Friday, April 9, 2010

One Year Ago Today

I started this amazing blog journey!! Little did I know then how much joy this 'blogging thing' would bring into my life! :) I have met some amazing and wonderful women (you) who I am so thankful to call my friends!

One of my special friends, Janelle, (Show and Tell) is also celebrating her one year blogiversary today! So... we decided that we would celebrate together!! If you don't know Janelle... you should! Janelle is such a beautiful, kind and caring woman... not to mention... a wonderful crafter!

Janelle's sweet daughter, Britt, made the button for us at the top of my post! Isn't it adorable? I just love it! Janelle joked that we were twins separated at birth when we realized we shared the same blogiversary! I think we are in many ways!! So.... that is where it started... in case you were wondering! :)

We decided that we would both use the same stamp set to make a card to post today! We chose Big and Bold Wishes from Papertrey! Here is my card....


I went with the Thank you sentiment because I wanted to thank all of you who visit me! Some of you have visited me almost from the start... at least one of you from the start (Courtney)!

So... as a Thank you to all of you and as a Thank you to Courtney for being my IRL crafty friend and my blog friend... I wanted to give away one of her new stamp sets... For The Love of Dots... and some of her fabbie May Arts ribbon that she sells in her store.... www.practicingcreativitydesigns.com. I am giving away 5 different ribbons... 1 yard each!


If you would like to win this prize... just leave me a comment. You have until Tuesday, April 13th at 5pm CST to enter. I will (hopefully) use random.org to pick a winner (if I can figure it out) and post the winner on Tuesday night! Good luck!! :) And Thank you again for being my friend! :)

Peace and Love!

Supplies:
Stamps - Big and Bold Wishes (Papertrey)
Paper - Aqua Mist and Vintage Cream (Papertrey), You're a Natural Darling (Clear and Simple Stamps)
Ink - Dark Chocolate (Papertrey), Vintage Photo Distress (Ranger)
Other - SU Dimensionals and corner rounder, Lemon Kaiser Pearls, Camelot Roses Gwenlyn (Prima), Big Shot, Labels 4 Nesties, Cream Twine (Papertrey)

48 comments:

..::Paulina::.. said...

Oh my goodness, have you really only been blogging for a year, Kelley? I found your blog a few months back and have been a fan ever since. Congrats on your first blogoversary!

What an awesome giveaway! I just love Courtney and of course, her amazing stamp sets! Thanks for the chance to win!

Aga said...

I'm new on your blog and I love everything!You have a new reader! Congratulations on your blog journey!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

So happy I discovered your blog you are such inspiration to me and I adore your work!!!!

Jeanne said...

While I may not have been with you from the very beginning, I'm sure glad I found you recently. I just love your style and your personality that shines through with every post.

Congrats and keep on creating for the pure joy in it!

Sarah Craig said...

Happy blogiversary, sweetie!! I can't tell you how much I enjoy following your blog - seeing your beautiful cards, and your great pics of Michael and Carver! Love you!

Karen B. said...

Congratulations to you Kelley! I know I haven't followed you from the start of your blog, but you were the very first blog I visited daily when I started my stamping journey. I can't thank you enough for all the kind words, advice and encouragement you've shared along the way! Congrats again-and oh-love the vintage-ness of your card, the flower is gorgeous!!!

Janelle said...

Love the card, Kelley! Very you! (And I suppose mine is very "me" -- distracted from using one set!) Mostly I love having you as my friend, fellow-blogger, and "twin"! Love ya!

Alanna said...

Happy blogaversary Kelley. Your card is super cute. I love that PTI set. So glad we could meet up in blogland.

Courtney Baker said...

I've been here since the start! :) ha ha. Congrats on one year!

Winter said...

Congrats! It is not hard to be your friend in the Blogging world or IRL! You are an Amazing person and Crafter and I am so glad to have found you from your Blog! Love you! :)

Janet said...

Wow--thanks for the chance to win. I've just discovered your blog and have added to my google reader. I know I'll want to see more of your work. I t's greaet.

LeAnne said...

Oh I love Janelle's blog....although right now I can't read it cuz my computer doesn't like Typepad.....but congrats to both of you! What nice bloggers you both are--creative and sweet and talented! Hugs!
LeAnne

Tammy said...

Congrats on your Year of creativity and inspiration Kelley!! So glad I found your blog! My personal favourite post was your "soul searching" post from last month--it totally helped me relieve the stress I was feeling. It came at a time when I really needed it--so thanks again . . . and thanks for the chance to win some of Courtney's goodies. [BTW I'll be posting my own chance to win some Blog Candy later today]

pattylt said...

Happy Anniversary on your blog! The card is cute as can be and I love the colors. Those flowers are luscious and I love the 3 pearls. Very nice. How sweet to have a give a way, too! Fun, fun fun! Happy Blogaversary!

britt said...

Happy First Blogiversary! I know my mom (Janelle)absolutely adores you, and I am so happy and thankful that she has "met" such a wonderful kin-spirit! I hope you have a wonderful day!

AJ said...

congrats!! love your card and all of your supportive comments!! :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

HOOOOOOOORAY for your one year anniversary! Love your card--love visiting your site! I've been inspired by several of your cards:)

Randee E said...

Yeah for you!! Happy Blogversary!! What a roller coaster this year has been, huh? Through the ups and downs, the thrills and shrills, I've been so happy to share it all with you :0)

Danell H. said...

Congratulations Kelley!! I visit your blog daily and love all the inspiration you provide. Thank you for sharing!! Here's to another year of great cards!

emily said...

What a cute card...and a fun giveaway! Love your blog...always inspiring.

Alice Wertz said...

Happy Blogversary, Kelley!! love your simple and pretty card! so sweet! so glad that i found you blog! =)

Alison F. Collier said...

Hey girlfriend, you were my inspiration to start a blog. I didn't think I had much to blog about that anyone would actually care to read. I figured out that it really doesn't matter. I enjoy looking back at my own posts to see times with my grands, girls, family and friends. Not as often as I would have thought, a craft/card or two. Love ya and LOVE your CARDS and POSTS. You are a sweetheart!

Laura said...

Happy first blogaversary, Kelley! I read both your blog and Janelle's. . . thanks for the chance to win the cool "blog candy."

Nancy L. said...

congrats on you and your sister's blogaversary! that's so cute! thanks for the chance to win that fab stamp set and ribbon!

Daniela Hendea {PurpleD} said...

Congrats on your Blogoversary and thanks so much for celebrating with such great goodies for us!

Jane said...

Only a year.......I feel like I've been visiting here at your front porch for years!!! LOVE your blog!!! Congrats and you so ROCK!!
Those are just drool worthy goodies! ;)

The Quiles Family said...

Happy blog anniversary! I wish I had more time to blog myself..just been working like crazy the past month or so, but I still get on to see what you've been up to!

annesatx said...

I came here from Janelle's blog and I'm so glad she told us about you. What a wonderful blog! Thanks for the chance to win this prize and thanks for sharing your talents with us!

Nancy said...

As suggested by Janelle, I took a little side trip to your blog to wish you a happy first blogiversary. I've stopped by once before after seeing your Moxie Fab floss card, but didn't add your blog to my regulars because I was feeling blog comment pressure. I may have to rethink that decision after spending some time on your blog. Congratulations, Kelley!

BananaStamper said...

Congrats on your blogaversary - so glad I found you (thanks to Sarah!) Love the flower on your TY card and such sweet candy! How very sweet of you! Have a fantastic weekend!
Shanna :)

Deirdre said...

Kelley, congrats on your blog anniversary. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Thanks so much for the chance to win such wonderful goodies. Hugs

Lea L. said...

That card is gorgeous, Kelley! I just adore the floral accent that you added to it! Happy blogiversary, and thanks for the chance to win some fun stuff! I just love that stamp set!

♥Lea

Vanessa said...

Hi sweet friend! Congratulations on your anniversary! I am so happy you started this, otherwise we'd never have met! Your card is gorgeous, love it! Thanks for the chance to win yummy stuff - obviously I am greedy, because I am entering this :)
Love ya!

Hugs,
Vanessa

Traveling Mama said...

You both are completely awesome!! Congrats on the blogiversary! Hugs!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Blogiversary! Your blog is so full of inspiration and I always love to see what you do with Kraft and twine! I am enjoying your Christmas cards too! Practicing Creativity Designs has become a new favorite stop of mine! Thank you for all you share!

Andrea McCulley
prayalways421@yahoo.com

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

NO! Thank YOU for being my friend! I am so glad that we got to "meet" and I always look forward to our chats! :) Happy blogiversary Kelley!

Laura.K said...

Happy Blogiversary! Your card are so amazing, simple and perfect in each way.
I love your Christmas cards. Even in April.

gocanucksgo said...

Happy blogaversary!!!! New follower here. Thanks for letting your visitors celebrate with both of you =)

Joan B said...

Well, I just found your blog through Janelle's. It's chock full of wonderfulness!

AnitaRex said...

Happy Blogaversary! I am so glad that I found your blog, love reading you! What a generous prize! If you can't figure out randomn.org just print this out cut it up and have your on pick out of a hat! He would probably love it!

Barb in CA said...

I'm new to your blog and am enjoying it so much. I am stealing, er "borrowing" a few card ideas - ha! Would love to win your anniversary giveaway.

Catherine said...

Happy blog anniversary Kelley! I always enjoy stopping by your blog to see your wonderful creations and here your lovely chatter, it makes me smile. Thanks for sharing you creativity and your life with us. xo

Jenn said...

Congrats on your one year blogaversary! Time flies in blog land! :)

Cindy Lee said...

I missed your blog candy but I still want to wish you Happy Blogaversary!!!!

Elise said...

This was a fantastic post, Kelley! What an awesome graphic! I'm so impressed! Congratulations on your BLOGAVERSARY! I'm so happy to be a part of this fun place with you and all of the great crafters and darling personalities here in the BLOGLANDS! Congrats, again!

Jessica said...

Belated Congrats, Kelley!!! Blogging does bring joy especially as we meat such awesome people. Your card is lovely, colors and all. Thanks for all your inspiration :)

~kelly marie~ said...

I am super late, but congratulations on your one year of blogging!!! I am so glad I found you here in the world wide web! :)

Stephanie said...

Many congrats on the first year and many blessing for the time to come :) So glad that our blog paths have crossed!!