Sunday, January 11, 2015

A Giveaway!...Because I Appreciate YOU!

First of all, I have a shaker card to share with you-->Ta-da!
love
Supplies: Heartfelt Metal Thin Creative Die (Penny Black),  Soft Caress ( Penny Black), DCWV paper, sequins (Lemon Meringue, Fresh Mint) by Pretty Pink Posh, white foam, Stitched Rectangles
by Simon Says Stamp

There is NO stamping required for this card. It is all about inlaid die cutting. I made a few dies from assorted colors and arranged them onto the blue card stock (with the dies cut out). The surface is flat. Therefore, it is perfect for a shaker card.

Now, about the giveaway!
I said it...
When I reach 800 followers, I will do a giveaway! 
Well, I lied....
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 I am not giving just one prize away, I am giving THREE prizes away!

Prize #1

Prize #2

Prize #3 
$25 gift certificate for Verve Stamps
http://shopverve.com/
You likey?

~please leave a comment in this post (this post only) and tell me how you follow my blog (through e-mail subscription, Blogger, Bloglovin', Feedly....).
~this giveaway is for "Yes, Virginia..." blog followers only
~one comment per person
~please comment before Jan 24th, 12:01 pm Eastern Time
~the 3 randomly chosen winners will be announced on Jan. 25th 12:01 am Eastern time

I will keep this post at my top right side bar till the end of the giveaway. Please feel free to tell your friends about this blog and become a follower...and enter the giveaway!
Good luck! Thanks for stopping by!

119 comments:

Judy1223 said...

OMG...800 followers?!?! I will never see that number, but I can certainly understand why YOU reached it! Your cards and posts are always amazing! I follow you through Blogger (and have for a very long time)! Thanks for all the inspiration and fun...keep up the good work and you'll be at 1,000 before you know it! :)

Linda said...

I LwYs enjoy your cards and this one is no exception. I follow you with Feedly.

Barb Ghig said...

Hi Virginia! Congratulations to you on your milestone of 800 followers! I am so impressed, but not at all surprised that so many of us enjoy visiting your wonderful blog!
Thank you so much for a chance to win, but I have won so much recently, that I would rather defer to others :)
I do follow your blog on Blogger and with Bloglovin'! Best wishes in 2015! Hugs to you, Barb xx

Denise Bryant said...

Congrats on your followers! I follow through Blogger!

Toni said...

I follow you on feedly as well as bloglovin (I'm considering switching to bloglovin and chose your blog as one of the trial runs--wouldn't want to miss a post!)

Indy said...

Congrats on your 800 followers! What a huge milestone! I follow you via Bloglovin!

lavina agarwal said...

Wow congrats 800 is huge..I love your cards and follow you through blogger..thanks for giving a chance to win the awesome goodies :)

Bhavana said...

Congratulations on your new milestone... I always love your cards and also your new challenge blog.. I follow your blog on blogger as well on blogvin

Oreety said...

I follow you via my RSS feed reader "greader". Congrats and thank you for free opportunity to win some awesome prizes!

Dawn Turley said...

Hi Virginia. I follow you on bloglovin and have you on my sidebar (my favourite blogs) on my blog.

Anita in France said...

What a sweet card, Virginia ... love the movement of those cute heart blooms! Congratulations on 800+ followers ... I'm one who follows through Feedly! Anita :)

donna mikasa said...

Most adorable shaker, ever! Love the inlaid design--such a great idea! And congrats on reaching 800 followers. I'm honored to be one of them!

Michelle said...

Congratulations, Virginia! It doesn't surprise me that you have reached 800 followers, you're so much fun to visit! Not to mention your beautiful cards. ;-)

kironieke said...

Congratulations!i adore your cards, they are so inspiring! I follow your blog on Bloglovin.

Milka Gubo said...

Hi Virginia. Congratulations on your 800 followers! :-D You are very talented and I wish you more followers every day. :-D
I love shaker cards and your is AMAZING!!! Wonderful work with die-cuts piecing. :-D Colors are so pretty too.
Thank you for this lovely giveaway and opportunity to win. I follow you through Blogger. :-D
Once again, congratulations for your 800 milestone! :-D
Greetings from Croatia :-D
Milka

Cathy said...

Hi Virginia, awesome shaker card, love the inlaid hearts. Congratulations on such a well deserved milestone! I follow you with blogger, Cathy x

Sarah Gray said...

Fab card, Virginia! A great way to combine both the inlaid die cutting and shaker card trends :) Congrats on 800+ followers too - you blog is so full of inspiration and fun, I am not surprised that so many of us like to visit you! I follow you on Bloglovin. Sarah x

joy said...

Hi, Virginia! Congrats on 800 followers! What a milestone! I have followed you on blogger since I started my blog in 2010. You were one of the first gals to comment on my feeble challenge attempts way back then. You have been such an inspiration to so many and I, for one, appreciate your kindness and encouragement along the way.

Here's to 800 more followers!

Celine Blacow said...

Congrats on your blog followers! I read via Bloglovin' every morning! Hopefully this doesn't post a second time, my last comment seemed to disapper.

Natalie said...

Congrats for reaching your follower-goal, Virginia. :)
I'm a blogger (google-friend-connect) follower for quite some time now and I always enjoy looking at your cards and sometimes play along in your challenge. :)
Hugs,
Natalie

Betty Keefe said...

hi virginia - congrats at 800 followers - i follow you everyday on blogger.

Eileen Lucas said...

Congratulations Virginia on reaching 800 followers. I follow you thru email and I love your shaker card, great design. Thanks for a chance to win. Love your cards.

Sheila H said...

Hi, Virginia! Your heart shaker is darling - so colorful and happy. Congratulations on 800 followers! I follow you on Bloglovin. But I check your blog virtually every day period because I love it so much :)

Gilda said...

Hi Virginia, congratulations and I follow you by email!

Kristie Goulet said...

HUGE congrats on 800 followers, Virginia!!! That is awesome. I follow you by email. xoxo

Sharon Salerno said...

How exciting! I follow you by email and ocassionly I check out your blog. I love seeing pictures of your family, trips and what you are cooking.

Lynn said...

Woot! Woot! You are rocking...and this card is amazing...the inlaid dies are divine Virginia! Thanks so much for the chance to win...but no need to enter me...I wanted to say I APPRECIATE YOU! xx

Craft-E-Place said...

Great card. Congrats on reaching so many followers, I dream of having so many followers. I follow you on blogger.
Elaine

crafty creations said...

Hi Virginia and what a gorgeous shaker card - brilliant

I am not at all surprised that you have 800+ followers

I have followed by email for a long time and have now joined your blogger followers

Ruby N said...

Congrats on 800 followers! that's a lot :))) I love reading your blog and look forward to every post. I've been subscribed to it via email for a couple weeks now, I think :)

richardbreaks said...

Well, you sure deserve many congrats on your following. You blog is always such a treat to visit, and I so love it when you have a moment to stop by and see "me."
I follow you via blogger!
Hugs!

Mandy LaCroix said...

Congrats on that awesome milestone!!!! Impressive! Crafty hugs! :) Mandy

Debbie Mallette said...

Congratulations on your success. I love your blog and your beautiful cards. I follow you on e-mail. Thank you so much for the chance to win these awesome prizes!

aaga said...

That's again, very kind of you, V! No wonder, you have 800 followers: kindness + posts that we all can learn from. :-)
I follow you via Blogger.

JanR said...

Congrats on 800 Followers! I Follow through Blogger. Adore your shaker card, it's lovely! Thanks for the chance to win such awesome prizes. :-)

sandi said...

Congratulations on 800 followers. You are awesome. Love the shaker card. Thanks for sharing

Cindy C. said...

Congrats on reaching (more than) 800 followers Virginia!! I follow you on blogger and enjoy visiting your blog. Very generous of you to have this giveaway, thanks for the chance!!

Lenora Clark said...

Congrats on 800+ followers! I follow you on Bloglovin!

Kailash said...

A huge congrats Virginia on reaching such a milestone number ( I'm sure it will keep growing). Love your shaker card design, beautifully crafted. I follow you through feedly:-) hugs

Regina said...

Congrats on the 800 followers! I am a blogger. Love all your beautiful cards.

Marcie Sharp said...

A BIG congrats on 500 followers! So exciting! I follow your blog through Bloglovin' and look forward to seeing your posts in my feed. :)

Sue W. said...

800, woot woot! I follow on blogger.

Pamela Haskin said...

Yay, Virginia! Congratulations on 800 followers! Thanks for a fun giveaway.
I have followed your blog by email for a long time now!

conil said...

Eight hundred...good going girl. I follow you and Virginia's View on Bloglovin, and, may I say, it's always a delight see your postings. This diecut inlay card is one of the reasons. You usually can get my mojo flowing by what you post. Incidentally, great card.

Carrie R. said...

I follow you by email subscription and I am delighted to see a post from you in my inbox! Your cards are always inspiring. I wish I could stamp like you!

pcm said...

congrats on 800 followers! i follow you on bloglovin. you may have more followers that you're not able to track!

snazzyjj said...

Wow lot so celebrating going on these days!!! What fun. Congrats Virginia on over 800! I follow you on blogger.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Yay!!! Congratulations! I know this number will keep growing too because you are one of the most talented and sweetest people in blog land! Hugs!!!

Sabrina said...

OMG.... Such a beautiful shaker card!!! I follow you by email and bloglovin!!

Laura Norris said...

Hi Virginia, I follow you through blog lovin and blogger. I really enjoy your blog. Lots of good card making inspiration and a good sprinkling of travel posts too! Thanks for the chance to win some goodies! You are very generous.

Jovi said...
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Jovi said...

congratulations and big hugs on your success... Its well deserved ... I follow you on blogger... and so glad I do... All the best and wishing you many many more followers

Donna Oates said...

I just found you today and started following you thru feed burner. I arrived here thru Julee at Verve to StampNation that I just found, too! Where have I been? Anyway, love the card and the others I saw as I scrolled thru your blog!

Miriam Prantner said...

Congrats on your big milestone Virginia! Exciting and well deserved. I love the inlaid die cutting, such pretty happy colors and love that you made it a shaker too!

Harriet said...

You have outdone yourself.....excellent card. Blogger is my way to you.....!

Kara Lynne said...

Congrats to you, Virginia! I love this inlaid background for your sweet shaker! It's such a sweet scene with beautiful colors. I follow you on Blogger and probably Bloglovin' too, but mostly use Blogger.

Anja said...

Congrats to this awesome milestone, Virginia!
Adorable shaker card with beautiful inlaid die cutting ♡
Thanks for your inspiration and the chance to win a giveaway! So generous of you!

P.S. I follow you through Blogger :o)

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful card Virginia and wow 800 followers! You are a rock star my friend!

ionabunny said...

Love the shaker card. The inlaid balloons are fab. Congrats on 800 followers. Mega. I follow through google friends connect. Hugz

Shelly said...

WOOHOO! Over 800 followers! Congrats! :) Though, with all your talent, I'm not surprised at all. ;) Your inspiring for many of us. :) Your AMAZING. ABSOLUTELY, AMAZING. And let's for get SWEET! ;) Hugs

Oh, and I follow you through bloglovin'.

Jennie said...

Fabulous blog and congrats to you Virginia!! Love this card...just makes me happy :)

Leslee said...

Love your shaker card! That flower die is adorable.

Kim M said...

Oh wow, Virginia! 800 followers! Look at you go! Of course you are totally awesome so why wouldn't you have that many. :-). It's a pleasure to see your posts pop up in my blog reading list on blogger. :-). You'll be at 1000 in no time!

Sue D said...

I follow with GFC as Sue D
Thanks for the chance at these wonderful prizes.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

ScrapaDiddle said...

Way to go Virginia! I follow you through email and have for a long time. I really enjoy your creativity! Thank you for all that you share with us.

Tammy Nyenhuis said...

Congratulations on reaching a milestone. Your shaker card is so pretty! I follow you via e-mail.

Cornelia W said...

Woot, woot, congrats, soon you'll reach 900!!! I follow you with email, so I never miss one of your posts, mwah!

Katie said...

I follow your blog through Feedly. Love your mix of fun cards and other news about your beautiful family and your travels!

Becca Cruger said...

It's no wonder you have so many followers when you keep knocking out gorgeous projects like this.
I am very proud to follow you by Blogger.

Taunya Butler said...

I am SOOOOOO glad to find myself in such great company - so many smart people out there who know how special and kind hearted and talented YOU - Virginia are!!! I am so happy to say that I am following through blogger, and bloglovin!! Thanks for all you do to add to the blogging and crafting world!! You are amazing!!!

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

800 is very impressive Congrats, I just love your card it's beautiful. I am a follower through Bloglovin.

McStamper said...

Congratulations! Just found you and following by email. Love your blog heading.

Barb King said...

I've been following you for several years, and get your updates through email.

Pam said...

I follow you by email. Always love your creations!

Melissa F said...

Congrats Virginia! I follow you through bloglovin and also look at your posts and classroom lessons on StampNation. Love these inlaid diecuts, great shaker card and thanks for offering a generous giveaway too!

Harriet Skelly said...

Hi Virginia. I follow your blog by email subscription so I don't miss a post! Hugs, Harriet

Isabel Greholver said...

Congrats on reaching 800 followers. Best wishes for continued success. Love! Love! Your blog. Great inspiration!!!

Cat Craig said...

Congratulations on your new milestone Virginia. I love the inlaid die cut background on your shaker card. It is so pretty and springy! I follow you via bloglovin and feedly, and google. Lol, I can't make up my mind which platform I like better.

Dana Norris said...

I receive your blog through email and through Bloglovin. That way I don't miss it! Thank you for such a good giveaway. Good luck everyone!

Joyce said...

Wow, you have a lot of followers, but I know why! This no stamping card is really fantastic. I follow you via Feedly. And, bloglovin, although I don't use it as much as Feedly. Thanks for the chance at your give away.

Amante del Papel said...

so pretty card Virginia, and thanks for the amazing opportunity to win! I'm follower by blogovin, now I cross my fingers!

Olga Direktorenko said...

I follow by bloglovin and love to participate to your challenges, Virginia! Thanks so much for this blog!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Congrats on a great milestone. I follow you on Feedly.

Beth H. said...

Congrats! I follow you via email and blog lovin.

Sharla said...

Whoot, whoot...congrats on 800 followers, that is something to celebrate!! I've been following via Blogger! :)

Susan F. said...

Congratulations on 800 followers. I follow your blog with email alerts so I won't miss one.

Beatrice Lawson said...

Wow, congrats! Amazing but so well deserved, love reading your posts (my daily Bloglovin guilty pleasure)! Looking forward to 1000! Thank you for sharing the goodies. Will definitely keep my fingers crossed, I don't have any Verve stamps get and that GC calls to me:-)

cm said...

800 followers? Of course you have so many: we LOVE your blog! Your creativity, be it cards or travel photos/stories, or recipes (crepes...oh my...), your creativity is exponential! I can't tell you how often I've strolled through you blog, finding wonderful things to lift my spirits as we mourn my dad's passing on Dec. 30th. You've been - and are - a ray of sunshine in this community! We're so lucky to have you!! Oh yes: I follow you via Feedly...don't want to miss a single post! Ever!
Hugs~c

Linda said...

Hi Virginia. I follow your blog by joining it as a follower. And of course I keep track of you through Hero Arts flickr group! Thanks for this generous give-away!

Carol McCready said...

Love your blog. I follow it through my RSS reader. And I also just signed up through blogger.

Congrats on all those followers.

Merry Stamper said...

This card is absolutely delightful, I think it would make the recipient feel really special! The colors are bright, fresh, & pretty, and the sequins are a very fun touch ☺️

Julie C. said...

Congratulations on 800 folloers! Here is to wish for more! Love your blog and I follow it via Blogger!
That shaker card is so colourful! Love it! ^_^

Martha Green said...

Hi Virginia,
I follow you with Bloglovin'. Been a follower for about a year, I'd guess. Love the recipes in addition to the cards.

Lucinde said...

I have an e-mail subscription :)

Helen Gullett said...

This is a great milestone, Virginia! I am following you with email, on Bloglovin', Google+ and on blogger... Don't wanna miss a thing :D

Nicole Parmentier said...

Hi Virginia, wow 800, that's a big milestone! I follow you via blogger and you are on my symbaloo page. Love your work!!

Lori said...

Congratulations on hitting 800 followers! That is pretty cool :-) I follow myself via email. I like to visit your blog because you have such fresh ideas.

Renee said...

Yay, so glad I follow you - your cards are ALWAYS beautiful and inspiring and this inlaid die cutting card is a fine example~!! I follow via email subscription!

stamping sue said...

congratulations on over 800 followers. I joined in on your followers. I enjoy stopping by your blog to check things out.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Kari V. said...

I follow you at Bloglovin'! Love your creativity!

sandie said...

This is so very kind, I follow you by email sub, blogger and bloglovin!!

Stephanie said...

Dear Virginia, I am following you (via Google mail) since about 2 minutes. I just found your blog when clicking on your name on the extremely sweet comment you just left on my blog after uploading my 6 latest creations for the SSS Masculine Challenge. Thanks so much for that & congratulations to the 800+ followers, that's truly impressive - no wonder, your creations are fabulous!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Congratulations ! I follow you by email.

Kat said...

Congrats on 800 followers. I follow you everyday by bloglovin. Thanks for the chance to win.

Leni said...

Hi Virginia, I saw you already got 800 followers! Congratulations! Happy for you! I totally can understand why: Here on your blog are so much fun and interesting things to see! Wish you so much joy and inspiration for 2015. And thank you for letting us all take part a bit in your journey in live and cardmaking!

Ingrid said...

Wow - 800...that's impressive! I've loved seeing your work ever since I found your blogs about 10 months ago. Such beautiful designs! Thanks so much for keeping me inspired. :)

Donna Nuce said...

Thank you for the chance to win! I love all the different techniques on your blog. Right now I am looking for the one you did with Alcohol ink splotched on the page before you stamped.

Unknown said...

Thanks for the chance to win ! I'm one of few [evidently] who follow you through plain old email!
Laura Holt
[Google will say I'm "unknown"]

Kimberly Eddy said...

Hi Virginia! I follow you through Blogger and I love to see your creations!! Your skills are crazy good!!!

vinita jain said...

I am very glad to be here and followed you through Seasons greeting blog hop! Love the fab way and your brilliant techniques!
BIG Congratulations on achieving this milestone! Thanks for the chance!

spelsue said...

800 followers is quite an accomplishment! I first saw your work thru Stampnation. I follow you via email as well as follow your Pinterest.

Chark said...

congrats! I'm following officially now too, and not just lurking :)

Nikki C said...

Congrats on all the followers
I'm now following you too and thank you for the chance to win
hugs Nikki C

sue scripture said...

Congratulations, Virginia. I've been following you through email since the beginning (or nearly the beginning). Love all your work and really enjoying how it's changed over time.
Love Sue xxx

Judy Tuck said...

Happy 800 Virginia! I follow you on Blogger and Feedly. Thanks for a chance to win!

Wei said...

Congrats, I am following you!

Christine Kosmak said...

I love the inlaid die/shaker card that you've shown and will have to try that myself! Congrats on getting 800+ people following your blog!! I am but a tiny little drop in the ocean of those people as I follow via email!! Would seriously love winning!! Thanks for the chance!!

sandi said...

Congrats on reaching 800. I am a follower. Love your blog.

paperchemistry said...

Hi Virginia,
I'd like your permission to feature this card in an upcoming Paper Crafter's Library Trend Watch post I'm writing about inlaid dies. If this is a problem for any reason, please let us know at customerservce@papercrafterslibrary.com.
Thanks!
Laurie
Trend Reporter for PCL