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Amy Butler + decor8 Contest

Here’s a sneak preview of the decor8/Amy Butler contest kicking off this week. On Wednesday, I’ll post a fun contest where you’ll be asked to create something as your official entry.

Your entry may or may not include a glue stick, fabric swatches, paint, art, hmmm… I won’t tell yet! Stay tuned, details will follow on Wednesday. One thing that’s for a certain: Winners (yes, plural!) will each receive 5 brand new Amy Butler patterns (shown) valued at $65 USD. A special thanks to Amy Butler for offering decor8 readers these great prizes.

Psst: International entries are welcome!

(images from holly becker for decor8)

Posted in contests on May 22, 2007

Hostess with the Mostess: Win Free Stuff!

Jennifer Sbranti, the amazing talent behind Hostess with the Mostess, is having a bunch of fun stationery giveaways on her blog all week and asked her blog pals if we could send over some of our readers. My answer, YES! So what are you waiting for, go check out the beautiful HWTM blog! If you recall, she was a Blog of the Week ages ago here on decor8 and has built herself quite a monster of a blog and website since then. So if you haven’t visited her lately, this is your chance! And you could win some free stuff too. Who doesn’t love that!?

Thanks Jennifer for the email! :) You are doing a fantastic job!

(image from hwtm)

Posted in blogs, contests, stationery on May 16, 2007

Tah dah! Contest Winners…

A huge thanks to all that participated either with an entry or a supportive vote for the decor8 Get a Hobby contest. If you spot your name and abbreviated answer below, please email me (decor8blog AT yahoo DOT com) with your complete mailing address so I can get one shiny new copy of Get a Hobby! 101 All-Consuming Diversions for Any Lifestyle by Tina Barseghian in the mail to you before I go on vacation. Now it’s time to announce our 23 winners (not in any particular order). Drum roll please…

Travel making gorgeous little travel journals. -Kristin
Take a train around the USA and research mustard.-hollye
Collect HOMES all over the world. -Amy D.
Photography Chinatowns all over the world. -Anita
Design and build miniature movie sets. -Masquaradj
Fulfill secret wishes like Amelie, be a happy-maker. -mooi hoor
Research the Italian mafia + their homes. -studiowellspring
Spent time with craftsman all over the world. -Hajni
Stay at every boutique hotel in the world. -the antibride
Build a beautiful + stylish indoor/outdoor aviary. -paula
Live in a repro period house, in costume! -mymarigold
Beekeeping. -Lauren
Write travel letters using locals inks and memorbilia. -Holly
Collector of rain from all over the world. -Tiziana
Travel via VWCamper + doc American culture. -SFGirlbybay
Be a gift giver to complete strangers. -sarah
Do residential interior design for FREE. -abbey
Build schools for girls in underdeveloped lands. -NYmuhtari
Make elaborate pop up books. -Melissa
Build tree houses for children and adults. – Tonia
Paint huge jungles and rainforests in ugly bldgs. -amrein
Build entire storybook cities for real people! -becca
Collect antique keys and their original locks. -marion


A special thanks to Harper Collins for supporting my idea to host a book giveaway, and for supplying me with 23 copies of this publication.

(congrats card shown above from bella bella – love her!)

Posted in contests, inspiration, small business on May 10, 2007

Vote for the winners!

Earlier this week, I wrote about a little contest to give away 3 copies of the newly released title, “Get a Hobby! 101 All-Consuming Diversions for Any Lifestyle” by Tina Barseghian, published by Harper Collins. In a matter of days, over 100 readers entered with some pretty amazing hobbies. The publisher was thrilled and shipped me 20 additional copies as a thank you, so I am now sending 23 books out, one per winner. My home is beginning to look like a book distribution warehouse! This is where YOU come in. HELP ME select the top 23!

Posted in contests, inspiration, small business on May 04, 2007


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