Saturday, February 6, 2010

First Blog Birthday for Me, Giveaway for You!

letter H letter a P typewriter key letter P Y

letter F I r S T

letter B Educational Brick Letter L O G

letter B letter I R letter T H

letter D a Y

Toes are a tappin'. A smile is on my face. And I'm getting on my Happy Dance! Its not pretty, let me tell you....coordination is most definitely not my strong suit. But, I sure can tap those toes and smile, bright and big and like that Chesire cat!

One year ago, I finally left the mere ideas and thoughts of maybe someday possibly blogging and actually started one. I wasn't sure that I would have enough time. And then Papertrey Ink was celebrating their second anniversary and I wanted to play along. It gave me the final push to stop thinking about it and actually do it. And I needed a name for this adventure. I quickly realized that what I would be doing is crafting my time, and Time Crafted was born.

While I thought blogging could be fun, I never realized just how rewarding of an experience it would be! I love reading each comment made and I treasure the connections that I make with such wonderfully creative, witty, and fun people all over the world! Thank YOU for visiting and being such a joy in my life!!

February is quite a fun and celebratory month for me. I was engaged in February eleven years ago, my birthday is in a handful of days, there are several family and friends' birthdays this month, Valentine's Day, and now a blog birthday too! Since blogging has been a present all wrapped up in paint, paper, ribbons, bows, bling, and creativity for me, I thought it's time for a present from me to you! And since it was Papertrey Ink's anniversary celebrations last year that gave me the final push to jump into this blogging adventure a year ago, I thought it would be appropriate to include them in my own anniversary celebration this year.

Who wants to help me celebrate my First Blog Birthday and win a $25 gift certificate to Papertrey Ink??

So, here are the deets........ Since the whole month of February is a celebratory month for me, I am leaving the giveaway open for the whole month for you. Every comment made on my posts in February, starting with this one, will give you an entry in the drawing for the PTI $25 gift certificate. If you like my blog, I would love for you to follow me, but it is not a requirement. And if you blog about the giveaway, you will get an additional three entries (either leave me the link in your comment or you can email me).

I'm looking forward to another fun year of blogging, creative play, meeting new people, and continued visits with so many of you! Thank you again for visiting me and sharing in this fun adventure!!

27 comments:

  1. well happy blOg birthday to you! And happy real birthday to you too, you said it's coming up here! How sweet of you to do the giveaway! I'll have to check out Papertrey Ink!!!!!!!! xOxO

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  2. Happy Blog Birthday:) You know, I sure do love this blogster!!!!


    I'll be sure to spread the word.. Such a generous fun RAK!!!!

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  3. Happy Bloggy day! :) THanks for the sweet comments! Ya its hard not to spend money there lol! I hope you come back and visit often... I will :) I following you now ;)

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  4. Woo Hoo!! Congratulations! :) My year comes up in a couple of months... hard to believe! I think I am already a follower but will check just to make sure! :)

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  5. Happy Blog Birthday! I am so glad I got to "meet" you through this venue! :) Here is to many, many more years of sharing!

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  6. Happy Blog Birthday Karen!

    ((hugs))

    Mickey

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  7. Yeah!!!! Happy Blog Birthday and Happy Birthday for real too!Fun stuff in February for sure!! I am so glad to have met you in this blog world. i love coming over here for a dose of happiness! Big Birthday hugs sweet friend!

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  8. Well happy birthday and blog birthday too! Your creations are always a source of inspiration so keep them coming in the second blogging year!

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  9. WOAH, girl! My head is twitching for so many reasons, but WAHOOOO! Happy {hee hee} birthday! What a happy month for you, little lady! But what a fantastic way to get your happy on {how the heck did you do those great graphics! AWESOME!} I'm looking forward to doing a lil' celebrating with you, too! Congratulations on your blog-a-versary!

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  10. Happy blogaversary Karen!!! It's funny how much the story of starting your blog resembles mine!! PTI anniversary gave me the final push as well!! Thanks for the welcoming comment!

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  11. Happy Birthday Karen!! I am so happy for you! What a great gift you are offering up to us! I am now following and love your work! I always have...not sure why I was NOT following you already! My bad! lol!

    Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog....would love it if you would follow me too! :)

    Happy Sunday!
    xxoo

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  12. Happy Birthday Karen!! I am so happy for you! What a great gift you are offering up to us! I am now following and love your work! I always have...not sure why I was NOT following you already! My bad! lol!

    Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog....would love it if you would follow me too! :)

    Happy Sunday!
    xxoo

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  13. Happy Blog Birthday!!!!! What a super generous blog candy give-a-way! I'm salivating at the new PTI felt...

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  14. Happy Blogoversary, Karen!! :) I just now realized that it was mine, too... oops... How sweet and generous to celebrate this way! Oh, and a big thank you to share your thoughts about the emboss resist challenge! I found red embossing powder in my stash and made a card following your suggestions. Will post it later today :) Have a fabulous week!

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  15. Happy Birthday (both blog and for real)my sweet friend! I'm so glad you started your corner of the blog world last year. It has been a wonderful adventure and a WONDERFUL new connection to my IRL friend. THanks for sharing your creative self with the world...it's surely a better place for it! *mwah* xoxo,D

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  16. Happy Birthday to you!! (in a singing voice!)

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  17. Happy Birthday Karen!!! I new your birthday was coming up so I was on the look out. Have a great month celebrating.

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  18. oops, I guess I forgot the "k" in new

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  19. Hi, Karen! Happy Blogoversary! Wooo-hooo! Congratulations! :-)

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  20. Happy Blog-i-versary and Happy B'day to you too Karen.

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  21. Happy READL Birthday, friend :)

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  22. i am not brave enough to do any blogging yet, but I enjoy looking at ideas from other people; thanks for sharing your ideas and work;
    also, thanks for the chance to win a $25 gift cert to papertrey ink; i love their stamps!

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  23. Happy Blogaversary! Love how you did the letters. Super cute! And a PTI gift certificate - my fav place eva!

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  24. Happy Blog Birthday! I'm so happy you decided to start blogging.

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  25. Happy bloggy birthday Karen. I love visiting your blog for not only your wonderful creations but to hear all your news too,
    I look forward to many more of your blog anniversaries in the future!
    Love Sarita xx

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  26. How did I miss this. Happy Blogoversary none the less!

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