My blog is called "Creative Smiles" because my designs are the result of incorporating mistakes. With fumble fingers that drop whatever they are holding - repeatedly, it takes a lot of giggles, smiles and creative patience during my crafting process. xx

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

OH MY! September Blog Candy

WOW! I unexpectedly hit 300 Google followers when 

Susie Stacy, and 

joined this week! 

So I am going to award one of my followers blog candy! 

A pretty Christmas set called Winter Swirl

a wonderful Autumn set called Fall Harvest by my favorite artist Rosiland Solomon, 

(both valued at US $24.49) 


and A sweet Spring Time set called Tulips (valued $13.49).

If you follow me by e-mail, and want to be eligible for these prizes, please e-mail me privately by replying to your email, or by visiting my blog (click on the title on the top of your email) and leave a comment by clicking on the tiny word "comments" at the bottom of the blog post.

If you follow me via bloglovin', or some other means, please visit my blog post and leave a comment by clicking on the tiny word "comments" at the bottom of the blog post.

If you follow by Google Friend Connect, please just leave a comment as you ordinarily would.

Please contact me or leave a comment no later than September 30, 2014.

One problem - 

I can only mail the rubber stamp sets within the US. But I promise if the winner lives overseas, or across the border, to have a wonderful prize for you, too, which is not as costly to mail. Thank you for understanding.

Thank you, dear blogging friends, for visiting my blog and leaving comments so faithfully. I am home-bound, so the internet community is my where my friends are. Thank you for the ways you enrich my life and encourage my soul.

blogging hugs,


Benzi said...

I was on my blog and up you came on my sidebar. I thought I was coming to look at one of your beautiful cards, but what do I find? Here you are, giving away wonderful stamps sets. Wow! They are super ones. Congrats on your 300 Google Followers.....but that is no surprise. Have a grand day!

susiestacey said...

It is lovely to have found you and being one of your newest followers. Well done on reaching 300 followers too, take care x Susan x

Karen said...

Huge congrats Donna and I hope you have many more followers soon Karen x

Petra Swart said...

WOW, Donna!!! 300!! Big congrats!! Always such a pleasure to visit your blog, as reaching the 300 mark, clearly proofs!!

Have a super day!!
Hugz, Petra

PS. I understand totally that you cannot post to overseas countries, Donna - I know international shipping is VERY costly!!!

Janis said...

Congratulations on 300 followers!!! I only just celebrated 50 followers, but that was pretty exciting, too!!! Thanks so much for letting us celebrate with you by having this amazing giveaway!!!!

I follow you on Google Friend (J. Woolbright) and by email, too.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

Congrats!!! Love you and the blog! But you already knew that didn't you :)

Shea said...

As Benzi said, you with 300 followers is no surprise - your blog is a wonderful read, always with gorgeous surprises within! I'm only commenting to congratulate you, not to win the stamps, but I just wanted to say congratulations and well done, Donna! You go, girl!!

Sue said...

Big congratulations on reaching 300 followers Donna. I am not surprised that so many others share my delight in visiting your wonderful blog. Your designs are always so inspiring and your blog posts are so well written.
Sending you big hugs
Sue xx

pam said...

hi Donna, congratulations on 300 followers, just wanted to hi..
please dont add me to the is enough that you come visit me, love reading your comments..
hugs pam x

KT Fit Kitty said...

Way to go, Donna! 300 followers! That's awesome! But then again so are you! Thank you for the giveaway! I'm in Canada so I'm not eligible but I just wanted to pop in and congratulate you anyway! Sending joyful blessings your way!


cotnob said...

Congratulations on reaching 300 followers Donna, I'm not surprised that so many people follow your blog and visit you - it's always a delight to read your fabulous posts and view your gorgeous projects.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Congratulations on the 300 followers but that is no surprise to me! You do beautiful work! You are very generous too with all these lovely stamp sets you are giving away!

Stampsnob. said...

This is fun I like all the prize sets you are putting up ..........Lis

Jean Bullock said...

Ooooooooo, be still my heart. I follow you via e-mail and GFC.

MaryH said...

Whoo-Hoo! What a milestone for you. But no big surprise, people like what they see! This is some generous & lovely candy, these stamps are luscious. Thanks for this opportunity, and once again, huge congratulations on a super blog. Hugs

Debi said...

Congrats Donna! Gorgeous stamps sets you are generously giving away! Please put my name in the hat! Hugs, Debi

Lisa said...

Congratulations, Donna!! I am so, so happy that we met through SL!! Your projects are amazing and so inspiring!! I love visiting you!! I'm lucky to be a follower!! Have a great evening :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

carrie said...

How wonderful to get more followers! Thanks for the wonderful give-away.

Beatrice Lawson said...

Way to go! Congrats on hitting the 300 milestone! (I follow via Bloglovin, so you should see Joe many followers you have when adding all of them, you are probably closer to 500 than you think!)

NanaConnie said...

On, my, Donna, how fantastic to have 300 Google followers! Not a surprise, tho', considering all the lovely creations we see here every few days. I think it's wonderful that you are sharing such terrific stamp sets, my friend. Thanks for your generosity. :-D

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Well Donna my friend congratulations on reaching 300. That is wonderful. You have so many great cards to share and your so very talented it is not a surprise that your got to 300. Have a craft-tastic day my friend.
Linda K.

Sarah said...

Well done on reaching your 300 followers Donna!! xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

Congratulations with your 300 followers donna.

gorgeous stamps sets you are given away now I'm sorry I live overseas.

Gr Karin

aussie aNNie said...

Sweet congrats De, we have been buddies for ages and you are certainly a worker in your creations and now look at this how generous can one be...good luck to the winners...xx

Paula said...

300 followers, a milestone! I enjoy your blog so much Donna.

KraftyKoolKat said...

Congrats on reaching the 300 mark. Your work is awesome sweetie.
Thank you for the chance at the candy.


Becky said...

It would be wonderful to win any of these stamps sets by themselves, but to include all three is beyond wonderful. And they would be a wonderful addition to my stamps.

As always, I love your creativity and look forward to seeing all the beautiful things you create.

Inky hugs!

Jane Savage said...

Hi Donna! 300 followers! Wow! Many, many congratulations! Your inspiring work and words draw people in effortlessly!!

So, to answer your question about my card today, I actually printed my trio of flowers with the sentiment out twice, placing one on top of the other. This meant that, before I stuck it down. I knew where to position my dies to cut out the flowers to see their duplicates underneath! Hope that makes sense!! Take care, and all my very best to Edith! xx

Monica said...

Hello Donna,
It's been a long time since I communicated with you. Life has been quite hectic with settling in particularly on the home front and the school front. I have started volunteering in school to see how things are going on there.

My little one who is six, climbs five floors to reach to her class and back down again for recess and up again and so on and so forth through out the day. I have no problems with climbing steps - infact I think it is a good exercise but I am concerned about the fact that the children have no teacher supervision on the steps. I should be writing an email so please forgive me... it is just that I saw your name on the dashboard and thought of you...

I will send you photos of our new home soon and the plants that we have got for our balcony.

Lots of love,

KristyLee said...

Hi Donna,
I do follow you by email. IDK how to follow you by Google, but my email is G-mail? I admire you greatly and so happy for you that you have 300 followers, I am sure you have more then that. :)
Congrats hun!

Ina Good said...

Congrats on 300 followers! You deserve it! Your blog is great and your work is fab!

nwilliams6 said...

Congrats Donna! Yay! 300 is a great number. Hugz!

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Karenladd said...

Congrats on your 300 Google followers Donna! A nice round number is always a fun thing.
I follow by email and Google but sometimes I don't get the email notifications (hit or miss) so I'll just comment here. It's no surprise you have all those followers because your projects are beyond fantastic!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Donna a big Congrats...I am in India and dont want to stress you out by mailing Internationally - I once mailed candy to the US and the red tape was such a hassle it put me off having giveaways on my blog!
Am so happy for you my friend
I cherish our friendship and that is the best prize you can give!!
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

SHartl said...

Congratulations on reaching 300 Google followers! Your beautiful cards and informative posts are sure to continue to bring in new followers. I follow on Google as SHartl and can only dream of creating projects as amazing as yours!

jimlynn said...

BIG congrats on all the followers! I'm not surprised at all with the gorgeous work you do. Fantastic!!!

JD/ Jill said...

Congrats to you on your 300 followers! That's quite an accomplishment...your blog is wonderful to visit.

Patricia St Martin said...

I want to thank you for stopping at my blog and I'm so happy we are on the dt at Scrapyland together you are the first one I met and I would like to meet more of the girls. I'm a followers and if you have feeds I will sign up for that also. It is sure nice to meet you.
Hugz from Wisconsin, Patricia
rubber stamping is my game blog

Stampsnob. said...

When I opened the email and saw Betsy mentioned I didn't wait for the picture to open I came right over There is a special place in my heart for Betsy and you never let me down with your beautiful coloring and wonderful result ......Lis

Marie said...

Beautiful card and so cute

craftieodmae said...

Congratulations on the 300 followers but that is no surprise to me! All of your creations are always so gorgeous!!!! Thanks for a chance to win!!!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Donna back to tell you I got a temporary US address[ ha ha at least till December] I am in for your candy. Have given a shout out by posting about your giveaway on my blog sidebar to send you some more traffic
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts School Projects

Pat K said...

Congratulations on reaching 300 followers Donna but I'm not surprised as your work is beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win this lovely candy. hugs, Pat K x

Marie said...

Congratulations - thank you for taking the time to share your ideas and talent with us.

Stampsnob. said...

300 WOW All these stamp sets and lovely Good luck everyone.......Lis

carrie said...

Congrats on your 300 followers. I came over from your Creative Smiles blog. Love your snowflake card with all the layers, bling, sparkle, and the color coordination of the card.