Monday, May 4, 2009

:: :: giveaway time :: ::

so here's the deal with the giveaway. basically, i decided to let you drive. winner gets a $15 gift certificate in my shop at to spend as he or she wishes. like on anything in the shop. **

to enter, leave me a comment here on this post by friday, may 8th at 10:00 a.m. EDT (that's my local time here in ny, y'all). your post should include your email address and must answer the following question (which i am totally paraphrasing from a question i saw in a bright side project giveaway recently):

if you could be more something, what would that something be?

the winner will be chosen randomly and announced here on the blog on friday.

to earn an extra entry in this contest, tweet this giveaway (using @upupcreative) or blog about it on your blog (making sure to refer to so that i will get a notice in my google alerts that you blogged it).

each person can have up to two entries.

**here's the fine print on the gift certificate:

I will send this gift certificate and a unique redemption code via email to the winner (the certificate itself will arrive as a pdf file -- please be sure you have a pdf reader installed (you can download one for free from

If you want me to email it to a different person, we can iron out those details after you win and are notified.

To redeem this certificate, the certificate holder can simply enter the unique code in the "message to seller" box at checkout.

This gift certificate is only good towards purchases (and shipping for those purchases) made from Any amount remaining after your purchase has been made can be used toward subsequent purchases at If purchase exceeds amount on card, a revised invoice will be sent via Paypal.

This gift certificate is not redeemable for cash because buying yourself beautiful handmade gifts is way more fun than holding a wad of cash.

It really is.

(The gift certificate expires six months from the date of issue.)


Cecilia May 4, 2009 at 7:47 AM  

More something... lots of things, but right now is more in the moment. Enoying all the things that are great - not worry about all the things that might be.
Well done on the 500 sales - Cecilia

IPullPrints May 4, 2009 at 8:32 AM  

Hmmm, i would patient! Yes, more patient! My father always told me "Ali, you would never succeed as a doctor, you don't have enough "patience"". What a turkey.

cousette May 4, 2009 at 9:41 AM  

Well I'd like to be... more than ME, as I think days are way to short for e to do everything I want to do, so if I had an "extra me", that would help!!

Thanks and bravo for all your work!

And by the way, my mail is

linda May 4, 2009 at 10:58 AM  

Wow - what a question. Gosh, if I could be more of something it would be definitely be more decisive. So often I get lost and lose out on opportunities because I'm just not that sure and decisive...gotta get better at that. Thanks for your giveaway and hope all is going well! :P
linda (tortagialla [at] gmail [dot] com)

Jamie May 4, 2009 at 11:22 AM  

First of all - I just visited your Etsy shop and have picked out several cute things that want to go home with me (whether I win or not...)

I would like to be more disciplined. Especially when it comes to seeing pretty things that want to go home with me.


cousette May 4, 2009 at 1:45 PM  

Thanks for stopping by at my blog! well, I'm doing my best on the translation from my not so bad french to my poor english, but most of the times it's not "literal". I just try to be as understandable as possible but I'm sure sometimes my sentences must sound just weird to english readers lol!

Emily May 4, 2009 at 8:22 PM  

I would like to be more supportive of other people. I'm a good listener but I want to give more of myself in an active way. This also requires being more self-sacrificing, or less selfish! But it's a good thing to do once in a while...

tandkdaytoday May 6, 2009 at 10:56 AM  

I'd like to be more proactive in moving from the life I live (which is pretty great) to the life I want to live (more rural, in business with my husband, exploring all of our crafty interests). I know what I want, but I need to make it happen!

Kara - kwmucha[at]gmail[dot]com

kribss May 6, 2009 at 9:37 PM  

i would love to be more positive...towards myself, kids, husband, life.

cindy May 7, 2009 at 2:07 PM  

i'm going to blog about this giveaway- may i use some of your photos from your etsy shop?

southern daze May 7, 2009 at 6:29 PM  

I'd be more fearless! I a total nervous nellie and although know change is good, fear it like you can't believe.

p.s. Stumbled into your shop today for the first time and fell in love with it immediately. You have such cute things that I even did a post on it for my blog [before I knew you were hosting a giveaway - I swear I'm not just trying to kiss up!]

katie May 8, 2009 at 8:52 AM  

Great giveaway, and congrats on the success of your shop!

I would be more...whatever the antithesis of worrisome is. Calm? Confident?

Kimberly May 8, 2009 at 9:55 AM  

Hi! This is a great giveaway! Your shop is wonderful too. Ummmm - I would be - fearless. Thanks for this chance!

Erin May 8, 2009 at 12:05 PM  

I need to remember to be more grateful - for friends, for pretty paper, for birds outside my window, for cats and cakes and warm beds and life. Thanks for the reminder to turn my "If I could be" into a "should be" and "WILL be!"

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