Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Random winners and featured artists for February

A huge thank you to everyone who shared their beautiful creations in the February link-up. The month of February was an extremely busy and productive month for me. I have managed to get my house in order by de-cluttering and tidying, my house was in a huge mess. I intend maintaining a strict routine to keep everything running smoothly at home and I have also stopped shopping for unnecessary things as I really don't need to add more items to my house. To get me on this new path I read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up : The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo. I can honestly say that this simple book has helped me change my life,  I am not naturally a neat person and this book has helped me put in place processes that will make my life easier and help me with my goal to keep everything neat and tidy. Another thing I want to share is since I finished working at my full-time job in December 2014 I have changed for the better when it's come to my spending habits. I used to be a shopaholic and I think it was because I took money for granted, having limited funds has made me curb my spending drastically and I am extremely grateful for this as I now understand the value of money and I only purchase what I truly need. I was extremely regretful for all the money I had wasted in the past but I am finally able to go forward and make a new start when it comes to spending and this is a huge thing for me, I'm so much happier with a simpler and more mindful life. I hope you'll don't mind me sharing all this, I feel it's appropriate as this is a blog to promote tenacity and positivity.  If any of you would like to share something you are proud off, something that has changed you're life don't be afraid to leave a comment on this post. It doesn't have to be anything great, just something that has helped you live a more fulfilled life and could perhaps help others, sharing is caring.

And now back to all the beautiful work being shared at JKOC. It's always great to see the loyal participants of JKOC continue to share their work and it's fantastic to see new people submit their work as well. Everyone's entries are truly amazing and there was such a variety of entries in the February link-up. I sincerely apologize again about not being able to comment on all the submissions, I hope to comment on each submission from now on, although I haven't commented on all submissions please be assured that every submission is very much appreciated. Thanks so much for letting me share my thoughts in this post and I look forward to seeing everyone's work in the March link-up.

RANDOM PRIZE WINNER'S FOR FEBRUARY


 The random winner for the February link-up as chosen by Random.org  is


Hazel.76

who has won a $10 gift certificate from Digital delights by Louby loo


Congratulations Hazel, I hope you enjoy using your $10 gift certificate. I look forward to hearing from you to claim you're prize.

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Congratulations to all the featured artists, everyone's work was absolutely amazing.
Make sure to proudly display your featured artists badges on your blogs


20 comments:

  1. I think that is fantastic!! Always great to make a change for the better. I could use that spending curb when it comes to craft supplies.. paper mostly o.O Something I should definitely work on... and I plan to! Thanks for the inspiration :D I can do this! Have a wonderful day!! And congrats to all of the winners!!

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    1. It's so easy to buy lots of craft products. The best of luck with reducing (not stopping) your craft expenditure. Thanks so much for sharing and it's always a pleasure seeing you're lovely creations.

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  2. Hello Susan! so happy for you! it is great to get to know you! I don't have much to share except that having my blog made me be more organized and focused. I have become more productive! Thank you for a great challenge! looking forward for the next one!
    xoxo Olga

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    1. Starting you're blog is huge, good luck with it all. I have to become more consistent with my personal blog, an action point for this month, thanks so much for the inspiration.

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  3. Hi Suz =- nice reading today - thanks for sharing and congrats to all of the winners - thanks for the challenge you offer - 'also, I find de-cluttering an ongoing task - we de-cluttered 3 times when we moved and we are finding we still need to de-clutter - seems like a never ending story- blessings'

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    1. Have a read of Marie Kondo's book. I found it really helped. You'll get there ☺☺

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  4. Wow amazing to be a winner,so many entries...Thank you Susan XX

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  5. You're work is beautiful, such unique creations.

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  6. Thanks so much for the Featured Artist spot!

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  7. Thank you so much for choosing me for one of the Featured Artist.
    And also thank you for sharing your story with us.
    Have a nice day.
    Valerija xx

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  8. Good for you for cutting back on spending and shopping. I had to do the same when Brian and I both lost our jobs in 2012 (the company where we worked closed). Brian found a new job in 2013 but I am unable to work due to health reasons so my funds are very limited. For craft supplies, I rely on gifts - I always request cash or gift certificates for birthdays and other holidays as that's my only hobby and I don't need a lot of clothes since I don't work. All my clothes (except underwear and shoes) come from the second-hand store - you can get some great stuff there! We gave up subscriptions and don't even have cable TV so there are lots of ways to cut back. Reorganizing and decluttering are an ongoing task - did a major one when we moved 2 years ago but it's time to tackle it again. The book you mentioned sounds like a good one - I'll see if the library has it!

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  9. Forgot to say... congrats to Hazel on the win and to all of the Featured Artists! Gorgeous work, ladies!

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  10. Thanks so much for choosing my card as one of your featured and congrats to all the winners. XOX Lucy

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  11. Thank you so much for the honor of my card. Congratulations to all!!!

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  12. Thank you for featuring my creation, and congrats to all winners.

    Hugs,
    Merlina

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  13. Thank you so much for shopsen My card :) Im honored ;)))) and a big congrats to all other winners πŸ’•πŸ’•Cicci

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  14. I have reduced what I but too. I just moved and it was oh so painfully obvious that I had way too much stuff. I go to the library instead of buying books or mags, hooked up the VCR and am watching all the old videos--no need to buy DVDs--LOL I also delete without reading emails from stamp companies--I know they will be having a sale that I might not be able to resist. Hope your de-clutter journey continues to bring you joy. Smiles

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  15. Hi Susan. I was wondering if everything is OK with you? I have been worried since there has been no activity on your blog since March. I hope all is well and that you are just taking a break for yourself. Hugs. Gloria

    http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com

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  16. Hi Susan. I was wondering if everything is OK with you? I have been worried since there has been no activity on your blog since March. I hope all is well and that you are just taking a break for yourself. Hugs. Gloria

    http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com

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