Saturday, October 1, 2011

Mingle magazine give away

Stampington & Company has generously sent me a copy of their new magazine

to give away here on my blog.

........ courtesy of Stampington & Company

The much-anticipated premiere issue of Mingle is finally here! Readers will delight in all the fun and unique ideas for gathering and celebrating we've put together. From a Thankful for Friends party thrown in the woods to extraordinary tips for hosting exceptional gatherings with a creative flair, we’re hoping to inspire you to find more reasons and ways to celebrate. This issue also explores two intimate artistic retreats – Pen & Paper: A Be Present Retreat and Do What You Love. There’s so much eye candy in this issue, you won’t want to miss it.

Since Stampington has gifted me with 2 issues

1 for me and 1 for you

I'm going to peruse my issue and give a short review

then give away both issues, including mine, slightly thumbed through.

2 winners will be announced

on Saturday October 22

So, if you would like to win this issue for yourself

leave a comment below

and maybe an entertaining idea too!

Congratulations to the winners,

to live inspired & rita

please email your mailing addresses !


  1. Oh no I am in trouble....I love all the Stampinton publications. Looking forward to your giveaway.


  2. Oh yes, please enter me in your lovely giveaway! Hmmmm... an entertaining idea, huh? I bought a pretty tin caddy not long ago and have stocked it with pretty paper products and sturdy plasticware. That way, if unexpected company comes and I do not care to deal with dishes, I just pull my handy caddy out of the cabinet and everything is ready to go. My guests think that I staged it all for them not knowing it is my emergency go-to.

  3. That looks like fun! There really can't be enough 'shelter' magazines for me, I just love 'em. Look forward to seeing you at this weekend's So Cal party... too bad they are having lunch so late tho, i have to leave by 3... but the swag walk will be fun!

  4. Please enter me in your giveaway, yea!!!! As for a entertaining idea, well I love to decorate my table in the fall time with a orange or white pumpkins vases. Cut the a hole in the top of a pumpkin like you are going to carve it, take out all seed, do not cut a face in the pumpkin, fill it with florist foam and arrange some flowers in the pumpkin and add water. You can also use the small little pumpkins for place settings for each guest, I like to paint a nice rectangle with chalkboard paint and then write my guest names on their very own pumpkin, they can take it home as a party gift.
    Hope you enjoy this little idea!!

  5. I love magazines! I rarely entertain, except for family holidays, but I work at a hospice and am responsible for many social events, retreats and gatherings throughout the year. I need new ideas badly, so this sound perfect!

  6. Just want to thank you for stopping by at my page. I love the theme of your blog :)

  7. This magazine sounds great! I love stampington publications! For an entertaining idea I would say make it so your food and entertainment is not so fussy that you don't get to have fun as well.

  8. I love to MINGLE! Thank you Paulette for sharing your copy too. My way of entertaining is actually only with food. I can seem to be able to follow a team for any holiday or occasion. My only team is FOOD. I imagine a whole barn table covered with grape leaf and serving cheeses, olive, fresh baked bread and VINO! Salute....I hope to win a copy of Mingle. Ciao Rita

  9. Love this magazine! Btw, I'm also attending the Socal Social this Saturday. So excited to meet you all :)

  10. A new Stampington very exciting. An entertaining idea is to take a handmade potato basket that I picked up in Maine several years ago and fill it full of various back issues of Stampington magazines. I put this in the guest room and get raves from those who have never seen the wonderful publications. For the fall I also took a table cloth size piece of muslin and randomly hand painted fall colors and used various leaf stamps and types of paint to embellish it. I used gesso to adhere real leaves of various shapes and sizes. The finished cloth makes a beautiful table cloth or table runner. I'm self taught but owe all my inspiration and new found skills to Stampington publications. It's like having an art school in every issue. If I don't win a copy of Mingle I will try and locate it. It's unfortunate that these publications are hard to find in our area.

  11. I LOVE magazines ... especially free ones!

    Thanks for sharing. I hope to see you On Saturday.


  12. I am not single but very ready to mingle. I mean meeting more friends and entertaining them. As for an entertaining idea, I remember my friends and I meet for an afternoon tea, with theme of laces and hats! The ladies had fun showing-off their lovely, colorful dainty hats! Then we get to vote. Who has best hat and wins the prize!
    I am not lucky at winning but I wish I could get this exciting prize!!!
    Have a good weekend!


  13. How delightful!! I'm addicted to the "party plan" blogs and this looks amazing. My daughter turned 17 yesterday and we'll have a shin-dig for about 20 here tonight. Going to make "S-more" pops with marshmallows, melted choc, and crushed graham crackers on sucker sticks! The take-away is a s'more kit made with ghost peeps!! Thanks for the chance to win and meet you, I came through OC Cottage.

  14. Gotta love a mag with a name like "MINGLE" Count me in...and new follow too! Was nice meeting you today at the SoCal Social! POP ART MINIS

  15. it was so nice to meet you at the SoCal social yesterday --- i love the screenshots of the magazine you provided!! fun! -- entertaining idea: find a theme, whether a few colors, a shape or style and stick with it. it creates cohesion throughout the party and makes it easier to focus the design.

  16. Enjoyed your ceramic rose experiments and your paint experiments. So neat! Also liked the decorated pink shoes--pure extravagance!
    best, nadia

  17. Paulette!!! I won! I just found out from Jenelle. Your blog post didn't pop up on my dashboard. Great surprise! I hope we can Mingle soon, come on down. Grazie Rita

  18. Congrats! I would love to win a copy! They are my most fave and treasured mags!