Thursday, December 16, 2010

It's A Bowdabra Christmas! Review and GIVEAWAY! CLOSED!

Oh, how I wish that my digital camera hadn't bit the dust! This year, we started a new Christmas tradition! I have mentioned the Bowdabra here and here. My intentions were good about getting to using it, but gosh darn it! Halloween and Thanksgiving passed...I just never got to it...then, I had a talk with Sandy Sandler, founder of the Bowdabra and Crafters 4 Kids, who was so very sweet! She actually told me to take a peek at the Bowbabra store and see what I liked.

I was AMAZED! The Christmas ribbon is absolutely gorgeous! Of course, because there were so many to pick from, I couldn't even decide what I liked. But, I finally narrowed it down to - LOL - five different ones. Would you believe that Sandy decided that she wasn't just going to SEND ME ALL 5 THAT I CHOSE - she sent me 5 more of the same ones to give away! (How's that for some incentive to start using the Bowdabra?)

Now, before I get to that part...because I'm getting a little ahead of myself...I have to talk about the box that came. You know by now that the children lose their minds every time a box comes in the mail. Well, this time was no different. It was a fairly large box! When I opened it, though, I was SHOCKED. Okay, when you look at the ribbon online, there is no way to really comprehend the size of it...



Let me give you an idea. The diameter of the reels were about a foot! Here I'm expecting some - you know - regular reels of ribbon. I couldn't believe it! Then, the ribbon is over 2 inches wide and has the wire in it to shape it and form it...



So, out came the Bowdabra...I had about 12 hands trying to help me get the Bowdabra out, choose the first ribbon we were going to use, grab the scissors (STOP!!! BE CAREFUL!!!)...oh, my goodness, we were soooo ready to Bowdabra!



Look, for anyone who has little kids, those glass ornaments can be a pain in the butt, can't they? You have to make sure that you hang them above the reach of their incessant little hands. With big, fluffy bows, though...there's absolutely nothing to worry about! They can yank them off the tree and squish and mush them and the worst thing that can happen is a squished, mushed bow. :)

Aren't the colors/patterns that I picked just awesome? We decorated the whole tree with BIG, Fluffy bows, and although my husband thinks it's a bit gaudy, the kids and I think it's spectacular - and you should see the lights reflect through the ribbon! Talk about amazing! I think that it looks like a department store Christmas Tree!

I also did a couple for the front railings outside and a couple for the lamp posts at the front door. The tree is topped with the candy-cane looking ribbon. The bows themselves are literally 8-12 inches in diameter!

GIVEAWAY!

 I am going to randomly select different winners to receive one reel of ribbon each that I received!

Mandatory (2 part): Go to the Bowbabra store website and check out their products and tell me which one you would like to get. Don't cheat and tell me one of the ribbon examples that you see on this page!

The winner MUST be a Mommy Rantings follower to win the giveaway.

Extra entries:

1) "Like" Mommy Rantings on Facebook. (2 entries) (right hand column of blog)

2) Follow QueenBMomma on Twitter. (2 entries) (left hand column of blog)

3) Blog about this giveaway - tell me your blog's URL (3 entries).

4) Tweet this giveaway (you can do this once per day!) (1 entry per tweet -leave twitter name)

5) Follow Bowdabra on Twitter and leave your Twitter name.

6) "Like" Bowdabra on Facebook. (Leave a comment on their wall for another entry...tell 'em I sent you!)

7) Update your Facebook status with this giveaway. (2 entries)

8) Follow Crafters 4 Kids on Twitter.

Winners will be chosen through Random.org and the winning entries will be validated (I will make sure that you did the mandatory entry and the entry # that is chosen. PLEASE LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IN ONE OF YOUR ENTRIES. RUNNING AROUND THE INTERNET TRACKING DOWN WINNERS IS NO FUN!

Thank you to Sandy Sandler, founder of the Bowdabra and Crafter 4 Kids for sponsoring this review/giveaway (your products rock)! This giveaway will end on December 20th, 2010 at 11:59 pm EST. I have extended this giveaway in order to give more people a chance to win ! It will now end on Dec 31st at midnight. I will contact the winners by email and they will have 24 hours to respond before the runner ups are chosen. Good luck!

I received a product for purposes of review. I did not receive monetary compensation. All opinions are expressly mine -and my children's and husband's. ;)

58 comments:

  1. I love the Red and Silver Dots ribbon!
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  4. The swirl copper is sooo pretty!
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  14. i love the Tafetta Lavender ribbon! and i already follow you on GFC as SAMPLE LOVING MOMMY OF 2!

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  19. #1 blogged about this giveaway
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  29. Red and silver is really pretty..

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  30. 8) Follow Crafters 4 Kids on Twitter.
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  31. 7) Update your Facebook status with this giveaway. (2 entries)
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  33. 6) "Like" Bowdabra on Facebook. (Leave a comment on their wall for another entry...tell 'em I sent you!)
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  35. 2) Follow QueenBMomma on Twitter. (2 entries) (left hand column of blog)
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  36. 1) "Like" Mommy Rantings on Facebook. (2 entries) (right hand column of blog)
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  38. told bowdabra you sent me!

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  41. i follow bowdabra on twitter

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  42. I like the Beaded Star Snowflake Ornament with Accent Bow. It is so beautiful.

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  47. I (@Naya2000) just tweeted:

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  50. I posted on Bowdabra's Facebook wall:

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  52. I updated my Facebook status with this giveaway.

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