It's my 3rd Blog-iversary!
I can hardly believe I've been blogging for 3 years already!
Time flies when you're havin' FUN!
My first two posts were on January 27th, 2007. I've copied the first post below because it's such a special memory for me. I had the exciting opportunity to meet an online stamping friend in person! Dori and I had become online friends at PaperCrafts (anyone remember their message board???) so when hubby and I went to visit our daughter in Hawaii in January 2007, I was able to meet up with Dori too! She was the Hawaiian "hostess with the mostess" as she took me to lunch and then shopping at a couple of her favorite rubber stamp/scrapbooking stores. Not only that, I remember her giving me this big bag of Hawaiian goodies and a special treat box of chocolates she had stamped just for me! What a Sweetie!
If you want to see the first three cards I posted, please click here but you have to promise you won't laugh out loud! :) Seriously! I've learned so much in the past three years and like to think I've improved my cardmaking skills too. Much of what I've learned has been from all of YOU and I appreciate you all more than you know!
As I looked back at some of my older posts, I noticed how styles change and various embellishments go from "hot" to not. :) There was a time when decorative brads and eyelets were all the rage and then prima flowers. I'm so glad I didn't buy every color! For awhile I was doing a lot of "doodling" around the images on my cards and now it's stitching. I recall when it was very popular to color images with prismacolor pencils and now Copic markers are the choice. As for stamps, I started stamping with STAMPIN' UP! but have used many different brands and love them all!
In celebration of my 3rd Blogiversary,
I want to offer up some
to three (3) lucky blog readers!
To qualify, simply leave a comment on this post and tell me how long you've been stamping/blogging and if you like, please leave your blog address so I can visit you! Also, it would be great if you would share a cardmaking memory such as what I've shared with you. On January 27th at 8pm, I will draw three (3) names at random and post the winners here! Good Luck 2 U All!
If not for all of YOU, my friends, I'm sure this blog would have fizzled out long ago. Yes, I have a passion for rubber stamping and cardmaking, but the JOY comes in sharing it with others. It's such a blessing to know you're out there and your friendly words and encouraging comments are what motivate me to keep on stampin' it up!
Happy Stamping & Smiles 2 U All!
To LOVE what we do
and SHARE what we love,
as we help others enjoy CREATIVITY
and worthwhile accomplishments. . . .
in this we make a DIFFERENCE.
~ Stampin' Up! Statement of the Heart