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Monday, February 28, 2011

Blog Giveaway ALERT

Have you been to  
Well hurry on over---- 
She is hosting a giveaway for her "girlie" Lisa over at ToldUso !!

The prize???.....any hat from her shop...or a custom hat of your choosing!!
(and there are so many to chose from)
This is one of my Favs - why?? - well because I have one :) 
Hurry deadline is midnight March 10th :)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

WINNERS announced

Thank you everyone that entered my BLOG GIVEAWAY.
Winner were chosen using and were "thrown in the pot" 3 times some with multiple entries and this is what happened.

the WINNERS are:
((((( Drum roll please))))

My camera necklace WINNER is:  Talia Halliday from CONDUIT PRESS
Just tell me what "lens" color you'd like 


My hand stamped Tree of Life necklace WINNER is: Susan Koutalakis
Let me know the name you'd like on it and metal color choice-

and the WINNER of an ImageBlok from Magnetic BlokHaus is: Diana Garcia from LA BELLA MIA
Email me image in JPG format of what you'd like on the blok

You can email me your info and your addy's where to send your gifts to

Stay tuned for the next giveaway when we reach 2000 fans and one that will be run by a popular Mommy blog :)

Anna :)

Monday, February 21, 2011

Do you know me?? GIVEAWAY

So it is time for a new GIVEAWAY
HOORAY - We've reached 2200 fans on Twitter 650 ♥ on Etsy and we're almost at 1400 "Likers" on Facebook (if you like as a page it counts as -0-)

Each person that enters will have a chance to win my camera necklace, a hand stamped Tree of Life necklace, and an ImageBlok from Magnetic BlokHaus 
Once a winner is chosen for one item then everyone gets another chance for the next item :)
There are several chances for you to enter and some people have already earned 1 entry via last week's game  called "What is this Creation?"

Here are the rules:  1 items from each category = ONE entry 
Example: Category #1 item #3 and Category #2 and #2 = 1 entry
You can choose any combination and as many times per day.

(post reply on Facebook or  Twitter or Blog).
  1. Become a fan on Facebook or  Twitter and repost/retweet this blog post. (Don't forget to TAG me or POST link below or I won't know you did it)
  2. Visit my Etsy Store and post what is you favorite item.
  3. Visit my ArtFire Store and post what is you favorite item.
#2 DO YOU KNOW ME?? (post replies on Facebook or  Twitter or Blog).
  1. Tell me what Branch of the U.S. Armed Forces I served in.
  2. Name at least 1 Organization I support and donate to.
  3. What is my 1st name?
  4. What other language (s) do I speak??
  5. What was the answer to "What is this creation"
Most of the answers you will find on my bio on social sites or by just "listening in" 
Many of you are fans already so that is easy just add from category #2 and you have an entry, :)

Good Luck----oh and it will run until I reach 1400 "Likers" on Facebook (if you like as a page it counts as -0-) then a winner will be chosen by
So hurry spread the word and hope you answer faster then most. (Entries will not be accepted after 12:00afternoon or 12:00midnight the day we reach 1400 (central US time) -this is to help the delay with international posts and new fans)

and Thank You!!!


Friday, February 18, 2011

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Did you hear about the giveaway that Lisa from TOLDUSO 
is hosting on her BLOG for

The winner will get this beautiful pillow which she hand stitched her self with the famous word Love
The Giveaway runs NOW until Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Winner will be announced onThursday the 24th
 SO HURRY !!!!!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

So I asked everyone to guess on the below post on facebook - it is for my upcoming giveaway.

"What do you think this creative thing is???"
"HINT:  Ok so what do you think of when your 5 year old is quiet in his room??? Hmmmmm!!! Well he is VERY creative and usually cuts his shirts or pants, draws on the walls-his body or clothes, cuts out my coupons.... but this time it was something COMPLETELY different - have you seen the pic? it involves SCISSORS and..............."
You all had some great ideas and creative imaginations........
" Did he give his stuffed animals a haircut? " "cut his sisters hair? " "Are you making feathers?" "my guess is a guinea pig" "It looks like my mess the other day when I trimmed the fur on my winter boots...LOL!" "Did he watch Edward Scissorhands recently?"
BUT the answer is neither - HE TRIMMED HIS DOG's "LADY's" HAIR ........... plus


BOYS!!!!! gotta love them.

So now that you know --- i have a surprise for you.    To everyone that guessed CORRECTLY (DOG or OWN hair is ok) you get 1 FREE ENTRY to my next GIVEAWAY Plus $5 off anything $10 and up in my ETSY or ARTFIRE store.
***** CONGRATS ***** 
and Thanks for playing "What do you think this creative thing is???"


Saturday, February 12, 2011

FACEBOOK UPGRADE - some results

Hello All,

So i am trying a test (several of them actually)  
i hope it helps you a bit while going through the "madness" of FB and their ever changing .....well changes :)


1.  I posted one status as ARTIBILITY on ARTIBILITY page and the other as Anna and i wanted to see who sees what post and all.
Fan comment:
"Guess what, when I am signed in under paintingbyeileen I no longer see it, why is that? And I get notifications on my page, when I am signed in that way but not as Eileen, oh my Lord, how confusing is this? Maybe that is why no one is seeing me, this is not good!"

2.  I tried to post or comments on others pages that i AM A FAN of as ARTIBILITY and i could not - some i had to relike and some just didn't let me - said i didn't have permissions
Fan comment:
"Interesting...when I come to your page under my personal page I'm able to comment. I can't comment on this page under my fan page unless I "like" this page first. "Liking" a page while as a fan page adds that page to your page's "likes" and apparently we can only add 500 pages to our fan page "likes". No wonder my head is spinning!" 

KM from says:
"Here is the big things I have found out so far this morning. IF you are on as your FAN PAGE identity then you can fan up to 500 people, however, fan pages can NOT write on anyone else wall unless they are already a fan. YOUR favorite PAGES from your fan pages have now been AUTOMATICALLY LIKED and you are now FAN'S of them through your FAN PAGE - this will take away from the 500 listed above. That all being said I know there are MANY more things, issues and FUN to keep us going for about 2 years, but my best suggestion is that until all the kinks and changes are worked out DO NOT FAN anyone other than those you really need to. ...COMMENT on peoples pages - personal or fan pages - with your PERSONAL identity and try not to get so mad you through the computer out the window! I hope I helped. 
P>S> there are a couple of changes you need to make on all your FAN Page - you need to do these under BOTH your personalities!! THIS IS ALL VIA YOUR FAN PAGE 1. go to edit page make sure the ONLY ADMINS'... box is UN CHECKED. 2. make sure there are NO countries listed as COUNTRY RESTRICTIONS These are very important, and again, you need to do them under BOTH your personal and Fan page identity ON your FAN PAGE!! ~KM"
3.  I could not see peeps that were my favs in my feed as ARTIBILITY - what i do see is that when you are a page you have to CHANGE YOUR SETTINGS (where MOST RECENT IS) there is a edit options area - you choose whether you want to ONLY see pages/PPL you interact with the most - just favs or EVERYONE :) Even though you did it before - you might have to redo it
Fan comment:
"Ok, only the pages you had marked as favorites by your fan page will show in your feeds when you are in as you fan page. Does that make sense? So I can see you as both, but it's only because your page was a favorite of The Pine Cone Tea Cup."

4. Edit/review you PAGE settings - on mine it changed to something i didn't change it to (category) - my biz was listed as business/plumbing HAHAHAHA
Fan comment:
"mine was airport! LOL"  

5.  Although you shortened your PAGE some of your page names are no longer short - you can do this by going to

6. I just noticed too that if you fanned a page and hit like or commented you will get a notification when someone comments on that page or person under your PERSONAL.  if you do the same under PAGE - then you get separate notifications - don't forget to refresh when you switch or you'll get errors :)

7. Some apps like ARTFIRE & ETSY didn't work - on mine I redid the apps as ARTIBILITY - maybe that helps? Some just don't load at all some take long time (and i work on a very fast Mac) so if your landing page is your store CHANGE IT ASAP (suggestion of course)

8.   I commented on something, and it's showed my comment on my Wall. Who can see this story? Info from FACEBOOK PAGES/HELP - The only people that can see the story about your comment are those who can see the content you commented on. For example, if you commented on a photo that only you and your friend can see, only you and your friend would be able to see the story on your Wall.

9.  AWESOME - using page as ARTIBILITY when i hit share on my items i share with my fans instead of personal page - Kudos for the @facebook

10.  when ppl post to your wall - switch to ADMIN VIEW to see it - wonder how tagging will work now - also as ADMIN you see your hidden posts - this is in place of the SPAM - check often most ppl's posts ended up there
Thanks to all that commented and did my test and gave their suggestions, opinions and shared info.  FACEBOOK has a page for this - but as the kinks are straightened out we all need to share what our pages are doing - many of us have own FAN PAGES but we are also each other's customers and fans.
Lets hold hands (no not sing kumbaya LOL) but to help one another be successful.
Thank you & enjoy the ride,
Disclaimer:  comments - post & suggestions are merele just that and do not reflect the comment - opinion & suggestion of Facebook or any other individual-page or company unless specified