it won’t keep me down. {prize}

I allowed myself an hour or so of pity party today, as I should right now be enjoying the company of one Stephenieย Hamen + Fiskars team in Madison, WI and NOT sitting here in bed hacking, sneezing, and other assorted unpleasant flu business. Yes,ย  I should have been on a plane this morning and YES it makes me steaming mad that this flu wouldn’t be kicked (this is day 5!!!) in time.

Ah but that’s beyond my control, and I’ll be able to visitย Fiskars at a future date I’m assured. So instead of moping and more unpleasant attitude from me, I’ve got a give away. A FISKARS give away that’s pretty dang HUGE….


I thought skull scissors were appropriate, with Halloween approaching and all. If you’d like to be entered – just leave a comment on this post. I’ll draw a winner at the end of the week.

We’re hanging in there – still very sick and some fevers – but we’re gonna beat this thing down. I’ll be doing so with a smile and a positive attitude, by golly! I hope to have some interesting blog posts, a kit give away, more class info, and soooo much more ready for you very soon…

– May

122 thoughts on “it won’t keep me down. {prize}”

  1. WOW!! What a giveaway! All items I don’t have.

    Feel Better May! The flu is stinky! I got a flu shot this year for the seasonal flu, but I typically catch everything so I’m just crossing my fingers and hoping for the best!

    Take Care!


  2. Hope you feel better soon. Pity party here, too. Morning sickness+head cold…which means I can’t take anything for it! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Stinks, but that’s life sometimes.

    Sincerely wishing you a lovely afternoon/evening.

  3. So sad to hear that your in bed with the flu. That really sucks. I know the feeling. Try drinking hot water with lemon in it for a non-medical throat ease. Hope you feel better really soon.

  4. I Love love love the skull scissors! It’d be awesome to have a pair. Hope you feel better really soon and sorry you had to miss your Fiskars team meeting.

  5. Holy scrap, those scissors are awesome! So are the punches…okay, it’s all awesome! Except for the part about you being sick. That’s not awesome. I hope it goes away soon!

  6. What a giveaway!!! Thanks for sharing!

    I’m so hoping that you all feel better soon! This flu is a butt-kicker!

  7. how crappy for you! Go ahead and indulge in your party! It’s your party! But what a cool load of prizes! please!

  8. Oh May, I so feel your pain ! The whole family has had the dreaded flu and now mine has moved into my chest and I do believe it’s bronchitis. It’s awful really!

    I’m so sorry you weren’t able to meet with Steph and Fiskars but it’s something to look forward to in the future!

    I would so love to have those punches and scissors ! I don’t have any of them ! Woo hoo..what a ginormously generous giveaway !

    Feel Fantastic Flaum Family & Fast !

  9. Oh yuck, Hope you feel better and hope you can hang out with Steph and the other Fiskars gals soon.

  10. I will assume that you have the H1N1 and I’m trying to find a way to make you feel better…how about this: you won’t need the vaccine..and you’ll never get this disease again. Does that help? (and maybe you are too sick to eat all the Halloween candy?)…just trying to find the bright side. I wish I could send you some chicken soup. Take care!

  11. So sorry the sickies have got you down. It is just way too early for this flu season business!! I hope you can enjoy a Fiskars trip soon. Would love the chance to give those goodies a new home. Thanks!

  12. So, so sorry about the sickness and the missed trip. Stinks. It’s usually less disappointing with time, but it still stinks.

    Lots of well wishes for a speedy recovery.

  13. Sorry you missed your trip! I hope you and your family are feeling better soon! What an awesome give-a-way! You will definitely have one of your blog readers feeling better! (hopefully me! LOL) Thanks for a chance to win.

    Sorry to say, Madison is very nice this time of year (my hometown-go badgers!). Luckily, it is also pretty in the winter. and spring. and summer. So you are safe whenever you get there. Feel better!

  15. ohhh Mae…I hope you get to feeling better soon….bless your heart…I’m keeping you in my prayers…
    I have looked high and low for a couple of those border-corner punches…should have known you would have them in your Stash! LOL…

  16. I’m really sorry that you are so sick and missed your trip. I hope you are better soon.

    The prize is wonderful.

  17. Very cool giveaway – Fiskars tools’ are among the best. Just keeping thinking ahead and try and remember how good you will feel when you are over this bug and can scrap about your family’s own special brand of nursing! See there’s a bright side coming.

  18. oohh ..know how you feel we already had it here 2 weeks ago..and the worst part is watching our babies go through it..especially the high fevers that come with it..Hope you all feel better soon!!

  19. So sorry to hear that you are feeling down still. Hoping that soon you will be up and on the go again. what a wonderful prize giveaway. Love all of those Fiskars products. I would so love to have some of the border punches. Here is hoping to a speedy and quick recovery.

  20. So I’m lusting after that wave border punch (how sad is that, BTW, that that’s what I lust after these days, LOL!) – but it’s okay with me if you choose someone else for this giveaway. I don’t want to appear greedy – and I’ll tell ya my ears perked up at the mention of a kit giveaway!

    I feel so badly that you’re missing your fun Fiskars frolic, even though yes, there will be others in future. I’m sure they’ll miss you every bit as much as you miss being there.

    Bring that class on, sister – I can hardly wait! Meanwhile, I’m sending big cyber hugs and well wishes your way; hope you feel better soon!

  21. I have been wanting those scissors with the skulls since they were released! Who doesnt love Fiskers or May Flaum? I know I do!! 8) Thanks for the giveaway and I hope you are better soon. I know the flu is BAD stuff!

  22. BOO … that stinks! Sorry you’re still sick. ๐Ÿ™ So sweet of you to share the Fiskars love – those scissors are fabulous!

  23. fiskars will still be there next time – bummer though! thanks for this awesome giveaway. hope you feel better? are you catching up on dvr? netflix? world news?

  24. That’s the pits! I’m sorry your unwell, and that you had to miss some good times with the Fiskars team meeting ๐Ÿ™
    BOO for the Flu!!
    Get well!!

  25. I am sorry you are sick and missed the fun trip. The flu went through our house last week but we were lucky and didn’t suffer too bad. We did get a bit stir crazy though since we were confined to the house for a week.

  26. Hang in there, May! Day 5 of the flu I was still feeling bad too. Yesterday was a killer I had missed 6 consecutive work days…I needed a nap by mid day.

    thanks for the chance on the prize pack…totally awesome.

  27. Hope you start feeling better soon. Take care of yourself and your family. Thanks for the chance to win the great goodies.

  28. Holy Moly! That is one big giveaway. Thanks for the chance.
    So sorry, that you had to miss your trip to WI ๐Ÿ™
    I hope you & your family start feeling better real soon

  29. Hope you’re feeling better soon! We’ve got kits to talk @ Big Picture;0). Can’t wait. I joined the first kit class, ordered me a bunch of kits from SCalico, and now I have a glut and need to get my creative juices flowin’. blessings,

  30. yep, we are going through it too. i am steaming mad, i have a little boy that needs to have his bday party Friday and things aren’t looking so great. :O( *sigh*
    i am loving the skull scissors, they are bad to the bone. :O) feel better soon!

  31. May, I hope you don’t have thw swine flu and its just the seasonal flu. Its hard to be sick with little one’s I’m sure. I hope you’ll be filling better soon. good luck

  32. Oh NO May that is SAD and TERRIBLE that you didnt get to go to Fiskars and play!! Sorry to hear that but how sweet of you to include us all in a giveaway!! thanks for your kindness!!!

  33. I hope you’re feeling better real soon! I just recovered after being down with the flu for 8 days! I’m finally feeling like myself again. Ooh I love the skull scissors! Actually it’s all very cool!

  34. Hope you are feeling better very soon. We’ve got a class coming up! Great give away! Would love to win!

  35. This flu is a killer! Be careful or it will come back in a different form ๐Ÿ™ Rest, rest, rest! In the meantime though, keep up the give-aways ๐Ÿ™‚

  36. I hope you all get better soon. Take care of yourself and don’t push yourself too hard. Lovin’ all those border punches. All I have is the threading water (which I use all the time!) and I’d love to broaden my selection!

  37. Poor thing, it sucks to be sick and to miss what sounds like a fantastic trip. So sorry. But you are such a sweet gal to do a give away to make someone elses day.
    Thanks for the chance to win this great pile of Fiskar stuff.
    Hoping that you all feel better fast. Take care

  38. Seeing so many Fiskars tools in one place is pretty hard to comprehend! This is just so fantastic! You are so awesome!

    But I do hope that you’re feeling better soon. It does suck big time to be sick in the first place, never mind even missing a big event because of it!

  39. Oh May…sincerely hope that you feel better real soon. I know that it’s no fun being sick especially when you have to miss an important event that you really wanted to go to. What a fantastic giveaway!! Truly have my fingers crossed on this one!! Hang in there.

  40. oh la la! Fab giveaway! No fun with the flu….I hope you and your little ones get well soon….Sorry to hear about missing out on your trip!

  41. Being sick is no fun – I hope you are dosing up on lemon and honey drinks. I also hope you feel better soon.
    Its a shame you could not make it to catch up at Fiskars.
    Thanks for the chance to win this great package.

  42. So sorry to hear you are missing out, but hope you feel better soon…!!!

    I really know that awesome prize, wants to make it’s way to South Africa and hang out with the Big 5 animals…


  43. So very sorry that the flu has invaded your home. No fun. And really sorry that you had to miss the trip today. That would rate a very big pity party, except that it takes too much energy. How did you come up with such a super give away when you aren’t feeling well at all? BTW you have made me a super fan of Fiskars – I have a very long blue and orange wish list. Get well SOON!

  44. Sorry to hear about the flu – we’re all sick with it here too on the East Coast. What a great giveaway- I’m so into punches right now. Thanks for the chance.

  45. Aww, sorry you’re so sick and had to miss the get together. Feel better soon!

    ps. Those skull scissors rock!

  46. I am so sorry you missed out on a fab time!
    Feel better soon–just spray the Fiskers prize with lysol (or another sanitizer) before you mail it to me (I don’t want to get sick…lol)! No really, thanks for the chance to win a great prize pack!

  47. Hope you and your family start feeling better soon! Thanks so much for the opportunity at this great giveaway!

  48. Wow-day 5-hope you all feel better soon. What an awesome giveaway–totally impressed that you can even think of that while so ill! This one looks so exciting! Thank you for the chance to win!

  49. I hope you are feeling better soon. There is so much junk going around right now. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  50. I hope you feel better soon. I just got the flu and the swine flu shot last week. I still have a cough.

    Awesome giveaway! Thanks for the chance.:)

  51. Hope you have a speedy recovery and that all is well with your family. Those giveway of yours are killers. Well I don’t mean that the scissors will do harm. lol. I mean the prizes are fantatsic! Oh no not fantasic but FLAUMTASTIC!!! Really, I hope you get well soon. I was sick 2 weeks back with some serious flu bug going around in the office. So thankful to be well again.

  52. LOVE those Skull scissors. Also those combo punches are cool!!

    Hope you feel better. My little person had the flu and it was NO fun to watch!!!!!!!

  53. Oh I am sooooo sorry that you are still sick. Take care and be kind to yourself.

    Thanks for the give away opportunity.


  54. I am sorry you are sick and missed your trip. If giving away blog candy can cure the flu you should be better in no time! Hope you feel better soon.

  55. My daughter is a fiskateer-Viji and she told me about this giveaway. She is always talking about it! I make cards…dont make scrapbooks really. I would love to win this. thankyou.

  56. OMG!!! OMG!!! Love all those punches! Sorry to hear that you missed your trip. I hope you feel better. Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

  57. so sorry you don’t get to hang with your good friend! I can imagine just how mad I would be if the flu kept me from Amy too. LOVE those combo punches, but haven’t found them around here yet.

  58. Man , I’m feeling your pain, May! Is it the dreaded piggy-version?
    That really sucks you didn’t get to go visit with Stephenie! Hope you get to catch up some other time.
    Oh, and that is one truly wonderfully generous prize!
    Xing my finger for anyone deserving to win it (and hoping it’s me ;-).)
    Best wishes for a faster recovery for you!

  59. May–I hope you feel better soon but you’re an inspiration with your positive attitude! Those skull scissors are wicked cool!!

  60. Hope you feel better soon. I know you would make me feel pretty good if you drew my name…Take care!


  61. Sorry you’re still sick, we passed something around but it was only a few days each… dh got it again and hoping it doesn’t make the rounds again. Love the goodies – and the Apron Lace border punch is awesome!!! Feel better soon!

  62. So sorry that the flu has you down…That is certainly going around these days. Feel better soon and thanks for the giveaway!!

  63. Sorry you’re feeling under the weather ๐Ÿ™ We’re battling sickness here too.

    Cool giveaway!

  64. Hope you’re soon on the mend – at least you have been able to give yourself some crafting tonic! Would love to win the giveaway – and if I did, would contribute towards the cost of postage all the way over here.

  65. Oh, it sucks when things don’t turn out like you want! But I gotta tell ya, those pirate scissors are totally fantastic! Not sure if I could even take ’em out of the package!
    Hope you’re feeling well soon! ๐Ÿ™‚

  66. Hope you start feeling better. Take care of yourself and keep up the positive attitude!!!

  67. The snowflake one for Christmas and then the hearts for Valentine’s, right around the corner… that would be w o n d e r f u l ! ! !

  68. So sorry to hear you missed your trip, get better soon. Hope giving away lots of Fiskats goodies brings the karma pixies your way ๐Ÿ˜‰ Kate

  69. Oh, I hope you feel better soon … love all the great Fiskars stuff you have to give away. Thanks for the chance to win!

  70. So sorry that you missed your fun trip! Also hate the flu that just lingers on and on… Hope you are back to normal very soon.

    (Your prize giveaway is amazing!)

  71. Hope you get to feeling better!! These are all great products and I would love to win! Thanks for the opportunity.

  72. I’m new to your blog, just found it on Scrapbook Update.

    I’m so sorry to hear you have the flu, seems like it’s rampant all over the US now.

    I totally love Fiskars punches and products. When buying scrapbooking supplies, I only buy stuff that I can use over and over again, like punches and tools. Money is tight for me and I scrap mainly with leftovers from family scrapbookers or friends.

    I plan on visiting your blog from now on!

    Get well soon!

  73. So sorry to hear that you’re sick and missing a big Fiskars field trip. Being sick is bad enough, but missing anything Fiskars puts on is a major bummer. Hope you’re well soon.

  74. Praying you will be better soon and back up to full power!! (I love reading your blog!)

  75. I’m also new to your blog (got the link from Scrapbook Update in case you’re keeping track). I hope your feeling better – try eating some chicken soup (if you can keep it down)!

  76. OOOHHHH Look at all the Blog Candy! You know how I love Fiskars products! Love your blog May!

  77. Feel better – It took my household like over 7 days to kick the flu going around, so keep your head up it WILL PASS!! Chicken Noodle ALL the way!!

  78. Poor Baby! So sorry you are missing out on the fun this time, but you have a great attitude and that will get you far in life!
    Thank you for the chance at THE BEST Fiskars Giveaway!

  79. My daughter and I have been out most of the week too. We’re both now feeling a little better getting back in to our daily routine. I hope you feel better soon and thanks for the chance to win such an awesome package of goodies.

  80. Whoo Hooo! How exciting to be able to win an online class regarding kits. I have waaaayyyy to many unopened kits and need to ‘use what I have.’ It would make my DH very happy that I am using ‘My supply stash that cannot be named.”

    Thank you again!


  81. May, you are just too kind !! What wonderful goodies. Hope you are on the road to recovery and feel better soon. Fingers crossed that no-one else in the family gets it.

  82. Hi May,
    I am new to your blog so it is a fun WONDERLAND for me to explore this morning! You have such sunshine in your posts– I am so sorry to read that you are not feeling sunshine in your head & body. Peppermint tea is light and refreshing, and comforting too when you have the flu. Thanks for putting a prize kit together to lift someone else’s spirits when you feel like.,…. crap! Get well soon!!!

  83. Hi May!
    Hope you feel better soon, this flu season is just nasty!
    Although I’ve just started following your blog….I love everything I see…thanks for sharing all your beautiful ideas!

    I’m sure a little candy will cheer you up…Happy Halloween!

  84. Glad to hear you’re on the mend and hope the class goes well. Have fun with the girls trick-or-treating!

  85. So sorry you are still sick (hopefully three days after this post you are better). Hope you make it to beautiful Madison, WI, soon.

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