Thursday, January 8, 2009

presents, presents....for me and you

I never win anything...I used to be able to say that- but not anymore! I won the giveaway at the Domestic Fringe. The prizes were wonderful- a big bag of Ghirardelli peppermint bark (it is almost all gone and I got it yesterday). Striped knee socks! And this milk glass flower pot- how cute is that?? I can't decide whether it should be in the kitchen holding ribbon, or in the living room looking cute.

All of those prizes made me so happy and brightened up my day in such a huge way that I decided to copy fringegirl and have a little giveaway here too. To celebrate my 412 posts.


Here is the official prize package for the official 412 posts giveaway celebration:

1. vintage button ring made by me
~2~ 4 hand painted clothes pins
3. a stack of Sara's very own business cards (you can pass them out to all your friends :)
4. a tiny little canvas painted with a pumpkin and a verse
::5. a 10 card variety pack
6* a handmade card


10 card pack



business cards and clothes pins



hand-made card



ring

ring again


little painted canvas

To enter for the free stuff please leave me a comment and tell me what your favorite color combination is. I know I have asked this before, but humor me- I would love to know....do you like black & white? Turquoise &red? Orange &red? Tan& chocolate brown? Fuchsia&lime green? Or what?

Anyway, that is all you have to do. I would love to hear from you. I will pick a name out of a hat in 5 days. Sometime on Monday evening.

Thanks for leaving a comment. It will be so fun to hear about your favorite colors, and I am sure there is someone who has never commented before- this is your chance (Yolanda......Rhonda.....:), and if you need help to figure out how to leave a comment, I am sure that you have a youngster around the house who can show you how......

On this momentous *412* post occasion I just want to say thanks for meeting me here everyday. I appreciate the support!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wish I could send a gift to you all.....

92 comments:

Amy said...

I love pink and orange!!! I love your home and your boldness with color. I wish I could be so bold in my home, but I think my husband would go crazy!

Hugs,
Amy

Kerri said...

You are amazing in your creativity! I love the "everlasting arms" card....what an awesome reminder! I seem to be leaning more towards pinks and browns these days...but love it when you put fuchsia and lime green together!

blessings to you~ love reading your blog every day!

The Metcalf family said...

Oooh...this is very fun! My color combination would be black and white...with red accents. (just like my wedding!) :)

Laura said...

This is my 1st time commenting on here. But I LOVE your blog. I guess my favorite color combination right now is orange and light blue. I am in love with Amy Butler's August Field's collection and she uses the orange and blue combination in there. I fixin' to decor the kitchen in it!

Jes said...

What in the world?! Are you serious??? What a fabulous package!!

Ok....so my fave color combo is red and green...but you probably already know that. :)

Have a happy day!

Tricia said...

Pick me!!!

Turquoise is my new favorite color, and always love red too. I just got a new red tea pot, it whistles too. :)

~Trish

Jen said...

I like Brown and Blue right now. I know it's kind of a fad, but it really is pretty. Have a great day!

mikki roo said...

My favorite calm colors are brown and green (see my blog!) but when I'm feeling brave and sassy I like red, lots of red! With aqua or orange...

I love your style and that you're not afraid of color. So much stuff in the style magazines is white, white, white and that's pretty but so NOT me!!

Rachel and Jacob said...

well hey, i simply love pink and orange!!

turquoise and brown is nice tooo....

cute ring. i made earrings like that on my etsy too :) hah.

philben5 said...

We so enjoy meeting you here every day! I love black and white but as I look around my house, and think back to the past 20 years I've been out on my own, I have always had sagie (is that even a word?) green combined first with peach (yep from the 80's) then I combined it with pale butter/yellow, and now a slight different shade of sage with black and white.... so I guess I'm making my way to black and white. O.K.. that was way too much rambling on color...sorry and please don't throw me out of the drawing due to length of comment:-)
Blessings
Roxanne

Dana D said...

I'm having trouble getting blogger to let me comment, so hopefully I'm not leaving comment after comment!!!

I love warm color combinations. RIght now I'm loving yellows with reds. I like to accent those with either black or green!

Becka said...

Well, from your choices, I choose turquiose and red. But, my true favorite color combo is:
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GREEN

I am such a sucker for green.

Cary said...

Oh! This is very exciting! I hope I win!!!!

My favorite color combo (lately- well, since summer when I bought a really pretty red bracelet in the Dominican Republic) has been PURPLE AND RED. These colors are surprisingly pretty together!

splumier said...

Love turquoise and red
Also: lime, fuscia,orange are great.

Thanks for the artful inspiration!

John, Danita and Infinity said...

I love all of the stuff you do! I didn't know you made Rings!! How fun :o) I love each and every one of your paints, how you encorporate the Scriptures. I think it is wonderful that you have them spread around your house so your kiddos are presented with the Gospel on a daily basis. I especially love the 10 commandment painting. I posted a picture of our up and coming artist, Infinity, on my blog, thinking of you while I was doing it. We have now framed her work and hung it in her room.

As for my favorite color combinations....I would have to say it is greens and browns.

Thank you for enspiring each and every one of us!!!

Lacy said...

I am really loving pink, red and turquoise together. Kinda a vintage mix. I would love to have some "Sara"in my house.

thedomesticfringe said...

Turqoise and Red is fabulous! You're gifts are way better than mine...hope I win.
-FringeGirl

gailsgarden said...

Oh Sara! You are SO funny! Love you! MOM

Jessie said...

I like Turquoise with red

Sara thank you for your blog it makes me smile every time I visit

Love ya

Keri said...

Ahhhh - this prize MUST be mine :) (I never win anything either - don't you feel bad for me?!).

I love green and brown. Could you have guessed from the painting you did for me?

Ali said...

I think I could love almost every colour combo, but right now I think it's turquoise and "pea soup green". Now if only my hubby would let me paint my kitchen turquoise. :)

skB said...

hmmm...pick me!! pick me!! pick me!!

Is family allowed?

Wow. I don't think I can narrow it down. . .I just love so many colors out there! One of my students just asked me yesterday what my favorite color is. . .I couldn't make up my mind! I do love grey and brown together:)

This is very fun:)

lilianril said...

I love turquoise and red! I bought a pair of red sneakers in high school and loved wearing ym turquoise shirts with them. I still buy red sneakers whenever the old pair wears out.

Shelley said...

Your blog and your art just make me simply happy! The colors and the creativity inspire me all the time!

I love playing with colors and right now I am having fun with pastels and black. I also like differnt hues of blues and purples together.

Kyle said...

I have read your blog for a while now and it has been so much fun. I have to agree with the others that your love for color is inspiring, your home is definately one-of-a-kind. Your fun giveaway just MADE me comment.

Oh, my favorite color combo is a toss up between organge&red and tan&chocolate brown.

Steph said...

I love your style! My favorite color combo is turquoise and red, or turquoise and chocalate with red accents. Your prize package is amazing! Love the clothes pins!

Jeremy and Amy said...

Sara, Sara, please pick me!!!!!!!!! I love that little button ring, and everything else of course, too :) My favorite color combo would be black and white.

sweetlittlelife said...

I have visited your blog many times, but never commented. I love your blog and your artwork is so cheeful! My favorite color combination is turqoise and black.

ko said...

WOO HOO! MY fav is having a GIVEWAY! WOO HOOO! I love Orange and I love turquoise! :) :) Love you friend! HOPE I WIN!
kyley

Sarah said...

Wow, Sara--you are feeling extremely generous!!!! I hope you win things more often..... hee hee. :-)

I have way too many fave color combos....let's see.....I think today's choice would be olive green and sky blue. Is that weird? It sounds calming to me.

And THANK YOU SO MUCH for painting my Christmas present for me!!! I was so excited when my babysitting kid gave it to me. It is beautiful! Now to find the perfect place to hang it.....hmmmm.

Anonymous said...

I love black and avacado green. well actually any green! Great giveaway. Thanks!
~Tracy J

Matt & Liz said...

I'd have to agree with Rachel...black and white with red accents. But I am getting into the brown and pink thing too. I'm wearing a pair of socks today that are royal blue and light blue...that looks nice too. =)

Hooray for giveaways!

PS-I don't know why my username is always messed up.

Lacie said...

turquoise & chocolate brown!!

Laura D said...

I haven't been feeling well so I've been away from the blogging world for awhile. It was so nice to come back to a chance to win a great giveaways!
I've always been a pretty basic girl as far as color goes. I would have always said purple. (booooring!) Thanks to your blog and wonderful creativity I'm branching out though. I'd have to say my new favorite combination is black & red, or hot pink, or lime green, or... you get the idea!
My day is always brightened by your fun, bright blog. Thanks so much for sharing!!!

Tammy said...

Wow Sara,
What a wonderful giveaway! I love your blog, thanks for allowing us to visit it everyday!

I love all colors, but purple is my absolute favorite. Combinations like purple & green; oranges & reds make me smile.

Jenny said...

HOW FUN!!! I love to have things from you around my house!!!! My fav combo right now is hot pink and black but as you could see from my little girls bday outfit I am also loving orange and hot pink. Have a fabulous week!

Jenn Basham said...

This is a great idea Sara!! I really like pink and brown together.
Looks like you are getting a lot of response from this one :-D

Mrs. G said...

Okay, I"m with you, I never win anything, so I'll tell you my fav color combo - I LOVE turquoise and brown, but I like pink and brown too, but then again I like lime green and bright blue and of course black and white is really tight.

Mary

Tresa said...

My daughter told me about your blog--what fun! Your artwork is amazing and inspiring. As for my favorite color combo...right now I'm into pinks and greens

Lisa said...

I have a lot of green, brown, and gold in my house. But I just painted my front room orange and I absolutely LOVE it! Hope I win!

Mind Your Manors said...

TURQUOISE AND RED!!!! All because you can pull it off and make it look fabulous! Thanks for the awsome give-away!

Amy

Rita said...

I LOVE all of the original Fiesta Ware colors...yellow, turquoise, lime green, cobalt blue, etc... Wish my house could be as fun & colorful as yours! Love your work!

gypsy@Hebrews11:13 said...

I better win. My favorite color combination- turquoise and sunny yellow. Or brown and salmon. Or royal blue and emerald green. Or...AUGHHHH, what kind of question IS this?!

Annie said...

I think my favorite combo is pink and green. Reminds me of the preppy days from high school!

Barb said...

Hmm...I would have to say the browns and pinks or the browns and teal-ish blues..

Thanks for the giveaway option..

Barb

Nikki said...

Great giveaway! My fav color combo is green and brown.

Laura said...

From those choices, I'd probably go with tan and chocolate. Sounds chocolate-y :)
But MY favorite color combo is sage green with some shade of purple or pink - lots of options there. I like most all of them.

Anonymous said...

Lime green and Fuscia.
or how about
Chocolate Brown and Pink

~Abbey~ said...

I am new to your blog, but i am loving looking at all your great creativity! My fav combo is sage green and cranberry!

Kim@ForeverWherever said...

I love everything you make! My favorite color combination might be a pretty aqua blue and white! Lime green and pink sound fun...Oh, I like most colors! :)

Sarah said...

I think my favorite combination of colors is Pink and Brown. But I also love Fuchsia and lime green, makes me think of watermelon and SUMMER time :)

Chrissie said...

Love your style and your blog.
My favorite color combination is icy blue, dark brown, and red.
xoxo

Susan said...

What a great give-a-way.....I got my print today...LOVE IT!!!! My favorite color combo hot pinkg and apple green! I sure hope I win!

Susan

K said...

I am totally obsessed with your blog! And your house. And your art. They are all officially my favorite things! You rock! And my favorite color combo is currently: chocolate and light lime (in my new living room)!!! Hooray!!!

Fifi said...

Hi Sara
Today I received my two packs of cards!!!! They are even more gorgeous in 'the real!!!'

THANK YOU!!!!

Donette said...

My fave color combo is probably red and yellow (black and white, they are precious in his sight - oh, sorry!) Those are the colors in our bedroom and it's the room I'm most happy with - design wise.

Cute give away - hope I win!!! ;)

lookuptoday said...

Hi, I have been following your blog for awhile. Your art makes me feel cheerful and sparks the creativity in me. At the present time i enjoy black and burgandy, but i am starting to like the combination of navy blue and pink. Dee

musicteach said...

Turquoise, lime green and silver!

Lori R said...

Hi Sara,
First time commenter here...see how a contest brings us out of the woodwork? I'm kind of embarrassed actually! I love your art house! My favorite colors change all the time; I guess cuz I kinda like all God's colors ;) Today I like purple and green, like a jacaranda tree.

The Metcalf family said...

55 COMMENTS??? Holy cow! Just had to comment on the comments. =D

joyfullness said...

Sara...
What LOOT!!!
I was thinking of you today at MY goodwill....i got a utensil tray (wooden) and i am going to paint it and put some of the endless supply of scrapbook paper on it!
I am so inspired by all of your colors...mine are ALWAYS UGLY GREEN and just about anything...except maybe purple...or orange polka dots...but pink is always a good partner for my sweet ugly!!

Thanks for the giveaway..ps.. make more rings please..they are sweet!!
Joyfully HIS!!!
Joyfullness

Jennifer said...

I like all of them except turqoius and red

John, Danita and Infinity said...

We are jealous of Skye's red hair!! We just cut off about 6 Inches of Infinity's hair about 2-3 months ago and it is almost the length it was before we cut it....we could send some your way :o) Skye's will grow soon enough. I love her little pigtails!!

Aubrey said...

I love red, lime green and black. I also LOVE your house!! It makes me happy just looking at the pics!

teresa said...

Red is my favorite color and now I want to throw in a little turquoise to spice things up in my kitchen. You brighten my day with all your colors!

Heather said...

I also have been reading for a while. I Love your style and creativity. I am into brown right now...mostly with turquoise or different shades of pink!

Jessica said...

(AGH! My first comment never showed up?!?!?)
I have loved Black and Red since 1985. Back then everyone thought I was nuts. Black furniture... the works. Everything goes with black and red, don't you think?

By the way, the house prints came yesterday... so wonderful! I am going to Florida for 4 whole days with my sister and will bring one as a surprise to her! Blessings!

Erin said...

Love your house!
Favorite color combo, black, white and any other color thrown in!!

joelle said...

I'm all about red (apple red or barn red) and green ( bright green...chartruese, kermit...always drawn to it...can't shake it!)

Keeling said...

Wow! I would love to win this great prize pack! Anyway, my little girl's room is pink and green and has ladybugs throughout it, and I LOVE that. As soon as I found out I was having a girl I started painting furniture pink and green. For grown-ups I really like blue and brown.

Deb said...

I'm not sure I have a favorite...but I do like orange and red together!!!

Mrs. Phillips said...

pink & green
brown & aqua blue

Wierd...I just read the comment ahead of mine and she said the same thing!

Your home-made scrapbook paper is fabulous. I need to make an auction item for my classroom to raise money for the school. Your paper might inspire me to do something similar. It wouls be great if all the children made a page and then I put them together in a collage...we'll see what I come up with!

Good luck to me...I hope I win!

Monica
(a.k.a. stillstanding68)

brianne said...

Hi Sara,

Finally delurking. I want that ring. :)

Favorite color combo: hot pink and bright orange.

My friend Rachael Metcalf says that you and I are polar opposites in taste and style. But that is exactly why I keep coming back to your site. You inspire me to add more color to my life. Thank you!

Jane said...

I like red and green in all sorts of ways. Bright red and citrus green or orangey reds and lighter more subdued greens. But really, all those combinations you mentioned are wonderful. Color is so energizing! Which is why I love your blog so much!

Samantha said...

I have an abiding passion for red and pink, with a bit of orange thrown in...it just wakes me up!

Paige said...

I am in love with the black and white combination. I have to admit though that I always throw in a little pop of color somewhere!

Love visiting your blog and Etsy store!
Paige

Jennifer H. said...

This is my 1st time commenting, but I love your blog! It is such an inspiration, thank you for sharing with all of us!

I love color, so this is kind of hard for me, but I love pink and green together. Also, black with just about anything, you can never go wrong with black. :-)

Jennifer H.
brightskyh@aol.com

Lola said...

Turquoise and grey, so calming and soothing. It's the color combo of choice in my home office.

Another nice one is eggplant and mustard, which is gracing my bright and sunny foyer.

Jerri Dalrymple said...

Oh my goodness....sage and tan, or pink and brown....my 13yr old daughter is IN LOVE with lime green and pink (her nickname is fashionista, LOL!). Sometimes I think it just depends on what mood I am in!! I want to paint my mantle above my fireplace, but my husband is a little more than hesitant. Maybe I should wait a while, since I just did tomatoe-orange red on the wall behind the fireplace...that was drastic change for the WHOLE family!!! (Kinda feels like you are in a Mexican restaurant!) Our walls were marbled grey-white...blah and boring and full of headaches during the gray, cold, dreary days of winter. As homeschoolers, we are stuck inside and I needed some bright and cheery COLOR! :0) Thanks for the inspiration and, btw, this is only the second time I've posted on your blog!

ByHISgoodGrace said...

What a great give-a-way! You know I'm a fan anyway--because I pay for the stuff. For free--what a treat! My favorite combo, today is light turquoise with soft white with a touch of black! Reminds me of Cape Cod which I love.
So, Happy 412th!

Tracey said...

How exciting...a giveaway!!
I like red, yellow and green.
Tracey

PRICELESS MEMORIES said...

I've gotta say turquoise and red!

Lots of cute stuff. I won't get my hopes up to hight b/c I usually don't win but here goes nothing!!!!

Pop Pop & Granna said...

Sara -- I love black and white -- with a little red. I also love navy blue with that pretty green -- I don't know what you call the color -- but I like to wear them together. I hope I win -- I love the clothespins!

Vintage Mommy said...

Definitely lime green and red!

Your blog is so fun!

renee's FUNKY country said...

I can't remember how I found you but oh my goodness am I glad I did!!!
Black and White and then ANY color at all thrown in for POP!!!
I LOVE 'EM ALL!!!
We're a METCALF family too...from NEBRASKA!!!
IN HIM,
renee'

Shelley M. said...

For me the very best color combinations are the ones God uses in the sky at sunrise and sunset! I love it! Thanks for the opportunity to win - I enjoy the way you use color!
Shelley M.
shelleymccarson@yahoo.com

Victorious1 said...

I love all colors, but - stay away from warm colors. Too much burnt orange and avocado green in the 70's (my childhood) for me! Love black and white - so clean and trustworthy... but, some of the best years of my life were in the 80's, and thus, I am still a child of pink and blues... how sad. LOL

You make it all look good together, yes, even my least fave color -- orange. :)

Keep mixing it up - you just might get some of us "old timers" to change!

Carrie said...

I'm a lover of RED! Lovem all, but red is my fav! This is so much fun!!!

Jill Adkins said...

Oh- how to choose- I LOVE color- mostly my current favorites- red, pink, turqoise, lime green- happiness in color form!

Blessings!
Jill

Sue said...

I find it hard to pick one or two colors because every color has a great effect or brings about a particular feeling. My all time favorite color, however, is deep red and I love love love it with a rich, warm yellow (not gold, yellow). Hmmm, you would never know by looking at my house because my husband is totally drawn in and at his calmest with green. Fortunately I do like the qualities of green :)

The Doyle 5 said...

I love the color red... with almost anything. I see some are putting red, turquoise, and green together... I think it's my new favorite.

Jennifer Anderson said...

I'm late reading this so I might not make the drawing, but I'll leave a note anyway. I am always drawn to blue things...all different shades - sky blue, robin egg blue, French country blue, aqua blue, cobalt blue. I love BLUE! I also like shades of pink. I love colors in combination more than all alone. So, there you go. =)
Very cute giveaway package!