Sponsor Love + Giveaway – Moonbeamwishes

Hello friends!  I just wanted to say that I am so thankful for everyone’s support of my blog and want to give a special shout out to all my sponsors!  They are over there on the right side of my blog… please go visit their websites/blogs/shops when you get the chance!  You will thank me, trust you me.  πŸ™‚  And today, I am super excited to bring you my first Sponsor Love + Giveaway post!  There’s tons more planned through the end of the year, so make sure to check back often!

I’m not sure how I first met Ms. Megan from moonbeamwishes, it quite possibly was from seeing her leave comments on other blogs or through twitter, but either way, I am SOOO glad that I did.  Not only does Ms. Megan make these magical cards, but she blogs about things that inspire her and you can tell she is a sweetheart just by her blog comments/tweets!  I’ve asked her to answer a few questions so we could all get to know her better!  And I just ADORE all her answers, seriously, they made me smile!!  πŸ˜€

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1) What inspired you to start making cards?

When I was in High School whenever one of my friends birthdays arrived, I would always make up cards that reflected them or my relationship with them. In one case, my friend really loved to read so I made a card that resembled a book, complete with a spine and cover/back cover art. Inside I wrote a story that involved us going on an overseas adventure with pirate attacks and a happy ending, of course. Other cards were filled with movie quotes from their favorite movies or bit and pieces of lyrics from their favorite song. As life went on I started making cards for, not only my close friends, but my relatives and my mum’s friends ((instead of buying cards, as we used to do)) and one day my friend told me how much she loved my cards and how I could sell them, I thought she was joking or just being nice, but she told me about Etsy and encouraged me to start a shop and the rest, is history!

2) How did you come up with your etsy shop/blog name?

I have always believed in magic, wishing on shooting stars, the man on the moon, fairies, elves and magicians. Some of my favorite books as a child involved damsels in distress, fire-breathing dragons and frog kissing princesses.  As I got older, it is no wonder that I still read other worldly tales involving creatures that keep humans safe from monsters and beasts. Stories of creatures that shape shift, tales of vampires, dragons and nymphs.  Most of these stories have a common ground. These adventures usually took place in the dead of night, when the world is asleep, unknown to the magic and wonder that is happening outside of their windows. The moon must wield some magic that the sun does not posses. Perhaps it is the moonbeams that drift off the moon that hold the magic that turns these creatures into extraordinary beings. I wish that I possessed some of that magic. I wish on moonbeams. Those are my moonbeamwishes.

3) What do you like to do in your free time?

I love to read, obviously. πŸ™‚ I also love to watch movies, listen to music, play cards with my family, play with my five cats, ((Patches, Anastasia, Tiger, James Dean and Twee)) taking pictures, taking walks, going shopping, writing on my blog, meeting new people ((like the lovely Sandy)) eating pop tarts, picking daises, cruising Etsy, and wishing on moonbeams. πŸ™‚

4) Where is your favorite travel spot and why?

Yosemite. It is one of those perfect spots at any time of the year. I remember having snowball fights in the winter, building snowmen and hot cocoa filled nights, in the Winter. In the summer days were filled with hiking, river rafting and lunches on the patio overlooking the majestic mountains.  I loved the atmosphere, the friendly people that I met and seeing all the beautiful wildlife.

5) What is your favorite cupcake flavor?

Vanilla cake with cream cheese frosting. I love the cupcakes at our local Torrance Bakery, they make the cutest little eatibles in the shapes of darling little animals that are *almost* too cute to eat! πŸ™‚


Speaking of cupcakes… Ms. Megan hand made three sets of cards just for this giveaway!  Isn’t she soo sweet??  And I might add that they are soo soo adorable!  Why oh why can I never enter my own giveaways? πŸ˜‰

{1} The larger cards are a pack of (6). With a vintage Ice Cream Parlor stamped image in the background with a cupcake (( adhered with foam for a three dimensional feel)) Above is a strip of a light teal glittered cardstock for the valance of the candy shop.
{2} Also included in the giveaway is a set of (2) mini cards. Each with (10) cards each. The first set has a pink cupcake in a yellow wrapper with the word sweet stamped above.
{3} The second set has a little vintage cupid gazing at a single purple heart.


Would you like to win these three adorable sets of cards?  There’s tons of ways to get your entries in so please remember to leave a separate comment for every entry.

1. (Mandatory entry) Visit moonbeamwishes and leave a comment on this blog post with the name of your favorite item from her shop!
2. (For an additional entry) Heart (add to favorites) moonbeamwishes on etsy and let me know you did so. If you already do heart her, you can still enter.
2. (For an additional entry) Blog about this giveaway and leave a comment with the link.
3. (For an additional entry) Follow moonbeamwishes blog through google friend connect. If you already do, you can still enter.
4. (For an additional entry) Follow moonbeamwishes on twitter. If you already do, you can still enter.
5. (For an additional entry) Tweet about this giveaway and leave a separate comment with the link.  If you Twitter, please make sure to use @moonbeamwishes and @sandyalamode in your tweet.  And to make things extra easy, feel free to use this tweet:

    I just entered myself in @sandyalamode’s #GIVEAWAY for 3 sets of cupcake and cupid cards made by @moonbeamwishes! http://bit.ly/bpgS93

This giveaway is only open to U.S. readers and ends on Tuesday, October 12 at 5:00PM CST. The winner will be chosen by random.org and will be announced on this blog on Wednesday, October 13.  Thank you SO much Ms. Megan and good luck everyone!

Entries for this giveaway have been closed.  Thanks!


  1. October 6, 2010 / 7:32 am

    Okay, so Mr. Frankenstein wishes you a happy halloween — those cards are my favorite. Moombeamwishes does such beautiful work! You host such fantastic giveaways, Sandy.

  2. October 6, 2010 / 7:50 am

    I am officially going to change your name to giveaway queen :)…. I have to say I think the little witch cards are the cutest. Not to mention Megan is a sweetheart. Great giveaway!!! XOXO

  3. October 6, 2010 / 7:58 am

    OMG! Cute sponsor!!!! I LOVE CUPCAKES!!! Ah! So besides those cute cupcakes cards my other favorite would be….Life is Beautiful tags! <333

  4. October 6, 2010 / 8:22 am

    I love Megans cards & her blog too……..I am loving her Halloween cards right now – be aware of the cemetery on halloween especially..

    thanks for the giveaway!

  5. October 6, 2010 / 8:22 am

    and I do follow her blog already πŸ™‚

  6. October 6, 2010 / 8:26 am

    I love her shop! She’s such a sweetheart!!

  7. October 6, 2010 / 8:40 am

    I love the Fishbowl Greetings and Many Love Words…but my absolutely favourites are the ones that are being offered in this giveaway! Hope I win!

  8. alexa
    October 6, 2010 / 9:46 am

    Awesome Giveaway – I love the penelope & johnny mini cards!

  9. October 6, 2010 / 10:07 am

    I love all of her halloween cards!!!

  10. October 6, 2010 / 10:08 am

    Etsy favorite!! Hope I win!

  11. October 6, 2010 / 10:09 am

    I now follow her blog!

  12. October 6, 2010 / 10:10 am

    Following her on twitter!! @snnewt

  13. October 6, 2010 / 10:11 am

    Tweet! Tweet!! @snnewt

  14. October 6, 2010 / 10:12 am

    i love the fishbowl! she’s great and I follow her via google friend!

  15. October 6, 2010 / 10:43 am

    Her littlest ghost card is so darling!

  16. October 6, 2010 / 10:45 am

    Just became moombeamwishes’ 50th follower!

  17. October 6, 2010 / 10:46 am


  18. October 6, 2010 / 11:34 am

    I love “a recipe for love” TOO CUTE!

  19. October 6, 2010 / 11:34 am

    I heart moonbeamwishes on etsy

  20. October 6, 2010 / 11:35 am

    I follow moonbeamwishes blog

  21. October 6, 2010 / 11:35 am

    I follow moonbeamwishes on twitter

  22. October 6, 2010 / 11:41 am

    I def follow Megan <3 She is amazing, and I ordered from her a few days ago, can't wait to get my package. But I hearted her shop, and I already follow her on twitter.

  23. October 6, 2010 / 11:42 am

    Oh, and the fishbowl cards are my favorite. I blogged about her giveaway too!! <3

    I hope I hope I hope I win!!

  24. October 6, 2010 / 12:16 pm

    I always love your giveaways!

    I visited her shop and while it was so hard to pick just one favorite, I think that I love the “fish bowl greetings and many words” mini cards the most.

  25. October 6, 2010 / 1:49 pm

    oooof course i love ms. megan, she is adorable!!

    my fave item from her shop are the “prince charming” cards” but im in LOVE with those cupcakes (you would know that, sandy ;)).

    love this giveaway! and i enjoyed the interview, ladies. love you both!!

  26. sy
    October 6, 2010 / 3:41 pm

    i love mr. frankenstein wishes you a happy halloween.
    songyueyu at gmail

  27. sy
    October 6, 2010 / 3:42 pm

    i hearted her on etsy

  28. sy
    October 6, 2010 / 3:43 pm

    i follow moonbeamwishes on twitter

  29. October 6, 2010 / 3:55 pm

    very cute cards – I think I like the penelope and johnny set the best — very sweet

  30. October 6, 2010 / 4:45 pm

    I love the Alice in Wonderland card set! So cute!

  31. October 6, 2010 / 4:46 pm

    I added her shop to my Etsy favorites!

  32. October 6, 2010 / 4:48 pm

    I’m following moonbeamwishes through GFC.

  33. October 6, 2010 / 5:37 pm

    Such adorable designs!! I love her winterland in wonderland set – classic & pretty!

  34. October 6, 2010 / 5:38 pm

    I hearted her on Etsy!!

  35. October 6, 2010 / 5:38 pm

    I’m following moonbeamwishes

  36. October 6, 2010 / 5:42 pm

    Tweet tweet!!
    fun giveaway! RT @sandyalamode Have u entered my #GIVEAWAY for 3 sets of cupcake & cupid cards made by @moonbeamwishes? http://bit.ly/bpgS93

  37. October 6, 2010 / 9:13 pm

    I actually LOVE those cupcake cards πŸ™‚ adorable!

  38. October 6, 2010 / 9:30 pm

    I am with Mira, the ice cream parlor cupcake cards are my very favorite…How lucky to win them!

  39. October 6, 2010 / 11:04 pm

    Her shop is adorable! What a great interview and giveaway!
    LOVE all her halloween cards! Thanks ladies!

  40. October 7, 2010 / 2:51 am

    Too bad I can’t join this giveaway! I do like the fish in the bowl cards – they’re too cute!

  41. October 7, 2010 / 9:10 am

    I adore the the simple things in life. like falling leaves. (2) sets of (10) mini cards.! omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

  42. October 7, 2010 / 9:10 am

    Follow the shop on twitter @ohmydarlingblog

  43. October 7, 2010 / 11:40 am

    Megan is the BEST! She is seriously one of a kind. Every single comment I receive from her puts the biggest smile on my face! You can just tell she spends a lot of time thinking about what to say in her comments, I love it. She’s the greatest. (You’re pretty great too Sandy!! :)) Unfortunately I can’t enter this contest, but good luck to everyone else!

  44. Kitty.M.
    October 7, 2010 / 12:04 pm

    Stephen King Greeting Cards Set of (5).. very cute , perfect for giving all of my booky friends bday gift cards to Borders Books.

  45. October 7, 2010 / 12:22 pm

    My favorite are the Love Flows In This Fishbowl cards!!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    lesliedoll at hotmail dot com

  46. Liza
    October 7, 2010 / 1:06 pm

    Oh! I am going to order the set of Dark Tower cards *right*now*! Had no idea there was such a thing out there…..

    Thanks for the chance to win, and for filling me in on Moonbeamwishes!


    ejm6x (at) yahoo (dot) com

  47. Liza
    October 7, 2010 / 1:06 pm

    Also have hearted her Etsy shop….

    Thanks for the chance to win!


    ejm6x (at) yahoo (dot) com

  48. October 7, 2010 / 2:03 pm

    Aww. These are super cute! I love the free hugs card.

  49. Julie B
    October 7, 2010 / 2:12 pm

    Love the Stairway to Heaven lyric cards! Have always loved that song.

  50. October 7, 2010 / 10:49 pm


    i favorited!


  51. October 7, 2010 / 11:26 pm

    love the halloween note cards! esp. little frank!

  52. October 7, 2010 / 11:27 pm

    added as etsy favorite

  53. October 7, 2010 / 11:27 pm

    twittered πŸ™‚

  54. October 7, 2010 / 11:29 pm

    i follow moonbeam blog

  55. October 8, 2010 / 12:47 am

    I love your littlest ghost goes Boo card!! How freakin’ adorable is THAT??!!!?!

    I also favorited your shop on Etsy (I’m meldewdesigns).

    Thanks for offering a wonderful giveaway! πŸ™‚

  56. Ashley K
    October 8, 2010 / 12:08 pm

    I love those stephen king cards! How creative!

  57. October 8, 2010 / 2:05 pm

    I visited her Etsy site & I think the “a recipe for love” card is adorable…this would make a really cute valentines card or just a simple love note! Love it!


  58. October 8, 2010 / 4:18 pm

    I visited her shop and was so pleasantly surprised to find a set of cards that made me a wee bit teary eyed when i read the quote from the movie casper “can i keep you?” i used to say that to my boyfriend all the time when we were first dating. somewhere a long the way i stopped saying it which made me a little sad to realize. but lucky for me, i get to keep him forever now πŸ™‚
    the item is called: tell me you love me through a movie quote set

  59. October 8, 2010 / 4:19 pm

    i also “hearted” moonbeamwishes on etsy πŸ™‚

  60. October 8, 2010 / 7:21 pm

    The Winterland in Wonderland cards are so so lovely!
    Thanks for the giveaway! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

  61. October 8, 2010 / 7:22 pm

    Added Moonbeamwishes to my Etsy favorites (oonamoon)
    Thanks for the giveaway! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

  62. October 8, 2010 / 7:24 pm

    Following Moonbeam Wishes with GFC (oona)
    Thanks for the giveaway! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

  63. October 8, 2010 / 7:24 pm

    Following Moonbeamwishes on Twitter (@glasscastle)
    Thanks for the giveaway! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

  64. Victoria Peach Morris
    October 9, 2010 / 6:15 am

    i love the winter in wonderland set

  65. Victoria Peach Morris
    October 9, 2010 / 6:16 am

    i follow on moonbeamwishes twitter

  66. Victoria Peach Morris
    October 9, 2010 / 6:17 am

    i added moonbeamwishes to my favs on etsy

  67. LC
    October 9, 2010 / 7:54 am

    All of the designs are great, but I like the little holiday wishes card set! The little girls are so cute.

  68. thepricklypinecone
    October 9, 2010 / 2:40 pm

    I adore the couch potato and the chief mini cards!

  69. thepricklypinecone
    October 9, 2010 / 2:40 pm

    I hearted her shop.

  70. thepricklypinecone
    October 9, 2010 / 2:41 pm

    I follow her blog

  71. susan lee wiener
    October 9, 2010 / 5:29 pm

    halloween vines is my favorite. swiener1[at]tampabay.rr.com

  72. susan lee wiener
    October 9, 2010 / 5:30 pm

    hearted you on etsy. swiener1[at]tampabay.rr.com

  73. susan lee wiener
    October 9, 2010 / 5:33 pm

    follow you on gfc as swiener1. swiener1[at]tampabay.rr.com

  74. susan lee wiener
    October 9, 2010 / 5:33 pm

    follow you on twitter as sherri2345. swiener1[at]tampabay.rr.com

  75. susan lee wiener
    October 9, 2010 / 5:35 pm

    tweeted your messages using @moonbeanwishes. sherri2345 is my user name. swiener1[at]tampabay.rr.com

  76. Jolene
    October 9, 2010 / 10:14 pm

    I love her free hugs card. You can never have enough hugs πŸ™‚

  77. October 10, 2010 / 1:35 pm

    Sweet giveaway Sandy. Her etsy shop is adorable. My fav item would be: SMILE- here is a FREE HUG just for you card. So cute!! I also added her shop as one of my favs on etsy (my user name: sharonleiq). Oooo I hope I win. These cards are adorable.. and I’ve been meaning to get some new stationary too. Fingers crossed.

    xx Love & Aloha

  78. Robyn
    October 10, 2010 / 1:40 pm

    I thought the “We’re All in This Together” cards were amazing. I love Ben Lee, I love bicycles, I love yellow, and I love this card! This is the perfect card to give to my nearest and dearest!

  79. October 10, 2010 / 2:02 pm

    I love the SMILE- here is a FREE HUG just for you. (2) sets of (10) mini cards.

  80. October 10, 2010 / 2:03 pm

    I heart moonbeamwishes on Etsy (houseofplush).

  81. October 10, 2010 / 2:04 pm

    I follow moonbeamwishes’ blog (kiddo).

  82. October 10, 2010 / 2:05 pm

    I follow moonbeamwishes on Twitter @kiddo47.

  83. October 10, 2010 / 3:02 pm

    This is one of the best interviews I have read in a long time. I used to make little card-books too when I was a kid πŸ™‚

    And what a fantastic shop!! I wish I had found it sooner, not so long ago I was card shopping but could not find the *right* thing so I made a set of cards myself. They were not quite as lovely, lol!

    This is my fav item in shop: http://www.etsy.com/listing/57639610/a-very-grinch-y-christmas A very grinch-y Christmas. I am already preparing for Christmas, I start making all of my handmade creations this time of year for the holidays.

    I have hearted moonbeamwishes with my SizeMedium shop on Etsy.

    I am also Megan’s latest blog follower.

    Great giveaway, thanks for hosting Sandy!!

  84. Kari
    October 10, 2010 / 3:36 pm

    The simple things in life, falling leaves set is wonderful. I love baking for family and friends during fall and these cards would be perfect to give with the baked goodies or to stick in my boyfriends lunch as a nice suprise.

  85. Catharine
    October 10, 2010 / 4:04 pm

    I love the “Little Ghost Goes Boo” notecards. So cute and so great for Halloween !

  86. October 10, 2010 / 5:43 pm

    The set of Love Flows in this Fish Bowl cards is darling πŸ™‚

  87. October 10, 2010 / 5:44 pm

    And of course I ‘hearted’ the site! How could I not?

  88. October 10, 2010 / 5:48 pm

    I put this giveaway on my sidebar so no matter what, you can always see it on my page πŸ™‚

  89. October 10, 2010 / 5:49 pm

    And of course I am following her blog!

  90. Dana
    October 10, 2010 / 8:21 pm

    My favorite is the love flows fish bowl cards. So original and the prices are great! thank you.

  91. Dana
    October 10, 2010 / 8:27 pm

    following on google

  92. Jenna
    October 10, 2010 / 9:59 pm

    Fall is my favorite season so I would choose “The simple things in life. Like falling leaves” cards. They are simply wonderful!

  93. Jenna
    October 10, 2010 / 10:00 pm

    Entry #2. I heart Moonbeemwishes on Etsy

  94. Nikki G.
    October 11, 2010 / 12:44 am

    I adore the tell me you love me through a movie quote cards. Just to die for.

  95. Jolee
    October 11, 2010 / 1:15 pm

    Love the “Life is Beautiful” gift tags.

  96. Jolee
    October 11, 2010 / 1:15 pm

    Hearted the Lie is Beautiful tags too. πŸ™‚

  97. Jolee
    October 11, 2010 / 1:16 pm

    follow the Moonbeams blog.

  98. October 11, 2010 / 4:06 pm

    My favorite item from the shop is the my prince charming notecard πŸ™‚

  99. October 11, 2010 / 4:07 pm

    Following @moonbeamwishes on Twitter!

  100. Shannon
    October 11, 2010 / 5:30 pm

    I heart her on Etsy! The cards are awesome and I really enjoyed the interview!! Pick me for the giveaway!!!

  101. October 11, 2010 / 5:51 pm

    I just love the Ghosts and Goblins and Holiday wishes set. So cute.

  102. October 11, 2010 / 5:53 pm

    I hearted Moon Beam Wishes. (as Marie & Rose)

  103. October 11, 2010 / 5:54 pm

    I’m following Moon Beam Wishes via Google Friend Connect

  104. October 11, 2010 / 5:55 pm

    I’m following Moon Beam Wishes on Twitter (3pspod)

  105. Liz, Love.
    October 11, 2010 / 9:06 pm

    I like the “recipe for love” card! πŸ™‚


  106. October 12, 2010 / 8:50 am

    The “Tell me you love me through movie quotes” cards are so cute! Great idea. Fav.

  107. October 12, 2010 / 8:51 am

    Here’s our twitter!

    @SpreadEase I’m Contagious.com
    We’re going to WIN @sandyalamode’s #GIVEAWAY for 3 sets of cupcake and cupid cards made by @moonbeamwishes! http://bit.ly/bpgS93

  108. October 12, 2010 / 8:52 am

    Tweeted! (@piperpost)
    Thanks for the fun giveaway!

  109. October 12, 2010 / 8:53 am

    I love the Judy Garland cupcake card for the obvious reason that it combines two of my great loves! Cupcakes and Judy Garland!

  110. brittany
    October 12, 2010 / 10:08 am

    I LOVE the littlest ghost goes boo cards, they are so cute!

  111. October 12, 2010 / 10:14 am

    Who doesn’t LOVE cupcakes?!

  112. October 12, 2010 / 10:37 am

    wonderful cards. of course, I love the winterland in wonderland card set. My daughter and I both loving Alice in Wonderland right now. cheers!

  113. October 12, 2010 / 11:33 am

    I love the Life is Beautiful Gift Tags!

  114. Nichola
    October 12, 2010 / 2:45 pm

    Love the Mr. Frankenstein mini cards (am I aloud to say he is cute?)

  115. Nichola
    October 12, 2010 / 2:47 pm

    I follow both of you on Twitter πŸ™‚

  116. Nichola
    October 12, 2010 / 2:47 pm

    …and I’ve just tweeted about this lovely giveaway!