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Friday, April 2, 2010

C is for Contest, and Courage, and Calamus

YES!!!! I am finally having a contest. About time, right? So originally it was to celebrate reaching 23 followers and already I have 34. Holy guacamole!

Before I get to the prizes:

Christine over at Christine's Journey is having a contest because she reached 100 stalkers, I mean, followers. YES! And I only just started following her, but just from her one post I can tell she is a very nice, amiable person, so go on over and stalk her and enter her contest. Yay! (Oh, and check out Kaitlyn's site, she has the cutest pics ever, and one of her pics is going to be one of the prizes, so go forth, but not until you finish reading this.)

Christina over at Chocolate for Inspiration is having a really, really cute contest. Check it out.

Shannon is also having a contest with six possible prizes, celebrating getting an agent. Woohoo!

Okay: Now for My Contest

There will be 3 whole winners. Unfortunately, because I am super poor, right now I'm going to have to limit it to the US and Canada. I know! Sad face. I know for a fact some of you are in other places, so I'll just have another contest later which will include you. Man. I feel like a terrible exclusive hating person.

For the first place person:

* Homemade pillow
* Owl. Thing. (For info on this see Joan's post)
* Stickers!
* Pen

Aw, creepy owl thing.

For the pillow you won't win the exact one in the picture. I'm going to make you a new one! Here's some of the fabric I already have:

I use napkins. Whoever wins can either pick two of these, or (depending on their favorite color/design) I will go out and buy some new ones.

For the second place person:

* Owl. Thing.
* Pen

For the third place person: (beware, it is very lame)

* stickers
* pen

Who doesn't want creepy chicken stickers??

It will be running until the end of April, because there is no way I can be ready before then. It will end at exactly April 30 at 11:59 pm.

Okay, here's the pointage stuff:

Be a follower +1 (this is a must, whether you're following this one or Slumpvis)

Tell me your favorite color and/or design +1 (this is also a must, partially for the whole pillow thing, partially because I just want to know. Mwahahahaha >:)

Side blog thing +1 (if this isn't a clear definition I apologize)

Write a blog that mentions this contest +2

Any questions let me know :)

And a quick note about Courage:

I'm afraid my character, Scotch (named after the tape, not the liquor), is TOO courageous. She hops around and is definitely not a wimp, but I'm afraid she's a little bit too okay with everything. Is that weird? I know there has to be a good balance between courage and fear, so I'm going to have to pay good attention to this when I get around to the re-writes.

And a quick note about Calamus:

Does anyone know what it smells like??? Or feels like, or where I can by seeds so that I can grow some of my own?


Palindrome said...

Ha! I'm a follower of both! I win! My favorite color is purple. I will most likely do a side blog thing and perhaps a post but not this week. ;)

What's a Calamus?

And that's the extent of my wittiness this fine Sunday afternoon.

AchingHope said...

@Palindrome: Purple is a good color, one of my faves.

Calamus is an herb, but I think it's indigenous to not-America. Must do research!

Falen said...

Yay contest!
I like green and orange - i'm an earthy color person.

Maybe Scotch handling things too well is actually just a cover? Maybe on the surface she seems fine, but underneath it's all boiling up and soon it will explode!

Talli Roland said...

Great contest and yay for all your followers! That's brilliant!

Shame I can't enter from the UK but I'll watch with envy from the sidelines and wish everyone the best! :)

Christina Farley said...

Thanks for the linky love! What a fun blog you have and what a great contest.

Caledonia Lass said...

Put me down for 2 points. I'm a follower and my favorite color is royal blue, however, in the case of the pillows (get it? Pillow case? Snarf!) be creative! I'll take anything. :D

Amie McCracken said...

I love red...but I'm in Germany so I'll be like Talli and watch. Congrats on so many followers!

Falen said...

total for me = 3!

AchingHope said...

@Talli & Amie McCracken: Don't worry, next time I will have a contest for EVERYONE, because y'all are important to me.

@Caledonia Lass: Haha... I love the pillow pun.

Laura Marcella said...

I'm a follower, my favorite color is orange, I've put your contest on my sidebar, and tomorrow I shall mention your contest in my post!

This is so fun!

AchingHope said...

@Laura: Ooh! Yay :D

Blam said...

Holy guacamole!

Avocado, lime juice, cilantro, seasonings, and... holy water?

Congratulations on all the followers!

AchingHope said...

Haha... Yes, it's such a pain to make holy guacamole. I have to find a priest, get him to bless some water. Just takes so much time.

wolfie 402 said...

I'm a follower. I like the dark blue/black fabric. I really like the owl thing, by the way.
My post:
And I also put you on my sidebar.