I have thought about this for some time now - and I have come to the decision to step down as the coordinator for the PSP Community Blog Hop. With all that I have been through this year with my family and my father's passing - my heart just is not in it any longer. I am thinking of switching careers all together and going in a totally different creative route ... but that decision has yet to be made.
If you would be interested in taking over the PSP Blog Hop 2012 (including taking ownership of the blog and the Facebook Fan Page) please contact me and I'll get the details to you.
Thank you - to all of the sponsors, designers, and participants who participated last year and made it such a wonderful event for the community. I am honored to have been able to make a dream a reality and thank each of you for your overwhelming enthusiasm and support.
Hello Blog Hop lovers! We have some updated information to share with you about the 2012 PSP Blog Hop, so read up and find out the latest and start planning what awesome goodies you are going to share with the PSP community this fall!
Due to some personal family issues, the spring/summer blog hop is going to be combined with the Holiday Hop this year. So set your calendars to win some awesome prizes this fall just in time for Thanksgiving and Christmas that will have your creative juices in overdrive!
Start - Monday, October 15, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time
End - Friday, October 19, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
Winners will be announced on the blog on Saturday, October 20th and will have until Wednesday, October 24th to request their download link for their prize package.
For Contributors & Participants
This year we have a Link Up! section for both contributors and sponsors! If you plan on participating or contributing during this year's event - please go to our LINK UP! page and add your blog, your web site, your Pinterest page and/or your Facebook Fan page - add as many as you want! Let others come by and discover you and the awesomeness that is YOU! Add your information today and get some free advertisement for your site(s) for the entire year!
We tested out two different giveaway programs - Rafflecopter and PunchTab - and this year we will be using the PunchTab giveaway program. Each prize contribution will have its own widget to enter - so you only need to enter the prize giveaway that you wish to win, or you can enter all of them to increase your chances of winning. At the end of the event, one winner will be randomly selected. The added benefit of using PunchTab is that you will be able to earn rewards each time you visit the site, in addition to earning badges as well for liking us or tweeting about the PSP Blog Hop each day.
All Blog Hop 2012 prize contributions must be uploaded to the contributors folder on Box.com prior to the Blog Hop beginning. The only exception to this will be tubes or gift certificates or custom-made items contributed from a licensing agency, independent artist store or scrap kit store. If you have any questions or concerns - please use the CONTACT US form or, better still - join our contributors Yahoo Group HERE.
You can add your prize contribution for the 2012 Blog Hop at any time between now and September 30, 2012 by clicking HERE and entering the information requested. Don't forget - Gold Contributors (anyone offering a prize package valued at over $60.00 US Dollars) will receive their banner ad (125x125) placed on our Gold Contributors page as they are received (we are in the process of updating some things on the site so be patient - they will be posted shortly for those of you who have already submitted your prizes).
All Blog Hop prize contributions must be awarded within seven (7) days of the event conclusion. The only exception will be for custom-made items - and these items should be completed and delivered no later than sixty (60) days from the event conclusion at most. A deadline must accompany all custom-made items offered so that the winning recipient knows when to expect receipt of their prize.
Contributors are required to be a part of our Yahoo Group (or have a representative be a part of the Yahoo Group on their behalf) to receive all updates and behind-the-scenes information and to help you with coordinating the event and answer any questions that you may have. Please feel free to go daily digest or no mail during 'down times' between blog hops, but we would appreciate you being on regular mail during the two months prior to the hop when everything is being organized in the event there are questions or concerns that need to be addressed.
As always - feel free to email me with any questions you may have directly. I am looking forward to our Blog Hop 2012 this October being bigger and better than last year and loads of fun and excitement for everyone combined!
Due to unforeseen circumstances, I have had to change the date of the 2nd Annual PSP Blog Hop. It will not be hosted in May this year but rather in June. The new event dates are June 25, 2012 to June 29, 2012. Please mark your calendars with the new date!
Thanks in advance!
Join us for the 2nd Annual PSP Community Blog Hop
June 25, 2012 thru June 29, 2012
Click the Blinkie for More Information!
Welcome to the PSP Blog Hop 2012! A few things have changed this year – so please be sure to read ALL of the information below so you know how to participate/contribute during this year's event!
Start - Monday, May 14, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. EST
Ends - Friday, May 18, 2012 ending at 8:00 p.m. EST.
Winners will be announced on the blog on Saturday, May 19, 2012 and will have until Wednesday, May 23, 2012 to request their download link.
FOR CONTRIBUTORS & PARTICIPANTS
This year we have a Link Up! section for both contributors and sponsors! If you plan on participating or contributing during this year's event – please go to our Link Up! page and add your blog, web site, or Fan page so other's can come by and visit!
Rafflecopter will be used to participate and award prizes this year. Each prize contribution will be listed with its own Rafflecopter widget to enter. You will be required to complete each of the requirements the contributor has requested before you are eligible to win. At the end of the event, Rafflecopter will randomly select a participant as the winner. If you have never used Rafflecopter before, you can view a short video on how to enter a contest using Rafflecopter here. You can also enter our "Sample Giveaway" to familiarize yourself with the Rafflecopter widget on our blog here.
All Blog Hop 2012 prize contributions must be uploaded to the contributors folder on Box.com prior to the Blog Hop beginning. The only exception to this will be tubes or gift certificates or custom-made items contributed from a licensing agency, independent artist store or scrap kit store. If you have any questions or concerns – please use the Contact Us form or join our Yahoo Group for contributors here.
All Blog Hop prize contributions must be awarded within seven (7) days of the event conclusion. The only exception to this will be custom-made items – and these items should be completed and delivered within sixty (60) days maximum. A deadline must accompany all custom-made items.
Contributors are required to be a part of our Yahoo Group (or have a representative be a part of the Yahoo Group) to stay informed and so that all questions and concerns can be handled within the group at one time.
Please use the Contact Us form to submit your prize package along with any links to your blog, web site, etc. that you wish for participants to complete. There is a section at the bottom that is for CONTRIBUTORS ONLY.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
I'm afraid to say that I am having second thoughts about hosting a 2nd Annual PSP Blog Hop this year in May. Issues with prizes not being awarded and disgruntled winners, real life just "happens" sometimes and unforeseen things occur - and I just do not like being on the receiving end of the negativity and ungrateful attitudes. I am a "happy humans" type of person and always wish nothing but happiness for the people that do participate in these events.
Our prize contributors do so out of the kindness of their hearts – to give back to those of you that have made purchases from them all year long, to give those of you who are not familiar with their work an opportunity to learn more about them – and the majority of the contributors sign up for these events months in advance with every intention of being able to award their prize contributions to the winners. However, real life (as we all know) has a way of interfering with the best of intentions, and sometimes things just happen that are beyond our control. The contributors receive nothing in return except exposure on our blog and Facebook fan page for their contributions.
So I am faced with the dilemma of whether or not to actually host the Blog Hop this year or to forgo the effort and time and sheer dedication to nothing else but the organization of the hop for the next two months or determine if it is really appreciated at all, what the prize contributors do to help make each hop a success, not to mention the time and dedication they put into creating their special prize contributions and the time and dedication of every member of the staff that assists in making it a success.
I would love your input and feedback on the subject.
We Thank You!
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