Monday, March 17, 2014

Blog Anniversary & Giveaway

Photo Credit: Preciously Me
So, funny story - today I thought to myself, "I should really host a big giveaway to celebrate when my blog turns one year old." Then I went back and checked the date of my first post ever ... March 12th, 2013. *oops* Needless to say this anniversary post is a few days late but without further delay ...


I began this blog so that I could enter online crafty contests that required you to link to a post of your entry. I never really expected anyone to read it. I was completely gobsmacked when people began commenting on my posts. When I began getting followers I would run into my husband's office and tell him ... "honey, I have 5 followers! .. Honey, I have 20 followers!!!" I confess, I still do this.

Slowly, this little blog of mine grew and blossomed and now I can't really imagine life without it. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for taking the time to read my posts. Your comments and feedback mean the world to me! I've met so many wonderful and inspiring people through blogging, and I'm looking forward to meeting even more of you in year two!

To celebrate having reached the one year mark, I am giving away a huge prize pack that includes .... 

One flair button set of your choice (see options here)
One standard washi tape roll of your choice (see options here)
The Love You To Pieces stamp (here)
Everyday Journaling Tags (here)
Pastel Brad Stickers (here)
... and lots of other fun surprises!

Entering the giveaway is easy peasy! All you have to do is ...
1) Be a follower of my blog
2) Leave a comment on any past post that you haven't already commented on (not including this one)
3) Leave a comment below this post letting me know you want to win! :)
* Bonus entry if you blog, tweet or write a Facebook post about this giveaway!

For those who are having trouble following with Google Friend Connect, try clicking on "join this site" and then "more options" and then "follow". Hope that helps!! xx

That's it! The giveway will remain open until March 31st, 2014. Good luck everyone!! xx


  1. Yeah! Congrats on a year of blogging and already so many followers! This is a lovely part of the blogosphere to drop into from time to time and now that I've been blogging for more than 7 years now, I remember how exciting it was to get more and to celebrate those first few years! it might be time for me to find a celebration to have on mine! I have you on bloglovin' but just joined as a follower too :-)

    Here's to many more years.

  2. I"m A follower, now heading off to see what I can read on your blog. BTW, I started my blog for the same reason and cannot believe that people stop by to visit me. it's funny, but great and I watch my numbers too!

  3. Congrats on a year! I'm a big fan of your work!!

  4. Congrats! I still get excited about new followers too! Plus I get excited to get a visitor from a new country, so cool we can reach ALL over the world! I love my international friends and have loved reading and following your blog, I've learned a lot of fun stuff! Keep up the good work!

  5. I like your way of celebrating cute card. hugs

  6. Thanks for checking me out

    hopped on over to see you & looks like I had great timing .....

    going to look at all of your scrap goodness .....

  7. Yay! Congratulations!!! So happy to already be a follower! Thanks so much!

  8. Can't wait to continue to see your posts. You have another follower now!

  9. Congratulations Stephanie ... you have come a LONG way in a year!!! I'm already a follower (being a fellow Master Forger). Hoping your shop continues to grow and grow along with the pleasure you're getting from the interwebs!
    P.S. I'd love to win - I'll add this post to my sidebar right now!

  10. I'd love to be in with the chance of winning.
    I've found you through CKC and love your happy style of crafting.
    Happy Anniversary - here's to the next years worth of posts :)

  11. Hi Stephanie and congrats from me too. I would also love to win your candy and will be blogging about it before the end of the month :)

  12. Congrats on the anniversary - I've been following for a while now! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  13. Congrats on 1 year anniversary!! Thank you for leaving comment on my blog, I greatly appreciate it! :) I'm following you now on Bloglovin'.

  14. I also left a comment on your blog post other than this one :)

    I tweeted about this giveaway!

    Shared on Google Plus!

    1. Thanks so much for helping to get the word out Alexia! :)

  15. Congratulations!!! 1 year is a big hill to climb. So glad you made it. I now follow you on bloglovin (amyjones8546)

    I want to win!!! Thank you for the chance to add to my stash. I shared on google+, twitter: and on my FB page for you. I am off to comment on another one or two of your posts. HUGS

  16. Congrats!!! 1 year is a big deal.....and so awesome to have so many followers...I totally understand how exciting it is to receive a comment on one of your posts....I still get all giddy with excitement.... I follow you on bloglovin (tqmnurse) and on Robin N I shared on google+ ... Heading to comment on some of your other posts :)

  17. Congratulations for your blogs anniversary, it is really nice:) I commented a post about Sketch N Scrap, there is a problem on followers gadget so I couldn't begin to follow you but I will correct it soon. I want to win this great giveaway:)

  18. I posted it on facebook,

  19. Congratulations..blogging is such a great way to stay in touch with like minded people. I'd love to be in with a chance of winning. I have always made comments on here and am off now to make sure I do another one! Keep blogging!


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