Sunday, February 8, 2009

A special morning!

First of all, I want to let Joy know that her name that was drawn from the hat by my neighbor for the Valentine Give-Away! Congratulations, Joy! I will get your Valentine and the extra surprises to you this week!!
This morning I discovered that one of my regular blog readers, Susan Tidwell, has given me the One Lovely Blog Award. It is nice to know that my blog is read and enjoyed. I know that Susan is a regular visitor to my blog and she leaves comments frequently. Please be sure to visit Susan's Artful Musings blog today and see what she has been up to! Take a look at the Valentine swap goodies she has received! Absolutely fab is the Altoid tin! Thank you very much, Susan!

Like Susan, I am going to pass on this award to several others whose blogs I recently started reading daily. I love the creativity and sharing that these ladies express:

Fairie *Dust* Dreams Check out Michelle's great pics of CHA! And she is having a give-away!

Vintage Flair Lori creates lovely things and I love to see what she shares with the reader!

Dream Create Share by Dede Warren is another lovely blog full of beautiful creations!

Dollybelle's Peepshow is just plain pretty and fun to read!

The two classes I took from Kelly Kilmer this weekend were a lot of fun! Met a lot of nice people, had a good time "messing about" with the journals I created, and stepped outside the box for a couple of days. I will post pics of the journals I created in a day or two.


Over a week ago I received a postcard from Home Companion magazine that the January/February issues was their last!!?? What!! The remainder of my subscription will be added to Martha Stewart Living (to which I already subscribe). I LOVED Home Companion! I read their articles, closely studied all the lovely layouts, and really enjoyed each issue when it arrived! I have also saved all the paper doll pages so that I can share them with my granddaughter when she gets older. What a disappointment!

Yesterday I received a postcard in the mail from Somerset Memories. They are going to now publish only annually! The remainder of my subscription there will go as a credit on my account to be used on future purchases, including publications, with Stampington & Company. Huh??!!

Hmm! I am positive this is the result of the economy and the current state of affairs. This isn't the change I thought!


Sherry Goodloe said...

I'm glad you got to meet Kelly and play outside the box for 2 days!

Cecelia said...

Just enjoyed visiting your sites you linked in this post. Hate to hear that Home Companion will be no more. Boo.

dede warren said...

oh Judy, how sweet of you! THanks for noting my blog, I'm glad it brings you happiness in some small way.

I just spent the day with Miss Christine (Dollybelle) taking a fabulous class with her. You'll hear more about that in the next day or two.

Thanks, thanks, thanks for your kind words. I hope you enjoyed Kelly's class, she's a great teacher.

Anonymous said...

Thank you sweet Judy for al lthe nice comments and the blog shout out! I will proudly display it on my blog! Bummer about no more Home Companion. Whatever will take its place?? it was so unique!
Hope you had a great weekend and I enjoy your lovely blog so much!

Joy said...

I'M SO EXCITED THAT I WAS THE WINNER OF YOUR BEAUTIFUL 'VALENTINE GIVE-AWAY'. Can't wait to receive it and the 'other little surprises'. Thanks, Judy.