Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Lady Luck is Smiling

I don't have much of a history of winning things--contests, giveaways, freebies, raffles, anything of that sort.  But lately, Lady Luck seems to be smiling upon me, and I've won some fabulous blog giveaways.

First, I won a copy of Stampington & Company's new publication, Mingle, from Quinn at Quinn Creative
The subtitle is "Creative ideas for unique gatherings."  There are articles about retreats, birthday parties, dinners, and anniversaries.  The photography meets Stampington's usual high standards of dreaminess and fun detail. 
The articles provide information about the organizers' backgrounds and planning efforts.  There are also details about decorations and foods. 
There were references to crafts and other projects, but not a lot of details about what was created; that's the type of thing I would be most interested in reading about!

My second "win" was a copy of the first issue of Gina Armfield's Artful Purpose zine, provided by Kate, the Queen of Creativity. 
Though I've heard so much about zines, I haven't really had much of an opportunity to check one out.  I sat down and devoured it in one sitting! 
Gina's focus was art journaling, and she included interviews with Juliana Coles, Deb Trotter, Nina Bagley, and Patty van Dorin.  There were also lists of inspirational quotations and prompts, as well as her favorite art journaling supplies. 
A fun read!  I can see the appeal of zines.

Last, but certainly by no means least, I won a custom journal from Natty at Awkward and Beautiful
She gave me a choice of covers, and I selected Gift from the Sea
She also let me decide if I wanted her to include some interesting papers in the journal along with the mixed media paper (yes!). 
Finally, she let me know that she would include collage materials, and she let me choose whether I wanted something thematic, or just a random fun selection of things (random, please!).
What a generous giveaway!

I suppose, statistically-speaking, it was only a matter of time for me to win something, but--wow!--what a fun streak this has been!


scrapwordsmom said...

WOW! You have been VERY lucky!! What wonderful, giving people we bloggers!! I think you deserve all these wonderful finds...you are so generous with your comments and thoughts. I appreciate you:)

Enjoy your goodies!!!


Janet said...

You're on a roll! What great items to win. The journal looks beautiful and I'm sure you'll put it to good use.

Andria said...

You are so sweet, Leslie!

Yes, very fun, Janet. I guess you and I have some lucky stars!

laurie said...

you lucky, lucky girl! enjoy all your new treasures. :-)

lee said...

yes you have been very lucky, now go out and buy yourself a lottery ticket

aprilmariecole.blogspot.com said...

What wonderful luck... thank you for sharing your joy & excitement :]

Carin Winkelman said...

Wow, looks like you are in the zone right now! Congratulations on winning such great giveaways! Enjoy your loot!

VivJM said...

Great wins! You are one lucky lady x

Andria said...

Thanks, Laurie!

Well, Lee, this post doesn't hint at how many giveaways I DIDN'T win, so lottery tickets may not be the best use of my money! :-)

Thanks for your comments, April, Caatje, and Viv! I always appreciate your visits!

lori vliegen said...

congrats on all your winnings!! it's just like opening a fabulous bloggy treasure chest!! have fun! xox

Parabolic Muse said...

Andria, what a fun post! I love that journal idea where she let you select things. How cool about getting Mingle! Thanks for sharing a bit about it. I'll have to go get one.


Anonymous said...

Wow Andria! I'll echo what some of the others have said...you are very lucky!! They all look like wonderful prizes. I love those journals made from old books!

Andria said...

"A bloggy treasure chest"...love it, Lori! So true.

Chris, I thought it was awesome to be able to customize the journal a bit, too. What a neat giveaway!

I know, Mary!; I am going to put a binding machine on my Christmas list so I can make some, too!

aimee said...

holy cow! you scored!

Kym said...

Congratulations Andria. That is AWESOME. You definitely scored. I'm happy for you! Yay.

TJ said...

What a lucky and fun win!! Ooh I love zines and would like to get more and more into making and trading them!!!
Here's wishing you lots of inspiration from your new treasures!! tj

Andria said...

I scored, indeed, Ladies...thanks for your visits!

I will look forward to your zines, TJ; I hope you get into it again! I wonder if they are nearly as common with the advent of the Internet...