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Friday, November 30, 2007

BLOG CANDY TIME! Countdown to my blog 1st Birthday on December 5th!!

BLOG CANDY TIME!! Count down to my blog 1st Birthday on December 5th!!
Hi everyone! Well, it's time for a blog candy! I'm doing a countdown towards my blog 1 year birthday which will be on December 5th. I'm also celebrating several blog milestones . . ..I've reached my 100,000 hits for Stampin Inspirations and 80,000 for Card Inspired and 1,000+ subscribers for both blog sites!! Whoohoo!!!

I would never have imagined that I would reach any of those milestones. Blogging has been such a fun part of my life. I've met many wonderful blog friends and sharing ideas with other people who have the same interest as I do.

Thank you to those who visit my site and comment. . .I really appreciate your comments because your input is very important to me. As a thank you. . .I will automatically add your name to the blog candy bucket for each comment you've made starting October 1st to November 29th.

There will be many opportunities to play. . .each time you play along, your name will be added to the blog candy bucket!

Want to play? Here are the rules:

First of all . . .comment this post and your name will automatically be added to a blog candy bucket in which I will be pulling a name out of to choose the winner!! Please comment on the post. DO NOT SEND ME AN EMAIL. My email is sort of messy right now and I may miss your comment so COMMENT ON THE POST ONLY.

#2 Starting tomorrow, I will be posting a "challenge" as a count down to my blog birthday so basically you have 6 opportunities to add your name. . .I'll keep the challenge simple such as asking a question, asking for an opinion, sending a picture of your favorite card, etc.

#3 I will be posting this blog candy for both blog sites (Card Inspired and
Stampin Inspirations) so you have two opportunities each day to submit your name. I will be adding a prize each day starting tomorrow until the day the blog candy ends on DECEMBER 5th! All of the prizes will go to ONE lucky winner. I will announce the name of the winner on December 6th!!

I'll post the first prize that will go into the prize bucket tomorrow!I will be posting this same blog candy on Stampin Inspirations for those who visit my Stampin Inspirations blog site . Remember. . .you can play both blog sites. The challenges for both blog sites will be different so be sure to drop by both blog sites for more opportunities to submit your name!!

Come on and play along! You will LOVE the prize!

Again, thank you everyone for being such wonderful blog friends!!

65 comments:

Cheryl said...

Maria, you thank us for being such great blog friends, but we thank you for such a terrific blog and taking the time to do the tutorials and take the photos to share with us. I have gotten so many great ideas from you and I know my stamping has improved because of you. Thank YOU!!!!!
Cheryl Sims

Diane said...

YEAH this will be great fun. I love your blog and check both of them EVERYDAY!

Denise... said...

Fantastic! You've done VERY well in a year! Yea!!!

Nicola said...

What a great idea.

Hugs
Nic

Connie said...

Both of your blogs are AWESOME!!! I visit them every day to see what new things you have created!!! Happy Anniversary!!

Debbie G said...

I subscribe to one of your blogs so I don't miss your beautiful creations and tutorials. Thank you for the chance to win blog candy!

Rita said...

Congrats Maria!!! You are such an inspiration to so many of us & I luv stopping by each day to see what your latest razzle dazzle project is, 'cause you always do something to WOW me!!! Keep on doing what your doing, you are doing an awesome job! *Hugs*

Juliann said...

Ok so put me in twice...I read both of yours daily!!!

Sonya said...

You are the best MAria. I have learned so much from you,more than I ever tell you and I so love coming on here each day to see what new and wonderful things you have created!
Sonya

HeyHeyPaula said...

This sounds like fun. I enjoy visiting your blog regularly and I look forward to your challenges. Thanks for sharing your love of crafting .

Jan Scholl said...

shouldnt the entries be he same on both blogs? Some one missed this one.

Toni said...

Hi Maria! Love your blog, thanks for all the work you do, giving us sketches, tutorials and videos!

CAKVD said...

This sounds awesome. Thank you so much for all the tutorials and examples that you show us. I really appreciate it and you are so extremely talented!
Cheryl KVD

My Paper World said...

You are so sweet! I love visiting your site, you share such amazing projects with us, thanks so much for taking the time to do that. xx

Wife2TJ said...

How fun!!! I love your blog. You always have such wonderful cards to share!-Samantha

Lilian said...

sounds like fun! please add my name to your bucket... i'm looking forward to the challenges.

happy early blog birthday! :)

Tracy.H said...

Wow, Maria! This sounds like fun. What a great idea. Can't wait to see what the challenges are!! :0)

Tami said...

Maria- I love your site- I'll be back!

Jen said...

only 1 year, girl!??!?! Dang - you were Jammin', huh?!?!?! Congrats.... I'm following right behind you!!!

Hugs n' Aloha,
Jen

Linda said...

Maria,
Your blog was the very first blog that I found and through your links I have found there is whole fantastic stamping and scrapbooking world that I did not know about. Your cards have been very inspiring to me---the colors you use are beautiful.
Thank you very much for all of the work you put into your blog.
Linda Peterson
craftylin1968@aol.com

Pat S. said...

Hi Maria!
Congratulations on reaching these milestones! WOO-HOO!!!

What a fun blog candy idea...thanks for all you do for our community!

Nancy Grant said...

Yippee Maria!!!! Happy Birthday to your blogging success. Your sites are all an inspiration.

:-)

JenMarie said...

Congrats on the Anniversary! I found both your blogs about a month ago and you're in my favs!!

Cathy said...

Congrats! Congrats! Count me in on this fun game. I love seeing your artwork each day. You are so inspiring that we shoule be giving something to you for all you do for bloglnd.
Thanks or all the chances.

Gerriann said...

WooHoo! Thanks for the opportunity to win a prize. I love your blog and I get so excited when you tell me that you love a card on my blog! Thanks again!

Linda SS said...

I've been a subscriber that really enjoys your blog and all the inspiration, sketches, amazing cards and tutorials that you have provided me with. Many thanks and wishing you oodles of birthday wishes.

Tejal said...

Fabulous idea. First of all here is my Congratulations on the huge milestones, The Blogaversary and A big Big Big Birthday hug. I will be missing out on your celebrations, since I am going for a wedding.
But Happy birthday in advance.
Hope you have a blessed day!

Tejal

sandie carter said...

I love your blogs and look forward to seeing what you have to share each day. Thanks heaps for sharing so freely.

Hope you have a very special birthday.

dragonflydreams@bigpond.com.au

MissaTooU said...

Maria,
Congratulations on the blog hits! I check out both your pages every day! I think I am even subscribed to them both through feedbits. So they let me know when you update. Although I think I check your blog faster then they can let me know you have updated.
Missa

twinks said...

Congrats on yur upcoming anniversary!

Donna said...

Wow, two chances to win. Your blogs rock, Maria. I don't miss them daily. Congrats again.

Nettie

CreativeJeaux said...

I am glad this "comment" contest has motivated me to start my own blog- finally!

Debby said...

I subscribe to both blogs, don't want to miss out on any of your artwork.
Debby McGillivray

Planet said...

Congrats to you, You are an inspiration and thank you for sharing your talent with us!! janet

Mary Campbell said...

Congrats on both your blogs and the huge success you have with them. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Mary Campbell jjjcamp@hotmail.com

Laurie Hines said...

Happy 1st birthday Maria. I still enjoy your work as much now as I did when I first found your blog! Thanks for all the work you do! Where do you get the time?

ali1 said...

Maria,

You are such an inspiration. Your work is first class and whenever I have a blank moment...your designs inspire me.

Babs said...

Maria
Happy Birthday keep up the great ideas and tutiorals love your site
Barb

scfranson said...

I just found your wonderful blog and I'll be back often.
Claudia
scfranson@charter.net

Trina said...

Congratulations on the milestone!! Both of your card blogs are amazing, and I wouldn't miss checking them out each day!

debbiedee said...

Happy Anniversary Maria! I love both sites as well and have loved the new things I have learned as a result of your willingness to share with us.

Desi said...

Maria....CONGRATULATIONS!!! You are so hardworking and generous with all your ideas. You know I love your blogs!!
Desi in Ky

Darlene LeM said...

Congrats again on your accomplishments. I don't know how you do it--keeping up TWO wonderful blogs. I just love your style! Darlne L

2 Worlds said...

Maria
you deserve, your creations are wonderful, and you very helpful to us
I learned a lot with your tutorials
Im very glad I met you
congrats

Debi said...

Such an accomplishment! Very well deserved! I enjoy your site and learn so much from you! Congrats!!!

Janet said...

Again, congrats on your one year Blog anniversary. I love to view your blog entries. You always have great creations to inspire and challenge us. I also LOVE blog candy! Yippee! Keep up the great blogs.

Tanja said...

happy 1st blogiversary!!!! You have shared so many beautiful projects with us this year!

CAKVD said...

This will be so much fun! I don't know how you find the time to keep up two amazing blogs!!
Cheryl KVD

Claire said...

Congrats on your 1st B-day comong up on the 5th. I love your cards and ideas and it's very helpful to me as well. Thank you for the inspirations..

malieta said...

Hi Maria!

So you have a birthday coming soon...I have to get busy and send something to you! I have been MIA lately but everything is so hectic around here right now. I will make a special effort to stop by daily and participate in the challenges.
(((((hugs))))
malieta:)

Alicia said...

I love your work keep it coming.

mshbluesky said...

Congratulations, Maria! I am not surprised that you have ahd so many visitors to your blog; it is a fantastic blog and you are so creative! Thanks for being so generous!

cseirmarco said...

You are such an inspiration. I just love your sketches and the things you create. I've been a silent follower of your blog for some time now. Congrats on hitting those milestones and an early happy blog birthday!!!!

Anonymous said...

You are going to have one tough job collecting all the names! What a task! TFS!
I thought I signed up for a Google account but it doesn't want to work... Monika/Buzsy

Diana said...

Congrats!! Thanks for share your creativity with us!

Love
Diana

CMC Mom in Oh-Laura said...

Awesome contest. I particiapated in Angel's because of you and your site. THanks for offering us tons of ideas and candy too!:)

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Blog candy! Wow, thanks for the cool chances to win Maria!

Sheri said...

Maria, I have both your blogs in my Google Reader and they are dfinitely my most starred blogs!! I love your stuff! Thanks for the chance to win a little something!!

Ila said...

Woo Hoo!! Sounds like a lot of fun Maria. Congratulations on all the hits and the Blog Birthday!!

doverdi said...

Congratulations on the milestone!! I have been subscribing to both of your blogs for sometime now. Thanks so much for sharing your talent & creativity with us. It's definately appreciated.

Brenda said...

Happy "1st" Blogaversary Maria!! You Rock girl!! Thanks for sharing your creativity...'love checking out all your cards!! I just can't figure out how you find the time to do it all! Count me in for this fun contest!
~Brenda H.

tanmilmom said...

I love this stuff and always read them

ckemling said...

Your blogs are such an inspiration and I check them almost daily to see if they have been updated. Your tutorials are great. Thank you for sharing!

Stampin-MAMI said...

hey maria, i love what you have done here, i just saw this as i was away for alittle bit.... great idea,.. and i hope your birthday was a great one.......... i love your tutorials, and thanks for hte chance at some blogcandy......
smooshes.......

Maria
Stampin-mami

Stampin-MAMI said...

hey maria, i love what you have done here, i just saw this as i was away for alittle bit.... great idea,.. and i hope your birthday was a great one.......... i love your tutorials, and thanks for hte chance at some blogcandy......
smooshes.......

Maria
Stampin-mami