Friday, July 1, 2011

How About a Weekend Giveaway?

Good morning and Happy Fourth of July weekend to you! I am excited that our parade and fireworks are tonight. I live in a suburb right next to Chicago and every year when they have our parade, it gives our community a small home town feel! And the fireworks are right down the street at our park, so we just sit on our patio and enjoy. Cort loves them too! : )

So to celebrate, I have a $25.00 credit to give you at Cricut.com to spend any way you want! PLUS, 2 Cricut magazines to one lucky winner! I am honored to have projects in both and would love to share them with you! : )


So what do you have to do? Become a follower if you are not already, and leave me a comment telling me what your weekend plans are! Thats it! Easy Peasy! Your chance to win will close on July 4th at 10PM CST. I will announce the winner Tuesday morning.

Have a wonderful holiday weekend! : )

107 comments:

Susan said...

Just added myself to your list. This blog looks like it will be fun to keep up with!!
No big plans; staying in the neighborhood, mostly. DH and I will probably connect with my sister and her husband on Monday for a picnic dinner and fireworks.

Susan
auntsu57 at aol dot com

Leslie Deering said...

Oh I remember the EP parade when my older kids were little and now I think my grandson will go too ! Our plans are to stay home ,Jacob cannot be in the heat due to seizures but we do see a lot from our deck ! Just being together is the best ,I know you know this to be true !
Great giveaway Michelle !
and your blog is always such an inspiration !
Happy Fourth to all ! Leslie

jrugg said...

I am already a follower-this weekend we are taking the kids fishing and to see fireworks of course!

Luv 2 Create said...

Congrats on being published in both. Love your work and can't wait to see both. Have a great weekend. Thanks for a chance at some wonderful blog candy.
Marcie

Jingle said...

We are going to clean the house tomorrow, relax and have fun at home on Sunday and then spend the Holiday in Boston for the big celebration there! It's going to be GREAT!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Family barbecue on Sunday...fireman's breakfast, parade, and fireworks on Monday. Hubby's favorite holiday!!

littlen said...

congrats on being published. not doing anything special this weekend. just going to relax and spend time with grandkids.

Charlotte Cornett said...

We are going to cookout with our family this weekend. Thanks for the chance to win and Congrats on being in both magazines!!! Charlotte

OneScrapHappyMomma said...

Love your blog, been a follower for a while now. My weekend plans are pretty low key - we leave Tuesday for a mini vacation so I'll be cleaning house and doing laundry. Love coming home to a clean house! Still waiting to hear if fireworks will be banned or not due to the drought. : (

Debby said...

I am already a follower. Your work is amazing.
We are going to have a family picnic. Our town turns into a
Norman Rockwell scene for 4 days. Parades, street fair, fireworks, rides, food and fun.

Scrapperdee said...

I'm a follower - that's how I found out about this great give away.

This weekend we'll be spending time downtown where DH's jazz band is playing during the jazz festival. I even get to sneak away on Saturday for a visit with some girlfriends!

Thanks for the chance to win.

Happy July 4th.

Houses Built of Cards said...

What a GREAT giveaway! I'm a follower already - your blog is one of my VERY favorites! Sounds like you have such fun plans for your weekend! Not sure yet what we will be doing, since we just got home yesterday from a small trip we took. Still settling in back home! Happy 4th to you!

housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

Tigerrlyli said...

My kids are out of town this weekend with their grandmother so I will *hopefully* get some things done around the house and relax. Enjoy the firework show! And Happy 4th to you!

Tamara said...

I love the 4th! I am taking my girls (1 and 2 years old) to the local parade and festival and the fireworks on the 4th for sure! I can't wait to see their faces!
sweetheartcopper at msn dot com
sospoileditscite.blogspot.com

neddgirl said...

I plan on a great weekend. My son is visiting from college, our city is having it's first firworks display and celebration ever, my little niece (The Pink Princess) is turning 5 and my husband will be released from doctors care to be able to go back to work. WooHoo!!!!! I hope your weekend will be as fabulous as mine.

Rebecca
brrck@yahoo.com

Elizabeth said...

No plans for this weekend-everyone is working. So I am going to try and get some scrapbooking done:) http://visionsofpaper.blogspot.com/

Heather said...

No real weekend plans. It's too dry here for fireworks unfortunately. Thanks for the chance to win!
ra6352 (at) gmail (Dot) com

Stephanie said...

Family, fireworks, & fun @ Disneyland!

Stephantics@gmail.com

Anita Kehn said...

I have been a follower for a year or more. I would LOVE to win as I am brand new to Cricut and need all sorts of "stuff"!! I do have seven cartridges already. I've only had my Cricut one week. I'm ready to go for it!! Weekend plans are spending Monday & Tuesday with my aged parents 200 miles from here. Just want to bring cheer and courage to their lives.

Diane said...

We are having family over for a picnic and then I am going to work on my pennant! Happy 4th everyone!

RockinRenee said...

Already a follower! =)
We have company into town and we are going to barbecue, swim and be merry all weekend long!

chignon said...

I love Independence Day! I plan to gather with friends at their house and watch fireworks from the deck in a mosquito free environment as I hug a few veterans! I was asked to bring a treat to share and it just might be a birthday cake - if I can bring myself to fire up the oven on this hot sticky day!

Emerald said...

Happy 4th holiday to you and all!
I love the 4th, the true meaning, family, friends, fun, & fireworks!!! Our fireworks are set off atop the college a few miles from us, so we park around their baseball diamond for the perfect view and snuggle.
Yep, we really do snuggle, not bad for being retired (lol)! Alot of ooooz & ahhhhs for the perfect evening.
And if it's a rainout here, we enjoy watching firework displays around the country on tv.
Happy Safe 4th to all!!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

We are having family over, lots of great food and plenty of fun just talking, spending time together and swimming.

~ŠǿƒŧβŖñ™~ said...

My plans are to get my scrapbooking room organized, again, and to get the pennant done to send for the CHA Road trip event..

Michele said...

Another one 'l' Michele...I love it! We are hitting the pool this weekend and maybe a baseball game! Thanks Michele!
Michele K.

Kim Horlander said...

Well, I know we will spend Sunday at a Disney water park, Sat will be spent in the car taking some family members home (OOT). Hopefully Monday will provide a little time to relax and be with friends!

Granny Anne said...

Just added myself to your followers. Thanks for the give away.

DH has to work most of the weekend - so not doing more than cooking out at home on Monday.

Alma said...

My sister is coming home!! I haven't seen her in over 9 months since she has been on deployment overseas so we will be celebrating her return and cooking out! YAY!

almabrooks86@yahoo.com

almabrooksblog.blogspot.com

jjlarson said...

I have been a follower for awhile now and absolutely love your work. Unfortunately I don't always remember to stop by and see what you've been up to. Looks like you have been busy, and it all looks great!
We planned to spend the weekend at the lake however, my grandmother ended up in the hospital yesterday and may need to be transferred elsewhere, to get the help she needs. As for right now our plans are up in the air but we will make the best of it wherever we end up. Have a great 4th!
Jami

Suni Smith Brandt said...

Being a follower of your blog has been m pleasure...this weekend will be spent fishing for my hubby @ the lake and a great Bbq with the friends @ the lake lot.Perfefect reason to have made a banner and decorations for the lot!!!!I'll be relaxing and Quilling @ the lake .Time to think of Christmas cards..lol keeps me cooler lol in the heat!!!

CottageRose said...

Hi! I'm already a follower, and love your designs. I'm planning on crafting with my daughter this weekend. Hope everyone has a great one!!
Deb, qoq_1athotmaildotcom

Carol said...

This weekend we BBQ and swim with family and friends. On the fourth we watch the local parade but no fireworks for us this year ~ too dry. Have a gwonderful and happy fourth of July.

beccagoose said...

Tonight we're going to the local winery for a BBQ dinner on the hills of Swisher, IA. Saturday morning is the Downtown Market. Later Saturday we head to Iowa City for the Jazz Festival. Amazing talents coming to Iowa! Sunday, the Boat Club has a fantastic fireworks display on the river bank and there's picnicing too. Then, on Monday, it's off to downtown Cedar Rapids again for the Freedom Festival. Music, food, games, patriotic displays, & people--all topped off with fireworks that are over the top! I love small town living too.

Jamie said...

I am already a follower:) My plans for the weekend are to spend some time having fun with my family!

LaVargas said...

Thank you for the opportunity. I want to save up Cricut.com for Membership Renewal 2012! Our city cancelled its' Annual Old Fashioned July 4th Picnic and Fireworks this year. It is causing quite a stink and I fully expect it to return next year. Our city turns 100 in 2012 and I think there will be a huge celebration for it. Hubby and I are going to take a long bike ride. We will start at Redondo Beach, pause in Venice Beach and hopefully make it to Santa Monica. The weather should be beautiful. After that I am sure a nap will be on the schedule! We both love to cook so we will BBQ, I am craving chocolate chip cookies so I will use the excuse of a holiday to make and eat them! I am sure we will squeeze in a movie. Want to see Larry Crowne. Since Monday is a worknight, we will likely go to the Redondo Beach Pier to see the Firework show over the water and call it an early night. Enjoy the Red, White and Blue, Fly those colors and be safe everybody! ~in friendship, Linda V --- The Tulip Collector

Kim R said...

We are having our 2nd Annual 4th of July Pig Roast! Lots of family and fun! Have a great 4th your self - thanks for the chance to win!
mkrosati@verizon.net

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Diane Hodrick said...

My weekend plans....hmmmm....that's easy, I have to study for the NCLEX (exam to get my RN license), eat, sleep, and try to make calling cards and a banner for the Ohio meet up. I need a longer long weekend. Thanks for the great giveaway!
diane
dianehodrick@yahoo.com

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Melanie Mason said...

(deleted my previous post by mistake - not sure what I did)

This weekend we are busy bbqing and spending lots of time together with friends and family! Can not wait!

Am now your newest follower!

Melanie
melanie_mason87 at hotmail dot com

Janie said...

I am a follower on your blog, now. Sunday I will be getting together with friends for some firework fun then Monday I will be going to my dad's for the day.

Mary said...

New follower! We're heading to our property in northern Mn and some family and friends will be joining us. There will be lots of food,swimming,4-wheeling, fireworks, mostly just spending time with eachother.

Beth said...

Thanks for the chance, You know I just love your blog, We are visting my inlaws this weekend.

Mrs Ham said...

I'm already a follower. My family and I don't have any special plans. We'll just spent some quality time together.

Crafty Teacher said...

We'll be spending the weekend through the 4th with my sister and nephew. Congrats on being published in the magazines. That's exciting. :)

Thanks for the weekend giveaway
:)Khrista
khristamcbride@comcast.net

Megan said...

We are having a BBQ or picnic at my sisters, with our church and then where my husband works-one each night! We should be very busy. Stay safe and have a great 4th!!

Michelle (mla1111) said...

I follow you through google reader already but added myself to the followers on your page :) My plans this weekend are relaxing at a BBQ & a little fun in the sun!

Kelly Massman said...

Already a follower! Going to my twin sister's for fireworks/food! Thanks!

Mel said...

My family will be hosting a BBQ on Saturday and we will be at Disneyland on Sunday. I would love to see these magazines as I am a total Cricut Fan. Be sure to autograph the magazines for the winner- ;)

Beth F. said...

I plan on going to my family's house and BBQing and doing fireworks on Saturday!

bfiscus at nntc dot net

Ashleigh said...

Thanks for anther great giveaway! My plans are to clean house tomorrow. Then BBQ at my house Sunday! And maybe relax on Monday?

aecopenhaver at gmail dot com

Got2BCrafting said...

I am actually sad because our town is NOT doing fireworks this year... not in the budget they say. We have been going to see them every year since we bought our house and our children have been there every year since they were born. Needless to say they are sad too. We will be going to my SIL's house where will be able to set off our own fireworks since it was just legalized. My DD's have never experienced that so I guess that will be fun. :) Happy 4th to you and your family!!
Lori

Nadia said...

OH! You are one of my favorite crafters and I have been a follower since I was introduced to you on the Circle Blog. Thank you for an op to win cricut.com credit (my favorite place to shop!).

My plans for the weekend include finishing up projects for the Mason OH Cricut Circle event! I hope my sweet family understands when I lock myself into my crafty space to get stuff done!

Happy 4th!

Nadia (With Glittering Eyes blog)

karen said...

We're celebrating two nights - a party with the neighbors tonight, and fireworks on Sunday.
I'm making Mudslides for tonight. Yum!
Karen

:0)

Penny said...

I am "chillin" and "grillin" this weekend and for scrapping I am working on my calling cards and magnets for the Ohio meetup. Thanks for a chance to win.

pennyspad at sbcglobal dot net

Linda Harris said...

I am spending the weekend at our weekend place. Well at least part of it. Have dogs and have to run back and forth letting them out. Plans are to sit by fire with no fire in this heat and a frozen drink in hands.
Thanks for the chance at an awesome prize and congrats on making 2 books!!!!!
Linda Harris

blueskygirl said...

What an awesome give away! I am already a follower. My dtrs (she will be 10) family birthday is on sunday. Then Monday we will go to the local parade. It is a pretty big deal and the kids love it! Thanks for the chance to win.

Josie0602 said...

We have family coming up to have a cookout. It is always so much fun!!
Tracy
jtg0398(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Kristy said...

We traveled to be with family! BBQ and family time! Already a follower and would LOVE to win!
teachem949 at yahoo dot com
craftin-on-my-door.blogspot.com

Cassandra said...

Congrats on being published! I would love to win a Cricut Mag....haven't seen one up close yet :)

www.Ctimz3.blogspot.com

pattyk said...

I'm a follower. I plan on just staying at home and relaxing.I love fireworks.My husband says I'm crazy and I guess I am!!!I can be in my PJ's but if I here the sound of fireworks I'm in the car and off I go to find them.--Have a great 4th. millierose651@aol.com

Kris said...

Congrats Michelle. Have a safe and happy 4th.

Cammie said...

The three F's are in my plans this weekend Fishin' Fireworks and Fun! Just become a follower so that makes 4 F's :)

cre8ncam at gmail dot com

Scrapper69 said...

I'm already a follower... but our plans are boring.... We are doing nothing! It's pretty much what we do every year around here! We may drive to the next town at night to see their firework show but that's about it! :o)
Theresa
www.miislucky.blogspot.com

Cathy said...

Wow, nice giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win. This holiday weekend is all about grilling, relaxing with family, and eating til we drop, then the 4th..fireworks!!! hope yours is a safe happy one!!
mexicopetshop@hotmail.com

Emily said...

Sounds like a fun time! I am looking forward to cooking out this weekend! I am already a follower of your blog :)

Emily (coolcricutcreations at yahoo dot com)

Leslie said...

We are headed for a water park with our boys on Saturday. Then friends graduation party Sunday afternoon then family fireworks Sunday night....then relax time on Monday. Have a great weekedn!!!

Leslie
scrapbookertweety at yahoo dot com

Linda Peterson said...

You are so lucky to live so close to Chicago. We live in a small town in Michigan, have a wonderful parade on July 4th at 7:30pm. Firewords at dusk. I love to read your blog---it is so fun to read about your family.

Donya/Okscrappinmama said...

I LUV Chicago!! When I was still single, I had to travel there 2x per year for conventions (Rosemont & McCormick Place).
I'm a follower. And our plans for the 4th are to spend with the kiddos and the grandparents & watch fireworks.

Donya/okscrappinmama@gmail dot com

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Thanks for the chance to win. I have no real plans this weekend, but it's my birthday weekend, so I hope to get some visitors. that makes it special.

Lady Fair said...

I saw your post on the Circle board and I recognized your name immediately from the June/July Cricut Magazine and Cricut Birthdays idea book. I love, love, love your projects - Cupcake and Birthday Girl are to die for (no pun intended). So glad I found your blog, I'm a huge fan and now I'm a follower!

Lady Fair said...

Sorry, I was so excited, I forgot the "rules". I'm going to hit up the local fairs and car shows in our area with my hubby. I love this time of year, so much to do! Have a safe and happy 4th!

Laney's Legacy's said...

Am following your blog, thanks for the chance to win. I will be spending time with my kids and grandkids this 4th of July weekend.

later tater,
laney
laneyhollo@yahoo.com

Inspired Butterfly said...

My weekend plans?... Well, my mother-in-law will be staying with us for the weekend so my husband and I can have a few dates! ...of course, I have to fit in some card making time! So excited!!

Brenda said...

No real big plans here. My bff is here from LA for the weekend. On the fouth we are taking the kids to the Ringling Bros Circus. Then I have to work night shift that night.

Mary said...

So happy for the long weekend. We are spending the weekend relaxing and enjoying visits from family.

Mi Mi said...

Plan on putting my feet up and relaxing. Will enjoy my day with my little dog who I love so much. Wish I was there to go to the parade. We love parades!!!!

Wendy said...

I'm going to be hitting the craft stores with my mom today. The rest of the weekend will be spent relaxing with my hubby at home :).

terri142 said...

I already follow your blog with GFC. Our plans are to have a party with family and friends Sunday and then go to the town fireworks. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

tderosa142 at gmail dot com

Ami said...

I plan to spend my weekend with my family and watch the fireworks on the 4th. :) Thanks for the chance to win.

Mara Adkins said...

Monday taking my mother-in-law to lunch at Red Lobster. In the evening going to our good friends for cookout and swimming. Probably just sit on their pool deck and watch all the neighborhood fireworks go off - just like we did last year. VERY relaxing. Otherwise, a very quiet weekend.

Karen said...

My husband's 4 brothers are coming to our house from all over the country for a golf weekend. While they are smacking the golf ball, I am CRAFTING! Throw in a little BBQ time & the day off work on Monday. Yay!

Karen L 1020 at gmail dot com

Linda said...

Love all of your beautiful designs!

mmg said...

We are planning on making some BBQ ribs and watching the fireworks!

Melissa
mellylacaze at gmail dot com

flapril said...

Rest and enjoy the long weekend. My husband got home yesterday from a long seven weeks in the middle east with his job. Of course we'll cook out.:B
Enjoy your fourth!!
flapril

Amy Johnson said...

I just plan on resting and catching up on some household chores. I have to work the 4th. I hope to finish some curtains for my craft room. I'm already a follower.

The Miners said...

Becoming a follower - hoping for some relaxation this 4th weekend holiday.

Dawn M.

Carla said...

Just became a follower-officially-I've checked your blog for years. We will each put on half a can of Repel, in an effort to become repellant to mosquitoes, and walk to the park, spread out our blanket, and enjoy the fireworks!

tblue said...

We will be having a quiet holiday. Our son has autism and unfortunately the fireworks really freak him out. So we will be as far away from them as possible...probably doing his favorite thing...bike riding.
tmblueb@hotmail.com

lee said...

Normally, I would be driving to New Jersey to celebrate the fourth at my sister's; however, I am not able to do that this year and will instead attend virtually which could be quite interesting!! Happy Fourth!!

Anonymous said...

No plans...have to work the whole week-end and the 4th. However I will celebrate with my employees on the 4th...making them yummy patriotic cupcakes and homemade ice cream!
Cassie B.

Melissa said...

I am already a follower, I plan on getting some crafting in, fun!!

Thanks for the chance to win!

mzcherub at gmail dot com

Sherry Ann said...

I live in a very small town, we have our parade and fireworks on Monday. The parade marches by our house and we sit in the yard to watch the fireworks. I have a TON of family that come out to spend the day - so we are gearing up for that.
Great giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity

Stampin' Meg said...

We spent today searching for a fresh corn stand and also picked up some fire works .

Susan said...

My daughter an her husband are coming in from the coast here in Texas and my neighbor always have a big fireworks show. I am a follower. Susan

Stacy Armstrong said...

fireworks at the local park..... and swimming!!

Jodi said...

Already follow your blog and love the inspiration I get when I visit. This weekend? I'll be crafting a little and have a family bbq tomorrow before a night of watching fireworks! Hope your holiday is fabulous!

jcinokc said...

My weekend plans are to try and stay cool. Thanks for the giveaway!

Kelley said...

3 BBQ's, 2 mini Albums, fireworks and lots of fun.

carpediem said...

i'm a subscriber to your blog and have just become a follower! weekend plans include a bbq with family! laura j

Valerie's HeART said...

We go downtown for a huge display. Sending our church youth to Convention in Pittsburgh at 6:30am...UGH

Carissa said...

What a great giveaway. Enjoy your weekend. I am doing the parade and fireworks with my husband and kiddos too.

Linda E said...

I am already a follower of your wonderful blog. As for my weekend plans, I will be headed to a friend's annual 4th of July party tomorrow and hopefully I will find the time to make a few cards too! Thanks for the chance.

Rachel said...

I'm already a follower. This weekend was supposed to be filled with a lot of fun because of a church retreat! Though I learned a lot and was so blessed to be with my church group, I'm also sick! That was NOT part of the plan!

la-vie said...

My husband's birthday was july 2 so the family went to ocean city nj for the weekend to experience the beach, boardwalk and all of the decliously bad for you foods! fried oreos, fried snickers, funnel cake were on the top of the menu! Thanks for the giveaway!

La-Vie
l_borde at yahoo dot com

Maquel said...

I'm already a follower....and even though it's now Monday as I post this comment...I'm posting it from my vacation in Disney! We got here yesterday and will spend the week with family and enjoy my daughter's first trip to see the Mouse....although she's more excited to see the Princesses!!

mderosby at gmail dot com