Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Stampin' Up Sweepstakes!!!

Good Morning! Okay people, I have asked nicely quite a few times, and now I'm sick of playing nice. I'm getting down and dirty; that is dirty with Stampin' Up stuff, I mean. You see, I put a counter on my blog a few weeks ago, and I am getting a minimum of 40 hits per day on this blog. The problem is I only have ten followers signed up. The more followers a blog gets, the higher it goes in the search engines. For a person who is trying to really get my name out there and known, this is a game I must play.

First things first, I will never share your information with anyone! I may use it for special offers for Royal Ranch products, but you would want that anyway as Spring time will see lots of changes here at The Royal Ranch. I will be expanding my manure collection, I am getting ready to take Naked Johnny (our logo for Naked~Nure) retail, and we will also be selling one of a kind, hand picked, and very hardy wildflower seeds. Not to mention that my book is almost done and I am getting ready to market it hard. Marcel and I will be going to schools, nursing homes, and anywhere else we are allowed to read our book and get our story out there!

My followers and dedicated readers are always the first to know when we have something new and different going on here, and rightfully so. I plan on doing special discounts for my followers, and hopefully this is just one of many giveaways that will be available on this blog. While I would really like to not play the games of "the big man", it seems in my own beneift to do so in this case. I can't see a better way of getting my writing out there in the world wide web.


So, I asked my blogging mentors how they got so many followers. Every single one of them came back with one word "Giveaways!" Everyone likes to win something, and I have some great sweepstakes and contest ideas...just you wait, this is only the beginning of my bribery-ha! My Mom (who has been a Stampin' Up! representative for many years now) was so very generous to donate today's prizes; as a matter of fact she gave me so much nice stuff that I am splitting the prize into two; this makes it more fun for me, as I will get to notify two happy winners instead of just one. So, here are the details on the prizes:


Prize #1:
1 pkg. Purely Pomegranate card stock (24 sheets total)


1 Purely Pomegranate stamp pad


1 Blue Bayou stamp pad


1 River Rock stamp pad


1 set Alpha Shadows stamps


1 set So Many Scallops stamps


Prize #2:
1 pkg. Groovy Guava card stock (24 sheets total)


1 Groovy Guava stamp pad


1 River Rock stamp pad


1 Around & About stamp set


1 Around the Block stamp set


1 Big Blossom stamp (large approx 4" diameter)


To Enter:

  1. Become a "Follower" of this blog. To do so, just click on the Follow link at the bottom of the left hand column, it will take you through a few quick steps to sign up for great daily humor and stories about our life on the ranch!  To receive this blog in your in box, you can also sign up for it to come to you via e-mail about a day after I post.


For extra entries:
  1. Blog about this sweepstakes and my blog (don't forget to leave me a link in the comment section).
  2. Leave a comment about what you like about my blog.

 It is very easy to get two entries, if not three, and the chances of winning are even higher with two prizes available; so tell your friends. I will randomly draw two winners at noon on Thursday December 10, 2009.  I was trying to get pics of the prizes, but my camera is on the blink; all the more reason to check out Mom's website!
If you are not familiar with Stampin' Up!, there is a few things I would like to share with you about these products. First and foremost, the company has been a great one for my Mom to work with; she has been able to earn a cruise each year, for many years, with them. Also, the quality of product is higher than with any other stamp stuff I have worked with; I have stamp pads that are probably getting close to seven years old and they still work great. The very best part is that all of these high quality products are made right here in the good old USA! So, spread the word and become a follower of a blog that I hope you really enjoy and possibly win some great prizes in the process!

An addition as of 12-9-09:  I have found a great random number generator which I will use to determine the winners.  I'm not sure if pulling the names out of a hat is still acceptable, but I don't have a hat that big-ha!


Make a miracle today!


57 comments:

Daisy said...

I'm not a stamper, but friends who use these products love them.

Kathleen W. said...

I've been a follower for a while, and I'm going to add this to my Weekend Contest Love listing for you this weekend. Hopefully you'll get more followers!

But count me in anyway, as I would love to make some cool things. Their holiday stuff is lovely!

Kellie Conklin said...

I love that your blog is so real! i especially loved the post about the Great Dane puppy you took in, we love dogs at my house too! thanks for the giveaway!

Royal Ranch said...

Hi guys,
I forgot to mention that of course I will include my crrent dedicated followers, just leave me a comment about what you like at this blog, and that's one entry!
Thanks for your continued support,
Judy

SCLAY said...

I LOVE "Stampin up" & all the "in" colors. Your blog is great. Sure hope I am one of the winners & Thanks so much for the "giveaway". Your Mom is the best!!!

lfhpueblo said...

I subscribed via email too.

lfhpueblo said...

I joined to be a follower.

lfhpueblo said...

I like that you're also a Colorado native.

CardKraz said...

Hi, I came accross your blog today and became a follower! I too am a SU demonstrator and love all the wonderful ideas and inspiration I get from different blogs. Hope we can be "blog" buddies!!

Donna
www.cardkraz.blogspot.com

abfantom said...

I'm a email subscriber

abfantom at yahoo dot com

CrazyDaisy said...

I follow your blog. I am a stamper and this would be great to win.

mogrill said...

I love that your from Colorado. Me too! Thanks for the chance.
mogrill@comcast.net

carol said...

I am a following...I am a big scrapper and stamper and would love to win this...thanks for the great giveaway

Janna @ Feed Your Pig said...

I love the calming colors of your blog makes it easy to read!

Janna @ Feed Your Pig said...

I am a new follower!

Thanks for entering me! Great Contest!

Janna Johnson
janna@FeedYourPigBlog.com
jannajanna@hotmail.com
www.FeedYourPigBlog.com

Nickolay said...

I am a new follower. Looks good so far

nickolay

jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com

southerninspiration said...

I agree that a giveaway is a way to get new followers. I also agree that it is confusing to have many readers but few followers, or even many followers but hardly any comments. A giveaway will indeed make that increase! I am a SLaHOME consultant so I am all about helping out other small business owners. I do have a lot of Stampin Up stuff, as I was in a club for a while....just haven't stamped in a while. I'll join in the giveaway if I may, and I'd love to sign up to follow you to help you out. Good luck!
I look forward to being inspired by your work!

Suzanne

Thrifty and Chic Mom said...

I follow through email

Thrifty and Chic Mom said...

I just discovered you but so far I like your fire, it shows in your writing!

Andrea said...

I am a blog follower.
simplyandreah at gmail dot com

Molly C. said...

I am following.

crystal said...

These sound great,i have been crafty lately and love trying new products!!
I am an email subscriber:)
cyclona66(at)aol(dot)com

terri142 said...

I follow your blog. Thanks for the great giveaway!

terri142 said...

I love the whole subject matter of your blog. I am always looking for ways to live a little greener.

Anonymous said...

I love the blog, and the variety in the sweepstakes!

erma said...

I am a new follower.
erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

Kimberly said...

I'm a follower and subscriber. I love these stamps for making packages from my small home business extra special. Thank you!

Hotsnotty2 said...

I'm a follower, thanks!

Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

Randominities said...

I am a follower.

Randominities said...

I loved your puppy poem. How sweet!

Valeen said...

I am now a follower and am glad I stumbled up on this site! What I like about this site is you seem to keep your priorities straight. You are honest in your blogging about parenting, and running a small business. I like that you also are trying to be "green". How could you not be while living in beautiful Colorado!

mom2anutball said...

I'm following and I love these stamps!
Thanks!
hawkgirl_16 {at} hotmail {dot} com

Jammie said...

I follow your blog

Smart Cents Mom said...

I am a follower. Thanks!
skstigger@hotmail.com

Pamela S said...

New follower on GFC. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

Pamela S said...

Well I like many things about your blog, but have to say I really enjoyed your Dec. 8th post about thanking our soldiers. Great idea. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

Jinxy and Me said...

I'm a follower! Thanks for the giveaway!

Sahm Lee said...

Follower. Very neat blog and wish you lots of luck with it! Thanks for the contest!
airalynn@gmail.com

chazvgo said...

I follow :)
chazvgo

checkers said...

Following your blog now by google connect!
skyskyaa11(at)gmail.com

checkers said...

Your page is calming and inviting on your blog and I like that it isn't all busy and jumbled how some are. The tiny print of pattern was interesting that you used to each side of your blog, I like it

naynays1 said...

I joined to be a follower. Love your blog.

mightynaynay(at)cs.com

lilyk said...

I follow your blog.

lilyk said...

I like the giveaways you have on your blog. ;0D

amy said...

i love the giveaways you have.happy holidays.
amy16323(at)gmail(dot)com

dreamcleavers said...

dreamcleavers@yahoo.com
i am now a follower

dreamcleavers said...

dreamcleavers@yahoo.com
i like that your site is simple it doesn't freeze my computer like many do

dvice said...

I'm following your blog, thanks.

purango said...

I signed up as a follower. What do I do now? garrettsambo@aol.com

Happi Shopr said...

i follow (Happi Shopr).

trinitygd at yahoo dot com

Swtlilchick said...

I am following you (Charlene)
and also signed up for email

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Swtlilchick said...

I like your blog because you do so much for the environment and your
blog is very interesting,good writer

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giggling kids said...

I am a follower via google friend connect!

heatherstamper09@aol.com

one6ylady said...

I was checking in without following, but have now joined your Google Friend Connect followers as one6ylady

one6ylady(at)aol(cot)com

one6ylady said...

I also signed up for your email newsletter

one6ylady said...

I'm on the board of a local wateshed protection group (a non-profit) so I love the fact that you're running a "green" blog. Green is KEEN!

one6ylady said...

My Twitte is my daily blog, so I tweeted your site here http://twitter.com/one6ylady/status/6555941686

I have 425 followers, so I hope it brings you more followers yourself!