Monday, November 30, 2009

what in the tar..nation {giveaway}

What do you get when you combine tartan with a carnation???? A tarnation accessory of course.

Well without my camera I have been at a stand still with opening up the shop. I finally borrowed one and promise to get the store up and running REALLY soon...like hopefully tomorrow soon.  

In the meantime, how do you feel about a GIVEAWAY?.....

To the winner:   You will receive the below festive handcrafted accessory made of a ruffly felt carnation, a jewel & sequins, all on a plaid band.  This piece will be equipped for usage as a belt or headband..your choice.  Also it can be in child or adult size.  

Tis the Season my friends!

P.S. - I wouldn't at all be offended if you want to spread the word about the giveaway and the new shop.  Thank you so much for all of your support.

xoxo

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Being that is is Christmas time, I was very inspired by the below photos while making an accessory.  Tartan is very festive.

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Anyway I hope all had a lovely weekend and Thanksgiving.  Boy do I have so much to be grateful for.

101 comments:

Stacey Crewse said...

Pick me! I love them. The pictures don't even do the your creations justice.

Exciting!

Whitney said...

I want to be the winner. If Im not the winner I might possibly die. So pick me!!!!! I love it.

Shannon and Cameron said...

I love your blog by the way... I love it!

Michelle @ Sweet Moments said...

Seriously, I have to have the headband version of this beautiful creation. Pick me, pick me!

Melanie said...

Super cute...of course!! How did you know that carnations are my favorite flower?? You have to choose me from that fact alone!! :-)

Ali Hawkins said...

I love your blog and all of your creativity!

Jami said...

Love it! I can't wait to see what you have put together. ALSO, I want that thing...so enter me!

Aimee said...

Love the headband and would love to be a winner! Can't wait till your shop goes live by the way. I'm dying to finally be bold and accessorize in fun ways :)

Molly said...

SOOOO Cute! I love your sense of style.
I'm always excited when you update your blog!

Lucky Lucas said...

Since you miss me soooo much i think i deserve it. So enter me asap...and if i get it...i will order two more coordinating ones please!!! love ya.

Michelle Alexandra said...

Perfect accessory! I'd love one!

michellealow (at) gmail (dot) com

Ms. Bright said...

What in Tarnation have you been keeping these from us for?!?! They're AMAZING!! I'm on the hunt for a button for FH or your shop and up on my blog it goes...

Blake and Laura said...

So cute! Enter me, please!

laurawalker05@gmail.com

Rebekah said...

I just found your blog not to long ago and found it very inspiring. My lil girl would love that hair piece, and you love to model it for your shop here in Iowa:). I would love to win :)

Stephanie said...

So wonderful! Love the softness of the flower paired with the plaid! :)

TheOwenOpus said...

I found your blog a few days ago and love all of your "inspiration" pictures. I would love to be the winner and can't wait to see the shop!

Aislinn said...

Pur TEE! Holy cow. That is just screaming christmas. And screaming- "wear me!" to me and hopefully "pick me!" (Aislinn) to you!

Tara said...

You are such an inspiration, I have 2 lovely children and I know I can continue to design and sew after reading your blog everyday. I know I can, I know I can...but would love to wear this headband while sewing a suit to match.

BlueCottageKids said...

LOVE IT!!!! So darling!

Antinette said...

I have been waiting for you to open a shop- just love it and it would be lovely with my little girl's Christmas dress this year! Good luck on your new venture with the shop-

Busy Bee Lauren said...

Ooo!!! Pretty! I love the carnation!

Jen Chapman Kent said...

I have just recently been introduced to your blog and wow, do I now have one more thing to be thankful for! You, your style, your creations are so refreshing here in same ol salt lake city! I don't know how you pick but please say it's me! ;) And shop? when? where? Sign me up!

Angela said...

Pick me! Pick me! I absolutely LOVE your stuff...even have one of your clips from a boutique a couple of years ago. Oh, I hope I win, I hope I win!

The Bird's said...

Oh pick me please!! I love this and can't wait to see all the great things in your shop!! Kelly Bird

Diana and Scott said...

It's stunning. I love it.

Thanks for such a fun giveaway.

Diana H.
hardydiana(at)gmail(dot)com

Niki {A*Lovely*Lifestyle} said...

ooh, that turned out just loverly...i didn't mean to type loverly but since it just kinda happened, i decided to leave it:)

The Tate Family said...

Wow! I love it as a belt! Gorgeous and so unique!

Amber said...

So Cute I hope I win!

Ange said...

I would love to win a Tarnation! Great name!!
I love all the tartan pics - so inspiring!

Kendal Blanchard said...

I cannot wait until your shop opens. Could there be anything more lovely?

khblanchard@gmail.com

Michelle said...

I love it! But being in Australia I guess I can't win. I am excited and can't wait to see your shop up and running. There have been some pieces in your past posts that are just exquisite. I hope you will offer shipping to Australia.

Michelle said...

Sorry forgot email from previous comment. mnktaylor@optusnet.com.au

alli said...

You always make such pretty things. Count me in for the giveaway!

Angie said...

Love it! Can't wait to see the new shop. Until then, enter me in your giveaway!

Brittany said...

Gorgeous headband! I would love to win it! How do we find your shop?

Full House said...

Michelle I'd be willing to send to Australia. count yourself entered:-) thank you so much.

Morgan said...

Oh beautiful! So lovely :). I would ADORE this as a belt matched with a grey pencil skirt for the holidays!

lacey said...

this would be the perfect finishing touch to my daughter's Christmas outfit l.o.v.e.

Courtney Vance said...

You're opening a shop? I think we might be coming down for a couple of days around Christmas. Enter me for the drawing and call me sometime soon!!

mark&megan said...

Really?!! Of course I should WIN this headband.....it matches my Christmas outfit! DUHH! :) Nothing short of perfection.

Wanderings of a Wannabe said...

wow!! that is lovely. perfect for christmas!

Michelle said...

Christina you have just put the biggest smile on my face. Thank you so very very much. Fingers crossed.
mnktaylor@optusnet.com.au

Amy said...

I am in love with the headband--pick me pick me!

Nessie Kate said...

What a beautiful festive flower! You are so clever and inspiring, all with 5 children along for the ride! I am in Australia too, so hope you can post it out if I win! Thanks xo

TheWrightStuff said...

I love your craftiness! The hair/belt carnation is gorgeous. I would love that for the holidays...I will be sure to spread the word!

Design Wanna-be said...

Can't believe you're opening a shop! Yay!

this blessed nest said...

i think i would be the envy of all southern tar-nation if i had that lovely head band.
please, do let us know when your shop is up & running!!!

nicole said...

I'd like to enter. Between me and my 3 little girls we'd all enjoy wearing it. :) Beautiful taste you have. I love your pics

Emalee said...

Love the blog. Love the headband/belt.

The Harris Family Daily Chat said...

me please!

Trina said...

Oh my beautiful! That is a must have! Pick me!!!

Webb Family said...

I love everything you do!
So talented!!!

Dawn said...

I love this....I want to be the winner!!!

The Dunns said...

This would look so cute in my girls hair. Thanks for all of the wonderful ideas. I can't wait until your shop is open!

Alexa Mae said...

want it! can i just be the winner?? hehe i just adore you!

Lindsay said...

Oh its so cute! My daughter definitely needs something that adorable. Its so hard finding cute headbands that aren't ridiculously huge and cheesy.

Pat said...

me please. I would love to give it away as a gift.

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Marketing Unscrambled, learn to earn 14 said...

So Beautiful. We will be glad to spread the word. Have a great day.

Dan and Deanna "Marketing Unscrambled"

Woohoo!!! said...

Oh...I want it! Super cute!!

babalisme said...

tarnation...it could be a nation! Can I be its citizen?

Laura said...

I recently stumbled upon your blog and have spent the holiday weekend perusing through page after page. I'd love to be able to wear some of your floral creations but could never find where to buy them. Did I miss a link somewhere?

Nikki said...

I would love it and will positively pass the word around about this give away on my blog and facebook.

Natalie said...

SOOOOOO Cute!!!!

Full House said...

Laura - No you didn't miss anything...I just recently decided to open an Etsy shop. It will be up and going here hopefully by today.

onehm said...

The PERFECT holiday giveaway! :)
I hope I win...

Kacie said...

Oh I heard about your new blog and had to come check it out! this is awesome! I love that headband/belt!!!
kacie.p@hotmail.com
PICK ME!

ashley said...

fingers crossed! I absolutely love your style and think the headband version would look darling for Christmas on my 3 year old {and me too for that matter!}...

Amanda said...

Love it! Can't wait to see all your creations available!

kelly said...

fingers crossed..its beautiful!!

Aileen said...

I NEED I WANT I HEART!!! PICK ME

Bonnie and Clyde said...

Can NOT wait for your store! How exciting!
Love the plaid... great combo with the carnation!

Shannon said...

I love it! please pick me! on a side note is your site up and running yet? I would love to get some stuff for my girls for Christmas!

Jennifer Babbitt said...

Ok, Christina, here is the deal. I have NEVER won anything. Sob.....So, I have decided to beg. This is me begging!!!!! Love it all.

Lindsay said...

My sis and I love your blog and your beautiful family! We have promised to share the cute headband if either of us win! So really your making two people's day with this giveaway! :)

BrookeMonsen said...

I am new to your site. I love loev love your style. You are so very talented. I would be so honored if i won something from you. I am for sure going to be shopping on your shop.

Sarah said...

this is beautiful. you've got skills.

Bombtastic Belle said...

The band is beautiful! Thanks for the chance :)

jgalke said...

I'm such a sucker for tartan or plaid. I love everything about it

jeana said...

beautiful and so feminine!

Kim said...

Oh how I love tartan!! I have such a soft spot for all things tartan (it being such a huge part of my college life - we all need to relive that sometime right?) and love how you have taken it and made it something I could wear anywhere! Lovin the blog btw!

Jolene said...

L.O.V.E. the flower! I love your blog too!

Sarah's Fab Day said...

Do I enter this giveaway by commenting? Yippee! Pick me.

Melanie said...

I'm so excited to see your shop! The sneak peeks are beautiful.

Kathleen said...

i love that headband, i hope i win! :)

Adele Heslington said...

Its so cute. I would love to win. Please count me in.

The Frosts said...

Pick me! I am SO excited that you are opening a shop. I have loved your stuff for forever.

laura said...

Yay for your shop! I'm SO excited for you!!

Pat said...

I love!!

Maggie Sue Designs said...

Lovely! Thanks for offering this giveaway :)
~~Meredith maggiesuedesigns@yahoo.com
http://www.maggiesuedesigns.com

sherry said...

I love it! Pick me! And tartan is very festive. In fact, the Macnab tartan happens to be red and green. Very Christmasy. But not great on a tie;)

Kilgore's said...

I need this for my 3 girlies!!! Adorable!

Regina said...

LOVE it!! Enter me please!

Julie said...

Is the giveaway over?! Wait, pick me!!! I love it....

Liza said...

count me in

Lori said...

Just lost a contest on the radio...Need my winning confidence restored! HA! HA! Love the tartan floral combination! Good luck on Etsy!

House of Blue said...

your stuff is gorgeous!!! adore it~

ginakates@gmail.com

Bridget and Dustin said...

Pick me!! I'm so happy for you that you got your Etsy shop up and going. I hope I win I love everything you do!!

Pat said...

Did I tell you how much I want to win this? I am a follower so does that count for 2 entries?

the big "W" said...

Is it too late to enter? I really would like a pretty belt.

The Malko's said...

Love the bow! And the new shop! Can't wait to see more!

~Brooke
brooke.malko@gmail.com