Thursday, May 08, 2008

What a Good Day!!!

NOTE:  Please scroll down to see more good things that happened today.

First Good Thing:  I FINALLY won something!  It all started last summer when my sister told me about the giveaways on the Rocks in My Dryer blog.  I think over 400 blogs linked to hers and they each gave something away -- $20 Starbucks cards, leftover craft supplies, jewelry, coupons & other gift cards, some really great stuff.  So I joined in.  I think I gave away a bouquet of my paper flowers.  I had over 200 comments on that one post!  I knew there were a lot of people playing but I must have left comments on over 100 blogs that had something that I'd like to win.  But I didn't win anything.  :-(  But that got me started.  I told my dd that I WAS going to win SOMETHING.  Well, it's a good thing I don't gamble 'cause I've been entering everything I can find since then and just now won my first drawing!  I've entered more blog giveaways, magazine contests, and those drawings you can enter on the bottom of your Home Depot/K-Mart/other retail store receipts.  (Still want to win the $5000 Home Depot gift card!)

So my first blog prize was won from Paula's Palace of AltAred Art.  And it was well worth the wait.  I couldn't believe how much stuff she got into this box.  This isn't even everything!

Pages from a 1905 magazine. 

Chipboard!  Including a Scallop Book.

Lauren's already trying to get these papers away from me.  They're all 8"x8" squares.  There were also some 12"x12" sheets in pink & black that I forgot to photograph.

Vintage goodies!  

Glittery paper:

Second Good Thing:  I just got an email today that 2 of my projects are going to be included in the 2008 Somerset Holidays & Celebrations magazine!!!  They're going to be in a technique-based article and I have to send them a 600-800 word article about how I made them, my inspiration, lessons learned, instructions, tips, etc.  Wow!  I've never done anything like this before and I'm really excited!  I'm sure you'll be hearing more about it from me.  The mag will be available September 1, 2008.

Third Good Thing:  Carmen had her baby!  Her husband works with Glenn & this is their first.  Her family is here from Australia and from what I've heard baby & mom are doing fine.  What a Mother's Day gift, huh?

More Good Things:  I just got off the phone with our homeowner's association.  I called because I thought I had forgotten to send in a payment.  But instead, I have a $244 credit!  Not sure how that happened!  Maybe during the sale?  Anyway, that'll leave me a little more money to pay for all the graduation expenses that are coming up.  Boy, as kids get bigger they keep getting more expensive!  

And I could go on & on... beautiful weather, moving into the new church building next week, this week going to ladies day away with my dd...  So what kind of good things are going on in your life?


Grandpa said...

We're having a great vacation just driving and sightseeing. Visited with old friends (Beechers) in Huntsville today.

Heidi ( said...

Yay, yay, and yay! Wow, you posted some good stuff today! Congrats on your great win! And congrats on your upcoming Somerset article. I love all their publications! I'm proud of you!!!!

PS I'm the one who won your paper flowers! I love them!

Kathi said...

Hey Ann...that is a lot of good news...congrats on the somerset article, that is sooo great! and well deserved.
Tell your daughter that Deadworry keeps listing those bags, so to check back,lol I love love love mine!

Sarah said...

ooooh! I love getting unexpected money back from something! Congratulations on Somerset magazine and fun, fun goodies!

onemotherslove said...

I agree with Paula - you are The Amazing Ann! Congrats on your win - fun stuff! Is that a magazine we'll be able to get copies of?

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