Oh my lord, I didn’t even realize until it was literally just a few days until my lil’ blog’s birthday! This precious pitter-pat officially went live three years ago on November 12th… Or was it the 14th? I honestly forgot HAHAHA (<– shameless + pathetic)

I feel so old now, having been in the blogosphere for three years. And honestly, I feel like I don’t want to be too sentimental about this. My blog has been a permanent part of my life for sooo long and I know it will continue being so for a veeery long time πŸ™‚ And that’s all there is to say about that.

I want to take this moment, instead, to thank all of you 700+ beautiful bumble bees who have been here with me. Whether that has been since two or three years ago or just an hour ago. Thank you so much. You all have inspired me countless times and I look forward to being inspired by all of you in the next year <3

Also: how timely is this!

I finally (FINALLY) finished cleaning the autumn watercolor graphic elements I did last September.

This is free. Like seriously. I promise your postman won’t deliver any unexpected bills from me to your doorstep, cross my heart.

These are all in PNG format and have transparent backgrounds so you can put them on any image of any color with no hassle. You can click on the image above if you want to download all of them at once. But if you have an eye for only one or some of them, click here to download your desired graphic elements individually.

Should you download it, linking to my blog or mentioning me is not necessary but very much appreciated πŸ˜‰

I only ask one thing: please do not sell or give away any or some or all of the graphics to any one else. You may direct them to this post so they can download their own copy and everybody’s happy, right? Right!

And another thing:

You know how I said in the title blog birthday giveawaySSSSS?

Because I have more than one! πŸ˜€

Okay so here’s how the other one goes. It’s kind of a bit more complicated. I dunno. And it’s not much. Maybe you won’t like it. I’ll let you be the judge of that. But anyway.

 

blog birthday giveaway

Dear Beautiful People of the Internet:

I had so much fun with my first artsy giveaway early this year. I mean: drawing those hands clutching a book for Ilsa, the book-reading pose for Lia, Sasha’s fabulous pink hijab, and Kiya’s camera. These were all things I haven’t drawn until then and I enjoyed doing all of them SO MUCH.

I couldn’t NOT do another artsy giveaway.

So here’s the gist of it all:

I’ll pick three (because 3rd blog birthday obvs) random people who will win either of the following:

art commission

 

An art commission. A stylized portrait of you or your persona (or the man/woman of your dreams) with a simple background, or maybe a simple illustration with minimal props, etc. So long as I could accomplish your illustration with pencil, ink, and watercolor, with a bit of digital added in there, I’m all for it!

Just two things I won’t draw: realistic portraits or any famous classical paintings like van Gogh’s Starry Night. Because 1) realistic portraits and classical paintings take too much time and 2) I’m not… classically trained.

Note: Sadly, this will not include any pretty gold frames and won’t be delivered at your doorstep. Though I would love to explore that in the future, for now this will be digital and a high quality image will be sent your way.

 

custom blog header

A header and/or other graphic elements. So like a blog header, or a logo, or pretty dividers and other bits and bobs you’ll want to make your blog prettier. All 100% handmade by yours truly and all 100% made only for you <3

Judging from my first artsy giveaway, the blog graphic one isn’t that popular and, I mean, I totally understand! I enjoy making my own blog pretty myself! But I’ve had people reach out to me asking if I do blog headers and stuff so I thought, “Why the heck not?”

3 Simple Things You Need to Do to Enter:

<3 Click here to tweet so others will know. Or if you don’t have a Twitter, just holler about it on your blog and link to this post. I’m not picky.

<3 Comment below which one you wanna win (and choose just one, okay?)

<3 And tell me one Super Awesome Blogger whose Super Awesome Blog you want me to check out πŸ™‚

I’m not really sure how many of you will enter–maybe more, maybe less. But anyway. This giveaway/raffle/thingy will run until the end of the year, December 31st 2017, and I’ll pick the winners sometime in January.

I wish you all the best of luck and hope you have a weekend as Super Awesome as you! <3

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Note: The last two photos are not mine. I only added text and image overlays on them. Thus, that is not my torso. Though I so wish that was my shirt </3

21 thoughts on “My Precious Potato Turns 3 + Blog Birthday Giveaways!”

  1. Oh my God congratulations! You like the Queen of the blocking world and I love you so much because you seriously inspire me all the time πŸ™‚ keep it up! Honestly though I’m so proud of you XX

    1. Elm oh my gosh you flatter me too much but what are you talking about??? YOU are the Kind Queen of the blogging world. I’m the Old Lady of the blogging world XD
      Seriously thank you so much. You too inspire me all the time with your honesty and the kindness you give to the world. I love you too <3

  2. Congratulations on reaching 3 years! It’s pretty impressive that you’ve stuck with it for so long πŸ˜€ And awesome about the giveaways!! Since I don’t have twitter I’d have to share it on my blog, so I just wanted to know if it has to be it’s own separate post? (It’s not a problem at all, I just thought I’d ask)

  3. Congrats! I really started enjoying reading your blogs. For the giveaway, I’m not sure which one to choose. I would take any, so you can just pick one which takes less time. πŸ™‚ I shared this on Twitter and I might also mention you on my next blog post. I really enjoy reading your blogs, and I also like hideaway girl and puggirl. Xx

  4. Woo! Happy Birthday to your wonderful blog! 3 years! How exciting. πŸ˜€ Your blog is always so inspiring so I’m looking forward to reading more posts in the years to come! <3
    And what fun giveaways! That's really sweet of you to do that for people. πŸ™‚
    I'd definitely be interested in entering the art commission one since I love your art so much and think that would be really neat. I just posted a new post a little bit ago so I'll be sure to do the shout out in my next post (since I don't have twitter). As for a snazzy blog I'd recommend, I'm gonna have to go with my real life bff's blog:
    https://cupcakesandmachetes.wordpress.com/
    She does various reviews on books, baked good recipes, and posts cute pics of her pets, so there's all kinds of fun stuff going on at that blog. πŸ™‚
    Hope you're enjoying your weekend so far, and congrats again on this blogging milestone!! <3

    1. Aww thank you so much! I look forward to reading more of your awesome posts and comments as well!
      Gotcha! And ooh those are fun topics! I’ll definitely check out her blog! Thanks again! Hope you’re having a great weekend too! ❀

  5. Awww I came back to the blogging world at the right time! Happy HAPPY birthday to your blog Kate! πŸ™‚ It deserves all the success it has because you’re such an awesome, amazing human being ❀️ Time to celebrate with cold treats!!! (PS your creativity and kindness is jaw-dropping πŸ™‚ )

  6. OMG OMG OMG Kate you are such a queen!! I can’t believe you’ve been blogging for 3 years asdl;fjfdks. You deserve all the amazing followers you have and I hope your blog will continue to succeed!! <3 And omg you KNOW I love your art so I'm definitely entering your giveaway! (I don't have a Twitter but I'll be sure to mention your giveaway at the end of my next post! <3)

  7. I’LL NEVER STOP KATE <3 <3 <3

    Also I just realized that I'm super stupid and didn't choose one that I'd want to win. SO. I think I might want that art commission?? I totally would've gone for the blog element thing because you're a QUEEN at designing, but I do have someone else who's working on my design (who's ALSO a design queen)! And that person will be my Super Awesome blogger ahaha — Madeline @ reveriepages.com! I absolutely love love love her and her blog and she's so amazing and sweet and is honestly THE aesthetic queen, and she deserves so many more followers than she has right now!!!

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