Friday, November 27, 2009

{Closed} Fab Friday Giveaway: Carolina Craft Shoppe


Looking for last week's winner? I've decided to post the winners on the
SAME post as the giveaway post. Check it out here!


This week's Fab Friday Giveaway is sponsored by Carolina Craft Shoppe.

It is an extra-special giveaway because it is also on BLACK FRIDAY. Woohoo! Did y'all get out and shop this morning? It's been a crazy day for us, not to mention for my twin--she is currently in labor as I write this post!!!

Usually I end my Fab Friday posts with the special deals but since it is still BLACK FRIDAY, I wanted to start with the great specials that Carolina Craft Shoppe is offering now through Sunday, November 29.

* Get $3 off your purchase! (Excludes clearance items.) Start following their blog and, when checking out, Enter "BlogMe3" in the "Message to Seller" box.

OR

* (again) Get $3 off your purchase! (Excludes clearance items.) Follow Carolina Craft Shoppe on twitter and, when checking out, Enter "TweetMe3" in the "Message to Seller" box.

* In addition, any Etsy seller who hearts Carolina Craft Shoppe will see THEIR items featured on their twitter page! Carolina Craft Shoppe does a daily link-to and features five etsy sellers. This is a great way to get some of your items seen by new customers and is very cool of them to do!

Now lets learn a little more about Carolina Craft Shoppe and see what you can buy with these fabulous discounts!

Carolina Craft Shoppe is run by Abby and Elaina, two sisters from North Carolina. They sell premade scrapbook layouts, which are shipped completely put together and ready for buyers to post photos on and slip into their albums.

"Beautiful" 12x12 single page layout

Okay--how genius is that? This is the kind of scrapbooking I was made for!

As you may know first hand, scrapbooking can be very expensive and time-consuming so Carolina Craft Shoppe is there to help busy people organize their memories and keepsakes without a lot of the hassle. We also have ready-made embellishments, which are great for scrapbook pages, gift bags or handmade cards.

Boys will be Boys 2-page 12x12 layout

While Abby was on maternity leave, she and Elaina decided to take one of their favorite hobbies - scrapbooking - and turn it into a small business (Carolina Craft Shoppe!). Their mom always wanted them to make scrapbook pages for her and the sisters quickly realized that there were other busy parents out there who wanted scrapbooks for their kids but didn't have the time and resources to do it on their own. (<---and...that would be ME!) Their new business venture also became a great way for the two sisters to spend some time together! They opened Carolina Craft Shoppe in September 2008 and were blessed with their first sale the first month. They have some very loyal customers, and they enjoy crafting so it's a win-win situation.

"Embrace" 12x12 single page layout

Abby and Elaina have been scrapbookers for many years--giving them a great supply of materials to work with and create the fun layouts you see in these pictures. They both enjoy crafting so they try to split a lot of the design work between each other. Often, one of them will create the bones of a page and the other will come behind – with a fresh perspective – and apply the finishing touches. Talk about great team work!

Graduation 2-page 12x12 layout

Currently, Abby and Elaina are loving creating their holiday layouts. They're getting ready to list lots of new Christmas layouts so make sure to be on the lookout for them--in the meantime, think snowflakes, Christmas trees, glitter, sparkles - that's the stuff scrapbooking is made for!

Red and Purple flower embellishments

The baby-announcement layouts are currently one of the most popular Carolina Craft Shoppe layouts. Scrapbooking is very personal and it's meant to be a place to keep memories. These layouts are great gifts for new moms, and they're easily matched to a nursery. Get this--they even recommend framing them for the nursery - they're fabulous keepsakes! <---Now that is a GREAT idea for a unique baby shower gift!


Both sisters are big readers--so much so that they recently started a book club with friends.

Elaina has a dog – Beau – who is really like her son (and a cute one at that!) She also loves decorating her home and gardening.

Abby has a little boy, who takes up a lot of her time these days! She also has a food blog called Shall We Cook which functions as her other baby . Her favorite pastimes are definitely time in the kitchen, especially baking, and photography (which she really only dabbles in!)

Three Gift Set Embellishment

BUY IT!

Now that you've seen some of the great layouts that you can purchase from Carolina Craft Shoppe don't you want to go out and start scrapbooking right now? No? Not as ambitious? Well those gift tags are certainly a steal for 4/$1.50!!!

And, don't forget--now through Sunday, November 29 you can get $3 off your purchase by using code "BlogMe3" or "TweetMe3" in the "Message to Seller" box.

WIN IT!

Abby and Elaina are giving one lucky Monkeys on the Bed! reader either a one-page baby-announcement layout OR a one-page custom layout worth $10! Don't forget that these baby-announcement layouts make great baby shower gifts!


Congratulations to Stephanie and Matt who won the premade layout!

45 people think...:

Stephanie and Matt said...

I like the tree page!

Stephanie and Matt said...

I am a subscriber.

windycindy said...

The Christmas Holly Gift Tags (With Beads) and Paisley Gift Tags are two of my favorite items from their marvelous shop!
Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

I made Carolina Craft Shoppe a favorite Etsy Shop of mine.....
Thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

I subscribed to the Rss Feed via my Google Reader Page and via Google Friend Connect.
Thanks very much.....
Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

"Tweet": http://twitter.com/cmh512/status/6194404551.
Merci, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

I follow your blog publicly via Google Friend Connect.....
Many thanks to you!
Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

Email subscriber.....
All is appreciated!
Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

christin said...

I like Think Pink:) Lovely prize!! Thanks!
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christin said...

Follower:) Thanks!
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Chelsey said...

The Happy Day Two-Page Layout is my favourite -- I love the colours! Thanks for the giveaway.

Chelsey said...

I'm a subscriber.

Chelsey said...

I follow.

Chelsey said...

I added Carolina Craft Shoppe as a favourite store on etsy.

Chelsey said...

I'm a subscriber entry #2. How do I confirm it?

Oh and I realized the page I picked as my favourite is a 2 page layout and not one page.

My favourite one page layout is the Autumn Pumpkin page. That's the one I'd pick if I won!

Jesse said...

I would pick the "Wild Child" layout - how fun!
jessicamfry @ gmail.com

Jesse said...

I am a subscriber
jessicamfry @ gmail.com

Jesse said...

Following via Google Friend!
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Stephanie said...

I really like the New Arrival (Green), you are right it would be a nice shower gift :)

Katie said...

I love the Smile page!

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lin3arossa said...

I'd pick the wild child layout.
ghainskom at yahoo dot com

lin3arossa said...

I'm a follower
ghainskom at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I like the Tranquil One-Page 12x12 Premade Scrapbook Layout.

Samnened@aol.com

A Frugal Friend said...

think pink is too cute!

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~Miss Judy Bloom~ said...

i love the gift embellishments! so cute!!

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~Miss Judy Bloom~ said...

i tweeted your contest ~ please enter me again!!

judybloomflowers@hotmail.com

secret cake said...

Hey there! Thanks for the heads-up about this shop! I love the pre-made sheets-- perfect for people like me who love the idea of scrapbooking, but shy away from it because of time/lack of creativity/fear of scrapbooking addiction, etc.

My favorite is the "Blue Eyed Girl" sheet.

Thanks for the opportunity!

secretcake (at) yahoo (dot) com

Anonymous said...

Playtime Cute as a Button

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Desiree said...

I like the smile one page layout

Desi
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Desiree said...

hearted the Carolina Craft etsy shop

Desi
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Desiree said...

blog follower

Desi
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Desiree said...

email subscriber 1

Desi
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Desiree said...

email subscriber 2

Desi
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Desiree said...

http://twitter.com/WeeShare/status/6598432492

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Anonymous said...

I like the Think Pink page. Jackie hotbunz81@hotmail.com

Mom to two! said...

I like the new arrival apple layout!

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Mom to two! said...

i heart carolina craft shoppe (miss1233)

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Mom to two! said...

I'm a follower!

missyt_2000@yahoo.com

Mom to two! said...

I am a subscriber!

missyt_2000@yahoo.com

jakiesmom said...

my favorites are new arrival in apple or yellow/green

Perfect Blue Moon said...

I love the Tranquil lay out. <3<3

sibabe64 said...

New Arrival (Blue) One-Page 12x12 Premade Scrapbook Layout

Ginny said...

I love everything you show in this post, but I think my favorite is the Seasons Greetings Two-Page 12x12 Premade Scrapbook Layout

Ginny said...

Following

Ginny said...

Subscribed