Friday, 29 June 2012

Welcome - and a Grand Giveaway!


The Giveaway is now CLOSED! Thanks to everyone who entered. The winner will be announced on Thursday 5th July!


Hello, and welcome to this weekend's festivities at Jennifer's Jumbles! This is the start of my 
'Organisation Celebration' - if you haven't previously heard about this event, then here's the deal:

 The event is inspired by my word of the year, which I blogged about in January here. Along the theme of organisation there will be posts every hour, from 4pm-10pm Friday (today), and 10am-10pm Saturday and Sunday (BST), including a blog hop, tips, tutorials, challenges, crafts, and lots of GIVEAWAYS!

The giveaways will stay open until Monday (2nd July 2012) at 11.59pm BST, so if you're away for any part of the weekend you'll have Monday to try and catch up! One challenge will be open until the following Sunday (8th July 2012) too! All the giveaways will be open internationally.

And, we're kicking off the giveaways right here, right now, with a Grand Giveaway:


The prize includes (worth over £40):

  • 4 sheets of Bazzill Basics Cardstock
  • 4 sheets of Crate Paper 'Storyteller' Patterned Paper (Lifetime, Yesterday, Document, & Tag Cuts)
  • Crate Paper 'Storyteller' Phrase Stickers, Border Stickers, and Alpha Stickers
  • 4 Sheets of My Mind's Eye 'Follow Your Heart - Be Amazing' Patterned Paper (Societe, Blue Doliy, Geo Star, & Be Adored)
  • My Mind's Eye 'Be Amazing' Decorative Brads, and Rhinestones
  • Pink Paislee 'Prairie Hill' 6x6 Paper Pack
  • Pink Paislee 'Prairie Hill' Element Stickers, and Shipping Tags
  • American Crafts 'Dear Lizzy' Roller Date Stamp
  • A selection of Felt, Crochet, and Fimo Embellishments handmade by me, and strip each of Lace and Vintage Material, tied around a peg.
Plus a few useful bits:


  • Blue Tac, 2 Sharpie Pens and a Sharpie Pencil, Paper Clips, and an Adhesive Roller.  

What do you think? I tried to choose colours that would be great for summer crafting, but that could ease nicely into Autumn in case you don't get to craft with them right away, (of course these seasons might not apply to where you live - if that's the case, I hope you like the colours anyway!)

So how do you get your hands on this prize? Just leave a comment! You could just leave one on this post, but... wait for it... every comment on any post this weekend will count as another entry into the draw! (That's commenting on posts that have been newly posted this weekend, from now until Sunday 10pm - going back commenting on old posts won't count - sorry!)

You will only be entered into the Grand Giveaway draw if you have commented on this welcome post - that way if you don't want to win the prize (perhaps you're lucky enough to already own all this stuff?!) then don't comment here - but you can still leave commments for the rest of the weekend (and maybe win some other giveaways!), without being entered into this draw. (I hope that all makes sense!)

I'm going to wrap up this welcome post with an organisational tip:

If something is important, then write a note about it and put it where you look most often. For me, this is currently at my computer! Luckily I have this brilliant mousemat, which is actually a pad of paper (it came from Paperchase):



 Anything I need to remember gets jotted down here, and I see it each time I sit at the computer. Where do you look at the most? Your craft desk? Your kitchen wall? Wherever it is, stick up a note there right now, that says 'don't forget to keep checking www.jennifersjumbles.blogspot.com all this weekend!'

Ha. You don't really have to do that. Though I'll pretend you all are!

 Don't forget to leave a comment here to be entered into the Grand Giveaway {NOW CLOSED} - the giveaway is open internationally, and it will close at 11.59pm (BST) Monday 2nd July. Make sure you leave me a way to contact you if you win, if you're not easily reached via a Google account.

 That's it for this hour, I'll be back in 60 minutes with the next installment! x

79 comments:

Daphne said...

Wow - what a great start to your Organasation weekend! Can't wait to see the other things you prepared! xxx

Liane said...

What a fab lot of stuff that looks! Will be popping back throughout the weekend to see what is going on.

Louise said...

Of to a lovely start - good luck - looking forward to seeing all your posts xx

Ali said...

That is a seriously cool pad, and definitely a way to be organised - need some of that. Will be right back!

Jimjams said...

Love that "mousemat" - pretty much what I do but on several sraps of paper which then get buried!

Looking forward to the rest of the weekend!

Nathalie said...

I am very much looking forward to the weekend on Jennifer's Jumbles! :) This amazing prize includes some of my favorites at the moment!

Mel said...

I love to use post-its to organise myself and often stick loads of little post-its on my layouts so that I can remember what supplies were used and if I used a sketch etc. Would LOVE to win that stash!

DeeDee said...

oh oh oh! I ordered one of those giant desk calendars.. and that things is COVERED. but I also had to get a planner so I could carry it around with me. looks like Organization might be my word this year, too :)

scrappyjacky said...

I can do with all the help that I can get with organising.....so looking forward to your posts.

Lisa-Jane said...

And she's OFF! You have some wonderful giveaways Jennifer. This tip is one of those things that is simple yet overlooked, definitely one for me to remember!

Abi said...

Can't wait! Looking forward to it, and your prize has tempted ne to dabble with scrapbooking again! Xx

hueisei said...

Cool and fun event! I'm totally check it out this weekend. I normally stick the notes at my fridge.

Julie said...

Great giveaway gifts! You look like you're very organized. Also love the purse you're holding in the costume picture. Did you make it also?

Patricia said...

Looking forward to all your inspiration! Thanks for the chance at your giveaway! I also like your tip!

dragonllew said...

Looking forward to lots of hints and tips over the weekend
Jenny x

Jo Murray said...

This is such fun... and what a giveaway!!! I'm off to do a little blog-hopping.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Great giveaway Jennifer.....thanks

Maria Ontiveros said...

I definitely want to win! Thanks for offering so many great prizes!
Rinda

Scott said...

looking forward to following yourblog - great giveaways

Counterfeit Kit Challenge said...

How fun! I would love to win! You have been facebooked and blogged about by Counterfeit Kit Challenge. I hope you get LOTS of participants this weekend!

Bethany

Ana Laura said...

This looks great, thanks for the opportunity

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Dawn said...

Jennifer, the prize looks fab! I can't wait to see what great posts you've got lined up for us!

Sally said...

Great prize! Will be following your blog with interest :) I use a filofax to get organised, I love it!

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

Love your mousemat, very handy :o)
I tend to leave messages on the fridge. If it was really important I could tape it to my coffee jar!

Helen said...

I am always leaving notes in different places - not very organised! I love the mousepad idea - and the giveaway looks fantastic :)

Sheilagh said...

What a great idea this is, I hope to catch every post.

AnnieC said...

Hi there - am i too late to leave a comment on this post now? Only just got chance to fire up my laptop - ah well, I'll join in anyway, looks like lots of fun. Have a fab weekend. Annie :) ps guess what I have post-it reminders stuck on my laptop as we speak!

Yolanda said...

What fabby prizes, I need all the help I can get with organising :)

Jennifer Grace said...
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jannet said...

What a good idea for a mouse mat

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scrappymo! said...

I place important notes on a post it note on the edge of my computer. That is what I use the most...so I see it when I sit down.

Looking forward to following along!

justasiam said...

I have arrived here from the Counterfeit Kit Challenge and have been happily blog hopping and enjoying myself reading your blog...I love organization and would love to be entered to possibly win the grand prize. I'm really looking forward to more learning and reading blogs in the coming days!

Julie H said...

so glad to find your blog just in time for your give-away. I LOVE your idea of the note-pad as mouse-pad. I will totally be using that idea. Can't wait to see what else you have in store this weekend.

Caroline Hackney said...

Oooh I'm definitely up for some organisation this weekend! Thanks for the motivation, the scrappy inspiration, and the chance to win. :)

Susan said...

I love the idea of this blog hop as I am a total organization junkie! Organizing my scrapping stash is half the fun of scrapbooking. :-)

Jo said...

Lovely prizes, thanks for hosting :)

ally said...

wow amazing giveaway x

sutty said...

Beautiful pile of stash and I love your organised mouse mat....I need one too :D

Carin McDonough said...

Oooh this sounds great I love anything to do with organising and I certainly need it.;) I never have time to join in with these sorts of things but I am down with a horrible bug this weekend so I can join in, get some good organisation ideas and have fun yay! I love that mouse mat I think I neeeed one :)

Alinor said...

mousemat pad of paper it's a brilliant idea!!!! my desk is covered in little papers sticked everywhere, so not efficient^^
awesome giveaway by the way^^

Anne said...

That's a fab give away and thank you so much for organizing a blog hop. The last one was so much fun. xxx

Cherie said...

What a amazing giveaway! Sounds like it is going to be a fun celebration!

cherie.goyer at gmail.com
http://oneheartscrapper.blogspot.com

Blessed Ladybug said...

very nice thanks for sharing....great giveaway

Anonymous said...

What a great idea and giveaway fun,fun,fun xx
Jo aka lojo7868

Stephanie said...

What a fun giveaway! Love those colors for summer!

Emily Mae said...

This is an awesome giveaway! I can't wait to see what else you have for us this weekend!

S said...

The kit you pulled together looks great and I'm looking forward to all the posts this weekend. I used to jot things down on post-it notes both in my office and in my craft studio - and they often got lost between one station and another. Now I have a little notebook that gets carried back and forth between the 2 and it works much better.

Callie Callender said...

What a great giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Katy said...

NEED one of those mousepads/notepads - awesome! Lovely giveaway too, yummy colours :)

dogmatix said...

Yay, finally reached the beginning (having been reading backwards in my reader!!) and am glad i have been commenting in nearly every post so far after seeing this giveaway. (I wont tell you I have been in front of the computer since 8pm..it is now 10.45, Andy Murray is 2 sets up *yay* and I still have a couple more of yours to catch up on...plus others :s....well worth it though :D)

furrypig said...

shame I have only just come to the fab celecration blog hop so have missed out on commenting on all the posts but will comment on a few as it is such fun thanks you xxx

Diane S. said...

Ijust found your blog-and I am hooked already! love your posts and all your wonderful ideas!

Julia said...

Oh how I love organisation ideas! Love the idea of this blog hop so off to take part :)

Margie said...

This is awesome, thank you so much for a chance to win!

Frauke said...

Great giveaway !!! Thanks and off to the hop.

Clair said...

Well, I might have worked my way through your organisational series backwards, but it's been fantastic! x

Ana said...

What an amazing giveaway!!

Artful Angel said...

I hope your weekend has gone well, I am going to spend the evening catchin up with it all

Sinead said...

Hi Jennifer!
I'm Sinéad and I just found your blog via a link in Kirsty's 'Journal of Curious Things'. I have loved reading through all your organisation themed posts and look forward to doing the bloghop now to collect all the magic letters:D
Thanks for the chance to win - will be definitely bookmarking your blog for future reading! xx

gems said...

what a fab blog hop I definitely need the inspiration, thanks for the opportunity to win those fab goodies too!

Made by Mandy said...

I try to be organised but I've got so much stuff now that I tend to use what I see and forget what I can't.

I'm late to the celebration but will definitely be reading all the posts and with a bit of luck implementing some of them too.

Love Mandy xxx

cathy0536 said...

Have really enjoyed your posts this weekend, think positive planning was my favourite! TY

rach said...

Love that mouse mat, brilliant!

Melissa said...

I just popped over from Sian's Storytelling Sunday and had to check out your organization post - I love to organize!

I write everything on my calendar because I check it often. If it's not written there, it probably won't happen. When my family wants to schedule something, they always ask first, "do you have your calendar with you?" LOL

Bethany Becker said...

What a great giveaway! I am enjoying reading your blog this weekend.
blw1003 at gmail.com

Mattie van den Heuvel said...

Bwhaaaa What a great prize! I'll hop in for a chance to win!
Mattie

Becky Brombley - CraftJar said...

What a fantastic give away. And I love your mouse pad, such a clever idea! I have little 'don't forget' heart shaped magnet clips on my fridge to clip important notes to! Becky x

Kirsteen said...

I love your mouse mat, up until last week I mainly sit at my desk in my office at work and I stick post-it notes to my monitors. The main one I have had stuck there for months detailed my maternity leave dates :) I am now on maternity leave so will have to find somewhere at home to write notes to myself :) Great giveaway! Kxx

Jules said...

What a great giveaway! I love your mouse mat, and I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of your posts!

Heidi said...

Great give away how kind of you! Love the colours of the papers they go so well with all those summer projects

Maggie said...

o.k.I'm working my way through your posts and of course would love to win this fabulous giveaway.
Like your mouse mat/reminder pad very much, my reminder pad is stuck on the fridge, well that's where I am most of the time, right!

Norma G. said...

WOW, what a great prize pack!!

byondbzr said...

So generous, thanks for the chance! :)

senoritaml said...

Thanks for the chance to win and for stopping by my blog!

littlenat said...

I love the colours - what a great giveaway!

TinaW said...

What a wonderful giveaway!

Flossyjamba said...

Love all those happy colours ... Fingers crossed!

chrissycrue100 said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!

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