Friday, August 7, 2009

BLOGAVERSARY coming up ...


WOW ... I just realized I have my very "1st Blogaversary" coming up on August 4th. Now that calls for a celebration and blog CANDY!!!!! Can you believe it!! And to think I said I'd never create a blog ... huh!! Boy am I glad I did ... I've met SO MANY wonderful people and had so much fun!

AND ... I see I turned over 30,000 hits while I was out having fun with the Stamp Simply ladies in Shipshewana, Indiana. Another reason to celebrate!!! I must go shopping for blog candy ... please stop back later (after my shopping trip) so I can share with you what you can win!!

** Edit to add photo of Blog Candy & instructions **

To qualify for my Blogaversary Blog Candy ... you only have to do three things:

1. Leave a comment on this post,
2. Become a follower of my blog (if you already are a follower, you name gets entered twice), and 3. Mention my Blogaversary & Candy on your blog and please link back to my blog (OPTIONAL).

That's it!! Since I'm so late realizing this milestone, I will wait until the end of next week (Friday, August 7th) to draw for the winner!

BTW ... there will no doubt be additional goodies added to the candy before the winner is drawn! Thanks for your support and good luck!!


Lana Edwards said...

Let me be the first to say
Happy 1st Blogaversary Darlene!!!
Wow you did it!!!!!! Congratulations friend keep up the great work!
Thanks for the chance on what I know will be great blog candy.

Amy Johnson said...

Congratulations on your Blogaversary Darlene! I'm already a follower, and I'll be sure to mention your Blogaversary on my post today. Good luck with the Clear Dollar Stamps Guest Designer Challenge. Your SCS Sketch Card is lovely. I love all the different shades of green. And I love the beautiful butterfly on your midnight madness card!

jrmom said...

You've come a long way Baby!! Hard to believe you once said you couldn't see yourself scrapping or papercrafting, huh?! Your work is so beautiful.

The Rubber Maid said...

Happy Blogoversay on Aug. 4th. I hope you have many more to come. Pat

Marcy said...

Happy Blogaversary, Darlene!

I am so happy we met through Splitcoast. You're an inspiring lady, through both your enthusiasm for papercrafting and your joyful attitude about life.

I'll be sure to mention your giveaway on my blog.

Lyneen said...

CONGRATS on a very successful first year!!!! You have kept up your spirit during your year and are a true leader... Good luck in the following year...

I am a follower and a link on MY CANDY BAR has been posted. also check out the link above!

Crystal said...

WOW Darlene congrats on the 1 year and sooo many hits, I can for sure see why your blog is outstanding with such beautiful work!!! I am going to link your candy to my sidebar, and you know I already follow you!! Hugs!

horsebroad said...

Congratulations on sticking with it for a whole year! Love the inspiration I get from you!

Angie Cortes said...

Congrats Darlene...a Blogaversary and 30,000 hits is awesome!! I will add a link to my sidebar!!

Btrflywmn said...

Congratulations on the 1 year Blogaversary. I am now a follower and have posted your candy on my blog. Thanks for the chance to win.

Nelly said...

Happy 1st blogaversary and many more! What lovely candy. Thanks for your generosity.

Carol said...

Happy Blogaversary for Tuesday! So many hits in one year is awesome!!
I will pop a link in my sidebar and add my name to your followers(thought i was there already!) I love seeing your work for my sketch challenges and i hope you will continue to play along.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend :)

Carol x

Penny said...

Hi! Glad I found your blog. Congrats on your anniversary!

I'm a new follower and I've posted a picture and link in my sidebar!

I don't know if you're interested in digital stamps or not, but if you are interested I have a blog candy on my second blog for digital stamps I created.

Belyona said...

Thank you for your candy! I'm your follower now :)
My link to your candy in my blog

Amy said...

Gotta love milestones! Congrats on the one year mark! Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy! Enjoy another year!

Pat said...

Congratulations on your first year. Thank you for this chance!
How exciting, i am offering also a candy and it's interesting to see what other lovely bloggers are offering.
I am following now and will watch your work closely :)
Hugs xx

Не Волшебница / Not the magician said...

Hi! I link you candy in my sidebar !
Thank you for your candy! I'm your follower now :)

Alline said...

Happy Blogoversary! I'm a follower and I posted a link to you on my blog. I hope I win!

Thanks for the chance.

Katjuska said...

I put your candy on my blog's sidebar and I became your follower. My blog is here
Thanks for the chance to win :)

Heike said...

Happy 1st Blogaversary Darlene, the Blogcandy is wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win, i've linked your Blogcandy with Picture on my sidebar and i'm a follower.....


CoveredInCrafts said...

OoOoO!! Congratulations!!! I'm keeping my fingers crossed. :)

Jenny said...

Happy Blogoversary! I'm a follower now! I have posted a link on my blog. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome candy.


Paola said...

Hi Darleene,

happy blogoversay!
Thanks for the chance to win this candy.
I'm a followet now, an i've linked you on my sidebar.

Hugs, Paola

^..^Corgidogmama said...

You were in Shipshe? I live 40 miles away in North Manchester. Didn't you love seeing the Amish, and the shops, and the food?
Happy Blogaversary.

Carla said...

CONGRATS, Dar!! I'm so glad you have you as a blog buddy!!

Claude said...

Thanks for the chance to win this awesome blog candy! I am a follower and you are in my sidebar here:

Doris said...

Happy blogaversary! I've linked your candy on my blog here

sweet candy! I'm a follower too greetings

Raquel said...

Great Candy and Happy Blogaversary!!! Ive become a follower and added your candy to my sidebar. THanks for the chance to win.

craft_princess said...

I posted about you on my blog and I am now a follower!

Thanks for the chance to win!

rosa said...

wow it's beautiful!!!!! sorry for my english spero di vincere un saluto dall'Italia bye bye rosa

Michelle Forrest said...

Congratulation Darlene! Wonderful blog and wonderful candy too! I added you to my candy jar and became a follower even though I check your blog on a regular basis!

mae said...

Congratulation!I posted about you on my blog and I am now a follower!
Thanks for the chance to win!

Elena said...

Happy 1st Blogaversary Darlene!!!
Wow, what a gorgeous candy :-)
Thanks for the chance to win.

Kristyn said...

Congrats on over 30k hits and on your 1 year blogaversary :-) I was browsing your cards and I LOVE the butterfly one you made for the color throwdown #54! It's beautiful :-) Anyways, thanks for sharing your success with us and I'm definitely spreadin the word ;-). I look forward to following your future creations :-)

Angie said...

Super blog, enjoyed having a browse,
became a follower,
Have put a link on my sidebar,
Thanks for the chance to win,

Cheri said...

Hi -- thanks for the opportunity to win this Candy.

1. I am a follower
2. I linked back to you on my blog at
3. Comment left!

Regina said...

hello Darlene
congratulations on your first anniversary in blogland!
Just joined your followers and I’ll leave a link on my sidebar.

Thank you for the opportunity to win lovely blog candy!
A lot of greetings from Germany- Regina

Tracey said...


Thanks for sharing your work via this blog and for offering such gorgeous candy. I have added your details to my blog at

Thanks again


(PS I tried to leave this a few minutes ago but don't think it worked so am trying again. If I accidentally post this twice I apologise)

Mouse40 said...

Happy Blogoversary!!
Great blog candy! Thanks for the chance to win!
I'm your follower now and I posted a link on the sidebar of my blog