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The Chen Sistahs’ Spring Cleaning Giveaway!

April 15th, 2009

This contest is now closed. Congratulations to our six winners! Thanks to everyone who entered.

My big sis Serena and I are on a bit of a high these days for plenty of reasons — we’re just a little giddy from all this nice weather lately, we’re both gearing up for our birthdays (just one day apart at the end of the month), and we’re each drumming up new designs for the summer.

So in the spirit of Spring cleaning (read: freeing up some space to make way for new stuff to come), we’re having a giveaway!

We will draw SIX names from the comments left on this post and, in the order they’re drawn, winners will receive their choice of:

We’re each contributing three prizes… so if the first three winners choose items from Serena, then the last three winners will get their choice of items from my shop — or vice versa.

How to enter

  1. Leave a comment here letting us know which item you’d choose if you won from either Serena’s site or my shop.
  2. For an additional ballot: blog about this giveaway — include a link to the post.
  3. For an additional ballot: Twitter about this giveaway — include a link to the tweet.

Nitty gritty

  • Entries can be submitted until Monday, April 27th, at 11:59 PM EST. We’ll do the draw on April 28th morning (the day between our birthdays) and announce the winners here. Good luck!
  • Please make sure to include a valid email address to reach you if you win.
  • Winners will be notified by email and will be given three days to respond. For any winner who does not respond within that period, another winner will be chosen.
  • Open worldwide. We’ll cover S&H :)

The Chen chiquitas say: thanks so much for partaking!

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Huzzah for the Giveaway winners!

February 14th, 2009

I was overwhelmed by the response for my Valentine’s Schmalentine’s giveaway these past few weeks. From  144 ballots (entered by 88 peeps), I drew three winners:

  1. JessRawk — funky fellow Ottawa whom I’ve recently e-met through twitter; she chose a Jiggety Jig tee.
  2. AllThingsTangled — super sweet fellow etsian from Vegas, who also happens to be a professional magician (she performed for Obama during all the inauguration hoopla!); she chose the greeting cards.
  3. Rita Smeeta — who couldn’t use the remaining prize of Sens tickets, since she lives out of town… so I’m sending her four greeting cards of her choice. I’m thrilled to have found Rita’s adorable shop from her entry to this contest!

CONGRATULATIONS! And thanks to everyone for entering :)

Now… all I had to do after this was find a home for the Sens vs. Canucks tickets. Sounds easy enough, right?

I removed all entrants who I knew for sure were NOT from Ottawa from the draw. There were a few whose geography I wasn’t sure of, but I didn’t want to rule them out. And from this group, I picked Celeste Wilcox… but turns out she lives in Florida! So I’m sending her a couple of cards as a little token of thanks too.

After this, I pared down the entrants to just those who I knew for sure live in Ottawa, and picked Dave Little.  I excitedly let him know that he’d won… but since he has a newborn at home, he said he couldn’t go.

0/3 so far… It was looking like I was going to have to pay someone to take these suckahs off my hands!

I drew AGAIN from the “Ottawa only, for sure” list, and this time chose Rochelle Bryerton. And yahoo, the eagle has landed! Rochelle, as it turns out, is getting married TODAY, and we’re doing the ticket hand-off on Monday. Congrats to you, Roach — for winning these hotly-contested tickets, but even more so for your happy happy occasion.

The photo above shows the packages I put together for the prize winners (with addresses blurred out), and also includes a prize shirt to the 400th member of my facebook group, Bonnie Homewood. WHEW! Off to the post office I go, I go.

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Valentine’s schmalentines: a freebie and a giveaway

January 29th, 2009

[CONGRATS to JessRawk of Ottawa for being picked FIRST in the draw; she's chosen a squid tee as her prize. I'm still waiting to hear back from the runners-up... will post results soon.

I have mixed feelings about Valentine’s, mainly because I can’t believe how quick the Christmas lights get replaced with pink heart garlands these days.


So I got to doodling tonight, and came up with this grumpy fellow…

No chocolates or rosepetals for this dude, no surprise picnic at the planetarium. If you’d like to keep him company (or if you’d like for him to keep yours), feel free to download and use him as your desktop wallpaper*. The actual jpg is 1024 x 768 pixels, so you may need to ’stretch to fit’ your monitor.


It’s been a really terrific couple of weeks in my corner, and this purple grump has me in a giving mood.

THREE prizes up for grabs:

  1. The t-shirt of your choice from my shop (subject to availability).
  2. Any eight greetings cards of your choice from my shop.
  3. For the Ottawans: One pair of tickets to see the Ottawa Senators vs. Vancouver Canucks play on Thursday, February 19th evening. Scotiabank Place, 2nd level end.

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment here; make sure to include an email address where I can reach you to let you know if you’ve won!

For keeners: extra ballot if, in your comment, you let me know what your favourite item from my shop is.

Nitty gritty

  • Contest is open worldwide
  • I’ll draw three winners at 9:00 a.m. (EST) on February 12th, 2009 — first winner gets dibs on their top pick of the prizes, second winner gets next choice, and third gets the final item.
  • I’ll let the winners know by email, and will also post their names here.
  • Winners will have 24 hours to respond to me; if they haven’t responded by then, I will redraw names.

I think I’ve covered the bases… So have at it!! (And good luck :)

*Just to be all official-like, I should mention that the purple grump downloadable above is for personal use ONLY, on your desktop. I retain all ownership and reproduction rights, yo.

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