Monday, October 17

Makin' It to the Mailbox Monday #1 (Announcement)

So many times I have received a very generous prize from a dear friend via BlogLand.  Whether it be just a simple RAK (Random Act of Kindness), a prize for winning a challenge, or Blog Candy for whatever occasion.  Unfortunately, I have been horrible about my blogging etiquette (thanks for bringing me up to speed Sonia SV) and did not give a proper shout out "THANK YOU" to those who really deserved it.  For that, I deeply apologize.  I do not want you to think that I am ungrateful or don't care about the people behind the Magic of Making My Day!!!

So for that, I want to take this opportunity to shout a huge

to all of you who did not get the proper greeting prior to now!
Please know, that I am grateful for all of your generosity.

Starting today, this fine Monday, I am beginning a new installment of Makin' it to the Mailbox Mondays, where I will give a proper shout out to the generosity I have experienced first hand each and every week!  I hope you will take the opportunity to visit all of the wonderful and talented bloggers that I mention each week, to see their beautiful creations.  Those of you who know me, know I wouldn't steer you in the wrong direction.  There is so much to see and all of these fine ARTISTS are just a click away!!!

First up, I would like to offer a sincere THANK YOU to Amy at Love To Crop and Rhonda @ Scrap Happens for their combined generosity.   During the first few weeks of the challenge blog Decorate to Celebrate, they were having a Grand Announcement Giveaway contest. The final winner would receive their choice of a $50 gift certificate to Creative Memories or a "SUPRISE" gift box full of goodies.  Being the winner of the giveaway, I chose the CM certificate.  I was in desperate need of a new cutting board and blades, as I had been using the same CM mat and blades for almost10 years now.  Here is the wonderful prize package I ordered with the $50. . .

It has been used extensively since I received it...THANK YOU AGAIN GIRLS!

I also want to take the time to say THANK YOU to dear Rhonda @ Scrap Happens for the wonderful Mini Album I received for being the comment winner in her Monthly Drawing for August.  If you aren't familiar with Rhonda's work, specifically her talent at designing mini albums, you are really missing out.  Head over there now to browse her blog and see for yourself.
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The next well deserved THANK YOU goes to Karen at Your Next Stamp.  I stumbled upon this blog fairly recently and have been hooked ever since.  I love their images and their challenges are always so much fun.  I have been fortunate to win twice (Challenge #49 & Challenge #50 ) at this site and love their stamps.  They are crisp and adorable, no smudging, and a great purchase for sure.   Be sure to visit the store while you are there!
Challenge #49 - I won Monkey Gone Bananas
Challenge #50 - I won Boris from Russia

Another THANK YOU goes to Ana at Shorty Creations for her generosity during the Wild and Fabulous Blog Hop in September.  I was a comment winner for her Blog Candy which was this adorable set of PK Stamps:
I have a ton of ideas mulling around in my head for how to use these cutie pie stamps!  My first set ever of Peach Keen!  WOO HOO!

Today, I went to the mailbox and was greeted by, not one, but two lovely packages.  WHO DOESN'T LOVE THAT?  That, along with my dear friend Sonia's post of her winnings, is what inspired the idea behind this weekly installment of Makin' it to the Mailbox Mondays.

The first THANK YOU from today's mailbox adventure goes to Holly at Ribbons and Glue.  She was a featured blogger at Getting Cricky with K Andrew for her wonderful Harvest Blessing creation and had a comment contest during the feature.  I won a wonderful Fall/Halloween Prize pack! 

The second THANK YOU goes to Pryn at So Not Mocha-vated.  The package I received from Pryn was a scrumptious Fall Prize pack.  I had played her DT game, "Name That Tune", during The Outlawz 1000 Members Celebration.  Here is the wonderfully scrumptious goodies:
How is that for a lovely prize....SCRUM-DIDDILY-UMPTIOUS!!!

I hope that if I have inadvertently left anyone out of this gracious THANK YOU, that you are all included in my thoughts, past and present.  Please, if you wish for me to do a shout out to you in a future Makin' it to the Mailbox Monday, don't hesitate to remind me of a prize you sent my way, and I will do my best to give you the credit you so rightfully deserve!!!

Also, if you would like to show off your winnings, just title your post Makin' it to the Mailbox Monday and if I am your follower, I will gladly stop by to read it once I see it at my dashboard.  Or, if you'd like, you can leave a link with your comment below.  I would love to see the happiness that greets others in the Mailboxes :O)


Happy Crafting and Until Next Time

1 comment:

  1. You are just too sweet Jessica! I am so glad that you like your prizes :) You have been quite a lucky girl :D I love to see awesome people win awesome things! I can't wait to see what you make with all of your new goodies!!!
    Hugs to you!


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