Tuesday, November 16, 2010

~Hello Tuesday & Back to Crafting♥ & BIG Cartridge Giveaway Too!~

Good morning to all my crafty friends!

I was able to sneak in some crafty time yesterday while my
boy napped a little after his Dr. appointment.

I had been wanting to make these door hangers for a couple
weeks now. They don't take too long to make.
I used the chipboard birds from Clear Scraps
and the Cottage Christmas Imaginisce papers/i-rock/rub-ons.
and lots...and lots...and lots...of glitter! LOL
Now I tried to get the perfect shit but it is grey and heavy
rain this week so I could not get it on the actual door handle.
BUT now I am ready for the holidays! :)
I did discover something...glitter the edges AFTER you
use the rub-ons, not before. Just an FYI if you decide to make one.

I wanted to share with you all the amazing kindness of other crafters.
Yesterday was a terribly trying day, Sunday night
(when everything is closed) my son's Nebulizer machine for his
breathing, it stopped working. For me as his mom it was
a huge panic moment. If he does not have this when he is sick
he turns blue and it is an ER visit right away.
Well a friend saw my Facebook post and called me up and told me
she had a spare, so hubs ran to get it and we made it through the night.

Then on Monday we spent most of the day chasing Dr.'s
and they gave him medicine/shots etc....
he does have Bronchitis and a lung infection.
So it has been a VERY difficult week/ weekend for me.
Honestly...I am exhausted.

But I arrived home Monday night to find 2 boxes on my porch,
one from my friend in LA, Gloria, the other from an address I did not know.
I opened the box from Gloria and it was miles of VINTAGE lace
Oh my goodness it was amazing to say the least.
I was fawning over that for 15 minutes then I realized I should
open the second box.

The second box was from one of the Gypsy winners
Chris. It had the SWEETEST note, and a beautiful
I MEAN BEAUTIFUL hand made card with a brand new
Martha Stewart Punch! Now I NEVER expect gifts in return
for the giveaways, because I am very blessed with crafty supplies
for my work, but I have to say the note and card and everything
just touched my heart so much.
I will take pictures and share the card tomorrow, it is amazing!

Blessings come in the most unexpected ways sometimes.
Be sure to bless a friend this week, I know I will.

I have a GREAT giveaway today...a brand new Cricut Cartridge.
I am REALLY trying to reach 1500 followers by Christmas
and this is just the beginning. You won't believe
what I have in store *hint* store for you!
But for now this is the prize! I will leave it open until SUNDAY
sentimentals cartridge Pictures, Images and Photos
A Sentimentals Cricut Cartridge
one of my absolute favorites!
You will love it too!
So be a FOLLOWER, leave a comment and on Sunday we will
have one lucky winner! ♥

~Happy Tuesday y'all!~
~Thanks for popping by and listening to me ramble~
~Pinky~







122 comments:

Pammejo said...

Oh I just love your projects for today, they are beautiful. I love the holidays so filled with family, friends and creativity galore. Thanks for a chance for an amazing giveaway. I am definitely a follower. http://pammejo-scrapbookflair.blogspot.com/

Carrie K said...

I hope your son is feeling better soon!
Thanksfor this awesome giveaway!!

Gloria said...

I am so glad you loved your lace my pink friend. I hope Gage is up and running and on his way to good health this morning. Have a very pleased day. Oh and enjoy that dark brown special treat in your box. lol

Gloria said...

omg and I forgot that bird is gorgeous.

sandyh50 said...

Good friends are worth their weight in gold. Your projects are awesome and I love the tip about the glitter!! Thanks for another great giveaway!

Have a wonderful day.

Gloria said...

omg and I forgot that bird is gorgeous.

Manhattan Mandie said...

Where to begin? Love your beautiful project - it's glitteriffic :) I sure hope G is feeling better, I know it's rough when they are sick, especially with breathing issues! I will continue sending friends to your blog :) I hope you make 1500 soon!!!

priscilla said...

hope your son is feeling better..I have a son with asthma ..I know it can be very scary !
thanks for the chance to win !
priscillas2000@aol.com

Bass Family said...

So glad to here that all turned out well with Gage. I know it is a hard time when the little ones are sick..Lots of love and prayers your way Pinky. Good luck to the winner of this amazing Cricut Cart...it looks so fun. Have a wonderful morning...lots of XoXo always Niki_Ray

Lindsay said...

I'm glad you made it through such a rough week! Your bird is just gorgeous! I'll definitely be trying one!
Lindsay
lindsaykay2@gmail.com

Shawna said...

Oh Pinky Glad things are getting better. Hugs girlie. That project is awesome. And what a great giveaway.

Tanya said...

Love your bird!! I've got a friend I will send your way for a new follower, she is new to the whole blogging thing :) Thanks!

Tanya
Phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

Kelly Sas said...

Please do not enter me in the prize drawing - I don't own a Cricut, nor any or my crafty friends - I just wanted to say you are such a great mom and that I will be praying for your son to recover from this latest bought of illness

Pinky said...

Thanks so much Kelly ♥

Colleen said...

Love your door hangings, they are just too cute. I hear you about the nebulizer, it is scary when your child can't breath and the machine is the only thing that will help them. thanks again for sharing your projects.

Susan said...

I would love to have this cartridge. I don't have it and it won't come down in price :( Thanks for the chance to win. I hope your son feels better. Love all your projects.
Susan
susanpollock37 at yahoo dot com

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

Oh I hope your son is feeling better soon. Your door hanger is beautiful & aren't us crafty folk the best, so generous and kind hearted! Take care.
xxx. Staci

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

What a wonderful act of kindness from your friend Pinky!!! You do so much for others that it doesn't surprise me that you get some kindness back. Thank you for the chance to win!!

mommaidwf said...

Already a follower :). Hope your son is better quickly. Mine gets the same way if he gets sick. I will keep him in my prayers.

ruth said...

I'm glad your son is okay...praying he feels completely better really soon!

Jade said...

Well, I'm already a loyal follower - thanks for the chance to win this cartridge. I've been wanting it for a LONG time. Love the the door hanger - you might check the word "Shot" in your post LOL - hope your little one is feeling better soon!

Heredia Family/Yvie said...

I hope your son is feeling better soon, Pinky.
Love your door hanger. Thanks for this awesome giveaway!!

Sara said...

Hope your son gets better soon and that your week is calmer than your weekend. thanks for the chance to win.

Leanne said...

Your projects are gorgeous (as always hee hee) and I'm sooo sorry that you had such a ruff weekend. Hope your little fellow gets to feeling better soon! Would love to win this cartridge!! I'm a follower and good luck reaching 1500!! Thanks!
Tobusyscrapping at bellsouth dot net

Lindy said...

I just love your holiday project. I hope your son is feeling better soon. Defintely a follower and thanks for the chance at an awesome giveaway.

xxx

Hollyk said...

What a beautiful door hanger, just love it. hope you baby feels better soon, it is hard when our babies are sick and we feel helpless to help them. He will be better soon i am sure. :)

Nannie of 3 said...

Oh sweet girl, I do hope things start improving for your little guy, I will certainly keep him in my prayers - I know first hand how hard that is. Loved your door hangers, so pretty. Hope the rest of your week is peace-filled.

joni said...

Glad to hear that you were able to get another machine for your son! Hope he heals quickly! You're such a great mommy!!! Love your projects..as always..they are super cute! And how nice that Gloria sent something that she knew you'd love...true friends can't be beat! Can't wait to see what you do next!
Hugs
Joni

K said...

I hope this week is a quieter / less stressful one for you.

The snail on the cartridge is sooooooooo cute!

Ms. Jen said...

I'm so sorry to hear you had such a bad week with your little guy. It's wonderful to know that your "internet family" is there and what a blessing to get a spare! Praying your family get better and some sleep!

Hugs - Jen

skurin said...

Poor little guy! I hope your son starts feeling better soon. That must have been terrifying when his nebulizer broke. You will all be in my thoughts this week, I know that!! Oh, and by the way, that bird is gorgeous!

Catherine said...

Really cute door hangers. Sorry to hear you've had a rough few days...I think you need some warm tea, a cozy fire and some good music to relax to.

Kras said...

I love birds are on the cards and your project is a great

Lillian Child said...

I am already a follower and will spread the word about your blog quest!! What gorgeous projects you have for us today! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us!

PamS said...

I am already a follower. Love that bird...wouldn't that be cute on a Christmas tree? Hope your son is feeling better.

Melissa D. said...

I have been eyeing that Sentimentals cartridge for a while now! I am a follower and really look forward to your posts each day!

Denise said...

What a scary night for you! My son uses a nebulizar too. Hope his antibiotics kick in right away and he gets some relief.

themessydesk said...

TFS I love the bird! I am a new follower and would love to win this, thanks!

Melissa said...

I love your projects Cristal! Thanks for the chance to win this cartridge, I would love to add it to my library!! Good luck hitting 1500 followers, your blog is amazing!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Kim said...

BEAUTIFUL as always!! I would LOVE to win that cartridge, so I could give it to my Daughter!! Thanks BUNCHES for the chance. Have a GREAT Day,
Me-Ma Kim who just loves your *shot*!! hehe

MeganLynn said...

I'll send some of my friends to your blog to help you reach your goal. Just love your blog, so inspirational, cant wait to see more of your work. Thanks for the chance at a great giveaway.

Denise said...

I am sorry you had such a bad weekend Thank goodness for friends, those are lifes blessings!
I am glad, that I follow u can't wait to see more projects! Denise
Craftyladydp@gmail.com

Lesabe said...

YAY!! I am not sure why I was not a follower before, especially since part of my morning routine is to check your blog everyday.....

iluvmybugs said...

Just want to say that I hope your son feels much better real soon!!

(Please don't include me in the drawing for the cart...I already own it and love it!).

Thanks for all your inspiration!

Kelly said...

I subscribed through my email to the blog posts but could not figure out how to be a follower until just today. So now not only do I subscribe through my email but I also am a follower through google. With that said, thank you for such great blog content, I love reading the posts, etc. The cartridge giveaway is also a big plus. Good Luck to everyone!!! Have a crafty day!!!

Kim said...

Sorry you have had such a trying week with a sick little one. I haven't been following your blog very long so maybe I missed something but does he have asthma? I know the machine you talked about is used for that, isn't it? Poor little one. Hope your week gets better.

ShoppingTamii said...

How awesome that someone close to you had a backup! Whew!

connie said...

Love the door hanger and so glad you're friend had a machine to get your son through Sunday night. Hope the shot and medicines has him feeling better soon! Thanks for a chance to win.

Wanita said...

I'm happy to hear that your son is on the mend (too many nights in the ER with DD and her asthma over the years). I know Chris and it doesn't surprise me in the least that she would send you a thank you for her prize...she is an amazing person :)

Holly said...

Your bird is gorgeous. Thoughts and well wishes for your son. I am a follower, thanks for the chance to win!

Jamie said...

great project and best of luck reaching 1500 by Christmas.. thanks so much for the chance to win.
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Drayia said...

Love your Bird Hanger what a cute decoration. Sending a prayer your way for your son. It is so difficult when they are sick. Thanks for such a wonderful chance to win a new Cartridge, you can never have enough of them, LOL. Hugs girl atleast you dont have the snowstorm I am getting right now :)

Brenda said...

ahhhh Pinky recheck the spelling for shot! LOL...
sooo glad Gage is feeling better...I want this cart sooo bad still on medical leave so I can't shop like I used too...joy!
hugs
Brenda

Melanie said...

Oh, I love the door hanger! beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway!

Kathy said...

Oh, Pinky, that is so cute with the glitter! And hugs to your son!

Scatter said...

Wow! what an awesome giveaway, from an awesome blogger. Hope you hit the 1500!!
Sure do hope your son's better soon. That must have been a panic moment when the Nebulizer quit. Thank goodness for friends.

{raisingAlexis} said...

wow ... I just love love LOVE the bird!!!

the lace sounds yummy too, take a picture so I can lust after it!

Joan

Kelly Massman said...

Thanks for a chance to win!

alwayscharlie said...

There is nothing scarier for a mom than a sick child. I'm glad you had some pleasant surprises to brighten your week! Your project for today is adorable (and thanks for the tip on the rub ons- glitter!)

Tabitha said...

Love your door hanger. I will keep your son in prayer! Thanks for a chance to win. I already am a stalker.

Debbie H said...

Love your projects and your posts. You always find something good to say, even in the most difficult of situations. Hope your son is feeling better soon.

Amy aka: ropergirl3 said...

Sorry you had a hard week so far! Love that birdie though, I mean LOVE it! I rarley enter giveaways, but would love to win this for my sister!

luvmytrucker said...

Ohhh Cristal I LOVEEEEE THE crafty project you posted that would so look great with my step mom christmas decor! Thanks for sharing! I hope your baby gets to feeling better soon!

aremus said...

Very nice project. I love all of the glitter. TFS!!


amandaremus at gmail dot com

Debra said...

Sorry you had such an awful week and I sure hope your son is feeling better! The bird is just beautiful! TFS

xdebrax@yahoo.com

Tona said...

I hope that Gage starts feeling better real soon.
How wonderful that you got some great happy mail to brighten your day.
Of course you already know that I'm a follower. I can say that I knew you when ;) I've enjoyed watching your rise in the scrappy world!
LOVED your bird by the way.

scrapperbecka said...

Your hanging is beautiful, and I am happy everything worked out well for you son. I can't wait to see the thank you card, that was nice of her.
Thanks for the giveaways

Kari said...

That bird is absolutely beautiful!

jennmom2000 said...

I'm a follower and I love your giveaways and projects!

The Crazy Life of a Navy Wife said...

Beautiful project! I love glitter :) I'm definitely a follower! I love to check your blog every day!

sucor said...

I hope your son is feeling better soon! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous bird door hanger! I hope you hit 1500 followers soon!
Thanks for this awesome giveaway!!

rosegarden - Laura Fiskateer 5939 said...

Pinkalicious - I hope that your son is feeling better today. That was an amazing thing your friend did for you. I've been a follower before you even had 100 so I wish to the best of luck reaching your goal this week

MommaMcVic said...

What a beautiful bird. I hope your family is doing better today. Have a wonderful week.
kacee
mcvicwif@yahoo.com

Kristie Maynard said...

Hope your little guy is up and around in a flash!
Love your door hanger! Very nice indeed.
Thanks for the chance at the give away!
www.kristiekreates.blogspot.com

TeacherMom said...

Your project is absolutely beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration!! Hope your son is feeling better! Thanks for the chance--I have been wanting Sentimentals for a long time!!!
gaudet5 at rogers dot com

Crafty Diva said...

Hi Pinky, your crafts are so beautiful, I really enjoy watching to see what you're going to do next. I am a follower and I just want to thank you for the chance to win your great giveaway.

LadybugCarrie said...

Another great project! Thank you for always sharing your creative ideas and thank you for the chance to win!

craftymom205 said...

Love the home decor project.

scrappin_in_AK said...

what a wonderful birdie and awesome prize

Gail said...

I'm a follower, and you ROCK!
Hope your son is feeling better!

Lesley from WI said...

Your bird is beautiful. I hope you son feels better soon and your week gets better.

Heather said...

Hope your son is feeling better! It's always fun to get surprises in the mail!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

juli (sweetpz) said...

very cute!! i LOVE glitter =)
thanks for sharing! can't wait to see the card you got.

hugs
juli

Kathy said...

Hope your son feels better soon!

Beautiful door hanger! Love all the glitter! Thanks for another great give away! You are too generous!

pennykitz said...

oh my gosh, bless his little heart!! I don't know how you handle that...you are a very strong woman and God will be your
strenght.. I will pray for him and all of your family. This gift would be wonderful in my craft room, the first thing I noticed was the owl.... I LOVE OWLS!!!
Rest child!!!pennykitz@charter.net

Scrapamum said...

Love,love, love that bird!!!!!

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Friends are wonderful and they also know when you are down to bring you up.
The bird is fabulous and you are an inspiration to me.

SnowflakeDreams1 said...

Love your bird hanger it is awesome. Hope things are getting better for you and your family. Yes aren't friends wonderful?

Becky said...

I hope your son is feeling better today Pinky! and what wonderful surprises you received!

That is a cool cartridge. I really need to start shopping more for my Cricut.

Helen said...

I really hope your son is doing better!!! I'm just trying to catch up on my blogs a bit this morning :) I hope you have a wonderful day despite your early start!

Trisha said...

I am already a follower and love your projects. Thanks for the chance to win this great cartridge.

Trisha
patnbobcuddy@gmail.com

Christina said...

I am so glad I found you! I visit everyday and just love all your projects! Your giveaways are great to! lol Thanks for the chance.
shewhodreamz at gmail dot com

Manders said...

So nice that people appreciate...
The bird is so so ccute...
Your work is lovely... I like peeking at it.

Jingle said...

This is such a cute project! Thank you for your super generous giveaways!

Crystal said...

that wall hanging is just gorgeous pinky! love it! and what a fab giveaway too...you are just so sweet to all of your followers! what a big heart you have! hugs girl!

Bobbi said...

The hanger is beautiful. Glad that your son is feeling better.

Liz said...

Love the birds! I'm a follower! :) Love your stuff!

Chris C said...

I hope your son feels better soon, it must be terrible for you all.
PS I think you mean shot not shit lol - thanks for the giggle.

Kim. said...

Aww Pinky you must of been so worried for your son not having the nebuliser, I only wish I was in the states as I have one here that used to be my son's but he has finally grown out of it so it's not needed any more. I could not face getting rid of it just in case a situation like this arose. I wish your son a quick recovery, plenty of punnelling on back helps.
Love the bird, it makes a great ornament. Thanks for the chance to win too.
Kim xXx

Tigerrlyli said...

This bird is just beautiful. TFS. Hope your son gets better soon. And thanks for the great giveaway.

Ashley said...

Your bird is absolutely adorable. I love so much of your stuff!!!!! Thanks for the chance to win! Fiskateer #6463

Scrappy Jackie said...

What a beautiful vintage looking bird with a lot of style and class. Thank you for sharing! You always do such fun projects! I love following your blog!

Lisa aka Raining said...

I love your blog! Your work is truly fabulous and I admire your courage. I clicked over to your FB page. Hope all is well with your family and thank you for this wonderful giveaway!

melody said...

girl...you come up with such fabulous ideas and creations..and this bird is no exception...love it!

susanhills said...

Love the door hangers! Beautiful :)

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

Such blessings! I'm already a follower! LOVE your style Pinky
:-)

RLS Innovations said...

I am a follower and I would love that new cartridge. I like your designs and visit your web site whenever I can get a few minutes.

Sue
rolfe974@prodigy.net

AmyJRockstar said...

I am already a follower and have been really wanting that cartridge! I would be thrilled to win! I have a friend with the same problem as your son and it can be Very scary. It is wonderful to have good people in your like and the more goodness you put out there, the more you receive. I have been proven this over and over and feel so blessed. Thank you for your blog and I'm glad your baby's ok. It's amazing how you keep up with everything online and yet are an awesome mom. Congrats on being you.
Hugs ~ Amy Jo http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.com or amyjrockstar@gmail.com - I'd love to get a comment from you sometime. I know you're a super busy lady, but it would make my day!

AmyJRockstar said...

oops! published my blog wrong. Sorry, it's http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com ~ Thanks Dear.

Margie said...

That bird is beautiful!Thanks for a chance to win!

Jodi said...

I love all of your projects and I really love your cute little bird door hanger. And, really, you just plain had me at glitter and rub-ons! lol

Amy said...

Love this sparkly bird! Thanks for the chance to win such a great prize. Here's to reaching 1500!!

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

love your door hanger! even great as tree oranment! Thanks for sharing. I'm already your follower. Hope your little guy feeling better.

Darlene S. said...

I'm sorry about the health issues lately. I hope your son is 110% healthy again really really soon!

I don't own a Cricut but I did still blog about this giveaway on my blog today to share with others. :)

You rock Pinky!

Flamenco92627 said...

I love your door hanger! Beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win!

Khristen said...

It is so nice to receive surprises in the mail! Love your door hangers. So pretty! Hope your son is right as rain soon, thanks for the chance to win!

Kelly said...

I am sooo in love with anything that has birds.. and you made it look perfect. Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful ideas with us and being so generous with your giveaways.

Nitasha said...

you are such a sweetheart! Thanks for the chance!

rosie said...

thanks for the chance of winning this awesome cartridge!

Marianne - Fiskateer #6701 said...

Wowsers! You do get a lot of traffic when you have a great giveaway. Thank you so much for all you do to have all of the fun prizes for us to have a chance to win! I am so happy I can be one of those people who will be able to say, "I remember when..." :-) I am so excited for you about all of the things you have worked so hard for, to be working out for you!

Zabrina said...

Hi Im a follower- Thanks for the giveaway- This would be my first cart!!! I hope to get a bug for christmas... Im pretty sure its a done deal!
Zabrina
zabrinaswendt@live.com

SherriC. said...

Wow this bird is beautiful!!! you are so sweet to do this giveaway, thank you so much for the chance to win, good luck on getting to 1500 followers i am sure you will do it in no time!!!
brodiec88 at hotmail dot com