5/17/2011

Two Years of Blogging - time to celebrate with a giveaway!

Happy Tuesday to you and Happy 2nd Blogoversary to me! I can't tell how much I appreciate all of you, so thank you so much for your support!!! Today I am having a giveaway for you :


It's not the ranunculus, they are already withered now, but I thought it wouldn't hurt to have a nice photo in my post. I don't have a pic of the giveaway, because I didn't have time for that yet. But it will be a box full of new stamps (Hero Arts, Unity, Imaginisce), Stickers (SEI, Glitz Design, SRM), Paper (Cosmo Cricket, My Little Shoebox, October Afternoon, GCD Studios etc), Chipboard (Cosmo Cricket, Tattered Angels etc.) and various Embellishments (Buttons, Ribbon, Flowers etc.). Who knows what else will find its way into the box - it will depend on how many of you are interested in my giveaway!

So, IF you are interested in it, please leave a comment on this post. You don't have to include this information, but if you are in a chatty mood, I would love to know if there is something you like about my blog. Or about my creations. Or what you would like to see more often. Is there anything you'd like me to show? Like tutorials? So if you'd like to, please tell me that.

The giveaway will be open for one week. It will close on Tuesday, May 24 at 12 pm EST. And it is open to all of you! I will draw a winner randomly next week.

Again, thank you so much for being part of my little blogworld and for visiting me!

Hugs,
Vanessa x

68 comments:

Agnieszka said...

Congratulations on two years of blogging, Vanessa! I hope there are many more years to come with lots of great inspirations!

Milla said...

Congrats on your blogoversary, Vanessa! What I like about your blog? Seeing your beautiful creations, of course, as your cards are gorgeous! :) And tutorials are always welcome :)

Kelly Massman said...

What I love about your blog is your beautiful card creations! Your attention to detail is impeccable! I'd really love to see you do some scrapbook layouts, too! I'm sure I'd be in awe...
Thanks for a chance to win some goodies from you--hey, you might even include one of your gorgeous cards in it! :-)

Els said...

Congrats, Vanessa!! I've been following for almost two years and will stick around longer. Keep those beautiful creations coming!!!

Jessica Wekenman said...

Hello, Vanessa! Happy Blogoversary to you! I do love your blog and am always inspired by your cards everytime I visit! Thank you so much for the chance at your generous giveaway!

Jackie said...

Happy Blogaversary! Two years already - where does the time go? I love seeing all of your wonderful creations, you inspire me! I would love to see some tutorials, too, if you are so inclined. I do appreciate you listing your supplies at the end of your posts. It is frustrating to see something cool on a project and have no information about it. Keep up the good work!

Judith said...

Congratulations on your second Blogoversary! Your cards are fabulous, I like to look at your blog for inspiration, you create my kind of cards. Good Luck to everyone.

Mary said...

Congratulations, Vanessa! Your blog is a constant source of inspiration...thank you for sharing your talent! :)

~amy~ said...

happy Blogaversary!!!! I love visiting your blog because you are so very inspiring:)

Pamela said...

Congratulations on your milestone! As someone who doesn't have a blog (shameful, I know!), I admire people who have the talent and find the time to share their wonderful creations. I love the fact that you have a widely ranging style... from clean and simple to shabby chic. As far as what I'd love to see more of, I love technique information and detailed "how to" instructions. Congrats again! - Pamela

Lillian Child said...

Congrats on reaching this milestone in the blogging world! My first anniversary of blogging is in a few months and I can't believe how much fun and how many wonderful people I've met along the way. You have a lovely blog. I am a visual crafter so tutorials are always appreciated.

Barbara said...

Happy Blogaversary Vanessa. , The picture today is lovely with it soft yellow colors. I look forward to tutorials b/c I am such a visual learner. Thank you for sharing your art with us

Nancy said...

Happy Blog Anniversary, Vanessa! You are one of the fist card artists that I met on the Hero Arts blog. You have always been so inspiring. I love all of your work. I have so enjoyed following your blog and watching you grow. A tutorial would be wonderful. Maybe one showing how you make your scrumptious bows. Thank you for the chance to win such a generous giveaway! I look froward to many more of your inspiring creations!

Agata said...

Happy Blogoversary to you!!! Congrats on so many beautiful creations! Yes, I'd love to know the secret of your double ribbon knots! :) Hugs!

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

Großartig!! Glückwunsch!
Ich mag alles an deinem Blog :-)
Besonders die Vielfalt der Stile, in denen du deine Karten fertigst!
Vielen Dank für die Möglichkeit so ein tolles Candy zu bekommen!
Liebe Grüße,
Ulina
PS: Man glaubt es kaum - es ist schneller Mai geworden, als ich dachte u. jetzt hab ich das Card Creations Vol.9 mit meiner Karte drin bekommen... mein kleiner Meilenstein ;-)

Nancy L. said...

congrats, vanessa, on your blogaversary!
i love all your cards, they are all adorable!!!

ninasays said...

Jaaaaa, das Tutorial über die "zweiohrige" Schleife!!! Happy Blog-iversary! Viele Grüße aus Heidelberg!

Yvette said...

Happy Blogoversary, Vanessa! I enjoy following your blog. I love your work, you've been a great inspiration to me. Thanks for the chance to win a generous giveaway!

matie said...

I just love your clean approach with the focus on single dramatic focal point. It's a style I'm trying to feel more comfortable with. Your inspiration site has pushed me to try new design elements. I'm lovin' it!

AnitaRex said...

Congrats on your blogoversary!! YAY! :> I like the whole package about your blog, your creations and you! :>

Betty said...

hi vanessa - congratulations - i read your blog all the time - loved the teddy bear baby card you did recently - it went into my idea file. thanks for a chance to win some goodies.

donna mikasa said...

Happy 2nd Blogoversary, Vanessa! I love visiting your blog and seeing your inspiring work. And I love to count how many times you've been published, too!

Dawn said...

well done on your blogoversary Vanessa. I love visiting your blog because you always have something inspiring there. Your cards are so beautifully done. I love the way you use PP ~ all very cleverly done. Keep up the good work. Hugs to you~

Barb said...

2 years.. .wow! Congrats, Vanessa! Happy Blogiversary! I've always loved your blog. . .I guess because your cards are so beautiful, you have a lovely, elegant style, you've been published many times and that all adds up to you being such an inspiration to me! Thanks for the chance to win some goodies and by the way, those ranunculus are gorgeous! :)

Judy1223 said...

Wow, two years of blogging...congratulations! (I just started my blog on January 1st and it has been fun so far!)

I think one of the things I like most about your stayle is how eclectic it is! You seem to make sweet cards just as easily as vintage cards. That's not easy to do! (At least not for me.)

Thanks for a chance to win...and happy anniversary!
Judy

juli (sweetpz) said...

Congrats on 2yrs!!! I love your card creations, they are all so unique. Thanks for the chance to win.
hugs
juli

Manasa said...

Congratulations on your blog anniversary :) Would definitely love to see more of your tutorials... :) I love how you use a same stamp set differently in your creations..

Isha said...

Congratulations on your 2nd. blog Anniversary Vanessa. Love your blog cos you make the simplest cards look beautiful...so its full of inspiration and of coarse you and your daughter. I loved that chair covered in snow too...lol. I would love to see the tutorial on your bow tying esp. the double bow.

Pippa67 said...

Two years allready. I'm a "bad" commenter. I look, enjoy and go to the next blog. How bad is that. But I wanted to stop this time and congratulate you with your two years of blogging. Love the cards you make. And hope you keep doing so. I really like the cards you make with PTI stamps.

Dotty Jo said...

Happy 2nd Blogoversary Vanessa - doesn't time just fly by???? What do I love most about your blog???? First off must be your FABULOUS cards - but I also get a big kick out of your enthusiasm for crafting. I'll never forget that jumping on the trampoline post!!!! Hugs, Jo x

Deirdre said...

Congrats on 2 years - where did the time go? Amazing. I adore everything you create, love your style and I love popping by your blog for wonderful inspiration.

Keep up the amazing work and thanks for the chance to win amazing candy! Hugs, Deirdre

Rebecca said...

Wow! That's awesome!!! What I love most about your blog are your beautiful cards! LOVE your work!!!

Lin said...

Congrats on your blogversary, Vanessa! I don't think you need to change a thing, just keep that inspiration coming!

Tiffany said...

Yay! Congrats on the blogoversary! So fun and keep up the beautiful inspiration!

claire_packham said...

Happy Anniversary! I'm a relatively newby to your blog, but am absolutely loving it!!

Dana said...

Happy blog-oversary, Vanessa!
I'm not very chatty BUT I have to say that when I entered the papercrafting community, your name was one of the first I associated with published work! I remember your candle-stamping most of all... I love how varied your style is!

Lindsay said...

Yeah! Congrats on two years of blogging! Love your creations Vanessa and can't wait to see all the latest things you will make! Thanks for the chance to win!

Denise said...

Congrats on 2 years with the blog! I love your creations and would love some tutorials! You always add such great details to your cards! Thanks for sharing with us, and thanks for a chance to win a prize!
DeniseB

judy said...

Congratulations, Vanessa on your
two year blog anniversary! I have
been enjoying your card creations
ever since I first saw them on the
Hero Arts Flickr group.

BunnyFreak said...

Congrats on the two years of blogging. I only recently started following.

Laura.K said...

Congratulations.

I love your blog, I'm coming almost every day to see your beautiful cards.

I would love to see more tutorials. Your creations are so gorgeous, I would like t learn some tricks and tips from you.

Thanks for this chance to win some nice goodies.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Congratulations on 2 years!! WOW! I love visiting here--you always have new and creative ways to use papers/stamps/etc. I LOOOOOOOVE seeing your creations in print too! YOU ARE FAB!! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win:) sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

Gina said...

Congratulations on your bloggiversary!! I love seeing your cards! And something I've always wondered...when using a ribbon on the front of a card (as a bow or even not as a bow)...how do you attach it? Do you cut a slice in the edge and run the ribbon/twine through that? (I'm talking about ribbon on the base layer - not on a mat layer). I'm such a beginner!!! :)

Vanessa said...

Cograts, Vanessa! Love your clean and simple creations 'cos that tends to be my style but love to look at everything you do - such inspiration. wishing you many more happy years of blogging!

Ronnie said...

Congrats on your two year blogaversary! Your work inspires me, and I am always in awe of your talent! I wouldn't change a thing!

Tina said...

Oh, ein Candy? Das hört sich toll an und ich mache gerne mit. :) Danke für die Möglichkeit, etwas zu gewinnen.

Dein Blog gefällt mir so gut, weil Du so viele Stile hervorragend beherrschst und es nie langweilig wird, bei Dir rein zu schauen.
Du könntest uns Deine Organisation und Deinen Stempelplatz vorstellen, wenn Du magst. Jaja, ich bin neugierig, ich weiß. *lol*
Tutorials sind auch immer eine schöne Idee. Aber am wichtigsten ist, daß Du Dich mit all dem wohl fühlst und es nicht nur den Lesern zu Liebe machst, denn nur dann hast Du immer Muse genug, uns weiter so tolle Sachen zu zeigen.

Nun aber genug mit meinem Roman, hab einen schönen Tag und ein schönes Wochenende, Tina

Toni K said...

Congrats on two years!!! Awesome! Your work is always impeccable!

Мария Доричева Maria Doricheva said...

Congratulations! I like your style and enjoy your blog! Your reader from Moscow, Russia. http://mdoricheva.blogspot.com/

POSH said...

HAPPY BLOGGG-A-VERSARY TO YOU!!!!
And CONGRATS on your 16 cards making into the mag....that's quite an accomplishment....
CONGRATS and thanks again for the oppty. to win some crafty goodies.

Sandy said...

Happy 2nd Blogoversary! What do I like? hmmm... well, besides your beautiful creations, I like the "feel" of your blog. Creative, young, spirited. I like the header and the picture you have.

irinka said...

Two years only? Wow, you got far in two years, creating for magazine and awsome blogs like card pattetns. I love you creations, I love your style.

The MadStamper said...

Well, I am brand new to your blog today! Had time to do the blog hop and here I am! :) Thank you for the chance to win fabulous candy! I can't wait to see more of your posts!!!

cards by cara said...

Congratulations!! What a fabulous milestone. What do I love about your blog? Well, your card style, of course. And I like the fun tone of your posts. I love tutorials and tips on whatever - organization, techniques etc ... :) Thanks for the chance to win and congrats on the many publications in the mag! What wonderful news!!

Aimes said...

Happy Bloggy Anniversary, Sweet Vanessa!!!
What is there not to love about your blog? I love your style, your sweet words and most of all, the chance to have made a fabulous friend :)
Thank you for the chance to win some scrummy goodies and thank you mostly for treating us to some fabby creations! Here's to many more years ahead!
Hugs!
Aimes
x

Angela said...

Hi Vanessa,
ein GROSSES DANKE für die vielen schönen Karten!!!
Mach doch mal Tischkarten, Give aways o. ä. Das wäre toll.
Lg Angela

Vinnie said...

I love ranunculas too! Anyway I like how your style is not 'fixed' so we get to see a variety of designs :) And yes please more tutorials perhaps?

gocanucksgo said...

Happy 2nd blogaversary =) I always enjoying seeing your creations. Keep up the fabulous work and I would love to see more tutorials. Cheers!

Lynn (toomanycrayons) said...

I love your card making style and thats how I found your blog to follow because of a card you had some place -- don't even remeber where now. Congrats on the anniversary -- I admire anyone who can keep up a blog as you've done, a lot of work I know

Sue D said...

Happy 2nd Blogoversary! I like your creations and the stamps that you use.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Iris said...

Congrats on your Blogoversary!! I absolutely love your blog, you really are a constant source of joy and inspiration to me! Thanks for a chance to win! Viele Gruesse, Iris

Fiorella said...

I've just discovered your blog and love it! Congrats on your second blogversary!

ostrichs said...

Your site has introduced me to the world of craft blogging. I love your site and check it out when I check my email. Thanks, Vanessa, for sharing your gift.

Carol said...

Happy Anniversary for 2 years of faithful blogging! Thanks for the inspiration.

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations:) I love your cards and look forward to the inspiration:) http://visionsofpaper.blogspot.com/

steph said...

Congratulations on your 2 years of blogging! That's so exciting! Wishing you continued success in the next year! You bring me so much inspiration! This prize package sounds amazing- thanks for the chance to win!

Amber L. said...

I love your cards. They are so cute :)

Chunyuan said...

Happy 2nd Blogoversary! You are amazing inspiration. Love the different styles of your creation.

paperella said...

Big congrats on this amazing milestone! Not only two years of blogging but also so many achievements during that time! Your blog is always a great source of inspiration :)