Wednesday, April 21, 2010

A Giveaway!

About a month ago, I won a giveaway through a sweet and entertaining blogger named Alexis from I need to confess. She had some great prizes! Among them was this beautiful book of works by Jane Austen. And you know when I am presented with the possibility of a new book, my mouth practically waters. So, yes, I chose the book . Isn't it a beauty?

Can you believe I hadn't yet owned anything by Jane Austen? Or that I haven't read Pride & Prejudice? I am slightly embarrassed to admit this since I have a degree in English, and well, it is practically basic reading in the literature world. Now that I think of it, I do recall Sense & Sensibility to be a required reading in one of my online courses. Did you put that together? Recall. Online course. Yeah, for me "distance learning" equaled "hardly learning."

Thanks again, Alexis for the beautiful book! I can't wait to bury my nose into the crisp, golden-edged pages.

While I have you here, aren't these just gorgeous? They are on my wish-list, and would be a lovely addition to my new book!

penguin books

Now for you, my dear readers!

I have been thinking of you so for some time, and am delighted to say that I have finally put the pieces together for my first giveaway!

But before I give the giveaway info, I'd like to say

Thank You!

Thank you for coming by, reading, lending advice, offering support, or even just doing the silent lurk. Thanks for being a part of what has become a special haven for me over the last year and a half. I am continuously inspired by your words and encouragement!

To show my gratitude, the winner of this giveaway will win

one of these three bookmarks.

~your choice~

They are one-of-a-kind and hand-crafted by Yours Truly. You will be able to find more of them in my Etsy shop if and when I decide to take take the plunge to create more. Any thoughts on this venture?

Here is the giveaway info:

Giveaway ends Wednesday, April 28, 11:59pm.

There are 3 ways to get an entry:

1) Leave a comment at the bottom of this post.

2) Link this giveaway on your blog (leave me a comment telling me you did so, so I can count it).

3) Become a follower. I LOVE to see your faces...and lurkers I'd love to know who you are already! I've been in the dark far too long! Plus, you'll stay informed of the next POST 200! But I will not lie. I am thrilled with my followers! Facebook counts. Let me know. If you are already a follower, leave a comment and you will get another entry.

Good luck on the giveaway!


anico_17 April 21, 2010 at 7:13 PM  

Cassie- You made those! They are absolutely beautiful!! You cease to amaze me with your artsy talent! Reminds me of our scrapbooking nights back before the babies were here!

Just wanted to stop by and check it out after you mentioned it on the phone! Wish we could get together more to do fun stuff like this! Once school is done- we will for sure!

Love you! <3

b davis April 21, 2010 at 8:46 PM  

Count me in . . . and Jared would like to say that you NEVER cease to amaze him. : ) Love ya, sis. Hope you're well.

alexis April 21, 2010 at 9:10 PM  

Love the bookmarks. LOVE, love. I always want to buy beautiful bookmarks but i lose them all the time so I can't bring myself to do it. but i promise i would never lose one of yours :).

alexis April 21, 2010 at 9:10 PM  

i already follow!

Erin April 22, 2010 at 1:28 AM  

Those are gorgeous Cassie! You are such a talented woman! And yes, I saw those books and have been thinking about ordering them. They are so beautiful and I want to read them.

A giveaway! So fun! Enter me!

Janet Fonoimoana April 22, 2010 at 7:03 AM  

I want a bookmark! :-)

Connie April 22, 2010 at 10:57 AM  

I want a bookmark, too. But since I'm your mama, I hate to take away from one of your other followers. Do I count as a lurker?? I look here almost every day, but I don't have a picture or a blog, so you may not know it. Or do you?....:)

Cassie April 22, 2010 at 3:56 PM  

All are welcome, so get your comments in! Mama~you are on my following list so don't feel like a lurker! xoxo

Tina April 23, 2010 at 1:07 PM  

So cute! Is there anything you can't do?!?!

Tina April 23, 2010 at 1:12 PM  

just blogged about your giveaway!

Tina April 23, 2010 at 1:16 PM  

and I follow you girlie!

a little bit biased April 23, 2010 at 2:52 PM  

Oh my gosh. I am blown away right now by the cuteness of these book marks! I totally love the orange one with the leaf pendant. Good job Cass! They're so pretty!

a little bit biased April 23, 2010 at 3:12 PM  

I blogged about your giveaway!

a little bit biased April 23, 2010 at 3:17 PM  

Oh yeah! I'm a follower! Uh huh! (You gotta say that with some shoulder shrugs! It's really fun. Try it!)

Cassie April 23, 2010 at 3:37 PM  

I'll just say it again! Hooray for giveaways!

Tina & Ambs~way to help give my blog and bookmarks some love. ;)

Sina April 23, 2010 at 3:41 PM  

The books are beautiful but your book markers are more so! I love them! Thanks for the chance!

Needled Mom April 23, 2010 at 3:51 PM  

Those are all beautiful, Cassie.

Amanda April 23, 2010 at 3:54 PM  

I found out about your blog through your sister Amber. I love Amber, she runs with me. Well, when it's warm anyway, we don't like the cold. I read at least a book or two a month and I would love one of these to keep track, right now I'm using an old grocery list in one book and a receipt in the other :)

Marie April 23, 2010 at 4:25 PM  

I'm in - just saw your blog on your sis's blog and hopped over. I love it.

Marie -

Marie April 23, 2010 at 4:25 PM  

I'm now a follower - Thanks.


Jennifer D April 23, 2010 at 4:37 PM  

Wow! always glad to find a new blog to read, at least new to me.
Your bookmarks are lovely and I hope to win your giveaway. I am going to check out those gorgeous books... right now.

Jennifer D April 23, 2010 at 4:38 PM  

I am becoming a follower right now!

I need two chances to win that awesome bookmark. :-)

Terry April 23, 2010 at 4:38 PM  

What beautiful bookmarks! Thanks for the giveaway! :0)

Katie B. April 23, 2010 at 4:51 PM  

Beautiful! The blue one is my favorite.

Fran Kingston-Dill April 23, 2010 at 5:00 PM  

How beautiful, how can one choose?

Summer :) April 23, 2010 at 5:19 PM  

I must confess this is the 1st time I have been on here, I love the name of your blgo and the imagery. :) I follow your sister's blog... and I'm pretty sure now yours. ;)

Bridget B April 23, 2010 at 5:57 PM  

Beautiful bookmarks. Please enter me in your giveaway. I am a follower.

Line April 24, 2010 at 12:20 AM  

I'm a friend of Tina's. :) Would love to win one of your beautiful bookmakrs since right now my bookmarking consists of folding down the corner of the page.

Line April 24, 2010 at 12:22 AM  

I'm a follower now!

Shiree April 24, 2010 at 1:13 AM  

really cute bookmarks, I love 'em!! And Sense and sensibility is my favourite Jane Austin novel... did you know there is a Jane Austin inpsired BOM quilt by Brenda Ryan out currently???
Enjoy your weekend!

free indeed April 24, 2010 at 4:33 AM  

THat Jane Austin book is gorgeous! What lovely binding. I would love to own one of those too. Your bookmarks are lovely too and the perfect accent for such lovely books...IF I win, I need to find me a lovely book like the ones sister sent me....

Princess and the Pea April 24, 2010 at 2:08 PM  

Your bookmarks are lovely! I've just discovered your blog via your big sis's blog and I've added myself as a follower!

I agree with Shelley, I'd have to find a much prettier book than the kind I normally read to use one of your beautiful bookmarks!

Danielle April 24, 2010 at 5:49 PM  

Your blog is beautiful-- love the pics. Thanks for doing an awesome giveaway!

I Love Pretty Little Things April 24, 2010 at 6:09 PM  

Hello! I just found your blog through your sister:s. I'm so glad that I did!
Please enter me in your wonderful give away. All of the bookmarks are beautiful, but the turquoise one is my fav.

I Love Pretty Little Things April 24, 2010 at 6:11 PM  

Hi, It's me again. I am now your newest follower. Can't wait to come back and see your latest post.

Shanna April 24, 2010 at 8:27 PM  

I too am a lover of books.Reading allows the transportation to other times,places,a look into others thoughts and lives.Stories real or not, weaving their way into us.I love these bookmarks.Stunning!I can see one now tucked into the pages so beautifully.Shanna

keep sewing! April 25, 2010 at 8:07 AM  

Hello, I love blogs, books and bookmarks. Would love to win one of pretty!

BarbC April 25, 2010 at 9:08 AM  

What great bookmarks! I am a bookworm through and through! And I have to confess you are not the only English major who hasn't read Pride & Prejudice... I am one too! My daughter thinks it is scandalous! (She is an Auten nut!)

Thanks for entering me in the give away!


SheilaC April 26, 2010 at 6:31 AM  

your bookmarks are beautiful! thanks for the your sis sent me!


Keri April 26, 2010 at 2:11 PM  

Cassie, I've been MIA lately. I swear I've been gone for the entire month of April, but I'm back now and saw your give-a-way...just in time!! :) Those bookmarks are so cute. Way to go! P.S. I'll leave a link on my blog.

Deb April 27, 2010 at 3:42 PM  

Just clicked over from Little Bit Biased to check out your giveaway. The bookmarks are lovely! I'd love to get to choose one! Thanks for the chance.

Deb April 27, 2010 at 3:42 PM  

I just became a follower.

Nick and Sabrina Zurcher April 27, 2010 at 9:31 PM  

Wow you look a lot like Amber! Love your writing and would love one of your book marks!

Tammy April 28, 2010 at 10:46 AM  

Like you said...."Hooray for giveaways!" I'm honored to say I follow! Love you, Sis! xoxo

Jenny June 7, 2010 at 12:07 PM  

This is a beautiful Blog. Thanks for the cookies. Hope I win a bookmark!

“You must write every single day of your life... You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads... may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.” ― Ray Bradbury
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