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Merry Christmas Giveaway Winner Announcement

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Merry Christmas Giveaway Winner Announcement

Hello, Friends!  Well, the big day is finally here!  Time for my Merry Christmas Giveaway Winner Announcement!  I received an overwhelming response from all of you on all my social media platforms.  Reading your many kind comments touched my heart and made me get misty eyed more than once.  Y’all are the best, and I wish I could send each and every person who commented, subscribed, liked, and shared a prize.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Here’s how I picked the winner.  I began by putting a slip of paper for  my Blog, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube in a bag.  Then I reached in and grabbed one of the folded paper strips.  It was for my YouTube Channel.

Next, I went to my YouTube Channel and counted the comments, eliminating any of my replies or duplicate comments.  Then I entered the number of comments in a random number selector and it selected:

SHERRY SOMERS

Congratulations, Sherry!  You are the winner of my Merry Christmas Giveaway!  Please contact me via e-mail with your mailing address and I’ll get your prize pack out to you!

Thanks to all who joined in on this giveaway!  I’ll do another one when my YouTube channel tops the 9,000 subscriber mark.  So stay tuned!

I’m going to take a few days off for the Christmas festivities with my family.  But I’ll be back on Friday for the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop.  You’ll have a chance to win a $25 gift card to Heartfelt Creations then.

May you all enjoy the beauty, the wonder, and the awe of this blessed season.  May your Christmas be truly joyful!

Many blessings!

kathy

 

Kathy by Design Merry Christmas Giveaway

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Kathy by Design Merry Christmas Giveaway

Hello, Friends!  Today is a fun day at Kathy by Design because I have a little Merry Christmas Giveaway to share with you.  2019 has been a watershed year, and my heart is so full of joy and gratitude that I just had to spread the happy around!   And who better to share it with than all of you: my faithful companions on this crazy-wonderful creative journey?

Merry Christmas Giveaway Video

I created a lovely little crafty kit with some of my favorite Authentique papers, Spellbinder’s Dies, Mixed Media goodies, Really Reasonable Ribbon, Buttons, Flowers and even a “ready to go” box style folio for you to have fun making.  Watch this short YouTube Video to find out what is in the kit.

Merry Christmas Giveaway: How to Enter

If you’d like to be entered in the drawing for this video, here’s how:

  • Subscribe to my blog
  • Subscribe to my YouTube Channel

That’s it!  Let me know in the comment section of this post that you are/have subscribed to both my blog and my YouTube channel.  If you follow me on other social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest, let me know and I’ll give you an extra entry for each one.

I’ll randomly select a winner at 8AM EST on Monday, December 23rd.  Be sure to check back for that announcement as I will need to get your address so I can mail out your crafty goodies.

From My Heart to Yours

When I started this blog in 2013, I had no idea the adventures that lay ahead.  It kind of takes my breath away when I look back at how amazing it’s all been.

I’ve had the honor to design for some of the best companies in the business: Authentique Paper, Graphic 45, Heartfelt Creations, The Button Farm Club and Really Reasonable Ribbon, Little Birdie Crafts, Petaloo Flowers…just to mention a few.  I am so grateful for the opportunities that have come my way…and all because I like to play with pretty paper!

Then, there’s each of you.  Wow, my heart is just so full.  I’ve had the chance to get to know many of you on a more personal level and some of you have become dear friends.  All because of paper.  It’s really amazing.

So, thank you.  From the bottom of my heart for taking the journey with me, for encouraging me with your sweet comments, for your patronage in my Etsy shop, for all of it.  My life is full to overflowing with joy and gratitude.

I wish each one of you a very Merry Christmas and a blessed and Happy New Year.  May the joy of creativity be your portion, and may you always find the courage to follow your dreams.  I’m so glad I did!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Little Birdie Crafts Flower Haul and Birthday Giveaway

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Little Birdie Crafts Flower Haul and Birthday Giveaway

Hello, Friends!  Guess what?  It’s almost my birthday.  Although I’m not completely thrilled about being another year older, it certainly beats the alternative, doesn’t it?  To make myself feel more like celebrating, I thought it might be fun to host a little giveaway on the blog.  As you all know, I am completely smitten with Little Birdie Crafts Flowers.  And since a lovely big box of beautiful LB Flowers landed on my front porch (the Fed Ex guy loves me, I tell you no lie!) I thought it would be fun to share the wealth with my blog buddies.

I put together a little video so you can ooh and ahh over these gorgeous blooms with me.

Little Birdie Crafts Flower Haul and Birthday Giveaway Guidelines
  • This giveaway is open to all my blog subbies. (International winners have to pay any associated customs fees.)
  • You must be a subscriber to this blog to be eligible to win.
  • Watch the YouTube video and tell me what you love about Little Birdie Flowers.  If you subscribe to my channel, that’s another entry!
  • Visit the Little Birdie Crafter’s Cafe on Facebook.  Like and Follow…and tell them you are helping Kathy celebrate her birthday!
  • You have until 5PM EDT on Friday, July 27th to comment. I’ll announce the winner here on my blog on Sunday, July 29th.  (The day before my you know what…)

Here’s what’s up for grabs:

That’s a Baker’s Dozen of Beautiful Little Birdie Flower Packets and NINE clear acrylic stamp sets.

Thanks for helping me to celebrate my birthday!

Cheerio,

kathy

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 random.org 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!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Happy Blogiversary Week 4…and a winner!

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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 random.org 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!

Cheerio,

kathy

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