I had an appointment on Wednesday and I was out for several hours - I came home to find so many comments (and I read them all!). Thank you for the many kind and flattering words. It is very nice to hear that people enjoy what you do and find it helpful. I will try to post answers to some of the most common questions from the comments as soon as possible.
The celebration continues today, but first, a bit of enabling... You may have heard the buzz around the message boards and blogs. Michael's is offering one super deal of the day each day this week and the deal for Thursday (the 7th) is the Yudu silk screening machine for $99. I have been waiting and hoping for this machine to be added to the Cricut Rewards program for months - it appeared briefly last fall but then it was gone before I could place an order. I have been hoarding my "bajillion" points thinking it would be back, however, at this price, I think I'll be making a trip up the road tomorrow morning! I hope they actually have it at "my" store.
Of course, this complicates the craftroom redo - the Yudu machine is huge! I think it will be better to keep the new machine in the laundry room so I will have a sink handy...we'll see...the laundry room needs some reorganizing too!
Today I have added three more items (well, actually four items) to the boxes. They all are blue (or mostly blue). (I can get a little too literal at times!)
I love glitter but it can be messy to use. I found these great rub-ons from K and Company a while ago. They are super easy to use - you put the glue "sticker" on your card or project - peel off the protective layer and then add glitter - it sticks on the glue but not on the paper so your word or shape is neatly glittered. I must have found these for a good price because I bought a LOT of them - so I am adding one of these baby boy sets to each of the boxes.
The quest for organization is something everyone can relate to - so I also found three of these handy (and blue) photo holders and organizers to add to the boxes. They expand to hold lots of photos and have dividers so you can keep the photos for your projects and pages together and readily available. They also work for holding spare parts - die cuts that you have assembled but haven't used yet.
In February, I found a great offer for the "Tipsy" and wrote about it HERE. The Tipsy is a wonderful little helper for anyone who has trouble holding a stylus for extended periods of time.
It works like an extension of your finger - you just wrap it around your finger and use it to tap on the screen of the Gypsy or the Imagine (or other small devices that use a stylus - games, phones, etc.). When I wrote about it last time there was a bit of a rush with people taking up the very generous offer for a free tipsy (with a shipping and handling fee of $3.99). Denise, the owner of the company, got in touch with me and offered to send some more Tipsys. I asked for three - one for each box. Many thanks to Denise for these nice gifts - she went above and beyond and also sent a matching lanyard for each Tipsy.
I have been using my pink tipsy for a while now and I love it - the flexible material is very lightweight and my hand does not cramp up or get tired the way it used to. The lanyard is a nice addition if you are prone to putting things down and losing track of their whereabouts. If you aren't feeling lucky (you don't think your name will come up in the random draw for one of these boxes) you can go to THIS PAGE on the Tipsy site to see the information on how to get a free Tipsy (shipping and handling fee does apply). You'll also find the information about the lanyards on that page. The regular price for the Tipsy is $7 and the price of the lanyard is $4.98.
Thanks again to Denise for the gift of the Tipsys with their lanyards. The boxes are starting to fill up a bit more...
So far, all three boxes are identical - that will change tomorrow when they each will gain a "separate but equal" packet of goodies!
The same procedure for entering applies today - I'll paste it in here for your convenience.
So - what do you need to do to take part in this celebration? As always it's simple - just leave a comment. But not just any comment - each day I'll ask you to answer a question (just to keep things interesting!).
You don't have to be a blog follower or a subscriber to play along, but if you are, you can leave another comment and have a second chance each day as a way for me to thank you for your support. If you are a Facebook user you can also "like" the Capadia Designs page HERE and leave another comment telling me that you are a Facebook fan. I started the Facebook page at the request of some readers who wanted to keep up with my blog on Facebook and I am planning to start using the page in some new ways (more about that later).
You can leave comments everyday so you will have multiple chances to be one of the three winners. Please don't leave more than 3 on one day (1 comment, 2 follower or subscriber, 3 Facebook fan). When you leave a comment be sure that you don't have the box checked to be notified of follow up comments so you don't get tons of emails clogging up your in box. Please be sure to leave some way for me to contact you if you are one of the lucky three - you can leave your email address and use (at) and (dot) to help avoid spam.
I was surprised to find out that many of you had no idea that I had a Facebook page for Capadia Designs. I am not a big Facebook user but I do enjoy keeping up with my crafty friends there. I just changed the profile image to this pansy - you make recognize this pansy from the header of my blog. I created the digital banner and turned this photograph into a digital "sticker" that I can use for many more projects - and the revamp of my blog page. Once again - it is in my favorite shades of blue and purple..
The beautiful photo at the top of this post was taken by my husband last summer when we visited the Biltmore Estate in North Carolina - more wonderful shades of blue early in the morning.
Here is Today's question - you may have already guessed it. What is your favorite color and why? Do you have an early childhood memory that is infused with a certain color? Do you find a certain color energizes or calms you? Color is fascinating to me and I am curious to see what some of you have to say about the colors that make you happy.