Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Sugar Bear's First Giveaway!

I'm very happy to offer my first giveaway! This is post number 122 so as you can see, I let 100 come and go. I had a good excuse though - it happened sometime during the crazy holiday rush when I didn't know up from down. Now that life has calmed down a bit and I've gotten myself organized (yes - you read that right - I finally cleaned and organized my creative space. That will be a whole post in itself. I do need to send a big shout out to my sister Shelley for the major help and motivation!) I can finally sort through things and I pulled out some gems for your pleasure. First up is the above book Glue Gun Decor. This book is chock full of ideas and inspiration for creating custom lampshades, tables, frames, couches (yes I said couches!) and more. I knew the glue gun was versatile but wow this opened my eyes even further!


I'm also giving away some vintage jewelry. This gold and pearl choker style necklace, green and gold rhinestone pin, and two little red flower pins - the perfect color for Valentine's Day. All you need to do is leave me a comment on this post and tell me your favorite use for your glue gun. I'll have hubby pick a winner on Sunday. Thanks for entering and feel free to spread the word!



41 comments:

Bejeweled said...

What a fantastic giveaway! Glue guns are just the best! We have three in this house :) A recent glue gun adventure involved the kids and I gluing red pom poms and twig antlers onto clothespins for Ruldoph the reindeer holiday decorations.

Heidi (http://journals.aol.com/hwoodred/everyday-cookies/) said...

Delightful, a giveaway with such beautiful jewelry and a book! You're so sweet to offer this chance! I've loved reading your blog, from the get go, it's always so calm and smooth over here! (That didn't make sense, but it's the "feel" of your posts!)

You actually asked a difficult question, as I use my glue gun a lot! But my favorite usage is when I'm trying to glue any kind of lace down...the glue gun does the trick perfectly the first time round!

AmyB said...

BIG CONGRATS! What a lovely giveaway. I discovered your blog during one of Artsy Mama's swaps, and I visit often since. I'm blogless but am so inspired by you and the other bloggy crafters!
-Amy Bauer

Natalea said...

Hmmm...my favorite use for a glue gun...that would have to be for tussie mussies! Any kind of cones MUST be put together with a glue gun or else I wouldn't trust things to hold! Glue guns are great for impatient people like me! thanks for the giveaway (don't tell anyone but I'm past my 100th post too...it happened right around Christmas so I have to get a giveway planned as well!!)
xo natalea

Jenna Z said...

Oooh, lovely giveaway items! I love embellishing lampshades and picture frames with my glue gun! Especially with rhinestones, millinery flowers and little baubles! Thanks for the chance to win!

Rosemary said...

What a fun giveaway. I have been using my glue gun daily for my paper art.(Boxes, Cones, Hats,Crowns etc.) I couldn't live without one.
Thanks,
Rosemary

Karla (Grace) said...

Congratulations on 122 posts! That's so much more original than 100th post giveaway! LOL.

Very nice giveaway. I love my glue gun, but I'd have to say my favorite thing to use it for it floral arrangements, like wreaths and things like that.

Jessica said...

Count me in! Your giveaway treasures are fantastic. The jewelry is making me drool! LOL!

Nancy said...

I just found your blog; lovely! Yes, the glue gun has a lot of uses. It even glues your Berger carpet in place once it starts raveling....!

GeorgiaPeachez said...

I love giveaways and I love my glue gun. It is invaluable when I make my vintage christmas ornament wreaths! xo, suzy

Flea Market Queen said...

What a delightful givaway...
Congrats on 122!
Priscilla

Alison Gibbs said...

Wow 122 posts - amazing.
Fancy a book on Glue Guns !!
What a fabulous giveaway. Count me in as it would be great to win your gorgeous prizes.
Alison

Bristol said...

Whata wonderful giveaway~~ Of course a glue gun is used for everything. It's the new duct tape!!
Bristol

The Rose Room said...

Congratualations on your 122 post:) I'm sure I will miss my 100 also! Cool book and pretty jewels:) Rachael

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The Rose Room said...

Congratualations on your 122 post:) I'm sure I will miss my 100 also! Cool book and pretty jewels:) Rachael

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a wonderful giveaway! Happy 122 post!! I use my glue gun to glue the braiding on my custom lampshades I use for my mosaic teapot lamps...
Penny

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Hi Karla, congratulatons on 122posts! That is a huge effort, we are tired after just 22! LOL What a generous giveaway! Jacqui uses the hot glue gun for those cute Klutz creations and paper quilling! Sugar Bear sisters teamwork, love that! Have a gorgeous week Karla :) Jenn and Jacqui

Kari & Kijsa said...

Glue guns ROCK! Our favorite use is to glue goodies on picture frames...so much fun! Great give-away!

smiles, kari & kijsa

Lori said...

oh i LOVE my glue guns!!! i have two, one big'un and one mini...this is embarrassing perhaps but...my ten year old ALWAYS pulls up his jeans by the belt~loops...and guess what...they rip off...glue guns do a very passable belt loop repair:)

deb said...

That glue gun book looks fabulous! What fun. Thanks for always inspiring.

Scrappy Jessi said...

hey girl!!!
i have never seen that book before! and the jewels are out of this world!
congrats on your over a 100th post!
have a great week
jessi

Charmingdesigns said...

I love your comment on my blog!! I think you will understand this...I used the glue gun to hem up the curtian after my kitties played with it...of course I had to lock them out of the room! lol. Count me in for your giveaway!! Laurie

Joy said...

Glue Gun Decor? I need this book! lol

Congrats sweetie!

Joy

Lorrie said...

Congratulations on your 122nd post! After all, what's so special about 100?
My glue gun - I use it to affix trims onto collages, lace and braid onto fabric or paper, feet onto boxes and anything that I want to stick really well.

Lorrie

Kerryanne English said...

Hi Karla,
Congrats on the 122nd post and what fun....a give away.

Here's my hot tip for the glue gun: sometime ago when I used to paint bathroom signs I would use beads of hot glue from the glue gun as water drops. Very realistic when using clear glue sticks!!!
Hugs,
Kerryanne

Heather said...

Ack, is it lame that I don't really use a glue gun? I recently pulled it out of the dusty box for my Sugar Shack kit but other than that... not for a long time. I used to use one for work all the time so I can offer a good glue gun tip though... always keep a glass of ice water near your work station so when you drop hot glue on yourself.. you can dunk your hand, finger into it and freeze it up. Cheers!

Merci-Notes said...

Happy 122!!!
I wish my sister Jayne lived near me, we are of like minds and I could use a friend in motivating to organize.

What really great give aways Karla!!!

OH! I agree with Heidi! It IS so calm over at "your place" : )

Hugs,
Mary

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Well I feel guilty for showing up here for a giveaway when I haven't been here in awhile..I'll just say hello anyway, okay? HELLO :)

karin (creativechaos) said...

Count me in!!!!

I live for my glue gun.....now I have a little secret. If this got out to my husband, I will be in big trouble...... I leave my glue gun plugged in all the time. Yep...all the time. Because you never know when you are going to need to glue something. And frankly, who has time to wait for it to heat up? Not me. So this way I'm ready for any crafting crisis that comes my way....

Lisa said...

I love my glue gun and if I don't win your giveaway, I may still go out in search of that book.

Have a great week!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Congrats on 100 plus posts. I used my glue gun last on an ornament wreath.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Have you tried the colored glue gun sticks???
What a glittery mess.
I need a glue gun book for sure!

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

What a fabulous giveaway! I've never seen that book before and it looks great! And of course bling is always FUN! Thank you for offering these treasures in your giveaway!

Dolly said...

Ouuu what a fun book to give away!

I use my gluegun for everything....e~v~e~r~y~thing!!!!!

My most recent use was to glue buttons to a cone!

Hugz, Dolly

periwinkle vintage said...

Such fun! I have a bunch of glue guns, because I used them in my classroom when I was a teacher.
Now, it's the first thing I fire up in the morning (right after my Senseo coffee maker!)
Cheryl

MouseChirpy said...

Love, love, love your blog. You inspire me to create! I use my glue gun on
everything, sadly, including me (not intentional) LOL. Once, when
reupholstering a chair, I used a glue gun to tack the batting up against the
wood frame. Worked like magic. I taught my son at an early age, how to use a low-temp glue gun for his projects. He made some
really neat rockets and castles and other things. Sure wish I had kept
them. He's 20 now and still asks to use my glue gun for various things.
Thanks for the fabulous giveaway. That vintage necklace is the bees knees! rofl

Kerri N said...

What a great give away! I use my glue gun when I need to attach a trim such as lace or ribbon.

Sandy said...

Congratulations on your blog milestone ~ late or not!
Here's to many many more.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Blessings,
Sandy

Jennifer Paganelli said...

Glue Gun???? I have a holster for mine!!! It really is the greatest invention and I'm going to get this book!!!
All my best, Jennifer

allaboutpretty said...

Congrats Karla, on #122!!! looking forward to #1,222,222. Well I hate to admit it but I rarely use my glue gun, is that bad? you know those kind of relationships where you get burnt, it's hard to maintain a friendship after. and i really do like to test my patience so I tend to use gel medium or tacky glue, does that make me a bad crafter? Blessings, Laura

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