Friday, February 22, 2013

A Paper Shelter Celebration

Here's a card I made for the Challenge at The Paper Shelter.  They are having their 100 Celebration Challenge with a special prize and I want one!  this happens to be a pre-colored image and I love having it for a quickie card.  I never seem to have enough birthday cards around, so this comes in handy once in a while!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

WHEW! Cannot afford to ship more packages....

Well, what a rude awakening I received today.  I finally got my package completed to ship to Nikki, my blog candy winner, and went to the post office to ship it, and it was over $20 for a little over 3 pounds!!  Talk about shock!!  Last time I shipped one of these bigger boxes it was less than $10.  and I think it weighed more.   I knew this would be a little more in costs because it had two punches in it, plus several stamps, and paper - which does get heavy.

But If I give more candy away, it's gonna have to be gift certificates I guess.  I simply cannot afford shipping costs like that, on top of what the items themselves cost.  I've not worked for the past nearly 3 years, and have not qualified for disability yet, so this is just too expensive.

This truly makes me much more appreciative (I've always been really appreciative because it's allowed me to do this hobby!) of the blog candies that I win. I really do thank you each and every one for absorbing all those extra costs!

Saturday, February 16, 2013


Well, I removed a couple duplicates or extra comments, and then numbered them all, and so this #7 drawn is NIKKI!

Congrats to you Nikki.  I'll email you to double check, but I believe I have your mailing address.

Thank you everyone for joining in.  I did not reach the participants I would have liked, but hey, I'm glad you folks follow me and I hope there will be more goodies to come in the future at a little quicker pace!  So please stick around!

I also hope to get into posting some of my cards a little more regularly than the past few months.  I'm finally feeling much better and breathing easier now with the oxygen 24/7.  Hubby has been retired for nearly a year now, and we've settled into a routine with our babysitting of our granddaughter to mostly Saturdays now.  So, although I've been continuing making cards, I sure haven't posted even a quarter of what I've made probably - and since I do actually mail off almost of them, they aren't here to photo for the blog!!  I'll do better!

Our 40th Wedding Anniversary is tomorrow, and we have a brunch planned with our sons and their ladies and my little Dahlia!  It will be a wonderful day!!  Happy Weekend everyone.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

no more entries allowed: 4 Year Blogaversary! JUST ONE MORE DAY!!!


**Edited to add photo of candy!
(papers are not included - still sorting!  AND  I'd better get busy - drawing tomorrow sometime!!)

Wow, it's been 4 years since I started this blog on January 1, 2009!  I can hardly believe it's been that long.

There have been some starts and stops, some delays in commenting, but I've enjoyed it all.  I've found new friends and been encouraged by many.  I've seen so much talent out there it's just amazing to me!

I've also won tons of blog candy (thank you every single one!!) during those 4 years, and I want to give a little back.  Still no job on the horizon for me (and maybe none as I've finally applied for SS disability) but I do have some goodies that I'm still gathering.  It will include at least one punch as I love them, lots of papers, lots of ribbons.  Oh, I have a new glue glider pro and refill too!  Plus maybe a stamp set or two.  Anyway, I'll try to get a picture posted really soon!

In the meantime, please comment if you'd like to win.  I'd like you to be a follower, and be sure to leave a way to contact you if you win (a pet peeve of mine is expecting everyone to come back - I will contact the winner), and if there is something in my candy you have already - you can let me know and refuse it and I'll choose someone else to win that!  

Sorry, available only to the US and Canada because of shipping costs.

This candy will be drawn on Valentine's Day, and announced shortly thereafter.  One more thing, I want to have at least 75 entrants, so tell everyone about this candy and encourage them to enter!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Want a chance at a great prize?

Well, here's your chance!  Mosey along to Clare Curd Crafts and enter for your chance to win. End of March 8 so get moving!