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Friday, April 23, 2010

Happy 3rd Birthday, li'l blog o' mine!

So yesterday I asked you to pretend it was Tuesday. Today I'd like you to pretend it's April 18. Can you work with me on this?? One of these days I'll get my blogging groove back and post things when I intend to, but until then I need you to play make-believe with me. Ok so we're all in agreement it's April 18, right?

WOOHOO!!! Today is my blogiversary!!! I started this little blog on a complete whim three years ago today. Little did I know that three years later I'd still be calling it home - granted, a rather sporadic home in recent months, but even so - it's been a pretty big part of my world these last few years and has brought opportunities and friendships I never imagined when I started it late one night, so I figure some attention must be paid! (Plus it's a fun lure to get you to check out my new Extreme Home Makeover - Blog Edition, yay!)

So first I made my blog a birthday card:


I broke out my fun new monster set from Hero Arts. Carter (my 4yr old) was in my stamp cave with me while I was finishing up this card, and I have to say it's probably the most excited I've seen him about a stamp. "Mommy those are MONSTERS!" and as I was attaching the googly eyes "Mommy you're such a great artist!". Awww. Love my little sugarsnap. But I digress, back to the card. I played along with 2 Sketches 4 You, I think perhaps for my first time ever? I don't know why exactly but their sketches always intimidate me. I guess maybe because they are all so stinkin' talented over there! Here's the sketch:


Some details that aren't really showing up in the photo - the balloon & hat are both paper pieced & popped up, and the balloon is coated with Glossy Accents. And a little trick I always use on cards with creatures - his eyes are colored over with my black Glaze pen. IRL it just makes him look more "alive" with his shining eyes. :-)

Ok and now what you really came here to check out - the part of my celebration that's really worth celebrating! I'd like to give one commenter a $25 Shopping Spree to my favorite stamp company, Hero Arts!

Just leave a comment, whatever you'd like, by Sunday April 25 at midnight CST. I'll post the winner Monday morning.

And a GREAT BIG THANKS to those of you who've been here with me for the long haul - I appreciate your friendship and support so much!! Oh and you newbies ain't half bad either! :-)

Happy Stamping!

  • Stamps: CL391 Monster Fun and CL288 Scallop Borders
  • Paper: red, turquoise, bright green, white cardstock; DP from Hobby Lobby
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers, Sakura Glaze pen
  • Accessories: Spellbinders Labels One dies, Glossy Accents, Stickles, ribbon from Michael's, clip, googly eyes, machine stitching

76 comments:

  1. Congrats to you! Love the nice clean design of the blog...and I love to sniff Stazon too! My card using this sketch is up in 15 mins!

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  2. Congrats on 3 years!! I've been blogging since 2004 - eek! but had a change of address/ life revamp in 2007, so I guess I'm coming up on 3 years too! Love the monster card - I just bought those today - my LSS has HA stuff on sale...woo hoo!

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  3. congrats! i love that monster set too! now if i can remember where it is in my scrap mess!

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  4. Such a fun card! You did a great job with the sketch!

    Woohoo! Congrats on your blogoversary! It's always fun to celebrate with a little blog candy!

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  5. Congrats!!! Three years...that's awesome!!! Love the little monster!

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  6. I love time travel....
    If I pretend today is the 18th can you pretend that I am 27 again?
    Congrats on three years! Your blog is fantabulous baby.
    Anyway.... I don't usually comment just to win stuff but I LOVE HERO ARTS !

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  7. Wow....three years....I don't even know that I had heard about "Blogs" three years ago!! Congrats on your blogaversary!! Here's to the next three years and there on and there on and there on. xx

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  8. Wowww congrats to you for the blogversary, and thanks for sharing us all your creativity, for the next 3!!! =)

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  9. happy 3rd birthday, libby's blog!

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  10. Happy Blogaversary! three years is a long time! :)

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  11. Happy Blogoversary!!! This monster card is absolutely ADORABLE!!!!Thanks for the chance to win too!!!

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  12. Happy 3rd Birthday to YOU! Just love your your monster card. It's so cute and colorful. Thanks so much for sharing your creative MOJO with us in blogland. Thanks for a chance at this sweet celebration candy too! You are just to good to us.

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  13. Happy Anniversary, Libby! Being so new to all of this, I'm impressed! Your card is a cutie, good luck with the challenge! And thanks for the chance to win some goodies!!

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  14. Such a fun card, Libby! Congrats on your blogoverary!

    Sarah M

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  15. Happy 3rd BlogoversaryBirthdayCelebration Day I have to agree with Carter here you are a GREAT artist! I love the monster, what a fabulous idea to make a card for your special day here.

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  16. LOL! Great fun birthday card! Love the bright colors! :)

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  17. Adorable!!!
    Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!
    Laura

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  18. Wow that is a long time 3 years! Happy Blogervsary to you! Great job! Love your monster card! Too cute! Love what you son said to you!

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  19. You definitely are a pro in "blog year"!! Congrats to you and hope for many more. I think you nailed the sketch perfectly!! Love the monster card and your sweet pea is so right-Mommy is a great artist :)

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  20. cute, cute, cuter than cute!!! LOVE this!!!

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  21. Congrats on three years! Time flies when you're having fun with rubber stamps!

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  22. Yaayyy! Congratulations on your blog! And that card is sooo super cute! Thanks for this opportunity! :)

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  23. Yay for your blogiversary!! I can't believe it's been 3 years! Love your little monster dude! That card is so stinkin' cute.

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  24. Happy 3rd Birthday to you and your blog! Thank you for the opportunity Libby :)
    Jenny F.

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  25. Congrats! I love playing pretend. Your new blog is amazing.

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  26. Whoooooo-weeeeeee...I LOVE that card! What a cute lil monster! Happy 3rd Blogaversary!!!

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  27. Congrats! I'm so glad you posted on the HA flickr group... now that I've discovered your blog (3 years later, haha), I get 3 years worth of new inspiration to catch up on!

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  28. Happy Blog anniversary to you...been with you quite awhile and never gave up when you "went missing" for awhile either...still a subscriber...so NEVER miss a thing!!! Glad you are getting back in the "groove"!!

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  29. WAHOO for you!! I've been following you for awhile and always love to see new postings in Libby's world. Thanks for the 'shiny' eye tip. I usually try to use crystal effects but always make such a mess since it's usually a very small area.

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  30. That is no small feat with two small kids and a job Libby! You really are my stamping hero!

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  31. Congrats!!! 3 years, so exciting. I haven't even gone a full year yet.
    what a lovely blog you have. found it through the HA flickr site.
    thanks for the great giveaway, and happy blog-birthday :)

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  32. WOW!! 3 years!!! I don't think I had even heard or looked at a blog until 1 year ago LOL!!!
    LOVE your monster card Libby!! Thanks for a chance to win a Hero Arts gift certificate!!!!

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  33. Wow congratulations 3 years, my little blog is only 8 months old, Hope I make it to my three yearb anniversary!!

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  34. Congratulations on three bloggin' years. That's amazing! I get your blog posts by email and love to see what you are up to. Thanks for the chance to win and hope you have many more years of sharing your wonderful art!

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  35. Happy Blog Anniversary!!! 3 whole years and still tickin'...here's to many more to come!

    Love your card today and always your blog, thanks for so much fun :)

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  36. Happy blog-o-versary! LOVE your monster card.. they are definitely ready to party!

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  37. Congrats on the anniversary! Hope I can last that long. ;)
    Thanks for having this awesome giveaway! :)

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  38. YeeHaw! Congrats on your 3 year blogoversary! ~chris

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  39. Congrats, Libby! I love, love, LOVE looking at all of your fun things (and adoring your children).

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  40. Happiest 3rd B-day to your oh-so-cute blog! And many moooooore. :) Cute monster card and how awesome that Carter loves it too!

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  41. I love that you made a card to celebrate your own anniversary! What true creative genuis!!! A great blog with lots of inspiration, and I love to follow you on Twitter. Happy Day to you!
    Laura B.

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  42. Congrats on the Blogiversary!!! Love your blog and all of your stories! Thanks for inspiring!

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  43. Congratulations on three years! Love your little monster card!

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  44. Congrats girl, I love seeing your creations back up again.

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  45. I love Hero Arts too!

    Thanks,
    Pat
    pwells1@hvc.rr.com

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  46. Congratulations, and thank you for the chance to win! I love Hero Arts so I had to give it a try!

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  47. Congratulations Libby, love your Hero Arts cards, here & on Flickr

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  48. Happy Blogoversary Libby! I LOVE the new look, it is great! So cute about Carter being excited about that cute stamp and card! Congrats Lady!

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  49. gratulations. One day I might keep a blog going for more than a few months!!!!

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  50. Congrats! Love your blog & love the new monster stuff too!

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  51. It's nearly 1am here and I'm really tired so you have me convinced it's the 18th anyway! Big congratulations on your 3rd blogiversary Libby! Love your adorable monster card - sounds like Carter will be borrowing your stamps soon!

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  52. Happy Blogiversary!! What a fun card you made from the sketch; I think you did a great job! Please don't include me in the draw, just wanted to come by and say congrats and keep up the stamping! :)

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  53. My how time flies...I have been blogging 2 years and your blog was one of the very first I found! What fun we have had! Congrats!

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  54. Wow! You are amazing to keep this going for 3 years. I have only been doing it not quiet a year yet and some days I don't know how I can keep it going. Lol! You are an inspiration for sure. Love your moster card. So cute. All the best to you in your scrapbooking endevours in this new year for you. Blessings.

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  55. Happy Blogoversary! This is my first time here and I'm quite impressed. I love your blog birthday card, I too hope you have a monster great time with lots of great comments and much success.
    blessings,
    nancy

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  56. Sweet! Happy Blog-o-versary! It's been a blast following you! Your card is freakin' adorable.

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  57. Happy blogiversary, girlie!!!!

    Love this card, too... It's simply FAB!

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  58. Hi Libby - congrats on celebrating 3 yrs of blogging! Darling card with the monster set and I love the story of your DS's reaction. Thanks for the chance to win!! ScrappinBari (Linda W. on Flickr)

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  59. Hey, happy blogoversary. Love the monsters, might have to get them.

    I've added myself to your followers and put a link on my sidebar.

    Donna xx

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  60. Libby, I love your blog, and Happy Birthday Dear Blog!!! Anyway, I give you all credit whom have blogs, it terrifies me, as I don't trust myself to maintain it, feel I would start one up and not keep up with it, so hence I am blogless!! Maybe some day, but yours if very nice, and I love the Monster card, my grand kids have been getting into my scrapping of late, I guess they would enjoy this stamp, maybe if I win, I will get the same one, we will see, anyway, thanks for the chance at it. Have a great weekend.

    Donna (From Flickr)

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  61. Wow..3Years! Happy Blogaversary,Libby!
    Love your little Monster...It's so cute!

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  62. 3 years blogging, wow - comgratulations on that! Your card is so fun! Great job on using the sketch =)

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  63. That sketch is great I love the scalloped side area, and for your lil "sugarsnap" LOL HOW SWEET ARE THEY???? ALWAYS make me feel good, of course my 15yo DD is a bit more technical in her critique these days... :0

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  64. A big congrats to you, Libby! 3 years does fly by when you are doing something you love - like making CARDS :)

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  65. Wow Libby.. congrats to you... 3 years.... Adore your card.

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  66. Thanks for the opportunity to win! I love your blog and look forward to another year of your creative posts! :)

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  67. Congratulations Libby - have fun for the next many years stamping!!!!!

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  68. Congrats!!!! I am just getting into the stamping part. I own a couple of their older stamps. I would so love to add to that collection. Your cards are adorable with all those wonderful stamps.
    smiles...Tammy

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  69. Congrats on your blogiversary! Love your monster card! Too cute!

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  70. congratulations, Libby!! Happy Blogoversary!! great monster card, too! =)

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  71. Congrats on 3 Years....I am just blogging since last April :) and your card is so cute and fun....thanks for being so sweet share this blog candy...

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  72. Wow... three years... Love your card... bright and cheery and totally wonderful.

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  73. This is such a fun and cute card, any child would love this!

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