Wednesday, July 25, 2012

"Christmas in July" Giveaway


Let's have a little "Christmas in July" fun with a Blue Ribbon Designs giveaway...

The prize?? - a set of five Just CrossStitch Christmas Ornament Issues (dated 2006-2010)...and each one has a Blue Ribbon Designs ornament design inside! Yep, one recipient will receive all five magazines shown in the photo - containing a total of 376 holiday ornament charts from your favorite needlework designers....that should keep the winner busy for quite some time...and if you already have one (some, or all) of these special issues, why not share with a friend? - these magazines are great for a beginner or advanced stitcher. Escape the summer heat and enjoy stitching some Christmas ornaments for the upcoming holiday season!

To enter, simply leave one comment on this post telling me your favorite holiday stitching motifs OR your favorite holiday memory OR if you decorate with a particular holiday theme - all comments will go into a random drawing where one fan/follower will receive this special set of Just CrossStitch Ornament Issues.



Fine print (read carefully):

  • Giveaway is open until 11:59 PM CST Saturday, July 28, 2012.
  • International entries welcome.
  • All entries require a valid email address. Please make sure your email address is visible in your profile (so I have a way of contacting you, should you be randomly chosen) - if you are uncertain or post "anonymously", please leave your email address and your first name with your comment - entries without a valid email will be disqualified.
  • No prize substitutions.
  • E-mail entries will not be accepted, you must leave a comment on this post.
  • One comment per person; multiple comments will be deleted/disqualified.
  • One recipient will be announced on Sunday, July 29, 2012.

There you have it - all the details for the July giveaway - I look forward to reading your holiday comments. A big THANK-YOU to thank those who continually follow my blog and leave encouraging and enthusiastic comments - you all bring me joy!

55 comments:

  1. gosh .... love those mags and have stitched something out of the last two years ones ... kindly bought for me by friends :)

    favourite Christmas memory is of my fur baby Bracken asleep amongst the presents after Santa Paws had been ... sniffing his new toy and *sighing in his sleep .... he was always the first up in the morning and he had to open his presents before every one else ..lol
    love mouse xxxx

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  2. I'd love to win these! My favourite Christmas theme is anything traditional, Christmas is usually cold at home in the UK, perfect for mulled wine and mince pies, real christmas trees, stockings and fairy lights and everything decked in red, green and gold. Presents have to be wrapped in a co-ordinated fashion. Last year we used old fashioned brown paper with assorted real fabric ribbons in Christmas colours :)

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  3. Thanks so much for the chance to win these!

    Of course I've stitched my share of Christmas ornaments over the past 25 years, but I am really loving how Halloween ornaments are sort of "coming into their own" these days. I really love working with autumn colors, and especially love any design with black cats in it, since I've had four! :)

    rrowe @ new.rr.com (remove spaces)

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  4. What a great givaway!
    My favourite Christmas theme is red/white with nature....twigs, pinecones etc. and I love to stitch primtive/early/old fashioned Santa's to go with this.
    Thanks so much!
    Debbie P.
    dappoggi@yahoo.com

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  5. WOW! What a fabulous giveaway!!!

    It's really hard to pick a favorite xmas motif...I'm torn between santas, snowmen and gingerbread men. I love them all!!

    stitchnmomma@hotmail.com

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  6. What a wonderful give-a-way! I love to stitch ornaments and usually give them to each of my husbands brothers, sister and now to the nieces and nephews who have homes of their own. Each family gets one per family. I love doing them. Now I cross stitch a hand towel for my mother-in-law since she no longer has a tree. I love ornaments with traditional or primitive designs. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity.
    Rose
    rosek1870@gmail.com

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  7. What a wonderful contest!! I would love a chance to win these. Thanks so much.
    Pat
    p.matejcek@yahoo.com

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  8. Wonderful give-a-way! I love to stitch ornaments, especially with wildlife/birds on them. Christmas is my favorite holiday for stitching. (I love giving hand-made gifts) thank you for this wonderful opportunity
    Donna D
    spiritkitten@yahoo.com

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  9. I don't really have a favorite Christmas motif as I like most of them. Favorite Christmas memory...sticky buns on Christmas morning. I make them now for my husband and kids and they seem to love the tradition.
    Christine
    cemond64@myacc.net

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  10. What a lovely giveaway. My favourite memory of Christmas is the one about four years ago when my granddaughter saw the Christmas tree for the very first time, the amazement on her face was wonderful and it brought back so many memories of when my own three daughters were that age.....priceless!!

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  11. hi, it is a very sweet give away..
    thank you so much..
    please count me as well.
    my email is cucki.aneeba@gmail.com
    thank you xxx

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  12. Wow I would love to win !! Great Offer !! One of my favorite Christmas Memories was when my then very young daughter looked up at me in wonder at the gifts under the tree . Her Comment ....
    "Mommy ! Santa wraps with the same paper you do !! Santa and I did not make that mistake the next year !! :-)

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  13. Anything Christmas is fun for me to stitch. Christmas memories... baking and decorating Christmas cookies with the kids, then watching them write Santa notes leaving cookies & milk for Santa and carrots for the reindeer

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  14. Oooh , I'd love to be entered please . I only discovered JCS in 2010, so have that issue and 2011 .
    My fave motifs for Christmas are holly, with berries of course and santas and reindeer .
    XXX

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  15. Wonderful giveaway!! All about the snowmen and snowflakes! Snow-covered trees and houses also count. Hmm... I think I like snow a lot.

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  16. I'd love to have a chance at winning these! I love the ornament issues. My favorite Christmas stitching motif is Santas. Thanks also for following my new blog! My email is katedoyle86@gmail.com

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  17. My favorite Christmas stitching motif is anything with "The Nativity" Theme. I especially love The Three Wisemen!

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  18. I'm thinking bells this year. Bells to ring out, bells to rejoice, bells to proclaim! But, I'm also liking snowflakes a lot, too...maybe because it's burny burny HOT where I am. :)

    Chrissie

    chrissieDOTstewartATgmailDOTcom

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  19. My favorite Christmas stitching motifs are angels, Christmas trees and snowflakes.

    Thanks!

    wld8388@yahoo.com

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  20. Count me in please :) I LOVE stitching Snowmen, decorating with Snowmen and making Snowmen in the backyard! I really enjoyed stitching your "Frosty in the Firs" ornament and would love a chance to win the others. Thank you as well for the lovely comment that you left on my blog post about Frosty :) I adore your designs, I've also sent out Black Cats and Flying Bats as a RR with a small group of my friends. My Mum is also a big fan of your designs.

    Email is in my profile, thank you for the chance Angela

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  21. It is hard to narrow it down to one memory but I would say the excitement my brothers and I had every year when mom decorated the house. Mom decorated the most amazing Christmas trees and she always had the most unusual and amazing lighted wreaths for the front door. I think it is why my brothers and I go all out decorating for Christmas to this day.

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  22. I love stitching Xmas things, in particular snowmen. This is much to the amusement of my family as we don't have snow at Christmas here in New Zealand, but a girl can always hope.

    busymumof5 @xtra. co. nz (minus the gaps)

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  23. I would love to be entered in your giveaway. My favorite memories are of any when we had snow on the ground at Christmas.

    Linda

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  24. Wow! I would love to be entered into your giveaway. It is so hard to give you a favorite memory of Christmas time. I remember years of finishing cross stitch projects well into the wee morning hours of Christmas. And then last year was great with just stitching a bunch of ornaments. As for favorite themes, I have noticed that things seem to be changing. I do love the forest animals and snowmen and such but also some of the Prmitive type seem to be catching my fancy more and more. Thank you for having this giveaway!! nrubendall@gmail.com

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  25. What a thoughtful giveaway; thanks for the chance! I'm not much of a Santa fan, but I have snowmen of every type imaginable around our home at Christmas. And the lights - I love the earlier sunsets so I can get all the little bulbs sparkling. calamityjr@sbcglobal.net

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  26. Thank you for this opportunity, it is so nice. Please enter me into the contest.

    susieq426@msn.com

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  27. I so want to win! An interesting Christmas tidbit from our family: When each of the four of us kids were born, my mother re-decorated the tree that year with ornaments for that specific child. The tree ornaments were then put away. As we got married and had our first Christmas', we were presented with a package of the ornaments used on our very first tree for our very first tree as newlyweds. Being born in Germany (an Army brat), mine were all gorgeous German ornaments. Each year when I decorate, I put those on first and now add the many new ones. Sweet treasured idea.
    my email: paracletedesigns@gmail.com

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  28. Hi, my favorite Christmas motif to stitch are snowmen.
    But ... Santa in a sleigh with reindeer and snowy tree scenes are also great.
    Love to win. Good luck to all.

    stitcher2gomars@yahoo.com

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  29. Wow what wonderful giveaway!!! I love this magazine!!!
    For my Christmas I love so much snowmen, they are so pretty!! Each year, in my house I do a Christmas Tree and put handmade decorations in every possible corner. Memories of my childhood that I like to keep :))
    Good luck to me and many thanks to you.
    Kisses
    Margherita
    quattrocrocette@libero.it

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  30. hello from France, I love this magazine and would be pleased to have a chance to win it.
    Thanks

    yvonne.lemee@cegetel.net

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  31. Hi Brenda! Thanks for a letting me enter this giveaway. I'd really enjoy that collection of magazines.
    As far as a Christmas decorating theme...well, aren't samplers ALWAYS appropriate? ;) Honestly, I just switch my samplers around a bit, adding Christmas samplers here and there. Back in the 80's, I thought it would be a good thing to stitch a new Christmas sampler every year, and I actually stuck to that for a few years. Then the babies came along...

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  32. What a lovely giveaway. I would love to be entered. My favorite Christmas themes have changed over the years from Santas to traditional Santas to nutcrackers, and now to nature designs. I love stitching and kind of ornaments!

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  33. I love, love to stitch Christmas ornaments.

    Cyndi

    gillingham at bellsouth dot net

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  34. Hi. Great giveaway! I have a snowman theme at Christmas. We have several. Some are on the tree as ornaments, and we have larger ones that appear throughout the house. My library board found out I liked snowmen, so I often receive one as a gift from them at Christmas.

    mmheck@yahoo.com

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  35. Christmas was always a big deal in our house. The whole house was decorated, and we had 4 live trees - 3 inside and one outside. The outside one was just decorated with large multicolored bulbs which always looked beautiful in the Buffalo snow. Inside, the living room tree had the fancier (more adult) ornaments, the family room tree had all my sister's and my ornaments (those we had made through the years and those we collected), and the other indoor tree was Mom's favorite - blue lights with silver and white ornaments. Mom passed away on Christmas Day in 1982, but we still put her tree up every year as a wonderful memory of her love for the holiday season.
    Meredith Metcalf
    mmetcalf1@triad.rr.com

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  36. Thank you for the Christmas in July giveaway. I love so many Christmas motifs but I guess I must say that I like the nature motifs, expecially reindeer. I really like reindeer. I stitched a Christmas sampler in pink and turquoise blue and white snow and it turned out very pretty. So, I am going to try for those colors this year as a change of scenery so to speak.

    BrennBeau@aol.com

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  37. Terrific giveaway! My holiday decorating favorite is my "dogs" tree - have a large Christmas tree which is entirely decorated with dog themed ornaments...handmade, cross stitched, and commercial bought pieces. Plus garlands made of wooden dog biscuit shaped pieces. Love it.

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  38. What a lovely giveaway! I would love to be included. I'll do a memory/tradition. When I was younger and living up in Prince George, my Dad and I would go every year to somewhere really remote to hunt for our Christmas tree. We would pack the snowmobile and set off in the truck and drive to the middle of nowhere then snowmobile around looking for the perfect tree, which I picked of course! One year, as the snow blanketed us in quiet, we heard a lone wolf howl. We looked around us and saw a wolf come out of the forest and onto the old logging road. He looked at us then sauntered off down the middle of the road. He was majestic and so beautiful. Right after that, I spotted our tree. I think the wolf helped us find the perfect tree. I will always remember that tree and wolf. It was a very magical Christmas!!

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  39. Love a give away...especially one as good as this!
    Christmas = snowmen in my mind.

    lindat421@gmail.com

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  40. What a wonderful giveaway, please enter my name - email address is visible in my Blogger profile.

    All your new projects for your Etsy site are lovely. I am tempted but I sew and mostly make my own pincushions, pouches etc. I've made several of the Schnibbles pincushions - they are addictive! I'm still pondering a few of your other items though! A girl can never have too many accessories LOL.

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  41. What a nice giveaway! My favorite Christmas motifs are Fir Trees and Santas.

    Dot

    dots7777@yahoo.com

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  42. Although I really enjoy stitching Christmas ornaments, I hope to stitch more halloween, in particulat pumpkins.

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    pamgrouette at gmail dot com

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  43. Oh, my, would I love to have all these issues. There is no longer a store carrying anything cross stitch in my town. As to Christmas, I am eclectic. I love to stitch ornaments. The theme is on the memories they make us recall. My favorite memory is the first ornament put on the tree - an poor old Santa (blue trousers, porcelain face)that was old when my mother was little -- and I am 70. :)

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  44. I am new to this world of cross stitch blogs and have learned so much in the last few months. I would love to enter this contest. I am a fan of any kind of Christmas ornament as I make at least one each year for my daughter and grand nieces and nephews. The themes change as they grow each year.
    Suzanne
    spharky@yahoo.com

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  45. Great giveaway! For about 20 years I have decorated for Christmas with mostly primitive items. Recently I have found myself using more glittery and true red items. I will always have a "handmade only" tree with all ornaments handmade by me and friends.
    Merry Christmas in July!
    Paula

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  46. My favorite holiday stitching motifs are birds or more specifically cardinals!
    :o)

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  47. My favorite christmas stitching is gingerbread man . It's the easiest I know. Thank you!

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  48. Angels. Beautiful angels remind me of my dear mother. She loved angels. She loved to collect them. She loved to stitch them. She had a tree full of angels, and when she passed on, we made sure everyone got one of grams angels. Debbie, tbrotzman@comcast.net

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  49. My favourite theme for Christmas are birds. I love to cross stitch or quilt bird ornaments and decorate the tree with them.
    Thanks a lot for this giveaway

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  50. Thank you for the giveaway! i love to stitch gingerbread men!! they are my favorite. my daughter and i make gingerbread cookies every Christmas.

    God bless
    amy

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  51. My MIL has stitched Santas of every kind over the years, and she decorates her whole house with them--every room, every hallway, etc. Gorgeous pieces. She stitches us a decoration each year, too, for our house.

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  52. amy.k.anderson@sherwin.comJuly 28, 2012 at 3:17 PM

    My favorite memory is putting up a live tree with the big bulb lights with my grandparents. When we were done my Papa would put this stuff onto the flames in the fireplace that would make the flames all different colors. Then off to bed so Santa could come! I still do the tree with the big bulbs .... no fire though...at least for now.

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  53. What a great Giveaway! I'm so glad I'm playing blog catch-up this evening.
    My best Christmasses have all been since my son was born and we can revisit all the traditions from my childhood. Christmas without children just isn't the same.
    I collect new ornaments and decorations every year, all in red, silver, gold and green so my tree co-ordinates.

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  54. ps I've just stitched your design of Woodsy Winter from JCS and I'm going to stitch last year's matching one with the snowman next. Thank you for designing them!

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  55. The giveaway entry period has now closed - look for the lucky recipient to be posted in the next 24 hours. Thank you for visiting and good luck to all those who entered!

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