Tuesday, August 24, 2010

100th Post and GIVEAWAY!



well, here it is. my 100th post! i am pretty darn excited to have reached this milestone.


i've been really into making these crazy quilted journals ever since i started the "remains of the day" class with mary ann moss.


at first i was going to make one just for the purposes of the giveaway but one led to two and then three...and a few days later, i had made FIVE! you can find them in my etsy shop here!


the covers are constructed with all kinds of wonderful fabric scraps--some vintage, some new. they are wrapped with recycled sari silk ribbon (my favorite embellishment these days!)



the pages are a mix of my favorite vintage paper (maps, ledgers, music sheets, atlas, childrens' books), scrapbook paper, and recycled paper (catalog pages, security envelopes).





SO...one lucky commenter will win a custom made journal all of their very own! (you get to pick the color scheme for the cover and customize the insides with your favorite kinds of paper!) and another will win a collage pack filled with wonderful paper and journaling goodies. just leave a comment to let me know you were here! i will announce the winner on Monday, September 6!

**bonus entries**

1 extra entry for blogging about the giveaway (just leave a separate comment with a link to your blog entry)

1 extra entry for becoming a follower of my blog (if you are already a follower, just let me know in a separate comment!)

AND

1 extra entry for voting for Merritt Trace Elementary school in the Kohl's Cares contest on facebook (if you've already voted, just let me know in a separate comment). their library and 26 classrooms were destroyed in an arson fire. please give them 5 stars; they could really use our support! :) voting ends september 3.

so, to recap: to enter, just leave a comment. for each additional entry, leave a separate comment. additional entries are not necessary to win, but they do boost your chances! ;)


and THANK YOU for stopping by. your comments and support over the years mean a lot to me and encourage me to keep on blogging and creating art!

55 comments:

  1. Woootwoo!!! Love this! You have been working hard...and they are beautiful!
    I am a follower.....and I'm heading off to vote right now:)

    Happy day to you!!!!
    Congrats on your 100th POST!

    dawn:)

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  2. I just voted for your school.....I didn't think it would be that easy:)
    (Good luck in the contest...that would help a wee bit for sure!)

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  3. This would be awesome for me to have at work in my school office - I love to keep organized with folders and if I won I'd make it my very special folder for special items!! Thanks for the chance. I'll put in a vote for your school in a minute.

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  4. Your journals are so beautiful! How I'd love to win one! Many thanks for the opportunity. Soon as I'm done posting, I'll vote for your school.
    All the best,
    Marilyn

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  5. good job on your journals-love em' ---
    ok, I'll be a follower & vote for your school----good luck! thanks a bunch ....

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  6. Love the cheerful colors of your journals ... gorgeous! Would love to call one my very own ...

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  7. Voted! Hope they win ... a great cause!

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  8. I will follow,comment and vote for a chance to win your wonderful book!
    Lee

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  9. HI Nicole,
    What a great giveaway!!

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  10. HI Nicole,
    I added a post to my blog about your giveaway!
    http://liten.be//g9X5p
    -Briana

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  11. I am now following your blog =)

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  12. Hi Nicole,
    I love your blog, so glad I found it. Love your ROD's very nice bright colors and very graphic. Thanks so much for your generocity. I am now a follower.
    -Kimber

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  13. -Http://artaftermidnight.blogspot.com posted your wonderful giveaway too! Thanks Kimber

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  14. They're so lovely!!!!
    What a great giveaway!

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  15. What a great giveaway! The journals are awesome.

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  16. I'm following your blog!

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  17. I just started my first ROD journal this week. I love the colors in your journals and I hope I win one of them.

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  18. these are gorgeous!
    oh how i'll hopehopehope
    for such a beauty!
    rachelawes@gmail.com

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  19. i'm so happy
    to be a follower!

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  20. These are beautiful. I would love to own one of your wonderful journals. good luck to everyone.

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  21. I love the bright, cheerful colors of your journals and the chance to win one. Thanks for the opportunity. /ROD classmate jan dejavucreations@yahoo.com

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  22. Wow. How cool. I'd love a packet of cool collage stuff so I could make one of my own!

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  23. I would love you to make a journal for me! I have made two now (one as a gift) but LOVE yours!

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  24. I have become a follower!

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  25. http://digisci-mk.blogspot.com/2010/08/about-rod-giveaway.html
    I blogged it!

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  26. I just stumbled onto your blog from your post at the ROD class group page. I am very excited to peruse your posts. Your pages are charming. Thank you for sharing!

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  27. Please enter me in your give away. Your journals look great. Also loved the inside journal entry in your post before this one. I'll be back to check your blog again soon.

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  28. How wonderful your ROD journals are! It is the best class ever! I am going to vote for your school now! Keep up the good work!

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  29. You have such lovely work! Honestly I'm envious of your paper selection too!

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  30. I added you to my reader so I can follow your blog.

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  31. Congratulations Nicole!
    100 posts is a huge accomplishment. Your Blog just keeps getting better.
    Love your journals. They are such a lovely reflection of you!
    Big hug- Julie B.

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  32. Oh my...what glorious journals....congrats on your 100th post :)

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  33. Congrats on your 100th Post!! And love love your ROD journals!! I am in process of completing my own...and hope to get a blog going of my own soon. Your work is beautiful!!

    Denita

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  34. Congratulation for the Etsy opening.
    I like your journal book.

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  35. Oh Nicole! I didn't realize you had a blog!!! I am smitten by your work. I just can't soak up enough. Pick me to win one of your journals. I so promise to love and cherish it! You're the best. Each journal is amazing, how could anyone ever choose? Thanks a million for linking up to Journal Party Monday at Autumn's Antics. Don't forget to grab my button!
    xx,
    Autumn Clark

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  36. Of course I instantly became a follower.
    xx,
    Autumn Clark

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  37. Hello! I discovered your blog today through The pink couch-Tara. Wow, is all I can say! What a feast for the eyes! I love your journals!! I just made my first coptic stitch journal yesterday and it was fun and easy! yours are remarkable!

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  38. I blogged about it too!
    http://bouncingbonbon.blogspot.com/2010/09/mini-journals.html

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  39. oh and I became a follower!! there!! 3 chances...whew!

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  40. Your journals are so beautiful!

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  41. I'm a follower now. :)

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  42. I voted for Trace Merritt too.

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  43. Hi, saw a link on Bonnie's blog and here I am.
    Love love love your journals. My next project is to make "collage fabric" similar to yours! I have been accumulating lots of bits as I have done other things so it's a way to use them up. So nice to meet a fellow recycler!

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  44. and very happily signed up to your blog! Cu SOON.

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  45. Hi, I saw a link on Bonnie's blog - so here I am! I am very impressed with your lovely journals, and would love to own one! I've never done anything like that myself as I'm quite new to making cards.

    I will make mention in my blog about you and of course I'd love to become a follower - what a lovely idea to get more followers too! lol my blog is: http://wwwsalgal53.blogspot.com/

    I will also vote for your school - so that's all three sorted!!
    Sal xx

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  46. Oh such beautiful books, I love the colorful photos in this post! Yum yum yum! I would love to win such a treasure! :-)

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  47. I voted in the Kohls Cares contest.

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  48. I haven't blogged about this (my blog is terribly neglected), but I did share on facebook. :-)

    http://www.facebook.com/#!/amber.mclean1

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  49. Congratulations on Your 100th post! Love your ROD journals! Pick me, pick me! :) have a great long weekend! Sue

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  50. Your journals are just too beautiful! I'd love to win one! Congrats on the 100th post! I'll add my follow and head over to vote. Thanks!

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  51. What beautiful, amazing journals, Nika. I'm so happy to see you thriving in the creation of your art. I can't imagine ever wanting to write anything in them...they are too gorgeous!

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