A NEW RSS Feed + a *GIVEAWAY* !!!/ Winner Announced! (This post info out of date as of 1/12. Feed info not correct anymore.)


One step closer to the winner announcement here:   Does anyone remember when the ‘Daily Lotto Numbers’ were drawn live on tv, with the numbered ping-pong-like balls bouncing around in an air machine, and then a ball would get vacuum sucked up and that number would be the winner? Well….maybe it still is on t.v. like that, but I don’t watch much t.v. anymore.  Anyhoo…..the point is, we wished we could draw a winner that way.  Of course, we don’t have such fancy machines on hand.
But….we do have a BINGO ball tumbler! : )

And so that’s just what we used, in 2 shots here for you. HERE WE GO!:


Katie from Sew Woodsy Says:
August 9th, 2011 at 9:32 am e

I subscribed to your feed.

CoNgRaTuLaTiOnS Katie from Sew Woodsy!  We hope you find this paper trimmer as handy as we do!  You have 72 hours to email us with your shipping address, before we’ll need to draw another winner.


Hi Friends!

We have so much exciting news for you in this post, we can hardly stand it.  A new improved Our House Of Joyful Noise RSS Feed for you, an *awesome* GIVEAWAY that is the perfect tool (or gift!) for any crafter…and recent news that just came in, of an even BETTER Giveaway! ($100.00, anyone?) So let us brief you on one thing at a time here.  You’ll want to pay attention to each, as an important piece, because in the end they all tie together.  Here’s the scoop…..




{ First, if you don’t need the reason behind our new feed, skip down to the *** paragraph.  But it’s important you do replace your feed for us! Or subscribe and follow us, if you are so inclined.}

I have mentioned many times, the particular way in which you all needed to subscribe to this particular blog, because of it’s unique feed that times every section of the the blog, together as one.  It’s called an aggregate feed.  If any of you, as readers, are only interested one section of this blog, you are free and able to just grab the url address, after clicking on the tab for that section, in the url address bar above, and at it to your subscribing service. I do that a lot at other sites I want to subscribe to. But to subscribe to the entire blog here, this special aggregate feed has been necessary. Using the ‘SUBSCRIBE’ bar in the sidebar, choosing your preferred method, will successfully subscribe you to our whole blog.

What I want to tell you tonight, is that we have a NEW Subscription Feed.  The aggregate service we originally set up with, was actually a project that was in beta testing, and then abandoned!  We didn’t know it. (Ugh!)  We have found the service times out sometimes, and our posts were greatly delayed in getting to you, our subscribed readers.  So, we have finally set up with a NEW url (aggregate)  feed service, at Yahoo Pipes! (It was really fun building it too! lol).}

***So what this means for you, is if you are ALREADY subscribed to our blog, you won’t be soon, as we will be removing ourselves from that previous feed provider (called xfruits).  So please RESUBSCRIBE with our new url feed, today.  Or, subscribe for the first time today!!

Doing so is so simple! It’s how many of you subscribe to sites anyway. There is a SUBSCRIBE Bar in our sidebar to the right, as well as every section’s sidebar of our blog here.  You may subscribe through the bar, choosing your usual preferred method. However, we have found there is a ‘bug’ with Google Reader (one of my preferred methods) when trying to automatically add us.  So as noted in the sidebar, all you need to do is manually add our url feed, by cutting and pasting the url feed.  This may be manually added with any of the other methods of subscription as well.  Our url feed you need to use, is as follows, in it’s entirety:

That should work. If anyone is having any problems subscribing, please let us know, and we’ll be happy to help!

Next course of business?…..



In my head, I have been planning on having this GiveAway, for a very long time!  I usually think of it, when I am using my own!  Because it’s the greatest and handiest little thing to have around. I use it a lot!

It’s a Fiskar SureCut Paper Trimmer, and it has to be one of my most used crafting tools!

It’s MUST HAVE, for scrapbookers.  But it’s NOT JUST for scrapbooking!!


It’s perfect, fast, and accurate, to trim any paper, up to size 12″ x 12″, in a zip!  ZIP! ZIP! ZIP!  And you can even trim or resize several sheets of paper at once! Any time you want to cut paper, with a perfect straight edge, and very accurately, this is your tool.

It’s great for kids too, who sometimes really can’t cut a straight line with scissors, with takes care and patience.  Kids just need to be shown how to put the paper in this trimmer, and cutting is fast and safe! So bring it out at arts and crafts time!

The blades, which are safely in the cartridge, are replaceable. They just pop in and out. Mine came with a scorer cartridge too! Perfect also, for card making.

Remember the ton of paper pennants I made recently?  I used my own Fiskar Paper Trimmer.


Except the one I have, is an old model….

….and it still works like a dream.

But should you win, YOU will be getting the latest and newest one, and it’s SWEEEEEET!  It’s even sturdier, prettier, has clearer grids to line up your paper, rubberized feet to stay in place on your surface, and more!


Here’s some detail and description about this handy-dandy tool…..

Keep all of your papers crisp and clean with a trimmer specifically designed to meet your needs.

Choose our SureCut Paper Trimmer to bring a new level of precision to your next paper project. The SureCut wire cut-line indicates exactly where the blade will cut your page. Our patented TripleTrack System interlocks the blade and rail for straight, precise cuts every time. This trimmer can even handle extra-large papers with precision — a self-leveling swing-out arm extends the measuring deck to a full 12″. A permanent scale and grid cutting mat helps ensure cutting accuracy. An ergonomically designed, high-profile blade carriage is easy-to-grip to help you make accurate cuts quickly. It even includes a lightweight, portable design, so it’s easy to take this trimmer wherever your passion for crafting takes you.

  • Ideal for all your paper trimming needs
  • SureCut wire cut-line makes it easy to see where blade will cut for unmatched accuracy
  • Patented TripleTrack System interlocks blade and rail for cuts that are straight and steady, never curved or wobbly
  • Self-leveling swing-out arm extends the measuring deck to 12″ to cut extra-large papers accurately
  • Permanent scale and grid cutting mat is printed from underneath to last
  • 1/16″ gridlines provide an additional guide for precise measuring
  • Expanded cut rail with integrated smudge guard holds paper or photos in place without fingerprints
  • High-profile blade carriage is easier to grip than other trimmers
  • Rubberized feet provide stability
  • Cuts multiple sheets of paper at once
  • Works with TripleTrack™ blades, style I
  • 12″ cut length
  • Lifetime warranty

So what do you think??


Here’s all you need to do, to enter the *random comment drawing:

1)  New to Our House Of Joyful Noise?   SUBSCRIBE to Our House Of Joyful Noise with our new feed, as instructed above, and then leave a comment that you did so.


If you already have been subscribed to our blog, RE-SUBSCRIBE to us with our new feed, as instructed above, and then leave a comment below that you did so.


2)  *LIKE* Our House Of Joyful Noise on FACEBOOK, and then leave a separate comment below, that you did so.

3)  *FOLLOW* me/Our House Of Joyful Noise,  on TWITTER, and then leave a separate comment below that you did so.

4) Tweet this GiveAway/Blog post with a link to it, and then leave a separate comment below that you did so.

*The random comment drawing will take place on Wednesday, August 24th, 2011, and the winner will be announced no later than the end of Thursday August 25, 2011.  Two weeks for this important new feed announcement and GiveAway, for maximum reach. This post will be promoted throughout the 2 weeks.

If all of that doesn’t give you reason to Subscribe, or go for this GiveAway, HEAR THIS!!:

We just found out we will be having another Give Away soon, for a $100 VISA GIFT CARD!!

You don’t want to miss the chance to win that, do you?

Good Luck Everyone!!

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  1. says

    I re-subscribed. Don’t put my name in the drawing, because I don’t need to win anything to follow you AND I have a few trimmers. I might even use them one of these days…

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