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Free Meaningful Art! Your Architectural Portraits Giveaway

11 April 2010

This Giveaway Is Closed!

Some of you may have seen the giveaway we did in January of a personalized architectural sketch from Your Architectural Portraits, the place to get custom sketches of your home, favorite place, place of worship, where you got married or vacation spot,  pretty much what ever architectural image you love.

 For those of you who didn't check it out here.  The winner, Rachel got this sketch of the cathedral she was married in, and I am telling you this place is stunning, we were so excited for her.  

 Please, if you like this at all go check out Your Architectural Portraits

We were thinking it was about time to giveaway another
free 8 x 10 Architectural Portrait to one lucky reader.

Here are some of the examples of quick sketches he has done.

The Daniels and Fisher Tower, Denver CO   --   Tarrant County Courthouse, Fort Worth, TX

Love Joy Plaza, Portland OR
Burnett Plaza, Fort Worth, TX       --       Church Tower, Taxco, Mexico,
The Alamo, San Antonio, TX        --      Streetscape, Taxco, Mexico
LDS Temple Spires, Washington DC
San Jose Mission Tower, San Antonio, TX

A few of you may have noticed Your Arcitectural Portraits (aka my husband's) art in these past posts pictures on our living room walls, sketches during vacation and some of our Halloween Decor.

I love them. And I am really excited about sharing with you.  Here is an example of our first home together. We have this up in our front room.   We have a lot of fond memories of this house, and having this sketch is a sweet way to remember where we have been.

A few more examples:

This hardly even scratches the surface of what he can do. 
Now it is your turn to win?
8 x 10 Architectural Portrait!!!! 

The giveaway will be 
open until Monday, April 19th at 11:59 PM 
central standard time.

Giveaway RULES:

Open to anyone in the world.

1. First you must be a Follower of this blog (via Google friend connect), located on my sidebar. This is required to enter in any way(ONE ENTRY)

*** I have had one complaint about asking to be a public follower for a giveaway.  If you contact me and are a  subscriber you may enter.  The google friend connect public follower is a good way to keep me motivated to do all the work required for the  blog, please don't take this personally that I am asking for this, I am willing to work with you if you contact me.

Ways to enter:
1. Go to Your Architectural Portraits and look around.  Copy the url (web address starts with http://).  Paste it into your comment, so I can see that you stopped by and looked around.  (ONE ENTRY)

Additional Ways to Enter:
2. "Stumble" a tutorial from my blog, or a remodeling post with a thumbs up and a review.  Simply find a tutorial (LINKS ABOVE) you like and click the stumble button at the bottom of that post.  You may have to create a stumble account if you do not have one.  The button,  looks like this:(3 ENTRIES for stumbling a post, not the giveaway! State which Tutorial or Remodel you stumbled in your comment, leave two extra comments that say stumble 2, stumble 3, does that make sense?) 

3. Grab my button for your sidebar or add my blog to your blog reading lists, and put a link to your blog in the comment stating what you did. (ONE ENTRY FOR EACH)

4. Tweet, or Link this giveaway(a shout out on your facebook page counts here too).  You can click the button at the bottom of the post to Link or "tweet this".  Leave a second comment stating that you tweeted or linked the post, and copy the url of the tweet or link into your comment. (ONE ENTRY FOR EACH)

5. Write a quick post with a link to the giveaway and an image from this post on your personal blog and leave a comment with the link to your blog's post.  (3 ENTRIES, put a link into the comment, and leave two extra comments)

You may enter/comment up to 12 times, if you follow all the steps, WOW! Once as just a follower, once for checking out Your Architectural Portraits, once for a re-tweet, once for a link, 3 times for a blog post,  once for posting my button, once for adding my link on your blog lists and 3 times for Stumbling. Phew! I think that about covers it.

If you comment more than the allotted amount and do not have the links, those comments will be disqualified. SORRY!! Open to anyone in the world!!

Finally, check back here by Wednesday, April 21st for the winner. If I have your return email address I will reply to you as well, if not, I will be relying on you to get back here!!! If I have not heard back from you within 2 days, I will redraw a winner.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me: remodelaholic at gmail dot com.

Thanks!  GOOD LUCK!


glg April 11, 2010 at 7:53 AM  

Oh I love this but I don't love being the first to comment. No. 1 never wins. I've been a follower, I have had you on blogroll and I have your button on my blog. I visited http://www.yourarchitecturalportraits.com/2009/12/about.html and will probably purchase something even if I don't win. I would love to have my house on some notecards to use. Thanks for the opportunity!

♥ Calamity Anne ♥ April 11, 2010 at 8:03 AM  

I love the detail in these drawings...Justin is an amazing artist!!!


Red Door Home April 11, 2010 at 8:39 AM  

Love this type of artwork. My parents had a picture made of the house I grew up in before they moved. I would love to have one drawn of my house now!


alissa April 11, 2010 at 9:11 AM  

Cassity - Your husband's drawings are beautiful! I'm a follower and checked out the website:


Elsina April 11, 2010 at 9:35 AM  

Awesome drawings and giveaway!


Elsina April 11, 2010 at 9:41 AM  

and I got your button on my sidebar linkpage here:

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here April 11, 2010 at 11:03 AM  

What a great giveaway. I would love an architectual drawing of the palazzo in Venice.


The No Money Mama April 11, 2010 at 11:18 AM  

I would really love to win this!

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) April 11, 2010 at 12:41 PM  

I'm a follower and you are on my daily blog reading list. The sketches are awesome, but I think my favourites are the home sweet home series. A great way to remember a special home.


Gabi April 11, 2010 at 1:41 PM  

I checked it out!

Krystal April 11, 2010 at 4:23 PM  

I'm a new follower and visited the site
I love the one the says the family name on it. What a great way to remember your first home together. Love it! Love your blog too!

other-option April 11, 2010 at 5:26 PM  

I just found your blog and read a few pages and had to instantly become a follower.
- Danielle
other-option AT hotmail DOT com

other-option April 11, 2010 at 5:30 PM  

I took a peek at yourarchitecturalportraits.com and love it all. I like the graphite ones without writing on them.
- Danielle
other-option AT hotmail DOT com

Also, under giveaway rules it says "Open to anyone in the world.", but below where you arel isting all of the 12 possible ways to enter it says "Open to anyone in the continental US!" Which is it, please? Thanks!

Sabrina April 11, 2010 at 5:45 PM  

I love sketches and have a few of the French Quarter on our walls already. Thanks for the chance to win!

Jenny April 11, 2010 at 8:00 PM  

I Just found your blog. Now I am a fallow & have your button on my side bar. Just finished exploring Justin's work, which by the way is amazing.


The Overstreets April 11, 2010 at 9:21 PM  


My husband is a builder so I would love to have a drawing of our first house together.. think I might forget what it looks like by the time we are done moving!

Shooting Stars Mag April 11, 2010 at 9:37 PM  

i love this idea. it's great. I follow your blog.

lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Melissa April 11, 2010 at 11:14 PM  

So glad I found your site and the giveaway is awesome! I love the idea of having a drawing of the homes my husband and I have lived in. So fun.


Marsha April 12, 2010 at 7:13 AM  


You know I am a blog follower.

Erin @ The Impatient Gardener April 12, 2010 at 7:21 AM  

Wow, what a cool idea. I thought this one was cute!


Erin @ The Impatient Gardener April 12, 2010 at 7:29 AM  

STumbled this great post:


Erin @ The Impatient Gardener April 12, 2010 at 7:31 AM  

Also stumbled this amazing kitchen!


Dawn April 12, 2010 at 8:49 AM  

Oh man, I want to win this one so bad, I could cry... love, love, love the idea! Oh, and I'm a follower, of course!

Dawn April 12, 2010 at 8:51 AM  

Here's my link to show I was drooling at the website, LOL http://www.yourarchitecturalportraits.com/2009/12/portfolio.html

Dawn April 12, 2010 at 8:52 AM  

I follow you every day via Google reader, and you are on my Blogger list for blogs I follow.

Sally April 12, 2010 at 8:56 AM  

I am a follower! What a great giveaway!
I went to the website and loved the possibilities for Christmas gifts.


Count me in for two entries!

Mrs. Adventure April 12, 2010 at 9:26 AM  

I'm a follower and I'm super excited about this give away!


Mrs. Adventure April 12, 2010 at 9:30 AM  

I added your link & photo to a blog post! (Entry 1)


Sarah April 12, 2010 at 9:45 AM  



roxanne April 12, 2010 at 10:18 AM  

Wow, I really love this! I would love to have a print of our house, since it is our first one, but being military I know it certainly won't be our last. :)

Landon and Kylie April 12, 2010 at 3:40 PM  

Wow, these are amazing! I am a follower of your blog and check it almost daily. :)
I am now sitting here trying to decide what I need to have drawn, one of these would really help dress up our apartment!!

Cathie April 12, 2010 at 3:44 PM  

I put your button on my as yet unread blog.

Anonymous,  April 12, 2010 at 10:34 PM  


these are really cool!

Kerry April 13, 2010 at 1:16 AM  

Love the prints! Think they are great!!!

Jessica April 13, 2010 at 11:15 AM  


These are absolutely great! My parents just recently bought a new house (all of us (kids) have moved out and it's time for them to downsize). They lived in their home for YEARS! My step-mom was telling me how sad she will be having Christmas at a new place because of all the great memories we have in our old home. I know that this move will be hard for her, but a drawing of our home would be a great way to capture all of our wonderful memories.

a little bit of everything April 13, 2010 at 4:08 PM  


Would love to have a portrait of our home. Beautiful work!

Nancy @ Live love laugh April 13, 2010 at 5:30 PM  

I have always love pencil and ink architectural drawing. I even try to do it, but it really takes talent! Please enter me in this beautiful giveaway!

Carol April 13, 2010 at 7:10 PM  

I love your portraits, you do very good work.
I follow you publicly through Google Reader.

Carol April 13, 2010 at 7:11 PM  

I would love to see what my home would look like in pencil.
I love this house~

The Lavender Daisy April 13, 2010 at 7:44 PM  

The ink portfolio is beautiful! http://www.yourarchitecturalportraits.com/2010/01/ink-portfolio.html

The Lavender Daisy April 13, 2010 at 7:56 PM  

I stumbled your carriage door tutorial!

the thrifty ba April 14, 2010 at 2:15 PM  


Cami April 14, 2010 at 6:11 PM  



tomandsarah April 14, 2010 at 8:33 PM  

http://www.yourarchitecturalportraits.com/ Yeah #65 you can do it :) Sorry we missed you guys on this last trip! Sarah

taylor April 15, 2010 at 1:43 AM  

These drawings are so amazing! such great talent it takes to draw these!



Denise April 15, 2010 at 9:04 AM  

Great stuff.


Anonymous,  April 15, 2010 at 4:44 PM  

ha! I just signed up to follow you and didn't know about the giveaway yet! These drawings are absolutely beautiful. I would LOVE to win this so I could have a sketch made for my dad of the house that he built by hand himself almost 40 years ago. It would be a great gift!


Jordan April 15, 2010 at 4:45 PM  

I am a follower. I love this - I am an architect, what a great business idea. Thanks!


Heather April 15, 2010 at 10:40 PM  


I am a follower as well.

Thanks for a great giveaway!!

Amie April 17, 2010 at 10:21 PM  

Wow these are amazing! I would love to have some original art for my home.


LM April 18, 2010 at 12:14 PM  

I just found your blog this morning, I am excited to see more of what you have done! http://www.yourarchitecturalportraits.com/

Looking Glass Jewels April 18, 2010 at 2:31 PM  

1) I am a follower and happy to be! I love your blog and am so inspired by your creativity!

Looking Glass Jewels April 18, 2010 at 2:31 PM  

2) http://www.yourarchitecturalportraits.com/2010/01/ink-portfolio.html


Looking Glass Jewels April 18, 2010 at 2:33 PM  

3) I stumbled your No Place Like Home tutorial:

I love this and plan on making one for my last name!

Looking Glass Jewels April 18, 2010 at 2:52 PM  

6) Added your button to my blog
7) Added your blog to my reading list

and I posted about you! :)

Check it out here:

Looking Glass Jewels April 18, 2010 at 3:02 PM  

9) Posted about your giveaway, including a pic!

Craftify It! April 19, 2010 at 10:40 AM  

Love all the work, but this one caught my eye!

I'm a follower! I would love to win!
craftifyit@gmail dot com

Durkovich Design April 19, 2010 at 1:56 PM  


These sketches are the bomb! I would love to have something like this in my home!

Lauren April 19, 2010 at 7:44 PM  


I adore the church one--it reminds me of the a local church here in Lexington.


The How-To Gal April 19, 2010 at 7:51 PM  

What talent! I stopped and looked around http://www.yourarchitecturalportraits.com/2009/12/portfolio.html

And I'm a follower :)

Anonymous,  April 19, 2010 at 9:27 PM  

I am a follower of your blog and really enjoy it. I checked out the website http://www.yourarchitecturalportraits.com/ and browsed around for a while. What beautiful drawings and such a special thing to have done!!! I love how each one is customized for the client. What a wonderful keepsake to be able to win!

Janet and Maya April 19, 2010 at 9:53 PM  

Had fun looking around the site. Like the ones of ordinary houses..special to someone!


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Janet and Maya April 19, 2010 at 9:55 PM  

tweet! http://twitter.com/JanetandMaya/status/12492890561

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Janet and Maya April 19, 2010 at 9:58 PM  

I stumbled your book bag literally tutorial, I'm janetmom2maya
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Janet and Maya April 19, 2010 at 9:59 PM  

I stumbled your book bag literally tutorial, I'm janetmom2maya
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Janet and Maya April 19, 2010 at 9:59 PM  

I stumbled your book bag literally tutorial, I'm janetmom2maya
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Janet and Maya April 19, 2010 at 10:02 PM  

I put your button on my blog www.givewaysonblogs.blogspot.com

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Janet and Maya April 19, 2010 at 10:04 PM  

You are on my blogroll
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