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!
Ann Martin
Ann Martin

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Comments

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

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  2. 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!

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  3. This journal is amazing! Love it to pieces :)

    I'm RT the contest in Twitter! Thanks!

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

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  5. 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

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

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

    info(at)beanstreetmarket(dot)com

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  8. 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

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

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

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

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  12. 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!

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

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

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

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  16. 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

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

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  18. 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.

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

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

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  22. 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.

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

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  24. 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

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

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  26. 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

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  27. 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

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

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  29. Wow! I can't stop reading your blog!

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  30. 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!

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  31. Happy blogiversary! Keep up the great work, Ann!

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

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  33. 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

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

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

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  36. 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

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

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

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

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  40. 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!

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  41. 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!

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  42. Hello Ann!!

    Happy Blogiversary!

    Your blog is inspiring. I love it!!

    I'm telling to people on my blog:

    http://quillingbrasil.blogspot.com/

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  43. 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.

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

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  45. 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.

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  46. 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.

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  47. Congratulations, for your blog and ideas.

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  48. 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!

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  49. 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

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  50. 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!

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  51. 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

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  52. linda patti tpatti@windstream.netMarch 2, 2010 at 8:59 AM

    congrats, i am inspired by your blog!

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  53. 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

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  54. 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.

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  55. 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

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  56. 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

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  57. Hello Ann, happy Blogiversary!

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

    Virna Genovese

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

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  59. 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!

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

    Khunter47

    Khunter47 at cox dot net

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

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  62. 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

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  63. 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

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

    Tiger
    goldentiger@shaw.ca

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

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

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  67. Happy Blogiversary! Congrats!

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  68. Congrats on your blogiversary!

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

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  70. 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!].

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

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

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  73. 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

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

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  75. 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

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  76. 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

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

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  78. Hi Ann,

    Congratulations for completing one year!
    I am in!!

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

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

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

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  82. 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

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  83. 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

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  84. 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!

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  85. 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

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  86. 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

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

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  88. Great blog, and congratulations on your first year!

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

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  90. 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

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  91. linda patti tpatti@windstream.netMarch 6, 2010 at 9:45 AM

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

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

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  93. Nice and thanks!

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