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Monday, December 28, 2009

PINK SATURDAY FOR A FIRST TIMER

I have been waiting and hoping and trying to join the fun on Pink Saturdays. This is my first attempt. I want to thank Beverly for allowing me to join this fun group and I am tickled to tell you about a project I am working on. I have a great recycle project I am hoping to complete in 2010.  One of the wonderful blogger ladies gave me this great idea and I apologize that I don't know who it was! If it is you please let me know! LOL! I am collecting Christmas cards with Santa's, Angels and Snowmen. When I have enough I plan to make a photo collage of these and I hope I collect many,many recycled cards so I can use this great idea as gifts for next Christmas!

So far my dear friend Sherrie in Santa Maria, California sent me an envelope full of wonderful cards. I have some in my own collection and am waiting for my niece Holly to send me any she collecting in 2009. She said she already recycled her 2008 cards. So any one wishing to help me with this project feel free to contact me for info on how to send those cards my way!

I want to frame these different collages and use them as gifts. I think it is a great way to recycle and I personally always love a homemade gift. Since I have no sewing talent, having been scarred by a nun at Catholic school in my freshman year of high school, with her comment that I was talentless in the sewing dept. I figure this is the way to go!

As far as Pink Saturday's go, I have an advantage because I love pink and I own a pink cell phone as well as my favorite pair of shoes have pink soles! I own several items of pink clothing and I even keep a pink mini notepad at my bedside so I can jot notes to myself throughout the evening. I have purchased a bottle of "Pink Truck" wine to display in one of my upcoming Pink Saturday's!

I am excited to be a first time Pink Saturday participate and I hope & pray that I can figure out how to get my blog over to Beverly!

I enjoy looking at other blogger's sites and I have found a few to share. Sunny Place is a lovely blog and I enjoy visiting it. I also love to visit Linda at Prairie Flower Farm. These are two of my favorite blog sites.

I am having so much phun visiting sites and learning about other wonderful folks. I am hoping to grow my blog and continue visiting many of the wonderful friends I have found  through blogging.

I wish all of you a Healthy and Happy New Year in 2010. I am hoping I can continue this blogging journey and I wish you many blessings and much joy in the New Year. I started this journal of sorts in honor of my daughter Rebekah's little dog Tinkerbell, a poodle who wandered into our lives on Memorial Day 1996. She never left and we figured someone harmed her and dumped in in our old neighborhood. Earlier this year she was diagnosed with liver disease and we take it day by day with Tink. She is a lovely little dog with a lot of love to give. I originally tried to help my daughter, a struggling college student paying her own way with some of Tink's vet bills. Then I tried, not so successfully, to help her by encouraging everyone to buy a Princess House item so I could help Rebekah, my good friends Alyn and Sandy  and also myself to provide a comfortable life for Tink. We just want her to be pain free and enjoy her remaining time with us no matter how long or short that may be.

I am the most easy going person you would ever met. I often look back on some of the endeavors I attempted and found that perhaps my overly kind attitudes toward people made me not be the most successful business woman around. But I have never been a hard sell sales person and I doubt at my age I would change now. I always will welcome anyone to share in the wonderful Princess House Products but I will never push or prod anyone to buy anything they don't want!

In closing tonight I want to thank Beverly again for this opportunity and thank everyone for listening. Have a wonderful 2010!

17 comments:

Dogmom Diva said...

I am going through my Christmas Cards this morning and sending them out to you....

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Anne. I am so glad you decided to participate. I will include your name, blog name and link in my post this Saturday.

Good luck with your collage. Maybe you saw the collage on my blog. I posted about it here

http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/2009/12/christmas-around-our-home-day-four.html

You made me laugh about your sewing skills. Maybe we are twins separated at birth - because I have no sewing skills either. Needles shiver and run when they see me coming in their direction.

Linda Stubbs said...

I just got home from being gone for 2 days. Our family had a wonderful timein Lawrence Kansas. We went to a KU game and a little shopping. I cam back and you left a comment. I just wanted you to know that you leave the sweetest comments in the world!! Thank you, with you around I feel loved! Blessings to you sweet friend and may the Lord bless you and your family this coming year!
Hugs, Linda
Prairie Flower

Dogmom Diva said...

Well look who has their blog on Pink Saturday..see, I told you it would work out! Looks great girlfriend!

dottydotty said...

welcome to pink saturday sop good to have you on board I am not sure what christmas cards i have but if you would like some form the UK let me know and I will see what i have.

Jacalyn @ rmebathproducts.com said...

Happy New Year and Happy Pink Saturday! I would love to see your project when you finish!

Hugs,
Jacalyn

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Welcome, Anne, to Pink Saturday! You've done a great job on your first post and your blog looks so inviting with your 'Quilty Background'. Never, never, never let anyone..'Sister' or not tell you can't SEW! I'm a lifetime sewer, quilter teacher and I say, 'YesYouCan'. I hope you will try again....it's a wonderful world of creative and rewarding fun. It was Beverly that posted about the Christmas Card Collage...it was amazing and such a good recycle. Come on over to CollectInTexas Gal and set back in time to 1951...yep, it was 59 years ago, and things have changed...see ya there...Sue

Terry said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday Anne.
Everyone is so nice here, you will love it.

I am having an APRON GIVEAWAY. Check it out... http://copingwithacidrefluxandulcers.blogspot.com/

suesueb said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday! You'll have so much fun here checking out all the lovely posts and pinks. Good luck with your project. I have all my Christmas cards from forever and have made some Christmas ornaments with some of them. Happy pink week and Happy New Year!!

LV said...

So happy you joined us for Pink Saturday. It is a very interesting blog and you can see pinks you never thought of. Beverly is a wonderful hostess and you will enjoy visiting her as well as the others. Welcome aboard.

Purvail said...

wELCOME AND i'M SURE YOU WILL FIND EVEN MORE CREATIVE IDEAS FROM SOME OF THESE MARVELOUS BLOGGERS.
I TOO SAVE MY CARDS AND LOTS OF BITS AND PIECES TO TURN INTO CRAFT PROJECTS AND GIFTS.

BEST WISHES ELAINE

ThriftyAnnabella said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday - what a great gift idea.

Tricia said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday! I think you have a great idea of collageing some recycled Christmas cards as gifts. I think you will make someone very happy next year.

Oh, and don't let rude comments from your childhood stop you from trying new things. I'm sure you are very talented and sewing is learned, just like anything else. If I can do it, ANYONE can! Ha!

Have a great day and a wonderful new 2010.

Blessings,
Tricia

CC said...

Hi Anne, and welcome to Pink Saturday. You will have ever so much fun on Saturdays..the pinkies are all so much fun, and there are so many pretty things to see. Happy New Year and may the coming year be filled with many blessings.
and Happy Pink Saturday..have a most wonderful weekend.
p.s. Never let anyone stop you from sewing..yes,you can sew. You can do anything!!!!

caren said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday! It's so nice to meet you. Happy New Year and Happy Pink Saturday.

Kate Smith said...

From one newbie to another welcome! I look forward to seeing your project.

Happy Pink Saturday!

Dru said...

Happy New Year, welcome, and Happy Pink Saturday!