Wednesday, October 01, 2008

{A Blogaversary and Blog Candy}

Two years ago today I began a journey, one of which I could have never anticipated the happiness that it would bring me. I started this blog as a way to document my creativity and my road to my creative processes. That road has been paved with lots of learning from so many other bloggers who so very generously share their projects, techniques, product reviews, etc.

The VERY best surprise of all for me was that others actually came to see what I was doing, and even on occasion left a little comment. No way could I have foreseen the outpouring of support and cyber-hugs that I have received from everyone, and for me, that FAR outweighs any minor attempt by me to record what I've stamped over the past 730 days.

Thank you all for making my blogging experience such a joy each and every day! Now I'd like to give away a little blog candy to celebrate the occasion. This morning when I first published this post, I didn't have a picture of the Blogaversary Blog Candy and I posted this without the picture because I didn't want another minute to go by without telling you all how thankful I am for your visits. I have posted a picture now, but between now and Saturday I'm sure I'll be adding more goodies to the box, so if you are interested, then just leave me a comment. I won't make you jump through any hoops by asking you to tell me any stories, or anything - all you need to do is post a comment, but please leave an e-mail address where I can contact the lucky winner. I'll be drawing a winner Saturday morning. Thanks again - and have a fabulous day!


This and more...

98 comments:

Lorie said...

No, hoops! Yay! I don't comment often but I do love your blog, your creativity, and your sweet spirit! Happy Blogaversary!

Janet said...

I get to be first to comment! Wow! I must say, Lynne, that I absolutely love your blog and your creations are outstanding! I can't praise your work enough. I visit daily to get your update, and more often to look at your creations to get some inspiration.

Thanks so much for a wonderful blog and for sharing your gorgeous creations.

Deanna said...

Not so shocking Lynn... you do awesome work and you are as sweet as sugar! :)

Katie Skiff said...

I love your Blog Lynn, and am glad you are here. Congrats on 2 years!! isn't it addicting!

Sue said...

Good Morning! I love your blog and all the wonderful creations you share! It is always nice to discover a great blog that you learn, case and enjoy!

Jessica said...

Congrats!! I don't comment often since I blog surf through Google Reader, but I read every one of your posts and am always impressed with your creativity! Thank you for the inspiration!

mitch1066 said...

Blogs let me see inspiration and new techniques and as i only have one 'in person'friend that paper crafts thats really important to me.i've only been papercrafting since jan so i have very few tools so winning stuff would help a lot.thanks so much for sharing your time,creativity and experience!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Thanks for sharing with all of us through your blog.
C Burke

Kristie said...

thank you for your constant creativity in this great world of stamping!! I love visiting your blog everyday. Congrats on two years! I look forward to more years of inspiration from you.
k
www.thekristiesessions.blogspot.com

Heather Lee-Reppen said...

Happy Blogaversary! I love your blog! Your projects are always fantastic! I hope you have a wonderful day!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Yes, it's no surprise as your blog is awesome...and I'm so glad you did start a blog! Love that there's no hoops to jump through!

Jackie said...

I'm really no good at hoops, so I'm glad there aren't any, and I love surprises!

Jewels said...

I Love your blog. Thanks so much for ALL that you do. I guess we are sharing blogiversaries, mine was a few days ago...LOL! Congrats and I cant wait to read more and more from you!

kristisb said...

I must admit...I read your blog every day on a RSS feed, but I almost never comment. But I love your stamping techniques and style! Congrats on 2 years of inspiring us all!

carabecca said...

Congratulations on your Blogaversary! I truly enjoy the cards you share, and am glad you started blogging!


http://storyworthtelling.blogspot.com

Courtney said...

I love your blog Lynn! Thanks for sharing.

Jeanne said...

I've just recently discovered your blog and have enjoyed it very much! Thanks for sharing all your beautiful creations.

Happy Blogaversary!

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

Congratulations on your 2 year Blogaversary! I love your work. Thanks for the chance at candy (you have good taste so I'm not afraid to enter sight unseen! Ha!)

Joan E. said...

I also enjoy your blog very much. Congratulations on your 2nd blog anniversary. Wishing you many more. Thanks for all you do.
Joan E.

stampinc said...

Congrats! Just love your blog and your creative and inspiring projects you share with your readers. Count me in on this mystery celebration candy. I just know it will be FUN when it shows up in the mailbox. Thanks for a chance.

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Happy Blogavversary Lynn` You have brought a lot of creativity to us all. hugs, chris

specialcraftmom4 said...

Congratulations on two years!!!! I trust that your Candy is wonderful (:

Molly B said...

Yea Lynn!! Happy Blogaversary! Posting on your blog while you are at work, sounds like something I would do... if I had a job. :)
Again, Happy day to you! -Molly B

April Z said...

I have you blog on my favorites and check it several times a week. Thanks for all the inspiritation!

Shannon Roberts said...

Congrats!!! And I soooo glad you made this blog! I am always so inspired by your work & happy to be one of your followers! THANK YOU!!!

Juliana said...

Blog candy or no--I just want to wish you a HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY!!!

I am so glad I have found this blog!

Sandy said...

Lynn, Happy Blogaversary! I have been checking out blogs for about a year and day before yesterday started on the same adventure. My own blog. Scary! You can check it out if you'd like, impressiveimpressions.blogspot.com I check yours everyday. You have such good ideas. Thanks for sharing!
Sandy in Utah
scrappinmaniac2001@yahoo.com

amazingpapergrace.com said...

Lynn, Happy Blogaversary! I know exactly the feelings you speak about. What a wonderful community and I know for me exploring blog land was such a pleasant surprise. Keep up the great work! My you reap as many rewards as you bring!

Tricia said...

Hey, Lynn,
Happy Blogaversary! Your blog is one of my favorites!
tdee19@hotmail.com

mochamama said...

I know what your saying. I have met so many wonderful people while blogging and feel blessed to call them friends even though we have never met! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us!

Claire Brennan said...

Happy Blogoversary Lynn - Your blog started mine - thank you - for your inspiration, kindness, encouragement and dare I say friendship!

Many many, happy returns.

cmustopa said...

Congrats on your milestone! Love your blog and never cease to be inspired by it. Thanks!
Carolyn Mustopa
cmustopa@verizon.net

Tracy Durcan said...

Wow, time really flies!! I've been visiting your blog for a long time :) Thanks for offering us some blog candy!

my email - mmdtd@att.net

Emilia said...

Hello Lynn, thanks for your creativity. I read all your posts on google reader.
egennaio@gmail.com

sandie carter said...

Congrats on the Blogaversary!!

Thanks for sharing your creativity and your life on your blog.

dragonflydreams@bigpond.com

Cindy said...

Congratulations on a successful and very nice blog!

Anonymous said...

Time flies when you're having fun. And it's certainly been fun visiting you daily. Congratulations on your successful 2 years on blogland. You are truly blessed with talent and I've been lucky that you're sharing your creations and ideas. Thanks for all you do. MarilynY

Chris said...

Many congratulations on your anniversary - I'm a bad blogger for not leaving more comments but you have one of the most inspiring blogs around - here's to the next year :)

Chris said...

Happy Bloganniversary. What an achievement of creative expression. Have a sunshine day with thoughts of how much joy you bring into others lives!

susy said...

Mmmm, who doesn't like candy,lol. i love the batik card, have just bought some colour washes and now at least I have something to use them with. I just love the tips and inspiration you girls share, so cool of you.

strent said...

Lynn, candy or no candy, your blog is one of my daily stops!!! You know I have to support a fellow St Louis gal (even if we are both transplants!!). Thanks as always, Sandra

Amanda From: AJ's In-Sanity Center said...

I honestly feel the same way!! I have made some really great friends through my blog that I hope to be friends with for a very long time!

reeree62 said...

I am just so glad I subscribe to your blog, it continues to inspire me! Thanks!

Em's Place said...

Happy Blogaversary!
Love your blog.
em

Anonymous said...

Hi Lynn, Thanks for the great opportunity to win some SWEET Blog Candy....yours was one of the first blogs I subscribed to and I love your work, it is inspirational and so creative. COngrats on our blog doing so well, I don't have a blog as yet as I am fairly 'green"when it comes to the computer, I am thumbling my way around slowly. Thanks again for the opportunity...I am not sure if I am doing this right but if not and I should win - put my name out there and I will send you my details!!! Thanks Lovely Linda'

justmyopinion12 said...

Happy Blogaversary! My daughter would call me a "creeper" cause I just creep from blog to blog, reading about strangers lives and LOVING the inspiration I get from their art! Thanks for sharing your gift and your life! Oh, and I do stamp, too, and have a life! I only spend a fraction of my time creeping, but I do enjoy it! :)
pfaelynn@swbell.net

ginger said...

Lynn,
Happy Anniversary, I am so thankful for the inspiration your blog has given me. I visit your blog daily and you do beautiful work thats why you are in my favorites.
gizmodge@comcast.net

Chrissy said...

Lynn-

Congrats on your blog anniversary! Thanks for sharing your creativity (and fav supplies) with us! :-)

cricketpe said...

Congratulations on your blogoversary! And thanks for sharing such wonderful candy; I love your blog!

Terri said...

Happy Anniversary for both your marriage and your blog. I have just recently started reading peoples blogs. I enjoy the different styles and the creativity you share with all of your readers. Thank you, and did I mention that I love candy especialy blog candy!
bboppn@charter.net

carmen said...

CONGRAT..........LOVE TO VISIT YOU DAILY.....YOU DO WONDERFULL CARDS

Sharon said...

Congrats! on your 2nd anniversary, I love all your creative techniques. And enjoy reading your blog.

Sharon

Val said...

Congrats on your blogaversary! I'm sure glad that you have one! Thank you for all the inspiration that you have given us for the past 2 years...it's greatly appreciated!

Oma said...

Whoo Hoo! 2 years! Congrats. I have you on my google reader. Your cards are lovely. Please enter my name into the draw for that fabulous blog candy.

Kandis said...

Congratulations! I really enjoy your blog and I love the purple background! Have a great day and keep up the good work that all enjoy so much! kandisbecher@sbcglobal.net

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU! you teach, you talk, you make me feel like i am sitting at my table with a friend. i am grateful for all you shared and continue to share.
THANK YOU!!

janice

Lastel said...

Congrats on your blogs anniversary , I love to read your blog daily !
Thanks for a chance to win some awesome goodies !
stampinstel@msn.com

Patricia said...

Congrats on your blogaversary! I read it every day. Thank you for the inspiration.

Karen said...

Congratulations! Thank you so much for being willing to share your art with all of us. It is very inspiring.

Chris K said...

Love your designs. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

http://creationsinprogress.blogspot.com/ said...

Enjoy stopping by your blog almost everyday!!!

mclesliemom said...

Hi, Congratulations on your blog. i want to start one but I'm scared. Will hopefuly do it soon. Congrats again!

mcleslie@comcast.net

Regan said...

Congrats Lynn- no surprise about your visitors- you are seriously the sweetest person EVER!!

Butterfly said...

Congratulations on reaching your
second Blogaversary. I visit your site frequently and love your work.
Thank you for two years of wonderful creativity and inspiration - may there be many many more. Thanks for the chance to win some delicious blog candy!
Helen Reiters

linda patti said...

I'd love to be THE winner, thanks for a chance!
tpatti@alltel.net

Julz said...

Congrats on your Blogiversary Lynn! I love learning the new techniques you post!

whatajul@yahoo.com

kat said...

Congrats! I'd love to win your blog candy! I visit your blog everyday and appreciate your creativity as it inspires me to try harder.
katamstutz@gmail.com

Mary K said...

Congrats Lynn! Isn't it amazing how many wonderful people you can meet in the cyber world? I hope my blog can make it as long. :-)

Anonymous said...

Your blog was the first one I ever read and now it's the first one I read everyday. Not only does your art work inspire me, your words inspire me. You touch everyone's heart with your words and make them feel like a friend, though you've never met them. Thank You!
diane clark
parasiempre49@yahoo.com

Jennifer Hodge said...

Wow 2 years....I love your blog and great creations. They are great inspiration. Cangratulations! jjhodge@telus.net

Verda said...

Ohhhh my goodness what lovely goodies. Thank you for the chance to win. I don't tend to be very lucky when it comes to winning things so I will just comment because I love to read your blog each day and admire all that you create and what a strong woman that you are.

Verda said...

Oops!!! Forgot to leave my e-mail address. So delete my first entry. Thanks for the opportunity to win the blog candy.

vicrain1@earthlink.net

eira said...

Happy Blogaversary!! Thanks for the blog candy too! :).
My mail would be eira@weibsvolk.org
Greetings from Austria,
eira

Crystal M. said...

Congrats on your blogaversary!! I truly enjoy stopping by your blog to see all your wonderful creations. Thanks for the chance at some blog candy!
~Crystal M.
olenapena@sbcglobal.net

Sambo said...

i am just beginning to fall in love with Papertrey and i love all your girls goodies!! Thank you for sharing:) I look forward to more :)

Anonymous said...

I subscribe to your blog because of your unending inspiration! Thank you for that. Sheri
swillsh@yahoo.com

Erin Fluegge said...

Thanks so much for posting all these inspirational ideas...I love coming to your blog to see what new treats you have to share!! I look forward to seeing what new creative ideas you come up with!! Thanks for the great blog candy!! Erin
efluegge@hotmail.com

Kathleen said...

Thank goodness you blog! I am always inspired when I come to "visit"~thanks for the chance at some candy, too!! Hugs~

Amy said...

Lynn, I can't begin to express how much joy and how many ideas your blog has brought me. Yours is one of the most professional I've seen. Thanks for all you do! Amy

maiahs_momma said...

LOVE your blog, and thank you so much for this chance to win some great goodies :)!

Hugs,
Catherine
www.mystampinggrounds.blogspot.com
catlevy@eastlink.ca

usafcole said...

Congrats! Thanks for a chance to win and have a great day.

usafcole@yahoo.com

janet d. said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary! I check in every few days to see your awesome projects. Keep up the good work!!

janet d. dowells1357 at sbcglobal.net

Tracy in Michigan said...

Lynn, congrats on two years. Your blog is incredible and so is your talent! Thanks for the chance to win some goodies!! Tracy in Michigan, crazyforsu@aol.com

n2kids said...

Happy Blogversary to you! I love the ideas I've gotten from reading your blog. Nice job! I'm looking forward to future projects and ideas!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog. Happt Aniversery! I have been a lurker for a while now and I must say as a fellow demo this is one great site! Congrats
Lori
lorihalt@yahoo.com

Book Bling said...

I love your blog and read it often. I might get more done if I didn't blog hop so much :)Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your blog...thanks for the chance to win "candy"! How Fun!
andela3@yahoo.com
Have a great day.

Tiffaney in VA said...

Happy Blogaversary! I enjoy checking your blog regularly. Keep up the creative & fun cards.

Stephanie Hargis said...

Wow Lynn! I didn't realize you had been blogging that long! That's fantastic! Your creations get more amazing every day too! :) I hope things are going well with you! Thanks for the chance to win!

((Hugs))

Debbie Naegele said...

I always enjoy your creative projects on your blog. Thank you and congratulations!
Debbie Naegele
Naegeled@aol.com

Sara said...

Happy Blogaversary Lynn!! Thanks for all your inspiration, especially with all things Papertrey Ink.

Vanessa said...

Love your blog!

Jennifer said...

I have been a subscriber via google reader for a bit and I love your blog. Congratulations and I can't wait to see what all the future years brings!

Anonymous said...

Love your Blog! I am just beginning to learn to rubber stamp and have made a few cards. Thank you for a really nice blog give away.

Sandy D.

sdul at insightbb dot com

Nancy said...

I just found your blog today! Great timing...I love your cards and great inspiration!! Thanks and congratulations!!

Glorie said...

Happy Blog Anniversary!

Heidi said...

Hi! I really love coming to your blog. There are so many inspirations and i actually used the clear tall box to use for wedding favors. Congrats on your blogaversary. Hope we will have many more years to see your wonderful creations!

A Stroke Above said...

I do like your blog. Happy anniversary. I hope to see you or visit you, or whatever the correct terminology is; for a long, long time. Thanks for all you do to inspire us! Linda Crowder