Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Parisian Give Away Heard Around The (blog) World!
It's said good things are worth waiting for, I hope you'll agree.
With no further delay, cue the music please....

Here are the Sweet Surprises

1. Michael Miller Eiffel Tower fabric (blue) 1 yard.

2. Michael. Miller Eiffel Tower fabric (pink) 1 yard.

3. Michael Miller Bad Kitty fabric (pink) 1 yard.

4. Michael Miller Dress Forms fabric (black) 1 yard.

5. Michael Miller (Paris) Village Stroll (multi) 1 yard.

6. Patty Reed glitter La-di-Draw Dresses fabric (lavender) 1 yard.

7. One Hundred Wishes French Script Ribbon Merci 1 yard.

8. OHW Eiffel Tower Ribbon (ivory) 1 yard.

9. OHW Eiffel Tower Ribbon (fuchsia) 1 yard.

10. OHW Crown Ribbon (pink) 1 yard.

11. Fleur de lis Ribbon (pink) 1 yard.

12. Mini Tiara.

13. Scrap Book French Travel Embellishments.

14. Vintage Style Charm Package.

15. You are the queen Rubber Stamp.

16. Fine Point mini Glue Gun, with Stand.

17. 100 ct. package Mini Glue Sticks.

18. Bouquet (8 stems) forget me nots.

19. Mini Pink Glitter Letters 73pc.

20. Bling Gem Shapes 20pc.

21. Bling Flower Shapes 20pc.

22. Iron On Rhinestone Transfer Crown.

23. Paris (themed) tray

24. Paris Eiffel Tower Plague

25. Girlfriends Large (Eco Friendly) Tote.

Okay, I'll give you a minute to catch your breath.... That's a pretty good start, but what about that clue...Paris Lights? Hmmmm, Well, here's the answer and a second Give Away!!

An Eiffel Tower Lamp!

Decorate your home, studio or office. Post reminders, hang some design ideas for a new project. The possibility's are endless. You can get your own Tassel from Miss Susie Harris . They're the perfect embellishment! Here are the 3 and counting in my collection.

Grandma's Kitchen



Susie is dedicated to using the highest quality fringes, ribbons and accents . I joke about her speedy delivery, but I really think she beams her packages in. Beautifully painted script plaques have been added to her line. You'll adore her and the lil treasures she creates.

So, how do you enter for the drawings?
Here's the rules for your initial entry. Answer the following three questions, then leave your answers in the comment section.

1.) What is something interesting ( generally not known) about yourself?
2.) What draws you back, to one of your favorite blogs?
3.) Whats your best blog advice?

I will not have a closing date on the Give Away until I've contacted ALL the visitors who have come in support of my blog in it's infancy, to give them an opportunity to participate. You will continue to be entered with any comments left during the event.

Sara's Suprise Sucre' Boutique is now open! All holidays are offered year round! Take a peek at my new Boutique. I'll be adding new inventory daily!We're still working on fine tuning the shopping cart. You can contact me if there's something you'd like to order now.


Julie said...

Way to go Sara. You finally got where you want to be. You must have been working night & day on this.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Something not generally known about me is that I have traveled to 40 of the 50 states, and over 20foreign countries (Thank you Air Force!)

What keep me coming back? I am a relationship person. Those who leave me comments, or become followers, I always return the favor. It's just nice.

My best blog advice is to write for yourself. After all, it is your very own online web log (journal) that represents your thoughts. If you write about what is important or meaningful to you then the "numbers" will never matter.

The Golf Widow said...

Wow what a great offer!Such Beautiful things! Thanks

Something generally not know about me IRL is that I can't do dishes without wearing rubber gloves.Not just when scrubbing a pan but even when loading the dishwasher. Anything to do with the sink.

What keeps me coming back to a blog is many different things. Mainly that I feel something and can connect to the reader be it through great ideas and tips, tears,or joy. Plus, Laughter is always good!

I'm new to blogging, but my advice is to learn how to publish at a later date. You can write things when they are fresh in your mind and then schedule them to post on a specific day. Very helpful in balancing family and frees up time to just read your favorite blogs.

southerninspiration said...

Hi, I am new to your blog, but it is one I will return to! It is very pretty! I came by way of Lady Lamp Tramp!! ;)
Not known about me?..I'd love to do things that help make the world a better place. I love to inspire people.
Keeps me coming back? the hopes of building relationships and the feeling of inspiration I get from other blogs.
Best blog advice? I'm such a newbie, I'm not sure I have any....learn how to be adept at make it interesting.

Heather said...

O la la! Ca cest tres bon! Merci! Merci!
Since that is the limit of my French, I’ll answer your questions en englaise …

1. I have so few secrets, now that I blog, but I guess the fact that I long to own a beater of a truck is a bit odd! I really could use one so that I can stop hauling rocks and manure in the mini-van!
2. I am drawn to Brenda’s blog - Coffee, tea books and me - because she writes honestly and practically from the heart and it’s always an encouragement to visit and read her thoughts there.
3. My best blog advice is to think about your comments at least twice before you hit the publish button. If in doubt - delete it!

Thanks so much,

Anonymous said...

Whew! Girl, I had to click on that photo to catch all the details of your AMAZING Give Away! LOVE it!

Something generally not known about me is my age ;). 39?????

What keeps me visiting a blog? The blog keeper! If I like the author, I will return.

Best advice...Hmmm, this is a tough one! Hmmm, teach what you know others would like to know.

Tanya said...

Something not generally known about me is that I am a blogger! (based on how many of my real-life friends and relatives don't visit it)ha ha

What keeps me coming back is interesting writing. But I must admit I'm very visual and a sucker for a good slide show.

My best blog advice is to enjoy what you're doing and make it personal. Don't worry about what "people" will think, just be yourself. Same goes for life!

Connie said...

Oh my gosh, Sara sweetie, you have outdone yourself on this giveaway!! Woooooeeeeeee! WOW! I lead a boring life but I'll try to measure up to the questions......LOL

Interesting about me??? Well, I memorize license plates of friends. I also "cancel out 9" on the plates or numbers I see. I know, I know, it's weird but I think it's OCD or something like that! Hah......

Draws me back to favorite blogs?? It has got to be the colors and eye candy! Pink will get me every time but the eye candy is usually what does it for me, honey!

Best blog advice? Be consistent with posting and post lots of eye candy. People don't especially like to read everything, but they will definitely look at the pix and creations.

Now......count me in!! Fantastic, sweetpea........


Lisa said...

What a beautiful giveaway...let's see, something not known about me...hmmm I'm a grandma to the cutest baby boy in the world.

What keeps me coming back to a blog...hmmm, I would have to say I have to feel the writer has a lot in common with me and a witty personality wont hurt either.

My best blog advice would be to be yourself, be honest, and be willing to share even the most mundane advice, if you think it may help someone else.j
Lisa @ Simply Blessed Bliss

Emily said...

Wow! I stalked your blog through Cheri's. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that stuff!

1. I hate to craft. But I act like I enjoy it. I just like to buy stuff from people that enjoy doing it.

2. I come back to people who are funny and who update often.

3. My best advice is update your blog as much as possible. The more you update, the more traffic you will drive up. Also, comment a lot on other blogs!

Cheri (aka "The Mom Lady") said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! It's always nice to see new names (and LOVE seeing the "regulars").

Not known about me? Hmmm...I have the same birthday as Juliette Gordon Lowe, the founder of Girl Scouts. Okay, NOT the same year (sheesh, she's like over 100 years old!).

What keeps me coming back? Humor. Interesting stories. When I feel a connection.

Blog advice? Develop a thick skin because it IS a public forum and eventually someone's going to wander into your territory and give you a (nasty) piece of their mind and it ain't pleasant. Happened to me just last month. But I learned from it AND grew a thicker skin.


wow you are right!!!! amazing..I will be stopping by.
xoxoo Laura

Self Confessed Lamp Tramp said...

Hey Sara....this is truly a sweet and wonderful surprise. Thanks for letting me in to this special offer.

Something generally not known about me: I am very shy!

What keeps me coming back: Gosh, all the sweet wonderful people I've met. They make me feel so good, with their kind words of bloggy love!

My best blog advice: Be yourself on your blog..."To thine own self be true"! People will love you or not, but you will always have that dignity!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Thanks for stopping back by and for your sweet comments. I will be back this evening to enter your giveaway. Jackie

Shabbyfufu said...

What a lovely giveaway Sara and thanks for stopping by today:-). I too would say to just write about what you love to write about and not to worry about the numbers. I generally don't receive tons of comments, yet have about 300 hits to the blog a day. So people are reading what I have to blah, blah about....maybe just shy or prefer not to comment. That's really okay:-)

Have fun at the Gift Show!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Thanks for the heads up on this giveaway Sara! It is wonderful! :) On to the three things:

Something not generally known about me is that I used to live in Casablanca, Morocco.

The relationships and personal connections I make with other bloggers keep me coming back.

My best piece of advice to other bloggers is to make it work for you. Blogging can take over your life, and there are practically an infinite number of amazing blogs out there to follow. You have to make it fit into your real life, before it becomes your real life.

Thanks for hosting this giveaway! :)

Debbie @ said...

Hey There Sara, I just came by to thank you for your sweet comments on my blog and look at you, you are having what I call an amazing give away! Wow! I love this.
Something about me...I don't ever lie...not ever, I can't.
What keeps me coming be honest I love pictures! I love little bits and pieces of people's lives, or decorating projects, home decor, recipes. I'm very visual.
My best advice is to post something serious, something funny...then go visiting, and invite people back, otherwise they may never know where you are.
Have a blessed day!

Scrappy Jessi said...

eeekkk this does have mny name written all over it!! i just started a custom order. "paris" theme.
ooh la la!!

Ruth Ann said...

WOW! I feel like I've died and gone to giveaway heaven! That is one amazing giveaway! I sure do hope that I'm the lucky one!

1. What is something interesting ( generally not known) about yourself? I was on an all girls ice hockey team in high school.

2.) What draws you back, to one of your favorite blogs? The great ideas....and especially tutorials.

3.) Whats your best blog advice? I like it when people have their postings categorized. For example if they are crafters and cooks they have a section for their projects and a section where they post recipes.

Barbara Jacksier said...

1- I've been obsessed with cows ever since I was a child even tho my family's knickname for me is another animal.
2- I love blogs with great original photography (I hate when folks just scan pix from books and magazines, that's cheating, in my opinion, and it's also illegal.)
3-My best blog advise is to write about what you love not just about what you are selling.

Lori said...

WOW!!! what a wonderful giveaway:)

let's see ...hmmmm
#1} the place where i work is supposedly haunted by a ghost called "mr knickers" ... i have never seen him ... but there are occasional unexplained cold spots in the back hall
#2} i am a HUGE fan of blogs that have pictures of "pretties"
#3} visit, visit, visit!!! most girls are very nice and will visit you back

Rae said...

What an AMAZING giveaway!!! Thank you so much for letting me know about this!

Judy said...

I'm so glad you are back. I missed you and wondered where you went. I'm so glad you found the tomato soup recipe. What a give away girl. Ok I can't think of anything that noone knows about me because I usually blab everything. I do visit a blog that is special because I always feel at home there. It is one of the very first blogs I started reading. And my advice is to be yourself and have fun to new bloggers. And again I was so happy to hear from you.

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Somethung most don't know about me is I have one kidney!
And a tattoo of a gothic rose secretly hidden on my body!
I keep going back to some blogs because through the big wide world of blogging many of these blogs have touched me,Inspired me and also reached out there hands to me as a sisterhood.
Blog advice..Do as you need to journal what you want without pressure or expectation...Enjoy it!

Lynne Laura said...

Hi Sara,

Thank you for coming by my blog:

Something unknown: had a poem published
Going back to a blogger: fresh ideas & pictures, kindness
Blog advice: do it for yourself, wherever it takes you, use it as your creative outlet and jump on other blogs for inspiration.

Kindredly, Lynne Laura

Raggedy Angel said...

1.I have trouble with those word verification letters that you have to enter...I always get the really screwed up ones!
2.I love blogs with lots of pictures and I love tutorials!
3. It looks like you are off to a great start...Blog when you want and how you want and you will be happy.
My daughter really loves your giveaway...she is not prim like me!
Please enter us...she wants to be a designer! Beth

Miss Sandy said...

Sara, what generous soul you are. Thank you for stopping by my blog for a visit, please return, I have a little treat waiting for you!

Something generally knot known about me, hmmm, I share a birthday with Johnny Depp.

What makes me return to a blog is a connection with the blogger, common interest.

Blog advice, be yourself, don't try to create a persona or your writing voice will not come through and connect with others.

Best of luck with launching your business!

Kerri Norrod said...

Something generally not know about me is that I am a former elementary school counselor. What keeps me coming back to a blog? The relationship and creative inspiration. My best blog advice is write about things that are meaningful to you.

Susie Harris said...

Hi there! Awww you are just too sweet to show your tassels.... Im feeling pretty special about now. As you can tell Im taking a little family time and enjoying every minute. I miss all of, smile. I will be back soon full speed ahead my dear. You take care and I will chit chat later sweetie!

Cottage Rose said...

Wow Sara; Now that is a huge give a way. So many lovely goodies, you are so sweet to give out so much. love you bold thank you for stopping by and your comment.
something not generally known about me is; I am so afraid of flying and heights.
What keeps me coming back. I have met so many friends since I started blogging, and found a loving and caring family.

My best advice; would be a tolerant person caring uplifting supportive and be a great listener. And always leave them a comment.

Shelia said...

Hi Sara! Oh, my goodness! Look at all of these wonderful things you're giving away! Congrats on everything!! Your blog looks fantastic and thanks for coming to see me. Okay, I'll answer the questions:
1)Something not generally known about me is I lived in Roswell, New Mexico before all the UFO business exploded
2)What keeps me coming back? New posts
3) Best blog advice is to have fun, post often and please reply back to the folks who comment on your blog. It really makes me feel bad if I visit and visit comment and comment and that blogger ignores me. I won't come back. So be thoughtful.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Natasha Burns said...

Wow what a giveaway, thank you for inviting me!

Something about me....i'm an only child

What takes me back to my fave blog ~ wanting to know more about the blogger, and wanting to see more of their creations and life

Advice for blogging ~ etiquette - when possible make a return visit. also, don't ask someone to "swap links", it's kinda rude... they say so in Artful Blogging mag!

Holly said...

What a tremendous give away! Thanks for letting me know about it.

Let's see... interesting fact:

I lived in a ghost town for almost 4 years.

Frequent posting encourages my return to a blog

Advice: Don't blog unless you enjoy it!

Have a great day!

Rue said...

Hi Sara!!
I'm so glad to see you post again :)

Let's see....

Something interesting (generally not known) about me?
I was a real wild teen that gave my mom a REALLY bad time. I'm surprised she still speaks to me LOL

What draws me back to my favorite blog?
That it's beautiful, pure and from the heart.

My best blog advice?
Keep it real. In other words, I love a blogger that can speak to me through words and pictures. It can be shown through their love of home, family or art and I'll keep coming back for more :)


Renee said...

Hmmm..... Something not generally know about me? I come from a large family from the east.

What keeps me coming back is it is so wonderful to feel like you know someone through a blog as you live their daily lives and ups and downs.

My advise is to let yourself truly go and be free without the fear of judgment.

Waiting for Mia Hope! said...

This is one amazing give-a-way! WOW!!!

1. I prefer to skip breakfast and eat lunch at 11am. I drink soda in the morning versus coffee.

2. I gravitate to blogs with beautiful photography or stories that I can relate to.

3. I think its important not to use a blog to air a grievance towards someone.

jeanne said...

Wow, I want to be included for sure.
sign me up and thank you.
1. I wanted to be a model. LOL

2. Humor and people who love life and share their passions. Most of all humor.

3. Be real and don't get in a rut of the same subjects. Change and surprise in your posts.


Violet said...

Hi Sara, What a fabulous give-away! Sign me up! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comments. My answers to these questins are:

Hmmmmm #1: Something interesting about myself that generally isn't known: I have a large box of various colored costume-store quality (aka: they itch!) wigs, boa's and pointy glasses that I keep in the garage that often come out for Girl Parties and I have photos to blackmail with : ) Perhaps I should share some on my blog from various Chocolate Parties!!!

#2: I'm drawn back to favorite blogs where women create beauty, are inspiring, witty, uplifting, passionate, some that have home decor ideas, art, snippets of the authors lives, also for the great photography and the creative inspiration I receive!

#3: Blogging advice: Share what is in your heart, what you are passionate about, and inspire me with your photos : )

Liz said...

Hi Sara! I'm so glad that you got your show on the road! Your off to an awesome start.
1. Something interesting about me...I like to drive race cars
2. I love pretty pictures and I always try to reply in kind to my commentors... so if they post a comment I try to do the same for them.
3. My advice....don't feel like you have to post everday and learn to use the scheduled post option on your dashboard!

Twice as Nice said...

Something interesting about us...

We've only had about 3 arguements total in our lives and made up the same day.

What draws us back to a blog...

Decorating ideas and humor.

Our best blogging advice...

Probably not to take advice from us as we are so new to this and can barely get a post up sometimes.LOL We do love it and are trying to be more interesting and more consistant!

Scintilla said...

Hi just found your blog through Meredith's link!

Something not well known about me-
I'm great at grabbing mosquitoes mid-flight.

Keeps me coming back, - a personal response to comments I leave.

Best advice (I'm new too) - be consistent with your blogs theme and its regularity. If you find viewers dribble off, you need to get back on track. But it doesn't look as if you have this problem here!

Kitty Scraps said...

Something not generally known about me...hmmm, OK I've traveled to 47 out of 50 states.

What keeps me coming back to a blog? I love pictures, even horrible grainy pictures, lol

My best advice is to be yourself and leave comments on other's blogs even if it's a lame comment.

Thanks Sara for your sweet comments on my blog!

Jewels of My Heart said...

What a splendid giveaway.... I want to play!
1. hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm I have a heart for missions... the Lord has placed the peoples of four nations upon my heart and my children were born in two of those countries...
2. Beautiful photographs keep me coming back. They inspire me.
3. Blog for you... keep a record of what you want to remember... it is a beautiful place to make your own.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Wasn't sure if this was still open. If so -

Something not known about me - myself, my two children, my brother, my sister, and my Mother were all born on the 6th of a month!

I love blogs that have lots of new projects and a bit of comment about their daily lives. Love people that leave comments and usually try and visit their blogs when I can.

Best advice - have fun and take lots of photos.

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

Hello !!
What a sweet Parisiene giveaway!!
Cest magnifique!!
First question a fact little known about myself,is I use to be an alter girl in my church as a child.
Second question, what keeps me going back to her blog is her brutal honesty,like it or not she spits it out I love her for it.

Third question for best advice is be yourself and always leave a comment as you would want others to do for you
I enjoyed answering your 3 questions, this was fun.