One Year Anniversary

August 10, 2019

Good Morning my blogging friends! Today I'm celebrating the One Year Anniversary of starting my blog!! I truly can't believe that one year has passed. Somedays I wondered if anyone was reading or following along... I am so Thankful for each and everyone of you who have visited, left a comment, sent an email or offered a little support and encouragement.  I Thank You from the bottom of my heart! 

This past year has been a great one for me and my crafting, but also for my family. I would like to especially thank Annette Allen from My Clever Creations. She was the owner of Drive By Crafts and the person who helped me get my blog started in the very beginning. There are also numerous other friends, that I have made, that continue to help me along the way. I Thank You from the bottom of my heart!

I truly can't believe that I have and continue to be on some Amazing Design Team with the most kind and generous companies. I am proud of myself for sticking with this and making it work...the hard work has definitely paid off. Thank you to all of the companies that have sent me products and crafting supplies to use and promote. I Thank You from the bottom of my heart! 

I also want to Thank my family. Both of my girls have helped me with my blog and answered a thousand questions when I can't figure something "technical" out. We are all doing well, happy and healthy. Meredith graduated from Georgetown University in May. She is living in DC and working at a job she loves. Morgan finished her first year at Gonzaga University in Spokane and will be heading back to school in a week. Ric and I both miss our girls like crazy, but have also enjoyed being "empty-nesters". We have been able to travel a lot this past year (sometimes for work and sometimes just for fun) and overall just enjoy life. I Thank You from the bottom of my heart!

So we can't have an Anniversary Celebration without a Giveaway! I will do a drawing next Wednesday, August 14 at noon. All you have to do is leave a comment right here on this post and I will pick a random winner to receive a padded envelope full of crafty supplies!! (Some new and some gently used, though all in great usable condition) I am sorry, but at this time my Giveaway is only for US residents. 
Please leave a comment to be entered into my drawing. It is just a small way that I am able to say Thank You!

Thanks again to each and every one of you!! I truly appreciate each of you!
Dana

63 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your one year anniversary, Dana! I so enjoy stopping by your blog to see your latest creations. Many times you have spurred me to get a certain stamp set with your cards. Hugs.

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    1. Oh no, hopefully I haven't caused you to shop "too much" LOL!! Thanks for the kind comment!!

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  2. aww Dana your so amazing and I am so totally proud of you. It has been so awesome seeing you grow as a crafter and all your crafty success.. Heres to many more years of awesome crafting. Keep up the good work. You are truly a rock star and are one of the sweetest crafters I know. Hugs

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    1. You are the sweet one my friend!! Thank you for everything!! XOXO

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  3. Happy Anniversary, I love seeing new ideas and techniques.

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  4. Many Many Congratulations Dana!! Your creations are lovely. Wish you many more years of happy crafting. Lots of love and wishes to you.

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    1. You are so sweet!! I appreciate you taking the time to comment!! XOXO

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  5. Congratulations on your one year anniversary! I've enjoyed following along on your crafty journey, and seeing all of your beautiful creations. You inspire me!!

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    1. Your kind comment means a lot to me!! Thank you so much!!

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  6. Congratulations Dana! I’m grateful our paths came together at Junkiefest a few weeks ago! I enjoyed spending time with you and learned a lot from your approach to crafting! Proud of your accomplishment, my friend!

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    1. Thank you my friend!! It is so fun to have a "real life" crafting friend!! I can't wait until we can meet again!

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  7. Congrats on your anniversary. I just came across your posting on facebook and checked your blog - awesome! I am from Canada - maybe you would be able to make an exception if I were to be so fortunate as to have my name drawn! will definitely follow your blog regardless! Thanks.

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    1. You are so sweet!! I am happy to have a Canadian friend following along!!

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  8. Congratulations. Love your designs.
    Thanks for considering me.

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  9. Congratulations, Dana! Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway!!

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  10. Congratulations on 1 year. Takes a lot of dedication to blog. Just subscribed to email posts but saw you on fb. Love your style. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

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  11. Congratulations on the blog anniversary! And thank you for the chances to win!

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  12. Happy Blogaversary! I always enjoy your lovely creations.

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  13. Congratulations on your blog Dana!! You are a very talented crafty lady! I feel so fortunate to have met you at Junkie fest!

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  14. Congrats on your first year anniversary! We all appreciate you sharing your talent with us!

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  15. Happy 1st Anniversary, an accomplishment to celebrate! Thank you for sharing all your beautiful inspiration:)

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  16. Congrats on one year! I’ve really enjoyed following your creations on Instagram! Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Congrats on your one year! Thank you for sharing, I enjoy looking at your work on IG.

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  18. Congratulations on your first blogaversary! I hope it was a fun year for you

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  19. Wow! Congrats on your One Year Anniversary! I wish you many more creatively successful years ahead!

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  20. Congratulations! Thank you for sharing your amazing talent. And thank you for a fun giveaway.

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  21. Congrats on the anniversary!!! I've had my blog for several years, and I *know* I'm blogging to no one! LOL Aside from the obligatory challenge blog DT members acknowledging my entry, all is quiet on my little piece of the internet. I wanted to ask you how aggressively you post on social media, and which you feel helped get you recognized? Did you have to apply to a bunch of DTs before you got accepted? Happy for you and the success you've had!

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    1. Hi Karen. I typically don't get any comments on my blog posts either. Though I am guilty of reading a lot of blogs and not commenting too...I guess I should work on that. I have a very active Instagram account. I try and post a card or a project most days. I definitely feel that has been very helpful. I had an Instagram account (just for card making) before I had a blog. I also have a private Instagram account for my family (more personal). My Facebook account is more personal too, I don't share cards there. I applied to be on the Drive By Crafts DT and Butterfly Reflections, Ink. The company DT (Pretty Pink Posh, Pink and Main, Technique Tuesday, etc) reached out to me. I hope that helps and please feel free to ask any other questions you might have...I am not an "expert" by any means but I am happy to help. Thank you!!

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  22. Happy Anniversary! Congratulations! Love seeing your different techniques.

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  23. Well a drawing on my birthday? I wonder if that increase my chances to win, LOL! Thank you for all the creativity you share with us on your blog and in our FB group.

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  24. Congrats on your anniversary!! I love your cards!!

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  25. Congrats that’s a big achievement!

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  26. Happy anniversary!! It's always great to see your creativity!

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  27. Awe, so excited for you - congrats on a year! You are a wonderful creator! Hugs!!

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  28. Dana, Congrats! I follow you on IG and always look forward to your clever creations. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    1. Emma!! You are the Winner of my Giveaway!! Please send me your address and I will get you package in the mail!! Congratulations!!!

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  29. Awesome achievement and congratulations. Love your IG posts

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  30. Whoohoo.... congrats on your anniversary! Look forward to your next milestone!

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  31. Daughters can win too right? Love you!

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    1. Um...No! My giveaway is not open to family but I do Love You!! XOXO

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  32. Well done!! It has been a pleasure to follow you!!

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  33. Congratulations, thanks for all the inspiration!

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  34. Congratulations and best wishes for continued successes

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  35. Congrats on your first anniversary, and thanks for the fab inspiration!

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  36. I am so glad i found you love your creations

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  37. Congratulations on your one year-a-versary! How fun - I was on the DT with Annette at Drive By Crafts, too! It's always wonderful to blog and get our creative journey in fun directions and meet people and have a wonderful memory of our crafting! Here's to one plus years more!

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  39. Congratulations on your one year anniversary and I m sure many more successful years to come....

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  40. Happy Blogiversary!!! I'm new to this whole thing too so I understand how cool it feels! I'm so happy for you and look forward to seeing more things you create!

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  41. Way to go girl - congrats on your 1 year anniversary! It takes a lot of dedication to stick with it and post to a blog consistently (said from experience) :) Your cards and posts are always lovely and inspiring - keep it coming, we love it! Cheers to many more years here!

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  42. Congratulations, Dana, on your first anniversary of blogging! I thoroughly enjoy seeing your beautiful and colorful creations but mostly view them on IG just because I can't comment from my iPad. You are SO faithful in creating, posting and commenting to others, which tells me you're an excellent time manager. : )

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    1. Thank you so much Kathy!! I know, I don't know why the iPad doesn't allow for comments on a blog post...it is so frustrating! I am glad you took the time to comment though!! I appreciate it your kindness!!

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  43. Congrats on one year! Love your cards (:

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  44. Yay! Congratulations! I'm so glad I found you. Your work is beautiful.

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    1. You are so sweet!! Thank you so much!! And I am so glad you found my blog too!!

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  45. Wow! A year already! Seems like just yesterday you were thinking about creating a blog! Congrats on an awesome first year! You’re good and addicted to the craft now! �� Keep making and sharing❣️

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    1. Thank you my friend!! I appreciate all of your help and support!! Enjoy your day!

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  46. Congrats on your one year!! Tons and tons to come ����

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  47. Congratulations ���� on your 1 year!!!! It’s so exciting!!!

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  48. Congrats to you on your Anniversary! Can't wait to see another year of amazing projects!!

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