One Year Anniversary and Blog Candy

Today marks the one year anniversary of this blog.  I  don’t know why it took me so long to start one, but it’s hard to believe a whole year has gone by.  One of the reasons I drug my feet a little was that I thought no one would come visit my blog.  There are so many talented stampers out there that have been blogging for a long time and I didn’t think anybody really needed one more.  Well, boy have I been surprised!

Since I’m a numbers person (I was a CPA before kids), I thought I’d share some numbers with you:

325 posts
626 blog subscribers

What I can’t count are the number of supportive, encouraging, and kind comments I’ve received over the past year.  I have truly been amazed and honored to receive all of them.

I thought that a first anniversary deserves some blog candy, don’t you?  If you are a U.S. resident, please leave a comment at the end of this post and I’ll randomly select a winner to post on Saturday.  You must comment on THIS post, and it must be left by Saturday, August 3rd at 6 p.m. CST to be eligible to win.  Here is what will be included in the blog candy:

First Anniversary Blog  CandyThe blog candy includes two rolls of Gingham Garden washi tape, a packet of Bakers’ Twine, Hung Up Cute Clips, a packet of Rhinestone Basic Jewels, and a Print Poetry dsp stack.   Come back on Sunday to see if you’ve won.  The winner will need to send me her/his address so I can mail the blog candy.

Well, if you’re still with me, I do have another Gorgeous Grunge card to share today.  As I mentioned yesterday, I’ll be featuring this stamp set all week.

Gorgeous Grunge Display 4I added a strip of Island Indigo card stock, which was embossed with the chevron embossing folder to the side.  I embossed the sentiment from Sweet Essentials with Pewter Stampin’ Emboss powder, and added some Rhinestone Basic Jewels to a couple of Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons.

I’ll be back tomorrow with another Gorgeous Grunge project.  Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!


125 thoughts on “One Year Anniversary and Blog Candy

  1. I think you have convinced me to buy the grunge set. You have done such great things with it. Congrats on your anniversary and keep up the good work. You do inspire us!

  2. Amy, this is fabulous! Congrats on your one year anniversary of blogging! You are super talented and I’m not surprised at all by those stats.

  3. I just found you from seeing your AMAZING work on SC. I am so glad I looked for your blog. I love your clean and simpleness! I will def be hanging out with now, very inspiring for a newbie with SU!

  4. I Love checking out your blog everyday, your so creative! Thanks for sharing and happy
    anniversary! Your “blog candy” is sensational…..

  5. Amy,
    I love your designs and cards
    I’ve been sort of following you…. I stalk SU ideas and blogs and kept finding these really cute cards and would hop from card to card and blog to blog… Guess what they were all YOU!
    So now you are at the top of my daily favorites, thanks so much for sharing.
    And you thought no one would visit???? LOL

  6. Congratulations on your 1st anniversary! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us! I think you are very talented and I’m so glad you decided to take the plunge into the blogging world! Thank you for the chance to win some freebies! 🙂

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  8. This is my first, but definitely not my last visit to your blog. Congratulations on your milestone and thank you for sharing your creativity!

  9. I’m so glad you did start your blog Amy. I love your style of card making & I’ve CASE’d several of them. Here’s to another great year. Bravo!

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