July 10, 2012

Christmas In July~Blogiversary Giveaway

Blogiversary......when I read that word for the first time I laughed:)  What a fun thing to celebrate.  Guess what?  It's my first year blogiversary here at Front Porch Primitives.  Can you believe I made it a whole year?  I can't believe that so many of you have stuck around a whole year!!  Ha ha...
So, to say thank you to all of my wonderful friends and followers, I have been working really hard this last month to create some special things for a Christmas in July giveaway.

I stitched this Santa pillow tuck with so much love and many pricked fingers!!!  He is on a coffee stained fabric with a stained red backing.  The grungy candles are dipped in wax, then rolled in cloves, and they smell spectacular.

These ginger men are my absolute favorites.  I love the way they just stare at you. Sorry, I can't part with my bowl:)

The candy canes are my own pattern.  They are made from foam padding and shaped with a wire hanger then wrapped in fabric and stained for a primitive look.

Pantry cakes.....they smell wonderful....what more can I say?

I never want to exclude anyone from my giveaway's so I am modifying it a little for those who are entering from out of the Country.  If you live so, so, so far away:).....I will send you the pillow tuck, the candy canes and a couple of ginger men.  
*I will draw the winner on July 25*
1~You must be a follower (of course) and new one's are are also welcome to enter. 
2~Posting this on your sidebar gets you two entry's (just let me know).
3~ Make a blog post about this giveaway and
 you'll get three entries (just let me know).
*If you don't own a blog, just post this on face book for your additional entry*
Good Luck to all!!!

All my herbs have gone to seed already.  The dill was pretty, so I decided to bring it inside for the table.  I just love the yellow color with the molds underneath. (Thanks again Mary for the molds)

I have been wanting an aged piece of music on the piano for some time now.  Finally, this Sunday I got to doing it.  I had an old frame I painted, sanded and stained.  Then printed some music off onto some coffee stained paper.  Walla......
My kids asked me to play the music so I squinted my eyes to see the tiny notes and out came a string of music I couldn't make a tune of:)

I also made some grungy candles for myself.

Wishing you all a lovely week and a wonderful weekend.
Please keep Sheila from Seasons Of Thy Heart and Trace from Granny Trace Scraps And Squares in your thoughts and prayers as they both are going through some rough times and sad days. 


Pendleton Primitives said...

Love the molds and one day I would like to try making some pantry cakes. The sheet music is beautiful and so are the candles. All the things you made for your giveaway are truly wonderful! I'll be sure to make a blog post tomorrow and let everyone know of your wonderful offering.

The Hill Clan said...

Don't enter me in Steph, sisters aren't supposed to be. But I wanted to tell you that I think this is such a fun idea and love that you changed the layout of your blog and the music to go along with it!! You are so crafty, I don't know why you got all of the artistic talent when I got so little but maybe someday you'll teach me. I love ya Steph and am so glad you're my sister.

Trace4J said...

Morning Friend
Congrats on your one year. Isn't this blogging world so fun. What wonderful friends we are blessed with. And so much talent.
Thank you for your friendship.
Love all your wonderful creations. Especially those Gingers! My fav :)

The Gingerbread Gem said...

Hi Steph

Happy blogiversary!

Please enter me asap 3 times! A blog post and posting on my sidebar will follow, maybe tonight or next week in the US when I'm over my jetlag. About your other-country-giveaway-rule: I completely understand! And my favorites are: the gingerbread men and the candy canes, so it sounds perfect to me! If I win ofcourse ;-)! I won free tickets for a museum last week, so maybe luck is on my side AGAIN!

I didn't know about Trace. I'll have to check it out as soon as possible!

Love the new background!

Strange to know that I'll be a lot closer to your home tomorrow. Still too far though, I would love to meet you one day.


BumbleBeeLane said...

Oh those ginger boys are so darn cute..smile..I'm in for 2 tries.Posted to my sidebar as well.Congrats on a year! Warm Blessings!~Amy

Michelle said...

Hi Steph,
Please enter me in your adorable giveaway! I'm good for 2, posting to my blog. Have a wonderful day.

Terri Burfield said...

Hi Steph,
I want to enter your giveaway! I posted about it on my website, added your grab button, and linked back to your blog! I think that gives me 3 entries! woot woot!
Have a great day and hope you meet lots of new followers, (like me)

Lee Hill Primitives said...

Happy Anniversary! Love everything. Thanks for this giveaway, please include my name.

Shannon DeMasi said...

Ahh I can't express how much I LOVE these! Christmas is my ultimate FAVORITE time of year can you tell? lol I think I'm in for as many chances as I can. I've posted this on my sidebar and made a post about it! Oh and a big congrats on your first year! :)

Lee Hill Primitives said...

I already posted a link in my blog.

Cat Haven Crafts said...

Loved your blog today! The framed picture is sweetly prim and love your dill bouquet! I cut my cilantro today and bundled it up to dry, harvested some chives (dried them in the oven and now I have a good supply of dried chives on hand), and bundled up some dill that had gone to seed to dry so that I will have some homegrown dill seed on hand! Finally, I love you giveaway! Thank you for making these adorable crafts! I would love to win them. Please add me to your giveaway and I have posted your giveaway on my blog's sidebar! Bestest Regards!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Happiest of blogiversaries dear Steph!! Wow....a whole year already - really? Congrats! Love the giveaway package you've put together....those sweet little gingers are so precious....and your candle making skills are amazing! I would love to be entered....(if you allow sporadic bloggers to enter....) ;o) I've posted on my blog sidebar, and included it in a post I just did as well.

Love your sheet music creation. You really have gotten prim crafting down expertly!! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Primitive Stars said...

Hi Steph, love the goodies in your giveaway, count me in. Live in Canada though, will post on sidebar,I`m also a follower to your wonderful blog. Both gals are in my prayers,so sad. Blessings Francine.

Cindi said...

Oh Steph look at all of the beautiful things you have made, such a talent you have. I would love to be included in your giveaway. I will post it on my sidebar too.
Love how the pretty dill looks and the sheet music is neat.
Happy blogiversary! I am so glad to have met such a sweet person in blog land!
Be blessed,

Ruffles and Relics said...

Congratulations! What a sweet giveaway! I would love to be entered!

Terri at Finder's Keeper's said...

Congrats on your anniversary. Thank you for a chance to win your treasures, they make me smile especially the gingerbread men.

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Congrats on your anniversary! Please throw my name in the hat for your wonderful giveaway. I'm a faithful follower already, and I will post a link on my sidebar and share via a post too.
Thank you!

The Hill Clan said...


Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Congratulations on your Blogiversary Steph! How exciting! Love your Sweet Creations!
Please enter me in your Giveaway!
I posted on my sidebar and I did a Blog Post!
Have a wonderful weekend!


Marta said...

So I can participate!!!!Wonderful...I'm from Italy and I truly love the primitive style!!!Your blog is really beautiful and...I was forgetting to wish you a happy blogiversary ^_^
I'm going put it on the sidebar of my blog and I'm going do a blog post for it...is it fine in Italian?
Have a good we!

Marta said...

I did it!!!

Carol Stuck said...

Hi Steph: Please, please enter me in your one year "christmas in July" blogiversary celebration. Congrats to you for hanging in there. We all love your blog! Your grouping of Christmas goodes is awesome and I would be tickled to death to be chosen and have them displayed in my home during the holiday. Thanks so much for your generous heart.


Lori @ applegrovetreasures said...

Hi Steph, congratulations on your one year blogaversary! I am a new follower and would love to be entered. Please put me in for 3, I will post to my sidebar and mention in a blog post. Stop by and visit, this is my first year blogging and I love meeting new friends:)

Raggedy Creations said...

Hey Steph, neat giveaway. Please enter me. I will post on my sidebar for you.


prims by olde lady morgan said...

Hi Stephine,

A most wonderful giveaway! I would love to be entered please! Of course I am a follower! Happy Blogversary! OLM

Hillcresthome Prims said...

Oh Steph, Congrats on your one year blog anniversary!!!!!!!
I would love to enter in your Christmas giveaway!!!!

I also love what you put on your table, the pitcher with the flower's in it screams SUMMER is here!!!
Thank you again for a chance!
Summertime Blessings and Hugs,

bettyj said...

Congrats on your one year blogaversary! What neat goodies you have whipped up. I don't post on m side bar. Not to be mean, but because I don't know how!lol The truth comes out.

Cailey said...

hahahaa that is an awesome word! haha. :)
You are soo much fun, with all the things you do! I cant imagine how much time you have put into everything!

earlene said...

Congrats on you one year! It went by fast and is so much FUN!
Please enter me Steph in your great drawing!
Hugs and have a great week.

TheRustyThimble said...

Happy Blog Anniversary Steph

Wow I almost missed out!!! Please add me I follow and I will go right away and add to my sidebar

Hugs to you

yorkie's primitives said...

Congrats on your one year Blogiversary Stephani! Please enter me in your awesome giveaway! I love it all!
I am a follower
I have posted it on my sidebar
I have made a post about it
Thanks for such a great giveaway, Valerie

Holly said...

Congrats on one year! Would love to be entered in your giveaway!
I am a follower!

Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

Hi Steph!! Congrats on your blogaversary!! Please enter me in your giveaway...you outdid yourself on the gifties!! How in the WORLD did you find the time with the full house you have!?! I'm sure little girls keep you just as busy as my little boys did!! :)--I'm gonna post about your giveaway too...but have NO CLUE how to put anything on word press' sidebar!! hugs, Jan

Christine said...

Hi Steph! I know this is very last minute and glad I didn't miss it - I'm having difficulty settling back into a 'normal' routine!
I'd love to be included - you have made the cutest gifts!
I'll post on my sidebar too!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Congrats on lots of fun blogging! I would so love to have some of your beautiful creations! Thanks and enjoy your week!