Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Sodderbug Giveaway!

When Janelle offered to make me some custom charms from her company, I was aghast.  I don’t have things custom made for me.  I buy things at Goodwill then customize them with spray paint, so this was a HUGE treat for me.

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Here’s where things get tricky.  I wanted to show off her brilliant charms!  Easy enough, right?  Well, let’s take a look.

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Notice where the camera is.  Then notice where my eyes are.  I’m looking in the mirror.  Smiling at myself.  I know, I know.  Don’t quit my day job.

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Let’s try again.  Not bad, you say?  What you don’t know is that I had to crop this one because I had a big ol’ Nemesis hair to the left.  GAR!

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Alright, let’s stay focused here.  The point is that Janelle makes some of the most precious charms I’ve seen.  I love anything that can be personalized, so these are right up my alley.

bvbxvc Maybe they’re right up your alley too!  Wanna win some?  Here we go!

What:  One lucky winner will win 2 (not 1) charms from Sodderbug!  That’s valued at $60.00!

Who:  Anyone who comments and tells me what fantastic photography skills I have.  Orrrr, you can just leave a comment.

When:  I’ll announce the winner on Friday!  Can’t wait!  Thank you, Janelle!

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Patricia said...

hey chris... how awesome is this... and you?
i am thrilled to toss my name in for this!
many blessings!
patricia

Dawn said...

I am impressed that you took the pic and shared it, because I have never done that!! I am in LOVE with these charms!!

Dawn said...

It takes some serious skills to photograph yourself (: Reguardless, your comments on the matter made me laugh.
I hope I win!!

- said...

cute! i love the doggie one with the rick rack border detail! i love your pics! :)

Letti said...

Give yourself some credit. I think you look great. I hope I win these charms are too cute.

The Venturas said...

Lovely giveaway. I'd never seen these before!

rankin1997 said...

So cute! I would love to win.

The Martinez Family said...

I WANT TO WIN PLEASE!

Tinell said...

I am just thrilled that I am not the only one who takes pics of myself like this. Ive even sent pics of myself in two different outfits to a friend to get her opinion on which one she liked better. I'll keep my fingers crossed that I win.

Scarlett said...

U got skillz, girl!

These charms are seriously adorable!! Please add me to the group. :)

Kendra Dawn said...

oh my gosh...LOVE THESE!!!

I want to win!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kendra@My Insanity said...

Very cool charms!

And of course, great photography! :-)

Ber said...

I need to win!!

Megan White said...

these charms are too cute!

Kat said...

My husband is NOT taking the hints when it comes to jewelry like this. LOVE them!

Lindsey said...

That picture is hilarious! That is totally something I would do. I love your blog and would love to win those cute charms!

the astles said...

Nice!!

Lara
astle04@gmail.com

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

I'd love one! And you have some mad photography skills! :-)

Joanne Kennedy said...

Well, I'm sure you are going to think I'm just sucking up to you but I really do think you take great photos. Wish I could take 1/2 half as good as you.

I would love to win your giveaway. I love the idea of wearing my dogs around with me all day.

I'm having a small giveaway on my blog too. If you like, please go check it out.

Hugs,
Joanne

geegarland said...

The charms are awesome! I love hoe unique they are. I'm totally like you...I never get anything personalized...I'm the one "personalizing"! :)

Home's Where My Heart Is said...

Oooh I love the last charm! I would put a picture of my kids and husband in it, OR...my favorite place in the world. It's a toss up. Thanks for the opportunity.

Nancy @ Live love laugh said...

Yes, taking a pic of oneself in the mirror usually takes about 20 shots-I think! I am a disaster! Your charms are so sweet!
~Nancy

Margaret said...

Great pictures, wonderful giveaway

Robyn said...

I know most people would put a photo of their children in one but I just know my little doggie would look AWESOME framed around my neck!
Excellent photo skills....I have tried that so many times and if I get all of my face in the shot, I look like a dork...

Kate @ Chic on a Shoestring Decorating said...

Pretty charms!! Love em! Thanks for the great giveaway! :)

sjhkinnison said...

I need one of these with my precious one on it!

Mrs. Davis @ The Carolina Housewife said...

WHOA, those sooooooooooo adorable!

And you have mad photography skills! :-P

Rachel Phelan said...

I've seen these before and they're awesome. Love the little photoshoot.

Jennifer said...

super cute! thanks!
annsaver@hotmail.com

Heidi@TheCraftMonkey said...

I think you have fantastic cropping skills...haha! just kidding, awesome giveaway, I LOVE these!

Val said...

Very cute! I've wanted to learn how to solder for a while now & these are a great inspiration. Thanks for the chance to win!

Leigh Ann said...

Love it!! I have wanted some of these for a long time. I really want earrings...a pic of each girl on a different ear...would be really fun!!

Chelsy@ Sweet Pea Kisses said...

Love, love, LOOOVE!! Yeah, that's really all I have to say about those beauties!

Beth Curtis said...

I would LOVE, LOVE, L.O.V.E. to win!!

Mary Ellen said...

Oh these charms are adorable!! I would love to have a few around my neck!

Survivor Kalli said...

I'm laughing because that is EXACTLY how I'd do it! I love it! I'm also LOVING the personalized charms. If I win, I'll take pics too!

Keana C. said...

those charms are super cute and you are super skilled at photography! =)

Valencia said...

OOO OOO Pick me. pick me!!! I would love to have a customized charms!

Anonymous said...

Those were super cute! Some very talented folks out there.

Sue Ryan
thorman@mac.com

Bethany said...

Wild, mad skillz.

(Is that what I'm supposed to say???) Does that mean I'm in? ;)

bethanyweed@gmail.com

Michelle said...

Mad photography skillz. Does the z make it seem more awesome? No? Oh, well, ok then.

These are really cute. I am loving the tree.

Hey, you're not going to kick me out of the contest for poor spelling are you?

LHadgis said...

What amazing charms. I am in love with these designs. Thanks for the opportunity to win. leeann.hadgis@gmail.com

SARGENTS said...

Once I tried to take a picture of myself with my camera phone to send to my husband who is far away...lets just say, it is not as easy as it looks...at least you had a mirror...after about forty snaps I decided a cropped half faced mad looking woman would be just fine to send. Besides, the desciption fits anyhow! Can't wait to win a charm...yeah!

Anushya said...

These charms are amazing and so are your photo skills chris!! love your blog!!

Katie said...

What a fun giveaway. Thanks

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hi Chris. It's obvious you do have mad photography skills and I'm jealous. Ha-ha. Please include me in your awesome giveaway.

Hugs...Tracy :)

Katherine said...

Adorable! What a unique way to always keep your family close to your heart and always on your mind. Ok, so we do that anyway as mothers, but what a great way to remember to have a smile....

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

I would be THRILLED to win.....Love them so much and love your blog....am adding it to my sidebar. A few hours to blog hop tonight....Hope you will stop by mine....I have another giveaway starting tonight...

Teresa
http://teresa-grammygirlfriend.blogspot.com/

beckaboots said...

Oooh those are so cute! I discovered sodderbug a week or two ago and I love it! Hope I win! :)

Heidi said...

Ooohh, I love her stuff and would love one! My email is "jhlaperle@gmail.com".

Rachel and Danny said...

Haha I love your sense of humor

rachel_musgrove@hotmail.com

Andrea said...

So cool! I love that picture of your kids, too cute!

nikihas3 said...

Those are great!

Kristen said...

Ohh...I could add these to my Valentine's gift from Dan....

Were these pics taken with your new camera? I can TOTALLY see the difference. Right? Ok, notsomuch. But A for effort!

Angie said...

I do not even have a photo of myself on my blog. I just cannot seem to get a good one of myself. So kudos to you. I love the charms. I hope I win!

Annie said...

Love these charms! So adorable! Would love to have one with my 2 precious babies in it.

Deb said...

As bad as you think your photograpy is...it's still much better than mine!!! Really, I'm not trying to butter you up with a compliment...but I would love to WIN!!!

Diana said...

I think these charms are terrific and would love to win.

Anna said...

these are so cute, I would love to win

do said...

alessthese charms would deight any grandma's heart!!! i would so enjoy them.

Lil' Woman said...

Beautiful charms....please sign me up! :)

Katie R said...

so cool! Thanks for sharing!

Dana D said...

I have nemesis hair, too!

Michelle Torres said...

Hey, Not a bad job!!! I think you take great photographs of yourself, and you made me laugh the way you explained it.... Great Giveaway, thanks for the chance!


Michelle Torres
cingulwasme@aol.com

slip4 said...

I have to say, your photography skills are way better than mine! What a great idea for pendants. Love them.

CJ {Pink Tea} said...

Such a sweet idea

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Your photog skilz are divine. It takes SOME talent to crop out nemesis hair. Not everyone can do that you know.

Love the pendants!

Leslie said...

Love, love, love them...hope I win!

Christy said...

I'm just as bad when it comes to taking pictures of myself ... that's why there's hardly any pictures of me. LOL! Great charms though - I hope I win!

Kate said...

Not sure about your photography skills but I loved the sarcasm AND the charms!

Angela said...

I would love to win this! Beautiful! Thanks Chris and love your blog!

Heather L. said...

Wow, I love these!!! And I am definitely livin' in glass photography house - no throwing stones here =)

Thanks for a sweet giveaway!!!

the thrifty ba said...

comment comment comment...love your blog...comment comment comment...best photographer in the world...comment comment comment...thanks for holding the drawing!

Teresa M. said...

Here's hoping! Would be perfect for Mother's Day!

Anna Sophia said...

Rock out with that camera girl!
{my profile photo was a self portrait}

I love personalized ANYTHING! But these charms... Oh. My. Gotta have 'em! I need some new necklaces anyway.

daysofgrace said...

Daring photos. And, darling jewelry.

Carrie and David said...

Awesome pics! : )

shari said...

Pretty!! You DO have mad photo skills Chris--just keep doing what you're doing and keep inspiring us all.

Our Life :) said...

beautiful necklace! :)

Carla said...

Adorable charms. I would love to have one, or two. :o)

And you have mad photog skills!

The Brennan's said...

Those are so cute! Want one soooo bad!

The Jagow Family said...

There are so many very talented people in this world...Sodderbug is amazing!! :)

europeanexpress said...

Thanks to both of you for such a great giveaway! Mary Sue

Kindra said...

Sodderbug makes the cutest charms! I would definitely have one make of my 2 little boys!!

Rebecca said...

These are absolutely precious and would be great for a grandmother!

Erica said...

ohhhh, neat! Please count me in!

Ashley said...

Love the necklaces!!! What a cute idea!

nicole said...

very cute charm and personal. I would love to win one. coleyclark30@yahoo.com

busymomof3 said...

Love these charms!!

Tammy@InStitches said...

So cute and your photography skills are just fine !

Amy@OCD: Obsessive Creative Disorder said...

I totally have the same habit and that's why I don't take mirror pics! I tried a few times... cuz it was what all the "cool kids" were doing, but it wasn't working for me! LOL

Stacie Colella said...

these are way cute, i would love to win one...no wait...two! thanks for sharing!

Amy said...

There is a lot of handmade jewelry out there, but this is one of the most unique I've seen yet; love it!

CourtneyKeb said...

Oh lady luck, please be on my side for this one!
Fantastic giveaway and the charms made for you are lovely!!!

The Gathering Place said...

I love the jewelry and would enjoy being your winner! My fingers are crossed!!!

Hillcrest Acres said...

Those charms are adorable. Your one lucky girl.

Barbara said...

Amazing photography....I mean it!!!
It would take me forever to just get ready...and I don't mean primping, I mean cleaning the mirror and that would lead to cleaning the bathroom and that would lead to finding that the camera battery needs charging....
Love those charms and now I need to go find the windex.

Carmen said...

You're so silly! I think you look adorable. I love these charms. I'd love to win!

lartdejournalier said...

These are absolutely fabulous!
Thanks for sharing!

Shannon said...

I am SO jealous of your D5000 & can not wait to see your picture taking skills with this awesome camera!!

Kaley said...

So cute...would love to win!
P.S. Love, Love, Love your blog!

Bennett Family said...

Well of course you have mad camera skills, which will get even better with the new camera.
Beautiful necklace, by the way.
tia

leigh said...

You have better skills than me....way to go!! These charms are awesome!

lar90tcc@yahoo.com

Kristin said...

they are way cool! I love them!

Tasha said...

love the necklace, and of course your photography

Tasha at
cheekabeeka@gmail.com

Stefunkc said...

You have made skills! I share those skills:c)

4squarephotos said...

I have not seen these... very cool!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

How about you have interesting photograph skills? I can't get the picture in the mirror thing to work for me; heck, I can't even take a picture of myself if I hold the camera arms length away!

other-option said...

Sweet - I'm in!
- Danielle

Kiera said...

I love love love these and would be thrilled to own one! thanks for the give-a-way!!

To The Moon and Back said...

love the pics...great giveaway, the charms are amazing. Thanks for the opportunity!

Anonymous said...

Oh how wonderful! I'd love to put my kiddos on one or two of these!

Tracy
South Dakota

Kim said...

I love the necklace! It could be so personal and unique. Great giveaway!

Angel said...

These are cute - I would love to win!

Angel

Brit said...

Super cute......


:)

Jennifer said...

These are so sweet...would love to have my little kids' faces nestled next to my heart. Love it.

Jennifer

Paddywack Designs said...

What great charms! And really I wouldn't have noticed the photography if you hadn't pointed it out.

Stephanie M. said...

Aww. These are adorable. Thanks for the chance to win one.

Lisalulu said...

is THAT how you do it, you look in the mirror while taking a picture??? LOVE LOVE LOVE the charms. I'm sending this to my daughter so she can get me one for Mothers day

Cheri said...

Chris,
You have way better photography skills than me so I will comment on that. Your first picture of yourself was better than anything I could have done and I have tried.
Please add me to this terrific give away.
Cheri

farmhouse mama said...

Love her charms!

Karen R. said...

LOVE the charms! Never heard of this shop before so thanks for the heads up!

Mott @ The Courtyard Gate said...

Your charms are precious! The one of the doggie is too cute, too! Please put my name in the hat for the drawing! Thanks!

Meltini27 said...

LOVE! And your pictures showcase them very nicely :)

Samantha said...

These are gorgeous! And seeing as how I have no photography skills, you did great!
dmb161@aol.com

Tracey said...

I didn't even notice you were looking in a mirror until you pointed it out! Love the charms!

Karen said...

LOve these!! You crack me up=)

julie & joe said...

Oooooo......Those are so cute!!!!

CodynStacey said...

You're probably the best photographer E.VER. Not even lying!! :)
PS I've never taken a pic in the mirror because I'm too afraid....So there ya go. You're way better than me!

staceywalk@gmail.com

Kathy said...

wow! those are gorgeous! ~~kathy k.

*JEM* said...

Hilarious post, thanks for your candor (and know, that I can completely relate). Beautiful charms!

jessical50 at hotmail dot com

Holly said...

charms are wonderful! I have the perfect picture and everything. All I need is to win this giveaway!

Sew Wilde said...

Those charms are lovely. Please enter me in the drawing.

Julie

Anonymous said...

These are fantastic! Such a clever artist! Fingers crossed!
June
Kennlaff@comcast.net

Mama Thompson said...

Love those charms...and your photography and modeling of course;)

Kimallsup said...

I Love both the pictures and the charms!

michelle stratton said...

Your photography skills are AmAzInG!! AND these charms are AmAzInGlY CUTE!! Winning this would ToTaLlY make my day!! :)

kendra burton said...

OH, I want to win!

Murry Mayhem said...

Love the charms...and the pics!

Anonymous said...

Tossing my name in for this.
Monique

cakebake said...

I love these things! It's seems like they are all over blogland and yes, I don't have one yet.

all thingz related said...

What an awesome giveaway!This is great!
Rebekah {all thingz related}

Dee Dee said...

I would love to win this! A picture of my cutie patootie daughter in a charm would be awesome! Thanks!

kahlanne said...

I love them! I am not sure how I will ever get five kids on one but I would love the opportunity to try.

Sew Fun! said...

i would ♥♥♥ to wint this!! i need/want so badly a charm of my daughter to add to a family charm bracelet that has been passed onto me from my grandmother! winning this would make me sooo happy! :)

Momma to Bug n' Bear said...

Great pic of you...really! I love this beautiful jewelry. Thanks!
-Desiree

rach said...

Love the charms...love your blog, just found it and I LOVE it! I will be adding you to my list, thanks!

MaddyChick said...

Chris I don't think anyone is good at taking self portraits in the mirror! Love the charms though, and Love Soderbug!!!

Scott and Rebekah said...

I love this giveaway!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And you have great photo skills!
rray@liberty.edu

Jill and Cameron said...

I would love to win something special like that! And you're photography skills are great! At least they aren't blurry like mine!!! :)

Olivia said...

Love the cute doggie one!! Love you blog.

~Mommy+Me~ said...

What a great giveaway, I would love to win a custom necklace. Love all the pics!

Jennifer said...

Adorable charms! The ones you chose are perfect. Hope I win!

Kim said...

Girl, you have some MAD photography skills! They remind me of the pics I was trying to take a few weeks ago of me with curly hair.... let us just say HILARIOUS! Love the charms, love to have one, love it even more to win two!

Tiffany said...

Love those charms! They're beautiful!!

Melita said...

I LOVE these charms! Pick me, pick me! And, did I tell you that you are a GREAT photographer???

bloses3 said...

Pick Me!! Pick Me!! Pick Me!! Pick Me!! Pick Me!! Pick Me!! Pick Me!! Pick Me!! Pick Me!! Pick Me!!
Puhleeeaaaazzzzeee!
Robin Blose
bloses3@yahoo.com

Ann said...

You did a great job photographing yourself! Try snapping your picture backwards in the mirror....now, THAT'S hard! (long story)

Love these charms...adorable!

Jinksee said...

Very awesome charms! How lucky will this winner be!? :D As for your photography skills..hands down the best ever, C-Dog! :D (whatever I just said, it means you have great skills. :D)

The Clines said...

Very unique! I would love to win!

Maggie Mae said...

Beautiful.

Love Being a Nonny said...

WOW! Awesome...the charms, not the photography! Just kidding!!!

Emily said...

Those are awesome! I want one or two. Thanks for the giveaway, even though I won't win.

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

That is what I call some skills :) Hee hee
Love these charms, super cute!

Amanda said...

Those charms are great! Love them!

RetroGirl said...

I'm jealous of your new camera! Does that count?

kynaroyal (at) yahoo (dot) com

Teresa said...

Thanks for hosting this giveaway. Those charms are beautiful.

rkm559 at juno dot com

Tina said...

Oh my gosh this jewelry is just lovely and so personal! My e-mail is tina [at] narrowminded.us

foxy said...

Very cool - I love it!

And YES you have mad photography skillz.

Kay said...

Very Cute! :)

Melwel said...

love the charms...sorry you were sick.

Lauren said...

These charms are adorable! I think your photog skills are perfect...I usually just leave myself out of the picture, lol

Steph and Brady said...

Wow, what an amazing photographer you are. Taking photos of yourself is hard and you did great! stephfrbs at gmail dot com

Ashley Eiban said...

I love those! So adorable! And, I've never tried to take a picture of myself, much less a necklace I was wearing, so I'm sure mine would be much worse! :)

Rhonda said...

Love the charms. I will soon have pics of two little grandbabies...I need them! ha!

Kathy said...

I have one of her custom made charms with a family pic on one side and my blog button on the other --I LOOOOVE it and get commetns everywhere I where it. Then I saw your necklace with two charms. I want two charms!!

Christi said...

Love reading your blog! I've never won a giveaway before...maybe this will be the time. I L.O.V.E. the charms! :)

lorier said...

Your photography skills are awesome....so are the charms.

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

I'm impressed that you took your photo in a mirror and it still looks great!
I would love to win the charms from Sodderbug. Thanks for the opportunity.

Susan said...

Hey, you take awesome pics! (How's the infected tooth?)

Misty said...

love love love this charm! I want one with my basset hound!

Kristin said...

These are beautiful! I would love to win a set.

Amy said...

YOur photo skills are awesome! Thanks for the chance to win :)

MJ said...

I'd love, love, LOVE to win! :)

deecable987 said...

Your photo skills are the BOMB!! LOL

I love the charms they are awesome. Would love to have em'.

june@craftyniche said...

Those pieces are stunning!

Jenny said...

Hi! I love how cute those are! Particularly in black and white.

Tabitha said...

Your photography skills are better than mine, but I'm not so good, so...

You are an awesome blogger and your Goodwill customs are very inspiring.

Rhonda said...

You do indeed have terrific photo skills to even be able to click, crop and post like you do!!!! Site looks awesome. Would LOVE to win these charms....and 2 works out great because I have TWINS!!!!

Thanks
lambert@nhlpa.com

Spears said...

i would love to win one to keep, and one to give to my friend who is having her first baby next month :)
smatti78@yahoo.com

mandy said...

What a wonderful photographer you are:) I would love to win one!

Creative Decor by Brooke said...

Wow, what a great giveaway. I love those charms. You are a great photographer. I have been known to take a few in the mirror as well.
Brooke

allthingsjuice said...

If you saw my photography you would never again worry about yours!

The charms are lovely!

Esperanza said...

I love to read your blog and your ideas of home improvement. I am really looking forward to explore my ideas when I buy a home. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us!Those charms are definitely cute!

Tim and Lori Pogge said...

I am taking up photography as well. The pics of myself always end up looking like I have a double chin :)

The Townsend's said...

I love these charms!

Dianne said...

This is so fun! Love the idea!

Francis Family said...

Ya I probably photograph about the same, so don't worry! At least your a great blogger!!
Ps: I want to win ;)

kadywood said...

Love the idea of framing your pets. Can't wait to see your photo skills with the new camera.

Ashley said...

Love the charms!! So unique!~

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