Celebrating 300 posts

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED---I'LL BE BACK LATER WITH THE WINNER!

This is my 300th post and I'm also nearing 15,000 hits so I thought I'd celebrate with some blog candy. We all love candy, right? I love actual candy as well but what I'm going to offer shouldn't put any extra pounds on our hips and thighs.

Okay, here's what you need to do. First, comment on this post answering the following question. How long have you been paper crafting and what do you like the best--cardmaking or scrapbooking? Second, spread the word on your blog, if you have one. If not, word of mouth is fabulous. Third, check back on 8/18/09 to see if you won. Easy peasy, right?

Now, onto the goodies. Here's what's up for grabs.

2 unmounted rubber stamp sets by Amy R --Love Sentiments & Wedding
1 jar lime green Prima flowers

2 packages of Prima Fancystix flowers
Rob & Bob Clipease Dispenser and refills
Stampin Up Magic Mesh
K&Company adhesive ribbon
Brilliance Platinum Planet ink pad

Paper Studio Chipboard shapes
CTMH adhesive rhinestone flowers


For every 25 comments, I'll add extra goodies. Thanks to everyone for making blogging so much fun.

67 comments :

Kathi Carlson said...

Congratulations, Alanna! What a great giveaway! I'm be more than happy to spread the word.

Kim said...

Some yumminess coming our way! I'll share the love on blog.
Blessings,
Kim xXx

Kim said...

Opps, I forgot to answer your question...I have been scrapbooking way longer than card making, so I'm going with scrapbooking.
Blessings,
Kim xXx

Sarah said...

Congrats Alanna!!!!
I will post this on my sidebar for sure.
I have been papercrafting for nearly 2 years..
I am definitely a card maker more than a scrapper!

Carla said...

Congrats Alanna!! Awesome blog candy!
I've been papercrafting for about 7years now - my very first project was a scrapbook of our honeymoon. My favourite is probably cardmaking. Because I usually only have short periods of time to sit in my craft room - much easier to sit & do a card than to start a scrapbook page & then have to keep coming back to it.
Off to link to your candy on my blog. . .

Kelley Eubanks said...

Wow... how sweet Alanna! Congrats on your 300th post. I am almost at 200 (well pretty close)and have only been doing this since April of this year! I post too much! :)

Maricar said...
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Maricar said...

I deleted my first post because I can't follow directions ...

Let me try again.

Alanna, congrats on the 300th post and all those hits!

I've been a papercrafter since 2002 as a scrapbooker, but entered (jumped) into the world of cardmaking within the past year.

Thanks for taking the time to pop over onto my blog and leaving comments which make me smile!

Me loves the blog candy!

Penny said...

Yummy candy :)

I've posted a link in my sidebar.

I've been paper crafting since I attended a CTMH gathering in early November 2008, and I purchased my consultant kit on Nov 30... lol. Yes I was hooked after one gathering. We made a sort of brag book photo album type thing and I was amazed at the how to programs. I'd say I'm a scrapbooker, I'm trying to scrap my kids entire lives.... lol. But lately I have gotten into cards and other things and only work on the scrapbook occasionally.

sheharper said...

Congratulations on your blog! I love both scrapping & card making as a newbie to both (10 months). I tend to favor card making,however, since it goes faster for me :)

Superjaxster said...

I've been paper crafting for about 10+ years I guess. I liked stamping in high school, but I had NO idea what I was doing. A cousin taught me how to scrap in college, but I haven't done that recently so I'd go with cards. I'll get a post up on my blog asap. Congrats on 300 posts!

Laurel said...

Congrats Alanna! I've got you linked on my blog!

Laurel said...

Oops, like Kim I forgot to answer the question. I've been scrapping for about 10 years.

Leslie said...

Alanna, I have been scrapping since 6/16/07 when I went to a CTMH gathering and fell in love. I do more card making than scrapping. I am looking forward to Studio J when it is released. I saw your daughter's comment on Karen Pederson's blog and checked out her blog and left her a comment. You have a budding paper crafter there!

Christina said...

Ok, so I've been paper crafting for about 7 years with a little break in the middle. I used to only scrapbook but once I became a CTMH consultant in February of this year I started making cards and that has become my favorite thing to do!

Secondly, I left you something on my blog!!!

Ok, now I'm off to share the news about your blog candy! HAPPY WEDNESDAY!!

Wendy K. said...

Congrats Alanna! I would say scrapbooking is my favorite but it is nice to take a break to make some cards as well because they tend to be quicker. I've added a post on my blog for you as well!

Dionne said...

Thats great on all the hits!!! WOW
First time stopper by, so I am excited to check it all out.

I have been doing the scrapbook thing for about 10 years but I LOVE cardmaking!!!!!

Sarah said...

Congratulations! I'll glad spread the word on my blog brightscrapper.blogspot.com. To answer your question, I started scrapbooking in 1998 after visiting England for the 1st time. At this point, I'm not sure if I prefer cardmaking or scrapbooking! As long as I'm getting glue and ink on my fingers and clothes, I'm happy!

Jennifer said...

Congratulations!I have been scrapbooking and stamping for 10 years now-wow just realized that! I enjoy scrapbooking more but find myself making more cards that pages, lol.

I'll post on my blog...although I don't many visitors :(

thanks/Jennifer

Kariberry said...
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Kariberry said...

Congratulations!! Love your blog love your work!! What great blog candy! :)
I have been scrapbooking for 7 years. Somehow cardmaking got thrown in there somehow. I love blogging, and paper crafting go together.
I have you posted on my sidebar.

Crystal said...

Congratulations! How exciting to have so many friends stop by and support you!
I started scrapbooking 8 years ago, but put it on hold for a few years. A year ago, I started back up, and now can't imagine my life without this wonderful hobby.
I'll definitely share this on my blog www.1scrappychic.blogspot.com
Thanks!

gocanucksgo said...

Hi Alanna! Brand new follower here =). I just found your blog while surfing around and am totally loving your creations. Congrats on 300 posts (I wish I found your blog sooner lol). I really enjoy card making as they're so handy and can add the perfect touch to a gift. Thanks and keep up the fantastic work =)

rosa said...

wow it's beautiful!!!!! sorry for my english spero di vincere un saluto dall'Italia bye bye rosa
http://kreattiva.blogspot.com/

sandyh50 said...

Congrats Alana! I have been crafting for over ten years but only the last 3 have been "serious" paper crafting. 3 years ago I took cardmaking classes and just this last year started scrapbooking. I would say I love them equally! I don't have a blog so I will spread the word with my friends from Fiskateers.

sandyh502001 at yahoo dot com

Rosalee said...

Congrats Gurl!
I have been scrapbooking for 5 years and card making for 2 months. I perfer cardmaking cause I like it better and because you don't have to work so much to make the card look interesting.
I have spread the word on my blog and thank you so much for the chance to win. Love, love, love your blog.

http://rosaleescrap.blogspot.com/

flowergirl said...

Congrats... I think i prefer cardmaking..its a lot simplier...been doing it for about 3 years..

Anonymous said...

That is one awesome give away Alanna...you are fabulous!
I have been crafting for 8 years now and i have enjoyed EVER moment!
inkmemory tanya

Anonymous said...

Hi, congrads! Nice giveaway...and I don't have any of that stuff! how fun to try! ty for a chance...my fav is card making...and then atc's I think..No blog, but will email my buds for sure...and comment on Fiskateers too to get your followers up! which I am one of! tyvm Cher 5859

ajk said...

Congrats on so many posts! It's a job in itself. I've only been paper crafting for a couple of years. Just within the last year, I've really gotten into making cards.

Karee Sue said...

Congrats,
what a wonderful giveaway, I'll spread the word, I have a blog, but its mostly private, I'll post on it anyway, but I'll try and tell as many as I can.
I love both scrapbooking and cardmaking, I started out as a cardmaker, actually to learn scrapbooking, that was about 6 years ago, but I have only been scrapbooking for a year now and I love it,

Kathleen said...

Congratulations!! I love both scrapbooking and card making but scrapbooking would have a slight lead. I am off to post your Blog candy listing on my blog.

Katherine said...

Congrats Alanna, what great candy! I've been papercrafting in some form for over 10 years, but "real scrapbooking" for the past 5 or so. I've only started making cards in the last year, but it is so addicting! Scrapbooking is still my "thing" though :) I'll post a link on my blog!

Suzy said...

I started paper crafting when I was in high school ~ about 10 years ago. I love stamping and scrapbooking because its my therapy! :)

I linked you here http://scrapwithsuzy.blogspot.com/2009/08/blog-candy_08.html

Thanks!
~Suzy

Courtney Baker said...

Wow, you know I can never decide which I like more. It's probably card making, but I do love to preserve some memories.

Congrats on your 300 posts!

Cat said...

Congrats on 300! WOW!

Let's see, I started about 18 years ago....stamping and card making with my mom when I was 11/12. I love scrapbooking though!

Off to put this up on my blog! Thanks for the offer!

Krista Ritskes said...

Congrats, Alanna. I found you through someone else's blog. I've been a scrapbooker for about 4 years and started making cards about a year and a half ago, when I became a CTMH consultant! I'll post a link to your blog.

TZel said...

I have been crafting since I was a teenager- I would say about 15 years- and my favorite is cardmaking! thanks so much!

Karin Hall said...

Wow .. doesn't everyone love candy. Started scrapbooking a few years ago with my Sister .. and loving every minute now sharing with my daughter

Karin Hall said...

Wow .. doesn't everyone love candy. Started scrapbooking a few years ago with my Sister .. and loving every minute now sharing with my daughter

The Stone Family said...

I would love for you to enter me in your drawing...blogcandy yum yum!
thank you in advance.

The Stone Family said...

please enter me in your drawing for the blog candy yum yum.
thanks for doing these drawings.

Iona said...

Alanna Congratulations and I love the fact that you are such a joy to follow. I have been a follower of yours for sometime. I just love it.

I love to make cards for the faster way they come together, but a close second is scrapbooking because I love the pictures and stories on each layout...even if no words are said the pictures say it all.

http://ionascropshoppe.blogspot.com/2009/08/alanna-has-blog-candy.html

Thought you would like to see my bragging on you. Iona

Laura said...

Congratulations, Alanna!!!

I started scrapbooking almost 5 years ago but got into card making after I went to a CTMH card workshop last November ... and I must admit that I'm loving it more than scrapbooking.

Jena said...

Wow, congrats on such a successful blog! I really enjoy your blog but don't always have time to comment. I look forward to all your future creations! To answer your question, I have been paper crafting probably since I was 4 or 5 since my mom was so crafty and we were always doing something new. But seriously, I started scrapbooking over 10 years ago and it's still my favorite, though now it's harder to find the time and I've done more cards lately.

Keep up the great work and thanks for all you share!

Amy said...

Awesome giveaway!! Congrats on all your posts!! I have been papercrafting for 6 years and I am totally addicted. I don't think that I like either one more than the other, although with my little ones, it is easier to get time to create a card than to sit down and get some scrapbooking done. I have added a link to your blog candy on my blog's sidebar HERE.

Anonymous said...

I started scrapbooking about seven years ago by doing a memory album of my dad for my brothers. Cardmaking came naturally from that. Why I love it...It is a stress reliever for one. I also teach special needs children (my son is one) to scrapbook. Nothing can compare to the light in the eyes of a child when they've created their page! There are so many skills that they work on..hand eye co-ordination, motor skills etc. So rewarding. I don't have a blog, however I have many friends....
T. Blue
tmblueb@hotmail.com

Kim said...

Awesome! To answer your question, I started scrapping in the late 80s and stamping back in the early 90s, but then took several years off until I had my first child in 2004. No blog of my own, but I'll spread the word about your blog.

Lisa said...

wonderful candy thanks for the chance to win, I started scrapbooking when I had my first child 7 years ago but now I find I have so many scrapbooks so I started cardmaking and in March I started my blog and I am lovin' it!!!

Sabrina said...

Hi, so exciting to be at 300 posts! I have been scrapping since highschool (10 yrs). I will blog about your blog candy!

wendy C. said...

What a nice batch of Blog Candy!! I will spread the word as well. I have been papercrafting for 15 plus years and I really like making cards!!

Groovycrafter said...
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Groovycrafter said...

Congratulations!!!!!
Well i have been crafting now for 4 yrs and my favourite is....uuummmmmmmm cardmaking.
I will link your candy in my sidebar.
Thank you for the chance to win your yummie "LOW- CALORIE" CANDY...lol.
Hugs Alison.xxx

Peek at My Paper said...

Mmm Mmm - I love Blog Candy! Thanks for the chance to win. I have been scrapbooking for over 11 years and still Loving it! The papers and embellishments sure have gotten a lot better since I began. :)
Brenda

itsabrt said...

Congrats! What fab candy! I'll link the image to my side bar. I fell in love with scrapbooking and will continue to do so but card making is my passion! BR-T

Shannon said...

I want candy! You little popular blogger!

marla said...

What a fun RAK. I have been scrapbooking for almost 18 years now and making cards for at least 12. I started out in scrapbooking with my wedding album.

Carla Rae said...

Woo Hoo On 300 posts! I love Both...I guess scrapbooking more than cards...There's just more room to put fabulous stuff on. I'll spread the word too!

Mary said...

Congratulations Alanna! I have been papercrafting for 12 years. Scrapbooking is my favorite but I do love to make cards too.

http://marydemmons.blogspot.com

~*{ Michelle }*~ said...

Hi Alanna - I've been scrapping since 2003 and I love every moment of it! The cardmaking bug hasn't bitten me as yet but I would love to venture into that some time. Love your blog candy but I live in South Africa, so I'm not sure if I'm eligible?

I posted a link on my blog in any case!
http://mycrazylekkerlife.blogspot.com/

Regina said...

WOW!! 300th post! Congrats!
I've been papercrafting for 6 years and I love card making.

Thank you so much for being generous enough to offer such gorgeous candy to win! I have added your candy to my blog on my sidebar to spread the word.
Regina*

HazelQ said...

Fabulous candy! Thank you for the chance to win! :) I've been scrapbooking less then a year (november 2008) and I started to create cards a couple of weeks ago :P
I added this candy on my sidebar
Have a wonderful scrapping day :)
Hazel

Shannon said...

Hi there, CONGRATS!! such a feat!! I am torn between scrapbooking and card making...it changes day to day. Today probably scrapbooking. I've been at it for about 6 or 7 years now. I'll definately spread the word!!

Michelle said...

Congrats! I'ma papercrafter a well as other crafter - I love crafts. I do more layouts than cards but am getting into some challenges and having fun! I have been scrapbooking for about 10 years.

Anonymous said...

congratulation to your blog Alanna- its a pleasure to have a look around and
the blogcandy is fantastic!
LG
Elma

Katarina said...

Thanks for the chance on your fab candy. I've been making cards for about 8 years, but I started blogging last fall and was "reborn". I prefer making cards. I've made a layout or two and albums, but cardmaking is what I like best.

I wrote about your candy on my candypost:

kamadesign

Michelle said...

I had to share that I love your music here too - I leave your blog open sometimes to listen to it - even when I'm done looking through. THANKS!!

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