Monday, February 14, 2011

Winner of the Blog Hop and My other love


This is an early morning post, and I do mean early.  I wanted to make sure that everyone who has had a chance to look, and hop around to all the different blogs to the Get Cricky 50 state blog hop.   I want to say thank you to the 167 comments I received about my mini album.  I had fun making it, and if as promised, I will make an annoucement in a moment about the winner of this album, and some other goodies coming with it.   This was my first blog hop, and I would love to participate again soon, whoever ask me.  who knows, I may start my own blog hop and ask some people to participate.

Now for the winner of the mini album/goodie bag combo.   First of all, I entered all names into an excel spreadsheet in the order that I received the comments just to be fair, I went by the number on the spreadsheet line, if you have work spreadsheets before, excluding the number 1.   Then I used to be my picker.   It has been known to be a true selector.   OK, enough of the stalling!!! The winner is BeeBeebabs.    I did not have an email address or blog address, but when I clicked on her name in the comments section, I did manage to pull a blog up, so I will email her when I wake up, and ask her where can I send her goodies.  

Again, thanks for visiting this blog and all the other blogs in K. Andrews Get Cricky 50 states blog hop.   thank you, Krystal for allowing me to be in your blog hop.  I also want to thank you for the kind words about the state of Ohio (GO BUCKEYES!!) and The Longaberger company.   I had no idea that I would get a lot of Longaberger fans who also scrapbook commenting.   I do have a blog of strictly Longaberger called Tricia's Baskets, and the blog address is  In the blog, I comment on how to decorate and entertain with Longaberger, as well as post specials, new products coming (as allowed by the company), and if you need a consultant or want to sell the products.

So, beebeebabs, if you are reading this, before I email you, can you send me a email at and forward me your name and address so I can send you your goodies?   Thanks, and those of you who celebrate it, Happy Valentine's day.   God Bless you.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Blog Hop- Get Cricky

A Big Cricut Hello & Chirp to each of you! Welcome to the Cricky across the 50 Blog Hop hosted by K Andrew of Getting Cricky! ( ). If you are here from Amy Westray of redwolfSCRAPS, than you are in the right spot. If you just arrived here and would like to start from the beginning please go to KAndrew's Getting Cricky! For this blog hop K Andrew is celebrating her big move across the country with a big road trip, and of course this hop across the 50 states! She has asked us all to post a little bit about the state we are representing, and then to post our Favorite Craft Project. My name is Patricia, and I am the owner and creator of MDN Creates.  I am representing the state of Ohio

Everyone knows about the Ohio State Buckeyes.   They have been national champions seven times.   What some people do not know about the state of Ohio is the world's biggest basket, located in the city of Newark, Ohio.   The basket is actually an office building, and the home office of The Longaberger Company.   Longaberger creates baskets, pottery, wrought iron, candles, and accessories ,and sells the products through any number of 70,000 home consultants throughout the United States.   I am proud to be one those consultants.   The building is shaped like the medium market basket, which was the founder, Dave Longaberger's favorite basket.  He started the company in 1973, and today, the company is lead by his daughter, Tami Longaberger.   More on Longaberger at a later time.
I just created this mini album for the hop, and you can be the winner of this album, as well as some other goodies when you leave a comment or follow this blog.   Now a little bit about prize...
The cover is from Your Story, which is a binding machine.   There is also a bigger version of this machine, which not only binds, but laminates as well.   This machine I used only binds the book, and the neat thing about it, is you can decorate the cover.  In this case, I cut out a heart from the Cricut cartridge, Storybook.   It was cut at 3".   Inside the cover, I have a envelope which was also cut out from the Cricut, this time, it is the cartridge, Wild Cards.   A tag will come with it.   The first page is matted with striped red patterned paper, and a solid dark red paper.  the flower comes from a retired K and Co collection, the Hannah Collection.   The next page is decorated the same.
The next two pages are pocket pages, and they have one tag each for the page, and a photo mat.   The two tags have something encouraging to say, because I believe in encouraging people.   The next four pages are winter type pages, which are simply decorated in blues, and snow flakes.  I have also some Addison Flowers which are retired K and Co collection.  Finally the last two pages are a simple photo pages, with Hannah flowers on the corners.   I am so happy to make this for the visitor who wins it.
Please make sure to leave comments on all of the blogs for a chance to win several different Grand Prizes on Getting Cricky's blog, from these great companies (I will send you a list)!

Next stop on the hop is Joe, Carol, Joe, and Betty of CreateNCraft at

Again, thank you for stopping by, and have fun on your next stop.