Tuesday, April 19, 2011

50,000 hits! That deserves some blog candy!

I've been watching my  blog hit counter get closer and closer to 50,000 hits but got busy toward the end of last week with creating projects for the display as well as a power point Inservice program I had to prepare for the Seminary teachers I supervise so I wasn't paying as much attention to  my blog.  While I wasn't looking it went over 50,000!  I think it happened Friday while I was stressing over the power point.

To celebrate I'm offering a Wide Oval Punch and the Happy Moments stamp set as blog candy.  Both are unused and fun to create with.  Thanks to everyone for visiting my blog often.  I have 4 ways for you to enter for the blog candy.  1.) Each person who leaves a comment on this blog post telling me which project I've posted they like the most will get an entry in the drawing.  Be sure to leave contact information with your comment!  2.) If you aren't already a follower of my blog and sign up to be a follower you will get another entry.  3.) Each person who places an order with me, either from my website or from me personally will get their name in a drawing once for every $5 spent.  And, 4.) Book a workshop with me during the month of May and you will get 10 entries in the drawing!  Good Luck everyone!
For my cards tonight I want to share 2 cards I made with the inlaid embossing technique.  The first one is one I made for my display, it uses the leafy vine part of the 2-step bird punch and one of the flowers from the Boho Blossoms punch.  I adhered them all over the Whisper White cardstock card front and then embossed the whole thing with the Square Lattice embossing folder.  I really like the look with those punches!  I added a Pretty in Pink and Certainly Celery layer and then stamped an image from the Strength and Hope stamp set on a small square that I created with the Framed Tulip embossing folder.  It took 4 times running it through but I really like having the option of creating different sizes.  
The second card is one we made at the retreat Saturday.  Can you figure out where the flowers came from?  There are 2 new punches in the Summer Mini Catalog called Triple Layer Punches.  These flowers were all punched with the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch as well as the 1/2" circle punch for the centers of the larger flowers.  The Triple Layer Punch is like 3 punches in one!  The other punch is called the Doily Triple Layer Punch so you can imagine that it is beautiful too.  The Summer Mini Catalog will begin on May 1st so get ready to see some more new product!

Remember to post a comment, follow me, place an order or book a workshop to get entries in the drawing for blog candy!


Penny Hanuszak said...

Elaine, congratulations on 50,000 hits........that's fantastic! I really enjoy visiting your blog but I think the post I enjoyed recently was the "Lovey as A Tree" recreate. The first card was nice but the second card had lots of life to it and the bow brought out the colors. Thanks for sharing the tip about the bat punch.... it's now on my wish list...great idea!


Babe O'Mara said...

Congrats on all your hits!!! Way to go!! My favorite project of yours was a cupcake card you made about 2 months ago, It had 3 cupcakes on the front. So cute. Thanks for the chance to win some candy.


Babe O'Mara said...

I'm also a follower.


Carrie Naley said...

Congratulations on your hits!
My favorite project is your inlaid embossing technique. Gorgeous!
Thank you for offering the blog candy.

b1ben1 said...

Yay! :) I'm excited for the blog candy...I really liked the "Things I Love" card, so cute!

~ Trina


candy61429 said...

Congratulations on all your hits! I love the strength and hope card! Thanks for the chance to win blog candy!


Elin K. said...

Congrats! My fav is the card with the bat punch clouds. Great idea! :)

Thanks for the chance for the blog candy - I'm a new follower!

Elin K.

brenbramo said...

I love the strength and hope card. It is really great!

pam said...

Congratulations on all your hits! I am already a follower. Love your site. So hard to pick just one but I think the baskets you have been creating are my favorite right now. Thanks for the chance to win
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Debbie said...

Congratulations on your 50,000 hits Elaine!! All your cards are beautiful but I love the 2 cards using the inlaid embossing technique. I would not have thought to do that! Hope you don't mind but I will be casing your cards for my card class!

Would love to win the blog candy you have up for grabs!

Happy Easter!!

Debbie Isanhart

Diana said...

My favorite cards are usually the latest one's you post, sorry but I like them all.

cropnmoomsie said...

Congratulations on all your hits. Love the new flower punches and the duck is So cute but then I like all your cards.

bonny woman said...

Like the first card, just got both triple punches and now I have an idea of how to use them!

Kathy said...

My favorite project is the inlaid embossing cards Have a wonderful Easter season.
Kathy T

Kathy said...

I ama a follower :-)

SueBee said...

Congrats on the HITS- thats a TRUE acomplishment! Love the HOPE embossed card!AWESOME blog candy!

Sandy Jones said...

It's too hard to choose just one fav from all your previous cards, but my favorite one of this post is the first one. So simple, springy, and really catches the eye. Thanks for all your sharing, and congrats on your milestone blog-hits!

Cindy Silberblatt said...

Love this technique! I never thought about embossing after I placed embellishments. You learn something new every day. Thanks Elaine. Cindy Silberblatt

judy said...

I love your cards from awhile back the scallop circle with the little girl in the center. Clean and simple. I also like "things I love" card. Congrats on your hits. I am a follower, too!