Monday, September 27, 2010

My Blog Turns ONE!

I am so excited as my blog turns ONE year old on Sept. 28, 2010!!  My FIRST post  really reminded me how far along I have come. Thank you, my friends, who comment and encourage me in every possible way. Without your support, I couldn't have done it!!  In order to thank you, I will have two small prizes to those of you who comment in this post. Please tell me what you like about my blog. That is all! This contest will run till Oct. 5, midnight Eastern time.  Here are the little giveawaysHero Arts Blossom Background, or Kathy's Martin's Home Sweet Home . Thank YOU!
Here are some cards that I created with Kathy Martins' "Thankful" (see here)
Be sure to stop by tomorrow, I have yummy post to share (a recipe!)! Thanks for being my friend!

29 comments:

paperpapier said...

hi Virginia,
I read your post through google reader so that I won't miss any of them. I really love to see your simple yet stunning and very inspiring cards. The colours of the cards are so brightly cheerful, the images are something that I can relate to. Most important thing is, I visit your blog for inspiration and you have lots of them. Thank you for sharing your creations and inspiring me along the way. Keep up the brilliant works..!!!
warm hugs, heaney

Barb said...

Hi Virginia! Happy one year blogiversary! Can you believe it's already been a year? I went back and looked at your first post. So cute! What I like about your blog, besides your awesome creativity, is your happy disposition and sweetness! It shines through each and every post! I love coming here before going to bed. . .it always puts a smile on my face! Love ya! :)

Dawn said...

Virginia... I just read your first post... imagine one year on and not just a few followers but 156!!!! Your blog is such a happy place... I love how you have let us all get to know you and your family through your posts.... Your cards are always so inspiring. Your apple card today is super cute.. I just love visiting!!!

Alice Wertz said...

congratulations, girl!! so very happy for you and thanks for being such a delightful inspiration!! =) i love your food posts, girl. i love and miss Taiwanese food and some of your posts just make me so happy! =) and of course your pretty and delightful cards. just like the one you posted today. i enjoy reading your fun stories about your two kids and all your cooking and baking. you are one of the people that i really hope that i live right next to. i think it would be such fun to craft and chat with you. really so grateful have you as a friend! =) love ya!

Sarah said...

Adorable card, Virginia! I love how cheerful your cards always are! Congrats on your blogoversary. Please exclude me from your draw. Just spreading the love. :)

Simone said...

Yay! Happy blog anniversary Virginia! What do i love about you blog? Everything! Your cards are always amazing and your are sooo sweet and fun which makes visiting your blog so much fun! :). Please also exclude me from your generous giveaway - i just wanted to let you know how much i enjoy your wonderful blog :)

Janetcraft said...

Hi Virginia...Happy blog Anniversary! You did tremendously well with your determination in contributing and creation of card-making industry. Happy craft making..!!
Thanks for the chance..

Jane said...

Happy Blog Anniversary!!! Besides the inspiration I get from visiting your blog...your humour and cooking skills are an added bonus! ;)
LOVE this card...and that pie hiding behind it!

Anne said...

Happy Blog Anniversary Virginia!! I love seeing all your cards, the yummy food posts you do, and the posts with all your kids too! You have such a fun blog full of humor and delight :)

CinnamonSally said...

Congratulations Virginia, I think I have been a follower for most of the year! Your blog is always full of fun, lots of cards and photos of food that make my mouth water. Heres to another great year.
Sallyx

AnitaRex said...

Hi Virginia! Happy 1 year Blogeversary! Way to go! What do I like about your blog? Hmmm well it's simple, I like YOU! Sure your crazy talented, and a great cook but what I enjoy most is reading your writing and about you and your family! It always makes me happy! > We really gotta meet up one of these days! :>

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Woot, woot! Happy 1 year anniversary, Virginia! What not to like about your blog? Your creations always so inspiring & your blog is fun to read. Looking forward to many more anniversary!! xx

Deirdre said...

Woohooo... delighted for you - love your blog. Just saw you won Barbara's blog candy - congrats.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Awww, happy blogiversary! That's so cool! I love your cards, the yummy food pictures, and the posts about your kids too! So, I guess I just love everything about your blog. :)

Karen B. said...

Congratulations to you Virginia! I'm just saying hi really quick, I've already won something here. I can't believe you've only been blogging for a year, you've gotten so many accolades and so much experience behind your belt! I wish you many more years of success!

Μυρτώ said...

Hi Virginia! It has been quite a year - the loss of your father, the trip to UK, your ETSY inspired DT position and above all the amazing photos you post full of color and inspiration. I wish you your life to be as bright and positive as your blog

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Happy first birthday!!!!
What a year, Virginia. So much has happened and your readers got to share it with you.. highlights, and low lights. And, we have even shared offline some of our own discussions.
I like that you are 'you'. You are real. And, you are a sweetie pie!
Love it when you share your family, your husband's sayings about all 'this', and of course, your food photos!! Love it all.

Kathy Martin said...

What a yummy card! I'm so happy to see the DD apples on it! Delicious! Happy bloggervesary! What a sweetie you are for offering a prize!

I like EVERYTHING about your blog because it's all about you! :) And don't put me in the drawing for the prize...want someone else to win!

By the way, those ghosts on blocks from Etsy is in my favorites....I want those! They are soooo cute aren't they? And I LOVE the card you made!

Kathy said...

Happy Blog Birthday to you!!!!!! I love so many things but, the first thing that came to my mind was I love how you are forever changing your header. You are so sweet and share your heart and your life plus food. It's a true celebration. Hugs,Kathy

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Happy 1st birthday:) HOOOOORAY! I don't know how I missed your bday for the blog--you are doing amazing for your first year! SO many amazing creations and so much inspiration!! You've been GDT and a DT member--WOW! LOTS of great accomplishments:) Can't wait to see what you do next!!! You are amazing--I love visiting for inspiration!! You ROCK, Virginia;) Happy happy birthday {blog bday}!!!

Isha said...

Congratulations on your first B'day Virginia. I love the freshness and sweet creativity of yours. Simple yet powerful and love the choice of your colors. Thanks for the giveaway too.

Audrey Pettit said...

Happy, happy blogaversary, Virginia! Congrats on a fabulous first year and here's to many more wonderful posts from you.
LOVE your Doodles card with the apples. You did a great job with the coloring and I love the design.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Congrats!!!

Μαρία said...

Happy blogaversary Virginia! I hope your followers to be 1000!
(forgive my english)
I am from Greece - if you remember me - and through your blog i "watch" a different culture from mine. BUT when it has to do with creations and scrapbooking, we are all the same! That is what i find most beautiful of all!

BabyBokChoy said...

What an amazing year this has been for your "little" blog, love love it, and congrats!!!!!

Kathy Wade (krolski) said...

Congrats on your blogaversary! :) I love your card creations and your fun stories that you tell with such a great sense of humor. You always makes me smile/laugh!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Congrats on your anniversary! Always enjoy your beautiful cards. Hope you have another great year. Thanks.

ivy said...

love all your food posts!! you always leave us hungry!

congrats on your 1 year!

CanadianScraps43 said...

Virginia my friend I find that there are so many things I love about you and the way you share with all of us. First, thanks for being my friend and for always being there to help me in our Flickr group! Second, your beautiful cards are always amazing and show such skill and creativity. I love that you are always changing things up here with your header, but mostly I love how you share your heart and passion for cardmaking with your readers. Your love for your family and cooking coming shining threw and inspires me each time I read. I may not always comment like I should because life gets way to crazy at times, but I do look and read. Love you sweetie and thanks for caring about others. It is a very special gift that you have and don't ever lose it! Hugs.