Friday, November 2, 2012

5 Years of Blogging...Day 1


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I'm so very excited to announce that on Tuesday, November 6th, I will be celebrating my 5th year of blogging!!!!

I can't believe that it has already been 5 years of fun.  I would have NEVER imagined back then how it is now.  I'm addicted to blogging and everything that revolves around it...the crafting...the community...the sharing...being inspired....

Don't you love my Blogaversary badge?  Thee wonderful Karen Baker designed that for me!   For those that have been following me for awhile may remember that back in the day I loved crowns and chandies....she threw in the Mason Jars that I love now and I've always loved tags but check it out....the text on that tag is the text from my very first blog post!  That Karen is a GENIUS!!!!!!

I want to celebrate my 5 years so I'm doing a Blogaversary count down that yes,  it contains golb ydnac {read it backwards!}.  Maybe I should explain about the spelling dealio...I believe that there are people that google the correct version of that word and just sign up for the goodies {insert sad face}.  It's totally different if you're a lurker and only comment when there are goodies....but here's the other thing that I've learned through the years...enter the gold ydnac that you like!  What are you going to do with goodies that aren't your style?

So here we go for Day 1:

I Need More Days of the Week


There are times when you just need MORE.
This cute little bag o' scrappy goodness includes all the good stuff from the kit without all that paper getting in the way.
You will receive a full roll of clear tape
Studio Calico wood veneer heart and arrow(these will vary)
Studio Calico wood veneer camera(this will vary)
Studio Calico wood veneer potty people(the size will vary)
You will also get some wicked awesome camera die cuts. 

One from Grey American Crafts cardstock

One from White American Crafts cardstock

One from Echo Park woodgrain paper (yum!)
There are also some mix and match die cut clouds
Glitter and matte buttons
A super cute tiny black clothespin from Canvas Corp.
AND
5 yards of twine from The Twinery on a shipping tag.
One yard of each of their brand NEW colors(Ocean, Strawberry, Midnight Blue, Seaweed) and grey because grey is awesome.
ALL of this is packed into a glassine bag, because, let's face it, glassine bags are super cute and really awesome. 
PLUS you just got your daily recommended allowance of the word Awesome.


All the golb ydnac is from Paper Issues!!!!!

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So here we go:

It'd be mighty nice if you're a follower but it isn't a requirement.

The linky will stay open until Friday, November 9th @ 11:59 pm pacific.  The winners will be announced sometime Saturday morning, November 10th!

Answer this question:

How long have you been blogging?

November 2, 2012
"It often seems, looking back, that the unexpected comes to define us, the paths we didn't see coming and may have wandered down by mistake. The older we get the more willing we are to follow those, to surprise ourselves."
—  Anna Quindlen





49 comments:

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Happy 5 years!!! YAY! I just realized that I started 5 years on Nov 27. Crazy! It feels like yesterday.

Barb said...

been blogging for about a year and a half now. happy to have met people like you :)

can i just say how perfect that badge is? i LOVE the texty tag and of course...the jars! gorgeous.

Michelle said...

Congratulations on 5 years, Amy! The badge is AWESOME! :-)

onecraftymama said...

OK, the texty part of the tag has blown me away - how clever is that??? Huge congrats on 5 years (holy carp!)...I've been blogging for just over 2 (holy carp of my own there...wow.)

yyam said...

Well, happy blogoversary!:)
Love the badge...especially the tag! :)

I've been blogging for almost 3 years +...that's probably how long we've known each other...lol

Lynn said...

Karen's design is fabulous and so you! Love it! I've been blogging for 3.5 years and I'm 100% addicted.

Mary-Anne V said...

I actually do not have a blog but use a Flickr account for my cards... but its been about 3 years since I started drooling over card blogs (smile).

Karen B. said...

Yay! It looks great! (PS, I think I've been blogging for three years)

Kelly said...

Hi AMy. That TAG that Karen made is FABULOUS and the TEXT is AWESOME!! Been blogging since July 2010 after I emailed Kelly Marie ALvarez to share a project I had made using her stamps. She replied back and said to send her my blog link and she's link it up, but I didn't have one. With her encouragement I was able to get one started and VIOLA! my blog was created enabling to me meet so many AWESOME people and participate in AWESOME challenges!

Mary-Anne V said...

BTW 5 years is a long time... congrats and thank you for sharing your talent with all of us.

Laura B. said...

Congrats on 5 years of blogging!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

5 years, wow... I feel like a toddler compared to you :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I used Brookie's pic for my entry... cause we all know she is WAYYYYYYYYYYYY cuter than her Mama! :) I will follow and come here until the stalker police get me ... blog candy ain't the only thing that attracts me to my soul sista!!! *wink* :)

I have been blogging for 5 years this past September... I just totally FORGOT to announce it... BAD BLOGGY person!! :)

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow! Holy Cow! 5 years? That's fabulous, Amy! Congratulations!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love the badge and congrats on 5 years! That's GREAT! I have been blogging for almost a year and a half now. Wasn't so sure about it when I started, but I'm so glad that I did!

Sherry Eckblad said...

Wow, 5 years CONGRATS Amy. I started blogging in February 2009 after I was laid off from my job.


Colleen Dietrich said...

Well, happy anniversary, lady! 5 years is a lot, and you're a veteran compared to me. :) I started my blog in May 2010.

Annette said...

Happy 5 years...wow I did not know you have been blogging for that long..that is so awesome Amy...you are truly inspiring and so glad we met.. :)

Brandi said...

Happy Blogoversary Miss Amy!!! What would I do without your dose of inspiration?

Marsha said...

Congratulations on 5 years. What a fun bundle of goodies. Some of us need to be pushed our of our comfort zone to use things like this. Looks fun. Thanks.

Tammy said...

Okay...your new blog tag is beautiful! Love Karen...she is so darn creative!

Congrats on your blog anniversary and thank you for all the time you put into it AND all the inspiration! You are the bestest!

danni reid. said...

happy, happy blogoversary, love your blog my sweet friend, daily inspiration for the soul!

Sue D said...

Congrats on 5 years and love the badge. The text was an awesome idea.
I don't have a blog yet but have galleries where I post my creations. I have been reading crafty blogs ever since I started stamping about 6 years ago.

Lola said...

Congrats on 5 years! And here's to 5 more *lifting coffee cup in your honor*!

Tracey McNeely said...

Amy congratulations on 5 years of blogging, you are truly a pioneer. Karen's badge is amazing, Karen's designs are amazing. I have been blogging since Jan 21, 2011--1 year and 9 months. Love it and I am more and more addicted each day.

Chunyuan said...

Congrats on five years blogging, Amy. Thanks for all your inspiration and sweet encourgement words. You are one of the first crafters I met virtually and the only one I met in person. Hope we can get together some time.

TesaB said...

Congrats on the five years of blogging!!! WOW! And WOW for your badge!!!! I started blogging August 14th 2007 so my 5 year anniversary came and went a few months back and I didn't realize until now. :) Time flies!!!

Wida said...

Congrats on 5 years! You are the warmest blogger I know :) I have been at this 10 months and it has been a journey. Next year I hope to have more fun and less analyzing, otherwise it ain't gonna be pretty! But I digress, I am happy to have met you!

Evelin said...

Happy Blogoversary!!! :)

I think I have also been blogging close to 5 years... wow.. time flies! and my blog has changed a lot.. haha...

have fun! :D

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Congrats on 5 years. I started in January 2009!

Rose said...

happy 5 years girlfriend :)

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Congrats on your 5 years! I started on May 27. 2012 as a way to participate in challenges as I'm quite new at cardmaking. I don't 'talk' much in my blog (or in real life) but I do enjoy visiting blogs and learning and getting inspiration from other artists.

Lynnda said...

Congrats Sista!!! Happy 5!!! Im glad that I started this crafty hobby and get to know you too... you are such a wonderful person!!!

And you are such an inspiration too.... big hugs...xoxo

jessica said...

Happy 5 year Blogaversary!!! WOW 5 years and still rocking it!!! I will be coming up on 2 years in January..how the time flies when surrounded by paper :)
Thanks for sharing your yummy candy and have a GREAT weekend!!

Fresh Squeezed Stamps (Ryann) said...

Congrats, Amy! How fun :) Looks like I'm right behind you - My first blog post was in December 2007 - crazy!!!

wendipooh13 said...

happy 5 years!!!! CONGRATS!!!!! that is a LONG time.... and I LOVE reading your blog too!!! I started Jan 2 2008.. wow I guess I'm coming up to five years!!! ACK!!

Karenladd said...

Wow! Five years ago I didn't even know about blogs and now I get almost all of my ideas and inspiration from them! congrats to you! I always love reading you posts and seeing your amazing projects but I don't have a blog myself. Hoping that I can link up my Flickr account anyway?

Indy said...

I'm into my third year blogging!

jen said...

Congratulations of FIVE years! Wow!!! I LOVE the design Karen made for you- so inspired!!!

Kelly Griglione said...

WOW, 5 years, you're ancient!! No wonder you're so good at this thing : ) I've just been blogging for 10 months. It was my New Year's resolution, and I actually did it!!

Julie E said...

3 1/2 years - yikes! I have not been a good blogger lately though...I need to work on it!

maria f. said...

Not even a year yet... don't know where you find the time/energy to be all over blogland like you are. You're gooooood.

mariangel said...

less than 6 months

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Congrats! As far as my blog- it will be 3 years this coming January!

Alice Wertz said...

happy blog-versary, Amy!!! thanks on the tip about posting the ydnac!! =)

Sylvia said...

Congrats on your five years Amy, I am right behind you with four years last July!

Lynn Le5 said...

I am a "blog newbie"! I will hit my 1 year on December 23rd :)

WoW! 5 years! That's fantastic! I have learned soooooo much in almost a year, I can imagine 5!

Thanks for the chance to win! Very generous of you.

Lillian Child said...

I've been blogging just over two years now. I do have some papercrafting on my blog, but mainly it is for family fun, recipes, thoughts, etc. And a great way for my out of town friends to keep up on our family's activities, etc.

Char said...

Don't blog yet, but I'm designing one right now!