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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Mother's Day Giveaway...

Mother's Day is right around the corner, so the Cranky Queen thought it would be nice to have a giveaway. I know that most of us consider "motherhood" as the greatest gift that God could give us...so I wanted to make your Mother's Day special from one "mamma" to another...
The old saying "If Mamma Ain't Happy, Ain't Nobody's Happy", holds true in the Queen's house, so I have graciously crafted this altered bottle for one special mother to win!

The top of the bottle using ribbon, lace, old jewelry, buttons...


The back of the bottle graced with old book pages, bits of vintage doilies & embroidery, buttons, jewels, lace & flowers...

Look at this sweet angel's face...
Old netting attached with buttons on the sides....
 OK, All you Mothers out there, I know what you are asking yourself? 
HOW DO I ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY???
The Cranky Queen is feeling generous today, so I will make it easy...
1.  Leave a comment on my blog telling me a short sweet motherly
     memory & tell me if you are a new follower or a current follower.
2.  Grab my Giveaway Button & place on your sidebar for the length 
     of the giveaway time frame.
3.  Share my blog site with a friend if you like...

The entries for the Mother's Day Giveaway ends on Tuesday, May 3rd at midnight central time.  Good luck to all you moms that have kissed scraped knees & elbows, brushed tears away, sat in the heat during sporting events biting your nails with anticipation, taxied to ballet & dance, sat through piano & band recitals, held them close when they thought their hearts were breaken, & most of all, loving them eternally no matter what.
Happy Mother's Day from The Cranky Queen!


40 comments:

  1. you are invited to follow my blog

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  2. What a lovely blog you have! Found you through Sherry at No Minimalist Here. Love your about me profile ~ have to giggle as I, too, am a GRITS!

    Sweet giveaway! I'm your newest follower and will be happy to help spread the news about your blog/giveaway with a link back to you on my sidebar!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  3. Okay, got your giveaway pic and link back to your blog added to my sidebar! Now....a sweet motherly memory....I've got millions, but my dear mother always always put me first, even coming to a football game to watch me perform with 103 fever!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  4. I remember being rushed and in a bad mood. My mother waited outside with my son then 4 while I ran inside a chili parlor to pick up our food,and glancing back thru the glass door to see my sons face pressed against the window with the sweetest expression & smile! At that moment my bad mood disappeared. Got Your Button on Side Bar. Hugs Tee

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  5. Awww, what a precious bottle!! Totally gorgeous, Tiff! Hmmm, a precious memory? I remember when it was summer, I was 17 and I wanted to go out...Well, I had summer school in the morning (only because I was getting more credits to graduate early) and I wanted to go out so much to see my friends--and yay! my mom let me go!! (See, it was 10 o'clock which was my school night curfew.) She was my hero that night! lol

    XO
    Cindy

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  6. Wow! Some one is going to be really lucky to win that bottle!! I remember my mother would get up at 5:00 am every morning and cook a huge breakfast every morning before we went to school. I am a new follower of your blog.

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  7. Gorgeous bottle. I've got your button on my sidebar. My mother is an amazing artist. I have lovely memories of my mother crafting with us on Saturday mornings. I'm hoping that my daughters are enjoying crafting as much as I did growing up.

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  8. Hello! What a fantastic giveaway! I am already a follower. Check out your button on my blog:

    http://jeanieatc.blogspot.com/

    When I was little, we would drive to my uncle's house for a visit and it took about 45 minutes. At that time there was no such thing as seat belts or kids car seats. I loved those visits because as we were driving home late in the evening, my Mom always let me sit up front with her. I would lay on the seat with my head in her lap and she would stroke my hair. I have to tell you that I felt safer at that time than I ever would have with a car seat or a seat belt! It's a very fond memory.

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  9. Your bottle creation is beautiful! Thank you so much for joining my party!
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  10. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Nice to meet you. I love your Easter pics. and manly Easter basket! Ha!

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  11. What a beautiful creation! love all the embellishments with lace and the pretty rose. Thanks so much for linking to STL Wednesday!
    Mary

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  12. Hi,
    I am a new follower. Love, love the bottle! A special memory I have of my mom is what a fantastic seamstress she was. When in High school my sisters and I would give her a pic of a dress we liked in the Seventeen magazine. Wa-La, she would make up her ouwn pattern and make us one that looked exactly like it. Boy, I sure miss her!!

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  13. Oh My Goodness that bottle is gorgeous. Hope I win. I will be putting your button on my blog. I lost my Mom when I was 7 years old, but I do have some tender memories of her. She was so talented and made all my clothes. A very sweet mother. She fussed over me and my brother and adored us. I have shed a zillion tears for her even in my adulthood. I have missed her so much. I have always missed her. Thanks for letting me share my memory. Karie

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  14. May the best Mother win. All mothers are winners in my book.

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  15. Hi Tiff...I thought about you all evening--I sure hope you made it through the storms OK!! We're all waking up to the devastating photos, and the pics of Alabama are heartbreaking....we're praying for you over there.

    (I took ANOTHER job, so I REALLY don't blog much now, but always enjoy seeing what fun you are up to!)

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  16. How pretty is that! Love old bottles--you created something truly beautiful. Have a great week. Patty

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  17. Love the bottle, it is so sweet!!
    Please enter me I am a new follower!!!!
    Suzann ~xoxox~

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  18. I ADORE that bottle...looks like alot of loving went into making it!

    I'm a new follower!

    The memory that popped into my mind was the birth of my oldest daughter. It was a tough delivery and we almost lost her...she was what they called an old baby...didn't want to come out...bugger! When she was finally born she was not a pretty baby (although she became one of the most beautiful kids), beat and battered big girl 9 lbs 5 oz...ears bent down, skin peeling...she kind of looked like a bulldog...really... I just remember my mother holding her so lovingly, looking at her with adoring eyes and telling me how beautiful she was and that she looked just like my father (who had passed when I was 17)! It is a memory that I will always have in my head and my heart!

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  19. Snatched your button and posted about your blog and giveaway...thanks for sharing!

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  20. Hi!
    I can't stop laughing at your profile!!! I LOVE IT!!! I'm not from the south but I'm from Puerto Rico and I KNOW what you mean about the summers and humidity. Thank you for such a beautiful giveaway!!! One of my favorite memories of my mom is that she is an Awesome cook and everything she makes is perfect!!!
    best regards,
    Wanda

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  21. Hi sweet Tiff,
    thank you for telling me about your giveaway. I have posted about it on my blog today. Your bottle is beautiful!!!!
    Have a peaceful day
    Karen B. ~ Todolwen

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  22. What a pretty bottle. I am a new follower. Found your blog from Karen's blog Todolwen. I will be pittong your button on my sidebar. I lost my mom many years ago but my fondest memory is what a great seamstress she was, still miss her dearly.

    Hugs
    Jackie

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  23. I am not a mom, though I hope to be one someday soon. I just wanted to say that this is a beautiful bottle!

    ~Trisha

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  24. OMG your bottle is gorgeous....love the pretty print you have chosen...and the vintage lace says it all.
    I am a new follower and cant wait to read more.
    HPS
    Michelle

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  25. I am a mum but my favourite tale is that of my mum. When I was a child we went to the movies to see Herbie goes to Monte Carlo. My mum was laughing so hard her teeth fell out & she caught them. Needles to say I was in fits of laughter & I can still see it as clear as day in my mind.
    PS have grabbed your button also
    Kind regards
    Michelle

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  26. What a pretty bottle! Love all the details you put into it. Thanks for joining TTF. I am your newest follower!

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  27. What a beautiful bottle you have created, Miss Cranky. It will make someone very happy this Mothers' Day.

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  28. You outdid yourself on this bottle! I love it!

    I think my sweetest memories of her aren't memories at all, but the pictures of her and me when I was a baby. My favorite is one of us looking in the mirror. That was when she was full of hope that I'd be everything she thought she wasn't.

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  29. So very pretty :) Hmmm...special mom memory? My mom was and is a prayer warrior. I remember in Higb School and I was having trouble with friends, boys, school, what ever...my mom would say "let's pray about it" and I would think "whatever!!!" But now I realize that was and is the answer to every problem :)
    Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog too! Chat soon, Laurel

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  30. Hi, and thankyou for inviting me, to your beautiful giveaway-your bottle is soooo very beautiful-I would love to win it- and thanks for your sweet comment.
    xo,Dorthe

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  31. Hi Tiff,
    your altered bottle is gorgeous!! I'm a new follower and will post on my side bar.Thanks for the chance:)Have a wonderful Sunday.
    Hugs,
    Marie

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  32. Just LOVELY :)
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  33. Hi, I am glad to have found your blog before your giveaway ends. I love all the things you love too. Only I am not southern. My mother is from Houston, and I lived there when I was very little. I learned to talk there when I was two and three so I think some of my speech comes from the south.
    I would love to be included in your drawing and I am a new follower.

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  34. Hi,

    Your altered bottle is so lovely.
    I'm only a mother to my Miss Morgan
    the yorkie..tee hee

    So I'll leave the entries to the women
    with human children although this 5 pound
    furbaby thinks she is human.

    Pink Sparkles,
    Stephanie ♥

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  35. I love this wonderful bottle...sorry my english is not so good.
    My little daughter and me was yesterday at the fleamarket and she look at the same things what i looking for...this is funny because she is 3years old !!!
    I´m a new Follower...have a wonderful day and Motherday, Kerstin from Germany

    If i win...i have a adress in the USA...my sister life in Kentucky !!!

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  36. Hi Tiffany,

    I'm back! I'm a follower now and I've put a button on my blog for the giveaway.

    Pink Sparkles,
    Stephanie ♥

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  37. I'm liken' your blog....Cool giveaway too.

    Linda
    Queen Bee Cottage
    'Us Queens Gotta Stick Together!' :o)

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  38. GREAT GIVEAWAY
    New follower and memory is finally finding my mother after 45years although she had past away i met her sister of 88.

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  39. Gorgeous! I'm putting your giveaway button on my blog now!

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  40. I also shared this with friends by posting it to Facebook!

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