Thursday, February 19, 2009

3 WEEKS and Counting --- Blog Candy!!!

I added a new gadget to my blog.

Can you see it right over there? ---------->

Yep! We're counting down to my THIRD Blogoversary! I can hardly believe I've stuck with this (always come back after long disappearances) for 3 years. And I really really appreciate YOU coming back to listen to my random thoughts, dote on my kids, and appease me by looking at my creative attempts.

Anyway....I'm planning a little celebration. What's wrong with this picture? I don't even start planning my kids' birthday parties three weeks out!! Shhhh...we just won't tell them.

So what's the first thing you do when you're throwing a party? You clean up the house. I really want to revamp my sidebar which is long overdue for a facelift! I'll be expanding my blogroll adding lots of blogs that I read regularly. Most of you know I'm addicted to blurfing. I especially enjoy visiting blogs of people who stop by here and leave me comments. If you have a blog, please post here with your Blog address and I will get you added to it.

Hmmm....too busy to leave a comment? Shall I entice you with some Pre-Blogoversary goodies? This is YOUR CHOICE of prizes:

  • Prize 1:
  • Large chipboard butterfly by Doodlebug Design ready to embellish
  • Edge distresser by Heidi Swapp
  • 3 packages Scrapbook Nails
  • 1 roll American Crafts ribbon
  • Remember the Moments stamp set by Technique Tuesday
  • Family stamp by Autumn Leaves
  • Misc. chipboard shapes by Tinkering Ink
  • 1 yd. black twill ribbon
or if you don't papercraft or don't want to add any more supplies to your existing hoard, how about

Prize 2:
A set of 8 note cards handmade by me...similar to this style....with the Monogram Initial of your choice. Of course, this will not be available for immediate shipping...but I will make them for you asap.

There will only be one winner...but the winner will have their choice of the two prizes. In order to win:
  • Please leave your blog address. I'd love to be linked to your blog as well but that's entirely optional. If you don't have a blog, why not start one? Then we could celebrate our Blogoversarys together??? Not going for that?
  • Okay, if you don't have one or don't want me adding yours to my blogroll, just link me up to one of YOUR favorites. I'm always looking for more inspiration, more challenges, more online stores, more recipes, more home-keeping tips, and more ways to save money. Just try to list one that hasn't been posted ahead of you. There are tons out there---I find new ones every day!!
  • Let me know that you spread the word about the giveaway on your blog, a forum, or via email to get a second entry in the pot.
I'll pick a winner using on Thursday the 26th. You have until Wednesday 2/25 at 11:59PM CST to post your blog links!


kana said...

congrats on 3 years!! I am a little behind you.

toners said...

Wow! 3 years of blogging is FABULOUS! I have you already linked on my blog :) I'm so glad we "met"!

denean said...

Congrats on 3 years Rachel - glad you keep coming back!

Mary Duffek said...

How cool is that...your blogs are tooo cute! Thanks for a chance to win some yummy candy!

Linda F. said...

He he!! You're too much! You do a wonderful job with your blog, Rachel! I can only hope to be so consistent some day!

pink said...

Happy Birthday/Anniversay!! I'd link you if I ever updated my blog. LOL

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your 3rd anniversary! Your black and white card is so dramatic. You don't always need color to make a great creation.


Bassie said...


jeanie nieva said...

congrats!heres's my link...

targetmom said...

Congrats on your 3rd anniversary! I still can't get myself to take the plunge into the blogging world but here is one of my faves.

rowee said...

Congrats on your 3 years!!! I already link you at my sidebar!!!
Thanks for the chance to win!!!


rowee said...

I'm sorry.
here's my link


Anonymous said...

Great giveaway!! Thanks!!

My favorite blog currently is THe Shabby will get some great inspiration! Also try HOmemade by Jill for some crafty-inspiration! Thanks!

Michelle said...

Happy blogiversary. My 2 year anniversary is in May. Wow, I guess I should started planning now. I have already added you to my blogroll.