Sunday, May 22, 2011

May Giveaway - Button, Button



Welcome everyone! I've been wanting to get together a giveaway for a while, so when I saw that there was an official Sew,Mama,Sew May Giveaway Day, I thought it was the perfect excuse for actually doing this. Giveaways are so much fun, and I'm sure there are going to be a lot of great ones, so I hope you will hop over there and check it out.


Since most of the people who read this are going to be new to my blog, I just want to introduce myself briefly - My name is Pamela and I am a quilter. I love to play with fabric and thread, and I enjoy writing. So the natural progression was for me to start this blog, and I have really enjoyed writing and documenting my work. I am a pretty busy wife and mother, have a dog and a cat and work part time at a quilt shop. I enjoy fabric of all kinds, and also work as a seamstress doing alterations and custom sewing. Mostly I like to write about quilting, but I do add other things from time to time.


On to the Giveaway! I will be creating one of my custom journal covers in blue and yellow with a monogram for the winner - I will ship this anywhere in the world so everyone is more than welcome to enter. I've been making these journals for a while now and just added the blue and yellow version to my Etsy shop.
Isn't it pretty? These are so fun to make!

How do you win? I thought it would be fun to have a little guessing game. Just leave me a comment telling me how many buttons you think there are in my little button jar:





Just a little help for you - the button jar is about 6 inches high and 4 inches in diameter. It holds quite a few buttons (hint, hint!). The closest guess to the actual number of buttons wins the journal! You have through May 25 to guess, so have fun trying!


Thanks for stopping by, and I hope to see you again!



Pamela


107 comments:

  1. 142 buttons? Well, the book cover is cute - I'd love to have one.

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  2. 978 going high :)
    texhelena(at)aol(dot)com

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  3. 739
    G'Day! I'm here for the Sew, Mama, Sew Giveaway Day! Please visit me, too:
    http://www.homemakerhoney.com/2011/05/sew-mama-sew-may-giveaway-day-ends-may.html

    Deborah
    Homemaker Honey
    @Homemaker_Honey
    homemakerhoney.com
    homemakerhoney @gmail .com

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  4. 185 buttons? I love the blue and yellow! :) Thank you for having this.

    noca0603 at gmail.com

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  5. Hi Pamela!

    I'm going to be way out on this one but I'm going to go for 240.

    Thanks for the fun giveaway, I'll be checking back to see how far wrong I am :)

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  6. What a great way to choose a winner!! 247 popped into my head so I'm sticking with that :)

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  7. What a fun giveaway. I'm going to guess 373. :)

    Thanks for the chance.

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  8. I'm guessing 421. :) I'd love a journal cover - the one you've shown is beautiful. I'm sure a personalised one would be even more so. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  9. 157 buttons! Love the book cover btw!

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  10. I'm always terrible at these things, but I'll go for 567

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  11. I'd say... 387 buttons!

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  12. I'm guessing 789...

    http://ebony-ivory-rainbow.blogspot.com/

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  13. You are smart to have a button guessing game.
    My guess is 971.
    You can see my giveaway at http://runningwithrocket.blogspot.com/2011/05/sewmamasew-bunny-giveaway.html

    I love the SMS folks who put together a fantastic list of other blogs to visit. Glad to meet you.

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  14. I'm going to guess 156 buttons.
    Lovely giveaway!
    dramallama56@hotmail.com

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  15. 411

    ajoyfulnoise (at) live (dot) com

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  16. What a fun game. 432.

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  17. 312! did i win??? ;)

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  18. I'm going to guess 333. :o) Thanks for the chance to win! Cute cover!

    ravensrascals at gmail dot com

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  19. My guess is 235 buttons!! :) Thanks for the chance to win.

    Cheers!
    Rachel
    http://www.DewberryLane.com

    HappyQuilting at DewberryLane dot com

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  20. 429 but gosh am I terrible at guessing these sorts of thing.

    limes.sweet(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win
    libbystiles(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  22. 412. Thanks for the chance.

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  23. How about 490? Anyway...love the journal cover. It would be perfect for our family prayer journal.

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  24. 234

    Yellow is my favorite color and blue is a close second:)

    Shawna

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  25. 273 is my guess. Thanks!

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  26. I am going to say 1398 buttons.

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  27. Wow this is hard!!! LOL I want to say about 323

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  28. Anonymous8:38 PM

    I love cheery blue and yellow and your pretty journal cover! I would use it for my food diary. (Yes, I'm dieting and the food journal really works!)
    In keeping with my spooky giveaway, I am going to say there are 666 buttons in your button jar. Thanks for the chance from a fellow Oregonian!
    ~Janine in Japan

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  29. I'm gonna say 302.

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  30. Anonymous9:20 PM

    137

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  31. I am going to guess 322 buttons. I have no idea but I do know there are some small buttons. I love the journal so much and it would be so handy.

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  32. 421


    thanks for the sweet give-away
    email in profile
    or
    nicmowat (at) gmail (dot) com
    :)

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  33. 787 buttons...haaaa btw plz come visit my blog htpp://jewelsofsayuri.blogspot.com/ to participate in my giveaway...my email jewelsofsayuri@gmail(dot)com

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  34. I'm going to say 472!

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  35. 303. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  36. Anonymous6:11 AM

    197 buttons. What a great journal cover.

    Pat K
    tkelley5(at)charter(dot)com

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  37. Fun idea for a giveaway! I'll guess there's 1000 buttons. Beautiful journal cover!

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  38. Cute idea, Pamela.

    247 is my guess.

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  39. I'm going to guess: 493

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  40. 213 buttons.
    Great giveaway!

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  41. I'm gonna go for 307, but I really have no idea! Thanks for the chance to win, the journal cover is beautiful. x

    jennifer grace @ hotmail (dot) co (dot) uk

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  42. 563 -- wild guess:-)

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  43. My guess is 562 buttons!

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  44. There are 317 buttons in that jar! jya@inoutbox.com

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  45. Ha ha ha, what fun! I am guessing 325.

    Thanks for the chance.
    debyeo at hotmail dot com

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  46. 157 buttons

    helenhsin(at)yahoo.com

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  47. 600 buttons? Thanks for the giveaway!

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  48. that is a great idea, both the book cover and the game... ingenious!

    I am guessing 99 buttons.. everyone else has gone high... and like the old price is right trick of $1 I am going in the opposite direction!

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  49. Oh I love guessing games... and I love buttons and what a cute journal cover... so I will guess... 526 buttons.

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  50. 855 buttons is my guess! thanks for the fun!

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  51. I'm going to guess 1283 buttons in the jar. Love the journal cover. The Arc de Triumphe on in your etsy is beautiful. Love the photo. :)
    Have a wonderful day.
    Cass

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  52. What about...278?
    Nice idea with the book cover!

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  53. My guess is 523, but I think that is high. Love the blue and yellow book cover, thanks for sharing.

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  54. My guess is 350, thanks so much for the chance to win this great prize!

    Atoxim at gmail dot com

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  55. Anonymous9:09 PM

    Oh man, I'm usually terrible at these.

    I'll say 424.

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  56. wow .. what fun ... I'm going to say 660 buttons. I hopeyou have fun counting :-)

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  57. 176. Don't know where that came from! I wanted to say hi cuz the way you introduced yourself I saw you at the head of the room and a gajillion quilters in the chairs and we all said, "hi pamela' like one of those meetings. Addiction, yeah, funny. The journal cover is really, really pretty!

    umali666@yahoo.com

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  58. I love buttons, too. I'll guess 1147

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  59. I'm going to guess 1575 buttons!

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  60. 647... I'm really bad at estimating these things usually but I'll test my luck anyway!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  61. 353 buttons!

    Love the quilting on the book cover :) Thank you

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  62. I'd say 542 buttons in the jar.

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  63. Lovely prize,my favorite colors.

    My guess 100?

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  64. Anonymous9:23 AM

    577 hope its enough! That journal is lovely though!

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  65. i'm never good at these kind of things but I'll go with 103

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  66. Guessing 356 - tried to read through to make sure I didn't guess the same as someone else . . .

    yobethie at hotmail dot com

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  67. Thank you for the great giveaway. It's lovely.
    atchisonsteph at gmail dot com
    I think 432

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  68. 333

    Mary
    http://www.quiltgenius.com

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  69. Ooh fun! I'm going with 573 buttons.

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  70. 156? Completely random guess. :) The cover is lovely. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  71. Oh, I hope I am right - that journal cover is gorgeous! I am going to guess 317 buttons.

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  72. I think ... 182 buttons :D

    The book cover is really spectacular - that's a lovely design - I think it would look extra special with a monogrammed S, LOL! Thank you for a sweet giveaway :)

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  73. 369 buttons ! I'm very bad at this kind of "guess how many" game !

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  74. 235. I am probably way off, but it's fun to guess anyway. That journal cover is lovely. Thank you for the chance!

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  75. These seem to be a great bunch of intelligent guessers, so I will go with the loose average and say 352!

    Good luck everyone!

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  76. 184 That would be quite a few, wouldn't it? Thanks for the fun little game. I love the journal covers.

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  77. So pretty! I guess 521 buttons in the jar. :)

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  78. 357!


    Sarah
    angelpie0303@yahoo.com

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  79. Anonymous5:24 PM

    i'm going to say 300 buttons :)

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  80. I guess 199 buttons.

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  81. I'm guessing 488. I'm very bad at these sorts of things :P

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  82. Hello from an Oregonian in Canada! What a gorgeous journal cover! Though if the draw was for the buttons, I'd be just as excited! I'm going to guess there's 555 buttons in there (I was gonna say 333, but that just looked too low after careful consideration) LOL So, 555. Final answer. :) Thanks so much for this opportunity!

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  83. I guess 186 buttons in the candy jar.

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  84. What a fun way to decide the winner! I love it. I'm guessing 363. I love the journal cover, by the way. Adorable!

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