Monday, January 24, 2011

Blog Candy Winners Announced!

Winners, winners! We've got winners!!

First, thank you to all who participated in the Valentine's Day Cards Blog Hop. It was the first hop I hosted, and it was such great fun, I'm sure it won't be my last. (If you'd like to be in my next hop in February, please leave a comment here, or e-mail me at

Now, first I'll let you know the results of the poll to determine which of my 16 cards respondents liked the best:

1. Love Tree ... run away winner. And (gasp!) it was the easiest one to make. To make it, I used the "Fairy Cut" Cricut-cutting software that was recently introduced. I will be writing up a review of the software next week and posting to this blog; a commenter to that post will WIN a free copy of the Fairy Cut software license (a $99 value) that was given to me by the manufacturer to award to one of my loyal followers. So stay tuned, you'll not want to miss this one!

Next, allow me to divulge the BIGGEST WINNER here, and that's ME! I earned 34 new followers as a result of this blog, and I've gone to each of those follower's blogs and am now following them as a result, too. Through YOU, I gain so much information and inspiration. THANK YOU for this wonderful community.

NOW for my Blog Candy Winners:
I have a Valentine's Day basket for each of three winners. Each basket contains a new-in-box Cricut cartridge, a DCWV Calendar kit, a package of three large bottles of Stickles, a package of Valentine's-ready glitter paper, and an extra little treat from my stash. What a goodie basket!

The winners, chosen at random, are:
Cindulu2u -
Angela R -
Anna -
I will send each of you lucky winners an e-mail. You have a week to reply by e-mail to me (click the e-mail heart next to your name, above or write to to send me your USPS address and I'll get your gift pack out promptly. Thank you for playing along!
One more winner: I gave those bloggers who served as Hop Stops an extra opportunity to win a special prize: one of CardMonkey's custom-made Cricut Cozy Covers. By random pick, the winner is Shawn Mosch of, and her site Congrats, Shawn! Please send me your USPS address ASAP, and let me know what text you'd like embroidered on your cover.
Again, I sincerely appreciate your participation in the blog hop, either as a "stop" or a hopper. Your comments on my creative work here inspire me to do better things ... your company keeps me warm in the winter chill. Being linked to your blog stimulates new ideas. :-)
....Til next time, stay calm and carry on!


Anna said...

Oh my stars thank you so very much!!! I enjoyed the blog hop so much and then this. WOW. Thank you!!! I sent you an email.

Ashley Nicole said...

Congrats to the winners. I had an awesome time Ellen. I would love to be a stop again for the one in February. All the ladies did such a great job.

Becky Dunham said...

congrats to the winners - I am envious :) The hop was tons of fun!

Melissa said...

Congrats to the lucky winners!!

Unknown said...

Congrats to the winners. It was a very fun and inspirational hop. I would like to be considered for a stop for your next hop. You can view my blog at

Selina said...


I had so much fun with the blog hop. It was my first time participating and I would absolutely love to do this again in February with you!

All the stops were fabulous and I am now following them and gaining so much inspiration! I met so many wonderful ladies. Thanks again!

Shawn Mosch said...

WOW! I cannot believe I won a Cricut Cover! I wanted one of those so much!!!!!!

Thanks Sistah!

Sarah said...

Congrats to the winners!
Ellen the hop turned out to be so much fun. You did a fabulous job and I would be honored to be able to participate again. Thanks

Lena said...

Congrats to the winner. I like to invite you to my blog for a custom made apron give away. Enter @

Anonymous said...

Congrats to all the winners!!! Thanks Ellen for such a great hop! I would love to participate in your hops anytime!!!

Anna said...

Ellen I received my awesome prize today in the mail and WOW WOW WOW. Thank you so so much!!! So many awesome gifts!!! Can we say PLAYTIME/CRAFTTIME for me!!! Thank you so much.

Jennifer said...

Congratulations!!! :)

What great giveaways, Ellen!!!!!!!!!!!!