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Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Scraptastic! give-away!

This give-away is now closed! Congrats to the winner!


Balzer Designs has started a craft book club and because the first book she has reviewed in her book club series  is my book, Scraptastic! I have decided to give away a copy here on my blog.

Give-away is now closed! Thanks to all who entered!
To enter to receive a copy of Scraptastic!, post a comment right here.
For a second entry, post a link to this blog or post on your blog, and then post again here saying you blogged about this give-away or my book Scraptastic!

Entries will be accepted until midnight on Monday April 9th, 2012 and I will randomly select one winner to receive a copy of Scraptastic! on Tuesday April 10th.

Please include your email so I can notify you! The winner will also be posted here on my blog.

Thanks so much for your interest and playing along!

This book was such a pleasure to create, and the Memory Makers team so wonderful to work with. Years later, when I look through this book I am still surprised that it is mine! I don't pick it up often, but when I do, I always have fun remembering the late nights and spilled paint and all of the FUN that went into creating the projects. Even though it was published a few years ago now, when I look through it I still think it feels contemporary and can still be enjoyed today, I think because the projects are more technique based and less product based, they don't feel as dated as some of the other projects I might have made around the same time.

Maybe I am highly biased, but I still enjoy Scraptastic! and I hope you do -- or will, too!

118 comments:

Sharmaine Kruijver said...

Hello lovely one!!! I saw Julie's post and it made me think of you :)
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and your splendidly uplifting words. If you are happy to ship to Australia I'd love to enter as I know I have borrowed your book from our local library many many times :) Hugs and thank you again, for dropping by, you made my day much brighter

Madeline said...

I'm happy to find your blog via 2Peas. I hope you're still scrapping. Your book was one of my favorites and I still have it so need to enter my name! :)

Sharmaine Kruijver said...

PS blogged :) http://skruijver.blogspot.com.au/2012/04/scraptasticinspire-tastic.html

Bethany Becker said...

I found your blog through 2Peas. Your book looks great! Thanks for the chance to win!

Sherri P eh said...

This is SO cool Ashley! I love JFFB, love your book, and love how this all comes together! And thanks for YOUR fabulous comments! What a big thrill for me!!

Anonymous said...

Hi! Would love to win a copy of this book! :) I am a new scrapper and have finished one book for my daughters 21st and made a few cards so far. This book would be a great help for a beginner scrapper. E-mail: wight02@hotmail.com
Thanks from Rose

Natalie Elphinstone said...

I just love the subtitle on your book, as that's a perfect way to describe how I love to scrapbook!! Messy, sparkly, toucy-feely and snazzy...... sounds wounderful in my mind! Would love to win a copy.
xxx
Natalie
nati42@hotmail.com

Laura said...

Always looking for inspiration so it would be lovely to win a copy :) thanks for the chance

mariemily said...

I didn't even know you had a book published. Congrats, however belatedly! :) I took a look at it on Amazon and it looks amazing.

Karenliz said...

Your book is hard to find once Julie's book review went up. Amazing isn't it? I would love a chance to win you book. I love messy!

cherity13@aol.com said...

I remember seeing your book once and thinking it looked cool; but haven't seen it again. Would love the chance to win.

Lydia said...

I remember thinking that your book looked really cool when it was published, but I wasn't into messy stuff then. Now, of course, I'm all about messy and can't find it!

lydiaink at hotmail dot com

~*{ Michelle }*~ said...

I learnt about your book and this give away from my online friend Sharmaine's blog. I've just started scrapping again after 2years of no scrapping! Your book is just what I need to get my mojo back -that's IF you are prepared to ship to South Africa. :)

Ariel said...

I foundyour book and blog through balzardasigns. Thank you for this great giveaway.
susanthomas9@yahoo.com

dawn said...

I read about the great reviews on Julie's blog and really want this book now. Thanks soooo much for this chance to win. I'm one of those that don't buy crafty books so really hoping to start my collection with yours.
rikm@adelphia.net

THANKS!!

Serra55 said...

Enjoyed reading about your book in Julie's blog. Was tempted to buy it, but $$ is tight and have to pay off the Feds first...they think I am rich! Anyway, I admire the way your book is so much more than scrapbooking.

ida said...

Thanks to Julie who lead me to your blog. This book is just what I am looking for. I am always looking for new techniques. Thanks for sharing.

Patricia said...

Thank you so much for the opportunity, I found your blog through Julie Balzer

Tita Mama said...

hi. I'm here by way of Julie Balzer via Judy Wise' journaling class. Isn't traveling blog land exciting! Julie picked a great book for her first review.

Tita Mama said...

hi. I'm here by way of Julie Balzer via Judy Wise' journaling class. Isn't traveling blog land exciting! Julie picked a great book for her first review.

Julie Short said...

I love art books that are technique driven. So it would be wonderful to have your book among the oft perused books that I have. Keep being messy beacause thats where the great ideas come from. julie@timetocreate.com.au

jan said...

I love the cover of this book. t looks like I could get a lot of inspiration from this. Thanks to Julie for featuring it!
Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Linda R said...

SERIOUSLY, I have an addiction to books - even had to have floor to ceiling shelves built in my house when I moved here.

I know, I know...can't help myself.

HOW IN THE WORLD did I miss
SCRAPTASTIC????? Maybe because it's been sold out everywhere I've been?

Don't know - but MUST have a copy.
Thanks for the chance.

marynbtol said...

Looks like a great book. Thanks Julie Balzer for introducing it to us!

mothtalk said...

Thanks to Julie's book club I pulled mine off the shelf the other day - nothing dated about it, and I probably have more of the supplies now than when I first bought it a couple years ago. Just wanted to say thanks for giving us a resource that has stood the test of time; I'm looking forward to diving into some techniques previously untried. How sweet of you to share the inspiration with someone who doesn't already have it!

Jeffjuliabrooke@sbcglobal.net said...

So fun to be able to share this creative lifestyle with so many through all the online rabbit trails...without Julie I would not have found you or your cool book!

Donna L said...

Found you through Julie's blog. A girl can never have too many craft books and yours looks great -- would love to win. Thanks.

Maja60 said...

I love messy and i love books. The cover of this one makes me curious. Thanks for the chance to win. majasestig@gmail.com

Rita said...

I read Julie's review and I need to get a copy of this book - it looks awesome!

ritatimmons@swbell.net

Rita said...

Just blogged about the book club and this great book! Thanks!

http://rita-thespareroom.blogspot.com/2012/04/balzer-designs-book-club.html

crafty creations said...

Hi I'm visiting via Julies blog - your book looks amazing - congrats to you and many thanks for sharing your knowledge and expertise to give us mere morsals some inspiration.

I would be delighted to win a copy

hilmof@lineone.net

Have a lovey Springtime break

Jenny said...

Ooooh I would love the chance to win a copy of your gorgeous book Ashley... I saw the review on Julie's blog and loved everything about it... finger crossed... and toes...

Hugs
Jenny x

eandnsmom said...

I'm really interested in starting a mixed media journal, but have never done anything like this before. Your book looks like it would be perfect for me! Thanks for the chance to win it!

crafty creations said...

I have added your blog to my sidebar at

http://inkythings.blogspot.com

Thanks for a second chance of winning

Crissy said...

I was great to read about your book and how it inspired Julie. Thanks for the chance to win!

Crissylockhart@gmail.com

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

I read about your book on Julie's blog and just had to run right over here. I'd love to have this book for inspiration and help with my art. I need all the help I can get LOL

Gina Sismilich said...

Traveling blog land this morning and saw Julie's post - everyone loves to get "presents" - so here I am - gbscreates@gmail.com

Cherry47 said...

Hello, I found your blog through Julie Balzer and she is right- it is fantistic.

Cherry47 said...

Oh I forgot Cherry47 and email is cailliersd@hotmail.com.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the chance to win.
That Julie is great at hooking her blog readers up with wonderful supplies and books so that others can be inspired!
sue_clarke@hotmail.com

Harriet said...

I would absolutely love to have your book..... If Julia says to get it them it is a definite must for me....

thanks for the chance to win one ....

hartofhearts1016@hotmail.com

Sharon Mathis said...

I am fairly new to Art journaling and scrapbooking but have totally found my joy! I absolutely love getting and reading books about this and have learned so many great techniques! I have been following Julie Balzer for a few months and now have another great artist to follow.....looking forward to learning from you too Judy!

Sharon Mathis (sassy460@yahoo.com)

Sharon Mathis said...

I am fairly new to Art journaling and scrapbooking but have totally found my joy! I absolutely love getting and reading books about this and have learned so many great techniques! I have been following Julie Balzer for a few months and now have another great artist to follow.....looking forward to learning from you too Judy!

Sharon Mathis (sassy460@yahoo.com)

Sharon Mathis said...

I am fairly new to Art journaling and scrapbooking but have totally found my joy! I absolutely love getting and reading books about this and have learned so many great techniques! I have been following Julie Balzer for a few months and now have another great artist to follow.....looking forward to learning from you too Judy!

Sharon Mathis (sassy460@yahoo.com)

Ms. Lucie said...

Ashley, I'm so happy I found your blog through Julie Balzar's! I am subscribing to your blog ASAP! You are brilliant! I have your book! Have had it for years! It is full of inspiration! Thanks so much for sharing so many details and suggestions with us in it!!!

Lori Wostl said...

Since I'm not a scrapper I would never have found you or your book except for Julie's review...Would love to win your book! Lori W at Art Camp for Women

Kathryn said...

I absolutely love scrapbook pages that are painty, messy and full different media. Yet, I'm afraid to give them a try. I've unfortunately never come across your book and I'm so glad Julie introduced it in her book club! Thanks for the chance at winning a copy. Crossing my fingers :)
katt7676@hotmail.com

Flo - Sweetideas said...

Looks like a great book. I'm watching it on ebay.

PaulaJ said...

I would absolutely love a copy of your book! It would be awesome to win one but I will have to look for one either way. I love Julie's work and if she recommends it I'm sure it is spectacular.

cathy said...

Your book looks very interesting. I'd love to win it.

pfstuff said...

You got me at "messy and sparkly"-would love to have a copy of your book and glad to have discovered your blog.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

I just found your blog & your book sounds great. I just started art journaling this year, so everything is still new and I have much to learn.

kaleidoscopeimpressions said...

Hi! Saw your book reviewed on Julie's blog (Balzer Designs). This is just the inspiration I need to further my enlightenment! I'm on a path to freeing myself to create more boldly.
hugs,
JoyceAnn
email: vbjoyce at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Saw your book reviewed in Julie's blog. Looks fun! Am always looking for eye candy and inspiration!
Laura A in OR
drbfarm@gmail.com

Valerie Pittier said...

I found your blog through a post on Outlaw Women Scrapbook Emporium. The book looks great and the reviews are so enthusiastic I would LOVE to win a copy. I posted on my blog: rightsidebrainfreedom.blogspot.com
Thanks!!

kaleidoscopeimpressions said...

Got my post up, I'm happy to say. http://kaleidoscopeimpressions.wordpress.com/2012/04/06/julies-book-club-selection-is-scraptastic/
(Hope this link shows up correctly)

Lynn Wigren said...

I got here via Julie Balzer's blog. I'll be posting a link on my blog to yours and Julie's.

Anonymous said...

Here vis Julie's blog...anything she recommends is worth considering. Love the reviews of your book--makes my fingers itch to try some of the techniques. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.

Lynn Wigren said...

I posted a link to your blog and Julie's blog on my blog so that they can read the review and sign up for the giveaway. I also signed up to get your blog via email.

Gabrielle Fabian said...

Super inspired by your work and would LOVE to have the book!!
xxxoooo
Gaye

Mary Dean said...

Wow. I'd love to win a copy of the book! I'm going to sign up for your blog. Thanks to Julie Balzer, I know about you now! The book looks awesome!

Woodsie said...

I found your blog on Balzar's email and love what I've seen...I've subscribed to your emails so I'm looking forward to seeing more of your 'stuff'...lol Thank you for entering me in your drawing..good luck to us all!

Miriam Prantner said...

This book looks wonderful! A great way to stretch me! Thanks for the chance!

jbonomo said...

Fabulous title and cover! Thank you for the chance to win some inspiration! Anyone who Julie recommends is great with me.

Leahscraps said...

Thank you for the chance to win your book! I love the art you and Julie create!!

MysticalGlass said...

Thanks for the opportunity to have a chance to win this great book! Maybe I'll get lucky.

ginger said...

Your book looks fantastic! Thanks to Julie@Balzer Designs for the recommendation and leading me to your blog. Would love to win a copy of your book as I'm always looking for fresh inspiration.

Marianne said...

I had checked your book out of the library awhile back, and was reminded of it via Julies blog/book club! Would really love to win a copy. Thanks for the generous offering

Best, Marianne
weinerkuhn@aol.com

Marianne said...

I had checked your book out of the library awhile back, and was reminded of it via Julies blog/book club! Would really love to win a copy. Thanks for the generous offering

Best, Marianne
weinerkuhn@aol.com

muriel said...

Hello from france! i found you through Julie. I never have enough books where to find beautiful art and inspiration, so I'd very pleased to win a copy of yours. thanks for the chance to win.

Karen said...

i figure chances are low but maybe it's my favorite day? :)

Melanie said...

I would love a copy of your book! More ways to create artsy scrap pages? Heaven!

Olivia said...

I admired this book in the book store but then they stopped stocking it, would love to win a copy :)

brigitte said...

i read Julie's review of your book. it looks wonderful! thanks for the chance to win it.

famillemarleau said...

I saw Julie's review on your book and I would love to read it. Thanks for the chance, Johanne L.

Fallingladies said...

Read about your book at julie's blog, thanks for the chance to win!
Andrea

Nancy Kelley said...

I just started art journaling/sketchbooking and your book would be a huge help :) Good luck with the new book!

Melissa said...

I love trying different techniques and your book looks interesting and if JFFB says so,it is. Would love to win.

kellyjom said...

I think my scrapbook pages could use some 'Jazzin' Up!'
k.j.oates@cox.net

Lenna Young Andrews said...

I saw Julie's post and headed over here -your book looks fantastic and I would love to win it! My email is: creativelenna@gmail.com -thanks for the generous offer and my fingers are crossed!
lenna

Joyce said...

I like Julie's style so if she says this is a good book, I know I will like it. So many comments, only one book. I've already put it in my cart at Amazon, but would be such fun to win!!

Max said...

I came to your blog via an email on one of my Yahoo craft groups. I love your style and would really enjoy having a copy of your book. maxk@mymts.net - Maxine

Jayne said...

You have some amazing techniques demonstrated on your blog, so I'd love to own a copy of your book. Thanks for your generosity. stampanon at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I totally agree with others - if Julie endorses this book, we'll all love your book!
Thanks for the chance.
Grandma Nancy Sapp
sapps2luv@yahoo.com

stampinfranni said...

Thank you for offering an opportunity to win your book. It looks cool! I'm just starting to get into art journaling, and I need all the help with techniques I can get!

weinbergrm@aol.com

Annie said...

I just found your blog through one of my yahoo groups. You have a beautiful blog. I would love to have a copy of your book which someone on my group said it is "awesome".
Annie

Barbara said...

So glad to find this link today (on Julie's site). On the top of my crafting priority list right now is "find new ways to be more creative with my scrapbook pages!" This book sounds like just the ticket for my journey to reach that goal!

annielou said...

I am here via Julie's blog .....Looks like a great book and I will TRY to do an attachment to my blog ... I am new at this !!!!

Judy said...

I would love to win your book. I love your "Addie Blue's ballet recital" album.

email: armybrat@rochester dot rr dot com

airbrush said...

Thanks for the give away of your fantastic Scraptastic Book.

Christy said...

I would love a chance to win y our book! Thanks!

Vicki said...

Julie sent me here and i would love to win your book!
Thanks!

Kathy Hunt said...

Looks like an amazing book. Would love a closer look!

Kathy Hunt said...
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Dolly B said...

First saw this gorgeous looking book on Balzer Designs Blog and then again on Sharmaine Kruijiver's Blog about the give away. I LOVE books and this book looks fabulous. Would LOVE to win it. Have now bookmarked your blog to visit for lots of inspiration
Cheers
Mary
http://www.mbennetts.blogspot.com.au/

Barb Smith said...

Just saw your book on Julie's blog -- it looks like something I'd love to add to my library. Maybe I'll be the lucky winner!

Dolly B said...

Added to my blog http://www.mbennetts.blogspot.com.au/
mjbennetts@hotmail.com

Cheers
Mary

Andria said...

I read about your book on Julie's blog, and think it looks amazing...I wish I had seen it earlier! Thank you so much for an opportunity to win a copy of it for my own!
aleakaskey@yahoo.com

Teri W said...

Love your art! Thank you very much for a chance to win a copy of the book. It would be a "star" in my bookcase.

iquilt47@oh.rr.com

Teri W said...

Love your art! Thank you very much for a chance to win a copy of the book. It would be a "star" in my bookcase.

iquilt47@oh.rr.com

Gina said...

your book looks amazing..and just what I need to get the creative juices flowing..thanks so much for the chance :)

Kathy Plourde said...

your work is wonderful & I would like to learn more..

Anonymous said...

I would love to win your book. I love julie and she loves you, I'm sure I could learn some great things. jackie

DDCreates said...

I have begun the journey of scrapping and art journaling as a way to learn to express myself. Inspiration comes in many forms. Books and blogs are the tools that help me with creating joy through the arts.

Kellee said...

I just "found" your blog. I love Addie Blue's ballet album...gorgeous!!

kellee1962@yahoo.com

simon said...

Please please choose me! I am your number one fan but have been in such a creative slump lately due to some life circumstances. I need inspiration and would love to win the book.

Sandy said...

I hadn't seen your book and am glad that it was featured on Julie's blog. Hope to win a copy, would love it!

Lindab said...

Hi Ashley, I love how you put your heart into what you do. I saw about this contest on Julie's post. Is it okay to enter if I live in Australia?
Linda.

Janet J said...

Well this looks like a book I would certainly be interested in! Thanks for the give away opportunity!

joehlin @ neo.rr.com

the paper addiction said...

Thanks for the chance to win this Fab book - I came via Julies book club post. Many Thanks Michelle

Marie (Mazz) said...

wowzers!! what a fabulous book to win!! please pick me!! thanks for the chance - off to reblog you now :)

Marie (Mazz) said...

I've blogged about your awesome giveaway...I'd really love to win as it looks full of creativity and inspo...so here's the link to my post - thanks so much for the chance to win :)

http://mazzarati.blogspot.com.au/2012/04/win-this-scraptastic-prize.html

Heli said...

i am in. thanks for inspiration.

Theresa said...

Found you through Julie's blog. Love your book. When I was first trying to learn about layering, I studied your book for many hours. Thanks for the inspiration.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

i would love to read this book! thanks for the chance to win a copy!

Grenae said...

Congratulations on your book! I would love to win a copy. Thanks for this giveaway opportunity.

Pam said...

I came to your blog from Julie's blog-and so glad I did! I would lovea copy of your book-it looks so inspirational!!

Sharon Mathis said...

Love love love my new found past time....mixed media journaling. Would love to have a copy of your book so I can learn more ways to have fun!! Thanks for the opportunity to enter for a copy, really hoping you pick me!!!!

Sassy460@yahoo.com