Nov 6, 2010

Sweet November: a sweet giveaway



and what could be sweeter than putting together your very own Fall inspired art journal! I've created the prettiest of vintage kits, and it includes just about everything you need to create your own book!!





This kit includes:

a vintage book with 10 sewn pages
an envelope of gathered tags, leaves, and handmade sewn journal cards
a vintage flash & bingo card
a shipping tag full of vintage trims and handmade flowers.
2 handmade tags and a vintage fabric garland
1 sheet of handmade Autumn paper stickers
and so much more!



Hope you've enjoyed our week of Fall Inspired posts!! In case you missed a post, here is the official list:

Autumn Journal
Autumn Yo-Yo Wreathe
Place Settings
Pumpkin Butter recipe
Pumpkin Spice Granola recipe
Jessica's Fall Playlist
Jessica's Hullo Fall
Tara's Welcome to Autumn

To enter this Sweet November giveaway, I would love to know what type of tutorials you would like to see. - Easy enough right! I'll be choosing a name on Tuesday afternoon. Pop into Jessica's blog on Monday for another Sweet November giveaway! Thanks so much for joining us this week!! xo ~ Tara

72 comments:

Julie said...

OMGSH!! I can only dream!!! I would love all those treats for a fall journal. I don't know if its bad luck to be the first post but I'm going to keep my fingers crossed. My tutorial pick would be a lesson on layering. You have really master this technic Tara and would love to know your process. Julie

Lea said...

I adore your creations Tara, just so beautiful. I would love to know more about how you pull things together, your creative process if you like. Do you have a plan, a vision or do you just start layering. I would love to learn about anything you have to offer really. Thanks for a wonderful week of inspiration.

Avital said...

I would also love to see a 101 on layering as well as on pattern mixing (how to make interesting combinations of pattern and color).

jek-a-go-go said...

you used some of my favorite colors1 that's not fair, i can't play! LOVELY!

Cassie said...

Gorgeous!!!!!
I would love to see more altered everyday items and small gifts for teachers or to have on hand for unexpected guests.

Duś said...

OMG!!! great kit! I would like to see next part art journal, possible subject to art journal ;)

Marolle said...

OMG i love this! if I dont win this I need to make a kit for myself :)

I would love to see how you make your stuff, the tags, the small embellishments and so on :)

Alicia said...

So lovely!

I would love to see a tutorial for the fabric flower beaded bracelet you made awhile ago.

I would also love for some autumn kits to possibly make a showing in your etsy store..... hint hint! haha

Brenda Weaver said...

Oh wow! This is so awesome!! I love all the goodies you've included here! Fabulous!

GEL-Oh said...

I would like to see the process of adding each item onto your base.

marcy said...

Okay... I would love to purchase this kit!!! ;) Lovely.
I'd love tutorials on layering and assembling... or even a whole mini book class!

jill marie barrett said...

i would love to watch you pull out items that you use to put together an album!
jill b

Anonymous said...

How about a video showing how you put all these layers together to make a journal. I love all the different size pages and various items you put together. Mine never look right together. Would love to win this.

Kathy R

gssfam said...

LOVE the giveaway! I am finding my style slightly changing more vintage...love! I would like to a tutorial on layering also! I would enjoy seeing more every day items that are altered....:D

Danielle said...

I would for you to show us a tutorial of how you add or make those great title pictures you have....like the black border around the picture - for the "sweet november" title pic :) I LOVE those!!!!

phinner said...

ooh, not necessarily a tutorial, but a peek into your process, how you come up with your ideas. and more details on the supplies you use (mfgs, etc...)

thanks!!! cool giveaway!

: .)

Christina C. said...

this book is so incredibly lovely and inspiring. I'd love to see a step by step of how you come up with your color palettes. Are you inspired by the products? The photos? Do tell.
;)
Thanks for the opportunity.

Didee said...

I love, love, love your kits, the details you add make all the difference! I would so love to win this fall/autumn journal, the colors are stunning and so warming.

I would love to see a video or two on how you pull together all the bits and bobs for one of your projects. (for instance do you just start pulling items out of your stash or do you gather inspiration first)
Other tutorials such as sewing techniques you use (settings, sewing foots, needles) in your layering; what is your process on gathering inspiration for a particular project; choosing color palettes; taking photos of your projects; your layering process and bringing it all together.

Thanks for the chance to win this stunning journal kit oxo

Keshet said...

Amazing giveaway! I adore this!

delliechan said...

What a gorgeous kit! I love the colours and textures!
I'd really like to see how you put your kits and mini books together :)

Jessica at Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

Oooooh! *Raising hand furiously in the air* Me!! Pick me! ;)
I've noticed a few others have said they would love to see how you put your books together. I would, too. How do you know what will look good together?
This is a mighty generous giveaway, and I would LOVE to win.

Rachel Kulak said...

Thanks Tara! I would love to learn more about the art journal process in general. Like how it differs from mini albums and journaling topics.

Ann said...

Absolutely beautiful kit! I would love a tutorial on how you pull your kits together, is it more handmade or vintage? If your pieces are handmade, let's get a tutorial on how it's made! Stunning!

Digital Misfit said...

Beautiful kit!
I am with the crowd - art journal tutes, especially with layering and found objects. I love collecting little bits of vintage ephemera and other odds and ends, but I never know how to incorporate the goodies into my art journal.

heidig@gmail.com

maggie holmes said...

I'm dying for this!!! I love the things you put together! It's just so pretty!!
I would love a peek into your styling and set up process for your pictures of objects! (things like the pictures of this kit) I think you do a beautiful job at that and I would love to see how you go about setting it all up etc. You are talented my friend!!

Ruthy T. said...

Wow....I would love a tutorial on how you put the layers together! Love your blog!

Erin said...

Oh Tara you are so talented. I have enjoyed this week so much, I am so inspired. I would love to see what your creative space looks like as well as any winter, christmas crafting ideas/projects. I am also intrigued as to how you layer like you do! Ah so much yummy goodness, I could stare for hours! Thank you for sharing.
Erin
PS What kind of sewing machine do you have? I had to retire my grandmas vintage Singer, she just can't handle it anymore. Any suggestions, there are so many options out there :)

amandajane said...

Even though it is almost summer here, I am so inspired by your blog posts this last week. Like most others I would love to learn the process you go through to get all the perfect layers to your pieces, and your thoughts on color and how you come up with such beautiful color combos. Thanks for the opportunity to win this beautiful kit.

Bonnie said...

oh wow, that would be amazing! There are so many things I would love to see how you do, but I think a step by step on how you piece together a journal and also the little embellies you make with all the layering! They are gorgeous!

PinkPug,INK. said...

I would LOVE to win this!! Thanks for the chance..as for what kind of tutorial I'd like to see, maybe something sewing based? I'm not too good at that so would love any tips you have to offer!

Paperklip said...

So lovely to have found your blog. I would love to see a Christmas tutorial, prehaps a hand-made table setting? Thank you!

Clair said...

What wouldn't I want to learn from you? Your projects are always so inspiring and your use of colour is particularly inspired. I'd love to see some Christmas gift inspiration over the next month or so, but like the other comments - tips on styling your photos or a peek into your process would be wonderful! :)

ichsehewasdasdunichtsiehst said...

dear Tara
it's such an amazing kit (as all you creations)!
I'd really like your style taking photos and so I'd like to read something about how you compose your photos, which details and angles you chose, colour processing aaaand so on :D
have a good & colourful weekend

Kim R said...

Tara, what a beautiful art journal! I would love a tutorial on how you put items together for your journals. Thank you!!

maggie. said...

Lovely journal! I would love to see your creative process when making a journal!

Viv said...

This give a way is GORGEOUS!!!! I`m so in love with your style and I would love to learn more about how to layer :)

Thanks for all the inspiration, love Viv

Jen said...

I love that journal!! I would like to see more art journals or mini books- I love making those!

Michele H. said...

beautiful journal tara. loved following along this week;)

how about a video tutorial on how you make your minibooks and photograph your projects. they are simply amazing!

Enthia said...

Oh!! I just fall in love...


Tara I love your projects. Give us more from your artjournal!

Hugs xoxoxo

Amy said...

Tara-your projects all this week have been absolutely stunning! The colors and textures are incredible, and are exactly how I imagine the fall season should be! To win a giveaway from you would be heaven! :D I always drool over the journals you have in your etsy shop, and one of these days (when I have some money! LOL!), I am going to get one! :D

A tutorial I would like to see is how you put together all your little journal books. How you break down the books for the journals bound by rings, and also how you put together your sewn-together books. (I hope that made sense :P) I always love looking at the pictures of these, and would love to know how you get them together! Thanks so much!

So happy you are back and doing well! Take care!

Anna said...

OMG, I would totally LOVE to win this adorable kit!
I don't know how to choose one tutorial, I would love to learn everything! *LOL* How you put your minis and art journals and kits together, how you do your layering, how you use your sewing machine, how you make your sticker embellies and paper garlands etc. etc.
You rock!

lilie scrap said...

beautiful, I like vintage project!

Maneet said...

OOoooooOOO...what lovliness! I agreee with the tutorials on layering, and page layouts...but I would love to see tutorials on making some perfect lovely handmade Christmas gifts..I would love to try and make some handmade soap or bath fizz...hhmmm...

simplysewhappy said...

This is a very lovely little autumn journal. Love your styling, photography and yummy bits of goodness.

Thanks for the opportunity for a sweet little giveaway.

Marita
Santa Barbara, CA

Diane B. said...

what a beautiful autumn book! as far as tutorials go i'd love to see something on layering bits and pieces and/or a tutorial on sewing over layers (without getting the needle stuck! :-P)

AnastasiaC said...

gorgeous!! id love a chance to win - i just love to see your layering techniques and more papercraft - so beautifu1!

Christina said...

I still think you should do video tutorials ... ;)

Knowing your objection to videos, lol, my second vote would be for hearing how you decide to assemble your kits. I find it useful to preassemble items when I'm plotting a project, so creating my own kits has been helpful, esp. for on-the-go creativity. But your kits are gorgeous; how do you do it?

Michelle Wooderson said...

Oh. My. I would LOVE to win this Fall book. I was hoping to purchase one from your Etsy shop. Hint Hint. I would love to see how you put together your little mini books and wonderfully layered tags. You are sooo very talented. Love all your stuff.

iMotylek said...

Tara, please, give me a tutorial on how to be a full time mom of two and find a time for scrapping!!! I know you have two cute kids as well so I am sure you have a secret on how to pull this all together. I am also a homeschooling mom so I get just a bit extra work coming from the classroom. Your work is so special and I love looking at it and get inspired :-)

Manis said...

Lovely work Tara.
Love all your creativity and i would love to see a video tutorial of all your work, especially the layering. You have pretty gorgeous color combinations i must say, which i adore each time i saw the pictures you post. Thank you for sharing your ideas with us :))

Marije said...

I know this is not the kind of reply you are looking for but I would love to see a VIDEO tutorial! That would be so cute! I don't care what you would make in it, I love everything you make :)

x M

Helen said...

Tara.. what beautiful work! Love all the inspiration you give! Thanks so much! I love your butterflies and wondered if you made them, and if so... how??? Stunning!!!!!!

Eva (Fister) said...

Love your album and what a great giveaway. I would love to se how you build your pages step by step. And I allway enjoy a tutorial on a minialbum.

amy said...

Beautiful! Beautiful! Everything you make - anything christmas would be lovely. perhaps some type of ornaments or something you could hang inside the house... really anything would be lovely!

maryboys said...

soooo beautiful...please add my name to the giveaway:) as for a tutorial - i would definitely choose one on compiling a journal like this, ie: how to put it all together and make it work! thanks for the chance to win.

mary

Sara*P said...

Hi Tara! I can't even imagine the bliss that would be opening the package containing all of those amazing things!! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

I would be grateful to learn some different book binding techniques.

xoxo Sara

alissa imre geis said...

I liked the place cards post the best.

emily said...

Would love to see a tutorial on how you layer your pieces. Love your work...

Sara Garza said...

I would love to see a tutorial on creating a small altered canvas, or a series of altered canvases. With your eye for lovely layers and words, your project would be amazing. I already have a small space on my office wall picked out for hanging my piece of art. Thank you for the chance to win such a lovely bunch of delightful goodies!

Wendy said...

oh my gosh that is outstanding...to be honest i am not fussed what tutorials you do! they are going to be gorgeous no matter what!

Amy said...

Oh my Tara! What a generous and gorgeous giveaway girl! You are going to make some lucky lady's day with this album!!
I'm torn with this one because all of your tutorials are so full of inspiration! I have already put together a couple of your vintage hankie albums for some gifts and am giddy because I just came across another vintage hankie this weekend in a box and can't wait to get started on that one!
But I am going to vote for more food tutorials! In the past I have pulled some of your recipes off of flicker, like your homemade chicken noodle soup...it is one of my family's faves! And my little girl and I have been living off your honeydew smoothies all summer and fall!! And your granola...oh my! We baked up 2 batches and packaged them up "oh so cute" to take to the church bake sale this past weekend. You never disappoint!! Thank you for sharing your beauty, inspiration, and recipes!!
I'm keeping my fingers & toes crossed! :) Have a lovely day, the sun is shining bright here today!!
Amy G.

Lizzy said...

Hi Tara:
Just found your blog, what awesome things you have. I love fall, the changing colors of the leaves, cranberry smell in the air. Mother Nature going to rest.

Lizzy

Micayla said...

OH MY GOSH.....that is the most adorable kit ever. My fingers are sooooo crossed!
As for tutorials....anything really you rock girl!!

Jen said...

Your creativity boggles my mind!
I'd love to read about your process, what inspires you, how you find or come up with your pieces, and what represents you.

As for tutorials....anything would please me. I'm at a beginner/novice level, so I love to sew aprons, unique tea towels, tunics. Anything fairly easy.

I like things to last through the years.

alisa logue said...

I love your work Tara! I would love to see a step by step tutorial of one of your layouts demonstrating how each layer is applied. Love all the goodies! Hope I win! : ) -Alisa

Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys) said...

Wow wow wow, what a sweet giveaway!

I love tutorials which have nice photos of at least the main or difficult steps. I am looking through your tutorials and loving them all.

I like home decor ideas as well as gift or teacher appreciation tutorials too, now that I have school-aged children. I also like that your tutorials are simple enough for children to help out with some of the steps. :)

Hope that helps!

Nicole Austin said...

absolutely gorgeous journal kit! i love your style, your colors, everything! i would love to see a tutorial on how you go about putting stuff on a page (design, i guess?). i would love to see your process.

thanks,
nicole

Natalie Elphinstone said...

I'd really love to have a tutorial from you on how you select your products, how you layer them all together, and how you work your colours. They always seem so perfect! I love your mini's and your scrapbook pages. More. More!!! More :-)

Marie aka bettiescrapbook said...

Hmmm tutorial on sewing and layers and anything your little heart dreams up! :)

Juel said...

Well as a new reader I am going to be happy with anything!

Jennifer Land said...

I would love to see how you do everything you do. It's all just fantastic!

pattiwest said...

This vintage notebook bundle is brilliant!! Unique & wonderful!