Tuesday, February 17, 2009

When it rains, it pours!

Hi all,

Yes, it has been raining and snowing here in Northern California like crazy, which is a wonderful thing, because our state needs it sooooo badly! But, I'm not talking about that kind of downpour, I'm talking about my latest winning streak of blog giveaways!

Being a total optimist, I enter the contests with plenty of hope and faith, trying to look past the list of names that are also hoping that their name will be the "lucky winner".
And, then out of the blue, I won not one, not two, but three of the last giveaways that I entered!
I felt like I had won the lottery and squealed with delight with each pkg. that came in my mailbox. My poor hubby had to endure my "look, honey, aren't this cute" remarks but I actually think he was getting a kick out of my being so thrilled with all the goodies!

Hope you enjoy seeing my "winnings" and I hope that you will check out the shops and blogs of the wonderful artists who put on these lovely giveaways.

The first giveaway I won was from the wonderful shop on etsy called Artsnark.etsy.com.
I met this artist on the mixed media thread and when I saw that she was having a giveaway I jumped at the chance to take part! And, I'm sooooo happy I did.
Artsnark also has a blog called "ArtSnark's Artifacts, art and musings for the eclectic soul" so when you get a chance jump over there and check it out, you'll be glad you did.
I can't wait to use the heart punch and rubber stamp on my own creations and the artists board and pretty papers are perfect for my collages.
Thanks ArtSnark for all the wonderful goodies :)

The second giveaway was from Catnipstudiotoo.etsy.com and I have been a fan of this shop since I first joined etsy. The reason why? because of their amazing and beautiful hand decoupaged egg and ball ornaments!
My dream is to decorate my christmas tree in these gorgeous ornaments one day! And now I have my very own collection started and I couldn't be more thrilled!
Catnipstudio also has a beautiful blog, so make sure you take a little time to enjoy the wonderful photos and musings :)
Thank you catnipstudio for all the lovely goodies, the tags, the beautiful paper and stencils and now my own gorgeous ornaments!

And last but not least! Thank you to tiedupmemories.etsy.com Every time I browse this shop, I am just blown away from the darling creations! So unique and pretty and I had been stalking a certain french style necklace in the shop for months and one day I just couldn't take the waiting any longer and bought it for my very own!
I wear it every chance I get and it gets so many compliments.
Tiedupmemories is new to the blogging world and this was her first blog contest, so I feel very honored to be the winner of her very first giveaway!
So, if you are in need of a cheery fun blog then check it out :)
Thankyou, tiedupmemories for such a darling prize.

Hope this post encourages you to throw your own name into the ring of giveaways.
You'll be happy you did :)
talk to you soon,


ArtSnark said...

You are just 1 lucky gal! You must have done something nice to have all this good karma :D Thanks for the shout out

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Well just look at you!! And all your gorgeous winnings!! I too won one of Catnipstudios beautiful decoupaged ornaments and hope to feature it on my blog. Actually wanted to last week, but didn't get to it. Maybe this week. And I love your new painted collage on your side bar! The snow looks beautiful, but so glad that it is in your neck of the wood instead of mine! Hugs,

Tiedupmemories said...

Yay!I'm so glad you recieved your goodies!Thanks for the lovely post!

Cottage In The Sun said...

Wow! What a great time you will be having with all of your new goodies! Thanks for sharing the photos!

Fete et Fleur said...

You luck! Love the goodies.


Denise said...

congrats to you! You'll have to post some photos of your new creations!