Monday, March 14, 2011

Celebrating 100 With a Giveaway!

Happy day, everyone!

Giveaway is now closed.

I'm very excited today because I've just reached 100 followers! Woo, hoo! I've been keeping an eye on the number for some time now. It was at 95 for quite awhile, then stayed at 99 until yesterday. A big thank you to Janet (jintyoo7) for getting that number from 99 to 100! To celebrate, I'd like to do a giveaway. I've made a card to thank you all. . . .



and I will also be giving away these fun goodies. . . .



The only thing you have to do to enter the contest, is to leave me a comment here on this post and become a follower (if you're not already.) That's it. . . . .so easy! I'll keep the drawing open until Sunday, March 20th, 11:00pm Central Time, and will draw a random winner from all the comments.

I have so many reasons to thank all of you, I don't even know where to start. Without my Flickr and blogging friends, I would have given up a long time ago. Some of you may know that I have never felt very crafty and I still, to this day, make some pretty strange and not so great cards. But with all of your encouragement and kind words, with your friendship and support, I have hung in there and absolutely LOVE this hobby! I am so very grateful for each and every one of you! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Now let's celebrate together! Don't ya just love that number. . . .100?! :)

Giveaway is now closed.

73 comments:

Nancy said...

Congrats on reaching 100 followers, Barb! Such a wonderful milestone. I love your beautiful card design...lovely use of the Dogwood stamp and that great layering technique. Have a lovely week of crafty fun, sweet friend,
blessings!

small t said...

Your card is absolutely stunning! I love the color combination!
I just became a follower of your blog. Thank you so much for the chance to win! :-)

Linda said...

congratulations on reaching the magical 100 followers Barb! Your card is wonderful.. as always. You make such gorgeous cards. I'm glad you persevered in this hobby! Thank you so much for this wonderful give-away. Have a fine crafty week

CinnamonSally said...

Congratulations Barb, its feels so good when you reach 100 followers you deserve it, you are so good at commenting of other blogs.

Jennifer said...

I'm so happy for you, Barb! How wonderful...100 followers! I had to smile reading your post today...I too, would have given up on making cards long ago had it not been for the support of everyones kind comments and words of encouragement and support. I love how this hobby brings one together with so many wonderful people. You are such a HUGE part of flickr...you have always been there for me and I appreciate it tremendously. Thank you for being you :) (Jenifer Ann)

Mary Dawn said...

congratulations on 100 followers, barb! <3 i've been one for ages, you're a total sweetheart

walchowDesign said...

Congrats, Barb for reaching beyond 100 followers now and thank you for celebrating this event with all of us!! I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your kind and encouraging comments on all my cards!

charli said...

Congrats to one crafty lady!!

nette said...

Congratulations! Thanks for the chance to win some goodies! and thank you too for all your kind comments on my cards at flick.

Ellie said...

Congratulations! There's 104 already!
Thanks for a chance to win, I love that card!

donna mikasa said...

Hi Barb! Congrats on reaching 100, though I'm not surprised. Your cards are little works of art and you always leave the sweetest comments! Here's to the next 100 followers!

Rosemary said...

another lovely card, barb! congrats on having 100 followers!

gberry14 said...

Barb! Big Congrats!!! Your card is so beautiful and your flower cards are always so amazing!! I agree with Donna your cards are Artworks!!! Thanks for a chance to win! L. Berry

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Congrats!!! you are an inspiration!

Bea said...

congratulations with the 100e follow. You are an inspiration for me. My English is not so good buth i hope that you can follow me. Your cards are always a piece of real ART so i enjoy it very much. Enjoy this time!

Yvette said...

Congratulations on 100 followers, Barb! Well deserved with your beautiful blog!

patscrap91 said...

Congrats Barb, I only knew your Flick Gallery, but now, I'm a follower on your blog.
Your card is very beautiful.
Thanks for this generous giveaway.

Robin K. said...

Congratulations Barb on reaching over a 100 followers! You inspire us all with your beautiful creations and tireless encouragement of our own work! I'm proud to know you :) Hugs, Robin

joy said...

Congratulations, Barb! I have only been a member of the Flickr group for a few months, but I have never seen a card of yours that wasn't beautiful!! Thanks for the chance to win such a fabulous bunch of goodies.

Virginia L. said...

Aw... Barb! You are WAY too humble and I am not surprised that you will reach to the next 100th!! I only want to thank YOU for always being the BEST cheerleader in our paper-crafting. The world needs more people like YOU! your card today is so beautiful...I see that you are evolving into a very inspiring stamper/blogger! Congratulations, Barb!!! xoxo

kath said...

congrats barb on reaching the magic number...gorgeous thank you card and yummy candy...big hugs kath xxx

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Love how you stamped the thank you def over the dogwoods, Barb - so pretty! And great photo of your lovely prize - no need to include me in the draw as I'm so blessed already.

Shelley said...

WOW 100 way to go!

Dwita said...

Barb.. never thought that I haven't been your follower. I've put your blog in my blog since long time ago, under "Adorable Blogs", so that I will easily know what you've made. Congrats on the 100 follower. I think I'm follower number 112.. LOL... Thanks for the chance, Barb..

Donna said...

Congrats Barb, so glad you got your 100th follower, I already am one, and thanks much for a chance at your card and prize!!
Lovely blog by the way!!
Have a great week.
Hugs
Donna

susanne said...

I think you're the sweetest Barb!! And I must thank you for all of the encouragement that you have given me ! :) Congratulations on your 100 followers ... actually 112 now!! :)

paula said...

Big hugs to you Barb!!! I am so glad that you have stuck with this craft. I know exactly where you are coming from. I am looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful creations xoxoxoxoxo

Froggietalks said...

Barb, how can you say you make "not so great" cards? ALL of your cards are FAB! Thanks for the chance to win :)

Lynn said...

Wow Barb! Thanks for an absolutely wonderful give away...I adore your blog!

joynwoe said...

CONGRATULATION BARB!

Your cards are GREAT. FABULOUS. WONDERFUL!! And not forgetting your encouragement to fellow crafters as well...

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Congratulations Barb!!!
I love your outlook and the comment you shared about this great community!!!!
You are a fantastic cheerleader for all of us!

Brenda said...

Congrats Barb! Great card today, I love the colours! And thank you for always so generously encouraging the rest of us with your kind comments!

Anne said...

Congrats on 100 followers Barb! Love your beautiful card you created and you are a GREAT cardmaker and wonderful friend!! Please do not enter me into your drawing......you know I have too much crafting stuff already!

Judy1223 said...

Congratulations, Barb! Now you are well past 100 at 116! I love your blog, have been a follower for a while now, and I think your cards are always fabulous! I bet this time next year you have 200+ followers!!!

Kimba's Kreations said...

CONGRATS Barb!!!! This is AWESOME!!!! I just became a follower. Thanks so much for the chance to win!!!

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Awesome creation dear. Love the softness of ur card n the colors too.
Hey count me in the blog candy. I m already the follower of ur blog.

Sharon said...

Sweet accomplishment! I am new to cardmaking and love to watch what other talented ladies do. I get lots of ideas! I am glad to have found your blog.

ivy said...

you surpassed 100 followers!!! i think i will be #120...cannot believe i hadn't followed you already! congrats barb and thank you for always leaving sweet comments!

Joy said...

Firstly, your card is gob smacking beautiful...love the layered stamping, so, so, so beautiful.

Secondly, big congrats of reaching a hundred followers, so proud of you for sticking at this craft, you make beautiful cards and don't ever doubt that.

Love ya! Big hugs!

Dawn said...

Well done on your 100 followers Barb.... it has been a pleasure to visit, because I think every single one of your cards is so lovely... glad you have stayed with it.... I totally know how you feel about the Flickr group and your blogging friends.... Love ya my friend.

Tejal said...

Congrats on your 120 followers now! and me being no.121...Big big hugs..

Michelle said...

Hi Barb, Congratulations on reaching a 100 followers! yay:-) And its growing some more too.. already over 120!

Hugs:-)

Cathy Fong said...

Congratulations, Barb! u are really a sweet person with great talent! I feel so happy to know someone like you. You also always leave sweet comments on my flickr. love ur thank you card ,beautifully made !! and thanks for a chance to win sweet giveaway :)

D.E.B. said...

Congratulations on 100 Barb. I love your cards and I really appreciate all the nice comments you have left me on the Hero Arts Flickr page. That's a fun place. I'm glad I found your blog and can't wait to see what new things you are going to create!!

Heather Maria said...

Barb, congrats again on reaching 100 followers - I see now I should be saying congrats on 122 followers!! Your card is gorgeous! I love the colours and your layering of stamps on the beautiful panel! Thanks to you for always being so inspiring and encouraging!

Skraperella said...

Congrats Barb on so many followers! I am now going to become 1 extra!!!

Nat said...

yay Barb!!! huge congrats on your 100 folowers or should I say 123 followers. Your blog is a great source of inspiration! congrats to you!! :)

78thistles said...

Such a pretty card Barb! Love how you placed the dogwood flower and then overlayed the text. Also, thank you for stopping by my blog yesterday! I'm not sure why I haven't felt much like crafting since the holiday but hope to post a lot more now. I can always count on a lovely comment from you, that I totally appreciate ;-) Lisa

Jacqueline said...

Your numbers are climbing! Dear Barb, congratulations for all the positive vibes you spread and all the ladies you bless through your blog and personality!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Barb, Congratulations for reaching 100 followers. All the cards that you make are gorgeous -- you are very creative. Your thank you card is gorgeous. All the nice comments that you leave on my blog and on Flickr are very much appreciated. Hugs to you.

sheila said...

this is a stunning card Barb. You have such talent! I love the placement of the flowers and the lovely blue that you used.

Sanne said...

Congratulations Barb ....woooo hooo
- what a wonderful giveaway - I will cross everything I have to be the lucky one ;)
Beautiful thank you card - gorgeous stamping!
HUGS,
Sanne

ucanorican said...

Congratulations again Barb! I could have swore I was following your blog as I have popped over here often. Beautiful card!

Ayana Posadas said...

Yay! Congrats to you, Barb!
So very exciting.
Your card is so gorgeous, as always!

Isha said...

Congrats Barb!!! Yay...you are one of the sweetest person to meet at HA flickr, always motivating with your lovely comments. Thanks for giving this chance to win to.

Sus said...

Congrats!!! I found you on Flickr and am now "Following" you!

CanadianScraps43 said...

Congrats Barb. So happy for you. I know what it feels like watching the follower count and I am so happy to see that you are will pass 100. Love your card today. Love the soft muted tones. Just want to say thanks for all the times you comment on my blog and on our HA Flickr group. It really inspires me to keep creating and growing. Big Hugs.

Maureen Morton said...

Happy day for your 100, Barb. I usually don't "follow", but in your case I am happy to make an exception, because you are so exceptional! You are a real inspiration and such a positive force on the flickr group. Sending my best!

Suzanne C said...

Congrats on your 100 followers! Well earned my friend! Your talent and spirit are joyous.

Hannah. F said...

Congrats on reaching 100 followers Barb! I never knew you didn't feel crafty! It certainly doesn't show, your cards are lovely! and you have been such a help to all of us in the flickr group you deserve to have 100 followers.

jintyoo7 said...

What a beautiful card :o)
I don't it will be too long before you are at 200 followers :o)

jintyoo7 said...

Ooops-a-daisy I meant "I don't think..." My fingers will just not keep up with my thought processes :o)

Jenny said...

congrats Barb!! So wonderful! your too sweet!! :) :) no need to enter me just wanted to tell you!! :) :)

Katherine said...

Congratulations! Thanks for the chance to win. And thanks for always commenting in my Flickr account.

Laurie said...

Beautiful card, Barb! I'm new to your blog and I was wondering if you have a description of the techniques you used to create the card somewhere on your blog. I'd love to try this!

Deirdre said...

Congrats Barb - congrats on the 100 followers and wonderful creations that you continue to create to inspire me. Hugs to you. Deirdre

Mitt said...

Congrats times 100!!! xoxo

Anette H said...

Congrats, Barb!! Your always encouraging comments is such an inspiration to us all, BIG congrats!

Linda said...

Of coarse I have to follow my biggest inspiration !

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Congratulations Barb! You are just too sweet!

I think I just made the 132nd follower of your blog! Woo-Hoo! Congrats!!

Hugs...
Melissa

Tina said...

Congrats for so many followers and thank you for this gorgeous blog candy.

Agata said...

Congrats on getting your first hundred!!!! :) Your card is absolutely amazing! Love it! Thank you also for your kindness!

Sharon D from Canada said...

Belated congrats on reaching 100 followers, Barb! And the card you made is beautiful - I love the way you used that dogwood stamp! I know we tend to be our own worst critics, but you are being WAAAAAY too hard on yourself - you regularly make beautiful cards! (And there isn't a card maker out there who doesn't make a dud occasionally!) Wishing you continued happiness and success with your blogging (says the girl, guiltily, who almost never visits!) and especially with your crafting!

And congrats to lucky Ivy for winning your generous giveaway!