Monday, January 16, 2012

A Blogiversary and A Giveaway!

I know that time passes quickly and really picks up steam the older we get...but seriously, a YEAR since my first post?  All I can say is this has been one of the most wonderful yearlong rides I've been on...Yep, right up there with the first year of marriage...
First baby...Amanda Leigh...
Second baby...Melissa Paula...
Graduating from the U of AZ
I'm able to celebrate because of YOU...my wonderful blog muses, friends, and family.  You've kept me going with the outpouring of support and recognition.  You have made me "stretch" my artistic muse...waking her from a "too long nap."

Now I want to giveback, to you my loyal friends and family, with a special Giveaway...to celebrate a year of many accomplishments ~ and most of all, growth!

Here it is...
a one-of-a-kind, handmade by me, vintage and vintage inspired, charm bracelet!

But wait...that's not all...you'll also receive a box of lovelies from me!
you'll get this charmer.....
a card for your Valentine wishes

4 little muslin bags hand stamped with a chicken theme

a yard of hand stamped muslin on a stamped tag, matching back to the bags
The winner will receive all 5 prizes!

Here's how it works ~ You don't need to be a Follower, but I would love it if you would join me.  Just click the "Join this site" button below.  I love my International friends, so this Giveaway is open to everyone.

Simply leave a  comment below. If you'd like a second try, mention the Giveaway on your blog, then come back and tell me you did with a second comment. So simple! Please remember:  if you don't have a blog you must email your address to me so I have a way of contacting you.  Click the "Email Me" button below.  You have until Sunday, January 22nd to enter. I will post the winner on next Monday's blog, January 23rd.  Have fun and good luck!

Thank you, sweet friends, for giving me this wonderful year!!  Here's to many, many more!
xoxo
Karen
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28 comments:

Trisha said...

Very cute! I can envision a lot of things to do with these items! Beautiful. Can't believe that you have been doing this for a year.

mrsthesun said...

This past year has flown by. Sorry I have been AWOL lately. Getting ready for and celebrating the birth of my newest grandchild, Cosette Lillianna, has kept me hopping. I've seen your work and would love nothing more than to win your contest but even if I don't, visiting your blog every Monday is like winning a fantastic prize anyway. I hope that this next year is a wonderful year for you.
Love,
Nancy

lynn said...

wow Karen, congrats on your blogaversary
i love all the creations and thoughts you share with us.
sending big ladybug hugs
lynn

Judy said...

Oh how I would love to win that beautiful bracelet and all the other goodies. I would wear the bracelet everywhere and tell people where I got it. It is amazing.
I too cannot believe that you have been blogging - as Irma to me - for one year. It has just gotten better and better. I look forward to the blog - and a smile on Mondays.
Pick me; choose me; good luck to me.
Love & Charms...

Nancy said...

Congratulations, Karen, on your 'anniversary'. I have been away - Christmas, new grandson - but today I had time to visit your site. You are so talented - I love your work (and music). How great that you had a wonderful teaching career and now you are able to be pursuing your passion. Wishing you even more success in your second year.
Nancy Woronowich

WW said...

What a beautiful bracelet. Thanks for the chance to win.

mary k said...

Karen, Congratulations on your blogiversary. Each blog post is a treat for for the eyes and the soul. I am so glad we got acquainted this year.
Your giveaway items are awesome.

Kasia said...

Congrats on a one year anniversary! Glad to get to know you and YES time flies! :) Wonderful pictures you've posted and thank you for being here!

Gorgeous giveaway and it would be a sin to miss out! :D Thank you for the generosity!

Hugs,

Kasia said...

And of course I'll share this! Who wouldn't? Grabbed your button too :)

Hugs,

Anonymous said...

Hi Karen,
I loved the wedding photo of you and Ron and baby pics of your beautiful girls (women) but especially your Grad photo as I was there to share that happy and well earned day. You have "grown" because you own your creativity and let it bloom in and around you. You inspire me, always have!! Lots of love, Martha Sanford

soccermom1 said...

I love the muslin bags! thanks for the generous giveaway!
rjs682 at yahoo dot com

Incipient Wings said...

congratulations karen!!!
everything is just beautiful...so generous:)

Denise said...

How pretty everything is!The winner will be a lucky girl.Please put me in the drawing.Fingers crossed.When I post next time I'll try to remember to mention your giveaway then I'll be back.

Denise said...

Beautiful photos!

Karey-Ann said...

Love all your ideas and inspiration....keep up the great work! ;0)

Karey-Ann said...

it worked....it worked...can you believe it? BTW...thanks so much for creating and organizing such a fantastic group SWAP QUEENS!

Karey-Ann said...

i posted the info on my fb page....how easy is this?
winner winner...chicken dinner! fingers and toes crossed!

The Altered Paper-Creations by Tee said...

A Beautiful Blog Post Karen!
Many Draw Their Inspiration From You Also!
Hugs,Tee

tmc480 said...

Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance!
tmc480 at yahoo dot com

Fran. said...

Oh Karen how blessed I would be to win your awesome giveaway!! Congrats on one year!! It is a great ride isn't it? I love the old pics of you! Your smile is as pretty in all of them. Your talent is amazing to!! Thanks for stopping by my blog! You can come over anytime for coffee! If only!!! LOL But I am in Michigan and it is very cold here today and we actually have some snow! But the sun is shining pretty! Take care, XO Fran.

ryanac32 said...

Congrats on one year!
I am a new follower!
ryanac32 at yahoo dot com

Kathy said...

Wow.. congrats on your anniversary.. love the first pics.. yes.. this year has flown by.. Lovely giveaway.. will mention it next time I do a post too..Here's to another great year of art!!
Kath
xx

Valarie said...

Your blog is so beautiful, and your giveaway is just amazing. I would be thrilled to win such lovely things. Have a fabulous day, and congrats on a year of blogging. xxoo Valarie

MrS. E said...

Happy Blogging Anniversary!
Lovely give-aways, thanks for the chance to win!

ashley turner said...

So proud of you Mama Hess!! Congrats on your anniversary!! Wow - a whole year! I look forward to seeing what you have in store for us this year... I always find your creations so inspiring! Keep up the good work!!

Much Love!!
Ash

Terri said...

Hello Karen,
Amazing images of your life! Gorgeous! Happy Blogaverssary! (or however you spell it! Lol!)
You have such a lovely blog and we are glad you are here!
Beautiful giveaway!
Hugs,
Terri

Judith Tetley said...

Oh my...what a gorgeous collection you are giving as a gift Karen. Thankyou so much. Your milestones are just so lovely to see....life is good!!!
Hugs..Judith
http://creativestudio10.blogspot.com

Laurie said...

Congratulations on your Blogaversary! What a beautiful bracelet -- that alone is an amazing gift but then everything else, too! Your winner will be spoiled! I have been a follower for some time now and enjoy it. Thank you for the chance to win!