Saturday, March 7, 2009

Giveaway Drawing Number One

Time to get this giveaway fired off! I just happened to have a couple hundred Federal 12 gauge shotgun shells. Doesn't everyone?

Using a sharpie, I wrote the number "1" on 39 of them for Cher, the number "2" on 28 of them for thedomesticfringe, the number "3" on 25 of them for trash talk and so on and so on. You get a lot of bang for your comments around here!

Some people have a lot of chances to win.

Some people have just one chance.

They looked kind of like toy soldiers to me.

I threw them all in a shell bag.

Then I stirred and stirred. And stirred some more. Then I zipped the bag up tight and rolled it around for a while. And tumbled it end over end. And shook it. And rolled it around some more.

Then I unzipped the bag just enough for my daughter, Alissa, to get her hand inside. She reached in blindly and dug around for a bit. Which one to pull out?

Then she pulled out this shotgun shell. It has the number 5 written on the brass.

Does everyone have their number memorized? No? Checking the list...

1 Cher, 39
2 thedomesticfringe, 28
3 trash talk, 25
4 ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage, 19

---> 5 Beth@playinwiththepaulsens!, 16 <---

6 summersundays-jw, 6
7 Tracy, 5
8 Phyllis, 4
9 Hi! I'm Cindy, 4
10 Margo, 3
11 Tim, 2
12 deb did it, 2
13 cheryls fascinatingfinds, 2
14 The Hat Chick, 1
15 2L3Bs World, 1
16 Antiques and More Blog, 1
18 MuseSwings, 1
19 jen, 1
20 bella shabby, 1
21 delighted heart, 1
22 time-worn interiors, 1
23 Shannon @ Silver Trappings, 1
24 Moonlight Hollow Musings, 1
25 Janera, 1
26 philben5, 1
27 Stonefox (otherwise known as Heidi), 1
28 Garden Antqs Vintage, 1
29 Sie, 1
30 Debi, 1

Number five is Beth@playinwiththepaulsens!

Congrats, Beth! You get your choice of any of the seven misfits. Please comment your prize selection and email your snail mail address to so I can get it to you.

There will be two more drawings. And with Beth's 16 shotgun shells "out of the bag," everyone else's chances just went up for drawing number two. So stay tuned for more fun!


Beth@playinwiththepaulsens! said...

wooo hooo!!! I am sooo excited!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the shotgun shells!! too funny!!!!!
It was hard to decide!!! BUT I am going to choose the Misfit #6, the chocolate colored Pike Street blanket! We can NEVER have enough blankets in IOWA!
Please, don't anyone hate me for taking the blanket!! !*smile*

Tracy said...

Yeaaaa congrats to Beth. What a creative way you chose to draw the numbers, not just anybody would have thought of something like that, haha!

About our dog (Dixie), yea...we'll love her either way wether she's full blooded or not. I think she'll make a great pet and it does feel good knowing we're rescuing one from the shelter other than buying from a breeder.
Y'all have a great weekend!
We're going back to visit Dixie today then this evening Molly has a skating party to go to, fun fun...

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

Congrats, Beth!!! You'll love the blanket. Well executed, David and Alissa! Is everybody having fun? ~Mindy

Cher said...

Way to go, Beth! My unluck is holding strong!

The Texas Woman

thedomesticfringe said...

Tell Alissa #2 next time!!!

Congrats Beth and enjoy your blanket - only one left...I'm biting my finger nails.

David, very creative. Kudos to you. FringeMan would love it. A superb drawing! Thanks for the fun.


David said...

I had fun with the shotgun shells. I wanted to do something a little different that had a somewhat masculine flavor. (Not that some ladies aren't excellent with a shotgun.)

Cher, considering exactly 25% of the shells left in the bag have your number on them, I'm liking your chances of breaking your unlucky streak. Guess we'll see.

Fringegirl, I hope you like beige!

Cher said...

We'll see.

The Texas Woman