Coaster Giveaway

>> Monday, October 27, 2008

Apparently this week is a big giveaway week in the blogosphere, via the Bloggy Giveaways Quarterly Carnival. In anticipation of opening an etsy shop with some of my crafts (coasters, challah covers, etc), I'm giving away a set of 4 "fun and funky" coasters.

How does this work?

1. Leave a substantive comment on this blog entry. What counts as "substantive"? Tell me your favorite blog post, something 2hippos-related you'd like me to blog about, something you'd like me to explain in more detail, improvements I could make to the blog, suggestions for crafts I should make or fabric/paper I should use, etc. Word to the wise, "great post," "interesting blog," nice giveaway" do not count as "substantive."

2. Make sure to provide a valid email address through your blogger profile or left in the comments [e.g., your_name (at) email address (dot) com] so I can contact you if you win.

3. The giveaway closes Friday, October 31. I will select a winner randomly.

Other details:
*Because of shipping costs, this is restricted to U.S. entrants only.
*I will mail the coasters to you at the address you provide to me.
*One standard blog comment entry per person.
*You may earn one extra entry by linking to this post in your blog and copying that link into the comments the section.

ETA: The Giveaway has closed. Thank you for participating.


Mrs. Sprinkles October 27, 2008 at 7:37 PM  

I like your red & white coasters, and the Curious George ones. I wish I were crafty!

Come enter my Amazon GC giveaway!

Lisa October 27, 2008 at 8:16 PM  

Love these! The way you can make me happy with your store is eco-friendly products!!

Kathie October 27, 2008 at 8:21 PM  

Beautiful coasters. please enter me

Anonymous October 27, 2008 at 8:59 PM  

These are are so creative.


tara October 27, 2008 at 9:21 PM  

I have a great *wink, wink* suggestion. Please, please post the coaster tutorial. I love the children's storybook ones!!

KM Studios October 27, 2008 at 9:35 PM  

wow these are great!!! I think if you opened up shop somewhere these would do well!
Your red & white ones really pop!!!

Id like to see something in more of a trendy pattern though...or maybe some icons from decades past! who knows ..the creativeness for something like these tiles holds no boundries..there great!!
count me in as entered..hope i win those!!!
thanks for the chance!

allstarkim28 AT yahoo DOT com

Crafty Mama October 27, 2008 at 9:42 PM  

Tutorials are always nice! I love to see how others go about the crafting process. Really, I just want to make sure I'm not the only one making a disaster out of my dining room on a regular basis.

Jennifer October 27, 2008 at 10:02 PM  

I think you have a wonderful set up! It's always nice to have step by step instructions on how things are made so others can try them out themselves!

jls_wss2003 at yahoo dot com

Paige October 27, 2008 at 11:22 PM  

well.....if you want my opinion LOL not that it counts for anything...your blog should be fun and colorful just like those coasters! I love colors and patterns! :)

Re October 28, 2008 at 12:25 AM  

these are really pretty

Thanks for a generous giveaway. I hope I'm the lucky winner.

koopermom October 28, 2008 at 10:41 AM  

You are very creative! I love the red and white coasters in a previous post. I subscribed today!

freeshopper October 28, 2008 at 3:13 PM  

Yes you have a wonderful set up. And the coasters are nice. THanks for the giveaway.

Ashley October 28, 2008 at 3:36 PM  

Those coasters are absolutely beautiful. You do excellent work.

Anonymous October 28, 2008 at 4:42 PM  

I love the make your own coasters tutorial - it's so cute, and I could use it to make coasters that match the decor of my rooms.

All the food pictures are making me hungry though.

sarah at northernlightsaquatics dot com

Anonymous October 28, 2008 at 9:18 PM  

me,me, me!
You could link these up to one of my future Hobby Hump Days!

Anonymous October 28, 2008 at 9:23 PM  

Thank you for posting the "how to" for coaster making; your coasters are so cool! You are very talented, I'd love to win some :)

Sarah October 28, 2008 at 11:08 PM  

LOL! Well first off, your sense of humor is great!

A request, explain to me what a Challah Cover is? Suggestion, keep making those coasters! I looked at every major store in my area and was not able to find one dang set of coasters that didn't include a rooster or a vine of grapes. Drove me crazy so I have yet to get any. But your's are funky and cool and I love them.

Thanks so much for entering me and please feel free to check out my giveaway here...

Saratogarose October 29, 2008 at 12:02 AM  

I love you fun and funky coasters!! They would look great in my daughter's newly remodeled room!!

Katie Stacey October 29, 2008 at 3:17 AM  

I love your idea of coasters. The winnie the pooh ones are adorable.

Anonymous October 29, 2008 at 4:48 AM  

Leaving a substantive comment is a high order when there are more than 1,000 giveaways to enter in a few days time.

I don't see why more giveaway hosts don't keep the entry process simple when participating in such a huge event.

Anonymous October 29, 2008 at 10:04 AM  

@anonymous. you do realize you're getting something for free, right? Also, if you were invested in the blogs you're trying to win stuff on, it would be no big thing to write something of value.

Croasla0 October 29, 2008 at 10:27 AM  

you could make painted pottery and give some ideas of what to paint- i am always stumped!


D Q October 29, 2008 at 11:18 AM  

Love your coasters and I really enjoyed your tutorial on how to make them.

janaemadsen October 29, 2008 at 11:19 AM  

I think you should use a white background to make your pretty picture stand out more

Daintry October 29, 2008 at 1:15 PM  

I never thought of paper! I stamp on tiles! What a great idea to do with your fav paper! (mine right now is My Minds Eye's line with the dragonfly).

I think some you might try would be old movie posters? Maybe even some ones using the old style Valentines from the Victorian days. Those would make some awesome coasters.

Or what about a matching tray? :)

Goodness now I am thinking of yet another crafty thing to play with! I need to win so I don't spend more money on a new craft!! :)

Anonymous October 29, 2008 at 1:55 PM  

I liked your recipes. Might have to try a few.


Mommy 2 Monkeys October 29, 2008 at 4:51 PM  

Cute coasters and I love the low fat quiche recipe.

jenny October 29, 2008 at 6:20 PM  

thay are realy neet thanks

Anonymous October 29, 2008 at 7:25 PM  

The thing about your blog is that not only does it hav a good mix between fact and opinion, but also you and your interests. There is information on how-to's and tutorials, but there's also something about your weekend included. This way, your readers don't get bored. Also, I really enjoyed the pirate post.

Anonymous October 29, 2008 at 11:49 PM  

Good luck with the opening of your etsy shop. I wish you the best.

Alyce October 30, 2008 at 1:04 AM  

I love the funky coasters! I need some sort of crafting for dummies guide!

akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

MOMFOREVERANDEVER October 30, 2008 at 1:09 AM  

great luck!I am in- thanks- please enter me

Kristan October 30, 2008 at 1:26 AM  

i love these...browsed your blog and i like your recipe posts, and i too love blue - though having girls has made me tend to pink more than i used to.

windycindy October 30, 2008 at 2:11 AM  

I enjoy how multi-dimensional your site is. You are very crafty and talented. I would be honored to win your handmade coasters. The colors are lovely! Please enter me in your drawing. Many thanks, Cindi

Suzie Williams October 30, 2008 at 3:54 AM  

Honestly? I think the gray background for your blog is really boring and drab. Especially when I see your bright perky coasters. I think you could use a blog redesign.

Becca October 30, 2008 at 10:27 AM  

Your coasters are beautiful. Will you please let me know when you open your shop? My family has never owned a nicely made challah cover (we've only owned ones we made at sunday school). Thanks!

Susan October 30, 2008 at 12:22 PM  

I really enjoyed reading your how-to on making coasters! What a great idea...I think I am definitely going to have to attempt it. I expecially like the curious george ones. Your stuff is great!

Thanks for the Giveaway!


Lisa October 30, 2008 at 12:41 PM  

I enjoyed your post on the cookies, they looked so PRETTY, I am going to make them but I will cheat, I just got a tub of cookie mix from a school sell.
The coasters are eye catching and beautiful.

checkers October 30, 2008 at 1:54 PM  

I'm saying the recipes and the coasters are just swell!skyskyaa11(at)gmail(dot)com

Crayl October 30, 2008 at 2:39 PM  

I love the coasters with Max for Where the Wild Things Are, so classic. I like the ones you are giving away too. I hope you get your Etsy store off the ground soon. I have one in the works too, and one for a friend who recycles jeans into purses and dog coats and stuff. Isn't fascinating to see everyone's ideas and talents? Thanks for a chance.

Unknown October 30, 2008 at 2:49 PM  

I LOVE the way you give the directions for us to do it yourself, but will also be offering them for sale. That's a great way to reach all different kinds of people - the crafty kind, and people like me who are craft-impaired.

The fun and funky coasters are my very favorite, but the Winnie The Pooh ones are a very close second.

Anonymous October 30, 2008 at 4:27 PM  

My favorite posts are the recipes. I especially liked the Butterscotch/M&M/Topping-Of-Your-Choice Bars. I have M&M's to give out for Halloween. If I have any left I am going to try this. Thanks for the giveaway. semtaylor(at)yahoo(dot)com

eyeslikesugar October 30, 2008 at 4:51 PM  

If you like working with paper, you should try making mini origami jewelry. I love, love them. :) How fantastic! Thank you for this giveaway; I hope I win :)
eyeslikesugar (at) gmail (dot) com

Becca Ann October 30, 2008 at 6:34 PM  

My favorite post was the Roasted Vegetable Black Bean Soup. I love recipes and love finding new things to make... This soup.. YUM!

Jessica @ Piece Of Me October 30, 2008 at 7:49 PM  

I really like the post on the Quiche Recipe. I love any recipe with "easy" in the title.
livlifelov at yahoo dot com

Anonymous October 30, 2008 at 9:32 PM  

These are such a great idea and I love all the photos you show throughout your blog of the many different coaster designs you've made as well as recipes, etc. I love the photos that follow along with what you're demonstrating, etc.
Thanks for the chance to win these!

Ginny October 31, 2008 at 12:16 AM  

I don't cook, so I checked out your craft section. You just got a new subscriber, I loved the tutorial on making the coasters!

noreen October 31, 2008 at 3:54 AM  

my daughter loves hippos, here is a post with a picture of her sleeping with two of them third pic has the best view, While at my blog maybe you could vote for her in a video contest with her sister

mom2boys October 31, 2008 at 9:27 AM  

Thanks for posting the how to make coasters. These are very nice, they would look great in my family room. Thanks for the giveaway!


momma24 October 31, 2008 at 4:05 PM  

My family and I get together once a year for Craft Day! I am definately bookmarking your site and plan to frequent it. I LOVE the 'how to make coasters' I found some tiles at a garage sale and didn't know what to do with them, now I do! The coasters that are pictured with the contest are DARLING!!! Thanks for entering me!

Angela @ Nine More Months October 31, 2008 at 6:05 PM  

I love your friday recipes. The m&m bars are making me kind of hungry. I really love when people post recipes on their blogs because it gives me new things to cook so we don't get bored. Thanks for the great giveaway!
P.S. I’m giving away a subscription to Parents Magazine on my blog, so if you or someone you know might be interested, stop on by! :)

Robyn Wright of Robyn's Online World October 31, 2008 at 8:33 PM  

I love that you have the instructions on how to actually make these coasters here on your blog also. The pictures area great since I'm a visual person. I think, whether I win or not, that I'll have to give this a try!

Anonymous November 1, 2008 at 10:16 AM  

You could use more light for your recipe picture. They are all kind of dark.
Overall nice store and great product.
Please count me in.

Anonymous November 1, 2008 at 10:35 PM  

really cute!! nice :)

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