Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Thanks to my loyal readers (and probably myself 1/2 the time checking to see if everything looks right....) I've got 5,000 (or in running terms, 5K) hits! For a little ol' blogger like me, I'm ecstatic at this milestone! That means people are reading my blog, and probably coming back time and time again. If you are one of those people, THANK YOU. Seriously.

In celebration of my 5K hits, I'm giving away some blog candy. To win this blog candy, all you need to do is leave a comment on this post. The message should answer at least one of these questions:
  1. What is your favorite card(s) I've posted on this blog? (feel free to browse again!)
  2. What classes posted here are most appealing to you?
  3. Why do you visit & come back?
  4. What would you like to see on this blog?

What will you win, you wonder? Well... here goes:

Blog Candy
Stampin' Tracy's Stampin' Up! Mini Card Kit, Includes:
- about 40 6x6 Designer series paper sheets, assorted designs
- 4 each of 6 retired 2008-2009 In-Colors pieces of cardstock (cut to 4-1/4" by 5-1/2")
- 5 Kiwi Kiss gift card holders + envelopes
- 1 unopened, unused roll of Kiwi Kiss striped ribbon
- 1 opened, only slightly used (less than 1/4 gone) roll of Baja Breeze striped ribbon
- 1 new, unmounted Birthday Wish stamp set

Remember, just answer at least one of these questions in a comment on this post. On Aug. 25, I will randomly draw a winner from this group of comments and let you know if you won!

Thanks for reading! And good luck. :)


  1. Wow! Congrats on the hits. I found it impossible to pick just one favorite card. Here are some of my favorites: Race to the Cure Thank You, Hip Hippo Ray, Happy Holidays, and Cat Card for Dee.

    I come back and visit because I love to see what you're making and doing (both craft-wise and life-wise)!

    I'd love to see a slideshow of all the cards you've made...or perhaps slideshows of inspiration, grouped by theme. Polls would be fun, too!

  2. Congratulations on your great accomplishment! That's really exciting!

    I like your Glitter card and your Flight of the Butterfly cards.

    I'm very intrigued by your 2/4/6/8 class idea and want to learn more about it.

    As a fellow SCS blogger, I love your blog!

    Personally, I would like to see some scrapbook pages...but that's just because I'm an avid scrapper!

  3. I've liked several of your class ideas, but I'm very interested to see how your 2-4-6-8 Christmas class goes... I love the concept!

    Congrats on hitting 5K!

  4. Hi Tracy! Brand new follower here and i'm' totally enjoying what I see so far. Some of my favourites are Race for the Cure thank you, Glitter Mania (I LOVE glitter), and the Mother's day card. Keep up the fantastic work. I can't wait to see more =)

  5. Hi, Tracy. I just found your blog and actually posted a comment on the hostess club post about watercoloring. I do want to leave a comment here, though for a chance at the blog candy and also to let you know that you are doing a great job with this blog. I plan to return when I can check some of the older posts. I especially like the idea of your card buffet class. I think that would be a good type of class that could be on-going and event or seasonally related. I plan to try that. I also liked the way you concentrated on one technique for your hostess club (watercoloring). Keep up the great work!

  6. Sweety Ill always come back...cause I love your stories and your cards.
    Hugs Congrat on the milestone!!!!

  7. You're so fabulous!!! My new favorite card is the ornaments Christmas card (part of your 2-4-6-8 class).

    I also really like the scalloped circle "Happy Birthday" card that we made at your last open house (I'm not sure if it's posted here). I'm waiting for the perfect person to send it to because I love it so much!

    Congrats on the 5k accomplishment!!!

  8. Hi there! Thanks for the comment and invite to your blog candy. This is my first visit, but I have to say I love your cards with the trendy trees. Love the way you stamped the trunks and foliage in different ink colors.

  9. What is your favorite card(s) I've posted on this blog? I love Hip Hippo Ray~ it is just too cute!!! I come back to your blog to check out your great cards!! :)

  10. my favorite is the kitty cat card, with the medallion as a close second.

  11. I have never posted a comment on ANY blog before, so I guess I am inspired! My favorite is the snowflake card for it's simplicity. It would be WONDERFUL for a demo or stamp-a-stack. It also reminds me to use negative space--every inch does not have to be filled with clutter!!! thanks for the inspiration!

  12. CONGRATS on your blog count. Great blog candy you have on offer.

    Hard to have to choose favorite cards but some of my favorite cards are snowflake, In Color#1 and In Color#2 and Merry Christmas.

    I like your Monogram Gift Set and this would make an ideal class. I like classes like this that you can use to make a practical gift that you can keep for yourself or give to others as gifts.

    I am always interested in see ideas of things to make to give others as gifts for birthdays, Christmas or a special occasion.

    I like to visit and see what new things you have been busy creating. Often you can look through a catalog and struggle to come up with ideas of how you might use a particular stamp set but then you might visit your blog and see it featured. This can make you see the stamp set in a new light and become interested in purchasing product you might otherwise not have given a second thought to IYKWIM.

    I like cards like your In Color #1 and In Color #1 where they are cards that would be ideal to create out of scraps. Always looking for creative ways to use up scraps of cardstock and patterned paper. Tutorials and gift ideas are things I always find helpful as I always admire other peoples handiwork but struggle to be creative myself.

  13. Congrats on hitting 5K!
    I really like your blog...
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