Monday, August 15, 2011

Happy 19th Anniversary Pat! (and...a giveaway...)

Hello there!  I have been posting to my blog lately, but I haven't been too chatty for a reason!  We just returned from a week at the beach!  It was really nice to get away together before the boys head back to school in just one week.

But today, I'm here for another reason...to wish Pat a happy 19th anniversary!  As the years pass life continues to be great.  It doesn't mean that every year has been easy, but together we've made our marriage great.  There are so many things I could go on and on about why I love him...but to sum it up.  I love him because he is him.  He makes me smile, he eases my burden when life becomes a bit too much, he loves me for me, he is a wonderful father and I love him for him. 

Happy Anniversary Pat...here's to many, many more happy, healthy years together.

PS Here's a look back at how we looked 19 years ago!

And...in honor of our anniversary and my belated blog 2nd blog anniversary (back in early July...) I thought I'd have some blog candy.  There are three giveaways below. 

First up, one of my favorite, favorite Verve Sets, New Mercies, along with the current PaperCrafts issue.
Second, the July issue of Cards along with a the PTI Forest Friends and Forest Friends Sentiment Set.

Last, but certainly not least....three sets of stamps from My Little Shoebox.  With each of these I'll likely put in a few little extra bits and pieces too. 

Please let me a comment telling me about your favorite recent purchase for crafting!  I will pick a random winner for each one on Friday, August 26th. 

42 comments:

  1. Happy Anniversaries!! My favorite recently purchased item is my Big Shot. Although I have a Cricut I find that there are also so many great dies out in the craft world.

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  2. Happy anniverary!
    My fav. purchased items PTI stamps /dies/ paper/ribbon...(just received my SAF order)
    Love PTI..and only buy their stamps and from Waltzing Mouse Makes.

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  3. Hi there! Happy Anniversary!! My favorite stamping purchase I made recently was a set from stampin up that I have wanted for a very long time - Loads Of Love! I also LOVE PTI and I cant wait to order the gratitude journal set that is new this month! :) THanks for the chance to win!

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  4. Wow Lynn what fabulous celebrations you're having. Happy wedding and blog anniversarry. Love you and hubby's pic together :D

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  5. I just can't seem to get enough embossing folders...It doesn't matter what company they're made from. Once I see a fantastic deal on one I grab it...I have 2 full boxes of them.

    Thanks for giving use an opportunity to win candy,...and hope you had a wonderful anniversary !!

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  6. Congratulations on your 19th anniversary!! I placed an order for some new art materials, some new watercolor pencils, black and white india ink along with a nib and nib holder, some new colors of perfect pearls to increase my color range of my homemade glimmer sprays, some new types of paper and canvases to try out stamping, painting and coloring, some velvet ribbons, some Shimmerz, a Tattered Angel glimmer spray, new Prima masks, Helmar liquid scrap dots adhesive , some new papers and stamps, some charms and bead chain. Getting ready to do some heavy crafting for the holidays!
    Never can have enough different art and craft supplies!!! I guess I might be a hoarder! LOL

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  7. A very happy anniversary to you and your husband! I love the cheerful colors of your card for him and the fun embossing on the mat stack.

    Happy blog anniversary, too! I actually have all of the sets you're giving away, so feel free to exclude me from the drawing. I just wanted to say hello and congratulate you on 19 years!

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  8. Happy happy happy anniversary! Congrats on 19 years - you guys are an inspiration! :) And loved seeing your wedding pics - so sweet!

    My favourite recent crafting purchase would have to be my CARDS subscription. Yes, I broke down and coughed up the huge overseas sub price but it's so much more fun to look at it in my hands than on the computer screen. :)

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  9. Happy Anniversary to you and Pat, Lynn! That card is just gorgeous! Love everything about and I am sure he will too!
    My favorite recent craft purchase-a club membership to The Stamps Of Life for my mom on her birthday. Wasn't sure if she would like it, but she loved it and calls me whenever it arrives in her mailbox all excited. LOL!

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  10. . . . .and it doesn't hurt that he's handsome too! :) Love that photo of the two of you and what a beautiful card! Please leave me out of the drawing for your giveaway. I've been quite blessed lately. Happy Anniversary to the two of you! Hugs!

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  11. Happy Anniversary!!! My latest haul was from Walmart. They had their cricut lite carts on sale for $19 and a few old carts for $23. I would have never bought these at full price. Cut half price I took a chance. Most of them I loved. So glad I bought them.

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  12. Well Happy Anniversary to you! It is our 19th anniversary on the 22nd! love the photo of the two of you and such a great card. My favorite recent purchase has to be more pattern paper... love pattern paper. I just got the Peachy Keen from AC and I am waiting on the new Echo Park kits to arrive.

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  13. Happy Anniversary Lynne and Pat,

    I just purchased some gorgeous Xmas paper from Craft creations and a versa magic chalk white ink. After seeing all the Xmas cards people are busy making and showing on their blogs I thought I had better get some Xmas card shopping done. I was having problems printing on dark paper and after doing some research from other blogs I decided to buy the white ink which has been used and it is really effective.
    Have a good day and love to you and Pat

    Sandie x

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  14. Hi Lynn.....Happy Anniversary to you both!! I'm going to email you as I want more info on where you stayed on vacation and about a little trip to KC next month. :)
    Your beach photo is beautiful and I can see the happiness in your smiles! I did have to sneak a peek at your wedding photo....my dress was similar. Funny, these dresses are so NOT in now!!! hehe

    Well onto your question.....my most favorite crafting purchase lately would have to be my Distress Inks. I am loving them!! So many ways to use them!

    Lynn, I'm a little behind on your blog but you have been posting some beautiful things and you know I love your photos! Enjoy your day today!

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  15. Happy Anniversary! I have recently purchased some baker's twines and am having fun using them!

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  16. woohoo!!! 19 years!! And I love that I met you 2 and can see what a fabulous relationship you have...I agree...marriage is not a fairy tale, but it can be happily ever after with work and understanding and a deep love that lasts through the years :) What amazing blog candy!! Hmmm...my favourite purchase lately? Does a kitchen count?! LOL or my studio light fixture...I have new PTI and Ellen Hutson orders coming with paper and stamps :) Dad will wonder what I'm up to!! LOL Hugs to both you and Pat...any plans for tonight?

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  17. You two have aged FABULOUSLY! You make a stunning couple! Guess your cute little guys didn't have a chance! ;)
    Fav recent crafting purchase... hm. I'd have to say my Cover-a-Card stamps from Impression Obsession. They haven't even arrived yet but I'm so excited to start using them!!

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  18. OMGosh Lynn, LOVE the beach photo and the looking back was just so much FUN! You guys were and are so CUTE together! LOVE your personal post and LOVE the card! So manly and delightful! Thanks for sharing! Here's to many more happy healthy loving years together! Cheers!

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  19. Happy Anniversary and may you keep smiling as you were in the old photo of yours. My recent purchase was 3 Lawn Fawn sets and I just love them:)Thanks for giving a chance to win too.

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  20. Happy Anniversary and Blog-iversary too!! What a fantastic photo of you and your husband!! You look so happy together!!!! And what a super adorable card!!!! LOVE the colors and the polka dots!!!! My favorite most recent crafting purchase is the Indie Bloom 6x6 paper pad from Basic Grey!!! LOVE IT!!! Thanks for the chance to win such great prizes!!! I'm having a giveaway at my blog too----come check it out: http://bellalistona.blogspot.com

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  21. Happy Anniversary to you both and I'm sure you'll have many more to celebrate too...you obviously have that special ingredient!
    Lovely relaxed potrait of you both on holiday, did one of your boys take it?

    My favourite recent purchase is anything from Papertrey ink having discovered this wonderful company since starting my blog and finding new buddies such as yourself who use the stamps too. It's a good job I don't live over in the states or I'd be broke!!!

    Thanks for the chance to win :)
    Jenny x

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  22. Happy anniversary! You are one sharp looking couple!
    My fav crafty purchase has been an A Minds Eye Lost and Found Market Street stamp set called "Adore". I'm loving its little banners and bird cages. I also purchased the Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden stamp set and have enjoyed playing around with that (which hasn't been too much).

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  23. Happy anniversary Lynn, that's a fantastic achievement. Here's to many more for you and Pat :)

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  24. Happy Anniversary! It's always good to hear of someone who really appreciates their mate and loves them for who they are. May you have many more Anniversaries to share with each other.

    Great give away. Gosh I just got some new Holiday Stamps from Amuse Studio that I hope to ink up soon.
    They are really fun and cute.

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  25. Aww, Lynn, you guys were a cute couple 19 years ago as you are now. Congratulations to you too! I love your card and the colors you've chosen. I also think it is so neat that you made a card for him! And I'll answer your question because you are the one that got me to purchase it: The linen impression plate from PTI! I love that thing!

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  26. Happy anniversary and congrats on being together so many years and may you be blessed with many, many more. :-)

    My latest craft purchase was my Big Shot which I got for $50 as it was on special at the time and also because it was a demo model. It had cuts in one plate where it had been used only once to cut a die.

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  27. First of all, happy anniversary! Second of all, how generous of you! Hmmm, I think my favorite recent purchase for crafting is a big Memento Tuxedo Black inkpad. I've only ever used that tiny Dew Drops size, which is ridiculous when I'm trying to ink anything larger than my thumb. Kind of boring, but there you have it. :) Thanks for the chance!

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  28. You have such a beautiful and good-looking family Lynn! Hope your anniversary totally rocked (which if you were at the beach, I'm sure it did)! Congrats on 19 years. :)

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  29. Hi Lynn,Happy Anniversary to you both how wonderful.
    My last great shopping trip was to paper tray ink I got the tiny tags and stamps, I love them they are so cute.
    Judy

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  30. Happy Happy Anniversary ~ you are a beautiful couple and your family as well ~ blessings to you all...my favorite purchase would have to be my Big Shot!!!! love anything that comes out of it! Thanks for the opportunity to win some candy! Enjoy your day :-)

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  31. Congratulations!!! On the anniversary and the blogiversary!! Wow! 19 years and still going strong!! Wishing you at least 19 more!! ;)
    My favorite recent purchases! Two new Ali Edwards sets!! can't do without them anymore!
    :)
    els

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  32. Happy anniversary, Lynn and Pat! Such a beautiful picture of the happy couple! Plus, happy blog anniversary, too! And thanks for the opportunity to win! My favorite recent purchase for crafting is some fabulous kraft-colored lace. Yummy!

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  33. Happy Anniversary to you both! YOu both look fabulous and just as happy as you did in your wedding photos!

    Thanks for the wonderful chance at your giveaway-I bought some yellow flowers-both paper and resin roses. They make me so happy! :)

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  34. Happy anniversary!! What a wonderful photo!!

    My favorite purchase recently...paper!! I love Echo Park & My Mind's Eye lately! So many fun patterns to choose from!

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  35. happy anniversary to you and your hubby! being married really is the best life! Being married isn't always easy but it's so worth it! I wish you many more years of marriage! My favorite recent purchase, hmmm I got a ton of new things a bit back and nothing too recently! But my favorite is my Robot Trio stamp set by HA, because I am using it for my son's bday currently! :>

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  36. Happy anniversary!
    Thanks for the wonderful chance at your giveaway-I bought new clear stamp. I'm waiting for the shipment arrives. I'm so excited and want to use it!

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  37. Happy Anniversary. I'm about to have my 5th wedding anniversary. It feels like it was just yesterday, except for the two kids and all that :)

    I just purchased the New Mercies stamp set from PaperTrey myself. Those PTI stamps are just so great, aren't they? I also bought a bunch of their faith sentiments. I particularly love the Hebrews 4. Thanks for the chance to win some goodies.

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  38. Happy, Happy Anniversary - I will be celebrating my 25th on the 30th of this month :-) My fav. recent purchase is a Verve Stamp set that I bought because I was inspired by one of your posts:-)

    Julie H.....MN

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  39. Lynn,

    Happy Anniversary to you both. You looked like kids in your wedding pictures...what a wonderful world today with the 4 boys.
    My favorite thing I have purchased lately is from Joann's, and it is the Spellbinders Nestabilities, Labels One. They can be used to cut, emboss and stencil.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win one of your great give aways.

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  40. Happy Anniversary. You have a beautiful family!

    I recently purchased a Cutterpillar Pro paper trimmer, and I really love the precision cuts I'm able to achieve with it.

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    Sandy

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  41. Happy anniversary to you and Pat - 19 years together is something to be very proud of. Also, happy blogiversary - thanks for sharing all your fab projects with us!
    My recent favorite purchase...my Copic markers. Why did I go so long without them is a mystery. Also, every PTI purchase is a favorite!

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  42. My favorite recent purchase has been a Hero Arts wood bicycle stamp and the Hero Arts clear Joy Ride set. I'm all about bicycle stamps these days!

    Happy anniversary and thanks for the opportunity to win blog candy. I love your blog. :) Ann

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