Saturday, November 10, 2012

V and Co: it's my birthday giveaway

well it's my birthday.
last year i turned 36 this year i'm deciding that i'm turning 29.
and then next year.
29 again.
sound like a plan?
yeah i'm excited to turn 29 i feel like it's going to be a good year :) 29 is a good year.

actually 37 isn't so bad. i feel pretty great, and it isn't till i write down "3 years from 40." that i want to throw up. seriously?

okay i'm 29. 11 years from 40. that's better. :)

these last two weeks my mom's been here and we've been organizing and cleaning. and then organizing some more.
it's been nice to place all the scraps i have in color bins. it looks really pretty even if it's not as pretty as
amanda jean's fabric box's :)
but none the less it's nice to get things organized.

btw oh have you heard of this book? yeah it's pretty amazing. and pretty to look at.
Sunday Morning Quilts by Amanda Nyberg and Cheryl Arkison has been out for a little while but i have been saving this book for a special occasion to finally talk about it and give away a copy of it.
no wonder this book has been flying off of shelves! it's gorgeous and amanda and cheryl are amazing at what they do. 
taking pretty left over project scraps and compiling them and creating a gorgeous project all on its own.
i love amanda and cheryl's style. clean and colorful. 
and never wasting your scraps.

i have a signed copy to give to one lucky winner.
AND i'm going to include some of my simply color scraps to go with the book. 

and well for a limited time i'll also include a 37% discount on all of my PDF patterns. (only PDFs)
just include the code "BIRTHDAY" at the checkout and the discount will be given! (good through wednesday 11-14-12)

okay, now for a chance to win Sunday Morning Quilt's book and some of my scraps you need to:
1. first chance: leave me a comment and tell me what you do to turn back the aging clock. (i'm just asking for a friend, i swear.) (leave a contact email at the bottom of your comment)

2. second chance: visit amanda jean's blog leave her a hello comment and that you love her awesomeness  (leave me a second comment that you did, with a contact email)

3. third chance: visit cheryl's blog and leave her a hello comment and that you think she's got great calves (kidding just tell her you love her awesomeness too) (leave me a third comment saying you did so)

three chances. do one or all three your choice. :)

but please leave a contact email where you can be reached if you win.
 (you can type it out like vanessa(dot)christenson(at)gmail(dot)com if you like. :)
the winner will be announced on wednesday! 
:) okay have fun and happy birthday to me!


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Lyn said...

Happy Birthday! Turning back the about keeping it from advancing quite so fast? Smile, find time to do something that makes you happy, and remember that there are things to be grateful for. (This become more important as you get older and develop more aches and pains!)

hilary said...

Keep your soul smiling. Don't be around negativity. Always think of others first. That will feed your soul and keep you young. Park your car as far away as possible and safe. That keeps you healthy.

Gwendelynn said...

You don't look a day over 28! There is NO need to use a clock to turn back time! You are still rocking it!!

gmwlongshore at me dot com

Gwendelynn said...

I left Miss Amanda Jean a comment about how awesome she is!

gmwlongshore at me dot com

Gwendelynn said...

Miss Cheryl now knows how much I love her!!

gmwlongshore at me dot com

RCWfamily said...

Just go with it, no turning back now!

cwhelan at williamwoods dot edu

RCWfamily said...

Said Hi to Amanda Jean.

cwhelan at williamwoods dot edu

Abbybeth said...

Well I decided that this year would be my first annual 29th birthday! haha .... trying to figure out how to avoid reaching 30!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday ... just think, you're really 19 with 18 years experience! Still a teenager.



LeAnn said...

First of all, I think you're doing it all wrong. Claiming that you are 29 forever is going to be a big problem when you don't look 29. I turn back the aging clock by actually adding 10 years to my age. This way, when I'm looking pretty haggard at 40, people will think I'm 50 and say "You look awesome for a 50 year old!" he he

Happy birthday!!!

leannolsen at hotmail dot come

Diane said...

Kids are great for you to feel young. I became a mom at 40, am now 46 and have an almost 6 year old! We are the oldest parents in her Kindergarten class, but everytime I think about being old, I think 2 things. 1. My husband is 50! 2. I have more courage to try things now,...being young isn't all it's cracked up to be! Have fun with your 29th birthday (again!)

Flo B said...

Happy Birthday! Drink plenty of water, exercise and have a great attitude about life. I'm 64 and proud of it! Love your fabric and patterns!

cakegirl said...

Happy birthday! Don't even think about turning back the clock because life only gets better as you age.

cakegirl said...

I left a comment for Amanda Jean

cakegirl said...

I left a comment for Cheryl.

Anonymous said...

No turning back, no rewinding, no secret anti aging.....enjoy the ride and always check out the view! Happy 8th anniversary of your 29th birthday!

Rebekah B. said...

Think of all the great things you've already done in life... you deserve to be 37!!! It only gets better!

Rebekah B. said...

Left a comment on Cheryl's blog.

Rebekah B. said...

Left a comment on Amanda Jean's blog.

Ruth B said...

Don't know how to turn back the clock....but, may I suggest...never look DOWN into a mirror (gravity is not our friend). Also, as my father used to say "you may be older than you've ever been, but you're younger than you will ever be again". It is true every year.

Heather said...

I wish I knew tips for turning back the clock, I just turned 40 this year so I feel like I should be asking YOU haha! Happy 29th Birthday ;)

Heather said...

I left a comment on Amanda Jean's blog :)

Heather said...

And I left a comment on Cheryl's blog too :)

AKing said...

Happy Birthday! I've had this book on my wishlist for some time now, thanks for the chance to win! I wish I knew how to turn back the aging clock, my best advice? Drink lots of water!

audra j king (at) gmail (dot) com

Yan said...

Life gets better and better, honest! I'm 54, and I do not wish to turn back the clock.

Liz Mouse said...

Maybe I'm just lazy, but I don't bother to shower every day. I'm convinced the natural oils keep my skin younger and hair healthier :)

Amanda said...

Okay, so I really am only 29, but I'll be 30 next week so maybe the aging clock is just around the corner. My plan is to never go anywhere in yoga pants like they're real clothes. I'm yet to see anyone look younger in yoga pants.

Tracey said...

Turn back the we really want to?
"Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be"
Happy b-day!

Tracey said...

Amanda Jean is awesome!

Tracey said...

visited Cheryl's blog

Senna said...

After 30, I just started to "forget" how old I am each year:)

The LurkFam said...

I just turned 40 and feel AWESOME about it! But I do Zumba and it has transformed my life. I just told my husband last week that if you and I lived in the same town we would be friends. Same sense of humor. I like your designs too but really, you just crack me up :0)

Nicole @ Patchwork Duck Designs said...

Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway! My tip for anti-aging is sunblock EVERY DAY, rain or shine!

Kim G said...

My birthday is on the 10th also, but I turned 56!! I have a daughter that turned 37 on October 24th, every time she gets another year older, I feel really old!! When she turns 40 ACK!!! But in saying all that, I am just glad to always turn another year older, I feel good and just go with the flow of life. Not everything is the way I would like it, but it is just the way it is! I have a wonderful husband, three beautiful daughters, three great son-in-laws and six grandchildren, 3 boys, 3 girls.

Heather @ The Beating Hearth said...

Happy birthday! I just moisturize moisturize moisturize! Thanks for chance. heatherpmg at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

As someone who turned 50 (yes, that's 5-0, as in FIFTY) on her last birthday, I have no real sympathy for you!!!!!! I will tell you to use sunscreen on your lips (I am extremely careful to use SPF on my face, but I did get a tiny pre-cancerous growth near my lower lip because I wasn't using lip balm with SPF.) Keep sewing, stay active, and practice gratitude---that is my advice.


Anonymous said...

I just left a comment on crazy mom quilts complimenting Amanda on her knitted rug and those amazing storage boxes in her book.


Anonymous said...

I also left a comment on Cheryl's blog---is her new sewing room da' bomb or what?


Sarina said...

Happy Birthday! Hope it was fantastic! I'm almost 1 year exactly behind you. My birthday was yesterday and it kinda sucked- the only reason my family even remembered was because the relief society put a happy birthday sign in my yard! I love your blog and projects!

FlourishingPalms said...

"Turn back the clock?" Pah! I say, "Embrace the experience. You're as young as you feel!" Obviously, you're 29. I admit to 39, but you wouldn't be wrong if you guessed nearly 60. Now THAT'S a big number!

Looks like you had a grand time in Austin. So you didn't go to fall market?

Thanks for the chance to win!


FlourishingPalms said...

Hey, Amanda Jean has awesome stuff and I just told her so. (Please let us know how she finishes that sentence.)

FlourishingPalms said...

Just told Cheryl she's awesome too. My, what a stash she has, and her UFOs are even more amazing. Thanks again for the chance to win the book.

brand. said...

I'm actually excited to be old... I think that is what keeps me seeming younger than I actually am. Perks of aging... Senior discounts, retirement, socially acceptable crankiness, the list could go on and on.

I'd love to win, so that the 65 year old in my heart can do some quilting!

branje dot wwc at gmail dot com

Dogpawdesigns said...

Happy Birthday!!!

For my anti-aging I drink a glass of homemade juice from my juicer every morning! It gives you all the vitamins and minerals for the day (not made by the pharmacutical companies), energy for the day and a healthy dose of anti oxidants (which is the wrinkle's worst enemy!)

Abbey said...

You already look 29! You are the one who should be giving away your antiaging secrets! Happy Birthday! And thanks for a chance to win!


DKB said...

Don't smoke, use sunscreen and I hear retinoids are good

Marta said...

Happy Birthday!
Keep doing the things you love!

Bearpawquilter said...

I call it "plenty-nine". Works no matter what decade you find yourself living in. Happy belated birthday. N

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