Monday, October 26, 2009

The One with the 500th Post Giveaway!

I think I need to go back to elementary school because I guess technically this is post #501. I can't count. So we'll just pretend...

In honor of this being my 500th post on this blog, I would like to giveaway some stuff! The theme is: handmade.

First - four handmade cards. Why pay $5 for a card when you can win some right here for free!? I've got three "thank you" cards and one "birthday" card.
Second - four intaglio (pronounced 'intallio' - the "g" is silent which I learned the hard way at school, haha) prints. I made these my sophomore year at BYU before I went on a study abroad to London, so naturally, I was interested in all things London-themed. I etched four copper plates with maps and such of the area and made 5 editions. That means in the entire world, there are only 5 of each print. The set I am giving away here is set 5 of 5. Signed, dated, legit. These babies would look absolutely awesome framed and hung on a sparse wall.
Third - 75 sheets of cardstock. Not just any cardstock - American Crafts cardstock! This is one of every color they make. It's high quality, has a nice linen texture, and has a colored core. Non-scrappers could use this stuff for making signs, banners, school projects, etc. And for scrappers it's perfect for card-making, paper projects, and layouts. Retail value: 50 cents a sheet x 75 sheets = $37.50. Good thing I stocked up before I moved eh?

Fourth - an original handmade book by me. I painted two chipboard sheets blue and then peeled off some of the paint for a distressed look. I used the coptic binding so it lays perfectly flat - much easier to write in than other styles of bookbinding. It's 5 x 7" so it can be carried around in your purse or backpack. Use for drawing, as a journal, or heck, give it away :)

Fifth - one of my handy dandy calendars. If you already bought one on etsy, you can give this one to someone for Christmas!
Sixth and last but certainly not least - not really handmade by me, but the food will be handmade by someone - a $25 gift card to any Brinker family restaurant. Mmmmmm.

Here's the fine print: Leave a comment on this post by this Saturday October 31st (that's Halloween!) and at 11:59pm Pacific Time I will randomly pick one winner to receive all of this STUFF - winner will be posted the following day. Anyone may try for the prize - friends, family, and foe, near and abroad. Thanks for reading oh ye faithful readers!

80 comments:

♥k said...

Ooooh I'm the first one! Lucky that I always check my blogs first thing in the morning ;) I wanna win! I never win anything! Haha. Well have a great week!

lyndsey | paper girl said...

wow, this is a SWEET giveaway. i'm totally in :)

and p.s. speaking of handmade cards...did you see my card drive post? i hope you will participate since you make the best cards ever. ;)

nichole said...

huge giveaway! you are generous! count me in.

thanks for keeping up on such a great blog... I will be reading for at least the next 500 posts ;)

Jen said...

I have had my eye on those elements cards since the day you made them. I want to win!

Amber said...

Umm...I love reading your blog (so funny and creative!) and am excited to read FIVE HUNDRED MORE posts! =) Plus, I love those cards, American crafts cardstock and the pretty calendar you made sooooooooo much. Congrats on 500 posts!!!

Tedi said...

You inspire me to be a better blogger. It's the truth. I also try and keep up with what you are doing, because I love your blogs. :) Maybe I'll get up to 100 posts. :) Thanks for being a great blogger and congrats on 500 posts!

Sarah Jones said...

I love your blog. You're seriously talented & I love seeing everything you create. Great giveaway!

Danny & Lindsay said...

wow, you're so creative!!!

Erica said...

Paige! This has to be the best giveaway I've seen yet! What a fun way to celebrate 500 posts! :) Way to go on being such a great blogger - I love to check yours everyday. :)

Alisha Gordon said...

holy give away paige! seriously, I am in. 500 post in how long since you have been blogging? CRAZY!!!

Miss Modular said...

Love your blog, love the stuff you do. Looking forward to the next 500 posts!

CHRIS and JENNY. said...

Go Paige!!! LOVE checking your blog! I hope to make it to 500 some day. : )

The Clems said...

yea, a giveaway! i never win these things, but im going to give it a shot! i love all the fun stuff, especially the cards! :)

Thomas and Melissa said...

Who doesn't love free stuff! You rock... and the stuff is so dang cute!

Rachel said...

Your blog is really cute!! My husband graduates from dental school in May!!! You're in for a wild ride but it'll be a fun journey and {hopefully} well worth it! Where are you guys from?

Rachel

Allison said...

Oh pick me pick me!!!!!!

:D

Really though. I love ALL of it

Maddy said...

I don't remember how I found your blog, but I love reading it... and I never win anything, so I hope I win!! :)

Kings said...

me me me :) such a cute idea.

Holly said...

I'm not going to lie - your blog is one I aspire for mine to be: an awesome mixture of personal stories, interesting things going on in the world, and very cool craftiness. Someday, my friend... but until then, I will keep reveling in yours!

ikkinlala said...

Congratulations on 500 posts! I love your handmade book - I'll have to learn to do coptic binding one day.

The Griffin Family said...

What an AWESOME giveaway!!!! Please pick me =)

malm said...

Pick ME! But I'll still love you if you don't. Maybe.

Meredith said...

I love to read your blog, you write about interesting things and you are such a talented crafter. You give me inspiration to be a better scrapbooker and I can't wait to read another 500 posts.

ps-the giveaway is awesome

kate said...

WHAT?? really...you are amazing! just like everyone else, i would love to win! so...pick me please =]

Supermar said...

I want it all! Even the cardstock, of which I already have a ton and the calendar, which I already bought and got in the mail today, Thanks! I want I want I want!

Elisabeth said...

Wow! I love the giveaway and I really love the London prints! I was just there four years ago and I want to go back!

"L" said...

one of the best giveaways EVER!!!

Lily said...

Love the prints!! and the book!!

Andi Morales said...

I'm so in! I love your blog, you're so inspiring! I look forward to the next 500 :)

Sell...Party Of 3 said...

That is quite the giveaway. I can't believe one person will win all of it!!! I would spread the word, but I am hoping that I win...if I tell more people, my chances will be worse than they already are! LOL.

Your blog is great, You are great, and I am glad that we have become friends in blogville!

kristina proffitt said...

Happy 500th post, my friend! Love your blog and those goodies! ;) Hugs!

Chris said...

Pick me! Pick me! Pick me! :)

Angelina said...

Seriously one of the craftiest people I know. I love the book. Its soo pretty! Oh and P.S. pick me!

Emily said...

Wow Paige, this is an AWESOME giveaway! Pick me, Pick me!!!!

The Norton Family said...

Pick me!!! Pick me!!!

JulesArtwear said...

Oh my goodness, I need a bib! Crossing my fingers and toes :)

Deb - Two Cheeky Monkeys said...

What an amazing giveaway! I absolutely adore handmade cards and books/journals, so I had loads of fun looking at your pictures.

Carrie said...

PAIGE!!! are you kidding?!?! ONE winner? gosh, spread the wealth! i was going to leave a comment and request a thank you card (or cardstock). didn't know the thank you card would come with a million other things! anyways, keep in mind that i'm in california and shipping might be cheaper if i win... or you could just hand deliver it... BUT if i don't win, at least i'll still have your blog! ps- not to sketch you out or anything... but since i found your blog, i have started scrapbooking more, gotten chris to go on more fun outings and day trips (like you do with your chris) and most of all, i've started blogging ten times more than i used to. (it's true, look at my blogging track record) but don't let it freak you out. i don't want you to disown me as a friend... ;-) ps- you are my favorite blog to look at... and that's not just talk.

Kelly said...

If I win, I will have to give my beloved sister, Marlene, something from this wonderful bounty of treasures, for telling me about this wonderful giveaway. You are truly talented. I'm crossing my fingers!

EmmyLou said...

Paige, Carrie showed me your blog and I love it!

nazarienne said...

Wow..ehm that's maybe one of the coolest giveaways I have ever seen. So many stuff for ONE Winner!
These things are sou wonderful. I hope I have a chance to win.
Wish you good luck for the next 500 entries =) <3

Mizz Snape said...

Oh, wow. This is the best giveaway ever *is truly excited* count me in please!

Ave said...

Wow, what a great giveaway! I really love your calendar.

cdziuba said...

Your artistry inspires me, thanks for the chance to win. cdziuba@aol.com

Abigail said...

Wow! What an intense and intensely awesome giveaway! Thanks for hosting it!

abigail.lee {At} gmail.com

Anne J said...

Wow this is a generous giveaway. I love your calendars.

Lindsey said...

Paige! I have been waiting for this moment! Definitely count me in on this post! Congrats for this being your 500th post!

Blake and Erica said...

Wow! I'll take the pet chinchilla please.

Scott & Gini Berrett said...

ummm you could randomly pick us!!

Tennessee Sigmans said...

I love reading your blog and seeing the creative things you do. If I won, I would definitely be inspired to take up the card making hobby! Keep up the great posts!

tobijean@thekellyfam.com said...

I love your cards!

Janette said...

Way too many awesome things, what a great giveaway! Loving your blog!

David M said...

I am a generous person. If I win, I will give everything to my wife (if she will split the gift card with me).

Holly said...

what a great give-a-way. I love your blog!

Lyn said...

you are one generous blogger lady.
thanks for leaving London some love!!
happy almost mid-week!

Carolin DeArmon said...

You are just so generous person. I love reading your blog, you make me want to be more creative with all your crafts that you show on your blog. Thanks for making everything you do awesome!

Nene said...

Pick me, pick me! I just stumbled upon your blog and am now obsessed! Bookmarked and ready to stalk daily. LOVE your talent, girl!

Cathy said...

Wow - gorgeous artwork Paige! I love the journal/book!!

Carapace said...

Oooh, I LOVE that journal! The coptic binding is my favorite, too.

Never seen your blog before now-- but I'm following,now! You bet!:D


And thanks for the pronounciation guide,too!;)

carapacenator(at)gmail.com

alyssa said...

Can't pass this chance up. What fun things! You are so creative!

Chelsea S said...

This is so amazing. Thank you for the giveaway. I especially love your cards! Please enter me.

saulpaugh.chelsea(at)gmail(dot)com
-- Chelsea

Ashley said...

Talk about MOTHER of all giveaways! That calendar was "stolen" from me already, maybe this will be my chance to get it back! I love your stuff!

*reyanna klein* said...

Oooh! Neato! I heart giveaways. Fun stuff too! I've been oohing and ahhhing! :D

asteride said...

Love your colors, love your work.

jenjock1 said...

i've been eyeballing those first 2 cards for some time now. :) the second especially...every time i see it in the catalog i swoon. :)

Ashli said...

Pick me! What a great giveaway!

Nate and Annie said...

I have been out of town for a while and haven't been up on my blog surfing, but at least I saw this before the 31st! Count me in!

Melissa said...

Congrats on 500 posts! What awesome goodies, thanks for the chance to win!

Sara Jayne Baldwin said...

Hi paigey! Love the stuff! Especially the hand made book!!! Hope you're having fun in Cali...we miss you at sunday dinners!!!

Julie O. said...

That's one amazing give-away!! Congrats on 501 posts!

Bart and Jill said...

PIIIIICKKKK MEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

kelseynsc said...

WOW!!!!!! I hope i WIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIN! :o]

Caroline said...

i've been eyeballing those cards too!! i'm in :) happy 500th post!

Jenny said...

Happy 500th post! Everything looks soooo yummy!

whitney said...

i had no idea you were in redmond.... and better yet kirkland outback!!!!

ok, but seriously i need me some of that cardstock (i am obsessed with the pictures you took of it all) and THAT CALENDAR! i have shown everyone your etsy page because i love your calendar SO much.

so PUHLEASE me pick me.!!!

and happy 500th post. crazy!

Richard Murdock said...

I can't pass up an awesome opportunity like this.
We miss you at American Crafts. I'm glad I still get to see all the fun stuff you're creating via your blog.

Sarah said...

Wow, that's a whole lot of stuff! I can't imagine all the cards I could make! (hehehe!) Guess I should get started, Christmas is coming soon!

JenniferB said...

All of your work is soo beautiful! I especially love the button flower thank you card. I love buttons and have jars of them.

Kaye L said...

You should pick me because I have been a fan ever since you were at PG high school and the principal there said how good you were. Yes, I told Jess about your blog. He doesn't read it, but I do.

Beverly B. said...

I've been meaning to comment. I hope I'm not too late.

Thank you so much for sharing your life with me. You're so cute. I love following your blog. You inspire me.