Monday, October 11, 2010

Blog Birthday Winners!

I want to Thank everyone for all the congrats and happy wishes for the JoC Blog's first year birthday. I'm so thankful that there are so many nice crafty people out there. Well, what better way to start the week then with some thank you prizes! Three lucky names were drawn and they are...

But wait! Since I said this was a virtual party, I NEED ALL 12 of you who left a comment on the Oct. 2 post to send me your mailing address to so I can send you a party favor! That's right everybody gets a little of something! Now, back to picking the names...

As you know, I asked Fridge to help me pick the winners. I wrote all 12 names on slips of paper and threw them in a bowl. Fridge eagerly dived in...literally!

He got pretty close to pulling a name.

Then he realized, he needed some help.

And, speaking of Help, I've worked a long time at Ben Franklin Crafts and most of my years, I have been a department of one. My favorite office joke is that if you past by my office and hear me talking to myself, it means I was having a department meeting with me, myself and I. Don't get me wrong, I get a lot of help from lots of people (Thank You!), I just was "officially" by myself. So, I'm so Happy to be a part of a real team now. And, they are the ones who helped Fridge pick the winning names. Okay, you've waited long enough...

Meet J, a great graphics designer and photographer for our company who also does so much more! He pulled out Doreen T as the winner! Congrats, Doreen!

Next, meet Kelly, she's our Advertising Manager and she is also super crafty. She's designed a few of our leis in our lei books! She pulled out Kris as a winner! Congrats, Kris!

Our next helper is the talented Darling. You know her from her cute punch art on the JoC! She's also a very talented graphics designer and photographer. Her winning name is MC (Cindee)! Congrats, Cindee!

I am looking forward to another FUN year in blogland! Thank You for stopping by today. Fridge, J, Kelly, Darling and I all hope you have a Super Week! Until next time, Happy Crafting!


  1. Joy you are so generous! Have a wonderful week. Big hugs :)

  2. Hey! I think this is fixed! hahahaha! Kidding! Congrats to all the winners!!! Looking forward to reading your blog, especially when I am back on the mainland, I'll miss watching your shows...boohoo! So keeping up w/your blog will be a great way to keeping up with you and crafting! Aloha!

  3. oh, Miss Islander Girl, I will be missing you, too. But, I know you'll be tweeting!

    But since you stay up so late all the time, you can the show streaming live (add the time difference) on That's what all the West Coast crafters do!

    Maybe you should come on the show before you really leave Hawaii?!

  4. congrats to all the winners :) and fridge is too cute!

  5. Wow!! Thanks for choosing my name!! super excited!!

    Fridge is so CUTE! such a big task for a lil' guy, glad he had helpers!

    Thanks again Joy and another CONGRATS on JOC's One Year Anniversary!!

  6. Ha ha ha ha ha! Love Fridge's attempt at pulling names. Hope you have many more years of blogging fun!

  7. Aloha Joy; Oh my Fridge is a cutie! Congrats to all three winners, how lucky.

  8. Thanks Fridge and Darling for picking my name! WOW! What a pleasant surprise! Thank you, Joy, for celebrating your anniversary with us!

  9. Congrats to the 3 BIG winners and to all the VIRTUAL players too! Thanks Joy for your wonderful and inspirationaly blog. It's great to see you through 1 year and looking forward to many, many more years of creativity! :)

  10. Now I know who Fridge is, he's too sweet. Leave it to you to come up with another cute idea. Thanks for letting me play!

  11. Awww Fridge is just to cute. Congrats to the winners. Thanks again Joy for being an inspiration to us and happy anniversary.

  12. Congratulations to all the winners! I love how you showed the staff! TFS and happy anniversary!


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