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Giveaway Winners & Surprise!

I have a surprise for all 400+ of you who entered the decor8 giveaway for a free copy of the just released book: The Creative Entrepreneur: A DIY Visual Guidebook for Making Business Ideas Real by Lisa Sonora Beam (founder of The Creative Entrepreneur blog/website). Remember how I told you that I’d select 5 winners? After the huge response, it took me nearly 2 days to read all of your inspiring comments, I decided to write to the publisher and request that 10 books be given away and they’ve agreed though they never go above 5 so I’m thrilled to say we now have TEN WINNERS. Yay!

If you name is shown below please contact me via this form and in the body of the message send me your complete name and address. I will forward all ten names to the publisher and they’ll ship out your copy of the book sometime next week. Sound good?

Drum roll please… And the winners are:

#2 Shanon, #63 kristen k., #75 Anne Julie, #87 Art of Dealing, #99 Kayte, #113 Brandy Milne, #173 Vica Flying Umbrellas, #220 Maury, #314 Morgan, #371 Artemis.

Congratulations! A special thanks to ALL who entered… and to further thank you next week I’m going to talk to all of you about some of the fears you have expressed in these comments along with other uncomfortable feelings you’ve shared. My hope is to come together once again for a lively discussion to provide some support and encouragement and who knows… inspire you to take action. We all need it so why not use this blog as a special place to share some encouragement. More on this next week…

(image from holly becker for decor8)

Posted by decor8 in Books + Magazines, contests on November 26, 2008

Your comments...

  1. Vica (Flying Umbrellas) commented
    November 26th, 2008 at 7:35pm

    Dear Holly, thank you very much. I am so flattered to know that I am one of the winners (jumping of joy really :) ). And I have followed your instructions but I am a little confused with the form, as I don’t see a ‘Subject’ line. Is it something that I miss?


    Vica (Flying Umbrellas)s last blog post: First ‘Flying Umbrellas’ Bag

  2. decor8 commented
    November 26th, 2008 at 7:45pm

    Vica! Yay! Congrats. And no you are not missing anything but it seems that I am (my brain). There is NO subject line in the form so don’t worry about that, it was my error and I’ve corrected the post. Thank you so much and enjoy your book.

  3. Art of Dealing (Rose) commented
    November 26th, 2008 at 8:21pm

    Wow! Thank you so much for this giveaway! I’ve never really won anything before. This is just the sort of boost I needed!

    Thanks again,
    Rose T.

    Art of Dealing (Rose)s last blog post: Christmas Gift Guide: For the Boys – Under $50

  4. decor8 commented
    November 26th, 2008 at 8:48pm

    Don’t forget to send me your mailing address, Rose ;)

  5. Leah Virsik commented
    November 26th, 2008 at 9:03pm


    Thanks you so very much for posting this book and the giveaway. You have such a following, it’s incredible. Just wanted to share with you the influence that your post had on me.

    After I read your post, I wrote Lisa Sonora Beam and let her know I’d love to host a workshop of hers. I wrote to Carol of (her work is in the book) and asked her about advice hosting workshops, I learned about the National Collage Society through Carol Parks’ website. I read a great article by Jennifer Lee of here: I wrote Jennifer Lee and learned more about

    The web is incredible. Thanks for creating such an incredible community! I enjoy reading your blog. You really make a difference in my day.


  6. Artemis commented
    November 26th, 2008 at 10:09pm

    Oh my God! Oh my Holly God!

    Thanks, thanks, thanks, thanks a LOT Holly! I was a little sleepy when I get up from the bed and I began to read the blogs, and when I start to read the part of the winner I can not believed that my name was written in front of me, and I was the last.

    I just send to you my complete name and the mailing address. If there is a problem please let me to know.

    This is like, or let me correct: THIS IS MY BIRTHDAY GIFT, today is my birthday. Thanks infinitely and beyond.

    Artemiss last blog post: Happy Birthday Artemis!!!

  7. Art of Dealing (Rose) commented
    November 26th, 2008 at 10:30pm

    Already sent! :)

    Art of Dealing (Rose)s last blog post: Christmas Gift Guide: For the Boys – Under $50

  8. valerie commented
    November 26th, 2008 at 10:39pm

    Congrats to all the happy winners! ;-)
    I was specially moved by Michelle’s comment which I found beautiful and inspiring.
    Enjoy your last weeks in Germany, Holly! Love what you’re doing with your apartment and your little paper lamp with the gold fish ;-)


  9. Beth commented
    November 26th, 2008 at 10:40pm

    Yay! Way to negotiate extra prizes – and what a treat for those winners! Grats to all the winners :))

    Beths last blog post: Ready to Use Holiday-ish Mistletoe Pattern Tif

  10. Maury commented
    November 27th, 2008 at 12:30am

    HIP-HIP-HUU-RRAA–YYY i have been jumping up and down!!!! :D, i don?t think i ever won anything, i feel is a sign, like a kick in the butt!

    Thank so much Holly!!!, i can?t wait for it to arrive, yyeeeiiiyy!!!!….

  11. Brandy commented
    November 27th, 2008 at 3:33pm

    Thank you sooo much Holly!!! I can’t wait to dig my teeth into this book and figure out what to do next with all my buzzing creative energies and projects on the go. Very excited!!

  12. morgan! commented
    November 27th, 2008 at 8:45pm

    wow! thank you so much! i look forward to seeing where the book takes me!

    happy holiday and best wishes.

    morgan!s last blog post: Her name is Winslow

  13. kristen k. commented
    November 28th, 2008 at 8:11pm

    i already emailed you when i read this post, but i wanted to say thank you again :)

  14. Shanon commented
    November 28th, 2008 at 10:37pm

    Holly, you rock! Way to go getting additional books for more winners. You are so thoughtful, and look out for all of us as best you can. =) I had been checking and checking for the winners but then I had to go out of town for my nephew’s 3rd birthday. I was so excited when late that night I checked again and saw my name. Even though it’s a unique spelling I still thought it maybe wasn’t me, since I never win these sorts of things! Haha

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend, such a nice long one, it should be good!

    Shanons last blog post: Seats

  15. puglyfeet commented
    November 29th, 2008 at 12:55am

    I’m so sad I missed this. Damn my midterms!

  16. Emmanuelle commented
    December 1st, 2008 at 9:16am

    Hello Holly,

    no luck this time but anyway, thank you so much for this great experience. I feel close to a lot of your readers and am looking forward to your posts next week. You are a thoughtful person, thanks again for sharing so much. Have a great time during your break and then in the USA.


  17. Vica (Flying Umbrellas) commented
    December 17th, 2008 at 4:57pm

    Hey Holly, thanks again for selecting me as one of the winners. I have received the book the other day and already enjoying it :) Hope you have a great time and a safe trip back home.

    Vica (Flying Umbrellas)s last blog post: Santa is busy … two new bags

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