The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Monday, July 4, 2011


So, how about a little BLOG CANDY?? Keep reading for details . . .

Yes, it is official. Today is my first BLOGOVERSARY! Happy Blogoversary to me!! It was one year ago today that I made my very first blog post. I wasn't sure where I was heading with this blog, but I figured it would be a good place to write about the things that make me happy, thus my blog title "My Little Slice of Bliss" (which is also a play on where we live, as our address is Bliss Road!!). In my first post I mentioned that I love spending time with my family and that making things--all kinds of things, from sewing with fabric to preparing delicious food to creating art with paper to making memories with my family--truly makes me happy. And I thought those might be the kinds of things I'd write about on this blog, but I wasn't really positive at the time. Looking back over the past year, I notice that blogging about my adventures in papercrafting has been my most frequent topic, but there's been a nice smattering of reporting on my other sources of bliss, so I'd say that I was pretty much on target!

During this past year of blogging I've also re-discovered how happy writing can make me. Sure, it can be frustrating and time-consuming at times, but there's nothing quite like the feeling of accomplishment that comes from finally putting together just the right words in just the right order to say what I want to say. Writing is another creative medium, and being creative is what makes me tick.

I also can't tell you how happy it makes me to have met so many of you through my blog! I had no idea I'd find such a friendly and supportive community of like-minded crafty and blogging folks out there! Your comments, encouragement, and support truly make me happy, and I so enjoy having the opportunity to do the same for you. Thank you so very much for caring!
Now, let's celebrate! I have some BLOG CANDY I'd like to share to say thank you to all of you wonderful folks. I wish I had a little something to give to each of you, but that's just not feasible. So let's play a little party game to find a lucky winner!

First, here's what you'll be playing for:
a 6 x 6 petite paper pad (30 sheets total)
from the Sweetness collection by Pink Paislee

How to play? Just leave me a comment on this post using the word "BLISS" in some way, and you'll be entered in a random drawing for some Pink Paislee Sweetness. Only comments containing "bliss" will be considered for the drawing. So if you aren't interested in the blog candy but want to leave me a comment (you know, maybe wishing me a Happy Blogoversary???), go ahead and just avoid typing "bliss" like the plague!!

What's the catch? None, except let's keep this to one comment per person. You don't have to be a follower to play (although if you aren't and think you'd enjoy reading about my adventures, I'd love for you to become one. But there's no pressure!!). Comments/entries will be accepted through 11:59 p.m. EDT on Sunday, July 10, 2011. I'll draw the winners on the 11th, and post them here on my blog. I'll try to contact the winners as well (I hate having to remember to check back for the winners after a contest, don't you?). If you don't have a blog (or don't post your email contact info on it), be sure to include your email address so I can reach you, 'K?

Oh, did you catch that I said "winnerS" in the paragraph just above? Well, I only have one Sweetness Petite Pad to give away, but I'll have a new Blogoversary party game--with a new blog candy prize--to debut on Wednesday, July 6, and on Friday, July 8. So if today's Pink Paislee prize just isn't your thing, check back for something completely different on those days. You can enter any and all of the drawings--that's fine with me!!

OK, any questions?? Just drop me a line!!

Thanks for stopping by on my Blogoversary!

Card Recipe:
Paper: Cherry Slush CS by Mark’s Finest Papers, white CS by The Paper Company, star DP from Target Dollar Spot
Stamps: Thank You Noteblock by Purple Onion Designs
Ink: Ranger Antique Linen distress ink, Versamark
Accessories: red embossing powder, metallic star brad, SU circle punch, SU large star punch, Fiskars medium star punch, small star punch (unknown)
Techniques: ink distressing, embossing


Erin said...

ooo how exciting Emily! I can't wait to reach MY blogoversary I'm sure I will be feeling the same bliss you are right at this very moment! Thanks for the candy!!!

Unknown said...

Happy BLOGoversary Emily!!! I'm sure you'll be hopping all around the house and do a little dance for this 1st year. I hope that this bliss you're feeling now never ends:-)

szbacn1 said...

Happy BLISS-aversary, Emily!!! I enjoy reading your blog and love that you share your creativity with creatively-challenged people like me!

Lin said...

Congratulations, Emily! It's bliss to come and visit your blog! I've been seeing these wonderful papers everywhere but haven't been able to find them locally, so winning them would be bliss to me! :) Sending smiles!

Meg said...

There once was a young lass named Emily
Known far and wide for her creativity
Make sure you don't miss
Her Little Slice of Bliss
Where you will enjoy every card that you see!

Happy Blogoversary! I think I finally need to break down and buy those purple onion stamps that have been on my list--I love your card that you made with it!

Benzi said...

Happy Blogoversary, Emily! Where has the year gone? I would just be filled with bliss to win that pretty paper pad.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

You make me smile, I hope you continue to have another blissful blogging year ahead of you, can't wait to see what else you'll create.

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Happy Blogiversary, Emily! I already have this fab paper collection, so I won't say the magic word so that someone else can have a chance at winning!
I certainly have enjoyed getting to know you better and seeing all of your fab creations the past year!


Mona Pendleton said...

Hi Emily! Not here for the candy just wanted to say I'm happy to have met you through this amazing hobby that seems to speak a universal language :) Hope you had a safe and fun 4th!

jennyplace2 said...

Happy blog anniversary hop you have a very bliss....ful day!
Hugs Jenny

nwilliams6 said...

Happy Anniversary and Happy Blogoversary! Hope both are filled with much bliss my sweet friend. I admire your bravery starting a blog - one day I will start one too! Love your work Emzi!!!

Pam said...

Congrats on your 1 year blogaversary! I always enjoy your posts, and seeing your creations! It has truly been bliss for me!!

Denise Bryant said...

Happy 1 year Anniversary on your blog! I always enjoy peeking in here to see what you're working on! Always brings me a bit of bliss!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Happy Anniversary, my friend! Feels like only yesterday that we were discussing you doing a blog. I am soooo glad that you did, because it's a wonderful thing we can share as friends. {{hugs}}

jen said...

Congrats on your blogoversary! I've got this pretty paper (and adore it), so I'll refrain from that pretty word....!

SueB said...

having a blogoversary and anniversary in one week?! you must be feeling totally BLISS-ful!

thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp!

- SueB of Blondin Blogs
sue dot blondin at gmail dot com

suzARTe said...

CONGRATULATIONS Emily on your blogoversary. I am so happy that you came by my blog as that lead me to yours and I always enjoy your creations and truly
appreciate the comments you leave on my blog as well.

Blog land is a much more BLISSFUL place with you and your gorgeous creations.

here's to many more years of blogging :) :)

Unknown said...

Congrats on your 1-year Blogoversary!!!

What a BLISSful time you must have had over the past year sharing with all of us in your BLISSful way! lol

A very BLISSful event is coming very soon. My son will be getting married in September this year, and I can't wait for the BLISSful event!

Jessi Fogan said...

I love that you bring all the things that you enjoy to your blog - it's easy to see what brings you bliss, and amazing how you spread your bliss to others by the gazillions of kind,thoughtful comments you sprinkle all over blogland. I know your comments make my day!

Theresa's Studio said...

I am in bliss when I visit your blog to see what fun you are having and what beautiful things that you create. I wish you another bliss filled year of blogging. Happy Blogaversary! I will be in bliss if I win your candy.

Marisa said...

Happy blogaversary!! Hard to remember when you weren't blogging, isn't it LOL! Enjoy a blissful next year in blogland :)

Kristy Smith said...

Congrats on your Blogoversary AND your wedding Anniversary! It's clear to me that you've had a life filled with bliss! =)