March 20, 2013

Happy New (Blog) Year!


Hi there!  Guess what?  It's my blog anniversary!  Believe it or not, I've been posting here for 3 years, and it's because of people like you that I keep coming back.  That's right--YOU!

I continue to be amazed by the number of people who stop by regularly to see what I've been up to in my craft room, and I appreciate every visit, comment, and new follower.  Many, many thanks for keeping me going!

In the past year, I've been fortunate to guest design for two of my very favorite stamp companies--WPlus9 for their February/March release and Paper Smooches for their August Kismet set release.  So as a thanks to you, I'm giving away a $25 gift certificate to either WPlus9 or Paper Smooches, winner's choice.  Just leave your thoughts, silly or serious, on this post for a chance to win, and I'll draw a name at random for the prize.

You have until 9:00 PM Eastern on March 28, 2013 to enter.

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (Soft Stone, Smokey Shadow), Stampin' Up! (Midnight Muse)
Stamps:  CAS-ual Fridays Stamps (Countdown)
Ink:  Versamark
Tools:  My Favorite Things (cityscape die), corner rounder
Other:  American Crafts (Zing silver embossing powder)

Oh, I almost forgot to tell you about my card.  This was a recent reject for a Paper Crafts publication call, but it was my favorite submission this go-around.  :)


Thanks again for visiting!  See you back here soon.

40 comments:

Joyce said...

Wow--happy blog birthday to you. 3 years is like forever in blogland. I'm so glad I have met you and that I get to see your beautiful creations almost every day. I can't tell you how many of them I have pinned and taken inspiration from--you'd blush. Thank you for blogging.

Tracey McNeely said...

Happy Blogaversary to you Cristina--wow three years! That is about how long you have been inspiring me my friend. I think that card is amazing, love the die cut building and the silver sentiment--it's no reject.

L.B. said...

Congrats on three years. Love this fun city scape card!

Jen said...

Happy blog birthday! I enjoy your posts and get inspired by your creations. Keep it up! :)

Marybeth said...

Happy Blogaversary Christina! We keep coming back because you keep amazing us with your creative cards! Love this city scape !

Amy Kolling said...

Christina.....I'm a huge fan and I think it goes way back! Haha. I can not figure for the life of me why this wasn't picked up.....it's amazing in every way. The details in the cityscape die, the little fireworks, all go together perfectly!! Congrats on your blogoversary!!!

Maureen said...

oh, congratulations! Three years of total eye candy here :) I lOVE those building dies and the fun fireworks...perfect for your blog post today :) Here's to more of your gorgeous inspiration :) Hugs ox

Kim S said...

Happy blogiversary!!

How did that amazing card get rejected? The dimension in the buildings, the night-time colors and the simple little fireworks - I think it's perfect in all ways. Of course, your cards regularly go into my inspiration files!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Woo hoo... I just looked and in the 3 plus years of my sharing cards online I've posted over 1600 photos on my FB page (kinda mind boggling). So hip hip horrary for your blog-birthday.

Marisa said...

Silly them! Love this!! The 3D towers are fabulous as are the stars. Congrats on 3 years and cheers to many more :)

Jill Norwood said...

Love your card! Happy blog-a-versary! Thanks for all of the inspiration you provide!
Hugs,
Jill

Cassandra said...

Congratulations on surviving 3 years, you have certainly gone from strength to strength.

Don't know why they rejected this one - love it. But who really knows what they are looking for.

Hope everything is sorting itself out in your world.

xiumaiyuki said...

Happy blog birthday.... Thank you for the inspirations... Your cards/projects are always a treat. :) happy blog birthday! Here's to many, many more!

Fabulous city scape card! Love how you chose to pair blue against that grey.

Maureen Merritt said...

Congratulations Christina! I always look forward to see what you've created. Here's to 3 more years :)

Lynn said...

Happy third blogaversary Christina! I love your gorgeous creations...your style is amazing!!

Lindsay said...

Yeah! Happy blogaversary to you! I love visiting your blog, you are one talented card maker and always inspire me, just like with this card! It's A-mazing! Keep up the amazing-ness my friend!

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

Happy Blog-a-versary!!! Three years is remarkable! Well done - - love your card!!

Nancy said...

Good for you Christina, 3 years is a long time and you have offered so many wonderful ideas and creations, thank you!
I can't believe this card was a reject, it's great I particularly love the city scape die.

June K said...

Happy Anniversary, Christina. I am so glad you blog because I always love your work. I can't believe your card was a PC "reject" because it has just gone into my collection of faves (many of your other cards are that collection too).

Sara Mac said...

Happy 3rd Blogaversary Christina! I love this card. The embossing is just the perfect touch.

Rhonda said...

Happy Blog-aersary! I always enjoy the inspiration you create. Keep it coming.

Happy Dance said...

Happy third Anniversary! How cool is that?! Love your work, and thanks for being such a positive force in the land of card blogging. Here's to many more! BTW, wonderful card! Love those cityscapes. Bev

Gina said...

Happy Bloggiversary!! I can't tell you how many of your cards I've pinned - such beautiful work! And I'm shocked that card was rejected!!! I love it!!!

Jingle said...

Congratulations on three years! I LOVE this card! So fabulous!

Christi said...

Happy Blog Anniversary!!

Christi in MA

Margaret C said...

Happy blog birthday! I think I must have stalked you for a good proportion of that time, so thank you for your constant inspiration! And thanks for your generous birthday treat, too !

Looking forward to seeing your amazing creations for this year!

Kristie Goulet said...

Happy third blog anniversary! How exciting for you. I am thankful to have found your blog, love visiting to see what you create and I love today's card! Here's to many more!

Vickie Z said...

Love your nite scene.....need a die like that! I was sorry to see you resigned from CASE study but, can understand that life gets in the way sometimes and you have priorities!!

Sharron said...

Love your card, Christina--definitely not a reject in my book! Congrats on three great years in blogland! Your projects never cease to amaze me and I love visiting. I know you are having to reassess your commitments but hope you are able to blog for many years to come!!

Mary Ann said...

Happy blog brithday,Three years wow,I have 4 months,lol,Beautiful card,Love it...

Dr. Ivy said...

Congratulations on 3 years of blogging and sharing your talent with all of us. Love your cityscape card.

Lola G. said...

Thank you for taking the blog plunge 3 years ago! Having access to talents like yours is one of the reasons I'm grateful for having the Internet – I appreciate the inspiration you bring to us. Here's to the next three years!

Lindsey said...

Congratulations! I love your blog (I'm so inspired by your work!) and am so glad that you take the time to do it, especially with how busy your life is right now. This card is fantastic! It's cards like this that make me wonder about magazines' selection processes. I'm so glad you shared it anyway.

Karen B. said...

Congratulations! I think your blog was one of the first I started following...I love your clean and sophisticated style and was ever so happy to see you finally guest design for Wplus9! I also wanted to say how much I admired your last post about stepping down from teams and re-focusing. Wonderful thing for you to do! Best wishes on your future endeavors, you only deserve the best.

Terri E. said...

Congrats on you anniv!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Happy Blog Anniversary! Thanks so much for all of the inspiration :) We should definitely plan another crafty get-together

Monika/Buzsy said...

Happy Anniversary! Looking forward to another fabulous blog year filled with your wonderful creatins! Love the card Christina. The cityscape die-cuts look awesome!

Annheidel said...

Cool card! I like how you layered the cityscape and backed the windows with black. Congrats on three years!

Amy McCue said...

Happy anniversary! Have fun crafting just for you own self(and all of us followers!)

Jeanne J said...

Happy Blog versary! The city scape with the fireworks is C&S perfection Christina! Love the silver embossing - so clean and graphic that ties beautifully with the skyline. Reminds me of graphic arts posters for big cities or festivals!

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