Sunday, August 9, 2015

6th Anniversary

Hi. I'm feeling very sheepish and kind of stupid because here is what I was going to say:

Today's kind of a special day; I started my blog on this day in 2009. 6 years is a long time to have a blog and post most days of the week. I have been on a bunch of design teams. I've had a handful of backgrounds. I've made some friends out there in blogland. I'm pleased with how things have worked out with my blog.

But upon looking back at my first blog post it says and I quote, 

"So here we go. Today is 8-7 and I have started a blog. Enjoy"

All I can do is laugh out loud. Guess I don't need to get all philosophical since it was two days ago and 6 years that I started my blog. 

So here is the first layout that I published on 8-8-09:

Here is my first card that I published on 8-9-09:

They're not really very impressive or what I'm doing these days but we all have to start somewhere.

Today's layout is a another one for my Christmas card book. I followed a sketch from Sketchabilities (#144). I started with white cardstock and inked a Tim Holtz stencil on the right side with distress ink and an ink blending tool. The patterned paper is by Coredinations and cardstock by Recollections. The tag is a Sizzix die cut and I secured a large black eyelet in the end. TheJ and K are stickers for your house that ended up at my house, who knows how and the W is a rub on by Reminisce. (JWK is what they call her) The border punch is by EK Success and the black snowflake is by Maya Road. The stickers are by K and Co, Jolee's and Sticko which are all part of EK Success. The sequins are by Craft Medley.

So I'm thinking a giveaway is in order. Become a follower of my blog and leave me a comment below. I'll on August 30th. If you have a blog tell me when you started it.

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Stop back by tomorrow for Manly Monday.

Thank you.


  1. Hi Cindy. What a lovely layout. Love the awesome details. Thanks for your entry in our challenge at Frosted Designs!

  2. Huge congrats on your six years of blogging. Here's to the next six. Loving your layout.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  3. Adorable... love this layout!
    Thanks for joining Brown Sugar Challenge!
    Anna Dt

  4. Congratulations! Six years is a long time, but it's interesting to see how one's style develops. I just realised I've been blogging for almost two years (since 31st Aug 2013) and it feels like yesterday, but there's been some development in my works too - hopefully. :)
    Hugs, Hanne

  5. Congratulations, Cindy! Wow on 6 years - that's awesome! I started my blog on June 21, 2013, so I've only been at it for 2 years. It was fun looking back at your first creations,and your style certainly has changed and evolved. Your Joy LO is absolutely gorgeous!

  6. Love your layout! And congratulations with your six years of blogging. Nice to see what kind of cards you made then. Wish you many more blogging years.
    I started my blog on March 21, 2011.

  7. Fabulous page love the layout and photo---Thank you for joining us at Simply Papercrafts
    Carol DT x
    congrats on 6yrs of blogging and I wouldn't like to show my first card but when my Mum died I found it among her things-more distressing because she had demantia and did't even know who I was :( x

  8. Well first off, congrats on 6 years!!! It's a huge accomplishment so be proud! It is cool to look back at your first crafty projects and then to see how much you have grown in your art. Your first card was very sweet and simple and your layout is just gorgeous! Very detailed, structured and lots of texture. I love how you included the monograms too. I started my blog up in May of 2012 so I am on the start of year 4. It's a great accomplishment to say the least. Thanks for taking part in our 100th Funday Friday challenge! Have a great day!
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  9. Cindy,

    What a beautiful layout! I love the faint stamping in the background it adds a beautiful touch to your project.

    I also really love how you used so many shapes together. It gives you an amazing look and is something I need to learn to do.

    Thanks for playing at Jo's Scrap Shack!!

    Happy crafting :)

  10. Very lovely, thanks for joining Brown Sugar Challenge!

  11. Congrats! Your layout is amazing... Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week :)

  12. Beautiful LO. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
    Cass xx

  13. Happy blog-iversary. Love the layout and the photo. Thanks for joining us over at Jo's Scrap Shack

  14. Happy Anniversary, I also started my blog in August four years ago. 4th August 2011. Just went back and checked in that time I have done 1031 posts, not quite 1 a day. Going to work does get in the way of creating lol. I have improved over the years but my style has stayed pretty constant for most of the time.


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