Sunday, February 27, 2011

Donkey Smiles turns Three! Let's Celebrate with some Candy!

 THANK YOU! This CANDY IS NOW CLOSED....

Wow I can hardly believe it, but I have been blogging for three years now. Seems like only yesterday I started this all up, and how much my life has changed due to it! Blessings all the way around... I won't get all mushy :0)

So lets have a party today! It's Donkey Smiles B-day and we have some candy to share! I did a little shopping for you.. ahem and a little for me too :0) And here is what I have put together -

My shopping...
Have you seen the new K&Company 6x6 paper pads??? OH MY!!! I shopped for "us" ... he he one for you and one for me type of shopping...

So here is the list of candy -
1- K&Company - "Julianne" paper stack, 96 sheets!!!
1- K&Company - "Sweet Nectar" paper stack, 96 sheets!!!
1- DCWV "Glitter Sweet" Stack - one of my favorites, 72 sheets - 4.5x6.5
2 - packages of two SMOOCHES - Electric Blue, Vanilla Shimmer, Spun Sugar and Log Cabin!
Bakers Twine from THE TWINERY - Eight Colors!
A BUNCH of Mulberry Roses  - A WHOLE BUNCH in Lots of sizes- Buds to Large!
7 - Embossed Card bases with envelopes
Then I dug through my stash of vintage Button Cards and Grabbed out a bunch for the candy!


There is the "goods" and I want everyone to have a chance. So here is the how to -

Leave a comment on this post. Only one comment per person please.
That is about it :0)
If you would like to become a follower if you are not already that is wonderful, but not required. And spreading the news is wonderful! And appreciated, but not required.
I will ship world wide so no worries there :0)
Random Number Generator will be use to choose a winner on Monday March 7th!

And I know I said I wouldn't get mushy... but seriously I have to just a bit- Thank you all for visiting me the past three years. Through the "Smiles" and some "Tears" you have all been here for me, and it means the world to me. Thank you - and here are to the next three years! (I hope!)

HUGS and-

121 comments:

Pink lady said...

A lovely candy you have put together!!
Lots of beautiful flowers and papers:-)

Have a great Sunday! Hugs Laila.

Annelies said...

Happy Blogoversary Michelle! I'm already a follower as I like your cards and the inspiration on your blog. I've put a link in my sidebar . Thanks for a chance to win such great candy! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Helen said...

Wow, this is some gorgeous candy to win. Happy 3rd anniversary and hope we can come to visit you for many more years to come. I am already a follower, will spread the word through my sidebar. Thanks for a chance to win this very lovely and generous candy. Hugs, Helen

Sheri said...

Oh my goodness look at this candy! I hope you got yourself some equally good candy. You certainly deserve it. the last year has been rough for you but through it all came many blessings. I am a follower (or at least I get your blog updates delivered to my email daily) I so enjoy reading what is going on with you, your crafts and your animals. You lift me up daily and I thank you for it. Remember how upset I was when they wouldn't open for me? It was like my day just couldn't start! Thanks for your help with that too! Happy blogaversary and I hope to be with you many many more.

Nin Nin said...

Thanks for a beautiful blog and the chance to win. :D And congrats on 3 years!

ona_i_ja said...

Your candy is so sweet! Congrats on 3 years!
Thanks for the chance to win this sweetnes!
Hugs
Agnes

smd46 said...

Congratulations and best wishes dear friend! We are the lucky ones you started this blog.......thanks!!
sharyn
ps. I put you on my blog, take a look.

Mrs Weyremaster said...

Oh What Yummy Candy. Congratulations on your 3 years blogiversary, amazing how quickly time goes. I've been a follower of yours for a while now, and just want to thank you for sharing you life with us all:)
Suzi
xxx

Maryann said...

Wauw what an awesome candy hun. It´s just some really awesome things here, and I don´t think, there´s anyone, who wouldn´t just love to win this ha ha ha.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! 3 years and where did they go? I´ve only known your blog the last months, but I sure hope, that I´ll stay a follower for amny more years to come. You are such a huge inspirations andI sooo love to come and visit here every day, and see, what you´ll share with us today. Just love all your stragetips and all your crafting is amazing hun.
Let´s celebrate and look forward to another 30 years here now right?
Biiiiiiiiiiig warm hugs Maryann

♥...Mo...♥ said...

Hi Michelle!
Happy Blogoversary
I had many days without commenting on blogs, but I'm back.
Addition to congratulate you on the anniversary, also thank, since I was I started to blogging and making cards I have followed. You're one of my inspirations, thanks for years of beautiful cards. God bless your creativity, these posted on my sidebar
Hugs from Venezuela... Bye

Else Slipsager said...

Happy Blogoversary. I love your blog. You make the most wounderful cards. And I have been very inspired by how you have organized your craft room and all your stuff.
big hug from Denmark

christina d said...

I'm not posting just for the blog candy. But I have had so much fun watching your blog. From the great animals to your accident and come- back, to your great art. I Hope you stay around for years.

Mary said...

Congrats on 3 years! I've been following your blog for a little while now. I love hearing about your donkeys even though our common bond is cards! My fav posts are tours of your crafty space. Thanks for the chance to win!

Lisa said...

wow 3 years, congrats, thanks for the chance to win such yummy candy!!

Kirsten Alicia said...

Happy 3rd blog birthday Michelle! Actually, I can't believe it's only been 3 years, I feel like you've been a part of my crafting life for much longer. Thank you so much for offering such lovely goodies. Hope you're having a great weekend. Hugs.

Teepee said...

Oh, Michelle, how can it be 3 years! I've loved every minute, even through your accident. You showed us how to take lemons and make lemonade. The candy is beautiful and I'd love to win. Even if I don't the pleasure of reading your blog is enough.

Grandma - Bear said...

I luv coming here on Sat's to look @ UR donkeys & pets!! U do a good job on catching good poses of the. Luv the eyes this weekI live in El Paso. I'm a old cowgirl.
I want the vintage buttons !! for a vintage button collage.
glad U didn't give up the blog when U lost UR eye. UR a SURVIVOR!!

Melissa said...

Happy Blogaversary!!!! It's been almost 3 years for me too! Thanks for offering up such yummy candy!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Rhonda Miller said...

Happy Blogoversary!! It has been fun reading your blog.
Thanks for a chance to win some yummy candy.

Anonymous said...

That is a serious amount of candy...Lots of goodies to satisfy anyone's sweet tooth!

Happy Anniversary! Have been following your blog for about a year and I look forward to reading it each day. Keep up the great job!

Teresa

Penni said...

Happy Blogoversary Michelle - Here's to many more years.

Thanks for the chance to win some lovely Candy.

Hugs
Penni
X

Craftnut said...

I enjoy reading your blog. Happy Birthday!

Tracy x

Cindy deRosier said...

Happy 3rd birthday! I only found you a month ago or so, but I enjoy reading your blog and seeing your projects. Best wishes for many more anniversaries!

Moni said...

Happy Blogoversary, fab candy, so love to win it. thanks for the chance. Hugs,moni

Holly said...

Happy Anniversary!!!!!! I love seeing all your artwork and all your sweet little babies. My heart just melts every time I see pictures of those adorable little puppies, donkeys, and goats! Keep on blogging, sweetie!!

Rohrer Stempelhexe said...

You have a very nice Blog. I love to watch the nice cards and Pictures from the Animals.

Thanks for the Chance to win the nice candy.
Hugs Andrea

Di said...

Happy 3rd Blogoversary!! Love seeing your beautiful creations and hearing about those wonderful animals of yours! It's always a treat when your post shows up in my e-mail! Best wishes for many posts to come!!

Karen McAlpine said...

Happy Birthday Donkey Smiles!! I am already a follower! Hey, looks like super sweet candy. Cool vintage buttons too. I could use all that good stuff. The papers look great. I was checking out the 6 x 6 pads too. Very cool.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Happy Anniversary!!! Thanks for the blog candy. You have been so inspiring and brave through such a difficult experience. It's been amazing to go through this with you to the other side. I think you are awesome. TFS.

Tertia said...

Happy blogaversary! I love coming to your blog, you inspire me to keep going, no matter what life deals you!

Lynn said...

Oh wow, I would think I had died and gone to heaven if I won this blog candy and to have it come from one of my very favorite bloggers would make it even better. I'm so glad I found your blog and can't wait every day to see what you have come up with or to see your little 4 legged babies.

Barbara Moore said...

Congratulations on your three years. I am so happy when I receive the email that says you have a post. I love them all! The candy looks fantastic and I am pleased I have an opportunity to win. Here's to many more years on your blog!!

Carol Dee said...

Michelle I have checked in everyday since stumbling here about the time of you accident. Yet had never put myself in officialy as a follower. I did today :) The candy you are offering is amazing. I am crossing my fingers for luck. Have a sweet Sunday. Hugs...

juli (sweetpz) said...

Congrats on 3 years of blogging! I've always enjoyed visiting your blog. Thanks for the chance to win some yummy candy!
hugs
juli

Larisa said...

Hello! Happy Anniversary!!!
Great giveaway! I linked it on sidebar
http://larisa-raznosti.blogspot.com/
I'm a follower! Thanks for the chance to win!
Hugs. Larisa. xxx

Jackie Sotero said...

Your candy is so wonderful!!!!!!!

I want so much...

jsm.vet@gmail.com

annieg said...

Love your candy. Thanks so much.

Chrissy said...

WOW!! 3 years, I'm creeping up to one year. Awesome candy, thanks for a chance to win.
Luv CHRISSYxx

♪♫♥ Charity Crafter ♪♫♥ said...

Well done on reaching your 3 year anniversary x I completely understand where you are coming from in celebrating x our blogs and other peoples are a godsend in our everyday life x I have been a follower for some time now and love my visits to your blog x Leigh x

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Great looking candy Michelle, thanks for this chance.

Shana said...

Well I haven't been around for 3 years, but have enjoyed your Saturday Crackers for the last couple months. Your animals are so cute, and I don't have to clean up afterthem. So thanks for posting.
shanasewing @yahoo. com

NinaN said...

Congrats on your 3 years!!! I have only been following your blog since I heard about it following your accident, but I love it. You are as sweet as your animals!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

I've been a reader for quite some time and just love it! Love your creativity, but also love seeing your babies! Wow...generous candy. I've just discovered smooches spray and love the one I have. And I'm drooling over the baker's twine!

Christina said...

3 years of yummy yummy goodness. Of trials and humor. of animal friends and organization inspiration! I love this blog! Happy Birthday!

Anonymous said...

Happy Blogiversary!!! 3 years just fly by don't they?! Love all the different things you share on your blog. Growing up on a farm, I love seeing your donkeys. Over the years we had chickens, donkeys, goats, cattle, rabbits, Belgian horses, so seeing your critters is great. You also provide great card inspiration.
Thanks for the chance at blog candy.
Beth Greco

Emily said...

WOw!!! Thanks for inspiring me and for the chance!!!! I love following your blog!!!

Nancy said...

Oh Michelle, what wonderful candy. Every thing you chose is wonderful. Thank you for offering this. Three years? WOW! Where has the time gone? I think I have been following you since early on. You are an inspiration to all of us.

LorraineB said...

I just found you in 2010 and it has been a pleasure. First of all, you're very sweet. Secondly, your make great projects. Thirdly you're an animal lover. It's a winning combination!! As long as you're blogging, I'll be here.

Henriëtte said...

Happy Blogoversary Michelle.
Great candy. Thank you for the chance to win.
Hugs Henriëtte

AUSTINSGRAMM said...

Happy 3rd Blogaversary!!
And wow, what an awesome bunch of candy giveaway..you are so generous.
Have enjoyed your entries about your animals and am so happy to see that you are now able to create your gorgeous card and gifts.
You are a beautiful person inside and out. Prayers are still with you..
Bless you,
hugs
bobbi

StampingJan said...

Hi Michelle,
Happy 3rd Blog-a-versary!
I have been a subscriber for some time now and really enjoy your creativity as well as reading about your cute donkeys. Thanks so much for the opportunity and keep up the good work!
Jan

Christy Beans said...

Happy Blogoversary! Amazing how time flies, especially when you're busy crafting! =) Or playing with your animal crackers! LOL

Woman of Many Thoughts said...

Happy Blogaversary! I too love K&Company!

Ellie Maggie said...

Congratulations Michelle on your 3rd year! As its Oscar night, your blog should win the 'Blog Oscars' award for the Most Adorable Furry Babies, and Most Looked Forward To Blog - ooh yes and gorgeous cards and candy too LOL! Keep doing what you're doing please!
Hugs,
Ellie Maggie
elliemaggiecraftyhideaway.blogspot.com

Tracy said...

Hi Michelle,
Congratulations on your blog birthday, I love popping over and reading your storage ideas on a wednesday. Thank you for you kindness and a chance to win your yummy candy. I am a follower.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Peg said...

Great blog, fun to see what you are making and what is new on the farm. You have such cute animals!!! Keep on keep'n on!

okienurse said...

Congrats on your third year anniversary. Awesome candy to celebrate with. Vickie

athleticsecretary said...

Happy anniversary, Michelle! I'm already a follower because of your cards AND the animals, of course! Great blog candy!

KK said...

Congrats Michelle-hope you have many more blogiversaries! I love all your critter-pix they are all truly beautiful as are you :)

Lisa Summerhays said...

Three years is quite the accomplishment!! Congrats!

redstamper7 said...

Three years is something to be proud of! I just love your work and seeing all of your critters. I miss having goats, so you hook me up on that. Congrats and thanks for shopping and getting candy.

Hugs - Becky T

Ms. Cheryl said...

Happy Blogaversary!! I just love visiting you everyday. You color so well and I love your cards. But, I must say, I really look forward to Saturdays where the whole menagerie comes out to play. Your candy offering is devine,Thanks so much, ms.cheryl

Cheryl said...

Happy Blogoversary! I am a follower of your blog and love seeing all your gorgeous projects and your adorable animal photos.

Rufus said...

Wow, 3 years?? Really?? I think I've been following for about 2. Love all your cards and your stories of the animals. Love Animal Crackers, they are all so sweet. Thanks for the chance at such nifty candy. Happy Blogoversary to you!
R/

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BLOGBIRTHDAY TO YOU FROM ISRAEL. I AM A BIG EVERY DAY ANONYMOUS FAN OF YOUR AMAZING ARTS AND YOUR CUTE ANIMAL.
THANK'S FOR THE CHANCE TO WIN.
CONGRATS
SHOULAMIT HAZOREA
MY BLOG:
http://www.tapuz.co.il/blog/userblog.asp?foldername=SHOULYHZO1

PINK said...

LOVE YOUR BLOG. AND WISH YOU MANY MORE YEARS OF CREATION.

Ageeth Holster said...

Hi Michelle, I love you blog and follow it already a long time now. Your candy is gorgeous and offcourse I spread the word on my blog, its a super candy with the beautiful paperpads! Lucky is the winner Michelle and I will cross my fingers for it. Wish you many more years of making azaming creations. Have a nice day, Hugs Ageeth x

carma30 said...

3 years blogging! congrats! thanks for the chance to win.i am already a follower ad i post it on my blog side bar.

פזית כאן said...

Hi Michelle
Happy 3rd Blogaversary!!!
Congratulations and best wishes!
Thanks for the chance to win… Your candy looks yummy :)

Wish you many more years of creation

Pazit BD

rinat said...

Happy Blogoversary Michelle!
this is some gorgeous candy to win.Congratulations and best wishes♥thanks for the chance to win.

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Michelle, congratulations on your third anniversary. Oh what lovely candy you have up for grabs. I have put a link to your candy in my sidebar. Best wishes, Kym xxx

Inbaliya said...

Congrats on 3 BLOG YEARS!
what a generous candy!

I am a follower too.

Thanks for the gem
Inbaliya@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Happy Blogoversary, Your candy is gorgeous thanks for the chance to win.

I am a follower too
mika n.

Mi said...

Happy blogoversary! Have been following you for a while and love seing your creations! Thanks for all the lovely posts and thanks for the chanse to win that lovely candy!

XO Mi

Lucy said...

Happy Anniversary! I've been a follower for a short time and love seeing the happenings of all the animals. Thanks for sharing your creations and the chance to win such awesome candy :) Lucy

Wilma Z said...

Congratulations on your anniversary. I love your work, that's why I'm a follower. LOL. Thanks for the chance to win. Great candy!!!

Lene said...

Happy anniversary, Michelle! I've been coming to your blog almost daily for about a year and a half.
Thanks for offering a great candy rak!

Hila said...

WOW! Thanks the chance to win! And congrats on 3 years! :)

Niki said...

Michelle,
Wow, you're so generous to shop for us while you shop for yourself! I'm keeping my fingers crossed, hoping I win this great blog candy.

It's been wonderful, laughing and crying along with you, your hubby and all the critters through the last 3 years. I look forward to your blog every day. I started reading because of your cards, now I feel like I know each and every one of your precious animals.

Thanks for sharing so much!

Judy said...

Happy Anniversary! So glad I found your blog last year! I enjoy the updates on your adorable animal family as well as all of the wonderful cards you create! Thanks for sharing!

Bobbi said...

Happy Blogoversary! Thanks for the chance to win some fabulous candy.

ל בריבוע said...

3 years thats a lot! I am glad to finally find out about your blog. it is a very sweet candy :)


sukariot
http://sukariot.blogspot.com/

Tsruya said...

WOW! congratulations on your 3 years unniversary!
what a kind gift... <3

Marjolein said...

Wow Michelle, congratulations on your 3th blog anniversary! I love your creations and animal crackers always makes me smile. Thank you for the chance of winning these fabulous goodies!

Hugs,
Marjolein

Holly said...

Happy Blogoversary! I've been following your wonderful blog for a while now! Your candy is fabulous! Thanks for the chance!
Holly J.

looli boo - Ayelet said...

Happy happy Birthday.
So sweet and yummy prize!
Thanks for the chance.
I love seing your creations!

Scrap2day said...

Happy Blogging Anniversary!
I love coming to your site. I always find such inspiration here!
I am already a follower :o)

Hugs!
Barbara

Shelly said...

Happy Blogaversary, Michelle and here's to many more!!! I so enjoy your blog. Between your wonderful creations and your furry family there's always something great going on here. Thanks for offering such yummy blog candy.

Efrat said...

congrats on three years! I just found your blog and, well, you have another follower... :)
btw - it's always great to join a blog on a birthday, especially with presents...!
Efrat

Edel said...

What a lovely candy, dear! Thanks alot for a chance to win this trasure!:)

http://edelmiracle.blogspot.com/

Hugs!:)

Anonymous said...

congratulations!
wonderfull blog!
tehila

Ayelet said...

wow, what a great candy!!!
I'm here for the 1st time and I love it :-)
especially your furry kids...
Thanks for the great candy.

Susan said...

Happy Anniversary! I have been following you for quite sometime. I love your creativity and all the inspiration I get from your creations. I look forward to Saturdays when you post about your animals. Thanks for sharing them with us. Awesome candy you are offering up!

TR said...

Congrats on three years! I just happened across your site and will definitely be back by to read more. The donkeys are so adorable!

PattiM said...

Happy Blogaversary!!! I've loved visiting your blog and seeing the new posts in my blog roll.

Hugs,

PattiM
{Pattie's passion}

I Scrap So All Moments ARe Remembered!

Judi said...

Hi Michelle

Thanks so much for the chance to win all this fabulous candy. It's been an absolute pleasure following you and your work.

Loads a love

Judi x

Redlady said...

Thank YOU for three years of lovely memories and for sharing your Animal Family with us all.
Love to you and hubby
Congratulations

Hilda

Anonymous said...

Wow! What a great candy!!! Happy birthday !!!
Orna A.

Lorraine A said...

Oh wow !! what gorgeous candy Michelle :-) I will be keeping EVERYTHING crossed :-)

Happy Blogoversary :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Cat Spicer said...

WAHOOOOOOOOO for you on your blog-a-versary! I always love seeing some action at Donkey Smiles. :o) Thanks for the chance to win.

Jenny V. said...

Happy Blogoversary! Thanks for a chance to win some yummy candy andsharing your ideas and beautiful creations with us.

kendell said...

WOW! Happy 3rd Birthday> What wonderful candy. I am a follower and want to also thank you for sharing your expertise so freely.

Kindest regards

Kendell

Heidi Brawley said...

Happy 3rd Anniversary!!! I love coming to your blog and seeing all your wonderfula & amazing creations!I also love seeing your donkey, goat, and dog pictures too! So does my 4 yr old who is a total dog lover!!! she thinks she is an Afghan Hound!!! lol omg!!! the pants she has ruined playing on her knees like she is a doggie lately has been Oh so annoying! But I have finally started fixing her knees with denim patches that I have been running thru my cuttlebug machine using the heart die. Makes them look Oh so cute!!! rather then some ordinary square knee patch. Anyways....love love your blog! Thanks for your lovely postings!
Hugs, Heidi Brawley

Brittani Nguyen said...

Congratulations on the anniversary!! Awesome blog candy, thanks for the chance to win!!

Nicki121986@hotmail.com

Jenn said...

Wow, congrats on three years! Wonderful candy, thanks for a chance :)

Desirée-ScrapDees said...

love to take a change for this candy, it is super!

Ukka said...

Happy Blogoversary! Your candy just awesome! Thanks and thanks for the chance to win! I really want to be the lucky winner. Linked candy on my sidebar and I'm your follower.

Vika Dolya said...

Thank you for your love, for such a generous treat, for your kind heart. Participating with gratefulness.

TA Carbone said...

Well I leave a comment all the time, lol, that you must think I am a pain already. WOW 3 years and I think I have been following you for at least 2 so far. I am so glad I found you back then :)

Hugs
TA

Linda w said...

Michelle congratulations on your 3 years of wonderful and inspiring blogging. My grandson still enjoys seeing and reading all about your family. It's funny because I started reading about them to him and now he is reading about your family every Saturday to me. Thank you for all of your inspiration and information.

stamping on...

Sandy Ang said...

Congrats on your anniversary ! And what a generous giveaway

Tini said...

Hi Michelle - Happy Happy Blogbirthday!!! What a nice blog you have - great!
AND OMG - your blogcandy is soooo nice - I love these paper pads! Many thanks for the chance to win it.
Have a nice weekend!
Hugs Tini

giddusadik said...

I'm so happy for you and your blog! It is really so nice of you to let us win those goodies, really! Thank you!

Agus :) said...

Happy blogaversary!!! thanks so much for the chance to win this lovely blog candy!! so many flowers and cute papers :D fingers crossed (:
Agus

Cynde said...

Michelle Happy 3rd Anniversary! I love seeing your work. I think you are a delight to follow. Love your blog not only for your beautiful artwork you create but also for the never ending joy of Saturday mornings looking forward to who we get to read and see of all your darling critters. Thanks for all you do to keep your blog one of my favorites. Looking forward to many more years.
Hugs,
Cynde

Michelle VP said...

Congrats on 3 years of Donkey Smiles! I came across your blog b/c of your gorgeous paper crafting, but your Saturday Animal Cracker posts have become my favorite. Thanks for sharing them with us. :)

Yukkie Jenny said...

My congratulations on Blogaversary!
Wish you lots of creativity and time for craft! Love your blog, I read it via rss for time to time for a long time. :)
And thank you for such amazing candy! I put link on it at my sidebar: http://yukkie-cards.blogspot.com/

Yo Glenn said...

You are surely an inspiration to all of us. Most people would have probably given up blogging with everything you have gone through, but here you are now at your 3rd blogaversary. Congratulations and thanks for a chance at the candy.

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craftyjeny said...

hi,
ive just found your blog and love all your pets and cards, i too make cards with a difference i like to knit small flat animals, which look fab but i am bias.
would love to win your candy!
thankyou............
Jeanette, x

Mumfie said...

WOW!!! What fabulous candy thanks for the chance to win. Have been a follower of your blog for quite sometime now and always look forward to seeing what you've created.