November 13, 2011

You are a gift. [A giveaway.]

a sign

Yesterday I took the long way, with an iced green tea and Helplessness Blues by Fleet Foxes (best music for a drive, ever) and took the winding roads along the beach to attend an open house for my friend's gorgeous etsy shop, Heart Box Studio.

Chrissy's book The Gift was in ArtPrize this year --it was so awesome that we got to see her in Grand Rapids last month.

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We met a few years ago through our old church. She was known as the Grayson-whisperer. She taught his class and he'd crawl into her arms and stay there. She is ridiculously talented, and I happen to like her very, very much.

The Artful Heart open house

Today her home was filled with cookies and cupcakes and beautiful people and art.

note cards

gifts
beautiful things grow with love


prints
prints

jars
jars

chandelier
a chalkboard chandelier

So, I did a little Christmas shopping while I was at the open house, and also bought a couple more copies of The Gift. She graciously signed one for my niece & nephew for Christmas and I bought an extra one to give away to one of you.

The Gift

I also purchased several of her beautiful cards and will certainly toss one or two in there with the book, as well as some other fun things. How about it?

Would be lovely if you'd...
Like Heart Box Studio on Facebook
Add Heart Box Studio as a favorite shop on etsy
Check out Chrissy's blog

(but none of those are required to enter to win)

Win! Leave [one] comment below and I'll choose someone at random to win a signed, personalized copy of The Gift. Giveaway ends Saturday 11.19.11 at midnight. Open to everyone. I'll ship anywhere!


This post is not sponsored -- I just wanted to share my friend's shop with you, and all items up for giveaway have been purchased by me.


Congrats to Apple!

62 comments:

  1. How do you not walk out of there with a hundred new pretty things is beyond me? That place looks dangerous to me. lol

    Janelle
    GraceTags

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  2. Your friend's store looks amazing. I need the directions to get there. I definitely want to check it out. I would love to read her book too. I can always trust you to find the best places.

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  3. That is actually her HOUSE. It's gorgeous. It was filled with items from her etsy shop for an open house. Hopefully she'll have one again!

    Steph

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  4. Her house is so cute! Loved it all!

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  5. Such beautiful stuff, and how beautiful are you to showcase her! Thank you!

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  6. What a talented friend, her house looks absolutely enchanting. I definitely want some of that magic to come my way!

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  7. Sounds like a beautiful drive and looks like a delightful open house to go to. Checking out her Etsy shop right now. (Love Etsy for Christmas shopping!)

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  8. Wow. First, she is talented. Second, you are so lucky to be surrounded by creative people like that. And that house... AMAZING. I'm about to get lost in her blog, so inspiring!

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  9. What beautiful and creative stuff she creates!

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  10. What beautiful, beautiful things!

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  11. First of all, if those are your photographs...I have truly been touched by my "angel" this morning. Not sure if you knew I was headed to my 1st photog class, but I needed this post to encourage me to DO IT! Being here in Austin has given me a new meaning to life and seeing things from a different prospective. The items your friend creates are beautiful! I'm headed to her FB site NOW!

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  12. That the pages of the book are handcut and hand painted is marvelous. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. That button gate is just fabulous--her whole house looks absolutely enchanting!

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  14. Would love to win a copy of the book it sounds beautiful! I want to read it to my son ;)

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  15. I wish I had an ounce of the creativity and talent she has!!!

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  16. wow all the stuff in that little shop looks amazing, I'd have to buy everything they have if I went in :) beautiful!

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  17. I'd never heard of this shop. It's all so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Oh, so lovely! It would be a wonderful place to get lost and enjoy beautiful things.

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  19. How sweet of you to share - crossing my fingers!

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  20. Thanks for yet another awesome giveaway! Her stuff looks wonderful...best of luck with her Etsy shop!

    Heather

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  21. wow...she is very talented...such beautiful things!

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  22. What a generous giveaway! I would love to win a copy of The Gift.

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  23. I just got lost in her shop. Wow. Her cards are amazing. If she has another open house, take me!

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  24. lovely things...so much, I could buy it all.

    Jen

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  25. At first glance of this post I got crazy excited thinking this was a brick and mortar shop that I would gladly travel to because it looks SO awesome! Bummer it's just online...but gorgeous stuff! :) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  26. cute stuff!! I didn't get to see her piece at Art Prize, bummer!

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  27. Oh, wow! Her things are lovely. I want to buy everything. And what a delightful way for you to spend a Saturday!

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  28. Wow! Such beautiful art! I would LOVE this book!

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  29. Love it! Such beautiful and creative things. :)

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  30. Chrissy is blessed to have such a thoughtful friend! I went to her FB page to "like" it and was excited to see she is a fellow Hoosier. :)

    The Gift is such a gorgeous children's book! The dimensional aspect is unique and the colors are so vibrant. My little Greta would love this book.

    Thanks for the giveaway. I'm off to explore her Etsy shop some more.

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  31. I just found your blog a few days ago and I LOVE it. :) Here's a new fan! You're very real and transparent with a gift of words. Beautiful. Etsy is just dreamy. I'll look for your friend.

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  32. The Gift looks like such an amazing book! Thanks for letting us know about her shop! I may have to get that book for my daughter even if I wasn't to win!

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  33. What a lovely book! My kiddos would absolutely love it!

    heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

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  34. Everything is so pretty!!! I just love it all!!!

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  35. Such cute things!! It looks like a magical place! :)

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  36. wow! thanks so much for introducing us to her shop - I've just added it to my "favorites" <3

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  37. What talent!

    Her house is gorgeous, as is all her art!!

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  38. How stunning! As a crafter and writer myself, I wish my house looked one iota like that on its best day!! I checked out her blog and I liked her FB page, can't wait to see the new things she posts! Thank you for sharing! You too, have a gift...
    Jen
    Thewholebagofchips.com

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  39. Beautiful home! Gorgeous items! And what a lovely friend you are! :)

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  40. That sounds like so much fun!! I'd love the chance to win! Thanks so much!

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  41. She has such a beautiful home and I love all of her things. I could spend a lot of money in her etsy shop.

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  42. Looks like fun! Wished I lived many hours closer!

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  43. Fell in love with the unique sign at first glance. I'm a sucker for "way cool handwriting". Then filling my eyes and heart with all the goodies that your friend created from her own heart! Thanks for taking us along for her open house!
    Joy!
    Julia : )
    jjriedel@honey.toast.net

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  44. Since seeing her work in Art Prize I am in love with all things Heart Box Studio. The message, the colors, the details. Amazing! I love the glimpses inside her open house too. Thanks for the opportunity to win Steph!

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  45. Swooning at all the awesomeness. Seriously. That chandelier! Are you kidding me? Gorgeous.

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  46. WOW. Her home and art are amazing. What a gift God has given her.

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  47. Heart Box Studio looks awesome! As does your friend's home and the decorations. Lots of hometown talent in your neck of the woods!!

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  48. That book looks awesome. Wouldn't it be great to own the original?

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  49. Lovely! I especially like her notecards.

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  50. What a treasure it would be to have such a beautiful book to read to my girls!

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  51. All of it is just special! I want!

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  52. How I wish I could have been there! It looks like such a creative place full of beauty and goodness and hope. I need that these days. Maybe she'll let someone move in to help her dust? ;)

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  53. That book is gorgeous and I would love to win it :)

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  54. I think I would want to buy everything in that shop!

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  55. You are an incredible friend. And your friend has an incredible shop! I've bookmarked it for future reference :)

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  56. That shop looks like heaven pure heaven. I don't think I could ever leave!.

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  57. The items in the store are amazing! It makes me wish I was more crafty! The book would be a great addition to the nursery.

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  58. I tried to comment last night on my phone, but I don't think it posted, so I'm super sorry if I'm just missing it and post twice. I love the pictures and the message of this studio! Liked them on fb too! Fingers crossed we win the book! :)

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