Wednesday, February 13, 2013

My Two 200 Followers Giveaways

These giveaways are now closed.  The winners are announced HERE.

It seems like i have been waiting for this day for so long!  No, not necessarily because it's the eve of Valentine's Day although that is reason enough to celebrate on its own, but because i am finally able to share this post with you!  To be honest, this post was only supposed to go live on the 14th, but i couldn't wait one second longer! ;)

It's time to officially celebrate my 2nd Blogoversary (it was really at the start of January) and, most importantly, celebrate YOU, my 200+ followers!!!

Back in 2011 when i started Scrap-Utopia, i never thought i'd achieve so much out of blogging about my favorite hobby.  Since then, i have been part of many challenges and have been lucky to win my fair share of prizes and giveaways.  I have been accepted on amazing DTs and gotten to know so many talented and awesome people.  The amount of inspiration i find daily on all the blogs i visit (just look at the extensive and always growing list on my sidebar) is phenomenal and never-ending!

And, most of all, i have been blessed with so many wonderful and loyal followers!  I do appreciate and thank each and every one of you!  Your comments always put a smile on my face and the thought that any of my posts and shares might have inspired someone to create something dear to their heART is an awesome feeling.

So to celebrate my love and gratitude for you all, i am giving away a prize to not only 1 but 2 lucky followers.

Make sure to read ALL the instructions on how to enter at the bottom of this post.  I will only pick among the people who did all 3 requirements!

Giveaway #1
 There is so much stuff in this giveaway that i can't begin to list it all, but you can mostly find a little bit of everything as in BoBunny, Magenta, Prima, MayaRoad, BasicGrey, Dusty Atic, etc...

Here are close-up shots:

Sorry for the lousy pictures - i didn't have time to remove the products from their plastic packaging and i work during daylight hours so my pictures are never as good as they could be :(

Giveaway #2
This prize is a little more color-fun!  In this prize, you can find some Imaginisce, My Little Shoebox, BasicGrey, Momenta, My Mind's Eye and miscellaneous other goodies.


So what do you have to do to win, you ask?

It's very simple!

1 - become a follower of my blog (if you're not already)
2 - look in my online gallery by clicking HERE
3 - come back to my BLOG and leave me a comment telling me which one of all my projects is your favorite

You are also very encouraged to post, share, tweet, whatever your social media heart desires about these giveaways although this is not a requirement to win.

I will pick a random winner out of all the commenters for giveaway #1, and then a second one for #2.
These giveaways will close at the end of day on February 28th, and are open both domestically and internationally (i am willing to go broke by paying the shipping fees!  ha!)

You will have to check back on this blog to see if you've won.  The winners will then have 1 week to contact me via email to give me their shipping info.

Please note: if you comment, and your comment doesn't appear right away, do not fret.  I have set up my spam filter so that i have to approve every comment before they show up on my post.  So it might take a couple hours to a day before they show up, but i will definitely keep that in mind near the end of the giveaway period.

Good luck everyone!


  1. congrats and what a wonderful giveaway.....fabulous prizes :)

  2. Nicole all your projects are so gorgeous. I would be unable to pinpoint one. Tu as tellement de talents. It looks like you put so much of yourself in each one of your project it is no wonder that you are being recognized by so many. Keep up the good work and please keep us informed of your progress and also keep showing your wonderful work...

  3. Well Nicole you know I love all your work... but j'aime le "thank you" parce ue c'est un beau layout but aussi une belle photo de toi et Yves :)j'aimerais avoir ton talent!! j'te montrerai en septembre mes "tentatives" de scrap hahaha oh and I was an unofficial follower, you've been in my favorites for quite awhile now :p congrants on the 200+ followers

  4. Very nice work you do, love it, and jealous of the imagination that you could have. Lache pas!!! C'est super beau!!!

  5. Congrats on the milestone Nicole! Love your work :-)

  6. Congratulations Nicole! You have been selected the winner of the C'est Magnifique Kits Bits & Pieces Giveaway. Be sure to head over to our blog for all the details. By the way, what a great giveaway you're offering, yourself.

  7. Congrats Nicole! I have been a follower for a while and I love your creations! Your Pocketful Of Sunshine layout is amazing! Although, I love them all.

  8. Congrats Nicole! 200 fans is fabulous! I checked out your gallery... seriously!!! How can I pick one fav out of all those wonderful creations eh?!!?! ;) I am already a follower and a huge fan of your work.
    Cheers to the next 200 followers!

  9. Hi Nicole and congrats on your blogoversary and 200 fans!! I just loved browsing through your gallery - my fav project is Pocketful of Sunshine - it just beams out from the gallery!! I love the little details like the stitching and the bling - and mostly that sweet little pocket full of goodies!! Well done :-)

  10. Congratulations on your 200 followers and blogoversary. WOW you gallery is amazing - soooo hard to pick just one but 'My 2012 Resolution' certainly took my eye. I love the layering, all the textures and elements you have used on this one. I enjoy being inspired by your regular blog updates. Best wishes.

  11. Hey Nicole, congrats for the awesome achievement. I am just starting out as a blogger and crafter and glad to see that it can be done... if you work at your craft and participate in challenges, so thanks for being an inspiration! also - congrats on winning the awesome C'Est Magnifique bits giveaway. You lucky duck! I love so many of your projects but two stand out in my mind - the Story of us (Waterfall) - maybe because it is full of MME goodness and so many wonderful layers and textures... and Man - love the blues and the layers in that one. Way to go! (Yep, I am a blog follower... all the way in Oakville ON:-)

  12. Thanks for the awesome giveaway and chance to win the neat prizes. I am already a follower.

  13. I love the owl frame, my daughter loves owls so I must make one using yours as inspiration. I love your blog, and your giveaway is huge, would love to win :-)

  14. There's one layout who caught my eye inmediately...

    Its so elegant, love the colours brown and pink, also my favourite!
    Just... beautiful!!

    I really like to join your candy,


  15. I love your summer love 2 page layouts. The sketch, the colors, I love everything.

    Thanks for the chance to win, I would love to win it!

  16. Hi Nicole! You have a new follower here. I found your blog because you won the C'est Magnifique prize. Glad I did. Your work is beautiful, and I had a hard time picking just one favorite, but, I finally decided on "From This Year Forward" I love the colours and the layers, and maybe because it's Valentine's Day, I love the sappiness of it :). I'll be checking back in on a regular basis. Nice to see a "local" blog too. I live in NS.

  17. I love your "Life is Pretty Amazing" layout!

  18. Greetings from the other side of Canada! I've been a fan and a follower for quite awhile now and the reason is because I LOVE your style of scrapping! It is very hard for me to choose just one layout of yours that I love because I love them all. I love anything with lots of color so the layouts like Wild Thing really stand out for me, but I also love the ones that just seem to blend and flow so easily with more muted color like The Story of Us. Your work is truly inspiring to me and I always find so many great ideas.

  19. Congratulations on your achievement and thanks for the opportunity to win some fabulous prizes. Your 'More Me Time' layout is my favorite! Love the happy photo and the creative design!

  20. Hi Nicole, a big CONGRATS to you!!!!!! I just fell in love with that product. I love the "Love Ride" and "Fun Night" layouts. Such beautiful work. Thanks for the inspiration and a chance to win those fab goodies.


  21. GFC name:Szente Noemi
    I like this

  22. Congrats on your 200 followers,
    I love From This Year Forward!


  23. I've already been a follower and love just about every single thing you post. My very fav though has always been the 'pouty girl' layout. I've got it bookmarked and pinned just to be sure I can always find it for inspiration :) :) :)

  24. Hi there Nicole. Such a wonderful giveaway you have going there. I would so love to have a chance. I'm already a follower and I've also linked your candy to my sidebar to help you spread the word.
    My favorite LO's from your gallery have to be "Spectacular" the baby LO. I love all the bright colors, beautiful pics and the design. I also like the one called fun night, the details are just stunning and everything looks so beautiful.
    Thanks for the wonderful chance.
    Hugs, Rosalee (MB, Canada)

  25. Ohh - I am a follower of your blog and i was for a looong time. I know for sure wich one of your fantastic creations is my Favorite :) its the: "From this year Forward" layout - I actually lifted it when i first saw it ;) I like your works a lot! And Thank you for the chance.
    I just added you to my favorite artists at too :) - im not active there and wasn´t for a while - but ill be back some day :).
    I will post a picture of your amazing give aways in the sidebar at my blog. Have a wonderfull new week.
    Hugs from Denmark xxxx

  26. Hi Nicole, you know I love your work!!! I been a followers for a while now! I loved looking trough your amazing gallery. Can I pick 3 favs??? Yes? well oke my favs are (1) More Me Time and (2) My Wish, but I really like.....tadaaaaaa (3) Perfect Day Together.....they all have something magical!
    I soooooooo love your give away thank you so much for the are very generous have a great week hugs Amy :)

  27. HI Nicole
    came to know of your blog through your LO at 2peas :) left you a comment there :) I Love your mini fold up album, retirement card , Are we there yet --love the creative use of circles . There are a lot others which I find very inspiring. I see some lifting happening in near future. Following you :)
    very generous give away :)

  28. Cogratulations to your blogovercary! :-). It is a great blog and I am a follower. I am very much impressed og your gallery - my favorites are: precious furry angel, perfect day together and fairy girl.
    I would not mind winning tis great give away! :-) Have a nice day.

  29. Congratulations to your wonderful blog, where I am a new follower. I am so amazed by your many layouts. They are beatiful, and it is hard to choose one. I like Wild days a lot, but they are all special.

    I would love to receive your give-away, and has added it in my sidebar:

    Best regards from Susanne, Denmark

  30. Congrats on 2 years of blogging and 200+followers. Your gallery is very impressive, a favourite would have to be 'my love' because of the colours. I have seen your work on Dusty Attic where I also frequent. Thank you for the chance to enter the giveaway.

  31. Wow, what a gallery! I love your two page LO's, but as far as favorites go, I would have to pick Precious furry angel and Always and forever, since that one is how I found your blog in the first place. I have to admit I also love the Us (NatWeddint). I can't pick just one. Congrats on your anniversary!

  32. Congratulations.
    Your creations are very colorful and i like this. I'm fan of bee card.
    Thank you for a chance to win that beautiful candy.
    Best wishes

  33. Congratulations on 200 plus followers. I love all of your work, so it's hard to pick just one, but I do love the one about you ~ "More Me Time". I've been a follower and so appreciate you offering this amazing, generous giveaway!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  34. As soon as I saw it I knew it was my favourite 'Always and Forever', the papers and the colours together with that silhouette make it divine - love it lots.

  35. Um.. Nicole, you are amazing!!! I could spend a lot of time in your gallery. I love the sweetheart card, such soft colors! I love your card retirement card too. I am not a scrapbooker yet, but your layouts are amazing! I think maybe I will scrapbook once I have kids.

  36. My favorite layout is adventure. I love double layout with lots of picture. I'm a big fan of yor work.

  37. So thankful is my fave! Love your style!

  38. la tarjeta de San Valentin...Soy Seguidora desde hace algún tiempo... Felicidades por tu blog tan solidario