Friday, July 16, 2010

A Give-away and a Gift Received...

 It's Give-away time again! Who knew hosting contests and give-aways could be such fun? Because the cut-off date for postmarking entries for our Holiday Home contest has just passed, we decided to wrap up the week with a fantastic give-away from one of our talented sponsors, Shey{B}. Shealynn, aka The Camera Strap Girl,  makes beautiful camera straps, guitar straps, isleeves for ipads, cell phone accessories and more to sell in her Etsy shop and they fly off the shelves! Each camera-strap-slipcover is handmade to-order - providing you comfort and style. She has been so generous as to offer one of our lucky readers a $30 credit to shop from her online store, so take a peek at what that $30 could buy you: 




Enter by leaving a comment, becoming a follower (if you aren't already) or by sharing the details of this give-away on your blog, facebook or Twitter page. Let us know you did!

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Now, Matthew has someone special to thank:

There is a sweetness on a certain blog that always dazzles and inspires  me.  This amazing image artist provides a colorful and modern perspective on things that are familiar and ubiquitous.  I am always excited to see her ideas and ever fascinated by her world. Who is this talented blogger? It is Koralee from Bluebird Notes and I always check her blog to see what she is thinking and seeing and how she is showing such a magical life.  I was honored when she agreed to create something special for HOLIDAY.  She delighted us by adding gifts to her parcel including  pretty egg cups which my wife claimed immediately and some SMARTIES candie,s which my English neighbors used to bring me every year when I was a child. YOU CANNOT IMAGINE MY DELIGHT.  
I decided to create a Koralee-inspired image to honor and thank her. I hope it lives up to her standards:
Thank you, Koralee. 
Let's meet up at the candy store some day...
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Holiday with Matthew Mead is sold only via this website. 
Have you ordered your copy yet?

Please note: if you just can't figure out PayPal and don't want to use your credit card, then you may send us a check to pay for HOLIDAY. See the Buy now page for the exact cost and mail your check to:

MATTHEW MEAD PRODUCTIONS, INC
75 NORTH MAIN STREET
BOSCAWEN, NH 03303

62 comments:

  1. I love the black & pink damask camera slipcover! The limeade is also very cute. Just bought a new Canon so winning this would be perfect!
    Fingers crossed!

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  2. Not sure if your doing extra entries but I tweeted about your giveaway!

    Hoping to win one of those awesome camera slipcovers!

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  3. I've been wanting a strap for my new camera but I haven't been able to decide on a fabric! Love the black and white damask and the camera fabric!
    Sharing on fb (Stephanie Clark) and Twitter @stephaniesclark!

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  4. The limeade is so cute! Of course I'd have to get a new camera for such a wonderful strap ;)

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  5. I love the little purse on your blog. Perfect when you just need a bit of money and your phone!

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  6. What clever ideas!!! I would have so much fun spending that gift card!!!! I'm becoming a follower.

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  7. I am in love with those camera straps. Thanks for the heads up.
    Also, I agree with you...Koralee is one of the sweetest bloggers out there. She is lovely.

    hugs,
    Fritzi Marie

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  8. Just mailed my pictures today..wwhhheew! Postmarked. Koralee is super creative and sweet!

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  9. ...I am sure Koralee is going to love this post!.....I think I will go on over to the camera strap girl to checkone out for my daughter!

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  10. I sent my pictures in the nic of time for the holiday giveaway.
    I love the ruche camera strap!!!

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  11. Awesome! I love SheyB the "Camera Strap Girl"! Her camera straps are the Best! :)
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    Brenda

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  12. Shey's stuff is awesome - I'd love to have one of her gorgeous creations! Next on my to do list - purchase 'holiday' now that we are all settled in...

    catherine s.

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  13. Leaving another comment for being a (very happy) follower of your blog - thanks for the chance to win!

    catherine s.

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  14. Oh how what a blessing Matthew!!! Thank you for the sweet little thank you!!!!! I just knew you were a Smarties guy! I KNEW IT! Hugs and thank you for making my evening so much brighter. xox

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  15. love the little purse! would be perfect to hold little digital camera!
    Thank you! Kim T (jstkat0711@aol.com)

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  16. I follow your blog!
    Kim T (jstkat0711@aol.com)

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  17. I love those camera straps! Have fun eating all that candy, Matthew ;)

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  18. Oh I LOVE these straps...hope it's me!

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  19. I was just looking at those straps on etsy! So cute!

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  20. Love the products of this Etsy shop.

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  21. Love Shey B camera straps. I am keeping my fingers and toes crossed!

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  22. My daughter would love this for her fancy-schmancy camera!
    lovie

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  23. I *heat* Shey B so anything from her shop would be divine!

    amyholgersen@hotmail.com

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  24. Fun Fun Fun cute cute cute.

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  25. I think these are so cute! Would love to win one!

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  26. I would love the chance to spend $30 in her online shop! I love seeing all the pretty things on your blog!

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  27. Super cute! I would love to win this for my friend who is starting her own photography business.

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  28. Ok! I took a gander at Shey{B}'s Etsy shop and it's so hard to decide! I love:
    -Black & White Damask w/Lime Minky
    - Aqua Leaves
    - Pleated Chain
    -Cherry Limeade
    - The Daughtry (for my husband)

    I sincerely hope I win! Yay!

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  29. Ooooh The Daughtry!!! loves him...

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  30. I follow you in my reader and blogged about this too!

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  31. That is sweet....I'm sharing it on my blog too...what an awesome giveaway...I would love the pleated chair GREEN camera strap. I've been sewing aprons lately...just a beginner, but love it!!!

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  32. I love the laptop bag and the cell phone clutch...super cute!!

    parkerkl7072@mbc.edu

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  33. I have two SheyB straps and am addicted to them.

    I want more. :) Not that I'm greedy or anything... Ha!

    Love anything with the damask print. They're all gorgeous.

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  34. I'd definitely pick a camera strap! Sure hope I win :)

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  35. I love the limeade strap cover!! Thanks for the chance!
    erin41@charter.net

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  36. I've been eyeing ShayB's black and white damask with pink minky for some time now! I'm already a follower!

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  37. Oh I love the stuff on this site! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  38. I've been wanting a new camera strap ...

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  39. I love love her camera straps!

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  40. WOW, love all her items... I would love a cover to protect my blackberry, and I bet I could find just the thing.... I am also sharing this on my facebook page.

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  41. I just bought a new camera so this would be perfect!!

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  42. I always love a give-away even though I never seem to win. Maybe I'll be lucky this time! Found you through Nie-Nie. Looks like a fun site.

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  43. What a great shop! Thanks for the generous giveaway :-)

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  44. Looking so so forward to receiving my copy... Your words on Koralee suit perfectly! Wishing you a lovely happy sunny and funny new week, Matthew

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  45. Since I just bought a new big girl camera, I'd love a fancy schmancy camera strap!

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  46. Ooohhh Shey's stuff is AWESOME. Would LOVE to win a fancy strap for my Canon though! :)

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  47. I'd buy a new camera if I won one of those lovely camera straps.
    I am a follower as well.

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  48. LOVE this!! My sister has one and I fell in love with it at first sight!! I would love to win!

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  49. My sister is a big photographer and would absolutely love one of those camera straps! Yay for unique apparel! Thanks for the give-a-way! I hope I win one for her. ;)

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  50. p.s. I LOVE smarties. We have them up here in Canada. My little boy actually shared a box of them with me Saturday. I'll mail you some if you let me win the strap! ;)

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  51. Love Shey B straps! I, somewhat willingly, gave up my strap from my Grandfather that I've had since I was 12 to my oldest daughter. She's now taken up photography and I would love a new one. Thanks.

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  52. Love Shey B and her camera straps are the bomb!

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  53. would love a camera strap...some pretty for me.
    my daughter would love a guitar strap...some pretty for her.
    thank you.

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