Saturday, May 8, 2010

It's my one year blogoversary!! Candy + Freebie

I can't believe this blogging thing (and cardmaking hobby) has been going on for one year now!

One year ago, I posted my first project which was a Mother's Day word album (see below) and now, Mother's Day is again right around the corner and I find myself reflecting on all the wonderful things that have happened in just one year.

My first posted project:

Lots of things have changed in my personal life as well as in this crafting journey.  I was in love with my Cricut when I first got it and even though I hardly use it now, I want to go back and create things like that word album.  There's so much to celebrate about! I've been lucky enough to "meet" new people and join fantastic design teams, I've accumulated a ridiculous amount of stamps, and I still learn new things everyday.

To celebrate, I have a freebie sentiment set and a small blog candy prize to give away.

The freebie sentiment set is called: Be Yourself.  I've learned to be free with my crafting and enjoy it so much more now.  I still remember Lindsay's comment, which was to do what I want and forget about what others might think.  Thanks, Lindsay, even though you'll probably never read this.  I've been lucky enough to have had so many wonderful, inspirational crafters who create such beautiful things!

 Blog Candy prize:
Three stamps from Whimsy Stamps (Spring Stepping, Whimsy Owl, Water Lily), bouquets of Prima flowers, various lace

You will also get these as digital prizes:
Thank you Denise for giving me a chance!

3 Meljen's Designs images of your choice from the Meljen's Designs store.  
Thank you Melissa for offering this prize!

To enter the blog candy, all you have to do is post the candy on your sidebar and link back to my blog ( then leave a link (either your entire blog or your blog post) in Mr. Linky below.  I would love for you to be a follower, but that's not necessary.  This blog candy will close on May 30th, which is the day that I applied to be on the Kaboodle Doodles DT (here was my entry); Kaboodle Doodles turned out to be my first every design team :) 

Thanks for looking and for spreading the word and a very special thank you for all of you who have inspired me.  Good luck to everyone!


Saskia said...

Wow... I'm the first one to send you my CONGRATULATIONS!! Your work is a great inspiration for other crafters, thanks!!

Your candy is soooo sweet! Someone, somewhere is going to be very happy with it... I can only dream it's me! :)

Greetings & Big Hug, Saskia :)

Renkata said...

Congratulation Ann!!!
I wish you all the best.

Marley said...

Congratulations on one year of blogging!! Its great to see your first project.. well that looks so good but you grown so much!! Thank you so much for the freebie set and for this AMAZING candy!! Gonna post it in my sidebar now xxx Marley

Kaye Churchill said...

Wow Ann that is fabulous. Congratulations on your blogs 1st birthday

Sylvia said...

Congrats on your blogoversary, Ann! :)
And you did it again .. an amazing project!!!
{hugs} Sylvia

Roberta Laliberte said...

Thanks for the sentiments Ann! I love the sentimental memories! How wonderful for us that you did start blogging last year!

Congrats on your anniversary!


Brenda Brown said...

Many congratulations Ann with many more wonderful years to come.
Love and hugs Brenda xxx

*Alison* said...

WOW!!! Congrats.. this is so exciting.. I have listed you on my blog.. also I am listing your freebie on my to go out today :) thanks so much for the chance to win.. I am crossing my fingers, toes, and EYES.. :) hugs

heidy said...

Wow!!!! Congrats,and many more years.

Heather D. said...

Oops! I somehow entered twice! Ut oh! If there's a way to delete one, please do so - it wasn't intentional.

Congrats on one year! Woohoo! I wish you many, many more to come! Thank you also for the freebie! I've posted your blog candy on my blog here:

Diane M said...

Congrats, Ann. I am a blog follower and found you thru SCS. I'm so glad I did. Your sentiments are wonderful. Continued success and thank you for the generous freebies. If I had a blog, I would post for you, alas...

Diane M

debb said...

Thank you for the freebies (which I always love!) and the chance too win some delicious candy! I have posted in my sidebar and am following. Congrats on your year and for being you!

Tink said...

Thank you for the freebies! Congrats!!!!
I posted your candy on my sidebar here..

Betty Benton said...

Congratulations on your anniversary and thank you for the setiments! Also, for the chance to win some sweet candy! I am a follower now and have posted a picture of your candy to my blog (after a comedy of errors of first calling your site Rainbow Echo and then in trying to change it to Raindrop, it became Raindroop!)I used to be a pretty good typist!!

Cheryl said...

Congratuatlions! You have had quite the first year. Your work (both projects and sentiments) are beautiful - no wonder your have received so much recognition. I am proud to get the chance to work with you.

Thank you for the freebie. I love these sentiments.

Katherine said...

Happy 1st year blogger!

Aussie Loz said...

Congratulations on your first year of blogging! Wishing you all the best for many more to come!! Thanks so much for the lovely sentiments and for this gorgeous candy!! I love your Mum/MOM albumn by the way. Gorgeous! Have linked on my sidebar and added myself to Mr Linky. Thanks again ♥

Susan said...

Happy Blogoversary!! and Happy Mother's Day.

Thanks for the freebie and the opportunity to win this fab candy!

anita said...

Congrats and thanks.

anita said...

thank u so much

Pauline (Polly) said...

Hi Ann:
thank you for the chance to play in your blog candy (I've linked, posted, and I'm a follower!) ... and a Happy Blogaversary to you!
Thank you for your superb sentiments, and for the wonderful creations and inspiration you share with us!

Anita C said...

Hi Ann! Congrats on your one year blogoversary!! Wow, I just saw a link to your Mother's day sentiment giveaway on Free Digital Stamps and had to come visit. You are very talented and I can't believe all that you have accomplished in one year....way to go!! Thanks for the opportunity in winning some delicious blog candy :)

Margreet said...

Hi Ann..congrats on your blogaversary......I'm so proud to be with you on the Prairie Fairy's DT team!.....thanks for giving the chance to win this fab candy!
xxx Margreet

Anonymous said...

Wow. awesome milestone Hun & a well deserved 1 too! Your blog is just awesome & such an inspiration to us all.

Mwah, Deb xoxoxo

Ardilla said...

Thanks for the freebie.

Tahnks for this chance for candy. I put the link in my sidebar.

Mary C said...

Congratulations on your first year in blogland! I am looking forward to another year of your fabulous creations. Your candy is yummy, I posted it on my blog.

Tracey said...

Congratulations of your blogoversary Ann - doesn't time fly when you're having (especially when crafting lol).

I've linked you to my candy side bar - thanks for the chance to win this fab prize!


Marit Meijer. said...

Congratulations on your one year blog-o-versary!!!! And thanks for the chance of winning this amazing candy! I've linke in my sidebar and became a follower! Now fingers crossed!!!
Hugs, Marit.

Bubbles said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary! Fabulous candy you are giving away.
Joanne x

Teresa said...

Hello! thanks for the opportunity to participate for such a nice prize!
Congratulations on your anniversary and thanks for the sincerity of your words.
I am now your fan and add your link on my blog. Thanks!

-- said...

Congrats on your blogoversary!!!

craft_princess said...

Congrats on your blogoversary!! Thanks also for the freebie and a chance to win a spectacular prize!!


Annelies said...

Happy Blogoversary! I've put a link in my sidebar . Thanks for a chance to win! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Tracey said...

Congratulations on one year Ann! I am so glad I found your blog. I love your work!!

mamichelle said...

Congrats and thank you for the inspiration! Love your first album!

Suzie McFloozy said...

Congratulations on your 1st year blogaversary !
Thanks for the freebies and the inspiration you have provided this year - I look forward to another exciting year x
Thanks also for the chance to win this fab candy
((Hugs)) Suzie xx

Anne said...

Congratulations Ann! You've come a long way since we were both on My Grafico:).

Thank you for your freebies, I love the dog sentiments you put together a while back


Softpencil said...

Happy Blogoversary!!! ;)

Wendy ten Hove said...

Wauw! I came across your blog via a blogfriend, who had your candy in her blog and I was so happy she had that, because I'm always looking for nice sentiments to put on a card and yours are amazing!! I immediately downoaded the freebie I saw here. And I became a follower and will put the candy in my sidebar. Not only because I would love to win this candy, with all the sentiments you made and more lovely things, but also because then other blogfriends will also see it and come to have a look at your blog!!! Fabulous work, girl!! I love it! And will, from now, enjoy watching your blog and shopping around at the stores you promoted!!! Yihoe!!! loving it!
Thanks a lot for the opportunity on this candy!

Hugs, Wendy

Jamie said...

Happy blogaversery!! Great candy! Thanks so much for the chance to win :o)

Cor* said...

Congrats on your blogaversary! Funny the more scrapping toys we get, the more we forget about what we have!! I've linked ya!

The Paper Princess said...

Congrats, Ann, and thanks not only for the chance to win some fab candy, but for the awesome freebie as well!

I signed up to follow your blog and have added your candy to my sidebar at Create With Joy.

I am off to check out your challenge blog now - please stop by and visit me when you have a moment, I am hosting a giveaway too!


Jennifer said...

Happy blogaversary!
Thanks for offering such beautiful candy.
Jen x

jackiescrafts said...

I've just come across your blog and become a follower, your freebie sentiments are brilliant and so useful.
Congratulations on your 1st anniversary and thanks for offering such great candy

Jackie x

Courtney said...

Happy Blogaversary and thanks for the freebie and the chance to win some yummy candy!

Marjon said...

Happy blogaversary and thank you so much for the chance to win.. this is an awesome candy!! Hugs Marjon

angelique (anlou) said...

congrats on your new dt job.
happy blogaversary.
i became a follower i love your work.
i linked your sweet candy on my sidebar.
thanks for the opportunity to win this candy, i'm so excited.
hugs angelique

Karen McAlpine said...

Congrats on one year as a blogger. I am a new blogger myself. I have had my blog for about 4months. I put a link on my blog and became a follower. Spectacular blog candy.

fionalawlor said...

Congrats on your blog birthday! Thanks for a chance to enter for this gorgeous candy :o)
Fiona x

Michelle said...

Congrats on your blogaversary! What an amazing talent you have and I am grateful for the chance to win your fabulous blog candy.
Kind regards

Simi said...

so I also say "happy Birthday" for your blog... wow, 1 jear, gratulaitons!

Thanks for the great candy, I post it in my blog


congratulations ♥ I am amazed at the whole new world blogging brings! ♥ I have popped you on my sidebar ♥ ♥

♥ I have candy too! ♥

KarenB said...

Congratulations Ann. Your creations are amazing and it's so nice of you to share your talents with your freebie sentiments too. Wishing you continued success xx

Linda said...

What a great Candy! Thanks for the chance to win!

Penni said...

Congrats on your Blogoversary Ann. What lovely Candy you have, I've linked it in my sidebar and already follow your blog.


designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Congratulations on your 1st blogiversary! Isn't it wonderful when you realize you have been blogging for a whole year! Thank you for sharing such beautiful candy with us and giving us the opportunity to win. I will post it on my blog!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your one year Blogaversary! I wish I had everybody's stamina to stick with blogging. I love making cards and am itching to get back to it~smile~right now I'm working on a craft area other than the kitchen table.
Anyway here is the link to my blog
and I thank you for the chance to win.

Lorraine said...

BIG CONGRATS HUNI you have such a wonderful blog and thankyou for the chance of winning this awesome candy i have popped it on my sidebar xx

LIZ said...

hi, congratulation on your one year blogoversary :)
i already put your giveaway in my leftsidebar :)

email me :)

thankies for helding this giveaway

Gurkiss Scrappande said...

Thank you for the freebies :)

Congratulation on your one year blogoversary :)

Hugs Gurkiss

Dreamtime Designs said...

Congrats on your blogadversary.
Thank you for the offer of blog candy. I have added your link to my side bar. Have a great day.

Tany Sol said...

Congrats Ann!
Thank you for the chance to win this awesome candy! Really want to be the lucky winner.
I'm your follower and linked candy on my blog.

Ewik21 said...

Many congratulations Ann with many more wonderful years to come.
Hugs Ewa xxx

MP said...

More and more happy years :)!

Lotti said...

Congrats on your blogoversary and many happy returns!

Stacy said...

Congrats!! Here is my link

I posted you in my sidebar and am now following along on your great site...look forward to seeing what you write...

Lori said...

Wow... you've come a long way baby lol! Congratulations and happy crafting : )

Love and hugs ~

Sharon said...

You album is gorgeous!! Wonderful work. Thank you too for the free sentiments!!

LindaS said...

Happy blogging. I really like your cool sentiments. Do useful in many ways. TFS your talent.