Monday, May 12, 2008

Mommy Fest - It's Party Time!

Contest Closed. The lucky winner is Shelly! Congratulations Shelly!

Today the party get's started! To kick things off on my blog make sure you leave a comment on my blog for a chance at winning my cool boredom buster giveaway:

Summer is just around the corner and if you have school-aged children, you know it will only be a matter of time before your kids start proclaiming "I'm bored!"; "There's nothing to do!"; "What is there to do?" I have six kids and I've heard all of these and more! After the kids tire of their bikes or get home from the pool, their energy levels are still as high as ever, give their imaginations a work out with this great book chucked full of fun-filled projects!

To enter, simply leave a comment on this post with a link back to your own blog so I can stop by, meet you, and if you win, congratulate you and let you know how to contact me so I can ship you your cool prize. The contest will run from May 12-16, 2008. A winner will be randomly selected from all comments left on this post on the final day of the blog party (May 16, 2008).

About Me
I am a mommy of six. I have three biological children of my own, and three step-children. Each of my children, no matter how they came into my life, are a true blessing! My eldest stepdaughter will be 11 in less than a month, my other two step children (a set of fraternal twins) turn 10 in the fall. My son is 7, my eldest daughter is 5, and my youngest daughter is 2.

I have always had a love for creating and making things. My sister used to get so angry with me for "making messes" with bits of cut paper and glue. I was always coloring, painting, shaping, drawing, cuting, or glueing something together! I turned my love of "mess making" into a career of fine art and graphic design. I've worked as a graphic artist and then as an art director for the past 15 plus years. Even after having children, my creative talents never slowed down. My creative endeavours simply morphed into something even better! With children I've enjoyed molding and designing birthday cakes for each of my children at every birthday; I've enjoyed costuming my kids for plays, for Halloween, and school concerts; I've made party invitations that rock; videos of performances; lots of cool games and art projects; and more! Having children has enhanced my creativity, never stifled it!

Thank you for stopping by my blog and getting to know me! Don't forget to leave a comment on this post for your chance at winning my boredom buster prize. I will hop on over to your blog and visit with you too! Who knows, you may be the lucky winner!


Kristinia said...

I found you from MommyFest 2008! We are always looking for fun crafts ideas! I'm going to be browsing around your site some more, thanks for the give away!

Sorka said...

Ooooh bordom busters! Love it!

Marin said...

I stopped over here from the Blog Party. Nice to "meet" you!

Mommy Meryl said...

Hi - I love your giveaway!! I have a 5 1/2 year old daughter and you can never have too many activiites for those rainy days! Visit me at

Anonymous said...

Hey thanks for the giveaway!
I would love the book.
Hope you will stop by my blog.
Loved the kids playing prego in your last Wordless Wednesday post!
I remember doing that before I was a momma!

Joy said...

Can't go wrong with crafts for the little ones!!! Nice to meet you, I'm Joy! Come on over any time.

Anonymous said...

Was a teacher for years. Unfortunately, not an Art teacher! :o} I need all the creative help I can get. :) Great giveaway.- TY! :)
Nice to "meet" ya.

Little Ladybug Designs said...

It's so nice to meet you. It looks like we have a lot in common. :-) Stop on over to my blog and enter my contest. Happy Blog Partying!

mom2boys said...

I found you at Mommyfest, I think this would be great for my kids. Thanks for the fun giveaway!

Mrs Nespy said...

What a cool giveaway! I will certainly be stopping by more often to visit! Please consider me for the drawing. You can find me at

Niki said...

Looks like a cool book!

Love the site...


Crystal said...

NEAT! My kids would LOVE that book! I hope you are having a blast at Mommy Fest! We're having a Mommy Fest Scavenger hunt - come check it out!

Melanie said...

Stopping by for the blog party! What a fun blog you have! I'm always looking for creative things to do to keep busy. I would love to win that book!!

Livin' With Me
Our Crafts ~N~ Things

Jenny said...

Hope you're enjoying mommyfest. I'm just stopping by to say hi. I'm Jenny. I live at The So Called Me. Hope to see you hop on over there. I'd love to have you. Anyway, great to meet you! I've bookmarked you for more reading.

<3 Jenny

List Mama said...

You explained my daughter to a tee with all of the paper and paste and glitter. She just might have her own creative website someday. Nice to meet you.


Karrine said...

Thank you for sharing your blog :)
I am really enjoying this blog fest !
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Shelly said...

Thanks to MommyFest I found your blog! My daughter loves art projects.

Anonymous said...

Great book.
I don't have a blog so I can't link bback


Angie said...

Stopping in from Mommy Fest. It was nice getting to know you better. I'm a step mom of two. Happy blog hopping.

Katie said...

Oooh..a crafter! I love this offer for your giveaway and I know my boys will too if we win. I'm going to link your blog off of mine so I can come back often.