Thursday, August 11, 2016

Throwback Thursday + Giveaway!


So, I've been playing (+ eating) a lot and didn't make time to whip something up today so I went through my bloggie archives to post projects that I shared on my birthday...ready?!  Here we go...oldest to newest:

2008


2009


2010


2011


2012


2013


2014


2015


2016


The biggest thing I've noticed...my photography skills :)

Before you go, I'm on Day 4 of 5 for my Birthday Giveaway:



Today I'm giving away a $55 Store Gift Card to My Sweet Petunia!  Does that seem like an odd $ amount? It's enough to cover the cost of a Mini Misti (+ domestic shipping).  I use it whenever I use clear stamps...I love it!

To be eligible, leave me a comment by Saturday, August 13th at 11:59 pm.  IF you are a no-reply blogger (see right side bar) you must also include your email address in your comment so that I can let you know if you won♡

93 comments:

Hussena said...

Wow! it's really good to see how your crafting style has evolved over the years and of course your photography skills. I love the idea of this throwback thursday series. Belated birthday wishes :)

Nikki said...

It's fab to see how your style has changes over the years thanks for the chance to win
hugs Nikki
elusionary60 at hotmail.com

CarlavdM said...

What a lovely bunch of cards from the past, Amy.

Michelle said...

:-) Yes, your photography skills have improved, haha! I love looking back over all the archives - we've all changed with the times and the trends as time passes. It's lovely to remember the "old" days.

Anonymous said...

Oh, Amy, what fun to see your crafting (and photography!) progression! Happy birthday & thanks for the chance to win!

jessica said...

Love the look back Amy! You are truly an amazing crafter and I have been such a huge fan of yours for a very long time! LOVE seeing how your style has changed over the years!!!!
Sorry I have been absent the past few weeks..summer with the kiddos have been super busy! I do promise to get back into a regular schedule of visiting once the start back up to school :)
Hugs and Happy Birthday my friend!!!

Connie G said...

It is so fun to look back and see projects one has created over the years. What is even better is seeing how much one's style has changed has how much more refined one is. Love seeing all these creations!!! Thanks for the chance. A misti has been on my want want want list since it came out!!!!

Jennifer Scull said...

isn't it fun to go back to see how our styles have changed over the years? sure wish my photography skills could improve the way yours have. unfortunately with my shakes and tremors, I am not sure how that is going to happen. oh well, it's fun to read your post.

your giveaway is so very generous! I have long been wanting a MISTI - since I first discovered them.

hope you are having a great birthday week! :)

Debra Davison said...

So fun to see your card-making evolution ! Wishing you a wonderful birthday month ... Mine is Sunday, the 14 ... Thanks for the opportunity to win !!!

Trina P. said...

Love seeing the evolution of your crafting. Looking forward to seeing more.

zehra said...

Beautiful love all the changes in the years, happy bday.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

How fun to share all your past birthday posts! I loveeeeeeee them!!!!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMGosh I love memory lane with your cards, these are all so cute. Wow, a mini misty? really? how exciting!!! Thank you for the chance to win. hollysilva911@hotmail.com

Christy Velasquez said...

Wow, what an awesome giveaway! That is a great idea to look back on the projects you made and to see how your style has changed. I love your IG account and so glad I found your blog now! You make such super cute projects! (in case for some reason I am a no-reply blogger which I hope I am not - thestampcycle at gmail.com)

Chris said...

Finally stopping in to wish you a wonderful birthday week! I truly think all birthdays should be celebrated by a full week of cake every day! tee hee...So funny about your comment on photo skills. I seem to still be stuck in "2008"! :)

Carol Casavant said...

Love your cards and the evolution of your photos...!!

Shelly said...

Well, I just love all of these!! :)
Especially, your mini clipboard and coffee tag!

Unknown said...

So fun to see the archives. What a great idea! Love this.

Jerrie said...

How fun to throw back and look at the cards you have made. What a great birthday week and thanks for the giveaways!

Lisa said...

oh my goodness... what a great walk through time... and I love them all, but yes! The photos do get better and better...lol! Happy Day 4 of your birthday week!

Unknown said...

Love your cards, quite a range in styles!

Karen B. said...

Your photography might have changed but you consistently showcase amazing designs year after year. Happy Birthday week Amy!

Hetty said...

LOVE how you share the cards through time and seeing how we learn along the way and our style is changing! I can see you are enjoying this week.

Celeste Goff said...

What a great retrospective! It's always fun to go back and look at how our work has evolved over time, isn't it?

Judy1223 said...

Amy, how fun to see your cards over the years! I feel the same way...my photographing skill shave gotten much better over time! Thanks for sharing such a fun trip down memory lane! Glad you are enjoying your birthday week!

Kelly Booth said...

Love your cards Amy....it's Fun to look back and see the changes! The giveaway is so generous! Xoxo

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, I love seeing your cards through the years! The older ones are just as cute as the new ones! You are so talented! TFS!

Happy Dance said...

You've made me think back to when I first started making cards....I pretty much sucked in the early days, unlike you, my friend. I'm pretty sure you've got what they call "natural talent." For reals. Thanks for sharing your cards, each one was fun, and I can even remember a few of them! Continue to enjoy the birthday time, and eat, drink and be merry!! Bev

Waving My Wand said...

Glad you're enjoying your Misti. I don't have one, hint hint. Lol! Loving all the love that you're sharing this week. And I always enjoy your creations.

Teresa Kline said...

these are awesome, I need to do a throwback thursday...it eould be a great laugh...lol! It is cool to see how far we have came and how this wonderful industry has changed! thanks for sharing *-*

Miriam Prantner said...

I love it! And I hear you on the photography! This reminds me of your old flashback Friday challenge. :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Amy love that you did a throwback, amazing how styles change. I love seeing how yours has evolved! xo

Michele K. Henderson said...

Your throwback cards are adorable! Cute and colorful!

cm said...

What a fabulous 'trip into the archives', Amy! Even though your styles/cards have evolved, your outstanding creativity is constant! Such fun! Carry on playing and eating...and have a blast doing so! If you come across a cream-cheese icing-laden carrot cake, have a slice for me!
Hugs~c

Becca Cruger said...

It was so interesting to see not only the photography changing, but also how cardmaking trends changed along the way, too!

Arianna Barbara said...

Oh Amy, this post is important to me because I can believe that in the future I can be good like you to realize beautiful cards! I hope! It's amazing seeing your different cards along these years! Great post! Love it! And thank you for your kindness! You're so generous!!!
raggiodiluce82@gmail.com

Wanda Cullen said...

First, I need to wish you a happy birthday! This was so fun to take a look at your cards - all so beautiful - over the years! I cringe when I look at my early cards - lol! cullenwr@yahoo.com

Jennifer said...

Fun! I ohh'd and awe'd a few times...always enjoy your work Amy!

I Card Everyone said...

Had to say you're not getting older, just better Amy

D.Ann C said...

What a fun tour through time! I love the tea bag sentiment!!!
A mini MISTI?!!! You're TOO sweet!!! Thanks for the chance!

Migdalia said...

Happy, Happy Birthday!!
I love all of your wonderful projects! Especially the ones with a coffe cup! I LOVE coffee!! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway too!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
Mrodriguez860@hotmail.com
Crafting With Creative M

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Oh I miss your throwback posts... there are some goodies in my archives (and some terrible ones too). Thinking of you.

Annette Allen said...

Funny looking back when we first started crafting and how our style has changed.. Great throwback Amy.. Thank you for the fun Birthday giveaways.. Fun way to celebrate your birthday. :)

Anonymous said...

I remember that amuse stamp! Fun throw back! Happy Birthday to you!

Carlypool said...

It is so encouraging to see growth over the years. Your cards really have changed but so has all the card supplies. I remember in 1999 we were still using basic construction paper for scrapbooking and it was forbidden to cut a photo! Really nice to just see how things change! Beautiful cards, every year!

Carlypool said...

It is so encouraging to see growth over the years. Your cards really have changed but so has all the card supplies. I remember in 1999 we were still using basic construction paper for scrapbooking and it was forbidden to cut a photo! Really nice to just see how things change! Beautiful cards, every year!

wendy said...

All your throw back cards are amaze balls ❤️

Amy C said...

It is always fun to see how our crafting skills evolve over the years. I still have one of the first things I created....it was one of the birthday invites for my daughters first birthday. I may have to post it on my blog. I know that my photography skills have really evolved as well. Thanks for sharing these with us!!

Sylvia said...

What wonderful projects, Amy, I think it is great that you celebrate every year on your blog! As for eating and drinking, as long as it is cake, cookies or ice cream and some yummy drinks, you can diet next week! LOL! Again Hope you are having a good birthday week! Happy Thursday!

Emily said...

I love how your style has changed over the years. Your projects look amazing! I hope you enjoy your birthday week.

Unknown said...

Love all your cards Amy!! Always inspiring

Helen F. said...

Oh Amy, I can see your style and color combos have been pretty consistent. Love the 'flashback' to days of ol', birthday girl ;-)

Julia Aston said...

What a fun look through your yearly cards Amy! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is fun! I love seeing how people's crafting evolves! They all look wonderful to me!

Kelly said...

oh my, what a FUN FUN post! great projects and another generous giveaway! kellybertram (at) Hotmail (dot) com

Unknown said...

Well happy belated birthday! Aren't you the sweetest! Love all of your throwback cards. That hula girl is adorable. Hugs.

Indy's Designs said...

Just love seeing your art through the ages! You are amazing!! :)

Dana said...

Oh loved seeing cards through the years!! Also a great way to see how your skills have evolved!!

jen said...

Your style has evolved but you were always a fab card maker- and I notice green ribbon and buttons on the very first one!! Love the throwback & happy to continue to celebrate you all week!!🎉

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Well, it shows me how very talented you have been over ALL the years! Fun and gorgeous cards every time!! I throw out quite a few of my own, btw. Love the throwbacks! TFS!!

None None said...

What a cool look back at your archives! Like Jen said - I immediately noticed the use of green on your first card that you posted (and no purple!). :) Come to think of it, I didn't see any purple on any of the cards you posted... ;)

Amy C. said...

I bet it's fun to be able to look back at how you've grown and changed with your papercrafting through the years! Thanks for the fabulous giveaway! I would love to win a Mini misti!

Kimberly H said...

So fun to see the evolution! Great cards!!

Karenladd said...

What fun to see a parade of your cards throughout the year! They are all really adorable but I can see the progression to your current style! What a fun way to celebrate your birthday month and what an amazing giveaway. I think I may be one of the few stampers who still doesn't have a mini-MISTI!
kladd94803 at aol dot com

Sue L. said...

Happy Birthday Amy. A Leo! Me too. �� haven't commented for awhile on yr blog but LOVED your throwbacks. You've grown so much through the years and I ALWAYS enjoy seeing your latest. This year has been phenominal with all the different companies' products. W O W! It's been wonderful watching. ♡

SHartl said...

First of all, happy birthday! My birthday month is July and I celebrate it all month long. Wow, if my cards looked anywhere as good as your cards over the years I would probably get big-headed! I limp along with limited crafting time but seeing your early cards and more current ones gives me hope! I would really love to get a mini Misti, because then maybe my stamping would actually improve! apedoak@gmail.com

Larissa Heskett said...

SQUEAL!! LOVIN' the archived Cards!! =) Super FUN to look back and see how you've changed/grown and evolved as a Card Maker!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Birthday Week!! =)

Ericka Strange said...

Wow love seeing the progression. So fun too see.

Shona Chambers said...

Your right, your photography skills have gotten way better and your cards look so different but still the same (if that makes sense....). I love looking back at anything in the past, makes you realise how far you've come, so thanks for sharing the memories!!

TesaB said...

Happy belated birthday!!! This is such a fun post, love to see all the beauty and how your style is there yet changes over time. :)

TracyM #6773 said...

It is wonderful to look back on what you have created, seeing how your styles change, skills improve!!! I recently set up a gallery page on my blog so that I could easily find older projects and it was interesting to see how things have changed.
THANK YOU for sharing with us and for giving us the chance to win a shopping spree Amy :)

Unknown said...

How fun is this?! Looking back through the years at all your cards! Great idea!
Thanks for the chance to win! I have been eyeing the MISTI for awhile now!

Teresa Doyle said...

These are all great cards Amy.
Card photography can be challenging but it looks as if you are mastering it quite well!
Its always fun to looks back to see our past work and its fun seeing someone else's. TFS! Happy Birthday!

laura D said...

LOVE a TBT.. we all have evolved..LOL

Shelly Rasske said...

It was fun to see how your style and project evolved over the years. Photography is challenging, but your are doing a great job with it!

sharrilou said...

Awesome give-away, Amy. My 10year old granddaughter has asked for a MISTI for her next birthday, it would be fab to be able to give her one.

Danielle Vincent said...

I always love visiting your blog to see what wonderful creation you've made next Amy! Thanks for another awesome prize opportunity! You are THE best!

Debbie Rumpza said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win! I love how you can look back over the years! How fun!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

What an awesome look back. Love each one. The 2010 has that amazing blue that I'm obsessed with right now! Happy birthday week!

Unknown said...

Great to see the evolution of your card designs throughout the years, beautiful overall

Lucy E. said...

This is such a fun post! It's enlightening
to see how your card making has evolved
over the years. I remember being so scared
to make my first card (as an adult-used to make
all kinds of things when I was a kid). I saw what
other online crafty friends/acquaintances were
making and me, being a scrapbooker, felt quite
inadequate. Now, I just try my best, and hope that
the recipient of my card feels happy/special for a few
moments of their day. I tell people not to feel guilty if
they don't save my card, since I got just as much enjoyment
making it as they did receiving it.
Have a happy day!

Helen Gullett said...

How amazing to see your cards from 2008 till now! WOW... totally growing in your skills both cardmaking and photography!

Taunya Butler said...

Amy - based on all these fun photos of terrifically cool projects it seems as if your birthday inspires creativity in you!! These are all such cool and cute flashbacks - loved seeing them!! Taunya at daisies girl at gmail dot com

Lisa Lara said...

So so fun to see your card journey Amy. I love seeing how you use the latest and greatest products. What a giveaway! Didn't your mama tell you, you are supposed to GET presents on your birthday not GIVE them? LOL

AJ Bodine said...

Oh cool, how fun is that to see the evolution of your crafty style! Love all the projects and wow, you've been blogging a long time!! Happy Birthday to you Amy!!

Cris G. said...

So fun, I love to see how crafters evolved over the years. I agree that your photography skills have improved since 2008... that is something I need too.
Hope to see many more pictures of your cards over the years, how fun it would be, let's say from 2008 until 2060 - scroll, scroll, scroll :).

kReN said...

What a great idea to take a trip down memory lane. I may have to do that sometime. I think my style has changed, but it would be fun to see the progression. HB2U and keep celebrating as long as you receive HB wishes. My rule!

Rachel Vass said...

Wow, it's so lovely seeing the cards from over the years like that, you can really see how you've improved and your style has changed. I hope after a few years my photography skills improve as much as yours!

Daria G. said...

Wow, you ve been blogging for so long already! It is such a neat idea to see them all in retrospective:) each has your style:)

Sabrina said...

OH my goodness.... The cards are absolutely fabulous and so amazing!!!!

Monika Reeck said...

I love them all
the first card so sweet with that lady and so CAS too Amy
your style more and more beautiful each year
thanks for the Chance to Win Amy
my email is monik1973 at yahoo dot com

Kari V. said...

Awesome giveaway! It was fun to see all your birthday card posts! Love your work.

Sheryl said...

Really fun to look back at your cards; all fabulous!