Friday, March 16, 2012

Back home with a giveaway winner!

Hello, hello! I'm back from our five night vacation in Las Vegas, and the highlight was meeting my pal Kelly Booth and spending the entire day with her. We played (very conservatively) some slot machines, had a nice lunch, and basically "chilled out".

Here's a photo from March 2010 when we first met:


And here's a recent shot, almost 2 years to the day:


Between the two of us, we lost nearly 90 pounds! Yay for us! Doesn't Kelly look great as a blonde?

And I can finally announce the winner of the Reverse Wonky Rectangle dies. Thank you for being so patient! There were numerous flight delays and our luggage didn't arrive home with us. I felt so lost without my things, but the bags were finally delivered yesterday afternoon.


So the winner of the dies, according to random.org is cassie.




Congrats, cassie! I hope you have as much fun as I do with the Wonky dies.

I'd also like to send out some goodies (patterned paper packs and stamps) to the following people, chosen randomly by random.org:

     16. Mimi
     52. Kate D
     35. Dawn
     50. Dori
     40. Emilie

Please email me so I can get your mailing addresses.

Thanks to all of you who entered the giveaway and for your sweet comments, too. I'll have more giveaways soon, as well as some new and exciting designs from Purple Onion Designs. Stay tuned!

29 comments:

  1. You are both looking wonderful! Glowing! Congrats on the loss. (Is that a strange thing to say?)

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  2. Double YAYs to both of you! You both look wonderful - thanks so much for sharing!

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  3. Congratulations Cassie!!!! Have fun with the dies.

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  4. This must be my lucky day and I'm not even Irish!
    Thanks so much for this fabulous giveaway - I can't wait to get WONKY!
    Congrats to you and Kelly on the weight loss - what an amazing accomplishment. You both look great!

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  5. Congratulations, you two!! Amazing weight loss and great new hair-do's!!! Welcome home, Donna! There's no place like it. How fun for the two of you to meet up again and share a day!! Hugs.

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  6. WOW...You both look amazing!! Way to go ladies!!

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  7. Oh, my gosh, you both look so beautiful! Congrats to the two of you! Bet you LOVED spending some time together! Welcome home, Donna! :)

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  8. Welcome home Donna!
    You both look fabulous!! I bet you two had a lot of fun catching up. ;)
    Congrats to all the winners!
    Have a fantastik weekend!
    ;)

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  9. You and Kelly look wonderful, Donna! Looks like you two are having lots of fun together!!

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  10. WOW! You two look fantastic! Great job on losing all that weight! Thank you Donna for picking names to get some extra goodies! You are so awesome! will be sending an email to you soon. Congrats to all the winners!! ;)

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  11. Thanks for sharing the photos!Wow, aren't you two looking gorgeous!!? I am so glad that you girls had a fun day together--in Vegas!! What can be more perfect :)? HUGS!

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  12. Wow, ladies, you both look FABULOUS!!! So glad you had a fun time together! Congrats to the winners, and can't wait to see what Purple Onion cards you have coming soon!

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  13. Kudos to you and Kelly on your amazing, healthy new selves. You both are gorgeous and those smiles say it all about your friendship, so special.

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  14. You ladies look wonderful!
    Such a great accomplishment!

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  15. Hi, just found your blog and have joined as a follower, gorgeous cards, I have these dies and just love how you have used yours. Gorgeous images too, love your colouring.
    Congrats on the weight loss too, you both look fab, I've trimmed off 27 kilo (60 lbs) in the last 18 months. Wow this is the first time I've calculated it in pounds. I feel much better for it too.
    Look forward to seeing more of your wonderful creations,
    Sandy

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  16. wow Donna. You and Kelly both look amazing. Well done. I can imagine you two had a great day. What fun to meet up. And THANK YOU for being so generous. I have emailed you. Such a nice surprise.

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  17. Awe....Such fun getting together again...I'm saving my money to come to Hawaii and spend more time with you!! It was so fun to catch up...just not long enough!! Love you Big Bunches my Special Friend!!! xoxoxo!!

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  18. Donna thank you for sharing the lovely pictures of you and Kelly, you both look fabulous!

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  19. That is fabulous! Congratulations to the both of you on the weight loss, so happy for you gals!! What a wonderful trip for you!

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  20. Fabulous photo Donna! Love the big smiles you and Kelly have!

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  21. You both look GREAT!! Love how happy you both look. :)

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  22. you both look great!! so glad that we have the opportunity to meet bloggie friends!
    congrats to your winners...and you're so nice to sling out addtional RAKs!

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  23. You two look great!!! amazing what some determination can do! love it! so glad you ladies had fun. congrats to the winner! Welcome home DONNA!!!

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  24. You and Kelly look fabulous. Congrats to you both on your new looks. Congrats to the winners. Love POD - so off to check out the site now. Bought Wonky rectangles and used them for the first time last week - LOVE them. Totally inspired by you! Stop enabling! LOL!!! Glad to hear you are home safe and sound after your vacation.

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  25. WOW! You two look amazing--90 lbs! WOW!

    So glad you had a great time on your vaca!

    I'm hoping to stop by soon and read all the post I've missed--it's been forever since I've been by! I neeeeed some inspiration:)

    HUGS:)

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  26. Donna, you and Kelly both look wonderful!

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  27. Aw, I love seeing old and new photos together! You and Kelly look fabulous!! Congratulations on the weight loss!

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  28. Hi Donna! Thanks for sharing the before and now photos of you and Kelly. That is so wonderful that you both lost so much weight. You guys look fantastic! I'm finally getting back into making time to check out blogs and I'm loving all of the cards you have been making with that cool reverse wonky rectangle die!! Take caee! Hugs, Teri

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