May 19, 2007

{ Serendipity Smiles! } aka "Blog Candy"

You may call it blog candy, shuggy snacks, oodagoodies or tawdry treats, but I'm calling my blog giveaway . . . { Serendipity Smiles! }

To celebrate my blog exceeding 10,000 hits, and to thank you all for your friendship and encouragement... I would like to give away a PrintWorks Clearly Defined acrylic stamp set (photo below), along with this inspirational card that I made today.

You can enter your name in the drawing for this set, by leaving a comment with one of your favorite motivational or inspirational quotes. Hopefully, it will be uplifting to all of us that read them. I'll draw the winner next Saturday, May 26th, so please stay tuned! Happy Stamping & Smiles 2 U All! :) Pam

{ Serendipity Smiles! } Q005 Scripture Clearly Defined Clear Art Stamps by PrintWorks.

OMG! I am enjoying the awesome quotes you've all been leaving in the comments. What a blessing! Please keep them coming and have a WONDERFUL day! ~ Pam :)

Today I put up a new smiley face poster at work. The saying underneath says, "See the good in everything!" :) There are days we need to be reminded of this!


Pam Speidel said...

Here are a few of *my* favorite quotes...

If you have made another person on this earth smile, your life has been worthwhile. ~ Mary Macaluso

Happiness is... taking in all the wonders of life --
its joys, its sorrows, its sunshine, its smiles --
learning from the experiences each one brings you, and then, from a caring heart, giving them all away again. ~ Author Unknown

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain!~ Dolly Parton

Too much of a good thing is wonderful!~ Mae West

Stampin_Melissa said...

Congrats on the hits! What a lovely card! It is just such a sunny fun card! Thanks for the Serendipity Smiles!

My fall back for encouragement is my favorite Scripture passage, Jer 29:11, "I have a plan for you, says the Lord, for good and not evil" (slightly paraphrased.) It can really help put a perspective on things. :D

doverdi said...

Congrats on all the hits! Love the card. Thanks for the chance to win a great Serendipity Smile.

I have a quote that I like by Helen Keller.

We can do anything we want to do if we stick to it long enough.

Here's a proverb that I like about friendship.
The time to make friends is before you need them.

Anonymous said...

This is my all time favorite quote...

"Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile."

Words from a brilliant man, Albert Einstein.

Anonymous said...

"The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost."
~Chesterton, G.K.
I found this great website I browse when I'm looking for something in particular-
I have found some great ones there!

Anonymous said...

"If you want to be a lion, don't run from the hyennas" by Rianne Wright. To challenge ourselves and become greater, we have to stop doing the easy thing. We can't shy away from hard work, the unknown, or fear. We need to stretch ourselves to places we didn't realize we could go. Get our of our comfort zone. Rianne is my daughter and she came up with this quote when she was about 12 years old.

Cheryl KVD said...

"All that is gold does not glitter,
not all those who wander are lost.
The old that is strong does not wither,
deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
a light from the shadows shall spring.
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
the crownless again shall be kind."

-J.R.R. Tolkien

Enjoy!! Cheryl KVD

lilstamper said...

I love your blog - what a wonderful card and set of stamps! One of my favorite motivational quotes is from Mickey Rooney - "On the way to success, you pass failure". It reminds me that in order to grow and succeed, we have to face the setbacks life gives us.
Thanks for the blog candy opportunity! *HUGS* Alex

Unknown said...

I love the Penny Black stamp that says:-

Dance, like no one's watching you
Sing, like no one can hear you
Love, like you've never been hurt before
Live, like its Heaven here on earth

I think that is just beautiful, thanks for a wonderful giveaway, the set is beautiful

Michele Kovack said...

oooooohhhh pick me , pick me!!!! Ilove your cards and visit you every day!

Dina Kowal Creative said...

"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." --Jim Elliot

.......don't enter me in the drawing because I have these stamps already...but wanted to say congrats on your hit milestone, thank you for visiting my blog, and let you know I'm subscribing to yours via bloglines. :) I'll be back!

dini from TSS/SCS

Linda SS said...

God doesn't look at how much we do, but with how much love we do it...Mother Teresa. This little woman was probably the most inspirational person in our generation. She possessed so much love and wisdom.

I enjoy your blog and all the cute cards you create:)

A Webb Of Creations said...

If a chunk of coal is pressed long enough, it will turn into a dazzling diamond.

Anonymous said...

Right now this is one of my favorites.....
The little girl expects no declaration of tenderness from her doll. She loves it, and that's all. It is thus that we should love. - Degourmont
Congratulations on the success of your blog!

Jan Scholl said...

my favorite motivational quote ever--

"The miracle isnt that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start." john bingham

Anonymous said...

Two of my favorites quotes are by Maya Angelou

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.

Scott Franson Photography said...

Red Skelton: “Any kid will run any errand for you, if you ask at bedtime.”

Claudia F.

Lilian said...

"Lord, grant me the serenity to accept the things i cannot change, the courage to change the things i can, and wisdom to know the difference."

Mandey Koehler said...

"When you're looking for love, you never have to seek any farther than the heart of a friend."

I don't know who said this, but when I stopped looking for love, I found my husband. We have known each other for 11 almost 12 years, and dating for nearly a year. Broke up and 3 years ago found each other again, we have been happily married for nearly a year now!!!

Jami Speidel said...

Who ever wins this will be blessed indeed!
p.s. i forgot to take a pic of your bracelet

Deanne Clarke said...

I found this quote today and thought it was great:
Always demanding the best of oneself, living with honor, devoting one's talents and gifts to the benefits of others - these are the measures of success that endure when material things have passed away.
- Gerald R. Ford

dawnmercedes said...

This week's favorite:

"Those who stand firm, steadfast and immovable are given great inner hidden powers and unseen strengths." --James E. Faust

Swamp Tulip said...

"Reach high for the stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep for every dream preceeds the goal".

Alhambra Club said...

"It is not how many breadths you take in life but the life in the breadths you take".

Your blog is wonderful, am a daily visitor. thanks for sahring your talent.

Unknown said...

A Big CONGRATS on all your hits, girlfriend! :-)

I'm not sure if this is inspirational or not, but it's one of my favorites, and has to do with learning to forgive yourself.

"My mistakes have been my greatest heartache. But I wouldn't be who I am without them."

I don't know who said that, or I would give them credit.

Anonymous said...

I think my favorite verse is: Matthew 6:34 "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."
Great idea for candy!

Gina Wrona said...

God determines who walks into your life... it's up to you to decide
who you let walk away, who you let stay, and who you refuse to
let go."

1. There are at least two people in this world that you would die for.
2. At least 15 people in this world love you in some way.
` 3. The only reason anyone would ever hate you is because they want to be just like you.
4. A smile from you can bring happiness to anyone, even if they don't like you.
5. Every night, SOMEONE thinks about you before they go to sleep.
7. You are special and unique.
8. Someone that you don't even know exists loves you.
9. When you make the biggest mistake ever, something good comes from it.
10. When you think the world has turned its back on you take another look.
11. Always remember the compliments you received. Forget about the rude remarks.

Tami Bayer said...

Congrats Pam! I love your beautiful blog. This is a quote that seems to bring a little ray of hope to me in dark times, fortunately there aren't many of those:
"When nothing is sure, everything is possible." ~Margaret Drabble.

Unknown said...

Everyone is special and unique in their own way!.

BarbK said...

The one inspiration quote I find myself using often is, "He never gives us more than we can bare." I find that is so true.
Great {Serendipity Smiles!}, Pam.

Anonymous said...

"This too shall pass!" My grandmother told me this during a rough time in my life, and it has come in handy to drudge on a few times since.

Love your blog!

Melissa said...

Here's mine!

Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.

John Wooden

Anonymous said...

Didn't read any of the previous quotes yet so I'm hoping this one hasn't already been suggested. It's certainly one of my favorites! is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the number of moments that take our breath away....

Sharon in NE said...

One of MANY in my stash of favorites:

If you are in the hands of Him who is omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent,
there are no legitimate reasons to worry. -Max Lucado

Tami Grandi said...

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.. My other is "trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding."- Proverbs 3:5

Thanks for sharing- love the stamp set and card!