Yes today is my FIRST blog-a-versary !!!!
And I have CANDY!!!
I will draw a random winner from comments made from my followers...you 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...
So that is piece one...now 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 Drees...in 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!!!
Stamp-"Sneaky Tilda" Animal of the Year collection-Magnolia-licious
Lace, ribbon and stick pin-Live and Love Crafts
Flowers-Wild Orchid 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!!!