Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Happy August. Time For A New GIVEAWAY!


You Are Not Going To Believe This One

All I can say is, lucky you! You are going swoon over the loot you can win in this giveaway.  Probably wouldn't be right for me to enter my own giveaway, huh? But if I could, I would. Are you sitting down?

Without further ado.............


Can I get an h to the e to the double l yeah? Holy guacamole. Someone is gonna hit the payload.


Now, you do have to do a few things to enter, but really- it's a no brainer. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Wishing you the best of luck! Now onto the Mercantile Muse Photo Challenge.

Photo Challenge Day 3: Self Portrait

Honestly, I apologize to those participating in the Mercantile Muse Photo Challenge (anyone can join in) for this one. Ugh.  You all look quite lovely, but personally I must have taken at least a gazillion shots and didn't like any. Go figure.

Does Emma have to be so darn cute?

via Emma, mybojulife

Cute. Cute. Cute.

Here's the craft queen herself.....Traci, watching herself become the first loser on Craft Wars. She's killing me. In a good way, of course.



Oh yeah, this girl knows how to style a dust mask and paint.  Traci's usual 'uniform'.



By the way, could her teeth be anymore perfect? Just sayin'.

The lovely and talented Ms. Cari-Jane Hakes, embodying the classic beauty of Audrey Hepburn.


I have never looked this good with a headscarf on in my life. I'm gonna have to work on that.

I'll let you all in on a little secret. Bonnie is not nearly this serious. Then again, maybe I don't need to say that since she captured this cool shot in the loo.

via Bonnie, {PaperKeeper}

How did you do this never ending repeat photo? Off the bathroom mirror? Very good.

Um. Rock star material. Yup, it's Ashley.

via Ashely, Papyrusaurus

Lastly, moi.




One more of me in the pool in all my glory, or not. Just because I talk about the pool so much. Missy Franklin I am not. 



Thanks to all of these brave women for putting themselves out there. Hopefully the next challenge, dark of night, will be a little easier to capture. Get your submissions to me by end of day Thursday (there is a nice new little email button in the sidebar at right), so I have time to prep the post for Friday. If you're not playing along, you should.

Super long post with the Giveaway and the Challenge. It's all good though. Thanks for sticking with me to the end. Don't forget to enter the giveaway!

Ciao for now,






93 comments:

  1. I love, love, LOVE all the self-portraits! So much fun. I'm really looking forward to the next challenge. Camera is all ready for nightfall!

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    1. Ashley, I think we should all get a bottle of champagne just for participating in that one. So fun to see what everyone looks like though.

      Can't wait to see your next submission.

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  2. Hello lady!!!!! Please pick me pick me!! =) I'm like a kid in a candy store right now =) I am drooling over some prints in your shop and the ship print from Bleu Oiseau, I have totally fallen in love with that print!! Good luck to everyone and I'm wishing you the most lovely of weeks sweetness! Xo, Ashley

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    1. girl, don't even talk to me about that ship print. it's fantabulous. i think it's even how i initially connected with Ashleigh from BleuOiseau....included it in a treasury i think. LOVE LOVE LOVE it.

      hope you have a great weekend too and may the force be with you- on the giveaway front that is.

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  3. Love the new look up above! What an awesome giveaway! I am going to win this time. Right? :)

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    1. Oh, and I can't believe I missed another photo. Not that I would have shown my whole face anyway, but it would have been fun to be creative. LOL!

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  4. Amazing giveaway! I hope I win :)

    Love all the self portraits! I want to join the photo challenge, but keep slacking! Maybe one of these days I'll get my act together and join up.

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    1. Oh, and I found out about the giveaway because I follow you and saw the post in my reader :)

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  5. Thanks for the opportunity to win all those fabulous prizes! Wow! Your new header looks great, too!

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    1. but of course my dear. every bat traumatized woman need to have a chance to win prizes. thanks S!!

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  6. Just tell Ashley, now, to let her down easy, that you are picking me! :) Great photos of everyone...it's fun to see different interpretations of the self portrait challenge. And it's a challenge! And yes, I was in the loo!! Too funny. Awesome possum - you rock girl!

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    1. um, i think you just told her.

      awesome possum? LOVE it.

      you cheeky chicken.

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  7. Just wanted to say all those self portraits are wonderful! :)

    What a fantastic giveaway! Over 400 entries thus far?!....as someone who has never won a giveaway, I tend to not sign up for them anymore. BUT, it sure was nice to browse the shops of those sellers that are part of the giveaway! I love finding new and interesting shops Etsy :)

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    1. Hello ugly barn farm!! love that name and you're avatar. oh, the self portraits. i don't think that one was an easy one for anyone. I'm so glad you had a look around the sponsor shops....what a great assortment of stuff.

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    1. thanking you....so nice to see. hope all is well!

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  9. haha, LOVE all the portraits. So fun! P.S. I TOTALLY want to win this!!!

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    1. LOVE? mine makes me squirm.

      this giveaway is ridonculous.

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  10. Wow, this is quite the giveaway! Excited for the chance to win all of these awesome items :) Thanks and I love the self-portaits ladies!

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    1. isn't it? oh man there is stuff i really want.........but i'll be a good host and step aside for you all. ;) isn't fun getting to see pics of the ladies? so cool. i am glad, for that reason alone, that i included it in the challenge. while taking the self portraits, not so much.

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  11. ....better late than never....got some (old and new) pics together for the challenge.

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    1. always better late than never. i mean, it's not like you don't have your hands full. send me whatever you've got!

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  12. found it on FB posted by https://www.facebook.com/starlightwoods

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    1. Hey Tammy, so glad you happened by via Lisa....isnt' her stuff AWEsome????

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  13. Chevron Clothespin Magnets

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  14. I'm following your facebook that's how i found it

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    1. Yay! so glad we connected here too Kamila.

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  15. Thanks for messaging me about your great blog, lots of great stuff here! And the best giveaway I've seen on a blog in a long while :)

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    1. so happy to connect with someone in the 'neighborhood'. LOVE your mobiles. They're wonderful! I'd love it if you could share a link to the giveaway if you can. The more the merrier, right? Thanks for being here AnnMarie.

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    1. Happy pinning :) the question is, can you stop yourself? once you start, it's hard to stop. so glad you found Mercantile Muse Joanna.

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  17. I found out about this on etsygiveways! What a great giveaway!

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    1. how wonderful....so glad Lu posted it for me! so nice to meet you Heather.

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    1. Hi Lauren, so glad you found your way here. Just found your link on facebook to the craft blog with interview with the etsy aussie gals. fabulous!

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  19. found out about this on etsygiveways! love so much this giveaway! :D


    hana_clay@yahoo.com

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    1. it's good,right?

      oh boy do i want that stuff....but i'll be good and let one of you guys win. that's what it's all about...well, that's what i keep telling myself. ;)

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  20. I found it through Etsy Giveaways Blog

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    1. and I'm so glad you did. hope you stay and look around. some great people hanging out here. always something good going on.

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  21. I found this giveaway on etsy giveaway blog

    marymichelotti@gmail.com

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    1. so cool that you and others made your way here via other blogs. yay!

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  22. I stalk Paper Keeper on FB. Kidding. We are fb buddies.

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    1. uh oh, i'm telling bonnie. then again, she's probably noticed already. glad you found me through your stalking.

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  23. Is this international?! :)) I soo want to win this! :(

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    1. Hi Jasmine, good news...it is. Best of luck! Glad you're here.

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  24. Just surfing and came across it and subscribed to e-mail.

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    1. hiya pops! surfed all the way to stratham, nh.....long trip. So glad you found Mercantile Muse. OK, I to know....is that your pooch with the lambikins? too cute.

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  25. Hi! I love this giveaway. It's a great price, i love all the things you offer.
    You do a amazing work.
    Have Fun e good luck for all!

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    1. Hi Susana.....such lovely things to win! thanks for the kind words- but I did'nt make all that stuff myself- though the top left illustration is mine :) i've such lovely sponsors! happy you found the muse. Pam

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  26. I found you through Etsy Giveaways
    Angie

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    1. How wonderful Angie! so glad you found the Muse and this fabulous giveaway. Pam

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  27. I found out about your give away because I follow your blog!

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    1. Hey neighbor, it's a good one, right? such great stuff to win. love my sponsors!

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    1. thanks for making Gar's day! you can also find them locally at Backyard Birds and Garden Frills on Rte 1 in York and Rolling Green Nursery in Greenland.

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    1. etsy giveaways rocks! so happy you found your way here Samantha

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  30. I found about this giveaway on Etsy Giveaways - thanks for your generosity!
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. thank YOU for coming over to Mercantile Muse....aren't my sponsors something else? serious loot!

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  32. Found this amazing giveaway via etsygiveaways blog!

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    1. Hi Brandy....welcome to Mercantile Muse! So glad you're here. yup, it's a ridiculous giveaway. my sponsors are the best!

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  33. I found the giveaway from the Mercantile newsletter. What an eclectic group of artists you have put together. Outstanding art.

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    1. how wonderful. thanks so much for following via email. great variety, right?

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  34. I found your giveaway from the Etsy Giveaways blog. Thanks for offering such fun prizes from so many different creatives!

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    1. Hi Susan,I'm so glad you found the Muse. And my goodness, etsy giveaways has sent lots of people this way. Such a fun way to connect.

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  35. Etsy Giveaways is how I found you too :)

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    1. Yay! so glad you found Mercantile Musethrouhg EG!

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  36. thanks for sharing.

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    1. happy your found your way here for the giveaway

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  37. Thanks for sharing the giveaway! Awesome items!

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    1. Hi Rhonda, I'm so happy your found your way to the giveaway! best of luck to you my friend.

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    1. hi Joana, so glad you found the giveaway....great stuff to win :)

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  39. All of the portraits are great, but I can relate most to the one with paint on the hands! Thanks for sponsoring this giveaway. How very awesome!

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    1. wendy, it's been a real fun photo challenge. though the self portrait was not easy. our own worst critics,right? my sponsors have the BEST stuff!

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  40. Oh, yes. I'm swooning!

    Thought you'ld like to know...the link in the rafflecopter for Visit Bleu Oiseau Photography doesn't work (though the link in the post does).


    And the rafflecopter for Visit Lee's Whimsy lacks instructions (just has a text box, that's all. I assumed you wanted a favorite item, like the others...but if I had gone there first might have just put my e-mail or said "Yes, I did"...so if you're getting some strange responses to that one that might be why. :-)

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    1. Easy does it Gale, we don't want you to faint or anything :) THANKS SO MUCH for heads up on the off link. It's fixed. Dang if I don't hate that. Wish I'd known sooner. Isn't Ashleigh's shop awesome? And yes to favorite item for lee's ....fixed that too. Thanks again.

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  41. PS: Found out about this giveaway on Etsy Giveaways.

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  42. Quite excited for this gem! Thanks for the opportunity!

    Lauren Elizabeth

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    1. Lauren, I'm so glad you found your way here! it's a dandy, isn't it?

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  43. Hello!
    I found u through Etsy giveaway! So glad I did :D

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    1. Hi Sophie....I'm so glad you did too. Many thanks to etsy giveaways!

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  44. I found u through Etsy giveaway!!!!!

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    1. Etsy giveaways rocks!!! so kind to direct you this way. keep your eyes open...pulling september giveaway together now.

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  45. What an awesome giveaway! I'm also looking forward to being a new follower =)

    I found you through Etsy Giveaways also ;)

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    1. Hi Torrie, just can't say enough wonderful things for leading all of you here to the Muse. Fantastic. Heads up on the next giveaway which will be starting in a few days.

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  46. I found this giveaway on etsygiveaways.com

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    1. yay for finding the muse! another giveaway will be starting soon...sorry I missed your comment until now Shelley

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  47. I am bummed I missed this giveaway!:(

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    1. beth in canada isn't - LOL! because she's the happy winner!

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