Sunday, January 13, 2008

Blogoversary...

Did you see it? On my side bar...down below...it has been ONE year since I started blogging. And would you believe that I have had 171000 hits since then? Wow!!! Thank you SOOO much.

Part of my new years resolution this year is to participate in 1-2 splitcoast challenges a week. I used to participate in them a little more frequently and then got busy doing "other" things! It is amazing how you develop as a stamper and artist when you participate in these challenges regularly. I can TRULY attribute my growth personally and professionally to splitcoast as well as those who have given me a chance...those who have believed in me and given me the confidence to push my comfort zone.

In light of the blogoversary, I took it upon myself to find and case the SWEETEST project in this week's featured stamper's gallery (her SCS name is I'm Veronica) and transform this bag idea into a birthday card. In addition to changing a bag into a card, I also changed the colour combo, added a flower and some bling, created a 3-D cake, added some ribbon and did LOTS of double stamping! Essentially I only kept the layout the same.



Here's a close up for you too!



recipe
paper: purely pomegranate (SU!), chocolate chip (SU!), soft skye (SU!), river rock (SU!)
ink: purely pomegranate (SU!), chocolate chip (SU!), river rock (SU!)
stamp set(s): piece of cake (PTI)
accessories: corner rounder (SU!), nestabilities (Spellbinders), sponge, rectangle punch (fiskars), gemstones (hero arts)


Have a terrific Sunday. And here's to another great year of blog *ching*--my cake against yours! *lol*

Because I love to stamp and you do too!
Alli

20 comments:

StampOwl said...

Congratulations on your blogoversary! Absolutely love this card.

Lauren (mytime) said...

YEAH! One year! You card totally ROCKS!

Wife2TJ said...

Congratulations on your blogoversary!!!

Ghazal said...

Happy blogoversary. The card is great, I really love the colors.

Splashryan said...

What a gorgeous card! I love that layout. I may be "borrowing" that! Congrats on your blogoversary and all those hits! WOW! I don't know how you manage challenges with kids....I hail you! Have a great Sunday!

Tara

DeniseLynn said...

WooHoo! happy Oversary to you. *wink* Love your blog - keep it going.

Becky in East Tennessee said...

OH this is a beautiful card! Love all the details! UBER COOL! Happy versary too! What a great feeling huh!? Cant wait to see what the next year brings to us through you! Keep it up...love your blog!

Marlou said...

Happy anniversary, Alli and what a gorgeous card to celebrate xx

Well Said Cards said...

congrats on the blog anniversary! I have enjoyed reading your blog. here's to another year of blogging.

stampqueen said...

Congradulations on your Blogversary!!! I LOVE that card - layout, colors, the cake in Purley Pomegranet is soo cool - WOW!!!
Tera

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Just beautiful Alli! Happy Blogoversary!

Flossie's Follies said...

Happy Blogoversary, your card is fanstatic, as is your blog.

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Oh my word! SOOO CUTE!!!!

Jennie Skaggs said...

Congrats on so many hits. :) Love your cards. Jennie

Carole (TruCarMa) said...

Happy blog birthday, Alli! Love this card!

Cindy said...

Happy bloggaversary! I've really enjoyed your blog this past year. Keep up the fantastic work!

-Cindy

PS. Thanks so much for linking to my Nesties Frame!

chelemom said...

Love your card!!! Gorgeous! Happy Anniversary too!

kitcat said...

Congrats on your Blog Anniversary, I love to receive every entry you post! Keep up the amazing work!

Dana said...

As a long time blog lurker, I just had to speak up and say Happy Anniversary Alli! I'm usally so stunned by your cards that I can't even comment, for fear of sounding stupid, but today I made an exception.
You rock!

Tracy said...

Happy blogaversary!! I love coming here for inspiration.