March 25, 2011

Happy ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY to me!!!

That's right I totally can't believe it. I have been blogging, crafting regularly, and meeting amazing people for one year. I have been having a blast and cannot wait to celebrate many more anniversaries.

psst....be sure to scroll down for the giveaway! You can't have a blogoversary without a giveaway!!


Later today I will post April's monthly kit reveal. But for now I have a card to share with you that I created for the sketch challenge over at The Sweetest Thing, Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 109. I had so much fun making this card once I won the battle against my printer. See I bought a digi kit from Two Peas called Easter Garden from Hero Arts. I was having a heck of a time getting my printer to print the image right. I was using a program called Inkscape, I use it to vectorize images to use with my SCAL but I can also use it for other things and I was having a really hard time getting it to work in my favor. Alas, many pieces of printer paper later, I WON THE BATTLE!! LOL! Anywho, I first saw this digi kit being used on Lucy Abrams' blog and I immediately fell in love. I have seen some of her video tutorials before but I am not sure I ever visited her blog. Thank you to Abby for linking to her blog. I am IN LOVE with Lucy's work. Since Kraft is my absolute favorite and Lucy uses Kraft in a lot of her work, I was immediately inspired.

So I bought the digi kit and used the following sketch.



The pattern paper I used is from Echo Parks Springtime collection. That collection is so bright and colorful, I just LOVE it!

Ok, now for the fun stuff!!! THE GIVEAWAY!!!! I want to thank everyone that visits my blog, all the friends that I have met online, my kit subscribers and ESPECIALLY my wonderful Design Team. Without any of you there would have been no reason to keep posting, to make the monthly kits or to have these wonderful giveaways. Every day I look forward to sitting down at the computer with my cup of coffee and reading all the crafty blogs. I have learned so much over the year and I am excited about all the new stuff I will learn in years to come. As most of you will agree the crafting world has some of the most wonderful people!

**edit - This giveaway is open to international crafters, I would just ask if you win that you cover the shipping charges**

Ok, enough of that for now, lol! You guys want the giveaway details. Ya ready for it?????? Who would like a 3 month subscription to Artful Delight's kits? Anyone? Well that is what is up for grabs. Oh yeah! So now I want to make sure that EVERYONE can participate so there are a few additional details, if you are already a subscriber you will have your choice of getting refunded for the 3 months or a box of goodies, to include many collection packs from your choice of manufacturers and if you are on the DT and you win you will get that box of goodies with your choice of manufacturers. Does that make sense?

All I ask is that you become a follower. Also if you are on the DT or a subscriber and you want to enter, in the comments please leave me a list of companies you just LOVE! :-) If you would like to spread the word on Facebook, Twitter, or your blog please leave another comment, so you have more chances to win!

If you have any questions feel free to email me! This giveaway will end on March 31st at 11:59pm EST.

Happy Crafting!!

77 comments:

Diana Fisher said...

I'm already a follower, and how fun is this giveaway?! :)

Kim said...

HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY! Your card is AWESOME! I am a follower! THANKS BUNCHES for the chance! Have a GREAT Day,
Me-Ma Kim

Debbie said...

Happy One Year Anniversary!!! So glad that you do blog, otherwise I never would have gotten to know you and be a part of your great DT!!! You created a lovely card --- just love the flowers!!! Thanks for the chance to win, it's so nice of you to even include your DT members!! I love Crate Paper, Pink Paislee and Fancy Pants!! Looking forward to the kit reveal!! Enjoy your day!

ruth said...

Happy Anniversary!!! What a fun milestone. I'm aready following and would love to win! :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I love love love love that card!!!! I loveeeeeeeeeee the colors and those flowers!! And huge huge huge EEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!! I would loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee to win!!! You know I loveeeeeeeeeeeeee your kits!! They ROCK!!!!! I am all ready a follower!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh lol... and I forgot to list my fave companies... Crate, BG, Bo Bunny... Nikki.... hmmmmmmmmmm.... those are the ones that are coming to mind!!! Lol! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Catherine said...

Happy anniversary!!! Your card is lovely and well worth the extra effort (um...fight with your printer) that you put into it. I'm already a follower and would LOVE to win this wonderful giveaway.

Kelly Massman said...

Cute card! Happy Anniversary! I love so many manufacturers--you've been doing a great job on your kits--they've all been beautiful!

Lisa Echerd said...

Happy Anniversary! I'm a follower and love seeing all your great projects. I just love Crate Paper, October Afternoon and American Crafts Thickers!

Court said...

HOW GENEROUS Leeanne! And how sweet of you to open it up to the DT too!!! WE APPRECIATE YOU and the opportunity tow work with you because you are SO sweet and so much fun! Everyone is going to be SO excited about the kit reveal this afternoon including me! :)

My favorite companies: Echo Park (tee hee), My Mind's Eye, Jillibean Soup, YOU got me hooked on stickles and of course Provo Craft!

Carol said...

Happy Blogaversary! what a fabulous giveaway! I tried to get your kit last month but they all sold out! A few of my favs are Graphic 45, Jenni Bowlin, Tim Holtz, Ranger, Maya Road, Prima, DCWV and oh I could go on and on! Thank you for the chance to win! Best of Luck on all future endeavors!

blueskygirl said...

What a wonderful giveaway. I like Bo Bunny, Echo Park, Crate Paper, My Minds Eye..the list could go on and on but those are my favs. Thanks for the chance to win!!

Elisabeth said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! This year was really a GOOD one for you. Love your site and I check it out all the time. I am a follower, and boy would I love to win this wonderful kit for 3 months.

You rock, girl!!!!

isay said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! HAPPY 1st YEAR BLOGoversary!!! you are so generous to host such an awesome giveaway!!! i'm a new subscriber and i sure would love to win me some yummy goodies LOL! few of my Fave- Jillibean, Crate, Bo Bunny, Echo Park, and Nikki Sivils. thank you soooo much for the chance to win!

Tanya said...

Happy happy anniversary! Thank you for the giveaway, have a great weekend. :)

April said...

Wow Leeanne, Happy Anniversary!! I'm so happy for you that things are going so great and I'm thrilled to be a part of your amazing DT! I see many more happy years in your future. ;)

Thanks SO much for the chance at some goodies! My top favorite companies are October Afternoon, Bazzill, BoBunny & Little Yellow Bicycle (because of YOU!). It's really sweet of you to include us in the giveaway and very much appreciated...

Oh, and your card is just gorgeous!! LOVE the stitching especially. :)
- April

Stacey said...

Happy BLOGoversary!!! How exciting for you :) I have loved every single kit that I have received (and had to adjust the crafting budget so I will be able to continue to get them!!!) I have soooo many favs... Basic Grey, Stickles, Echo Park, Fancy Pants, Bo Bunny... there are just so many :)

Thank you so much for all the inspiration and of course this wonderful giveaway. YOU ROCK!!!

Theresa said...

I'm a new follower, April Walker sent me over. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

Vicki said...

Happy One Year and many more to come. Love your blog and the challenges. Thanks for the chance to win.

vwilson577 at yahoo.com

beth said...

Your card is beautiful! Congrats on your anniversary and thanks for giving us the chance to win such an awesome gift. I just got the March kit and I LOVE it!

beth said...

I also posted a link on my blog: http://everydaywithbeth.blogspot.com/2011/03/awesome-artful-delights-blog-candy.html

Kim said...

Happy Anniversary!! Love your card! Thanks you so much for the chance to win!! I really love your kits:) I'm a follower:)
~Kim
http://crazyaboutscrapin.blogspot.com
kfordyce6638 at gmail dot com

Jo said...

Yah ... congrats on you 1-year anniversary and thanks so much for the chance to win. I'm a follower and a very happy customer!

Jo xx

Denise said...

Has it been a year already?! Congratulations! Look at all you've accompllished in a year!

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

Congratulations! WOW a year WOOHOO! Here is to hoping you have at least 20 more! I follow your blog here and DROOL over your kits, but being on a spending freeze I just make sure I have kleenex handy when I come here LOL! Thanks for the chance to win!

Mel said...

What an awesome giveaway! I just followed your blog. :)

Mel said...

I also just posted on Facebook about the anniversary and on my blog: http://www.lalascraps.typepad.com

Karen B. said...

Congratulations to you! 1. For beating the battle with the printer and 2. on your blogoversary!

Karen B. said...

I posted on my Facebook account about your giveaway, and I'm a follower of your blog (before you started your kits!) and really like you on Facebook too. Congrats again!

TeenaBugg38 said...

Good googly boogly!!!! Whatta giveaway!!! Congrats on your blogaversary!!!! And thanks for a chance to win!!!

TeenaBugg38 said...

Oppps....forgot to mention I am indeed a follower :)

Susan said...

I am already a follower but do wish you a Happy Blogaversary!!! Here's to many many more!!! I will also post this on my facebook page!!

Carrie said...

Happy Anniversary!!
Im a new follower and the card is gorgeous!!
thanks for an awesome giveaway!!

Carrie
my2sons311@comcast.net

Sandi said...

I have been a follower for a short time and love your kits....how wonderful it would be to win them for 3 months!

Marlene said...

Happy 1 year blogoversary!!! What a great accomplishment! Just saw your gorgeous April kit on the other post. Oooh lah lah!!! NICE!! Will be back tomorrow, and hopefully they won't all be gone. Heading to bed now...dead tired...very long day!

Christy said...

I absolutely love your kits! congratulations!

Christy said...

I absolutely love your kits! congratulations!

~Tammy~ said...

Happy anniversary!!! I have been a follower of yours for awhile and love visiting your blog and ordered when you sold stamps and other goodies! Keep on inspiring! Congrats on beating your printer!! :-)

♥Silvana♥ said...

Lovely Card!!!!! and happy one year anivvversary!!!!! I'm already a follower =) thanks for the chance to win this favvvvvv giveawayyyyy.... I'll put this in my sidebar blog...and share in my FB page...thanksss

♥Silvana♥ said...

Ok, posted in my blog
http://ununiversodepapel.blogspot.com/
And my FB
http://www.facebook.com/#!/silbarreiro

Ashley said...

LOVE the card! Happy Anniversary!!! I visit the blog off and on, but I finally became a follower!!

Kristie said...

Happy Anniversary! I'm a kit subscriber and a follower :)

Companies I love - there are many! Top faves are Basic Grey, Fancy Pants, Crate Paper, Cosmo Cricket & Echo Park!

Thanks for the chance to win!

Kristie said...

Hi Leanne!
Your Hero Arts card is awesome, I didn't know they sold digi images - I might be in trouble now LOL

Here is my 2nd chance entry - http://kreativekristie.blogspot.com/2011/03/artful-delight-is-celebrating-and-page.html

Abby said...

Happy 1st Anniversary! I'm so thrilled for you, Leeanne! I'm so honored to be a part of your DT, you're the sweetest gal- so kind and generous. What a fantabulous giveaway! I'm a follower and I have sooo many favorite companies! I love anything with bright or bold colors, fun designs :) Echo Park, Bella Blvd, My Little Shoebox, Nikki Sivils, Cosmo Cricket, Bo Bunny, Jillibean Soup, Crate Paper, October Afternoon.. omgosh!.. I could go on and on! Thanks so much for including the DT in your giveaway.. so sweet.

Beautiful card! Such pretty flowers and love the stitching :)

Smiles,
Abby

tnelson said...

Happy Anniversary!!! thanks for a great giveaway!!

Sue said...

Congratulations on one year!!! I am already a follower and subscriber. I got my March kit and am loving it. Your card is so cute. I love the sentiment. Thanks for the chance to win.

Sue said...

I created a blog post about your anniversary and included a layout that I created using the kit and your March sketch. Great stuff. Thanks so much.

http://thescrappingsofsue.blogspot.com/2011/03/artful-delight.html

April said...

Hello, I am a follower now and love your kits.
I would love to get your giveaway!
Thanks for your inspiration!

April
acmusn2003 at yahoo dot com

Scrappin' With Kimmy said...

Happy blogaversary!!! I have been following you for a while and have been a KOM subscriber for about three months. I LOVE every single kit. I have never subscribed to a kit club before and did a lot of research before making the decision. I AM SO GLAD I PICKED ARTFUL DELIGHT! Every month when I open that box I am just in awe!! The price is truly amazing! Thanks for all you do! Btw, I am LOVING your card and that digi set rocks!

Abby said...

I blogged about your celebration/giveaway for a 2nd chance entry. Thanks so much! :)

http://braytab.blogspot.com/2011/03/artful-delight-april-kit-huge-giveaway.html

Katherine said...

Happy Blogaversary! I just love your card! Simple, yet pretty and the purple and green combo is great! Thanks so much for the chance :)

jellybeanminis(at)hotmail(dot)com

madebyKarla said...

I just found your site and I'm a new follower ;)

madebyKarla said...

I shared about your giveaway on my side bar at
http://madebykarla10.blogspot.com/
Thanks for the chance ;)

LisaM said...

Congrats on your anniversary! I am now a follower.

patti west said...

hi Leanne! I found Artful Delight through the Paper Variety - you are such a generous sponsor & I thank you for that!! I became a follower last week. :) Your April kit is so fun & fabulous!!! Thank you for the chance to win! :) :)

Nicole Brenna said...

Happy Anniversary... I am so happy to have been a follower and to have had the opportunity to purchase so many fun goodies from you.

Jessica said...

Happy Anniversary! Beautiful card, I love the stitching around the edges, I am trying to incorporate sewing in more of my projects. I am a follower. Thank you for this opportunity!!

Jessica said...

I have posted this on my blog...check it out!

http://jessicakiscrafty.blogspot.com/2011/03/artful-delight-anniversary.html

curlyqmosaics said...

Congrats on your 1 year Blogaversary! Your kits look amazing! Thanks for the chance at your fabulous giveaway!

Some of my favorite companies: Crate Paper, Pink Paislee, Basic Grey, Studio Calico, Hambly, Cosmo Cricket...the list goes on and on!

4kids4 said...

Happy Blogoversary! Such a pretty card...gotta love Echo Park!! Your kits are wonderful...I just checked them out! Abby sent me here...and I'm so glad she did!! I'm a new follower...thanks for the chance to win!!! :-)

~Sharon C.

SiskiyouSue said...

Happy Anniversary! Love that Echo Park paper. I also love Lettering Delights.
suekimmet@gmail.com
siskiyousue.blogspot.com

DebC said...

Happy Anniversary! Love your blog! Thank you so much for sharing and for giving us a chance to win some wonderful blog candy! I am a new follower!!
dsc105@live.com

scrappin_in_AK said...

happy Anniversary - I'm a new follower Thanks for the chance to win

Shannon said...

I'm a new follower, glad I came upon your blog, great stuff!! Happy Blogiversary!

Jennifer Joshua said...

Happy Anniversary. I'm a new follower

Catherine Schroeder said...

Happy Blogoversary! Very exciting! I just found you through The Paper Variety! Thanks for the chance to win! :D

Margie said...

Happy Anniversary! I just found your blog-I follow you now!

Amanda Johnson said...

Happy Blogiversary!! I found your blog through the Paper Variety! So glad I did!! Thanks so much for the chance at your amazing kits!! I am now a follower =)

Ange said...

I'm a new follower! TPV sent me. Happy Anniversary!!

Celeste B. said...

Happy Anniversary. I found your site through The Paper Variety. I have not heard about your kits before. Off to check them all out and keep you on my "watch" list. I also became a follower of your blog.

Crafty Math Chick said...

Happy Blogaversary! Your kits lookd terrific - I am HUGE fan of patterned papers and coordinating embellishments, oh yeah, I am a follower too.

creativekokes said...

Happy Anniversary! I am a follower and my favorite companies are Crate Paper, Pink Paislee, and Echo Park!

Crafty Math Chick said...

I posted your blogaversary giveaway on my FB page as well. Thanks for the chance to win some of your cool kits!

Yara said...

Happy Anniversary! I am now a follower! Thanks for your generosity! Love the look of your kits and cannot wait to try them!

Thanks for the chance to win!

My favorite manufacturers are Pink Paislee, Jillibean Soup, October Afternoon, Kaisercrafts, Studio Calico, Basic Grey.

Nicolle Kramer said...

Happy 1 year Anniversary! What a yummy giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity to win... I posted your giveaway on facebook..:)

Nicolleatnicollelovesscrapbookingdotcom

Tamara said...

Congrats on one year!! I am a new follower and your kits look awesome!! I would love to win to try them out! Thanks for the chance to win!
sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

Melinda AKA medialady said...

Happy Anniversary! Thanks so much for your generous prize that I have a chance to win!