Saturday, June 12, 2010

Time for a Book Giveaway!!

I know it is so cliche, but time really does fly right by. It might not seem like it if you are counting down days or minutes to something, but when you reflect even a little bit, you realize how true it is...

It's almost the middle of June already when just the other day I was wishing the snow away! With all of that said, I am thoroughly thankful for these gorgeous sunny days, chirping birds and bright colorful flowers!!

It feels like the time is right for a book giveaway! Not just any book, but my book, A Bead in Time! :) I know...you saw that coming!

Please feel free to leave a comment of any sort on this post over the next week, making sure that if I click on your name, it will take me to a profile for contacting you. If not, please leave an email address just in case. I will announce the winner a week from tomorrow.

Now, what led me to think about the fact it was time to do a giveaway was my recent shopping trip through the Firemountain Gems catalog this week.

After I shared the aqua rectangle on Thursday's post, I was getting ready to close out of the online catalog when I saw two of the fabulous beads I used in a project for the book!

Here are the Celestial Crystal faceted leaf beads that I used and the funny thing is when I ordered the beads for the project, I only had a very minimal idea of what I wanted to do to represent fall and the "falling leaves" of that season here in Ohio.

I had a great picture taken from the backyard of a pile of colorful yellow and brown leaves, but couldn't find the beads I needed to represent them.

I hadn't paid attention to the size of these beads when I ordered them and was shocked when they came that they were so large... a whopping 30x24mm. I was bummed out, but after a couple days decided to see what they might look like and I was so glad I didn't give up on them.

I love the way the project turned out and believe it was destiny!

I hope you are all having a great weekend!! :)

37 comments:

Kathy said...

Sign me up for your great giveaway...A beader can never have enough books!
Thanks...
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Be~Jeweled by Jana said...

I would love a chance to win your book!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Wendy said...

Congrats on the book! :) I would love a chance to win a copy!

Aik said...

I've always wanted to get a copy of this book! Please count me in!

aikychien at yahoo dot com

windycindy said...

What a delightful and lovely book giveaway! I would enjoy perusing
and using ideas from this book.
Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

moonlitfantaseas said...

I would love to win your book!

Kokopelli said...

Oh, a copy of your book would be so nice to have!
The leaves are great. Would love to see them in the project.

The art of being broken said...

Ohhh pleaseee....I love to have a copy of your book! =D

xo

Cathy @ the.art.of.being.broken@gmail.com and www.the-art-of-being-broken.blogspot.com

Dianacraftstoo said...

Sign me up too...I would love to have the book and see what you did with those gorgous pieces!!

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

I love the shape and shine of these beads! Please, have your random number chooser choose me for the book give-away!

Kallie said...

Fun giveaway!

Midwestern Gone Idahoan said...

Thanks for the chance to win the Bead Book!!! I love working with Beads and my daughter is GREAT at it!!!

suzannebake@gmail.com

Silverbirch Designs said...

I would very much love to have your book! I will cross my fingers tightly! :D lol, though it will make it hard to type. :D I can be reached at silverbirchdesigns@charter.net

TeriBaskett said...

I would also love to get a copy of your book. I love to collect signed copies whenever possible. Plus I complete a book review on any I recieve. Here's me trying to type with my fingers crossed!

Teri

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steufel said...

Ohh, I'd love to have your book. So please, sign me up! regards Stefanie

maneki said...

One can't have too many bead books -- I'd love a chance to win this one!

Anonymous said...

I'm just checking out all these blogs because that is next on my list. Any help is a great thing. You can find me at enlalumiere.etsy.com or cfick1@me.com I would love to be the winner. Cherrie

Penny said...

I would love to win your book, please enter me in your great giveaway.

copperpenny12(at)hotmail(dot)com

cjvierow said...

It would be so nice to have a copy of your book! CJ

cj vierow at msn dot com

Haupi said...

Ooops, I left a comment on the prior blog. Anyway I was sent here by Designs by DawnMarie's blog and I would love to win your book. I just checked it out at amazon and it was amazing. Hope I win. Thanks!

Haupi
http://hauplight.blogspot.com/

La Doña Jenny said...

Just found and would love to have your book. Blessings!

Jenny
ladonaboutique@comcast.net

~The Book Pixie said...

As much as I love book reviewing/blogging, I really feel like I need another hobby and this sounds like something fun I could do and enjoy. Count me in. :D

~Briana
thebookpixie[at]yahoo[dot]com

CraftyHope said...

Oooooh, I'd love a new book!

Have a great week! :)

Swapna said...

Please sign me up for your fabulous book.
It would be great if you can autograph it for me :-)

Hope you write many more books.

Rose said...

OOHHH!!! Sign me up as well! :D

~Rose
ahteesemail@yahoo.com

Lauren said...

I would love to win your book!!! thank you so much for the opportunity!

Francesca said...

The book giveaway would be a good learning tool for my beading ventures.

Please put me in the draw for it.

Bobbi said...

Hi, Oh my goodness, I would so love to have your book! I've been really wanting it for a very long time now. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity! Please, please, please sign me up. Thanks so much! I hope that you have a lovely week!
Hugs and happy beading...
Bobbi
rockyandduke@aol.com

NANCY LEFKO said...

Looks like a beautiful book !! Congratulations!

Katie said...

As a fairly new beader, I could definitely use a book!

moonlitfantaseas said...

I would love to have your book

Beth Gales said...

This looks like a great book! And time sure does fly, we must try to stop and smell the roses!

Francine Michaud said...

Please enter me in your giveaway! I sure would love to have a copy of this book!

Thanks,
Francine

Linda Landig Contemporary Artisan Jewelry said...

Please include me in your give away drawing! Thanks!!!!

Lisa said...

Your book looks wonderful!!
Thanks for the opportunity to win it!

LiisaAnn@aol.com

Francy said...

Sign me up! always in need of a good book.

thanks!