Friday, August 27, 2010

Blog Anniversary

Happy Anniversary to me!

Yep, it has been one year since I started Crafter's Delight - can you believe it?

I started this blog with hopes to reach those just starting out crafting, to help them to reach past the glue on paper stages where I first began in 1999. I'd gone to a craft party with a co-worker and still have a few of the things I purchased there (those unforgettable circle templates, among the few).

This is one of my first cards that I made at my first class back in 2003. I went home and had the hardest time duplicating it or anything else.

This is what I usually created without using a craft book/magazine for guidance outside the class and this was made in 2008. Yuck! Oh, but I've improved.

I learned how to layer and put colors together much better. I even learned to cut out images nicely.

In 2009, I took more classes and learned to work with acetate - that was a lot of fun!

At yet another class, I learned to make paper purses and smaller cards. I even made these out of class (I made 75 to put at place settings at a community organization I belonged to for Christmas in 2008 - everyone loved it).

I even started by own challenge blog (Tellen's Place) in November 0f 2009 using images my son creates and fell in love with Martha Stewart punches.

In January of this year, Glue, Scissors, Paper invited me to join their talented design team and though I was worried that I could keep up with this group of talented ladies, I accepted. The many challenges assigned took me "out of the box" and I had to research and learn things like making flowers. Now, I must admit that I can view a You Tube video and produce a pretty nice product!

January was also the month, Arlene accepted my entry for Sweet Sketch Wednesday's challenge blog. She designs every sketch each month and although I love sketches, I have to admit my "try-out" sketch nearly beat me - thankfully, Arlene liked it enough to take me in, teaching me so much about layering! Her sisters, Judi and Nancy are excellent crafters - I've learned quite a bit from watching their techniques.

My year has been a lot of fun. I've met many new blogger friends from all over. Many of you have been so kind as to stop by and leave wonderful, encouraging comments, watching me grow. Thank you because it has really enriched my crafting experience.

As always, Happy Crafting! :-)


Rose Petal said...

Hiya Terry. How lovely to read about your journey from the start to now, and to see all the lovely crafty things you have made in that time (and many more besides)
Congratulations on your Blog Anniversary and here's to many more. Happy crafting.
With love, Sandra xx

Monica said...

Hey Terry,

That made delightful reading - your craft journey. I love the first card with the cherries. And that flower is so beautiful and so are all the other cards and stuff.

It touched me...

Hugs and happiness for completing one year in no time,


Joynana said...

I love it Terry, girl you have come a long way. You blog like you have been doing it forever. And your craft projects are magnificent. I wish I had the time to try some of your projects. You will have to give me some help. Congratulations on your anniversary. I can't believe I started only a few months after you did. You are so far ahead of me. Love ya....

RobinJ said...

Happy Blogversay, Terry! I loved reading about your crafty journey and seeing your creations evolve over time! Kudos to you for enjoying the journey!

Chrisd said...

Happy Blogversary to you lady and best wishes in your future. Hugs from Michigan.

mulberry station said...

Wow, Terry...I just love you. You always bring a smile on my face when I come to your blog or read one of the comments you have left me. You are the best and I have just loved reading this post and seeing the progression or your cards thru the years. Isn't it fun to see how we improve. Thanks for the sweet words about Arlana, Judi and I. They mean alot. Happy Anniversay and many happy ones to come!!

1CardCreator said...

Happy Anniversary Terry, you have come along way baby! Not only have you grown in your card making talents but you have also grown in your teaching talents. I love how you share all the new things you find and all the new and interesting people you introduce your audience to. What can I say, we love you Terry! hugs, ~Diane

Donna said...

Hi Terrym thanks you so much for sharing your trip down memory's wonderful to see your earlier makes and how much you have achieved in the year you have been blogging...I consider myself so lucky to have found such a wonderful friend through blogging and I very much look forward to seeing what you create in the next year and beyond :) Donna x

Faye said...

What a wonderful year and a wonderful journey. It doesn't stop here though, especially not for a talented girl like you. Mwah, mwah. xxx

Mrs A. said...

Happy anniversary and for many more to come. Love your little bag place settings. Love your tutorials that you have been kind enought to do. Your one swell lady!!

BeeBeebabs said...

Very nice cards as always!!!