Thursday, 27 September 2007

The Big 1-0-0!!!! MONSTER GIVEAWAY 100 GOODIES!!!

Well I'm up to my 100th post. I can't honestly say I don't know how I have managed to write 100 posts because really, I can talk under water! I talk while punching a boxing bag at the gym. I talk while typing, I talk, talk, talk..... a lot!!! So if I didn't reach 100 posts it would be strange!

I think back to my first post, where I was nervous and new to this whole thing. I wondered if anyone would actually read my blog. Or want to read my blog, people who didn't know me or people who weren't family and therefore obligated to read it!

I started out blogging after my sweet friend Holly told me I simply must start a blog. She said it was a lot of fun. I wondered where I would find the time.... and wondered what was a blog anyway? What do you write? Who would want to read it? What are they all about? She said a blog is like a magazine without all the ads in between. Well, that sold me. I went visiting the blogs on her blogroll and got lost in a world of creative people that I never knew existed! I clicked on more and more and more and suddenly it was 3am and way past bed time. So that's how my little ole blog started... and it's such a fun part of what I do. I love meeting people and have made some wonderful friendships along the way. The whole idea of 'swapping' was new to me too.... lots of doors have opened for me thanks to blogging....

So as a way to say thanks to YOU, the person who has made time to sit for a minute to read my blog when you really should be getting dressed, or going out, or doing dinner, I would love to have another giveaway! But this time a MONSTER one!!!

Leave a comment on this post only to enter. I'd love to hear about how you started blogging! Of course, it isn't mandatory to tell me and it won't enhance your chances of winning but will just give me an insight into your ideas!

***NOTE!!! PLEASE leave a way for me to contact you!
Leaving an anonymous comment won't work!!!! If you don't have a blog to link back to I'll need an email address. Everyone is welcome to enter, if you have a blog or not. And YES I definitely will post internationally, seeing that 90% of my blog friends are not from Australia anyway!!!

The prize will be a package of 100 Mystery Goodies!!! Yes, ONE HUNDRED of them!!! They'll be made up of some things from my website like cards, tags, bookmarks and also things like trims, lace, papers, buttons, fabric pieces, beads and lots more!!! AND I'll email the winner to find out favourite colour preferences etc and put the package together as best I can to suit you, the winner!!! How does that sound?

Like I mentioned previously, I'm away next week. So I will draw the winner on October 9th. Lots of time to enter!!! Get those entries in now!!!!

Have a great rest-of-the-week,

Natasha xo


  1. Hi Natasha :) How we got started blogging.....that's all down to you! We didn't know what a blog was either! Would someone be interested in us? But thanks to your encouragement, we're not scared anymore! We'd L-O-V-E to enter your Giveaway, 100 of your items would be amazing! xo

  2. Congratulations on your 100th post Natasha and keep up the great work!

    Well I'm new to this blogging world and decided to pitch in after realizing that every other crafty person is on it. Needed to share my 2 cents with the rest of the world.

    Your give away sounds extravagant, a bang for a great celebration, count me in!

  3. I don't have a blog but I love reading them. It all started with Holly's, too. Please sign me up.

  4. It is fun having a blog isn't it? It makes you notice every day beauty and you certainly show us beautiful creations.

  5. Natasha, It has been 100 wonderful posts and you get brownie points for everyone our little gem Leroy is in!!! I began blogging this spring after a total knee replacement and 2 car accidents left me home and unable to work or return to classes to complete my bachelors degree! I felt out of touch and spent time on the computor looking at all sorts of things! One day I was searching on google for roses and came across a picture of a home. I clicked on the home and came across, sadly I can't remember whos site my first encounter with ""! Well I clicked on her side bar, then another! Finally after two months I became brave and made my own! It's pink, frilly and has been fun. But most of all I have 4 new best of best friends whom make my days and many more friends who love pink and a beautiful home! My life is longer just days of pain and hateing my circumstances, chronic back pain! My days included comments, emails, laughs, and happiness! This September 13th I had my best ever birthday in 48 years thanks to my wonderful new friends! Blogging has become a lifesaver and an enrichmnet into my life! Love, Lori

  6. Natasha, I started blogging because of you! Please enter me in your giveaway if you are shipping to the US....

  7. Whooohoooo....congradulations sweetpea!
    I am soooo excited to be here with you to CELEBRATE your 100th post!!!!

    I think we all started blogging around the same time!
    Sweet Miss Holly influenced me too!
    I was'nt sure what a blog was either... I asked my teenage daughter and she said "its like a my space for old ladies mom" lol
    I read Hollys favorites and then their favorites and their favorites and I was HOOKED!!!!
    I love it!
    Now I am addicted and need my daily dose before I start my day....
    Thank you to you & Holly for helping me along and holding my hand as I started my journey into blogland!!!!!
    You are not only friends but inspirations too!
    Love you both!!!!!

    Big Hugz, Dolly

  8. Congratulations, Natasha. My story is much, much the same as yours and now it is simply an addiction, I AM A JUNKIE! Your giveaway sounds irresistible - please give me a chance!

  9. Congratulations Natasha!I am from Paraguay, I really love to read your blog, I have mine too. Hope to win too!!

  10. OOh I didnt enter your last giveaway but this one is too tempting.

    I started bloging after seeing all the wonderful blogs out there. I was inspired by Andreas, Heathers, and yours. I loved the idea of sharing a glimpse of my world with all you gals. It feels like I have so many friends. And we all share the same liking for crafts and art.

    Thanks Natasha!!

  11. I started blogging many, many moons ago as a way to journal my little boy as he was growing up. As he has aged, my free time has increased, so now my blog is both him and my own stuff. (Yea for more free time!)

  12. September 2007 at 03:04

    Hope I can be that lucky person... I am still new to the world of blogging and it is both scary and fun... before I started I could think of tons of things to write about.. now I have writers block lol... go figure! I started doing it because I too spent a lot of time reading others and I have always had a love for the written word whether reading it or writing it...such a joy...

    Taking adventures little mini vacations to far way places through internet blogging has become a favorite thing for me to do when I need down time...


  13. Whoever gets chosen will be one blessed person thats for sure!

    candy (from Canada)

  14. I started blogging because of Dianne Wood... she "made" me start a blog.. and NOW I'm addicted! I absolutely LOVE learning about such wonderful and talented people. It's very inspiring!

    BTW Natasha! I'm tagging you! See my blog for details :)


  15. I've always been a blogger, I just switched to Blogspot because I like the people here better. They (including you ) blog about their real lives!
    And I love reading them too.
    I'm in the states and wanted to enter your contest just in case.

  16. Oh, how fun!! I have so enjoyed getting to know you through your blog!


  17. we started blogging because we have moved 32 times in the last 10 years...and this way anyone who can use a computer can see what we are up to...and where we are lol

    Love to enter your giveaway

    and hoping you will come join the tussie swap :)

  18. Natasha, Congratulations on your 100th post. It adds up fast when you like to talk right? Keep up the interesting stuff and hats off to you for 100 more!! Have Fun!!
    HUGS Celestina

  19. Congratulations on your 100th! Wonder if I'll ever make it there?! My daughter talked me into starting my blog and I just love reading about and seeing all the awesome talent out there! Especially yours! Love to see all the gorgeous things you make!



  21. How do I love thee? Let me count the're simply charming....and I love every minute of it. XOXO!

  22. oh, happy 100!!! I can't tell you about how I started my blog, but I can tell you how I haven't started my blog... I just haven't started it yet!!!! But yay for you, each time it is a gift for me to look at.

  23. happy 100th post!! how wonderful!
    here's to many many more great posts....I just stumbled on blogs...I think it was Amy at InspireCo and then thought wow...then I went into one link after the other and thought these are girls just like me who love pretty things so off I went!!

  24. Natasha, I started a blog inspired by the blogs I spent hours and hours reading. It has been so much fun and I have "met" great people and even found some again -like you - that I knew in other places. Your blog is always inspiring and always beautiful. I wish you many many many more posts.

  25. Congratulations on your 100th Blog!
    I read your blog all the time i check it, check, it again. I want to start a blog but i have not started yet...So much to do not much time..I just got a part-time job at spotlight but i am doing 30-40 hours a week..So i have not been making anything, seeing all the fabrics i work with makes me want to sew like crazy..Enjoy your holiday..I hope to win!!!!

  26. Blogging is addictive ( and noone told me!) The only place where I was not "the odd one out" making things... 100 posts is quite an achievement! And the draw, well all sounds good to me! Count me in!!

  27. Hi Natasha
    I to can talk under water, It would be fun meeting we would be trying each to get a word in. Love your Blog hope you can enter me in your competion. Keep blogging Amelia

  28. Congratulations Natasha! I pretty much accidentally fell into blogging when doing a 'google' on Cath Kidston. Like you spent HOURS reading blogs, at first it felt like I was spying on people!. Funny because yours was in the first lot I read but can't remember how I found you! Also was really nervous when I did my first posting in case no one ever came by! I call it my 'REAL' world! And like you, I have no problem talking!
    Again, Congratulations:) xo

  29. Congratulations on 100 :0 Blogging is so great, I have met so many talented crafters through my blog :)

    Ohhh are cupcakes going there too, the mystery pack?! Love your cupcakes, I love everything you make though (and no I'm not trying to kiss up,lol) I mean it, you do beautiful work.


  30. Congratulations on your 100th post!!

    I live in an artistic/cultural backwater, and started blogging to connect with other artists. Blogland is a wonderful thing!

  31. Happy 100!! I am so glad too that you started a blog one hundred posts ago, I love to stop by often!! xo, suzy

  32. WHOOO-HOOOO!!!!! CONGRATS!!!! I just LOVE LOVE LOVE visting your blog. It's always sooo cheery, and full of sooo many fabulous yummies! WOW! Monster give away. BIG words, must mean BIG prize!!! Count me in!!!
    Big Congratulatory Huggies!!!!

  33. Congrats on your blog!!
    I always enjoy reading it, so inspiring :0)

  34. Congratulations on your 100th post! woohoo!! Our blog was started to share all the fun we have creating our little shop and all it's goodies. We spend lots of times visiting all the amazingly talented bloggers such as yourself out there, who inspire and encourage, it's like having coffee with best friends everyday! Best wishes and fairy dust to you, warmest regards Linda and Laura Lilly Cottage.

  35. Congratulations! 100 posts is quite a milestone!!

    I've been blogging on the current reincarnation of my blog since April 2006. Partly I blog to keep my family (interstate and overseas) up to date with what's going on in my life; partly I blog to try and be a better writer; but mostly I blog because I absolutely love to write (and take piccies too!!!!!). I am continually inspired by all the wonderful, creative blogs out there - yours included! And now, with 100 posts under your belt, you're a true blue seasoned blogger!! :)

    Would love to be entered in your giveaway! (But I guess that goes without saying!!)!

    Congrats again!

  36. Oh, this would be the bestest one to win. congrats on your blog longevity. Carol r

  37. Hi Natasha! I love your art and your blog! Thanks for offering up such a fun prize! :) Carmen

  38. Happy 100th post!!

    I enjoy stopping by and seeing all your beautiful eye candy.


  39. Hello, and congratulations on your 100th post. I am fairly new to blogging started about a month ago.
    My cousin Corey from Tongue in Cheek
    came to visit this summer and helped us set up a blog. It is wonderful I am enjoying it so much. Kindred spirits unite in such bliss........

  40. Hey sweety, You were my inspiration for starting my blog too, so it seems it is a cirle of inspiration much like dominoes lol. Would love to be entered into your monster draw hon if I may. Hope you are well cutie. oxoxo talk soon Ali

  41. I started blogging to get my business started. A tea business where women would be encouraged to get together and be supportive toward one another through hospitality.
    I feel women are quit isolated from face to face contact with each other. Yes, internet is great. I've met women form all over the world which I would never have been able to do w/o the internet, HOWEVER, no amount of ether can make up for sharing time with friends over a hot steaming cup of tea where you can laugh with each other and wipe away any tears.
    Blogs are a wonderful way of reaching out,sharing and leaving a bit of yourself around the world so that someone out there knows you existed beyond the leaves and branches of your family tree.
    I also use my blog to keep the writing part of my brain from shriveling up and blowing away.
    I may be reached at
    Melissa's Cozy Teacup
    Stop by, say, 'hi', share a cup of tea with me and some ether. Maybe one day we'll have tea together in my kitchen, while sharing secrets.

  42. Cheers to you Natasha and the 100th post of your beautifully designed blog! I decided to join the blogging community after taking a business class from Claudine Hellmuth. She said it was an excellent way to network. She also said it was important to post frequently...that I'm still working on!

  43. Hi Natasha! Congrats on your 100th blog! I am still fairly new to it...but completely understand staying up all hours of the night getting lost in the blogging world! It's currently 1 am eyes are read and I am sooo tired...but I can't stop!! Haha. What a lovely contest you are hosting. I would be thrilled to be entered.

  44. Hi Natasha, congrats of course! Well I started blogging to create a bit more interest for Little La La's. I knew you from your eBay days and found reading your blog very cool, so I started one... the rest is history as they say. You know, I get up at 6am every morning and have usually done a quick look over everyone's blogs before the kids surface, or I have made a coffee! That's how addicted I am. I roll out of bed and onto the computer haha. Sad hey?? Think I need a life!!

    Chat soon
    Katrina :)

  45. Wow, this really is a monster give-away! Leave it to you to come up with something so good! I started blogging in a similar fashion to you. Only it was my friend Tiffany from Loveboxes.blogspot that got me going. And same thing, couldn't stop reading! Congrats! I am so glad to know you and hope I win!

  46. oh my!!! how cool would it be to win??? I just love you Natasha and a know all "mystery" goodies you give away will be FABULOUS!!!!! I( and I know everybody else) am VERY happy you started a blog!!! xo!! Britt :-)

  47. Hi Natasha count me in for your Monster Giveaway.
    Also just letting you know I have given you an award. Check out my blog for details.

  48. oh a new giveaway. Please enter me in( is this right?)
    Like your artwork very much and Congratulations!

  49. well this is sure to be the mother of all giveways and i probably won't have a chance in hell..o of winning but here is my attempt :) this is how i discovered blogs: i did a google search on an artist that i saw in home companion magazine and found myself on a blog where the artist was mentioned... i thought "what is this?" and i clicked on her links...and the next persons links and so on and so on...before i knew it i has hooked and my bookmarks page was two pages long...LOL!!! hey, did you get my email about the foofing idea, i really hope that is ok...because i have plans...BIG plans!!!

  50. Yay--the big 100!!!--Congratulations!! Here's to
    100+ more!!


  51. Oh my gosh!!!! Please sign me up! How exciting, Natasha! Congrats on your 100th post! :)

  52. Pick me! Pick me! I'm always here when I should be cleaning. LOL Congratulations Natasha and a fine 100 posts it has been!

  53. Natasha!! You are too good to us! A beautiful blog to enjoy and now free stuff just for doing so! Enter me please! How fabulous are you!?! wow.
    Anyway, I got started blogging in June and I'm at about 60 posts. I am a major talker too! So it fits me well! I got into it because I wanted to "give back" to all the bloggers that I lurked for so long. I just decided one day to jump right and and try it! and I've loved every second of it! Plus it's fun when you're a swap-a-holic and can get more into things that way! well, thanks so much for all you share! I've got my fingers crossed for this fabulous, generous giveaway!! xo natalea

  54. Hi Natasha.OH that Holly! She found me...I hadnt even heard of blogging...Now Im totally addicted, Im a horrible writer, so I fill it with pictures of what Im doing...seems to work! Now I have to check in with everyone that has answered this blog of yours!! LOL. Love ya! Laurie

  55. Hi Natasha :)

    I don't have a blog, although Donna from Under the Red Roof is working on me. If I start one, it will be to her credit... or pounding, whichever word is more appropriate. :) hehe.

    If my name is drawn, can you subtract one thing and add an autographed picture of your pink Justin boots?!? They went from here in Ft. Worth all the way to Australia to become famous with you... and a picture of them could come all the way back to me with your autograph ;) (I'm such a ham, aren't I?) hehe.

    PS - Congrats on your 100, I really love your blog, your enthusiasm, your sense of humor, teaching me about the Kangas of course, hehe, and your creativity is amazing. Thanks for sharing so much with all of us, and thanks to Holly for inspiring you to get started! :)

  56. Woo Hoo 100! I want in on this one!
    And since you will be gone when I post my 100th, I will put your name in for the drawing.
    Love Erin~

  57. congrats on your 100th post! I started blogging after we moved from Illinois to Arizona; blogging is a good way to keep my parents up to date on what we're doing (online scrapbooking, in a way). I added in more craft-related posts, and now my blog is a mix of both. Blogging is truly a wonderful way to connect with people all over the world, about any topic you could think of; it's great for finding inspiration, too!

  58. 100 things from Natasha Burns!! I will be the coolest chick on the block if I win...LOL! How sweet of you to make and give away 100 things :) I would love to join the
    smiles :)
    Sarah (dottielou)

  59. What the heck. Throw my name in the pot. I stop by here to read everyday. It helps me not think about work.

  60. Hi yer Natasha, come va?
    G'dun...100 posts.
    started blogging so I could show the crafters here in Italy what's going on in the craft world outside of Italy, as they tend to follow the latest fad and nothing more
    crafty in italy

  61. Natasha, congratulations on your 100th post! I started blogging the same way you did, I ran across some blogs and was so enchanted I just kept linking to more. I finally thought it would be a great wayt o stay in touch with far away relatives so they could see a bit of the every day things of my life. I NEVER thought anyone else would be interested! It's amazing! Please enter me in your drawing if you are including the U.S. :>)

  62. I don't blog, but I am an AVID blog-consumer. :) I call it the "blog black hole" when I start reading one, link to another which takes me to others...before I know it a bunch of time has passed! I am so grateful to you and the others who share their creations and thoughts and lives with the rest of us.

    Susan G

  63. Natasha, congratulations on your 100th post! I like your blog!
    es tan extraño felicitar por 100 post, cuando eramos niños nadie imaginaba este mundo enorme e infinito que brinda internet, es maravilloso conocer y mostrar el trabajo de cada persona, en cualquier lugar, y uno desde la paz de su hogar de su estudio entrar en el blog de cada artista y saber un poco de esa persona con diferentes costumbres, sueños idiomas y deseos. Of course you have friends in Argentina, you dont have only in Australia!
    desde Argentina un pais para vivir
    from Argentine
    Regards Marina Capano

  64. I came over for the party below and saw this and can't help entering!

    I started blogging a little over a year ago after discovering other blogs and deciding I wanted to join in.

  65. Ohh my 100 items! That's so generous! Thanks for finding my blog and leaving a comment or I may not have found yours =)

    I think I started blogging because a few friends of mine did. But this is my second blog as I got over my first one lol. Thanks for all your creations, comments and encouragement.

    All your items are lovely!

    Gracie xox

  66. I have always enjoyed looking at your blogs! I have participated in one of your swaps and I get lots of inspiration from your ideas!

  67. Holy Smokes! 100! Congratulations. What a great give away!

  68. Hi Natasha,
    Congratulations on your 100th post!!! WOW, it only seems like yesterday that you started!
    I have to say that you have one of the most interesting blogs around and I always look forward to checking it out and seeing what you have been up to!!
    And I would love to win some of your goodies...fingers crossed!
    Kathy xo

  69. Congratulations on your 100th post.
    I love reading your blog, your honest accounts on day to day goings on are great to read. I have given you an award, drop by my blog for details.

  70. sign me up too, Natasha! Wow. XO

  71. I would love to join the giveaway! I started blogging as a outlet to talk about my site, art, and swaps. At first I did not use it much but now as I am getting more comfortable I use it more. It has also been fun to talk about my current pregnancy....My First! My favorite thing though to do with blogs is to check out others and follow links.


  72. Dearest Natasha

    Well as you know I don't have a blog, but I have been part of yours so many times LOL!

    Their are no words needed to express have I feel about your art nor the friendship I have gained through our chats.

    You are the only person who has achieved to inspire me to actually make something!! Starting with a wee little matchbox LOL and then the big event of covering a box !! and believe me that is some FEAT.

    Even Grandma has sat up in astonishment:)

    I thank you for taking time to help me in so many ways and like so many other here, very grateful that you share our journey.


    Always Wendy:)

  73. Congratulations! 100 posts are a ton! Love your work, you are just sooo darn far away from Eugene, Oregon!!! Keep up the fantastic energy!

  74. Hello Natasha, I would love to enter for 100 goodies!! I wish we had online shops like yours here in Holland!!! Beautiful Blog & website you have, I visit your Blog almost every day!

    I can't wait untill you draw a winner!!!

    Greetings from Mandy...
    Holland (The Netherlands).

  75. Please sign me up Natasha!!

    I started blogging when I was thinking of starting a website and happened upon a few blogs that I LOVED like Pamela Garrison, Present Past and Flea Market Studio... then noticed you girls starting them so I jumped right in! I just can't put into words how much I enjoy blogging and meeting other like minded girls!

  76. Wa hoo look at all these people out here that have left a comment for you and I've arrived right next to Heather... I'm in good company.

    I love blogging and especially love it when a project brings us even closer like right now with us foursome the Antoinette girls:))

    Congratulations on 100 posts.

    best wishes Ginny XX

  77. Congratulations on 100 posts! I'm still in the beginning stages, 3 posts to be exact and working on the 4th! So 100 seems pretty far off for me!! ha ha I would love to enter your contest! Thanks! :-)

  78. Hi Natasha,
    I am a relative newcomer to the whole blog thing. I have only posted 4/5 times so far. I started because I happened upon a blog (before that I really didn't know WHAT it was?) and I really enjoyed it. I was getting ready to start my own web business and joined MMP and started blogging around! I hope I am as successful as you!
    Please enter me too - I would love to win.
    Carol at Clutter Bug Studio

  79. Dearest Natasha,
    You are one of the most fun and creative women I know! I always look forward to seeing what you are up to. Yes, oversees ladies are more than welcome to post on my blog. I buy many items from AU so why not have everyone, everywhere join in the blogging fun.

    Take care sweet Natasha,

  80. Natasha, Wow that's alot of post. I always enjoy looking at your blog and website. You have so many pretties. Your son is just darling. Thanks for in the past helping me with my website. You are a sweetheart. Congrats on the 100th post...
    Stephanie Smith
    Shabby in Pink Boutique

  81. 100 posts! Wow! It's amazing to me how many women out there in blog land are such kindred spirits. What a fantatic way to connect!


  82. WooHoo, Natasha, that is quite an accomplishment!! Congratulations!!!!
    I have a new blog and I am at the "what should I write and who would read it"point.....hopefully this will pass and I will be on my way to 100 posts, too! I really enjoy your blog and website full of pretties! See you at MMP!

    Georgia Mallory
    Grandma G's

  83. Amazing Natasha, I have not blogged in months and you are an inspiration! Keep up the great blogging!
    Warmest Regards,

  84. Congratulations and sign me up!

  85. WOOHOO!!! What a fun giveaway !! I just love your blog !

  86. Congratulations, Natasha! I'm glad you started blogging, yours is a favorite of mine. I love the fact that I have a friend all the way across the world!

    I started blogging before I had even read many or looked through more than a couple. I had NO IDEA how many there were and how wonderful they are! I am hooked and am already about to my 200th post! (but somehow, I doubt if I will be giving away 200 presents)

  87. Congrats on your 100th Natasha, I too started blogging for my business but am probably blogging a lot more than I need to now! Do check my blog for my Vintage Chic Sale details if you have a spare minute!
    Alicia :0)

  88. Hi Natasha, I cannot comment on having a blog, because I do not have one. However, yours and many other people who have commented on this list have inspired me to maybe get my buttox into gear and start one. Don't think it will be as interesting as yours though. You did get me started up with my website though, so I am half way there. Please enter me into your giveaway and can anybody tell me how I can add a little cute picture on the side? Congratulations on your 100th post! Petah xo

  89. Hi Natasha!
    Congrats on your 100th!! This week I started my first blog ever! And this is my first entry ever!! I've decided to go blogging to meet some (a lot of) interesting artistic people (women) who love vintage/home decorating/crafting like me. I love vistiting blogs and that's what made me started. I'm at the stage of "YES I have one visitor" and "YES, someone from outside" .
    I was looking for inspiration for my next entry, just found out that I'm too late to join Karla's home party, but that doesn't stop me from posting a few pictures "what a like about my home". NowI discover your party "let's celebrate 100 entries". Life should be full of these celebrations and I hope you'll reach 150 in no time! And then organise a prize party too of course ;-).
    Now I'm of to see your home. Wishing you all the best, personally and with your blog. Enjoy!!
    Love LiLi M.

  90. Hi Natasha,
    I just love your Blog and not to mention all those goodies on your site!!! Now to get mine in the right direction. I just started my blog a couple weeks ago and have only managed to get one entry on it!!! I need to add a pretty background, etc. I have a ton of stuff I want to add and the lovely ladies at MMP have been great teachers.

    Congrats on 100 posts! That's awesome!!!

  91. Congrats on you 100th post!! Well, i started blogging after a group of friends on diffrent forums asked me too... it's such a easy way to show your crafts and share stuff with! And all the new people you meet! What a lost it would have been if i haden't started blogging!! There is this hole other world filled with wonderfull and kind people! And not to mention that it is sooo adicting!!

  92. Wow that was a lot of comments to wad through! Congrat's on your 100th post! I would love to enter your drawing. I have been blogging now for a year and 2 months! I really can't remember how it started though! ha ha. I am terrible! I think it was something "to do" at the time. I remember the frustration at loosing my blog a couple of times and having to start all over again, the frustration of learning HTML code, but it was all worth it! At first it was mainly just a digital blog-to post my digital scrap booking pages, and keep track of my digi buddies but then I found a whole new world in the creative side ( I think Kari-artsymama-was one of the first) and that also opened up a whole new side to life for me! It has been great! Have a great day! Bonnie

  93. Natasha,
    Congratulations on your 100th post! As you know... I got started blogging when you offered to help me set it all up! Thank you again!

  94. Congratulations on your 100th post! I am fairly new to blogging, but am really enjoying! I was a lurker for a long time and then one day decided to get my craft back on and join the world of artful bloggers. Yours is a blog I always enjoy reading!

  95. Hi Natasha!

    I hopped over from Innocent Charms Chats blog and you are having a contest! I would love to enter! My e-mail is Thanks!

  96. Congratulations on reaching such a milestone! I can't believe you are giving away 100 items! I started blogging pretty much the same way. I read one or two and started clicking on their favorites and then realized I could start one for free!
    Here's to 100 more!

  97. Natasha...Thank you for creating your blog and sharing your wonderful talents with us. Your blog and website with all of your amazing creations are very inspirational! Best of luck for your next 100 entries. I can't wait to read them!

    From deep in the heart of Texas...

    Best regards,
    Mary Collins

  98. I had always loved reading crafty blogs, but I didn't think I made enough new or interesting things to have my own blog- then I started seeing people posting their flea market and rummage sale purchases, and I thought- THAT I can do!
    Love your blog, always a pleasure!

  99. Love your blog!! please count me in on your awesome give away!!

  100. Hi Natasha! Happy 100th blog!!!! YES, please enter me in your giveaway!!!

    Sweet Connie & Dear Dolly got me hooked on this bloggin' thang!! They told me everyone was doing it, so I jumped off the cliff with them & have loved it ever since.

    I always look forward to your posts, but haven't had as much time lately as the wedding is nearing for my daughter!

    Love your little Leroy ~ he is soo adorable! Any post he is in is A-1!!

    Angelic Accents

  101. Have have just found your blog via flicker & I can't wait to spend time having a good look around at all the things you make.

  102. Congrats on your 100th post! I started blogging so my family that lived out of town could keep up to date with us. Then I started posting my scrapbook creations and now it is an awesome way of meeting new friends!

  103. Happy 100th Blog! I love your site. I check it out often. Count me in on your giveaway. Molly @

  104. Congrats on your 100th post. I begin blog to participate in Karla's Cottage party and I hope to continue soon. My address is:

  105. Hi Natasha, I would love to be entered in your competition :) Congrats on your 100th post. Cheers, Peta

  106. congrats on your 100 posts!! That book in you rlast post is AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL!!! And WOW 100 gifties is so generous!!

  107. I iniatally started 2 blogs before, but they did not pan out cause I either forgot my log in or did not quite understand it all. Then my friend Laura said it would help boost my Etsy shop, so I dug in! Even my hubby is impressed with how it turned out and is sometimes jealous that I out do the family web page. I like blogging cause it gives me a chance to ramble, show off my art or just talk about everyday happenings in my art or with family. I'm guilty to say, that when friends and family ask about how a particular event went, I just tell them to visit my blog!
    I love all the blog friends I've made and all the inspiration I've gathered along the way. I love the swaps, the finding of local artist and everything in between!

  108. Wow, how sweet are you! How did start bloggin? Truthfully, I was inspiried by you. I started reading your blogs and ink you listed. I thought it was wonderful and wanted to join blogland. Thanks Natasha and Congratulations!

  109. I just love your blog - just discovered it recently but this is my first post. Your home is so pretty - I love the pink bathroom vanity! Congratulations on 100 posts!

  110. Hi Natasha. I love your girly blog.
    I also love blogging a lot.

  111. oh sweet natasha congratulations
    on 100 blogs!!! i started blogging after I accidentally found artist blogs and swaps. What a nice way to meet such great women and new friends.
    please count me in on your giveaway.

  112. Congrats on the 100th post! I love reading your blog :) It's very generous for you to share 100 items, wow!

    I started blogging because we had a 4 month old baby and were moving across country for my hubby's job for the summer. The grands needed a way to keep up to date on the happenings and our journey. Then I stared an art only blog because my family got bored with all my art sharing on their blog lol!

  113. Congratulations Natasha!!!! I love your blog. I'd be very happy to win something!
    Hugs from Italy, Fiorella

  114. Congratulations on 100 posts! Thanks for sharing your wonderful artwork with us, I love reading your Blog.

    Good luck in the draw everyone!

  115. Congratulations on your 100th post! One day I'll get there, very slowly, but I will get there! Love your MA book, it's just beautiful! That red page is stunning! All of the details are just delightful! What fun to see it done!


  116. I love your blog. The background is so pretty. Congratulations on 100 blogs. I'm still new at blog myself.
    I started my blog to keep family and friends up to date on my family and all that goes on. I'm getting into the blogs that are about crafting and e-abaying. Lots of fun. Kate

  117. This is exciting. 100 posts. congratulations. I love coming here.

  118. Congrats on your 100th post. Please count me in on your 100 goodie giveaway

  119. Hi,

    I got started blogging in 2005 to chronicle our journey in selling our house and moving onto a sailboat!
    lollybob (with no spaces of course!)


  120. Congratulations! I love reading about people's blogging milestones! :)

    I started blogging as a way to keep in touch with friends and family who live far away. Somewhere along the way, I stumbled upon the whole craft blog world and was immediately addicted. I love the whole amazing and inspiring community of women who are supporting and sharing with one another!

  121. Hello! What a fun idea! I have just started blogging and love it. Like others, I started blogging to keep in touch with my the Northern Hemisphere. I married an Australian 7 months ago, and moved to Australia. I love to craft and bake and keep a I'm having a ball finding other blogs about my interests. I hope you will visit my blog!

  122. Natasha!

    Congratulations on 100 posts! I LOVE your blog! You are such a creative person. Very inspiring!

    I started blogging because I had gotten addicted to reading them. I kept thinking to myself "I would really like to have a blog too". Sometimes, days go by before I post a new message, and I struggle with having things to say, but I really love having it.

    We are a retired military family, so it is a great way for our friends and family to see what's going on in our little corner of the world.

    Your drawing sounds amazing! Good luck to everyone!

  123. *monster* is right! Wow, what a generous giveaway! Your rock!

    I started blogging after reading Amy of Inspireco's blog! When I read her blog, as well as Posy Get's Cozy, I just "Got it!" and said, "Well gee whiz...I can do that!" LOL That's how I started. Late at night I'd get deeper and deeper in blog layers, like peeling an onion that never gets to the center! I'm loving every blog, and once again, YOU ROCK!

    Heidi of Everyday Cookies blog, email

  124. HI! I am her by way of Donna at Under the Red Roof!
    I am new to blogging, but am totally addicted to reading blogs!
    I love your cute stuff!

  125. Congrats on your 100th blog,
    I am a new blogger, if I get 4 comments I call that a good day.
    I love your blog and glad that Donna sent me over from her Red Roof. Please enter me in your 100th item giveaway. Fingers crossed for a win. :) Bren

  126. Congrats on the 100!!!!
    I cant even imagine how cool the give away items are.
    *crosses fingers and clicks heals for good measure*

  127. Congratulations on your RR book, it is looking fantastic with what delicious combination of textures. The feathered skirt just blows me away - what a wild idea.

    Looking forward to seeing what you come up with for the Vintage Stocking Swap as your creations are always inspiring. Am an ex-Melb resident living on the sunny side of the beach in QLD now and miss all the fabulous shabby chic shopping opportunities in that region.

    How lovely of you to be hosting a give away to celebrate your blog.

  128. congrats on our 100th post Natasha! please drop by my blog and put your location on my globe at the top of my page.. nice place you got here, lovely colours!

  129. I the the Marie Antoinette book.
    I is so incredibly beautiful.
    All the gorgeous thing you girls put into and the creativity. I love being
    able to see it thanks for sharing with us. Pinkie Denise

  130. I love your book, beautiful trims you added. Congrats on your 100th post. Thats a lot of work.

  131. Hi honey, congrats on reaching 100 posts! I started my blog while I was suffering through cancer, I was just about to have a liver resection and thought that it'd be a good way to keep occupied and keep positive whilst recovering from that, and it has been. I haven't really gone where I intend to go with it yet but it's a start and I love getting comments and meeting new folk such as yourself. Take care, and please continue blogging as you really have a wonderful site. xx

  132. Whew! I am waaay late finding this page .. I have been in and out of your blog in the past, never knowing where I am coming from or going to in my blog hopping, but enjoying them all in my travels.

    I began when a group of Teddy Talk members decided we should all start a blog. Most of them fell by the wayside after an entry or two..but I enjoyed mine and really loved finding so many other bear, doll and crafty creation bloggers out there. Eyes dry and tired and still clicking away at 2:00 am. some days; just perusing and genuinely enjoying so much information; so many beautiful creations, and so many "pink" blogs... maybe I should opt for some more girlie colours on mine..... .... lol .

    A 100 items! Wow. Such a generous giftie... oh, oh.... I better ramp up my ideas for my 100th post...

  133. Yeah! Happy 100th! I love your creations and ever since I saw your blog the other day, I wanted to go buy crepe paper and try a ruffle!

    I don't have a blog at this point. I am new to the craft world, and am hoping to learn how to find the "creative diva" in me!

    Blessings, Jen from Oklahoma :)

  134. Okay...I tried to do this the other day and I had grief posting. Now, I'm officially in! Also, don't worry, I'll count you in on mine if you are away! Of course, I don't know how I'm supposed to follow a 100 GOODIE GIVAWAY!! Thanks a lot!

  135. Natasha,
    Congratulations on your 100th post. I love checking in once and a while for great inspiration.

    I "blog" in a roundabout way. Mostly I post content in relation to videos that I share online. I started after a conversation I had with a person at an art event. I told her that I was going to start podcasting. Well, I had been thinking about it, but that conversation committed me to it. Now, I am almost to my year anniversary.

    Congratulations again!

  136. Wow Natasha, this give away is over the top! I started blogging like everyone else started blogging...being pushed , pulled, and dragged into it by some well meaning friend! Seriously, it is fun and addicting.

  137. I don't really remember why I started blogging but I DO remember my first post. I said something along the lines of "I have no idea what I'll write about!" and strangely enough, I've found plenty of things and I post just about everyday, sometimes twice a day! It's so much fun! Congrats on your 100th post and here's hoping there will be many more!

  138. I love give aways!!

    just click my name and it'll take you to my blog.

    love your blog!

  139. Yipes, I almost missed this!! Please add me, Natasha! xoxox

  140. Congratulations!!! I love your blog. I started blogging after searching for a recipe last year and it happened to be in a blog. Since then I have been in the blogging community....It's a great way to connect and share ideas. Cheers, Angie

  141. Congratulations on your 100th post! I am new to the blogging community and got started just this past August. I began a blog for several reasons, as a creative outlet, to connect with others I might never have met due to geographical location, as a way to keep up my writing exercises, as a way to share my faith, to encourage and inspire others as well as to be inspired and encouraged. I have found this to be a fun and rewarding pursuit and met so many creative and nice people. A great plus for me has been how proud my family is of me for learning all sorts of new things about my fancy camera and laptop! I'm a pen and paper kind of gal and am technologically challanged to say the least so blogging for me has also been a real learning and growing experience.

    Sandy B.

  142. Wow! 100 items! You are extremely generous and ambitious! Thank-you for the opportunity to be included!

    I am having my 100th Post Giveaway right now, too. I don't think I had the patience to gather 100 items, but I think you might like the gifts.

    Best Blessings, KJ

  143. Natasha, congratulations on your 100th post!!! How could anyone NOT read your blog!!! You are so talented and so inspiring :) I just love coming and visiting you! Thank you forstarting a blog!! It wouldnt be the same without you!


  144. Congratulations on your 100th post!I would love to be included in your give away. I always enjoy visiting here and seeing your amazing creations.

  145. Hello Natasha.

    I just started blogging a few weeks ago. I too had a friend who said I should start blogging because I talk so much LOL and am interested in so many different things. Like you I wonder if I will have readers. I hope once I get more pics up and more posts that I will.(helloooo is anybody out there? ) Learning about bloggging and my love of vintage is how I found you !
    Congratulations. Now that I have found you I will be back to visit often.
    Take care

  146. I'd love to be included in your drawing! thanks!
    Lou Ann

  147. I started blogging just because I thought it would be fun. Now I'm addicted.

    Please enter me in your lovely giveaway.
    Thank you,

  148. wow, so many posts. I am a new blogger this year. I found you through Ilkasattic.blogspot. I love your work, so detailed and beautiful. I will look forward to seeing more and learning from you. And I started a blog only because my friend, Susan (Ilka), helped me and said it would be fun. It very much is.

  149. Holy cow you have a lot of wonderful comments. How fun! Happy 100th post. Woohoo!!! Your giveaway sounds fabulous. Please put my name in the hat.

    As far as how I started blogging, I see it as an online creativity journal. I've always done art journals and start and stop all the time. I wanted something that would motivate me to keep going, to follow my creative journey online. I will be celebrating 2 years of ArtsyMama blog in Nov.

    THANK YOU for all your wonderful eye candy, inspiration, love and support!!!!!


  150. Greetings, Natasha! I have just stumbled upon your blog. I found you via Karla's blog. How wonderful and interesting to read your entries and look at the pictures! I remember hearing the word "blog" and thinking what does that mean?! Then, I would go on various websites and see that they had a blog. I find people very interesting and reading their blogs helps me learn and usually I smile a lot when looking at them. Thanks, Cindi :)

  151. Karin (creativechaos)8 October 2007 at 13:58

    I for one am so glad you decide to start a blog! I'm so glad I have gotten a chance to "meet" you and discover your incredible talent!!!

  152. Oh Natasha, I just found your blog. Your place is so sweet. And congrats on 100. Please count me in on your giveaway.

  153. CONGRATULATIONS on 100 posts!! :) I'm glad I found you through Jen @ Pear Street Studios. I would love to get in on your give away! :)


  154. Natasha, you had posted on my artful blogging party post...then I moved and started renovating so I'm just now getting back to all those sweet comments. Congrats on 100 posts. That's great.

    I started bogging in the middle of writing my honor senior thesis in college. I was enjoying writing about education so much that I decided to start a blog where I could continue writing thoughts on education...but I'm also an artist and after I long day at school I'm finding that I don't want to write much about school, so I got hooked in with the blog art world and started combining education and art stuff on my blog. And now that more people know about my blog I'm thinking I need to switch to wordpress so I can protect posts about school...but that's another day.

    Beautiful stuff here!

  155. I love the look of this feminine bloG!!!
    I started blogging, in hopes of meeting other home-schooling moms and to bounce ideas off one another. Little did I know, that friendships would be gathered along the way...

  156. I started blogging after I discovered the creative-minded blogs out there, one by one. At first I was hesitant (who'd ever want to read MY blog?) but after a year I still love blogging and I still get inspired by all the creativity out there. Happy 100th!

  157. Congratulations on you 100th! I'm thinking about a great 100th post giveaway for my blog too...long way to go though.

    I'd really love to win these mystery prizes!


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