Saturday, December 15, 2007

Blogaversary Candy!!!

Woohoooo!!!

What a fantastical day--First, my sweet SCS friend, Cindy Haffner, was selected for the dirty dozen. For those of you who don't know, the dirty dozen is a group of people who do outstanding work and are selected to design for a special gallery on SCS (http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/). Congrats Cindy----I am so happy for you!

Next, I received an honorable mention for my journal project from THE Nichole Heady (Papertrey Ink) for her monthly Gueststar Stamper competition. (http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/2007/12/honorable-menti.html) There were such beautiful projects highlighted on her blog today and I was overjoyed to be in the company of such superstars!

Finally, my mother-in-law is here for her Christmas visit and her gift to me----a new Singer sewing machine...so funny! I cannot sew AT ALL but she gave me a lesson today and had me sewing (on cardstock!!!) in no time!

I have a quick card to share---was in the birthday mood and I thought a little bling might be in order!



Materials: Stamps--My Favorite Things (Make a Wish); Cardstock--white, choc chip, SU dp; ribbon (SU!), Copic markers; circle scallop punch (SU!); stickles-gold (Ranger); gemstones (? cannot find the package right now but will list when i do!).

Just a fun card!

Finally- In celebration of my Monthaversary of blogging (AND reaching 5,000 hits!!), I have some blog candy. Thank YOU all so much for visiting and sharing some of yourself with me. I read every single comment and appreciate the feedback so much!




One lucky winner will receive:

1. A package of Petaloo flowers

2. A pastel Bag 'O BUTTONS by The Paper Studio

3. Neutral Ribbon Scrap Pack by The Paper Studio

Just post a comment on this blog before Thursday at 7 a.m. (central time) and I will pick the winner via Random.Cara.

Good luck and THANK YOU!

103 comments:

sus said...

omg! it seems like just yesterday that you started this blog!!! congrats on 5000 hits! =)

cassie said...

Random.Cara - that's too funny!!
I am so glad you started blogging - I love your cards and other goodies! Congrats on the 1 month anniversary!

SmilynStef said...

I've been enjoying your blog ... congrats on your blog-iversary.

Amy said...

Happy Blogaversary & congrats on your honorable mention! Thanks for sharing all your time and talent with us!

Jan Scholl said...

ribbon , buttons, Primas. Hmmmm. Better than sex.

Judi said...

Congratulations on your 5,000 hits and your new sewing machine. Now even more ways to add to your cards. I enjoy reading your blog.

Donna said...

congratulations on your blog - it's GREAT! I love your cake card too can't wait to see your sewn creations!

Jovita said...

Wishing you luck on your sewing, I can't even sew a straight line. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog... I'll be adding you to my list.

Happy Blogaversary...

Julie Koerber said...

Congrats on the hits and kudos to being recognized for your cute journal! Way to go!

Stacy Twinshappy said...

Love your way of picking the winner. LOL One month already bloggin... Wow. Enjoy your time with MIL. Hugs Stacy

Julie Campbell said...

Yeah! I saw your PT project! Congrats!!! That's awesome!

You're going to love your sewing machine too! What a great day!

Tandra said...

OOOOH I just found your blog thru Paperlicious! YAY! Great ornament!!
Ill be visiting more!!

Cathy said...

Happy Blogaversary! I just love seeing your creative and talented artwork. This is ROCKIN celebration candy!!!
Thanks for a chance.
cmeyers@hughes.net

Charlene Austin (SCS - Willow01) said...

I can't wait to see your cards that you sew on!! I love your blog and I am so happy the pressure got to you to start it! LOL. You are funny and so talented. Great job!! And thanks for the candy chance!

Allison said...

Awesome job...I can't believe how quickly your hits have been accruing (of course I can...everybody loves your work!)...

Viv said...

Congratulations on your 1 month anniversary! Love all the bling on the birthday cake!

Lastel said...

Congrats on the popularity of your blog it is well deserved , you are a very talented lady !

Kay said...

Hi- Congratulations on your anniversary!!! I love your blog-love your beautiful bling card and love your blog candy!!! Thanks for having such a fun blog! Hugs Kay Mespelt-petking@vcn.com

Terri E. said...

I absolutely love your blog! You have such fun and fresh ideas. I also love that you are such an encourager for others.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Michelle said...

A huge CONGRATS to you on your honorable mention, as well as your blogaversary!

I can't wait to see some of your Singer Sewed projects! So, does that mean now will you be making me some pajamas for Christmas? LOL!

Great card!

Kerry J. said...

Congrats on a month! I'm so glad you started blogging again! Can't wait to see your awesome creations with stitching and congrats as well on the Papertrey hon.mention.

Rosella said...

Congratulations on your hits! I love dropping in.

Melissas said...

Congrats! I love reading your blog every day. This card is great with the bling on the cake! Thanks for sharing :)

Rae said...

Congrats, congrats on your Nichole Heady recognition... way to go!!! I can't believe that you have 7,000 hits on your blog after only ONE month... you're amazing!! Keep it up girl, I love your blog, and apparently so do MANY others... so keep on inspiring us (& making us laugh with your great wit) :) ~rae

Julesiana said...

A very happy Monthaversary to you!!!

WOW! You are on a roll! I have really enjoyed your blog!

mercerj1 said...

What an awesome card. I love it.
Congratulations on 5,000 hits.
Kudos to you.

Molly B said...

Happy Anni. Congratulations on such a great Blog. Love your card. -Molly B

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Beautiful card! Congrats on your PTI Honorable Mention! Woo hoo!

Mary said...

I signed up to receive your new posts via e-mail as soon as I saw your blog. I love your style of card design and your sense of humor. I look forward to your new posts every day. Mary

MrsTina said...

Congrats on all the milestones so far and most of all congrats on having such a great MIL . . . wish mine was half as wonderful!
Tina

Jessica Lynn said...

How adorable is this card! You do amazing work! Congrats!

Happy Holidays!
JessicaLynn
www.jessicalynnoriginal.com

Pat S. said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary!!! Last time I checked, you were close to 8000 hits!!!

I have been following your blog since day one...just love your creative style.

Your Papertrey project is gorgeous...but my favorite of your projects is the Gina K ornament...so sweet!

Thanks for offering a chance to win your great give-away!

Hope to see you here for many many more months :)

Anonymous said...

Congrats! I was so hapy that you finally started a blog as I had enjoyed reading your comments on SCS.

Shawn K,

Janine said...

congratulations and Happy Blogaversary!

Angel Wilde said...

I enjoy your blog and am so glad I subscribed. Congrats on your hits!

Cindy Haffner said...

Congrats on your PT project, and 5000 hits. You Go Girl.

Thanks too for the well wishes here and on on SCS. You are such a peach Cammie, a true friend.

Erin K said...

The card today is great I love the little roundy phrase thing at the top.

Sounds like an awesome day for you! :)

that is some yummy looking blog candy.

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Congratulations on LOTS of fronts -- with 1 month, 5 K hits (thats over 1,000 a week! awesome!), and especially the honorable mention by Nichole! You rock, girlfriend! And so does this yummy blog candy! Those ribbon packs from Paper Studio are awesome -- I used the bright one you sent me countless times while I was in Michigan! HUGS!!!

Cindy Vernon said...

I've really enjoyed your blog! Thanks for offering such fab candy!

Suzanne said...

Hi Carolyn. Congratulations on 1month and 5000 hits. It's kinda hard to believe its been a month already. I am so happy you started blogging!

Tammy said...

Wow, 5000 hits, CONGRATS!!! Cute card, love pink and brown together........

Tammy

Niki said...

Congrats on the hits and on the honorable mention. Your journal is gorgeous! Have fun sewing!

Sonya said...

Congrats on your 5000 hits. That is awesome.

Love your card and the colors you used. Very nice

Sonya

Wife2TJ said...

Congratulations on all the hits!!!

Thanks for celebrating with us. I just love your blog candy. Keep up the amazing work! -Samantha

Amy said...

Congratulations! I have enjoyed subscribing to your blog! Thanks for the chance at some candy!

Bluemoon said...

What a great card! Congratulations on 5K. Great gift and teacher, enjoy!! How can I say I luvv those prettie flowers, buttons and ribbon, thanks for the chance! Happy day :)

Cori Smith said...

So fun to learn how to sew! That's one of my goals in the future...maybe after Christmas hustle and bustle. Thanks for the candy :) LOVE checkin out your blog!

Kathy W said...

Congrats on the success of your blog. I know I enjoy checking in to see your creative talent. I like the way the "wish" sentiment in the birthday card is in a partial circle and love the cake bling! I also just got a sewing machine and am not sure how to use it! Thanks for the chance to win a great candy package.

~pl said...

Congrats on 5K .. in only a month! Love seeing all your samples -- it's so inspiring!

Elaine said...

You make me want to buy that set from MFT and I just got my order...darn!! LOL Thank you for the chance to win some blog candy, and especially for sharing your great cards and ideas with your readers! Congratulations on your blogiversary!!

hugs,
Elaine

Rita said...

Congrats to you Carolyn on 5K!!! Luv visiting your blog, you are so very talented! Thanks for a chance at some awesome candy! Happy Holidays!

Dawn Easton said...

Wow! Congrats on your hits! I'm so glad that we found one anothers blogs last week!
I only use my Singer for sewing on cards too! haha! Have fun with it!
Your card is adorable! I love how you used bling on the icing ;)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Bridget said...

I just stumbled across your blog and I love it! I've saved it to my favs. Thanks!

Momsnack said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary. Great job!
NancyS (momsnack)

cheri mosgrove said...

Yea on your monthaversary! Great job! One of my favorite things on your blog. . . Random.Cara. I think that is so fun! Go Cara! :-)

Christina Gerloff said...

Congrats! 5000 hits is AWESOME!

Christina Gerloff said...

Congrats! 5000 hits is AWESOME!

Inkylin said...

Congratulations on your Monthaversary. And what a thrill to receive your new sewing machine. And an honorable mention to boot. You go girl!!!! Great blog candy.

Happy Holidays!!!
Linda

Carol said...

this is my 1st visit to your blog, and congrats on 5000 hits! you make some lovely things and I'm going to have to look a lot closer through my 1st issue of crafts n things to find your work! TFS so much of yourself here!

Erika H. said...

Congrats on your blogiversary...I have enjoyed all of your posts and projects so much. Thanks for sharing your talents (as a mom and crafter) with us!

JenMarie said...

Congrats ! ! !
LOVE your creations!!

Cat said...

I came across your blog recently while searching for some PaperTrey samples - and your's are GORJUS! Congrats on the hits!

Cat

leenda said...

CONGRATULATIONS on your blog success! You're just one creative woman! This blog candy looks yummy & it won't go to my hips!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Cam, that card is adorable!! Love the colors and bling!! And 5000 hits already!?!?!? Wowsers girl!! I knew you'd be a hit!! Great job!! You rock!! As a person, and as a stamper!!

Lynn Mercurio said...

I always find inspiration from your blog. Congrats with all of your success...so very much deserved!

joar001 said...
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joar001 said...

your designs are great, keep up the good work

Flourishes said...

I can't believe that you are already a month old at this blogging! And look at your hits...grand.keep it up my dear!

scfranson said...

Congratulations, you have a wonderful blog. Got any tips for sewing on cardstock? I'd love to hear them.
Claudia
scfranson@charter.net

Diane said...

Great Blog...happy blogaversary!

Diane

Michelle Woerner (sf9erfan) said...

You did it! You did a blog and it's great -so glad I found it. Your cards and thoughts are so much fun to share. 5000 hits in a month? WOWzers! Although, I am not surprised, your work alone will draw people to you. Add that you are SUPER nice and generous with your support and comments, and WOW! Congrats Carolyn!!

Louise said...

Congratulations Carolyn - on the 5000 hits and on the honorable mention for PaperTrey Ink. It is a very nice project! Really like your cards!

Mandiannie said...

Congrats on 5000 hits. the cards are so cool. Love the flowers in the blog candy. Thanks for a chance to win.

Munwood said...

Ohhhhh my gosh, I just saw your post about your son "cleaning up" his toys! That was so hilarious!!! And quite shocking I'm sure... when you weren't expecting an army in your cabinet. Priceless!!!
Congrats on your blog!

Tex said...

Oh my goodness! I just found your blog tonight ... and didn't even realize that you were a "recent" blogger! Your news from Nichole must have you just giddy with excitement! Woooooooooohoooooooooo!

~Bev

mochamama said...

wow, congrats on the hits, that sure didn't take long! Glad I found your site! Another awesome site I can stalk everyday. hehehe

Robin said...

Congrats on the "Blogacersary" - I visit every morning with my coffee!!

wustaz@sympatico.ca said...

happy anniversary, keep up the creative work!!

Regina Davis said...

Happy Anniversary! A month already?! Keep up the good work. (Great Christmas gift by the way from your mother-in-law. What fun!)

Denise... said...

Congrats on all the happy happenings! That's wonderful! Love the blog candy...pick me???

Mercy said...

WOW....sounds like you've had an awesome month! congrats on your successful first month....i know there will be many more!

great candy, too....thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your one month anniversary. Just love your cards. Keep up the good work.

Amber said...

Cara,

I came here because of your post on SCS "Why Blog???" I have wondered the same thing myself. But you have done a great job with yours and it's nice to see what you've been working on. I just have to say that I really like the ornament you made with the tin and the way you can look into it. It's a cute idea and I'd like to try it myself. My 3 boys would love it! Thanks for sharing a bit of yourself! ;)

Katie said...

Wow, congrats to you on your honorable mention from Nichole! How awesome is that?!? And, congrats on your blogaversary too! Enjoy your new sewing maching too! Happy Holidays, Katie

Joyce Traub said...

My how time flies! Glad you joined the blogging world. You offer so much inspiration.

Rachel said...

Congrats on the hits! And your new sewing machine! I love reading your blog.

Kelly's Artistic Journaling said...

Congratulations on 5000 hits! Thanks for sharing! I love the card you made with the bling - beautiful.

Lilian said...

happy blogaversary! :)

and congratulations on your honorable mention... it's a beautiful project.

thanks for the chance to win the beautiful goodies. :)

Stacy said...

Congratulations on 5000 hits already in just one month. I have been blogging for a couple months and haven't reached 500 hits. I am hard at work though and not giving up. Best of luck with your blog.

hemidemisemiquaver said...

Well missy...this card is just so lovely! I do love how your cabinet looks with all of those Disney characters in them! The are having a little Christmas party together with the cake pans! Rock your blog girl!

Anonymous said...

Wow, you're celebrating a month already and I just found you today! But I love what I see - I will be back! I covet those buttons! - Trish

THE Flashy Flamingo said...

I really enjoy coming by to see what you have to share on your blog. Good luck with your sewing. Thanks for sharing!

Mindy

Anonymous said...

Charlene (LilLuvsStampin)
Wow! Blogging for a month already and 5,000+ hits!!! You go!
At first I thought it was kinda funny that your MIL would give you a sewing machine for Christmas when you don't even sew. Further, I couldn't believe that you've never sewn before when you make it look so perfect on your cards! You're a natural talent!
I think I've told you before, but one of the things I love about your blog is your funny stories about your children and family. The toys in the pots and pan cupboard is too, too precious!
Congrats, also, on your honorable mention!

Debbie said...

Wow! I can't believe it has already been a month...you have shared so many awesome things. Congrats!! Sweet treats you are offering...thanks for the chance.

Kerry said...

Hi Carolyn!
I just found your blog - very cool! Congrats on your blogaversary!

Kerry Morgan

Shivani said...

Wow blog candy..I'll love it..!!
I love ur that recent mouse cards..where mouse kissing on head..!!
Wow itz awsum..!!

Deborah said...

random.cara!! Perfect Cammie!! I love your sewing instructions!!! I have trouble sewing a button on a shirt... I appreciate how difficult it is!! Love your hilarious stories and photo's about your kids!!! I love all of the little creatures amongst your pots!!!! Too funny! And the door!!!

Love your blog - both the cards and instruction and the fun fun sense of humour you have!

debzi333 aka Deborah

Dawn K. said...

you make me laugh every time I read your blog! I love the post above with all of your son's toys in the cabinet. I can't imagine how hard you laughed. Congrats on the 5000!

cadnileb said...

Congrats on your hits! I love your kid stories and your cards too!

Thanks for sharing all your time and talent!

olse0231 said...

I've really been enjoying your blog. It's so fun to be with you from the beginning. :) Here's to many more months of blogging ahead!

Heather B. said...

Happy 5k blogaversary! I love reading your blog - you always make me laugh! Have a great day & Merry Christmas!
Heather B.

RockyMountainStamper said...

Look at you go, Girl!!! I told you your Blog would be a hit! Yeah, baby!

Desirée said...

Wow - I'm new to your blog, but it's great! Thanks for sharing!