Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Thank you's and Where Bloggers Create Giveaway Winner!

First of all, I have to say Thank you SO Much,,,for the kind praises by TWO of my longtime blog friends Debra Oliver of
Common Ground Fame, and Vicki Boster of "2 Bags full" for their kind praises today of my artistic endeavors and their WONDERFUL photographs,,,,,either of you ever want to do photo shoots for a living, ladies you have got it in the BAG! Thanks for all the love and Kindness! So funny that you would both post your "goodies" on the same day!
Loved putting it all together for both of you!

As for my "Where Bloggers Create Giveaway?" I actually drew Vicki's name again, but she'd mentioned not to put her name in the "Hat." So,,,,,,I used the random number generator again ,,Vicki, my sweet friend, perhaps you should head to a Casino, or at LEAST buy a Lottery Ticket!

So,the Winner is, "Brenda Baker." Which is also kind of weird, because her daughter IS a Ballerina,,,,,Hmmmm, I'm thinkin' she wont want a Flamingo Box,,,,,I'm just sayin! Congrats Brenda. Email me and you can tell me what colors you want, (If you don't want the one pictured,,,,,OR if indeed you DO want a Flamingo Box!)

Thank you ALL for visiting my Studio. I always love Karen's Event and it Kicks my Backside into shape (IF that is at all possible) every year! I regularly have Giveaways, so check back or Follow me to see what's going on!

I've been working in another shop in Snohomish the last couple of days, which has been fun! I met some great ladies and tourists. But I'm looking forward to hitting my Studio again tomorrow......Lots of "Stuff" to get ready for "Island Chicks" (See my sidebar) in September!

For those of you that have followed my for a while and know a bit about what has been going on in my personal life, quick update. I'm going on Monday or Tuesday over to the Peninsula to see my Sister in Law, Mary and my Bro. If you're new "here," she's had Cancer,,,,,in her spine and in her kidney. Both tumors have been removed and I think we are ALL holding our collective breath to make sure "It", the Cancer, doesn't show up elsewhere.

One step, one day,one prayer, one doctor, one specialist, one treatment at a time. She's been in my life since I was 9 (She and my bro are 10 years older than me). Prayers and positive thoughts ALWAYS welcome!!!

Thank you all, old AND new friends. I know Blogging has slowed down a bit, but There is Nothing like it,,,,,Love me some Pinterest (addictive) and FB is great, but you really don't learn the heart or the soul of people you admire there. Drop your blog friends a quick comment!

Enjoy the rest of your week!
Hugs, Love and a "Bus" of Gratitude for Longtime Friends and New!


  1. Your the sweetest honey. I will continue to pray for your sweet SL Mary.
    Congrats to your very lucky winner. I know she is so excited.
    I missed your giveaway because I am so far behind with blogging and visiting friends.
    A couple of days ago I was on a travel site looking up places to stay in Portland ME and your picture was on there saying you had visited Portland so I was excited seeing someone on a sight like that I knew. haha
    So any ideas for me and Christi we are planning on going around the 8th of September.
    Take care and have a wonderful week

    1. My Sweet Maggie,,,,,,I have been to Portland Ore many times,,,,but never to Maine! It must be my Good/or Evil Twin! HA!

      Miss you,,,,I know I haven't been in touch much, but YOU are always in my heart! Love you! Truly, let's catch up soon!

      Big old Squishy Hug and a Loud and loving "Bus" on the Cheek!

  2. You're such a talented artist, Shell, it was a joy to share you with everyone, and I'll be praying for your sister in law. Hugs and blessings, xoxo

  3. Oh my-- I am going out to buy a lottery ticket tomorrow!!! Congrats to your lucky winner-- it was fate-- how cool that her daughter is a ballerina!!

    We are all holding our breath for Mary-- terrified to breathe deeply-- saying prayers every day. Please give her my love when you visit-- she is I the hearts of all of your friends.

    Shell-- you are an incredible artist-- you have no idea how your talents impress us all. Great things are going to be there for you--

    1. Wow,,,,,I am SO blessed! Thank you Debra, Maggie and Vicki for your praises, I LOVE creating new things, and I especially love sharing those creations with friends!

      However, I cannot think of ANYTHING more important that the emotional and loving support of dear friends I've come to know and love. That is the greatest gift I could ever get!

      Thank YOU! And thank you for your Prayers and Support!


  4. hope mary is well and that you enjoy your visit with them! keep up the beautiful work!

  5. I certainly hope your sister in law will be alright and is past the worst of it. Your artwork is absolutely beautiful and congratulations to the fortunate winner.


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