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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year & Update from Christmas...



Hi everyone!!  Sorry that I have not been on here posting lately. Boy, it has been awhile since I have posted anything. Things have been pretty, well really hectic around here. How was everyone's Christmas? Ours was great as always. Den, my sweet husband went out on the 23rd while I was still sleeping in the early morning to buy gifts for Casey and Hallie. On his way home he called me because I had a doctor's appointment that morning and he wanted to know when I had to leave. I had no idea that he had even left... so I told him my appointment time which was in just about an hour or so. He had told me that he bought me a "prize" and he asked me if I wanted it now or on Christmas. First of all I had NO idea what he had bought for me and I was so excited like a little kid..lol so I said I want it  now..lol. He bought me a new computer and I was completely shocked and very happy because my computer was literally dying. We looked at computers when we went to Best Buy just the day or so before and they were out of stock. So when he came home with a new computer for me I was surprised...very surprised. He did not have to get me anything because he bought me the Cricut Imagine for Christmas. How sweet is he? Anyhow, our kids Casey and Hallie were happy as usual on Christmas morning. They got every thing they asked for. It is hard to believe that Christmas came that fast and now it is over. In just 25 minutes 2012 will be here then on January 3rd my sweet Hallie will turn 11. Now I really can't believe that. Anyhow, I hope you all have a safe & Happy New Year and I hope that your Christmas was just as great as it was for our family. Things should be calming down so I should be able to spend time getting back to my blog again. I really missed you all and posting things. Anyhow, just wanted to give you a quick update and wish you all a Very Happy New Year!! ~Big Cricut Hugs... Terri

Friday, November 25, 2011

A Very Cricut Imagine Thanksgiving...


Happy Thanksgiving to all of my wonderful blog readers and followers! I hope you got to spend a wonderful day with your family and friends. Today my husband Den surprised me when he came home from his family's house from Thanksgiving dinner and told me about the black friday at Walmart and how the Cricut Imagine was on sale for only $187.00 and it came with 3 cartridges. His mom was going to buy one also so I said "Yes, I want one"!! lol.. So I went up to our local Walmart about  3 1/2 hours early to wait in line since they only had 7 machines in total. Once I got there I grabbed 2 of them. One for me and one for my mother in law. They would not allow us to put them in our carts until it was 10pm on the dot. So we stood there all that time making sure that we would each get a machine. When we were leaving they ended up having 4 machines left. I could not believe that I spent all that time waiting in line and only 3 Imagines were sold. Oh well.. better safe then sorry.

I wanted to thank all of you who have emailed me in regards to the raffle that I am working on for my friend who is trying to get out of a domestic abusive situation. I am working on getting sponsors to add to the raffle. Once I have everything in place I will post all of the details and I will give you plenty of time in advance so you know when it will begin.

Hopefully you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and got to spend time with your families. I will talk to you all very soon.

Big Cricut Imagine Hugs To You All...

~Terri

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Silence Hides Violence Raffle Announcement....




Every 15 Seconds A Women Is Abused In
The United States!
Sadly, One of my closest friends is trying to get out of a domestic abusive relationship and she needs help...
 alot of help.
Unfortunately she does not have any family that can help or assist her in this time of need.

So Two Pink Peas is going to have a Raffle for my friend and you will have a chance to win an amazing bundle of prizes.

First you will have a chance to win a
 $75.00 HSN Gift Certificate and on top of that included will be 5 to 7 Cricut Cartridges and
2 or 3 12" x 12" DCWV Mat Stacks
and I possibly will add more items as we go.

Stay tuned for more information as I begin to put this together.  This is for a great cause and Domestic Violence needs to be stomped out once and for all. It literally breaks my heart when I hear a woman tell me that they have been or are in an abusive situation. I am sure that you may know someone who has gone through a domestic abuse situation. Helping abused women is so important to our family that we donate money to our local Women's Shelter every single month. We also give them the clothes and shoes our kids have out grown, unused products, any other household items and furniture they may need. Putting an end to Domestic Violence is very important and dear to me! After hearing that my very close friend from high school is dealing with this I had to try and help.
By doing a raffle I believe we can raise some money to help this family and try to take some of this intense
pressure off of their shoulders.
If any of you wish to donate items for this raffle please email me or leave a comment below. Any and all help is very much appreciated and I know that this family appreciates every thing that I am doing to try and help her in this desperate time of need.  I will be announcing this raffle very soon and if you can keep this family in your prayers we would appreciate that so very much!

Big Cricut Hugs to you all,
~Terri

Monday, November 7, 2011

FREE Photo Mug, Note Cards, Note Book & More From Ink Garden....HURRY!



I found this amazing deal today and I had to share it with you all!! Basically you get $11.99 in FREE Credit and you only end up paying shipping. Go to Ink Garden and pick what item you would like to order and personalize it however you wish. They have tons of choices to pick from or you can upload your own photo if you wish to do that.
 I chose a travel mug and it is ADORABLE!! I ended up paying a total of $7.49 and that includes paying an extra $2.00 for the travel mug and $5.49 for shipping. What a GREAT deal!! I got to design it myself and it turned out so adorable! Once I receive it I will show you photos of my new Two Pink Peas Travel Mug so you can see how adorable it came out. This deal is only good until the 10th of November...so you need to hurry!!
 Click on the photo above or the link highlighted in blue and it will take you to Ink Garden and you will be able to design your own mug, note cards and even notebooks. Basically you are getting this for FREE just Enter Coupon Code ForFree to get your Free $11.99 Credit!
You just pay shipping! I had to share this with you and I hope you all take advantage of this great deal!

I hope that you find something adorable to get. My mug says Two Pink Peas (of course.. what else would I put? LOL) but you can put anything you wish on it.

I hope everyone is doing well and I will talk to you all very soon!

Big Cricut Hugs,
~Terri

Friday, November 4, 2011

Are You The Winner Of The Chunky Bling Giveaway...


I wanted to thank each and every one of you who entered in my Chunky Bling giveaway. I apologize for not posting the winner on the 1st liked I promised. My son, Casey has been very sick and so I have not had time to get to posting the winner. The winner of the Chunky Bling giveaway is...

April J.

April said in one of her many comments...

I love the madison avenue watch band and the spunky spots pink watchface!

Thank you April and CONGRATULATIONS..I hope you enjoy your beautiful new Chunky Bling Ring. I will email them and give them your email address and they will contact you so they can get your address and any other info they need.
I wanted to thank Doug at Chunky Bling for sponsoring this great giveaway. I really appreciate it and hope to work with you and Chunky Bling in the future.

I am getting a new giveaway ready to post soon so stay tuned for that announcement. Hope everyone is doing well and I will talk to you soon!!

Big Cricut Hugs, Terri

Friday, October 21, 2011

A Chunky Bling Giveaway...AMAZING Giveaway!!!





Chunky Bling is very generous to sponsor a new giveaway for
Two Pink Peas. If you have never heard of Chunky Bling then you are in for a big surprise! They have amazing and beautiful jewelry, watches and rings at amazing prices. The winner of this Chunky Bling giveaway will win a  Swarovski Ring . The winner may choose any color and style of the ring on their website. They have tons of choices and they are ALL beautiful! The rings pictured above is just a small selection to show you what they look like. I know this is not the type of regular giveaways that I usually offer but these handmade bead jewelry is so beautiful that I am so excited for one of you to recieve one of these amazing rings.

Also, Chunky Bling is so very generous that they are also offering a special offer for those of you who wish to purchase   any watch set for just $24.95 (this is a really AMAZING deal)! The coupon that you will use at checkout is (TERRI750) and will be good through Oct 31, 2011.

This is what it says about these BEAUTIFUL Swarovski Rings on the Chunky Bling website...

Swarovski Crystal & Pearl Rings

What is a Bead Ring?

Our Swarovski bead rings feature elegant Swarovski crystals and Swarovski pearls set in rhinestone-crusted rondelles and accented with sterling-silver findings. All Swarovski bead rings are strung on a stretchy cord which allows the wearer to easily slip the ring on and off the finger. It also allows for flexible, comfortable sizing.

Swarovski Crystals

Swarovski crystals are widely regarded as the highest quality crystal beads in the world. The Swarovski company uses a special compound in its glass which creates maximum surface luster (i.e. sparkle) and allows for a delicate palette of crystal colors. Using 3D computer simulations, they optimize each crystal design, positioning of the hundreds of facets to create maximum light reflection. And their precision cutting machinery allows for perfect facet juncture cuts—meaning each facet juncture meets at precisely the same point.

Swarovski Pearls

Swarovski pearls are exquisitely crafted using a heart of the finest Austrian crystal which has been finished with layers of highly luminous pearlescent coating. The crystal core and evenly applied coating give these Swarovski pearls a balance, luminosity, and luster similar to that of real pearls. To the touch, Swarovski pearls provide the same sensual experience valued by pearl enthusiasts. And like natural pearls, Swarovski pearls adjust to the temperature of the skin. Swarovski pearls are more durable than natural pearls. They are abrasion proof and resistant to UV light, scratches, perspiration, and perfume. They will not be damaged by washing or dry cleaning.

Shopping for a Bead Ring

Our Swarovski bead rings come in a variety of colors and styles. Choose a Swarovski crystal ring for maximum sparkle and brilliance or a Swarovski pearl ring for classic elegance and luster. If you don’t know your ring size, you’ll want to use our convenient ring sizing tool to ensure you get the right fit. Also, you can consider these beautiful pieces of jewelry for Christmas, Birthday's or A Just Because Gift. You can find bead watches, charm cluster necklaces, mother's bracelets and
How To Enter:
There are MANY ways to enter and up your chances to win one of these beautiful rings!! To enter please do at least option number 1 but after that you can chose as many extra or all options to win and up your chances! Please leave ALL comments at my other Two Pink Peas blog NOT here, all comments here will not count. ( I am so Sorry about the inconvenience but I am going to shut this blog down at some point.)
1) Please visit the Chunky Bling Website and select YOUR favorite watch band and face combination then come back to Two Pink Peas and leave me a comment on what your favorite watch band and face is.
For extra enteries:
2) Chunky Bling has a Name That Bling contest. If your name is picked you will win a watch band...how cool is that? I already entered and my daughter Hallie helped me. If you do the Name That Bling please come back and leave me an additional comment and what your name was.
3) You can also "Like" Chunky Bling's Facebook Page for another entry.
4) You can become a Follower of Two Pink Peas for another entry. PLEASE do NOT follow me on this Two Pink Peas blog. Please go to this Two Pink Peas blog and follow me there.
5) You can also post about this giveaway on your blog and leave me a comment where on your blog for an additional entry.
6) You can friend request me on my Two Pink Peas Facebook Page for another entry.
7) You can also follow Two Pink Peas on Twitter for another entry.
I want to take this time to really thank Chunky Bling for offering one of their beautiful rings to my blog followers and readers. This giveaway will remain open until Oct. 31st and I will announce the winner on Nov. 1st. Good luck everyone...this is one giveaway you do NOT want to miss out on!!
Big Chunky Bling Hugs...
~Terri
 Note: Only US and Canadian residents are eligible to participate in this giveaway. Note: Only one winner per household.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Get A Cricut Expression With 4 Cartridges For Only $59.95...WOW!!!

Well, I am having major issues with Blogger tonight. I had a post all done and for some reason it will not show up so I am just going to give you the information about this sale. CricutMachine.Com is having a MAJOR sale for a Cricut Expression with 4 brand new cartridges for only $59.95. Plus they have 75 Cricut Cartridges for only $19.95. I hope this info helps those of you who cannot afford to purchase a Cricut. What an amazing deal!!

I also wanted to let you know that I just got an amazing new sponsor and will be doing a new giveaway this Friday so stay tuned for that. I hope you all are doing well and I will talk to you this Friday!!

Big Cricut Hugs,

~Terri

Monday, October 10, 2011

Two Pink Peas 1st Blogoversary Is Today...YAY!!!



Happy 1st Blogoversary to Two Pink Peas! I can't believe it has been one year since I started blogging. It has gone by SO fast but I have loved every second. I want to thank each and every one of my blog followers and blog readers for making my blog so special. If it were not for you my blog would mean nothing, so Thank You, Thank You and Thank You So very much! I appreciate each and every one of you.

I also want to apologize for not being on here for the past few weeks. Our family has been busy with selling our house, finalizing building our new house and our kids have been doing extra activities in their school. Casey is now in 6th grade and he is in band. Well he wanted to join the Jazz Band at his new school. They do not choose 6th graders very often for Jazz Band and he MADE it. He had to audition and did excellent. We are SO very proud of him. Our Hallie started playing the flute in her 5th grade band and has already grown leaps and bounds. It is amazing how fast they have been able to learn how to play it and they are both very good players. I am a proud mama. But I wanted to just thank everyone for always visiting Two Pink Peas and being so loyal to me. It really means alot. I have a TON of new supplies to show you. Maybe I will do that tomorrow. Then I need to get back to making cards and stuff. We have been so busy that  I have not made any cards in a while now and I really miss it. I hope you all have a great day and I will talk to you soon. Oh, I am going to be doing another giveaway soon so stay tuned for that!

Happy Blogoversary to Two Pink Peas!! Yay.. I made it to 1 year.. it is really exciting to me. I owe it all to you!

Sending Big Cricut Hugs To You All....


~Terri

Friday, September 16, 2011

Announcing The Winner Of My Birthday Blog Candy Giveaway...Finally...


Before I announce the winner of my birthday blog candy giveaway I want to sincerely apologize to each and every one of my blog readers and followers for not announcing the winner sooner. Things have been literally crazy for me lately, and on top of that I am fighting a bladder infection so I am not feeling that well. So I am really really sorry that it took me this long to announce the winner to you all. I know you all have waited so very patiently and I appreciate that so very much.
My next giveaway I will announce the winner when I promise to. I really feel terrible for being so late. I hope you are all not to upset at me and will accept my apology.

Now.. to announce the winner of my blog candy..this is what the winner is getting..Everything in this picture and it's alot!
Not everything is shown so there is a bit more!


Here we go the winner of my blog candy is.....
Kathy from Scrap N Daze

Just a few words about Kathy.. she is a nurse and I believe that nurses are like very special angels that live on earth. They do SO SO much to help us when we are sick and they really don't get much credit for all that they do. Nurses and teachers are very special to me and I really appreciate all of the hard work, the very hard work that they do to help us when we need them. I want to take this time to acknowledge Kathy and all of you nurses out there for ALL of your hard work that it takes being a nurse. It takes a special person to be a nurse and thank you for all of the time you have spent with your patients and their families. I am sure you have touched many lives during your career!

When I had my tmj total joint replacement surgery I had many complications during surgery and after. Unknowingly straight after surgery I ended up in the ICU for 4 days intubated and sedated. I had really special nurses that let my husband be by my side pretty much the whole 4 days. Then after they woke me up I had to stay in the hospital for 6 additional days. I remember this one nurse who was so amazing and so super sweet to me. I don't know why but I wanted my hair washed SO badly and despite the fact that I was so badly swollen and was under very very strong pain medications she took the time to wash my hair while I was confined to my bed. I have a picture of her washing my hair and it is and was so very sweet of her to do that for me. That surgery in itself was so traumatic for me and I suffer from chronic pain on my jaw and face and my pain will never go away. But that sweet nurse was willing to do anything to help me feel better. I will never forget that moment and how much I appreciated her kindness. To me she went over and beyond the call of duty. You know, I just thought of this... I am going to try and find out who she was so I can send her a card and let her know how much I appreciated that moment and how much she helped me in one of the most traumatic times in my life. Kathy..you have inspired me to find her so Thank You for that!!

If you are not familiar with Kathy's blog PLEASE hop on over to Scrap N Daze and let her know that Two Pink Peas sent you. She has some ADORABLE mini albums, and I mean
ah-dor-able. Kathy has several different themes of them on her blog and they are just precious. Like me she also loves photography, so I hope to make a new blogging friend in her. She really seems like an amazingly sweet, caring and loving person and I am so happy for her.

Congratulations Kathy!! I will email you but if you see this post before you get my email please email me your name and address to Terrico3 at ameritech dot net. 

By the way, Kathy did just about everything she could in order to get those extra chances and I am really HAPPY for her. I will be doing another giveaway soon so you will have another chance to win something from Two Pink Peas. As soon as I get over my bladder infection and start to feel better I will post a new giveaway.

I hope that you all know that I really *Wish* that I could give each and every one of you a prize who enter in my giveaway's. Obviously since I can't do that, the next best thing that I can do is to keep having more blog candy giveaway's for you all. Thank you to ALL of you who took the time to enter. I appreciate each and every one of you and I hope you will enter in my upcoming giveaway's. Please know how much I appreciate you!!
Again, Congratulations Kathy!! Enjoy all of your new goodies!!!

Big Cricut Hugs...
~Terri

P.S. Sorry to make this post so long but you all know that I am a blabber mouth at times.. lol. Thanks for reading this if you got this far!! Hugs!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Very Close To Announcing My Blog Candy Winner...



Hi girls!! Sorry that I have not announced a winner yet but I am very close to announcing who won. I have been verifying every entry and it has taken a bit longer then expected. I am thinking that I will be able to announce who won either tonight or tomorrow. I want to thank you for being so patient with me. As soon as I know who won I will announce it and then you will all know.
Have a great day everyone!!
Big Cricut Hugs!!!
~Terri

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Thank You For ALL The Happy Birthday Wishes....




I wanted to Thank You for ALL of your sweet Happy Birthday wishes today!! You are all so amazing and so super sweet. Today my Two Pink Peas facebook page was filled with nothing but Happy Birthday's and it was SO SO SO sweet!! Thank you so much for thinking of me and taking the time to wish me a Happy Birthday!!! I appreciate each and every one of you and I wish I could give each of you a big ole' hug!! Today I had to get my drivers license renewed and boy was that fun..lol (kidding!! doing that is never fun..lol). Then I had some errands to run so I really did not do anything special. Usually we go out to dinner but since our kids have school and I was busy running around getting things done we did not go out to eat this time. I am sure you are all wondering what my husband got me for my birthday. Well, this is what he is giving me...This is something he has never done before and I was shocked when he told me what he wanted to do. Late last night he came to me and told me that he is setting up a special bank account for my
Two Pink Peas Craft Room and when our new house is built  I will have between $1,500.00 to $2,000.00 to do whatever I want. I can use part of it to decorate my room and use the other part to purchase more craft supplies (like I really need that..lol) but how SWEET is that? So to date this is the best birthday gift I have ever received from him. I have been doing some research on the internet and looking at other craft rooms and I found ALOT of amazing ideas on how I want my Two Pink Peas Craft Room to look. So when we move in to our new house I will be posting LOTS of pictures on the progress of my TPP Craft Room. I can't wait to get in there and get started and wish that I could work in it every single day starting right now, but I will have to wait just a bit longer. But I wanted Thank you each and every one of you who wished me a Happy Birthday today!! Probably one of my favorite parts of today was stopping and feeding the stray kittens before I came home. When I pulled into the parking lot where they live they were ALL out of the drain and omg...they are growing SO much. They are absolutely adorable. I just wish I could find them homes, I am still working on it and my goal is to get them homes before winter comes. They cannot survive being outside where we live because we are in the snow belt. I refuse to take them to a kill shelter.. it has to be a NO kill shelter and I will find one, I just wish I could get them out of the drains right now. It really tears my heart to see them living in there. Then when I came home Casey made me this beautiful handmade card wishing me a Happy Birthday and Hallie had all of these little gifts for me. They are so sweet and very thoughtful!! :o)
Then of course walking in my door and getting tons of kisses and lots of love from Bella.. that is always the BEST..
It is so amazing to me how much Bella loves me.. She is the best gift and she sure loves her mama!!! 

Before I go, I want to also thank you ALL for entering my birthday blog candy giveaway. It is going to take me a few days to get the results and verify everything and as soon as I figure out who won I will announce the winner!! If I could I would give one of these kits to each and every one of you, that is the hardest part of doing giveaways! At least for me, I hate to let other's down and I LOVE to give so this is really difficult for me. I am currently working with a couple new sponsors so be on the look out for those announcements!!
Over all it was a pretty good day and that is all that matters to me!!

Big Cricut Hugs!!!
~Terri

P.S. Big Lots has the Cricut Cake on sale for $140.00!!
What a GREAT deal so if you have been looking or wanting a Cricut Cake call your closest Big Lots and see if they have them there. What a great deal!!! I almost got one but I don't really bake cakes that much so I don't think I would use it that often. Good Luck if you are looking for one..
I really hope you can get one!! Hugs to you all!!



Monday, August 29, 2011

100% FREE Collapsible and Resuable Water Bottle With FREE Shipping, Get FREE $10.00 Credit When Signing Up.. HURRY!!

Reusable Water Bottle - Pink
Boy do I LOVE a great deal and I have one for you today!! I just got this FREE  Collapsible,Reusable Water Bottle and that includes FREE Shipping....To get yours go here and when you sign up you will get $10.00 in FREE Credit. How amazing is that? Hurry though.. they have LIMITED supplies left..So go grab your 100% FREE Collapsible and Resuable Water Bottle that is dishwasher safe. I would LOVE to know if you got one so after you get your free bottle please leave me a comment letting me know... I LOVE FREE things..lol

Big Cricut Hugs...
~Terri

Friday, August 26, 2011

A New Blog Hop You Don't Want To Miss & Exciting News For Pendra...


I got an email from Jennifer over at Scrapping Under The Influence emailed me and asked me to let all of my amazing followers know that she is part of a really great blog hop. It starts with Simply My Crafts and they are having LOTS of blog candy, including some Tim Holtz products and also a few Cricut Cartridges. So hop on over to Simply My Crafts and enjoy the blog hop. If you could  let them know that Two Pink Peas sent you I would really appreciate that!! Also, if you happen to win some amazing blog candy I would LOVE to know, and I will be so happy to announce it on my blog.

Many Cricut Hugs...
~Terri

P.S. I decided tonight that I am going to sponsor Pendra's 1st Giveaway!! She will announce it when she is ready to post it but how FUN for her. Pendra has been my number 1 supporter and I just ADORE her to pieces so I am really happy and excited to do this for her. Pendra really deserves this and I hope you all hop on over to her blog, follow her and enter in her 1st giveaway!! It will be product similar to my current giveaway so if you don't win this time you will have another chance to win...how exciting is that?? Have fun at the blog hop and be sure to let me know if you win anything.. I will post it with PRIDE on Two Pink Peas!! Hugs to you ALL!!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

New Blog Is Having A New Giveaway...



Hi girls!! Pendra stopped by and wanted me to share a new blog with you all and she is having a giveaway to kick her new blog off. She will pick a winner when she reaches 100 followers! It is called Scrapbookers Central and she plans on having giveaways, design team calls and other news all on her blog. So hop on over to Scrapbookers Central and enter in her giveaway. Please let her know that Two Pink Peas sent you. I would really appreciate that! Also, If you have not followed Pendra yet I highly recommend her. She is just so sweet, smart and I love her blog and ideas that she posts on her blog. To follow Pendra click here.
I hope everyone is doing well and I will talk to you very soon.
I have a few things to post but am not sure if I will get to it  today or tomorrow.
Big Cricut Hugs!!
~Terri

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

ChildFund Shared My Sponsorship Story On Their Website...


ChildFund International


Hi everyone! I just wanted to share that Child Fund wanted to share my sponsorship story on their facebook page. As I have told you all in the past that we have been sponsoring a child named Salifu from Banjul, The Gambia since January 2006. Ever since 9th grade in high school I always wanted to be a sponsor to a child in need and Child Fund has made that dream come true. If you are able I would encourage everyone to sponsor a child from Child Fund. They are one of the best charities in the world and they take as much money as they can and give it straight to the children in need. One amazing thing that sets Child Fund apart from the rest is that not only does the child get sponsored but the whole family gets sponsored. They receive medical, dental, food, education and so on. You are also able to write to your sponsored child and exchange letters, pictures and gifts which I have done with Salifu straight from the start. If we all just sponsored one child then we can get rid of hunger in this world. Not one child in our world should go to bed hungry and going through Child Fund they literally change these little lives. You can read my story here and if you would like to sponsor a child just go to their official website here. It is http://www.childfund.org/ just so you know. The sponsorship fee each month is only around $24.00 and trust me when I say that you WILL receive more in return then they get. Plus, just knowing that you are literally helping to change these little lives and their families, well that is just priceless to me. When Salifu is too old for this program we will sponsor a new child and I will pass this down to my children and make it a family tradition to sponsor children as long as we can. We spend SO much money on craft items and we know how expensive that can be. Just imagine taking only $24.00 a month and literally changing a whole family and knowing that they will not go to bed hungry, knowing that the children will receive education, knowing that the whole family receives medical...well that is ALOT for the little amount that you give them each month. Each time I get a letter from Salifu and his family is literally a gift to me. Child Fund sends me Salifu's report cards, school work that they are proud of, updated pictures and lots and lots of letters.
We also send them extra money for special occasions like birthdays, christmas and they are able to use that money for what ever they need. I sent Salifu money for his birthday this past June and he was able to have a birthay party with the children in his village. Probably his first birthday party ever! How amazing is that?
I want to send a special thank you to Child Fund for wanting to share my story with the world.
If I can only get one more child sponsored then it is SO worth it. I would share a picture of Salifu but I think I packed up his letters and pictures and put them in storage since our house is on the market. If I happen to find it I will post it so you can see how beautiful this little boy is.  Please go check Child Fund out and think about sponsoring a child from them. It will change your life just as much as you will change their lives!
Thanks and I will talk to you all soon!! ~Terri   

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Two Pink Peas Big Bundle Giveaway Is Now Open.....


As promised I am posting my giveaway today although it is past midnight but I am getting it done. This is everything all piled up together. I am going to post a few more pics and explain everything that one of you will receive!!

Here we go..

Ok, I am going to try and explain each item in this giveaway for you but just know that you will get every single thing in these pictures. I might add more goodies as time goes on. I will let you know what I add if I do that! 

In this big bundle you are going to receive:

One ColorBok Patterned Paper Pack with 8 sheets of
12" x 12" called "Whimsy Assorted"

One ColorBok Patterned Paper Pack with 8 sheets of
12" x 12" called "Earthtones"

3 Separate Card Making Kits, all are different. Each kit makes 4 cards. Each kit contains 4 cards, 4 envelopes, 4 adhesive buttons, 12 adhesive rhinestones, 4 ribbon bows, 2 paper embellishments and 1 sticker sheet. Each kit has a total of 31 pieces. I will give you a little description of each of these 3 kits. The 1st kit has pink, black and gray colors and the 2 embellishments say "Thanks" and "Friends". The 2nd kit has pinks, purples and looks like an off white color which is embossed with little circles. The 2 embellishments say "Happy Birthday" and "Congrats!". The 3rd and last kit has pinks, whites, blacks, turquoise or it could be a blueish color and the 2 embellishments say "Congrats!" and "Happy Birthday". I bought a bunch of these at Target because they were only $1.00 each. I am planning on not putting the cards together in the kits like they are meant to but I am going to take things apart and use parts of the cards to make other cards, if that makes sense. It is worth it just for the buttons, ribbons and blings. I can see someone really being creative (which is ALL of you, just saying) and making a whole NEW and different look then what is shown on each kits pictures. But feel free to do whatever you wish with them.

You are going to get 2 packages with 3 glitter glues tubes in each package. The colors are Blue, Green and Red and Pink, Purple and Silver. There are also from the dollar bin at Target. I bought a ton of these. Each glitter glue tube contains .41 ounces.

Next you are getting 1 bottle of Silver Glitter Glue and it contains 4 fluid ounces.

2 sweet Rubber Stamps that say "hello" and Thanks"

I am throwing in 4 packets of my Peel N Stick Ribbon. They each have 3 separate ribbons for a total of 3 yards in each package. They say "Let's Go For A Walk", 1st Grandchild and the ribbon under that in the same package says "Precious Baby" and one package has adorable blue cars and the ribbon under the cars says "Day Trip" and the last package says "Happy Hanukkah".

You are also getting 2 spools of ribbon, one baby pink and one is purple. Very cute. Each spool contains 10 yards of ribbon.

You are getting 1 White Jelly Roll Pen, I have to say that I LOVE these!!

Next is a package from Simply Creative with 6 Jelly Tags plus 1 yard of Trim. All of the Jelly Tags are different. 1 says "'Cook", "the", Kiss", "Always", a picture of lips and the last one is a picture of a rolling pin and a bowl (I think it is a bowl anyhow..lol) But these are cute!

I am adding in some pretty Shimmery Red Cording. It is almost thin like twine but you can use this for so many things. I did not measure this but this is a really good amount.

Last but not least I am giving you 16 Chipboard Tags with Ribbons already attached. You will get 2 tags of each size, color or shape. Like for instance I am giving you 2 big round silver chipboard tags with white ribbons, 2 large red rectangle tags with white polka dots with white ribbon, 2 smaller red rectangle with white polka dots with red ribbon,
2 plain green circle tags with white ribbon, 2 lighter green with white polka dots with white ribbon, 2 small silver rectangles with white ribbon, 2 green scalloped squares with white polka dots with red ribbon, 2 red scalloped squares with green ribbon. So that is 16 chipboard tags in total. You can alter these, change the ribbons if you wish, add embellishments or just use them as is for as gift tag added on a gift bag or gift. The opposite side is just plain brown chipboard so you can totally decorate these with stamps and use them on scrapbook pages or cards.

I will leave this giveaway opened until my birthday which is August 31st. I am going to give you a ton of ways to gain extra entries if you wish.

To enter please just be a follower...PLEASE, Pretty Please do NOT follow me here.. please go to my new Two Pink Peas Blog here and enter there. Any comments left here will not count.  This blog (it is really the same blog just a different url) will be shut down one day and I don't want to lose any of you. About following, I am not one of those bloggers to try and get the most numbers because blogging for me is not about how many followers I have but I personally really care about my blog readers and blog followers and would love to get to know you. I would love to follow you back so when you leave me your comment please leave me your blog address to make it easier for me to find you if you would like me to follow you back.

For extra entries you can do any or all of the following but these are NOT necessary... only if you want more chances to win.

Become a follower of Two Pink Peas on Facebook.
On my Two Pink Peas facebook page you have to friend request me but I check it many times a day and will accept you quickly. You do not have to wait for me to accept you to leave your comment. Just leave a comment that you friend requested me and just include your facebook name.

Become a follower of Two Pink Peas on Twitter. Once you follow me just leave me your twitter name in your comment. I would also love to follow you back if that is ok.

Subscribe to Two Pink Peas via email which you will find on my blog.

Post about this giveaway on your sidebar and you will get 4 extra entries. Just come back and leave me the link to your blog and if you don't want to leave 3 comments I will make sure that I will keep count for you.

Add my Two Pink Peas button on your blog for 4 extra entries. Same thing, if you don't want to leave me 4 comments, I mean who really wants to do that..lol.. just leave me your blog address letting me know that you added my button and I will keep count for you. Just so you are aware, I have 2 different Two Pink Peas buttons to pick from. Either one counts.

Follow Two Pink Peas on Networked Blogs and leave me a comment with your facebook name so I know it is you.

Twitter about this giveaway for 2 extra entries. Just leave me your twitter link. For those who do not know how to do that, it is simple and this is what you do. After you post your tweet about my giveaway simply click your profile button. Your tweet should show up, click on the seconds or time link right under your tweet. It will take you to that tweet url, just copy and paste it in your comment here. Easy Peasy!!

Post about this giveaway on your facebook for 2 extra entries. Just let me know your facebook name or url in your comment and that's it.

I may add more goodies to this giveaway (knowing me I probably will..lol) between now and the closing date of the 31st. I will let you all know what I added to the giveaway so you will know.

Thank you ALL for your loyalty, your unbelievable support, your super sweet comments and for just being you. I appreciate each one of you and I really mean that from the bottom of my heart. If you already follow me and I have not gotten to your blog to follow you back PLEASE let me know when you leave your comment for this giveaway. I really WANT to follow each and every one of you who have blogs. Even if you don't want to enter in this giveaway and you want me to follow you just leave me a comment stating that and I will get over to you as soon as I can and follow you. If you have facebook pages I would love to follow you there as well. If you don't want to post about this giveaway on your facebook page (and that is totally OK, these are all just extra ways to get more chances to win) and you want me to follow you on facebook please leave me your facebook url or facebook name so I can friend request you. It is not about having the highest number of followers for me, it is truly about finding new crafting buddies and that matters more to me then anything else. Same thing with Twitter, if you don't want to tweet about this but would like me to follow you just let me know how I can find you on Twitter and I would LOVE to follow you. Well, I think that is about it! It is now 4:10 am and it has been a super loooooong day but I got it posted... YAY for me...lol!! Thank you for all of your supportive comments that you have left me. You all leave me speechless sometimes, actually you leave me speechless alot with your amazing kindness and how much you care!

I will check in with you soon. Many hugs to you all and I hope everyone is healthy, happy and loved!!

XOXO's ~Terri

P.S. Again, Please go to my REAL Two Pink Peas blog HERE to enter for this giveaway. Any and all comments left here will not count. I am really sorry if this is a pain in the you know what for you but this blog is going to be shut down one day soon and I don't want to lose any of you. Thank you for understanding and for being so patient. I am always trying to direct any and all of my blog readers and blog followers to my other Two Pink Peas Blog. Like I said, it is really the same blog just a different url. You are just one click away... click HERE to be able to enter in this giveaway!!  Thank you!!






Friday, August 19, 2011

Well...Shoot..I Did Not Follow Through On My Giveaway Today...


Hi everyone! As you can see it is almost 3:30 am and I just got home about 2 hours ago and had some family things to deal with as soon as I walked in my door so I was not able to post my giveaway. I am truly sorry about that. I have been going on very little sleep for the past several days and am running on fumes. I have to get up early for my sons middle school orientation this morning on the 19th so I need to hurry and get to bed... but I promise to post my giveaway just as soon as I can tomorrow before I go to bed..LOL. I feel really terrible because I really thought I would be able to get home in time and post it for you all. Obviously that did not work so I will make sure to do it no matter what later on today.

Thanks for hanging in there with me and I am really sorry. My intentions were to post it last night but you know how that goes when you plan something then something unexpected comes up. One question for you all.. do you prefer to just leave comments to enter in giveaways or do you prefer using the Rafflecopter instead. I would really love to hear your preference!!!  Here at Two Pink Peas I want to do what you all prefer instead of using something that irritates or frustrates you. Basically, I want to make it as easy as possible in every giveaway...so your feedback will help me tremendously on this one. Thanks in advance for your comments!!! :O) 


Ok.. I will see you soon.. TODAY soon, meaning the 19th soon..lol. I am really sorry that I was not able to get to it, this really stresses me out beyond belief. Since I was little I never liked to disappoint anyone and I still feel like that and I feel like I did. You are probably thinking that this is not that big of a deal...but to me it is!! I appreciate each and every one of you and your opinions and I am here to please and want to make you all happy. When I announce that I am going to post a giveaway on a certain day I fully expect that I will have time to post it and I have full intentions to post it on that day. So I am going to add a few more things to my giveaway as a "I am really sorry that I did not follow through and I hope this makes up for my mistake". My Two Pink Peas blog really matter to me, every single one of my followers and blog readers matter to me and when I say that I am going to do something I want you to understand that I mean it and will follow through on it.
Because I am late I will make up for it!!!!

Ok.. See you soon. Have a great day everyone and I will be back before you know it!!

XOXO ~Terri

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Heads Up... Getting Ready To Post A New Two Pink Peas Giveaway...


Hi girls!! How is everyone doing today? Excellent, I hope. After running my many errands that I have to do today I will be posting a brand new giveaway sponsored by ME. It is a huge Thank You for being so loyal to me and Two Pink Peas. I will be gathering some items together and will post all about this giveaway later tonight when I have time to sit down and put it all together. In other news, a new sponsor contacted me a few weeks ago and we are working on a giveaway sponsored by them so until that giveaway is ready I wanted to do a giveaway for you all right now meaning today!!! :O) 

Plus, my birthday is on the 31st of this month so this giveaway will be in honor of my birthday and me getting older..LOL. The BIG 42!! Ouch is all I can say. I don't know about you girls and guys but my mind does NOT feel 42!  I certainly don't look like I am going to be 42. To be perfectly honest with you about 99% of the people are always shocked and I mean shocked when they find how old I am. Thank goodness I at least inherited great genes for that..LOL. My body on the other hand feels 102 years old.. sheesh. There is nothing I can do about how my body feels since I have severe chronic pain on my jaw/tmj (my whole face is actually always in pain) from my total joint replacement and I also have fibromyalgia.  Enough sad talk and back to my giveaway, I wanted to give you a heads up that I will post the giveaway tonight (it is my goal to post it tonight so please don't be upset if I can't actually post it until tomorrow. I am going to do my very very best to post it today or tonight sometime)!!!

Obviously my blog candy will be all craft items and all brand new!  It's just a simple thank you for being loyal and oh no I am getting older giveaway! LOL

I hope you have a fabulous day everyone and I will talk to you later today!

Hugs to you ALL!! ~Terri

P.S. I know that some of you have chronic pain or suffer from fibromyalgia so I wanted to let you know that I am in an AMAZING facebook fibromyalgia group if you would like to join. When you have chronic pain you need support and this group will give you tons of support plus so much more. If you are interested just leave me a comment here and I will get back to you with the link to join. Trust me when I say this is a very special group and I love it so much. These girls help me get through my very rough days, so if you suffer from chronic pain or fibro think about joining. You will really love it!! Sorry for all of the blabbing..lol.

Monday, August 15, 2011

The Winner Of The UPrinting Giveaway Is...





Well, before I announce who won, I used Random.Org and I screen captured it and tried and tried and TRIED to put it on here but I am having MAJOR blogger issues..but I finally got it.
Sheesh, what a job!! LOL I don't know what the problem was but as you can see #19 is the winner out of 31 comments..
So you are probably asking "Well, who is #19?" LOL

PENDRA...of Pendra's Place

Pendra.. I am SO excited for you sweetie!! You have been such a great friend to me and I was so EXCITED that Random.Org picked your number!! I will forward your infomation over to
UPrinting and they will get in touch with you. I am very interested to see what you design on your postcards because remember you get some really great postcards.
For those who have never heard of Penra's Place trust me when I say that you will want to hop on over to her blog and check her out. Pendra is the sweetest most precious person I have met in a long time. Thank you Pendra for being such a loyal follower of Two Pink Peas and for always checking up on me. You are such a rare gem and I am so proud to call you my friend!!
Congratulations Pendra!! I am SO excited for YOU!!!

I have 2 more great giveaway's coming up soon, very soon that you will not want to miss. So stay tuned and I will announce the givaway before I post it.
Thank you to ALL of you who took the time to enter and for leaving me such sweet comments. I appreciate each and every one of my followers and blog readers.
I will talk to you all very soon!!
Hugs to you ALL!!
~Terri

Today Is The Last Day To Enter For My UPrinting Giveaway...HURRY!!!



Today is the LAST day to enter for the UPrinting giveaway.
This is what they are giving one lucky winner of
Two Pink Peas.....

UPrinting has been very generous to sponsor this giveaway to one of my followers!! This is what UPrinting is going to give one lucky winner...
Prize Details:
100 Postcards for One (1) Winner
5" x 7"
14pt Cardstock Gloss
No Folding
Front Only Printing
2 Business Days Print Turnaround Time
Restriction: Limited to US residents 18 years old and above only. 

Please go to my original post here and you will find all of the info on how to enter. I will pick a winner sometime after 7pm on the 15th (which is really today, just later..lol). Good luck everyone. this is a GREAT Giveaway and whoever wins is getting a great prize!!

See you all tomorrow for the announcement of the winner Hugs!! ~Terri    

Thank You To Scrapper In The Making...



I wanted to send a HUGE thank you out to Scrapper In The Making for sending me this blog candy that I won!! Thank you SO much... I LOVE every single thing that you sent me.

Sorry it took me so long to get this posted as I have been really busy with family and friends. Especially my friends who have either lost someone or my other friend who is fighting cancer right now. But Thank You So Very Much for everything and for the chance to win all these amazing goodies!! If you have not been to her blog please hop on over and let her know that Two Pink Peas sent you. You can click on the picture above to get to her blog or go here instead. Have a great night everyone!!
Many scrappy hugs!! ~Terri

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Two Pink Peas Blog Candy Giveaway Announcement...





To enter in this giveaway please become a follower of Two Pink Peas (Do NOT follow me here please go here to enter as any comments or followers left here will NOT count)...if you are already a follower please leave me a comment that you follow Two Pink Peas.




UPrinting has been very generous to sponsor this giveaway to one of my followers!! This is what UPrinting is going to give one lucky winner...
Prize Details:
100 Postcards for One (1) Winner
5" x 7"
14pt Cardstock Gloss
No Folding
Front Only Printing
2 Business Days Print Turnaround Time
Restriction: Limited to US residents 18 years old and above only. You can find more information about UPrinting at these links below...


**********Disclaimer: Required as per FTC Ruling (Please see example below)
This giveaway is sponsored by UPrinting, an online printing company, no monetary compensation was given and I will receive postcards for hosting. See more information about their postcard and other available printing services and postcard designs on UPrinting.com. Also  The prize, once the instructions are sent, expires on December 31, 2011 *************

Good luck everyone and thank you so much for taking the time to enter into my giveaway. I will keep this giveaway open unil August 15th. ~ Terri

I Won More Blog Candy...WOW!!!


VoiceQuilt - CD with Leather Holder

OMG.. My winning streak has been really hot lately. I just got an email from Frugal Experiments letting me know that random.org picked #14 which was ME!! Usually I am never this lucky so I am really stunned and very appreciative to receive ALL of these amazing prizes.

Frugal Experiments said this on their blog...

7 days of unlimited voice time for VoiceQuilt
+44entries so far
OVERcontest is over!

And the winner is...

Entry #14Two Pink Peas Terri M
results powered by Random.org

Frugal Experiment says on their blog about what is 
a VoiceQuilt.....

This is a truly unique way to create a keepsake gift, there is no other gift like it. It's a personalized item with your friends and family's messages recorded specific to your occasion. Pictures are a wonderful way to capture moments in time, but hearing a person's voice recorded especially for your occasion is an unexpected, priceless gift.
VoiceQuilt - CD with Leather Holder
I received a package for 7 days of toll-free phone time and a VoiceQuilt keepsake CD with leather holder. I decided to use this as a way to capture my granddaughter's voice. My daughter dialed the toll-free number supplied by VoiceQuilt and handed the phone to Punkin Pie. With a tiny bit of coaching, we were able to capture her rendition of "Twinkle, twinkle little star" and the "ABCs". This is a truly precious gift that I will cherish for years to come. Her Daddy is in the army and they will be moving thousands of miles away from me in a few weeks, so now when I am missing her, I can play the cd or mp3 of her songs to cheer me up.

The process of creating the actual Voice Quilt is dead simple – you and those you wish to record a message, just dial in and say what you want to say. You then listen to the recorded voice messages online, decide the order in which you want them to play, give each recording a meaningful label, and click a button to create your “best hits” playlist. At this point, you have the option of downloading an mp3 file of your playlist, or sharing it with friends and family through email or facebook. Of course, they have beautiful keepsake boxes, leather cd and picture holders or USB drives to capture and present your keepsake to the recipient.

Now I just need to decide what to record to keep. I could pick my closest friends and have them leave me a special message that I could keep forever. This is something that I would LOVE to have had my dad do before he passed away. I could have Casey and Hallie record a message to me, which I will certainly do for sure!!
I don't know what else to pick to record so if any of you have any suggestions I would LOVE that!! I have never heard of VoiceQuilt and I have never used it before either so this is all brand new to me. To get more information about Voice Quilt please visit their website here and if you happen to order something from them, if you could please let them know that Two Pink Peas was a winner and sent you there I would really appreciate it. As you know how much I love to show love to other blogs and businesses, plus they will know where you came from and how you found them.
I wanted to thank T Jones from Frugal Experiments for the chance to win. Please hop on over to her blog here and please visit her Twitter page here and last but not least her facebook page here and please show some blog love and let her know that Two Pink Peas sent you. I would really appreciate it.

Thank you Voice Quilt and to Frugal Experiments for this really sweet gift that will last me a lifetime!! I really appreciate it!!
Hugs!!! ~Terri

P.S. I am getting ready to post my new giveaway right now!! So stay tuned!! You will want to enter for sure!!