Monday, January 26, 2009

Melissa Frances giveaway & sneak peeks

Melissa Frances is giving away some yummy yummy blog candy! Wow!

She's giving some sneak peeks of some of her collections. Her beautiful "Thankful" collection is AMAZING! And her "Attic Treasures" collection is to die for! And go further down her blog to get a peek at her darling "Fresh Twist" collection.

Check them out HERE and leave a comment. You'll automatically be entered in a drawing for one of two prize packages of Melissa Frances products worth $50 each!

They will draw a winner on Wednesday, the final day of CHA so hurry on over there!

Good Luck!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Photo Tag Challenge

My good friends "Maw" Sara and "Sis" Lisa challenged me to......

Go to where you store your photos on your computer. Go to the SIXTH folder and pick the SIXTH photo.Post that photo on your blog along with a SHORT story about it.Tag SIX people and leave a comment on their blog or email them letting them know you chose them.

This is my picture.........

This was taken last May '08 at my oldest son's graduation from medical school. From left to right is my oldest granddaughter, my daughter's BFF & my daughter.

I'm going to add another picture of my son who is now a resident ER doctor in New York. He's shown here with his cute little wife..........

Now to pass on the challenge to 6 others.

Okay it's your turn.........


You're IT!!!

Sneak peek at Tim Holtz/Idea-ology new catalog

CRAFT CRITIQUE is covering the CHA (Craft and Hobby Association) 2009 Winter Convention & Trade Show going on right now in Anaheim, California (think I can sneak in? LOL It's only 40 minutes away). They even have some celebrities attending. Check this out..........

The Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) is pleased to announce that internationally recognized celebrities including Deborah Norville, Vanna White, Jane Seymour, and Paris Hilton will be attending the CHA 2009 Winter Convention & Trade Show in Anaheim, California held from January 25 – 28, 2009 discussing their passion for crafting and various craft product lines.

Paris Hilton??? Now that got my attention. LOL What in the world could she be promoting (other than herself)? Okay…………I found the says.....

Paris Hilton, internationally recognized model, singer, author, and entrepreneur will be available on Sunday, January 25, 2009 from 2:00 - 3:00 pm in the Wooky Entertainment booth #2500, to unveil Paris Hilton, the Creativity Collection™ a multi-faceted line of fashion crafting kits from some of the most popular craft segments including scrapbooking, jewelry making and fabric embellishment. Paris will be on hand for photos and signing autographs.

My goodness...........wonder if her new BFF will be there too. LOL Sorry.......I know she had a show but don't know if anyone won as her new BFF since I didn't watch it. (If I leave right now, I can make it there with time to spare.....LOL......anyone want to buy a Paris Hilton autograph? LOL)

Now back to the reason for my post........TIM HOLTZ. He has a new product catalog coming out. It's AMAZING so I just HAD to share it with you! Here's the SNEAK PEEK I promised!

Lots of yummies to look forward to. I love his style!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

My very first award!

Thanks to my good friend & "sister from another mister" Nora (Handmade & Heavenly by Nora)...I received my very first award. Yippee Skippee!!! What an honor! Thanks a bunch, Sis!

Now I'm supposed to say 7 things about myself before passing it on. Let me see.....

1. I love the Lord....He's my first love!
2. I love my hubby Frank of 35 years & my beautiful family who keep me on my toes but melt my heart.
3. I love my online friends who have made my life complete & strengthen me in ways that they will never fully know. I love you ~ my sisters....mwah!
4. My grandmother taught me how to embroider pillowcases as a little girl. I also loved coloring with crayons (still love the smell of those Crayola Crayons). These creative avenues started my love for crafting.
5. I started making cards when I began stamping with some good friends over 10 years ago (we had tons of stamping parties).
6. I discovered Computer Crafting a few years ago & fell in love with it!
7. I plan to learn PSP and Photo Shop this year.....wish me luck!

Now it's my pleasure to pass this award on to 7 sisters who have inspired me (whether they realize it or not). You all rock!!! (Note: you can find all of their blogs on the lower right sidebar.)

1. Charlene aka scrappygma
2. Kathe aka Katz Designz
3. Andrea aka The Paper Purse
4. Molly aka the Quilling Queen
5. Lisa aka Paisleydaisy's Happy Happy Everything
6. Lori aka Joyful Sistah's Encouragement from My Heart
7. Mechelle aka Conrad Creations

Thank you all for making this ride so enjoyable! I love you all!

Huggies & Blessings ~

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

A great Giveaway to tell you about

Can you believe it's already Jan. 7th? This year is flying by sooooo fast......well.......maybe not so much flying but it seems to be moving faster than I would like. Valentine's Day is fast approaching. I really need to get busy making those Valentine goodies & cards.

Anywho.....back to the reason for the post.......I wanted to let you in on a super giveaway that I found out about through Mechelle Conrad's blog (thanks a bunch Mechelle). It's for a
SILHOUETTE cutting machine
plus goodies........we love those goodies! LOL's the site to enter the contest........ SIMPLE FINDS. How cool is that.....products worth $560! Woot! Woot! That would be so much fun to play with.

I've been drooling over my friend's cutting machine (Wishblade) so maybe this one's got my name on it. Who knows! (But if you win it instead.....will you let me play too? LOL)

Good luck Everyone!