Wednesday, December 9, 2009

100th Post Giveaway and New Blog Design

So glad to be back in blogland! Well, I've been visiting blogs pretty regularly but wanted to post my official 100th blog post when the blog update was complete.  

Susie Jefferson at created this beautiful set of blogwear just for me. AND she corrected that horrible glitch that wouldn't let some people post comments. I LOVE and CRAVE comments so I was thrilled with that fix. Please go check out Susie's multiple blogs and see for yourself how great of a designer she is. She's got some great freebies and shares tons of blogger how-to's; so talented and SUPER to work with.

So...this is the official 100th blog post and as promised, I'm hosting a GIVEAWAY!  I'll pick a winner using the random number generator thingy before midnight on Wednesday, December 16th which gives me a week to advertise the giveaway. I'd love to pick up some new blog buddies along the way but mainly I'm just glad to give back to the art community that's given me so much joy along with knowledge.The picture here shows just a PALTRY FEW of the goodies that the lucky winner will receive.
There's a box of decoupage sheets with a Victorian theme, a ready-to-alter photo frame with heart-shaped cutout for the photo, some mini-playing cards that are so CUTE, a brand new mini alphabet stamp set (never opened) and lots of other neat stuff and things that any artist can use (or use to barter with other artists). I've had so much fun tossing things in the box for this giveaway that I know I'll be having more giveaways in the future.

I saw on someone's blog that they'd hosted a 'clean up the craft room' giveaway. They basically cleaned up in their craft room and gave away some great stuff. I could definitely have AT LEAST one giveaway just to do that as is evidenced in the photo below.

 So THIS is why I can never get anything done. I've been complaining that I don't have enough time but now y'all know the REAL reason...I can't get to my craft table for the STUFF!!! I have always been a packrat but since I've started making collages and artist trading cards, it's really become ridiculous! Anyway, as soon as I can clear off a space I'll be making some more stuff (and adding to another box for the next giveaway :-) I really could use more time though LOL

So, leave a comment on this post and your name will be assigned a number and added to the giveaway one time. If you become or are already a follower of this blog, your name will be assigned a different number and be added to the giveaway a 2nd time. If you post on your own blog about this giveaway and direct people to this post to enter themselves (and let me know where to find your referral post)  I'll assign you a 3rd number for the giveaway. On giveaway day, I'll use to choose one number and whomever has been assigned that number will be the winner! (Being my first giveaway, I sure hope everything goes as planned and I haven't forgotten anything LOL)

Thanks for reading my ramblings and for the sweet comments all of you have left. I am so blessed to have great family and friends, including blog friends. Y'all have a great Thursday and God Bless You!

31 blog friends left a treasured comment:

Lorri said...

Hi Teresa, I love the new blog design and colours!
Thank you again for your kindness and heartfelt words at the sad passing of my Mum. I'm still so devastated and each day is really really hard to deal with :(
I wanted to pop by and let you know I visited you - Take care my friend xoxo

Heather said...

Wow girl! This is beautiful. She did a great job with your blog. I love the sparkles that follow you around whe you move the mouse. Please count me in for the giveaway.

MafiosaGrrl said...

Yay! Now I can comment :) I love your new blog, it's very pretty. She did a good job.
I know exactly how you feel with your messy craft table! I'll have to take a picture of mine right now- it's bad,lol.

Jilly Kay said...

OoOoOoOoOo!!! It IS pretty!!! And it is so very YOU too! It reminds me very much of the design elements you have in your home. Very nice, indeed!

TheresainMS said...

Thanks for the sweet comments; I'm just glad I can actually receive all the comments now LOL! I'm in love with the new design too.

Jilly - I didn't realize how similar it is to my home decor until your comment but yep, you're right :-)

MG - I'd love to see a pic of your craft space. Maybe I wouldn't feel so guilty about mine? Maybe??? haha

Heather - I love the mouse sparkle too. That was a surprise and I asked her to keep that as I liked it so much!

Lorri - I'll keep you in my prayers, hon. You just hang in there and know you have lots of friends wishing you the very best.

Chris Arlington said...

YOur blog is gorgeous! I love the little birds and the colours. AS FOR STUFF...I don't know a crafter out that couldn't divest a little.
I am no exception. I love your honesty. lol

Lynn Stevens said...

Oh my stars!! they are falling all around, How cool is this! Your blog looks so beautiful!
I'll do a post on my sidebar for your giveaway,I hope it bring lots of new visitors your way. congrats on 100 posts!!!!!

itsaheartthang said...

SOOOOOO pretty, Theresa! I love Susie's blog, too :) I am so happy you posted a picture of your craft area! My husband said I need to pick a room as I have 3 separate "areas" going on right now. I just think that is what it looks like inside of my head- LOL! I am trying to keep up with the blog, Etsy, and I am in co-charge of our Live Nativity!!! But, we know God is Good, don't we?! Sorry this is so long, I love and appreciate your comments <3

Jeanette Janson said...

Oh what a pretty blog you have! I'm jealous : )
I would love to join your giveaway.
Thanks for letting me know.
xo Jeanette

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Hello, thanks so much for stopping by and letting me know about your giveaway! I'm now a follower and was your 25th follower, woo hoo!! I'll be back to visit when have more time. Congrats again on your 100th post.

Susie Jefferson said...

Theresa - I'm so happy you are pleased with your blog! And I love the pic of your craft table (it comforts me that I'm not the only messy one around). Congratulations on your 100th post, and here's to the next hundred!

red.neck chic said...

I'm excited to be able to leave a comment!!!!!!!!!!! Thank You so much for coming to visit me and "talkin" to me!!! I love your visits and look forward to them each and every time!!!

You are wonderful!!! Thank You again!!!
;-) Robelyn

vintagesusie said...

Hi Theresa, Your blog looks great & I would love to win your mavelous give-away!!! Please enter me in & thanks for stopping by & leaving such a sweet comment!! Good Luck...
Hugs, Susie

Joy said...

What a beautiful blog design you had!

Stopping over by way of Marsha's. :o)

Sandi said...

Hi Theresa,
Well I think it goes like this: the more creative a person you are the more messy your craft area is. lol At least that is what I tell MYSELF!!
Would love to be entered in your giveaway. :)

TheresainMS said...

Thank you all for the sweet comments and for appreciating the beauty of a messy craft area. *ha ha*

Good luck to all of you in the drawing!


Sharon said...

Yay, I finally made it over here to thank you for visiting and giving me a heads up. Put me in the hat or on the table or where ever that random thing works best. Can never have too much stuff.

pinkglitterfae said...

hey Theresa, thanks for stopping by my blog.
Yours looks magical, complete with pretty stars falling from the page, lol!
I too can appreciate your messy craft area. I didn't have that much of a problem until I discovered collage and mixed media. Now I can't throw even a single scrap of paper away, including candy wrappers! How crazy is that??
Well, as long as you can carve out a small area for your creating, you will be fine :-)
congrats on the 100th post!!

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! My craft room looks pretty similar right now and I need to clean it up ...

Six divided by two..... said...

I love your blog- very beautiful!! You are having an awesome giveaway!!! Please count me in !!!

cathsheard said...

The blog is looking so pretty - love the colour, and the wee bluebird. It *is* a bluebird, right?

Julia said...

Your new blogdesign is a fairytale Theresa! Love it!
And congrats, lots of success for the next 100 :)

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Hi Theresa
love your new blog design...the colors are my favorite! :) Also was nice to see your craft area...and know that someone else always has their space covered...sometimes it amazes me that I find a small work area! :)
your giveaway looks awesome...hope you are enjoying the holiday season!

Cindy Is Crafty said...

I love the new design and the sprinkles when you click on the page. So great. Love the giveaway idea, too. I would never post a pic of my craft room. Others would be horrified! :-O

A Dancing Mango said...

Hi Thersa,
So happy I can FINALLY post.
I did try more then a few times.
I must say your blog has a beautiful feel to it, and I enjoy the flowers and birds as well.

MY Drawing is tomorrow!
It truly is so much fun to get new visitors and meet such great people.
Aren't you happy, I can feel your excitement.. I love it!
Hugs, Darlene xo

Carmen said...

Just discovered you today and am glad I did - you have a new follower in me :)

I have that exact problem with my blog where some people can't comment - do you happen to know how to fix it?

What a lovely giveaway, thank you for the chance to enter. :) I'll link to you in my sidebar in just a moment.

Maple Ridge Vintage said...

Hi...I am so excited to have found your can just keep going and going and going to find new friends here in "Blog Land"
*** I am a new follower and will most definately be back again to visit!!
***and I have also posted a link to you from my sidebar!!!
Merry Christmas and lots of friendly hugs~~~Chris

Carol Mae said...

Love your blog, please count me in. Smiles, Carol

Carol Mae said...

I'm now a follower and this is a very nice giveaway. Hugs, Carol

Jamie said...

Hey Sweetie!!! I finally have a second to run over and enter your fabulous giveaway!!! I love everything and your blog is sooooo beautiful:) I know you must be excited! Hope your week is wonderful and know that I feel blessed to call you Friend. Love, Jamie

Sugarpie said...

Hi Theresa, this is my 1st visit to your blog and I immediately noticed your gorgeous background.
Susie is the sweetest, most generous and creative lady and I just adore her!!
Looks like you had a very gracious winner ;)
Enjoying the posts about your home & family - yes indeed, your father is a handsome man, I know you must be proud of his service to our country.
Congrats on your 100th post! Seems I'll never make it, but trying lol.

Happy New Year!