Monday, June 21, 2010

Etsyversary Celebration!


This month, I celebrate my first Etsy anniversary! It's been an amazing year and I want to celebrate with all of my fans and supporters. So, I'll be hosting a fantastic giveaway! Here's what you can win.

1 person will win a $5 gift code to my Etsy shop.

1 person will win a set of 4 felt cookies (you choose between chocolate chunk or rainbow sprinkles)

And for the grand lucky person will win a Purple Bloom Felt Flower Crown just like this one!

I can't think of a better way to celebrate then by giving away a crown based on my very first design!

Want to know how to win? Here are the rules.

    You will receive 1 entry just for commenting below and telling me which of my crowns is your favorite. Please leave your name and email address so that I can contact you if you win.

    Want to earn extra entries? Here's how!
    1 entry for becoming a facebook fan/liker
    1 entry for becoming a follower of this blog
    1 entry for every tweet with a link to this blog giveaway (limit 1 per day please)
    1 entry for posting a link to this giveaway on your blog or facebook page.
    1 entry for every friend that you refer who becomes a fan of my facebook page.
    1 more entry if your referral makes a purchase from my Etsy shop.

Please leave 1 comment for each entry. If you were referred by a friend please let me know who referred you. Be sure to post links to your facebook page posts, blog posts, and tweets with each corresponding entry. The giveaway begins today and ends on July 4th. I will draw the winners on July 5th.

Thanks so much for entering and good luck!!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

When it Rains it Pours!


Well, I had a miserable morning, but the sun is coming out and things are looking up. We had a major rain storm last night that knocked out our power...which means our sump pump couldn't get rid of the water from our basement. Needless to say our basement flooded. Everything on the floor was soaked including all of the things that I had intended to use to entertain my kids on a 14 hour car ride at the end of the week. Weeks of planning and organizing went into the trash this morning. I always like to surprise my kids with new activity books, coloring books, toys and games on these long car rides. It was nauseating to throw away brand new fact it led to a complete emotional unraveling for me. I can only imagine how people feel who have lost everything...all of there most special possessions and memories. Or worse yet a loved one during a disaster.

Really everything can be replaced. I won't be able to surprise my girls like I had hoped, but it could have been so much worse. I have learned some valuable lessons and I won't repeat those mistakes again. The wonderful Evi with Aedan Seppe sounded the alarm bells today and several of you have been so kind in offering to help in any way that you can. I am truly humbled by this out-pouring and grateful that so many of you care so much. It comes as no surprise though because I have seen so many acts of kindness from my fellow link love crafter and artists. You are an amazing group and I am truly grateful. I lost a lot of stuff today, but I gained so much more...thank you are the rainbow after the storm.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Passing Along a Little Sunshine!


I am so flattered and grateful to say that this blog was nominated for the Sunshine Award by two lovely ladies with fantastic blogs. Thank you to both Goody Goody Tutus and Anticipation Cards for this honor! Unfortunately it has taken me awhile to pass this award onto others, but I have finally found a free moment to honor other great blogs.

The Sunshine Award is awarded to bloggers whose positivity and creativity inspire others in the blog world.

So here are the rules for the Sunshine Award:

1. Place the logo within your blog or post
2. Pass the award on to 12 other bloggers
3. Link the nominees within the post
4. Let the nominees know they have won by commenting on their blog
5. Share the love by linking back to the person from whom you received the award

And the nominees are......

Be sure to check out all of these great blogs!