Friday, November 2, 2007

Step Right Up, You're the next contestant!!!

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketLast week I saw that Rocks in My Dryer was hosting a "Contest Carnival" of sorts. I planned to get it together and join in the fun but with my sewing machine in the shop and trying to catch up after the craziness of last week I am just now getting around to it. So here I am....

This is how it works. I am giving away a 5X7 hand stamped scrapbook. If you would like to be entered into my contest just leave me a comment telling me the coolest thing you ever saw that someone made themselves. I will draw a name on Monday at 8 A.M. So you have until then. You should check out some of the other contests (although some end tonight) - there are 647 other give aways as of right now. GO HERE to see the other participants!

96 comments:

Erin M in MO said...

That is beautiful! I'd love to be entered.

Thanks!
author_erin@lycos.com

Anonymous said...

You create absolutely beautiful items. I would be honored if you would enter my name!

artandnature [at] juno dot *com*

Sarah said...

The coolest thing I have received that was handmade was this fox papier mache string dispenser my mom made one Christmas. The "eyeglasses" are scissors for the string. Mom got motivated and made about half a dozen of these for me and her siblings!

http://tinyurl.com/26la6s

Of course, I've seen more time- and work-intensive projects than this (like the designer-copy wedding dress my friend's mom made her), but this is the coolest handmade gift I've received.

I'd love a chance to win your handstamped scrapbook. I love scrapbooking, and your book would have a good home here. :-)

sarah_carol (at) hotmail (dot) com

Promises Fulfilled said...

That is so beautiful!

The coolest thing that I saw that was handmade...there are so many things. I think that it would have to be a silver ring that my friend made in a jewelry class, a portrait drawing that my hubby did (before I knew him), and a place setting for 8 that someone made in a pottery class that I took in collage (I was a biology major, but chose to take pottery as my art elective!). There are many more things, but those are the things that come to mind.

I really like what you did with the stamps on the scrapbook. I am just getting into stamping (making my own baby announcements) and I find that it is a little hard to come up with ideas! I have to decide on it tonight though b/c I want to make mass quantities of them tomorrow (baby not due until Jan 2nd)

Thank you for the chance to win!

Alaina said...

Beautiful! Well, I don't consider myself very artsy but I've seen some amazing pottery and my brother in-law has done a couple of awesome inlaid wood tables!

SOAP said...

Hmm...my mom made her own wedding dress, it was soo beautiful!

Mommy said...

Well, I think the coolest thing that someone ever made was a T-Shirt that my sister painted for me for Christmas.

I was 8 years old, and crazy about horses. She drew a horses head on the T-Shirt, and used ribbon for the halter, and gold beads for the chain lead. It was beautiful! It looked like she used an air brush, but she didn't. She just used regular paint brushes. I wish I still had that T-Shirt. :( Don't know where it ended up.

Thanks for this contest. The album is gorgeous!

Jennifer said...

I'd love to win, so please count me in. Good luck everyone & Happy Fall!

Michelle O. said...

Your giveaway is beautiful! The most beautiful thing someone ever handcrafted that I saw was: a gorgeous amethyst tumbled stone bracelet and earring set that a kind woman made me as a thank you gift for passing clothes on to her through Freecycle. Please enter me in the drawing, I'd love to win! Thank you.

Once Upon a Dream... said...

I would love to win! Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanx! My email is in my profile.

The coolest thing that I've ever seen made was a skirt a girl I new in college had thrown together. It was soo cool, I made one too. I actually got married on the beach in that skirt! lol

If you visit my blog and look near the beginning of October, there is a post entitled "Happy Anniversary to Us!". In the post, I'm wearing the skirt I made.

Eden

windycindy said...

Hello, Your stamped book are very pretty! I think they are "Hero Arts" stamps. They are my favorite! I think one of the coolest things I have seen that someone made is a unusual purse from a cigar box. Please enter me in your drawing! Thanks, Cindi
jchoppes@hotmail.com

Annikke said...

That is SO pretty!
nikkesp@yahoo.com

M.E. said...

This is the coolest! Enter me too, please!

Anonymous said...

Oh that is an easy one - my best friend in high school had a mom who was the most artistic woman I have ever met and she once made a carousel music box out of an ostrich egg! And the carousel even moved as the music played! It was incredibly beautiful and unique!
Enter me please!
Thanks so much,
Mandi
onecrazymom4littlemonkeys@yahoo.com

Amy ~ (Life's Small Treasures) said...

All the ladies at our church put together a one of a kind cookbook for our Pastor's wife. We all submitted recipes and then 3 of us ladies scrap booked pages with recipes on them anywhere from 2-3 per page. It turned out so pretty, and she was so touched by the gift.

Please include me in your drawing
~Amy

Meleah the Mommy said...

What a beautiful scrapbook. Please count me in! Thank you for sharing this unique handmade artwork.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the chance to win!

Chris
ccweston40(at)hotmail(dot)com

Jacki said...

So beautiful! Please count me in.....Thanks!

Trisha said...

Beautiful scrapbook -- please enter me.

My mother makes amazing things for me and the kids all the time. Scrapbooks, altered bib overalls, but my favorite is the table she made for me. She rocks.

Liz said...

Please sign me up- the scrapbook looks absolutely beautiful! I have seen alot of gorgeous handmade things as I am surrounded by alot of creative people- one of my favorites would be the wedding cake that my best friends mom made us! She is a teacher and just makes cakes as a hobby for a few loved ones and it was one of the most amazing cakes I have seen!

heather h said...

Oh my, this is so pretty! I need to start working on my one year old's scrapbook, and this is a beautiful way to get it kick started!

Laane said...

Oh, this is sooo beautiful!
What a great give-away.
I would love to win, so enter me please.

Thanks!

You can find contact with me through the contactform at the right top of my site, called: "contactform".
http://laaneworld.blogspot.com


Feel welcome to enter my give-away!

Kena said...

The most beautiful thing I have ever seen that someone made (and gave to me) was a beautiful circus clown and animal 3-D quilt. I got it for my baby shower and I absolutely think it is one of the neatest things I have ever seen. My girls love it too (although, I don't allow them to be unattended with it!)

I love your scrapbook too--and would love to win!
kenalou at hotmail dot com

Melanie said...

Stunning scrapbook! I want it!
I've been amazed at so many craft creations, but one of my favourites is the "Quillow"--the quilt that folds up into a pillow.

melanie at welfing dot net

Shannon said...

That is beautiful, count me in!

Betsy said...

To me, quilts are the coolest thing someone could make. I wish I could.

Amy said...

I would have to agree that quilts are wonderful - my grandmother (in-law) made us one for our wedding - wow!

I'm a homemade crafty person and really love all of it!!

Tyna said...

The coolest handmade thing I ever saw was the wedding dress that Auntie M made for Auntie K's wedding. It was so beautiful and elegant.

nor_lou said...

The coolest thing was a set of little red riding hood paper mache puppets my mom made and then used in shows at our school when my sisters and I were growing up

mavis said...

one of my favorite things is a recipe tin decoupaged in racy magazine cut outs and the heads of chickens. it's just so random and not very martha at all. i mean, if someone were to decorate a recipe tin, you imagine it would be with pictures of lilacs and inspirational quotes. this is much better.

Sonya said...

I've seen so many beautiful things that people have made but I think some of the prettiest have been handmade cards. I love the unique sense a person brings to them when they personalize them.

Deb M. said...

Your scrapbook is beautiful...I would love to be entered in your drawing.

The most amazing hand-made item I've seen (of course I'm biased) is an armoire that my husband made for me. I had seen one I liked a lot at Pottery Barn & he measured it & made me one. It is beautiful & a treasure. :o)

Thanks for the chance to win...

Meredith A. said...

The coolest thing I have ever seen handmade... hmm... there was a lady I was interning with in college who made her daughter wedding dress (it looked like a designer dress, I'm talking Vera Wang. Simply amazing) and she made her wedding cake, AND all the food for a 300 person reception. It was amazing... that is not even what she does for a living!
Count me into your beautiful giveaway!

Melissa said...

You've done a beautiful job! I'd love to win.

Gina Conroy said...

Simply beautiful! Enter me!

Portraitwriter (at) gmail(dot) com and come visit mine!

Holly said...

I would love to be entered please. The neatest thing I have ever seen someone make is a toddler prairie skirt.

the mama said...

the coolest thing i've ever seen someone make is my girls. :) my husband and i made them ourselves.

cute book! crossing my fingers!

Kristiem10 said...

When my mom was about 12, her sister got married. My mom was asked to be a bridesmaid, but she was very small for her age. Luckily for her, my grandmother is an expert seamstress, and made a dress identical to the bridesmaid dresses. I have seen both dresses in person,and you really can't tell them apart. I think that's pretty cool.

Lesha said...

Very beautiful!


I honestly can't think of anything I've seen someone make.

greg&sarina said...

the coolest thing i ever say that somebody made themselves was the first ultrasound picture of our little baby, conceived by me and my husband :)

please enter me!!
thanks!

tAnYeTTa said...

please! count me in thank you.

michelle said...

The coolest thing I've ever seen that someone made themselves? Well, I would have to say some cool Lego sculptures that someone sent me a link to online.

I think your scrapbook is beautiful, judging by the photo. I would love to be entered in your drawing.

Michelle
www.northofthe49.com
michelle (at) northofthe49 (dot) com

Kyleen said...

Coolest thing I have ever seen that was handmade was a quilt made for a young gal with inoperable cancer. Her friends and family all made squares with words of encouragement and love and her mother pieced it together. Truely a labor of love.

Your scrapbook is beatiful! Thank you for a chance to win.

Sarah said...

The coolest handmade thing I've ever seen...Well, that's hard. I'm in awe of people who can paint or draw...I have seen some really beautiful quilts...and someday I'd love to be able to afford a set of hand blown wine glasses. Then there are the little things...my son made a pretty adorable Christmas ornament for me last year and I treasure it...

Your scrap book is beautiful. I'd love to win.

Debbie said...

Your album is beautiful! The coolest thing I've ever seen that was hand made was my 1st son's baby blanket made by my MIL.

Linda said...

Please enter me.
ernestsgirl82@aol.com

The coolest thing would be a huge dollhouse that my neice received as a gift. A man made it out of popcicle sticks.

Midge said...

The coolest thing I have that is hadmade is from Pamada(sp), it is a mula?, xanga.com/midge8

Amber said...

Beautiful! :)

Hollie said...

The coolest thing I have ever seen made was made for me it was a mini paperbag scrapbook with all Roo's in the hospital pics in there...it was beautiful!

Chele said...

Okay, I'm stepping up and want to be included in this awesome giveaway. WOW -- you do beautiful work. I sure hope I win!!!

Tricia said...

Would you please enter me in this contest. www.gardnerdragonflydreams.com

Ginny said...

Beautiful! Count me in :)

striving... said...

oh that is very pretty. thanks for the chance.

barbara said...

the coolest handmade thing?

My hubby made a sewing machine cabinet for me - for Christmas our 2nd year of marriage - it had the "Wagner Wobble" because he and his buddy (last name Wagner, of course) had made it together - and at THAT time (nearly 40 years ago now) EVERYTHING he made had a wobble - no matter how many times he trimmed and measured and trimmed again. ;)

Summer said...

How beautiful!

Christy said...

the coolest thing I have seen is the jewelry that a friend of mine makes

mom in the know said...

love it!

Geri said...

Count me in!!!Thanks for the contest!!! I love this;)
Gerijones64@hotmail.com

Tobi said...

That is so beautiful. I would love it.

Shelly said...

I would love this!
bwyramon@yahoo.com

Shannon said...

oh i love homemade goodies, great idea and giveaway, thanks.

palmersf@comcast.net

Bethany said...

Add me in. I want to win something this weekend!

Tammy said...

that is beautiful! Count me in!!

Kathy said...

That scrapbook is beautiful! The most amazing handmade things I have ever seen are Native American beaded necklaces made by elementary age children.

Doreen said...

Beautifully made, wow!!

Katie said...

What a nice giveaway. Count me in, thanks! katie at dekabyte dot com

seahagstudio said...

this would be awesome to win. the coolest thing anyone ever made themself and gave me was by my cousin geri and it was a small beaded matt. it was out of red linen , hand painted, embroidered and stamped in all shades of red(i never knew there were so many shades!!) then around the oval center she beaded layers and layers of red beads, it is gorgeous!! thanks, tracy

Amity said...

How lovely..please enter me!!!

Rebecca said...

Beautiful gift. Count me in.

LivingforGod said...

My mom made her own wedding dress. That's cool!

Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks!

Hélène said...

The coolest thing that I ever saw was a huge trailor that my brother made. A real genuine trailer he made in welding class. It even was licensed for use on highways and freeways.

Eimi (Amy) said...

This is beautiful! Please count me in!

Michelle said...

so beautiful! i have always had a hard time getting into the stamping. Count me in!

Chappyswife said...

Beautiful! I'd love to win this!!!

angelaandconnor@gmail.com said...

SOOO pretty! Please enter me!

Melissa Neece said...

What a beautiful scrapbook! You are so talented!
Thanks for the contest!

http://melissaneece.blogspot.com/2007/10/giveaway.html
(Lots of pregnancy and natural living links)

~Melissa

lydia said...

Count me in please!

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings said...

How pretty! Count me in please!

Michelle B. said...

I would say a wedding scrapbook I saw someone make that was so beautiful.
Please enter me in your contest.
srkb@juno.com

Alyson, Brett & Girls said...

This is gorgeous! Please enter my name!

Deborah said...

Love it! Enter me, too!

Deborah said...

Sign me up, please!!! Enter me!

Wei-Ting said...

Beautiful, enter me please!
purplemelody114@yahoo.com

Emily said...

My friend makes necklace charms that are little metal framed shadow boxes. She just made one for me with a wedding picture of my grandparents on one side and the saying "All because two people fell in love" on the other. I love it.

Karen said...

This is fabulous! Please count me in, thank you:-) The coolest thing I have seen is handblown glass in Branson, it was gorgeous!

kpuleski [at] gmail [dot] com

MamaLady said...

Thanks!
Mamalady
www.icantleavewellenoughalone.wordpress.com
mamaladyp at gmail dot com

Wyrd said...

ooooo, pretty! Please sign me up.

Sarah said...

There are so many cool things out there. I think the coolest is when people do make their gifts themselves! I have never seen this idea (a hand stamped Scrapbook) ~~ That is very cool!! Creative! I would love to win~ Very nice work!
http://sassyfrazz.blogspot.com/2007/10/fall-yall.html
sharvey at connections-etc dot net

Felicia said...

The best homemade gift I ever recieved was my husband carved a jewelry box out of a chunk of oak one time. I still have it.

Please enter me in your contest.

Carrie said...

Wow, that is very beautiful! I'm honored to join in the giveaway!

Carrie
mountainrailway at gmail dot com

Jenna Glatzer said...

Oh! That is so pretty! Lately, the most impressive handmade thing I've seen is a beautiful ring sling. I've seen it only online, not in person, but it's lovely.

Lib said...

Please add my name to the hat, if you will :)

Happy Autumn and Good luck to all!

Lib
notmuchmorethanthis [at] gmail [dot] com
Not Much More Than This

Bad Sheep said...

One of the coolest things I have seen was a star wars costume, General Grievous and it won the costume contest.

badsheep13 (at) gmail (dot) com

Linda SS said...

What a fabulous giveaway. The album is beautiful and I would be so thrilled if I won it:) I went to a craft fair just yesterday & bought a really fun football book. It was personalized for my grandson's favorite team, the Seattle Seahawks and had his name, other players, friends & family in it. It's definitely one of the best creative items I've ever seen.

Anonymous said...

The coolest thing? I don't know. :)

Ashley

forhisglorytoo at comcast dot net

Richelle said...

Some of the coolest things I have seen were in the "felt toy" category on flicr. Very fun! Please enter me!