Wow, I can’t believe it…my blog turns one year old today! When I first started blogging I gave myself six months and I’d see what happened. Well, I’ve been overwhelmed with your positive response to my little stamping blog. You have all been so supportive, like my own little stamping family. And I can’t say thank you enough for following along on this journey. 🙂
I do have a quick birthday card and some blog candy to share but first I though that it would be fun to share a few of my blog stats with you:
- My blog has been viewed over 174,000 (wow…thank you!!)
- I’ve posted 371 blog entries (apparently I talk too much!!)
- You all have left me almost 2000 comments (wow again…thank you again!!)
- Over 800 of you follow along with my blog on a daily basis (wow, wow, wow!!)
And just for fun, I thought that I’d show you my very first card. My blogging style has changed a lot since then (and so have my photography skills!). If you want to see my very first post, click here.
I thought that I’d also show you your favorite card (based on the number of times it has been viewed) that I’ve posted. This is one of my favorites too! If you want to see the original blog post, click here.
Alright, enough about my blog…here is a quick birthday card that I made with the Sassy Salutations stamp set and a Pretty Presents Designer Bow from Stampin’ Up! I made a card a few weeks ago with one of these bows and mentioned that it looked like Minnie Mouse. I finally made a Minnie Mouse card to share with you.
This was so quick and easy, I adhered a panel of Polka Dot Parade DSP to a Basic Black card base, then I cut three circles from Basic Black card stock with the Circles Collection Framelits Dies. I stamped the sentiment from the Sassy Salutations stamp set (wood mount and clear mount) in VersaMark Ink on the larger circle and heat embossed it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.
Then I added the big Minnie Mouse bow that I made from the Pretty Presents Designer Bows pack. I love these bows, they’re all precut and ready to be assembled (you can find them on page 36 in the Holiday Catalog). Just stick them together with Glue Dots and you’re all done!
Because this card was for one of my nieces, I added a little sentiment from the Remembering Your Birthday stamp set (wood mount and clear mount) in StazOn Jet Black ink and a strip of the Polka Dot Parade DSP inside the card.
The complete list of supplies, including card stock cuts is at the very bottom of this post.
What’s a birthday celebration without a few presents? 🙂 I thought that I’d offer up a blog candy weekend as my way of saying a little thank you for following along (and putting up with my goofs!) for an entire year. I’ve got one blog candy package today and I’ll be posting another one tomorrow so make sure that you check back!
Today’s blog candy is three ink pads (Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry & Island Indigo) and a package of Frosted Finishes Embellishments.
To be entered to win the blog candy package for today, simply leave me a comment on this post by 8:00 AM EST tomorrow (Sunday, Nov 10) telling me your favorite birthday tradition. It can be something from your childhood or something that you do now.
My favorite birthday tradition is sitting down with my oldest daughter to plan out birthday parties. This started when she was three and she’s been planning all of the birthday parties from the decorations to the cake and the games for everyone in our house since then. As a result, I’ve had everything from Strawberry Shortcake to Barbie themed parties for me.
I’ll randomly draw a winner from those comments posted and I’ll announce the winner on my blog tomorrow morning. Anyone is welcome to leave a comment but I’m only able to ship the blog candy to addresses within the United States. Thanks for your understanding.
Weekly Deals From Stampin’ Up! Nov 5-11
Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store. The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through November 11.
Digital Scrapbooking Days Daily Deal from Stampin’ Up! All Daily Deals for One More Day!
Hopefully this week has gotten you inspired to start creating with MDS. As one last final surprise to end Digital Scrapbooking Days, the My Digital Studio team has decided to put all of the Daily Deals back on sale for 24 hours! Get your orders in between November 8 at midnight and November 9 at midnight (MT) to get these downloads at 50% off.
Here are the downloads that will be on sale (click on the download name to see it in my online store):
- Amped Up Ampersands Kit (item 134844)
- Hello There Kit (item 133374)
- All Time Fave Photobook Template (item 132915)
- Modern Medley Overlays Kit (item 134839)
- Be Brave Pocket Cards (item 134840)
- Nobody’s Business Photobook Template (item 132812)
- Autumn Traditions Kit (item 127600)
- Afternoon Daydream Kit (item 130861)
If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.
Don’t forget my November ordering special where you could win one of two $25 gift certificates! Click on my Rewards tab above to read all about it.
- Visit my online store here.
- Shop the Clearance Rack here.
- Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Running Shoe Rewards Program – My online customer thank you program!
- In addition to my online store, also take PayPal payments for orders – Check my Rewards page for more information.
- I offer gift certificates for Stampin’ Up! merchandise too! Click on my Gift Certificates page for more information.
Stampin’ Up! items used to create this card:
Stamps: Sassy Salutations (132070 wood, 126707 clear); Remembering Your Birthday (131347 wood, 131350 clear)
Dies: Circles Collection Framelits (130911)
Embellishments: White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109132); Pretty Presents Designer Bows (132186)
Card Stock: Basic Black (121045) – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base, three Circles Collection Framelits die cuts; Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper (126902) – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel, 5/8″ x 4″ strip (inside card); Whisper White (100730) – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside card)
Ink: VersaMark Pad (102283), StazOn Jet Black Ink Pad (101406)
Adhesive: SNAIL (104332); Glue Dots (103683)