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Unwanted Things and Other Whatnots + GIVEAWAY

Today is the release day of Unwanted Things and Other Whatnots by author Tamera Rickman.
Tamera is my Aunt so to celebrate the release of her second book I'm hosting a giveaway! First, here is a little bit about her new book:

"Embark upon a fantastic adventure full of wit and whimsy where one person's trash becomes another person's treasure.  Brimming with colorful characters and peculiar places, Unwanted Things and Other Whatnots is sure to capture the imagination and keep the reader engaged, eager to see what happens next!"

Click here to read an excerpt from the book.

Click the "Read More" button below to see the full post and enter to win!

As a gift to my Aunt, I painted a canvas tote bag inspired by her book to give to her. I loved the book, it was such an adventure! I used the clock tower on the tote bag because it's a main element in the book and I also painted on Abigail, the main character. Here's a peek at it:

For the giveaway I designed 3 book themed tote bags to giveaway. These were fun to do, I love reading. I used some quotes I found on pinterest for the tote bags and also painted on books and a girl reading. That tote bag is actually my favorite.

The Prizes-
1st Place: 1 copy of Unwanted Things and Other Whatnots by Tamera Rickman, 1 Book themed tote bag, 3 Mixed Media Bookmarks and 1 pair of custom Book/Reading themed shoes.

2nd and 3rd Places: 1 copy of Unwanted Things and Other Whatnots by Tamera Rickman, 1 Book themed tote bag and 3 mixed media bookmarks each.

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  1. This sounds like a really cool book...especially since I thrift and go to estate sales all the time to find treasure. :)

  2. Don't you just love books so much more when you know the author?! Sounds like an interesting book.

  3. Wow! What a great group of prizes! Thanks! I'm off to look for your Aunt on Amazon after this but receiving the book and all those great hand-crafted items from you would be awesome!

  4. I'll definitely add that book to my "to-read" list - looks interesting. Your aunt is going to love that tote bag! Thanks for the chance to win!

  5. My favorite book (right now) is The Invention of Wings by Sue Kidd Monk.

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  6. Right now My favorite is Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins.

  7. Sounds great, can not wait to read it!

  8. My favourite book is The Hobbit.

  9. Ooh, I Love The Hobbit, but my favorite book is The Walking Drum by Louis L'Amour. It's his only non-Western, I think.

  10. Very cool! It's neat that you have an aunt that is an author! :)

  11. Ohh a new book!! I love to read too! Great giveaway - Thanks!

  12. My favorite book is A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. I've read it a million times

  13. my last comment vanished - moderation or a comment monster? anyway, hoping I'm lucky!

  14. Thank you for the fun giveaway. Creative.

  15. My fave is Dear Friend and Gardener by Beth Chatto and Christopher LLoyd

  16. Sounds like an interesting book. My 16yo daughter and I love to read! We would love to win a copy and the totes and bookmarks look beautiful too. :)

  17. My favorite book is Outlander, by Diana Gabaldon. I can't stop rereading it and I find new things each time!


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I'm Katie, the artist behind the blog Punk Projects. I love everything crafty, I drink tea all day long, I'm a bit of a nerd, and I usually have ink or paint on my hands.

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