Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Softball Pitcher and Catcher Shirt Set Giveaway!

When I originally posted the photo of my daughter in her shirt the other day, I had no idea the overwhelming response that I would get from Instagram. 442 likes later (and more coming every hour), I've decided that I would give everyone an opportunity to win a set of their choice.



Here's how it works:


The raffle will run from now until April 15, 2019. The winner will be drawn via Rafflecopter at random. Since this is ultimately an Instagram contest you must follow me on Instagram @chaosandcraftsdesign. To earn bonus entries tag your friend(s) in the comments and like my Facebook page (www.facebook.com/chaosandcraftsdesign). The winner will be provided with an Etsy discount code via private message to redeem the set of their choice.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Only 4 Days Left to Win a Cricut Bright Pad for Mother's Day!

This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I just wanted to remind everyone that the clock is ticking down on my first giveaway for the Cricut Bright Pad Mint Edition.

I have chosen to do this 100% on my own and this is in no way sponsored or run directly by Cricut.

There are 5 easy ways to enter, just follow me on any one of the social media options listed. Each follow receives one entry into the drawing, but you must go through the Rafflecopter platform for it to count. The winner will be drawn and verified in the morning on Sunday, May 5th and mailed via standard shipping the following day (provided the winner responds with their mailing details to claim their prize).

If the winner does not respond by midnight CST then a runner up will be chosen. This will continue until the prize has been claimed.

Thank you for participating and good luck!


Free Dragon Mandala SVG - For Personal Use Only

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For those of us who finding weeding therapeutic, these are totally addicting! Here's another addition to my mandala / zentangle SVG collection. Just follow the link in the caption to download. Enjoy!

Monday, April 22, 2019

Why You Should Click on Influence and Affiliates Links

This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.

This weekend I had posted a project that I did to one of the Cricut groups I belong to and someone asked me where I got the file. When I posted the link I received a nasty message from the administrator discouraging me from sharing the link. I belong to several different groups some craft related and some not. One thing they all have in common is that they discourage affiliate or influencer links within the group and honestly I cannot understand why.

You'll notice that several of my posts contain affiliate links, this one included. I use three different platforms at the moment:
  1. Amazon Associates
  2. Share-A-Sale
  3. Design/Font Bundles
There are a couple others out there that I've tried, but these are the main three that I use because honestly these are the companies that I personally buy from. I don't promote random crap. I promote items I spent my money on and think that it was worth my hard earned dollars.
  • Amazon is pretty much a given for everyone I would think. With five kids total (two of them under school age) at home they've basically saved my life and probably my children's a time or two as well. We're Prime members and we order almost everything through them and have several items on subscriptions.
  • Share-A-Sale is partnered with Cricut which is how I found them. It was just a bonus that they also had a relationship with other vendors I use like: MixbookPicMonkeyExpressions Vinyl, and Heat Press Nation.
  • Design Bundles is where I have purchased literally 100's of SVG files. The bundle deals are awesome, they release free fonts and graphics every Friday, and the affiliate program just gives me credit to buy more stuff from them. 
I think that it's been discouraged because there's a huge misconception that we're just sitting back and collecting fists full of money. If I'm being honest, I've never gotten a deposit from Amazon large enough to even cover my monthly bag of cat food, so I'm not looking at retiring from my full time day job any time in the near future.

That being said though, it's always nice when I get that little surprise gift card in my inbox and since it's items I'm going to link to anyway regardless of pennies that I earn when they buy it, I might as well just collect the pennies.

The reality is though, while I'm a full time working mom, with 5 kids, and a successful enough Etsy shop that brings me just enough extra income to support my craft supply addiction, a boat load of these other affiliates out there are stay at home moms just trying to contribute something to their household. When I'm making a purchase online I actually actively seek out affiliate links to give these other moms a little commission on something I know I'm going to buy regardless of their influence. I think it's important to help support our online mom community and encourage one another to share the things you enjoy or use or whatever.

So please, before making your next online purchase, find a blog and click a link. Most likely that shiny quarter that goes to the mom who set up the link will make her day and it's not anymore out of your pocket then you'd already planned to spend anyway.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Animal Crackers Free Kids Font Download

This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.


Click here to download.

Every week Font Bundles offers free fonts for download. This week's font is absolutely adorable! Here are just some examples that they posted, but I will defiantly be using this some of my future creations.











Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Enter to win a Cricut Bright Pad (Mint Edition) in time for Mother's Day 2019!


I'm excited to offer my very first giveaway, a Cricut BrightPad (Mint Edition) just in time for Mother's Day! I have chosen to do this 100% on my own and this is in no way sponsored or run directly by Cricut. 

There are 5 easy ways to enter, just follow me on any one of the social media options listed. Each follow receives one entry into the drawing. The winner will be drawn and verified in the morning on Sunday, May 5th and mailed via standard shipping the following day (provided that the winner responds by midnight CST on the date of the drawing with an address to claim their prize). If the winner does not respond by that time then a second person will be chosen and given until midnight to respond. This will continue until someone has claimed the prize.  

Thank you for participating and good luck!


a Rafflecopter giveaway