Thursday, July 02, 2009

You're So Sweet

I thought this would be an appropriate card to share today. A "thank you" of sorts to all of you who visit my blog and leave the sweetest comments. you know what today is? Yes, it's July 2, but more's my blogiversary! That's right - one year ago today I typed this, my very first blog post! And here I am, nearly 200 posts later!

In preparation for celebrating today, I thought I'd share a few fun facts about my blog:
  1. I have had 78, 339 hits (and counting) since July 2, 2008
  2. This is the post that has received the most comments to date - 71 in all.
  3. This is one of my favorite projects I've posted to my blog.

And now, I'm breaking open the blog vault to share a post I've had saved for forever, but never posted...until now! In order to get to know me a little better...I present...Fun With Flickr:

I randomly happened upon this blog one day and read her post about a fun way to create a mosaic about yourself. If you want to try it, follow the directions provided on this post. I found that it works best if you have three windows open at the same time - one for the Flickr search, one for the mosaic maker, and one for the questions (or write them down before you start). Here are my answers to the questions to create the mosaic, above:

1. What is your first name? Jennifer (Apparently this is a doll named Jennifer. I would look great in that jacket.)
2. What is your favorite food? Tamales
3. What high school did you go to? Tumwater High School (I was shocked to find it on Flickr!)
4. What is your favorite color? Black (weird, I know)
5. Who is your celebrity crush? I can only pick one?!? Okay...Jude Law
6. Favorite drink? Caramel Machiatto
7. Dream vacation? Spain
8. Favorite dessert? I can only pick one again?!? Caramel brownies
9. What you want to be when you grow up? Graphic Designer
10. What do you love most in life? Laughing uncontrollably
11. One word to describe you? Creative
12. Your Flickr name? simpleflourishes

I think I learned something about myself through this process. There's definitely a pattern here (Spain, Dulce de Leche, tamales...). I think my inner Latina is breaking free!

Thanks again to all of you who visit my little blog and take the time to let me know what you think of my crafty creations. I've "met" some very nice folks along the way. It's been a fun year and I can't wait to keep bloggin' about the things I love the most!

The following photos were used for the mosaic, above: 1. Jennifer 2. Pork and Chicken Tamales 3. Tanya's Graduation... 4. 5. Jude Law 6. Caramel Machiatto 7. El Alcazar Toledo Spain 8. Brownies Dulce de Leche 9. Chris A... 10. Zhinus and Sandra 11. Creative Hands 12. Altered Box Closeup

Stamps: Green Thumb and Cupcake Collection (PTI)
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Hibiscus, Ripe Avocado, Chamomile and Chai Vintage Ink Duo (PTI)
Cardstock: Sweet Blush, Vintage Cream, Hibiscus, Dark Chocolate (PTI)
Patterned Paper: Bitty Dots (PTI)
Tools: Cuttlebug (ProvoCraft), classic and scalloped oval Nestabilities dies (Spellbinders), threading water punch (Fiskars)
Other: foam mounting tape (3M), twine, Hibiscus vintage buttons (PTI)


Nancy L. said...

Happy blogaversary!
I love checking out your blog!

Karen said...

Congrats on the 1 year anniversary. I can't imagine the time and effort it takes to do this. (I am a non-blogger). Always love your cards, your style speaks to me. Hope you have a Happy 4th and I anxiously look forward to your 2nd year.

Tricia said...

Happy Blogaversary, Jennifer! Here's to a great year on your blog and many more to come!


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