Friday, November 30, 2007

"Hip Hip Hooray -- 10,000 Hits!"



Wow!! 10,000 hits!!! I am so excited and the thanks goes to all of you!! This time last year, me & my family were closing our scrapbook store of 3 years and the last thing on my my mind was creating a blog! But, when you have a deep passion for the craft as I do, you cannot stay away too long, nor do you want to! So, I started this blog as a 'new' outlet to share ideas and meet fellow crafters. Even though I'm a scrapbooker first and foremost, my enjoyment for paper-crafting has evolved greatly this year.

I absolutely love having this blog to share my creations with everyone. I also greatly treasure the friends I have made through both, my scrapbook store and my blog. I greatly appreciate each and everyone of you that check out my blog and/or post comments. You are the reason I am at this 10,000 hit milestone, so thanks from the bottom of my heart!

Ok, on with the blog candy...heehee Here is a list of what's up for grabs:

1. Making Memories Winter Glitter Stickers; 2. Making Memories Winter Pebble Stickers; 3. Making Memories Christmas Mini Colorboard Stickers; 4. Scrapbook Adhesive E-Z Runner; 5. American Crafts 'Seasons Greetings' spool ribbon; 6. Package of 5 snowman stamped images; 7. 'Happy Holly Days' clear stamp by Stampendous; 8. Package of 5 jumbo paper clips; 9. Gum holder; and last, but not least 10. Bag of assorted Jelly Belly

Everyone can play! All you need to do is post a comment on this post telling me what your favorite thing is I've created so far. You have until midnight on Sunday night to post, then I will put everyone's comment in a bucket and let my dear daughter draw before going to school on Monday morning. I will then posted the winner on my blog! Good luck everyone!!!

46 comments:

Jan Scholl said...

I like your cleaned up desk-something I cant relate to but would like eventually. Its purty.

Cathy said...

Congrats on 10,000 hits! I just love all your projects. I would have to say I really like all the creative snowman kisses and snowman sets.
Thanks for a chance.
cmeyers@hughes.net

Tejal said...

Congrats on 10K hits. Love the snowmen sets you made.
Haven't made anything fab this year end...
Hoping to start fresh..

tejal

Linda SS said...

You have made so many cute things! Since I'm crazy about chocolate, I really love the Ghiredelli folder and the Papertrey tins. Those clipboards are really fun & fabulous also. The santa key is such a cute idea too - so many other cute things!!!

MissaTooU said...

Congrats on 100,000 hits.
I would have to say that I really enjoyed the Snowman kisses. Although I also like the clipboards, and the gum holders. THen again the Snowman soup is so wonderful. So many ideas. Thanks for the chance!
Missa

Linda said...

I thought the Snowman Kisses is a very unique idea--something I might make for my nieces for Christmas--I think they would get a thrill out of it. Congratulations on 10,000 hits.
Linda Peterson
craftylin1968@aol.com

Michelle Bingham said...

The coaster calenders are my favorite and then the Santa Key is next then I think the Reindeer Food. I just LOVE your blog! It is so fun!!

Ghazal(ghazal_31005@yahoo.com) said...

I like you coaster calendars & altered tins and decorated gift jars. I just like everything on your blog!
Congrats on 10K hits.

scfranson said...

I just love your altered items. I really like to alter items and you give me a lot of inspiration.
Claudia
scfranson@charter.net

canben said...

I like your clipboards! I like the colors in the birthday one!

Anonymous said...

WOW! 10,000 hits! Congrats! You are so creative and I love to see what you craft. You know I'm a fan of your scrapbook pages and with that said,I think, besides the scrapbook pages, my favorite thing you've posted so far would be what you've done with the Band-Aid Tins. Everyone that you've made have been beautiful but then again, everything that you craft turns out beautiful.Thanks for blogging your crafts!

Lisa B.

Anonymous said...

Everything looks great but especially the snowman kisses, soo cute!!
Kristine
coombdav@aol.com

CAKVD said...

I love your pixie pouches!! The candy you are giving away is FABULOUS...someones going to be really lucky!!
Thanks!
Cheryl KVD

Pam C. said...

You're Hot Cocoa Card is ONE of my best favorites! Congratulations on your hits and keep the ideas coming!

Lizzy said...

Hi. I love to see all the new things you have created. However, I went to Ole Miss so I have really enjoyed those items. I cannot wait to see what is next.

Denese said...

I think my favorite on was snowman kisses. I really love all your ideas. Denese
Thanks I look forward to seeing my next e-mail

Rochelle W said...

Joann,
Woo Hoo! Congrats!! Hmmmmm...what is my favorite? Dang that is a hard one. I love everything. But I guess if I had to pick. I would say that I love the tea tins, and nugget tins. Ok that that was two things.

Nancy said...

I've been coming to your blog for a while now and always find something I fall in love with.
I'd have to say my most favorite of your projects lately has been Santa's Magic Key.
Thanks for sharing!

Lorie said...

Something I just cannot resist is the snowman 'stuff' you've made! Way cute! Thanks for the chance on the candy, too!

dd2njoy said...

I just subscribed to your blog and was checking a few things,of course i had to check the snowmen first cause I love and am addicted
to snowmen. So I would say all your snowmen projects would be my favorite.
Congrats on your 10,000 hits!That's
amazing!! Thanks for the chance at this wonderful candy!!

penny said...

Congrats on hitting a mile stone of 10,000 hits. I just love your blog. You have many inspirations, it's hard to just pick out one that I like. I would say it is the snowman sets. Snowmen are my favorite. Thanks for the chance of winning. Have a blessed day!

Anonymous said...

i loved our snowman soup...I need to make some of those! Your fav sonowman stamp is pretty cute! I have a fun idea my daughter and I used the SU set with the cup with whip cream, we used some of the puffy liquid applique (got from SU a couple of years ago) It was so much fun!
Thanks for sharing your blog, i added yout o my faourites...I am new to this, I heard about your site from Rochelle (Impressions). You guys seem to have so much fun!

Thanks for the chance at winning!

lizmoruzi@sympatico.ca

Cindy Vernon said...

Lovely candy. I really like your coaster calendars, reminds me to make some:)

Reality Show Reject said...

I couldn't pick a favorite if I tried! All of your stuff is so cute! Who knew someone so crafty lived in my backyard!!(Murray, KY here) Where do you purchase all of these goodies? I can't find anything around here! I have to go to Paducah or shop in Cincinnati while I'm visiting family. Congrats on the hits and thanks for the chance to win!

chinamomxtwo said...

i love your snowman kisses--so cute!!

chinamomxtwo said...

i love your snowman kisses--so cute!!

Shauna said...

I have to pick just ONE?!?!?!!! You have so many cute things, it's just too difficult to pick just one......but those Snowman Kisses are VERY cute! Thanks for sharing!

Cris Z said...

How dang cute are those snowman kisses! What a great idea! Might have to make them for the girls at work. Congrats on all the hits!

Tanja said...

Amazing what effect one can have. 10 K hits! Awesome! Congrats! Cute projects. Love the "patties"

Denise... said...

Congrats!!! I like the snowman set you made. It's adorable!

Anonymous said...

Like so many of the other comments, I have to say, too, that everything you make is a favorite. However, I will have to say that one of my most favorites is the criss-cross Thank You card that you made for me. Next would be all of the Christmas items with the Santa hat on them. That stamp is my favorite and next would be the snowman. Thank you for all the gift ideas. As I have told you often, you are such an inspiration to me, in more ways than crafting.

Linda Walker

nettystamps said...

I love all things altered.... I especially love the gum wrappers you created. With a simple change of paper/design they can be used for ANY occasion...thanks so much for all the ideas/inspirations...
Happy and Blessed Holiday Season to you, Alyssa and your family...

Kristine Reynolds said...

Just found your blog through Rochelle. I love everything you've made. What great inspiration. I think the first thing I am going to try is those coaster calenders.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on 10,000!! I really enjoy reading your blog and I love the Calendar coasters you did!

Robyn

melissa roth said...

CONGRATS! I love your snowmen soup and kisses. I make little favors for my co-workers during the holiday season & had thought about making the snowmen poop that I saw at our local craft fair. But I like your ideas much better:)

Sara Paschal www.sarastudio.blogspot.com said...

Congrats on your hits, you have a wonderful blog I took a look around and I love the Coaster Calenders I am off now to check out the link to where you got them.

Anonymous said...

Do I have to chose just one? You know I love all your snowman items. Bought the stamp myself. LOL I also love your clipboards. You are such an inspiration. Love ya,
Gina

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love the snowman set! I was only planning on doing the snowman soup for my daughter's class ... but may now have to expand upon that!

kmstampfun@juno.com
Karen Martinez

Elaine said...

Soooo many great projects to share at the holidays - I think alot of them can be transitioned into other times of the year also. My favorite is snowman kisses. I love the bagged set you did for an order....how sweet is that!!!???

Chickenicity said...

Congratulations! I recently found your blog, as I have been reading Rochelle's for a month or so! I think the band aid tins are my favorite, although...it is a tough choice! I love reading about you and your daughter; I am a single mother as well, and my daughter is a senior in high school! I have just re-entered the world of stamping after several years hiatus and am very glad to have found such wonderful women to inspire me! Thank you!

Mandiannie said...

I love the gum wrappers! I think that's such a cute idea and it's a way to make plain old gum (or anything else) look a little Christmasy. Great candy and thanks for a chance to win.

stampland said...

I enjoy checking your site for all the great ideas. Congrats on 10,000 hits! My favorite thing has to be the Snowman Kisses!

Patti Painter said...

JoAnna, I have just found your blog through a link in Impressions and am glad I have. I have to say I love the Santa key but thats because I love antique santa images. Your work is beautiful and I can see why you love the snowman...he is a cutie. Congratulations on your blog and 10,000 hits. I am putting you on my favorites.

Anonymous said...

Joanna- I love everything I have bought from you! The kids' teachers have greatly appreciated their gifts, and Katibeth has used her gel tip pens in the Scooby band-aid tin so many times I can't count!!! I really like the post you did of your booth at the Mission crop. I thought your presentation that day was excellent! Emily Brown

2 Worlds said...

I liked your coasters calendars.
congratulations on the hits
you have great projects

Maria H. said...

I LOVE the Pixie pouches! It's something different than everyone else is doing, so thanks for the inspiration!