Friday, January 29, 2010

Happy Blogiversary!

Today is it!  My official one year Blogiversary!  What a wild ride it's been!  I have had so much fun creating and sharing projects with you, discovering many other wonderful projects and blogs all over the web, and "meeting" and "getting to know" some wonderful fellow bloggers friends along the way.  Every single comment, link, guest post, and feature has been so very much appreciated... thank you.

I have been wanting to clean up my blog's appearance for awhile now... and thought that today was an appropriate day to unveil my new look.... whaddya think?  I'm hoping that this new, clean and sleek Ready, Set, Craft will be easy to use, read, and share.  Please, let me know your thoughts... and feel free to grab one of my new buttons to post on your blog!

I must tell you that I was hoping to also unveil my finished craft studio to you today.  I was reeeeaaaallly hoping to... I mean, wouldn't that have been just a wonderful conclusion to the week?!  Unfortunately, I've been sick in bed most of the week, so I haven't been able to finish everything up.  I guess that just means there's one more reveal to look forward to, right?  Stay tuned for the finished craft studio... I am very excited about how it is coming along!

And now to the important stuff... the giveaways!  Thanks so much to everyone who stopped by and entered Tuesday's giveaway for 250 Custom Stickers from UPrinting!  Drumroll please... the lucky winner (per the random number generator at is...


Congratulations to you!  Please drop me an e-mail at so I can get you all set up to order your FREE 250 stickers!  How exciting!

And now, for a final hurrah, let's finish the week with a bang with another giveaway!  I'm very excited to announce...

Ready, Set, Craft's One Year Blogiversary Bash STAMPIN' UP! Giveaway!

You know that I love stamping, and have so much fun as a demonstrator for Stampin' Up!, that I thought it was only appropriate that we end with a giveaway featuring lots and lots of Stampin' Up! goodies!  Here's the list of loot that one lucky winner will enjoy!

Sweet Birthday Stamp
Butterfly Accent Stamp
Two ink pads... you choose the colors!
Stampin' Write Marker in Basic Black

36 sheet pack of multi-color cardstock (you choose color set)
Here's how you can win!

1.  Leave me a comment telling me about either a current craft project you're working on, or a favorite project you've worked on in the past year or so, and why... for one entry.

2.  If you are a follower, or become a follower, let me know in your comment for an additional entry!

3.  Sorry, giveaway limited to US Residents only

4.  Giveaway is open until midnight EST on Monday February 1, 2010.
I hope you've had fun celebrating my One Year Blogiversary Bash with me this week, and look forward to continuing to explore the worlds of baking, stamping, blogging, and more in the year ahead!  Stop back by tomorrow for my "Week in Review" post, where I share fun crafty finds from all over the web, and join me next week for a whole lot of Valentines-y fun!  Have a great weekend!


Lindsey Wolfe said...

I seriously just had to cover my mouth to keep from squealing with joy in my office!! OH I'M SO EXCITED!! Thanks Joanne!

The Rantings of a Drama Queen's Mum said...

Hi. I just found your blog on SITS. This is a great giveaway. I'm mostly just working on scrapbook pages. But haven't had a chance to the past few weeks. I'm hoping to this weekend.

The Rantings of a Drama Queen's Mum said...

I'm following you now too.

angelina la dawn said...

what a great birthday bash giveaway! pick me pick me! i'm working on some personalized stationary to keep up with my budding correspondence list!

-Nicole- said...

Wow, Joanne...that's one heck of a giveaway!! Sorry you've been sick :( Hope you're better soon. You know I'm already a follower!!! My current craft project (no laughing!!) is actually working on a mini album ( from the dollar bin at Michaels) and making a little brag book of Ozzy!!!

The Baking Bride said...

I just became a follower and I am working on my wedding album that I started probably a year after the wedding (this past summer) and am still working on~

Anonymous said...

Working on a raggedy rug (knot tying fabric scraps onto crocheted backing)


Meg@MegaCrafty said...

Love the new header!!! So clean looking.

Well you know i'd love the stamps, ink and paper- great giveaway.

One of my favorite projects I worked on last year would be the pysanky egg. Also I loved making the carousel cake for my sisters shower.

And you know I'm a follower ; )

Happy Blogiversary!!! Hope you feel better too.

Katie said...

I need to get my act together and come up with a new project (stamping, perhaps? hmmm!), but my favorite project this year was a fluffy dog bed that I made to keep our chihuahua, Daisy, warm in her crate!

LollyChops said...

Congrats on your one year blogaversary Joanne! I love your new look!

I gotta enter this giveaway because it's SO fab!

So here is my lucky comment and I am a follower too (as you well know).

Good luck to all the folks who enter!

Arwen said...

Love the new look! I worked on making a new Christmas stocking last year for my son, Dax, and also did some closet clothing size dividers - although those only got 1/2 finished :) I'm a follower too!

Gabrielle @ i.craft said...

LOVE the new header!! Happy Anniversary! Your blog is truly wonderful that's for sure. As for my favorite project, it's my studio renovation for sure since it makes my life so much more creative and artful!Thanks for a great contest!

Anonymous said...

eek! what an awesome giveaway!

i'm currently working on my valentines, some little notepads, and felted stones. yeah, i rock out too many projects at once. you think your craftroom needs help... :)

happy blogversary, love!

(oh, and i'm a follower!)

Ryan and Erin Russell said...

I haven't been crafting much lately because I'm working on my new craft room in our new house. My fave craft in the past year has been the B-day invites and favors for my son's first B-day.

Debbie @ OtRD said...

Congrats on one year!! I am currently working on some scrapbook pages from my recent trip to Seattle. Great giveaway!

Debbie @ OtRD said...

I'm a follower!

AVinNYC said...

Congrats on the one-year anniversary!

I'm working on crocheting constantly... with a few birthday projects thrown in! :)

M.E. Greene said...

What a great birthday bash! :)My current project is that I'm working on some sweet little knit party favors for my blog party, and then hoping to dig into one of my other larger knit projects soon. I am really missing stamping... SO MUCH! I can't wait until June when we move back into a house and I have room for my stamp stuff again. Woot woot!

Carrie said...

I'm working on a bunch of craft projects right now, most recently covering old magazine holders in nice wrapping paper to update them for our new desk. I'm also working on updating a luggage rack for the guest room.

Thanks for the chance!

Carrie said...

I'm a follower!

Resh Rene` said...

Hey!! I just found you through SITS...wish it had been sooner :) I don't know what the old blog looked like but I LOVE the new one, it's great!

I've been working on my computer room, that just became a computer room and I think that is probably my favorite project so far. Hop over and take a look.

I am now a follower and I grabbed your super cute button. Take care!

P.S. your giveaway is awesome!

Cynthia said...

My newest venture is finding ways to repurpose cute vintage pillowcases. You can make purses, skirts, little girl's dresses, etc. I follow you as well :)

Sue D said...

I just found your blog from Meg's--I came to see the cupcakes! I am always working on something crafty. I am part of a card ministry at church so I am always stamping cards (using many SU stamps too) and I also do a few Christmas craft shows at elementary schools for kids to shop for their families. Right now I am knitting crayon rolls but I also do a lot of stamped items for the craft show. Thanks for the chance to win!

Elisabeth Tarchala said...

I will be working on some file folder notebooks (using the file folders I ordered from Dawn's party). Hoping to give them to my friends as an Easter present. I also will be making more card & scrapbook pages. Oh so much to do and so little time to do it. I'm a follower & fan of everything you do. (Does that make me a stalker? LOL) Thanks for posting and have a great day!