Monday, February 7, 2011

2 Year Blogaversary and Blog Candy!!

Well, well, well - My blog is TWO YEARS OLD today! I never imagined when I started out on this journey where it would take me. I would like to thank all my Loyal and Faithful Followers who have shown an interest in my work. It's amazing that people are inspired by my work, but then, I think that's what this whole blog community is about. We all have a passion for papercrafting and there's nothing more fun than sharing our passion with others!!

SO - if you are a follower - thank you. I am humbled and honored. If you are NOT a follower that's OK too - perhaps you just stopped by or followed a link that led you here.  In either case I'm glad you stopped by. :-)

NOW... I have a treat for YOU - a little blog candy for one lucky person who leaves me a comment this week. I'm not into the "bribe people to follow me" syndrome that is so prevalent out there in blogland, rather I would just love to hear from you. If you choose to follow me, that of course, is wonderful but please don't feel pressured to do so in order to have a chance at my blog candy. Please just leave me a comment about this amazing hobby we all share. Why do you blog or what do you hope to gain from reading other blogs? Have I inspired you in some way - if so how?  What's your favorite technique or challenge site? In other words - just share some thoughts with me - that's it - no other requirements! If you link me up to your blog I will stop by and take a look at YOUR work, too!

I will post a real photo of the goodies tonight - with the SuperBowl yesterday and the PTI tag challenge I totally forgot to take a picture. I am offering TWO JustRite StampSets (plus block), a set of lovely Prima flowers AND a couple of gift certificates as well!!!

Please leave your comment by Sunday, Feb 13th 9:00pm EST.  BE SURE I know how to contact you if you are the winner. I will post my winner next Monday - on Valentine's Day!

Thank you again for the support, encouragement and kind comments that you leave throughout the year. No matter how bad my day is going it's always uplifting to read wonderful and sweet comments from all of my "sisters in stamping".

Hugs n Smiles,

40 comments:

Elin K. said...

I'm a follower! I blog to give back - I take so many ideas and so much inspiration from others work, that I like to give back by sharing my own. Also, it's a nice creative outlet!

Elin K.
www.elinselegantdesigns.blogspot.com

Lillian Child said...

Happy 2 year blogversary, Pam! I just starting blogging myself last summer - my kids were actually surprised that I figured out how to do it - they have very little faith in my tech-abilities, which is probably warranted, as I still don't even carry a cell phone. I adore blogging (and have been a follower of yours for a while now - always a treat when I stop by to see what you've created for us to enjoy!). I do so love meeting new people in this crafting passion of mine, both for inspiration and confirmation! Keep up the fabulous work and sharing for sharing your talents with us! HUGS!

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

Kay said...

Hi Pam! I'm already a follower, and I blog to get inspiration from others, and hopefully occasionally give inspiration. We all learn from each other, and everyone in this line of work is just SUPER sweet- what more could you ask for?
Thanks!!!

Carol said...

I do not have a blog, but love to follow blogs for inspiration and to learn lots of techniques and much more. My life is too busy at the time to start a blog, maybe after life slow down, I'll take the challenge.

Monique said...

Congratulations Pam on your 2 year Blogaversary.... I blog because it keeps me sane!! lol... I love to craft, I hope to inspire, I love to be inspired, I like to leave comments and make somebody's day.... but most of all I love meet fabulous people like YOU:)... !! Hugs Monique

Jamie said...

Congrats on 2 years!! I have followed you for a while now. I think I found your blog through the PTI monthly challenges and month after month you made some beautiful projects! I love seeing all of the new projects you post so keep them comming!

Becky said...

Hey Pam...while I am not an "official" follower I do have your blog on my sidebar as a favorite and I check it every day. I don't really know why I blog, lol, other than to have somewhere to show what I do with my time every day. When I am out of mojo, I can always find inspiration here and I run with it. Thanks so much...you are very talented!

MyNeed2Craft said...

Congratulations Pam on 2 years! I started blogging in October 2010 and am so addicted. hehe I love to follow for inspiration of ideas and to meet people around the world that have the same interests as me in crafting of all types. So many fabulous people out there. It's amazing how many out there are just like me. :) I can't believe my closest friends, while I love them dearly, don't craft, so I rarely get to have any crafty conversations. hehe
~Terri
http://myneed2craft.blogspot.com

Charlie said...

Been a follower quite some time and totally forgot how I got here the first time. I have two blogs - one is my private one to share my creations and the other is my "cards for soldiers" blog where I communicate with all the volounteers making cards for our deployed soldiers. Blogland is wonderful I would never have pulled off sending away more than 3,000 cards in 6 months last year without the blog. I come here to be inspired and read about you and your life. THANKS for sharing. Best wishes from Denmark CharlieDK

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

I am a follower! I have just been blogging for a little while, and I love it. I have learned so much and enjoy seeing beautiful cards and artwork everyday. I love having this friendship of blogging and all the wonderful people I'm meeting along the way. I just wish I had started a long time ago! Have a Wonderful Day! Hugs! Thanks for all the inspiration!

Marsha said...

Oh Pam, of course we're going to follow you! Your projects are always so beautiful and breathtaking! Thanks for sharing!

Maria Levine said...

Horray 2 years! That is awesome. You totally rock my dear, LOVE being a part of JUGS with you! Big Hugs!

jperr said...

Congratulations Pam
Iam a follower and look forward to each email update I get from you.
All the best.
Jocelan

Crafting Butterfly Creations said...

Congrats on 2 years. I am a follower and I blog to get inspiration.

Leticia

Sheetal Ahlawat said...

Congratulations Pam on your blogoversary. You have a nice blog here. I started blogging in 2007, when I had to leave my job to accompany my husband overseas for his project. I would sit on the net for hours searching for work from home opportunities. I am an introvert and doesn't socialize much, so I started blogging to earn money. Then in 2009, I came across quilling, I was instantly hooked on it. Then last year I ventured into card making. I had many blogs, but the only one active now is my crafts blog, because now this is what I love doing most. All the things that I know about quilling and card making, have been learned through wonderful bloggers like you who share their knowledge so kindly.
regards

Sheri said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary! I enjoy seeing your blog in my inbox each time you post. It is the only way I can read blogs - to have them sent directly to me. I think that is a follower - I see everything you make and it is always amazing! My addy is wsdanielson@cox.net

Pam P said...

Congratulations on two years! I have been getting e-mail updates for some time now and look forward to each e-mail. I don't blog but follow blogs on a regular basis, don't think I am techie enough to figure out how to blog. Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations with all of us.

Anonymous said...

I do not have a blog but I follow your blog for lots of inspiration. I love your style. You look like you might be wearing a Cubs baseball jersey in your picture and I am also a huge Cubs fan. Congratulations on your two years.
Darlene
darlene115@aol.com

Yvonne Russell said...

Hi Pam

I'm pleased to have discovered your blog with your wonderful creations and have become a follower. I love the variety you showcase.

I love the camaraderie of the papercrafting blog community, and the wonderful support, encouragement and generosity of sharing ideas and techniques. It's both fun and inspirational to touch base with others also interested in papercrafting.

This encourages me to stretch myself and try ideas, products and tools I may not have known about otherwise.

Thanks so much for your generosity in sharing this wonderful giveaway.

Yvonne
russelljy AT bigpond DOT com

Justine said...

Happy Blog Birthday. Not sure how long I have been one of your followers but I am glad that you made the comment about followers. I've never understood why someone would want followers that didn't volunteer to follow based on honestly liking their work.

Kimberly S. said...

Congrats on your blogaversary!! I love going to card making & technique blogs to find out how to do cool, new techniques, and find inspiration to make beautiful cards for friends and family. This is a hobby for me, but I absolutely NEED these blogs!! If not, I probably would have dropped this hobby years ago. I just need that creative inspiration daily! Everything I have learned has been through blogs like yours!! I am so very grateful to you for sharing with us all your beautiful projects and techniques you know. Thank you!! And my favorite technique is VINTAGE!! Love vintage anything!
Kimberly S.
sudsangel@comcast.net

Patty said...

I am and have been a follower. I saw a great card and traced it to you. That is when I started following. I am not the best at leaving comments as I never know what to say that hasn't already been said already. LOL! Thank you for the chance to win. (not a bribe!)

Vic said...

Congrats on two years! I enjoy your blog a lot.

iamvictorias at gmail dot com

Donna said...

Hi Pam! I subscribe and get your blog posts by email. I love those who offer that options because I am faithful about reading my email but I have a tendency to forget to visit all the blogs I love to read. So if it's in my inbox every day I've got it at my finger tips. Congrats on two years in this lovely blog world. I resisted starting a blog thinking about what I had to offer, but I am continually amazed at how supportive everyone is in this paper crafting world. I've long admired your creativity and the lovely projects you post. There is always something fun at your blog. Thanks for being an inspiration to me. I'd love to see some tutorials of projects that you do. Thanks for sharing the love!

Kim S said...

I have enjoyed your blog postings and they have inspired many of my own ideas for cards and projects. Congrats on two delightful years.
Stampergirlsmith@hughes.net

carmen said...

congrats, its great to stop by and see your creations, keep it up i really enjoy your work

Nancy said...

I love clicking around for inspiration. I also love to read people's musings. The quote you have on your banner is just perfect. I appreciate your kind words you left on my blog. It's always fun to read notes that are left in response to a challenge that actually reflect that the posted read the blog. You did just that - thank you. BTW - the college boys managed to eat mounds of Super Nachos at half time - following a dinner of ribs, wings, subs, fries, and brownies. WOW!
Congrats on your anniversary.

Babe O'Mara said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary!! I love to blog to get inspiration. There are some very talented crafters out there who love to share what they do. I live in a small town, no craft store, so I get info on new products available. I only follow blogs when I see their projects and like the style. I did become a follower of yours!!! Thanks so much for a chance to win some candy.

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

Kelly G said...

I'm also a follower. I blog for all the wonderful ideas so many have given me. I love my hour or so a day when I sit down and look at all the wonderful blogs I have saved in my favorites

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

When we first met over at STV, I was always in awe of your work. Not sure where the last two years have gone but it has been exciting. I really love to stop by and see some of the 3D projects you come up with. They rock the house!!

Anonymous said...

This is a good blog. Keep up all the work. I too love blogging and expressing my opinions. Thanks

Hanne said...

Hi Pam!

I am now a follower but I read every single post! I craft because it makes me happy and I read your blog because it makes me happy too!

It's always nice to be able to create flowers, send them to you and see them popping up on your blog later on lol.
I just like your happy smiley posts!
Or, I just like you lol ;-)

I hope that we can meet up soon somewhere in the future, although I don't really see how, but we will!

Congratz on the blogaversary and thank you for the chance to win!!!

Andrea M said...

YAY Pam!!!! Congrats!!!! I know what you mean - I never imagined where I would be with the hobby either! Crazy huh? What do I love about this hobby - people like you, my friend :) I love that no matter how cruddy your day, I can come home, jump on line and be instantly cheered by people leaving comments for no other reason than to be complementary! To make you feel good about your work. And I love that :) I love how it can really turn your day around! People that know each other through the internet, but are better friends that folks in my "real" life (notice the quotes :)). I have met so many amazing people, learned awesome tips and techniques, cried, laughed.... the support in this crafty community is beyond compare. And it's because of people like you:)
Thanks for the chance to win the awesome blog candy! Happy Blogiversary and many more!!!

Elaine M said...

Congratulations!!! I have really enjoyed every one of your blogs. You not only inspire but you make me laugh sometimes too. It's been a great 2 yrs kiddo

Brenda said...

Congratulations Pam on two wonderful years of blogging and sharing your fabulous creations with us. I get so much inspiration from blogs. I blog hoping that I can give back a little inspiration. I am so thankful to have met you as well as many other wonderful and talented paper crafters. What a wonderful hobby to have. I look forward to many more years of stopping by your blog.

june lanum said...

I visit your blog frequently and am always pleased with what I see, I love blog hopping and seeing just how many creative people there are out there and thinking of how I can improve on my own work. Boy do I have a long way to go. I truely enjoy seeing your work and your attitude is great, not out for the followers but just truely wanting to share

Please stop by and visit me, I am open for any suggestions you might could give me

June
jelanum@gmail.com

Theresa said...

Congrats on two years!!! I am a follower and stop by often but am bad at leaving comments. Also a fan of JUGS and see your great work there. I love blogland because I love to see all the creative ideas and have learned so much from all the talented people sharing.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Not here for a chance to win your generous give away~Just wanted to say Happy Anniversary and thank you for all the inspiration and encouragement with this crazy papercrafting hobby! Big Cyber Hugs :)

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Pam, Congratulations on celebrating your 2 Year Blogaversary. Amazing how quickly time flies, right? I think the most wonderful thing about your blog is your upbeat personality that just shines through your entries. That and your wonderful paper craft talent make it a lot of fun to check in.
Maybe one of these days we will meet IRL, since we are in such close proximity! Congrats, my friend!

Cin said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary. I'm a follower of your blog and love all the inspiration and excitement I get from your blog. I've learned so many great ideas from your blog. Thank You for all you do and please continue doing so for many more years.

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