Friday, January 2, 2009

Welcome & Newbie Blog Candy!


Why Pink Flannel Pajamas? I simply LOVE flannel pajamas (much to my husband's dismay) - they're so warm and soft and comfy! When we were kids, Santa always brought us new flannel pj's for Christmas and I couldn't wait to wear them! So I was trying to think of a blog name and as I was folding laundry, I noticed that I really liked the pattern on a set of pj's I bought myself a few weeks ago. A lightbulb went off, and Pink Flannel Pajamas was born! (Hey, flannel can be sexy! After all, it's what you can't see that's intriguing, right?)

Anyway, I love the pattern and colors so much that I'm using them as my inspiration for my January cards in the Sisterhood of the Traveling Cards swap on SCS (I'm PSU_Mom). The STC is an *amazing* group of gals, who I'm honored & blessed to call my friends, that I met through a swap hosted by kmensley. January's theme is floral/tropical and I thought the colors in the pj's were perfect for the theme! I'm working on the cards today and hope to post a pic by this evening, so in the meantime, here is a pic of my flannel pajamas that inspired me:

I also thought it would be fun to do some Newbie Blogger Blog Candy right off the bat! (yes, it is a transparent, blatant attempt to get some comments here LOL) Just create something using the flannel as inspiration - card, altered item, papercraft, scrapbook page, whatever your heart desires! Then post a comment with a link to your creation by midnight on Monday, January 5, and I'll use a random number system to draw a winner on Tuesday. The winner will receive these cool Scrappy Cat clear flower stamps and Making Memories paper flowers & brads:

I hope you'll find my blog to be a comfy place to visit (whether you're wearing flannel pajamas or not) and will let me know every now and then what you think!

One last thought before I get working on my cards . . . As you start a new year, I would ask you to take a break from the hustle and bustle of life for a few minutes and think about all the people who are important to you.

My family suffered a great loss when my mother passed away on December 19 after a valiant battle with breast cancer. She was such a strong woman, never complaining about anything through her entire illness. I was blessed to be with her when she peacefully slipped away, and I take great comfort in truly believing that she is happy and well and enjoying her new life in Heaven. And, I will always be grateful that I had many opportunities to tell her now much she meant to me. So for the special people in YOUR lives, please take a minute to give them a call or drop them an email or send them a card to let them know that you thought of them today. You'll be glad you did!

Happy Creating!
Susan :-)


Gael said...

Congrats on your new blog!! I too love my flannel jammies - got three new ones for Christmas! Wahoo!! You inspire me to get a-posting on my blog.


Lorie said...

I love your new blog, and especially the name! I'm a flannel P.J. fan myself! I'm adding you to my favorites and I'll be checking in regularly! Happy blogging!


MiamiKel said...

Congrats on your new blog! Ack, now that leaves just me without one, rofl! It's a wonderful blog and I know you will fill it with lots of love and creativity and yummy things for us to view and enjoy! Happy Blogging!!! Love ya!

kadie said...

OOOOOOOH, Susan!! Great Blog!! Can't wait to see your lovely creations here!

What a lovely tribute to your mom too. I will definitely take heart to remember who matters most in life this year and beyond. Love ya, girl!

karen said...

Hey Susan! I too love flannel pjs! And i'm wearing pink ones right now!! WOOHOO!

Hope the new year brings you much deserved happiness!


Anonymous said...

Welcome to the blog world beautiful girl friend ;) One big pajama party - LOL.... I'm going to have to go get me some pink ones so I fit in.

Hugs and love to you!

Catherine said...

Welcome to the blog world, Susan!!!! So excited for you! Love the jammies pic - and what a great blog title!
You don't need to tempt me with candy - I'll be visiting regularly just for the joy of seeing your creations and hearing about your stamping and life adventures!

Catherine said...

OMGosh - And thanks for adding me to your blogroll! What an honor!!!!

Jeanette said...

Congratulations on your new blog. It is so pretty!!! It's going to be such fun to see your posts. You are very talented!