Sunday, November 16, 2008

50K Blog Candy

Earlier this week, I passed 50,000 on my blog hit counter! I remember being excited about 1,000 hits. It took me a month to get that far, and here we are, just 4-1/2 months later with 50,000! Wow!!

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, 11-16-08:
  • Days Blogging: 200
  • # of Posts: 175
  • # of Hits: 52,300
  • Stamping Top 500 Rank: 296

I have really enjoyed sharing my stamping creations with you over the last few months. Thanks for visiting my blog and showing your love with your feedback and comments! To celebrate this milestone, I'm giving away my very first "Blog Candy"! Check out these goodies:

50K Blog Candy includes:

  • So Many Scallops stamp set
  • Love & Happiness Rub-Ons (includes one sheet in each color: Black, White, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive)
  • Prints Designers Series Paper (five 6x6 squares in each color: Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Rose Red, and Almost Amethyst)
  • Purely Pomegranate Love Notes & Envelopes (10)

To be entered in the drawing for this blog candy, please leave a comment on this post and tell me how you found my blog and which project you've liked the most. (Don't forget to include your name with your comment.) I'll draw one winner on Sunday, November 23rd at 8:00 pm (Central Time).


Anonymous said...

Congrats on the 50,000 hits!

Keep going, what you share is great. I found your blog from the Impeckable stampers group since I used to be a member there.

Liz Goldhawk said...

Congratulations on your 50 000 hits!!!

I think I found your blog through your gallery at Splitcoast. I liked a card you made, so followed your blog link to see more.

It's really hard to pick just one project as my favourite, but I LOVE the jewelery challenge and the cards you make for that!

Thanks for the inspiration (and sorry I don't comment more... I'm a bad blog-stalker).

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Julie!!! Wow that's a lot of hits!!!

I beleive I found your site from one of your downlines while surfing!! I love stamping and the wonderful ideas you share.

Also congrats again on your new little baby girl!!!

Nancy Park said...

I can't tell you how I found your has been a long time and I signed up for auto feed. In your recent posts I liked the thank you notes with "Inspired by Nature". I just love that set and have used it to make cat tails with the grass to black eyed susies and now your thank yous.

Anonymous said...

I found your blog through SplitCoast and have followed you since. Congratulations.

Linda said...

Congratulations on your 50,000 hits. I think that I found your blog from another stamper. I have been checking it daily since then. I love the card you just did using Stacey's jewelry creations. The orange and greens are beautiful. I also like the simplicity of most of your cards.

Thanks for all your ideas.

Linda D.

Anonymous said...

As one of your card club members in Springfield, I check your blog each day for great ideas. My favorite card is the "Very Merry" card. Congrats on 50,000 and counting hits!

Anonymous said...

I logged on from Splitcoast after I saw the baby boy bundle of joy card. I also really liked the scalllop edge punch used vertical on the "Snow Swirled" Christmas card on your blog.

Congrat on the 50,000 hits!!!

Kathy Rogers said...

Congratulations 50,00 WOW!

I wonder how many are down to me checking your blog daily?

I found your blog while blog hopping, I recently becme a stampin up demonstrator and was searching around for inspiration, I've saved yours as one of my favourites so which project was my favourite - ALL OF THEM!

The scalloped silhouettes has gone down weel though with all my recipients.
Keep up the good work.


scrapping4twins said...

Congrats on your blog hits! That's awesome! My favorite posts are the color challenges. I love all the color combos. I found your blog while blog hopping a few months ago and have checked regularly ever since. Thanks for sharing your ideas!

Ari Vega-Macias said...

i followed over from splitcoast. i LOVE your fresh cut cards.

Traci Davis said...

How exciting...50,000!

My sister shared your blog site with me and I'm hooked. I love your cards/projects.

I've scraplifted many ideas from you, thanks!


AmpleStamper said...

Congratulations on your blogging milestone AND on your new baby girl! I enjoy reading your blog and seeing your creations. I think I discovered your blog following a link from SCS some time ago. I must have found you soon after you started blogging; didn't realize you were new to blogging until your recent comments.

I like so many of your cards, but I think my very favorite is the To You and Yours Christmas card with Kraft, Baja Breeze, and Ski Slope DSP. It is serene and simply elegant! Love that dove image. Keep up the good work, Julie, and we'll keep checking in!

Janet Swofford said...

Congrats on 50K hits! You have a great blog. I found you through SCS. Thanks for the chance to win the wonderful blog candy.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your sucess! I was linked to you blog through the forums at SCS and love looking at your projects for ideas. One that I really liked was the mini Bermuda album you made from the mini envelopes. Keep up the inspiring ideas!! Lee Ann

Created by Kath said...

I don't remember how I found your blog, I signed up as a demo 18 months ago and heven't heard word one from my upline since, I started reading blogs for inspiration bookmarking the ones I liked best.

Anonymous said...

Hi Julie! Congratulations! I heard about your blog from...well, you, my wonderful Stampin' Up demonstrator! :o) I love all of your entries, they keep me inspired but I think my favorite is the "Emerging color or Joseph's coat" entry. I still haven't given that a try but I will someday.

Keep up the good work!

Colleen said...

I am not sure whose blog I was looking at that linked me to your blog since I look at so many.

I love all your projects and cards. It's much too hard to choose my favorite. Thanks for sharing your awesome ideas with us.

Brooke S said...

Huge congrats on your hits.... I can't believe you have only had your blog for 200 days and you have that many hits and posts... Your a super star...

I found you through Kristina's color challenges...

As far as favorites the Strawberry came to cute..

and My favorite card is this one...


amandarae said...

Wow! 50,000? I just started my blog. Nothing is on there yet because i have misplaced my camera! But i would love to share my crafts and ideas with other bloggers! I especially enjoyed the embelishments that you put on your jars for organization! Keep up the wonderful inspiration!
Thank you! P.s- i found your blog through the post of a color inspiration at Kristina Werner's blog.

Regina Cornelius said...

i found your blog with your tutorial of ric rak with the scalloped edge punch. i would have a hard time narrowing it down to one project...but the rick rak is pretty awesome!!!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the hits!!!--- How I found your blog???? Can't remember---- I was surfing other blogs and came accross your--- 200 posts--- I think I've seen them all!!! You have great ideas and I have enjoyed them all-- to hard to pick just one!! Sherri Alspach

Molly Marie said...

Hi Julie! Congrats on 50k! Of all your posts, I would have to say the Strawberry basket (from July 2008) is my favorite... I'm always looking for neat ways to showcase 3-D projects, and that basket is to die for! I found your blog from one of your CI posts on Kristina Werner's blog. Your cards are absolutely beautiful!

Take care,
Molly Stadin

Robin. said...

congratulations! it is such a good thing to find a hobby that makes us so happy and to have so many people to share it with. i found your blog while just stopping by to look at your submission for kristina werner's color challenge. great card. thanks for the inspiration! and good luck with many future "number" achievements!!!

Kari said...

Congrats on all of the hits! You have a fantastic blog!!! I found your blog through Kristina Werner's color challenges! It is really hard to pick my favorite project. I like what you have shown with the decor elements and the ideas that you have done with the scallop edge punch. I do love you halloween card with the circles...anyway, too many to choose! Thanks for the great inspiration!! Congrats again!

Tanja said...

Wow! You rock! I found your gallery through Kristina's challenges and I just love your card with the bugs! You did a great job on that challenge!

Anonymous said...

I found your blog through doing Kristina's color challenges. I liked your most recent color challenge card - those trees are really pretty!

BreeCampbell said...

Hi Julie,

I don't get here as often as I like, but when I do I always catch up on the old posts and projects. One of my favorites is the "Onsie" card....can't wait for the next grandbaby to be able to make a few dozen!

And of course, I stumbled on your blog through your monthly newsletters.

Congrats on your blog milestone, that darling little angel, and getting settled back in Chambana!


Anonymous said...

Hello! I found your blog on Kristna's colour challenge. I love the card you made for her challenge last week. It was a great use of the colours and wonderful layout. Thanks for the chance to win.

sherry said...

Hi Julie. Congrats on your hits and also on your new baby. I just stumble on your blog when surfing. I love all your projects so I can't choose just one. Keep it up. Sherry C

Unknown said...

congratulations!! 50k is awesome!
I have no idea how I found your site..just blog hopping I suppose.
Maybe your Wild About you card drew me in. Anyway, I'm glad I found you.

Monica Chan, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator said...

Congratulations on your milestone! I came across your blog after I saw some of your cards in the gallery at Splitcoast. Love your recent Snow Swirled cards!

Anonymous said...

Found you off of SCS, looking for a card to do with my class tonight! You are a Godsend! Love the KWerner card for this month! I too am hopelessly devoted and wnt to be her when I grow up! Thanks for blogging!

Kate's Life said...

Congrats on all the hits!!!
I found you through the KWerner design blog! I love your cards ( my fav is the baby boy card- love the brown with blue) and I think your premade card sets for Christmas are a great idea!

Good luck for another 50,000 hits! I am sure it won't take you long!

Julie S. said...

Congratulations on all the hits!
I found your blog during convention when I was seeking spoilers of the new catalog. I was hooked then. What I like are ALL the common sense projects that use what we all have around in distinctly sensible ways! I am ok with this card or that project, some just knock me out, but it is the consistency of practical projects that keeps me coming back!

Anonymous said...

Congrats Julie! Keep up the good work and thanks for the inspiration! AND the chance to win some candy!
Ilene B.

Anonymous said...

Kelly N. sent me the link to your blog and was telling me about the sunset with the Lovely as a Tree set. I love that set and the card you did.


Anonymous said...

I found your blog from the color challenge off Kwernerdesign's blog. Your name/blog was in her list and I simply clicked on your name and here I am...... Congrats on your milestone!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on all those hits. I have enjoyed your site. I found your blog from checking out your entry on KWernerDesignBlog for the color challenge. I am bookmarking your site to come back and back again. Thanks for the blog candy opp--it is very generous of you. Darlene L

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Dawn said...

Congrats!! I think I found you through something you posted on SCS and checked out your blog. Since I liked all your stuff I subscribed!

Tracy said...

Your blog is great! No wonder you're way over 50K now!!! :)

I love your use of the argyle paper. I've looked at it a dozen times, but never bought any... I couldn't "see" it in a card. Now I can!

I found your blog on SCS SU! Only forum. I am addicted to checking out blogs. Which is why my house is so messy..........


Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your new baby & all your hits. It takes a lot of work to accomplish so much.

I found your blog when I was blog hopping & loved your work. I love to stamp & have used your ideas many times.

It's hard to pick just one project as my favorite. S/U has so much to offer.
Again, congrats! Warmly, Iris