Friday, November 13, 2009

My blog candy giveaway....

Has it been one year already? I remember how excited and scared I was after uploading my first card for the Hero Arts Challenge on Nov. 24, 2008. I was welcomed, loved and encouraged time after time, no matter how good or not-so-good my cards/pages were. I had learned so much from all of my friends in HA blog. I had also received blog candy from Chris Miller, Kiara, Jane and Kelly. It is time that I give back a little.

Please let me know if my cards, pages and comments have made you smile or encouraged (or enraged!!!) you in any way during this past year. I'd love to hear from you. I will draw a lucky winner from all the comments (one entry per person). All the entered names will be hand -written in paper and Dr. John will draw the winner.

I will announce the winner on Nov. 24, 12:00 noon  (Eastern time). Thanks so much by stopping by!
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UPDATE

We did the draw the old-fashioned way. Dr. John picked the winner and it's Scrappin Bari (Linda W). Congrats, Linda! Please Flickr mail me your address, so I can send all the goodies to you.

Dr. John also used his hand gesture from Spock "Live Long and Prosper" to say hi.

50 comments:

Hannah. F said...

Virginia, All your work has been inspiring and your comments always appreciated. When you were chosen to be a Hero Hostess, you did such a good job helping others with tips,etc.....
I really don't know how to put it better! but ever since you joined you have been a blessing to our group.

Nancy said...

It seems we started swimming the Hero Arts pool about the same time, happy anniversary to you! I just love how you always found something nice to say about my cards, that's a gift! I've loved seeing all your creativity and you've inspired more than creative storm in my So Cal craft room.
Blessings to you, Virginia!

Dawn said...

Virginia.... how generous of you.... I can't believe it only been a year since you started entering HA Challenges. I so agree with the other, you have been very generous with your time making comments and visiting our blogs. I love coming and visiting you here as well. Love seeing what yummy food you eat, what beautiful cards you make and about your life in general. Thank you with all of my heart

Sanne said...

Uhhh how lovely..........

I agree with you Virginia :) I remember my first time uploading a card to the Flickr group, too - I got 8 comments on the first one and I were so delighted! Here was a group of people with the same passion for stamping and cardmaking as myself!FANTASTIC!

I have been following your work from the beginning and like me you have developed your talent! Thanks to all the kind comments from blog fellows we are encouraged to come up with new creations day after day!
I would like to thank you for all your kind greetings on my blog, too. You often make me smile with your lovely comments! Thanks for beeing my blog- and flickr friend Virginia!
HUGS SANNE <3

Lucy Abrams said...

Wow - a year... it's gone so fast. And your cards ALWAYS make me happy - I love your lovely scenes and ideas. I am honoured to have worked with you as a hostess and pleased to call you a friend. Congrats on your year of achievement. xx

Alice Wertz said...

congratulations Virginia!! I didn't realize that you have been blogging for a year!!?? I just found you very recently!! where was I????? I am so happy for you and so thankful that you are here! You have always been a sweet supporter!! I love and treasure all the kind comments and friendship you gave me!! I love your lovely Asian Doll cards that always make me smile!!!

CinnamonSally said...

Congratulations Virginia on your first year. I uploaded my first card on 26th May this year, I only had one set of clear message hero arts stamps but uploaded a card full of cupcakes, you were the third person to comment on my card and it ment so much as like you I was really nervous and excited. Thank you for all your lovely comments and inspiration.
Sallyx

Anonymous said...

Virgina, you ALWAYS make me smile (especially when you'r giving me a massage)! ;) Hee hee! You are so encouraging to everyone over on the HA flickr group. I'm so glad you found it and that you've been such a big part of the group! SO great to get to know you better at the retreat too! :)
Hugs,
Sarah M

Linda aka Oz said...

I didn't join until Jan, so I have not had the pleasure of spending a whole year with you... yet! Other than skipping meals, singing out at the top of your lungs, embarrsing your children, feeding the entire crew, wearing a bra purse and meeting up with more members than humanly possible, I hadn't really noticed you at all! LOL
Your bubbly fresh postive personailty shines through loudly in every one of your posts and I for one, look forward to them all! Thank you V for sticking with it for a whole year.

Mary Dawn said...

i love your positive attitude, your comments always make me smile :)

Lin said...

Oh, Virginia, I remember when you appeared on the scene, too, and how you've grown, in your confidence and creativity. You are the true meaning of Hostess, sharing your family, your cooking (how I would love to sit down to one of your gourmet meals!), and your visits with other members, all in a delightful, positive manner. I have been so pleased to share a Hostess term with you and so proud to be your friend!

Joan said...

Congratulations, Virginia, on surviving a full year in our Flickr group. Your creativity and bubbly personality have made me smile from the very beginning. I especially loved it when you brought Dr. John in to write a prescription for the cupcake! Simply put, your cards make me happy!

Suzanne C said...

1 Year anniversary! Wow! So glad you found your way to our flickr HA group! You are always so kind and generous with your comments. My favorites are Dr. John stories! The fact that your family supports and has an interest in what you do is so lovely! My absolute favorite which gave me many laughs was the story about the HA catalog by the bedside. (I have a stash of stamping catalogues and magazines too) and Dr. John's comment. LOL!

Jill said...

You are so generous-- what a lovely set of blog candy! Virginia, I always love seeing your cards and your blog leaves me with a smile each time I visit. Thanks for all of your sharing and encouragement!

AnitaRex said...

All of your cards make me smile! Your LU cookies card because of your love for LU cookies, what you say and why you make your cards make me the happiest! Plus your so kind with your words also!

judy said...

Your cards make me smile. I love how hard you work to keep making cards and coming up with new ideas. I also appreciate the kind words you offer on the HA Flickr group.

Susan McRae said...

I didn't join until January but the first thing I remember about your projects was how creative you were with the Background Scallop Circle! You used that stamp in so many fun ways! Congrats on your one year anniversary Virginia!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Virginia, I didn't join Hero Arts Flickr group until September of 2009 and I wonder how you keep coming up with the different designs for your cards. You have left a few comments on my cards and I do appreciate your kind words. I love the sparkly flower card that you posted on 11/13/09 in the Hero Arts flickr Group--it made me smile and I also thought of spring. Your work is an inspiration to me so, please keep making those great cards. Take care and God bless. I also want to congratulate you on your one year Anniversary.

Arlene said...

Virginia, Love seeing your cards and like everyone else, getting inspiration from them. Love your personality - which does shine through in your writing and your cards. It's so wonderful that you've been able to meet some of the great people who haunt the HA site too.

Sending lots of smiles and hugs your way.

Yvette K said...

Wow - a year... it's gone so fast. I remember when you joined the group. Loved the stories about Dr. John. And your cards always make me happy.
Congrats on your one year anniversary Virginia!

charli said...

Ok, never been enraged by your work...yet! But I do love your use of color in all of your work and your photos are great.

Congrats on a year!!!

Cathy A said...

Virginia...how can any one not LOVE you and your work!!!!!!!
That is why you were a Hero Hostess with the Mostess! Love ya Sista

Karen from MI said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, VIRGINIA!! Can't believe it's been an entire YEAR, can you? I think that you have really added SPICE to the Hero group and have the most FUN cards filled with your SPARKLING PERSONALITY! I'm so blessed to call you FRIEND, Virginia. Sure wish all of the members could meet you in person.....oh Virginia, tell Dr. John not to include my name, OK? I LOVE your blog candy, but I've gotten SO MUCH from you already....time to SPREAD the wealth. ENJOY your DAY, Virginia. Looking forward to MANY MORE YEARS of inspiration and friendship from YOU! Lots of Love, Karen xoxo

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary! Virginia you have been such a wonderful HA hostess and your cards inspire me daily as well as your comments. You are very dear to always take the time to recognize everyone's work! Thank you so much!
Leesa Berry

Deborah said...

Hapy Anniversary, Virginia! And may you have many, many more! Love you adn your creations!!!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Congrats on one year Virginia! Your cards always make me smile and inspire me. And thanks for always leaving such kind comments on the cards on the HA flickr group. Love your positive attitude and your zest for life! :)

cricutnewbie said...

Hi Virginia, Congrats on your one year anniversary! Your cards are amazing, I just love them so much. You inspire me to try and make some more. Thanks for the smiles. Cheers(luv2scrapnat) from Mississauga. :)

ivy said...

i'm visiting here on your blog late tonite hoping to see foodie pics BUT this eye "candy" is satisfying too ;-)
always supportive and kind! thanks for taking the time to make everybody's day on flickr and elsewhere with your comments!

Dwita said...

Dear Virginia,
Congrats on one-year anniversary... Your cards have been my inspiration.... Your comments are always encouraging. Thank you for always spending time for giving comment on each card you encounter in Flickr, as well as in the blogspot. And, moreover, you have inpired me of equally spending time between your crafts, cooking, friends and family. Wonderful... Regards to Dr. John. Hugs, Dwita.

Anette H said...

Congratulations on your anniversary, Virginia!!Your comments always make me smile, always so enthusiastic!! There always seem to be a story behind your creations, and I love reading them, makes me know you better, piece by piece!
Love, Anette :o)

nancy demond said...

Lookit all the comments on your BLOG!!! You've come a long way, Baby. love you now, Nan

Lucille said...

Hi Virgina - Other than the "BRA PURSE" and all your lovely comments, the picture of you in the lounge chair always makes me smile.

Yes, Virginia - you're a gem.

Lucille K :)

Deirdre said...

Hi Virginia, where does the time go? Love your cards and the stories behind them. You have been truly inspiring since I joined the group in April of this year and I appreciate each and every comment you have left on my cards. Happy Anniversary!... and thanks so much

fika said...

Happy Anniversary Virginia.. your works are always inspiring me and you're one of my best friends even we haven't met yet! You're so generous with these candy!! Thanks for everything :)

Tiffany said...

Isn't it amazing how fast the year has gone by, I too, joined in November, and am really shocked at how much has happened and all the friendships made...don't enter me in the giveaway, just wanted to let you know that your comments on my work truly mean a lot to me! You're always on top of it and have the most inspiring comments....you really feel from your heart...and it's great that you appreciate all aspects of my work! *wink*

judkajudi said...

Congratulations, Virginia on your anniversary! Thank you for all you do for all of us who enjoy the Hero Arts blog.

katherine said...

congrats!!!! Time def. went fast!!! Keep it on your amazing cards. Those are creative!! Love them.

Vanessa said...

Congratulations dear Virginia!! Love your work and your sweet comments! Please don`t enter me in the give-away!

Hugs,
Vanessa

Heather Maria said...

Congratulations on your anniversary Virginia! Like you, when I uploaded my first card, I was nervous and excited at the same time. But I needn't have worried as I had joined a wonderful, welcoming group and I remember so well the lovely comments you left on my cards.

I love looking at your wonderful creations (cards and food!)and appreciate so much the encouraging comments you give to all on a daily basis. I've enjoyed reading your funny stories, seeing you meet others in the group with your special HA sign, reading about and seeing photos of your travels, trying out your yummy chocolate chip cookies and seeing the Lego photos. Also you were such a wonderful Hostess and I really started to wonder if you ever slept at all!! Thanks so much for everything!Hope you have a special day planned for the 24th! Hugs. Heather

Clare said...

"Yes Virginina" ;), your cards HAVE made me smile...and all the encouarging comments you leave for me are greatly appricated.
Thanks for offering such yummy blog candy...Happy Anniversary!

Diana said...

Congratulations on your blog anniversary! Love your creations and your sweet spirit!

Marla said...

Virginia, you have definitely made me smile in so many ways with all the sweet card creations on the HA flickr group and your supportive and encouraging comments! Whenever I look at some "eye candy," I think of you. :)

Thanks for such a generous giveaway, and congrats on starting your own blog!

donna mikasa said...

Wow, has it been a year already? Both you and your blog are such a joy and I always look forward to your cards and layouts. Here's to many more years of blogging and friendships!

cve said...

Hi, Virginia! I find your blog today and I like your works!
Thanks for giveaway!
Welcome to my ukrainian
blog)))

marianna said...

Happy Anniversary!

moccavanila said...

Oh..I Just read at flickr about this :)
Congratulations on your anniversary Virginia!
When I look back on my first entry @ Heroarts...you are "the first" that come to my card :) , you're so sweet person, and your card always made me feel happy and made me smile, always love to see your creation not only card...I love your cookies too, even never eat that ...:)

ahuerta said...

I love that I can always count on you to comment on my work. You have such dedication to recognizing the efforts of others. Thanks :)

fibbi said...

Happy anniversary!

Kary Sol said...

Hi Virginia.
Congratulations on your anniversary.
Your blog beautiful.Beautiful works and fotos. I love heroarts stamps. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome candy...

Creativika said...

Hi! What a great candy! Thanks for the chance to win! I linked it on the sidebar of my blog. http://creativika.blogspot.com

Best wishes!
Victoria