Monday, March 30, 2009

Giveaway... second part

First I have to share something fun.... I'm oh so tickled to have the cover of "Somerset Memories",April/May issue. And especially happy that it's the fabric and paper book I created with photos of my family. The man and woman (far right on the photo) are my Great Grand Parents. There are photos of some of the other pages inside this issue.. and the rest are going to be up on stampingtons website. I don't see it there yet.. but I'll link it when it is.


Today was a "catch up day" around here. I finished up packing kits and getting them mailed. A little laundry, unloading the dishwasher, vacuuming .. all that fun stuff. Wes stopped by for a couple hours. He's gone now .. so the pups are "being sad". Oh..they LOVE it when he's here. They know he'll give them some major play time. lol

Didn't see Jarad, but chatted with him on the phone today. He and Kate went out of town for a fancy party weekend for her work On Sat and Sun. Sounds like they had a good time. I give that girl credit, she can get him to get a haircut and chin hair trim... easier than I ever could. YAY! If you've got some photos Kate... you need to share. lol

All the painting is done now..thank Goodness. I know Dan was getting tired of painting. I love the freshly painted walls. Although the "Pond Lily" blue I chose for out bedroom is a bit "bluer" than I was hoping, when all was said and done. I'm hoping the brown accents will tone it down some.

Any way... on to the giveaway.....

I promised that this week I would giveaway the other three , of the NEW "Creative Scraps" from Crafty Secrets.... There are six different sheets .. last week I gave away three and this week I'm giving away the other three. I'll draw three names this Friday. One person will win the Vacation sheet, one person will win the Girlfriends sheet, and, One person will win the Calendar sheet. You have from now until Friday morning to leave a comment in this post, if you'd like your name put in for the drawing for a chance to win one of these sheets.( you can see below...each actually comes with two different sheets back to back.)

Girlfriends


Vacation

Calendar


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Okay... I cant close with out sharing this photo! I was talking with my friend Sandy .. (who is such positive person...her glass is always half full, not half empty)... and we were talking about how much attitude and thinking positive can help in daily life. We probably started talking about it because I was saying how much a dislike the fact that I feel like I'm always saying... "oh I have so much to get done", "lifes so busy", or "I'm so tired" ... lol Really, I'm try to stop... because it certainly doesn't help you feel any better. Right? lol Well, she was saying she has this new Mantra.. and that you're supposed to print it off and put it in different places around the house. If nothing else.. It's a reminder to me when I see it to think positive thoughts! .. and to be thankful for all the good things in my life!
But I gotta tell ya... it does kind of make me laugh when I walk in the bathroom and see it hanging on the mirror.
Oh .. trust me... Wes had a hay day with this one. lol
I just had to share! lol

66 comments:

Rainy said...

Congratulations on the Cover! Is this your first cover for this magazine? It's like WOW! I like the notes around the house. Like you I also am the only girl with three guys and they would really give me grief on this one. LOL Hugs

Jessica said...

Congratulations, Vicki! Your album looks beautiful, no wonder they chose it for the cover!

Bev said...

WOW Somerset Cover!! You are so deserving! I love it!

So, comm'on & pick me for one of those great Crafty Secret sheets - I love them all!!

Thanks!

Linda B said...

\Too funny! Don't take the bathroom sign so literally! LOL You need some positive affirmations to say every day, to replace the other things you've been saying. (Don't I sound like I know what I'm talking about:) Anywhoski, I think your a very positive person so you really have nothing to worrty about;.

janel said...

What a beautiful cover..and what a tribute to a great family. A treasure for sure.
So happy the weekend was great, and I like your idea...a visual reminder is always great...just don't end up thinking you need to "alter" that reminder. LOL

Anonymous said...

I love Crafty Secrets products! Thanks for the chance to win some.
C. Burke

Cher said...

ohhhhhhh u are on my favorite magazine! Congrads to you..u deserve to be there as your work is lovely! I mean really pretty! i would love to win ...I like them all for sure. I do follow and have sent a few folks to your blog already...ty for the chance...cher

Elaine said...

That's great to hear you're on the cover!! I always knew you were a COVER GIRL! ;-)
I like that positive thinking signage as well...although some mornings I'm sure I'd feel like tearing it down! lol

TattingChic said...

Congratulations for your work being on the cover! Wow, that must be super exciting!

The giveaway gifts are darling!:)

Nat said...

AHHH this is awesome Congrats Sweets!!!!! I wish I could have been able to buy it when I was there.

Tabitha W. said...

i'm a huge believer in mind over matter! although i often need to remind myself of this when i get overwhelmed, lol. congrats on the cover!

p.s.-please don't include me in the giveaway. i don't touch paper enough these days to take away a chance from someone else. just wanted to add my 2 cents on your post :)

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Congratulations, Vicki, that is an absolutely gorgeous piece of art on the cover!

Georgia said...

You are a Cover Girl! Congrats on the Somerset Cover and thank you for the givaway opportunity. I LOVE all of those sheets!

LauraB said...

wonderful recognition for your artwork and your family-huge congrats!!
thank you for this generous gieaway.
have a great week!

Cassie said...

Congratulations on the cover! I would love to win a Crafty Secret Prize!! They look fabulous!!

Mary Anne in NJ said...

COngratulations on the cover...how great is that! (but not surprising looking at your blog full of creative ideas...Congratulations again..Have to go out and get that boot!

Lori said...

CONGRATULATIONS on making the cover of Somerset Memories! Love that magazine!

I think this is the time of year where everyone feels a little bogged down with all the things that needs to get done - spring cleaning, summer events, vacations, etc....So I like your note idea! Just starting is half the battle...thanks for the inspiration!

Thanks for the give-away opportunity! These sheets are AWESOME!

Robin said...

Congrats on your beautiful work being published on the cover of Somerset! I think all of your work should be published...you are sooo talented. Thanks for the second opportunity on the giveaway. I do so love everything from Crafty Secrets! That calendar sheet is simply gorgeous and I would love the opportunity to win it! Love your inspirational note in the bathroom. LOL

Take Care - Robin

cards4u said...

Congrats on being on the front page - can't wait to see it! It's good to know everything is working out perfect : ) Thanks also for the chance to play - the scraps look like a lot of fun!

Have A Great Day!

alissa said...

congrats on your cover! it is beautiful!! looks like you had a great day creating at becky's. i hope that you have another and that i would be able to come.

Jillisgram said...

Wow --- congrats! Your work is so deserving.
Love those Crafty Secret sheets. I'm thinking positive!

Jessica said...

Great cover! Love the giveaways too!

Jessica

Pattyjo said...

Somerset is a really cool magazine and you are on that too! You amaze ma Vic...just amaze me!
Pattyjo :-)

cheryl McAdam said...

Hi Miss Vicky, that project on the cover of Somerset is absolutely stunning, I'm running out today to get a copy for myself. Your work is so inspiring. I'm going to put one of those signs on my scrappy room door, lol.

Corinna said...

Just wanted to say aside from your work being FABULOUS, that I love how you shared the note and it totally makes me want to go hang it up in my own house. I just might. LOL

Corinna
www.myscrapbooklife.com

Cassi said...

Congrats on making the cover of Somerset, what an accomplishment! Thanks also for the CS giveaway. Last night I ordered some CS stamps: Favorite Fellas, Coffee & Tea, and Fishing Buds I'm looking forward to receving them :)

Nancy said...

WOW, on the cover!! So cool! Congratulations. I can't wait to get the magazine. I am a daily follower of your blog and am excited to throw my name in for your next giveaway.
fnhunter@cox.net

harrahx2 said...

You richly deserve the cover because your art is always amazing. I love the positivity of that statement! I bought my husband a sign that says Just Do Your Best and I remind him all the time that is all we can give one another, our best! Smiling your way....

stampqueen said...

Congradulations on your cover!!!! I love the sign - may have to hang one in MY bathroom too - course I may just have to scale it done and laminate it so I can carry it in my pocket at work too!!!! (cause I durn well shouldn't complain that business is booming, sad as that is...)
Love those sheets from Crafty Secrets!!!!

Amy Teets said...

Congrats on the cover!!!

hollystar said...

LOVE those sheets and CONGRATULATIONS on the cover! thats HUGE!!!!

Dana C said...

I Love them all. They are so cooool.I hope my name is picked.LOL LOL Good Luck everyone.

Debbie Kaste said...

Congrats Vicki! Your artwork is always amazing and gorgeous - very worthy of "cover" status.
Please enter my name in your drawing. I'd love ANY of those sheets. Thanks for the chance... Hugs, Debbie K.

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Congratulations! What an honor!!
I would love to be entered for your fun giveaway too.

I love reading your blog as I too am from NE.

Anonymous said...

Love your blog candy! Please enter me into the drawing....MollyK. at rom-obo@hotmail.com

Catherine said...

That is so awesome VIC---congratulations!! I'm so proud of you, can't wait to see it in the store! My Mantra is: chocolate really makes me sick, it really does :-) have a great night.

she dreams big! said...

Love them - want them - hope I win them! Congrats on your creativity being rewarded by getting the cover.

she dreams big! said...

Love the papers - want the papers - hope I win the papers! Congrats on being rewarded for your creativity on the cover!

City Girl Scrapper said...

I love, love, love your blog.. not sure how I found it but now its in my favorites !! Going tomorrow to buy the Somerset magazine.. can't wait to see the rest of your album ! Keep up the positive thoughts...

~Sasha Farina~ said...

hello my sweet girl... congrats on the cover of Somerset! I dig that album! you're so rockin' this vintagey style! *hugs*

LindaC said...

Beautiful cover...Congratulations!
Linda

Theresa said...

Wow! Your cover looks great!!! I can't wait to see it. I just LOVE that magazine!

The giveaway is wonderful!! I love the new stuff!!!! Thanks for sharing.

DeniseLynn said...

OH my Gosh ... you're on the cover!!! Oh I'm bouncin up and down here in Michigan. Hip Hip Hooray!!! So happy for you.

Katherine said...

WoW! Congrats on the gorgeous cover!

rose said...

oh congratulations oon front cover of somerset mags,beautiful book!
yeah so I wished I had never read everything is going to be perfect lol! everything went wrong,so now I`m going round everything is going to be perfect,even though I
nothing is going right!

Deb Neerman said...

Wooohooo! You're a cover girl!!! I'm thrilled for you, Vicki!! Way to go!

ROFL about the sign in the bathroom ... so appropriate in there! LOLO!

Congrats on your cover!!

~Hugs, Deb

ivy said...

Vicki, Congratulations on the cover...it is one of my favourite magazines. I cant wait to see the rest of that fantastic looking album.Love to win a prize-those Crafty Secret sheets are awesome!!
Hugs,
Ivy

Ingvild Bolme (Spinnvild) said...

Wao, huge congrats with the cover! Really, really well deserved! You have so much talent and creativity that you belongs on some covers!

AliGripp said...

Long time no post! I am so happy for your cover! I would not expect any less from you!

Elly said...

Like the little mantra!!! I think it will work for me too!!! And of course I wanna join the give away, you know my love for Crafty Secrets!
And ooowwww... Vicki, you're in THE somerset!!! Great job girl! And on the cover, that's an honour!
But you've absolutely deserved it!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the cover!
Always glorious work, thank you for the inspiration.

annemk said...

Love anything from Crafty Secrets!!
Thanks

StampinCathy said...

Congrats on being pubished on the cover. Wow you must be on cloud 9! It's beautiful and so inspiring. Thanks for a chance at this fabulous celebration candy.

Country Liv . . . said...

You crack me up girl! I NEED to have that on my bathroom mirror!
Congrats on the cover (ho hum . . . another cover. Well, I'm just perfect!) Just kidding!
Big hugs and thanks for the prayers for my Kim,
Liv

Montse said...

i love your blog, i finished in it sometime ago looking for a thing on google and i fell in love with your work. I think that "this arts make everybody who look at it happy" ;)
congratulations for the cover :)

sorry for my english :) i'm from Barcelona (Spain) and my english level is not the best hohoho

Rhonda said...

Love your blog, ideas, creativity and generosity.
Thanks,
rhondalou72@yahoo.com

Darcy from PinkPersimmon.com said...

Congrats on the cover Vicki! That is awesome!

Karin said...

Hi Vicki! I was sitting next to Michelle whe you called her on Tuesday....I told her to tell you how much I love the new Crafty Secrets line. I'm sure she forgot .... Anyway, I adore your stuff! I use it all the time in my designs....thanks so much for all the inspiration! Karin

Anonymous said...

wow! great cover! they are sure to sell lots of that magazine with your work on the cover!
your giveaways are always great! thanks for the chance to win!
dmd408

Sophia said...

Congrats on the cover of Stampington--I can get lost for hours in any of their publications. And always love anything Crafty Secrets.

Creative Mish said...

Love the magazine cover! nice!
and those crafty secret products look so fun!

ciki said...

I truely love the vintage look of those sheets. Thanks for the chance to win a set. You are an amazing artist.
My favorite saying/ispiration quote now is "It's not how many hours you put in...It's what you put into the hours".

sharna said...

Congrats! Loved the old "medical" article.... I found a whole book like that at a yard sale.... My girlfriend and I are yukking it up over some of the instructions.....

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Congrats on being on the cover. I can't wait to see the rest of the photo album.
These sheets are great. Thanks for a chance to win one.

Gail S. said...

Congratulations!!! Thanks for a chance to win so fantastic things!

Connie said...

Love the Cover. Congratulations. I have 3 gandsons and 1 granddaughter under 3 years old. She is the princess. This will have to be one I do for her. Love your work.