Monday, July 30, 2012

A Giveaway, A New Blog Design, And A New Campaign!


EDIT"  Rafflecopter was being a bit weird, so I added additional ways to enter if it doesn't show up for you.    Please see below for new ways to enter the giveaway!

Hi Readers!  Welcome to my grand re-opening and an exciting new CAMPAIGN I'm starting!  I'm SUPER excited to introduce you to my beautifully new, super-efficient blog design.  Let me take you on a little tour of some of the new features.

On your right, you'll see that the little scissors have been replaced by sleek new banners, and some new pages have been added.  If a page doesn't have a lot of content yet, don't you worry...I'll be adding lots soon!  You'll also notice some cute new social media buttons have been added.  What does this mean?  It means I'M ON TWITTER...heaven help me!  I'm just learning, so bear with me!  It also means you can find me tons of other places too.  Just click a button and see what happens.

You'll also find a search bar so you can search for anything you want within the blog. There's a new email subscription option, an easier way to follow Scrap This Save That on Facebook and a sexy new button that you're more than welcome to post on your blog if you would like!

Now, let me tell you a little bit about my super talented blog designer, Erin.  First and foremost, she's my beautiful and successful daughter-in-law.  She JUST earned her MBA and I couldn't possibly be prouder of her!!  In her spare time (she has spare time?) she loves to cook , blog, craft, and DESIGN BLOGS!  



Her main blog (which she also designed) is http://mrsslay.blogspot.com A crafty, money-saving lifestyle blog.



 She's also designed: http://fitbytwitter.blogspot.com/  A health blog, and


http://domesticdaredevils.blogspot.com/  a foodie blog with GREAT recipes that she contributes to.

Erin mainly works with Blogger blogs but has done some Wordpress as well.  Here's a header she made for a Wordpress blog:  http://laurenabell.wordpress.com/


Erin has decided to offer her mad blog designing skillz to the bloggie world, and she's starting here...in my little corner of the internet!  Here's a list of her current services and prices:

* blog header $30
* button $20
* favicon $5
* set of all three (header, button, favicon) $50
* willing to discuss other options.

Since Erin starts from scratch and only does custom work (instead of copying things from other sites) you will always have something fresh and original from her.  If you're interested in what Erin is offering  (or know someone who is,) you can email her at  (erinlslay@gmail.com) and let her know what you might be looking for.   If you're not completely sure, she can always browse your blog for ideas, too.  And because she is SO TALENTED, I'll just say it in advance...you're welcome.


And THAT, dear readers, leads us to the info on the new campaign I mentioned earlier.  Introducing ....

The Make Me a Grandmother Campaign!



Here's Erin in her own words...
"We are pursuing adoption because it's God's call for our lives, and we have discovered that I cannot give birth to a baby due to health conditions.  It will cost about $20,000 or more to adopt.  We are putting all of our extra money towards it, but we can't do it alone.  We are asking for donations, and I'm offering this [blog design] service to raise money."

So, there you have it.  If you decide to choose to hire Erin to help you with your blog, EVERY PENNY you spend will go towards helping to MAKE ME A GRANDMA!!!   How cool is that?!?   If you're happy with your blog already but would like to find another way to help, she has a DONATE button on her bloghttp://mrsslay.blogspot.com/


I would also like to invite you to check out Erin's blog , and if you like what you see, consider becoming a follower.  The majority of her posts focus on money saving tips (to save money for the adoption, i.e., MY NEW  GRANDBABY!) and crafting posts on everything from wall art, to decorating the new nursery.  And folks, let me tell you...this woman can decorate!!

And now, your reward for reading this far... A giveaway!  Erin is offering one of our lucky readers their choice of either a custom made header OR a new blog button for their blog! And I'm throwing in a $25 gift card to Michaels!  Please use the Rafflecopter to enter below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


EDIT: If the Rafflecopter widget isn't showing up for you, simply leave a comment with your contact information!  For additional entries:

Follow the Scrap This Save That Blog
Follow Scrap This Save That on Facebook
Follow Scrap This Save That on Twitter
Follow Erin's blog The Silver Lining
Tweet about this giveaway
Share this Giveaway.  Come back and tell us how you shared - 2 entries!

Please only use Rafflecopter OR the manual form of entry. If entering manually, please leave an additional comment for each method of entry.  Sorry, that's a bit of a pain, but we want everyone to have the same chances!

Thank you for coming to check out my new blog.  What do you think?


Happy Scrapping! ~Amy E

15 comments:

Ardilla said...

I hope Erin can see her dream come true!!!
It is really good that you can help her advertising her wonderful job!
Thanks for the chance with your giveaway :)

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Awesome New Blog. I love the color. Erin you did an awesome job! I prey they will also reach their dream.

Jessica S said...

Amy, this new blog look WORKS!!! Love all the purples (my favorite color...LOL) and love the design. Your DIL is quite talented.
So happy to spread the word and help you out with this wonderful CAMPAIGN!!! What a wonderful Idea to raise some donations!
:O)
Jessica S

Jessica S said...

Check, Check, Check, and Check....so happy to help! I also now follow you on Pinterest and YouTube Amy...you should recognize those new follows! Would love to have you follow back if you want!
Hugs and Blessings!
:O)
Jessica S

Oly Olivia cuadrado said...

I love your blog especially the nice things you wrote about your daughter in law. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway.

Jaratzed said...

I like the header and upper sidebar.
It's nice. Smile

Cathy said...

I love the new blog and how it is set up. New follower her!
cathyplus5.blogspot.com

Stacy H-W said...

Awesome new design!! Love it! Good luck on the Grandma campaign!! I've adopted 5 children and I am so blessed!! hugs, Stacy

Vicki said...

Love the new blog design. Very pretty.

Georgiana said...

Looks great! Thanks for the invite to check it out.

Georgiana
Carson's Creations

Ellen Jarvis said...

Best of all GREAT things on Erin's journey to adopt, and to YOU (thus) on becoming a Grandmother. I can tell you from experience, NOTHING is better than being a Grandma. On Saturday, my precious 19-month old ran to me as I was leaving a day's babysitting (9 hours -- exhausting!), looked up at me with her sweet blue eyes and asked for a hug. Can there be anything better?!

I'll check out all the blogs!

Fondly,
Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
http://cardmonkeyspaperjungle.com
E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

Sunshine Girl said...

Love the new look blog and how lovely to be starting the adoption process - I hope everything works out well (and quickly) for your son and his family. Also dont forget there is only one more sleep to the Great British Blog Hop! Thank you so much for taking part - you aren't due to post your creation until Thursday so one more day left to think British and get creative! whoo hoo. See you then!

Lisa said...

The new blog look is so awesome and easy to navigate!! Love it!! And best of luck and prayers said for your son and daughter-in-law with the adoption!! :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Craftin Desert Divas said...

Love the blog! I'm a new follower. Hope you will visit my blog and follow if you like. Thanks so much.


Tara

www.craftindesertdivas.blogspot.com

Jovan said...

Your new blog looks is super cute!