Friday, May 6, 2011

Vintage laces ATC swap and a sweet nest giveaway

Recently, I participated in a vintage lace ATC swap hosted by Kimberly of ArtJoyStuff.
Given my textile obsession, I was completely smitten by this swap!

Here is the vintage lace ATC I received from Kimberly.
It was so beautifully packaged too!  When I opened it I know I gasped out loud.
I love the way she combined refined lace with tattered fabric, sweet buttons and a darling image.
Thank you Kimberly!! I adore it!!

Sweet vintage image

What a great message for this metal tag!

Today I was reminded that some people define happiness by a destination in life they want to get to.
Why wait?  You can choose to find the good things where you are now and embrace the journey.
{wow, I didn't realize I would suddenly get that deep here}

I have never offered a giveaway until now.
I thought the appropriate day would present itself when I would reach something monumental like my first 100 posts or a blogaversary.

Why wait?  For me, it is not about the number of posts or time ticked off in a calendar.
For me, it is about YOU.
This blog experience has opened up a wonderful community of people who inspire me, make me laugh, cry and woo hoo right along with you.

I have an extra sweet nest bookmark from my sponsorship of  Karla's Bird Song event.
There are no complicated hoops or upticks in followers.

Leave me a comment and I will draw a name next Friday, May 13th.

The sweet nest image is compliments of The Graphics Fairy!
I simply printed the image out on paper backed cotton, stitched and sandwiched with lace onto a linen bookmark.

I am linking to The Graphics Fairy Brag Monday.

Have a wonderful weekend sugahs!
xo's ~ Heidi


khess136 said...

Heidi, you are so right...we don't need to have a highwater mark to celebrate with a giveaway...this is something I've wanted to do and you've inspired me! Please toss my name in the hat for your I've got to think about a giveaway on my blog:

Tracy Boyle said...

Beautiful words and work as always Heidi! I love it!

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Love it ! I just like to give things away, first it makes me happy and second it helps clear out some stuff :)) to make way for new stuff !


GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

I've also exchanged ATC with's amazing how she makes them. Mine seem "childlike"..I'm learning!!
You went to BirdSong??!! AWESOME!
I would love to win your giveaway.
Thank you for having one!
Have a Lovely weekend.

Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

Hi Heidi,
Thanks again so very much for swapping ATCs with me. Your "My Dearest Dream" is a treasure! I would love a chance to win your beautiful giveaway, thanks.
enJOY a lovely day,

Vicki said...

Hello, Heidi. I'm a new follower. Lovely blog!

Sarah said...

The nest bookmark is very sweet!! Please include me in your giveaway!

Just me said...

I just came over from Graphic Fairies.
Wow these are both gorgeous!

Jo in TAS said...

Hi Heidi,
I did my first ATC swap with Kimberly too, she's a very creative lady and so inspiring! Love your bookmark and the Graphic Fairy is just the place to find the perfect image.

Just me said...

Thank you Heidi! I am having trouble emailing you through blogger if you could send me an email at I will get my address to you. Thanks again!!!