Monday, January 5, 2015

One Year Anniversary and a Give Away!

I cannot believe that I have a whole year of blogging under my belt. Yay! I did it!

First of all I want to thank all of you who encouraged me, assisted me, followed me and made such lovely comments all year long. Today marks the first year anniversary of my blog and I know having all of you there with me each posting helped to make it a most enjoyable adventure for me.


I made a simple 4 x 4 size card to commemorate the occasion. I used the Gina K. Designs Stippled Nature set for the flower and the sentiment. However, I only used the "thanks" portion of the sentiment for my little canvas. My flower was first inked up with Gina K. Designs Tomato Soup lightly and then edged somewhat with Gina K. Designs Cranberry Tart before I stamped it onto the square orange card stock. I also edged around the square with the Cranberry Tart. I then added a black pearl to the center of the bloom. This was then layered onto the Spellbinder Fleur Di Lis Pendant die cut before I added it to the base card of ivory card stock. CAS but I think it has a bit of elegance with the use of that pendant die.

And to thank all of you who have been there for me this past year I am giving away a prize package. All you have to do is leave a comment on my blog. Only one per person and I will then put all the names in the hat and have hubby draw one out. You have until Friday to comment. I will try to post a winner on Saturday. Below is the prize I am giving.



Good luck everyone and thanks for making it a wonderful first year for me as a blogger. God bless you all.

Hugs,
Verna

16 comments:

Donna Ellis said...

Congratulations, Verna! I recall that I was your very first google follower, and then, your first bloglovin follower! You've come a long way in posting AND I have so very much enjoyed your artwork. Love all your techniques and the pretty art that is in each card. Wonderful 4x4 card to celebrate with! I'm looking forward to your 2nd year! hugs, de

Kathy Krug said...

You are always so sweet and encouraging. Congratulations on one year of successful blogging. Great card too. I keep forgetting about that die.

Karen Hasheck said...

Congrats on a successful year and here's to many more! I have learned so much from you and am happy we became blogging friends and worked together on the Bister article to be published this summer.

Lisa Babitz said...

Happy Anniversary! Great card. I love the tomato soup and cranberry tart combo, and that die cut looks great behind your flower panel. Well done!!

Ina said...

Congratulations Verna on your 1st year of blogging. Finding new ideas and new friends is such a great inspiration and learning experience for us all. You are always so caring and always leaving encouraging comments on our blogs. Fabulous prize for 1 lucky blogger. Love the die and stamp you used on your Thanks card. Hugs

Susan Sieracki said...

Happy Anniversary Verna! I hope to see many many more of your wonderful creations!

Becky said...

Well Congratulations on your first year of blogging. Hope you have many more. Your card is beautiful..

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Congratulations on your Blogaversary! Love the Thank you card with the fleur de lis behind the focal image. I really enjoy your cards and your blog. I've been follower from early on. I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful cards.

Barbara said...

Happy Anniversary on your first year of blogging and the great accomplishment of creating it. It's a whole new world! I enjoy seeing your beautiful creations and the motivation that comes with them. What a nice idea to celebrate your first year with a giveaway. I look forward to a healthy, creative and amazing new year.

Shari M said...

Congratulations,. Love getting the mails that you have posted. Has been a busy card year for you. Thankyou for sharing with us and hope to see many more posts. Hugz

Judy Woodland said...

Oh wow, great prize package! I think I have been blogging for about a year too, I should check that out. I'm sure I could find some stuff to give away. Your little card is adorable! I love all your cards, and I LOVE all your blogs too. A great way to keep in touch!

Beth said...

Congrats on your year anniversary Verna always enjoy visiting and looking at your beautiful cards....glad I signed up for your emails.....Love this simple card great colors and design.
Hugs
Beth

Joyce Erb said...

Congrats and you did a great job! Nice card too:-)

JR & DKR said...

Wow a year of blogging. Where do you find the time. Lovely card made by a lovely lady. Thanks for sharing.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Congratulations, Verna! I hope this is the first of many, many more years of your creativity in Blogland! Please don't put my name in the hat for the draw because, you know, of Mt. NBUS! I just wanted to congratulate you! Happy New Year!! Hugs, Darnell

Anna Jernigan said...

CONGRATS!!! One year IS a milestone!
I wish you many many more!
Love your cute little card! TFS!
You go girl!!! LOL

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