Thursday, June 24, 2010

Big Thank You 100K and Climbing – FREE Blog Candy

Well it is hard to believe that when I started this blog I would ever reach 100K hits but we are almost there. So with this milestone I have decided to give away some FREE blog candy, and not just a few but lots! So lets celebrate! its not everyday that this happens well at least for me it doesn’t.

Thank you Section!

I would like to thank everyone who has visited my blog, who have left such beautiful comments, who have e-mailed me privately letting me know that I have inspired them by using a stamp set that they would never have bought to one that they were now going to buy. For me that is the best compliment.

For everyone who came to my Wedding Demonstrator Workshop or to those who ordered the To-Go-Kit, thank you for your orders.

To everyone who has sent prayers, concerns about my Dad and have gone out of there way to be there for me via Facebook; Twitter; blog; Stamping Connection or e-mail, I thank you also.

To the demonstrators who e-mail me asking questions (I hope I haven’t missed any) and those who I surprised when I actually call them to answer some of their questions. Thank you for your wonderful words of kindness.

And to my husband who supports me my endless habit and addiction, thank you for allowing me to spend endless hours at something I love.

So Here Is What You Can WIN And Of Course You Will Have To Work For It

To WIN you will need to leave a comment of which “NEW” stamp set(s) you would like to see as a wedding invitation for my upcoming Fall Workshop. The key word is NEW and can include stamps that made its way from our last mini to the NEW catalog.

NOTE: I have already chosen the stamps from this year’s catalogue that I am going to focus on for this falls workshop. If I draw your name for the Blog Candy if I chose the stamp set you have suggested you will receive a $20 e-coupon off your next purchase of my next Fall Wedding Demonstrator Workshop To-Go-Kit.

1. Blog Candy for Wedding Demonstrator Workshop Attendees and Demonstrator To-Go-Kits
If you attended my wedding workshop or if you purchased a To-Go Kit you could WIN a matching Wedding Guest Book based on the design of your choice. See sample Guest Book

2. FREE Blog Candy for Everyone Globally

Here is what you could WIN:

5 people will WIN my “Because I Care Purse and 5 Note Cards” see here

5 People will WIN “3 Stampin’ Up Charm Inserts”

  • Chic Boutique Simply Adorned Insert for 1" x 1.25" Rectangle Charm see here
  • Elements of Style with Tiny Tags for 1.25" x 2" Rectangle Charm see here
  • Because I Care - Simply Adorned Jewelry for 1.25" x 2" Rectangle Charm see here
NOTE: Does not included jewelry.

5 People will WIN “Island Floral iPOD Carry Case” see here from Stampin Girl's Convention 2010 WOW SWAP

NOTE: Does not included iPOD.

Thank you for your support and I look forward to see your suggestions and comments.

Entry Deadline: Wednesday June 30, 2010 EDT


Sabriena Satchwell An Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator said...

Hi Jo-Ann,
First let me start off by saying I love your blog! Your creativity is so inspiring. When it comes time for me to make my wedding invites/place settings/thanks ect. I will be spending hours on it figuring out the perfect layout and design for me. :-)
As for a new stamp set for wedding invites I think the Artistic Etching stamp set would make wonderful wedding invites. The Eiffel tower is such a romantic piece of architecture and the amour stamp just yells wedding to me.
Thanks for the chance to win some of your awesome blog candy! Keep up the amazing work because I LOVE seeing what new projects/cards you have come up with. :-)

Abbie said...

Hi Jo-Ann -

I have been an avid reader for quite some time and you have been an inspiration to me as I am currently in the process of making my own wedding invitations. The wonderful designs that you come up with - wow! I had a hard enough time with this one. :)

My stamp set is the Funky Four stamp set. I think that would be great for a whimsical and earthy couple. Wish I could use it on mine but I'm using the flower (with a stem) from the Always stamp set on ours.

I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with - you are super talented!!!

Nicole said...

Love your ideas. I design invitations as well, more digitally then with stamps, but trying to incorporate them more. Thanks for the inspiration.
My favorite new sets for invites are Just Believe, Growing Green and the Friends never fade combined w/ the larger Ornate Blossom.

Michelle Lotan said...

Hi Joanne,

Ive just started checking out your blog. You are very talented and creative. I think Elements of Style would work great for wedding invites. One that could be interesting is Cottage Garden (along with the matching DSP)

Thanks for the inspiration you provide me and others!

Kim Assaly said...

My sweet Jo-Ann. These projects are so wonderful and even better when you see them live like I did today. They were all so precious. You are very talented & I wish I could get married again so you could make my invitations.(married with the same man of course)Love you to pieces and can't wait for your next great post. You keep me inspired girl!

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Lisa Hilts said...

Hi Jo-Ann:

I love ALL of your designs. I would have a hard time choosing just one! My new stamp set pick for wedding invitations would be "Fast and Fabulous". I can't wait to see what is next. You inspire us all.

Karine said...

Hi Jo-Ann, Your cards are always just fantastic, and even better in real life! I have to say, because of you, one of my favourite new sets is "Because I care". Keep up the awesome and inspiring work!!

britcanadagal said...

Hey Jo-Ann,
I want to see if you could do one using the new hostess set Apple Blossoms. Maybe something in greens or purples for the autumn. Or maybe Always Elegant...

Marciava Stovall said...

You have an amazing website..absolutely beautiful work...The new set I would to see you complete wedding creations with is Artistic Etching. I will keep checking back to see your newest artwork.

yvonne said...

You do such beautiful stuff. I especially love the ones with glitter, it always catches my eye ;O). Keep up the fantastic work - maybe one day I will be motivated like you said...

Congrats on all your accomplishments! Sorry for the late reply - I read in google reader and sometimes forget to click over! I think "Style Beautiful" would make great wedding stationery!

Keep up the great (and creative!) work!

Melanie said...

Hi Jo-Ann,

First of all, I love the work you do and wish I had been able to take part in your wedding workshop--if only! I would love to see something done with Have a Seat. Those chairs are my #1 to-order, and I think that the love seat bench could be nice for a rustic wedding. Second up (but hopefully already in your plans), I'd really like to see something with Vintage Vogue.

Thanks for sharing your work with so many people, and I hope you keep loving what you do!

judy said...

I love your blog and your ideas! I was lucky to order your to go kit. Amazing!

The one set i would love to see you work with is Tropical Party. I'm thinking it would be a nice set to use for destination weddings. I hope i get the chance to win something...

lesley said...

Hi Jo-Ann,
I love your blog and all the gorgeous ideas you come up with. I love the stamp set because I care it would make a beautiful wedding invitation.
Thank you for having a chance to win a prize

Carole_Vancouver said...

Hey there Jo-Ann - wow didn't know there was a Blog Candy contest going on - i am at work and needed some inspiration for a swap for tomorrows holiday and well, you are the place I turn when classy inspiration is here i am. Love the concept of the contest... I chose Elements of Style (I think that's it...the grungy one) Love Love to see what you coudl do with it for invites. Big HUGS to you for getting to 100K from the Westcoast

Anonymous said...

I love your blog and your fabulous works of art :-) An awesome job! The new stamp set Always Elegant - I would love to see some new wedding ideas with it and the embossing folder. Maybe I'll see you at convention! Can't wait!

karagolby said...

I came across your blog by watching a YouTube video yesterday. Your work is stunning and any stamp set you use would turn out an amazing wedding invitation. I would have to say the Just Believe stamp set is going to be extremely popular. This will have to be my choice.

Michelle Ip said...

Congratulations on achieving 100k hits! I do not know what "new" stamp sets there are, but what inspires me most is looking through blogs, like your's! You're creations are always absolutely beautiful and stunning!

Kelly said...

A new set that I think would be super fun for wedding invitations is the Aviary set... just love that little owl! Just Believe and Growing Green are two others that I think would be beautiful on invites. And Style Beautiful has such gorgeous flourishes... I'm sure you could do something wonderful with that set too!

Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jo-ann
Love your blog! You inspired me to do wedding invitations! Yours are just beautiful so thank you for the inspiration! My fav new set is 'Because I care''s a gotta have set in my mind. Perfect for lots of cards, tiles, invites and tags!! It's going to get a lot of miles from me :) Take care!

Regina Cornelius said...

i absolutley love to check in on your blog!! you are so creative!

i would love to see the new hostess level 2, apple blossom, as a wedding invite. i think it could be very trendy with the "green" states of mind.

Lynnette M. Alvarez said...

I am having troub;e posting this. I hope I make it in time. Happiness shared shows some potential for having elegance but with simplicity, I think. Sice your article in Stampin Success you truly have motivated me to try my hand at invitations. Still needs lots of work but I look to your site for inspirations. Blessings for continued success. I wish you and your family health and happiness and continued prayers for your Dad and his health. Be blessed.