Monday, June 7, 2010

One Year Blog Anniversary!

I can’t believe it has been one year since I started on this journey!  This blog world that I really didn’t know anything about has been the greatest blessing for me this past year.  With Gabby off to her first year of college and I was feeling lost.  But, one by one each one of you have filled my empty nest and I’m sooooo grateful for each and every one of you!   The parties, swaps, giveaway and especially YOU! 

I have to thank my hubby for my great blog name, Geralyn, Marlene and Toni for pushing me to start my blog.  So, I wish I could give each and everyone of you a gift, but I could only make one. 

If you are a follower, you will be enter one time, if you leave a comment on this post you will get another chance to win.  So, you have a possibility to be entered twice.   I love to make these “Pocketbook Albums”.  This is using pink paislee collection “Queen Bee.” 

IMG_0592This is a pocketbook album for one lucky winner.  IMG_0595This is a cute, little clay bear I bought off of eBay. 

IMG_0596This is the first and second page.  I used prima flowers, flourishes, and ribbon.  Hand stamped little bees and used a little metal rose for decoration. 

IMG_0597IMG_0598A close up of a cute, little bee on the flower. 

IMG_0599Some prima flowers, brads, and butterfly image from Lisa’s blog “What a Beautiful Mess.”  On her blog, she gives you the images for these butterflies.  Click here to get the images. 

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A close up of the brads and the stick pin.  I used Austrian crystals to create this little angel pin. 


These are the last two pages using more prima flowers and ribbon.  Thanks for the many sweet comments and visits this past year! It has meant more to me than you know.  I will pull the winner on June 17th.  Wishing everyone good luck!  Hugz, Z. 


  1. Congrats with your first blogland.Love your work and hope to see many more.Great album you made ...good luck for the lucky one.
    byebye have lots of scrap/blog fun,lean.

  2. Woo hoo congrats on your blogaversary!! This is weird I'm Leann and the last commentor was Lean.

    Anyhow, congrats again and I would love to win - oh yeah I've been a follower for quite some time.


  3. Hey Girl! Congratulations! It is mazing how quickly it goes by isn't it?

    Oh enter me for the adorable purse! OMG! Your work is just amazing Sandra. LOVE IT!

    You are all signed up for Sorority. No worries. Just grab the button and you're good to go! YAY!

    Gosh! I can't WAIT to see what you do with the picture!! YAY!
    Have a great day! Karen

  4. Holy Smokes, this is gorgeous!!!!! How sweet of you to part with this! A huge congrats on your one year blogging anniversary! I'm sure happy that I got to know you in this great blogging world! You're an amazing artist!!! xOxO deb

  5. I don't know where you find the time to come up with such great layouts and books. Your pocketbook album is beautiful! We are all lucky to have you as a friend.

  6. Congrats on a year of amazing journey! I love your beautiful many lovely details! :)

  7. Oh wow,i love it!!!so much details!
    Very beautiful!!!And congrats on your first year!

  8. this looks gorgeous zandra.

  9. Congrats!! Your blog is adorable!!

  10. Wow...Just beautiful Zandra!!! And thanks for the shout out!! Your so sweet!! Lovin the album, beautifully adorable!!

  11. Happy 1st anniversary! I love visiting your blog to see your lovely creations. Your little album is just devine.

  12. Congrats on a year. Love looking at your blog and one day I will have you help me make one.

    Love all the pocketbooks you make they are all beautiful

  13. OMG>>>>>>>>>> This is AWESOME lil Missy!!!

  14. Congrats on your anniversay! Time sure does fly!

    You do beautiful work! I love to come visit.

  15. I was thinking of you today and thought I should pop in and see what you're up to. Happy first-year blog anniversary to you Zandra! Best wishes for more exciting years of blogging . . . ~ Rose (from the Cove)

  16. Congratulations Zandra on your 1st year blog. Yikes I looked at mine and it is already 4 years. Where does the time go. Sorry we didn't have a meeting but I didn't forget about the you know whats, lol, I will bring them at the next one

    aka TA

  17. Love that adorable book! And your puppy is adorable!!!!!!!!! Have a great week.

  18. O.K., I have been looking at blogs all day...since it is dark and rainy here in seattle. I have seen this over and over. Monday morning I am going to clean my studio and take some pictures. Thank-you for your visit...I hope you win my giveaway, and thank-you for posting!