Saturday, May 9, 2009

My First Blog Giveaway!

I have been blogging for a few weeks now and love it!
So to celebrate my new blog I am having a giveaway. The prize is a Goudie-Do. What is a Gourdie-Do? It basically is a small gourd make-do that stands about 8" tall. The five little guys below are what they look like.
The person who wins will decide what kind of Goudie-Do they would like.

To enter the giveaway do one or all of the following. For each one you do I will add your name to the hat, which could be a total of four times.

1)Add a comment to this post along with your email address.
2)Add your name to my mailing list, which is located on the top right hand side of my blog. If you are already on my mailing list say so and I will add your name.
3)Add yourself as a follower of my blog. If you are a follower already I will add your name.
4)Comment on this post that you mentioned this giveaway on your blog with a link to my blog.

That's easy enough! The drawing will be May 17th.

Stage one of a Gourdie-Do.
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69 comments:

Tumbleweed Trails said...

Wow Linda what a great opportunity to design a Gourdie-Do! You know how much I love your art and I'd love a tiny Gourdie-Do. I am always on the hunt for smaller/miniature works of art, as small is what I love the most. Thanks for this great chance. I've been online waiting for the PFATT M. update tonight.

Hugs,
Jody

Tumbleweed Trails said...

I am a follower/subscriber, always with a Happy Dance.

Jody

Tumbleweed Trails said...

I subscribe to your email. I'll get a post up on my blog after Mother's Day and be back to let you know.

Jody

Light and Shadow Studio said...

LOL..love the Gourdie-do name. Are you sure it's not referring to your hairstyle? Great idea for a giveaway, I'll keep my fingers crossed.

Nancy said...

Hi Linda...

What a neat idea! I would love a work of your art. All of your pieces are so wonderful.

Hugs, Nancy

Gollywobbles said...

Love your work! Have for some time now....I would love a chance for your give-a-way! What fun! Sam Johnson ~ gollywobbles@yahoo.com

my little annies said...

Hi Linda!!! I love the work you do!! I am a follower and on your mailing list so count me in!! thansk
Brenda

Kathy Hunka said...

Ooooooo sign me up Linder!! I love your work girl!
Kathy

Anonymous said...

Linda-Sometimes it just kills me to see your work of the past because I see all the pieces I would have loved to have had and missed out on! I have all your work lined up together on top of an old kitchen cabinet and it never ceases to bring a smile to my face as I pass thru from the kitchen to the hall.
Please put me in as being a follower of your blog and being on your email list too!
I am glad you posted a pic of yourself, now I can put a lovely face with these wonderous works of art.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Paulette in Jeffersonville, Indiana

Fuzzy Brush said...

Well I sure would love to own a Gourdie-Do! I will go right back to my site and post this generous offer of your. Then I'll come back and let you know...ok? I already follow you and have said before how much I love your work so I'm glad to do this.

WoolenSails said...

What wonderful and creative pieces that you do, loved looking at your photo albums. Your blog is a great way to show off your work, I will be sure to bookmark it.

Debbie

Lorraine said...

oooh Gourdie!! Please enter me in the drawing!! I think I may already be following you, but I will join your list and post about it on my blog(I'll let ya know)...now, I'm off to see what you have for me:o)..

Debb said...

I'm a follower too and love your gourds . I make witch's pumpkins what ever comes to mind out of my gourds .Would love to win .
debb
http://halloweenjinglesbellsboo.blogspot.com

Gayle said...

Your work is totally awesome! I'd LOVE to win one of your Gourdie-Do's.
Gayle dyeing2hook@msn.com

Lorraine said...

Gourdie, I plugged your give-away on my blog:o)..

Anonymous said...

You've Come Along Way Baby, lol......I've watched and bought from you over the years and you have inspired me along the way as I was doing gourds years ago also!! I am very proud of the work you do and all that you have been through!! I LOVE these guys and I WANT ONE!!!!! Pleaseeeeeee... Smiles & Blessings, Kay
dreamArtst52@yahoo.com

Carvings from the Garden said...

I LOVE your work. You are an amazing artist. Not only in the quality of your work, but in your creativity.

Patty

Khris said...

WOW what amazing talent...love your work...I have become a follower of your blog and will go do a post about your giveaway on my blog...hugs Khris in Oz

Lizzie said...

Wow, what a talent, those gourds really rock, I will post on my blog right now and I am now a follower and on your mailing list pronto. I would be honoured to win one of your gourds.

Hugs, lizzie

Claudia E said...

I'm a follower and a subscriber. Please count me in for the drawing. I'm really enjoying reading your blog!

Banaghaisge said...

My friends have a band - Totally Gourdgeous - with all the instruments made from gourds by Penelope in the band:
http://malwebb.customer.netspace.net.au/gourd.html
They travel all over the world so keep your eye out in case they come near you!!!
Penelope gets their gourds from The GourdFather, who else!!!!
I love your Gourdy Dos - I shall send the link to my friends! (And join your band of followers too!)
Hugs,
Jasmine in Oz

Cynthia said...

You are an incredible artist!

Cynthia said...

It's me again. I can't get connected when I try to email you. My email address is cynthiahorst@gmail.com. Can you add me to your mailing list? I am a 7 year breast cancer survivor. Yeah!!!

Tumbleweed Trails said...

Good Morning Linda. I gave a shout out about you and your artwork.

Jody

http://tumbleweedtrails.blogspot.com/2009/05/id-love-gourdie-do-how-bout-you.html

Diane MacNaughtan said...

Hi Gourdie,
SCREAM!!!!I would love a Gordie-DO!
I am on your mailing list,also a follower. Yeah, this may sound a bit self centered but... GOOD LUCK TO ME!!
~Dianie

Lisa Nelson's Art, Bucks County Designs said...

I would love a gourdi-do! Especially one made by you! :)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Very interesting and pretty art!

free indeed said...

THis is the first that I've seen of your work and it very well done! I'd love to own a piece of your artwork! I looked at some of your pieces in the gallery. Thanks for the opportunity.

free indeed said...

I just became a follower.

Fuzzy Brush said...

Ok, so I goofed up and posted on your Pfatt Marketplace ...why can't I do things the right way? Sorry. Anyway, I did post your giveaway on my blog as you'll see when you read the Pfatt comments.

~* The Beldame on Peach Street *~ said...

Is THAT why Pip was so late leaving and so difficult to get into his box?! ;)

Thank you VERY much for the award Gourdie. I love Renee and to have an award in her honor means the world to me!

Btw, I am a follower, an email list member, here I am commenting and you're on my blog, too so just go on ahead and pack my prize up. That pumpkin ornie I won years ago is lonely and is in need of some GourdQueen company! :)

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Linda how very generous of you to do this!! Now, put my name in and then pick it and I will be your new best friend!!!
Laurie
monkeycatsstudio@charter.net

Baroness Bijoutery said...

I think this just great...How sweet of you to do this..I am a follower and have signed up for you email list. I will be back after I post this in my blog..Your work is so gorgous...Love your work..

Baroness Bijoutery said...

Have posted about your great giveaway on my blog. Have linked it to your giveaway..Also have a couple of your pictures to show your lovely work..
link to my blog with giveaway is:
http://baronessbijoutery.blogspot.com

Ľubaša said...

Hi. Lovely creations. Friends of mine make small marionette... your gourdies remind me them.
Lubica
lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

Ľubaša said...

I follow you.
Lubica
lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

Ľubaša said...

I ve subscribed via google reader
lubaska dot k at gmail dot com
Lubica

vintagepaletteart said...

Ohhhhhhhh.........a goudie-do!!!! Sign me up please Linders! =o)

I'll add your giveaway to my blog, I think I am signed up as afollower already too.

Fingers crossed!
*Lori

Vanessa said...

Linda i loveeeeeeee your work!!! I collect snowmen and i loveeee halloween when i saw the halloween snowman in your gallery i about fell off my chair lol... he is soooooooooo awesome!!!!!!!!
Vanessa
mrsbrooksatgmail.com
http://ohiocraftybug.blogspot.com/

Vanessa said...

i sooo subscribed i love love love your art wort!
http://ohiocraftybug.blogspot.com/
mrsbrooksatgmail.com

Vanessa said...

i follow you:) glad i found you..your amazing!
http://ohiocraftybug.blogspot.com/
mrsbrooksatgmail.com

Vanessa said...

I POSTED ABOUT YOUR GIVEAWAY ON MY BLOG:)
http://ohiocraftybug.blogspot.com/
mrsbrooksatgmail.com

Audrey said...

I have a whole bunch of birdhouse gourds that I need to do something with or sell. You have given me a few ideas!!
Audrey
audreyscountrycrafts@gmail.com

Audrey said...

I've sent an email asking to be on your mailing list.
Audrey
audreyscountrycrafts@gmail.com

Audrey said...

I've added a pic and link on the sidebar of my give away blog:
http://audreyscountrycraftsgiveaway.blogpsot.com

Audrey

soggybottomflats said...

Oh my but those are cute little buggers. I am going to follow you, here is my comment, and I am going to tell everyone about you on my blog...especially my sister in Canada who paints the most awesome gourds in the world! Well, she is my sister, lol, and she did paint me a very cool bagpiper santa on a gourd, like I said, she is my sister. (I hope my sister is reading this, lots of good plugs to her from her favorite sister). Good luck on your first giveaway and welcome to blogland, Elaine from Texas

Flight Fancy said...

Oh thanks for such a great giveaway! Your work is joyfully fantastic :) I am following along happily now too!

soggybottomflats said...

oops, forgot my email addy. Oh my goodness, your work is omg wow! What gorgeous gourds. I told my sister about you. Thanks again, Elaine

yankeebabe_01@hotmail.com

I also follow you and am now headed to my blog to send people your way via posting about you. Take care...Elaine

Enchanted Productions by Joyce Stahl said...

Oooooooo a Gourdie-Do! I'm drooling already!

This is so generous of you Gourdie! Thanks for the chance to win! Isn't bloglandia fun?

So let's see...I'm already a follower. And I just signed up to be on your mailing list...and now I'm commmenting! Yeah...three chances!

By the way...Would it help if I said the 17th is my birthday? giggle*giggle Pick me! Pick me!

Enchanted Blessings,
Joycee

Nancy Lee Malay said...

OMG, Linda, I've got the perfect spot for one of your wonderful Gourdie-Dos!! Sign me up!!!

Nancy

Sonia ;) said...

Linda,

OMG I thought I had signed up...OMG.......Where is my head, apparently not attached to the rest of this body..OY..I will link ya tonight to my blog....Thank gawd Linda ya said something I would have kept thinking I was signed up...
{{{{{{{{{{{{{{Hugs}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}

Smiles,
Sonia ;)

Carolee said...

What a wonderful giveaway!! Please count me in. :)

~ Carolee

Caroline said...

How sweet--thanks! Please count me in, also a follower ☺

Patt said...

Hi love your stuff!!
I also added myself as a follower of yours.
patt_m@comcast.net

Melissa the Holiday Queen said...

Hi Linda! I'm a frequent stalker... I mean follower! Love stopping by to see what you're up to.

linny said...

Have just found your blog & will subscribe to yourlist. What a wonderful giveaway.
Lyn

Celeste Jean said...

i have already seen you on several blogs. your work is really interesting. I am now a follower. :)

The Smiling Goat said...

OHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!
I almost missed this! Ya knows I loves your work girl! So count me in!


Goatie

Designs By CK said...

Pick mE!!! '-)

SpOOky CK

Valarie said...

Hi Linda! I'm fairly new to blogging too, isn't it fun! I love your work, they are so fabulous! Glad I found you here! I have two blogs so I'll post on both! :)Blessings for a most wonderful day!
Love & Magick! Valarie

Kathleen A Foley Grimm 'KAF' said...

Love your creations Gourdie!!
What an awesome giveaway!!
You ROCK Girl!! :)
Hugs,
Kaf

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Oh my!!! Please throw my name in the giveaway hat.
What an honor it would be to win one of your wonderful works.

Michele said...

Hi Linda -
Newbie here - (Thanks to Lori @ Vintage Palette.) Congratulations on your new blog! I look forward to seeing your incredible talent.
~.~
mrwhitney@verizon.net

Johanna Parker said...

Glad I saw this post thanks to PFATT! :) Fingers crossed that I win a special Gourdie-Do! :)

~ Johanna

janil said...

Your work is fantastic!!!!!
Thanks for the chance!

cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

janil said...

follower!
cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

Ashley said...

I would love to win!
they are awesome for holidays!

ashley
ashlomb at yahoo dot com

FOLLOWER!- http:// jepeux.blogspot.com

stefanie said...

those gourds are the coolest things, so creative. please enter me
stefanie@rosepetalsandrust.com

Kathy Martin Studio said...

You're pieces are really cute! I LOVE Halloween! =)

~kathy

kathymartinstudio@yahoo.com