Thursday, March 1, 2012

One Year Blogiversary {with a BIG giveaway}!!!

Hello friends!  I have just celebrated two milestones within the last couple of weeks... one being a MAJOR one!  I celebrated my Birthday on the 22nd as well as my ONE YEAR BLOGIVERSARY on the 17th!!!  It has been one year and 128 posts since I joined this FABULOUS world of crafting and blogging... and I could not have reached this milestone without all of YOU... my WONDERFUL readers & crafty friends!  I still cannot believe that it has been just one year since I crafted my first card ever and started blogging!  

For those of you that don't know, this ALL began with my dear hubby purchasing me a Cricut Expression for Christmas 2010.  I had NEVER crafted a thing in my life before that!  I remember sitting there for a few days just staring at the machine, thinking "Okay, now what?".  It wasn't long before I got my Cricut up and running... thanks to Google and all of YOUR fabulous blogs!  I ventured into a hobby that I can't believe I lived without for so long!  I have been hooked since day one... the day I discovered My Pink Stampers tutorial videos. :)  And I must say, it has been an AMAZING journey ever since!  I have learned a PLETHORA of tips and techniques... from cardmaking to scrapbooking, tag making, ATCs, and so forth!  I now own a REDONKULOUS amount of crafty supplies and also have my very own craft room!!!! :)

Crafting and cardmaking has been more than just a hobby for me this past year.  It has been THERAPY!  It has gotten me through good times and bad.  It has become my stress reliever, my 'go to' when I am having a bad day and am down in the dumps.  

So... to extend this celebration with all of YOU... I am having a ONE YEAR BLOGIVERSARY GiVeAwAy!!!!  That's right.... it's time to give away some AWESOME goodies!  And since this is such a huge milestone for me, I'd like to make this GiVeAwAy EXTRA special and easy peasy!

All you have to do is become a follower, 'like' my Facebook Page and leave a comment below this post letting me know that you have done so!  If you are already a follower and a fan of my Facebook Page, just leave a comment stating that you are!  Like I said... EaSy PeAsY!  Also, if you happen to have an extra minute or two to spare, please spread the word to your friends and family on your blog or Facebook!  This is not required, but will be greatly appreciated! :)  

The GiVeAwAy will close on Sunday, March 18th at midnight with the WINNER being announce on Monday, March 19th!  Again, I am so blessed to be able to celebrate with all of YOU!

Here is ALL that the WINNER will receive... 

Cricut Imagine Ancestry Cartridge

Two Close To My Heart D-Size Stamp Sets

A Sampler of CTMH's 2012 Spring/Summer Background & Texture Papers &  A Bundle of Ribbon

Bling, Flowers, Studio G Inks, Adhesive Pearls, Black CTMH Distress Ink, Brown CTMH Distress Ink, & a Post-It Note Holder made by ME! :)

Stamp Block, More Stamps, & Three CTMH Ink Pads

Here is another shot of some items that I have mentioned above, as well as a Mini Easel and  Mini Gel Pen.

CTMH Card Kit & Two Greeting Cards w/ Envelopes made by Me! :)

And YES, I have also included a Close To My Heart 2011 Autumn/Winter Idea Book as well as a 2012 Spring/Summer Idea Book in this AWESOME package!

Good luck to you & Have a SCRAPPY day!


Jo Ann V

congrats on this wonderful milestone!!!!!!!!!! these goodies are awesome. thanks. yipee!!!!!!! i'm the first to leave a comment.

terriavidreader (IN-USA)

Congrats. I still don't have that machine, but I do love cardmaking! And I like all those videos too! Thanks for a chance to win!


Wow what great milestones... congrats
I am a follower and i like your facebook page..thanks for the chance to win all those goodies...

Pat N.

Congratulations on your one-year blogaversary, Jennie! Sounds like you've been having a great time. I know the feeling after celebrating my one-year in December. I love it, too! What a very generous giveaway you're having. I've been a follower for quite a while, but I don't facebook, sorry.--Pat N.


WOOT WOOT.....what a celebration...congrats and thanks soooo much for the chance at winning...of course i'm a follower..


wow Congratulations!!! I "LIKED" your facebook page and a follower!! Thanks for a wonderful chance to win some goodies.


Congratulations on your fantastic milestone! Thank you for the awesome chance to win, I am a follower of your blog and FB!
workmanscraps at gmail dot com


Congrats on your blogaversery!!!!! I am a follower of your blog. and facebook too!

Jessica Kubit

Congrats on your anniversary! I love my cricut and am just now getting into CTMH. You do some beautiful work.


Oh congrats -- that is great!

Belated Happy Birthday - - hope it was a great one!

I have joined your blog!!!


I am a follower and a FB liker! Your designs are beautiful, I love the simple way you use ribbon and snippets of lace... Happy Anniversary and keep on crafting!


Congrats on a wonderful year! I liked you on fb and am a follower. Wishing you a fun and successful 2nd year! Gayle

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Congrats on a year and posting so many things! Thank you for the chance to win such a great prize.

stampindoll at aol dot com.


Congrats to you! what an awesome giveaway!Cathy M


Your story and your work is totally awesome. I new to crafting. This blog page is inspiring.

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Your story and your work is totally awesome. I new to crafting. This blog page is inspiring.


Congratulations on your Blog
Anniversary and your Birthday, too! I am now a follower here and Cricut Mania on FB. Glad to find you and am looking forward to seeing more! I am currently on Cricut Users and Imagine Users on FB and that is where I saw you, BTW!
Thank you for the awesome giveaway too!


wow!! HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!! and HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY!! I have followed ur blog for awhile now and just added u on FB!! this is such a great give away! I would love to have these items!! thanks for sharing with us!!


Happy, happy belated birthday and blogaversary!! What an amazing giveaway!! I am already a follower and I liked your FB page!! I also added this to my sidebar!! Thanks so much for the chance to win :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Crafting With Courtney

Just came across your site while I was looking at CTMH blogs (debating becoming a consultant). I'm a new follower & fb fan. Congratulations on your upcoming blogaversary. It is almost my 1 year as well.


I would love to win this giveaway...I'm kinda in the same place you were....I have been doing scrapbooking for awhile now,but I'm not will good at it and
I just now bought a cricut and 10 carts but haven't really used it it scares anyway thanks for the chance to win!!!!!


Congrats on this milestone, you have come so far in just one year! I'm a follower of everything :-) isn't crafting soo addictive?


Happy Birthday and Happy Blog-aversary!!! Can't believe you just started a year ago-amazing! Glad I found your blog and am happy to become a new follower and FB fan. Congrats!


Hi Jennie, First of all Congrats on your 1 year Blogiversary and secondly Happy Birthday! I can't really speak right now I am too busy drooling over these goodies!!! I am your newest follower and FB Fan... I have posted and linked your drool worthy Giveaway on my FB page and my blog sidebar, thanks for the chance to win and hope you visit me too! I am BRAND new to the Cricut... and have lots to learn!
Crafty Hugs,
pendrah at comcast dot net


Happy 1st Blogiversary!!! I am now a follower after just finding your blog! thank you for the chance to win this awesome blog candy....


Beautiful blog! And I love your works. :) Happy Blogiversary! Thank you for this generous candy! Many greetings from Malaysia.



Am a new follower :)



Congratulations dear for one year completion. And wish you many more successful years to come on your way. Yours new follower and you are really generous to offer such a great candy.


Congratulations on your anniversary! I am hoping to save enough extra cash to sign up for CTMH before the end of March. I would really enjoy playing with all the new products you are offering in your giveaway! Thanks for the chance!


Happy Birthday and congratulations of your blogging anniversary! I do not have facebook, but I wanted to still send wish you another great year of blogging!


Hi! Unfortunately I don't have facebook account but I'd like to join your great candy, if accepted.


Liked your facebook page.


Congratulations on your milestones! :-) I am a follower and I like your Facebook page! Thanks for the chance to win! :-)

Robin's Crafty Thing's

Congratulations!! I didn't even know you had a blog. Became a follower of both :)

Crafty Mama of Four

Congratulations! I've been following you on fb for awhile! Nice giveaway! :D


Congrats on reaching such an amazing milestone! I am now following you on FB too!


Very beautiful candy. Hope I'm lucky enough to win.


17th march is my birthday & also your blog too......deference between my age & your blog.....This candy may be my birthday gift........Ha!.....Ha! Nice giveaway!!!!!


Congratulations on your birthday and your blogaversary. This crafty world is pretty cool huh! It has been a saving grace for me this past year. I am happy to be a follower. Thanks for a chance to win too!

Pam at


Congratulations on your 1 year blog anniversary. I am a new fan on your facebook and follower too.
Thanks for a chance to win your super giveaway.

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