Sunday, November 21, 2010

500K Blog Candy: Free Card Kit Giveaway

As I mentioned in my last post, my blog just passed the 500,000 hits. WOW! I have really enjoyed sharing my stamping creations with you over the last two and a half years. Thanks for visiting my blog and showing your love with your feedback and comments!

To celebrate this milestone, I'll be giving away a free Project Kit. The Christmas Wish Card Kit includes everything all the pre-cut cardstock and embellishments for 20 different Christmas cards. You can purchase this kit, along with my other project kits at http://juliedavison.com/ProjectKits

Leave a comment on this post and tell me about your favorite holiday tradition. On Tuesday, November 30th, I'll choose one random winner to receive a free Christmas Wish Card Kit.

For my record more than anything else, here are the latest blog stats, as of today, 11-21-10:
Days Blogging: 910
# of Posts: 838
# of Hits: 501,659
Stamping Top 500 Rank: 82

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33 comments:

Courtney Johnston said...

Hey Julie! What a great way to celebrate! Thanks for the opportunity.

My favorite holiday tradition is zoolights! Every year our family chooses a day in December to get together an go to the Phoenix Zoo for their annual Zoolights celebration! They've got TONS of Christmas lights strung all throughout the zoo and even some displays that are made to look like the animals! It's always a ton of fun and a different view on the zoo since you would normally go during the day! The kids love it and us adults have a blast too!

Babe O'Mara said...

We go to the Dickens Fair in San Francisco. I took my kids when they were little, and now 3 generations of us go in early December to get into the Christmas spirit. We all enjoy it.
Congratulations on all your hits!!!Thanks for sharing your creativity with all of us and thanks also for a chance to win some candy.

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

Sheryl said...

Hi Julie. Congratulations on 500K!

My favorite holiday tradition is watching the boat parade by our house. All the boats are decked out and lighted up, and every year there's even one with a big volcano on the back!

Aloha, Sheryl lapalika@aol.com

Christina said...

WOW! Congrats on the hits!

I love being wrapped up and surrounded by family! We get together for Thanksgiving and Christmas eat laugh and pray. Usually the day after Thanksgiving is when we start decorating for Christmas. I do not go shopping on Black Friday...too crowded for me..LOL

HUGS!
Thanks for the chance to win!

Sarah said...

Congrats!

Favorite tradition is using my Spode Christmas dishes the entire month of December.

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

A "new-ish" family tradition is our white elephant gift exchange. Now that we only have 3 school-age children in our extended family (the other 10 grandchildren are in their 20s and 30s) we started this gag gift exchange 4 years ago. It's a fun way to enjoy our family get-together on Christmas Eve.

Beckey from Somerset said...

I don't have a favorite Holiday, I am very blessed to be able to enjoy them all, with a second change at life throught my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. March 4th, I will be cancer free for 8 years. So I enjoy each and everyone of them.

Happy Thanksgiving Julie and Family.

Vicki Wizniuk said...

We don't really have many traditions. So the only thing I can think of that I do every year is that I let my kids open one present on Christmas eve. It's always Christmas jammies, so they get to wear them to bed that night. It's a great way to coordinate for Christmas "opening-the-presents" pictures the next day, too. ;)

Thanks for the chance to win! Love your blog.

Anonymous said...

my favorite holiday tradition is
going to Christmas Eve service at church then after we take a ride around town to see all the beautiful CHristmas lights and decorations
linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

Mary said...

Mine holiday tradition is to give my neighbors a cookie/goodie tray each year, I love sharing what I like doing, cooking! They all seem to enjoy receiving them too. Another traditions we have started is to make a holiday box and grocery store gift card, and give it to our elderly friend who lives on only her Social Security check, doesn't go very far, so we make her a box filled with all kinds of "good eats" to help stretch her budget!

Anonymous said...

Decorating cookies with my kids!

Judy S. said...

Attending a wine tasting event with my husband.

Annapolis Anne said...

One of my very favorite CHristmas traditions is to go to Midnight Mass on CHristmas Eve. We have young children now so we go to an earlier service. Other favorite traditionas are using the CHristmas ornaments that belonged to my grandparents and parents and putting out cookies and milk for Santa. I love your blog...Thanks for the chance to win some candy!!

Anne

Lauren Y. said...

Congratulations to such a HIGE milestone!
I truly enjoy seeing your clean & beautiful design all the time, thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

My favorite holiday tradition is putting up Christmas decoration with my daughter. Seeing how excited she is makes me happy, and can't wait for the magic moment - open presents!

Lauren Y.
sloatyang@yahoo.com

Lauren Cole said...

Congrats, Julie! I just love your blog. We make monkey bread together every Christmas morning. Even the youngest get to play a role by shaking the biscuits in cinnamon sugar. Love it!

Pam Millis said...

Congratulations Julie!!

We don't have any real "traditions", but we always celebrate with all our kids & grandkids (there are 18 of us) and it's quite noisy and tons of fun. We eat too much, laugh, and just plain enjoy ourselves. We ALL celebrate the TRUE GIFT of Christmas: Jesus came to save us!!! Thank God for His indescribable GIFT!

Pam Millis

Kimberly S. said...

My favorite holiday tradition is to make cookies with my 2 little boys. I remember making cookies with my mom every year, and since she's not around anymore, it makes me feel close to her when I have fun making cookies with them. Plus, they LOVE getting sprinkles EVERYWHERE!! LOL! Thanks for the chance to win some candy....and congrats on 500K!!

Kimberly S.
sudsangel@comcast.net

Joyanne said...

500,000 blog hits! WOW! That is a tremendous accomplishment. Your blog is one of my favorites. I enjoy seeing the projects and cards you create. Keep the ideas rolling!

Happy Thanksgiving!

eileen said...

Congratulations on a great accomplishment.

Me and my familylike to go to Massachusetts to the Yankee Candle Flagship store. Santa is always there in his workshop. On Christmas Eve we like to get in our Christmas pjs and watch a Christmas movie and drink hot cocoa.

eileenecassisi@yahoo.com

Ikegamiclan said...

Our favorite holiday tradition is eating popcorn and watching the polar express. My boys watch that movie everyday during the holidays!

Traci Davis said...

Wow, that's a lot of blogging! Thank you for sharing all of your projects. I check your site daily and enjoy your paper crafting as well as hearing about your family life. We are blessed with a large family and enjoy the Christmas Eve candlelight church service and then gather for good food, good cheer and good company. Then we get together again on Christmas Day for more fun! Congrats on your blog milestone and the great blog candy giveaway.

gktenney said...

Our holiday tradition is my husband making fruitcake! It's the only thing he cooks. He's baked many of them getting them "just right". And, I'm starting to like them!
Karen

Sarah said...

My favorite holiday tradition is when Santa stops by my Aunt's house on Christmas Eve. Eventhough all of the kids are all grown up, we still look forward to getting presents from Santa and sitting on his lap!

mamichelle said...

Wow, congrats to you!! I always enjoy stopping by to see your lovely creations!

My favorite tradition came from my hubby's family. The stockings are left at the foot of our beds. This would give the parents a little extra sleep time while the kids were going through their stockings. We still do this and my boys are 20 & 24!! It'll be fun to continue traditions with my new granddaughter!

Anonymous said...

Hope its no to late to comment -- Enjoy your blog a ton -=- Thanks for all the great ideas -- Happy Thanksgiving
Sherri Alspach

The Hobby Collector said...

what an great giveaway! how fun! My favorite Christmas tradition is going to see the St Mary's "festival of Lights" in Fredericton NB. every house is decorated in an abundance of lights and all sorts of lawn ornaments. it's an amazing sight!

Faye said...

You've come a long way baby! Congrats on the huge number of hits. Our favorite tradition is the drive through Tanglewood Park for the Festival of Lights. Each year it gets better & the light displays are outstanding.

Shannon Murdock said...

Congrats!! 500,000 is quite the milestone! I love your blog and visit at least once a week. Thanks for all the great inspiration, and the awesome giveaway!!!!

sherryd said...

Congratulations on your blog success! Our favorite holiday tradition is for our entire family to get together on Christmas Eve and we open gifts from youngest to oldest one at a time so each person gets their own little "spotlight" of attention!

sheila b said...

My favorite holiday tradition (ok was my favorite!)

Is putting snow on the Christmas tree. ( I don't do this anymore because we have an artificial tree now. ) This was a family tradition for years, mom would mix up a batch of snow for us and would put it on all the branches of the tree. The snow was made from downy soap and water and whipped up like whip cream. It would get hard and look like a fresh coat of snow on your Christmas tree. This was always so much fun for all of us.

Wendy Hawkinson said...

Congratulations, Julie! I am enjoying receiving your blog posts in my email. :)

My favorite Christmas tradition is baking cookies and singing Christmas carols w/ my daughters. On Christmas Eve, they still put a plate of goodies out for Santa even though they are both much too old to believe.

Jill said...

Since I have a 2 year old daughter, i'm enjoying new traditions that we've started with her. This is her 3rd Christmas and each year so far, when she's settling down for bed, we read "Twas the Night Before Christmas" before tuck her in. Looking forward to continuing the tradition for year and years to come!

Julie M said...

My favorite tradition is that my mom makes homemade raisin bread on Christmas Eve. When we were kids, she would bake it & let it cool while we were at midnight mass. Once we got home at 1am, we would all have warm bread. Now that we are all grown, my mom still makes the bread & now delivers it to each of our houses so that we can all have it on Christmas morning. It is the sweetest thing.