Giveaway #1 Annoucement and Other Fun Things

Happy Friday to all!

What an amazing first week of HSN previews we had, and to think we are just getting started.  You all make everything we do so much fun. I love it!

We drew one lucky winner’s name from all of our Facebook entries and blog comments, and that winner is Patricia Sugden! Yay! We’ll be sending you a set of our brand new Birthday Sentiment Stickers, Chalkboard Tags and Foil Flourishes.

4th of July is coming up next week (is this year flying or is it just me?), so we thought we’d share a few last minute projects we made with the Madison Collection.  I just can’t get enough of this collection, and I hope you are enjoying creating beautiful things with it.

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Another fun thing I thought I’d share with you today are photos from my recent summer shopping trip with my good friend and stylist Mark Alan Harmon.

A girl always has to be on the look out for new TV dresses! This one is too fancy but I love the 80’s bow.

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Check out the awesome floor for the Stella McCartney boutique in our newly renovated Saks Fifth Avenue. Wouldn’t this be a beautiful paper pattern?

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Leave it to Kate Spade to give us our very own photo booth back drop in the dressing room. Love!

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That’s all for today! We will see you on Tuesday for the second round of sneak peeks and giveaways. Next up are fantastic new things for your Cuttlebug, a brand new card kit and more.

Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Grace Newcomb says:

    I can’t wait for the new die cuts! I just started using them when I got your auto delivery. They make my cards look so awesome!

  2. Cristy says:

    I love the new collection of papers, kits and dies. Anna you have the most elegant designs in the industry. Thank you, keep making them.

  3. Jean says:

    Can’t wait til the 23rd!!! I love love love your card kits! I make way way more than the number says on box by using my own butterfly punches etc. And the dies are awesome!!! Looking forward to getting my auto ship dies in July!!! I am a little piglet because I want more than one of everything except dies which I use over and over!!! Thank you Anna… I love your style!!!!

  4. Glenda Barrick says:

    I love all of your products and can’t wait to see your shows on the 23rd.
    I would be thrilled to win!
    Have a fun, safe 4th!!

  5. Monica F. says:

    Oh wow. I love the color palette of the kindness card kit and the cuttlebug dies are breathtaking!

  6. Trish says:

    Anna, Love your paper patterns and the dies you have. I have had so many wonderful comments on the cards that I’ve sent out because of you!! Thank you!!
    Happy 4th!!

  7. Dee Schimmoller says:

    O my Gosh I love everything , but I have not used dies yet and would really Love to try yours first I sure there just as wonderful as your cricut carts that I do have . Thanks for sharing all this with us . Dee

  8. Geri says:

    I really enjoy doing all your latest cards. I finished the box of 48 and have sent almost half of them already. I do not know what I would of done with out your kit. Actually I am thinking of ordering another manly kit. I would of never thought it would come in so handy. Our group does scrapbooks & cards on Wednesday We will All be watching Thanks Anna.

  9. Carol says:

    How wonderful you are and your projects are the absolute BEST. What a creative mind. I loved the rug pattern. It will be interesting to see how you put it to use.

  10. newbeee says:

    Love all your ideas, designs, color matchings!!!!I hope you are just brim full of more things to come– Will you ever stop?? I hope not. You must stay up days and nights dreaming of projects–THANKS A MILLION!!!

  11. RandellynB says:

    Very cool shopping trip…what fun it must’ve been! Love all the patterns and inspiration you found. I love the Madison collection and just ordered it from your site, but the die cuts were out…are they coming back into stock again? Thanks for the great 4th of July ideas…great projects.

  12. Michele Cicocne says:

    Can’t wait for the new items! Love all of Anna’s products, especially the card making ones. I have so much fun with them – they really bring out the creativity in me.

  13. Kate M says:

    Be still my heart! I can’t wait till the 23rd to add to my growing collection of your products. I just ordered your book ‘Designer Cards and Tags’ from Ebay and can’t wait till it arrives. I would be thrilled to win any of your delightful products. Thank you!

  14. Wanda McCoy says:

    You make us Happy on and off the HSN show.!!
    All of your products are beautiful.
    Hope I win your next prize!

    Congratulations to Patricia, she is a lucky girl!!!

  15. Jo Smith says:

    Anna, thank you for the chance to win your lovely items. I live out in the country and don’t get to go shopping very much. This is such a fun thing to watch and be able to maybe win a great card making supply. All because of your thoughtfulness of everyone. Have a great day and Happy 4th of July!. .

  16. Paula P. says:

    As per usual, I love it all, Anna! And the picture of that sweet little girl with an ice cream cone in her hand made me cheat on my diet! ( I mean, that’s a good reason, right?) Congrats to Pat S. See you all on Tuesday!

  17. rosalie says:

    Congrats to the lucky person winning. I would love to win the 4th of July goodies! Thanks for the chance to win! Happy 4th!

  18. Pat Marsh. says:

    Hi Anna, Thank you for restocking the ‘Well Said’ vellum quote stickers and the Flocked Paper Collection (I used HSN’s 20% birthday coupon from Facebook on this) – I have ordered both. I have another request – Please restock the Interchangeable Sentiments Kit and any Foil Paper Kit you have. Thanks for your help. Enjoy your weekend!

  19. Marjorie Estey says:

    Congratulations, Patrica. I love the 4th of July papers and what Anna does with them. Looking forward to Tuesday.

  20. Carol Cerio says:

    Anna, I really am inspired by your red,white and blue designs – but the pink design on the rug gave me lots of ideas! Thanks for letting us in on this one.

    Carol Cerio

  21. Jennifer T says:

    I love your paper especially the Fourth of July items. I was born on the Fourth of July. I would love to win a set.

  22. Rhonda L.P. says:

    Unlike so many, I am NOT so fond of the carpet as a paper-print. (A bit too “geometric” for me!) I LOVE the florals, swirls, and Damasks, and must admit that I am particularly fond of ANYTHING, AMERICANA! I ordered two sets of Madison, and should have ordered a third! At one time, my entire livingroom was decorated in Americana…and it was the most pleasant room in the house!
    I can hardly wait to be able to order all the wonderful things coming up! You just can’t have enough “Anna”!
    Anna, Please don’t stress too much about clothes for the HSN shows….you could make a paper bag look classy, because YOU are a class act! You have a wonderful personality for public, you are artistic, kind, and compassionate. And best of all, you have the ability to INSPIRE other people to bring joy to the lives of others…as well as themselves. Do you realize HOW MANY people you have given the gift of “self esteem, to? If that isn’t enough class to show through whatever you wear…what is???? (Looks like you had FUN, though…and you probably needed it, what with all the hours you work!)
    Looking forward to the 23rd! I’m off work that day! YAAAAAAYYY!
    Happy crafting to all!

  23. Grayce Kelly says:

    I love everything Anna! I. Especially like the new Madison collection and Just for him. It’s nice to have card making and page making supplies for the men and boys in my life. Thank you Anna for all your creativeness that you bring to us! Honestly I got so many compliments on the Christmas cards I sent from your kit!

  24. Debi filkins says:

    Can’t wait to see what else Anna has to offer us. She is Creativity, Excitement and Endless ideas. Thanks for helping us be more like you

  25. Mindy says:

    I brought the Madison collection to a crop last weekend and everyone wanted it! I had a ball making a layout for a picture of my dad, a WWII vet, and another for fireworks pics. Now I have to make sure I get to see some fireworks! This was a huge collection and I still have tons of stuff left over. The minute I saw this collection I knew it was coming to my house! Thanks Anna!

  26. caroline hill says:

    Love the new 4th of July collection.Got a great idea for that . I usually use some of my extras that you put in card kits and take those printer trays and make a home decor piece out of it and hang it on my front door. Feel free to use this idea on Hsn.Love your products. Your crafting friend Carolyn

  27. Michelle Staley says:

    I positively ADORE all things Anna Griffin, but the foil flourishes are particularly drool-inspiring! Can’t wait to get my hands on them! Thank you for all of the loveliness that you bestow upon our lives and the beauty you bring to our world, Miss Anna.

  28. Mary Helen Harros says:

    Love the way your eye sees a way to take a beautiful floor or wall paper and transform it into a lovely paper product for us to use!! Shop on!!

  29. L.r. Smith says:

    Oooops, can’t spell tonight.. lol. there should be a ~T~ in there between the A and the U!! LOL!! 😉

  30. L.r. Smith says:

    C~O~N~G~R~A~U~L~A~T~I~O~N~S to Patricia.. WOOT~WOOT!!
    Anna Griffin’s stuff is AMAZING!! LOVE HER!!

  31. matilde says:

    congratulation patricia, and have a happy fourth of july with family and friends, well there are more giveaway from our dearest ANNA so good luck everybody friends. kisses and huges. MATILDE

  32. DeAnn says:

    Love seeing you comment! It is so much fun to see you on air with Anna, I can tell that you love her products as much as we do! Keep being yourself on HSN, your sweet nature shines through.

  33. Barbara Kruza says:

    I cannot wait until July 23rd! I just love your products and can’t wait to go shopping!

  34. Patricia says:

    July 23rd. can’t come fast enough ! Ok…sorry for speeding time up…I know we all feel like winter just said good-bye a few weeks ago ! LOL

  35. Debbie Dunn says:

    Hello Anna, it’s Me, Debbie Dunn
    Again!! How are You???
    Congratulations to The Winner !!
    Happy Summer to All !!

  36. D~DesignsByDragonfly says:

    Looks like you had a FUN time. Thanks so much for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,

  37. Virginia Byham says:

    Hi, Anna! Can’t wait to see you on July 23rd. I know I’m going to love the Foil Flourishes kit! I love making cards with all my beautiful Anna Griffin products. Thanks so much!

  38. Gaylene Clarkson says:

    Would love some paper made from your floor inspiration. Also that bow is great. Thanks for the sneak at what’s coming next week.

  39. Nellie Rose says:

    Sweet! So many crafts to do, I’m in need of a cook and a maid if I’m going to get all I want to make made!!! Hugs

  40. Gisela says:

    Congratulations Patricia ! wishing you many happy hours of creating.

    Thank you for the tour Anna and a hint of what is to come next week.

  41. Dorothy E. says:

    I am the lady you so encouraged the last time I asked a question about the dies and there marking on B plate. I have kept on crafting and really love it more and more. It is so great every time I use a die to gently pull it off and see how pretty and delicate it is. Am looking forward to 7/23. Perhaps then I can purchase the Cricut explore.

  42. Theresa Bauer says:

    Congratulations Patricia you are one lucky lady! Anna, thank you for all the beautiful patterns and creative tools you share with us. Can’t wait for the July 23rd.

  43. Dianne K says:

    Anna thanks for taking us on your shopping trip. Can you tell me if the Cricut Summer Soirée cartridge will be back in stock on 7/23. HSN screwed up my order snd I did not get all the merchandise…they were of NO assistance at all. Did this happen to anyone else???
    Dianne K.

  44. Carol says:

    Congrats Patrica on your win of an amazing package of Anna’s lovely products. I know you are going to create beautiful and inspiring things with it all. HAVE FUN!

  45. Mary Ann says:

    Congratulations Patricia! What a wonderful collection.

    Looking forward to next week’s collection and seeing all on HSN in July!

  46. Rose Moore says:

    Wow, you are having way to much fun shopping! That looks like a blast! Great 4th ideas!

  47. Carol Jones says:

    Love you Anna! You make crafting so much fun. You are right about that rug. How about an Anna a Griffin version of it? Love that you shared your shopping trip. You are a beautiful lady, inside & out. No wonder you have such a huge following! Looking forward to seeing your new stuff soon. Thanks for all you do!

  48. Mary R. says:

    Congrats, Patricia! That is one awesome prize package you won:) Sounds like next week is going to be pretty special too.

  49. Irene Matas says:

    Congratulations Patricia. Anna hopefully we can order early from HSN so we do not have to wait until the 23rd.

  50. Julianne says:

    I love the patriotic papers, how wonderful! I want them large, poster-sized to decorate my house with! LOL ! And that Stella floor, I’m in love!

  51. Gail Graham says:

    Anna, you look like you’re having so much fun in Atlanta. Which mall were you at? I live in Calhoun Georgia and would love to go there, of course after I get done shopping with you on HSN lol. I just received my cricut explore and my sister got me a new computer. So I am setting up my computer and cannot wait to use my Anna Griffin cricut. I gave my sister my expression. I finally got my craft room back after 3 years. My granddaughter Faith had it. And although I thought I was going to have plenty of room, I don’t know about that now with all my Anna Griffin collections. And of course on the 23rd I will shop till I You are just the greatest, and such a joy in my life.Are you going to be bringing back the box of sayings and blank tags you had on HSN? I so need them. And do you ever have any kind of group retreats. I would love to meet you and just create. That would just be the best thing that ever happened to me. Just a thought. Anyway, can’t.wait for Tuesday. Love you Anna Griffin.

  52. Barbara Taft says:

    You should get the dress with the big pink bow and wear it on HSN! Why not be a princess that day?!!

  53. Patricia Sugden says:

    Here I was sitting at my computer this morning (trying to get completely awake to start the day-it takes me awhile) and opened up the E-mail from Anna to find out that I was the winner of the drawing. My first thought, was no way, I must be reading this wrong. I had to call my husband over to look at the E-mail to see if I was reading it correctly!! Next reading all of the Anna follower comments and congratulations. Thanks everyone for your comments. To Anna and her support team- I’m so thrilled to be the winner. Thank you ever so much. I will for sure be glowing all day with happiness.

  54. Patricia Reid says:

    Just a fabulous post … you would look elegant in any one of those dresses, Anna, even if it is not suitable for tv!
    My name is Patricia, as well! And no, it was not me who won the fabulous Anna Griffin crafting supplies! I guess I will just have to purchase mine the old-fashioned way … on tv!

  55. Vivian Olver says:

    I’ve started my Christmas cards. Every year I made a few, made my own 3D stickers, and grew very frustrated. Now after learning the Anna Griffin method of card making, I went back to all the embellishments I made, and found they do work perfectly now. This is going to be one great season. Thanks Anna

  56. Shivan says:

    Oh I love technology! I am the webmaster for my friend’s site and her photo populated as my avatar – oh well! It is me Shivan, from HSN. Thanks for shopping with me and Anna! xoxoo Shivan

  57. LYNN WILLIAMS says:

    Looking forward to the next HSN presentation. Still asking for the opportunity to buy abundant flowers as a separate purchase. Th ones in the 20th anniversary folders are nice but they’re just not the same as the ones in the card kits and I always need more, more, more

  58. Genevieve says:

    I have the Madison Collection and love it. I will be making my 4th of July cards today. I loved the Lace dresses you wear on the last HSN show. Where did you get them? They looked so good on you and the bright colors went so well with your collections. Can’t wait to see what you wear this next show. See you on the TV.

  59. Pat Hauge says:

    Anna, I spent so much money at HSN when you were there last, that I had to beat my husband to the mailbox and the door when the bell rang. He kept asking me what was going on. Poor guy! i can hardly wait for July 23. Thanks for all you do!

  60. Gaila says:

    Congratulations, Patricia Sugden, you lucky woman! I’ll just have to purchase my own “prize package” on HSN.

    Anna, I can see I’m missing a lot by shopping on line — we don’t have those designers in our local malls. What a fun shopping trip it looks like you had! Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to seeing what you picked on July 23.

  61. Annette J says:

    Congrats to Patricia you are one lucky lady. LOVE the new cards and am looking forward to more fantastic ideas. Thanks Anna for all the thoughtful ideas. God Bless

  62. Donna Tull says:

    Wow!!! Congrats to Patricia. Looks like I will have to hit my husband up for another raise. Ha ha. Just love the blues and reds. Some times pink and blue get to be too much. Glad you are expanding your color line. Can’t wait for new cuttle bug kit. I love my new found love of embossing and die cutting. Well not really new I have always wanted to make my cards look more professional and now I can, thanks to you, Anna. I just love all that you share with us. Thank you for all you do.

  63. sharon sienaski says:

    I used to have a whole bookcase for your things; now I need almost a whole room!! Were the shops in NYC? Planning a trip there soon and want to visit the shops you featured.

  64. HollyG says:

    Good for you Patrcia! Oh the beautiful things you will create!
    Miss Anna, I agree with you about the flooring in Kate Spade’s boutique shop! Great inspiration indeed!
    Those photos you shared really made me smile so, thanks for sharing!!!
    Looking forward for what may be on the horizon!
    Take care of you…

  65. Beth says:

    Congratulations Patricia! Anna, thanks for sharing the pictures and projects. I loved the floor and agree it would make a great paper pattern! Can’t wait for next week!!!!

  66. Stephanie McKnight says:

    Cannot wait for next Tuesday for the unveiling of your new products which I know I will need!

  67. Maryann H says:

    Congratulations Patricia! You’re soooooo lucky lucky.

    I can’t wait to see Anna in July. That Madison collection is AWESOME. I hope it comes back. I really need it.

    Thanks again Anna for everything you do for us.

  68. TamiB says:

    Congrats Patricia!! You won’t be able to help making some wonderful things with those awesome products – feel free to share your creations!!

    Anna – loved the Independence Day samples!! Thanks for all the inspiration!

  69. Sue Del Gaudio says:

    Love the Madison collection. Perfect for our annual family 4th of July get together!

  70. Rosie Waldt says:

    Just got back from CA for 5 wks. for support to welcome a new granddaughter and haven’t been able to keep up with your emails. But I do love the dressing room and the 4th of July creativeness

  71. Betsy Carty says:

    Congratulations Patricia. Only one can win. Happy it was you. Anna I missed the Madison Collection.:( Need for my husband’s Vietnam album. Will it be back the 23rd? Love all your work and inspiration. Love you Anna. You’re the greatest! Blessings. Betsy

  72. Christine Kiehl says:

    What a delightful blog post! I just purchased a new Cuttlebug earlier in the week! Looking forward to Tuesday as well! Thank you for sharing the details and the photos!

  73. Trisha says:

    Congratulations Patricia! Enjoy! Waiting in anticipation for the next sneak preview! Thanks Anna.

  74. John Gillespie says:

    Congratulations Patricia! Enjoy your new goodies!!!

    I can’t wait to see what the new unveiling is for next week with Cuttlebug Accessories, oh my!!!

    Anna – thanks for sharing pictures of your fun shopping day, it looks like a blast! I just wish that we had more fabulous places like that in Orlando, FL – as our one or two higher end malls leave a bit to be desired on some days.

    Looking forward to next week, can’t wait for the new goodies in July!

  75. Daviet Knox says:

    Love the 4th of July collection! I have to say I do the same thing when Im shopping and see something I like and think how to recapture in a scrapbook or card! lol

  76. Julie Javorsky says:

    Looking forward to the new unveiling!!! Wish I lived in NY so I could come to the shop

  77. elvira mosely says:

    love the rug! I agree it would make a beautiful scrapbook paper. Cant wait for your up coming show!

  78. Joanna says:

    I am recently retired and have found a wonderful new group of friends. They have lured me to the wonderful craft of card making. I purchased your cuttlebug and numerous other pieces of your embellishments. I love them all. Now, everyone is envious of MY collection. I look forward to more learning with you. Thank You

  79. Gertrud says:

    Congratulations to Patricia! Thank you Anna for sharing your July 4th projects with your crafting community! Can’t wait until your next unveiling on Tuesday!

  80. Cathy May says:

    Congratulations Patricia! Enjoy all of your wonderful things from Anna. I can’t believe another card kit coming our way and more cuttlebug accessories. Can’t wait.

  81. Penny C. says:

    Congratulations Patricia! Wahoo! Such fun.

    Anna, it’s so funny that you talk about the floor pattern being a great paper pattern. I will do that sometimes, too; or I’ll see two colors used together that I would have NEVER put together that looks so great that I use it in my scrapbooking. It’s so great that, in scrapbooking and cardmaking, there is no right and wrong. It’s just what you make of it!

    Have a great weekend!


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