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Sunday, January 16, 2011

My Husband's Birthday Giveaway

So, I'm in the kitchen messing around with egg dye
Thinking about a blog post
my husband's birthday
next week.
And I think about starting with:
Done that.
How about,

Repurposed from the
Christmas Tree Dye episode.
I'm cutting this vintage ribbon
that I bought last summer.
 Thinking about a blog post.
Thinking about all of you 
nice folks out there in
Thinking that I never dreamed
anyone would ever read
my crazy, schizophrenic ramblings.
I wanted to do something
as a
thank you.

It hits me!

Well not exactly.
I was disappointed that the blue ribbon
actually dyed very, very pale.

the epiphany came.


How about this?
A Valentine Kit
with some extra surprises 
thrown in.

Here we go:

Vintage Doilies.

2 sheets of Valentine tissue paper.

Vintage pages torn from 
several French books
including a portion
of a Paris map.

More paper.
Handmade paper.
Metallic Red paper.
All Valentine shades from
light pink to dark red.

Vintage valentines
vintage looking valentines.
All of the ribbon
that I just 
finished dyeing.

 and there'll be more treasures.
If you've stayed with me
this long
here's the 
important part.
On this post.
That's it!
I just added this
vintage millinery flower, too.

In fact, I'll be adding more surprises
 all week to the envelope.
It's a BIG envelope, too!!
Reply here.
I'll draw the winner on
Friday, January 21st.

What does this have to do
with Mr. Spectacular Mess' birthday you ask?

It's a few less craft things of mine
that he has to look at, find in his butter,
trip over, step on, move out of the way...
Trust me.
He'll love it.


Scrap Vamp said...

That's an amazing giveaway! Someone, hopefully me, will be able to create some wonderful Valentine's projects with tha! Happy Birthday to your hubby!

Nancy said...

Great giveaway. I love the dyed ribbon, as the colors turned out so pretty.

AlphaBetsy said...

OOH... Awesome giveaway. I would love to make valentines with all the pretties. :)

Kathy said...

I adore the dyed ribbon. So beautiful, and what a nice give away for your hub's. I have been purging and getting rid of art supplies all weekend and here I am, in line for a chance at more. lol Fun post.

Terri Kahrs said...

Oooooo . . . . I L-O-V-E your ribbon, and what a generous giveaway! Maybe my lucky star will be shining on me when you choose the winner!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Ellen aka Ella said...

Wow, what a fab give-a-way, please toss my name in the hat~

The Quintessential Magpie said...

That is a wonderful giveaway, Kathy! Love all those ribbons and the cute Valentines and things. You are so generous to do this. I feel guilty entering since I entered your giveaway last year and won, but I will throw caution and guilt to the wind and enter. LOL! And if my name comes up, I will do a happy dance. Thanks for letting me play.


Sheila :-)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

And Happy Birthday to your hubby! :-)

see mary stamp said...

And why would we not read your blogposts. You are a hoot! Your ribbons are just beautiful and love those vintage-y Valentines too.

Cameron said...

You had me at ribbon! The rest is all just fun, fun extras :) Please, PLEASE count me in:D

...and a Happy B-day to your Hubs!

Susan said...

All so pretty, and don't worry about the paleness of the blue - it has its own beauty.

Susan said...

Hey did an great job with the ribbon. Looks like it's going to be a popular giveaway. Susan

jenclair said...

:) I'm delighted to help your husband avoid finding crafty embellishments in his butter! Great give away!

stacyd1229 said...

i've always wanted to dye ribbon and just never got around to it...yours turned out beautifully and i love the pale blue ribbon!

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Hey Kathy~
Another fine mess youve gotten yourself into! I love all the silliness you come up with. hugs my friend.

Vintage Fairy Tales Rebecka said...

Can you put yourself in that envelope too;) ?
Have a great day

Into Vintage said...

It's extremely generous of you to give like this to your husband. The gift of less stuff. Please don't let that idea make it's way to my house...

With that said, count me in! Will the prizes be hand-delivered to my doorstep by you (if I win, of course) like they do with Publisher's Clearing House? If so, I'll need some advance warning so I can change out of my pajamas...

kluless said...

Amazing give away! If I win, please don't tell MY husband!

Jody.Kippels said...

I want to make old-fashioned Valentines with my Granddaughter. Doesn't that sound like fun?

Meredith said...

i love it!!!! thank you!!

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

Oh, how much do I really, really want these goodies! My crafting budget has been cut to the bone this year, and my stash needs a boost! Thanks for the chance to win!

All That Jazz said...

What a fun, fabulous giveaway! This will really get me into the Valentine spirit! ;-)
p.s. you are funny!! Cute blog!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday to your Mr.! I'd love to win your stuff!

VintageCrafter said...

Hi Kathy! Happy birthday to your special man! What a wonderful giveaway...please count me in. I would be thrilled to win such lovely treasures. That ribbon is fabulous.

vintagesue said...

i'm in!!!! love your blog!! love the dyed ribbon. that is so clever!!! i've tea dyed, but not anything else. i think i may have to whip up a batch and maybe even use some lace. thanks for the tip!!!!
great giveaway. you are a dear!