Paige Evans - Northridge Media editor, scrapbooker extraordinaire, new mom & all around creative person asked 'do you have a blog because I'd like to link a post on the Cards Blog to you?' I panicked and pondered what to do. I ultimately realized that opportunity was knocking and I sent her the link. How amazed I was to see that people started to read it! And leave nice comments, too?
So here I am a year later - so grateful for this blog because I've gotten to know so many great people all over the world. I'm a lucky girl, indeed! So in honor of the 200th post I'm hosting my first giveaway ever. Oh, and it's a good one! I've selected a few of my favorite things for you...
First up: A vintage matchbox full of little typed words from Amanda Jones' Scrap Rat Shop (I'm in love with these little words and I think you will love using these on your projects, too!)
And how about this, too:
What we have here: the Cosmo Cricket Material Girl paper pack (sewing themed - my absolute fave from Cosmo) a Tim Holtz 5.5 x 5.5 Configurations box (picked up one of these for me, too!) some Tim Holtz mini pins and mini paperclips (I use these things on everything!) and a 10 pack of my favorite manila tags from Scrapper's Cove (perfect for inking, misting, whatever - love them!)All you have to do to win this little selection of Val faves...just leave a comment telling me what you are going to do with the Configurations box, as I now have no idea what to do with mine. I just know I love it and can't wait to make something out of it! I'll draw a random winner on Saturday morning. (You don't have to be a follower of this blog to win, but is sure would be nice :)
Thank you so much for coming to my blog. For taking time from your day to read my words and for the nice things you say. I can't even tell you how much that means to me - thank you!!
And one more thing....I found out yesterday that blog pal and frequent inspiration source Laurel Seabrook passed this little ditty on to me:
1) I wish I had more time to work on craft projects.
2) Wish I could spend at least one day a week driving around by myself taking pictures of stuff.
3) I love going to showers (baby, bridal...you name it) and always try get a seat up front where I can see the stuff.
4) I am terrified of large flying/hopping insects and have a hard time adjusting when Spring rolls around and bugs return.
5) I hate houseplants and don't like to garden. (might be connected to #4)
Hard to pick just 5 for this prestigious honor! Here are some of the gals who inspire me & make me smile on a regular basis - go see for yourself:
Ok...now I'm off to eat that Indian corn 200! Get your comment in by Friday at midnight E.S.T.!!