Blog birthday and a giveaway!

13 Jan 2013


This time last year I wrote my first blog post. I wasn't sure if it was something I would keep up or if I would enjoy it, but after reading many others blogs for a while I thought I would give it a go and I'm so glad I did! I never imagined when I started this little space I would meet so many lovely people and make so many wonderful friends.

This blog was intended to be a record of both my family and my scrapbooking, something I really enjoyed  at the time! But it has since become a kind of scrapbook of it own, an online journal of the things we do to look back on.

Anyhow this year I'm hoping to do a little more scrapbooking, I sometimes miss the crafty side - the cutting and sticking and the pretty papers. I thought I would try a smash book to keep all my bits and pieces in, somewhere to stick in my Instax photos and all the little bits and bobs I collect.






I also bought another Smash book and a few bits as a giveaway, as a thank you for all your visits and your wonderful comments and support over the last year.






The prize is: a mod style smash book, patterned tape, label clips, plastic pockets and giant bands to hold the book together. It would make a great journal or maybe a place to keep recipes or magazine cuttings.

If you would like to enter just leave a comment below and be a follower of scraps of us. The giveaway will end on the 24th January and I will pick a winner at random on the 25th Jan. I am happy to post worldwide. Good luck lovely people x

40 comments :

  1. Me please! I love your smash book idea. And a very happy blog birthday! x

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  2. Lovely, would be great to enter! Very best wishes for the 1st anniversary! Jo x

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  3. happy bloggy birthday, caroline! I think we all start out wondering whether blogging will be a good fit for us.. for me it has become very therapeutic :) lovely photos, what a sweet idea x

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  4. hello, please enter me thank you! I like the idea of making an inspiration journal.
    glad you have enjoyed your first year of blogging! Heather x

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  5. Me please! Happy blog birthday. Scrap booking is something that is on my todo list, your giveaway is inspiration!

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  6. Happy blog birthday Caroline ... wishing you many more ... and what a lovely giveaway ... but I think I might be a bit cheeky if I entered after winning your last fabulous giveaway ... so count me out this time :) ... Bee xx

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  7. Puede participar de cualquier lugar del mundo?
    soy de argentina,me anoto por las dudas.
    me encanta tu blog
    besos
    ayez
    chicaparaiso@gmail.com

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  8. Me too please, lovely idea and a Happy Birthday to your blog, always enjoy looking at your lovely photo's. x

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  9. Wow! I only found you now through the Instax post you posted before this, and I love how the photos have draws on the edges. It's such a simple but very cute idea!
    Therefore would love to enter this giveaway, and I am following the blog + pinterest!

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  10. Happy blog birthday! Here's to another great, scrapy year! :) x

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  11. happy blog birthday Caroline! I love your photos and your scrapbook is just lovely. I'd love to take part in your giveaway.

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  12. This is so lovely :) Congratulations on one year of blogging :)

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  13. hi caroline! happy blog birthday!! Scrapbooking is a really (lost) art and I adore what you do, though I don't usually leave comments here.
    I'm also a scrapbooker.
    I'm Victoria, from Argentina and would love to win those goodies!! (most of them aren't even available in my country!)
    oh, my mail: victoriapichel@gmail.com

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  14. Oh yes please, count me in! Penblwydd Hapus! (that's welsh for Happy Birthday...not just random jibberish!)
    x

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  15. Happy Anniversary! I started blogging in much the same way - admiring blogs from the comfort of the sofa before deciding to have a go. I remember being very nervous but in no time at all I took to it like a duck to water. The giveaway, you can count me in!
    June

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  16. That's a lovely idea for a giveaway! And congratulations on reaching the 1 year marker with your lovely blog. X

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  17. happy blog birthday Caroline! Lovely goodies too!

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  18. oooh yey such lovely things! Count me in :) x

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  19. Happy blog birthday!! Wow, this stuff looks great! x

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  20. Happy blog birthday Caroline, your giveaway looks ace, what a lovely idea!

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  21. Happy birthday to your blog Caroline. I am glad you started yours, I do love to stop by and admire your beautiful photographs.

    Love the giveaway. I've never really explored scrap booking but something tells me it would be a hobby I would love!

    Gillian x

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  22. Yay Happy Blog Birthday!! I love your blog so much, your beautiful photos and your unique voice create a space that is one of my favourites. I haven't kept a scrapbook since I was a kid but I've been thinking about it...I think it's something I'd really enjoy. Hope you've had a great weekend! Rachel xxx

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  23. The Smash book would be perfect for me -- I never seem to get around to really scrapbooking --- but I would love a more informal way to track our family's journey.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

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  24. Happy bloggy birthday Caroline. Someone had a smash book at my craft group recently and I was pretty impressed with it. Count me in for this giveaway if you would!:)
    Jo x

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  25. Hi!! Happy B-day!!!!
    That thinds are beautiful!! I want it all!!!
    I´m already follower of you!!
    Juliana
    mamyalaobra.blogspot.com
    jgaraoz@yahoo.es

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  26. Happy blog birthday - I think my fourth (or is it fifth one?) is coming up soon.

    Do you know I have never done any kind of scrap booking at all - you make it look ever so lovely though.

    I've got great plans with the fabric you sent me - I'll show all when I get it all together in my head.

    Good luck with the giveaway.

    Nina x

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  27. Happy blog birthday! I've never tried scrap booking but yours is so gorgeous! x

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  28. Happy Blog Birthday Caroline!! It's a lovely blog you've here, always with the loveliest of pictures. Count me in :)

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  29. Happy day to you and your nice blog! I just started following you a few days ago - I like it here : )

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  30. I love your blog! you've really inspired me :) count me in too!

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  31. Blogging has turned into so much more for me than just posting pictures and showing off my work. i've loved the community side of it, it's so nice to share ideas with like minded people and be inspired by such creative individuals. I agree though, sometimes it would be nice to actually hold the virtual scrapbook in my hands. :)

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  32. Count me in please, a very pretty giveaway! Happy 1 year to your blog and I always enjoy looking at your nice photographs! /maria

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  33. Happy birthday to your blog, this is so sweet!<3

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  34. Happy birthday!!! I love everything!!!
    Thank you for the opportunity
    Lauren

    currumichuti@gmail.com

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  35. Happy blogiversary!
    Folowing you, this is so cute, thanks for the chance!

    solarride.rivernik@gmail.com

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  36. Ooh yes please. And a very, very happy birthday to your delightful blog. I'm a big fan xx

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  37. ooh lovely prize, please count me in x

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  38. Great prise and great blog! choose me! I've had a crush on the SMASH stuff for awhile!!

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  39. Great prise and great blog! choose me! I've had a crush on the SMASH stuff for awhile!!

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  40. It sounds very interesting!
    i like the post very much keep it up
    Yah this blog is making a dfference. I love it.
    Buy AC online

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