Tuesday, January 31, 2012

My First Blog Give-a-way and then some haha!!!

I see all these blog give-a-ways on everyone else's blogs and I really want to do something for my loyal followers. My birthday is on Feb. 5th and I want celebrate by giving to you!! YAY!!! I think it's a great way to give back to everyone who makes my blog special and to everyone who gives me encouragement. 
So... I am giving away a set of the Winter Limited Edition Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Evergreen Bough, Festive Berries and Iced Spruce AND a little something else along with it, it's a secret surprise. The winner will be chosen at random on Feb 5th and will be announced here on my blog. :)


All you have to do to win is 
follow my blog (if your not already)  
and 
leave a comment about your something special you did on your last birthday. 




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Love To All My Blog Buddies xoxo


Oh and by the way, forgot to tell you that if you don't see your post right away don't worry, I moderate all of my posts so it may take a minute to show up :)





49 comments:

  1. What a sweet thing to do! Happy Early Birthday Hon!! I'm already a follower :-) On my last birthday I spent the day with my Ducks because my Mallard Hen hatched out 18 babies and ducklings are the cutest thing in the world!

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  2. What a great thing for you to do! Very nice, kind of a pay it forward thing! On my last birthday, August 22, I was in California, celebrating the 2nd birthday of my great grandson. My best gift ever was him being born on my birthday!

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  3. Nice give away Claudine :)
    My Kids made me breakfast last year for my birthday :). Waffles with cream cheese, cereal with milk and juice. It was the sweetest thing...

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  4. What a great give away. I been following your blog for about a year-love all your creative talent.

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  5. Happy Birthday Claudine! I love the idea of giving gifts on one's b-day instead of receiving them! My last Birthday was a very special one. That spring I had emergency heart surgery and 'beat the widow maker' as they say. So my husband and I plus another couple participated in a Dinners At The Farm event. This is an event to support the American Land Trust, Cityseed and another farm based organization that eludes me at the moment. Anyway, you eat a 6 course gourmet meal, outdoors, under a beautiful tent, with the focus being on locally sourced food and wine with every course. I have a photo album on my blog if you'd like to see the pics. It was SOOO fabulous that we are doing it again this year.
    Thanks for doing this giveaway! You can never have too much Tim stuff! VBG!
    Terrie Lightfoot

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  6. My husband and I spent a romantic night at home instead of trying to beat traffic and go to a restaurant. We had a wonderful steak dinner. And the best part was that my husband did all the cooking!

    Blessing,

    Peggy

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  7. Oh I can answer this one for sure went out to dinner and my family gave me my iphone which I did not think I would love, but I do love it, and as my 15 year old would say I am now out of the dark ages and into the light.

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  8. Happy Birthday. Great blog candy. With my kids grown, birthdays don't get quite as much attention. We go out to eat. Last year I received lots of stamping supplies.

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  9. What a great idea Claudine--just love this idea. You already know what I did on my bday :) And I already have the inks so I am not entering. Good luck to all that enter tho!

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  10. On my last birthday my eldest son and his wife invited me to a restaurant for a meal. When I got there I was amazed to see my other 2 sons and their wives and my grand daughter. they had arranged a surprise for me. A wonderful birthday.

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  11. Thanks for the chance. For my birthday this past year, I went to the flea market with my oldest daughter and two of my grandkids, then out to dinner with dh and his father and special friend, then went and played bridge with them at her place.

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  12. When I was growing up we had a tradition for our birthdays. We ate homemade Indian Fry Bread for breakfast. Somewhere along the way we grew up and it became less of a tradition, until last year. My parents took me out to a resteraunt that makes Indian Fry Bread, it was a great treat and plan to do it again this year when I turn the big 30!!! :)

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  13. My special birthday was last year when I went to Fresno for a long week-end to spend the time with my sister.

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  14. Growing up we had a birthday tradition in my family. Mom made Indian Fry Bread for breakfast. As my two older brothers and I grew up traditions changed and Fry Bread was forgotten... Until last year. My parents took me to a restaurant that serves Fry Bread. It was so good and I'd say the tradition just might be back. And to top it all of this year (in May) I will be turning 30!!!

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  15. I spent the evening with my grandson - which was very special since he had come into the world very early and was now home. Happy early birthday - Di

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  16. What a sweet thing to do :). My girlfriend and I spent the weekend camping at the beach...it was fabulous!!
    I will follow your blog!! Many blessings to you.

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  17. Congratulations and a very Happy Birthday to you Claudine and this is a wonderful giveaway. I wasn't able to get this set when it was being sold so I'm very glad to have a chance to win one!!! I have become a follower!

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  18. Congratulations and a very Happy Birthday Claudine! Thank you for the chance to win this set. I wasn't able to get it when it was being sold! Have a happy day! oh, I became a follower!

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  19. I was happy to send it taking my 88 yr. old mom out to dinner. Sure hope to win this give away. I just finished looking at all the things that you do on your blog. I'm blown away.
    Kathy C.

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  20. Thanks for the wonderful give away. I would have been the first entry but I got busy looking through your blog. I'm blown away at all the things you do. Wow.
    Kathy C

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  21. Nice giveaway! I had a fabulous time a few years ago doing a round robin dinner...appetizer and drinks here, moving on to dinner there, dessert and coffee there. Lots of fun and new friends joined at different places. Lots of fun!

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  22. Happy Birthday!!! What a great giveaway and a great blog. I'm following you now and would love a chance to win these great inks. I don't have them yet. Thanks so much for the chance, now I'm off to check out more of your creations. Shari (cricutrookie)

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  23. What a great giveaway! For my 50th I spent a week at an all inclusive resort in Mexico. If you ever get the chance, Just Sayin' :)

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  24. What a great Giveaway! For my 50th I spent a week at an all inclusive resort in Mexico. If you ever get the chance, Just Sayin' :)

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  25. Great give away honey. Happy early Birthday!

    My last birthday? Do people remember that far back? LOL
    I really don't remember what I did last year for my birthday. Hopefully I went shopping and bought art supplies. I cant think of anything I would have enjoyed more then that. :-)

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  26. Happy Birthday! My last birthday (July) was actually very stressful. We made an emergency run to the vet with one of my cats which later died.

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  27. Happy Birthday! My last birthday (July) wasn't so great. Made an emergency run to the vet with one of my cats, which later died.

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  28. We don't actually celebrate birthdays. but, i try and look for some sort of workshop to treat myself to.
    Great giveaway! Happy birthday!

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  29. I'm already a follower. I started reading the other birthday memories and can't even come close to ducklings and a grandson. We just went to Joe's Crab Shack for a bucket of crab. mmmmmmm

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  30. Happy Birthday!!! What a nice thing to do in honor of you birthday! :-)
    Unfortunately, my last birthday I was doing pre- op prep to have surgery, definitely not a great way to spend the day!

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  31. I hope you have a nice birthday! My birthday last May was spent at an Heirloom Productions stamp convention at our local fairgrounds. It don't get much better than that.

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  32. Happy Birthday! Thanks for the chance to win. On my last birthday my friends threw me a surprise birthday party/dinner. I never expected them to do anything like this for me and so it was a great surprise.

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  33. Happy Birthday Claudine! What a Sweet thing to do, and Pay it Forward was one of my favorite Movies! On my last birthday, I gave myself permission to make mistakes,and be messy, and use stuff up even if I could never get any more, I gave myself permission to be exactly who I am,and let go of all the things I thought I had to "measure" up to. LOL, even with permission, I am still learning who I really am, and an Artist has emerged in the process!

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  34. Many Happy returns of the day for Feb 5th . My birthday is also this month. Last year I spent the first half of the day shopping with My eldest lad and his girlfriend. His girlfriend was new to this part of the world as she is from Holland. And the second half of the day I spent with my youngest lad. I had a really good day even though no one sent me a birthday card. Thanks for your generosity and for the chance to win. Hope you have a memorable birthday
    hugs Julie

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  35. Happy Birthday!! I do hope you take the time to do something nice for yourself! For my birthday in November, I took the day off work and went to a restaurant I've been wanting to try. It only serves mac and cheese! A friend went with me and then surprised me by paying for the meal. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

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  36. I don't really do anything special for my birthdays. I just love how it's in September. The prettiest time of the year, not too hot or too cold.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win.
    Giveaways are so fun!

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  37. Following...and last birthday I slept past 6:30 am...

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  38. Happy birthday! I slept late, which is rare because I'm the one who lets the dogs out in the morning. Ceil

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  39. Hmmm. Not sure if my comment posted. But last year, I had a nice birthday at home with my husband, my son, and my mom (she sometimes isn't in our area for my birthday, but she was last year!). I am so enjoying your creative blog, Claudine! And I wish you a wonderful birthday celebrating yourself!

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  40. Claudine,

    I wanted to share that last year on my birthday, I re-connected with two old friends whom I hadn't spoken to for quite some time. It was one of the best gifts I have ever given myself!

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  41. Hope you have a super birthday! So generous of you to offer a gift!! xoxo
    I am on ATC_World with you!
    Laura
    nc_scrapbooker@yahoo.com

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  42. Happy Birthday! My 65th was last Jan 4 and I also did a blog give away. SO MUCH FUN! Plus, it just always feels so good to GIVE. Have fun with yours!
    hugs, Chris

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  43. Happy Birthday!!..My last birthday was super. I was taken out for supper to a special place along with my new little granddaugher who was only a yr old and totally stole the show...lol. I also recieved a kindle for my birthday..which I really enjoy.
    This is a great giveaway!!...Thanks so much for a chance to win those Fabulous TH inks!! I hope your Birthday is filled with all things Fun and Wonderful!!

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  44. Hi! I'm already a follower! happy early Birthday! My birthday is January 1st and it was my first birthday here in the UK since moving from Texas. I spent the day with my wonderful husband - he bought me champagne and We had Indian food to celebrate.

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  45. Thanks do much for celebrating your birthday with a giveaway. I started off my birthday last year with breakfast in bed made by my hubby & 4 year old son. The rest of the day was spent having fun with my two favorite men. Oh and chocolate cake of course!!

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  46. Happy Birthday! I hope you have a day full of sunshine!I did something similar on my birthday (Dec. 23), i made a dotee doll, a tiny quilt and a pincushion all to match and put it up on my flickr site to celebrate! I plan to try to do it every month now. It was great fun! Thankyou for the chance to win this great stuff! Just starting out on atcs i can use "stuff". LOL. Enjoy your day. HUGS

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  47. Claudine-
    You know I always enjoy visiting your blog. Seeing all of your projects is so interesting. I already have the set if inks so I am not entering your contest either. It is a fun one. My birthday was spent shopping for Tim Goodies and a fun lunch with friends. Remember?!? ;)
    Chris

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  48. Well, I can't remember what I did last year, but my birthday is next Tuesday (Feb 7th) and I will be doing dinner with friends. Going to a fav restaurant.

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  49. I made myself a special single serving dessert.

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