Friday, January 18, 2013

Grow Your Blog Party- Hello

Hello and Welcome to the Grow your Blog Party!

Adding this- forgot to say why I started a blog- I went to a blog to help my jewelry business, but now I am more into photo shop and altered art. I still make jewelry and have been selling off my supplies- still have a ton of cameos left to sell. Etsy and Artfire are the places I sell through, though I have a page on my blog. I have made some really good friends blogging and hope to make more.

This will be fun! I am Linda originally from Owego, NY and have lived in Colorado Springs, CO for about 40 years. We have the entire front range to look at and Pikes Peak is always beautiful.

I have been married to Bob for 25 years in Feb., photo on the sidebar. He is a machinist and works at home making tattoo frames and machines for the tattoo industry. I have one daughter Tara and 2 beautiful grand girls. I am a Proud AF Mom and support our troops.

I work at a motorcycle dealership in Colorado Springs, make jewelry from cameos and charms and various arts and crafts. I have always done something craft wise my entire adult life. I was an art major in school and did a lot of oil, acrylic painting and photography. My Etsy shop is on the sidebar link.

 I  have been collecting Vintage Photos and am learning more in photo shop and working to create more altered art and collage. 

I collect various other items old kitchen sifters, rolling pins and old aluminum cookie cutters I do use them for my "famous" rolled butter cookies.

We have 3 darling black kittens, Bob and his brother Merlin are 7 months now and Savannah is 5 months.
Bob is the social cat, he helped the directv technician put in the new dvr, by purring and talking to him. Merlin is the smart one, he tells Bob when he wants the laser light. He is also the one who is on top of the bookcase, tv etc. Savannah is the baby and she has the cutest little short legs, Bob calls her the low rider cat. She keeps up with the boys.
If you did not see the post when we adopted them in October, they were all adopted the same day, Savannah and the boys got along just fine from the moment we took them out of the carriers at home! She chases after them as fast as she can. We have my Sister in Law Laurie's bird feeder and they spend a lot of time in the cat beds watching the birds and chirping at the squirrels. It is hard with the three at once, but they will sit like a dog and then like a squirrel for a cat treat. They are a lot of fun and keep us busy! New photos to follow! They just don't sit still very often for photos!

 I will have 3 giveaways, easy to mail stuff! 3 tea cozies that Bobs Mom Sally and I made, 2 Laurel Burch cat fabrics, (I just love those cats!!) 1 is for a full size tea pot and the other is for a tea for one pot. The blue calico fabric is for a smaller tea pot.

 I made the tags on digital paper from an Etsy shop called www.etsy.com/shop/vintagebyme the images are from my friend Maureen and her Etsy shop is www.etsy.com/shop/yourcraftpostcards I have been home sick for a few days this week so I am behind on the tags. They will be finished before I ship.

Let's have a fun party and make some new blog friends! Please comment to enter the giveaways and I will have my husband choose 3 random winners. I will post the winners name here and comment to your blog, you can email me your shipping information. I made an email gadget tonight on the sidebar above Bob.
Comments End Feb 1st for the giveaways! Thanks for stopping by! Linda XO
Also a big Thanks to Vicki of 2 bags Full! She is the hostess of this event!







39 comments:

  1. Well, nice to meet you! Another fellow Coloradoan. I was just in the Springs this week. I always thought how wonderful it would be to drive home everyday and see those amazing Rocky Mountains! Your creations are beautiful! I love Victorian!
    I am your newest follower.

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  2. Linda,
    I am happy to see you have joined in on this grow your blog party.
    I do have to say, three wonderful gifts you are giving away. I love the tags of course.
    I hope you make many new bloggy friends in your travels around blog land.
    Thanks for stopping by today, it is always good to have you visit.
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs
    Michele

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  3. You have a lovely blog. We have two Siamese cats the rule the roost, for sure. They are luxuriating by the fire at the moment. I would love to be included in the drawing. So nice to meet you here through the Grow Your Blog party.

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  4. oh my goodness ... 3 giveaways - wow!! that is amazing & shocking too!! hope you are well. hope you will get a chance to stop by my blog soon. have a great weekend. take care. ( :

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  5. Your blog is absolutely beautiful, Linda, and I'm your newest follower! I'm visiting from the Grow Your Blog party.
    xo Beth

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  6. Hi, Linda...great pictures on your blog! Come visit me sometime!!!

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  7. Thank you for your sweet comment dear Linda. Your tags and stuff look beautiful. I love to read about your kitties. I have one very active Bichon Frise called Algie who is my new love. He is now 8 months old.
    Hugs June xx

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  8. Hello, Linda, how nice to meet you! I'm here through Vicki's GYB Party. You have created some lovely artefacts - and your cats are beautiful. I am a Cat Fan! I hope you might pop by to one (or both) of my blogs.

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  9. Hey Linda! I loved reading about you :) how sweet that you have kittens! We have two cats but they're quite wild and antisocial for some reason, we rescued them as kittens when they were very young but they rarely come inside! I fear there is a pond nearby that might be missing some goldfish!

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  10. Hi Linda. Hopping over from the GYB hop. Love that you collect stuff; I do too and get away with it under the "I need it for my photography" excuse! LOL. Our secret ok? I also have three cats but in two different countries...it's a long story...but I love having them around. Morgan is my little girl cat and she loves to lay upside down with her paws all cute and curled and her big white belly out. But she only looks cute so don't try to rub her belly. :) Off to follow and check out more of your posts now. :)

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  11. Linda - beautiful creations! Love hearing about your kitties. We have two - one sleeps with our dog at night! ;) Happy Sunday!

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  12. Beautiful pictures and I hope you do feel better! I would love to be entered into your giveaway. My blog is http://cottage-wishes.blogspot.com
    Looking forward to visiting often. Di

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  13. Hello Linda, It is great to meet you, and Yes, I am having fun at this party too! You have such a beautiful blog! I adore the birdies on the sidebar. Your Victorian creations are lovely! And such a generous giveaway!
    Hugs,
    Terri
    artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com

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  14. Hello Linda, so glad that you stopped by my blog during the GYB event. This has been so much fun. Your background and header is lovely and I look forward to visiting often.

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  15. You have a lovely blog. I'm new follower and 'Grow Your Blog' participant. Have fun in at the party!
    Evalina, This and that...

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  16. The clip art is so nice
    Hope you spot by I will
    Laura

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  17. Oh tjis party is so fun! Thanks for joining me at The Pink Geranium, I will be your newest follower today!

    You sound like the kind of person I would have as a friend if you lived near me!

    Hugs,

    Jan

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  18. Hi Linda,

    Your blog is gorgeous and it was nice to read about your family and pets. I'm still making my way through visiting everyone from Vicki's Grow Your Blog party. I hope you will stop by to say hello. I'm your newest follower.

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  19. Hi Linda, Love you blog and I agree we have a few things in common. I too have lived here for 40 + years and have been married for 30. I love that I can see the whole front range from my bedroom window! I don't make jewelry but I like victorian, vintage, antique and shabby chic. I'm starting to really like Whites! I'm following your blog now.

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  20. Oh my those tags with the ladies on them are wonderful!!! How great that your folks lived in Mt Dora at one time, what a cute little town!

    Carol

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  21. visiting via Vicki's GYB Party and please tell your AF child, "thanks for serving". My nephew is in Afghanistan now.

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  22. You have a lovely blog, and I'm looking forward to reading more of it.
    :o)
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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  23. Nice to meet you at the party!
    Beautiful blog and I love your lovely giveaway...
    I am looking forward to more inspiration posts from you :D

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  24. Thanks for visiting and following me. I am a new follower here and you have a very lovely blog!

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  25. Hi Linda-Hubby and I climbed Pikes Peak in 2011, beautiful area to live in! Thanks for visiting my blog on the Grow Your Blog party, nice to meet you!

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  26. Great pictures and since we have a new cat, we are always looking for more cute kitty pictures. Looking forward to reading your blog.

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  27. OOh! As a cat lover I can't wait to see more pics of your little ones. Thank you so much for your kind comments on my blog - so glad to connect with you and visit back! I shall be sure to add myself to your Followers!

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  28. Hi Linda,
    Stopping by to say hello via the gybp event. Nice to see your pretty blog

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  29. Hey Linda, you know I have been following and visiting for a while, but it was so nice to learn so much more about you!
    What a blessing you are :)
    X's & O's
    Jenny

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  30. All so beautiful....big hugs!

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  31. I just had to come and tell you I live near you in Colorado! Nice to meet you! Your blog is lovely!

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  32. Hello Linda

    How lovely to meet you via our dear friend Vicki's Grow Your Blog Party!

    I'm your newest follower and I love all things creative too!
    Love your Giveaway.
    I'll be back once Vicki's party winds down!


    I do hope you'll pop over and see me too and enter my GYB Giveaway!
    Enjoy the party
    Hugs
    Shane ♥
    http://roseslaceandbrocante.blogspot.co.nz/

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  33. Love your blog and love the fabric! I have a quilting book by her. I'm visiting via the blog party. Now following you. Love, Linda

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  34. Love your blog and love the fabric! I have a quilting book by her. I'm visiting via the blog party. Now following you. Love, Linda

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  35. Beautiful and fun giveaways. Your blog is extra lovely, too. Thanks for joining Vicki's Party. Hugs from Alaska. Karen

    www.alaskabluemoose.blogspot.com

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  36. ,,thanks for letting me tour your blog... it was great reading.. and wow.. Great blog candy THANKS
    mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

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  37. So glad I came to meet you Linda. Your blog is beautiful. I've been to your Etsy too and seen your beautiful cameos and love those crowns as well. I used one similar in a fabric collage I created for a Giveaway.
    Your tags are gorgeous. I love all things Victorian and Vintage with lots of lace and doilies.
    Come over and follow if you like and join in my Giveaway and I'll follow you too!
    Wishing you all the very best with your blog.
    Suzy

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  38. Hi Linda, wonderful to visit your blog..What a great way to meet like minded women..Still working my way thru all the blogs..such delight.

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I hope you have a day full of love and blessings! Thanks for stopping by. Linda