Wednesday, November 30, 2011


It's that time of year...
  • to be thankful for all the wonderful friends I've made in the crafting world of cyberspace
  • to appreciate the over 250 amazing people who have chosen to follow my blog
  • to celebrate my three year blogiversary coming up in January
  • to wish all of you a happy holiday season and wonderful new year
 I've been so fortunate to meet some wonderful crafters in local shops and become part of their crafting community.  One such place is Red Lead Paperworks (link to on-line store) in St. Louis, MO.---a most incredible store (link to Red Lead blog including photos of store) full of yummy  trinkets and unique stamps. I feel like a kid in a candy store every time I get to shop there. I'm also a Red Lead Swap Sister.  You've seen the swapped out tags, ATCs, etc. on my blog.  Long story short, due to some high winds during postal delivery of a swap and lost but later found packages, I ended up with two of these yummy packages from Red Lead.  So with much appreciation from the Red Lead owners, Chris and Sharon, I'm offering you some blog candy they have given to me from their store:
You get the delightful packaging from Red Lead including ribbon and some of their paper images put inside with the stamp plate. (It's all in the presentation and Red Lead really know how to "wrap things up".)

This is the rubber stamp plate that you will receive:

This is the description from the on-line store:
Art Postage-there are 7 art postage elements on this rubber stamp.
The largest is 3/4" x 1-1/2", the smallest is 1/4" x 1".
There are so many options for this stamp-you will want to stamp every envelope-front and back-with these art postage images.  The smallest circle post is 3/4",  look close and you will see the teeney words-Art Sister-right under Red Lead! Love this for our Artist Trading Card Swaps!2-1/2" x 3-1/2" premium red rubber with static cling mounting cushion rubber stamp. 1.2.3. EZ to use!  Remove the paper liner from the static cling cushion.  Your rubber stamp is now ready to be temporarily mounted on an acrylic block for really is that EZ!
A Red Lead exclusive rubber stamp.

If you're interested in this blog candy, the rules are simple.  Leave a comment HERE ON THIS BLOG POST no later than midnight central USA time Wednesday, December 7, 2011.  I will use to select a winner from the comments in this post and make the announcement on Thursday December 8.  Winner will have one week to email me the snail mail addy for shipment.  If I don't hear from the winner within the week, then I will select a new winner.  So if you like mail art and are in need of some great postal stamps, this blog candy is for you.

And thanks, from the bottom of my heart, for all of your support and comments over the past three years. 


craftattack said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary and all those followers! Valerie

genagirl said...

Very awesome candy! I've been following your blog for months and always find something great!

Heather said...

Woo Hoo!! Blog Candy!! Helene you are so fun, and I love to listen to the music on your blog :0). Hugs!!

Heather said...

Congrats on the 3 years!! No wonder you have this down pat :0)

SmilynStef said...

I dream of visiting Red Lead some day ... thanks for the chance to win some of their fabulous goodies.

Micupoftea~ said...

Congrats on celebrating 3 years! Looks like yummy candy, Helene! I am also celebrating. It is my ONE yr anniversary blogging and I am having a giveaway too :)

Luanne said...

Congrats on all your blessings. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway.

myfootahead at gmail dot com

Lynne Moncrieff said...

This is fabulous set of stamps. I can imagine 1001 uses for them. Oh wow.
I am lucky enough to have one of Red Lead Paperworks stamp (a trio of butterflies) and it is just so gorgeous.
Thank you for the opportunity to be part of your givaway.

Lynn Stevens said...

Lucky you being able to shop at Red Lead!!! I follow their site but never seem to have enough free time to play in the swaps. I keep hoping!! LOL
Happy Blogaversary Helene!
drop my name in the hat please!
hugs Lynn

artbyvic said...

Congrats!! The Red Lead items are great!

Rachelxx said...

What lovely candy! :-) Happy Blogaversary.

Jingle said...

Oh, how fun! Congratulations on your 250 and your three years and stuff!!

cathy said...

I love Red Lead, too, and participate in many of their swaps. Don't have the postage stamps. Thanks for the chance to win them.

Marjie Kemper said...

Congratulations! I sure visit a lot but didn't realize I wasn't following till just now. Have remedied that, thanks.

trisha too said...

Super set of stamps, Helene! One of my real life
(you know, the computer friends are "imaginary friends," according to my kids!) friends used to design for Red Lead, and was lucky enough to be able to go to their store in St. Louis.

ANYWAY, I'm enjoying your pink Christmas blog background, and thank you for the chance--I DO like mail art!


Scrap2day said...

What a cool stamp! Thanks for the link and Happy Holidays!
Hugs, Barb. aka Scrap2day

Gisèle said...

Congrats on your 3 years; love your blog background. please put my name in!!!
Thanks love, G.

Anonymous said...

Happy Blogsversary! I admire anyone that has a Blog~ and yours is full of CREATIVITY!
I love to see the Red Lead email newsletters and have yet to join in their swaps or get any treats online...I would LOVE to win this beautifully packaged Mail Art stamp set!
Thank you and Happy Holidays!
~Erin (eringlee at sbcglobal dot net)

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