Giveaway: A Sizzix Big Shot Value Pack!

I’m super thrilled to share that this giveaway is for a Sizzix Big Shot Value Pack!  Woo hoo!  Not only does the value pack include the versatile and portable Big Shot die cutting and embossing machine, it also includes assortment of dies and embossing folders!  This prize is worth hundreds of dollars, and is the biggest prize I’ve given away yet.  Please join me in thanking Sizzix for donating it!  :]

I’m super excited to be offering this prize – particularly as we near the holidays.  If you don’t have this machine, you’ll LOVE it. And if you already have one, this Big Shot Value Pack would make an incredible gift for your favorite crafter!

The Prize

One lucky winner will receive a Big Shot Value Pack.  The retail value of this value pack is over $300, and it can currently be purchased for $139.99 on as part of a special sale/promotion!

The Big Shot Value Pack includes the following:

Sizzix Big Shot Machine
Originals Tags Die
Sizzlits Decorative Strip Flowers Die
Movers & Shapers XL Card Die Set
Extended Cutting Pads
Textured Impressions Embossing Folders – 4 Pack, Summer Set
Originals Arrows #2 Die
Sizzlits Transportation Die Set – 3 Pack
Textured Impressions Embossing Folders – 2 pack, Flower Vine & Twizzle Set
Textured Impressions Embossing Folders – 2 pack, Birds & Flowers Set
Embosslits Jeweled Tassel Die
Framelits Message Frames with Stamps Die Set

More on The Big Shot

As you may know, I was lucky enough to receive this same bundle, and have shared some related posts here on my blog.


For an overview on the machine, and the variety of materials it can cut, please click here.


To see a post about the Washi Tape Tags I made using my Big Shot, please click here.


To see a post about the custom greeting cards I made using my Big Shot, please click here.

Video, Too!

To see a Sizzix Video about the Big Shot Machine, please click here.


How to Enter

One winner will be chosen at random, and they will receive the Big Shot Value Pack described above.

To enter the giveaway:
1. Subscribe to my blog, if you haven’t already
2. Take a peek at my book, An Altered Existence, on :]
3. Leave a comment on this post

You must subscribe to my blog, confirm your subscription, and complete all steps of your entry by Monday, November 18th to be eligible for the giveaway.

The winner will be announced on Tuesday, November 19, 2013.
This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

Good luck!

Warm regards,

*The fab folks at Sizzix have donated this Big Shot Value Pack.  I will be paying for shipping.

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  1. Posted November 5, 2013 at 6:25 am by Teri | Permalink

    Wow! What a great giveaway! Hope I win!!!

  2. Posted November 5, 2013 at 6:34 am by Amanda Cunningham | Permalink

    Oh my goodness you were not kidding about this giveaway. I follow you anywhere, shamelessly promoted your awesome book and would do just about anything for you. Hugs!!!

  3. Posted November 5, 2013 at 7:05 am by Sherri | Permalink

    Amazing prize! I’ve been wanting to get a cutter for a while but haven’t had the extra $$ to do so quite yet.

    Your book looks very interesting. I have saved it on my wish list and plan to read it next… I’m just about done with the current book.

  4. Posted November 5, 2013 at 7:29 am by Dave M. | Permalink
  5. Posted November 5, 2013 at 9:04 am by Ellie | Permalink

    Wow! This really is a great giveaway! You weren’t kidding.

    Crossing my fingers for some good luck.

  6. Posted November 5, 2013 at 9:07 am by Ariella fiore | Permalink

    I love your blog and your book! 🙂 very, very cool prize! I hope you get a bazillion new fans, you deserve them!!

  7. Posted November 5, 2013 at 9:49 am by Jackie | Permalink

    Hi Melody! Congratulations on your book. Stephanie sent me a postcard with the cover and it’s on my wish list. This is a wonderful prize package, thank you for the chance to win it!

  8. Posted November 5, 2013 at 9:58 am by Denise P | Permalink

    Once again your generosity astounds me. Thanks for making the wonderful offer of this prize. And as to your book…well, I would just like to my shoes off and tiptoe around in your head for a bit. It’s got to be an amazing place!
    Big hugs!

  9. Posted November 5, 2013 at 10:31 am by Katherine Regier | Permalink

    I would SO love to win this! Your book is great…. I’ve been enjoying reading it.

  10. Posted November 5, 2013 at 10:50 am by Jo Murray | Permalink

    I’m ineligible for this, being in Australia. Pity…but I wish you all luck. A GREAT giveaway.

  11. Posted November 5, 2013 at 11:33 am by Diane Chen | Permalink

    What a fantastic giveaway! You are so awesome!

  12. Posted November 5, 2013 at 11:56 am by Suzanne Vaughan | Permalink

    Thanks for the great giveaway and what an interesting book about cabinet cards (made me google it :))

  13. Posted November 5, 2013 at 12:11 pm by Alma | Permalink

    Wow! Awesome giveaway. I have your book on my Christmas wish list, which Vivian insisted I make. 🙂

  14. Posted November 5, 2013 at 12:34 pm by Darlene Armstrong | Permalink

    Melody, I have your wonderful book and believe I already am subscribed to your blog. Thank you for sharing this wonderful prize and for all the great work you are doing for the ARTS for children. darlene

  15. Posted November 5, 2013 at 3:18 pm by Karen | Permalink

    Wow, Melody, what a great giveaway. It would be great for art journaling, cards, most anything I can think of 🙂

  16. Posted November 5, 2013 at 3:47 pm by Barbara I. | Permalink

    Thanks to Sizzix and to you, dear Melody for this great giveaway! I am a subscriber to your blog and I have your awesome book as well. And I’m with Darlene — I think the work that you’re doing by teaching the kids art journaling is such a wonderful way to give to others. I’m sure that you’re making a real difference in the lives of those children!

  17. Posted November 5, 2013 at 6:05 pm by Barb | Permalink

    What a great company to donate this prize…and…what a great book.

  18. Posted November 6, 2013 at 12:28 am by Debbie | Permalink

    I love your book, Melody…I’m actually reading it again. I’m now subscribed to your blog, too…not sure why I didn’t do that sooner. Thanks to Sizzix for offering up such a marvelous prize…I could sure use a BigShot!

  19. Posted November 6, 2013 at 11:22 am by David | Permalink

    Amazing! Thanks for the opportunity to you and Sizzix

  20. Posted November 6, 2013 at 2:10 pm by Lesley L | Permalink

    Wow, thanks for offering such a wonderful giveaway. I’ve used Sizzix dies and quite like them. Would be awesome get get the big shot to go along with it.

  21. Posted November 6, 2013 at 8:54 pm by Beatrice | Permalink

    This looks amazing! Thanks for the opportunity to win. Crossing my fingers . . . 🙂

  22. Posted November 6, 2013 at 9:33 pm by Antonio R. | Permalink

    New to the site. Pretty cool.

  23. Posted November 6, 2013 at 10:53 pm by Mary Craft | Permalink

    What a wonderful prize! I very much enjoy your blog. Keep up the good work.

  24. Posted November 7, 2013 at 4:07 am by Scott Senior | Permalink

    Beautiful book! It’s on my Christmas list (wife won’t let me buy any more books until then…) Love what you did with the old photos. Well done.

  25. Posted November 7, 2013 at 11:21 am by Erna | Permalink

    Hallo! what a great GREAT give away! I am so grateful for that amazing Creative Tea Party that got us together! I will purchase your book ASAP! We should get together soon xoxo

  26. Posted November 7, 2013 at 4:32 pm by Meredith | Permalink

    I would absolutely love this big shot! Thank you for the chance to win!!!

  27. Posted November 7, 2013 at 4:55 pm by Elizabeth Parsons | Permalink

    What a great give away! Would love to win!

  28. Posted November 8, 2013 at 11:17 am by mayah | Permalink

    I LOVE the work you do with kids in the classroom! Thank you for introducing art to kids. Your book is great! I have a copy and took it to Santa Fe New Mexico with me for a week, reading a story every night I was there just before bed…had some interesting dreams, too! And a BIG THANK YOU to the SIZZEX folks for their donations of machines to the kids in the classrooms and for this give-away!

  29. Posted November 8, 2013 at 9:45 pm by Robin E. | Permalink

    Fabulous prizes – thanks Melody – hope I win!!!

  30. Posted November 9, 2013 at 4:29 am by Lissa | Permalink

    Congrats on the book!! Thanks for the giveaway

  31. Posted November 9, 2013 at 9:36 am by Sandy L | Permalink

    OMG – I want your book! It’s on my wishlist. What a great idea – to look at a photo of someone you know and write a store about him/her. I think it’s a bit like people watching in a mall. Great job! Thank you for the chance to win.

  32. Posted November 9, 2013 at 2:43 pm by Tanya | Permalink

    Fabulous giveaway! Your book is on my Christmas wishlist! Can’t wait to get my hands on it 🙂

  33. Posted November 9, 2013 at 4:22 pm by Patti V | Permalink

    Would love love love to win this!!! I <3 your book!!! its on my wishlist for Christmas!!!

  34. Posted November 9, 2013 at 7:20 pm by Jill Britt | Permalink

    This would be amazing! I am a freelance artist by profession and have been wanting one of these for eons! I sell a lot of cards during the holidays, I also hand make all of mine to send out to friends and families. This would be a wonderful addition to my crafting supplies!

  35. Posted November 9, 2013 at 11:55 pm by marybeth | Permalink

    I subscribed! I think I follow also so we should be all set on both fronts.

    Congrats on the book. I like that you included stories 🙂

  36. Posted November 10, 2013 at 11:50 am by Trish | Permalink

    I’d soooo love to win!!

  37. Posted November 10, 2013 at 5:13 pm by Karen Pruzansky | Permalink

    Hi Melody…..what an awesome giveaway! I am already subscribed to your blog… it! And I purchased and read your awesome book. Always looking forward to reading your blog and seeing what wonderful things you are up to and cooking/baking.—Karen

  38. Posted November 12, 2013 at 7:15 am by Jani Howe | Permalink

    Melody, your book sounds very interesting and I’m telling Santa about it! This Big Shot giveaway is awesome, thanks so much to the Sizzix folks for donating this super item. And thank YOU for the little tutorial on using the new goodie!

  39. Posted November 12, 2013 at 9:51 am by Dorothy Sobson | Permalink

    I cannot believe how talented you are! The book looks delightful. What a creative way to weave a story around a picture . I used to play a game where you would make up a story about passersby. Loads of fun.

  40. Posted November 12, 2013 at 10:21 pm by Myrta Harris | Permalink

    Thank you for all that you have done and continue to do for at risk children and the art community. You are a blessing to many and for that I am grateful to you. Also, thank you for the opportunity to win a prize on your blog.

  41. Posted November 14, 2013 at 9:57 am by Shannon | Permalink

    Such a wonderful opportunity! Thank you!

  42. Posted November 14, 2013 at 11:27 am by Lindsay Fekitoa | Permalink

    Subscribed and your book looks fabulous! Thanks!

  43. Posted November 14, 2013 at 11:33 am by jeanna ruiz | Permalink

    You are absolutely tallented and amazing. Your blog is by far one of my new favorites and it would be beyond the biggest blessing to win this giveaway. I have been looking for a good deal on one of these but with kids and my husband having the only income while i try to get my business off the ground it just has not happend. You are such a great personto do this giveaway and who ever wins is super lucky:)

  44. Posted November 14, 2013 at 11:36 am by Amy Wiser | Permalink

    This give a way is crazy awesome! Hope I win! It was so fun meeting you at creative tea time! Blessings, Amy

  45. Posted November 14, 2013 at 1:03 pm by Mia Lewis | Permalink

    Melody the giveaway is awesome, but your creativity is amazing. I wish you the best of luck in all of your ventures and I thank you for taking an interest in the at risk group that you teach. Our youth need creative leaders to guide them.

  46. Posted November 14, 2013 at 1:17 pm by Joy | Permalink

    What an amazing prize!! This machine sounds amazing!!

  47. Posted November 14, 2013 at 2:09 pm by Robyn Crank | Permalink

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway opportunity!

  48. Posted November 14, 2013 at 2:26 pm by Tim M | Permalink

    Cool blog. Cool book. Cool prize.

  49. Posted November 14, 2013 at 2:46 pm by Vicki Varela | Permalink

    Love your blogs and can’t wait to get the book. I would love to win! My grandkids, friends and I love to make cards and craft. You go girl.

  50. Posted November 14, 2013 at 2:47 pm by Vicki Varela | Permalink

    Would love all that for making card, etc. with gkids and friends.

  51. Posted November 14, 2013 at 2:52 pm by Ashley Medina | Permalink

    Love this giveaway!!! And the book looks awesome!! I’ve been eyeing one if these for so long! Winning would be amazing!!!

  52. Posted November 14, 2013 at 3:10 pm by Whitney | Permalink

    What an amazing giveaway! I’ve been wanting one if these for a long time!

  53. Posted November 14, 2013 at 4:37 pm by Agatha Wallen | Permalink

    I had a sizzix machine a few years back but donated it and all the die cuts. I was taking care of my mother at the time and had a newborn with medical issues, so I knew I would not be getting any use out if it for a long time. I’m glad it went to a teacher that could make good use of it. Now 6 years later I am now back into crafting and would love to bring a sizzix machine back into my crafting life. Thank you for this awesome opportunity.

  54. Posted November 15, 2013 at 6:32 am by mary jane | Permalink

    this is a sweet giveaway!

  55. Posted November 15, 2013 at 1:56 pm by ROBIN JONES | Permalink

    Love your ideas!

  56. Posted November 17, 2013 at 9:03 pm by Audra | Permalink

    Hi Melody, this is such a great giveaway! I would love to own this! I just followed your blog via flipboard rss and checked out your book. I’m so glad I saw the giveway also because it also allowed me to see the follow up on the art journaling classes. I’m so glad to see all of it go to good use!

  57. Posted November 18, 2013 at 12:14 pm by Tanya P. | Permalink

    Awesome giveaway! Thank you for the chance

  58. Posted November 18, 2013 at 12:39 pm by Amanda s | Permalink

    What an amazing giveaway! Thank you!