Here’s the Deal & A 150K GIVEAWAY #1!!!

Hey everyone!!My title for this post is a bit deceiving because I am going to be posting the two things backwards from the way I have them listed. Giveaway first and then “the deal”.Β  This is a giant post so I put the fun stuff at the top πŸ™‚

THANK YOU for celebrating my 150,000 visits with me! If you have just happened across my blog, keep reading to find out how you can enter my giveaways all month long.

Everyday I am so thankful and amazed that so many people share my joy of stamping and come to visit me. It is truly amazing to see that visitor counter climb. I am thankful for each and every one of you who take time out of your busy lives to stop by.

During the month of May, I am going to have FOUR, yep that is right FOUR big giveaways to celebrate. I would like to give a special thank you to for making this all possible. They are a great company and you really need to check them out for all your Copic needs. I love love love them!! Copic markers are absolutely wonderful to use and they enhance your stamping so much. You need waterbased Stampin’ UP Markers AND alcohol based Copic markers. Believe me, they do two totally separate things and both are very important for a stamper. Anyway enough marker love. . . can you guess what the giveaway involves????

This week, I am going to be giving away a pack of Copic markers called the Manga Skin Set. It contains 8 Copic Ciao markers that are perfect for coloring various skin tones (plus a multiliner)! And. . . a Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad to go with it:

The lucky winner here will have everything they need to start coloring in their lovely Stampin’ UP images (well besides the Whisper White cardstock LOL)

You MUST follow these rules for a chance to win!!

  • Make sure you are already a follower here at Scrapmaster’s Paradise (click the follow button under the I Love Followers in the right sidebar)
  • Go over to the iCopic blogand become a follower there.
  • Finally, come back here and leave me a comment on the bottom of this post (at the bottom click on “comments” and you will be able to leave me a comment, comments ARE moderated so please try to only leave one). Make sure to thank iCopic for being so amazing and donating this wonderful prize!!!
  • I WILL check and make sure you have followed these rules πŸ™‚Β  This is over a $40 value which is HUGE so I want to make sure that we are showing our support for iCopic.

The deadline for entering this giveaway isΒ  Tuesday May 11th at 1AM EST. I will get a winner posted shortly after that.

OK so here’s the deal. . . (the little boy I babysat for years used to say that all the time and now I say it in real life LOL)

I am working on some MAJOR behind the scenes things right now because I am going to be having some major announcements this coming summer. It is really hard to keep this a secret and I am just bursting with ideas and happiness just thinking about it. Yeah, I know, I am such a tease! You will just have to stay tuned to find out what I am up to :O) I can tell you a little bit about it now. . .

I am going to be transitioning over to 90% Stampin’ UP business mode. (I am still totally in love with my Copics and my Cricut and I feel that they enhance my stamping so they are STAYING!)

I have been waffling for a long time now (running my stamping business to it’s full potential VS just having fun) and I am ready to pump it up!! I want YOU to let me be your demonstrator and I am going to do more to try to encourage you to do so. . . that way, I can stamp forever and never get a “real” job (real as in 9 to 5, working in the office type thing). Every Stampin’ UP purchase you make from me helps me reach my goals of supporting my family. As I am getting ready to become a wife and soon leave the college world, it is more important than ever that I start to make a decent income.

No more fun money and playing around. I am getting down to business here! (LOL Those of you who know me know that I am being SOOOOOO sarcastic and silly right here! I am easily amused!!)

I am VERY VERY VERY thankful for everyone who comes to visit me, even if you are not here to purchase Stampin’ UP products from me. I love to share and love to inspire people and I am going to try my best to continue to do those things. Being here with you brings me great joy.

Also, I have something extra special planned for those of you who are already Stampin’ UP demonstrators and are here for extra inspiration and ideas. I have a plan to help support you too so you will not want to miss out.

Well, that is all I can say about this for now. I am really excited to take my stamping to the “next level” and I hope you will join me for the ride!

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141 thoughts on “Here’s the Deal & A 150K GIVEAWAY #1!!!

  1. I been wanting to try copic for a long time, I really hope I can win this. Thank you so much for the opportunity. I am a follower of yours and icopic blog.

  2. Hi Samantha,
    I’m a followers here (and now on the iCopic blog too)! What a great giveaway!! Looking forward to finding out about all of the exciting things on the horizon!

  3. Hi, Samantha. I have been a follower of yours for awhile, and I am now a follower of Icopic. It is amazingly generous of them to donate this prize. I don’t have any copics yet, but on June 7 I am taking my first copics class, so I really do need some, so winning this prize would be awesome! Congrats on 150,000 hits! Hugs, Kim

  4. Just found you via SCS and am looking forward to getting to know you and all you create! Cannot wait to find out what your big announcement is! Thank-you so much for having this give-away, it will be a good opportunity for me to see what all the Copic chatter is all about!

  5. Wow!! Again, thanks for being so generous!:) I don’t have Copics yet, can’t find a store here in Singapore that sells them..:( But I would SURE LOVE to own a few!:) Hope I win!;)

    Good luck and wishing you all the best in your future plans!!

  6. I became a follower of iCopic. Thank you for including this site. I’ve been intrigued by all the “Copic” cards and chatter and would LOVE to win this and start my journey into the Copic world! TFS and Have a great Mother’s day!! All your four legged kids are adorable!

  7. It is simply tremendous gift for someone from us!
    I’m now follower of both – Copic & your blog. Thanks for the chance to win this amazing giveaway!!!

  8. Hey Samantha! Congrats!
    I have never tried Copics. And now I am a follower at iCopic. Would love to win this set )) Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  9. Dear Samantha,

    Thanks for the opportunity to win this fantastic prize – I would love to try the Copics and have been wanting a Memento Black Ink pad forever (they aren’t sold here!) I just signed up to follow the iCopic group (have heard good things about them) and am already a follower of your blog!

    I left you some love on this week’s WWOWW post on Create With Joy – please stop by when you have a moment!


    P.S. I’m also hosting a Collage Sheet Giveway all month – come join the fun!

  10. I just love your blog! I have started the stampin up supplies, and i have quite a few, but I know in my heart I will never be able to keep up with all of the new stuff! but I am trying, with the economy the way it is today, I dont know how anyone can do it! good for you if you can, god blesss! And what an awesome prize, never used these beore, thank you!

  11. You are such an inspiration and I admire you for following your passion and going after it with gusto. I’m about three years behind you. Gotta get my “real” job done so I can draw a retirement check and THEN I can follow my passion. Anyway, THANKS Copic for sharing with us! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Copic markers!

  12. I have seen so many gorgeous projects done with Copics and have been wanting to try some, but not quite sure which colors to start with! Thanks for an opportunity to win such a great set!

  13. Whee!! What an inspired idea for a contest! I am in love with Copic markers–my son says I get “the greedies.” I checked out iCopic, and I love their site. They are awesome for sponsoring this. πŸ˜€

  14. Samantha OMG!!

    Love your site I am new to the stampin world and my daughter and I are having a blast! Thank you for all the help you have given to us.

    What an awesome giveaway!! Thank you and Copics for the awesome chance to win!

    Check out our site (we are also new to the blog world and still learning :))

    God Bless

  15. Hi Samantha!!
    thanks so much for giving away such a great giveaway! i’ve only a few copic markers, but i’m hoping to make my collection grow!!!
    i’m a follower of your blog as well as icopic!
    I really like your blog and will be checking daily!


  16. What GREAT giveaway! Your blog is one of the few I check constantly, you are very talented!

    I became a follower of this blog and the icopic blog, thanks for the chance to win!

  17. This would be such an amazing prize. I have been wanting to try Copics for awhile. They just look so amazing and easy to use. Maybe I’ll get lucky and this will be my chance to get started! πŸ™‚

  18. HI Samantha,
    I’ve become a follower of the icopic blog. I just love copic’s but I haven’t been able to afford any (just used a friends from time to time) It so wonderful that they are giving you such a great prize to give away – fingers crossed it might be me that actually wins and I can then say ‘I now own some copics’!!

    Thanks for the chance!

  19. OOh I want copics so bad tried all markers but, to no avail they don’t look as goood……………….Thanks for the giveaway……………….

  20. It is great of icopics to support this giveaway. I am a follower of both sites. Congrats on the 150k mark.

    May 11th is my 35 birthday. This would be a great b-day gift πŸ˜‰

    Emily C.

  21. Wow. What a generous giveaway! Thank you so much for the opportunity. I became a follower here and over at ICOPIC. Thanks for the chance to win.

  22. I’ve been a follower of yours. I am now a follower of Icopic and I do not own one single Copic marker so thank you so much for the chance to win!!!

  23. I am a follower of your blog and the icopic blog. I would love to win the set of Copic markers. I am on the waiting list for a Copics class at a local scrapbook store but I haven’t purchased any Copics yet. Thanks for a chance to win. Iris Soscia

  24. Samantha, I am so glad that you teamed up with iCopic for this giveaway. I usually use all STampin’ UP! but they are lacking in skin tones, hopefully there will be something on the horizon. Thanks to icopic for the giveaway, also.

    Congrats on your huge number of hits, i have been a subscriber for quite a while and love your blog.

    If you are looking for some fun this summer, join our yahoo group, VC ROCKS! a virtual convention celebrating Stampin’ UP! Classes, swaps, a virtual hotel with REAL roomies, make n takes, blog hops, etc, just loads of fun.

    contact me for more info or go to

    to join us.

    carolyn s
    ceashark at aol dot com

  25. Yay for the great things ahead and thanks for the chance to win this AMAZING prize, Samantha.
    Thank you very much, iCopic, for the generosity and their FANTASTIC products… And, of course, for donating this wonderful prize!!!

    I love my current copics, but these are really different–would love to work on some people!

    I’ve been a follower of yours, Samantha, for quite a long time. Just followed iCopic and this is just WIN. Thanks!

  26. Congratulations on your 150.000!! I hope one day I can reach that number too :-))))
    Thanks for the chance to win. I am a follower here on your blog and now I am on iCopic blog, too.
    Greetings from Slovenija, Andreja

  27. COPICS! AAAAAAAAAAAA! Ok, maybe I’m the only one who is going to admit that I go nutty when Copics are offered as a prize! πŸ˜› I am super excited to see what you have in store for us! πŸ™‚

  28. Ohhhh Samantha you are such a big tease. LOL It will be fun to see what you have up your sleeve.

    I am a long time follower and have become a follower at iCopic. This is such an awesome prize from iCopic. I have only 2 Copics that I use for shadowing and this would be such a great start for me. Thank you so much for the chance to win.

  29. Already a follower and now one at the Copic site. I only have about 5 copics and I would love to have the flesh tone colors. I always run into trouble when it comes to skin. LOL. Thanks for sharing all your work.

  30. Copics, copics, copics – whoever had enough of them???? I LOVE them!! Thanks to iCopic for this wonderful giveaway. I’m already a follower of your blog and now I follow ICopic too!

  31. OMG Samantha, CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Followed your 3 rules, and can’t wait to hear your deal info since I am a hobby SU demonstrator to support my crafting habbit, kwim?

    I don’t have any markers so to win a set of Copics would be a dream come true.

    Thanks so very, very much!!!!


  32. Wow, your plans sounds great. And thanks to you and copics for the great chance to win! I haven’t tried them before and would love too!
    following you both closely!

  33. Love copics! Thanks for the opportunity to win. I’ve been a follower at iCopic for some time now, and I just became a follower here (directed here by iCopic).

  34. Thanks for the chance to start a copic collection. I have been wanting to but just haven’t gotten around to it yet. Have followed both you and them and left them a thank you message. Keeping my fingers crossed!!!

  35. I recently tried copics and am loving them! I never heard of them until you bought yours and told us about them. I am now a follower of the iCopic blog – neat projects so far. I watched a tutorial today and plan to check out the fair skin blending and brown hair tutorials in a minute.
    Thanks for the giveaway and I love reading your blog – thanks for the ideas!

  36. Thanks for this awesome chance at a great prize!
    I am interested in becoming a stampin up rep, how do I get that started? Is that something you can help me with or do I need to find someone locally?

  37. Thanks Samantha and iCopics for this great give away. I haven’t tried the Copics yet, but this would be a perfect time! πŸ™‚
    Became a follower over at iCopics too.

    Excited for you on taking your business to a new level, Samantha!
    I’ll be following.

  38. Wow how awesome of you and I Copic. Love your blog and theirs for all the information and things I learn about my copics. I’m just starting so I would love to win!

  39. Wow Sam!! Congrats on your 150k=))))I have never tried these markers but have heard all the buzz on them,so thanks to you and icopic for the chance to try them out!

  40. Wow!! What a great giveaway. I haven’t been able to find copics in a store around me & not brave enough to spend the money over the internet without being able to touch them first. πŸ™‚


  41. Hi Samantha!…Thanks to you and iCopic for the chance to win this wonderfull prize!!!

    I’m already a follower of your site…I became a follower of iCopic and I left a message on their blog.

    I really hope to win!!!!



  42. Thanks to both you and iCopic for this fabulous giveaway. I already follow your blog and have now added my name to the followers list at iCopic.

    Thanks again

  43. Thanks to you and iCopic for the chance to win these Copics Samantha! I’m already a follower of your blog and at iCopic.

    Can’t wait to hear your exciting news!!


  44. Love your blog and I can’t wait to read more about your suprises!!! Wonderful giveaway…just went to iCopic and left a comment over there and became a follower!

  45. wow this giveaway is amazing!! I love copics, but dont have any haha but the possibilities with them are amazing!!That was super nice of iCopic for donating those for your giveaway so thank you iCopic!! hehe I followed you and them as well πŸ™‚ I got your blog address off of the cricut forums:) I will be getting mine in the mail soon and im a really nooby! So have to learn what i can LOL

    Thanks a lot hun for a chance to win πŸ™‚ Your work is amazing and so inspiring!


  46. I just became a follower. I would love to win some copics. My friend just got some in a swap and I am sooooo jealous! Thanks for the giveaway!

  47. I keep hearing how greatCopic markers are but noone in my area carries them. It is really great that iCopic is enabling this giveaway. Thanks for the chance.

  48. Thank you for the give away!
    I have the stampin up markers and I love them! It is so nice that they match you paper and pads and ribbons!
    What an idea!
    And know copic….They scare me!
    I guess I don’t have enough faith, but, I hope you do some (LOTS) of vidoes and show us chickens how easy they really are!
    I will be the first to watch! And admire, and wish I was brave like you!
    I love your blog also!
    And congrats! For wanting to make your life better and going for it!
    To many of us settle, (me) but we should dream about making our lives better and then we should all be like you and achieve it!
    You are my HERO!
    Thanks, for the blog, the dream and the stamps and now the scary copics!

    Congrats, LeAnn
    AKA Antann

  49. you’re just the bee’s flippin’ knees, girlie! CONGRATS on the big 150k, and congrats on working toward making SU! the big focus! i can’t wait to see what’s up your sleevies! πŸ™‚ i’m sure it’s going to be a huge success!

    that said, SHUT UP! four prizes to give away? this one’s yummy Copics? SHUT UP!! (okay, no, keep talkin’, ‘cuz you’re speakin’ my language!)

    i am following, and singing their praises – they are a FAB sponsor and i’ve seen them ALL around the blogosphere! woo hoo!

  50. Hi Samantha

    Well here’s my first comment posting on someone’s blog. Thank you Icopic for the great giveaway. I had to set up a google account that’s how much I want to win!!!!!
    I think you are the first person that I have agreed to follow! see how special you were my first (wink)

  51. Wow, fantastic giveaway. I have not tried the copic markers yet so would love to win them to have a go.
    Can’t wait for your developments over this summer.

  52. What a fantastic opportunity to try copics. Thanks to copics for giving you their support. I too have not tried copics but would love to.

  53. Okay, looking forward to seeing what you are planning this month. Love the giveaway, icopics rocks to donate it! I am a follower to both blogs πŸ™‚

  54. I have never tried, owned, or seen in person any of the Copic markers. Thanks to iCopic for such a GREAT giveaway! I would love to give them a try!!

    thanks Samantha for sending me a Summer mini catalog earlier in the spring. It was such a surprise!! Love Stampin’ Up! just with I could buy it all!!!

    Thanks again, Samantha, for a great product to giveaway and to iCopic for making that product!!

  55. Yeah……… totally excited about this giveaway. I have seen so many beautiful cards made with icopic markers and would love the chance to try some out! thanks for the chance to win!

  56. Wow…thank you and Icopic for the chance of winning something wonderful. I am glad that you introduced Icopic site to me. So thank you for the heads up. Trying to learn more about them. I have a few but have a bunch of other markers and like the Icopic. I need the skin tone ones really bad.

  57. What a great giveaway, thanks Sammi and icopic for a chance to win. I have never tried these markers but from what I have seen they look awesome.

  58. Wow , great . Thanks to you and icopic for the amazing giveaway. I don’t have any copic yet but it is my dream to got some.
    I’m your follower for long time and now also of icopic.

  59. I’m back. I’m already a follower of your blog and just became a follower over at iCopic. Thanks to both you and iCopic for being so generous.

    I can’t wait to see what you have up your sleeve. Sounds exciting.

    Okay I’m going back over to iCopic to learn a thing or two.

  60. I can’t believe what a wonderful giveaway you are having. iCopic is wonderful to donate this prize.

    I have signed up at the iCopic to become a follower.

    If I win though, I will need some tutoring on how to use them as it will be my first attempt.

  61. Oh you are such a tease! Congrats on 150000 hits! Thanks for a chance to win a GREAT prize and Thanks to iCopic for donating the wonderful prize!

  62. I already visit icopic alot! Thank you for the chance to win and congrats on your 150k!! Can’t wait to see what new and exciting things you have ready! I love copics!!!!

  63. Hi Samantha!
    I am a follower already and I just became a follower of Icopic AND posted their blinkie on my blog. Thank you and Icopic for the chance to win such an amazing giveaway!!!!

  64. OMG Samantha,
    What a great giveaway. I give you and copics both a shout out.. This is so genorous.
    I am on a very tight budget, ((rubbing two pennies together and still getting nothing kind of budget)) LOL
    I have not had the chance to try these markers yet, but have heard great reviews on them.

  65. There is nothing better than more Copic markers! I had never been to iCopic and enjoyed spending some time watching the videos. Crossing my fingers and toes for more markers.

  66. I really would like to participate on this giveaway since I won’t ever be able to afford the copic markers and I here great things about them. Thanks Copic for sponsoring this giveaway.

    Sam…congratulations and good luck on your new venture.

    I am already your follower so I will be heading up to the Copics one.


  67. great to find your site and also to find the icopic site! I am following both now, looking for great inspiration, I need it!
    thanks for the give-a-way

  68. I am so new to Copics, but would love to try my hand at these. Your blog is so fun. I am curious to see what you have in store for this summer of fun! Great blog candy

  69. I’m now a follower and your blog and also icopic. I’m new to Copics but hope to learn all about them here (and there). Thanks for a chance to win.

  70. Oh, I crave Copics! I am now a follower over there, and left them a thank you as well. And you are sooo mean to tease us like this! I am also the kind who bursts with every secret!

  71. FABULOUS giveaway!! Thank you iCopic for getting in on this one! I’ve been your follower for a while and now I’m an iCopic follower too. Thanks for the chance!

  72. Hi Samantha!
    Congratulations on your 150K hits!! I hope one day I can reach that number too!

    Thanks so much for the chance to win. I am already a follower here on your blog and also on iCopic blog.

    God bless.

  73. love all the neat stuff you share on your blog and how you enhance yoru stampin up with your cricut and other crafty things. keeping my eyes open for your new info.

  74. OMG!!! What a great blog. I am just getting started in Copics and am sooooooooo happy to have found your blog as well as icopic’s blog!!! Thanks so much iCopic for the generous prizes!!!!! Can’t wait to see what’s in store for us.


  75. whoa, serious giveaway. Thanks iCopic. Funny thing is I bought my very first copics today. I just bought 3 pinks to try out and a colorless blender.
    I’m following both blogs.

  76. Your blog is awesome and gives me inspiration. I’m now a follower and also at icopic. their videos are great. Thanks to icopic for donating these markers. So happy for the chance to win.

  77. Ok, you are making me very excited! What’s the deal! LOL. Can’t wait to find out :). It really sounds like you have a lot of wonderful things coming up and I can’t wait to find out. Thank you and icopic for such a wonderful giveaway. I so love icopics!

  78. Wow! What a GREAT giveaway! I cannot wait to see the ‘next level’. You have a great blog and I visit it daily! πŸ™‚
    Funny that you say, “OK so here’s the deal”. It reminded me of a kid I grew up with that would say, “OK – serious business” and now I catch myself saying it! LOL
    Keep up the great work! πŸ™‚

  79. Wow Samantha…it is really awesome that ICopic and you are being so generous to offer a giveaway with the coveted Copics!! I love how they add so much to a card!! The colors are always beautiful!

  80. Wow, it looks like I am the first, I did follow you and icopics and I appreciate Icopic for the giveaway. I have not tried copic yet and would love the skin tones as it is very hard to find those tone markers. Thanks so much.

  81. I am first, unbelievable however, instead of thanking them at Icopic, I told them I would love to win them, I think that’s what I should have told you so here goes, I’d love to win some so I could try them, lol. Now I will go back and thank them.

  82. I signed up to follow icopic blog, and I want to thank iCopic for sponsoring such a wonderful prize (can I follow directions or what?) I don’t currently own any copics but you gotta start somewhere, and Free is the best way to start πŸ˜‰ *wink* πŸ˜‰ *wink*

  83. OMG…what an awesome giveaway. How nice of you and iCopic. I got 1copic marker last week and love it. Would love to win this set…

    Now headed to check out your blog.


  84. Hey Samantha –

    Can’t wait to see what you have in store for us! I would love to win the prize…I haven’t been brave enough to try Copics yet. Thanks to iCopic for the great giveaway.

    I’m already a follower of your blog and became a follower over at iCopic. Thanks again to both you and iCopic for being so generous.

    ~Jess (aka Sparksgal)

    P.S. I am loving the ink pads I ordered through your website last month. Will definitely be placing another order soon for some more. πŸ™‚

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