Saturday, November 26, 2011

Silver, Gold and Cash Giveaway!


If you are like me, the very idea of enduring the mobs of shoppers on Black Friday or any of the upcoming weekends before Christmas sends shivers down your spin. The thought of the credit card bill arriving at the end of December is no picnic either.

So before I turn into Scrooge and start bah-humbugging my way through the holidays, I'm getting in the spirit, with the help of Attila The Mom at Cheaper Than Therapy, and having a SILVER, GOLD AND CASH GIVEAWAY!

One lucky winner will have their choice of either a silver or gold handmade ornament from Attila's awesome posse of crafters (like the ones pictured in this post) and I'm throwing in a $50 Visa Gift Card to help take the sting out of shopping this year!

Of course if you'd like to use that Gift Card to shop online at Attila's store that would be okay too, but not necessary.

Why am I loving Attila's ornaments so much? She's the head honcho at Highland Roses Design Collaborative Craft Studio, a privately-funded project that provides individuals who live with disabilities and/or mental illnesses as well as their family caregivers an opportunity to step towards independence through the sale of their own arts and crafts creations.

It's important to note that every step of this undertaking is a collaborative effort-- from design to creation. Each distinctive ornament is produced by several sets of hands-- all working to create something special!

Here's the cool part--They accept NO grants or government funding, and are working to become self-sustaining through their own endeavors. I love that!

And in case you're wondering if these ornaments, priced $5 to $13 each, are as good as they look in the above photos, I can honestly say YOU BETCHA BABY because I did a little shopping myself and purchased eight of their gorgeous ornaments that arrived a few days ago.


The detail is amazing, the quality is far, far beyond anything I'd imagined and the colors are vibrant. I'll have a hard time giving these away as gifts!

But wait-- There's MORE..... Interested in purchasing these ornaments? Click on the "Email Shop Owner" button on the left sidebar BEFORE ordering and mention The Fifty Factor to receive 10% off your order! IMPORTANT: Please wait for an invoice that reflects your discount! (Offer ends at midnight PT, 12/10/2011.)

So here's the scoop on how to have one of these handmade pretties on your holiday tree this year along with the $50 Gift Card in your pocket...

SILVER, GOLD AND CASH GIVEAWAY DETAILS
Leave separate comments to take advantage of each entry option...

1) Leave a comment on THIS POST telling me if you'd like the silver or gold ornament for one entry.

2) Leave an additional comment on THIS POST if you're a Follower.

3) Go to Highland Roses Designs (featured at Ruby Plaza) and tell me on THIS POST which is your favorite ornament for FIVE MORE entries/comments.

4) Leave a comment on all my upcoming posts now through Midnight PT, December 10th for one additional entry per post. (One comment per additional post please.)

5) Blog about this giveaway: Leave THREE extra comments on THIS POST with the link to your post featuring the giveaway. Include the silver or gold ornament photo in your post and receive TWO extra entries! (Five total entries/comments for this step!)

6) Include an ornament photo and link to THIS POST on your sidebar through Midnight, December 10th then leave THREE extra comments on THIS POST with a link to your blog.

Got that??? Lots of comment options on THIS POST plus one extra entry per post on all my upcoming posts from now through December 10th. The point is to help spread the word about this terrific organization and their gorgeous creations so please, don't be shy about joining in and leaving multiple comments.

Everyone, everywhere is eligible to enter as long as you have a blog!

Giveaway and 10% discount ends at Midnight, Pacific Time, December 10, 2011 so swing by Highland Roses Design Collaborative Craft Studio (featured at Ruby Plaza) to shop!

I know it's a lot of commenting, but the Craft Studio is a great, great cause and $50 doesn't hurt either.

Winner will be drawn and notified December 11, 2011 and will have 48 hours to respond to my email with mailing address, or a new winner will be chosen. No affiliates please. All results are final. No hassles allowed :-)

So, are you in for the Giveaway?
Welcome to www.TheFIftyFactor.com - Joanna Jenkins

165 comments:

Brian Miller said...

first i follow, for sure.

Brian Miller said...

second, these are awesome...the silver one is so elegant and the colored ones are great too...i love the layers and texture...and for a great cause as well...awesome give away jj!

hope you had a great thanksgiving!

Brian Miller said...

silver bells is my fav for sure...i love the layers and textures like i said...

second fav is different drum 2....that whole series is really cool actually...

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

I follow of course!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

I love them both but especially the gold.

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

I like the Angels We Have Heard On High ornament.

Cloudia said...

if I used such things, THOSE would be the one's I'd wish to wwin!


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Pseudo said...

What a great cause and shop. On your post, I like the silver ornament ; -))

Pseudo said...

On their webpage, I like the autism awareness ornament. Plus I like that name. I have had an autistic student in my class consistently nearly every year and this year I have two. Both awesome and amazing kids.

Pseudo said...

Of course I follow you. And I stayed home in my jammies yesterday and didn't go near the stores.

Christine said...

either silver or gold will match my tree Joanna! Your collection is lovely.

oceangirl said...

Christmas is around the corner. I love anything gold because everything is kinda warm around my home. I am a follower JJ, and a stalker of The Fifty Factor! :)

Webster said...

I already follow you, of course, and I follow Cheaper than Therapy, too! So, even though I have already bought three oranaments to support what Attila does, I will enter your give-away just for fun. I never win these things, but a $50 Visa sounds pretty good to me! In lieu of that either silver or gold will be equally beautiful, but Silver is my first choice as it will hang nicely into January.

Be well,
Webster of hsfr.blogspot.com

Alison said...

I love the silver ornament! (And I'm sure it would post easily. :-))

Alison said...

Oh yes, I am a follower!

Alison said...

I am so impresssed by these! Because I'm a bit of a sucker for the traditional red and green Christmas colours, my favourite would have to be the Oh, Christmas Tree! Ornament.

Shrinky said...

What a great cause, and you are awesome to show such support for them, Of course I follow you!

Shrinky said...

I adore the silver ornament, isn't it stunning?

CiCi said...

Both silver and gold are so very lovely. If I had to choose, I would pick the silver ornament.

CiCi said...

I am one of your loyal followers.

CiCi said...

Since all my Christmas ornaments are angels, I fell off my chair for the ornaments called "Angels We Have Heard On High.

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

I follow!

CiCi said...

Ornament and link to your blog are in my sidebar now.

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

Silver please!

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

I like the quilted silver bells ornament.

CiCi said...

Ornament and link to your blog are in my sidebar, yeehaw.

CiCi said...

Ornament and link to your blog are in my sidebar, to remain there till your giveaway.

Anash said...

I would like the silver ornament! Thanks for this splendid giveaway

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Anash said...

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Thank you kindly.

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Anash said...

I like the Because I Like Red III Mostly from Highland!

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Anash said...

I like the Because I Like Red III Mostly from Highland!

anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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Anash said...

I like the Because I Like Red III Mostly from Highland!

anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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Anash said...

I like the Because I Like Red III Mostly from Highland!

anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com
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Anash said...

I like the Because I Like Red III Mostly from Highland!

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Anash said...

I blogged your giveaway: http://mommilitary.blogspot.com/2011/11/fifty-factor-silver-gold-and-cash.html

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Anash said...

I blogged your giveaway: http://mommilitary.blogspot.com/2011/11/fifty-factor-silver-gold-and-cash.html

anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

x2

Anash said...

I blogged your giveaway: http://mommilitary.blogspot.com/2011/11/fifty-factor-silver-gold-and-cash.html

anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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ladyfi said...

Wow ... what a great give-away. Count me in!

Love love those ornaments.

Taradharma said...

LOve the Gold ornament in particular!

Taradharma said...

I am now, officially, a follower!

Taradharma said...

oh, the Christmas Bear is my favorite!

Taradharma said...

just posted on my blog at http://taradharma.blogspot.com

Eva Gallant said...

I would love to win an ornament and gift card!

Eva Gallant said...

I am a follower already!

Eva Gallant said...

My favorite ornament is simply Fab in Purple!

otin said...

I like gold, but I really just stopped by to say hello!

Thank you for your nice remarks over at my place. :)

Taradharma said...

got the link and photo on my side bar, JJ. How much fun!

http://taradharma.blogspot.com

Taradharma said...

I need clarification, i.e. # of comments:
6) Include an ornament photo and link to THIS POST on your sidebar through Midnight, December 10th then leave THREE extra comments on THIS POST with a link to your blog.

You are asking for 3 comments about my linking on my sidebar? what are the 3 'extra' comments?

Chris H said...

Can I enter, not being in the USA an all? I hope so. Gold is me favourite.

Chris H said...

I am a follower too.
That's all I'm doing!

Pearl said...

Gold, please. :-)

Pearl said...

And of COURSE I'm a follower!

Pearl said...

But I am impatient and weird so I am heading over there and ordering some on my own.

I will, of course, be mentioning you, Ms. Jenkins!

Pearl

Hilary said...

Oh they're all lovely. I'll keep my comments to one entry though.. and I'll wish for the silver. Good luck to all. :)

Pearl said...

Just dropped a cool $30, Joanna. :-) We're rockin' Christmas for sure!

Pearl

Jessica T. said...

I think the gold ornament is beautiful so that would be my choice.
reklaw422 at hotmail dot com

Taradharma said...

just posted info on the giveaway on my blog at http://taradharma.blogspot.com

Taradharma said...

just posted info on the giveaway on my blog at http://taradharma.blogspot.com

Taradharma said...

just posted info on the giveaway on my blog at http://taradharma.blogspot.com

Taradharma said...

just posted info on the giveaway on my blog at http://taradharma.blogspot.com

Taradharma said...

got the link and photo on my side bar, JJ. How much fun!

http://taradharma.blogspot.com

Taradharma said...

got the link and photo on my side bar, JJ. How much fun!

http://taradharma.blogspot.com

Formerly known as Frau said...

Really nice ornaments and such a good cause.

Joyce said...

Not only are these beautiful, but her heart is full of gold too! Thank you both for a wonderful way to start the season. xo

Anne said...

I like the gold one.

Sndrdee said...

I would like the silver, please. It will match my tree skirt and Santa perfectly! Thank you for this giveaway.

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Heather said...

My favorite is the silver!

heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

Heather said...

Blog follower!

heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

Heather said...

My favorite is the 'Noel Quilted Ornament'!
#1

heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

Heather said...

My favorite is the 'Noel Quilted Ornament'!
#2

heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

Heather said...

My favorite is the 'Noel Quilted Ornament'!
#3

heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

Heather said...

My favorite is the 'Noel Quilted Ornament'!
#4

heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

Heather said...

My favorite is the 'Noel Quilted Ornament'!
#5

heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

Webster said...

Thanks Joanna, for telling me to put in two more comments. I will mention your giveaway on my blog, too.

Webster said...

Even though, as I said before, I am usually not very lucky with give-aways. I know, I know; I'm putting the wrong energy out into the universe.

Sarah said...

I love the ornaments...gold olease :)

Nezzy said...

Woohoo!!! I'm quite smitten with the silver ornament!!!

It would look scrumptious on my very country (I know shockin' isn't it?) Christmas tree. I'm in awe of the detail work here!

God bless ya sweetie and have a beautiful week and a fun giveaway!

Nezzy said...

Yep, 'feel me breathin' down the back of your neck.

I follow...not a weird stalkin' sorta way! Just sayin'......

Heeehehehe......

Nezzy said...

Bazaar as it may seem, my first pick would be the beautiful silver ornament. She did have quite the beautifully bright variety over there.

I dropped in and left her a comment too. I never visit without sayin' 'howdy'...it's just the way I fly.....

:o)

Taradharma said...

good monday morning to you, JJ! Here's my comment for today:

thank you for spreading the word about this great cause.

TALON said...

Coming to you via CiCi's blog. :)

These ornaments are so intricate and so unique and what a fantastic cause! Thank you for sharing this!

CiCi said...

My dear Joanna, I have a post on my blog about your giveaway.

http://liquidmindsoul.blogspot.com/2011/11/christmas-giveaway-and-worthy-cause.html

Hugs,
CiCi

CiCi said...

There is a post on my blog about your giveaway.

http://liquidmindsoul.blogspot.com/2011/11/christmas-giveaway-and-worthy-cause.html

CiCi

CiCi said...

There is a post on my blog about your giveaway.

http://liquidmindsoul.blogspot.com/2011/11/christmas-giveaway-and-worthy-cause.html

I am thrilled with the response on your blog to this worthy cause and to you.

CiCi

blueviolet said...

I think I'm partial to the silver.

blueviolet said...

I'm a follower!

Barbara said...

What a wonderful organization! I love that you're doing a giveaway to help spread the word. It's hard to choose, but if I had my druthers, I'd choose the gold one.

Barbara said...

I'm a follower!

bill lisleman said...

I'm a long time follower.

bill lisleman said...

If I win I'd like the gold.
Great idea too.

Tammy said...

oh my gosh, those are gorgeous ornaments, how to pick a color. I guess gold, I also guess I'm going to have to do some online shopping once I get home. Thanks for sharing about the site and what they do. Just awesome!!

Tammy said...

And I am a loyal follower as well.

siilenti said...

I love the silver!

siilentii27 at gmail dot com

siilenti said...

Im a GFC follower

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I am SO impressed at your generosity to Attila's Awesome Cause. Yeah YOU!

JC said...

I'd love gold ornament
tcarolinep at gmail dot com

JC said...

I'm a follower

JC said...

I like Green With Envy II Ornament
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JC said...

I like Green With Envy II Ornament
2

JC said...

I like Green With Envy II Ornament
3

JC said...

I like Green With Envy II Ornament
4

JC said...

I like Green With Envy II Ornament
5

JC said...

blogged.http://tcarolinep.blogspot.com/2011/11/giveawaythe-fifty-factor.html
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JC said...

blogged.http://tcarolinep.blogspot.com/2011/11/giveawaythe-fifty-factor.html
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JC said...

blogged.http://tcarolinep.blogspot.com/2011/11/giveawaythe-fifty-factor.html
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JC said...

blogged.http://tcarolinep.blogspot.com/2011/11/giveawaythe-fifty-factor.html
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JC said...

blogged.http://tcarolinep.blogspot.com/2011/11/giveawaythe-fifty-factor.html
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Webster said...

Joanna, you and Attila and AFV are awesome.

Webster said...

And I really mean that!

Anonymous said...

I would love to win the gold ornament and the visa card would come in handy to buy me something from a lingerie catalogue online I desperatly need.oh, what fun it would be to have new lingerie and the ornament would shout out happy holidays for a good long while, luv your blog..mjs from momanaddad00@clear.net

Unknown Mami said...

I am partial to the silver ornament.

Unknown Mami said...

I follow you.

Chris H said...

BLUE!!!! please

Ashley said...

I'd like the silver.

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Ashley said...

I'm a gfc follower.

hewella1 at gmail dot com

tmc480 said...

I would choose the gold one but I think they both are beautiful.
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tmc480 said...

I follow gfc

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tmc480 said...

1. I like the joy quilted ornament
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Alison said...

Hello! I love the silver ornament!

tmc480 said...

2. I like the joy quilted ornament
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tmc480 said...

3 I like the joy quilted ornament
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Alison said...

I'm a happy follower.

tmc480 said...

4 I like the joy quilted ornament
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tmc480 said...

5 I like the joy quilted ornament
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Alison said...

I love the Oh Christmas Tree ornament.

soccermom1 said...

I like the silver one
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soccermom1 said...

I follow
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soccermom1 said...

1. I like Autism Awareness Ornament II
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soccermom1 said...

2. I like Autism Awareness Ornament II
rjs682 at yahoo dot com

soccermom1 said...

3. I like Autism Awareness Ornament II
rjs682 at yahoo dot com

soccermom1 said...

4. I like Autism Awareness Ornament II
rjs682 at yahoo dot com

soccermom1 said...

5. I like Autism Awareness Ornament II
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Vodka Mom said...

follower!

Vodka Mom said...

and I LOVE the gold!!

Vodka Mom said...

and I could use the gift card for GROCERIES ...

Vodka Mom said...

Yes, I follow!!

Danielle T said...

the silver one would match our tree nicely :)
daniellex at gmail dot com

Fallingladies said...

Gold is my favorite!

Webster said...

Actually I like both of them.

Webster said...

Just because Attila and her crew do such good work.

Webster said...

Finally posted your giveaway on my sidebar!

ryanac32 said...

I like the gold ornament
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ryanac32 said...

I'm a follower
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ryanac32 said...

1. I like Love the Earth
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ryanac32 said...

2 I like Love the Earth
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ryanac32 said...

3 I like Love the Earth
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ryanac32 said...

4 I like Love the Earth
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ryanac32 said...

5 I like Love the Earth
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SE'LAH... said...

What a worthy cause. The vulnerable members of our society hold a special place in my heart.

Silver, it is. (fingers crossed). ;)

Chrisy said...

What an inspiring group of people...I am humbled...and not surprised at all that you're supporting them my friend. Gosh I'd be happy with any color!

Chrisy said...

...and yes am a 'follower'!

Webster said...

Oh what the heck, I'll try again. I haven't been coming every day. My Bad.

Webster said...

Oh yeah, I went over to Highland Roses and liked the quilted ornament the best.Since I already posted today, I'll just post this three more times. (My addled brain is so confused.)

Webster said...

Oh yeah, I went over to Highland Roses and liked the quilted ornament the best.Since I already posted today, I'll just post this three more times. (My addled brain is so confused.)

Webster said...

Oh yeah, I went over to Highland Roses and liked the quilted ornament the best.Since I already posted today, I'll just post this three more times. (My addled brain is so confused.)

Webster said...

Oh yeah, I went over to Highland Roses and liked the quilted ornament the best.Since I already posted today, I'll just post this three (make that four) more times. (My addled brain is so confused.)

Izzy said...

I'm not missing this giveaway! Their ornaments are just lovely (I especially like the autism awareness one). Having a brother who is mentally handicapped, this organization hits a little tender spot on my heart. Very kind of you to do this giveaway! Hugs.

Izzy

ReginaT said...

I would love the silver

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ReginaT said...

GFC follower

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ReginaT said...

Beat of a Different Drum Ornament

reginatrobee at gmail dot com

ReginaT said...

2nd would be beat of a different drum 2

reginatrobee at gmail dot com

ReginaT said...

3rd choice would be Beat of a Different Drum 3

reginatrobee at gmail dot com

ReginaT said...

4th

Eastern Star Ornament

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ReginaT said...

I'd Rather Have a Barbie Pink Ornament

is my 5th choice. lots of really nice ornaments. i listed 5 for the 5 entries


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Joanna Jenkins said...

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED.
Thank you all for entering.