Thursday, July 12, 2007

ONE YEAR BLOG BIRTHDAY!
GIVEAWAY BELOW * 3 prizes *

WOW! I cannot believe that I started bloggin'
one year ago today!
It all started from me putting a friends name in goggle and seeing what
would come up. That friend is Christi ~ an amazing scrapbooker that worked
for several magazines when we lived in England. I was for sure that I'd find
her through some of those mags and the first thing that popped up was her blog.
What's a BLOG? Never heard of that until I found hers. Such a funny word
at that. Well, I became a blog stalker and loved looking at all the links she
had on her blog and continued to go to their links and so on and so on and so on.
(You know what I mean huh?) hehehe
If you haven't yet ~ check out the links on my blog ~ these ladies inspire me more than they know!
I didn't start a blog right away and had lots of questions for Christi which she
graciously answered and I thought I really needed to have one of my own. I was terrible at
keeping a diary when I was younger - always wanted to. Can't tell you the number
of journals I've purchased over the years to write in and haven't gotten past the
2nd or 3rd page on any of them. SO, this is my journal. A journal of my life, my family,
my art, my feelings. AND I am so glad that you are reading it. I feel connected
to people I've never met before all over the GLOBE! How cool is the map below
showing where people are visiting from? I think in life we all want to feel important,
validated, liked ~ and well, I cannot thank you enough for doing that for me!
SO NOW ON WITH THE IMPORTANT STUFF ~
Here are some giveaways to celebrate my ONE YEAR BLOG BIRTHDAY!
I've lettered them so that you can put in order what you'd like to win if your name
is chosen. If your first choice is already given away then I'll move onto your next choice. EVEN IF you've won one of my giveaways before PLEASE enter again!




A. Rooster painted on 14x18 Flat board canvas. It has a crackled frame painted on the canvas as well so you wouldn't have to get it framed if you didn't want to.
























B. Butterfly bush Tissue box ~ Covered on all sides with either butterflies and/or butterfly bushes. The bottom of it slides out so that you can put a standard size tissue box in it.
















C. Pansy box. This is a long box with a nice brass lock style latch on the front. It has felt on the bottom so it won't scratch your furniture and can be used for anything you'd like to put in it.










So, all you have to do to win one of these prizes is leave me a comment today and the order in which you like these prizes. I will have one of my sons do the drawing tomorrow evening ~ so all comments left before 7p.m. eastern time will go into the drawing. If you don't have a blog please leave me your email address so that I can get in touch with you.

HAVE A BLESSED DAY! THANK YOU FOR COMING BY MY BLOG DAILY, WEEKLY, ONCE!
It means so much to me!

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is the 12th in Germany so I am entering the one year celebration of your blog. Everyone stateside is sleeping but I am already at work. Had a great time in Paris. Your Art Deco magazines are in the mail. Love that runner, hint, hint, hint. Still raining and cool for the third week in a row. I hear you are sending the heat our way. Have a good weekend.
Love,
MOM

2:15 AM

Anonymous said...

It is almost time to go home but I wanted to give you my list in the order of IMPORTANCE!!
Is it 1,2,3 or A,B,C??? Anyway
1st choice is Pansy Box
2nd Choice is Butterly Bush Tissue Cover/box
3rd Choice is the Rooster.

Christi, thank you for encouraging Sandy to start her own BLOG. The entire family checks in with each other through Sandy's and now Linda'a Blog. Pop Pop and Nana get to see the 8 grandchildren grow up and we keep up with everyone and their activities. My Mother (soon to be 82)e-mailed the other day asking how my trip to Paris went. She read Sandy's Blog and discovered I had gone to Paris. We may be spread all over the globe but we stay connected.
Congratulations Sandy and for the success of your BLOG over the past year. May you continue to Bless many for years to come.
Love ya,
MOM
P.S. I forgot my password so I'm anonymous until I figure it out.

Christi Snow said...

Sandy, I appreciate the shout-out, but you have done such amazing things with your blog!!! I continue to marvel at your incredible talent and love to keep up with your family happenings!!! Happy 1 year anniversary!! And you know I love that rooster...so my order is A, B, then C. smiles...

Sharon said...

Congratulations Sandy, I remember Christi sending me your way when you started. Me being new too we kinda learned this blogging thing together sometimes. So Fun!
So, I really love all three pieces of your art but I would probably choose c,b,a
xoxo

La Tea Dah said...

Oh, how sweet and special!!!! Happy Blogging Anniversary! So exciting and fulfilling to be a blogger. Only another blogger could understand! LOL!

Please enter me in your party giveaway! My choices in order of preference are:

C - because pansy's were my mother's all time favorite flower and they remind me of her

A - because roosters are awesome and ours used to chase the boys when they were little

B - because it's pretty and you made it!

Enjoy a blessed, blessed day! Thank you for reading my blog too --- I love my blogging friends and really DO wish we could meet for a cuppa tea!

LaTeaDah

MaryB said...

Hi Sandy, I remember when I first found the world of blogging. My friend called me a voyeur for looking into other peoples lives..LOL Now we both have a blog.
I love your artwork, so of course I want in this one. My choices would be c,b,a. Have a great day.
Mary

Terry Richey said...

Congratulations on your one year blog anniversary! Time flies when you are having fun, huh? My favorites are c, b, a. Actually, I love them all, but would love that pansy box for my paint brushes! (Which I plan to start using daily in a couple of weeks!) Did I tell you today how much I am going to miss you??

Linda said...

Love all the gifts. Thanks for getting me started blogging. It has been sort of theraputic.
Love ya,
Linda

Alice J said...

Now Sandy you know I have got to have that ROOSTER!!! I love it! I love it! I love it!
AliceJ

Kim said...

Congratulations on 1 year of blogging! Of course you know that you got me started blogging as well. Sometimes I feel guilty doing so much painting and blogging but they both bring me so much enjoyment. Your blog name is so perfect because you truly do DREAM, CREATE & INSPIRE! BTW I lost another 3.8 lbs this week. I'm down 17.6 lbs in 3 weeks! CRAZY, huh? Thanks for being one of my inspirations to get back into WW too! As far as the give away, I've done every project except the pansy box and as we've discussed, pansies are my favorite flower. So that would be my first choice but I'd be happy with anything. Hugs - Kim

Dragonlady said...

Hi Sandy, COngrats on your 1 year blog anniversary....I so enjoy reading your blog and seeing all the lovely art you create...
my choices if I should win are
c,a,b

all of them are beautiful..
Brenda

Sandi @ the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Rooster, rooster or rooster!
He'd just match my kitchen =D
Happy blogday to you~

Nerissa said...

Everything is so beautiful. I can barley rank them.
1. the rooster
2. pansy box
3. butterful tissue box

Happy blog anniversary :)
Nerissa

Miss*Laurence said...

Hi Sandy and bon anniversaire! I'd love to be in your draw but sending overseas is a bit pricey... So if you draw my name, just make me a couple of ATCs... I love visiting your pages, blogging is incredible: how many diaries were we allowed to read at all before? Sisters and friends diaries were out of bounds... now you suddenly realise that there is no such thing as "one day"... there is "one day per person every day" instead...
read you soon!!

Linda said...

Just wanted to congratulate you on your first year blogging anniversary!! I love looking at the lovely things you paint.

Angela said...

I first want to say that I'm very glad you started blogging. :) Happy Blogging Birthday!
A. The Rooster painting
C. The Pansy Box
B. The Butterfly Tissue Box
Your work is wonderful!
*HUGS*

Alice J said...

Thanks for the spot that tells what we will be painting Monday/Wednesday.
AliceJ

Southern Heart said...

Happy Blogiversary!!! A year of blogging is certainly cause for celebration. You are always so generous with your giveaways (I like a,c,b...they are all beautiful!).

Have a great weekend...

Andrea

justabeachkat said...

Oh...a giveaway...fun! My choices would be C, then B, then A. They are all wonderful so it was hard to decide.

Happy Friday.

Hugs!
Kat

Nicole said...

Happy Anniversary, Sandy! I have to say, your blog is one of my favorite spots!
Nicole