Friday, April 26, 2013

The Bicentennial Blog Post + Giveaway!

Hello, hello!!

It's a big day here at Our Charmed Life!  Today, I am celebrating my bicentennial blog post (cue the confetti!)! The BIG 200!! I made a birthday card to commemorate this occasion....


Anyway, it's hard for me to believe that I have reached this milestone especially since I started this blog back in 2008 as a place to record stories and share pictures with my family.  There are still a few personal stories and photos sprinkled in along the way, but my blog really evolved in 2011 into a place to share cards and paper crafted projects.

I went back into the archive and found the first cards I shared on the blog: 

That bird and branch set you see in the pink card was my very first clear stamp set- it is by Hero Arts.  I think I got it as a gift with purchase at Archivers. How do you like the lighting?  My automatic flash is rocking those cards and the cake stand. :o)

I feel like I have learned SO much since those early days, and the fact that I continue to learn, evolve as a crafter and maintain a desire to learn new things is what keeps me so passionately interested in this fantastic creative outlet. 

So I am doing a little giveaway to celebrate!  This first winner will get this fun set called Banner Up by Technique Tuesday:  

The second winner will get this Floral stamp + die set from Hero Arts: 

Just leave me a comment if you would like to be entered in the drawing.  If you follow my blog or become a follower, leave another comment. :o)   Please make sure that I have a way to get a hold of you via your comment profile or spell out your email address in your comment.  It makes me so sad when I can't get in contact with winners.  The giveaway is open to international friends as well! 

Please leave your comments by Sunday, April 28 at 8 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.  I will draw winners and announce them here on the blog on Monday, April 29. Woo hoo!

Oh, and I should mention that these giveaways are not sponsored. This is just me sharing. :o) 

Good luck and thanks for stopping in to celebrate with me!

Wishing You Card Supplies: 
Stamps: The Craft's Meow (Vintage Clocks) and Avery Elle (Petals and Stems)
Cardstock: Bazzill
Ink: Hero Arts and Versafine
Embossing powder: Stewart Superior
Gems: Hobby Lobby


  1. Congrats on a big milestone! I love that you shared your first cards, I love that sweet bird!

  2. Wahooooo! Way to blog it Katie! LOVE your card, that clock is super awesome all white embossed on purple!

  3. Happy bloggy bicentennial! And of course I love the purple on your card. ;)

  4. wow congratulations that is so cool.. I am already a follower..

    Gorgeous your embossing..

  5. I am already a happy follower. =) Thank for sharing your celebration.

    resatwo at sbcglobal dot net

  6. Congrats on your BIG post! and congrats on your selection as a stamping royalty member!

  7. By the way, I'm following your blog.

  8. hay!!! congratulations!!! love your card and thanks so much!

  9. Congrats on being crowned the Paper Crafts Stamping royalty!!! I've been behind in my blog sorry its late. Congrats on reaching this milestone too! Very sweet card today!
    jeandonny2000 at hotmail dot com

  10. Congratulations on your big milestone and also on winning stamping royalty !

  11. I love the cuckoo clock card! Thanks for sharing.

  12. I have been following your blog (as druth1964).


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