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Sunday, October 21, 2007

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HAPPY 5TH BIRTHDAY CC'S WHIMSIES!!!!
It was 5 years ago today that I worked my last day at Salomon Smith Barney. Lots of hard work, blood, sweat, and tears have been drawn since that day, but finally, for something with purpose...a beautiful dream! Thank you all for the love and support of me and my work!

Each year on CC's Whimsies Birthday, I have a drawing for a Whimsie. This year will be no different! Leave a comment on my blog from today 10/21/07 to 10/28/07 5:00 pm PST, and I will draw a name to win. You can enter EVERY DAY, and please spread the word of my contest. I need more Peeps!!! hahahahha

So what are you going to win????? Well, 1 set of Wizard of Oz ornaments, signed by me! I will send one set to the lucky winner once they are released...(January 2008). Let the blogging begin!!!

61 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness...
pick me!
(grin)
I absolutely LOVE your Wizard of OZ
ornaments
and everything you have posted since then.
Happy dream birthday!
Greta
http://gretaknits.typepad.com/lifelong_kniiter

Theresa said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRISTY!!! It's wonderful that you've been creating that long...and look at the success you've had this year :) Congratulations!!!!!

Hugs,

Theresa

Anonymous said...

Christy, Just love everything that you create. Congrats on how well your creations are doing and may success keep coming your way. Happy 5th Birthday. Jody

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday To You
Happy Birthday To You.......
You are so talented! It seems like you create a whole other world within each piece that you make.
Blessings To You!
Marsha

Kay w/Enchanted Hutch & Sleigh said...

Christy,
I have watched you from afar for all of your 5 years and let me tell you, you WOW'd me when you started out and now, there are just not enough good wishes I can send your way!! Your work is phenominal!!!! You followed your dream and look where it has taken you!! I am soooooo happy for you and your family!! You are such an inspiration to all of us artists in that if you take the chance, follow your dreams, magical things do come true!! Happy Birthday Whimsie Girl, you deserve it!! Smiles & Blessings!!! Kay

p.s. My Greatest Thrill will be meeting you at a show someday and getting to buy one of your "Whimsies"!!!

vintage*palette said...

Yippee! Another giveaway!! Congratulations my sweet friend! Nobody else deserves it more than you!

Hugs! ~Nana

Pea said...

Happy Birthday C C's Whimseys.... Hope there are many more wonderful things in store for you and your business Christy.
I know have hope that my dreams are can come true.... So I keep working and dreaming of maybes?
Blessings to you and yours,Pea

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Christy,
on all of your success!!
Your work is amazing and
breath-takingly beautiful!
I think someone up in heaven, must be very proud of you!
You are an inspiration to every artist!!
hugs, jojo miller

Anonymous said...

Christy, I only own one of your pieces, but I want more!! Everything you do is so incredibly wonderful. I just watched your video on you tube again. "Pure Imagination" is the perfect song to go along with your absolutely beautiful works of art. All of the faces are so alive, and full of character! I can't say enough about you're creations. When I watch the video, and see each piece come on the screen, they really stir an emotion of awe and "whimsie" in me. I truly admire your incredible talent and creativity. You are truly blessed!
Mary Scigalski
Grazi1@attglobal.net

Jean DeVilbiss said...

WOW Christy!! you have arrived! You deserve every wonderful bit of praise that you get. I hope your next five years are as filled with wonder and delight! You certainly have made a difference in so many lives - your good cheer and fabulous talent are well earned. I am SOOOOO excied for you!
jeandev

Debbie -seenstarzaussies@aol.com said...

Here's to Birthday wishes and dreams!! Well deserved- you've worked hard.
Happy Birthday!!

Debbie

Anonymous said...

What else can I say that hasn't already been said...
YOU ROCK GIRL!!!!!!!
Have always been a long time fan and have my own speical collection of custom made Whimisies in my home that make me smile everytime I look at them.
Wishing you every success Christy. Although we haven't met yet, you are a true inspiration to all of us artists.
Big, big hugs,
Pippastrella

Kingfisher Farm said...

Happy Birthday, you are amazing!!! What a year. I was reading somewhere about the desinger for Nic and Zoe, she used to design for Seigrid Oleson. Dont think I spelled that right. She set off to design her first independant label, named after her kids, and she endured many hardships, and loss of her husband. She poured her heart and soul into her line, and like you, has soared. Pam (Here's to inspirational women like you!)

Patty said...

Christy....Happy Birthday!!!
Your so special and it's wonderful that special magical things will be coming your way this year and for may years to come!!

HUGS!!
Patty
woopitydooart

Enchanted Productions said...

Happy Birthday Whimsies and Congratulations my dear, sparkling friend! You have star dust in your hair and glitter under your feet and I can see nothing but wonderful and enchanting things ahead of you! You are such an inspiration to me and countless others! I am so happy for you! Remember....dreams that you dare to dream, really do come true!

Keep Dreaming!
Joyce

Confounded Concoctions said...

Crusty,

I am so happy for you and proud to be your friend. You deserve every step of this success!

Love you much!

Annette

Melissa Halat said...

Hi Christy,

HAPPY 5th BIRTHDAY!!!

Wow, I am so excited for you and all the wonderful things that are happening with your work. You deserve it and you are unstoppable! You are an inspiration for all of us out there who have dreams - that they really can come true!
best wishes always,
melissa :-)

Disgusted Cats said...

You are an incredible woman, with amazing talent, and a generous spirit. I wish you every success.
You certainly have inspired me to go after what I want (no not Jamesie, hahahaha, though that was fun!).

Love ya! Joanne

Kathy's Prims said...

I'm so proud of you my friend! Can't wait to see more!!
Kathy

Anonymous said...

Wow, I have seen your artwork go from wonderful to FABULOUS. Your Halloween characters are staring down at me from the antique kitchen cupboard in my kitchen. And, since Halloween is my favorite holiday, I just can't get enough of your pieces! I didn't know I could "special order" items, so watch out - you're in trouble! Congratulations to a really great artist.

FrostingsNSparkles said...

What a truly special thing to celebrate. Many congratulations, all of your hard work has paid off, you're doing it!! You are someone that so many of us look up to :D :D and i am thrilled for you, and thrilled for me that I get to enter ;)

xoxo

Jackie said...

Happy 5th Birthday.....your art is lovely and your an inspiration to artists who have just started~ thank you!

Jodi F said...

Happy Happy Birthday (and many more)!! CONGRATULATIONS on your success! You're Whimsies are Wonderful!

Diane Duda said...

Only 5 years! That's not so long for "a dream come true"! I'd I've sworn you were born making Whimsies. I love them all!

Thanks for including us in the celebration!

xo
Di

Touchofsunshine said...

Congratulations Chrusty,
I love your amazing work.
Cindy

myeclecticmind said...

Congratulations Christy all your hard work has paid off!
Happy Birthday much success to you.
I love my Mr Bones Clock!!
Heather

susan said...

Happy Birthday!

I've been lurking for a few months now and just love all that you do!

Carol said...

Oh Christy, I am NOT surprised by your success! Words simply can't express the joy I feel for you knowing so many of your dreams have and are continuing to come true. Your passion and talent are truly a Godsend, and we, the recipients, purchasers and/or admirers of your art are blessed by the gifts you possess. The mermaid clock I bought from you recently has a place of honor in our beach house. And, I've pre-ordered two sets of the Oz ornaments! I look forward to seeing what you will offer in the near future! God bless you, Christy! My best, Carol Jacobs (LusiaLady)

Carol said...

You deserve all the success and more, Christy!
Love,
Carol

Anonymous said...

Christy,
I always knew you had it in you. The sky is the limit. I am so proud to own one of your early pieces and to be your friend.
Congratulations!
Warm Hugs,
Mary

Johanna Parker said...

Congrats and Happy B-Day to the queen of Whimsy! There's no stopping you now! Woohoo..... I'm tootin' my horn for ya :-)

Kitty Forseth said...

Yayyyyyyyyy!! Happy Birthday to the Whimsies Queen! You SO deserve all that is happening. We are ALL happy for you and proud of you!!

xoxo

lovetheprimlook said...

Happy Birthday to you !!!! I love your work !!!

Angie

Colleen said...

I WANNA WIN!!! hee hee...congrats on your anniversary. You have come a long way in a short period of time girlfriend.

roger in orlando said...

christy,
my wife and i first "met" you when we purchased some of your one-of-a-kind items from ebay when you first started "whimseys" several years ago. we've watched you grow through the years and can't believe that you've come so far so fast. you so richly deserve this success. i hope that you don't stop selling your ooak items now that you're so famous.

love ya,
roger and edie in orlando

Anonymous said...

Wishing you and your Whimsies a happy, happy birthday!! Now draw my name from that hat!! You are one talented woman, who is kind, considerate and so generous. You deserve all the success you received so far and I know the skies the limit for you!
Love... Iva

Tootie said...

Whewwwww-whoooo! Happy Birthday! It's great you get to live your dream!
Smiles-
Tootie
www.honeygirlstudio.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Christy, You have definitely made the right decision in your career change! As Dorothy said "Next time I go looking for adventure I won't go any farther than my own back yard!". There it was, all along. Your items are precious, and you are a dear even thou I've never met you in real life. Keep your whimsy's coming. We love 'em!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Sandy Murphy aka Sandalmurphy dsmurphy2@msn.com

shabbychicshar said...

I am so happy for you! It is so nice to hear someone follow their dreams, to achieve them and recieve even more. It gives me hope that my dreams will also come true one day. Thank you for sharing your wonderful news with us. It gives me inspiration!!

Shabby chic shar

vintage*palette said...

You did say we can sign up once a day......didn't you? ;o)

Great big PFATT hugs to you!

Luv Ya! ~Nana

Kim Hardt Originals said...

Love your stuff and always have! I hear from my fellow Ehagers what you have going on from here to there. Now that I am a blogger I will be sure to check you out more often. Congrats Christy on all the new things you have coming up. You should be so proud. Your fellow EHAG friend.

Joanne said...

Your work makes me smile. Happy Birthday!

Mary Short said...

Christy,
Your future has just begun!! Open this book of dreams, step inside and live in the pages of fantasy that is your destiny and your right! You have worked so hard and come so far! I am proud of you!
Mary Short

CCs Whimsies said...

Yes, once a day.... come back often...lol...

Thank you ALL for your well wishes! (now send friends.. LOL) I cannot express how thankful I am for all the love!

Nancy Lee Malay said...

Oh, Christy, I love your work, and am so happy to see all of your success - well deserved!!

Congratulations!!! Nancy

Carolee said...

Congratulations, Christy! So glad your dreams are coming true!! ~ Carolee

HopHopJingleBoo said...

you are doing some fantastic work and hope you keep creating years to come! was nice to have met you years ago in Costa Mesa..

Sam I Am said...

Happy Birthday CcsWhimsies!!!!!
I am so proud of all that you have accomplished.. you are a HUGE inspiration to all of us :)
we love you

xoxoxoxoxo
sam

Soft in the Head said...

Happy Birthday to one of the dearest people I have had the privilege to know. You will always be my rock in the time of chaos. Thanks so much Christy! Pam

Anonymous said...

Hi Sis= I dont see my earlier comments and wishes. So I will try again. We LOVE YOU! Happy Birthday to you! It feels like you have had whimsies a lot longer than 5 years. You are so very creative. I hope that my creativity can come as much as yours have through the years. I have some of your awesome peices from the very beginnings. I feel very lucky and blessed to have you as my Sis. Love you Deb

Anonymous said...

Hi Sis= I dont see my earlier comments and wishes. So I will try again. We LOVE YOU! Happy Birthday to you! It feels like you have had whimsies a lot longer than 5 years. You are so very creative. I hope that my creativity can come as much as yours have through the years. I have some of your awesome peices from the very beginnings. I feel very lucky and blessed to have you as my Sis. Love you Deb

beth said...

love love love all your work !!! please enter me !! i also love the wizard of oz and your characters are unbelievabley gorgeous !!! take care
beth
www.bethquinndesigns.com

Anonymous said...

Hi Christy,
I can't thank you again for the absolutely wonderfully joyous pieces of love that you have brought to my home. My family absolutely adored the Halloween topper. Not to mention the witch, and of course faith. They are all marvelous, and to make them during such a sad time of your life. I am truly sorry about your father. Your artwork has shown yuor inner beauty and strength. I am so glad to have met you and your creations. Keep up the fabulous artwork, and comgratulations on your new contracts. I am so glad to see the crations you made for me on your website, now my cuties are celebrities too! Take care and God Bless.
Gabrielle Bland

Anonymous said...

Hi Christy,
I have cherished your work for years on ebay, and then followed you to youtube. You are a truly wonderfully energetic and lively artist. One of the few artists that can express her love, youthfulness, and passion for her artwork with each new creation. Your artwork has made me remember my childhood and the giddiness I felt during the holidays, as well as the aw for each unique piece. I was so happy to finally purchase a few pieces from you this summer, and each handmade with so much attention to detail (yes my sweeties are on you website now). You gave me more than I could ask for, especially during a very hard time in your life. I am sorry about your father. These things are hard to work through. I admire you for your honesty, tenacity and thoughtfulness. With each piece of your art, a little bit of you shines through. Thank you Christy
Gabrielle Bland

Geri said...

me me me ---->blushing

Todaysgold said...

*HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRISTY*

I hope you & your lovely family are feeling the love & prayers you are being sent everyday for your lost. It's not easy to lose any loved one. Time heals, but the void will never go away. Just fill your spirit & heart with your beautiful art, your father would have wanted that...

I love your Blog site. You are so talented. Such imagination & truly a OOAK CC's WHIMSIES. Thank you for your Newsletter. Please trade Blog links with me. I'll be adding yours to mine as soon as soon as I sign off.

I collect the 'Wizard Of Oz' memorabilia & WOWY WOW your set is FABULOUS!!!

(((((HALLOWEEN HUGS & CHOCOLATE KISSES))))), Lyndy
Blogspot: http://www.todaysgold.blogspot.com/

Maria said...

Wow......I just came across your website and watched the YouTube video "Imagination". It just sings to me! Talks to me! I posted it on my blog..I just love to hear the song and watch your art at the same time!! Wow. Thanks for sharing YOUR imagination!! It made me smile!
http://www.miasfolkart.blogspot.com

DesignsbyCK said...

Hi Christy! Great blog & wishing you much continued success with your beautiful art! :)

I have added you to my FAVES here as well!

Would LOVE to win your ornies too!

Best,
Ehag Chris

Jackie said...

Wow....Id love to win!!
Have fun celebrating!! :)
Jackie

Paulette Insall said...

Your creations are so very wonderful Christy! Happy 5th birthday and many wishes for continued success!!!!!!

Thank you so much for stopping by my table at Art and Soul! It was so great to meet you and chat a bit. :) Let me know if you ever want to get together for a cup of coffee or something....I don't know nearly enough artists around here and could use more artist friends. :D

Debbie Egizio said...

Just visiting your site for the first time. I absolutely love it here. Found you through Random York. He has you listed on his blog roll. I'll definitely be back.