Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Facebook Hates Us!

I've been absent, concentrating on orders and trying to pull out some new items.  I have to hop on here real quick in the hopes of getting my followers attention though.  Facebook implemented some major (really freakin horrible) changes today and as far as I can tell, my wonderful fans aren't seeing my status updates and such.

If you wouldn't mind, take a moment and let me know if you are seeing my stuff come up in your news feed.  I posted a handful of OOAK Limited Edition items this evening and had a flash sale but unfortunately I don't think the message got out to the fans.

I'm trying to see if there is any other way of getting the word out.

Thanks for  your help everyone!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Scotti, from Inner Hooker, is hosting a ginormous giveaway to celebrate hitting 6000 fans!!  Can you even imagine?  I'm still working on my 1st thousand lol.  Congrats Scotti on such a huge milestone!!!!

I am thrilled, THRILLED I tell ya!  I am participating in today's portion of her giveaway :-D (big cheesy grin)  My hook organizer is one of the prizes, yippee!  Just follow the link below to get yourself entered!

Go Here!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Updates

Hello all!  Are you enjoying my new blog look?  I kinda totally love it lol.

I haven't been on top of the blog like I should, I'm going to try and get better about that :)  There's so many places to update this one gets forgotten some times.

I have added an order list to the facebook page so customers can see where they fall on the to-do list.  I'm excited to be so busy that I need that!  If you are waiting for an order, take a peek there and you can see how far along your order is.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

500 Fan Giveaway #4 Winners!!!

I totally flaked and forgot this ended yesterday lol.  Sorry to make you all wait!  The random.org gods have spoken and the winner of the Amelia Eve Photography package is....


Chase and Kortney Crowley said... 19
Updated my facebook status so others can find this amazing giveaway! Such a fun idea!

And the winner of the package from Nicole Akers Photography is.....


Lacey said... 4
I am following the blog now!

Congratulations to you both!  Please email me at warmfuzziesbycortney@gmail.com to claim your prizes.  

Thank you to everyone who participated in all the giveaways, I had a lot of fun working with all these great vendors to show my amazing fans how much I really appreciate and value your support!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Handmade Gift Exchange Part 1



I was so busy with the giveaways I forgot to mention that I was participating in the summers Handmade Gift Exchange, put together by Linda of Craftaholics Annonymous!  This was my first time participating and in a strange twist of events I ended up with 2 partners :)  I hadn't heard from my first so Linda paired me up with another crafter, after which I heard back from my original partner.  I didn't mind in the least and kept both of my awesome parters :)

The whole idea behind this event is that you get paired up with a new buddy somewhere in another part of the country.  Then you get to know each other a bit and each partner makes and sends a gift to the other.  It's so exciting to see all the amazing things that people have gifted to each other!

So without further ado....

One of my partners, Heather, lives in Cali and loves bright colors and rainbow colors.  My first idea was a market bag, however I was having big issues with the pattern I'd chosen being incorrect in several spots so I ditched that plan and decided to make something she could use around the house.  I came up with the idea to make her a set of coasters with some really awesome rainbow cotton I found.  I personally am totally in love with these and almost shed a little tear as I sealed the envelope to go off to its new home!  I plan on making myself a set as soon as I have some free time!

I hope she likes them!


My other partner was Wendy in Washington.  She and I had something very important in common, we both love the color PURPLE!  She also mentioned after browsing my shop and facebook page that she had a thing for owls and really liked my owl hats.  Easy Peasy!  I whipped her up and adult size owl hat :)  I made it a white owl with purple and green (her second fave color) accents and I really like how it turned out.  My pictures really stink because it was late and night with bad lighting. 




I had so much fun with this, I can't wait until November to do it again!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

500 Fan Giveaway #3 Winner!!!

A HUGE thank you to all my awesome vendors who contributed this this giveaway!  We have a super duper lucky winner with this one.  So, without further delay.....



Congratulations Sarah!  Please email me at warmfuzziesbycortney@gmail.com and we'll go over the details ;)
Anonymous said... 38
Love by CC I was drooling over all her beautiful handspun yarn she has to use Mommy and Mia I love the brown satin rolled rose, gorgeous! Heather's Hobbies Her little mary jane shoes are adorable! Little Rue Her singed flower clips are beautiful. Heidi's Knits and Tutus has the cutest little pom pom hat! Sugar Plum Boutique Love the leg warmers! And my daughter can never have too many purses, she left the house with 3 yesterday lol Sarah Ferrel

Monday, June 27, 2011

500 Fan Giveaway #4 : FOR THE LOCALS

This last giveaway is a bit different and geared towards the locals!  Local being in Ohio.  I've got several wonderfully talented local photographers lined up and waiting to help you capture your family in photos!  I will have multiple winners for this giveaway so make sure you


Amelia Eve Photography: Website/Facebook

2 hour portrait or family session (immediate family only) AND their 5 favorite images on disc AND an 11x14, 3/4 float wrap of their favorite image.  A $320 value for $100.



Nicole Akers Photograpy: Website/Facebook

Free Mini Session



You'll want to look your best for your shoot so each winner will also get a $10 Gift Certificate from me!  I know that makes your day :)
HOW TO ENTER:

There will be four chances to enter. Please post a separate comment for each entry. Please only leave a comment for each entry, no other comments will count towards the giveaway. (this makes it easier on me when counting the entry and the winner in the end.)

All entries will be monitored and checked when the winner is chosen.


Entry 1 (required): Visit each vendor's Facebook page and "like" them. Take a peak around the pages/shops and let them know that I sent you!  Don't rush through this step, if you do Facebook may think you are a spammer and block your messages!

Once you are all done, come back here let me you did this and tell me one super cool thing you found from each one (just one comment for all of this!)  This will count as your first entry. (Please put your email and name in the entry so it's easier for me to find you if you win!)

Entry 2 (required): Like Warm Fuzzies by Cortney on Facebook

Entry 3 (bonus):  Follow Warm Fuzzies by Cortney's blog

Entry 4 (bonus)Change your Facebook status to let everyone know about this awesome giveaway!  Make sure to tag my shop with @Warm Fuzzies by Cortney in the status so it will show up on my page.  After doing so, come back here and leave a comment letting me know you did.  Easy peasy.

Technical stuff you need to know:
  • Giveaway #1 starts June 27 and ends July 5th  at midnight EST
  • Winner will be chosen by random.org and posted on the blog on July 6th
  • Winner must claim their prize by July 12th or another winner will be chosen

Good luck to everyone!!!

500 Fan Giveaway #2 Winner

A huge thank you to all my new fans and the vendors who participated!  This was a super fun group of prizes geared towards you!  Now, without further ado, our winner is......


 

Kristine said... 27
I did ALL my likings! Scentsy Consultants: Cherry Blossom warmer & Wonky Plug-In Scentsy Warmer :-) Mary Kay Consultant: Mary Kay® Mineral Eye Color Bundles Brittany Chavers Studio:Orange and Aqua Bracelet I was wondering what the apple things were for! Ive been seeing them a lot lately online! Now I know!! kmrolin(at)gmail(dot)com 
Congratulations!  Please contact me at warmfuzziesbycortney@gmail.com to claim your prizes!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

I am so excited to announce the winner of my 500 Fan Giveaway #1!!!  I could hardly wait until midnight to head to random.org and get our winner :)  So here we go.......
 
Anonymous said... 3
Of course I like Warm Fuzzies by Cortney!!! :0) crescendogal@yahoo.com 
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!  I will be contacting you soon to get all your information.
Don't forget to check out the other giveaways still going on!!!

Monday, June 20, 2011

500 Fan Giveaway #2 : This One's For The Girls

This giveaway is now closed, thanks so all who entered! 

Welcome back for Day 2 of my big giveaway!  Today is all about the girls.  A few good friends of mine are generously donating items and don't have facebook pages for their businesses.  I've posted websites for the ones without pages if you'd like to check them out :)

And don't forget to get entered into the Day 1 Giveaway as well!


Scentsy: If you aren't familiar with Scentsy products you are missing out!  These are wickless candles, simply break off a small part of the scented wax and pop it in your burner.  The burner melts the wax (uses lightbulbs so no fire to worry about) and before you know it your house is filled with wonderful scents.  Their selection of scents is outstanding, so many choices from fruity to sweet to sultry, there is certainly something for everyone.

Brittany Chavers is another artist from my home state.  Her necklaces, rings and various other accessories are so cute and fun.  I got a magenta rose necklace from her for a wedding and was impressed with the quality and speedy delivery.  She has something for every occasion, color or season!






Erin Salter, Scentsy Consultant: Website

 Pearberry Scentsy Bar


Dawn Weirch, Scentsy Consultant: Facebook/Blog


Route 66 Scent Circle + Amber Road Scentsy Bar





Erin Reissig Mary Kay consultant: Website

selection of eye shadows and cheek colors + more!

Brittany Chavers Studio: Store/Facebook

Asymmetrical Aqua and Orange Rose Necklace



Now, I know you are thinking...but what about you Cortney?  Well, for this giveaway I'm including the following...

1 Apple Snuggie, 1 Cup Cozy and a 3 strand headband!  All in the colors of your chosing, hooray!!  :)






HOW TO ENTER:

There will be four chances to enter. Please post a separate comment for each entry. Please only leave a comment for each entry, no other comments will count towards the giveaway. (this makes it easier on me when counting the entry and the winner in the end.)

All entries will be monitored and checked when the winner is chosen.


Entry 1 (required): Visit each vendor's Facebook page and "like" them. Take a peak around the pages/shops and let them know that I sent you!  Don't rush through this step, if you do Facebook may think you are a spammer and block your messages!

Once you are all done, come back here let me you did this and tell me one super cool thing you found from each one (just one comment for all of this!)  This will count as your first entry. (Please put your email and name in the entry so it's easier for me to find you if you win!)

Entry 2 (required): Like Warm Fuzzies by Cortney on Facebook

Entry 3 (bonus):  Follow Warm Fuzzies by Cortney's blog

Entry 4 (bonus)Change your Facebook status to let everyone know about this awesome giveaway!  Make sure to tag my shop with @Warm Fuzzies by Cortney in the status so it will show up on my page.  After doing so, come back here and leave a comment letting me know you did.  Easy peasy.

Technical stuff you need to know:
  • Giveaway #1 starts June 20 and ends June 26th at midnight EST
  • Winner will be chosen by random.org and posted on the blog on June 25th
  • Winner must claim their prize by July 1st or another winner will be chosen

Good luck to everyone!!!





500 Fan Giveaway #3 : For the Littles

This giveaway is now closed.  Thanks to everyone who participated!


Welcome back for Day 3 of my big giveaway!  Today is all about the kiddies. From newborns on up, you will find something for all those littles you love so much!  Several of the shops are providing gift certificates so the little boys don't miss out.  Hats, hair accessories and tutus...what more could you want?

And don't forget to get entered into the Day 4 giveaway as well!

Love by CC: Store/Facebook
$30 Gift Certificate



Mommy & Mia, LLC: Store/Facebook

$20 Gift Certificate



Heather's Hobbies: Store/Facebook

$25 Gift Certificate

Little Rue: Store/Facebook

Satin Hairclip or Headband (you chose color/style)


Heidi's Knits and Tutus: Blog/Facebook

Brown Newborn Hat and Diaper Cover Set



Sugar Plum Boutique: Facebook

$25 Gift Certificate


....and last but not least, what are you getting from me?  Well I'll tell ya!  It's my new Just Like Mommy mini handbag!!!  You can chose the colors and if you'd like it to have a flower or bow attached.  I'm just gonna add, my 2 year old daughter has not let go of hers since I gave it to her this morning...seriously people she took it to bed for naptime!  These could be fun for that 'not quite tween' age too :)






HOW TO ENTER:

There will be four chances to enter. Please post a separate comment for each entry. Please only leave a comment for each entry, no other comments will count towards the giveaway. (this makes it easier on me when counting the entry and the winner in the end.)

All entries will be monitored and checked when the winner is chosen.


Entry 1 (required): Visit each vendor's Facebook page and "like" them. Take a peak around the pages/shops and let them know that I sent you!  Don't rush through this step, if you do Facebook may think you are a spammer and block your messages!

Once you are all done, come back here let me you did this and tell me one super cool thing you found from each one (just one comment for all of this!)  This will count as your first entry. (Please put your email and name in the entry so it's easier for me to find you if you win!)

Entry 2 (required): Like Warm Fuzzies by Cortney on Facebook

Entry 3 (bonus):  Follow Warm Fuzzies by Cortney's blog

Entry 4 (bonus)Change your Facebook status to let everyone know about this awesome giveaway!  Make sure to tag my shop with @Warm Fuzzies by Cortney in the status so it will show up on my page.  After doing so, come back here and leave a comment letting me know you did.  Easy peasy.

Technical stuff you need to know:
  • Giveaway #1 starts June 22 and ends June 28th at midnight EST
  • Winner will be chosen by random.org and posted on the blog on June 29th
  • Winner must claim their prize by July 3rd or another winner will be chosen

Good luck to everyone!!!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

500 Fan Giveaway #1 : So You Wanna Be A Hooker...

This contest is now closed, thank you!

Welcome to Day 1 of my HUGE 500 FAN GIVEAWAY!  I'm so excited to have some of my very favorite vendors included in this one.  I thought it only appropriate, as a crocheter, to have a crochet inspired portion of my giveaway extravaganza!  Below you will find all the things you need to get started on a project of your own.  Take a minute to look through everyones shops.  The talent will astound you!


Inner Hooker: Store/Facebook
Inner Hooker is F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S!!  She writes the best patterns, so easy to follow and very beginner friendly.  She's got a wonderful facebook page and is very interactive with her fans.  Have a question?  She will gladly help you out, and if you post on her page you'll get advice from a bunch of other talented ladies as well :)  We're a happy hookin' community!

3 patterns of your choice!



Fyrestorm Creations: Store/Facebook
Fyrestorm Creations is my go-to place for stitch makers.  Sure you can buy some cheap ones from Michael's (and I have) but they are BORING and get lost soooo easily.  She can do any of her designs with claw closures for crochet or enclosed for knitting.  While you're browsing her shop, be sure to check out her wine glass charms, bottle cap necklaces and awesome bracelets as well!
1 set of stitch markers (knit or crochet), you chose the style!  


Pumpkin Creek Hats: Store/Facebook
Pumpkin Creek Hats (aka Heartstrings by Dee) constantly amazes me with the things she pulls off her wheel.  Hand dyed and spun, her thick and thin yarn is a dream to work with.  Those huge puffs make for the softest little baby hats, like little clouds for their heads lol.  I recently acquired some of her single ply yarn as well and it is just as fabulous!!  You cannot go wrong with something from her shop. 

Peace~100 yards~6.7 oz~Merino thick and thin yarn




Hurricane Hooks: Store
Hurricane hooks is owned by a very talented man named David, who hails from my own home state of Ohio!  I stumbled upon him last fall on Etsy and practically cleared him out of his stock of beautifully hand crafted wooden crochet hooks.  I think I have 3 or 4 so far...seriously I've lost track...and hope to someday have an entire collection.  I love the feel of a wooden hook, its warms to your hand and is a bit more pliable than a standard aluminum hook. 

1 Hand Carved Wooden Crochet Hook (may vary from the one pictured)



And of course, it wouldn't be a complete package without something from me so, I'm throwing in one of these awesome crochet hook cases!  You can chose the 2 colors you want and I'll chose a matching button for the closure.  I use my daily and as you can see you can fit a LOT of hooks in this bad boy!  Please excuse the bad photos, my good ones have wondered off my laptop when I wasn't looking ;) (hooks not included)







HOW TO ENTER:

There will be four chances to enter. Please post a separate comment for each entry. Please only leave a comment for each entry, no other comments will count towards the giveaway. (this makes it easier on me when counting the entry and the winner in the end.)

All entries will be monitored and checked when the winner is chosen.


Entry 1 (required): Visit each vendor's Facebook page and "like" them. Take a peak around the pages/shops and let them know that I sent you!  Don't rush through this step, if you do Facebook may think you are a spammer and block your messages!

Once you are all done, come back here let me you did this and tell me one super cool thing you found from each one (just one comment for all of this!)  This will count as your first entry. (Please put your email and name in the entry so it's easier for me to find you if you win!)

Entry 2 (required): Like Warm Fuzzies by Cortney on Facebook

Entry 3 (bonus):  Follow Warm Fuzzies by Cortney's blog

Entry 4 (bonus)Change your Facebook status to let everyone know about this awesome giveaway!  Make sure to tag my shop with @Warm Fuzzies by Cortney in the status so it will show up on my page.  After doing so, come back here and leave a comment letting me know you did.  Easy peasy.

Technical stuff you need to know:
  • Giveaway #1 starts June 18 and ends June 24th at midnight EST
  • Winner will be chosen by random.org and posted on the blog on June 25th
  • Winner must claim their prize by June 28th or another winner will be chosen

Good luck to everyone!!!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Check out this great giveaway

http://lovestitched.blogspot.com/2011/04/jo-totes-camera-bag-review-and-giveaway.html

Friday, March 11, 2011

Friday, February 25, 2011

Photographer Loyalty Appreciation Program

Hello! It's so exciting to be able to pair up with amazing photographers and to show my appreciation I'm offering this loyalty program. For every 6 items you purchase you will receive a 7th item for free! Sets (hat/diaper cover combo) and props (slings, bowls) are not included for the free item. That's it, pretty easy right? The only thing I ask in return (which all you amazing people do already anyway) is send me the photos to be able to use for my listings and website. This works in your favor as well since people will see your fantastic work and think of you when they need photos taken.

If you have purchased from me previous to the start of this program, I already have you on file and have credited you with those past purchases!

Feel free to pass my information on to any photographer friends of yours and they can participate too! Any questions/comments/concerns you can leave here or use the 'contact me' option to the right.

Have a great day!!!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Contact Me

I now have a CONTACT ME button along the right hand side. You can use this button to send me questions/suggestions/reviews!

Monday, February 21, 2011

GIVEAWAY WINNERS!!!

I want to give a huge thanks to everyone who dropped by and 'liked' me and 'follows' me :) It's exciting to get to meet so many new followers and other business owners! I'm so excited to have reached over 200 fans now, feel free to keep passing my name along to your friends and family and teachers and mailman and ... :)


Now, on to the fun stuff, THE WINNERS!

Winner #1 : Winner #2:

I will be posting the winners on Facebook as well and contacting you tomorrow about your prizes! Winner #1, if you'd like to use the 'contact' tab on the left side of my FB page, go ahead and let me know which hat you'd like and what size/color.


Congratulations to you both! Thank you again to everyone who participated and check back often, these giveaways are fun! :)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

FAN GIVEAWAY!

We've done it! We've made it to 200 fans on Facebook. Can I get a woot woot? As promised, it is now GIVEAWAY TIME! This time around there are many more ways to enter, do one or do them all and increase your chances of winning! At the end of the giveaway, 2 winners will be chosen by random.org.

1st PLACE : will receive a hat of their choice! FREE!! Who doesn't love free stuff?
2nd PLACE: will receive a gift certificate for $10 off any item in my shop.



Mandatory -visit Warm Fuzzies by Cortney ( my Etsy Store) and then come back and leave a comment on this post telling me which hat you would love to have.

After you've done that, you may get additional entries by:
  • Follow Warm Fuzzies by Cortney Blog(1 entry)
  • Like Warm Fuzzies by Cortney Facebook Fan Page(1 entry)
  • 1 entry for each of the following that you do to spread the word about this giveaway: tweet (make sure and include the link), blog (multiple blogs? each one counts!), or FB status update (Pages count too!!!) and make sure to link to this post!
**leave a separate comment for EACH entry and your email address in one comment- unless it is linked to your account**

Giveaway ends at Midnight (EST) on Sunday 2/20/11. A winner will be chosen using random.org.

Friday, February 4, 2011

2 Giveaways!

I've reached 130 fans on facebook and I'm thrilled! I'm greedy though :) I want to see if we can get that number to 200!!! To do that I'm going to need everyone's help, and as a reward I'll be doing a giveaway once I reach that magic number! One winner will get a hat of their choosing and the 2nd will get a $10 gift certificate to my store! Once its time I'll lay out all the ways to enter (yup, there will be more than one way this time!) and we'll get a winner!

In the meantime, send your friends, family, co-workers, mailman, etc on over to Warm Fuzzies by Cortney on Facebook and have them leave a little message saying how they found out about me!



Ready, Set, Go!!!!!!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Valentine's Day Special

Hello all! I hope you are enjoying your January, whether it be cold and snowy as it is here in Central Ohio or nice and warm for you Cali followers.

I am excited to announce a special I'm running through 2/1/11 for Valentine's Day. Receive 10% off your total order in my Etsy store by entering coupon code STUPIDCUPID at checkout. This offer is ONLY GOOD for my Facebook fans.....SO.....if you are not currently a fan on my facebook page, head on over here and hit the 'like' button to follow me. Then you too will have access to these great deals!

On another note, I will be adding some new Valentine's Day, St. Patricks Day and Easter items to my store as soon as I get some pictures taken. Hopefully this week. I also have a Newsboy Hat that will be making its way into the shop. If you haven't visited recently I have added a few new items this month, I'll post pictures below for you :) As always, I love new ideas and am always open to custom orders!

New Stuff...

Hoot If You're Cute Owl Hat

Monday, January 3, 2011

Things That Make Me Go OOH!


A picture is worth a thousand words...if you know what you are looking at! Let me fill you in on the awesomeness that is the above picture. These nifty little gadgets are crochet hooks, Clover brand Crochet Lite hooks to be exact, and I am the proud owner of one now!

While picking up some yarn at Hobby Lobby this morning, I meandered down the aisle that houses the hooks and miscellaneous doodads that knitters and crocheters use, and what did my little eye spy for me? These hooks!!! IN STOCK AND ON THE SHELF! I've heard from other hookers about these amazing hooks that light up on the end but had yet to find them in stores anywhere. My first though was...'will I really be able to work in the dark?' until I realized the real point of these, to light up dark colored yarns to make it easier to see your stitches and less stressful on the eyes. AMAZING I TELL YOU!

If you've ever had to make something in black yarn you know that it can be darn impossible to catch those loops sometimes if your light is slightly less than perfectly lit. As most of my work is done at night after the kids go to bed (and I do not currently own an OTT light) this might just be the answer to all my frustration.

I purchased an H sized hook as that is what I primarily use (I now own 6 H hooks with this addition) and what do you know, its the purple one! How's that for icing on the cake. I am anxiously awaiting nap time for the kiddos so I can try it out. I was a bit unsure for the simple fact that the tip is acrylic but after a little test run I found that the yarn moved pretty smooth over it so now I'm just plain excited!

I will (hopefully) have a new hat to debut this afternoon. I just need to get some pictures taken. So that's my little news for now!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Too Cute For Words

Through some wonderful luck, I have had the pleasure of working with a few AMAZING photographers this year. I wanted to post a few of the pictures they have graciously given me permission to use, along with their information, in case anyone was looking for a great photographer!

ERAS PHOTOGRAPHY
Amanda does the most amazing work with the little ones! I'm just waiting for the extra $ to get my own kids photos done! You can find her here on Facebook or her website is here.






Stephanie Moon Photography
Stephanie does a lot of photo shoots with animals, and all I can say is WOW! You can tell by her photos that she loves the work she does and seems to have a knack for catching their personalities in print. Check her out here on Facebook or here at her website!


Welcome 2011

Another year has begun, and like most I've made my resolutions, both personal and professional. One of my plans is to revive my little blog and make a valid attempt to update more frequently. I must admit that my Facebook fan page has received most of my attention this past year but I have some big plans for the new year and will shout them from every corner! LOL

So first of all I want to thank all my wonderful customers. 2010 was a great year for me. I had more and more Etsy sales with each month and had several very successful craft shows. There were times when the volume of orders was a little overwhelming but so very very exciting!

I have so many new ideas in my head, I cannot wait to work them all out in yarn. Keep checking back for new designs to celebrate the upcoming holidays, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day and Easter!

Stay tuned....