Postermaking Made Fun with ArtSkills Giveaway

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If you’re a parent of school aged kids, I’m sure they’ve had their share of school projects to complete.  The process is always fun but coming up with unique and creative ideas don’t always come that easy.  My kids are very creative and are always creating things but they too can use a little help at times.  Craft Projects are supposed to be fun and we shouldn’t have to stress over coming up with ideas.  

I was recently contacted about an opportunity to share the poster-making products by ArtSkills and I jumped at the chance.  I figured this would  be fun and a good way to learn of new ideas.  ArtSkills gets it-they understand and recognizes the common complaints about poster making and have been working diligently to make postersboarding……better, faster, easier.


About ArtSkills:

ArtSkills was founded in 1987 in Easton, PA. We are a family owned company with a commitment to bringing quality and innovative poster making and art materials to our customers.

Originally ArtSkills designed and developed Draw Today and Paint Today, drawing and painting programs, which allowed anyone to learn to draw and paint with no prior skill at all! They also are the only art programs in the world that have a money back guarantee, if you are not absolutely thrilled with your artwork.

Today at ArtSkills we make a wide range of art materials. We specialize in posterboard accessories, including poster markers, poster lettering, and decorative items to make your poster board projects better, faster, and easier!

It is our goal to be your source for everything you need to make a poster! We value the trust our customers put in us and continue to strive to bring new and innovative poster products and ideas to you. We know this image may be all too familiar to you… we are here to help!

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ArtSkills would like to giveaway a poster making prize pack to one of my readers with an estimated value of $50. Here are some of the items that will be included:

Neon Quick Letters– Draw attention with these neon colored letters and numbers
Holographic Quick Letters– Add some extra sparkle with these holographic letters
Jumbo Quick Letters-Make a statement with these large, 4-inch letters
Quick Stick Foam Letters– Just peel n’ stick these colorful letters
Eye Catcher Shapes– Spice up your poster with these neon, holographic and peel n’ stick shapes
Fun Borders– Give your poster a professional look with these easy to use borders
Poster Making Idea Book– Get all the information you need to create a successful poster with this idea book

Win It!

Mandatory Entry: 

Leave a comment describing one of your poster horror stories.

Extra Entries:

  • Subscribe to Cocktails With Mom
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  • Fan Artskills on Facebook
  • Blog about this giveaway then leave me the link! ( 3 entries)
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  • Enter another one of my giveaways ( 1 entry each)
  • Follow Cocktails With Mom  and Artskills on Twitter and Tweet about this giveaway! ( once Daily)

Win a $50 Prize Pack from @ArtSkills hosted by @Momcocktails http://tinyurl.com/2bz3hmn
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Please leave a separate comment for each thing you do to ensure you get all possible entries! You MUST leave your email address in one of the comments or have it in your profile so I can get in touch with you.

Contest ends, May 17, 2010 at 11:59pm  CST. Winner will be chosen via Random.org. Winner has 48 hours to respond to my notification email, or a new winner will be chosen in the

I was provided with an Artskills prize pack in exchange for hosting this giveaway.  No other form of compensation was received and the views are 100% mine.

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Comments

  1. Misty says:

    difficult question. A poster horror story I can remember Is…
    Shoot, I can’t think of one. I have always been artisticly inclined. But I suppose I have misspelled a word or something like that. Or I go through so many posterboards to get it just right.
    mommy2skie at yahoo dot com

  2. Misty says:

    subscribe.
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    GFC
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    button #2
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    button #3
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  7. Misty says:

    fan artskills on facebook; mommy2skie
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    blogged #2
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    blogged #3

  11. Patricia N says:

    My son had a project on endangered species in fourth grade. He wouldn’t let me proof his poster, and he had a misspelled word, the lettering was sloppy, and the pictures were totally crooked. Oh well, at least he showed his independence…
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  12. Patricia N says:

    I’m an email subscriber
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  13. Patricia N says:

    I follow via Google Friend Connect
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  14. debp says:

    I remember a homework one that took a long time. We left it on the coffee table to dry. During the night the cats walked on it, got painted paw prints all over it and the furniture. I was not happy.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

  15. debp says:

    I am a email subscriber.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

  16. debp says:

    I am a gfc follower.
    debbie
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

  17. beth shepherd says:

    One of my poster horror stories involves my wonderful husband. Last year he wrote up some posters for our son’s football game that our daughter was cheering for. He wrote Stomp There Game – umm..their? I of course didnt notice until we were leaving the game..lol
    We had lots of laughs about it but from then on I was in charge of the posters :)
    Thank you
    tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

  18. beth shepherd says:

    I subscribe
    Thank you
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  19. beth shepherd says:

    I like on facebook
    Thank you
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  21. anthy says:

    My poster horror story…this is hard. :-( I can’t think of any.

    The best I can come up with is that I used to procrastinate on projects, so I can remember at least two times where I made last-minute (night before the project!) trips to the store with my mom to get supplies, then stayed up late to finish the posters and project.

    Thank you for the giveaway!
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  22. anthy says:

    I subscribe via email, which is where I heard about this contest.
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  23. anthy says:

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  24. Trisha Lynn says:

    My worst experiance was in like fourth or fith grade we had to make a science fair poster and we just got those flimsy poster board type and so I was trying to get mine to stand and it wouldnt so I got so upset that I ended up making myself sick and missed the whole science fair! It was awful!!
    haydensmommy05@hotmail.com

  25. Trisha Lynn says:

    I subscribe by email!
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  26. Trisha Lynn says:

    I follow on google friend!

  27. Trisha Lynn says:

    I am a FB fan of artskills!

  28. Trisha Lynn says:

    I follow both on twitter and tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/Haydensmommy05/status/13322904986

  29. anthy says:

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  30. anthy says:

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  31. anthy says:

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  32. anthy says:

    I follow you and Artskills on twitter, and tweet! http://twitter.com/my_twitraccount/status/13342526869
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  34. Samantha Cleys says:

    I am the least artistic person ever! I remember making the most sloppy, horrible looking posters and just feeling ashamed turning them in!

  35. Brandon Ralston says:

    I tried to help my niece make a poster once but got glue all over the carpet!

  36. Jaque says:

    I think this is a normal poster story, for me at least, I tend to get in a hurry and fail to plan ahead….I did this once and ended up with squished together lettering, ugh!

    Thank you. :-)

  37. anthy says:

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  38. Karissa says:

    The poster horror story was a horror story because it was on the wall not a poster!!

  39. Karissa says:

    I am a subscriber!

  40. Karissa says:

    I follow on GFC

  41. Karissa says:

    I am a fan on FB of Artskills

  42. Karissa says:

    Also entered the bluetooth giveaway

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  53. Maggie says:

    My worst (or one of the worst) poster experiences has to be the one time I was making posters for a yardsale. Because of my horrible handwriting, the main sign came out looking like 1099 instead of 1899 for my street address. Needless to say we didn’t have that many customers that weekend :x

  54. Maggie says:

    I follow via Google Friend Connect : D

  55. Maggie says:

    I follow on twitter and I tweeted ^.^
    http://twitter.com/Foxy_Wolf/status/13859255984

  56. anthy says:

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  57. Kat @ For the Love of Chaos says:

    Poster horror story? How about when the kids used the WALL as a poster? :) Is that horrific enough for ya? lol

    And I don’t mean any little crayon scribbling. I mean red, black, and blue SHARPIE alllllll over their bedroom wall. Fun stuff. Not. lol
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  58. Kat @ For the Love of Chaos says:

    I subscribe to cocktails with mom :)
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  59. Kat @ For the Love of Chaos says:

    I follow your blog via Google Friend Connect :)
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  60. Kat @ For the Love of Chaos says:

    I follow you and @artskills on twitter and I tweeted this giveaway: http://twitter.com/katjrobertson/status/14008980656
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  61. Kat @ For the Love of Chaos says:

    I fanned Art Skills on Facebook :)
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  62. Kat @ For the Love of Chaos says:

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  63. Kat @ For the Love of Chaos says:

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  64. Kat @ For the Love of Chaos says:

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  65. Kat @ For the Love of Chaos says:

    I entered your Jawbone Giveaway :)
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  66. anthy says:

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  68. joseph newby says:

    I made my first poster with a four year nephew. He was absolutely adorable, but the mess was devestating. Horror ensued.

  69. anthy says:

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  70. Jammie says:

    This would be awesome to win. I remember when I was in school and had to do several posters. Once I did it on the wrong size poster board so got some points took off.
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  71. Jammie says:

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  72. Jammie says:

    I am a google friend
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  73. Jammie says:

    I like artskills on facebook Jammie Morey

  74. Julie says:

    Yard sale poster where I ran out of room.

  75. Julie says:

    Google friend
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  76. Sheila Newton says:

    Once when we were having a garage sale I was in a hurry and put the wrong address on one of the signs. One of the other signs I spelled garage “garge”. I got made fun of by my husband. He’s in charge now :)
    Thanks!

  77. Sheila Newton says:

    I follow your blog (Fine Insanity)

  78. susan says:

    Well I made a few posters for a school election, for a friend for a friend. I did a great job and it took me a while to finish… I spelled her name wrong, it was embarrassing,.

  79. Heather says:

    Messing up on a poster that was due the next day and having to go to the store at Midnight to find they had no more posters left!

  80. Kerrie Mayans says:

    My third grader was supposed to make a poster of the solar system and of course we waited until the last minute. Well being the cool mom that I am, I decided that it would be a good idea to do the lettering with glitter glue. That went fine but then she wanted to go around the planets and I need to tuck her brother into bed so I went to tuck him in and came back to fine half my kitchen covered in glitter glue because the baby had crawled over the poster and then all over the kitchen.

  81. Kerrie Mayans says:

    I subscribe to your blog’s rss feed thru google reader.

  82. Kerrie Mayans says:

    I follow your blog with google friend connect as degood

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  83. Valeen N says:

    My poster horror story was when my daughter informed me 30 minutes before we needed to leave for school that she needed to have a poster that day. We very quickly made one, and then I ran in to the bathroom to run a brush through my hair. When I came out, she had decided to add some “bling” to it by using glitter glue all over it. How do you carry a poster covered in wet glitter glue? By the time we got the poster to school the glitter glue was not where it started on the poster, and it was all over us, the car, and the rest of her school books!

  84. Samantha says:

    I receive your feed
    Followed you on Twitter (twitter id: samiialexxis)
    Followed Artskills on Twitter

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  85. anthy says:

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  86. susan smoaks says:

    i don’t really have any poster horror stories

  87. CHARLENE says:

    The first yard sale I had I screwed up the poster by putting the wrong address (lol).

  88. CHARLENE says:

    email subscribe

  89. CHARLENE says:

    Follower on GFC

  90. Douglas says:

    I’m a subber !! thank you for the great prize !!

  91. Amanda A says:

    The worst for me is making posters to advertise different things for our church’s children’s events. When I have to write things free-hand, it always turns out to be a slanting disaster! I have started printing out most things on the computer, and then taping it to a posterboard and embellishing it with scrapbooking type things. The items you are giving away look very useful!!

  92. Amanda A says:

    I follow on GFC!

  93. Jaclyn Reynolds says:

    Poster Horror story would have to be getting scolded by a former cheer mom over my poster making skills. Actually it was some passive aggressive scolding, even more horror!
    firstrosegrrl@yahoo.com

  94. lilshuga2001 says:

    I was procrastinating like always and when I put it all together the night before i realized I spelled the TITLE wrong~~

  95. lilshuga2001 says:

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  96. Gianna says:

    I bought some paint that did nothing but run and not dry and it was a disaster.

  97. R Hicks says:

    Last year I tried to make a yard sale sign and flubbed up by not keeping the words even. Looked like a child made it!

    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

  98. R Hicks says:

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  99. R Hicks says:

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  100. R Hicks says:

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  101. R Hicks says:

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  104. R Hicks says:

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  105. R Hicks says:

    follow both twitter and tweeted

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  106. Lily Kwan says:

    I once painted a poster for art class and only got a B on it.

  107. Lily Kwan says:

    I subscribed to your blog.

  108. Lily Kwan says:

    I became a fan of Artskills on Facebook.

  109. Lily Kwan says:

    I entered the Jawbone contest.

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