Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Big Birthday Giveaway Game: Day 3


Are you having fun? I am!
It's been a joy reading your comments/answers.
I'm sure that a lot of people will agree when I say that comments are
a big part of what keeps people blogging. I enjoy reading your thoughts,
the good or the bad (i.e. constructive criticism).
They cheer me up, they help me to improve.
I know it takes time to leave a comment, and I know time is so valuable,
so each and every comment I receive is so valuable.
(Ok, maybe not the spam ones!)
Thank you for your comments. Please keep them coming.

Welcome to


The Big Birthday Giveaway Game: Day 3
(check out this post for Day 1 and this post for Day 2!)

A quick recap.
Each day a new prize will be revealed and added
along with a new question to be answered right here on my blog.
One lovely reader will win the entire prize package
at the end of my birthday week
(selected at random from all comments on all Birthday Posts).
So, that means that you will have three more chances to win
one AMAZING GIVEAWAY!
The final, complete giveaway package will be revealed on the last day... 
The answer to yesterday's question:
Tune in later to find out!

Here's today's product of the giveaway:
 A brand spankin' new
Skipping Stones Design Green Birthday Stamp Set
A must have for the PUNNY side of your personality!
(I had to have a birthday product in the giveaway loot somewhere, right?!)



This punny stamp set is part of the grand prize, along with two revealed previously:
A brand spankin' new YG03 Yellow Green Copic Marker


and
 A brand spankin' new Vintage Notepad Background Stamp
(So, now one person has the chance to win tow stamp sets and a marker,
just leave a comment with your answer to the below question!)


Here's today's (10.20.11) question:
How did you discover The Bald Dragonfly?
This answer could be a vise verse- perhaps I found your blog! 
The answer "I'm not sure" won't work here!

I look forward to your visit tomorrow to find out the next product from the giveaway loot
and to answer another (easy) question for your fourth entry!

P.S. This is open to all my readers, wherever you are located! I so much appreciate your visits!

55 comments:

Christina said...

Gosh, Karen, that's a tough question! I *think* it was around the time I was a Guest Designer for Practicing Creativity. Needless to say, once I paid you a visit I was hooked!

Barb said...

I found your blog when I happened across one of your challenge entries at Moxie Fab, and once I saw that ALL of your design work is amazing, I started following your blog. So happy I did! Happy Birthday week! :)

Chunyuan said...

Since I did not start card making until a few months ago and I actually remebered. I found your blog at the stamped background color trend challenge through Embellish blog. I really love the graphic design of your entry card. Happy birthday!

Kelly said...

Pretty sure I discovered you through a blog hop or card challenge.

Virginia L. said...

I can't remember how exactly I stumbled upon your LOVELY blog, perhaps it was the blog name, the inspiring creations here or that first lovely comment that you gave me...perhaps ALL of the above! But there is something about "The Bald Dragonfly"...it just keeps calling my name and I love each and every visit in this blog here! You're so inspiring, Karen! I just can't say enough about that.

Chari M. said...

I believe you found me first, when I entered my first challenge. You left a very encouraging comment and that's when we discovered we actually went to college together. :) Small world indeed.

Aimes said...

Oooh what a question! I'm pretty sure if I cast my mind back that I think I first found your blog from Practicing Creativity..! Seems so long ago now!
Love your idea of this fun week of posts and giveaways!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Lindsay said...

That is a toughie Karen! I honestly have no idea where and when I found you! I do know that since I have, I can't stay away! :0) Love your blog!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

http://thebalddragonfly.blogspot.com/2010/05/thunderstorms.html That's the card that sucked me, hook line and sinker.

Michelle aka MommyMichelleTo4 said...

via a link from a crafting email. not sure which one but so glad I clicked on the link!!

Jenny said...

ooo this is an easy one for me, since I've only been blogging since Feb this year!
I discovered your fabulous work when you were the first DT member announced on CASual Fridays back in April and I joined your group of loyal followers...it totally made my day when you decided to join mine too :)
I'm really enjoying this little quiz, glad you are too.
Jenny x

Anonymous said...

I was on The Mango Boys and Me Blog
and Lynn (who by the way is a faboulous blogger/storyteller/crafter) mentioned your blog so I have been a follower ever since!

Julie H. in MN

Jingle said...

From you visiting Skipping Stones post last year! YAY!!!!

Jay Gee said...

Ok, luckily I remember this... I found you through Practicing Creativity :)

Wendy said...

I had seen your amazing work at various chalenges but started following you after a Carbon Copied challenge you did with Jenifer Rzasa. I think.

Sharon in Arizona said...

You know, Karen, I really don't remember, but it had to be via a blog hop. That's how I have found 90% of the blogs I follow via email newsletter. I always sign up for the ones that really inspire me and whose style I relate to. I wouldn't miss an issue of the Bald Dragonfly, you have really been an inspiration to me. Thanks!!!! :o)

Lin said...

It must have been through your CAS-ual Friday's DT work? Not sure exactly, but I'm glad I did!

Lynn said...

Hmm...I can't remember...but let me think. I'm thinking it was through Practicing Creativity. I feel like I've been following your blog for over a year now...love it!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I know you already know my answer, but I figured I'd mention it anyway. I fell in love with your style during Gallery Idol 2010, and started following you at that point!

Denise said...

I came across your blog on a blog hop, liked your style and bookmarked you! I check in often to see what you're working on.
DeniseB

cutiephinphin said...

Well I found your blog either from one of the challenges you participated or a blog hop and I really liked your style of cards thus you were bookmarked!

Donelda said...

mmmm, that is a hard one because I've been following your blog for a while now and I don't quite remember. However, I would guess that I likely saw one of your spectacular cards posted on a challenge somewhere and dropped in to see other cards. I do remember retracing your many posts, hitting 'older posts' each time I arrived at the bottom of the page because I was enjoying everything so much! I love your real "artistic" flair!!

Lisa Petrella said...

I think it was through one of your FANTASTIC entries in the Everything But The Kitchen Sink Challenge :) I was quickly hooked on your blog and inspired by your creations! And I feel like we've known each other for YEARS!!!

Anonymous said...

I found a card on a blog hop and decided to check out your blog. I enjoy your work and I'm glad to have found it, Happy Birthday!!!!!
MaryBeth

Dorothy C. said...

I want to get better at CAS cardmaking and was at the CASual Fridays blog when your card caught my eye - Wheatgrass. I clicked over to your blog, read the cute story about how you found your grass and I've been back ever since. Your blog is very inspiring and fun. Thanks for sharing.

Dana said...

I think i found your blog from CAS-ual Friday. I kept finding myself picking your cards out of the list, so i decided to add you to my list of blogs to check out everyday!

Jen W. said...

I found you through Lynn Mangan. She was the first blogger I started visiting regularly and, being overwhelmed by how many blogs were out there, I stalked her blog list and found you! I was completely in awe of your work from the beginning and even more in awe when I found out what a sweet and supportive person you are. :)

Alice Wertz said...

hummm... i don't quite remember how, perhaps from a link from other blogger's recommendation? sigh... i wish i remember so that i can thank whoever directed me here! =)

Marlene V. said...

You are on Susan's 'recommended reading list' over on simplicity by lateblossom. Your unique blog name caught my eye!

~amy~ said...

hmmm....you know what...I don't remember...my memory stinks but regardless...I'm so glad that I know you:)

Emily Keaton said...

I found your blog after seeing you participate in challenges over at the Moxie Fab World!

jen said...

hee. weren't we just talking about this? I'm not sure who found whom, but I know it was before gallery idol- I was cheering you on the whole way! (you could hear me, right?!)
xoxo

yyam said...

Hmmm..you left me a comment when Amy T was a guest blogger on my blog...

Dana said...

When I first read today's question, I thought "Oh, cripes..." How am I supposed to remember that far back??? So I took a trip to your archives and can you believe that my first click took me to the exact card that led me to this blog??? I'm still reeling! How lucky for me... I coulda been clicking for awhile!!
So my click was Sweet Baby in July of last year (the 31st). I recognized the card instantly... It is still one of my all-time favs!! This card was a challenge entry over at WPlus9's Color Cue... It uses Mehndi Medallions and the colors were PERFECT! It is such a stunner! It won that challenge, too! That's when I first saw it and popped over. I soon started commenting on your blog and you became such a religious commenter on my amateur papercrafting that I couldn't, in good conscience, stop visiting you! ;) (Once I discovered email subscriptions, following blogs got much easier--I'm no good at the Google Reader thing). I loved your simple yet eye-catching designs, your use of new (at least to me) techniques and your attention-to-detail... I was hooked!
Guess while I'm here, I should thank you, too, for your wonderfully sweet comments... They have always been very much appreciated!

Rookie said...

I'm a very new reader - I found you via the Birthday Party Blog party that was thrown in your honour :) (So via Lawn Fawn)

I fell in love with your work the moment I saw it and bookmarked some card designs for this coming Xmas season - especially the masculine card with the ribbons :)

Audrey Pettit said...

Well, my dear, I found you from The Kraft Journal site. And I'm so glad I did! :)

sherryann (aka Sherry Eckblad) said...

oh great you are asking me to remember how I found you. I am not even sure if it was I found you or you found me or maybe it was Amy. I am too old to remember stuff like that. :) I am just glad I did, you did or something like that.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Karen, I discovered your blog from all the lovely comments you write on other people's blogs. You're everywhere! :) You are so sweet.

Laurel said...

Ooooh, GOOD question Karen! I believe I discovered your blog thru Practicing Creativity! I could be wrong. Now I look at a lot of blogs every day, but you and I instantly hit it off! I left you a comment, you left me a comment and thus our friendship was formed!!! You are so talented and such a lovely person..... I am so glad that we found each other out in cyber space!!!

CraftyDee said...

I remember seeing the socks gift set, with that super adorable tag, somewhere. I came here to check it out and became a follower :)

jengd said...

Truthfully, I haven't a clue. Could have been Moxie Fab or Paper Crafts but mostly likely through a blog hop.

lynn said...

i think it was winter's cards for kids...that's my earliest memory:)

artfuldelight said...

This is fun! :-) I found your blog awhile ago from Courtney at PCD. :-)

Amber said...

Humm...I think you left me a lovely comment on one of my cards so I popped on over to your blog to leave a comment. I've been a fan of your blog since then!

Jess said...

I believe I found your blog through the (now defunct) CAS-tastic Challenge blog of which you were a design team member :)

Valerie said...

I'm a little behind on my blog reading Karen so first off: Happy Birthday!!
I was thrilled to discover your blog back in 2010, right before we were in Gallery Idol together. I've been an avid reader ever since!

lisa arana said...

I love your little game!!! Heehee. Wish I wasn't so far behind in my blog reader.

I really had to think back to how I found you, but I think it was thru Limelight or Schlosser. Hmmm, which came first. ha. My memory is so horrible. Doesn't matter though, you blew me away from day one. I just love everything you make, such an inspiration!

Marlena M. said...

Thanks for letting us backtrack...I missed this day! I actually put you on my bookmark list (I'm old school ;) ) months before I started my blog in April. I visited very few trusted blogs at the time...but can't remember how I ended up at yours (I didn't read comments or anything back then). I bookmarked you because I liked your unique style-I still do. ;)

Laura.K said...

At one challenge you made a nice comment on my blog, and than I just start coming day after day. I don't comment to often but I'm here everyday.

Trinh said...

You left me a very kind & encouraging comment on one of my entries when you were with the CAS-tastic Challenge team.

~Tammy~ said...

I remembered seeing your work before I had a blog and that was on Gallery Idol. You were one of my first followers when I started blogging (Thank you!) I am sure it was through Off The Wall Craftiness where we both entered challenges.

Heather said...

Love your blog so much, I seem to have been reading your inspiring posts for so long I don't think I can remember how I found you I just know I'm grateful I did!

Ivanka said...

I followed a Moxie Fab link and fell in love with your style. Now I have you on my side bar and come and take a look at your creations every few days.

Janetcraft said...

Hi Karen, I found you since last year that I went into Caardvarks blog (I think so), I was just randomly picked and viewed. I was amazed with your stamping by using Hero Arts stamp, hence I put you into one of my FAV list ever since then.

Julie E said...

Oh gosh...I feel like I have been following your blog forever! Maybe I came across your blog thru Yvonne Yam???