Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Blue Star Giveaway from Blue BirdCrafting!

It's time for a giveaway!

And this one is, in my opinion, a kick ass one, perfect for anyone with a family member in the military.

{I'm just realizing that I say that all my giveaways are kick ass, but this one, this one REALLY is}
It's a beautiful blue star service banner!
If you aren't familiar with a service banner, you can read up here.

I keep mine hanging in the entry hallway at all times. Some people keep them up only during deployments, I'm in the school of thought of keeping it up 24/7 since he serves 24/7, so they aren't just for deployments!

Many thanks to my mother's brand new Etsy store Blue Bird Crafting

The one you can win {along with the ones on my mom's etsy site} are unframed, shipping a framed one is just too expensive over 30 bucks.

It seems a little silly to sell you a frame and charge close to 35 bucks for shipping, when you can go to Target or Walmart {or elsewhere} and pick up a frame for a fraction of what we would charge.

There are smaller ones on her site that fit perfectly in an 8x10 frame (without the mat) and this large one fits in an 11x14 {again without the mat}.

By the way speaking of her store she's not just a service star factory.

She's got some really cute stuff, all of it made with great quality materials so you know you're getting a quality product {those of you who have received some of her items as past giveaways can attest to that!}

I love her bags. Call it what you want, a tote... a purse... shoot a diaper bag. It's a catch all! I use mine for everyday stuff and the best part about it? Not only does it fit everything, but its machine washable. Just the other day a very cute someone put a juice box in there without my knowledge, I'm sure you can figure out how that ended. No problem, just got home dumped everything out and tossed it in the washer. PERFECT!

And in my purse, I always have one or two of these bags crammed full of who knows what. Diapers, wipes, medicine, papers, toys, snacks. Anything and everything. They fit a TON of stuff.

A few months ago she was playing around with scraps from dash3's baby quilt and she made him some adorable burp cloths, him and I tried them out, put them thru the ringer and they passed the test. Now you can find them over there as well.

They are totally unique burp cloths, almost like little quilts for your shoulder!

Fun fabrics on one side and super soft flannel on the other. But they are SUPER absorbent and come thru the regular wash just fine. These would be an adorable little baby gift, get a set tie a cute little ribbon around it along with a couple other feeding items and there ya go.

But back to the giveaway!
To enter: {and each entry needs a separate comment}

-Leave a comment let me know if the service star is for you, or if you're giving it to someone {they make excellent gifts for instance, your hard to buy for MIL who's very proud of her son who's serving} AND who you're hanging for.

-For a second entry, stop by and visit ma' s store, let me know what you like!


-For a third entry blog about this on your blog. I'd really like to get the word out there to as many military moms and military wives as possible.


-For a fourth entry put a tweet out there that I'm having is having an awesome military giveaway and to check out ma's etsy store! {I'm on twitter mrs_flyboy}

The giveaway will be open until Tuesday June 22 at 6pm. good luck!


62 comments:

  1. Surely the first person will win, right? I blogged about it too. I forgot I had twitter. I better get back on there!

    Oh, I love the little dealies for your purse. Maybe they will hid all of the crap I carry. I found a can opener in there the other day.

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  2. Nice prize, our blue star just came down with Aero's return to the usa.

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  3. I'm so thrilled you're giving one of these away again. And I'm going to be selfish and keep it all for myself if I win it. I'll be hanging it for my husband, obviously. Will be blogging about this and your mom's shop too.

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  4. I would love to get a banner for myself -- to represent my hubby's service <3

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  5. I would totally keep it for myself! They are so pretty! And, of course, I would be hanging it for the hubs :)

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  6. Oh, and I absolutly love your mom's red/white/blue burp cloths!

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  7. I would keep the banner for myself to represent my husband's service!

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  8. Love it! I'd definitely be keeping it for myself for the hubs. You've got a talented mama!

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  9. Well it would definitely be for us. Love the flag! It would go really nicely in our "war room" (ok, not a war room - guest room - but has all of our military stuff in it) or even our living room! We've got a perfect little niche for it.

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  10. Also LOVE your mom's pink polka dot tote. SO CUTE!

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  11. And I blogged about your giveaway. I know lots of mil fams so you should get some good traffic!

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  12. I guess this shouldn't count for another entry, but I thought I should clarify. I know the flag should be hung in the window and will be when hubby gets home, but due to security reasons I remove that kind of stuff when he's gone.

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  13. I would love to have this banner. I would keep it for myself as my husband is currently deployed.

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  14. I'm so edxcited you're giving one of these away again. Well it would definitely be for us. Love the flag!

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  15. This is so wonderful! My friend just turned me onto your blog. I will definitely pass the word as well on my facebook. I would be hanging the banner for my husband who will be leaving soon for his 4th deployment. His service is something he loves to do and something that makes me a very proud Marine wife.

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  16. I would keep it in my home, to represent my husbands service!

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  17. Your mom does great work! I'd love the blue star as a gift for my in-laws.

    The polka dot bag is super cute!

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  18. I would love to give it to a friend whose husband is serving! Great idea!

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  19. Awww, yay! What a great giveaway!! I would love to have it for my husband who is currently home but has been gone too many times in the past, and will probably be gone again in the future.

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  20. Oh and I visited her shop and I love the Americana Burp Cloths. Those would be a great gift for my pregnant army wife friends.

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  21. I would love to win this for our family! I would add it to Skip's "wall of fame" to remember his service to our country!

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  22. what a beautiful banner! and, like many of the others, i'd keep it for myself - as a proud milspouse i'd hang it right next to my "army wives seal" :-)

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  23. I would totally keep it for myself -- in honor of my husband :)

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  24. I'm keeping it for my house, to honor my hubby as well!

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  25. Also, I went to your mom's etsy store and I couldn't help myself, I bought the orange zipper pouches and the pink/orange/white tote! LOVE IT! Perfect for summer!

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  26. I will be keeping it for myself to honor my hubby as well. The banner is just beautiful!

    And I checked out your mom's etsy shop. I am considering purchasing that floral bag, not the one you posted in this blog but the other one. It's so adorable!

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  27. Beautiful giveaway! How awesome! The store would be for me in honor of my hubby. He's been gone ALOT! (We all know about that right?!) Thanks for hosting. Love your blog!

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  28. I would have a hard time deciding between keeping it for myself or giving it to P's mom. I probably would end up giving it to her for Christmas and buying one for myself later on. (Or perhaps at the same time...)

    And of course, I would be hanging it in honor of P. :)

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  29. Ok... I'm going to be honest, you probably don't want to have me win this, becasue if I don't win it... your mom will get an extra sale! I'd hang it in our kitchen (all Americana) next to the picture of him re-enlisting/deployed, and of course, it's going to be hung in honor of my handsome... Mr.Pave!

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  30. I am back to let you know that I blogged about your giveaway on my blog. I included the photo of the banner, a link to your blog and a link to your mom's Etsy shop. :)

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  31. I love this star, and have looked at it on your mom's shop. I haven't decided yet whether to buy it or not (it would go so well with all the submarine stuff we had framed a few months back), but if I don't win this, I will likely get it in the future. I'm glad to see she finally decided to open a shop!

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  32. I went to your mom's Etsy store and bought some burp cloths for a gift for my friend that is soon to have a baby. What nice things!

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  33. I love this! It is a wonderful blue star! I would keep it for myself and hang it when either my brother or husband is deployed which is almost always :)

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  34. I've been looking for one of those!! This is perfect...now all you have to do is pick me to win :) Ha!! I'm not ashamed to admit that I'd be keeping it all for myself (and probably buying another one for my MIL for Christmas!!). And I'll be hanging it in honor of my hubs!

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  35. I would proudly hang this in our new home in Okinawa Japan! We move there next month... I love my Marine.

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  36. I would keep this for myself to hang in my living room. My husband is deployed and it would be nice to honor him.

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  38. -Leave a comment let me know if the service star is for you, or if you're giving it to someone {they make excellent gifts for instance, your hard to buy for MIL who's very proud of her son who's serving} AND who you're hanging for.
    Do I qualify? My neice and her husband are both currentlyin the military and have served in Iraq. I would love to be entered for a chance to win:) Thank you!

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  39. -For a second entry, stop by and visit ma' s store, let me know what you like!
    I really like her service stars and that they come in different sizes. I hadn't known of these before finding your giveaway.

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  40. I have posted your momma's giveaway on my blog.

    http://firecrackerkid.blogspot.com/2010/06/blue-star-service-banner-giveaway.html

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  41. I have tweeted your giveaway:) Thank you for being so kind to host your momma's giveaway. Best wishes for her new etsy shop.
    Carol

    afirecrackerkid http://tryingourbest.blogspot.com/2010/06/blue-star-giveaway-from-blue.html? Blue Star Banner giveaway!

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  42. Please enter me in this AMAZING giveaway! I would love to be able to give this to my Brother in law and my sister who both serve in the Army!!
    Blessings~
    Sheila

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  43. If I win this I will donate to the Michigan Military Moms, for a raffle. We try to raise money to support the troops with packages from us about four times a year. I'm a two star mom!

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  44. My favorite item is the black and white flower tote. Great items in your mom's shop!

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  45. I will add this to my blog, http://basketsbyrosebasketsbyrose.blogspot.com

    Good luck to everyone!

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  46. oh its beautiful! i would be getting it for us - husband deploys next summer

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  47. i would love to get the rw&b burp clothes.... and i just might when baby comes!

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  48. I posted this on my website... check it out!
    http://onceuponamarinecorpswife.blogspot.com/2010/06/service-star-giveaway.html

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  49. I've oooogled big time over these stars on your mom's etsy site since I first say them (your first entry!). They truly are beautiful. If I don't win, does your mom ship overseas?

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  50. It will be a gift for a friend-her husband serves.

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  51. My fav. item-Flower Zipper Bags.

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  52. I have placed it on my sidebar.
    http://begintherestiseasy.blogspot.com

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  53. I tweeted about it. www.twitter.com/Btrie
    greatcashmeres@yahoo.com

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  54. I am not entering the contest (I am going to buy something from your mom's store, soon, though) but I just want to say I have the service star she made and I love it. It's beautiful. She did a fantastic job.

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  55. I just visited your mom's store...beautiful! I think I would still get the service flag in honor of my husband. He's deployed and I miss him so much.

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  56. This would be great for my grandmother!
    six_one_nine_girlie86 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  57. I love your service star! I decorate my home in the Americana look and my brother was (and is always at heart) a Marine. So hard to say if I would give it to him or keep it myself to remember his hard work and that of the men in our family that have served our country. I hope I win! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!
    Blessings,
    Jill

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  58. I just found your blog and am now a follower. What a wonderful giveaway. I would keep it for myself and display it in our family room. My Mr, Wonderfull was in the National Guard for over twenty years. Now our son is in the National Guard also. He is going to be deployed sometime next year. It would be hung proudly in our home as a reminder of all who serve and have served our country......Maureen macbasketspa@aol.com

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  59. Just went to your mother's shop. I love the stars that come in different sizes. What a great idea. Her handbag is just awesomw......Maureen macbasketspa@aol.com

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  60. I would love to have a blue star for our house!!!

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  61. I love this! And after looking at your store, it's still my favorite. :)

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