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Monday, September 27, 2010

An Anniversary & Blog Candy!!!!

Oh how time does fly!!  I was so busy last week getting ready for my Grand Re-Opening that I totally skipped a week!!  Seriously.... I thought this week WAS last week!! I was in a hurry to run out and grab my dad something for his birthday when my sister told me... "uhhh that's NEXT week!"!! Dear!  Now that the Opening is over... I think.... I can relax and get back to some basics!!!  Speaking of basics... that is exactly what I was hoping for in making this card.

I used Theresa Momber's, "Farm Life" and decided to go clean and simple.  I stamped my image in brown Memento ink on Gina K's Pure Luxury Heavy Base Weight Kraft card stock.  I then used my Scor Buddy to create a "edge" on both sides of my ribbon.

I really struggle making "manly" cards and when I see a set like this that I KNOW I can work with to create simple layouts for such an occasion, I start loading up!!  *smile*

Now... how about something to celebrate??!!!!  Did you see my previous post??? Did you see the 30K number on the right indicating hits on my blog??? Well now... if you didn't... listen up!!!

I CANNOT believe I made 30,000 hits.  Over a year ago I started this blog determined to keep it up and running and do as much as I could to get visitors and/or followers.  Well... NEVER... NEVER did I think I would be able to continue this for so long.  To me, it seemed like a "journal" of sorts and if you knew me, you know I have journals EVERYWHERE!!!  I love writing and I love leaving something behind for my kids/family to remember.  And when my darling husband sees ALL of these journals, he thinks I start and never finish.  Well to be honest... I just happen to find a "cooler" journal I want to write in!!! LOL

I truly never thought I'd keep this blog going for so long!!  And I admit, I may not have posted EVERY day.. but I certainly haven't missed NEAR as much as I thought I might.  Hee Hee

So to congratulate ME and to say THANK YOU to all my followers and visitors, I am offering up a Gina K Designs stamp set, two stamps from  InStyle Stamps and a set from Creative Clear Stamps... all your choice!!!! FREE!!!  These awesome companies all helped me to achieve this milestone by allowing me to be a part of their design teams during the last year.  I was/am honored to have worked with such wonderful companies and I KNOW you will love looking through their sites to find something you want. 

All you have to do is mention my blog candy on your blog and leave a comment!  If you don't have a blog.. no problem... just be sure you leave a comment and tell all your friends!!  I will print off all the comments and hire Random Cara to pick a "happy" friend.  *smile*

You have until Saturday, October 2nd at 10:00 PM CST to leave a comment and enter.  On Sunday, I will announce the winner.  Good luck and thank you... for being a friend, a follower and allowing me to be a part of your "creative life".  *HUGS*

Have a great day!!! *smile*

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21 comments:

Lisa said...

Wow! Tina! I have been following since you started and love your blog! Congratulations!!! This is quite a milestone and it is much deserved!
Big Hugs!
Lisa

Christine from FL said...

Tina, I love following your blog. Thanks for the chance to win.

tlgirl353 said...

Tina- Congratulations on your wonderful blog! It's always fun to read all your news and to see your gorgeous creations!

Anonymous said...

Hi Tina congrats on the milestone! Thats a lot of hits,lol. Your cards are beautiful,love the blog!
RosieG(gramig05)

lady Anne Howard said...

Congratulations on your anniversary. I have joined your blog as I love what you have here...
Love ~ Lady Anne xx

Teepee said...

Tina: Congrats on your 30K and year! Your posts are always interesting and your cards are great. I follow you and have for several months and love your blog.

Donna said...

Hi Tina! Congrats on 30,000 hits! What an accomplishment. Love your card. CAS is so fun sometimes. I've added your blog candy to the side bar on my blog: http://indianainking.blogspot.com. And subscribed by email. I don;t want to miss anything. LOL! Have a great day!

Tricia said...

Wow, Tina you have come a long way in one year.

tricia6653@valornet.com

Betty Benton said...

Congratulations on your blog anniversary, Tina! Looking forward to more of your lovely cards and keeping up with what happening in your life!

StampinDi said...

Congratulations on reaching 30,000 hits on your blog. I check your blog everyday. I just love seeing your beautiful creations and reading your stories. I don't have a blog, but I will tell all my friends about your blog.

Anonymous said...

Guess my first comment didn't take. Anyway, congratulations on your milestone! Thanks for all your inspiration.

Chris R. from Iowa

Sharon in Arizona said...

WOW, Tina.....30,000 hits in just one year!!!! That's FANTASTIC! Love your blog and writings and thank you for all the great inspiration! A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to you!!! Hugs :o)

Regena said...

Hi Tina! Congrats on 30,000 hits! What an accomplishment. Love your card. I've added your blog candy to the side bar on my blog..and I love Gina K stamps sets..so Im keeping my fingers crossed..thanks for being so generous..Hugs Regena

Lindy said...

well I just found your blog and your cards are wonderful! My blog is a bit more generic, it is just things I am creating, as well as some personal posts. I too love to journal, and I too leave unfinished ones! I love your designs, getting some great ideas. My cards never look like the one that inspired it, LOL, but I try. I feel like rather a novice with all these new techniques flying around. I will follow your blog because I think I'd like to keep up with you. Lindy

Booknplays said...

Congrats on your anniversary. I loved browsing your cards. They are all so nice. You do masculine cards very well and we all know how difficult that is!

I look forward to seeing more of your work!

NancyA
booknplays@aol.com

redwasher1 said...

Congrats on your 30k and the grand opening of your studio and look forward to the next year of your amazing cards!!

Taylor said...

You are so awesome, girlie!!! I'm SO glad you have a blog to follow :) {{{HUGS}}}

Brenda said...

Tina congratulations on 30k hits are you blog. WTG!! Also congrats on the grand opening of your studio. I always enjoy seeing your fabulous and creative projects!

Hugs to you my friend.

Tami said...

Congrats! Here's my post with the blog candy :)

http://journeyoflifetamijo.blogspot.com/2010/10/just-quick-check-in.html

Lillian Child said...

Congrats! I just found your blog today and am going to grab a beverage and look over all of your previous posts!

Yvonne Russell said...

Congrats on this amazing milestone. I've added your blog candy and info to my sidebar at http://paperflourish.blogspot.com/ and linked back.

I am a follower of your blog.

Thanks for inviting us to join in the celebrations with this generous prize.

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