Saturday, June 18, 2011

Are you ready for a WINNER!!!

Are you all ready to meet your next WINNER!!!. This was so much fun! I loved reading all of your comments.

Before I announce the winner of this latest giveaway, I want to give you a quick synopsis of my crafting years.

 I have been crafting and drawing my own designs since I was 22...which makes a total of 30 years now that I have been creating things. I started off in school as an art major, but decided to get my college degree in Business Management...because at the time, I did not want to be a starving artist. LOL

To let you know a little bit of how my designs have changed...I started by painting wood items that my dad created out of pine. Then I decided to add cross stitch items to his wood pieces.

Then plastic canvas was all the rage; so my drawings changed to create both flat and 3 dimensional plastic canvas designs, as well as still painting items for my dad's wood projects.

My dad and I made a good team together and we went to many craft shows together. We only did Harvest and Christmas shows, but those were our favorite times of the year. Mine Halloween and dad's Christmas.

It was quite ironic that my dad would pass away in 1993 and my family buried him at his favorite time of the year on Christmas Eve morning. His favorite flower was the red poinsettia, and the funeral home was filled with them.

I took a year off from doing our regular craft shows. I did not want to explain to every one of our followers why my dad was not with was hard, but after a year off, I realized I was being selfish to our I started drawing again. this time however, I started making items from fabric.

I loved mixing and match fabrics together and drawing different faces..and I began creating for all of the holidays, not just Harvest and Christmas.

Bob and I even started a craft website, but working full time and trying to start this antique business, the crafting suffered. 

Now I feel, its the right time again to begin drawing and creating items for others to enjoy again.

So now I decided to start an Etsy account. I will give you all more details when I start selling my wares. Most will be one of a kind items, and all of my followers will have first chance to I will post pics of what I add to you all will have the inside scoop, before anyone else...Bob may even add a few small antiques from our shop as well.

Well, now for our lucky winner... I used a random number counter  for this giveaway, and our winner is:


Congratulations Lecia!
Please email me at to let me know if you would like your peppermint sticks to be in color or black/white, and also I will need your mailing address.

One more thing before I forget. Dani from Eagle's Wing, please email me so I may also send you your free peppermint pattern. If I have forgot to send anyone else their pattern, please let me know.

With tomorrow being Father's Day...I want to wish all those ladies and gents who still are fortunate to have their father's in their lives to have a wonderful day with them. Life is very short, and you never know when your loved one will be taken to heaven.

Until next time.
Take care everyone,


  1. OMG Janice, I just found out that I am the winner. I am so excited, thank you for hosting this giveaway!!
    I am so glad that you had such a wonderful father with all of those awesome memories.
    I know he will always walk by your side. Hugs, Lecia

  2. Congrats Lecia and to Janice for hosting!

  3. Congrats to sweet Lecia! Janice thanks for hosting!~Amy

  4. Congrats to the I have to make my own...not a hardship..its a great pattern...thanks!!

  5. Congratulations dear Lecia! Lucky you!! And congrats also to you Janice on your new venture! Looking forward to seeing your offerings. Thank you for hostessing this fun giveaway.....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  6. Yeah Lecia! Congrats and thanks for the great giveaway!

  7. Congratulations to Lecia!
    Thanks for such a fun giveaway!
    Enjoy your day,


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