Monday Mutterings, A Poll and Blog Party News

OK – not a great post title, but it was the best I could do!

I purchased my first kit from Jofia Designs today, and made this layout. She has a very distinctive style, and I loved working with the gorgeous elements.

Credits – Kit used – Not Very Serious by Jofia Designs at The Digi Chick

Also some elements from Ephemerals II also by Jofia.

Stitching by Weeds & Wildflowers.

The beautiful baby is Jonathan – no, he isn’t one of mine (!). Someone left praise in a gallery, complimenting me on my beautiful son. He is beautiful, but he is the son of our good friends, and I love to take photos of him.

So I have been very remiss in posting photos on my photo blog. I have taken plenty, but not uploaded them. I will try to get caught up, so keep checking back.

So have you noticed a few new things on the sidebar to your right?

Poll – please let me know why you come here, or more to the point, why you came here and stayed around to read this post! It is for no other reason than my curiosity, so even if you just lurk, please vote in the poll.

Blog Party Giveaway

I am taking part in my first Blog Giveaway hosted by 5 Minutes for Mom

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I will make a special post with more details during the week of 7 – 14th March

My prize $10 gift certificate to Weeds & Wildflowers digital scrapbooking store. They are very talented, and make beautiful kits, so check them out, and be sure to enter the Giveaway. If you have not yet dipped a toe into the wonderful world of digital scrapbooking, this could be a perfect opportunity.

Finally, it is award season, and I have been nominated for 3 awards by the lovely Petra.

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Thanks so much, my nominations will follow in a later post.

9 thoughts on “Monday Mutterings, A Poll and Blog Party News”

  1. Super cute awards! I love the vday one! I don’t know anything about this “5 Minutes for Mom” thing, so I’ll have to check it out! I’m off to do your poll – I might have to play along with the blog party – a W&W GC would be a sweet treat! Have a great day! 🙂

  2. I come here because I like your pics, I like having a pal to check in with in Northern Ireland, and I like how you write. Is that good? Have a great day, Jan Mary!

  3. Carjazi - aka Diane

    I’ve missed you on the DST train lately. I find the reason I stop by is a) your talent with scrapbook designs (btw gorgeous layout today)
    b) wonderful photos
    c) life in Ireland interests me

    I’m not sure that I could pinpoint any one reason I read a lot of blogs. I’m just glad that your’s is among the ones I get to read.

    Have a great day.

  4. Oh what a beautiful layout! And yes, a beautiful baby!

    I’m going to check out the blog party! How fun!

    I voted! digiscrapping of course! LOL

  5. Your pages of that beautiful baby boy are awesome!
    I voted in your pole and I picked ‘life in N Ireland’ but I would’ve picked Digital Layouts too, just as equally, but I could only pick one!
    I love visiting your blog and seeing your pages! I seriously think you could make money doing pages for people. (Like me!)

  6. The Downtown Boutique

    I just found your blog, and I must say, your layouts are just darling! That baby is so beautiful…what fun you must have digi-scrapping.

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