Tuesday, April 03, 2012

it's been a pretty great spring . . . giveaway time!!!

(Update on the giveaway--Snowflake was the winner, thank you to all who joined in!)

It's been a great spring, and I'm sooooo thankful!
Here are some of the things I'm grateful for:

Beautiful "How Does Your Garden Grow?" atcs, from

Liz, Lorraine, and Jan

Gina, Marion, and Becky.

Do you ever sign up for blog candy? I do, but really do NOT
expect to win. EVER. So here's my funny stories . . .

On the SAME DAY, I heard from Kimberly of artjoystuff,
who had this lovely hanging waiting for me:

(so beautiful!)

AND Kim (aka Tabbby) of Tabby's Place, who had a truly
inspiring lot of art journal things, including this book,

all boxed up and ready to send my way. There was tons of
wonderful goodies, but honestly, the daughter made off with
about half of them, and I'm going to have to pry them out of
her hot little hands if I want to use some of them! The lesson
there is: don't open packages around your teen daughter.

Next story: So like a day or two later, I hear from Lynn
of Trash to Treasure Art
, telling me I'd won HER blog candy,
too!! Here's the best part--I didn't even realize it was a
"get some candy" post I was commenting on, I was just, you
know, leaving a comment like always! Isn't that funny?
She sent this amazing pendant,

which she made using the metal etching technique she wrote
a tutorial for HERE.

These are just the icing on my fine spring cake, which
includes my fourth year designing at Altered Pages, plus
some delightful new doings with the brilliant Blockheads.

Add to that a guest design time at Rogue Redhead Designs,
and a spot in the brand NEW blogozine Unruly Paper Arts--and don't
forget about all my awesome bloggy friends, you all are the best!
Can you see why I'm feeling so grateful?

You may know I've been doing some spring cleaning, so time
for a destash giveaway:

A rag doll to art up, a few stamps, lots of ribbon and fibers,
several tins/boxes to alter, some vintage stuff, a box of atc
making stuff--new stuff, old stuff, fun stuff!

You know, the usual--be a follower (new is fine, yes), and leave
a comment. Just one comment is enough, but if you put this in your
sidebar, let me know, and we'll put your name in the hat twice, yes?
We'll wrap things up the 25th.



Brenda Brown said...

And I am grateful that you blog your beautiful art. Congrats on your wins, you deserve them all. I am off to post your candy on my side bar.
Enjoy the rest of the week.
hugs {brenda} xox

Dallying Debz said...

Wow, you have been lucky haven't you! I love that art journal book. Its normally found on my bed as I read and re-read it at bedtime. Just can't bear not to be near something crafty even when I'm asleep!

Karen McAlpine said...

Great post!!Love all the ATC's you received and the other goodies. Thanks for reminding me of all there is to be thankful for. That rag doll looks kind of cool. Steampunk lady maybe??!!! Have a super great day, Trisha!!! Hugs

Karen McAlpine said...

PS: I put you on my candy bar.

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh Trisha, thanks so much for visiting my blog!! I love all of your BEAUTIFUL gifts from such special women--they are amazing!!!!! And wow, what a fabulous stash!!!
Woo hoo!!!!

Lynn Stevens said...

WOW Trisha March really must be your month!!!! and now here you are spreading the Love. :0)
I'll be back to let you know when I've posted on my sidebar.

I received your darling ATC today.
Love it!
Hugs Lynn

Netty said...

wow it certainly was a great month with all these wonderful pieces of art Trisha. Congratulations. Annette x

Ali Manning said...

Congrats on all your candy wins!!! I always lose a lot of my stuff to my pre-teen daughter too, but we don't mind sharing, right!

Yvonne Garner said...

Congrats on all you wins! What fun! Best wishes, Yvonne

SnowflakeDreams1 said...

Beautiful work. Amazing blog Candy. Thank you for all your inspiration.

craftattack said...

Lucky you with all those nice wins, enjoy! Your candy looks great, too! Valerie

Lynn Holland said...

Hi lucky, lucky you on your wins enjoy them all. Its so nice to have something other than bills come through the letterbox. Not that I've ever won anything.
Happy Easter to you and your family.
Lynn and the Doodly Birds

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Wonderful blog candy! Glad I dropped by to find out about it! I hardly win myself but hope springs eternal and all that! What amazing candies you've won!!! patsy.paterno (at ) gmail.com

May said...

Congrats on your wins they are all fabulous makes.... Thank you so much for the chance to win such wonderful candy you are so generous!! Happy Easter Hugs May x x x x

cathy said...

Ooh you got a bunch of pretty ATCs. And you were lucky with your blog candy wins. Maybe I'll be lucky with yours.

Polly Polkadot said...

wow that is a serious winning streak. And a very generous giveaway too.

Christine said...

Congratulations on your wonderful winnings. The necklace is lovely. Thank you for the opportunity to win your blog giveaway. Good Luck to everyone.

Jingle said...

Wow! Congratulations on your awesoneness! Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful bundle of goodies! I'm seriously drooling over that doll and a few other things I see hiding in there!

Dawn said...

Things are going well for you, neat stuff you got, and are giving!

marcia said...

Congrats on all the fun wins! It is always exciting to win~ I am a new follower, all thanks to Julia's WOWW! I love checking out everyone's creative spaces.

Ingrid Vient said...

Wow! You are one busy lady! So much to see and learn. What fun eye candy you have. Is it okay if I add you to my blog list?

Michele said...

i love all the delightful things you won! count me in for your latest giveaway. i'm sure i could stand to de-stash myself but someone else's goodies are always so compelling! i'm already a follower and i'll put it in my sidebar too. happy day to you. xo

1CardCreator said...

Congratulations, so glad you have so much to be thankful for. I'm thankful you share your beautiful creations with us!

Tigs said...

Wow, I have only just discovered your blog and your art work :) Great inspiration

Marjie Kemper said...

Congrats.... what a super run on 'wins' and you sure did receive some lovely stuff, especially Lynn's pendant! Please don't put my name in the hat as I am knee-deep in my own studio re-org... just wanted to send some blog love and say hi today.

Georgie Horn said...

new follower! I'm hosting a giveaway too.

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Incredible art and goodies you have won. How fun for you.
I am of course a Follower and I will of course add to my sidebar. Thank you for the opportunity to be part of your Giveaway.

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Me Again!!!
Just to say I have added to sidebar.

Lorraine said...

glad the sun is shining down on you this month with some lovely things sent your way..

Terry said...

Hopefully your Spring will continue to be lovely! What a wonderful collection to receive and I am sure you will enjoy each item! Already a follower and happy to add your blog candy to my sidebar! Have a great week!

Sally said...

Wow, you were on a lucky streak! Would love a chance to win your blog candy it looks fab!

KayJay said...

Your blog is such a sweet breath of life, love and inspiration!
Wishing you continued moments of pure joy,

KayJay said...

Your blog is such a sweet breath of life, love and inspiration!
Wishing you continued moments of pure joy,

Leslie Turner said...

OMG - I'm in! I try to win blog candy all the time and have never - except twice recently on Blockheads! But super-duper congrats on all of your wins - that pendant is awesome and those ATCs are so cool! And yes, we all have so much to be thankful for every day! Thanks for new-found friendship! :)

Leslie Turner said...

And, BTW, I've put a pic of your candy on my left sidebar in my Candy Bar! Thanks so much for the chance to win - this looks like awesome stuff! :)

Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

What a lucky roll you've been having! I'd be thankful to get your Thankful giveaway for sure! Blog Candy pic added to my sidebar ;0)

artbywendy said...

I just found your blog! Great stuff on here! :O)I'm a new follower

SuziesImaginarium said...

Oh, I would love to win you stuff! I may not be a paper person, but I do have a sister who is...she would so know what to do with all of these things!

fairy thoughts said...

Know what you mean about teenage daughters I had 3 but they have all gone to their own places nowso your stash would be safe with me... please and thankyou!
I have followed you... so there we are all done
janet see me on WOYWW #151

Gerri Herbst said...

Wow lots of exciting news. You are so sweet to offer some blog candy...take care, gerri

Catie Cuddles said...

What a wonderful stash ... Would love to be entered into the draw!

Shelly Schmidt said...

You are winning lots of awesomeness! Congrats to you! Such a fun giveaway! I am happy to post your giveaway in my sidebar!

thekolbes said...

Congrats on your winnings. I am a new follower and am LOVING your blog and creations. Thanks so much for the chance to win.
krazykcrafters at msn dot com

Anonymous said...

Please send me some of that good luck your having. Congrats on all those wins! and now you are offering some candy forward. Thank you for that and I hope I am lucky enough to win it. Great blog.

Cathy L. Calamas said...

That was one lucky week!! Or should I say Blessings?! Thanks for the blog candy chance too.

Anonymous said...

Ohhh yes please please please enter me. I will of course add to my side bar on my arty blog
hugs til soon
June x

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Kim said...

Trisha, what a great way to start off the season. Thank you for paying it forward.

Laura said...

What fun!. Must feel like Christmas. Enjoy.

2amscrapper said...

a big congrats all the way around!

jmizelle said...

Congratulations for all your wins! It must be Christmas in April. I so appreciate all your inspiration. Good luck to everyone.

Gio said...

Oh such goodies, yuor wins and the giveway!!
Thanks for your generosity, Trisha.

queenb2u said...

WOw, no wonder you're joyful! What fun. Thanks for the opportunity of having a chance to win some goodies. Thank you. I hope I'm not too late.

queenb2u said...

Blogger is giving me fits. Don't know if it went through or not...so, please count me in on the giveaway!
Hugs. Beth

trisha too said...

This is closed, thank you to everyone who joined in!