Monday, April 02, 2007

Spring giveaway!

Even though it's cloudy out right now... (that's why my photo isn't the best) I'm giving away some spring goodies. I'd love to put these in a envi and send them to you. Just post FRIDAY THE 13th of April...because I want someone to have good luck on Friday the 13th! lol

All you have to do , is post a comment telling me what your favorite thing about SPRING is,
and be sure to leave your email(if you're comfortable with that), or check back on the13th.
I'll draw in the morning that day.


I just love picking out things for giveaways. I really do! I added the Accucut banner and birds, a pink paper Dollie, buttons , twill, rick rak, lace , scrabble tiles, tags and some pieces of some of my favorite papers. (ummm... should I say Foofa la? Oh... also some felt flowers and old book print, I cut with a scallop AccuCut die. I think you will likey!
Speeking of WINNING! I was so thrilled to see this! My sweet Friend Janel won this on this in the Page Frames Sweepstakes!!!!! Woo Hoo! So happy for you Janel!!
Also wanted to be sure to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Sean , Mathew,Amy , Dawn,Jayvier, Ryan, Scott, and Chet... How did I let those slip by? (whew... told you I had a BIG Family!) lol Also Happy Anniversary to Brent and Diana! I love you guys!!!

54 comments:

Nat said...

ohhhh vicki - yummie - LOL!

I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVEEE spring - because it is getting warmer and everything renews- the cherry tree blooms, the flowers awake, our little cat meows because he wants to go outside, we can leave the window open, I can wear new shoes barefeet and get my first blisters of the season (lol . this is important!), because people are friendlier and smile and because you can sit outside let yourself tickle by the sun and drink a nice coffee - oh and don't forget the sunglasses that are doing fab in your hair again!

Yep - see - I looooooooovvveeee spring!!!
Hugs
Nat

Nicole Seitler said...

Whee! Such pretty things.

What do I love about Spring? Everything! I grew up in Florida, where there is no Spring. How sad. Just imagine what my first Spring was like! I fell in love. :)

My favorite thing about Spring has to be the flowers... especially hyacinths. They smell divine. Yum!

Skye said...

I love spring here in Minnesota! After a cold winter, it is always so nice to see the grass green up and the trees bud. Its like a gift from Mother Nature after all the freezing temps we have to put up with. Its a promise of long warm days to come.

janel said...

Vicki, Thanks so much for your wonderful spring attitude and postive ways....your blog breathes sunshine and happiness. Thanks too for sharing all about Page Frames....I am too excited about the sweepstakes! Many spring smiles here!!

warm spring hugs!
Janel

V said...

What I like about spring? That's really tough for me, because of all the seasons, I like spring the least. What? No, really. It's major allergy season for me, so I feel just miserable. And spring in Oklahoma isn't the best of seasons. We have wind. Okay, we have wind all year, but I don't like spring wind. :) And tornados. Bleh. I'm already missing the frosty, blustery days of winter. (sigh)

Still...there is one favorite thing amongst all the sneezing and eye watering. It's my birthday. It's like a little pick-me-up in the middle of my misery. :D I love my birthday. It's not about getting older. Can't help that, it's about the one day out of the year I can totally call my own. I revel in it. :)

V
just_vee@yahoo.com

Amy said...

I love watching the birds come back to my bird feeder. And then I love watching my cat go berserk...because she loves watching the birds come back to the bird feeder even more than I do!

Sharon in NE said...

Spring, that brief lovely window of opportunity in Nebraska when you can have your doors wide open and neither snow nor flies come in. Enjoy it while you can.

Everything in nature is happier in spring, isn't it? The stray cats who have been trying to stay warm all winter are finally coming out of their shelters to warm themselves. The birds are returning; everything is coming to life again.

KimmyS said...

What a lovely giveaway!

What I love about spring?? Easy peasy -> Easter = Chocolate Easter Eggs.....he he

But seriously, the scents of Spring are the best - daffodils, hyacinths, the birds start singing early in the morning. It's the time of new beginnings, clearing out. And I am gonna meet my gals Nat, Schulu and Liz this spring, so what's there NOT to like about spring??

Dawn said...

My favorite part of spring is when things start to poke up through the earth.
Love the color that spring brings!
Love your blog, too!!!
Dawn
ny.mimi.5@gmail.com

DeniseLynn said...

Woweeeee Great Giveaways!!! I love spring too. I'm in Michigan and oh it's been a long winter. Spring brings happier attitudes from people and chances to take walks either alone or with the family ... I love walks and quiet times out side. Oh and did I mention that on those walks hears birds chirp just thrills me!? Ahhhhh ............

Allison said...

I love spring since I can finally take my kids for walks...they are such a busy pair and I need to work off their beans! Meanwhile, it is still snowing here in Calgary...arrgh!

doverdi said...

What lovely spring blog candy! I'm not the least bit superstitious. I love spring because it stays light longer, I love the lush green grass and the rainbow of spring colors. I can wear my flip flops too! Yippee no more socks. lol

CAKVD said...

Great spring candy! My favorite part about spring is knowing that the snow is going to melt and the flowers are coming. I also like the warm weather too! Thanks!
Cheryl KVD
cak_ie@hotmail.com

Peggy said...

What fun candy -- love the colors!
I love spring -- no more snow (hopefully). After work, there is still time to take a walk outside by the river. I love to hike so maybe this year we'll get to explore more trails - maybe go to Vermont or the Berkshires!

Dawn Mercedes said...

Vicky! I love the refurbished and embellished items you post on your blog. You are so creative! (I probably don't post enough compliments.)

I love the fact that I don't have to wear a winter coat! And now that there are crocuses peeking through the earth, it's so nice to have color outside again! MI winters are rather blah.

KindredEsprit said...

Spring is always too short for us, here on the Canadian Prairies. I love the sounds of the robins and Canada geese flying back...the smell of the snow melting and the ground re-appearing...the sight of green of the tulips, crocuses and daffodils peeking out from the earth.

Thanks for asking!

PS I'm so jealous of those of you who get cherry blossoms and magnolias and hyacinths!!

Jessrose21 said...

Oh, I would have a lot of fun with those goodies! I love the colors you chose and those birds! (I wonder if Accucut dies would fit in my Cuttlebug?) Speaking of birds, seeing the first robin is my favorite part of spring. They are such funny little birds, even if they're not always the brightest sparks. Having longer days comes a close second! Thanks for the chance at your drawing! :)

Cindy Keery said...

My favorite part of spring is all the blossoms! This morning was kind of a downer, though... we had snow on our daffodils! What a sight!

Michelle said...

What a pretty collection of goodies! My favorite thing about spring has got to be the flowers - crocuses, daffodils, tulips, irises, all signs of hope!

Alex said...

I like spring cause of all the gorgeous colours that are out there, including your blog candy colours, totally gorgeous, but I love daffodils and the beginnings of warmer days and being able to hang my washing out in the lovely sun it great and definitely cheaper than using my tumble dryer!!! he he

Jami said...

Oh Vicki what beautiful things that you have picked out. Very Springy!!!

Lets see, what do I like about spring. The flowers that are started to show there little heads, the buds on the trees, the smell of the earth after a good spring rain (that is what it is doing outside right now). The colors of spring. And most of all the leaves that are (or at least will be peaking out here in MI soon I hope) starting to show. And yes, the smell of worms after a spring rain. Reminds me of my dad and going out collecting worms so we can go fishing.

***I LOVE SPRING***

Cheryl said...

Spring is my most favorite season of the year because of the flowers that are blooming, the trees showing the fresh new green leaves, and the awesome spring smell in the air. The sky seems much clearer and the stars brighter in the spring.
Thanks for the blog candy and for making me think these beautiful thoughts of spring and why I love it.
Cheryl

Denise & Toni said...

My facorite thing about spring is not having to dress everyone up in coats and hats! It adds about 15 min to my "walking out the door time!" I'm never late in the spring or summer!

tyrymom29 said...

I love spring Because Its the end of Winter .....I live in Northern Ontario Canada and it gets really cold here ......I love the smell of spring ....the birds chirping ,the colors and the warmth. Thanks so much for the chance !!!!! shannmad87@hotmail.com

scfranson said...

Wonderful blog! My favorite thing about spring is the sound of the birds in the morning, they are so happy.
Claudia F.

Mara said...

What a pretty collection of goodies! Love the colors, very Springy.
My favorite thing about spring has got to be the flowers, and the smells.

Jammy said...

What I love about spring is the richness and vibrance of nature around us! The warmth returning and bringing with it buds, rich soil, the birds etc... I love the feel of things coming alive!

Jenn
jammyphoto@yahoo.com

Jen said...

Lovin those beautiful blog goodies. I would have to say my fav thing about spring is being able to go on walks again and smelling all the wonderful flowers in bloom, and of course possibly my birthday that is the 14th of April. Thanks for sharing your goodies, and I'm so glad I came across your blog.

Steph said...

What I love about spring this year is that I can finally spend time outside with my little girl. She loves to go for walks and we had such a cold winter. She is 10 months old!

Nancy said...

I love spring in the lower 48. It's vastly different than where I currently live (in the arctic). I love the invigorating feeling you get in sunshine surrounded by fresh blossoms and warmer weather. Oh how I miss that at times.

dd2njoy said...

Vicki...great spring candy!
I love SPRING,can't wait to see the tulips come up,that's the first sign of spring for me.Then the birds come back...just can't wait!!!
craftscar@hotmail.com
TFS!!!!

Jan Scholl said...

My favorite part of spring is that it is closer to summer! Altho spring here in Michigan is sometimes winter like what is coming tomorrow. yuck.

Carolr said...

Favorite part of the year. The trees are the perfect lime green....and crisp and clean. Fresh light fragrances of wisteria and vibernum. Carol

SaraFrawley said...

despite all the pollen, I LOVE the blooming flowers. Spring just makes me feel like I have a fresh start... we're over the ho-hums of the dreary winter & boppin' around with a spring in our step... I just love spring!

HB said...

Vicki, I am just mesmorized by your blog...the pics and the artwork are always spectacular! My favorite thing about spring is watching the purple iris bloom! I have one, that was given to me by my DS in honor of my mom. It was her favorite flower! Don't you love when your kids become old enough to be sentimental?!!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I live for Springtime! The colors are my favorites, they are the ones that tint my home and the things around me. The shades of spring buds are so tranquil & inviting as well as having a promise of a wonderful future about to open up.

This year has been more beautiful than ever, I heardon NPR that since we had an early and warm Spring, the trees that should have bloomed in stages, one after another, all came on at once. Driving down the roads in Lawrence, KS has been an explosion of pinks, yellows, and lavenders.

As much as I love the warmth, the scents, the sounds of the birds hopping around the yard, & all the other sense filling Spring wonders- I have to love the visual aspects most, being an artist and living for color!

Thanks for offering the drawing, but most of all for making me think about all these things about Spring instead of taking them for granted. It is good to take a break and ponder!

Heather Leech said...

Hmmm...my favorite thing about Spring...how 'bout Spring break? I work at an elementary school so that means a week off work. No, I'm kidding. My favorite thing about spring is when the bulbs start blooming in my rock garden. I love the early spring flowers!!
Heather L.

Debbi said...

there IS spring in Florida, even if it doesn't last long...my fav part is all the busy birds tending to their nests (this year we have a nest in one of our flower boxes, right under a window...the mama is pretty hidden by the flowers...impatiens, but it's tough to water around the nest)

thanks for another chance to win!
WHEN will you open an Etsy shop....you'll make BIG $$$

Margie_CO said...

I love the fresh, new smell of spring - from that cool, almost sweet smell of the air itself to the beautiful scents that signal the new life sprouting from the ground - my favorite this time of year is hyacinth.

I also love the sounds of the birds chirping outside my office window and seeing the nest(s) that the birds around our home have taken to building in the wreaths we have near the front and back doors. It's especially fun to watch their little heads peak out as the grow and then to see how they are taught to fly.

Also, it's the beginning of Porch weather!! As soon as it is warm enough for me to sit on the porch (front or side) to read in the warm Spring sun I will be out there (I will enjoy it as long as I can - sometimes right into November). When I was in Jr High and High school a neighbor of ours used to know that Spring/Fall had arrived when she saw me sitting on our front porch reading. . . I love my porch!

Happy Spring to all!

~lizchristiansen said...

I love spring for all of the new life that sprouts and springs. No pun intended.

Tara said...

Hi Vicki!! It's my first time visiting your blog and I love it - it's absolutely beautiful.

My favorite thing about Spring in Canada is the longer days... taking my dogs out for a walk after dinner just wearing a sweater. LOVE IT!!! (and my dogs love it too!!)

xo
tara

FrenchGardenHouse said...

I Love Spring because it inspires such HOPE! Spring is the ultimate visual picture of how, even after things look really bleak, and everything alive has practically withered away ~to death~ somewhere inside is still a little spark of life.

Spring renews life, gives us hope, and the knowledge that with God's help, our life can once again be joyful. Birds will sing, flowers will burst open with a dazzling array of color and scent, the sun will shine, and new experiences and friends are just around the corner!

Lidy

alteredaimee said...

Pink crab apple blossoms against the sapphire sky, the little sprouts of green peeping from under the rocks and fallen trees. These are my favorite spring things!!!

Scrapthatpaper said...

Such a fun question! My favorite thing about Spring is COLOR! The blooming flowers, the smell of them, the color of the leaves opening.. ALL of them hold such beautiful color.. After a long some what colorless winter its great to see the world bloom with beauty!! :D

Linda Yamakido said...

hmmm,, let's see,,, I think it must be the bed of blooming freesias next to my front door,,, My Dad planted them for me on my birthday 10 years ago,,, Dad has been gone 7 years now(on my birthday) I love them,,, the scent of them fills my house in the earily morning hours(southern Californian here, we sleep with our doors open)Brings lots of loving memories with them....

StaceyM said...

Spring! It is one of my favorite seasons. I actually love the smell of the rain that spring brings. That breath of fresh air that permeates off of the new green grass after the first spring rain is so refreshing.

Spring reinvents me as well as the earth around me.

When I walk out the door with my 6 year old son to take him to the bus stop....the world around me is oh so quiet except for the sweet sounds of chirps from all the birds in the blossoming trees. The skies are golden and everything is fresh.

Yep, I love spring. With it comes new beginnings and excitement. That's what keeps me going strong and reinventing myself by being me!

(now I really need to do a layout about this!!!) LOL

Thanks for making me think and journal!

The Feathered Nest said...

I love Spring and the teeny, tiny leaves that peek out of every branch. I love looking out the window and seeing the robins pecking into the ground for breakfast. I love the cool mornings and pleasant afternoons. I love a freshly planted pot of flowers, with dark dirt from the first drink of water in it's new home. I love that "behold, all things are new" again, what a wonderful promise we have to look forward to each and every year. How could you not just love Spring?!
Dawn :)

Ila said...

What I love about Spring - the fresh air - walking on pavement and sidewalks - the extended daylight hours - waiting for things to bud and bloom - warmer temps - not having to wear so much outer wear and having my coffee outside on the swing!

Elaine said...

I love all of the spring flowers!!!!

Amy said...

oooohhhhh, beautiful! I can see all these beautiful things on a handmade card! My favorite thing in the spring is the wonderful weather and waking up to the chirping birds in the morning sitting outside my open window!

Thank you! I LOVE your blog!

Amy

Tam said...

I love Spring! I love watching the flowers bloom and plants making their way out from under the earth! What I love the most about Spring is zoo trips! I love walking around the zoo listening to all of the birds and animals, obviously celebrating spring's arrival!

~Lana B.~ said...

How did I miss this? I ready your blog every day. Well, I would have to say the smells of spring are the best. After a long musty winter all couped up inside, flowers and things blooming just make you want to take a big deep breath and let the sun hit your face and take it all in!
THanks a million!!
~Lana B.~
lanastamps on SCS

Maddy said...

Vic - love your spring goodies...

I love spring b/c I actually can enjoy the outdoors in FL. It's already into the high 80s here and so it won't be long before we're back inside in the good ole a/c. So, this is a lovely chance to enjoy the FL outdoors. Oh yeah, and the pool is starting to heat up a little - which is a nice treat. I won't get in until it's at least high 70s.

happy spring to you, Vic!

SmilynStef said...

For me, it's the tulips ... unfortunately our freezing temps and freak spring snow storms have zapped mine this year.