I'm sure a lot of you are familiar with a group of very talented card artists who came together as a group and called themselves The 12 Kits of Occasions. Each month one of the ladies puts together a kit of card-making goodies and sends it off to the other members and they each use the kit to make cards and projects. Then they all post their creations on the same day. It's always a delight to see how different - and in some case, how alike - the results are!
So borrowing the kit idea from my friend, 12-Kit member, and fellow BABE Kim, I made up kits as gifts for the BABES. Some of the BABES have already posted pretty cards or papers from their kits.
Of course, I made myself a kit, too, just for fun, and these are the cards I made:
(ATCAS) Addicted to CAS ~ Tag
(SCT) Simply Create Too ~ Thanksgiving or Thankful
(ATSM) Addicted to Stamps and More ~ Anything Goes
(PSP) Pixie's Snippets Playground ~ Use Snippets
(CASOS) CAS on Sunday ~ Ribbon or Twine
Click on any of the links to get join in and get the details on rules, sponsors, and prizes!
Several times recently, I have gotten emails from readers asking me specific questions and I have been unable to respond because they are "no-reply" bloggers. I've written about this before, but I feel so badly when it happens, that I wanted to bring it up again.
Sometimes the situation is that you have established a blog profile, but no actual blog, so there is no way to leave a comment on your blog. If you leave me a comment and I want to respond to you via gmail, a nomal email popup box appears when I click "reply." However, I have learned the hard way that the first thing I do at that point is look at the "to" line in order to confirm that my reply is going to an email address. If you have not entered your email address into your blog settings, your email address is "noreply-comment
Now I know some of you do not want to put your email addresses anywhere in the vicinity of your blogs and that's a fine choice. Knock wood I have never had a problem with it. But I often find that bloggers don't even know there is a choice and they would rather not be "no reply." Rather than write a long post with instructions for how to remedy this situation here is a YouTube video on the subject: YouTube video by Heather Hudson. The video is a little slow, but it's effective because the text instructions I have found make the process look harder than it is.
So if you've ever wondered why a blogger has not responded to you, check and see if you are a "no reply" blogger. And if you are a reader who has asked me a specific question and you have not had a reply from me, please kindly email me directly at darnell dot knauss at gmail dot com. (Gentle readers like Tracy from Prior Lake, and Stacey, and Francis.) I would be happy to respond if I had your email address.
Behind The Scenes
Writing the above reminds me to thank again those of you who are faithful readers of this blog without having a blog of your own. I know you are out there and I sincerely appreciate your support! You have my personal email address if you ever want to drop me a note.
The Creative Blog Hop / Getting to Know You Hop
Thank you for bearing with me through that!
I will leave you with this cartoon I saw on Facebook.
This particular cartoon appeared very timely in our house. As you know, the Mister has been taking good care of me following my eyelid reduction. (Some people call it an "eye lift," but I can't use that term without giggling hysterically because I envision elevators being installed on each side of my nose!)
Anyway, every hour Dr. K. was tending to my needs by applying cold compresses to my eyes, followed by a knitted tube containing a small baggie of frozen peas that was tied around my eyes like a scarf. More than once he came at me and tied it around my mouth - on accident, of course! Imagine that! He is positively saving it to use whenever we are in the car together!!
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