Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Welcome to One World One Heart @ Pieces of Fate

 ATTENTION:  The rules of OWOH say it is to be open until 12 midnight 2/17 PST...I have noticed WAAAY too many have closed up shop early. I will be following the rules, so you have until 12PST or 3am EST to post comments. I think it was really rude of so many to go against the rules.

NOTE:  please scroll down for newer posts including my 1rst blogoversary post (Monday) and giveaways.

It's the most wonderful time of the year! I am speaking of course of the WORLDWIDE BLOG HOP, with HUNDREDS of stops and new friends to meet!  

Visit our proud, talented, dedicated, hardworking 
and certainly the Hostess with the Mostess; 
Lisa over  @ A Whimsical Bohemian
which was started 5 years ago for bloggers to meet and get to know other bloggers, sadly this is the final year.
 Hello and welcome!  
Please kick off your shoes and make your self cozy in front of my wood stove.(It is burning, I couldn't seem to capture the "orange" I even tried to take it with the lights out :( )
 Would you like some Coffee or Tea? (mug from my 23 yr old daughter I rec'd for Christmas/Yule)

I want to learn about who you are and what you like, the best way to do that is to share a bit about me, which of course will spur conversation.  I think the best way to do that is to give you a peek into my life via some past blog posts, actually some pictures and captions from past blog posts.

I hope you will be Illuminated by these few snippets and like what you see. it would be wonderful to see you again. :)  You may consider it a tad long, but I think it gives you a good idea of the person I am.

When awarded the Kreativ blogger award these are 2 of the 7 things I offered up about myself  
I was an owner/operator of a tree and firewood service company with my husband (we started it before we were married) for 5 years. We worked side by side, and he always said I was his best assistant (as sometimes he'd have a friend fill in for me)  9 months pregnant with our son, I was still his "rope man" to pull and keep slack on trees as he cut them down.  I have my own chainsaw. (however now with the disabilities I do not cut wood any more...I can still use the log splitter though) 

When I was a young teenager (13-16) I LOVED,  LOVED, LOVED  Horror Comic books, looking back now, I do not know why. 

I rec'd the sweet blogger and I needed to pass it on to 6 people, and say why:
I am picking 6 people, who are uplifting, in my corner (so to speak) can sympathize or empathize with my current Life's circumstances, or simply post things that make me smile (regularly).
#1 Jules at Moon Cat Farms...beautiful photos and lovely quotes
#2 Nicole at Beadwright... she understands pain, and fatigue, and is always a ray of sunshine
#3 Angelique at Sliekje digi  stamps... she always has such adorable drawing for everyone and anyone. I love her style. and she makes me smile!
#4 Alison at Free Digital Stamps... for always giving us the links to the "goods" even when she or her children are ill!
#5 BrendaLea at Purple Lady's Life and Art... did 29 days of giving, and actually followed through on it.  I was on someone else's blog for this and they kept quitting and restarting etc...I think they only got to about day 11, and the stuff has not been sent to those winners.  I have basically given up on expecting my win to arrive. Anyway BrendaLea is a awesomely sweet lady!
#6 Jacque of Jacque's Joie de Vivre... for dealing with a major disease with grace and poise, and thinking of everyone else but herself!

we had a house fire last night, started in my newly renovated son's room from a floor fan.  Due to quick action on mine and my husband's part, by closing the door, and calling 911 immediately upon opening the door and seeing the thick smoke, it remained contained to the one room. AND no one was injured!...
and  the following "Dear so and case you want to read it:

On 6/22/10 I turned NIFTY FIFTY, on 6/25 it was 5 question Friday. Here are the Q&A for that time in my life:
1. Do you know how to play a musical instrument?
not really, not any longer...perhaps the recorder ...I wish I knew how to play the violin, I love violin and cello music!
2. What is your pet peeve while driving?
other drivers using their cell ever did we survive without them, ugh!
3. Would you rather have a housekeeper or unlimited spa services?
HOUSEKEEPER hands down, I was supposed to get one after I started working full time in my field, but there was still rooms under construction and rooms that were like storage, and I had 2 kids moving out then moving back in it never happened. I HATE, HATE, HATE housework! Now that I am disabled there is only so much I can do anyway...we need a slightly smaller house, and a housekeeper!
4. Is there a song that you hear that will take you back to the moment, like a junior high or high school dance?
"I Want to Know What Love is" by Foreigner always makes me think of the early days of my hubby and I.  Other Foreigner, Boston, and Aerosmith songs take me back to some HS memories of a group I hung out with for a while and the fun we had the summer of my junior year!
5. What song best represents your life right now?
"Burning down the House" by Talking Heads

You can read other neat answers by joining Mama M on 5 crooked halos
  My 9/11/10 post: 

 I participate in Alphabe-Thursday (Jenny Matlock)  This was my post for "B" this past philosophy:
My Thoughts on how to BE!
* always B true to yourself, your principles, your values, your feelings
* let sleeping dogs B
This is my son's dog Pico (who I think is now ours)
* leave the past where it B man!
* NEVER B sorry for Being Honest!
* Try to always B kind
* B a courteous driver
* let your inner child out occasionally to B FREE!
* B there for your Parents, they are the reason you B in existence!
* B observant, you never know, what you see might be helpful to someone else
* B able to laugh at yourself
* B in tune with your body...if it wants to vegg-out, sleep, eat or dance-- let it
* B patient with your spouse's shortcomings, we all have them
* B a PARENT to your children, they have others to B their friends
* B aware of the friends your children have, the music they B listening to, their likes and dislikes(this will help you see when something B out of sync with them)
* B good to our planet, it B the only one we cigarettes out the car window--they are messy and cause forest fires, pick up your own litter, if you see litter and you are near a trash can pick that up, B responsible and RECYCLE and COMPOST (even if you do not garden...somebody you know might, and they would appreciate  your mulch :) )
* do NOT B cruel to animals
* do NOT B afraid to ask questions when you B at the doctor' is your Body, no question is stupid!
* B protective and nurturing to your Brain, it needs stimulation, read Books, challenge yourself
* B the friend, you'd like to have B yours
* B open-minded

upon being given another award or 2 just recently...I offered up 7 more things about me- here's  2 of those tidbits:
My middle name is Elaine...and...I type with 2-4 fingers, still looking at the keys even though I took typing in HS and "keyboarding" in college.  I can type the correct way, but it is sloooowww.  I am pretty darn fast with my own method. 

Here is a poem of mine:

My family:
 My daughter April, 28 now, here she's 24
 Our son Tom, 24 now, here about 20
 Our daughter Amanda, 23 now 21 here
The Hubster Ron, 69 now, about 62 here

You can see me on the side bar, with loads of over info :)

Our "Pretty"

You can peruse my blog to see some of my art, and/or see the slide show at the bottom if you choose to. I am a scrapbooker, stamper, and paper artist, as well as altered and mixed media Artist.

Did I tell you, that last year's OWOH event is what finally made me decide to have a blog?  I had been hemming and hawing for a while. I've never regretted it for a second and I have made many wonderful friends, and kindred spirits! My 1 year blogoversary is 2/5.(see my blogoversary post for many more giveaways-most from etsy shoppe owners or companies) I have had many wonderful milestones during this year, and am actually amazed that people are interested in what I have to say, or to make and share. For me that is what is keeping me afloat in this world, as I am disabled and 80% of the time housebound. The world became smaller in the past year, I've met many guys and gals that have disabilities, and many with amazing Abilities! I learned a lot also, which at my age is ALWAYS a grand thing! Last year's LOGO, the theme was magic carpet ride.

I am offering up some lovely giveaways to say Thank you for visiting me, I hope you'll come back and see me again, one can never have too many friends. :)
Birds of a feather = friends...these are NOT the giveaway, see below

I am drawing AT LEAST 2 winners, an American winner and a winner from any other country.

For my international winner I have for you  A $20 Gift certificate to one of my favorite Jewelry shops;   

For an American winner I have a Large Card making kit I am making myself. here are just a few pictures.  
SHOWN:  A pkg. of 25 card bases and envelopes in Ivory, 10 bright card bases and white envelopes(I might add another 5- 15 to this) A pkg. of making Memories rub-on sentiments, a pretty post-it note pad (for making notes for yourself about new techniques etc) approx 10 double sided pretty card stock pieces, a few self adhesive printed card stock pieces, some single sided printed papers.
 close ups
as promised here is the photo of the other goodies that are part of the grand prize--Card making kit:
a package of Home made Card candy, container of mixed buttons, container of mixed Prima flowers, circle and square slide mounts, pre-packaged chipboard buttons in various shapes and shades of red and orange, lots of Punchinella, 13+ yards of fiber, 15 1/2-yard size pieces of ribbon, and at least 60 stamped images and/or sentiments, some stamped by me, many not.

CHECK this OUT! for every 50 entries I will add another giveaway (for either National or International-Capping out at 200 comments...I have another smaller card kit, and am planning a couple of my altered art pieces)
WE HAVE PASSED the 50 comment mark, so here is the first add-on prize which can go to anyone, anywhere.
2 ACEOs-"Old Friends" and "Question Secrets"...some beads used and a metal ribbon slide I think it actually used to be a piece of jewelry, specialty paper, vellum, collage images, and words. These will come wrapped in a lovely bundle of Ephemera.

 AS promised we have gone past 100 comments so it is time to add on something else. This time I am adding another card kit, it is basically the same as the first picture, minus the little making memories tiny blossoms, and the designer papers are different. then jump to the embellishment picture and you get the buttons and the flowers, a little less ribbon, a little more fibers, less images and sentiments, less punchinella, no card candy, no slide mounts, and not one of those chip board button packs. THIS CARD KIT will go to anyone anywhere. NOTE: the flowers and buttons will be in baggies not containers to keep my shipping costs down. 

WOWZA, here we go again we are at 150 comments, so here is yet another prize that will go to anyone anywhere:
  3 Italian tumbled stone tiles that I hand stamped with Timber Brown Staz-on ink, spray sealed and made into magnets. Each tile is 1 and 7/8" square and 3/8" thick. They are in a sea shell theme and go together in the set of 3.
 **NOTE: one more prize will be added as long as we reach 200 or more comments.

OK we have passed the 200 mark, therefore I am adding one last prize: 
that means 13 yards of fibers, 13- 1/2 yards of ribbons, 13 buttons, 13 pieces of old jewelry that can be used for embellishing, 13 vintage book pages, 13 scraps of fabric, 13 stamped backgrounds (A2 size) 13 collage images cut from quality collage sheets. 
AGAIN this can go to anyone, anywhere!

How to be eligible:
* You must have an active blog (as this is the point of a blog hop)
* NO anonymous posts will be accepted...that is MY BLOG POLICY
* You must comment on this post, ONLY once
* You MUST add your email to the BODY of your comment in this form:  (ex.)  sallysmith AT gmail DOT com---spell out at and dot, otherwise you are giving out your email to the world internet"bots"
* You MUST tell me in your comment where you are located
* PLEASE be a participant in this hop
* I'd LIKE it very much if you'd answer this question; "What made you start your blog?"

COMMENTS CLOSE AT 3am EST on 2/18/11, which is in compliance with OWOH rules of 12amPST

It would be my pleasure to Light your way along the FLIGHT path to the next stop on your ride through our ONE World and it's common ONE Heart!!
 Bye, Bye Birdie!!


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Fiona Whitehead said...

Hi - lovely to find you via OWOH and to read all about you and your family - I'm in England so one of your overseas visitors - please come and stop by my blog and enter my giveaway too x

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Hi Susan, Yes it is an exciting time of the year when we take part in One World One Heart again, even if it's for the last time. I started my blog because I was inspired by all the wonderful blogs out there, I also wanted to share my art. Patsy.paterno (at) from

Lynn Stevens said...

Hi Susan, Great to see you got your post up. I started blogging to share my work and meet new crafters. Please sign me up!
minpinsloveme at msn dot com

I still need to send you that unfo on the house don't I?

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Susan,
What a fantastic blog post for OWOH!!!! And your giveaways are fantastic!!! I loved reading about your neat!
I am at:

I hope I did that right!

Lisa K said...

I love OWOH and the chance to meet new people! I started blooging two years ago to share my love of scrapbooking with my friends and family!

Havea great day
Lisa K

Kim Mailhot said...

Hi Susan ! Welcome to the OWOH lovefest !
It was lovely to meet you and to see how your blog has explaned your world and your connection to others. That is why I started writing my blog - I needed to express myself and to find my tribe and boy, did I !
Thanks for the chance to win your sweet prize!
Enjoy the flight!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

It's lovely to see you again through OWOH, Susan! My OWOH post will be re-posted tomorrow as Lisa told me it was up too early.

I began blogging to inspire me to learn more about my city and record my travels.

My e-mail is in my blog profile :)

ziggy stardust said...

Hi Susan, I started to blog to share ideas with the many interesting people that I have met here. I get inspired everyday when I visit the blogs and I thought well maybe I can inspire someone too.

My email is


Papillon Bleu said...

Oh my! Why did I start blogging is a VERY long story.

The short version is: I moved to England and created a blog to be less isolated and share a bit of my creativity with kindred spirits.

Myster said...


I have never heard of OWOH or some other things I found on blogs this morning, but I am SO excited to know about them now. :) This is so awesome... Well, I have a blog.. 3 blogs on blogger, to be exact.. I update two of them regularly. My email is the.ahmazindg AT gmail DOT com
and... I started my first blog on here for a school assignment. Prior to that I had other blogs and I added more blogs onto Blogger because I enjoy typing out my thoughts, feelings, and anything that comes to mind on a daily basis. I get rather lonely and having a blog really helps me out, because I can reach out to other people by just typing on a keyboard. I also love reading the blogs of other people for some warm fuzzy feelings, inspiration, and to know I'm not alone. What a groovy contest... thank you for letting me know about this! :)

- amanda

Elsina said...

My blog started as an update log to my website, but slowly it took over my website :) Love your give away and would love to enter! I am also participating in OWOH.

Greetings from Israel, Elsina

bockel24 said...

How nice to meet your whole family here, and they all look like I´d love to meet them! I know what you mean with having a blog because of OWOH - I´ve had so much fun with it in the last years! And my world has also become much smaller since I started blogging five years ago.
Well, I´ve visited that jewelry shop, and I´d love to win your gift certificate, so please enter my name to your drawing. Greetings from Germany, Marion

Anonymous said...

How lovely! I would love to win it!
Please come to my Blog to win a real crystal ball!
Be well & wish well,

Wendy said...

I always love stopping by to hear more about your family and esp. seeing your furbabies. This post made me smile, Susan :) Very, very nice giveaways, might I add!

AlwaysInspired said...

Wonderful prizes!
Come join my OWOH! I'm #50!

Minky Magic said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Great that you joined the OWOH blog hop for its final flight this year! I started my blog as a way to show my creations - a kind of online gallery I guess!
My email is in my blog profile

Palimpa Lim said...

Hi Susan, I started my blog in the hope to find kindred spirits - and it came true for me. That's such a gift.
Thank you for stopping by in my little corner of bloggerland - I really appreciate that!


Diane said...

Awesome creativity pack! Sign me up!

gpc said...

What great gifts! I enjoyed visiting your blog, and I hope you will visit mine, too. I started my blog because I thought it was better than talking to myself, lol! gpc490[at]gmail[dot]com USA!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Greetings!...So pleased to visit your lovely blog. I am a Canadian Mixed Media and Digital Artist and look forward to meeting a new friend. I hope you will visit my blog as well.

Thank you for including me in your wonderful gift draw. Hugs, Gayle.

Arya said...

Thank you for being apart of the OWOH journey!

Donna said...

Thank you for taking the time to offer this lovely gift and thank you for the opportunity to win!

Tracey@glitterbugstudios said...

Hi Susan, so lovely to meet you on this fine wintry evening! And thanks so much for the nice comment on my blog as well! I agree that this is a wonderful event to meet new bloggers. I started my blog just over a year ago at the needling of my online BFF. I have had a blast doing it. i would love to win the card kit as I see lots of lovely papers that can also be used in my altered art. Here is my e-mail:
Take care, Tracey

Simply Shaz said...

Hi Susan
What a great post you have written.
And WOW what a HUGE house you live in...14 rooms....WOW!!!
Fab 'door prizes' :)
...Saying HELLO and giving a little *Wave* from here in the UK :)
Happy OWOH
Shaz x

Beadwright said...

Hello my dear friend. Last year we met and even when days pass us by you are always in my thoughts and my heart. Thank you so much for the your kind words about me. You also bring sunshine to people you meet. I hope this year brings you lots of new friends, howdy's form old ones and the joy of know how people feel about you.

Janine said...

Hallo Susan, nice to meet you
Thank you for giving us the chance to win your great doorprice.
This is an awesome giveaway and you are a generous lady.
Please count me in.
Come visit me on my blog,I join the OWOH- event too.
Regards from Germany and happy OWOH

Jeanie Callaghan said...

Lovely give-aways! I have a kitty with a face just like that here in Georgia!

Jeanie Callaghan
I am #249 on the OWOH list

Dolly said...

Love your pretty kitty! :-)

What a fun give away....lots of inspiration and fun stuff to play with!

Smiles, Dolly

Loralynn said...

Fantastic giveaway! You have a lovely family. It is so much fun seeing all the different types of things being given away and meet new(to me) bloggers! Please enter me in your giveaway!

Tumbleweed Trails said...

Hope you have oodles of fun during OWOH. What a great blog and wonderful OWOH post. I enjoyed all the photos. Everything you create is wonderful. The birds are terrific. Thanks for your generosity and participation in the event. Count me in please.
visionquest2020 AT msn DOT com

Jodaeodesign said...

What a beautiful family. Please include me in your drawing.

The Altered Paper said...

Count me in for your OWOH Door Prize Please! This is my first time participating in this great event! So Many Creative Bloggers Out Here!

Anonymous said...

As I take my trip around the world through OWOH, I had to stop here and learn more about you. I'm so glad I did. What a beautiful blog you have. I always love to have please come and pay me a visit too! Count me in to enter your fabulous give-away! I'd like to thank you for giving me this opportunity!
Be sure to visit me on my blog too!
kottagekreations_2009(at)yahoo(dot)com (I'M IN CALIFORNIA USA)

fortuitous faery said...

greetings from snowy new jersey!

what a lovely giveaway!

i started my blog 10 years (!) ago because i was curious about blogging...and wanted to keep an online journal!

our OWOH giveaway is here:

Dymphie said...

My blog-start was 5 years ago, just to share the things I make, no exciting reasons...♡
you are so joyful in your abilities, really ompressive. the birdies you offer are divine ♡ Please add my name to your drawing ♡
You are most welcome at my blog
papieren avonturen too for my little OWOH giveaway

xox Dymphie

T'Rina said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and saying Hi, I am really impressed with all you have to say and i hope you have a great time with OWOH this year
T'Rina in Boise Idaho, USA

Sunshineshelle said...

Wow, your blog is cool, meeting the family & all, makes me feel like I met a friend I didn't know about :) Thanks for sharing! By the way I'm pleased to meet you (I'm Shelle from Sunshine Coast Australia) If you have time I'd love you to come on over check out my giveaways & comment at my OWOH post too :) One World One Heart... It's exhausting BUT SO MUCH FUN!!!!

Healing Woman said...

What a clever and post for OWOH! You managed to share family and crafts and still made room for your very unique door prizes! Your fanciful birds of a feather go perfectly with the theme this year. Also, it was a great idea to give the gift certificate to those of other countries and a separate one for those of us in the States! Please add me to your drawing. If you have time, please also fly on over to my blog at number 92. I'm a sculptor.

Rae said...

Hi Susan, Thanks for dropping by my blog and adding your name as a follower. I am sorry I wasn't able to add you to my giveaway since it had already closed. I plan on having another one, so look for it later and jump in if you can.

Fat Dormouse said...

Oooooh, I love card making and would love to receive your great giveaway gift.

I am interested in card making and decorating boxes - but sadly found out about OWOH too late to participate.

I have two blogs - come & see me sometime

Micki said...

You know how much I would love to win that as I love crafting. It was lovely reading about you and your family.
Don't forget to visit Irish Muses:

BabesbyBarb said...

Hi Susan I enjoyed reading about you and your family, you have some great giveaways. I started my blog to showcase my polymer clay babies and use it for other things too like travel photos or works in progress.
please pop over and see my blog

Cherry said...

Yea! So glad to be here. You have an awesome blog! Come check mine out sometime. Thanks for entering me!

Kathy said...

Hi Susan, it was very interesting reading about you and meeting you and your family. I'm glad to hear nobody was hurt in the fire and it was contained...whew! What a great giveaway! Oh, also thanks so much for stopping by my blog and entering.

Happy travels.

Bright blessings,

Cheryl said...

Greetings from Fresno, California :-)
Please enter me in your drawing for your lovely give-away gift. I started to blog after seeing a crafters blog for the very first time. I was like "I could do that"... so I did. I'm so glad I didn't come across one of those "fabulous" blogs or else I would have thought... "I wish I could do that!" lol
~Cheryl over @ Artsy Fartsy

cheekyradish said...

Great introduction and a fun blog! Enter my into your drawing please, and hop over to visit me at #521 if you'd like!

Maggi said...

Flying in from One World One Heart! :)

Wonderful to read more about you and your beautiful family! I started my blog as a way to talk about life with a new baby. :) Great to meet you!

justaddglitter at gmail dot com

You're welcome to visit my OWOH post anytime!

Happy Blog Discovery!

Jane said...

I learned a few new things about you here. What an interesting job to be outside with trees. I loved the photos of your gorgeous family too.

My blog has moved:


Janet Bocciardi said...

Beautiful family, Susan. So nice to meet you. Love the friend birds you created!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog post earlier. All the best,

Janet, Pacific Northwest, USA

Hoopie said...

Hi, I have enjoyed viewing your blog .What type dog is the white one that was your sons?

Your give aways are so very nice

PEA said...

Hi Susan, so lovely to meet you and read these tidbits about you! How wonderful that you started blogging after last year's OWOH, isn't it amazing the treasured friendships that are made through our blogs?

Please add my name for your giveaway, I would so love to win any one of your goodies:-)

Make sure you come by and enter my own giveaway if you haven't done so already!!

Hugs, PEA from Canada xox

Mimi said...

Bracing for the storm here in Michigan!

I would love to be your winner.

Please stop by my blog and enter my OWOH giveaway also! I'm #590.

hoerauf at comcast dot net


Karla Rosendall said...

What a generous giveaway!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love your little birdie and you have wonderful gifts! I'm not international...but I love Molly's beautiful things! Thank you! I hope you'll visit me, too! I'm # 389 !

Antonella said...

Ciao! I am so happy to meet you today on the wings of OWOH! Thanks for a chance to win your wonderful giveaway!!
Hugs, ♥ ♥ ♥ Antonella ♥ ♥ ♥
wing stop #153, snowy New Jersey
Please stop by #153 for a chance to win my giveaway!

Lezlei Ann Young said...

Oh please enter me in your OWOH Giveaway! If I am the winner, you can contact me at Take a moment to visit my blog and enter my OWOH Giveaway at


Christina said...

You have a lovely blog and beautiful family! Please do add my name to your drawing..
I'm OWOH#502

Digital Misfit said...

Your blog and family are lovely,Susan :)
I do not remember why I started my blog. I do like to use it to share art with the world (mine, and that of others whom I admire). OWOH is my very favorite blog event, and I am sad to see it go. I am happy that the list stays up all year so I can revisit the wonderful bloggers who make OWOH so special.
Thank you for participating in OWOH 2011. Pop by my blog, #51, if you get a chance.
hugs from ON, Canada

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Sounds like your family is quite busy and very interesting.
BTW, I believe the OTOW rules say everything has to be shipped everywhere; at least, that's what Lisa told me. I had two prizes, one continental USA and the other international. Lisa said, "nope, it all has to be international." And, if you didn't want to know...sorry.
You've got lovely gift aways; winners will be very happy!

manola said...

Lively the OWOH!! Because so I can discover the other blogs very beautiful to see as yours for example..
My blog is:
Http: //
Beautiful week by at home;-)

Nanbon44 said...

So very nice to meet you,
Please enter my name in your lovely giveaway-
Bonnie in Florida
Blogs #566 and #567 USA

Katy said...

Not seen this before - where have I been LOL. I don't really know why I started blogging, everyone else seemed to be doing it so I went with the flow I guess! My email is katy DOT l DOT fox AT gmail DOT com.

Thanks for popping to my blog the other day, it's so lovely to have new visitors :).

Linda said...

Hi Susan,

Nice to meet you! I strted my blog as a different venue to sell my jewelry,branch out to other fields of interest and meet new friends.
Stop by and enter my giveaway too.
charmedvictorian at gmail dotcom
Best WIshes,

Aimee Jeffries said...

Hi Susan, I've been a follower for a bit :) I started blogging to keep some sort of record of what I was creating, and I was determined one of the things I created would be a blog.

Happy OWOH!

just me said...

wonderful paper goodies, please throw my name in! I started blogging to follow some of my favorite artists on ebay, then etsy, then artfire, etc!:) Wish I was better about posting, but I read all the ones I follow daily, plus some! rchelle dot hotmail dot com :) R'Chelle

craftycrafter said...

hello Susan,just popped over to visit so pleased I did to be part of your blog hoptake care love Dorothy you have been kind enough to visit me before my blog is

ByLightOfMoon said...

Thanks Susan for spending so much time trying to get into my blog! I hope I have it fixed now and no more problems for anyone! I really appreciate the message you sent!

You blog is absolutely fantastic! Your family is awesome and you are very involved in so many sites. You are very good in your art.

I do type like you with a few fingers and I also watch the keys too. I really cannot type worth a flip!

I got involved blogging when a group of friends on ebay got together to get away from the message group boards there. we all started blogging and getting to know each other better than just signing into ebay everyday.

Some have gone on to facebook too and so I have two facebook accounts which is difficult with both keeping up.

I am lots of desire to learn more crafting and I am getting more diligent with it. I am trying to clean out and downsize as we are older too and I envy your acrage and farmhouse.
At least that way, I would not be so crowded in our garden home.

I also am disabled some with a neuropathy that keeps me off my feet and pelvis so iy is hard to sit still . I move around a lot adn RX to help. Even a spinal stimulator!

MY animals are part of our family also like yours.

I will catch you more later on, Smiles, Cyndi
ByLightOfMoon at charter dot net

CathyH said...

Hello Susan. Whew, fire wood is hard work..hats off to you! You have a beautiful family!
cathyguitarteacher-77 at

Atypical Girl said...

What an interesting post! Sounds like you've had quite the year. I'm glad things are going better for you. Your prizes are great, but I am partial to those birds of a feather.

I love seeing all the neat things that people create!

Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

Amy from Pennsylvania (OWOH #520)
artsyrockerchick at aim dot com

Cameron said...

Susan...I so enjoyed meeting you and your family! I started blogging a year ago as well...haven't looked back..haha!

So nice to have a venue to share, chat and support. Thanks for having me!

Cameron #83


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jacque4u2c said...

Greetings from Louisville, KY - USA
Nice to meet you and visit your blog.
Winning your give away would be awesome!
Thanks for including me in your drawing..Come visit me, I am playing too.

Dianne said...

It's so nice learning about you and your family. Makes the event even more personal.
Wonderful giveaways too! The birdies are awesome.
Please enter me in your contest and come over to enter mine-#348.

greenest mermaid said...

Hi Susan!
Your giveaway is epic! So many amazing things! Count me in :)
Please feel free to visit my blog (#462 on the list!) to check out my giveaways :)


It was nice to sit down by the fire and have a cup of coffee to get to know you. Your family is lovely as well as what appears to be one spoiled dog and cat! lol I'm waving to you from Ohio. stop for a visit too and will look forward to seeing who gets your lovely prizes! #220

K Shiroma said...

Such a gorgeous assortment of papers!

I started my blog as a personal catalog of all the beautiful art jewelry I discover while surfing the net.

I simply love blogging now!

You can contact me through my website or through email:
oopsartdesignsblog AT gmail DOT com

Shaiha said...

Oh what a great giveaway and an awesome giveaway! Please enter me in your drawing.

I am also joining in the fun. Be sure to stop by and say hi. I am number 650.


Regina said...

On the wings of OWOH, flying in from the coast of Alabama, I'm waving greetings. I am discovering so many amazing folks. So happy that it brought me to your blog.
It's such a pleasure to meet you and learn a bit about you. I loved how you did this OWOH post..I feel as though I really know you now ^_^

My muse is drooling already over your giveaway...please add me.

I hope that you will come by and visit my whimsical world and get your name in the Chazman's glass bowl. #104 Southern Ooaks


Anonymous said...

What a lovely blog and your family is lovely too. Oh and Pretty, what a cutie.
I am in England and I do so love to meet new fellow bloggers.
thanks for the chance to win your lovely door prize and for giving us the opportunity to get to know you and your art
hugs June

Art by Ruth Sagrario Macotela said...

Hi Susan, thanks for sharing a lot of you with us, I like you...I feel so grateful with OWOH event, I don't care if it's for the last time, I'm having so much joy :)

I would love to win your giveaway!:)

Ruth #555

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Wonderful gifts. I'm # 11, and would love to have you stop by if you haven't already.

stampgram said...

Greetings from Cody, Wyoming! Isn't this fun? Loved reading about you. I will be back to browse some more when the event is over! Please enter me in your drawing.
If you have a moment stop by and enter my giveaways too.
# 385
# 132

Beckie Holso said...

Isn't this fun? I just love OWOH! Thank you for participating... please count me in for your terrific giveaway. If you get a chance, I hope you'll visit me too (if you haven't already).

Beckie =)
artbeckons at hotmail dot com
San Diego, California, USA

OWOH #119
OWOH #132

Gale Varland said...

Hello from Oregon. Thanks for the chance to win one of your giveaways. I have really enjoyed reading about you and your family. Beautiful pics of them!
:) Gale

Jenxo said...

hi Susan, you are offering some great prizes....:)
Im from Australia and started my blog cos i looked at all these blogs and thought i can do that !
Thanks for stopping by my blog tooo

Donna said...

Such a lovely blog and a fun giveaway. Please enter me and thank you!

carylsrealm said...

Hi Susan! Please include my name! :)

sasa said...

Thanks for the wonderful story and your visit. I think you have an amazing, rich and fab life and family!

Count me in...

Wanda AKA "Craftymule" said...

Hello from snow-covered Arkansas! It's nice meeting you and checking out your blog. Please enter me in your fantastic giveaway and be sure to stop by and enter mine, too. #215 on the list.

Warmest regards,

Wanda Eash
Two Crafty Mules

To Sew With Love said...

lovely door prizes! i am glad to have joined OWOH and meet lovely bloggers like you.

Sam Bonney said...

Hello, nice to meet you, such a friendly blog, and fantastic givaway!

Quiltmoose - Dagmar said...

Hi Susan! Thanks for visiting my blog! Loved to read your long, long post ;-) And also would love to win one of your prizes! Please enter my name into your draw!
I'll definitely come back and read more about you and your world :-)

Greetings from Germany,
Dagmar #88

flyingbeader said...

Ooops...I posted to the wrong blog entry. I'm down in the TOO EARLY to post post! My booboo. I'm still thinking

Carmen said...

Hi Susan :P

Yay a fellow waffler ;)

Lovely to read about you and I did go and read your Dear So and So too. I love your honesty :) I love your B list too - I agree wholeheartedly! My pet peeve with drivers though is indicators. Gaaaaargh! USE THEM or USE THEM CORRECTLY! Or lane straddlers - don't get me started.

So - I am located in the UK and as you have so very nicely visited my OWOH already you know I'm participating ;)

I started my blog coming up 2 years ago... I don't think I have a hard and fast reason why I started. I noticed some other peoples and I liked the idea of posting pictures of what I'd made - I was just starting to get more confident in my stuff. My PC had been playing up for a while (I finally replaced my tower this Christmas) and I thought it a good way as a kind of back up of pictures. I'm also really into comps and noticed there was quite a few that required you to have a blog so that was a factor as well.

Honestly though it's opened so many doors. I have a back problem and am not that active or social. My social life does mostly revolve around being online and I've met so many wonderful friends through it :)

*Eek* - epic comment but must answer your questions quickly to me :P

Alice was in a recently released DVD vampire movie called Suck. It's brilliant, funny... I love it.

Sookie Stackhouse - yes I agree totally and have read them all bar the last two. Hope to get them soon.

I am just starting to feel a little more human today - thank you so much for asking :)

Oh and by the way - I love nosy people *g*

Carmen x

OWOH #365

Carolyn or Connee said...

Good wishes to you. Thank you for having such lovely give aways. I have been wanting to learn how to start making my own cards. I would love to make a special card for my new niece...Mina Wren..born 1/22/2011. I started blogging because I couldn't keep it inside any more.
Carolyn Kight from Michigan, USA


Another email: (I like this one the best.)

Clayworks by Lisa Boucher said...

Hello Susan! Thanks so much for stopping my blog and for the follow! I love your altered art - Very creative. Great prizes - love the birdie and the cards. Wonderful to meet you - Happy OWOH blog hopping! Lisa #338

Holly said...

Hello from central Minnesota! You have a lovely blog and your door prize(s) are fabulous! I started blogging to share with family and to share some of my crafts with others. Thanks for the chance.

Heidi said...

wow- what alot of sharing and thank you so much. I am glad this event spurred you to start your blog.
Thank you for offering this item up! I hope you will stop over to my blog as well, I am giving away some handmade cards.
Heidi #259 said...

What a delightful blog! And what generous giveaways! Please sign me up! :)

And please visit my blog to see my OWOH giveaway:

Seattle WA

Teri said...

Hello from Michigan! I love paper crafts too although I have been dedicated my time lately to altered art jewelry! I love bling!! And anything soft, sweet, and delicate!! Thanks for sharing your blog! I enjoyed reading your story!
Please include me in your giveaway.
Come visit me at

Thanks Teri

rebecca's rainbow kisses said...

Greetings from Massachusetts where the snow keeps falling and leaves glitter and sparkles on everything. Susan, I loved reading about you and your beautiful family. I'm sorry you are disabled but, it sounds like blogging and being creative keeps you connected to the small planet we live on. Blessings in the journey, Rebecca #393

martha brown said...

Well I'm international, so I checked out Molly the Pirate's Etsy shop. I've added it to my favourites! Please enter my name into your draw -- thanks so much!
~martha (#384)
(from Toronto :)

Kim Dellow said...

So lovely Susan. Nice to see and your blog on my journey around. Enjoy the rest OWOH 2011. Kim (no.724)

Caroline said...

Wonderful giveaway! Please enter me--thanks! OWOH #318

Pop Art Minis said...

Count me in for your awesome giveaway! Thanks for stopping by my blog on the OWOH blog hop! Too fun!

Artfully Musing said...

Hailing you from sunny Arizona. I've enjoyed visiting your blog and learning about you and your art. I hope you’ll visit my blog and signup to win my prizes. Laura

joy said...

Hi, Susan! Your blog is very interesting and lovely. I found you via Lynn Stevens' blog!! My e-mail: jmeadows17 at neo dot rr dot com. I live in Canton OH and started my blog to share my art and join swaps and challenges I had seen on other blogs.

Leila West said...

What a fantastic giveaway prize, please enter me, hope I win :-) Thank you for posting a comment on my blog too, it's been very nice to meet you!

Marianna said...

This is my first year Love your work. Stop by when you get a chance.

baglady said...

HI Susan- I am Nancy from cold and snowy Michigan. I enjoyed reading your story and meeting you and your family. I am also participating and I am lucky number 777. My email is nmarkosky (at) comcast (dot)net does that make sense?

Nancy said...

Hi Susan: Love your birds. I really don't know why I started my blog. I enjoy reading yours.

...Darlene said...

Thank you for visiting my blog world. I am so enjoying all the meeting new people from all over.

Sorry to hear about your fire but glad it was contained.

I would love to be in your gift giveaway.
darlene a

Lori said...

I'm here on the recommendation of Lynn Stevens, and so glad I stopped by! What a wonderful giveaway! I started blogging to share ART! You can reach me at llhassle at yahoo dot com. Thanks for the opportunity!

Naked Heart Art said...

Hi Susan,

Lovely family! Wonderful art and an interesting blog, the magic 3! Would love to enter your drawing.

Hope you'll pop by for a visit!

OWOH #217
Naked Heart Art

Sharon said...

Hi Susan It was a delight to meet your family! I started blogging because I enjoyed finding people with similar interest. Once I started I never looked back. Art is my passion. I love your giveaway. wildflowerhouse at hotmail dot com

artworks_studio said...

Ciao Bella! This is my first trip with OWOH and the ride has been amazing! I am so excited to meet you and to see what you create. Thank you for inviting me. if you have time please wander over to my blog and say hello.

quiltmom said...

I was a blog lurker for almost two years before I had my own blog( I have written my blog for over two years now) Often I would get a response like where is your blog- or you should have a blog. Around the same time, my husband started a hockey blog and encouraged me to start a quilt blog so I did. It is not as hard as I thought it would be. I have enjoyed making friends around the globe that love creating things with their hands. I write about my life and quilting.
I have enjoyed my blogging journey and continue to do so..
Happy OWOH- I hope you are visited by many new bloggers who become friends on your journey.
You can find my blog here:
Regards from Western Canada,

Connie said...

please enter me in your terrific card making kit giveaway, and come enter mine!

Donna said...

Thank you for for offering this beautiful gift and thank you for the chance to win. Your hard work really shows!

Anonymous said...

I am located in Florida and I started my blog as a way to "get out of the house" and meet other artists. I am disabled and can't get out much, only to the doctors and an occasional trip to the art store. My email is waxbeachartist at hotmail dot com.

Dawn said...

Hello from Alberta Canada ~
It's great fun to view so many artsy blogs from all over during OWOH, isn't it?
Please visit my blog too! (OWOH #602)

Astrid Maclean said...

What a fantastic giveaway, would love to have a chance to win so please put me in your drawing!

Greetings from bonny Scotland,
and thanks for your visit!

Keisha said...

Hello from Navada! I love your giveaway! Please count me in! Thank you!!

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(¸.•´ (¸.•´Keisha

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Hi Susan,
Nice to meet you!
Lovely blog and some Awesome Giveaways!!
Hope you have time to hop over and visit my blog/OWOH post.
Jan (UK)

Anonymous said...

Hello Susan, thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving a comment, which by the way almost made me pee my pants from laughing about you scrunching up your eyes and saying please let me win, please let me win!!! :D OK, the worm has turned and now I have just become your most newest follower and I JUST HAVE TO WIN THIS STUFF! We all need more stuff and I see this as a most excellent way of adding to my newest addiction of card making! LOL I am being silly, it is the jet lag from all of this world traveling, I am not used to it all, but lovin' every minute of it. I do think I must stop adding stuff to my sidebar on my blog before it explodes...
Hugs from snowy, icy New Hampshire,
Beth P

Barbara said...

Well hello Susan! Thank you for stopping by my blog today! I hail from Flippin, AR Like my blog says I live close to the White River and the Buffalo River. And I love gourd art! I started my blog when I became house bound for awhile after back surgery (part of my disability) to connect with other people who crochet. Now though my blog is about my gourd art. My email is:lmoore(at)flippinweb(dot)com

I hope you will come back to see me.

Hugs XX

CreativSpirit said...

Hi Susan, greetings from Australia. Great to meet you and have a look around your blog. You have a very interesting story to tell.
I would love to be the lucky winner of one of your lovely gifts. I understand that your birds are not being given away but just wanted to say how beautiful they are. Please come by #9 and say hello.


paintedlady89 said...

Thanks for sharing so much about yourself. I hope you come and visit me.... I love your birds and I love paper arts too. So glad to visit your blog.

Kathy said...

Hi from Manitoba, Canada..Susan... thank you for stopping by my blog.. it is so lovely to meet you..I loved reading your post so much fun...why I started my blog?? well.. had thot about it for a long time.. but when I wanted to do a facebook giveaway and you weren't allowed to do that... had to put the picture for the guess the # of bowls I'll definitely be back again...
# 617

S. said...

What a great giveaway! Thank you for your generosity and a chance to win :)
I'm from Mexico, please stop by my blog to participate in my drawing, I'm #323. said...

Hello, greetings from Malaysia. Happy OWOH to you.
I'm also participating in OWOH 2011 and here is my link.
Please come visit me too!

whimsyloft [at] gmail [dot] com

JDConwell said...

What a wild and colorful post! :~) That was fun. Thank you for sharing your light with us, Susan.
(My favorite picture was Pico.)
Hermits' Garden

Beedeebabee said...

Hi Susan! My goodness, what a great post. I loved reading about you and your family, and your giveaways are truly wonderful. I'm not participating in this lovely event, only because I don't have the time, but it's so nice to watch all that's going on. Enjoy!
xo Paulette

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Hi Susan, Thank you so much for visiting my blog & inviting me to stop by yours. I am so glad I did! I hope to spend some more time looking around when things are not so hectic! Thank you for sharing your family, your crafts, your heart! Debbie #331

Elaine Akers said...

Hello from southeastern Massachusetts. I have really enjoyed your blog and I will be back after OWOH is over. Thanks for the opportunity of winning one of your giveaways.
Stop and visit my blog #634

Debra said...

Wow what a lovely giveaway! Please add me to the list !Thank you for the opportunity to win!

Deborah said...

I personally love the birds but I would be happy to win one of your other giveaways too. OWOH was why I decided to start a blog too two years ago. Please add me to your giveaway list and come over and visit me too. I am No. 229 on the list.

Belinda said...

Hello You have a lovely Blog ,Please come see mine,
My giveaway is a ooak bunting baby doll
Hugs Belinda

SpiritMama said...

Hi Susan,
Your blog is so fun, and I love those little birds! I also love cards and card making (as does my 13 year old daughter, so thet would be great to win!
Stop by if you have a chance:-)
Waxela (wa-shay-la)

s hyler said...

I would love to be entered in your wonderful drawing. Please stop by my blog #809 for a chance to win my door prize.

HHCampbell said...

Hello, it’s nice to meet you! I appreciate your stopping by my blog.
Enjoy the rest of your OWOH tour! Cheers!
natureswalk at comcast dot net

calej said...

Hello Susan,

It's great to hear about you and what you don't like while driving haha. I have a few of those too! Thank you for these nice offerings! Your family is so beautiful!

Hope you can join in my goodie giveaways as well! :)


calejbitsvyk at gmail dot com
calej d’art

peggy aplSEEDS said...

thanks so much for the chance to win your giveaway! i am not from the US but i do have a US address, does that count for the big giveaway, LOL? i started my blog with thoughts of joining OWOH the following year. i guess lots of people were encouraged to start blogs because of OWOH! i hope you can come and visit me at and join my OWOH giveaway.

cottageprims said...

I started my blog to meet kindred spirits who enjoy the same things I do and "get" me.Count me in on the lovely giveaway.If I should be the lucky winner just email me through my blog.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Liz-Anna said...

Lovely giveaways, Susan! Thanks for visiting my blog, too. Hope you're having lots of fun with this event!


Rayna said...

Greetings from Minnesota! Your blog is awesome, and your giveaway is just as awesome! I loved reading about your family! And the tree cutting business when you were 9 months pregnant? Sounds like my mom :) Good strong woman! Umm...I started my blog to keep up with everyone else who was blogging in my Shetland sheep world, and moved on to my flower blog and my craft blog. :)


northstarshetlands AT

apinkdreamer said...

hi! fantastic givaway! i'm eleni from greece!!!

Liz Revit said...

What a great post for the OWOH event. And your giveaways are lovely. Thanks for the chance to win.

Que Bella said...

Hey Susan, It's so lovely to meet you and to discover your blog. What great and generous giveaways! I started my blog because I was really inspired by all the wonderful things others were showcasing on their blogs. But, you know, I'm still searching for my blogging niche. Thanks so much for visiting my OWOH post. ~Michelle, OWOH participant 598 (email is in my profile).

Lisa W. said...

Love your giveaway and thank you for the chance to win. :) I would love for you to stop by and visit me at #597 Canada

Stitchety Grub said...

Fabulous Giveaway - please include me and do come and visit my blog and enter mine too –if you haven’t already – I am #139 - I will be back for a more leisurely look around your blog after the event :-) – Cheers Britt in Australia

littlepurpleroom said...


Been having a nice visit. I left a comment on another post also.
I'm so glad you have kept the blog going after last years OWOH. You have done an amazing job with it.

I'm with you about the housekeeper hahhaa. I have to get over my guilt thing whereas I always feel like I should be washing/cooking/scrubbing/tending to something other than my art. Thank goodness Larry never says a word, or there would be trouble in paradise.

Hey, I love your nifty door stuff, but I am hearting those birds you are teasing me with on this post.
Got any feathers you want to swap with? I have paper, and embellishments and beads and buttons and bows...???
We can talk after this OWOH thingy is put to bed.
Hang in there and take care,

Debbi said...

I enjoyed reading your "intro". Thanks for sharing!
I would love to win the card-making kit. I am an avid card maker. You might say I'm addicted, LOL.
In answer to your question, I also began seriously blogging because of OWOH last year! I had posted a few times prior to OWOH, but I was not very serious about it until after OWOH.
Please stop by my giveaway (#419).

rockcreekcreations said...

Great Giveaway! I'm not currently entered in owoh but after visiting so many blogs with it, I'm inspired to participate and have a giveaway! My email address is: rockcreekcreations at gmail dot com....I'm hoping to put my giveaway post up tonight!

Doreen G said...

Hi from Canberra Australia thanks for allowing me to enter your giveaway and please come by my blog and enter mine.
Doreen #573

Peggy Alborn said...

Such sweet offerings! I am so pleased that you follow my blog and love reading yours! Peggy

WW said...

What a great stash, I would love to win.

Jules@OneBookShy said...

Hi Susan!

Just stopping by on the hop. I'm so glad we discovered each other on here last year. I agree that this has indeed made the world a smaller & nicer place for all of us.

(Don't enter me in your fantastic drawing, I just wanted to let you know I came by to see what you've been up to :)

Jules@mooncatfarms & onebookshy

Marie S said...

Hi there Susan, greetings from southern california.
I am so happy my flight on OWOH has brought me to your inspiring blog and your wonderful cards giveaways and doorprizes.
If you get a chance on your journey through OWOH, come spend a few minutes of your valuable time with me #442.

Jacque said...

Susan, thank you for the wee peek into your family and life!! As you probably already know I started my blog at the request of a number of mentors and for the purpose of sharing with others! I might add that it has been a real joy!! Thank you also for selecting me as one of your sweet bloggers...that is indeed an honor!! and I can be found at

Laurie said...

What a wonderful, long, introductory post. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and entering my OWOH giveaway! Enjoy the rest of the event!

Thearica said...

Hi Susan... Lynn said to tell you she sent me. Isn't she a sweetheart!!

I started my blog at the beckoning of a dear friend from Texas. She wanted me to highlight my longarm machine quilting and so after mulling it over I finally decided to take the plunge! and I am so glad that I did!

You are so very generous in your giveaway for OWOH!! I am also participating so please visit me!

North Carolina USA!

SharDon Exclusives said...

Lynn to me to stop in. I love OWOH so we can meet sooo many new bloggers. I must go look around at the rest of your posts.
Blessings to you,

Sandi M said...

Hi Susan, So glad that you stopped by my OWOH and left such a lovely post. When your post mentioned your pic was on the sidebar I thought maybe you were the kitty which was the first pic I found ;) Are the pine barrows in NJ? You have awesome door prizes. What a cool variety and how sweet to offer specifically to an international winner (not me, I'm in PA)
Sandi #559

joe said...

oooooo, card candy! and so much more!

i'm having so much fun looking through your blog, susan. thanks so much for being there and for participating in OWOH, which is, of course, how i found you.

this is my first time participating and i'm having tremendous fun!

hope you have a chance to visit my blog, too, if you haven't already!

joe in montana

JBlanton said...

awesome giveaway! I am having so much fun checking out everyone's blogs. Thanks for the chance to win

KnutzEls said...

Hi, thank you for visiting my blog. I looked around at yours and I love the beautiful giveaways. So plese put me on your list.

ben... Titbelsoeur... mais sans sa princessôptipoâ ! said...

hi, thanks for stopping by my blog !
Nice to meet you ! I am so happy to know you now !
please count me in, you are offering so many nice prizes !! hope I will win one of them !
greetins from France !

Birgit said...

Hi Susan,

I had already visited your blog during the start phase of OWOH, but, obviously, I didn't leave a comment (I just checked). Well, since you can't know that I was here unless I say hello, I better do that now! :)

I also like Jules' blog Moon Cat Farms -- she is such a dear woman. :)

Thanks for the chance to win the gift certificate.

Greetings from Munich,
# 66

Azurlin said...

Hello from Ipswich, MA. Nice to meet you! Please enter my name into the OWOH give away.

I hope you have a chance to visit my blog, too. I'm offering a shabby chic denim necklace as my gift. Hugs...Linda L

SpookyJulz said...

Hi Susan,
I found your blog through Nicole aka Beadwright. I'm a new follower and I've really enjoyed reading through your blog.

Lauren said...

Hello! I'm so glad I found One World One Heart and was able to visit your blog! I'm pretty new to the blogging world and I love seeing the different ways of blogging. I hope you will check out my blog and maybe find something useful there. I'd love to be entered for your door prize, thanks for adding my name to the list!

mom of 3rd culture kids said...

Hello from Thailand! Wow! that's a lot of giveaways.. thank you so much for your generosity.. thank you for sharing a bit about you too.. you have a beautiful family!

please count me in your giveaway!

Here's my OWOH post..please click here.. :)

laetriciajaniel (@) gmail (dot) com

Marianna said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and inviting me over. Your give-aways are great. My 23 yr old son moved back home last year so I know how it feels (both the positive and negative).

Chelle said...

Hi, it's wonderful to meet you through this lovely event. I'd love for my name to be entered into your giveaway. Thank you in advance and have a wonderful day. :-) I'm off now to look at more of your blog!


BrendaLea, the Prpldy said...

Hi Susan,

Been a long time since I have chatted with you, or stopped by. I haven't been feeling too well for quite some time and now have over 7,000 emails that there is no way I can sort through. I haven't been on-line much at all and then one day I did and guess what I see.... OWOH! I knew I had to try and travel my way around to see old friends and maybe make some new ones too. But I haven't forgotten about you. Don't give up on me. I am here just not been real active as of late. And as always you are so generous with your wonderful gifts you are giving away.

BrendaLea A. - Purple Lady
Southern Illinois, USA
prpldy (at) comcast dot net

Tammy Freiborg said...

Wow! Great giveaways. I'll leave it to fate that one of these may find the way to my house. Please visit #875

Simply Debbie said...


Barbara Olivo Cagle said...

Hi Susan Elaine, I would love to win your package of card making kit goodies and ATC's. How sweet your post is. Please visit my blog, too. I am the author of "16 x MOM: A Mastery of Motherhood." I am giving away my book and a couple of laminated 4 leaf clovers.

NoodleBubble said...

Hi from OWOH in ENGLAND! Nice to find your blog - Hope to see you at #728

noodleBubble AT Hotmail DOT Co DOT uk

Happy Valentines Day ♥ Mwah!

fairyrocks said...

Lovley to meet you, We too cut wood for our wood stoves. Canadian winters can be so cold!!!
Love your little birds and I can tell you have a generous heart.
Keep smiling and creating

Lesley said...

Hello Susan, nice to meet you and thanks for dropping by my blog. I am about to become a follower. I lurve those birdies, so darn cute.
I see you like ARTCHIX too.
Drop by anytime and take care of yourself.
Enjoy OWOH

Anonymous said...

Hi Susan! Hello from Chilliwack, BC, Canada! Thanks for dropping by my blogs during the OWOH 2011 hop!
You have a fabulous blog!
Hope you’ve had a wonderful experience! It’s a pleasure meeting you and getting to know you!
~Spike (#22) (#24)

spikelikeart at gmail dot com

Inspiredbyfelix said...

Hiya, Thanks for visiting my blog! Yours is amazing - absolutely jam-packed!
Best wishes

trisha too said...

Susan! I'm glad to see you're OWOHing! We live in Missouri, in a rural area south of Kansas City. I started my blog after a friend had moved, and started a private blog for several of us to share our arty stuff and keep in touch with each other.

Stop by and say hi if you get a chance, or if you haven't already--I haven't started going through OWoH comments yet!
trishatoo at hotmail dot com

Min egen hälsoresa said...

Now I know alot more about you!
I started to blog when I moved to the countryside from a hectic life in Stockholm. I needed a hobby and thought that maybe someone wants to trade cards with me. I wanted to learn how to make cards and I found info abt ATC´s online. WOW, it was a new world for me! Scrapbboking too. Now I am addicted to all this and I love it! :)

Come and visit my giveaway too if you didn´t do it already! Thank you.

Warm regards
Susan nr 471

Jo-Ann Dziubek-MacDonald said...

So nice to meet you here through OWOH! I love your blog and your wonderful giveaways. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier :-)


Tess said...

Greetings from Kansas, I sure did enjoy reading all about you. Your little birdies are so cute. Love the feathered tales. So glad noone was hurt in the fire. Count me in your OWOH draw please.
Teresa aka Tess

Mekkan said...

Hello! Nice to meet you. Greetings from Japan. Thanks for visiting my blog #825. I'm so impressed with your blog and feel grateful too that I get such a wonderful chance to know many talented women in the world. Please count me in and stay in touch.

Damla (Sweepstake Lover) said...

Thanks for the great giveaway. Best wishes...
My love for giveaways and meeting new blogs, stores and companies made me start my blog.

annabell_lee_dk (at)

stampdiva said...

Susan, Greetings from Scotland.
Thank you so much for visiting (#798, Adorn)me especially as this is my first year.
Wonderful, generous prizes on offer. Please count me in.
Warm Wishes

Darlene said...

Greetings from North Carolina. Great to hear about your family. Love those little birds. You really know how to create excitement with your giveaways. Thanks so much for making this event so much fun.

one heart said...

Hi Susan,

Thank you for stopping by my blog and introducing yourself! This is my first blog hop ever and it's been a blast.

You are so lucky to live close to the ocean. I'm next to the Rockies in Colorado...wanna trade? :-)

I've enjoyed my visit and meeting your family. I have a young man and two young ladies as well, plus a cat. I don't have the hubster anymore. :-(

Cheers and happy creating!
Debi of One Heart #696

mammagil said...

Hi Susan! Thanks for visiting me and following!It's really nice to meet you, I love the giveaways that you have planed. I will be back again to get better aquainted
Have fun!

Nikki said...

Hi Susan, greetings from Texas! I love those charming birds - very cool, I'll have to make one for my daughter. Isn't it funny how birds pop up in so many of our art pieces? I saw a hilarious video about that recently...

I started my blog as a way to document my artwork and the techniques I learn for myself, especially as so many of my creations end up as gifts for others.

Here is my email: nikki ~~AT~~
booksmithstudio ^^period^^ com

That card making kit is so generous, what a great giveaway! Thanks for sharing so much about yourself and your family. Great to meet you!

Please enter me in your giveaway. I'd love to win! And please stop by my blog to enter my giveaway if you get a chance...a whole new (wee) world awaits you!

Have an artful day!

~Nikki (#783)

Marilyn said...

Hello from Southern Calif. I've enjoyed browsing through your blog. I think I'm in love with all your little birdies.
My email is on the sidebar of my blog

Lisa said...

Hi Susan! You may just reach that 200 mark yet... thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment. I hope you win too :-) Your giveaways are fantastic too! Love all the goodies in the card making kits!

Downunderdale said...

thanks for visiting my blog - lovely work here

Anna Circo said...

Greetings from southern California. Love your amazing giveaway. Please add me to your hat. I'm flying in during the final hours of OWOH. Thank you and cheers!

Fun With This and That said...

Hi It is so nice to meet so many bloggeters hope I keep some as friends. Yes we are trading tea cups I have sent mine but have not recieved mine. Laura

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