Wednesday, March 13, 2013

One Year Blogiversary

Hooray! Today marks the one year blogiversary for Savvy Handmade Cards. So, today I am celebrating 42,000 page views, 65 card making enthusiasts (followers), and this makes the 301st post. Now, let me tell you a little story.... last year when I started this blog I had never looked up/searched for other handmade card blogs. I had no idea the vast amount of fun you could have creating cards for challenges. When I first started making cards I immediately started submitting my work to be published, not realizing the competition was steep. The only source of inspiration at the time was from published magazines. Needless to say, I had a quick reality check when I found the world of online card blogs. There are many amazingly creative people posting inspiration on a daily basis. Thanks to everyone who have left comments on my creations and chose to follow my blog. I enjoy sharing my creativity with you and I look forward to another creative year!!! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

My Zebra Floral Card is entered into the following challenges:

Zebra Floral Card Supplies*:
  • Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Baja Breeze, and Cherry Cobbler card stock by Stampin' Up!, and Zebra patterned paper by The Paper Studio.
  • Stamps: Secret Garden stamp set and Papillion Potpourri stamp set.
  • Inks: Classic stampin' pads in Basic Black and Cherry Cobbler.
  • Other Stuff: Big Shot, Top Note die, Fancy Fan embossing folder, Secret Garden framelits, Blossom punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, Elegant Butterfly punch, black ribbon, ribbon slide, basic jewels, and stampin' dimensionals.
*All supplies by Stampin' Up! unless noted.


  1. Congrats on your first year - and you've done a fabulous job with this card - love all the layers in your floral arrangement - especially the wonderful butterfly. Thanks for playing along with us at Sunday Stamps.

  2. Congratulations on your first year. Blogging is great, and you get to meet so many lovely people. Your card is beautiful. Em xx

  3. Congratulations on your one year of blogging! Very pretty card. Love the embossing behind the layered flower/leaves.

  4. Happy Blog-aversary! And for many more! 301 posts wow! You did great!

  5. Congratulations, Andrea, on your one year blogiversary! Like you, I am a relative newcomer to challenges, and am enjoying their inspirational value, and in meeting fellow crafty bloggers, such as yourself. Your card is adorable with the zebra theme, and pretty butterfly. A great idea to create a window like that for your backdrop with the embossed panel! Lovely card. I saw your card on the MIM challenge site! hugs, de

  6. What a pretty card! Thanks for playing at MIM.

  7. Hi, Andrea - just a 2nd note to let you know that I appreciated your comment on my blog - I do understand about those hubbies needing our help! LOL My projects usually come out differently than I had planned also - glad I'm not alone! You have been entered in the blog candy drawing. Thanks for visiting my blog! hugs, de

  8. Wow! Over 300 posts! I too have been blogging about a year but I think I posted about once/month. Anyway, I just wanted to say thank you for inspiring me to make cards more often with your lovely designs, and introducing me to the whole concept of entering card challenges...Recently I entered my first ones ever. THANK YOU and CONGRATS on your anniversary!

  9. Happy 1 Year Blogiversary!!! That is a super fun word :) This is a great card Andrea. And I love your motta, when in doubt so with Zebra. You are so right you can't go wrong with Zebra print! Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps, hope to see you again soon :)

  10. Wow Andrea, what a great card you created for our Sunday Stamps challenge. Congrats on your one year blog anniversary, you're doing an awesome job. Thanks again for joining us.

  11. Fabulous card - love the zebra DP.
    Congrats on your 1st Blogaversary
    Thanks for playing along with us at An Oldie But Goodie.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  12. Congratulations on your anniversary! You have a beautiful blog and look forward to many more posts :) I just love the card you have here, especially the zebra print - how fun!! Thanks for sharing with us at Sunday Stamps this week :)

  13. Beautiful card! Very nice color palette! Congratulations on your blogaversary! Thanks for playing on our street at 613 Avenue Create!

  14. Congrats on One Year!! This came out so cute, I love the Zebra pattern. Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps.

  15. Gorgeous die cuts, love how you have layered them. Great sasy zebra paper, too! Thanks for joining the Stamptacular Sunday challenge and good luck!

  16. Gorgeous card!
    Thanks for joining in my 'Feeling Floral' challenge at Oldie but a Goodie!
    Helen x


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