Friday, April 8, 2011

Love Link Up Party - Share the love!!!!! (kind of long winded :{)

While visiting a friends blog I discovered a party that struck a nerve....in a good way.  LOL 

Over on the Getting Cricky with K Andrews blog she is hosting a Love Link Up Party.  This is the one thing that has been bugging me about blogs for a long time now.  So many of us visit lots of blogs with beautiful and inspiring projects but we don't take the time to share the love and appreciation.  I love to share my creations and files but it is very frustrating to me when my .gypsy files are downloaded but there are no comments to just say thank you.  It takes less time to post a quick thank you than it does to download a file.  I try my best to drop a quick thank you for posts that truely inspire me and if I am going to use something from that blogger; I try to let them know.  I know sometimes I am in a hurry or get distracted from the computer and can't do it.....but....I think we all need to take a little time to put a smile on the bloggers face and simply drop a few words of kindness.

OK...so...I will get off my soapbox now.  :)

Another part of K's post was to share a little about ourselves in our post.  Get to know the Unique individual behind all of these inspiring posts....

hmmm.....what can I share about myself........

This time of year is always a very busy time for my family and myself...but this year seems to be overwhelmingly busy.....

My husband and his family own and operate a carvnial that travels throughout the summer.  They are busy all year long....but come April....things really get busy.  Time to make sure all the trucks and rides are ready to go for the season.  My husband is rarely seen during these couple of months and then come June (when the kids are done with school for the year) we are all gone for 3 months straight - traveling from town to town.  It is A LOT of work....and leaves very little time for crafting.

A couple of weeks ago;  I excitedly accepted a job as the preschool teacher at a near by church.  My youngest daughter is in my class and it is a real joy to be a part of her day.  Now my mornings are filled with teaching and much of my time is spent creating lesson plans - which has REALLY cut into my crafting time. :(

I am also putting together some make n' take classes that I will be offering a few times a year starting this coming fall.  These classes will be for teachers to create fun learning games and activities and this is helping me to make sure that I have some crafty time in my schedule. 

So......needless to say....I have not had much time for the scrapbooking and card making that I truly love and need for my sanity.  But....that is just this time of year for me and my family......

Sorry for the long post.......

If you are interested in joining the Love Link Up Party here are all the blogs joining in.  Go visit them and add your link to the list as well!



26 comments:

Squirlygirl said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Awwwe, so glad you joined us Sara :)
~Hugs~

Rachel Miller said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi, I'm a new follower over from KAndrews Linky Love Party! Can't wait to see what you have in store for us and to get to know more about you and your crafting projects.

Rachel Miller
http://rachelspapercrafts.blogspot.com
http://rachelluvs2craft.stampinup.net
rachelspapercrafts (at) ymail (dot) com

Cindy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I am a new follower as well. I hope you have a great summer. Sounds like you will be very, very busy!!

Raven said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow, it sounds like your summers are really interesting! Hope you find some craft time. I am also a new follower.

http://feralscraps.blogspot.com/

myapyapooh said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

very nice blog, I'm a new follower from the love link up party

lovemypaper said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hello I'm a new follower from the love link up party. Just stopping in to say hello!

Lisa Lo said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'm a new follower. Love all your cricut ideas. I have one that I just don't use enough..Lucky I found this link up party!

trentfamily said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I came over from K Andrews blog. Great projects!
http://scrapalette.blogspot.com/

Trish and Treasure said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi, I'm just popping in to meet you. I'm a new follower and I'm here on the Love Link Up Party from K Andrews.Have a great day. Hope to see you over at mine!
Hugs from Gold Coast, Australia
Trish Munro
http://trishandtreasure.blogspot.com/

Susan said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'm so glad you stopped by and followed my blog, I will be following yours also! It sounds like you will be very busy but hopefully you will get a little "me time" to enjoy crafting. I love your blog!

Susan
http://cricutandgrasshopper.blogspot.com

Lisa said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Your blog is awesome! I'm a new follower...stopping by from K Andrews love link up party! If you get a chance, I'd love for you to stop by mine and follow as well :)

http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

Tanya said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi there.. I'm dropping in via the linking party. I'm your newest follower and would love to have you visit me when you have time. Have a great day!!!

Hugs,
Tanya

Deanne Gutierrez said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi there! I am a new follower of your blog through the Love Link Up Party. Gonna go "lurk" now. Please stop by my blog and become a follower:
http://deannescraftingadventures.blogspot.com/

Deanne :)

M.M. DeZigns said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'm here for the party & am your newest follower!

Feel free to stop by my blog & join my quest (and possibly win some sweet blog candy!) ~ http://mmdezigns.blogspot.com

Cuttin' and Stampin' Cards said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks for stopping by and saying Hello. I managed to stop by the first 50 names on the first day. After that I've been only getting to about 10 a day. Hopefully I get to them all soon.

The EmBellished Card - Belinda said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love your LO's. Great work. I am a new follower of your blog through the Love Link Up Party. Please stop by my blog and become a follower:
http://theembellishedcard.blogspot.com/
Blessings!

Kathy's-Krafts said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I am now a follower via the link up party. I am just stoppin gin to say Hello!! I look forward to seeing your creations.
http://kathyskraftsandmore.blogspot.com/

K Andrew said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks for linking up in my party!

Big Hugs,
K Andrew

michelle said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

hi
im from the love linkin blog hop...finally getting through the HUGE list of great blogs to follow
have a great weekend!

Tracey ~ GardenOfGrace said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'm hopping through the Love Link Up Party, and I'm a new follower.

Your cards and LO's are lovely!

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Cindy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'm a new follower!! Thank you for visiting my blog!! Your scrapbooking weekend looked like you had a blast!! I went on a scrapping weekend about 6 weeks ago. We had fun, but there were no princess dresses for us to try on!!! Please visit again!!
P.S. I live in Madison!!

{PaperCrafterAnonymous} said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love your blog.. .. I am now a follower thanks to the getting cricky blog love link up

Sherrie K. said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love your blog. I came from the link up party. I am a new follower of yours, would love if you stop by my blog and follow too:) Can't wait to see more creations!!!
Sherrie K
http://sherriscraps.blogspot.com

Sherrie K. said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love your blog. I came from the link up party. I am a new follower of yours, would love if you stop by my blog and follow too:) Can't wait to see more creations!!!
Sherrie K
http://sherriscraps.blogspot.com

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Hi, I'm a new follower.

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