Tuesday, July 10, 2012

WOYWW: the blogoversary giveaway edition

First I would like to apologize to Julia, our Queen of the hop (Stamping Ground blog hop, that is) and everyone who is visiting today for the excessive number of photos in this post.

Second I would like to explain I couldn't use the random generator because some people left two messages, especially those who forgot their WOYWW number (like I occasionally do), and those who forgot to mention something. Then there were two people who didn't want to be included in the swap, so I decided to do the next best thing. I typed out all the names, cut them in small bits, put them in a bowl, stirred them up really well, and drew a name. Of course, as I was folding all these names, I thought WHY DIDN'T I JUST DELETE THE EXTRAS? Hindsight is always 20/20. And you can stop laughing anytime, now!


Although you probably can't read it, the winner of the blogoversary is Kathleen of fadedcharmcottage. I have already contacted her and she has let me know the colors of the quiltlet she wants. Sorry. You have to wait till next week to see the quiltlet. I will give you a hint, though. She writes her passion is junk and she is drawn to muted colors that are crusty and worn. My kind of gal!!

However, I can show you what she has already won. And for that, you have to accept the fact my camera sucks!! REALLY SUCKS. Therefore, all the extra photos.






Look closely in the middle of the metal pieces and you might see a cat. Also note the copper beads are new. I did try to include a few new pieces, including the tiny bottles from SkyBluePink and a few items from our local altered art store. However, I fear there is nothing here from Tim Holtz's product line, since I don't buy his products.




I threw in a couple of artsy bus tokens, and the letter K for Kathleen.




That's a tiny elephant standing next to the face. Oh come on!! I know you can see the face (grin).


It is actually a pin, is horribly out of focus, and looks nothing like my cute sidekick who has mysteriously hidden next to an AC vent.






I ended up moving everything upstairs because that is where the rest of the goodies were. There are lots of postcards, a set of never opened collage papers, and a full book (about 80 pages) of sheet music. If you look closely, you will see the rocking horse of the week. This one has never been opened and goes to Kathleen. Fitting, I believe. Under the rocking horse are three pieces of hand painted or dyed fabric.


I love those music flash cards and


those Christmas stencils I bought last autumn, but never used, at the thrift store. I had to look long and hard to find even one puzzle piece, which is peeking out above the rocking horse. And I don't see any of the laminate chips I picked out, either.



There are over 30 flash cards.


And finally, there is some of my handmade paper. I sure hope it's muted enough! And I haven't forgotten the rubber stamps and stamp pad I showed in the giveaway. I already had it packed, along with an envelope of dress maker's patterns, and a few Asian joss papers.

I want to thank each and every one of you who entered my giveaway. I was blown away by the responses you left. After I got home from vacation (holiday), I was able to unfreeze my computer, get back online, and had the chance to read each one. Many touched my heart. Thank you beyond words. And yes, that's what blogging really IS all about.

And thank you Julia for hopefully not deleting my post because it was so long this week. I promise, promise only one, maybe two, photos (and I'll cut out the diatribe) next time.

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67 thoughtful remarks:

Lynn said...

My goodness that is a lot of winnings...happy for K.

Halle said...

Congrats to Kathleen! I'm sure she'll love the HMP!!

elle said...

How generous of you, Elizabeth!

fairy thoughts said...

Wow that is a lot of photos, but then there is a lot of stash!
janet

May said...

Congrats on being No 1 this week Elizabeth... you are soooooo generous what a fantastic win... enjoy Kathleen... Hugs May x x x#8

Eliza said...

wow there is so much there, what a fantastic prize you are one generous lady. Congratulations Kathleen.

Eliza #11

Bridget Larsen said...

I thought I was going blind because I saw the pictures before I read any of it, tried on a few different glasses but no change lol. What a lot of giveaway that is. otherwise you have hbeen very busy making a huge mess lol
Bridget #6

Create With Joy said...

I enjoyed your post Elizabeth (glad to see you are back online) and my favorite one? The one that says you are NOT giving away Bleubeard (funny!)

butlersabroad said...

Wow Elizabeth, have you left any stash for you to use?? As for those drawers, the neutral cardstock one is already looking a bit tight, but on the plus side I've used bits on every project since I set them up last Thursday, so hopefully they won't get any worse! Hope you have also cooled down a bit out West!

Hugs
Brenda 3

The Paper Princess said...

Of course. I forgot (even after you mentioned it in your post! I believe I am #15 - but I am at

http://create-with-joy.com

Shoshi said...

What a lot of goodies, Elizabeth! Kathleen will be thrilled.

Thanks for your nice comment on my blog. Hoping for great things on Shoshi's Blog Shop!

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #4 (NEVER been this high on the list before lol!!)

Create With Joy said...

Wow. Either your blog ate my first post - or it is going to make me look REALLY silly for writing you THREE times on the same post!

I wrote to say that I enjoyed all of the pics on your post and am glad to see you back online - but the pic I enjoyed most of all was the one where you confirm you are NOT including Bleubeard in your stash (I thought that was pretty funny!)

Anyway happy WOYWW to you from #15 at http://create-with-joy.com

Spyder said...

Fabulous, for once you have piled it nearly as high as I have... fantastic heap of craftiness ever!
((Happy WOYWW)
Lyn #25

EELS said...

Congrats to Kathleen, what a wonderful win.
Elaine

Katy said...

This is an awesome pile of fun! Congratulations Kathleen! :)

Judith said...

Huge winnings and lucky! Thanks for sharing....#28 Judith, Texas

Rita said...

Congrats to Kathleen! What a box of goodies!! :)

Joynana said...

Wow, what a lot of wonderful pieces. An art journalist wonderland. Congratulations the winner. #29

Danielle said...

What a great prize package! Congrats to Kathleen! dani#31

Lorinda @ Everyday Endeavours said...

You are crazy generous Elizabeth! How wonderful! Congratulations Kathleen!!

Dianne said...

wow. what a haul! super assortment...you are a generous gal.

Lisa Richards said...

Very fun bunch of stuff! Great giveaway, Elizabeth!
Have a great WOYWW!
Lisa #37

Peggy said...

quite a winnings congrats!! to kathleen have a great day

sandee said...

Wow, what a stash that Kathleen won, I bet she is going to be one happy altered person! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Rebeca Trevino said...

that is a great give away! congrats to kathleen!

sandra de said...

Congrtats on being #1 and lucky Kathleen. That stash is amazing .... the goodies I spotted makes you want to drool. Sandra de @43

inkypinkycraft said...

Gosh no 1 spot!!! Well done to the winner too! Hope you enjoyed your break! Trace x 48

Sandy said...

Oh look at all that amazing variety of stuff. Some happy crafty hours in that stash. Congratulations Kathleen. Sandy :) #39

Dragon said...

What an amazing lot of stash... such variety, lucky lady winning all that... hope your holiday was good
Frankie 10
xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Yay, nice to see you properly back online again!!
Lucky Kathleen, what a bundle of goodies you're sending her way - that's so generous of you. I really enjoy doing giveaways, get a great deal of pleasure from everyone's responses.
Hugs, LLJ ~57 xx

Helen said...

What a great prize! Glad you have your internet access sorted (I hope!) too. Thanks for stopping by. Helen. 16

Doone said...

oh such a lucky girl to win such a haul of treasure, JoZart was similarily generous with me at the weekend - she made me up a 'surprise' stash bag, when I got home I spent two hours putting stuff away and admiring the beautiful trinkets she has so generously given me, tis so lovley to have friends who share their craft stash.

btw - are we on for a trip next year???

dxxxxxx

Astrid Maclean said...

Even though I was not part of it, I want to say that looked like one amazing giveaway!! Very generous indeed!

JoZart said...

Lucky Kathleen and congratulations to her, I'm sure she'll be in Heaven when she receives your genrous stash.
D,D & I really did have the best of times sharing, having lots of laughs and so much crafty time so remember our offer for you to come to England and you could enjoy it all too!
Believe me...I WAS dressed suitably, as my shirt was made of fine linen lawn to keep me from the sun as I'm so fair skinned. I always take that shirt on hols if there's a chance of sun and boy, did I need it there! My skirt was cotton and underneath I only had a little vest. At D's home we often crafted just in a long T shirt and knickers. Even the tiled floor was hot on the terrace! I miss them so much!
love JoZarty x

Redanne said...

Woohoo Kathleen! Many congratulations, she will certainly have fun using all those lovely things.

KatzElbows said...

Gosh. If that's the stash you're giving away, can I come and rifle through the stash you're keeping? Sometimes Wednesday posts turn out long; I had to cut mine ruthlessly! Thank you for stopping by.

cheers, rachel #11

Tuire Flemming said...

Great giveaway, indeed! Congrats to Kathleen!

I have had so much other things to do, that I´ve had no time to play with the AB. But I want to tell you, that I´ve read every lesson and had wonderful ideas for the future!

Have a lovely day!
Tuire #75

Erika said...

What a lovely box of goodies Elizabeth. Have a super Wednesday, hugs Erika. #83

RosC said...

Well done Kathleen. What a generous blogaversary stash. And Elizabeth, you're numero uno this week. It defies me as to how you manage it.
Happy days,
Ros. #76

Annie said...

I'm doing a quick blog hop while the twins nap :-)
Congrats to Kathleen. What a generous gift.
Hugs,
A x #58

peggy aplSEEDS said...

oh my all those photos made me green! congratulations to lucky Kathleen! so generous of you, Elizabeth to give away all these goodies!

Zildara said...

What a prize! Congrats to Kathleen!

Zildara #87

VonnyK said...

You are so generous, Kathleen is a very lucky lady. I enjoy all the photos, so keep them coming :)
Have a great week.
Von #51
P.S. I'm glad your computer problems are sorted.

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Oh Grrr! Third time lucky! It's a wonder I don't give up commenting at all!

What I said, in brief: Lovely giveaway. Go shopping for a new camera!

:)

MA (2)

BJ said...

Oh my what a haul - think I am going slightly green here (Timmy stuff or not) all the items are gorgeous. BJ#80

Helen said...

Hi Elizabeth - what a fabulous haul - what a lot of fun Kathleen is going to have opening her parcel to look at everything!! Great Giveaway idea. WOYWW Hugs from Helen 69

Elizabeth said...

Hi Elizabeth - a fabulous prize and Kathleen is a luck lady ... wonder what she will create with all those goodies. I've taken a peek at her blog and I can see that whatever she makes will be shabby, chic and definitely in muted shades. Happy WOYWW to you, Elizabeth x #23

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Wonderful array pf goodies, Katherine is a lucky lady. xox

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

Congratulations Kathleen! Sharon x 103

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Congrats to Kathleen- I'm so happy for you!
As me, I WISH my studio were done so I could have entered your (amazing!) giveaway, but since it's not, I have no place for anything extra, not even all these gorgeous goodie!

jill said...

Well done Kathleen for winning those super items. Elizabeth you are a very kid to give all that away , wishing you both many happy days of crafting. Jill #72

Hazel said...

Congrats Kathleen - enjoy! Very generous, Elizabeth - Hazel, WOYWW #124 x

see you there! said...

Congratulations Kathleen. I'll bet you will be very excited when the package arrives at your house.

Darla

Jingle said...

SO many fun trinkets, bits, and bobs!!!

trisha too said...

Lots of fun, she's going to love it!

:)trisha, #36 this week

Jo Murray said...

WOW!!! Lotsa fun for Kathleen... congratulatioms lucky girl.

Queen Lightwell said...

Love the many pics and *I* was worried I had too many! I only beat you by one though! lol Looks like an awesome give-away and I think you are such the sweetie to be so generous. Have a great week!
Deeyll #141

Nan G said...

WOW what a haul.! congrats to the winner. you are a super cool blogger to offer some much blog candy!

Nan G said...

p.s. love your kitty in the blog header. :D

Ali H said...

Loads of fun things going on here & love all the unique ephemera ! Ali #60

Carol said...

Now that's a stash for sure!!!! Lucky lady!!!

~*~Patty S said...

What a treasure trove of goodies!!!
BIG congrats to the very lucky winner
oxo

Neesie said...

Wow...number 1,
Well done for that and being so kind with your giveaway. Also well done to Kathleen for winning such a booty!
Have a wonderful week ~ Happy WOYWW. Neesie #14

RosA said...

Hi Elizabeth, Thanks for visiting! I'm a bit late this week. The snow is not really outside my front door. It's actually about 6 hours drive south west and we are going there in 2 weeks time for some "fun in the snow" ie, skiing! But I would send you some, if I could :)

Ohhh Snap said...

That's quite the haul!! Congratulations to Kathleen :D. And to you on your Blogaversary! #147

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Hi Elizabeth! the only reason I feel bad about all those photos is because I didn't win what's in it! I love your junk!!! Oh well! You asked if I am going to join Where Bloggers Create. No, I am not! The last time I joined I was so dismayed when I saw the other wonderful spaces and I wanted to remove my entry!! :^) One question- why doesn't your email work? Patsy from
HeARTworks

Neet said...

Cor Blimey Elizabeth, that's one heck of a blog candy you are sending out. Congratulations to the winner.
When I saw the first photo I thought it was going to be a recipe for something new. Doh!
Sorry I am late this week and thanks for the good wishes and your sensible ideas for me to take on board. Hugs, Neet #47 xx