Monday, June 6

Thank You for Being So Kind and a ***GIVEAWAY***

***Giveaway ENDS 6/20/11***
 Here are the pictures of the entire lot of goodies.  I am a fanatic for vintage/retro style papers, so if you are too, you will love the papers I am including in this set of Blog Candy.  There's a few whimsical prints, too.  The candy also includes the stamps I mentioned before (pictured below) along with some alpha stickers, small photo mattes, other stamps, stickers, charms, fibers, flowers, re-positionable wall stickers, and some surprise diecuts!!!

 I found these and just thought they would make for perfect CANDY for my 1st ever Giveaway.  I posted about the giveaway the other day, but wanted to make an update with some pictures.  I will continue to update this post as I gather more goodies to be included in the Grand Prize....Yep, there will be more goodies!!!!  Keep watching and if you haven't already signed up for a chance to win....WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

As I finish tying up the loose ends to preparing for my first ever craft show next weekend and finish some projects for challenges I want to participate in, I want to stop and take a moment to give a
Warm Fuzzy Thank You 
to all of my faithful followers.  The journey over the last few months has been so great.  The support and uplifting comments you have offered me, have truly made me smile.  I feel I have learned a great deal about the craft I love from all of you.  I have received great inspiration, motivation, and feel that God has kept me in his hands through some very pressing times here at home.  I don't think I would feel so blessed without all of you there to cheer me on.  For that, I thank you.

I realized today that I am very close to reaching 100 followers already.  It seems just like yesterday, that I only had a handful.  I am amazed and want to return the blessings over to you!!!!  I am going to watch very closely to the rising number of followers, and as soon as I reach 100....I WILL DO A GIVEAWAY.  I want it to be a special giveaway, so I don't have an actual prize in mind just yet, but want you to offer suggestions of what you would like to win as a prize.
Image available at Sliekje Stamps blog

To be eligible for this prize, you must do the following:
1~ Become a follower of my blog and leave a comment saying you followed (or already are a follower)
2~ Grab my blinkie and post it on your sidebar and leave a comment with a link to your blog
3~ Leave a comment on THIS post telling me a) what you like most about my blog b) what you would like to win as a blog candy prize for this giveaway c) what is a favorite project (past or present) that I have done and you would like to see more of.

For extra entries:
Blog about this giveaway and add another comment with a link to the blog post
(1 extra entry into the drawing)
Send more followers my way and have them mention you sent them
(1 extra entry into the drawing for you and 1 entry for those you send)

BONUS *** 5*** ENTRIES (follow all steps to get all 5 entries)
***Visit Angela @ Sliekje Stamps blog to download the above image ~~~free~~~, leave her a comment to thank her for the image, create a card, LO, or project using this image, and link up your project below.  Leave some love (in the form of another comment) after you link up***

Once I hit 100 followers, the inlinkz link up will be closed at 12:00 midnight that same day and entries for the giveaway will no longer be accepted after this time.
The contest will close on June 20th, 2011 or once I have reached 100 followers....whichever is later!  Once the contest closes, I will place all entries in a hat and allow my 4 year old son to pick a winner!

This is my first attempt to use inlinkz and I sure hope it works.....cross your fingers...


  1. Jessica I am so happy for you. You will bypass the century in no time.Ok playing by your rules-
    1. I am already your follower and have enjoyed visiting your blog ever since I discovered your blog.
    2.Blinkie on sidebar- tried with the bill of rights - did not work.Shall try again with your other one.
    3.what I like most about your blog- your style of writing, the variety you include and oh I dont know I guess you sometimes just seem to get along well with some people even if its in blogland!
    What would I like to win- doesn't matter- I just want you to be happy and have a blast during your celebration!
    My favorite in your work is definitely the wishing well- its a fantastic project
    What would I like to see more- well you are a very creative and talented person I would love to see whatever you cook up - maybe more wishing wells!!!
    Oh yeah I changed my mind about what I would like to win- definitely a wishing well made by you Ha Ha and send it to India!

    Have fun Jessica!
    Lots of love

  2. Hi, Jessica. Congrats on getting close to 100. Sorry I haven't gotten to comment lately, trying to catch up :) I am already a follower and what I like best about your blog is that you are a very Genuine person (which I can tell on the wonderful comments that you leave me). As for a could be anything. Going to grab your blinkie now. I will try to get back and do the other things sometime later.


  3. Hi Jessica! You are soo close to 100, you will be there in no time! I am already a follower, and I have your blinkie on my blog. As for what I like most about your blog is getting to see your amazing projects. What I would like to win doesn't matter...I'd stop by to visit anyway. My fav project I would have to say is the BBQ invite from last week's Grillin' & Chillin' Bug was so retro-looking and cool and I can't believe you drew the bugs! The projects I would like to see more of are ones that make you happy to create :)


  4. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a wonderful comment! It is so uplifting! I would love to pay it forward and follow you too! Congrats on almost hitting your 100 mark! It is very exciting! I'm still amazed at the number of people that stop by my blog! I look forward to checking out your work and please, if my name gets picked, pass it on to one of your followers who have been following you longer. It only seems fair to me!
    Good Luck!

  5. Hi Jessica. I just found your blog and I'm now a new follower as tonasun on GFC. Your so close to having 100 followers. Congratulations. I hope you'll stop by and visit my blog at too.

    Hugs...Tracy :)

  6. OOP's Jessica. I think I was supposed to leave you all 3 entries in one comment. Sorry about that.
    #1 - I'm a new follower
    #2 - I added your blinkie to my blog and you can see it here:
    #3 - I looked over some of your past projects and I really like the layout you did, honoring your nephew Ryan. As for what I like most about your blog...So far it's all the creative projects but I'm sure I'll probably be saying your friendship once we get to know each other. You seem to be a sweet and generous person, which leads me to what I would like to win. Winning's always fun no matter what but in blogland you always walk away with a new friend which is cool.

    Thanks for letting me enter!
    Hugs...Tracy :)

  7. Hi Jessica - Just wanted to leave you a comment regarding your 100 Follower Giveaway... Yeah!!! Looks like you are almost there. I'm a new follower so I haven't had a lot of time to see all of your talent. But I did love the banner you made for your sister's wedding. I am currently working on a "1st Birthday" banner for my granddaughter that is coming up (pictures of her party to be posted in a couple weeks). I love to see different ideas for special moments (birthdays, anniversaries, weddings) so keep the ideas coming for those. I have also added your blinkie to my sidebar - you can check it out here:
    Ideas for blog candy??? hmmm... surprises are always nice! ;-) I'm looking forward to getting wonderful inspiration when I visit your blog. Hope you'll drop by mine often as well and leave comments too! Can't wait to see how quickly you reach 100!

  8. Already a follower! Congrats on your following!

  9. Thanks for visiting my blog! Good luck reaching 100! :) I am a new follower.

  10. Good Morning Jessica! Congrats on ur followers!!!!! I love your blog background ,It's different and I love it!!! You know me ... I love BRIGHT! LOL :) I love the Crayon Melting coins! That is sooo awesome, I think i'm gonna do that with the crayons that my boys don't use and the broken ones! (lord knows there is a ton of those and they don't get used much anymore) I put your blinkie on my sidebar and I went and down loaded the digi! :) Thank you so much for the digi! It's soooo cute! Ok ... for candy ...I need stamps lol ... I don't have many but they are just expensive but the best way to make cards and Lo's are to use stamps :( We are trying to save to finally get our 1st ever new house! I'm sooo excited for that:) Congrats again and I look forward to seeing more creations!!

  11. Psssssssssst! I am already a follower! haha I love all your projects, your sense of humor, your love of butterflys that matches my own, and of course all your grooviness!

  12. I'm already a follower....I love that swirly stamp set! Thanks for the chance!

  13. Newest Follower! Your blinkie is on my sidebar. I love your blog for all of the inspiration it has. The father's day shirt cards are super cute!!! As far as candy goes... I love anything sparkly! Congrats :)


  14. Posted your candy on my sidebar with a link!

  15. Hi Jessica, I'm a new follower. I love your card with the little king of the castle. So cute.

    Smiles Sher

  16. I'm a follower, and I have posted your candy on my sidebar with a link back to here.

    Smiles Sher

  17. I am #105! loving your blog~ I found you via Come And Get It Challenges, and we are so happy you joined us! I just ADORE all the Father's Day Shirt Cards!!! Thank you for the chance to win some wonderful Candy! Congrats on 100+ followers!


  18. Hey Jessica, I created some cards on my blog, I also used them for some challenges over at Colorful Creations! Hope you like em!

  19. Hi Jessica,
    Just wanted to stay thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment. I am a follower of yours already...thanks for a chance!
    Sherrie K

  20. I addec your blinkie to my side bar:)
    Sherrie K


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