Saturday, April 12

"SPRING HAS SPRUNG" GIVEAWAY/CONTEST

Hello once again, dear reader!

I don't know what the weather is like in your neck of the woods, but here in Southern Illinois it seems spring has FINALLY sprung! The lilac and forsythia bushes are abloom, the tulip and dogwood trees are beautiful clouds of pink and white. My husband (much to his chagrin) dragged out the lawnmower for its maiden lawn voyage. Neither he nor the mower were very excited about the experience.

Now, weather report aside...here are the "rules" for the contest and the big T-Shirt and RAK GIVEAWAY:

1. Leave a comment on THIS post
2. Answer this question with your comment: "What is your favorite spring 'thing'?"
3. The contest ends at midnight on April 30th.
4. I will assign a number to all comments, and then run them in a random number generator.
5. I will select 4 winners!
a. 2 lucky winners will get a Paula's Palace of AltAred Art T-Shirt
b. 2 will receive a goodie box filled with a scrapbooking kit (papers from Bazzill Basics, Boxer Scrapbook, SEI and Ellison)(everything you need to create your own photo album), vintage fabric & trims, a few FAB altered art embellishments
c. each winner will also receive an original ATC created by ME!

WOOHOO! Go here if you want to see the T-shirts you may win!

20 comments:

Chelsea said...

I'm jealous that you're seeing signs of spring already--the weather man promised spring for mid next week up here in minnesota, but I won't believe it until I see it.

My favorite thing about spring is flip flops---as it's always sad for me to have to put them away in the fall--my toes happily get a pedicure so they can be seen!

Cat said...

No need to enter me in the giveaway...I'm trying to get rid of stuff before the move!! But sooo generous of you. I found more stuff for you yesterday--that blue tote that I told you you could have, more ME fabric, and a stash of vintage ribbons/rickrack/trim that my Aunt Dot had given me. Let me know what you want and I can take the rest (and my collection of babyfood jars!) to the STL City Museum.
Oh and fav spring thing?? The flowers coming up :)
Heading to Archivers and thinking of you and Deb!!

Dusty said...

Daffodils my dear friend, and putting feeders back out for my feathered friends. That's spring to me :)

Angeleenee said...

Well, allow me to be the first in line for the latest fab giveaway here at the palace. My favorite part of spring is getting the ground tilled up and planting our garden. (yes, I've become quite the little gardening gal...can you believe it??) I love the smell and cool soft feel of the freshly tilled earth under my bare feet, that peek out from under my cotton skirt...what could be more wonderful???

Hugs~
Angeleenee

ihchicky said...

My favorite thing about spring definitely has to be the snow melting. But other than that, I love when the tulips finally bloom. Thank you for the chance. Your shirts are very cute.

Charmingdesigns said...

FLOWERS!! sign me up. Chocolate painting...ummm I keep a piece in front of me...when I am finished for the day...I EAT the chocolate...so it all works out! lol

Debbie said...

My favorite thing about spring, is the first sign of life coming back, the promise of life...the beautiful flowers popping their heads up.....oh how beautiful....warm spring walks.....Thanks Paula....

Fifiscrapz said...

hi just came to your blog via NZ Dares to have a look at your layout - its lovely. My favourite spring thng is definitely or the new life around lambs daffodils that sort of thing. We are in Autumn now so have six months til spring. My layout is on my blog. Im off to have more of a look at your blog - have a great week

scrappysue said...

hey there paula! nice to see you again! pick me plse!!! (even tho u didn't win my one lol) no hard feelings eh!!!

oh right my favourite thing - tulip day at our local botanical gardens. just awesome. they plant ALL the tulips so they are ready together - a visual symphony

Contessa Kris said...

Ohhh a drawing for stuff. I love that! My favorite sign of spring is the blooms on the dogwood and redbud trees. So beautiful.

betty R. said...

aaahhh,,spring,lovely spring...
I am in south alabama and spring is definately here..my fav time of the year!
there are a lot of things i love,redbuds,azaelas & dogwoods,peach tree blooms,roses and daffs...jealous of the tulips,i do love them and can not get them to bloom! ;(not enough cold i guess..
But as much as i love the beauty w can see ,it is the sounds that lull me.Crickets ,frogs and the call of the whiporwill..i heard one calling last night for the first time and it warmed my heart...
please enter me for the shirt,it is very pretty & thank you for the contest.also i really enjoyed reading the answers on the other comments..
HAPPY SPRING EVERYONE & GOD BLESS

TheTatums said...

My favorite spring thing is picnics in the park! Gonna do that next weekend & can't wait. Thanks for entering me in your giveaway!

Ann
http://keepinupwiththetatums.blogspot.com/

Patty Flick said...

Hey, Paula! I love your blog spot. What I LOVE about spring is seeing all of God's creations "springing" to life. Planting flowers and gardening make are so enjoyable. And today was a wonderful day.........the sun was shining, the grass was green, the temperature was about 70, and I was happpppppppy. Love you, Patty Flick

Emileigh M said...

I love spring! I like the light greenness of spring. It's my favorite color, and the freshness of white and bright green is so invigorating. I like white dogwoods and new green leaves.
I do NOT like the easter rabbits and pastel colors though. Bleh.

Bunny B said...

Oooo...lovely, lovely giveaway! What I love about Spring are the flowers and bunnies :) I love tulips!
Thanks so much for this cool gift!

Sistuh! said...

Dogwoods have to be my favorite sign of spring--LOVE THEM! However, since we will be transitioning to a new country where brown is the color (all the time everywhere) I think I appreciate all sorts of buds and blooms!

windycindy said...

Happy Friday! You are sponsoring an amazing giveaway drawing. The t-shirts are very nice and so are the goody boxes. I live in Southern Illinois,also. It is pouring rain here right now. Please enter me in your drawing. Many thanks,Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

Oh, sorry, the thing I like best is being able to drive our Jeep without the top on! Thanks,Cindi

MaMa said...

My favorite spring thing...since Virginia was in a drought last year, I so a lot of trees die or loose their leaves early. I am now driving around, looking to see if those trees are alive and if I see lots of new green leaves & buds, I'm very happy. So the new growth on trees if my favorite spring thing this year. Thanks for hosting this lovely contest.

Jeanne said...

My favorite spring thing would have to be watching the mama birds build their nests. We anxiously hope and wait to see the baby birds hatch.
xo
jeanne