the Flickr group. I must go back and look at the cards more thoroughly. Thank you so much for the generous giveaway.

Nancy said...

Oh sweet Barb! You are sooo generous! I have been a Flick member forever and a SSS Flickr as well. I just posted the badge on my blog! Thank you so much for a chance to win! SSS has everything I need:)

Lindsey said...

What a generous giveaway! How fun! I'm already a member and I added the graphic to my blog.

Diana Sanchez said...

Hi Barb! I joined the SSS group on Flickr and I just added the picture & link on my blog thelovelypear.com. Thank you!!!

Ruby N said...

Edited to add my blog link :) What an amazing and generous giveaway <3 I am part of the flickr group and the graphic is on my blog :) arareruby.blogspot.com

Jessica Frost-Ballas said...

Hi Barb! I'm already a member of the Flickr group and I added your graphic to my blog, www.jessicafrost.com/blog! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

penguinpapers.net said...

Hi, Barb! I'm already a member of the SSS Flickr group. I've added the badge to my blog (penguinpapers.net)! Thanks for making the SSS challenges fun and being such a generous administrator! You're the best! --Yvonne

Diane Stricker said...

Already a member. Thanks for a chance to win.

Kristin Eve said...

I didn't even know the flickr group existed! I just joined and am excited to participate in some challenges! :) Thank you for the opportunity! <3

Dawn Turley said...

Awesome generosity Barb. I'm a long time follower on Flickr and I've added the logo to my sidebar. Thanks again Barb for your generosity

Ro said...

SO sweet and generous of you to do this, Barb! I am already a member of the Flickr Group and I have added the group link in my side bar in the blog. Thanks a lof for the chance!
RocĂ­o.
http://veoveoscrapeo.blogspot.com.es/

Mary-Anne V said...

I was so happy to see you create this challenge way back and am so glad you did. I have been a member of this Flickr group and also posted it on my blog/flickr account https://www.flickr.com/photos/74238397@N06/16277899342/. Thank you for the chance to win such a generous gift! jeandonny2000 at hotmail dot com

Tatiana T said...

Hi, Barb!!! I'm already a member of talented SSS Flickr Group. Just added the Flickr Graphic on my blog https://tatianacraftandart.wordpress.com/. Thanks for the chance to win!!!

Dottie J said...

Hi Barb,
I tried to join the SSS Flickr group; It says I am already a member but I don't remember doing that. Flickr and I just don't get along. For some reason it just fights with my browser.
I don't have a blog, so I pinned it to my Pinterest board about cards I love. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/539517230335694432/
Hope all that qualifies. I am a big fan (and frequent customer) of Simon and really love their branded products.

Efrat said...

Thank you for the great giveaway. I am a member on the group for along time now and I have posted the banner on my website: http://2-left-hands.blogspot.co.il/
Thank you.

Vicki Dutcher said...

How nice of you! I love playing in your SS Flickr challenge -- I posted the graphic.

Jackie Parkins said...

Thanks for such a generous giveaway! I am a member of the Flickr group, even though I rarely post anything :-) I find a lot of inspiration there, though. I've added the graphic and link to the sidebar on my blog.

Cindy C. said...

Thank you Barb for such a generous giveaway! I am already a SSS flickr group member and I've just added the fun graphic and link to the sidebar of my blog!

Katie said...

I have joined the Flickr Group, just haven't posted anything. Don't have a blog, just enjoy reading many others. Not on any other social media sites--not tech savvy.
Love following you and love how you are so positive and encouraging!

Nancy Carroll said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway, I am a member of the Flickr group but just got my first SSS so hope to join there, I also added your badge to my blog: nancecarroll.blogspot.com I tweeted it:https://twitter.com/TaraSeamus/status/555414025157099520. I follow you on bloglovin.

Angela DeAnda said...

Hi Barb! Thanks for the chance to win! I joined the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Group AND I also added the graphic/link to my sidebar on my blog http://plainangela.blogspot.com/ .
Thanks again!

francesca said...

oh Barb thank you so much for this chance to win!! I'm a member of SSSFlickrGroup and let me say that you are doing an amazing job! I love this flickr group and i just put its cool button on my blog! :)

Valerie Wood said...

Thank you so much for the chance to win a very generous gift certificate! I just joined flickr and I follow on Twitter! I will tweet it as soon as I figure it out! haha Thanks again.

Sue McRae said...

I'm already a follower of the SSS Flickr Group and I have the badge on my blog. Thanks for the generous giveaway Barb!

Nathalie Paquette said...

I joindre the SSS Flickr Group. Thanks for the chance to win :-)

Helen Gullett said...

WOW Barb, this is an amazing giveaway! I follow SSS on Flickr and wear the badge on my blog www.helengullett.com
THANKS A LOT!

pcm said...

so generous of you barb! i haven't had the chance to play along but i do belong to the sss flickr group. I don't do any of those other social media things and i don't have a blog. I do love SSS though and hope to be able to play along soon!

Nat said...

you are such an awesome gal and very generous too :) I will have to find you on twitter and follow you! :)

Jess said...

What a wonderful giveaway. I am a member of the Flickr group and have shared the button on my blog.
http://forthejoyofsharing.blogspot.com/

I just might need to join in on the spots and dots. ;-)

Judy Tuck said...

Hi Barb,
I'm already a member of the SSS Flickr group and I have just added their badge to my blog sidebar. I must say that this is so very generous of you to have this giveaway. Thanks for a chance to win!

walchowDesign said...

Happy New Year to you and yours, Barb! You are so generous with the giveaway and thank you very much! I am already a member of SSS Flickr group and have shared the button on on my blog!

Brenda said...

Hi Barb,

I came to say hi after a long absence (this school holiday was way to long and all the time we were away from home). And now I see that you have this absolutely generous Giveaway! Thank you. I am a member of the SSS FLickr Group and I have put the graphic on my blog with a link. Now off to look at all the posts I missed out on on your blog for some motivation and then off to the Flickr Group to see if I can play along! Hugs, Brenda

Clemente Batan said...

I am already a member of the SSS Flickr group. I just posted a photo of my card today. I also have the SSS Flickr graphic in my blog
http://ienjoywhatido.blogspot.com/
Thanks for the giveaway. So excited!

Houses Built of Cards said...

What a wonderful giveaway! Someone is going to be super excited! I have been a member of the SSS Flickr group for a few weeks, now I just need to play along! I also posted the graphic on my blog sidebar! Thanks so much - have a wonderful day!

housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

judy said...

Thanks for this very generous giveaway, Barb! I am already a member of the SSS Flickr group. I don't have a blog but you can find the graphic on my HA Flickr photo stream:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/26045224@N02/

Deloris said...

Thank you for the awesome giveaway! I signed up to be a member of the SSS Flickr group and added the SSS graphic on my blog. https://createdbydeloris.wordpress.com/
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Kailash said...

Hi Barb, Thanks so much for your generous prize. You are so sweet to have this giveaway. I am already a member of the SSS flickr group. Added the graphic on my flickr stream here
https://www.flickr.com/photos/58689756@N08/16295164552/

adele holcomb said...

Barb, that is just so very nice of you! I am already a member of the Flickr group, and just added the graphic to my blog: adeleholcomb.blogspot.com

Chark said...

Wow--you're such a sweetheart! (but we knew that already at HA Flickr) I'm a Simon flickr follower and I posted your button here
http://glitterinmykitchen.blogspot.com/

You rock!

Amy Acord said...

Hi Barb!!! What an amazingly kind giveaway!! I posted the pic on IG and I tagged you!! Thanks for the chance!!

Jessica Martell said...

I just joined the Flickr group and will,post it on Instagram under craftygal14_ :)

Rita Wright said...

I'm in the Flickr group and love the challenges. I keep forgetting to upload my cards, but I do make them. lol I am off to look for my recent one and get it added today!

Adding the button to my blog now too.

You are too sweet doing a giveaway!

Linda said...

I'm already a member of SSS flickr group. And I have posted the icon on my flickr photostream

Chitra Nair said...

I am already SSS flickr grp member and just added the graphic to my blog... Thanks for the chance...

Martina N said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I'm already a member in the Flickr Group and I have posted the badge in my blog.

MariClaudi said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I have been a member of the group since it started and I added the blinkie to my blog!
www.mariclaudibenitez.com

Theresa said...

How very generous Barb! I just join the SSS Flickr group and will post the button to my blog.

Laura Norris said...

HI Barb! I am a member of the SSS flickr group already. I will add the blinkie to my blog too! Thank you for always being so generous and kind. I think you were the first person to comment on the very first card I posted to the HA flickr group and I was so excited to get a nice, thoughtful comment from someone I didn't know! It really made my day and encouraged me to continue to post cards there. You have such a kind heart. Hugs, Laura

Carol H. said...

What an awesome give away! Love SSS! I joined the SSS Flickr group and posted the button to my brand NEW, just created last week, first ever blog! Woohoo!

Greta said...

What a wonderful giveaway, Barb--you're such a sweetie! I do belong to the Flickr group & have added the badge to my blog. So glad SSS added the Flickr challenges & I need to get something made for the current one! Hope you're staying safe & warm!

Amanda said...

I already belong to the Flickr Group and try to participate as much as my 2 year old will allow and I shared the Flickr graphic on my blog. This is so generous of you!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Super sweet of you Barb. I have joined the group since it's inception! I've also posted the blinkie on my blog.

ThePurplePlace said...

Wowweeeeeeee~! What a GENEROUS and amaizng giveaway! WHo would NOT love a chance to win!!

I already know the LOVE the SSS Flickr Group very much! Today, I added the badge to my blog side-bar and also shared it in a new post, along with the information on the latest challenge theme, which I must say I LOVE! I HOPE it brings in lots of new contestants and also am dying to get to my own desk and play this month.

Missing creating BIG time and now just want to have my surgery, heal and be on the road to recovery.

Thanks for this fantabulous prize opportunity. You are so KIND to do this....

Happy Crafting,
Lisa

Nina-Marie Trapani said...

I'm already a member of the Flickr group, and I just posted the blinkie in my sidebar! Thanks for the chance to win!

snazzyjj said...

Barb, thank you for this amazingly generous opportunity! I love your Flickr gallery, but you probably already know that since I've been a member from the beginning and am a frequent contributor. I've also added the Simon Says Stamp Flickr badge to my Flickr photostream here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/100243454@N04/16143082040/

Karen L K said...

Barb - I am already a member of the SSS Flickr group. Very nice that you are the Administrator. I posted the SSS Flickr graphic in Flickr. Here is the link https://www.flickr.com/photos/56616558@N05/15717229303/
You sure are generous to give such a great prize!

Daria Z. said...

Barb, what a generous giveaway...but then, you are such a sweetie!! I am already a member. I have posted the logo in my photostream - here's the link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ima_dz2/16343603975/.
Hugs, Daria

Milla said...

Oh how sweet are you, Barb! Such generous giveaway, thank you so much for the chance to win! I love Simon Says Stamp, I'm already a member of their Flickr group and I've shared your piccie on the sidebar of my blog. Have a great day, Barb! :)

Cornelia W said...

Wow, such a generous give-away! I had no idea about the SSS-flickr group - thanks for letting us know about it. I am now a new member - finally a place to show my cards with SSS merchandise on them :)
I posted the graphic into my side bar on my blog.

Pam said...

Thanks for this awesome giveaway, Barb! I have beeen a memeber of the SSS flickr group for quite awhile. Love the challenges. I added the graphic to my blog - http//pamspaperandink.blogspot.com.
Thanks for all the work you do to keep this going! Also, all the inspiring posts on your blog.

Carol McCready said...

Hi Barb,

I am a member of the SSS flicker group. Such a great prize your offering. Thank you for the chance to win.

CinnamonSally said...

WOW Barb what a fabulous giveaway. I am already a member of the SSS flickr group. Thank you for the chance to win.

Amy McCue said...

I shared it on my flickr photostream. I am also a memeber of the sssflickr group.

Martha said...

Sweet Barb, you are always SO kind and generous. I always enjoy the fun themes you have for us at the SSS-Flickr group. (I'm sorry I've missed a few, but hoping to play along in the current challenge.)

I am a SSS-Flickr member & have added the graphic to my sidebar. (I'm happy I was able to figure that out. Ha!)

HUGS! ♥

Areeba said...

I joined the flickr group & shared the graphic on my instagram.
Here is the link : http://instagram.com/p/ySf_QXPzZo/

In Creativa Compagnia said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!! I am now a follower of SSS Flickr group and I shared the button on my blog increativacompagnia.blogspot.it :)

Kari V. said...

Wow! This is awesome. I just joined the Simon Says Stamp Flickr group. Lots of cute cards there!

Kristina B. said...

Just finally set up a flickr and joined :) I also added the button to my blog!

conil said...

Already am a Flickr group member.

N Patricia Castillo said...

I just joined the flickr group! I'm not the best at checking in with flickr but I downloaded the app so we'll see if that helps! And I also added the button to my sidebar. :)