Sunday, June 24, 2012

The Great Canadian Blog Bash 2012 #TGCBB, CAN, 07/01

The Great Canadian Blog Bash Group Giveaway 2012
The Zoo is so excited to be a part of this years “The Great Canadian Blog Bash”!Not only is it in honour of Canada’s Birthday (July 1) but it is also all about showcasing Canadian talent.One lucky Canadian will be the recipient of the following seven prizes valued at $112.50!

Happy Canada Day!

Hand Pyrographed Maple Leaf Wall Art by BK Inspired1. Maya from BKInspired. I live in a little picturesque town on the shores of Lake Ontario with my Mountie husband and two little boys (B&K). I am inspired by everything around me and that is reflected in my shop as I tend to have a variety of styles. Every customer is so different and I love to collaborate with them to create the perfect gift or something for themselves. Maya is offering the winner a Hand Pyrographed Maple Leaf Wall Art on 5×8 bamboo valued at $35. Also, from now until July 15, use the purchase code “zoo2012” to receive 20% off your order!

I Love Canada print from Audrey and Gem2. Gemma from Audrey and Gemma. Gemma is the creative genius behind her etsy shop, audreyandgemma and personal blog, It’s not just me that thinks she’s all that and a bag of chips, as she was just awarded Cityline’s “Blogger of the Month” for June. Congratulations! I hope that Gemma’s creativity is contagious. Gemma is offering the winner their choice of an “i love canada” watercolour map print (based on an original watercolour painting).

Glass Pendant from Current Works of Glass3. Jennifer from Current Works. I am a glass artist living on a riverbank near Canada’s capital city, Ottawa. I work with stained and fused glass mixed with photography, gem stones, copper, reclaimed iron, and other metals. I like the combination of modern and feminine. This glass pendant represents my love of glass and the natural Canadian landscape; a perfect combination! It is created with glass frit (a powdered glass) that is then fused in my kiln twice to create the desired effect. Jennifer is offering the winner a Glass necklace featuring a Canadian Landscape.

Tarn Toy Turtle from SuzieQTee4. Susan from SuzieQTee. I was looking for some ideas on how to craft with recycled material when I stumbled upon a website showing how to make T-shirt yarn. I was immediately intrigued by the idea and that’s when SuzieQTee was born. The T-shirt yarn (also known as tarn) is made from recycled t-shirt material that has been pre-washed and pre-shrunk. The yarn is hand cut into a continuous strip of cloth and then given a gentle tug which creates the rolled yarn. Susan is offering the winner a Tarn Toy Turtle valued at $35.

Customized Chevron Notecards from Fanfare Designs5. Casey from FanFare Designs. Situated in rural Western Quebec just outside of the Captial of Canada, at an in-home studio, Casey, creator of Fanfare Designs, specializes in creating beautiful, modern wedding invitations and stationery. Recognized for excellent customer reviews and for using high quality materials through WeddingWire’s Bride’s Choice Awards 2012, be sure to check out her Fanfare Designs Etsy Shop for all your stationery needs. Casey is offering the winner 10 Customized Chevron Note Cards. Maybe a Red and White set with “Eh?” for the occasion?

Hair Package from Juju's Hair Accessories6. Juwon from Juju’s Hair Accessories. I am a stay at home mom to a beautiful 19 month old Boy. Yes, a boy. It’s pretty hard to design pretty hair accessories when there’s no one to model them. However, I’ve managed to get around this by remembering my childhood and recalling what I wanted as a little girl. I started out making hair bows/clips and have since expanded to bracelets, earrings, rings, and even boys bowties. Juwon is offering the winner their choice of a ladybug or polka dot package (headband, hair bow(s) and/or hair clips) valued at $20. That’s not all, from now until July 15, use the purchase code “JourneysofTheZoo” to receive 15% off your order!

Bayleaf Buttons Gift Certificate Logo7. Megan from Bayleaf Buttons. Sharing thoughts, views, laughs and anything else you can put on a button! My name is Megan, I am the owner of Bayleaf Buttons which specialises in 1.5″ Pinback Buttons. We have a variety of premade items in our Etsy store but we also LOVE to do custom orders of all quantities from 1 to infinity! Megan is giving away a gift certificate for $6.50CDN towards her store.

Free. Note that all prizes include free shipping within Canada (including the gift certificate). Sponsors are not allowed to enter the giveaway, however, friends and family can (and are encouraged to do so!).

Disclosure. I was going to write that I did not receive anything, nada, neite in exchange for posting this giveaway. However, Maya went and sent me one or her original pyrographed bookmarks. Thanks for messing everything up Maya (smile).

Eligibility. This giveaway is open to Canadians Only and will be open until 11:59pm EDT on July 1, 2012. Winner selection will be made via I will contact the winner via email (please be sure to leave yours) and the winner will have 48 hours to respond at which time, I will pick another winner. Once the winner is confirmed, the sponsors will contact them directly.

Questions? Email me at journeysofthezoo at hotmail dot com

The giveaway associated with this post has ended. Check the Winners Page for details.

160 thoughts on “The Great Canadian Blog Bash 2012 #TGCBB, CAN, 07/01

  1. Andrea Amy

    Health care system, Hockey, The Stampede, Nickleback, Bryan Adams, Joshua Jackson, Jim Carey, Barenaked Ladies, Our Lady Peace, The Tragically Hip, Degrassi…the list goes on and on 😀

  2. Bree

    I love our freedom, Our health care, Poutine, maple syrup, the beautiful scenery and the variety of people!

    breej23 at hotmail dot com

  3. Vesper

    I love the scenery and the very friendly people who made my husband and I very welcome when we moved here a couple of years ago

    meiklesurvey at gmail dot com

  4. Auqakuh

    My fave at Suzie Q Tees is hands-down the Amigurumi Toy Turtle – Cotton Tshirt yarn. I am so in love with turtles. 🙂 Apparently I have a soft spot for generally slow-moving creatures.

  5. Anonymous

    I lived in the Arctic for 2 years and saw the beauty of Canada. The Northern Lights are amazing! A must see!

  6. Stacey H

    I lived in the Arctic for 2 years and saw the beauty of Canada. The Northern Lights are amazing! A must see!

  7. Rene

    I love the fact that when I am coming through a door and someone is on the other side trying to go through the other way, we both say sorry!

  8. daer0n

    I love everything! The people, how clean everything is here, the oportunities, how it has so many beautiful places to visit :0

    Nury77 at live dot ca

  9. JeannetteNL

    I love just about everything about Canada. Mostly though, I love the people because for the most part Canadians are caring and tolerant. I also love the freedom we all have compared to many other countries.

  10. Ashlee ♥

    I love everything about being Canadian. From Tim Horton’s to the health care. I love living on the coast. I love speaking French. I just love our nation overall 🙂

  11. Ashlee ♥

    Oh dear! Lots of comments!

    I love the “Character Pillow/Toy” and the “Blue & Black Dichroic Fused Glass Cufflinks with Gold Plate Backs”! Wonderful products 🙂

  12. Maegan Morin

    The thing I love about Canada is that we are free and we can feel free. No overpopulation and crowding. And nature still exists here. It really is the most beautiful place to live!

  13. chinook

    I love Canada. I love the friendly Canadian People. I love the Canadian wilderness. I love that here in Ontario, there are waterfalls everywhere. I love that Canada is so serene. Thank you for this nice giveaway.


  14. Savvy Suburban Mama

    can I say I love everything? 🙂 I especially love that we are proud in a quiet way, that we embrace all cultures and people, that we are defined by the fact that we are peacekeepers, that we are polite and that makes us welcome pretty much everywhere.

  15. chinook

    From Audrey and Gem’s Esty site I love the Sweet Moose print. I adore the soft colours of it and being Canadian I love watching Moose (s). Very pretty artwork!

  16. chinook

    From Current Works Esty Shop I really like the Happy Red Flowers Glass necklace because it is very pretty and unique.


  17. chinook

    I am amazed at how adorable the Amigurumi Toy Turtle is! I like the pink/purple one. I can certainly see why they take about a week to make. They look amazing!


  18. Angela Hotchkiss

    Glass works favorites are any of the scenic pictures, and the miniature scenic pendants on white background, oh and anything that is sparkly, cufflinks etc. Fabulous!! Thank you for the opportunity to win this.

  19. eleanor q

    On current works of glass, I like the floral necklace and earring set in pink & clear fused glass.

  20. Deanna T.

    Wow, what a gorgeous set of handcrafted goodies you ended up rounding up!

    I love that Canada is a multicultural mosaic, that it is home to lovely and amazing green spaces like Algonquin park, and that we have some of the best used bookstores in the world.

  21. Myra Rzepa

    an easier question to answer would be what don’t i like about Canada! i love everything about it especially its beauty! its a beautiful place! also there is so much culture in Canada its amazing! its a great place to live the way you want and to be who you want to be. its great to be Canadian!


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