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Monday, October 20, 2008

All good things come in Threes - a giveaway!

***If you're here via Bloggy Giveaways - please go to item #3 - that's the giveaway!***

Mondays are good days for announcing things, don't you think? It's long been known that I'm a maker of lists and enjoy the pleasure of accomplishing tasks and marking them off of said lists, if for nothing else than just the satisfaction of seeing something was actually completed.

1. My brand-spanking new Design Blog is finished. I am so excited about it - I coded it myself (which explains why some of you who have MSIE6 and FF2.0 will have viewing issues - working on the bugs still). You can visit it if you like, or not. I still have some work to do on it and there are still a few pages that are either buggy or not complete, but honestly? I just wanted to get it out there so I could announce part two of my list.

2. My order pad is open for business. Yay! I already have a wait-list of five people, but I will accept new clients as well - please go to my new Design Blog for the new pricing list and to place your orders.

3. And finally, today is the first day of a special giveaway I hinted around at last month. Some of you know that my husband recently got me the full Adobe CS3 Creative Design Suite (I had just purchsed the Photoshop CS3 two months earlier) - and apparently he got a steal because they were just about to come out with version 8 - so he couldn't wait until Christmas (so much for surprises) because he knew how much I'd been wanting it. (Everyone say "awww")

So what's the giveaway? Adobe Photoshop CS3, of course! It is the original disc with the original packaging - the box and getting started manual come with it. The only catch is that it had been installed on my computer once. I uninstalled it when I received my new one so it's ready to go for someone else, complete with the product and registration key. It's like BRAND NEW, people.

I'm not Pioneer Woman...so I'm not giving away a brand new copy, but you can think of it as "re-gifting" or whatever floats your boat. It's all good and I would have killed for a good used copy when I started my design business earlier this year...as it was, I spent over $300 on it. Someone is going to win it for free.

If you're still with me - here's the hoops:

1. One entry per person per day. Yes, I said per day. You may enter once a day every day up until October 31st, at which time I will close comments and commence the drawing using a random number generator, or my pointing finger, depending on how many comments there are.

2. Please tell me why you want to win this in your comment...all comments that are generic "count me in!" and "I'd love to win this" will be thrown out, because I can do that.

3. Giveaway is open to bloggers and non-bloggers alike - open to US and Canadian residents.

4. Giveaway ends Friday, October 31st at midnight, winner will be contacted via email and announced on this blog.

5. I can't believe I have to remind folks this - but PLEASE leave me a way to contact you - an email or your blog address with an email address - I will not leave a comment on a blog letting you know you've won. I need the ability to EMAIL you. Thanks!


How's that for a Monday? Pretty good, huh?



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Brenda said...

I would really love this *gasp* complete Adobe program for a few reasons.
a) I'm a lifelong artist/designer who plays in Photoshop 7.0 and would love all the bells and whistles!
b) Being an artist doesn't mean I'm rich or can afford things like that.
In fact, I'm living off hubby's income and have recurring illnesses that prevent me from being in the commuting workforce.
c) Besides an elusive reason (my half awake brain lost it) I would love to find out what I can do with the whole lot of things in there!
d) You give me hope! =)

Brenda said...

Oops, sorry I forgot to leave my email address for you. brenferris@gmail.com

Lora Lynn @ Vitafamiliae said...

I want this for my sister. She's got a photography business and is still using a REALLY OLD version of some photo suite thingy. She loves to doctor the pictures, but she is limited by the actions she can do. So she would LOVE THIS.

Mandy said...

I'd love to win this because I recently got a Canon Rebel XT and I don't have any decent photoshop editing software that will make my pictures stand out.

bellesorrisa(at)gmail(dot)com

Shara said...

I would love to win this for a website I am working on for my son who has autism. He has just started painting and is creating some incredible things, and I believe we could do some really cool things with this program and his artwork!

chickadee@afamiliarpath said...

i'd love to win because i have photoshop elements and i think i have learned as much about it as i can. i would love to dive into the full program. what a great giveaway! headed over to check out your design site now.

dianne - bunny trails said...

I would SOOOO love to win this. I'm still in Photoshop Elements 5.0 - almost the dark ages. LOL! I am always learning new things to do with my pix as well as other fun graphics/scrapping things and it can be very frustrating to not have full abilities like CS3 has. Being a one-income, homeschool family makes purchases such as that a bit out of range.

Thanks, Karen! :D

Phyllis@Aimless Conversation said...

I'd love to win for a couple of reasons. I have always wanted to be able to tinker with pics, graphics and whatnot, but never have had a program (besides the generic 'paint type' that comes on some computers) to do that with. this fits the bill!

I have an extremely bright son who also loves to draw/create/edit graphics and photography on his computer and this would really be great for homeschooling.

So, will we need to give you new reasons every time we comment? ;-)

Phyllis@Aimless Conversation said...

BTW~ I LOVE your design blog! It looks SOOOO good!! (and I'm viewing in firefox)

Just love it!

Meg said...

I would love to have this program to try out some of PW's tricks with photos. I have so many that I would love to play with but Adobe products are too expensive for me other wise.

Andrea said...

Oh wow! I would love this. I am starting my own jewelry business and keep finding that I need to design things like business cards, order forms, and catalogs...photoshop would come on handy to say the least!!! Thank you for the opportunity.

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Ok - the reason I want this is because I am currently doing any kind of photo editing or what little design I do for myself in Paint.Net. Which is fine for a beginner like me but I'd LOVE to see what I could do with this. So...thank you so much!!

Chilihead said...

I would love to win this because I'd give it to Shannon. I've been telling her she needs the full version of PhotoShop instead of Elements, but I know she'll never get it for herself. And, OH! What she could do with the full version!

What a great idea for a giveaway.

Jonathan Ignacio said...

Thanks for giving us the opportunity to win! My wife and I just got married and photography is definitely a love that we both just found out about and share. Photoshop would be a great help for what we would like to get into in the future as well as editing the many pictures we have from before we met. jbignacio@hotmail.com

Lori said...

I would pee my pants in excitement if I won this. (Is that too much information? LOL)

To be honest, I really want to win this because my husband has a macbook for work, and has photoshop, but I am not allowed to touch it. Drives me crazy. There are so many things I want/need to do with photoshop! I am not accustomed to not being allowed to do something. ;)

I will be unable to type the rest of the day because my fingers will be crossed.
Lori

MaryBeth said...

I want to win this because I'm still a beginner with my Nikon D80 and using Picasa for editing. I'm just drooling imagining all the possibilities with a real live copy of Photoshop. I'll save all the other reasons for the rest of the days that I remember to comment again.

Lisa B @ simply His said...

You are crazy to ...

... open this to one entry per day.

... and to think I can come up with something original to say besides "count me in." Does it have to be original every day I enter? Geesh. Taxing my brain now. I'd rather code.

Ok, I love Photoshop and I'm stuck with 10 -- that's so old it's like having a flip cell phone ;)

LeAnna said...

First off, I'm all about re-gifting. I once re-gifted a set of stainless steel mixing bowls that I received for my wedding. You see, these bowls were great, but I already had a set. Darndest thing, I never knew who they came from because I couldn't find a card with the gift! Low and behold, a wedding came 'round and I decided that the new couple needed those bowls, so I wrapped 'em up right pretty and sent them on their merry way. A few weeks later, the bride and groom ran into my brother in-law and had a good ol' time busting a gut about the fact that we re-gifted those awesome stainless steel bowls! He asked them what made them so sure it was re-gifted, to which they then busted another gut explaining how they opened a wedding card that was at the bottom of the box and read a heartfelt poem addressed to US! I was mor-ti-fied, to say the least.

All of that to say, I've always wanted Photoshop, and have been trying to convince the hubby to buy me Elements so I don't have to feel totally and completely left out of the Photoshopping world. I'd gladly take a used copy! I'm all about recycling. :)

I don't think I have 11 more re-gifting horror stories, or else I'd leave you one every day for as long as the contest is open. :)

flowers7886 at yahoo dot com

Naomi said...

I'm running Photoshop 5 so I could obviously use an upgrade!

Please say this is a Mac version...

Audra said...

11 days- So that means 11 reasons that I sooooo need this- Day #1/Reason #1 - I design digital scrapbook kits and my Photoshop Elements is missing some of the features that I wish I could use in my designs.

Courtney said...

I am currently using an old version of Photoshop Elements. I would love to be able to upgrade! Thanks for the chance to win.

Mzzterry said...

Oh, How great Karen! I would love to win this to help me improve my photo hobby. I have nothing to use currently, this would be a Godsend. Taking pictures is a passion for me.

Jawan said...

Let me count the reasons why I'd love to win this. Nevermind....there's really only two reasons why I hope I'm the winner.

1. I have heard rave reviews about the software but don't have a clue as to how to use it. However, I'm very computer literate so I feel I'd catch on fast. Photography is slowing becoming a hobby of mine and I need something to enhance my pics.

2. I'd never be able to afford the software so this is my only chance of possibly owning the package.

Thanks!

Peggie said...

I would love to win this. I have an old copy and it is not up to snuff when it comes to doing things. I love graphics and with the photos needing work and then adding all the fancies to them this would be a delight to have.

I think you are being so generous and sharing! Thanks for the chance!

peggie dot loden at gmail dot com

Kari said...

What a generous giveaway! I would love to win this to give to my daughter for Christmas. She's getting a new digital camera and this would be perfect to go along with it. And, I think the "regifting" is perfectly fine! Thanks!

JennyG said...

This would be a great gift for my husband. He loves Photoshop!

jfg06001[at]yahoo.com

Kathleen said...

Ooh! How kind of you to share with us, and also to recycle something too!

I did my own blog design a few months ago (and am itching to redesign again, kind of like my obsession with rearranging furniture and decor every few months), and used my ancient version of Photoshop (5, I believe). It works well, but lacks some of the features that newer versions have. I'd also like to get into designing photo cards for friends and family so this would really help out on that.

Thanks for sharing with us!

danandmarsh said...

This would be great, photoshop for sure. Who cares if it's used, not me!

Stitchblade said...

This is such an awesome giveaway. I would love to have this. I do not have any version of photoshop and rely on PSP. I know I could take my work so much farther if I had Photoshop. I am a WAHM of 3 hsing children. I think having this program would seriously help me boost my income and move me on to bigger and better things. Thank you for offering this.

Always been Different said...

I need something to help me with all these photo I have,(to which I keep adding too) and the program I have just isn't cutting it :-)

Heather said...

1. One entry per person per day. I'll be entering them, believe me. I think I'll be physically ILL if I don't win. I've been wanting this program since forever. I'm too dirt poor to ever afford it - even on a teacher discount.

2. I am a prolific photo and artsy type and have been creating graphics in stinking PAINT. You know it is bad when you use MS Paint for graphics. You have NO IDEA how badly I need this program. You just don't.

3. I'm not telling anyone else about this contest. Because I want to win it. Sorry. I guess that makes me stingy. I don't care. And might I suggest that you please stop twittering about it now? ;)

4. Did I mention that I love you? And I'll advertise for you to get you clients? And send you chocolate?

Vote for ME!

www.sprittibee.com (my login is funky, but I'm Sprittibee - for real)

Lula said...

Why do I want to win this giveaway .... because it's totally AWESOME! My websites need updating and this would be a great way to take them to the next step.

I also have 2 teens and a tween that would make me mother of the year if I won this. They have been asking for this program for thier photos.

Thanks for making the chance available!

webmaster@birthdaypartyideas4kids.com

stacey @ tree, root, and twig said...

This would be a fantastic win for me! I've recently been interested in becoming more digitally creative - first with digital scrapbooking and also with redesigning my blog. I am using - of all things! - Microsoft PictureIt for all my designing right now. Can you say ARCHAIC??? Ugh. Also, that program was just not built for what I've been trying to use it for. I would love to have the real deal and let my imagination go. Thanks for this chance!

Madeline said...

I would love this for two reasons. I'm an artist, and this would really help me out with designing and touching up pictures. Also, I'm a mom, and I would have so enjoy having a program like this to touch up my babies photos.

Sierra said...

I'd love to win this because I am a photo freak and I have Photoshop Elements but I would love to give the "full" version a try. Thanks so much!

dianne - bunny trails said...

Day #2 and I'm back. Another reason I'd love to have CS3 is because I have a son who's quite interested in graphics and I'm sure he'd enjoy moving being MS Paint. :D

Thanks Karen!

MaryBeth said...

My reason for today for wanting to win a copy of Photoshop is: the hundreds, no thousands of pictures I take each week of my four girls could sure use a little touch up every now and then. Picasa is great for a free program, but I just wonder what I could do with Photoshop?!? Thanks again for the chance to win... off to think up reasons for the rest of the days. I'll be back.

Audra said...

Day #2/Reason #2- I begged and begged my hubby for Photoshop Elements assuring him it had every feature I could ever need..... And while it is a great program I miss not having the features of CS3- but I of course can't let hubby know I was wrong and that less than a year after buying Elements I need an upgrade!

samsakara said...

My husband has been wanting this program for awhile. He loves using it on photo editing and making digital images.

samsakara@twcny.rr.com

Annabelle said...

Please, please pick me!!! Right now I have PSP XI and have only heard great things about Adobe Photoshop CS3! My dream is to someday is to have my own photography studio...things like this would be very beneficial to that type of business!!!

Jendi said...

I'd love to win this for my husband. I don't think he would kill for it, but he'd be ecstatic to get it, and he doesn't care if it was used. Not at all.

Tabitha said...

I'd love to win it so I can play around with it and learn how to use it.

Samantha said...

I would love to win this software. I have been wanting it for so long but unfortunately can not fathom paying the price for it. I have an Olympus E-510 and can only dream about all the awesome things that can be accomplished with this software. I also digital scrapbook and this software would enable me to go all out with my layouts. Thank you for the chance to win! onemomslifeATgmailDOTcom

Anonymous said...

photoshop is an excellent tool for editing photos. A very needed item here!
danielgrubb at rocketmail dot com

Sara said...

My husband is the Photoshop guru in this household and I can tell you it would just bless his little socks off to be presented with such a wonderful re-gift.

Mzzterry said...

why i would love to win this #2....it would improve my photos, which would be a benefit for the generations to come as i document our every day life in pictures, a legacy.

Marilyn - A Mixed Bouquet said...

Last year my son bought a new Nikon 300 camera and I purchased his D80 from him. I am having fun playing with it, however, I want to take it a step further. Paint or similar free programs only allow so much of this. ;-)

So, I'd love it for that reason!

Great giveaway...new or not! I love it! Thanks for the chance to enter.

Off to check your site!

LeAnna said...

It's day #2 and I'm back.

I would love this program because: I'm 6 months pregnant, and right now any editing software that I can get my hands on will inevitably make me look skinnier in all the pictures being taken between now and the next 3 months.

Right? :) Okay, well maybe not, but it sure would be fun to have!

flowers7886 at yahoo dot com

Jawan said...

Day #2 entry:

P = prominent
H = heavenly
O = outstanding
T = terrific
O = ominous (ok, I'm desperate it here)
S = stupendous
H = helpful
O = (can't think of a third adjective staring with an O)
P = pleasing

grammy said...

I would love to own that. Does it count extra that I knew when youfirst mentioned the contest what it would be. I love to add pictures of my grandkids. (more about this tomorrow(o:

Sweet Serendipity said...

OMG, what an awesome giveaway! And it's not even Bloggy Giveaway Carnival time yet!
I would so love to win this. I dabble in digital scrapping and blog templates but would love it for photos and to design business materials. I'm currently using GIMP.
Thanks for the opportunity!!!

ExtraordinaryMommy said...

What a fantastic Monday post! (Love the Design Site BTW! It is divine!)

I would love to win this because I am constantly working to update my website and software like this would make my life easier :) Also...since I'm a closet photographer (read: notsogoodyet) I'd love to be able to dabble :)

Thank you much!
Danielle@ExtraordinaryMommy.com

Dani' said...

I fool around with photography and do a little graphic stuff here and there.
I can never get things exactly how I want them, maybe this will help!

Phyllis@Aimless Conversation said...

day #2

Hubby used to have this loaded on a shared computer, now he doesn't share...

Michele said...

I would love to win this because I've NEVER had any photo editing software before because I can't afford it. Since becoming disabled with chronic pain and not being able to teach anymore, I've been anxious to learn photography and photo editing. It's something I've wanted to do since Jr. High School yet never had enough electives in school or time since graduating to dedicate to it. It would mean the world to me to be able to start this dream of mine and watch it become a reality.

This is an extremely generous giveaway, and I'm so excited to have the opportunity to enter to win it!!!

Thanks so much!!
Michele R.(CA)
luvkittysmeowmail@gmail.com

Lora Lynn @ Vitafamiliae said...

Still entering for my sister. Because I love her.

dianne - bunny trails said...

I'm back - entry #3. Hubs may not have much job left after today, or if he does, he might be making even less money (again), meaning that I definitely wouldn't have $$ for things such as CS3. All the more reason that winning it would be super fab. :D

Sprittibee said...

Entry #2:

More reasons why I reallly reallly want this PS3...

1. I got a new camera last April and am learning how to use it. I would like to be able to take school photos and such to be able to afford to pay said camera off. CS3 would allow me to take photos like the Pioneer Woman (give or take a little experience and the horse ranch).

2. I want to learn how to design blogs. I already know html somewhat and can tweak templates, but having CS3 would allow me to make graphics and possibly make some money to supplement our income (and maybe keep us from having to sell the house).

3. My daughter wants to learn PS3 because I gave her my old digital camera and she loves taking photos. If we learned together, that would be a really cool way for mom and girl to bond. Maybe she could learn how to be a groovy photographer and artsy web designer type, too.

Thanks for listening to me whine. :)

- Heather

Sierra said...

Here's my second reason for wanting Photoshop.... I just got a 10-week-old Chihuahua puppy! He is so adorable and I am having a blast taking photos of him! Photoshop would only make 'em better!! :) Thanks!

MaryBeth said...

Thanks so much for the email letting me off the hook for spending my afternoon yesterday thinking up several more reasons why I want to win Photoshop!! Consider this my entry for today.

Vicki Arnold said...

OH MY! I have been drooling over a graphics program like that for a while.

I would love something to edit family pictures in and create some graphics for myself and to give away to other WAHM's who are starting out. :-)

And your blog design ROCKS!!

grammy said...

I am so new at this stuff, I thought you were suppose to comment on the day such as your post for Tues.(which I did) hope that counts. I missed mon. and was sad...I check your blog almost everyday and you had missed several days so I missed ONE day and you have a contest start that day. Just yakking. I would love to show my smarti son(23) that I can learn how to do photoshop. I want to learn!!!

Lori said...

Entry #2:

I am wishing, waiting, hoping and praying to win this! I am desperate for photoshop (but can't afford it!!!). I want to make my own headers for my blog, edit photos, etc. etc.

I hope my mommy brain allows me to remember to enter this every day!

Lori
loriclendenen at hotmail dot com

Sara said...

OH dear! I almost forgot to come back, thanks for the reminder! So, I'd love to win this for hubby b/c he would love it AND b/c if he loves it and I won it for him maybe I'd get a flower or a dinner or maybe just a kiss but that will do (as long as I get fun photoshopped photos of the girls!)

danandmarsh said...

Oh I would like to win photoshop because I love taking pics, haven't messed with them much because I just don't have a good software program, think this one would be the bomb!

Amy from Texas said...

What an awesome give-away! I'm a Photoshop freak, but I'm about 3 versions behind! Oh the horror!! I would love love love to have your used, open box disk. Pretty Please???

Amber (Bringing Good Home) said...

I assume this isn't compatible with Macs? *sniff, sniff*

Ah well, include me anyway, I can always put it on the PC in the living room.

I HAD cs3 on the Mac... but now it's gone. GONE!

I nearly cried.

But I thought hubby was going to make fun of me. : \

Audra said...

Alright so here we are at day #3... Reason #3- It has text on a path (ohhhhh) Swrily word art here I come!!!

Jawan said...

Entry #3....I'll be back tomorrow!

LeAnna said...

Entry # 3 (so I can keep track, because the Lord knows I need to keep track.)

I'm loving reading everyones comments, but I keep seeing that it's probably not compatible with Mac. This makes me wanna boohoohoo my eyes out. I have a gloriously huge silver screen in front of my eyes with a lovely little bitten into apple on the bottom.

I guess that means that iff'in I won the prize I'd have to request (beg for) a PC for Christmas. Because a free version of Photoshop would obviously justify such a purchase...ah-hem. Thanks for the e-mail, too. I'm trying to wean myself off of leaving reasons and into just posting long comments every day. That way IF I WIN (please Lord, touch the random.org integers or Karen's number picking finger...)- I'll feel like a real participant...or..something.

Lord bless ya today! ;)

flowers7886 at yahoo dot com

Audra said...

Wow Day #4 already! A few years ago we were camping and much to my surprise vice president Dick Cheney and his entourage of black suburban’s show up at the dock with a bunch of fishing guides- In my hurry to document my encounter with the man who is as they say "a heartbeat away from being the worlds most powerful leader" I dropped my camera and busted it- So I resorted to the next best thing my camera phone-

The picture as you can guess is not the best but if I was the lucky Photoshop winner I am sure I could doctor the picture up so I had actual proof of my sighting!

Jendi said...

I missed a day, but I'm back.

We need (well would really like) a photo program because all we have is a free one that came with the camera. It's nice and all, but it's not CS3.

dianne - bunny trails said...

Entry #4. Since I only have a digital point & shoot, no SLR on the horizon here, I could at least have some cool software, such as CS3, so that I could post create, right? :-)

Sprittibee said...

entry #3...

Another cool thing is that I was hoping to ask someone on twitter if they had a copy of this to give away because of an upgrade. I figured it was way too outlandish to even suggest, so I didn't tweet. And lo, and behold - your contest came out a week later.

Maybe this is an answer to prayer? I sure hope so, cuz I could sure use that program!

:)

Carly said...

I have a 12 month old that I love taking pic of. Having PhotoShop would allow me to capture all of things that I love about my sweet baby girl. It would give me freedom to be more creative with my pics! Thanks for the giveaway.

carlyharrell (at) yahoo (dot) com

Lori said...

Entry #3
Another reason I'd love to win this is because my brain is memory is fading big time...a big case of mommy brain I'm afraid! I'm preggo with #3 and I can't seem to remember anything.

The other day I went to pull a bib out of the "bib basket" that sits on top of my refrigerator. I grabbed the top one and it was a pair of my 3-year-olds underwear. In the bib basket. Geesh.

So I would love to win this and put my brain to work! And learn new things! And do something just for me!!!

Lori
loriclendenen at hotmail dot com

P.S. I *know* that I did something way stupid/hilarious the other day due to mommy brain but of course I can't remember what it was!!! So i had to tell you the bib story instead. ;)

grammy said...

I would love to be able to do more and more exciting things with my pictures. Yes, you can teach an old dog new tricks. Blogger is having trouble posing my camments. Hope it works this time.

danandmarsh said...

I have heard many good things around about Photoshop and would love to test it out myself!

MaryBeth said...

Entry #4, I think. Thanks again for the great giveaway!

Brandy said...

Wow, I'd love to win this, I mean Halloween is my birthday :) what a better present lol. But I'd use this program to do my scrap book pages as well as the graphics I make for people and even in my column as I usually add graphics to it that I make. It would also be fun to have to play with on any down time I have.

My email address is:
xbrandy04x@aim.com

Always Been Different said...

Why do I always miss days??? And I even subscribe you LOL!

Oh well! Do have another reason this would be great for me ...my Lisa is now taking photography class in 4-H and I know she would be thrilled to have a way to make her pictures better :-)

Greta said...

Awww, I would love to win this because as it stands, I'm playing around in Photodraw. Photodraw? Yes, Photodraw.

I need some new software to play around with...software with some fancy new fan-dangley options ;).

Marilyn - A Mixed Bouquet said...

Another reason that I'd like to win this is for my Word-Filled Wednesday participation photos.

Right now my Bible verses, on the photos, are just in straight lines. It has worked out fine, but I'd love to go in various shapes or lines. :D

amixedbouquetATgmail.com

LeAnna said...

#4 - I want this SO bad I got up extra early just to put my name in the bloggity hat.
Not really, my hubby got up at 5:30 to go eat breakfast with a bunch of older fella's, and the baby wouldn't let me go back to sleep...
So, as I chug my coffee I'll dream of having Photoshop, so that on mornings like this in the future, I can be editing pictures and making cool blog backgrounds instead of watching early morning news.
flowers7886 at yahoo dot com

hazel said...

I'd love to win this since I love making art on the computer and I think it'd be a pretty nice tool to use!
mitanari[at]yahoo.com

dianne - bunny trails said...

#5 I really, really, really, really, really want this. It would be so totally awesome to have. I'm still living in the world of Elements 5.0. Yes, that's FIVE point OH. As in OHLD. Ha! Ha!

Thanks, Karen!

I know my link has my email, but it's bunny.trails@yahoo.com, just in case. :D

Audra said...

Wow Day #5 almost halfway through!!! My hubby and I are on a diet and while he has lost 50+ pounds I am still in the single digits.... so my reason #5 is that winning would be like an instant diet for me- I can just photoshop away the extra pounds on the christmas cards!

grammy said...

Friday is a great day to think about winning something!!!! Especially photoshop. Wow. that would be amazing. A blessing indeed.

Jawan said...

Entry #4 - I'm still dreaming of all the things I would do with this software.

MaryBeth said...

Almost missed it today... Entry #5~ I'll be editing some pictures after this and dreaming about Photoshoping them instead!!

danandmarsh said...

I would love to have the opportunity to play around with Photoshop, that's why I would love to win this!!

Jawan said...

Entry #5 -
To win this package would be a dream
I hope I'm the winner that RANDOM deems
Then I'd be the proud owner of PS-CS3
A fantastic giveaway I'd love to receive.

Ok, what a pitiful poem!

Audra said...

Whoho! Today's reason is the best of all! (well at least to a slightly narcissistic me) Reason #6 TODAY is my birthday - the big 30... so it's not 40 or 50 but winning would be the BEST PRESENT ever!!!- Don't worry I promise I won't tell my husband I liked it better than his gift.....

Sierra said...

My reason No. 3 -- My beautiful son, Cooper, turns 3 on November 4 and I love taking pictures of him at every stage of his life. Photoshop would just help make those photos even brighter, sharper and more poignant.

Jawan said...

Entry #6 - Instead of blogging right now, I could be editing pictures of my wee ones with PhotoShop. A girl can dream.

dianne - bunny trails said...

Numero seis ~ It's amazing how many ideas one can come up with for using software one doesn't have but one is hoping ever so muchly to win. Ha! Ha! I'd sure love to be the "one." :D

Steph at Problem Solvin' Mom said...

I would love to win this gently used copy! I have been playing around and having fun with paint.net, but found a great site (coffeshop) for free photoshop filters (have you seen it?) that I would love to use. I don't spend enough time using photo editing software to justify the cost of photoshop, but I would adore it if I win!

hugs,
Steph

MaryBeth said...

Entry #6... hope you're having a great Saturday!

Always Been Different said...

Another reason I would love to win, other than winning is such a good feeling... is my Lisa is also on the Yearbook Committee this year and she needs all the help she can get to have her pictures turn out fabulous!

Sprittibee said...

Heather again. I think I'm on #4. I can't remember. I was gone all day yesterday at a field trip. ;) I'd like to win also so I can edit my photos for all my field trips to make them spectacular... and Photoshop is just the tool I need to do so.

I'd love to not feel left out when I go to all the tutorial sites... so I could actually learn something new.

Hey - and learning something new might prevent me from getting Alzheimer's. You just may be saving my life if you let me win this contest.

LeAnna said...

#5

"It's me, it's me, it's me oh ma'am...standin' in the need of Photoshop..." =)

Random fact for today: I drooled over the program at Staples today. I did, I did.

flowers7886 at yahoo dot com

grammy said...

Hi on Sat. This Grammy took her 4 granddaughters to the park today. Cute pics. Especially the 3 year old that changed right before we left into stripped tighs and pink boots. See this Grammy has lots of use for photo shop. lol

Jawan said...

Entry #6 - I took some great photos of my kids at the pumpkin patch this past week. PhotoShop is needed to make the pumpkins MORE orange!

Always Been Different said...

one more reason..BECAUSE I need help with all these pictures Lisa keeps taking of herself! Teenagers LOL!

grammy said...

I am entering because I never win anything and what better way than to start with photoshop which I want really bad. Oh, I always visit your blog anyway so of course I will enter.

dianne - bunny trails said...

Okay, Karen, now I'm groveling. And this is only my 7th entry. Oh please, oh please, oh please draw my name. Pretty please with sugar on top??? Or a cherry?? Or chocolate??

Love ya', Karen!

Jawan said...

This is actually entry #8 (numbered the last entry incorrectly) - Another reason I want PhotoShop is b/c I want to learn to design my own blog and not pay someone else to do it for me.

LeAnna said...

#6

My husband informed me yesterday that he sure would like to make his own company business graphics.

I told him I was workin' on that...

Blessed Sunday to ya!

flowers7886 at yahoo dot com

MaryBeth said...

Whew, barely squeaking this one in today...#7. Thanks again for the chances to win!!

Jenn said...

#9 - Oh RANDOM, amuse me....pick me for the winner of this giveaway, please! I need me some PS-CS3!

Jawan said...

Entry #9 - PhotoShop belongs on my hard-drive. I'm just sayin'.

LeAnna said...

#7 -
God loves that number
and so do I.
If I don't win
I think I'll cry.

Not really. But, y'know. :)

flowers7886 at yahoo dot com

Katrina said...

What an awesome giveaway! I've been using Photoshop Elements for a while and I am finally feeling confident enough to take the next step. So, I'd love to win this so that I can go further with the digital design and digital scrapbooking that I've been playing around with!

dianne - bunny trails said...

Yep, I'm back. Each and every day, my friend. This would also be a wonderful homeschool tool, as the boys love creating things in Paint and this would umpteen-bazillion times cooler. :D

Have an awesome Monday!

bunny.trails@yahoo.com

Jendi said...

Thought of another reason!
I love to have real pictures in my blog header and this would be so much nicer to use to combine pics.

grammy said...

Just added pics to my blog. Would be nice to have photoshop to make them better. (O:

Audra said...

Aghhhhhh! I can;t believe that I missed yesterdays entry- and lucky number 7 at that. I really wish I has some great reason why like the fact that I was working on world peace or something noble like that..... Oh well.

I did however spend several hours with a sick toddler (poor little guy) and doing the resulting loads and loads of laundry.

ANYWAY- My reason for today is that winning this Photoshop takes me out of an ethical dilemea.

A certain aquaintence of mine has this version and I asked them if they would be willing to let me come use theirs to do some text on a path- Their response- "Sure but I can just download you a copy of the net"

Tempting as it is I just couldn't use a 'pirated' version (I'm not much for eye patches, wooden legs, or parrots) so winning this would give me a good reason to gracefully deny their well meaning but slightly 'pirated' offer.

Elaine @ tooaquarius.com said...

As a professional geek, I would love this! I've been a fan of Adobe's CS suite but haven't had the chance to invest yet. This would be the perfect opportunity to really dig in with a fairly recent version!

Apron Strings Aflutter said...

I need this! Im ashamed to say I haven't upgraded yet...this would be awesome to win. Great designs on your design blog. Wonderful giveaway! Thanks for the chance to enter! :)

nicole@apronstringsaflutter.com

Sheila said...

I am (cross my fingers) hoping for a DSLR camera for Christmas-- I have just been using free photo editing programs, and would love to own Photoshop, but it's just not an option right now on one salary!

I would love, love, love to win Photoshop for FREE! (And hopefully I'll have a new camera in hand to go with it soon!) :o)

momfessions at gmail dot com

Land of Lovings said...

I would actually love to win this because my husband is the designer and sadly has not upgraded yet and could SO use this! I'd love the chance to surprise him!

echoeve said...

I would love to win this because I have five kids and money is tight and I would love something to mess around with my pictures.

Diane Kidman said...

OOoweeeee!!!!! I'm a Photoshop junkie, I tell ya. I've been using Photoshop for about 6 years now, every day (for my job) and I love it. I work from home, and my boss can't afford to get me a newer version. I could use this for work and play.... Great giveaway!

Rebeckah said...

I would like to win this to give to my friend Katie who loves to take pretty pictures and would like to minister with her gift. Thank you for this very nice giveaway! I hope your day is filled with blessings.

Christina said...

I would love to win this for my husband. He does freelance work occasionally, doing graphic design and print page layout, but recently his computer had a root kit virus and had to be completely wiped. He had Photoshop installed, but no longer has the CD, so he completely lost the program. It would be nice to have it again!

Thanks for the contest!

amommystory[at]gmail[dot]com

We are THAT Family said...

Fantastic giveaway and I'm totally okay with re-gifting :D

I have Pixlemater which is a cheap, generic version of Adobe. And I can tell.

This would be fabulous!

M.E. said...

Oh, I'd love CS3 for my pc.
I have Photoshop Elements, but want and crave more features! Especially frustrating with the text and layer styles.
Please enter me, too!

MaryBeth said...

I have lost track of my entries... but I'm pretty sure this is a first and only for the day! Happy Monday.

Sprittibee said...

#4? #5? I can't remember. I just reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaallllllllllllllllllyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy want this program. ;)

Sheila said...

I would use this for my own personal design business. I have wanted this software for sometime but am unable to afford it as yet. I have been making do with Paint.net.

4mymemories2(at)earthlink(dot)net

Awesome Mom said...

I would love to be able to tweak my photographs with out having to pay an arm and a leg to get the software. Awesome prize!

Flibby said...

*be still my heart*

"Re-gifting" is always a good thing, I would ADORE photoshop CS3. It's much updated from my current version. ;)

I'm an aspiring graphic designer myself, (flibbypie.blogspot.com, my website, www.flibbypie.com is under construction) and I'm quite sure this would be helpful and beneficial to my entrepreneurial endeavors.

Thanks for the giveaway!

flibbypie@yahoo.

Trish said...

Oh, I totally wan to win this! I have been using the free version of Photoshop Elements, but my 30 days have expired, and I am having withdrawals!

Wanda said...

I have just gotten my camera in the last few months....and both my daughters have too.
We would use this to jazz up our lives for sure!

On my blog....I'm giving away a cute camera case (3 to choose from). It is a homemade creation! But really cute!

Whitney said...

I would love to win this because I am fascinated(read:obsessed) with computer software that enhances photography!

Brooke said...

I'm a scrapbooker, and I have really wanted to start working with my photos for my pages. I'm also wanting to learn more about digital scrapbooking with how expensive all embellishments are. This would be great for me to get a start.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

please enter me! I'm always trying to create new things for my blog or whatnot and it's really hard to do that with paint or something! LOL i would love this.

-lauren

lauren51990 at aol dot com

Rebecca said...

This is EXACTLY the program my sister wants - she's just starting out doing family and wedding photograhy. She would LOVE this for Christmas and I would LOVE to be able to give it to her!!!

A jumbled mess said...

I would love to win this! I have Photoshop Elements but CS3 has so much more to offer!

the schros said...

I'm coming back tomorrow! thanks for the regifting!

The Small Family said...

My current version (CS) keeps locking up my computer. I guess my computer and Vista are not compatible with it. It's very frustrating when you're trying to create a scrapbook page. I would love a newer version! Thanks for the chance to win.

Jennifer Small
fourtallsmalls@gmail.com

amber said...

Oh my god, thank you sooo much for this contest!! I am a huge web design geek, and love Photoshop and everything that Adobe comes out with. I have Photoshop 7.0, but I heard that CS is AMAZING, and I've wanted it for a long time now. I would be so thrilled. Thank you for the opportunity!!!

This is my favorite contest on Bloggy Giveaway, I'm so excited that I found this!!

shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

Melissa M (Lagaz) said...

I would love this!!! I do alot of Art (mural designs, card designs, etc.) on my computer, and Adobe is my favoritest of programs. I'm hoping to get a pen/tablet for Christmas, and this would be the icing on the cake!

Please check out my blog, I'm hosting a giveaway also. It's for a sterling silver Pearl ring and 2 Artist Trading Cards. Internationals welcome!

lagazdesigns AT mts DOT net

two hippos said...

this would be so helpful for making my photos of the crafts I make better.

The Robbins said...

Wow. I have always wanted to purchase photoshop software, but never have cause I don't have the extra cash. I have two beautiful children, and thousands of cute pictures...combine that with Photoshop and I can be satisfied in so many ways. Thank you!

EllyBean said...

Okay... I about fell out of my chair when I saw this give away! I think I scared my five month old daughter...lol... OOPS!

I would love to have this because I am a free lance SAHM graphic designer. I currently have AI 3 but have been wanting Photo Shop CS3 as I dont' have any version of the program. I know this would help me expand myself and my business in so many more ways... so I hope I win!


ellybean@connected2christ.com

Amy said...

HOLY COW!!! I'd LOVE to win this! I am passionate about photography, and need the way to make my photos even better!

amyandjeffmartinez{at}yahoo{dot}com

kelsy said...

OMG!!! what an awesome give away!!!! i would love to win this b/c i am a HUGE wanna be graphic designer and photographer!! i hope to one day be able to work from home so i can be there for my two beautiful babies!!!

thank you for doing this!!! you are going to make some very lucky person very very happy!!!

kelsy
kkelsyy@gmail.com

Christine said...

This is a great giveaway and I would love to win this one. My version of PS is sooo old, I could use an upgrade! Seriously!

Thanks!

Marilyn - A Mixed Bouquet said...

Okay, I have another good reason. I will soon be opening an Etsy shop. I have photographed my bracelets, but need to change the backgrounds. Not working in Publisher! :D

Sarah / Chauncey said...

Hi - it's very cool of you to give this away! I would like to win this because I need something good to happen to balance the negativism created by the IRS taking all my bank accounts to zero. Did you know they could do that? They THINK I owe them money but we went through this already and my accountant proved THEY owe ME money. But since IRS stands for Ignorant Reckless Screwballs, they took ALL my money anyway. And here is the scary part -- their computers don't show anything about any tax levy. My BANK has the proof that the IRS issued a tax levy. The IRS lady said, "Oh, that was just yesterday (when my money disappeared) - we wouldn't have that on our computer yet." Our Government in action. Anyway, winning this software would make me feel like there is some balance in the world.

Cheers!
littlemelch@gmail.com

The Downtown Boutique said...

Oh my goodness! I have been wanting this for some time now. I have been doing some "design" work to help supplement my husband's income so that I can be a stay at home mom. We have a teenager, and we are in the process of adopting a toddler who has been with us since May.

This would really increase my capabilities in the area of design, so I would LOVE to win it. It doesn't bother me one bit that it is "regifted"! :-)

Thank you.

Mommie Daze said...

I would love to have this. My version of Photoshop is at least five years old.

david_colleen@mei.net

Julie Marie said...

I would like to give it to my mom, because she is using photoshop elements, and every time she asks me for help by email or phone, I have no idea, because I use photoshop

Karen said...

Oh wow, I would love to win this!

I'm a website designer and I'm still using PS Elements - an educational version! I LIVE for Photoshop!

Thank you for the opportunity!

Write From Karen

Kerri said...

I am just starting to learn how to "play" with photos and am using a low grade photo type software. It would be great to have something so great and learn with a more professional software.

VW said...

I would love this. My sister got me hooked on 'digital scrapbooking' but to do it right requires a good photoshop software. Yaa... this would be perfect!

erika~ the inspired mama said...

what a fabulously generous giveaway!!! i am still in the dark ages and have never played with photoshop!! i would be thrilled to win! i blog and have an online business so i am sure it would come in super handy :)

thanks for the opportunity!

xo,
erika

The Chatty Housewife said...

I would love to have this because I really want to learn to use it, without having to shell out the big bucks. I blog and I also make cards, so it would be so helpful! Thanks for the chance to win! chattyhousewife(at)blogspot.com

Bridget said...

I love photography and went to school for graphic design for a while. I don't own photoshop! I have been trying to save up, but just can't do it! This is the best giveaway EVER!
Thank you,
Bridget
mamabellyblog@hotmail.com

Aubrey said...

I have been wanting to get photoshop for a long time now. I love to take digital photos but only have a free program to edit them with, and it just doesn{t give me enough control. And i{m reading your blog on a missions trip to Honduras, which should count for something. And also will give me lots of photos to edit. For which I need photoshop. Thanks for the great giveaway! My email is aubreytell at yahoo dot com.

Nap Warden said...

OMG...let me pick myself up off the floor!!!

I am a complete Photoshop junkie. Yes, I have Photoshop CS, and I use it every day. I would love to move up to CS3!

I deserve to win because I worship at the altar of Photoshop!

Rest assured, I will be back tom:)

InnaC said...

Oh, man, I'd love to win that! I'd use it for editing our pictures - I use granpa PS6.

BreezieGirl said...

I've been using PhotoShop Elements for years, I'd love the chance to learn on "real" PhotoShop and see how far it can take me.

bleach226 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Kelly said...

I would love to win this to try out digital scrapbooking. I would also like to edit pictures, since I just love to photograph events to scrapbook. Thanks for a great give-away.

gentzkelly at hotmail dot com

kris10dale said...

Wow - what a great givaway!! I need this becuase the version that I have is Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0!!! haha Yes - it's that old. I need an upgrade! :)

krispiks@aol.com

marissa said...

oh I would love this, we have a super old hand me down photoshop

Deanne said...

If I won, I would give it to my mother (maybe for Christmas). The only photo editing program she has came with her digital camera and she can't use it the way she'd like, so she ends up emailing me her pictures so I can edit them for her, then I email it back. *sigh* We both need for her to have it! :) (oh, and I don't mind one little bit if it was once used....phooey on brand new stuff, I'm not proud!) :)

Hannah said...

Wow. I would love to win this! I have been enjoying learning Photoshop, but I have been using an older version. It is hard to find good tutorials and such, so it would be nice to upgrade. Thanks, Hannah (hannah@crownrep.com)

Roxy said...

Oh Photoshop the memories. I first got into this program in high school when I did yearbook for our school. It was fun warping the students school photos then quickly reverting them *hehe* Thanks for the chance to get creative again. Hopefully not too many of my friends will ask me to make them smaller in their pics again! LOL

Jawan said...

I don't remember what number of entry I'm on. I've lost count. However, PhotoShop would do me a world of good for this brain of mine. Thanks for the offer.

crystal said...

I have been so excited to try Photoshop. I actually use to go around and ask people if they ever have "photoshopped"
I know i will be a quick learner and want to use it for my husbands band and jewelry making:)

cyclona66@aol.com

Alaina F said...

Actually I am entering in hopes to win for my friend. She is such a skilled designer and what she can do with PSP is unbelievable to me- if she had Photoshop I can't imagine what she'd be able to create!
alaina at dinkerandgiggles dot com

Coloradolady said...

I really want to win so I can follow along with PW and improve my photos to hopefully mirror some of her skills.

smelkoski at yahoo dot com

Robin said...

Oh wow. I desperately want Photoshop. I upgraded to a DSLR last year and have found a real passion for serious photography, but my little freebie download of Picasa is just not up to the task. I can't take things to the next level without getting serious, which means getting Photoshop.

AMAZING giveaway!

Sarah / Chauncey said...

Good morning - a new day, a new comment, a new chance to win. The second reason I'm hoping to win this package is that my wanna-be web design business is still on CS2 and that's OK but I would love this upgrade to do better/more with graphics, and do it more efficiently than I am now. I don't need the entire CSX suite, just PhotoShop and Dreamweaver. I can afford Dreamweaver alone...

Thanks
littlemelch at gmail dot come

LeAnna said...

#8
Three more days...three more days...
flowers7886 at yahoo dot com

Shana said...

I would love to to win this because, I take tons of pictures, I MEAN TONS! :o) This would be great for me!

sis0321{@}hotmail(.)com

Hollye said...

This is an AWESOME giveaway! Why do I want Photoshop? I am a scrapbooker and I take a TON of photos. I've been using an older version of PSE to do stuff, but I really want PS. I love doing creative things with my photos and would like to start doing some digital scrapbooking as well!

hollyecross@comcast.net

Stacy said...

Wow, I have always wanted photoshop.

hetz-junk(at)hotmail(dot)com

Stitchblade said...

I totally forgot about the YOU CAN ENTER DAILY PART! SO here I am again and I still really want this to help grow my business.

Bejeweled said...

You are the sweetest most benevolent soul ever! To give away what must be every person's dream to own but that so many, esp. now in these financial times, can never even dare to dream to own.

Why do I want this? As an artist, I can't remember a time I didn't want Photoshop, but everything else has always taken precedence. Yes, please enter me in your fantastically magical giveaway!!

enquiry[at]jeweledonline[dot]com

ktjrdn said...

I love to do digital scrapbooking and take tons of pictures. Please enter me. Thanks

Dee said...

I take TONS of pictures! I got my rebel around Mothers day and have taken over 10,000 pictures already! Paper scrapbooking is getting insane and I would LOVE to start digital scrapbooking for my little man! Thanks for the chance!

dianne - bunny trails said...

#9 - I'm baaack. Cause I surely have been wanting this for just about ever. :D

Nicole said...

I had a trial copy of CS3, and I fell in love with it, it takes my photos to a whole new level. I cried when it expired on my computer. Then I installed it on my bf's computer, and it expired. I cried again. I'm sick of crying!! lol.

canole07 at yahoo dot com

Kimberly said...

I love doing digital scrapbooking and I love creating my own elements, backgrounds, papers and such and this would be PERFECT for what I want to do!

I have Paint Shop Pro but everyone I know in the digital scrapbook world ravs about CS3, so I would very much love to have this.

Thank you for an awesome giveaway!

HunnyV "at" Optonline "dot" net

Smiles Across Miles said...

I could put this to great use! I have just started a photo greeting card business and haven't yet wanted to put the money into buying this. It makes me so excited just to think about the designing I could do with this! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

Mudpies and Mary Janes said...

I would love this because I am just starting out with my website and I would like to be able to make new,seasonal graphics. I would also like to edit photos. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Bebemiqui said...

My hubby could use this for the projects he does for work.
bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

katie said...

I sure could use this! I would like to do some fun things with my kids pictures. I don't have this version or the newer one. Thanks!

Bridget said...

entry#2
I use an online photo editing site...upload...edit...download. It is anoying. Photoshop would rock!
Thanks,
Bridget
mamabellyblog@hotmail.com

Audra said...

Goodness the number of entries sure jumped overnight! so for Day #9 my reason- When I win this (ok if I win) I can share the love by re-gifting my Elements copy to someone else!

Brenda said...

I would love to mess around with some of my pictures but wouldn't even know where to start. Thanks for the giveaway!

Rene' said...

My 8 y/o son wants to learn Photoshop with me but we have an older version. I love his enthusiasm for photography and graphics. The sooner we can get a good version the sooner he can become a Photoshop pro! ;o) Thank you and beautiful blog by the way, I love your tag line!

Huguette E. said...

I would love to win this and give it to my daughter for Christmas. She love using these kind of programs to design / change pictures and is really good at it.

Sierra said...

Another reason for me: I edit photos for my job as a newspaper editor, so this would have a professional benefit to me as well! In this economy, it is great to offer anything more to your job that you can! :)

the schros said...

oh pick me pick me katelynthames AT yahoo DOT com

Earthmama said...

Wow! I would love to win as I have nothing "Photoshoppy" at all. This would be like suddenly striking a goldmine LOL! Oh the fun things I could do...

PennyWise Taximom said...

What a giveaway, I would love to win this for my daughter, as she is in high school and is interested in web design and she creates books, etc and I would love to give this to her as part of her Christmas, but right now it's out of the question budget wise.

mdhils@gwise.com

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