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Winners of the Holiday Blog Hop!

Posted on by xtine in Frontpage Blog, Literary Outfits | 2 Comments
I’ve been asked to post the winners…and here they are:
I have to tell you, I was having some organizational issues.
I got results from the judges based on the polyvore sets, and some had emails and some didn’t. Some put them inside the set comments and some were in the blog comments. Some had names and some didn’t. Sometimes the name was in the blog and the email was with the set. It was kind of frustrating. Like herding cats. Next year, I’m using a form.
Big winner: californiazgold@gmail.com (no name)
Winners of print books
a_breen@yahoo.com (Ash Breen)
Winners of eBooks
kimberlycsquires@Att.net (Kimberly)
syndiasia@yahoo.com (name is Jenn Gruenberg)
mcv111@hotmail.com(Monica vargo)
zoolinvale@gmail.com (craig smith)
Christina Busby Christyandjosh04@aol.com

Holiday Blog Hop!

Posted on by xtine in Frontpage Blog, Literary Outfits | 27 Comments

Honestly, I’m as lost as you are. I’m just doing what the voices on Indie Writers Unite tell me. And what they told me to do, is to set up a giveaway with prizes and a fun contest. Well, I love all that, so here we go!

Start here and when you’re done, hit that icon over to the right. The green sunshiney one. Hop around to all the different blogs and do some contests.

THE CONTEST

This is a fashion blog, so we’re doing something fun and fashionable. We’re creating outfit sets. Now, don’t be scared or turned off if you’re a guy. One, if you leave me an email address in the comments section, or on my  facebook author page, you’re entered into a drawing for one of 5 free ebooks. So if you don’t want to do the fashion thing you don’t have to.

But you should. Because it’s fun and if you have a sense of humor, you can really have a blast being anti fashion. And if you do a fashion set you can win a print book (or a hat and scarf set from Guess? but if you’re a guy, well, maybe it’s not for you)

Okay, enough.

Go to polyvore.com and sign in.

ID: bloghop

password: iwubloghop

Go to Create up on top there. Click on “SET.”

Make me something. Leave me your email address in the set comments. You can publish it or save it as a draft. I and the judges will see it in either case.

WHAT WAS THAT ABOUT JUDGES?

We have celebrity judges!

 

Dominic Sabella

Dominic is design director at Tommy Bahama. He’s been a fashion designer since…well, I won’t say. What I will say is that he has a wicked sense of humor and a sense of style that’s just about as spot-on as it gets.

Emily Ellerbeck

Emily wrote a bio. But what I want to say is I worked with her for 5 years at Guess and not only was she the bomb to work with, she got my baby daughter the single best outfit she owns. It wore out before she grew out of it.

Combining her love for warm weather and fashion, Emily packed her bags and moved from a cold winter in Iowa to sunny Los Angeles in 2000.  She has applied her passion for knitwear design to successfully design for companies such as global retailer Guess, and premium lifestyle brand Dylan George.  Although knitwear design is her first passion, she also makes time for SPX fitness classes, walks with her darling Pomeranian, cooking, and dinners out with her amazing boyfriend.

CAN WE GET TO THE PRIZES PLEASE?

Right on!

If you choose not to do a polyvore set, you’re still in the running for one of 5 ebooks of Dead Is the New Black, and one surprise mystery to be gifted through Amazon or Barnes and Noble (your call).

If you do a set, it gets good. Our judges will pick the top 6 sets. Five winners will get a print copy of Dead Is the New Black. One winner will get a fabulous hat and scarf set from Guess?

IS THAT IT?

Nope. You’ll also be entered into a drawing for a Kindle Fire. yes, a real live piece of electronics that I myself chipped in to buy. So you know I want one of my peeps to win.

I hope you enjoy this contest! Best of luck!