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Winner of Blog Candy

Hello my dear sweet friends -
It's time to announce the winner of my blog candy give away - and the winner is..............  
Anne-Marie
Congratulations Anne-Marie.  Email me your address information and I will get your package mailed out next week.
Thanks again ladies.  
I am having another blog candy give away - just need to finishing getting the package together and take some photos so I can post all about it.  
Be back Sunday evening!
With hugs and smiles
Laine

THANK YOU & More of This and That......

Hello my dear sweet friends -
I will be making the big announcement of the winner of my Pink Blog Candy tomorrow morning.  
WooHoo!!

I want to say a big huge THANK YOU to all of you for your support of Breast Cancer awareness last month.  
Your words of encouragement and thoughtful comments made me smile and touched my heart deeply. 
And for those of you that shared your deeply personal battles with me - I am honored and I hope you know you are all in my prayers.
I treasure each of you!!
I am also going to have new blog candy giveaway starting tomorrow.
Lots of last minute details to finish up tonight and I hope you will be back tomorrow to see who the winner is and to join in the next candy giveaway.
With hugs and smiles always
Laine

Give Thanks Always - Gratitude

Hello again my dear sweet friends
I have slowed down considerably in making cards this past year and have realized I miss making them.  I had some cardstock I have been wanting to use and so began the process of seeing what I could come up with.  I have been thinking a lot about gratitude lately and decided to have that as my theme.  My only goals were to keep it clean and simple, use fall colors, add some bling and use a sentiment rather than an image.  It was so much fun making this card and my passion for cardmaking has been reignited and I can't wait to make many many more.

I am submitting this card into the following challenges:

Challenges 4 Everybody #6        11/9

Totally Gorjuss #152    11/2
Twist of Faith - Challenge #9 Harvest Time/Thanksgiving   11/5

Can You Dig It - Give Thanks Challenge 11/5


As always - thanks for visiting me!!
Hugs and smiles

Laine


Birdie Pirate goes Batty - CH38

Hello again dear sweet friends - hope you are doing wonderfully. 

It time for this weeks challenge at Tuesday Alchemy.  In all honesty I am not a big fan of Halloween (never have been) and so this challenge was a bit of a challenge for me.  I wanted to make something cute and adorable rather than scary and creepy.  I still hope you will join in the challenge and since we have two sponsors this week there will be two changes to win a prize.  The sponsors are:


Floppy Latte - $10 Store Voucher
Loves Rubber Stamps - $10 Store Voucher



Can you believe it??  I actually made a card and it was so much fun.  I fell in love with this little Birdie Pirate and just had to create something with him.  (The adorable image is from 2 Cute Ink).   I honestly can't say he is very spooky looking.  I am hoping with the bats hovering above him and the row of skulls he is standing on will add the spooky look to the card.  What do you think??  By the way - I have been hoarding these little bat embellishments …

A Huge Explanation

Oh my dear sweet friends - I am incredibly sorry for my partial blog post (earlier this morning) that caused confusion.  I am deeply touched by each of your emails to make sure I was okay.  Thank you so much for caring.  

I want to reassure you I am doing fine and to explain what happened.  I was working on a blog post (a rough draft) and must have pushed the "publish" button instead of the "save".  Sometimes I do a lot of editing before I publish my posts and I had only begun to write my post this morning and I mentioned the word "goodbye".

This morning (Sunday) I was feeling incredibly sad and heartbroken.  I was going to have to say goodbye to all my cyber -friends, close my Etsy store and stop posting on my blog due to losing internet access on Tuesday.  I just couldn't stand the thought of one more loss in my life - the friends and connections I have made through the world wide web is how I have started to rebuild my life these past 18 months and h…