Monday, August 18, 2008

"WOW -- 50,000 Hits"

I can hardly believe I've already reached 50,000 hits!! The thanks goes to all of you! I love having my blog -- it's my fun, creative outlet. I have so appreciated all of the positive comments and feedback I have received over the past year! It has been so encouraging! Thanks, again!

It's blog candy time!!!

Of course, I had to come up with some goodies to give away! Everyone can play! Just leave a comment telling me when you started scrapbooking, stamping and/or crafting. I will announce the winner on Wednesday night at 10:00 pm central. I will use the random number generator to pick the winner!

Up for grabs:
*BoBunny My Word Family chipboard album
*Winter themed rubons
*'Lil Davis Huckleberry rickrack
*Karen Foster wintertime shirt labels
*KI Memories Icicles flower bubble frames
*Four(4) handmade Critters cards w/envies
*Stickles - gold
*Teal glittered blossom w/button center
*Two (2) Making Memories containers
*Mini tin of pixie Primas
I want to thank everyone, again, for stopping by, and hope you keep coming back! Take care and God bless!!


Anonymous said... are too nice!!! I started when W was born 1995 and took a little break and then started back and going ever since. I so miss the store and you guys!!! love your creations--c

Anonymous said...

I love coming to your blog and I really enjoy the music that plays when I pull it up. Sometimes, I just keep the site open and have the music continue to play. So, thanks for that.

I started stamping about 1 year ago when a friend of mine asked me to join her stamp club. Now I have one in my home every month.


Elaine said...

Hello Ms. J.
Congrats on your blog! It's been fun watching you and your family as the time has passed. I started stampin in 1980 or so (i know it was a really long time ago), then scrapping in 1995 or 1996. The internet wasn't around when I started stamping...and was sort of starting when I started scrapping....yikes.

Anonymous said...

You are thanking us yet you are the one doing all the work! We love your blog and are so blessed by it. Your creations are wonderful.
I started stamping 5 years ago and scrapbooking 10 years ago when a friend gave me a CM album for my wedding present. Wow, how time does fly when you are having so much fun!!!!!

MissaTooU said...

Hello JoAnna
What a wonderful blog you have I check in on you everyday, I am also subscribed. Congratulations on 50K!
I started stampin in 1991, started out adding a stamp to my envelopes and it has esculated from there. The creations are endless! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Hey J... glad to scrap w/ you Saturday. It was great to see everybody and to get back into the swing of things...

Anonymous said...

this is Kim M., again, I just read the instructions...
I have been stamping/scrapbooking for about 11 years. I started when my oldest child started pre-k. Then I became a Stampin' Up! demo., no longer do that, but I still love Stampin' Up and stamping and I miss Page by Page soooooo much. Love you, girl! Kim M.

Michelle said...

Congrats on the 50K hits! Thats awesome! Your blog is very inspiring and too subscribe :-) I started scrapbooking and paper crafting approximately 8 years ago now - I think. Honestly it seems like I have been doing it forever though. However I still love it just as much today as I did the day I started. Thanks for all your inspiring posts!

Anonymous said...

What a great blog candy treat! I started scrapbooking when I was put on bedrest just before my daughter was born. That was in 1997! I love your blog! It is one of the first ones I check every morning. Thanks for sharing with all of us!

Anonymous said...

Congrats Joanna!! Your blog is so much fun. You're so talented! Keep up the great work!
I made my first scrapbook 21 years ago in high school. I picked it back up about 5 years ago when my oldest started school. I just started cardmaking and stamping last fall.
Thanks for the opportunity for the blog candy!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow is right! Congrats on your site! Enjoy the tunes.

Marla said...

Joanna-that is great! I have not started scrapbooking-I plan to when Adara starts college.
Love you bunches!!!

Amy said...

Congrats on 50,000 hits! That's amazing! I've been crafting for about 2 1/2 years. I needed a creative outlet and cardmaking gave me something to do and something to give away afterward! Thanks for sharing all the great inspiration and the fun blog candy!

sandyh50 said...

I started scrapbooking about 10 years ago back when we used a LOT of stickers on our pages. Then 2 years ago I started cardmaking and just love the stamping! Great blog candy.

sandyh502001 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Congrats on 50K hits - that is really awesome!!I've been rubber stamping for just over 10 years now. Thanks for the chance to win this great blog candy!!

Kerry Moragn

Bella Rose Creations said...

Congratulations JoAnna!! What a wonderful achievement. I started stamping (still working on the scrapbooking) in 2005 when my daughter was was my get out of the house free card!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on reaching 50,000 hits! I like the school themed notepads you did... very clever.


Anonymous said...

WOW - what a treat! I really enjoying the ideas you have on your blog and love the music. I have been crafting all my life. I have been making cards and stationary for a long time with whatever supplies I could find, but really started scrapbooking and stamping when I got married. My mom bought a few patterned pieces of paper for us to put the pictures of the showers and stuff on and keep some momentos from the events. When she looks at my craft area and everythig is all over the place and messy she blames herself for getting me addicted!! Thanks for you inspiration. Amanda

Primitive Seasons said...

I started this craziness just about a year ago around this time. I have been a lifelong sewer, quilter and dollmaker and still love those but papercrafting and stamping is wonderful!


Anonymous said...

Hey stranger!!! I sure am missing coming to the monthly crops. Life is getting in the way. know when I started scrapping. You've taught me everything I know. LOL As I have said before, you are an inspiration to me and I love you.
P.S. Congrats on 50,000 hits!!!

Kandi said...

Congrats on the blog hits, I check your blog all the time for new inspiration, I just love all your little creations!
I started scrapbooking when my son was born 4 years ago. I actually started on my daughter's school album first and it was fun. Scrapbooking has come along way since then! I got into stamping and card making when we moved to Nevada. Am loving it.

Jaime said...

I started scrapbooking after my oldest son was born (6 1/2 years ago) because my sister started a scrapbook for me. I had never even heard of scrapbooking! :-)

The scrapbooking has spread into card making, too. I can use the same supplies and make something useful. It's a win-win. :-)

Thanks for a great giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I started scrapbooking after I moved back to Milan because my cousin is a Creative Memories consultant. I guess that would be at least ten years ago. I started stamping about three years ago. You are the one that got me started so you should know.

Congratulations on your 50,000 hits. It just shows to go you that your work is appreciated.

Linda W.

Aprille Roberts said...

Hi JoAnna! I started crocheting on July 23, and have been making purses ever since! I will be making other things too, I just enjoy the purses so much!

I love coming to visit your blog and seeing all of the fun and creative things you do. You are an amazing crafty person and a wonderful mom! Thanks for checking in with me today to be sure that all was going well and for offering to help. It was so, so nice that you made food for Michelle and her family!

Love ya!
April :0)

Aprille Roberts said...

Sorry the last comment was lengthy, but also had to say CONGRATULATIONS ON 50,000 HITS!!! That is really awesome! You go girl!!!!

You are very kind to give something away in honor of your accomplishment. Thank you for your generosity!

Love ya!

Stampin Cats said...

I startrd stamping in 2000. I looked at my first SU catalog and ordered wheels. From there i went to stamps, stamp pads, ribbon and so on. I have made on small scrapbook of my cats. I plan to move on to bigger and better things.

Maria H. said...

Congrats on the blog milestone!

I did my first scrapbook 10 years ago now-for my parent's 40th Anniversary. Thankfully, I am now in the process of updating that for their 50th Anniversary next week! :-) Seems like a VERY long time ago now.

Thanks for giving us the chance to win. Have a fantastic day!

Dorothy said...

Congratulations! What great blog candy!!!! Pick me, pick me. My birthday is next week and I guarantee my hubby and daughter wilk not get me any stamping supplies!! I started serious stamping 4 years ago and still love it! Before that I was always crafting one thing or another from jewelry to painting wooden things. Love your blog!!!

Anonymous said...

Big congrats on your hits! I started scrapbooking 6 years ago when I had to make a portfolio for College. I wanted something different and exciting since it was suppossed to be a reflection of my life and what I have accomplished, etc. the rest is history. You have an awesome site and I like listening to your music as well and will leave it opened while I continue bloghopping.

Annelies said...

Congratulations!! I started scrapbooking about 4 years ago, when a new craft store opened and demonstrated this. Last year I followed a stamping course and now I spend more time on stamping and cardmaking. Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Anonymous said...

Hey Joanna- You know how much I love your blog!!! I started scrapping in 2001 when I had my first child. I sure would love to win those goodies and take them with me to Cropical Paradise this weekend!!!! Emily Brown

Anonymous said...

i love your blog! and read it faithfully. actually, i have been crafting and scrapbooking forever, it seems. i kept diaries and scrapbooks as far back as i can remember, and that is a long time ago!so i would say i have been at it for at least 40+ years; i love it!!
thanks for all your creative ideas........luvberz

Michelle said...

I know I am late seeing this but 32 comments!!! WOW!! You have a lot of followers! LOL
50,000 hits is amazing! Good for you. Hope you have a good night. Thanks for all you do.
I love ya!

Rochelle W said...

Dang it, I totally missed out on this one.

Kimberly said...

I just love your blog. I have always been a crafter of some kind. I started when I was about 11 yrs old crocheting and cross stitching. I have been scrapbooking for about 5 yrs now and have just begun stamping about a couple of months ago.

Anonymous said...

Hurray! That's a lot of hits!
You have a super blog ...I can see why we all come back for more!
I started scrapping/card making in November of 2007. Ever since I found SCS, Ive been on roll..and lovin it.

Anonymous said...

This is my first, but definitely not my last visit to your Blog. I found it while looking on Splitcoast for cute little holiday treats...just wanted you to know that I most likely will case your snowman soup, and I wanted to thank you for the inspiration!