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GIVEAWAY and The Humble Brag: Link Party #10

Posted By Jocie On December 6, 2012 @ 11:59 pm In Link Party,The Better Half | 29 Comments

YAY, its finally Friday! Its been a super crazy week – I actually witnessed a burglary in progress. They weren’t the smartest of thieves, coming back a total of 4 times over 36 hours, but it was a scary situation, none the less. The police caught the guys (boys, really) and were really responsive and kind in a difficult situation. It was pretty big news around here and as a result I was interviewed for the late night news! It sounds like a good thing, but they interviewed me after dark and I wasn’t wearing makeup. NOT PRETTY! Lesson learned – say no unless I’m wearing makeup and have natural lighting! lol!

But back to the reason you’re here….

We are still giving away a free Silhouette Cameo and weekly ad space! Last week, lots of people entered and linked up. Even if you did last week, don’t worry, you can get even more entries! How, you say? Share the giveaway again on FB! Did you sign up for the weekly email reminder for link party? If you’ve done all these things, ask you husband, neighbor, stranger on the street to enter for you!

Want a Free Silhouette Cameo?

Have you heard about this super cool gadget yet? Seriously, it is on the top of my Christmas list and for good reason. Here are the highlights of what you could win:

  • The silhouette cameo includes a 12 inch cutting mat, cutting blade, 50 exclusive cuttable designs and $10 gift card to the Silhouette Online Store
  • Includes access to thousands of downloadable designs; Includes PC and Mac compatible software
  • Cuts up to 12-inch wide and 10-feet long; cuts a variety of materials from vinyl to fabric
  • Great for Scrapbook layouts, cards,custom apparel, vinyl decor, etched glass, sketch designs, and paper crafts
  • Intricate cuts, precision duplication, and smooth edges make the Silhouette the perfect tool for paper crafting projects

How to Enter

There are several ways to enter, and if you do them all you’ll get multiple entries in the giveaway.

Once you do any or all of those things, log into Rafflecopter and check the appropriate boxes to officially enter. When a winner is chosen we will double-check to make sure your entries are authentic, so please play nice.

**This giveaway has ended**

The giveaway will run along side today’s link party and next week’s link party, and you can get more entries for linking up each week. So we hope you’ll keep coming back. The winner will be announced on Monday, December 17th by Facebook and/or email (depending on how you logged into Rafflecopter). The winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

Want Free Advertising?

For a limited time, we are offering FREE advertising for one lucky blogger per week who links up at the party. I will RANDOMLY select one link. We will advertise your blog in our sidebar, and trust me, that’s pretty cool since our main OPC site gets thousands of hits per day and The Better Half gets thousands per month! So tell your blogger friends and come link up. (Don’t forget, you have to link back or grab a button to win)

Some Brag-worthy Projects

With 64 projects and recipes linked up, there were too many good ones to choose from! Here are some that jumped out at me… You’ll notice that there are more recipes than usual. I must be hungry! :)

Kelly from Here Comes the Sun [6] shares a super cute handprint ornament idea – I love handprint art! And it would make for great gifts for the grandparents.

Fingerprint snowman ornament

Trish has become my sworn enemy! Seriously, she needs to stop tempting me with these ridiculously delicious recipes. I recently made her Turtle cookies and WOAH! Check out these Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars at Mom on Time Out [7].

Chocolate Peanut Butter Toffee Bars Recipe

Heather of Real {Cheap} Housewives of Texas [8] shared her glittery light bulb wreath. Everything is better with glitter!

What about Apple Pear Hand Pies from A Finn in the Kitchen [9]? I’m going to call them hot pockets of goodness! :)

Kadie from Seven Alive [10] made adorable melted snowmen in a bottle – what a great gift idea on the cheap. Love it!

And last but not least, Diana Rambles [11] shares a unique twist on salsa – Cranberry Salsa! I am totally going to make this the next time we have guests.

Our #1 Brag!

This week, our ad winner was chosen at random using random.org [12]. Out of 64 entries, number 18 was chosen – Danni from Silo Hill Farm [13]! I was excited for Danni that she was chosen, not only because she super sweet, but I LOVE pallet art! What a cute idea to add ribbon and floral accents.

What Exactly is a Link Party?

I think three different people in the last week have asked what a link party is. Sometimes I live too much in the bloggy world that I forget to explain the lingo! A link party is where bloggers can share their own projects and post as a way of reaching a greater audience. It also helps build “links” for both the party goer (you) and the party host (me) since we are both linking to each other – the party goer adds a link into the party and then adds a link to my link party at the bottom of their blog post. If you don’t have a blog, but want me to feature you, send me an email with some pix…jocie@oneprojectcloser.com

How do I link up?
At the bottom of a bunch of pictures in the link party, you should see a button that says, “Add a Link.” Click it.

Then, it will bring up some info to fill out.

You will then be able to select a picture from your post to best represent it. Then, go back to the link party page, copy the URL, and use it to link back directly to the party. If you have trouble, or need some help linking up, let me know!!

Bragging Rules

The Humble Brag is all about encouraging one another in our pursuits (and sometimes even fails). We’re excited to see what you have been up to in your crafting/DIY world. We also welcome recipes and other projects. I will be visiting each and every link over the coming day or two, so bring it on!

We ask that you:

  • Please grab a button or link back to this post
  • Link directly to your article
  • Don’t link to a shop, store or giveaway

Make sure to check back next week to see if your project has been featured and thanks for sharing.

Grab a Button

Remember, please post a button or text link back to our party somewhere in your original post. We hope you also take the time to click on one or two other party-goers projects and give some encouragement.

The Humble Brag Link Party

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[8] Real {Cheap} Housewives of Texas: http://www.rchotx.com/christmas-craft-3-old-fashioned-glittered-lightbulb-wreath/

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[10] Seven Alive: http://www.seven-alive.com/2012/11/snowman-in-bottle.html

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