HSN January 21st Giveaway #1

Hi everyone!

Only six more days until Christmas! Can you believe it? We are as busy as ever getting ready for a whirlwind January that includes a fun trip to Anaheim for CHA, the Atlanta Gift Show and of course the HSN “Anna-versary” shows.

We have an exciting giveaway today, and we’ll also make time for one more sneak peek on Tuesday before we head out for a few days of holiday R&R. I think this is the most entries we’ve ever gotten for our blog giveaways, and it was a toss up for this week’s favorite product. At first it seemed Juliet was the front runner, but the Silver Flourishes and Paisley Patterns also had a strong showing.

Our first winner will be receiving all three of these fabulous collections. That lucky someone is Patty Moore!  Congratulations! We hope this makes your Christmas even merrier.

I posted some festive photos on Instagram a few days ago that I thought you might like to see. First is an angel ornament I still have from my first Christmas. She is always front and center on the tree!

angel ornament

Georgie was happy to oversee all of the decorating and was fascinated by the Christmas lights.

georgie christmas 1

Needless to say, all that hard work wore him out and he needed a cat nap.

georgie christmas 2

Speaking of that little fur ball, one of the brand new collections we’ll preview on Tuesday was inspired by him. I think you’re going to love it. He certainly approves!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Anna

207 comments

  1. Lisa G says:

    Happy Anna-versary. very clever. Like your new Juliet line and really know I would love to win the embossing folders.

  2. Tracie Wyckoff says:

    Close call on a favorite, but since I am a dog and cat lover, I would have to go with the pet lovers stuff.

  3. Vickie says:

    Hi Anna!
    Just wanted you to know about my Christmas Cards this year. I ordered your Green Holiday Card Box Last year and unfortunately was unable to get them done last year. However, this year I was able to get them done for our Church Family and a few others outside of church. I felt guilty taking credit for the beautiful designs, signing my name & year on the back. But I couldn’t help but find joy in the comments from many of those that said how beautiful my cards were; how they were going to keep my card and display it every year and how some felt they needed to spend more on cards because of the importance of the season. I was surprised at the number of responses I received! They were beautiful! It was especially nice to know that the message of Christmas sent in the cards was received! Thank you for helping me deliver it wrapped in such a beautiful card! ❤️ Vickie

  4. Madaline Weber says:

    Thank you for showing this beautiful angel. Merry Christmas and thank you for all your designs this year. I know 2015 will be even better

  5. Jill Wilson says:

    Merry Christmas Anna— I love the best in show collection as I am a rescue dog pet ‘mama’ Actually, I love EVERYTHING , can’t wait for January HSN .

  6. Karen Critcher says:

    I have a lot of doggie pictures and have just started a scrapbook for each of my dogs. So any help I can get with paper and embellishments would be greatly appreciated.

  7. vivian olver says:

    I just love Best in Show, but my real favorite is the 5×7 metallic layers. Anna, your metallic paper is tops compared to other metallic paper I have used. It’s just made for the Cuddlebug and Cricut machines.
    Happy Christmas, and New Year. I know that your products make my holidays brighter.

  8. Jan Echols says:

    I really love the Baby /Wedding Shower Sortiees but I love the Metalics also. They are all great makes you want them all. So hard to choose a favorite. Merry Christmas.

  9. Pamela A says:

    Paws down – Best of Show! Adorable papers and embelishments. Can’t wait for the 21st.

    Wishing all a safe and happy Holidays!

  10. Debbie Peysen says:

    Thanks for all the wonderful treasures you are giving away. Merry Christmas and the best to you and your staff for next year.

    Debbie Peysen

  11. Carol says:

    I love them all especially the Paisley! This December was my first attempt at card making and they came out beautiful thanks to you.

    Have a wonderful holiday!

  12. Karen says:

    All my family and freinds could not wait to see the beautiful holiday cards I created (with help from you). They ooed and ahed over each creation, also I am enjoyed my embossing folders sooooo much, luv to use them on foil paper, they turn out so classy. may you and you family have a very blessed and merriest of Christmases.

  13. Gisela says:

    The 4 French Country Albums which my daughter ordered for me from the super sale are here. I am in love with these, and it will be hard to part with, as I planned to give as gifts next year.
    Anna do you have any more of these ? I know the sale is over, but I would be so very happy to have 1 more.

    To all crafters Merry Christmas Wishes.
    Sending a hug to Lefty Lou and Chelsea.

    Merry Christmas Anna , Georgie, and your fantastic staff.

  14. Barbara says:

    Your products are so superior and using them makes creativity blossom. Merry Christmas to Anna and staff and everone posting. Tiny Tim had it right God bless you everone!

  15. Wanda McCoy says:

    Merry Christmas Anna!
    Time to get some rest and get ready for your January trips.! We thank you for everything in 2014!

  16. Brenda Kirchoff says:

    Congratulations Patty!

    Merry Christmas Anna to you and your wonderful staff and of course Georgie too!

  17. Jeanne Tipton says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for bringing us items inspired by Georgie. I always watch for comments or photos you post of him. It’s my wish come true to have items of him since I asked you for them when you asked what we would like, that was awhile back. It’s so nice to see my request was heard and filled.
    Merriest Christmas ever to you and your team.
    As always, love to Georgie.

  18. Sandy H says:

    Georgie is so beautiful, wish I could give him a tummy rub. I made way over 100 of your Christmas cards this year with my two new holiday card kits plus leftovers from past years and they are getting rave reviews. I made one card with the “never give up” sentiment on the front and a lovely message inside from your inspirational inserts for a friend going through pt and his wife framed it. Thanks Anna.

  19. Patti Garcia says:

    A Congratulations Patty. I have been wanting a serious pet kit. I know the handsome Georgie inspired. Well.

  20. Shawne Osterman says:

    Oh please, oh please, oh please! Tell me it has to do with pets! I have 49 years of pictures of my cats and dogs with no proper way to display them in my albums. I really don’t care for the cartoonish types of themes and papers that are available. Yes, I’m a snob and only Anna Griffin’s products would be good enough for them.

    Thank you Anna for providing so many people able to share the season so beautifully with your products, especially your holiday makings. My family room is covered with Anna Griffin boxes and I keep pulling out more and more from the closet because I just can’t get enough!

    Merry Christmas and I hope you take some time for yourself during this season of love and joy.

    Always, Shawne

  21. Mary says:

    Can’t wait till January 21, which by the happens to be my birthday. I am going to have to treat myself to something very special, which will be very difficult since all your products are just fantastic.

  22. Cheryl Sheth says:

    Merry Christmad and thank you very much for all you do.. I cannot wait for the next sneak peak.. The Angle on the tree is so pretty, I love it and as for Georgie my, my with the lights, that’s so cute..

  23. June Palasek says:

    Merry Christmas to Anna & your staff, a special hug for Georgie.
    Cannot wait for all of the goodies you have planned for 2015, looking forward the 21st of January so I can get new ideas, products & of course get some creativity completed.
    Hugs to you,
    June P.

  24. Marie Fix says:

    Merry Christmas to you and your staff. I am looking forward to another preview on Tuesday and wonder what Georgie had to do with it?????

  25. Carole Ann says:

    I’m SLOWLY trying to collect all the AG folders and dies, etc. The few I have always make my cards and scrapbooks look GREAT. I would love to win. THANKS SO MUCH for the opportunity to win and increase my little collection!

  26. Christy Paxton says:

    Thank You Anna for your wonderful elegance of items, ive been making special cards and keepsake boxes using your papers, embellishments for a couple of friends that there small children have cancer, with your style the projects are gorgeous. Thank you.
    Merry Christmas to you and your entire team.
    Christy

  27. Roxann says:

    Just want to wish you and your staff a wonderful Christmas. Thanks for showing the Paisley designs. Love the butterfly and can’t wait to see what’s next.

  28. Kathleen Albrecht says:

    Morning Anna,

    Merry Christmas to you & Georgie! Thank you for sharing your artistic talent and your beautiful ideas with us.

    Congrats to Patty!

  29. ANN ROBBINS says:

    Anna,
    Just love the pictures of Georgie. Anxious to see the new collection which he had something (?) to do with. Hope you have a very blessed Christmas and looking forward to your HSN visit in January.
    Hugs
    Mstgane
    Ann

  30. susan phelps says:

    I love all of your products. I just never ha any.money when the scrapbooking shows are.on. but i watch the shows I do get some wonderful ideas! !
    Thank you for all of the wonderful ideas!

  31. myrna hartley says:

    I forgot to say you let Georgia sit on your brocade chair, now my doggies are going to want to sit on mine without their blanket.

    Merrymaking,
    Myrna

  32. myrna hartley says:

    Oh, Anna I love your angel, did you make it?
    It was so nice to see a peak of your tree. Thanks for sharing.

    Congratulations Patti. Anna may you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!

    Merry love,
    Myrna

  33. Jacqueline Helgeson says:

    Merry Christmas! Your cat is beautiful and I look forward to seeing the collection that was inspired by him. I’m also a cat person.

  34. June Estep says:

    we are all winners because we gain access to such beautiful artwork and creative ideas. Of course, we would all like to win, but, one was chosen and many congrats to her. I am thankful to just be in the room.

  35. Flechia says:

    Can’t wait for the HSN show. You have such style. I am a bit disappointed that I still have not received my items from the big sale. I will stick with shopping for all AG items on HSN.

  36. Teresa Trump says:

    I love everything Anna and can hardly wait for new items. The detailed folders and die cuts give a wide variety of professional results. My office and family look forward to their cards. No way could I go back to BEFORE ANNA, let alone I think I would be disowned because they know how wonderful they can be.

  37. Denise L. says:

    A new collection coming that was inspired by your beautiful cat, Georgie? Wow. I will be all over that one. I love cats and Georgie looks precious!!!! My cat passed away a few years ago just before Christmas. Each year, I remember him especially at this time. Can’t wait to see what you have come up with now. I love everything Anna G.

  38. Peggy Boswell says:

    Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to anna and all staff! I love this time of the season with family and friends. God Bless Everyone! I look forward to the preview on Tuesday and the show on January 21th. Merry Christmas!

  39. Christine V says:

    Happy Holidays Georgie & Staff! I received this newsletter but saw nothing in the previous days about the new lines or a giveaway. How do I stay more current on Anna’s great products & demos???

  40. Mary R. Huff says:

    Congrats to Patty Moore and Happy Annaversary! I love the angel doll and who could not love Georgie. Oh, the pet stories at holiday time. I had wrapped a toy for my cocker and left it in the plastic early in the day. That night I was doing dishes and my dog was nudging me with her toy all unwrapped and out of the plastic. Talk about smart…Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night:-)

  41. Vallegyrl says:

    Georgie Looks Like A Grey Version Of A Tuxedo Cat. As A Matter Of Fact Georgie, Is Marked Like My Tuxedo Cat Charlee!_

  42. Patricia Barrow says:

    Congratulations Patty… I know you’ll enjoy your win! Anna your cat is beautiful… name please?

  43. Marilynne W. says:

    Congrats to the winner! Thanks for the fun and inspiration. Just ordered a ton of new “stuff” to go with my purple Cricut Explore…can’t wait to use it all!

  44. Lin M. says:

    Congratulations Patty! How exciting to win!
    I always said if I got a pet it would be a cat – Georgie is so adorable!
    Love the original angel ornament! That is so cool!

  45. Gloria Cabral says:

    Congratulation to the winner Patty. Anna I hope you, your family and everyone on here has a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year. Can’t wait for your new HSN Show.

  46. Kat Green says:

    Congrats to the winner! Love all Anna Griffin products. Thanks for a chance to win. Oh what a gorgeous cat! Have a Merry Christmas.

  47. Sandra Griswold says:

    I just wanna win some of your products. Love everything you do. I get so excited looking at them.

  48. Sharon Vrenna says:

    Merry Christmas Anna to you and your staff. We look forward to HSN’s show on the 21st of January!

  49. Beth in Georgia says:

    I love your angel Anna! My Mom loved Pixie elves…and so we have a couple from probably before my first Christmas that have a place of pride on our tree…in fact one is hiding out on my tree in my bedroom along with a couple of little sock monkeys! I can’t wait to see the Georgie approved items, he’s beautiful and I’ll bet he knows it too…just like a cat! A cat is Christmas is so fun! Merry Christmas Anna and Georgie! Congrats Patty, hope you enjoy your extra Christmas treasure! ;0)

  50. Erin Glee says:

    Hello JLW!
    So sorry to hear about your loss in August…we have two rescue kitties that we adopted ~ they make our house a HOME!
    There are many kitties that would love to keep you company for years to come…when you are ready, you should visit your local Animal Shelter and bring home a fur-ball of LOVE!

  51. Erin Glee says:

    Hi Kymm!
    CHA stands for Craft & Hobby Association and it is for people that work in the industry, not the public, so it is not advertised. Maybe you could offer to help your favorite local Craft store by working at the show, and then enjoy looking around on your breaks!

  52. Bonnie says:

    Anna you have made me the all time best card maker in my family, they love all the cards I make using your kits and the cuttlebug folders.

  53. Lora Posey says:

    Congrats to the winner !
    Anna LOVE your kitty !!!! And can’t wait to see what your kitty approves of !!
    Your ornament is precious .
    Thank you for sharing and wish you and your family a Merry Christmas !
    Can’t wait to see what your bringing to HSN !!!!

  54. Lee Grace says:

    Anna, I love your Angel ornament! I have an Angel ornament from my childhood and the last ornaments my mom gave me were tiny Angels. I will eventually give them to my Granddaughters–they love surrounding them at the top of my Christmas tree.
    Merry Christmas to you and I thank you for with the nudge to my precious memories!

  55. Gisela says:

    Hi Anna,
    Your Georgie is such a delight to look at, Thank you for these lovely pictures, and what you are bringing us cat lovers. I am so excited !!!
    I have two cats who are enjoying a play feast under the Christmas tree, each morning I am so happy to see that the tree is still standing,
    Merry Christmas Wishes from my home to yours.

  56. gail W. says:

    Merry Christmas to you , Anna, and all your staff and of course Georgie! We just returned from shopping for our three “kids” (cats). They are having a big
    Christmas I think! Congratulations to the lucky winner Patty!!

  57. Cecilia McCulloch says:

    Congrats to Patty, Merry Christmas to all. I love all of Anna, thank you for helping me make such beautiful Christmas Cards this year.

  58. Nancy Smith says:

    Merry Christmas Anna, Georgia and Staff. Best wishes for a healthy and happy New Year. Thank you for all you do year round to make us happy!! We are forever grateful.

  59. Patty Moss says:

    Congrats to Patty, the Winner. Was hoping it was me LOL. I love the pictures & hope the kitties will have a Merry Christmas as mine do. Oh can’t wait to see what you might have in store for Cats hmmmm. Received the Coca-Cola Card Kit the other day. Merry Christmas Anna & to your wonderful Staff as well.

  60. Rosie Mazzamuto says:

    Merry Christmas to Georgie and everyone at Anna Griffin…Looking forward to all new products in the new year.

  61. Erin Glee says:

    Congrats to the winner that will be “Moore” excited than imaginable when she hears the great news!
    Thank you for sharing the adorable photos of Georgie, Anna! I can’t get instagram and someone commented on the cute pics you posted there.
    I was one of your Fans that requested a Vintage Kitty Collection and am thrilled to soon see what Georgie inspired! You are so talented and such a great listener : )
    Happy Holidays!

  62. Patti Robinson says:

    Love the kitty with lights. My kitties, too, enjoy the tree. Congrats to Patty. Merry Christmas to you all!!

  63. Myra R. Goddard says:

    Love all 3 Anna. As usual I want everything, but as usual my budget gets in the way. Dies and folders will always be my favorites, however ways to color like chalk for instance is something I will need to go with the dies and folders. Looking forward to January, IF I can squeeze out more from my budget. I just wish my super sale stuff would get here. Ordered Dec. 1st., shipped Dec. 9th., still not arrived. Guess it’s coming by “Pony Express”. Oh, I did want it in time to use this Christmas.

  64. katrina cunningham says:

    Thank you for inspiring us and making it possible for those of us who are not artists to create.

  65. Carla Henderson says:

    Congrats to Patty. <3 and can't wait to watch on HSN with loads of pretty samples. Congrats on the success of products.

  66. JLW says:

    Your kitty is adorable. Looks soft and cuddly. This will be a lonely Christmas this year, my kitty of 21 years died in August – she really loved hairing up the red tree skirt with her white hair. I just considered it flocked ! !

  67. Michele says:

    Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you and yours. Loving all the products I have purchased from you. May you be surrounded with the love of family & friends during these wonderful Holidays.

  68. Marjorie E. says:

    All the collections are gorgeous. I love the pictures. And what a treasure the angel ornament is. Merry Christmas.

  69. Elizabeth A says:

    I hope you and yours at Anna Griffin have a wonderful holiday, January sounds very exciting for Anna fans like me!

  70. Annette J says:

    Love the pictures of Georgie…I have 2 rescue cats who love the “help” no matter what I am doing. I love the kitties and can’t wait to see what you have in store for us in January. Wishing you and the staff a blessed holiday season.

  71. Kathi Carlozzi says:

    I loved the pics of your wonderful cat. I have two black boys of my own and I love them. Winter wishes from the First State, Delaware.

  72. Grama Pei says:

    Anna, I just love the heirloom ornament! Adorable! and her skirt is duplicatable! ha! Georgie appears to be a decorating dervish! Please give him a little pat and a tummy tickle for me.

  73. jackie cleveland says:

    Congrats to Patty Moore, so lucky you are!
    😀 Merry Christamas to all and I love kittys too!!! Have two of my own. Thanks again Anna for making it so easy for me to be able to handmake cards for all my family and special friends. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  74. Dawn Thiesen says:

    So excited about all the collections. Merry Christmas to you and Georgie, he’s so adorable. Kitties add so much to our lives. Miss my little Cat-Alina so much, give Georgie a snuggle for me.

  75. Patty Fisher says:

    Merry Christmas Anna and Georgie! I have 2 cats so I know Georgie must have worked really hard helping you decorate for Christmas. They love to see what you are doing and help. They are so cute and sweet.
    I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us this time. Love all your products.

  76. Sherri says:

    KITTIES !!!!! I have two Maine **** cats, and I would
    love to make any thing with animals or cats. thanks Anna ! have a great show and looking forward to HSN.
    my credit card does not know what to think about this month with no HSN on it hee haa

  77. Carol says:

    Congrats Patty … I know you are going to love all the wonderful products you’ve just won. I can definitely say that the Paisley embossing folders are fabulous as I’ve already have them. Enjoy!

    Merry Christmas Anna and to your entire staff, and, of course, Georgie too!

  78. Maryellen says:

    Looking forward to depleting my wallet yet again next month. Every Christmas card I sent this year was an AG. Not surprisingly, I got a number of compliments. I never go wrong with any of your card making products. Happy Holidays to you and yours.

  79. Judy Estrada says:

    Congratulations Patty! I wish a Very Merry Christmas to you Anna, Best of the season to all that craft for people they love or people they don’t even know. May God Bless all of America & it’s people. Merry Christmas to all Military Families past & present. Thank you for your service & sacrifices. May there be peace in the world in 2015.

  80. Shirley says:

    Anna, I used your Christmas Card collection again this year and I am receiving great comments already! I hope that in your next collection, you include blank inserts in the package to allow us to write or stamp our own sentiments. There are a few of your cards that are designed to be made in ‘landscape’ design and all of your inserts are designed for cards that are ‘Portrait’ setup. Unfortunately, I discovered this after making my Hanukkah.

  81. Eve says:

    Well, I can’t wait to see what you will do with a cat-inspired collection, since i already love everything else you come up with. Cats will just make it better, if that’s even possible!

  82. Kymm Cummins says:

    I live near Anaheim CA, but haven’t heard anything about you making an appearance there. I do know about the Phoenix show, but when is the one in Anaheim? I would absolutely love to go!!!

  83. Dianne McDonald says:

    Anna,

    Merry Christmas to you and Georgie!

    Merry Christmas to your wonderful staff that assists you and makes all this wonderfulness possible!

    Thank you for a wonderful year of new products. The experience has been great!

  84. Nancy Hulsey says:

    Congrats to the winner this week! I have some very old ornaments from my childhood that I love. My daddy loved Christmas – my birthday is Dec 14 and he always turned my birthday into tree decorating time. I have very dear memories of those precious times. It made my birthday a very special day.

  85. Casey says:

    Can we look forward to a KITTY themed sneak peak on Tuesday?!?!?!? THAT would be a WONDERFUL Christmas Wish come true! Merry Christmas to everyone at Anna Griffin!

  86. Trudy says:

    Anna I have an angel made from wax that we got when we were stationed in Germany and she always sits on our Christmas tree. I love angels they are all over my home

  87. Betsy Carty says:

    Congratulations Patty. The angel is beautiful. So like you. Baby sat my grandcats in October and I really understand their curiosity now. Geogie was so cute. Merry Christmas Anna to you and your work and real family. Be safe. Blessings. Betsy

  88. Carol C says:

    When I grew up in England everyone had a fairy on their Christmas tree. I still have a fairy that I bought with my pocket money at age 11. I am now 71 and still cherish my little fairy . Looking forward to seeing all the new goodies. Merry Christmas to all.

  89. Donna Lee says:

    I am looking forward to the next sneak peek. And I received a notice in my email that a new shipment of embossing folders is on its way from HSN!
    Merry Christmas to Anna and all the fine people at Anna Griffin

  90. Robin says:

    I hope Georgie has a wonderful Christmas! I love all
    the new offerings and I’m looking forward to seeing
    what is coming up next.

  91. Linda E says:

    I love all of your products, but this new Juliet collection is gorgeous !! Thanks so much for sharing and let us know about the new products coming out.

  92. SHELLEE says:

    Of course I still love all 3, but the silver flourishes will find their way onto the Juliet papers! Can’t wait to see the “Georgie” inspired items! I am sure I can put them to good use with photos of MY feline friend! He also helps decorate. Usually he gets the ladder and I have to stand on a chair!

  93. Christa C. says:

    Congratulations Patty! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, Georgie looks like a great Christmas helper, so cute!

  94. Penny C. says:

    Congrats to Patty! The pictures are so cute. So neat that you have an ornament from your first Christmas!

    Happy holidays to all!

    Merry wishes from Jarrettsville, Maryland
    Penny

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