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Saturday, January 25, 2014

A New Year, A New Blog Party

Welcome to my blog, I'm so glad you stopped by! If you've found my blog through Vickie at 2Bagsfull, I hope you're enjoying the Party!  Last year, I participated in Vickie's Grow Your Blog Party, and met several new friends. I'm hoping to find some new blogs this year also, and I think a person can never have too many friends!

A little about my blog-I started this a couple of years ago in am attempt to jump start my business as an independent consultant. I kept reading that the way to increase business was to have an internet presence. I tried it, but in the process, I decided that really wasn't the way I wanted to increase my sales.  I love my scrapbooking, but after ten years, I continue with the business more for the relaxation than to make any money. In short, I don't push my product.

So, if I don't have this blog to promote my business anymore, why do I continue? I've met some wonderful new people. I share the things I enjoy-sometimes it's a scrapbook layout, a card I made or my cross stitch. I have been a cross stitcher since my college roommate taught me back in the 80's. It is a craft I love, and I have a lot of patterns waiting to be stitched. Occasionally, I even share a little about my family or our travels. With the job I started recently, there hasn't been much travel, but I'm thinking I'm getting adjusted to working again, and the weather will warm up soon, so I'll be on the road again. I love to travel, but it's always good to be back home in Indiana!

I hope you'll decide to come back and visit from time to time. I look forward to reading comments from my visitors, so feel free to share. Thanks for stopping by!

36 comments:

  1. I enjoyed stopping by and scrolling through your posts. I really enjoyed reading about your purple swap. I am now following your blog via G+

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    1. Hi Diane-I'm glad you found my blog! I have participated in several swaps that have been a lot of fun, the purple swap was one of my favorites. Thanks for becoming a new follower

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  2. I hope to meet you in person someday, Cindy, at the antique store near you!

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    1. I look forward to meeting you in person Patty, maybe once this weather warms up a little bit! It would be fun to have someone to check out the antique stores with

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  3. Hi Cindy! Glad to see a post from you again. Hope the job is going real well.

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    1. Hi Vickie-feels good to be back online again. I love my job, am still trying to figure out the balancing act between work, family and everything else. It's getting a little easier now, finally!

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  4. Hi Cindy. Another Indiana scrapbooking gal here. I am looking forward to seeing more of your posts.

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    1. I'm glad you found my blog, it's nice to meet another Indiana scrapbooker. I hope you'll enjoy the pages I post

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  5. Good morning, Cindy. Good to touch base with you through Vicki's GYB party. Hope you have a great time looking around this weekend. I am so happy to have met you last year at this same event and I hope you make many more new friends this year. See ya!

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    1. Hi Laurie-I'm happy to have met you this past year, I've enjoyed your blog. I see that you've taken a break lately, it's nice to see you're back to blogging again. I've only visited a couple of blogs this weekend, but I'll be checking out many more as I can squeeze in a few minutes

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  6. Good Morning Cindy, It is so much fun this morning. I volunteered to help Vicki this morning and yours was among my list. I already follow your blog. I am so glad you joined the party again this year. I did too. Have fun. Shirley @shirleystitces

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    1. So nice to see you again Shirley. I'm glad I joined the party again this year, I skimmed the list and saw that you joined again as well. I'm glad we've met this past year!

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  7. Hi Cindy,

    I'm visiting from the Grow Your Blog party. It is nice to meet you. We have quite a bit in common. I too love papercrafts. I use to do cross-stitch, but not so much anymore. I plan to look around a bit more and then be on my way to visit the others. I do hope you will stop by for a visit and enter my giveaway. Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs – Donna

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    1. Hi Donna, it's nice to meet you! It seems we do have quite a bit in common, I'm glad you've found my blog. I look forward to following your blog

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  8. Nice to read more about you! Visiting and following from GYB party!
    ~Tanya

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    1. Hi Tanya, glad you found me! I haven't had a chance to visit very many blogs on the party just yet, luckily Vickie keeps the list posted a long time, so I can still hop around and see them. I hope you'll enjoy stopping by

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  9. Happy to meet you! I'm visiting from GYB and agree it's so much fun to meet new people! Hope you get a chance to stop by and take part in my giveaway. ;)

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    1. Hi Moriah, I'm happy to meet you! Last year I had so much fun visiting all the blogs on the party, and I've met so many wonderful people. I haven't visited very many blogs yet, but I've stopped by Fuzzy Slippers, and I've become a new follower. thanks for stopping by today!

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  10. I've been a follower of you blog for a while now and love to read about your crafting and you life. Thank you for sharing a part of yourself with us!!

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    1. Thank you Shannon, I'm glad you've enjoyed my blog! I've missed blogging since I started working again, and I'm looking forward to being back more often!

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  11. I have been following your blog for some time, but was glad to get to know you a little better through the Grow Your Blog party.

    Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Hi Lynn, thanks for being a follower! I'm so happy Vickie decided to host the Grow Your Blog party again this year, it's a great way to find so many new friends

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  12. I've been following your blog for a while. I always like to see what you're creating. And you're from my home state!
    Cathy
    CraftyCat

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    1. Hi Cathy-I'm glad you're a follower! I'm determined to be a little more crafty this year, and I'm going to make the time to share what I've been doing! I was raised a Hoosier, and there's nowhere else I'd rather live!

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

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    1. Hi Debra-welcome to my little corner of the blogosphere, so glad you've decided to become a follower!

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  14. Hi Cindy...it is nice to see you back. I know I owe you an email so will try to catch you up soon. glad everything is coming together with your job and father in law

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    1. So glad to see you again CatieAn-things are coming along, my job is challenging at times, but I love it!

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  15. Popping in from the GYB party and waving at you from Elkhart!

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    1. Hi Sara-I still haven't visited many blogs from the GYB party yet, one of these days I will-big wave back at ya!

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  16. hello, nice to meet you! You know, I've heard this advice about starting a blog to push products/a shop, but it's obvious when that's what a blog's written for and I never stick around.

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    1. Hi Wendy! I may state the name of a particular company when I share some paper products I've made, but after ten years as a consultant, I just have a LOT from the company that I have bought and need to use! I hope you'll come back from time to time, without feeling like I'm being pushy. Thanks for visiting

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  17. Nice to meet you through GYB. I hope you have had as much fun as me visiting all the great blogs. (Mine is about embroidery.)

    aprilsongstress

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  18. I like all things creative n thrifty and I found you from the GYB party.
    I don’t have a lot of blog time in for I just started blogging when I joined the blog party it was my New Year resolution. 600 entries and I am Reading my 403 blog and more to go. Whew a lot of good read and great giveaways too. My site http://overboardcreations.blogspot.com/and contact info is ovr_brd@yahoo.com I believe inspiration comes from all facets of life even knowing the great people out there with wisdom and knowledge the do's and don'ts and even the wonders of life from a personal point of view. And loving the crafting networks.

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  19. Thank you for sharing your blog with us. I have really enjoyed my visit here.

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  20. What a lovely blog! It's so nice to meet you at the GYB party! I'll be following... ~Terri

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