4 years, 4 winners

Can you believe my blog is 4 years old?  I cringe at my early posts, but feel I have grown quite comfortable in this little space of mine.

Someone recently asked me if I had always wanted to be a nurse.  Quite frankly I had never given it any thought until I was in college looking for a career path. I had originally wanted to  be an art teacher, but saw art falling out of the school systems. I also wanted to do photography, spending many semesters hidden away in the dark room. I don’t think anyone would have thought I was to become a nurse.  My path seemed set in arts or some kind of creative pursuit.   But, pressure to get a “real” job, buy a home and start a family was coming at me in all directions.  One of my friends was going to nursing school and I thought, sure, I could do that.

Nursing school, fortunately, fit me like a glove. I went to a school that nurtured my love for teaching and caring for people, and it felt good and important.  Then I was spit out into the real world of hospital care.  I won’t say much more about that– I’d still like to keep my job. So, lets just say that this place here, Creative Kismet, is my safe haven for creativity. The very thing that oozes from body, mind and soul. My happy place.

What could be more wonderful than being in my home, surrounded by my family, making, creating and dreaming. I am so lucky and fortunate. Happy to be able to teach, give and share with you many of the things that make me so happy.  So, thank you for peeking in.  You have helped me to keep going on, especially when I struggle with my inner critic and that awful self doubt.

To celebrate my 4 Year Blogiversary, I have 4 things to give away today… 4 lucky winners…
* One person will win this book ~ Dozens of Ways to Repurpose a Pillowcase by Suzanne J.E. Tourtilott (I have 2 projects in this book)
* Two people will win a small vintage linen scraps bundle
* And one person will win  an up-cycled Doodle pad with a couple of postcards hidden inside.

All you have to do is leave a comment (one only please). Old readers, new readers,  and all you lurkers out there too. A simple hi will do 🙂 Please wait for your comment to appear. It sometimes takes up to an hour, so please wait a while before you repost.

Thank you and may the creative force be with you ALWAYS!!


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127 Responses to 4 years, 4 winners

  1. Robin says:

    I wanna win! I am also stoked about making your autumn leaves, thanks for the tutorial!

  2. Susan says:

    I always love all of your ideas and projects – what a great giveaway, thanks Regina! 🙂

  3. Regina says:

    Happy Happy Happy Anniversary!!! I am so glad to have found you – your happy space makes many many others happy as well!

  4. magpie-moon says:

    Hi there! I guess it’s a good day to pay a visit to your blog. You have lots of cool stuff! The autumn leaves are very clever. Have a great day!

  5. Liz B says:

    I take solace in my sewing too. I am going through some changes in my life and struggling to keep focused, and sitting down to my sewing machine is the most satisfying, grounding feeling. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway!

  6. Carolyn says:

    congratulations on your anniversary Regina! always a favorite place for me to visit!!! :c )

  7. egater says:

    Four years allready – wow! I have been your blog reader for some time now and wish you happy blogiversary

  8. Samantha says:

    Congratulations on 4 years! I always enjoy reading about your latest project–thanks for sharing!

  9. Happy blogiversary! Here’s to many more!

  10. Melissa says:

    Love your blog! Congrats on four years!

  11. lene says:

    Congrats! I started reading only 6 month ago, but really enjoy your creativity.

  12. Heather says:

    Congrats, Happy blogiversary and THANK YOU. You’ve been such an inspiration and I always get excited when I see a number next to my RRS feed for you! =) Thanks for sharing your beautiful imagination with us! Cheers!

  13. malinda says:

    happy anniversary! congrats – on the longevity – I’m so glad you get to enjoy your creative space.

  14. keren says:

    love your blog. so inspiring!

  15. lesthook says:

    My daughter is an LPN. She goes back in Jan’ to get her RN license. Congrats on 4 years!

  16. Erika says:

    Hi, I’d like to join, but I live in Brasil… may I?
    Hugs, Erika

  17. Tricia says:

    congrats.. and thanks. You have taught me so much, made me laugh and even let me join in my first swap 😀

  18. Nicole says:

    Congratulations! I’m so glad you’ve kept it up long enough for me to find you and find lots of inspiration!! Congrats and thank you!!

  19. Dallas says:

    Congrats on 4 years of blogging. Your crafts are always an inspiration and I look forward to many more posts.

  20. Cre says:

    I’d love to win one of these!!!

  21. PaulaK says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win – Congratulations of 4 years of inspiration!

  22. carmel says:

    hi hi!

    wow! great giveaway! thanks alot!

    and by the way- i love your blog!

  23. Jill says:

    Four years! Wow! Congratulations and thank you for your always fun to read posts! 🙂

  24. Kitter says:

    I love your style and creativity – thanks for sharing it!

  25. sterretje says:

    happy four years 🙂

  26. Katie says:

    What a generous giveaway! I always look forward to your posts–and your Birds of Change exchange was the first one I ever did. Thank you for the inspiration that you share with others!

  27. Sophie-lili says:

    Happy blogiversary! 4 years is very impressive. I usually don’t leave any comments, but I love what you do.
    As for the prize, I live in France, so I guess you shouldn’t count my participation, a prize would be too expensive to post… but you now know that people are reading you all over the world!

  28. Olivia says:

    I only wish I had found your lovely blog sooner! Congrats on your 4 years!

  29. Teresa says:

    Awesome giveaway – Congratulations on your 4 year Blogiversary!!!

  30. Marita says:

    What a fun giveaway! I am only a new reader, but I can’t wait to dig through all your old posts, since I look forward to the new ones so much. Congrats on your 4 years!

  31. Kari E says:

    Great stuff – what a fun giveaway to celebrate a blogging milestone!

  32. Cookie Queen says:

    wow, a giveaway, and such adorable things!! do you ship to germany too? i really hope so, congratulations on 4 years!!

  33. Celeste says:

    Congratulations on 4 years.
    I’m a regular reader and full time lurker. Terrible habit.
    I love the upcycled doodle pad, it looks great.

  34. Michelle Z. says:

    Congratulations on 4 years. Here’s to the next 4!

  35. Mahala Saye says:

    I admire you for sticking to it! Luv lurking around your blog. CONGRATULATIONS!

  36. Hi from a lurker! 🙂

    I love that you have this creative space. It is a great outlet for you, and inspires me!

    Happy anniversary!

  37. Sharon Stanley says:

    Many congrats! I love your blog and am forever being inspired by it…keep it up!

  38. Heidi says:

    Congratulations on FOUR years! That is fantastic!
    Thank you for holding this wonderful crafty giveaway. I have had my eye on that book since I first read about it here. I ? upcycled fabric projects! The vintage linens also look wonderful.


  39. Kristin says:

    Brand new reader here. I love your inspiring projects and I hope you have another great 4 years of blogging to come!

  40. Tina says:

    4 Years~wow!!! Congratulations and thank you so much for sharing your creativity and world with us.
    Being a nurse must be very rewarding and very very difficult. I’m so glad ou have your arsty world and famil to come home to!
    xox Tina

  41. kirsten says:

    woo hoo! four years!

    (that scrap bundle is calling to me!)

  42. Deanna says:

    Happy Anniversary!

  43. olga says:

    congrats on 4 years! Thank you for inspiration you give….

  44. dawn says:

    Happy Blogiversary! I love visiting your blog and seeing your FB posts!

  45. upstatelisa says:

    wow, four years! congratulations! I am always inspired by your art!

  46. Michelle says:

    You blink, and it happens. Kind of like the kids growing up, right? Happy 4 years, what an opportune time for me to send you a little package…

  47. raesha says:

    Congratulations!!! 4 years is awesome!

  48. Hilary says:

    Im a lurker. But I love you. Yay Happy Annie!

  49. tracey says:

    ooo- such cool stuff for the giveaway. congrats on the 4 years!

  50. Wow 4 years, how cool! I’ve been reading your blog for a couple of years now, but didn’t know you have been around so long. Way to go!

  51. Carol says:

    Regina, You are so creative, I love visiting your blog! Congratulations on the blogaverssary! What a great giveaway, I didn’t know you had done projects in a book!

  52. brenda says:

    Love your blog. Thanks for the giveaway and Happy Anniversary.

  53. vicki says:

    Hi Regina, and congrats on 4 years! I saw your eyeball t-shirts last year on Craft, and I am finally making them. This. Weekend! For the whole neighborhood. I can’t wait.

  54. Janice says:

    Congrats on you 4 years. I love reading your blog. I learn lots of stuff visiting you.

  55. Erin says:

    Oh, how I wish I knew your blog 4 years ago! 🙂 (I already have the 12 Ways to Re-purpose a Pillowcase!) Happy Blog-Aversary!!!

  56. Michelle says:

    Happy Blogiversary, Regina! Love popping by to see what creative goodness you’ve been up to. Here’s to many more years of creativity!

  57. Wow, I’d love to be entered into your drawing! Great prizes celebrating a great anniversary!

  58. Mama King says:

    Found you via Roots and Wings. Happy Anniversary. I am going to go and dig around your old posts!

  59. rani says:

    Namaste! Just found you through the fishbowl!!! Congrats!

  60. Amie says:

    I just discovered you today! What a charming little space you have. I’ll be checking back soon! 🙂

  61. jenny says:

    I’ve been doing some pillow case repurposing lately and would love to see some of those projects and/or get my hands on those vintage scraps! (I already have one of your fabulous doodle books, but it’s over half filled so that would be lovely too!) xo

  62. Amy says:

    Hi there! Can’t win if ya don’t post… so here it is! 😀 Thanks for the chance.

  63. heidi says:

    I’ve been dying to read that book. Congrats on 4 years!

  64. Adriana says:

    Hi! I’m new to the site but I love it. Its my latest internet addiction.

  65. Miri says:

    I just found out about your site a while ago.

    Thanks for sharing the beautiful ideas and happy anniversary!

  66. Janie says:

    OMG, I love those scraps! Oh, the projects I can start with those!

  67. Nicki says:

    Hi Regina,
    wow! Your four years make my ‘nearly a year’ seem very young in blogworld!

    I’m a nurse (midwife now) and I wanted to go to art school….didn’t for lots of reasons….so I too have another, creative side.

    And don’t get me started about work!

    Nicki x

  68. anna says:

    hi 🙂
    and congrats!

  69. Heidi says:

    Yes, a lurker here! Hahaha.

    Congratulations on your four year blog anniversery

    XO Heidi

  70. Gail says:

    Congratulations on 4 years of sharing the beautiful things you create with the world!

  71. Anonymous says:

    Congratulations! That’s awesome to be going on 4 yrs.

  72. Shalae says:

    Opps forgot to put my info in. LOL. Congratulations again! 🙂

  73. Julie Bouess says:

    I like the idea of giving away as many things as how old your blog turns! Will try to remember! 🙂 Please enter me into your drawing! Here’s to many more successful years to come! Cheers, Julie

  74. angela says:

    Congratulations on 4 years!

  75. Brandy says:

    Wow, 4 yrs… Congrats!!

  76. Ika says:

    I’m in! Or, “hi!”, in other words. 🙂

  77. Not interested in the giveaway but I wanted to congratulate you on your blogoversary! I just celebrated my third year in August.

    I came by your blog by way of Carolyn Gallo. I’m off to browse around!

  78. RonniH says:

    Howdy! I’m new to your blog, but I love what I’ve seen so far. 😀

  79. Jennifer D says:

    I love the vintage fabric. Reminds me of my grandma.

  80. alisa says:

    4 years of sharing and incredible creativity. Congratulations! Thank you for all the inspiration.

  81. Pat Griffith says:

    4 years is quite a feat. congrats

  82. Your incite is a blessing. Pick me, i love the fabric and note book.

  83. sfer says:

    Four years is A LOT out here in blogland, so congratulations for holding on out there… And also thank you for sharing your work, ideas, and creativity 🙂

  84. Anne says:

    Congratulations on your anniversary! I’ve been enjoying your blog for a couple of months. Thanks for the chance to win — pick me, please! 😀

  85. KateinNJ says:

    Happy Blogoversary! Coming out of lurkdom to say great blog!

  86. JiaJia says:

    Wow, 4 years! Congratulations! Keep it up, I love reading your blog.

  87. Sherry M says:

    Way to go – four years. Great blog!

  88. Meg says:

    Congrats on 4 years! That’s awesome!

  89. Heather says:

    I am just happy I stumbled upon your blog, but hey, winning something AND getting to enjoy your blog is twice as nice!

  90. Amanda Pedro says:

    Best to you on your 4 years and blessings to you on your 5th!
    I enjoy your blog and get inspiration from it.
    Thanks for sharing.

  91. SusanMC says:

    Congratulations on four years!! I wish I had 10% of your creativity and talent. Quit doubting yourself and go make something beautiful!! 🙂

  92. Jessica says:

    I love your vintage sheets! I have the daisy pattern in pink and in blue. 🙂

  93. Michelle says:

    Happy Anneversary! Love the leaves! Can’t wait to try them.

  94. Nicky says:

    Congratulations! Four years! and hope that many more!

  95. sofia from athens , greece says:

    hello , i check very often your blog, i find it very inspiring
    i wish that i could meet u in person , u and your family if you ever visit greece
    i wish the verybest and many creations to come from u to all of us

  96. bree says:

    Congrats to you on 4 yrs, a very inspiring blog to a mamma new to craft and blogging. I look forward to following you and learning more! Thanks

  97. I love you blog! Congrats on 4 years!


  98. Elizabeth says:

    Happy Anniversary! As a nursing student, crafting is totally my stress outlet. Would love some new goodies to help with thats. Thanks 🙂

  99. Abrah says:

    Yes, I am a lurker — and Congratulations!

  100. DeeAnn says:

    Happy Blog Anniversary! I am so glad you started your blog. It brings me inspiration every day. Your earlier posts are what got me hooked. 🙂 Wishing you another 4 years of great writing.

  101. Amber says:

    my kids and i made your autumn leaves and now they are decorating several places in my house : ) we had alot of fun making them! thanks for keeping my creative torch lit, ive made several of your ideas and they always turn out so cute! happy anniversary, may you have many more years of blogging happiness to the world!

  102. Elizabeth says:

    Congratulations! Thank you for sharing your creativity and inspiring my own 🙂

  103. ¡Saludos desde Mexico!
    Happy anniversary and thanks for the giveaway (hope I win one).

  104. Grace Wong says:

    I would love to win some fabric scraps!

  105. Kathy says:

    oooo . . . scrap bundles . . . everybody loves scrap bundles!!! Congrats, I enjoy visiting your blog.

  106. Mel says:

    Hi and congratulations!

  107. Stacy says:

    Four years?! Wow … congrats. And thank you for the giveaway, I enjoy your blog very much.

  108. Kristi says:

    Very cool giveaway. Congratulations on 4 years!!

  109. Evil Cupcake says:

    The pillowcase book looks absolutely adorable! Love your site, btw! >.<

  110. Jane Weston says:

    Lovely things for a giveaway! Congrats on 4 years. I love seeing what your are up to…very inspirational.

  111. nora says:

    Congratulations !!! One of the websites that brightens my mornings… And as far as I remember this site was the first one that I started to follow, more than a year ago ^^



  112. I feel like we could be sisters! I too work at a hospital and without a creative outlet, I would go crazy. Congrats on 4 years!!! Here’s to four more! Kim

  113. linda says:

    Totally congrats on 4 years! Definitely an accomplishment…and thank you for this giveaway celebration 😛

  114. Lisa T says:

    Wow, what a generous giveaway! Please enter me.

  115. Jen says:

    HI! Thanks for sharing so much of your life with us!

  116. Leah says:

    Hi, Im de-lurking, a regular visiter, I have the book and I love it, one of my fav’s.
    Love your blog too. Cheers

  117. Sally says:

    I am usually a lurker but wanted to say congrats to 4 years and enjoy your blog. Here is to another 4 years!

  118. Leticia says:

    Wow 4 years! Here’s to 4 more! =)

  119. Lisa L. says:

    Congrats – I love your blog and thanks for sharing your creativity – I think you are awesome!

  120. wendy says:

    congrats on 4 years 🙂

  121. Emily says:

    I love your creativity, and thanks for sharing all the good ideas!

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