Life Update & Giveaway!!

Life UpdateHey everyone… it’s Maranda, here! I wanted to give a quick life update/YouTube channel update today. Also, I am having a giveaway – woohoo!! All of the details will be at the end of this post, so if you don’t want to read my novel then you can just scroll down. 😉

So, a brief life update…

As some of you may know, I deal with chronic internal health issues (nothing contagious). Some days are better than others. I look relatively healthy on the outside – which is why I guess it’s called an “invisible illness”. I give more details in my video posted below – but suffice it to say that these ongoing health issues are causing me severe fatigue and have also posed other challenges for me in my day to day life. That is why my YouTube channel only gets about one video posting per month. Eeks!!

This blog also averages about 1-2 posts per month, as well. For some of you, that may not be a big issue – but I know others like to see posts or videos more often. I will say that I do post weekly on my Instagram, so that may be a good place to find me as well.

As I stated in my Life Update video below, I am trying various lifestyle changes and medical/natural treatments to try to ease some of my symptoms and fatigue; however, it’s just trial and error as nothing is guaranteed to help. I don’t say any of this for pity whatsoever; I simply want to update my loyal blog and YouTube subscribers and ask that you stick with me even though my posts are somewhat scarce as compared to others. But it’s all good – and I’m so blessed to be a part of the crafting community!!

So yada, yada, yada… enough of that! Now on to the fun part, the GIVEAWAY!! 🙂

3 Easy Peasy Giveaway Rules:

1.) Subscribe to my YouTube channel HERE, if you haven’t already.

2.) Be a Follower of this blog, if you’re not already.

3.) You must leave a comment under my Life Update & Giveaway VIDEO (posted below) letting me know you want to enter the Giveaway.

*Note: The giveaway is open internationally to anyone 18 years of age or older. The giveaway runs October 3, 2017 – October 17, 2017. So, hurry and enter!

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One winner will receive a Hello Kitty Paper Pack!! This pack includes 5 Hello Kitty design scrapbook papers as well as 10 solid cardstock papers measuring 8.5 x 11″. Be sure to enter while there’s still time! Check out the video below to enter!

 

 

 

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Lisa Frank-Inspired Card & GIVEAWAY!

EDIT: This giveaway is closed, but you can always visit my Giveaways & More page for ongoing giveaways, freebies, coupons, and more! Winner announced at the bottom of this post.

When I was younger, I absolutely loved the artwork by artist, Lisa Frank. My school pencils and folders were all covered with her art. She also has a few art pieces with animal print, which I love! So, the colors and print of today’s card are inspired by the artwork of Lisa Frank.

P.S. Be sure to check out the giveaway at the end of this post!!

Custom Leopard Backdrop card

For the card we’re making today, you will need the following supplies which are linked below:

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink          Sentiment Stamp

Rectangle Acrylic Block                  Distress Ink Mini Set

Sakura Brush Pen (Black)              Watercolor Paper

Gems or Sequins                               Glue Runner

Glue Dots                                             Scissors

Card Base                                            Cardstock

For full instructions, please refer to my YouTube video below:


Lisa Frank Coloring Book GIVEAWAY!

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I will be giving away a Lisa Frank coloring book to one of YOU! And guess what?? This contest is open internationally!! This contest will only be open for ONE WEEK so get your entries in before August 5, 2017 at 12am CST!  It’s easy to enter using the Rafflecopter widget linked below…↓↓↓

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Thanks for stopping by today! Please feel free to share this post!!

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EDIT: GIVEAWAY WINNER CHOSEN AT RANDOM IS: Darlene H.  – Congratulations!

 

Mini Christmas Prize Pack Winner!

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Hello everybody! I’m back with a quick post letting you know who won the Mini Christmas Prize Pack Giveaway!! I used the Rafflecopter widget to choose a winner at random out of all of the entries received. So, the winner is…

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Congratulations, Kendra! I have sent you an e-mail for you to claim your prize pack and to provide your shipping information.

Thanks to EVERYBODY who participated. And don’t lose heart if you didn’t win, I will have more giveaways coming up. In the meantime, you can check out the Giveaways & More page, here on the Multiplicity Crafts blog! Have a great day! 🙂

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Easy Sticker Card for Christmas in July + GIVEAWAY!

Fast, easy, unique!! This card is super simple and doesn’t take many supplies. In fact, the supplies you will need may already be in your stash. You will only need FIVE supplies for this FIVE-STEP, FIVE MINUTE card!

All you need to do is find the Christmas stickers you want to use… that will be how you will choose your color theme for your cardstock. This card sort of makes itself! 😉 The supplies you will need are…

Glue

Scissors

Cardstock

Washi Tape

Christmas Stickers

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Step-By-Step Instructions:

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STEP 1: Begin by placing six Christmas stickers onto your cardstock.

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STEP 2: Use your scissors to cut a border around the stickers from the cardstock.

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STEP 3: Align stickers onto your card base and adhere down with glue.

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STEP 4: Add a strip of coordinating Washi Tape to the center.

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STEP 5: Finish your card by adding a sentiment sticker OR foam cutout sticker to the center.

It’s THAT easy!! This is a great card for kids and/or beginners to try out. It’s also nice if you are mass-producing similar cards since each card only takes about five minutes to make!

Giveaway!!

To thank all of you for stopping by my blog today, I will be giving away a mini Christmas prize pack with a set of Gold Foiled Christmas Stickers AND a set of Recollections Holiday-Colored Solid Cardstock (10 sheets of 8.5 x 11″ in a variety of colors) to one lucky winner (U.S. residents only). Contest ends on 7/24/17 at midnight CST. Winner will be e-mailed shortly thereafter to claim their prize.

↓↓↓ Easy to enter by clicking the Rafflecopter link below ↓↓↓

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Don’t forget to Follow this blog if you found this post helpful. Also, feel free to share this post with others! Happy crafting!

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We Have a Winner!!

If you’ll remember, I posted a #CardmakerTag Giveaway last month here on my blog. Well, we now have a winner! Before I announce who won, I want to thank all who participated in this tag. Oh, and please note that there are additional, ongoing giveaways on this blog at my Giveaways & More page!

In order to choose the winner at random, I used Random.org. So, the winner of the $20.00 Gift Certificate to Scrapbook.com is…

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Janie R.!!!

Congratulations to our winner! Janie, I will contact you and get your prize to you!

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I’m a Fan of… FaveCrafts.com!

If you are a crafter of any type, you will love FaveCrafts.com! 

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Not only do they offer ongoing giveaways, freebies, and tutorials – but they support crafters by showcasing their work! I have two published articles on FaveCrafts.com so far and they have recently showcased my Bible Journaling on their social media platforms. That’s exciting for a crafter to have their work recognized! I would highly recommend submitting YOUR project!

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Click to see my most recent Bible Journaling feature!

The categories of crafts featured on FaveCrafts.com are not just limited to paper crafting. On the website, you will find tutorials about soap-making, doll-making, working with clay, knitting, painting, quilting, woodcrafts, and everything in between! The website is a great resource for tutorials, tips, tricks, and organizational ideas!

On FaveCrafts.com you will also find their blog, giveaways, craft store, craft videos, eBooks, and their Project of the Day! So be sure to go check them out – I think you will be very glad you did!

Thanks for stopping by today… Don’t forget to Follow and Share!

#CardmakerTag International GIVEAWAY!!

Let’s have some fun with a Tag + Giveaway!!

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For those who love to make handmade cards, this one is for YOU! The rules are simple… All you have to do is:

1.) CREATE A VIDEO OR POST ANSWERING TAG QUESTIONS: Either create a video (on YouTube) OR create a post (on Instagram, Facebook, or your blog) answering all 10 questions in this tag (questions listed below). BE SURE to tag any and all entries with the hashtag #CardmakerTag (with no spaces). Posts must be set to PUBLIC so I can see it. NOTE: If you complete the tag on Instagram, you must put answers in description and use the graphic for this tag which I will provide one on my Instagram profile HERE.

2.) LINK BACK TO THIS BLOG POST: You MUST link back to this blog post.  The URL address will be provided for you at the end of the 10 questions. (YouTube users may list the link in the description box of their video).

3.) E-MAIL ME: After you’ve completed the tag, simply e-mail me letting me know where you completed the tag (whether on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, or your blog) and under what name so I can see the tag. If completed on your blog, please leave me the web address to your blog. Contact me via my business e-mail at: MULTIPLICITYCRAFTS@GMAIL.COM

NOTE: Winner must be 18 or older to participate. Follow ALL rules to be entered in the giveaway drawing. This tag is open internationally until Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 11:59pm CST. The winner will be contacted and has ONE week to reply. If no reply, an alternate winner will be chosen. I will contact you to obtain your e-mail address only and will send you an official e-mail from MULTIPLICITYCRAFTS@GMAIL.COM for you to claim your prize. If international, the prize will be converted to your currency.

IF you complete the 3 easy steps above, you will be entered in a random drawing to win…

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… A $20 ELECTRONIC GIFT CERTIFICATE TO SCRAPBOOK.COM!!!!!!!!!!


#CardmakerTag

You will find the #CardmakerTag questions below. Simply Copy & Paste, then provide your own answers on a YouTube video OR Instagram, Facebook, or blog post!

1.) How long have you been a card-maker and how did you get started?

2.) What are some of your favorite craft stores (bricks & mortar store OR online)?

3.) Is there a particular card-making technique that you want to try but haven’t yet?

4.) What craft item/tool do you have a fetish for?

5.) What craft product or tool would you recommend to all card-makers?

6.) How long does it normally take you to complete a card?

7.) How often do you craft?

8.) What is your biggest craft splurge item that you purchased or received as a gift?

9.) What part(s) of crafting do you enjoy the least?

10.) What part(s) of crafting do you enjoy the most?

Now, it’s your turn! Participate in the #CardmakerTag International GIVEAWAY and you will be entered to win the Grand Prize! For official rules, please visit Multiplicity Crafts blog at: https://multiplicitycrafts.wordpress.com/ and see the #CardmakerTag International GIVEAWAY post. You have until June 24, 2017 to enter.


Links I Mentioned In My Video:

In my #CardmakerTag video on YouTube (found HERE), I mentioned a few products, companies, etc. which I will link to below: ↓ ↓ ↓

Craft Stores Mentioned: Scrapbook.com AND Michaels.com.

Paper Quilling Artist Mentioned: Svetlana Danilova @qll_art on Instagram.

Ink Pad Mentioned: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

Cricut Machine Mentioned: You can find NEW Cricut machines HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope everyone will participate in this tag!! Again, my video can be found at the link below: ↓ ↓ ↓

https://youtu.be/jhYQFdTdM34

Please FOLLOW me here on my blog and also on my YouTube! I’d love for you to be part of the happy Multiplicity Crafts Family!! Happy Crafting! 🙂

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