Roses Of Inspiration Linkup #2

Good morning, friends, and happy Tuesday!
I am astounded at the wonderful response we had last week
for the first Roses of Inspiration linkup party - there was a total of 117 links shared.
You are the ones that make this party possible 
so a big thanks to each and every one of you that linked up and shared some inspiration;
I am truly grateful and blessed!
I had a wonderful time visiting all of you and was in awe of the beautiful posts shared.
In just a moment I will announce a few featured blogs from last Tuesday.
Before I get to that I wanted to announce that I have a winner for the giveaway I decided to have.
Remember I told you that there will be random giveaways during Roses of Inspiration
for those that link up and you never now when I will give one. . .
Well, I thought my first linkup party had to have a giveaway :)
By using the number generator, I added up all of the posts shared last week
{the more you linkup the better chance at winning}
and the number picked was 29 which is. . .
Dianna has received the lovely handmade items pictured below. . . 
a lace magnet, two yo-yo bookmarks, and three shabby gift tags.

Roses of Inspiration Features. . .
{You made it very hard to choose because all of your posts were fabulous!}
If you were featured than please feel free to take the "I was featured" button.
Simply copy the HTML code and paste it onto your blog.

The Enchanting Rose

The most visited post was I'm Starting Over at

shared a charming post about the history of aprons.

shared a great tutorial on how to make these beautiful
winter snowy flameless tea light candle holders.

shared a thought-provoking post about living in a bubble.
I would definitely encourage you to read this post if you haven't already.

shared a beautiful decoupage candle tutorial made with napkins.

shared this decedent whipped berry brownie recipe.

tells us how to make our own all natural "Almond Joy" body scrub.

 shared a beautiful tea cup on her blog which has a funny story behind it. . .
Melanie and I just met a couple of weeks ago so we don't know each other really well yet.
When I saw the tea cup she had just purchased from Ebay my mouth fell open.
You see, I had been eyeing this very same tea cup for a few days 
and even had it sitting in my cart as I thought about getting it.
Well, I went to Ebay one day and guess what - the tea cup was gone.
Lo' and behold, Melanie {whom I just met} was the one to purchase it
and I found all this out through the first Roses of Inspiration linkup party.
What a small world! :)
I am so glad it went to Melanie and I know she will enjoy it for many years.

Lets get this party started!
Here are the basics. . .

{ 1 }
You can link up anything that your heart desires. . .
crafting - recipes - encouragement
Scripture - devotionals - photography
healthy living - gardening - home living
sewing - crochet/knitting - fashion
beauty - tea time - home decor - etc

{ 2 }
You can linkup as many posts as you want
and they can be posts you have written today, last week, last month, or last year.
*** Please do not linkup posts you have already shared at Roses of Inspiration ***

{ 3 }
There will be fun giveaways throughout the year.
I will simply add up the amount of people who participated in one of the link-ups,
write the numbers down on paper and draw the number of the winner.
So if you link-up more than one post you will have a greater chance of winning.
These giveaways will be random

so you never know which link-up I will choose for a giveaway.

* * * * *

The party is called Roses of Inspiration because the things you share on your blog
are inspiring to others and this is the perfect place to share them.
Your blog will get more exposure and you'll make some sweet friends through the process.
Plus, you will have the opportunity of being featured on my blog.

Below is a button available for your sidebar to let others know about
Roses of Inspiration.
You do not have to link your post back to this blog,
but if you do than thank you - it is appreciated.

The Enchanting Rose

If you are new to linkup parties than please click here
to see how to share your blog post.

Have fun, my friends!
I am very excited to see what you share 
and will be around to visit each one of your blogs.
And speaking of visiting,
please take a few moments to visit at least two of the posts shared-
everyone loves visits and comments.
Have a lovely day!



Gail @Purple Hues and Me said...

Thanks, Jani, for featuring my snowy tealight holders! What an honor!

mamasmercantile said...

Congratulations on such a successful link up party.

Sylvia said...

Thanks Stephanie for hosting and giving us the opportunity to meet and make new friends.

JES said...

Thank you for featuring our Almond Joy Body Scrub! :) I really enjoyed visiting some of your readers last week Stephanie. They are a lovely group of women! Glad to see your link up is a success and wanted to let you know I added your button to my side-bar :) Looking forward to more visiting during my "tea time" on this rainy day!

Sara - Villa Emilia (My Woodland Garden) said...

Hello Stephanie!
Last week I found so many beautiful and interesting blogs
that I'm really looking forward to seeing the posts of this week!
Thank you and have a lovely week!

Linda said...

Congrats to Dianna!! So many lovely blogs and things to look at...so much talent etc. Blessings

Esther Asbury said...

I enjoyed the link up as well! Thanks for featuring my brownies -- looking forward to browsing the links again this week!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi Stephanie, thanks for hosting this fun party and congrats on you success of it. Congrats to the winner of your giveaway and what lovely features. Have a wonderful Tuesday.

Bethany Carson said...

Congratulations to Dianna! The giveaway prizes are beautiful. Thank you again for hosting this lovely link-up, Stephanie!

Conniecrafter said...

This is so fun Stephanie, it has been so fun checking out others blogs, so many talented women out there. Such a beautiful assortment of goodies you gave away:)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Good morning sweet lady! I'm happy to be joining the party again this week and visiting some of these amazing blogs. Congrats to Dianna, too! Thanks for the party, Diane

Unknown said...

Hello from Spain: congratulations on the success. There are fabulous blogs. Great creations. Keep in touch

Debbie Harris said...

Congratulations to Diana! You have blessed her with many beautiful treasures.
You featured some lovey ladies and their blogs, there a just a few that I must visit. I am looking forward to visiting your ladies from this party as well. Such a delight!
You have some dear friends joining in on your party, congratulations with such a great start.

Have a wonderful day!

Unknown said...

Wonderful link-up Stephanie. So happy it went so well for you! I read some inspiring posts on the link-up. Congratulations to Dianna!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What a wonderful beginning for your first party, Stephanie. Yea for Diana in being the winner!! The features are all lovely and I thank you for being our hostess. Love and hugs sent your way, sweet friend!

Marci Smith said...

I am totally humbled right now! Thank you so much for highlighting my post. My heart is melting with joy! :) Thank you so much for this link up. What a wonderful group of ladies!! <3

Tuula @ Thrifty Rebel Vintage said...

Thanks so much for hosting the party Stephanie. I'm looking forward to checking out all the great inspiration. Have a wonderful week!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Thanks so much Stephanie. I think my post is fitting this week, so I'm linking up my vintage tablescape. :)

Denise said...

Thank You Stephanie-off to read Your post-Have a wonderful day- Love in Christ -Denise

Sarah said...

Thank you for sharing my post "The History of Aprons"! : )

May you have a blessed day Stephanie!


Loretta said...

What a beautiful give a way gift, Stephanie! Congrats to Dianna! I love the story of the tea cup. That's quite neat! I didn't get around to reading all the blog posts, but I sure enjoyed the ones I did read, and I loved the kind comments left on my blog. I also met another doll collecting friend. Thank you for this chance to participate.

Sandra said...

What a lovely gift for the giveaway. Thanks for hosting again this week...a truly wonderful idea!

Melanie said...

What a lovely give-away! I'm so glad that Dianna received it. Thank you for featuring me on the party. It was so funny about the tea cup. I feel a bit guilty taking it away from you but at least I can share it with you here! Thank you for hosting this, Stephanie!

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Thank you Stephanie for your Roses of Inspiration, no. 2. A pleasure to join in today.

Miss Val's Creations said...

What a fun link up party. Everything is beautiful. I love the story about that tea cup and saucer. It is a beauty. I have always dreamed of living in a sweet little cottage surrounded by flowers!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Love your party and getting to know all new bloggers. Fun!!

Sola Scriptura said...

Congratulations to Dianna. What a lovely bundle of prizes she won!!! You are so thoughtful and generous, Stephanie. Hugs to you.

Debbie said...

so many creative and very talented people. I have something planned for tomorrow but I can't compete with the talent here. I'm getting lots of wonderful ideas!!!

the prizes are really amazing, congrats to dianna, she must be thrilled!!!!!

Christine said...

Thanks again dear Stephanie for hosting! I truly enjoyed last week.

Dianna said...

Dear Stephanie,

I know I thanked you in an e-mail today, but I wanted to come here this evening to thank you for the sweet things I will be receiving as the winner of this giveaway you are hosting. I was so surprised when I read the contents of your e-mail this morning. To me, there is nothing more precious than handmade gifts and yours are beautiful! I love magnets...and I love to read so you know those adorable bookmarks will be put to good use! :)

Thank you for hosting this party. I am looking forward to participating in many more.

Debby Ray said...

Hi Stephanie! Oh my gosh...I just now was able to finally make it on here today and see that you have featured my post from last week! I am truly surprised yet blessed that it was the most viewed! Your link party is certainly off to a fabulous start...congratulations! And congratulations to the winner of the give-away...these items are just beautiful. And what an awesome story about the tea cup...how the Lord works! I'm off now to check out some of these link-ups! Blessings to you!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Stephanie, Congrats to sweet Diana on her win. She won a special trio of treasures from you. Lovely link up party once again and congrats on the huge success. Lovely features and amazing link ups.
Blessings to you with big hugs!

Unknown said...

Hi Stephanie! Congratulations on your very successful Link party! This is wonderful! :)

Ana said...

Hi Stephanie,
Thank you for stopping by for a visit and for yor sweet comment. Your link party sounds like lots of fun. I was thinking of writing a post in the next couple of days but I think I'll hurry and post it today so I can join :-) it was very nice to meet you. Hope you stop by again soon.

Hugs and Blessings.

doodles n daydreams said...

Hi Stephanie, thanks for your comment on my post, I am never sure whether mine are the sort of posts people want on a blog party as I am not a crafter. I suppose they fall into the lifestyle category :)
Congrats to Dianna on winning the giveaway, everything is so pretty.


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Just wanted to pop in to say hello sweet friend! Anita

Debbie said...

well, here I am, among all these talented, creative people!!! there are so many blogs I need to visit!! many thanks to the hostess with the mostest!!!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Stephanie, I just found out about your lovely party. This is so nice of you. I thought I would just sign up now as I'm usually a day late to most parties anyway. Fashionable, you know..Thanks for hosting..Judy

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo Stephanie,
A great creative blog hop last week wasn't there?
I forgot till your comment reminded me so thanks so much for popping over :D
Lord bless your days...
Thanks so much for sharing!
Shaz in Oz.x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards blog}

Poppy said...

Congrats on the lovely party, Stephanie! I hope to get here earlier, next week. When does the link go up?

Wishing you a very pleasant rest of the week!


SarahGeorge said...

What a wonderful idea you've created Stephanie. Makes me to create the best for this link up next time:) Thank you so much dear friend. Lots of lovely posts to read!

Anonymous said...

Hi sweet Stephanie. You've inspired me to reboot my site. My work was finished faster than I imagined!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Congrats to the winner! A sweet give away. Glad your party was such a huge success!

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