Monday, January 4, 2010

Ringing in the New Year RIght - Giveaway #4


I am blogging a little early this morning because today is my first day back to work. I will be in in-service at 8:00! The entries will still end at 8:00 tonight. Anywho...
I am so loving today’s giveaway! It is absolutely perfect for this cold weather we’ve been having. The featured blogger is my longtime friend, Susan Burks, at Susan B. Designs. Susan has been married for ten years to Matt. Her work halted when they had baby Theo in March 2009, who was born with a heart defect requiring two procedures and three surgeries including open heart when he was only seven months old.
The whole family was in Vanderbilt a total of thirty-five days on three different occasions. They stayed at the Ronald McDonald house when they couldn't stay in the room with him. Susan is now the director of the Snow Princess Pageants and donates every penny to the Ronald McDonald House of Nashville. She says that it is her way of giving back after they gave so much to her during a time of need.


Susan used to manage a clothing boutique and had a business contact/friend in Texas who got her started in the rhinestone business. She says simply, “I make things sparkle”. She does custom rhinestone names, business logos, or whatever the client wants. I personally love the baby gowns. They make the best gifts! Susan is always looking for new fresh ideas and is hoping to have the time this year to work on few, even though she loves the job of being mommy and is putting family first.


What Susan loves most about the job is collaborating with her good friend, Tabetha Sullens, on what they can come up with next. Susan’s favorite shirt has to be the grandma custom shirts. She loves all the cute names “grannys” have! Susan also says that the hardest thing for her is trying to capture with pictures how pretty and beautiful her work is and it honestly makes her really bad at keeping her blog all caught up! She is right, the photos do not do her work justice.



When you comment today, you are entered to win a scarf like the ones pictured, but Susan will add custom rhinestones! That’s right…you just pick whatever letter in whatever font and color. I love it! Enter as many times as you like today and best of luck to you all!



130 comments:

Anne J said...

I guess I'm earlier than most. I love the scarf, very cute.

ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

Veronica Stepien said...

That scarf would be great this morning. It's cold.

Tanya said...

Well, here is my first entry for the day! Love the scarf. Good luck to all...

Shannon said...

Beautiful!

I will def. be back this evening to enter again. :)

Holly Bailey said...

I pray that by all of us seeing this post we can support Susan by sharing the wonderful things she makes sparkle.

Danielle said...

The scarf would be great for a morning like today!

Samantha said...

Super cute! Function and Style!
dmb161@aol.com

Mandy said...

How pretty! Who doesn't need a scarf in this weather! Love Susan's work and get tons of compliments every time I wear any of mine.

pamjohnston said...

How neat--I love that scarf! Please enter me!

mellowmarli said...

i love, love, love it. pleae enter me!

mellowmarli@hotmail.com

SocialStudiesSoubrette said...

It's soooo cold here I would love to have that scarf to keep me warm :D

laprochaine@gmail.com

Natasha Vaughn, Designer said...

I love scarves and sparkle

mellowmarli said...

i love, love, love this. please enter me.

Diamonds & Dumptrucks Boutique said...

enter me please!!!

Tammy L said...

I love scarves! And this one is really cute!

creative concepts said...

Susan was the first person to buy a piece of my artwork...I will never forget that. Susan is also one of the most beautiful people, inside and out, that I have ever had the pleasure to meet. Her designs are fabulous and I hope I win this scarf....I will be entering several times today!!!!

ChaNikki Imagery said...

I definately need that scarf today with this cold weather! and it is my color lol

Charity said...

Please enter me:) Thanks!!

esterried[at]yahoo[dot]com

Wesley Hillis said...

ohhh how I want to win! Enter me!

stephanie said...

Susan's things are so cute. I would love to win this scarf.

Anonymous said...

I love the scarf and could definately use it on a cold morning like today! Please enter me. Thanks for the giveaway!

onebigchesneyfan@aol.com

Monica S.

tiffany s said...

I love Susan!!
I've got to start ordering things from her soon!
I'd like to win this cute scarf! :)
I'll be back to enter some more later today :)

ReminisceHeirlooms said...

I would love to win Su's scarf. I have seen them in person and the workmanship is perfectly made! Count me in!!!
Tab

Diamonds & Dumptrucks Boutique said...

enter me again

Jamie W. said...

I love the scarf. It would be great this morning. BRRRR!

Abi said...

Cool. I need that right now. We are in the negatives here in Grand Forks, ND right now. This morning it was like -30F

Please enter me thanks.

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Abi said...

I found out about your giveaway from Charity. cool. I need a scarf right now. Thanks

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

jmgamartin said...

What a cute scarf. It would be great on these cold day.

Anonymous said...

working in a block blg with old drafty windows, 13 outside and only 60 inside...i need that scarf...

cbennett58@hotmail.com

Allison said...

Count me in! I love the scarf!

allison.george.moore@gmail.com

Tree Frog Creations... said...

Love the scarf!
renaegc@gmail.com

Patty's Stitches said...

I love the scarf, could really use it today!!!

tiffany s said...

Please enter me again :)

Wesley Hillis said...

Entering again!

Kristi said...

Krisit said,

I love scarves.Susans are beautiful.They would be a warm accessory on the cold mornings to wear to work.


usauto1@blomand.net

Charity said...

Please enter me again:) Thanks!!

esterried[at]yahoo[dot]com

Kristin Green said...

those are super cute! I agree with you the gowns are darling as well!

Beth said...

I love me a pretty scarf and anything that sparkles. This is too cute!!

Gay Vaughan said...

Super cute! I would wear it proudly on a day like today.

creative concepts said...

Hook me up with a bling, bling scarf....HOPE I win....I LOVE IT!!!!

HuNnY aNd PoPpA LeWiS said...

Such lovely items--I have been wanting a new scarf. Thanks for the giveaway & happy new year!!!

Darla said...

They are gorgeous, Susan! And I think that you are doing a great work to support the Ronald MsDonald House. A generous heart for sure!

ellaandmommy said...

Susan is such a sweetheart. I love my shirt from her and would love a scarf to match. :)

Diamonds & Dumptrucks Boutique said...

entering again

Anonymous said...

Enter me again please!

onebigchesneyfan@aol.com

Monica S.

Maranda Danelle said...

Love the scarf! I have to remember to enter later!

The Hyders said...

I would luv one of those scarves!!!! They are beautiful!!! She does awesome work...I have tried to make a shirt like hers and wouldn't do it for it!!! It is an ART!! (and a skill that I don't have LOL)

juliehyder@hotmail.com

Wesley Hillis said...

Susan does great work!! So I want to win!!!

Tina said...

I love the scarf and I love the "bling".

Anne J said...

I'd go with a 'G' monogram if I win

tiffany s said...

I wish I have this scarf right now because it is SO COLD out there... BRRRR!!!

creative concepts said...

Did I mention...how much i love this scarf???? LOL

Diamonds & Dumptrucks Boutique said...

i really wanna win this scarf! HA

Candy said...

The scarf would have been great today! And all of Susan's things are great! What woman doesn't love something sparkly???

ellaandmommy said...

entering again...:)

Anonymous said...

Susan,
You do great work. Would love to have some more bling.

Anne Vance

Beth said...

entering again :)

Beth said...

entering again :)

tiffany s said...

entering again!

stephanie said...

I'm entering again :)

Lisa B. said...

I love this scarf!! Thanks for the chance!!

lisabradford101@gmail.com

the grissom gang! said...

I AM LOVING THE SCARF , PLEASE ENTER ME !!! THANKS YOU TWO *tanarra*

Tanya said...

My second entry for the day!

Anonymous said...

Oooh.
Please enter me.

Anonymous said...

Sorry,
My email is
littleladyintraining(at)yahoo.com

Mandy said...

one more time.... :)

Rennie (Cantrell) Topper said...

I LOVE IT!!! and I NEED IT!!!

Simply Joy Catering said...

I love Susan's work! Please enter me!

Simply Joy Catering said...

Please enter me! Katie Tubb

Shannon said...

back for entry #2
:)

Shannon said...

and #3

Jenny C said...

I would have loved to have been styling with this scarf this morning on the first day back to school......

Diamonds & Dumptrucks Boutique said...

i'm entering again!!!!

Anonymous said...

Entering again!

onebigchesneyfan@aol.com

Monica S.

Kim C said...

Count me in!!

Anonymous said...

Pleas enter me again.
littleladyintraining(at)yahoo.com

Mim said...

Love this scarf!! Just in time for the freeze!

Shannon said...

I really love that scarf!!

Shannon said...

Entering again....

Diamonds & Dumptrucks Boutique said...

entering again

pennythequeen/queeniep said...

adorable. Its still snowing in Okla and I can always use a scarf!

Patty's Stitches said...

I just had to enter again, I'd love to win the scarf!

Anonymous said...

I love the scarf! I hope I win!! :)

Lara Kate Haley
lara_kate@live.com

Anne said...

I love the scraf!

Anne said...

& the right amount of bling on it!

Anne said...

enter me again!

Anne said...

I can't believe this is the 4th giveaway and not a win yet for me!

Diamonds & Dumptrucks Boutique said...

enter me again!

tiffany s said...

entering again and i'll be back again tonight! :)

Maranda Danelle said...

Another entry for me please!

Rebecca said...

Please enter me again! : )

Wesley Hillis said...

Enter me again!!

Marcy Moore said...

Perfect for this cold weather! Love the scarf and Susan! She is precious and talented!

Marcy Moore said...

And, i am entering again!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! Enter me!
Jennifer
scooterjen@tds.net

Anonymous said...

Entering again :) Sure would love to win this scarf!

onebigchesneyfan@aol.com

Monica S.

Anonymous said...

Please enter me again.
littleladyintraining(at)yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Hopefully I will win! :)

Lara Kate Haley
lara_kate@live.com

stephanie said...

entering one more time for good luck!

Susan said...

Love the scarf and Susan's work that she does! Sign me up!!

Anonymous said...

That beautiful scarf sure would be warm for me to wear out on the playground with my sweet 2nd graders! Emily and I pray for little Theo every single night. She never misses one night.

Christy Partain said...

Everyone needs one of these!!

Jamye J said...

Susan please enter me again! I really need that scarf:)

Tammy L said...

I love the scarf and I want it!

Diamonds & Dumptrucks Boutique said...

i'm entering again

Tammy L said...

I'm entering one more time. LOL

Tammy L
frugalstitching@gmail.com

tiffany s said...

hope it's ok to enter again :)

Diamonds & Dumptrucks Boutique said...

again

Diamonds & Dumptrucks Boutique said...

i really wanna win this scarf!

Leann said...

Hope I'm not too late. Enter me please !!!

Diamonds & Dumptrucks Boutique said...
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Anonymous said...

Please enter me.


Gloria Thomas
mil

the grissom gang! said...

wow, 112 comments!! make my 113 lol :)

the grissom gang! said...

enter me one more time! thanks tanarra

Diamonds & Dumptrucks Boutique said...

entering again HA

Diamonds & Dumptrucks Boutique said...

i'm entering one more time! lol

Wesley Hillis said...

again please!!! =)

Wesley Hillis said...

Entering this giveaway!

Shannon said...

Entering again

Shannon said...

and once more

Shannon said...

ok and only once more...just cause I feel bad for entering so many times. :)

Anonymous said...

wow!! I love rhinestones and would love to have this!! Very cute!
Ashlee Reep
areep@k12tn.net

Anonymous said...

LOVE IT! LOVE IT! Count me in!
kldavis21@tntech.net

Anonymous said...

Again!
kldavis21@tntech.net

tiffany s said...

And again...

tiffany s said...

One more time.... entering again! ha

Wesley Hillis said...

I am entering one last time! Hope I win!!!

Anonymous said...

Entering one last time.

onebigchesneyfan@aol.com

Monica S.

Anonymous said...

This is so much fun. Hope I win!!
Melissa
thereeps@Blomand.Net

Rennie (Cantrell) Topper said...

It's me entering again. I think we all are going to need this scarf tomorrow...lol.