Thursday, April 26, 2012

Giveaway Time!

I've been wanting to do a giveaway on my blog for quite some time, and the big day has finally arrived!  In celebration of this, my 200th blog post, I want to thank one lucky blogging friend with something fun in the mail.

Here is a completely unstaged look at my work table this evening....can you spot the giveaway items?
...there down in the front??  Yeah, it's pretty tough to pick them out of the mess.  Here's a closer look:
I will be giving away one of the Studio 791 "Colorful Journey" Stationery Sets.  As you might recall from an earlier blog post, this set includes six "Journey" gift tags, which are shipping labels embellished with a piece of map and a sentiment created with a Dymo label maker.  They also contain an Airmail Envelope Notebook, a paper tape bookmark, and a stitched card with an envelope, as well as one of my handmade envelopes with a stamped card insert and a red "To/From" label to use with the envelope.

But, wait...there's more!
I am also giving away my copy of Visual Chronicles:  The No-Fear Guide to Creating Art Journals, Creative Manifestos & Altered Books, by Linda Woods and Karen Dinino. 
Every chapter deals with one potential excuse for not getting started with art journaling, such as "I have no time," "I'm just not artistic," and (my favorite for a smile) "I don't have any ephemera and I don't know what it is."
There are even a few spreads about mail art!

(Don't worry if you already have this book.  Go ahead and enter the giveaway, and I have two other titles you can choose from, if you would like!)

So how can you win the stationery set and the book?  Well, each person has up to three chances to win:

1.  For one chance to win, write a comment on this post.  Because I am always happily looking for new art, craft, writing, creativity, and inspirational books, I would like you to include a book title/author that you think we should all check out.

2.  For a second chance to win, please become a Follower of this blog, and write a second comment telling me that you did.  If you are already a Follower, just leave a comment telling me that you are.

3.  For a third chance to win, share the news of this giveaway in some way.  You might blog about it, with a link to this post.  You might share it on Facebook, in an email message or a phone conversation to a friend, or in (gasp!) a handwritten snail mail letter.  Then leave a comment letting me know how you chose to share this giveaway.

Please note that only comments on this blog post will be considered for the giveaway.  I'm not ready to figure out any fancy computer sites or programs, so my Random Number Generator is likely to be my husband!  :-)

Comments should be left by midnight (EST) on Friday, May 4, and I'll announce the winner on Saturday, May 5.

I can't wait to hear from you!!


Melissa said...

You rock! 200 posts. Impressive. And you are so stinking talented. Congratulations, Andria!

Shannon GANSHORN said...

You must read The Art Journal Workshop by Traci Bunkers. It's an art journalist bible!!!
I've recently reviewed it on my blog!

Unknown said...

I'm a follower of your blog, but I'm new to the art journaling world & haven't any books to recommend. I've kept journals for as long as I can remember and would love to try new approaches & techniques!

Janet said...

Yea! Congratulations on 200 posts! I love the picture of your work space. It's always fun to see where other people create. And your giveaway sounds great!! Pick me, pick me!! :-)

Jo Murray said...

Hi Andria. I already have one of your airmail envelope books that might soon become my very first mini-journal. As a keen follower of your blog I would like to recommend the book "The Complete Guide To Altered Imagery" by Karen Michel.This book is choc-a-block with inspiring ways to make collages, altered books, or journal. I have some friends in blogland who would love to win your giveaway so will email them the details if you don't mind.

Carin Winkelman said...

Yay! 200 posts! Congratulations and hope you will continue your lovely blog for at least 2000 more. I do already own the Linda Woods book, but I would love to win some of your stationary. See, another reason a husband is handy to have around, you can use him as a random number generator. (at my last giveaway I tried to ask my cat, but he refused saying it was beneath him, huh);-)

VivJM said...

Ooh, pick me!! I am already a follower. A book I would recommend to you and your creative readers would be "Confident Creative: Drawing to Free the Hand and Mind" by Cat Bennett. Very inspirational.

Bree said...

I would definitely join this awesome giveaway! I'm already a follower. :D Congratulations on 200th posts! I enjoy reading all your posts, especially those about mailart and crafting. Keep more posts coming please!


Beansieleigh said...

Hi Andria! Please do count me in too! I'm already a follower, and I just posted your giveaway on the right side bar of my blog, under the giveaways section... Have a great weekend! ((hugs)) ~tina

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Unknown said...

what a great giveaway :) congrats on reaching 200 posts... keep posting - i enjoy reading your blog! i am already a follower :) said...

Andria that is a great commitment to your followers. ((hugs))
Always a pleasure visit your blog.
This is a wonderful idea... great giveaway!
Thank you for the opportunity. :]

Unknown said...

i shared about this giveaway on my blog here:

Anash said...

Thanks for a super giveaway! this looks like my desk! congrats!!
My email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on 200 interesting and inspiring blog posts!I just discovered "Artist's Journal Workshop; Creating your life in words and pictures" by Cathy Johnson.
A good source when a picture DOESN'T say 1,000 words!

Anne said...

Didn't mean to be anonymous in the above post! Just fumble-fingered the wrong key. But on to the second part of your giveaway...I let a cousin in Texas know about your Blog and I know she'll be interested in the great things you offer!

Karenann Young said...

Hi! 200 posts! Great for you! I already have Linda's book but would highly recommend POSTAL SEANCE by Henrik Drescher and SIGNS ON THE WIND by Lenore Tawney. Both on mailarat! You probably have these, but they are great!

Karenann Young said...

Hi! 200 posts! Great for you! I already have Linda's book but would highly recommend POSTAL SEANCE by Henrik Drescher and SIGNS ON THE WIND by Lenore Tawney. Both on mailarat! You probably have these, but they are great!

Karenann Young said...

I am a follower of your blog!!! Mail art rocks!!!

Karenann Young said...

Just wrote on my blog and on Live Journal about your giveaway!!!

Lelainia N. Lloyd said...

Tweeting your giveaway & following you via my google reader.

I would LOVE to win Visual Chronicles-it's out of print and I have not been able to track down a copy. I have Journal Revolution and LOVE it. Keeping my fingers crossed!

eli said...

Congrats Andria! I haven't had the opportunity to read any books to recommend, so this copy of Vision Chronicles could be my first :)
Thanks so much for the generous giveaway!

eli said...

I'm a (happy) follower already :)
Hugs, and good luck to everyone!

uncustomary said...

Glad to be a recent follower of your blog! I recommend anything by Keri Smith (How To Be An Explorer Of The World or Living Out Loud)! Count me in. <3

laurie said...

200 posts is such a milestone - congrats! i just received a fun book titled Journal Bliss by violette - loaded with inspiration and how to's. here's to the next 200 posts! :-)

Tiritilli said...

Congratulations! Since you know I love gardening and growing things, I am recommending to you the book Heirloom: Notes from an Accidental Tomato Farmer by Tim Stark.

Tiritilli said...

And yes, I do follow the blog in my Google Reader. :-)

Bad Jones Rising said...

Ahh! I thought I did this already, but I can't believe I haven't! I would love anything sent my way from your little humble abode!

I love your blog and follow you. and I am going to tweet about you! yaya!

thanks and thanks again. lol

Carole RB said...

Hi Andria

Congrats on your 200 post. I'm new in art journal and the only book I have is: "ARTIST's JOURNAL WORKSHOP creating your life in words and pictures" by Cathy Johnson. I like what's suggested in it.

Thanks for the opportunity to win your yummy blog candy.

Carole RB said...

Here's my second comment. I'm one of your follower for a while now. My home would be a good home for your stuff. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Cheryl said...

Congratulations on your 200th post. I just did a giveaway for my 500th post! I am already a follower on your blog. A book I would recommend is "Creative Sparks" by Jim Krause. His "Idea Index" is fabulous, too. I would also recommend "The Journey is the Destination" by Dan Eldon and "The Artist's Way" by Julia Cameron. said...

Hi Andria -- I'm tossing my hat into the ring, so to speak. Would love one of your stationery kits (I should just buy one). Congrats on 200 posts. I have been a follower/fan for some time now and I enjoy your blog very much. I like UpperCase magazine for eye candy and inspiration and there's a fun book called Self Made Stationery I enjoy too....

Ashley Calder said...

Fun give away, thanks so much!!

Ashley Calder said...

I blogged about your give-away:

Ashley Calder said...

I just became a follower of your blog! Looking forward to seeing more posts by you!

Parabolic Muse said...

woah!! how generous is THIS?! And look at how many comments already!! By May 4 there will be 7,231. And who can blame us?! I can't wait to win.

I am a follower. Yes I am. And I am going to put this giveaway on the sidebar of my blog right now. That way it will be sitting there even after I post a new entry. So, there.

I really love the book Creative Paint Workshop, by Ann Baldwin.

I love your work space! It's so much neater than mine.

Parabolic Muse said...

Oh. And Congrats on your PostVersary!!

Nicky Stevenson said...

Congratulations on reaching 200 posts.

I collect and love crafting books and one of my favourites that I would like to recommend to you is 'Scraptastic' by Ashley Calder. "50 Messy, Sparkly, Touchy, Feely, Snazzy Ways to Jazz Up Your Scrapbook Pages" Great inspiration.

Unknown said...

Do you have a place where I can sign up to get your blog posts via email? That way I know I'll read them. If they just to the reader I tend to forget to visit there.

Tammy said...

What a delicious giveaway! I always enjoy an issue of Uppercase...

iHanna said...

Andria, what a sweet little package! I think I already own the book, but never mind that. I wanted to congratulate you for keeping a great blog full of great stuff! Love the prayer flag post above!

To recommend a book... hmm... I am not reading anything right now to recommend (except a novel from Norway). Have you read The hunger games? Loved all 3 books! Not crafty but great reads.

lee said...

congrats on your 200th post, and would love to win, who wouldnt

Victoria said...

I just became a follower

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