Thursday, November 18, 2010

A LO and a Giveaway!

Good morning to you! Happy Thursday! It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving is just a week away! To me it represents the kick off to the holiday season! : ) So I will soon be busy getting my house decorated......and I suppose at some point I need to start buying gifts....eh? ; )

I have a LO today of my cutie pie son eating an ear of corn. Weird topic to scrap isn't it? And apparently, I thought it was cute to take a picture of him eating corn.......twice in his life! The first one was when he was 16 months old and the second one was taken recently. I have to admit though that I loved how his recent picture came out! His blue eyes and dimples just melt my heart! I used Noel Mignon's newest kit, Dear Diary and my Cricut machine. The Country Life Cartridge was used to cut the ears of corn and the title.
I love layering papers and stitching right over them with my sewing machine!

I love the polka dot paper......it sort of looks like corn, doesn't it?
Since Country Life is by far one of my most FAVORITE cartridges, I thought I'd give one away to a lucky winner! What do you have to do? Just leave a suggestion........kind of like this is a virtual suggestion box! IS there anything you'd like to see here? Things I can do to make this place a better place to visit? And if you aren't a follower, I would love if you did! Become a follower and you double your chances of winning this fabulous cartridge!










Please leave your suggestion in my "suggestion box" by Saturday night at 9PM CST. I will randomly select a winner! If you are chosen please leave a comment here within 3 days, or I will need to chose another winner.
Thanks so much for stopping on by! Your visits truly mean the world to me! : )

95 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee that lo Michele! I love love love love the photos, and the little ears of corn!! And do not worry about putting me in the drawing...I have a Spellbinders! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Julie Ann said...

I love your scraqpbook pages. You always have the most creative projects. I have been following your blog for ever and just love it.

Lynda said...

Gotta LOVE that kid!!!

Sharon -- The OKI Stampqueen said...

OHHHH---I GOTTA HAVE THIS!!! IT would be PERFECT for embellishing the TONS of state fair photos I have yet to do!!! Please, please, pick me-please!

cornellgj said...

Michele - what a sweet layout! Love those little ears of corn...I just did a layout of the girls eating corn for the 1st time and that would have been perfect. But, I know I could get a lot of use out of that cartridge living in Iowa! What a great giveaway! I don't really have a suggestion for you...just keep sharing your beautiful work! :)

Katie said...

I've been a follower for a few months now, and I suggest you don't change a thing! You have a beautiful page and I get a lot of inspiration from your projects.

Jingle said...

This layout is so cute! I have been wanting that cartridge for awhile now! It is on the top of my wish list! As for suggestions, well, actually, I love the way you write your blog...I like the personal stories combined with your cards, projects, and layouts! I say keep it up!

Lillian Child said...

What a sweet summer layout page and your son looks like he is REALLY enjoying that corn! I would love to see more "step by step" videos of techniques! I've been a follower for a while now and love reading your family stories. Thanks so much for sharing with us!

Jamie said...

Your layout is Fabulous!! I love following your blog because your projects are so detailed and wonderfully inspiring! My only suggestion would be videos, who doesn't love a good video!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Cute, cute, cute layout! I'm sure it would be a favorite cart of mine as well!

Heather said...

I follow you through my Google Reader and I LOVE your site. I can't think of much to make it better :) Keep up the good work and thanks for the chance to win!

Renee said...

I love your scrapbook pages. They are always so inspiring. My only suggestion would be to add a few more step by step tutorials or videos. I always learn new little tricks watching/reading them. :)

CraftyGirl said...

Michele... this LO is darling! And you are right... the polka dot paper does look like corn! I love checking out your blog for LO inspiration... you do a fabulous job with the details! The only thing I would suggest would be what others have already said.. a few more tutorials would be nice!
barb :)

littlen said...

Adorable page. More tutorials would be helpfu - some of the carts are not real clear on how to put things together. TFS.

littlen said...

I am a follower already.

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

Hey there! I'm already a follower on Google and on FB! Does that count? ;-)

I love that you share both your creations and your life. I think your blog is a wonderful place to visit just how it is.

Thank you so much for all your inspirations!

:-)

mary stuart said...

Darling lay-out, Michele! Love the pictures you have of your son!
for a suggestion: if you could include listing your projects by Cricut cart on the right side with all your other indexing. I love your work, Michele, as well as your stories. Thanks for creating such an awesome blog!

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

what a sweet layout! Love those little ears of corn... your son looks like he is REALLY enjoying that corn! Thanks for a change to win this cartridge it on my wish list
Rebecca Minor
buzzybeedesigns AT Yahoo DOT com

Manders said...

I just became a follower.
I just scrolled down your work is fabby
I just started really blogging
This is amazing blog
for a suggestions perhaps
Some how to's for those who arent' as talented...
Thanks for the fun giveaway

Tammie West said...

LOVE the LO! and the polka-dot paper is "corn perfect"...Just found your blog, can't wait to follow.

Anonymous said...

This farm family would absolutely LOVE to win this fabulous Cricut cartridge!!! I like seeing how you are utilizing the images you get from the cartidges. What I am very, very interested in seeing is how you use the Cricut cartridge images on cards and gift items especially, as they are my passions. Of course, I enjoy seeing what you can do with them in scrapbooking, as well, since I do that, too! Thank you for the opportunity to try and win.
~Amy S.~

Crystal said...

Oh my word Michele what a super fun layout....LOVE this and the colors are wonderful!!!! You always post fabulous layouts girl!!!! I really don't have a suggestion I LOVE visiting and your blog is full of inspiration, when I asked for suggestions one time I got more tutorials on mine :) Big hugs

Mimi said...

The ears of corn are fantastic! The ribbon and tie you used are a perfect addition to the corn! Suggestions? I have to say I like your blog...easily navigated great photographs and projects! Thanks for the opportunity to win a great cart!

Trisha said...

Very cute love. It i really like all the things u do no real suggestion. Maybe some more 3d objects stuff to create.

Margie said...

I love your layouts!! So, the more, the better! (Especially when you use your Cricut!) That corn is too cute!!

JennyKozar said...

What an awesome layout and the options on that cartridge are fantastic. I would like to see some tutorials on coloring! I am already a follower as I love your style!!

Jenny Kozar

Kelly Massman said...

Love it! I love everything you post but am partial to scrapbook layouts since that is what I do! Your cards are always GORGEOUS though so really just keep it up! Thanks also for a chance to win!

Deanna said...

Not helpful I know but I don't think you need to change anything... just do what you do! I love your work!

Diana Waite said...

I am a follower! :) GREAT page--FUN pictures! Thanks for the inspiration, maybe tutorials or how to's on your cards? I just like to visit and look, you are inspirational!

NoraAnne said...

Love your layout! My favorite pictures are always these random candid moments :) and what a handsome little boy you have! Moments to treasure for sure! I have been a follower of your blog for awhile and ALWAYS leave here inspired! My only suggestion is that you rub some off your creativity off on me ;) Seriously I love visiting and don't think you should change a thing!
p.s. love the ears of corn with the gingham ribbon~too cute!

flowerdisco said...

i met you at the circle blog and i have been your follower since then. i havent have time to check your whole blog but i always like when others share little tips/secrets of hoe they do this or that. from organization to infinity, lol
thanks for the chance to win and i love your new furniture. i still have to check your craft room ;p

Michele said...

Awesome layout! Love the ears of corn.

I'd like to see cards made from the cricut. Almost every book has a card cutout with a shape. I wonder what they are thinking when they create this shape...

Need inspiration!

Wendy said...

I think your blog is pretty great already, but I would love to see some more home dec projects :).

Thanks for the give away and inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Hey Love your blog, I will try and follow you...Have not figured out how to be a follower..will keep checking in..thank you for sharing your talent with a no talent person like me...Love to win this cart been wanted one for a while now..Jackie jacthom@verizon.net

Tanya said...

Hi Michele! I am a fan of your work from the Cricut MB, but this is my first visit to your blog...wow...I love it! I am very new to the blogging world and your blog is very inspiring to a "newbie" like me...following you now and ready to see more!

JaniceA said...

I love your layout and I am alway impressed with the sewing you do on things. My suggestion is show us how you do all the stitching.

JJewel said...

Love the layout. I have just started sewing on my layouts and I like the way you sewed right over the words. I will need to try that. I don't have any suggestions because I am new to your blog. I am now a follower. I would like to reserve my suggestion for a time when I "know" you a little more! This cartridge would be amazing to have!!

Linda said...

Your designs are lovely. My only suggestion, how about some videos?

CALLIE JEAN said...

Love your blog...I would love some help on making cards...I just cant seem to get the sizing down right...

craftaholic said...

I am already a follower and think your blog is great, but if you are looking for sugestions I would have to say Video's with step by step directions!! I am a more visual kind of crafter and video would work for me! TFS and great Giveaway!!!
ilovetonkinese2athotmaildotcom
more blog candy at.. http://ibecircled.blogspot.com all I need is 20 more followers
Rexann

Diane said...

Super layout as always Michele!
That dp sure does look like corn,
and love the stitching!
I would suggest old techniques that haven't been out in a long time for the newbies.
That cartridge is great,Thanks for a chance to win it!

www.injoystampin.com said...

Awwww, such a sweet layout! It is so well put together too. I wouldn't have any suggestions as I love the inspiration I receive each time I visit your site, you have amazing talent! Thanks so much for sharing.

Hugs,
Robyn

PS - I'm a follower. :c)

*BJ* said...

Love your Lay out. I am a follower already. Only suggestion I have is that you share some of your talent and creativity with me. Thanks for the inspiration.

Nadia said...

I like your blog just as it is! I am a big fan of your talent and a follower now too.

http://withglitteringeyes.blogspot.com/

DeeDee said...

WOW! This LO is worthy of a mag front! No, seriously it is!

My suggestion: Keep up the good work girlie! I love to visit your blog. I dont always take time to leave a comment, but I sure do take time to smile as I scroll!

Have a lovely day and a Happy Thanksgiving! HUGS! :)

Melissa said...

I love your LO Michele! I have asked for a new sewing machine for my birthday and if I get it I plan on starting to incorporate sewing on my cards and LO's. I LOVE the look of the layered paper with stitching on your LO, so my suggestion or request would be that you show us more paper projects using your sewing machine! :)

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Melissa said...

Oh....I'm already a follower and I love your blog! Thanks for the chance to win! My birthday is Sunday so it would be a nice present! :)

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Carol said...

What a darling page ... it's adorable!

I wish I could give you fabulous suggestion for your blog, but in truth, I like it just the way it is. It's easy to ready and filled with wonderfully creative and beautiful projects ... does it get any bettr than that?

Hugz,
Carol

Kathybeegolf said...

I love this cartridge too!

bird said...

Love your page would love to see more of anything you do such good work.thanks

Sheri said...

I already am a follower and I love this cartridge! My suggestion would be some tutorials on some of the awesome projects you come up with. Thanks always for the great inspiration

Jocelyn said...

Oh Michelle this is just a Fabulous LO...I love the two pics....What a Happy LO...the colors are Perfect!!!

Well you know I am a long time follower and I would love to see Home Decor Projects.....I am always looking for something new to make for the house!!!

Wishing you a great one!!!

Marlene (cards4u) said...

Wonderful pictures!! Love the corn with the polka dot paper - just perfect! I don't know how you do everything you do - this is a fun place to stop and visit : )

Minta's Creations said...

Your blog is really cool. would love to see some videos on how to make shape cards and more bling.
Thanks for the chance to win your awesome giveaway!
Minta

mintab@gmail.com
http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

thescrapbookgirl said...

I would love to see some projects too. Or some out of the box stuff. It is always fun to see designers go beyond the scope.

Love to watch it all!

Janice
thescrapbookgirl@yahoo.com
www.cricutconfessions.com

Bradley said...

Your work is great. I would like to see more imagine ideas. Thanks for the chance to win.

Brenda said...

I have just found your blog and became a follower. Looks like an awfully nice blog to me - don't know anything that I would change except just keep adding more of those wonderful projects. Thanks for the opportunity to win the cartridge.

Amy Johnson said...

What a great page! I love this country cartridge and would love to win it. I love how you used printed paper for your corn.

As far as suggestions go, I'd just love to see more Cricut ideas like this one. I own a Cricut and rarely use it. It seems most people I know that own Cricuts don't use them. I always seem to go back to my Cuttlebug and dies if I need a die cut. I'd love some ideas.

And, I'm already a follower.

Carla said...

What a great site and what a fantastic giveaway! This cartridge is a "must have" for me. I love it!

My suggestion would be to post the sizes of the things that are cut out with the Cricut. That's one of my biggest problems--I never know the exact size to cut things!

Kim Horlander said...

Adorable layout! And he does have beautiful eyes and dimples, what a cute boy.

Kim Horlander

iluvmybugs said...

Great layout (and what great blue eyes your son has!!)

I'm already a follower. Love your work and would love to see video tutorials. Thanks for the chance to win that fun cart!

Deanne said...

I love to see your layouts...I am a scrapper so I really like some layout tips...most blogs do cards...Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Oh I just love that layout! So beautiful and the corn is just perfect! I just love your blog and all your work. As for suggestions I'd love some tutorials on using the sewing machine onto layouts and cards. I've tried it a few times and I can never get it to look even close to what you can do! Any help would be appreciated!

Nathan&RileysMom (CC MB)

Megan H. said...

I love your layout. You are always so creative. The Country Life cartridge is on my wish list. If I won, it would be like an early Christmas gift. Thanks for the chance.
Megan H.
mhcards at embarqmail dot com

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow!! I love your layout!! The corn cobs are so sweet!! HUGS

pattyk said...

great layout. love your blog. I like just about any kind of craft. thanks millierose651@aol.com

terri142 said...

Great Layout! So cute.

tderosa142 at gmail dot com

Tigerrlyli said...

I would love to see some crafts for beginners. Maybe something showing your thought process on how you came to create some of the things you have. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

Michele said...

Love your layout. Country Life is on my wishlist, I'd love to win it.

Alicia said...

This cartridge is so on my wish list. I hope Random picks me :). As for a suggestion for the blog I haven't really checked it out yet. So far it looks like you post a lot of stuff that you do and it't not cluttered with advertisements. I am going to go sign up to become a follower.

Thanks,
Alicia

Penny said...

I love your layout. I really want to try stitiching. It looks so great on your page. Thank you for a chance to win. I don't have this cart and it is one of many on my "want" list.

Cherylann's "Outta-My-Mind " said...

Your blog is awesome, I have no suggestions,
I am already a follower.
Cherylann (prinkles)

Cammie said...

I think you are doing a great job. Can't think of one thing to change

Sherri said...

What a cute layout. The corn looks good enough to eat. How about a tip every now and again or a video. Your blog is amazing. I just became a follower.

Nia said...

Thanks for the giveaway-It's hard to think of a suggestion for such an awesome blog but I guess add a most popular searches or something for a new follower to see some of your best work!

Nana's Paper Things said...

I've been following your blog for awhile now and I can't think of anything to suggest. You always have such wonderful ideas and projects; I think it's perfect just as it is. Thanks for the give-away.

I enjoyed meeting you at the SLC swarm and talking with you for just a little bit.
LizW in TX

garrie said...

Michele, I just love the layout of your son eating the corn...BOTH times! I am totally new to blogging...believe it or not. I have a blog, but I think I've only posted one thing since I started it...oh, two years ago! SO this is a completely selfish suggestion, but I was wondering if you would perhaps give some blogging tips and maybe even some instructions. Heck, I'd even accept tutoring! hee hee

Your work is beautiful! I'll try to figure out how to follow your blog! :)

scrapperbecka said...

Already follower, I would like to see more home decor projects! But besides that I love all your projects! Keep up the awesome work!

Anonymous said...

If it aint broke, dont fix it! You create beautiful things. Dont change! That's my suggestion, because I love coming over and looking!

Di&Co

Carolyn/MamaC said...

My suggestion...keep up the good work! Your designs are so creative and beautiful! You have such a great talent for beauty and design!

Josie0602 said...

That is a wonderful layout. I especially love that you have two photos of your son AND that at his age now, he still allows photos to be taken for scrapbook pages! I do not have any suggestions for you because I think you already do fantastic projects!!

Tara said...

Thank you for all of your beautiful work! No suggestions, just keep creating! New follower here :) I visit Iowa every summer...ya think I could get some use outta that cart? haha Thanks for the chance :)

ScrappinmyGirls said...

Adorable LO I don't find I a strange thing at all to scrap- in fact I did one myself a couple of years ago of my youngest dd and her first corn experience. As for suggestions, I can't really help you, I think your blog looks great. I am just starting a new blog myself and clicked to follow yours for inspiration. It looks great to me.

Shana said...

well i love lots of pictures and videos. I am very visual learner. Thanks for the great projects.

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

What a wonderful blog you have. I love your scrapbook pages!

Emily said...

No suggestions! You have a very fun and unique crafting style which is beautiful :) Keep up the great work!

Emily (coolcricutcreations at yahoo dot com)

Dream of Scrappin' said...

My only suggestion is to get yourself out there more!!! OMG! I came across your blog from the Cricut Circle site and I am in LOVE!!! I am so excited to see more of your creations. I am a follower now :)

Thanks so much!
Siobhan

ScrappyMama said...

Love this layout! The colors are PERFECT & I love, love, love the ears of corn! I was dying to know what "treatment" you had done to the corn to make it look so realistic, & then I saw that it's "just" polka dot paper!!! WOW! I guess I'd just ask for variety; it seems that most blogs focus on cards & I'm starting to make more cards, but, my main focus is scrapbooking. So, a good variety of projects AND don't forget us scrapbookers...Thanks!!

Linda Peterson said...

I absolutely love your work!! It is so much fun to watch your kids grow. I love any kind of card tutorials, especially using new products.

Cheryl H. said...

You always have the cutest ideas! How do you stay so creative?

Terri said...

Your scrapbook pages help me to venture to places uknown...my husband never in his wildest dreams thought I would use a sewing machine on scrapbook pages (Seeing as how I don't use it the way it should be used), but you help make that possible with your pages. BTW...I also have several pictures of my son eating corn on the cob...can never have to many. Thanks much! Terri Metzcus

Terri said...

Your scrapbook pages help me to venture to places uknown...my husband never in his wildest dreams thought I would use a sewing machine on scrapbook pages (Seeing as how I don't use it the way it should be used), but you help make that possible with your pages. BTW...I also have several pictures of my son eating corn on the cob...can never have to many. Thanks much! Terri Metzcus

Terri said...

Your scrapbook pages help me to venture to places uknown...my husband never in his wildest dreams thought I would use a sewing machine on scrapbook pages (Seeing as how I don't use it the way it should be used), but you help make that possible with your pages. BTW...I also have several pictures of my son eating corn on the cob...can never have to many. Thanks much! Terri Metzcus

TeacherMom said...

Your project is awesome!! I love the before and after shots. Adorable!!! I think your blog is great but I always love to see videos about how people made things. Thanks for all your inspiration!!!!!!!!!!

Angie Smith said...

Michele, that layout is gorgeous....and so are the handsome little men! I love giveaways!!!!

Angie
overtherainbeaux@yahoo.com