Wednesday, March 5, 2008

BLOG candy for my BLOG ANNIVERSARY!

This post will stay at the top until Wednesday night!


Did you notice? I have a new look for my ONE YEAR Blog Anniversary! Thanks to Michelle at http://www.blogstamper.com/ who designed my new banner and spent hours trying to find the right font. I think it turned out GREAT!

When I started my Blog, I never expected it to turn out as it has! I expected to use it for mostly my customers to get ideas from projects and cards I'm working on. I'm proud to say that I've managed to post frequently each week and have a "following"...thank you to ALL of you who check in frequently to see what I'm doing! I appreciate it!!!

And...what did I say? BLOG candy! Yes! To celebrate the week of my Anniversary into Blogging, I am giving away Blog Candy. There is an assortment of unmounted stamps from The Scrap Pack...numerals, Index Tabs, backgrounds, and circles. Some Clear Stamps from Studio G that are TOO darling, several Shakers from I Kan Dee and Rebecca Sowers, Dimensional stickers from Memory Shoppe and other scrapbooking or stamping embellishments! You'll LOVE this assortment of goodies! Plus, I'm still organizing my Studio, so I may find MORE this week...you never know! lol!

What do you need to do? To celebrate my week, post a comment to THIS post telling me the ONE thing you enjoy MOST about SPRING! (Yes, I am wanting to see Spring BAD!) I'm figuring since it is March 1st, that it MUST be right around the corner? So...maybe you can help me bring it here a little faster! You have until Wednesday night, March 5 @ 7:00 PM to submit your comment. My Blog is moderated, so you will not see your comment post until I approve it!

Many THANKS!
Connie

54 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love spring because I know that my favorite season is just around the corner, summer! Spring is nice
because its getting warmer, the sun is shining more, flowers are growing and leaves are coming out on the trees.
debbrowne@rogers.com

Jackie said...

I love the warmth that comes with Spring! I know it doesn't seem that cold in NC to alot of people from farther north but to this former Florida girl it is COLD! It seems I get cold in January and don't warm up till April.

Connie Carpenter Macko said...

I love to watch the progress of the bulbs in the yard... even though we've snow, the tops are peeking out! Soon the snow will be gone (maybe!) and the flowers will be in bloom. HAPPY SPRING, HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY!

Anonymous said...

I love Spring, the air is so fresh and although it isn't real warm yet we know summer is coming. We go on our first camping trip every Easter, usually darn cold still, but we know Easter announces Spring and that warm weather is on the way. The tulips and daffs are poking through too, a sure sign of Spring. Happy anniversary Connie! Lynn Forsythe

KathlynStamps said...

Congratulations on your one year anniversary! Your Blog Spot looks professional and is full of interesting and helpful information. That doesn't even count the gorgeous artwork.

If I could say just one thing about what I love about spring it is smell in the air. Everything is fresh and clean. It's my favorite season of the year. It's not too cold and not too hot here in MI.

kathlyn195046545@yahoo.com

Hetty said...

Hello Connie!
Congratulations on keeping up your blog for 1 year!! This is an accomplishment and I love seeing youst posts. So what can I say about spring. Here in the Netherlands with all the colours of the bulbs, spring is the most wonderful time of the year. Every year I go to the Keukenhof, the place with over 7 million kinds of bulbs: Fantastic to see! Do come over and celebrate spring with me!!

Margaret said...

Hi Connie,
Love your new header, it's so pretty! Congratulations on your first blogaversary; you do a great job with your blog and love all your artwork!
Hugs!

Donna said...

Happy 1st Anniversary!!
I love spring as its such a time of revival & renewal. The wonderful fresh smell in the air, the sun warming things up, the birds singing, the flowers starting to peek out of the newly thawed ground, trees budding with new leaves. It just makes one want to go out & enjoy the beauty of nature. Yaah Spring!!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful new look-Wonderful Blog!!!
I love Spring - the Indian Summers we are having right now are great. I'm so sorry you are digging out of snow. We haven't had snow for 18 years in our part of SE Texas. I love your card & it has inspired me to pull out my Wonderful Tulip stamp set.
Happy Anniversary! Sandy in TX

SmilynStef said...

I love seeing those first flowers push through the soil ... congrats on a great first year.

Anonymous said...

Sunshine!! I am missing the sun soooo much. Also the fact that it is warm but not hot! Happy Blogversary!!
sandie994

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your blog anniversary. thanks for the opportunity to win some blog candy. The thing I like most about Spring is celebrating the Jesus rising from the grave and that he died for our sins. I love hearing the birds singing and the flowers blooming. It is so beautiful in springtime.
Debi Pippin
canoemom@tampabay.rr.com

Melissas said...

Happy Blogaversary! I can't wait to see those little green shoots of my tulips that mean Spring has arrived!

Anonymous said...

I love the new colors, sounds, and scents that come with spring! Of course, I also love that we have a new SU mini! Happy Anniversary!

Kerri leftpinky@frii.com

Andrea said...

I love the sounds of spring. I love hearing the melting snow running into the gutters, hearing the birds singing to celebrate the warmer air and the sounds of more people spending time outside in their gardens, fresh from holing up in their house all winter. Congrats on your bloginversary!

Anonymous said...

The thing I love about Spring is that first day. That one day that you actually walk to the mail box instead of drving up to it and then linger in the driveway (throwing most of it away)sorting it and glancing up into the sky to let the sun shine on your face. That first day when you finally feel like taking a walk again. When theres still little mounds of snow here and there but its warm enough for a light jacket. Its that first day that you feel like going to the park again or pumping up the tires in the bikes. Cleaning the garage or vacuuming out the car!! Its almost here I can feel it. It makes me smile to just think about it. Peace Cynthia

Lisa said...

I love spring because the weather is in the 70's and 80's but than summer comes and than it goes to the 90's and 100's. The flowers and trees are blooming. That is not so...good. I also like spring because it is baseball season than we are running around with our children who play ball.

Have a great week!

Lisa
fitmom1@embarqmail.com

Jinny said...

Your blog looks great Connie! One of my favorite things about spring is we can put away the hats, gloves and heavy jackets! I'm so tired of piling on the layers!
silversaxsatyahoodotcom

Debby said...

Well beings I am in MN, I look forward to the green grass again and the blooming flowers. Being able to open the windows and air out the house. Like you I am getting cabin fever winter has lasted to long to me.
Congrats on hitting a year in blogging.
Angel Hugs
Debby

Denise... said...

I LOVE the smell of daffodils! Mmmmm...and I just love seeing them in full bloom.

Mary Ellen said...

Hi Connie! I love your new banner and new look! Let's see, there is so much I love about spring in North Carolina. My favorite thing would have to be watching the trees go from bare to buds to full with leaves in just 4 short weeks.

nuevovida said...

I love Spring....it is a renewing of all things. A new start... a refreshing. Love it. And... I love your new banner too!! It's great!

Regina Cornelius said...

my favorite thing is seeing the daffodils perk up from the shabby looking ground...giving a new breath to the outdoors!
happy blogiversary!!!!
regina

Gina Wrona said...

Besides seeing the tulips & daffodils come up, I would have to say the one thing I'll enjoy the most is my husband going back to work after being laid off for the winter.

Lynda K said...

I love to see the spring flowers peek their 'heads' out of the ground for the first time! I know then that Spring is just around the corner.

Carolyn said...

Congrats on your blog birthday. I live in Florida so spring doesn't really change the climate, but there are the azalea's blooming bringing colors that we don't see year round here because of the heat.

Amanda said...

I love the way it smells outside in the spring- PLUS it is a season of renewal! Who wouldn't love that? :)

Allison said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary!
My favourite thing about Spring is the smell - starts to smell like fresh grass and flowers. Plus, the snow should be gone (hopefully)!

Anonymous said...

I love spring because of its freshness. Living in Ohio, we've had lots of snow, still do, and I am SO looking forward to spring! Love watching the birds at the feeders outside my studio window!
Happy Blog Anniversary!!!!

~Beth
BABabcock53@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Spring... I love the colors of spring! Makes my paper crafting turn into bright and pastel colors instead of the fall & winter colors I tend to use during those times of year. Spring colors make me cheerful!

Thanks for the opportunity of the blog candy :)

Cindy in Boise
seekr8pal101@yahoo.com

Diane said...

Spring always meant new babies on the farm. Guess that will forever be in my mind. I love visiting your blog.

Dee Ruger

A said...

I love being able to turn off the a/c and heat and open up the windows. Of course seeing all the bluebonnets everywhere is nice too.

Julie Warnken said...

Beautiful blog--this is the first time I've visited it! :)

Winter is LONG and COLD here in Minnesota, so there is SO much to love about spring! The thing I love most though is that first sign that the long, hard winter finally will be coming to an end: The return of the birds! The sweet song of the robin fills my heart with hope, because he reminds me that the newness of spring is on its way.

Julie
jawarnken@yahoo.com

maiahs_momma said...

Happy Blogaversary :)! I love spring because the air seems to be fresher, I can go on more walks with the kids without bundling them up to the nines. To only then undress them so they can run to the bathroom, even though they claim they have gone before they put their gear on. Lol, anyways thank you for this chance at some great blog candy :)!

Hugs,
catherine
www.mystampinggrounds.blogspot.com
c_levy@auracom.com

Ramblin Rose said...

Flowers!! I love to see the flowers come up and I love being able to use more flowers when I stamp. Spring is such a relief after the snow or brown grass of winter in the midwest.

Ramblin Rose

Pat Garvin said...

I love the flowering trees. Happy Anniversary. PatGarvin

ellen a said...

Happy Blogging Anniversary. Spring, ah, just a memory at the moment. I just love the 'fresh' warm air smell you get when the windows are open for the first time in about 6 months. Much more but this seems to be prominent.
Ellen A

Velta said...

Spring ~ The scent of flowers...Congratulations on your 1year of blogging :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Connie
Love your new blog header. Congratulations on your 1 year blog anniversary.

What I love about spring in one word is COLOR. More sunshine, buds & leaves on the trees, and flowers peeking through to see the glory of a new beginning.

Joyce T

joycendave2203atyahoodotcom

Anonymous said...

Call me crazy but my favorite thing about spring is mowing the grass! I love the bright green of new spring grass, the squishy earth under my feet, and the wonderful smell of newly-mowed grass. That says spring better than anything to me!
Annette Jensen

Ghazal(ghazal_31005@yahoo.com) said...

I love spring because it's the herald of summer. Spring's gentle warmth reminds me that soon I’ll be spending hot days at the beach. Also the days are longer so I feel like I can fit more in.

Krystin said...

My most favorite part of Spring, aside from the first flowers in bloom, is the fresh smell in the air that tells me that Spring is on it's way.

Anonymous said...

The two things I look forward to are getting a pedicure and putting on flipflops again! We have been buried in snow and ice this season. School has had so many cancellations and delays that they are now extending school for thirty minutes each day to make up for all of the lost time! So yes, I am eager for spring!

Kimberly
airwig@aol.com

jmniffer said...

I enjoy all the spring bulb flowers; crocus', tulips, daffodils. Seeing them blooming makes me smile. Congrats on your Blogaversary...I check on every new post. jmniffer

jean said...

Happy Anniversary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What I like about Spring is the
bird singing, smelling the
flowers blooming.
Great blog candy
TFS


Jean

Suestru2 said...

Congratulations on your anniversary. Thank you for sharing all your great ideas and projects. With the coming of Spring comes fresh air. It's great to finally open the windows, air the house out and freshen things up a bit. I also love the smell of the damp grass in the early morning. And just around the corner, Summer!

Shona said...

Congrats Connie, on being published! You go girl!

OK, my favorite part about Spring is getting to see my 2 and 3 year old go outside and play! Well, obviously this will be the first time that they were 2 and 3, but that's the fun part, you get to see how much they've grown and spread their wings just a little more than the year before. And of course the weather changing and hearing the birds sing is wonderful in the mornings!

Starqueen said...

Spring is about new beginnings, and I love the concept, and the experience of it! The magic of new life in the garden, in all of nature, and the promise of what is to be! I can't say it's my favorite season because I love them all, but I do enjoy Spring for all it is when we have it here!

Congratulations on your Blogaversary! Thank you for sharing your time and talent, and a great prize!

Ann C. said...

I love spring because the birds are singing! There is nothing better than the windows open, the soft breeze coming in the house and to hear the birds chirping while they build their nests. It's beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Hi! The 1 thing I love about Spring is seeing all of the new flowers just start to "pop up" out of the ground and each day they get a little bit taller and my kids go nuts "ohhing and awwing" over the changes they have from day to day and even from morning (low light) to afternoon (strong sun). It's a new beginning for the bulbs and means that soon we will see all of the woodland creatures scampering about, hear the birds, crickets and frogs...you name...we are nature freaks :)

Julie S.
sayloj2000@yahoo.com

connie said...

The one thing I enjoy most about Spring is that I'm back in Ohio and I get to see the change of seasons. Even if there is snow on the ground, the crocus still makes it's appearance, followed by the hyacinths...and then there's the forsythia...and a drive around the OSU campus and everyone is wearing shorts and then there's the sandpit volleyball games!

Anonymous said...

Just found your blog...Congrats on getting published too. I love the Spring/Fall seasons. Happy Blogverisary too!! Barb Hotair4b@aol.com

Amanda said...

I know I'm too late, which makes me sad, but I love spring for being able to shed our winter coats, hats, scarves and gloves. And all of the muddy slush is gone too =)

Happy Blog Anniversary!!!

Amanda
vanillaglitter@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

What I love most about spring is that we might FINALLY see the sun again - I'm getting very bored with our perpetual gray skies.

mferris@pls-net.org