Monday, March 14, 2011

Countdown to a big day--and a giveaway!


Hello, bloggers! It's pure madness in our household with our daughter's wedding just a few weeks away. There's much to do, especially since she's thousands of miles away and we're all trying to help as much as we can to make this a memorable day for her and her fiancé.


Here's a shot of the favors that we finished a few days ago. Organza bag, two ribbon roses and inside, some yummy shortbread cookies, a specialty from Hilo.

Blogging will have to take a backseat since I have major cleaning to do, which means packing up my stamp supplies and putting them in hibernation for a while.

And while I was cleaning, I came upon goodies that I'd love to give away as a "thank you" to my faithful friends and followers for your timely visits to my blog and your kind comments, too.

Fiskars threading water border punch, American Crafts Thickers, Sassafras stitchery stamp set, Lawn Fawn Lunar Lights, Lawn Fawn Winter Bunny, Greeting Farm Yoga Anya, American Crafts ribbon and ric rac, Making Memories 8x8" specialty paper packs, K&Company heart shaped gemstones, Prima white roses

Simply become a follower of my blog, if you're not already, and leave me a comment. And I'll ship internationally, too! I'll leave this giveaway open until midnight March 30th HST and random.org will help me choose a winner. I hope it's YOU! Good luck!

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Regarding the recent earthquake generated tsunami, I want to thank those of you who emailed and FB'd me with your concern. I live on higher ground, and only if there was a monstrous wall of water were we in any danger.
Some islands did receive damage--a house was swept into the ocean--but I believe there was no actual loss of life. Let's continue to pray for Japan and anyone else who was affected, and hope that they restore and rebuild their country and their lives. ♥

83 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your daughters wedding... ! This will sure be a memorable day for all of you...Good to hear that all is well at your end... !

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  2. Your daughter is beautiful, your favors are beautiful, the wedding is sure to be beautiful!

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  3. Your favors are SO beautiful, love the ribbon roses Donna! Good luck with the wedding, just remember to bring tissues and take lots of pictures :0)

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  4. Hi Donna, sounds like you are going to be super busy but in a good way. I am also so very glad that you are safe. Wishing you & your dd all the very best for her wedding xoxoxo

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  5. Donna,
    Adore what you created for your daughter's favours - so beautiful. Lovely photo of the bride and groom to be .... enjoy all the celebrations in the lead up to the wedding. We'll be here when you get back!!! Hugs. Deirdre

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  6. Love shortbread cookies and you've packaged them beautifully!! When is the big day?

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  7. I hope your daughter's wedding is fabulous! It looks like you guys have been busy!

    Arabella

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  8. The wedding favors are gorgeous, Donna! It's going to be a fabulous day. Glad to hear you amd your family are safe from the tsunami. Hugs. xx

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  9. Such an exciting time for you, Donna! Nothin' better than a wedding! Love your fabulous favors! So beautiful with the rolled roses and organza! I'll miss your posts, but will be thinking about you! Have fun and make sure to share photos! Hugs!

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  10. WOW...that's a yummy giveaway D....Your Favors are so Beautiful I bet your so excited for the big day!!
    Please omit me from your giveaway as I have way too much stuff!!LOL!!
    Hugs.....

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  11. Donna, the favors are beautiful! and those hilo shortbread are to die for!! Remind yourself to take a breather from time to time...so you can really enjoy the special day! Glad to hear you and your family were safe from the waves! Take care! ;)

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  12. Congratulations on your daughters wedding, I love the favours you have created, so pretty.Hope all goes well.
    Sallyx

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  13. congratulations to you and your daughter. Glad that there was no impact from the tsunami. we'll miss you while you're gone from the blogosphere!

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  14. you are definitely hard at work! love the favors and those pretty flowers you made! you are a very talented lady and I am sure your daughter is so thrilled to have a creative mom like you! I know it's stressful but it will be all worth it in the end! thanks for the giveaway! have a fabulous week!

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  15. congratulations to your daughter and her fiance! good luck with all the wedding planning and preparations.

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  16. Those favours are beautiful!!!! Enjoy the wedding!!!!!

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  17. I'm looking forward to sharing the all the fun of your daughter's wedding - we need pictures and lot's of 'em! Glad to hear that you are safe. I just had the news that my friends in Japan are ok. I was so very worried. That has got to be one of the best emails I've ever had. What a terrible time for everyone on the other side of the world. Hugs to you, Jo x

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  18. How exciting that your daughter is getting married! I bet things are getting interesting but soon the big day will be here and it will all be so worth it! She is beautiful and will make a stunning bride! I can't wait to see some pics! And very happy to hear that you are okay! :>

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  19. Hi Donna! I'm actually already missing your posts, lol, but I know it's a busy--but EXCITING time for you. Your favors are beautiful and you can never go wrong with those delicious Hilo cookies! Can't wait to see your wedding pictures and don't forget to include a picture of the new YOU in it too!!!

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  20. congratulations to your daughter and her future husband! the favors are beautiful and those cookies are the best too! have fun with the celebration!

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  21. Congrats on your daughter's wedding... The favors are lovely and definitely done with much thoughts.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  22. Congrats on your daughter's wedding. The favors are gorgeous :)
    I've been following your blog and love your work!! Thanks for the generous giveaway!!

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  23. That is so so exciting! Your daughter is so pretty, congrats on the wedding! I knew Hawaii was minimally affected, but nonetheless it's relieving to hear you're safe!

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  24. Congrats on your DDs upcoming wedding :) how fun! also...love those big island candies ;)

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  25. Hi Donna, it must be such an exciting time for you to prepare all the things. Surely all the souvenirs and everything made by you will delight your daughter's wedding. So glad to hear that you are all safe and sound. My prayer goes to everyone in Japan. All the best for the wedding..

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  26. Aw.... sweet Donna! I was thinking about writing you a chatty e-mail, but I will do that some time much later (no rush)! I'm SO excited for your DD's upcoming wedding! That is HUGE! I love the favors (so very rich and beautiful). I'm sure you will all have a special day for the wedding! All the best to you and family in the wedding planning! Sending happy hugs!

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  27. Hi Donna! Glad to know you are ok. I am praying for Japan and in Karber we are trying to raise some money. The favors look so beautiful :)

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  28. Congrats on the upcoming big day for your daughter! The favors looks awesome! You can omit me from the giveaway too : )

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  29. Those look like some yummy favors Donna! I can eat those cookies like there no tomorrow! If you need help with anything eles, just holler up the street . . . I'll be there in a hurry with a little one attached to me. ;) Can't wait to see pictures of your daughter's special day . . . take care and enjoy this time with her!

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  30. Joy is going to be the most beautiful bride! and those favors look soooo pretty! love the ribbon roses! hope all goes smoothly from now on. sending you big hugs, my friend! =) please exclude me from the drawing. i am lucky enough to have your friendship! =) take good care and have fun! =)

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  31. How exciting, Donna! Joy is going to be a gorgeous bride! Your favors are beautiful, love your ribbon flowers! Have fun and enjoy, hope everything going smoothly! Wishing Joy the most wonderful and beautiful wedding!! Sending you lots of love and big hugs, my friend!!

    Please don't include me in the drawing, I just want to give you my good wishes! So happy for you!

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  32. The day is drawing closer!! How exciting....don't worry, we'll hold the fort for you here on the ol' blog-o until you get back......but we will MISS YOU BIG TIME between now and then.
    What a great Mama you are making such wonderful things for your girl and her BIG day. Hope all goes well. xx

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  33. Hi Donna~ I admit Ive been terrible. I only visit your blog but leave no comment. Please do not include me in your giving away, but I just wanted to tell you, your favor bags are very pretty. Looks like alot of work. But that's ok, its for your bride to be daughter. Congrats to you and your family. Good luck with the rest of your preparations for the "big" day. Nice to visit you!!

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  34. I know how exciting a wedding is, Enjoy every moment Donna.... and don't get too stressed out. It will all go perfectly. love your favours.

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  35. Big Island chocolate dipped shortbread cookies! Yummy! Congrats on your daughter's wedding, she's beautiful. You must be one proud mama!

    Did you stay up watching the news on the tsunami that night too? I hardly got any sleep and the kids were up at the crack of dawn the next day. I am thankful that Hawaii was spared unlike Japan. The images and stories coming out of there are heartbreaking.

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  36. First of all, congrats to your lovely daughter that used to be little girl just started calling 'mommmmyyyyy'...and finally you will have to hand her to her love guy that will take care of her forever...isnt that sad or happy?...
    Then I want you to take care of yourself ...let our life to be happier everyday..life is such fragile..one day can be very beautiful and the next minute can be something that nobody wants to..
    And your giveaway, is such a GREAT one..I look every item is just perfectly useful to me...awwww........oh tempting..I want it want it!!! Thanks Donna for the chance!

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  37. Such an exciting time for you and your daughter! YAY! The favors are beautiful! I'm glad to hear you are ok. Wishing many blessings to your daughter and her fiance on their special day!

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  38. Good luck with the wedding! So happy to hear you are ok, Donna, I thought of you the instant I heard there might be a tsunami in Hawaii.. (and I am now a follower, can't believe I wasn't already!)
    Hugs, Anette :o)

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  39. Can't wait to see pictures of the wedding as the treat bags are so wonderful! Glad to hear you are safe and sound. Lovely picture of your daughter and future SIL.

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  40. It's great to know that you are all safe :) I love the favors, they are so pretty. Only a Mothers love... ;) My Mom and Sister planned my entire wedding since I was so far away, and I loved every thing about it. I hope everything goes smoothly and that Love, happiness and understanding bless their life together. :)

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  41. Your daughter is beautiful, Donna! She's lucky to have you make such gorgeous favours for her wedding!!

    Wow, that is some giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win!

    Japan is strong and time will help them recover. I just hope there's no nuclear catastrophe on top of the damage that's already been done.

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  42. Donna! How very exciting and giddy you must be with all the wedding plans coming together! Those sweet favor bags are darling and they sound yummy too! Wishing you well and enjoy the rest of the planning!

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  43. have fun getting ready for the wedding & relaxing at the reception. & so happy that you weren't affected by the tsunami.

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  44. Enjoy this special time Donna. Happy Ever After wishes to your daughter. Beautiful wedding favors.

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  45. cannot wait to hear all about your daughter's wedding.....so much work you've put into making it perfect for her! what a beautiful looking couple!
    and i KNOW those cookies in that organza bag--big island cookies! love them. we'd go to kona to their store & watch them make chocolates & cookies. sampling isn't bad either. my fave are those bite sized kona cookies!

    what a fab giveaway! hope everything goes smoothly!

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  46. How exciting!!! They are just GORGEOUS!!! Good luck with all the preparations!
    Thanks for the chance to win those goodies!! :)
    xo

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  47. Hey Donna, the day is finally coming close!! Congratulations to your daughter!! Please share photos when you are back!
    Hugs
    Jodi=)

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  48. Hi Donna! Congrats to your daughter. So exciting for you and your family. Beautiful wedding favors. Those are delicious Hilo cookies. Yummy! Have fun and can't wait to see pictures of your daughter's special day.

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  49. Firstly Donna, I am so pleased that you and your family are safe, secondly how exciting are the events that are about to unfold in your world soon, we will all want photos too. Thirdly, for you to give away such wonderful products just shows the kind of person you really are, too kind and sweet, hugs! (hope the cleaning is coming along, when you are finished you can fly here to Australia and help me do mine if you like..LOL)

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  50. The favors are so beautiful and classy! What an adorable couple your daughter and her fiance make...what a glorious time this will be for all of you!
    So glad all is well with you, and yours, stay safe!
    Hugs, Marilyn

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  51. How lovely with a wedding ahead - congratulations to your daughter Donna!
    Such a yummy giveaway - thanks for the chance to win this :)
    Hugs, Sanne

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  52. hiya , i am following you and just wanted to say hi and best wishes for your daughters wedding x tfs
    www.emilysnan.blogspot.com
    xmaggiex

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  53. Those organza gift bags are so pretty and yummy too! :) I can't believe how fast your daughter's wedding is coming...you take care and enjoy it all! :)

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  54. Congrats on your daughters wedding. I am sure it is going to be beautiful. I love the gold bags, they are gorgeous. Thank you for the giveaway in the midst of you being super busy!!!

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  55. Dona,

    I alwys adore wht you made, it's rly inspire me to be more creative. Congratz to ur daughter's wedding, and I hope it's gonna be a big DAY.

    rly miss ur post, donna..

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  56. Hi there, I love your giveaway! Greetings from Finland.

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  57. Congratulations on your daughter's wedding! I'm sure it will be beautiful!

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  58. Hello,
    I love the favors for the wedding. The turned out beautifully.
    Congratulations on your daughter's wedding.
    Have fun and remember its all about sharing in the special union of two people.

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  59. Hello,i just started following you.
    Congratulations on your daughters wedding:0).I really love the favor-bags.Thanks for a chance to win.

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  60. Congrats!! The favors are very beautiful, thanks for sharing them with us :)

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  61. Fabulous blog candy... thanks for the chance!
    I love the treats for your daughter's wedding! So pretty with the roses and the sweet little bags!
    DeniseB

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  62. Congrats on your daughter's wedding! The favors look beautiful!

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  63. Congratulations!

    The favours are so beautiful....

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  64. Best Wishes to the bride and may you have many relaxing days after the wedding!

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  65. Congratulations to your daughter and her hubby. The favors are beautiful.

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  66. Beautiful favors. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  67. Congrats on the upcoming wedding! I love the favors. Good luck and I am glad to hear that you and your family is okay.

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  68. Congratulations on your daughter's wedding. Love your fabulous favors, looks like a lot of work. Take care and enjoy it all!

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  69. Hi there,

    Just wanted to comment on how much I love looking at your cards. I have been to your blog a few times. Thank you for the inspiration. Oh, I saw the giveaway, I don't know how to be a follower. Normally when people ask for that I don't comment or do the inlinkz thing. In this case, I thought it was worth it to leave a comment. Good luck to you.

    Best wishes!

    Katie

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  70. Such gorgeous favours Donna! Your daughter is very lucky to have such a creative Mum! Just became a follower...thanks for the chance to win!!!

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  71. Congratulations and Much happiness to your daughter and new son in law to be!!

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  72. I just discovered your blog, thanks to the lily pad cards hop. You are sooo talented! Thank you for that great giveaway and Im going to keep looking at your creations ;)

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  73. congrats on your daughter's wedding..! I came via Lily Pad blog hop and love your blog, am following you now.

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  74. Just found your blog through the Lily Pad blog hop! LOVE it. Congrats on your daughter's wedding and thanks for sharing your talents with all of us!

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  75. Lovely photo of your daughter... Thanks for the chance to win some goodies....Best wishes for the wedding day.

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  76. Donna - your daughter is so beautiful!!! I love the favors that you have created and I wish I could taste some of that yummy shortbread! Congratulations on the upcoming wedding and I hope you will share a photo or two with us of the happy event!

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  77. Hi Donna! Congratulations on your daughters wedding!!Hope all goes well. Thanks for the chance to win :)
    Hugs!

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  78. Hope your daughter's wedding day is fabulous with beautiful weather. Those favours look wonderful. Glad you are safe.

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  79. Donna: congrats on your daughter's wedding. The favors are beautiful, I'm sure the guests will love them. Enjoy ALL parts of the big day. Thanks for the opportunity to win candy.

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  80. This is so cool I'm finding new blogs each day with blog hops! So neat to be able to see you talented ladies - thanks for sharing.

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  81. Congrats on your daughter's wedding!
    Your giveaway has awesome stuff. Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  82. Enjoy the wedding. It will be one of the happiest days of your life.

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  83. Love the little bags...good luck with the wedding! :)

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