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5 Year Blogiversary Giveaway Winners!

5 year Blogiversary Giveaway Winners!

Hello, Friends!  Happy Tuesday!  Today’s the big day when I reveal the names  of the 5 Year Blogiversary Giveaway Winners!  There are 4 winners in all.  Once again I’d love to send every single one of you a thank you gift.  And if postage fees were not so incredibly high, I’d put together more boxes and give away more goodies.  Please know how deeply I appreciate each and every one of you!  And now, without further ado, here are the winners!

International 5 Year Blogiversary Giveaway Winners!

Three of my very dear International followers will receive a copy of my On the Boardwalk Zig-Zag Album tutorial.  I’ll also send along a link to a YouTube video tour so you can see the design in action. These are the lucky winners of that prize:

  • Susan Smit
  • Carol Edwards
  • Janine02

You should be able to use any collection with this tutorial.  Just change out the papers!  I’ll e-mail the PDF tutorial to you all today.  Thanks so much for being on the journey with me!

5 Year Blogiversary Giveaway Grand Prize Winner

Now, for the name of the big winner of all that crafty swag!  I put all the multiple entries from all the different social media platforms (including this blog) into the proverbial hat and drew out the following lucky winner:

  • Beverly Jordan

Congratulations, Beverly!  I’ll be touching base with you via e-mail to get your mailing address information.

Thanks to everyone who commented, visited and shared an encouraging word.  I look forward to this every year, as it gives me a chance to say thank you to each one of you for your friendship, encouragement and support.  Y’all are the best!

Thanks for stopping by!




Small Craft Studio Tour and a Winner!

Small Craft Studio Tour Part 1 and Winner of Week 4 Happy Blogiversary Giveaway

Hello Friends!  Happy Friday!  As many of you know, my husband and I sold our big family home last year and downsized into a cute little ranch home.  Of course, this meant I had to create a whole new studio space.  This was fun…and challenging.  My former studio was more than twice as big, and had almost unlimited closet/storage space.  I had to do a major purge before and after moving.  I’ve spent the last 10 months working on my new, smaller studio and I can honestly say, I love it!  Since we’ve been celebrating my 4th Blogiversary this month, I thought it would be fun to share a video tour.  This Small Craft Studio Tour Part 1 goes over the basic layout as well as some furniture design and storage ideas. So, welcome to my small craft studio!

Small Craft Studio Tour Part 1

Hey!  What About the Giveaway?

Not to worry, my friends!  I haven’t forgotten about announcing the winner of my Week 4 Happy Blogiversary Giveaway!  I put all the numbers into and the winner is:

#5: Barb Macaskill

Congratulations, Barb!  Please e-mail me your mailing address and I’ll get your crafty goodies mailed off to you.

As luck would have it, Barb hails from the state I grew up in: Vermont. Isn’t that amazing?  And to make things even more interesting, she lives in the town next door to my old hometown!  I even went to church there.  It really is a small world!

A Heartfelt Thank You

I hope you have had as much fun as I did during this Blogiversary Giveaway.  I wish I could have sent a prize package to each and every one of you.  Thank you so much for taking the time to respond to my questions.  I gathered a lot of useful information:

  • You prefer YouTube to Snapguide
  • Your favorite color combos
  • The things you enjoy about my blog (and some changes I need to make!)
  • The types of projects you enjoy creating

All this intel will find its way into future blog posts which means my blog will hopefully become even more relevant and helpful as time goes by.  Hearing from you all over the course of the past 4 weeks has been a fantastic experience.

Thank you again for taking this artful journey with me.  I couldn’t as for better travel companions!

I’ll be back tomorrow with Part II of my small craft studio tour.  I’ll share specific storage and organizational tips and before/after photos of the studio.  I hope you will join me!

Thanks for stopping by!




Happy Blogiversary Week 4…and a winner!

This giveaway is now closed. 

Happy Blogiversary Week 4

Hello, Friends!  Happy Saturday!  I’m just popping in very quickly to reveal the winner of my Happy Blogiversary Week 3 giveaway and to reveal the prize for Happy Blogiversary week 4.  I know you all have errands to run and paper to play with, so let’s get right to it, shall we?  This week’s winner, chosen by is:

Janet Saieva

Congrats, Janet!  If you’ll e-mail me your address, I’ll get Tammy’s dies right out to you so you can start enjoying them.  They really are fabulous!

The winner has 72 hours to claim her prize.  If I have not heard from you within 72 hours, I’ll choose a new winner.

Happy Blogiversary Week 4 Prize Package

This brings us down to the prize package for Happy Blogiversary Week 4, the final week of celebration.  I think this one is going to make all the stampers in the room very happy!

Lucky for you, I had already purchased all these fabulous Graphic 45 stamps before I earned a spot on the design team.  So when they added these to a recent design team package, I set them aside for a future giveaway.  There are 5 stamp sets in this bundle:

  • Cityscapes (you will loooove that postcard)
  • 2 from Voyage Beneath the Sea…all steampunky and fun
  • 2 precious stamps from Children’s Hour with lovely images and sentiments

That should keep you good and inky for some time to come. I’ll be looking through my crafty stash for some other goodies to add in and will stuff a Priority Mail Envelope as full of crafty goodness as I can.

How to Win

Here are the guidelines for entering this Happy Blogiversary Week 4 giveaway

  • You must be a subscriber to my blog.  It’s easy to subscribe.  Just fill in the form at the top of the right hand side bar.
  • You must be a resident of the US or Canada.  Sadly, international shipping is just too expensive for my piggy bank.
  • Visit me on Snapguide or YouTube. You’ll find free tutorials from me in both of these spots.  Take a look around and leave a comment on at least one Snapguide tutorial or YouTube video.
  • Leave a comment below letting me know which format you prefer: Snapguide or YouTube and why.  This will help me focus my attention on the format that my readers prefer.

You have until 5PM on Wednesday, February 8th.  I’ll announce the final winner here on the blog on Friday, February 10th.

Thanks so much for helping me celebrate 4 years of blogging!




Happy Blogiversary Giveaway Week 3…and a winner!

This giveaway is now closed.  The winner is Janet Saieva!

Winner of Happy Blogiversary Week 2 winner and Happy Blogiversary Giveaway Week 3

Hello, Friends!  Happy Monday!  I’m just popping in very quickly to reveal the winner of my Happy Blogiversary Week 2 Giveaway…and to reveal the fabulous prize package for my Happy Blogiversary Giveaway Week 3!

I put all your entries into and #25 was chosen….D.Ann C! 

I’ve already contacted D.Ann and will ship her prize package out to her today.

Now…on to Happy Blogiversary Giveaway week 3.  Drumroll, please!

This week I am giving one lucky random winner a complete set of Tammy Tutterow’s fabulous mini envelope dies!  Woo hoo!  These are so stinkin’ cute and fabulous and versatile that I use them all the time.  Here’s a look at what the winner will receive.

The pointed mini envelope die  is just darling!  The die cuts and scores your paper, and the insert die fits perfectly inside the pocket.

The Deco Edge Envelope is perfect for retro and shabby chic and vintage …well, everything, really!

The Notched mini envelope looks amazing with a tassel or brad inserted in the punched opening.

The Window Mini Pocket is loaded with possibilities: shaker envelope, anyone?

And this Notched Mini Envelope has a very cute closure, don’t you agree?

I know you’ve seen these as I’ve used them loads of times in my creations.  They add such a fun element to any layout, mini album or card.  I love them, and I think you will, too.

How to Win

  1. First, you must be a follower of my blog in order to win.  I’m having this Blogiversary Celebration (FOUR years, friends!) to thank all of you for taking this journey with me, so that’s only fair.  To subscribe, just add your e-mail address in the box in the sidebar.
  2. The drawing is open to US and Canadian followers only.  International postage is so terribly expensive that I just can’t afford it.
  3. This week’s question has to do with color.  I am an equal opportunity lover of color…I love and use them ALL!  But I have two favorite color combos: Blues and browns and Pinks and Browns just fill me up with happiness.  So I’d like to know:

What’s your favorite color combo?

This giveaway will remain open until 5PM on Friday, February 3rd.  I’ll announce the winner for week 3 and reveal the prize for the 4th and final giveaway on Saturday, February 4th.  I’ll contact the winner at that time and he/she will have 72 hours to respond with his/her mailing address.  If I haven’t heard back, I’ll choose another winner.

That’s it!

Thanks again for helping me celebrate.





Happy Blogiversary Number 4 Giveaway Week 2

This giveaway is now closed.  The winner of the random draw is D.Ann C

Week One Winner and Happy Blogiversary Number 4 Giveaway Week 2

Hello, Friends!  Happy Friday!  I hope you all had a good week.  I’m just popping in very quickly to share the winner of the random draw for the week one winner and to announce the prize for my Happy Blogiversary Number 4 Givewaway Week 2.

The winner of the random draw for week one is:


Congratulations!  Please e-mail your mailing info to me at and I’ll get your prize pack of Tammy Tutterow dies out to you right away!

Giveaway Week 2

This week I’m giving away 5 sets of Graphic 45 Cling Stamps from Hampton Art.  The random winner will receive all the stamps in the Home Sweet home Collection, one stamp from Enchanted Forest, and one from Voyage Beneath the Sea.  I also have a 6×6 pad of pretty Farmhouse papers and some paper layers from Glitz.  You’ll be able to make lots of paper pretties with the goodies in this giveaway bundle.

How to Win

To be eligible to win you need to:

  1.  Subscribe to my blog (the form is in sidebar in the upper right hand corner)
  2. Leave a comment below telling me your favorite thing to make.  Are you a card maker, a scrapbooker, mixed media maven, or in love with altered art?
  3. Be a resident of the US or Canada.  Sadly, I just cannot afford overseas shipping.

That’s it!

This giveaway will remain open until 5PM EST on Friday, January 27th.  The winner will be announced on Monday, January 30th here on the blog.  At that time, I’ll also reveal the contents of my Week Three Blogiversary Giveaway, so be sure to tune in!

The winner will have 72 hours to contact me to claim his/her prize, then I will draw another name to receive the blog candy.

Thanks for all the wonderful comments you left last week.  I learned a lot from your responses.  I hope you’re enjoying this little Blogiversary celebration!

Thanks again for sharing the journey with me.





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