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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Uptown Jane Giveaway!!!

COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED! WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY IN A NEW POST. THANK YOU ALL WHO ENTERED! :)
IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR AND HOSTING A GIVEAWAY, PLEASE EMAIL US! SHEALYNN@GMAIL.COM - WE LOOK FORWARD IT!

Today The Benner Daily is hosting our first sponsor giveaway!! How fun!

I am sure you have all heard of Vanessa. Her blog, V & Co., is fabulous! Much inspiration there! Her's is one blog that I love reading. When I see she has written a new blog post that pops up in my Google Reader, it's one of the first ones I click on.

She and I have found out that we have lots in common. Besides our love for sewing, we also share a love of reading. The reading of Teen Fiction, that is. :) It's so much fun to connect with people that love teen fiction as I do. We talk about books we like, books we recommend, and the different scenes in said books. Our latest book talk has been about the Vampire Academy series. I got the 4th book in the series when it was released [yesterday] and I finished it today. Waiting for her to finish it, so we can talk about it. ;) ha ha!

Anyway. Vanessa is a super sweat gal with a super huge talent. And she lives in the Cuntry ya'll. There are cows right by her house. She has blogged about them before. Funny stuff!

OK! I will get on with it, and stop musing. ;)

Vanessa owns an Etsy shop called, V & Co. and Uptown Jane. She sells some great stuff in there! Want to know how generous she is? Dang! You're all going to love this!! The winner gets FOUR things!! Ready for it?

Here is what's up for grabs...

3 PDF Tutorials/Patterns!! Yes, you read that correctly. THREE of them!


Pincushions!

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Ruffle Pillows!

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Fabric Bracelets!

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AND!! 1 yard of some delicious Vintage Flower Fabric!!

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She's so rad! Want to know how to win this awesome giveaway??? OK, here's how to enter... remember. You do not have to answer ALL of these questions, but the more questions you answer, the more chances you have to win! ;)


Leave a comment for each one!!
And PLEASE remember to check back here to see if you have won! If you win, you must send me an email claiming your prize.


1. Leave a comment.
2. Go visit Vanessa's Shop. Tell me what other's things you're drooling over.
3. Visit Vanessa's blog. Leave some comment love.
4. Tell me about yourself! Could be anything! I love to get to know my readers! And/Or tell me your favorite book(s)!
5. Follow her blog.
6. Blog about the giveaway.
7. Tweet about it.
8. Tell your vast network of Facebook friends.
9. Follow Me on Twitter.
(Two options: here or here.)
10. Follow my blog.
11. Grab my blog button and/or my shop button on my sidebar, over there ------>
12. Click here to win a gift certificate for one of my camera strap slipcovers! You can also learn more about [if you want] me. I was honored as their Mommy of the Month!



This giveaway ends Next Monday!!


Thank you Vanessa for sponsoring The Benner Daily! You Rock! ;)

If you're interested in becoming a sponsor, we would Love to have you!
Please email for more information!
shealynn AT gmail.com



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Katie said...

Cute stuff! I'd love to win.

Shelly Benson said...

I've been reading the V & Co. blog for a few months (found her through The Lawsons Did Dallas), and would love to win some of her great stuff! Thanks!

Katie said...

i wanna win!!!! we also have the same tast in books as well... i just started the book "marked". I feel so young reading these!!

Elle's Mom said...

Oh man!! Would love to win this!!!

Marie said...

1. I love V stuff. I want to win!

marie.west1@gmail.com

Elle's Mom said...

I follow your blog.

Elle's Mom said...

I follow you on twitter.

Marie said...

2. Love the holly girly brown and blue bag. So cute!! I love all the stuff she makes!!

Marie said...

3. left a comment for V

Marie said...

5. I follow V's blog..

Marie said...

4. I am a military wife. That's how I got to know V. Love her to DEATH!

Kent and Katie said...

Oh, it would be so fun to win. Just to say that I won!

Kent and Katie said...

BTW, I love EVERYTHING V does. wait you think I'm kidding? totally not. The girl rocks.

Nancy said...

I always read V!!! I love her talents!! Ha, I am reading "teen" books, too, and I feel that there is so much good stuff out there now! Please enter me!

Kent and Katie said...

Right...um, I have a crafty blog that I love to mess around on. www.hipposanddinosaurs.blogspot.com (this is my comment about myself...:)

Nancy said...

I follow Vand Co.
~Nancy

Nancy said...

I follow you, too!
~Nancy

Nancy said...

I love the fabric bracelet or its tutorial and the ruffffled pillows!
~Nancy

Nancy said...

Got your button!!
~Nancy

Kent and Katie said...

Yeah...I also left a little love on V's blog

Whitney said...

1. Hi!

Whitney said...

2. I love her fabric bracelets!

Whitney said...

4. A little about myself:
I'm a SAHM mom of one (one year old boy) and I'm going back to school to get my master's in education.

Whitney said...

5. I follow her blog - love it!

Whitney said...

9. I followed you on twitter.

Thanks!

Jessie Lathroum said...

LOVE love love those pillows!! I hope i win!!!

Jessie Lathroum said...

i follow her blog!

Jessie Lathroum said...

Something about me.... I JUST finished my very first handmade quilt!!!!!

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Jessie Lathroum said...

i love the aqua barn wood frame! (especially against those cute red polka dots).

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madsmomma said...

Love her blog, love her things on Etsy!

madsmomma said...

Love the holly bag in brown! Sweet!

Sursi said...

Cute stuff, hope I win.

Sursi said...

I love her barn wood frame!! So cute and just as nice looking as a "designer" frame I saw online recently for over $100!

Sursi said...

This is my first time on your blog; I like to crochet and bake. And knit. Sort of. I'm learning.

Sursi said...

Re: #5 I follow her blog; that's how I saw this awesome giveaway.

Sursi said...

I now follow your blog too!

The Thueson's said...

I would love the patterns for those!! :) Those pillows are adorable :)

Brenda said...

I read V& Co every day. She's great.

Brenda said...

I do follow V's blog.

Brenda said...

Now I follow your blog.

Elisabeth said...

Vanessa is definitely in my top 5 favorite bloggers of all time, if not my absolute fave!

Elisabeth said...

I love everything in Vanessa's etsy shop, seriously! I've bought some of her patterns before and I'd love the ruffle pillow one. I also love her barn wood frames. In fact, I'm still kicking myself that I didn't buy a little framed embroidery that she had on there a little while ago.

Brenda said...

Love the Holly Girlie Bag in brown at V's shop.

Elisabeth said...

I follow Vanessa's blog too!

Elisabeth said...

I'm also leaving comments on Vanessa's blog, as I do a lot!

Elisabeth said...

I'm a mom who loves to sew, quilt, and decorate and create stuff, and hang out with my kids. I live in New England and I love the trees and the seasons! (before this I lived in Phoenix) Right now I'm house hunting which is some of the biggest stress I've ever gone through, it is ridiculously expensive here! I have four boys and finally two years ago had a daughter, which is so great- more excuses to make pretty stuff!
Thanks for the fun giveaway, I think I left 5 comments all together!

Penelope Anne said...

Pick me - Pick me!!!!

Penelope Anne said...

Im a single mom of 3 and I have 2 etsy stores. Candy Stick Lane and the Jump Off

Penelope Anne said...

I follow Vs Blog

Penelope Anne said...

I follow your blog

Penelope Anne said...

Tweeted
twitter.com/candysticklane

Penelope Anne said...

posted on fb

Penelope Anne said...

follow you on twitter

Penelope Anne said...

nabbed your button for my blog
candysticklane.blogspot.com

Penelope Anne said...

The barn wood frames are AWESOME!

Penelope Anne said...

commented on her blog XO

Nova said...

Love the scissor fabric!

brett and stacey said...

v and co. is one of my favorite blogs ever. she is so crafty. i have been drooling over those pillows since she put them in her shop.

simplymodernmom said...

Awesome- I love Vanessa's stuff.

woolanthropy said...

Wow. Another cool giveaway. You are awesome.

woolanthropy said...

V & CO.

cool blog.

Thanks for the introduction.

woolanthropy said...

I meant to write I commented and added her to my google reader too.

woolanthropy said...

Favorite book is the Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles

Currently reading My Life in France by Julia Child & Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris.

How are those teen vamp books? I have only seen the Twilight movie, but I find the Indian tribe element fascinating. Is that part better explored in the books?

Kristin said...

Great giveaway! Thanks to you both!

woolanthropy said...

tweet tweeted. This is fun.

Kelly O. said...

There's nothing like a V & Co giveaway! Yay! Thanks to you both!

Kelly O. said...

I have commented at V's

Kelly O. said...

I'm a stay at home mom of 2 and totally smitten with the writings of Sophie Kinsella--mainly because I can relate to her characters--so much that it's kind of scary :)

Beth said...

1. I love V's blog!!! Have been reading for some time!

Beth said...

2. I have wanted to find out how to make her bracelets for a while, now!

Beth said...

3. I just let a message on her blog.

Kelly O. said...

my fave's in V's shop right now would have to be her pattern's! Which is great because I can't wait to win ;)

I love love love her barnwood frames and her pillows are always so affordable and fabulous!

Kelly O. said...

I follow your blog

Kelly O. said...

I follow Vanessa's blog

Beth said...

4. I have come back to sewing and crafting after following blogs for some time. It's been so fun to see all the inspiration out there. Also, I've love knowing how many mammas out there are doing what I do. I just read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and highly recommend it. For youth (or you if you read like me), check out The Mysterious Benedict Society!

Beth said...

5. I already follow V's blog.

Deanne said...

way cool giveaway!!!

jaybird said...

{1} great giveaway.. we all love V!

jaybird said...

{2} her wood frames.. i need one.. seriously.

Tarrah said...

i follow v & co & would love, love to win!

jaybird said...

{3} already left her love.. did be4 i even came here.. cause i love her that much.

jaybird said...

{4} about me.. um my blog does this best.. i have too much energy for one body!!

jaybird said...

{5} of course i follow V.. like i said.. she rocks.

jaybird said...

{6} done. lots of giveaways to blog about right now!!

jaybird said...

{10} i'm a follower now... and tired from comment overload!!

Tarrah said...

(2) i would love anything V has to offer!

Tarrah said...

(3) love, love to follow V!

Needled Mom said...

Great giveaway. I have always love her work.

Needled Mom said...

I am a follower Of Vanessa.

Needled Mom said...

About myself...hmmm. I love sewing and have been sewing since I was 5 years old. I had ADD and it was a way for my mom to control me. I am now 60+ and have still not lost my love of creating.

Bianca said...

oh i love vanessa's blog! and teen lit. woo hoo!

Needled Mom said...

Favorite item on site would be the ruffled pillow. It is just great!

Bianca said...

and i left a comment on the v&co blog. woo hoo again!

Bianca said...

i'm definitely drooling over those frames in her shop. and i love when she has those vintage zippers up...need to get me some of those.

Bianca said...

i already said i love teen lit. but to be more specific - i just read the hunger games - loved it!!

Nicole said...

How fun! I love Vanessa's stuff!

Lisa said...

Vanessa is so talented!! I love everything she makes. I would love to win the delicious Vintage Flower Fabric and the 3 patterns!! I've been really envious of her ruffle pillows for quite a while :)

Thanks!!
Lisa B.
lisabradford101@gmail.com

Nicole said...

What isn't drool worthy at Uptown Jane?? I am especially loving the barn wood frames right now.

Lisa said...

I'm also drooling over the holly girly bag (blue and red flowers) that she makes...adorable!!

Lisa B.
lisabradford101@gmail.com

Nicole said...

Something about me?? I also love Young Adult fiction. Really if I need something great, but no too heavy to read that is my go to genre. Have you read the Gemma Doyle Trilogy (by Libba Bray)??? if not you really should!

Tam said...

Oo oo oo! How lovely!

Nicole said...

I follow Vanessa's blog

Nicole said...

I commented on Vanessa's blog

Nicole said...

I follow your blog :)

Lisa said...

I left a comment on Vanessa's blog!!

Lisa B.
lisabradford101@gmail.com

Lisa said...

I'm a stay-at-home mom with three adorable boys, ages 3, 10, & 13. I home school. I love crafts and decorating, and enjoy reading blogs such as yours :)

Lisa B.
lisabradford101@gmail.com

Lisa said...

I'm a follower of Vanessa's blog!!

Lisa B.
lisabradford101@gmail.com

Julie @ Little One-of-a-Kind Design said...

I'd love to win the pin cushions...maybe then I'd be more motivated to finish my sewing projects!

ellen said...

I heart give-aways!

ellen said...

Something about me...I bake and sew at midnight!

Celeste said...

Wow! You are right - she has got some pretty cool stuff in her shop...and a pretty neat blog too :)

Celeste said...

I'm really lovin' her barn-wood frames!

Celeste said...

...Just left her some comment ♥

Angel said...

Yay giveaway!

Angel said...

I have been drooling over the fabric bracelet tutorial for a while now...how many times have I looked at it on etsy???? = ) (2)

Angel said...

comment love on the blog (3)

Angel said...

(4) I am temp. retired science teacher who is having WAY too much fun sewing on my time off with my girls....it is seriously killing my budget bying fabric so I am mostly addicted to the thrift store for fabric = )

Angel said...

(5) Already a faithful follower of her blog (on my sidebar in my blog)

Angel said...

(10) following this blog!

Celeste said...

About me...well, this could take a while! (I'll try to keep it short & sweet...the key word is *try*)

I am very passionate about my Christian faith - it is definitely the most important aspect of my life. Currently, I am the aide in the Kindergarten class at the school I just graduated from this past school year. (yes - I am 18 years old. LOL) I can not even put into words how much I LOVE being with the kids. They bring me such joy and seeing them each day adds so much to my life. (:

I also *really* love to cook/bake! I'm not quite sure how I developed this passion (because I don't even really consider myself a "foodie" or anything), but all I know is that I do. {And, I must say that I make the BEST chocolate chip cookies!}

Recently, I got a new DSLR camera and I have quickly realized how much I also love photography. I have always had an interest, but now I can see myself *really* "getting into it." ;)

Oh yeah - I love politics. And by "love" - I really mean that I love supporting Conservative/Republican causes/values. Pretty much everyone I know will admit that I can present a *pretty* convincing argument to defend my political views. I find the whole political world fascinating. I've actually thought about possibly trying to become a speech-writer for the GOP. But how I would actually going about becoming one - I have no idea.

And, some miscellanious "tid-bits" about me:

- I love etsy
- I hate shopping for pants (they always seem too big)... so I really love wearing dresses
- I am definitely a "Daddy's girl"
- I am not really a fan of gold-tones...I prefer silver
- Bumper stickers annoy me (the thought of putting adhesive on your car makes me cringe)
- I live in Florida (always have)
- I'm obsessed with names, so if anyone wants advice with naming their kids - let me know.
- I actually really love auto-mechanics (a girly-girl that likes to tinker with transmissions...who knew? I know - weird, right?!)

Celeste said...

I'm now following Vanessa's blog

Celeste said...

I follow you on twitter

Celeste said...

I follow your blog

Celeste said...

AND! I've got your button :)

amylouwho said...

What a fantastic giveaway!!

amylouwho said...

I love her ruffle pillows. For reals!!

amylouwho said...

I love leaving Vanessa comment love. She was very helpful with the "i've been there advice" while my hubby was deployed this summer.

Trent and Carlie & Co. said...

~ I would love to win! I love Vanessa's creativity!
~ I love the girly bag. I don't need another bag - but I love them.
~ I left Vanessa some love. :)
~ I am a mom to identical twin girls.
~ I follow V&Co
~ I now follow your blog!

amylouwho said...

I first heard about you from a random girl I met at Busch Gardens in Virginia. She had one of your camera straps, because she had taken Candice's class at Jessica Sprague. Turns out we had a ton in common and even knew a bunch of the same people. I ended up taking Candice's class and now follow your blog! Was that TMI?

amylouwho said...

I follow Vanessa's blog.

amylouwho said...

I also follow your blog.

amylouwho said...

and NOW I'm going to go follow you on twitter!

are you sick of all my entries yet?

zarina said...

You rock girl. Being kind in arranging this great giveaway and giving us easy ways of increasing our chances to win.

Ashley said...

I'm leaving a comment... and crossing my fingers!

Ashley said...

Oooo, I love her Barn Wood Frames!

zarina said...

I love bags but I don't make them. So I am drooling for this the holly girly bag (blue and red flowers).

Ashley said...

about me:

i'm 16
i'm the oldest of five, soon to be six
i have four brothers, and my first sister on the way!!!

catie said...

i ADORED vanessa's blog. she is always one of the first blogs i click on when i'm looking for inspiration! i'm SO EXCITED about this giveaway!

zarina said...

I love Vanessa's blog. She mixes in about her family and which I think makes a wholesome blog (like mine).

Ashley said...

I left Vanessa comment love!

lanakae said...

I so love the holly girly bag!

catie said...

i actually want the fabric bracelet tutorial off her etsy store, one of the main reasons i'm so excited about this giveaway!

catie said...

just commented on v & co.

catie said...

my favorite book is "to kill a mockingbird." i adored sophomore english class. :)

zarina said...

Books - that is the top of my favourite list, just a bit above fabric. My favourite author is John Sandford of the Prey series. Try him - his gory all over.

Deeanna said...

Oh, hey... Vanessa is a blog QUEEN. But, she links up with the best of the best. Now I've got your blog to enjoy too.

catie said...

i already follow vanessa!

giddygoat said...

I've been a fan of Vanessa for well over a year. She's real, honest, funny, and generous.

lanakae said...

I love her blog, I left a comment telling her how amazing she is!

lanakae said...

Yes and I am a follower of her blog.

lanakae said...

A little about me... since having my little girl a year ago I learned how to sew and have sewed all kinds of stuff for her and am LOVING IT! You can check out what I have made here... http://lanalulucreations.blogspot.com/

Jawan said...

#1: Leave a comment:

I just love giveaways...especially when they involve things made by hand - one o' a kind Thanks!

Jawan said...

Ummmm....those fabric bracelets (esp. the green!) are adorable. I M.U.S.T. have that pattern! Drooling!

Jawan said...

Just left V & Co. some comment love. She's so talented.

Jawan said...

I follow her blog....I would be crazy not to.

Jawan said...

Tell you about myself: I have six root canals in my mouth due to my love of sweets. My dentist is rich.

zarina said...

I am now a follower to your blog.

tammi said...

I love V's patterns. and that turquoise barnwood frame is wonderful!

tammi said...

I already follow V and Co. Lovve it!

tammi said...

Now I'm following you on Twitter!

zarina said...

I thought I was a follower to Vanessa's blog (I have her in my daily list) but not yet and its been changed.

tammi said...

Something about me... I am a pediatrician, I love sewing and knitting, and ballroom dancing. And I am learning to make jewelry. Maybe I need more hobbies...

lindagerig said...

I already follow V and co blog. love it. lindagerig@sbcglobal.net

Somer said...

Love the pillow!

Somer said...

I need to buy the three flowers pattern.

Somer said...

I didn't cry when my daughter got on the bus today for her first day of school.

Andrea said...

I love, love, love the bracelet!

Darin, Jenn and Ivy Warnick said...

I went to buy a bracelet pattern the other day and they were gone. OOh I want it!

Mystica said...

Would love the vintage fabric!!

please count me in and thanks for being so generous.

Mystica

Jodie B-C said...

I love the pincushions...would love to win!

Jodie B-C said...

I work the night shift...that's why I'm leaving comments at 0330!

stitchinpenny said...

look at the bracelets, my daughters would love them. The pincushions are great. Everything is wonderful.

Treasuresofjoy said...

I am and avid V and Co. reader it is in my google reader!
I love her redo's! Great blog!

Treasuresofjoy said...

My favorite book right now is Barbie and the DIamond castle read by my 6yr. old. (or any book read by her)!

Treasuresofjoy said...

I love that blue barn frame in her shop!

Treasuresofjoy said...

Of course I went to visit Vanessa's blog!

shana said...

I just became a follower of your blog. Woo hoo, one entry for me!

shana said...

I already follow the V & Co blog!

shana said...

I LOVE to read . . . my most recent favorite was "Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life" by Amy Krauss Rosenthal. I loved it. Such a fun, light, easy read! Give it a shot!

shana said...

I really think those fabric bracelets are adorable!!

shana said...

Left a comment on V & Co too!

Rachel said...

Thanks to Vanessa for sponsoring the giveaway and directing me to your great site. I love her blog and check it frequently.

Shannon said...

I love her stuff. Thanks for sharing!

Lil Sunbeam said...

I follow your blog

lilsunbeams@ymail.com

Lil Sunbeam said...

I have checked out Vanessa's blog numerous times. Love the Tutorials that she gives. I am glad she directed me to your blog. I am enjoying it.

Rebecca said...

I looove her stuff!!!!!

Lil Sunbeam said...

I love to read. When I read the twilight series, I read each book in a day. Have you ever read books by Marcia McClure. If not you ought to check them out. They are great reads. My favorite of her is Heavenly Surrender.

Rebecca said...

I love the fabric bracelet tutorial!

Rebecca said...

I love all of the books by Liz Kessler.

The Weaver Family said...

I would love to sew something for this fabric for Aubrey. Oh and my favorite book right now is called "the Natashas". It is a hard read about the emerging sex slavery trade.

Alayne said...

ILOVE her ruffled pillows! I need to sew up a few for my Girly girl's new room!

Rebecca said...

I am a follower

The Nash's said...

I hope I win!!

Alayne said...

in Uptown Jane's shop I love the barnwood frames. I'm drooling over them- SO cute!

The Nash's said...

I follow your blog!

The Nash's said...

I follow V & Co.!

The Nash's said...

I love V's barn wood frames, so cute.

Alayne said...

I am a stay at home mom to 2(soon to be 3) little ones ages three and under. I also own a small business which gets attention during naptimes, and after the kiddos are down for the night.

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