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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Talk Time Tuesday & some winners~

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Hello my friends!
I want to say thank you to everyone for all the well wishes. I am feeling a little bit better then I have been feeling. To be quite honest, I think a lot of what I am going through has to do with the fact that there is ALOT going on right now for me. For starters, I am going through the change of life and lately the hot flashes and night sweats have been my enemy. Not fun at all! On the flip side of my health, there are some big things in store to come and I cannot say anything to you yet but I promise that it is huge and exciting! Patience my kiddies, patience LOL!
 Ok so before I get on to today's Ask Jo Q&A,
I want to announce the winners from last week's challenge.
Our top 3 are.....

# 15 ~Tammy~
# 16 Mary H.
#18 Jessie L.
And now our winner of the
Limited Runs 3pk of DS, is....
Congratulations ladies!
Please email me at:
Joann6274 at gmail dot com to get your prizes! You will have 2 weeks to claim your prize.
Okay now on to our Ask Jo Q&A:

Our first question comes from Celia who asks, "What tool do you have in your crafty space that you have had for a very long time that you continue to use, no matter if it has gone out of style?

Hi Celia!
This is a good question! The tool that I continue to grab for over and over again that has been with me for the past 8 years now is my Perfect Layers Rulers. I cannot seem to live without these things. They are a set of measurement rulers that allows you to cut perfect straight lines of layers every single time! Even if you have a piece of paper that is uneven, the perfect layers will still give you a perfectly even layer from that uneven piece! Here is a short video that shows you how they work! Best part Celia is that these rulers are very inexpensive and will become your best friend in the crafting department. I know that they have become mine! Thank you Celia for that great question and I hope to hear from you again soon!!

Our second question today comes from Olivia Santiago who asks, "I see that you have different sponsors for your challenges and I was wondering if you get paid for that?

Hello Olivia!
Thank you for your question. To answer it, no I do not get paid as in money but I do get compensated with some of their products as a way of them saying "thank you" to me for promoting their products through my blog. When I decided to start my Funday Friday challenges, my main goal was to have a place that all papercrafters could come to play and have fun. No stress, No pressure and No having to have a certain store's product in order to participate. There were many times that I had found a blog challenge that I would have loved to play in but I couldn't because I didn't own any of the product required to enter. Boy did that upset me! That is what got me to thinking that I can start up my own challenges and if there were others out there who felt like I did, then they would appreciate my challenges and come play along. I'm very grateful to each and every person who has taken the time to just stop by and check out the challenges and participate because without all of those people my challenges would not be possible. Ya know what I mean? Going back to your question though, If a company would want to pay me with money I would thankfully decline because I am not trying to make money off my challenges. I am just trying to give my friends and other challenge lovers a fun place that they can come to play without all the extra headaches.
Having the sponsors has definitely expanded the growth of the challenges by how many people participate but at the same time, these people are having fun and they have the bonus of having something to look forward to because they get a chance to win something. Who doesn't like to win free goodies?? In return, those sponsors are getting their product out there for more people to notice and it's a win-win situation all the way around for everyone and at the end of the day, everyone is happy. So I hope this helps answer your question and if you have any other questions, please feel free to email me!
Thanks for the great questions today Celia and Olivia!
 Well my friends that is all I have for today. I hope you have a great day!
Thanks for stopping by and until next time....
Enjoy life's blessings~


  1. Congrats to the winners!! Love learning more about you and your craftiness each week, Jo!! Have a great evening :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. Congrats to the winners!! Great questions this week. Glad you are feeling a little better

  3. Congrats winners!!
    Sorry to hear you were not feeling well and hope each day is brighter. I'm in your "HOT flash" shoes for about 6 years now..yeah that's right...6 ! Time to buy cotton sheets, cotton p.j.'s etc. Try to eat healthy and NO additives, chemicals,preservative, fake anything or SOY!
    Creative Wishes
    Claire S

  4. Hi Jo, sorry about your "hot flushes" I suffer from them too, and sometimes, wish I could run away from my body....hope things get better, great questions to answer and answered so well...I could never do without my "pokey tool" ever...Congratulations to you winners xxxx

  5. Sorry about the hot flashes, Jo. Isn't it terrific that women have these WONDERFUL little surprises to look forward to? This too shall pass. (you just don't know when!)

  6. Congratulations to all the winners. Some great questions this week thanks Celia and Olivia. I have just recently gotten the perfect layers and I agree they are wonderful. So glad you are on the improve Jo and can't wait to hear more about the big things to come. It is great being on this blog journey with you. xx

  7. What fabulous questions you got this week Jo! I am loving those perfect rulers, don't have them but need to look into getting them!!! The video was so cool!! Thanks for enabling my friend! lol I am loving the challenges with the sponsors as well. Such awesome sponsors you have gotten!!! Can't wait for your big things you have in store for us though, you are such a tease!! lol Oh and I know all about those hot flashes. I've had them most of my life during the day and have been going through the night sweats and they are no fun at all!! I sympathize with you my friend. Hugs!!

  8. Jo, I was very interested to read this about your perfect rulers. Just got an email from Marcos Paper (whom I know from purchasing stuff at local stamp conventions). I saw that this is a new product at this site, and strongly considered ordering a set. Now with your recommendation, I will feel more inclined to place an order. TFS this info & the informative video. On the health side, sure hope that "this too shall pass" and you will soon be tiptop, and feeling good again. Hugs

  9. Congrats to all the winners!!!
    Sorry to hear that you are going through this!!!Awesome questions.
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥

  10. Congrats winners! Great Questions and answers today too! I had never heard of that ruler before--what a great little invention! :)


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