***Please note that after switching from several different hosts before settling on Blogger, the formatting of my pictures may not be as it was originally intended. I simply don't have the time to go back through years of posts in order to fix the orientation of the pictures. Sometimes a picture just shows a box of text in its place, but clicking on it will allow you to see the picture. Others, there may be no picture at all. I apologize.***

March 7, 2010

Boots 2 Stamps February Winner

Below you will see a list of those that participated in my February Boots 2 Stamps inspiration challenges.  I used Random.Org to draw a number, and THE WINNER IS....

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2010-03-07 19:27:08 UTC

That's Jen!!!!

Jen, please contact me via e-mail (mariemc01 "at" gmail "dot" com) to give me your snail-mail address and I will send your Sweet Pea items out in the mail ASAP!  :)

Thanks everyone for playing along.  For now, the challenges will come to a halt.  I have absolutely enjoyed your participation, and a special shout-out goes out to Teresa who participated each week.  Everyone's creations were inspiring to me!!  :)

1.  Teresa Kline
2.  Jen Timko
3.  Melissa Huie
4.  Lisa Young
5.  Teresa Kline
6.  Chera Wiest
7.  Teresa Kline
8.  Rhonda Griffin
9.  Melissa Huie
10..Becky H

PS - Mr. Linky is causing me some problems over at SU! where they are letting demonstrators import their blogs into their Demonstrator Websites, so I'm removing the Mr. Linky code from my past challenges.  This list above will serve as the link to the submissions, as well as the one that announced January's winner.  Thanks!

March 6, 2010

Winner to be announced soon...

I've got some homework to take care of, but hopefully later today I will announce February's winner for my Boots to Stamps inspiration challenges.  The winner will get an assortment of 6x6 Sweet Pea DSP and some of those fun Sweet Pea felt flowers!!!

Being Realistic

I don't know how some of you stampers out there post as many posts as you do.  Especially the stay at home moms.  Maybe it's because I'm almost like a single stay at home mom (as I write this my husband is on yet another trip for the Air Force), but I can't find time to stamp when my kids aren't around, so I don't get to stamp.  I don't like to sit them in front of the tv just so that I can stamp, and unfortunately I don't have the privileged of a stamping room or stamping space, and my supplies have to be kept in one of my children's closets upstairs.  Hunting for supplies at night when they're asleep, with a flashlight, is just a pain in the you-know-what. 

Anyway - now I've added in Master's classes to my load of responsibilities (and it's a GOOD thing - I'm doing something for ME that will have a long-lasting effect), I haven't even had time to think about stamping.  So -  I will not be like the others that manage to post every day.  I may not even post every week anymore. 

If you're at all interested in me, my blog, or my style, then please subscribe to it so that you don't waste your time checking in all of the time.  I appreciate each and every one of you.  It gets pretty lonely with my husband gone all of the time, and living in a strange community with people that are just not friendly (I would LOVE to move back out West, or even sort-of South, where people don't look at you strangely when you wave hello!!!), so my blog has been a great source of happiness to me.  Your kind comments, support, and encouragement have meant a lot.  They will continue to do so, even if I can't share with you very often anymore.  I am hoping to not end up stopping my blogging all together.

Take care, friends.  I will still visit your blogs as much as I can - that's less time consuming than sitting down and stamping, photographing, editing, and posting. :)

Have a lovely weekend!