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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Handmade Beauty



GIVEAWAY CLOSED

I have an extra special friend 
to re-introduce you to today,
and an extra, extra  special giveaway 
to announce, too.

Do you remember my beautiful friend
 Lisa of Bilancia Designs?

I posted about the lovely 
handmade gifts she sent me
 HERE....




and now it's my extreme pleasure
to introduce you to Lisa's 
brand new blog and online shop!

From her shop description...



"Inspired by her passion for calligraphy, 
Lisa knew she had a gift for beautiful handwriting… 
one that continually evolved after receiving a simple 
calligraphy set from her father at an early age.


A passion for collecting quotes and poems 
later developed into hand lettering books with 
hundreds of quotes she carefully penned in calligraphy.


Often asked to make handmade cards for friends 
and address envelopes for weddings, soon turned into designing 
customized wedding and party invitations.


After working as a floral designer for years, 
the two talents merged into a wonderful business: Bilancia Designs."

 
Lisa's shop is a delight for the senses...
romantic kissing balls
whimsically lovely rosebud letters
and some things 
you never knew you needed...

until you saw them
...love this!

And wait until you get a load 
of Lisa's gorgeous home...



{house photos Lisa Moran}

how could you NOT 
create beauty in these digs???

To celebrate her new blog and shop,
Lisa is having a GIVEAWAY,
and I'm the lucky gal who gets to sponsor it!

Lisa is offering one lucky reader the following treasures...

 {photo Lisa Moran}

this darling 
Vintage Button Star


 {photo Lisa Moran}

 along with this lovely 
White Rose Kissing Ball



and get this...

she's also including a
$50 CREDIT to her online shop!

Pretty wonderful, right?
Here's how to win:

1. Head over to Lisa's shop HERE 
and have a look at all her gorgeous pretties.

2. Click on her "Join This Site" button and follow!  

3. Head back over here to me and leave me a comment on this post
letting me know you've paid Lisa a visit. 
Tell me which of her creations you love most!

4. Extra chances for grabbing the giveaway button, blogging,
tweeting or facebooking about this, too!
Just leave me a separate comment for each.


I will select a winner on Lisa's behalf
on Monday, August 15th.

Good Luck!




104 comments:

cityfarmer said...

it's that time of year again ... giveaway

I'm in

she's beautiful

cityfarmer said...

all done!!!

her site is fab!!!

cityfarmer said...

adding it to my sidebar

right now

Claudia said...

Gorgeous stuff, Anne. I stopped by Lisa's new site and told her I loved all her button creations!

xo
Claudia

Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

I love everything........love the buttons!

Shannon said...

Visited Lisa's shop and joined it, I love the button stars she sells. They are gorgeous! What a fun giveaway :)

mzzterry said...

I visited & Joined Lisa's site.....I love the kissing balls, they are beautiful. I appreciate the giveaway & the chance to "meet" Lisa ;)

Low Tide High Style said...

What beautiful things she has in her shop! I love the vintage button star and the small button wreath...so many pretties! And that house...don't even get me started! Thanks for the chance to win!

Kat :)

andrea said...

Well, where to start! First, I just love the corbels on her home! They go right up to the clouds. Next, my most favorite item on her site would have to be the pinecone tags, as I love paper ephemera and fall is just around the corner!! Beautiful button star, too! Thank you for sponsoring the giveaway! Andrea @ townandprairie

Kate said...

Dear Anne
Lisa has a special place in my heart, I adore her. I am smittened with the moss heart invitations that she created and love the wine tags especially the sea shell ones. {swoon}

Love ya
Kate
xoxo

Kate said...

Anne

I added Lisa to my side bar last week and I am following her site as well

xoxo
Kate

Angela said...

Her blog and shop are beautiful...I especially love the favors made of buttons.

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

I visited.....gorgeous!!

Lou Cinda

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

I "liked" LOVED her site!!

Lou Cinda :)

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

I loved the tag with the Winnie the Pooh
quote "If you live to be 100..." Even sent her a message....I want to buy that!

Thanks for sharing her...

Lou Cinda :)

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Hi Anne, I went over to Lisa's, my favorite was the kissing balls, their gorgeous!

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

I also joined as her follower!!!
hugs~~~ Daphne

Junebug Furniture and Design said...

Lovely Site & Beautiful Gifts...

xo + Blessings

Glad & Cel

she dreams big! said...

Oh my! That is all I can say is Oh My! From her creations (love the burlap with buttons favor bags), to her home . . . just everything that talented lady does! Attention to detail for sure!

she dreams big! said...

I'm Lisa's newest follower! Thanks for the introduction to a new place for inspirations!

she dreams big! said...

Your giveaway button is now on my sidebar. Good luck to me (oops, I mean everyone)!

Ellen said...

very beautiful!!! I love the burlap wreaths and would love to win that button star! how creative.

gina3 said...

Done! I enjoyed visiting her new site and becoming a follower. I have to say that the picture of the button star showed up as a new post on my blogroll over the weekend. I've clicked on a million times to see what it was but it just said the post didn't exist. I had to see that button star and would love to have it! Imagine my excitement when it finally made the post available and I could see it was a giveaway!! OMGoodness!

Whimsey Creations said...

Wow that home is to die for as are her creations! I couldn't find the Join This Site button anywhere but did bookmark her site. I love anything with buttons but all of her creations are wonderful.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Lisa has such gorgeous creations. I love her kissing balls and that wonderful button star!!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Just became a follower!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Added the give away button on my sidebar, thanks for the entries to win, xoxo D

Barb and Dell said...

I checked out Lisa's blog and became a follower. I love everything she has made with the white buttons!
Barb

Ironstone and Pine said...

not only is Lisa super talented but she has become a good friend to me thru blogging....her creations are amazing...I love everything she does!~devon :)

Ironstone and Pine said...

Yea, Im a follower now too!

Ironstone and Pine said...

The Button's up at Ironstone and Pine!!

NanaDiana said...

I went over and saw...OH MY...I am her newest follower. Love her blog too- xo Diana

Rhonda Merry said...

I Love the button heart topiary. Well, all of the button items I adore. She has some beautiful product on her site. I was happy to become a follower.

Susan said...

I love Lisa's buttom art! Everyone of her creations are just so lovely! I am a follower of both her site and yours. Please enter me in this wonderful give away!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Lisa's site and creations are wonderful!
I especially love all those white buttons and the kissing ball! Thanks for a chance. :)

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

I joined her site and look forward to seeing more of her creations! Thanks for a second chance! :)

Nancy said...

Hi Anne,
Wow, she is really talented! I have joined her site. I love her tags. Actually, the button star is pretty cool!

Thanks!
Nancy

Melissa @ Vintage Afterthoughts said...

Omg, so glad she started a blog! What talent! Im loving her creamy wreaths, but that star button is divine too! :-D

Gilli said...

Went to Lisa's site and joined the followers. I have to agree her button creations are my favorite as well.

susiedele said...

Lisa's creations are beautiful. I say ditto to the button designs especially the button-heart topiary.
Please throw my name in the hat. Thanks!
I love visiting your blog, Anne.
Susie

Brandy said...

I would love to give one of her burlap wreaths a new home...and then I would choose some holiday gift tags to use as Christmas ornaments

Paula Parrish said...

Hello Anne,
I just linked over to Lisa’s online shop and checked out her creative items for sale. I am in love with Lisa’s beautiful paper rose kissing balls. Thanks for sharing.
Smiles, Paula

nelda said...

Thanks for sharing. I joined Lisa's site and loved all the button creations.

Susan said...

I've joined :) It is hard for me to pick. I love all the tags. But you know that old saying, "if you have to ask the price, you probably can't afford it" There are no prices on anything, and when I clicked on items it only brought up a bigger image...I couldn't even figure out how to add something to my cart...just to check it out.

I was VERY interested in seeing more about her harvest tags for up coming Samhain, I was interested in possibly getting 5 of the more flatish ones. (If I could afford them)

all of her work is BEAUTIFUL, though topiaries and kissing balls would be the last thing I would get for myself they would make FAB gifts. I like the one you are giving away as it is neutral and I could hang different bits off of it for different seasons.

I love her button art you show here, but couldn't find any at the site :(

Susan

Susan said...

Love that star keep looking at it! LOL

the button is up on my sidebar :)
Susan

Laurie said...

Of course I visited Lisa's blog and her shop, and I joined, I drooled and I sighed; so many pretties! I heart buttons, so I would love a button creation. Or maybe a few tags. Or a wreath for our new home...oh, my!

Thanks, Anne, for always inviting us all to the fun!
Hugs,
Laurie

Laurie said...

I happily added the giveaway button to my sidebar. I hope Lisa gets tons of visitors and followers!
xoxox
Laurie

Lisa said...

I am in love with Lisa's shop. So many beautiful and creative items. Oh, and I love her name. Ha!

Lisa T.

Lisa said...

I am now a follower of Bilancia Design. Read all of past posts' and look forward to reading what's to come.

Laurie said...

And...drum roll, I put it on Facebook!

Lisa said...

I am in love with the vintage button star. I collect vintage cream colored buttons so the star spoke to me. 

Lisa said...

Facebooked about the button star. Can you tell how much I love it? Thanks so much for the Incredible giveaway. Very, very generous.

fairfieldhousenj.com said...

Anne,

I discovered Lisa last week when she emailed me after seeing a comment I left on another blog and realized I was another NJ historical home owner. So glad she did! I've already ordered and received some of fabulous creations. I especially like her button star, kissing ball, creamy paper rose wreath, tags ...
I'm following her. Please consider me in this generous giveaway.

Your Friend,
Deborah

French Vanilla said...

How exciting to find both of you!!!! I love everything she creates but yearning to touch the creamy rose kissing ball!!! Have been over and joined her!!! Peg

Ruffles and Relics said...

Visited Lisa's shop and joined... just love those kissing balls.. heading back over to nosey around some more!!

Heaven's Walk said...

What a sweet shop Lisa has, Anne! Thanks for the link to it! I oohed and ahhed my way through it and fell head over heels for the shell heart and the button star! So darling! Either of them would look sweet in my farmhouse! :) Thanks for this thoughtful giveaway, my friend!

xoxo laurie

Heaven's Walk said...

I joined Lisa's shop and will be visiting again! :)

xoxo laurie

Heaven's Walk said...

I also posted your sweet giveaway on my sidebar, Anne! ♥

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Anne...having trouble joining up but will keep trying...it looks beautiful!

Of course my favorite is the rose bud "S"!!

Tonia said...

Not entering the giveaway, though I will say that Lisa home is beautiful

Lady Pamela said...

I have joined Lisa's site and picked 2 favorites. The button star and the creamy white rose wreath. (Could not make up my mind) Now I am going to join you site, too!

Betsy said...

Lisa's home and her creations are gorgeous. I am now following along.

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Betsy said...

I have Lisa's giveaway on my sidebar:-)

Betsy said...

I love everything she creates, but I must say that those creamy white kissing balls are my favorites.

Violets Are Blue said...

It is not easy to just pick one or two things from Lisa's shop, but the wire button heart and both button stars are at the top of my list. I joined her blog to keep in touch with all her news. Patty/BC

debbie h. said...

Oh my goodness, could her goodies be any more adorable. And that house, wow. Thanks for introducing her to us and giving me one more beautiful blog to read. I "joined her" and am so glad I did. Have a great day.
Debbie

debbie h. said...

Okay, I just shared her amazing sight on my Facebook page so all my friends can find her too:)

debbie h. said...

Back again, okay, I have tweeted about her too, tweet, tweet. Now there is no reason for anyone I know not fo find out about her:)

rudoo said...

Visited and joined Lisa's site. I love the button items!

deborah said...

button freak here!

beautiful work all around!

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hi Anne!
Oh goodness...I love so many things in Lisa's shop but if I have to pick just one...I think it would be the topiary in the little silver creamer...I think it was #9. I joined her site too...I'm excited to go back and look around. LOVE her house!!! I hope you had a good day and I hope your weather has cooled down somewhat. It was a beautiful day here...a tad humid but WAY better than the 104-111 in the last month. Have a wonderful Friday!
Maura :)

bellefleur said...

What beautiful work! I love the fanciful favors, and the button hearts.

bellefleur said...

I'm a Bilancia follower!

Jill Elaine said...

Wow she is one talented lady! I love that white kissing ball.
I'm following her site now, so glad I found her.

Shelia said...

Hi Little Anne! Oh, this lady makes such pretties! I'm a follower of hers now, so please poke my tiny name in the hat! Tell sweet kitty that was great salesmanship!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Shelia said...

Hi Little Anne! Oh, this lady makes such pretties! I'm a follower of hers now, so please poke my tiny name in the hat! Tell sweet kitty that was great salesmanship!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Lindsey Kristin said...

tAHNK yOU FOR SHARING THIS GIVEAWAY AND SITE, i AM A NEW FOLLOWER AND FAN

Lindsey Kristin said...

Added your giveaway on my sidebar...
http://www.mysweetsouthernmess.com

Linda said...

Such a fun giveaway! I visited and followed her charming site...I especially love the calligraphy pieces!

Jaclyn Hicks said...

I'm a follower of her site, and I have to say, swoon!! Love it!! I love the kissing balls, and since I am expecting my first babe, I think these would be dreamy as a mobile.

Everything is simply amazing! Thank you!

anita said...

Muah! Love the kissing balls! xxxooo

sissie said...

I joined her lovely site. I think the kissing balls are so pretty and would love to have one.

Wonderful giveaway, count me in!!!

hugs
Sissie

BumbleBeeLane said...

Just beautiful! I joined her site.In love with the Pink Dried Roses Kissisng Ball.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Hibs wife said...

I love the button stars and wreath

Christie said...

Went for a visit...good heavens!!! I'm supposed to pick one thing that was my favorite?? Impossible! So I'll narrow it down to the things with pink rosebuds...especially the kissing ball:)) since my Victorian cottage is named Rose Water...

Many thanks for introducing us to yet another talented gal,
Christie

Ms. Bake-it said...

What beautiful creations she has in her shop! I love the beachy and button creations but I especially like the creamy sola flowers, Grapevine and cream wreaths. Simply gorgeous!

I joined Bilancia Designs site.

~ Tracy

Ms. Bake-it said...

I added the giveaway button to my sidebar.

Ms. Bake-it said...

I tweeted. http://twitter.com/#!/FlourChild2006/status/102079416959635456

Ms. Bake-it said...

I posted it on my FB page. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ms-Bake-It/155563204480894

Sue said...

Joined Lisa's gorgeous site! Was nice to come home from work and relax by scanning through her site/blog.

Sue~
www.crochetngarden.blogspot.com

Blue Creek Home said...

What a lovely giveaway! I have been window shopping over at her shop and I am in love with her grapevine wreath - love pears!

I followed while I was there.

Happy weekend!
Rhonda

twofriendsandahouse said...

Love, love all of the button creations! What a beautiful site ~ I am now a follower. Thanks for the opportunity.
Jamie

Sherry said...

I am now following Lisa's sight. Her home and creations are beautiful. I love the topiaries, especially the heart shaped button topiary, the kissing balls are great too.

Sherry said...

I put your giveaway button on my blog to let others know about your great giveaway. I guess it's better late than never.

Chester County Cottage Girl said...

I am now a follower of Lisa's blog.

Chester County Cottage Girl said...

After visiting Lisa's store, I just love everything.....Especially the kissing balls, and the button wreath.

Nice giveaway!

BailiwickStudio said...

What lovely things she makes! I especially like the button star, and I adore all calligraphy. ::Jill

BailiwickStudio said...

I just tweeted this!

Terry said...

I found your giveaway through Pinterest and love the button wreath so much! Anything made with vintage buttons is so fun to decorate with. I'm so happy to have found your blog and this fun giveaway!

north pal said...

wow! i am really impressed. her work is exquisite. yes,please enter me in this drawing. a very lucky girl that wins it. Bestest,Denise

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Hey Anne, I have been AWOL for a long time. Just too much going on here. Thanks for introducing Lisa. She does beautiful work!!! I especially love her button creations. The star is awesome! Thanks for hosting a wonderful giveaway. I hope your photography endeavors are going well. Love & blessings from NC!

Toni said...

Lisa does beautiful work. Love the tags and the kissing balls.

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