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!!
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. . .
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:
- 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)
- please place my candy photo with a link to my blog on your sidebar
- please leave a comment on this post
- 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 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!