Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Home Goods giveaway!

This giveaway has officially ended. Thank-you for your wonderful comments! 

Congrats, Polly from Make Mine Beautiful! 

(name was redrawn as I couldn't reach original winner)


One of my very favorite memories as a child on Christmas was running up to the tree first thing in the morning and seeing all that long sparkly tinsel and huge colourful glass lights with those big metal reflectors.

For they held the promise to a very exciting day filled with ....presents. :)

I still remember getting Chrissy, which I still have,

and Tippy Toes. 

Oh! And those cute Liddle Kiddles!! 

I still have my EasyBake Oven too. :)

It's so fun to think back during those days gone by, isn't it? And now we get to create those types of memories in just a few short days!

Do you have room for one more present and memory?

I have in my hands a Home Goods $50 gift certificate.

And it needs to go to a happy American shopper!


~ Anyone can enter to win!  ~

Just promise to send it to your favorite American friend that lives near a Home Goods if you aren't one and you win, ok?

 Tell me what you loved most about Christmas when you were a kiddo and you're in!

Winner will be deemed for the Christmas Story SNS, Fri, Dec 31st.

Merry Christmas, and good luck!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Check out my fav things - with some specials attached!

"Dear Santa,

I totally adore all of the following things. 

I've been a good girl too!

So.. how about it? I rust up your sleigh in exchange for a few of my most favorite things below?

Hello? Helloooo..... 

oh oh..."

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Not everyone is a rust lover, I admit. But did you know I had the potential to fall in love with some non rusty trinkets too?

I recently took a stroll through my sponsor's stores to see what was goin' on. And boy was that fun!

But not only did I find cool stuff.. I found SPECIALS too!

Come on along with me as we walk through Funky Town to window shop a few of my own favorite things!


My favorite thing:

Check out these vintage scissors. The first two remind me of some my mom had. Awww... fond memories. And that 3rd is frankly just wild! How cool would these be nicely framed up for a sewing room? I just love the look of these!

Anything goes Here is loaded with vintage treasures of all types. I LOVE this store! Click the button to check it out! But be warned. Joan's photos make you WANT. IT. ALL.


Every December order comes with a free gift!

Special Holiday Pricing in effect on some listings.

Mention FUNKY JUNK when you order to receive your free gift!

Check it all out HERE.


My favorite thing:

I love these notebook covers. They are colourful, girlie, and taking notes would just be more fun while on the run! If this notebook cover isn't avail by the time you see this, it wouldn't surprise me. This stuff sells FAST.

All of Lindsey's creations laugh with their vibrant fun colours! Take a peek and see if you can't help but smile. :) 


 15% off any Pleated Poppy reg priced stock during December!

code - J U N K

Click HERE to get started.

But RUN. I'm tellin' ya, this stuff doesn't get old.


My favorite thing:

Do you like your whites white but detest that bleach fragrance that always seems to linger? Me too. So when I came across this product, called Nature Bright Laundry Booster & Stain Remover, I was curious.

I've been using it for some time now and can I just say, the bottoms of my sports socks ARE white and they smell like fresh air, not a swimming pool. LOVE this stuff.

 And I really do suggest to start with a kit of some sort. They just work so awesome together!

Shakley is all about safe health, cleaning and beauty products. And I've yet to try a product I didn't like.


Become a member and Bonnie has a special for you!


email Bonnie at DonahueWellness@hotmail.com for details!

click HERE to view product line.


Would you like to become a Funky Junk sponsor? We'd love to have you! Please email me direct at signmakergirl@hotmail.com for all the affordable details. :)

Well, that sure was fun shopping for me!

Do you ever pick up things for yourself while you're shopping for others?
Or can you really walk away from it?
I'm so weak...

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Advertise on Funky Junk!
If you're wishing for more exposure for your business, you've come to the right place! FJI currently accepts sidebar advertising and other options to suit. Loads of interaction with visitors, fun events, and plenty of traffic will be leaving you glad you joined the fray. :)

Our Audience

Those that visit Funky Junk are DIYers from all walks of life. While the majority are women, there are definitely men in the mix as well.  The majority here adore working and decorating with reclaimed items. They use crafting and building products, as well as DIY types of tools. They love to make what they desire to have as well as purchase retail.

Those that follow Funky Junk as of March 2012:

Blogger Followers - 8024 +

click HERE for current today - see sidebar

Twitter Followers - 1,735 +

Averaging approx 500,000 pageviews per month. (May 2012)

Traffic grabbers

 Saturday Nite Special sample HERE

High traffic events 

FJI hosts a very busy weekend link party, called Saturday Nite Special. The party runs from Friday 7pm Pacific to Sunday 11pm Pacific every weekend. Visitors link up their own DIY projects. The party brings in very high traffic with repeat visits.
Frequent posting

New posts go up on a regular basis. Sometimes daily, other times every other day. Miniumum is twice a week but it's generally much more than that. I'm chatty, what can I say. :)

Press and Features

(click pics to visit features)
Funky Junk not only gets featured often on other blogs and websites, the work is also published!

You can also check out loads of features from THIS LINK.

Regular Contributor

FOLK magazine

Visit my line of projects on JMS HERE.



Image used for blog sidebar, at the bottom of current blog posts and Facebook mentions during event

Event  HERE

My experience working with Donna was A+ all around.  She was extremely professional, dedicated, prompt, and eager to work with me on the review post.  Donna put a lot of work into her review, asking a lot of questions about me, my products, and helping me work out an Exclusive Promotion for her readers.  When I saw photos of the projects she created with my images, I knew she wanted to create a high quality blog review/article for me.
Donna's photography skills are top notch. As a photographer myself, I can't stress enough how important it is to have high quality photos to showcase your products and every single photo Donna took for my review post was excellent quality.

When the review posted, I was amazed and excited not only about the traffic that was being generated, but by the increase in sales that I could directly attribute to FunkyJunk readers because of a discount code.  I know I will have traffic and sales in the future as well because of the review post and links that will remain on her blog.   An absolute pleasure – hope to partner with Donna and FunkyJunk again some day.

~ Media Packages avail ~

Rates for small Etsy styled shops 

different prices applicable for text links and larger companies - please inquire at signmakergirl@hotmail.com

1) Sidebar advertising 
$175 for 3 months - 150 x 150 or 250 x 125
$300 for 3 months - 250 x 250 (sits above smaller buttons)

You'll receive a Facebook mention after you've joined up!

Buttons larger than 250 x 250 are possible and will be subject to additional charges. Please email for rates with your size request at signmakergirl@hotmail.com

 2) Reviews / Giveaways
$150 for 1 post

To qualify for a review / giveaway, you will be requested to send a sample product first for review prior. If it's liked, I will be happy to review it online. 

You would be willing to provide an item valued at min $60 and ship it to the winner. (USA and Canada friendly please - worldwide optional) Please keep in mind, the larger the offer, the more interest in the event.

Only sidebar sponsors are eligible for this event.

3) DIY Reviews / Giveaways 
$250 and up

This includes a DIY aspect (I make something) to your event whether it be a project, install or video. 

Only sidebar sponsors are eligible for this event.


Review / Giveaway info

Reviews/giveaways are Facebooked and tweeted and mentioned several times on the blog until the event is finished.

Reviews/giveaways are grouped together.  You may also choose to have just one or the other however will not be two separate posts unless there is extra compensation.

All reviews will be truthful, fun and thorough. My readers respect my opinion so I will only offer a live review if I love your product and it's of a subject matter that may interest my viewers.

Please include Canada as a possible win. Worldwide is preferred.

4) Corporate Sponsors

We are open to larger corporate sponsors that offer tools, products and equipment useful for DIY building and crafting as well as working with you in other areas of writing assignments and sponsorship. Please inquire for further partnership opportunities to: signmakergirl@hotmail.com

Compensated giveaways and review will be held on a BlogHe free page, called The Sponsor Store. A teaser post will be created on Funky Junk in order to drive traffic to your event.

~ How to sign up ~

- email signmakergirl@hotmail.com

- with ADVERTISE in the subject

- include your specified package (1 2 3 or 4)

- include a 150 x 150 pixel button (larger is fine too)

- include your paypal email 

- include all your contact info (web, FB etc) so your product can be reviewed

- if accepted, your order will be processed and button installed within 12 hours of payment received

Thank-you for your interest in advertising with FJI!
We'd love to have you aboard!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

A DIY for pleated shades and a winner for the Simple Fit custom shades!

Did you know some Redi-Shades can be customized? This is cool...

1. Gather up some of your favorite decorating type supplies... 

ideas - fabric, wrapping paper, photos, paint, scrap book supplies, stencils

2. Place where you'd like everything to go...

 3. And enjoy your new customized shades!

Isn't this cute?!? The options are endless when you purchase the right shades to be able to do this. 

 (click HERE to view this INSPIRE area for more ideas!) 

Now, the winner is getting treated right. She actually has the option to choose one of the SIMPLE FIT shades. :) I have personally only tried this type and I ADORE them!

What I have

shade style - Cellular

install style - Simple Fit (spring loaded)

with the options of:

snow or cream ( I have snow)
light filter or black out (I have black out and they turn the room BLACK!)

You can read about the Cellular style HERE.

And ordering is easy! 

1. Click on the custom shade of your choice.

2. Scroll down until you see...

 The steps will guide you through measuring, pricing, and shipping info.

A winner!

So let's pick a winner! What a lucky lucky gal. She will be floored at how easy they go up.

(my video of my own install is HERE)


Yay! We have

Sambuka over at Dolce Divine!

Oh oh... she's from Quebec Canada! Hey, no worries, she can't win the shades, (as per what the original post stated) but she's going to get a little something else from me. Sambuka, I'll email you and we'll chat. :)

Ok, let's go for an American winner now!

Whoohoo! A loyal follower too! Congrats Gloria from Living on a Dime!

Gals, I'll be swapping some info with you shortly. Congrats!

 Dave, thanks for treating my followers right with this cool giveaway!

And.. how about that customizing.. pretty cool. Have you ever done anything special to your own shades?