Friday, February 18, 2011

OWOH Winners!

What an exciting journey this has been!  I started blogging last year right at the end of this event....and knew, instantly, that I wouldn't miss the opportunity this year!  What an absolute dream it has been to meet so many talented, spirited have more new inspiring Blogs to visit....and have the great beginnings to many more lasting friendships! 

.....And isn't it cool that we'll have the chance to party again next year, afterall?!  I'll be there!

Thank you, thank you, thank you.... to all who've come to my little place in Blogland.....and an extra squeeze to those who come back again :) on to announcing the winners.

I wanted to find a way.....haha...thought I was just going to blurt it out, didn't ya'?!  I'm going to leave you in suspense a tad, but hopefully, I'll entertain you a bit along the way..........well, hear me out :)

So, I wanted to find a way to choose the winners in a different and playful to match the whole theme of my original OWOH post.....
I decided to employ the help of my trusty Assistant!

Okay, so the look on her face here doesn't look like she was willing, but she really was. Really!  I'm just a bad photographer...haha!
So, my brilliant idea was to cut tiny pieces of paper, write down consequetive numbers from 1 to 271......I know, 271!....blew me away how many that actually is!  I have the hand cramps to prove it :).....fold them into tinier pieces... that is what my helpful Assistant is doing here...


Stuff them into a balloon!  Yes, seriously!  Maggie picked out two colors, cuz there were just too many pieces to shove into 1 balloon....and these were pretty big balloons!


My Assistant loved it when I blew them up and all the little paper bits went swirling around like a little tornado in there!  There you all are!

Now when someone says you live in a bubble, you can tell them you've visited at least :)

So the plan was to pop the balloon over my kid's head with her hands cupped to see if anything fell in....thought she'd like the magical shower of paper dancing around her..... but not one to pass up a chance to do something seemingly daring with something sharp....she decided she was to pop them.

Well, at least I could take pictures this way!  I wasn't sure how I was going to pop and click at the same time anyways :)
So she stood over the table on a step stool with an eager cup awaiting beneath her....

2 loud pops.....271 scattered bits of paper....everywhere.....

Except for in the darn cup!

Oh man, what was I going to do now!  The time, the effort, the hand cramps.... Houston, we have a problem!

But wait, what's this?
My Cherub opens her hand and says, "Look, Mommy!" One stuck to her hand!
...and there on her shoulder...a speck of white....yes! The eagle has landed!

Are you tired of my corniness, yet....sorry.....but, isn't that amazing!  I'm so glad those bits of paper made themselves known, cuz I was about to tell Mags to just pick 2 up from anywhere she liked...haha!

We went back up to the Art room and I happily proceeded to package up my offerings....
Now, those of you who know me or have done trades with me understand....I do loves me a pretty package :)

As much as I love getting special somethings....I absolutely adore giving them!

I get a kick out of imagining someone's reaction to a bit of sparkle and polish :)

I know, I know....I've stalled long enough!  Those numbers were:

Wow!  If there were only a way of knowing ahead of time I could've stopped at 15....I would have avoided the whole cramping issue entirely ;P

The journals you'll be receiving will be a total surprise, I can't even remember which package is which!  Please enjoy them with my compliments!

Thank you again to you all!  It's because of you that Blogging is my favorite hobby....and why my Hubby yells at me to get some sleep at 1am in the morning :D

I'll be seeing you~


crafty creations said...

What a fun time you both had picking the very lucky winners of your amazing door prizes - sadly twasn't me but no matter I've found your blog and will be an avid follower - maybe next year I'll be lucky :):):)

Hugs Hilda

Micki Wilde said...

Wow Cam, you sure did the random picking of numbers in style lady!!
I totally took the easy option and went for the online randomizer lol ;)

Congrats to your winners!!

Micki x

Mixed Media/ Altered Crafts said...

I had fun watching your picture drawing! Congrats to the winners! And thank you for sharing a fun post this morning.

brandi said...

~cameron...look at your little...she is growing and growing so quickly...what a sweetpea you have...i l♥ve this post...was alot of fun and interesting how it panned out in the end...bits of magic always happening when we least expect it!!! your packages look wonderful all put together...congrats to your winners i know they will be filled with delight when the arrive at their dearest friend...your words are a soothing balm that pick me up in the gentlest of hands and carry me up to a brighter place...i thank you for all you have sent forth and for being such a loving supported friend...i truly am blessed to have you walk along side me here in my days...much love light and blessings always shining brightly upon you and yours~

Theresa MacNaughton said...

Congrats to your lucky winners, Cam! I know they will enjoy their goodies. I love how you selected your names...what fun!!!! Hope you brought out the vacuum cleaner afterwards! LOL Take care, Theresa

Sharon Field / Inky A*Muse-ment said...

I am SO excited to be a winner! I sent you two emails with my address, hope you received at least one of them!!

You had a WONDERFUL assistant! Looks like you both had a lot of fun as well!
Sharon F.
starzsharon (at) yahoo (dot) com

Raven Moon Magic said...

Ohh you make me laugh, what a fun tale, damn cups, much more fun that someone clung to maggies shoulder for dear life!!

glad you had such a fun time this year, now whats next!!


Laume said...

I love the way you selected the winners. It's just way too boring to use an online random generator. Fortunately our power was out so I couldn't use one even if I'd wanted!

Sunshineshelle said...

This is sooo much better than the randomizer (& so much cuter too) Congrats to the lucky winners ;) I had to come say Hi personally too, I'm a new follower & so happy you found my blog too... must admit my hubby thinks it's stiff competition too but I told him after the blogathon it will calm down... he he... but now I want to meet & anyone that became a follower ao I can follow them too, we may never get any sleep LOL!!

Shayla said...

What a cute/fun way to draw names! It looks like it was a lot of fun.

Unknown said...

What a wonderful way to pick winners! I think I will send all my packages to you and you can wrap them for me! They look great!

Kathy said...

This was darling! And so is your sweet little girl. I'll bet she had fun helping you out. Cheers - Kathy

fairyrocks said...

Love your tutorial on this one, I will be smiling all day about this, thanks for the laugh

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