happy birthday, paper, plate, and plane! and announcing our giveaway winner…

October 3, 2011 § 2 Comments

Yay, today marks the first year of this blog!  Looking back, I don’t know whatever propelled me get it started.  Perhaps because my wedding stationery business at the time wasn’t allowing me to explore my highest creative calling.  Perhaps because I always wanted to be a professional crafter, but so few and far between are the opportunities to become one.  Perhaps because wasting good ideas by keeping them to myself would become a lifelong regret.  So here I am today after having blogged 146 posts, welcomed nearly half a million page views from around the world, written guest posts and online articles, and contributed ideas and articles to Canadian and American print publications for the upcoming, even more exciting year of 2012 — all done in the past twelve months, along with the past seven months of juggling a full-time job working in a cubicle and a rewarding part-time job working with children.  Whew!  It’s been amazing because you are here — visiting, reading, recreating, passing the ideas along, and allowing me to have this creative outlet.

You motivate me to continue this journey.  THANK YOU for sticking around!  I hope you’ve been enjoying visiting, reading, recreating, and passing these ideas along, and that you continue to do so.  I hope I’ve given you a wee bit of inspiration through this blog, as you have reassured me that giving inspiration is exactly what I am meant to be doing in this lifetime.

Let’s look back at the 10 most visited ideas in paper, plate, and plane’s first year:

ONE: KEYS TO MY HEART

TWO: NO-FUSS PAPER ROSES

THREE: HEART WALL LAMP

FOUR: FOIL PIE PAN ROSE TOPIARY

FIVE: EASTER EGG CARTON CHICKS

SIX: CARROT CAKE POPS

SEVEN: ROLLED PAPER ORNAMENTS

EIGHT: HIGH HEEL TREAT BOX

NINE: ROLLED PAPER CHESS SET

rolled paper chess set

TEN: FLORAL STAMPED CLAY BANGLES

My Personal Faves

The rolled paper chess set I designed for O.T.’s birthday is definitely my most personal favorite.  But here are another 5 creations that have personal meaning for me, or took a bit more thought to conceive/create, or a combination of both:

FAIRYTALE WEDDING INVITATIONS

casa loma wedding invitationHALLOWEEN BALLOON BODY PARTS

ADVENT CALENDAR LEGO-INSPIRED TREAT BOXES

KILL BILL SWORD PUSH PINS

CALLA LILY TUILE COOKIE WITH LEMON RICOTTA

I pray the muses stay by my side so that I may conceive and create a more prolific set of ideas on this blog in its second year.  Stay tuned.

Giveaway Winner

And…drumroll…who won the $32 giveaway pile of crafty materials?

Comment #22 is from Betty in Barcelona!  Congratulations, Betty!  I will be emailing you shortly.

Thank you all for participating in the giveaway!  And thank you for the fondest birthday wishes!  Turning another year older ain’t so bad!  Besides, it’s not til the end of the month.  I’ll relish being this young until then.  :)

Happy creating!

♥ Jeromina

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