Monday, August 24, 2009

Etsy Inspired Challenge and Cabin pics

Hello friends! I have some fun going on with my Etsy shop this week. There is a group of gals who do what they call "Etsy Inspired Challenges" --this is where they choose an Etsy shop of the week and then all the members of the group ---AND ANYONE else who wants to play along----go visit that shop, get inspired by their style, and then make something based on that inspiration. How fun is that?!

I am lucky enough to be this weeks inpiration shop! It's been a lot of fun peeking in to see what they are being inspired by and what they come up with for their projects! Head on over to the
Heart Hug Designs blog and check it out. Hey, why not join in...they welcome others too...and there are PRIZES! I've donated that sweet little memo book and paper clip set that you see above...and then they also have a sponsor who donated a prize. Why not give it a shot?!

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I'm back from the cabin...it was a really great vacation and some much needed rest was had :o)I had some good time to think about the things that I needed to think about................


(see, I told you the fish better watch out! lol In case anyone is wondering, we usually catch and release)


(Linds is not a morning person! LOL)

..................and eat good food, and visit with friends and family,


The "boppers" hanging out in the morning.


(my niece and great nephew playing some sticky ball)


Yes, that's my son Joe, sporting some hair and facial hair...he's done with ROTC! lol That pretty gal with him is his girlfriend.

............and roast marshmallows over the campfire, and feed the ducks,



..............or sit on the floaty dock dangling my feet in the water, looking at pretty rainbows


But...now it's back to the real world. We've been working on getting some benefits together for Paul here in town and I'm still working on doing something online, don't have all the details worked out yet and this will be a real test of my computering skills! LOL I'll be getting back to you real soon on that. In the meanwhile, have a beautiful day and go hug everyone that you love...you just never know what tomorrow will bring :o)

xoxo Karen

18 comments:

TinyBear said...

Hi Karen
Congrats on being the inspiring shop this week - that is so great.
And thank you for visiting over at my place.
The photo editing program is something called Irodio Photo and Video Studio ;D
Have a lovely day
Hugs, Tina

Ashley said...

Thanks for posting about the challenge and my blinkie on your blog! You are so sweet! What a lovely vacation and a beautiful family! Thanks for sharing the pictures!

Gina2424 said...

Hi- Haven't visited in awhile. A few "starving artist" issues. Love your Etsy stuff and the fish pic and your backround!

Lallee said...

Karen, I'm glad you had a good vacation, and hopefully a great birthday. Your blog looks great with the new background! I continue to pray for your brother. May God provide in amazing ways!
Hugs,
Lallee

Junie Moon said...

I'm so glad your vacation brought you happiness and relaxation. Congratulations on being an Etsy inspiration, an accolade you certainly deserve.

Mikiye Creations said...

What a fabulous vacation!
I'm jealous!
LOL!!!
Great pictures!

Love your challenge idea!
Checked out your comrades work...Very FUN!

Amy said...

Looks like lots of fun!!!!!
Amy

Itch2stitch.com said...

Hello! Thank you for following me! Love your blog, your holiday looks great. Suzie! x :)

She'sSewPretty said...

Your cabin weekend looks like lots of fun! I love the idea of the etsy challenge. I'll have to go have a look.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Hi Karen ~~ Looks like your family had a great time! LOVE trips to the cabin and being in the great outdoors.

Praying for Paul!

xx
becky

Sweetina said...

Congrats Karen!
Your cabin photos are wonderful~
what a beautiful family vacation!
hugs
Tina

Blondie ~ Vintage Primitives said...

Looks like a fun time was had by all! Your work is always inspiring - and for a mixed media challenged person like myself - well, suffice to say, I am in awe of your creations!
Always blessed
Blondie

amyelisedesigns said...

Karen! You are an inspiration! I am happy to hear the Etsy group picked your shop. The little gifts that I have bought from you in the past bring so much joy to my Grandma and Aunt that I sent them to. You are the best! Amy :)

Stink Bone Jones said...

Love the Etsy Inspired Challenge. Seems like a fabulous ideas. Congrats on making the inspired challenge. Love what you whipped up!

cheers!
Jaime

Folksie Linda said...

Karen... my sweet birdie friend... if I ever feel awful.. i just imagine a little birdie at my window tweeting me better.. I wanted to thank you personally for being there for me during a very hard time.. I am on my road to better days I hope... and with you being there for me.. makes it so much easier.. I wanted you to know it. Thank you my angel friend!

Courtney said...

That sounds like such a fun Etsy challenge. I'm going to have to look into it. Also, your blog is so lovely, I just want to sit here and read through every post!

Lisa said...

Hope you are doing well. It's been a while since ya posted! Thought I'd just stop by and say hey. :)

Ann said...

Good to know you've had such a good time with your family...

The fish looks really sumptuous when cooked...

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