Creative Inspiration Prize Winners!

Creative Inspiration Prize Winners!

Phew! I feel like I have been away from the blog forever. Really I haven’t, but with even 48 hours away, I missed you guys! I had to force myself to STEP AWAY FROM THE BLOG, painful as it was, in order to host a real life party in my real life house. Actually, I love having parties in real life so it wasn’t painful. I just hate to step away from the blog and my blog visitations.

So, I am back in order to make the big announcement you’ve all been waiting for! Yep, the winners of last week’s Creative Inspiration giveaways! First of all, thank you so much for all of your sweet comments. I haven’t had a chance yet to thank each one of you personally, but you all were so encouraging, it meant a lot. So thank you! I was happy to do it, and even happier to share some awesome people with you. You all made it worthwhile by your interest and kind words for our participants. Special thanks go out to each person who so generously contributed and to the girls at McMaster and Storm for co-hosting the week as my special guests.

Now, for the winners. I used a random number generator online and started with our first giveaway, the McMaster and Storm gift wrapping materials! The lucky winner of this treat is … Jill at Bailwick Designs! After visiting her blog today, I can tell you she is quite the creative inspiration! I encourage you to pay her a visit! Congratulations Jill! I just need you to please email me your address and the size of McMaster and Storm tee-shirt you want (S-M-L), and Kara will send off your gift wrapping prize!

Next prize was the French General book giveaway, courtesy of Kaari herself! The lucky winner of this treasure is …. Sharon Goemaere! Another terrific lady, I am so pleased she won! She almost lives close enough to me that I could drive her prize over myself! Almost. Sharon, please email me with your address and as soon as I receive the book I will send it off to you immediately!

Congratulations again to the winners!

While I would love to stick around and show some of my holiday pictures, I have to run. I will return ASAP and you can expect to see some new photos of my decorations (I haven’t taken them yet but I promise I will). For now I am getting myself a cup of hot chocolate with mini-marshmellows and snuggling in under the covers. The snow is gently falling outside and a cozy night of movies and relaxing is in order. Don’t you love the day after a party (after you’ve cleaned up the dishes!) when your house is all decorated pretty and you can finally just sit down and enjoy it? Sigh. Me too.

I can’t wait to catch up with all of you this week!

photo is of my sweet little Santa and Mrs. Claus salt and pepper shakers


  1. First in line? How nice!

    Big Congrats to your winners. That was a fun week. And this week will be a fun one, too.

    Your evening of snuggling under the blankies watching movies is just the ticket for a Sunday evening. Rest and relax for you deserve it after your busy weekend.

  2. congrats to your winners! and I love those salt and pepper shakers!!

  3. Congratualtions to the winners of these lovelyy treats… you must be so excited…

    And Melissa thank you again for hosting such a fantabulous event!! It was enjoyed by all!! Well at least me… and I am SURE by ALL!!



  4. I am so happy to have won the book Melissa!Praise God!Woo Hoo…having my own little party here.LOL Your evening sounds wonderful.
    Love ya~Sharon :-)

  5. Melissa,
    Tim for you to take a little break from all your entertaining, but hen you must show us some pictures. Hopefully yours are not lost in the computer like mine, LOL.

  6. Thanks for a fun week and congrats to the winners!

  7. Wow Melissa, would never have guessed those are salt and pepper shakers if you hadn’t told us.. They are adorable.

  8. it was a great week…i had a great time….hugs, rebecca

  9. congrats to the winners!! what fun that was…thank you again melissa for having the ‘best girlfriend’ blog around! i feel like i get my ‘girly girl’ fix every time i visit you!

    hugs my dear one!

  10. We had parties this weekend too. But they weren’t at home so our house is a wreck. Toys everywhere! Someday, when my mind is going, I’ll have a clean house and wish there were toys everywhere. Wait… maybe my mind is already gone. Yeah – the house IS clean! =) Blessings… Polly

  11. Congrats to all the lucky winners!

  12. Congratulations to the lucky winners, it was a fun week:) Under the covers with hot choccy and marshmellows sounds blissful:)

  13. Congratulations to all the winners! What wonderful gifts:)

    I love your Santa salt and pepper shakers, so cute.

    You deserve a nice snuggly evening after a jam packed week of gorgeous inspiration…Thanks for all the delightful ideas!


  14. I’ve been smiling ever since Melissa told me to come see the surprise she had for me on her blog… I love wrapping gifts and this is just perfect!

    Thank you thank you thank you!!! xoJill

  15. Congratulations to the winners! That was such a fun week!! Thanks again for putting it all together, Melissa! Santa and Mrs. Claus are adorable! ~ hugs, Lynda xo

  16. Congratulations to the winners of those fabulous gifts. Melissa, I kept popping over here all weekend to see if you had a new post….not knowing girl you were having a party. Wow…you must be exhausted. Thank your guest who gave us so much inspiration and to you for all your hard work and enthusiasm. We heart you. xo Lynn

  17. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I just finished my last large painting before Christmas. Like you, I now need a break and want to snuggle under a blanket and relax for a while. Can’t wait to return to your blog and spend some more time browsing!

  18. Congratulaions to all your winners….what a blessing this week was…we loved to see everyone’s creative spaces. Melissa, you are the best for hosting this wonderful week!

    Have a very blessed day!

    smiles, kari and kijsa

  19. Your blog is always such fun!
    congrats to the winners!!
    what lucky ladies!!! =)

  20. Penny, Mosaic Artist says

    Congrats to the winners! How lucky they are!

  21. Dawn-Enigma Artist says

    Congratulations to the winners!

    What a great week it was. Thanks, Melissa. Enjoy your movie.

    I can hardly wait to see more of your home and Christmas decorations.

  22. Hi Melissa! I’m so happy for you that your party was a smashing success! You deserve to stop and snuggle and rest now. I agree, it’s wonderful to be able to sit down and enjoy your home all clean and pretty, and knowing that the pressure is off…….for a while at least! Have a wonderful day!
    Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

  23. Jenn and Jacqui says

    Hi Melissa, oh you must be exhausted!! Thank you for a fantastic week, you are so kind and generous. Congratulations to all the lucky winners :) Enjoy that hot choc and marshamllow under the covers, sounds fab!! Snow falling too, how perfect :) Jenn and Jacqui

  24. Congratulations to the winners!

    I love those salt and pepper shakers!

    Thanks so much for a wonderful week, Melissa!


  25. Congrats to the winners! Thanks for having such a swell and swanky soiree. And hope your holiday ‘live’ party was as beautiful as you!


  26. So much inspiration! I just love coming back to your blog. Thank you, Susan

  27. Paris Parfait says

    Congrats to the lucky winners! And I love that phrase “step away from the blog.”

  28. Hi, I made it home and was able to see the pictures. Lovely. Thanks for sharing.

    Merry Christmas!

  29. Oh wow. I came THIS close to buying the very same salt and pepper shakers earlier today! You (we) have very good taste!

  30. what a lovely house! decorated so pretty :)

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