#ACraftersDream Christmas 2012 Giveaway :: Pick Your Plum

My Merry Messy Life: A Crafter's Dream Giveaway #ACraftersDream

Hi friends! I have such a treat for you today: A Crafter’s Dream Christmas Giveaway! This is a giveaway hop hosted by My Merry Messy Life, Earning-My-Cape and Tutus & Tea Parties and has a Christmas, crafting, and supporting small business theme! There are a number of bloggers involved, and EACH is offering her own giveaway worth $25 or more going on now through Sunday, November 4, 2012! So once you’re done entering the giveaway here, be sure to hop around and enter others!

Why the Christmas theme? I know I have been posting about Fall and Halloweenlately, but it is never too early to get a start on those handmade Christmas gifts! If you hop around the giveaways, you’ll see that many bloggers are crafting supplies AND credits to some fabulous indie shops. How perfect is that?

Today I am SO EXCITED to share our $25 giveaway, to Pick Your Plum! Who is Pick Your Plum? Well if you don’t know of them by now, you should! Pick your plum has limited supplies on some of the most swank supplies. They have agents out in the field who find killer deals on high quality products. They delicately slap prime-o pricing on crafting, clothing, baking supplies, home decor and other fabulous finds. I’ve bought a number of crafting gems from them, and I’m so excited to be hosting this giveaway for YOU!

For this giveaway, Pick Your Plum is offering an awesome $25 Plum Box full of swank crafting, fashion, baking, and home decor swag. Here are some pictures of supplies they sell, just to give you an idea of what you might win:

Now you KNOW you want those goodies, right? So enter NOW via the Rafflecopter below. Open to US residents only.

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Now that you’ve entered this awesome giveaway, you can hop from blog to blog below, entering as many giveaways as you want! Good luck!

Kimberly Sneed
Hi, I'm Kimberly! A working mom, wife to my best friend and mother to two adorable boys. By day I'm a project manager and list-maker extraordinaire, and by night I attempt to make our house a home. I enjoy crafting/DIY, decorating, photography, thrifting and love to share my creative adventures with you!
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  1. Both!
    Shannon Rae Bartle recently posted..Influenster ReLaunch!!My Profile

  2. I am making my gifts this year, as I have been for the last 5 years :) I LOVE HANDMADE STUFF!!!
    Kayla recently posted..BIG CELEBRATION GIVEAWAY!!My Profile

  3. I’m making a lot of gifts this year, but there are still some I plan to buy :-)
    Jessi @ Practically Functional recently posted..Holiday Potpourri Simmer PotMy Profile

  4. I made a lot of gifts last year but this year I may not have much time so a lot of them will be bought or mostly pre-made!
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  5. A little of both
    Amber Price recently posted..Hypernoodle Fabrics Giveaway! #ACraftersDreamMy Profile

  6. I LOVE Pick your Plum! It gets addicting to see what Fabulous items they have up in the Mornings.

  7. I plan to make most of my families gifts. We are going to Disney for Christmas, so we are going to let the kids do most of their Christmas there!
    Erika recently posted..Overnight Cinnamon RollsMy Profile

  8. a little bit of both…I make and buy! :)
    Dawn recently posted..#ACraftersDream Christmas GiveawayMy Profile

  9. MAKE mostly!! we love Christmas gift planning, making & sending packages!!
    aimee steckowski recently posted..a few new projectsMy Profile

  10. I’m really trying to make my gifts, but will probably end up buying some things.
    AUTUMN KELLY recently posted..SwagBucksMy Profile

  11. I am planning on making mostly all Christmas gifts.

    Thank you!

  12. Sylvia Hepner says:

    I plan on making most and buying a few

  13. I will be doing a little of both!
    Heather S. recently posted..Holiday Appetizers Made Easy {Giveaway}My Profile

  14. I always make something and I think I will make Christmas ornaments for everyone’s trees!


    Heather P.
    Spunky Real Deals
    Heather Paulding recently posted..A Crafter’s Dream X-mas Giveaway {Soaper’s Delight}My Profile

  15. Make! Thanks for the chance to win!

  16. joanne gentry says:

    I do a little of both, buy and make…having over 20 people I usually buy/make gifts for each year. Two years ago however, I did only crochet gifts!

  17. both!!! i love making my own gift baskets.
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  18. I’m buying and making gifts this Christmas. Thank you for this giveaway!

  19. Melissa G says:

    I plan to try and make more than I buy.
    Melissa G recently posted..Jack O’ Lantern Pumpkin Kitchen Set PatternsMy Profile

  20. I’ll be making lots of gifts this year – especially because I just got a Silhouette Cameo!
    Kelly M recently posted..Pumpkin PillowMy Profile

  21. Angela Kinder says:

    I actually have bought most of mine, but for my Twin and Mom, I plan on making special gifts just for them!

  22. I usually do both!

  23. Little bit of both – making some scarves and hats (crochet projects), and my Christmas cards. But will also buy some items from wish lists.
    Karie | Girl Going Country recently posted..My First Crochet ProjectMy Profile

  24. Making gifts…making homemade jelly :)

  25. Georgette says:

    I work retail..so likely with the holidays coming, time will not be on my side. I would like to make all of my gifts, but I’m a novice crafter and need to learn more anyway…so I’m going to say I’ll end up buying most of them, regrettably.

  26. a little of both :) thanks for hosting.
    Kelly recently posted..Thee Networking Blog Hop {October Edition}My Profile

  27. I’ll probably make most of my gifts.
    Melissa recently posted..This Is What a Vegan Eats #2My Profile

  28. will be doing both

  29. I’ll make some & buy some

  30. I plan on doing a little bit of both. Thanks for the chance to enter.

  31. I’m sure I’ll buy some but I’d really like to make some, too – especially baked goods.

  32. Sheri Marshall says:

    i always make several of my gifts. I also buy a few.

  33. I usually buy, but I’m planning on making a lot of them this year – means more! :)
    Sara Ventrella recently posted..Giveaway HELP!?My Profile

  34. buying most gifts but wanna make some too
    Lesley recently posted..Bitter as a….My Profile

  35. I do both.

  36. Combination of making gifts and buying! Hopefully, mostly making them though.
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  37. Cheryl Rahkonen says:

    I am planning on making most of my Christmas gifts. I am making tie blankets for 14 grandchildren.

  38. I’m doing both handmade and store bought presents this year. I’m making fabric scrap teddybear tutus and vests for my nieces and nephews (there’s 12 of them). For parents and grandparents, we’re planning some handprint keepsakes. I have a whole board pinned with kid crafts that make great Christmas gifts.
    London recently posted..Goodwill Goodies {and random painting}My Profile

  39. I hope to be able to make most of my Christmas gifts. We’ll see how much time I have. :)
    Kadie recently posted..A Crafters Dream Giveaway #ACraftersDreamMy Profile

  40. I am planning on making and buying Christmas gifts this year. The majority being Making. I have found some great ideas. Tooth fairy pillow for my granddaughter. Homemade liquid soap(all I had to do was buy the dispensers at the Dollar Store) and a few ingredients. Sachet bags for drawers and closets and scrapbooks for some of my family as my mom just gave me a huge collection of family albums!

  41. I think I am going to do a mix of making and buying!

  42. I’ll be doing both.

  43. Heather N says:

    A mixture of store bought and homemade.


  44. Kortney Picker says:

    I am planning on buying all of our Christmas gifts this year, we have been renovating our house and I have had no time or space (it has been so dusty and dirty) to make any gifts!

  45. Making all of my presents. I think that I am mostly done but I don’t have a lot of people to make presents for.

  46. Crystal Irvin says:

    Both, I’m making one for everyone, but also buying some stuff too

  47. I’m going to try my hand at making gifts this year. I’m hoping it works out, but there’s a good chance I may end up at the mall for a few of them. Love Pick Your Plum and love your giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win. :-)
    Trinity recently posted..A Crafter’s Dream Christmas Giveaway Hop!My Profile

  48. Definitely buying. With a 7 month old there isn’t much time for making

  49. Crystal N says:

    I’m trying to do a little bit of both for Christmas. Great giveaway!! Thanks!!

  50. I plan on making some Christmas gifts, but buying most of them.

  51. Will be making gifts this year.

  52. Very nice giveaway-thanks.

  53. Superb stuff! My craftroom could use some new swag! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  54. barbara n says:

    I usually try to make some special gift for each person for Christmas!

  55. Marthalynn says:

    I’ll do a little homemade mixed in with a little store-bought.

  56. Well, I had planned on making the majority of the gifts this year but my life just got thrown for a loop as my MIL is dying and we are traveling there for Christmas. Probably back to buying most things this year. Maybe next year.;)

  57. make make make!

  58. I am making a bunch of gifts. I will still be buying some, but I have so many ideas and love how some have already turned out.
    Debbie :)
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  59. Ann Fantom says:

    I will be buying my Christmas gifts, but I will be making my Christmas cards.

  60. I’m planning to buy most of my gifts this year.

  61. I make about half of my gifts every year.

  62. Shandi Naugle says:

    I’m planning to buy some AND make some. :)

  63. Deanne H. says:

    I make a few gifts, buy a few gifts. Thanks for the giveaway.

  64. Great giveaway … I love Pick Your Plum!
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  65. Rachael Henzman says:

    I’m going to buy most of them. Thanks for the giveaway!

  66. Krystal M says:

    I’ll be making some, and I’ll be buying some. Making them is fun!

  67. I’d love to make as many gifts as I can…but I’m going to have to buy some too.
    Lauren recently posted..#ACraftersDream Christmas Giveaway & HopMy Profile

  68. I will be making most holiday gifts this season (except for the kiddos). It is cheaper, more personal & gives me blog material!
    Nicole recently posted..#ACraftersDream GiveawayMy Profile

  69. Susan Mitchell says:

    I am doing a combo of both handmade and store bought.

  70. A mix of both, but my personalization really comes in through handmade cards and wrapping.

  71. Probably a little of both!

  72. Terri Moore says:

    Last year I made a lot of presents for Christmas and this year I’m planning on making even more. They were really appreciated for the time I put into them and meant a lot to my family. Pinterest was a huge help with coming up with ideas and remembering them. thank you for a great giveaway!

  73. Glad to hear about Pick Your Plum – sounds like a great resource

  74. I’m making all my Christmas gifts this year.

  75. I plan on doing a little of both! :)
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  76. I’ll be doing both this year

  77. Im planning on doing a little of both!

  78. Jaclyn Armstrong says:

    I will be making almost all of my gifts, except a few for the husband, little one, and the other men in my life.
    Jaclyn Armstrong recently posted..The pumpkin patch.My Profile

  79. Love this give away!

  80. Brenda Melahn says:

    Absolutely — I have already started. Spend most money on purchased, but most enjoyment on those gifts I make.

  81. I’ll be doing a little of both!!

  82. I do both!
    Karen Nahas recently posted..5 Activites: Busy and quiet play cheapMy Profile

  83. Samantha D. says:

    I might make more gifts this year especially if I won this.

  84. I buy. I know…lazy…but I might make some. I want to try and make my own lemoncello (a homemade italian liqueur) and gift it mason jars IF I have enough time~
    ellen s recently posted..Stampendous Saturday!My Profile

  85. elven johnson says:

    We buy one large gift but make any other gifts.

  86. A little bit of both. Mostly I would like to make presents, but as time runs out for making them, I’m sure I’ll see myself buying more and more.

  87. I usually will do both .. for the grandparents I will make something “handmade” — they love it that way. For other families probably will just get gift-cards :-) Thanks for this giveaway.

  88. I try to make some gifts every year. Doesn’t always work out too well, but I try. I usually run out of time.

  89. i will buy but also make them ty

  90. i am planning to make and buy my christmas gifts. i have a list of gifts i will make and the few gifts i will buy are things my kids want that i just can’t make (camera).
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  91. I am going to make and buy Christmas gifts. It’s fun to make things for my daughter and nieces. but my son and nephews get the bought gifts! :)
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  92. Thank you so much for the awesome giveaway!!!
    Kathy Moody recently posted..Fall Faux Cupcake DesignsMy Profile

  93. Both! I’ll be making some and buying some. :)

  94. I’m planning to do some of both – make some gifts and also buy some :)

  95. I am definitely making our presents! Homemade wine with personalized labels and baked treats!
    Brittany @ The Domestic Geek recently posted..Apple Cinnamon BreadMy Profile

  96. Both make and buy — have made and still making presents for the grandnieces
    We exchange names for the adults so will buy one for exchange and one for my mother.

  97. Jessica Hornibrook says:


  98. My gifts will be a mixture of handmade and store bought, depending upon the recipient. :)

  99. We are mixing the buying with the making this year! It’s a semi-homemade Christmas for us!
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  100. Tiffany Overton says:

    I am going to do both. I have kids and I love for them to make there grandparents presents. I also make gifts for a lot of my friends!

  101. I will be doing a lot of making and not so much buying. =)

  102. I usually only make handmade presents when someone requests one. It avoids hurt feelings when I spend a lot of time knitting or sewing something that the recipient doesn’t truly appreciate. So far, I’ve had two requests. Everyone else will probably get store-bought goodies.

  103. Im going to make some.. but Ill mostly likely buy the kids gifts.
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  104. I am actually making almost all of them. The few that I am not making someone else is (supporting all those amazing crafters whose work I adore)! I’m also making the Christmas cards we’ll be sending :)
    Sara Pearsall recently posted.."The Mom Stays in the Picture"My Profile

  105. Elizabeth Wisniewski says:

    I make most of them, but buy a few for the kids

  106. what fun things
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  107. I’ll be making most of my Christmas presents, and buying a few.
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  108. Rachel Salinas says:

    Make some and buy some. :)

  109. I will probably be doing both. Mostly buying though. I don’t have enough time to make things for everyone. x_x

  110. Would love to make them but I never start early enough!

  111. Michelle C says:

    I’ll be buying most and making a few. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  112. I plan on making some gifts this year, but still buying as well :)
    Amber recently posted..Leave it to my family….My Profile

  113. amy guillaume linderman says:

    i do a little of both to save $

  114. Handmade and store bought. A girl can only do so much on her own! Great giveaway!!
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  115. sopha jones says:

    Trying to figure out what to do with a dozen large mason jars. Definately making presents for the family this year.

  116. Melissa Storms says:

    A little of both.

  117. Amy Austin says:

    I’m going to make as many as possible, but will probably buy most.

  118. Elizabeth says:

    I like to do both. I only make if I have time. :)

  119. Stephanie Larison says:

    I plan on doing a bit of both, making and buying.

  120. Suzanne B says:

    Going to make some purses for gifts.

  121. I’ll be buying some gifts but I’m hoping to make most of them!

  122. Christine Waddell says:

    I will do a little of both.

  123. i’m making all of mine this year!

  124. I’m doing both this year.

  125. Both! I am not artistic at all – but I can take a pretty good photograph – so I am going to be going through all the photos I have taken this year and using them to make prints, collages, put them on mugs, make photobooks, etc…
    Also my husband does leather work and beading – so I will be using his talents too!

    Also, thanks to the blogs I follow, I have discovered some wonderful artists and crafters….so I will be purchasing as much as I can from them – and not the big box stores.

  126. a little of both. As in, I’m not making my husband’s bike riding jacket :-)
    ChiWei recently posted..A Root Beer TastingMy Profile

  127. I’m planning to do a bit of both making & buying presents this year! :)
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  128. K. Ishibashi says:

    I plan on making all of the Christmas gifts for my family and friends.

  129. I’ll be making some gifts for teachers, etc…
    Sarah C. recently posted..Queso FundidoMy Profile

  130. I’m trying to make most of my gifts this year!
    Kate @ A Creative Cookie recently posted..it’s my blogiversary! part 1My Profile

  131. I would make them if I were more crafty but I’m planning to buy this year. Looking around for the best deals of course though!
    Melissa T recently posted..Stories of Chance Romance Guest Post and GiveawayMy Profile

  132. making all my Gifts this year would save me a hole lot of money. For More Christmas Gifts and Ideas CLICK HERE

  133. Doing a little bit of both this year :) {hmm… really should get started} ;)

  134. I plan on making some gifts this year.

  135. I usually make my Christmas gifts but with a newborn I will probably be buying this year,

  136. Jamie Martin says:


  137. love pick your plum…just purchased my first item from them today. :)

  138. Mostly buy. I am just not that crafty. I will try to make some though, because it is fun and I love homemade!

  139. i plan to make as many gifts as possible this year! :)gina


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  140. Morgan F. says:

    I plan on making my gifts.

  141. I’m planning to make most of mine although there are some I just must shop for on my list.

  142. The giveaway hop is an awesome idea! I am making cute gift tags for all my holiday presents. Hope I win the glitter would be perfect for that project.

  143. A little of both

  144. I’ll be buying most of my presents this year, but I do hope to have time to make some knitted bead earrings for a few people.

  145. bethany ,. says:

    I will probably buy most of my Christmas gifts, but maybe make a few.

  146. I would buy some craft supplies or anything that catch my eye! ;)
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  147. I am going to try to make 80% of all my gifts.

  148. I do make some gifts myself and buy some.

  149. Linda Meyers-Gabbard says:

    A little of both

  150. richelle bowers says:

    im going to buy

  151. I love this giveaway!
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  152. Laura Lane says:

    I will make and buy gifts.

  153. i will buy unless i can find some easy fast things to make the beginning of december

  154. Probably both :)

  155. Love the giveaway!! I plan to make most of my gifts this year.
    Connie from Sadieloohoo

  156. Probably a little bit of both! :)

  157. I’m *hoping* to make most of the gifts this year…we’ll see! :P Thanks for a great giveaway! I always look forward to my daily PYP email!

  158. OOPS! Posted with my old site….Yay Pick Your Plum! :)
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  159. Krystal L. says:

    I am doing a bit of both this year. Mixing it up. I’m already working on a blanket for my new cousin that was born in August. Such a cutie! Crocheting it up today! :)

  160. brittney Oden says:

    I am making my son and 2 of my nieces sets of play felt play food!!!

  161. I’m going to buy my X-mas presents. dramaqueensmum@gmail.com
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  162. sindy murray says:

    I’m planning on doing both.

  163. Heather Wone says:

    I plan on doing both!

  164. Typically, I’ve made many Christmas gifts but this year I’m taking the easy route and buying them. Time to give myself a break.

  165. Angie Gatto says:

    I plan to make some and buy others.

  166. I am going to make some and buy some.

  167. I am going to do both.
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  168. I would like to make them, but due to time constraints I think most will be store bought this year.

  169. Make some of them, buy the rest :-)
    Katie recently posted..Incredible Corn Maze AdventureMy Profile

  170. I plan to make most of the presents for our families and friends this year!

  171. Leann Lindeman says:

    I hopefully will be doing a little bit of both!

  172. I will be doing a combination of making and buying this year.

  173. Will be making and buying gifts

  174. I mostly buy my Christmas gifts – Thanks!

  175. I love the variety in your giveaway!

  176. Melissa JN says:

    This is going to be an all homemade Christmas for us!

  177. I’ll be doing a mix of both making and buying presents for Christmas this year.

  178. Melanie Schemanski says:

    Making as well as buying from small businesses!

  179. I am making some, but buying most of them. I just had baby #5 in June, so time is rather limited :)
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  180. I’ll be buying some. But mostly I’ll be making Christmas gifts myself as I have been doing for the last two years.

  181. Sherry Compton says:

    I’m going to buy gifts this year.

  182. Kayleen Considine says:

    Buy. Just getting into crafting.

  183. I always make at least a few things..but some will be purchased too
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  184. I plan to do a little of both. Making gifts saves me money.

  185. Vanessa B says:

    Yep, Im planning on making a few gifts this year and with the help of PYP :-) Thanks!!!

  186. Debbie Ritenour says:

    About half and half,

  187. Brenda Elsner says:

    I am doing both making some gifts and buying some gifts.

  188. I will make some gifts and buy others.

  189. erin griffie says:

    do to health problems i will be making them this year…

  190. katklaw777 says:

    I mostly buy presents…but I do make cookies to share!

  191. Mostly making them – not the electronics though. ;)

  192. Darlene Owen says:


  193. i plan on making pretty much all my gifts this year, am on a uber tight budget so i plan on stash busting like no other:)

  194. Jessica Lucas says:

    I’m planning to make and buy Christmas presents that I’m giving. I like giving and receiving handmade gifts so much more than most store bought gifts, but I just don’t have the time to make them all.

  195. michelle mcafee says:

    I’m making some of them and buying some.

  196. Normally I make a lot of them, but this year we have a new baby so only a few things will be handmade.

  197. I will be making some but buying most!

  198. Debating making vs buying. Just found out my healthcare is going up $200 a month next year, so I need to keep my spending down as much as possible, hoping to do handmade.
    Modern Typography recently posted..Last Chance to Win These!My Profile

  199. Prolly a mix of making and buying :-)

  200. A little bit of both! :)

  201. I’ll be doing both
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  202. Kellie Conklin says:

    I usually do a little bit of both! I make what I can (such as hooded towels for the kids I sit for or tote bags) and I buy some items as well. It usually comes down to the person :) Thanks!

  203. Patricia Koller says:

    I love Pick Your Plum!! I am still working on my Christams list – I am looking for ideas!

  204. I’ll be making some.

  205. Buddy Garrett says:

    I will buy my Christmas presents.

  206. Michelle Feliciano says:

    I’ll be making and buying some.

  207. Sarah Yurga says:

    I will make some but also buy some toys and electronics

  208. Probably a combo!!
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