Cheeky Attitude Giveaway for THE AVENGERS !

I’m part of the masses that have been waiting for this movie, dutifully sitting through all the credits in the other movies to catch the little pieces revealed. So I was sooo very excited when I was offered the opportunity to host a giveaway this week.

Marvel’s The Avengers comes to the big screen on Friday May 4th! Win this awesome prize pack that contains:

MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS t-shirt in adult sizes of S, M, L, XL
MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS set of 6 buttons
MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS one pair of limited edition 3D glasses

The details:
Mandatory entry – In the comments provide a link to something crafty that’s comic book related. It could be something you’ve made (baked goods count) or something you found online and think is cool. This entry is mandatory and no others will count if it’s not completed. Only one entry per day. For additional entries, provide a new (different) link to something crafty that’s comic book related. A single winner will be chosen via

Giveaway is open to the continental USA and Canada and ends on May 10, 2012 at 12:01 AM PDT. Winner will be selected at random from all eligible entries and will be contacted by email (so leave a valid email address). Winner will have 24 hrs to respond. If original winner does not claim their prize within 24 hrs, it is forfeit and a new winner will be selected promptly.

Note: Giveaway prize pack courtesy of Marvel.

UPDATE: Contest closed. I’ll be pulling the number and contacting the winner soon.

Sneak Peek! – New Disney Store in Santa Clara


First things first, I have been a big Disney fan since childhood and love the stories and magic and that enthusiasm gets passed down to my nieces and nephews. One of my favorite memories is seeing my nephew’s face light up the first time he saw Mickey Mouse “in person.”

When I worked in San Francisco’s Union Square, a quick trip to the Disney Store would brighten my day. I love the immersive feel and the admire the attention paid to all the tiny details that made the place magical. So when I was invited to get a sneak peek inside the new Disney Store in the Santa Clara Valley Fair mall, I jumped at the chance.

The interactive details amazed me:


You can wave a wand to get a special message from a Disney princess in the castle with the magic mirror


Little ones can help turn the mobile and watch plush Mickeys, Donalds, Daisys and Minnies circle above.

Disney Store Theater Area

They’ve designed the central theater area so guests can use a touch screen to choose from over 50 video clips, music videos, movie trailers to display on the large screen.


If there’s a birthday coming up – just ask one of the Cast Members to help you out and they will put together a special message for the birthday boy or girl of any age.

And there’s an extra special show – that includes fireworks in the trees!

The Grand Opening of the Westfield Valley Fair Mall Disney Store will be this Saturday. Head on down and the Disney Store will donate 10 percent of the the grand opening day’s sales to the Make-a-Wish foundation.

And if you’re there between 12 pm and 4 pm you will see that Mickey and Minnie have come all the way from Disneyland to celebrate the opening. This could be a chance for you to share that magical moment in a child’s life when she see’s Mickey Mouse for the first time.