The Painted Daisy gals held our first holiday ornie (Ornament) swap this fall. We each created enough ornies for the others in the swap and at least one extra for breast cancer. YOU can come by eBay right now and get your bid in on this wonderful auction. All the proceeds go to Susan G. Komen For the Cure.
We hope you will help lend a hand in this worthy cause and receive 21 wonderful hand crafted ornies too.
The community is back up and running!!! Thanks to some great server customer support!!! I have made a few changes so if your interested in joining us please post here on the blog and we will contact you or email me through the community email and I will contact you. I will not be letting people just sign up anymore. Between spammers and hackers its not worth the trouble. We still want new members just have to do it in a differnet way to protect everyone in the community.
Hello friends and family... you know there are just some folks who have nothing better to do than hack into websites and communites. The Painted Daisy has been hacked and Ami is working hard to restore not on the community but all the websites his hacker took done.
I personally am issuing Karma a Call to come and bite this H4cker in his......
So please bear with Ami as works with her server to restore order in the universe and out community back online.
has been hacked and destroyed. I hope the web servers have someting to help me get it back with out rebuilding. If I have to rebuild some deep thought will have to go into it. to stay away from the issues that happened. Stick with me and I will have our fun community back up and going very soon.
Sandi or I will post here any news. You can also reach us through here.
It must be snowing somewhere cause the community looks all white and snowy like. Don't panic Ami is working on getting the forum back up and running. She is headed into work and will be working hard on getting all the snow brushed away and the painted daisy back nice and bright.
Personally I think that all the snow so early in the fall has thrown a hicup in the worldwide web and maybe it just needs a little tap to get going again. Please pop in here and visit until The Painted Daisy is back up and don't panic... I know I did :)
Walk outside...take a DEEP BREATH ...can you smell it??? Fall is in the Air!
It has been amazing here in Dallas cool the past couple days and downright chilly at night in the 50s.
Odd most years it is hot this time of the year here in Texas but this year, the year I hit 50 it is cooler and reminds me of back home in Tennessee. Have to say I love it... my memory is not as sharp as it used to be but the cool nights bring wonderful memories rushing back in. Football games at Hillcrest in Memphis and sorority date nights at Union U... Zeta Love!
I'd love to hear your best Fall memory. Maybe it was the hayride you took in college, or trick-r-treating as a child or maybe with your child, bobbin for apples or maybe going apple picking.
We'd love to invite you to join us at The Painted Daisy Community and to follow us here.
I Shared this Fall Folk Art ePattern at the Painted Daisy but for those who did not grab it there here it is for all of you.
YEA it is the FIRST OF OCTOBER and that means time to pick the winner of our first Follower Prize!!!
HOW did we pick the winner? Well we have 18 followers so I wrote numbers 1- 18 and put them into a covered box and shook them up really good and then I let my hearing ear dog Chico into the box. The first number he licked up was the winner. Now he ate the paper so I had to see what number was NOT there. Next drawing I need to come up with a better method but at least this one was fun.
OKAY...... the winner is...... Sweet Annie's Graphics! Please drop me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org with your mailing address and the soap will go out on MONDAY. I don't like soaps sitting in the post office warehouses over the weekends so I only mail them out Mon - Weds.
YEAH! Now that you know we have fun not only in here but also in The Painted Daisy Community hows about you invite some of your friends to come follow and also join the community. We are a great bunch of gals and everyone is welcomed with open arms as long as you play nicely!
I hear the ornies have arrived to all their new homes so I'm expecting to see photos soon (gotta get my box from mil house...long story).
I was thinking last night on what inspires me with decorating and crafting. Some of my rooms I have had a certain color or a shelf that I have planned the whole room around. I love to move things and change them up to give a room a different look. I also have certain things for each season that I add to decorate each room. I am going to get my fall decorations out this weekend and put my summer ones away. Fall is one of my favorite times of the year to decorate. I love to add pumpkins and gords to my bowls on my table. I even have corn stalks from my own garden to add to my display out front this year.
So what inspires you? Is it the seasons or a certain color? Maybe a cute doll or picture. Share with us how you get inspired to decorate.
But it is not to eat it's 5 oz Chocolate Margaritas Soap!
Here is the Scoop on the soap! ONE LUCKY BLOG Follower will win one of these!
Will it be YOU? Drawing on SEPT 30! Just hop over to the right and see where it says "Followers" and you see pictures of folks where push the Follow button... come you know you want too! Simple and easy and guess what you are now following our blog and you might be the lucky winner of this cool soap. Post our Blog Giveaway on your blog and get in the drawing one more time. Make sure to comment here so we know and list your blog link so we can enjoy your blog too.
Here is the scoop on the Soap just so you know......... This Soap is donated by Sandi with Sassy Soaps N Such and Always Crafty 2. Below is the soap's description straight from Sandi.
"Bon Bons and Booze what a wonderful combination. I live in Texas so of course the first thing that came to my mind was Tequila and since we were working with a “Mexican” Booze why not add the most comforting kind of chocolate I can think of. When my Mis hijas or my daughters, were little we would have hot chocolate infused with Mexican cinnamon every night before bedtime. I decided to combine the Tequila with the Mexican Hot Chocolate and you give you a 5 oz Chocolate Margaritas Soap Bar.
I work with Melt and Pour Method of Soap so I used goat’s milk base and clear glycerin base to create our three layered 5oz Chocolate Margaritas Soap. The bottom layer is made from Starbucks Moca Powder and goats milk soap base...with just a touch of fresh Mexican cinnamon. The middle layer is lime green glycerin soap and the top layer is clear glycerin soap that in infused with Sauza... that is real Tequila Blanco. Now, no Margaritas would be complete without salt and lime so the lime on the side has a hint of salt in the glycerin and of course lime essential oils. You can smell the Tequila and lime and Mexican hot chocolate base...YUMMO makes me wish I could drink this soap. So we hope to see that follower number grow and grow. We will pick the luck winner's name on OCT 1 and post it in here! You'll need to come by and see if it is you! This is just the start of a whole lot of fun here at The Painted Daisy Blog!!
OK I took the leap and joined Twitter. If your into following us there look us up under "ThePaintedDaisy" . I will be updating that regularly. It looks fun and I think I could become addicted to it LOL
The Painted Daisy is starting fresh, well sort of. True prim is never new just re purposed. So with the community era closed let the new blog era begin. Yes I will be closing the doors of the community this Fri 9/25/09. Its time to move on and up into a different venue. Starting next week you will see and feel a whole new blog. I will have guest artists and on going artists contributing to this. Some might be ones you have heard of and others will be new to online crafting. We will have giveaways and other contests too. With running a community over the past 2 years I have lost my crafting mojo along the way. This is my journey to find it and return it to its rightful place. I will be clearing out the cob webs in the craft room and start designing again.
So please bookmark my crafting journey, become a follower! Whatever you need to do to find us. Stop back often as you will love what you find.
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