Monday, May 19, 2008

*** MY 200TH POST! *** RAKS & Shared Goodies!

WOW. Either I talk too much, or time flies when you write about it!

This is my 200th post, and to celebrate I would like to do several things:

  1. Offer up a RAK (Random Act of Kindness)
  2. Share with you my favorite places to visit
  3. Post about what has been going on 'lately'!

1. RAK(S):
Thank you everyone for visiting my little place! I have to say, this would not have happened had my sweet pea friend DAWN not talked me into it. So - I am going to send DAWN a RAK! And, not only that, I have to thank SANDY, another sweet pea, who made my awesome Banner! So, SANDY will be getting a RAK! And, that leaves the rest of you! So, everyone, leave a post and I will randomly pick a winner who will receive a special gift (a surprise!) from my crafty room! Meaning - something made... Tee Hee!

A.) My 'sweet pea' friends and I met on the 2Peas in a Bucket Stamping Board! This is one of my all time favorite places to chat about stamping, post our work, and participate in challenges. I learned 'most everything I know' from my friends at 2peas.. meaning, they taught me how to stamp! And, soon my friends (Sandy & Dawn along with a few other talented folks!) will be hosting the 2nd Annual World Wide Stamping Event at 2 Peas! Starting June 14th.. So mark your calendars and play with us!
B.) My other favorite place is the Hero Arts Blog & Flickr Group! Oh my... Each week a challenge is posted, and each day new tutorials are posted at the blog! I am getting addicted to this place... and it's all because of Jennifer McGuire- one of the hosts and artists (recognize her? She has that cool monthly column in Creating Keepsakes? How to use stuff you already have in new ways??? She rocks!)... Anyway, Jennifer is also one of the Garden Girls at 2peas, and she hangs out at the stamping board too! It's all connected.. But, Hero Arts has some real cool new stamps! So addicting...
C.) Favorite Art Blogs: I have quite a few on my blog roll. And they are addicting... Here are five faves (and in no particular order) to share with you (in addition to the ones mentioned above):
Ali Edwards - She has been posting some great ideas these last 2 weeks! Mainly, fast and east 'keeping it real' work.. Love her stuff. Love her motto.. Capture & Create..
Kim Hughes - What I love about her posts is she includes tips! Fun. And, what I love about Kim is her cool stamp designs! She designs for Cornish Heritage Farms... Adorable stuff... and a pea!
Jacqueline's Craft Nest - Jacqueline is my favorite 'shabby vintage collage' artist! She is wonderful! Go visit her place! Another pea!
Nancy James - Vintage Papers
Nancy does the BEST heritage work! I love the goodies she shares about her family.. Check out her latest pub work in Somerset magazine on her blog... just amazing!!! She is also a pea..
Godelieve - Stamping Matilda
Godeleive is one of the peas that I have learned TONS from! She is very generous with her tutorials and art! Check out her amazing goodies!

I could go on and on and hope I did not offend anyone by not mentioning your blog as well! I also have my favorite food blogs (Noble Pig, Pioneer Woman, Kitchen Tart), favorite quilt blog (Karen), favorite technique blogs, favorite stamp artist and manufacturer blogs, etc... Believe me the list is long!!! But, I have to stop somewhere!

Oh dear.. I do owe you photos... I am now feeding 6 bummer lambs every 4 hours... Jake had his awesome Birthday party yesterday, I received a beautiful bouquet of flowers from my little sis and I have been running crazy!!! So, photos coming!

So, with that, don't forget to leave a comment if you would like to be entered into the RAK drawing!
Thanks again for reading my random thoughts!


Godelieve said...

Congrats Andi! 200 posts... that's a lot, it seems like yesterday when you started blogging. Time flies!
Keep up the good work :)
Oh, and thanks for the compliment *blushing*

ScrappyPam said...

Congrats on # 200!!!

Lauren said...

Congrats on 200!!!

LOVE the lambs on the front porch in the other post!

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Andi, congrats on your 200th post!

Dawn said...

Hellllloooo, You don't need to send me a rak.. HOw nice of you. Is it a bummer lamb??? you know I could use one of those to eat my Congrats on your 200th post. I look forward to the next 200....

Sandy said...

Whoa, a rak for me, how cool!! :P And congrats on 200, chatty girl!!!!!!!

Jacqueline said...

Congratulations Andi with your 200 posts! I enjoy your blog because it is down to earth, funny and inspirational! Thank you so much for your warm compliment too!

*karendianne. said...

Oh enter me!

Its so neat to see all the cool creative places you visit. Wow! Thanks for sharing that.

Very bonus.

ginny said...

How great that you have kept at the is fun, isn't it?
Thanks for all the places you listed to visit. Of course, now after visiti ng them all I am three days behind on my to-do list!