Monday, August 29, 2011

It's a good day... for a giveaway!

I was thinking it would be a fun time to host a giveaway.. so here you go...
it's a little something from each of the companies I'm lucky enough to get to design for.  Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage, Fancy Pants Designs, Tattered Angels, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and Vintage Street Market.  If you'd like your name in for a chance to win, all you have to do it leave a comment in this post between now and next Monday Sept.5th.   I'll draw a winner, and announce it that day.


Sharing a card and a few photos from our weekend today.  Vintage Street Market and Unity Stamps teamed up this month for some fun.  You can see all kinds of gorgeous creations from the DT on the Vintage Street Market blog, so be sure to check it out :)

That simple little tricycle image just makes me smile, especially with that punch of color from the fun VSM papers from the "Party Games" Paper Sheets and Tags.
And if that wasn't enough to make me smile... I ran across this picture of Weston on his tricycle when he was a little guy. awwwww   That guy with him??  A member of the band CCR?  No silly..that's my hubby. lol and that's our first dog .. Ralph.  Oh.. and our "first" house. We lived there for 20 years.
   Thankyou 1985 for that precious memory.


While I'm on the subject of all things that make me smile... kids, tricycles, dogs, and rock stars :)   .. how about a sweet picture of Aly visiting Grandma?
Dan and I took Aly to visit Grandma ( mom)  at the care facility this weekend, and I think it made them both happy!

It was another gorgeous weekend... so we even found time take a little drive.  Totally enjoyable. Here's one ..but  I'll share more photos from the ride later.


I hope your week is off to a fantastic start!


:)


111 comments:

Michelle Cummings said...

What a lovely giveaway! Please enter me :)

Cricutbug - Marie said...

Love your tricycle card! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Maggie said...

Woo hoo! I love when you do give aways need me some new goodies :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing the lovely pics of great memories & Thanks for the chance to win

May

ddlady said...

What a lovely giveaway! Loved the tricycle card. And I especially love it when you add your photos.

Lourdes said...

Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful candy!....I'm an old follower of your blog and your works have been such inspiration for me!....

Regards from Spain

Lourdes

Rhonda Lou said...

What lovely loot.... wow! I hope I'm lucky.

Mary Lou Kemp said...

Thank you for the chance to win some great blog candy. I'm keeping my fingers crossed!!

rush said...

the tricycle and sentiment remind me of when i was a little kid. that is what scrapping is about, huh?!!

Gisèle said...

How generous of you, FAB giveaway..Love your art...xoxoox

Margie said...

Wow - what a fantastic giveaway Vicki. Love the card and the pics, especially the one of your Mom, she looks so pleased to see the doggie :)

Peggy said...

I love old pictures and all the memories they bring back. There are a lot of first in those pictures. Love your blog and this is a very generous give-away. Sweet card.
God bless,
Peggy Allen

Julie Higgins said...

I so loved the picture of Wes, Dan, and your dog! What fun awesome memories! Great to see you yesterday:) We need to meet in a parking lot more often....it brightens my day. And thanks so much for my new teacher gift:) You are one-of-kind. It was nice to see your mom again...she is a sweetheart:)

Scrapthat said...

Great pictures!!
I just love the Crafty Secrets that look like seed packets! I would gladly give them a good home! :)
TFS

Sarah said...

Aly sure looks like a sweet companion for your mom. I think they need more visits.
You always have the most generous giveaways...count me in, please.

Nancy said...

Love the photos!! Are you sure that's not a member of CCR??? *lol*

Thanks for the chance to win these wonderful products!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Thanks for the chance at some goodies! Isn't it great what photos do for our memory - and yes, he does look like he belongs in CCR!!

EileenMV said...

Thank you for the chance to win some fab goodies!!!

kathy/North Carolina said...

Ooooh....yummy! The tricycle card is the cutest I've seen in quite a while. Glad Mom is doing better, too! Hope your day brims over with happiness!

Tish Rathman said...

Your Mom is looking good! Thanks for the opportunity to win some fun new things!

Scrapbookdoll said...

nice card!
and love the giveaway!

Jenn said...

Thanks for a chance to win this awesome giveaway!!!!

Mary Anne in NJ said...

What a great giveaway! Thanks so much..and thanks for continuing to share your great ideas!!!

JensTreats.com said...

Isn't it amazing the joy a dog can bring! Love the pics. I always enjoy your emails, what great photos, stories and samples... and crafty stuff(my favorite!).
Thanks for the lovely giveaways too 

Anonymous said...

cute tricycle card, also love your sharing the moments with your family and keeping us updated on how your sweet Mom is doing.

Deb Neerman said...

Hi Vicki! Looks like I picked a great time to visit your blog ... please enter me in your fab give-away!

Love the photos ... and your card project. You always inspire me, Kiddo!

Hope all is well and sending hugs!!!

debbiek said...

Love the photo of your son and hubby, Ms. Vicki. Such beautiful memories. Cute photo of the pup and your Mum. Hope she's doing better. Thanks for the chance to win some goodies! Have a great rest of the week;)

lmb27 said...

What a great giveaway! I love all your ideas, they're so fun.

Susan said...

Vintage fun! And birds! What could be better?

huntla1 said...

The photo of your son on the tricycle is precious! And I am sure both gma and pup were very happy to see each other. Last but not least, I would love to be entered in your drawing for what looks like a great little stash of goodies!

...a/k/a DJScrappiness... said...

Love the photos! My son also had a tricycle like that, so I especially loved that one! Love the goodies in the give-away. Feel free to pick me - tee hee! Thanks!

Debby said...

I love those trikes. I have one in my garage. Kids don't ride them much anymore, do they. I have a photo of my Dad on a trike. He would be 85 now if he was down here on Earth. I think it is amazing that it was a professional photo as it was the only one he ever had as a child. His parents were so poor.

Another great giveaway.

Fly Mom GO! said...

TRIKES! LOVE them!!! I also have 6weeks to recoup from ankle surgery starting tomorrow. Vicki I will need to win to have a successful recovery! lol!

Leann said...

Cool - thanks for the opportunity and for your inspiration my friend!

Love that shot from 85! Remember when right?

Leann

Suzie Button said...

I love all your happy memories that make you smile! I love sifting through the old 1980s pictures to look at my kids, and homes too! Thanks for a sweet giveaway! Susan purrpage3 at verizon dot net

Linda F. said...

Hi, Vicki! I need a creative pick-me-up! Would love to win this! Thanks.

harrahx2 said...

Vic....that picture is so great! It is like looking at your boys when they were children as well as now! What a great memory that will be for them. Mom and pup look quite happy. Hope she is doing better and getting stronger everyday. Hugs.

PugNana said...

Vicki, I just love your style and admire your talent! Have been looking for a long time for a tricycle stamp and now I've found it. Please enter me in this neat giveaway. thanks!

PugNana said...

Vicki, I just love your style and admire your talent! Have been looking for a long time for a tricycle stamp and now I've found it. Please enter me in this neat giveaway. thanks!

Mickie said...

Oh yes I would love to win that great prize!! Picture of Grandma with your dog is precious, I am such a dog lover, lol.

Susan said...

What a cute card. Thanks for the opportunity to win the giveaway.

LauraB said...

Loved the photo of your young men! Aren't old photos great inspiration?!

Kay said...

thanks for the giva away. Beautiful dog

Miss Shawn said...

Vicki, it's been rough week, I could use a surprise. plus I love all that stuff.

PJK said...

I luv Crafty Secrets! An awesome giveaway!

Lois said...

well, first let me say...yes, Dan DOES look as if he is/was in CCR...one of my all time fav bands. Next, thanks for the opportunity for this awesome giveaway...Count me IN!!! so many great products!!!

NanaBeth said...

Such a cute card-I just found a picture of me(very vintage) on my tricycle wearing my cowboy hat.I really need to do a layout with it.Great layout-thanks for the chance to win.

Sheri said...

I enjoy following your blog and seeing all your beautiful projects. Thanks for the chance to win.

Donna said...

Your giveaways are always fantastic---thank you for the opportunity!---and your blog posts and photos always make my day! Happy Labor Day (early!) Creative love to you!

Rene' said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win some fabulous stuff!!

tweetypie said...

Love this giveaway and just love the pictures! Thanks for sharing!

Denise said...

Love seeing your pics and the cute card! Thanks for a chance at the terrific prize.... you get to work with some fun stuff!
DeniseB

Phyllis M. said...

Love all your wonderful photos and your cards too. Thanks for a great giveaway and for a chance to win. Love your blog.

Trece said...

Vicki, this is an amazing giveaway!! I would love to win, so as to have new things to craft with for 30 Days of Lists!!

Country Liv . . . said...

Oh my goodness! Aly looks like she is smiling! How sweet. Your mom looks like she has lost more weight. Give her a gently hug from me.
Hugs,
Liv
PS: don't put my name in for the giveaway, I hardly have time to paper scrap anymore and wouldn't put it to the use it deserves!

Barbara said...

Love that little tricycle card! Cute! Cute!

Sunfairy said...

Fantastic giveaway Vicki, thanks for the chance to play with some terrific goodies!
Love your card...how can you look at a tricycle and not smile with sweet memories?!
Great pic of your dh and ds - I love that red hair! Btw, my dh had that same haircut and mustache, LOL.
Hugs
Ann Marie

Anonymous said...

Cute card. Thanks for the great giveaway!
Jan B.

Trudy's mom said...

Pick me please?

Lana said...

I love your blog its one of my all time favorites, so full of the love of life and your projects are always great!! Look forward to viewing it each day. Your giveaway is awesome!!

Sue A said...

Love the tricycle card you made. I can just see my brother riding his as fast as he could! Thanks for the chance to win some fabulous prizes!

Beth said...

Thanks for the giveaway.

Lin said...

WOWZERS, Vicky, what a bonanza of a giveaway! Thanks for the chance! Loved your picture of your little guy on his trike - ours was purple....you're right, wonderful memories!

Theresa said...

Love the giveaway!, the photos and memories are wonderful, too. Thanks for sharing!

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Your little tricycle card is darling. I enjoyed looking at your pics & reminiscing with you. Always nice to take a stroll down memory lane once in a while.
Huggies ~
Sharron♥

Darlene G said...

It sure would be great to win your giveaway. Everything looks so nice. Thanks for the chance to win!

missmacymay said...

I like to ride that tricycle like arte johnson straight to the giveaway prize table and start playing around with all those goodies.

Becky Green said...

SWEET CARD!!!!!!! Your pictures are nice too!! :) What a nice giveaway!!!!!!! (Fingers Crossed...!) Thanks for offering the giveaway!!!!!!

Sandy said...

Crafty Secrets is my most favorite stamp company. I just love the "old fashionedness" quality of their stamps. My birthday is September 5th, so winning this prize would really make...my...day!

Anonymous said...

Love the giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.

Vail said...

Thank you for he opportunity to win this great giveaway.

momandjack said...

Love old photos and memories ...thanks for sharing some of yours!! A great give away this time.

Kristina M. Anderson said...

What a great giveaway and a very cute card. Thank you for sharing.

J Gates said...

Such beautiful giveaways that you choose. Would love to win one!

Kathy in Idaho said...

These products are so beautiful. Thank-you for chance to win them

jolande said...

It's always great to have a change to win a giveway!!!! But what a great label LO you made, I like the way you made it. Have a great day and thanks for sharing!!
Jolande

Unknown said...

What a fabulous giveaway. Thank you for your generousity

starqueen said...

Hi Vicki,
Sweet photos of memories past and present! Hope your Mom is stronger every day.
Thanks for sharing!

Hillie said...

What a great Give A Way! I give it a try to win! Wunderful Lay Out you made. Have a nice day.

Anonymous said...

would love to win the free goodies! thanks for the chance to win it!
what great products!
Lillian L

Kathy said...

I have been following you blog for a long time and I LOVE IT!! I would love a chance to win!!
Kmundo@ymail.com

NancyB said...

adorable card - love the tricycle! going back to 1985 - aahhhh. Those were the good ole days! Thanks for the chance to win your yummy giveaway!

Lillian Child said...

Always such a pleasure to stop by your blog and check out what you are creating. Adorable little trike card! And what fabulous pics! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us!

{VICKI} said...

Wow! What a great giveaway
Thanks!

Kimberley said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos and this awesome giveaway!You are so kind.

LilGreenBug said...

Wow! Just found your blog through a link from Crafty Secrets. I love what you do! And even though I've been paper crafting for awhile, I just spent some time reading your post about the basics. What a great refresher! This is an awesome giveaway! Thanks for the chance!
I wish you bliss!
Linda

Lynnette said...

I just love what you do with crafty stamps. Yes, please put my name in for the draw. I just love vintage things it make s me happy and other people happy as well.

bethann said...

so in love w your blog, always inspiring. thanks for the chance of a win. so lucky to still have your mom in your life, as i am to have my parents altho aged and infirm.

cal8007 said...

You are so generous to offer such lovely goodies. I just got back from shopping at my lss and found loads of crafty secrets papers - I would love to win this candy.

Thanks for the chance!

Carmen L

Sheila B said...

I love all the vintage look of these products. Now, the stamps are wonderful!! Thanks:)

carla said...

Wow, who wouldn't love this great giveaway. This stash would be greatly appreciated in my craft room.lol

rebecca said...

Tricycle card is great!!Nice idea.
Thanks

Marlene (cards4u) said...

That's wonderful that the facility let you bring Aly for a visit - those little guys are great medicine for the soul :) Love the picture and card! Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for the chance to play!

RainShine said...

Thanks for all your beautiful photos and ideas......love them all! Blessings!

Anonymous said...

I have always liked the name of your blog.
Thanks for the chance to win those goodies!
Sue Clarke

Erin Glee said...

What a generous and fantastic Giveaway! Thank you for the chance...
Your son has great hair~wish we could see his cute face...awww...riding his tricycle!

Marlene said...

Hi Vicki,thanks for offering this in your giveaway. I love your blog and enjoyed meeting you in Port Moody in 2010 with Sandy. Thanks again.

ddlady said...

What a lovely giveaway! I love it when you share family photos and experiences. Thank you!

karen Stephenson said...

loving all the goodies. Would love to win since it has been a looonnngggg time since I have won anything.

The Rambling Papercrafter said...

What a wonderful giveaway!!! Very generous!

Susie said...

Awww...love the pic from 1985! And, that tricycle card is so sweet :)
Thanks for the chance to win.

Loretta said...

101 comments so far...hmmm...bet I don't have much of a chance to win, but you never know; it's worth a try! I love your posts and enjoy reading them. You are so talented!

Tricia said...

What a great giveaway - count me in!

Linda S. said...

Oh Goodness, I can't believe I almost missed this giveaway! I have been away from my computer for a few days. You and your sponsors are very generous. Please enter my name in your drawing. Linda S. in NE

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

What fun it must be designing for these fab companies.

Kaylene said...

Thank you for a chance to win! Your creations are so lovely!

Anonymous said...

I assume you will be in Albion this year? Getting excited!!!

Patti Donscheski

bboo said...

love your designs and the new vintage stuff your showing. Grandma picture was great. Dogs do wonders for them dont they? Thanx for the chance at the giveaway.

Cheryl said...

love, love, love your blog. Thanks for the inspiration!

{VICKI} said...

LOVE the photo!

Yvonne said...

Lovely giveaway, thanks!