WooHoo!!! It’s been one year since my very first blog post.  I can hardly believe it.  What a fun addiction and wonderful motivation to make time for stamping!  We’ll be celebrating this week with some Blogiversary Give-aways.  I won’t say how many or exactly what days because I love surprises.  So you’ll just have to check in daily this week if you want to register for the prizes.  Thank you to everyone who has subscribed to my blog (you can do that by clicking the FeedBlitz button to the left) and to everyone who stops by periodically.  I can hardly believe there are people interested in seeing my stuff and reading what I have to say, but anyone who has seen me at the mic at StampMania knows how much I love to be *on stage*.  *GRIN*  I think I’m still recovering from CHA (and still have more pics from it to share too), so this party was the perfect reason to take the time to sit down and stamp a card.  In the hurry and hustle-bustle it’s so easy to forget just how much I love to stamp.  I grabbed a SU hostess set that hadn’t seen ink yet because the images just made me happy.   I guess with a name like “A Little Bit of Happiness” that just makes sense.  My goal was to just play and enjoy.  Hope you like it.


I started by stamping my image on Paper Trey Ink white cardstock with Brilliance Graphite Black ink and heat setting it.  I then colored the image with my limited range of Copics (still trying to decide just how much of an investment I really want to make in Copics).  I colored around the edge of the image in yellow and trimmed it down.  I then mounted the image on another piece of the white cardstock which I trimmed with scallop scissors and pierced.  That was then layered onto a piece of Rose Red cardstock.  The cardstock base is also PTI white and I don’t know if you can see it, but I stamped it with the background stamp Stitched in Pretty in Pink for just a little something at the top of the card.  The designer paper is from the 6×6 hostess pad in Pretty in Pink.  I turned back the corner and held it down with a square yellow brad from SU.  A tiny flower from Little Flowers was stamped in Pomegranate ink and some piercing was added in the corner.  A strand A Muse ribbon in green finishes off this card.

So….are you ready for a Blogiversary Candy Give Away???  Here is my first offering.


That cupcake is a gift box!  I got it at CHA from Plaid and it’s adorable!  It will come to you along with a sheet of cupcake stickers and 5 spools of ribbon as shown  – each spool has 2-5 yards of ribbon (grosgrain – artichoke, turquoise, bright pink, pomegranate/rose red, pink gingham and summer sun organdy).  All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post telling me why you come back to my blog…also please list your post # (check the one just before you and if everyone stays on track you’ll know your number).  ETA: Also please put your name in your post  – thanks!  Entries for this offering will close Monday February 18th at 11pm Pacific and will be announced sometime later this week.  Plus don’t forget to check in for more offerings throughout the week. 

ETA: This contest is now closed.  Winner to be announced soon.

Thanks for sharing my journey with me and feel free to invite more friends to join us here.  More is More and the More the Merrier!!!

81 Responses to “It’s My One Year BLOGIVERSARY!!!”

  1. Cheryl K Says:

    Oh my gosh, I’m #1 Wow. I check your site because it is always so upbeat and you have such wonderful ideas and creations for sharing! Thanks so much and have a wonderful week!!!

  2. Cheryl Sims Says:

    #2 I have you on my google reader so I never miss a post. I love seeing your card creations as you are so creative. This is such a cute cupcake. Seems like everything this year is a cupcake. Darling.
    Congrats on the year of blogging. You have certainly enriched our creative lives.

  3. Jackie Says:

    #3 – OMG that cupcake box is adorable! I have become SO addicted to cupcakes lately it isn’t even funny. I have you in my Google Reader as well and I just enjoy your work, that’s why I keep coming back. Keep up the good work – I look forward to seeing what you come up with all the time.

  4. Joella Says:

    #4 – I love the cupcake box! I come back to your site for the fabulous ideas & inspiration! Thank you!

  5. Jennifer Bradley Says:

    I didn’t even know you had a blog – even though I am a big fan of your work…I was randomly clicking on other poeple’s favorite blogs and was brought to yours. I am now going to put it in my favorites so that i can check back periodically!

  6. Janet Hoffman Says:

    Thanks for the potential of actually winning something Jami. Love your blog, it is always so upbeat and you are so generous with your card sharing. Hope you had a great time at CHA!

  7. Pesc Says:

    Happy anniversary! 🙂 I come back because I like seing the cards and project you create! Have a great day!

  8. SmilynStef Says:

    #7 – I have your blog in my reader … I always enjoy your clean style and great pictures … thanks for the chance to win … Stephanie

  9. Jan Scholl Says:

    I have you in my reader, so every time you post, I read. simple as that.

  10. Deborah Young Says:

    Congratulations! I admire anyone who has the discipline to blog every day!!! I have been checking your blog every day for about three weeks now. I love the variety of your creations! Thanks for offering prizes to us.

    Deb in Florida

  11. Nancy Fair Says:

    Jami, you are on my Google reader and I love your creations. Congratulations on a GREAT first year of blogging!

  12. Nancy Fair Says:

    Forgot to say I’m #10!

  13. C Burke Says:

    I visit your blog to learn more about stamping. Thanks for sharing!

  14. Juanita Says:

    I am number 13
    I keep coming back for the constant inspiration you share with us!

  15. Linda Says:

    I think I’m #14. Happy Anniversary Jami! I check your blog because you are simply just an awesome stamper (and a heck of a swap hostess).


  16. kim3timemom Says:

    #15 I visit you blog for the great ideas 🙂 Keep up the good work.


  17. Kerry J Says:

    #17 Congrats Jami! Love your blog! I keep coming back for the awesome cards and projects. I still love the cupcake box you posted! Thanks for everything!

  18. Donna Baker Says:

    #18 love your blog, Jami – thats some yumm-o stuff!

  19. Kim Pebley Says:

    I love your blog.. you have great ideas and tips. Also, you use SU products and I always am looking for new material. CONGRATS and thanks for sharing.
    [email protected]

  20. Karen O Says:

    I love your designs so I always have to come see what’s new 🙂
    Congrats on your anniversary!

  21. Doris Says:

    #21 I like your designs – this card seems so cheerful! I like to look to get ideas.

  22. Cheryl Kelly-Van Domelen Says:

    What fun!! Happy Blogaversary!!! I love your creativity! Your work is truely inspiring.

  23. Swedie Says:

    I like the things you make. I especially like the Valentine Patties.

    I am #23

  24. Karyn Says:

    What an awesome cupcake box. i love it.

  25. Michelle Says:

    Happy blogaversary! That cupcake box is adorable! I’ve been visiting since StampMania last year! I can’t believe it’s almost time for another one!

  26. Linda SS Says:

    Congrats to you on your blogaversary for creating such a delightful blog. I’m enjoying all of your CHA photos, it must have been such a thrill for all of you to get together and meet one another. Cute cupcake blog candy!

  27. Terr Says:

    Happy Anniversary! Love the cupcake box and the goodies that go with it! Thanks for sharing all your wonderful creations throughout the year…love your website!

  28. rainy Says:

    Jami that is such a sweet card. Love the turned up corner. I come here for inspiration and to get great ideas (like the corner!).

  29. Cathy Says:

    Happy 1 year BLOGIVERSARY! WOW this cupcake is to AWESOME and love the ribbon and the cute cupcake stickers. Thanks for a chance at this sweet candy.
    Thanks for a chance.
    [email protected]

  30. Becky K Says:

    I might be #30 – congrats on your blogiversary! I come to your blog because while I was so incredibly shy & nervous at SCSM4, {{totally quaking in my boots}}, you were kind enough to intentionally take the time to introduce yourself to me. I’ll never forget that! Thanks! Becky K

  31. Mary Campbell Says:

    #31 Happy blogiversary. You have a great blog with lots of ideas and great card designs. I get your new posts automatically. Thanks for the chance to win some great candy. love the cupcake box. Mary

  32. Debra Says:

    Happy Blogiversary!!! The year has flown! I love to visit here. Wonderful stuff!!! (Don’t put me in the drawing. Just wanted to say congrats!!!)

  33. Donna Says:

    Congrats, Jami! I think you’re a fabulous stamper! Your creations are so beautiful, and I enjoy the way you utilize S.U. products. I’m happy for you!

  34. Liz Cogswell Says:

    #34 – I think. Congratulations!! Liz Cogswell

  35. sandie carter Says:

    Happy one year Blogaversary!!!

    I simply love seeing what is new on your blog whether it is a new creation or what ever you wish to share. I loved all the photos of your trip to CHA.

    Keep on sharing and inspiring.

    [email protected]

  36. Marilyn Says:

    Love that cupcake box and the yummy ribbon!! Congrats on your blog anniversary!! Love your site and all your wonderful creations!!

  37. Regina Says:

    Hello Jamie,
    congratulations for the 1. blog-birthday!
    your blog is so wonderful! I read your blog often and I am totally impressed!

  38. Lorrie Says:

    Happy Blogaversary! You have so many great things on your blog, how could I NOT take a look everyday?! Thanks for all your great ideas and inspiration!

  39. Suzy H Says:

    Happy Anniversary *sings* and many moreeeeeeee!

    Thank you for all you do for us! I love your work 🙂


    I believe I am post #39

  40. Nancy Says:

    #40 – Jami, I come back daily just to see what new projects you’ve done… Thanks for sharing them with us… Happy Anniversary!!! Nancy…

  41. Sue Says:

    I love getting an email letting me know you have new articles posted on your blog. You have such fresh ideas and I love your color combinations. You’re cards are “do-able”!

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  43. Judi R. Says:

    I’m #42. Happy Blogiversary!!! What a sweet card.

  44. Emilysuesue Says:

    #42 Congratulations on your anniversary!

    I love coming to your blog because you have beautiful creations and you are very upbeat. I love that you use mostly SU products, too!

  45. Susan Hall Says:

    I read your blog daily, you do such a great job on cards. Susan #43

  46. Shelley ~ photocropper Says:

    #44 ~ I love your blog and you are a wonderful friend not to mention all the cool stuff you make!! You are a true inspiration to me!
    ((HUGS)) and Congrats!

  47. Mendi Says:

    #45 I love your blog and check it out daily! I have cased so many of your ideas and always look to you for inspiration. TFS!!

  48. Theresa Grdina Says:

    #46 Theresa G. I read your blog daily and have to tell you that this card today is too cute! I am loving it!
    Thanks for sharing. Happy Blog-A-Versary!
    Theresa Grdina

  49. Barb H Says:

    #45 – I am a new stamper….. and have found it very additive, especially after I found your blog!!! Thanks for sharing your talents! It’s the best…like a good book, I’m alway waiting to see what’s coming next!

  50. Tilda Says:

    #46 I visit your blog a few times a week to see what is new, hip and fresh! I like to use alot of your ideas. You do great work! I use alot of your card ideas in my layouts! thanks so much for all your hard work and inspiration!

  51. Susan N Says:

    I visit your blog every day to see what’s new. I like the style of your cards and your tutorial is awesome. I apprecaite the detail that you give and it inspires me to stamp, stamp, stamp. I have used several of your ideas and have been very happy with the results. Your inspirations and blog make me smile. Happy 1 year Blog Anniversary! Thanks for sharing.

  52. Sharon in NE Says:

    You’ve given me lots of ideas not to mention happiness. Congratulations on your anniversary and here’s to many here!

  53. Robbie Rubala Says:

    I check your blog each day to see what new ideas I can pick up. I also like to take your card layouts and make them my own. You do a great job of sharing a variety of cards. Thanks!

    I think I’m #52.


  54. Inky Paws Says:

    Hmmm I think ‘m #53 as it seems like there are 2 number 45 and 2 number 46. I love cheking out your blog for the great ideas and inspiration! Hey blog candy is awesome too!

    I’m inkypaws.

  55. Bonnie aka raduse Says:

    Jami, I don’t post all the time on your blog, but I always come for inspiration, ideas, and your humor. You’ve always got a smile in your writing that comes through no matter what. Now that cupcake “wrapping” is a really cool idea. I’d love to know how Plaid came up with that.


  56. Lois Michael Says:

    Happy Anniversary. I’m #55 I keep coming back for inspiration. I love how most of your cards are bright and vibrant. Very inspiring. Thanks for the chance to win the wonderful cupcae goodies….Lois

  57. Susan H Says:

    Happy Blog-a-versary!!! Thank you for sharing your cards and inspiring me. I believe that I am #56.

  58. waterpixie Says:


    I come here because you’re my friend and I love your stamping!!! 🙂

  59. Alicia Says:

    I come here because I miss you, and it’s great fun to hear what you are up to! I also *love* your art work!

  60. Stacy Says:

    I discovered you through a friend & keep coming back for more…awesome creativity & more wonderful ideas!!! You are an inspiration to me & all the others that are fortunate enough to have discovered your little corner of the blog world. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!

  61. Christine Says:

    Happy Blog Anniversary to you!! I love all your creative and inspiring work!!!

  62. Debbie Says:

    # 61 Happy 1 Year Anniversary! Thank you for taking the time to share with us all your wonderful work. It’s always an inspiration to visit your blog!

  63. Marilyn Says:

    #62 I think. You have some cute ideas; and I love the color combinations you use.

  64. Janet Sisk Says:

    #63 I love seeing new ideas for cards. I am soooo addicted to stamping and card making. Happy Anniversary!

  65. sharon Says:

    I have long admired your style, and I check your blog frequently just to have the pleasure of seeing what you’ve created. Congrats on your 1st anniversary. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

  66. Helen Reiters Says:

    Happy first Anniversary. I love visiting your blog for inspiration.
    It always amazes me how talented many people are and how happy they are to share their talents with others in the community.
    I love your designs and colour combinations in particular.
    Hope you have a simply marvellous day.
    Best Wishes from Helen Reiters Australia

  67. chrissym Says:

    #66 Happy First Anniversary! I found your blog today through the SCS message board. I subscribed to your blog today also while here because I love the creations you make and look forward to seeing more great stuff of yours. I love your choice of colors, something I am working on being more brave to mix and match solids and patterns.


  68. Darlene L Says:

    #67 I have visited before because I love your use of color and I keep coming back for creative. Cupcakes are certainly the hot topic right now. Darlene PS Happy 1 year Anniversary

  69. Maile Says:

    #68 Happy Blogiversary! I love your creativity and talent thanks for sharing it with us.

  70. Debbie Fisher Says:

    Jami, hope you draw my name. I am subscribed to your blog, cuz I love your work!

  71. newtnewt Says:

    I can’t believe it has been a year already! Congratulations!!! I *knew* you would be pimping some stickers for this. LOL!!

  72. tanja fussell Says:

    I am also amazed that you have done this for a year – but I’m amazed that it’s ONLY been a year and your blog is wonderful! This has been a big year for you with the new addition to the family as well. You are an inspiration! Thanks to you for sharing your work!
    #70 Tanja Fussell

  73. Janean Campbell Says:

    #72 Janean Campbell
    I am visiting your blog for the first time. I came here from a link through stampin gal Val’s blog. I’ll definently stop back often..

  74. Donna Meeks Says:

    I love your blog and check it several times per week usually. You offer lovely designs that are my style of stamping and easy, interesting chat! You have some fun projects and as a SU customer I like seeing what demos across the country offer in the way of projects and cards! Keep up the great effort!

    #71 Donna Meeks

  75. Stacey R Says:

    I love that cupcake! Too cute. Happy 1yr blogiversary! You do great work!

  76. Bev Says:

    #73 (I think the #’s might be off)

    I signed up to have you come to my mail box each day-that way I never miss a post.

    Love your blog and your artwork- tfs.

    Bev J.
    [email protected]

  77. Debra Ashpaugh Says:


    Congrats on your year Jami! I read your blog because I love your work (and especially near club time because I can get a sneak peak of the project that we’re going to do).


  78. Otter Says:

    Too cute in pink!!! I have you on my list….You are a familar “oldie” from SCS. I’d love to come and hang at SoCalmania with you!!

  79. Susan S. Says:

    #78 (I think)
    I absolutely love your blog. I try to check it out every day, but there are days when I am not able to get online.
    You have a great talent and I love the way you can put cards together. You know, not everyone can do it well! Some just have a midas touch! I also love reading about the things you are doing, and your scripture cards.
    If I were a little more computer saavy, I would love to participate.
    Thank you for sharing your talent and life. You are an inspiration!

  80. Deepa Says:

    I think I’m post #79 . . .
    I keep coming back to your blog because I love seeing how you make cards “More . . .” I tend towards simpler cards, because I’m a little scared of using multiple patterned papers and embellishments – never quite turns out right. Visiting your blog and embracing your “more is more” philosophy is helping me break out a little more. Keep up the great work, and Congratulations on your 1st blogiversary!! Deepa

  81. Pam W Says:

    Post #80?? ( it looks like we might be out of order a little)
    I come to your blog 2 or 3 times a week to see what new creations you have come up with. I like your work and love your blog title because as we all know, more really is MORE!! 🙂

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