Thursday, October 22, 2009

It's All About Me!

Welcome to my contribution to the
It's All About Me Swap
hosted by Natasha Burns

I've been admiring the many
different banners throughout blogland,
and with each passing Holiday,
I've wished that I had one of my own ...

Thanks to Natasha's Swap,
I was able to find the courage
to make one for myself ...

I decided to go small, so I made this
Mini Halloween Banner using playing cards ...

Scrapbook paper ...
assorted ribbons ...
M.S. stickers 'n glitter ...

I cut circles from the tan tissue
paper of a Vintage dress pattern
& glued them beneath the stickers ...
some Hallween bling finished things off ...

It was really easy-peasy
and I love the end result!

How does a little Give~Away sound?
Good?
How about two little Give~Aways?
Ahhh... even better!
This past Summer I was involved
in a Pay-It-Forward exchange ...
I'm going to wander off of the path and
do things a bit different than most of the
PIF's that are going around blogland ...
I thought that doing a Give~Away during
Natasha's Swap would be a fun way
to pass some kindness along ...


They're pretty much the same ...
Some New ... Some Vintage/Thrift ...
Both have pages from old books ...
1899 Reader ~ 1916 Shorthand
Jelly Belly Cotton Candy Lip Gloss
Wooden Clothespin
Vintage Playing Cards
assorted M.E. Stickers
Bath & Body Works Shower Gel
The Witch Give~Away has a
thrifted jumping-jack witch ...
she's wood and I think she needs
some glitter and embellishments ...
there's a thrifted glass coaster, too ...
The Cherry Give~Away has a
thrifted wood sign w/cute cherries ...
there's also a pair of thrifted
clip-on earrings with a cluster of
seed pearls and a large teardrop pearl ...

All you need to do to enter is
leave a comment on this post ...
please let me know which one
you'd like to win ... and, of course,
make sure that there's a way for
me to contact you when you win!!
I will draw the winning names
on Fri., Oct. 23
and want to mail the packages
out on Sat., Oct. 24
Also, I've recently added the
"Follow Me" feature on my blog,
and I'd love to have you join me
on my sentimental journey ...

Be sure to stop by Natasha's and
follow the links there to see the
other participating swappers!
Thanks so much for visiting ...

God bless ...

Until another time ... Pearl

31 comments:

Natasha Burns said...

I love your banner, it's so cute! You did a fabulous job! and thanks so much for running not only one but two giveaways! You're SO kind to do that!! So glad you joined in!

Lori said...

your banner turned out so cute!!! your giveaways are wonderful, i like them both:)

Valeree said...

Your banner is adorable, especially that cute little pumpkin. Great job! That's so nice of you to have a giveaway too!!! I'd be thrilled to win either of your cute little gifts.

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

OH Pearl, your banner is just darling!! I love it, you did an amazing job!!

And, I love both giveaways!! So cute, you are so generous to do that! Please stop by and enter mine also, if you would like.
Love ya sweets,
Amy
PS, my word verification is amyxyl. How funny is that, lol!

KarenHarveyCox said...

What an adorable banner. Your giveaway is so generous. I love how your banner turned out.
Karen

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

PEARL! You joined the party! So good to see you and how cute is your banner!? You really have a way with paper and patterns!

I'd love to be entered for the cherry give away!

So glad you added the follow feature! ♥

Connie said...

Darling! And I love the colors too.
xoxo,
Connie

Jeanne said...

Such a cute Halloween banner Pearl - love it!
xo
jeanne

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Great job on your banner! Good for you for jumping in and making one. I'm sure the whole family is enjoying it. Your giveaway looks mighty inticing too. I am having a hard time deciding which I'd choose. I think I'm leaning towards the cherry one. Hope you enjoy your day! Twyla

Fete et Fleur said...

This is the sweetest Halloween banner! It's been lovely visiting all you wonderful ladies and your creations. Thanks for the inspiration.

Nancy

Cola's Cottage said...

Your banner is precious! I have been thinking of doing some for some time too : ) Thanks for sharing and inspiring me to do one someday too!

Hugs ~ Nichole

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Completely adorable place and creations! Blessings.

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Your banner looks great....sooo cute!

I'd be happy w/ either give-away...they're both packed full of goodies!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Pearl,
I'm follower 23...I wanted to be first!! Guess I should stay home more and be on the computer LOL
LOVE your mini banner!!!
How fun to have a giveaway and either one is great to win.
Warmly,
Deb :)

Priscila said...

Hi Pearl, your banner is FAB!!! love how it turned out!!! Looks so vintage and sweet! I have missed you! Come see my new blog and shop!!
littlemissheirlooms.blogspot.com

xo
Priscila

Lori said...

Pearl, i am back:) thank you SO much for the very nice comment that you left for me...that was really sweet!!!

LiLi M. said...

Your banner is sooo cute! And not one but two give aways, how about it's all about me huh?
Nice to meet you! Hope you have a lovely day,meeting all participants of this fun challenge!

Marina Capano said...

Wow! I love it!
I love your banner, it's so cute!

xoxo

Gerry said...

Pearl, I've been thinking about a banner as well. I've seen all kinds and while I am not a crafter bur rather a quilter, knitter, corcheter and cloth art doll maker I want a banner. Perhaps I'd better give some priority to making myself one. Love your Halloween theme.
Speaking of Halloween - I've taken a liking to your jumpin'-jack witch and IF SHE CAME TO MY HOUSE [fingers crossed] she just might be the feature piece for MY NEW BANNER
So happy Natasha's has provided a great way to introduce everyone to everyone's blogs.

Gerry said...

I've just become one of your FOLLOWERS

Sue said...

What a great banner! Halloween is such fun, don't you agree. By the way - love the ferrets in costumes!!!

Sue E.

Pearl Maple said...

Looks like you are having fun with the holiday themes and cute creations.

Marie Antionette said...

Happy Holloween Pearly Poo and her ferrets too!!! I think your banner just the cutest.I love the gems.They set it off.I never thought of using playing cards.Great idea.I hope all is well in ferret land.God bless you Hon.XXOO Marie Antionette

Sandy Michelle said...

Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog! I love your mini Halloween banner! I would love to be included in your draw :) I see that you have a Ferret? I had one too and he was the BEST pet I ever had!

Hugs!
Sandy

Dogwood said...

Love your Halloween banner. So cute and creative. I had so much fun making Halloween cards this year and looks like you had lots of fun with your banner. Love your blog.

Jorgelina said...

Hi!!
What an adorable banner.
Your giveaway is so generous.
Hugs

The Rose Room said...

You know I think that is the nicest Halloween banner I have seen.... it captures Halloween and is cute at the same time!!!! Rachael:)

sweetscarlett said...

I love your banner! A mini banner is a good way to begin but now that you know you can do it, go for it and make a full sized one! Yours is awesome!
Cheers,
Maggie

SharDon Exclusives said...

How sweet of you to stop by and leave a comment on my post about Natashas giveaway challenge!!! Your banner is so adorable. I must go now and check out the rest of your posts. It is nice meeting you and stop by anytime.
Sharon
p..s I love the name of your blog. It sounds so welcoming and comfy on this cold, rainy night in Georgia

MiniMadWoman said...

Pearl, your banner is just lovely and very festive! Nice job!

Oh, I'm just loving all the ferret stuff on your blog . . . I wanted a ferret at one time, but hubby said no! Now we've got parrots and a ferret wouldn't be a good idea! LOL!

And, wow! I love tootsie rolls! My veterinary clinic always has them in a bowl on the counter and I must say (rather sheepishly) that I fill up every time I go! LOL! I love your Tootsie Roll button . . . way cool!

Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog and leaving your kind comments! Sorry I missed your give-away, but it looks lovely and the winners will be very pleased!

Blessings,
Teresa

goldenbird said...

Your banner turned out so cute! What a great idea to create it using playing cards. Your blog is beautiful, glad I found you!