October 26, 2008

BLOG CANDY - WHOOHOOOO!!!!

***THIS POST TO REMAIN ON TOP UNTIL OCTOBER 26th - SCROLL DOWN FOR NEWER POSTS***
Hi all!!! I have some celebrating to do!!! You see, I recently went over 50,000 hits on my blog thanks to you all so it's time for some yummy candy!!! In keeping with the fall theme, everything in this yummy loot has to do with fall in some way, shape, or fashion! The winner will receive everything you see in the photo! But, I also have something VERY special to celebrate....this is my blogaversary month - yep, on the 22nd of October, I will have been blogging for one year (the date of my blog is actually April, but I set it up and never did anything with it until October when I moved to CA!) and I cannot believe how fun this has been - I have met some fabulous people, both in person, and in the blogging sphere, have learned to be a better stamper through seeing all of your awesome creations, and have come to appreciate even more than ever the kindness, generosity and awesome spirit of crafters!!! So, thanks to all of you who take time out of your busy day to visit me regularly - I appreciate it immensely and read every single comment I receive!! Many of you have become very special to me - you are amazing women!!!! So, when I get back, I will be having a special blogaversary giveaway for one whole week....that's right, everyday for one week you will have a chance to win something from me!!! Whoohoo - won't that be fun??!!! Candy now, candy later - can't beat that!!! So, what do you have to do or THIS blog candy? Easy peasy - leave me a post on this post, and every post that I have while I am gone. For each post that you leave, you will be entered into the drawing - that makes it fair for those who visit me regularly. Also, if you link me on your blog, you will also get an entry!!! In your first post, let me know why you come to my blog, what you like, and any suggestions you may have on how I can make it better (be nice *wink*) But wait, I think I should sweeten the pot a little bit....I mean this IS a stampin' blog, right??!!!! Well, okay, let's add this: a really cute Bella stamp called Giftabella!! Why her?? Because she comes bearing gifts, lol!!!! Isn't she just the sweetest? I must have liked her, I ordered TWO!!! So, now I am sharing her with you! She will be added to the loot above!!!! And, who knows, maybe you will see some sort of surprise thrown in there as well - I have been known to do that!!! So, enjoy your Sunday, and I will have a card for you tomorrow!!










73 comments:

Vicki said...

I come to your blog because you make me, roflol. Just kidding. I look at your blog to see what you're up to, what beautiful things you have created and just to be jealous of your wonderful card making ability. I just cannot get into making cards but I can come and drool over yours. Okay ladies, Alex is here visiting me, I'm checking out her blog and she's sleeping. Yes sleeping after keeping me up into the wee hours of the night talking. Yes she's a talker, lol. I miss her so much when she's not her and am going to enjoy every second she is here. Maybe I can even get her to help me make a card!

Nikki Bond said...

So happy was I was on google reader this morning...I'm the firt entry! Whooo hooo! Happy Blogversary Alex! It's been a wonderful year following your blog and getting to know you over cyberspace! I always love your creations and come back not only for them but because I love to keep up with how you and your family are doing! I've grown so fond of you! Have a WONDERFUL cruise!!! {SMILES}

Nikki Bond said...

Ooooops...guess while I was typing Vicki beat me to the #1 slot! LOL....guess I shouldnt be so long winded! ROFL! {sMILEs}

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

I visit because you're awesome! Ü I don't have any suggestions for improvements!

Natalie said...

I love visiting your blog Alex as a fellow SBS9 sister! I love all your different projects, it gives me inspiration. x

a portland granny said...

I visit you because I love your creativity in your many projects you so willingly share with us. But I also like your warmth and your sharing of your family with us.
...and I am hoping that your cruise will be above all that you could have hoped! Cruising is my favorite way to vacation....and let me tell you the pictures you get on a cruise really lend themselves to some wonderful scrapbooks!!

Dottie K. said...

Congrats!!!!! Woohoo!!!!! Yeah!!!!!! I always enjoy your creations. Hope you're having a great time. Thanks for always sharing. :)

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

You are just the best Alex!!! You share such amazing creations and post the how-tos so we can all try!!! And I see you visit so many blogs leaving such encouragement and sweet comments!! You are so generous and fun and I'm so glad to have "met" you and call you friend!! Have a SPECtacular trip and I can't wait to hear all about it!!

Paula's ponderings said...

I first came to your blog cos of my sweet tooth but have registered to receive updates cos your blog is fabulous. I wouldnt change a thing, you have everything just right!

Beverly Bishop said...

Your creativity is awesome and I NEED all the help I can get.

Beverly Bishop

NoraAnne said...

I can't remember exactly how I found your blog, but it was when you were collecting for the girl who lost ALL of her stamping supplies in the house fire. It touched me that you did such a nice thing for her and I have been checking in daily every since :) Love your work!

Kathy H said...

Hello...added you to my favorite list...I found you through luvlee..Congrats the one year anniversary...Thanks for the awesome candy chance, Kathy Hering...

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Congrats on the hits Alex, that's awesome! Hope you're enjoying vacation too. :)

Robin L Greenslade said...

I originally found your blog by doing a search for SU CA. I am a stamping addict and love to connect with others who are just as addicted.

Now, I visit your blog daily and always enjoy my time "with you."

I love that you create wonderful items that are fun and use products that I actually own, too!

Thanks for sharing your blog and heart with me.

Tracy said...

I love your blog. I visit it everyday to see what new stuff you have created. Thanks for the chance to win blog candy.

Anonymous said...

Wow! 50,000 hits! I Salute you - your site is amazing. So here is to 50,000 more hits and keep those ideas flowing and I keep growing. Hope you are having a wonderful time.

Yolanda Simmons said...

Wow! 50,000 hits! I Salute you - your site is amazing. So here is to 50,000 more hits and keep those ideas flowing and I keep growing. Hope you are having a wonderful time.

Diane said...

Well many congrats to you Alex!
The reason I come back to visit you everyday is for your love of creating. Everything you make is beautiful,creative and I hope and wish to create like you one day when I grow up! So I'll be posting your candy on my blog,maybe I shouldn't cause then there'll be more people up for the candy...just kidding,I'll post it right away as a matter of fact,just cuz I wuv you!!!

nancy huggins said...

I found your blog link in Portland Granny blog and it is wonderful to see the things both of you make. I am a vivid crafter but could never get the hang of making my cards or scrapbooking look as good as a 2nd graders. I envy both of you with your creativity.
Keep up the good work and enjoy your cruise.
Nancy

Suzanne said...

Well I came to your blog because you are my blogging sister SBS9.I am here every day for inspiration but I must admit to not always leaving comments and I do know how anoying that is I will try to do better!! Sue :o)

Suzanne said...

Me again just a little note about why I don't always leave comments its that terrible word verification letter thing at the end it drives me mad!! Sue :o)

kathleenh said...

Hi Alex. Congratulations on your blogaversary and your passing the 50,000 milestone! I love to come to your blog to see your creations but also because of your upbeat positive attitude and smiling face. Your happiness shines through in each of your posts! I can't think of anything I would change. Just keep on what you're doing! You rock!

mousekemom said...

Alex,
Thanks for sharing your time and talent with us! I have had you under my fab stamp blogs for some time now. Love your stuff and always look forward to seeing your work!

malieta said...

Hi Alex,
Congratulations on all the hits and your soon to be Blogversary!
The reason I visit your blog is that I love your conversation! Your blog is a joy to read and your cards are beautiful!
Enjoy your vacation Alex and thank you for the chance to win some great candy:)

Annelies said...

Congratulations!I visit your blog to get some inspiration out of your cards! Here is my link. Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your hits! This is my first time on your blog. I really liked your Test Tube Candy Corn and the Thank You Box Gift Card Set. I noticed you use muted colors a lot.... that's a nice change.

Swedie

Kim said...

Congrats Alex!! ;) I just love to check out your blog. I come every morning. You have such great stuff. I love to see what you come up with. There is always something new waiting for us when we come. I linked you to my blog. I hope you have a great week! Thanks for all you do even if you don't know how much you do for all of us.
Thanks
Kim Roberts

Anne said...

This is actually my first time visiting your blog. How nice of you to welcome me with blog candy. You shouldn't have... ;)

I'm going to start looking at all your cards now.

abackman66 at hotmail dot com

Beth Norman said...

Count me in chicka! I enjoy visiting your blog because over time we have visiting for so long, I have the sense of a friendship with you. I enjoy reading about your family, and can tell you are a very close family. And, you make great cards!

Debbie Yates said...

I come to your blog 'cuz I have to keep an eye on my sisters - make sure evryone is doing well - and you are! Your creations are over the top - I am so glad to have met you and shared so many creations - you are an inspiration ( thsi should get me two chances right?!? - just kidding!). Have fun on your cruise and bring back lots of ideas!

Meg Giroux said...

Hi Alex...Congratulations!
I come to your blog because I love hearing about you and your family, enjoy the same passion for creating as you do and think you are just so doggone sweet and love seeing what you create! Happy anniversary!

sandyh50 said...

I come to your blog and lurk over all your wonderful creations. Congrats on your blogaversary!

Dana said...

50,000 Hits? YOu are my idol girl!!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I found you through Portland Granny. It is an awesome blog...m.

mochamama said...

Happy Bloggaversary Alex!! I origanally started coming to your site for inspiration and since then have found a friend as well!

Erin... said...

Happy blogaversary!!! how fun! I visit your blog because you rock, plain and simple! Have a fun trip!

gina said...

Happy Blogoversary on the 22nd (my birthday Whoohooo) I love to visit you because you make not only gorgeous cards but gorgeous projects too, and not forgetting you are my SBS9 sister :)
Gina xxx

Anonymous said...

Alex, I absolutley love your blog. You make me laugh, you give me inspiration. Thanks for another chance to win some fab blog candy. Not only now but when you return there will be a daily blog candy give away....you are to much. And you have to ask why we come to your blog......please. I have CASED several of your cards. Your awesome!!

Kathy Brown

Ila said...

I come to your blog because you are a Very Talented Artist(I love seeing all the different projects and cards you make)and cause you are such a Sweetie!!!...Hugs, Ila

chelemom said...

You are such a sweet person! You always leave the nicest comments on others' blogs......and you are one talented, crafty lady! Congrats on you hits!!!

Marilyn said...

WOOHOO - congrats on the 50,000 hits Alex - this is awesome!!! You are such an inspiration for me, and I love stopping by to visit!! Have a fabulous time on your cruise!

lyzzydee said...

I love your blog!! Love your work!!
Lizzy
xxx

ribenaruby said...

Congratulations on sooooo many visitors. Your blog is so inspiring that I like it the way it is. Thanks for the chance of sweet candy and I've linked you on my jubbly candy list (right side).

cheribella said...

I was just blog hopping and found your blog. Great timing with blog candy going on! You have some wondeful creations here and I will definitely be back to keep an eye on your future creations. Congrats on so many hits...I am a newbie to blogging and stamping. I will add you to my blogroll for blog candy alerts right now at www.cheribella.wordpress and www.cheribella.com

Pam's Pride said...

Awesome candy!!! Happy blogaversary!!
Off to link you up!

Terry said...

I'm kinda of knew to your wonderful blog..But, I love all your wonderful creations..You inspire me to try my hand at stamping more..I just set up my blog last month so I am still very new at it...but I would for you to take a look at it when you have time..it's http://terryspaperpantry.blogspot.com/

Katie said...

Hiya Alex
Sorry not to have been over for such a long time. I have missed looking at your fab work and that's why I visit. Your work is brilliant. You are so creative and productive. I especially love the colour combinations you use. You are such a caring person too. Finally you are my SBS9 sistah!!

Katie
x

Anonymous said...

Alex, I will be glad when you return to add more inspiration. Hope you are having a fab time. Look forward to your return.

Kathy Brown

Henderica said...

Why I visit you blog? I also love to make stampcards and just love to see what other people make :)

Thank you for the chance to win :)
Posted about it in my blog

http://catstitching.blogspot.com/2008/10/blog-candy-alert_18.html

Jacqueline TresBella said...

I like your blog because I am also a SU demo and I love seeing your ideas with the SU products. I wish I could be so creative!

Jacqueline

link: http://www.sparklescharmsandbows.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Alex, just wanted you to know that I didn't realize that there were posts while you were gone but have managed to get caught up on each one of them. What a treat!! Thanks for all you do share and hope you are having a wonderful time.

Kathy Brown

A Full House said...

I have enjoyed your blog. I am not much into scrapbooking but I love making cards. I can find such cute ideas on your site.

I just got home from my first scrapping retreat. Wow did I learn a lot.

A Stroke Above said...

Oh what fun. You didn't give the exact date but I can guess one week back from Oct 26. It will be fun to do this hopping everyday over to your blog to see what is new. Thanks for all you do. I just found your site today via some other blog hopping I did. Linda Crowder

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Alex, on your 50,000 hits and your one year blog anniversary!!! I have had you in my favorites for about 6 months now. I don't recall whose blog I was on and saw your name. I visit your blog very often and was so impressed with your caring ways, when you had us donate items to the lady who lost everything in a fire. I hope that she is doing ok.

I love your card creations and you give me so much inspiration. Thanks.

Joan
MN

Scrappy Doo 2 u said...

Such an amazing offer. THank you. I'm linking to your site and am loving what I see .... I'm off to read read read.

Leslie said...

So glad I found a link to your blog...ADRABLE stamp! I will be checkin' back in and linking you up to my blog!

Frogs-n-Butterflies said...

Such a super blog! Happy Blogiversary!!! I just found your blog and have really enjoyed viewing all of your posts. I find it very inspiring.

LuLu said...

Alex, finally got around to entering your fabby blog candy giveaway. Gorgeous selection of goodies. Happy "Bloag - a - versary".

I love visiting your blog because you show us eveything ! ! ! Cards and scrapbook layouts. Truely inspirational.

Take care,

LuLu (SBS9)

Amanda said...

WOW! Today is my first visit to your blog and you're giving away blog candy! Isn't that good for me! LOL I will continue coming to your blog to see the SU ideas/projects that you have. I can't wait to look at your older posts.

CAKVD said...

Congratulations!!!! It's no wonder you have so many hits, as every one of your creations is a huge hit!! Hope you had fun on your vacation!!

JeanFB said...

Congratulations! I just recently found your blog, and the reason I visit - and what I like best - is that you have a VARIETY of projects... not just cards (which I DO love), but scrapbook pages (which I tend to neglect - need the extra push) and neat projects. Keep up the great work!

Patrina said...

Congrats on reaching 50000 posts! Thanks for sharing all your designs, that's what keeps us coming back!

A Full House said...

I love Bella stamp. I have wanted one of those for awhile. What company sells them?

tyrymom29 said...

I just love Your blog Because of your creations and You!!!

ElaineBC said...

I came to your blog from a link off another persons blog. I love to visit all the blogs and get inspiration for my cardmaking. (Still a beginner). Congratulations on your blogaversary, I am just in the process of getting mine going, feeling very intimidated by it.
Thank you for the opportunity to win some blog candy, I keep trying to win but so far no luck.

elaine

Paul said...

Great candy. Congratulations on your Blogversary. Love you work. Have linked you on my blog.
TFS
Paul

Happy Crafter said...

Hi this is my first visit to your wonderful blog but it wont be my last you will go on my fav blog list and i will go and link your candy in my blog asap.I am relatively new to blogland but amazed at the people on it you are all so generous and give so much inspiration i am so glad i found you and the candy is awesome thank you so much :)
Val xxx

j said...

I visit your blog for inspiration & love all your work.
Keep up the great work :):):)

Jean

Bonnie B. said...

Just happened upon your blog while visiting Luv 2 Scrapp..I'm new to all this but I can already see it's gonna be something I love. After scrolling down your blog I see I'm gonna get plenty of ideas from right here. Glad you had a great vacation. I have never seen the ocean..whoe is me!!!

Jo said...

Hi Alex, don't know if I'm too late for this drawing - I'm never any good at international time differences!

What can you do to improve your blog? Absolutely no idea because I think it's pretty darn good as it is!!!

Bunny B said...

Woohoo!! Congrats on your superb hits! I might not comment often, but I read you via my reader :) xx

Froggy said...

wow...50,000 hits!!! thats amazing!!! Congrats!!

Froggy

Anonymous said...

I love your blog for great card ideas. You give me much incentive to go and stamp also. Thanks for offering your Blog Candy also.

Joan
MN