Saturday, January 25, 2014

Grow Your Blog

Hello visitor!  This year I'm participating in the "Grow Your Blog" party hosted by Vicki at 2 Bags Full.  This is a chance for all kinds of bloggers to make new friends all over the world and bring more readers and followers to our blogs!  So with that, let me introduce myself.
My name is Kelly and I live in Plainfield, IL.  I work for a special education cooperative in their high school work program.  I have a Bachelor's degree in Urban Studies and a Master's degree in School Counseling and Guidance.  I'm married to a great guy named Ed and have two fur kids named Annie and Dexter. 
 I began blogging a few years ago to display my creative efforts and I love it!  I've met some really great people in the blogging world and I hope to meet you too!  The great thing about blogging is meeting people that have the same creative interests as you!  I also enjoy signing up for swaps through various different blogs.  Thanks to my sister Kris, she persuaded me to start scrapbooking in 2003 and I've never looked back.  I really don't scrapbook much anymore, but I love to create cards, anything altered, journals and I'm now starting to dabble in drawing.  I love to collect old postcards and vintage photo's (instant ancestors!).  I love creating for any holiday and my favorite color right now is any shade of purple.  Oh, I forgot to mention that I'm a horder of paper and fabric flowers and lace! 
Since you took the time to visit my blog, please free to enter to win the pretty Valentine's Day altered bottle and tulle heart below.  This giveaway is open to both domestic and international visitors.  To enter this giveaway, please leave a comment under this post.  Becoming a follower is NOT required, but it sure is nice!  Winner will be announced February 15th.
Thanks Vicki for hosting this awesome party!  Now off to visit YOUR blogs!



37 comments:

Donna Heber said...

Hi Kelly,

I'm visiting from the Grow Your Blog party. It is so nice to meet you. You are very talented! I plan to look around a bit more and then be on my way to visit the others. Your altered bottle is just gorgeous! I do hope you will stop by for a visit and enter my giveaway. Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs – Donna

JoAnne said...

Lovely valentine projects Kelly! xo

Cindy Gay said...

Thanks Kelly! Very pretty tag!

mysteryhistorymom said...

Kelly- SO nice to meet you! I can tell that we're going to become fast friends.:) Your creations are gorgeous and I'd love to be included in your giveaway! Good luck on winning mine! :) Off to become a new follower of your blog... Lori

Tanya Breese said...

hi kelley! it's nice to meet you! i love vintage stuff and your creations are beautiful! have you been to roanoke yet or will this be your first visit? how fun!

A little bit country said...

Hello! Visiting via the GYBP - and thank you for visiting my blog. Looking forward to following your crafty makings. Elaina xo

Jo said...

Hi Kelly ... I am already a follower! just wanted to say that your wreaths are really pretty!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Hello Kelly
It's lovely to meet you as part of Vicki's party! A lovely giveaway gift.

I've had a look at 'The Altered Place' swap group - I would love to join in sometime - is anyone welcome?


Thanks for following me and leaving your sweet comment.
Following you too!
Shane

lynda said...

Hi...I'm visiting from the blog party...can't wait to read more of your blog...your pieces are beautiful! I would love a chance in your giveaway...thanks so much!

Aunt Marti said...

Kelly, welcome to the Grow Your Blog Hop! I volunteered to help Vicki as a party volunteer. Vicki will stop by sometime I am sure, but with more than 600 blogs participating it will take her time to visit everyone so she asked for volunteers to help today. I offered to help. I am so happy I did because I have found your blog. Your Valentine crafts are stunning!

Teresa Young said...

Kelly, so very glad for this hop and I found your blog. I also love collecting vintage post cards and photos. We must be kindred spirits. I look forward to coming back to see your inspirational creations. Loving all your Valentine items you have made. Absolutely adorable! I would love a chance to win one of your give aways!
Teresa
www.foxhollowtales.com

Patty Sumner said...

So happy to meet you Kelly... this has been a fun day.. meeting so many new friends... I am following along with you too. Looking forward to many great visits...Have a great weekend.. Blessings!

Judy Corner said...

Hi, it is a pleasure to meet you. Your work is just more than lovely, thank you too for stopping by my Blog with such kind words. Judy x

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

hi there. i'm Beth from E. Lizard Breath Speaks - so nice to meet you through the Grow Your Blog get together/party. ( :
elizardbreathspeaks@gmail.com

hope you are having a lovely weekend. i need to see what this "shark savers" would be speaking about? going now.

DebraKay Neiman said...

New Follower. I am having fun finding new bloggers to follow...love sewing and quilting. Greetings from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

Wendy said...

Your blog is full of lovely creations...thank you for being so generous with your giveaway...I would love to be entered to win..

Judy said...

Hi Kelly, Nice to meet you. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Judy in Colorado
judy@atticraggedys.com

Beth said...

Love your tulle heart, Kelly. I want to thank you for coming over and visiting my blog.
Best wishes, Beth

Gaby Bee said...

Your altered bottle looks great my dear! Enjoy the party!

Gaby xo

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Loved reading about you.......just wonderful! Love your bottle so lovely!

Hettienne Grobler said...

Hi Kelly, I love the vintage theme of your blog and crafts. I am still visiting from GYB - so many amazing blogs to discover. I am Hettienne from Her Grace http://hergracedevata.blogspot.com and Cloister of the Heart www.path-of-divine-love.com

rizzo773 said...

Don't enter me in your drawing, sweet sister...just wanted to say that your prize is amazing and I'm so proud of you. You are truly an awesome altered artist! :)

Sarah and Dan said...

Look like you're welcoming Valentine's Day in with style!

Linda said...

Hi Kelly,
Thanks for stopping by! Love the altered bottle! I missed out this year on the grow your blog- next year I will do it. Have a great weekend! Linda

Celestina Marie Design said...

Hi Kelly, I am a long time follower of your lovely blog and so enjoyed reading this years, Grow Your Blog post you share.
Your giveaway is wonderful. I would love to enter.
Thanks for stopping by~
Have a great weekend,
Hugs

Victorian Tailor said...

Hi Kelly, thank you for stopping by and your nice comment, love your altered bottle and pretty pink blog!

Judy Corner said...

This is just fabulous! Thanks for your kind words on my Blog today. Happy Saturday! Judy x

Martina2801 said...

Beautiful valentine creations, dear Kelly! Love them!

Vicky Myers said...

Enjoying stopping by such a variety of blogs via GYB:)

Kristin said...

I'm a fan! Loved learning more about you and as always, love what you share here. Your wreath (and I love the pink one below too!) and bottle are so elegant and feminine! xoxo

EvalinaMaria said...

Hello from the Yukon! I hope you're enjoining this party as much as I do.
Evalina, This and that...

Patty Antle said...

I would love to win your treasures Kelly!

macmillanmarie said...

What a lovely blog. It was so much fun to read your posts and have an opportunity to learn a little about you. thanks for sharing.

Cache-Mire said...

So nice meeting you at the GYB party! It's taking me a while to get around but such fun discovering so many varied blogs and interests. Will be following! ~Terri

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Greetings from St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. Very nice to meet you. Lovely work. Thanks for sharing.

Ren Tokuda said...

Found your blog from the GYB party~ Interesting blog, i'll follow soon after my blog goes online. Would love to win your gorgeous altered bottle and tulle heart :)

I'm currently building my blog from scratch, so for now my email is shnabbystudio(at)gmail(dot)com

Thanks for the chance to win~

suziqu's thread works said...

Happy Valentine's Day Kelly!
I hope you are enjoying visiting all these wonderful blogs in the GYB party.
What an amazing event dear Vicki has put together for everyone!
Your Valentine's creations are so sweet!
Suzy