Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Twinkling Tuesday Blog-iversary Bash!

Well, hello, all!

Today's Twinkling Tuesday is a PAR-TAY, let me tell ya! Some fun stuff going on!

First and foremost, as it is Twinkling Tuesday, I am happy to announce that Twinkling Tuesday now has it's own blog! We are looking forward to seeing you there too! Madelynn is over the moon as I'm sure you can guess :) The challenge team will all be posting on there so too so it will be fun and a great place for us to hear about your take on the sketches as well!

This week's sketch was SUPER fun for me. I love this one. I had a great time creating it and was really excited about using one of my Rachelle Anne Miller stamps from Stampavie.

Today is also special because the Twinkling Tuesday Challenge Team has added another "Twinklette", so without further adieu, please join me in welcoming Heather Schlatter to the Twinkle Team! Check out her blog and leave her some love, guys! She's not only an awesome stamper but a very sweet and fun friend that I'm really enjoying getting to know!

Ok, so today is also special because it marks the ONE YEAR anniversary, to the DAY, of my Blog. Yep, one year ago exactly was when it all started. I was so new and green to bloggin...I can't believe all I have learned and accomplished since then, I really can't. Most of all, and here's where I get teary-eyed, but seriously? I can't even BEGIN to tell you how meaningful and wonderful it's been getting to know so many amazing people. I never thought that I'd have so many close friends through all of this and it's nice because you guys "get" it, you know?

So many wonderful and exciting opportunities have blessed me this year, too, especially within the last 6 months. I am so, so grateful beyond words to the women who have given me the chance to design for them with their beautiful stamps and products, and the AMAZINGLY talented ladies who I am privileged to work along side. There was never more inspiration, laughs, and friendship that has touched my life than in these last 6 months. THANK YOU. EVERYONE. TRULY.

On that note, I thought I'd give back a little...especially in light of the fact that you have all been so supportive not only of MY creative spirit, but of my daughter's. These past few weeks watching her grow in her own creativity and loving every minute of her "Twinkle Team" has been the biggest blessing to her. So, not only does it just so happen to be a year to the day, but it's in her honor, too that I am happy to be offering up some fabulous BLOG CANDY this week!

Now, it wouldn't be a TRUE reflection of me and the fantastic year I've had unless there were some offerings that represented a few of my favorite things, right? So here's what the Lucky winner will receive in this little package:

Heidi Swapp Butterflies (um, hello that was a MUST), Set of 4 Cuttlebug mini embossing folders (there is a cupcake on one...gotta have cupcakes!), SU Flip Flop wheel (for those of you who don't know, Havaianas are ALL I wear from like April to October!), Heidi Swapp PINK Edge Distresser (cuz I'm the pinkgirl!), and YES! THOSE ARE 2 BRAND NEW COPIC SKETCH MARKERS you see there! PINK, of course! (R81 and R85) As if that weren't exciting enough, Julia from The Little Paper Shop was UBER generous and offered up the Tu-Tu Riffic stamp set for me to give out! DD is totally into dancing and poms, and I do love to dance myself (much to the embarrassment of the kiddos LOL!)....so THERE ya have it!

Now, you are probably wondering "How can I win"?
Here are the Official Rules: :)

1.) You must create a card using this sketch to be eligible to win the candy.

2.) You have until next Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at 8am CST to use this sketch to make a card, then upload and link your card to Jessica's Blog. If you upload to SCS or PCP, be sure to leave a comment on her blog to be entered into the drawing. Use keyword MTTSC8.
3.) One winner will be drawn using Random.org for the Anniversary Blog Candy (the Twinkle Team IS allowed to enter this contest. :) Winner will be announced on Jessica's blog next Tuesday, 2/10/09.

Good luck and Have fun! Don't forget to stop by the new Twinkling Tuesday blog to check out all the fun over there and a SPECIAL announcement for your kids!!! You WILL NOT want to miss this!


Cathy said...

How exciting! I better get to work!! Congrats on your blogaversary and I can only hope that I have accomplished as much as you have at the end of my first year!! Thanks for continuing to inspire us. Hugs, Cathy

Randi said...

Sounds like fun! Happy Blog-iversary!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

woo Hoo...Happy Blog-versary!! I love being part of Madelynns (and your) team...you know I adore you my friend!!!

Love your Rachelle Anne card!! It's so yummy...like an orange cremesicle!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Adorable , great sketch.

Kimmie0270 said...

oh.... this is just SOOOO cute!

Janna said...

Congratulations!!!!! I am so excited about your blogaversary!!! That is just amazing! You are so creative and talented and I am just so glad that you are my friend. Now I am gettting teary! LOL!

OH and of course I absolutly love your card! It is awesome! Love all the shimmer and shine and the lollipop is just perfect!!! You coloring is amazing as well and again your eye for detail astounds me! I have so much to learn from you!

Carzy hugs and smiles!

Danni said...

Love your card. So pretty!
Congrats on your blogiversary!
I love being on Madelynn's team and I am so enjoying getting to know you better as we have so much in common!! Butterflies and pink...what more do you need? LOL!

Heather said...

Happy Blogiversary!!! I might have to find some time to work on this awesome sketch! Your card is super cute!

Lorraine A said...

Ok, so I have made a card and put my link on Madelynn's blog,
Congratulations on your blogoversary :-)
fab candy can I be entered in the draw ? I would love to win this :-)

ok off to visit Heather now, the lucky girl :-) she looks like a Twinklie though, gorgeous looking and very talented too :-)

debhorst said...

happy blog-a-versary!! Yeah!! love the blog candy--YUMMMY!! here is a link to my creation:


Kimmie0270 said...

Can DT get in on this blog candy? I need a distresser SOOOOO badly ;)

Christi said...

Happy blogaversary!! Your card is adorable!! Does the DT need to make another card with this sketch to get in on the goodies? :)

Heather said...

Happy Blogoversary, Happy Blogoversary, Happy Blog O Ver Ser YYYYYYY!!!

Wow girl you have accomplished so much in one year!!!

I am going to call you one of these days soon and talk for real!!!

I love your take on the Sketch love the bright colors and the flowers are so pretty!!!! So So cute!!!!

Thanks for including me on the Twinkle Team too!!!!!


Jodi said...

Happy Blog-aversary!!! Sounds like so much fun! I will have to join in!! =)
Jodi =)

Jessie/knightrone said...

Happy Blogaversary girlie!! Super cute card!!

cathscustomcreations said...

Happy Bloggoversary..and your daughters site is being added as well as yours, to my blog roll YAY!! BOTH GREAT!! Here is the link to my creation http://cathscustomcreations.wordpress.com/2009/02/03/httpthewhimsicalbutterflyblogspotcom-challenge/ Notice the pink *best colour ever* and the butterfly brad!! :-) Hope you enjoy the card as much as I did making it!

Cassie said...

Happy Blogoversary dear friend!!

I love this sketch M~ (that's my new nickname for you by the way. Unless you have hate nicknames.

Here's mine:

Thanks for the chance to win such an awesome treat Jess!!

Jacquie said...

I LOVE your card!! What a GREAT image!! The colors are GREAT! I am SO honored to be a part of your Twinkle Team!! Congrats on your BLogaversary!!! You have done so much!! Thank you for sharing your talent and Madelynn's!!! I had a LOT of fun on Sunday and am SO excited about Club Anya!! If you ever NEED anythign, just let me know, I would LOVE to help!! Take care!!!

Debbie Lee said...

Purdy purdy card! Love those colors and HAPPY BLOG-AVERSARY, my Sista!! I can't believe it's been a yr already! Seems like just yesterday when your wrote your first post! Soooo many wonderful things have happened to you in the past year and I couldn't be more proud of you and all of your accomplishments!!
Love you bunches!

Rebecca Ednie said...

wooooooo hoooooo happy blogaversary! I know you've seen my card so I don't need to link it! Thanks for the chance to win! I need those pink markers!!

Kim said...

LOVE the card. It was fun watching you make it.

Happy Blogiversary!!! I can't believe it's been a year already. I am so happy for you. You are so talented. You have been such an inspiration to me. I love that we can share this together.

Love you!!


Nancy said...

Happy Blogaversary!! So glad that I discovered your blog!! Here is the link to my sketch, and I added both yours and Madelynn's blogs to my blog roll! It's the top card!

Nancy Bush

musingsofanaddict said...

You are rockin' the Stampavie stamps, my sweets! I *love* this little cutie! Awesome card!

Ashley said...

Happy Blogoversary! Here's my card:

Lisa T said...

Happy Blog-iversary! Thanks so much for hosting this challenge. Here is my card: