Monday, July 5, 2010

My Wedding Anniversary & Blogaversary Celebration...

Today is a very special day for me! We are celebrating both my wedding anniversary and also my 1 year blogaversary!

I created this card to give to my hubby for our 13th anniversary. Can't believe it's been 13 years already (and a total of 20 years together as a couple)... boy do I feel old! But I am looking forward to many more years to come! I guess since I made this card last night I must have been feeling a bit patriotic... hence the red, white, and blue... LOL! To make this card, I used a retired SU set called Old Friends. I like it because it kind of reminds me of Ragedy Anne & Andy.


As I mentioned, today is also my 1 year blogaversary! I kind of started my blog on my anniversary so that it would be easy for me to remember the date... hehehe! After 300+ posts, over 80,000 visits, and 100+ followers, I can't believe that I'm still here! Blogging was totally new to me, but all of you have welcomed me with open arms... I am in awe! I have learned so much and am thankful for all the friendships that I have made through my blog and crafting. It has been a wonderful journey for me to share my creations and I thank you for being there for me with all your sweet comments! Now on to the Blog Candy Giveaway... sorry, I don't have a picture of the candy because I haven't really had the chance to gather it up with all that's been going on, but I promise it will be SWEET!

Here are the rules:

1. As of yesterday 7/4/10, you must already be a follower.

2. Leave a comment on this post telling me which is your favorite project that I've posted in the past year!

That's it! Easy, peasy, lemon squeezy (that's my daughter's favorite saying... hehehe)! This blog candy ends on July 15th. I will announce the winner on the 16th. Good luck and thanks for following me!



  1. Happy Anniversary to you & Phil and congratulations on all of your accomplishments throughout your first blogging year!!! I truly love all of your projects!! And of course, your punch art creations stand out as being simply amazing to me! Thank you for keeping me inspired by your creativity!! Have a great day Brenda!!

  2. happy anniversary...and anni or your blog...your punch art is adorbs and is so awesome....TFS....

  3. happy anniversary and blogaversary! so much love in your family, it's awesome!
    my favorite project is....darn! I can't decide! You're so incredibly talented and I'm so grateful that you share your projects here. Otherwise, I'd have nothing to make! LOL! have a wonderful day!

  4. Happy Anniversary and blogaversary! I love all your artwork but one of my favorites is Keiki Hula Gifts! Have a great day. Big hugs :)

  5. Happy Anniversary & Blogaversary! Love your creations especially your punches but my favorite is the Mini Sewing Kit. Thanks for sharing your creations with us. Hope you had a fun time celebrating 4th of July and your anniversary!

  6. Congrats on your anniversary and blogaversary!! I love all your projects :)but I love everything you do with your punches and hello kitty! Theres just too many to count. Hope you had a great weekend. Hugs

  7. Congrats Brenda! Happy Anniversary and blogaversary!!! It is too hard to pick one thing as I love everything you do! I have learned so much from your wonderful blog--you my dear, are very talented and so inspiring. Big congrats to you and your DH--hope you have many more wonderful years ahead and continued success on your incredible blog, too!!!

  8. Happy Anniversary, happy blogaversary, Brenda! All your creations are fabulous, Brenda! It's hard to choose one!

  9. Aloha!!! Congratulations on your wedding anniversary and your one year in blogland!! Brenda, you are very creative, and I especially love any type of punch art you do--Punch Art that cute stamp set from SU for your card~Myra

  10. Hey Brenda!

    WOW, Happy 13th Anniversary to you and hubby! Many, many more years to come!

    And, a Happy 1st Anniversary too! Amazing year it's been huh? :) Let's see, my fav post and project? Too many to name since I luv all your ideas! :) But, I'm bias to the punch art firefighter! {wink, wink}

    Hope all is well and that you're taking it easy. I know how much of a difficult time it's been for you but you know who to lean on . . . HIM! Take care!

  11. Hey Brenda;
    Happy 13th Wedding Anniversary to you and your hubby! Many more to you both.
    I can't believe you've only been blogging for a year, you're such a pro! Congratulations!
    I love all of your designs and projects, it's so hard to choose, but I love the clipboards and the covers of your composition books.
    Take care, see you on your blog.

  12. Happy Anniversary Brenda! You have such a beautiful family! Congrats to you and Phil on your special day! Also congrats on your 1st year of blogging! I agree with everyone about all of your fun and awesome projects. Although I love everything you create here, I have to say that my favorite would be the Hello Kitty birthday party for your are truly an inspiration to all of us!

  13. Happy Anniversary Brenda!!! Wow! 20 years together!!! That's so WONDERFUL! And 1 year blogging huh?!! Whew! Time flies doesn't it? Scary!! :)

    Well, I love the card that you've made for your anniversaries! What a perfectly colored image and I love the patriotic colors!!! ;)

    Cheers to many more anniversaries!!!


  14. Congrats on your anniversaries! My favorite project is your shutter type card that involves lots of cuts and folds! I made a practice one first, and now it's one of my favs!

  15. Oh Brenda!!!!!! Happy Anniversary to you!!!!
    And Happy Blogaversary! Looove your blog and your works. Fav project.... not easy... I love your boxes and you have one little table -just fantastic!
    Thank you for the chance to win your candy. Really want to be the lucky winner and hope to receive your card...

  16. Happy Anniversary and Blogaversary! Honestly It's not easy to pick a favorite. I love all your projects. I always love your 3d projects though.

    Thank you

  17. Happy Anniversary!!! It's so nice to hear how long you and your husband have been happy together, now days it's rare!!! Happy blogaversary as well!!! May you have many more happy years with the husband and blogging too. I love all your projects but my favorite project was all the HK stuff for your daughter's party most especially the HK cake box. Thanks for the opportunity to win your blog candy. Take care!

  18. I don't think I can pick just one... I really like your punch art and 3d projects. Thanks for sharing all your cute ideas.

  19. i'm a day late, but still wishing you the happiest of Anniversaries!!! Love the card that you made for the hubby!!! it's so cute.. and Congrats on your one year blogaversary!!! exciting and fun!! Thank you for bringing lots of great creations and sharing them with us... i still deem you the punch Queen!! i have to say, i LOVED all your HK birthday party faves and invites and money box!!! Loved, loved LOVED!! Hugs Sweetie!!

  20. Congratulations on your 1 year blogaversary and your 13th Wedding Anniversary!! Whoo hoo!! Something to celebrate for sure!!
    Wow, there are sooo many creative things you have done in the past year that I have so many favorites that I just can't pick one!!
    Big Hugs girl!!
    Jodi =)

  21. wow congrats on your wedding anniversary and blogaversary! Well i love all your projects...but i really love all your punch art! that is so amazing to come up with all of them! one day i will try it! thanks for the chance to win your candy!

  22. Congrats! You are so talented and I am thankful for all your inspiration. My favorite projects have been the desks you made for Teacher Appreciation and Hello Kitty (yup all of them!)