Giveaway Finale – Creative Labs, Assets by Sara Blakely, Shade Clothing, & Thoughts That Stick

by Kelsey Norwood

in Giveaways

This is the last week of giveaways for this blogiversary spectacular! Whew. I’ll be glad to get back to my regular posting about family, home, crafts, and kids.

We’ve had lots of winners and today I’ll be announcing more awesome prizes! To wrap up the celebration of my one year blogiversary, 5 people will each win one of the 5 following prizes:

1. A Pink Vado Pocket Video Cam by Creative Labs

pink vado pocket video cam creative labs

We have a Sony video camera that I liked, but I haven’t used it once since I got the Vado by Creative Labs. It’s so handy to take around with you, which is probably why I use it all the time. I can keep it in my pocket and whip it out whenever I want. It’s totally inconspicuous too (except for the bright pink part…) so people won’t necessarily know you’ve got a video camera – it could be a cell phone or an MP3 player. Most of the best video footage, especially in your daily family life, is taken when people don’t know the camera is on!

My other favorite part about the Vado pocket video cam is how easy it is to upload the videos onto the computer. Our computer isn’t really good enough to handle actual videos from a real video camera, so I have to save up all my uploading and do it on my husband’s computer at work. I had to buy a firewire port to put in that computer, so it’s been a pain. Before, all my videos were several months behind because I had to wait until the tape was full to upload them.

The Vado plugs straight into your computer – the USB port is connected so you don’t ever have to worry about losing or forgetting it. And the videos are a naturally small so uploading them to Blogger or YouTube is quick and easy.

My family in Oregon is enjoying much more video footage of Joel since I got the Vado becaucse it’s so fun and easy to use! The winner will receive a pink Vado Pocket Video Cam by Creative Labs – a $99 value.

2. Pink Zen Mozaic 4GB MP3 Player by Creative Labs

pink zen mozaic creative labs 4gb mp3 player

I am a big fan of the Zen MP3 players. I use mine all the time, especially when traveling or just working around the house. I’m not a big music junkie, I mostly listen to audiobooks and things like that. The great thing for me about the Mozaic is that it has FM radio so I can listen to news no matter where I am! My Mozaic allows me to stay informed even when I’m not in the car.

I love the small design, the great built in speaker, and the long battery life. The battery seems to last forever without needing to be charged! Nothing bugs me more than a gadget that is constantly losing power (my cell phone, for example. GRRR!). Battery life is an important quality to me, and the Mozaic lasts up to 32 hours. And it’s pink!

The winner of this contest will win a 4GB pink Zen Mozaic MP3 player by Creative Labs. Lucky you!

Thanks, Creative Labs!

3. Fantastic Firmers Mid Thigh Shaper from ASSETS by Sara Blakely

assets by sara blakely fantastic firmers mid thigh shaper in black

Assets are Sara Blakely’s line of body shapers sold at Target stores, and they’re just as awesome as her Spanx line (don’t you love that name!). A great body shaper is a quick and easy way to feel thinner and more beautiful in your clothing. These body firmers really suck you in where you need it without creative those lines that scream, “I’m wearing a body shaper!”

According to the product description on the Assets website, here’s how they work: “A soft, power mesh lining firms your tummy, thighs, and rear, providing the best control where you need it most. The uniquely bonded leg band lays flat against skin and prevents thigh bulge to keep you looking sleek under your favorite fashions.”

I know when I’m wearing my firmer, I feel more together and like my clothes look great on me. Maybe I look the same to everybody else, but that’s not what it’s about, is it? If I think I look good, I feel great.

The Assets line is sold at Target, and the firmers are only about $20 each – they come in black and nude, so you can get one of each to wear with everything. The winner will receive one pair of Fantastic Firmers – Mid Thigh Shaper in the size and color of your choice.

Thanks, Assets!

4. Jersey Scarf by Shade Clothing

jersey scarf by shade clothing

A fourth person will win this jersey scarf by Shade Clothing. These scarfs are made of ultra soft cotton jersey, so they’re very comfortable and will never bother your skin, and they’re easy to care for. They’re nice and long so you can double them up, tie them in knots or other funky fun ways – this Shade scarf is going to be my favorite this winter!

They’re $9.50 (totally affordable) and come in several beautiful colors: coal, cream, deep blue, golden, mulberry, and poinsetta (click here to see the colors). A scarf is a great way to spice up your winter outfit, and these colors are great for accenting.

Thanks, Shade Clothing.
5. $25 Gift Certificate at Thoughts That Stick

dress forms vinyl wall graphicseiffel tower vinyl wall graphics

pirate ships vinyl wall graphicsgirl blowing dandelion vinyl wall graphicspretty trees vinyl wall graphics

I know I said the Etsy giveaways were over, but I had to throw in just one more fabulous vinyl wall graphics artist. I love the designs of Thoughts That Stick so much, I wanted to share them with you.

As you can see from the above images, her designs are totally unique and she has something for every interest, hobby, and personality. I love the diversity of her designs – I’ve seen lots of dress form graphics before, but hers are by far my favorite. I love this design – wouldn’t that be so great in a sewing room? And for the traveler we have the Eiffel tower, a pirate ship for a little boy (she has several different versions of pirate ships), a little wishmaker for a girl, and lots and lots of trees, flowers, birds, and more for the nature/organic type.

She also has pages and pages of sayings. She is great with typography and everything else, so be sure to check out her store. The winner will get $25 to spend – so lucky!

Thanks, Thoughts That Stick!

These 5 giveaway prizes will wrap up the blogiversary celebration! Thanks for participating and I hope you’ll join me in getting back into my regular posting about crafty things, home, and family ideas. Thanks!


Blog Giveaway Guidelines:

  1. To enter this contest, leave a comment on this post between now and midnight PST on Saturday, November 1st.
  2. You can earn additional entries for this contest. To learn how, click here.
  3. One comment per person – if you’re new here your comment will go into moderation and will not show up immediately, but I will approve it so don’t worry.
  4. This giveaway is only open to residents of the continental United States…sorry.
  5. The winner will be randomly picked and announced in a new post on Monday morning.

If you have a product you would like Vanilla Joy to review and give away, email me at kelsey [at] vanillajoy [dot] com. Thanks!


1 Pamk October 27, 2008 at 11:59 am

Great prizes. I am so glad I subscribed to your feed on google reader.

2 Keri October 27, 2008 at 12:05 pm

wow – what an assortment of prizes!

3 tammy b October 27, 2008 at 12:12 pm

more. more. more! there’s always more on your blog! thanks

4 Jennifer October 27, 2008 at 12:13 pm

You saved the best give away for last. THANKS!!!

5 Natalie October 27, 2008 at 12:15 pm

wow! i would love to win any one of these!! thanks for all the great giveaways :)

6 MIssy Jurgens October 27, 2008 at 12:16 pm

Whoa, my excitement cannot be contained! So many great things… Hmmm, I hope I win!

7 Amy October 27, 2008 at 12:16 pm

Woo Hoo! These are GREAT! Thanks for being so good to all of us!

8 Rachel October 27, 2008 at 12:17 pm

Aren’t you lucky you get to play santa in October. I hope I’m the lucky reciever of your awesome generosity!

9 Carrie October 27, 2008 at 12:25 pm

Great prizes! Thanks for doing this!

Carrie (

10 Becky Rico October 27, 2008 at 12:27 pm

Incredible giveaways!

11 Kim DiNapoli October 27, 2008 at 12:31 pm

Oh I would so love a pretty pink video camera!!! Fun giveaway! Thanks for the chance!!

12 Jen T October 27, 2008 at 12:37 pm

What awesome prizes! Thanks for sharing! Pick me!

13 JanScholl October 27, 2008 at 12:48 pm

Does Johnny Depp come with that pirate ship?

14 Amy M. October 27, 2008 at 12:48 pm

Wow! What fun stuff. I have been wanting one of the pocket cams. I hardly get my video camera out anymore because my 2 yr old stops what she is doing and wants to see the big camera. Thanks!

15 Lindsey October 27, 2008 at 12:52 pm

This is my first time entering one of your fab giveaways. I hope I win one!

16 Kandi October 27, 2008 at 12:56 pm

What wonderful stuff you are giving away!!!

Thanks :)

17 Sallie October 27, 2008 at 1:10 pm

I just love giveaways!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

18 Helen October 27, 2008 at 1:16 pm

Woo Hoo!!!! Please pick me, please pick me, please pick me.

19 Alisha October 27, 2008 at 1:35 pm

What a wonderful giveaway! I would love to win! :)

20 Kristen October 27, 2008 at 1:37 pm

Oh I love these! Any would be great!

21 StampinCathy October 27, 2008 at 1:39 pm

WOW what a finale! You know how to celebrate. Maybe this will be my lucky day to win one of these fabulous prizes. Thanks for a chance.

22 Kris Graff October 27, 2008 at 1:39 pm

what great prizes. The vinyl is great and so are the rest. Happy Blogiversary!

23 Myssie October 27, 2008 at 1:49 pm

Thanks for the chance to win!! Awesome prizes!!

24 Erica October 27, 2008 at 1:50 pm

Happy Blogaversary!! Great prizes!

25 nicolle weber October 27, 2008 at 2:08 pm

Wow what a great giveaway!! I would love to win.

26 Kimberly S. October 27, 2008 at 2:13 pm

What fabulous prizes! I hope I win something :).


27 Colleen October 27, 2008 at 2:46 pm

Loving the pink, such a beautiful color.

Thanks so much for all your give aways.

28 Jami October 27, 2008 at 3:00 pm

Wow! What a great finale!!!!! I’m super excited!

29 Leah October 27, 2008 at 3:13 pm

Recently found your site – love it! Yeah for cool prizes!

30 susan Beecher October 27, 2008 at 4:02 pm

Oh my gosh, that video camera would be great! It looks like so much fun.

31 rebecca October 27, 2008 at 4:11 pm

Wow! Great finale! I have been wanting a video camera too. Maybe I will win one? Pick me, pick me!

32 Baba October 27, 2008 at 4:17 pm

This is wonderful since I don’t yet have a video camera or a MP3 player. All your prizes are always the best. This has been a spectacular blogiversery! Great Going!

33 Richelle F October 27, 2008 at 4:20 pm

Great prizes!

34 Julie October 27, 2008 at 4:39 pm

AMAZING giveaway!! I’m gonna be praying to win!!

35 Donese October 27, 2008 at 4:44 pm

AWESOME prizes! Happy Anniversary!!!!

36 Marty October 27, 2008 at 5:10 pm

Such great prizes. I would love to win!

37 Jessica Griffin October 27, 2008 at 5:24 pm

Love the pocket video cam. It’s a great price too! I recently switched to an SLR and lost the video feature. My family was really disappointed (we live 1,250 miles apart) but I’ve got great pictures to show for it!!

Happy anniversary!

38 Michelle October 27, 2008 at 5:51 pm

Wow, look at those pink tech toys! Marvelous, congratulations on the bloggiversary!

39 Sara G October 27, 2008 at 5:51 pm

Great stuff, I love the scarf! And the MP3 player…

40 Liz S. October 27, 2008 at 6:01 pm

Fun…I hope I win something!

41 Rachel O. October 27, 2008 at 6:13 pm

Whoa! Great giveaway!!!!

42 Mindy October 27, 2008 at 6:15 pm

Oooh, great prizes. I’d love to win any of them! Thanks. :-)

43 Jenny Maddox October 27, 2008 at 6:30 pm

Wow – awesome prizes!!!!

44 robindiane October 27, 2008 at 6:40 pm

Awesome prizes! the giveaways have been great!

45 Adele October 27, 2008 at 6:47 pm

What an amazing set of prizes…. I’d be lucky to win any one of them!! You have some great giveaways!!

46 Summer Braxton October 27, 2008 at 6:50 pm

I would love to be carrying around that teeny vid camera. I’m always saying, “I wish I had the video camera on me.” I could stuff this little thing in purse!! The other giveaways are amazing, too. That scarf is so elegant.

47 Angela October 27, 2008 at 7:02 pm

Cool prizes! I hope this time I’ m the big winner!

48 Misty October 27, 2008 at 7:02 pm

WOWEE!!!!! I would love to win one of these things….esp the video camera! I need one that is easy to take with me. I feel like I have missed out on so much precious stuff because our video camera is just too burdensome to deal with daily!

49 trek October 27, 2008 at 7:24 pm

Amazing prize list! And so very pink ;o)

50 Savanna October 27, 2008 at 7:24 pm

pick me…. pick me!! you saved the best for last! hope I’m a winner! :)

51 Andrea Shef :) October 27, 2008 at 7:28 pm

I really enjoy this blog! … and I really want to win!! :)

52 Adam October 27, 2008 at 7:30 pm

I want to win one of these prizes for my wife :)

53 rana robinson October 27, 2008 at 7:33 pm

any prise is a good surprise…

54 Jeannine Billings October 27, 2008 at 8:11 pm

More fun prizes! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

55 Sandy October 27, 2008 at 8:29 pm

These are great prizes. I would be jazzed to win any of them. The camera looks fantastically handy!

Thanks for the chance to win.

56 pie October 27, 2008 at 8:36 pm

Wow! I love your blog! great prizes- I would really love to win any of them- especially the vinyl or the scarf- thanks for the giveaway.

57 Nicole Cope October 27, 2008 at 8:50 pm

These are such awesome prizes…pick me pick me.
Have a good day!

58 Rebecca C October 27, 2008 at 8:54 pm

Any of these prizes would be wonderful to win!

59 Jeri October 27, 2008 at 9:03 pm

You get the greatest giveaway stuff! Now if only I could win some of it…

60 Christie October 27, 2008 at 10:01 pm

Wow, it is always so fun to try to win these things. Your blog is very fun!
Thank you

61 deanne October 28, 2008 at 5:54 am

Oh wow these giveaways are awesome!! I don’t know which I like best! THanks for a great October full of info and giveaways!!

62 Kellie October 28, 2008 at 7:43 am

WOW!!! I would be happy to win any one of those prizes!!! Thanks for some great giveaways this year!

63 Twyla October 28, 2008 at 7:50 am

Those are fantastic prizes. The Zen player is so cute.

64 Lindsay V October 28, 2008 at 7:57 am

Great prizes! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

65 Jennifer Butler October 28, 2008 at 8:29 am

So many prizes. All the time. Happy anniversary, love the site.

66 Lynette C October 28, 2008 at 8:32 am

Wow! The prizes in this giveaway are so exciting. I would be happy just to win any of them. Thank you for a chance to play.

67 Vicki A October 28, 2008 at 8:34 am

Wow, I love that little pink video camera, that would be awesome. Your contests are great, thanks so much for all the great giveaways. :)

68 Penny October 28, 2008 at 8:39 am

Wow! What a great set of prizes. Thank you so much for these!

69 Lindsey S. October 28, 2008 at 8:43 am

Such great prizes! Thank you for the chance to win them!

70 eisbeckers October 28, 2008 at 9:01 am

Thanks for the giveaway!

71 Kristie R October 28, 2008 at 9:29 am

What a great site! Wonderful ideas and give-aways.

72 Jeanne October 28, 2008 at 9:52 am

Love, love the wall art. I’ve been wanting to get something forever! All the prizes are great! I’d love the video camera!
Jeanne in Denver

73 kimberlee October 28, 2008 at 10:11 am

That pink MP3 player is so cute!! And that is the cutest wall decor yet! :)

74 Kim Cronin October 28, 2008 at 10:12 am

Such a fun give away. All of it is cute and happy! Hope I get picked…

75 Mel October 28, 2008 at 10:15 am

A great finale—what neat prizes, thanks for the chance to win.

76 Stephie October 28, 2008 at 11:00 am

I only just found your blog a few days ago and have been devouring it. I took a break from blogs/blogging and was thrilled to stumble on yours with my return. Adding you to my own blogroll.
Keep up the fantastic work, looking forward to the holidays with you!

77 Jean Marmo October 28, 2008 at 11:08 am

Congrats on your anniversary. You have had some wonderful giveways! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

78 Melinda W October 28, 2008 at 11:13 am

I would love to win and I love reading your blog!!!!

79 Michelle October 28, 2008 at 11:20 am

what great giveaways!! I would love to win one of these!!

80 Sharla October 28, 2008 at 11:25 am

I am drooling over the Video cam and Mp3 player and they’re both so cute in my favorite color too! I’ve been wanting both of those for a while now but how often do I ever buy stuff for myself? Pretty much never! Thank you so much for this chance to win! You have been so generous this month. Oh, and I’m so glad I found your blog, I love reading it every day. Thanks!

81 Wendy Lust October 28, 2008 at 11:31 am

Great giveaways! Keeping my fingers crossed!

82 Stevie October 28, 2008 at 11:41 am

What amazing prizes!

83 LIz October 28, 2008 at 12:15 pm

What a great contest, and great things. I love all of them. Thanks for allowing us to see your site. Off to earn additional entries:)

84 syeda October 28, 2008 at 12:25 pm

What an awesome way to wrap up the celebration of your blogversary. I mean the all the five giveaways are so out of this world. Thanks. I would love to win the Vado Pocket video cam. It would make it so much easier for me to capture by baby’s moments. Also like you mentioned I too have a tough time uplading a video on my computer. So, please pick me….

85 Jillene October 28, 2008 at 12:58 pm

I am new to your site and it is GREAT!! Please enter me into your AWESOME giveayays!!

86 casey October 28, 2008 at 2:02 pm

thanks for the great giveaway! you rock!

87 Kim G October 28, 2008 at 2:06 pm

Oh WOW, More awesome stuff!! I would love to be able to try out all the cool stuff that passes your way!!

88 emilyt October 28, 2008 at 2:14 pm

Fabulous prizes, thanks for the opportunity to win!

89 gail October 28, 2008 at 7:19 pm

great prizes! just stumbled on your site and found this great giveaway you’re doing.

90 Kim O. October 28, 2008 at 10:57 pm

Thanks for the opportunity to win!

91 Lisa J October 28, 2008 at 11:06 pm

these look great……I want that cool camera! I really love them! Thanks!

92 Katy October 29, 2008 at 3:11 am

Wow! These are great items to be giving away. I love creative labs and have been looking to get an mp3 player so I can listen while I write. Thanks for the great offerings.

93 Tara B. October 29, 2008 at 5:02 am

What great prizes!! Woo-hoo! Fun-fun-fun! I’d love that first one on the list….i’ll take any of them but that one is cool. Although I do love Shade clothing…humm…they’re all great!!!

94 Ginny October 29, 2008 at 5:46 am

Wow, what an amazing assortment of prizes! They are all great for different reasons, very cool!

95 Sue D October 29, 2008 at 6:03 am

A lot of great prizes! Thanks for the chance to win!

96 ToilingAnt October 29, 2008 at 6:26 am

Oh wow, what a great bundle of giveaways! I think I’d be thrilled to receive any of them!

97 Julie B October 29, 2008 at 7:20 am

Those are wonderful prizes. I never knew about the vado cam but that may be one of my future purchases. My home movies are running months behind and that may be the solution. Thank you for another great opportunity to win!

98 Mindy October 29, 2008 at 7:30 am

These are some AWESOME prizes! Thanks!

99 Christy October 29, 2008 at 7:58 am

Wow! That little pink camera would be so handy to have! Our video camera “bit the dust” a year or two ago, so we hardly have any video of our younger kids.

100 Amanda October 29, 2008 at 8:58 am

Wowzers! What great prizes! I especially love the little mozaic and camera! Amazing! Thanks for all you do!
You’re fabulous!!!

101 Hilary October 29, 2008 at 9:10 am

Wow! I would love to win!

102 erin October 29, 2008 at 10:18 am

What a great “late” Halloween treat! Thanks.

103 DaBookLady October 29, 2008 at 10:43 am

wow wonderful prizes..I am in.. :)

104 Sara October 29, 2008 at 11:40 am

Great prizes! Thanks for the chance to win.

105 erin w. October 29, 2008 at 3:29 pm

these are amazing! They all are awesome! Thanks for having this be available! I would love any of them they are so fun!

106 Becky Smith October 29, 2008 at 5:53 pm

Wow! What amazing prizes! I hope I win!

107 Rachel M October 29, 2008 at 8:12 pm

WOW!! So many cool prizes…how exciting. I would like any of them, but would really love the video camera!

108 Jillish October 30, 2008 at 2:03 am

I’ve been eyeing that pink mozaic for myself for xmas, but all the prizes are great!

109 Stacie Mc October 30, 2008 at 6:49 am

Wow! What fantastic prizes!

110 Cindy October 30, 2008 at 11:52 am

Just found your site and love it – it’s already on my favorites list. Sign me up for some prizes!!

111 AJacobsen October 30, 2008 at 3:13 pm

Great prizes!!! Been wanting an MP3 player for a long time! Video camera is super cool too!

112 Traci Stanley October 31, 2008 at 11:02 am

What great prizes! I was just introduced to your website and love all the things on here. That Vado pocket video camera looks like a lot of fun!

113 Anne October 31, 2008 at 11:04 am

These are amazing giveaways! Thanks for the chance to win!

114 Elizabeth M. October 31, 2008 at 1:24 pm

Wow! You’re sure ending with a big bang! Fantastic!

115 JenR October 31, 2008 at 2:35 pm

WOW! Awesome prizes!

116 Jen D. October 31, 2008 at 9:03 pm

Wow! What an amazing give away. :)

117 Monica November 1, 2008 at 12:30 pm

I’m glad I saw it, right on time!!! What a great idea. Thanks! Beautiful pictures of Mona by the way.

118 Rachel November 1, 2008 at 10:28 pm

Don’t know if I’ll make the cut off or not – awful close. Enjoying your blog. It’s been a hectic week and just saw this. What cool give aways. My daughter (13) is trying to get her own business started – maybe a give away like this would be just the ticket to help her get some customers to earn some Christmas money.

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