Birthday Giveaway

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Good afternoon, friends!  I trust you all are having a wonderful week!  It has been unseasonably warm in our neck of the woods, so we've been taking advantage of such with lots of extra outdoor play.  Although, all that came to a screeching halt for our little bear yesterday, as some kind of icky bug caught up with him.

He went to Sunday school for the first time this weekend.  I almost didn't leave him, especially when I saw the ratio of adults to little bodies, but he looked like he was having so much fun with those new toys.  He also has had lots of anxiety over being held by or even being in the vicinity of non-immediate-family members.  So, I kind of thought of it as a little breaking in towards the conquering of such, as it was only an hour, and his teachers were on board.  But it didn't go so well, and now, he seems to have picked up something.  We're talking "five complete outfit changes during 12 waking hours" something, and I'm afraid it's going to be lots more difficult to get him back into that Sunday school room again.  Poor thing!  Neither of my other children had this kind of anxiety, so I'm a little at a loss of how to handle it.  I keep thinking he'll outgrow it.  So, I've just been taking it one day at a time and catering a bit.  It's not like I'm bending over backwards to appease him or anything, but there haven't been a lot of opportunities for him to spend time with other caretakers, and those who have tried to hold him hand him right back to me just as soon as the first tear rolls down his chubby, little cheek.  So, now, I'm worried we're creating a monster.  Sigh.  He's such a cute, little monster, though.

Anyway, you didn't come here to read of my woes.  Tomorrow is my birthday, and to celebrate, I've packaged up a box full of fabulous goodies for one of my faithful followers just for being such.  Check it out!
Let's get a little up close and personal.  Shall we?  That's (1) 18 sheets of a rainbow of colors of textured Bazzill Basics or Core'dinations cardstocks; (2) one Hambly screeprint; (3) ten sheets of one-sided cardstock, in soft blue, bright blue, and yellow, from We R Memory Keepers...
(4) February 2013 and March 2012 issues of CARDS Magazine...
(5) two Teresa Collins Fabrications stamp sets; (6) six stamp sets from JBS Mercantile; (7) one Imaginisce Polaroid stamp...
(8) two ScrapMatts ornate frames; (9) wood frame and phrase bit from We R Memory Keepers; (10) Maya Road transparencies; (11) Maya Road chipboard boot and acrylic albums; (12) Maya Road cube album...
(13) Forest Thickers; (14) printed kraft Thickers; (15) Fancy Pants large orange alphabet stickers; (16) one package It Takes Two full-color rubon words and images; (17) sei Silver Valley dimensional stickers; (18) Jillibean Soup printed cork bits; (19) dimensional, "Princess of everything" banner from Making Memories; (20) two packages Shaker Stickers; (21) Market Street Stamps Jubilee enamel shapes and decorative brads; (22) Market Street Stamps Ashbury Heights decorative brads; (23) round clips from Heidi Grace; (24) Queen & Co. Jellies...
(25) two American Crafts DIY Shop security envelopes; (26) three each of kraft and white envelopes from Paper Studio; (27) K&Company rainbow brads; (28) assortment of brads from Doodlebug Design and BoBunny; (29) mini beach Bingo cards from JBS Mercantile; (30) file tabs from Chic Tags; (31) Little B decorative tape; (32) Starry Night Stickles; (33) white ZAZZ! glitter glue from American Crafts; (34) Pure Black FolkArt acrylic paint...
(35) assortment of single yard ribbons and trims from Papertrey Ink, Stampin' Up, Hobby Lobby, Dear Lizzy, May Arts, and Making Memories...
(36) three May Arts fabric and paper flowers; (37) Freckled Fawn paperclip arrows, felt flower, and mini keys; (38) wood veneer assortment from Freckled Fawn; (39) heart buttons from JoAnn Fabrics; (40) JBS Mercantile chipboard shape assortment; (41) Prima felt bloom and bows; and (42) The Ribbon Reel resin flowers.
For your chance to win, simply leave me a comment below.  I'll leave the giveaway open, to U.S. residents only (So sorry, guys!  Shipping is a booger!), until next Wednesday, January 28, 2015, and announce a winner here the following Thursday.  Thanks so much for stopping by, and good luck!

18 comments:

Sabrina said...

Happy Birthday Jinny!! I'm so sorry to hear that your little monster isn't feeling well, as for Sunday school all you can do is keep trying or just for one day put him in there and walk away for about 15 minutes to half an hour and see how he does and go from there. If he does well keep upping the time amount that you leave him in the class. He just needs to know that you are coming back for him. Well that's how we did it for my grandson when my daughter would leave him with me.It didn't take to long before he adjusted to spending time with me without crying. Good luck.

Annette Allen said...

yay for your Birthday.. Happy Birthday Jinny.. have an awesome day tomorrow.. please leave me out of the giveaway.. :)

Hope your little bear feels better.. that cold is going around.. :( boo

Ashley Horton said...

Happy early Birthday, Jinny! I hope you have a great day, and I hope your little guy is feeling better soon!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY birthday!!!!!!!!! What a giveaway!! Even if I don't win ... I am going to have to find that chipboard boot album ... Adam is graduating this year, and that would BE AWESOME to make into a banner for his party!!! And PS ... sorry about the anxiety woes ... I hope it stops soon! Poor baby and Mama!!!!!!

CountryTwinkle said...

Happy Birthday! Enjoy your day! Hope your little one feels better soon.

Lisa said...

Awww the poor little fella, I hope he feels better soon. Also hope it doesn't make it to your other two babes. I agree with Sabrina's suggestion to leave him for a short period, then increase the time as he adjusts.

Have a wonderful birthday. I wish you many blessings and much happiness! Please leave me out of the drawing and pass it on to another if my name pops up!

Kat said...

wow, jinny! what a generous giveaway! happy birthday and i hope your son feels better soon. it's never a happy time when the little ones are feeling icky.

♥ Lynn said...

Just wanted to say Happy Birthday anyways ;D Wish you all the health and happiness. Hope your little one feels better soon! xo

Lynn said...

Oh no...we've had a small stomach bug going through our house...hope that is is only a 24 hour bug! Happy happy birthday my dear friend! No need to enter me for your fabulous goodies. Wanted to wish you a wonderful day!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Wow... Some goodies. I really need to a clean out like this too... Want to swap boxes?

Maria said...

A big Happy Birthday to you, Jinny! I hope you enjoy your "special" day and have loads of fun! A fabulous giveaway...so generous of you! And, sorry to hear about your little guy picking up something and anxious about not leaving you. I'm sure it'll just take time for him! Take care, hugs!:-)

ScrapaDiddle said...

Happy Birthday Jinny! Hop you have a great year! Oh my goodness what a huge gift you're giving away! That is extremely generous of you. I hope your little one is feeling better soon and accepts Sunday School.

Bella Scraps said...

Happy Birthday and hope everyone feels better soon.

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Ros Crawford said...

Oh I do hope that little guy gets better soon ... He's so adorable ... What amazing goods you are sharing ... You are so generous!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Happy Belated Birthday Jinny. Hope your little bear is feeling better by now! No fun seeing them sick.

Anna White-Sharman said...

Wow, what a giveaway Jinny! Belated birthday wishes!x

Leslie Germain said...

Yay for your birthday!! How nice of you to celebrate with a giveaway! Hope you have an amazing year!!