Wednesday, June 27, 2012

A blogoversary giveaway announced during WOYWW

This post to remain above other posts until the close of the giveaway. Please feel free to enter the giveaway, then scroll down for newer posts. Thank you.


Way back in 2005, I started this blog. This was the ONLY post I published that year. And the blog looked a lot different back then, too (As an aside, it is still well over 100 F as I prepare to publish this post tonight. I wonder what the temperature was that day in 2005). It took me another year to fully appreciate blogging. Now I can't imagine not blogging. That's especially true since I am not on any of the other social media sites. So why am I talking about a blogoversary that isn't going to happen until July 10? I'm having a giveaway, that's why! And since I'm an altered artist, the giveaway will come directly from my stash.


At this point, I'm not sure what you'll get, but I suspect I'll throw in some fabric I've dyed or rusted.


It's also a sure bet there will be some alterable goodies like playing cards, puzzle and game pieces, tickets, and probably a laminate chip or two.


I'll dig into my stash of wallpaper, as well as


book pages and sheet music, many of them old or vintage, in order to find the exact right pieces you can use in your collages or art.


Of course, an altered art giveaway wouldn't be complete without bits and bobs of old one-of-a-kind jewelry and other bling I have accumulated over the years.


The one thing I'm sure of is there will also be a double set of never used rubber stamps and a dye pad, both of which I purchased several months ago when I first conceived this event.

And that doesn't even include my handmade and hand painted papers I will send that anyone should like.


I'll include all these and as much more as I can stuff into a flat rate envelope, along with a handmade quiltlet, made specifically for the winner. If the winner's country doesn't allow flat rate envelopes, I will fill a large padded envelope with the same goodies. So as long as you live anywhere in THIS world, you are welcome to join in.

So here's the deal. Just like with my AB class I'm teaching, there are NO obligations, other than you must leave a comment so I know you stopped by.

You have until July 10, the day of my blogoversary, to leave a comment on THIS POST to be eligible for the giveaway. Other than that, there is nothing else you have to do. No hoops, no commitments.

This is my way of giving back to a community that has shared so much with me. Thanks to eac
h and every one of you who have made my blogging experience so much fun.

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143 thoughtful remarks:

fairy thoughts said...

hey Elizabeth,
I haven't visited for a while so looks like I chose a good day to pop by. Sadly I have fallen by the wayside on the altered book class, I will get back to it after D2's wedding.
It looks like you are having as much fun choosing your giveaway as the lucky winner will have playing with it.... hope it is me
Happy WOYWW
janet aka fairy thoughts (sorry no Linky yet)

elle said...

Congrats on a successful blogging career. Like you blogging is my only social media and it keeps me quite busy enough. Thanks for the chance to win!

Halle said...

I was just thinking about your rocking horses. Weird. Fun blogoversary giveaway. Not that I need any more "stuff" but who can resist a giveaway! I keep missing my blogoversary. I think it's because it's in the midst of a busy month for us. What ever made me start a blog then?? Craziness.
Have a great day!!

BJ said...

WOW Elizabeth, what a great give away, I'd be happy just with some sheet music (really ought to find somewhere to get hold of some here) Anyway, you'll be glad to know that I have actually done a spread in my AB this evening. I had it sort of planned but it just hadn't happened but in the end the plan even had frames in it. (and that was BEFORE your lesson - LOL). Will sort a photo tomorrow.... BJ#4

LiliansArt said...

Wow happy almost blogaversarry! Lol. Awesome stockpile you have too! Lots of great goodies in store for the winner. !!

Robin Panzer Art said...

Well happy, happy Blogaversary! What wonderful stash and an exciting giveaway! Of course whenever I hear handmade and handpainted papers I get very excited! I am impressed you've blogged for so many years and sure enjoy stopping by for WOYWW on a regular basis. So Happy Anniversary and Happy WOYWW! ~Robin Panzer Art

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Hi Elizabeth, I am soooo glad I live somewhere on this planet and am eligible for the giveaway! I am sure whatever you send off will be soooo interesting! If I lived near you I would be a pest cause I would want to inspect your house and all your stash! patsy #22

Rita said...

OMGoodness! I can't think of a better prize to win for a newbie to mixed media and collage!!! Count me in. So glad you blog. I don't do the other social medias, either. :)

Rita said...

Love your blog, your work inspires me, I have deep admiration for the love you put forward when their work. I hope one day to make something similar to you. Congratulations
kisses
Brazil (Lages / SC)
http://gilscraparte.blogspot.com.br

Judys Fabrications said...

I would love a chance to win treasures from your stash.I love looking at your blog Elizabeth. Sadly I "LOST" my blog this week.I cried.All that work, bloglists, followers..all gone.Oh well, life is full of fresh starts isn't it.

Kate said...

Wow, I have been following your blog for some time now and am facinated by your altered books. I really want to start your AB class sometime soon. Your giveaway looks fabulous and full of goodies I could sure use in an AB. Please include me!

Danielle said...

Wow, you have a great stash! And what a wonderful prize package. Congrats on your blogoversary! dani31

peggy aplSEEDS said...

oh i would love to get some goodies from you, Elizabeth! i hope my name gets picked! congratulations on your coming blog anniversary! you've been blogging for a long time!
hugs,
peggy aplSEEDS

Vicki Holdwick said...

Wow, Elizabeth,

I'd love to win some of your stash. Happy Bloggiversary!!!

xoxo

Beverley Baird said...

Congratulations on your blogversary! There is so much to love about blogging that's for sure!
What a great giveaway!

RosA said...

Hi Elizabeth, Happy (almost) Blogaversary! My AB is coming along slowly. Should do a post about it soon. Thanks for all the detailed instructions you post.
RosA # 40

Lisa Richards said...

How exciting! Happy Blogaversary! My darned eyes...I can't make out the horse in the last photo!
Thank you for sharing so much with the blogging community and have a great WOYWW!
Lisa
#45

sandee said...

What a fun give away, I want to come visit and really see all that you have stashed away there..uhhh..is there like a no tornado season? lol waving the number #49 from the hills of North Carolina :)

inkypinkycraft said...

some wonderful goodies for the winner! happy blogaversary..i have been blogging nearly a year and am loving it!
have a great week.
ps i have some nearly a year anniversary blog candy! trace x 58

craftymonki.com said...

Wow, what a cracking giveaway. Someone is going to be very lucky indeed.

(early) congrats on the blogiversary

Zoe #54

Rebeca Trevino said...

wow! congrats on 7 years of blogging!
i always enjoy visiting your very informative blog, i always learn something from you.
keep blogging!

Diane said...

I am just now dipping my feet into he altered art waters and look to you for inspiration each day. Congrats on you versary and thank for sharing. Blessngs, Dianr

Neet said...

Hi Elizabeth, thank you for the chance to win a load of goodies that is very generous of you and what a great prize to win. Just one thing has me puzzled, and I think I must be missing out but how do you rust fabric?
BTW I could not find a rocking horse in that last photo.
Congrats on the coming anniversary - long may you continue to blog.
Hugs, Neet #20 xx

kay said...

well congratulations on your upcoming blog anniversary,doesnt time fly,would love the chance to win your goodies,happy blogging
kay #69

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Starting off hot here too :) I don't really use any other social media sites either, although spend a lit of time on my own scrapbooking site. But once I made the decision to blog, after the scrapbooking magazine I was working for ceased publication, so I had a place to share my work in more detail, I hit the ground running and never looked back. Sometimes I think I might take a little hiatus, but thenI think I would be back to talking to myself as my few followers would desert me :)

Congrats on your blogiversary. And lovely to offer a giveaway.

Happy WOYWW as well!

Mary Anne (1)

Helen said...

Happy WOYWW and approaching blogaversary! Your blog is always so interesting to read.
Please include me in your draw.

Helen said...

(sorry, should have said, I am #26 which is apt as yesterday was my birthday!!) Helen.

Annie said...

That sounds like an amazing give away your putting together. Only one problem is I am certainly on another planet so prob wont win it hehehe.
Have a fab week.
Hugs,
A x #83

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

What a fabulous giveaway... so very generous, Happy blogaversary!
Happy woywwing!
Jennie #80 ( such a good number! )

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Ah, I am a mere bloggy novice compared to you, Elizabeth! But I have really enjoyed the past year - my whole family is involved now, pointing out photo opportunities when they arise!
That's a whole lotta stash you are giving away there - I honestly wouldn't know what to do with most of it so please don't enter my name for the draw, let someone else have the chance to win and use it!!
Many Congrats and much love on your Blogaversary though!
Hugs, LLJ #3 xx

Redanne said...

Wow, that is some giveaway Elizabeth, someone is going to be very lucky indeed. I have only been blogging for a few months now but I honestly don't think I could give it up now, I really enjoy it, it is so lovely to be able to 'talk' to people around the world. Happy WOYWW, Anne x #57

KatzElbows said...

Blogging does get to you, doesn't it. I love the way it gives you a whole community who doesn't think you're crazy because crafting just does it for you. And of course we get to see artists grow and develope. Very cool! Amazing giveaway. Very generous and so much fun for you and the winner.

cheers, rachel #68 (for now. I have a feeling a couple of links are going to be deleted!)

Sandy said...

Wow what a lot of different things you have in your stash. What a very cool giveaway. Sandy :)#51

Susan said...

Hi Elizabeth,
Congratulations on your blog's aniversity!
And what a really wonderfull giveaway!

Love Susan

Hazel said...

What a wonderful lot of goodies - I would love to be considered to win anything from your lovely stash. Blogging certainly has become a way of life (I've had my blog since 2007 and can't imagine life without it. I've made so many crafting friends and especially through WOYWW. Hope you have a good week. Hazel, WOYWW #27 x

CraftygasheadZo said...

Wow how generous, whoever wins will be a lucky crafter, I would be over the moon! Blogging has changed my life, I've made friends and though I set up the blog a while ago I've only been actively using it for just over a year too. Amazing place to be. Take care, enjoy this week's snooping extravaganza! Zo xx 74

Angie said...

How things have changed over the years ...and I think we all have JD to thank for increased foot fall around wednesday. Although I have little, if any, mojo at the moment ...I would love to be lucky enough to recieve your giveaway ....if only to see a sample of your paper or material, that you have created.xx#93

Ann B said...

Huge congratulations on the blogaversery and thanks for the chance to win some great goodies. Will keep my fingers crossed, and my toes (?).

Ann B
#71

JoZart said...

Lovely to share some of all that interesting stash which all looks so interesting and desirable to me. It's even better not knowing what would be in the parcel and it's good to be in with a chance!!
My book is creeping along so I'll show and tell when I return from Slovenia and my visit with Donna to Cardarian. Woo hoo! It's next week!!!
Lots of love JoZarty x

AnnieC said...

Hi there Elizabeth, well I haven't got time to do WOYWW properly this week, because we're about to leave the house for a few days away, but I just thought I'd have a quick peek around and I'm so glad I did! I was a reluctant blogger initially but addicted to it now - happy continued blogging and thanks for the chance to maybe win some of your goodies (my mouth is watering at the thought - is that weird?!) Annie x

sandra de said...

Ohhh Elizabeth you will have hundreds of comments because we all want a peak at your wonderful stash. Congrats on blogging so regularly. It has been lovely getting to know you and bleubeard through woyww.

Julia Dunnit said...

Typically generous of you Elizabeth, please don't include me, I've received your artwork previously and someone else should benefit. Love your range of photos this morning, oh the rummage potential is enormous! I have a part made rocking horse in the garage right now, Mr Dunnit has brought it home to do the sculting of the face and hooves....he thinks he'll have more time at home. I remain to be convinced as he's not here that much!

Joynana said...

Hi Elizabeth, WOW, you have so many goodies and so many different types of things that I never thought to use in my art. Happy Anniversary and like you, I never thought that I would be still blogging over 3 years from the day I started. And I am also not on face book or any other site. I tried the ning sites and they just did not work for me.

Joynana said...

I forgot to give my number. #35

Diana Taylor said...

Congratulations on your upcoming blog anniversary - love the look of your work space - lots of lovely goodies and so generous to have a giveaway to mark the occasion - I've only been blogging a year but really enjoy it and have met so many wonderful artists and blog friends through it.
Have a great week
Diana #106

Glenda said...

I love to come see what you are doing every week! Lots of creativity and beauty always to see! Just look at all your stuff! Great pictures for WOYWW!
Glenda #107

Sian Evans said...

Congratulations for your blog anniversary! I am a humble blog novice compared to you although we do have one thing in common - we are both in love with altered art!!! Wahoo! I always stop by to see what you have created as it is so close to what I do too. Enjoy your cyber celebrations! xx Sian - One and Only Designs WOYWW Number 100.

Peggy said...

Congrats on your blog anniversary!!!have a great day

butlersabroad said...

Congrats on the blogiversary, I don't do other social media sites although I have a Facebook account I rarely use it. I'm glad you started blogging and also joined WOYWW, it's been a pleasure knowing you and visiting you too and seeing all your creations, not to mention the rocking horses, lol! As to my messy room, you know I think you're right, it's all his blinkin' mess!!

Hugs
Brenda 5

see you there! said...

Look how far you have come from that beginning post. You are always so generous with your ideas and now having such a generous give away. Of course I want to throw my hat in the ring (so to speak).

Darla

Wendy Wirth said...

Happy Blogiversary Elizabeth,
Hope you're staying cool, our high is 99 degrees with the hest indices well over 100. I am so grateful for the invention of air conditioning.
Wendy W

Helen said...

Happy Blogaversary Elizabeth. What a good idea for a giveaway. I wonder what treasures you will find to give to your lucky winner. Have fun gathering! WOYWW Hugs from Helen 89

JoAnne said...

Happy Blogiversary! I love visiting here-always inspiring. Please count me in your most generous giveaway.

Bridget Larsen said...

Very interesting storage areas you have htere
Bridget #28

Serendipity Stamping said...

Hi friend, A Bogiversary, so exciting. Hanging in there all these years shows you truly love what you are doing. I make sure you are one of my visits each time I get on the computer. Hope you get loads of comments this week. #118

olive said...

wow...what a great prize. Its always a thrill to visit (even if it is only through the internet) and have a cuppa with you. Good luck

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I love the peek at all your different stash places. I don't do much altered art myself because I already have way too much stuff, but the few things I've done I so enjoyed. I'll bet it so much fun to dig through your piles and stashes to find just the right stuff. It is like Christmas all the time (only a lot warmer, apparently).

kissinia said...

What a generous lady you must be indeed :) Happy WOYWW and have a great week! kissinia

Jo Murray said...

I hope you include a pawprint from Bleubeard in this one. Congratulations on your Blogoversary. So much information and shared thoughts. THanks for it all.

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Congrats, I can't believe you have been blogging that long! WOW... xox

Twiglet said...

What an exciting give away that sounds for a fabric worker like me! Happy Blogaversary! x Jo #72

Debs Willis said...

What a generous giveaway! I've been blogging less than a year, (I think!) so will have to go back and check when I started

Happy woyww

debs #146

Dawn said...

Wow, what a giveaway Elizabeth, would come in really useful for your fab AB class tee hee. Thank-you so much for your kind and supportive comments on my lesson 10 pages, very much appreciated as always. I'm definitely going to leave the heart page as it is, I think you are right in that the frame is the focus and adding any more around the edge could change that, thank-you for the help.
Hugs x

Claire said...

oh my!! i hope i can enter, even though i didn't WOYWW this week...
you are a lovely, generous soul, elizabeth. many blessings xx

Craftymoose Crafts said...

I am so happy to have met you thru your blog. I have enjoyed your art, your tutorials, and all of your posts that share your part of the world.
Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveway!

505whimsygirl said...

Oh wow!! Please, oh please put my name in the hat! How fun to get an envelope just full of fun little things! Congrats on your blog anniversary (my first year is coming up in August)! I wouldn't have imagined how close I feel to bloggers that I've met. It's an amazing community, isn't it.

Happy WOYWW
Hugs, Kay #34

Laura Thykeson said...

Hi! I am a faithful reader that just recently discovered your blog....I would be thrilled to have any of the things you listed for your giveaway!!! I also am having a giveaway at my own blog at http://tazscorner1.blogspot.com...It is for a hand-painted bangle bracelet that I made myself, with a pink hibiscus design painted on it. I would be honored if you could visit my blog as well!

Tarnished Rose said...

Congratulations on 7 years of blogging! I've only recently become a follower of your blog, but I look forward to each and every post.

Smiles~
Marilyn

Barbara Moore said...

Congratulations on your Blogaversary! I read your posts all the time even though I don't often comment. I love your tutorials on altering books and the rest of your Art. Please keep blogging! Thanks

Maureen Hayes said...

What a lovely and generous gift! I would be beyond thrilled to win, as I am sure anyone who does will be. Most of all, THANK YOU for not making us jump through hoops. I understand that people want to grow their blogs, but if I have to stand on my head, while counting from twenty backwards, while drinking a glass of grape juice, just to win a prize, NO THANKS! :-)

As far as the other social media, I am with you. I truly only go on if I have to enter a giveaway, I have no time or use for all of it. I found your lovely blog just recently and was so excited because I have wanted to learn how to do an altered book forever! Of course I am back at the beginning, but I am so excited that you are here, and I subscribed via email the day I found you.

Happy Blogoversary a little early, may you have many more years of sharing with us!

Anonymous said...

I just found your blog a short time ago. It is just so down to earth and I love your tutorials.
I am in the process of gathering all my supplies for journaling. I have repurposed a few old books into journals.
I can't wait to get started.
Keep on sharing your work with all of us who appreciate your skills.
Barb
North Carolina

Cynthia ☮ said...

I have enjoyed your blog. Please enter me in your blogoversary giveaway! Happy blogging!

Cynthia

okienurse said...

Congratulations on your long lived blog. Did you see me wave as I passed through Wichita on Sunday? We were on our way north storm chasing otherwise I would have called and stopped by to meet you and say hello! Have a great week. Vickie #159

Pam Parker said...

I enjoy your blog very much. I love your detailed tutorials and also I love the links in most of your posts which enable me to peek at lots of talented people's blogs at the same time. I would love to win your wonderful prize as being a total beginner every little source of inspiration is a huge help. Congrats on your blogoversary. Cheers from Oz

RosC said...

Hello Elizabeth, g'day Bleubeard.
I know it's hot over there so I just hope you're not close to fire prone areas.
Well done with the blog anniversary. You do some interesting stuff, very imaginative. Sorry I missed dropping by last weeek but happy to leave a message on this special post for you.
Ros #121

Spyder said...

Happy bloganniversary!! doesn't time fly, it took me ages to get going too, but now I can't think what I did before!! You got me started on altering books, and although I've never shown my (not very good so far) journal attempts, one day I will!! (honest!!) I'd love to come a have a rummage!!! Have a great crafty week. HaPpY WoYwW ((Lyn)) #32

BJ said...

Oh it's not that private. She just keeps remarking on me playing badminton on Wednesday's making WOYWW a bit difficult. Then I sent her an ATC with a shuttlecock on!! Then you might remember her WOYWW ATC paint smudge shape, Just a giggle really. BJ

TinaW said...

Wow- what a fantastic giveaway! So very generous of you.

irene said...

happy blogiversary. i stumbled upon your lovely blog though other altered book lovers. i can't wait to peruse more of your posts.

Nickalli said...

Happy anniversary! It takes so much time and commitment to keep up your wonderful blog, you are soooo appreciated!! Thanks for the giveaway, new toys are always a treat!! Hope you treat yourself for your amazing accomplishment!

Sunshine Girl said...

My first year of blogging only included one post too! Congratulations on your blogaversary! dont count me in on the giveaway I just wanted you to know I still pass by even if I dont always take part in WOYWW!

Lorinda @ Everyday Endeavours said...

Happy almost blogaversary Elizabeth! Good for you for only using one social media tool. You're a smart, smart woman. And an incredibly generous woman. Your give-away looks simply fantastic and super inspiring with all those different materials. Happy WOYWW! Lorinda #13

Robyn (RedDogGirl) said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary!! I am happy I found you! LOVE your posts!

Elizabeth said...

Wow, Elizabeth, this is going to be some blogaversary giveaway. Really enjoyed the way you took us through the list of goodies that will be included in whatever it is that you put together ... so entertaining :) I can't say I'm not on any other social media sites because I use the chat facility on Facebook to communicate with my daughter ... as she is deaf the phone is not an option. However, I admit to being very bad a posting anything on my 'wall'! I'm glad you did discover the benefits of blogging as otherwise I'd never have 'met' you and I do enjoy reading your posts. Happy blogaversary. Elizabeth x #17

Tertia said...

Oh my goodness. That is an awesome give away!
I havvvvve finally finished the exam marking so now I can pop in for a visit.
Happy WOYWW

Jan said...

How generous of you! I'd love to be a lucky recipient!

Weasel said...

Happy blog anniversary - you have posted some fabulously inspirational ideas and one day I will get around to doing them - I'm just starting out in the big world of Altered Books and having a great deal of fun learning that "there are no rules in art!" Thanks for the chance to win some yummy altered stash!

Rachel said...

I always look forward to your blog posts.You make everything look so easy and fun. Your tutoriels are fabulous. I like your book reviews the best Ithink. Thanx for always posting.

XX Rachel XX

Kathleen said...

You are generous beyond words. Congratulations on your blogversary. I hope for our sake you have many more. Please enter me in your giveaway. Kathleen in York

Jennifer McLean said...

OOh, I'm In Elizabeth! That stash sounds fabulous and I'm just starting to use ephemera and found objects and pretty papers in my art so this would be perfect. Thanks for the Blogoversary giveaway and Happy Blogoversary!! I don't know what I'd do with myself without my blog either, it also got me my new job as Canadian contributing editor of Featuring Magazine so yup, dyed in the wool blogger.
Hugs,
Jenn (and scritches to Bluebeard)

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Elizabeth well you threw me a curved ball with that date at the top of the post - thought I must have fallen asleep for more time than i cared too :D already over week into July an all!
Wow that sounds like some candy and will put my hand up for it, along with everyone else in the WOYWW room! and just starting to get space sorted so I can actually one day in next month or so (all being well) have my own craft room - whoopee! but lots of work to be done first as have to tidy up two rooms properly to find it and do some culling .. happy WOYWW and thanks so much for sharing, Shaz in Oz.x #50

Pam Parker said...

I have already given you the reasons why I love your blog posts. Todays just reinforces my opinion because I could have written it myself. I also can't get my head around journalling, although I try and I seem to want to do it, but I think the reasons that you don't apply to mr also. I can't draw as well but I have lots of fun doing whatever it is that I do and call my art. Keep on keeping on
Greeting from Oz

TwinkleToes2day said...

Wow what a fantastic blogoversary giveaway! Thank you for the chance to get my hands on all those amazing goodies.
I have been popping in and out for a while and think perhaps it's time I 'Followed' so that I can learn more about altered art on a regular basis too. :0)

Magpie said...

Oooh, count me in too! I'm sure whatever you decide to give as the prize will be awesome. I'm not lucky, but who knows...maybe that will change :)

Congratulations on your !*SEVEN*! year blogoversary! That's wonderful!

Maggie

voodoo vixen said...

How fabulous!! I really really want a piece of your rusty fabric... so here's hoping!!

Diane ~ said...

Happy Blogoversary!!! how wonderfully generous of you to share all those collage treasures to the lucky winner!! Thanks so much Elizabeth! :D

IMGIRL said...

One of my favorite people and blogs. A Blogoversary! I LOVE IT! HAPPY HAPPY and well deserved! You know I love mixed media art, journaling, and altered art, so count me in. I love finding and receiving new supplies and treasures for art.

Hugs! and Congrats!!
Kim

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Hi Elizabeth, so glad I popped by just now so I can be in with a chance to win something from your stash, ooh exciting!
Whew I'd be a little melted puddle in that heat.
Anne x

Kat W said...

I wouldn't be entirely honest if I said I lived in THIS world cause much of my time I'm on a different planet entirely, lol :-)) But as I do have a registered address on this planet I would love to enter your giveaway please :-)

Kat :-) Xx

Carolyn Dube said...

I am so glad you blogged and continue to blog! I love reading your posts and getting my own creativity jump started! I loved your pocket post- I need to do more with pockets. Thanks for the inspiration!

AJ said...

Hi Elizabeth, looking at all your accumulated stuff made me smile, I keep cramming stuff into my tiny room, but I'm nowhere near as tidy as you. Your blog is inspirational, thanks for sharing.
Big love
AJ :-)

Anita said...

Hi Elizabeth. Thanks for giving a chance to win some of your fabulous goodies. Your beautiful creations are such an inspiration. Fingers crossed. ;) x

Jenny said...

Happy Blogoversary Elizabeth... and such a gorgeous giveaway... so generous and lovely...

Hugs
Jenny x

Brian Kasstle said...

Happy Blogoversary Elizabeth and Bluebeard! I love your rusty papers and fabrics!

Mandy said...

Seriously congrats on being in blogland for so long and great prize for your giveaway...wow!thankyou..xxx

Robyn said...

I am so excited to have found this blog! Love your work and your tutorials. I know where I'll be spending my internet time for awhile! Thanks for sharing.
Robyn

Linda said...

Congrats on your blogaversay Elizabeth!! I am so thrilled to have become a part of the blogging community this year and have met so many wonderful artistswho are so generous with sharing and giving.Thank you for such a generous giveaway.

Nicky said...

I just found your Blog through the Summer of Color links and am looking forward to exploring it further. Congratulations on blogging for such a long time!

Joanna said...

I can't imagine not blogging. I've only been blogging for a couple of years so many many congratulations to your anniversary! The blogging community has grown since I started, it must have been much quieter when you started!

Thank you for the chance to win your goodies :o)

x

flutterbycrafter said...

Congratulations on all your blogging and what a great giveaway, it's much appreciated.

Kezzy said...

Oh wow wow wow, gorgeous giveaway, how special would it be to receive handmade papers and goodies that are special to someone else, what a beautiful idea. Congratulations on your bloganniversary. Kerry xxx

Marilyn Morrison said...

I have been following your blog ever since I got interested in altered books...your blog is one of my favorite inspiration spots. Keep it up for at least another 5 years !

Katy said...

Happy Blogoversary!! I just celebrated my 1 year and I agree with you. What would I do with out it? I enjoy looking at people's projects and I can't tell you how much I have learned. I've learned a lot from your blog too :) Thank you and keep it up! Have a great 4th :)

Carol said...

Don't know how I've missed this but it would be ultra exciting to win those awesome prizes.

Lou Anne said...

Wow! Five years! You are always so generous with your artwork and your comments. Now, this treasure trove of goodies is the ultimate prize! What a neat idea. I'd love to win and I love visiting you and Bleubeard on your blog. I also appreciate it so much when you visit mine. Thank you!

Neil said...

Life without blogging; can't imagine it any more. Congrats on your 5 years and here's raising a glass to many many more......only coffee though as it's about 5 am, too early for anything stronger. Thanks for the chance to win some super goodies for art and a piece of your creativity too.

Barbara said...

Happy Anniversary! Wow! Thank you for a great blog. I am just starting to alter books. Your blog has helped me greatly. Special best wishes to you in all your celebrations. Thanks for a chance to win some really cool goodies.

LauraO said...

Just found your great blog and awesome giveaway. Please count me in for your drawing. Thanks!

Julia Winkler said...

Wowee -- this is exciting! I'd love to be part of your blogaversary giveaway. Thanks :)

Anneliese said...

Just to let you know that I am reading your posts regularly and enjoying them. I also try to do the altlered book, but did not come far up to now having a very, very busy DH and an old house to renovate.

Tracey Fletcher King said...

congrats on the upcoming bloggerversary... like you I couldn't imagine a world without blogging!!!!

Healing Woman said...

Look at all the blogger friends you have accumulated through the years! I'm so proud to be one of them. Hope to win some of those products that you have been using for your classes! Thanks so much Elizabeth.

minnemie said...

What a wonderful work place you have. Your stacks of fabrics are most delightful!

Neesie said...

Congrats on your bloggerversary ;D
I can't imagine life without blogging either...just think about all the wonderful friends, tips, encouragement, news, gossip, and inspiration we would miss. Unthinkable!

Alice said...

congratulations on your blogoversary! what an accomplishment! and i'd love to celebrate it with you by entering your giveaway :) what fun! i'd love to benefit from your stash :). if you want it, my email is: kenoly2000@hotmail.com
otherwise, i will be following your blog for fun ideas!

Yvonne said...

Congrats on your upcoming blogaversary! Always fun to see what you have been creating :)

Hugs
Yvonne

queenb2u said...

A blogaversary, a giveaway, how much fun. Congratulations. I visit your blog daily to see what is happening in your studio or your days out and about. I rarely leave a comment, sorry. But, I do admire your work and enjoy your tutorials. Thanks for sharing your world with me. Count me in on your giveaway.
Beth

inkytoes said...

congratulations on your blogaversary. i enjoy reading your blog. i really likef baseball nut ice cream, so i particularly enjoyed your post and project on that topic. you did a great job with the colors too. i definitely wanted to have a cone when i finished. but alas, where i am living now there are no BR shops. i have collected a few old books from the recycling center and want to start altering them, so i want to thank you for the tutorials you publish. seeing the step-by-step photos is a big help when learning.

inkytoes said...

congratulations on your blogaversary. i enjoy reading your blog. i really likef baseball nut ice cream, so i particularly enjoyed your post and project on that topic. you did a great job with the colors too. i definitely wanted to have a cone when i finished. but alas, where i am living now there are no BR shops. i have collected a few old books from the recycling center and want to start altering them, so i want to thank you for the tutorials you publish. seeing the step-by-step photos is a big help when learning.

Artyjen said...

What an exciting prospect to win some of your treasures and art ;) Happy blogaversary!!
xoxo Sioux

Michelle said...

Congratulations on seven years of blogging--

Happy Blogaversary!

Eileen Lockard said...

I would love to receive these treasures. Congratulations and thank you for my chance to win.

Cheryl said...

Please add my name to the long-long list of want-to-be winners of your fabulous give away ;-)
thank you-thank you...
big hugs,
Cheryl

Terrie Purkey said...

Just look at all these friendly folks who read your blog, who love what you share, and appreciate all the free information you share with the community. You're the best. Who wouldn't love to receive a goody envelope from you? I sure would!

I found the IA challenge confusing this week too - they had some kind of double post thing going on. I'm sure you weren't the only one confused!

fairyrocks said...

Happy Blogaversery. I do so enjoy popping in now and then to see what you are doing, thinking, creating. You will certainly light up someones life with your generous RAK. Thanks for making it hoopless...well that sounded better in my head LOL
Keep smiling and blogging

luverlie said...

always late to the party. Congratulations on your blogaversery. Thats a long commitment to anything. loving the altered book class.

JansArtyJunk said...

WOW!! that is a long time blogging!! Congrats and a Happy blogaversary!! ..and what a treasure of goodies you are giving away too, the rusty fabric sounds interesting!..and a handmade quiltlet...Some lucky lucky person is going to get a fabulous mail day soon!!
Hugs!
Jan x

Manon said...

Well done, one day I will get that far too...well I hope. I also have got to love blogging more and more. I shall do a give away soon too to join your party! I love celebrating and a change to win this. Thank youuuuuuuu!
ManonX

WrightStuff said...

I can't imagine not blogging either!! Wonderful to have 'met' you through Blogland and shared our creative adventures along the way!

sandra de said...

Blogging since 2005 WOW, I had no idea you have been out in cyber world that long. Happy blogaversery.
Sandra de

Kristin said...

Oh YES please! Count me in. And congratulations on your achievement! One post or not the first year, it's a beautiful accomplishment to have been blogging so long! Bravo, xoxo

Anonymous said...

Oh My, I am so glad I started getting your daily posts.
Who, in their right mind, would not want to win this amazing prize.
Count me in and if I win, my creative juices will go into over drive.
Barb
Charlotte, North Carolina

Lynne said...

WOW !! what a generous give away I would go crazy with all this new stuff to play with !