Thursday, February 18, 2010

Our appreciation of our followers giveaways!

Have you ever had someone steal your idea?
The other night I was thinking about all of the old, new and newer followers that I have gained since the Magic Carpet Ride event.
My
"original" idea
was to have a
giveaway for just my followers....dahhh....
So I started going to each blog that had signed up to follow my blog.  I spent numerous hours enjoying each one. 
I thought, "Hmmmm, I will just draw a name and
send them a surprise for following my posts".  
(Have you ever heard the saying that 
"there is nothing new"???)
Wellllll,

Karen Valentine
(don't ya' love her name?)
had already set up and posted the same idea!!!...lol
I am just kidding, Karen. 
Here are a few words that
she took right out of
MY mouth
and she expressed it better than I ever could have.


"Feelings of joy, gratitude and awe.... Feelings of fear and worry. I felt them all and they all make me a better blogger, a better artist, and a better person. I can't express properly in words how wonderful this last year has been.



I have made some wonderful new friends and am in the process of making many more. Some of you leave comments and some of you don't, and that's okay because I know you are there anyway. I am grateful to you all for your friendship and encouragement. And so... to say Thank you from the bottom of my heart I am offering this humble giveaway to everyone who follows my blog."





These are Karen's words
from her post! 
Please go over and enter her giveaway by
signing up to follow her blog...
(I found Karen while I was wondering around
OWOH hosted by Lisa so I, of course,
added her blog to my blogroll and signed in as a follower. )
Her blog is absolutely delicious to the creative spirited!!!!

Then Linda K. at
Robins Egg Blues

Thought of the very same thing!!!
Look at what she is giving in appreciation!


~~~~Now for MY "original" idea! ~~~ 

Yes!!!

I AM having a giveaway for my followers too!!!
(So IF you are not already following my blog,
sign in,
leave a comment)
I will draw a name from the list on
March 1st!!!
It is a surprise!!
 I won't show you what I have made just for the lucky winner until I have drawn the name!!! 
Yes, It is a piece of jewelry.
I made just for that special gal who loves my jewelry. 
I can not express into words how much pleasure my blogging buddies have given me.  You always encourage, love and support my creating heart.  You know how to
"get to me"
through your kind words.  
I haven't been able to come up with the correct words but here goes a small attempt at expressing my heart. 
This is for the wonderful friends I have made
and been with me from the very beginning. 
This is for the newbies to my blog.....
"You never know who is on the other end of this computer program called blogging....
I am one of those people.  I am a woman, a daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, sister and just plain ole' me.  Yes, I can create but one can have a truck load of beautiful things but if no one sees or appreciates what you do
it is just STUFF.... 
(My family is very supportive!!
 I appreciate them for their love of my artwork
 but they can only handle so much of the
"Kyser Collection")
 I want to tell
YOU,
my blogging friends,
how humbling it is for a total stranger to take their time to leave a comment of encouragement and kindnesses.
I have been encouraged by scriptures and quotes.
I have prayed for numerous needs when you ask.
I have laughed until I have cried at some of your posts.
I have smiled at your sweet family pictures,
I have actually cried over a broken heart,
loss of a loved one, or the serious illnesses,
and I have heard your pain when you are hurt. 
What I am trying to say is,
I care and
I appreciate each and every single one of the souls
that pass my way through blogging.
YOU
have made a difference!
YOU
have added value to that
truck load of stuff!
YOU
have turned it into treasures!
Because you are you and you care."
I humbly thank you from the bottom of my heart for
 touching
my life in such a positive way!!
Sharon
(please remember to stop by
Karen's and Linda K's
and tell them I said "Hi!")

25 comments:

Jodaeodesign said...

Your idea may not be original, but it is still very thoughtful, and what a wonderful idea you have to make a special piece of jewelry just for that “special gal”. So considerate.

Debby said...

Sounds like a great idea. Guess we are all jumping on the band wagon. LOL...I have a giveaway going right now for my 100th post and I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I would be having a giveaway when I hit 200 followers. Been there, done that so I better get something together. Have a great day!
debby

Amy said...

Proud to be a follower of your blog! (P.S. You won my good friend's OWOH giveaway! Congrats!)

Beadwright said...

You brought all of these emotions to me just reading your post. This is a lovely idea and thank you so much for the kindness of your heart.

I am posting my idea this morning of giving a gift to Lisa.

Nicole/Beadwright

Las Creaciones de Boricua said...

Congratulations!!! Your jewelry is beautiful!!!!! Thank you for sharing. God bless.

Karen Valentine said...

Sharon, I may have taken the words right out of your mouth, but you took the words right out of mine as well!!!
The post is absolutely beautiful. I almost got teary eyed. Isn't it amazing how much our blogging friends have affected our lives? I hope you have a wonderful day Sharon and are visited by each and every one of your following friends!!! And thank you once again for the shout out!!

Karen
My Desert Cottage

shiborigirl said...

What a great idea, so great, that others have also thought it up! :)

I'm one of those "special gals who loves your jewelry", so... raising my hand very high over here...

Kate

Carol Anne's Boutique said...

Hi dear Sharon,
I can not believe that I was not signed up as a follower on your precious blog. I have always loved visiting you...I'm officially following now dear one. :)
You are one of the most sweetest & caring ladies! I can't thank you enough for all of your kind and heartfelt words you always leave for me when you visit my blog!
Hugs, Carol Anne

Liz Revit said...

I'm so glad to have found your blog. I enjoy reading your posts, and I love looking at all the fantastic pictures. Your work is amazing!

Terri said...

My Mom is into jewlery making more than me and I have sent her the link to your blog. We both adore your creations are in awe of your tallent. As a follower I like come by from time to time to visit and leave a comment here and there. Thanks for sharing all that you do.

stefanie said...

LOVE suprises,,,please enter me

Threadhead said...

Thank you for the opportunity...the only beading I do is on fabric, I have no idea about making jewelry...your pieces are breathtaking! It is a pleasure to look at them!

Thespa McLaughlin said...

You go girl! I've been following both of those blogs and am happy to say I've been following yours too. You have some of the most beautiful jewelry pieces. Hope you have a very happy day!

Karen said...

Your jewelery is exquisite. I am just experimenting with stitching, and am loving it. Your creations show the love in your work.

*~tabby~* crooked heart art said...

i am so glad i found your blog during the ohow event ;D
your blog is wonderful along with your art
many thanks for sharing
enjoy your dayy
tabby :D

Sea Witch said...

Sweetie, you are an "original". I also adore Desert Cottage and you know, great minds think together. All I know is that "you" are giving away something you created and I must get in on this giveaway. Hope it's me! Sea witch

LuLu Kellogg said...

Hello Lovely!

I am trying to catch up on my blog visits tonight and tomorrow. I have been so busy that I have not had time to sit and visit.

Hope you are well sweet one.

Love,
LuLu♥

LeeAnn said...

Your jewelry is very beautiful!! AND I wanted to be sure and THANK YOU! You actually lead me to the OWOH event. I saw a comment you made on another blog I follow. They weren't part of the event, but you mentioned it in your comment. Curiosity got me and I went to explore what OWOH was... I was GLAD I did. I had just enough time to make something and get in on it too. I had a great time! Thanks again.

grammycarolynn said...

Emmanuel......God with us! Dearest Sharon....I can't think of anything more beautiful to hear as I discover your blog! When my youngest, Marine son, Tim, was serving in Bosnia during the war...This song was especially dear to me! I found such comfort knowing God was with my son on the other side of the world...Thank you for ministering to me tonight!
Blessings and best wishes on your uplifting and beautiful blog!
grammycarolynn

Gerry said...

You know, blogging is a two-way street. I feel I get so much more from reading every one's blog that I could ever give.
Your post today will stay with me for the day.
Hugs,
Gerry

www.nelliebugs.com said...

You stopped by my OWOH giveaway and I just wanted to say thanks. Sorry it took so long for me to get back with you - I had over 200 entries! Whew! Glad it's over with. :) I am now following your blog, and if mine interests you I'd love it if you'd follow me as well! I just wrote an introduction post today, for new friends and old. Hope to see you there!

http://nelliebugs-swaps.blogspot.com

xo
Sadie

Ivonnardona said...

What a wonderful blog and your work is absolutely gorgeous. I am definitely following you now.

Tumbleweed Trails said...

Well I never heard of such a thing, friends stealing other friends origianl ideas. What were they thinking. lol Love your blog, your work, and all of the wonderful pictures and links with te fantastic beadwork. Thank you for sharing it all with us.

Jody

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

What a blessing you are Sharon. Always giving! Your a sweetheart no doubt and have enriched my life in the last few months.
Love you
Maggie

Shaiha said...

I just started following your blog and I am in awe of your skill with those tiny little beads.

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