Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Celebration Giveaway!

So tell me. What did we do before blogs?
Where did we go online to meet like minded friends,
share lifes's stories and enjoy mind blowing
eye candy? 

Who knew you could laugh and cry, commiserate and come to care for
someone you have never met in person.

I didn't.  Did you?

I still tease a couple friends, who, when I excitedly told them about the blog I was starting, gave me funny looks and asked,
why would you do THAT? 
 I tease them about it because they both now have multiple blogs. :-)

With clicks of the keyboard and scrolling of a mouse,
blogging opened a whole new world for so many of us.

I want to thank each and every one of you who have entered my humble little world by
 stopping by, leaving comments and becoming a follower.

Today marks my 500th follower and I am having a giveaway!
With thanks and appreciation for all you lovely bloggers
who help make my world go round.

Here's the deal...I have sets of the tags pictured here
plus several other designs not pictured.
 I am going to break up the sets, mix them all up randomly
and then give away FIVE sets.  Yep!  Five!
All you need do is leave a comment on this post,
and only this post, in order to qualify for a chance to win.  You
must have a way for me to get in touch with you when you leave your comment.
One week from today, Wednesday, March 23, I will pick five
names with the random number generator.
Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy. :-)

You may have noticed a little change on the blog with the addition of  tabs at the top of the page.
I felt the sidebar was getting to crowded looking and people don't particularly like to scroll a lot.  When someone told me they couldn't find a way to contact me on my blog, and I had a big button on the sidebar, I knew it was time to change things up a bit.  Hopefully this will help.

Yesterday I added some new items to the store that are just
waiting for your Spring projects. 
 I was alos able to restock the 8" paper mache mannequins, but in a limited number.
So stop by Shabby Cottage Studio and check things out.

Happy Hump Day!

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Queen Bee's Musings said...

Hi and congratulation on the 500 please put mien the pot. For such lovely tags.

Kim said...

Hey Auntiema! Loved the bird post from the other day and excited for your 500th blog follower!! ;-)

Attic Rat said...

Wow! 500! Congratulations, Gail. I am sure that there are actually more than 500 that read your blog; some are lurkers. You have a beautiful blog and I always enjoy visiting.


upstateLisa said...

So now I think I am 501! found my way here via Pam Carriker's blog tour!

CindyB said...

Congrats on 500 + followers. What a great giveaway.........I'm in!
eiggam 44 at yahoo dot com

Bevie said...

Gail I would love to be added to this awesome giveaway,...I don't always post, but loving visiting your lovely blog...(((Hugs)))

Rita A. said...

Congratulations on your numbers. Isn't it heartwarming to know that in some way you touch the lives of so many people.
The tags and bits are wonderful and I hope I will be able to see them in person. If not I know somebody else will love them too.

maid marian said...

Congrats on reaching 500! Please put my name in the drawing for your lovely giveaway. Thanks and have a wonderful day.

Bernice said...

Congratulations Gail, "500" just think of all the people you have touched with your informative, beautiful blog. I've always enjoyed your give a ways and contests that you've run. You created a great place to come to and I'm sure your numbers will continue to climb.

Andria said...

Wow! 500 followers. Take it from a fairly newbie blogger, that's an amazing number. I would love to be entered in your tag giveaway! Thanks so much!

Cynthia H said...

Gail, I'm sure the number is climbing today, lol! Happy to have found your blog, and would love to be entered for this giveaway!

CreativeARTitude at hotmail dot com

Teresa said...

Hello! I can participate even from another country? if I can not does not matter as you want to leave a greeting and congratulations on your 500 followers! well deserved because your work is very inspiring! Have a beautiful week! Thanks!

Lisa said...

I don't know what we did before blogs and internet groups. I suspect there was a lot more loneliness in the world! I can't imagine life without my www friends!

The Painting Queen said...

I would love to win something from your creative soul. If I am 'randomized' you can contact me by leaving a comment on my blog. I will then get an email from you as well.

thismuseofmine said...

Congratulations on your 500 followers. That is quite an accomplishment. I love the tags you have created they are very lovely, and I would be thrilled to win some.
Love your blog!

suziqu's thread works said...

Hi Gail... So wonderful that you now have 500 followers! Without your blog many of us would not have been exposed to the most wonderful artists offering to share their skills through workshops. Thank you so much for that. I so appreciate what I have gained through meeting you.
Many long blessings to you.
And thank you so much for your lovely comments.
Hugs and love,

Chris said...

I'm not surprised you have 500 followers, Gail. I love to visit and see your amazing artwork and your beautiful Shabby Cottage.

Saranne Valentine said...

Congratulations on the 500 followers.
Please enter me in the tag giveaway!

Anonymous said...

What a nice give away - congrats on your 500 followers. I imagine I don't count as I subscribe via RSS.

:) Linda

Dianne said...

congratulations on this wonderous achievement

Artfully Musing said...

Love to be a winner! Laura

Nancy said...

I think I'm a follower. I have your button on my blog! I enjoy reading your blog and would love to win! Of course, who wouldn't? If'n I do, here's how to reach me:
n l h one zero one eight at yahoo dot com.

Ati. said...

Congrats with 500 followers, that's a lot! I am one of the 500 for a long time now :) You always have so much to share.
Isn't it wonderful to met so many people with the same interests? For me who lives in a tiny , tiny village, far from everything it is great to have internet and be connected with may people which have the same hobbies.

Lesley said...

Congratulations on 500. I'v ereally enjoyed your blog and would love to take part in your giveaway. Thank you and Blessings

Southern Bears said...

Hi Gail, I have always loved your blog! Congratulations ... "500" .. WOW!!!!
Please include me for your giveaway. I have purchased from your shop in the past and your goodies are lovely.

Pat xx

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Congratulations on 500 followers! Quite impressive, but after seeing your blog I am not surprised. I am number 508 and I found you though Cindy Adkins Whimsical Musings. Happy St. Pats! Connie

Diana said...

Congrats on 500! I would love to be a winner.


Rhonda said...

I agree, what did we do before blogs. Blogging has changed my life for sure. I thought people only blogged their thoughts and feelings. Blogging about creating and studios and artists, wow, what a wonderful network of friends and creativity I've found.

Sign me up for your wonderful giveaway, Gail, and may I add your blog so inspired me from the beginning. Thank you so much.

Createology said...

A set of your stunning tags...I cannot pass up this amazing opportunity to be added to the drawing. Everything you do is breathtaking. Happy Spring and Birds Who Sing...

Anonymous said...

I love your blog and the beautiful tags you are giving away. I have been looking at the different classes you teach and well... I am thinking about joining one. They look fun! Connie :)

Charmingdesigns said...

Please add me to the drawing!!! Happy 500

Montgomery Family said...

Blogging is so fun! Congrats on 500!!!

French Elegant Jewelry said...

Hi I just discovered your blog so now you are over 500 what an accomplishment. loving what I see so far. frenchelegantjewelry at live dot com