Friday, January 9, 2009

Random musings, a Giveaway elsewhere, and I won something!

I recently entered in a Giveaway over at Drivin' 55 and was surprised to find that I had actually won. The prize was to be a Christmas Memory Book that was being handcrafted by Deb, the blog host. And guess what just came in the mail?

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It's a beautiful little book, ready for me to paste in my own photos. In years to come, I'll open this treasure and think back not only to my holiday this year, but to the new friend who made this for me.

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Look how intricate the box lid is. The inside is completely lined in a rich holiday red and the little accordion-style book sits inside.

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Deb personalized the front of the book as well as some of the inside pages.

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Look at all the detail that goes into this little gem. I'm thinking of maybe getting a couple of these for gifts next year. And Deb, if you're reading this . . . why don't you have an Etsy shop?

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My favorite page! I can put a picture of George right here! She even personalized my dog's name in this book. Can you tell how excited I am?

And while we're talking about Giveaways, I've found one on a new blog called Cottage Farm Villa that's going on until the end of next week. You can enter to win on this post. Tell Cheryl that I sent you.

Readers, please remember that A Giveaway A Day has just that. Every day a different giveaway. I've got a direct link on the sidebar on the right, but you can click the link right here as well. I go there when I remember to do so.

And while we're talking about new blogs, I was wasting away in Bloggeritaville one day recently and came across the most interesting story. It's a blog that reads like a good book and every day there's a new little chapter. I haven't left a comment yet because the new google comment thing confuses me (and I'm easily confused). The blog is brand new and looks like it may have started over the holidays. I am just finding the story SO VERY intriguing. Head on over to Leif and see what you think. It's just so well-written! And mind you, begin at the first post. It won't make sense if you don't.

And, as always, thanks for your support.

Until tomorrow, my friends . . .

22 comments:

Ellen said...

What a great giveaway gift. I love the book and the personalization.

Amber said...

Thats freakin awesome!!!!! Im jealous. =)

Deb said...

I've been waiting for the mail to arrive. I expected an email from you verifying that you received it. Never in a million years did I think you would dedicate an entire post.
I wished I could have made one for every participant..who knows, maybe next Christmas I'll make a few more.
An Etsy site...hmmm...Mama P told me that very same thing!

Jana said...

Ooh, Kate, that's gorgeous! I am jealous -- I had entered that contest after learning about it here on your blog. So if I couldn't win, I'm glad you did! and I'm glad to have found Deb's blog, too!

Mental P Mama said...

I can't get past that book. Deb really needs an Etsy shop. I love it! I have book envy.

Sue said...

That Deb is one talented lady. I love how she made the album personal even including George's name...very nice gift...Sue.

High Desert Diva said...

*waves to George*

Love the photo of George and the cat. Wish our two would become friends.

Jill of All Trades said...

Oh that is so pretty. Wow. I will check it out.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

what a BEAUTIFUL prize DEB YOU need a etsy shop...

tj said...

...That is beautiful! Lucky you Miss Kate! And great job Deb - you do wonderful work! Such attention to detail... And I'm on board with the rest o' 'em, why don't you have an Etsy shop? You'd sell out like hotcakes!

...Thanks for sharing Miss Kate! I'm gonna have to keep an eye on that Deb girl and see what see's sellin'... ;o)

...Blessings... :o)

noble pig said...

What a nice book you lucky person! Love the personalization.

TSannie said...

Wow! Why don't you have an Etsy, Deb? That book is beautiful! Now I won't get work done as I have all these new blogs to visit, Kate!

Daryl said...

Its gorgeous .. and I am sure it will become a family keepsake.

And thanks for the head's up on the Giveaways AND the story blog.

Mary said...

What a beautiful prize! Deb is really talented, and ought to open an etsy shop for sure! :)

The Weaver of Grass said...

That is a beautiful, personalised book - what a lovely idea and what a lot of work has gone into its making.

Woman in a Window said...

That gift looks so beautiful, fun and creative. (And somehow, did I see a flash of a picture of a sandwich on your sidebar...ummmm)

Big Hair Envy said...

I'm experiencing Christmas Book Envy over here!!! Just. Beautiful.

Great idea to give them as Christmas gifts next year:) I'm thinking that those books may be one of Oprah's faves in 2009!!!

Annie said...

what a lovely photo album you won!

and thanks for telling us of the intriguing story blog..very interesting

Annie

Jeannelle said...

Congrats! The Christmas memory book and box is beautiful. And, thanks for the links. Hmm....that's the second book-in-a-blog I've heard of today. Maybe a trend is beginning....

Pam said...

What a great book! I'm new to scrapping, but will definitely try to make a similar book for next Christmas.

Egghead said...

What a lovely book and yes I agree...Deb needs an Etsy shop. Kate I am already way way behind reading all my favorite blogs and now I have more to go to. I wish I could make a career of this but alas I have to make real money to pay the bills.

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