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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Blown Glass Pink Cancer Ribbon Necklace Raffle

Just about every person out there has known somebody that has been affected by cancer. This disease has touched so many of my friends and families life, I want to do something to help find a cure. And I need your help! Want to do you part in helping to find a cure? Well, I am selling raffle tickets for this necklace. Each raffle ticket is only $2, but $1 from every raffle ticket sold will go to help finding a cure for Cancer. The proceeds from this will go to the Susan G Kolmens walk for a cure. Once 20 tickets have been sold( which will cover the necklace materials and shipping)  then each ticket sold after that will go %100 to the walk for a cure. Thats right, after 20 raffle tickets have sold, the following raffle ticket purchases, %100 of the sales will go to help finding a cure!! This raffle will go on until July 1st 2012. So get your raffle tickets today. To purchase a raffle ticket you can leave your paypal email address in a comment below, or send your paypal address and info to my email at smilenout@gmail.com and I will send you an invoice. Thanks again for taking the time to read this blog, and hopefully buy a raffle ticket. Thanks for your help in helping to find a cure! Together we can make a difference!!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

300 fans GIVEAWAY! :-)

It's that time again. Time for a giveaway! Help me celebrate Smiley's Creations getting 300 fans! Your prize will be a grab bag of sorts, all one of a kind handmade Smiley's Creations. This contest will go longer than usual. Ending June 2nd, which happens to be my 5 year anniversary! This is a scavenger hunt on my blog and facebook page. This is going to require you to go through my blog, and facebook page to find the answers to the following questions. The answers might be in a picture, in an album, under any of my blog post, or tabs on my blog or facebook page. This might take some time, but please read this whole blog for what you will need to do to win! Most importantly you will learn a liitle about me and my creations AND HAVE FUN!! :) You need to find the following things:::
****what is the name of my friend that helped me set up for my first ever craft festival
****what is the title of my favorite book?
****what kind of tablet do I have and who got it for me?
****where is my full time job?
**** The date the picture was added where there is a dog upside down in the picture.
****The "now" price of the flower hemp choker under my etsy shop page tab on facebook.
****I make two styles of little bead people, what are they called?
****What's the name of the first blog I ever wrote.
****What does the cover photo say?
****What does the green custom order have as a charm?
****Besides crafting what is one of my favorite things to do?
****name 4 of the titles of my albums.
****whats my pinterest url
****where does my mom live?

Now, once you have found the answer to all of these questions you should comment below stating ive got all the answers, then email me @ smilenout@gmail.com with your answers. The first person to get all of the answers correct wins. If somebody does not get all of the answers, whoever gets the most right wins! If 2 people get the same ammount of questions right, then whoever gets the answers to me the fastest wins. :) Facebook is in no way associated in this contest. This is a contest of Smiley's Creations for her fans to have a chance to win multiple prizes made by Smiley :)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

My First Ever Craft Festival

Just last Saturday I participated in my first ever craft festival and I had a blast! I spent over a month creating things everyday so that I would have enough inventory. Surprising the newer items that I made did really well. Since everything I make is one of a kind, that definetly helped me make several sales. My friend Cayla Hicks helped me get the day started by helping me set up. We got out there at 7 and watched the sun rise behind us. My mom and brother came from  Columbus to help me for the day. My husband also helped by talking up my product. I made several sales and doubled the table fee, which I thought was pretty good for my first show. I had so much fun watching my customers enjoy my creations. It really was a great day and a great experience. I also got invited to another craft fair, problem is its on June 2nd, which is my 5 year anniversary. I feel like my buisness is really growing and I am making more sales each week. I am getting closer to making my dream of opening Smiley's come true. I am excited to continue on my journey. Thanks to everybody that is helping me reach my dreams! You guys rock! :)