Thursday, January 17, 2013

Grow Your Own Blog Party~Starts January 19th

How about a party to start the weekend??
does that sound like fun??
Well, at "2 Bags Full" Vicki had an idea...
an idea to bring all sorts of blogs one big group
where we can hop from blog to blog and "meet" new friends
discover new blogs...find new ideas....sounds like fun...
oh...and some blogs will have giveaways...
and you don't have to follow a blog or jump through hoops to
However, I would love to have you follow my blog~subscribe, only if you really want too

Stay with me and find out about my giveaways.....
A tiny bit about "me"
My hubby and I have 5 children
he has 2 sons, me I have 2 sons and a daughter
which makes us have 18 grandchildren and one great
they all live by us!!!!
We live in Michigan, in a log home, on a creek
we love living pretty and peaceful
and in 15 minutes I can be in the best shopping mecca anywhere....
we call it the best of both
I have two blogs, one I badly neglect, poor thing...but this one is mostly about
my paper creating...I love to make anything with paper, cards, mini books and albums
altered items, name it, I love it....if you scroll down
you can see some of my creations.
I also sew...I love to sew using old linens, quilts, laces and such, as well as pretty fabrics....
for years my sister and I had a homeshow in my home with all our primitive creations
I miss it....but we just grew too fast.....faster then we could sew.....
My other love is flower gardening.....oh how I love that.....I can hardly wait for April
to get here, so I can get back into getting dirty!!
Now for the giveaway.....mine is a surprise....the only thing you need to do, is tell me
if you would prefer a home decor item, or papercrafting items...thats it...anyone can sign up
from will be chosen random
I will post two winners on Feb 1st...give away is open until Jan 31st....
Now go visit...the link is above to 2 bags Full


bumblebee creations said...

how fun! I am so loving your valentine holder--can you send me directions? I love paper crafting to check out the link!

Darlene said...

Oh Diane this card is AMAZING and just GORGEOUS!!! And of course I love the photos of your flowers too! Besides paper crafts, flowers/gardening is my next love! Did you know I am a certified Floral Designer! Yep ... went to the Pittsburgh Floral Academy! (I used to drive 18 wheeler too, lol) HA! HA! Jack of all trades ... Master of none! That's me! Just having fun in life!
HUGS from OHIO! Enjoy your trip!

Lisa said...

What a stunning card, Diane!! I love the design and the sparkly hearts!! All of the embellishments you used are fabulous!! And your flower pictures are absolutely gorgeous!! Happy Thursday my friend :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Ros Crawford said...

Oh what lovely photos of your garden and a stunning card Diane! ...

Gill said...

What beautiful flowers! I love the pink iris!I've never seen one that colour - all mine are purple or white!
Thanks for sharing - I love surprises!

Kim Stevens said...

Oh your garden and those poppies are beautiful. And I guess I would say, a home decor item...thanks so much for sharing!

The Sage Butterfly said...

Such a lovely blog with amazing creations. I think I would prefer a home decor item for your giveaway. It is so nice to meet you through the Grow Your Blog party. Have a very nice weekend!

Kay Eyles said...

Hello, it is lovely to meet you on the blog hop. Your gardening is beautiful, mine is a bit of a disaster to say the least. I do enjoy vintage fabrics too though. Thank you for sharing a surprise giveaway, I would prefer something for the home.

Elizabeth Edwards said...

oh, i love the idea of a home decor item. choices are fun. thanks!! please stop by my blog. have a great weekend. take care. ( :

EvalinaMaria said...

You have a very lovely blog. I'm a new follower and a 'Grow Your Blog' participant. Have fun at the party!

Evalina, This and that...

Di@Cottage-Wishes said...

OH now, do I love papercrafting or home decor...Oh my both. What can I say I just love the items you have made so for me it could be either!! Di@Cottage-wishes

Patti P. said...

Diane, thanks for the visit and I too hope you can join in again this week at SCH,wow! this heart card is over the top stunning and your garden is one I can only dream of. I have always loved the look of casual elegance that you have achieved but alas mine always looks as if I have just thrown it there, lol, but I still love my flowers. Poppies are one of my faves both in the garden and on paper. I am going to follow as I can't wait to see your next posts.
As to a prize, either one would be wonderful, so place me in either stack.
hugs and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Christine said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. Your cards are beautiful and so are your garden pictures. The pink iris is stunning.
If I'm lucky enough to win the draw I'd prefer a home decor item

Kathy H said...

Looking forward to reading your blog. A beautiful valentine.

Patty said...

I look forward to seeing more of your projects. I would go for the home decor item. Thanks for visiting me. I am going to follow you!

Diana Seal said...

Hi Diane, what a wonderful Valentines card! So glad I found your amazing creative blog through the GYB party!
Looking forward to coming back to visit often!

Holly said...

Oh man, I hate when I have to choose. Ummm...if I am your winner, you can surprise me and I promise to be happy! =0) It has been fun visiting your blog, seeing your precious doggies, learning about your family, where you live, gardening, SHOPPING.

Holly said...

on 2nd thought, I'll take one of your amazing paper creations! I just went to your Pinterest and saw. Wow!

Cheryl First said...

Hi, Diane! Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I came by to check your blog out, and when I saw your great creations, I started to follow you, too. :0)
What a gorgeous, gorgeous card this is! I love the texture and depth, all the layers are super!
Your flower garden is beautiful! I am a MI girl, born and raised, until we recently left there (two years, almost) and reside in SC. It is nice having the warmer winters, but I do (sort of) miss the MI snow - there's nothing like MI snow, you know?!
Anyhow, beautiful card, lovely blog! I'll be back again soon! Ciao for now!

Bernadett said...


Nice to meet you in this party.:)

There is a giveaway on my blog,too.

All the best.:)

kathyinozarks said...

Hi so glad to have run into at the party. I want to follow you to learn more about paper crafting, and what you make with old linens-If I should win I would love a piece of your paper crafting.
I am retired and live in rural missouri amongst all the wildlife-we love it too. I blog about my doings, all my crafts, and share recipes too Kathy

Housewife59 said...

I am so interested in your garden plans. I have a tiny tiny back garden here and love to fill it with flowers. However, I have very much to learn.

I would like to enter your giveaway please and would prefer a home decor item if I win.

Your new follower - Lesley

hueisei said...

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

Laurie said...

We have a lot in common! It's great to meet you on this blog hop!

pippirose said...

What a gorgeous card! I look forward to seeing more of your blog (once I get through the blog hop).
Thanks for the giveaway! I have no preference. Anything would be lovely.
pippirose59 at gmail dot com

Andria said...

Your cards are adorable! It's nice to "meet" you via the GYB event. If I was so lucky as to win, I would love one of your papercrafted items...what talent!

Donna Heber said...

Hi Diane,

It is so nice to meet you. Your blog is lovely. I too create cards and like to garden. 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.

Shane Pollard said...

Hello Diane

How lovely to meet you via our dear friend Vicki's Grow Your Blog Party!
Isn't she just the kindest person in blogland.

What a lovely warm post - I feel like we've been sitting down chatting over a cup of tea - getting to know one another. I've loved seeing all your creations - I love to make collage, cards and board books for my granddaughters.

LOve your 'believe in magic' stamp and what a sweet card - givng me ideas!!

I’m your newest follower.

I do hope you'll pop over and see me too and enter my GYB Giveaway!
you'll see I love to garden too!

Enjoy the party.
Shane ♥

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It sounds like you have a full and interesting life. It's so nice that you have your family close by, too! I would like to win anything...a surprise of any kind would be fun!

Maggie said...

Nice blog! LOve your paper creations..that valentine is scrumptious!!

Denise Bryant said...

Happy to have found your blog on the GYB hop! I am a papercrafter also, so always fun to have a look at new-to-me creative blogs! Your cards are lovely!

suziqu's thread works said...

Hi Diane I'm so glad I made it here - your creations are gorgeous.
I love those white paper cards made with the Sizzix. I think they look stunning as I only create mainly in fabrics, vintage laces and doilies to create collages.
I love your pretty pretty poppies and that soft pink iris being a gardener myself I can so enjoy these.
Come over and enter yourself in my Giveaway if you like lacey collages.
Wishing you all the very best with blogging!

Maureen said...

Wow, your cards are amazing!!! I will be sure to add you to my links page and will become a Follower as I don't want to miss all your wonderful creations!