Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Blogaversary to....um, Me!

Wow, can you believe that hownowbrownkow is 1 today?!?! I reemember the day I started this blog. I was on Kristina Werner's blog and wanted to comment. Well, when I went to comment it asked me something about a blog name, I think, and I thought "well, why not start a blog?". I had been stamping since 2003, but abruptly stopped and sold every single craft related item I had { note to self: never ever EVER sell all of ANYTHING that you own, because you'll probably end up coming back to it and then you have to buy everything over again!!}

So, here is a little bit of card history. This was my first blogged card:




I still adore this little card and my idea to put the wedding cake on top of the car..lol.


Next up is my most "popular" card (according to comments - blog hop cards are excluded):



I am a total sucker for Kraft paper and I just love the way it looks with pink and brown.  I really like how simple this card is...sometimes simple is good, though, patterned paper is NEVER far away.

Next up is my all time favorite card from the blog:



Again with the kraft - I know, I know - but I just adore this card.  The colors, the layers..everything just worked for me on this card. Most cards I have to rework, but this one just fell together so perfectly for me.

Ok, well there is a trip down memory lane. NOW, for some fun stuff. I have a $25 gift certificate to Papertrey or Verve for the winner of this little contest. I will use random.org to select a name and post it here on Saturday, April 30th at noon Central.

Here are the details:

I want you guys to CASE one of my cards. Does that sound pretentious? I hope not..lol. I just want to see what you guys would do with one of my cards as inspiration. So, pick any of the cards on my blog from day one and link it back here on my Mr Linky. Be sure and show my card on your post, too, so I'll know which one you're casing. Feel free to change up the stamp set, colors, whatever - just be inspired by me. Hmm..yeah, now THAT sounded pretentious..lol.

 I will close the Mr. Linky on Friday, April 29th at 9pm Central. Thanks for being a part of my blog life so far and I hope you'll stick around. Follow me, subscribe, whatever...I love visitors! :)

Oh, and as you guys know I love Adele. Well, I also love Corinne Bailey Rae. I'm sure most of you have heard of her, but if not I thought I would give a litle intro. This is my favorite of her songs and is from am older CD. And yes, I do have a fondness for all things from "across the pond" including Robert Pattinson and Daniel Craig. :) That love has been passed down to Ava who is about to get a Union Jack inspired room..lol..much to the chagrin of my U.S. military hubby!...heehee











32 brownkowments:

good_day1214 said...

Happy blogaversary Keva! Wishing you many more posts and wonderful creations to come!

Sara Mac said...

Happy Blogaversary Keva! I remember your very first post:) Great little challenge too!

Barbara said...

Happy blogaversary, Keva!!! Here's to many, many more years of your fabulous eye candy!

Nadine said...

Happy blogo-versary!!! What a great challenge and chance to win. Im scrolling through your posts now for a card to case!

KER said...

happy b-versary...i love your blog...you are so talented...tfs everything

Jen said...

Happy 1st Birthday! Such a fun stroll down memory lane too. Many happy returns! Love the cake on top of the VW. Gold!

Kara said...

happy anniversary...i cant wait to play along with your challenge....such a great idea....i love seeing which card/project is your most viewed!

Beth said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! You have made MY life happier because of your blog ~ I so enjoy reading your thoughts and seeing your pretty cards! I just wanted to say how much I love your very first card on your blog. And oh, are you going to be up at 4:00 next Friday to watch the royal wedding? LOL

Laurie said...

Happy day girl! I love all of the pics you shared! And I do LOVE that bag and matching card! So pretty!

kasia c. said...

Happy Blogaversary to you Keva! I love the blast from the past. It's so great to see where you came from, and how styles change (or not!) You made gorgeous cards then and continue to do the same!

What a great idea to celebrate. you have so may beautiful cards to choose from!

Have a wonderful Easter weekend. :)

Lee Anne said...

Yay! Happy Anniversary Keva! I love your work, so finding something to CASE of yours will be easy-peasy! Living up to you...not so easy!

Dana said...

Oh man, I remember that first card you posted! LOL was it really only one year ago? HAPPY day Keva, and I hope you continue for many more years!
I may have to take on your challenge. We'll see where my "free time" leads me...

Carol said...

Happy anniversary!!! I just recently 'found' you and love what you do! ;) Here's to many more years of creating!! What a great prize too!!

smdluxe said...

Happy 1 year anniversary! Thanks for the opportunity and thanks for the inspiration! :)

Shazi

wintam said...

WOW! I;m so happy I found your blog! this is such an inspiration! You didn't have to ask twice for me to take one of your cards and give it my own twist... I'll be happy if you visit my blog to see what I did (you have a translation option for your convenience). Anyway, thanks for the inspiration and have a great first blogaversary!

Kristin K. said...

Happy Blogaversary! I love al your cards. So hard to decide which one to case.

Pamela said...

I too love Kristina Warner and Kraft cardstock-what's not to love?!? Happy Anniversary to you. I have recently "discovered" so many wonderful sites and links, one being PTI - where have I been?? I have so gotten card fever, love there are so many great and talent people willing to share-thank you to all!

Shirley said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary and thank you for sharing your peaks! What an artist! How clever the way you used Inlinkz for it too! I just started using it on the IO blog. Now for the other wonderful gift. I saw her on the Jay Leno show where he showcased her new album, and she sang this very song, but darn, he did not interview her. I love her!

cards by cara said...

Happy blogaversary! Just made a card for your challenge and will post once I take some photos ... it's drying right now! :)

Emma said...

Happy blogaversary Keva!! I had a lot of fun playing along with your challenge :)

Stacey Schafer said...

happy blogaversary, Keva! it's been a fun year seeing your wonderful creations:)

Arlene said...

Happy Anniversary! I just posted a card inspired by one of yours! I am a new follower and this is my first challenge! Didn't realize challenges were so much fun!

Arlene.
http://waterdots.blogspot.com/

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

Congrats! + Thanks for introducing me to Corinne - booked her latest cd at the library right after hereing it here - sooo good!!!
unfortunately too late for your challenge )-: - would have been so much fun!!!

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

hearing - why do I never proof read till after I post my comments???? sry

Arlene said...

Keva, the floral stamp that I used on my sympathy card is Organic Fabric Flourish by Inkadinkado. Glad you really liked it! :)

Arlene.
http://waterdots.blogspot.com/

 

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