Thursday, August 26, 2010

Cute Stew Readers RULE Giveaway!

 ****THE GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED, THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED. WINNERS ANNOUNCED WEDNESDAY 9/8/10****

I figured what better way to celebrate my birthday than to host a HUGE giveaway for you guys! Besides turning one year older, Cute Stew has reached over 600 posts and over 300 followers. I really can't believe it! I tend to lose focus easily, but this blog has really been something I've committed myself to and I'm so glad you guys are still reading lol. This is my way of saying THANK YOU for believing in Cute Stew :) I know there are a lot of different  motivations for having giveaways, but I want you guys to know that it's not about getting more followers or promoting my stuff or anything like that, it's about me really wanting to give from my heart. I appreciate all the comments, support, love, and new friendships!! I've met a lot of amazingly talented and special people through this blog and I'm grateful!! I also want to thank all of the lovely ladies who agreed to sponsor some of the items in this giveaway...I picked each of these ladies because they're all incredibly talented and super sweet!! Be sure to check out their blogs/shops too :)

But enough with the mushy mushy...let's get on the FREE STUFF, shall we? ;)
There will be 12 winners, YAY!

PRIZE no.1
Diana Mini Camera!

PRIZE no.2
 a super fun Hello Kitty nail set (contains cute glittery nail polish & nail file)!

PRIZE  no.3
SUPER cute Classic Hello Kitty wallet!

PRIZE no.4
 a custom portrait from Sophie St. Vicious of Geeky Neko!


PRIZE no.5






an adorable pair of stuffies from Jamie of This Years Love!


PRIZE no.6
a ultra kawaii amigurumi strawberry from Holly of Berrysprite!

PRIZE  no. 7
a sweet pair of "mustache-on-a-stick" novelties from Iris of  i-zilla the terrible!

PRIZE no.8
a cheeky & fun "You're Cuter Than Youtube Kittens" Print from Fee of Burntfeather
(frame not included. Print is 8.3 x 11.7)

PRIZE  no.9
a totally SWEET needle felted kitten and mouse set from Kim of Flowers & Art!


PRIZE no.10

 A TRIO of lovely floral hair accessories from Adrienne of Little A.korn Art!


PRIZE no.11
 stickers with an attitude & a kawaii mini notebook!

PRIZE no.12

 a MYSTERY goodie bag from CUTE STEW!

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 HOW TO ENTER:
all you have to do to sign up is leave a comment telling me your favorite thing about Cute Stew! If you are new to Cute Stew, just tell me how you got here and what you like so far :) Want xtra entries? 2 extra entries for blogging about it! (leave SEPARATE comments for each or it will not count!) International peeps are welcome! Sign up for the giveaway ends Monday September 6th!! GOOD LUCK!

MK

96 lovely readers said...:

Pamplemousse1983 said...

My favorite thing about Cute Stew is you! I love the way you write and that you are so passionate about music and art! Plus the superawesome giveaways are a great bonus :D

Carrie said...

What a cute giveaway I am new here but I think you are really cute and I love the name :)

new follower

Carrie

Gwen said...

my favorite things about C.S. is your graphics.
i love seeing all the neat things you come up with because I am in school for graphics so its like "maybe when I'm done I can be just like YOU!"

haha

Gwen said...

and here is my blog entry about it!

http://gwendolynalysse.blogspot.com/2010/08/not-my-giveaway.html

brittni said...

I'm new to cute stew but I LOVE ur blog.. so refreshing!

Mandy B. said...

I'm new to Cute Stew, and I got here through a Twitter friend's Tweet about this adorable giveaway. What I like about Cute Stew so far is the variety of adorable things posted on here, from crafty items to music to food - you have a little of everything to suit anyone's taste, and I love that! :)

Meg said...

What a fun giveaway! I am a new follower via With Love Jamie...love the name of your blog, too cute! Thanks for the chance!
xoxo~Meg

amy lapi said...

this is so great! and fun! i love your blog and i think bebe is so super cute :)

nynga said...

I just recently discovered your blog. :D I think this is a cute blog & your personality that you put into it keeps me coming back. :D

nynga said...

blogged about it!

http://ohtiffuh.blogspot.com/2010/08/giveaway-cute-stew.html

nynga said...

blogged about it:

http://ohtiffuh.blogspot.com/2010/08/giveaway-cute-stew.html

Pamplemousse1983 said...

I also blogged about your giveaway here:
http://www.pamplemousse1983.com/2010/08/giveawayits-not-mine-its-hers.html

mel said...

have a happy birthday mel!
i'll send you another hand made card girl!

l<3ve-mel #2

Jenn said...

Happy Birthday! I like your Music Mondays... It's always interesting to see what other type of music people like. Hope you had a great day!

Irit said...

discovered your blog via Berrysprite, whose amigurumi you are offering in the giveaway. And such a great giveaway it is!

I will have to explore your blog, now that I found it. ^_^

Emily said...

I like your blog because you just seem like an awesome person!

Su, Sew, Soo said...

I love your site's ultimate cuteness and your honesty with everything. It's a cute giveaway and your giveaways are always so generous <3

Su Hyun said...

Your blog is extremely motivating! Every time I see your stuff I feel like crafting.

Su Hyun said...

Btw, I posted about this on my blog. #1

Su Hyun said...

Btw, I posted about this on my blog. #2

Jenn said...

I love how cute it is, and how cute you are!

Jenn said...

http://jennovazombie.blogspot.com/2010/08/holy-cow.html

Lucky's Luna said...

I am new here and I love how adorable your blog is! I really like the name cute stew because it says it all!

luckysluna(at)yahoo(dot)com

StephanieTJLee said...

I am new to Cute Stew but so far I'm loving the variety of post topics that you have. How you have a daily dose of cute on the side :)! And how you're hosting such a great giveaway.

Ashley said...

I love your blythe posts! adorable!

Heather said...

I love cute stew because the name doesn't lie... this blog is seriously cute... and upbeat... and I love coming here and am happy and excited to see new posts!! Thank you!

littlebearries@yahoo.com

Astrid said...

I'm new to Cute Stew but I found out about it via the blog 'With Love Jamie'. This is SUCH a fantastic blog! I can't tell you how much I adore it :D What I like about it you may ask? Well I love EVERYTHING!

xoxo

astrid ^_^

Stephanie said...

I just found you through Izilla, I would have to say that so far I love your Music Mondays! I love music. <3

Summer {Bisfor...} said...

Hi! First of all - Happy birthday, darlin!

I just found you through Miss Izilla and boy am I glad I did. I love your blog soooooo much. Happy to be following it now.

My favorite thing about you so far:

mustaches and elephants, MIA, bebe!

leane said...

ohhh wow.. you rock!
i'm new here and when i saw your blog for the first time, i totally fell in love with you and the blog. thanks for all the amazing opportunities! <3

bee. said...

wow! this is such an amazing giveaway!

my favourite thing about cute stew?

i love its eclecticism - how you manage to write with passion & enthuasiasm for a range of different topics is an inspiration to bloggers like me (: & how you write in a purely honest yet warm tone. you've got a lovely blog over here! i'll be sure to post about it in my blog & leave another comment.


love, vivatramp.

alovelylittleworld said...

I just started following your blog. I heard about it through Pamplemousse1983. I don't have a favourite thing about Cute Stew just yet, but I love your custom blythe dolls. They are so perfect :) I will blog about your giveaway for sure.

alovelylittleworld said...

Here is where I blogged about your giveaway!
http://alovelylittleworld.blogspot.com/2010/08/stellar-giveaway-and-stellar-store-i.html

Laura Elizabeth said...

My favorite thing is that I just found out you existed!! And on the day I found you I also found this amazing giveaway!! Best day ever. Plus your pup is pretty darn cute. Love the pink typewriter as well. Ah-dorable.

bee. said...

posted about the giveaway in my blog also.

http://vivatramp.blogspot.com/2010/08/hello-lovely-followers-welcome-once.html

The Cookie Button said...

I am already a follower :)
I just have to say how overwhelmed I am to see so many lovely things! Eee.
My favourite is the hello kitty purse but the moustaches are also super lovely x

Helena said...

I love cute stew because of the way you write about all the things you love, you create beautiful things and (maybe the most important of all ;) no just kidding) you have a not-so-secret crush on kud kudi!

what a great give-away!

oh and happy birthday :D

Amy from Forever Curiouser said...

oh my these prizes are wonderful! love your blog :) enter me please x

Kim said...

My favorite thing about Cute Stew is the awesome chick behind it! I'm so glad to know you Melly Kay! My other favorite thing is the new music and artists that I discover from your posts!

I'm so bummed because I just realized I forgot to give the kitty a cute little collar! I'm so sorry! I love the variety of items- what a fun giveaway!!!!

Lucky's Luna said...

I did mandatory up there! I blogged about it today! I linked it below! Great giveaway!

http://luckysluna.blogspot.com/2010/08/cute-stew-cute-stew-readers-rule.html

luckysluna(at)yahoo(dot)com
#1

Lucky's Luna said...

I blogged about it.
http://luckysluna.blogspot.com/2010/08/cute-stew-cute-stew-readers-rule.html
luckysluna(at)yahoo(dot)com

#2

Stevie said...

I love Cute Stew because Melly Kay is super cute and down to earth, not to mention your daily dose of cute, awesome graphics, and fun posts! Thank you for the chance!

suki said...

I'm new and I found you through Izilla. :) A lovely giveaway!

carlyholgate said...

My favorite thing about your blog is how genuine and honest you are! Your posts are always fun and it's always apparent that you blog about things you are truly passionate about.

Vicki said...

I am a new girl round here but i love the fact that you show so many cool things as well as just having a chat about what you've been up to/like.
keep up the good work i say and awesome giveaway!

vicki
xoxox

cuppy said...

I am new to Cute Stew & found you via Pamplemousse1983 & A Lovely Little World! I adore your blog !!!

xoxo cuppy

Marthaamay O_o said...

I love Cute Stew because of the layout. I love the colours. Makes it all fresh to read!
Fresh Fresh FRESH! :)
Happy Birthday!

Shannon Nicole said...

I haven't had internet for a month because of the move, I hop on at a family member's house, and check one of my favorite blog's CUTE STEW. This amazing giveaway is what I find! The giveaways are always great, there is always musical inspiration, and not to mention the sole purpose of the blog - sharing the most adorable things ever to exist. You rock, plain and simple, Melly.

Peace Love and Leener said...

You always share such wonderful links, music, prints, etc. You are so uplifting.

bebe bird beck said...

Howwww cute! Everything is so adorable. Just like your blog, always so cute. <3

Courtney said...

Woah! I think that my favorite thing about you and Cute Stew is the way you write your posts. They are totally 'you' and I just get it. It keeps me coming back to see what Miss Melly, her boy and animals are up to!

Rozen said...

Happy Birthday! This is a Great giveaway! I'm new to Cute Sew and I found it via i-zilla the terrible. Your blog is too cute! :)

Mandy said...

Hi! I am a new reader to cute stew! I came here from "With Love, Jamie." Great blog! And great giveaway!

mandysuzannereid.blogspot.com

Rhi-Mixx said...

Melly Kay you never fail to impress! I adore your design style. I have many a time fallen in love with your Blyth dolls but I just don't have the means to adopt one. When I'm rich and famous they will be mine! Mwahahaha.

This is such a fabulously generous give away. I hope you had a wonderful birthday and was showered with treats and cake! x

elycia said...

hi melly! awesome giveaway! i'm here because i think you're great. i love seeing your blythe customizations too.

♥elycia

Oreo said...

Found this website via Berrysprite! I'm going to go check out your site now! ^^

jo_annie said...

Hmmm... I love so many things about your blog. But the BEST and the reason it drew me in is your fabulous music features!!!

Joanne

la salty said...

i just found you! woo-hoo! got here through i-zilla's blog.

i'm loving the dog posts at the moment...so much fun.

Maddie said...

My favorite thing about cute stew is this giveaway!!! jk, I love all the cute animals featured, yay! animals! <3

Maddie said...

blog post:

http://kawaiiexplosion-maddie.blogspot.com/2010/08/first-postkawaii-giveaway.html

Atelier Cupcake said...

Hi Melly :) I found your blog through Flickr ever since you bought some of my blyhe leggings and commissioned me for the blythe outfits. I love handmade stuff too and recently satrted my own blog so I was really happy to find a fellow blythe lover who also likes to blog and likes handmade. Anywhoo congrats on your blogging milestone and birthday and thanks for this cool giveaway! P.S. I've updated my commissions list and I'm one person away from starting on your outfits ;)

Pixie_a_la_mode said...

My favorite thing about Cute Stew is your beautiful Blythe dolls, your amazing taste in hand sewn or hand made stuff and that you support your community. :D

Miki's scrapbook said...

What a nice giveaway! I definitely wanna be part of it! =)

I like the layout of this blog and the way you write.

Have a nice Sunday!

Miki.

http://mikisscrapbook.blogspot.com

buttercup caren said...

I really like how Cute Stew has a variety of things to share! I enjoy reading a blog that is multi-faceted. For instance, this giveaway is cutecutecute but then a precious post is all about MIA. LOVE that. :)

sewseas said...

This is the greatest giveaway! I just stumbled upon your blog from Biscuit-Girl! I went through a few posts and have to say I love everything! xo!

apparentlyjessy said...

Hmm, what I love most about Cute Stew...I would have to say how you stay true to yourself, you post about what you love! I do also love your design skills, Blythe customisation posts, and puppy stories too!

Mosquito Head Madchen said...

ohh... what i like about your blog?? that it's not about a single thing.. I mean, you keeep blogging about things you love, things you make, things that happen to you... I love it.
Ok, and the fact that you can actually keep blogging while I made 3 posts a lot of months ago and I haven't continued... yuck.

Melly.. just one thing. Could you please tell me where have you bought that Hello Kitty wallet?? I love it and i'd like to make myself with one of them. THank you!!! :D


Georgina

Kelstahz said...

Best thing?
It's all pretty awesome, buuut...everytime I go to your page, I see the puppies in your banner and squeal "oh it's a baby Baxter!' (Baxter = our family dog...living in a dogless house makes me saaad.)

Deer Little Fawn said...

I am relatively new here. I like that your blog has introduced me to new artists, and most of all I like that you blog about things that I like!(I have a blythe, I want a boston terrier and you have great taste in music, perfect!) I think I found you via a button on another blog but I'm afraid I can't remember which.. but I'm glad I did :)

Carla Thursday said...

Aw, the 6th is my 21st Birthday! Is it a sign!?!

I love Cute Stew because you feature the loveliest things, and I'm now a little bit addicted to Blythe dolls! I also love Cute Stew because Cute Stew loves me! Thank you so much for always featuring my art, and having such AMAZING giveaways!

I WANT THEM ALL!!!

xo C

ICantPayMyFines said...

I am new here! I found your blog through a search for kawaii art by Meghan Murphy!

amylou said...

I am new to Cute Stew. I found your blog through With Love, Jamie. She blogged about your giveaway!
I'm loving your adorable blog so far. You are so creative!

yours truly dear said...

i like all your blythe posts. they are cute. :] and your craftiness! xoxo

cupcake cutie said...

i am soooo gonna win this one, lol.

my favourite thing about cute stew is your positivity. every time i come here your posts are so full of life, and it's refreshing!!!


xooxox

Kristen said...

I LOVED your blog challenge..plus you kind of give away awesome things. And I love that you share music :) it's one of my favorite blog things :)

Kristen said...

blogged about it :)

http://freshwaterpurls.blogspot.com/2010/09/lovely-giveaway.html

ariane-17 said...

Hi! I am new here, but my favourite thing about Cute Stew so far would have to be your short, to-the-point posts :) and they're all so varied! Something new each time :)
p.s. Cute Stew. Maaan, adorable or what.

Michelle said...

i am new to cute stew (hah! rhyme!), and i found your blog through i-zilla's post on your giveaway! i had to click on it, because, i mean, a giveaway with fake moustaches as a prize HAS to be a pretty amazing one, right?

i came along and watched the video of janelle monae's cover of 'smile' and it sent my heart a flutter.

but my favourite thing so far is that you customise blythe dolls! oh how i wish i had enough guts to pull my beloved 'april' apart. but sadly, she sits there on my desk in all her original glory.

Brittany Hock said...

Hi Cute Stew!

What a lovely giveaway you are hosting!! Thanks :P

My favorite thing about your blog is all your neat pictures, and graphics! It's always refreshing to see what you have new to add!

Thanks for being fabulous!

Jinx said...

I love how unique your blog is! i actually just stumbled upon it the other day and I'm still reading it day by day whenever I get the chance!
Very lovely!

Ashley
sympathetic_kitty@yahoo.com
jinxspinx.blogspot.com

Angie Delarie said...

well Im new here ...and I'm sooo in love with your blog already!
I love giveaways..never win them but still love them!!
Going to check all your fab goodies!
XXOO
Love and Skullies
ANGIE

Hannah said...

Hi, I'm new to Cute Stew, I got here looking for custom Blythes, and I have to say, yours are lovely. Your work really inspired me to customise mine. Your blog is great! ;D

Kelstahz said...

Also, blogged here: http://kelly-richardson.blogspot.com/2010/09/cute-stew.html

Rashel said...

My favorite part of Cute Stew is all the cute pictures you post . Thank you so much for the awesome giveaway I hope I win :)

Burnt Toast said...

My favorite thing about cute stew is YOU! your just so nice and your blog posts are just so an looking and nice. And you seem like a all around fun person!

Pamplemousse1983 said...

I only left one comment about blogging about it...just read that I have to leave two! So I blogged about it on the 26th!

LadyNight said...

Helloo. Hope I'm not to late. My favorite thing about Cute Stew is...it's really cute! It lives up to the namn :) And it's funny and have a lot of colour. Cute Stew makes me smile.

/LadyNight
http://pysselstund.blogspot.com

Miss Wendy said...

My favorite thing is you, and how happy and lovely all of your posts are!! I love coming here for inspiration, and I love the blog name!

Rashel said...

I blogged about it here:
http://rashel-alittlebitofeverything.blogspot.com/2010/09/goodbye-summer.html

Lunacy said...

I am new in Cute Stew too, I've just discovered it few days ago! And I love it. Actually I like your blog because we have the same tasks, and you always make me discover new stuff. Actually, ur posts make me smile

Sorry for the awful english, I'm a frenchie! (;

sherixfirefly said...

i literally just found you through hawaii kawaii and i am hooked already :) i feel instantly happier here

MandiCoulter said...

i found you through cool kids support local!! such an great idea!!
mandicoulter@gmail.com

Alycia (The Curious Pug) said...

i just always enjoy reading your posts and your blog is super cute. music mondays are fun too :)

Sarah said...

I found your blog recently from a button on a blog I read frequently. I really enjoy reading it & entering your awesome give aways, too of course! :)

Kia said...

My fav thing is that so many of the posts have pictures that are so colorful and cute and happy. It makes me happy. =)

Jingle said...

How on EARTH did I miss this???? I'm super sad about that, but super HAPPY that it was your birthday and I hope it is an AWESOME year for you! I love your blog! It makes me happy!