Thanks for coming by yesterday and for your patience w/ me as I have yet to make it to my bloggin' friends blogs this week-the puppy is definitely like having a baby in the house again, LOL!
I am coming up on my 3 year "blog-a-versary" and I was actually messing with some of my settings in Blogger yesterday when I noticed, OMG-I have 505 followers. This overwhelmed me. I have never had a blog candy or giveaway where you have to become a follower of my blog. I've never solicited that because well, although I definitely don't mind the promotional idea, I just want people to be here because they WANT to be here, you know? That being the case, I am VERY grateful for all of you and really thank each and every one of you for the attention and support you guys give!
There are a few goals I have for 2011 related to crafting. I have many related to other aspects of my life, but we'll start with crafting.
* I want to be a better card RAK'er. I have already sent out a few and want to continue my streak. I know how I feel when I get mail...I want my friends to feel that way too :)
* I want to complete PROJECT LIFE. (becky higgins.com) I was VERY upset to see that it's sold out, but I will start snapping pics and hope to snag a kit when it's available again at the end of this month (fingers crossed!)
* I want to PAY IT FORWARD when I can.
This one I will begin today as I have a giveaway for someone on my blog today. This is a little different than your average "Blog Candy". I have a stack of paper packs, a few stamps, and some embellishments that I didn't finish using, including a new Ippity set, some brand new unopened Primas, and a few rolls of washi tape. There are also lots of miscellaneous odds and ends including brads, flowers, stickers, etc. Yes, the paper packs are mostly used, BUT, there is a TON left-some appear like new! In fact, most of the paper packs are at LEAST 3/4 to 1/2 untouched.
Here's the giveaway:
Here's the catch:
I would like this stash to go to someone who needs a 'boost' this winter. Whether it's a financial or emotional rut they might be in, I would like you to NOMINATE a person to receive this RAK from me and you can do that either by leaving a comment OR if you don't feel comfortable leaving a public comment, you can EMAIL ME at yeahshestamps at gmail dot com. Please put "PAYING IT FORWARD" as your subject line so I can create a folder for all the entries and draw a random winner on Thursday, January 13th. 13 is my LUCKY NUMBER-so that's the day I chose ;)
As blessed as I have been in this industry and in life as a whole, I am VERY lucky to have the things that I do and would love to share some of it with someone less fortunate than I-than us. My friend Jimmi did this and I was very touched by it and couldn't wait to get a package together myself.
I know that the holidays can be hard on people at times, and with a new year and new opportunity for all of us, what better time to PAY it FORWARD?
I hope to see your emails soon nominating the person you think could use it most. Again, I will draw a random winner on Thursday, January 13th after midnight and announce it that day here on my blog!
Love, hugs, and LOTS of AWESOME to come in 2011~xoxo,