July 28, 2011

Home Sweet Home Giveaway

***Contest closed. Winner chosen here***
What a fun month of book birthday celebration it has been. We are bringing it to a close with one final giveaway.

We chose objects that represented home. I think "home" has a special meaning for us at Beaducation. Not only do we regard our jobs (and lovely new workspace) like a second home and our co-workers like family, we also want our customers to feel that they have found a home, too.



It's great to talk to our customers and feel like they are old friends. We love sending out product from our home to homes all over the world, and of course we LOVE that Lisa's baby has found a place in so many of your homes and studios.

This nice little collection is ready to come home to you. This bundle includes a Beaducation Original House stamp, a Tiny Heart  stamp, a Flower stamp, a brass key charm and a couple of copper blanks to make your own house charm. All you need to do is add your favorite letter set and stamping tools and you are ready to go.

To win, leave us a home-themed comment below. Where is your dream home? What does home mean to you? Where do you craft at home? A favorite quote or saying?

The contest ends Monday, August 1 at 9 AM PST. For extra chances to win, help spread the word through your social media outlets (FB, Twitter, your blog), link back to this post and leave a comment below for each. One comment equals one entry. Good luck!

160 comments:

Kristi said...

Home is My Family. We just moved into a house from a small apt, so home is wherever we are together.

Michelle said...

To me home is wherever my family is. I hope to always live right where I do, but I know as long as my family is there we can make any place a home.

Jamie G. said...

My little home is in Northern Michigan and we love living here!

Cheryl said...

Home is where family is, for me. I usually craft in an extra room where my supplies are. Would love to win the last giveaway for this month.

Love, love, love Beaducation!!!

Natasha said...

i have moved a crazy amount of times in my life, so home for me is not any one place--my home is my husband and my girls.

nat a. said...

One of my favorite Irish Proverbs about the thought of home, family and friends:
"May your home always be too small to hold all your friends. And may the roof above you never fall in,and those gathered beneath it never fall out."
It was part of a toast at our wedding and I always think of it when we fill our house to the brim with family and friends for holidays and birthday. We are very blessed!

Goddess Amaunet said...

A saying that is common in military homes as we move so much and often have little choices about our moves. "Grow where you are planted."

judith said...

for me, Facebook has become a substitute home because I sit at my work desk for long hours, but I can check in frequently to visit with family and friends, and find out what is going with people no matter how remote they may be.

Goddess Amaunet said...
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nat a. said...

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/NatalieAlxndr/status/96656194197913600

Natallie
it dot iz dot nat at gmail dot com

ascasta said...

A home isn't 4 walls, it's the people inside.

cheri canchola said...

my home is full of blessings...6 of them...they are my heart and it would not be home without them :)cheri c.

Trinkets of Fancy™ said...
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Trinkets of Fancy™ said...

a home isn't given, it's made, with love.

Unknown said...

Home to me is where I am safe and comfortable. Where my daughter and Husband are. Where there is endless amounts of love..:) At home I like to craft in the dining room at night after the baby is asleep. My Husband and I are looking to buy our first house soon so maybe I will get my own craft room! Fingers crossed!

Goddess Amaunet said...

I shared this giveaway on facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/Kontessa

Goddess Amaunet said...

Tweeted this too:
http://twitter.com/#!/BookGoddes/status/96659236947378176

Anita said...

Lyrics from a favorite Kenny Loggins song:

Just think of your friends
The ones who care
They all will be waiting there
With love to share
And your heart will lead you HOME.

tanya said...

My husband is deployed to Iraq right now, and we can say from experience, home is the place you miss most when you are away

marla said...

home is where the heart is, where the flowers bloom and the key to your existence. love , love , love all your items.

beadwhimsical said...

As for me and my house we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15
I' ve been waiting for this stamp to be ready. Yeah

Anonymous said...

Home for me growing up has always been where ever we were together as a family since we have moved alot and now as my children are growing up, I continue with Mom's thought, home is where the family is.
Nicole S.
ansarha at bendbroadband dot com

Just One Thing More said...

Home is where my kids are! And anywhere my craft "mess" is currently spread out...is never a mess to me. Creativity takes space. :)

Eledyn said...

There's a saying... Home is where your heart is... That I think is true for everyone. I grew up a block over from where I live now and always knew I wanted to raise my own family in the same area. After looking at what seemed like thousands of homes we finally found one that (almost) felt like home. A few renos and 2 babies and a ton of memories later it's now without a doubt our home. Not so much the house itself but the people that make it worth coming home to when the day is done!

Jen said...

Ooh, I want!

At home, I craft at the kitchen table mostly. It's old and beat up a bit, so I don't mind a few extra marks.

maneki said...

Homes can be so important, so central. I'm not one of those who can have my life in a backpack and travel like a vagabond, not attached to any special place. But I feel I can live anywhere and anyhow just as long as my parental home, our farm, is still here and that I can come back whenever I want. I don't have to live here, just as long as I can take comfort in knowing it's there. That it always will. I can't even imagine what it'd be like not having the farm in the family! I'd be horrible, losing such an important part of my life. While we've never talked about it I've always thought of it as obvious that me or my sis will take over one day, that the place with remain in the family at least throughout our lives.

Kristen said...

I do truly believe that home is where your heart lives and currently I am in my dream home raising my family and cherishing every minute of it. I even bead while enjoying family time in the living room.

Heather Leake Siessel said...

My home is where my family and friends are. After moving around a lot when I was little, i learned that home was not a physical structure, but any place my heart felt loved and safe...and so today, i try to make my physical structure (and my jewelry) a place where other people's hearts feel loved and safe.

J said...

I can't wait to make my home somewhere that it doesn't snow. This unfortunately is far in the future.

BeadGeek said...

Home is where I bead and where I rest my head. It’s were I bend and burn metal and tuck my kids into bed. Home is where I want to be whenever I’m away. I could sit in my home and bead and bead all day. :)

DLGray-Wurz said...

Be it ever so humble...there's no place like home! I've lived in Michigan, Texas, Florida, California and at long last New Mexico! =)

somethingunique said...

Hi Lisa & the gang over at Beaducation, first off i would like to say thnaks for all of these amazing giveaways, i hope these giveaways have introduced a new technique to some who may have never had the oppertunity to try stamping b4!
my dream home would be on a beach somewhere with a studio right on the beach with my amazing son Jack & daughter Renee who my whole world.I have to say my fave quote came from Lisa herself "dance like no one is watching" i just love that as well "be kind to one another" take care and have a great weekend ttfn Lana

Sheryl said...

Favorite quote right now is Home Is Where Love Resides, Memories Are Created, Friends Always Belong, Laughter Never Ends.

Cerrisse said...

I feel that home is a place where you feel safe and can be yourself. My home is located in the hot desert of southern Utah :)

curtishascerrisse07@yahoo.com

Cerrisse said...

I tweeted this giveaway!

@ciecie85

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Xander said...

Home is where I do all my creating and most of the inspiration comes from those in my home. My family is a constant source of support and creative muse. Without my home there would be no art in my soul.

GJacob said...

My mom used to have a sign in her house that read, "Come in, sit down, relax, converse. My house doesn't always look like this, sometimes it's even worse!"

luluvision said...

Home is wherever my family is so as long as I am with my family, I am home.

Shannon said...

Home is where your heart (my family is). I don't live in my dream house, but, we are together and healthy, so we have everything we need to be happy!

rosebud101 said...

Home is, truly, where your heart is.

Ash-ums said...

My husband and I are newly weds, eeek!! We have a dream of owning a beautiful home in Oregon and raising a family there. We're both working really hard right now to get there, (we live in Vegas).

Zyatica said...

Home is a place I can relax and create in it is where my family is and where I love to be..

Kasey said...

At home, I craft in my beloved sunroom. The sunroom has 12 big windows that I get to stare off into while brainstorming. Colorful pictures and decorations fill the room! I've got a big yellow comfy chair and a half in the corner, which is my little happy place. I share my sunroom with my two dogs and cat. I could literally spend all of my time in this one room that means so much to me!

Kathy said...

Home is where I can walk in and just feel the stress of the day leaving.

Boot ~C said...

My dream home would be an older 2 story home(maybe I could keep the downstairs clutter free?)w/ a wrap around porch

Gemma said...

Home is where I make it. Whether it be my house, a friend's, a vacation spot, as long as I am comfy there, I am home.

Noemi said...

The saying "Home is where your heart is" is so true for me as we have been moving a lot and even today the place where I live is not where we will be staying.
My family is my home.

Luci said...

Home is where my heart is. And being an army wife, that means that home is half a world away a lot of times. But there is no home without my hubby :)

Hi, im Shellie said...

home is where my family is...never thought i would be a mom or a wife. and i have two kids and a wounderful hubby, that takes great care of us.

KarenFoxPhotography said...

At home, I craft EVERYWHERE!

PaintinByFaith said...

I have a large family ... five kids ... I see home in each of their eyes. They are all but one in their teen years so sometimes it is hectic & stressful ... but I wouldn't leave the comfort of 'my home' for anything!

Michele V. said...

"A house is made of bricks and beams, a house is made of love and dreams"

JenniferJW said...

Home is wherever my family is (this includes our dog).

As for me, I am also "at home" in the kitchen, craft room or outside (during any of our crazy Michigan seasons).
Jen

JewelryByJaws.com said...

HOME... My home is cozy, comfortable and welcoming... sometimes too welcoming because people wont leave. lol I would love my home to be in San Diego but it's right here in good ol Wisconsin. I have an office [extra room] in my home and it's messy. I work best in a mess. My favorite stamping tool is the Thumbsaver because without that awesome tool, I wouldn't be able to Stamp, which I love doing. My favorite saying I live by is ''Falling down doesn't make you a failure; not getting up does''. Good luck everyone

artfuldesigns said...

Home is a refuge against the rest of the world. It doesn't really matter where it is. As long as it is your "safe place" . Though I have to say after living in our previous home for 22 years and moving to this small house it has been a difficult adjustment. I've always had a craft room, but found it hard to work in while the rest of the family is elsewhere in the house. So there is always a little part of the living room carved out for me and my current project.

Laurie R. said...

Home is the city where I've lived all of my life. My family is here, my friends are here, and my little nature area in my backyard is where I find peace.

Noahs Ark Creations said...

My home is my heart. As long as I give and get love from my son and husband I'm home. I also carry my two angel babies in my home wherever I go. Starting this military life will prove that our house will always change, but our home will be stronger than anything we could build.

Susan said...

Home is in Alaska, where Gramma lives with me and my son and a clever little min pin who alerts us to every little noise outside and the occasional noise inside. Our family of four loves our home sweet home!

Deb said...

Surrounded by family and nature, my home is the center of my creativity.

Rebecca Garrett said...

Home is my favorite place to be. My husband and I share an office at home, so when I craft he's working next to me and it's my favorite time.

Dana Deraney said...

Home is wherever my boys are. Now that they are adults it's not always at our house but in my heart.

Kezz said...

My home is in Melbourne, Australia and in winter it is where my family and I curl up on the couch and watch a movie together under a nice warm balnket, in the summer it is where we all can wear little and be comfortable in air conditioned comfort, but mostly is is where we enjoy eachothers company and love in our little haven, it might not be much but its ours. :)

Pia Eaves said...

My home is a little Mobile Home is in the middle of the woods, in the most beautiful part in the world, north west Montana. Sadly, after almost 40 years in the Us, My heart is still in Southern Germany were I was born and raised.

Connie said...

Home is where my family is!
Connie
CGruning at aol.com

debsdesigns05 said...

My home is my safe haven,also the place I can design and create!

Christiana said...

Our family is where our home is...currently in the San Jose/Campbell Area. Our dream home is somewhere that we can finally own ourselves, but for now, we're quite happy. Crafting on the couch in the family rooms is where all the action happens. The middle of chaos between the 6 year old, miniature poodles and the fun!

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Home is where the heart is whether that be family, friends, and comforts.

Danielle

angie said...

although i only own one house, i enjoy three as 'home'. the one i live in. the one i visit where my mom lives. and the one i vacation at in negril.

Shaiha said...

We just recently moved into our dream home which has both an office in the basement so that I can telecommute and my studio!

For My Sweet Daughter said...

God Bless This Home.
Shannon C

KayzKreationz said...

Home is always where my family is. And although I love living in Texas, I sometimes wish I lived somewhere it rained a little more. Waiting for a tropical storm right now, hoping it will come far enough north to give us some rain. But I love home. :)

KayzKreationz said...

Just tweeted about your giveaway.

http://twitter.com/KayzKreationz

Tracy said...

To quote Bon Jovi's song...
"It doesn't matter where you are, it doesn't matter where you go,
If it's a million miles away or just a mile up the road
Take it in, take it with you when you go,
who says you can't go home."

KayzKreationz said...

Just posted on my facebook page about your giveaway.

http://facebook.com/KayzKreationzGlassKreationz

Mary Ellen said...

Home right now is in Colorado- a lovely old home that has been fun getting back to shape- still have a lot more work to do!

Pam said...

My home is with my husband and my 2 boys. Yes we have roots in our community, but as long as we are together, any place is our home.

Lucid Moon Studio said...

We just listed our home and have our hearts set on a new home in a quaint little village. Thanks for the giveaway!!

Christine said...

Our home is in Richmond, VA, it is where we raised our two daughters and is now a quiet loving place they can come home to and liven things up a bit!

Stephanie said...

Just discovered Beaducation, LOVE IT! I started crafting in a corner of one room in our home but now have taken over the whole room and the table in the dining room. I have to push everything to one side for the family to eat supper there.

McBride's said...

Home is where they love you, love my fam and love your site.

ndkrista said...

Home is a mess- but it is home!

Kelly said...

"Love grows best in little homes"

kelly@siblingstew.com

Anonymous said...

I am a "Home Body" Originally from NY now in Virgina we raised our two kids in our current "Home" I have my "Craft" room, flower & vegetable gardens and two dogs! Home is family and pets all living together!

Shona said...

My favorite quote about home is “He is the happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home”. Thanks for the giveaway!

CW said...

home is where you ... ok I ... feel safe to be me and comfortable to have thoes be themselves around me. Security and comfort -

ljordan00 said...

Home is anywhere that you are surrounded by the ones you love and those who love you back just as much.

Laney said...

Where thou art, that is home.
~Emily Dickinson
I could not agree more!

beadwhimsical said...

Home is where your Hero is!

Crystal said...

I lived away from the house that i grew up in with my parents over 16 years ago but i still call it home(and i like to visit as much as possible too!) :)
Thanks!!

cyclona66 at aol dot com

Gram said...

Home is where the heart, soul and family are wedged in along with the hooks, needles, yarn, threads, beads, wire, paints, cats, clay, etc....sounds like a store or something..but it is my home...

Hum... said...

Home is the place where you live with your family and feel safe.

Rebecca said...

Home is where the heart is! Truly, where your family and your heart is, that is home. I realized this when my girls left home--- it's not an empty nest, it's just temporarily vacate until they return home for a visit --- that what makes our house a home is because of our family heartstrings. :)

ByLightOfMoon said...

Home to me is where all my loved ones are always there, my husband and my animals. I just moved to a dream cabin in the woods in North Carolina and I am still unpacking! I have an un-finished attic I plan to make into my crafts room. It is very tall and has many windows.
My favorite quote is " Make memories because no one can take them away"! I say this after losing all I owned after 911 and reflecting back on my memories of them.
Smiles, Cyndi

whiskerchase said...

Home is my refuge!

hellen5 said...

A house charm, what a lovely idea and items to make a complete charm/pendant!

mommy2luke2008 said...

Home is wherever my son is! I craft either at my kitchen counter or my dining room table and I have all my supplies in a tote.

mlsjewel said...

Home is where your heart is. My house maybe small but it has sheltered me for over 30yrs.

Keona Hunter said...

Shared on my fan page

http://www.facebook.com/NoahsArkCreations

debbie said...

home is where i love to come to when i get off work, i shedd my uniform and enjoy my fam.

marymac said...

Home is looking out the windows at the mountains

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Dawnll said...

I love to work on projects in my craft cave...it is a little slice of heaven in my home.

Dawnll said...

I share this giveaway on my face book page , RIGHT HERE

Dawnll said...

I just tweeted about your fun giveaway RIGHT HERE

Sandy said...

My dream home has a huge craft room and my wonderful hubby (not necessarily in that order!;-) ). Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Emily @ Mama Days said...

We have made this house our home - It is where we spend time together as a family. It is our cozy retreat. Home is wherever my husband and kids are. We dont need a lot of room, just each other.
es1237 at gmail dot com

sweetsimplestuff said...

I believe there is a difference between a house and a home. My house is small ... but it is home. I hope to have a craft room someday ... if the adult kids ever move away from home.

Love your creations!

cnuland said...

We built our dream home 7 years ago - a beautiful Colonial. But then we developed a new dream :). Now we'd love to have a farmstead with a much smaller house - but one that would still allow me to have a craft room of course.

Mary said...

Home is wherever my family is. . . that's all I need to have a home :)

Tonyawear said...

I would like to have a home on the water somewhere in a nice climate. Home is where my husband, son and animals are. I don't have a craft room so I do most o make work in my bedroom. My favorite saying is: "Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away""

Cathy said...

My craft area is in the sitting room of our bedroom.

Cathy said...

Some days you are the pigeon and some days you are the statue.

ShineTrue said...

"Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do... but how much love we put in that action." - Mother Teresa

Nancy Melanson said...

My home is in Massachusetts where my family is...also in California where I left my heart and the place my extended family is ...would love to be able to live 1/2 the year in each place. I have an awesome little workshop I carved out in a room my husband created in the basement.. It is my refuge :0)

Fran said...

My home is with my husband in the
beautiful mountains of central WA.

KayzKreationz said...

Just tweeted again about your giveaway. And saw the new class was up. Checking it out. Thanks.

Sandy said...

Home is all about my kids, my husband, and the rest of the wonderful people in my life!

Beadroe said...

I craft in my basement, my son's old bedroom. Great giveaway.

Nicole ~ The Diva said...

My house and where I live is in Louisiana BUT my home and heart is in California.

Nicole Burris

coco_ceboo(at)yahoo(dot)com

cindy said...

"Home is where the heart is", one of my favorite quotes.
I create in a corner ( a nook) in our home. Just off from the living room, I guess I would call it the dining room space. As my skills and creativity goes, so does my need for more space!

cindy said...

Just linked this to my FB page!
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/cindy.devine3?sk=wall

Marty said...

My dream home would be a house on the beach somewhere...but I think really home is where you make it and where your loved ones are.

Susan Goodell said...

I'm at home in Ohio where all my family lives. I craft up in my unfinished attic. It's great because I don't have to worry about a mess.

Pat K said...

Home is you keep your heart, it's connecting to family and friends.
I have a crafting room in a spare bedroom, that my Mom stayed in. So
her spirit is always with me.

michele said...

home is where you feel safe and loved.

michele said...

Linked to this on my facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1676327252

Kay M said...

"Home is the place where, when you have to go there,
They have to take you in."

"I should have called it
Something you somehow haven't to deserve."

~from 'Death of a Hired Man by Robert Frost.

I love Robert Frost's poetry. This was the first thing that came to mind when I saw you ask for something 'home themed'.

chicandfrog said...

My home is where I can be myself evry single minute, it's where I feel at my ease. I feel at home when I know that people won't judge me if I make some mistake and will help me out rather than point the finger. My bead table is a part of my home. I can express myself in my particular way and I know that anyone can interfere with what I do.

Ambra

Wacky Pecan said...

Home is my happy place where the sun shines and the wind blows, but even rain won't dampen my spirits because when all else fails there is my jewelry making room!

MoonRae said...

Mi Casa es Su Casa....

Kristen said...

My home is a place that is constantly changing, evolving even. It's not the last home, but was our first. It's the transition home to something a little bigger, roomier and hopefully home-ier. It's the place that my children bring friends, that family gathers and that our closest friends (who are basically family) come to eat, play and laugh. It's the place that I have learned to be a mother and wife. A cook, a decorator, a nurse and all of the other titles that I can think of. It's the "Green" house. It's the place of love and safety in our lives.
It's HOME.

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

Home is where my husband is. Just to be together is a blessing! My dream would be to have a super duper craft room with a fancy desk and tons of organizers!

Fibro Fog and More... said...

I am living in my dream home! I have the greatest craft room/laundry room. It is as big as many kitchens!! I love it!!

Kym Hunter Designs said...

Home is where my family and my heart is. Without my family, I wouldn't be comfortable anywhere.

Turtle said...

When i married hubby 20 years ago he was in the early years of his military days. For us, "home was where we lay our head " we made each house a home no matter how odd it may have been, or how long we would be there.

stephanie said...

my dream home is on a beach somewhere...living the simple life :)

stephanie said...

added to my FB;

http://www.facebook.com/stephanieorvis

stephanie said...

and twitter too...

https://twitter.com/#!/stephieoo

Cinnamon_Girl said...

Home is where I feel the most relaxed and loved

Cinnamon_Girl said...

Posted on my fb page too:

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=555416075

Julie S. said...

One of my friends called my home a "hobbit hole" which has everything cozy and crafty that I need to keep myself occupied.

BurningRubber said...

Home is where my art supplies are. All my friends know that if I am dead they have to be really, really, really certain I'm dead before they get rid of my toys ;P

clare williams said...

Home is, of course, where the heart is. Just like beauty is in the eye of the bead-holder. :)

clare williams said...

just tweeted. :) http://twitter.com/#!/jclare

Jaime Mitchell said...

There is simply no place like home. I know it sounds cliche but I am currently living about 2500 miles away from home and I truly appreciate what my home means to me.

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ctsk said...

i have sand in my pockets, anywhere near the ocean is where i feel home.

roz said...

"There's no place like home!" Even though our 4 children have grown and left our nest, I still include them in the word home- along with our 3 dogs and cat!! Home is where I can be me- good, bad or ugly. When I come home at the end of a crazy day, I can take a deep breath and it helps remind me of what's truly important in life.

Nicole said...

Home is where the heart is!!!! And I bead on my bedroom floor or in garage! :)

Gina said...

Home is always where my family is, but right now I sure miss Northern California.

Lindsey said...

Being military, our home is where the Air Force sends us! :) We make it work wherever that might be.

jess said...

Home is heaven and family all wrappped together!

Miss Yvonne said...

My home is where the dust bunnies roam and where family and friends gather. My craft room door is closed though because I'm always in the midst of brainstorming and sorting through supplies on hand.

Carol Harry said...
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Carol Harry said...

Home is very full right now! Our empty nest has lots of chicks...My Marine came home with his family and we've combined households for a bit while they get on their feet. I am so blessed to get to be a part of their lives for a while.

Wendy Bee said...

Home is wherever my family is....

Anonymous said...

For me home is where I let my hair down and feel at peace. My craft room is upstairs in my home and is a place that I get to visit rarely. When I do enter my 5 year old often follows and side by side we get inspired by the things in front of us. We create and enjoy. We are calm and there are no struggles. When I allow myself to take the time to enter, my craft room is like my meditation.

TammyLynn said...

Even though we are "empty nesters" - we make our home in Iowa. It's a spot where our children can all gather - even though they are spread out over the United States.

Maddie Hall said...

Home is where the heart is! Being retired military (USMC) we had many homes. It didn't matter the style, size or location. Each one was filled with love and laughter because we were together.

katie said...

We just bought our first home,but no matter where we live as long as we have each other its home.