Friday, January 23, 2009

100th Subscriber Giveaway!

Inspired by Your Ill-fitting Overcoat, I've decided to have a giveaway in honor of my 100th subscriber! Always one to take advantage of an opportunity to kill two birds with one stone (wait... I love birds! Why am I killing two of them?), the featured prize is handmade.

Feast your eyes upon the prize:



Now, I don't know who the Brown Family is, but they might be a little angry about us stealing their identity. For this reason, the winner will be able to customize the stamp with their own name and address. Pretty clever, eh? This custom rubber stamp is pretty much the cutest thing I've ever seen. I'm ordering one for myself ASAP. If the winner would prefer a different custom stamp from the babyjewels shop, a similarly priced stamp can be selected instead. Here are some of my other favorites from her shop:






The fabulous Cat, of babyjewels on Etsy, has offered to throw in a free ancient ink in the color of the winner's choice--up to 40 colors to choose from!

To Enter:
Comment on this post, telling me your favorite mythical creature. If you don't have one... tell me your secret hidden talent instead. (One entry per person, thanks.)

To get an extra entry, tweet or blog about the contest, linking to this post--and put a link to your tweet or blog in the comments section of this post.

The winner will be selected randomly. You have until 5 p.m. (EST) January 30th to enter. Good luck! And don't forget to subscribe to Cusp of Normal if you haven't already. I'll host another contest in honor of my 200th subscriber.

Have a great weekend!

58 comments:

Maxie said...

I'm going to go with unicorn!


they are so pretty :-)

Maxie said...

and my tweet is here.

Steph said...

This is so adorable! I love it! My favorite.. I was OBSESSED with unicorns when I was little, so I guess I have a special place in my heart for them :)

Jane said...

Damn it! I was hoping to get here in time to be the first "unicorn."

I'm gonna go with Pegasus then. I like horsies.

Lily said...

I'd agree with the unicorn people! So beautiful and so mysterious!

thatShortChick said...

my favorite mythical creature is probably a pixie - or whatever tinkerbell is called. isn't she a pixie?

alyssa said...

haha I knew everyone was going to say unicorn, sooo I'll do another one. My is obviously a Liger. Duh. ;)

Dan said...

Gryphon!

Lily said...

tweet tweet

Hillary said...

I was going to say that I'm a fan of dragons. Specifically, Puff the Magic Dragon. But THEN I noticed my word verification, which is "nympe" which kind of sounds like "nymph." I think it's a sign. Clearly my favourite mythical creature should now be a nymph. Dragons are lame.

Erin said...

Of course I am a fan of the unicorn. I also love the mermaid (The Little Mermaid was my FAVE movie as a child)!

Erin said...

My twitter is here!

Hillary said...

I tweeted.
http://twitter.com/hillarywith2Ls

Misty Fowler said...

Without a doubt, the fae are my favorite mythological creatures! :)

Shel said...

My favorite subject in high school was mythology. I'm going with the Satyr as my favorite.

shel704 at aol dot com

Shel said...

Tweeted:
http://twitter.com/auntiethesis/status/1142575441

shel704 at aol dot com

Kyla Bea said...

I'm in!

The phoenix is my favourite mythical creature.

shweetpotato said...

Hmm I dont have a fav mythical creature so Ill tell my secret talent LOL< I can touch my tongue to my nose haha.. I tweeted too :D Carm

these stamps are SOOO cute!

Gretchen said...

How cute! Griffins pretty much rock my world.

Your Ill-fitting Overcoat said...

I love this idea!! Oh wait, that sounds conceited because you said you got the idea from me. What I mean is that I love the stamp and I love the idea of discussing mythical creatures.

My fave is probably that dog/dragon thing in The Neverending Story. I really wish that was real, although I guess that would be kind of scary in real life?

Your Ill-fitting Overcoat said...

Wait, is that thing called a griffin? And did Gretchen comment the same thing right above me? HA.

p.s. I tweeted. (Why does that sound gross?)

*jimaie.marie* said...

I will have to go with everyone else and say UNICORN!! i used to LOVE them when i was younger and made my brothers pretend to be unicorns with me all the time LOL also i swear theres one within me b/c somehow i always get a zit RIGHT in the middle of my forehead and i swear it's my inner unicorn horn trying to erupt! ;D
have i mentioned yet how flippin CUTE this giveaway is?! love it!!

Sarah said...

ooo i totally need this for my new address!!!

my fave is a gorgon aka medusa!

buttercup said...

My favorite mythical creature is a fairy.

so alaurable said...

Definitely the mermaid!

These stamps are so adorable!

Arlynn said...

Yay, I love thses... absolutely adorable!!!

And of course I think Unicorns & Mermeids are pretty sweet, but my secret fevorite would be a;

Siren

That's right. : )

leni said...

My favorite are Angels. I just love to see the old pictures and icons in old churches of Angels. For some reason they make me happy. A close second would be the unicorn!

Deanna said...

Mine is a siren!

The etsy shop is positively adorable! :)

Deanna said...

Tweet tweet!

http://twitter.com/whythulc/status/1142858488

LAB said...

Unicorns all the way! Did you know there are deer who look like them? A tiny percentage have a genetic mutation that makes them grow a horn between their eyes. I guess that makes unicorns slightly less mythical, but I don't care. Those stamps are too cute :)

Nicole said...

this is a good idea! my favourite mythical creature is a... vampire! (long before Twilight came along and made the whole thing THAT much better ;-P) There's so cool and sexy, i love them!

sarah marie p said...

I'm going to copy everyone and say Unicorn! Yay! Reminds me of awesome Lisa Frank folders!

This is such a great giveaway! Congrats on 100 subscribers! The prize is TOO adorable!

sarah marie p said...

http://twitter.com/sarahmariep/status/1143110494

tweet tweet!

Jane said...

I tweeted. (Overcoat is right - that does sound gross!) http://twitter.com/distractedjane

I am loving these comments!

Lisa D said...

I have to go w/ the unicorn... even though that is pretty common!!


I love those stamps!!

adriana said...

I seriously love these stamps! I think my fave mythical creature is a phoenix... pretty sure someone else has already mentioned it!

I tweeted, too!

Shannon said...

What a great give away! And, I'm going to go with a Nymph because if I were a mystical creature, that's the one I'd wanna be ;D

Shannon said...

Oh, and I tweeted it!

@loveshan (because I'm so lame I haven't figured out how to link in a comment!

thatShortChick said...

here's my tweet:
http://twitter.com/thatshortchick

Alexis M. said...

Dragons or Pegasus...something great with wings! Mythical creatures are great. :)

Katelin said...

such a great giveaway. my favorite mythical creature would have to be fairies, seriously, heart them.

bFlat said...

I'm going to have to say Pegasus because of Hercules. What a fantabulous idea!

debi said...

Hippogrif!

I <3 HP.

your wishcake. said...

Ooooh, preeety stuff!

And as for my favorite mythical creature? Mermaids. I remember after seeing Hook when I was little, my sisters and I pretended to be mermaids in the bathtub for a good four months.

Or maybe it was four years. I can't really remember.

:)

Cat said...

ooo a giveaway!

Can I say a "doppelgänger" for my fav mythical creatures? ...I just like saying that word :)

E.Wiggle™ said...

Mine is the phoenix. They're so pretty... well, I guess if they were real. Haha.

And my tweet is here!

P.S. The snail stamp is soooooo cute.

Daszzle said...

Aww, they're cute! Let's see, my hidden talent is: Being able to make a shamrock shape with my tongue. Random but true.

Jamie said...

The obvious answer is unicorns. Seriously.

Second, are fairies.

Jacqueline said...

Oh how fun! I'm a new reader and it looks like I came at the right time!

My favorite mythical creature is a unicorn :)

michelle woo said...

Hidden talent: I can out-procrastinate everyone on the face of the earth. Go me!

sleepyjane said...

This is hard. I don't have just one favourite.

I'd say phoenix - because there's one in Harry Potter. And I love Harry Potter. And elves. Elves are cool too.

Non Sequitur Chica said...

I don't have a fav mythical creature....so my secret hidden talent is that I can crush an empty soda/beer can with a boob. I am soooo classy!

Elizabeth said...

I love the idea of a Loch Ness monster! That may or may not be mythical, but who is judging?

Elizabeth said...

Tweeted! http://twitter.com/ElizabethKnox/status/1151136174

Andrew said...

I'm gonna go with the black republican. While I believe it may exist, that doesn't mean I understand it.

Am I even eligible to win this thing?

Meg said...

Unicorn!
Also phoenix, griffin, dragon, giant, hobbit, ent...

karenwithak said...

Vampires all the way : )

Erica said...

Dragons, definitely! One of my favorite series of books is about dragons (fantasy dork alert!).