Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Another Giveaway. Because I like them.

TIME'S UP!!

Yep, folks. I'm hosting another Giveaway because I feel like it. And whatever I feel like doing, I just do. (My husband tells me this all the time).

So today I feel like giving something away.

What I'm offering is a print of one of the following photographs. All you have to do is leave a comment telling me which one is your favorite. They're all from my texture folder because well, I'm just into the texture thing lately. And since I do whatever the hell I feel like doing (he says this also) well, that's what I'm a-doin' today.

So, leave a comment and let me know which you prefer. Pimp this Giveaway on your own blog and get an extra vote. Leave me a link to your post so I don't have to go searching for it, k? Contest begins 6 PM Tues., Feb. 24 and ends at 6 PM Thurs., Feb. 26. I'll use the Random Integer device to decide the winner.

Here are the contestants:

Cherry-Crabapple 4-14-08 copy2

Crabapple Bloom

DSC_0024 copy 2

Turkey Point Light 1

DSC_0074 copy 2

Frozen Dogwood Bud

DSC_0099 copy4

Daisy in Texture

DSC_0012 copy3

Turkey Point Light 2

DSC_0524 copy 2

Vestry Windows

DSC_0155 copy3

Queen Anne's Lace

DSC_0438 copy 2

Valentine's Day

DSC_0027 copy 3

Turkey Point Light 3

I like the lighthouse ones, that's why I have three of them. And I do what I want.

Have fun, my friends . . .

Here they are in mini-version, so you don't have to stress your scroll finger.

Cherry-Crabapple 4-14-08 copy2DSC_0024 copy 2DSC_0074 copy 2

DSC_0099 copy4DSC_0012 copy3DSC_0524 copy 2

DSC_0155 copy3DSC_0438 copy 2

DSC_0027 copy 3

149 comments:

Elaine Dale said...

My favorite (by a squeak) it Vestry Windows, it's just so darned brilliant - literally and figuratively. I've posted a link for your giveaway at my blog: http://ascattering.blogspot.com
Have a great evening Kate, hubby and George.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

number 2 lighthouse is beautiful!
I like several of them alot but that one speaks...

Daryl said...

Crab apple and Tower 2

Daryl said...

Crab apple and Tower 2

Woman in a Window said...

Now that you're up to all of these gorgeous textures I don't know which is my favorite. I love all of them, but some of them I think I'll never forget. They're that good! Queen Anne's lace, 'cause it would go in my bedroom. (I always feel greedy when there's a giveaway...)

Maria said...

tough decision, but I'm going with the daisy, love the colors, lighting and it's my favorite flower

Chere said...

I love the light house number 3. I also really like the textured prints. My favorite thing to tell my husband when he ask what I am doing today? "What ever I want to do?" We both laugh.

brneyedgal967 said...

Oooh... very tough to decide.

I like this one...

.... and oh, that's nice too...

... but then there's that...

GAH.

I am a Libra. Do you know how hard it is for a Libra to make up their mind?

Eeeeny meenie miney moe...

of all of those I like the daisy textured one best. I think.

Yeah.

That one.

Whew, that was tough.

Mental P Mama said...

Valentine's Day. Going to pimp right now;)

Oliag said...

Just one? They really are all well done...love the textures...my top pick because I love the colors and feel like I need summer is the Queen Anne's Lace...my second pick is the third lighthouse...simply beautiful!

Chere said...

Here's my link to my post, http://missprissfollies.blogspot.com/2009/02/country-girl-give-away.html I don't think I did this right. It is there I promise.

Anonymous said...

I know I've been saying the daisy is my favorite but for some reason today my favorite is the crabapple.
-Lori

Erika said...

The Daisy is simply my favorite!

Debra (a/k/a Doris, Mimi) said...

Oooo! Oooo! Pick me! Pick me! (remember Arnold Horschack from Welcome Back Kotter?)

Anyway, I am offically leaving a comment to win one of your photos. And I pimped your giveaway on my blog (a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do). Here's my post...

http://georgiarectors.blogspot.com/2009/02/texturize-yourself.html

Thanks, Kate!!!!

Hilary said...

I truly can't decide so since I found out you were doing a give-away on Mental P Mama's blog first, I'll say The Valentines photo, and please give it to MPM if I win. (I need to start printing out some of my own photos before I try winning others! Thanks for the nudge.)

The Smith Family said...

OOoo, the windows for me please! Love them!
Shelley
casonshelley@gmail.com

Char said...

what a sweetheart you are!! I love Turkey Point Light 2

suezoos1 said...

I love the Daisy but my favorite is Vestry Windows. The angle,colors and texture make a perfect print.

nanny said...

http://nannysgoodlife.blogspot.com/
Tough decision,,but I guess Daisy in Texture is my choice.

Ellen said...

I would love to have the crab apple or the first lighthouse photos. You are so kind and generous to sponsor a give away.

Jo said...

Love the Crab Apple, Daisy, and Queen Anne's Lace...guess I am a flower child at heart!

Deb said...

Without a doubt...Queen Anne's Lace. This flower (weed) brings back many happy childhood memories.

Donna S. said...

Turkey Point Light 2 (ooooo hard decision-love the vestry windows too)

Hi ! I'm Cindy said...

I'm lovin the queen anne's lace!!

They're all beautiful.....the textures are great aren't they? I love messing around with them!

I will post tomorrow for your giveaway and post back here to let you know!

Tarnows said...

OOh, I like queen annes lace and the birds!

Chocolate Cat said...

How to choose??? I think Queen Anne Lace is my favorite (and would look good in my newly decorated bedroom!!). Your photos are just brilliant and I love this texturing thing you are doing .

Megs said...

I started following your blog based on your pictures and stories about George... Now I follow for all your fun stories and beautiful photography! That said - I LOVE the daisy and the queen anne's lace!
PS: My little poodle loves those green and pink frisbees, too! :)

Lisa said...

i love the vestry windows.

Jessica said...

So torn! I love the crabapple blossom but the close second is Turkey Point #2.

Always lovely work, Kate!

Jessica
www.MomShots.com

FireLight said...

I love that pair of birds! And yet, how could I stop there?
It is tough, but I will. Thank you for sharing with us!

Deb said...

I did it. I pimped your blog on my blog and then, you know, it just goes on and on!

Alisa said...

My favorite is the Daisy picture...I just love it!

melaine said...

I have always been attracted to lighthouses. The textures that you have used on these pictures makes it really hard to decide. You take the most beautiful pictures. I don't think that I have the patience to do that. The windows picture is beautiful and unique. But I am going to choose lighthouse 1. Thanks for having this contest.

Team Lee said...

All of your photos are beautiful but I do have to say that I think the Valentine's Day will look very nice in my living room!

Shellmo said...

This was so hard to choose! Okay - the Queens Anne Lace! (It'll look great in my guestroom at the log cabin!) Thanks for hosting!

TSannie said...

Crabapple all the way! What a neat giveaway!

Joanie said...

Hey there, Mental Pause Mama sent me. These are all so great, it's hard to choose, but I love the color in Queen Anne's Lace, so that will be my fav.

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annie d. said...

I love the Queen's Anne's lace. I think the texture of the picture lends itself to the texture (in my mind) of the flower. Oh, and by the way, keep doing whatever it is that you want to do!

Weezee said...

Hmmmm, so hard to pick. I think Queen Anne Lace, no actually Valentine's Day. Yes definitly, oh wait I really like Daisy.
Oh dear if I win how will I ever pick. Anyway here's my link http://weezeej.blogspot.com/
they are all beautiful.

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

I was going to pick the crabapple blossoms, until I saw the Vestry Windows. I love that shot, and the colors are cool!

Carol said...

I love them all...but Valentine's Day because I adore birds!

Kacey said...

Love the Queens Anne Lace. Of course I love all your texture photos.

phd in yogurtry said...

Oooh, these are awesome. While I love the lighthouse and the little finches, I have to say my favorites are the flowers. All of them. But if I have to choose one, I pick the daisy.

dlyn said...

The daisy. The queen anne's lace. The daisy. The queen anne's lace. The daisy. Yeah - the daisy. Though I like the queen anne's lace too...

~Vanessa~ said...

I have 3 favorites!!!! Crabapple, Valentines Day and the daisy. Oh, the choices! Hmmmm, if I had to pick one I would say crabapple I suppose. They all are lovely.

numberonesistah said...

Man oh man. This is hard! Umm. Hmm. Okay, I'm down to two now. Which one? which one? Argh, okay, the Valentine's one. No, the daisy one. Yeah, the daisy one. I think.

Lori said...

Wow, they are all great but I think the daisy in texture is my favorite with the windows coming in next.

bv said...

sadly, i don't have a blog..if i did, you would be there! i have looked forward to your update everyday.your words,your photos,so good.
#1 vestry windows-to beautiful
#2 valentines day..i love birds
#3 daisy..flowers are my life, that photo is perfect.
happy trails
bv

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texasdaisey said...

I love the Daisy in texture pic. All of them are so beautiful. You truly have a gift.

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Treasia said...

Oh goodness it's hard to decide. I love both the crabapple and the daisy. Ok, the crabapple matches most of my furnishings and colors, so I'll go with it.

Debbie Jean said...

They are all beautiful!!! My favorite is the daisy. My favorite flower and makes me feel better, knowing spring will bring daisy's!!! Thanks for the give a way!! How generous. Come visit my blog sometime and follow me!! I need more...LOL.

God Bless~
Debbie

noble pig said...

I lurve the daisy.

Gonçalo said...

I just love "Queen Anne's Lace". Although the other are also quite beautiful! Good luck to all the others ;)

Tiff said...

Queen Anne's Lace is my favorite!! Don't know if I qualify since I've won something from you before, but even if I don't, I love all of these prints!
Best of luck to everyone

Jill of All Trades said...

My favorite is the Queen Anne's Lace. If I have a second it would be the Daisy. But I love the QAL.

Suzette said...

I love Vestry windows. Have since I first saw it. The colors are just so rich. I'm a color girl.

~Unfurling Flower~ said...

They are all so beautiful!! I love the Daisy in Texture--stunning!! Please include me in your drawing :) Thank you!!

unfurlingmelange.blogspot.com/

Fondly,

~Unfurling Flower~

cieldequimper said...

Your photos are absolutely gorgeous!

brneyedgal967 said...

Oooh - lots of entries now! Darn it... the competition is getting stiff around this place. Pretty soon I'll be calling you... you-know-who-with-a-bright-kitchen-and-looks-like-a-model.

I digress.

I'm pimpin' ya girlie!!

http://thecolorofhome.blogspot.com/2009/02/pimpin.html

Just keep thinking "Tammy and Daisy Texture" when you draw for names... *grin*

Pam said...

My favorite is Lighthouse #3. I live across the bay from you're area and would love to add another lighthouse to my collection. Love your pictures.

Amber said...

Tons of comments here!! I like all of them, but my favorite would be the Turkey Point Lighthouse 1!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Valentines Day is my favoite even though all of them are wonderful!

Flash Stitcher said...

Crab Apple. All of the textured pictures are just beautiful but then all of your picture are gorgeous!

Miriam Lovell Dyer said...

Don't you love how people come out of the woodwork when you have a giveaway!?
I'll start raving about you right now!

Oh, I like Turkey Light 2

Miriam Lovell Dyer said...

As always, it's at
miriamlovell.blogspot.com

I hope it's OK that I did a screen shot of one of your images. If it's not, let me know.

gerri_lynn said...

All of these are so beautiful. It's hard to pick just one. I really like the texture on the first light house picture. I love the subtle manuscript over the picture.

Caution Flag said...

You had me at "Giveaway." No, that's not true. You really had me at, "And whatever I feel like doing, I just do." That said, my choice is Daisy. Or Queen Anne's Lace. Yes, I'm sure.

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numberonesistah said...

Okay, I'm pimping and here for my second chance!

http://kansaschaos.blogspot.com/2009/02/just-call-me-pimp-wowza.html

Get that daisy wrapped up for me, or did I choose Valentines? Decisions, decisions.

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Love all of them, but if I had to choose, then Turkey Point 3 would be my choice. It so reminds me of all the lighthouses we saw on our honeymoon down in Oregon.

Jen

jinxygrrl said...

Okay, let's try this again (my link didn't work).

Wow, what great pictures of the lighthouses. I guess if I was forced to choose, it would have to be Turkey Point Light 1 and then Turkey Point Light 2. Oh, here is a link from my blog: jinxygrrl

or just go here http://jinxygrrl.blogspot.com.

THANK YOU!

Brooke said...

I love th Queen Anne's Lace!

ellen said...

They're all beautiful but I'd pick the crabapple bloom if I won.

Natarojo said...

My favorite definately has to be the Daisey. I love the colours and how the Texture just makes it pop!

Mary Deters said...

"Daisy in Texture" is my favorite, plus it would look nice in my home.

I don't have a blog but read yours everyday, so I hope it's okay that I participate in your contest.

MaryD

J'Ollie Primitives said...

Daisy. I must have it. Will trade or sell or bribe. Or pimp.

Egghead said...

Oh Kate I love them all. I guess the daisy would be my choice. So beautiful. I shall be pimping you in a few.

Egghead said...

OK Kate....I have pimped your giveaway.

http://littleeggfarm.blogspot.com/2009/02/give-away.html

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

I adore the Daisy... second choice is the Queen Ann's Lace. Either would look fabulous in my office. Simply Fabulous!

Oh, and here... I pimped your giveaway over on my blog... go see!

http://theblueridgegal.blogspot.com/2009/02/shes-having-giveaway.html

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Hope you're having a bloggity blog bloggy kinda day. *smiles and waves

Kerianne said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!! The second one with the blue sky and the white tower. Its really gorgeous! All of the ones wit the tower, like the white sky, and the last one. I really love it. My sense of sight is my favorite sense.

Treasia said...

Ok, Kate, I pimped for ya. Gawd never thought that word would come from my mouth. LOL. A pimping I did go, a pimping I did go, hi ho I want that picture so.

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Monica Merced Rich said...

I'm a friend of Miriam Lovell, who directed me to your blog. Those shots are gorgeous -- hard to choose which I like best. I think it's a toss-up between the frozen dogwood and the 2nd lighthouse.

susan a. said...

Wow, they are all so lovely. I think I like the Daisy best, but those vestry windows are unusual.

stepharella said...

My fav is the daisy in texture...i love daisy's...i am going to use them in my wedding this fall!

Suzanne said...

I believe I like the birds best, but it hard to decide they are all lovely.
My husband tells me the same thing, do you think its "a man thing"?

boylerpf said...

I really am totally enamored with the crab apple blossom It reminds me of spring and is sooo...fresh and full of new things to come. They are all great!

frugalmom said...

How gorgeous. Amazing. I love the daisy one.

Tanya said...

I LOVE all of them but am partial to the Daisy because well, I'm partial to daisies! I'm visiting you from my friend and neighbor, Blue Ridge Gal! Ok, now I've got to go post a linky so I can have a second vote!

Tanya said...

and here's my linky for entry number 2! http://monroega.blogspot.com/2009/02/signs-of-spring-i.html

Sassy said...

Oh my stars...how do you choose? ALL so beautiful! Mental Pause Mama sent me this way. I love the windows and the queen anne's lace and the crab apples and the birds...holy cow...seriously how do you choose just one...everyone is so talented!!!!

big hair envy said...

Definitely the Daisy!

(I dropped in via Mental P's site:) She told me to tell you she sent me!)

Carin said...

I like Valentines Day.

You are really great with these textures.

Linda said...

My favorite is Turkey Point Light 2. They're all beautiful. I love the effects you've used.

The W.O.W. factor said...

These are gorgeous! First I thought the Crabapple, until I saw the Queen Anne Lace. Love the delicacy and subdued colors...

Julie Andrea said...

Ohh, the Daisy for first choice! I would give this to my mum, as she loves daisies too. :-)

Second choice would be the Queen Anne's Lace because it reminds me of where I used to live, in Thornhill, Ontario. On the way to work, while stopped at a traffic light, I would look over and see Chicory, Queen Anne's Lace and Bird's Foot Trefoil growing together. The colour combination of the soft blue-mauve, the off-white and the golden-yellow always amazed me and put a smile on my face ... like, how did they know to grow together and look so awesome while doing it?! :-)

Julie Andrea
sundayschild1966ATyahooDOTcom

imom said...

I love, love, love the Vestry Windows. So beautiful and dramatic.

Alyson (New England Living) said...

I'm just loving that first photo of the lighthouse! If I don't win, can I buy? :)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

The one of the Dogwood blooms is my favorite. I have to say I love all of them though. Still..flowers pull me in..ok..and birdies..still...no, it's the Dogwoods. :)
Mona
P.S. ummm...they ARE Dogwoods..aren't they?

Christine said...

Oooohhh... I like the Daisy the best. The framing of the scrolling textures, the blue and brown colors, I love it the best.

2nd fav would be the windows. :)

Punkn said...

Hi Country Girl. This is my first time here. I found you by way of Blue Ridge Gal. I love your work! The Crabapple Blooms are my favorite. I think probably because it is the time of year that I just want to see blooms - any kind of blooms!!!!!

Gail said...

I love them all. You are quite the artist. My favorite is the frozen dogwood bud.

I am assuming my post will provide its own link.

Gayle said...

It's official. You've been pimped here at The White House

Oh, ya. And I really would like the Daisy!

ChicagoLady said...

I really love the Queen Anne's Lace!

Here's my blog post about the contest:

http://makingsmallthoughtfulblogentries.blogspot.com/2009/02/pimpin-contest.html

Debbie said...

I came from MP to vote for Valentine's Day but now I'm in distress. I LOVE Turkey Point 1. I'm a loon for lighthouses. All three or gorgeous!

Still hanging with MP so my vote is Valentine's Day

grammy said...

Hi, I was just visiting from Shelley's Cabin and was looking at all the beautiful pictures. Then I noticed the giveaway. I love the vestry window picture. I had also admired the horse pic on scrapbook paper ( well it looked like that anyway). I was wishing I could do that, but read that you used photoshop. I do not have that, so I will just admire yours. (o:

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

My favorite is the Valentine's Day photo. I have twins and that's why it makes me smile :)

But if I win, I'd choose the Daisy photo and gift it to my beautiful blog friend, Vonda of The Little Egg Farm :) (She's the one that sent me here)

Have a beautiful week.

~Lisa

ps
I like your Spunky attitude. :)

rebel said...

I love the Turkey Point Lighthouse pictures. My fav is #1. Thanks for a great contest.

Poutalicious said...

Queen Anne's Lace is the one I plan to win. Mewahhh. But then I'll just have to send it to mental p but that's okay.

Queen-Size funny bone said...

OMG I love the Daisy for sure. They are my favorite....

tammy w said...

Queen Anne's Lace, but I truly love them all. Thanks for introducing me to the addictive world of textures :)

Amanda said...

They are all lovely, but my favorite is Queen Anne's Lace.

Frank said...

Turkey Point two.

It's amazing how the change of angle and the use of shadow completely makes it look like a different lighthouse.

Without a doubt, that's a home run!

cottage farm villa (cottagecharm) said...

So bummed, I missed out on your giveaway.....

Still wanted to tell you my favorite was Queen Anne's Lace. Memories of childhood :) darn:(

~cheryl

Another Sister said...

Really like 'em all. Daisy, Queen Anne's Lace, Vestry Windows especially. But that Valentine's one, with the goldfinches? That's my pick. Just love it. Boy, lots of comments, huh? Cool.

LadyStyx said...

That daisy is gorgeous....second (not by much) is the Queen Anne's Lace....very lovely.

muddigrl39 said...

well country girl it looks like you have your hands full! alot of people really love your work and they are all brilliant any of them would look wonderful in a vintage looking frame. Good luck choosing a winner. and please stop by and check out my blogs
God Bless

Terri said...

Queen Ann's Lace...it's so beautiful and matches a bedding set I just bought...I love the sage color!

I'm new to your blog and will be following...your photography skills are amazing!

I love all the pics...

hugs
Terri

Rosa said...

Okay. I've thought about it!
Queen Anne's lace.
Thank you. :)

Heidi Lee said...

Hi .. my favourite is the valentines day.. that is so precious. Heidi

Marilyn said...

I just love that daisy. They are all lovely. Did you take them yourself? Marilyn

Kristina said...

I love the crab apple blossom and also the vestry windows comes in a close 2nd! I love your photos!

tea4too0 said...

Hi, found you at the Little Egg Farm, I am partial to the daisy. Thanks for the chance to win a lovely print.

Erika said...

My fav is Vestry Windows. I love the way the light is bouncing off the glass and the texture of the stone. Wonderful! Thanks for the chance to win and have a great weekend!

Pam said...

Wow, the daisy is so lovely! Simple and elegant - love it! Georgia Rectors sent me - she mentions you a lot! Thanks for the inspiration!

Mary said...

I keep putting off entering because I can't decide on a favorite! But I think I'll have to go with "Valentine's Day." They are all gorgeous, Kate!
xoxo,
Mary

Brittany said...

I am a graphic and Web designer and i love how you have altered your photography with programs! No many people do that these days...I'm actually afraid to add graphic alterations to my photography in fear that it will ruin what i've tried to capture, but you do it beautifully!

http://mysilentstories.blogspot.com/

Amongst The Oaks said...

I love all the photos, but Turkey Point Light would look best in my new Spa-ish bathroom. Thanks for you daily posts - we do appreciate them.
~Laura

MarmiteToasty said...

My favourite by far is the Daisy photo...... I LOVE daisies with a passion so maybe Im a little biased lol

Came here via punkn's blob... lovely place you have here...

x

Rocky Mountain Yankee said...

It was a hard decision but my favorite is the Turkey Point Light 2 and I will be pimping this giveaway on my blog at rockymountainyankee.blogspot.com. Have a great day!

Carolynn said...

Too. Hard. To pick just one! I'm torn between the Vestry Windows which is very cool and a great angle, and the Daisy which is fresh and cheerful.

What fun! Thanks for letting me play along. I'll be checking out your photo gallery. You have a great eye!

Deb said...

They're all gorgeous! My favourite is Tukey Point Light 3 :-)

LauraBeth said...

Your Daisy in Bloom makes me so happy! I love the feel and look, I love the flower and angle, everything about it. Thank you!

Jody Blue said...

Lovin' the queen annes lace!!

I'm Not Leif said...

I loved all the Turkey Points, but I'm going with #2, looking out over the water.

and then, I adored the Crabapple!

Judyann said...

Hi Kate,
Not sure if I like the crabapple or the #1 lighthouse the best. My friend Debra received one of your beautiful photos and I've enjoyed viewing it every time I visit.

Here is my blog: http://judyann-funblog.blogspot.com/

Country Girl said...

Debra's 2nd chance.

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Country Girl said...

Nancy's 2nd chance.

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Country Girl said...

Weezee's 2nd chance.

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Country Girl said...

jinxgrrl's 2nd chance.

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Country Girl said...

Blue Ridge Gal's 2nd chance.

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Country Girl said...

Chicago Lady's 2nd chance.

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Country Girl said...

Judyann's 2nd chance.

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gail said...

These are beautiful = I love the queen anne's lace. This is my first time here -- I found your blog when it was 'pimped' by Gayle at The White House!

My Metabolic Rate is Stuck said...

THe DAISY....
I WISH I had your TALENT and IMAGINATION! THEY are ALL SO BEAUTIFUL!

imbeingheldhostage said...

awww stink, I am ALWAYS late. I came over from Color of Home and even though I'm too late to play or pimp, they are gorgeous!!