Friday, February 12, 2010

Join Me For My First Blogaversary Bash!

I am thrilled that you've decided to join me in celebrating my first year of blogging! I never thought that when I started this journey a year ago into blogland (on February 4th, 2009) that I would meet so many wonderful bloggers and make online friends along the way. It has been a wonderful journey, filled with fascination, motivation and inspiration.

I'm also giving away some blog candy to one lucky winner. Just post your "First" (whatever it might be) and link that post to my blog via Mr. Linky. Become a follower as well. The photo of the blog candy is not up to date as my computer crashed last Tuesday. I'll do my best to upload another picture today.

Below is my first post ever written! Not a mention of why or how I got started into blogging. Now I realize why. I had created another blog a few months beforehand through Yahoo with a handful of posts, but it wasn't working for me so I deleted the blog. I don't think I saved those posts. I believe they were mostly about family issues and the weather! I then discovered eblogger and started A Scrapmom's Musings. I was nervous to step into a new arena, one in which I had no experience and didn't have a clue of what to expect. Little did I realize how much fun I would have and how addicted I would become!

So, here is a copy of my first blog post:

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Still working on two more layouts to submit to MM. I finished one today (Mrs.) and sent that. Tomorrow, I'll work on another one. I'm hoping to be done by Friday. This is a short post. Off to watch LOST! Love that show!

Here's the layout I was working on:
And, this was the other one I had sent off to Memory Makers (MM) for submission for a Wedding themed magazine. Neither layout was accepted.

Here are some FIRSTS that have happened since starting this blog:

I got my first follower, Susan, on April 7th
I received my first comment on a post from Joy of Cupid's Charm on April 25th.
I attended my first Blog Party at Cupid's Charm on May 1st.
I received my first Blog Award from Rebecca of Scrapper's Delight on Sept. 16th.
I was first Featured on Scrapbook-Crazy for my 'green' mini album on Sept. 24.
I created my first Blog Button on Sept. 30th.
I was accepted on my first Design Team--Scrapbooking and Crafting Friends in Sept.
I reached my first 100 posts on October 10th
I had my first Give-away (Blog Candy of sorts) which was a paperbag Halloween mini album on October 11th.

and.....a few other FIRSTS:
A year ago, my niece gave birth (on January 22nd) to my first grand-nephew, Jackson.
A year ago, my daughter, Jackie, got her first job at McDonald's.
A year ago, my oldest daughter, Valerie, celebrated her first year on the job as an O.T.

and then there were these:
I created my first piece of Wall Art and won First Prize (Vintage Flair site)
I created my first Magic Box
I uploaded my first tutorial (Pinecone Ornament) on December 9th
I created my first Pinecone Ornament that was a hit and was featured on Craftaholics Anonymous on December 16th.

Wow! Until now, I didn't realize just how many firsts I'm celebrating! It has a been a wonderful, fun and inspiring year for me--0ne in which I have made many friends and learned so much from each and every one of them. Never in my dreams did I think when I started on this blogging journey that I would come so far and feel so good! I thank all of my followers and all of my visitors from the bottom of my heart for making this blog what it is today.

I hope you will share your FIRSTS whether it be your first blog posting, your first wedding anniversary, a child's first birthday, your child's/grandchild's first day of school, your first haircut, your first card/layout/project, etc. Just post a story of any kind of FIRST. Link your post to Mr. Linky below. Please do not post the link of your blog. Any questions, please email me.

Now, how would you like to win some blog candy! Above this post is a picture of what I'm giving away. All you need to do in order to win is:
1. Become a follower of my blog.
2. Post your story about a FIRST and link to Mr. Linky below. (I will be checking to make sure you post a story.)

A winner will be chosen by Random Generator on Monday and the winner will be posted on my blog Monday evening-Feb. 15th.

Thank you for stopping by!


BeccaRoo said...

Wow Lori that was so awesome to read! You have done a great job on your first! Your wedding page was so pretty! Best of luck for the next year to come, Happy Blog Anniversary!

DeAnna Yaritz said...

This is a great way to celebrate and share the excitement of your 1 year of blogging! Thanks for getting me to think about my firsts! I didn't think I would have too many but I came up with several that I have had just in the last few months! Happy anniversary!

Dawn Edwards said...

You have some great first's Lori. Thanks for getting me to think of my first as well. I forgot to post about my first TWS trade album till this morning. Congrats on reaching your 1 year anniversary.

LaMaMaLa said...

Congrats on your first bloggy year! I'm at two's for hoping!!! I loved doing my LO on my daughters first holloween....thanks for letting me share!!!

Queenie said...

Hi Lori
Happy blogversary!!!
Have popped a post on with my firsts..well some of them you are so right once you start thinking about you realise just how many firsts you have.
Big hugs