WELCOME! It must be party time because I am wearing Ulta's Red Carpet Red nail polish. I've rolled out the red carpet so come on in. I'm so excited that you are here visiting my blog. This is where I share my creations with you - and once in a while something personal, too.
This is the very first Grow Your Blog Party where my blog has played along but I've been a visitor to each and every single blog that wanted to grow during the first two parties. As you all know, blogging isn't for sissies! It takes a lot of work, a lot of photographing and a lot of wordsmith-ing. I'm hoping (like all of you) to increase readership so that these efforts don't go wasted.
I invite you to leave a comment, subscribe and follow along. I know I don't have to tell you how - you know all that. You also know how important that is to a blogger!
You may recognize me (Sue Kosec) and/or my work from Vicki Boster's blog. Time and time again, she has shared all of the items that I have created for her over the years. She is one of the main reasons I now have a blog. Thank you, dear friend.
A little about me. I was born and lived in Pennsylvania until I was 11, grew up in Ohio and much later on, I've jumped around. The Runner and I now live in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. If you fly in or out of DFW, please wave ... I'm sure I'll see you because we are that close. You will see that I refer to my husband here as "The Runner" because that's exactly what he is. Not just a runner, but an ultra marathon runner.
I think I've picked up some of my father's creative genes as I've dabbled in all areas of crafting: crochet, macramé, dip-n-drape dolls, decoupage and now paper craft. My fingers were never idle.
My love for paper started in 2002 when I created a memory album for my parents' 60th wedding anniversary. When I think back to that debacle, I have to laugh. I had no idea how to do any of the techniques and had no idea what the tools were for or how to use them. But I learned - and I am still learning. As they say - the rest is history.
I had no intention of ever blogging. Didn't know how. Didn't want to know how. But people were constantly asking me if I had a website. Nope - didn't have one of those either and figured the lesser of those two evils would be a blog. My sister sat me down and together we created SuZeQ Creations.
And now I have two blogs. If you enjoy going on a retreat - or are interested in reading what retreating is all about, I'd love to have you read about my love for it (and Whitworth Ranch Retreat) and visit me. Be sure to look on Vicki's list of participants because it's listed there, too.
As my giveaway to you, I'd love to share a little of me with one lucky winner. It seems that the majority of the time I spend in my playground, is spent creating cards - and that's what I'd like to share with one lucky person. Just so you know, all of my cards are originals. To date I have never made two of a kind (even when begged!) and over the years, I've probably created about 6-7,000!
You don't need to be a follower, but I'd sure appreciate it if you would click on that button. To show my love for you visiting here and leaving a comment, I plan to draw a winner on Saturday, February 14, the day of love. Please remember to leave your e-mail address so that I may contact you. All you need to do is leave a comment right here on this page and one lucky person will receive these three cards!
I thank you, Vicki, for your dedication to this endeavor again this year - and thank you to all that have helped put this party together. I know all of you know who she is and have followed her wonderful blog. We've all vacationed with her and we've all ooh'd and aah'd over her knitted creations. We have sent pink scarves for The Pink Scarf Project and have donated from the heart to Josephine's Children in Uganda. Ohhhhhh, and those nests - we cannot forget them. When I talk about Vicki to my friends, I always say "oh my friend Vicki in Kentucky - you know, the nest lady!" ... and everybody immediately knows who I am talking about.
Should you need to contact me, I'm never too far from my computer. I'd love to hear from you. In addition to meeting up here, you can also become my friend on Facebook. Send me a friend request and let me know that we first met right here on Grow Your Blog. Just look for Sue Daggett Kosec.
It wouldn't have been a party without you so thank you for stopping by and I certainly hope you'll come back often. I'll leave the light on ...