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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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