Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Its My One Year Bloggerversary!!!

   I can't believe its been a year already...I guess its true what they say "time flies when your having fun".I remember I was so nervous about my first post, what would I say?..How do I take photos? How will I figure all this HTML stuff out? I have learned so much, and made so many priceless connections through the wonderful world of blogging.
     Thank you with all of my heart to all of you who read my rambling silly posts, to my fabulous followers for finding my blog worthy of keeping track of. It fills my heart with so much joy to read your comments and emails..I  truly love you guys!!
   I have also discovered so much about myself along the way, Getting to know who you really are is an interesting thing..I mean who knows you better than you know yourself right? Sometimes we get so caught up in being who we are supposed to be,that along the way we lose who we are as  individuals. I  continue to grow as a person and as a creative soul daily, the pursuit of everyday beauty has enriched my life enormously.

I will be giving this entire "party package" to a random winner. All you need to do is leave me a comment and tell me how crafting, stamping, scrapping, sewing, {etc} has changed or effected your life for the better.I want lots of stories, so don't be shy even the smallest little impact is important!! Please feel free to pass this along to anyone who may want to share their story, I will be selecting a winner Friday at 8:00 PM

I have some new and incredible things coming your way on my little blog, and I think you are going to be thrilled to see what I have in store for you :)

Party package includes:
Time well spent stamp set {retired} you cant get this anywhere else!! Stampin'Up!
5 Melon Manhattan Invitations
6 12x12 sheets of designer paper
3 ink pads
ice breaker party game {fun}
roll of printed packing tape,
fabric stamped gift tag
Fanciful flatware {copyright Meagan Fowler}
1  yard pom pom ribbon
copper glitter and micro beads


Anonymous said...

I am so proud of you, I cannot believe my mom is a blogger! I am constantly impressed with your passion and drive for the crafting world. Happy birthday and congratulations to such a wonderful year! I love you, and thank you for being such a great mom and always a wonderful inspiration!

Bobbi said...

Happy anniversary! I love your blog and your creations are wonderful, I am so glad I found your blog at Cuttlebug Challenge. I love to scrap, craft, sew, just plain make things because I grew up with my mom making various crafts and it inspired me to do it also. I really started scrapbooking after my wedding, my sister made my wedding album and I loved how it turned out and I was hooked.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to my dear friend Shantaie! You have enriched my life and made it so much more fun {smile}. I have to thank SU! and Linda for introducing you to me. Tell Meagan her flatware is precious! Also, Happy Blog Birthday/Anniversary. You've done yourself proud.

Cathy said...

happy blogversary, i love your blog and you're so creative. scrapbooking and quilting has definitely helped me cope with the changes in my life. i went from being active and working and now i'm a stay at home mother of amazing 1 y/o twins. i've always been into scrapping but since i've been at home, i've been keeping myself even more busy with scrapping and just getting alone time. it's a great distraction.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your blog anniversary! Crafting has become a wonderful hobby for me. It's been a nice to get "away from it all" and concentrate on basic items and putting them together to make something really pretty.

Lindastamps at gmail dot com

Laurie Marmon said...

Congrats on your one year of blogging! Thanks for all the inspiration you post on here. Paper crafting has affected me in that it is a great way to share the moments I've captured in photos (the scrapbooking) and a very nice way to show someone they are special to me (the card making).

Trina Leeson said...

Congrats with one year of blogging ;) Cardmaking is what I call my "therapy" I love being able to create something personal for the recipient, you can't buy that :)

Shaz. said...

Congrats on your one year anniversary. Yah!!! Scrapbooking for me has made me take photos again ! Unfortunately there are several years of our life that hasn't been captured in photos as I didn't see the point in taking photos just to leave them in their packets, never to see the light of day. Now I take photos of anything and everything (thank goodness for digital). And this craft has lead me to making cards which I am pleasantly finding quite cathartic. Once again congrats!

Agustina said...

I guess I've always loved paper crafting, when I was about 9 I started with paperdolls. I had a whole collection of those, then I started doing 3D artwork, I wasn't very good at that (lol), I always seen to over cut. At around 15, I started buying those notebooks with backgrounds and stickers. Oh man Have I bounced from one thing to another. Then I stopped till I was about 19, I began to buy stamps and markers, cardstock, DP... Now I am whay my family calls a "Paper Hoarder" and when my room is a mess my husband calls it "the Crap Room." I especially love cardmaking, I love rubberstamps and paper. Friends and family love to recieve handmade cards and store bought cards are no longer acceptable :) I believe papercrafting is therapy and I still love to hear "Did you make this" Those 4 simple words warm up my heart!
HAPPY BLOGVERSERY SHANTAIE! I love your work and you inspire me :)

jennifer slager emmarosema@aol.com said...

Happy Blogoversary! I enjoy your blog so much, it keeps my brain on scrapbooking overload! Scrapbooking has made a difference in my life in that it is something I can make with/ do for my daughters. They love to see what I have created for them...and when I let them, they love to scrapbook with me. We have a great time keeping memories together!

The Princess said...

Happy Bloggerversary to you, Shantaie! Congratulations on your one year anniversary.
Here's my story. I guess I never considered myself crafty. Then one day, one of the mom's at the preschool where my daughter goes invited me to a stamping party. I always wondered what they did at a stamping party. I said yes because I wanted to be friends with some of my daughter's friends' moms and for company. So the lady went on and on and blah, blah, blah about stamping stuff and do this and do that and I did and I loved it. The entire time I was I was creating my 3 mile long wish list. I promised not to buy it all at once but I was determined to have it all. I wanted to go for broke. The paper groupings were to die for....so 2 yrs later, here I am, hooked on stamping and inviting people over to stamp with me. I am getting better at looking at others' work and then creating my own version of it. I used to get upset because I wasn't as creative but I realized it takes time. I love crafting. One of my favorite things that you made that I still want to make it the mushroom and the cupcake filled with 3/4 circles on foam form. I love those. I can't believe I still haven't made one. My mind gets all cluttered with all things I want to do.
I love your work and your samples. Thank you for inspiring me.


Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary to you! I love your blog, everything you do is just amazing! As far as being crafty goes, I have been into crafts all my life. I find it very therapeutic! I love making cards and scrapbooking for my two teenage boys! Right now they don't care about the books I have done for them but some day they will really appreciate it! Anyways, keep on blogging, I will be checking your blog regularly! Thank you for the inspiration to try new things! Jeannette M.

Anonymous said...

Hi Shantaie...
Congrats ..I am soo glad I found you through blogging..heres to the next..........Yahaha You know I love your and you creations!!!
Hope you had a fab b`day :)x

Unknown said...

Happy blogversary! I'm impressed at anyone who can stay dedicated to all the hard work that goes into making a blog.
So my story. I come from a long line of artists. From the moment I could take art classes I did. While other girls had barbies, I had sketch pads and paints. It took me a long time to get into scrapbooking and eventually card making. I admit I looked down on it. It wasn't real art to me. But then my big revelation. I was pregnant with my son and found myself with time on my hands and nothing to do but watch TV. I'm not a fan of daytime TV but I found the DIY network. While watching those shows I found myself thinking of how I would do them. What changes I would make to reflect my style. I also thought how much I wanted to chronicle my son's life. Slowly I integrated myself into the craft world. Slowly my craft supplies grew and blended with my art supplies. Now it is all one creative space that I'm able to retreat to. I'm addicted. If I'm not in my studio, I'm online looking for inspiration. If I'm not near a computer, I'm sketching ideas. If I'm not sketching ideas, I'm talking or thinking about them. I've come to realize that for me my 'art' is for others but my scrappin' is for me.

Debbie said...

CONGRATS to you on your blogiversary! My mother was the artistic one in the family. She could draw, paint, pottery, porcelen dolls, ceramics and so on. For me, not so much. No patience. I had no talent and she was so disappointed that I wouldn't follow in her footsteps, so to speak. But give me food and I created masterpieces! Then about 10 yrs ago I discovered paper and have never looked back. I could make favors, cards, banners, etc to go along with cake decorating and I became hooked! From there of course, was scrapbooking and stamps and now my family says I am obsessed! ROFL

Meda said...

Only one year?... yet your blog is so great!

I loved the part about discovering yourself. That is one thing my blog and creating does for me too. I used to be what everyone wanted, have good grades at everything in school, but I still felt something was missing. I wasn't happy with myself.
Then I started making cards, then I swapped cards, then I made a blog, then I made wedding invitations, then I went to art school, then I quit my day job. Last Sunday when we had to update our church membership information, under the occupation field I wrote "designer" and it felt so good. Finally I know what I want to be when I grow up :)
Thanks for your wonderful friendship and lovely projects you are sharing.

Cheryl said...

Happy Blogoversary! I saw your post in the blogging forum at SCS.

I have always done various crafts but I think I have finally found my niche in papercrafting. Not only do I enjoy it and it allows me to express the creativity that was beat out of me in business school but I have made some really good friends along the way. I have recently started blogging and am now meeting people around the country and world that share my love for paper crafts.

tia said...

Happy 1 year! How has crafting changed my life? I spend a lot of time LOOKING at blogs and THINKING about making things! Love your work!

Stacey Roberson said...

Congrats on the bloggerversary! Your blog is wonderful and full of great ideas! I love to craft because I am the mother of three boys and the sanity is nice! I love to create scrapbooks of them so they can show them to their children one day. I have learned a new appreciation for life through my hobby.

Jenny Schlagel said...

Congrats! You have wonderful ideas! I have been a crafter my whole life. When my daughter was born, the scrapbooker in me was born. I have to laugh now when I look back at my first "primitive" pages, but I am so proud at how far I have come in 8 years. I now LOVE to make cards, boxes, bags, doodads, ornaments. ANYTHING that keeps my creative juices flowing.

Lexi said...

Congrats! Scrapping has captured many memories that you think you'll always remember but in looking back without documenting them I'm not sure if I would have remembered the specifics.
It also has helped me keep some family members that I have lost close at heart!