Saturday, August 02, 2008

Blog Candy/ Giveaway

I'm feeling pretty bad since it's been a fairly "non creative" week on the ol blog.. so I thought a giveaway would be only fair. lol
This week I'll be giving away these to Image and Journal Books from Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage.. The "Halloween" an the "Girlfriends". The giveaway starts today and I'll draw for a winner on next Friday ( Aug 8th).
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(then starting next weekend I'll start the giveaway for the two other new Image and Journal books..."Christmas" and "Little Dolls". I'll post more about that next weekend.)

So... if you want you name in for a chance at these.. all you have to do it post a comment here in this post.

*** thanks to Crafty Secrets for making this possible!
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Well, I have to say thanks to all of you for giving me feedback on the "music" thing. I got so many emails from bloggers that I hadn't had a chance to meet before.. it was really fun. After thinking about it for a bit... I decided to put the music back... but move it closer to the top , so for those would prefer not the have it on.... the pause button is close and easy to get to quickly. I set it to rotate , so something different will play each visit... or you can click on what you would like to listen to.

Even though I don't have a musical bone in my body.. music is a huge part of who I am. I love so many different kinds of music.. and just as my art on my blog makes up part of who I am.. so does the music... so for now.. it's here .. like my art... just to share.

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Well, after yesterday, I think I'm going to have to slow down and look at things a bit more carefully. The wedding I thought was last night.. is actually next Friday. hahah Oh brother. Glad thing I realized it before I got to far into the day.
I am SURE that I do have a wedding tonight!!!... so I better go start getting things ready.
Hope you all have a wonderful day!

138 comments:

Elaine said...

Awww, Vicki, you don't need to do that! But if you must....LOL. I love whatever you make, whenever you make it! In other words, you're worth waiting for ;-)

stampqueen said...

Hiya girl,
I love the noncrafty posts just as well as the crafty ones. Glad your Mamma is doing well!!! Love seeing pics from home now and then too :).
Take Care
Tera

Dee said...

I love looking at your art! It makes me Happy too! =0) I was introduced to your blog by another admirer and I have passed your link along to others! You have a great creative mind!

Anonymous said...

What a great give away. Love Crafty Secrets!!!

Enjoy the day--doing whatever-

Michaele said...

Wow Vicki, what a wonderful giveaway! I had to laugh and sigh with relief as I read through the rest of your post though- I've lost two days this week, and yet somehow this week has been the longest EVER. Not that I wish something like that on anyone, but it's reassuring to know it's not just ME.

:)

Michaele

Gail S. said...

Blog Candy - Yeah!! I think the heat is making us all Non-Creative! Who wants to work while it is hot...besides you have been busy with your Mom. Anyways thanks for a chance to win! Gail S.

Sharon in NE said...

Your posts always make me smile. The thing about the wedding is SO me. (Only I may be a week behind...) You just have to sit down and enjoy a Diet Mt. Dew. Its summer. You're allowed to be a little lazy. Now don't make me have to come there and force you to relax.

harrahx2 said...

Vicki, bless you for returning the music. I love coming to your site and hearing it and like I mentioned before, even my husband smiles when I click on your site and the music comes up. It just is wonderful and I thank you for the music, the sharing the caring and the love you share on this site. Believe me, when the music was gone, I still love you but was so sad!

Doris said...

great giveaway! pick me:)

Pattie Brown said...

I love the cards you have made with this journal books. I hope I win. Thanks! Pattie Brown

The Rambling Papercrafter said...

I love those wonderful pads. What a great thing for you to do. I have had a couple of times this week that I forgot what day it was. I am still backwards and upside down from the move. Hopefully things will start to become less screwed up for me. Have a good rest of the weekend!

Linda said...

Hi,
So glad you added the music...thanks! Have a good Sunday! Linda

Anonymous said...

I enjoy your friendly blog! Thanks for sharing it with us.
C Burke

Fran M said...

Love the Crafty Secrets items and hope I win. Glad your mom is doing well and hope you enjoy the wedding.

Amanda From: AJ's In-Sanity Center said...

I enjoy the "get-a-way" from reality when I blog hop. My life gets so hectic and totally over done that I just need to get away. I love reading about what happens in everyone elses lives. ;)

Jennie said...

Hi Vicki, it was nice meeting you at CHA. I finally get to meet you in person and put a face to the blog. I feel like you right now with going to CHA. I think my brain is on overload. Take care and glad to hear your mom is doing good,

Rainy said...

I'm glad you left your music on, I have always enjoyed your mix and sometimes leave it on while I sit here and do other things at the computer. I love what you do with all the Crafty Secrets products.

quitecontrary1977 said...

i love seeing your craft projects! and this is the cutest giveawaystuff!!

Bunny B said...

Awww, Vicki! That's so sweet!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! xxx

Scrappy Jessi said...

oooh la la the new stuff is so cute.
i can't wait to see it in person!!
oxoxo,
jessi

Amy said...

What a fun layaway, thank you for doing that, it would be a wonderful pick me up for anyone!

Linda said...

Hi,
Glad the music is back!
Have a great Sunday. Linda

Anonymous said...

Hay Vicki, how it going it is very hot here in louisiana. I would love to win the new stuff it looks great.
Take Care
Trudy

Sophia said...

Nice give away! All the journaling pads look great. Thanks for putting together such a nice blog!

Swede said...

Vicki, I love your blog and RAK's. Wonderful giveaways. Thanks for sharing.

Chris said...

those are awesome what a generous giveaway. I have never tried these yet and would love to give them a new home;)

Georgia said...

The giveaway is so much fun! Thanks for thinking of us, and, I I love looking at all your creating and your spirit lifts my spirit!

Micki said...

Vicki:

I love those Journal notes! CS stuff is just SO cute!!!

RaeAnn said...

These Crafty Secrets items are on my wish...how convenient! Love your blog, thanks for the chance!

Lori said...

Hooray for blog candy!!!

LOVE your blog! Such an inspiration! Thanks for sharing!

Lori

A Robin's Nest said...

Vicki - I LOVE those Crafty Secrets Image and Journal Books! So many possibilities for creating with them. Thanks for the Giveaway! Take Care - Robin

Toni K said...

Thanks for the chance to win! I love music, and like you I have not a musical bone in my body. It's nice to hear when I got to your blog!

Scrappin Cheryl said...

Wow Vicki! I love these, what great blog candy! I love sharing your life in your posts - you have a great family and your work is awesome!

Thanks for everything you do and share!

Vicki said...

Hurray! The music is back! I love blog hoppin' and listening to everyone's different selections of music. The Journal notes are wonderful! You always have such fun giveaways!

Scrapthat said...

That's what I love about Crafty Secret's Heartwarming Vintage...it is what the name says Heartwarming Vintage...as a lover of Vintage looking Ephemera I never get tired of looking at these products!!
:0)
Dolly

everythingisgood_kim said...

I enjoy stopping by for creative inspiration, general musings, all while listening to some great tunes!
Enjoy & Thanks

Kim

rose said...

oh you know me I love it be it crafty or just everyday chatter .
So glad the music is back yeah!
Oh now I so love these new additions to the journaling pads
ROFL!! week early for wedding

TheTatums said...

Oooooo, I'm working on Halloween right now. But would love winning either one.

janel said...

I know that whoever wins these Image sets will love them...they are great! It felt like home when I opened your blog and the music started....I am glad it is back on.
Laughing about the day mix-up. I took L. to a birthday party once, and all the kids were walking out the door...I had the wrong time. I understand about slowing ourselves down.
Enjoy your Sunday!
hugs

Viv (VivLyn) said...

I don't usually listen to the music but noticed Petula Clark was on so clicked off mute. I can remember going to see her in concert back in 1967! She was wonderful! Add me to the drawing as I love those Crafty Secrets books. Thanks for sharing!

Rae C. said...

These stamps and your cards are adorable--so yes, I'd love to "win" them. Thanks for the chance!

Sandie Luck said...

What fun it is to see these fun journal pages used in unique ways. So inspiring!!!
THANKS abunch for sharing~!!!
Joyfully.....~Sandie

Michelle said...

what a nice little set for blog candy! I can't beleive fall is on the way already!

harrahx2 said...

Click on your web site and BIG GRIN :^} as I hear the music. Glad your mom is doing so well and thanks so much for sharing, the craft, the music and the family. Love it all.

Miss Shawn said...

Vicki~
It's the heat. That's my excuse for everything now. It's the heat. Went Walmart yesterday and couldn't hardly figure out how to pay the cashier! So, just blame it on the heat. I get horrible migraines/headache too, esp in this weather. Remind me to tell you how I'm beating them. Oh and pick me, ooh,ooh, pick me!

Shawn said...

I do that all the time! I have a calendar now on the fridge so I don't do it as often :) Love all the new crafty secrets, I wish our local lss would carry their stuff! Take care and it's getting close the the 16th!! :)

cards4u said...

Thanks for the chance to play! I have one of the journal books and they are great!

Linda H said...

Linda in Florida...
Love Love Love your Blog! and your music! both inspire me when in my craft room late at night...
Thank you for all of your
"Crafty Secrets"
Linda :)

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a great giveaway! I just recently discovered your blog and I love the inspiration, thanks for sharing, kim

Down Memory Lane said...

I am always inspired by reading your blog. Thank you for sharing your creativity and your life with us!

Elly said...

Wow, I'm not the first to react, I see!!! Your give away is sóóó cute!!! Count me in, and I keep my fingers crossed!

Anonymous said...

Oh wow! I love these new Crafty Secrets Booklets. Thanks for offering blog candy! Imogene

windycindy said...

Hello! How very kind of you to sponsor this fun giveaway prize drawing. I love all of the items! Please enter me in your drawing.
Many thanks and have a great upcoming week.....Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

J. Harmon said...

I love your blog, I can always rely on you for tons of inspiration. The giveaway is icing on the cake!!

Chris said...

I love blog candy. I think it is really cool that you give awesome prizes to people you don't even know. YAY!

Carman said...

Love reading your blog no matter what you post! Great giveaway...enter my name please!

Country Liv . . . said...

Woo Hoo! Crafty Secrets cannot be found in my area, so . . . I'm throwing two hats in the ring! Thanks Vicki.

Hey you must be getting my old age disease-forgetfulness! Two weddings in one weekend was just too much anyway! LOL! Did you ship sweet Momma back to her house? Hope not!

Hugs,
Liv

Ragamuffin Gal said...

I love the girlfriends stickers! I must get me some of those ~ can't wait! Hope your life will slow down this week ~ take care! Blessings, Katie

kat said...

Awesome giveaway. I am one of your regular blog stalkers.

kat

Connie Carpenter Macko said...

oh! you always have the neatest stuff! (and if you pick my name it will be a birthday present on Friday!) keep up the posts - any kind... I love to stop in!

monica said...

Hi Vicki, count me in on the swap. It's good to be back to blogging and good to hear from you. I'm glad to know I'm not the only forgetful one. Last week I missed a baby shower thinking it was the following week. Duh!
-M-

Mary Anne in NJ said...

Thanks for the chance to win Crafty Secrets products..love them..and love your blog...

Estelle said...

Ooo ooo! Pick me! Pick me! No, really...I love your blog. It truly inspires me.

KardKrazy said...

That Halloween booklet looks so awesome!
(The music is fine -- it's not blasting:)

Catherine said...

Wow, whoever wins is going to be so happy, I love my Crafty Secrets!!

2 Much Farm Primitives said...

Great giveaway!! Please enter me!!

Vic

Herbal Tonya here said...

i am really enjoying your blog. very inspirational- just found it. the journals look great!
hopefully your creativity will return soon ;-) !

Dru said...

Anything Crafty Secrets is amazing, and so are your cards. I love these new products

muscade_ge said...

I love those pads. Well, i love the Crafty Secrets items.

Your work with these journal books is great.

Thanks for sharing

dolls123 said...

Thanks for the chance

luckydolls123[at]verizon[dot]net

Sheila R said...

What a wonderful giveaway! Just love those images!

Nancy said...

Great giveaway. I would love to win. You have a great blog. Nancy Pl.

kat said...

I LOVE Crafty Secrets and, especially, the Christmas items. Guess I'm getting old cuz they remind me of my youth!

Anonymous said...

I would love to win some blog candy. I really like all that I've seen thus far. Thanks for the chance to win these wonderful items! Deb

Terry said...

I love anything Crafty Secrets, they rock my house!

Scossie Jane said...

Love your creations, you are so full of inspiration, I keep coming back. Love your give away, too generous xx

PS music is great!!!

Lori said...

Pure Cuteness~~~ That is all I can say about that!!!!

Lori

V said...

Oh I love that cute little Halloween book! No need to feel crafty all the time. I love your non-crafty posts, your Neely updates and everything in between!

V

Char-,aka: The Mad Shopper said...

These are great. What a generous giveaway. I have never tried these yet and would love to. Thanks for the chance.

harrahx2 said...

Beautiful cards and immense talent.

kat said...

love your work girl! cool giveaway.

kat

Scrap for Joy said...

Oh Vicki, the new Journaling booklets are so cute and your Christmas cards are "simply" adorable. Love to hear about your family and your "Adventures in Vickiland"! Have fun with Nathanial tomorrow-kids never get as hot as we do.
~Joyce

Bevie Pearl said...

Vicki, It is so generous of you to have a Crafty Secrets blog candy give away. :)

Raquites said...

It's been awhile since I stopped by. Love the Christmas cards you created for your class. Thanks for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

I love Crafty Secrets designs and I think the Halloween ones are especially delightful! Thanks....
MollyK. Barry at rom-obo@hotmail.com

SpottedonEtsy said...

Thanks for this giveaway! I hate it when I have a creativity slump! I then look to my 11 year old niece and she gives me hundreds of ideas!

Tabitha W. said...

so glad you brought the music back, if that's what makes you happy :)

btw, you've been tagged. the details are on my blog if you care to play along.

lois said...

Thanks for another great opportunity to win something so awesome!!! Also, thanks for bringing the music back....you are such an inspiration to us all...lois

lois said...

I just posted my comment but it's not there...here's another - Thanks for the opportunity to win something so special and thanks again for the music:) Lois

BrineS said...

Love the blog candy! You are so sweet!

dbstout{at}juno{dot}com

Angela said...

Hello...

please enter me in the drawing...and can you do a blog tutorial on how to tie a pretty knot? You tie the best knots, seriously!!!

Angela P

Sarah said...

I have been wanting this Halloween booklet since the sneak peek of it in Arlington! It is so cute!! Keeping my fingers crossed.

Mary Anne in NJ said...

Thanks for the chance to win blog candy..

Julie S said...

Love your blog and your pretty samples. Keep up the beautiful work. Julie S

Rhonda said...

I love your blog, blog candy and wonderful art...... keep on keeping on!!!

rhondalou72@yahoo.com

KatyJo said...

Vicki,
I'm so glad you and Nathaniel had a good time at the zoo...that kid is too cute! Sounds like he must love you a whole bunch too, to go along with the Hobby Lobby visit!!
I'm starting up a blog myself...I think in big part due to your influence! Mine is mostly for a writing outlet, but who knows, maybe I'll get creative too! Thanks for sharing with us!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW, Vicki, what a generous give away!! I have both of these booklets on my wish list so, one way or another I HAVE TO HAVE THEM!! All the new products are fabulous! Your blog is awesome ... thanks for sharing your talents!!

Christian said...

I love me a good giveaway! Thanks!

~Sasha Farina~ said...

I love your music V!! great giveaway too!

Cassie said...

Thanks for the opportunity!
I love reading your blog!

Juliana said...

what a fun give away!!
Your art makes me happy, too!

Heather said...

Thanks so much for the chance at the wonderful blog candy :) Love the blog!!!!

SweetBellaBug said...

I'm so glad that you have/make the time to update your blog so often! It's such a wonderful place to go for great inspiration! Thank you!
~Bethanie

Becky said...

It was like coming home today - Coming to your blog and the MUSIC is back! THANK YOU - THANK YOU - THANK YOU! Great cards you made with the journal books.

Annie said...

Those are so cute! I was just commenting to my husband that I need some un-interrupted time in my scrap room. I've been uncrafty lately.

Anonymous said...

love to look at your blog it is always full of inspriration. you are one talented lady.
brenda
scrapinaddict@clearwire.net

Deb Neerman said...

These are great; love 'em!

Love your blog, I'm an email subscriber ... thanks for all the inspiration!

~Hugs, Deb

Shannon said...

I love reading your blog. It always gives me great ideas and inspirations. Also, I love Crafty Secrets, it's the best!

Precious Treasures said...

Always love Crafty Secrets.

Carol - scrappinheaven@yahoo.com said...

Thanks for the great giveaway. I totally understand not feeling crafty. I've been going through a "crafters" block for a little while now. Maybe winning some blog candy will help...lol.

Bluemoon said...

Love those vintage ladies! Wow, thank you. Have a wonderful 8/8/08! :)

Book Bling said...

Such great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

luvhymns said...

I love the ol' timey Santa cards, they bring me back to the days of my Grandparents and my Great Grandfather whom I adored. I sit back and remember our times together as an itty bitty filled with love and awe.

Lori Fili said...

Amazing artwork!

DebbyG said...

Everything from Heartwarming Vintage is so great!

Peggy said...

I was having a flashback of my childhood when the Carpenters started playing! Love your style and thankful you are willing to share it with us.

Peggy

Amy Johnson said...

Wow! What a great giveaway! I hope I win!

sallymi said...

WOW a great give away, love these designs and hope for a chance to win them
sallymi

Debbi said...

Can't say I ever won anything from these giveaways on the blogs.....but the inspiration of everyone's ideas and projects are a gift in themselves. Love your blog.
Debbi M.

~Chris~ said...

Thanks for the great Candy.. Love your Blog

Jenny said...

Yeah! VERY cute stuff and soooo inspiring - love it all! Thanks for a fun giveaway!
Jenny {thedoerrs@hotmail.com}
www.peekabookitty.etsy.com

Anonymous said...

I have jumped feet first back into scrapbooking after spending 3 years making cards and mini scrap projects. I am anxious to use the notebooks for journaling and see there are some new things I will be ordering soon from Crafty Secrets as well! Thanks for the opportunity!

Trudi

Bev said...

Thanks for sharing all your projects! I'm glad I have you as a "favorite" for inspiration!

stampinc said...

Oh my GOSH! I hope I'm not to late for this sweet candy. Thanks for a chance.

josie said...

Love Crafty Secrets, and Heartwarming Vintage. Didn't know how to post so have lost out on all the giveaways.Think I might have the hang of it now.

Angie said...

I Love Love Love Crafty secrets stuff so I hope u pick me!!!
Thanks!

Angie

Dorothy said...

I love everyone's art work. In fact, my house work isn't done - it isn't even started because I spend so much time looking at all of your wonderful ideas. Thanks!

Pambi7 said...

Vicki,

I hope I am not too late for the drawing. I absolutely love these books. Thank you for being so sweet and sharing your treasures.

Pam

Pambi7 said...

Vicki,

I hope I am not too late. I love Crafty Secrets everythink! Thank you for being so sweet and sharing your treasures.

Pambi7

Billie said...

I love you blog. Your creative ideas are alwasy fun to see.

Karrie O. said...

Me Want BLOG CANDYYY!!! LOL
Love your creativity!!!

sdybash@carolina.rr.com said...

What fun! I love to create art!

Shari said...

Love your blog and creations!!

Anonymous said...

I like what I see! I am new to your blog site. Thanks for all your inspiration!

Chris R. from Iowa

Julie said...

Wonderful,Wonderful!
Julie
mjlkopp@aol.com

Gracie and Fred's Grandma said...

Thanks for the music and for all the beautiful things your share. What a thrill for they eyes, and now the ears, as well. Love the Crafty Secrets.

Judy King said...

Hey Vicki,
Your stuff just keeps getting better and better. I miss seeing you, it has been a long time. Come see us at Camp Calvin Crest in November, we would love seeing you and your sis.
Keep up the good work. Love ya, Judy King

Anonymous said...

Wonderful ideas Vicki. Love the vintage stuff. Must be my age showing.
Laurie
gardenfarey@hotmail.com