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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

500+ Followers Giveaway!!!

As I was laying in bed last night thinking about this Giveaway and all of the great people out there that follow my blog, the emotions that I felt ran across the board. Feelings of joy, gratitude and awe.... Feelings of fear and worry. I felt them all and they all make me a better blogger, a better artist, and a better person. I can't express properly in words how wonderful this last year has been. (Truth be told, it hasn't even been a year since I started this blog) I have made some wonderful new friends and am in the process of making many more. Some of you leave comments and some of you don't, and that's okay because I know you are there anyway. I am grateful to you all for your friendship and encouragement. And so... to say Thank you from the bottom of my heart I am offering this humble giveaway to everyone who follows my blog.

The box I made myself, and it will be filled with bits of lace and doilies, an old book with perfectly worn pages, several wonderful sepia toned rose print cards, Sandra Evertson's fabulous book "Fanciful Paper Projects", a set of three French themed refrigerator magnets made by me, a pair of wonderful vintage leather gloves, 3 scented paper roses, and many more goodies!!!

If you leave me a comment on this post and you follow my blog I will enter your name into the drawing. I consider any one who has my blog in their sidebar a follower as well, because that is how I follow most of my favorite blogs. If you post about the giveaway on your blog (please feel free to take the poster), let me know and I will enter your name a second time. I will also send a surprise gift to my favorite comment if you tell me why YOU love blogging.

I will announce the winner in two weeks, on March 1st. Have a beautiful day my friends!!!


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Suzuka said...

I love blogging because it enables me to keep track of friends across the country (and the world) and what's going on with them, while sharing all sorts of things going on with me in turn.

Kate Simms said...

I think bloggers can move mountains...the connection is amazing all over the world.


Unknown said...

Hi Karen. Congratulations on 500 followers. That's huge!!!

OMG ~ I love blogging for so many reasons. I made the most wonderful friends. I feel inspired everyday because of the most creative women. It seems that bloggers just embrace you. I have even found a wonderful bible study. From blogging you learn that there are so many other people just like you out there. Up until blogging you don't realize just how large the world is and that even though it's so large we are connected by so many things. Just because I can't find another craft on my street or in my family, it doesn't mean that I can't be a part of a group of people who love what I do. And I may have never met these people face to face but the friendship is more real than the common courtesy greeting to some of our neighbors or co-workers.
I guess you can tell I love blog land!


P.S. Love your blog!

BellaRosa said...

Karen amor, what a beautiful and sweet Giveaway! I love visiting you and seeing what new beauties you have created and you like so many of my favorite blogs not only nurish my heart, but you inspire me with your brautiful creations...you ask why I love to blog...it is this reason above and the fact that even when I feel I have nothing to add of beauty for my own blog...I can visit all of you and replenish my creative...wanna be heart...When my heart is hurting from lifes losses, I know visiting you all makes my heart stronger as do the comments that the wonderful friends I have made here leave on my own blog...it is like a huge group of friends that helps to pick you up with love and support, who share not only their beautiful creations and how to's but also their beautiful hearts...where else can you come in your pj's with your hair sticking out every which way and if your like me, still have remnants of yesterdays make up and yet...you and my other sweet friends never complain as I visit and laugh, cry or just think while I visit your wonderful blogs, I can come back as many times as I like and go back through your older posts and no one minds when I ask my silly questions about all your how to's and I am so thankful for that...I thank you and all my other wonderful friends in Blogland for this everytime I visit and leave you smiling. Besos to you Karen, for always making my visits so special :) Rose

BellaRosa said...

Karen, one more thing...I finally figured out how to add things to my sidebar with a wonderful fellow bloggers help :) So I have your giveaway as well as his on my sidebar now :) Congrats on your 500+ followers, we are only the beginning :) Besos, Rose

Elsina said...

What a beautiful blog. I stumbled upon your blog because of the giveaway button at somebody else's blog. Well everybody loves give aways and your is beautiful, but what I like most of all is, how I find new blogs that I would have missed otherwise and get awesome inspiration just at the moment when I am totally without my muses and those moments always brighten up my days. When I am blogging and following other blogs I feel connected with people like me. It's kinda Dr Jekyl Mister Hide thing. In the morning I go to work to my ugly factory, but after work, I sit at my computer and connect to all these wonderful craft blogs trough my Google reader and enter in my favourite world and am totally happy :)

Carol Mae said...

Wonderful giveaway and congrat's. I'm a follower and would love to be entered. Blessings, Carol Mae

Becky Garrison said...

I love the friendships formed, the inspiration found, and the creative and social outlet it provides for me. Who knew blogging could fill such a huge hole in a small person!

I have your blog listed in my blog roll, and have posted in my right sidebar. Love your blog, and your creations! Becky G.

Beverley Baird said...

Blogging keeps me accountable - keeps being creative. It also allows me to meet wonderful people around the globe!
I am a follower now - please include me in your very generous giveaway!

Fi said...

Congratulations with your blog. Im a follower and I love to be entered in the giveaway. I posted it at my blog http://things-things-things.blogspot.com/. Thank you for your genorosity!

Emma @ emmanemhandmade said...

I just came across your blog and am a follower now. I love blogging too - it gives me a great creative outlet, helps me stay connected to family and friends, and allows me to meet new pals. Plus its FUN!


Erika said...

WOW I have just found your blog and absolutely love your style.
I love blogging as it keeps me from doing the housework and means I get to share and learn new crafty styles and papercrafts.

Jenny said...

I'm a new follower, but please don't enter me into your giveaway. I wouldn't feel right entering since I just found your blog!

This looks like a great place to visit...

And you could well be a neighbor!

Congratulations on your 600+ mark!


I'm so glad I found you! Your blog is beautiful. Nd that's one of the reasons that I love blogging. I love to connect with people and get a little insight into their lives through the blogs! Blessings! ladyhightower@live.com

Sonia said...

I am a new follower..congrats on your 500+ followers..I'm still looking forward to my first 100 and I'm getting close! I love blogging I guess because I'm a frustrated decorator who works as an R.N. to make a living and it's a great stress reliever! I love changing things and creating pretty little vignettes.
I am a gardener and really started my blog to share my garden with friends and family. I am often asked for garden advice and this is an easy and fun way to get information to those who are interested. I love the support and friends I've made. It's also nice to have a online diary of things I love, places, parties, flowers and vignettes. It also gives me a great excuse to shop thirft stores and GW for new treasures! I love playing with dishes and having tea parties and I'm a girly girl at heart! Blogging has become a daily part of my life and I look so forward to hearing from my followers and finding new friends!

Miss Bloomers/Sonia

Anonymous said...

Im a new followwer, please countr me in on this great giveaway!~~Becky

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Congratulations and thanks for this generous giveaway. I am now your newest follower!

Ruth Bonar said...

I want to start a heritage album for my brother and your site has given me so many vintage ideas to try. And maybe I'll even come up with something original. You do wonderful work and thanks for your blog.

Linda said...

What a lovely giveaway and what a treat visiting your blog. I've become a new follower and know I'll be back often. Congratulations on your milestone!

La Vikinga said...


I like your vintage things, even if I've never tried to scrap that way myself. Now I'd like to participate in your giveaway; who knows if I start to scrap vintage if I win the box!!??

La Vikinga

The French Bear said...

Karen, I can't believe I almost missed this!!! I love my blogging friends, I have come to love everyone of them and it is so nice to know their are so many friends out there with the same artistic goals and love for all things beautiful from decorating to collecting.....it has been such a wonderful time getting to know you. I love your blog and enjoy reading all your posts and learning from you!!!
What a wonderful giveaway! You are always so generous!
Margaret B

Sandi M said...

Blogging lets me share a bit of my soul and enter the worlds of many others. Before blogs, how would I ever have been been so lucky to read a bit about so many others in this country and the world. Not only are there connections to be found, but it is such a wonderful way to remind ourselves that no matter where we live, we are more alike than different.

Thanks for a chance to win your lovely giveaway.

MOMENTS Designs said...

What a fabulous giveaway!!!
I am crossing my fingers & toes I win !! ( the rhinestone crown has my name on it!LOL)
Hugs, Liz
P.S: the reason I blog...it's a place I can write my silly thoughts and where I meat new people and wonderful ideas.
P.S.S. I have posted about your blog on my blog :-)

My Shabby Streamside Studio said...

I am a brand new blogger sent here by your friend Charlene of My Heart's Ease!

I'm jealous of your site...so professional! But, I'm very happy for you and your achievment. This is the joy of blogging: sharing.

Sandy Foster
My Shabby Streamside Studio

katie hanson said...

i'm a follower!

i blog because i love the connections involved. i treasure the friendships, business relationships and exposure, and camaraderie that come with blogging. i've also found that i am a crafty girl who enjoys "grandma" pasttimes like sewing, knitting, crocheting, card-making and baking. before i became a blogger, i honestly didn't know that that was okay. we were all taught to be so independent, such strong women with careers and lofty goals, but no one ever told us there's satisfaction in completing a handmade project. i love that blogging gave me the okay to be.. domestic. :)


Ginger said...

Hi Karen
I have been enjoying your sweet blog,Everything is so lovely!! Although i am not a blogger (i wouldn't have time to read any;)),i get inspired by the unique and creative blogs i visit daily. I have a feeling that yours is going to be one of the top on my list!
I am a new follower:)
Hope you have a magical weekend~


Vintage Gran said...

I love your blog and have just signed up to be a follower (I think). I've never done it before so I hope it worked. After seeing OWOH I have decided to give blogging a try. I have set up my blog but am having trouble getting started posting. Scared I guess.
I have been reading blogs for the past several years and they are a source of inspiration for me. Seeing such lovely things made by such creative people and reading their thoughts and ideas is like getting a letter from a friend (which seldom happens these days).
Please include me in your drawing and maybe soon you can be included in one of mine.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Just found you this morning and not sure what took me so long since we have a lot of the same friends.
Would love to enter your giveaway and be sure and stop by my place and enter mine also
Love your site

Jane said...

Congratulations on such a successful blog. I was going to congratulate you on your 500 followers and then went back and saw that you are at 655!
I started blogging last July so that I could join your Where Bloggers Create party. I had been lurking around blogs for a long time before then and when I saw your party I knew I wanted to start a blog so I could show off my space.
Well I have been blogging about a little bit of this and a little bit of that since then.
Thanks for giving me the push back in July to get me started. I'm looking forward to this summers party.

vickie said...

Pleaase enter me. I just found your blog today, and have spent quite awhile enjoying it along with all the lovely comments.
Good luck everyone, this is a beautiful, generous giveaway.

Scrap by Rô said...

Hi Karen. I am a follower and put your giveaway on my sidebar. And about blogging: I am in Brazil and have so many new friends around the world that there is no space for loneliness anymore. And best of all: All these ladies are always sweet, supportive and encouraging... You all make my day! This is the best addiction ever!!
Rosana (Brazil)

Alyce said...

I love your blog! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win something!!

KarenB said...

Hi Karen, I linked across from Robin's Egg and wow, I've found such a treasure... your blog is just amazing with so many things to explore.
What I love about blogging is that it's a little corner of the cyberworld to record my thoughts and creations, and it doesn't take up any physical space. Sometimes I have visitors, sometimes I don't and either way IT'S OKAY :) I love that there are so many generous souls who inspire with their creations, and share their stories and their journeys. It's always wonderful to catch a glimpse of the person behind the art.
I have your button on my sidebar - you're welcome to visit if you want :)

Beadyjan said...

I'm now a follower.
I love blogging because it helps me find creative inspiration and encouragement when my mojo deserts me and it makes me feel I have a big circle of friends when I'm feeling low or lonely!

Sara said...

well I have only recently started blogging but I absolutely love it. I have two blogs, one a diary and one a cooking blog. I love to take photos that I can add to my diary blog. I have made many friends and seen many wonderful blogs and gained so much inspiration and hope from blogging that I couldnt imagine never doing it again. Hugs Sara

Rosa Forino said...

WOW!!! This is really some wonderful candy.. Thanks for a chance to win..
saluti dall'italia public the post on http://blogcandymania.blogspot.com/
Hugs, rosa
i am new follower
io amo del tuo blog la possibilità di tornare indietro nel tempo e allo stesso tempo rimanere ai tempi nostri...

Unknown said...

Just found your blog!!! I am a fairly new to the blogging world. I Love, love, love your style and your photos are wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing!!

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