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Blogiversary & Giveaway #1!!

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You can find the winner here.
Today marks the one year anniversary of the first post on my blog!
I had actually snagged my blog name many, many months prior to my first post, but wasn’t really sure what to talk about, who I was talking to, and I just plain didn’t know anything about blogging. I didn’t read other blogs. I just didn’t grasp the concept at all.
So I just decided one day to dive right in.
I fully intended for this blog to just an addendum for my scrapbook t-shirt shoppe, but I knew I would need it to be more interesting than just that. I had dreams of sharing all of my scrapbook techniques, showing off my layouts and mini albums, and taking over the scrapbook world making new friends.  🙂
In reality, this blog has become a place for me to share my creativity and share all types of crafts, not just the ones made from paper. So I may have strayed a little bit, but I think (and hope) my earliest readers have forgiven me, and I am able to provide just the tiniest bit of inspiration.
One thing has stayed true, and that is the way I initially set about to keep up the blog:
Post at least 3 times a week.
Sundays feature a homemade craft of my own.
Tuesdays are devoted to T-Shirt Tuesday.
Thursday shows off other people’s crafts or a fun new crafty product.
So without further ado, let’s take a look at my very first blog post, which was conveniently named “Inaugural Post!”

And we’re live!! This is the inaugural blog post for The Scrap Shoppe! Thanks for stopping by and sharing this milestone with me. I am now offically a blogger!

What can you expect from my new blog? Well, let me tell you!
I will add new blog posts 3 times a week on various goings on in the scrapbook world. You can expect to see scrapbooking tips, new products, my favorite products, or just me showing off one my scrapbooking designs for t-shirts (I’m going to call that one T-Shirt Tuesday!).
So check back often, add my blog to your list of faves, and let’s all have a scrappy good time!
You can also find The Scrap Shoppe on and Twitter!
Ah, on top of technology even back then with Facbook and Twitter.  😉
Okay, on with it already!
Let’s start this day-long celebration with our 1st giveaway!
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Chunky black beads, black ribbon, and a beautiful lavendar rosette made from raw silk make up this fun necklace.
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TO ENTER: Leave a meaningful comment about something I said in this post so that I know you read it!
That’s it! 1 comment per person.
You have until Tuesday, June 29th at midnight EST to enter.
The winners for all of the giveaways will be announced Wednesday, June 30th.
Good luck!
Look for another giveaway in a few hours!

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Jenny Bolech

Tuesday 29th of June 2010

I'm super impressed that you stuck with 3 posts a week right from the beginning - I've finally sort of gotten into a rhythm with my blog but who knows how long that will stick, and more often than not I've gone weeks with nothing... blogging is harder than it looks isnt it!!

jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com


Tuesday 29th of June 2010

congrats on your first year! Especially congrats on keeping and achieving the goals that you have set for yourself! That is a such a great accomplishment! You ROCK Michele!


Tuesday 29th of June 2010

I had my blog names for over a year before I started...I had no idea what to do! I love this necklace, the raw silk and the chunky black beads are a great contrast! Totally my style.


Tuesday 29th of June 2010

OK~ I READ IT! CONGRATS FIRST OFF!!! AND SECOND, i am glad that you will share more crafts then just paper ones. Even if paper ones are cute.

I ADORE THIS necklace, I HOPE I WIN! I follow you too! Jenn


Tuesday 29th of June 2010

Happy ONE year anniversary!!I can't wait to make it to mine. It will be in Jan 2011. Seems so far away. I started blogging because of the 365 day photography challenge. I love to be challenged and my love for photography got me into this blogging world!!I'm hooked and I love reading other blogs. They always motivate me in so many ways.

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