Wednesday, May 9, 2012

My first Rafflecopter Giveaway

Okay so I see giveaways ALL the time now using Rafflecopter.  I always think they look really nice and well put together.  (Something I think I never am. *SIGH*)  "So why don't you use Rafflecopter?" You might ask.  Well, mainly because it looks REALLY complicated! Then a few months ago a blogger friend of mine let me join in one of her events an low and behold she had a Rafflecopter widget that she shared with me to use in my post.  All I had to do was copy and paste what she sent me into he HTML part of my post and voila there was a nice, clean looking Rafflecopter box right in my own post! (I'm easily impressed if you can't tell) 

But still I hesitated to use it.  My friend had sent me just the link or code or whatever it is to copy and paste, I hadn't made the widget, I had no idea how, and I was still kinda intimidated.  

So finally I told myself to suck it up, and that if I survived  the Blogging From A to Z Challenge and didn't mess it up, then I needed to try Rafflecopter. What's the worst that can happen??  

Well for starters I could think of numerous things...I could lose all the entries...I could somehow not get it to show right on the post....even worse I could not get any entries at all!!! (ok that fear I have with EVERY giveaway I hold, but still a valid fear)

But getting back to the point, I did survive the challenge and sooo without further ado I will be holding a giveaway, and using Rafflecopter to collect my entries.    As for the prize:

I will be giving away my gently read copy of

I really enjoyed reading the stories in it and the pictures that went along with the projects definitely helped me in my effort to learn how to knit.   I can crochet, but knitting is new to me, and no they aren't the same thing!

As for the rules for entering:

Sorry this giveaway is limited to my U.S. followers only.  I can't afford the S&H outside of the U.S.
Otherwise simply enter using the Rafflecopter form below! The contest will run from May 9th til the 31st.  Hopefully the form appears below, if you don't see it or are having trouble using it PLEASE let me know! 
Thank you and good luck!    

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Don't want to use Rafflecopter? (or want to enter more giveaways) I have some other contests/giveaways you can enter just by leaving a comment.  Just check them out here.


  1. I like Rafflecopter b/c it is so easy for me to keep track of things. BTW, you can still change things at the Rafflecopter site and it will automatically change it here. So if you want to change that part where it says "choose your own task" to "Follow me" you can.. ;)

    1. OMG! I didn't realize it still said choose your own task!!! lol
      Thanks for letting me know! :)

  2. I like Rafflecopter -- so easy to enter

  3. I like Rafflecopter because its convenient.

  4. You're a winner on my blog! Go check it out!

  5. Don't forget to email your postal address to

  6. sounds like an awesome giveaway!

  7. I love Rafflecopter, both as a blogger and as one who enters contests. It is easy to use

  8. Congrats on completing the challenge and on figuring out Rafflecopter. The kitten on the side of your blog is adorable, by the way.

  9. Love rafflecopter - using it myself for giveaways. Great way to organize these events. And I so want that book! Avid knitter here. lol!

  10. I love it! It makes it a lot easier to enter.

  11. I love it! Because I don't like having to write down everything in the comments.Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. Thanks to everyone who entered! I am waiting for the winner to email me back so I can announce who won!