Monday, February 20, 2012

Why We Blog......

Why do you blog? Sometimes I ask myself this question and have to think back to where it all began 4 years ago. I started this lil' blog on a complete whim. I really knew nothing of the blog world at all. My MIL actually knew more about them then me! So one morning I decided to take the plunge and start this corner of the cyberworld. No one really visited....no one really left comments, and I think the only people who actually read this blog were my mom and MIL! I started visiting other blogs which got people to know I existed......and the journey began. I still use this blog as a tool to connect with my family and friends. Sometimes in "real" life I mention something about Cort or Kyle and my family/friends say, "Oh yea! I read about that on your blog!" I love the connectivity it gives me to all of you.....and it is heartwarming to read your comments and e-mails when I post about my kids and their/my struggles. It is comforting to know that some of the things I feel, you feel...that we are just moms who happen to create and post our stuff on blogs.

To celebrate each of you and as a way of saying thank you for joining me on this crazy, crafty journey, I have two cartridges to give away!  I will randomly select ONE winner to receive both. They are favorites of mine.....they make my heart go pitter patter......
Giant Flowers.....
....and Victorian Romance....
What do you have to do?  Just become a follower if you are not already and tell me why you blog.  I promise, cross my heart, to come pay you a visit! I have been a wee bit neglectful in that department lately, and for that I apologize! Also, if you would like your name entered a second time, paste my blog button on your blog (located in the upper right hand corner).  
I will pick a winner on Wednesday night at 10 PM CST. 
Have a wonderful day!!!

161 comments:

Jingle said...

I blog because I love sharing my work with others and for thefriendships I have developed through this wonderful means of communication!

Naomi said...

Michele,
I think I took on blogging to share inspiration, showcase my family at times and what we do in our everyday lives that may be of interest to others and to exploit my love for birds. Every year for the last two I have a pair of doves next in this large tree to the side of our home which I find amazing to watch how they next, how they teach their young and how they release and let them go when the parenting is done. Thanks for letting me share!

LadybugCarrie said...

I don't have a blog. I have thought about starting a blog many times, but just don't have the time. I am thankful for bloggers like you for inspiration and motivation! I am already a follower. Thanks for the chance to win! :-)

Rach1fun said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win these great carts! I blog as a place to chronicle all my craft adventures in one spot. The viewers I get is just a bonus...

Avril Tanner said...

I started my blog because my 2 friends were pestering me... now that I have had it running awhile I love it... and look forward to the comments from my blogging world friends! I totally enjoy your inspiration you provide us with and always look forward to checking out what you have to share!

Wende said...

I am your newest follower. I blog to share with friends and family and my cyber friends as well. I visit other blogs for inspiration. It is the perfect morning ritual. Thanks for the chance to win. I really want Giant Flowers, I can see a new spring wreath in my future. Just finished poking around your blog, NICE!!!!

Kitty Bryan Matter said...

Love the new cartridges! Not a blogger. I share on FB instead!

Kitty

Ohhh Snap said...

The first thing I ever posted was a "Cute as a Button" welded Gypsy file to share, back in 2009. It's become a great way to share crafty-ness with like minded folks, especially because most of the people I interact on a face to face basis don't really get why Distress Inks are one of the best things since sliced bread. Thanks for the chance to win these two awesome carts that have been on my wishlist :D

Sis Patterson said...

Thanks so much for the opportunity to win 2 carts (that make my heart go pitter patter too)!

I have a little blog because most of the projects I make leave my home. With a blog, I need to make sure a get a good photo instead of settling for a quick snapshot.

I've learned so much from your blog and your Cricut Circle blog posts. Thank you for providing such great insights and lessons!

Carolyn/MamaC said...

Thank you for sharing your story and the wonderful cartridges!
Why do I blog...I am still not quite sure! Like so many others, I enjoying sharing tips, techniques, and projects. I belong to the Cricut Circle Message Board and I started my blog to post pictures and then it developed into much more. It is a crafting treat to see what others are making and posting!
Carolyn
http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com

bird said...

I am one of your followers and I just love all your projects that you make. TFS

Sonya said...

What an awesome giveaway....I decided to start a blog a little over a year ago because all my friends thought I should! And, I wanted to be able to participate in challenges, that was what pushed me over the edge!! Since then I've joined design teams, won a couple of challenges and look forward to the camaraderie that results from connecting with other bloggers. It makes me feel connected to the world, even though I'm normally just an at home mom most of the time. ;)

Josie0602 said...

I blog to share my creations. They are not always the best but I still have fun doing them! I love getting comments and new followers...love the crafting community!

I have been your follower for quite some time and love the things you do. Thank you so much for this amazing giveaway!!

Tracy
http://scrappininthewoods.blogspot.com

Traci said...

I started blogging a couple of years ago as a place to share my thoughts. Then I let it go because I could not figure out how to find followers. Then I found the wonderful world of scrapbooking and decided to meld the two worlds together. My blog is not just about my crafting but about my life and my crafting together. I love to write and craft, so I try to blend those things together. I would love for you to come check out my blog: confessionsofaproverbs31.blogspot.com/

Liza Shepherd said...

I started a blog but I just don't seem to find the time to keep it up! I guess I spend too much time surfing everyone else's blogs! There are so many talented people that I just don't think I can keep up! Thanks for all the inspiration and sharing your talent!

LindaV said...

Already a follower! I BLOG to share myself with whomever cares. Usually just myself! I can't wait until life slows down to the point where I can make an enrty everyday 'cause I have a lot to say and share!

Thank you for this opportunity.

LindaV
TheTulipCollector
tulips4u_90501@yahoo.com

Karen said...

I blog mainly to share my work with fellow crafters. I appreciate how everyone shares with me so I feel this is my way of giving back. Thanks for the give away!

Paper Memories4u said...

I check your blog daily and thought I was a follower but Google must have kicked me off. :) I'm a follower now and really enjoy all the projects you share and the little glimpses you give us into your "real" life.
I started my blog as a way to stay connected to my family and share some craft projects with them. Now I usually just post craft related items. It's fun for me to see what everyone makes and to make friends with people I wouldn't have met other wise.
I LOVE the "I Blog" charm, with the pearl it looks so old and charming.
Thanks Dana
papermemories4u@ yahoo.com

terri142 said...

I do not have a blog, but I have thought about starting one. I am just not sure I want to invest the time. I do love visiting blogs to see all the great projects. I have been following your blog for a while and enjoy it. Thanks for the chance to win.

tderosa142 at gmail dot com

Diane said...

I blog because I love crafting and want to share my love of crafting and my projects with others. I also love visiting other blogs for inspiration

Melody Lane Designs said...

Thank You so much for offering 2 carts to give away, I am excited!

barbarastewart1 said...

I'm a FOLLOWER of you... your creativity caught my fancy when I first saw it on the Circle Blog and I'm HOOKED. I don't have a blog, however, LOVE to see so many of them.

Carrie Elmore said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win both these carts....I thought I was going to be a blogger but for whatever reason haven't done as well as I thought. I don't know why, life just gets in the way (and my laptop is oh so slow!) but I love to get a glimpse into the lives of others, therefore I read a lot of blogs. Carrie

Carrie Elmore said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win both these carts....I thought I was going to be a blogger but for whatever reason haven't done as well as I thought. I don't know why, life just gets in the way (and my laptop is oh so slow!) but I love to get a glimpse into the lives of others, therefore I read a lot of blogs. Carrie

JaniceA said...

I blog because it is a journal of the crafty thing I have made, it is for me mostly but I enjoy visitors and love comments. janiceaeschliman.blogspot.com

Stephanie said...

I'm a new follower. I will be adding your badge to my blog after I finish this comment. Truthfully, I started my blog to enter a contest, you had to have a blog.After that it sat there neglectred for months. I didn't know what to do with it.Finally a very helpful lady, Jeannie Phillips, walked me through posting pics of my projects. She was one of the first blogs I started visiting. Her work is amazing. Anyway, I started posting my cards and bits of info about my life and times. I have only a few followers, for 3 years, compared to most. It has allowed me to share with people with the same kind of interests. Besides the internet, there isn't anyone else around me with the same interests. I love that I can go back and look at what I've done.

Kris said...

I love your blog,it always inspires me. I haven't been creating much lately, so haven't posted on my blog in a while. I plan to create again and get back to. Y blogging. Thanks for a chance to win, I have been wanting both of those carts.

Bunnyfreak said...

I blog as a way to share my crafting with others who understand the crafting bug. I also use my blog to share DT and CT work.

Anonymous said...

Hi I don't have a blog but love reading and looking at others thanks for chance to win.
Eacosta@dc.rr.com

Nancy said...

Thanks for the great giveaway and for sharing your fabulous projects on your blog. I don't currently have a blog, but love being inspired by others who do.

R said...

I don't have a blog, but the idea crosses my mind from time to time... I love your blog! Tanks for sharing your talents.

rhaun64@gmaildotcom

Diane M. said...

I blog as a way to get me to actually use the craft supplies I have been accumulating. :) It's also an easy way for others to see the craft side of me if they didn't know I had it.

These carts are both on my wish list, so I would love to win them.

Beth said...

I don't have a blog mainly because I'm not tech savvy enough.But I'm so glad there are people out there with craft blogs to give me ideas and help me learn new techniques. Thanks for the chance at 2 wonderful cartridges.

Beth
baby.cowgirl88 at yahoo dot com

dknox614 said...

Hi, I dont have a clue how to start my own blog! lol! I love looking at other blogs for craft ideas and such! You have amazing cards! I just love the Easter Egg! Thank you for sharing! If I can figure out how to follow I will. lol Hopefuly this comment will post. lol

Anita Kehn said...

I have a blog but have not added to it for almost a year. I'm not a photographer so didn't share pictures. Also I became disenchanted with some bloggers. One blog I was following begged for comments and even threatened if comments weren't left ~ like she could really do something!! Blogging and commenting takes lots of time and I felt like I didn't have that so quit for the time being. I do read your blog every time a new post in there. Oh and I do want these carts!! Both of them have been on my list to buy along with many others! I've been in the Cricut world about six months so don't have many carts yet. I have only 17 so far but use them all. I do love all your inspiration ` especially your Cricut projects.

Newbie2crafting said...

I blog because I like being in blog hops and sharing my work with others. When I first got my cricut Christmas of 2010 I didn't know what a blog was until I became a member of the cricut mb. I saw LOTS of amazing projects, videos, tutorials and couldn't wait to start my own blog since I was new to the crafting world. Now I am on a DT and love to share my creations and hope maybe I can give someone motivation and they can learn from me like I've learned from so many others who have blogs. Thank you so much for this wonderful chance to win 2 amazing cartridges.

Dana
Danascraftycorner.blogspot.com

Regina said...

I don't have a blog but just wanted to say how much I admire your work. I admire you as a person too. I am a card maker and love to see all the beautiful ones you make. Maybe someday I will have a blog!

Treva said...

WOW, thanks for the opportunity win...your blog is nice....The reason I blog is simply a way of sharing my passions that include my family and papercrafting!

sherry2545 said...

First thank you for the chance to win such a fabulous blog prize. I am not a blogger, but I am a follower I love seeing all the things everyone creates.

Esther said...

I am a follower and huge admirer of your work! I love reading blogs but don't have one of my own. I am inspired and constantly amazed by the amount of talent out there in the blogosphere. Thank you so much for sharing yours!

Scrappin Dhilly said...

I am a long time follower of your blog an enjoy your creations! You are so talented and I find your projects so inspiring! I started blogging only a short 9 months ago to share my with my family. It soon became more than that for me since I really began to enjoy challenges and blog hops. I love reading comments and checking to see if there are any new followers. Blogging has become a fun journey for me. I really enjoy visiting others blogs and hope others feel the same way about my blog!

scrappindhilly at gmail dot com
http://scrappindhilly.blogspot.com/

Gail said...

I blog because I love to showcase my work and show others my work.
tacyn@comcast.net.
you may visit my blog at
www.stkittsscrapper.blogspot.com

beccagoose said...

I don't blog, because I don't know enough about computers to get one up and running. I do love reading other's blogs. My favorites bar is filled with blogs I check daily. You are one of my favorites.

StefanieH said...

I blog to ideas and inspiration. i love to see what others come up with. thanks.

StefanieH
chrisandstef at sympatico dot ca

Donna said...

Wow what wonderful blog candy. I do not have a blog as it just is not my thing. But following blogs is and may I say that you happen to be one of the most talented blogs there is. I first saw your blog thru the Cricut Circle Blog. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with all of us.

Donna C.
goCricutgo (CC)

Donna said...

Wow what wonderful blog candy. I do not have a blog as it just is not my thing. But following blogs is and may I say that you happen to be one of the most talented blogs there is. I first saw your blog thru the Cricut Circle Blog. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with all of us.

Donna C.
goCricutgo (CC)

Liz S. said...

I don't blog but I discovered I love to look at other peoples blogs, specifically cardmakers. I have totally quit purchasing mags because what cardmakers have online are much more up-to-date and interesting cards to see. Also, no more mags taking up space. I used to make cards and sell them but with the economy going downhill, I quit, as my mojo took a long-term hiatus too. I know in my heart this is a temporary thing since I look at lots and lots of blogs everyday. Sometimes I like what I see so much, I actually purchase something. When my cardmaking mojo returns, I am planning on starting a blog. Always, a crafter at heart...

Susan said...

I blog because it lets me feel like I am sharing something about myself. Even though I don't have any followers, not even family members, I still post to my blog and share things I've made, or personal moments. I guess I think of my blog as an online journal...kind of like a legacy that allows anyone to share in me and the things I like. So, I guess I really blog for me. Thanks for allowing me to share! I love your blog and visit often :)

Sue from Oregon said...

Why I blog? I started to blog to meet other stampers and connect with their blogs and the crafting community. I was also excited to learn the techie part of it as well, although I do think I drove my kids crazy with my questions LOL! Your blog was one of the very first I followed!

Mary said...

For me to blog or not? Well, I blog because i wish to remember the things i do and to be remembered.

Clare D. said...

I am following via Networked blogs! Thanks for the chance to win! I blog because I love to share my work & to promote my Cricut Dust Covers. cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

Clare D. said...

I posted your blog button to my blog. YOu can find it here: http://www.cricutcraftyclare.blogspot.com/
Thanks for the extra chance to win! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

Rea' said...

I started blogging because the Design Team that I worked on at a store blogged ( I needed to keep up ...still trying !). Then I noticed my favorite designers blogged so I wanted to be part of that creative community. I wanted to "share" in their creative journeys. The store closed where I was working we all scathered so now we keep in contact by blog. I love journaling my own creative journey/life. Blogging also helps me "process" things in my own life, family and friendships. I'm greatful for All the varoius connections and many talents/gifts shared and the "growth" that it has affored me ( I'm still trying to learn ALL this technical stuff setting up a blog posting ... wow so much to learn). Bloggers like yourself have been my inspiration and encouragement Thank You :)

gma654 said...

i just started also haven't posted my own video yet but....I'm still building my hoard.

gma654 said...

i just started also haven't posted my own video yet but....I'm still building my hoard.

Beth said...

I don't blog at all, but I like to read blogs, especially with scrapbooking. They often tell personal stories, and I find it interesting to learn about the creative process and the people behind it as well. Thanks for the chance to win!

Beth

scootingranny said...

I just became a follower! I am blogging as a learning experience and one thing I've learned is that I need to blog more often!! I love looking at other blogs for ideas, learning and sharing.

And I don't have either of these cartridges and would be just tickled to pieces to win!

Margie said...

I blog because i love sharing my pictures and crafty creations, and getting feedback from others with similar interests!

Cammie said...

I am a follower. I startd blogging as a way to keep in touch with family then I started sharing my creations and then I split it into two blogs . Then life got too busy and I quit. I try to catch up sometimes but it doesn't work.

Brit K. Designs said...

I started blogging to share my crafty projects with family that don't live near me since they would always ask what I'd been making lately. I continue to blog because I found I love it and as my love for scrapbooking has grown I've been trying out for Design Teams and it's usually a requirement to have a blog. Thanks for a chance to win! I have been drooling over that Giant Flowers cartridge, lol, so pretty.

Kelly said...

I think most people begin blogging as a way to show off their creativity and express their thoughts. Then slowly it takes on a very social atmosphere where you get to know people that you've never met, but come to care about and share your experiences, wisdom and friendship.

Thanks so much for the chance to win these 2 fabulous carts!

Ladybug said...

Well, lookie at you --- who didn't have any followers to begin w/! Now you have 1500+! WTG!!! I love your blog and I'm a lonnnnnng time follower! :-)

Why do I blog? I find it's a way to "share" --- whether it be something I've done or created. Then, to hear back from others as to what they thought or even share things they've done similarly. :-)

Thanks so much for a chance to win those awesome carts! Very sweet of you to offer them! I would be in heaven, if I won!!! :-)

Holly Hudspeth said...

I love your blog. Glad you have highlighted it. I have posted your blinkie on my blog and have joined as a member. Keep up the fabulous paperwork!

Karan said...

I started blogging because I thought it would be a fun to share my projects and for getting for involved in scrapbooking. Unfortunately I am not very good at posting regularly because if I don't have a project to post, I just don't post.
Thanks for the chance to win these awesome cartridges - I don't have either one but would love to have them both!

Diane Hodrick said...

I started blogging after about a year and a half of reading about and visiting other people's blogs on the cricut MB. I decided I'd like to have a place to keep all my cards. Any followers is just gravy. Thanks for the great give away, Michele.

Brenda said...

Awesome giveaway! I blog because to share with my family and friends. I don't always have enough time to keep it up to date but I do try. I like to give credit to the crafty people I get my inspiration from and a blog is a great way to do that.

Hrvatica said...

I was already a follower. I started blogging after joining the Cricut Circle Message Board to make it easier to post pictures and share some of my creations. I still have so much to learn about blogging and paper crafting in general. Thanks for the chance to win.

Mary Jean said...

Hi! I have a blog but I am actually more of a blog hopper!!! LOL...I started my blog as a way for my family to see what I'm working on....but have sadly neglected it for a while...I need to make a promise to myself to post at least weekly!

Houses Built of Cards said...

I actually started my blog to help my husband with a college class he was taking. He had to build a website, and embed a link to a blog into it. I had no idea what it would become for me - but I am most definitely hooked! I still have a lot to learn - but I love my online community of blogging friends! Makes the world seem smaller somehow! (And your blog has always been so inspiring to me! Thanks for sharing your life and creativity with us!!!)

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

Gina piazza said...

I started blogging because when I first joined the circle, I felt like I was the only one who didn't.
I keep blogging (although not so often) because I like keeping some of my thought process and details with my projects.
Thanks for the chance to win!

Carissa said...

I started my blog in May and it has been such a fun way to "meet" people who obsess about crafts the same way that I do!! It makes my heart happy to visit other's blogs and to read the comments on my blog. So fun to connect!
www.happilyeverpapercrafter.blogspot.com

CottageRose said...

I don't have a blog because I'm so computer illiterate. I can barely navigate in others' blogs, but it sure makes me appreciate the blogs I visit (and yours is wonderful!)
Deb, qoq_1athotmaildotcom

JennyKozar said...

I blog just to share what I have been working on. It started as finding other people to share my hobby with. I don't keep my blog too up to date (life just gets in the way). Thank you for sharing Michelle!! I love visiting you and have come to consider you a friend! And , I don't have either of these desirable cartridges!!!!

Jenny

Jlkozar at Comcast dot net

nallian said...

I began blogging to share my work. I am not very good at bogging and definitely not very diligent about posting. But I so enjoy browsing at others' blogs. I just discovered yours via the circle! Wow-love it! Thanks for the opportunity to win these beautiful carts!

Gwen said...

My daughters got me started with my blog so they could see what I was making. They encouraged me to try out for design teams so I did. I find that having a blog pushes me to try new things and to become better at it all.

Gwen said...

I put your button on my blog.

Lizzie said...

I love your blog...I blog because I try to chronicle my life and craft...but so far...not doing too well with it...LOL

Lori said...

I blog to share what I make and to to see how I change and grow as a crafter.

Lori said...
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Crafty Teacher said...

I started to blog to share creations I make. It's been a fun learning experience that I'm still figuring out.
:)Khrista

Got2BCrafting said...

Hi Michele,
I originally began blogging so I could enter my projects into challenges. I remember when I got my first followers... I was sooo excited, I ran around the house telling my family. (I'm pretty sure they thought I was crazy! LOL!) I don't think this feeling ever goes away tho. Everytime I get a new follower, I just feel so happy inside and it just inspires me even more. I love blogging and I love looking at other blogs... I am always amazed at the incredible talent I find.
Well, enough rambling! LOL! Thanks for the generous giveaway. My heart will definitely go pitter patter if I win. :)
Lori
got2bcrafting at gmail dotcom

EllenaElizabeth said...

Hi Michele. I love your work and always look forward to seeing your latest creation. You are in my top 5 of creators! I don't want to go in the running for your give-a-way as I don't have a Cricut machine, but I would like you to visit my blog. Thanks for sharing your work.

Ruth G said...

Michele, I don't actually have a blog. I've thought about starting one and then I shy away because I'm afraid I won't do enough to make it worthwhile. If I did have a blog it'd be to share my creations and to write about it, because that is something I enjoy very much. I might also share trials from my everyday life, but I also have other outlets for that. Thanks for all you share. I feel like so many of the bloggers I follow are friends I've never gotten to meet.
formerly meredemaison

iluvmybugs said...

I started blogging to have a record of my projects (since I give almost everything I create away); and to share with others. It's also a great way to 'meet' people from all over the world that share similar interests!
I'm already a follower. Thanks for the chance to win your generous giveaway!
~Terry~

Sunnieday said...

I blog because it is my happy place... I can create and share an stay out of lifes problems.. =)

Beth said...

I blog because I like sharing what I do with others. I love seeing people from all over the world visiting. I feel so connected to them. Thanks so much for the chance.

Jodie R said...

At first I started my blog to make it easier to post the challenges. Now, It's also a way to share my creations with my family and friends too. They don't leave comments. They call me mostly when they see something they like, but that's good because we get to talk more.

Thanks for the giveaway, Michele!!!

flowerdisco said...

michelle, i think we all blog to share our creations and to get a pad on the back :-). i have made some beautiful friendships and had gained so much confidence in what i do.
thanks for the chance to win. i am already a follower and ADMIRER.
take care.

Tara said...

I don't blog, but am glad others do :) I'm sooooo busy, but I plan to get more done some day after grad school is complete!!!

GabyCreates.com said...

Wonderful post...I often ask myself the same question... I started a blog to share my new found love of scrapbooking (entered the project 12 world-- never finished more then three months...two years later I am on my 7 week of Project Life)...I am now enjoying like you the connectivity, the friendships built through a blog...and a blog led me to FaceBook (I was so resistant) and FaceBook led me to a third cousin!!!
My heart is going pitter patter at the opportunity of having Giant Flowers! TFS

amysdesigns said...

Just set up my blog--but haven't posted yet. Your blog is always fun to read. Just so much fun to see your projects. I can tell that you really enjoy working with your hands to express yourself! Love it. THanks for a chance to win too.

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

Hey there! I've been a follower for sometime. :-)

Why do we blog? Yep, I always ask myself that when I consider to stop blogging. I started blogging because my friend started blogging and I figured if she could figure out the mysteries of the blogging world that I could too. I lived in the arctic and blogging helped me feel connected. It's been a fun ride for sure!

:-)

Rhonda said...

I don't blog but would love to! I'm a huge fan of yours, especially your Copics tutorials! Keep sharing your work, it's so inspiring!!!

Nana Donna said...

I blog because I love to share the creations I make with others. Also I love all the friends I have made since I started my blog about a year and a half ago. Love looking at other blogs to learn new things and get inspired
Thanks for the giveaway.
Nana Donna
http://nanadonnascarddreams.blogspot.com/

PS I have been a follower of yours for a long time

TeacherMom said...

Well, I have to admit, that I am not a blogger myself but a huge blog lurker!!! I LOVE looking at other people's blogs and getting ideas and inspiration!!! I did start a blog at one time, but I can't even remember what I called it now (how dumb!!!!!) Anyways, I am content to spend my time trolling blogs and leaving comments for others. Thanks so much for the chance to win these 2 amazing carts. I would love to have them!!!!!!
TeacherMom
gaudet5 at rogers dot com

Lori said...

I do not blog. I love to read and look at blogs! Yours is wonderful! Keep up the lovely work!
I signed up to follow thur email.
lorihall86 at hotmail dot com

Janeen said...

I'm a new follower! I started blogging to show my creations, but I have to admit I haven't been keeping up with it! :( Thanks for the chance to win such great cartridges!

majelica@comcast.net

Megan Setter said...

Great post! Why do I blog? Like most, it's just a way to share my ideas and what I've done. We all love the recognition and it's nice to receive it and it's a great forum to share with so many people at once. I also blog for myself - laying it all out there makes me feel accomplished!

missstamper said...

I don't have an active blog, but I am thankful that you and others do! I love seeing all the wonderful things! I just signed up to follow your blog!

missstamper (at) yahoo.com

Aman said...

Thank you for the great giveaway! I blog to share my crafty adventures with other crafters. Blogging also helps me stay motivated.

amanbains1 at gmal dot com

Linda Peterson said...

I really enjoy your blog. I do not blog, but my daughter does---I love to read hers every day and find out what is going on---things that she might not mention to me but puts it in writing.

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

I blog because I wanted a way to share my projects, and to meet other crafters.

Lisa said...

I first started a blog as a way to share my projects...I never dreamed of the incredible community of crafters that I would meet and be so thankful to be a part of!! I truly appreciate all of my bloggie friends and I am inspired daily by the amazing talent out there! It pushes me to do better!! Thanks so much for a chance at a fabulous giveaway!! I'm a happy follower :)

Lisa
indymermaid.blogspot.com
indymermaid(at)gmail(dot)com

Janie said...

I do love looking at your blog, but have yet to get one going of my own.

RockinRenee said...

I first started blogging to be able to link up project. It quickly turned into a place to archive my work. Now, it is for those two reasons and SO much more! It really is a place for me to channel my creative energy.

vdoyle8 said...

I don't blog yet but I have been toying with the idea of starting one... I just can't imagine who would read it LOL!
Perhaps if I win the cartridges, it would give me the push I need ;-)
I love your blog and have been a follower for a while.
Vicki - Rochester NY

michfedo said...

I don't blog, because of the time factor, and yes I find it a little scary! I prefer to snoop through others and look at all their lovely creations! Maybe one day I will overcome my fear! I love your projects, I see you all the time on the circle and you are amazing!

La-Vie Borde-Perry said...

I read your blog daily and today resonated with me so much! I started blogging a couple years ago to enter a father's day card challenge on the My Pink Stamper blog (the first crafts blog I started reading and how I found out about you I believe). I feel now how you felt in the beginning. I have 61 followers and most are FB friends and not crafters so I don't get comments often. It feels like I am doing this for myself sometimes.

I blog because I am an avid crafter that likes to share all the crafty goodness I create. My work has been made to make people scream, cry, do a happy dance... so I blog because my craftiness touches lives. I started a business based on this premise. But it is very slow going. So I blog to inspire and to show my range in hopes that I will get some orders. This year I am determined to apply for and win a spot on a design team. I love what you create and am constantly inspired. Keep up the good work. Thanks for the giveaway! L_borde at yahoo. com

http://www.cestla-viedesigns.blogspot.com/

Penny said...

I don't have either of these cartridges. I am in the "thinking I want to do a blog" stage. Yours is always great and I am not sure I could keep one up or have time to make enough projects, but I am sure I want to try. When I get it set up, I will definitely grab your button. Thanks for a chance to win.

Nadia (WithGlitteringEyes.com) said...

Why I blog? Well, it is not because my husband loves that I am a blogger, that's for sure! hahahaha (I'm not sure he knows my blog address or how to get to it).

I blog because it is a way for my little projects to be seen and not be forgotten. I cannot tell you how many things I made in the past when I was a seamstress that are such distant memories but took days of my life. If only people blogged by then! Now, it is fun to look through my gallery and know that my little body of work is available to share... and so I won't forget!

I love teaching what I have learned on a project too, and my blog allows me to do that!

And I love visiting blogs too and getting to know crafters a bit better on their own terms. That really makes it special!

Thank you for this fun contest. It has been fun reading what everyone has to share!

Nadia

Suzanne said...

Hi Michele!
I love to search and follow blogs to get inspiration. I appreciate all that you share with us...Thank you. I've wanted to start my own blog but haven't gotten enough courage to do so...yet. Hopefully, I will soon.

Suzanne
suzwatanabe@yahoo.com

scrapaholicjen said...

I blog so I can share my work with others and I also like to enter in challenges! Thanks for the chance to win!
qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

jcinokc said...

I blog because I like to share my work. I don't post as often as I would like though. Thanks for the chance to win!

Becci said...

I have a blog but I confess that I am not super great at keeping up with it. I started it so that I'd have somewhere to talk about something other than children and raising children ;). I mostly post crafts and recipes there!

I would love to win GIANT FLOWERS (oh my goodness!!!) and I would be happy to share Victorian Romance so that another person could win too :) THANK YOU!!!!

Becci said...

I am following your blog through Blogger and I also posted your button over at my blog:

http://b-handmade.blogspot.com/

Thanks again!!!

mary mac said...

Hey, Michele, I love your layout in the new Cricut Mag! I remember you talking about your wonderful trip to celebrate your birthday. The cityscape on your lo in CM caught my eye, and i noticed it was your creation. Very cool!
now, to answer your question, Why do you blog?, i don't. It amazes me how you, with your family, full time job, full time crafting, et al handles the full time job of blogging. and there are many people, like you with an overflowing life, that adds maintaining a blog to their daily tasks. I really love being a follower so i never miss your new postings. Thank you for sharing your wonderful creations and your lovely family with us.

craftymrs said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! I like blogging because I give a lot of my creations away. It's fun looking back at all the creations and thinking of the recipients.

Linda E said...

I started my blog to share my creative projects with family and friends but my following has grown a little beyond that. There are several people who I now consider to be blog friends. They always comment on my posts and I comment on theirs. I have been a bad blogger lately but I am going to write a post right now! Thanks for the chance. I have enjoyed following your blog for a while now even if I don't always have a chance to comment.

Stampin' Meg said...

I blog so that I can hopefully share some of my ideas the way that so many others have shared with me. It's good karma :-)

Mailee Lor said...

I am kind of a new blogger. Still very unsure of what to do and when to do it. I started blogging as a way of saving my thoughts and ideas somewhere safe (online :) I love following people. There are so many talented people out there who are very inpiring and kind to share their arts and crafts. I am grateful for all. You included. I love your cards. So beautiful.

SherriB said...

I don't currently have a blog, but I follow many. I just became a follower of your very inspirational blog. I get so many neat ideas from checking out other's blogs. Thanks for the chance to win your generous blog candy!

sherri_braun@hotmail.com

Sue S. said...

I have yet to start my own blog but my husband has promised to help me this spring!! When I create one, it will be to share my crafty projects and to stay connected with my family. Thanks for a chance to win!! I am already a follower.

sueot33@yahoo.com

meryle said...

Reading your story inspired me to start my own blog. I dont know how to start it. i am going to look into it... Just another reason not to get off of the computer and clean..lol

Charlotte Brochu said...

HI! I've been a member of your blog for awhile now and I love the inspiration that I get from you! I blog for many reasons. I want something for my family to view and a little remembrance for them. I love to meet new scrappy friends and visit other people's blogs and get inspiration and I hope they can do the same from mine. I love to share my work with others, share interesting techniques I've found, share sites or challenges that I've found! It's a great way to stay connected! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win these cartridges! They both look great! I've made a promise to myself to start using my Cricut more and this would be the perfect thing to get me started on that promise!

woodenstamp said...

I blog to share my work, although I have been very neglectful in doing this lately. I love your blog and glad you sent a post so I can follow you! Would love to win the cartridges, they are the two I have coveted lately. :)

ehodge54 said...

I don't have a blog right now. Thinking about it. I love the cartridges you are giving away. Good luck to all of us!

Michele said...

I am not a blogger, yet! I just recently was given a cricut expression2 from my hubby. It is wonderful! I love it! I am still building up my cartridge supply, i am hooked on looking for beautiful papers on sale at craft stores, I am truly.enjoying getting back into crafting. I just found your blog this morning, your work is so creative and gorgeous! I loook forward to your future emails and posts! I hope to start sharing some of my work soon!

Debby said...

I am becoming a follower thru google reader. I started a blog just to share my work for others to get inspired. The last year or two my blog has been neglected because I care for my Mother in my home. Used to also care for my Dad in my home until he passed away. I enjoyed blogging, it gave me a feeling of accomplishing something I truly enjoy. I really need to get back to it, hopefully soon I can do that, as my mom seems to be doing somewhat better.
I have been trying to win these on ebay with no luck so would love to win them here, thanks so much for the chance.
angel hugs
Debby

Linda said...

I blog professionally to keep in touch with students and parents, but I haven't done any with my crafting because I am a beginner and I don't feel I'm good enough yet. I hope to be soon.

Sara said...

I actually started a blog but have not gone anywhere with it due to working and being a nursing student. I hope to get it going when I'm done with school. I am an avid blog follower though!

Tammy said...

I currently don't have a blog but hopefully soon. Thanks for the chance to win.

pam t said...

i became a blogger when I retired, I love to craft and have all my life, I started scrapbooking after my daughter made me a scrapbook, after that I would always give her pics to add to my book, she finally told me I had to start doing my own LOL, my blog is http://whywecraft.blogspot.com/http://whywecraft.blogspot.com/. I love seeing what others create, great inspiration

jrugg said...

I am new to blogging and my journey sounds very familiar to yours, I use my own blog just to post my LO for contest, but I love reading others blog and check them out daily! I am a follower

Paula Rosenow said...

I recently started blogging about my cards to watch my progress as I learn different techniques, learn to use new tools. It's a way of measuring my progress during this journey. I'm having a ball.

Jenée said...

I had to smile at your comment about having no followers. My blog is about a year old, and I have seen it slowly grow, but I keep watching that number in the hopes of it increasing (smile). I started blogging because it was a way to share my creativity. I have crafting friends who also have blogs, and we share through our blogs. It was also a way to enter different challenges which always ask for a blog link. It is my dream that others will like my creativity enough to want to follow me, so I always try to give details about what I use and the process. Thank you for this opportunity to win those two lovely cartridges.

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

I blog to share my work mostly with family, but some friends too! I love the inspiration I gather from others' blogs (like yours).

Kellie L said...

I started a blog and have yet to work on it - I can't seem to find the time. I love visiting other blogs to get ideas for scrapping layouts and card making. Thanks for the chance to win these awesome cartridges!!! Kellie

Harley said...

Sorry I don't blog. Don't seem to have enough hours in a day. bit I love your inspiration. I also love those carts.

*Vicki* said...

Hey sweetie!! Well, you know I already follow you sweetie and the reason why I blog is simply stated in my blog title and description. I love to share and hope that others will enjoy what I share and it brightens them with a smile or picks up their day a bit...or inspires...in whatever way it works!! :)

Thanks for the chance at this candy sweetie!! HUGS

Gail said...

I have not created a Blog yet - a bit intimidated by it all - but I visit many blogs to see what others have created - it helps me get inspired! Thanks for providing the opportunity for us to win a prize. Have a great day ~ Gail

Gail said...

I do not blog at this time - I feel a bit intimidated by all of it - but I do visit others blogs to get inspired - have a great day!

mitz said...

..how do you say WOW ?? wow -- thanks for the opportunity at your yummy blog candy.. I am already a follower -- I do have a blog.....butttt
dont know my way around a puter.. zoommm over my head.. need help in getting stuff( more than is on there already ) to get my blog going.. ( argggg moment ) lol thanks again.Blog surfing brings such a sense of joy at what is to be found out there..
mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

Nana's Paper Things said...

I follow your blog and love it, although I've not been very active in checking for the past year. You are so very creative and I do like reading when I can have the time. I started my blog so that I could enter my projects on the Circut Circle Blog and on the circle forum when the circle first started. I'm not much good at updating it and keeping current. For the past year or so I've had too many things on my plate to take the time to write or even enter my projects on the circle. Hopefully, things will settle down and I can start fresh. I thank you for your lovely giveaway!
LizW in TX

Lynette Adams said...

I love reading blogs. It connects me to a world outside my own. I find such great inspiration from you and others. It let's me know that I don't have to be alone. Lynette

Jamie S said...

I blog (once in a blue moon) to store videos of items I have made. I constantly use blogs like yours for inspiration, and I am recording my process/progress in mini album creating on mine in the hopes that if someone stumbles across what I did, that they may get one idea or one tidbit of info that might help/inpire them, just like all the web blogs do for me! Thanks for this chance at the awesome cartridge giveaway! I am a follower!

Beverley said...

I don't have a blog yet, but I will one day soon. I'm learning so much from your blog and others I follow that I won't be able to contain myself much longer.
Thanks for all the inspiration, but blog and creative. Without people like you, my life would be rather drab.

Theresa said...

I blog because I want to keep a record of all that I have done on my crafting journey. It's sort of like writing in a journal for me. I'm so glad I get to visit beautiful blogs like yours. I am always inspired by others.

rstuck2003 said...

I have a blog but I do not keep it up. I just do not have the time to keep it up and I don't have the means to be able to take good pictures of my creations!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the opportunity to win 2 carts, pick me pick me.

I have a blog but most of the projects I make leave my home.
Never have taken the time to post
anything on it.

Thank you for providing such great ideas and all the time you put into
the lessons are so helpful.
Thanks again
Leanna in KS

JHolliday said...

I don't blog YET!! Just getting started in papercrafts. Maybe I will take the plunge here soon.

June
Holliday125@yahoo.com

Renee said...

I started blogging for a lot of reasons - I started making cards and wanted to enter them in challenges, so a blog was certainly helpful. Another reason was because I wanted to be able to see the cards and LO's all in one place (I am horrible at putting my LO's in albums!!) And I wanted to be involved more in the blogging community.. once I started reading and being inspired by blogs, I figured I should try it out! I haven't put as much into it as I originally planned, but someday ;) Thanks for the giveaway, I desperately need something other than the cart that came with my Cricut :) Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

I don't have a blog, but I love the people who do. Endless source of inspiration and ideas. Thanks for taking the time to share.
I hope I win!!!!
Robin from Clayton, CA

Becky said...

i'm not a blogger but truly enjoy reading blogs. It would be wonderful to win those cartridges.

Alyssamygirl said...

I am learning how to become a blogger as we speak, I came to your site through googling scrapbooking blogs. Your page was a true inspiration and makes me want to blog even more. I can't wait to get started. I will be sure to return when I'm up and running! Thank you!!!!

Sarah said...

I started out looking at blogs for inspiration, then created my own to enter challenges easier. I knew NOTHING about blogs when I started. Then I discovered the frienships and I'm hooked! I love reading about Kort's successes!

Kathy said...

Very new blog follower. Thank you for the nice giveaway!

Sandy said...

I am a new blogger - I'm 52, and both of my grandparents on my Mom's side were orphans. I have NO history from either of their sides of the family. I have spend years searching... and I don't want my children or their children to have to go through what I have. So - I scrapbook and now I blog!

Kards by Kathi said...

I do a blog to keep my friends up on my new black kitties and to show them my latest crafts. Thanks for a great blog. I have been a long time follower.

MOM said...

I am hooked on blogging. Curiosity is my game, just have to see and hear what everyone is up to and gather as much insperation as is available.

Bobbkat said...

Why do I blog? To share and make friends with those in the craftbook community,and to connect with friends and family.

Firecracker said...

I don't have a blog but one day I would like set up a blog. Thank you for a chance to win.

Christine