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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Halloween Shaker GIVE-AWAY!!

In gratitude for my own health and honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I'm hosting a Jack O'Lantern Shaker Give-Away!



These vintage-style shakers are approximately 17 inches tall and filled with dried beans so they make noise when you shake them. They're made from paper mache balls that I covered in Rigid Wrap and painted. They wear fun party cones hats and are attached to a 12 inch rod. I used scrappaper, chenille bumps, cloth, crepe-paper, ribbons, and sparkly pom-poms to decorate them.



Since Halloween is next week, this is only a 3-day give-away! I'll randomly pick the winner on Saturday morning and mail it as soon as I get your address. Neither of us will know which Jack O'Lantern you'll get. Since Halloween is full of surprises, I plan on closing my eyes, picking one, and letting you be just as surprised!

All you need to do is leave a comment that you'd like to participate!

17 comments:

  1. Oooh- count me in! They are adorable!

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  2. Hi Jill, first let me say Hallelujah on your good news! Second these shakers are great, I can't believe you made them.Have a great fall evening, Nan
    PS: the darnedest thing, I could have sworn I've been following you for a couple of weeks but when I saw this post, I realized something must have gone awry! Well, I'm a follower now!

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  3. Awwww these are super cute! I'm going to cross my fingers that I get picked!

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  4. Thanks for the note...still on my roadtrip, but popped over to your blog while on the road. We should all be thankful for a clean bill of health....I just had my routine mamogram and all was well. Good health is such a blessing! Adorable shakers and you know they would look so good with my Halloween decorations...crossing my fingers

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  5. Jill, these are so adorable and nicely made. I'd be pleased to have any one as a decoration in my house. Thanks for letting me know about your give-away.
    Dianne

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  6. Love, love, LOVE! These are wonderful! You have the CUTEST things! PICK ME! PICK ME!

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  7. Jill, These are some of the finest Halloween decorations I've EVER seen! Count me in on the giveaway!
    Amanda
    xoxo

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  8. What awesome shakers! They are adorable. I would love to be entered in the giveaway and happy to read about your health good news!

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  9. Sounds like you have lots to celebrate. Your Halloween shakers are adorably cheerful and need to be shaken in honor of your wonderful news.

    Happy Halloween

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  10. Oh Jill, I am keeping my fingers crossed all weekend in the hopes of wining one of these! They are fantastic!!!! I have on my shopping list this week the supplies to make flat shakers I saw. I love that these are tall! You are such a talented artist! Have a lovely GOOD NEWS weekend! Elizabeth

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  11. Jill, Thanks for stopping by, and yes I too have seen the trees made up for Halloween. Maybe next year! I always seem to run out of trees by the following October. Your shakers are just darling, I would love to have the chance to win one please count me in! oxox, Diane

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  12. I was blog hopping and found you! I live in Delaware County PA - the beautiful Brandywine Valley. Your stone home is just beautiful. I love PA and all the stone houses! I can't wait to look through your blog in more detail. Hope you visit me too.

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  13. Hi Jill,
    Thanks so much for stopping by and bringing me back to you! First I have to congratulate you on the good news, and during breast cancer awareness month too. It's a reminder to us all how important routine mammograms are. Secondly, I love your stone home!!!! It's so quaint and beautiful. I'm not real far from you in western NY and I remember staying in Bucks County years ago on a trip to Sesame Place. It's a lovely community. Last, but certainly not least-your artwork is incredible! I love Halloween and decorating for Halloween and one of those shakers would find a perfect home here with me. I'm now one of your followers. Can't wait to see what you do next!
    Happy Halloween Hugs to you,
    JoAnne

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  14. Jiller! I don't know how you come up with these ideas, but those shakers are too cute. And I love the idea of the give-away! Save the ta-tas! XOX, Bether

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  15. Wait a darn moment...I'm late, I'm late for this very important date but don't forget about me...I'm crossing my toes, and fingers and eyes that your magical fingers do the walking right to my name!

    Working like a nut Jill. I keep getting called in on my day off. College girls just wanna have fun I suppose! I'm covered in glitter and feel like I'm in Santa's work shop.

    Love to Jill from your Jack! My good friends simply call me Jack so I think we can be Jack and Jill for sure! Lets hope we never tumble down and loose our crowns!

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  16. Hey Jill, how blessed I would feel to win one of your shakers!! They are so cool! Your talent is just so amazing!! I still love hearing that sweet sound of your voice as you embrace life in a new way now!! I know!!! I can hear it all the way through the computer!! Love ya, Fran. XO

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  17. Oh my gosh. Jill I love these shakers. So adorable. Sorry I missed the drawing, but I'm so glad you stopped by for a visit. I've been working on a project, and haven't been blog visiting, hope to catch up with you soon!
    maureen

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