Tuesday, September 20, 2011


The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it,
   the world, and all who live in it; 
Psalm 24:1

Wow!  101 followers as of today, and 51 who subscribe by feedburner.  I started this blog one year ago, not really knowing what would happen with it.  I remember the excitement when I got my first comment, and the excitement when someone I didn't know started following me.

I have met so many wonderful people through blogging, and am so appreciative of each and every one of you.  Some of you stop by for the free vintage images, others for the inspiration, some for both.  Whatever it is, your visits here have given me more than you realize.  

Courtesy of The Graphics Fairy
 I thank God for helping me along with this blog.  Giving me the ideas for devotions, and sending  encouragement from my readers just when I needed it. 

Okay..... on to the giveaway.

I have not one......
not two.......
but THREE......... 
things to give away.

Sorry, it's not the babies.  Jan from Re-Creations was my 100th follower and she'll be receiving these goodies below.

100 Follower Giveaway
Two more of my followers have a chance to win a similar set of goodies.  Here's how:
  • Be one of my "Followers" (I don't really like that expression but anyway...) Leave a comment on this post by Midnight EST, September 30th, 2011.  In your comment, let me know what you like most about my blog.  
  •  Follow me on Pinterest and leave a separate comment here letting me know. 
I will announce the winners on October 1st. That should give me enough time to figure out the random number generator gadget.  

Here's what will be in the package of goodies
  • 10 Vintage Christmas Postcards
  • Vintage Lace & Buttons
  • at least 100 punches from Vintage Sheet Music
  • Embroidery Floss
  • 4 Inspirational or Scripture graphics that I designed 

 There may be more, so you could be surprised if you win.  Remember, there are two chances to win. 

Thanks so much for visiting today.


Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

We are so blessed you started your blog a year ago. I love reading all your positive posts and seeing your lovely vintage pictures. So glad I found your blog and congrats on the 100 followers. I am registered now on Pinterest but haven't had time to set it up yet. Hugs-

Jan Marie said...

Thank you, dear sweet Abby! The light of the Lord radiates from you and your sweet blog! So thankful for the Lord's gift of you and so excited to be your 100th follower. . .if Mr. Random picks me again, please ask him to try again since I already have a beautiful package coming my way! :D Blessings!

Mrs. Smith said...

Hi Abby! I want you to know that you and your blog inspire me! I am grateful to you for your encouragement when you joined and commented on my blog, too. Thank you so much-I needed that! Congratulations with getting 101 followers! WOW! That is wonderful! Prayerfully yours!

Jennipher Lowery said...

Good luck with contest Abby! Hugs,

Tora´s Vintage Dream said...

OH Abby another giveaway how wonderful, your are so sweet, and thank you for sending me a messages about your giveaway:) I love your blog, your images, and your kindness. You really are a great person and I feel so lucky to "know" you. I would LOVE to be one of the lucky ones to get another giveaway from you my friend. Take care xxx

Tora´s Vintage Dream said...

Hi again Abby:) I just followed you on Pinterest

Al said...

Hi there! What a fun giveaway! Of course, I am one of your followers. I love visiting your blog for the sweet inspiration and beautiful posts you have. It is the place I go for a smile and encouragement. I am so happy to have found you my friend :) Congrats on your many faithful followers too.

Melissa/Piney Rose said...

Hey Abby - I follow you for the wonderful inspirational scripture that always seems to be what is needed at the time. A bonus is the free images!

I already follow you on Pinterest, which I am still learning about, but it is WONDERFUL!!!

GCgirl said...

What a beautiful and generous give-a-way! You are the sweet, sweet aroma of Christ my dear sister!

marie said...

One year and ove a hundred blog followers...yea you!
My favorite part of your blog is Bible Verse Thursday. It's a blessing to read the verses and comments you share!!

marie said...

I didn't know you were on Pinterest! But I'm following you now. I'm off to see what treasures you've pinned!!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Abby - congratulations on all of the followers - but no wonder my friend - you always so inspirational - I dont get here enough but when I do I am always so blessed! Thank you for the oppportunity to win this divine Candy my friend! God bless you! {{{hugs}}}

Shoregirl said...

Dear Abby,
It didn't take me even a minute to think of what I love most about your blog --- it's you!!!
Can't tell you how much your sweet comments and equally sweet emails have meant to me!
It's great to have made a new friend -- and I enjoy your inspirational/encouraging blog more than you'll ever know!

Holly said...

Hi Abby~
You have done wonderfully well in one year - God is good! Let's see, I'm already a follower, I had just gone and followed you on Pinterest and now my comment. I like the soft and inviting graphics you create and your wisdom in your blogs.
many blessings!

Gina Glenn said...

Your paper art is so beautiful and Christ honoring! I am glad you followed me so I could find you! Your Pinterest boards are all lovely as well!

Kathryn Ross said...

Oh - Abby - Thanks for the email update to get me here. We've been away and then all day at work so I'm not keeping u with my blog reading as I'd like - let alone writing! Posting today, though.

I have been so blessed by our growing friendship through Blogworld. Congratulations on your 100th follower! God is expanding your territory for greater blessings both in your life and, through you, in the lives of others! You have been a blessing to me, encouraging, supportive in difficult times, and inspiring through all your creative gifts. Looking forward to many more blogging adventures with you!
P.S. Hope I win!!! Teehee!

Gina Glenn said...


I have shared your blog with my friends on FB, and my blog! Bless you!

Colleen said...

Congratulations on your 100th fololower and expect many more to come in days ahead.
You're a great inspiration to us all.
I so enjoy your blog of your inspiration and the wonderful Christian verses and love the vintage images as well.
Hats off 2 you for providing such a wonderful blog for us to come to.
Thank U

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Hi Abby!
Well I'm already a follower & it's difficult to come up with just one thing I like best about your blog. Of course I absolutely adore the free vintage images that you offer but I also love that you share your faith on your blog.
Such a wonderful giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!
Huggies ~

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

And I'm now following you on Pinterest. I thought I already was a follower but I must have slipped up. LOL So I've rectified my error & am now happily following you around. LOL
Thanks again!
Happy Huggies & Sweet Blessings ~

Karen Murray said...

Abby, congrats on over 100 followers! That's wonderful! I am so thankful for the friendship we have found through our blogs. You mean so much to me. I am sure this coming year will bring even greater blessings and friendships in blogland. May God continue to pour his blessings on you as you continue to minister for Him.

life just saying said...

I just discoverd your blog on Facebook via http://www.acherishedkeeper.com/2011/09/creativity-is-blessing.html. I'm glad I did. I love the vintage/Victorian look and your photos are awesome. I am a new follower! Heading over to Pinterest.

Linda Anne Young said...

"Dear Abby", (Get a kick out of writing that) ;)
You are such a sweetheart and I feel God's love shining from you! Your scripture choices always seem so apropos! I love to check and see what you have new for us each time I visit,then feel amazed at how your message met my need!
I really enjoy the beautiful images you share and often use them! Thank you for inspiring me as I learn to become a better blogger, and for your wise sharing of God's word! Love, Linda

debpaint16 said...

Many Congrats, on passing 100 Followers!!! I believe I told you once before, that it was a Blessing when I found Your Blog, some months ago! I am always so impressed by Your Generosity & your faith, that gives me such Inspiration, when I read Your Blog Posts!! Thank you so much for doing what You do!! Fondly, Deb

Mossy Cottage said...

I love this website because the scriptures you choose always talk to me. Your projects also inspire me to use more scriptures in my crafts also. God Bless You!!!

Natalie said...

Look at you go, girl!! God is so good and I love seeing Him expand those borders. To God be the glory!
Hugs to you, Abby.

Scrap for Joy said...

Hi Abby~
I have been following your blog for a few months. The images drew me here and your generous sharing of them but your blog is so much more than that. Your faith comes shining through and your posts always give positive encouragement. I really love Bible verse Thursday. I'm glad you mentioned that you're on Pinterst...I am following a bunch of your boards there!
Congratulations on 100+ readers!

Shoregirl said...

BTW - I follow you on Pinterest -and love the things you pin!

Tealovinglady said...

I'm your newest follower! Hopefully I made it in time for the giveaway. Thanks!

Tealovinglady said...

I am following you on Pinterst. You have some great tutorials that you have pinned. Thanks!