Sunday, June 17, 2012

ScrappinAbby's 1 Year Blog Anniversary & Giveaway : )

Welcome to ScrappinAbby's 1 Year Blogging Anniversary!! I can't believe it's been one year since I created my first post...which you can see HERE. I seriously must have stared at the computer screen for about 30 minutes before I even typed one single word. I was nervous about what I would say and slightly nervous/anxious about "putting myself out there" in the huge crafting world. I've been scrapbooking/papercrafting for 17 years so I wasn't a newbie in that sense but I was very much a newbie when it came to blogging. 

It was a hard balance I had to learn to find time to keep my blog up to date, craft, post new projects, work on personal & custom orders/projects AND keep up with my home life, two teenage kids, my hubby and oh yeah...my full time job..lol. But I think I've learned a lot along the way and I have met some amazing, super talented, supportive & creative on-line friends that I would have never come across had I not taken the leap into the blogging world. 


I didn't quite meet my goal of having at least 100 followers by the time ScrappinAbby turned "1"...but I am extremely thankful and grateful for the 69 faithful followers I have to date : )  I didn't create my blog to just gain a massive amount of followers but to share my love of papercrafting with other "lovers of paper" out in the world. Even though my anniversary is today, I still would like to reach that personal goal of breaking through my first 100 followers. So I thought I would offer up a HUGE blog candy lot to get a little more traffic to my blog and to gain some new followers as well. Here's a look at what I am offering up to one lucky follower once I reach my goal of 100 followers......


 So much stuff that I had to stand on a chair to get it all in the pic : )
A brand spankin new craft tote...which I may or may not have purchased in purple for myself as well ; )
Karen Foster "Fight For The Cure" scrapbook kit, Close To My Heart "Pemberley" 6 card kit, Paper Loft die cuts shapes.
Four packs of bling, Beach 3-D stickers




Keller's Creations word tags
Prima Pink Flowers, Shipping Tags (8), length of burlap, vintage stretch lace, pearl sprays, Misc silk & paper flowers.
Paper Rosettes, length of iridescent twine, Unity Stamp "Winter Wishes"
Magic Scraps Two-Fold Fasteners, Close To My Heart Ink-Sunflower, American Crafts Ribbon-2 spools, misc package of pink twine, trim & flowers.

All in all there are over 30 items up for grabs in my 100 Followers Giveaway!! So how this is going to work is that this prize will be given away via a random draw only when I reach 100 followers. I will keep a link/photo of this amazing scrappy prize package at the top of my blog until I reach my goal. 

I do reside in the United States but will ship this internationally if the winner of this blog candy happens to live outside the US. 

I know others out there have some pretty major events scheduled and lined up for their blog anniversaries and I had some great ideas in line for my own but life gets in the way sometimes and my kids and hubby come first and foremost before crafting. My blog anniversary just happened to fall on a pretty hectic time in our lives...end of the school year, my son getting his first job and my anniversary landing on Fathers' Day this year...lol. So I'm not really apologizing for not having this super duper amazing blog post for today...but I will say my 2nd Year anniversary will be an amazing one : )

As I mentioned earlier...I created this blog to share my love of papercrafting with others and to also share my projects and ideas with others. I have truly become addicted to the online crafting world and it has opened up some amazing crafting opportunities for me. This wouldn't be a proper post if I didn't give a shout out to my awesome scrappin sistas at The Perfect Sentiment
This was the 1st Design Team I tried out for and made. I've met some amazing women on this team who are all so very creative in their own way which I love. I thoroughly enjoy working with other "lovers of paper" who have their own unique and individual style, we learn from each other and I love that!! They have been an amazing support system for me in my other crafty endeavors and I would not have that had I never taken the leap of faith and created my blog. 

And without sounding like I am giving an Academy Award speech...lol..I also have to say a HUGE thank you to my hubby Steve, aka Mr. ScrappinAbby ; ) he is seriously my No. 1 fan and supporter in this creative journey and I would have never created this blog without his encouragement and well let's just say it...Tech Support..lol. I am constantly bugging him for help with this and that on my blog and my online presence. Steve...you are amazing and I love you for your support and encouragement in my world of crafting. 

Well since this is Father's Day I do need to get off the computer and spend some time with my family. I wish all of you a fantastic day & in honor of Father's Day...I want to share my card I created for Steve for Father's Day that you can see HERE


Thanks again for stopping by my blog and for seeing what I am up to. I do appreciate the followers I have thus far and can't wait to meet my future ones. 


Happy Scrappin!!







 

25 comments:

  1. Wow what a Amazing giveaway and Congrats you are almost there. Iam a new follower. thanks for the chance to win. you could if you like check out my blog. thanks
    www.anita-craft-corner.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Anita..thanks for becoming a new follower. I've just joined your site as well. Have a great day : )

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  2. I'm a New follwer...GREAT one year annversary gift... Love the tote it in my color too...come and vist my blog... i'm a little behind new puppie and life...buzzybeedesigns.blogspot.com
    HAPPY FATHER TO YOUR HUSBAND

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    1. Hi Buzzy Bee..thanks for joining my blog..I just signed up for yours..Have a great day :)

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  3. Congrats on your blogaversary!! you will be at 100 before you know it:)
    Your creations are awesome-keep up the great work:) Thanks for a chance-already a follower!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  4. Happy 1 year Blogaversary and 2 year wedding anniversary to you! Hope you continue to enjoy all the fun it brings!

    ~Trisha

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  5. Happy Anniversary!! I would have never thought you'd only been blogging one year-your such a pro!
    I thought I was already a follower for you-but alas, I was not.
    I AM NOW!!! I love seeing your beautiful distressed creations!
    Would love to win your blog candy. I'll post your awesome give away on my blog.

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  6. I am a bit behind on blogs I follow so Happy BEE-lated Anniversary! Great prize. You will be at 100 in no time! I am always anxious to see the next design you create with purple :)

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  7. What a great post Abby and of course, I've been following for a little while...while I thank you for the giveaway, please make sure that I get passed over because there is someone out there who will REALLY need it!

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  8. I Abby I love Love your Blog and Congrats for your 100 you will do it.
    and thanks for following me.
    I will share and in no time you will be there.
    www.anita-craft-corner.blogspot.com
    Awesome Giveaway thanks for the chance to win.

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  9. Congrats I am a new follower from Julie's Open Window...Can't wait to see your creations.

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    1. Aw thanks Meagan..thank you for following me..I truly appreciate it :)

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  10. Congrats - I'm a new follower. Julie Ranae sent me.

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  11. I have shared for you and hope you get your goal. i know you will thanks for the chance to win.
    www.anita-craft-corner.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Anita..I truly appreciate you sharing my giveaway and more importantly for becoming a follower : )

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  12. I am a new follower as well... Thank you for sharing your wonderful creations with us. Who won the prize?

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    1. Thank you for becoming a new follower : ) I haven't given out the prize yet as I am waiting until I reach 100 followers : )Stay tuned!!

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  13. New follower here. Found my way from the Where Bloggers Create party. Wonderful and generous giveaway. I look forward to seeing who wins!!!

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  14. new follower great blog.Good luck with everything...Great giveway got my fingers and toes crossed good luck everyone!!!!

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  15. i am a new follower it says im number 98. thanks for the chance to win these awesome goodies...pmlemaria@yahoo.com

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  16. new follower here as well :) love your blog, great giveaway..........

    Thanks Kar
    karlene_hansen@yahoo.com

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