Sunday, October 25, 2009

(100th+ post) GIVEAWAY: Tag! Maybe you're it?

Hello all! My time has flown by fast! I've been much more diligent about this blog than I expected and I appreciate all the comments and encouragement from people.

This is about the 100th (+?)  decent post I have made here after the deletion of the intro post of this blog (I know a crime, but it was so bad and incongruent I felt it had to go)

As I enjoy celebratin' and giftin' I would like to do both of those things below:

Remember I talked earlier about garden craftiness and labels/tags? Well I did some more experimenting and found that I could use my nifty glass paint on the metal can tags I make and thus create really nice durably designed ones, woohoo!

These are BAKED on, so won't wash off like regular paint or nail polish a person might use.

Here they are, being modeled with a little Cuban oregano so you can idea of them being in use. (kind of crowded I know)
So, in celebration, I will randomly choose by the end of the week (Happy Halloween) one person who commented to send these to (you'll be contacted via email as to where you'd like me to send it).

NOTE: I'd like to apologize about the purple-yellow one... I was trying to do a lotus type thing, but it didn't turn out quite as well I would have liked. I still enjoy it personally myself, but if you want tags and don't like it so much, just tell me.

Thanks again and best of luck!


Flowers said...

I have been reading your posts from a very long time. Enjoys going through it. Keep up the good work.

Rosey Pollen said...

Congrats on your 100th post! I have missed out on a lot of them! I will need to go back and do some reading. These labels are fantastic. I hope I win them. :)
BUt if I don't I will try to figure out how to make them.
Please let me know If I can link back to you, I did a post about labels last week , I would give YOU all the credit and people would come by the thousands to your blog. Ok. maybe not thousands.
You are a clever girl!

Michelle said...

I like the before and after ones. They are nice with just the design cutout too. I would like to try to make some with my granddaughter as she is nine and loves plants. I would like for her to have a garden also so she could use tags for hers. I have got her into composting and gave her family a composter so she can compost like grandma.

tina said...

Congrats on your 100th post~! A big milestone indeed. I'd love to be entered. These tags are awesome.

janie said...

Count me in. I love these tags.

Scott & Liz said...

Congrats on both your labor and your 100th. I've enjoyed reading a bunch of them.

tess said...

congratulations on 100 posts, good work, love seeing your frogs & toppled gnome

Anonymous said...

I was just trying to find your original post since I was making some this weekend! They look great with the paint. Looks good, keep it up!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your 100th post!

Ginger said...

Those are insanely cute and I would love them!

Enjoying your blog!

persephone said...

@all!-Thank you again for your congratulations! It's been great and I really wanted to show my appreciation to you all by doing a giveaway. Best of luck to all and results will be announced November 1st at latest! Just as a note, these tags have are like the unadorned ones in my tutorial w/the original can paint on the back which is most likely some beer brand; if that's a problem, please tell me!

@flowers: Thank you for keeping up with me and the encouragement, it helps me thrive!

@rosey: The post has a tutorial when you click on the tags/labels word underlined, so I hope that helps if you do want to make them for fun. Please link to me! I'd love it and you for doing so ;)

@michelle: YES! Get the kids while they're young! I am working on doing that with my 2 year old niece who's momma, my sister, is not a gardener! So it's a tough battle! Great to teach her that composting is not hard and that waste is a terrible thing to waste!

@tina and Janie: You both are in and in the running, best of luck at winning!

@Scott&Liz: Thanks for going back and reading, I like to believe I have valuable info :)

@Tess: The gnomes will fall under the frog revolution! Down with those tricksy gnomes!

@bcooper5: My token original reader! Thanks again! The link for the labels tutorial is the underlined word labels/tags in the post. Hmmm, I hoped I don't know if the urls are translating/or working other people's end as people have been asking me about this... Best of luck on your creating though!

@vtlarica:Thanks again and stay lovely!

jeannine said...

Beautiful tags! Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win! pe_mayfield{at}yahoo{dot}com

Anonymous said...

The links work fine! I just happened to come to your site during the weekend looking for just what you were talking about.

persephone said...

@ginger: They were a lot of fun to make! I "borrowed" a foreign import can from one neighbor's bin (Stroh's I think?) and I don't know what they make those from, maybe steel but I could NOT cut into sadly these tags have only boring domestic brands on the back... the only sign of their origination!

@jeannine: Thanks for the compliment and best of luck!

@bcooper5: Whew! Good to know that I wasn't being idiotic! I really try to avoid that mental state, but sometimes it just catches up with me!