Monday, April 5, 2010

YOU HAVE GIVEN ME WINGS... the giveaway!

This is a long one so I hope I don't lose any of you! First off, these are my babies... it's so rare when I get them all in one place for a photo. One of their aunts who loves and spoils them brought an egg hunt to our place yesterday and they had a blast racing eachother for the eggs filled with change. How smart is she to know that if you want the older ones to get involved tell them there is loose change involved! Here's Max jumping the obstacle course of logs that Duane cut last year. Him and his friend played on them so much after D. got the cutting done that he decided to leave some placed randomly at the back of the yard so they could keep having fun. ( excuse the messy, leaf filled yard I have yet to do my spring clean-up out there.) That's the river behind him.
I love this picture of Hannah, she is trying so hard. Lucky for her Danielle joined in on the fun and then gave her eggs to Hannah and Max. What a good big sis.

Here are my older three, Danielle, John and Cam with A.Linda in the background. Yeah it's finally getting warm enough for shorts and flipflops here in MI. !!! .
O.k. so now comes the news I promised... first of all the reason for my title is this, YOU my friends have given me so much inspiration here on my blog. Really. I am humbled that you keep coming back for my ramblings and to see the crazy ideas I come up with. And now there are 103 followers here at 612! I am thrilled that so many of you stop by regularly and comment. I LOVE COMMENTS! I mean really, who doesn't!!!
I have met so many wonderful, creative and inspiring people here and you all just fuel my creativity. And I gotta say one of the biggest rewards of blogging? YOU GET ME!!! The rusty, crusty, chippy, and mixed with gitter, bling, tattered fabric. I could go on and on but I gotta tell you, there are not too many people in my neck of the woods that 'get me' so THANK YOU!

So I'm having... you guessed it A GIVEAWAY!
I have gathered some goodies for you and the theme is wings. Because you my blog-friends have given me wings... O.k, o.k. enough mushy stuff and on with the goodies...
First up. A glass pendant with a sweet fairy.

Another glass pendant, this one does not have the bail so that you can use it in a future project.

I was inspired to make this next little goody from the pages of Somerset Life. They were made by Karla Nathan and Rachel Jackson, oh they are gorgeous and caught my eye immediately. I knew I would have to try them as soon as I saw them! This issue is loaded with amazing ideas page after page of beautiful photos. Mine is filled with mica flakes and wrapped with hand stamped fabric, with ofcourse a little bling!

Up next is one of my vintage millinery flowers on a hand stamped tag, it's attached with a little piece of adhesive foam so you can use it in one of your beautiful future creations.

A little chalkware bluebird...

Here is a print of a old class picture that I picked because I am learning so much on this journey. It is glued to the front of a metal piece so there is some fab rusting going on here!...

A little silver angel with a little broken wing just waiting to be loved, an awesome roll of vintage tan crepe paper and one of the few atcs I ever made... I love this man on here, definitely one of my favorite pics to use in my artwork.

Last year I purchased one of Teresa McFaydens Ezines and she showed how to do this altered silver tray...

Here's a group shot so you can see a couple more of the goodies... a section of a vintage tape measure wrapped on a handstamped tag and a set of 6 tags with a little bird theme.

So there you have it, some fun stuff for you to play with and some goodies that I made for you to enjoy right away. Now down to the 'legal stuff'...I think we all know the drill...
Since this is my FIRST giveaway I'm going to make this pretty simple for you...
1. If your not a follower, jump on the bus!!!
2.If you are let me know in your comment, which brings us to #3
3. Leave me a comment to know you are playing along. Remember
That's it, that's all you have to do to have your name in the hat! I will draw the winner next Monday April 12. Just to make this clear... you must leave a comment (yes I'm that desperate for them) to be entered because that's how I'll draw the winner.
Wow! This might be my longest post ever! I hope I didn't lose any of you!
As always thanks for stopping by, and GOOD LUCK! Theresa xoxo


  1. Adore your photos! And thank you for sharing your adventures in blogland! I will continue to follow your posts. And do please count me in on your lovely giveaway treasures contest. Have a great week! ~ Angela

  2. You kept me hanging on every word.
    I think that you do the same to those of us who follow you. I love your sense of humor and your creative take on so many things. Lady you inspire me. You are wonderful to have such a lovely give-away. Generous and kind some might say.
    I would love to have my name thrown into the hat.
    And I will always keep coming back to see what your mind has come up with...and leave you a comment or two.

  3. Oh my gosh how I would love to win your blog giveaway!I love your style so much! One of my favorites is your vintage tape measures on the tag! I have wanted one for a while now! and oh my the other awesome things your giving! What a blessing it would be to win! You give with your heart and that is very special. I have been a follower for awhile! Thank you, XO Fran. Fran.

  4. Love seeing the photos of your family! We had to have our hunt inside, still too cold up north.

    I am a follower and I'd love to be included in your giveaway draw. That little bird is what caught my eye, it looks like it needs someone to take good care of it!


  5. What a pretty family. You are blessed. It looks like a fun day. This is my first visit.
    Drop over anytime.


  6. What a lovely giveaway with lots of goodies. You have a great backyard for kids. Growing up, we always had a egg hunt in my Mammaw's backyard and one of my aunts always filled the eggs with money. Good memories! You have a beautiful family. Wishing you all the best, Tammy

  7. Hi Theresa!
    I am back after my week of spending time with the family. I can't wait to catch up on what everyone has been doing. I missed everyone!

    Your giveaway is fabulous! Fabulous, if you were my neighbor, I would certainly "get" you! So wishing you were...

    Love your Easter pictures, I always have an Easter Egg Hunt too. I bought and filled 1800 eggs again this year for all the kids of our city. Then I do another one for my family. By the end of Easter, I am all plastic egged out!

    Have a great day, got to go catch up!

  8. Love all the Easter pics. Wasn't Sunday beautiful?! It was nice to finally peel off some layers of clothes! I think though that I blinded a few temporarily with my alabaster legs....

    What a loot you are giving away there! Love all the artwork you have done.

  9. Oh Theresa, what a lovely and generous giveaway! Each and every thing is so pretty that I would be ecstatic to win! Oh, and I'm a follower.
    It looks like your family had a great time doing that egg hunt! I don't think you're ever too old to enjoy something like that, whether there's money involved or not!
    Have a great day!

  10. Nope I'm still here cause I love your blog and I love to leave comments too, I mean who doesnt love a blog comment eh?? Would love to go in the draw for all those fabulous prizes yay!
    ps. great egg hunt!

  11. Well, for your first give-away you certainly have come up with some fabulous things! Please put my name in the hat!

  12. A family is such a blessing! I know you enjoyed the day! And your giveaway is so generous.

  13. Theresa, first I want to thank you for taking the time to stop and and second I hope you find your way back again. I always leave a light on, so feel free to drop by anytime.
    Now on to the business at hand...your children are beautiful. I guarantee you if there is money involved...I'd knock small children out of the way to get at some eggs myself! What a fun day y'all must have had.
    Land sakes alive, but that is quite the potful of goodies in your giveaway! If you like, I can add a photo from your beautiful items to my sidebar.
    Again, I sure hope you drop back by for a glass of iced tea (or a dirty martini) soon.

  14. P.S. I signed on as a follower!

  15. Well you didn't lose me! I loved seeing your kids enjoy their Easter egg hunt and I really enjoyed seeing all of the goodies you are giving away!!! That's a very generous giveaway and I would love to be know I'm a follower. You're one of my favorite places to visit.
    Congrats on your blogging success.

  16. I just found your blog. Love your tutorial.I found you on Tuesday tutorial. I would love to be entered in your giveaway. I also became follower. Congrats and thanks for the chance, carol

  17. Hi again :) I LOVED seeing your family! What a fun day you must have had! The log jumping was really cute....those kids will always remember that. Beautiful bunch!

    Your giveaway is amazing Theresa...just like everything you do! I LOVE the little bling on the top of the cork....sweet touch!

  18. My goodness that is a sweet giveaway!!! I am a follower, and I shall add this to my sidebar, not that I want anyone else to win....okay, I guess I could share.... he he, this is the hard part of telling everyone about a giveaway. They might win!!! I know don't be greedy, right?
    What gorgeous pics of your children, I love that the older ones shared their eggs.....that's sibling love at its best!
    Margaret B

  19. Hi Theresa sweetie...
    I am Country Wings in Phoenix, your newest follower. I have so enjoyed my visit here today. I can't wait to see what you share next.

    What a beautiful give away that you have to share. It is just so awesome. Please enter me into the drawing. I would be so thrilled. What a great package this is. Any one of us would be so lucky to win.

    Please stop by and say hi. I would be so honored to have you follow my blog as well.

    Have a beautiful day sweetie. Country hugs...Sherrry

  20. Theresa - My first comment on your blog - but that doesn't mean I haven't been following along - love all of your posts and of course your projects! Am still working on my collage from your class and miss seeing you!

  21. Hi Theresa,
    Great giveaway. Even though you didn't mention it I'll post it on my sidebar. The more the merrier.

  22. Hey Theresa, I'd love to be entered in your giveaway. You have some wonderful things there! I'm sorry I'm late to join in or I would have put up your button, I just saw your sheep image on the box and now I am officially drooling over it! Have a great weekend, you know I'm a follower
    big hugs,

  23. My birthday is next week and this is right up my alley. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  24. Theresa - of course I would love to win your wonderful give away! Am still working on my collage from your class - but will get there eventually - and would love to take another class!

  25. Hi! I enjoyed looking at a few of your posts so I just signed up as a follower!!

    I admire all the goodies in your giveaway, so please count me in...

    Cynthia K. (Beauty and Blessings)

  26. hello, i enjoyed your long post! i would love to win your treasures!


Thank you so much for visiting me here at The Old White House, your comments make my day! ~ Theresa xoxo