Thursday, 5 July 2012

My June Giveaway Winner! And Thank You!!

First of all I would just like to say THANK YOU so much to
all my followers/readers.  Thank you especially to the long-time
{I was going to say OLD but that didn't sound right LOL?!}
faithful friends who have journeyed with me for nearly four 
years, there are still some left!! 

 And thank you to everyone who I have met along the way, at 
whatever stage, thank you for "digging me out" of literally 
thousands of scrapbooking blogs around the world, 
thank you for your faithful visits 
{I am STAT obsessed so it means so much to me when you 
actually click into my blog} - it's like I'm not talking
 to myself but there is actually a point to all this...
and it is HARD work.  

Yes it is fun, but like the model who tells you she is 
"just lucky to have a fast metabolism" 
don't let anyone tell you that blogging everything is a 
breeze.  Just think of how many more layouts we could all 
get done if we weren't photographing, editing, uploading, 
posting, returning comments, blog hopping to maintain our
 friendships and be inspired in return.  Sure, it would be
 faster, but a one-dimensional life.  

Right now I am living my life in 3D and that is thanks to YOU!

I am also painfully aware that I am in your debt, owing you sooo
much comment love!  I have been sooo busy with all 4 kids home
for the holidays, a maid that went AWOL on me, a house-breaking
which resulted in some VERY expensive security measures that took
up MANY days planning and executing {honestly we are living like
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie now} & a short trip away with my 
girls to plan.  As a result June was definitely the shortest month!!

Aaaaaaanyway...if I can EVER catch up, I will!!  Okay?!?

Now onto my RAK winner!!

The winner is............................

CINDY!!  {online name Violette} from Canada!

Congrats to you my dear!

Shoot me an e mail with your postal address otherwise leave it 
in the comments section{you can come back and delete it 
once I've responded to you if you like} & I will get your
parcel out to you next week when I am home!

I am DEFINITELY having an August giveaway, so will get
that sorted out some time when I have time to breathe LOL!!
I have hit over 300 followers now {didn't really imagine that
EVER happening so I feel that it is a good reason to celebrate!}

Hope you are all well and havng a VERY GOOD WEEK :)


Lizzy Hill said...

YAY for violette..... Hope you enjoy your goodies...& hope life calms down for you a bit , very soon, Helen...almost the weekend:):):):)

Lynnda said...

Your creation inspired me Helen!!! I hate to miss coming over here...

And Congrats winners... hugs...xoxo

Violette said...

Oh my gosh! This is the first time I win something scrap related! But I think it was worth to wait: it is such a generous prize. I'm so excited, can't wait to receive it!

I'll email you my address right away. :-)

Mitra Pratt said...

Congrats Miss Helen from South Africa. I am not surprised about your followers 'cause you are a rock star scrapper!

Kelly Foster said...

Hi, Helen..
I feel the same way, it can be so wonderful to know that people do stop by and appreciate your hard work! Half of me scraps to preserve memories, and half of me scraps to blog, to inspire, to be inspired, to learn, and to share! And to receive feedback, well we would all be lying if we said we didn't care about receiving a bit of positive feedback to keep us going, right?! Have a great day, hope life slows down for you soon!!

sandi said...

A big congrats!!!!! Fabulous giveaway Helen...she is one lucky gal!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Congrats Cindy!!! And Helen... sorry to hear about having to add extra security...

Michelle said...

Hey Helen, Hope you are having a good week and things are settling down over there. I have had the hubby home for the past few weeks on a work injury, so my schedule is completely thrown off. That along with a trip to Disney and some major house projects that we have been doing ourselves. My June was gone in a blink of an eye. Kind of makes me sad. I have less than 2 months left before I have to send my middle off to high school and my baby off to kindergarten. I don't know what I am going to do with my days without him. Take care and have a great weekend.

Stefanie said...

Was really great chatting away with you today. Keep up all the hard work, it is totally worth it, you enrich so many people's lives, adding colour and sparkle with your wonderful creations.

Tracey Sabella said...

Congratulations Cindy!! I know you are going to enjoy these fab goodies!! ~ Blessings

Svjetlana said...

Hi Helen, your work is truly inspiring and I am very happy I discovered your blog. I have been very bad blogger and crafter myself for past few months but I regularly visit your blog even if I cannot always leave a comment; the blogger does not like me writing comments of my mobile phone :(. I hope things in your house settled and nobody got hurt when the house was broken into.

Karen said...

Oh Helen, so sorry to hear about the brake-in, how horrid for you!
Take care and thanks for taking the time to blog your journey, I know that I can always find inspiration here!

jeanie g said...

Hi Helen, so sorry to hear about your break in, having suffered similar I remember how invaded I felt. Hugs and sparkles for that and your AWOL maid. Just enjoy your wonderful kids while you have them, the blogging must come after them but thank you for taking the time as I'm always inspired when I come here. xx

Karen Shady said...

I too struggle to visit every ones blogs... I wish there were more hours in the day... I love your blog, and love your creations.... I hope your life is more settled now, you have had your fair sahre of stress and drama..

take care xx

Alison said...

I know what you mean about keeping up with blogs...some days it feels like I'll never catch up...and I've had an entire week like off to try to catch up with your posts now!
Alison xx

Eila Sandberg said...

Congrats to Cindy!! that's a mighty impressive give-away that's on its way to you :)
Talk about it! June hardly existed and now we're well into July. Seems we're all having the same frustrations about too few hours to the day and so much we want to do. Chat later darling! xoxo