*This contest is now closed! Result will we posted tomorrow!
My first Blog Candy giveaway is in honor of my mother, Julie Higginbotham. She was a wonderful mother. And, as I became an adult and parent myself, my best friend. My mom loved supported me unconditionally, but was also there to give me a kick in the behind when I needed it. :) She was diagnosed with diabetes when she was 35, and fought it with everything she had until she passed away in September 2007, at 48. It was a bittersweet year for me, as I married Travis July 6, 2007 and her birthday is July 7th.
During the year leading up to my wedding, my mom suffered complete kidney failure, and was on dialysis. She spent most of the year in and out of the hospital, but was DETERMINED to walk down the aisle at my wedding. She did, and she looked stunning. But that was my mom. Nothing could stop her once she put her mind to something. When I started scrapbooking and paper crafting about 5 years ago, she was right there with me. She would go out and buy stuff all the time. It wasn't until after she passed away that I found out how much...lol
Which brings me to the Candy. This is a collection of a little bit of the stuff my mom left. She was a VERY generous person, and would give you the shirt off her back if you needed it. Most of this stuff she bought in triplicate, so I still have a lot for myself. She would love that I am giving it to a fellow papercrafter that would put it to good use. I tried to group it so that it coordinated a little, and I added a few things! To enter the drawing, all you have to do is comment on this post, or follow my blog. The contest will close on July 7th, at 8:00 p.m. Central. I'm so very sorry, but I can't ship overseas.
My beautiful Mom. She would be the 50 this year! :)
Good Luck! :)
* I have been thinking a lot about the fun and special times I had with my mom. If you would like, leave a comment about a special memory you have of your mother, or of your children (if you have them!) Thanks!