Oh lawd, it's my Bloggiversary

One full year of blogging--- I should get gifts!

Instead I'll do a recap of my first year of blogging, that's almost like a gift!

I started out by opening my first Etsy store, NestingDesigns. Thanks to the support of "Nesties" from both local and national forums, it turned out to be fairly successful! my most popular item was the wooden "Nest" sign

Not long after, I got my first taste of Digital Scrapbooking

And I was hooked!

I digital scrapbooked all during the fall, mixing in some decorating, punkin picking with friends, and "trashing" my wedding dress.

Then came Christmas, and I joined the craft fair at my work for my very first fair!

Where I sold about enough birdhouses to cover my investment, which to me is a SUCCESS!

And following my new hobby, I digital scrapbooked our Christmas card as well

The new year brought a fun new craft, felt iPod cozies

And a personal challenge of mine: To build myself a craft desk that was large, usable, sturdy and attractive

You can see the entire process here

The spring brought a change in my hobbies, as I had to put away the crafting and etsy store in order to focus on renovating our home for sale, and planning and participating in a run of baby showers, bridal showers, bachelorette parties, weddings and birthdays.

And the house took a LOT of work, much longer than we had ever planned. Although we are hoping to put the condo on the market NEXT WEEK!

And now that the year has come round full circle, I have a new etsy store

A new blog name and image

And a new direction for my artistic creations- no longer birdhouses, but rather graphic design.

So, in summary

to EVERY PERSON who reads this blog, leaves me comments, encourages me to believe in myself, and supports me every step of the way.

This would not have been possible without each and every one of you, and I am sincerely grateful.

Here's to another year of crafting success!!


  1. Janny, you have done such amazing things this year! I can't wait to see what's to come!

  2. Yay Janny!! You have certainly had an eventful and successful year! Good luck with your new venture! :)

  3. It's amazing to see the year in summary. I have loved every step of the way with you! I also look forward to what is to come - and to watch you blossom with the digital scrapbooking. You are astonishingly creative and talented!

  4. Awww! Happy 1 year blogging anniversary Janny! You've come a long way, girl! =)

  5. New here! And boy am I glad I stopped by! congrats on your blogiversary! I have added you to my blog roll, hope you don't mind!
    I will be back...and good luck on the condo thing!


    J says "You're welcome." for the wooden nest sign idea! :giggle

    Great job with becoming more and more successful with every day!

    Love you girl.

  7. Vintage Gal MarialenaAugust 14, 2008 at 7:53 PM

    Congratulations on an amazing year!
    You have a fan club and I'm so proud to call your blogfriend! - whatwedding aka Marialena


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