Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Who's Fault Is It? Not Mine, Of Course!

All I said was that I was having a hard time getting
into making a mug rug, because I'd never made 
one before, yadayadayada....something about mojo.

So, I went shopping at Home Goods after work....
BECAUSE 
Daryl over at Patchouli Moon Studios said 
"make your mug rug match your mug."
THEN
Karen over at KaHolly said, "Maybe you could go mug shopping, 
find a couple of really great ones, then let your creativity flow!!"

See...it's their fault that I went shopping for mugs
and found FOUR...yep FOUR fun mugs to play with.

When I got home this fun little toy had arrived in the mail. 
It's a Light Scoop by Professor Kobre.
My sister saw it over on Tater Tots and Jello and said she was thinking of buying
one...so of course I had to buy one because she was going to buy one. 
(Someone else MAKES me do that, too, and she knows who I'm talking about.)

ANYWAY...
It attaches to your camera to make your pictures better. There are
other mirrors available for different tones, but I'm giving this one a try before
I jump in and spend more money (unless my sister says she's 
going to buy them and then, well, you know.)

This photo was without the attachment 
 This one was with the attachment (there's the back of my mug.)
I'll play with it some more later to see what else it does
and the REAL way I'm suppose to use it.
If you made it through all the jabber above, how about a 
Follower's Giveaway
for TWO of those cute little Moda mini charm squares of Comma by Zen Chic.
They are so dang cute!

All you have to do to enter is:
Be a FOLLOWER by one of the gazillion ways to follow me.
Leave one mini/charming comment.
Only one entry per person.
The Follower's Giveaway will end on April 7th at 6 p.m. PST
(comments left after that time won't count.)
Make sure I have your email address or you can't win!
I'll ship Internationally.

Don't forget this is coming...it has to do with mug rugs!

67 comments:

  1. Of course I follow you. I look forward to seeing your mug rug.

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  2. What a good idea to make the rug to match the rug. I'm gonna get right on it! Tanks for a cool giveaway...
    Boppiesgirl at gmail dot com

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  3. Comma by Zen Chic - yes please! I want to see those mugs...

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  4. Before I forget..."THAT IS NOT ME YOU ARE REFERRING TO is it? lol no way...I plead the 5th....it's my wright, write, right....well you know...gosh I hate when my French comes sneaking in...

    LOVE THE PIC, anything that is going to help you rise to the top soooo we are more competitive I am all over it.
    And what is this you have no mojo...good...I may beat you on the mug rug thingie...lol ok, I am off to bed...did you take her out of the box ???? ..

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  5. Tell us what you think about the light, I've never seen one. It looks very interesting > I don't have my mug rug made yet either. Perhaps I should go mug shopping like you did, all my coffee mugs are blah, blah, blah....

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  6. Comma is my favorite line right now, so I would love to have the mini charm packs - they are, indeed, very charming! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  7. Love that orange fabric! I'm a follower :)

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  8. Have fun with creating your mugrug. The fabrics you chose look great and the mug reminds me of the sun! I am a follower too!

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  9. I'm a follower!! And working with comma right now too!

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  10. I'm a happy follower!
    I never thought of matching a mugrug to a mug! but I really don't need any more mugs!

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  11. Love the way you justify your purchases LOL!!! Interesting the way the scoop eliminates the shadow of the mug handle! Seasoned follower :)

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  12. Definitely a follower. Can't wait to see your mug rug. creation.

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  13. I'm a follower. Mug rugs are fun to make. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  14. :) Starting my morning once again with a smile and a sprinkle of laughter! Looks like you have found a great new toy...I hope you share with us more in the coming days all the tricks that are possible! :) I happily follow!

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  15. Your new gadget looks like fun. So I guess you have lots of mug rugs on the assembly line...looking forward to seeing them!

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  16. Thanks for the giveaway and the Light Scoop tip. I'm curious how it will work out. I'll be back to see your mug rug!

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  17. That was good advice! I made mine for the hop and I will give you one teaser--elephants!

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  18. I agree. It's always someone else who makes me buy things. And of course I am a follower! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  19. I am a faithful follower--love your posts! Can't wait to see your mug rugs. Thanks for the giveaway! vickise at gmail dot com

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  20. Watch out.... mug rugs can be addicting! I am very curious to see what you think about your camera mirror/light aid. The second picture did look very vibrant!!

    Mug rugs are fun because after you figure out what you are doing and the fabrics, it goes quickly!

    Have fun!

    Susie
    legato1958@aol.com

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  21. Looking forward to the unveil of the mugrug. I am an email follower. Thanks for sharing
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  22. I am happy to be following you. I love those mini charms. I even bought one before I could think of what to do with it. Moda has a really cute booklet that has several great patterns in it. So now I have some ideas. They are just so cute. Good idea for the mug rug to match the mug. I have a friend who will retire soon and I wanted to get her a cute mug. Now I think I will have to make a mug rug to go with it!

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  23. Good way for inspiration gathering :) I have one mug rug that I am matching to a mug and one that needs a new mug to match...I think it would have been easier to start with the mug on both! Look forward to seeing your projects!

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  24. Ahhhh, it worked!! Good for you! I'm impressed, so far, with that new attachment for your camera. I'm looking forward to more of your reviews. I had to laugh at you and your sister....I have an aunt that is very close in age, and she's always had to have everything I buy!! It's been so much fun over the years!

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  25. Well Carol I will be interested in your full review of the camera thingee. Can't wait to see the mugs you bought and the mug rugs you made to match. Hope my suggestion helped you with your mojo.

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  26. Mug rugs are so much fun and offer such quick gratification. As a follower, I look forward to seeing your end result.

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  27. Lol, too funny! I have been a lucky follower of your blog for awhile now and a mug rug? This will be fun...

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  28. I happily follow you via email. I look forward to your mug rug post...I plan on making some for my grand kids. I'd love the mini charm pack..what a perfect mug rug starter!

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  29. Of course I follow you - your perky posts get me going before the caffeine kicks in!!

    I'm in design and pattern overload. A stack of pre-cuts would be a welcome break. The line looks lovely!

    I, too, want to hear more about your photo thing. I'm always having to stand on one leg and hold my mouth just right. Thank goodness for Photoshop and its 'Remove Color Cast' item.

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  30. oh yes I'm a follower, I need to get busy and get my mug rugs done too!

    Robin in Washington State
    assweetaspeaches hotmail

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  31. What, never made a mug rug, bet Samm is jumping for joy, LOL! Thank you for the great giveaway.

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  32. I´m a happy follower since a long time, and i´m looking forward to your mugs. :)
    Greatings from Germany !

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  33. I did a mug rug swap last month and it was so fun! Love the Comma by Moda and would love to win. Thanks for the opportunity! Love your blogs!

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  34. I'm a happy follower who has never had any mini charms so I would love to win your charming giveaway.

    thelady at hotmail.com

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  35. Four new mugs. So that means you'll be showing us four mug rugs? ; )

    Look forward to seeing your creations. Thank you for offering a great giveaway. Of course I'm a follower.

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  36. Can't wait to see your mug rugs. I want to make some too for some friends. I am a follower.

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  37. What a great idea! Guess it's time to go mug shopping. I follow via email. (laura84watt)

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  38. I'm a happy follower and I do love Comma. Haven't made anything with a mini charm pack yet - looks like it would be fun. Looking forward to seeing your new mug rugs!!

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  39. Those sweet little charm packs really want to come live with me! Send them my way!!
    lisamcgriff (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  40. I am an email follower at louster388@...
    I see a difference in the 2 pics...one has no shadows:) Pretty cool!
    Why does the rug have to match teh mug? Mine never do:) haha!!!

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  41. I follow you with Bloglovin. I am very interested in how your new toy works, looks interesting. I have to get to work on my mug rug too...yikes it is coming up fast.

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  42. I guess it's a good thing I don't have a sister. I spend too much as it is! Love following you.

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  43. I follow you on Bloglovin--does that count? However, a day wouldn't go by without checking up on you. Now I can't wait to see your mug rugs. How many? Ten?

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  44. GFC follower and I love COMMA! and MUGs filled with fun beverages sitting on a RUG!

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  45. I follow via GFC. Not sure what I am going to do when it is gone.

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  46. I follow you via RSS Feeds. I can totally understand going shopping for mugs so your mats would match! Hope it worked and your mojo is back! Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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  47. I follow by e-mail. I have friends who lead me astray like that. Alas, it is my cross to bare.

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  48. I am a follower for ever. Love the cute minis, although I have only seen them on the computer, never in real life.

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  49. i love comma too! and I have 2 half rugs in the making ( havent finished a whole one) I am looking forward to next weeks hop!

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  50. Hiya!!! OH I love the mini charms!!! They're just so precious. I haven't done any mug rugs yet either, but they're coming up fast on my list. Thanks for having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!!

    pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

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  51. I haven't made a mr either. Love the minis and want to try them. Thanks for the giveaway. Following your awesome blog.

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  52. I can't wait to see your mug rugs. Getting started is the hardest part, but once you get started I bet you won't want to stop!

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  53. I'm intrigued by that camera mirror!! Let us know how that plays out? and I LOVE COMMA!!!

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  54. Thank you for the generous giveaway!! You're the best!

    =karrie

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  55. Carol, you are a hoot! Still chuckling over how you were talked into those purchases. ;o)

    Thinking of how you go full out on a hop (with lots of lovely projects stitched up for us to admire)... and if you're matching mug rugs to mugs... then the big question is... how many mugs did you end up buying? lol

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  56. I'm looking forward to hearing how the camera attachment goes. Those mini charms are so darn sweet.

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  57. I have too many mugs but I will still buy another when I see one that I love. I can't wait to see your mugs and mug rugs. Thanks for the giveaway. I ordered some Comma but a little more couldn't hurt!

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  58. Karen had a really great idea. That light is pretty neat too.
    I am a follower. thanks for the giveaway.
    I signed up for the bird blog hop so I am gonna pass on the flowers even though I love flowers.

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  59. I am following you via Blog Lovin - loving Comma too!

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  60. Followed you for awhile now.
    I'm always cutting out 2.5" squares. Love them. Mini charm packs are a cool idea and hope we'll be seeing more of them around : )
    Nice giveaway, Carol.

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  61. I'm a loyal follower these mini charm packs are fab for hexies

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  62. Mini charms are super cute and a great way to stitch up some quick mug rug gifts. Thank you for the chance:)

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  63. I look forward to seeing your mug rug.
    Of course I follow you :)

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  64. Sou seguidora por gfc(que tá indo...)tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  65. I'm probably late but I just love mug rugs and can't wait to see what you've come up with!

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  66. Most certainly will follow you. You have the best, and I mean "THE BEST" different themed Hops. Always something fun and new and challenging.

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