Thursday, October 4, 2012

Happy Birthday, Dear Blog!

Oops...
My blog had a birthday, and I forgot!  
It's hard to believe, but I've been posting here for FOUR years - almost 800 posts!  
I have a little blog candy to share today!  Who wants to win this?


I had a project published in this issue.  My copy came today, and I am so impressed - I can't stop reading!  There are so many talented artists, and talk about inspiration - wowza!  And the photography?
Each and every page is incredible!  
Oh....I am so ready to start on Christmas items now!

ANYway.....here's what you have to do to win:

  • Leave me a comment, here on this post, telling me how many Christmas cards you send out each year, and if you make them, or buy them.  I think it will be fun to see what others do!  

Personally, I make some, and buy others.  We send out less and less each year, it seems, but I think we average about 50-60.

Can't WAIT to read all of your replies!

Happy 4th Birthday to my blog!

24 comments:

Amanda Mertz said...

Congrats on having another project published my friend! You deserve the recognition!

I usually send out about 100 and hand-deliver maybe 15-20 more. All handmade...speaking of which I better get cracking! LOL! =)

Lorie said...

Happy birthday to Patti's wonderful blog! Woohoo, on another published card...you rock!

I send out 20-30 cards usually and each year it depends on what is going on whether or not I have time to hand make them. Last year I took a photo of my boys and made a photo card. The year before we sent out some lovely Thomas Kinkade cards. :)

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Congrats sweetie and Happy Blogaversary...I was so thrilled when I seen your project in my copy.
I send 50-75 cards and I try to take people off the list every year

Sue from Oregon said...

Happy Anniversary Patti!!! I send out what I made thoughout the year. Maybe about 15 or so. Can you believe that-from a card maker girl!LOL When the kids were growing up, I sent photo cards for about 25 years-now my kids send them too.

Carole said...

Congratulations Patti, that is awesome!

As for Christmas cards, like you, I buy some and make some. I have cut back on sending cards as the stamps are very expensive here but I do like to stay in touch with the gals from our old Squadron. Hugs...Carole xox

Cheryl W said...

Congratulations on four years, Patti. That's amazing! I send out85-90 handmade cards each year. I've also started making all my own Christmas tags. I always go through the cards I have received after the New Year and I look for "card parts" that I can use to make tags. I've actually been able to make some beautiful tags with them. Thanks for continuing your blog after four years!

Jennie said...

Beautiful tags in that issue Patti! I even have that Hero Arts stamp set and looking forward to CASEing your tags for Christmas this year :) Great being in that issue with you and congrats!!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I do handmade and bought. We usually send around 48 cards. I may do some photo cards this year to share pics from the latest wedding.

Who wants to win? Me, me, me......

PS. I missed my Blogoversary this year, also.

Kathy M said...

We only do about 20-30 holiday cards anymore. I just started handmaking them last year. So this will be my second year to send handmade cards!

Donna said...

Congrats on your 4 year anniversary and being published again, I can't wait to see your design! We send about 70 Christmas cards, maybe 10-20 not homemade, can't believe I'm admitting that in blog world. Maybe I better work on them this w/e. Have a fun w/e.

Sandy Trefger said...

Ahh...Christmas cards. I've made them and I've bought them. Ha, ha. The last two years I've made them and made around 60 cards. It seems though that each year I get less and less cards in the mail. Do people not want them anymore? Or maybe they don't like my handmade ones. Ha, ha. Congrats on your publication. That does look like an idea filled edition!
~sandy
visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

Theresa said...

Happy Birthday to your blog and congrats on the publication. I send 40-50 handmade cards for the holiday season. I also make 30 for my Mother to mail out as a gift to her.

Karen Hasheck said...

Happy Birthday Blog! I make all my own cards and send out about 40.

Karen Hasheck

Pam Sparks said...

wow, wow! WOW!!! Patti! Four years is a long time! Congrats GF! and on the pub!!! I will have to look for this 'zine! What page?
I usually send around 12 stamped cards... I know but I'm really slow! lol
Awesome work Patti! woohoo!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Congrats on four years of blogging, and on getting published.
I send out around 100 cards each year - all hand made. A lot of them are done assembyline while I'm watching TV. I enjoy making them and my friends tell me they enjoy receiving them so it makes it all worthwhile. I keep a photo log of the ones I've sent - it's interesting to see how my cards have evolved each year. Thanks for all your inspiration.

Penny Duncan said...

Well Happy Blog Birthday!!!!! I get the digital subscription to this mag....but I wanted to Congratulate you!!! That is awesome!!!!

Brenda said...

Congrats on your blogaversary!!!

I got my copy of CardMarker a few days ago and I have to say WOW you tags are beautiful, Way to go my friend!!!

Benwah said...

Congrats on the Blog. Lots of effort. I usually only send about 20 - 30 cards. Make ones for the extra special people eg:grandmothers, aunts. etc. Have to get the magazine to find your project.

Glenda Atkins said...

+Congratulations on four years of blogging!

Gvendalen said...

Congrats on having another project published and Congrats on your blogaversary, Patti!
I send a few cards. I do 10-15 for friends and I buy a little for relatives.
hugs, Helena

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on 4 years!! Used to make about
80 cards but am down to around 60. Not many
of us old people around anymore. Marian

Lynne in NI said...

Happy 4th, and huge Congrats on being published ... again!
I usually send about 30 Christmas cards, but make about double that so my Mum and Aunt can have some too!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Congratulations on being published and 4 years of blogging!

I usually make all of my Christmas cards that I send out, around 40 give or take.

Carolyn King said...

Congrats to You Patti! LOVE your cards and loved seeing you in this magazine! Hugs!