Thursday, April 2, 2009

100K Blog Candy

Thank you for visiting my blog while I was in Hawaii last week. While I was gone, you surpassed the 100,000 hits mark! That means, it's time for some blog candy!!

To be entered in the drawing for this blog candy, please leave a comment on this post and tell me your favorite Occasions Mini catalog product or stamp set. (Haven't seen the Mini yet? Check out the link on the left sidebar!) Please include your email address with your comment so I can contact you if you win! I'll use Random.org to select one winner on Monday, April 6 at 9:00 pm (Central Time).

This 100K Blog Candy includes a taste of products from the Retro Fresh Style Watch (see page 10 of the Spring-Summer Catalog) including: 4 blank Pacific Point cards, Good Morning Sunshine DSP, So Tweet Chipboard pieces, Hooray Designer Hardware, Kiwi Kiss Ribbon, Rose Red Ribbon, and Summer Sun Corduroy Buttons.

I'm always looking at the "numbers", so for those of you who are also interested, here are some more blog stats, as of today, 4-2-09:

  • Days Blogging: 308
  • # of Posts: 308
  • # of Hits: 102,308
  • Stamping Top 500 Rank: 133

It's hard to believe I've been at this less than a year. I feel like I've been blogging forever! Thanks for "following" and for sharing a little bit of your day with me!

71 comments:

Sharon said...

Julie,

Love reading your blog. It's so inspiring. I think my favorite sets from the Occasions Mini catalog will have to be Matchbox Messages and Great Friend since they both have stamps that coordinate with the Matchbox die.

Stefanie said...

Love your blog! Thanks for the continued inspiration! I would have to say that my favorite item from the Occasions mini catalog is the Walk In The Park designer paper. The color combination is fabulous and the possibilities are endless!

Heidi said...

Just checked out the new mini catalog...my favorite stamp is the one about I'm turning into my mother...lucky me...But my favorite set is Just Beachy..love those crazy looking fish...thanks for the opportunity for some awesome blog candy...

mamichelle said...

Oooh, nice candy!! Congrats on so many hits!

I love the garden set (can't remember the name though). It has a bench, boots,etc.

Amanda said...

I would have to say my favorite is the oval scallop punch along with the stamp set. Can I pick two items that are my favorite?

Congrats on the 100K!

Nancy said...

Congrats, Julie, on your blog hits. You have an awesome blog! Thanks for your inspiration! My fave from the mini is the "great friends" stamp set. Thanks for the chance to win!

Lisa Wright said...

Julie,
I don't post comments much, but I check your blog everyday! You always have beautiful cards and projects! My favorite things from the mini are the scallop oval punch, along with the Oval All stamp set. I also think the printed window sheets are cool. Didn't SU have the blank window sheets a while back?

Lauren said...

Congrats, Julie! I just love your blog. You have provided so much inspiration to me. I am in love with almost everything in the Occasions Mini...I think Matchbox Messages tops my list though. Can't wait to celebrate 200K hits with you! lauren@sweetlystamped.com

Stacey Schafer said...

Yummy blog candy, Julie! I'm loving the Very Versatile stamp set from the Occasions mini...it is a classic. But, playing with the new Matchbox die and messages set has been fun:) Congrats on 100K blog hits!

jennifer said...

There are too many to pick just one! Love the DSP and Big shot Die with the mathching Label stamp set.

Jeanette said...

How fun. My favorite items in the mini is the train track wheel. I can't wait to get it and use it. Thanks for your inspiration.

Maria said...

Julie,

Love your blog and all the wonderful inspiration!!! You have so many refreshing ideas! I love the new oval scallop punch and the coordinating stamp set... endless possibilities with that group!! Keep up the great work!!

sherry said...

I like the Oval All stamp set with the oval scallop punch. I bought both on the pre order special.

Kelly said...

Congratulations on your 100k hits! It has been so fun to see your SU creations over the last year! I can't wait for the new set "Scene from a Garden" so I can try out my coloring skills! Here's to another 100K and MORE!!!

Trina said...

Congratulations, Julie! I can't just pick one favorite...I like the DSP, scallop oval punch, and the Just Beachy stamp set. Like Heidi, I love those fish! You do a great job!

carpediem said...

Congrats on all of your blog hits! I especially liked the 50th anniversary card that you posted a while back! My favorite product in the new mini is the oval scallop punch and co-ordinating stamp set! laura j

Brandi said...

Love your blog. My favorite set is the Golden Oldies. I've got lots of people that I think would love receiving cards made from that set. Especially my parents! Hee hee!

Veronica said...

Hi Julie - I've been following your blog for a couple of months and I love your work. My favorite thing from the mini catalog is the Oval All stamp set.

Veronica Correa
75rosas@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

You amaze me with your creative talent. My favorite, oh my, that would be the scallop punch. The new paper collection is a must too. Congrats on the hits!

Faye

Karen T said...

I love everything in the catalog but I guess my favorite is the Choo Choo set because we just added on a 16x20 room for my husband's train layout. It's already too small. Thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

There are so many great sets in the Occasions Mini Catalog. It is hard to choose. I think my favorite thing is the Matchbox Die and the Matchbox Messages set.

Love your blog,
Teresa
stamper64@comcast.net

Jeanna Bohanon said...

Hi Julie! Congratulations - I bet it feels so good! I love reading your blog and keep you on my reader so I never miss out. I love the new matchbox die and the new Soft Summer stamp set...
Thanks for the fun blog candy...that little owl is just too cute and I haven't tried the buttons yet, so I'm hoping I might get a chance in the near future ;)

Janet said...

My favorite new thing is the Scallop Oval punch! And the matching stamp set. I love when stuff is so completely easy for me to coordinate! I can't wait to get all my new stuff (coming Monday!). :)
And congrats! Your blog has made me want to blog! Some day soon...

Liz said...

Congrats on 100 000 hits! Pretty impressive for less than a year!

I have so many items on my must have list from the Occasions mini... it's hard to decide!

If I had to pick one, I think it would be Great Friend. Or maybe the scallop oval punch... so hard!

lapalika said...

Congrats on 100K! Just goes to show how great your bolg is. If I had to choose one, I'd say my favorite from the mini is Wagon Full Of Fun...you can do so many different things with that set. Hawaiiridges@aol.com

Cam said...

There are too many to list...the scallop oval punch and stamp set, the Great Friend, and the Golden Oldies. Of course, the Walk in the Park DSP. I love them all. Congrats on your 100K hits and thanks for a chance.
ctcao@earthlink.net

paperqueen said...

Definitely the scallop oval punch and the coordinating oval all stamp set. Many other products I love, but those are absolutely my favorites.
Congrats on all those hits...your blog is great, and you deserve every single one of them.
Eileen
eyeleeeen@optonline.net

Caryl P said...

Congrats on 100K! You give so much inspiration every day, and I love to stalk your talented projects. As for the occassions, I'm loving the Wagon Full of Fun and can't wait for the scallop oval punch! THanks for the chance at sweet candy!
cpstampin@gmail.com

peggy dianne bell said...

I love your blog . My favorite is the scalloped oval punch but I love everything else too. Love your blog candy hope to win. Dianne Bell

Linda said...

Your blog is very nice. I like the printed window sheets. Very cool and would make putting together a card a snap.
Thanks
Linda Read

S. Ferguson said...

Julie,

I'm enjoying your blogs daily...thank you! My favorite item is the new scalloped oval punch. Gonna have to get that!

jmniffer said...

Congrats on the 100K hits. I enjoy coming to your blog and checking out what you have done. I love punches and sizzix dies so the Scalloped Oval and Matchbox die are favorites as are the coordinating Oval All and Matchbox Messages stamp sets. Thanks for the chance to win. jmniffer

Janet Rohde said...

Congratulations. I really love the oval scallop punch the the Oval All stamp set.

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Mary said...

Julie,
I have recently found your blog and must tell you that your work is beautiful! My favorite thing from the mini is the great friend stamp set. I LOVE it!

Diane said...

Congratulations on your 100K blog hits! My favorite is Scenes in the Garden, I think but there are others I like almost as much.
Diane
http://www.stampinpuppies.blogspot.com

Mary Beth Fleury said...

Congrats Julie! Love checking your blog EVERY day!!! I love the Great Friend set and the DSP. Thanks for the chance to win some great blog candy!

Barb said...

Hi Julie

Congrats on your # of hits milestone :)

My favorite set in the mini is Very Versatile -- why ...because it is very verstaile :)

Anonymous said...

Definitely the Oval Allset and the scalloped oval punch. I think I'll use my recently purchased oval punch once I had this set and scallop punch to my set. Vivian L, vpwl80@hotmail.com

Michelle A said...

My favorite stamp set is the Sense of Time set and I love the scallop oval punch. Can't wait to get them! Thanks for all the great inspiration.

Colleen K. said...

Congrast on byour blog anniversary. I love your blog. It is always so much fun to see the projects that you come up with. Thanks for a chance to win some blog candy.
All of them are so cute in the mini, but so far my most favorite is "Great Friend."

Teri said...

Julie,

Gotta love the fish in Just Beachy. With a fisherman for a husband what woman could turn that one away. :)

Thanks for all you posts - love the inspiration you give!

Teri said...
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miriamdaniels@sbcglobal.net said...

Congrats on the BIG number! I really enjoy visiting your blog. :) My fav stamp set is Forest Friends and I can't wait to get the large oval punch too.

Thanks for the chance to win some teriffic goodies.

Mia from CA

Anonymous said...

I love your cards, you are very talanted. My favorite stamp set from the mini catalog is Very Versatile. I always look for word sets. Thank you Twila
franklintc@centurytel.net

Michelle said...

Great friend would be my favorite.
Congrats on 100k! That's awesome!

deandykes@yahoo.com said...

I love the scalloped oval punch. I need it!!!
Enjoy your blog

Aimee said...

I enjoy visiting your blog...there are always cute, new ideas.
My favorite item is probably the rub-ons, but I love punches, so I really like the Scallop Oval punch...I've already used mine quite a bit. Happy Blog Hits! :)

Aimee
aimeeg18@aol.com

StampinKris said...

I love the "oval All" stamp set and the matching scallop oval punch. They work together so beautifully

Kari said...

Thanks for your wonderful blog! I love stopping by and seeing what you have been up too! I would have to say that my favorite set in the mini would be Great Friend!!! Thanks for the chance to win some yummy goodies!

Clarice said...

Congratulations on your milestone! My favorite item in the Occassions Mini is the scallop oval punch. Here's to another 100K hits!

Regina said...

I love to look at your blog and I'm not surprised that you have racked up 100.000 Hits in such a short time. I'm a Google reader but I'm a bad commentator.
My absolutley stamp set is "The Golden Oldies"
Thanks for offering up such wonderful blog candy. It’s so generous of you!
Many greetings from Germany and many more hits to come
Regina

trekmom said...

There are a lot of things that I like in the new mini, but my favorite would be the new oval scallop punch.

Congrats! Love your blog.

Leslie said...

I am favorite from the Occasions Mini catalog is the oval scallop punch. I have found so many uses for the circle scallop punch that I can't wait to use the oval punch, too.

Regina Cornelius said...

congrats on your milestone! that is wonderful!! my favorite thing from the mini is the great friend stamp set...if i can only pick one ;) lol

Anonymous said...

You amaze us with your dose of inspiration. Keep up the good work! The decision of what is my favorite is hard...I think the scallop punch is first choice.

Faye

Angie said...

Congrats on the hits:) No surprise to me. My favorite item in the Mini: Great Friend, stamp set-Hands Down!!! This is an awesome set with tons of possibilites!! Thanks for the chance to win!

LeAnne Smith said...

Way to Blog Julie! Thanks for sharing a little piece of your world and your talents with us!
I've got to say, I'm loving the Matchbox die and love that there's more colors of the cord buttons! yah!!

Kellie B said...

I love the Matchbox Messages! Congtrats on so many hits!

Lori in KS said...

I love your blog. My favorite new item in the mini is the matchbox die.
Lori in KS

Anonymous said...

Hi Julie, Congrats on reaching 100K hits! I just discovered your blog and am anxious to look at all you've posted in the past! =-) I think it's a toss up for me--love the Great Friend set and the scalloped oval punch! Hope I win your blog candy--it looks fun and I've never won before! Thanks for all you share. Dawn Hoffman

Jennifer said...

just found your blog - lovely!
Fav set would be Great Friends, lovin' the matching rub-on's as well.

Kim L. said...

Congratulations on the blog hits! New to your blog via Kristina Werner's (congrats on making the Top 20 Color Roundup!)

kate connelly said...

Congratulations on reaching 100K hits! Your blog is fantastic. I would have to say that Very Versatile and Great Friend are my favorite sets from the Occasions Mini catalog.

Jean from jlfstudio said...

Congratulations Julie!

My favorite today at least is Soft Summer though I have to say this mini overall is terrific. The only set I really can't warm up to is Golden Oldies though I guess Many Mower doesn't exactly thrill me either. On the other hand lots of great new accessories with the Matchbox and scallop punch etc.

Scene from a Garden stole my heart first and its gone on from there!

Thanks for sharing the inspiration and the wonderful candy. You rock sister demo!

Hugs and blessings - Jean

Jaime said...

Congrats on so many hits! I just found your blog, but I know I will be visiting frequently!

Kathy said...

My favorite is the Very Versatile stamp set, but the products I have used the most are the Oval All stamp set and the Oval Scallop punch. Thanks for your inspiration and congrats on your hits.
kathy.winter@hotmail.com

for2nately said...

Hi there! My favorite from the new mini is Great Friend-that butterfly is just gorgeous! thanks for the chance to win!
Hugs,
Elizabeth

Lauren Yang said...

Congratulations to the BIG milestone!
I love your projects, so pretty & inspiring!
There are so many beautiful things from the Mini, but one of my favorite is "Great Friend" stamp set, the butterfly is just SO beautiful!
Thanks for offering the blog candy.

Lauren Yang
sloatyang@yahoo.com

JenniferL. said...

I just came across your blog recently and quickly added it to my blogroll, love it! Thanks for sharing.
jenniferluttrell@yahoo.com

Linda said...

Lovely Blog! Thanks for Sharing! The Razzleberry is definitely my favorite. I love all shades of purple and was happy to find this one since the last In Color group had no purple!

Linda Cary
lcary@skehan.org