Friday, December 16, 2011

Give Books for Christmas Winners!

And the winners are...





The winner of Possession by Elana Johnson is...

Tiffany Drew











The winner of Nativity Bingo is...

Roberta P.
*Roberta, I don't have your email address. Please send it to me.









The winner of Santa Bingo is...
Sheila W.








Tiffany, email me your mailing address & I'll ship that right out to you.


Roberta & Sheila, I'll send you info for the free download via email.


Thanks for visiting everyone & have a wonderful Christmas holiday!

Monday, December 05, 2011

Win Nativity Bingo!



I finished the second Bingo Book today!



This one centers around traditional Christian symbols of Christmas. Teach your children the meaning of Christmas as it relates to the birth of Christ, using the included information sheets.

Like the Santa Bingo book, it comes in zipped pdf files that you can open and print for hours of play.

(Yes, I do consider it a book because it's book sized and I'm negotiating now to have it printed and available as a book.) 

AND it's not just Bingo. You can also play Memory Match-Up and Go Fish with the image cards. 


Deadline to enter: Midnight, Thursday, December 15, 2011.


This giveaway is open to U.S. AND International entries.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Friday, December 02, 2011

Win Santa Bingo!




I decided to give away another book...



What better way to have a little fun during the Christmas holidays? It's been thoroughly tested by adults, elves and grandchildren—and given a big thumbs up!

This book comes in zipped pdf files that you can open and print for hours of play.

(Yes, I do consider it a book because it's book sized and I'm negotiating now to have it printed and available as a book.) 

AND it's not just Bingo. You can also play Memory Match-Up and Go Fish with the image cards. 




Deadline to enter: Midnight, Thursday, December 15, 2011.


My giveaway is open to U.S. AND International entries.



a Rafflecopter giveaway


While you're waiting to see if you win this awesome prize, visit the other blogs in the hop and enter to win their books too! (See links below.)


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Give Books for Christmas — My Prize!


I'm participating in the Give Books for Christmas Giveaway Hop!

Why? Because I think EVERYONE should give books as Christmas gifts. I do it every year. In fact, I've sort of become known for it within my family.

Over the next two weeks, I'll be posting about books that I think make wonderful Christmas gifts for various age groups. But if you want a head start, go here for my Top 10 Christmas Picture Books that I recommended in 2007.


But now for the Giveaway Hop.

I'm giving away a copy of Possession by Elana Johnson.

Here's the promo blurb:
Vi knows the Rule: Girls don't walk with boys, and they never even think about kissing them. But no one makes Vi want to break the Rules more than Zenn...and since the Thinkers have chosen him as Vi's future match, how much trouble can one kiss cause? The Thinkers may have brainwashed the rest of the population, but Vi is determined to think for herself.

But the Thinkers are unusually persuasive, and they're set on convincing Vi to become one of them...starting by brainwashing Zenn. Vi can't leave Zenn in the Thinkers' hands, but she's wary of joining the rebellion, especially since that means teaming up with Jag. Jag is egotistical, charismatic, and dangerous--everything Zenn's not. Vi can't quite trust Jag and can't quite resist him, but she also can't give up on Zenn.

This is a game of control or be controlled. And Vi has no choice but to play.

I really liked this book and I think it would be a great gift for older teen girls—or anyone who enjoys Young Adult dystopian fiction.

Deadline to enter: Midnight, Thursday, December 15, 2011.


My giveaway is open to U.S. entries only.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Give Books for Christmas Giveaway Hop!




Give Books for Christmas Giveaway Hop
December 1-15, 2011
Hosted by Inksplasher


What is a Blog Giveaway Hop?
A blog hop is a linky list of bloggers that is shared across multiple blogs. Each blogger on the list agrees to giveaway a prize that is specific to the theme and rules of the particular hop. In this case, we're each giving away a BOOK!

If you are a blogger and want to participate by giving away a book on your blog, see the rules below.

If you are a reader and you want to win a prize, visit each of the bloggers linked below and follow their rules for winning their book.


Hop Rules for Bloggers:
  • Each participating blog will host their own giveaway on their own blog site.

  • The giveaway must be a BOOK. Gift Card to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or other online bookstore is okay. (You may also give away multiple books. That's up to you.)

  • You must be able to ship the book on December 16th. (Inksplasher shall not be responsible for blog participants who fail to ship prizes in a timely manner.)

  • Your blog and the book offered must be "family friendly."

  • Create your post for the Giveaway Hop (see a sample post here). Post should include:
    —image and description of book you're giving away
    —linky code Go here to get the InLinkz code that best fits your blog platform

  • Add your blog to the linky list below. Include shipping information in parentheses after your blog name. [Example: Inksplasher (US) or Inksplasher (Int)]. Link directly to your giveaway post, not just to your blog URL.

  • Put a Give Books button in your blog sidebar. (Get code here.)

  • If you have multiple blogs, you may give away a book on each blog. Each blog must have it's own prize.
If you have any questions, email me at inksplashercontests-at-gmail-dot-com



Give Books for Christmas Giveaway Hop Buttons

Here are buttons and instructions for putting them on your blog. All bloggers must put the button in their sidebar.

If you're a blog reader and want to earn extra entries for Inksplasher's prize, put a button in your sidebar, then leave a comment on this post with your blog URL.

Thanks!


220 px button (for standard sidebar)






125 px button (for smaller sidebar)



To Install the Buttons on Blogger

If you have one sidebar, use the bigger button (220 px). If you have two sidebars, use the smaller button (125 px).

  1. Put your cursor in the box below the button and copy all of the code. The easiest way to do this is to place your cursor in the box, then press control + a. This highlights all the text in the box. Then press control + c to copy it.

  2. Go to your blog's dashboard and click Design. This should take you to Add and Arrange Page Elements.

  3. Click on Add Gadget.

  4. Scroll down the list and find the one that says HTML/JavaScript. Click on it.

  5. Paste the code into the large Content box. You can type in a Title if you want. Click the orange Save button. If you get a message that says there are illegal characters, it means you didn't get all the code. Go back to Step 1 and recopy the code.

  6. The button will display at the top of your sidebar. While on the Page Elements page, you can drag the new gadget box to another position on your sidebar, if you want. Then click the orange Save button.
That should do it. Let me know if you have any problems.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

What's On Your Tree?

DH and I were married 10 days before Christmas. A dear friend decorated the room for us with Christmas trees and white fairy lights, burgandy poinsettias, cream candles, mauve netting, gold snowflakes.

It was absolutely breath-taking.

After the reception, she boxed everything up and gave us all the Christmas decorations as a wedding gift.
(Those white envelopes are not part of the wedding decorations. It's a family tradition on Christmas morning.)

I love this tree. Every year when I put it up, it reminds me of my wedding—a memory that makes Christmas even more special for me.

But.

After fifteen years, I decided I needed something new. My grandsons are fascinated with the Grinch, ever since Aunt Suan gave them the book, the movie and a Grinch doll for Christmas one year.

And she's also given me a couple of animated Grinches.

So...

Yep. It's a Grinch tree.

Next year, I may go back to my burgandy, mauve and gold tree, but it was fun creating something new!

What's on your tree?

Friday, November 25, 2011

I Can't Believe I Ate...Wait! I Have an UNDO Button!


Who's regretting everything they ate yesterday?

I'm not much of a cook, so we took DH's mom to Golden Corral for our turkey dinner.

Thanksgiving dinner is MY FAVORITE FOOD of all time! I love turkey and potatoes and corn and green beans and rolls and...

...and I ate it all.

In previous years, I would be beating myself up for this holiday gluttony, but not this year because I have a SECRET WEAPON.

I have The Undo Button!

This book is by my daughter, McKenna, and I got to read the first couple of chapters a few months ago. It has some great information and is written in a friendly, easy-to-understand style—kind of like she's sitting down with me and chatting.

Definitely worth the read!

Here’s a little teaser of what you’ll get when you read The Undo Button.

  • Why we’re all addicted to food …page 16
  • The secret to getting through social occasions without even wanting to “cheat” … page 19
  • Your magic bullet to stop eating triggers dead in their tracks with a smile … page 32
  • How to eat healthy all the time, without feeling one bit of deprivation … page 38
  • Why cravings are merely emotions, and how to move through them gracefully and successfully … page 41
  • The Pantry/Fridge Raid – exactly what to keep, what to toss, and what to replace with delicious, healthy alternatives without your tastebuds noticing …page 52
  • How to see right through the lies on food labels to know with 100% confidence that what you’re buying is actually healthy and doesn’t just claim to be. … page 70
  • The specific foods that turn your body into a healing machine and can begin to reduce and reverse things like blood sugar problems, excess weight, IBS, arthritis, thyroid issues, acne, eczema, pain and inflammation, indigestion, insomnia, depression, anxiety, dormant sex drive, and energy that’s hiding in the toilet … page 81
  • How those who hate the taste of vegetables can still get the health benefits of eating piles of veggies each day, without purchasing a single product … page 86
  • The most gentle and simple way to detox your body and skyrocket your energy levels … page 103
  • My secret recipe to instantly zap the horrible water retention that occurs after just one day of unhealthy eating … page 172
  • Healthy desserts that taste ANYTHING but healthy … page 181
  • Plus pages on pages of delicious, energy-giving recipes that will make your fat cells cry for ever-loving mercy.
Get your copy during her
Black Friday special for less than half price!




And because I'm an uber-supportive Mom, if you leave a comment on her site HERE, stating that you bought the book because you heard about it from me, I'll put your name in a drawing for a FREE copy of my Christmas Bingo game!

Deadline: Midnight, November 28, 2011.

Christmas Bingo: Santa Edition


My newest book is ready, just in time for Black Friday specials.




Keep the family entertained during the Christmas holidays with this downloadable PDF print & play bingo game can be yours in minutes!



Bingo game file includes:

  • 12 color playing sheets

  • 50 color image cards

  • Instructions for play

You will need to supply your own marker pieces.

Laminate for long-lasting playing sheets.

We play this Christmas Bingo game at our family party every year. We have a Treasure Box filled with dollar store items for all ages—enough for everyone to win a couple of prizes each. Each time we play the Bingo game, the winner gets to pick a prize from the Treasure Box. When everyone's tired of playing, it's a free-for-all for the leftover prizes.

Black Friday Special!

Use this code: blackfri
before midnight, November 28th,
to get any (or all!) Scatterbrains Print & Play games
for HALF PRICE!


(which is an excellent deal, considering their already low prices)


Want a chance to get the Santa Bingo Free? Read this post.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Grand Prize Winner!!!

This contest is closed.

What is the Grand Prize for
Bella's Totally Awesome Bridal/Baby Shower?


The GRAND PRIZE includes...

Your Choice: 'Vampire Lips' OR 'Fangs Are Fabulous' Tote bag
with Matching Notebook

donated by Suan/Life is Good


PLUS several other awesome prizes!
GO HERE TO SEE!



And the winner
chosen totally at random
is
MEGAN ORME!






And the winning sponsor,
who gets the same prizes as the Grand Prize winner
(because I lurve my sponsors and want them to lurve me back!)
is
NANCY ALLEN


YAY Winners!!!


Thanks for playing everyone. Hope you had fun.

And just a quick heads-up...

I'll be sponsoring another contest in December. Check back for more info!

Breaking Dawn Puzzle & Game Winner!

This contest is closed.

 
PRIZE: Your Choice of Any TWO Scatterbrains Print & Play Puzzle or Game

SPONSOR: Karlene @ Scatterbrains



Karlene's Question:
Which two game books do you want to win?


Answer:
Winner's Choice



And the winner
chosen completely at random
is
Juliana McIntosh!

Isabelle Webb Books Winner!

This contest is closed.

PRIZE: Isabelle Webb, Books 1 & 2


SPONSOR: Nancy @ Nancy Campbell Allen


Nancy's Question:
Is Nancy an Edward girl or a Jacob girl?


Answer:
She is an Edward girl for the books,
and for the movies, she's a Jacob girl.




And the winner
chosen completely at random
is
Megan Swanson!

Breaking Dawn Calendar Winner!

This contest is closed.

 PRIZE: 2012 Breaking Dawn Calendar!


SPONSOR: Kandis


Kandis's Question:
Who is the minister that marries
Edward & Bella?


Answer:
Mr. Weber (Angela's father)



And the winner
chosen completely at random
is
Harlene!

Shakeology (Better Than Blood) Winner!


PRIZE: Two Shakeology Packets

SPONSOR: Suan @ Life Is Good

Suan's Question:
In Breaking Dawn, Carlisle says, "I've seen vampire venom work miracles, but there are conditions that even venom cannot overcome."

What condition can vampire venom not cure?


Answer:
A heart that's stopped beating.


And the winner
chosen completely at random
is
Evelyn!

Peasant Queen & Home Movie Package Winner!

PRIZE: Book & Home Movie Package




Cheri's Question:
I sectioned out the first chapter of
City of Light into what 4 blogs?

Answer:
My author blog (From the other Side of the Mirror)
My personal blog (Ravings of Intentional Motherhood) LDSWritersBlogck
and Mormon Mommy Writers


And the winner
chosen completely at random
is
Diana Ault!

Forbidden Sea Winner


PRIZE: A signed hardback copy of The Forbidden Sea

SPONSOR: Sheila Nielson @ Forbidden Sea


Sheila's Question:
What is the name of the mermaid
that Adrianne meets in Forbidden Sea

Answer:
Jendayi


And the winner
chosen completely at random
is
Tayte!

Breaking Dawn Soundtrack Winner!


PRIZE: Breaking Dawn Soundtrack CD

SPONSOR: Tiffany @ Scribble by Moonlight

Tiffany's Question:
What treat did Bella give Edward at the end of the book?

Answer:
She let him read her thoughts.



And the winner
chosen completely at random
is
Suan!

How To Outrun a Vampire Winner!


PRIZE: A Chalene Johnson Exercise DVD*

SPONSOR: Suan @ Life Is Good


Suan's Question: Which of the
Cullen's is the fastest runner?

Answer:
Edward (of course)


And the winner
chosen completely at random
is
Dina!

Vampires & Werewolves & Mystery, Oh My! Winner


PRIZE: Silver Necklace featuring a tropical flower
(to celebrate Bella & Edward's honeymoon)
and
Gummi Vampires & Werewolves

SPONSOR: Nichole @ Random-ish

Nichole's Question: Name three young adult genre books
which have been or are being released this fall.



And the winner
chosen completely at random
is
Vivien!

Paranormal Nursery Rhyme Contest Winner!


The winner of the
Paranormal Nursery Rhyme contest
chosen completely at random
is
Cathy Witbeck!


And can I say I am so glad this was a random drawing because I loved those nursery rhymes! At this point, there aren't enough for a book, but if you'd like to submit more, I'll still consider it.

Cathy chose box #1 which contained:
The Hourglass Door by Lisa Mangum


All prizes shipped at the end of the contest.

Name the Baby Vamp Winner!

The winner of the
Name That Baby contest
is
Elaine!


Elaine got box #4:
Strawberry Hand Soap & I Heart Vampires Note Set

All prizes shipped at the end of the contest.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Last Day to Enter for Breaking Dawn Prizes!

This contest is closed.

Today is the last day to enter to win Bella's Totally Awesome Bridal/Baby Shower sponsored door prizes. In case you've forgotten what they are. . .

PRIZE: Silver Necklace featuring a tropical flower
and
Gummi Vampires & Werewolves

SPONSOR: Nichole @ Random-ish



PRIZE: A Chalene Johnson Exercise DVD*

SPONSOR: Suan @ Life Is Good



PRIZE: A signed copy of No Angel

SPONSOR: Theresa Sneed



PRIZE: Breaking Dawn Soundtrack CD



PRIZE: THREE Down Under Workbooks

SPONSOR: Karlene @ Miles Ahead



PRIZE: A signed hardback copy of The Forbidden Sea

SPONSOR: Sheila Nielson @ Forbidden Sea



PRIZE: The Peasant Queen & Home Movie Package

SPONSOR: Cheri @ From the Other Side of the Mirror



PRIZE: Two Shakeology Packets



PRIZE: 2012 Breaking Dawn Calendar!

SPONSOR: Kandis



PRIZE: Isabelle Webb, Books 1 & 2

SPONSOR: Nancy @ Nancy Campbell Allen




PRIZE: TWO Scatterbrains Puzzles or Games

SPONSOR: Karlene @ Scatterbrains


There's also still time to enter the
Paranormal Nursery Rhyme Contest
and the
Baby Name Contest.

AND you can still earn entries by spreading the word.

AND all entries enter you
to win our
GRAND PRIZE!!!



All contests end at midnight tonight, Saturday, November 19th!

Candy Contest Winner! (and Answers)

The answers to the How Sweet It Is Contest are:

  1. 3 Musketeers

  2. Snickers

  3. Whoppers

  4. Mike & Ike

  5. Baby Ruth

  6. Gummi Bears

  7. Ice Breakers

  8. Kit Kat

  9. Life Savers

  10. Now & Later

  11. Rocky Road

  12. Sugar Daddy

  13. Nerds

  14. SKOR

  15. Butterfinger


And the winner is...
Michelle

Michelle got box #6:
Vampire Lips Tote & I Heart Vampires Note Set

All prizes shipped at the end of the contest.

Labor & Delivery Horror Story Winner!

The winner of the
Labor & Delivery Horror Story Contest
is
Kandis!


Kandis got box #10:
Twilight Tote with 3 paranormal books

All prizes shipped at the end of the contest.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Name That Baby Contest!

This party game is now closed.


Renesmee.

Seriously?!

Doesn't that just sound like a name a teenager would make up?

Yes, okay. I get that she wanted to honor both her mother (Renee) and Edward's "adopted" mom (Esme).

But still.

We can do better than that, can't we?

Today's question:

If you were having a half-vamp
baby girl, what would you
name her AND WHY?

(You have to include the WHY or you don't get credit.)


Leave you answer in the comments of this post.

Winner will be chosen completely at random and can pick a prize from Edward's Let's Make a Deal post.

DEADLINE: Midnight, November 19th (that gives you almost 48 hours). Winner will be posted & notified on November 22nd.

OPEN TO U.S. ENTRIES ONLY.

All participants will also be awarded one entry per story for the Grand Prize, to be awarded Monday, November 22nd. (Grand Prize open to U.S. entries only. Sorry.)

Remember, you only have until midnight tomorrow to enter to win the Door Prizes provided by our sponsors. (See list in the sidebar.)