Thursday, November 29, 2007

ArtsyMama turns Two!!!!

The table is set, the candles aglow...it's a second birthday party for ArtsyMama blog!! Wow, what a FUN two years this has been:) For a look at my first year of blogging, check out my birthday post last year. Come inside and have a seat. Lets reminisce about the fun times that we've shared together. The highlights of the second year of blogging for me have been:

*The Journal your Christmas online art journal class Shimelle hosted last year and I plan to take again this year. *

*The Cabinet of Curiosities prompts I hosted with Bonnie*

*Hosting my first Virtual Tea Party!*

*Attending ArtFest*

*The May Basket Swap!!*
*The Spring Secrets Round Robin*

*Being published for the first time and my virtual Artful Blogger party*

*My first vendor experience at Junk Bonanaza*


*Cape Cod and Silver Bella...need I say more?!*

**Meeting SO MANY of you in person this year. What a treat!!**
I hope you have many fun memories as well. I'm curious, what do you like most about my blog? What would you like to see more of?
All photos are from Nature's Harvest, my go to place for inspiration. It is the same store as I shared with you here and here .

Look who decided to join in the party! I made these little pixie ladies with vintage millinery flowers. They're all dolled up with rinestone earrings and sugar coated wings. They're all in my etsy shop looking for good homes!

Amy Bauer even made me a cake!! Thank you all for visiting this blog over the past 2 years. Your support and inspiration truly fuels my creative life. You are all so greatly appreciated and are such gifts on this journey. In other exciting news, I'm only 6 posts away from my 500th post, so I'll have to think of something extra special for that one!

Thank you!

56 comments:

Renee :) said...

Wow,do I get to be the first to comment?Woohoo!I have been visiting your blog for about 8 months or so & have loved everything you have ever posted!Your blog gives me such inspiration about what I want to do with my girls & I love all the pictures you post...maybe that's what I'll request....post even more pictures & your art! :)Anyways,love your blog!Renee

Renee :) said...

PS-How rude of me not to say CONGRATULATIONS!I hope you have many more blog birthdays to come b/c I owuld miss your blogs!

Scrappy Jessi said...

Happy birthday miss kari!!!
wow 2 years! im just over my 100th post! loveing it!
i love all your pics!
that place is a dreamland!

Sheila Rumney said...

Congrats! I just love your blog, all the inspiration and pictures. Love all of it!

Sandy said...

Congratulations! 2 years! WOW!
You are such an inspiration to this blog world!!!

Here's to many many more!!

Sandy :)

Vintage Tea said...

Congratulations! As a new visitor from your blog and already so inspired by your blog I'm looking forward to reviewing some of your best bits!

Victoria

Jenna said...

Congrats and Happy Happy Blog-Birthday. I read your blog every day. I especially love your photos...keep em coming ok?

Funky Finds said...

Happy Blog Birthday! I always enjoy your posts!

Jane said...

Dear Kari: Congratulations on your Blog's Second Birthday! What a cause for celebration...you certainly found the perfect spot for the party!! "Beautiful" hardly begins to describe it! Your blog is well loved by so many for: exceptional photos; variety of posts; links to other interesting people, places, ideas; frequent updates; news of your activities & family; your artistic creations, swaps, & more;friendly & welcoming attitude; surprises; --not in order of importance! Your blog is an inspirational gateway through which we are exposed to more than we'd find on our own! Hope you keep going for many years!

Fiona said...

HI Kari

happy blogger-birthday! I really enjoy your enthusiasm, your ideas, the challenges and the parties. And being able to tell my dh that it snowed near his old neighbourhood. Maybe meet up with next summer when we visit the rellies!

Alison Gibbs said...

Happy Birthday to ArtsyMama's Blog.
Alison

cindy said...

Hi Kari! Happy Anniversary! Your blog, your attitude, your generosity and creativity to the rest of "blog land" are all just some of the things that make you so special. Keep up the great work. Looking forward to lots more. Love that shop too.

Cecilia said...

Happy 2 year birthday! I read your blog and always find it inspiring!

Sandy said...

Happy Birthday to your blog! Wow, in 2 years you actually crated 500 posts and achieved so much! I can't think of anything more you can do to make your blog better..it's fabulous!

Sandy:O)

Dawn said...

What an eye candy filled post!
Happy 2nd to you!!!

Tammy said...

Yay! Congratulations Kari!!! xoxo

Shawn said...

Delurking to say happy blog anniversary. :) I've loved your blog and that store looks amazing!

Julie said...

Congratulations! Happy Anniversary!

Dawn said...

Happy blog-Birthday, Kari! It has been so much fun watching to see what you have gotten into over the last couple of years. I love your photographs, the sharing of your own inspiration. You always have so many links...I love the links! Keep it up, girl, you are doin' fine.

a pink-bee said...

Happy 2nd Birthday to you :)And many more :)
crystal

Jeanne said...

Congratulations Kari, and happy 2nd birthday. You've been an inspiration to all of us. I remember discovering your blog with my first 21 Day Challenge with Rhonna and then going on to partake in your Book of Dreams project. What a fun time that was and all the beautiful work we all shared!

I think Nature's Harvest store is so intriguing to me. I need to get my DH to take a weekend trip up to Minnesota one of these days.

maryjaneyviolet said...

Each morning I am encouraged by the beauty and creativity of your blog. Eating my toast I absorb your pictures and admire what you pack into your life.
You have opened up a whole new world for me, thank you for sharing your journey.

Cassondra W. said...

What is it they say... you have come a long way baby!!! Super congrat's, you are a daily part of many peoples lives, including my daily check in! And your blog continues to inspire and put a smile on my face, good going girl and KEEP IT UP!!!! No pressure.... really!

Amy P said...

Happy BlogBirthday! I truly enjoy your work, photos, getting a peek into your world. Keep it up and congrats on almost 500 whoohoo!

AmyB said...

Congrats again, Kari! By the way, I "baked" your cake at this site:
imagechef.com You can customize some fun images there. That Nature's Harvest store looks awesome. No wonder you're inspired there! - Amy B

beth said...

wow two already !!! my time flies ! love your blog and glad i got to meet you in person at the bella !! congrats !!!! cheers to whats to come !!!
beth
www.bethquinndesigns.com

Theresa said...

Wow...two! I can't believe it! Your blog is an inspiration to us creative-wanna-bes!!! Thank you for sharing all of your lovely ideas. You are inspiring! Congratulations!!!

BonnieRose said...

congrats Kari.. u are one inspiring woman and one beautiful soul.

"Maggie" said...

Wow, time sure does fly! I love all your post and what I want to see more of you and your delightful personality! All the best wishes on your second birthday of bloggin', isn't it grand?

XOX
Maggie

Jerusalem said...

I love it all! Congrats on your blog birthday! 2 is such a lovely number!

Scarlett said...

happy happy days led to today. congrats! I love your whole blog, great inspiration.

blowing bubble kisses your way.

Anonymous said...

I've only recently been posting on your blog.

CONGRATULATIONS! You have had so many wonderful experiences.

~elaine~

Jenny Holiday said...

Happy Happy Blog Bday you doll you!!

Thank you so so much for all that you share Kari!! Each and every post is a little gift! Always brimming with eye candy, artful inspiration, fabulous finds, and new friends! You are the best!!!

So happy to have met you as SB!!!

Luv ya!
xoxo Jenny

ps..Aaron sends bday hugs too!

http://journals.aol.com/jennyeveryday/everyday-is-a-holiday/

Monica said...

Yayy for Nov.29! Happy blog birthday! Is my birthday today too!!
Is always a delight to visit your blog!

ELLIE said...

CONGRATS ON TWO YEARS!!!! that is absolutely awesome!!!!
I LOVE the eye candy / inspiration in your entry...so beautiful...
I will just sit here for a while and drool....
Hope you have many many more years to come!!!
Peace--Ellie

Christi Snow said...

Happy Birthday, Kari!! It's been two years of incredible inspiration...thank you! smiles!

Amy said...

I always enjoy seeing what your are currently working on!!! It has been fun reading your blog.

-Amy

http://craftingbycandlelight.blogspot.com

POPIN Sisters said...

Happy Blog Birthday!!! I'm so glad to have met you this year! ~Jamie

Ulla said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAREST KARI!!! WHAT A BEAUTIFUL CELEBRATION POST! What I like most, is anything about you! Keep it coming!!! And next time we are going to that shop together - Wow!!!

littlebitsnpieces.typepad.com said...

Oh wow! Happy 2 years!!

Melba said...

Happy Blogaversary!!!!!

I love your pictures and the links you share~ very inspirational and pretty!

I like to know the gritty emotional details of everyone's life. I think I am just nosey or I was a reporter in a past life!

I think your blog is you. and you have to write what you are comfortable with.

Love to you!
Keep Blogging!!!
XO,
Melba

Jen Bowles said...

Happy Blog Birthday and thanks for the continued inspirations--and for the great swaps and virtual events!

eb said...

Happy birthday!

so much beauty here...

xox - eb.

carol eldridge said...

I just started blogging a few short months ago and you are up to 2 years! Congrats. Please stop by and visit me sometime.

best,
carol eldridge
www.caroleldridge.typepad.com

Pearl Maple said...

Happy Anniversary !

Your white winterland christmas displays are beautiful.

Congrats on the choice to do Shimelle's journal, really enjoy seeing what everyone does with that one. Will you be posting little peeks on your blog.

Am equally excited about the Bella Christmas, can't wait to see what wild and crazy creativity happens over the next few days.

mary ann @ firstborn.wordpress.com said...

yay!! happy 2nd blog anniversary kari! woot woot!!! (trying to whistle, lol!)...

you go on with your bad self...keep inspiring & creating!!

xo, mary ann :)

Vickie said...

I love your blog! You have wonderful inspiration and you're so enthusiastic!! The only thing I want is to someday meet you. In the mean time, I'll be happy visiting.

Heather - Speckled Egg said...

What a beautiful post!!! Major eyecandy! Your blog is always so warm and inviting.... I really look forward to each and every post! Congrats on 2 years! I am looking forward to many more!

It was wonderful to spend time with you at SB! Can't wait until next year!
Hugs!

Lori said...

Kari, congratulations on your blog turning two...wow, that's a lotta posts!!! Wishing you many more years of happy blogging...

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Happy Birthday!!

Congrats on two years of "artful blogging". Its always nice to come here and visit you. Keep up exactly what you are doing, I can't see any reason to change a thing.

karin (creativechaos) said...

Kari....Your blog has inspired me more than you will ever know! I am so glad that I stumbled upon your blog when I first started out....Between the beautiful pictures you post, the glimpse into your creative discoveries and your never ending quest for you to bring the blogger world together, your the best!!! Congratulations and here's to sharing many more blogging and creative adventures together....Karin

Donna Layton said...

I honestly cannot imagine how your blog could be any better. It's a perfect mix of art, craft, decor, philosophy and kindness. I think your genuine generous nature comes through so vividly on your blog. I think following your heart and passion has brought you to this point and will continue to lead you down your path of destiny. You are a true inspiration and encouragement to me.

Gina2424 said...

Congrats-oh, my gosh-almost 500 coming too-another achievement! I love seeing your shopping finds and neat stores!

MezzoKat said...

This is my first visit to your site, which I found via the Artful Blogging magazine. Congratulations on being published, and Happy 2nd Anniversary!
I love your photos and the Pixie Ladies.

Anonymous said...

Happy ArtsyMama birthday! I've been out of town and just catching up. Congrats and may your next year be just as great! -Ginger

MNScrapbookmom said...

Things are crazy around here, I apologize for missing your blog Anniversary Kari. :) Happy days to you... your blog is fantastic. The color, the texture, so much inspiration here for me. Take Care...Kyra¥