Friday, July 9, 2010

400K Blog Candy

Last week, the hit count passed 400,000 hits and over Memorial Day weekend, I celebrated my 2nd Blogoversary (the anniversary of when I started my blog). With two blog milestones to celebrate, I'd say it's time for some Blog Candy!

I want to hear from you! Leave me a comment and tell me your favorite thing in the new Idea Book & Catalog and you'll be entered in my Blog Candy drawing to win one of my favorite new products: the brand new Color Coach.

I love that the new Color Coach is more like a swatch book of the colors. And on the back side are suggested color combinations -- there's even room to add your own favorite combos. There's also color theory info so you can learn a little more about how to mix things up on your own. For only $14.95 (#121620), this should be at the top of your new catalog wish list!

I'll draw for one winner next Friday, July 16th. That just happens to be my birthday, but one of YOU will be getting this birthday gift from me!

Next Friday is also the day of my New Catalog Open House and Rubber Rummage Sale, so be sure to stop by if you are in Champaign! I'll be serving birthday cupcakes and giving away more free prizes!

For my record
more than anything else, here are the latest blog stats, as of today, 7-9-10:
  • Days Blogging: 769
  • # of Posts: 718
  • # of Hits: 409,309
  • Stamping Top 500 Rank: 78
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25 comments:

Sheryl said...

Congratulations on 400K and your anniversary! Thanks for always sharing your ideas and inspiration with us. Do I have to choose just one thing from the new IBC? That's a tough one because I love it all! But as wonderful as all the new products are, what I really love are the great samples they show.

Penny said...

My first must have is the Got treats stamp set. It will make such nice tags to send with some baked goods!

Janet Swofford said...

Congratulations on your 400K! And Happy Birthday!
I haven't had a chance to see the catalog except on-line,but so far my favorite thing is the new colors. I'm going to miss some of the old colors9Taken with Teal especially),but I'm looking forward to playing with the new ones,too. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome looking tool. I love the new design!
Inky hugs,
Janet
janet@swofford.com

Anne Reiners said...

Congrats on 400K and your blogiversary!!

It's hard to pick just on favorite... but I love the new owl punch! Such fun and soon many possibilities!!!

Thanks so much for the chance to win!!!!

Annapolis Anne

Amy said...

Congratulations on your blogoversary! My favorite is the owl punch... thanks for the giveaway!

Jeannie Barron said...

Congratulations! I really enjoy your blog. I am loving the new catty and in my first order will be "Artistic Etchings" and "Just Believe".

Rita said...

Congrats on the 400K mark! That's impressive. I love your blog and find your creativity very inspiring. I think my favorite thing in the new catalog is the owl punch and the Greeting Card Kids stamp set. LOVE them!

jmniffer said...

ceapackCongrats on all the happy moments...400K, blogaversary, birthday...fun times! I like the big scallop punch and new taffeta ribbon best. Thanks for sharing with us.

Annie said...

Congratulations on all the recent milestones!!! I like quite a few things from the new IBC. The first stamp set I want to purchase is Chic Boutique!

Shelley Germann said...

Congrats on the big milestone, Julie! you don't have to enter me in the drawing. I just wanted to let you know you are always inspiring and it's no surprise you've acquired so many loyal followers!

There is such a an interesting mix of products in the catalog, it's hard to choose! I knew as soon as I saw Greeting Card Kids, I would be buying it! Love the new rhinestones and pearls, too!

Vicki Wizniuk said...

I'm such a punch girl.... so with a boy still at home, I'd have to say my most fave item is the new Owl punch (& Cog punch, even though that one is from the mini). Love punches! Congrats on such a huge milestone! :)

Maria H. said...

Congrats on the milestones, and Happy Birthday early too! I love anything punch, so the new punches like the Owl are ok with me!

Lauren Cole said...

Congratulations, Julie! You certainly deserve it. I am really excited about the stick-on rhinestones and pearls. I love the idea of easily dressing up a card!

S. Ferguson said...

Love the really cute candy box. I love the new "In Colors" and what them all!

Congrats on the blog and HaPpY BiRtHdAy!!!!

Angela H. said...

Congrats Julie! Thanks for sharing with all of us. My must have right now would be the new Cherry Cobbler color & also the 2 3/8 scalloped punch.

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

I like the new design of the punches.

Mommy2Girls said...

Hi Julie! Congrats on such a successful blog-- I know I visit it several times per week! As for my favorite new item in the new IBC, mine is really simple. When the clear mount blocks were first introduced, I bought the whole set. As awesome as they are, they take up a lot of space in their packaging, and I don't want them to get damaged, so that is how I keep them. So when I saw the clear mount block carrying case in the new IBC, I was THRILLED to have a safe place to keep all my blocks! Again, congrats on the great blog; I am thankful that such a busy woman such as yourself has found the time to update us with so many wonderful ideas!!!

Beckey said...

Congratulations on your Anniversary, I can hardly wait to open my emails each day and looking for your daily ideas so inspire me to keep on stampin..I am so glad I came across your blog.

God bless you and keep to safe always.
Thanks again,
Beckey Schlosnagle
Somerset PA

Michelle Ryan said...

I'll have to go with the Hand Knit set -- so cute, and combines two stashing obessions of mine into one!

kjvbaptist said...

good luck at your open house! the neat thing i noticed about the catalog is if the stamps has a punch to match the stamp is outlined in red. that is awesome! i think my favorite thing is the punch caddies. i am a fool for organizing!! i also want to order both scallop punches since they can layer. got to save up for them!! leah

Dawn Hoffman said...

Hi Julie--Congratulations on your 400K, blogoversary, and your birthday! I'm lovin' the whole catalog this year--so much more than last year's...I love the sentiment sets and really am liking the greenhouse gala dsp! Love the new colors!

Andrea said...

Congratulations on both of your accomplishments....and Happy Birthday to you as well.
As far as my favorite item in the catalog....ummmm...I love the Got Treats stamp set and the Owl Punch...can I pick two? I love the new In Colors too...oops thats three.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your Blog!
I love the new Owl Punch!
Thanks for the chance to win!
Debbie H.
mama1duk@aol.com

peggy nickelson said...

Congratulation on such a successful blog. It is very inspiring and I look forward to each new post.
My new favorite item(s) are the new punches. I can't wait to get my hands on the new owl punch.
Thanks for a chance to win the new color coach.

Peggy

TraceyJean said...

Congrats on reaching those milestones, and thanks for sharing ideas that inspire us. I'm a big Christmas girl so I love the Christmas themed paper and stamps in the catalogue. My favourite has to be the "Welcome Christmas" stamp set. Love the images.
And looking forward to another year of creativity and inspiration on the way to your next blogaversary...