guys! it's that time! i am really excited for today because i finally get to host this huge giveaway i have been telling you about for a whole MONTH. some really awesome, spectacular, fantastic ladies are helping me out, and there are a total of 10 things you can enter to win!
1. Windshield Diaries/CAPow! Designs - Win a $30 combination of prints from CAPow! Designs!
"What inspires me to create is also what inspires me to blog. I am blown away by the talent, creativity, and innovation that I find on blogs every day. It makes me want to strive for more, to live life more fully, and celebrate the little things. You are all an inspiration to me.
My shop started out selling handmade wallets (what?!) but I didn't enjoy making them, it felt like work. So on a whim I decided to try and list some of my photography and fine art prints. I had a few orders here and there. But around Valentine's Day 2010 inspiration struck and my Hometown Hearts series was born. I have hundreds of prints listed in this series, and if there isn't a print yet for your hometown, ask me and I will gladly make you one! This one little piece of inspiration has shown me just how much of a life changer running an Etsy shop can be, and I am so grateful for every single sale."
2. Fancy Biscuit: STUFF - Win a $50 credit to Danielle's STUFF shop!
"Knowing that there are other girls out there who struggle with the same issues I do, knowing that we can all come together in this one blog scene and support each other, knowing that even if I'm outrageous all my blogger buds will still support me. Everyone around me inspires me to blog and share my thoughts with the world. I am very blessed with this amazing online community. About my shop? This is EASY! It's a place I sell my STUFF. Literally, and it's all random and weird and perfect for any shopper who has no idea what they're looking for! :)"
3. RooFresh: Win a hand crafted Gentleman's Journal!
"Since I was a kid I was always looking at objects in a different way and seeing how I could reinvent them. My books are a product of sad, abandoned or unwanted little treasures that I try to breathe life back into. I save the pages to make into other trinkets like paper flowers, pinwheels or envelopes. I started making books when I was in high school as journals for my personal use or as gifts to friends, and now I plan on opening my Etsy shop, Roofresh, shortly to share with others interested in my handmade hobby."
This handmade journal is 80 pages front and back, and measures 8 1/4" x 5 1/2". The pages are acid free card stock and the cover is made carefully with craft paper. This is a great art journal and it has durable blank pages that are hand sewn and glued into a recovered, recycled book cover. Everything about my books are handmade, including the lovely mustache on this one which was cut carefully by hand, so keep that in mind if you find a tiny imperfection.
4. Travelgirl: Win a combination of lovely travel items!
"I've always needed a project! When I was little it was coloring and making houses for my barbies out of old cardboard boxes....now it's crafting and writing! Travel inspires my writing, and crafting lifts my spirits during those recovery periods between adventures.
It is my belief that every lady should feel her best when she's traveling, whether she's on a summer vacation in Europe, a business trip in Ohio, or just a quick trip down the hall to the bathroom! That's why I'm giving away four very vintage-y, very adorable, very ladylike accessories: a vintage silky scarf (modeled by my giraffe), a pair of vintage black and white painted earrings, a vintage brown leather belt with a very sassy silver buckle, and a personalized luggage tag made by yours truly, featuring a little vintage travel advertisement that I think is really cute!"
5. Sings the Magpie: Win hand crafted dishes by artisan Anna Brown!
"I do all sorts of things. I am a jack (jane?) of all trades, yet master of none. I write, paint, sculpt, scrapbook, draw, destroy, photograph anything and everything. I don't have a shop, I mostly just give away everything that I create. That way, there are no deadlines, no quotas, no pressure -- I work better that way. When I am not doing creative things, I am getting my master's degree in teaching and working at Borders. The giveaway is handcrafted dishes from one of our local artisans. Her name is Anna Brown and she is from Morgantown, WV. She takes actual leaves and stamps them onto her creations, which can be used as wedding favors, decorations or catch-alls for jewelry, keys and other small trinkets."
6. Whimsical Winston: Win handmade hair clips from Whimsical Winston Etsy!
"We have drawn inspiration from the natural beauty of our surroundings which in our travels has taken us from the North Cascade's to the Grand Canyon and as far away as Madagascar. This seeming nomadic lifestyle has loaded us with a myriad of colors and cultures that we desire to express and we hope will enrich, enlighten and inspire others to enjoy life just a little bit more.
Challenged by a history of art and music in our family we desired to share our love for striving to make life beautiful with others. We decided to become a mother/daughter team, crafting and creating the things that we envision into reality. Working out of our home, we create a unique variety of products designed to bring joy and beauty to the lives of our customers that will enhance and enrich any decor with a touch of class."
7. Lynzieloo: Win a portrait of your choice in a pretty cute style!
If your name is drawn, you will get the chance to speak with the artist herself and discuss a portrait style to recreate of yourself! What's better than personalized art?!
8. Live & Conquer: Win a beautiful handmade turban by Cheyenne!
"I've been making things since I can't remember. ;D My Mom is an artist
and my Dad is one of those "can build, make and do anything" kind of Dads, so I'm sure
that did something to me. I love thinking of, dreaming of and imaging items to make
and then send off into the world. I don't like idle hands, so when I'm not making things,
I'm off taking photographs, or working on my parents organic hobby farm."
9. Blackbird Fly: Win an original ink drawing by the blogger, herself!
"Life's little gems that everyone else seem to miss are what inspire me to blog. From the little green vine growing through the cracks in the pavement, to the sparrows playing in the rain puddles. I think people often get lost looking for life's pearls, when the oysters can be quite pretty as well. Sometimes I think we need to be reminded of that. So my little blog has become a place for me to appreciate life's oysters, so to speak."
An original ink owl drawing, signed and framed.
The owl is drawn in an art deco style and is holding a banner that reads "hoot..."
the frame measures 7" X 5"
10. Femmena Mala: A handmade necklace from & paper hearts etsy shop!
Supporting handmade (by a friend, too!) since you guys have supported me so much! <3
Here's how to enter the giveaway:
1. Follow Femmena Mala Blog! Leave a comment letting me know that you did, or if you already do + email address.
2. Leave a separate comment telling me your favorite memory from this year's holiday. (include your email address!)
For additional entries:
[leave a separate comment for EACH.]
1. Follow @FemmenaMala on Twitter
2. 'Like' Femmena Mala on Facebook
3. Add one of the giveaway buttons (below) to your page, and make sure to paste the link in your comment!
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CONTEST WILL CLOSE DECEMBER 31!
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Good luck, everyone! <3