Thursday, July 29, 2010

I'm announcing . . . a Giveaway!

I've learned from past giveaways that it is necessary to put GIVEAWAY in your blog post title.  If you post it - they will come!  Bearing sweet and sassy comments that will entertain me for hours (I am easily entertained!).  So . . .

. . . as promised, below are a couple of little sumpin, sumpins to celebrate a few of my many recent blessings. 

Blessing Number 1 -- I actually had something worthwhile to say 100 times!  (Well, at least I posted 100 times!) 

Blessing Number 2 ~~ I will have 160 followers!  Yup, I'm uppin the anty on this.  Thank you #150-152!  You sweeties helped me reach my goal for the year but now I am a greedy little cuss and want more! 

Blessing Number 3 ~~ And the biggest blessing of all was the birth of my little granddaughter Lainey Grace!

Edited:  Believe me . . . my Lainey is my first and foremost blessing!  I guess I put my blessings in the wrong order of importance!  Thanks for pointing that out to me!

The prizes . . .

One lucky duck will win the fabulous, the out-of-this-world, the cute-as-a-button, hand-stitched, made with love bag.  Well anyway, it's a new bag I made.  But it really was made with love for one of you!  

It is approximately 8" x 10", has a snap closure, a pocket on the inside and one on the back.

Perfect for quick trips to the antique store!

Another lucky duck will win a small, but oh-so-lovely vase made from vintage silverware.

I found this at Daffadowndilly's.  Cammie is a Junk Bonanza aficionado and is one of Ki's right hand gals!  It is so much fun to talk with her and hear the non-secret behind the show stories!  And she finds the absolute best junk ever!

This is maybe a better picture!

So . . .

this is how we are going to play.  Lynn from Trash to Treasure Art had this great, but very sneaky way, of choosing a winner.  And I am copying duplicating her idea (she said I could). 

I am picking 2 numbers - #17 (for Lainey's June birthday) and #36 (cuz I want lots of comments and I've never got that many before!).  Who wins will be up to you!  Leave a comment on THIS post only.  I won't reveal any comments until Tuesday, August 10th OR until I get 160 followers - whichever comes LAST!  So will you comment today or tomorrow?  Or will you wait until the last minute to put your name in the hat?  You can leave more than one comment but only one per day please!  I think this will work but if not, I reserve the right to chuck the whole thing and draw the winners' names the old fashioned way!  Please leave me a way to contact you or it will be numbers 18 and 37 who will get the goodies!

I'm thinkin I should have had 3 prizes ~ one for each blessing. Maybe I could have a little side drawing for those of you who post about my giveaway. What do you think?  Just tell me you gave me a little shout-out in your daily comment, 'kay?  And if you are so kind as to become one of my followers, just thrill me in your daily comment too!  No need for separate comments!

Good luck!  I hope you'll come to play!

Edited again: I'm sorry, but you must have an active blog to participate.  Meeting new bloggers is why I blog myself and if I can't respond to you, how will I get to know you?  So those that commented anonomously or with private blogs, please comment again so I can find you! 


Shay said...

What great prizes from a great blog!!!!!!!!keep it up and you will have those new goals met in no time.

Yvonne said...

Oh this is just so much fun! I love the little bag!

ps I'm a follower already :)

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Connie,
oooooh, the bag is to die for.Just posted about your wonderful giveaway.Should I be the lucky duck??? Now I'm dreaming big.
Have a fab.weekend, my friend.

MosaicMagpie said...

What a great bag! Lainey Grace what a beautiful name.

Carol Mae said...

Love your items for this wonderful giveaway, the handbag is great and the awesome vase is so unique. Please count me in. xoxo Carol Mae

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Oh my goodness! What a fun secret way to have a giveaway! What number am I? Both prizes are beautiful & I would love a chance (or two) to be entered. So really, what number am I?

The French Bear said...

Connie, this is so exciting!!! I love the purse and the spoon vase, wonderful gifts!!! I shall add this to my sidebar for sure!!!
I am a follower already!
Margaret B

Sue@MyArtsDesire said...

Oh dear...when to comment?!!! Just adds to the fun and drama. I'll just take my chances and throw my name in this instant. What a beautiful purse. You have such a great eye for combining fabrics, Connie! Xo, Sue

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Hi Connie,
delightful blog and no too shabby giveaway either. Please enter me.


Sadie Lou said...

I just found your blog through another blogger advertising your giveaway. What a beautiful spirit you have! ((hugs))
~Sadie Lou

Anonymous said...

THat is a very sneaky way to have a giveaway!! Fun too!! Happy 100 posts!

Cherie Wilson said...

So nice to meet you Connie! I found you from Sue at MyArt'sdesire:) It's a treat to see your blog and generous & beautiful give away. Have a lovely creative day!

Katsui Jewelry said...

A Midwestern girl who made a trip to Minnesota...hooray!! Me, too. I am from South Dakota and live in Saint Paul now.

Thank you for signing up as one of our followers. It has been a lovely journey.

I want to sign up for yours. Unfortunately, the blog is under Kat Reaney (my daughter) so you will get her name. And I just signed her up but I will be following you! Does that count? I love that purse, in fact, I love all your surprises!


Lemondrops Simple Stuff said...

Lovely blog. Love the bag!

Linda said...

Hi Connie~ Congratulations on your milestones! The bag you made is really wonderful~ I would LOVE to win it!

Anonymous said...

Hi There Connie! Marie from Lost Bird Studio sent me over here and I see I'm 160! That's not my age! LOL! Anyway...I will post about your giveaway on my blog and I also will add you to my list of favorites so I can come back and visit with you often. Lovely, lovely blog! Wishing you the best in this fun sport!

Vintage Sandy said...

What a cute bag & vase please enter me in your giveaway I'm a new follower also!

Reinspire said...

Your blog is just lovely! I am new! I also just signed up to be a follower! Love your giveaway! I think 3 giveaways would be acceptable!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Connie Sweetie...
What a beautiful post this morning. I love your words, post it and they will come. I am so lovin the bag. I will have to scroll through and look around your beautiful blog home.

I am Country Wings your newest follower, and I truly love you blog home. I would love to invite you over to my blog too. I would be honored if you signed up to follow as well. I love meeting new friends, and sharing new and creative ideas.

I pray you are having a beautiful Sunday sweetie.

Country hugs...Sherry

Katsui Jewelry said...

Just a second here...did I tell you that, of course 104 is part of the drawing? I better go make that clear!!!


Craftymoose Crafts said...

Yes, I am slightly crazy....but I'm back to try my luck at being one of the lucky numbers. I love the bag & I can so see some french beaded flowers in that vase!

CinnamonLaine said...

Hi! Congrats on all your blessings. I stumbled here from Diane Knott's blog and I'm glad I did. She knows good stuff when she sees it. I'm joining as a follower and wishing you many more followers!

FredaB said...


I saw your blog on Dine's Musings and if Diane likes your blog then I know I will.

I would like to be entered in your giveaway. I am due to have one soon on my blog.



Scrap for Joy said...

Hi Connie~
What a delightful blog you have! I came over to enter for your super giveaway and then read your posts about Minneapolis and "awwwwd" over the pictures of Lainey. Lots of good reads here! Your prizes are handmade bags and anything made out of silverware! I'll just keep my fingers crossed and will sign up to follow you!

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi Connie, I'm going for it and commenting "no matter what"!! I'm a follower and I'm posting your give away on my sidebar! yee haw!
congrats on all your blessings!

FredaB said...

Hi Connie

Thanks for visiting my blog. I became a follower today as the other day Blogger wouldn't let me - go figure. Your purse is beautiful and anyone would be lucky to win it.



The Little Red Shop said...

Cute stuff, Connie! Congratulations on all of your blessings....especially the weeist one!

: )

Julie M.

Linda said...

I put this on my sidebar, too!

Cassie said...

Your bag is wonderful! I would feel so lucky to win it - I also think the silverware vase is lovely too. Thank you for having a give away and congrats on all of your Blessings!

Ruby said...

I came over from FredaB's blog. Nice giveaway! Love your enthusiasm. :)

Susanne said...

Ok, totally confused about how you're picking winners but put my name in the hat anyway, plus I'm a follower. Congrats on the new grand daughter!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

So...I'm back again! Letting you know that I blogged about your giveaway. I hated to do it...because I really want to win and don't want everyone else to be disappointed!(Did you say what number I was? LOL)

Deb said...

what a nice giveaway...saw it on Crafty Moose...just stopped by to say Howdy from Texas

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I love this idea of picking a winner.

Congratulations on your precious grandbaby.

I adore the vase.

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Wow - what a creative way to select your winners! Total mystery. I shall be happy to take my chances. I love that vase - how creative is that, and the purse is absolutely darling. It's nice to meet you! Theresa

Lynn Stevens said...

Well your proubably way over the # now, darn it! I should have checked sooner! but I'm keepin my fingers crossed.
Isn't it fun being on the other side and know whats going on!!! LOL
hugs Lynn
I'll post on my sidebar !

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Connie,
hope we keep you busy reading all the comments! Have a great day.


What a fantastic giveaway and wonderful blog! I'm following you. I have 4 blogs, so I'll let you know of one-
Remember When...Remember Then...


Am I commenting in the right section? I can't be the first comment :). Love your blog and pretty giveaway. I am a new follower. Found you from Common Ground.
~ Julie

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Just popping in to keep my presence (or presents, LOL) on your list!

Debbie K. said...

Such adorable projects! Just discovered your blog and hope to visit again. Please stop by and see mine:) Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy.

Have a great day,
Debbie Kaste
d kaste at wi dot rr dot com

Karen said...

OK! Love this!
Here is my comment! I wonder which number I am!
I'm laughing because you are far beyond your goal of 160 followers! LOL.
Have a great day!
Karen ~ Some days are diamonds

Karena said...

Connie, I just love your blogger heading and title. I feel the same way!!

Come and enter my New Giveaway!!

Art by Karena

Ticking and Toile said...

oooooh looks so fun! Please enter me Connie! :)



Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

What a wonderful bag. I hope I am not too late to be included.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Back for one more try at being #36 since I am sure you long surpassed #17! This was fun!

Vintage Style Downunder said...

Hey Connie...happy to have found your blog...your giveaways sound the bag! I'm particularly in love with fabric flowers at present so it appealed right away!! Anyway...i'm new to blogging this year so I too love to 'meet' new blogging stop by my blog and say hi :) Have just added a counter today...but it starts at zero today so not quite accurate. ah well...will be fun to see who comes and goes. blessings to you...thanks for sharing your creativity...ain't it fun?!! love jessie, nelson, new zealand xx