A Birth Certificate shows you were born.
A Death Certificate shows you died.
A Completed Scrapbook shows you LIVED!

An imperfect finished page is better than
an perfect page 'someday'
that only exists in your head.

Find inspiration in every day things!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

The Ultimate Blog Party 2009

Welcome to 365 Days of Memories!

My Brief Introduction

I am: a single mother, a foster mother, a college graduate, a Master's of Education candidate, a feminist, a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a niece, a heterosexual, a lover and owner of Chihuahuas, a lover and previous owner of Cocker Spaniels, eclectic, sassy, unique, allergic to milk, an Internet addict, a Christian, a friend, a shoulder to cry on, a listening ear, a counselor, a teacher, a kid at heart, an adult, a woman, a female, a sexual assault survivor, someone working to prevent sexual assault, a chocoholic, a book lover, a scrapbook artist, a photographer, German, Welsh, American, 5'1", a blog junkie, a Christmas fanatic, an advocate for children, supporter of education, a crime show watcher, a hopeful writer . . . I am ME.

To learn more about me go to my main blog, All Things Cherished.
To learn more about my love of Christmas, go to 365 Days of Christmas.
To learn more about getting organized, go to 365 Days of Organization.


Here, at 365 Days of Memories, the prize is a four-pack of handmade cards. I love scrapbooking and paper-crafting. Recently, I have gotten some very nice compliments on my cards. I am excited to give one lucky winner a pack of four cards for various occasions and holidays.

If you are interested in the cards, please a comment as to why you are interested in receiving this prize and who the recipients of the cards will be.

At All Things Cherished, the prize is an awesome journal you share with your child. Pillow Talk is a creative way to communicate with your child. Got a secret to share, some admiration to express, or a word of thanks for a job well done? Why not put it in writing? On the pages of Pillow Talk, you'll find 100 relationship building questions for you and your child to answer. In today's world of virtual communication, give your kids the real deal. Something tangible they can see and touch and look at again and again, whenever they want to feel connected with you. The journal is an awesome way to bond with your child(ren) and I am so happy to be able to give one to a lucky winner.

At 365 Days of Christmas, the prize is a lovely, hardcover book titled The Heart & Home of Christmas by Karla Dornacher. Artist Karla Dornacher celebrates the Christmas season with her first holiday title. Page after cozy page features her signature artwork with its warm and home-style feel, along with her gentle words of inspiration. I love this book and am so excited to be able to share it with one lucky winner.

At 365 Days of Organization, the prize is a high-quality, full-color planner. You have a choice of one planner from primary age through high-school aged children or adults. The dates are from July 2009 through June 2010 so, of course, they are current calendars. There are quotes and other misc. information included. I am happy to be able to share two planners with two lucky winners.

Thanks for stopping by.


Mum-me said...

I think I've just visited your other blog. I love the quote at the top of your page .... about doing scrap pages.

tara said...

i love the green family card!

IE Mommy Blogger said...

Beautiful cards. I like the way you bullet pointed who you were very concise. Swing by my site, The IE Mommy, to check out my Ultimate Blog Party Post.

Anonymous said...

I love the idea of creating so many memories. I, myself, love taking pictures, but have absolutely no creative ability whatsoever. :) Like the blog!!

always_317537 said...

These cards are so cute . I like the mother's day card. I would love to give it to my mom for Mother's day. Thanks:)


organicsyes said...

Love the variety of your cards!

Susie said...

Happy UBP!!! I am a professional blog hopper:-) Nice to meet you!

Wendy said...

Hi from the Ultimate Blog Party! I love your cards that you created!

HappyHermit said...

I love the Mothers Day Card , I think it would be wonderful for my LIttelest's Great - Great Gram !!

Anonymous said...

Wow! You really know who you are! Loving it! Party On!

StacieinAtlanta said...

I am stopping by from The Ultimate Blog Party to check your blog out. What a great week we are in for!

Check out my place for your chance to win a LeapFrog Tag Reading System. :)

The Divine Miss Mommy

The World's Dresser said...

LOVE the scrapbook quote at the top of your page! That's exactly how I feel

scrappysue said...

happy UBP!

Anonymous said...

Hello! Poppin' in from The Ultimate Blog Party...all the way from Queensland, Australia! G'Day! I hope you have time to visit my party soon.


~ Italian Bella ~ said...

Stopping by from the Ultimate Blog Party 2009 site.

auntrene said...

Good Morning from Ohio, I am out partying early this morning and thanks for the invite to stop in and visit. I stopped at one of your blogs last night, You are so busy!!! Wow!!!
This partying has been fun, but I am about to stop for a bit and make a run to Toys R Us and see If I can get one of those free Thomas Trains they are giving away. My daycare boys love Thomas.
Have a Good Day!!!

shopannies said...

love the cards and your blog you seem quite busy. These cards would be great to use since I am the member of the family that tries to keep everything together

Brea's Mommy said...

The cards are lovely I would love to give the mother's day one to my grandmother she would love it. Hope you are having fun at the party!

I would also like to invite you to join Show off your blog Saturday. I would love to read your favorite post!

Dana said...

Your work is beautiful!

Visit Passionate for Life's Blog Party, tell us what you are passionate about, and enter to win a lovely Lollia candle (value $32) http://passionateforlife.com/magazine



Kaylen said...

Happy UBP 09!
I like the thank you card. I love sending thank you cards for little things - like if someone made a snack for the team at work or for my friend who might give my son a ride home now and again.

I also enjoy your scrapping quote at the top of your page.

Pamela said...

what a cute blog, and great giveaway I love scrapbooking and am always looking for new ideas I would love to win.
Happy Ultimate blog party 2009
I am off to check out your other blogs. happy hopping

Lolli said...

Have a great week partying! I love your cards!!

Kati said...

I LOVE scrap booking, I jut dont have the time to do it!

I have a scrap book give away on my blog!

Happy UBP!!!

Holly said...

Your cards are amazing! Happy partying.

nfmgirl said...

I love all of your cards. The Thank You card is very clever, and the Mother's Day card would be very nice for my mother. Thanks for joining the party!

Karrine aka HerMedia said...

The world needs more foster parents - you have my admiration !

Would love to see your blog at herblogdirectory.com.

Happy Blog party-ing !
AKA Her Media

JamericanSpice said...

Nice to meet you!

Talk about a party!

I'm quite intrigued and am learning how to get around!

Just stopping by from 5minutes for moms blog party!

Giggles said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and leading me here. I've been looking for some scrapbook blogs to visit. Thanks again!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

I am new to the blog world. I am from Shreveport, La.

I love a good party and this is my first BLOG party.

So glad that I found your blog. Hope you will come by and visit me.


Storm said...

I'm glad you like my scrapbooking quotes, Mum-me, World's Dresser, and Kaylen.

Thanks to so many for the kind words and compliments about my cards.

Ashley, I don't believe I am artistic but I do believe I am creative. The best way to learn and get motivated to scrapbook is to just jump in and start scrapbooking.

I hope, Baba, I know who I am. Lol. The older I get, I hope, the wiser I get.

What a pleasure to have others outside of the US join in the fun. Welcome.

Good luck, Rene, in getting your free train.

Annie, I think it's great that you are close to your family.

Kaylen, I love sending thank you cards for all the "every day" things too.

Thanks for sharing a new meme with me, Sarah. I will check it out.

Kati, scrapbooking is just like any other hobby, you need to make time for it. Most of my scrapbooking is done at night after my children are in bed.

Thanks, Karrine, for your admiration. I humbly do not deserve it.

Welcome to the blogging world, Teresa. We are glad you have joined the party.

Anonymous said...

I stopped by for the Ultimate Blog Party! I enjoyed finding your blog and will be back to visit again sometime :) It was nice "meeting" you!!

She Became A Butterfly said...

Hi! Nice to meet you. I have 2 cocker spaniels. I like the idea of your site!!

Hugs, She

Enter my ubp09 giveaway!

Storm said...

Cheryl, so glad to hear you will be back to visit again.

I miss my Cocker Spaniels, She, but I do love my Chihuahuas. Thanks for visiting.

ModMomMuse said...

Someone above listed herself as a professional blog hopper! Really? Professional!! Wow, I wish I could make money blog hopping! Oh, Man, that would be fabulous! As it is, I'm struggling to get by as a writer, and really enjoying UBP09, where I can get inspired by other lady loggers like myself. Thanks for participating. Oh! And there is "money" to be had, I suppose, if you count the possible PRIZES!! So, I am also a professional bloghopper!! YAY!


NateAndJakesMom said...

HI, just party hopping but what a great "door prize" you have.
I just got over a major illness and I would love to send some of those cards to people who made it a little brighter for me during those dark days.

Party ON!!

You can visit my party HERE!


janetfaye said...

Hi from UBP 2009!

It is nice to meet you!

You make beautiful cards.

Storm said...

I agree, Ribbit, being paid to blog hop would be awesome.

Kari and Janet, thanks for stopping by.

Elaine A. said...

These cards are so cute and it's great to "meet" you through the party. I'm a paper crafter myself, mostly scrpabooking.

Enjoy the party and have fun with your hobbies! : )

Miss Grace said...

Those cards are lovely! Nice to "meet" you!

Nessa said...

Howdy! I'm stopping by from UBP 2009.

THe quote at the top of your page is great!

Come visit me at Livin' Our Love Song!

Colleen said...

Just blog hopping in through the party link list.
Stop in on my party if you've got a minute!

Denise said...


I stopped by from the Blog Party. Nice to meet you. I haven't done very good with scrapbooking, but someday I hope to get my pictures out of their boxes & organized.

Natalie said...

great party post. and your cards are very pretty! i love the family one. well, after reading your top few lines about "showing that i lived" i think i need to get back to work on my scrapbooks...

Amy said...

Coming over from UBP. Great cards.

blp3 said...

If I were lucky or honored enough to win your beautiful cards I would share them with the most important people in in life - my family. My daughterthe purple card, my mom the Mother's Day card, my daughter-inlaw the thanks card and the family friend card for my son.

Kate@Blog Buttons said...

I am enjoying all these blogs. Yours is one of the best especially your graphics.

Eliza@Household Tips Blog said...

Happy blog party! I enjoy very much these blogs especially yours!

Monik@Pregnancy Blog said...

your blog is very helpful. I am really having fun looking at all these blogs

Shirley said...

I love the quote about scrapbooking at the top of your page. I feel sorry for people that feel their scrapbook pages have to be perfect. I'll be checking out your other blogs.

Kristina said...

Dropping by from the party. I like the quote at the bottom of the page.

Renee said...

I really like your cards! Just saying hi from the UBP!

jennysweeps09@yahoo.com said...

Love your cards! I would love to use the Thank you card for a friend; not sure which one yet... i like to suprise them with those cards, the family card I think I would send to my SisterInLaw...Mothers Day... well of course my Mother! Looking forward to getting them in my mailbox!! Jenny

Storm said...

It's always nice to meet fellow paper-crafters and scrapbookers. Welcome!

Thanks for the kind words about my cards and about the scrapbooking quotes.

Natalie, take the time now to write in some scrapbooking time into your schedule. You will be so happy that you did.

Anonymous said...

Blog Party Woohoo! Talk about fashionably late, right, sorry. I have been sick which left me in a fog all last week, so I am still trying tomake my rounds. Better late than never I figured. Anyway, hope you had a great week at the UBP. Hope to see you again sometime!

Storm said...

Its never too late to join the fun of UBP, Mrs. Marine. I'm still blog hopping myself. Welcome to 365 Days of Memories, dear.