Friday, December 11, 2009

Oodles and scads of giveaways

I'm starting out with a new drawing for "Agent Bishop," since Kristen never left me any way to reach her. The new winner is: Kimberly Job! Congrats Kim, I'll contact you to arrange delivery.

Now, there are tons of other giveaways going on right now, so I thought I'd share. We'll start with Danyelle Ferguson's blog where she's giving away two copies of Rhonda Hinrichsen's new book "Missing." Check that out here.

She's also part of a big giveaway for the Original Scrapbox 12 Blogs of Christmas Giveaway where they are giving away the EZ View Craft Desk. The company is also giving away a craft desk to the Children's Justice Center if they get enough click-throughs to their website. Having been a foster parent and had reason to become familiar with this great place, I heartily support them. They do a great service to children who have been severely neglected and abused. Check out this post on Danyelle's blog, along with posts on the following blogs (there's lots of ways you can enter to win!): Rachelle's, Lou's, Priscilla's, Vanilla Joy, Capadia Designs, Crafty Makes, Stephanie's, Nichole, Auntithesis, Park City Girl, and Lovely Little Handmade's.

This is the LAST day to enter this contest so don't wait!

Anne Bradshaw is giving away a copy of an autographed DVD of George Dyer's show which was recorded live on her blog here. She's also part of a giveaway for Laurie Lewis's book "Dawn's Early Light," which you can learn about here.

MarthE has a ton of giveaways on her blog here.

Rachelle Christensen is giving away a gorgeous bracelet watch by The Bead Princess. Click here to see the details.

Mary Greathouse is holding a giveaway for her new release, The Family Record Keeper on her blog. Click here to enter that contest and find out more about the book

LDS Women's Book Review is giving away a whole list of cool things. If you'd like to find out more, click here.

On another note, I went to a launch party Wednesday night for Nichole and CIndy's book, "Mormon Mishaps and Mischief" where they sold something like 80 books in three hours. Seriously, it was the coolest launch party I've ever been to. Priced at only $9.95 each, the books are priced right to give away as Christmas gifts for visiting teachers, home teaching families and friends. This is the cake I made for their launch, with each thing representing something from each story.

This was my first tiered cake, but it turned out reasonably well, I think. I really enjoy working with fondant and love trying new things. Obviously I've got a ways to go before I can even remotely compete with the staff at the Pink Cake Box, but you gotta keep trying!

If you want to buy a few copies of Mormon Mishaps and Mischief, you can attend one of Cindy and Nichole's signings over the next couple of week.s. And the story I submitted is on page 75! Here's their schedule:

Dec 12, 11 am-1:00 pm
Barnes and Noble Gateway
Salt Lake City, UT

Dec 17, 6-9 pm
Provo, UT

Dec 19, 11 am-1:00 pm
Barnes and Noble
Sandy, UT

If you want this book, but can't make it to one of the signings, it's available online at Barnes and Noble, and Amazon.


Nichole Giles said...

Heather, thanks so much! I LOVED that cake, and it is very tasty, too. (Spice cake from scratch--yum!) You are a true friend and I'm grateful to have you in my life.


Danyelle Ferguson said...

Thanks for mentioning my contests, Heather!

And I love the cake! You are so talented and awesome!!!

Taffy said...

I wish I could have gone to the party! You ladies rock!
My mouth is watering just looking at the pictures, Heather! Good job! I can't even frost a cake in the pan.

L.T. Elliot said...

That's so exciting for all the authors of that book! Thanks for giving us all the info on the contests too!

PinkCakeBox said...

Well I certainly think the cake is a great start! :)


Rachelle said...

Thanks for entering the contest for the incredible products from The Original Scrapbox at my blog and helping a charity at the same time.

It was so great to see you the other night! Loved your cake.

Kimberly Job said...

Woohoo! Excited I won. It's still strange seeing my new last name. Haven't quite adjusted to it yet.

Thanks for the info. on the contests. And once again, you AMAZE me! The cake was awesome.