Showing posts with label craft envy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label craft envy. Show all posts

Friday, October 29, 2010

Giving Thanks

I know Thanksgiving is next month, but it's certainly not the only time when we should express our gratitude. Without making myself sound like some sort of saint ( cause I "ain't") I do try to have an attitude of gratitude always. Lately, I have been really honored to have had some lovely things happen and come my way and I wanted to say thanks to some wonderful bloggers who are responsible for that.

Today, Tracy at Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures has featured my blog as her blog of the week. Tracy started this series as a way to "pay it forward" and recognize and promote a new blog each week. One thing I absolutely love about blogging is the way that bloggers look out for each other. Stay tuned for my own "pay it forward" series starting next week. In the meantime, please go visit Tracy's wonderful blog. She never ceases to amaze me with her creations and talent.  Like her painted fall color:

Thank you Tracy!

Last week, the hysterically funny and talented Suzy, of Suzy's Artsy Craftsy Sitcom with ever present green room guest Tom Selleck, made me her guest of the week. Suzy is both witty and crafty. For example: 
Suzy has a tute on how she made this beautiful quilled monogram. Go visit!
Suzy's Artsy Craftsy Sitcom

I've been really fortunate to win a couple of things lately. I get absolutely giddy when that happens don't you? Jacqueline at Purple Chocolat Home recently had a drawing for a CSN gift card and I was the lucky winner! A new Cuisinart 9 Speed Hand Mixer is on it's way to help me make lots of chocolate concoctions for the holidays. Jacqueline has some amazing projects that are so elegant and beautiful beyond words. I mean look at her island for Halloween entertaining:

And I'm anxiously awaiting the arrival of the Elmer's XACTO giveaway I was doing a happy dance when I learned I'd won from Craft eNVy.  Nicholette and Vanessa ( see how creative they are to use their initials in their blog name!)  have got all kinds of crafty goodness at their place and of course the weekly "Saturday Spotlight" link party they host. Go visit for some inspiration and tutorials.

I'm also grateful ( and amazed) to those who have featured my projects and for the continued support of my followers. This has been such a great experience and little did I ever think that almost 400 people would follow my kookiness but I'm getting close to that.

So stay tuned for a new feature starting next Friday and for another giveaway when I hit 400! In the meantime, thanks everyone and wishing everyone a happy, fun, and safe Halloween!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Choco-licious...Sharing A Share

So, having been at this blogging thing a little over three months, I'm still learning all of the rules of etiquette. Let it be understood that my heart's in the right place even if my brain isn't ( it's been known to happen!). of my favorite things to do every day is to read my blog reader. I mean that's why we follow blogs right? I love to see what everyone's been up to. So I saw something fantabulously awesome featured on one of the blogs I follow Craft Envy (love that name!) a great blog by sisters in law Vanessa and Nicholette, and it led me to another new blog I just started following today The Sisters 4 Say More Is More , a cool blog run by you guessed it four sisters: Selina, Sophia, Olivia, and Elise. I just had to feature this project. Had to had to had to. Look:

CHOCOLATE Flower Necklace

YUM! Chocolate and jewelry and handmade? HELLO! Easy to see how this was one of Craft Envy's favorites. If you want to see the tutorial, click on over to The Sisters 4 Say More Is More

As usual, I can relate pretty much anything to a movie. "More is more" is something I say all the time. I got it from the movie "One True Thing" which I saw with one of my BFFs and we laughed in hearty agreement at the scene where Meryl Streep says this as she is trying to explain her life to her very un-crafty daughter played by Rene Zellwegger. She says "Less is not more. More is more" . Totally my philosophy when it comes to embellishments. And supplies. And chocolate.  If this movie was re-made today, Meryl Streep's character would SO be a blogger!