Saturday, June 29, 2013

Blog Candy Giveaways!

Dear friends! There are times that I think that I just can't thank you enough.... In the last few weeks of my Gallery Idol rounds, you have proven to me that you are truly awesome blog followers and friends! In order to show you my token of thanks, I had compiled two mystery blog candy giveaways, please leave me a comment in this post. You can sign up in Bloglovin to continue to follow my blog by simply clicking on the top right side bar. As you may know, Google Reader is going to be gone on July 1st! I had imported all the blogs that I follow through Bloglovin and love it! That way, you will not miss seeing what I have to share in this blog! 
My family rocks! Throughout the competition, they gave me their feedback and support... and ate lots of fast food! (LOL). Dr. John was so sweet! He went to Michael's and bought a frame (with a coupon) and arranged, framed all my entries for the Gallery Idol. He made a label with the label maker, too!
Now if you had commented in my blog, Flicker, gallery Idol entry, liked my Facebook status, voted for me for Gallery Idol, please enter one comment in this post by July 7, Midnight Eastern Time! Disclaimer: I never hinted/announced the giveaway to anyone during the Gallery Idol voting!  One comment per person. YOU are eligible to win a mystery blog candy which is valued at least $30 US!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart! I will be sharing some crafty news in my next post. Ciao!

90 comments:

Jacqueline said...

What a wonderful thing to do - buy you a frame for your entries - and what a beautiful picture it has become, a sure reminder of that special time. Being in the top five was an awesome achievement and I'm sure we will continue to be amazed at your inspirational creativity!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

What a fabulous treasure from your husband and wonderful support from your family! That is the way it should be! I know I've said it at least 5 times already but you totally deserve to be where you are! YOu work hard and are an amazing designer! You are such a kind person too. I am delighted to have come across your blog so I can know you better! You know I would support you blog candy or not! HUGS!

Paula S. said...

What a fantastic keepsake that makes! Hanging in your craft space, it will be a wonderful reminder of all the fun and challenge of PC Gallery Idol 2013. :)

Jennie said...

What a great keepsake!! Definitely enjoyed following/voting for you on Gallery Idol and your creativity inspires me.

Katarina said...

What a nice husband you have - and kids! which I knew already... but still: )
I've voted for your beautiful cards all the way and love reading your blog, even though I don't comment very often.
Hugs from Sweden!

Sherry Eckblad said...

I enjoyed seeing what you created each week and how sweet of Dr. John to buy you that frame for your cards.

Amy C said...

What an awesome gift from your husband to showcase all your fabulous cards from Gallery Idol......Love them all!! You totally deserved to go all the way with these wonderful creations. Congrats on making it to the top 5!!

Donna Nuce said...

I voted for you on Gallery Idol. Your cards are beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing you beautiful cards with us!

Jennifer said...

Love, love the picture! Dr. John is so sweet....what a great way to remember the fun you had! Your cards are truly winners in my book =)

Sherri Thompson said...

I am a blog follower (need to figure out bloglovin'!), voted for you, and liked your FB posts about GaleryIdol. You are so sweet to do a giveaway, too! Loved chatting wth you this morning.:)

Lesley said...

What a lovely idea! Your card were amazing!

SmilynStef said...

What a great guy ... and what a great way to capture the experience. You rocked.

rcwidow (Linda) said...

So proud of you! You rocked this competition!

ThePurplePlace said...

What a great idea of framing all of your entries! Your Hubby is fabulous for being so thoughtful!!

I was very happy to vote for you and loved all your wonderful creations~~

Congratulations on being part of the the contest --- it was awesome and you did a fantastic job!! :)

Karenladd said...

Love this idea to frame all of your entries...a great way to save the memory! I just switched over all my blog follows to Bloglovin' so I can continue to get inspired by you!

shirley-bee said...

What a fabulous way to celebrate your Gallery Idol journey, Virginia! Love what you've created :)

Barbara said...

Yes that is really one wonderful husband! Your frame with the cards is great keepsake. All your creations are worth framing. You truly are a winner!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Aren't you sweet, giving away blog candy! It's been my pleasure to vote for you in Gallery Idol, Virginia. :)

Rose said...

oh i LOVE how Dr J framed your awesome cards!!!! you rocked the challenges girl :)

i thought freedly was replacing blogger?? will check out bloglovin now :)

have a great weekend :)

Lynn said...

Oh your family is awesome Virginia. I LOVE that they framed your cards for you! And that you are super generous to do a blog giveaway. Hugs to you my amazing friend.

Karen said...

What a sweetie Dr John is, so very thoughtful. I had so much fun watching for your entries and voting for them. You did an amazing job.

Kim M said...

Love the idea of framing your GI cards! That was so sweet of your hubby. So proud a fellow Canadian made it so far in the competition. Was rooting for you all the way! You did an outstanding job! Hugs!

Tasnim said...

That frame looks awesome, Virginia!! It is the PERFECT place for your awesome cards! :-)

Barb Ghig said...

Hi Virginia,
What a sweet, sweet man Dr. John is to buy you a frame...I'm actually choked up! You can be really proud of your accomplishments...your cards are GORGEOUS and I know you will place your framed cards in a great spot to enjoy for many years to come!

Thank you so much for a chance to win some blog candy...you are too generous!

Vicky said...

SO PROUD of you Virginia! You are an amazing cardmaker and you deserve every recognition that comes your way! So happy to call you my friend!

Barb said...

You have the sweetest hubby!! I love that he bought you a frame for your cards, V! It looks awesome!

So nice of you to do giveaway too! Congrats again for making it into the top 5!! Sending hugs!

pcm said...

You made some fantastic cards! Congrats on being in the top 5. (and Dr. John is pretty awesome. That frame is great!)

Betty said...

what a sweet hubby you have to frame your cards like that! i voted for you all the way - but wish you had been #1 - but fantastic to be in the top 5!! read your blog every day - will be starting to use bloglovin'on monday too. thanks for a chance to win your giveaway - you are so generous!

stamplover2011 said...

How awesome is John.... What a wonderful way to show all your hard work and winnings!!!! So very proud and happy for you! You ROCK!! :)

Suzanne C said...

Virginia.. Please don't enter me to win your blog candy. :) Just wanted to say you are such a sweetheart and Dr. John and family rocks! What a great family you have! Sorry you didn't win but your entries were fabulous!

Cat Craig said...

What a wonderful keepsake for your Idol run!

Cecilia Hsieh said...

Bloglovin you Virginia. I've voted for you, good luck! It's great to make top 5! Love the frame, it's a great idea!

Isha Gupta said...

This is as beautiful as your cards Virginia. Perfect way to cherish your journey to GI :)

Kara Lynne said...

Your framed cards is a wonderful idea and really shows your family's love and support. You are a winner in so many ways! Much love Bloglovin' your way!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Such a sweet thing he did for you! I love the framed cards. Congrats on making it to the top 5....it was awesome to be on the Gallery Idol adventure with you!!

Cathy A said...

Virginia you did an amazing job, congratulations on this wonderful achievement.

Greta said...

What a great idea your hubby had! You are truly talented, Virginia, & this is a wonderful sample of your work that will always be a keepsake! Congrats!

Nat said...

How wonderful is this!! Your hubby is so thoughtful and I just love how your Cards are proudly displayed. Awesome!! :)

Laura Norris said...

Dr. John is the best! It was so fun cheering you on throughout GI. Thanks for offering some goodies...very kind of you!

Michelle said...

Virginia, your cards are beautiful, and framing them like this is such a thoughtful idea from Dr John. :-) Congratulations on making it to the Top 5! I've got you in Bloglovin' and Feedly, and I have my fingers crossed that neither of those readers lose any of my favourite people when Google Reader turns off tomorrow!

Michelle Lupton said...

You're fabulous! Your cards for every round were just spot on, I loved them all! And what a lovely idea of Dr John's to frame your artwork! Congratulations, Virginia - Top 5 in a contest that started with 446 cards!! Woo hoo!!

Judy1223 said...

Virginia, as I said before, I am so happy for and proud of you! All of your cards are winners in my book! I love that your family framed your Gallery Idol cards...what a wonderful gift to treasure! You've had my votes all along!!!

madebymamaleh said...

Great job making it to top five! That frame is one of the sweetest gifts I have seen and looks great too! How fun to have it hanging in your craft room!

Zoe said...

It's too bad that you didn't win the competition Virginia :( nevertheless I will still remain a true fan of you and your cards! I told my mom about your blog and now she's reading it too! hehehe :)

Miriam Prantner said...

You did such a great job in the competition Virginia, and I love that Dr. John got all your cards framed for you!

Denise Bryant said...

Congrats on being one of the finalists! Your cards are all amazing and I always enjoy seeing your posts! Love the framed cards... nice of Dr. John to think of making that special memento!

joy said...

That hubby of yours is just the sweetest guy! I loved all of your cards, Virginia and I know how hard you worked on them.

Glad you switched over to Bloglovin' - I did too, so please click on my button.

Sheila H said...

How sweet and thoughtful of Dr. John to frame your cards! It was great fun for me to follow you on your Idol journey. I continue to look forward to all your creative endeavors, Virginia :)

Heidi said...

What a sweet and thoughtful gift! And lovely cards.

Barb King said...

That is a great idea, what wonderful memories this will give you. Your family is so thoughtful!

~amy~ said...

awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww....that Dr John rocks. What an awesome gift and treasured keepsake for you!!!!!!

Suzanne said...

Super huge congrats to one of the best people I know in crafty blogland, Virginia! I am so so proud of you!!! (Please don't enter me in the giveaway, I just wanted to leave a note for you!!!)

Laura Jane said...

How SWEET of Dr. John..He did a FABULOUS job arranging the cards you made!
I'm looking forward to following you in FEEDLY.
Can't wait to here your crafty NEWSes!
Happy weekend!

Amanda Coleman said...

Virginia, it was an utter delight to be in the Gallery Idol contest with you! Dr. John's gift is so sweet (and he used a coupon!). I look forward to many crafty encounters in the future. I am glad to call you friend!

Annette Allen said...

Such a beautiful picture.. That frame is just fabulous just like you.. Dr. John's gift is just the sweetest.. So proud of you Virginia..

Of course I already follow you on bloglovin..

Niki G said...

So well deserved Virginia! Love the framed cards...to be cherished forever!!

sandie said...

Such a lovely surprise for us and you deserved all our votes, your cards were stunning. FAB framed, great keep sake x

Pamela said...

I am absolutely LOVING how Dr John framed all your idol cards!!!!! Congrats to being Top 5 and hope to see you in GI again next year ;)

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Congrats friend! You did amazing during this competition!

Bridget Larsen said...

Your husband forgot to autograph the frame lol. Well done Mr and Mrs Gallery idol top 5

Dawn Turley said...

what a fabulous man. That is one awesome frame. You should be so proud of yourself Virginia. You made some amazing cards and it is so good to see you extending yourself. thanks too for being so generous with your give away.

Mary-Anne V said...

Virginia, your cards were amazing. I love what your husband did with them...what a wonderful idea and so sweet! congrats!

Jessi Fogan said...

What a great idea Dr. John had! Love that frame :) Such a sweetie!
I'm using bloglovin too - I've been there a few months already, but I'm still getting used to it. Slow learner, lol :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

What a Keeper you have! Dr John did a Good Thing by having your entries framed! I don't think my DH would of ever thought to do that~

Pam said...

How awesome Dr. John is ! Great idea to frame your entries. You rock!

Maureen Morton said...

You are for sure the family idol winner - what a loving and supportive bunch, Virginia! Blessings abound. This is a lovely tribute to an amazing ride - your cards are all winners, for sure. Lucky you and lucky US! Big hugs and smiles!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

yay!!!! I just love your frame wig your works of art!!! so fun and so happy for you

RedGem said...

What a sweet husband you have to frame your cards like that! i voted for you all the way - but wish you had been #1 - but fantastic to be in the top 5!! read your blog every day I'm using Feedly, but Bloglovin seems a good reader as well. thanks for a chance to win your giveaway - you are so generous!

Unknown said...

I was rootin' for you - but you're #1 in my book, anyway! Hope I can continue to follow you thru email.
Laura Holt

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Awww, that's so sweet of Dr John! Well done Dr john. And thanks for the chance to win Virginia!

Gerry said...

I have loved seeing all your creations for GalleryIdol and so happy you made the Top 5 . You are definitely a winner to me. It so nice of you to do this give away.


Sabrina said...

That was very sweet of him and what beautiful cards!!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Congrats on Top 5, Virginia!! I thought you had a good chance to win it all - such fab projects!! And how sweet of Dr. John to frame them for you - looks great!

Cindy C. said...

So sweet of Dr. John to frame the beautiful collections! Congrats on making to Top 5!

Yvette said...

What an awesome gift from your husband to showcase all your fabulous cards from Gallery Idol. Congratulations on making it to the top 5!!

canadian_liner said...

Hi Virginia, I voted for you (go, fellow Canadian!) and am so excited for your Fresh Squeezed DT gig! Don't you love it when family gets into the crafty supplies...my husband and sons have made some CUTE cards! Thanks for the chance to win in your mystery give-away...Happy Canada Day!

Angi Barrs said...

You Rock! Your card designs were stunning during the Gallery Idol contest. Be proud! You did a FABULOUS job!!!!

MarcyK924 said...

LOVE me some Dr. John! What a beautiful tribute to a beautiful wife! We are ALL proud of you, my friend! XO

Agata Dagmara Pfister said...

Amazing Mr.John!!! :) You did awesome Virginia and you deserve all the support out there! Those cards are splendid and so are YOU! <3

Kathy (krolski) said...

Hi Virginia! I love seeing all your cards framed together! That's beautiful! You do such awesome work! Good job Dr. John too - for framing these amazing cards! So happy for you that you made the top 5!

Sue McRae said...

I love that Dr. John framed your cards, what a fabulous way to showcase your work.

Helen F. said...

Oh Virginia, all of your cards are so wonderful! I simply love what Dr John did with your entries ~ such a sweet and thoughtful Husband :)

jintyoo7 said...

What a lovely thing to do, but knowing Dr John (albeit briefly), I am not really surprised! A beautiful photograph too, Virginia! A magnificent accomplishment :)

yyam said...

Ooooh...your cards look so fabulous all framed up!:)

You know I voted for you!:)

Petti said...

Your hubby is so nice to frame all your cards for you. Your entries are awesome. What a huge accomplishment!

cards by cara said...

What a sweet giveaway ... and what a sweet husband! I am so glad that you made it so far - you are a very talented crafter!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

You are a winner in my eyes! I loooooooooooved each of your creations-- and you really did a fab job with each challenge! I could tell which cards were yours... and that's what it's all about! Sharing your style and creations-- staying true to yourself:) Congrats on getting this far in the challenge!!!!!!!!!

Tammy said...

What a great keepsake! Loved your cards! The purses one was my absolute favorite!

Ruby Craft said...

What a wonderful picture of you with your framed cards. Dr. John did an amazing job. Congrats on making it to the top 5. I love all of your cards and enjoyed following your journey on Galley Idol 2013 and will continue to follow your blog and see many more of your beautiful cards.

Lin said...

What a lovely thing for John to do, little sis! A great picture of you, too; so pleased to see how far you made it! Well done!