Friday, January 1, 2010

Let's Celebrate! A Brand New GCD Studios Giveaway!

How excited am I ???
GCD Studios is having a Release Party
to announce their brand new collection!

I am thilled to announce that Julie's Open Window has been given the privilege of being the FIRST to offer you an opportunity to  



'Homespun Chic'
is the new collection by designer Melody Ross.
Many of you will remember Melody as the creative mind behind Chatterbox and most recently the designer behind
the 'Artsy Urban' Collection for GCD Studios.

YOU HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO WIN OVER $50 
of 'Homespun Chic'!

Here's what you can win...

1 ~ complete collection of 12 x 12 'Homespun Chic'
5 ~ sets of 'Homespun Chic' Embellishments

A PRIZE PACKAGE WORTH OVER $50

HERE'S ALL YOU NEED TO DO TO BE ELIGIBLE TO WIN:

At the end of this post, leave me a comment telling me what  
YOU would do with this fabulous collection.
I would LOVE for you to become a follower
of The Open Window as well.

CONTEST IS OPEN TO ALL!!!

This contest closes at midnight CST on Saturday, Jan. 10th, 2010
Winner will be announced on Monday, Jan. 11th, 2010

HOW WOULD YOU LIKE AN EXTRA CHANCE TO WIN BIG?
There are always fabulous giveaways going on over at GCD Studios, so pop on over and see what's new!  When you leave your comment, make sure you tell Heidi that you came from  
Julie's Open Window!

69 comments:

Fliss said...

All I can say to this is WOW! Julie. The collection is stunning, almost too gorgeous for words!
It's absolutely perfect for my 18 year old daughter as she's on an art foundation year prior to a degree in fashion and textiles. I would just love to make her an art journal to take with her and the vintage style images are perfect, especially as she's currently learning pattern making.
Happy New Year to you and yours. Love, Fliss x

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Oh my gosh ... what beautiful goodies!!! Hmmm what would I do ... well, I have decided that in 2010 I will venture out into more 3d type projects using my love for the vintage flair. I can already visualize some fun projects using these products.
As soon as I submit this comment ... I will become a follower of your blog ... I am already inspired by what I've seen and can't wait to see/learn more from you!! Thanks for this opportunity ... so generous!!

Pejtoon said...

Hi Julie :) Thanks for visiting my blog :)
I would love to play along with You at The Play Date Cafe Challenge :)

This new collection is so lovely!! this colours!! I love making some small notebooks for young and sexy ladies :D And this collection is perfect for it :)

Hugs from Poland,
Pejtoon

CelticWoman said...

wow Julie, to be sequestered away with all these fabulous goodies, what dreams are made of great. Hugs

Sarah Anderson said...

Wow! It must have taken you forever to put all those photos up! Worth it though, it's great to see the whole collection together :)
Hmmm, I get my sewing maching out and use the papers and some of those yummy buttons to make a collection of notecards xx

Marydon Ford said...

Happy New Year, Julie. What gorgeous goodies.
Hugs, TTFN ~ Marydon

Diane said...

I would love to make different collages with this collection. I love this era, and the vintage look of the papers. Thanks, Julie

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

This is a lovely collection. I sometimes make cards for a healthcare facility, and some of the ladies are "older" and I'm sure they'd love cards made with these papers and things!

1CardCreator said...

What a wonderful retro designer set! The sets of bags are adorable too! Thanks for sharing! I'll head on over to the GCD blog now! ~Diane

SmilynStef said...

What yummy paper ... looks like it would be perfect for those photos of my mom from the late 60's ... thanks for stopping by my blog and letting me know about the giveaway.

Rachael said...

Oh WOW!!! What a ton of goodies! Well, if I won them I would definitely make some cute cards! I would also make some layouts of my daughters and/or me and my girlfriends.

By the way, your blog is gorgeous! I love the flowers along the sides! I've been subscribed to your blog for awhile already, but can't remember if I'm a follower or not. I get confused by the subscribed/follower thing. I know there's a slight difference. Anyway, thanks for the chance to win such awesome blog candy!

Heather Jensen said...

Oooo girl, I would make alot of cards using these beautiful papers and embellishments. I love these. I have never seen anything from this company before. This is righ up my alley.
I will head right over there and let them know you sent me.

Rachel said...

I love Melody's collection! I would make a wonderful journal for 2010!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

wow, what a give-away, what yummy papers and embellies...two of my favorite things.....I would make lots of cards. I would like to think I may use some of it scraping, but I do not have the time anymore for that, although I need to catch up...thanks for the chance to win!

enjoy *~*

scrapperjulia said...

Hi, Julie! I am impressed by the beautiful papers and embellishments! It made me want to scrapbook some of my pictures of vintage pictures of my Grandmother and my Aunt (who passed away in November) they were both very crafty! Thanks for the chance to win!

Jennie said...

OH! what fabulous papers and accessories! Already see altered art possibilities,altered books, and oh my brain is telling me a plethora of things.. just loving the colours..hehe.
Thank you for the opportunity to win
xx

lynn said...

so pretty! they would be great on mini albums, cards, and scrapbook pages! thanks julie, for this great chance!

Jenn Borjeson said...

Well, since I seem to have a serious problem with being addicted to challenges, I am sure I would use this stuff to enter more challenges! :) hee hee Thanks for the chance to win!

Julie Overby said...

I absolutely adore this line and can't wait to get my hands on some! I would probably alter a few home decor items for my daughter's room and make a mini album out of it as well.

I love how it matches your blog. So pretty!
Thanks for the chance!

The Paper Princess said...

Dear Julie,

I am a HUGE fan of Melody Ross so I am just blown away by her new collection AND the chance to win it on your fabulous blog! I signed up to be a follower and will post the candy on my blog, Create With Joy, as well - come visit when you have a moment!

I love making all sorts of pretty things - ATCs, altered projects, scrapbook pages, etc - as well as sharing my supplies with my friends - so the candy will be put to good use should it end up in my hands! :-)

Happy New Year To You!
Ramona :-)
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hi Julie! What a fabulous giveaway collection! I would have an ongoing creative festival of crafts to make if I were to win this sweet lot! Please add my name to the pot!

Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my gifts to dear Paulette! I so enjoyed creating them for her.

Happy 2010! Wishing you a year full of love and creative happiness! Thanks also so much for your sweet visits! I really appreciate you adding my giveaway badge to your lovely blog!

Hugs,
Lisa :)

*Alison* said...

wow.. Julie.. what an amazing eye candy, blog candy give away.. wow.. if I won this set.. I would create a mini scrapbook and scrapbook holder for my mom and for my sis in law since we have her name next year for Christmas.. she would love it done in this set.. and then of course LOTS and LOTS of CARDS!! :) hehe.. HUGS

Valerie said...

I have never seen a line that I like as well as this. I would probably make a tag portfolio with someone of it and scrapbook with the rest. Very pretty

Hels said...

Cor, this is an AMAZING collection...now, what would I do if I won? well, I would first of all do a little dancey wiggly thing to show my excitement...then I would sit for probably several weeks stroking the papers and saying "ooh and ahh" every so often...*and that would get me out of the chores too* and then .. I would very gently cut up the papers and make someting pretty using them...and then say sorry for cutting them up but it is for their own good!

Thanks for being in with a chance to win such gorgeous stash!

Happy New Year to you and yours and hoping 2010 brings you all you ever wished for xx

li-bee-ti said...

WOW! this is just gorgeous collection! it is so so beautiful!
thanks for inviting me to this giveaway.
If I win.... I'd love using it for some 3-D projects I wish to make, surely I'll use it for scrabooking I intend to make for my sister, and million of million of cards...
thanks for the chance to win!
hugs.

Kenzie9060 said...

Very nice... I like making mini albums, so can see these guys especially the 8x8's being used. Love the embellishments too! Tracey in NZ

Julie said...

Ummmm...yes, please! I can't even tell you what I would do with this...what WOULDN'T I do with this?!?!?! I do believe I need every single piece of this! Heading over to see what else there is! What are YOU going to do with it???

klasickewpie said...

Oh my! This collection has just brought tears to my eyes. I remember as a young girl, thumbing through shoebox after shoebox filled with all kinds of clothing patterns my mother had accumulated with the four girls she raised. Each one my school pictures is a photograph of me with a handmade dress she sewed for the new school year. I would definetly make a scrapbook page (for myself) and for my mother, I would make a tribute album with a page for each school picture and journal about each dress to let her know how special those dresses were to me, as each one was a "one-of-a-kind" from her fingers to my heart.

Lola said...

I love this line of paper. It will be great for my paper collection. I have always loved Melody Ross. Thanks for the chance to win.

mgcreative said...

wow! this is fabulous!
speechless to answer the question..
hmm.. of course i would make some paper craft with this, some vintage ones :)
thx for the chance to win :)

Christine said...

OMG, this line is ablsolutely inspiring! I love everything about it!!! What wouldn't I do with this is a better question! I might use it to make home decor objects to use in my vintage 50s decorate kitchen!

Blessings,
Christine

Tany Sol said...

wow!!!!
Awesome prize!!!! Thanks for the chance to win! I really want to be the lucky winner. I want to make album for my mom. Fantastic collection!
Thanks and Happy New Year!

Rachel said...

What fabulous stuff! I think I'd use them in the new art journal I'm planning where I'll write little stories for dolls I make and then create backgrounds for them to live in. The wonderful women in this collection could easily have their own hopes, dreams and stories.

Helen said...

Wow! What a fantastic collection and an amazing prize for someone. I would use it for cards,and some altering projects that I intend to do this year.

Nenne said...

ohhh the collection is stunning! Wish I hade some of those for the challenge at play date cafe LOL! Other than that I would love to make a mini with the collection! About my hobbies and interests - it would be perfect! :D

Thanks for your sweet comment and I will definitly try to come play at PDCC!

Maggi said...

Holy freakn' moley, must have this! Must have this! Must have this! lol

*drool*

Hanne said...

This is amazing. Such beautiful colors! I can see myself making loads of cards and also use it for altered objects.

Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog!
Hugs Hanne

peggy gatto said...

Outstanding and unique collection!!!!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

What a fantastic paper collection...the colors and designs are so gorgeous. If I was a lucky recipient I doubt you could get them out of my hands without a struggle as I would be totally savoring each and every sheet, thinking of all the wonderful finished art pieces that would be forthcoming. Not just for the variety of different sized cards that could be created but all the interesting projects that could be enhanced as well...just think about the applications to chipboard, grungeboard, boxes, metal pieces, and so much more. Too many ideas, and to add to them, the feeling of a warm and inviting Spring.

Kathryn B said...

Wow! I love all the colors and elements included in this pack! I would use this for scrappin' some spring and summer photos, cards an album for my friends mom that I need to make...the ideas are endless!!! Thanks for a chance to win ;0)!

Laurel said...

Oh my goodness what a fabulous lot of goodies! I think I would start off with a mini album!

Laurel said...

Oh and I said I came from here!

Paul B said...

Beautiful collection, very wistful & romantic. I can see myself covering boxes to make some elegant co-ordinating storage for my craft room. And of course all the scraps will be turned into cards :) I won't show up as a follower as I follow you already using googles ireader :) x

Jan said...

WOW...this is more than a COLLECTION! Amazing give away and I'd love to win :)

Melisa Waldorf said...

Happy New Year Julie! Wow! I love this collection!

Janene said...

This collection is gorgeous. I am not sure I could bring myself to use it - might just have to sit and stare at it,. Then again - might just have to buy a few. Thanks for sharing

Lucy Edmondson said...

What a stunning collection! I would make a retro sewing basket from the pattern paper,mixing and matching with the other papers, then some mini books with the patterned brads for the clasps.

thank you for the opportunity to win,

Lucy x

Linby said...

wow - what wouldn't you do! I and my OHs Mother both used to dressmake and so I would scrapbook and then make her a card so she could remember times past.
Linbyx

Ann Cicilie said...

Oh my sweet gosh, what a marvelous line - and fantastic giveaway!

What I would do? Well, first I would probably add some sugar to those wonderful buttons and eat a few of them:D Pregnant women can do so without getting strange looks, right?

Haha, well, seriousely...

I'm expecting a little baby girl any day now, and would love to use some of that papers and embellishment for making a memory book, where I can write down when she first smiled, took her first step and that sort of things.

And I would make some small gifts and cards and send to a few of my special friends:)

Karola said...

Hi Julie, what a beautiful giveaway! Since when I sew for the first time this collection - I am in love completely! What would I love to make from it? Certainly the album "mother and daughter" for me and my sweet daughter Rose, this collection is fantastic for celebrating family relations! Hugs and Happy New Year!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Hi Julie! What an awesome give-away! This collection warms my heart as it reminds me of dresses that I made with pretty patterned fabric, some 30+ years ago, but not with such pretty buttons!!! Gorgeous. I will be following you...your work is beautiful.

Amy said...

This is one magical blog candy that rocks the earth!!!!WOW!! I'd love a chance to win. The colors are a wonderful pallette!
I'd do some scrapbooking for my girl and makes lots of sweet ATC's with this package. I'm a follower. Thanks for the giveaway..sweets

JulyeB said...

What fab colours and themes, I would use them to make something for my sister as she is in the process of having a 50's style colour scheme kitchen fitted as she fell in love with the style when she visited anretro diner when visiting the states , I forget where but definintely something for her to start with anyway but not sure what maybe a memo board for her shopping lists or wall hanger would have to see how much wall space she has and do a consult I'm sure she'd love them too,thanks for the chance to win and have become a follower Julye

Laura said...

I would use the beautiful papers to back chipboard pages to make a retro journal and combine them with fabrics, images and nostalga.

Thespa said...

What a great giveaway and an AMAZING site you have here. I'll be following you and adding a link to you from my blog. Happy New Year!

JeanFB said...

Wow, this line is fabulous! I love all the different types of embellies! I can definitely envision a collection of mother's day gifties made with these... notecards, a little purse-sized brag book (for the grannies), a journal or recipe box. And those bags are to die for - what a unique addition to the regular papercrafting collections! Hmmmmm, I think I need this whole collection, LOL!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Charlene Austin said...

EEEK! This line is amazing!!!!!!! I would hoard it. LOL----I kid, I kid.

Lynn Stevens said...

Wowzers, What a Great giveaway, What would I do with all this Goodness well PLAY of course
Plese enter me
Thankx
minpinsloveme at msn dot com

toscania-art-life said...

Awesome give-away. A beautiful line. Love it. I would make a book-album with it. And many many cards.
Thank you for giving a chance to win.

Gena Justice said...

This line is so unique!!! I watch Madmen and this reminds me of the dress styles on the show. Your giveway is awesome too, so many items. If I won I would of course use the items to make cards and tags. Thanks for offering such a great prize! Oh, and thanks for the nice comment about my card on my blog.
Gena Justice

mommyof5kidz said...

What a beautiful new line! I would LOVE OVE LOVE to do an album for my mother!! She has had 2 of her brothers, a sister and her father pass, and all of her photos are boxed up in her attic. This line would be PERFECT for the vintage~y feel that I have been searching for to begin this project!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Oh my goodness!!!!!! I LOVE this line. I have never worked with GCD products before. That paper is just perfect for Spring!
I think I would start with a vintage styled banner and then make a few collages and finnish with layout and cards!!!
Lindsey

Craftyanny said...

This is a gorgeous collection just right for any female cards.
I can see me having a few gorgeous altered vintage style bits and bobs for my daughters bedroom too:)
hugs
Anne x

Lynne said...

Hi
WOW what lovely stuff!! If i won these goodies i would give the fabric flowers, the buttons and the fabric "made by me" labels to my daughter. She is learning to sew. She had a sewing box for Christmas and at the moment is embroidering a bird and flowers onto some blue fabric to make a cushion for her room.She is nearly 10 years old and has been sewing every day since Christmas! Her room is duck egg blue with pink birds and pink and lemon flowers.So this collection would be perfect for adding to her sewing. The rest of the stash i would use to scrapbook her first attempts at sewing. I would also make her a little journal book by using some of the papers to cover an ordinary notebook. The colours of this collection are perfect for her room.
lynne
ps. love your site!

Shaz said...

Well... honestly. I would horde the whole beautiful collection for at least a week! I <3 paper! Then I would open it all and look at it!!! Ohhhh and Ahhhh! Did I mention that I love PAPER!
Okay after all the obsessing I would scrap me teen years and a few pictures of my Mom! Mom loves pink and she sews! This collection would be perfect for her personality. I can add the pages to the book I gave her last year for mothers day. ~Perfect~
Please pick mr Random Generator!
Shaz

Katarina said...

Oh, wow, this line looks sooo adorable. If I would be lucky enough to win I would finally alter some boxes for my sewing equipment. Yes, I sew aswell (as one of my many hobbies) so this would fit perfectly. I need a tin for some odds and ends and one for spools. With this beautiful line I think I can come up with more containers to alter. Can you imagine how beautiful it would be in a sewing corner?

Teri said...

This is a beautiful collection. If I won this, I would make a Corner Fold Fancy Dress card (as seen on YouTube) for my niece, a seamstress in Michigan.
Thank you for this offer :D

~Tonja~ said...

Oh my what sweet goodness...I just found your blog and now am following..would love to win this...I would probably try and make some cards
and anything else I could think of...
Sweet Blessings...
Tonja

rush8888 said...

i made some atc's similar to the vintage women on the front. i think i would use this bunch of goodies to make card-sized hanging paper plaque.