Tuesday, October 11, 2011

#Giveaway! The Big-Ass Book of #Crafts 2 by Mark Montano!

I have exciting news to share today! Tuesday, Oct. 11 marks the launch of the next AMAZING craft book by Mark Montano.  Check out this video to find out all about it!


The Big-Ass Book of Crafts 2 (sample project link) is the sequel to the wildly successful Big-Ass Book of Crafts, which is now available digitally! 

You can be sure that I was incredibly excited when Mark's publisher contacted me to review the book.  Just a few days later, I had it in my hot little hands, before the release date!  Gallery Books was even kind enough to set up an interview with Mark Montano for the Art, Like Bread Podcast, which is still in its infancy, but how lucky am I to have such an opportunity.  Stay tuned to the blog for more on that.

Seriously, I LOVE Mark Montano.  I have always admired his aesthetic sense and I truly believe that he has an open, creative, interesting, and accessible approach to craft and design.  I have been passing his book around to my students and crafty friends and EVERYONE wants a copy.

Look how many bookmarks I added.  This book will get a LOT of use!
 Well, anyone can buy a copy at their local book shop or online retailer, but TWO, yes TWO lucky Art, Like Bread readers will win a copy of this amazing book for their very own!

Mark Montano's blog is one of my absolute favorites, and he updates it regularly with inspirational pictures and great projects to try.  Most recently, I was amazed by this beautiful flower, made from a recycled water bottle. 

In order to enter to win a copy of The Big Ass Book of Crafts 2 by Mark Montano, simply leave a comment on this blog post. :)  I will use a random number generator to choose the two lucky winners on November 11, 2011, and your book will be shipped to you directly from the publisher.

Trust me, you'll find something you absolutely have to make in this book.  You'll find great techniques you've never tried.  You'll find interesting ways to use normal, household items.  You'll be inspired. I am!

ETA:  The giveaway has ended. Thank you to all who entered. The winners are posted here.

185 comments:

CKS said...

Wow, he's so inspirational! Those flowers are amazing! What a treasure to have a big collection of ideas from such a great creative mind! Fantastic!

lorraine said...

me please! i loved the first one and this one looks even more awesome!! raineoc@yahoo.com

Dvora said...

Pick me please. :) Can't wait to hear your interview.

bradylife said...

I WANT this book!! And the flower is so cute! I made water bottle star garland last year. :)

CrochetBlogger said...

Would love to win this book for more terrific crafting!

Traci said...

This book looks so AWESOME!

A creative spirit said...

I actually got to see this book and it is awesome.

Anonymous said...

LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! THE SHOES!!!!

salo1223 said...

So, happy we met! Not, just because I know get to enter this super cool give-a-way...but, because I have a new DIY buddy!!!

Cami said...

Hooray! I knew everyone would love this book just as much as I do! There are still a few more weeks left in the giveaway, so sit tight, but be sure to check out Mark Montano's blog (links above) for inspiration in the meantime! It's one of my faves!!

Sabra said...

I would love to win this book. Maybe it will encourage my daughter to express her creativity.

Akinyi said...

I want this book!!!
I NEED to make some masquerade masks!
Pick me please!

Deb Foster said...

I'm so excited a second book is coming! I am a terrible "crafter" but I LOVE craft books!! I live with two artists and work at a multi-arts center so use Mark's book first all the time. I can't wait to share more, new great ideas for the kids and adults to work on! Art, Like Bread just became even more awesome!

Deb Foster said...

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Emily said...

This book looks like endless fun!

Vicky said...

Woot woot! I need this in my life! This is very exciting! Hope I win!

xoxo

Knittinggirl said...

Wow, this book looks soooo awesome! Fingers crossed...

I'm Knittinggirl13 on rav.

Jessica said...

Ribbons.. check. Low sew....check.
yarn and spray paint ...double check! I'm ready!!

Peppermint Mocha Mama said...

Oh my mama would love this book - throw my name in for drawing please... and thank you!

G. K. Green said...

What a great book! Please enter me in the giveaway ... Thank you! I am gkgreen on Ravelry and g_k_green@hotmail.com.

Anonymous said...

My sister and I have been making crafts from the first Big Ass Book of Crafts for quite a while now! We also loved his Big Ass Book of Home Decor! I would be honored to win his new book!

I am KisforKrissy on Ravelry

Zilliah Bailey said...

That book looks awesome! I'd love to be entered in this giveaway!

zilliah on ravelry

cguard (on rav) said...

Me please! I NEED this book for inspiration for my ONE DAY WONDERS Summer School class where I entice kids away from electronic play and spend 3 weeks on creative play based on upcycling and imagination.

trashmaster46 said...

oh, please please please sign me up!

Debbie said...

It look like a great book! I would love to win. Debbie H

Rose (Sisterrobinson on Rav) said...

The book looks marvelous and I would love to learn many of his crafting secrets. Such fun!!

Nicole said...

Wow, that looks so awesome! I would love to win a copy!

velmalikevelvet said...

Best part of this book? It's assier!

Emily said...

Hi, I found your blog through Ravelry! This book looks amazing, those plastic bottle flowers are unreal. I would totally get my craft on with this book. :D

Emily

http://www.ravelry.com/people/PurlsEntwined

Kara said...

Looks very inspiring! Please enter me in the giveaway!

MrsCollinHobbs on Ravelry

Michaela said...

I would love to win and expand my creativity beyond knitting! :) Thank you!!

Cami said...

Happy happy! It's awesome to see so many Ravelers over here. Welcome aboard, people!

I wish I had a book to give to each of you, but never fear, the book IS available digitally for $9.99. Score.

Nancy said...

Oooh, I would so love this book! Nancy

www.countdowntomexico.com

InJuneau said...

Looks like a FUN book!

(InJuneau on Rav too)

Bren said...

His stuff is just the BEST! Anytime my mojo does a go-go I check out anything by Mark Montano and before I know it I am back in the groove!

Molly Shebeneck said...

This is so cool!!

Susan said...

I can't WAIT to see this book! I hope to win & make something that will impress my mother!

Heidi Bound said...

I would LOVE to have this book. Looks like it is packed with fun & creative ideas.

Garnet said...

Want! garnet.a.wing at gmail dot com

Alyssa said...

wow! Rad giveaway :D

Cindy B. said...

I would love to win this!

Colleen said...

This book looks way cool. Thanks for the giveaway!

Melissa said...

Ooooo, thanks for the chance!!!

Lizzie said...

Wow! What a wonderful book!

Anonymous said...

me me pick me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! theoneandonlyamyjo@hotmail.com

Neshie said...

Love this book!
Winningatfailing.blogspot.com

PBL said...

Oh my gosh! That would be a super duper prize!!!

Teresa said...

I would love to get my hands on that book.

Jen@thecraftingfiend said...

oh I want this book SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO badly!!! hope to win!

ruth harros said...

OMG this book looks like so much fun!!!

Turtle said...

very cool and fun! So would love to play with some of these ideas! :)u

Kelly said...

His work is amazing!!! I would love to have this book, thanks for a chance at the giveaway!!!

kelly@siblingstew.com

gsandoval said...

Oh great!

Barbara said...

I'm trying to sign up wherever possible to win this book! I really want one bad!

Hugs XX
Barbara

Jennifer said...

This looks like a fabulous book to add to any library! I LOVE Mark Montano, too. I hope I win, but good luck to everybody who enters!

fessiemae13 said...

I NEED an awesome book like this for all the crafts & stuff that need doing! Much love~*

carahkristel said...

WANT!

Deal Bunny said...

this is flippin awesome! WOW. thanks for the giveaway (dealbunny20@gmail.com)

lindarumsey said...

great book!

Glenys said...

Looks like there's plenty of crafting to do.

Sandryte said...

Is the give-away international? :)

sandra _ mitr at yahoo com

Irene said...

thanks to you I just found out Mark and his blog. I love crafts but don't feel very inspired lately, this could be the moment! =)

janfromseattle said...

Thanks so much for the opportunity to win the book. It looks fabulous and especially would look very stylish on my bookshelf! Crafting keeps my life sane and allows me to express what I need in order to be happy. I just love creating new things for my friends and family.

Thanks again,
Jan

amanda jo said...

I am new to crafting and would love to win this book!

jenniferarb said...

Love all the craft blogs and love all the craft books. I'd love to win this! -Jenn

Linda C. said...

Pick me, pick me, pick me! (hand waving in air)

Gram said...

loving this one !!! my hand is up..pick me..pick me...

Anonymous said...

If this book is as good as his first, we're in for a treat! Thanks for the great giveaway!

margie204@gmail.com

Sandi said...

Would so love this

Sue Frazier said...

thanks for the chance to win!!

Sister Brute said...

Awesome - Thanks for the news!

treasureboxesforpreschoolers said...

Thanks so much for the opportunity to win! I'd love to have have this book! :-)

Glenda said...

Oh my I'd love to win this book. The other one has so many fabulous ideas and it is so fun to just look through and drool over.
Thanks for the chance to win this new book.
Glenda M

Carol said...

I'd LOVE to have it. I loved the first book.

crldelater at yahoo dot com

bea said...

The book looks like the type of book I would really love; cool ,crazy and WACKY!! PICK ME!! I'd really love to use this! Pick me!

Anonymous said...

Woohoo! This book looks like an absolute treasure chest of ideas - thank you for the chance to win a copy :)

Marilize
(marilize.paulsen@gmail.com)

M.j. said...

Wow what a fantastic giveaway your having...thanks...ciao4now64@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I loved his other books and would love to win this one! Thank you for the chance!
lmandy33@yahoo.com

Stephanie Zito said...

OMG!! This book looks amazing!!!! Thanks for the chance to win a copy! stephanie_guse@sympatico.ca

hollman.sarah said...

I am a Big-Ass Crafter and must have this book!

TeriB said...

It would be great to win a copy of this book. I'm always looking for cool new things to try and things I can do with kids!! I also gave you a google 1+!

Deb Neerman said...

WoW, I would love to own this latest edition! I purchased Vol 1 when it was published and have been waiting for Vol 2 since! Thanks so much for the chance to win this fabulous craftin' Bible!!!!

Paula said...

Sounds wonderful! Please count me in, thanks!
ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

Crochet2StaySane said...

What an awesome book! I went out and looked that flower, and I am going to go home and try it! This would be an awesome book to have, with my husband being unemployed since January my craft supply buying is nil! But with more ideas to make things from things I already have at home....SUPER! Thank you for this opportunity!

debbie said...

oh your book looks wonderful. thanks for the chance to win.

melissa thomson said...

Wow! I would love to win this!

JensTreats.com said...

Wow I really want to win this book because I teach children's art and creativity classes with an emphasis on upcycling! Pick me!!
Here's my site: http://jenstreats.com

DeeAnn S said...

I'd love to have this new book! Thanks.
sweepster49 at comcast dot net

Michellem said...

How exciting - Thanks for the chance to win! I love to do crafts and would love another crafting book!!

Amy305 said...

Wow! I am inspired! Pick me! amy.sews@yahoo.com

Callie Callender said...

I have the first one and haven't run out of things to make yet... I'm sure the second would be even better! I'd love to add it to my collection! Thanks for the opportunity!

clarissa said...

super exciting giveaway!!! thanks!!

mamatkins said...

I would love to win. Thanks so much! mamatkins@hotmail.com

emarci said...

I love all things craft and would really love to have a copy of this book! Thanks for the chance to win :)

emarci at hot mail dot com

stampsparklepop.blogspot.com

Gil Crews said...

This is one bad-@$$ book. Oh the possibilities!

My Hyer Space said...

What a great book - love Mark -would love to win Thanks agent3547 at aol dot com

Val T. said...

Thank you for this giveaway! This book id something special and I'd be happy if win it.

saranna771 said...

This looks like a great book!

Unknown said...

Pick me! I want to win this great book!

Kimberly R. said...

I'd love a chance to enter!!
Thanks :)
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Angela Fitch said...

Yay! I loved the first book, can't wait to see this one! my email if you need it is: endure1231 (at) gmail dot com. Angela Fitch

Clairecomp said...

What a simply great prize I really want to win. Thanks

Unknown said...

I would be so happy to win this, and be inspired!

Emily Ricketts said...

I would love to win!

Emily
emilyannogle@yahoo.com

yebo said...

id love to win this big ass book in a big ass way!!!

Anonymous said...

What a great giveaway. Thanks for the chance.
Mary
Ladefly@aol dot com

Kathrynn said...

I love his first book and would love to win the second.

Karey said...

Wow, this looks like a fun book that has lots of awesome ideas!

thecrafterscafe said...

Is there a way to bribe the random number selector?!?!? I would love to win a copy of this book, it is right up my alley!
readerwoman at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Thank you for picking me.

Deece said...

What an awesome give-away! My daughter loved the first BABOC and I know she will love the new one.
Thank you for the chance to win!

Lisa said...

Oooh, this looks awesome!

Sanni said...

cool looking book-rain day activities.

Anonymous said...

me me me I don't own a craft book and i craft so much, thank you for the oppurtunity.

Julie H. said...

OK: the title is a little on the crude side for my taste, but I know the contents would totally feed a crafter's soul! :-) Thanks very much in advance for the giveaway! Blessings for the journey - Julie H.

Yafiti said...

pick me*pick me*pick me*pick me*pick me*pick me*, thanks

Katie said...

How great. I love to have things to curl up on the couch with and get inspired to craft!

myartfullychaoticlife said...

This book looks so great! Thanks so much for the generous give-away! :)

Emily C said...

Awesome giveaway, love a chance at this book.

crafter1953 said...

What a great giveaway, thank you. The first is great send me the second.

Julie said...

This book sounds like a big-ass book of fun!!! Thanks for the giveaway:)

jwitt33 at live dot com

sandy k said...

The title says it all! I would love a copy of this book!

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usagypsy said...

oh would love to have this book!

Amanda said...

Oh, I would love to have this book! I have the first one and it is fantastic!
stine.12@wright.edu

christis said...

Sounds like a fun book!

Christy said...

Ooohhh .... this would be a nice birthday present to me (Nov.10)! LOL. I would love to win this book. Thank you!
Christy
botm2@yahoo.com

Micki aka Michelle said...

Oooh me, me, me, me please! I want this book soooo bad! Loved #1.
micki6568@gmail.com

Siobhan said...

Wow, this is so exciting! I love love love Mark Montano and have all of his crafting books. Can't wait to get my hands on a copy!

babalisme said...

Oh Boy, another procrastinating source for me! Yay! Mark Montano is the best down to earth crafter I've ever known. His craft mostly don't require a visit to nearby craft store that would lead me to bankruptcy. That's what I love!

Nancy said...

Looks like a really great book for us crafty people. I really like those 'string painted' heels. Very cool. Thanks for the chance to win!

Crystal said...

I purchased the first book after taking it out from the library and not wanting to give it back :) Looking forward to checking out this volume too!!
Thanks!!

cyclona66 at aol dot com

caffeinelover247 said...

WOW! So much between to hard covers! I so hope I can win!!!!

Sincerly,
Debbie O in Idaho

Jane Jeffress Thomas said...

Gee whiz! If I win this I will have enough things to make to last the rest of my life.

Mujercita said...

This book sounds awesome- I need to go check it out!

ArH said...

pick me! pick me!

Crystal said...

How cool, I'd love to look through this!

Sweatpants Diva said...

How fun! My fingers are crossed!

Diana Schor said...

Never heard of him before, but I did check out the flower and I'm def going to do it. It's really fun. Thankx, Diana, dianamATbrandeisDOTedu

Sarah said...

I saw this in the store and wanted it so bad! Crossing my fingers :)

sblake1[at]student[dot]framingham[dot]edu

Marija said...

Loved the first book, and can't wait to check out the second! Thanks for the chance to win :)

marija.majerle at gmail dot com

sandyandcosmo said...

I love this book! If I won a copy, the library could finally have theirs back!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I would love this. I've been very interested in crafting lately...I used to do it more. This would be very helpful.

-Lauren
lauren51990 at aol dot com

crys said...

This book looks awesome!

Nicnacwac said...

Love it!! and would LOVE to win it!

Melanie said...

Looks cool I loved the first one

Anonymous said...

NICE! Gig

Nancy said...

WOW ! ! This looks fantastic ! ! !

Connielk said...

I love the name of this book. It looks great.

Bronwyn said...

Hope you ship overseas! Looks wonderful!

Kristi said...

Sounds like the perfect book for me, I like to try all kinds of neat stuff, at least once! lol Thanks.
kidshomelove at yahoo dot com

Ashley said...

Cool book! Thanks for the giveaway.

mrs.marcus2 at yahoo dot com

Mercedes said...

Crafts. Craaaaaaafts! This looks like a great book.


mercedesyardley@gmail.com

Athena said...

What a great book to have!
cereza25 at yahoo dot com

Sheree said...

I don't know how the first book could be topped, but I'd certainly like to win a copy and find out.

Angel said...

That's funny... I was JUST looking at this in the bookstore today! I would love to win it.

angelica.craig (at) yahoo.com

Cerena Leigh said...

This book is already on my christmas list! So amazing! crossing my fingers!!


Cerena-Leigh
Luckycldh(at)aol(dot)com

Domina said...

Great giveaway and just in time for Christmas!

officialdomina@gmail.com

I am also hosting a giveaway for Baby Tone DVDs. It is a great gift for a new mom who would love to workout with their baby while bonding. Would love it if you could stop by! http://getittogetherdomina.blogspot.com/2011/10/baby-tone-dvd-giveaway.html

Theresa said...

Oooooo too cool! Saw him on She's Crafty when his first book came out! Nice!

Karen said...

Super nice giveaway. Thanks for the chance to get a really interesting looking book.

uno uno said...

fat book ! i hope i can get a copie. the book is so amazing.
sois00@yahoo.de

Jen said...

Thinking these will make some AWESOME gifts, as a lot of the things in here are sooo great

Anonymous said...

Looks great! I would love to win! rebmeadows@att.net

hennies.pennies said...

I'm always looking for some great crafting ideas. Sure hope I'm the lucky one!!! Have a blessed day!

Anonymous said...

My daughter and son-in-law are both very creative artists. They make art and craft items out of the strangest stuff. his book looks right up their alley. I would love to win it for them. Thanks.

kdavis1@centurytel.net

Anonymous said...

Cool-- you're right, Sarah would love this! The cargo pants bag is a great idea.

Jeremy

Nan said...

This book looks like a tons of fun with everyday items, too cool! nanmcdonald@live.com

racergirl1313 said...

I'd love to win this, thanks!

racergirl1313 AT hotmail DOT com

Sophia said...

Me please! This looks like so much fun!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the opportunity! I would love to win this!
Thanks
Melisa
itlnprncss29(at)aol(dot)com

Michelle said...

Wow, what a great book to win! I've got 4 kids, so new craft ideas are always a good thing! :0) My email is michellesstitchwitchery at gmail dot com

jc said...

Would love to win this book so my daughter and I can spend quality time experimenting. Thanks for the giveaway.

yumihamano@gmail.com

Krissy B said...

How neat! I've just started to crochet (taught myself off youtube videos) so this would be an awesome book to add to my craft goodies...also the FIRST book to add!! InkedMomOf3@gmail.com

Elisa said...

I love big ass book's! Especially this big ass book! I live for crafts and I love making them for people other than myself! Yippppeeeee!

Sarah Klein said...

Hey Caissa! Looks like a very cool book!
-Sarah (of Sarah & Jeremy)

TaraMetBlog said...

I'd love to give this book to my crafty friend for xmas :)

Black Cat said...

I'm excited to look through this book! I am always looking for new projects to try.

Unknown said...

That looks really interesting. Would love to get my hands on a copy!
:-)

schwip said...

I am always looking for new crafts to do with my 6 young grandchildren. I would love this book!

Karlene A. said...

ahh this would come in handy !!

Alexa1202 said...

I would love to have this book, thanks for a chance at the giveaway!!!

alexa12_02[at]yahoo[dot]com

April said...

I loved the first book!

Thanks for the giveaway & all of the hard work that goes into your blog!

lirpaskoorb@gmail.com

kimk said...

this book looks amazing!

uncreativemommy said...

I would love this book so my daughter and I can do all sorts of great crafts together

natalie said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

natalie9103@hotmail.com

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