I will keep this post on the top until Thursday February 19 at noon Arizona time, and then I will use random.org to pick one person to win. Please make sure to scroll down for my latest entry, so you don't miss a thing!
Originally posted on February 11, 2009: Ok, can you believe it has been one year today that I started my blog? It sure went fast I think. So anyway I thought I had better have some kick butt blog candy eh?
All you have to do to enter to win is answer this question on this post: What is your favorite thing from or about my Blog, and what would you like to see more of in 2009?
Scroll down and enter your answer in the comment area underneath this post, (not the little comment box to the left) please make sure to include your email address, so I can contact you if you win (some peoples show up some don't). Only one entry per person please, I will delete the repeats…thanks!!! I will contact the winner on the 19th of February!
So I took a gander around the ol' stamp studio and lookee what I found…
Stamps: Cinnamon (Penny Black), Thank you (Stampin, Up!), Lazy Days (Hanna Stamps!), Heartfelt Hits 1 (Gina K Designs), Love Bug (Our Craft Lounge), Flight of the Butterfly (Stampin' Up!)
Ribbon: Light Pink grosgrain (Stampin' Up!), Apricot grosgrain (Stampin' Up!), felt Alpine ribbon originals (Stampin' Up!)
Misc: Magnetic Snaps (Basic Grey), Sea green fun flock, pack of Little Felt Flurries (Stampin' Up!), 2 way glue pen (Stampin' Up!), some felt fusion flowers (Stampin' Up!), Paper Elements Rub-ons, a small tin with an assortment of embellishments, including Designer Buttons, Dew Drops, Brads, Pearl Pretties, Clips, Rhinestone Brads, mini dominoes, and a few hand stamped cards
So how would you like to win this loot? You know the rules…you don't? I put them above the picture…OH you just quickly scooted down to the picture and did not even read to see how to win? Well scroll back up there and check it out…its easy peasy…then you will have to scroll back down to the comment section…it's like aeorbics for bloggers, scroll up, scroll down, breath in, breath out…ahhh!!!!
Good luck and thanks for stopping in, and making my first year a blast!!!
Big hugs, Di
First post NEVER wins, but I'll give it my best shot. :O)
I would like to see more tutorials on water coloring. You're the best. And I try, I really do. I just need some Diana instruction!
Sally Hodder says
Please just keep on sharing your beautiful work, you are so talented!
My favorite thing about your blog its so funny,you always have something funny to tell us:)I would like to see more tutorials,I just love tutorials:)
Susan Lanthrip says
Happy anniversary!! I love your humor. I read your blog every morning and find myself laughing out loud sometimes.
I would love to see a tutorial on your watercoloring as well.
Melanie Turnbach says
I love to read your snippets of your life. It's great see a blog with paper crafting, and humor, 2 of my favorite things! I would like to see more cards, not that you don't have enough, but since you asked!
Sheryl D says
I really like your enthusiasm about everything! Just keep doing what you're doing and I think everyone will be happy! Thanks for what you do!
Pamela C. says
I love the "variety" of things in your blog.
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Barbara Dykhouse says
I love the fact that I feel like I know you! So much of your personality comes through in your posts. Thanks for sharing not only your beautiful work but yourself as well! You've got a friend you never met in New Jersey!
Your blog is wonderful just as it is. Happy Anniversary!
Lynnette Kauffman says
I love your blog as it is, so I'd like to see more of the same. Thanks for sharing your creativity and the opportunity at some blog candy!
Linda Watts says
I love your sense of humor and your art.
Thanks for sharing so much.
Margaret R says
Happy Anniversary Di!
Your blog is the first one I read everyday and you always make me laugh! Love to hear your personal stories and see your talented work! Just more of the same please.
I read your blog daily 'cause it makes me smile. You have a way of wording everything with a twist of comedy. The only thing I can think that would make it even better is more tutorials. Otherwise, dont change a thing.
Can you believe it-a year already? Congrats! You have the right mix of stamping and "other", and always make me laugh! Keep adding the tutorials.
Kathy T says
Congrats on your anniversary. I check your blog every morning because it always gives me a laugh. Love your sense of humor. I like the blog the way it is but a girl can't have too many tutorials.
Rachel Bergman says
You're blog is so humorous; love your stories and those pictures you posted of yourself from your "carnie" days were the best. I check your blog everyday and used the "box in a bag" tutorial at Christmas for my club. Thanks for keeping me entertained.
Theresa Perkins says
Happy Blog-a-versary! I love reading your blog. What I like most about your blog is the personal touch you give to it. I almost feel like we're friends.
What would be great to see more of???…tutorials! Tips, tricks and how-to's are always great!
Thanks for all you do!
Peggy Maier says
Happy Blog-aversary! There are several things I like about your blog, but I think the top ones on my list are the tutorials & blogging about everyday life. I'd like to see more tutorials in the future. Thanks for all you do – you have a neat blog! firstname.lastname@example.org
Dawn Liedtka says
Wow. . .that is some serious blog candy! Very generous! My favorite thing about your blog is all the ideas i get for cards! even though i may not have the same stamp sets you do, i can always pick out acard of yours that i like and replace the stamped image. It's nice to know i can log onto your blog and get some great ideas!
For next year. . . i'd love to see more tutorials. I have a hard time following written directions, and your tutorials with pictures are GREAT! Very helpful to a new crafter like me!
Thanks alot Di. . .and happy one year anniversary!
I love love love your blog and it always makes me smile. I am always inspired by your art. I love tutorials, but not sure I would really change anything. THanks for sharing your little corner of the world with us.
Sally Wallace says
Congratulations! I love your blog and I would love more tutorials and card design.
I love the inspiration! You inspire me to be more creative. Keep up the good work!
janet risch says
What do I like the most about your blog?!!!
Well you are funny and up beat. Your designs are inspirational, and most of all when I read your blog, I feel like I am talking to an old friend but I don't have to do any of the talking!!!!
Wow ! Happy 365th day to you.
I love your blog. When ever I am in a rut, and things just arn't going the way I like, I know that I can always get a laugh here. The M&M story was just way tooo funny.
Thanks for all of the ideas, and all the laughs…you're the best.
Cindy Pfeif says
Happy Blog Birthday. I am really inspired by your creativity. Love your stories as well as your cards. Keep up the good work.
I just won your last blog candy, so it wouldn't be fair to win this one too, but I had to comment anyway and let you know what I like best about your blog. I love your quirky personality! I love that I can read your posts and it seems like your talking to me, not just typing up a blog post. Your jokes (like the one about blog aerobics!) are what makes your blog one of the funnest that I read. BTW, were they just sleeping or did the Blue Lagoon beauties actually die and leave that poor baby alone? I don't remember! LOL!
Congratultions on your anniversary. I check your blog everyday. I love your stories and ideas. I don't think you need to change anything. Maybe some more scrapbooking pages. They are great.
Sandy Moriarty says
My very favorite thing about your blog is your personality — it comes through in your upbeat, funny stories and attitude. It starts each day for me on a comical note that keeps me smiling all day. Craftwise, my favorite next thing to look for is your variety. I know regardless of what I want to make, whether cutsy, pretty, classic, chic, or artsy, I can find something on your blog for inspiration. For next year? Just keep on blogging and keep on doing what you're doing, I love it all. Happy anniversary and thanks for your wonderful inspiration. Sandy M
Cathy Green says
(sing along with me) 'Happy anniversary to you, Happy anniversary to you, Happy anniversary dear Di, And I love your blog, too!' Congrats on making it a great year for all of us who enjoy reading your blog. I love your wit! Some people take life way to seriously about non-serious stuff! I also love the ideas you come up with, very inspirational. Look forward to another year! Cathy
Happy One Year! I really enjoy your cards, your projects and you wonderful sense of humor, too! I love tutorials but I know they can be a pain to do…but you asked!
Jessica Russell says
I like that you include humor and personal life in your blog… it is so fun to read! Of course, I love tutorials and your creations for inspiration as well!
Shannon Roberts says
CONGRATS!!!!!! I knew your blog would do well simply because I think you are amazing! My favorite thing about your blog is your cards. They are a truly an inspiration to me. So much that I am signing up to be one of your demo down lines again!! I luv ya! Keep things quirky I luv to hear about the everyday things!
Congratulations Di on your 1 year anniversary. You are my morning sunshine and you are truly a one of a kind special person. Reading your blog you have to smile.
I love your diverse creations. Keep on going. I sure would like to win your wonderful blog candy.
Kim B says
Congrats, Di! You have only been blogging one year..and you are a pro! I love, love, love your cards! Your work is FANTASTIC and so inspiring!
More in 2009, keep the inspiration coming and don't leave out your personality. You make me laugh!
happy blog-aversary!!! what a great give away! thanks for the chance to win:)
Susan F. says
I love that you use such a variety of products/companies. But my favorite thing is coming to read about the everyday stuff. Congrats on a year! Keep up the great work
Rose Rivera says
Congratulations Di !! Happy Blog Birthday and many more.
I love your cards. You are so creative, and I always look forward to seeing what you came up with for the next card. Tutorials are great, would like to see more of them..
Thanks for the chance to win the blog candy.
Gail Hermann says
Congrats on the one year!! I love going to your blog because I love your cards and all your ideas you have. I think how you do it is great and I don't think you really need to change anything about it. TFS the blog candy. 🙂
Congratulations on your 1 yr! I love your blog, it my first one I look for with my morning coffee…I love all your projects but the best part of your blog is your fun and cheery attitude! You always bring a smile to me. Keep up the good work!
Agustina G. Ortega says
Wow!! One year already? Congrats!!! What I love about your blog is EVERYTHING!! However, my favorite thing is what you have to say, YOU CRACK ME UP!! In a good way you know! You always bring a smile to my face and this is why I always go to the computer FIRST thing in the morning. So, everyday is a good day with you 🙂 I also like the tutorials more PLEASE, and I love you cards especially when you make scenes.
I just love your blog period.
Thanks for the chance to win!
Congrats on your first year anniversary!!!!!!!! I truly love your blog, you not only inspire me and teach us, but I love your stories, you are so funny. Just continu as you are, don´t change anything.
Elizabeth V. says
Congratulations on your anniversary! I love your stories and your GREAT cards. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us and being such a fabulous inspiration!
Emily R says
Wow, a year, congrats! I want to see more Riley, I love that moose. I also love all the punch art shapes. Emily.
Happy Anniversary!!! I love looking through your blog each week. Your cards are beautiful and give me so much inspiration. One of my favorite posts from the year though, had to be the punch book. I think this is such a neat project and such a great resource to have on hand! I can't wait to see what the next year brings!
My favorite thing about your blog is your sense of humor! You make me laugh every time I ready your blog. And I love when you put Canadian phrases in here. I am from northern MN and it makes me feel like I'm at home!
Congrats on your one year anniversary!!
Congrats! Here's to many more years of blogging love!
Melissa S says
Congratulations! My favorite thing about your blog is the way you are so honest about your personal life and thoughts. You crack me up! Keep it up for 2009, I look forward to reading your blog every day!
congrats on your one year anniversary, Diana! I have loved reading your blog, reading who you are with your quirky sense of humour. Love it!! My fav thing from your blog? Well, besides your amazing talent shining through each thing you make, your sense of humour is wonderful! Just keep doing what you're doing because I so enjoy it!
Kayla T. says
great blog candy! i like seeing all of your 3D items. i also loved your m&m post.
Carol M says
If I didn't like what you do everyday I wouldn't keep coming back! Great job, Happy Anniversary and here's to many more!
Congrats on the one year! You go girl! Well – I love your stories and of course your cards…but I like your tutorials too…hmmmm…..do I really have to choose?? ok – your lovely wacky stories are my most favorite thing….eh? Luv ya! Keep it ALL coming sistah!