Wednesday, September 19, 2007

*Happy Blogaversary!*

I can't believe an entire year has passed since I started blogging. I started my blog, kind of on a whim. I don't think that I imagined I would enjoy it as much as I do.

I love that it has inspired me to go down to my craft space and create so much more than I had in the previous year.

I have met some spectacular people through my blog and have been blessed with several new online friends.

The world of creative bloggers have given me so much inspiration and so many ideas... for that I am thankful.

To celebrate my First Blog Anniversary (or Blogaversary!), I am giving away a little treat to one lucky winner. What is this little treat? I will send to the one lucky winner, one Lizzie Anne stamp set valued at $19.99 (or less). This stamp set will be chosen by the winner... I will then order it and have it sent directly to the winner.

Now, what do you have to do to win this awesome prize? Please leave a comment on this post and tell me what your favourite card or project has been from my blog in the last year.

THIS CONTEST WILL CLOSE ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19th at midnight.

Thanks to everyone who pops by to visit.... I hope you find something here once in a while that helps to inspire your creativity!

108 comments:

Dale Anne said...

CONGRATULATIONS on One Year Anniversary of blogging!!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the blogaversary. I found your blog and have been checking in quite regularly. There are so many things I like how to choose just 1? I really liked the gift card tins you posted in December.


Michelle T

Anonymous said...

Hey Nancy, congrats on your first blogaversary! You've done a lot of great cards over that time and it was hard to come up with one fave but I think I will pick the acetate card you recently posted. I love some of the different items you have used on your cards - things you don't normally think of putting on a card! Thanks for the inspiration and keep it up.

Jeanette Y.

Nicole Anderson said...

Nancy, I just found your blog less than a month ago, so I haven't seen too much, nor have I had time to check out your archives. BUT, I have to say by far, your GROOVY WASABI totally won me over. I loved the color combo, layout and I always love to see a hint of black, although I never seem to do it! SO, that is my fave, SO FAR... Congrats on your Anniversary! nicole a.

Flossie's Follies said...

Congrtulations, WOW one year, that is fantastic. Love all your work, that is why I stalk your blog but would have to say the Wedding gate fold card you did in June. Love the embossing and cute stamp.

scrappintrish said...

I will have to say the acetate card that you recently posted!!! Your creations are always beautiful and I love some of the different ideas that you come up with! Happy Anniversary! hehe!!

Krisstee said...

I just went through your whole blog and I am taken with the edding card from June 11th. I love basic white.....so sharp and crisp looking. The image is just darling.
Keep up the good ork.......I always enjoy seeing your ork from day to day.

Krisstee said...

I really must clean out the cracker crumbs under the letter W on this keyboard! grrrrrrrrrrr!

Splashryan said...

I love reading your blog and seeing all your great creations! My fave's from the past have been 'He Loves Me' and Mother's Day #1. Thanks for letting us play for such great candy.

Mary Campbell said...

Congrats on your first year celebration. I love all your cards esp. the Baroque Motifs back in July. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

Suzanne said...

Nancy - Congratulations on the 1-year anniversary! I love coming to your blog each day - I love the projects you share and love it that I know you. My favorite post for the last year is your very first one. I enjoyed that post because it is so true - I feel the same way a lot of the time. It is hard to just 'play' - I always want every card/page to turn out perfectly.

I also like Flashback Fridays - it is interesting to see how things have changed! Thanks for the constant inspiration.

Jen said...

I don't specifically have a fav, because there are so many that I am drawn too, but I have to say I really like the Flashback Friday's. Thanks for sharing so much, and congrats on the anniversary.

Well Said Cards said...

Congrats! I liked your paper clips project - it's what inspired me to try it.

Laura said...

Nancy - Congratulations on your Blogaversary!!!! I was going back over your blog and I saw this picture you posted http://nancyscreativemess.blogspot.com/2007/04/happy-easter.html - it is so cute.

Cindy Keery said...

Happy Blogiversary to you!! You're the one who inspired (coaxed) me to start blogging and I'm so glad you did!

I hope you will keep it up for a long time to come! Even though I have many many blogs that I look at yours is definitely still one of my top favorites!

Thanks for offering such a nice blog candy! I hope I win. :-)

Cindy

Allison said...

Woo hoo...yummy candy! Happy blog-a-versary! (I have to look this word up in the urban dictionary and see if it is there!) Also, thanks for the invite to your crafting space...I so want your scissors, cutter, punches, etc. etc. now! It was tons of fun!

Toni said...

Hey! Congrats on your anniversary! I visit every day! My favorite card, so far, is the acetate one. But I like the last one you posted too, the flashback one!

jodene said...

Congrats on one year. My favorite are the card tins you made at Christmas last year. I wish you continued success on your blog. Thanks for the chance.

Pat S. said...

Hi Nancy!
Happy One Year Blogaversary!
Woo-Hoo!!!

Thank you for offering a marvelous prize for us to celebrate with you :)

My favorite card is the Tent Topper that you made for a friend (back in June). It is so simple, but so tastefully done...now that's one I might can handle :)

Cindy Keery said...

Ooops I forgot to mention what my favorite card is!

Here it is...

http://bp1.blogger.com/_ntTmZwTXOBk/Rq4B0wkCQdI/AAAAAAAAA0s/-Z7QWLjUfoc/s1600-h/116.JPG

Shannon said...

Happy blogaversary! I had a blast last night - thanks for organizing our get-together. My favorite thing on your blog was when you started your Flashback Friday - it was great to see how your style changed and evolved.

Charlene Weaver said...

Happy Blogaversary Nancy! I read your blog daily and have found everything useful and inspirational in some way. I really like all your bella creations though; you are what inspired me to buy my first one! Congrats again.

Cindy Keery said...

Let's try that again... I hope this link works!

http://nancyscreativemess.blogspot.com/2007/07/i-love-this-set.html

Cathy said...

Congrats on 1 year Blogaversary. Love the name. You picked a hard question. I just like all your creatived and talented artwork. But I will have to say I really like the Christmas tag card. It's simple but so cute. Thanks for a chance.
cmeyers@hughes.net

Angel Wilde said...

Happy Blogaversary! I really like some of the cards you did back in july. BUT, the clear card you made last Sunday is my fave. It rocks! And I agree with you.... blogging makes me want to stamp more!

Peggy Maier said...

Happy Blogaversary! I had to go WAY back for my favorites among your cards, but I finally found it... May 28 (when you had the foot trouble). Anyhow, that card is so clean & simple - I really love it!

Donna said...

Hi Nancy! Happy Blogaversary!

My favorite card/project is
Spring Dreams

the colors are awesome & I love the layout

scfranson said...

Congratulations! You have a wonderful blog. My favorite is from June, Summer Sunshine. I love those colors.
Claudia

Jackie W. said...

Hi Nancy! Congratulations on your anniversay of blogging! I know you must put a lot of work into it! I enjoy reading it so much, and I especially liked your business cards. They were awesome and I think I liked them so much because it's a lot of work for such "small" items. Good luck in the future as well!!

Tami said...

Congrats on your blogaversary! I really like the acetate card that you created. It's absolutely beautiful!

Heather Leech said...

Congratulations!!
I went back through my google reader to look at the posts from your blog that I had 'starred'. I went back even further than when I first subscribed and discovered Dots and Bugs from back in Feb. I love the colors and the dry embossing!! Thanks for a year of awesome inspiration!!
Heather L.

YankeeTexan said...

Congrats! Exciting for you and for us!! I have to say that I really love the simple and elegant card you made with the Baroque Motifs set and posted on July 30th. I can't get enough of that set, and I love the way you made the card look very clean, yet added bling to make it extra special! (http://nancyscreativemess.blogspot.com/2007/07/i-love-this-set.html)

Brenda said...

Congrats on your first Blogaversary! And that is one sweet treat! My fav card is the "scrap of plastic" sticker card you made...so unique! Thanks for the inspiration & all the great ideas!
~Brenda H.

Amy said...

I think the project that made me think, "Hey, I can do that!" was your scrap of plastic card in August. It was one of those lightbulb moments for me!

Ijsbeer said...

Congrats on your blogaversary! Its really hard to pick just one but I'll pick the "have a beautiful day" card you posted in June:) I love the flowers and the colours and just all of it:) And I hope you have a beautiful day and week!

Peggy S said...

Congrats on 1 year!! What a milestone! One of my favorite cards you made used one of my favorite stamp sets--- Lizzie Anne Jolie Fleurs -- the acetate cards. That was so cool - I need to find some acetate to try it myself. :)

Andrea Hays said...

I love these 3! http://bp0.blogger.com/_ntTmZwTXOBk/RsTdNX3p-XI/AAAAAAAABCc/jQIQgiVeJSg/s1600-h/Julie.JPG

http://bp1.blogger.com/_ntTmZwTXOBk/RrnkkAkCR5I/AAAAAAAABAs/5MdGMkLrWX4/s1600-h/121.JPG

http://bp3.blogger.com/_ntTmZwTXOBk/RtWy233p-rI/AAAAAAAABE8/VZfJVq2DbdQ/s1600-h/132.JPG

You are such an inspiration! Keep up the great work!

Betty said...

Congrats!! My favorite is your Dots and Oddles posted in January.

HeyHeyPaula said...

Congratulations on your one year anniversary. I enjoy visiting your blog. It was hard to pick just one favorite but I really liked the thank you card you made using sketch challenge 128. Very stunning. Thanks for offering such yummy blog candy.

Melanie aka Batgirl said...

I really love this card:
http://nancyscreativemess.blogspot.com/2007/08/flashback-friday_10.html

congrats on one year!!!

Janine said...

Thanks for giving us a chance to win something! I read your blog often; one of my favorites is "scrap of plastic." It's beautiful!

chinamomxtwo said...

First, I must say, I really enjoy your blog--your artistic creativity and the writing that goes with it :)
I went back and looked at a few posts tho I already knew what I wanted to pick...and like a few others I see commenting, it is the scrap of plastic. I love having those Ah HA! moments when you think--that looks great *I* can do that (too) !!! :)

Congrats on a year of blogging!
Jeanne

dasimonds said...

Hi Nancy...
"CONGRATULATIONS"..on your first
one year Anniversary..woohoo!!
Having to pick one is very hard...
The beautiful card that you did back in June[tent topper card] is one of my favorites..Love the floral scallop. Thanks for sharing all your beautiful work with us.
Thanks for the chance to WIN your Blog candy.


Dee

Kelly Sampson AKA Emmiestamps said...

Congrats and Happy Blogversary!! I love you and your blog !! Sucha fabulous place to visit!

Cindy Vernon said...

I really liked the wedding cuttlebug gate card. Very cute! Happy one year of blogging.

kamstamper said...

Congratulations on your one year anniversary! You have so many beautiful cards and crafted items on your blog. I especially loved the card that you made for your Mom for her birthday. It was just beautiful! Thanks for all the wonderful ideas!

Katie said...

OUt of everything!! Wow!! I really like the peeka boo card from the 28th of Aug..well, those are my favorite colors!! LOL. And I loved the latest acetate card. I need to make some of those!

Conrats Nancy!!

Jana Weaver said...

Happy Blogaversary! One whole year...that's great! I love all your creations...but the most recent one which caught my eye is the Pretty Butterfly card. I love it's simple elegance!!

Linda SS said...

I really like your frog card because it was the first time you tried your Prismacolors with the gamsol and blender. I'm hoping to get some soon and I was impressed at how well you did and I'm hoping I will be as good at using them as you are. Happy 1 year to you!

Kathi said...

I'm unable to narrow it down to just one but must say I love how you take the Marvy giga punches along with a cuttlebug embossing folder and create diverse and beautiful cards. It's inspiration for me to see how one punch can be the creative vehicle for so many other cards.

Karen Gladney said...

Congrats on blogging for a year. You have an awesome blog and I visit it often. My favorite things on your blog are your bella cards. I just love them and can't get enough. Tks for the opportunity to win blog candy!

Janet B said...

Congratulations! That sure is a milestone. Now--Do I really have to choose only one thing I liked in the past year? That's an impossibility really...everything you have done here has inspired me in one way or another. I am intrigued by the acetate card--so much so that I have already purchased some white ink so I can try it myself.

Thanks for sharing...I just love visiting here.

Janet B

Susan Liles susiestampalot said...

congrats on the blogiversary!! my fave is the hinged coaster box from may. love the colors, paper, flowers--al of it and i never thought to put a hinged lid on it!! wow!!

Trina said...

Hi Nancy,

Congrats on doing this for a full year!!!
My favorite cards (notice plural, cause I can't pick just one!!) are your cards done with the baroque motifs set...they are gorgeous and made me want that set too, and your newest acetate card.. thought it rocked!!

jmniffer said...

Congrats on your one year of blogging. I know I check in regularily and love what you do. My favorite things to see are 3D projects like the coaster box you did in March.

Yosha said...

Congratulations! Your blog is one of my daily visits and I just love your projects! As for a favourite the bella cards from June are great. I like the layers on the card!

Yosha

ckemling said...

Happy Blogging! Congrats. Your cards are great. A favorite of mine is the acetate card! I love the freshness of it. Thanks for sharing!

Kathy W said...

One of my absolute favorites of your cards is the one you posted in June for the PageMaps Anniversary contest...the beautiful card with all those primas!!! Congrats on your blog anniversary; I so enjoy checking in to see your wonderful creations. Thanks for the chance to win a Lizzie Anne Design set; I have several on my wish list.

Laura W said...

Congrats!! I really like the card you have on our April 30th post. Not sure why, but it's very bright and cheery!! :)

CAKVD said...

OMG!! I LOVE Lizzie Anne stamps!! What a fabulous prize! All your creations are great, so it was hard to choose, but I love your card in the "floral challenge" post in April!!

Thanks!
Cheryl KVD

Pat S. said...

Hi Nancy!
Happy One Year Blogaversary!
Woo-Hoo!!!

Thank you for offering a marvelous prize for us to celebrate with you :)

One of my favorite cards that you did is the Chocolate Chip color challenge back in January. I really like how you stamped the strip and then ran it through the cuttlebug...very nice effect!

Ida Faye said...

Congratulations on your one year anniversary. I just found your site thanks to Allison. Haven't seen all your cards yet, but I love the one on acetate you did earlier this month. Thanks for sharing awesome blog candy.

serenarepsold said...

My favorite card so far, is one you posted on April 30th. Of course, it's floral and you included chipboard and double sided paper (stripes). The colors just sing to me plus you used one of the Michael's $1 stamps. Too cute. Congrats on your anniversary!

Michelle said...

Congrats on 1 year of blogging, very exciting, I can totally relate to you saying that if you are blogging regularly than you have to be creating regularly, it challenges you...in a good way!

To pick one project, well I can't, I really like them all Nancy, you are very talented. Thanks for the inspiration and here's to another year of fantastic blogging!

Cheers

Lilian said...

happy one year anniversary! :)

i still love the gate fold cards you did a while back-- the one with red/black/white flowers and the wedding card.

thanks for the chance to win.

Kristina said...

I like your Peek a boo card from August!
Congrats on one whole year of blogging!

melissa roth said...

My favorite Christmas card of all time is on your blog. It's a snowflake, pale blue on white and covered in glitter. I found it to be so gorgeous and elegant. Congrats on your great year of blogs.

MANDEE said...

Congrats on your bloaversary! and ys, you do inspire our creativity!
i am new to the blog thing, but my favorite that I have seen SO FAR is your post on 8-30 th for SCRAP OF PLASTIC, it is the first time i have seen something like that ( i lead a sheltered life!) something about that really intriqued me!!! i also just like reading your blogs in general, they make me smile! : )

kirstensmom said...

Congrats on your Blogaversary!! I LOVE the Clearly It's Clear card a few posts down!! Thanks for all the great ideas!!
Kelly S

Monika/Buzsy said...

Is this s trick question? Pick one card? OK, I like your cards using Baroque Motifs you borrowed from a friend, especially the one you posted on July 30th... BTW! I love the blings on yours cards! Thanks for the yummy candy!

Diane said...

Congrats on your blog anniversary! I visit almost every day! My favorite card, thus far, is the pink acetate card you did just recently. But I like when you do the flashback one's, as it is always nice to see how far we've evolved in stamping!

Ghazal(ghazal_31005@yahoo.com) said...

Happy Blogaversary! I really love your blog, it's full of inspirations for me!
You've lots of great cards, so it's hard to choose my favorite. But I think I will pick the card that you made for color challenge #127. And I really love the business cards too.

Lori-Lynn M said...

Congratulations on your first year blogaversary. I am amazed at both your blogging and your card making. Your cards are beautiful and very inspiring. Kudos on a job well done. I also like the wedding card done in June

Heather B said...

One year? Good for you! I like all of the tent toppers you have done. I like that concept and need to try it out for myself.
Heather B

janet allen said...

I love the "Pretty Butterfly" card you made. I had never though of the two colors together and it really turned out fabulous. I also loved the colors you used. Happy Anniversary of your blog & thank you for sharing your amazing projects.

Jody Larson said...

Congrats Nancy on your 1 year anniversary!! One of my favorite posts is the fantasy box.

Elaine said...

Hi!! I love Clearly Clear - that is a style you don't see much of everywhere else, and it is soooo neat!

Jodie said...

Thanks for the chance to win some goodies!! My favorite card is definitely the little froggy card that you used to showcase your prismacoloring..so cute!!

Joy T. said...

I'm not participating because I don't have a clue how to rubber stamp. I know I know. It should be easy, but I tried once and I got smudges and then I tried coloring in the stamp and it looked like a two year old did it so I never went back. I will say though that the acrylic card you did was awesome and it made me 'almost' want to try my hand at making a card again :o) But I did want to say a huge congratulations on your one year Blogaversary!! It's been a real pleasure coming out of lurk mode to get to know you better :o)

Laurie said...

I love so many of your things - that's why I subscribed to your blog as soon as I found it! But your acetate card was the first one I've seen - gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!!! I love your cards, keep up the great work!
Judy R

Rhonda said...

Happy Blogaversary to you! Thank you for all of your inspiration! I really like your Aug 22 pick a petal ALMOST one layer card.

Corie said...

Congrats on the anniversary. You are one of the best out there, thanks for all the inspiration!!

The Queen Of Scrap said...

First of all I love your blog, I visit everyday!I couldn't choose just one card so I will give you the dates of the the couple I chose! July 9, 2007, June 11, 2007, March 25, 2007, Feb. 13, 2007, December 16, 2006 and Oct. 7, 2006! You are such an inspiration! Congratulations on your one year!

Anonymous said...

Hi Nancy! Congrats on your anniversary. Yours was one of the first blogs I bookmarked! I think my favorite projects were your cd gift card tins and most recently your Clearly it's clear acetate card. I'm actually going to do the cd tins with my MOPS group. Thank you for all the inspiration you have given me.

Jennifer S

Tracy.H said...

Congrats, Nancy!! I have enjoyed visiting your blog, seeing all your beautiful creations, reading about your family life and stealing...I mean casing all your wonderful cards!! There have been so many, how can I pick just one!? Well this recent one I love...and I got to see it in person too!!

http://nancyscreativemess.blogspot.com/2007/08/colour-challenge-gone-wrong.html

Julie R said...

Happy Blogaversary...congratulations.

How do you choose one..hmm. I think one of the cards that I liked the best was the little bit of plastic. The cokors you used.

Donna said...

Without a doubt, your Scrap of Plastic project just WOW'd me!!

Donna
http://rubystamper.blogspot.com

EJ said...

I honestly really like the card you just posted, I am very "IN" to the longer notecards from Stampin Up at the moment. I just received my shipment yesterday!! WOO HOO!

On a side note, I have been a lurker but have finally decided to start my own blog...any tips on how to do my own fun heading instead of the premade layouts would be awesome. You can Email me at ElizabethIU at hotmail. Thanks!

Heather said...

Congratulations, Nancy! Can't believe how quickly a year has passed. I love reading your blog posts (even if I don't comment everytime!) It is the highlight of my mornings.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your one year Anniversay. It is so nice to such talent from Canada. YEH!YEH! I have to say my favorite care is "PEEKABOO" I was at my stamping up club and would have never bought that stamp set. But I love it and love your card. Gives me inspiration to keep using my set. Thanks again for your blog site. Keep up the excellent blog that keeps us fellow stampin up stampers going. Your inspiration, ideas are so much fun.

Regards from a Southern Ontario Stamper, Susan

Jules said...

Congratulations on your 1 year anniversary. Time has a way of just driving by far too quickly.
I loved the acetate card that you did more than a week ago. One day I will get up the nerve to try it. Thanks for your inspiration.

Kerry J. said...

Congrats on your anniversary!! One of my faves is your acetate card with the Lizzie Anne stamps. Thanks for everything!

Pat S. said...

Hi Nancy!
Happy One Year Blogaversary!

Thank you for offering a marvelous prize for us to celebrate with you :)

Too pooped to craft....ha! Join the club...and you're right, it couldn't possibly have anything to do with age :)

I really like the card that you posted today. I don't remember seeing that sketch, but it is so cute with the flowers that you stamped down the middle. Great color combo too!

bluemoon said...

Happy Anniversary. Isn't paper the symbol for your 1st anniversary? How fitting lol. I love your flashback Fridays, and your cute little froggie cards among others.

Bernice D said...

Congrats, your blog is great. I loved you Sep 09 acetate card with the Friends stamp...I love that stamp,

Anonymous said...

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oooohhh! (everyone now - it's the Flintstones Anniversary song...)

-bonnie s

NancyS (momsnack) said...

One of my favorites was the Black, White & Red all over - I believe it was a Mother's Day card - love the simplicity!
NancyS (momsnack

Kathi said...

I'm thoroughly enamored right now with anything that has the clear acetate and yours are particulary inspiring. I have to say you do some great things when you cut out simple shapes and attach them to the card in wonderful ways.

Joyce T said...

Congratulations on your Blog 1 year anniversary Nancy.

I check your blog regularly. I love the acetate card and wedding card. But I also enjoy the source of inspiration that you offer. Thanks for all you do.

nettystamps said...

One year old...who says you can't go back and relive our childhood...LOL I really enjoyed your December blogs. I love xmas and you obviously do to. Your blogs screamed excitement as well as enjoyment. I just liked reading them, cards and candy were just bonuses....LOL

Congrats,

anette648@yahoo.com

Shadowcatcher said...

Congrats on a year! Yay you! Hard to choose a favorite, but this card from your May 7 post came to my mailbox and I LOVE it. Here's to another fantastic blogging year! :)

Lorraine said...

Happy Bolaversary! I can't believe it's been a year already! My favourite card was the Bella Card with her in her pajamas...I'd go back and find it, but I'm lazy.

Have a fun day! Maybe do some crafting?

Lorraine

stampin_melissa said...

Happy Anniversary! I love so many of your cards (that's why you're in my Reader! LOL!) it is hard to pick one, but I'll choose the Swimming Froggies! Those guys are just adorable! My son would LOVE it! :D

charity said...

i love the clear cards...just recently you did clearly it's clear. i just think they are really cool.

thanks for a chance to win blog candy!!

congrats on the blogaversary!!!!

refeek said...

I love the business card samples you made. I've been wanting to do something like that for a while and seeing yours provided the inspiration I needed. Congrats on you blogaversary - a year is a major milestone - keep up the great work!

Anonymous said...

From one Nancy to another... congrats on one year. Now I can't remember the sketch #... something like SC123 or 128?? I thought that card was just great! Loved everything about it.
Maybe it's your name, but I keep coming back to your blog!

Nancy Jo

Suzy said...

Congrats on one year! I am *just* starting out :)

My favorite card is your Reason to Smile butterfly card. I love the simple yet elegant sketch and the colors are just so perfect. Made me break out that set and use it for once lol.