Monday, October 5, 2009

My First Giveaway! (Blogtoberfest 5)

Most people that know me know that I love books. I love buying them, reading them and giving them as gifts. I especially love children's books and craft books. Some of our favourite craft books are books by Usborne. We have tons of Usborne books and many of these books are the ones that my kids love to read the most.

We were at a kid's event at the park recently and I entered my name in a draw at the Usborne booth. My name was the one that was picked and this is what I won:


It is now our new favourite craft book and is full of fantastic art and craft ideas. I would love for someone else to have this book too - although you can have your own copy! The book that I give away will be a soft-cover version (so that it won't be as expensive to mail).

To enter this giveaway, simply leave a comment on this post and I will enter your name. If you mention -- and link to -- this post in one of your blogs, then I will enter your name one more time (just make sure you tell me that you did so that I can enter your name again).

The contest will close on Halloween and I will mail to anywhere in the world!

I am so excited! Good luck!

83 comments:

  1. I love books too. I am a kinder teacher and this would be a wonderful resource. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Oh, usborne always has such nice resources! Count me in:)

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  3. So generous - Usborne books are fab! Thanks for the chance to win :-)

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  4. Thanks for the giveaway, very generous of you. I enjoyed reading your blog, especially the pumpkin bread recipe, I'll be trying that one soon!

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  5. My 3 little girls are constantly crafting so they would love this book and all it's ideas and inspiration. Thanks for the chance.

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  6. Please count me in. I've also blogged about you giveaway on my blog.

    Thanx for opportunity.

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  7. I(we) love Usborne books. And my 3 kids would love some new craft ideas. Thanks for offer this as a giveaway.

    cabadov(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  8. It has spaceships and rockets on the cover, which is a big, big plus for anything in this house. Enjoy your lovely book, chaps!!

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  9. What a great giveaway!
    I just stumbled upon your blog. I certainly share your love of reading and we are big Usborne fans, too!

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  10. That looks like a wonderful book, I have 2 little ones who would love it.

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  11. Ohhh exciting, sounds fab :) and excited that you will post to NZ! count me in :)

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  12. What a great giveaway girl!! We always need new ideas and pictures to spark our imaginations!! We're having a giveaway too!! YAY

    xo Steph

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  13. My girls love crafts! Just wanted to let you know that I added your contest to doubleprizes.com and hopefully more people find your blog.

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  14. What a great giveaway. My daughter is constantly looking for new crafts to make.

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  15. What an awesome giveaway! I would love to use this book. I am sure there are a lot of ideas I could feature on our blog.
    littlebirdiesecrets.com
    jessmy13@yahoo.com

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  16. Sounds like a fun book. I would love to enter your giveaway. thanks!

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  17. This looks like a Great Book! My girl's luv to craft, so this would be right up their alley!

    Thanks for such an Awesome Giveaway :)

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  18. I would LOVE to win!!! The book looks GREAT!!! Thanks for the chance!

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  19. We have enjoyed so many Usborne books and I am always looking for craft ideas that my preschooler and I can do together. This book sounds like it would be great for us!

    And congrats on your first giveaway!

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  20. I'd love to win this! THANKS!
    mycreativecontainers@yahoo.com

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  21. I would love to win! Looks like a great book!

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  22. My daughter loves crafts & artwork, we would love this book.
    Jolynn_Reads at yahoo.com

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  23. This looks like a terrific book; perfect for a first giveaway!

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  24. OOooohhhhh yes please!
    I really love Osbourne books. Thanks for having a give away.
    I have posted this giveaway on my blog for Saturday the 10th. I hope you get lots of comments.
    Ally <'v'>

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  26. I'm always seeking inspiration. I know judging a book by it's cover is a bad idead but that book looks way cool ;)

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  27. Tricia, don't enter me in the contest because we already have a few of the Usborne craft books (they are great) but I just wanted to say how much we love Usborne too, I just cleaned out and donated a bunch of the ones the girls have outgrown to the library and they loved them too!

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  28. I would really love to win this book.

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  29. Aren't your apples just darling? Thank you for the chance at this book, we would put it to very good use at my house! Thanks!

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  30. Hmmmm thought I had posted a comment to count me in but it vanished. Trying again, (please only count once if both magically appear) thanks
    Michele

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  31. I really love books and Usbourne books are fantastic. This would help with 'I can't think of anything creative to suggest you do right now' brain. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  32. Thanks for the heads up about your giveaway on my giveaway.:)
    That craft book looks fun.

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  33. craft books R my fav & my girls could use some NEW ideas..... birdson@roadrunner.com

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  34. Great giveaway, give my nieces some new ideas :) Also tweeted here: http://twitter.com/AMPaway/status/4719920808

    Abby
    peters.ab0124(at)gmail.com

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  35. How lovely! I'm the Art Docent for my daughter's first grade class-- this book would be such an inspiration!

    Thank you for the opportunity!

    secretcake (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  36. I love Usborne books and this looks like it would be good for hours of family time with my boys.

    rsgrandinetti(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  37. Hope I win this, I love their books! And adding a link on my blog too :)

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  38. what a generous giveaway! My fingers are crossed!

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  39. I'd love to win this book! Thanks!

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  40. I blogged.

    http://aik-friendsnfamily.blogspot.com/2009/08/list-of-worldwide-giveaways.html

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  41. This looks like such a fun book!

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  42. Hi
    Thanks for the opp to win this wonderful book.
    I am now following...

    From
    Liesa

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  43. Usborne has the best books! My kids would enjoy this since we are always doing something crafty together and looking for new ideas!

    marielay@gmail.com

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  44. Sounds great. Please count me in.

    monamhassan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  45. This sounds like a wonderful book. I have two little kids, and we need fun craft ideas to keep us occupied during the day!

    Debbie: rebbiedeed(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  46. Oh, I love the Usborne books, but I have had trouble finding them here. Will have my fingers crossed for this prize!

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  47. I have posted about your giveaway on my blog, reluctantly...I dont want to have too much competition for this prize, my son would LOVE it.

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  48. wow what a cool looking book... i'd love to own it, thanks for the chance!!

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  49. I love Usborne! Please enter me!

    nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

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  50. that sounds like a great book. Definately count me in!

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  51. What a great idea. I had this when I was a kid (or some similar incantation), and have been looking for a book for my step sister, who is at a loose end with her two exuberant toddlers.

    Happy blogtoberfest!

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  52. I've been looking for a fun craft book, so this would be awesome! Thank you for the chance to win!

    danielle78@comcast.net

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  53. mmm...a craft for each day of the year...that sounds bliss!

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  54. This looks great! Thanks for sharing.

    s.mickelson at gmail dot com

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  55. I would love this for finding fun and new activities to do with my son! Thanks for the chance.
    I posted on my blog about this giveaway: http://goyay.blogspot.com/2009/10/365-things-to-do-and-make-book-giveaway.html
    talonsmom731 at gmail dot com

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  56. My kids would love this boo. Please enter me
    dftrew(at)gmail(dot)com

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  57. This seems like such a fun book :} Please enter me Thanks
    tanyainjville@yahoo.com

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  58. I had this book {or a version of} as a kid and I so loved it. I know my girls would love it too.

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  59. How exciting, your first giveaway! and an usborne book too...I ♥ usborne books, they are so perfect.
    Crossing my fingers..we don't have that one!

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  60. Thanks for making the contest open to all and also on your first giveaway congrats. Please count me in.

    Mystica

    mystica123athotmaildotcom

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  61. I love Usborne and would love the chance to win!!!
    Sheri

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  62. Please enter me in the draw - looks like a great book!

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  63. Oh, oh, oh. Usborne books are brilliant!

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  64. I like the fact that it's a craft book and it can inspire you to make so many different things .

    Thank you for having this giveaway open to people all over the world !!

    And Good Luck to everyone :)

    tumblemumbo@gmail.com

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  65. How nice! I'd love a new book for creative, crafty ideas!

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  66. wow, that book looks awesome :) thanks for the giveaway!

    adbcoz(at)gmail(dot)com

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  67. I love the book! please enter me for a chance to win it!
    thank you!

    keren

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  68. That looks like such a great book, full of fun stuff to do... you can never have enough fun things to do in my opinion!!

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  69. Looks like a terrific book! We've posted about this giveaway at Winning Readings:

    http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2009/10/365-things-to-make-and-do.html

    janemaritz at yahoo dot com

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  70. My girls are totally hands on, we'd love to win - thanks for the contest!

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  71. We are a crafting family and I am always finding things to make with my grandchildren, their classes at school and children's classes at church. If it is Usborne you KNOW it's good! Thank you for entering me.

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  72. My kids would love a copy of this book.

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  73. I love this- hope we win!

    makphilips (at) gmail.com

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  74. Oh, this book looks cute! :)

    Greetings from Munich,
    Birgit
    swappinghowdies@yahoo.de

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  75. Wow! You're doing well for your very first blog giveaway! :)

    roseinthemorning [at] gmail [dot] com

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  76. I have a little girl who would just love this. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

    gevin13{at}gmail{dot}com

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  77. I know of a special little princess who would truly love this book. I hope to win. Good luck to all.

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  78. Hi! This is so generous of you! I can't see the photo though, which book is it?! We love Usborne books and have several so I don't want to enter and ruin someone else's chance if we already have it!
    ~ joey ~

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