Friday, April 16, 2010

2010 Ultimate Blog Party

So I was getting caught up on my blog reading through my Google Reader today and I came across a lovely post by my friend, Valery and she mentioned this awesome blog party that was going on. Of course, today would be the last day - but I thought I'd jump aboard anyways. I suppose it could be nice to be the caboose!

5 Minutes for Mom's 2010 Ultimate Blog Party is all about meeting people and getting your blog noticed. I'm very excited to go through the lists and add lots of new blogs to my Reader. I love the inspiration and fun that blogs bring and I'm very happy to find out about this - even if it is the last day! If you'd like to join the party, go here for all the details.

So, I'd like to introduce myself. My name is DeDe Smith and I currently live in Orem, Utah with my husband (10 1/2 years) and our 2 kids, JJ (8) and Beth (5). We are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

I grew up in a small town in Southern Utah - the 2nd of 7 children. My dad is a cattle rancher and I feel very blessed to have grown up riding horses, herding cows, and working hard.

My husband is a computer programmer and works at Novell and I am a stay-at-home mom and graphic designer. My son has a high-functional form of autistism and I feel so blessed to live in a place with so many educational opportunities for him. JJ loves super heroes, drawing, and lots of tv shows. My daughter, Beth loves horses, unicorns, anything Princess related, My Little Ponies and dancing!

I have a Bachelors Degree in Visual Communications (graphic design) and I have scrapbooked and designed since high school, so when I found Digital Scrapbooking in 2005, I was completely hooked. In 2006, I started designing for digital scrapbooking and I have been doing it ever since. I love feeding my creativity and doing something that I love, especially since I can stay home to do it! I try to work on design when my kids are in school, but mostly I design late into the night and usually get about 4 hours of sleep. I'm such a night owl - and don't expect to hear much from me until at least 11 in the morning because I'm not a morning person!

I love reading, designing, watching movies/tv shows, scrapbooking, and being with my family!

So there is a little about me and I hope you'll add me to your blog lists and come back and join me! Here's a little summary of what I do on my blog every week:

Remember you can subscribe to my blog - or follow me - with the links on the left sidebar. Also on the left side bar - I have links to my facebook group, twitter, and all that. If you scroll down a bit on my left side bar - you will also notice that I have a Google Calendar with all my events, chats, challenges, and my blog schedule! And my right side bar has my products/post categories so you can easily go back and get say just the freebies postings and things like that. Just so you are aware.

So here's what I am trying to do this year (Use the right sidebar to get to any of the past posts).

Monday - New Release(s) Day, Creative Inspiration from my Creative Tam, and my weekly Show-OffZ Challenge

Tuesday - Family History posting with a prompt to help you journal

Wednesday - I post a quote/saying each week and

Over the Hump Chat at 9pm EST in the Digitals Chatroom every week
1st Wed - Scrap the Night Away Chat - My Favorite ThingZ Challenge & Book ScrapZ Club
2nd Wed - Designer Spotlight (with Digitals Featured Designer)
3rd Wed - Speed Crop
4th Wed - Designer Spotlight (with Digitals Featured Designer)

Thursday - I post a recipe every week.

Friday - My High/Low Posting, plus my weekly freebie - Weekly Show-OffZ Challenge deadline

Saturday - Show-OffZ Challenge Layouts are shown and bonuses are sent to participants

Sunday - My Life 365 Project for the week - this is a photo and journaling for every day!

Thanks and I would love to hear what you think about my blog! Thanks for coming!

There are so many cool prizes to be won at this year’s Ultimate Blog Party, but my top three picks would be:

- (USC 17) $200 Apple Gift Certificate from CmomGo

- There were lots of Amazon Gift Cards so I would feel really blessed to have any of those but I especially would love either USC 8 or USC 37

- Cash is always great! I love the 2 Paypal Cash Prizes - USC 35 or USC 39

And if my top three picks are already chosen, I’d love any of the following (in order of preference):

USC3, USC21, USC113, US11, USC25, US15, US71, US61, US5, US7, US9, US39, US72, US83, US84, USC4

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Spoiled...but Not Rotten said...

Hi! It is better late to join than never - right?!? Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am off to check out your scrapbooking blog as well!

Lily Bean Designs said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog, and thank you for the compliment! maybe we can collaborate sometime! I will keep in touch. =)

Lisa West said...

Wow, you are very organized! Happy to meet you through the blog on!
I'm off to blog surf your sidebar!
Smiles, Lisa

Dalery said...

Glad you joined! Isn't this kinda fun? I'm loving it! I just joined way late last it's okay. I'm following you too.

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