Tuesday, October 11, 2011

TWENTY BUTTON CARDS, TWENTY WINNERS!!

Don't you just love these buttons from "Incomparable", her son is the one that set the site up as Buttonmad, I just love that name.... The one will take you to their website and the other will take you to their blog.

See the five lady bugs at the bottom of this picture? That is what we are giving away today.....20 cards to giveaway, one for 20 winners....doesn't get much better than that.....



So to showcase her beautiful buttons I have designed this wall hanging, featuring all five of the lady bugs...


So here is the skinny.....

You do not really have to comment here, even tho it would be nice but....
in order to win a card of buttons,

you need to go over to Buttonmad,

become a folower and definitely leave a comment.

I thought I would take a minute to tell you how her buttons started....

"My husband and I started out desperately poor...we couldn't even afford a blanket and were to proud to ask for help. We slept on a single matress on the floor, had two knives and one fork. I could go on but it would be an unhappy story...when infact, it was not at all. We were young and in love, living far away from family with a little baby. It sure was tough but she says looking back she does so with fondness. She told herself at that time that as soon as she found work, she was going to help anyone she could in the same position. That is exactly what she has done.
She says that even tho she no longer needs to work that she has not given up on her mission. She has been making buttons for 20 years and her workers are like family.
She has three children and each are involved in the business in some ways. Her son, the oldest is the marketing guru and photographer.
Shann looks after the factory and Tamera takes care of the blog and comes up with the adorable ideas.
She says that her greatest joy is giving employment to women. "

So this is where her passion lies....

Empowering Women.

I think most of us want to make a difference in this world, to feel that our life was not wasted....well, I can tell you that Jennifer certainly had made good use of her life in helping others and making a difference.


We will have this giveaway last a week, so lets say October 18th, the winners will be picked.




PLEASE BE SURE TO LEAVE A COMMENT ON BUTTON MAD'S POST.








46 comments:

  1. How cool! What a great story about them!
    Gonna hop over and visit now.
    xx, shell

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  2. Oh! and hello girlfriend! Your wallhanging is fabulous! :) :) :)
    xx, shlel

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  3. I have become a new follower of Buttonmad - need to go back and browse. Love their bird buttons.

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  4. Love your wall hanging! The buttons are too cute. Yes, I follow ButtonMad.

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  5. The wall hanging is darling! I'm already a follower of buttonmad and would like to win some buttons!

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  6. Beautiful wall hanging! I love ladybugs.

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  7. I just left a comment and am following Buttonmad. I thought I was already a follower but apparently not. Thanks for the giveaway and the link!!

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  8. What an amazing story of a company that really makes a difference.

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  9. Barb, you are so talented. I love that wall hanging. What clever way to use the buttons.

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  10. What a wonderful story...I'm so glad you shared it with us.

    Please don't enter me in the drawing...I have tons of buttons that I need to use first.

    Smiles,
    Kelly

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  11. I love a story such as this....good people and will go and join to see her blog.

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  12. Woo hoo I love their buttons, I already follow so of to comment. Linda

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  13. What a great story. So inspiring. Love your wallhanging. You are a true artist!

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  14. I love all of the buttons, but I think your project is adorable. The quilting is wonderful on it.

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  15. Your handiwork is a real credit to you and shows off the cutest buttons so well. Thanks for your part in this amazing opportunity. I love the concept of empowering women in this industry, it is so vital.

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  16. Definitely followed ButtonMad blog, and those are such cute buttons!! Hope I win! HA

    Good luck everyone. :)

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  17. HI BARB!
    VISITED 'BUTTONMAD'+LOVE THEIR SELECTION!
    THANKS FOR SHARING! HAPPY STITCHING!

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  18. Si!!!!Partecipo molto volentieri!!
    Sono bellissimi!!
    Un bacio, My lucky (Barbara).

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  19. Lovely wall hanging, thanks for sending us over, her buttons are adorable!

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  20. How fun Barb! I've been following them for quite a while and just love their buttons too. Have a happy day!

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  21. Thanks for the link Barb. I just hopped over and checked out her buttons. So cute! I love buttons!

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  22. What a gorgeous wallhanging. With or without the buttons. ;-)

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  23. What an uplifting story. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. I love button mad buttons and I love how you used them in your incredibly cute wall hanging !

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  25. My goodness! What a heart-warming story to hear about Jennifer and her buttons. Just love hearing about "making it in America - Land of the Free - Land that I love." :)

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  26. Loved the story and your project with the ladybugs is wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

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  27. I would love to know if you are going to make a pattern that we can access for the adorable wall hanging? I love it! Girl, you rock! I'm off to see the buttons now!

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  28. Buttons can make the garment, wallhanging, bag/purse, etc.!! These are so much fun. Thanks for the chance.

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  29. Love the wonderful wallhanging, love the wonderful buttons, and Jennifer's story. Bless her heart for all that she has done. Thank you for sharing. I do follow her blog. Thank you for this great giveaway.

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day.

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  30. Thanks for a great post and love the wallhaning! lovely!

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  31. Hi, I am already a follower on button mad, I just love their designs and fresh, creative ideas!

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  32. What a wonderful story! Thank you for sharing her story with us.

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  33. What a great life story.....Thanks.

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  34. Hi Barb, Did you have a good birthday? I love your wall hanging so cute. I have been a follower of button mad for about 6 months now, they are just so adorable. Have a wonderful sewing day Blessings Sandra

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  35. Your wallhanging is gorgeous! And what an inspiring story!

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  36. Now following Button Mad and left them some bloggy love!

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  37. I just found your blog site, and tho I've missed the button give away, I want to thank you for sharing the story. I too believe in helping women help themselves. You go....

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