This post will definitely be a day for "housekeeping!" I have been so very fortunate to receive a few RAKs from super blogging gals and some BRAKs for my April birthday, as well. To top off my good fortune, I have a couple of blog candy wins to share but will do that tomorrow due to the lenghthy nature of this post. So... first, I will share with you my good fortunes and if you hang out 'til the end, I'll be showing you how I plan to "pass it forward" and share what it some super exciting (at least to me) news!!!!
My first RAK is from, Tinla Woo. Tinla does not have a blog of her own, but the super sweet and super talented Tracy Clemente featured her and her work on her blog a little while back. Boy, was I happy that she did! Tinla is a super talented stamper and great fan of A Muse products. I left several comments for Tinla during her stint as Guest Stamper and I have gotten to know her better over at the A Muse Addicts Forum. So you can imagine how very pleased I was to receive this precious Elzybells RAK from her! Thanks so much, Tinla!
Now then, how about this... a lady is kind enough to organize a ribbon share using the new A Muse stitched ribbons and encloses a hand stamped notecard with each order!!! That is exactly what Tracy Clemente did! And let me tell you, this was no easy share- not that any shares are easy- but this one had trials and tribulations all of its own! So imagine how surprised I was when I opened the package with all my yummy ribbon and I got this super sweet notecard, as a bonus! Kudos to you, Tracy!!
As I mentioned, I celebrated my birthday on April 21st and found myself so very blessed my the folks that acknowledge the date with a card. First, is from a fellow SCSer who sent a card out to everyone who shared her birthday- how wonderful is that! Thanks so much, Alycia Clark!
The next one is from my very dear friend, Belinda. I met Belinda through scrapbooking at our lss and even though she has moved away, I consider her one of my dearest friends (not to mention so very talented)! Thanks so much for this beautiful card, Belinda! Mary Elizabeth and I cannot believe how much your grandson, Jack, has grown!!!
Last, but certainly not least, I received this awesome BRAK from the talented, Lindsey Botkin of Jacksonbelle Embellishments. I have been a huge fan of Lindsey and her delightful webstore for sometime. This little jewel of a card showed up with an order I had placed using a gift certificate hubby gave me for my birthday. Lindsey went above and beyond to help my poor stamping-gift impaired husband give me something that I really wanted! Thanks for everything, Lindsey!
Now speaking of Lindsey and Jacksonbelle Embellishments, I have some exciting news (well, at least for me)! I've had to keep it under wraps for a couple of l-o-n-g days but I have been selected to be on the Jacksonbelle Embellishments Design Team!!!! I cannot begin to express how honored and excited I am to be a member of this super team (please, be sure to check out the sidebar for awesome DT blogs)! If you would like some inspiration, be sure to visit Lindsey's blog, Embellished ,both today and tomorrow. She is posting ALL of the submission (1/2 each day) and they are wonderful!! So with that, I definitely feel the need to pass on my good fortune with some blog goodies. For this "contest" you need to head on over to Jacksonbelle Embellishments and pick-out your favorite Inkadinkado stamp and post it in the comments of this entry (1 post per individual, please.) Using a random number generator, I will choose 1 name on Monday, May 5th sometime after 8:00pm and the winner will receive that stamp (or a substitute of their choice it that particular one is no longer available)! Easy peasy! Remember it is ALWAYs a Stampin' Good Time! Take care!