Saturday, June 06, 2009

Questions, Answers & Winners (part 1)

If you want in on the big thicker stash giveaway
you need to comment on this post (click the link)
Clearly, I am not the only person with a thicker obsession.
Thanks for all your gracious (non-motivated, I'm sure *smile*) comments on the blog. I'm actually in the process (for years now really so don't fret) of updating it and so many new subscribers will give me the motivation to kick that in gear. at least blog more.
Couple of questions came up:
Yes, yes, yes...I don't sell my stuff here so feel free to swipe what ya like (the colors/black and white quote seemed to be the most popular). I DO ask that you attribute it (found at this crazy girls blog) and link me up and give me a clue that you're using it and where (non-commercial use of course) so that I can help ya promote it. Commercial use, I expect a cut. I'm messing with you, BUT I do work for a wholesome organization so I'd like to make sure my stuff isn't being used to know.
Yes I scoured the earth - well, Western Washington for these. Yes I found them in different weeks and yes, it was a really small (like one hook's worth) stash at almost every store. They WERE in the scrap section not set separate like the KI Ice grab of oh...what was that...2006 or 2007?
Lacey, WA (the one by Wal Mart) is the one that had them, not Olympia (the one by the mall). The one by the mall has lots of awesome KI ribbon; the one by wal mart has buttons as well as the thickers.
Federal Way may very well be out. Me and another pea were cleaning them out when I first got there.
Lynnwood may also be out. They had the least varied stash and you had to hunt for them in the scrap section.
If I were to go back, I'd go to Lacey because they were the most organized and they were JUST putting their stash out at about noon on Wednesday.
Different stores get their trucks (and offload them) at different times. Usually I think they get them Tuesday, but the Burien store got one last Saturday (with nothing good scrap wise) because of the holiday.
Just ask. The folks at the store when their next truck will be in. Take a picture with you (yes, you can swipe the pictures here), ask to leave it with them, get a name and when they are working so that you can call and ask that specific person if they have them. In some cases, it pays to let them know they are in on the great thicker hunt - one of the staffers called me to tell me they were in. Sometimes it could backfire, one store told me they didn't get any, but someone else told me they had just been in and got a bunch. Perhaps an employee was about to make a buck on ebay.
All said...the winners!
As you see above, I have four sets of the accents. I said I had three and I would pull two numbers but they actually go to four different homes. The huge stash is still up for grabs through Sunday night.
The three numbers I originally had were:
13 (who says it has to be unlucky? That's Roberts birthday)
47 (April 7 is the anniversary of when Robert and I met)
70 (that's the sum of how old Robert and I are)
And the one to grow on (that hasn't been reached yet) = 100. The last of the individual sets will go to my 100th comment on this post
#13 kee kee said...
I use Google Reader and love it! I've added your blog to my subscription list. Thanks for the chance to win.
5:17 AM
#47 Ohio Artful Yogi said...
I'd love to have that stash. Let's see your stash! Hope it is my lucky day!
11:56 AM
#70 Holly said...
Thanks so much for the opportunity to win these. I am going to check out your blog right now...I love the inspiration!!Thanks again, Holly
7:02 PM
Feel free to doubt and check my math (yes, even counting can be difficult and that is a blog update I didn't get that numbers my comments because really, usually I only get like 2).
Email me at with addresses so I can get your packets in the mail. Or to tell me I'm a moron and the real winners are...
Tell your friends...the 100th comment (almost there) gets the last set).

1 comment:

Ohio Artful Yogi said...

Oh wow! Thanks. My first win on a blog ever. I didn't even check back thinking that my odds were horrible. I'll send you my address.