Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Celebrate Good Times, Come On!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OH WOWZA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My blog went over 10,000 hits!!!!!!!!! WHOA!!!!!!! (like my 80's song reference? Come on, I'm not the only one who was a teenager in the 80's.......admit it!!!! LOL) When I first posted in September of last year, little did I know just how many AMAZING and TALENTED and LOVING friends I'd make..............both in getting to know friends I had a bit better thru blogging, and making brand new friends-for-life!!!!!!! THANK YOU ALL soooooooooooooo much!!!!! You truly are a blessing to me and bring such richness and creativity into my life!!!!!!!!


Now.........I simply MUST have some yummy candy to celebrate such an auspicious occasion!!!!! Let me see.............hmmmmmm............what is it that y'all want????????? Well, DUH.........stampin' shhhhtuffff!!!!!! LOL Sooooo........you all know what a Gina K. nut I am..........(okay, I'm a regular nut too!! LOL).............well, a Release Party is coming up on July 24th for Gina K!!!! You know that means a TREMENDOUSLY fun release party on Splitcoast Stampers in the Gina K. forum!!!!!!!!!!!!! I know Melanie has a new set coming out........she'll start sneak peeks on her blog soon!!!! ;)

Oh????????? What's the candy you ask?????????? LOL....................a $30 shopping spree at Gina K. after the release!!!! Why after the release??? Well, you may have your eye on some current goodies there............but who knows what's on the horizon, eh???? I will have a random drawing courtesy of Cody.org out of my infamous pink helmet!!!!!! The drawing will be on July 23 at noonish, so you can partay away on the 24th..................you KNOW I'll be there!!! And then you can just pm or e-mail me with your $30 order and I'll arrange shipping and pay for that!! K???? All you have to do to enter is just leave a comment on this post!!! :)



Allrighty then.................I have a FANtastic and FUN award I've been blessed with by several friends!! Sarah, Suzanne, Susan awarded me this Brilliante Award!!! Thankyou, thankyou soooooo much!!! What a cool award!!! And it goes right backatcha!!!! ;) You are such wonderful friends!!! Honestly...............there's no way I can pick out blogs on a night when I'm sooooooo incredibly thankful to all of you for sharing in my blog and leaving me such encouraging comments and totally boosting my self-confidence!!!! So this award goes out to EVERY single one of you!!!!! Please consider yourselves awarded for being the creative and sharing women you are!!!!



Lastly.................boy did I get long-winded or what???!!! LOL Here are a couple of quick SCS challenge cards.........I sooooooo love challenges!!!! One is for the Featured Stamper challenge and one is for the Color Challenge. Enjoy!!




I've got an extra teenager for a week as DD's friend (and really, she's more like my second daughter!!!!) is visiting us.........and then 2 of my fabulous sisters-in-law and a niece or two for the weekend!!! What a HUGE amount of fun and visiting and stamping and eating and playing we're gonna have!!!! I hope all of you have a fun summer weekend too!!!!

~ Have A Creative Day! ~

64 comments:

  1. You are going to have a fantastic weekend. My DD is only 13, but I love when she has friends staying at our house. The more the merrier.

    I was able to meet Gina K and her family when they were in MN. Very nice, friendly people.

    I love her stamps and don't own enough so I will be watching for the new stamp release.

    Laurie thinking<...............Can anyone own enough of her stamps?

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  2. Sounds like your weekend's gonna be a whole lotta fun!! :) Congrats on your super hits!! And thank you for the chance to win some goodies :)) Sweet!!
    xxx
    bunnybox9 at gmail . com

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  3. Congrats on the 10,000 hits! Have a fun weekend!

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  4. Congrats on the 10,000 hits Lee. I like your creations here - especially the orange and brown. I love that paper. Have a great weekend. Joan

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  5. I love Gina K stamps. Thanks for offering a great blog candy.

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  6. Wow Lee!! Congratulations!!! I think you inspire me just by your positive attitude and outlook on life. I know if I have a problem that I can come to you and you'll make everything better. :) Your challenge cards are gorgeous!!! You know I'll be at the release party...I can't wait to see what Melanie has made for us this month! :)

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  7. Congrats on the hits. Your challenge cards are fabulous! Have a fun weekend with the extra peeps there. :0)

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  8. These are two very pretty cards..
    Wow, congrats on 10,000 hits!!

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  9. My world, Lee, when do you sleep??...

    Congrats on your 10000 hits but it's no surprise, your blog is always bringing something new and gorgeous, and reading you just cracks me up! You also leave the best encouraging comments on other people's blogs.
    You are just so upbeat and happy, it is refreshing. Sure you are nuts but that's definitely part of your appeal!! LOL! :-D

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  10. congratulations on your 10K. Being a new blogger I hope to get there myself someday! Thanks for being such an inspiration to me and to eveyrone!

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  11. What fantabulous candy Lee!!! Congrats on all your hits!!! Can't wait to see what Melanie has for us this time...so exciting!!

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  12. Aww...congrats on the fun family and friends weekend! I'm SLIGHTLY jealous since all my family is so far away and I'm here in yucky ole California. *pouts a bit* LOL

    Very nice cards and congrats on your hits! :)

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  13. I just recently found your blog and I love it. It's one of my must check every chance I get. We have a lot in common, except I live in Alabama, and have only been to Colorado once in my life on a Girl Scout trip! Thanks for your inspiration.

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  14. I love her stamps! Thanks for the chance!

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  15. Congratulations, Lee, on over 10,000 hits!!! You are such a wonderful friend and I am very thankful for you!!!

    The "Joy" card is beautiful! I love how you did the flowers and that patterned paper is yummy!

    Oh, I love the "Wish" card! Those butterflies are absolutely gorgeous!!!

    I hope you have a fun weekend with your family!

    Christi D.

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  16. sounds like some fun times ahead! congrats on all the hits, you are a Ray of Sunshine in everyone's lives (just take a load at how many exclamation points!!!!!) lol -love your 2 cards, they are so pretty!

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  17. Ohhh Leee- July 23 is my birthday! PICK ME! PICK ME! LOL Congratulations on your hits!!! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  18. I love your Butterfly card! IT is amazing! Congratulations on going over 10,000 hits. That is amazing in itself. You are a true BLOGing Stamper and a creative and sharing one to boot! Thanks for all you do and all you share!

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  19. Congrats Lee - though it doesn't surprise me that your blog has received this many hits. Your creativity, energy and just over all positive outlook in life makes me look forward to visiting your blog! I'm really fortunate and blessed to consider you a friend!

    Thanks for a chance to win this amazing Blog Candy!!!

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  20. So happy for you to have made 10,000 visits!! Congratulations!! And also very happy that the award made you happy! You deserve it all, Lee. You're an encouraging, creative, fun, generous, lovely lady who I enjoy visiting every single time!!

    Your two cards are so pretty - love the cut out butterflies and the flowers. Your use of ribbon is so wonderful too. And glitter is my friend!! I loooove glitter!!
    And thanks for the chane at some blog candy at Melanie's shop - woo hoo! Have fun at the release party!

    You have a marvelous day and enjoy your DD and adopted DD's visit, OK?

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  21. Congrats on the 10,000 hits. Thanks so much for sharing all your wonderful creations with us all.
    God Bless
    Catherine M

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  22. Wow - sounds like a really fun weekend ahead for you! Congrats on your hits, girl - that is fabulous!! And, stamps....well, a girl can NEVER have enough of those!!!

    *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

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  23. Woohooo, congrats on the 10K hits, girlfriend!! I am nippin' at your heels. I think my blog is at about 8500. Guess you aren't visiting enough. HA just teasin' ya. I have a few loyal readers. You are just WAY more fun than me!! ;) Lovely cards, too. I LOVE all the dew drop bling!! :D Kel

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  24. Woohoo! What great blog candy! :D I absolutely love your blog! You are extremely talented! I just love the card that you made for this week's featured stamper! Hehe. I like it better than the original card itself! ;) (It's ok...I can admit that.) Congrats on your hits though! What an exciting time!

    ((hugs))
    Stephanie Hargis

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  25. Congrats on the awesome# of hits. And dark knight is the new batman with Heath ledger as the Joker (-:

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  26. Congratulations on your 10,000 hits! You are so generous! Have a great day!

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  27. Congrats Lee! Wow, 10,000! Thats awesome! I agree about the making friends, this short time I have been blogging it has been such fun meeting so many!

    Your cards are so awesome, they always are. I love how you did that tag on the 2nd one, very pretty card!

    (cant wait for the 24th!! yay!)

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  28. Congrats on reaching 10,000 hits!! You have a wonderful blog. It sounds like you are gonna have a great weekend!

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  29. Congrats on over 10,000 hits!!!! Thats amazing! One day my blog will get there! haha. Christi pointed me over to your blog and i'm so glad she did. You have some amazing artwork on here! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  30. What a fun time you are going to have! I just spent a week stamping with my sis and we had a blast.

    Your cards are fantastic as usual!

    This will be my second Gina K release party. I can't wait!

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  31. Congrats on all the hits. Love both your cards.

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  32. Beautiful cards and love your blog! Very inspiring.
    Claudia
    scfranson@charter.net

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  33. Congrats on 10,000 hits that is awesome. Great cards, they are very pretty. I love Gina K. stamps, I just got my first ones a few weeks ago and can't wait for the release next week. Thanks for the chance to win such yummy candy.

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  34. It sounds like you have a fun weekend planned with the gals! Congrats on all your hits. Woohoo on Gina K. stamps!

    sandyh502001 at yahoo dot com

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  35. oh, yeah! I love Gina K products, too! Congrats on your 10K. I'm not surprised - you have a great blog.

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  36. congrats on your super hits, have a fun weekend!

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  37. Love your work! Great cards - great blog! Best, Curt

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  38. Congrats on the 10,000 hits!

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  39. Congrats on all the hits!!! What an awesome giveaway!!!Have a fun filled weekend. Thanks, Kathy Hering...

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  40. Great weekend FUN! Enjoy! Your challenge cards are amazing. I love the butterflys...take good care, Lee! Congrats on the hits!

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  41. WOWZIE!! Congratulations on your blog hits!! I just LOVE the 80's, lol. :) Maybe you could do another when it hits 10,080, LOL. OK, onto those AMAZING cards!! LOVE your joy card--such an interesting background and it just really POPs! And I am a sucker for butterflies (even have a tatoo of one) so I'm really partial to yoru b-fly card, heehee. Those seem to pop off your card--LOVE IT!! Why is it that every time I type "LOVE IT" - I ALWAYS hear that pink two-headed dragon singing those words from "Dragon Tales" =-my kids use to watch that All the time! It's stuck in my head forever!! OH, sorry such a long post. Love to chat, lol.

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  42. Lee, hope you have just the most fabulous time with your "adopted daughter" and family!!! You are such an inspiration to us... your cheerful attitude exudes such tremendous love & warmth...
    as for your cards... love both them! Especially love the dew drops on the butterfly card - perfect embellies!
    of course...can't leave without sending out a huge CONGRATS on reaching 10K !!!! You are such a blessing & inspiration to us - it's no wonder that you've reached this milestone so very quickly!!!
    love & hugs,

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  43. Congrats on the hits and WOW to the blog candy!!
    I think your work is great and your stories always make me smile!

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  44. Congrats on your 10,000 blog hit. You truely have an awesome blog!! I always enjoy coming here and seeing what you've been up to. Your butterfly card is gorgeous! Keep up the amazing work!

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  45. You are so encouraging, thank you for staying a visitor on my blog.

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  46. Congratulations on hitting the 10K mark. And thanks for a chance to win some Gina K stuff.

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  47. Congrats on the blog hits. I do have several of her sets on my wish list. Nothing wrong with 80's music, of course I was near the end of my teenage years in 1980. Awesome blog candy. I hope I can stay up longe enough to be at the release party.

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  48. Congrats on all the hits. You have a lovely blog. It offers a lot of inspiration.

    Jaunice Minor

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  49. koryCongrats on all of the hits on your blog! I love Gina K stamps and would love to win...I too am holding out for the GKD party this week!!!
    Have a great day!

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  50. Lee you are such a sweetie!! Congrats on all your hits.

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  51. OK, Lee, I'll enter your contest if you enter mine! I finally hit 10,000 too! Congrats.
    Michelle/Eliotstamps

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  52. Gorgeous card! Love the row of bead/bauble thingys and the popped up butterflies! Wonderful colours! Congrats on the hits...you do lovely work, it's always worth a visit!

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  53. Lee, this is my first time to visit your blog and it looks great! Congrats on passing the 10K mark!!!

    I am SO excited about the Gina K blog candy!!!! I'll be there for the party for sure! See you there!

    Marnie

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  54. Congratulations on a big hit! That is so generous of you to give away $30 to GinaK Designs store. I had an opportunity to go to the store last week. Sadly, I didn't get to meet GinaK but I just love their stuff!

    Congratulations and continue to blog more and getting more hits!

    Brenda

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  55. Hi Lana,

    Congratulations on your hits. That is so awesome. I have just recently found your blog and I can't wait to check each day for your new post. Thank you for sharing your wonderful creations with those of us who need some inspiration.

    Heidi McDonough
    hhmcdonough@yahoo.com

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  56. Wow, just got back from an out of town trip and was checking my favorite blogs. Glad I got here in time to put in my comment. Great challenge cards, and I really appreciate you sharing your tips and talents with the rest of us. Would love to win some Gina K stamp sets!
    Hope you had lots of fun stamping with your company.
    Gail

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  57. Woohoo Lee! Congrats on all those hits!!!Wow,what an amazing prize,i saw Gina's sneak peek this am,it looks like another fab set!!!
    Thanks for a chance at your yummy candy Lee!
    Hugs,Diane

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  58. Can you believe I have nothing from Gina K yet? I want to get something, but have been trying to behave. I just love your work! I'm so glad I stopped by to visit your blog.

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  59. Congrats on 10K hits. I just found your blog from the Gina K splitcoaststampers site. Your creativity and your cards are just fabulous, thank you for sharing. :) Happy Day
    bluemoonbyniteatyahoodotcom

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  60. Woohooo, can't wait for the new releases either. Congrats on your hits, that's the best blog candy EVER!

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  61. Wow some awesome blofg candy there...

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  62. I know I missed the blog candy draw (stupid vacation! LOL!), but I had to say Congratulations on 10 000 hits! And that butterfly card is just stunning. I look forward to seeing more of your creations!

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