I had the idea for this giveaway last year but realized pretty quickly that I needed to spend a little more time pullling everything together to make it work the way I envisioned. As the year has gone on, I’ve set aside little goodies and now have accumulated what I think is the ultimate craft addict gift package. Behold:

There’s a little bit of everything here: fabric, beads, Scrabble tiles, scrapbooking elements, ribbon, tulle, yarn, snaps, buttons, embroidery kits, patterns and books. Everything you need to be a craft addict or feed your existing crafty addiction. A couple of things are from my stash or pre-loved, while some things were purchased new just for you. I think it’s a pretty cool prize and I hope you will, too. (And, given it’s size, I think you can understand why I’m not doing Scrapapalooza this month.)

I’m truly excited to be able to hold this giveaway in conjunction with the Sew, Mama, Sew Give-Away Day (even though I’m a day later than expected). Please be sure to head over to the blog and check out all the amazing crafty blogs that are hosting giveaways.

And allllll this crafty goodness can be YOURS. That’s right — packed in a box to arrive on your doorstep before Christmas. But there’s a catch. Yes, I’m going to make you work for it. Here are the official rules for the Have a Craft Addict Christmas giveaway.

1. You must have a shipping address in the contiguous 48 states. I hate to exclude my crafty friends outside of that boundary but given the size and weight of this package, I need to control shipping costs as much as possible. Forgive me.

2. You must comment on THIS post with a working email address by 9 p.m. Eastern time on Dec. 12, 2008. At that time, I will close comments on this post.

3. Please comment only once on this post.

4. In your comment, you must write about your favorite charity. Tell me the name of it, why you support it, what it does, whatever — give them a plug! Include a link to its web site, if you’d like. I think it’s incredibly important to support nonprofit and charitable organizations throughout the year, not just during the winter holidays, but now’s a great time to share about the good works done by others.

5. If you have a blog, you can earn FIVE extra entries by posting about my giveaway on your blog and linking back to this post. It’d be nice to include my requirement to write about a favorite charity in order to enter, but it’s not a dealbreaker. Please include the link to your blog entry in your one and only comment for entry. You can use the graphic I’ve made on your post, as well.

6. Don’t have a blog? You can earn FIVE extra entries by uploading my graphic to your Flickr or Photobucket account and posting the link to my giveaway in the photo comments/description field. Please include the link to your upload in your one and only comment for entry.

7. The most extra entries you can earn is FIVE, so do No. 5 or No. 6 but not both unless you just really love this giveaway and want to shout it from the rooftops. :)

8. I will do the official drawing on Dec. 14, barring any unforseen circumstances such as another computer hard drive failure, losing Internet, losing power, losing my mind or having more entries than I anticipate (my all-time best is 110, IIRC). Winner of the Have a Craft Addict Christmas giveaway will be announced Dec. 15.

9. The winner will need to contact me with his/her information within 48 hours of the prize announcement or I will choose another winner.

Good luck and thanks for playing!

ETA: If your comment doesn’t show up right away, don’t sweat it. The way my comment spam filter is set, if there’s an external link posted, it automatically flags it for my approval before posting. I’m trying to keep up with them as fast as I can. :)

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193 thoughts on “Have a Craft Addict Christmas

  1. Candace

    My charity is the ALS Association. My mother passed away this April from ALS and it is truly a devastating illness for everyone involved. At this time the exact cause is not known, and there is no cure, it would be wonderful if that would happen soon. Also for the quilter’s, there is a wonderful group:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MysteriesForRelay/?yguid=219216212
    Mysteries are going on quite often to benefit the American Cancer Society.
    I will post about you on my blog.

  2. Bridget B.

    I just found your blog through a flickr stream today and I’m so glad I did!

    My favorite charity is the Shriner’s Children’s hospital in our state- http://www.shriners.org/hospital/. They provide care for thousands of kids with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate, etc. at no charge. Our area is pretty low income for the most part with many families living without adequate medical insurance. I know several kids that have had their lives transformed by this amazing charity. I love that they dramatically improve the quality of life for children that wouldn’t have had the opportunity otherwise.

    Bridget B.s last blog post..Getting Merry

  3. Bea Gibson

    Mine didn’t post yesterday, so here goes again. I have this posted to my blog.
    http://beashive-bea.blogspot.com/

    Wow! What a huge gift! Thanks for offering this.

    My Charity right now is a local boy who was blown up in Afghan in May in his hummer. With the help of 90 ladies from the HGTV site I was able to make a wheelchair lap quilt & full quilt for the boy and one for his Mom and one for his sister. All 90 blocks are posted on my blog. You can read about Kevin on his Mom’s blog and even send him cards or gifts. The address in on the blog. http://lesliekamm.blogspot.com/ or if you want to donate to help Kevin & his family you can go to:
    http://www.kevkammbenefit.blogspot.com/

    Bea Gibsons last blog post..One more Give-away and it’s HUGE

  4. kym thurman

    I love your blog! And I could really use this stuff!! We moved this summer and the moving truck was 1/2 the size we needed…so Habitat for Humanity has lots of our stuff as well as First UMC preschool and a middle school in town…I love to give stuff away! But, parting with furniture and crafty items was actually more painful than I thought in retrospect…I have spent a day looking for my old wooden spools, only to realize that they “didn’t make the move” as we now say around here! My favorite charity, though, has been Compassion International. I like the idea of an ongoing relationship with a child in another country. My kids have written to their “brother or sister” for years. It has helped them to know a world bigger than us, and helps the kids in many countries learn, get food, and know that someone cares for them! Just my plug for a great, responsible, compassionate organization! Thanks for reminding us at this time of year that we are truly blessed! Kym

    kym thurmans last blog post..Food blogs

  5. Bethany

    My favorite charity is World Vision (http://www.worldvision.org). I sponsor a child through them, giving each month to provide food, clothes and school supplies. In addition, they have gifts you can purchase, such as a goat for a family in Africa, a sewing machine for poverty-stricken women to learn to sew and support themselves, and a well for a village that has no access to fresh water.

    Here is the link to my Flickr account http://www.flickr.com/photos/7237732@N03/3091889476/

  6. kim

    my fav charity? hmmmm probably Center for Food Action
    alocala food panty here in NJ. So many people need help with this economy with just feeding their children. With the help of local Girl Scouts and the youth group at my church we try and collect every other month food and things that the center needs to help local families. This month is gift cards for families to shop for Christmas presents. On going is breakfast items- peanut butter and jelly.
    Next month is soup and canned lunches, pasta , stews, tuna etc. I remember when my son was small the help we needed to make ends meet and once we didn’t need the help any longer, I’ve been a person that sets up collections so other families don’t have to worry if their children are hungry going to bed at night.

  7. nanann

    What a lot of great stuff!

    My fave charity is probably my church. I try to help out whenever I can, from Angels for Christmas, baskets for Thanksgiving, baby items for Project Gabriel, food for their food bank, etc. I figure they really know who is in need in the community and can get the donations to the right place.

  8. Kristi

    Hokie smokes, that’s a lot of goodies. Okay, now that I’ve wiped the drool off the side of my mouth…

    My favorite charity is always the local women’s charity. My family and I move a lot. Every year or two we pack up and run somewhere else in the world and I am lucky enough to be married to a wonderful man who is my best friend. I have always believed that the great decision or the worst mistake a person can make is the person they marry. I have been blessed with someone who cherishes our family and would protect them with his last breath. Unfortunately, there are some people out there who are not so lucky. Who, for whatever reason, are in a situation that they need to leave. For thier own safety or for thier children. These brave people (and I say people because domestic abuse DOES happen to men, too) chose to make the first step and remove themselves from that environment. Any and all help is usually appreciated!

    Thanks for putting this up- hopefully the different charities will inspire us to branch out.

  9. Tricia

    Thanks for the opportunity to win such a great giveaway! I blogged about the giveaway here: http://iamacraftaddict.blogspot.com/2008/12/awesome-crafty-giveaway-spotted.html and also discussed my favorite charity there in much greater detail.

    My favorite charity is http://www.prestonwoodpregnancy.org b/c my first child was a crisis pregnancy for me. My son has changed my life and I am forever grateful for the love and support I received at a (different) crisis pregnancy center while I was pregnant with him. I volunteered and worked full time on staff for several years at the above mentioned crisis preg. center. It was such a blessing and we still love to support them financially even when we can’t give of our time right now. Please visit my blog to get more details about why this ministry is so important to me! :) Thanks again for the chance to enter…best giveaway I’ve seen lately!

    Tricias last blog post..Awesome Crafty Giveaway spotted…

  10. Erin

    Wow, you sure are a generous gal! Would love to share your goodies with all my crafty friends.

    One of my favorite charities is in Oklahoma City called Positive Tomorrows. It is an art based school for children of homeless families that gives them a special place even for just a temporary basis, as most of them come and go. They can learn, connect with other children like themselves and be clothed and fed. It’s really a remarkable program.
    Learn more at: http://www.positivetomorrows.com/

    Erins last blog post..He totally posed for this

  11. Katie

    Thanks for hosting this great giveaway! I NEED this prize! Thanks also for the requirements! I loved writing about my favorite organization!
    New Missions (www.NewMissions.org) is an organization that has churches, schools and health clinics in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The goal of New Missions is to raise up a new generation of leaders by providing education, opportunity and jobs. I have a sponsor baby that lives in the Santo village of the Leogane Plane in Haiti. Her name is Coralina, she’s 10. Both of her parents have died and she lives with an uncle. Every time I go to Haiti I get to see her, have lunch with her and play with her. She always has the biggest smile on her face and gives me the sweetest hugs. New Missions is very near and dear to my heart for a variety of reasons, a big reason being that I met my husband on one of the 4 trips that I have taken with NM. Going to Haiti really did change my life, in more than one way!

    Here is the link to my posting: http://myfirstyearasawallace.blogspot.com/2008/12/i-am-in-fact-craft-addict.html

    Katies last blog post..I am in fact a craft addict…

  12. Katherine

    This is an excellent giveaway…Good luck all!!

    My favorite Charity is the National Eczema. They raise money for research in regards to Eczema. My son suffers from severe eczema, and food allergies. His Eczema has landed him in the hospital on many occasions due to skin infections. I am all about finding the exact cause of this disease, and hopefully at some point a cure.

    Her is their link: http://www.eczema.org/

    Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway..hopefully I will be the lucky winner ;0)

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  14. Sarah

    Fantastic giveaway!

    My charity of choice is Greenbriar Children’s Center, located in the coastal Georgia area. This non-profit provides housing for abused and neglected children. This year, I’m volunteering at their gift wrap station. It’s fun, and a great way to give back to the community!

    Sarahs last blog post..Giveaway News: Have a Craft Addict Christmas

  15. Maggie

    Wow! What an amazing giveaway! Thank you for hosting.

    The charity I work for the most is Home of the Brave Quilt Project. We make quilts for the families of fallen soldiers. I am extremely patriotic and politically outspoken; however, I also think action is worth more than mere words. While I’m opposed to any war or violence, we cannot forget those who make the sacrifice to serve. Home of the Brave also works with Operation Support to send stockings and gifts to soldiers deployed.

    I will also post notice about your giveaway at http://www.sketchbookmaggie.net.

    Thanks again and have a wonderful holiday season.

  16. Sue Anne

    Another amazing giveaway.

    I work for EMQ Children & Family Services. We help children in crisis through a variety of programs, including residential treatment, a foster family agency, family finding, wraparound and other mental health services.

    Our website is http://www.emq.org/

  17. Angie Nelson

    We currently contribute to World Vision and Focus on the Family. But next on my list is Operation Smile. They are a network of volunteers who work worldwide to repair childhood facial deformities including cleft lips and cleft palates.

    http://www.operationsmile.org/

  18. Kim

    I am a huge fan of Heifer: http://www.heifer.org/site/c.edJRKQNiFiG/b.183217/

    I like Heifer because it promotes a sustainable way of living and encourages the growth of knowledge and skills even as it pushes toward ending world hunger.

    In one of my psychology classes, we learned that world hunger could end if every country were to donate a mere fraction of their GDP. Ending world hunger is SO possible, and I really believe if people pay more attention to the issue, change could be possible. I really hope that day will come someday soon, because hunger is a problem that could be easily solved; in fact, should not even be a problem that plagues the world.

    I also uploaded your giveaway’s promo graphic here: http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v39/Post_It_Pirate/?action=view&current=confessionsofacraftaddict.jpg

    This is a wonderful giveaway– thank you for hosting, and happy holidays!

  19. Linda

    Thank you for such a great giveaway–I hope I win!

    I don’t have a favorite charity necessarily, but I do support my local food bank each year-it collects food for a number of local organizations trying to feed the hungry. Thank you!!

    Lindas last blog post..Christmas Crafting

  20. Lauren

    Whoah, how amazing!! I’d love to be entered. One of my favorite charities is St. Jude, if that counts as a charity. They are doing a lot to save children from cancer and I think it’s amazing.

    Another charity I love is First Book. They give low-income families books. I love to read and I think it’s amazing.

    -Lauren
    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

    Laurens last blog post..Auction: The Catcher in the Rye (Marked up by Sean Kanan)

  21. Nikki

    Wow, fantastic giveaway!

    My favorite charity is actually a missionary couple, if that counts. Dr. Mike Meagher and his wife gave up all of their worldly possessions in 1996 to move to a remote village in Siberia to provide education and humanitarian aid to the people there, using those opportunities as a vehicle to also share the gospel of Christ with these people. I was amazed by their testimony when they visited my church, and was also stunned at how little they require to do big things over there (for instance they bought a home for a mere $5000!) I’m thrilled that my seemingly small donations can be stretched so far for basic necessities. Their website is here (and you can donate online!): http://www.siberianmission.com

    And if I may give you one of my other favorites, I also love Project Linus – an organization that makes quilts to give to ill or traumatized children, to offer a bit of comfort when they are going through hard times. http://www.projectlinus.com

  22. jessica leigh

    awesome giveaway. . .just found your blog for the firs time.

    my fav charity is sevier county food ministries. my youngest son’s bday is the 20th of this month, and we’ve asked instead of gifts to bring a check to them or a large container of peanut butter!!!

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  23. Emma O.

    Wow, what a great variety of items you’re offering!

    I have two organizations: Make a Child SMile. I love being able to give a little of me to a child in need to give them something funny or pretty to take their mind off the serious issues they face. Soldiers’ Angels is also dear to me. I think it’s important to support our soldiers and, for me, this has been a wonderful experience!

  24. Margie in Ga

    This is great! I probably should do this myself – maybe next year – LOL

    I do not blog – yet or use some of the sites mentioned but I do belong to facebook and will list the contest there. here is a link to my profile

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?id=527877670&ref=profile

    I always support charities that help with cancer research or children but right now my favorite charity is our church food pantry. Since we opened it up a few months ago I am able to tell people there is something we can do to help them when they call. With our economy taking some of the hits it has taken lately we need to spport on a local level and with immediate needs.

    Thanks for all of your neat ideas – I read the blog often.

  25. Kay Brown

    My, what a prize! So much fun! My favorite charity is our Community Ministerial Alliance. All through the year they help people with utilities, rent, medical crisis,gas and food. Thanksgiving they collect food for Thanksgiving baskets for those in need. My favorite part is the Helping Hands at Christmas. This year they have 120 kids who will have a much better Christmas because of the Ministerial Alliance. They pass out cards and the kids get everything that is listed on the card and extra. They get at least one complete set of clothes from underwear on out, including shoes. Girls also get a dress. They also get a toy. It is such a blessing shopping for these kids! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  26. Kathy

    Favorite charity is friend to friend. You visit otherwise lonely old people at nursing homes. (I hope someone will visit me one day.)

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