Sunday, October 24, 2010

Embracing Forty! (a giveaway)

Two weeks from today, I'll be turning the big 4-0!  In honor of the big day, I thought I'd have a little giveaway to celebrate.  Before I get to the giveaway, I wanted to share this card.  I just bought my first set of Verve Stamps and absolutely love this sentiment.  I thought it captures embracing life...and my big 40!  Thanks to Keesh for the fabulous sketch inspiration.
Now...onto the giveaway!  Prizma Goodies, Spellbinders Nestabilities, lots of 6 x 6 papers and a container with some ribbon.  I'll probably add a few more suprises too.  This will stay open until my birthday on November 7th.  I'll announce the winner sometime on the 7th.  Leave me a comment and let me know if there are things you'd like to see more or less of on my blog.  I love receiving your comments and feedback. 
Ingredients:  Basic Grey Olivia DSP; Verve Beautiful You Stamps; SU Melon Mambo and Pear Pizzazz Ink; PTI Embellishments Stamps

32 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card. Congratulations on the upcoming BIG day....Birthday wishes. So generous of you to give so many dream goodies. Keep the blog as it is, really informative. Thanks for giving a chance to win.

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  2. I really like your blog. Your cards are great. Happy Birthday! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  3. I love your blog ~ your style of clean is always so beautifully done! thanks for sharing and the chance to win ~ have a great day!

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  4. I've been following you for a while and I think your blog is great :) You have such a great style of cardmaking and writing so its always fun to visit. I've stared 40 in the face a few times now but always elect to continue with 39. Been 39 4 times now! ;) LOL!

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  5. Happy early birthday, Lynn!!! I love your blog just the way it is...I love reading about your boys as well as seeing your gorgeous cards :) It's fun to be able to connect as mothers and cardmakers :) The big 4-0 isn't that bad :) I think it's easier than 3-0!! Enjoy and thanks for the chance to win :)

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  6. I love everything you put on here Lynn! Don't change a thing! Happy Birthday early! Hope your day is fantastic! OH and your card is gorgeous! I love that little stitched flower!

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  7. Love your card and that sentiment stamp! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  8. Hi Lynn! PLEASE DO NOT change your blog! It's great just like it is! For me I love to read about you and your family! It kinda makes me feel like I REALLY know ya! HE HE! By the way, 40 isn't as bad as you may think! I, too, am a November "baby"! That's so funny 44 is far from babyhood! HE HE! Seriously, though I truly love your blog and appreciate all you do! Also, thanks for the chance to win an awesome giveaway! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

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  9. Hi Lynn - thanks for the chance to win ;) Im fairly new to blogging, no idea how I found you...but I really do love your blog! I have two little boys myself, so 3 boys and me in the fam. Congrats on the big 40 and have a wonderful birthday.

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  10. Wow... the big 40! I thought 40 was my hardest birthday, I was too busy at 30 with my first set of children and trying to finish my bachelor's degree to even realize I had a birthday that year. But when 40 rolled around I was afraid to look in the mirror because I just knew there would be wrinkles and grey hair and there was. Fifty wasn't bad considering we had just adopted our 2 younger kids.
    Hope this is the best birthday you have ever had and don't change anything about your wonderful blog!

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  11. Your card is beautiful! I love that sentiment too, and I love the felt flower :) Happy 40th too!!

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  12. Beautiful card and happy big 40
    Rach:)

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  13. Wow a "Milestone" birthday. I so remember the BIG 40...Wishing you a great one ahead of time.
    As for your blog it's great just the way it is. You have a wonderful card style and a great way of sharing about your family life and faith.
    As the say, If it's not broken, don't fix it.

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  14. Happy early 40th, Lynn! How very sweet of you to have an amazing giveaway. I'm glad you're enjoying your new Verve stamps! You are doing wonderful things with them I wouldn't change anything about your blog. I love it just the way it is with touching stories of your family mixed in with your beautiful cards!

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  15. Lynn.....Happy 40th early! I have been following your blog for a while and you have such a great style! Don't change a thing! You did a great job with this sketch!

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  16. Happy Birthday Lynn, a bit early! I personally enjoy coming over to your blog. I really enjoy reading about the things you have to say about your boys, seen as how I have two myself and can know what to look forward to when you talk about your older ones. I love your clean and simple cards, your takes are always interesting. I also like the way you pose your cards for photographing. Not really giving you anything to improve on, am I? Well, I like your blog as it is!

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  17. Great card...love the stamp behind the sentiment...nice touch!
    Thanks for sharing a give away in anticipation of your b-day. My forties have been great...a bit more tired, but definitely settled in my own skin.

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  18. What a beautiful card! That layout is awesome but so is the way you used that patterned paper in the back!
    Happy (early) bday, Lynn!

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  19. I stumbled across your blog a few months ago and loved your cards but I must confess that at first I was put off by the pictures of your boys at the top of the page. I thought, "Oh great. I love this lady's cards but I have to wade through a bunch of kid stories to see them." For a while I would just scroll through and look at your cards. Then I read a few of the "kid stories" and found myself with a smile on my face so I read a few more. Now I look forward to reading about what your boys are up to as much as I enjoy seeing your latest card creations. I also admire how much you seem to pack into each day between family, work and cards. Gives me a boost on the days when I feel overwhelmed by everything. So happy early birthday, Lynn! Thanks for the inspiration and the smiles and I look forward to much more! :)

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  20. I guess I'm a youngster, still have a few years until the big 4-0. I'm sure you will embrace it and remain youthful (you have to with all those boys)! :) I'm a newbie to your blog, but I was attracted to it because you do talk about more than just your craft. I like getting a glimpse into another mom's life. It makes me feel more normal.

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  21. Happy Birthday! I've been following your blog for a while now & enjoy both your creativity and the stories about your boys! I have 2 boys and can relate to many of your stories.

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  22. Happyyy Birthdayyy! Thanks for the chance to win. I think your blog is perfect the way it is. I follow you on my GoogleReader and I enjoy ALL of your cards (even if I don't always get the chance to comment).

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  23. Happy Birthday. Oh how I wish I were going to be 40 again! I always enjoy your projects and specially like when all "ingredients" are listed.

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  24. All my best wishes on your birthday! I hope you had a great one!

    Nice job with the sketch. I like the fun colours you picked! :D

    Cindy

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  25. Happy Birthday my card club friend! I always enjoy looking at your posts each morning. What a great way to start my day. I don't know where you get all of your energy - you inspire me!

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  26. Happy Birthday! Enjoy the Big 4-0! The forties are truly FAB! Not so sure about the fifties though!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog! LOVE your cards and the tidbits about your boys! This card is GREAT! LOVE that sentiment!

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  27. Fabulous card!! Love the sentiment too!
    Congrats on your birthday! No need to chance anything to your blog, love it just the way it is. I love reading about your boys and the everyday life! And love your cards! Thanks for this wonderful chance to win!! So generous!!

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  28. Lovely card! I like it very much.
    I am big fan of your cards. They all are so beautiful. Don`t change your blog. It is perfect.
    Happy Birthday to you! I turned my big 4-0 20 days ago and know exactly how you feels. Happy 4-0 to you! Big hug from me.

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  29. I just found your blog through the Tuesday Trigger at Moxie Fab and love your work! I am so happy that you have found time for yourself creatively and complete understand the addiction. I would love to see a scrapbook page, but don't know if you have time. Thanks for the drawing and happy birthday! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

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  30. OMGosh! I just read your post from yesterday and saw the reference to your b-day give-away. I was so enthralled by the flower on the card above, I didn't even notice your blog candy offer for this day!! [Did that make ANY sense?!?]

    Thanks for sharing your creativity!
    d

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  31. Oh my goodness, I just re-discovered your wonderful blog...such amazing inspiration. Your cards have a real fresh style that I love. How fun to celebrate your 40th birthday with a give-away...I'm sending happy birthday blessings to you, may your 40s be the most wonderful time in your life.
    I wouldn't change a thing about your blog, you have a wonderful mix of art and life, shared with lovely style!

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  32. Hi Lynn, I'm glad, I found you in blogland, so much inspiration from your cards. You are a hero for me: 4 children, full time job and time to stamp! You are lucky with your dear hubby!!! Big hello to him! I have one son (& dear supporting hubby)and sometimes hard to synchronize everything: household, family life and hobby! But the day is only 24 hrs long, right!

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