Monday, June 1, 2009

Father's Day Fantabulous Giveaway

AND THE WINNERS ARE - First prize goes to Sarah! Check out her beautiful blog. Second prize goes to Nicole of Lillyella - good luck with BOB Nicole- keep him in line!

Father's Day is June 21st and I know your dad (or hubby, or grandpa or even yourself) would love to win one of the amazing prizes I am giving away here!

Yes, that's right I said PRIZES, as in plural, as in 2 amazing Father's Day goodies and that means 2 winners!

So in honor of my own dad who passed away when I was 18 (and who has a special connection to these fantabulous goodies) and my wonderful hubby; both of them avid repurposers, upcyclers, artists and amazing dads - the FIRST PRIZE is:

An amazing 15" square magnet board from Polarity made with a retro cedar record frame that was recycled from an old cedar barn and stained with a gorgeous honey stain. Inside the frame is a beautiful map fabric (dad really won't have to ask for directions now) which covers a piece of galvanized sheet metal which has also been repurposed. It comes with 5 matching 1.5" magnets which have been assembled from sustainable cork.



SECOND PRIZE is BOB. Bob is an acronym for “Bunch of Bolts, a creation in honor of SomethingWhimsical artist Vincent Corona-Evans' father (who also happened to be my father) who used to make robots out of nuts and bolts and copper tubing and pretty much anything else he came across. Sporting a timeworn look, these little guys come on a 20" ballchain and are super- fun to wear. Packaged within an antiqued, weather-worn box, each BOB comes with a very informative (and hysterically funny) 16-page mini-manual.





HOW TO WIN:

Leave a comment about a favorite Father's Day gift or memory OR check out either of these shops and let me know of a favorite item or something that you would like to see us offer - Polarity or SomethingWhimsical

For some big time additional entries:

(10) Follow my blog
(10) Twitter this post
(10) Blog about this contest, linking to this post

Let me know if you have done these things so I can give you additional entries. Enter up to once a day by leaving a comment.

DRAWING:

Midnight EST on Saturday, June 6th! Good luck!

FREE SHIPPING on any jewelry order in either of my shops through June 6th - Uncorked or Polarity by noting Father's Day Giveaway (or some such something) in the comments to seller section of your order and waiting for a quick refund!

90 comments:

Debi said...

Awesome. My favorite father's day gift to my dad was a wallet i made him at camp- he still has it. love the magnet board and love BOB!

Jingle said...

I still make my Dad his gifts most of the time. One of my favorite memories was a few years ago when I made him a small box to keep change and loose items in on his dresser. He loved it! He put it up there right away and even used it! What I really love, is that it is still there...sitting on his dresser holding tiny treasures!

Jingle said...

I am a follower!

Jingle said...

I tweeted! http://twitter.com/JustJingle/status/1991427511

Kandra said...

Jingle's on the ball:) I am a follower and I often purchase necklaces and buttons from you:) My favorite fathers day gift was the ice maker to put out at the lake. Everytime we are there, we're always low on ice and he just can't believe that we don't have enough ice or nobody got some from the marina so now he can't say a word because there is always ice:)

CeCe said...

I am giving my father a homemade car pillow this year for his neck! Love your shops and love these giveaways!

CeCe said...

I will twitter this 2nite

Sam Hober said...

Love the new artist lockets best!

Jennifer H. said...

wow. nice giveaways! I just purchased my first item from you and just discovered your blog! So cool.

Carmen said...

Wow! Great Giveaway!!! I *heart* BOB!!!

I follow your blog, of course. :)

Soggy Dog said...

just found you blog! Love it!
Great Dad's day gift!!! :) - Kim

Wehaf said...

I love the HouseofSixCats DREAM Recycled Magnetic LOCKET SET By Polarity!

urchiken at gmail dot com

Becky Pool said...

When I was about 5 I made this pencil holder for my dad out of a tin can and some masking tape and painted it with shoe polish to make it look like leather. It was a mess but he put in on his office desk and still has it at home and uses it today. I'm 25 now. It makes me smile every time I see it :)

Thanks so much for this giveaway! I'm crossing my fingers!



rebekahjpool@gmail.com

Aik said...

I love the BE UNIQUE Recycled Magnetic LOCKET SET By Polarity. I'm thinking of giving my father something special this year...

aikychien@yahoo.com

Aik said...

I'm now following your blog. One comment is enough for ten entries, right?

aikychien@yahoo.com

Aik said...

http://twitter.com/aikychien/status/1999741548

~Happily tweeted!~

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janetfaye said...

I like TINYARTBYJMULLIN Floral Recycled Magnetic LOCKET SET By Polarity.

Thank you!

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janil said...

I love both shops!!!! I choose FLAUNT IT BABY Magnetic Recycled LOCKET BRACELET SET by Polarity!

Thanks! This is a great giveaway!

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janil said...

follower!
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JJ said...

I love Polarity...can't remember why I came across it in the first place but it is a great shop. I love the JUST MARRIED Recycled Steel Magnet Board!

Danimum said...

Dani Staeb, My favorite Father's Day memory was making my dad a Wish List Card from a Thrifty Nickle.

noblegnome said...

What a fantabulous giveaway! I lost my dad/hero two years ago but have amazing memories of going hiking with him on just about every father's day. He had a gift for attracting birds and I would feel like snow white with a trail of birds behind us:-). Hey tell your brother he needs to make some dog BOBs!
I am a follower and am about to tweet. Have a grand one! Oh, you're in my treasury right now.

janice said...

made a birdhouse with my dad for father's day and he still has it- love your shops- I think BOB needs to be a BOBBETTE

Bad Day Ben Designs said...

Those magnetic lockets are so creative! And I'm getting a kick out of BOB - my dad's name is Bob, so that would kind of be perfect for him :).

He'd also like the magnet board... and if he didn't, I'd happily keep it for myself!

Bad Day Ben Designs said...

I'm now following your blog!

baddayben (at) gmail (dot) com

Carapace said...

Hmm, I don't really have any good father's day gifts...never had one of my own! And my father in law always just wants to go out to eat...but he would so love that map-magnetboard!

And my grandpa would love the BoB! Heck, I love the BoB! He's so very cute!

My favorite Something Whimsical item is the locket-pendants. They're the best! But I could wish there was Etsy artist pendant after my shop, if you like.;)

carapacenator(at)gmail.com

spearmint baby said...

my favorite item in the store is the SEE JANE PLAY Recycled Magnet Board

i am about to follow as www.spearmintbaby.com and my email is spearmintbaby@gmail.com

sarsosari said...

I made my dad a tiny little weaved rug...if you want to call it that in art class one year. It was orange and blue...Go Broncos. It was hideous, but he liked it (or pretended to!!)

sarsosariATgmailDOTcoom

sarsosari said...

I follow :)

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mudpuppy said...

I am a HUGE fan of both Polarity and SomethingWhimsical. How could I possibly choose one thing? I choose it all!! Now you can send me my winning prize. LOL xoxo ~M

Jenny M. said...

I make my dad a super deluxe card every year- sounds lame- but it is a pop up card this year that I have been working on for days already!
love both shops!

Claire said...

Ok- well my favorite father's day gift that I gave my husband was a silhouette of our kids profiles that was made by Polarity- hehe! True but I admit to kissing up a bit!

lillyella said...

hey cat! What a fun and fantabulous giveaway! I have to say this year, fathers day will really be special to me with all that has been going on with my dad. Having him here still and hoping it wont be the last. Not knowing will be the hard part, but we'll take it day by day.

I follow your blog!

nicole @ lillyella :)

balanced. said...

I've found a new fav shop with Polarity, am loving that map board.

I also love this, JOURNEY Recycled Magnetic LOCKET SET, though. So clever!

denise said...

I'd love to see you make magnets out of more motives! bottlecaps would be cool.

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Kyndra said...

My favorite gift I gave my father was a collage of family pictures, and I mean OLD family pictures. I think he hid it later, because I had one of him shirtless, lol.

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Newfangled said...

I love the GREEN GARDEN Giant CORK Magnets by Polarity

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Sam said...

love everything in both shops- love the Bob being fafled 2!!

TopHat said...

I like Bob in the Buff from something whimsical!

TopHat said...

I follow!

Meninheira said...

What an amazing giveaway!! Ohhhhhhhh I cross all my fingers :D

My favorite father's gif is a T-Shirt with the hands of the child stamped :)

meninheira at gmail dot com

Hugsss from Spain :)

Sydney said...

I love the Urban Couture RECYCLED Cedar MagnetBoard by Polarity!

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Sydney said...

I follow your blog :)

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Mia said...

FABRIC Recycled Magnetic LOCKET SET By Polarity
this I love!!

Mia said...

and I follow too:)

Lisa said...

One of my most memorable father's day gift is a calendar and bookmark set I made him in elementary school. The calendar was a disaster, with glitter and glue everywhere. I don't think he actually used it either. But the bookmark he still keeps in his bible.
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Catherine said...

I remember making a bird house with my dad. It was simple, but it was a very happy time.

Catherine said...

Following your blog...

Nikki said...

my husband's favorites are time off to go golfing or something so we give him coupons for hours here and there- hehe- love both shops!

Gina Belo said...

My dad's favorite father's day gift was season passes to the local theater- he only made about half of them but he loved it!

JaMean said...

The BOB necklace is AWESOME. :)

Nanalulu said...

The origami mini recycled magnets lockets are fun, I like those!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24854971

Love the giveaway too. My dad will be 85 3 days before father's Day, & he is the greatest man alive!

Chelsey said...

I love the map magnet board! BOB is also great! Thanks for the giveaways!

I love the Father's Day Shirt I gave my husband the year after our son was born. It was a "Greatest Father 2004" shirt from Old Navy and I put my son's footprint on the sleeve with acrylic paint. It's simple and sweet and my hubby wears it all the time!

mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Susan Goodell said...

Fabulous giveaway and very generous of you too. I just received my first necklace from your Polarity etsy shop and it was the unconventional set and I am beyond pleased. It is adorable and I can't wait to keep collecting more and more of the pieces. I think it's great you are offering all the different etsy artists. There are so many talented people is this world.

Jan said...

fave father's day gift was a map necktie- which as a matter of fact would work great with this magnetboard!

Jan said...

tweeted 2 and follow this blog

Chris said...

My favorite gift is probably different from my dad's... but mine is from when I was old enough to understand his interests. I got him some books about globalization and it's affect on, well, the world...and a book about modernization. He really loved them, and I was happy I could get him something he really enjoyed.

danunepthys(at)hotmail(dot)com

Chris said...

I follow!

danunepthys(at)hotmail(dot)com

Cyndy said...

I gave my dad a photo collage of a trip we took together- he actually cried and he NEVER cries!!

Cyndy said...

will totally tweet this

Bella said...

My memory is of my dad when I was in kindergarten. My mom was away on a business trip and she used to always braid my hair before school. My dad had never braided hair before but he really tried. It looked not so great but at least he cared enough to try. I miss him!

rachel(dot)n(dot)stephens(at)gmail(dot)com

geena said...

love BOB and everything in Polarity- especially the magnet boards!!

Jessica V. said...

my favorite dad gift was one year we surprised him with a fishing trip and he caught the biggest fish of his life (or so he says)

Nothing But Soap said...

We got my dad this mug one year that was "the rule according to dad" it all the sayings he used to say that I didn't get until I became a parent. The one that sticks out the most is "close the door are you trying to heat the world" My kids will stand there with the door open when it is 10 below freezing!

fleurfatale said...

hm, I folloow this blog and I twittered the give away,
these creations are really cooli ooh would like to win and give as present to my hub, we'll see!

Nothing But Soap said...

I tweeted!

queenoftheclick said...

My husband would say the best gifts he has been given is just a great meal. He's very sweet.

But I think the best gifts have been a photo album, electronics (he likes flashlights) home depot gift cards and a gift card for books.

I would love to win the magnet board from Polarity because my husband would totally love it because he likes recycling. For Christmas, I gave him cloth shopping bags for the grocery store and he loves them! I think he would be in love with the old cedar barn frame. We're buying a new house and this would be the perfect accent to his office.

queenoftheclick said...

I follow

Noelle said...

I follow your blog & I have one of those INCREDIBLE map boards! Just brought it into my new room to organize orders & it's so freakin' awesome!

Yay!

Wonderful giveaway Cat!

Joby said...

My dad was killed tragically when I was two so I never got to make him a gift. His grave is in Waterford and I try to get over occasionally on Fathers day and visit.
Now my husband is the great Dad the type I imagined mine would be.
His greatest gift he always said is to have his three fave people, me and my two children wake him up on Fathers Day and he says thats his day complete.

Really stunning Giveaway, love the board

Joby said...

Been following a while now

Joby said...

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Helen Rawlinson said...

I also lost my dad at just 17 so have missed out on the father's day fun for quite a while. My dad was a whisky drinking, big cigar smoking larger than life character with a handle bar moustache. If he was around now I'd just give him a big hug for being such a great dad.
Love your ideas and am now a follower!
Helen

Lory said...

Hi Cat!

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/MrsMabe/status/2057310213

I follow your blog!

I blogged: http://the-sunshine-studio.blogspot.com/2009/06/weekend-happenings.html

I'm lovin' the Love Me Do Magnet Board in your shop. ♥

Lory
lorymabe@gmail.com

Jessica V. said...

My dad passed away last year so this is my first father's day w/o him- it will be bittersweet because it is my husband's first father's day- we will be giving him a lunch out! Love both your shops.

Jessica B said...

tweeted

Jessica V said...

follow your blog- it is very funny BTW

June Shin said...

I would say my favorite father's day gift would be a scarf that I knit him. It makes him look so stylish. :)

I also follow your blog and on twitter, and will be tweeting about it in a sec!

Arin said...

My eldest child-daughter was born on Fathers Day-could it have been any better???

arianiah@hotmail.com

uncorked said...

A big thanks to everyone who took the time to enter this one- the winners will be drawn Sunday night!

xo- Cat :)