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A Blog-a-versary post...and a special event...

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Long time, no see, my blogging friends. I have missed my little blog and visiting many of you. Please forgive me!! I have been storing up my creative time and efforts to prepare for a little party, you see?! This weekend...Super Bowl weekend...marks the second year of existence for my little blog. AND...the 20th of this month marks my 48th birthday! YIKES!! Anyway...I thought would prepare a little party to celebrate both events that will start today and last til the 20th...with lots of posts and projects...and PRESENTS!! Not for me, though...for YOU!! I'll get to those details later in the post...better move on to this pretty photo from The Shabby Tea Room...



(So nice of them to prepare such a pretty table for me! ;) So, so sweet...I knew I had to use it for this special post. Our project had to include the colors in the photo and postal elements or words. I chose to dress up a little envelope (I used one of my Wplus9 dies)...



I've placed it on top of one of Bety's pretty little digital pieces and a little heart-shaped doily. Kind of romantic looking, don't you think? I thought it would work well for the challenge at the Kraft Journal, "So Romantic", too. I have wanted to play along there for a long time, and knew I wanted to use some Kraft cardstock with the neutral background in the photo.

There is some subtle stamping with some Papertrey stamps. I've also used their border die at the top, along with some hand-dyed seam binding and My Mind's Eye paper. Thanks to the gals at both The Kraft Journal and The Shabby Tea Room for these sweet challenges!!

Some party details for those of you who are interested...
I'm close to having enough projects for daily posts between now and Feb. 20th. (I've tried to create a variety, not just cards.) I have 4 handmade gifts prepared and hope to squeeze out a 5th. Those will be revealed in posts before the 20th. You don't need to be a follower, but each time you comment between now and then, your name goes in a hat (Literally!! My kids and I like to do this the old fashioned way!!) for a chance to win one of the prepared gifts. (I have checked on and can accommodate shipping for as far away as Canada, but cannot commit to other international shipping...a couple of items are larger and rather fragile. So sorry!)
I think I've covered the biggies. I sure hope you'll join me! It's just something different and fun to inspire all of us, to say thanks to my faithful friends out there, and to hopefully breathe a little new life into this 2 year old blog!
Thanks so much for stopping in! I WILL be back TOMORROW!!
Hope you're having a great day!
Geri

15 comments:

  1. Happy Blog Birthday, Friend!! Congratulations on 2 years!!

    This card is beautiful - I LOVE the colour of your seam binding, and the bow is stunning. The little envie on the doily is perfect - why haven't I thought of that?

    Thank you so much for your wonderful comments this weekend... you are too kind to tell me you love my boring projects so much!!

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  2. Happy Birthday, and Happy Blogversary, Geri! I adore this sweet card - it has all things romantic on it, so beautifully done!

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  3. lovely....looks like you answered my question wink wink cherry

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  4. Such an elegant card. I just love it!

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  5. Great card. Thanks for the chance to win and congrats.

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  6. What a beautiful card, as always! HOW OLD?? only 48? you have many more wonderful birthdays ahead of you. Missed seeing your postings, I'll be looking forward to checking in everyday to see what you're up too!!!!

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  7. YAY! Fun, fun Geri!! Congrats on the two year mark. :-) I was just looking at those dies today. Hmmm??? Wonder if that means I need to buy them since I've never seen them before and here they are twice in one day. LOL Can't wait to see all your projects. Hugs GF!
    P.S. No, I didn't forget your card. It's gorgeeohso! :-) The layering is just the perfect mix of elements. Love, love, LOVE it!

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  8. Oh Geri!!!! I so love love love all your creations!! This on is very beautiful!!

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  9. Congrats on the 2 year mark, very fun! Love your card, so soft and sweet. I love Wplus9, great company:) Big hugs to you!

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  10. Happy both birthdays to you...this is perfectly delightful and I have loved looking at it!

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  11. Your card is gorgeous....love the Shabby Tea Room challenges myself and try to do them when I have time....48 is a great age....I'll trade ya...LOL!!

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  12. Woohoo for you, my friend! I just popped in to catch up and I'm so glad I started here! Congratulations to you!! All the way to Canada, huh? Hopefully that means woohoo for me too! ;o) That card is absolutely gorgeous in a way that only you can do it! I know...GERIorgous! How's that? I LIKE it!! lol Now I have more to catch up on!...Nancy :o)

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  13. What fun to have you posting again...can't wait to see the goodies you've come up with. This card is adorable. Love the bright red. Happy Blogoversary!!

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  14. Your card is absolutely gorgeous! So feminine and romantic. Just LOVE it!
    Congratulations on your second anniversary blogging - and, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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  15. Yeah, I'm still here, loving your older posts and have to comment again cuz I see 1) you turned 48 this year and so did I and 2) if I understand correctly you started your blog on Super Bowl Sunday. If that doesn't say it all. I'm sitting here in blogland and my hubby is watching some big ol' soccer championship game ;)

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