Monday, March 1, 2010

Blogiversary!

I can hardly believe it it's been a year already... time has flown and I'm happy to feel so in touch with what's going on in the wide world of paper. I hope that those of you who check in now and again have enjoyed reading about the beautiful, surprising things that people are creating with simple paper.


To celebrate, I'd like to send a brand new copy of Quill It Easy, a 2009 book of beginning and intermediate projects compiled by Tanya Fox of DRG Publishing, to one reader anywhere in the world. It contains designs by popular quiller-authors Molly Smith and Allie Bartkowski, along with some by yours truly and additional designers. To enter, just comment on this post by the end of Friday, March 5 (EST). If you mention the giveaway on Twitter, Facebook, and/or your blog, tell me in your comment, and the mentions will count as additional entries for you. Please be sure to leave a way to be contacted if you're the lucky winner.

Here's to lots more paper-y goodness in the year ahead - thanks everyone!

96 comments:

CarolAnn said...

I am so glad I found your blog - it's very inspiring!

apinnick said...

Congratulations on your first year! Your blog presents some of the most amazing paper art I've ever seen. I've said before that if anyone manages to move quilling into the main stream, it will probably be you. Hope you do more videos!

nuriwan said...

This journal is amazing! Love it to pieces :)

I'm RT the contest in Twitter! Thanks!

CraftyRichela said...

Happy Blogiversary!

J said...

Congratulations.
Your blog is such an inspiration - I truely love it.
Keep up the good work.

SUGANTHI said...

I saw your comment in my blog ,Me and my twelve year old son were thrilled more than I can express in words.Your replica of keys was what got me into quilling. You are such an inspiration.I have mentioned the giveaway in facebook and my blog

Melissa said...

Happy Anniversary! I would love to win this book so I can get cracking on learning how to quill. :)

Amy said...

I have really enjoyed your blog! Thank you for finding such pretty things!

info(at)beanstreetmarket(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary Ann!! GREAT BLOG...I am addicted and have to check it out every day! Thanks so much for sharing your love of paper crafts and quilling!
Susiequills

Kim said...

Awesome prize!! I'm in! Happy anniversary!

Cyn said...

Happy anniversary! I love your blog! And that book looks just wonderful!

Sondra said...

Happy Anniversary! I enjoy your blog and check it daily for inspiration. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Cyn said...

I have tweeted about this giveaway on Twitter and posted on Facebook both on my own wall and on the wall of the Inspired at Home Pajama Party!

neli said...

Congratulations on your first year and i wish many more creative years to come!!!

Asiulinek said...

Congratulations! I like your blog very much. This is a link to my blog: sfilcowani.cba.pl
The information about your Blogiversary appears tonight.

Melanie said...

I would love a book on quilling! Here is to hoping I win!

onelovelygurl05 said...

First, Happy blogiversary. Second, I would love to win this giveaway. I posted the giveaway on my blog, twitter and facebook.

twitter: @onelovelygurl05
facebook: Tiffany Marshall
www.onelovelygurl05.blogspot.com

Veronica said...

I love your blog, it's always inspiring. I receive your feed so that I never miss a post.

AGarner said...

I love your paper crafts. I use them with my severely disabled students to help their dexterity and eye/hand coordination. Thank you for all the work you do to present these in easy-to-understand tutorials.

suki146 said...

I would love to have this book ! I'm telling people on Facebook about this. Thank you !

Pastila said...
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Pastila said...

I follow your blog and creation.
Congratulations and kind regards from Russia!

Charlotte said...

Ann, congratulations on your first year anniversary! You not only share with us your own elegant quilling, but bring wonderful paper artists to our attention. I always leave your site inspired.

laraignée said...

Happy 1 !! i love your blog and thought it was older !!
i would love to win this book !
laraignee71@gmail.com

Eric said...

Congratulations on your first year! I really enjoy paper art. mostly Origamic Architecture but love to see what everyone else can do with a piece of paper. Because of you I bought a quilling book for my 12 year old daughter for Christmas. We have had a great time working on projects together! Good luck in your second year.
Eric

Sonja @ Craft-Werk said...

Congratulations on your 1-year-blogoversary!! I regularly read here now and love your ideas and highlights.

Katie said...

I love your blog! I stumbled on it because of Curbly.com and I check back almost daily. My boyfriend used to do a lot of origami as a kid and he's interested in learning! Having this book would probably give us a starting point.

I'll be posting this entry on my facebook.

You can contact me at katliz1234 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Ann:
Just want to add my Congrats to you and to thank you for sharing with us the most interesting finds. I especially enjoy seeing the amazing work you do.
I have this book and whomever receives it won't be disappointed.
Gail

Elizabeth said...

Happy Blogiversary!! I love your blog - so beautiful and inspiring.

Francesca said...

Wow! I can't stop reading your blog!

Crafting Creatures said...

Happy Blogiversary! Hip hip hurray to the quilling crusader! You are my "Inquiring minds want to know" source for all things inspirational :) Keep up the fantastic highlighting Ann!

Jessie said...

Happy blogiversary! Keep up the great work, Ann!

Ann said...

Happy Blogoversary. Keep it up. Oh and by the way I did go and mention your giveaway on Twitter.

Regina said...

Happy Blogiversary Ann!!! I´ll mention it on the twitter too!!
You know... I check your blog every single day!!
have a wonderful week end.
Hugs
Regina

Anna said...

I don't speak English very well, but I can speak that your candy is really fantastic! :D
Anna from Poland

Anna said...

Ps. I'll be posting this entry on my blog. :)
Anna

Szara said...

Nice ! You're blog is very fantastic... my english isn't very good, but I'm from Poland like Anna... Congratulations on your first year!
Szara

Szara said...

My blog: http://przejawykreatywnosci.blogspot.com/

The Queen of Fifty Cents said...

Ooooh, pick me, pick me! Looks like a fun book, and when I am finished with it I will donate to the public library!

Regina Schultz said...

I love your blog. I check your blog every day!! Congratulations. I'll mention it on the tweeter.

Jen {The Craft Floozy} said...

Hi Ann,

Congrats on you Blogiversary! Great giveaway you're having. In fact, I did a blog post on my blog The Craft Floozy tonight letting my readers know about it, as well as tweeted about it on Twitter. I can be reached by email through my blog. Good Luck to everyone entering!

Meg said...

Happy Blogiversary!

I've seen so many inspirational projects on your blog. I'm definitely going to be spending some time learning some quilling basics this year because of your blog.

Thanks so much for a chance to win this book!

Quilling Brasil said...

Hello Ann!!

Happy Blogiversary!

Your blog is inspiring. I love it!!

I'm telling to people on my blog:

http://quillingbrasil.blogspot.com/

Janine said...

Congrats! I've been reliving my youth by looking at all of the fantastic paper designs, especially quilling. I'd love the book to get started again. Thanks for sharing your ideas and finds.

katemeri said...

Happy Anniversary! I've never done quilling but have been thinking about looking into it lately. This book looks perfect!

Philippa said...

Hi Ann - what a great idea to draw all your followers 'out of the cloud' at one time! It has been fascinating to browse everyone's comments and profiles, knowing that we all have a precious interest in common. Congratulations on the first year of your excellent blog which I have only just discovered. I look forward to making regular visits in the months to come.

Miyyah said...

Hi Ann,

Congratulations on the first anniversary of your blog! I'm always amazed of the things you share on your blog. I'm glad I found this blog, as so many others all around the world (It's exciting to see all the lurkers are coming out in this entry!) And I will put up this giveaway on my blog so many others can also participate.

Miyyah@Kertas
Malaysia.

martinaquill said...

Congratulations, for your blog and ideas.

Squirrel Nutkin said...

I first heard about quilling years ago from my Mother. I had forgotten all about it until I ran into a comment about it.
I had no idea the delicate designs could be so intricate. I would love to win a copy of the book, so I can get some advice on this wonderful craft again.
Thanks, and happy anniversary!

WhiteRacoon said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary!
You've done great job blogging! Really, it's very inspiring and has everything I love in quilling. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity =)
I put a link to your "candy" here:
http://blog.whiteracoon.ru/2010/03/candy-till-25th-of-march.html

Dana said...

I love quilling - got into it quite a few years ago, then life took over. I happily got back into it last year, and have done a few projects. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Lisa said...

Hi or as we say here in Greece,
"Yassas"
Congrats on your first year; I so enjoy this site and love to see how creative everyone is. It is very inspirational!

Lisa
Thessaloniki, Greece

linda patti tpatti@windstream.net said...

congrats, i am inspired by your blog!

janil said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!I love quiting and I have just bought a book (for begginers of course) because I fell in love with it more and more after visiting for the first time your blog. I use to smile when I see the fantastic items you show and you create, and the tutorials. You make it seems easy!!! And I dream on making someone similar one day!

Thansk so much gor the opportunuty!
cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

Audrey said...

I LOVE your blog andlook forward to recieving updates. I sure could use some new idea, but then again I find new and exciting ideas on your blog every posting.
Congrats on having your blog a year and for the wonderful artcles that you share with all of us.

Anonymous said...

Waht a yummy looking book! I would LOVE to own it!!! Your blog is great and I want to congratulate you no your success. I don't have twitter or facebook or a blog so cannot tell about you on there, but I do regularly tell my friends to join your blog. It is worth every second spent there.
thanks
tonilea jiffy1212@aol.com

kdy12570 said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary! I only just found you, but look forward to the next year to come!
I will post a link on facebook for you.
PrincessPeanutsMommy at gmail dot com

Quilling Arte Virna Genovese said...

Hello Ann, happy Blogiversary!

Your work is beautiful!!!!!. Visit me: http://quilling-arte.blogspot.com
Congratulations made in Brazil.

Virna Genovese

Matxalen said...

Congratulations for the aniversary.
I follow your blog and I love your work. Thanks for all ideas.

Sonya said...

Congratulations!!!! I just want to tell you that I truly enjoy your blog and all the paper art(ists) that you spotlight. Beautiful eye candy and wonderful inspiration! Looking forward to more awesome paper art!

Khunter47 said...

Happy Blogiverary. I absolutely love quilling. Would love to win this book. Thanks for the chance.

Khunter47

Khunter47 at cox dot net

nati said...

Happy Anniversary! I would love to win this book :)

Priscilla said...

Wow this book sounds like it would be perfect for me. I am still just dabbling and have yet to take the plung in quilling. Maybe this book will take me over the edge LOL Thank you for the chance.
My email is heatonup@verizon.net
Priscilla aka priscillastyles

Sandy White said...

Sandy says:
I just saw the new book about quilling on your website. I would love a copy. I wonder how I missed it. Anyways, I will be getting back to you with a few of my wedding invitation pictures soon.
Sandy White quillingbysandrawhite.com

Tiger said...

Happy Anniversary on your lovely blog! I visit it every day and am so inspired.

Tiger
goldentiger@shaw.ca

IrishBelle318 said...

Congratulations on 1 Year!! That is so exciting :D Love reading it so keep up the amazing work.

evik said...

I would love to win this giveaway. I posted on my blog:
http://evikowe-ch-file.blogspot.com/
email: eviq@tlen.pl
Hugs

Jo-Ann said...

Happy Blogiversary! Congrats!

Shanny said...

Congrats on your blogiversary!

BellsInSpires said...

i love love love your blog! happy blogbirthday! :)

Manasa said...

I love you work Ann..Congratulations on Completing 1 year :) Something more to add to your achievements

You are too good..I have mentioned your work on my blog as as I am your avid follower...http://manasa-xpressions.blogspot.com/ and your giveaway candy on my twitter page manasa_bhat [I am your follower on twitter!].

Ukka said...

Happy Blogoversary! Your candy just awesome! Thanks and thanks for the chance to win!
I linked candy on my sidebar
Greetings from Russia,
Ukka

LindaSonia said...

Love your blog - love all things paper - would love to win the giveaway - count me in!! :) LindaSonia (baddabinda@yahoo.com)

Anonymous said...

HEY ANN

Happy Blogiversary

Awesome is the only word that I can use for your blog.Just love the amazing work that you present there.

Nandini

The Smith Family said...

I think quilling is beautiful, but I don't know how to do it. :) I guess the book could teach me. Happy Blogoversary.

ROSA said...

WOW!!! This is really some wonderful candy.. Thanks for a chance to win..
saluti dall'italia public the post on http://blogcandymania.blogspot.com/
Hugs, rosa
i am new follower
goccedioceano2000(at)libero(dot)it

komnatachista said...

Ann,
Congratulations on your one-year blogversary! I am still stunned by your ring of keys and I have learned so much from you. Thanks for introducing me to quilling. BTW,I mentioned the giveaway on Twitter, and I will mention is on FB if it ever loads today! Thanks again, Karren

Nati said...

Hi Ann,
Congratulations on the anniversary of the blog, and disseminating work done on paper by artists so magnificent!

Aparna said...

Hi Ann,

Congratulations for completing one year!
I am in!!

Jennifer said...

This would be an awesome gift for my quilling-loving Mom!

Stephanie B said...

Happy Blogiversay!

Creative Thinker said...

Happy Anniversary.I love your blog.Amazing papper crafts.

Anonymous said...

Congrats for this year of your beautiful and inspiring blog! :D
Thanks for the opportunity! Bye!
*sonomatita*
mezzaluna86@hotmail.it

Cindy said...

Congrats! I'm always excited to see an e-mail from you in my inbox. I love papercrafts. The quilled art you have featured is very cool.
cmwinter123@att.net

The Paper Princess said...

Dear Ann,

I love quilling so what a delight to discover your blog! I have added your candy to my sidebar at Create With Joy - hope you'll stop by and say hello when you have a moment!

Hugs
Ramona :-)
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

pam said...

Just stopping by to say Congratulations on your first blogiversary! You have done a fantastic job with your blog and I wish you many, many more happy years in the blogging universe!

Sally Taylor said...

I love your blog and visit regularly.
Inspirational stuff! Congratulations on your first year and on being published. I have mentioned your give away on my blog http://sallytaylor.blogspot.com/ and will post to the various groups I am in.
Many thanks, Sally

Aiming4Simple said...

I'm honored that you stopped at my site today. Obviously I am a novice crafter, so the books would be a boon to my development.

-Julia

Angelika said...

Congratulation for your first year :)
Itá a great giveaway and I would be happy to win it.

Carolyn said...

Great blog, and congratulations on your first year!

hand pecked debb said...

Happy anniversary. I'm so glad i found your blog and I'm crossing my fingers for a chance for this book.

LDH said...

I really love your blog and how beautifully you present it. Always filled with awesome ideas! I am certainly happy I have found your place and wish you a happy anniversary!

Kindly, ldh

linda patti tpatti@windstream.net said...

happy blogaversary to you! thanks for a chance for some çandy'!!
that tool looks amazing!

safaricat said...

I just started following your blog as I am interested in learning to quill. Your stuff is inspiring thanks for sharing!
Cheryl

Anonymous said...

Nice and thanks!

Anonymous said...

Amazing!

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