Monday, April 15, 2013

Make Things Pretty: Giveaway!

These last few weeks, and the next few weeks have and will be filled with TONS of organization... and most people that know me, know that I despise "order"... I usually refer to my things being in an "organized mess"... because usually I... and only I... know where things are (especially in my sewing room). But, with a baby on the way, and with an extremely open floor plan in this house, I've decided to take a different approach to organizing. I want Charlotte or the hubs or anyone visiting to be able to find something for me, especially if I'm a little preoccupied with the tiny bundle...

So my creativity is stretched a bit to come up with a way or organizing, that is so "me", not too polished looking, and yet easily accessible to others... but, who says it can't be fun? right? One thing I've been desperate to help organize, is my craft stuff... and eventually I'll give you a nice little tour of my studio/sewing room... in the meantime, you'll have to be okay with a fun way to display decorative tape... especially if you LOVE tape as much as I do.

Unique vessels and mason jars run PLENTIFUL in my house... if they don't in your house, no fear... most thrift stores have GREAT finds, or even estate sales... This little fruit crate was from our trip to a farmer's market in Italy (yes, another world adventure find), that I just couldn't part with... It was actually from our time in Italy spent (a few days) before heading to Ukraine to adopt Charlotte. You can actually see it in pictures on this post... and just holds some little reminders... of life before kids (for those with kids, you know what I'm talking about). The mason jars fit perfectly in it, so I separated all my tape by color and size, and then got to work. You still have to "dig" a little if you want a specific tape, BUT, at least I know where to find it all. It's all in one place, accessible, and uniquely displayed. Perfect for me...
















And because I LOVE washi tape/decorative tape SO much, and think everyone needs it in their life... (and if you already have it, well you just need more of it) I'm giving away a few rolls of some fun tape that I found at Target, as well as other lovely goodies to help create a super fun package look for someone to open up, or perhaps to just collect in your stash for the right use.

To win 5 rolls of tape, some crocheted lace from Korea, purple bakers twine, smokey blue twill tape, and a bunch of fun tags/labels... here's what you gotta do (super simple):















- Leave a comment telling me what you would use fun decorative tape for or what you already use fun tape for (the skies the limit people).

- Follow my blog and let me know that you do so in a separate comment.

- Follow me on twitter: @kdaviscreates and let me know that you do so in a separate comment.

-Tweet about the giveaway! and let me know that you do did in a separate comment.

- If you're an instagramer, follow me, karendavisphotography, on Instagram, and let me know that you do so in a separate comment.

For each entry, I'll entire your name (so don't be anonymous) in a jar, and will handpick a winner by next monday, 22 April. Now... get to work!
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85 comments:

  1. I follow you on Instagram - Im mrslove210

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  2. My wall calendar is made from Corkboard and different sizes and colors of washi tape - I also use it in my branding colors to wrap up all of my photography packaging!

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  3. I of course follow your blog!

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  4. I love washi! I use it wherever I can. :) I most recently used it to seal the envelopes for my wedding save-the-dates and am getting ready to use it for my wedding invites, too. :) (not the most create way I've used it, just the most recent!)

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  5. I totally follow your blog. :)

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  6. I tweet with you on twitter, too!

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  7. I tweeted about it :) (@christa_jane)

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  8. And, finally... I also follow you on Instagram. (@christa_jane)

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  9. i have a bridal shower next month for a very sweet artsy friend and i am sure i could do a lot with this beautiful tape!

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  10. i would first admire all of that beautiful washi tape, THEN, i'd use it on special cards & notes to people :)

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  11. follow you on twitter {@jordykerrtweets}

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  12. follow you on insta {@jordykerrinstagrams}

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  13. I love washi!! I have used it to make fun bunting, cupcake toppers, cards, our wedding invites, on mason jars to use as vases, and many many more. :)

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  14. you betcha a follow your blog sweet friend!

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  15. i follow you on twitter. @amberenns

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  16. i follow you on instagram and love all your pictures!

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  17. i think i'd use it to help embellish my children's artwork - to hang it up prettier!

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  18. i follow you on the twitters (@sewlovedshop)

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  19. i ::thought:: i already followed you on instagram, but now i do for sure (sewlovedshop)

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  20. I love decorative tape!! I love to use it when packaging baked goodies for gifts (which I do often), and also for scrapbooking! I also use it for sprucing up any package that I think needs a little extra fun added to it. Pretty sure that there is no such thing as "too much" of this beautiful tape! :)

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  21. I follow your blog...faithfully for just shy of two years now. Crazy! :)

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  22. I follow you on twitter! @lreapsome

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  23. I tweeted about your giveaway! :) @lreapsome

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  24. I also follow you on instagram @laceyseiff

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  25. I'm a follower on GFC (Alyssa Leister)

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  26. I'm a follower on Instagram (@leisterlicious)

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  27. I'm currently sprucing up my apartment since I've lived there for a year. I'm thinking some mason jars need some embellishments!!

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  28. You know KWM creeps you on IG! :)

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  29. I am now following you on Twitter! Name: virtualbiscuit (don't ask lol)

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  30. I have never used washi tape before, but have been meaning to buy some on Etsy. If I had some, I would use it on cute "honey do" notes I leave for my husband. I would also use it to make pretty labels for things in my huge office bookcase which is so unorganized at the moment!

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  31. I would washi my dog! My baby! My car! Or at least outgoing mail. :)

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  32. I also follow your blog, but don't have Twitter or Instagram. Hope this counts :)

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  33. I'd love some washi tape to dress up hand written envelopes!

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  34. I think wrapping a gift for my niece or other kiddo would be perfect!

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  35. I follow you on instagram (@dangerrrmouse)

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  36. I would use it to decorate some jars I'm collecting!

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  37. I follow you on Twitter - @Mrs_Love

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  38. Christina RathburnApril 16, 2013 at 9:05 AM

    I think there could be some real fun/cute things to be made with that tape for the girls..although I would probably use it randomly for different things (cards, wrapping things up all pretty, etc)

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  39. I follow you on Twitter (@movingmommy)

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  40. I retweeted, retwitted...whatever... your giveaway :o)

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  41. I follow you on Instagram (paschnuckies)

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  42. I've got to admit that I've never used fun tape before! If I won this it would probably go to my pal Meredith. She loves all things paper crafty.

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  43. I love washi tape! I'd use to add color to letters and cards. :-)

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  44. I LOVE your blog and it is one of my daily reads, I follow it way too closely :)

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  45. I have ALMOST boughten decorative tape about 5 times but can never bring myself to spend the money. I think it is SO beautiful! I would use it for everything! Decorating my work notebooks, picture frames, mailing love letters and more! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  46. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that we are Insta friends (i'm letsgobeavers) :)

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  47. Ooooh, I love washi tape! I use it on gifts, letters, packages...I even made some Christmas ornaments with it this year!

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  48. And I follow you on Twitter!

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  49. So fun! As a renter I just love using washi tape to hang pictures on our walls.

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  50. I would use the fun decorative tape to scrapbook my pregnancy and baby's early days, preserving the memories of my sweet, sweet baby boy Sawyer!

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  51. I follow your blog faithfully every day :) Sadly, I don't use Twitter or Instagram, though ...

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  52. I would use the goodies for something fun in the new house!

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  53. and I follow you on Instagram!

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  54. I follow you on Twitter, as peasandluvfrmJO

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  55. I Tweeted your Give away here: https://twitter.com/peasandluvfrmJO/status/326134306516918272

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  56. LOL thats my husbands account but its me Jenn

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  57. Hi Karen! I'm now following your blog!

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  58. and I am now following you on twitter!

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  59. anddddd i just tweeted about your giveaway :)

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  60. and I follow you on instagram (both my twitter and instagram handle = _benswifey)

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  61. and last but not least, me and ben are in the middle of completely renovating our house... and one of the brandy new rooms will be my office for all my photography stuff! super excited to make it inspiring and the tape would come in handy ;)

    -cayla

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  62. Tape would be used to decorate lots of fun things like brown paper packages (often gifts) :)

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  63. tweeted https://twitter.com/Quantmlife/status/326178326714650624

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  64. I cannot alas follow you on instagram since I have no instagram ready devices

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