Wednesday, January 19, 2011

It's My Blogaversary Celebration!!!

     I can hardly believe that it's been a whole year since I started my journey in this crazy world of blogging, but come February 4th that's just what it will be.  I've made some wonderful new friends, learned so much from so many of the fantastic crafters out there, been encouraged and tried to encourage, and totally enjoyed myself for every second of it.
     I've been so blessed to be given the opportunity to design cards and projects for some awesome people.  Beth Moore and Kristina Harmon of Papercraft Star gave me my first shot as a Design Team member and I can't thank them enough for doing that.  It opened up a whole new world of blogging to me and allowed me to rub elbows with so many incredible artists.  Beth also blessed me with a second opportunity as a designer for the brand new Kraft Outlet challenge blog at The Kraft Journal.
     Those of you who follow me know how much I love to make my own flowers and during one of my web surfing trips I discovered the beautiful digital stamp designs by Tracey Lynn Miller of Fred, She Said Designs.  Soon after, she was having a DT call and I applied, not expecting to make the team, but receiving a wonderful surprise when I did.  I had a similar experience when I applied for a DT position with the Digi Doodle Shop.  Judy is such a wonderful lady to design for and her mom draws such fantastic images.  I've had wonderful DT team mates for all these groups too.  Some are now some of my best bloggie buddies.
     A big thanks to Kirsty Vittetoe and the DT girls at City Crafter.  Without their encouragement I don't know if I would have kept playing the challenge blogs.  I also want to thank Suzanne Czosek.  Suzanne is an incredible artist who has been published numerous times in Crafts and Things magazine as well as several others and she has made time in her busy schedule to drop by my little old blog and leave some encouragement quite often.
     And last, but NOT least--to my bloggie friends (those of you who visit regularly)--YOU'RE THE BEST!!
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     As you can see I have TONS of people and opportunities to be thankful for this past year, so I thought it would only be fitting for me to give a little thanks back.  So that means. . .

CANDY!!!!!Free Smiley Courtesy of

     Here's a pic of what I'm giving away in my blogaversary candy.

Basic Grey Curio 6 x 6 paper pad
Lily of the Valley "Best Friends" rubber stamp
Martha Stewart Requiem Font alphabet clear stamps
Martha Stewart Heart and Flower clear stamps
My Favorite Things Die-namics Notebook Edge Die
The Paper Studio Quilling tool
Recollections pastel adhesive pearls
5 Wild Orchid 2 tone champagne pink mulberry paper small flat gardenias
10 Wild Orchid 2 tone baby pink mulberry paper Hellebores
5 Wild Orchid 25mm white mulberry paper wild Roses
5 Wild Orchid 25mm 2 tone champagne pink mulberry paper wild roses
1 yard white lace trim
1 yard cream lace trim
1 yard white pom pom trim
10 Maya Road Heart pins

Here are the rules for my candy:
  1.  please become a follower of my blog (this candy is meant to be a thank you to one of my followers and I hope you'll only become a follower if you truly want to and not just for the candy)
  2. please place my candy photo with a link to my blog on your sidebar
  3. please leave a comment on this post
  4. For a second chance to win, leave me a separate comment telling me which of my projects this past year you liked the most. Your opinion will help me with my New Year's goal of "focusing" my crafting skills. :-)
     I will choose a winner by on Valentines Day. What better day to give candy away on!
     I have such a wonderful support group of friends and I appreciate and treasure every comment that has ever been left on my blog.
     Thanks for dropping in!


Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Hi Tracy, I haven't been following your blog very long, I follow your site hoping to learn something. Please enter me into your awesome giveaway. I'll post it on my sidebar for you.
Prim Blessings! Robin
P.S. Congrats on your 1yr. Anniversary!

♥Jan♥ said...

Wow, a whole year, and I am only 14 days behind you ! Look how much you have learned, and accomplished in such a teeny bit of time. All my congratulations to you, and hats off !!!

♥Jan♥ said...

Oh, and for my favorite project of yours this year - it had to have been the Santa card with the woven Kraft. I am so going to do that - it was incredible.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Congratulations Tracy, and happy blogaversary! You certainly had a lot of achievement in just one year!
Thanks for your kind words, you are one great blog buddy and always leave very encouraging words as well! How great is the blog land, that we are able to find friends with same interest and helping each other grow day after day! : ) Way to go gal!!!!

Nancy said...

Congratulations to you, my friend, on packing so much learning and accomplishment into one year! I love my visits to your lovely blog! I can always count on feeling inspired by your beautiful work! I've added your candy photo and a link to the sidebar on my blog! That's some yummy candy! :o)

Nancy said...

As for your project that I liked the most...I could write a book on that! To pick only one is impossible! lol I just couldn't do it! If I do have to pick one item then I'll pick your flourish journal spots! I love them! They are so quick and easy to make and I know I'll be doing that over and over again! The possibilities are much fun! I said I couldn't do it...then I did! haha

Lillian Child said...

Congrats on your one year blogversary! I just recently started my blog and have been having so much fun with it and have met so many wonderful crafters! I am already one of your followers and have added your candy to my side bar here:

~* steph :) *~ said...

congrats on your blogaversary, tracy! big *hugs* steph :)

Audrey Pettit said...

Super huge congratulations on your blogaversary, Tracy! Sounds like you have accomplished an amazing amount in the year since you started. I wish you another year filled with fabulous opportunities for you.

Kate said...

I am a follower (although a new one as of about a week ago!). I just placed a photo of your blog candy on my sidebar with a direct link to your blog as well.
Congratulations on your blogiversary!

Suzanne C said...

Congrats on your blogaversary and thanks for the shout out! Always interested to see what you are creating!

Unknown said...

Congratulations on your first year out here in blogland Tracy! I've been enjoying each and every visit to your blog and your stunning creations. You're a neat and very precise crafter, that's one of the things I like about your work. Apart from that you're a great inspiration for all of us. Thanks for sharing your creative mind with us, let's enjoy the year to come!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Tracy, on your 1 year blogaversary! I was so glad to have found you; you have been such an inspiration to me. Hope you have many more!

Christine K said...

I'm not sure how I stumbled onto you but SO glad I did! The minute I saw the name of your blog - I knew I had to see more. Love the family album - family tree with a great twist! I dont have a blog but I would love a chance to win your blog candy. Either way I am definitely now hooked and will be following you often! Have a great day!

Unknown said...

Congratulations on your blog anniversary Tracy... I am so happy that you started this blog, because I fear I would never have met you had you not! You are an inspiration to all of us who have the pleasure to see your creations and learn from your amazing tutorials... I feel especially lucky to have the opportunity to work with you on not one but two of the Design Teams that are so lucky to have you! Papercraft Star and Kraft Outlet! Congratulations again!

Anne said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary Tracy! Thanks for the chance to win your yummy candy.

Of course I have to chhose a FSS creation, I LOVE your chickadee card, so beautifully staged and such a stunning card too.


Xushenka said...

Congratulations on the 1 year blogaversary! :) I have been a follower of your blog for almost half a year now.. I've rarely left comments, but I just love looking at your projects, they're always so beautiful! :)

Vicki said...

Already a follower. Congrats on one year. I posted on my sidebar here:

LISA said...

I have been following your blog for quite some time now and thoroughly enjoy each post, and of course I love your work. So thanks for the opportunity to win some awesome blog candy!!!Congrats on 1 year!!

Tammy♥ said...

Congrats on your blog anniversary! Now a follower! My favorite of yours is your tags! Count me in on your great giveaway! Great & Generous giveaway. Jump over and visit my blog and love to have u as a follower!

Melissa Bove said...

Happy Blogaversary!!

WOW! What a beautiful and generous giveaway! Thank you!

I am a follower now and always! :) And I have you linked up on my blog's Candy Corner!


Melissa Bove said...

I loved your beautiful Waterfall Card on 12/28/10! Stunning! All your work is beautiful though!

Kras said...

Dear Tracy,
I'm already your follower
I like your blog

scrapaholicjen said...

Happy blogaversary! Thanks for the chance to win - I am a follower!
qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

Kras said...

Candy is in the sidebar on this blog my

Like a lot of this postcard Feline Patience

Jacquies said...

Congrats for 1° Year
I loved this blog, i'm following

Divulgation in!/jacquies_/status/30680327408066561


Nelly said...

Tracy, congrats on your blog anniversary!
I wish you creative inspiration and many beautiful cards shared with us!!!
Nice to meet you! For me is a pleasure to be your followers!!

Nelly said...

Tracy, Papercraft Star Challenge #15 catch my eyes with original and styling design, but I like too your retro cards!!!

Susanna said...

Congrats, Tracy! I'm following your blog now, and I just started my own, added your blog candy pic there, as you wished :-)
Absolutely love your layout, it's so beautiful! Have a great weekend!
This is my blog:

Shelly Anne said...

Hey! Just found your blog and love love love the poppy flowers you just put up. I haven't had a chance to go through the past tutorials, but I will definately be looking! Just by browsing I saw a lot of great stuff I wanna try!

Ukka said...

Wow!Congrants!!! What amazing blog candy - thanks for giving us the opportunity to win it. Have become a follower and also posted a link to your candy on my blog

Ukka said...

Your work is so great, each time i look you inspire me more. Tracy,I love this is card( picked wonderful colours. Your embellishments are perfect!

Desirée-ScrapDees said...

wow what a great candy and thanks for giving us the change to win it!

Desirée-ScrapDees said...

and the things i love the most is tutorals and mini scrapbooks!
From tutorals i learn so much, that is also the best reason i am blogging, to learn from others!

Edel said...

What a lovely candy, dear!! Thanks a lot for chance to win!:)

I`m your new follower and i put the link on the sidebar!


Dana said...

Congrats on a year!! Woo Hoo!! Let the festivities begin! I will GLADLY post in my sidebar so others can find you and be as "inspired" by your amazing works of art as I am! I've told you this before but I will say it again, your cards are the most polished, thoughtfully layed out cards out here in blogland!

Dana said...

Sooo hard to pick a fav project of yours but I think I have to go with your Card Makers Christmas Mini. ADORE that one!!!

Unknown said...

WOW! What a find this site is...will definitely sharfe it with friends and post my blog.

Selena said...

Very cool sweetie, thanks for the chance to win it!
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Selena said...

About what work is more like the difficult to define, because a lot of things beautiful, so keep up the good work.

Rosa Forino said...

Thanks for a chance to win your yummy blog candy!
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Hugs, rosa
i am new follower
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Evelyn said...

I just love your blog and your coloring is awesome. Thanks for sharing your creations. I have added your blog candy to my sidebar.

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Evelyn said...

My favorite on your site is your kraft journal tags that you made. The look very professional and turned out perfect. Thank you for sharing the steps to making these, I am always looking for good journaling tags just didn't think to make them myself. I am a follower.

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TYJ419 said...

Tracy--Congrats! I do not have a blog but wanted to subscribe anyway. Love your projects. You're a very talented designer.
Tracey J.

creativewishes said...

Congratulations for completing a year! I dont' know how I came across your blog but I fell in love with your flower creations the minute I saw them. Then I sat through and went one by one reading all the entries. Now that I am a follower I hope to get more regular inspiration from you. Your work is just awesome. Thanks for sharing.

Brook said...

Congrats on your blogaversary! I found you through Papercraft Star and started browsing your blog. I love what I've seen so far. Thanks for the chance to win some great candy. I'm off to browse some more.

Luana said...

Thanks for this wonderful chance! ^^
I'm your follower now and I linked your blog candy on my blogs

Sidebar and post:

Lolô Artesanato said...

congrats for blogversary!
I became a follower and post in my blog too
tks and xoxo

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Tracy - I am just loving your Blog and am Thrilled to be a follower! Thank you for the opportunity to play for this YUMBLY Candy! I have linked you to my Blog and would love you to visit sometime: bless you! {{{hugs}}}
Thsnks again - I am off to grab a coffee and have a long stroll through your Blog to find my favourite project! G

Lovely Linda said...

Hello again Tracy - hwta a talented lady you are! I! love your Albums - the Kraft Family one is divine!! Gorgeous nostalgic touches - Who would not love that! There are so many gorgeous projects Tracy - it is an absolute pleasure to visit!! I will be back! God bless you! {{{hugs}}}

Larisa said...

Your last card Roses and Lace is wonderful!!! Love your creation!!!
Great giveaway! I linked it on sidebar
I am so happy to find this blog and I'm a follower! Thanks for the chance to win!
Hugs. Larisa. xxx

Anna said...

Happy blogaversary Tracy! :D Congratulations, i love Paperstar Craft! :D
Thanks for this opportunity! :***

nocidicoccole (at) gmail (dot) com

Anna said...

I loved the August Papercraft Star Challenge, with that funny cat flying with balloons :D
I'm a cat-aholic XD

nocidicoccole (at) gmail (dot) com

Unknown said...

Wow I Have only been blogging for a month but I came across your blog early on and have been a follower since. Happy Blogaversary.
debbie_craine at hotmail dot com

Unknown said...

I love your Roses card you posted this week
debbie_craine at hotmail dot com

Gail LaCroix said...

Happy Blogaversary! I didn't discover your blog until recently, but I've read through every post, drooled over every picture and project, have thoroughly loved your YouTube videos, and have been inspired beyond measure. I adore your family album you recently made with the kraft envelopes and am planning on starting one as soon as the envelopes arrive. Of course I had to become a follower :) Much continued success and thanks for sharing your talent.

Sleepy Stamper said...

Happy blogaversary Tracy! I love following your blog and being inspired by your creations!

Sleepy Stamper said...

So I have a few favs, first I love, love the "Family Kraft Album" and I also really liked the the mini using card styles as the pages! So cute.

Jóna said...

Hi Tracy :o)
This nearly slip behind my back. You only have been blogging for one year, that's is unbelievable, you have done so much !!
Happy blog anniversary :O)

To ask about one favorites of your work is to much lol It's not possible, but I shall try to mention only one :O)
I knew it, this is not possible, but to mention one I'm going to pick out this album:
Big hugs, Jóna

Anniebee said...

I just stumbled on your blog and am really loving what I have seen so far. I am definitely becoming a follower because I want to and not for the candy. I don't currently have a blog so I can't link to yours. I haven't yet had a chance to look through all of your porjects from the past year but I'll be back to do that as soon as I get a chance. Right now I have to go prepare supper. Congrats on your first year and the many blessings you've received.

lucyblueeyz at yahoo dot com

Mic said...

Just became a follower! THanks for the chance to win!

Mic said...

Happy blog anniversary! Hope you have many more. ANd the blog candy is FANTASTIC!!!

Annelies said...

Happy Blogoversary! Can't imagine the world without blogging anymore :) I'm following and there's a link in my sidebar . Thanks for a chance to win! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Artesanatos da Ju said...


Obrigada pela oportunidade de participar do sorteio.
Já sou sua seguidora e já postei na barra lateral do meu blog com link.


Artesanatos da Ju said...

Realmente me surpreendi "xeretando" no seu site. cabei encontrando artesanatos maravilhosos e com grandes imaginações a solta.
Como eu adoro cartões e flores juntei o útil ao agradável e gostei muito do traalho "Uma xícara de chá" do dia 28/05/2010.
Gostaria muito de saber o passo a passo se puderme explicar ficarei muito grata.

Parabéns por todas as artes.


CraftySil said...

Oh my goodness, time sure flies when you're having fun!! Happy Blogaversary!! To many more years of papercrafting fun and great inspiration...your projects are very beautiful and your cards are amazing, specially anything to do with your handmade paper flowers...I'm so grateful for your friendship!

may-chu said...

Hi! new follower here, since I absolutely love your blog! congrats for the blogaversary! wishing you many more!
I placed your candy on my sidebar:
thanks for the chance!

may-chu said...

and I see there's a second chance there, so - what I love about your blog is the way you color, the color combination on the cards. what I love most about your blog are your tutorials! that's actually how I got here - I collect tutorials into one tutorial blog for myself and my girls here in Israel (
so thanks for lovely tutorials, lovely blog. keep up the great work!

Carol Fonseca said...

congrats for blogversary!
I became a follower and post in my blog too

Agus said...

Congratulation on your blogversary!! Im loving loving this blog candy! so cute! thanks so much for the chance to win (: I am already a follower, and I posted the image on my sidebar
I have my fingers super crossed!!

Agus said...

well it was really hard to choose my favorite project, but I thing this card is really sweet, I love the colors!

rinat said...

I'm now following your blog! Great blog♥
i have popped your candy into my sidebar, Thank you so much for the chance to win.

Amy said...

Awww, Tracey, Happy Blogaversary!! I JUST found your blog thanks to the Kraft Journal (and Karin LOL) but I am totally following you now! I will have to go looking through your posts to find something I really love, but I have a feeling it's going to be that box you posted the tutorial for today!! What a sweet RAK, thanks for the chance to win some yummys!!

Henriëtte said...

Wowww Tracy,your blog is great. I love all your creations.......Beautiful cards and great...I can't choose my favorite project, love theme all.
Your candy is lovely. Hope I'm the lucky one, fingers crossed!!
I put yur candy on my blog's sidebar.
Hugs Henriëtte

Nikki said...

Congrats on the Blogoversary and thanks for the chance to win such fantastic Candy
hugs Nikki
I've linked and follow you too :)

Nedine, Craft Lounge Creations said...

Hi Tracy,

I am a new follower of your blog and I love it. I saw your "book idea" posted in another group that I am in. You had inspired one of the ladies on that site to try it on her own and she referenced your site. The Valentine's day project for your husband is honestly very beautiful. Thanks for the step by step instructions. I checked out the You Tube video which brought me to your site. I admire you creativy-ness. Congratulations on your anniversary!

Leanne said...

Hi ! I landed here from Papercraft Star. Thanks for the new tutorial & in fact all the others posted under your tutorial tab. I'm a new follower & have linked the candy to my blog.

Leanne said...

I've been here for quite a while going through your beautiful projects. I love the BLESSED banner. It's gorgeous. Also the garden album & the shoe which I hope to try someday.

Kianel said...

i hope i did everything okay!
thanks for this great opportunity and happy anniversary to your blog!
love from france, Kianel.

Dani Toscano said...

Loved your blog, sailed by him and was blown away by everything I saw here.
I became a follower and I'll take the draw and disseminate in the sidebar of my blog to compete with this gorgeous gift.
I'm from Brazil and I hope to win.

Patty said...

Hi, I followed a link and I am so glad I did! I am a new follower!

Patty said...

I love your handmade embellishments and signed up for your you tube feeds! Love the butterflies! It's the first time I have ever been excited to do laundry... need some clean dryer sheets! LOL!

Yvonne Russell said...

I'm already a follower. I've added your wonderful candy to my sidebar at and linked back.

Thank you so much.

Yvonne Russell said...

My fave project is Everything's Peachy

I'm experimenting with vintage and handmade flowers and the group of handmade flowers on this card is just exquisite. I'd like to try this style of handmade flower myself now.

Thank you.

Roxanne said...

Ok...I am a follower...was just a blurker :)
I am not sure I could chose a project, they are all beautiful. Amazing talent.