Saturday, November 27, 2010

Ink Stains is 3!!! Giant Give-A-Way

Wooo Hooo!!!

It was three years ago today that I finally built up the courage to start this blog.  At that time I wasn't sure anyone but friends would visit ~ lucky for me I was right....as I have made many many friends here and have enjoyed every minute of it :)

So I want to thank all of my inky friends out there with a special little give-a-way...

I will be giving away three of my Paris themed distressed glass tile charms to three inky readers...
one for each year of course....

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and

In anticipation of this very special blog birthday I have been collecting this fun pile of goodies which includes a nice variety of rubber stamps, one of my favorite colors of ink (lettuce), a set of Enamel Accents, a bit of rayon ribbon ready for you to dye, a nifty Ranger embossing recipe book, a set of Tim Holtz Seasonal Embossing Masks, Tim Holtz Ideaology Lost & Found Salvage Stickers as well as the Ideaology Lost & Found 12x12 pad of paper, a few sheets of Grunge Board plus a few extra surprises!! 

That's a total retail value of over $100.00!!!

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Ink Stains 3 001

What do you have to do to be entered to win?

Well there are lots of ways to enter ~ all very easy :) 

1) You can simply post a comment letting me know what your favorite part of Ink Stains is...be it a specific technique (or all of them), card ideas, collage or altered art projects, the various quotes and sentiment posts, product comparisons, new and different ways to use Ranger products, Ink Blending Tool fun, etc...

2) Become an Ink Stains Follower (located in the right side bar) if you're not already.

3) Post a link to this Blog Birthday thread on your blog, facebook page or favorite forum (or all three) and come back here and share a link to it.

4) Post a correct answer to one or more of the Ink Stains Trivia questions I will be posting later today.

So that's a total of 10 chances to enter!! 

It's up to you how many times you actually do enter but remember...you can't win if you don't post!

You will have until 12-4-10 to enter to win!

Good Luck Friends
and
THANKS
for sharing these 3 fun filled years with me!!

You're why I do what I do!

64 comments:

  1. Judy Laughlin (Seattle)November 27, 2010 at 11:04 AM

    Happy Anniversary to you! And aren't we all glad you started this blog. Thanks for sharing what you do! I really appreciate seeing all the different techniques you share and show! The pictures are worth a bunch!
    You are one talented lady! You are a regular stop on my daily blog read. Continued good luck and blessings to you!

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  2. Happy Anniversary Roni!!! You already know how much I love your stuff. My favorite part of your blog is YOU! Your work is amazing and I'm happy to say that some of it is embellishes my scrapbooks. Here's to many more years of success for both you and Ink Stains.

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  3. Happy Anniversary to you, Roni. I love visiting your blog, especially love your workshops. Please coin me in for your wonderful Give-A-Way.

    Have a nice sunday

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  4. Happy Anniversary! it's always fun to stop by your blog and see what you are creating. thank you for sharing, stamping sue

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  5. Happy Anniversary Roni! I don't always comment, but I always visit! I love your tutorials and techniques and all your great ideas. I'll probably be linking back to your cork gingerbread men soon on my blog as I'm featuring blog artists and some of their work right now. Cheers!

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  6. Happy Anniversary Roni! I don't always comment, but I always visit! I love your tutorials and techniques and all your great ideas. I'll probably be linking back to your cork gingerbread men soon on my blog as I'm featuring blog artists and some of their work right now. Cheers!

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  7. congratulations on your anniversary! I enjoy coming to your blog for all kinds of fun and inspiration - and I hope you will continue to inspire your many fans for many more years.
    It is hard to pick just one favorite reason for visiting your blog. I love the vintage cards, the collection of sayings and verses, and the projects you do.
    Thanks for sharing so much with us!
    Donna Lee Williams
    Dover, DE

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  8. Happy Anniversary Roni!! :) I always knew you could do it. You have amazing talent. One of my fave albums is the bugs mini you made for me. :D

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  9. Oh yeah - and I follow your blog. I've been subbed via email for a long time now. ;)

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  10. Happy anniversary, Roni! My favourite part of Ink Stains is the many wonderful techniques that you keep showing us! I especially appreciate how you make a real effort to show the details of every project, by taking all those lovely photos.

    Have a nice weekend!

    --Mina

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  11. Hi Rony,
    Happy anniversary!
    I visit your blog on a daily basis and because i'm a beginning stamper/crafter I love aspecially the technique parts.

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  12. Hi Roni
    Happy 3rd blogoversary.

    My favorite part of Ink Stains are the tutorials. I love any kind of tutorials and yours are very good and well explained.

    Thanks for giving us a chance to win this huge blog candy!

    Have a nice weekend!

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  13. Happy 3rd Anniversary. Tanks for offering up such fun and bountiful candy! I am already a follower.

    I love so much of what you do here but my fav thing is how you show us what to do with Ranger products. Love cards, altered art projects also!! Glad you started your blog and that I have found it!

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  14. Happy Three Year Blog Anniversary, Roni. I try to visit most days, and what brought me to you, was the post that I somehow found in which you wrote the very best ever way to stamp using a mask. Truly worth a great deal more than the admission price (grin). I will be posting to my blog, too. Will send the link when I post it.

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  15. Happy Anniversary to you!!! I love your blog and have been reading it for almost 3 years. My favorite part of the blog is that you aren't afraid to try new techniques or use unusual items to create your projects. You are such an inspiration. Thank you for being that inspiration and I hope the next years are even better than the 1st three years.

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  16. I love your blog and all you share. I love your "out of the box" techniques and frugal ideas.

    I love your book and highly recommend it.

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  17. Happy Anniversary. I love your blog and I would say what I like the best is your writing. You make it so easy to duplicate your techniques at home. Thank you.

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  18. Happy Anniversary!!! I'm so glad you decided to start this blog. I came across you last year during Tim's Tags of Christmas. I enjoy learning so many different techniques you share as well as the inspiration you create when sharing your talented creations! Looking forward to be a follower for years to come!!

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  19. 1) My favorite part is inking techniques...I can't be more specific than that because I love them all!

    2)I'm a follower!



    and I posted all the answers in your newer post...I think I got most of them right :)
    Thanks for the chance to win...I would LOVE to win..haven't played with the enamels yet and I would love the embossing book! Thanks and again HAPPY BIRTHDAY INK STAINS and RONI!

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  20. love all your excellent instructions,frugal ideas,techniques explained so that even a dummy like me can follow.your ideas are fantastic.
    br3n

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  21. WOOO HOOO 3 years!! My favorite part is YOU! You unselfishly give your time and talent and answer our endless questions! Your art is amazing and I love this place!

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  22. Happy Anniversary, Roni! I don't always comment but I do so enjoy your techniques and tutorials. My favorite thing is your generosity in sharing all of your knowledge and the fun you have with creating! I am also a follower and will post your giveaway on my sidebar, too.

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  23. Happy Birthday Roni!!
    I found your blog after reading your new book- which gave me the confidence to spread my artistic wings a little- baby steps. my most fav project of yours recently was the decorated pumpkins they were gorgeous and made me realsie you can alter ANYTHING! But yes I also love how you make everything accessible to everyone- and your friendly blogging-so thank you and happy Birthday x Debi x

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  24. Happy 3 year anniversary to Ink Stains! I always love to pop in here and see what's new. Always great ideas, and I love that you share the details with us so we can try it out too. Also love the giveaways... you're always so generous!
    DeniseB

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  25. I check in her often anyway, but now I am an official follower!
    DeniseB

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  26. I first learned of your wonderful work when I checked your book out of the Grapevine, Texas library. Your book directed me to your blog and I have avidly followed you every day since. I love your creativity and your willingness to share with and inspire us. Congrats on your anniversary. I look forward to many more years of ink stains.

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  27. Happy Anniversary Ink Stains, oh and you too Roni - LOL! Thank you so much for 3 years of your wonderful art and your generosity. What is my favorite part of Ink Stains? All of it! From your quote collection, your vintage postcards, your techniques, I love it all! You inspire me and thank you for all the fun!

    Elaine Allen

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  28. Happy 3rd Birthday! I love your style and that you explain everything so well. I can't wait to see what is new and have not even begun to finish exploring around on everything I've missed so far! Here's to the next 3 years too!

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  29. Happy 3rd anniversary, Roni!
    I love all your creation.You are so talented and such a great blogger.
    I'm a follower and I posted your candy on sidebar in my blog!!!!
    Thank you for the chance to win!!!!

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  30. Congratulations on your 3 years!! What an awesome giveaway. I'm always looking for things to learn, so I have to say your tutorials are one of my favorites things about your blog. Thanks for that and for your giveaway.

    Nelly

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  31. Happy 43rd Anniversary Roni!! I love your blog and tell everyone I know to check it out!! The thing I love most is that I can go back to whatever post I want to read again (or technique or whatever)simply by clicking on the item on the left side of the page! I do this a lot too! I love all of your info! Thanks for everything!!

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  32. I am already a follower of your blog! Like I said..I love to come here and learn, learn, learn!!

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  33. http://inkstainswithroni.blogspot.com/2010/09/distressed-glazed-brown-bag-technique.html
    This is my absoluut favorite post.
    The way you explaned it was great I became a follower at once . And i like your work very much . I now can see I my google reader always your impressive blogpost. Thank you for charing so much and HAPPY anniversary!!
    Greetings Miek

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  34. All the items you post are equally interesting! Love your tutorials and your book. I followed you already in google reader, but I've signed up to follow here too (Julie). I've posted your candy in the sidebar of my blog http://artyventure.wordpress.com/. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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  35. Happy Blogoversary! I love your enthusiasm; it's absolutely infectious. After reading your posts, I want to run straight to my craft desk and make something!

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  36. Happy Anniversary, Roni. I'm somewhat new to your blog and have been visiting you daily for about 6months now. I really love seeing all the different techniques that you share with us, the vintage cards, and of course, the fabulous collection of quotes. So, Happy, Happy, and many more!

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  37. Wow, Happy 3rd Birthday! Thanks so much for inspiring us for 3 years. :) It would be very hard to pick just one thing that is a favorite, but if I must... can I say your willingness to share your amazing techniques? I just love coming here and learning something new, and I very much appreciate how you step out each technique with photos and instructions that are so easy to follow. I know that it takes tons of time and lots of work, and I want to thank you so very very much!

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  38. Happy anniversary! In May 2008 you posted 59!

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  39. Congratulations, Roni! I've been a follower for about as long as I have been blogging myself and I do love your technique tutorials ánd the product comparisons.
    Your blog is always inspiring!
    I will link to your absolutely fantastic give-aways, will let you know when.
    Please keep on blogging for at least another 3 years!

    Love,
    Saskia

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  40. Happy Anniversary!! This is such a fantastic blog. I look forward to reading it every day!! I wish you many, many more blog years filled with wonderful techniques!!!

    Maureen in Mass.

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  41. Happy Anniversary to You and Ink Stains! I love all the techniques and workshops you have here. I read your blog daily.

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  42. I've come here almost everyday for at least a year. I love to see all the different techniques that you show us. you make them all so easy to understand with the photos and your comments on your results. Happy Anniversary!

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  43. Happy Anniversary! I love your style - it is different from mine and I love to see what you come up with. I love the fact that you use Ranger products, because I have so many of them and I like to see different ways of using their products.
    Thanks for all the inspiration and fun - here is to many more years!
    Sandra

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  44. Just found your blog. Love those tiles. Would appreciate a tutorial. First time here but I plan to come back, for sure! Checked out your book, too.

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  45. Congrats on another year! The time certainly goes quickly these days...
    I enjoy your cards. I don't do enough cardmaking these days so it's always nice to have some inspiration.

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  46. I love all of the tutorials and seeing the wonderful projects you create! Happy Anniversary!

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  47. Elizabeth has sent me over and I am a new follower. I want to learn all about this neat stuff.

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  48. I love how you attack new techniques with gusto and show enough samples so a reader can really get a feel for the results. Happy 3 Year Blogiversary ... and here's to many more.

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  49. I am a BIG fan of your blog, but you know that by now, I am sure!! And everyday I'm looking forward to see what you've posted!
    I like a lot of the techniques on your blog, and in the past I've used lots of it for inspiration.
    The answers to the questions are in your next post.
    Link to this post on my blog:
    http://elliecreahoekje.blogspot.com/2010/11/iets-winnen-do-you-want-to-something.html

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  50. I guess my favorite part of Ink Stains is all the neat projects and techniques you share. And Happy 3rd Anniversary! We are so glad you started your blog!

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  51. Roni, Happy Anniversary. Love all of the techniques and tutorials. No favourit, sorry - love it all.

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  52. Happy Anniversary Roni! I love that you are so down to earth and give you failures and along with successes when using a product to make a project. Keep up the good work.

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  53. Hi, Rony, it's me again. I just wanted to say I put your give-away on my side-bar.

    Love,
    Saskia

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  54. Happy Anniversary! I love all the inspiration I get from your blog. You share so freely with us all your tips and techniques all the time.

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  55. Happy Anniversary! I haven't been reading your blog for the whole 3 years, so clearly there are lots of old posts for me to catch up on! Thank you for this giveaway. I think my favourite item would be the Tim Holtz Lost & Found stickers but it could be the Lettuce ink pad, I love that colour! But the entire collection looks good (what's not to love about Ranger products) and your distressed glass tiles are especially lovely.

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  56. Happy Anniversary Roni!! My favorite thing about your great blog is all the new things you share with us and all the wonderful techqniues you know and share with us your blog followers and readers!!

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  57. Happy Blog Anniversary! I love your blog and your book. My favorite projects are the altered art pieces. :) I'm also a follower.

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  58. happy anniversary!!! i like your blog and check it out several times a week. i especially enjoy the way you show us how you made the projects. you are very talented. so many great projects to inspire us all.

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  59. Happy Anniversary! I appreciate how generous you are in sharing your techniques. You also make us think about using what is in our stash. There isn't a list of new things to buy to make what you share. Thanks, Roni.

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  60. I follow your blog already..it is one of my very favorites!

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  61. Happy Aniversary! I love everything you post but I look forward to the technique tutorials the most. I am new at card making and finding your blog has changed my work for the best! Thank you!

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  62. Happy 3 year anniversary to you and Ink Stains Roni. I am so very very privileged to have known you "before" and to have seen iNK Stains grow from a shy little blog to a huge source of inspiration to crafters around the world! My favorite part of Ink Stains is the step by step tutorials that make us all feel like we have it within ourselves to create beauty. I also love your product reviews which are always thorough and fair. Two of my very favorite products were directly influenced by your blog (Tim Holtz ink blending tool and the Inkssentials white gel pen!)Roni, you ROCK!

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