Monday, 14 March 2011

A give away! Woop woop!

**EDIT: This give-away has now closed**
A little while ago the supremely talented Mary Beth Shaw asked if I would like to be involved in a blog tour to celebrate the launch of her new book .......er.......let me think about that for a nano-second .......Yup! Count me in! It seemed like it was ages away but now it's my turn and now I'm really excited to be able to share this opportunity with you all :-))))  

Mary Beth's book is 'a feast of techniques for texture, color and layers', and best of all it's got step-by-steps in YAY! Look:


Gotta love step-by-steps :-) There's loads of advice, inspiration and tips for creating texture, layers and fabulous colour combos in your art. And you know that you can't have enough books about art don't you? Not ever. There are several featured artists including Mary Beth herself, Misty Mawn, Susan Tuttle, Tonia Davenport, Claudine Hellmuth, Judy Wise, Katie Kendrick and many others.

It's also got loads of recipes in for all you foodies out there as Mary Beth has made a link between food and art ......'mastering color, texture, layers, flavors and combinations are not only the basics of fine cooking but they are the fundamental elements behind creating great works of art as well'.

The great news is that Mary Beth is going to give away a copy of her book to one lucky winner who leaves a comment on my blog. Leave comment on this post by Friday 22:00 (5 pm EST). That's it. No other rules apply.

But as well as that Mary Beth is also going to give away a piece of her original art WOOP WOOP! To be in with a chance to win this you need to go to Mary Beth's blog here and leave a comment by Friday 22:00 (5 pm EST) Somebody is going to be very lucky indeed :-)

Ok, so what's been happening around here? Just bits and bobs really - a few things I can't post yet for various reasons, and a few samples ready for the Great Northern Papercrafts Extravaganza (Harrogate UK) next Saturday as I'll be there with Dyan on the Art from the Heart stand.  More about that later .....

Here's a tag I started at the journal class I taught last week - by the way the quotes are completely random!
Paints, inks and stamps by Dylusions

Bye for now, don't forget to leave a comment to be in with a chance to win the book, and then hot foot it over to Mary Beth's blog to be in with a chance to win some art! Byeeeeeeeee






127 comments:

  1. What a fantastic opportunity to win a wonderful book, the techniques look great and would be a wonderful addition to my craft goodies. Love your tag too. Tracy Evans x

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  2. oooh - a new book - I love books :)

    please put me in the hat!

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  3. Wonderful work! I do love the step-by-step instructions in Mary Beth's book! So hellpful!

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  4. Cool tag, cant wait for the show next week!

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  5. Pleaaaaaase count me in !!!! I would LOVE to win this book !
    Thanks !

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  6. Hi Kate,

    This new book looks so inspiring, so please, count me in for a chance to win! Thanks for the opportunity ;-)

    Regina, SXM

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  7. hi, kate!
    i would just love to win this book and try out the techniques. thanks for the chance!

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  8. Love all books about techniques, so give me a chance to win this book!

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  9. OOOhhhhh! I don't know if I can wait until Friday to see if I win before rushing off to see if I can order it.

    Love the tag colours. Hope to see you at GNPE.

    Kate

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  10. Great opportunity to win what looks like a fantastic book! I love step by step and learning new techniques, count me in please!
    Also, great tag Kate..love the leave me alone bit at the bottom!

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  11. Wow, what a fantastic giveaway

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  12. The book looks amazing...thanks for the chance.

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  13. ooo what a wonderful looking book!

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  14. I Love step by step too and its always great to learn new techniques. Would love a chance to win. Might see you at the weekend x

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  15. I've been lurking around your blog for a while now and got some Dylusions inks and paint after been inspired by your art. But this is the first time I've actually posted on your blog, well I cannot give up the chance to win such a wonderful book. I am just about to dip my toe in to the world of art journaling and nee all the help I can get. your tutorials in CS are of so much value to me. Thank you for the opportunity to win such a great prize. Tag is awesome!
    joy x

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  16. ooooh, that looks like a fabulous book! Thanks to both you & Mary Beth for the giveaway.

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  17. The book looks very intriguing and you are so right - no one can have too many art books (as my sagging bookcase can attest to...)

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  18. Book looks great! I hope I win!

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  19. Cool tag.
    What a great give away.
    :)

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  20. Hey Kate!
    Thanks for the opportunity for the book, it looks fantastic!
    Your tag is great, your work is always a breath of fresh air!

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  21. OOOo thanks for sharing, the book looks fab!!

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  22. What a great book. Can't wait to get a copy.

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  23. Thank you for the chance to win what sounds like a must have book. Fingers crossed. Love your tag, the colours and textures are just fab!

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  24. I love step-by-steps too. This looks like a wonderful book.

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  25. cool giveaway ....yup I love step by steps too ...enter me too please ...x

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  26. I am all for step by step anything and this book looks wonderful. Count me in.

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  27. I would LOVE to win the book... and wowzah, your latest tag is awesome!!! Have fun with Dyan - I follow her blog and she is so talented!

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  28. Ooooh, count me in for a chance to win! It looks like a fab book. Thanks; off to Beth's blog now.....

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  29. You're right! One can never have too many books about art...so let's start with this one, if it is up to me. It looks like a great book and I love step-by-steps!! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!!

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  30. wow wot a great give away. This book looks like a great way to learn more techniques

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  31. Whoo-Hoo! This book looks awesome!!! I'm off to visit Mary Beth's blog too! Hugs, Terri xoxo

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  32. Hi Kate
    Nice to see the completed tag after witnessing it build up stage by stage.

    Would love to win the book, as I completely agree that you can never have too many inspiring books (or books for that matter).
    Liz

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  33. how lovely ... one can never have too many books!!!! (love the tag, too)

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  34. I would love to win that book. I don't know if it is a problem that i live in the Netherlands? But i can tell you in the Netherlands we need books like that especially because we don't have great books like that here.

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  35. Nice tag - and YES I'd love to win the book!!!

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  37. oh i hope i win, thanks for the chance to win.jude

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  38. Hi Kate
    Looove goodies especially books and step by step with loads of pictures is definitely good!!!
    So overwhelmed by work at the moment I need your "leave me alone" quote!
    hugs Sue xx

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  39. Hi Kate

    Wow the book looks ....well....just totally amazing!! Im fairly new to journalling, I metthe lovely Dyan at the stitches show, now Im hooked! I would love the chance to win the copy of the book, so Im going to keep everything and more crossed in the hope of winning a book full of inspiration
    thanks for the chance
    kazx

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  40. ooh, i love learning new techniques - I'm a sponge! thanks for the chance at winning the book :)

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  41. Love your tag Kate - all the extra little elements that you add and gorgeous colours as usual. Off to have a look at the book - can NEVER have enough craft books lol.

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  42. Love love love step by step instructions, I'm just starting out so it would be amazing to win such an awesome book.

    I love your tag!

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  43. Love books that do step by step, always so many ideas and inspiration. Count me :o) Thanks

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  44. Oooooh, is this my lucky day? I sure hope so, the book looks amazing!

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  45. The Book looks fab I love technique books! thanks for the opportunity to win. Would love to be going to the show but im looking after Grandchildren, bliss

    Maggie Warke x

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  46. why Mrs Crane you are going to be very popular this week me thinks, LOL. That book looks really interesting as would love to learn more ways to create backgrounds and who could say no to a freebie, so count me in. Loving your tag to, fave colours of yours at the mo I think. x

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  47. Hip...hip...horay!!
    Count me in :]
    I was thinking about purchasing this book, here is my chance.
    Keeping my fingers crossed.
    P.S. I adore your art tag, great artwork as always.

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  48. i looked at that very book today at the craft store. it's chocked full of some great things! love your little houses on that tag kate. adorable!

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  49. I'm not a mixed media, journaling kind of girl - but I want to be. So I'm in for this give-away and hope I win. Love your work, Kathryn, and will return to view more!

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  50. First let me say how wonderfull artwork you 've done. Compliment and now thanks for the chance. I love step-by-step instructions because I'm a beginner

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  51. Wow, that book looks very interesting! I really would like to explore the world of mixed media, but I need a bit of encouragement and a book might just do the trick! Thanks for giving us the chance to win.

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  52. Kate ... Wow, first of all as a relatively new follower to your blog, I'm in awe of the amazing art you create. I'm soooo hoping to try and attend one of the AFTH workshops this year, loving the Dylsions range, but need to work on my depth/layering, haven't mastered that yet! ... this book would be PERFECT.

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  53. Woop!, woop! it certainly is to be in with a chance for this fabulous giveaway! Here's hoping!
    JoZarty x

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  54. ohhh what a fabby prize to win - Count me in Kate - Hot footing over to Mary Beth's bloggy right now. HAve fun on Saturday (like I know you can)

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  55. Fab Stuff Kate and the book would be a lovely and useful addition especially with the step by steps !! Lovely tag artwork too !!

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  56. put me in the hat please. book looks fab.

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  57. Sounds amazing! I would love to win.

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  58. I'd love to win, thanks for the chance xx

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  59. I came over from Mary Beth's blog and I'm glad I did! :-) And what a wonderful opportunity for winning the book on top! :-)

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  60. Love the tag, gorgeous colours as always, the books sounds very interesting. xx

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  61. The book is sure to be massive!!!! I know I for one will be adding it to my collection. Have a great time at the show, oh and love the tag! Sue x

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  62. Wow, your tag looks fantastic, love the elements and the colours. The book seems to be very interesting... please count me in.

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  63. Ooh, Mary Beth's book looks fantastic, please count me in.

    Elaine

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  64. What a great book. I've just found all that mixed media and I must learn a lot. That book will be a great guide. Put my name in de hat, thanks.

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  65. Great looking book. Thanks for the chance to win it.

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  66. That book sounds like somthing I NEED! Love the tag - wonderful work as always

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  67. Oh wow Kate the book looks amazing. Thank you for the chance of being able to win it.
    Loving your tag, your artwork as usual is fab. Annette x

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  68. I can't wait to get this book! It's in my online cart -- I want to try the recipes too :)

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  69. This is the kind of book I'd HAVE to buy if I don't win it, it looks FAB! It would kick start my journey to journalling which is just what I need.

    Loving your tag too, such great vibrant colours.

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  70. Oh my! I must have this book! Whoop! ~K ♥ Thank you!

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  71. This book looks wonderful! Would love to have a copy.

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  72. Kate, thanks for the chance to win the book - I am so trying to develop this style in my paper crafts on a more regular basis.

    I love your tag - I am always so inspired by your creations.... I'm so glad I stumbled across your blog....

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  73. Yum! Love collage/journal books - nice to stroke and look at! Never seem to have the time to do anything with them though! This one looks like it could be an exception!

    Ali

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  74. I am lucky enough to have already had a sneak peek at the book when you showed it to me recently, it's full of wonderful techniques and I love the recipes in there. It would be great to win Mary Beth's book.If I don't win it I will have to buy it.
    Love your tag and I think you love the Mustard paint as I keep getting glimpses of it on your work, it's a fab colour. xx

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  75. I could use this book! I'm so used to reading everyone's blogs and trying to experiment on my own, but a book with step-by-step instructions sounds fab. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  76. That sounds like a fab book! Can't wait for it to come out.

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  77. "Leave me alone" !! I love it!!

    Thanks for a great opportunity. This is exciting.

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  78. This looks like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway! I'd love to be included.

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  79. Mary Beth's book looks wonderful. I think I'm going to enjoy it as much as I enjoy your blog.

    Thanks for sharing your art!

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  80. Add me to the list-I would love to win the book, I've been thinking of buying it.

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  81. Please count me in the book giveaway!
    I just started to experiment more with mixed media, and this would be a great reference.
    Thank you!
    Irma
    http://irmaperedne.blogspot.com/

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  82. Looks like a great book!! Count me in!

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  83. Wow! This book looks very cool and i would love to win a copy. Thank you for the chance. Kate, I LOVE what you do!

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  84. LOve the tag, the book sounds very interesting.

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  85. New books are so hard to resist!!! - I keep telling myself I dont need anymore! Thanks for teaching me to blend paints Kate!

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  86. The book looks fantastic (thanks for the chance to be in the draw) and your tags are sooo cool.

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  87. I've been looking/lurking at your blog for ages - but the chance to win such a fab book has tempted me to comment.
    Love the look of that book, and your tag, both of which fire my imagination.

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  88. I want this book! It looks fabulous! I'm new to your blog and am loving what I see!

    a_j_brown@yahoo.com

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  89. This book looks awesome. I might just have to buy it if I don't win it !

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  90. OOoh Kate I bet you'll be up to double figures by Friday for this. Thankyou so much for the link too, I'm off to check out Mary Beth's blog too. I love books and my journal making books are building into a little library.

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  91. This looks like a fabulous book! I can't wait to read through it. Beautiful tag/ATC too! I love the saying.
    Hugs and blessings
    Kelly

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  92. There is always room for a GOOD book and this looks like a really GOOD book.

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  93. That book looks really useful, all that information in one place.

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  94. It will be fabulous. Thank you so much for sharing the creative process, I love that "flavour" art work. But also that tag is so vibrant and the background is really fantastic colored.
    You are so talented, thanks for inspirations
    Hugs Anja

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  95. Oh!!! Please count me in!!! I would love to WIN this book!!!

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  96. I have checked this book out on Amazon so many times - just a bit light on funds at the mo...so it would be amazing to win a copy.

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  97. WOWOWOWOW!!! I'd love to win this book. Thank you for the opportunity to win : )
    cfalbro@gmail.com

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  98. sounds like a really great book. I love to watch step by step instructions. I learn so much.

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  99. Ohh that would be great, here in holland I can't find many books with techniques......so I can learn with this book, Creativity here I come ;-)winning or not, GREAT BOOK!! and great work on youre blog, I peak everyday

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  100. just found you through mary beth's blog, so glad i did :) please put me in the hat to win her book, i've been drooling over it for weeks now. i love your art :) i shall have to pop over to dylusions in a mo to check out their goodies. hope it doesn't cost me too much.
    all the best, joolz x
    joolzbenner@yahoo.co.uk

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  101. The new book looks amazing! Thank you for hosting the give away!!!

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  102. I love your tag Kate :-) One day I will attend one of your workshops to find out just how you get such gorgeous colours! Will pop over to Mary Beth's to leave a comment now, the book looks great ;-)
    Anne xx

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  103. This looks to be a beautiful book, and I love your tag. See you in Harrogate x

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  104. Cor blimey, number 104 will be lucky (lol) LOVE the book and I think your tag is amazing x

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  105. Book looks brill, I LOVE step by step! I hope you are doing some more workshops at AFTH, cos I dithered last time and missed out on the one I wanted!! I love your work, especially your colour combos and I can lay the blame for our ever decreasing bank balance directly at your door cos I NEED the Dylusions stuff that you use! ;)

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  106. your right about never having too many books I bought one from AFTH the other week and I will be in Harrogate to so see you Sat.

    love Dawn xx

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  107. What a great looking book! I love books that have a lot of step-by-step photos... I guess I need to have everything spelled out or I just mess it up ;)

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  108. of course i would be happy to win!
    and the tag is adorable!!

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  109. I am totally addicted to craft books and this one looks lush! Crossing my fingers Kate!

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  110. Oh I hope I get picked. Love you work Kathryn!

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  111. Food and art - does it get any better? Count me in, please,pretty please!

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  112. OMG what an amzing give-away, thnx for the opportunity to win it.
    I think you should do a book too KAthryn of all your colours and textures, fabulous blog and work.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

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  113. Oh yes please count me in. I have seen Mary Beth's work in person and would adore a copy of her book.

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  114. This is exactly what I need, fingers crossed here, luv your tag too!

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  115. Hi Kate~~came to your site straight from Mary Beth's, and I love it! I am here in the States and was lucky enough to take Mary Beth's workshop, "Parts is Parts", which was AMAZING!! It featured several techniques from her book and still has me burning to make some art! I'd LOVE to win!

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  116. Fabulous giveaway!me please!

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  117. Ohmygoodness! That looks like a fantastic book. Thank you both for the opportunity to feed both of my addictions art and books!

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  118. me too, me too! :)
    the book looks really amazing.

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  119. thx for sharing your art!! I enjoy your blog very much.
    Terri
    tejas7997@gmail.com

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  120. Thanks for the chance to win! That book looks so inspiring.
    Wonderful tag too! Your ability to turn bright colours into 'grunge' projects always amazes me. Such creativity! There's always so much texture and interest, and the composition is always just right. Now if you could put that in a bottle and sell it, you'd be a millionaire! (But I bed you'd spend it all on art supplies!)

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  121. Keeping my fingers crossed thatI'll win the book. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  122. This tag rocks Kate!!! Love the colors, love the style, love the houses, love it all. You're awesome!!!

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  123. I definitely need this book - would be lovely to play with messy stuff and know what I'm doing! x

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  124. The book looks fantastic!

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  125. I just looked at this at B & N, but decided to wait. It is great! Love how she connects food to art. She includes recipes too!

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