Thursday, August 11, 2011

It's my Bloggaversary!!

Well, today my little blog turns one year old.  It's hard to believe its been a year already...time goes SO fast, now that I'm old!  It has been a busy but wonderful year as I've built my Stampin' Up! business and my blog.  A HUGE thank you to all of my followers and customers for helping me grow what started as a way to get a discount on products to feed my addiction into a thriving and extremely fulfilling second career.  To celebrate this milestone, I've got some blog candy for you!  Check out this load o' loot:

Here is what's included:  Northern Flurries stamp set, A Slice of Life stamp set, a roll of soft suede polka dot grosgrain ribbon, a package of star designer brads and a package of Floral Fusion felt flower accents.  So, how do you win this little bundle of goodies?  Leave a comment telling me what your favourite product from the new 2011/2012 Idea Book & Catalogue is and what is at the top of your wishlist from the new Holiday Mini (if you haven't received your mini yet tell me what you're hoping to see!).  I will then use a random number generator to choose the winner from the comments I receive.  You have until I get back from my parents' place up north to enter...that's LOTS of time!  I'm gone till Saturday, August 20th!!

Now on to something new!  Since its a BIG day, I have a BIG project to show you!  This is something that I spent quite a bit of time on, but was SO worth the effort!  See what you think...

Square paper-medallion wreath made using the NEW Simply Scored tool! (Do you like the blur-effect in the bottom left corner of the photo?  That would be my son's fingerprint on the lens!!!)
So...whaddya think?  This wreath is quite large...12" square!  That's a lotta medallions...but I am mighty pleased with the way it turned out!  It certainly was made MUCH easier thanks to the new Simply Scored scoring board!!  This fantastic (and long-time-in-coming) product will be available September 1st when the Holiday Mini goes live and it is sure to be a HUGE seller.  It made all the scoring I did to make these medallions really quick and easy...I don't even think I would have attempted this project without it!  I see MANY more projects like this in my future...along with all sorts of fun-folded cards and boxes and envelopes...oh  my!  I plan to offer this project as a class this fall...keep an eye on my upcoming events page for dates and details, or send me a request to receive my newsletter each month and stay informed about what's happening.


  1. Happy Bloggaversary! :) I love your wreath! Isn't Simply Scored the best?!

  2. I'm so excited about seeing the new Holiday mini. I haven't received it yet. I'm so lovin' the DSP. I can't seem to pick a favorite one. Thanks so much for a chance to win an awesome blog candy. Your work is truly an inspiration.

  3. Happy Blogaversary!One of my favorite new stamps set is Easy Events but to be honest there are just too many that I love to really be able to chosse just one :)
    I haven't had a chance to really look at the holiday mini...the stocking punch is adorable and the quilted ribbon is going to be great.

  4. thanks for posting the lovely wreath. can't wait to see the new catalog.


  5. Happy Blog-a-versary! I love your Medallion Wreath. I am just up the road from you in Tillsonburg Ont.

    I have Field Flowers at the top of my wish list, as well as the Beau Chateau Suite...In the Holiday Mini...I love the die with that makes all the little windows(the name escapes me at the moment).

    Thanks for sharing your work!


  6. First, you have some of the best blog candy!!! Thanks for the opportunity to celebrate your bloggaversary with some goodies! My favorites from the new cattie are the "in colors" love love love the pool party color especially! The snow much fun set is adorable! From the new holiday mini I am in love with the stockings and the new build a stocking punch!! As a new demo myself, I appeciate your blog and the work you have put into your business. Thanks for the inspiration and motivation!

  7. Happy blog-a-versary, Leena!
    I DO like the blur in the corner of the photo, but I bet it's yours!!!
    The wreath is so beautiful in person, thanks for sharing it the other day!
    Have a great one!

  8. I love to come and see what you have new everyday. You work hard to get here & you should be proud :) I love the fact that there are a lot of stamp sets that influence men/boy cards/scrap booking. I absolutely adore the dinosaurs & construction trucks. I also love snowflakes so that is what I would like to see more of in the future mini catalogs. Thanks for the chance to win blog candy & good luck in the upcoming new yr of your blog :) xo

  9. Happy Blog-a-versary, Leena!
    Your wreath is gorgeous!!!!

  10. Love the Christmas card! So clean and love love it!! You know how I am with Christmas :D

  11. You're very inspiring!! Not only am I finally using ribbon, I'm bringing out sets that were hiding waaaay at the back of my storage shelf. I have the Lovely as a Tree set, and after seeing your card I thought it was time to get using it. :D The way you coloured the tree was so pretty!! Hoping to learn that technique :D

  12. I love any new dies! Thank you for a chance to win and Happy Blogaversary and for sharing your talent!

  13. Love Love Love the `Joy` card!! Did I say I Love the card...teehee...yes...I love the card...awesome!!!

    Hmmm...I`m thinking my bank account is going to be hurtin` real soon LOL

    Sandy U :D

  14. Congrats on your Bloggaversary!! Love the wreath - so versatile with so many possibilities. So many fantastic items in the new holiday mini - can't wait to get my hands on that new Simply Scored scoring board!! Your posts are alway so inspiring! Can't wait to see what you post next :)

  15. Exciting!!!!The Frostwood Lodge DSP is awesome! I like your use of the ribbon on the corners of the card. (I'm soooooo getting that ribbon!!!) The tree is lovely, and yes, very detailed. Yikes! Did I miss the sentiment in the latest catalogue? I thought I had poured over each and every page so carefully! :D

    As always...awesome card!

    Sandy U


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