Saturday, June 25, 2011

Finally Back! With another great giveaway!

I feel horrible for not posting for 2 whole weeks! That won't happen again. Haha I know people were starting to wonder because of my last nearly 2 week absence and don't worry. I will be able to explain soon where I've been. I can't now, I wish I could! But I will be able to explain it all by July 5th at the latest.

So anyways. I am so stinking behind because I have barely been able to glance at a computer screen lately, let alone focus on anything. I have a lot of picture posts, sponsor features, and tutorials coming up. Things should hopefully be getting back to normal now.

With that I want to introduce my readers to the first sponsor I had sign up. Brent, the founder of War Eagle Rings, also offered to give one lucky person their choice state quarter ring! If you haven't seen his Etsy shop you should definitely check it out! He takes US and foreign coins and turns them into rings. But the coolest part is that in the ring form you can still make out all the engravings that were originally on the coin! They make such awesome gifts. I really think a great anniversary gift would be to get state quarter rings from the states you and your spouse are from. I'm definitely sending one to G.I. Joe when he leaves!

Another thing I love is that Brent served in the Active Duty Army before going on to be a stay-at-home-dad. Here is a bit about him in his own words:









"My life in a nutshell....


I am from Columbus Indiana and I have loved Art all of my life. I took every Art class I could while in high school. I joined the Army after graduation. I was part of the only Active Duty mortuary affairs unit in the U.S. Armed Forces at the time. I got out of the Army in late 1995. I messed around with crafts for sometime, but never found anything I liked or wanted to do full time.
 

About a year ago my sister asked me to make a ring out of a spoon. As I was researching the spoons rings I found a guy that made coin rings. I studied his work and asked a few questions and he gave me a little help. Not anything more then what can be found on the internet.I had to learn to make the rings by trial and error, using only hand tools and muscle....lots of muscle on the larger rings. I am still learning as each coin is different and unique as each person I make the ring for.I have made rings from dimes, quarters half dollars and just about everything in between in the size of 0 up to a big boys size 16."



Now you can win one of these incredible rings! Here's how to enter:

  • Leave me a comment with your email address and tell me which state you would chose for your state quarter ring. (1 entry)
  • Follow my blog publicly. (1entry)
  • Add War Eagle Rings to your Etsy favorites (1 entry)
  • Follow me on Twitter (1 entry)
  • Tweet about this giveaway. (1 entry, once a day)
  • Post a link to this giveaway on Facebook (2 entries) 
  • Blog about this giveaway and leave a link to your post! (5 entries)
Remember to leave a separate comment for each entry! 

Contest is open to US residents and ends on Friday August 5th, at 9 pm EST.




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47 comments:

Whitney said...

i would choose either california or kentucky.

Whitney said...

i follow your blog

Whitney said...

i follow you on twitter

chambanachik said...

I would pick my homestate of Illinois! :)
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chambanachik said...

I follow your blog, of course!

chambanachik said...

I follow you on Twitter! (@chambanachik)

chambanachik said...

I tweeted!
http://twitter.com/#!/chambanachik/status/84710346677420032

Jenn said...

Arizona!
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Jenn said...

I follow you!

Jenn said...

I follow you on twitter.

Jenn said...

I tweeted this giveaway!

Jenn said...

I posted to facebook. (1)

Jenn said...

I posted to facebook. (2)

Shooting Stars Mag said...

how amazing. I would pick Texas.

-Lauren
lauren51990 at aol dot com

Shooting Stars Mag said...

i follow your blog via gfc

lauren51990 at aol dot com

Mel said...

I would get the state I'm from, and each state we've been stationed and make it into a necklace. Or some variation of the states I've lived... Love this!

Mel said...

I already follow you!

Mel said...

And I've added them to my Etsy faves!

Julie said...

What a great giveaway!

I would chose CA. soldierswifecrazylife@gmail.com

Julie said...

Following you on Twitter :)

Chantal said...

That's so cool!! I'd get the Colorado ring!

Chantal said...

I follow your blog!

Military Martha said...

I would choose Florida :) Its where I am from, where I met my husband, where we lived for the first 2.5 years of our marriage, and where our son was born :)
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Military Martha said...

I follow your blog :)

Military Martha said...

added War Eagle Rings to my etsy faves :)

Military Martha said...

I'm a follower on Twitter :)

Military Martha said...

I tweeted :)

Mama Turtle said...

These rings look awesome!

Sarah said...

North Carolina! =)

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Mrs H. said...

I'm a follower!!

BamaGirl said...

How cool are these?!?! I'm lovin' these rings! I'm an army wife from Alabama, and I love the fact that the name of Brent's company WAR EAGLE Rings!!! mandaj178@yahoo.com

Lora said...

I'm following your blog, publicly! lol!

Lora said...

Oh and I would love a ring made from a Colorado state coin!

ACE said...

Definitely california or missouri since thats where my hubs family lives

ACE said...

Im a follower of the blog

ACE said...

Im a follower on twitter

Amanda said...

I would choose VA, thats where the man and I are both from :)

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Jane said...

I would love Hawaii!

jane.adensam@gmail.com

Jane said...

I follow your blog!

Miss Chris said...

I would chose California

Miss Chris said...

I follow you publicly

Miss Chris said...

I added him to my etsy favorites

Mom of 12 said...

I'm your newest follower! I love the rings and of course Utah would be my favorite choice.
Sandy
www.twelvemakesadozen.blogspot.com

Warren Baldwin said...

I would choose Wyoming

bald (at) pld (dot) com

trooppetrie said...

WV for sure,

Patty said...

New Jersey!

sparecake said...

New Hampshire!