Thursday, February 12, 2009

first birthday!



A year ago today I woke up in the morning with an "I could do it" thought... and did it! Started a blog:) Orange I glad I did!
So... to celebrate my beloved blogs 1st birthday I have a fun card giveaway for you:) I made these for CARDMIX, and am super pleased with the way they've turned out. If you would like to enter... just leave me a comment.
I'll draw a number from a hat on Sunday morning and let you know by afternoon.

128 comments:

carolyn Gavin said...

oh gosh! these are some of the cutest i've seen. so happy! and happy birthday to you!

nina seven said...

congrats on your blog's birthday! these cards are soooo much fun!

Anita said...

Happy blogiversary! I love your art work. Your give away has pulled me out of the shadows....

Marie said...

Happy birthday 9-- what a great blog too -- I love to start my blog browsing w/OYL :)

sfer said...

Why isn't it letting me post?!?
Ok... third try :-)

HAPPY BLOGGIVERSARY and thanks for the great giveaway!

Julie adore said...

Congratulations! I am fan of your illustrations! continue like that and even better!;)))

Little Brown Rabbit said...

Happy Anniversary! :)

These cards are so sweet. I love the colours and the designs are really fun and joyful.

My fingers are crossed!

Jillianevelyn said...

I adore your work, as well as these cards!
happy one year blog birthday! :)

m said...

Happy blog anniversary. Your images are inspiring. Thanks for sharing often.

sgonzalez said...

I love your work! Please pick me!!!

Amy said...

Congrats on your first birthday! I love looking at your blog, though I admit I rarely comment. Keep up the good work! (The cards are gorgeous!)

Lotje said...

I just love to look at your designs, they are so colourful and funny! So thank you for sharing them with us!

ickleson said...

oooo Happy Bloggy Birthday!
What a generous giveaway. x

Kelly Medina said...

Congratulations on 1 year! You have a great a blog and your constant illustrations is very inspiring. And what a fantastic series of cards!

Carm said...

One year! It seems like you've been doing this forever (in a GOOD way)! I love your blog and your style. Congrats!

hollysarah said...

happy blog birthday Helen! I've sure enjoyed it over the past year. :) Keep up the awesome blog!
xo holly

Bunny said...

Happy blogiversary!!

LuLu said...

Bonjour from Quebec, Helen! I have been following your blog for a little while and it is always such a treat to see your new illustrations. I get the same kick I used to get when I got a new book when I was a kid! Loooove your style, your colors, your spirit! Please enter my name in your giveaway! And when you have a minute, come over for a visit! Take care, LuLu

LuLu said...

OUPS! I forgot to congratulate your for your 1st birthday! Joyeux Anniversaire! LuLu

Chedder Fish said...

Yeah! Congratulations on your first Birthday!!

You are super inspiring and I love your updates. Keep on rocking!

Lyn said...

Happy First Blog Birthday!! Indeed I am glad that you started this blog too! I have been an avid reader for the past few months, and your work has never failed to amaze me!
And your giveaway is very lovely.
Thanks for sharing =)

Brenda McGowan said...

Happy Blog B-day, that's exciting! I love your blog and your beautiful designs, thanks so much for sharing them and brightening my day!

Laura said...

your work and blog make me SO VERY HAPPY! especially now as I am at home and am on my laptop trying to search for a job. you inspire me and others!

Happy Birthday!

julieua said...

Happy Blog Birthday!! And many more... Love seeing your designs and you have gotten me into the color orange, love it now:)

Jenn said...

Your creativity is truly an inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing it here for all of us to enjoy!!

Happy Birthday!!


Warmly,

Jenn
JLWalden1{at}gmail{dot}com

Adri@mielie.com said...

Happy Birthday, Orange You! We're so lucky you had that brainwave a year ago. Thanks for all the quirky beauty you send out into the world every day.

Toshimi said...

happy first birthday! your work is so amazing, i'm glad that you have this blog!

nick said...

A very merry blogbirthday, to you!

Laura said...

Happy First! I just had mine last week...isn't it crazy how fast a year can fly?
Lovely giveaway!

Cicada Studio said...

Happy 1st year! You've come a long way, baby!

made sweet said...

I'm so glad that you decided to start a blog! happy blog birthday, and thanks for celebrating it was a sweet giveaway.

Emma Loves Stitching said...

Happy 1st Blog Birthday!
I love looking at your blog, as a mum of 2 young boys I always feels inspired when I look at your beautiful artwork.

Your cards are lovely and would come in very handy for the boys friends birthdays coming up, Fingers crossed!!

gtka3 said...

Oh my Oh my! Happy Birthday to you! thanks to heaven, that you start this beautifull blog full of joy! Kisses

Artsy Momma said...

I am so happy you took the plunge of blogging you are a daily inspiration to me!

Creating Cupcakes said...

Super cute! Love your blog!

Linda said...

Cool! I follow your blog, love your illustrations!

Hazel said...

Happy Blog-Birthday, Helen! Your blog is an absolute inspiration, as is all your creative work...amazing stuff. And your cards are adorable, as always, so please pick MEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! Pretty please? :)

Wendi said...

Happy birthday! I'm glad you started your blog - it inspires me every day.

blockhead@wendigratz.com

jenny said...

congrats on the anniversary. I enjoy your blog and your etsy picks and thought I should de-lurk for a moment to tell you!

Rebecca said...

My little one's first bday is Wednesday! Pick me!!

Antoinette said...

Happy 1st! Great illustrations, as always.

Erin Donohue said...

Happy bloggiversary to you, happy bloggiversary to you, happy bloggivvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvversary, happy bloggiversary to YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOUUUU:)

Candice said...

Happy Blogday to you! You inspire me every day! Glad you followed your instinct and did it :)

zime said...

Another giveaway?? this is terrific.. happy bloggiversary!!!
(^v^)

PaisleyJade said...

Wow! Those are the best cards ever!

Just Charming said...

Happy Birthday, Orange You Lucky! I've enjoyed your art and style for some time now. It is so much fun to see what you think up on a daily basis! Congratulations.

Lara Brehm said...

happy birthday to you and your blog!!! :) your work is amazing! great giveaway idea! love it! :)
keep it up!

s a n s k u :) said...

Happy Blogiversary! I love visiting your blog.

ecojotter said...

bon blog-anniversaire! super cute cards! am so pleased to have been introduced to your blog by designerjots carolyn gavin ;)

oh and happy valentine's day too!

Prue said...

Happy Blog Birthday. Your's was one of the very first blogs I found and even before I was totally immersed in blogdom and new about subscribing etc I had your blog as a favourite in my internet browser. I love your colours, designs, everything. Well done and enjoy your day!!

rhymeswithfun said...

many congratulations and happy 1st birthday! your blog makes me happy and i love reading it! here's to many more years :)

Dee Beale said...

Oh gosh! a Skinny la minx giveaway and an Orange you lucky giveaway all in one day!

downstairs Designs said...

Congrats! I have your pictures all over my house and they make me smile every day, especially "coffee with Owl". I love your work, thanks for sharing!

GeorgiaPeachez said...

Wow! I would fall out on the floor if I won this, I luv, luv, luv your artwork! xo, suzy

Elizabeth Holcombe said...

Your art is fabulous!~~I lurk your blog all the time!~~Love this give-away!~~~XXOO, Beth

Julia said...

Yahoo!! Happy blog birthday!!
(I *heart* your art!-hoping with fingers crossed I win!!)

ren said...

happy blogthday! i've been being quietly inspired by your art for sometime, apparently it take the opportunity to win some to make me speak up! but either way, silent or commenting, i think your stuff is amazing.

Helen Pickup said...

Ah please! I wanna win! I wanna win!

louise35flower said...

Happy Birthday! Love your wonderful, colourful blog!

ag said...

I love your works ! Happy bloganniversary!!! Your greeting cards are so sweet, oh I'd like to win them so much

everydaygrace said...

Congratulations! I'd love to win these darling cards!!

Swirlyarts said...

Oh how exciting - count me in! And Happy Blog Birthday!

Frizz said...

Oh - count me in. Happy Blog Birthday!!

Cary said...

Happy Bloggy Birthday! Please add me to the drawing!

Pamela Kirkpatrick said...

Happy Birthday to your blog!

I'm very glad you had that notion to start...

:)

Li-Le Kunterbunt said...

Happy Birthday von den Kunterbunts

Die Karten sind wirklich klasse und ich drück mir mal ganz fest die Daumen...

Liebe Grüße
Iris

Mallory said...

a very merry blog birthday!

i'd love to win - that "if friends were flowers..." card is the cutest of cute. but so is everything you do... haha.

life without novacaine said...

Fabulous Cards! I just heart your blog and visit frequently. Congratulations on your anniversary!!

pklaw said...

Happy Birthday! Good for you for taking the leap - aren't you glad you did. Your work is amazing and unique! Best wishes!

Jen said...

your blog is so inspiring!!!! Happy 1st Bday!

Britt said...

I just found your blog a week or so ago, and I absolutely LOVE it. So Happy birthday! It's so bright and colourful and so cheerful!

Emjie said...

Oh wow! These look great. Oh! I hope, I hope, I hope I win...

bethbeng said...

Your blog is a spot of sunshine in my day. Had no idea you'd just been at this at a year; I've probably been reading for 6 months. Happy 1st anniversary! Your work makes me smile, inside and out. Keep it up!

Charisa said...

Happy blogday! :)

Rhiannon said...

Congratulations!

I just love your designs. :)

emily said...

Happy 1 yr anniversary! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your artwork.

Kasie @ ~The Art of Life~ said...

Happy Bloggy Birthday!!
Your blog always makes me smile and brightens my day. :)

Anonymous said...

Happy blog-birthday!

Naomi said...

happy blogiversary! Your cards are so much fun... it would be hard to give them away!

Heather Jerdee said...

Happy Happy Birthday to your blog!!!!!

Lin said...

Happy happy blog birthday! I would love the chance to win these beautiful cards!

Jean said...

I love your artwork, I think its brilliant!

Encore Bride said...

Congratulations on your blog's birthday!!!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful work with us, I would love to win your cards.

Oi-Lai said...

Happy Blog Birthday! I hope you will continue to delight all of us here in the blogosphere with the fruits of your bottomless creativity which we so enjoy!!

ellencrimitrent said...

love the cards Helen and congrads on your year anniversary!!

metrochic said...

happy blogiversary, helen! thanks for sharing your genius with us!

mushroommeadows said...

Yay for your blog's anniversary!!! :) Congrats! :)

playfulmeowz said...

Happy anniversary. I am really glad you started your blog, it's inspirational and I love it. Love your cards too!

tula said...

Congratulations, Helen! Your blog's birthday is very close to my blog's birthday. :)

You are a genius and completely inspirational and I can't worship you enough!!!!

xoxo

helene magnusson said...

Bon anniversaire ! Quelle gaité, que de couleurs et de jolies petites filles !

Christy said...

happy happy blogversary! All the best to you! cheers! xx

heather said...

Aaaah!!!! Happy 1st year blogging! and thanks for sharing your wonderfull talents!!!
♥♥♥

Keep blogging!! :)

anne happy panda said...

joyeux blog anniversaire!

Carol & Eddy said...

happy blog-a-versary! you're so kind to give away your lovely work :-)

monda-loves said...

Happy Blogiversary!You have some lovely cards there - please enter me for the draw - so generous :o)

Monda
x

Sabina said...

HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY! And thank you for a whole year of inspiration.
Wow, are you serious?!! A giveaway with your georgous stuff, I just gotta join!
Love from Sweden <3

Jamie said...

Congratulations and Happy Blog Birthday!!!! You're so inspiring and I love following your blog!!!

Ali said...

Happy Blog Birthday!

jean said...

congratulations on your first year of blogging! i love the site, it's really cheerful and inspiring. :)

Lucy Joy said...

Congrats! and i'm comment 100!! :) Such a lovely blog, my fave to visit everyday, keep up the brilliant work xx

Cheryl said...

Congrats and Happy Blog Birthday! Thank for sharing your designs and stories with us. xx

dropstitch said...

I can't believe you've only been blogging a year - you seem like such a seasoned blog pro! Love your designs :)
Laura x

Jess said...

Happy birthday, Helen's blog! I LOVE your work.

Rocoloko said...

Happy Birthday Orangeyoulucky! Thanks Helen for being such an inspiration to me this year. Rocoloko X

Kitsch and Curious Elaine said...

Haven't been following blogs for a year yet. I tend to 'lurk' on yours. Such beautiful designs, you don't need words from me! I'm in the UK, so may not qualify for your giveaway, but thought I'd congratulate you anyway!!

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Jill Phillips said...

Congratulations Helen! You are an inspiration xxx

hiu ♥ said...

congratulations! your lines are a wonderful inspiration and oh-so-lovely.

XO from BRASIL!

Anonymous said...

Love your work! Love it so much that I had a puzzle spread commissioned by you when I worked at chickaDEE magazine (does flattery help my chances of winning?)

whatkatiedid said...

Happy blogiversary! thanks for the giveaway, your work is as inspiring as always :)

ninainvorm said...

Oh, super nice! You're only blogging for one year now, buth your blog is already filled to the brim with beautiful inspiration... Keep up the good work! (you probably will cause you are so productive! Everytime I come here there seem to be some new gorgeous patterns and designs.)
cheers, Nina

Kerri said...

Happy Birthday, Orangeyoulucky!! I love all your ideas and bright colors!

Sarah said...

I absolutely love your work and would be *thrilled* to win the cards.

lisa currie said...

these are just goregous :D i'm really impressed with your illustration style - so bold and fun ♥ i'll be keeping an eye on this blog....

Vivien Dumpangol said...

happy anniversary to your blog. i've been reading your blog for the past year and still loving it till today!

Jill R said...

Congratulations and happy blog birthday! Your designs are very inspirational and adorable, keep up the good work!

Emily said...

I am a HUGE fan of your work, it's really lovely! Happy Blog Birthday!

Kokeshi said...

I love your art, I am awaiting your future "Art of" book full of your art and patterns (hint, hint)! Happy Blog Birthday! ^-^

Natascha Rosenberg said...

Wow! One year already!! Happy anniversary!!!

Electronic Goose said...

Happy blog birthday! Fun giveaway!

Renee said...

Congratulations!!! from Mexico
Hope had another wonderful year.
Happy Valentines!!! :)

elliottsurf said...

Happy Birthday! Orange you glad you started this blog? I am so very grateful for the Fab.u.lous inspiration!

Silvia Falqueto said...

Congrats! Your blog is lovely, have a happy blog-birthday. : )

Soru said...

ooohhh!!! Congratulations!!! I can't let pass this wonderful giveaway!!! I love your work, lots of inspiration!!!

Kisses from Spain!!!

Leslie said...

Your blog is beautiful!

Debbie Meyer said...

Oh no! It's Sunday morning!! I hope I didn't miss the giveaway. I really love your work, Helen. It's fantastic. Congratulations on a great year of blogging.

Heather Moore said...

Happy blog birthday! I missed your giveaway by a mile, but wish you could have won mine! xx

nororu said...

Omedeto!!! Congratulations!!! Felicidades!!! Wow! 1 Year! That's so great! Actually I've always wondered how you manage to design, keep a blog, be a mother, daily chores, etc! Maybe you can pass on the knowledge?! Yay! Wishing you all the good and kindness this world has to offer! May you have many years of happiness with this great blog!