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Friday, December 30, 2011


As this year comes to a close and a new one begins, I would like to thank ALL of you for your friendship.

I would like to thank you for being so supportive of my books on Amazon.

I am hoping that 2012 will be a super-fun year of blogging for all of you!!!

I was planning a giveaway to begin on New Year’s Day. But, I have decided to start it early. It is for this precious pink shoe~One winner will be chosen randomly to win it and will be announced on January 10.

When I read about the challenge at Simon Says, I knew that I wanted to enter this repurposed shoe for their theme "Something Old/Something New."

What do you need to do to enter?

Just say “I’m in!” That’s it!

If you would like to include a button on your sidebar, that would be awesome, but not required.

Eiffel Tower Image from The Graphics Fairy.

My precious friend Holly has a very special event planned for this year--It is called A Year of Hope. If you would like to go see this awesome FREE offer, head over to her blog by clicking HERE at 2911 Jeremiah Avenue.


Happy New Year!

Love & hugs,


Linking this to:

The Graphics Fairy

Time Travel Thursday

Show and Tell Friday

Potpourri Friday

Pink Saturday

Scrap for Help

Simon Says



Brenda Brown said...

A very precious pink shoe Cindy and what an awesome give-away, you are so generous.
Have the most wonderful new year and I wish you and your family love, hope, health and peace for 2012.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

This is so charming, Cindy! Wishing you a wonderful 2012! Hope you have a great time with your friends! XO

Yvonne said...

I think the shoe will fit me, Cindy! It's GORGEOUS! Thanks so much for the chance to win :) I'm in.

Valerie-Jael said...

I wanna be in! Pleeeease! Hugs, Valerie

The Bear's Blog said...

I'm in.

Happy New Year.


Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Happy belated anniversary Cindy. I'm not entering the giveaway. Just checking in and wishing you well. Tammy

Blessed Serendipity said...

What a darling little shoe. Everyone should have at least one dream. I'm in! Happy new year Cindy.


Grandma Barb's This and That said...

What a beautiful giveaway, Cindy. I'm in.
Have a great time with your guests and a Happy New Year.

Marcia (One Heart) said...

Oh, Cindy, that will be one very lucky winner. So gorgeous, and you are stirring me with ideas for next Christmas already. ;)
By the way, I know I've said it before but I am still making my way to Amazon to purchase one of your books. Kids are gone for New Year's so I'll finally have some quiet time to catch up on all end-of-year loose ends.

Leaping Frog Design's said...

I purchased your books on Amazon and was thrilled that I can read them on my pc. I have already learned so much and am very excited for the New Year. These sweet pink shoes are just the way for some lucky gal to start off her year. Thank you for the chance! Just lovely! Happy New Year Cindy

Kristin M said...

I'm in! Happy New Years :)


Anonymous said...

Hi Cindy its gorgeous and 'I'm In'
sorry i cant add to my sidebar as Susie is currently doing a makeover on there so i cant mess around with it.
Happy New year my wonderful friend!!
hugs June xxx

Dorthe said...

Cindy, it is so beautiful, and so lovely- I love to be in-
thankyou for the possibility, dear.

Di@Cottage-Wishes said...

I'm in Cindy!! I believe the shoe fits...great job. Have a wonderful time with your guests. I am home with my grandson who is sick. We keep passing around the bugs, I am cartooned out but keeping entertained by our lovely blog friends. Di

xinex said...

What an adorable giveaway! Happy New Year, Cindy, and thanks for your nice comments about my granddaughter...Christine

Jill said...

I am so in! That shoe is just gorgeous!

HAPPY New Year to you, dear Cindy! Enjoy your company. :)

Kim Gillian said...

Love the Shoe! Happy New Year! I'm In!

-Kim :)


Hi Cindy,
What a beautiful shoe, it is so gorgeous. I hope you have a wonderful weekend with your company, and a big Blessed Happy New Year!!!

Astrid Maclean said...

Would love to be in! This shoe is sooo pretty!

Have fun with your company and HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and your loved ones!

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Cindy,
Thank you for your friendship as well. It's been great getting to know you (I know I've been a bit slack with blogging) and you probably don't know me as well. lol

I love the giveaway. Reminds me of Cinderella. 'I'm In' Thank you for the oportunity.

All the very best wishes for 2012
See you then,
Creative hugs,

jeanie g said...

Thank you Cindy for a marvellous year of help and hope. I haven't posted much but I wish you a Happy New Year. xx

Queenie Believe said...

What a wonderful giveaway!!! I love your altered shoe art! What a lovely surprise for ringing in the New Year.
Have a wonderful time with your family and friends.
Always, Queenie

Cindy Adkins said...

Happy New Year, my friend! I'm in! What a darling shoe! Thanks again for everything - so happy we met this year in Blogland! I hope you have one of your best years yet in 2012!
Love, Cindy

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I'm in! : ) It is precious, Cindy! Happy New Year!

Marti said...

I'm in. Have a happy and creative new year.

Holly said...

Love this shoe, Cindy. Count me in too! i was just enjoying your beautiful creations the other day while I was busy creating.
Thank you so much for posting this on your blog!! You are the precious one!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

You know I adore that!!! Just precious!! No need to enter me though, as I all ready had an idea to alter an old shoe of mine...and hoping to complete that soon! lol!! Hoping being the key word there! LOL!! Happy New Year! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Meggymay said...

Love the pink shoe, I'm in please.

Linda said...

Hi Cindy,

Love the shoe! Happy New Year!
Plesae count me in!

Hugs from me!

Betty Sneeringer said...

The pink shoe would be a great prize - I'm in to win! Thank you for sharing your knowledge and treasures.

My Grama's Soul said...

I'm in.....oh I so love PINK......I do....I do......I do.




scrapfancy said...

Oh my gosh. So pretty. What a awesome gift to receive. Thanks for sharing.

Marilyn said...

I'm in and hope to win! Pink is MY color!♥♫

LV said...

You will definitely make someone very happy to win this pink shoe. You do some very nice work.

Terry said...

Cindy, Just wanted to stop by and wish you a wonderful New Year! Have a great time with your visitors! Hugs!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Ah, Cindy, what a darling shoe and it would make a sweet birthday present. Yes, I have a birthday coming up, and 'I'm in!'

Thank you for your nice visit and comment. It's always lovely to hear from you. Wishing you a delightful Pink Saturday weekend and a Happy and Healthy New Year.


Mari said...

Hi Cindy,
What a totally darling shoe ;)
Ok I'm
Hope you had a fabulous Christmas and an even better New Year!!!


Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Cin
I wish you a wonderful New Year and a Happy, Healthy 2012. Thank you for your friendship it has been an absolute pleasure blogging with you. Thank you also for your encouraging comments and kind messages you leave always; you are a special person, I am so grateful to have found you this year.

Gloria said...

Hi Cindy, the feeling is mutual. Thanks for an interesting and fun ride the past few months of this year. Next year will be even better.

Enjoy your time with the guests and have a Happy New Year. See you in 2012!


Marti said...

Just to let you know that the package and lovely card arrived as I was coming home with Sheridan. Will blog when I get a chance.

Danice G said...

I love the little pink shoe! Cindy, please enter me in this giveaway. I posted to my Homespun Hannah's Blog sidebar. Thank you for another great giveaway :)

Unknown said...

What a sweet chance. :)

I will post this on my blog this evening.

Happy New Year!!

God bless and keep you,

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

"I'm in"

That's a really cute pink shoe :) Happy New Year to you and your family. Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

Blessings from Cindy said...

Hi Cindy! Happy New Year & count me in! What a sweet adorable shoe!! I will add a link on my giveaway list on my sidebar.

Gina said...

Oh this is stinkin' cute! I'm in.

Draffin Bears said...

Happy New Year to you and your family Cindy, and best wishes for good health, happiness, prosperity and many blessings.
The pink shoe is so beautiful and I would love to be in.
Enjoy your time with your guests and the holidays.


Unknown said...

I'm in ! Happy New Year Cindy !

A Magical Whimsy said...

'I'm in!'

Teresa ;)

A Magical Whimsy said...

My last comment was just for the giveaway. This comment is for YOU!
Thank you for being such a dear supportive sweetheart to everyone who comes to your blog. You have been a wonderful inspiration and I will probably be getting on with my two novels this year. They are at the rough draft stage, but they are pretty much complete, just re-typing, editing, proof-reading and sending them off to my brother at Troy Howell Studio blog for more editing. But it is with the encouragement from you and others who are writers who have given me the incentive to finish my books.
May you have a very lovely, New Year!
many hugs,
and may all your sweet dreams come true!
Teresa in California

Lovey said...

Blessings dear Cindy!!

Donna said...

Dear Cindy,

Your little shoes are just beautiful!! I can't believe what you are doing with these precious little things keepsakes!

Well, you know "I'm in" and I'll get your button on my blog on the next day or two.

Enjoy your friends in for a visit. And, of course they will feel welcome! Anyone who can make people feel welcome on our blogs, knows in person, you must be an awesome hostess!

May your new you be filled with good health, great fortune and overflowing with joy!

God bless you and Ralph!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

A simply enchanting giveaway ~ I A.D.O.R.E. the lil pink glittered shoe!! I'm soooo in!!!!

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and are ready for an awesome 2012!!

J.Rylie.C said...

Soo pretty!

My PINK, please come and see. Have a happy new year!

Gaby Bee said...

Best wishes for a super 2012- with lots of creativity, good health and joy!

EllenaElizabeth said...

Have just discovered your blog through Lovey's blog. I'm in!
Happy New Year from Australia.

Cindy said...

Hi Cindy, count me in please. thanks for the opportunity to win. happy New Year, thank you for making a difference. hugs to you.

Unknown said...

Hi Cindy, yes, isn't blogging an amazing way of meeting new people and make friends? Makes me so grateful. Your pink shoe is superb (how could I NOT like it, being the shoe fashionista that I am, lol!), yes please, I'd love to play, too ;-) Happy New Year to you and Ralph, hope 2012 will be a super good year to you both! Hugs, Ira xox

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Gorgeous shoe Cindy, would love to win a piece of your beautiful heart and talent! Have a wonderful New Year! xx

Nann said...

Love the pink shoe and it would be so fun to own. So I'm in. You have a charming blog Cindy. I am so glad I came and am now a follower.


Linda M. said...

I'm so in Cindy, I'd love a chance to win that gorgeous pink shoe. Happy New Year!! Hugs, Linda

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Cindy...
I am so IN :D
Thank you for including my story in your ANGEL means the world to me. You are an amazing friend. BEAR HUGS ~victoria~

Sallie said...

I'm in.
Happy New Year!

Nann said...

Cindy THANKYOU for your comments on my post Day 8. I am a brand new blogger of only 6 weeks and am so glad I found your blog. And honestly I can't remember how I got here. But here you have your free Blogging Seminar and I was estactic. I need all the help I can get. I can't figure out how to put on the button thingeys on the sides of the blog or how to widen the blog so there are no 2 1/2 inch spaces on each side. I would LOVE to have you help me and of course I am more than willing to pay you. You are so knowledgeable and computer savy which I am not. This whole new blogging thing has been like a mini education fed with a firehose. I think you have my email so email me back or leave a comment. As of yet, I personally don't like my email on comments pages. Again I am so excited to hear from you. Also maybe you can tell me how to do my header. One of my married daughters is helping me but its not quite what I want.

Thanks again Cindy.


Ann said...

Cindy, your creations are heavenly, everything I've seen of yours are truly phenomenol. Count me in and Happy New year.

Nancy said...

Oh, a connection on PS to NOLA! Our son lives in Fontainebleau, but is here for the holidays.

Lovely shop. Happy New Year!

birdnest said...

I'm in! Your shoe is gorgeous, would love to win it! Robin Parker

Myric said...

Absolute Gorgeousness! Eventhough we are in the middle of nowhere on the road in New Mexico (lol!), i say I am in!

Dropping by to wish my good friend a prosperity in this coming new year!!


Michele said...

happiest of new years to you Cindy! enjoy your guests and take good care. and by the way, I'M IN!!!! xo and love from michele

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous shoe. I'm in! I hope your New Year is fabulous and that you enjoy your guests over the next week. Hugs.

My Beautiful World said...

So nice to meet you just found your beautiful blog and so happy I did. I have enjoyed looking around and I'm now following you, if you find a spare minute hope you visit me sometime and follow back so nice to meet new friends. Sending you special wishes for a wonderful New Year I’m looking forward to keeping in touch in 2012.
Always Wendy

Elaine said...

Warm wishes for a Happy New Year. and put my name in the hat

Theresa MacNaughton said...

Thank YOU so much, Cindy, for your encouragement and generosity and support. You are truly a wonder!!! I wish for you continued success and happiness in the year to come. Do consider me for your lovely shoe - such a great creation. Happy New Year to you and yours!!!!

hueisei said...

Happy New Year!!
Thanks for a great giveaway!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm IN! This would be so perfect for me..I love it! Happy New Year my friend and enjoy your week! ♥♥♥

Pretty Ragged Threads said...

I'm in! Beautiful. Happy New Year.
Hugs Jackie

Ros said...

I'm in! ... what a beauty

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday and best wishes for a very happy New Year. Thank you for making Pink Saturday special. I count you among my blessings.

Thank you for this opportunity to win. I love that gorgeous shoe!!!

Barbara F. said...

I am in, Cindy, and thank you for making new bloggers feel welcome and offering great tutorials. xo

Kim Mazzei said...

I am sooo in! Love your blog, excited to find & follow it~Happy New Year!
Kim Mazzei

Honey at 2805 said...

I'm in!!

Thank you for being a special friend! It has beenh so nice getting to know you this year!

Thank you for for sharing at Potpourri Friday. I wish you a healthy, prosperous and sparkling New Year!

Starr said...

I'm in!

sjmcdowell said...

Oh yes Cindy count me "in" too!!

Thank you hugs....


Quilting "b" said...

Count me in too Cindy. I love this giveaway. Happy new year to you

Junibears said...

I'm like the donkey's tail, all behind!
Happy New Year dearest Cindy' I've started well with a flu bug that's left me with a bad chest infection. This too shall pass.......
Please count me in for your precious shoe.
Big Hugs
June xx

Candy C said...

Hi Cindy. Your pink shoe is absolutely adorable!! I have a new granddaughter and when I looked at your beautiful little immediately made me think of her! Please count me in on your Give away!!! I love it!
Now...I want to say thank you for sharing your creation with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. I absolutely love the color of the sparkly and feminine. The dainty little flower at the toe and the soft pink ribbon just makes this piece! LOVE IT! <3 Candy

Sherry from Alabama said...

I LOVE sparkly pink! I'm IN!!!

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Your "pink shoe" is fabulous, u, love ur creativity. So beautiful. Please count me in. Hugs, Gayle.

Mel_Cole said...

so cute shoe! Hope to see you in my Pink Saturday entries one and two. Happy New Year!

Carole Burant said...

Such a gorgeous and delightful shoe!! Please enter me in your giveaway, I'd be so thrilled to win one of your beautiful creations:-) I've added your button and link to my sidebar. Happy New Year!! xo

BLiSsAngELs said...

I'm in ... mmmm ! will it fit? I hope so
Hugs wendy

Carol Salisbury said...

Wow, I thought I caught this one already. Guess I was busier than I thought.
I'm in!

Anonymous said...

This would be a great way to start the new year, with a pink slipper.