Book Giveaway: Backcountry Betty Crafting with Style

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Leave a comment and you could be one of the first to own a copy of Jennifer Woricks brand-new craft title, Backcountry Betty Crafting with Style: 50 Nature-Inspired Projects. This is the second book in Jens fab Backcountry Betty series!

Leave a comment and you could be one of the first to own a copy of Jennifer Worick's brand-new craft title, Backcountry Betty Crafting with Style: 50 Nature-Inspired Projects. This is the second book in Jen's fab Backcountry Betty series!

Photo: Courtesy of Mountaineer Books

Jennifer Worick's new hip and snappy craft title features 50 craft projects that are designed to bring the great outdoors in. Last week's giveaway was for the first book in this terrific series, Backcountry Betty Roughing It in Style, and this week we celebrate the publication of Jen's next book, Backcountry Betty Crafting with Style: 50 Nature-Inspired Projects, with another giveaway.

No matter what your natural habitat—the deep woods, urban jungle, or seashore—Jen's crafty genius will inspire you to discover the natural wonders right in your own backyard. All of the projects are organized in easy-to-follow steps, feature items found in nature, and follow the "leave no trace" ethic, while showing off Jen's natural style. This is the perfect book to bring along with you this summer to help you make the most out of your vacation's natural wonders.

Just leave a comment below by midnight Monday, May 4th, and you could win! The lucky winner will be announced here on CraftStylish on Tuesday, May 5th.


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Comments (126)

BenaWSea writes: ohh Might be one of the last ones for the Pacific Time zone! maybe it will bring me luck. It would be perfect to get ready for the summer of hiking and camping and etc in the Pacific NW!
Posted: 2:41 am on May 5th
javadiva writes: My kids are always being in little "treasures" from outside. It would be neat to get some ideas with what to do with them!
Posted: 1:39 pm on May 4th
deealexis23 writes: This book looks like it would have a lot of fun projects- and it's worth a shot to win since I never seem to win any contests!
Posted: 1:36 pm on May 4th
annlivingston writes: I would love to win this interesting looking book!
Posted: 1:22 pm on May 4th
NathalieOuchi writes: Love these Giveaways... hehe... It's just sad that I never win anything because I'm from Brazil.
And books like this junt can't be found in here...
If I won, I love that I pay the Fedex!!!! hehehe
(Sorry about the poor English!)
Posted: 12:51 pm on May 4th
suzusul writes: If you will consider posting to little old england, please count me in for the drawer, this sounds like a fascinating and inspiring tome!
Posted: 11:56 am on May 4th
kajunwoman writes: This book sounds so inspiring. I am always looking for inspiration because I remake and reuse with everything. My husband and children say I am a pack rat. But eventually I use everything. I love nature things mostly. I would be honored to win this book!!! My inspiration!!!! My creative mind is slowing down lol.
Posted: 10:31 am on May 4th
Terry43 writes: I am a leader of a Girl Scout Troop. I am always looking for new ideas for crafts with nature. This book will be a great tool to have for camp outs and day hikes.
Posted: 9:54 am on May 4th
ZoiHoku writes: Recently I just discovered the art of crafting out of recycled items. Not only is it a way to reuse, but it saves money too. I love the idea of making things from nature. This book would be totallty fabulous for me to give me that kick start a beginner needs.
Posted: 9:31 am on May 4th
MissPrint writes: Awesome! I would love to win!
Posted: 9:31 am on May 4th
SpicyHotChick writes: This book should be really cool. We do alot of out door crafts can not wait to see it.
Posted: 9:21 am on May 4th
pockettcraft writes: I would just love to have this book!
Posted: 9:17 am on May 4th
backwoodsboogie writes: Backcountry Betty sounds like the perfect book for Backwoodsboogie!
Posted: 8:58 am on May 4th
Posh757 writes:
OOOOOOOOOHHHHHH !!! Craftilicious !!! Would love the book !
Posted: 5:49 am on May 4th
jryan778 writes: I wish I could have know to post for the first book, but this would be a great book to have too. Thanks!
Posted: 2:33 am on May 4th
mary_anna writes: Oh how fun! I love the cover and can't wait to dive inside!
Posted: 12:17 am on May 4th
My_Whimsy writes: What a nice giveaway!

Posted: 10:35 pm on May 3rd
coffee_snob writes: This sounds like a great book for me - I am an avid collector of pinecones, seashells, rocks and grasses and always looking for new ideas of how to use them.
Posted: 10:01 pm on May 3rd
JennlovesSteve writes: this looks so cute :)
Posted: 8:50 pm on May 3rd
marine_bio writes: Sounds like a great book.
Posted: 8:36 pm on May 3rd
HappyCatStudio writes: What a great book idea! I would love to win this book!
Posted: 7:30 pm on May 3rd
cinderellenk writes: Craft + Outdoors - what's not to like?
Posted: 3:51 pm on May 3rd
amateurknitter writes: Crossing my fingers!! Thanks!!!!
Posted: 3:17 pm on May 3rd
KittyChris writes: Beach glass, pine cones, all sorts of finds. Sounds Like I've been saving things just waiting for this book to come out.
Posted: 2:10 pm on May 3rd
Saysay writes: Would love this resource for vacation projects with my kids. The bullwhip seaweed and driftwood maraca is cool, but I'm ready for some new ideas!
Posted: 1:15 pm on May 3rd
Elsie419 writes: Love the concept of natural crafts!
Posted: 10:11 am on May 3rd
sdmbrat writes: I can't wait to get my hands on this read...I'm planted in the city, but my heart is in the country. Thanks so much for the opportunity of owning this book Susan
Posted: 10:03 am on May 3rd
chazrain writes: Maybe I could find a use for some of the stuff I've been hoarding.
Posted: 8:33 am on May 3rd
lily2847 writes: the book looks fabulosly retro, like my old cadet handbook! are there any natural dye projects using lichens in there? x
Posted: 4:50 am on May 3rd
notamachine writes: looks like a good resource.
Posted: 12:42 am on May 3rd
kalee writes: I is a great cover! Love the idea of the book. It would definitely come in handy planning for my Girl Scouts!
Posted: 11:20 pm on May 2nd
doreenlinehan writes: I would love to win the book
Posted: 10:15 pm on May 2nd
Carolyn up north writes: I love the cover! I'm a child of the 50's, and it 'takes me back'. :)

Would love to win this book. My acreage has lots to offer for materials to use.
Posted: 9:49 pm on May 2nd
barbieq writes: You mean I can actually DO something with all that nature stuff I collect?? LOL count me in!!
Posted: 9:06 pm on May 2nd
sandycampsewing writes: I would love to be the winner of Backcountry Crafting with Style. This book sounds like one that my friends and relatives would all love. I plan on buying it even if I don't win!
Posted: 9:05 pm on May 2nd
rosemaryschild writes: This looks interesting! Would luv to have it!
Posted: 9:04 pm on May 2nd
sis60 writes: I work with children at camp and your book sounds wonderful. Nature wlk and craft supplies all at once
Posted: 7:48 pm on May 2nd
junkinhart writes: This looks like a very fun book!
Posted: 7:23 pm on May 2nd
JennieC writes: I'm in!
Posted: 7:20 pm on May 2nd
xana writes: I've always enjoyed Jen Worick's stuff--I can't wait to check this book out.
Posted: 7:13 pm on May 2nd
Emmab writes: Always up for a free book!
Or, one that isnt free...........
Posted: 6:59 pm on May 2nd
pudgyt writes: I am always picking up stuff in the woods, just in case I find something to make with it! Hope I win so I can put some use to my Mother Nature collection.
Posted: 6:58 pm on May 2nd
Gymbohannah writes: Lets hear it for nature, crafting and FREE BOOK GIVAWAYS!!
Count me in!!
Posted: 6:57 pm on May 2nd
paintlady1 writes: I love collecting craft books for future reference! I would love this one too!
Posted: 6:42 pm on May 2nd
stringalong writes: Anything to help us recyclers! It also helps the 6th graders I teach become aware of reusing possibilities. Hope I win for my students!
Posted: 6:12 pm on May 2nd
ktkatherine writes: I would love to win this!
Posted: 6:01 pm on May 2nd
iludun writes: Crafting from nature! Sounds marvelous. Quite timely in this moment of green revolution. Will love to own one of this
Posted: 5:17 pm on May 2nd
marjol4 writes: This book sound great, would love to win it.
Posted: 4:49 pm on May 2nd
grammygin writes: How Wonderful! I'm back into crafting after a long time...due to a darn disability! My Mom's name is
Betty...however, she isn't here with me anymore!
What a grand Mother's Day gift this would be.
Thanks for considering me.
Posted: 4:23 pm on May 2nd
Supercool writes: I just want one more than anything else!
Even more than a million pounds.....(joking!)
If I had a million pounds I'd buy her first copy to!
Posted: 4:15 pm on May 2nd
Mamax5athome writes: What a great book! Anyone who crafts would love this one.
Posted: 4:07 pm on May 2nd
hagatha1958 writes: I do a lot of crafting with flowers and seashells. Would love to have this book to l could learn more crafts with outdoor and recycles materials. Brenda
Posted: 3:38 pm on May 2nd
csldsl writes: This book looks great. I'd love to have it.
Posted: 3:22 pm on May 2nd
leuthartewesetal writes: I would love to win this. My problem is I go outside and take pictures for inspiration, and go outside again!!!
Posted: 3:16 pm on May 2nd
dotgirl writes: I've been enjoying all of the crafting ideas... This book looks great!
Posted: 3:14 pm on May 2nd
GrammaofGrahamm writes: Recycling is always good! I grew up in the era of throw nothing away; it may be used again. (Does that tell you that I am a packrat?)
Posted: 3:08 pm on May 2nd
hinesy writes: I love nature and I love crafting--what a perfect combination!

Posted: 2:29 pm on May 2nd
hinesy writes: I love nature and I love crafting--what a perfect combination!


Posted: 2:29 pm on May 2nd
hinesy writes: I love nature and I love crafting, what a perfect combination!

Posted: 2:28 pm on May 2nd
Sydneycat writes: I'd love this! I'm totally just starting to get my groove on with spring/summer crafts!
Posted: 2:24 pm on May 2nd
Colourmad writes: We're starting up some courses on sewing and making things with natural objects since we live on an island and things like seashells are everywhere. Look forward to seeing that Backcountry has to show us so we can get some more ideas!
Posted: 1:33 pm on May 2nd
linuxgurl writes: I can hardly wait to buy this book, the projects look very cool.
Posted: 1:32 pm on May 2nd
dyequeen1 writes: I just had my hours at work reduced to a 4 day work week. This has been devastating. I can no longer go to the local craft store for supply's and crafting is what keeps me sane. I have been trying to recycle what I can. I'm sure your book has a wealth of ideas I haven't thought of...please help me continue with my crafting...can't wait to read your book!!
Posted: 1:23 pm on May 2nd
Geniega writes: What a neat looking book! I would love to win this.
Posted: 1:13 pm on May 2nd
wifey writes: have not done crafts or any nifty sewing in 20 years. What a great way to start again by getting a free book. Hope the book goes well.
Posted: 1:11 pm on May 2nd
GinnyRay writes: This book sounds really fun, I can't wait to read it!
Posted: 1:06 pm on May 2nd
MommaD53 writes: I would love to have this book!I like using natural things in my jewelry. This would help me with how to preserve and use God's natural beauty to enhance my jewelry designs.
My husband's family owns 160 acres on the top of a mountain, oh...the....possibilities!!
Posted: 12:55 pm on May 2nd
Poppins52 writes: I recycle as much as possible..I take apart boxes that food comes in and use it for templates or let my granddaughter paint on it, I use the wax paper for many purposes... I reuse cans, glass, and I use whatever I find in my backyard as well... pinecones, acorns, leaves, flowers....etc.I do alot of mixed media projects. I started recycling before it became the thing to do. This book would add greatly to my library to help find new ways to be creative as well as recycle.
Posted: 12:51 pm on May 2nd
sandyandcosmo writes: I can tell by the cover I want this book!
Posted: 12:22 pm on May 2nd
swinginmartinis writes: I love making stuff out of other stuff! I want to teach my niece and nephew all about nature and the great things it can for us and what we can then do for it! This book would be great for our adventures!
Posted: 2:26 pm on May 1st
LaDiggity writes: Oh my cute and useful is this!? I can see it now: the kids and I gettin' crafty in time to celebrate Mother's Day with the original Mom: Mother Nature!
Posted: 8:40 am on May 1st
OddnessINC writes: I am so impressed with this site and all the others listed on the Mind If I Knit page. I love all the pictures and articles, tips, ideas and book recommendations. I would sincerely love to add your good book Back Country Betty to my bookshelf of inspirations! All the best. Happily yours, : -)
Posted: 5:10 am on May 1st
carolfuller59 writes: i am so excited...i would like to win one...fabulous and i love this many ideas and good ones too...hugs, carol fuller ft myers, fl
Posted: 3:01 pm on April 30th
moniaguirre writes: count me in please
Posted: 1:08 pm on April 30th
klaudia_s writes: it does sound fun!!!
Posted: 12:59 pm on April 30th
she_eats_lemons writes: this book looks like fun, I'd love to have it!
Posted: 11:23 am on April 30th
Tattyhousehastings writes: Looks great! And I could just do with a good healthy dose of inspiration at the moment.
Please enter me in!
Posted: 11:06 am on April 30th
ErnieLovesBananas writes: Great idea for a book! Can't wait to see the projects and try them out this summer.
Posted: 10:57 am on April 30th
communiKate writes: This book looks absolutely fantastic! If I don't win it, I'm buying it :)
Posted: 10:18 am on April 30th
brittany_gubser writes: So excited to add this to my library!
Posted: 12:57 am on April 30th
Tideling writes: That looks like a fun book!
Posted: 7:29 pm on April 29th
pikacupcake writes: Perf! I'm going to Honduras this summer. I will definitely need some perspective in the face of that much nature.
Posted: 7:22 pm on April 29th
jmcclai4 writes: Nature and crafts, need i say more
Posted: 5:49 pm on April 29th
NotWendy writes: Looking forward to the book release date.
Posted: 2:38 pm on April 29th
abbytail writes: It sounds like this book is just what I need as an inhabitant of what is called europe's greenest city.
Posted: 9:07 am on April 29th
Classyass writes: Yesss I love love love this- I am currently pressing flowers in hope they are ready to glue onto tea stained cards for mother's day... see? I need this!
Posted: 1:23 am on April 29th
Flippincool writes: always looking for inspiration. come on, betty!
Posted: 1:15 am on April 29th
AlinaMarie writes: Oh! Most excellent! We just moved to New York from Arizona and my daughter is getting to spend a LOT more time outside, what a fun book to have!
Posted: 11:41 pm on April 28th
akaRosella writes: have some camping trips planned for summer - need the book for the ultimate summer camping!
Posted: 11:16 pm on April 28th
lisamarie817 writes: backcountry betty is calling my name!
Posted: 9:33 pm on April 28th
Knittingrid writes: This looks wonderful, I'd love to win it. In the meantime, I'm off to make new cushions for the deck chairs!
Posted: 8:21 pm on April 28th
Dreamingreen writes: I have a great collection of acorns, moss, and bark.
This book of inspiration will surely be my spark!

Posted: 6:49 pm on April 28th
Miba writes: Looks great!
Posted: 6:35 pm on April 28th
KBQ writes: There's nothing I like more than crafting...except maybe books!
Posted: 6:07 pm on April 28th
arosebyanyothername writes: So excited! I would love to use this book for some summer inspiration!!!
Posted: 5:35 pm on April 28th
allisonson88 writes: This looks like such a fun book! :)
Posted: 5:13 pm on April 28th
MamaJJ writes: Yeah, sign me up! I was so bummed I didn't win the last giveaway of one of her books, so I'm crossing my fingers for this one!
Posted: 4:23 pm on April 28th
Minimeg writes: It looks like an interesting book!
Posted: 3:09 pm on April 28th
sunnyb64 writes: Ooh, I'd love this!
Posted: 2:40 pm on April 28th
ambraqi writes: I would love to make some nature crafties!!
Posted: 1:51 pm on April 28th
Mandap writes: This looks like such a cool book :D
Posted: 1:47 pm on April 28th
EEQamouse writes: If the style inside is as cute as the cover, this is going to be great!
Posted: 1:35 pm on April 28th
WoodViolet writes: The new book looks great - please count me in for the giveaway.
Posted: 1:34 pm on April 28th
mikaf writes: Thank You for this give- away!
Posted: 1:17 pm on April 28th
mikaf writes: Thank You for this give away!
Posted: 1:12 pm on April 28th
Corvus writes: Ooo, one of the first? I want to start putting more craft book reviews into my blog- maybe I could start with this one!
Posted: 1:06 pm on April 28th
Lesliebee writes: Sounds like fun!
Posted: 1:05 pm on April 28th
dutchy19 writes: Sounds like an awesome book to win!! I live in a very small village in the north of my country, YAY!! And I LOVE it here, country and no shops, lol- just a pop-and-mom grocery store where all the gossip is known ♥
Posted: 12:18 pm on April 28th
CraftySnark writes: I live in the back country. I'm inspired by nature. What a fit!
Posted: 12:14 pm on April 28th
Compi writes: I can't wait to get my hands on this book and take it with me where ever I go. It will be my hand book. Looking forward to possessing one.
Posted: 12:07 pm on April 28th
Bonniedoo writes: enter me for that book, please
Posted: 11:35 am on April 28th
Brav3N3wWorld writes: This book looks great!
Posted: 10:54 am on April 28th
JumbleG writes: This would be great for weekends at our cabin!
Posted: 10:33 am on April 28th
metrochet writes: Ooh! Gimme some of that backcountry love!
Heh. :)
Posted: 10:31 am on April 28th
BecaBee writes: Yahoo for free stuff!!! Thats really cool that you guys do this!!
Posted: 10:25 am on April 28th
periwinklejane writes: Oh, fer cute! I'm a sucker for pine cones!
Posted: 10:23 am on April 28th
karmarose writes: Sounds great, I can't wait!
Posted: 10:19 am on April 28th
VeronicaMade writes: Cool! I can't wait to check this book out.
Posted: 9:16 am on April 28th
elbowyoyo writes: I love the cover illustration : )
Posted: 9:09 am on April 28th
Joannie_N writes: This book looks like fun!
Posted: 8:58 am on April 28th
greebly writes: Looks like a fun book!
Posted: 7:39 am on April 28th
JWHuey writes: Great Author! I look forward to the release of her book!!!!
Posted: 7:18 am on April 28th
karimck writes: Oooooo! I hope there's instructions on sewing a faux bois, log pillow! Maybe with yummy, heavy yarn wood grainy texture! Hmmm...

Might have to do this right away!
Posted: 2:16 am on April 28th
DebbieLynn1 writes: Bring on the glue gun and pine fun!
Posted: 2:16 am on April 28th
amyhammond writes: Please, I need more options than camoflage print!
Posted: 1:51 am on April 28th
yvil writes: hurray for nature!
Posted: 12:59 am on April 28th
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