Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Did I say Up & running?

Good morning ladies, I hadn't planned on having a posting this quickly but somethings are just meant to be changed.  My last posting I titled "Up and running".  I didn't realize just how true that was, was it prophetic ha ha.  I had entered my 1st ever BLOG HOP.  What ever that was, with fear and trepidation I entered the arena of combatants ( o.k. maybe not combatants).  I had a mountain to climb, approx. 18 different blog sites to visit and make comments on.
After visiting the first 3 I started feeling at home doing this, a matter of fact I was getting pretty comfortable with it all.  When I finally finished visiting all the ladies blogs, it hit me that I had just been introduced to a wonderful group of very talented women that had a gifting that I hoped would one day be mine.
Along the way, I ran into a few ladies that I had met through StampTV so I started feeling like I was among family.  I share this because one day I'll look back on this experience and will realize just how far I've traveled with these dear new friends that I've made.
Well, would you believe that in my very first Blog Hop, I actually won a prize?  As Gomer Pyle would say "Shazam".  haha  Yes, I couldn't believe it, I couldn't believe that there wasn't a  catch to all this, but there wasn't.  I even offered to pay for the postage, but Janis wouldn't think of it.  Thank you Janis for my prize which I will attempt to make something with.  And, to all the ladies that contributed to this very fun HOP. 
Ola, as a newbie yourself, I welcome you to the world of crafting & card making, may I suggest that you enter a Blog Hop right away?  You will love it and those you meet through your travels of each blog.
I thank God for you ladies and the opportunity to learn from you, and your friendships, God bless you all and lets' get "HOPPING". 


  1. Congrats on winning your first prize.... it's so exciting, huh?! I love to blog hop, the inspiration is amazing and if you're lucky enough to win a prize... well that's just the icing on the cake!!!! I'm very excited to say that I've made a new friend in blogland of you David!

    It's so very nice to meet you & I can't wait to see your creations!!


  2. Hi Dave! Congratulations and welcome to this rewarding Crafting world and blogging. Gaby

  3. Welcome to crafty blogland, Dave! The most important thing is to have fun while creating. I can't wait to see what you make!

  4. I'm so glad you stopped by my blog!!! Welcome to the amazing world of craft blogging. Just as a warning it gets a little . . . addicting . . . soooooooo . . . have fun!!! If you need anything I'd be happy to help! :) I can't wait to see what you do!!! :)

  5. Congrats on your blog!!! I am truly looking forward to seeing your creations. I love it when men create, cause they bring a new way of seeing things and I love to learn and see.

    God Bless you,


  6. Thank you so much for the nice comment you left on my blog during the FIF Hello Kitty Blog Hop! If I can help you in any way, please ask!


  7. Hi Dave, Ola sent me over. :) I am now a follower, and can't wait to see more post from you, congrats on winning something from your 1st bloghop. I am sort of new to all this myself, I have been making cards for years just never blogged about doing it, or following other bloggers.
    Please come and check out my blog as well. :) And become a follower (if you want)

  8. Hi, Dave! I also came from Ola's...she has a wonderful blog, as do you! Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging and hopping--and congrats on winning a blog candy first time out! I'd love to have you visit my blog--I do a blog hop and a challenge every month. I also have a Design Team call going right now--this would be a wonderful way for you to be introduced to a really nice group--I have over 500 followers-not as many as the *big* bloggers like Sarah, Pink Cricut, or Robyn at My Pink Stamper, but I'm getting there. Hop on over when you get a chance, to and check out what's new on One By One The Flamingos Are Stealing My Sanity. karelj