Thursday, June 23, 2011


Good morning Blogerritas!  It's a rainy day here in Atlanta, GA.  It reminds of me of this song called "A Rainy Night in Georgia".  The chorus says "A rainy night in Georgia, such a rainy night in Georgia, lord I believe it's raining all over the world."  That's how it feels to me today.  I feel like it's raining all over the world.  So, today's installment of HECK YEAH Thursdays is going to be both celebratory and declarative.  Let's get to it!

Reason #1: My FIVE year wedding anniversary is tomorrow!  My husband and I are the best of friends.  I look back on our courtship and our marriage and that is the thing that sticks out the most.  We share a bond that virtually shuts the rest of the world out.  From that bond blooms the most genuine and pure love.  I'm looking forward to 95 more years together!

Reason #2:  I have become OBSESSED with people leaving comments on my blog!  I mean it has become an addiction to check blogger a least twice an hour to see if anyone has commented on one of my cards.  I had to remind myself that I make cards for the love of crafting...not to see how many people like the cards I make.  I actually get bummed out when I don't receive a least 5 comments on a card.  Don't even get me started on racking up followers!  There for, I proclaim that as of today, June 23rd I will only check my blog for comments twice a day.  I further proclaim that I only want people to follow me if they genuinely like my work.  I don't want family or friends to follow me just so I can see that # go up.

Reason #3:  Crafting notoriety.  I have been seeking crafting notoriety...desperately.  I don't know what came over me.  I've applied to design teams for companies that sell products that I don't even use!  Conversely I've applied to some other DTs I really wanted to be on and didn't make but...that isn't the point! LOL!  I digress...I have since come to my senses and re prioritized.  I now remember why I do this and I am going forward in a new direction! 

Reason #4:  My baby, Triplicate Trials Tuesday is blossoming!  In case you're wondering what TTT is, it's a three part challenge, sketch, colors and a theme.  It's bi-weekly which is great because you won't have to worry about rushing to get your projects in.  I have a WONDERFUL Design Team called the "Triple T Team" and they ROCK the challenges!  I couldn't be more proud.  Please visit us at You still have time to play.  All submissions are due on the 26th.

Reason #5:  I just won a prize from Susan at Inspire. Create. Express.  She is hosting a contest that is such a neat and HUMAN concept.  It is the Blogging is for sharing giveaway.  The concept is that we as Bloggers in the crafting community have a wealth of information that we can share with one another.  Please visit her and read about the details of the contest.  THANKS SUSAN!
Well, there you go.  Plenty of reasons for this to be a HECK YEAH THURSDAY! 

Talk to you soon!



Trina said...

1. Congrats! I want to be super happy with someone one day! 2. I check Gmail all the time when I post, too. I have some sweet followers who leave comments on every post, but I'm still busy looking to see what people might say... 3. I've wanted to apply to teams so people can see what I make, but my time management skills are already being taxed with the three teams I'm on. But, I feel your pain!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Congrats on your anniversary! I think many of us feel the way you do as you describe in this post. It truly is a matter of gaining perspective and remembering why we love to share our craft. Kudos to you for regrouping and moving forward!

Jen W. said...

I feel like you're confessing for me with this post! I too suffered from obsessing over numbers of comments and followers and wanting to be one of those crafters whose cards everyone wants to see and copy. Once I finally checked myself, I started having fun again. (Although I still get excited every time my numbers go up!)
Congrats on your anniversary! Sounds like you two will have many more happy years ahead. :)