Thursday, May 31, 2012

1 Year Blog Anniversary!! Giveaways Below

I cannot believe it's been one year since I started my paper crafting blog. The Christmas before my mom had gotten me a Cricut Expression machine (thanks mom!) and through the internet I stumbled upon the wide wide world of crafting blogs. I was so inspired by countless people and their creations, tutorials, techniques, and haul videos (for sure) that I started my very own blog. I had pretty high hopes and expectations for myself and this blog. It kept me crafting a lot in the beginning, but I soon realized that my goal of posting every other day was an enormous challenge. So then I lowered my goal to posting at least once a week. I exceed that goal most every week, so that makes me feel good!!

As a blog-iversary gift to all my loyal followers, and to those that stop in from time to time, I am having two giveaways!!

The first prize is the Cricut Cartridge "Wild Card". This was the very first cartridge I bought. I love how easy it is to use to crank out an insta-card. And the matching envelopes are the best.

Cricut Card Cartridge - Wild Card 

The second prize is 2 different 6x6 paper pads from my very favorite online shopping Pumpkin Spice. And you get to pick the pads yourself! Whichever two fit your fancy. There are a LOT to choose from. Click here to see all the options. 

 Pumpkin Spice

To win either of these prizes, just leave a comment below telling me your favorite thing about the wide wide world of craft blogs. I love to read comments like that. I will be picking two winners on June 7th (that gives you one week to tell all your friends to stop by for a chance to win) and announcing them here. Good luck!

Thank you everyone for making my first year as a paper crafting blogger so memorable. I "met" a lot of really sweet and kind people. You all continue to inspire me every day!


  1. Happy Blogaversary!! Awesome giveaway thanks for the chance to win. My fav thing about craft blogs is all the great things you can learn.. different techniques.. and not just video but also pic tutorials etc. they're the best I've learned so many new things from blogs. I also love the great new ideas you can find. thanks again for the chance!

  2. Happy Anniversary. I love reading different blogs to learn from them and there are so many different ideas 'out there' Thanks for the chance to win

  3. When I got my Cricut and Design Studio - has it been almost 2 years ago! - I knew nothing about them. Googling brought me to a couple of blogs that helped me tremendously and I've been hooked ever since.

  4. Congrats on your blogaversary. :)

    I think my favorite thing is you can learn so much. There are so many talented people out there and I love seeing everything they make.


  5. Congrats on your first blogaversary!!!! I was shocked when I saw it was only your first...I thought you had been doing this a lot longer! You blog like a pro!!

    I really love looking through paper crafting blogs so that I can find inspiration. The talent out in blog world absoulutely astounds me. And it's always easy to keep up on what's new and hot at the moment too!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

  6. Happy blogaversary!!! ;) I had no idea you'd only been doing this one year!!! (I usually look at people's past projects using their labels, not archives!!) My favorite thing about the blogging world.....I love looking at projects that other people create, but my very favorite thing is how nice & supportive crafters are I think. People leave so many nice comments on my blog, and I always try and leave a lot of nice comments for people myself.....I just love how encouraging the blogging crafting community is!!! It's neat how you get to "know" people you visit regularly!!! Thanks for the great give away opportunity Carissa!!

  7. Happy Anniversary on your one year of blogging, I can't beleive that it has been that long already! You have been the inspiration for the purchase of my cricut and of course my gypsy. I have had some thoughts in the last few months that I may even start my own blog sometime in the near future and you will be the first person I look to for some guidance. What I love about the blogging world is that everyone has such great and creative ideas and they are willing to share them with all of us. You have a wonderful blog Carissa and I try to stop by as often as possible, congratulations again on your one year anniversary.


  8. Happy blogaversary!!! My favorite thing about the blogging world is that I have met some of the sweetest people and get to call them friends - like you! I have LOVED your talent since day 1 and you are such a sweet DT sister! Congratulations and here's to many more years! :)

  9. I have just ordered some items from Pumpkin Spice. Today I returned to that web site. There I clicked on the blog and the design team. Again, I begin to browse. That is how I found your site. I love visiting craft blogs to find inspiration, techniques, ideas, and what is new in the craft world of card making, scrapbooking, etc.

  10. Congrats! I love the blogging world because it give you the chance to show you stuff. Let other see you work for what it is not what it should be. For tips, how to, and inspiration. TFS AJ~

  11. Aww, one year already! Sorry I missed your anniversary but I wanted to say congratulations! I felt the same way you did - totally inspired and wanting to share. The best thing about blogs are the people you 'meet' and the shared community of craftiness!

  12. Wow - Congrats on one year!!! I think my favorite thing about the blog world is how it connects the world of crafters so much - even across so many miles and culture differences! Thanks for the sweet giveaway!!!


I just love reading all your comments! Thank you!