Monday, December 7, 2009

250K Blog Candy

We are very much overdue for some blog candy!! Thank you for following my blog, for leaving me comments and feedback, and for being a part of my stamping journey. Sometimes it's a little strange to think about all the people out there who are following my blog and who, in a sense, know me...thought I've never met them and don't know anything about them. So, spill it, sister! Tell me who you are, where you're from (at least state or country), whether you're a demonstrator or a customer, and anything else you want to share! Leave a comment on this post and on Friday, December 11, at 2:00 pm Central Time, I will draw one random winner to receive this fabulous prize:

250K Blog Candy Includes:
* Love Bug (Level 1 Hostess Stamp Set)

* Notecards & Envelopes (set of 20)

Here's a sample I made using this stamp set and notecards. I love making really clean and simple cards like this. A little color and some glitter. The stamps just speak for themselves!

Oh! I almost forgot! There's one little catch. I'll post the name of the winner, but I'm not going to email you. The purpose of Blog Candy is to reward regular readers who follow my blog, not to give away free stuff to someone who just hopped over and happened to find blog candy. Not that you can't win if you're new to my blog. I'm just saying... if you don't continue to follow, you won't know if you won and the prize will go unclaimed. (sad face) So if you're new, welcome! If you've been following for awhile, thank you! And to everyone -- good luck! And I look forward to learning a little bit about each of you!

And for more for my record
more than anything else, here are the latest blog stats, as of today, 12-7-09:
  • Days Blogging: 568
  • # of Posts: 515
  • # of Hits: 254,185
  • Stamping Top 500 Rank: 96
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42 comments:

for2nately said...

Hi Julie! I've been following your blog for a couple months now. I love your projects and appreciate all you share with us! thank you for the chance to win!
hugs,
Elizabeth Fortuna

connys blog said...

Hi Julie,
thank you for the great blog candy. I´m from Germany and I love your blog. Every day I´m looking at yours to get new inspirations. I began with stamping after my first stay at Illinois 10 years ago and I can´t give it up. It´s like an obsession ;). I love the SU stamps, everything fits together you needn´t to go from one shop to another to get the accessoires.When I am stamping I forget the time, you too?
hugs and smiles
Conny

Glennis said...

Hi Julie, Thank you for your wonderful candy offer - it would be great to win it. Have just found your blog and will become a follower

Patricia Drybala said...

Hi Julie! I live in West Chester, Ohio, which is a northwest suburb of Cincinnati. I am a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, too. I've been following your blog for a while now (and will certainly continue to do so!). Keep up the good work! ... Patricia

Barbara Bird said...

Julie,
I enjoy your blog! As a demo, I love to see the ideas of other demos that are SUO, ang give inspiration and ideas to others. Thank you for sharing!

Barbara Bird

debbie said...

HEY Julie,
I check in on you blog everyday....just to see what's new. Thank you for all your hard work and the nice ideas you give us all. I'm an addicted su customer from PA. I just love your ideas....they are my "style". Happy Holidays and thanks for the chance to win some blog candy :0)
hugs,
Debbie

Véronique said...

Hi Julie,
I live in Quebec, Canada. I'm a new Stampin' Up addict. I've started making cards a few months ago and I love it. I've been following your blog for a few weeks to give me ideas and see all the possibilities there are with the products and I really like what you do.

Véronique

Tracy said...

Congrats on 250,000K!! That's amazing!! You only made it because you do such great work!!!

Mary Ashby said...

Hi there! We have actually met before (I drove up from St. Louis to attend one of Kim & Meg's downline meetings a few years ago and helped you with M&T's), but I stumbled across your blog a while back and rediscovered your greatness! ;) Thanks for all of the inspiration!

jmniffer said...

Hi Julie, Congrats on the 250K hits; that's awesome! I've followed your blog for quite awhile now. I am from Minnesota. I am not a demo, just a loyal SU! customer. I make cards and 3D projects for the most part, not a scrapbooker at all. Thanks for the chance to win.

Dorene said...

Hi Julie,
I have been following you since the first day I found you. Your one of the blogs that has "it", you know...the extra special something that just shines through..thanks for sparking creative juices in so many of us. I read from home every morning as a customer and stamp lover in the beautiful SF Bay Area. Dorene

Anonymous said...

Hey Julie, I hope you're doing well and that you indeed got your house decorated this weekend like you posted. I also follow some other blogs, including one from Canada. Isn't it amazing that you can so easily share with people over the world. So, I think I've followed your blog the whole time. If I don't win, I may have to order the love bug set because that's what I often call my granddaughter.
love ya,
Vivian Lefferts

Angie said...

Congrats, Julie! I'm a subscriber. Love your blog!

Karen said...

I've been following your blog for a few months and I'm always imspired by your projects. I live in Seattle.

Karen

GAZ said...

Your projects are great! I enjoy your blog very much. Arizona native and just leaning to stamp. Lots of fun....but need to practice more. Thanks, Glenda

Kelli said...

I love your blog because you are constantly updating with new cards. I'm Kelli and I love in Ohio. I'm a newer stamper and I have fallen in love with all things SU.

Anonymous said...

Hey Julie....
I am a demo from Canton, Ohio. I've been following your blog for over a year now. :) Keep up the good work!
Tricia Davis

Desirée Spenst said...

Hi Julie!

I've been enjoying your blog for a few months - your creativity never ceases to amaze me! I'm a demo in Kelowna, BC, Canada :)

What a cute Love Bug card!

Wanda said...

Hi Julie -- you're one of probably 25 blogs I check each morning while I'm having my first (maybe second) cup of tea. Keep up the good work. Oh yes, I'm in SW Florida in the winter and the mountains of NC in the summer. Best of both worlds.

JayRay said...
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JayRay said...

As I was trying to say, recently discovered your blog and am loving it. Full of great projects and inspiration. I'm in the UK so get very jealous whenever I see you using products that haven't reached here yet and my wish list grows ever longer!

Jennifer said...

I love your projects! Your blog is one that I visit daily for inspiration and ideas. Keep up the great work!

Anonymous said...

Hi Julie-Congrats on your 250K (and then some!) hits. I've been following your blog for quite some time. It originally caught my eye because my last name is Davidson and I have a sister-in-law who's name is Julie. I live near Madison, WI where we are expecting a blizzard in the next day or so. 10 to 16" of snow and winds of 40 mph or greater! Sounds like a great day to lock myself in my stamp room! Thanks for the chance to win! Karen Davidson (kedavidson@tds.net)

Anonymous said...

Hi Julie-

Congratulations to the big milestone! Doesn't it feel so good/excited just like seeing your baby's 1st step? : )

I really like your clean design (my kind of girl!), and found your creation so inspiring! Thank you for sharing all your gard work.

Lauren Y.
Maryland

Trina H said...

Hi Julie! You already know all about me because you are my SU demonstrator! I check your blog almost everyday to get great project ideas. Thanks for all of your hard work to keep me inspired and motivated to create!

Nicole Bailey said...

Hey Julie~
I live in Natick, MA--just outside of Boston!
I've been a SU demonstrator for 9 years (on Feb 14)! I've been stamping for 10 years--using SU stamps only. I just recently ordered 2 sets from Papetrey Ink. Have not used them yet though!
I was on the SU website today and saw your work in the SAB sample section. Congrats!
Happy holidays~
Nicole

Monica said...

Hi Julie,

Congratulations on reaching 250K! I am a demonstrator from Vancouver, Canada and I love your blog. Thanks for all the ideas you share with us!

Valerie Durham said...

Congratulations, Julie - I've been following your blog since the Cincy regional this fall! Love to stop by and check out your projects!

SamieVt said...

Hello from the Green Mountain State ... yes, I'm tucked away in the northern corner of Vermont near the Canadian border. This summer I found that I was spending way too much money on SU products and decided to become a demo because the benefits we reap as a demontrator speak for themselves. I have hosted a couple of stamp a stacks and recently set up a table at a craft bazaar. I have a Mom and Me club beginning in January. I hope to step up the ladder from hobbyist to active demonstrator! Your blog is one of my very favorites and I find much inspiration during my visits. Thanks!

JenniferL. said...

Love your blog, I stumbled across it through a link on SCS. Your style is very much like mine.

Caryl P said...

Hi Julie! I don't know how I found you, but I've always been glad to be a follower because you have great ideas and share so many different projects. I love SU but I'm not a demonstrator, just one that saves pennies for the chance to order now and then. Keep all the good ideas coming!
Hugs from Caryl in Manchester, NH

erin1805 said...

Julie,
You know I love simplicity. I think clean and simple is the BEST. I love every minute of our monthly meetings. You have opened a new world of expression and creativity to me.

Thanks for your wonderful ideas.
Barb Moore

Janice Webb said...

Congrats on your 250k hits!

I live in the beautiful state of Hawaii. I am a 'hobbyist' SU! demonstrator.

I started blogging last April (www.sunnysideofcrafting.com)for fun and to share my ups-n-downs with my hobby.

Tammy said...

Julie,

Happy Holidays! I am in Alabama and a customer. I love blog hopping and seeing the things the demonstrators come up. Stampin Up has some talented people. I have only been stampin for a few years and this year I am making my own Christmas cards.


Tammy

Tammy James said...

Is it still OK to enter this ....
I'm only new to your blog, just found it following a link from your gallery when visiting SCS after a long time away from stamping.

Anonymous said...

Hi Julie, Blog candy looks good. I'm from So. California and I've been a demo. for 4 1/2 years. You're on my favorites list so I visit often.

Sherry Conrad

Nancy B. - nacky71@hotmail.com said...

I "found" Julie when searching the Internet for a demonstrator in my town, Champaign, Illinois. It's been my good fortune to have participated in many of her classes and workshops. She's as fun and as creative as her blog suggests and oh so friendly!!

Dawn M said...

Hello Julie,
My name is Dawn M and I am from Oregon, WI. I have been into stamping for 3 years. I have made many new friends. I feel just like you commented, I know you and don't at the same time. Thanks for posting your ideas and taking the time to share, stamping and personal things. Thanks again and have a great Christmas this holiday season.

Anonymous said...

I have seen your blog while surfing and have found great ideas & inspiration. I have been stamping for 12-13 years and love SU! I am from Michigan. Thanks for a chance to win!
Ilene B

Laura (tweetyb) said...

Hi Julie...Love reading your blog & seeing all your wonderful samples! I am a SU demo in San Antonio, Texas...Keep up the great work!! =)

Marcy Dorsch said...

Merry Christmas, Julie. I check your blog almost everyday hoping there are new ideas. You do a great job with new projects. Thanks for the chance to win. Marcy

nat said...

Julie,
I just stumbled across your blog today! I love it! What great ideas you have--I want to be you when I grow up! Great Job from Utah!
Natalie