Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Merci, 500 Followers, and a Giveaway!


Even though I can't mail this to each and every one of you, I had a lot of fun making this card for you today.  Yes, I made it just for you!  While I was creating it, I was thinking about all the friendships I have made just because I blog. I was also thinking of all I've learned because one day (almost 4 years ago!), I dared to put my thoughts and art on a blog.  I've learned from you, your artwork, and your incredible writing on your blogs.  I've learned about myself and what courage it takes to share artwork - and gasp! - enter challenges.  YOU make me a better blogger and person, and I appreciate you!!

Today I reached my 500th follower!  WOW!  I feel very honored that I have had over 100,000 hits on my blog and that 500 of you are choosing to follow me!  I can't even express what that means to me.  So I decided that I need to do a giveaway because I feel so blessed!

I am going to have two drawings!  First, one lucky winner will win this fabulously cute and wonderful Close To My Heart Christmas stamp set (and it will come with some great embellishments):


Recently I had a Thirty-One party, so I decided to use some of my hostess rewards for one of my blog prizes, too.  My next winner will receive this awesome and very handy Little Carry-All bag in Organic Poppy (it's going to have some embellishments in it, too!):


There are only two little "rules" for my giveaways:
  1. Be a follower, and 
  2. Link up your blog or Facebook page to Mr. Linky.  (If you don't have either of these, leave a comment with your e-mail address).
I will randomly draw two lucky winners on the evening of Wednesday, September 19th, and I will post the winner and notify them by e-mail so that I can mail these out right away!

23 comments:

Gina Brandstetter said...

Beautiful Card!! I just wanted to stop by and say THANK YOU for sharing your art! I love seeing what you create. So glad I got to meet you personally this year at Convention.
Congrats on your 500 followers! That is AWESOME!

Leanne said...

This card is GORGEOUS Brenda just like the rest of your work!! You are a great inspiration!! Thank you sooo much for the chance to win! I've been wanting that stamp set hee hee! Hugs, Leanne

My Creations with Michelle said...

I am a follower and have linked to Mr. Linky! Thank you for a chance to win, but even if I don't win, I still do, because your creations always give me inspiration on what I might be able to create. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Love all that you do. I follow, but don't know how to link up.
Terra

Lynn said...

Congrats on all those followers! I am not surprised as you share beautiful inspiration on your blog!

Casandra Bennett said...

Okay, this made me chuckle since I was follower number 5-0-0. You have amazing talent. Thanks for sharing your artwork, and P.S. that stamp set you are using as a giveaway ironically is the set in the book (page 76 to be exact) that my Jack is featured with. :)

Peneeeee said...

Congrats! I'm happy with my 50 but 500 is a goal to shoot for. Thanks for sharing your cards, etc. Have a great week!

Kelley Balzola said...

Love your blog and art, congrats on your 500 followers :)

pbalzola@centurytel.net

Laurel said...

Congrats on such a milestone!

Kristine Porter said...

Congratulations Brenda!! :) And your card is just beautiful!!

shari said...

Congratulations on 500 followers!!!! I'm a follower and have linked to mr. linky. I would love a chance to win your awesome giveaway, great stamp set and I love thirty one products, I don't have this one. Shari (cricutrookie)

Kim said...

Congrats on 500! Love all of your projects! So inspiring! What an awesome giveaway and beautiful card! I'm all linked up :)

Vicki Wizniuk said...

500 is amazing! Congrats on that. :)
Your work is always beautiful, and I love your card.

Paper Memories4u said...

Congrats on all of your followers. I love seeing all of your great projects.

Allisa said...

Congrats on reaching 500 followers!

Karen said...

Congrats on 500! I have been a follower for awhile and love your artwork! Can't link up cause I don't have a blog.

Jeanie B said...

Congrats Brenda. Thanks for your always inspirational artwork!

Lynnae amezcus said...

Beautiful..i always love seeing all your new creations! Lynnae

zstefaniez said...

Congrats on 500 followers!! Beautiful card. Don't know how to link and don't have a blog either. Here's my email address. llacandlelvr@yahoo.com

Congrats again!!

NJ Stamping Queen said...

Congratulations on reaching 500 followers! Having followed your blog for awhile and being impressed with your fabulous artwork it is easy to see why people would want to follow you! Kudos.....
:) Marie Flayer AKA NJStampingQueen

Rosalee said...

Congrats on reaching 500 follower Brenda. Fabulous news. Your work is just so beautiful and I love your card. So many beautiful details.
Thanks for the wonderful chance at winning that wonderful bag. Love it!!!
Hugs, Rosalee

Alyson Mayo said...

Congratulations on reaching 500 followers!! What a milestone :) Your work is so beautiful, it's no wonder you draw so many followers to your blog.
I LOVE the new set up as well.
Hugs to you, my friend,
Alyson

Linda said...

Beautiful card!