Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The Very First (of several) Julie Birkemeier Photography BLOG GIVEAWAYS!

Ladies and Gents, how many times have you or your girlfriend/wife taken off a pair of earrings before going to bed only to end up losing one half of the set because, say, your cat jumped up on the dresser and started knocking trinkets onto the floor so you would wake up and feed him?  I feel your pain, and I want to do something about it.  Introducing, my very first (but certainly not last) blog giveaway!  In honor of your jewelry that your cats are violating, I am giving away a custom made jewelry box.  This box is hand-stained and features a panoramic photograph of a dogwood branch in a lovely sepia tone.  It measures approximately 8 x 3 inches.  




To enter: Simply leave a comment on this post--you can say anything you want.  Give yourself another chance to win by following my blog (let me know that you're doing so in the comment). AND give yourself yet another chance to win by mentioning one of the items in my Etsy shop that you like (or don't like--just pretend).  The winner will be chosen at random on Friday, May 15 at 12:00 CST and announced on this blog.  I will also contact the winner personally in order to gather shipping information (which is also free, by the way).  Good luck!

89 comments:

  1. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=19841582

    I love your dogwood coasters! And I'm already following your blog! and my random comment is that I love breakfast burritos!
    Good luck with your first giveaway!

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  2. Love the jewelry box-very pretty! I could definitely use one with all the jewelry I make! I just checked out your Etsy store and I think your coasters are very cool! Great idea! I meet so many creative people here on Twitter!
    Joy
    Love Designs

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  3. Hey Julie this is lovely! I'm a follower now! I love the night the slipper fit coasters. Very pretty. great work! thanks for the chance!

    XOXO Heather :)

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  4. Lovely jewelry box! wow! Randomly I would like to say that I want to take a nap right now. :)

    prettyparischarms[at]yahoo.com

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  5. Oooh, Julie, it's a beautiful box! If it's anything near as amazing as the coasters I bought from you, it must be awesome!

    My favorite item from your shop:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=9116643

    I'm already a follower, but I did share on FB! ;)

    Thanks so much for the chance! xo

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  6. I love the California Ocean print since that is where I was raised and I miss it daily!

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  7. Beautiful jewelry box, terrific idea to spare your earrings from those pesky kitties! I also like the tonight the slipper fit coasters in your etsy shop!
    My random comment is that I used to be from St. Louis too!
    Happy giveaway!
    Adrienne

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  8. Wow that's a beautiful jewelry box! The random comment is that I SO want it! :D

    I'm following your blog (this I'm doing because I want to, not just for the extra entry).

    And finally, your fine art coasters are my favorite at your store. Particularly these two:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vl_other_2&listing_id=23953449
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vl_other_1&listing_id=23946719

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  9. Lovely box Julie, the white petals are so pretty.

    My favourite item in your shop is one of the Orchid Series photos, Untitled 4:

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=9116544

    Good luck with your giveaway! :)

    Julie

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  10. I subscribe on GR. Does that count as following? That jewelry box is gorgeous! I need to protect things from nasty little birdies rather than kitties. I still love the bamboo coaster I got from you the best:)

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  11. Beautiful, beautiful! I love it! I think, though it's difficult to decide, that my favorite in your etsy shop would be the dogwood coasters.

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=19841582

    I'm already following:) Hope it's a big success.
    Bethanne

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  12. I'm a follower! and I love the Orchid Series Everyone should check it out! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=9116643

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  13. Hey Julie... I love all your work you've done. I am definetly going to be following your blog now. I really like the hole coasters they are gorgeous. Hopw all is well with you.

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  14. I have eaten the plums that were in the icebox and which you were probably saving for breakfast. Forgive me. They were delicious, so sweet and so cold.

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  15. Gorgeous jewelry box! I am following you and I love the Dogwood 01 Coasters in your shop. Thanks for visiting my blog and following me too!

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  16. Awesome box, love it!

    jenny@alexandersdesigns.com

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  17. Love these:

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21793160

    Seriously, no pretending here. I also hearted you because I loved them so much.

    jenny@alexandersdesigns.com

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  18. I am now following you as well. I feel like a stalker now!

    jenny@alexandersdesigns.com

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  19. Gorgeous!

    What do you call a lazy baby kangaroo?

    A pouch potato!

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  20. beautiful jewelry box! im a follower! I like the Dogwood 01-Set of 4 Coasters
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  21. Hello The jewelry box is really beautiful !! Thanks for this giveaway:)
    tanyainjville@yahoo.com

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  22. I really love the California Ocean-4x6 Print from your etsy shop
    tanyainjville@yahoo.com

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  23. Such a pretty jewelry box!

    carethediva[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  24. I really like the Tonight the Slipper Fit coasters.

    carethediva[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  25. This is a great giveaway. I love the photograph, very pretty =D

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  26. I like your bamboo coasters as well.

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  27. Beautiful Jewelry Box. Thanks!
    shan_da(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  28. My random comment is that that box is so pretty.

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  29. From your etsy shop I likehttp://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=18339998

    Your good by the way

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  30. By the way my eamil is lighthouseimagesbyamber(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  31. That handcrafted box is so lovely - I'd love to have it grace my desk!

    In checking out your store, I also really like your "Orchid 19-Set of 4 Note Cards." It would be great to see more note card designs from you, since the ones you have are so elegant and useful for many occasions.

    Thanks!
    Sara
    modernlunacy at gmail dot com

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  32. This is so lovely -- thanks for the giveaway. mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  33. I love boxes and this one is beautiful!

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  34. From your etsy shop I love the California Ocean-4x6 Print!

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  35. Gorgeous gorgeous box. I would absolutely love to win this. I'm definitely one of those people people who keeps losing sets and singles due to just pure bad luck!

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  36. it would be so useful! I've lost many earrings:D

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  37. Dogwood 01-Set of 4 Coasters are so cute! I love blossoms:)

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  38. It's lovely!
    Pick me up please!

    cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

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  39. I also love Lady Slipper B2-Set of 4 Coasters
    Lady Slipper B2-Set of 4 Coasters in your shop...!

    cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

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  40. Also, my favorite item is the set of coasters with the zebra/orchid print. Love it!

    abigail.lee[at]gmail.com

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  41. Just gorgeous! Love it! Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

    luvmybabyblue [at] yahoo.com

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  42. I just love the Dogwood Coasters! I love all the coasters actually! I'm in need of more b/c mine are in pieces and you have to move them together to form a whole coaster before you can set anything on them! LOL!

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  43. This jewelry box is beautiful! Thanks a lot.

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  44. I really like the Orchid Series 4x6-Untitled 5. Gorgeous!

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  45. Nice! Please count me in. =)

    aikychien(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  46. I'm following your blog!

    aikychien(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  47. I like the Tonight the Slipper Fit--Set of 4 Functional Art Coasters.

    aikychien(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  48. I'd like to enter. Thanks.

    Snow
    snowfire_100@hotmail.com

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  49. I like the Right for Giving Any Queen-4x6 Fine Art Photography Print Dandelion.

    Snow
    snowfire_100@hotmail.com

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  50. I'd love to participate --- The jewelry box looks great!

    Evelyn
    eggyc@hotmail.com

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  51. I love this photograph from your shop:
    Orchid Series 4x6-Untitled 4

    Evelyn
    eggyc@hotmail.com

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  52. I have a jewelry addiction and find this box so unique...what a pretty item to leave on a dresser.

    My favorite listing in your shop is "Right for Giving any Queen."

    catherineh_78@yahoo.com

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  53. I LOVE this. It's gorgeous. And now that I'm dabbling in jewelry making, I definetly need a place to store it all.
    erin_melissa at juno dot com

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  54. I like http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20068661. Very fun with the pink accents.
    erin_melissa at juno dot com

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  55. Hey Julie! I'm following your blog now. I think I've told you that I love all of your orchid photos. So, of course I like these note cards:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=18339380

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  56. I love your work and the box is such a nice idea. Someone will be very lucky to get one of these!

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  57. Pretty box
    KawaiiNeko2008 at aol dot com

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  58. My fav The Taller the Bamboo Grows, the Lower It Bends-Set of 4 Functional Fine Art Coasters
    KawaiiNeko2008 at aol dot com

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  59. Hi Julie! You know I love your work...just waiting to buy that house so I can buy some new gorgeous coasters!!

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  60. Right now I'm loving the Tulips 03 coasters :)

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  61. The box is beautiful... I'd give it to my grandfather for his birthday, I bet he would love it, too.

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  62. Hahaha - I lose things like that all the time. I'm half afraid that the cats eat them, cause even when I move I can't find them!

    danunepthys(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  63. I love the bamboo coasters!

    danunepthys(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  64. I love your Lady Slipper and The hole photos. The are very unique. And the jewelry box is beautiful as well.

    cspmom at gmail dot com

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  65. Your work is very beautiful, I like it!! :)

    meninheira AT gmail DOT com

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  66. The jewelry box is beautiful.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  68. SO gorgeous!

    mary.meehan@gmail.com

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  69. Dogwood! That plant is called a dogwood! I've seen so many photos of it, but I didn't have a scale, and around here, when you ask people what a white flowering tree is, they assume you mean a magnolia. Dogwood! Yay!

    Ahem, I mean, I certainly hope I can enter your giveaway, and I love your Burnt Mattress coasters.

    carapacenator(at)gmail.com

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  70. I'll look at your shop next; I'd love to enter the giveaway a second time. The jewelry box is a wonderful way to display your photography and keep track of those earrings you take off right before bed.

    koh_1814sopas@yahoo.com

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  71. Visited the shop. I like the variety of coasters displaying your photos. I'd opt for the "Create Your Own Set of Coasters" as my favorite item. Just imagine a set of flower different flower close-ups. Thanks.
    koh_1814sopas@yahoo.com

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  72. Gorgeous! I love your stuff! I just realized I wasn't following your blog. I am now. :)

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  73. that is gorgeous! I could use a new jewelry box, or 10. :P

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  74. Very pretty, I have that pesky cat that knocks off things from the bedside table in the mornings. I'm now following your blog and I love your coasters. :-)

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  75. It's a really lovely box. I love the long shape. It's different from most jewelry boxes I've seen.
    puffpastryshop(at)gmail(dot)com

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  76. I like the Lady Slipper notecards in your shop!
    puffpastryshop(at)gmail(dot)com

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  77. The jewelry box is beautiful! I love all of the Bamboo pictures. You have an amazing perspective!

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  78. wow what a cool giveaway! your shop is awesome! i also really like your coasters! but that box is amazing!!

    mel_sunrise@yahoo.com

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  79. Hi!
    AMazing GIveaway . YOUre awesome!
    cary_nice_coolgirl@hotmail.com

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  80. I am picking YOur ''Right for Giving Any Queen-4x6'' Print!
    cary_nice_coolgirl@hotmail.com

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  81. Lovely jewelry box! wow
    rajikarthik@hotmail.com

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  82. I follow you.

    rajikarthik@hotmail.com

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  83. I follow you on twitter.

    rajikarthik@hotmail.com

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