Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Winner and Other Chattery

I love reading your answers. Blog folks are my favorite part of this roller coaster ride of a blog! ha! I want you all to know how much you mean to me and I wish I could give each of you a penguins stamp set, sigh...but I can't. Because you know, I gotta feed my kids and and all that jazz ;)


The winner of my 3rd and final blog anniversary is: Richard Breaks! Please email me Richard with your address!

If you haven't visited his blog, you MUST. he is the best writer. I laugh every time I visit. The way he tells the stories of his cards has me in stitches and his work contains the unexpected with the traditional. It's a treat.

Me? I have been busy with sick kids, work, and last friday I got to meet Annette Witherspoon. She was my first non friend or family blog follower. I will never forget how excited I was to see her on that little sidebar.  It was such a high. Little did I realize that over time, there would be lows. Because I realize people come, but then they also leave. I couldn't believe my emotional day depended on this development, but it eventually did. No matter how much I rationalized my way to not think it. So one day, I took it off my sidebar.

Well anyway, back to Annette. We met at City BBQ. Good food and good chat. Then we went to a scrapbook store for craft time. She was real...and fun! What a full circle moment for me to meet the first follower of my blog at such a pivotal time in my blog life.

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Here is a project I made for Crate Paper a while ago. I think it didn't work for the intended project. It is a teacher gift. The HANDMADE part is the tag and card and NOT the candy and cookies ;) I got the cookies from the HARTVILLE KITCHEN. A FABULOUS Amish restaurant and store in Hartville, Ohio. just a hop and skip away from me!



The apple is from the Silhouette. 


The tag is from THIS file. 



The box is also found on the Silhouette HERE. When you use 2 sided paper, it makes it beautiful from all angles. Sadly, I had to replace to chocolates because I ate them all before I could give the gift. NOTE TO SELF: Don't make the project too early! 

I have major news coming February 6th...I hope you will join me then.

16 comments:

  1. Hey, that's great! Thank you for the lovely endorsement, too!
    Great collection. Apples make me happy.

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  2. love the gift box, I need to use my silhouette more often. I will visit Richard's blog now :) TFS C

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  4. Love that chocolate box! And I love seeing Silhouette projects. Mine has been humming with projects for my grandchildren's school, that noise makes me happy! I'm off to "meet" Richard-thanks for the introduction.

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  5. Yay for Richard!
    It's always a great time meeting up with crafty/bloggie friends!
    Your gifties are adorable..love the apple theme and cracked me up that you had to replace the chocolate. I really need to use my cameo!
    Looking forward to your news!

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  6. Cute gifties, Wida! Sounds like you and Annette had a super fun meet-up! YAY! We sure do miss you here in CO!!! Can't wait to hear your news! Any chance you'll spill the beans early??? Or...give us a few hints????

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  7. I love this hip funky ensemble! The treats look pretty good too ;)

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  8. Go Richard!!! I wondered about the chocolates, I was counting them to see if there were the proper number enclosed...darling gift, darling creations...but, what's with this phrase above "my 3rd and final blog anniversary"??!! I celebrate every Wida-post, ducky..
    =] Michele

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  9. Yay, Richard! And what a FUN little gift set! Those chocolates look pretty tasty, too! And how cool was it to meet Annette?!...Sounds like y'all had a great time! :)

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  10. These are darling, Wida. Love those apple cut files. And the box. And I'd have eaten all the chocolates too, lol! Not sure I want to hear this news...Maybe you're just shifting over to Wordpress?! I hope all is well with you, and whatever the news is, you know that the cardmaking community is in your corner. Glad you got to meet Annette. Bev

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  11. AWESOME creations, Miss Lady!! I miss ya, girl!!

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  12. Congrats to Richard! He's the best!!! What fun creations :-) Final Blogaversary? Explain? Hugs!!!

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  13. Such a nice story to meet your first follower in real life! Congrats on your anniversary. Love you blog!

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  14. Congrats to Richard:)
    Well, life IS like a box of chocolates..makes you feel warm and fuzzy,..always looking forward to the next one!. HA!
    This place sure is look'in cleaned up and ready for a big move ...Are you the new PTI gal?

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