Thursday, July 24, 2014

Well happy Thursday everyone!!!

Those are the words I used one year ago today...well expect it was a!!!

Yes today is my FIRST blog-a-versary !!!! 

And I have CANDY!!!

I will draw a random winner from comments made from my must be a follower to qualify!  Just a little way to say thanks to all of you who have been loyal during my inaugural year...and any new followers that would like to join me!! The draw will take place two weeks from today on August 7th!!!

Today I will show you part of a larger project that I am working on and then I would like to share with you what this year has brought to my life!!

Here is piece one of my bigger project...
please click on the first image for a closer view and slideshow...
a mini cupcake!!!...
what better way to celebrate then with cake!!!...
 this is "Sneaky Tilda" from the "Animals of the Year" collection...
 I decorated with lace, ribbon, flowers, stick pin and a bead...
 another view...
So that is piece I just want to share some thoughts on my first year as a blogger!!
I started my blog for the purpose of visiting with the MANY talented crafters out there and sharing thoughts and ideas with them!!  I had no idea just how broad the crafting blog world was!! 
During this year I have had the pleasure of making SO many blogging friends and even got  the chance to meet one SUPER talented lady...Sue person!!!  I love visiting Sue's blog "Sue's Rubber Stamping Adventures"...visiting in person was AWESOME!!!
There are so many wonderful crafters out there that have influenced me through their blogs...I even started a "Guru" series that I'm ashamed to say I have let slide but intend to get back to soon!!
The opportunity to broaden my horizons with all the wonderful challenge blogs has been so much fun!!  Through these blogs I have discovered a wealth of talented people that I never would have hadn't I visited the challenge blogs!!
I want to thank Sheryl Cauble for giving me the opportunity to join the Fussy and Fancy DT!!  Sheryl your faith in me has helped me gain some much needed self confidence!!  Through Sheryl I was introduced to Heather Dennis...the ARTIST behind Fresh Brewed Designs!!  Thank you Heather for allowing me to become part of the Fresh Brewed Designs DT!  So a HUGE and HEARTFELT thanks to two TERRIFIC ladies!! 
And one totally "uncrafty" benefit to come out of this venture is all the computer "playing" that I have had to do to link, display, schedule...etc.  Being forced to do things on my computer that I would never had thought of has helped me to understand just a little bit of the "tech" world...I still have so much to learn though...LOL!!! 
So that winds up my LONG WINDED speech...thanks for hanging in!!! 
Materials Used:
Stamp-"Sneaky Tilda" Animal of the Year collection-Magnolia-licious
Lace, ribbon and stick pin-Live and Love Crafts
Challenges I will enter:
Indonesia Magnolia Lovers Challenge-Challenge #1 "Anything Goes"
Until next time thank you for taking the time to stop by...your visits and comments are so very much appreciated!!!


  1. I am glad you started to blog..Your creations are awesome and my daily visits are great..Keep blogging and def keep creating..thanks for all that you share and also for all of your wonderful comments!!!!HUGS

  2. Happy birthday !!!!!!This cupcake is really pretty and perfect for the occasion.
    Thanks for the chance

  3. Gorgeous flowery cupcake.. I would like to eat it up :)
    Thank you for joining Indonesian Magnolia Lovers Challenge. Good luck


  4. Wow! If this is just the first piece I can't wait to see the completed project Beth.
    Congratulations on reaching your FIRST blog-a-versary, I'm pleased that you have enjoyed your first year and wish you many more years of happy crafting.

  5. A gorgeous and beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Indonesia Magnolia Lovers Challenge. Hope to see you again for the next challenge.


  6. Congratulations on your Blogaversay Beth, wishing you many more, it's always a pleasure to visit your beautiful works
    Hugs Julie P

  7. Happy Blogaversary, Beth! That's awesome! I've only been following you a few months but I love your creations! The details you add are amazing! Like this cupcake today - I wouldn't even know where to start! It's gorgeous! I am excited about your candy - count me in! Wishing you many more years of crafty blogging!

  8. Happy Blogaversary! Your creations were awesome a year ago, now they are simply breath taking, Beth. Just when I think, that is the best, next post is even better! congrats and keep up the fab work!

  9. Happy Blogaversary Beth! I love your blog and all your fabulous creations :) Your cupcake is stunning - so many gorgeous details!
    Hugs, Sandra

  10. Wow Beth I love your amazing cupcake!! I really like the bottom paper. The image is great and coloured perfectly! I see you've been using blues lately....very nice! Dianne

  11. To my dearest BFF! I am so proud of all the accomplishment you have had this past year! One year went pretty quickly! You deserve all of the wonderful comments and awards you've been given!!! Hip Hip Hurray for you my friend!!! Dianne

  12. Huge congrats Beth. You had an awesome first year in blog land and I am honoured to have met you via FBD. May the following years be even more exciting. Thanks for the chance to win some of your wonderful candy.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}