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
278,00 views
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. Happy Anniversary, Amy!
    I don’t know why I don’t ever comment on your work, but I have followed your blog since day 1. I think you do amazing work and are very inspiring. Cheers and here’s to another year! Congrats!

  2. Hi Amy~
    Congratulations on your one year anniversary!! I enjoy your cards. Thank you so much for sharing your talents:) Can’t wait to see what this year has in store!

  3. Congrats. I always look forward to your post. Your work is so precise and beautiful. Look forward to many more years of posts.

  4. Amy, congratulations on your blog anniversary! I’m so glad that you started your blog and are sharing your creativity with us. I love your cards and look forward to your posts each day.

  5. Hi Amy, This IS a Gorgeous Grunge card! Love the colors you’ve used and the layout! I really Love this set, and how cool is that to add rhinestones to the buttons! This would be a really cool guy card which I always seem to be short of .. I am lovelovelovein’ the grunge look!

  6. Happy Anniversary Amy! You have such a wonderful blog and it is one of my all time favorites!! I love looking at your beautiful creative cards. Wishing you many more posts in the years to come. Thanks so much for offering us some candy.

  7. I love your style and have pinned many of your cards. Looking forward to the week of GRUNGE! Congratulations on a very successful first year! Today’s card is amazing! Thank you for all of the inspiration!

  8. I’ve enjoyed your blog for a while now. Can’t believe you’ve only been at it for a year. I love your style. Happy Anniversary.

  9. Congratulations Amy on the one year anniversary of your awesome blog! I LOVE your style which I like to refer to as clean and simple with sizzle! Would love to win your blog candy!

  10. Happy One Year Anniversary! If you make great cards, people will find you and they have! You inspire me! Please don’t stop!

  11. Happy Anniversary. I’m really glad you started your blog as you have given me any inspirations for cards. Love your card. I love that Gorgeous Grunge set.

    Oops!!! should read “many” inspirations.

  12. Happy 1 Year Anniversary! You are such an inspiration to me! I look forward to your emails every morning and have re-created so many of your beautiful cards. Thank you for your dedication and inspiration.

  13. Happy Anniversary and thank you for a years’ worth of inspiration and fantastic cards! I love your style and CASE many of your creations 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  14. Hi Amy! Congrats on your first anniversary! I hope to be reading your blog for many, many more years!! You are an inspiration to all of us-Thank you for the chance to win!!

  15. Congrats! I always enjoy your blog – every part. I enjoy your beautiful cards and your honesty about real life. Thank you for sharing both! As long as you’re willing to share, I’m along for the ride. 🙂

  16. Looking at the beautiful cards and projects on your blog helps me get through my morning, and was ultimately the reason I got into stamping! Thank you Amy for being such an inspiration.

  17. Congratulations on your 1st year Anniversary of your blog. I look forward every morning to see just what you have come up with.

  18. Congrats on your 1 year blog anniversary! I recently joined your blog and I look froward to your creative cards. Keep up the great works of art. And thanks for all your inspirations. Sometimes I have a mental block and then I look at your blog and I see the light for the card. A BIG thank you again.

  19. Hi Amy, congratulations on your 1-year blog anniversary! I love your cards and crafts, and have been a follower for quite some time. I’m glad that you decided to blog and have had such success! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  20. Congrats Amy !!! I enjoy all the beautiful cards and ideas. I am looking forward to another year of enjoying your blog. Thank you for all the inspiration.

  21. Congratulations on your one year anniversary. 325 posts, 27,800 views, and 626 subscribers shows a ton of hard work on your part, and that awe love your work! I admire how clean and balanced your cards are. They are not overloaded at all. Thanks for all of your hard work and for sharing with us. 🙂

  22. You have made me fall in love with Gorgeous Grunge even before you started this weeks posts.
    I love your talent and I thank you for wanting to share with those of us that are creatively challenged. Congratulations on your 1 year anniversary.

  23. Love this card, Amy! You are a Master of the Gorgeous Grunge set! Congrats on your one year anniversary! Hopefully many more to come!

  24. You are my favorite web site, I make most of your ideas, I am not surprised that you have so many new subscribers. Keep up the good work in this next year. Don’t you just love tthe Washi Tape!!

  25. I love your blog! Happy Anniversary Amy, what a super fun milestone for you!! No doubt your following loves YOU and your work and can’t thank you enough!!! I love it all! Best wishes with all the blogging and crafting years ahead for you, too! CELEBRATE!!! Cheers, Donna

  26. Congrats on your 1 year blogaversary!! I’m VERY bad about blogging for some of the same reasons you used to think. I really need to think differently after hearing of your success!! And what a CUUUTE card!! I love this take on the Gorgeous Grunge set! LOVE that pop of color from the Island Indigo, too!!

  27. Happy first anniversary!!! How appropriate that the traditional gift is paper! But, I should be sending paper to you instead of you giving away paper in the blog candy! I love your blog and will be looking forward to another year of your fabulous designs! 🙂

  28. Amy. I subscribed to your blog only recently but so appreciate your clean, crisp style. I have copied many of your designs. I,too, am a numbers person–bookkeeper/admin secy of the old-fashioned variety–I still write tons of letters & correspondence on my old, beloved IBM selectric–organizational skills & order & perfectionism w/ numbers lend themselves to crafting. As I believe your accountancy has. Thank you for your blog & lovely designs–a creative spirit cooperating w/ the perfectionism of numbers.
    Linda S

  29. Hi Amy…Congrats on your 1 year Anniversary! I love visiting your site everyday. I get so much inspiration from it. Thanks for all the ideas!!! And keep on bloggin!!

  30. Hi Amy, your recent cards have made me take a second look at Grunge! It never appealed to my desire for neatness mind before but I find these designs delightful. Thanks for sharing
    Rosemarie O’Neill from Sumas WA.

  31. Happy bogaverary! I am SO HAPPY that you decided to have a blog because I absolutely love it! You are such an inspiration! Your work is AWESOME! And just to think you didn’t think anyone would visit is so CRAZY! I subscribed to your blog the moment I found you and I haven’t been disappointed yet! You are so talented and we need to see your creativity daily!!!! Thank you so much for sharing it all with us! It puts a smile on my face each day! I can’t wait to see what the next year brings! Again thank you for all you do and for the chance to win an awesome giveaway! Good luck to all!

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