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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Celebrating First Anniversary, 100 Followers with a Giveaway!!

Yes, my first post on this blog is dated 17th August of 2008 It just amazes me what my blog eveloved into since then. I have started blogging about sewing mostly. I still enjoy sewing but thanks to all of you, your comments, support and your inspiring blogs. I discovered other ways to express my creative and artistic self. I had started blogging about 3 years ago when I started a blog named after my retail store that I still run, C. Crafts & Collectibles. Then life got in the way and I didn't blog for months. In those months I started creating and making pillows and sell them on ebay and sometime then is when I started reading blogs again and got inspired to start again. So I decided for a fresh start with new blog and new name and so it went....It has been a year...and what a year has it been. Blogging is a blast and I love it. Made so many new creative friends, creative in their own ways but still very talented. And the inspiration, it is amazing to me.
And to thank you all for being there for me, I am hosting this giveaway for two prizes.

First Prize



I am offering a set of mirrored candle sconces, finished by me in white with pink roses accents.


Hoping to inspire anyone to create I am offering, two fat quarters of fabric, one is a white with pink polka dots, other is the roseblush print by Rachel Ashwell. A yard each of pink ric rac and roses with tulle trim.
And.....

If you need to spark your creativity for fresh decor I am offering this book, Decorating Vintage Style by Christina Strutt from Cabbages and Roses.


As you can see in the following, this book is amazing.

It covers every room in a home, outdoors and different styles, including classic details and period charm.





So that is the first prize.


Second Prize

On the back you see a few sheets of vintage wallpaper and border, in pink stripes and pink roses included in this prize.

A set of four pretty, distressed tags featuring french 18th century fashion plate's ladies illustrasions, tags created by me.


And a set of four Marie Antoinette note cards. Two styles, also created by me. The one on the right, features digital artwork by me.


Well, these two packages will go to two lucky winners. The winners will be picked by my random number generator on the 30th of August. To enter, please leave a comment to this post ONLY. If you are a follower enter a second comment. and you have a second chance.


If you are not a follower, then youre never too late to start following my blog and you enter your second comment for a second chance. Please include which prize are you entering for, one or two or both in your comment. Feel free to spread the word and take the first picture to post on your blog.
Once again, I thank you so much for coming by and supporting what I am and what I do. It means a lot to me....

Hugs To All


48 comments:

Elyse said...

hi sonia!

happy blog anniversary to you! it's so interesting that so many of us seem to have started our blogs around the same time. it took me months to really get going and even longer to get comments. blogging is such a wonderfully inspiring thing to do and i'm so glad to know you!

your giveaway prizes are so generous! christina strutt is cabages and roses, right? how cool. gosh, i think i will select prize number 1 and cross my fingers like crazy!

happy blogthday to you, sweetie!

xo

Elyse said...

i am a follower
and it is so nice
just letting you know
to enter me twice

xo

peggy gatto said...

Happy Anniversary!
I love to visit this space, so comfortable and enchanting!
I am a happy follower!

fairychildheirlooms said...

Hi Sonia! Happy blogiversary! you have such beautiful things for your giveaway prizes. I love both prizes. wow... you posted this on my birthday!
:) Missy

fairychildheirlooms said...

hi again! just letting you know I'm a follower
:) Missy

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Happy Blogaversary, Sonia....

I think I commented once already to another post?? Anyhow, I really just wanted to drop by to say hello and wish you continued success and prosperity. :0) Blogland rocks!!

Have a great week and drop by anytime,
Stephanie

debi said...

Hi Sonia, Congratulations on 100 followers....and Happy Blogiversary!! You know I love your blog, and you're such an amazing talent.
Both prizes are sooo pretty and I would love to win either!

debi said...

Well, of course I'm a follower!

Marianne@Songbirdisnesting said...

Happy blogiversary. We are so glad you you started your blog. Both prices look wonderful! I have another book by Christina Strutt with mostly sewing projects and love it, I am making something out of it as we speak.
Love, M

Marianne@Songbirdisnesting said...

I can't remember if I ever signed up as a follower, but I am a subscriber. Does that count too?

Barb said...

Absolutely gorgeous prizes.

Sure hope i win.

blessings,
Barbara jean

Barb said...

2nd entry as a follower, and, congratulations on your 100th post!!!

Great job.

barbara jean

Punk Rose Journal said...

WOW Sonia! everything is so Beautiful and Congrats on your Blogiversary! Now, this prize package is what I call a fabulous way to start the week - Hope the ladies in the Fan Swap are doing good with lots of Artistic Creativity abounding! And, I LOVE your Marie's! xo Sher

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Hi Sonia.. what a great giveway to celebrate your 100th post!..

I am a follower and both prize are wonderful!..

congras again & have a great week!

Duchess of Tea said...

Darling I hope you had a lovely weekend. I just stopped by to wish you a sunny day!!

♥ hugs ♥

Duchess

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

What a fun and awesome giveaway !! Congratulations on your First Blog Anniversary !
xoxo
Lori

Terri said...

Wow a 100 followers in a year I hadn't made that conection before. Congratulations to you! Fot both mile stones!

matty said...

How have I not found you until today?? Adorable prizes and LOVELY blog! Congratulations on your anniversary!

Matty

Rebecca @ Belle Blog said...

Hello, I just found your blog. I like all the pretty photos. Congrats on your blogiversary!! I am following, so please enter me twice. I guess one entry for each prize sounds nice.
♥ Rebecca

Terri said...

I see I have hit the t key instead of the r when I wrote "for both mile stones"... So I guess you can count this as my second entry.
I really like your second items... and would be delighted to give them a new home.

Cathy said...

Happy Blogiversary! What a wonderful giveaway. Everything is beautiful! Just wanted to let you know that I listed you on my Events blog-- www.blogeventsdex.blogspot.com under Giveaways. Happy Blogging!

Cathy ♥

The Cottage Shopgirl said...

What a beautiful blog and happy anniversary. I just found you through Punk Rose, I've really been missing out! I love both prizes and would be honored with either one. Beautiful art work,
Sandi

aimee said...

happy 1 year! i am glad you decided to return. i am a new blogger and i love it! i just love your giveaways. very beautiful, sweet and thoughtful :) i am looking for to many more visits.
blessings,
aimee

aimee said...

im a new follower! thx :)
blessings,
aimee

Natasha Burns said...

Congratulations on your first anniversary Sonia! Your creations are so lovely!! I was lucky enough to win one of your giveaways way back on your original blog!

Floss said...

Wow, what a generous and beautiful set of gifts! I would adore the chance to win. Thanks, Sonia!

Floss said...

And I'm a follower too (she says hopefully)!

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

Happy Blogiversary! What lovely prizes. Please enter me.

Irma :)

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

Just came back to let you know I am a follower.

Irma :)

shabbydreaming said...

BIG congrats Sonia!!! What an awesaome feeling!! Im glad your a blogger I love reading your blog!!!
Big hugs!!!
Mandii

Debbie said...

Congrats on your blogaversary..... please enter me for your fabulous prizes...

Annette said...

You have a beautiful blog. Thanks for sharing it with us. Congratulations.

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Hello~ I just found you. Congrats on your anniversary. Please enter me in your contest. I would be thrilled with either prize.

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Hello~now I'm following!
Thank you for the extra chance.

Shiree said...

Hi Sonia,
well off course I will be a follower with all this wonderful inspiration! A very BIG blogaversary to you!!! Well done...

Debra said...

Congrats and following! Does that make me 101?

Debra said...

Second entry here, also love the shoe swap. That looks like fun!

The Chateau of Remnants said...

Congrats.. On the 100 Followers!
Please enter me for the 2nd give away :)

Thanks
{ttfn}
Renee

Bellamere Cottage said...

Good for you! Happy Anniversary.

I'd love to win...what a wonderful giveaway....DELISH!

Blessings,
Spencer

matilda said...

Hi Sonia!
Happy Anniversary! I love looking your blog. All the photos is very pretty. You have such lovely things for your giweaway prizes.

Warm greetings from Finland, Matilda!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

WOW two big milestones for you! Happy Blogerversary!! Congrats on 100 followers! What a lovely blog you have. And such nice giveaways. Both are terrific. I really love the 1st prize. Thank you for the chance to win. Continue the fantastic work!
*hugs*
deb

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Hello again :~) I am also a flollower!! *hugs*deb

Anabel said...

Hello dear! Since I started following your blog I always watched the lovely things you make and wished i could have one of them at home with me.

Love, Anabel.

PinkLady said...

Happy Blogiversary and congrats on 100 followers! You have a lovely blog and I'd love to enter the giveaway.

Simone xx

PinkLady said...

I'm a follower too! xx

SharDon Exclusives said...

Happy creating! You did such a wonderful classy job on all of your creations. Some one will be very lucky and I just would be thrilled to own any of them. Thank you for the opportunity. Sharon

Loralynn said...

You have a lovely blog. What lovely prizes too. Impossible to choose between!

Loralynn said...

I am a follower!