Friday, May 14, 2010

Braces, Baseball and a Birthday Giveaway!!

Yesterday, my youngest daughter, 13 years old, had her braces put on.0513001821

It was an hour and a half trip one way,  but well worth it! The orthodontist and staff are awesome, the new Damon System braces are amazing and then we had the opportunity to shop and shop and shop a little more…

We rolled in just in time to regroup and head back out to a baseball game. My 11 year old son’s team, won their second game of the season. It was a good, close game and they earned the win! They really needed the encouragement too!  I barely caught my son touching home!

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All that didn’t leave much time for crafting or posting, but I was thinking and planning! ;-) I’ve been thinking about a giveaway, and I thought about doing one with a chalk board made from these ceramic “white board” placques that I found at the thrift store a while back.blog pics 111

I wanted to be able to give chalk markers with it, so I was waiting til I could get to a Hobby Lobby. We are an hour and a half from any “real stores”. Yesterday was the day!!! I found these:

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A set of four  Bistro Chalk Board Markers, red,blue, black and white!

Then I finished these: 

they got a coat of white gloss over the primer.108_6006

Then a marked off the area to paint with chalkboard paint.

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Finally, I added a couple of spring vinyl decals.  108_6009 108_6010

I think it still needs something across the top though. So I’m thinking that the winner can tell me if they would like to have it say “Remember” or “Notes” or “Memos” or whatever will fit! LOL. I can even personalize it “Sharon’s” List with black vinyl lettering. You can choose your font too…as long as I can get it! :o) 108_6011

And I’m ready for my very first giveaway! Since my birthday is sooo close (next Tuesday), I’m calling this my “Birthday Giveaway”! It’s my birthday and you can get a present! How’s that? :-)

We’ll do the usual…If you would like the opportunity to own a newly redesigned ceramic chalk board and a new set of  chalk board markers, please leave a comment and you get one entry. Follow this blog and tell me in a separate comment or if you already follow tell me that. Thirdly, blog or post to Face Book about my give away and come back and leave a comment about that…so three chances to win! I’ll use the random number generator to chose the winner…I was able to figure out how to add numbers to my comments! I’ll do the “drawing” next Wednesday, May 19th around 9pm.

Let’s have some fun!  



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35 comments :

  1. Those are so cute. I wish I was crafty.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  2. I'm a follower on google.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  3. Cute! I love projects like this!

    Sam
    Dull2000@hotmail.com
    http://momundecided.blogspot.com/

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  4. I'm also you're newest follower!

    Sam
    Dull2000@hotmail.com
    http://momundecided.blogspot.com/

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  5. And, I've blogged about it! You're blog is always so cute!

    http://momundecided.blogspot.com/2010/05/contest-friday.html

    Sam
    Dull2000@hotmail.com

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  6. So many cute links this week. Love to check them out...

    Happy Saturday!
    Laura

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  7. Awesome craft! Congratulations to your daughter. We had Clay Damon assess our Valiant and I have another friend who has another Damon doing her daughter's braces. I hear they are terrific.

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  8. Wonderful chalk boards! I love them! Great idea!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  9. I am a follower as well
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  10. I'll follow you here, there or anywhere! On a train, in a box, in the rain or with a fox...YAY! It's almost your birthday!!!

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  11. Facebooked...my security words in order to post the link were "reorganization" and "becalmed". Just made me pause and go "hmmmmm........"

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  12. Well, hey! This is my one comment to add to the other entries. I like your little chalkboard and all your clever ideas and your sweet generous nature and basically I just like YOU! Yes, I am needing coffee this morning...why do you ask?

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  13. Nice giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity. Be blessed. Cindy

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  14. I am already a follower girl! Be blessed.Cindy

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  15. And....I will post your button on my blog!!!! Cindy

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  16. Cute giveaway! Thanks for the visit!

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  17. What an adorable chalkboard! And what a sweet idea to give a gift for your birthday! You are amazing!

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  18. I am a new follower... found your link on Bretta's facebook. Looking forward to new craft ideas!

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  19. Love the chalkboard... as usual, your creativity amazes me... heck you amaze me!

    I've been following you since you began.... I won't stop! : )

    I for one am blessed that you were born....

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  20. I think I posted a link on facebook. :0) Have a great week!!

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  21. I am a follower of your blog.

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  22. I posted about your giveaway on my blog with link backs to your contest page.

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  23. Cute idea Sharon....You're so creative, give me a computer and I can be. I just don't have the talent to come up with things like this.

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  24. Great idea! i love them. I think your daughter and i have the same b-day. Mine was May 13th, and my daughter will turn 13 on may 19th. I think all of our b-day's are really close.LOL

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  25. I'm a follower and would love to win this darling chalk board -- can you believe that I don't have one yet? With those kids home from college, I need one to keep them on task (haha)

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  26. Oh wow, I have never heard of chalk markers! Love it!

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Ashley

    cuteasafoxcreations@gmail.com

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  27. I'm your newest follower!

    Ashley
    http://cuteasafox.blogspot.com
    Cuteasafoxcreations@gmail.com

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  28. I posted your giveaway on my Facebook Page.
    http://facebook.com/cuteasafox

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  29. I hope you have a fantastic birthday!
    I would love to win one. . they are super cute:)
    jackielikestattoos@yahoo.com

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  30. I'm a new follower.
    jackielikestattoos@yahoo.com
    www.jackiethejunkjunkie.blogspot.com

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  31. I posted info on this giveaway on facebook.
    jackielikestattoos@yahoo.com

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  32. So cute! Chalk projects are some of my kids favorite! Love the idea.

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  33. I love this chalkboard, would make a great menu board for me....I hear whats for dinner a trillion times a day...Love your blog Sharon...

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