Saturday, January 25, 2014

GROW YOUR BLOG 2014

Thank you for joining me in the "Grow Your Blog" blog hop! Hosted by 2 Bags Full, the idea of this is to discover new blogs and meet new people!



Here are a couple of guidelines Vicki gave us:
 Introduce yourself, tell us who you are and why your love to blog.  If your blog pertains to a specific interest or area - tell us all about that. In short - we would all like to know what drives you create your blog.  

So here we go! My name is Amy and I DO love my blog!!  It is a place where I share my beaded creations and sometimes just random things happening in my life.   But what's made blogging so wonderful for me, is that it has become a gateway to meet other beaders and non-beaders around the nation and the world!  Blog hops and challenges are a wonderful component of blogging too.  I started blogging in 2010, and when I look at this blog's stats, I'm astonished to see that this is my 343rd post!


In honor of the Grow Your Blog event, I am hosting two giveaways.  Since I know there are a LOT of beaders that stop by here, one giveaway is a stash of beads that include a turquoise bead soup.   

The next giveaway is a package of four pairs of earrings.  


all you have to do for a chance to win is leave a comment specifying if you want in on the earrings or the bead stash giveaway! Everything is packaged and ready to go.  Vicki simply asked that we wait til Feb 15 to announce the winners! So comment until the 15th and I'll put you in a drawing to win one of the packages!


Thanks for stopping by!  Please visit this page to see other participants in the Grow Your Blog event! 

32 comments:

  1. Welcome to the big beautiful Grow Your Blog Hop! I volunteered to help Vicki as a GYB party volunteer. Vicki may stop by later but with over 500 blogs participating, she asked for volunteers to help with the visiting so I offered to help. I am so happy I did because I have found your blog. Your beading and photography is beautiful! Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat @ Life in the Scrapatch

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  2. I enjoy reading your blog. I am a beader and I love your turquoise bead soup.

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  3. Hi Amy! It's so nice to meet you and check out your wonderful blog! Love those earrings!

    Kelly

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  4. I didn't know about this hop. It sounds like fun and it's a great way to find new blogs. We became friends through our blogs and I've made some other great friends this way. I think blogging is a great way to find inspiration and lots of like minded friends! Hope you're staying warm!

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  5. Hi Amy,

    I'm visiting from the Grow Your Blog party. You are very talented! There are quite a few beading blogs throughout the party. 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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  6. Totally agree! it is so wonderful to meet other people around the blogosphere, and I can not wait to meet you in person :)

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  7. I wouldn't have connected with wonderful you if not for blogging, I love reading your blog and feel like I am also on your wonderful life's adventure. Keep blogging dear friend you do it well!

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  8. OMG, what a sweet giveaway! I say, surprise me if I win. I'd be thrilled with either. :) I'm so glad to have found you through GYB. I've made a couple things in the past, with the help of a friend, and your blog is so fun. I'll be sharing it with her too!

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  9. Hi stopping by from GYB, looking forward to coming back for a read in future

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  10. Congrats on your 343rd post!! time sure does fly!! 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

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  11. Hello,

    Nice to meet you.:)
    I would like to participate in your giveaway.
    petitearmoire2@gmail.com

    Greetings.

    Bernadett

    I would like the beads.

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  12. Hi Amy - I've been following you since you were in Maryland. I love your blog, have participated in your challenges and use Bloglines every day (thanks for the recommendation :). Love those earrings!! Lori

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  13. Hi I am stopping by from the Party- I love admiring handmade jewelry-and I splurge on myself every year and buy a piece-I really appreciate the craftsmanship involved. I do allot of crafts too but mostly with natural fibers. Wow I saw those beads and I am in love-and would really love to be in the drawing-I am working on a wool crazy quilt patch purse and will be embellishing with under water sea scenes-so your beads look awesome for this.
    so nice to meet you Kathy

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  14. Amy, congratulations on your 343rd post. I've been reading your blog for just a couple of weeks but I find it truly inspiring. I love the little squares of beadwork you're making for Bead-it-Forward Project. Next year I'll make some too. Please enter me in the giveaway. I should be wanting the beads but your beaded earrings are so beautiful, especially the hoops, that I'd very happy if I could have and admire them. I'm holding a giveaway too at http://acbeads.blogspot.com

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  15. Hi Amy
    Good to meet you - I'm off to read some of your earlier posts!
    Thank you for a lovely giveaway - please enter me for the beads.

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  16. I don't know if I was your target audience because I was already following your blog. If I am eligible, I would love to be put in the drawing for the beads.

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  17. Hi, I do not have a blog, just love to meet the crafters who blog. I love the turquoise beads. 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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  18. hi! found/followed you from the gyb party. love your blog! I occasionally make jewelry, so i'd love to be entered for the beads. thanks so much!

    hope you'll stop by and visit me as well!

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  19. Hi, stopping by from the hop...you have a lovely blog....if I win I would like the beads please...

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  20. Hello. I am a new follower. I would love to win the beads. You make some very beautiful creations.

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  21. Nice to meet you Amy. Lovely work. Love the earrings.

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  22. I would like to be entered into your drawing for the bead soup. I love reading your blog and sorry I don't comment much.

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  23. Definitely earrings, they are so lovely! Love looking at everyone's creations on this GYB party!

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  24. Stopping by from GYB, loving our snow photographs:) Vicky

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  25. Hi, I have been a follower (lurker?) of your blog for some time. I love your blog - It is a great read. Thanks for sharing. Happy hopping!

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  26. Oh your focus on life posts look like a lot of fun. What a great concept. I will be coming back to join. It has been a crazy weather week here so getting outside has been a bit difficult but I love seeing your outside shots. It has been nice getting to know you.

    Hugs
    Caroline

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  27. I am a new follower via Google Friend Connect. You make beautiful beaded jewelry!
    I am so happy that I found your blog via the Grow Your Blog Party!

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  28. Love your photographs!! found your blog from GYB.. I would definitely want the bead soup!! very beautiful collection!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  29. I love the animal prints in the snow. Don't see that out here in Oakland CA! I would want the bead soup collection, though it was not easy to pick one over the other!

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  30. Working my way through the Blog List - nice to meet you this morning. I dabble in jewelry and beading (LOVE bead embroidery) myself, among other things. Thanks for the opportunity on the giveaway - love the beads, but the earrings ROCK, too, so surprise me. Newest Follower - Tanya

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  31. Greetings from St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. Very nice to meet you. Great photos. Thanks for the giveaway. I like both of the prizes.

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