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Giving Flight, Giving Back: Winners Announced!!

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Dear Future Flyers,

We have been blown away by the amazing turn out for the Flying Lessons Give-Away.
You have most generously shared your hopes and dreams with us. What a dear gathering of Creative Spirits!
We have randomly chosen sixteen names from the nearly 700 entries we received between the comments and emails. In some cases, you will see that we were only given a first name along with an email. Each chosen participant has been emailed to inform them of their spot in Flying Lessons.
We hope if you were not chosen that you will not let that stand in your way of moving towards your dream. We believe in you and wish you the very best in your journey. Spread your wings and fly.

Creatively yours,
The Fly Tribe


I am so excited to congratulate each of the winners of a Free Flying Lessons class!!! Congrats to:

TeedeJee (Tineke), Mindful Metta Moment, Dawn Anderson, Rose Buchmiller, Suzi Poland, Kerry Estey Keith, Katherine Mitchell, Natalie B., Jenny Baio, Kelli Watcherson, Rachel Carroll, Anna Dakin, Helena, Chrissy, Laurie, Quilt Maker Cottage.

Here is a link to the original post. Winners were selected via random number generator. We couldn’t be happier for the winners!

We hope you all spread your wings and fly! 🙂

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Hope you have an amazing day! 🙂 Kris

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Giving Flight, Giving Back.

I am ecstatic to share with you this amazing blog hop we are having.

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{I created this necklace with this theme in mind… The pendant is a wing, prepared for flight. The chain includes the key to fly, I hope you soar!}

Giving Flight, Giving Back.


We are celebrating our one year anniversary. This group of incredible, giving, creative women have connected like fly sisters. We all signed up to take Kelly Rae Robert’s Flying Lessons Ecourse last summer. We became fast friends… My friend Linda, suggested that we do something to celebrate our anniversary. To celebrate becoming, possibilitarians, fly sisters, creative, connected, supportive, caring and most of all GIVING.

We are delighted to share that the group of women decided to show our gratitude by contributing to donate money for a giveaway… We intended on collecting enough money to give away a free spot in Kelly’s Flying Lesson’s ecourse. Kelly offered to match our donations dollar for dollar!

We had no idea that we would collect an amazing, incredible, dynamic amount of money (enough for 8 spots in the giveaway), and with the matching goodness of Kelly Rae, we are thrilled to announce that we are giving away 16 spots in her Flying Lesson’s Course! Isn’t that AMAZING???

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Follow Your Dreams

So if you are starting a creative business, own a creative business and need a little nudge to take flight, this is the course for you! Believe in You and spread your wings!

You can find out more about the course on Kelly Rae’s site here.

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We are doing a blog hop to celebrate our anniversary and announce the giveaway. You can only enter the giveaway in one location, and this site will be live tonight at midnight, central!
Believe in you and click here to enter the giveaway!

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Flying Lessons was such a terrific asset to my business, despite the fact that I have a strong business background, there were certain areas that I needed to finesse… especially my social presence: I had a blog already, but I started consistently blogging and I now blog almost daily. I created a facebook page, I signed up for twitter. I cleaned up my etsy site (although I am not a very good etsy lister, I sell more jewelry through my blog and my occasional Private Virtual Sale emails (send me an email if you would like to be added to my list: cherishdesigns@live.com) and I have had a lot of fun on Pinterest.

My business has really taken off in the past year, I am so filled with gratitude. I have enjoyed selling wholesale to a great group of boutiques locally. In January I had a line of jewelry launch with Demdaco, and in June my jewelry line launched with Creative Co-op (both companies are nationwide and sell wholesale to the gift industry.)

I love to find out that you have spotted my jewelry in a retail store, so feel free to send me an email or let me know on my facebook page! It is such an amazing thrill!

GIVING BACK is important to me. Over the years, I have received so many gifts and I am a true believer in paying it forward. My jewelry has been such a great tool for giving back. I love to offer random giveaways occasionally to my readers, I donate my jewelry to special causes that touch my heart… I have friends who are doing amazing things in Haiti, you can find out about it here. I have donated to local silent auctions to raise money for schools, boys choir and hockey fundraisers. It always feels so good to give. This giveaway feels amazing, because it is less about the actual gift, but more about the amazing opportunity that is being given! I am so thankful to be a part of this giveaway!

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I encourage you to hop along on our blog hop, leave some comment love for them because each one of these amazing peeps donated money to help deserving people become possibilitarians too! In fact, you may have so much fun hopping when you see the beautiful art they create, that you are going to like their facebook pages, subscribe to their blogs and become lifetime fans! The blog hop officially starts at midnight tonight.

Remember, if you know someone who might benefit from Flying lessons, we hope you recommend the giveaway!

I would like to introduce you to my flysisters:

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Dreamin’ of the Junk Bonanza & A GIVEAWAY!!

Today I am dreaming’ of the junk bonanza… I can feel the excitement building… The sheer joy of junking in three HUGE protected buildings at Canterbury Downs… The incredible talent and inspiration on display… The unexpected and extraordinary!

I am so excited… That I think it’s time for a giveaway!!! Please keep reading for more details!! (I’m sorry! Thanks for all of the amazing comments, the giveaway is over!) The winner is posted here.

Is it your dream to attend Junk Bonanza? What is your hesitation? Do the early bird tickets give you that wishful longing feeling? Have you wanted to attend a dynamic junking event in the past, but it just hasn’t worked out yet?

Are these questions racing through your mind? I desperately want to, but I don’t have anyone to attend with. I am not sure where to go, what to do? I live out of state and want to shop but, but I know I can’t fit my items in my carryon?

Well, my friend Linda can provide you with a DREAM experience to Junk Bonanza & solve all of your concerns!

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Linda has created a retreat out of attending Junk Bonanza called Live, Love, Junk! Where junking meets art, retreat style!

The event is 6 weeks away and I would like to help spread the word! We want to help every person who has a dream to attend, be a part of the retreat!

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We would love you to join us… And the dynamic people that have already registered! ( I have to tell you, if you have never attended a retreat, I strongly encourage you to attend… There is no better way to make lifelong friends!) Hurry, before it’s too late!

This early bird ticket could be yours!
Click here to learn more about Live, Love, Junk and to register!

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(Oh, I almost forgot to tell you that I will be teaching a class at this retreat!! So we are going to have a blast repurposing our treasures!)

For the giveaway, all you need to do to enter to win is to leave a comment on this blog post!

To earn extra chances to win, we would love for you to share this giveaway and info about Live, Love Junk. You can mention with a link, share, reblog, pin & tweet!! But please be sure to leave an additional comment (on this blog post only) for every share! The winner will be chosen using the random number generator! (btw, I will not reply to comments on this post because it skews the numbers for the giveaway.)

What can you win??? Well, the other day, the FedEx man delivered my entire jewelry collection with Creative Co-op and I am sooooooo excited to share some of it with you!!

I am giving away two necklaces (’cause I am all about layering!), a pair of earrings and a ring to one of you, my awesome lucky friends!

Here are pics of the necklaces:

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And the earrings & ring!

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I will be announcing the winner two weeks from today on August 14th, 2012!!

Remember to subscribe via email to my blog for the quickest delivery of my blog posts (to see if you won!)! Or like my page in Facebook, and follow me on Twitter and Pinterest!

I cannot complete this post without telling my husband Tom, Happy 19th Anniversary! I cannot believe it has been 19 years with such an amazing, selfless, incredible husband and father! We are going on a rare date tonight and I can’t wait!

Have an amazing day!
🙂 Kris

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…And The Winners Are…

You all make my heart smile with your comments, tweets, pins and likes!!! I am so excited to share the winners of the giveaway, but first an image of a necklace I made the other day…

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This necklace is filled with swirly sparkly love… And a quote I love that I found on pinterest is… Don’t ever let anyone take your sparkle away!!!

I used the random number generator and forgot to take a photo of the results for you, sorry!

The first winner wins the earrings!!! Wahooooo! And the winner is:

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Congratulations Pixeloo!!!

And the winner of the bracelet…

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Congratulations Michelle! Please email your addresses to me and I will get your prizes off to you! (cherishdesigns@live.com)

Thank you all for entering! I wish you all could win! I will have another giveaway in a month or two!!

And we are off to Regional Hockey Playoffs! Have a great weekend!

🙂 Kris

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It’s Time For A Giveaway!

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Finally! It’s time for a giveaway!

I am excited to giveaway some of my new jewelry in my Demdaco/Silvestri line!

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I am giving away a pair of earrings!

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And a bracelet!

There will be two winners! You can enter to win by commenting on this blog post!

You can get additional entries by liking my Facebook page, blogging, tweeting, linking & pinning this giveaway! Please be sure to comment for each additional social kindness and share your links in the comment!

The Giveaway will close at Midnight (Central) on Thursday, March 1, 2012…
The winners will be drawn Friday morning via random number generator.

Good Luck and have fun!
🙂 Kris

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And The Winner Is…

The winner of the Necklace I created for the Lorelei Eurto/Jade Scott Blog Hop giveaway is

(drumroll please)

The Random Number Generator generated Number 14…

CONGRATULATIONS!!! LORI

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Comment Number 14… And here is her sweet comment! Thanks for sharing it on Facebook!

And thank you everyone for all of your comments!!! (sorry for the delay today! 10 hours at hockey arenas so far today & poor cell service!)

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Lori wins this necklace…

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Thank you all for your amazing comments! 🙂 Kris

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Black is the New Black

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Black is the New Black, gotta love it!

I get these little tidbits of info when my photos are processing… This one surprised me!!! Really?

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Doesn’t that amaze you? Makes me even more germ-a-phobic about touching the door handle!

Here is a photo of Sawyer & Kya cuddling with Putter (our Cat). So sweet!

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Don’t forget to enter my giveaway… HERE!

And thanks so much for liking, following & subscribing through 30 days of AEDM! Thanks! 🙂 Kris

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A Challenge & A Giveaway!!

Lorelei’s Blog: Jade Scott Enameled Flower Challenge. (AND A GIVEAWAY!)

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Lorelei Eurto is a jewelry designer I have admired for quite some time. Our styles are different, she is a master at beading and I am always amazed by her sense of design and her unique ability to combine colors & textures.

Jade Scott creates amazing jewelry elements including the beautiful enameled flowers highlighted in this challenge. When I discovered that Lorelei was hosting this challenge, I was giddy with excitement.

I visited Jade’s Etsy shop to purchase a flower like Lorelei offered to participate in the challenge. My beautiful enameled flower arrived a few days later!

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I sure wish I had a bouquet of them to work with! They are so dreamy!

I have to admit, I was kind of nervous, because I didn’t want to mess it up!

I started by wrapping the gorgeous enameled flower in 16 gauge steel wire.

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I created two complementary wired flowers and designed an asymmetrical collar style necklace. I attached a gunmetal linked chain and toggle clasp.

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As I finished the necklace, I thought it would be fun to give it away! So in the spirit of Thanksgiving… All you need to do is comment on this blog post to enter. Get an additional entry by liking my Facebook page, make sure you comment separately on this post that you liked me on facebook. 🙂 (Sorry, US residents only). I will use the Random Number Generator to draw the winner. The Drawing will be held after 6pm Central on December 2nd and announced on Saturday 12/3/11.

Please visit the other blog hop participants below!
Here is a link list of the other participants, take a minute to peruse all of these talented ladies blog posts, be inspired!

2.  Serena Trent
7. Gigi
And also:

 

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I am also on Day 28 of Art Every Day of the Month (AEDM)… Click here for a full list of challengers!

 

Thanks so much for visiting… and I appreciate all of your comments… likes, follows and subscriptions! Have an amazing day! Kris 🙂

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And The Winner is…

Can you see it???

And Number 5 Commenter is….

Thank you all for your generous comments and compliments!

Amy please email me with your address and contact info.

I will send your Happy Cuff to you very soon!

Thanks! Kris

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The Queens of Silver Bella

It was a joy to meet all of you…

You are DIVINE!

You celebrate FRIENDSHIP!

You are KIND.

You celebrate ART.

You exude HAPPINESS!

You are not afraid to be YOU!

And you are WINNERS!!!!

And how cool is it that I have a picture of my blog giveaway winner, Gina in one of my crowns at Silver Bella! Congratulations Gina!

It was a joy meeting all of you and everyone else I met, but didn’t get a photo of! The crown photo’s kind of happened, I wish we would have started it at the beginning of the evening!

Hope you all celebrate each day as though you are a Queen!

Kris

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And The Winner Is……

Gina Wins The Crown!!!

 

And the winner is Gina!!! Congratulations Gina! You are the winner of my blog giveaway!

You won the Silver Bella Crown that I hand wired! I am so excited for you!  Please send me an email with your shipping address to cherishdesigns@live.com.

 

Submitted on 2010/11/15 at 1:40 pm

I met you at the Bella Market in Omaha. You have beautiful items!! And thank you for taking my picture with the beautiful crown on.

Thanks for your compliments! I am excited to send you the crown!!!
Thank you everyone for entering and blogging and sharing my info! I appreciate it!
I am excited about the Make and Take Pendant Class I am teaching tonight at Bloom! Hopefully the Minnesota Weather will be kind to us… Don’t mind a little snow, but please, please, please take the freezing rain away!
Hope you are all treated like a Queen today!
Thanks,
Kriss

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Holiday Market at the Pillar Inn

This piece is centered around the amazing floral vintage element, I added vintage lace, vintage button old beautifully worn vintage beads, wired it to secure it and added the funky chunky chain.

Tonight we are setting up for the Holiday Market at The Pillar Inn Bed & Breakfast. This is a beautiful Victorian home that is fully decorated for the holidays. It is a beautiful place to spend time. We hope you can join us Thursday, November 18th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. We have a great little market including complimentary wine and appetizers.

I am having my buy two, get one free sale… and a clearance section.

This piece is created from a stunning vintage brooch (I splurged for it). I loved the fact that it is black crystals. It might be a new fav… swaddled in wire and finished with a unique chain with toggle closure.

I will be stopping by Marishka’s Shoppe in St. Cloud to add more inventory for the St. Cloud Art Crawl happening Friday, November 19th from 5-9 pm…

This swirly inspiration is featured on a 36″ chain… I loved the unusual black drawer handle and had to find an element that would tie all of the pieces together. I wrapped the wire around the base of the flower and made a loop of wire to dangle the elements from. It is a great addition to your cozy winter wardrobe.

The Pillar Inn, decorated in full glory!

Don’t forget about my blog giveaway! Find out more HERE!

May your day be filled with sunshine!

Kris

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www.cherishdesigns.wordpress.com Blog Give Away!!!

Here are the details on the blog giveaway!!!

And here is the prize!

A hand wired crown with vintage pearls and vintage elements. This crown took hours to make… I hope you love it!

Have a fabulous Day!

Kris

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Blog Giveaway Prizes!!! Only 2 More Days!

Hello! 

Here are the choices of giveaway prizes!

There will be two winners for this giveaway! The first winner drawn will receive their choice of:

A Choice of one of the necklaces!

About the necklaces: Starting from the left, The first necklace is “I Love Rusty Junk”  This necklace is handmade by me, starting digitally, then printed, protected, glued, glittered and finished, this necklace is also featured here on my blog. The second necklace is such a great statement piece, also on the funky chunky chain, wired with turquoise crystals, this is such a beautiful statement piece also featured here on my blog. The third necklace is fairly new… it features a funky piece of hardware with wire work that includes moving crystals. The chain is a chunky chain with a toggle closure. Have fun choosing!

The second winner will win:

A choice of one of the rings!

The rings appear somewhat similar, but are quite different. Both are adjustable.  The flower on the ring on the right is handmade by one of my suppliers, I then take the flower and glue it to the base that is sterling silver overlay. The ring that is further back in the photo is from a vintage piece and it has some great patina. The ring base is copper toned metal. Have fun choosing!

Remember to please leave your comments before September 23rd and please leave a comment for every act of social media kindness you share! Thanks so much! Hope your day is outstanding! Kris

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I Am So Thankful… and blessed by all of you!

To my new friends, clients, and everyone who I met at The Handmade Market, thank you I am so thankful to have met you! To my sister, valued friend and biggest cheerleader, Thank You! To my new “sister” Tracy, my niece Bailey, Toni, Mindi and Sheila, thank you so much for your help this week!

I am humbled by the compliments, honored by your purchases and blessed to have met such amazing people. My only regret is not to have taken more photos of my new friends, wearing the jewelry I made… It is so true that my jewelry is not art until you wear it! I am so touched by happiness and joy and a feeling of accomplishment! Thank you to everyone.

And thank you all for your comments! I am so thrilled to have so many comments! You guys are amazing!

I do have some photos of the show… I wish I had more! I am going to post those today and post photos of the giveaway items tomorrow… Mainly because I didn’t unpack my jewelry yet! Ha! I slept till 7:30 yesterday AND took a nap!

Bailey and Toni Putting Bags Together

Thanks Guys!

Stacy (from Buttermilk Basin ) and her adorable daughter!

Me & Stacy

I truly wish I had taken more photos of my friends “customers” with their jewelry on! So feel free to send me photos you guys!

Thanks so much! I am so blessed by your compliments and support!

Have a fantastical day! Kris

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Cherish Designs Jewelry Blog Giveaway

I am so excited to be offering my very first blog giveaway! All you have to do is leave a comment on my blog to be entered to win…

Here is more info:

I am feeling pretty generous…. Might have to give one of my rings away too!!!

Remember, there is more than one way to get entered! Also please leave a comment for each type of entry and please remember to leave your email address so that I may contact you!

Have a fabulous day! And thanks for spreading the word!

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Blog Giveaway on The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton

I am a new blogger, so I really am not good about grabbing things from other blogs, but I am going to try… I really need a blogging for dummies book.

Here is the link…  http://andrew-thornton.blogspot.com/2010/09/thursday-giveaway.html

Remember, go to his blog to leave your comments and enter to win!

And the content:

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Thursday Giveaway…

This week, one lucky winner will claim this stash of Chinese crystal beads. These sparkling treasures come courtesy of the fine folks at Auntie’s Beads. The assortment of beads include: a long strand of copper crystal rounds, a strand of copper-colored rondelles, a strand of aqua rondelles with an AB finish, a strand of light amethyst rondelles with an AB finish, two Subtle Sapphire Diamond rectangular pendants, and two Golden Shadow faceted coin pendants. With these glittering crystal components, it’s true that a little goes a long way – BUT the great thing about these particular pieces is that they are an inexpensive alternative to other crystals on the market. Their refractive qualities are so impressive that I’ve even heard people refer to them humorously as “Chinovski Crystal Elements”. With these great prices, it’s easy to indulge your inner Diva and “bling” it out as much as you want without sacrificing your wallet. CLICK HERE to check out Auntie’s Beads full selection of Chinese crystal.

To win these Chinese crystal beads is easy! All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post WITH your favorite color of Chinese crystals from the Auntie’s Beads website. One lucky winner will be randomly selected from the comment section of this post on Monday (September 6th) at midnight EST. Anonymous comments won’t score this prize, so be sure to include your name and email address if it doesn’t already appear next to your comment. Don’t forget to include your favorite color of crystal to be eligible to win! This giveaway is open to all participants, including international readers.

Hope that works! To win, click on the link  to Andrew’s site and comment on Andrew’s blog! Have a great day!

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