Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Friends and Tags

Making some paper gifts for friends

Still having a love affair with paper

These are winging off to a gal who "won"
my "non giveaway giveaway" because
 she was another milestone follower.
No, you did not miss the giveaway,
I just noticed one day she had followed at 
a certain number and wrote her and said
You won!
You know who you are, they're coming :D

I love gals who follow me because 
they see something they like,
 or I strike  a chord with an opinion,
or maybe they think Howie is adorable, (yes)
and they haven't just come by to win something, 
though I do those giveaways too sometimes, 
maybe the next milestone?
Getting a surprise gift is an unexpected bonus,
and I love doing it. 

I feel I must mention again 
due to many such comments, 
that if you are a
"no reply" blogger I cannot answer 
your comments like I wish to, 
and I will no longer 
attempt to track you down by visiting your blog.
There is simply not enough time in my day.
AGAIN! please consider
 putting your email in your profile.

If not, here is my bulk Holiday Wish to all you
"No replies"
Merry Christmas!

Hope you are all faring well
through the Holiday crunch. I have 
smooth sailing now.
..and for those who follow my family stories...
Dearest Son is moving to LA in January,
a mere 4 hours away..
Can Darling Daughter be far behind, 
now that she will graduate early?
Looks like I will never get out of here after all,
but I'll take kids visiting on weekends for sure,
and weekends in LA are fun too :D
Can you say Road Trip girls?


April said...

I really love your newest creations! Such talent you have! I have been enjoying looking at some of your Pinterest boards. Did I tell you I'm following? Would sure love for you to do the same since I'm new to it all! Have a good evening!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Oh not so far away is LA!! I know that makes you very happy! I love your blog just because of YOU!! Your talent and gorgeous photos have drawn me in. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas. (I also don't track down no replies...just no time and I guess they don't want to be contacted...just my opinion). Linda

Bead and Needle said...

Aw, Howie...swoon! Lucky winner girly - you're gonna' LOVE your gifts. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE - Road trip! :-) Happy Wednesday, Z...

TheCrankyCrow said...

Lucy gal that "milestone" follower! And that's the funnest way to do a giveaway methinks....Hope you're catching up and savoring the anticipation of the chicks returning to the nest....what fun, fun, fun....(you know, sometimes they need to leave the nest to truly appreciate the nest....) ;o) Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Terra said...

You are creating such beautiful works and how kind to have a give away "just because". Being spontaneous is fun, isn't it?

Theresa said...

4 hours is nothing, right?!!! How nice to have him so close, maybe DD will be right behind him! I love your new paper creations, the blue/gray paper is so pretty and well, I'm a sucker for paper and pinwheels and snowmen and glitter...
Lucky milestone follower!
Happy Wednesday!

Low Tide High Style said...

That's so great that your son is moving so close by! And I hope your daughter follows suit!

Merry Christmas Z!

Kat :) said...

Still visiting your blog, Ms.Z!!...all the way from dreary, rainy Oklahoma tonight. Love the shots from your weekend fest! Wowsie. Always looks like a cool place to curl up with friends, with tea or wine and creativity! Yippee for your music online and the joy of your blog. Best! :) *Oh yes: can you tell me how to include my email address/though I think you have it. I always just do my blogpage name. ?? I think I'm learning; just not sure. Over sixty and I recreate the wheel some days!

Susan said...

I love your paper gifts. I love it all!

imsteelefullofscrap said...

I am a new follower and am enjoying your beautiful creations this morning!!!

Claudia said...

How wonderful that your son will be living in the 'neighborhood.' Better than far away on the East Coast!

Your creations are beautiful - that lucky winner must be grinning from ear to ear!


time worn interiors said...

What great news! Will sister be upset? Hopefully she will follow soon!

Jill said...

Woohoo! The kids closer! Well, at least one for now anyway. That's a big something!

Kathy said...

Oh, what exciting news to have your son moving within easy visiting distance. What a perfect Christmas surprise!
I agree about the no-reply bloggers. I always feel bad because I wonder if they know they are set up that way or just think I'm not friendly.

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Dear Z,
You have made more beautiful you ever stop?
....and, what a lovely thought to give a special follower a gift. She will be delighted with her 'giveaway'.
....and, how lovely that your son will be moving a little nearer to you.
Keep enjoying all of your Christmas preparations. XXXX

Mugwump Woolies said...

Z...dare I hope and dream? If you only knew how much I LOVE paper...always have. I've got my fingers crossed! You are so dear.


C. Joy said...

Beautiful creations. Great 'baby' news. Hope you and yours have a wonderful visit. Very Merry Christmas.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

This is my first visit to your blog, and I've been here for about an hour, and I've enjoyed myself so much. Love your style. laurie

Lana said...

this is a test comment...cuz I'm trying to figure out technology. : )

Lana said...

Z, thank you for the help on getting my account set up the way I needed to. My daughter "walked me through it" with some instructions, too. I think I'm the slowest learner when it comes to this. Now I know! :) (hopefully)

Kit said...

So many pretties! Love them all. Kit

A Cottage Muse said...

Those papers looks so pretty and sparkly! Lucky girl!

Been on the go since Thursday with get togethers and power shopping! Can't wait for the week ahead, lots of time to enjoy the season like a night road trip to enjoy some our jammies! said...

Oh yeaaaa for you. Road trips to visit kids are great.Sooo happy it is working out. Merry Christmas to you and your family too:)Oh and to your pup:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Evi said...

yes to all of the above...mentioned by you and Howie is too precious! I have come up for air and finally am catching up. I love how you decorated your home !!!!!!!!!!!! But I knew I would after that first Christmas posting. I have looked at it all 3 times, hubby even got interested and liked it alot.
And I thought your get-together in your "tent" looked like fun, fun, fun. Oh, I wish I could have been there.
Enjoy your special time with your family and have a wonderful, blessed Christmas and a happy and healthy new year.
Hugs, Evi
PS. Thank you for always writing such lovely comments about my "babies". I appreciate it !!!!

Anonymous said...

Just purchased a "Where Women Create" and discovered you inside! was wonderful to see and read of your work space! I've started painting again and one of my goals is to do some creative storage in the tiny area I have to work end of my apartment kitchen! I would love to have a space as organized as yours...I find confusion a total turnoff for creativity! Wishing you a Merry Christmas Suzan and a wonderfully creative New Year! Theanne