Sunday, September 13

New Friends & A Giveawy

Look what I got in the mail today!

I met a wonderful new blog friend from Oregon, her name is Sheila. We just started emailing and sharing stories and found we had so much in common. She sent me a 'welcome to blogging' gift. Sheila designs and makes these adorable journals and postcards, I think they're sooo cute. I love the images she uses, these cute doll heads. She has a great blog that you can see here. I have never recieved a gift like this before, for no reason from someone I'm not related to or have never met in person. I've always read about how wonderful the blogging community is but never really bought it. Thought it was a bunch of hooey to make us non-bloggers feel left out. Ha! Anyway, turns out it's all true. I have had such a warm welcome from everyone and have met so many new friends already. You are all out there just waiting to help, encourage and advise anyone who asks. In honor of you and to thank you for everything I'm hosting my first 'Giveaway'. Leave me a comment and you'll be entered in the drawing. I will announce the winner on Friday. The prize is going to be one of my banners like this one that I'm selling on Etsy.

The message on the banner will be a surprise to be revealed Friday.


Susie said...

Well, I've already commented on how much I love your "Faith" Banner. I didn't see it on your Etsy..are you going to post it? How do you do with the Etsy? I just set one up for the first time with a few things. Have a blessed Sunday.

Halo Hill said...

Oh my gosh! ;) -blush-. I'm so glad you enjoyed them. I love your faith banner. You will love blogging! I have met such wonderful people and made friends as well! Welcome! It was Dawn mentioning you that made me first visit your blog!

Big Hugs,


Collected Treasures said...

Aren't you glad you joined this "land of bloggers"'s like a secret sorority of sorts...LOL.......I'll make a win my giveaway and I win they call that cheating? Bummer.....glad you chair was beautiful!! xojana

Charlene said...

OF COURSE I'M IN!!!! Who can resist a give away. I am going to do a post on Jana's & I will add yours too. Please enter me!!! See ya Saturday!

Your class was great & JoAnn(from Art Group) called bummed because she missed it. She thought it was in October. Maybe you should talk to Jana about putting together another one. You did a great job!

Then and Now at Collected Treasures said...

Hey, put my name in I love that banner. The stuff she sent you was so cute.
Miss U,

Diva Kreszl said...

I too have been overwhelmed by the love and kindness here in blogland...darn, you just meet the nicest people here! Please toss my name in the hat for your wonderful banner!

The Feathered Nest said...

Hey sweetie, I'm so glad you love blogging!!!! Sheila is such a angel...with such a giving heart ~ just like you!! Please don't enter me in your giveaway as I have one of your lovely banners but I just had to comment and say,
"the goodness comes back to you"
hugs and love,

Dorthe said...

Hi dear,

How wonderfull of you to offer a beautifull banner for your giveaway ,it is a fantastic gift ,and the winner will be ever so happy,-I would surely love it, it is such a wonderfull piece of art.And you are a wonderfull person.
Hugs, Dorthe

Dorthe said...

Hi dear,

How wonderfull of you to offer a beautifull banner for your giveaway ,it is a fantastic gift ,and the winner will be ever so happy,-I would surely love it, it is such a wonderfull piece of art.And you are a wonderfull person.
Hugs, Dorthe

Karen Valentine said...

Oh my!!! Your banners are divine! I would love an opportunity to win one of these beauties! Please count me in!!!!
I too am thrilled that Dawn told us all about you. I have loved reading all your posts and looking at your beautiful artwork.

Blogging rocks!!!!
(sorry. I think I was just channeling my son! LOL)

My Desert Cottage

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

I so agree with you ~ there are amazing ladies out there in the blog world ~ so sweet and very very talented !
I would love to be entered in for your giveaway ~
Thank you !

Myrna said...

Oh I love your banner (and your blog) ;-)
Please enter me in your giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Your post is so right about the special bond there is in blogland. It has definitely filled a need that I had for friendship when I moved to a new place without knowing a soul!

mary said...

I'm glad you are seeing first hand just how kind hearted bloggers are! The generosity out there in blogworld is outstanding.

Sue said...

What a kind and generous gesture! Anyone would be tickled to win your beautiful work.

chicroses said...

Love your banner. I am a blogger but I hate to say it but dont post often. But today just posted a Sign I painted with white roses. If you want you can take a peek. Now off to explore more of your blog. Have a great monday. Sally

she dreams big! said...

I am also a new blogger - haven't 'met' too many others yet but I am hopeful! I would love to be entered in your giveaway!

ceekay said...

Well, I am late, but welcome to the blogging world. You will love it and it will become addicting! if it hasn't already!
Your banner is so sweet. Love the different size fonts!