Jun 10, 2017

Two Year Blogiversary Giveaway Celebration!

Hello my lovelies!  As you know, I have been a busy bee this season with my daughter graduating, a special trip for her, getting our house on the market to sell, and now a family vacation!  In addition to my design team work, I have been zoom zoom zoom from one minute to the next these days!  In fact, I was away with my girls on the date of my TWO YEAR BLOGIVERSARY!  But I was determined not to let the event pass notice, so I am hosting a giveaway to run in my absence this week.  To thank all of my crafty friends and sweet supporters, I am giving away the prize package pictured below.  I will announce the lucky winner on Sunday, June 18.

The rules are simple, just leave a comment for the chance to win.  If you have the time, I would love for you to answer a little poll.

  • What is your favorite type of project you've seen on my blog - mixed media, cardmaking, tags, handmade albums?
  • What would you like to see more of?
  • Do you find my tutorials useful or are pictures worth their weight in words?
  • Is there anything I blog that you could live without?  Something you just scroll through to get to the "good stuff"?

I truly appreciate your support these two years and look forward to sharing a future in crafty blog land with you!  Your responses will help me tailor my blog and hopefully make the next two years even better.  I have been so blessed with your friendship and support and am very thankful for the companies who have brought me on board to promote their products.  Now that I have gotten my feet under me, I hope to host giveaways more frequently.  Thank YOU for being a blessing to me!

"Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling,
And to present you faultless
Before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy,
To God our Savior,
Who alone is wise,
Be glory and majesty,
Dominion and power,
Both now and forever.
Jude 24-25 NKJV


Valerie-Jael said...

Happy Blogaversary, and thank for the chance to win this lovely prize. I especially like your mixed media pieces where you o skilfully combine so many elements. Hugs, Valerie

Marianne said...

Happy blogaversary!
I recently became a follower because someone else posted a link to your mini album tutorial and I wanted to take a closer look. I am primarily a cardmaker (leaning towards the clean and simple) but I'm also intrigued by mixed media. So I'm hoping to pick up an idea or two at your blog in the future.

oliveoyl64 said...

I tend to be a lurker and not leave comments, I need to be more thoughtful about that since you take the time to do such awesome posts. I have been dabbling in mixed media for about a year and look for inspiration from pictures. I loved your tip about layering chipboard behind your design to save on foam tape. Thank you for this awesome giveaway. Hugs

Nancy said...

Happy 2nd Blogiversary to you!
I love the wonderful variety of projects you post on your blog. I especially love it when you include a Scripture verse, either on your project or in your post.
A tutorial is always appreciated! I wouldn't change a thing...just more, please! :o)

valerie said...

Honestly it is a hard choice between your offerings but if I had to choose- cards and albums are a fav. I never scroll to get to the best part as I enjoy each and every post. Your tutorials are very well thought out and I have made 2 of your albums easily and with no other experience. Happy Blogversary and keep up the good work or shpuld I say play? :)

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Autumn - I appreciate the amazing use of colors and textures in your artwork in all your styles employed. You have a way of layering the colors and layering the textures that makes me marvel at how many projects you're able to complete in such a seemingly quick turn around time. Your tutorials ALWAYS teach me a lot. Sometimes I re-read certain paragraphs several times, hoping that your creative knowledge will soak into my little brain and merge into my fingers. I treasure the number of photographs you take the time to share, revealing each angle or dimension, so we get a better idea of how things were made.

One of my great joys with your blog (and many others) is the diversity of technique and style. When your name pops up in my reader, I never know what to expect, and delight in being surprised at what type of project you'll share, and how the products/textures were achieved.

Autumn, I think it is great that you direct many of your followers to the sponsor's blog for the tutorial, but I always return to your blog to leave the comment.

HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY, my blogging friend! May we all get to enjoy many more years of your incredible artful inspirations.

Liane said...

Sweet Autumn, I was elated when i found the link to your Blog, always admired your artwork, looking forward to reading your Blog every Day. Keep up the great work !!
Awesome Giveaway !!!
Hugs Liane :-)

Esther Asbury said...

Congrats Autumn!
I found your blog through the coffee lovers blog hop and have enjoyed following along here and on Instagram!
To answer your questions in one sentence: I enjoy seeing all your projects and tutorials and I wouldn't change a thing about your blog! (smile)
Thanks for the chance to win a lovely prize package!

Sue Kosec said...

You're asking me to choose??????????? I especially love your cards and mini albums. I've been a follower for quite a while but (head hung in shame) rarely do I leave a comment. Since cards and albums are my fave, I suppose I'd like to see more of those - especially masculine cards. Of course, tutorials are especially useful!!! Why wouldn't they be? Oh, please don't cut anything out of your blog - I love it all. Happy anniversary!!!!!!!

Helen Wallace said...

Happy Blogiversary Autumn. My favourite posts are all of them! That may sound a bit like I can't make up my mind, but I really enjoy them all and learn something new each time. I guess if I was forced to choose, it would have to be Mixed media and card making, but I do like the others projects too. I'd like to see more of Oxide distress inks and layering, which you do so well. I'm a bit of a word junkie, so I love the tutorials; they way you describe them, gives me a sense of place. Nope, there is nothing I just scroll through. Love it all and feel inspired every time I visit. I hope you come back refreshed from your holiday.

Susan said...

I love your mixed media cards and tags. I do not make albums but often get some ideas from them. I have recently started doing mixed media (though incorporating it into my CAS style) so I'm learning a lot from you through your tutorials and your step-by-step details. I'd love it if you kept doing those in the future.

Donna Nuce said...

I am a new follower but I think I was drawn in by something you did on the Frilly & Funky blog! I'll continue to follow and check out your tutorials! Have a great day and thanks for the chance to win.

Darlene said...

YAY! Congrats on the 2 year Blogaversary! Your blog is fabulous girl ... just the way it is! You share awesome creations that range from cards to multi-media and that is awesome! And your tutorials are very informative ... great job! When I saw your blogaversary announcement I just had to look to see how long I've been at this fun time ... would you believe next year (2018) it will be 10 years for me! Holy Cow where has the time gone? Like they say, time flies when you're having fun! Wishing you many, many more years of pleasure my friend!
(Prize entry not necessary ... just wanted to congratulate you and wish you well!!) HUGS!

Vicki Dutcher said...

I also look forward to your mm posts. I love tutorials since it gives me a chance to play with my supplies. Congrats on your 2 year

Vicki Dutcher said...

I also look forward to your mm posts. I love tutorials since it gives me a chance to play with my supplies. Congrats on your 2 year

Heidi Stamps said...

Congrats on your blogiversary! I like all kinds of projects and especially am interested how people make different styles of art. Whether I read the entire tutorial or not often depends on how much time I have, not how interested I am! KWIM? Tutorials are useful because you can pin them for later reference. Thanks for sharing!

Pawsitively Creative said...

Yippee and huge congrats on such a wonderful milestone. Your blog is exceptional. Of course I enjoy the mixed media the most but second to your card designs. Technique posts are among my fave and the unexpected is the best! Just have fun with your family and enjoy! Happy Blogiversary dearie! Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

Sue Cook said...

I love all your posts. Even the ones I wouldn't do, bring me joy to look at. Sometimes you just have to appreciate art. But, I was especially drawn to the post about your grandmother's picture. I started a mixed media journal several years ago when I took a class with Finnebair, but have never finished. Your post has inspired me to start again! Your tutorials are very useful. Some things I think I wouldn't attempt become possible with them. I hope you are able to continue to bring us all joy! God bless.

Maria Lillepruun said...

Happy birthday to your blog dear Autumn! And thank you for a chance!
What is your favorite type of project you've seen on my blog - mixed media, cardmaking, tags, handmade albums?
I like you canvases a lot! They are always super creative and differ every time :)
What would you like to see more of?
I haven´t had a chance to see any photo albums by you (need to make a tag search on the blog :). If you make mixed media albums,that I definitely want to see!
Do you find my tutorials useful or are pictures worth their weight in words?
Yes, love them!
Is there anything I blog that you could live without? Something you just scroll through to get to the "good stuff"?
Tough question :)

Greta said...

Have a wonderful vacation & good luck with all involved in moving, Autumn! Can't believe you've only blogged for 2 years! You're an amazing artist & even though I would never attempt a lot of what you do, I love seeing it! My mom used to quote that verse when she gave her testimony. Hugs, Greta

Greta said...

Forgot to say--please leave me out of the prize drawing.

Linda Kunsman said...

congratulations on your blogiversary Autumn!! I found you through the Simon Says challenges and so you know I love card making as well as mixed media. I think you're doing a super job with your blog-including the content, photos, tutorials etc. Keep on keepin on!

Lisa said...

Huge congratulations on your two-year blogaversary, Autumn!! I am so happy we crossed paths in blogland :)
I have a hard time choosing my favorite kind of project you make because they are all fabulous!! I'm going to say cards first followed very closely by mixed media!! What I would like to see more of runs in to the next question...I love seeing how you put your creations together!! So your tutorials are wonderful!! Words help, but I'm more drawn to the pictures to see the process and the vision unfold. I truly don't just scroll through anything. Huge congrats again my sweet friend!! Big hugs :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

froebelsternchen Susi said...

I am happy with all your fantastic art here - otherwise I wouldn't follow you - YOUR art and blog is a wonderful inspiration!
Congrats on your Blogiversary - hope you will have fun and post as many as possible!
oxo Susi

Anne Dwyer said...

Congrats on your Anniversary - I really love all of the projects that you put on the blog - I am primarily a card maker, but if I see something that you have made that I am taken with I will adapt it to my book/journal/box covers. The combination of photos and words works best and the ingredients listed as well. Please keep up the fantastic work and don't forget to take some time for yourself.

Marilyn McLeod @ Pink Paper Cottage said...

Happy 2nd Blogaversary! I'm fairly new to your blog.. have maybe been following it for 6 months or so, so do need to go back and look at EVERYTHING! I do love it all and was just browsing your tutorials and I love that each one is so unique and different. I like variety and as one gal said, love seeing something new and different. My favorites are cards and mini albums and I like keeping things more simple but do love shabby chic. I'm not into mixed media too much so I do kind of scan over that, but I still look and read and marvel at how beautiful it is! I just don't, for some reason, enjoy the time it takes to go through all of the steps. But I do love a good easy, quick mini album and always looking for a new way to hinge it. Oh.. and I'm a paper flower nut, so enjoyed seeing that you have some tutorials on them.. I'll go back and watch/read those for sure! Love love love any kind of new and different paper flower! I think I would leave your blog just as it is.. it's interesting and fun and beautiful work, and I do love all the photos. I think a tutorial does need some text too, but photos sure do help. Keep up the wonderful work! (PS would also love to win all the goodies in your giveaway!)

Susan said...

Congrats on 2 years! I love your blog as is with the mix of different projects, but my favorites are always the mixed media ones. I also enjoy your full tutorials. Keep up the good work!

Lucyna Marynowska said...

Happy birthday to your blog dear Autumn! And thank you for a chance to win all those goodies!
I admire your art ( especially mixed media) and love to read your blog (especially tutorials).
Wish you many years more of creating and having fun!
Lula xoxo

Theresa said...

Happy blogaversary! I am a messy crafter. I like mixed media and painty fingers and that's what I pay attention to most on your blog. I have some visual impairment, so I appreciate photos, and I listen to you tubes and ustreams all day long - so much better than TV. Wishing you a creative year. thanks as always for sharing.

Mac Mable said...

Congratulations on your 2 year Anniversary...I love your blog and all your amazing inspiration. You have been so busy ..... My favourite projects from your site is the mixed media work, you are a true inspiration. What would I like to see more of...that is a hard one as I truly love what I see on your blog, it's a great mix of projects and techniques. Love your photos but for me I enjoy the tutorials, I'm a technique girl and love to know how you've done something, always interested x I consider all your stuff the 'Good Stuff' I never scroll through, I read and enjoy it all! Find some time for yourself and sending crafty hugs x

Irena Stefanova said...

Happy Blogaversary Autumn!
I love your mixmedia projects and I would like to see more of them.
Yes, your tutorials are very useful.
Numbers 6:24-26

Brenda Brown said...

Congrats on your second blogiversary Autumn it's always a delight to land here on one of your posts and to be drawn into a page of creativity and inspiration. This is the market place for finding wonderful designs, techniques and ideas. Carry on doing what you are doing. Huge hugs xxx

Maxine D said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary - Autumn I love coming to your blog - love your step by step process descriptions and photos - I am inspired, even if I don't often apply what I see here!
Thank you for today's scripture - it is one that I turned to frequently when my father was dying, and it still brings me comfort now after loosing my DH.

Sara Barker said...

Yippee! It's your Blogaversary! Happy times, indeed! I would not change a THING about your blog! Whenever I visit, which is sometimes three times to a post, sometimes I miss things, but come back later. I'm just ADD when it comes to visiting blogs, but your's is one I would NEVER want to miss.

So, keep creating it all; it's all great art, but I love mixed media and cards the best, oh, and tags and homemade albums, too!

That answers question #2-more of EVERYTHING!

Tutorials? Words and pictures, please! And of course, those in person tutorials are the BEST! Miss you already!

There is nothing I could live without! In addition to your artwork and tutorials, I love seeing family photos, hearing about the joys and pitfalls in your everyday life and reading your scripture. Bring it on!

You are an incredibly generous person to have this giveaway! Someone is going to be VERY happy to win! I am very happy you started blogging, my friend, because if you hadn't our paths would have never crossed. Sending real hugs your way! I hope you have a blessed week!

Unknown said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! I love it all but I enjoy learning more about mixed media & love the handmade albums. I like the pictures along with the tutorials. a video every now & then is fun :)_
Thanks for the chance & I love to see what you come up with!

Wanda Hentges said...

Happy Blogaversary, Autumn!!!! I'm so glad to have "met" you!!!! I love all your projects even though I'm always behind on visiting blogs and don't always have time for commenting. You are so sweet to have a give away!! Please don't include me in the drawing - I have plenty of stuff :-) I just wanted to say congratulations and I hope one day we can meet in person!!!

Mimi said...

Well, CONGRATULATIONS, and thanks for having a blog, 'cause that's how I met you: my craft soul-sister! Please exclude me from your drawing-- I've been spoiled by your generosity and friendship, and so I'd rather share the love with others! Thanks for being you.
Q:What is your favorite type of project you've seen on my blog - mixed media, cardmaking, tags, handmade albums?
Q:What would you like to see more of?
Q: Do you find my tutorials useful or are pictures worth their weight in words?
Q: Is there anything I blog that you could live without? Something you just scroll through to get to the "good stuff"?

Marty Fishman said...

Congrats and Happy Blog-a-Versary! Keeping this simple in answer to your poll, I wouldn't change anything you're doing because what you're doing is successful. If it ain't broke, don't fix it! You know I pretty much love all of your projects and love seeing your versatility and your generosity in sharing techniques. Keep 'em coming! Hugs :-)

butterfly said...

Congratulations on your second anniversary, Autumn - you've come so far so fast, and it's been a delight to be there for the ride! I love your mixed media layers and textures. The quality of the photos is always sensational, but I'm always happy to find out more about how things are made, so I love the tutorial details - at least every once in a while. I haven't leapt on the video bandwagon yet... it may be the future of crafty sharing, but for now I'm really happy in the old-fashioned blog-world.

Thanks so much for the chance to win your fabulous candy - and here's to many more years of glorious creativity here!
Alison x

Paper Profusion said...

Many congratulations Autumn on your 2nd blog birthday! It's always lovely to spend a while here - you have created a beautiful space to admire and learn. As Alison says above, you've done amazingly well in such a short space of time - designing for the very very best!

Now I just can't answer which type I like best - variety is the spice of life so I think the fact that you surprise and have great range is very much part of your appeal.

As a more visual person, I'm keener on pictures to learn by but I guess it's all time dependent. I definitely do read 'the small print' when I really want to study 'now how did she do that'.

Huge congrats again and thank-you for being such a lovely pal in blogland. Wishing you even more happy creations and success for the year ahead. Thanks so much for chance to win your very generous candy too. Nicola x

rachel said...

Happy blogaversary Autumn - and thankyou so very much for the opportunity to win your magnificient candy - as to the answers for your poll....I love the variety that your posts bring but probably love the mixed media posts most exciting and interesting. More of them please? I love to see a combination of pictures and words in tutorials - pictures definitely help but words can have lots of detail that you may not pick up in a picture alone. I also love to read the different ways that people explain things - I am not brilliant with my own words but I do appreciate a well written piece of work! And there is definitely not anything I can think of that I could do without - your work is varied but consistently beautiful! Big hugs rachel x

Helen Gullett said...

Autumn, I am so thankful to stumble upon your blog last year and been a folllower since then. Your posts are inspirations to me, especially mixed media. I would love to see more any kind of mixed media tutorials in the future (since I am a learning mixed media now... ) I think so far you did a great job with picture tutorials.

Thank you so very much for sharing your talents and projects!


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