Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A little Autumn giveaway

I've been blogging now for not quite a year and so it's high time to have a little giveaway to thank you all for your support and generosity of spirit that I have found in this wonderful community of creative women.  I have an extra of this Watercolor Petals set that I'd like to give to someone, and I'll also make you a fabric flower pin of your choosing.  I'll just ask that you become a follower, and then leave a comment on this thread, telling me your favorite time of year. 





I'll leave this open until September 30, and then on October 1st (my favorite month of the year), I'll choose a winner. You can pick a color and which of the flowers you'd like me to make for you, either the Stencil Flower (shown here in pink plaid, the flatter of the 2) or the Large Flower (much poofier one). Thanks!

53 comments:

  1. Hello, Lin. Thank you for a give away. I enjoy your blog and am thankful for the details you share on each card. I expecially liked the cards you made for Case Study challenge. Just yesterday I signed up to read you blog via RSS, and I am a follower. You and Jacqueline are my favorite stampers:) Maria

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  2. Hi sweets! I need to see if I am a follower. I am subscriber or a follower, not sure which! I'll look. I am sharing on my blog your super cute pumpkins!
    Too darn cute!

    Favorite time of year? Summer... Then Fall/Autumn/Christmas

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  3. Wow Lin love your flowers, I really want to try these my next stamp is definately going to be the large flower, I love how you and Heather use it!! Yours is one of my favourite blogs to visit, I love your flower and heart cards always inspirational.
    I am already a follower and my favourite time of year is Spring closely followed by Autumn.

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  4. Lin - this is so generous of you. I really love the flowers you make! My favorite time of year is.... well it's hard to pick, I love fall for it's colors and festivals, I love springs because of it's colors and rebirthing, I love winter to see the snow (not live in it) and to celebrate Thanks giving, Christmas and the New Year, then of course there is summer and I love the hot weather, swimming and camping... Oh my sorry guess I'm just off day dreaming! Beautiful blog!

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  5. So sweet of you, Lin! You probably already know that my favorite time of the year is spring. Love knowing that the whole summer is ahead and winter is a distant memory! I have this stamp set already, so don't include me in the giveaway. Just wanted to say hi anyway. Hugs to you, my friend!

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  6. Fall is by far my favorite time of year. The cool, crisp air, the start of school, and all of the wonderful holiday celebrations to look forward to, I just LOVE it! Thanks so much for a chance to win this beautiful stamp set!

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  7. I love spring...bright colours...:)

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  8. I am a follower! What a great giveaway Lin! I love your blog and you! You are so kind and a great friend! :> My favorite time of year is hands down summer! :>

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  9. I'm with you Lin, I love Fall! Even in California there is a definite change of season, I love the crispness in the air! And I love preparing for Thanksgiving and Christmas, too! Thank you for all the inspiration you have shared on your blog, it's one of my favorite interweb destinations!
    bless you!

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  10. Hi Lin, my favorite time of year is Fall. I love the different color leaves. You are so kind and thoughtful. I am a follower of your blog. Love the flowers that you make, they are beautiful. Have a great day.

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  11. You have been such a source of inspiration and happiness - bless your heart! Your work is so beautiful! I must say that I love the California summers - the long warm days and cool evenings & all the water activities. Take good care and thanks!

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  12. How SWEET of you, dear Lin!! I can never thank you enough how wonderful and supportive you are to me and other card-makers out there.

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  13. You are too sweet, Lin! What a generous giveaway ...especially your handmade flower! Thanks for the chance!

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  14. How nice! Your cards are always inspiring. I love the summer and hate to see it go!

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  15. Lin, so nice of you to do this, your pins are so pretty!! Nice job. All your work is so nice and you are so creative!!
    I signed on to follow you, I thought I already had, guess the senile genes are showing!!
    Thanks much,
    And I agree with you October is the best Month, I am so glad for summer to be over, way too much heat for me this year. I love all the fall colors and the temps, just a beautiful time of the year.

    Thanks Again
    Donna

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  16. Hi, Lin! How very thoughtful of you to think of us...we should be thanking YOU! I have always been a fan of your beautiful style...so soft and feminine and pretty! I am already a follower and love your blog.

    My favorite season is spring, followed by fall in a close second. I'm lucky to live in a place that experiences all four seasons and I welcome the changes as they come, but I do love the newness of spring after a cold, bare winter.

    Have a greay day...and thanks again for your generous spirit!
    Judy1223

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  17. Love those flower pin!! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  18. Hi Lin,
    This is so thoughtful of you, TY. My favorite time of year is Autumn, I love everything about this season. I am already a follower of your wonderful blog.
    Lucille K

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  19. I love your flower pins.. they are so pretty! My favourite time of the year is spring. It's still cool outside, and all the flowers and trees are blooming. I have Seasonal Affective Disorder, so I tend to not like autumn and winter so much.... the SAD in me wants to hibernate. And I became a follower of your blog.... you can't miss the frogs :)

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  20. you are so sweet, Lin!! i enjoy visiting your blog. you are such an inspiration! please don't include me in the drawing since i am lucky enough to have that stamp set already. just want to stop by and say hi! =)

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  21. you are such a delight to the HA flickr family lin! how generous of you also! i love to do little giveaways too on my blog from time to time. (i have one coming up!)
    i love october too for 2 reasons: brandon's bday is the 11th and halloween! but as far as my favorite season, it has to be summer! i love being outdoors with the boys and hanging out doing summery things!

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  22. Lin, how kind of you! What a great giveaway! Thanks for all your sweet comments on my cards. My fav season is summer. Love it! Even when it's a very hot summer like we had this year. Also love spring - reminds me of the joy of Easter and new life.

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  23. Wow!! What an awesome giveaway!!! LOVE your flowers...gotta learn how to do that!!!
    hugs!

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  24. Well...I guess I go back with you for awhile, Lin : ) Congratulations on being a part of blog world for this past year and thank you for the opportunity to win.
    My favorite time of the year hands down is AUTUMN!!! Hot Apple Cider, Apple Cider Donuts and crunchy leaves...mmmmmm...

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  25. Fabulous flower pins! love how they turned out. Fall is definitely my favorite season too!

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  26. ohhh.so wonderful to have this giveaway..you are so generous Lin! You are really a winner in very determining to create and make more wonderful projects..Thanks for the chance...and take care..happy crafting!

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  27. my favorite time of year is fall, probably because my birthday is in October...that, and i love sweater ;)

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  28. Those flowers are beautiful! I just love the center embellishments! :)

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  29. Lin, your flower pins are gorgeous - I still haven't got around to making one yet! I really can't pick a favourite season as I love something about each one - spring (fresh green leaves and buds, evenings getting longer, lamb skipping around the fields), summer (the lads' birthdays, warmer weather, school holidays, longer days, smell of cut grass) autumn (wedding anniversary, gorgeous colours,rustling through the leaves on walks, toffee apples), winter (Christmas, snow & hot chocolate).

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  30. Lin- I love your pretty flowers pins- gosh you are SEW creative! For me it's a toss up.....I love Fall (all the leaves and apple picking) but I also really love Spring especially after a long cold Wisonsin winter.

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  31. Lin, you're so generous. Been your follower for long time. In one year, I love all months, but specially July, because that's the school holiday and I can spend more time with the whole family together.

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  32. Hi Lin, love these handmade flowers,gorgeous details and the added buttons are a perfect touch!! I am a Fall gal, love Thanksgiving, the cool weather, colourful leaves and Sunflowers (which are my favorite and my wedding flower too)!! :)

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  33. Hi Lin! I'm FINALLY catching up with blogs and saw your giveaway! Thanks for a chance to win one of your fabric flowers--they're quite awesome! My favorite time of the year is probably fall, although in Hawaii, that means hurricane season!

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  34. Lin, I just love this card, it is so pretty, your style is so soft feminine, and just so balanced, I think I have bookmarked almost all your cards as Favs, love just about every one!!
    You have such taste and class and it shows in your cards. I like to give credit where credit is do, you and some of the others on here are just so Talented, I am in awe at times, thanks for the inspiration.
    Kudos to you!!
    Donna

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  35. Hi Lin! I would have become a follower even if you weren't giving away anything! I'm so glad I stumbled upon your art work, it's lovely!! My Fav time of year is Fall - no question. For so many reasons but mostly because it reminds me of home (NM) when the air is cool at night, there's almost "no" weather during the day, and the colors of autumn are everywhere. We always wait for Summer to pass and travel home during the Fall!
    Hugs,
    Anne

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  36. Hi. I just viewed your blog today for the first time after seeing your card on the Case Study Blog. I was eager to follow your blog after seeing your lovely creations. This giveaway is an extra bonus on top of your inspiration.

    My favorite time of year is Fall because of the beautiful colors, the crisp cool air, and all the fun activities that are accociated with it.

    Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win.

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  37. Lin - love these flowers. For me, my favourite time of the year is summer.... I love the warmth, swimming in the sea, gathering fresh tomatoes from my garden, strawberries and icecream for dessert...

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  38. Lin, what a lovely thing to do :o).
    Thank you for the chance to win such a pretty set, not to mention a flower, they are so pretty.
    We don't really have seasons here in Corpus Christi but I do love the crisp, sunny days here in Winter.

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  39. How did I miss that?? Because I'm behind everything of course!! And I thought I was already a follower but it seems I'm not. Scatterbrain, I tell you!!
    Your flowers are truly gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win, Lin, and happy blog anniversary!

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  40. I guess I'm like you: I love Fall!!! All the colors and flavors so particular to this season! SO very sweet of you to make this giveaway! I can see you finally got this large cling flower, isn't it gorgeous? Your pins are, you're so talented Lin! Enjoy the season! :)

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  41. Ok... I've just re-read your post... and didn't answer to your question, duh! Although I love Fall and its colors and the Halloween spirit, I think I'm rather a summer girl because I need sunshine to recharge my batteries :)

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  42. Hi Lin,

    Thanks for this giveaway! I become your follower and posted this on my blog sidebar as well.

    I like December as there are a lot of holidays! Added with the Christmas decorations and the people buying presents for their loved ones, it is the warmest season you can feel!

    Hugs,
    Evelyn @ Message Keeper
    http://messagekeeper.blogspot.com/

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  43. I have always loved seeing your work on the Hero Arts flicker group! Thanks for the post regarding Anne's challenge today. I am happy to find your blog and become a follower. I have always loved the beauty of fall and the crispness in the air gets me in the spirit of making holiday decorations, presents and cards!
    Thanks for the chance for a great stamp set too!

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  44. Hi Lin! I am new to your blog -- saw so many of your lovely creations over at the Hero Arts Flickr pool, and joined over there, thanks to Anne Gaal's urging :) I am so happy I did! Congratulations on your almost 1 year blog-aversary! Wishing you ALL the best for another year! (Oh, my favorite time of year is NOW! -- especially the cooler weather, but before the time changes!)

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  45. Lin, you've contributed 566 cards or projects to the Hero Arts Flickr group and they are wonderful works of art. You are amazing!

    Such a wonderful thought to have a give-away. I, too, have become a follower... I'd follow you anywhere:)

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  46. Hi Lin! Your handmade flower is so pretty. And the giveaway is so generous of you! Just wanted to tell you how inspired I am by your cards.

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  47. Hi Lin,
    Thanks for this giveaway! I become your follower. I'm new to your blog, but I've seen a lot of your beautiful creations at the Hero Arts pool.
    My favorite time of year is summer.I like the warmth of the sun!

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  48. A tempting giveaway - and I follow your creations here and on flickr!

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  49. O - forgot to tell you my favourite time of year - love them all for their own special times but I guess it would be SPRING if I had to choose! Spring is in the air here - love the lightness, warmth coming back, and flowers!

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  50. Oh! So pretty puffy flowers! I'm sure, I saw those in your Flickr gallery the other day! :)
    Thank you Lin for your invitation for such a sweet giveaway! It'll be the 1st anniversary of your sweet blog at the beginning of this November! I've been one of your followers since then. I've been adoring your style and creations before you had a blog!
    My favorite time of the year is... really I'm greedy, autumn and winter! I love two seasons! ;)
    Thank you so much, Lin! I always appreciate you!
    Hugs, Tomo

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  51. I almost missed your yummy give-away! Your flowers are beautiful, Lin! My favorite time of the year is summer! I love spring, too, because everything starts blooming, but I need more sun and warmth! Thanks for this chance :)

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  52. Hi, Lin,
    Congratulations on your blog anniversary.
    Now that I've found you (outside the Flickr group, etc.) I will be returning to visit!
    You are generous to offer a giveaway, and a handmade flower, all of which are stunning! But I'm not surprized, because yo
    u were so generous and kind in welcoming me into the Hero Arts pool.
    Not to confuse the question, but I have four favorite times of the year! It is the changing of the seasons that excite me and give me so much joy. The first blue skies and tight green buds of spring; the heavy green of ancient trees and the lazy days of summer; the turning leaves, crisping air, and holidays of Fall; the nippy air and crystal snowflake beauty when winter begins. So there you have it!
    Thanks for all the beautiful inspiration you share!

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