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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Time to Celebrate my Blogoversary!!!

And here it is - the long awaited blogoversary post!!! I said I'd post on Wednesday - and, well, it's still Wednesday where I'm at for another half hour...! Sorry I'm so slow, it's been a really crazy few days! But more on that later... first my card. I had to make a celebratory card to go with my celebration post. This cute image & sentiment are from a Wordsworth set I won as blog candy myself on Debbie's blog a while back. I love that Jane Austen quote! And of course I had to bling up my card - the little gal is wearing a super sparkley party dress! I also used some clear glaze pen on her green appletini but you can't see it in the photo. I used more of my SU taffeta ribbon - I just love that stuff! And I couldn't resist adding a straight pin - it's definitely an addiction I have, along with the glitter and bling! (And the pins are all Nancy's fault, I just LOVE how she uses them!) The colors are this week's challenge on Splitcoast (CC163 - Certainly Pretty Chocolate!) and the layout started out as this week's sketch challenge (SC173) but I strayed a little. I added my cool new watermark that Dina designed for me. I still have a few more things I want to add to my new & improved blog template but I haven't had a chance yet...

Ok and now what you're really here for... the blog candy! Yummy!! I have a couple extra MFT sets to offload, plus a few of *my* favorite things... some pearls, dew drops, some swarovski crystals and a little assortment of safety pins and straight pins (I've been collecting them...!) Oh and of course my favorite thing of all - some Stickles!! I somehow ended up with two things of copper Stickles, don't ask me how! And for kicks I threw in a few little SU stamps and an edge distresser. To win this candy, I'd like you to do one of two things (or both!) - I wanted to come up with a cute name for my blog candy that fits my addiction theme, but I am drawing a blank. Can you help me come up with something???? Or, tell me what you're most addicted to in the stamp room. Honestly I'm not sure what my biggest addiction is - I love so many things - glitter, ribbon, brads... the list goes on and on. I'm a true addict! :-)

I really can't believe it's been over a year since I started this blog!! I totally did it on a whim one night. I had really just discovered exactly how wonderful Splitcoast was (even though I've been a "user" since 2005... I was slow to actually realize what an amazing resource and community it is!) And then I discovered that people actually have stamping blogs!! I didn't even know what a blog was at that point (yes I am even slower than you thought...!). But after looking at them for a bit, I went for it, thinking it was cheap entertainment and the only ones who would ever look at it were my sister and maybe a couple friends. Boy was I shocked, and nearly peed my pants, when the two comments I got on my very first post ever were from two Stamping Legends (hee hee), Beate and Debbie!!! OMG! My hubby had no clue why I was bouncing off the walls, but I totally was. Since then I've met so many other wonderful people through blogging - I am SO GLAD I started this little blog totally on an impulse!!
Ok in closing I have to share one other photo - if you've been following along you know I've been working like a mad woman to get our house ready to sell. Well it's going on the market tomorrow afternoon!! Eeek! Wish us luck. The photographer came yesterday to take photos for our virtual tour, and I need to share the one of my stamp room. It looks soooo pretty and neat and clean. This is a rare occurrence, I am typically a Stamping Slob. You know, a messy desk is the sign of a creative mind... or something like that...! Anyway I'm glad there's photographic proof that it once looked like this... Mind you, part of why it's so neat and clean is because half of my stuff (and nearly all my stamps!!) are boxed up and being stored at my sister's...!

Ok this is a record-long post, so I'll stop boring you now (WAKE UP!!). Leave a comment for the candy by Sunday at 9pm CST - I'll draw a winner then. Thanks for stopping by!!
  • Stamps: Party by Clearly Wordsworth
  • Paper: Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla, Au Chocolat
  • Ink: Adirondack Pitch Black
  • Accessories: SU & Copic markers, Star Dust Stickles, Clear Glaze pen, Pretty in Pink taffeta ribbon, rhinestone stickers, corner rounder, straight pin


  1. well, I was gonna say call your goodies LSD (Lasting Stamping Drugs) but that is lame. It's what happens at 2 AM with stomach pangs from not eating and too much work.

    so what do I like in a stamp room (besides being able to actually find what I am looking for?) The multitude of colors one can find at your fingertips. I am glad the world is not black and white.

  2. My addiction in my stamping room...ribbon (I have them hung on the walls) and DP (my table is currently covered in it...I am "organizing" it).

    A name for your addiction? of my fav words is "craftastrope"...I don't know if that would work though!

  3. My addiction is ribbon, ribbon, ribbon. :D Happy Blogaversary!

  4. You can call the blog candy "The Munchies" -- as in "I've got the Munchies and I'm giving them to YOU!" And I say "Who ME? Yay!!! Libby you're the BEST! Now I won't have to fire you!"... or something like that. (just kidding!) How about you come get MY stamp room ready for a photo shoot? You're a pro!

    Oh, and love the party card - CUTE!

  5. First off-- Love your stamp room!!! My is sooooooooooo crazy right now!!! I couldn't even find some of the supplies I needed last night at my stamp club uggggg!!!

    Anyway-- My favorite thing..... probably embellishments in general-- I think they add so much to any project.

    As far as your candy.... Why not name it exactly what they are... "My Favorite Things"??

    Thanks for all the inspirations!!!
    Sherri Alspach

  6. Your craft room is TOO NEAT!!! And it looks so organized. I can't stand it. LOL
    A name for your blog candy.....hmmmmmmmmmmm....."Libby's Little Extra's"
    I had trouble naming my kids as they were born.
    My addiction has to be ribbon. Putting a card out there without ribbon is like going out naked. Feels awful.
    WHAT? No ribbon in the candy........oh dear. LOL...........just kidding.

  7. 1. Adorable card!
    2. Congrats on your Blogoversary!!
    3. LOVE that cute, cute watermark!!!
    4. Please come clean my craft room. I'm drowning in here!
    5. Name for your blog candy? Fix? Hit? Relief? Satisfaction? Smack? Methadone? Intervention? Therapy? : ) That's a hard one...

  8. woohoo blog your site...wish I had your beautiful work space i am totally unorganized no matter how hard I try...How about LALALicious for your name? have a great day

  9. Congrats on your Blogversary! Thanks for sharing your thoughts and beautiful work throughout all that you've had on your plate! Your room looks amazing - great work!
    Something that I can't stop using are stickles and Nestabilities! So funny because my guy thinks scallops are so cheesy look -- oh what does he know :)

  10. Congratulations.....I really enjoy your blog....I don't comment much but I do have you in my favorites.

    I love kids are constantly telling me I have too much stuff but I can't help buying more.

  11. Happy Blogaversary Libby!!! I love popping in to see what's new from your creative space

    I am a collector of paper trimmers and scissors. I am always looking for the best cutter out there, so I keep buying. I know have three I use on a regular basis.... each one has it's own merits and drawbacks.

    Hugs to you!

  12. Hi Libby - once again - you NEVER bore me - I love reading your blog - you are so hilarious - and your scrapbook room looks awesome - but I'm like you, I can't really create unless it is complete disaster!! My addiction in my stamping room - has to be paper and ribbon- I can't seem to get enough of it, and I've nowhere to put it!! LOL!

  13. I think my favorite item is currently brads--I like the glimmery ones, but don't want to pay the price. A regular brad with some Frost Stickles on top (allowed to dry) is just as beautiful (and a lot cheaper).

    Not sure what you should call the candy...maybe "Libby's Delight". :-)

  14. Love your blog - love your work. Love those goodies! I am addicted to patterned paper. Just ordered more, because it was on sale...

    You should name your blog candy "A Dose of Delight." That's all I can come up with on the 4 hours of sleep I got last night. Unfortunately, it's not because I was up stamping...

    Great job on cleaning your stamping space! Good luck with the house sale. thanks for sharing :)

  15. How about junkie jewels or gems? Amazing blog candy and I really hope I get my name drawn!!! Your room is incredible. Mine requires being able to manuever an obstacle course!

  16. I have no idea for a name. . . how about Candy Fix? As for MY addiction. . . my sponges. I love to sponge! Okay, I love my ribbon too. And I adore lace and buttons. Yikes! We may be addicted together! Congrats by the way! :-)

  17. Congrats on you blogoversary! And good luck on selling your house...
    My addiction has got to be my punches..can never have enough of them...Keep on blogging!

  18. Congrats on the blogaversary. Your craft room looks awesome. I would love a craft room like that. Mine is just a hotchpotch of furniture I refuse to get rid

    I'm addicted to buying things that I think will look good on a card and then can't bring myself to use them. I am drawn to the pretty bling but can't bring myself to take it out of the packet.

    How about Blog Candy Fix? Sorry not so good at thinking these things up either.


  19. You could call your addiction "Stamp Dementia". I tried to look up some meanings of addiction & they directed me to therapy! I did find dementia in there somewhere.

    My addiction is paper, I just keep buying it & I think I will use it someday - someday I will(or my 4 yr old will first). Thanks for a fun blog!

  20. Happy Blogoversary!!!!! My biggest addiction is paper. I can't get enough of it and it's overflowing my space. lol

    As for a name for the blog me it looks like yummy, delicious blog candy. I know I'm no help. : )

  21. How about 'Peer Pressure Pretties' for your blog candy or 'Pushing Pretties'? just a thought ;)

    My favorite addiction, hands down, is STICKLES!!!

  22. Congrats on your anniversary. I love the green,pink and chocolate combo. My big addiction is any kind of embelly--ribbon, brads, flowers, etc. What I tend to reach for on almost every card is my Sakura stardust gel pen. Love that thing!

  23. Happy Blogoversary Sis!! My addictions always change depending on what new thing you show me! I would say I have a problem of buying patterned paper and never using it! BUT since I have all your stamps and too many goodies to play with, I'll take myself out of the running for your blog candy.

    As for a name for your blog candy, I still think it needs to be something using the word fix or addiction, maybe "fix of fabulousness" or something silly like that.

  24. Candy Name: Gifts from an Enabler...LOL!

    My addiction is PAPER!
    Happy Blogoversary!

  25. Blog Candy: how about Addiction Fixation?

    My Addiction: right now I seem to be into techniques. I'm a Technique Junkie and just don't seem to be able to make a card with using one of the techniques that I have learned from there.

    Congrats on your Blogoversary! I enjoy blog and look forward to many more blogaversaries! :D

  26. How about "Favorite Sweets"? All of them are yummy!

    LOVE your blog... you are amazing. LOVE your work space.... that is a beautiful thing! Wish I had your abilities to get mine looking that good!

    Congratulations on your anniversary. I hope you get as much enjoyment from blogging as I get from reading and looking.

    Denise G

  27. I am addicted to patterned paper!

  28. Wow your stamp room looks clean! My would never look that neat and tidy. You should see it while I am creating!!
    Congrats on your blogoversary and many more!

  29. WOW! What an amazing room. My own room is what I hope for one day.

    I love ribbon. Since I don't have my own crafting room, I store it in old cassette tape boxes. It is easy to sort by color and makes it easy to put away.

    Pam Cole

  30. Congrats on your Blogoversary!

    I don't have any original ideas for names, but I think several people have given some great suggestions :)

    My current addiction is punches. You can never have too many!

    Ooh, and rub-ons, although it pains me to use them, because then they're gone!

  31. congrats on your clean play room!!! Wish mine looked the same! I really like to use very short, simple names for things..."Libby's Fix" or just "The Fix" As for my own addiction...I would say stamping in general, my husband would say paper (I admit, I do have a TON)! Thanks for the chance at the candy!

  32. Okay, you have to say this slowly...I've tried and I can't say it fast, but I think you should call your candy, "AddictabiLibby". See, you can't say it fast!!

    As far as what I'M addicted to... right now, it's paper. Can't stop!! Looking at Container Store mailing right now to decide how many more bins I need for paper!!

    Love the card!! Love the blog!! Happy Blogoversary!!!

  33. I love Jan's post!!! HAHA! Thanks for the chance to win! My addiction would have to be ribbon and rhinestones!

  34. Recently discovered your Blog - love to look at other designers for inspiration. Would love to have a MFT stamp set - I only have red rubber - am a Stampin Up! stamper to date. Congratulations on one year - this is a feat to be celebrated.

  35. I love that card! And I've been noticing I can't make a card without using my paper snips. In fact I recently bought a second pair to use for ribbon only. Those things are sweet.

  36. I wish you the best selling your house. Your stamp room looks awesome. I, being a stamper, would buy the house for the craft room. Actually, that is what sold me on the house we have now---the office that I knew would make a great sewing room.
    Linda Peterson

  37. My addiction is my paper, paper, paper :)

    I was going to suggest Harmless Hits
    Guilt-Free Fix

  38. Happy Blogoversary!!

    I am loving glitter right now but I have always been a scrap saver.

    I would love a craft room, messy or neat! lol


  39. Happy Blogoversary!!!
    Your stamp room is immaculate!!

    I guess you could call your blog candy - "My Fave Addiction". :P

  40. How about Libbys Lovely Loot, Kathy Hering...

  41. Happy blogoversary:) You are such an inspiration and I thank you for taking the time to share your artistry and creativity with us all. A name for your addition isn't coming to mind so I'll share my current addiction-patterned paper. I just love the many papers that are available. One can never have too many:) Your room is soooooo neat and tidy. I have to run downstairs now and clean mine because it's so messy that it's getting hard to create.

  42. Happy blogoversary! I like the title of your page. You came up with a perfect one yourself.
    The gal on the card kind of looks like you. I like how you swiped ink on the sentiment.
    My addiction is cuttlebug right now. Nestabilities, dies, embossing folders. Too many to list.

  43. My addicition is embellishments, bling, baubles, primas, ribbon, the list goes on and on. So I guess, Ribblinpribaubon Syndrome. Congrats!

  44. So many addictions ... so little time ... how about a little "fun fix" for all our addictions ... congrats!

  45. This is such a cute card Libby! Glad to see your space is looking so awsome! Must make creativity that much easier to come by ( when you are not up to your eyeballs in stuff lol ). Ok, I am bad at this, how about Libby's Candy fix...kinda lame but hey, not my strong point!

  46. Happy Blogversary, Libby!!! woohoo!!!!

    I too am drawing a blank on naming your blog candy ... sorry.

    My stamping addiction? Designer Paper! Not only do I have to have each and every SU DP packs, but multiple packs (in case I run out!)

  47. Congratulations on your blogoversary! I can't think of a creative name but my addiction is definitely ribbon. I can't seem to get enough of it.

    PS I am SO jealous of your stamp room!

  48. Congrats on your blogaversary! The one thing I almost always put on a card is ribbon! I can't get enough of it. Thank you for offering such wonderful blog candy!

  49. How about addiction theropy. it's always a good feeling to win stuff.
    My addiction.....everything. Paper, ribbon, stickles, glitter and the list goes on.

  50. Congrats on all your hits!! Good luck on selling your house! My addiction in my stampingroom is my stamp sets and my cardstock and yes my patterned papers...oh and I love my watercolor pencils and crayons too, and my pastels are way cool, and my punches, yes I'm addicted to those too and my brads and ribbons and glitters oh my! See, I shake just thinking about ALL OF IT!

  51. Congratulations on your blogoversary! Your card is so the bright colors! I, too, have a lot of favs in my stamping room. I make very few cards without ribbon, brads or some kind of bling. Looking forward to another great year with you!

  52. Congrats on your anniversary!!!
    Time flies by when you're having fun doesn't it!
    My fav thing in my stamp room are all my embellishments,ribbon,brads,
    bling,buttons I never seem to have enough! Thanks for the chance at
    your wonderful cande!!!!

  53. My biggest addiction is definitely buying 'scrapable' flowers!! And the worst part of it is that I don't use them so much. Although since I started cardmaking, this is changing.
    Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

  54. My addiction...glitter! (and a bowl of chocolates! ha!)

  55. My current addiction is anything that sparkles (glitter pens, stickles, rhinestones, etc).

    Your work space is beautiful!

  56. congratulations on 10000 hits... your room is awesome... My addiction is...RIBBON!

  57. I love your room! I am liking ribbon, brads everything at the moment!

  58. Congratulations on one year blogging! You have a great blog and i love your card---
    and, yes, that stamp space looks way too neat--glad you said some is packed up!

  59. Happy Blogaversary! I love your stamp room, but like the rest of the commentors, I must add that your room is much too neat!!
    I tried to think of a catchy name, but I too am drawing a blank. My continuing forever addiction is PAPER. I love having lots of it and then I can't bear to use them because they look so nice! Very wierd

  60. Congratulations on your Blogaversary.
    Stampin' Sugar or Stampin' Sweets for your candy?
    I currently like flowers and the fancy brads.


  61. Happy Blogaversary! It is addictive, isn't it? I feel the same way... love the card... great colors... and your room is just beautiful! I wish I had a clean room like that... I am addicted to everything in my craft room... but mostly my stamps. :o) TFS!

  62. My addiction is stamps!! Love THEM!! Great blog candy. Great Blog too. Thanks so much for the chance to win. Also..Happy BLogoversary!

  63. I have an addiction for ribbon, what would i call your addiction??? ummmmmmm took a while to think this up but I'd say stampacraftalicious!!! not the best but I tried. Congrats on your blogversary.

  64. That cheery and tidy scraproom would make me want to buy your house in a flash! Mine looks like a hurricane came through. I have tried to break my paper addiction when I realized I ran out of room to store it all:) Stickles are my latest addiction. They are tiny and fit nicely in a photo box...I don't have cooper so my fingers are crossed that I win your awesome blog candy!!!

  65. Happy Blogaversary!! My stamping addiction is ribbon.....lots and lots of ribbon!! Thanks for the chance!!

    Cindy C.

  66. Right now I like eyelets since I just got a cropadile! How about "Happy Hobby Happenings" for a name.

    Thanks for the chance to win.


  67. Hey Libby,
    My favorite thing is to add too make your prepared cards because I know they will look awesome when I'm done :)
    I love how clean your stamp room is, but that's because you're missing half of your supplies! I'm a total stamp slacker, but with my classes ending this week, I hope to pick back up on stamping and book club! YIPEE! Congrats on the blogovesary!

  68. Happy blog anniversary Libby. Good luck on the sale of your house. I bet it sells fast with a stamping room like that! Want to come clean mine! My addiction is stamps. A person can never have enough, right? LOL


  69. My addictions are numerous, I really am a collector of a lot of stamping and scrapbooking stuff. At first glance I'd have to say flowers and ribbons. Congats on your anniversary!

    Mia from CA

  70. Congratulations on your blog success! You did hit it big time when both Beate & Debbie left comments on your first post! WOW! My current addiction is Dew Drops.

  71. I LOVE your card! Adorable! And Happy Blogoversary! Doesn't it go fast? Congratulations!

  72. Libby you are a true Craft Addict....My favourite things are Stamps (i have them from all around the world but i havn't got any of MFT's stamps)!!!YET, i think if we were naming the candy after you it should be called My Favourite Things if i was naming them for me they would be YUMMY SCRUMMY CRAFTY CANDY... what do you think.... I really do hope that all goes well with your house and that you get a very quick sale... Tina x

  73. I'm sure I'm late for the candy, but that's okay--I just had to tell you how I love your card and especially love that you used it for your blogiversary celebration. Your stamp room looks so pretty!

    Gee, if I knew of a catchy name for blog candy I'd probably be using it myself--sorry! As for stamp accessories addiction...definitely ribbon, ribbon and MORE ribbon!

    Also, LOVE the new look for your blog! Way cute banner!

  74. I'm not trying to enter for your candy, I swear!! but I just wanted to say I really like how you highlighted the words in your quote, works so well with the design and that sentiment :)


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