Wednesday, October 5, 2011

~ GIVE-AWAY and CELEBRATION ~

Hello sweet friends! I have a reason to CELEBRATE and I couldn't think of a better way than to have a give-away! I just found out my miniatures made the cover of the November issue of American Miniaturist. To say I'm thrilled, blushing, and ecstatically happy is probably an understatement. I am over the moon! :) Somebody pinch me! { I asked my daughter to and she actually did, lol, and hard, ouch!}. I haven't seen the inside of the issue yet but they did an article on me and my miniatures and I also did a tutorial for them on deep dish apple pie. I am beyond thrilled and so honored too!

Soooo, I wanted to create a very special miniature for you as my give-away. It's the bakers rack above and everything on it comes with it too! I've been working on it all week. It's my way of saying Thank You! Thank you for all your support and encouragement and friendship, always!

Here's a preview of the cover :)

If you'd like to order a copy , here is the link to this issue {It comes out in about 2 weeks} American Miniaturist , November 2011

I got off cloud nine long enough today to do the finishing touches of the Baker's Rack, I hope you love it as much as I did making it! And as the picture below shows, you don't have to have a dollhouse to collect or love miniatures, they make great conversation pieces and are so much fun to have around.


I add a piece now and then to my kitchen shelves. I like nostalgia in my home scattered about and sometimes a miniature that I've created brings me back to a feeling I loved. Like grandmothers hutch, or a mini table-setting of a big celebration I want to remember, or a little remembrance of a birthday party etc! Or, sometimes I just want a simple mini apple pie resting on a shelf next to a cookbook. :)

With that said, you don't have to have a dollhouse to love them and you don't have to have one to enter the give-away either!

Here are the rules: {simple and sweet} Just leave a comment on this post and you are entered. If you want 2 chances to win, post about this give-away on your blog or facebook (linking to this post) and make sure to come back and leave another comment so you have 2 chances. That's it :) You can use any of my pictures you'd like when blogging about it.

Here's the miniature Baker's Rack:

It's filled with sweet delectables! A yummy deep dish apple pie under a glass cake stand, sugar cookies, cupcakes galore, a slice of cake, 2 glass jars filled with decorating sugars, copper hanging pots, a bakery sign edged in pink gingham, and so many little sweet details! The Bakers Rack is painted a soft pale pink and distressed back to show a hint of it's black original color, and it's back is closed off with a beautiful bounty of pink and red roses....





I put a lot of love and care into my miniatures and I hope it shows! I wish you ALL could win because you've all been so wonderful to me. I'm coming up on my one year anniversary into the miniature world {from Interior Design} and I could not be any happier with the transition and change of careers! That old saying is so true, " If you dream it , you can find a way to live it"....

Thank you to my followers, friends, and family too, for sticking with me and for always encouraging me to "Go for it". And thank you to American Miniaturist and Traci for making my little dream come true with your November issue! Big Hugs!

I left you all some Country Fair Cupcakes :)

Ohhhh Darn lol, I forgot!! The Winner for the give-away will be announced on October 15th! That's a couple of weeks before my 50th Birthday, how the heck did that happen? Meaning, turning 50? I think Miniatures make me feel even younger, so that's why I do them :)

With hugs and appreciation!

Cynthia xo

Ps: Here's the other link to American Miniaturist if you would like to subscribe, it's a great little magazine and they do a beautiful job putting it together!

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Ascension said...

Enhorabuena por tu publicacion, tus trabajos se lo merecen.
Me encantaria participar en tu fantastico sorteo.
Subo el aviso a mi blog.
besitos ascension

Cinderella Moments said...

What a prize! Your giveaway seems to be a big hit. I have to try doing one soon. Is this getting you lots more followers? Well beautiful job on the baker's rack as usual. Your artistry is exquisite! <3
hugs,
Caroline

Lesley said...

i'm very new to miniatures, and never realised how totally enchanting they are. I would love to win this. blessings

Sparky said...

would love to win this for my doll house, its beautiful!!

-stacy
stacyleaw@yahoo.com

sorty0 said...

Es un regalo precioso ¡¡¡ cuenta conmigo. Es una maravilla¡¡¡¡
http://sorty0.blogpost.com

beatriz said...

Como siempre unas minis maravillosas, tienes una manos increibles. Un beso.

ANA ROSA said...

Hola Cynthia!! Felicidades por tu publicacion, que emocion no?? Felicidades tambien por tu proximo cumpleaños!!
Espero que cuentes conmigo para tu precioso sorteo!!
Un beso y gracias por tu generosidad.
Ana.
Lo anunciare en mi blog.

MALUGA MISCELANIUS said...

Hello Cynthia; what a honour to be on the cover of a magazine , awesome, your minis are amazing , yes count me in your giveaway.
Regards

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Hi Cynthia, where have I been? This is soooo exciting! You really are so deserving of this. I love your miniatures, and after I drool...of course not where anyone can see...I always look at your miniatures realizing I wish my big shelves looked like your little shelves! Big smile. You are just in the beginning phase of more excitement...50 is looking good on you girl. I'm 51 and I love it!
Yay for you. I'm really really happy for you!
Blessings,
Debbie

Pollicina said...

Dear Cynthia, at first I congratulate you for the cover and article in American Miniatures.
Your bakers rack is magnificent in the details, and I would very much like to be in your giveaway as well!
Kisse!

Marisa said...

Just now I begin with the world of the miniatures. I am ending a scene of a living room to the style shabby chic. Your blog is for my a source of inspiration. I am charmed with your miniatures and the good taste that you have for the decoration of the same ones. The kitchen will be my next scene. I hope the gods smile me and can decorate it with your precious shelf. A hug. Marisa

Kai said...

While I'd give ANYTHING to win this beautiful piece (it's about the prettiest thing I ever SAW) & ask that I please, please be entered, I am JUST as happy that my friend Nat blogged about you so I could bookmark your blog & come visit LOTS. Your work is BEYOND amazing. It contains all the things my childhood never had AND reaches in far beyond my 61 years to touch the girly-girl in me! I will be back every single day to see what you have made!

Trisha said...

Oh my goodness! I just want to shrink and be transported to this miniature little world you have so lovingly created! I can tell how much thought and care you have put in to every tiny little detail. Congratulations on being published...you definitely deserve it! Thank you for the chance to win!

~Trisha

JANITA said...

Your miniatures are amazing and it would be great to actually live in a home like your dollhouse. So sweet!!! Keep up the good work :)

ANGELES said...

Primero de todo muchas felicidades por esa publicación, por otra parte me parece que es un premio muy merecido para tu maravilloso y dulce trabajo¡¡¡¡¡¡¡es una verdadera maravilla ¡¡¡¡¡¡

Jennifer Rydell@Plushpussycat said...

Congratulations Cynthia!!! You so deserve all of the recognition--I just LOVE your work!!! And I love your giveaway prize so much!!! Thank you for including me in your giveaway. I'll go announce this on Facebook now, and then I'll come back to tell you. :-)

Jennifer Rydell@Plushpussycat said...

Hi Cynthia! I just posted your blog giveaway here: http://www.facebook.com/plushpcat Thanks for chance number two! :-)

Carla Alessandra said...

É CLARO QUE QUERO PARTICIPAR, ESTOU ANCIOSA PARA GANHAR O PRÊMIO.

tammyCA said...

Congratulations on your mini work being featured, Cynthia! Your minis are darling - I will definitely have to get this magazine. I've made miniatures over the years & have two dollhouses (and one yet to build) so I know how much fun & soul satisfying they are...creating your own little world.
Thank you for the chance to win your sweet bakers rack & Happy Birthday!

Inês Paiva Raposo said...

It's so so beautiful. I love to participate.
Thank you for this oportunity.
Kisses
Inês

Terefer said...

Sigo maravillada con tu blog; he puesto el link en mi facebook para que todo el mundo pueda contemplar tanta belleza. Un beso.

Rosa-kreattiva said...

tanti auguri di buon compleanno la tua creazione è fantastica e sono felice del tuo successo ti ho condiviso su fb https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=709471288 spero in un pochino di fortuna ma siamo davvero in tante ad ammirare il tuo mondo ciao rosa.kreattiva
goccedioceano2000(at)libero(dot)it
blog creativo http://kreattiva.blogspot.com/

suz said...

Congratulations on being on the cover of this magazine! I'm only surprised it too them so long! Your work is so lovely. As I've mentioned before, my Mom was a pastry chef - she would have adored your work.

Dee in BC said...

That is so amazing! Congrats- Dee in BC

julia said...

Casi no me entero de tan precioso sorteo, por favor cuenta conmigo.
Ahora mismo lo pongo en mi blog.
Mil besos...Julia

Gemma said...

Me gustaria mucho participar en tu sorteo. Muchas gracias

sunshinefl95 said...

Yumm, that slice of cake makes me want to forget cooking dinner and make a coconut cake instead. I show my friends ur blog, they can't believe its all miniature food. Ur great!

El bichillo said...

Creo que va a ser muy difícil llevarme tu regalo, pero es tan bonito que lo voy a intentar, te subo a mi blog.

El bichillo said...

Hecho, ya estas en mi blog,saludos desde Andalucía

Jenniffer said...

I just found your blog tonight and I am so excited to enter this giveaway! Congratulations- I had no idea such incredible miniatures existed. These are simply fantastic! I have an old seventies Lundby dollhouse from my childhood that I have been wanting to 'redecorate' but haven't known where to start. I think your blog is going to be a huge inspiration! Thanks!

Christa Chayata said...

Congrats Cynthia with the well deserved cover.
Your work is so great...just real eye candy.
I love it :))
I'd like to take a chance in your fantastic giveaway. Please count me in.

Hugs Christa.

Marta said...

Muchas Felicidades ¡¡¡¡ Haces unos trabajos magnificos. Me gustaría mucho poder participar en tu bello sorteo. Gracias. Un abrazo.

Alicia NDC said...

Hi Cynthia - Your work is beautiful and inspiring! I want to look at it all day!! Wonderful news about the magazine cover -congratulations! ~ Alicia

Dawn said...

WOW, what a fabulous giveaway!! Congratulations on making the front cover, your work is always amazing!

Susi said...

Por favor cuenta conmigo para tu sorteo, es mas que generoso, es magnifico, no tengo palabras.
Subo el aviso a mi blog encantada
Besos
Susi

cristina said...

hi!!!
great job, congratulations thank you much for opportunity to win one of your miniatures.
receives greetings from puerto vallarta mexico mexico

licha20 said...

Congratulations!!
I am a newbie! but now you're on my favorites!! Amazingly sweet!!!

crossed fingers!!
Evelyn

Bobbie said...

Tales from an OC Cottage sent me over and I am over the moon! I love Love Love this itty bitty bakers rack- and since I am a baker its so me!!! Can't wait to ooh and aah over all the little bittys! Congrats on the mag cover that is sooo cool!
Bobbie

Bobbie said...

I am linking you on my blog

Bobbie said...

and on face book

Marian said...

Holaaaa, que maravillas has realizado tan generosamente para nosotras.
Voy corriendo a ponerlo en mi blog.
Besos

Marian said...

¿Dos oportunidadessss??? ya estoy de vuelta a por ellas. Me apunto.
Besos

Chrissey said...

Hello how exciting for you, and what a lovely giveaway, please can i be entered for it, its truly pretty thankyou and well done you x

Contrastes-Rosa Mª said...

Se me olvidó poner el segundo mensaje, lo he puesto en mo blog, gracias por esta oportunidad, besos
Rosa

Glenys said...

They are so pretty!! I like the sweet colors.

Loly Rodriguez said...

por favor me encantaría poder participar (y por supuesto ganar )en su maravilloso sorteo.
Tiene unos trabajos maravillosos , y de un gusto exquisito.
Saludos desde España.Loly
http://lolyaliminis.blogspot.com

Meghan Baermann said...

Congratulations on your magazine cover! That is so exciting! I would love this bakers rack to display on a currently empty tiny shelf in my daughter's room. I hope I win!

BEA said...

Hello!!
Lovely scene..as always... I do adore your talent, magic hands...lovely
thank you for sharing your talent.
Have a nice day!!
Beatriz Martin

Susan said...

Oh Cynthia....The news you shared was just fabulous. YOU DESERVE EVERY SINGLE ACCOLADE. Your miniatures are truely works of art. You SHOULD be in the magazine and on the cover.

I hope I'm not too late to sign up for the giveaway. If you are going to announce the winner on the 15th, I think I still have time.

To win would be a dream-come-true for me.

Take care. Susan from writingstraightfromtheheart.blogspot.com

Susan said...

Hi Cynthia....I left a comment that I would love to win. This is my SECOND comment because I put your contest at the close of my post today. Susan at writingstraightfromtheheart.blogspot.com

Annesphamily said...

Enjoy your celebrity! That s so awesome to see your name in print and have an article written about your passion. Your miniatures are so beautiful. The time and effort you put into this is incredible. Thank you for sharing this exceptional giveaway. enjoy the weekend! Anne

Blessings from Cindy said...

I just added a link to your giveaway on my blog list! Your creations are absolutely fabulous!!
Blessings,
Cindy

maria said...

Congrats on your publishing in the AM, you must feel very proud!
What a gorgious give-away that is...wauw!I am lucky i saw it just in time, it's already the 14th!
Please count me in too.
Hugs
Maria

Tiina said...

Congratulatíons!
I want to take part to your lovely giveaway!

Marta said...

Wow, I wrote a post in facebook and the comments in this blog have grown up like foam... congratulations again and happy birthday (for both of us I hope) Hugs and kisses

CARMEN (Hadanet) said...

Que bonitas minis,felicidades por la publicación,tenia tu sorteo anunciado en mi blog pero no te habia dejado comentario.Me apunto a dicho sorteo.Un saludo.

ANTONIA said...

Hola ,me encantaria participar en el sorteo ,,,son unos trabajos ptreciosos,,,besoss

Rakel said...

It's the first time I see your blog, it's very pretty, and your minis are beautiful. I love your give away. Thank you very much.

Cottage lover said...

Just found your site through Sugar Pie Farmhouse! How ADORABLE!!! My 9 yr old daughter and I are just drooling over all the cuteness! Congratulations on the magazine cover--I would be over the moon, too! I will definitely be back :)

Yayin said...

Felicidades por la publicación en la revista.
Me gustaria participar en el sorteo,tu trabajo es una maravilla.
Lo pongo en mi blog.
Besos
Rosa

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Cynthia I am soooo proud of you! Congratulations sweetie!!! Look at all these comments! Oh my!

Happy 50th Birthday coming up! I am 9 years ahead of you! xox

Love ya,
Maryjane

Maija said...

please count me in.
And congratulations on having your work published, how exciting,you deserve it.
What an amazing giveaway!!

miniaturista said...

Menos mal que llego a tiempo, me encantaria participar en tu sorteo, te pongo en mi blog.
Un abrazo
Maite

Cathy said...

Cynthia,

Congratulations on being featured in American Miniaturist. It's always a wonderful feeling when your peers recognize your work and tell everyone how creative you are. I am so happy for you and I hope you are enjoying every moment of your excitement.

I would love to be entered into your give-away because your work matches my Sweet Candy themed home and because I would feel honored own a piece of your work.

Have a great weekend and enjoy the thrill.

Cathy

Eva said...

OH How Can I miss your post when I always visit your work!! BRRR So busy in real life.
Well, today is the announcement I am not sure if I can participate. If yes please count with me.
Anyway Congratulations for being featured. Absolutely well deserved. Your work is really really pretty!!

Liz said...

WOW WEEEE! Congrats! You little trend setter you! :)

Happy Birthday!... I turn 49 next week. :) So, I'm right there with you!

~Liz

Lady Linda said...

A big congrats to you! Your mini's are just too cute and some of the most amazing I've ever seen. Would love to win your give away too. Keep on impressing us all.

Nani said...

Oh my GOSH!!!! I wish I had the talent to make things like this! It is beautiful!!! Congrats on the magazine cover!!

broadwaydiva said...

This is adorable and the tiny details are amazing!

Susan Shultz said...

You do such great work! And doing what you love makes it even more special! I would love to win! I'm looking forwad to the drawing.

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