Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Pay It Forward 2012




So the other day I was scrolling through facebook, and I came upon this really neat status from my friend Jen over at Writer's Toybox:



     Pay it forward 2012...I promise to make something handmade for the first five people who comment. They must in turn post this and make something for the first five people who comment on their status. The rules are it has to be handmade by you and they must receive it before 2012 ends...fun!




I know it's a bit off from the traditional idea of pay it forward but I just HAD to comment! (and re-post of course!)  I thought it sounded really cool and fun. I LOVE doing artsy-craftsy home made things! Remember the apple skulls from Halloween?  And I LOVE getting prezzies!!! (I LOVE giving them too!) 


Anyway it got me thinking...I would love to send prezzies to everyone,  unfortunately I don't have enough money to send something to everyone I know.  However, the idea itself is free, so I decided to share that!
I figure that I have all year to send these prezzies out, so as I do I will post about it, put up pics etc. 
Also as an extra bonus I decided to hold a contest. It will run from now until the end of the year.  The winner will receive a special box of goodies from me. (there will be something homemade of course to go with the theme of the project and there will also be some non-homemade goodies) 


How to enter:


Easy all you have to do is follow this blog and leave a comment on any of the Pay It Forward 2012 posts.   
Every comment is one entry.  


Also as a way to earn extra entries:


Share the idea and post about it!   If you have a blog and want to get an extra entry feel free to share the love! Find 5 people to pass along some homemade fun to, then post about it and just leave a link here to your post!  However you choose to find them is up to you.  You can use Facebook or maybe run a contest on your blog, the choice is up to you.  For every post you put up that's 2 extra entries!  I have set up a linky below to link your posts to. (please put the link directly to your post and not just to your blog, so it makes finding it easier!)


No blog? No problem.  Feel free to join in on the fun and then just let me know on one of the Pay It Forward 2012.  Each comment sharing what you've done will count as 2 entries. One for the comment itself and the other for paying it forward.  


If you don't have a blog, but would be interested in creating a post with pics, etc to share let me know and maybe we can set up a guest post here for you to share!









24 comments:

  1. This sounds like tons of fun! I won't be able to keep up with it all year or even most of the year but I have been inspired to do a post on my blog like the Facebook status shared above.
    I will for sure refer people to your blog.

    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Konstanz
    http://nothoughts2small.blogspot.com/

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    1. Awesome! Thank you! :) Feel free to leave a link to your post when you get it up! I'd love to read it!

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    2. Here is the link to my post. I think I left your blog's link in there enough times that you should be getting some more visitors. :D

      http://nothoughts2small.blogspot.com/2012/01/pay-it-forward-2012.html

      Konstanz
      Co-host for the A to Z April Blog Challenge 2012.
      http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/

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    3. Awesome! Thank you! I put your link up on the linky so more people can find it when I put up more posts!

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  2. This is such a great idea. Unfortunately, I am not very crafty or good at making things, but I am going to find a way to create my own version and "pay it forward" to at least five people, (just might have to be a book or a gift card.) I love this concept.

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    1. Awesome! Whether the way you pay it forward is homemade or not it's still putting positive energy out there. Definitely add you link if you blog about it! :)

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