Eleven | Blogaversary + Giveaway

I can’t believe it has been Eleven years!  Things have come a long way from my first blog post HERE.

I’ve been super fortunate and grateful over the years.  Things were tough for me as a single Mom back then, but both of my kids have graduated from high school.  My girl has since graduated from the University of Washington and is working for a Seattle biotech company.  My boy just registered for his final semester of college in New York.

Me?  I have been so fortunate to shift from full time to part time work in 2013.  I’ve gone from a super full DT plate to a much more manageable one.  Here’s the thing, I still love to be creative…I feel like I’m still growing and learning as a designer.  I love being part of this awesome papercrafting community and can’t imagine my life without it.

I know that the shift has gone from blogs to instagram.  Although the blogging process is a ton of work, I still love it.  Here are some projects, one from each year:

So, let’s get to the giveaways, shall we?!  I’d love to treat 10 people to a cup of coffee (translation = $5 Starbucks card★) and the grand prize winner gets a $50 Ellen Hutson LLC Gift card!  

In order to be eligible for the prize, please leave me a comment.  There are soooo many noreply commenters, please include your contact information.  With 11 winners, I don’t have the bandwidth to track people down.  For an extra chance to win, do you follow my IG account?  Leave me a comment HERE and then come back and leave me another comment on this post if you’re an IG Follower or a new follower.

Commenting to stay open until Saturday, November 10th around 5 am pacific.

★I’m loving the new holiday Starbucks Gift Cards and can’t wait to pick out 10 of them!  Please note my international friends, I’m not sure if you can use them out of the U.S. but you can always regift/pay them forward.

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100 thoughts on “Eleven | Blogaversary + Giveaway”

  1. Congratulations on eleven years!! That is so inspiring!! I’ve just celebrated two years with my blog and I’m loving it! Thank you for sharing your talent!!

  2. Congrats Amy on eleven years blogging! I love your Coffee lovers FB page and I am a follower on Instagram! Thank you so much for hosting the coffee blog hops and helping us with our crazy love for coffee! And thank you for the opportunity to win a prize. My contact info is didlet@aol.com

  3. Love your style has evolved. Fun to see, oh talented one! I might have to go searching my own blog and see what I've done. kren dot kurts at gmail dot com

  4. Congratulations on 11 years of sharing YOUR journey of growth, learning and creativity that touches ever so many of us, bringing joy to our days and smiles to our faces! Passionate, inspiring, enthusiastic, encouraging, supportive: you are *the* ambassador of crafting! Oh…and your generosity? Expansive! Coffee cards, an EH gift card…simply awesome!

  5. Congrats on 11 years! That's definitely something to be proud of. Thanks for all you do for the crafting community. (clayandamy@sbcglobal.net)

  6. Congratulations on 11 years, Amy. I am so happy to have found your blog (plus Coffee Lovers Facebook)…you create a lot of joy for us crafty peeps. 😉 Here's to another 100 years of blogging for you! 😉

  7. How wonderful to look back at all you have accomplished! I love seeing your posts each day on the CLP FB, and on your IG! Congratulations!!
    And how fun to see those projects!

  8. I can't believe you have a photo from 11 years ago! Your style has changed over the years (expectantly) 😉 Yay for the Big 11. You have helped the industry really appreciate 'coffee' too. Thanks for all you do. I'm glad to have met you ☺

  9. Yay, Amy! Eleven years? I was still a child! …I wish this was true, but I'm just dreaming :). Congratulations on this milestone, hope to see your FAB projects for many more years!
    Please don't count me in for the prize drawing.

  10. Yay! I love seeing your designs. I still love reading blogs too. I hope they don't go away. Congratulations on your 11th year! So much changes in that time… I've had 7 grandchildren!~

  11. Wow, 11 years of blogging! Congratulations!!! And I am so happy
    to have found you a few years ago myself. 🙂 I think we're all
    looking forward to the NEXT 11 years. 🙂

  12. Happy 11th Blogiversary, Amy!!! Woohoooooo!!! It's been a delight to see your amazing creations, take part in all of your hops, and best of all, call you 'friend.' I still like the blogging aspect of this community, too, and hope that it continues. Many blessings to you, and I'm raising a coffee cup toast in honor of you today! xo Bev

  13. Amy, I love this post. I've followed you for a long time and remember some of these milestones! Congratulations on all your accomplishments, 11 years blogging is a long time! And big congrats for raising two amazing kids as a single mom!

  14. Congratulations to you! That is quite an accomplishment and what a long ways you’ve come from those Stampin Up Days! 😁. I started with SU also. I’ve tried blogging as well and not done well with it – I think I’m not nearly tech savvy enough. Love following you – keep up the great work. ❤️

  15. Amy, I am happy to have found you through Lisa. Congrats on 11 years, but even more congrats for raising such wonderful children! I know being a single mom is not easy but you must have done something right 🙂
    I don't follow people on Instagram even though I spend much of my day there. I'm afraid I might miss one of my children's posts if I follow too many people. Besides, I still get to see your wonderful work there as well as on Facebook.
    Here's to 11 more, and then more and more!

  16. Congratulations on 11 years!!! I am so happy to say I have been a stalk er uumm follower for a few years and have enjoyed seeing so many of your creations and how you have evolved in your art.. Cheers to another 11!

  17. Wow Amy 11?!???? I feel like thats when we started to become blog buddies! Congratulations my friend. Of course we are already IG buddies Im so happy you are finally on IG! Isnt it so much more of a time sucker hahaha <3 ivypink

  18. Congrats on 11 years of blogging! Quite an accomplishment! I loved peeking back at your first blog post! Thanks for sharing that link!

  19. Congratulations on eleven years of blogging. That is amazing and I hope you stay around for a long time with your posts too.

  20. I am an Instagram follower of yours for some time now. I left a comment there as well. Anyway, congratulations again on 11 years of blogging.

  21. I’m new to Coffee Loving Paper crafters FB page and have loved your posts!! Didn’t know about your blog till now so will be checking it out! I love the sense of community on the FB page!! Thanks for all you do!!! ❤️ Cbukovatz @ yahoo dot com

  22. Wow! Congratulations to 11 year Anniversary on your blog and being a fabulous Mom for getting your kiddos through college! Love your cheerful posts on FB at Coffee Loving Papercrafters!

  23. Congratulations! Techniques and products have changed over the past 11 years. I enjoy following you on Instagram and being part of the Coffee Loving Cardmakers FB group.

  24. Yay! Wishing you many more years to inspire us! You are amazingly talented as well as a very kind soul. Love you dearly! Terri

  25. Congratulations on 11 years! I do follow you on feedly but wasn't aware of your instagram. I have noticed more and more IG crafty/cards type postings….makes me wonder if that will take over the blog (I hope not). I will soon be one of your new IG followers! Again, congrats and keep inspiring us all. ~Lola at two_blue_daisies(at)yahoo.com

  26. Congratulations on your 11 years blogging! And congrats on being able to cut back to part time work and part time crafter 😀 We are so lucky to have you as a leader in the paper crafting community. Best wishes for many more years of blogging! 2 luwe zero 7 at g mail dot com

  27. I follow you on IG and everywhere. lol. Congratulations on 11yrs! You are uber talented and inspire us all. Keep up the great work. Happy Holidays! Kim @ My Kraft Kloset

  28. Huge congratulations Amy! You’ve brought much joy and inspiration to crafty blog land. Here’s to 11 more! Hugs, Autumn

  29. Congratulations on 11 years…..we are the winners as recipients of your awesome creations to inspire us. Keep up the awesome work.

  30. Congrats on 11 years my friend!!! I agree about how blogging has shifted, but I still enjoy it too!!! And you know I follow you on IG *wink* 🙂

  31. I can't even imagine doing this for 11 years. Congrats on such a cool milestone. You are an inspiration to me.

  32. Oh great eleven years, I have known you online since 2008, it is a true eleven years. Kids grown up and your full time job is as long as your lovable hobby…
    Congratulations for the happy adventure…Keep it up Amy…Love to see you more ideas and be happy always

  33. Congratulations on your 11th year of blogging!!!! You’re doing great, you’re awesome and such an inspiration to many mothers, women who struggles too and tries to balance daily life activities. Hope one day, I can start blogging just like many amazing bloggers/mothers. Your works are all beautiful and can bring joy to someone and very easy to recreate. Keep inspiring and doing what you love! Thank you for all the ideas and of course for the chance to win your awesome giveaways! ❤️�� Cherrie Cabang rbcabang@gmail.com

  34. Congrats on your success and thank you for all the wonderful inspiration you've shared. It is great to see how your work has evolved. Thank you for the chance.
    mendo.dre at gmail dot com

  35. I am a IG follower @craftingwithcreativem of yours already..I know you know..LOL I just recently move to IG but I am going to continue blogging of course.
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia Rodriguez

  36. Eleven years! Happy blogqversary! I've enjoyed following on IG this past year ❤

    Cathy c. Your local seattle friend ��

  37. Congrats AMY! You are amazing and sooooo inspirational! I love your work soooo much!!!!
    Meghan (meghan.kennihan@gmail.com)

  38. I follow you on Instagram and always "heart" your stuff and try to comment because I LOVE IT 🙂 (MadeByMeghanK) (meghan.kennihan@gmail.com)

  39. Congrats on 11 years and here's to 11 more! I love your blog and all you do in the coffee loving cardmakers site!

  40. Congratulations on 11 years! That’s so awesome! I too also follow you on Instagram. Looking forward to seeing more creativeness from you!

  41. Oh 11 years!
    huge congrats!
    Love all your projects and shares!
    I follow you here on blog and on IG.
    if Im a winner I have friends in US so I will regift card.
    thanks for the chance!

  42. Huge congrats!! I always love your projects, tho I'm terrible about getting over here to comment. I think people like IG because it's easier to click a 'like' and we're all so pressed for time, it's easier than reading. I think I only have 6 of my followers who actually read my posts, and 3 are relatives. Lol! Anywho, looking forward to another year of inspiration from you! Thanks for the chance to share a green tea frap with you! 😍

  43. congrats amy! you are a super woman! glad to have gotten to know you and to have met you over the years! keep on bloggin'!

  44. of course I follow you on insta! I saw those gift cards you posted and I don't have to tell you which one is my fave! 😉

  45. Wow! Such an accomplishment! I don't know anyone more supportive to the entire crafty community than you- and you are so appreciated! (love seeing those coffee projects sprinkled through the years!) Here's to another 11 years- or more!!

  46. Wow! Eleven years is a milestone! Love looking back and seeing how your cardmaking style has evolved! Hoping we can meet for coffee face to face one day soon—in Hawaii or at Impress! Happy Blogaversary!

  47. SO… I waited to comment here because … well.. you have already given me so much! You opened up my creative world immensely… you are one of my biggest supporters.. and I get so much inspiration from you personally and your creations… Happy Blogaversary!! 11 is my lucky number! I'm lucky to call you friend!

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