Hi blog friends! Greetings for the end of the year! I wanted to take some time today to have you help me celebrate my THREE YEAR BLOGAVERSARY! Wooo Wooo! It's been such a fun ride, and it's been more interesting and rewarding than I would have ever imagined! Here is the link to my very first blog post. I had no idea where this would lead. I'm happy that I embarked on this wonderful journey - and here we are - all this time later. Blogging has been such a joy in my life. It would take me forever to write it all down. I have met the kindest people from all over the world and have been given so many great opportunities to work with the best crafters and companies out there. In a couple of weeks I will go to my second CHA Convention. Who would have thought all this would happen? I'm so grateful it did!
Thank you to EVERYONE who has made my life richer by following along with me at A Blog Called Wanda. I read every single comment and every email I get from you. The support is overwhelming. I am uplifted daily by the kindness of other people I've never even met! Blogging restores my faith in the world. It makes me happy to share with you! THANK YOU for being there for me!
Here are some fun stats... I like to put them here to share, and also so I can come back and read later too! Last year, I ended the year with 387 total blog posts, 3104 total comments and 221,000 blog hits. This year, I will end the year with 560 total blog posts (now I know why I feel like I'm always busy!), 5413 total comments and 362,000 lifetime blog hits! Also, I now have 365 email subscribers (Yeah!) and have had 104,000 unique visitors to my site (that's more than my entire city I live in!) SO MUCH FUN!
I have some New Year's cards to share with you on the 1st! Today I'm sharing (some of) my favorite projects from the past year. I saw this on someone else's blog, and loved the idea of doing a recap. It was hard to choose my favs! But here goes....
January's card was made with fun new products from October Afternoon in bright, happy colors. 2012 was definitely a year for butterflies...as you'll see...
February's card was full-on classic and vintage-y Valentine yumminess with a more is more attitude!
March's card had some Lawn Fawn cuteness...
In April I was starting to think about Spring time!
May's card is classic stamping, and I tried out my new Distress Markers!
June's card was one of my Summer projects for Taylored Expressions!
This July card may be my favorite for the whole year?? I love green, and I just adore how clean and simple this card came out. Yummies from Memory Box.
August's card was my entry for the Hero Arts Card Contest...
In September I had fun making this one with the new Latte Anya!
October's card was made with the amazing pumpkin dies from Papertrey Ink and my favorite gingham paper.
November's card was my entry for the Moxie Fab World contest. I really loved making this distressed leaves and then adding the yummy glitter.
December's favorite was made with the super cute Swanky Snowdudes from Paper Smooches. These were really fun to make!
And, finally, a few of my favorite pics from the year. You might remember when I went bonkers over Washi tape?
And our mini vacay to Palm Springs in April....
And the foothills in Autumn....
One of our many trips to the City by the Bay...this particular day in March had the most spectacular clouds I've ever seen. Magical day.
That's it for today. Please, again, accept my humble thanks and my gratitude to you all for making my blogging journey so much fun. I hope you and your families had a great 2012!! Can't wait to see what 2013 has in store for all of us! XOXO