5/17/2010

First Blogiversary! And a give-away!

*Thanks for your sweet comments! Give-away is closed now*

Welcome sweet friends! Today is my first Blogiversary! And this is an autopost. I am in Italy at the moment :)
But I couldn't leave my blog without a post on this special day. When I decided to start a blog I never imagined that it would be so much fun and that I'd meet so many amazing people from all over the world! Your support and your comments mean very much to me and I am glad to know you! Sorry I don't have a card to share today, but a photo I took in our garden:



And how about a blogcandy? To say thank you, I am giving away a 25$ gift certificate from Papertrey Ink! To enter, please post about the candy and leave a comment here. Good luck!

Happy Monday and thanks for visiting!

Hugs,
Vanessa

86 comments:

Laurel said...

Congrats on your Blogversary! I love your blog, you are so inspiring, I'm also jealous that you are in Italy! Beautiful flowers, I love hydrangeas.

Fika said...

Congrats on your first blogiversary.. :) Love your blog and your artworks Vanessa, you're soo inspiring and super talented!!
And thanks for the chance to win :)
Whoaa Italy, what an awesome trip.. wish i could be there too :) Enjoy your trip and have fun Vanessa!!

AnitaRex said...

Congrats on your first blogiversary! I love your blog! I hope your having a wonderful time in Italy!

Barb said...

Hi Vanessa! Happy Blogiversary!! Wow, what a lucky girl you are to be in Italy! I'm sure you're having a wonderful time! The blue in that hydrangea is so beautiful! Great shot! :)

Gloria Westerman said...

Congratulation on your Blogiversary....and how cool to be in Italy.....wish I was your luggage......lol....have a great time....

ahuerta said...

I posted about it here http://di-myself.blogspot.com/2010/05/great-giveaway.html

Thanks for the great giveaway. You've been great inspiration and you've accomplished so much in such a little while. Great work!

Nadine said...

Wow this is only your first year in blogland? You have so much talent and seem like such a pro at this that I thought you've been around forever, lol! Well a huge congratulations to you! Happy Blog-anniversary!

donna mikasa said...

Happy Blogaversary, Vanessa! Hope you are having a grand time in Italy! Enjoy your vacation....Hugs!

Nicky Hsu said...

Vanessa, big congrats to your blog!! I love love love your arts and you are always so inspiring. Thanks to internet, I get to know you even though we live in different country.
Have fun in Italy.

Irena said...

Congrats on your first blogiversary :)
I like your creations :)

Laura.K said...

Congratulations to your Blogiversary.
You have done so much in this first year.
I love to check your blog, for new ideas and gorgeous cards.
Have a nice holiday.

Hugs, Laura

Shalini said...

Congrats Vanessa... regards from India...

love yr blog, as i had written to earlier you are very creative and quite a source of inspiration for me:)

Wishing you all the very best!!!

Hugs
Shalini
www.craftcurry.com

Dawn said...

Congratulations Vanessa... your blog is delightful - you always have such inspiring work highlighted, Enjoy you holiday and come back refreshed and rearing to go. Take care
PS will add your giveaway on my sidebar

Inkyfingers said...

Hi Vanessa,

Greetings from England on you Blogiversary. I really enjoy your lovely cards - keep on with the inspiration.
Carol

Мария Доричева said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful picture! Have a good rest!

I wrote in my blog about you and posted this picture too - I hope you do not mind.

http://mdoricheva.blogspot.com/2010/05/happy-blogiversary-to-vanessa.html

Alice Wertz said...

Happy First Blogiversary!!! congratulations, Vanessa!! hope you have a fantastic time in Italy!! =)

Spardha said...

Heya!.. congratulations and celebrations!.. thanks soo much for ur inspirations and a chance to win!.. hugs!

Dotty Jo said...

Hi Vanessa, happy bogoversary to you!!! Thanks for a year of wonderful cards, inspiration and blog friendship! Hope you have a great time in Italy and thanks for a chance to win, Jo x

kerenbaker said...

Congrats on your Blogiversary!! Your cards are very inspiring and thanks for your generosity for the blog candy! Oooh, I lurve Papertrey!!

Laura said...

Congrats on the blog-o-versary... Thanks for sharing your great ideas and beautiful artwork all year long!

lynn said...

congrats, vanessa! wow, italy-enjoy! such a sweet giveaway, thanks for the chance:)

Nancy said...

Congratulations Vanessa! I have truly enjoyed all the amazing inspiration from your blog. Thank you for the chance to win and have a wonderful time in Italy!
Hugs!

Gabi Mewi said...

Congrats to you.There is a lot of inspiration to find and always some beautiful cards to see - so go on, we want to see more.
Thanks for a winning chance and enjoy your time in Italy.
Gabi

Lorraine said...

congrats on your blogaversary hun and i have put a link in my side bar and a piccy of these beautiful flowers too xx

Ronna E. said...

Congrats! I have your blog on my google reader and follow it daily. Love your many looks and have gotten great ideas from your projects. Thanks for the opportunity to win candy from my favorite stamp co. Papertrey.

Lin said...

Congratulations, Vanessa! I can't believe that flower is real - the color is out of this world!

I would love to win this giveaway, as I don't have any papertrey products, but love so much of what I see there!

Hope your time in Italy is wonderful - relax and enjoy!

Btw, I found the "real" older Hero stamp that is part of the flutterbies set, and guess what it's called? Vanessa's butterfly!

Sarah said...

Happy blogaversary, Vanessa! I'm sure you're having a fabulous time in Italy! Looking forward to seeing more of your creations once you get back. :)

Cristina said...

Congratulations, Vanessa! As someone who just started her own blog (post #3 points to this), you've given me something to aspire to. And thanks for being so generous and doing this giveaway!

Monika Reeck said...

Dear Vanessa I remember the day that you said you have a blog and I was so happy being the first follower maybe you forget it already but I still remember it hehehe...I hope you have a lot fun in Italy..will put the Candy on my Blog but have no photo of your candy dear....what should I do...should I put on a Post..will do it dear....will send you SMS soon....hope you meet your Papas Family and happy there in Italy...liebe Gruesse und alles gute fuer deine Blogaversary...ich werde mit dir treffen eines Tages..hehe

Bobbi said...

Happy Blogoversary! Italy, wish I could go visit there, it is on my wishlist so maybe, in the very far away future:) Have fun

Laura said...

Happy blog anniversary! And thanks for the chance to win the awesome prize. :-)

[http://bookworm.typepad.com/lens/2010/05/blogiversary-giveaway-over-on-wings-of-a-butterfly.html]

Nan Harrison said...

Hooray!!! and Happy First!! I love your blog. You have no idea how you have inspired me. I can't think of anything more fun than a gift certificate to PTI. My list is so long -- LOL!!Thanks for this opportunity.

Kelly Massman said...

What a beautiful photo! I'd like to see a card from you based on it!!!
:-)
Congrats on your blogaversary! Italy sounds like fun but I guess you are a lot closer than I am here in Midwest Missouri!!!
Thanks!

Sanne said...

Congratulations sweet Vanessa. You were one of the first I got to know in the blog-world outside Denmark - do you remember when I were cutting out "label one" in my hands - lol?
You were so kind as to send me some to play with.Thanks for your friendship!
Hope you enjoy Italy!!!
Big aniversary HUG
Sanne

Sue McRae said...

Congrats Vanessa! Time flies when you're having fun! Have a great time in Italy!

CinnamonSally said...

Wow Vanessa you lucky girl, Italy is my most favourite destination in all the world. I love the sceanery, the food and the people, infact I love Italy!! Congratulations on your blogaversary, your blog is so inspiring and your talent just oozes from it. Looking forward to the next year!!

Deirdre said...

Congrats... can't believe you have only been at this a year...wow. Hope you are having a blast in Italy.

PTI... only got my first sets a few weeks ago and am converted!! LOL! or is the word addicted!!!! Congrats again.

Nancy L. said...

Congrats!!! Love following your blog! You always have very pretty creations!!

Chris said...

Happy Blogiversary, Vanessa. Hope you're having a fab time in Italy. I'd love to go back there again.

Barbara said...

Happpy Bogaversary. the flowers in your photo are beautiful

MiamiKel said...

Congratulations on your blog-a-versary, Vanessa! I used to live in Germany years ago - how nostalgic I am to go "home!" Blessngs to you and thank you for the chance to win!

DeniseB said...

Congrats to you on your blogaversary! I always enjoy your posts and check in here frequently to see what's new!
Love PaperTrey stamps and would be thrilled to win a gift certificate! Great blog candy!
DeniseB

judy said...

Congratulations, Vanessa on the
anniversary of your blog! Your
work is very inspiring. Beautiful
flowers today. Enjoy your time
in Italy-- plenty of inspiration
for all the senses there.

Kathy Martin said...

Oh wow! A gift certificate to Papertray Ink?!?! Hope I win! ;) The odds are better than the lottery, right? :)

~jan said...

Congrats on your blogaversary! ;) Love the photo of your hydrangeas-their lovely.

shreenanh said...

Congrats on your blogaversary, your work is amazing

Tiffany said...

Congrats on your blogversary! Enjoy your time in Italy and can't wait to see some photos when you get back!

SimplytoDelight said...

oh i love your blog, your work is amazing!! - happy bloganniversary!

Suzanne C said...

Happy Blogoversary! Hope you are enjoying your trip!

Gina said...

What a lovely gift to give a reader for your blogiversary! I can't wait until I hit my one year blogiversary.

Sabee said...

Happy Blogiversary Vanessa!! Hope you are enjoying your trip in Italy :) Thanks for chance to win, it is so generous from you. :)

Jacqueline said...

Happy Blog Anniversary Vanessa! It seems so much longer than a year... hope you had a fun vacation!

Tina said...

Was, Du bis in Italien? Oh, ich beneide Dich, da habe ich Jahrzehnte meinen Urlaub verbracht. Wo bist Du denn dort?

Dein Candy ist super und gerne versuche ich mein Glück.

Liebe Grüße, Tina

Jane said...

Congrats on your very successful Blogiversary! Please don't count me in...I'm been such a bad blogger lately...so little time! :(
Have fun in Italy!!!

Be(e) said...

Congrats on your blogiversary, Vanessa!! Keep them coming, those amazing creations! I love visiting your blog!
Els.

I mentioned your giveaway on my blog, here: http://bestamped.wordpress.com/2010/05/18/kristina-werners-color-inspiration/

Betty said...

congrats on your anniversary - have your blog bookmarked and check often for inspiration from your lovely cards. have a good time in italy!

Anke said...

Liebe Vanessa,

herzlichen Glückwunsch zu Deinem Blog-Geburtstag, Dein Candy ist wunderbar, da möchte ich doch gerne mein Glück versuchen.

Ich wünsche Dir einen traumhaft schönen Urlaub in Italien, genießt die Zeit und erholt Euch gut.

Herzlichen Grüße
von Anke

Anikraft said...

Happy birthday to your blog!!! I'm actually german myself (but living in london) so its nice to read someones crafting blog from back home. Keep up the great work!!! Will be spreading the word about the giveaway! Anika x

The Paper Princess said...

Vanessa,

Congrats on your blogaversary - I LOVE your blog and am excited to share it with my readers (I've listed you on my Inspirations links!) I've also added your candy to my sidebar at Create With Joy. Thanks for the chance to win such an awesome prize!

Stop by when you have a moment - I'm also hosting some giveaways, would love to include you in the drawings!

Hugs
Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

NinaB said...

BIG Congratulations on your anniversary. You've come a long way in a short time. I'm so glad we "met" and thank you for your continued encouragement and inspiration. I think you're amazing :-).

Vicki said...

Happy Blogaversary to you! Hope you're having a fab time in Italy and what fab blog candy (woo hoo!) I shall leave a link on my blog ;)

Hugs
Vicki x

Kryssi said...

happy one year and many, creative more tears to come! hugs, v!!

Daniela Hendea {PurpleD} said...

Happy Blog Birthday! Wow, thanks for the candy!

Adoree said...

Happy Blogaversary!
I just happened upon you blogsite a few months ago and I really like your creativity and inspirations.
Keep up the great artwork and blogsite.
As for the candy....OMG it's PTI...who can resist!

Lelia Pierce said...

Happy blogaversary, girlfriend! I have spread the word about it on my blog page! :O) Thanks for the chance to win!

Hugs,
Lelia

Kelley Eubanks said...

Happy Blogiversary! Hope you are enjoying your time away! :)

Pegg S said...

Happy 1st Blogaversary! That's a very awesome achievement! Hope you are having a wonderful time in Italy - oooh so envious!

Sandra said...

Italy! Sounds much better than staying here! :-)
Happy Blogaversary, Vanessa!
Hugs Sandra

Steph Zerbe said...

Congrats Vanessa! I can't wait to see what inspiration Italy brings you! Love the blog candy! PTI is the best! Thanks!

Michelle said...

Congrats on the Blogaversary. I found you through the Papertrey Gallery and I am thrilled to have done so. Your cards are gorgeous. You do some amazing things with color.

Mishy

Karen B. said...

Well, Congratulations! I love your blog, especially about the post on your first publication, and a cover to boot! I smiled when I saw the card on the actual magazine and thought of you. Love your work, love your style!

Nat said...

Huge congrats on your one year blogaversary!! love love love your amazing blog! Enjoy your trip to Italy too!

Elise said...

You're much to YOUNG to be THAT old! Tee Hee CONGRATULATIONS, sweet thing! {AND have a wonderful TRIP!}

Margrit said...

Herzlichen Glückwunsch.Ein schönes Candy und ein super Blog.
LG Margrit

anita said...

congrats vanessa. those flowers are hydrangea and I love them. I hope that u sore very high in crafting and thanks for the giveaway.
http://craftingforever.blogspot.com/

Monika/Buzsy said...

A bit late... still... happy blogiversary! Keep the cards coming! Hope you are enjoying (or enjoyed) Italy! :o)

Carol said...

I'm late too...but happy anniversary! I sooo wish I was in Italy right now! You lucky girl!

Ellie A. said...

As always I am super fashionably late :) Happy Blog anniversary.Hope your having a blast and Enjoy!

Regina said...

hallo, Vanessa
♥-lichen Glückwunsch zum 1-jährigen!

Bin von deinen Karten und Projekten ganz begeistert! Dein Stil gefällt mir.
Danke für die Chance auf einen so tollen Gewinn.

ღ-liche Grüße und weiterhin so viel Kreativität
Regina

Dwita said...

Dear Vanessa,

Congrats for your blog. They contain fabulous creations of yours.
Have the coolest trip in Italy..

Hugs, Dwita.

Me said...

Congratulations on the anniversary of your blog. I just love your cards! Thank you for the chances of winning and keep up your great work!

Brenda said...

Your card is so pretty! Congrats on your anniversary for your blog. Thanks for a chance to win.

GrammaR said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary...a few days late! Love your Hyd! I have a flowerbed full of them. Thanks for a chance at the gift certificate.

Marylynne said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary. The photos of your wildflowers are beautiful. Thanks for sharing before you cut them down. Love your hydrangea too - they are so gorgeous! Beautiful blues.

ninasays said...

Nice one! Na dann welcome back home und viel Glück dass alles bald wieder beim alten ist! Cooles Give-away! Viele Grüße aus dem nassen Neuseeland!

Pipaiita/Carita said...

I just found your blog (the peacock-card in SCS) and I´m hooked! Beautifull, elegant and so unique cards!
Love from Finland, Carita