Monday, 24 January 2011

Happy 1st Birthday

Yes today is my blog's 1st birthday. Since my first post  I've met some wonderful people on my blog travels and made some fantastic discoveries. Along the way I've been tempted into buying and inspired to take part in all kinds of challenges. I hope in the course of the next year I make yet more new discoveries.

I know one for sure as I've just signed up to Kim Klassen's free Photoshop Skinny Mini e-course which starts next month. I hope to learn something new........... or maybe that will be just learn.

To celebrate my first year of blogging I've returned to a bit of scrapbooking. Remember the Boden Stickers? Well I've created my first layout using one as the title of my page and as inspiration for my layout.
I also had the chance to use some of the Glitz papers that arrived this week that I'd been hankering after for ages. I blame both Sonja and Michelle for that little obession.

The journaling describes my first and last skiing trip.........

I have mixed feelings about my one and only skiing trip. I loved the experience of being at the top of the mountain it really did feel like being ON TOP OF THE WORLD my concern was how was I going to get down again on two skis.

I never felt convinced that skiing and me were a perfect match however many times my instructor told me I was doing fine.

It isn't an experience I'll be repeating but I'm glad I tried.

Papers used Glitz Hoopla Pipework
Bazill Cardstock
K & Co 'Thrilled' word sticker with 'NOT' added with tiny alphas
Spellbinders snowflake die

I've also enjoyed making some cards and an ATC this week after buying some really bargain stamps. I'm not sure I would have bought these stamps at their full price but at £1.50 I was tempted into trying them and have to say really enjoyed using them. They are called In The Groove by Inkadinkado. The background of the card is a lace distress stamp from Glitz which I LOVE thank you Michelle.

I will be having a birthday giveaway later in the week so I hope you'll join me - see you then.  


12 comments:

alexa said...

Many happy returns of the day, Amanda! I love the way you added the 'not' to your Boden sticker - that doubles their usage in one fell swoop! Not having ever skied, I admire your courage in giving it a go. :)

Winnie said...

Happy blog birthday Amanda! Love the LO, especially the snowflakes. Those stamps turned out pretty good too for the bargain price!

Sandra said...

Well happy blog birthday to you :) I will agree, the wonderful thing about blogs are the lovely people you get to know.

Fabulous layout, and as someone that's never been ski'ing, I fully understand what you say.

Looking forward to seeing how you get on with all your challenges through this year - and also thank you for always being so friendly and full of encouragement to me on my blog.

Julie Kirk said...

Happy Birthday! May your 2nd year bring you everything you wish for. xx

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

xxxx hApPy bIrThDaY tO yOu xxxx

Alana said...

Oh conratulations Amanda. I forgot my blogs 1st birthday Doh! Love your work on here, keep it up in 2011.

Wrightboysmum said...

Happy Blogversary and I led you astray with the Glitz papers mmmmmmmm it takes too as they say lol.

Wrightboysmum said...

I also need to check spelling before I hit the post button lol.

Wrightboysmum said...

Now don't say I'm not good to you. Stay away from the Glitz blog as there is a temptation overload going on with the new collections and I wouldn't want you blaming me lol.

thekathrynwheel said...

Congratulations on a whole year of blogging!

Sarah H said...

Happy Blog Birthday! I look forward to another year of your inspiring ideas :-)

Sian said...

Happy Blog Birthday amanda - here's to many more years of inspirational posting x