Monday, July 11, 2011

First Blogoversary and Giveaway

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Today a year ago I started this adventure called my blog. I was such a newbie then, had no idea what I was in for. I'm so glad that I simply dove in - it's been such a great experience. I've "met" so many kindred spirits and connected to so many people in the blogosphere.

So in order to celebrate one year of "carola bARTz" I thought it would be nice to have a little giveaway. So many of you responded to the photos and the story about the family of Great Horned Owls that I made something special - a photobook.


I took my best owl photos, told the story of the growing little owlets, uploaded everything to Shutterfly and voilá! there's my photobook. It is an 8x8 hardcover book and has 34 pages. Here are a few of them:




If you want to win this book, you can do the following:

1) Leave a comment on this post only.

2) Become a follower of my blog and leave a separate comment about that.

That's it! I will draw a random winner on Monday, July 11th.


Good Luck !

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46 comments:

Molly said...

HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY!

What a wonderful idea to make a keepsake book of the beautiful owl pictures: a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity preserved forever.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Congratulations on your blog anniversery...mine is coming up pretty soon too and what a year it has been, hasn't it. So much fun! Your owl book is a wonderful idea, so lovely.

Christine E-E said...

I'm so excited!! I was hoping you'd put together a book! If I'm selected, I will give the book to my daughter to use in her kindergarten class.

Diana said...

Wow, what a lovely giveaway. I so enjoyed watching the owl family through your lens. Beautiful.

Maria Ontiveros said...

What an awesome give-away! Please enter me.
Rinda

Maria Ontiveros said...

I"m a follower!
Rinda

Maria Ontiveros said...

I"m a follower!
Rinda

Marcie said...

What a wonderful book...and HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY!!!

Friko said...

Congratulations on your anniversary.
You are a blogging virgin, I'm in my 3rd year already!

Isn't blogging great, I won't give up in a hurry.

ger chouinard said...

Happy Blogoversary Carola! Great job with that Shutterfly book - aren't they a blast to make! You've inspired me to make another ... I am a follower and love your owls. Enjoy this holiday weekend!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Happy Blog Birthday Carola!! What a fabulous book with your creative eye for photography....I love your owl pieces. I´d display this on my coffee table for all to admire.

Cynthia Schelzig said...

p.s. you should do a "Geeda" book while you are at it...I just saw her face again............what a cat!!

Netty said...

Happy Blogversary Carola. Your owl book is a fantastic idea. Have a great weekend, Annette x

cath c said...

cool! happy blogaversary! my kids would love that book! that's right, the kids. ;)

cath c said...

i thought i was following you already, but i guess i wasn't officially. now i am!

windrock studio said...

Yay for you! Happy first year, I'm so glad that we met.
I can't even tell you how gorgeous your owl book is! Wonderful work!
Hope you have a great weekend.

patty said...

How special, Carola, that you put together a book about your lovely owls! Lots of folks seem to be drawing owls nowadays, but you have the real thing!!

Elizabeth said...

Happy Happy Blogaversary....we are almost "blog twins".

Love the idea pf the book...AWESOME!!!

Chantal said...

Blogversary, what a great word... congrats!

tuckaway hearts said...

Owls have been a prominent feature in our family lately ... they are what adorn my new baby granddaughter's nursery and almost everything else in her new life. They are of course, whimsical owls but, to have a book of the real thing for when she grows older would be a blessing! You've done a great job putting this together and I want to say thank you for sharing and for this opportunity. I hope you are feeling much much better! xoPeggy

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Herzlichen Glückwunsch zu einem Jahr Blogland :) Ich schaue immer wieder gerne bei dir vorbei.
Das Eulen-Fotobuch ist eine tolle Idee.
;) Du solltest unbedingt den Vorschlag von Cynthia aufnehmen und ein Geeda-Fotobuch machen.
Ein schönes Wochenende für dich... Bei uns hat der Sommer schon wieder eine Pause eingelegt, es sind nur 15° C draußen. Schnatter.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Happy blogoversary!

I've always wanted to make one of these books. I think I will someday.

Follower here. Count me in!

Heather said...

First things first! Happy Anniversary!!!!! And how awesome is this book going to be!!!! Congrats to both!!! It looks lovely!

Roban Studio said...

Happy Blogaversary! Your owl book looks fantastic and I would be proud to own it, should I win. Isn't it great to see all your work come together in one place...especially in book form! You should be proud.
I always enjoy visiting your blog. You've done a great job. Happy PPF. :-)

Roban Studio said...

And...I'm already a follower! :-) Yay.

Chantal said...

It is such a great book to see, I would love to win it, but still, your blog visit is a prize for me every time!

Orsolina said...

Hallo Carola, ich habe die Eulenbilder auf deinem Blog verfolgt, wenn auch nicht immer kommentiert. Ich finde es toll, dass du sie auf diese Art und Weise zusammengefasst hast.

Liebe Grüße Biggi (Orsolina)

Sandy Moritz said...

Hi Carola, what a lovely idea. You have been so generous sharing the photos of the owls and their journey. I wanted to take my grandkids to see them but they were not available during that time to get to the park, so your pictures were the next best thing. SandyM

Willkommen auf meiner Kreativseite. said...

Hallo Carola,

bin gerade durch Zufall auf deinen Blog geraten. Dieses Eulenbuch ist ja wunderschön! So tolle Aufnahmen. Ich fotografiere auch gerne und bin immer auf der Suche nach Motiven.
Ich werde jetzt öfter mal bei dir vorbeischauen.

Liebe Grüße aus Germany
Renate

Beth Stone said...

Great idea for a giveaway! I enjoyed watching the baby owls "grow up" on your blog, and this book looks like a lovely collection of photos. Thanks for the giveaway!

Ginnie said...

Oh, how fun, Carola. Look at all us suckers for a great deal! HAHAHA. I love it. Well, it's a delightful idea and will be a charming gift for whoever wins it. BRAVO to you for even thinking up the idea. What a treasure.

Sally H said...

Fabulous photos Carola, and congratulations on your bloggerversary. Thanks for your kind comments on my blog

Klik said...

Happy Blogoversary! Count me in! :)
I'm your follower

Adee said...

Happy blog Anniversary Carola!! How can one not love owls?! Wonderful work!

Best wishes for the future!!

Jennifer DeDonato said...

Happy anniv. love the owls.

Lynn said...

The book is sheer delight. Hopeful!
Hugs...how nice of you to do this.

Michele from Pipi La La said...

Eeeek....you should randomly pick me...follower of your blog!

Meegan, Blue Moon Mama said...

I'd love to enter your giveaway! :) what a beautiful looking book!!

butlersabroad said...

Congrats on the blogiversary, here's to many more years of blogging too! love that book, what a fantastic idea.

Hugs
Brenda

Anonymous said...

Happy Blogiversary!!! I love your blog, I love your owl book and I love you!
Elysa

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Hi there Carola Congrats on your blogaversary and love the owls they are really amazing birds great shots too..thanks for popping over and running late sorry happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x

soraya nulliah said...

Dear Carola-happy one year! I am so glad that you decided to jump into bloging too:) Isn't it a whole new world? Both inner and outer! xxx

Sesenarts said...

these photo books are such a great idea. I made a similar one from our holiday in Italy last year as a present for my hubby. But I love your owls! Thank you for dropping by my blog. Julie

Linda R said...

It's been a year already? I hope you NEVER change that photo that meets me every time I come to your Blog - it is the most beautiful photo ever. Thanks for stopping by my blog - so sweet of you to leave a comment and your owl book is too cute!! What a special giveaway - thanks for the chance to win!! hugs and more hugs.

Linda R said...

Following you ;-)

lisa said...

Happy 1 year Carola!!
This is an absolutely wonderful idea for a giveaway, and it really does look beautiful!