Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Passing the Love for Paper!

My niece, Hannah, was spending the night.  We always read before we go to bed and instead of reading the book she had picked out, she decided to look at my Scrapbooks Etc. magazine with me.  When we turned to the page with crafts for kids, she knew what she wanted to do the next day.  There were pictures of three Halloween-themed treat boxes - a pumpkin, a mummy and Frankenstien.  She thought about it and said she wanted to make one for herself and her cousin, Nicholas. The next day we gathered the supplies to make the mummy and Frankenstien.  I scored the paper for her and showed her what lines to use to fold on and which lines to cut. Since it was almost time for her to go home, we put all of the supplies in a bag and she headed home, ready to do some crafting.  All we were missing were the Rolos for Frankenstien's bolts.  When I was visiting a couple of days later, I saw she had the boxes all done. Funny Thing - I bought the Rolos and gave them to Hannah, but apparently they didn't get all the way to the project. (LOL)  I only had my phone with me to take the pictures, but I wanted to share them.  Here is what Hannah came up with for her crafty Halloween project.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

A Chance to Help Fight Breast Cancer and Win...

Here is a win, win situation!  Melinda at Min's Moments and her friend Felicity have teamed up to make a donation during Breast Cancer Awareness month. They are doing this in memory of the grandmothers they each lost to breast cancer. You can go to this post on Melinda's blog , where they are giving $1 for each comment left.  Not only will you be making the amount of their contribution go up, but you will have a chance to win one of six great pink prize kits they have put together.  They will be drawing the winners at the end of the month.  It will take less than a minute to do this and it really is a WIN, WIN situation!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

We Have Winners!

I am hoping everyone who participated in the Think Pink Blog Hop had a great time. There were so many great projects with such a variety.  It was exciting for me as I looked at my blog and read through the new comments I had each day, with a total of 81 for the entire hop!  To top it off, I now have 53 followers! Amazing!  I didn't ask anyone to follow my blog.  I would rather just have it be your own idea.

Now, for the reason you all really looked at this post...

I used Random.org to determine the winner. My first prize, which includes the dishcloth I made, a Fiskars Tool Taxi and some other pink goodies, goes to the person who left comment # 7 and said "This is so beautiful. I wouldn't use it as a dishcloth!"  Who would it be that be?  It was Karel J! Congratulations Karel!  Well, we will have to see what she really does with it. A couple of years ago, I made several dishcloths for my niece just before I went to see her in NY.  She will not use them as a dishcloth. She uses a couple of them like doilies under something and keeps the others in the kitchen drawer with her other dishcloths, but as of April of this year when I was there last, they were still not being used.  My suggestion, Karel, is go ahead and use it! They work great!   Thanks for being a part of this!

The second prize I have is a bag of pink goodies and it goes to the person who left comment #3 and said, "Great project... I love it... Thank you so much for the hop and the special goodies....Celeste." 

Thank you to everyone for participating in the blog hop! I hope it will remind you not only to do your on self breast exam and mammograms, but also you will encourage others in your life as well.

I apologize for the lateness of choosing my winner.  I started it this morning and then was not able to sign back on to the internet until now.

Until next time, happy blogging!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Welcome to the Think Pink Blog Hop!

It is good to have you here! Welcome to my blog as you participate in the Think Pink Blog Hop! 

You should have arrived here from Gypsy Paperie.  If you just happened upon my blog and would like to start at the beginning, see the list below.

After I decided to be a participate in this blog hop, I had to decide on the crafty item I would create for my post.  When I was in the craft store looking at their special display of pink items for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the yarn caught my eye. So, I picked up some 100% cotton yarn and decided I would make a pink dishcloth for my project and as a prize for one of you who comments on my blog. Here is what I came up with.  It was a new pattern to me and I hope you enjoy it.

For the random winner of the dishcloth will also go some a Fiskateer's Scrapbooking Tool Taxi.  I will pick a second winner and will send them a surprise package of goodies (yes you are right, I haven't finished my shopping!).

So, be sure to leave a comment to be entered in the drawing.  Leave a way for me to contact you. I will post my winners on Tuesday.  Good luck and have fun, fun, FUN as you hop along.

Here is that list again, just in case you have become lost!

1. One By One The Flamingos Are Stealing My Sanity – http://karelj.blogspot.com/

2. Gina’s Stamping Creations -- http://ginathorntonstamping.blogspot.com/

3. Crafting This Moment -- http://craftingthismoment.blogspot.com/

4. The Cricut Diaries – http://cricutdiaries.blogspot.com/

5. Sweet Sassy Diva -- http://sweetsassydiva-gspot.blogspot.com/

6. Scrappin’ Sista -- http://www.onescrappinsista.blogspot.com/

7. If It’s Groovy -- http://ifitsgroovy.blogspot.com/

8. Oh, Snap! -- http://ohsnaplizzie.blogspot.com/

9. Crazy About Cricut – http://crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com/

10. Gen’s Den -- http://www.gensden.com/

11. Peanut Butter and Jelly Designs -- http://peanutbutterandjellydesigns.blogspot.com/

12. Heartfelt Creations -- http://tlbheartfeltcreations.blogspot.com/

13. Creations With Becka – http://creationswithbecka.blogspot.com/

14. Calie’s Creative Corner – http://caliescreativecorner.blogspot.com/

15. Tidbit’s Place – http://tidbitsplace.blogspot.com/

17. Life From Marianne’s Table – http://number1aunt.blogspot.com/   YOU ARE HERE

End Here: One By One The Flamingos Are Stealing My Sanity -- http://karelj.blogspot.com/

More About Think Pink and A Few Other Thoughts

Tomorrow is the first day of the three-day Think Pink Blog Hop.  I am excited to see what pink ideas the other bloggers have come up with to share with all of us!  As for my project, I am almost finished with it and it will be one of the prizes I offer to someone who stops by and leaves a comment.
When I signed on to my blog today, I saw I have twenty-one followers! Before last month's Orange Blog Hop with the Fiskateers, I think I had only three followers. Most of the new followers are as a result of that blog hop.  I did not require anyone follow my blog to win a prize, and don't ever plan to.  I would ratherthey because they want to, not because they might win something by doing it. The last few who decided to follow probably did so as a result of the Q and A I did with Karel, the organizer of Think Pink.  Thank you to all of you who are giving me a chance to share my love of crafting with you. Each time I see a new follower, it makes me want to improve my blog.
I thought I would share the Q and A Karel did when she featured me on her blog a couple of days ago for those of you who haven't seen it.  Obviously,  since this was on her blog, Karel is the "me" in the following:

It's almost here! The 1st annual THINK PINK Breast Cancer Awareness Blog Hop! I'm so excited and pleased with the wonderful bloggers who are sharing their creativity and talent! I'm featuring a couple of them every day between now and the Hop--it starts October 9 and runs all the way through October 11--three whole days to hop, hop, hop and help raise awareness.

My featured blogger today is Marianne. I first met her on the Cricut Boards, and now we are also together on the Fiskateers Boards. Both are great communities for crafters, and Marianne is one of the best! She told me a few things about herself...here's what she shared:

Me: When did you start crafting, and what are your favorite things to make?

Marianne: I have tried crafts from embroidery to macramé to weaving old chair frames starting around the time I was in 6th grade. "Modern" scrapbooking started for me about 15 years ago when a friend showed me pages she had made in a class at our local craft store. That is when my paper collection began! Like so many others, scrapbooking has led to card making. I also enjoy knitting.

Me: You're a versatile crafter! Why did you want to be a part of the THINK PINK Blog Hop for Breast Cancer Awareness?

Marianne: After being a 13-year survivor of breast cancer, we lost my mother-in-law five years ago. The cancer came back and spread to her bones. I still miss her every day. Last year her sister, my husband's wonderful Aunt Lois, was diagnosed and went through treatment. Aunt Lois is now faced with the fact that one of her three daughters, more than likely, will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Participating in the blog hop seemed like a good way spread awareness of the importance of early detection and to provide support to breast cancer patients and survivors.

Me: I'm so sorry about your Mother-In-Law, and your Aunt is in my prayers. Are there other Charities or Causes that you're involved with? You can give them a plug here!

Marianne: I am a supporter and beneficiary of Chronic Disease Fund (CDF). Without CDF, I would not be able to afford Copaxone, my once-a-day injection for Multiple Sclerosis, which costs $48,000 a year. CDF helps me by paying what my insurance does not cover. They are a non-profit organization which also supports breast cancer patients and patients with other types of cancer and other diseases. You can learn more about them at http://cdfund.org/

Me: One of my niece's takes that for MS as well..I had no idea it was so expensive. Is there anything else you'd like the hoppers to know about you before the Day of The Hop?

Marianne: My project is not going to be a paper crafting project and I will be offering more than one prize on just my blog! So, hop for a good cause while you have fun, fun, FUN!

And I know she's right! You can find her blog here: http://number1aunt.blogspot.com/

It is worth your  time to check out Karel's blog. She is sharing places you can find more information about breast cancer all month long, as October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.  Thank you so much, Karel!
Think Pink Blog Hop Sponsor
I don't want to forget Sarah at Pink Cricut who has generously donated a $25 gift certificate and is the official sponsor of the Think Pink Blog Hop.  Thank you so much, Sarah!
Now, just remember to come back tomorrow and have fun hopping!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Think PINK Blog Hop

THINK PINK Blog Hop October 9-11, 2010
 To raise the awareness of breast cancer, Karel, at One by One the Flamingos are Stealing My Sanity, has organized the Think Pink Blog Hop.  I had a good time doing my first blog hop last month, and thought I would do it again for this very good cause.

Karel is a true supporter of breast cancer survivors.  It is not something she only does in October.  I first knew Karel from when I was active on the Cricut Message Board. I became reacquainted with her when she recently became a Fiskateer. Be sure to check out her blog, or for just a quick run down about her efforts to support Breast Cancer Awareness, you can check out this post on the Fiskateer Message Board.

I hoping the donation I am working on for a prize for my blog comes through. Either way, there will be a hopping prize!