Ink and Button Fascinator GIVEAWAY!

Today is a very special day, not only is this a GIVEAWAY post but it is also my

In the past 3 months I’ve met so many great friends through this blog, and on this anniversary day, I’d like to introduce you to one of my new friends, Lisa (of Ink & Button) and the beautiful items that she creates!  Lisa and I actually have quite a few things in common… we got married around the same time, our creative interests were sparked after wedding planning, and we both own the Canon 50D!  Her husband actually owns his own photography business, Derren Raser Photography, and all of the fascinator product photos in this post were taken by him! Lisa is an absolute sweetheart and custom made a beautiful fascinator to give to one of my lucky readers~!  But before I show it to you, let’s get to know Lisa just a little bit better…

{Meet the Artist}

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Tell us a little bit about yourself and how you began making such pretty accessories?

I am a San Diego native and my husband and I just made a big move after our wedding last May to the Midwest.  We are living in Illinois for a few years while I complete my PhD program in Speech Communication.  My husband is a talented singer songwriter and photographer.  Our wedding completely re-inspired my crafty side!  After many months of DIY wedding planning, I wanted an outlet to keep creating.  Last November, I began making hair accessories out of felt and vintage buttons and Ink & Button was born!  The success of the shop and the friends I have made through it have been such a blessing!

What inspires you?

Oh, so many things! πŸ™‚  Jane Austen, vintage millinery trims, lace, and buttons, pretty blogs (Sandy a la Mode being one of them!), beautiful photographs, Anthropologie, my creative friends, cupcakes, and antique shops!

What is your favorite vacation spot and why?

I have always loved Northern California and my husband and I honeymooned there last May.  We leisurely drove our car up the coast – exploring quaint towns and our favorite city, San Francisco.  Our favorite place that we stayed was the Mar Vista Cottages in Anchor Bay.  (I saw a picture of them on the front of Coastal Living Magazine years ago and ever since then, I wanted to visit!)  We stayed in a cute yellow cabin with its own kitchen and rugged ocean view.  Fresh eggs in colors of brown, blue, and green were left on our doorstep by the sweet, sweet owners.  They even invited us to pick flowers and vegetables from their beautiful gardens.  We walked to the beach to collect shells, followed goats around the yard and took naps and many photos.  It was perfect! πŸ™‚

Have any advice for anyone who is thinking about starting up a shop?

My advice would be to just give it a try and see what happens!  Etsy has created such an easy platform to get you started and it can’t hurt to just give it a go.  Tell your friends and start connecting with other crafters and bloggers through Etsy, Facebook, Twitter, etc.   In addition to the delightful blessing of my shop, I have made some dear fellow crafty friends who I love but have never met in person! πŸ™‚

Ink & Button fascinator in an Engagement Shoot!
Photos taken by Jessica Claire and featured on the The Wedding Chicks

{Giveaway Details}

And finally, Lisa custom made a beautiful fascinator for ONE LUCKY WINNER: a romantic bloom of strawberry cream petals with flirtatious black and white spotted feathers and two luxurious pearl buttons in the center! Ideal for use in hair, but also versatile enough to clip stylishly onto any sweater, scarf, or handbag. And, like all Ink & Button accessories, this flower has been hand-cut, hand-stitched, and lovingly assembled.  I think that this is just the perfect little accessory that every girl needs to dress up her hair or her outfit!  I totally wish I could enter this giveaway, whoever wins this is so lucky!

{To Enter}

1. Visit Ink & Button and leave a comment on this post with your favorite item (either for sale or already sold).

2. (For additional entries) Blog, Twitter, or Facebook about this giveaway and leave a separate comment with each link. If you Twitter, please use @sandyalamode and @inkandbutton in your tweet and feel free to use this short link

Giveaway ends on Sunday, April 18, 2010 at 5:00PM CST. The winner will be chosen by and announced on Monday, April 19, 2010.

Good luck!

Entries for this giveaway have been closed.


  1. April 12, 2010 / 7:47 am

    LOVE this giveaway and love that fascinator!! I went to her shop and I love the sasha one with the pecock feathers the best. Lovely stuff!! Happy 3 month blog anniversary too πŸ™‚

  2. April 12, 2010 / 8:15 am

    Fabulous giveaway! πŸ™‚ These are absolutely beautiful. I went to her shop and really like a custom order she had for LePetitPapetier. Happy 3 month blogaversary! πŸ™‚

  3. April 12, 2010 / 8:55 am

    I actually love the one your giving away the best! Chic and sweet and perfect for a night out on the town. happy blog anniversary Ive been such a slacker blogging though not behind the scenes ; ) Hopefully Ill have time to blog again soon.

  4. Nancy
    April 12, 2010 / 9:08 am

    Too many to choose from…but love the sky blue custom made head band….lovely, lovely, lovely!

  5. April 12, 2010 / 9:33 am

    Aww, these are just too sweet for words! I think my favourite would have to be The Sweet Anemone Fascinator (Tea Rose Pink), it’s just too lovely like its name:)


  6. April 12, 2010 / 9:57 am

    These are all so gorgeous!! I loved all the options in the store, but I think Shirley is my favorite, love the color combo and it is such a happy yellow!
    Happy blogversary by the way!

  7. April 12, 2010 / 10:11 am

    I absolutely adore the new Shirley fascinator Lisa made this weekend! It’s divine!

  8. April 12, 2010 / 10:20 am

    Happy blogversary! I love the one you are giving away… I am just a sucker for pearls and pink πŸ™‚

  9. April 12, 2010 / 10:44 am

    Amazing giveaway! I LOVE Lisa’s work!! In the shop I love the The Mabel Fascinator (Lagoon Blue), which was already sold.

  10. April 12, 2010 / 11:36 am

    absolutely gorgeous!! i love the sasha fascinator in hisbiscus pink! they are all beautiful. i do love love the custom giveaway one too!!

  11. April 12, 2010 / 11:57 am

    what a darling shop!!

    i love The Sweet Anemone Fascinator (Tea Rose Pink)

    thanks for hosting sandy!!!

  12. April 12, 2010 / 12:14 pm

    oh my! her items are beautiful and it’s hard to pick just one πŸ˜‰ I guess ‘The Sasha Fascinator’ is one of the best. crossing my fingers!

  13. Deirdre
    April 12, 2010 / 12:58 pm

    The custom order headband (done for LePetitPapetier) is simply stunning.

  14. Kim
    April 12, 2010 / 1:22 pm

    i love the yellow shirley fascinator!!! so lovely!

  15. April 12, 2010 / 1:28 pm

    Oh fun I love giveaways!! You seem to be doing great for only 3 months!!


  16. April 12, 2010 / 1:34 pm

    You have such cute features! My favorite is the custom order for LePetitPapetier (the pink one)

  17. April 12, 2010 / 1:36 pm

    Just twittered with @shangchenphoto =)

  18. April 12, 2010 / 2:18 pm

    Such a great giveaway!! Love her flowers – just so pretty!
    (oh and don’t forget to enter my giveaway too πŸ™‚

    Congrats on your 3 month blog-versary!!

    Love the blue merryweather headband…adorable!!

  19. April 12, 2010 / 3:12 pm

    oh, so many pretty things. I like Le Petit Pepatier. Hope I spelled it right. Sooo cute. I want my little girl to wear it.

  20. April 12, 2010 / 3:16 pm

    I love the pink anemone fascinator. But they are all so pretty!

  21. April 12, 2010 / 4:30 pm

    I adore the sweet anemone. Such a gorgeous color combo…and what??? You’ve only been at this for 3 months? You’re a pro lady!

  22. April 12, 2010 / 4:39 pm

    I love the sasha fascinator…so cute! love the colors!

  23. April 12, 2010 / 4:40 pm

    Happy 3 months blogaversary!! These are so pretty!!

  24. April 12, 2010 / 5:29 pm

    Wow, gorgeous stuff (and a great interview). I think my favorite is the Shriley Fascinator – lovely!

    PS – BIG congrats on the blogging anniversary, Sandy!!

  25. April 12, 2010 / 5:37 pm

    Happy blogiversary! They are all beautiful–love the colors and details! But if I had to pick, I am drawn to the Merryweather.

  26. April 12, 2010 / 5:44 pm

    wowee~ this is such an awesome giveaway! i love all of her work but my favorite is the merryweather headband!

  27. April 12, 2010 / 6:21 pm

    Thanks for your comment on my blue post. Blue is awesome! πŸ™‚

    What a great giveaway. Very cute. My favorite piece is The Abigail Fascinator (Strawberry Cream). So sweet. I just love pink.

  28. April 12, 2010 / 6:35 pm

    I’m in love with the yellow one that’s in the engagement shoot picture. Sunshine yellow is my wedding color, so that would work so well πŸ™‚

  29. April 12, 2010 / 6:44 pm

    I love the The Sasha Fascinator (Hibiscus Pink). Red is one of my favorite colors!

  30. April 12, 2010 / 9:56 pm

    SANDY this giveaway is incredible!!!
    i love love love love the custom order for LePetitPapetier!! the pale pink is so girly and adorable i love it!
    crossing my fingers!!

  31. April 12, 2010 / 9:56 pm

    I absolutely love The Sweet Anemone Fascinator (Tea Rose Pink) Gorgeous.

  32. April 12, 2010 / 10:25 pm

    Your blog is so pretty! I’m glad I’m here ;D And right when there’s a giveaway too!

    I like the merryweather band in sea blue. so cute!

  33. April 12, 2010 / 10:53 pm

    congrats on 3 month blogniversary! love your blog and you are an amazing photographer.

    i love the Sweet Anemone Fascinator!

  34. April 12, 2010 / 11:05 pm

    congrats on the 3 months! i have been so excited for you watching your little place grow! πŸ™‚

    such a sweet giveaway!
    i am totally digging the sasha fascinator! woohoo!

  35. April 13, 2010 / 1:35 am

    oh my goodness! Such gorgeous pieces. Thanks for introducing me to her stuff, I love it! I am in love with The Sweet Anemone Fascinator.

  36. April 13, 2010 / 1:37 am

    just added it to my sidebar! πŸ™‚

  37. April 13, 2010 / 1:50 am

    I love the custom order for LePetitPapetier πŸ™‚ It’s gorgeous!

  38. Sheena
    April 13, 2010 / 10:37 am

    Love the Bonnie and the Shirley!! All of her pieces are sooo pretty. The one for this giveaway is gorgeous too. I love the pearls!

    Happy 3 months Sandy!!!

  39. April 13, 2010 / 10:48 am

    I’ve always loved every piece from Ink and Button! One of my faves right now is the The Felicity Fascinator in Ballet Slippers Pink.

    Happy 3 months to you, Sandy!

  40. Roxanna
    April 13, 2010 / 12:08 pm

    Happy 3 months! I really like the Sweet Anemone!

    Also, not sure if you watch Lost, but the Mar Vista Cottages looks like the Dharma compound! Just an observation…

  41. April 13, 2010 / 12:25 pm

    Oooh! LOVE all of them! Don’t think I can choose just one. … but if I have to: ok, the Olivia! Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  42. April 13, 2010 / 12:46 pm

    My favorite is actually just the custom one for the giveaway!
    But ranking second The Marybelle Fascinator (Ivory Cream) (sold out)
    But there’s so many others I like!
    Great giveaway! Thanks!

  43. Sonja
    April 13, 2010 / 2:03 pm

    These are too stinkin cute! I was drawn to the Estelle fascinator (bc I have the perfect shoes to match)!

    Beautiful work! Exciting giveaway, Sandy! πŸ™‚

  44. April 13, 2010 / 3:14 pm

    The Carmen fascinator is soooo lovely! What a beautiful hairpiece!!

  45. April 13, 2010 / 4:07 pm

    love love the sweet anemone, what an incredibly sweet shop
    love it
    thank you so much!
    ps: You won my giveaway!! the headband one πŸ™‚ Ill email you now xo

  46. April 13, 2010 / 6:50 pm

    My hands down favorite is The Sweet Anemone Fascinator (Tea Rose Pink). I absolutely love it!!

  47. Celestia
    April 13, 2010 / 7:05 pm

    My favorite is The Betty Fascinator (Sunshine Yellow).

  48. Sarah
    April 13, 2010 / 7:08 pm

    Love the Merryweather headband!

  49. Sophia
    April 13, 2010 / 7:15 pm

    I like the The Estelle Fascinator (Raspberry Pink)

    sophia.komninou at

  50. JenniferB
    April 13, 2010 / 7:15 pm

    I really like the one up for giveaway because I like light pink but I also like the sweet anemone fascinator

  51. Annie
    April 13, 2010 / 7:23 pm

    This is gorgeous! The Sasha is also very stricking πŸ™‚


  52. Janet
    April 13, 2010 / 7:27 pm

    Love the pale pink sweet anemone!

  53. April 13, 2010 / 11:12 pm

    My favorite is The Sasha Fascinator (Hibiscus Pink) – the peacock feathers won me over!
    annemolino at hotmail dot com

  54. April 13, 2010 / 11:33 pm

    these are oh so lovely. seriously, these images have my head spinning with creativity! my favorite is the “Eleanor”….so GORGEOUS!

  55. April 13, 2010 / 11:37 pm

    Happy 3 month anniversary! The Merryweather headband is my favorite — this giveaway is just fantastic.

  56. Shannon
    April 13, 2010 / 11:46 pm

    I really like the Elizabeth Headband in Pacific Blue. Too cute!

  57. angelina
    April 14, 2010 / 2:00 am

    i would love anything with the black and white polkadots!

  58. Christine
    April 14, 2010 / 2:47 am

    Hi Sandy!

    Omg I am absolutely in love with your blog! Tons of prettiness. I melt in my chair just looking at all the photos!
    Of course I’m following now! πŸ™‚

    Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway! Lisa is so beautiful and talented.

    Here is my entry:
    Christine (
    My fav item from the shop is the bonnie! i love the colors and striped button.

    I really hope I win! ><

    β™₯Tie Me a Bow

  59. Christine
    April 14, 2010 / 2:52 am

    Because I really want to win, here is my 2nd entry:
    I have left a link to this giveaway on my blog here.

  60. April 14, 2010 / 5:59 am

    okay first of all….THANK YOU for your incredibly sweet message. I really hope we can meet up someday soon!

    Second, this giveaway is SO cool. her work is beautiful. I love the merryweather headband.

    Third, happy anniversary!! πŸ˜€

  61. April 14, 2010 / 6:17 am

    Oh what a fantastic shop! She’s so utterly creative, these items are so beautiful xoxo

  62. April 14, 2010 / 8:52 am

    My favorite item is the The Zoe Pin (Pebble Gray) I love the embroidery detail on the pink leaves. I also love pink paired with gray always such a pretty color combination.

  63. April 14, 2010 / 9:27 am


    The Sweet Anemone Fascinator (Tea Rose Pink) is my favorite!

  64. April 14, 2010 / 9:29 am

    I love the Sasha Fascinator! The peacock feathers give it an edgy, colorful touch! I would clip it onto the strap of a tank top to give it some interest!

  65. April 14, 2010 / 9:33 am

    Annnnnnd I facebooked it.

    Lindsey Campbell Check this cute “fascinator” giveaway!
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  66. Erin
    April 14, 2010 / 10:19 am

    The Cumbria headband…although they are ALL spectacular!!

  67. Megan
    April 14, 2010 / 10:34 am

    LOVE it! So pretty! I also like the Sweet Anemone Fascinator in Tea Rose Pink! Thank you so much for the giveaway!! Happy day to you!

  68. angie
    April 14, 2010 / 11:45 am

    I absolutely adore the Merriweather Headband. All of her flowers look so perfectly done!!!

    Many thanks!
    rennieangie at gmail dot com

  69. Kimberly
    April 14, 2010 / 12:31 pm

    I love the Merryweather Headband, I always have wispies and headbands help but it’s so hard to find cute ones, thanks!!!

  70. Joni Taylor
    April 14, 2010 / 12:46 pm

    I love the Sweetest Anemone Fascitor Pink Tea Rose
    jonilynntaylor at gmail dot com

  71. Julia
    April 14, 2010 / 1:30 pm

    Everything is so beautiful its hard to choose, but I do really like the Sweet Anemone Fascinator (Tea Rose Pink) with its semi-realistic look. Thanks!

  72. Marla
    April 14, 2010 / 1:53 pm

    I love the “Shirley” in sunshine yellow! Thanks for the chance to win! I love your flowers!
    mhode79 (at) gmail (dot) com

  73. kari
    April 14, 2010 / 1:54 pm

    I like the The Merryweather Headband (Sea Blue).

  74. angela
    April 14, 2010 / 2:17 pm

    love this one!
    The Sweet Anemone Fascinator

  75. Ning
    April 14, 2010 / 2:30 pm

    LOVE the The Shirley Fascinator (Sunshine Yellow)!

  76. Liza
    April 14, 2010 / 2:38 pm

    I like the Bonnie Fascinator–would “punch up” a tan trenchcoat beautifully.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  77. emily irwin
    April 14, 2010 / 3:46 pm

    sweet anenome!

  78. Chelsea
    April 14, 2010 / 5:10 pm

    Oh, man. The Estelle, definitely. So pretty!

  79. emc436
    April 14, 2010 / 5:20 pm

    I love the The Olivia Fascinator in Garnet!

    em9499 at gmail dot com

  80. emc436
    April 14, 2010 / 5:43 pm

    I also really like the The Carmen Fascinator in Red!

    em9499 at gmail dot com

  81. Emily Veale
    April 14, 2010 / 6:21 pm

    I love the The Sasha Fascinator. I love the color combinations with the red petals with green center.

  82. April 14, 2010 / 7:28 pm

    Happy Blogiversary!

    My favorite item is the The Sweet Anemone Fascinator (Tea Rose Pink)

  83. bethany
    April 14, 2010 / 7:48 pm

    betty fascinator!

    these are just precious, by the way.

  84. Van Tran
    April 14, 2010 / 7:54 pm

    My favorite item is the Bonnie Fascinator.


  85. EmilyB
    April 14, 2010 / 7:57 pm

    I love the Sasha Fascinator flower!

  86. Marie McGrath
    April 14, 2010 / 8:03 pm

    I looove all of the flowers she makes! she is so talented! My favorite is the Betty Fascinator (Sunshine Yellow)!! so cute!

    lagringa_009 [at] hotmail [dot] com

  87. Emily
    April 14, 2010 / 8:22 pm

    I love the The Olivia Fascinator in Garnet. These are are so adorable! Great giveaway.

  88. Katrina Kalhil
    April 14, 2010 / 8:26 pm

    I love the Merriweather Headband! You are so very creative. These things are simple yet beautiful. Keep up the great work! I hope I win πŸ™‚

  89. April 14, 2010 / 9:17 pm

    I have so many favorites, it’s hard to pick one! One of my favorites is the Felicity in ballet pink. So sweet! Lisa is so talented:)

  90. April 14, 2010 / 9:18 pm I am totally in love with the Ella Fascinator. So cute! Thanks for the opportunity to participate in such a fun giveaway!

  91. April 14, 2010 / 9:52 pm

    The Sweet Anemone Fascinator, it’s a winner, hands down. :o)

  92. April 15, 2010 / 2:31 am

    i have been in love with the amelia pin (marigold) ever since it made its appearance in the blog world!

    such a lovely giveaway sandy! thank you!

  93. michelle
    April 15, 2010 / 11:14 am

    The Abigail – (Lemon Chiffon) hairpiece is amazing. I love the yellow and black colors and the buttons are adorable

  94. April 15, 2010 / 12:26 pm

    The Sasha Fascinator is my fav. Love the peacock embelishments.

  95. Vanessa
    April 15, 2010 / 6:30 pm

    The Sasha Fascinator (Hibiscus Pink) would be a DREAM! Its so bright and I love the peacock feather.

  96. April 15, 2010 / 8:21 pm

    I like the MerryWeather Headband.

  97. April 15, 2010 / 9:27 pm

    I like the ella headband. πŸ™‚

  98. katie
    April 16, 2010 / 12:29 am

    the The Sasha Fascinator is adorable! perfect for a night out with the girls πŸ™‚

  99. Yen
    April 16, 2010 / 11:50 am

    I like The Merryweather Headband.

  100. April 16, 2010 / 2:29 pm

    That sasha fascinator is hot – love it!

  101. April 16, 2010 / 6:04 pm

    My fave is the Sweet Anemone Fascinator.
    Thanks also for visiting my blog! I look forward to following you from now on!

  102. Heidi
    April 16, 2010 / 8:08 pm

    Love the Ella Fascinator! Ella is also my puppy’s name, so it fits perfectly. πŸ™‚

  103. bekah
    April 17, 2010 / 7:25 am

    The merryweather headband is my fav

  104. Ashly T
    April 17, 2010 / 1:28 pm

    The Bonnie Fascinator is definitely the cutest!

  105. April 18, 2010 / 12:33 am

    The Sasha Fascinator (Hibiscus Pink)

    I love the peacock extra POP to it!

  106. April 18, 2010 / 6:08 am

    I absolutely love the Bonnie fascinator – soo adorable!

  107. Grace Wong
    April 18, 2010 / 12:26 pm

    I love the The Sweet Anemone Fascinator (Tea Rose Pink)!

  108. Joanna
    April 18, 2010 / 1:57 pm

    The Merriweather headband! So cute!

  109. Amy
    April 18, 2010 / 2:49 pm

    The The Sweet Anemone Fascinator is beautiful!!

  110. April 18, 2010 / 4:14 pm

    They are all so adorable! My favorite is the Bonnie Fascinator. Tres chic!