Sunday, April 3, 2011

mmmcrafts is three!


Comments are closed! Thanks everybody!

Another year of manic craft blogging has slipped on by. Mmmcrafts turned three at the end of March and I'd like to have a leetle celebration. Really, it all comes down to you people. Feedburner informs me that over 5000 of you have subscribed to the feed, and Google tells me that I have 2000+ following. That is really staggering to me. Have I told you lately how much I appreciate each and every comment you make, and how generally awesome all Mmmreaders are? I love it when you send me photos of things you make, share your faith, encourage mine, tell me funny crafting stories, and pass along cool links.


I give all glory to God for any creative talent He might have given me, but you guys keep the blogger in me going. You are unfailingly supportive and effusive and always stand at the ready with helpful suggestions when needed ("Maybe drink some coffee?"). You help to keep me honest by gently pointing out things like, why am I wasting time making something I found out several posts ago will look perfectly hideous on me. Why indeed. Sometimes I need reminding of these things.


It sure feels like an awful lot has happened over the last year. I'm so looking forward to finally being able to blab about my contributions to the craft books that are coming out in the summer and fall. It's going to be pret-ty exciting for me to see the final result of all that creative panic back in October and November, I can tell you that.

 

And I lurve the new mmmcrafts Facebook page, where I feel free to randomly comment about creative goals, mishaps, caffeine consumption and how chocolate is key to creativity. Thanks to so many of you who are 'likers'. Having the FB page really fills in a missing gap in the blog for me because the interaction with you guys is so much more immediate and chatty and I don't feel like something has to be post-worthy to put it out there.


(small flourish of trumpets) And now for the birthday festivities! As a small thank you, I'd like to give away two sets of three handmade birthday scrap cards (envelopes included), made by my own unmanicured hands. If you are like me, you always need a birthday card for someone. Just make one comment and be sure to include your email address so I can contact you if you are one of The Chosen Ones. I'll randomly draw the number of the winners on Wednesday.

And thanks for being wondrous. Here's to year four.

65 comments:

  1. Congrats, congrats - and I hope you keep going at least 15 years more! After that, you may take a little vacation - for a week or so..! :-D

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  2. yes, i could always use some birthday cards (& i prefer to give handmade ones), so please enter me in your giveaway ~ thank you !

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  3. Congrats!! These cards are precious!

    greenletterday at yahoo dot com

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  4. happy 3 years!!! congratulations!

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  5. Congratulations!! These are gorgeous cards. Love them!!!

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  6. congrats

    ldruding@hotmail.com

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  7. My congratulations on your blog anniversary. I'm one of 2000+ followers who used to read your blog to get inspiration or just admire your crafts and great talent. I'm from Ukraine, a far away country. I would love to have anything of your collection, including these awesome cards.
    My email pemakhova.m@gmail.com

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  8. Yours was one of the first craft blogs I stumbled upon, and a source of great inspiration to me. Thank you! I'm so happy for all your success.

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  9. Happy Birthday und Congratulation to such beautiful blog und handmade things.

    many greetings
    Annette

    (p.s. sorry about my english, but it is long time ago that I had it in scool)

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  10. Congratulations! Keep the craftiness coming, I love reading your blog.

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  11. WOOO! I just discovered this blog two months ago and have been blown by the amazing creativity on here, and from a fellow Christian too! Love your work!

    Cynthia

    c_p_hebert@hotmail.fr

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  12. Happy Birthday! I love your blog and I love how your love for Christ shines through everything you do!

    jolieklassen@gmail.com

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  13. Congrats, Larissa, and Happy Birthday! That is pretty amazing...5000 readers! But you've earned it with all your beautiful creativity. I love your simple, clean style, and I love your color feel. Have a wonderful day!

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  14. Happy Birthday! Love your blog and amazing projects!

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  15. Happy Birthday! Love your crafts and amazing ideas!

    jlschroll at gmail dot com

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  16. Happy Birthday, and thanks for all the beautiful craft inspiration! I look forward to lots more (including that duvet cover and shams! ;) ).

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  17. Happy Blogiversary!

    ayeletloran @ hotmail.com (no spaces)

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  18. Happy Bloggerversary!

    The birthday cards look amazing. I appreciate your generosity.

    *My email address is in my Blogger profile.

    Happy Crafting,
    Libby

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  19. I'm one of 2,000!:) Awesome cards, I'd love to win!

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  20. Happy Birthday mmmcrafts!! I adore your blog. We made your bookmark Valentine's this year and they were such a hit. Thank you for the inspiration and love!

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  21. Happy Birfday! ;o) Your blog is so inspiring!! Love it! God bless!

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  22. Happy Blog-o-versary! 3 is such a lovely thing to be! When I get home from work and read my subscribed blogs, I always keep yours 'til the very end 'cause I like to save the best for last! True! (and thanks)

    fischfais at yahoo dot com

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  23. Congratulations on three years of blogging! I always love to come visit with you and see what you are working on. I can't wait to see what this Fall did for you. That is very exciting!

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  24. Happy Blogoversary! I love following your site. Your cards are gorgeous! Thanks for the opportunity to win them.
    tech.king.58@gmail.com

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  25. Happy Website Birthday!

    tehg33kgir1 AT gmail DOT com

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  26. Congratulations Mmmcrafts! Keep up the fabulousness!

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  27. Happy birthday, mmmcrafts! I enjoy reading your blog. Your blog is the blog that got me hooked on reading craft blogs.
    Melissa B.

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  28. I LUV your blog! I am so addicted and inspired. Thanks for putting so much hard work into your photos and info.
    maggie.marie.7@gmail.com

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  29. Congrats! And thanks for the years of fantastic craft sharing!

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  30. Happy birthday! The blog is great and I love to see what you are up to each week. You are very blessed in your craftiness, your family and your friends indeed...and it is clear you don't take it for granted. Cheers to another great year!

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  31. these are beyond precious
    LOVE IT LOVE IT
    LOVE IT

    xoxo
    bB
    please stop by my new site
    www.itsybitsybrianna.wordpress.com

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  32. Happy 3 years! Love these cards and have to say that your blog is one of my top 5 faves!

    Megan
    mokruhlik(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. Congratulations. I have been so inspired by your blog, to try things i wouldn't have thought of, and to branch out in new areas of crafts. Can't wait to see what else you have coming. Cute cards.

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  34. Conrgratulations!! I'm looking forward to the next three!

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  35. Your sense of style, color, and design are a constant inspiration to me! Keep up the good work!

    kelli_s1@yahoo.com

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  36. Congrads on 3 years! As always I love reading your blog and thanks for the giveaway! laniamore@gmail.com

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  38. Happy Birthday! Thanks for the worship notes page. All the kiddos at my church love it!

    tammyhuffaker at yahoo dot com

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  39. Congratulations! You have inspired me to start a blog and I hope to have half as many followers as you when I am three! Love your work, keep it up for many more years!

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  40. I have just recently found your blog after purchasing a pattern from you on Etsy. I used that pattern to make some wonderful gifts for my sons teachers and I was hooked! I go to your blog during times of high work stress - clams me right down! Thank you!

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  42. Happy 3rd Bloggerversary! Love all the fabulous ideas you share, keep up the good work.

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  43. Congratulations on three years - you've certainly packed a lot of crafting into them! Many beautiful things :D

    heather dot iveson at gmail dot com

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  44. Congrats! laurasienas (at) gmail (dot) com

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  45. Happy Birthday! When I grow up I want to be just like you! :)

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  46. Happy blog birthday!! I love reading all your posts, although I rarely comment.

    meglutenfree at gmail dot com

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  47. Happy, Happy Third Birthday Mmmmcrafts! :) I've enjoyed every post so far! Thanks for all the time and effort given to share your lovely creations with us.

    emrichkh@comcast.net

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  48. Happy happy blogbirthday - love your blog and work - god bless u
    Naomi at mozniv@gmail.com

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  49. thanks for the chance!
    julie dot m dot mall at gmail dot com

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  50. Happy birthday! Love the cards and your blog. I always find inspration here!

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  51. Happy birthday- a great achievement- I am just coming back to craft after many years in the crafting desert and love the projects and ideas here,even though I'm on the other side of the world! That's the fascination with blogging- it reaches everywhere. Best wishes!

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  52. Happy Birthday MMMCrafts. Always love to see what you are doing! Love that you too are seeking to serve God! Please enter me in the give away!

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  53. Hurray, Larissa! Your blog is one of my favorites. :) Congrats.

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  54. Love your blog. Happy happy birthday!
    sewhappyeverafter at att dot net

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  55. Yay for turning 3! Do you know how nice it is to read a blog by a Christian SAHM who loves Jesus and her family as much as you do? And you're talented, to boot! I've definitely sent people your way to read your stuff, so keep it up! :)

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  56. yay! congrats on three years! love your mmmmcrafts!
    purejoycreative at gmail

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  57. congrats on your blogiversary larissa. everything you make is always so beautiful!

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  59. Love the blog--so inspiring! jillmcourser@gmail.com

    www.domesticreformation.blogspot.com

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  60. Happy 3rd Blogiversary! :) Here's to many more! Love the cards, they are gorgeous.

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