Friday, March 16, 2012

It's a Blog Hop Giveaway - Three Prizes - Three Winners!


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It's a Blog Hop Giveaway hosted by Michele at Quilting Gallery. Thanks Michele!

I am giving away three prizes today.  That's three winners. Three packs of  Orange Flower Quilt Note Cards. One pack for each winner. They are available for purchase on my website - here. 

Leave a comment:
Tell me what you like best about receiving a card from a friend --- to enter the giveaway. 

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I will ship internationally too!

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Giveaway will end at Midnight CST on March 23rd.  The three winners will be contacted by email and announced on March 24th. 

I am also hosting another giveaway on my Food Blog - Lunch Looks Like a Quilt to Me.  Hop over and enter it too!

Enjoy the Blog Hop Party!
Marcia

114 comments:

hueisei said...

Well, this is the first time being the first person to comment ^^..
I loved to see the picture of the card :)
thanks!

Lisa Marie said...

A card from a friend is a bright spot in a mailbox that's usually full of bills and junk. I try to send cards periodically because I figure if I enjoy receiving them then other people do too. Your cards are gorgeous!

Lori said...

Card are connections to loved ones far away. There's nothing like it!

Margaret said...

Who doesn't love getting mail that isn't a bill or advertising? I always love to send random cards to friends. It is even more fun when they send you one.

Mhairi said...

A card doesn't need to wait for the computer to turn on and load.
A card is very hard to accidentally delete.
A card shows someone took the time to sit down, write a letter, put it in an envelope, go to the post office, put a stamp and an address on the envelope and send it to me.
A card shows that my friendship is worth that time to a friend.
A card makes a pile of bills trivial.
A card says more than any email could ever hope to say.
A card brings happiness from near or far.
A card says I care about our friendship.

krisgray said...

Oh so pretty! Cards, with written words inside are s personal and also so rare these days. It's fun to get one, but especially when it's not associated with any event, when it's sent "just because."

Teresa in Music City said...

Your cards are marvelous - would love to win a pack of them! Cards are so personal and receiving one tells me that the sender was thinking especially of me and took the time to do all that was needed to get it in the mail and on its way to me. Hard to come by anymore in this day and age!!!

Richard Healey said...

Those look wonderful. I sadly do not give or receive many cards but enjoy the ones I get. My mother in law loves to fill her cards with glitter so now when the kids get birthday or other holiday cards I like to see what falls out lol makes such a mess.

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Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

I love getting a personal note...in this day and age of computers, where communication is all in little sound bites, a beautiful note like this one would be very special!

Binks said...

I think I just more appreciate the sentiment of sending the card. But sometimes I just love how perfectly the card matches my personality, and I know the sender really cared and thought about me when choosing it.

Jodi said...

I love getting a real old fashioned letter or card in the mail from a friend. It is always so exciting and so special & such a nice change from those plastic window envelopes. It is a fading tradition that I love to share - everyone should have those bright happy moments of "NICE MAIL" every now and then.

Margy said...

Your cards are lovely - flowers always brighten the day. A card handwritten shows love and that you take the time to care enough to send something through the post rather electronically.

Martha said...

Sometimes in this age of electronics we forget what fun it is to get a envelope in the mail with a sweet card or note from a friend. Makes my heart sing. Thanks for being so generous and have a great day.

strandkorbtraum said...

Opening my postbox and seeing a surprise (that doesn't turn out to be a bill) - that's the best part in reciveing mail form friends.

Lindsay(PACountryCrafts) said...

I just think it is wonderful to recieve something unexpected in the mail. A nice note or a bit of encouragement in the form of something you can physically hold is so uplifting!

Barb in Mi said...

I love snail mail - and especially cards that refer to my or the sender's hobby. It puts a smile on my face - just like your beautiful quilt cards! Thanks so much!

Pippa Parsons said...

I like getting a card as it seems that someones spent more time than just writing an email,

JustPam said...

I love the colors in these. I don't send or receive much mail (except bills) and it would be nice to send these just to brighten someone's day.

JoyceLM said...

I like receiving cards because it makes me feel special - it takes extra time to choose, write & mail a card. Thanks for the chance to win your beautiful cards.

Debra Lee said...

I like that someone took the time to send it to me!

Maureen said...

Receiving a card let's me know the person took the time to choose it and write something personal.

Marcia W. said...

The cards are lovely. I like to send cards with a special note written inside "just because"... and like to receive them too. It just means someone thought enough of me to take the time to write and mail the card.

Marcia W. said...

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Your cards are lovely. When someone sends me a handwritten card it tells me that they were thinking of me, and that makes me feel good. Thanks for the giveaway.

Keri said...

I love receiving a card in the mail because normally a note from a friend is a surprise. What fun to get than instead of the normal bills and junk mail!

Janet said...

Oh more beautiful quilt cards! I love getting letters or cards from friends. What I like most about them is the texture - paper, card, pictures, writing, ink, etc. The internet, e-mail and such, is so fleeting.

sew and so much more said...

I love cards! I get them and use them most often during fabric swaps. Which is all the real mail I ever get anymore :-)
Cards make me happy!

Kate said...

Real mail, except for bills and adverts, is rare so a handwritten card/letter from someone is a treasure. I really like your quilt cards. Thanks for the chance to win.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

To get something that someone took the time to pull out, write in, and mail, means something. I try to send BDay cards to people. I also try to send notes to people that I think need a note. These would be great for that. Thanks for the chance.

Tiffany said...

I love that the person has taken time to write me a card - makes me feel cherished.

Merrilee said...

I love HANDWRITTEN notes.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

nothing says 'Thinking of You' more than a handmade...hand written card.

JMF said...

We met another couple on a bus trip to Texas a few years ago, and Paula and I have so much in common. We send each other cards all the time. The year she was cancer free for 15 years I sent her a card everyday for 15 days, she didn't know what was going on!! Then she started writing back every couple of days....so it was good for the post office:)
Thanks for the chance to win new cards to send her!!

Lori said...

I love sending & receiving cards in the mail from friends & family. It means someone took the time to make another feel loved & appreciated. What's better than that?

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

It's nice to know someone thought about you. Love the cards and the quilt....wow!

Dee said...

The cards are beautiful!!!!

Prairie Stitcher said...

I love those yummy orangey cards! I hope I win a package. I send cards all the time and love to get them. There are so few these days, and that makes them even more special. It's the thought that counts, isn't it?

Jeanne Gwin said...

Receiving a card from a friend is nearly as good as seeing them. I miss my friends and they all are so far away. We do send a lot of just a note cards to each other.

Jsoosay said...

I just love receiving cards period. Whenever I get something not bill related in the mail it makes my day. I keep them for years and pull them out every once in a while.

Melissa @ Sew BitterSweet Designs said...

Handwritten cards shows that they took the time and energy to bust out a pen and pay for a stamp :) Makes me feel extra loved!

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Handwritten cards seem so much more important and intimate now in the time of email. Beautiful cards! VermontPines at aol dot com

Lesley said...

Your cards are beautiful. I use a lot of notecards and send along to friends and family. These would be pretty special to have on hand!

Cal said...

Love the card! Orange is one of my favorite colors, do I find the cards awesome.
I strive to send or give hand written cards often, and keep the ones I receive in a keepsake box. It is a meaningful gesture.

Cheryl said...

I love reading the handwritten message that someone took the time to write.

Samantha said...

I just like that someone was thinking about me and took the time to write something down and stick it in the mail. It's a good feeling that someone who is not in your own little bubble world cares about you. :)

I love your cards. Thanks for a chance to win these.

Julie in WA said...

What a beautiful quilt! I love the idea of putting an image of a quilt on the front of a card. People really don't send cards much anymore...it is too easy to quick email. But when something personal arrives in the mailbox, it makes my whole day brighter!

ELNM said...

Beautiful cards - the color is gorgeous. I think getting a card really brightens the day because so much of what is in the box these days are bills, ads, political flyers, etc. It's a nice surprise. Thanks for the chance to win!

Linda said...

A card from a friend does not come often enough....we all e-mail now instead, personally I treasure the cards that are recieved via the old fashioned way !!!!

Mary C said...

I love to handwrite personal notes to my friends who live far away. I have a special 90+ year old friend who encouraged my quilting. I love to send her little notes in the mail. Thank you for the chance to win!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I so enjoy writing notes and letters. I correspond with a gal from MO. It has always been fun to receive letters in the mail. Cards and letter writing is just so much more personal.

ljeanne said...

I love receiving a hand written note from a friend. It's the extra effort to write that makes the card special.

Sherry said...

I treasure hand written cards from friends. I love to look at old cards with my parents handwriting and they are no longer here with us. My old cards and letters are treasures. Your note cards are lovely.

Kathy said...

Keeping in touch with friends is like receiving love in the mail... what's not to like about that:)

Karen Linton said...

Beautiful cards! I love the surprise when I receive a card in the mail from a friend, especially a card I'm not exactly expecting.

Katina said...

The quilt your cards depict is awesome and this is a great giveaway! I love getting cards from friends since it means they actually took the time to send me snail mail. And I love the anticipation of opening a card and seeing how special it is!

Connie said...

Great giveaway! Receiving a card in the mail always seems so special anymore!

Quilter Kathy said...

I love knowing that a special friend is thinking of me and values our friendship enough to take the time to let me know! Great cards!

Beth said...

I love getting a card from a friend because I can read it again and again - and usually set it on my mantle to look at and smile!

Gill said...

I love sending and receiving hand written cards - I hate e-cards!!

Deanna said...

I love, love, love getting mail so now I try to send more note cards. Your cards are gorgeous and I would be thrilled to win them. Will be back to your site - it's lovely.

Melinda said...

I love getting a surprise in the mail. I like to pin cards to my inspiration board to enjoy for a long time.

Janet said...

I think we are too focused on electronics. I know I am guilty. So when you get a real card in the real mail, it is the best!!

Sheila said...

I love getting cards from friends , it shows they are thinking of me and care and much more personal than an ecard. Thanks for the chance and I am a follower.

Becky said...

I love surprise cards from friends and family. My favorites are the ones that share an insight and personalize the card. Great notecards!

quiltmania said...

The quilting on the fabric behind the cards is lovely! In this electronic age a card from a friend is a true treasure.

Kim's Crafty Apple said...

I love knowing that they're thinking of me! It always makes my day!

Carol said...

I love to get mail especially from friends. I love to hear what is happening in their lives.

Needled Mom said...

With e-mail taking over, I find it especially touching when someone sends a personal note. There is a special connection to them.

Andi said...

Lovely cards! Mail from friends is like a long distance hug. Thanks for the giveaway.

AlessandraLace said...

thank you for this chance. hugs

beaquilter said...

it's rare I get a card, now it's email :-) great cards and you know I'm a follower

KrisD said...

Receiving a handwritten note in the mail is like a gift. It's always a good feeling to know that someone cares enough to hand write a note. Very cute note cards!

Joyce Carter said...

Your cards are lovely and the colors are breath taking! A card from a friend just makes my day. It means so much to me to know that they took the time to sit down and write a message to me. It makes me warm inside and I am happy all day long.I like to place the card where I can look at it often. Thank you for the giveaway.
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Leah said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks!

Linda V said...

Beautiful cards. A card from a friend is almost as nice as a 'hug'. Thanks for the giveaway chance!

Deb said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the tought behind the card - it takes time to write it, look up the address, and get a stamp.

Quilting "b" said...

Beautiful cards. I like to receive a card from someone because it means they took the time to select it and write a note. No one sends little notes anymore by snail mail.

Beth said...

I live far from my dearest friends, and what I love about the cards they send is that receiving them feels like a visit.

wordygirl at earthlink dot net

Beth said...

I live far from my dearest friends, and what I love about the cards they send is that receiving them feels like a visit.

wordygirl at earthlink dot net

Beth said...

I live far from my dearest friends, and what I love about the cards they send is that receiving them feels like a visit.

wordygirl at earthlink dot net

Jodi said...

Beautiful cards and a beautiful quilt under them. Great quilting as well. Love getting cards from family or friends. Seems like with email and ecards getting a hand written note is a rare thing. When I do, I know that person took the time to buy and write the card. It's like that extra step that someone takes when they care about you.

Thank you for your giveaway and a chance to win some beautiful cards. I'm already a follower.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Charlene S said...

They took the time to think of me is what makes getting a card so special.

Holly Dawes said...

Wow, lovely cards! I like getting a card as it shows someone has thought of me, they are compact little pieces of art to brighten up my room. :)

Sandra said...

Your packs of orange flower quilte note cards are just so beautiful and just in time for spring/summer. The idea that someone took the time to actually write to you and to send the card. That means so much. There is never enough time and that card says it all. I have seen a lot of new blogs and have had a great time entering all of the giveways on the Blog Hop Party. I just want to say thanks for your participation in the Blog Hop Party and giving us all a chance to win.

Sandi T.
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

Dresden Quilter said...

I love the handwriting in cards. Thanks for the giveaway.

Sara said...

I love getting cards from friends - it makes me feel special...

Your cards are beautiful...

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crafter1953 said...

Hi, a card from a friend is something that makes me smile all day it just makes my day and I hope it does the same when I send a card. I like you on FB. Thank you for the giveaway and have a great week.

Debbie said...

What's nice about cards is collecting the ones with fun and beautiful pictures on them and just being in touch. Your orange flower cards are my favorites, Marcia!

Cherilyn said...

Beautiful cards! I love getting a card from a friend. It makes my day! I am a new follower! Thanks for the chance!

Mystica said...

Cards are gorgeous!

diane said...

Beautiful cards! I love getting a personal, handwritten card in the mail because it's a tangible token of someone's thoughtfulness! Thanks for the giveaway!

Jan said...

Love, the orange! I like the personal touch!

Kay said...

Your cards are great

Sharmond said...

What beautiful notecards! So vibrant and colorful. I like the sentiment behind receiving a card, someone took a moment to send a card. Thanks for opportunity!

PJ said...

What pretty cards. I like getting cards because it is something that someone took the time to get, write and send to me, and I can hold it in my hand. Thanks for joining in the Blog Hop Party Giveaway.

Kathleen said...

. . . the smile they are sending my way. Love to get---and send cards.

~ Julie ~ said...

It's so rare that I get a card any more (just bills) because of the way people communicate now electronically. I still try to send them, though. I know it can brighten any day to get a little something fun in the mail! :) Thanks for the opportunity to win such a great giveaway!!! :)

Kathy MacKie said...

Fun giveaway and note cards means that person was thinking of you.

karen pior said...

Cards can be so personal. Shows someone cares enough to go the extra mile when shooting off an email is so quick.

Cheers,
Karen.

SewLindaAnn said...

I like sending and receiving hand written cards. It's fun to make neat cards and I save the cards that are memorable. Like my international swaps. I get some of the coolest cards.

Lisa C in GA. said...

my favorite thing is finding it again later...long after the fact, and being just as touched then as when it first arrived in the mail :)

JCnNC said...

My knowing that they thought enough of me to select the perfect card and I love the handwriting. My son always does such a good job of finding a perfect card. Your cards are very lovely and look as if they are covered in fabric. Judy C

MissMary said...

I love how unexpected cards are--and that by sending them, we're preserving a tradition of kindness that seems to be slipping away in many cases...

Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

I used to send cards to my late mom. She had Alzheimer's and had difficulty remembering anything--names, to eat or go to bathroom, how to sew, just about everything--but would go to the mailbox every day (sometimes more than once) to check the mail. That should tell you how important it was that she received cards from her children. She'e have loved your beautiful cards. Of course, I do!

Deb said...

I'd love to win the cards...I do a lot of letter and card writing. Plus, there are quilts on them! i enjoy getting snail mail because I know the person took time to update me about their lives.

Anne said...

I love your cards! I enjoy receiving a card from a friend because it makes me feel special.

http://tubakk.blogg.no/ said...

A card in my mailbox is so exciting. Else I get mostly bills. Thanks for the chance to win.

Laine said...

I would love to get a friendly note in the mail. Doesn't happen much theses days other than at Christmas time. Finding one of these note cards sure would beat opening up bills.

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Nancy R. said...

I love your notecards! I love receiving a card in the mail. I think it shows when someone really cares. I love sending out cards to encourage others. Thanks!
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Jamie P said...

I love most the fact that someone thought enough of me to take a few minutes to send me a card--always brightens a day

ikkinlala said...

I like that they took the time to let me know what they were up to.

Maria Kievit said...

It used to be common courtesy to send a card, but that is something that has fallen by the wayside. Still love receiving cards, and seeing what friends wrote inside of it for me. Thanks for the giveaway.

Maria Kievit said...

New follower on fb.

Maria Kievit said...

New follower on google connect. Thanks for the nice notecards.

Karen Propes said...

Love receiving cards, enjoy joining clubs with card exchanges. How can you not like a friendly note that's unexpected. Thanks for giveaway.
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