Monday, March 31, 2014

It's My 5th Blogging Anniversary!


It's my Blogging Anniversary! It was 5 years ago today that I started blogging. My blog started out on a different vein then where it is at now, but for my anniversary I thought it would be fun to re-post my very first post!

So here it is!! I hope you enjoy it. Make sure you read to the end. There is a surprise for you!
April 1, 2009
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Welcome!! I finally did it, my own blog. I have no idea where this is going to go or how it is going to go, but here I am. I find it odd that I would start, of all days, on April Fool's Day. Considering how much I enjoy a good practical joke or a good laugh I guess it is appropriate that I would begin today. Hopefully I will learn this quickly and you will enjoy reading along.

I have two cards to share with you today. The first is based on the sketch challenge on SCS. Rox, the host decided to play an April Fool's joke on us and gave us a crazy sketch to do. Of course it wasn't the real one. The card I did is based on the "real" sketch. The stamp of the exasperated woman is from Art Impressions. Isn't she a hoot!! The sentiment is from Stampabilities. I stamped both with Stazon Jet Black Ink and colored the image with watercolor pencils, accenting with colored pencils. She really looks like she is wearing jeans doesn't she?

The background paper is from Creative Memories. Once upon a time I used to be a consultant for them. Have a BIG stash of supplies yet from those days. I used my Cuttlebug on the right side of the card. The folder is Spots & Dots.

My second card I did for the weekly event held at Cindy's place, The Tea Party. We had a blast this week. If you have never joined us you really should. All kinds of things happen there and you never know who may show up!

The rose script image is from a company that no longer is in business, Stamp Rosa. It's a shame, they had beautiful things. I stamped it first in Stazon Jet Black Ink and water colored it. I think the highlights turned out pretty good on this one.

The little butterfly from Stamp Affair I stamped with Stazon as well. It was water colored and then I outlined it in gold with a Creative Memories Elements Pen.

All the paper is from Creative Memories as well. I love their paper and have that big stash to go through. Which as much as I love, some days it slows me down. So many beautiful papers out there and so much guilt if I buy more with the amount I already have. Sigh!! The struggles of a paper-a-holic!

Thanks for joining me on this adventure.
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So there you have it, my very first blog post ever. Now you can kind of understand why part of my blog name is "Stamps". I still stamp. It's a passion of mine. I just don't share it like I used to, maybe I should more often.


But in celebration of my Blogging Anniversary I am having a special giveaway. It's a Mystery Prize Box!! The box already has 5 goodies in it (one for each year) and with each 500 entries in the giveaway I will add one more prize!
So how many prizes do you think it will reach?
  a Rafflecopter giveaway

21 comments:

  1. I love the verse of the day. It is an encouragement to see Bible verses on a blog site.
    Thank you for sharing God's Word.

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  2. I would like to see a tab where you list the winners of each of your giveaways. I enter giveaways and want to see who won, even if it wasn't me.

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  3. I love seeing all your paper crafts creations! Your cards are adorable!

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  4. Beautiful cards! Congratulations on you 5th year of blogging!!!!!

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  5. Congrats on 5 yrs & here's to many more !

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  6. I like your personality that comes out in your posts.

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  7. More contests are always a good thing.

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  8. I love that you offer giveaways!

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  9. I just found your blog and I like your giveaways! You make it easy to enter! Some blogs have such hard giveaways to enter, but yours is so easy!

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  10. Your blog is perfect as far as I am concerned! I recently found your blog and you have interesting posts. I would say maybe put a home button on top.

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  11. I love the verse. Some have been really helpful

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  12. i live the cards and congrats

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  13. i love the cards and im not sure what you can change i didnt even know what a blog was until a month or two ago

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  14. I love your bible verses and of course, the giveaways. :)

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  15. I'm a bit of a new fan so, I have no big suggestions to changing anything. Hmm. I would like to maybe see more reviews or maybe makeup girly giveaways.

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  16. I love that you are so generous offering all of these giveaways!

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  17. No need to change- your blog is wonderful!

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  18. I love your giveaways! Happy anniversary! :)

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  19. I love seeing your cards. They are really neat. Ana I really don't have anything that I think needs to be changed!

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