Blogging has helped me hone my card-making skills. After all, if you make your work available for the whole world to see, you have to make it look your absolute best.
Blogging has given me a new voice. Before I was a mom, I was a writer. That's right. I wrote newsletter articles, marketing materials, web content, press releases, annual reports, ads .... I wrote a lot during my career as a public relations professional. I chose to give it up because I didn't want to miss those first steps, first words and all the other firsts in my kids' lives. This blog has given me a voice to share my passion ... and I still get to experience all those wonderful firsts.
Blogging has introduced me to many new friends from all over the world. I love the fact that I can share my passion with people in Australia, Europe, Canada ... In fact, this group of talented ladies in today's lineup hail from all over the place. We all share a common love of paper crafting and blogging. I love the camaraderie and community we have.
Here is the card I made for today's hop. I think it's the perfect way to celebrate. I'm toasting to all of you for being so supportive. I love reading your encouraging comments. I love the inspiration all of you give me. Let's raise a glass to all you fabby readers out there! It's time to get this party started!!
Not one, but TWO lucky readers will win prizes! All you have to do is:
1 Visit all the blogs in the hop;
2. Leave comments on all their posts;
3. Come back here and leave me a comment.
You do not have to follow my blog, but I would love it if you did. :-) In fact, I would love to get to 200 followers for my second anniversary!!
One prize will include a cute complete scrapbook kit by Crayola and two of the stamp sets below. The other prize will include a Colorbok 12x12 fabrick scrapbook, an eight pack of decorative edge scissors by EK Success and one stamp set. I will pick a winner from the comments using random.org. The winner will be posted on Monday. Thanks to my sponsors - Stampendous, Pink by Design and A. Jillian Vance Design for donating these stamps sets:
Your next stop is Karen Baker. Oh yeah, you probably noticed the new look on my blog. I thought I'd give it a "makeover" as an anniversary present. Karen is the aesthitician (a.k.a graphic designer) who created the new look. Isn't it wonderful!?! I love it. She does fantastic work. Hop on over to her blog and see the fantastic project she created for the hop. While you're there, check out her Custom Blog Design page. I highly recommend her.
Here is the entire lineup: