*Update- Give-Away will be open until Midnight August 23, 2012.*
Hey y'all.Happy Thursday! Just one more day until the weekend. Woo-Hoo! Today is a special day. My little blog turns one today. :) Hard to believe it all started with this post. Oh, and this was my first posted card. You Rocked my World back then and you still do! :)
It's been an Amazing year. My goal was to post 2-3 times/week and there have been times, even during school, where I posted up to 6 times/week. Today's post is my 235th. That's just so hard for me to imagine. I've virtually-met lots of new "blog-pals" from all over the world. Most in the stamping community, but some in other areas as well. I love seeing all of the cool places people find me from. We once had an exchange student from Russia with us for a year, he still says I'm his American Mom (Hi Anton!) so I think it's kind of cool that my second biggest audience source (behind the U.S) is Russia. Spasibo Russia! They are followed closely by Canada (actually they often flip-flop) where I have family that I haven't seen in many years, so I don't think they're the ones contributing to my numbers. :) Then my many friends in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and then Brazil rounds out my top 10. A big Thanks to all of you! Just seeing that you have visited makes me smile more often than you can imagine and when you take the time to leave a comment, it really does make my day.
If you have a blog, do you ever wonder if people actually read what you've written or do they just look at the pictures and then go on about their day? I wonder that all the time. I know I write more than a lot of people, but I always hope that it gives just a little glimpse of who I am in a way that my cards/projects might not. Sometimes I get a comment that the person just laughs whenever they read my blog. That makes me so happy. As a celebration of my 1 year blogging I am doing a little give away. Hopefully if you've read this far, you'll read on to see what it is. But for now, how about today's card?
Here it is-
|Birthday Card featuring|
Circle Circus and Perfectly-Penned Stamp Sets
|Inside of Happy Birthday Card featuring|
Circle Circus and Perfectly Penned
*Update* The follow me buttons for Google+ and Pinterest on on my sidebar. I don't have one yet for FaceBook. You can follow me on FB at Shans Design Studio or Shannon Angel. I know that sometimes my Follow Me buttons don't show up due to certain firewalls so My Google + pages are Shans Design Studio and Shannon Angel and Pinterest is Shannon Angel.
Since I know not everyone gets to check their e-mails and reader feeds on a daily basis, this give-away will be open until Midnight August 23, 2012.