Wednesday, October 24, 2012

400 Followers Blog Giveaway ~ Thanks Ever So Much

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Good morning!  Two things to share with you today.  First up is the card that I submitted to the PaperCrafts World Card Making Day challenge over on the Moxie Fab World Blog a few weeks ago during all the WCMD events.  It was a random draw and I won 5 of the Papercrafts Special Issues! Score!  Now the second exciting thing…

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Okay!  Little old “Buttons & Bling” has 400 official followers!  So for fun, let’s have a “400 and Fabulous” Blog Candy giveaway!  I’ve collected 400 of my favourite items around the studio!  The lucky winner (open to anyone worldwide)will receive:

100 hot pink gems

100 turquoise gems

50 light purple pearls

30 Studio Calico wood veneer tiny stars

10 Studio Calico wood veneer birds

2 Studio Calico wood frames

3 Jenni Bowlin corrugated shapes

5 journal tags

3 seed packet die cuts

50 Papertrey Ink buttons (5 each of 10 colours)

1 set of Technique Tuesday stamps (rulers)

5 pieces of divine Papertrey Ink felt (cuts like but-tah!)

1 set of label stickers from Mish Mash’s (Michelle Wooderson) online store

4 images of a vintage typewriter from Mish Mash’s online store

2 library cards

2 mini wood clothes pins

8 resin flowers

24 Lil’Inkers die cuts (stitched mats, sunshine, and banner label)

TOTAL = 400!!

All you have to do is leave a comment letting me know your favourite embellishment or your favourite trend at the moment.  The Giveaway will end in one week, at 2:25 pm on October 31st (that’s when I let my students out of class on Halloween!).  At that time I’ll use the Random Number Generator to pick a winner, who will have 3 days to contact me at moeplut@shaw.ca.  After that, if I have not been contacted, I’ll draw another name.  How does that sound?  Good luck!!

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what’s in it?

stamps:Treasured Words (Verve)

paper: rustic white, autumn rose, soft stone, sweet blush (Papertrey Ink), basic grey (Stampin’ Up), Honey (My Mind’s Eye)

ink: onyx (Versafine)

accessories: Loopy Blooms and Dreamy Leaves dies (A Cut Above by Verve), felt, buttons (PTI), ribbon (Michaels), thread, mat stack 4 and fillable frame dies (PTI), wood grain embossing folder (Craft Concepts), pinking scissors (Fiskars)

50 comments:

Kazumi Edwards said...

Congrats on 400 followers. My favorite embellishments at the moment are journal cards and wood veneer.

Lynn said...

ahhh...what a clever idea...using your 100th day teach ideas for your blog candy :) I have a 10,000 celebration that I need to plan for Monday at work (nothing like the last minute). We're thinking 1,000 cupcakes with the number 10 on them. = 10,000 :)

Your card is gorgeous...I love the pink and gray flowers/leaves...with that yummy felt!

My favorite embellishment...hmmm...it's definitely not new, but I love twine...twine, twine, twine...I use it a lot. And for new embellishments, the SC wood veneer is on my craft table ready to be used! Thanks so much for the chance to win Moe!

sandie said...

you now have 401-didn't realise I was not signed up. Like Lynn I love those pink flowers.
My favourite embellishments are those gorgoeus buttons x

Colleen said...

Beautiful looking card and Awesome giveaway. Thank you for this opportunity.
My favorite embellishment......I would have to say lace and homemade flowers as well as pearls
ColleenB.

Dee in N.H. said...

Congrats on reaching 400! That's awesome! Love your cards and this one is really pretty! Love the colors and the way you layered it. One of my favorite embellishments at the moment is flowers. I like to mix "homemade" with purchased ones.

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Always love your amazing creations!!!

Melissa said...

Love your card!!!! Your giveaway is so creative. One of my favorite embellishments would have to be crinkled ribbon with a button, love that look!

Thanks for the chance to win!

mzcherub at gmail dot com

Marianne said...

I did see your name pop up on the Moxie Fab World Blog yesterday. I was secretly hoping my name would be up there too for my Christmas card entry. No such luck this time.
Thanks for the chance to win this awesome giveaway. I've just changed my follower status to 'public', which makes me follower no. 402.
I don't have a lot of time for crafting right now, but I'm very much drawn to making felt poinsettias at the moment. I'm way ahead of you when it comes to making Christmas cards LOL.

Debbie said...

Congrats on 400 followers! Your card is very pretty!
My favorite embellishment at the moment is homemade poinsettias.

KimCreate said...

Congrats on 400 followers! What terrific candy! I'd love to win.

KimCreate said...

Opps, forgot to say favorite embellishment, which is ribbon! One of the reason I follow your blog, your yummy bows. :)

lainey said...

wow congrats on having 400 followers!!
I love adding faux stitching and woberly lines to my projects at the mo and having great fun with Dienamics Alpha dies :) lainey x

Teresa said...

Congrats on the 400 followers—what a generous way to celebrate! Love your card; the balance of elements, texture, and color shades is wonderful to see.

My current favorite embellishments are burlap, linen, and gauze fabric accents added to all the fall-themed designs.
Teresa

Tracey McNeely said...

Congratulations on hitting 400 followers Maureen! What an accomplishment and you must know it is your talent that brings people to your blog! Right now it is all about handmade embellishments and die cuts on my Cameo. Amazing prize package and so creatively put together! -congrats again, hugs!

justmeonly said...

Oh my! I guess I'll have to go with Liquid Pearls, next would be spray mists. (These are mailable).

Paige Dolecki said...

Congratulations on 400 followers! My favorite trend is twine right now!

Marisa said...

A huge congrats on hitting 400! Saw this gorgeous card on the Moxie Fab blog and loved it. Great colour combo and of course loving the flowers :)

Not sure what my favorite embellishment is...was leaves for the past month LOL! I'll go with ribbon and buttons.

Sharon Jones said...

Wow, what a wonderful give-a-way! Congratulations on your 400 followers...that's a lot! My fave embellishments are pearls!
Hugz2u!
Sharon

...a/k/a DJScrappiness... said...

Congratulations on 400 followers! I think I have 14!!! I'm so glad I came across your work and found your blog. I have to say, my favorite trend right now is the "vintage" seam binding ribbons - and that has a lot to do with your beautiful bows on your cards. I especially love that you gave us the link to how you learned to make them so pretty!!! I love your cards and save almost every one as inspiration. Again, congratulations on the milestone and thank you for sharing your lovely works of heART with us! ~ Doris

Meghan said...

Congrats on reaching the 400 followers mark! My favourite trend right now is hexagons.

Tamika said...

That's an outstanding number of followers congrats! My favorite embellishment has to be any form of butterfly die, stamp,punch,wood veneer I can't help myself!

Nancy L. said...

I tend to be using some bling!!

Tammy said...

No project is done unless it has a little bling.

Colorado Crafter said...

I've been a follower for a long time and always love your cards! Congrats for reaching 400 followers!

My favorite embellishment is glitter, I think. It has to fit the card so I don't use it all the time, but since all of my cards have to go through the mail, it is a way to "fancy things up" without a lot of bulk. Thanks for the chance to win your blog candy!!!!

The Paper Parade said...

Congrats on reaching your goal of 400 followers! I love the card that got selected to win the 5 special issues :) My favorite embellishment? Stick on pearls or rhinestones! Closely followed by ribbon.

scrappingnana said...

Congrats on the 400 followers and also for winning one of the WCMD contests. Love your card. It is so pretty.
This is great blog candy also.
TFS

scrappingnana said...

Ooops, forgot to say that my favorite embellishment is flowers. Handmade, diecut, or purchased. Thanks for the chance to win your blog candy.

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Congrats Maureen!! That's so awesome! :)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Having just used some of those fun Studio Calico wood goodies I can see how having more would be fun... but basically at the moment I seem to reach for May Arts Ribbon as my go to embellishment.

Kim160 said...

Congrats on your 400 followers. Right now my favourite embellishment is ribbon. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talent. Love your card.

Annie Rose said...

Awesome! Congrats on the followers... I'm happy to be one! :)

My favorite embellishment is ribbon. It adds so much!

Thanks,
Annie Rose

Helen F. said...

Huge Congratulations to you, Maureen. It is no surprise to me, your number of followers, I have been a happy follower for some time now! Thank you so much for all of your beautiful and inspiring creations!
Fave embellishment has always been ribbon bows on my cards, but also love to add buttons, lace, glitter, embossing, etc, etc, etc! :o)
Thanks for the chance to win your amaZing candy!

Joyce said...

Congratulations on reaching this milestone. Yay for you. My favorite trend right now is hexagons.

Pendra said...

Congrats on 400!!! My favorite right now??? I guess would be lace and crinkle ribbon, although I'm also into a little bling with the holidays coming, but then I do love kraft paper and woodgrains...can you see that there is just no ONE fave!! What a wonderful Giveaway...thanks for the chance to win!
Crafty Hugs,
Pendra

PatQ's Cards said...

I love to use ribbon on my cards--any kind, it just doesn't seem finished without a little ribbon.
Congrats on "400" and I must say I enjoy visiting your blog every day.

Amy Kolling said...

Congrats on 400! Your card is so beautiful! I think my favorite trend right now is definitely Chevrons and woodgrains!

Barb in Ontario said...

Congratulations on 400 followers! My fave embellishment is buttons...be it paper ones or the real macoy!
I would love to win your candy!! Thanks for the opportunity.

Christine said...

Way to go! I love your blog, and it's obvious that others do, too! My favorite embellishment at present is the humble paper doily. I especially like to pair doilies with kraft paper.

Thanks so much for the inspiration your blog provides and for the opportunity to win some great supplies. I cannot wait to let my little goblin out of school for Halloween either!

Alaine88 said...

My fave embellishment is definitely buttons!!! Love love loveeee buttons!
thanks for the giveaway and congrats!
family74014 at gmail dot com

Angela said...

Happy 400 followers!

My all-time favorite embellishment would have to be Swarovski flatback crystals...I love their sparkle!

selina.mcginn said...

Congratulations. I'm not an official follower, but I read your blog every day. My favorite trends right now are chevrons and hexagons.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Thanks for a chance to win. My favorite embelishment is pearls. And I do love ribbon but they make it harder to mail, and almost all of my cards are sent that way,

Tracey said...

First of all, that card is stunning! I love it!!

Congrats on 400 followers!! Thanks for the chance at your fab giveaway!! My favorite embellishment is probably buttons.

Silmar said...

Congratulations! My favorite embellishment is always Pearls! And my favorite trend now is chevrons

Joyce said...

Congratulations! Just want to thank you for all your beautiful inspiration you give us every day. Never miss a day of it! My favorite thing right now is making my own embellishments. Luv all the neat flower dies out there. ;)

Stacey Schafer said...

Love embellies of all kinds, but my current fav is buttons, twine and flags:)

Alanna said...

I just found your blog and am loving what I've seen.

My favorite embellishment at the moment is probably twine. Or is it buttons? It's so hard to pick. Thanks for the chance to win.

Karen Day said...

I love your blog, Maureen! Congratulations on 400 followers :o) I'm really into burlap ribbon right now, so many great looks with it!

hopefulcrafter said...

Love your blog, just found it! Congrats on 400 followers! I really like working with different kinds of ribbon and twine.

Stacy said...

What a great blog and congrats on the followers. My favorite thing would have to be gems. No matter what you do, you can always add gems! Thanks for the inspiration.

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