Sweet Sixteen...Day 1

Hey guys! 

Today's a big day for me...I'm celebrating my Sweet Sixteen! No, not my actual sweet sixteen (wouldn't that be nice?!?) but my blogging sweet sixteen! I missed my blogiversary in January, so I wanted to do it up in style this month! 
To start off the celebrations I wanted to share some presents the dear ole blog has received recently

From Suzanne over at The Card Yard I received the Stylish Blogger Award. Thanks Suzanne! 

For this award I need to share 8 things about myself and the pass it on to 8 others:

1. I had a strange aversion to spaghetti until my early 20s when it suddenly passed and now it's one of my favorite foods. 

2. My favorite time of the week is early Sunday morning. I love to get up when the house is quiet and have a cup of something warm and enjoy being able to just be. 

3. I'm currently working towards a MS in Environmental Policy & Management. 

4. I love musicals and can sing a whole slew of songs on demand. For our anniversary my husband is taking me to see Wicked in D.C. I am. SO. EXCITED!! 

5. I collect stuffed moose. I have a theory that the plural of moose should be meese, but have yet to convince anyone else. 

6. I graduated from West Virginia University and will forever bleed blue and gold. 

7. My dream is to one day move to Asheville, NC. My husband and I accidentally ended up there on our honeymoon (that's a completely different story) and fell in love with the city and the people. 

8. I have a slight addiction to Vera Bradley. OK, I'll admit it, it's probably slightly more than a slight addiction...

The ladies I'd like to pass it on to are: 

1. Debbie at What... me, blog?
3. Jackie at The Scalloped Edge
4. Keva at HowNowBrownKow
6. Cathy at Empty Nest Crafter
8. Debby at Lime Doodle

And from Yvonne, my SSC CAS Design Teammate, at One Creative Momma, I received the Versatile Blogger award. Thanks Yvonne! 

For this one I need to thank the person who gave it to me, tell seven things about myself, and pass it on to 10 people. 

Since I've already shared above, I'm going to get straight to passing it on:

1. Sue Ann at Simply SueAnn
2. Melissa at Melissa's Paperie
3. Suzanne at For His Glory
4. Amy at Crafting Confessions
5. Shelley at Crafty Sew 'n' Sew
6. Anika at Anika's Polka Dottery
7. Michele at I am Derby
8. Laurie Beth at Soapbox Creations
9. Sarah at Crafty Adventures
10. Maggie at Stamps in Hallways
11. Sue at This Pink Rooster

But wait! That's not all! I have presents for you too! Every 16 year girl fills her party with 2 things - her friends and her favorites! We'll you're my friends (or you wouldn't be here, right?) and I'm going to be giving out some of my favorites. 

Here's what you need to do to win. 

1. Leave a comment letting me know one of your favorite products.

2. Since this is a giveaway for my blog readers, I am asking that you must also be a follower to enter. Just click the "Follow" link to the side, if you are not already a follower. Please let me know if you are already a follower.

You have until Wednesday, April 13th at 11:59 PM EST to enter to win! One comment per person, please! I'll post the randomly chosen winner on Thursday, April 14th! That same day be on the look out for giveaway #2! 


Sue Ann said...

HEY HEY ..... thanks for The Versatile Blogger Award ~~ and can I just say I am still so happy for your happy mail yesterday!!! Glad we are friend on FB I get to see all your updates ...... the blonde in me for some reason was not following your blog ..... what is up with that?? Great give away today ....... one of the ones I do not have..... thanks for the change to win although I am not a very lucky girl with drawings:) Have a great day!!!

Kara said...

i have followed you on google reader for a while, but I have added myself to your blogger follower list as well:) One of my favorite products is ribbon. I use it on just about every project. I am especially in love with pti saddle stitch ribbon and i am working on having it in every color! Thanks for the chance to win such an awesome prize!!

Suzanne said...

Amy, thanks for the award. I loved your video. You have the sweetest voice. Have you called in to PTI Radio yet? Thanks for being a great & generous friend. Enjoy your goodies and Happy Sweet Sixteen.

Oh yeah, favorite products. Definitely my impression plates. Although, my Ranger foam blending tool is a VERY close second! I don't think it ever gets put away. LOL

I'm Renee said...

I saw my name and just broke into tears...
you are a DOLL!
Thank you SO much...
with all of heart:)
I don't know what 8 things about me that I can tell that I haven't already told...
this is why I don't work for the FBI...
I talk too much and nothing is secret.
OH! There's actually a story there...
And I'm following now...
I'm such a num-num...
I'm a lurker and why I don't just click "follow" when I'm somewhere instead of always searching...
that's why I'm a num-num!
Fav things...
Mtn Dew
vanilla caramel latte
80's hair bands...
my list never changes.
But if you're looking for paper related...
it depends on the day of the week...
and possibly what undies I'm wearing...
love it all! :)
Happy Sweet Sixteen!

Kristin said...

I *loved* your video of your prize package... so fun! My fave product is one that you are giving away :-) dies that match stamp sets! I have no idea why it took companies so long to figure that out, lol! Thanks for the chance to win!

Yvonne said...

You are very welcome for the award! I am having so much fun being on the design team with you and can't wait to get to know you better. I loved your video yesterday and am SO JEALOUS of all those goodies you received!!!
How fun that you are having a Sweet Sixteen for your blog. What a great idea! Congratulations!
My favorites would be Coffee, Chocolate and my kiddos; however, my newest favorite is my Craft Room. It's brand new and I'm loving having all my treasures in one place for me to use.
{Hugs} from your Design teammate!
Following you is a must :)

IamDerby said...

awww thanks! You are too sweet! Happy 16!!!

Melissa said...

Thanks for the award, Amy! And I love your fun idea for a sweet 16 celebration!

I'm a follower and my favorite product would be dies, specifically the mat stack dies!!

Thanks for the chance for this great prize!

Sue said...

Thanks for offering this great prize!! I just saw the video of you "the opening" of your box of goodies.
My favorite product is the dies - especially those that go with a stamp set.
Happy Sweet Sixteen!!


Michelle said...

Congratulations Amy and a big thankyou for the blog award.
One Favourite products is Ribbon I cant get enough of it as you may have already guessed.x

Cathy Weber said...

Wow, Amy! Thank you so much for the blogger award. I was very touched. I already follow your blog, love the cards you made and I think you know PTI is my favorite things. Non-craft related favorite thing is kind of silly, but I love to watch Survivor with my husband and daughter. It is a ritual and I only hope that show lasts until she is out on her own. Thanks for the chance to win, loved all the fun stuff you got to open yesterday.

Becky Carafa said...

Thanks for the award! I don't have this set or die yet, so I'd love to win, thanks for the chance! Hmmm, my favorite product is dies, LOVE THEM. I follow you on my reader, and just added myself to your blog followers.

Debbie Gaydos said...

You are such a sweetie! Thanks so much for the blogger award... I will try to get it posted and passed on tomorrow! ♥
Hmmm favorites... so many, but I'm going to have to go with impression plates, I just love that little extra bit of texture and dimension that they add! :)

Katy Apicello said...

Since yseterday I am a follower of your blog - and not just for the giveaways.. I love following the blogs of my fellow forum members. :) How did I not see your blog before yesterday??

Anyway, my favorite things? To name a few: Micheal, our daughters, Papertrey.. This could go on all day so I will spare you and end with a thank you. You are so gracious to share some of your winnings!

The MadStamper said...

Wow! 16???? CONGRATS!!!!! :) I am a brand new follower and am excited to have found you! :)

will said...

Yay! Thanks for the award, Amy! :) I'm honored! So glad to call you friend.

My favorite product is my Big Shot. I use it almost every day and it has helped me become a better crafter!

Loved getting to know you a little better. (I used to hate spaghetti, too!)

Laura Isham said...

Darn it, darn it, darn it! I did it again!!! Will=Laura Isham. He was signed in and I didn't realize it until I hit publish.


Suzanne said...

Woo Hoo! Happy 16! You are just too cute, Amy! I loved reading about you -- spaghetti? Really? My grandmother is from Italy and she probably would have disowned me! I could eat it every day. I love it.

Jessica Wekenman said...

Happy Sweet Sixteen to you! My favorite product right now would have to be PTI's Doily Detail dies! I am just addicted to them! Thanks so much for the chance at your lovely blog candy!

carmen said...

love coming to visit, my fave is pti and mft, but i guess i love it all thanks

Two Rivers Soap Company said...

I love all the PTI dies. The dress form is on my wish list!

Congratulations on your blog birthday!


Speanburg4 said...

Happy Sweet Sixteen! My favorite product (right now) would have to be my impression plates. I just got the PTI Tin Types and love it!

steph said...

Woo Hoo! Happy Sweet 16! I have MANY favorite things, but I love my PTI and I love Market Street Stamps! So excited for your giveaways!