Tuesday, November 6, 2012

As Promised, a Giveaway

Life took an unexpected turn this fall, and what I thought was going to be a nice, leisurely season, wasn't. Nuf said.  By now,you've had more than enough time to to make your way through all the amazing creations from the 6th BSBP. Weren't they amazing? I'm always floored by the variety of techniques and artistry- some are truly spectacular and leave me in awe of the level of skill and creativity.

This was my 3rd opportunity to participate in Lori Anderson's baby- she's def been the hostess with the mostess :) In addition to some of my "leftovers" from the various bead soups, I recently was the unexpected winner of a "de-stashing" courtesy of  CJ Bauchska! Little did I know what was headed my way, but she went above and beyond in generosity and beads!

I was floored! Wish I lived closer to her, so I could take some of her classes- seed beads and I have a nominal relationship, but obviously they are CJ's friends. We were gone on back to back trips after her stash arrived, so they've been waiting patiently for me to do something with them. As I looked around MY hoard assortment of beads, I realized that it's time to pass the blessing along.

I've had such a great time being paired with Dana James, Andra Weber and most recently, Arlene Dean- they've expanded my horizons, and their giftings of beading goodness have been generous to say the least. Sooo, I'd like to help someone else have the same experience. I have only two guidelines:
1) You did NOT have participated in the last BSBP  but you do have a blog.
2) When you use what is sent ( we can figure out a time factor), that you link your post back to this blog.

That's it! I'll put together a bead soup for you and send it your way and then wait to see what you create. (Please note that Bead Soup Blog Party is trademarked by Lori- this is just plain bead soup :))

Want a chance to win? Just leave a comment below by November 14 ( one of our girls turns 21 that day, so we'll celebrate that!) and make sure I have a way to contact you. One lucky person will get goodies headed their way.

Hoping this adds a splash of grace and a dash of joy to your day!


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    1. I'd love to get some new beads to inspire me. Recently started a blog after finding Lori Anderson,s site
      Bead addicted.blogspot.com

  2. I DID participate so this is not an entry. I just wanted to say I think this is a fabulous idea, and give you a virtual *hug* for your generosity! :)

  3. Girl you making me cry, I'm so glad you liked the stash that I sent. I'm also not commenting to win, but to say thank-you. I know the person that wins will feel so good and you will too.

  4. oooo, I wanna play. I would luv to be apart of this. thank you

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  5. I just started a blog last month in order to be able to do some of these great blog hops and get in the swing of things. I have never participated in a BSBP, but I went to every single person's blog who participated in the three this summer. You are correct, there are some amazing creations done at all skill levels--the creativity is so inspiring to myself and so many others--just as your generosity and giveaway was inspired by Lori and others. I can't wait to see what the person who wins these beads creates with them. Thank you.

    Gina Hockett

  6. What a precious idea! This is not an entry for me either, as I also participated in the last BSBP. You are so sweet!

  7. This is a great idea, I would love to participate!

  8. I would love to get in on this as well..
    thanks bunches for the chance to win...

  9. I did NOT participate in the last BSBP, and I would love to participate. You can contact me via email here: zenithjade@yahoo.com . My blog is here: http://zenithjade.blogspot.com/ and http://zenithjade.wordpress.com/ . I'm planning on participating in the next one, though! It will be my very first!

    Thanks, this should be fun!!!

  10. I'll try again since my last comment disappeared. I would like to enter.

  11. I didn't participate in the BSBP and would love a chance to play with those gorgeous beads.