Sunday, March 29, 2015

giveaway! // 7 years of blogging **now closed**

I've been blogging for 7 years this month. *Deep bow.* ;) A little over 7 years ago, I stumbled upon my first blog. I've shared this story here, but I'll share a shorter version here... I came across a nonprofit blog 7 years ago. She was sharing just to share- no link to her shop, no sponsored posts, not even affiliate links. I was inspired by the beautiful pictures and stories of her thrifted finds, her stunning home, her garden, her family life, trips they had taken, and, of course, her paper crafts. I was inspired to start my own blog then. I was selling paper bag albums and premade scrapbooks at that time on eBay. I would sometimes make two of whatever I was selling- one to keep and one to sell because sometimes I liked the book so much, it was hard for me to sell it. Then, I thought, "Instead of making two of everything, I could just take pictures, post them on my [then nonexistent] blog, so I can always keep a record of things I've made." I clumsily started posting 7 years ago. I've refined my posts over the years (thank goodness), and am still learning what's blog-worthy. I am happy that you come to visit. I appreciate you, my readers, very much.

As a thank you, I am giving away 7 of the following kits- one for every year I've been blogging:
giveaway! 7 years of blogging
These kits are similar to the ones I gave away last year. See the kits here. (Also, see year 1's giveaway here, see year 2's giveaway here, see year 3's giveaway here).
giveaway! 7 years of blogging
Each of these kits include
1- "Hey girl!" rubber stamp or "Whatever!" rubber stamp or "Oh snap!" rubber stamp
5- 4x6" sheets of wood patterned / kraft / kraft & gold-foiled paper
11- 3x4" sheets of wood patterned / kraft / kraft & gold-foiled paper
1- vintage, bingo card with 2 white, silk flowers with gold brads
4- self adhesive labels (I use them as journaling spots in my scrapbooks or mini books)
6- black, heart stickers
1- flair badge / button (from my favorite buttons shop A Flair for Buttons)
3- clear buttons in varying sizes
1- bronze paper clip
giveaway! 7 years of blogging
I'm so excited to be able to share a kit with 7 of you! :)
giveaway! 7 years of blogging
If you'd rather just buy a kit (I feel you), I've also listed 3 of these kits in my etsy shop. Each kit has 1 of the 3 stamps. For 2 weeks only (the duration of the giveaway), I am listing these for $5 each. After two weeks, I will increase the price to $7. Grab yours in my etsy shop here! (I recommend checking out my other listings as I combine shipping).
giveaway! 7 years of blogging
To enter the giveaway, leave a comment here telling me how long you've been reading my blog. :)
giveaway! 7 years of blogging
For additional entries:

Share my giveaway on InstagramTwitter, Flickr, or elsewhere. Leave a comment here linking to it. Each link counts as an additional entry.

If you follow me here on my blog (via a reader like Bloglovin' or Feedly), InstagramTwitter, or Flickr, let me know in the comments. Those all count as additional entries. I'm sorry, but I am only shipping within the US this time.
giveaway! 7 years of blogging
Also, see my Instagram feed for even more ways to enter. :) I will announce a winner on April 10th. (I've extended it to April 15th).

And I sincerely thank you for reading along!

***The winners are Jean, Barb, Cerri, Jen, Jennifer, Linda, and Heidi. Yay! I will be sending your kit to you as soon as I get your address! :)***

P.S. I host 2 big giveaways a year. One for my blog anniversary and one for my birthday. For my birthday, I giveaway a particular number of favorite items depending on how old I'm turning. I started this when I turned 30. See my 30 favorites giveaway here, my 31 favorites giveaway here, and my recent 32 favorites giveaway here.

To be notified of my upcoming posts, follow me using Feedly or Bloglovin'. Or put your email in my sidebar where prompted to receive email notifications- that way you'll be the first to know when I post details about various giveaways. You could also follow me on Instagram and/or Twitter. :)

12 comments:

  1. Congrats on seven years of blogging! That's quite an accomplishment, and such a wonderful history to have for you and your family - one of the best reasons to blog. Since I'm a recent winner of one of your generous giveaways, you don't need to include me in this one - just wanted to give you kudos!

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    1. I will definitely be including you! :) Thank you for your kind words!!

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  2. Congrats! I follow you by email and retweeted this!

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  3. Congratulations on six years of blogging -- I think we've been blogging the same length of time and you are giving me ideas about a giveaway on my blog, too! I have been reading your blog at least 3 years and you always amaze me with your thoroughness, and organization, and consistency!

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  4. Congrats on your seven years of blogging...that's awesome girlie!! I started following/reading your blog about 3yrs ago and although I don't comment oftenI DO read and enjoy all contents that you post!

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  5. I think I've lost count! :) For sure 3 years but I think it is closer to 5 - I know I started reading back before I went back to work which was 4 years ago.
    Congrats on year 7 Jessica!

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  6. what an exciting milestone!! :)
    I can't remember when I first started following your blog, but it's been a while. although I am absolute rubbish about leaving comments.... sorry about that.

    I follow through email. I'm not much for other forms of social media.. guess that says loads about just how 'social' I really am. ;)

    anyhow, congrats again!

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    1. Thank you! And no need to be sorry! :) I understand!

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