Hello, My Blogland Friends!~~~
One thing that I adore about all of you is your generous spirits! Whether you are putting clip-art into your blogs for us to use, or putting in instructions for some fun crafty project, sharing your vacation memories and fueling our vacation dreams, or hosting a give-away. You reveal bits and pieces of your lives, and if that isn't enough, and you give of yourselves in so many ways! Well, this past ten days I have been the lucky recipient of FOUR blog give-aways! Four generous and talented women gave away some fabulous things, and I posted a comment to each of their blogs. The random-number-generator fairies were smiling at me as my comment number was selected four different times!
Here, if you'll pardon my blushing and bragging, is my wonderful blogland loot and the super-awesome bloggers who bestowed their generosity in blogland:
The super talented Natalie hosted a give-away of these adorable and SWEET candy and cake scrapbook delights! Stop by her blog for FUN paper projects with lots of whimsy! I love love LOVE these stickers and cut outs. I am so inspired to make several fun projects for my kitchen!~~Thanks so much, Natalie!~~~XXOO, Beth
I am in a flickr group on itty bitty books moderated by the wonderful Mary Ann of Follow Your Bliss. I usually participate in all of the itty bitty book swaps~~It's like getting lots of artworks from many friends! Well, I missed the sign up for the Itty Bitty Vintage Prom Dress book. Setting aside disappointment, I worked on other itty bitty books and then noticed that there was an extra book up for a drawing. I eagerly put my name in the drawing hoping with fingers crossed to win this Prom Dress book because so many wonderful artists had participated. I am, as Mary Ann, called me, a "lucky duck!" My name was drawn and this slice of vintage wonderfulness arrived at my doorstep:
So much to look at! These books are a lot of work, but so addictive. I have a collection now, and look forward to working on the next one!~~~Thanks SO much, Mary Ann, and to all of the talented ladies who put this book together!~~~I ADORE IT!~~~XXOO, Beth
One of my favorite blogs is the delightful Shabby Fu Fu run by the wonderful Janet! Her eye for the most delightful shabby cottage and vintage French finds is unmatched! Do yourself a favor and take a look at the offerings on her website! Talk about EYE CANDY! Wow!~~To celebrate her 100th post, Janet gave away the most awesome corona made of brass and rhinestones with a perfectly vintage patina! I about passed out when my number was drawn for this stunning beauty!
The details are exquisite! The cool thing is that it's adjustable and I could wear it if I'm so inclined! Perhaps as I'm making breakfast for hubby and son...hmmm, that's a thought. Right now I have put my cherished prize on a crystal cake stand in the middle of the coffee table in our living room. I just can't get over Janet's generosity!~~Thank you SO SO much, Janet! I adore my crown!~~~XXOO, Beth
Now, I don't have a photo for you yet for prize number four, and that's because the lovely Linda of Lilly Cottage wrote me last night to let me know that I was one of three lucky winners in her Pay It Forward contest! She is sending me PIF goodies all the way from Australia! I'll be sure to let you know what comes AND in the PIF spirit I will be NEXT WEEK hosting two give-aways (maybe more!).~~~Thanks so much Linda!~~~XXOO, Beth
Thank you all for letting me share my joy and good fortune at being a four times winner! I am sending you virtual pixie dust and best wishes in the hopes that good fortune will give you a big ol' hug!~~~XXOO, Beth