Do You Need Help Crafting? GIVEAWAY ALERT

WOW, do I have a treat for one lucky reader!!

Marie with David and Charles Publishers has graciously agreed to give one of my lucky readers a copy of Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Crafts.

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photo credit: Ditte Isager

Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Crafts
David and Charles
UK Oct. 30, 2009
Specs: 416 pages, Hardback
ISBN-13: 978-0-7153-3635-9

My Review: This book contains the best of the craft projects from Martha Stewart Living Magazine. The book includes:
     1. Step-by-Step Instructions
     2. Full Color Photographs
     3. Easy to Copy Templates
     4. Glossary of Terms
     5. Supply Lists
     6. Vendor Lists

All crafts are organized by topic from A to Z. There are over 400 pages of crafting information, set up into 32 chapters. The chapter's are organized first by supplies needed, followed by step-by-step instructions and then several inspirational ideas.

Beaded Letters
photo credit: Carlton Davis
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At first glance, the book seemed overwhelming. Most of these crafts will take practice and success will not be achieved on the first try. Some of these crafts are very artistic and tradesmanship worthy.

Polymer Clay Buttons
photo credits: Sang An
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This is an excellent resource book. However due to the skills needed to complete most of these crafts, I am rating this book 4 out of 5 stars.

Bottle Cap Frames
photo credit: James Merrell
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From the Publisher: This comprehensive resource features 32 must know crafts organized by subject from A-Z, and beautifully designed – all packed into the 416 pages of this book. From beading to block printing and candlemaking to soap making all crafts are covered with contemporary projects to suit all tastes.

Full step-by-step instructions for every technique, catering for everyone from first-time dabblers to the more adventurous crafters. Over 200 projects are fully explained with great photography. Illuminating glossaries, a full rundown of essential tools and materials, professional tips and handy UK resources are included, making this a lasting reference you will dip into time and time again.

Projects Include:
Albums, Scrapbooks & Memory Boxes, Beading, Block Printing, Botanical Pressing, Calligraphy, Candle-making, Etching Glass, Gilding, Matting & Framing, Mosaics, Nature Crafts, Painting China and Glass, Paper Cutting and Punching, Photo Crafts, Silkscreening, Soap Making, and lots more.


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I will randomly pick one follower/commenter to receive a copy of Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Crafts. The book will be shipped from the publisher.

If you are a follower of my blog, do nothing,
you are automatically entered in this giveaway.
If you would like to increase your chances, you can do the following:

1. +1 entry, leave me a comment with your email address (easy!)
2. +1 entry, Tweet about this giveaway, you can copy & paste the following: Win a copy of @MarthaStewart Encyclopedia of Crafts Book @beachbrights http://bit.ly/8Nz5qR 
3. +1 entry, blog about this giveaway.
4. Giveaway Open to ALL, no PO Boxes, ends Monday 1-25-10.

 MAKE SURE YOU LEAVE ME A COMMENT FOR EACH ENTRY!
THIS IS HOW I COUNT THE WINNER!

Thank you Marie for this opportunity!
XOXO




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110 comments:

Hattie said...

I would love this! I'm also a follower :-)

Boom Boom said...

Thank you for such a wonderful prize! I am a follower and my e-mail is nicole.henley@gmail.com.

Turley Times said...

This book looks fantastic! Thanks for the chance to win. My E-mail is listed in my profile.

abby @ tales and trials said...

Ummmm...... I want that! Looks like a great book!!
Talesandtrials@gmail.com

Barbara Jean said...

I'm leaving a comment for a chance to win the wonderful book!

blessings

barbara jean

Barbara Jean said...

I'm a follower too!

barbara jean

Maya said...

Thanks so much for the opportunity I'm a follower!

Absolutely adore the Bottle Cap Frames -I'd love to know how they're made..., and I could craft some with my beach photographs. This is so great!!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Oh. my. word! This was on my Christmas list, but I didn't get it. :(

I think you already have my email, but it's BabyDuck0804@aol.com

Charity said...

I am a follower and I would love to win this book!! My little sisters and I love to craft and we normally have one day a week that we do our crafts. There are soo many neat things you can find to do online but this book looks really neat too:) Please enter me. Thanks!

esterried[at]yahoo[dot]com

Linz said...

just tweeted it :) @linzlovesyou

Linz said...

my email is ljgoldner@berkeley.edu or ljgoldner23@gmail.com

i LOOOOVE this book, but seeing as I'll probably spend $300+ on books this semester, it'll have to stay on my wishlist unless i win it!

Linz said...

Oh, and I'm a follower too!

Charity said...

I also blogged about this giveaway:)
http://giveawaygal.blogspot.com/2010/01/martha-stewart-crafting-book.html

esterried[at]yahoo[dot]com

Verbenabeth said...

Now THIS would feed my need for crafting! :) Enter me again please?

Barb said...

I love to do a variety of crafts. This book is perfect to help learn new techniques.

bstilwell12 at comcast dot net

Carol J. Alexander said...

Hi,
My daughter would LOVE this book. Please enter me in the drawing.
Blessings,
Carol

Barb said...

I tweeted about this giveaway:
http://twitter.com/pine1211/status/7928609796

bstilwell12 at comcast dot net

Heidi said...

Well, I'm not one to pass up a great giveaway, so count me in! Thanks for the opportunity.
XO
Heidi - Heart and Home

Joely said...

Would LOVE to win this!


joelster87 at hotmail dot com

The Happy Housewife said...

I love craft books, even if they are overwhelming! They are fun just to look through and get ideas!
Toni
thehappyhousewife (at) gmail.com

Holly Bailey said...

I would love to have this book!

Jill said...

this looks like a great book!

Jill said...

oops...forgot my email: jbobryant@msn.com

bec4 said...

I haven't seen this book, but it looks wonderful. I want to make those bottle cap tacks soon.

Sarita said...

this book would be an excellent resource! i'd love to win it!
ericandsarita(at)gmail(dot)com

Sarita said...

tweeted
http://twitter.com/chickitsarita/status/7933141235
ericandsarita(at)gmail(dot)com

Brittany said...

I love your page :)

I am a follower, and I am dying to learn more crafts to do! I would LOVE to win this.

Thanks for the opportunity!

Jenny @ DIY Newlyweds said...

Great giveaway! I would love to try some of those crafts.

Jenny @ DIY Newlyweds said...

Tweeted about the giveaway on my Twitter: http://twitter.com/DIYNewlyweds

sonya said...

Looks like a great resource! I would love to have it! And I just became a follower too!

Renee said...

EEEEEEK! I'M SO EXCITED! candysticklane@Gmail.com

I follow

I tweeted. ...twitter.com/candysticklane
Eeeeeeek!!!!!

Sue said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

s.mickelson at gmail dot com

Kendall at Finesse Your Nest said...

Hey there! Great giveaway, thanks! If I win (crossing my little crafty fingers!) my email is:

finesseyournest@yahoo.com

Kendall at Finesse Your Nest said...

I tweeted about your giveaway!

http://twitter.com/finesseyournest

Kendall at Finesse Your Nest said...

I blogged about your giveaway!

http://finesseyournest.blogspot.com/2010/01/cool-martha-book-giveaway-at.html

katherinemarie said...

I can't wait to see what wonderful things you'll whip up after reading... and OF COURSE I need a copy too--- THANKS for this give-a-way!!!

Tiffany said...

I would LOVE a copy of this! Need some inspiration!

Tiffany said...

Tweeted @tgrant04

jenjen said...

I want to win! Pick me! Pick me!!! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

XOXO
Jen

Jami Schoettler said...

Ohhh I like this! I would love to win. -Jami

Dawn said...

Awesome giveaway!
My email: dawn AT wackywhimsy.com

Robyn said...

Great giveaway!

Wendy said...

Always looking for more inspiration!
ordinarymol@hotmail.com

Hillcrest Acres said...

I love Martha so I can't pass this giveaway by. Please count me in.

Susie.nelson@comcast.net

suburban prep said...

I am a new follower.
The book looks like it has wonderful ideas (as Martha is known for).
msgb245 at gmail dot com

Pam @ bibbidi-bobbidi-beautiful said...

Thanks for stopping by! This is such a nice giveaway! I'm a follower and my email address is stmchoir@yahoo.com

Mme Paulita said...

the possibilities are endless

Wendy said...

How fun! I would love to win this! My email address is in my profile. :o)

Seak said...

Great contest. My wife would love this. seaklos(at)gmail.com

Bryce
seaks.blogspot.com

Megan said...

fun giveaway! I tweeted! :)

http://twitter.com/BrassyApple/status/7949877037

Lili said...

This is awesome!!! I would love this book!

jmlm1@suddenlink.net

Megan said...

going for a second entry ;)

Would love to win the book!
MEg

info@brassyapple.com

Get Real Girl said...

Awesome Giveaway, I would love this!! I am a follower.

Get Real Girl said...

I tweeted your giveaway.

http://twitter.com/AmyThue/statuses/7950164096

amy.thue (at) hotmail dot com

Lizzy said...

It looks like a fantastic book. Thanks for the opportunity to try and win it.

Amber said...

This looks like a great book! Not that I need any more ways to waste (I mean spend) time. My email is amber.bliss@gmail.com and I'm a follower too!

alittlemoore said...

I would love to win!

alittlemoore@insightbb.com

alittlemoore said...

I also tweeted!

@alittlemoremoore

Bailey said...

How I would love to win this book! Thank you for the opportunity.

allitseams@gmail.com

Anny said...

What a killer contest! I've checked out her book with a teal cover from the library - this must be the updated version?

Good luck everyone :D

oola said...

Oh, yes, please!

Retweeting this right away, too. :) (@handwashcold)

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Wow -- great giveaway -- thanks!

trishalynn0708 said...

please enter me.

lovestoread0708(at)yahoo.com

Maria mcgill said...

I would love to have a copy if this book! Mariamcgill462@comcast.net

keywestsuz said...

Would love a copy of this book. I'm determined to make time for myself this year and this would give me something to do with that time.

keywestsuz@yahoo.com

Kimberly said...

This would be my bible!!!

Kimberly said...

Oh yeah, guess you need my email. :)
attemptingcreative [at] hotmail dot com

Amanda said...

I heart Martha, she makes me feel inadequate but I still love her!

Amanda (aka @caffeinated_mom)

Amanda said...

Oh, and I retweeted the heck outta this contest :)

Amanda (aka @caffeinated_mom)

Karen Lange said...

Thanks for the review! The book sounds great. I'd love to be entered.
Thanks!
Karen
klange61(at)hotmail(dot)com

Kim said...
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Kim said...

Wow this book looks great...thanks for the chance! kimmn@comcast.net

Dawn said...

Years ago I was given a book similar to this but on a much smaller scale & certainly without the Martha Stewart Prestige!
Loved it!
gaelic.dawn@gmail.com

Mary said...

Another great giveaway! Count me in :)

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

That Martha...she's such an enigma. But regardless, that book looks super fun!

Jane Jeffress Thomas said...

I would love to have this book. Martha's things are so nice.

Libby said...

I have soooo wanted this book! Thank you thank you for the great giveaway!

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

I would LOVE this book!

Shelly K said...

I am a follower!
toddandshelly@gmail.com

Michelle said...

Great giveaway!

smith353@bellsouth.net

Julie said...

Follower! =) This would be THEE book to have! Thx for the chance!

jewlz@cox.net

Julie said...

Just tweeted!

{JewlznAZ}

Cheryl said...

I'm a recent follower. I've just been turned on to Martha Stewarts crafts after being a craft junkie for many, many years. Thanks for the chance!

bcsinton@verizon.net

Mary Lynn said...

What a great book! Martha Steward and Crafts -- what could be better?!

Lisa @ akawest said...

That looks like fun book!

Kathy said...

wow! what a give away -
2obx@embarqmail.com

Liz Coverdale said...

I would love this. I am also a follower.

elizabeth[dot]coverdale[at]gmail[dot]com

lili11 said...

Great! With this comment, I guess I'm entered (Oh I'm also following)

I would love to win the book and try projects mentioned.

laili11harun(at)yahoo(dot)com

lili11 said...

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/LiliBlossom/status/8012094879

lili11 said...

I blogged at Its Free lol

laili11harun(at)yahoo(dot)com

Linda Kish said...

I could really use this. I need the inspiration and ideas.


lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Cheryl said...

I am so smitten with Martha Stewart. I once had a dream I was lucky enough to be one of her housekeepers/apprentice. I remember in my dream that I was so nervous to be around her, but so blessed to learn from such a great icon. Too bad it was a dream!

Thanks for the opportunity to enter my name.

dizzybloom@gmail.com

Cheryl said...

Tweet

http://twitter.com/HeartnSoulmom/status/8016742121

modernfrills said...

thanks for sucha great giveaway:)

kristina

modernfrills@yahoo.com

modernfrills said...

thanks for such a great giveaway!

kristina
www.modernfrills.etsy.com
modernfrills@yahoo.com

Shari said...

I am a NEW Follower!

babblebabe0@yahoo.com

Lindsay @ Likely Design said...

Count me in! I've been wanting this book!

Lindsay
lindsay@lindsaychristensendesign.com

Lindsay @ Likely Design said...

I tweeted about this!

http://twitter.com/likelydesign/status/8035065487

lindsay@lindsaychristensendesign.com

Kym said...

Oh my gosh!! This book is amazing!! I think I will scream the house down if I win!!
my email
busybbee05[at]yahoo[dot]com[dot]au

I have my fingers crossed so tightly I think I am cutting off the blood circulation!

Get Real Girl said...

I tweeted:
http://twitter.com/AmyThue/statuses/8069151969
@AmyThue

Buttons and Bows said...

My email address is

mommiesgotfivechildren at hotmail dot com.

Buttons and Bows said...

http://twitter.com/mommieschildren/status/8112988508

I twittered about your contest.

mommiesgotfivechildren at hotmail dot com

Shealynn Benner said...

I don't consider myself craft challenged, but inspiration is always a good thing. :)

Shealynn Benner said...

I tweeted about it a few times. ;)

Robin said...

I'm a follower and here's my email address: klpich@aol.com

also, I'm blogging about this now!!!!
Thanks!!! this is VERY GENEROUS!

Cole said...

Wow - I would love to be able to sit & pour through the pages of this book.. thank you!

nicolespence22 at hotmail dot com

Erica said...

I would love to win this book! Please count me in on your drawing!

Erica said...

Sorry 'bout that. Forgot to give my email.
ecgraham@aol.com

Blu said...

I'd love to win this!

Blu
blu_bird_7@hotmail.com

tweezle said...

OOOOHHH!!! I'd love to win this book! Please enter me.

I'm a follower :)
tweezle at gmail dot com

Thanks for such a great contest!