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a Christian, wife of 39 Years, Mother, grandma of 10, retired R.N., love to vacation,swim, play with Grandkids, drawing,painting, mixed media,Home Arts, inspirational Journaling.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Grow Your Blog Party.

If You've  gotten to know Me through following My blog, I'm so grateful  for Your continued friendship, or even just the interest shown by staying My follower. Your comments have shown Me there are many"kindred spirits" for each of Us and We never need to feel alone at any point of the day or night.Yes,I have a large and loving family that I'm very close to but still this world of blogging has brought to Me so many friendly warm kindred Sisters.  At the mere touch of this keyboard I can gain a comforting uplifting word,prayer of others,and so many laughs that I'm always surprised. I can find this with My family, yes,where it's different than family, though, at least for Me, are the many interests We share. For those of You that are apart Of the Growing Your Blog Party....My name is Denise. I'm 61 years old. At this point in My life My main and everlasting JOY  is My Husband and Grandchildren.Oh yes I do love My four daughters.To Me that goes without saying.Those 10, so far :) Grandchildren are such an added delight, I never really expected so much FUN. I'm a retied RN-
EEKS- been retied all My married life of 37 years.Now when not babysitting My girl's little ones or having fun with the older ones,I'm blogging,swimming almost every day and paper crafting.Art journals by the ton,watercolor painting,ATCs and tags.I love "Tussey Mussies"-cones that is,and trading all the paper crafts with the Altered Paper Craft group I belong to. I also love traveling the US with My husband and going on dates with Him. I love God's Great Outdoors and find inspiration from His handiwork. My blessed life I give all the tribute to Christ. I invite You to be My new friend and follow along with My great fun in... "MY  IMAGINATION."Quote:Of Course, no other than the great Sponge Bob Himself. Oh Yes,My latest biggest change happened a little over a year ago,the gigantic blessing of My Gastric Bypass 110 lbs-GONE-YOUNG again once more.Blessings to You Denise

 
Tea Party any one ? 
This past Christmas at Daughter's house
 Surrounding Myself  with whimsy :)
This was so fun :)
.......Trading is fun too :)
Tags and.......


Art Trading Cards-ATCs
Please drop by
My cottage in the Shire for......
 tea ,coffee and crafts  with a bit of chat. 

25 comments:

Diane Baker-Williams said...

Greetings fellow art journaler! I also swap art but at Swap-bot. I scrolled down and fell in love with some of ATC's and other crafts. I am following you via G+ email.

Patty Sumner said...

Denise I am so happy to stop and visit with you. I am definitely following along with you. Your love for your family and the Lord are evident. It is always a blessing to find other Sisters in Christ! Congrats on the weight loss.. you go girl! Have a great weekend.. looking forward many visits with you. Blessings!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

You look absolutely happy my friend. And for all the reasons that you give in regards to blogging and LEARNING more about yourself through sharing? I agree. To keep busy, to keep THINKING is the way to live forward. Enjoy every moment of creating YOUR paradise! XOXOXO

Donna Heber said...

Hi Denise,

I'm visiting from the Grow Your Blog party. It is nice to meeet you. Your ATC tags are adorable. I too love papercrafts. 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

Lou Anne Hazel said...

Hi Denise. I saw you'd visited me at my blog and wanted to let you know that I'm one of your followers too. I didn't realize we're almost neighbors! Have fun with the Grow Your Blog Party!

Simply Shelley said...

So glad I know you...my dear beautiful friend and sister in Christ....blessings

thisisme said...

Hi Denise. Such lovely images for us today, but then I expect that from your whimsical blog posts! Lovely photo of you and the one with you and your hubby. What blessings you have with all those grandchildren! I so agree with you, that my blogging friends really do enrich my life. ;)

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Hi, I'm Linda from craftygardener.ca and I found your site from the Grow Your Blog event. I love Stash tea too, in fact have some in my give away. Hope you can stop by and enter. It has been nice browsing through your blog.

mysteryhistorymom said...

Denise- I live in a hobbit hole, too! :) So fun stopping by your blog. It's darling- and so are you! Lori

Wilma said...

Hi Denise,

Thank you so much for your sweet comment. Wonderful post! Love your creations.
Beautiful photo Denise, you look great and very happy !!

Hugs and Blessings,
Wilma.

lynda said...

Hi...popping in from the blog party, but I can't wait to read more of your blog later. What fun!

Aunt Marti said...

Denise, welcome to the big beautiful Grow Your Blog Hop! I volunteered to help Vicki as a GYB party volunteer. Vicki will stop by sometime I am sure, but with more than 600 blogs participating it will take her time to visit everyone so she asked for volunteers to help today. I offered to help. I am so happy I did because I have found your blog. Thanks for joining the hop!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

You are so very creative Denise.. What a lovely post.
Thank you for your most welcome visit and kind thoughts.
blessings,
Penny

suziqu's thread works said...

Dear Denise,

Such a beautiful post. Your creations like your Tussy Mussies are so gorgeous! I have seen some amazing images on your blog as I have looked through.
Blogging has definitely brought you so much love, joy and inspiration.

Thank you for your lovely visit. I will return! I'm a little swamped at present with blogs! I would sincerely love to follow everyone but that is impossible!

This event is such a busy time and I hope you draw some lovely new friends to your blog that inspire you.

Wishing you lots of success!

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

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

that cup of tea looks lovely right about now. it is so cold.

nannykim said...

HI--I see you have a pic from Wind and the Willows, one of my favorite stories. I am the same age as you and I also just love playing with my grandkids---I actually feel transported to another world when I am with them because we imagine so much in our play. Unfortunately I do not live very close---I wish they lived in my town!

Cindy Gay said...

Thanks for becoming a follower of my blog. I will be 61 in a couple weeks. Your tags are lovely, as are you!

DebraKay Neiman said...

Hi Denise. I am a retired RN too. New Follower. I am having fun finding new bloggers to follow...love sewing and quilting. Greetings from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You really do look beautiful my friend! I'm so happy for you and glad to be your blog buddy! Enjoy your evening! Sweet hugs, Diane

Vicky Myers said...

Stopping by from GYB, loving the journey meeting such a variety of inspiring bloggers:) Vicky

Cindy said...

Tea, trading cards, altered scrapbooking, crafts, friends - grand. Ops I mean grandchildren, 10 wow, I have 6 girl gruppies and 5 boys and one on the way. Hang on let me count that again, yup I got it right. Great to met you and exchange blogs. Thanks for comming by,
Cindy

Cindy said...

I found you via my email then jumpedover to GYB, then back, over to the next post, then comment and now I'm not sure which one I'm commenting on. Glad to be here though, lol, it is late in the day for me.
Cindy

EvalinaMaria said...

Hello from the Yukon! I hope you're enjoining this party as much as I do.
Evalina, This and that...

Dawn Castrova said...

Hello , my name is Dawn your my one stop on the blog party, Hope that I soon will be friends with all of you cyber neighbors. Can’t wait to see more of your great projects in the making. My site http://overboardcreations.blogspot.com/ and contact info is ovr_brd@yahoo.com

I don’t have a lot of blog time in for I just started blogging when I joined the blog party it was my New Year resolution. Reading my 341 blog and more to go. but I like all things creative n thrifty. Enjoy the most about your tag posting and card was beautiful.

macmillanmarie said...

What a delightful blog. It has been so nice to get to know you during this hop. Thanks for sharing.

One of my favourite songs that makes me realise God’s always around. — Dancing with God, Verse 1: You dance over me While I am unaware, You sing all around But I never hear the sound, Chorus: Lord, I’m amazed by You Lord, I’m amazed by You Lord, I’m amazed by You How You love me Verse 2: You paint the moring sky With miracles in mind, My hope will always stand, For You hold me in Your hand.