It's been awhile seen I have blogged. Life got a little busy when my family kept growing. I now have three under 4 years. I wouldn't trade any of them for the world, even on days that I can't seem to catch a break.

When I first started my blog it was mainly to write about digital scrapbooking but I have moved on to other areas. I still love it but can't really do it like I had in the past. I have also learned to crochet and that has really taken over my life! Never thought it would.

I would like to keep my blog open but for all of my crafts. I think I might even learn something else who knows. Hope you stick around.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Template freebie and Easy $5 Amazon e-cards

Have you heard of Swag bucks or Superpoints??  They are easy programs to earn $5 gift Amazon gift cards.

I have been a member of Swagbucks for i think about a year but have only recently started working it.  Since I started working it I have redeemed my points for a total of $20 Amazon e-cards.  I have done this in about 2 months. How? By downloading their toolbar and making sure that I am logged in and doing a search through them whenever I need to search for something. You get 1 point per day for having the toolbar.  Anytime I plan to work on the computer I have videos playing the background after watching 10 I get 3 points. Most I want to watch so I get "paid" doing what I normally do anyway.  Sometimes I will do a survey but rarely because I don't feel the reward is worth my time.  I also answer the daily poll which are fun to answer and I get a point.  I also look for swag codes.  I look for them on their blog, twitter, and facebook. These codes are usually worth anywhere from 1 point to 13 points.  I am sure higher but I have not found one worth more than 13 points.  I don't usually find codes so I don't usually count on them or I find them but the code is expired.  You get more when you have referrals and you are rewarded points that they recieve when they do a search but I don't have any referrals well actually I do but I have yet to earn anything from them.  So I have mainly earned the $20 ($5 Amazon e-card increments) on my own in just a couple of months. I feel like if I am on the computer anyway why not earn a little something for?  It doesn't really take much effort, especailly once you are in the habit of it. As a matter of fact I've been playing videos in the background while I have been writing this post!

Superpoints is a website that rewards you for spinning their virtual wheel.  You can earn points from 1 to 10 points maybe higher but I have not been rewarded anything higher.  Also by watching videos and with them you get one to five points per video, depending on the video.  But there are not that many videos to watch.  Referrals get you 25 points if they reach the basic level.  And you earn what they earn spinning the wheel IF you have 2 basics under you.  I am almost ready to redeem for my first gift card.  It takes a bit longer when you work this one by yourself.  I have two under me but they don't really work it.  But the friend I am under has earn one about every week!

If you would like to earn prizes too (you don't have to pick Amazon cards there are many prizes to choose from) then please follow the links on the right towards the bottom.  I would greatly appreciate the help if you want and you intend to work it, it will help to give out the freebies.  My family has grown and I got to help my family anyway I can.

Here is a freebie. Hope you enjoy!

Click on image to download

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Getting Back into the Grove of Things

It's been awhile since I have posted anything. I recently had another baby boy and thank God he is a healthy happy little guy.

My precious munchkins one afternoon shortly before Christmas.
Some of the things that I have been up to since my last visit has been learning to crochet.  I had been wanting to learn to crochet since my niece was born and someone gave her a BEAUTIFUL crocheted blanket. But I did not know anyone around me who knew how. I began making hair bows for my darling little girl and came a cross a link that showed you how to make a crocheted flower. I thought the flower was absolutely GORGEOUS and when I was reading over the link on how to make this flower I discovered they had a You Tube video on how to make it. I thought I had died and gone to heaven!! The following day I had all the things I needed gathered and learned from that video!!! And it snowballed from there! Did you know that you can learn just about anything you want to from wonderful, generous people that make videos to teach people how do things??? Anytime I needed to learn a new stitch or forgot how to do one I went and did a search on You Tube. Since then I have made blankets, hats, scarfs, booties and of course more flowers! And like any crocheter or knitter will tell you I have my very own yarn stash!! You can never have enough YARN!
Here are some of the hats I've made!

This is my youngest son modeling a hat I made without a pattern and I am so proud of it. The pic was taken by a wonderful friend and photographer, MeriBella.

I made this from a pattern but decided to add a scarf to it
I love the ears on this one!
Guess what else I learned to do from You Tube? I have made polymer clay handles for my hooks and love my new hooks!! I do not know how I crocheted without that supportive handle!

Something else I have been up to...have you heard of Pinterest?? It's great place to get ideas for a wide range of things. Recipes, crochet, knit, crafts, scrapbooking, home decor and SO much more. Feel free to follow me! The link is just under my profile on the the right! Check it out!