Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Here's To A New Handmade Year!!!

You all know how much I love Handmade and ALL things green and eco friendly, so let's make this next year all about handmade. Buy your gifts from handmade shops like the fabulous ones on Artfire. They are the BEST gifts and people. They will be truly appreciated gifts.
I want to wish everyone a blessed and safe New Years Eve and a blessed and prosperous NEW YEAR!

If you would like to be added to "Our Friends" list, leave me a message with your URL and Shop Name and I will gladly add it with a link to your shop. I am also looking for new theme ideas. If you have any, please drop me a line. It's hard to keep coming up with new ideas EVERY week. So all you wonderful people, help me out please. :)

THANK YOU AND BLESS YOU ALL!!!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

As We Move Into The New Year...

This year has come and almost gone. I hope it was great for all. I wish everyone a bright and prosperous New Year with many blessings. This week's theme is "As We Move Into The New Year". Post items that you think would be a great addition to the new year or great for end of the year parties or even what the new year means for you. The options are endless so have fun with it. Though the time for Christmas shop[ping is almost over, what about those birthdays and holidays that are right around the corner? You are sure to find some great gifts here made by wonderful artisans from everywhere.

Monday, December 12, 2011

OH NO!!! Last Minute Holiday Gifts

Have you ever thought you were done, then bam you remember someone you forgot. We all have so here is some last minute gift ideas. Order them and have them shipped to you by one of the many wonderful handmade artisans. Many are offering free shipping at the moment. SCORE!!!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Gifts Under $10

As everyone knows, times are hard. So here is a post on Gifts Under $10.00. These can be gifts or stocking stuffers. They can be for anyone even our furry, feathery, or scaly little friends.
Remember, it's not the size or price of an item that matters, but how much heart and thought you put into it.



Monday, November 28, 2011

Gifts for the little guys and gals!!!

This is week 4 in the Gift Giving Series. This weeks is titled "Gifts for the little guys and gals!!!" Can't wait to see all the gift ideas! You know what to do, so get to it.




Monday, November 21, 2011

Gifts for HIM!!!

Week 3 of the Gift Giving Series is titled "Gifts for HIM!!! Unfortunately I don't have anything for HIM right now but I'm sure several of you do so get to posting those awesome gift ideas.

I'm sure you have noticed the changes on the blog. It's growing so fast that 3 columns took us forever to get to the bottom.

Also, if you would like to be on "OUR FRIENDS" list send me an email of your Title and URL to hopesanddreamsstudio@cox.net.

***WINNER of the MY Memories Suite is Tamra of Vermont. Congrats!!! I will be contacting you shortly about your prize.***

Monday, November 14, 2011

Gifts for Her!!!

This weeks theme is "Gifts For Her!!!". Post your handmade items that would make great gifts for the special females in your life.

Also my giveaway is coming to an end soon. Check out last weeks post for details on the My Memories Studio Giveaway.


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Gifts for Teens and Tweens!!!

I thought I would start a series on "Gift Ideas". The first week is going to be "Gifts for Teen and Tweens". Help us get our shopping done early with no lines, no confrontations, and no attitudes. Help us find that original gift or stocking stuffer that our teens and tweens will love.
The giveaway is still going on. Some lucky winner is going to receive a copy of the award winning "My Memories Suite" digital scrapbooking software.

Ways to win entries:
1. Visit www.MyMemories.com and choose your favorite digital pack paper or layout, then comment on my blog telling which ones you chose.
2. Follow their BLOG - http://blog.mymemories.com/
Facebook - http://facebook.com/pages/MyMemories/140359372717593
Twitter - http://twitter.com/#!mymemoriessuite
3. Leave a comment or even better a link on you blog or facebook pages and leave me the link in a comment on this blog.

MAKE SURE to leave me a comment to let me know what you have done for entries.
You can view some information on My Memories Suite at http://youtube.com/user/MyMemoriesSuite

You can do so much more with this software than scrapbooking. Check it out. it is awesome.

They have also given me a coupon code for $10 off the purchase of the My Memories Suite Scrapbook software and a $10 coupon for the MyMemories.com store (a $20.00 value)
COUPON CODE: STMMMS86628

Monday, October 31, 2011

It's On Sale!!!

This week's theme is "It's On Sale". This should be fun! If you have items in your shops that are on sale, post them here for everyone to see. Get started on your Christmas shopping.

AS PROMISED... MY FIRST GIVEAWAY!!! The wonderful and generous people at www.mymemories.com contacted me because we handmade artisans have a great blog. They have given me a copy of their wonderful, award winning "My Memories Suite" digital scrapbooking software to give away to one of my so lucky followers.

Ways to win entries:
1. Visit www.MyMemories.com and choose your favorite digital pack paper or layout, then comment on my blog telling which ones you chose.
2. Follow their BLOG - http://blog.mymemories.com/
Facebook - http://facebook.com/pages/MyMemories/140359372717593
Twitter - http://twitter.com/#!mymemoriessuite
3. Leave a comment or even better a link on you blog or facebook pages and leave me the link in a comment on this blog.

MAKE SURE to leave me a comment to let me know what you have done for entries.
You can view some information on My Memories Suite at http://youtube.com/user/MyMemoriesSuite

You can do so much more with this software than scrapbooking. Check it out. it is awesome.

They have also given me a coupon code for $10 off the purchase of the My Memories Suite Scrapbook software and a $10 coupon for the MyMemories.com store (a $20.00 value)
COUPON CODE: STMMMS86628

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

I've Got The Blues

This week's theme is "I've Got The Blues". This should be fun because it can mean so many things to everyone. It could mean music. It could mean the color blue (which has so many shades). It could mean sadness. That's already three different meanings. So post what it means to you.

AS PROMISED... MY FIRST GIVEAWAY!!! The wonderful and generous people at www.mymemories.com contacted me because we handmade artisans have a great blog. They have given me a copy of their wonderful, award winning "My Memories Suite" digital scrapbooking software to give away to one of my so lucky followers.

Ways to win entries:
1. Visit www.MyMemories.com and choose your favorite digital pack paper or layout, then comment on my blog telling which ones you chose.
2. Follow their BLOG - http://blog.mymemories.com/
Facebook - http://facebook.com/pages/MyMemories/140359372717593
Twitter - http://twitter.com/#!mymemoriessuite
3. Leave a comment or even better a link on you blog or facebook pages and leave me the link in a comment on this blog.

MAKE SURE to leave me a comment to let me know what you have done for entries.
You can view some information on My Memories Suite at http://youtube.com/user/MyMemoriesSuite

You can do so much more with this software than scrapbooking. Check it out. it is awesome.

They have also given me a coupon code for $10 off the purchase of the My Memories Suite Scrapbook software and a $10 coupon for the MyMemories.com store (a $20.00 value)
COUPON CODE: STMMMS86628



Monday, October 17, 2011

A Big Bowl Of WHATEVER!

I figured its about time for a "Whatever Week". I love these. There are so many great items that get posted. So this week, you may post WHATEVER you like.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Twirls and Swirls and Curls and Squirrels

This week, I had mental block then I came up with this theme while looking at my son's swirl patterned shirt. My point is (as I always say), Art and Inspiration are everywhere. You just have to see it. So this week's theme is "Twirls and Swirls and Curls and Squirrels". Isn't that cute?

Let me see what you guys have got for the world to behold!

Monday, October 3, 2011

We're Going On A Nature Walk

Alright!!! We're Going On A Nature Walk is this weeks theme. That could mean so many things to so many people. I literally have a gazillion things going through my mind right now. I can't wait to see what everyone posts.

Also... DUM DUM DUM.. Hear ye! Hear ye! I will be doing my very first GIVEAWAY on OUR blog in the next couple of weeks. I'm getting all the details lined out now. It's gonna be AWESOME. Keep checking back for details.

And finally... I'm having a sale in my shop. Free shipping for all orders over $20.00. There are a few items with free shipping by themselves. And I've moved some things to the Clearance section. Start your Christmas Shopping early.

http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/studio/HopesandDreamsStudio

Monday, September 26, 2011

It's All About Halloween!

I absolutely love Halloween. It shows the seasons change. It is the beginning of the Holiday Season. It is great fun for the kiddos. Show me your Halloween Spirit and what it means to you. I can't wait to see all the awesome things you guys come up with!

Also, I'm having a sale on lots of things in my shop. And there is free shipping on orders over $20.00. Take a look and start your Christmas shopping.

You all know how I love all things green and the 3 RRR's. Well I found a great website called Listia. It is an auction site but you use points (credits) to purchase stuff that others list. It's great and it's free. Take a look and sign up at the following link:
http://www.listia.com/signup/766209

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Beautiful Days and Cool Nights

Well Where I'm at, the days are beautiful and the nights are cool. It's just amazing weather so that's my theme this week. Post what that means to you.


You all know how I love all things green and the 3 RRR's. Well I found a great website called Listia. It is an auction site but you use points (credits) to purchase stuff that others list. It's great and it's free. Take a look and sign up at the following link:
http://www.listia.com/signup/766209

Monday, September 12, 2011

Autumn Is On Its Way!!!

As we wind down from a great summer, the weather is starting to cool down and "Autumn Is On Its Way". That is this week's theme. Autumn Is On It's Way.

You all know how I love all things green and the 3 RRR's. Well I found a great website called Listia. It is an auction site but you use points (credits) to purchase stuff that others list. It's great and it's free. Take a look and sign up at the following link:
http://www.listia.com/signup/766209

Monday, September 5, 2011

Characters..I See Characters Everywhere!

This week's theme is "Characters..I See Characters Everywhere!". They can be old or new. Just thought we'd go with something fun this week.



Monday, August 29, 2011

Labor Day!!!

Let's show everyone what creations you have that reminds you of the joys of Labor Day (vacation...LOL).

Monday, August 22, 2011

Black and White and Red All Over

This weeks theme is "Black and White and Red All Over." Get to posting your awesome goods.

I am still having free shipping on all items in my shop until Sept. 1st, 2011.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Back To School

Well as summer comes to a end we sadly say our good byes and start getting ready for back to school. So this week's theme is all about that, "Back To School". This should be a good spot to find things for the kiddos and gifts for the much appreciated teachers.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Another Whatever Week

Every so often I like to throw in a Whatever Week so every one can be included. It's fun to see what everybody makes or creates. Plus, I don't have to think of a great theme. So this week is for everybody and for everything. Also the post below this one "Over The Rainbow" is still open. I'm trying out running them for two weeks at a time so I'll have two going at a time.

Also I'm having a kind of summer wrap up sale where every item in the shop has free shipping until Sept. 1st. Check it out.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Over The Rainbow

As you can tell, the themes have been running about two weeks at a time. I've been really busy. This week's theme is "Over The Rainbow". Please pass on the word for handmade artisans to post their goods here. I've found lots of neat things here and have been found by many. Advertise about OUR (yours and mine) blog in the forums, on your pages, and in your own blogs.

Also, If you would like your shop to be listed in Our Friends, send me your link and I'll be happy to post it for you.

Thanks for your help everyone. I love being able to do this for US.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Colors of Summer

This week's theme is colors of summer. Show us the beauty of what summertime means to you.

Artfire's Christmas in July sale is going on this month. Shops are having sales like crazy. My shop is 25% off everything in the shop. Get over there and check it out.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Pixies, Fairies, Magic Oh My!

Check out my ARTFIRE SHOP for 25% off during the Christmas In July SALE!!!

This week I thought we'd get a little magical. Show us what fairytales are made of!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Monday, June 20, 2011

Blue Skies and Sunny Days

Summer is here. Show me your Blue Skies and Sunny Days and what they mean to you.
I also left the 2 post before this one open for another week. See if you have items you can post in them as well.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

My Sweet Siblings

This weeks theme is about those darling and mischievous sisters and brothers. Can't wait to see what you artisans come up with. Last weeks theme "Red, White and Blues" below is still open also.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Daddy Dearest

To all of the special men in our lives, we are celebrating fathers this week. Happy Father's Day!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

SUMMER FEVER

I have summer fever really bad. It thunder stormed and rained here for 3 days last week and the weekend was beautiful but humid. For all of you that have summer fever...Here you go.
If you would like your link added to our friends, please leave me a comment with the info. I absolutely love crafting and DIY blogs. You don't just have to have a shop. As it is said, "Variety Is The Spice Of Life" and that is so true.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Whatever Week

I had a full weekend. So this week is titled "Whatever Week". Post anything you like. Let's get crazy. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Linen, Lavender, and Lilacs

I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day. This weeks theme is "Linen, Lavender, and Lilacs." Let's see what you guys can come up with.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Oh Mother Dear

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY. We are celebrating all of the wonderful mothers in the world, past, present, and future. Thank you ladies. You are indeed special.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Pretty In Pink

Well Spring is here and Easter is over. I feel kinda girlie today in spite of the 3 days of thunder storms we've had. So let's see your "Pretty In Pink"s.

Also, I'm having Spring Cleaning Clearance in my artfire shop. So check it out.
http://www.artfire.com/users/HopesandDreamsStudio

Monday, April 18, 2011

Go Green

This week's theme is "Go Green" in honor of Earth Day on April 22nd. I love this theme. As you all know, I love ALL things green. Post your goods. I can't wait to see them.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Out Like A Lion In Like A Lamb

Well I have had beautiful weather the last few days. A bit windy but wonderful. So this weeks theme is "Out Like A Lion In Like A Lamb". So get to posting your items.

Just a reminder that all items $5.00 and up in my personal shop have free shipping in the cont. US. through April with code "April2010". Yeah, I don't know what I was thinking when I used 2010. Duh... My shop address is www.HopesAndDreamsStudio.artfire.com.

Also, I am taking suggestions for weekly themes. If you have any ideas, please pass them along. You can comment here if you like or my email is HopesAndDreamsStudio@cox.net.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Here Criter Critter

I thought we would steer away from Spring and Easter for a week and go with something cute and cuddly or slimy and slick or feathery or furry. Take you pick but it's about critters this week.

I'm also having free shipping on all items over $5.00 for the month of April in the Cont. Us. from my shop at www.HopesAndDreamsStudio.artfire.com. Use code "APRIL2010".

Monday, March 28, 2011

How Funny

This week's theme is "HOW FUNNY" as a tribute to April Fool's Day. Everybody has a different since of humor. If its funny to you, post it. Have fun.

Monday, March 14, 2011

A Glimpse of Spring

Yay... Spring is right around the corner. Post your goods that reflect what Spring Time means to you.
The weather is soooo nice where I live that I decided to keep the Spring theme for another week. Keep adding your beautiful handmade items.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Luck O The Irish

It's St. Patty's time. Post your handmade goods that have anything to do with St. Patrick's Day.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Monday, February 14, 2011

Winter Is Not Quite Over

It's still cold out there. My kids have been out of school for two weeks due to snow. They finally went back today. Post your winter items guys and gals!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Let's Party Like It's Mardi Gras

Please feel free to post your items with a Mardi Gras theme. Mardi Gras is March 8th this year.

Use the link at the bottom to post your items.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

WELCOME HANDMADE ARTISANS

I am looking forward to having a place to show off our handy work.  I will have themes for the week.  If you have handmade items you would like to show off that you think fits that theme, by all means, post it.  All handmade artisans are welcome.  I'm starting off weekly.  I hope to be able to move to twice a week or every other day soon. If you have any ideas for themes, please let me know. I'm compiling a list. Thank you.