January 31, 2010

Happy Blogoversary to Me!!!

Hello Everyone
This post will stay at the top until January 31st, so please scroll down to see some new stuff!

It has been 1 year since i started my blog and what a year it has been. I have been so blessed to have such a wonderful group of followers both through the blog and through different readers. Every day I post, I think about your wonderful comments and I hope that I'm giving you a blog that is interesting to visit. Today is Blogoversary time and to celebrate, i have quite the Blogoversary candy up for grabs. But before we get to that I just have to share my newest creation. It took over a year to jump into this boat, but I'm so thankful that I did, and I hope that you will all enjoy this new creative venture....

A scrapbook page! Whodda thunk that was going to happen

What a fun thing to do, although the time to do a layout is much larger than that of a card lol. What do you all think? I do have to say thankyou to an online friend Tara Orr for pushing me a little to finally take the scrapbook plunge. So Thank you Tara.

Now onto the Blogoversary Candy. 
Here is how this will work. The Blog candy will be up for grabs until January 31st. There are 3 parts I'd like you to do.

#1- become a follower- Knowing who my audience is, is so important to me so thank you for this. You can become a follower by clicking the follow button or by subscribing to the newsletter of by whichever reader you use.
#2- Leave a post on YOUR blog letting people know about my blog and the blogoversary candy. If you don't have a blog, no worries. Tell a friend, mention it on Twitter or Facebook. 
#3- Leave a comment on this post answering this question- What would you like to see on my blog? What changes? Do you want to see more techniques, tutorials, pictures of my family and life, more writing about whats going on in Erika World. A different look? Setup? widgets? Maybe you have a suggestion, an idea, something that would make this blog even better. Your ideas and thought matter a WHOLE BUNCH and I want to make sure that my audience loves coming to visit.

Now are you wondering what is up for grabs? Are you ready for this crazy list of goodness? Well here it is

Holy CANNOLI!!!!
Here is the list everyone

Lizzie Anne Designs - Shore Thoughts
Lizzie Anne Designs- A Man's Sole
Craft Lounge- Granny's Support Team
Cornish Heritage Farms- Gates and Bridges
Acrylic halloween stamp set
Acrylic Rubber Boots stamp set
Large Flower Medallion- Outlines Rubber Stamps
Stampin' Up victorian Stamps-2
Hero Arts- Block Stamp Sentiment Set
Holly Berry House- 2 large stamps
Glitz Vintage Titles- Cardstock Stickers
Glitz Vintage Extras- Rub-ons
Prismatics- Teal Pack Cardstock
Prismatics-Teal Accent Pack
American Crafts- Guesthouse Patterned chipboard travel
Magenta- Peel Offs- Squares and Flowers Lime
Scarlet Lime- Large clips
Small package mixed flowers
small package mixed metal accents
The Angel Company- Frutti Fusion Paper pack
Stampin' Up metallic eyelets
Black Ink- Skeleton leaves
Glue Arts- Glue Rings
Anna Griffin- Darcey Collection 3D border stickers
Scarlet Lime- Stickers
Amaco-Metal Accents Sheets-Country borders
My Little Yellow Bicycle-Zinnia Clear Cuts Frames
Making Memories-Envelope templates set
Coluzzle Rounded Square
Glimmer Mist- Scarlet
Jenni Bowlin- Red Line Chipboard buttons
American Craft-Vacation adhesive badges

PLUS 4 of the companies that I am a design team member for have graciously donated some outstanding goodies

Hearts in Touch has donated my favorite stamps
Hearts in Touch- Christmas 2009 plate
Hearts in Touch- Backgrounds #2 plate
2 sheets EZ Mount

Paper Temptress has donated my favorite paper package
Silver Lustre paper pack

About Art Accents has donated
$10 gift certificate (excluding charms)
(they have the most amazing fairy and asian stamps)

Scrapbook Star has donated 
$10 gift certificate
This place has everything you need. From inks to tools, stamps to paper.

Now how is that for a HAUL!!!!
Remember to do all three requests please and your name will be entered for the Blog candy draw on the 31st of January. Good Luck and thank you all again for your continued support. I so appreciate your comments and your visits.


  1. WOW, I guess I am the first one to post on this awesome blog candy. Happy Blogaversary. I saw your post on StampTV. Since you are new to scrapbooking, you should have more scrapbook layouts on your blog. Your page is beautiful. Thanks for a chance to win.

  2. Your scrapbook page is amazing. I think cardmakers make outstanding scrapbook pages because we use the same techniques on our pages as we use on our cards!

    I love seeing posts about techniques. I'll post your candy on my blog right now! Thanks so much for offering this amazing candy!!!


  3. Wow, that is quite a prize. I like your site just as it is. I would like to see more tutorials. I find it a lot easier to be able to so things if there are tutorials on how to's.


  4. AWESOME, I love the thought of blog candy. Happy Blogaversary. I subscribed to your newsletter. Your blog is helpful since I am new to stamping! I haven't tried scrapbookiing as yet but you never know! Thanks for a chance to win some blog candy! Hope you have many more Blogaversaries! I can`t link you though my blog as I don`t have one but I can twitter you site!

  5. Good Golly, Erika! What a haul!!! Thanks for pointing all us S&S folk over here, I've been on your blog before but not this in depth...I have to say after looking around I'm so impressed with your style and creativity! Awesome, awesome stuff going on here :) I say keep doing what you're doing, very inspiring!!! Happy blogiversary, I'll definitely be sharing this on my own blog :)

  6. your blog is great... not sure what you should add... I think I need to copy yours

  7. Congrats to you my friend.

    I don't want your blog candy, although I must say its purdy. I just want a flippen card. ;) love ya.

    it is a wonderful blog and if my dear husband ever builds me my craft room, I will use you as inspiration..

  8. Hi!What a sweet Candy!!!Fantastic!!!I am a follower also and added a link to the sidebar http://pishitejulie.blogspot.com/
    You have very interesting blog for me.I love seeing posts about techniques,because I am a beginner in the cardmaking.
    Thank you so much for the chance to take part!!!

    Greetings from Russia,

  9. Hello. I saw your blog at http://changeofheart56.blogspot.com/2010/01/blogoversary-candy-alert.html .
    I just became one of your followers because I love scrapbooking as much as candies!! Your page is great, can;t wait to see all of your work and the ones that will come in the feture!!
    I don't know much of your blog, but I could allways have more tutorials.
    Thanks for the chance to win. My blog is xeirodimiourgies.blogspot.com . Your candy is on my sidebar

  10. What a sweet Candy!!!
    I'm now a follower... here is my blog
    All is pleasant to me in your blog! It such cosy and convenient! I would like to see more story about the technician of creation of your cards.

  11. I have no suggestions - I love what you've been doing!

    Have to say, I think you did a bang-up job with the scrapbook page. I hope you try it again sometime soon!

  12. WOWAERS! That is one BIG blogaversary candy! MAn I would love to get my hands on those goodies. I love your blog! The only change I would make would be the aqua colored text on the blog...I love the color but, it kinda hurts my eyes a bit..probably just me*giggles*

  13. P.S. My blog will post a blurb all about your awesome candy tom.

  14. I want to win LOL!!

    the PaperTemtpress

  15. Cor blimey, I just swooned when I read how much stash is in your Candy!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win...I have to say tho...visiting your blog and seeing your divine work is reward enough anyway...and.. congrats on your blogaversary...hasn't the year gone quick? Loving your LO too...bless it is so sweet....am linking you on me blog as usual x..

  16. Wow, I am enjoying your blog and so impressed with your first scrapbook page.
    I do not have a blog site yet so cannot link with you.

  17. I'd love to see more of what you do--anything. I love your work,

  18. Wow, love your blog.....I guess if I have to say it would be more tutorial, and maybe new techniques... I have become a follower and I will post your blog on my blog....thanks for the chance and congratulation on you anniversary....

  19. What more could you add? You have a pretty well rounded variety of things now. I love the scrapbook page! I am following you now, and am posting this on my blog!

  20. Love your page layout! I've become a follower, "advertised" for you on my blog ... As for suggestions for your blog, well, truthfully, I've just begun following so I'm not acquainted enough yet to make any sort of suggestion. ;o) From what I see, you already have a great blog!

  21. Happy Blogoversary, Erika. Your work is so incredibly lovely, that I look forward to what comes next. I'm never disappointed. Your first scrapbook page? It's beautiful, as is your adorable Snow Angel. I could learn from following along with you as you do your scrapbook. After seeing your glimmer mist card, I am sold on glimmer mist. The colors are so pretty together, I can only imagine that the glimmer mist makes it better. Blog candy or no, I'll continue to visit. You have much to teach me. Oh---What a HUGE, GENEROUS BLOG CANDY ! Whoever wins that "haul" will be most fortunate!
    Evette Rice

  22. Hi Erika! Happy Blogaversary! What incredible blog candy! I have you under stamping inspiration on my blogroll, I am a follower and also put your blog candy on my sidebar.

    I honestly love your blog as it is. I love the design, layout, colours. Your work is beautiful and inspiring. Maybe a bit more work with the glimmer mists, as I need to learn more about them! lol

    Great layout on your first scrapbook page, it looks awesome!!!

    Good luck everyone,
    Kim P.

  23. Happy Blogirthday Erika!! I really like your blog.. the only thing I'd like to see different, is if you do a detailed technique, to do a separate post with detailed instructions on it. Honestly, there have been a couple of times in the last year, you've sort of explained things, but I never understood it enough to try the technique.

    Karen G (BC)

  24. Happy Blogoversary! I'll post your contest in my status on FB as I don't have a blog. I admire you for keeping this space to full of creativity. I LOVE your tutorials, so I'd like to see more in 2010.

  25. What a fantastic candy!!! I love your blog! I'd like to see more posts about the technician of creation of your cards and more tutorial. Many thanks for the chance to win this yummy candy!
    I posted your candy on my sidebar, I'm a follower. http://gavkichavkiscrap.blogspot.com/
    Happy Blogaversary!

  26. I am a follower now. I haven't entered the blog world yet so I will have to facebook about this great contest. I would love to see more of your creations and I LOVE technqiue videos.

  27. congrats!! Your page is awesome! I love your creations and come to see your updates regularly :)
    I have seen on some other blogs where you can leave questions and then every now and then the owner of the blog does a Q&A day...with answers to the questions! :) I think that would be a nice touch - everything else is just right! :)

  28. Great blog candy! Congratulations on your one year anniversary. Techniques are always appreciated. Keep up the great art work and thanks for sharing. Cheers!

  29. Hi Erica!
    Congratulations on your Blogoversary!!!
    Thanks to a candy I've found your blog. It is magnificent! Your works very beautiful! You have your style not similar to others, something very original and unusual! What inspiration! I your new follower.
    Thanks for the chance to win this awesome candy! I really want to be the lucky winner. Linked it on my blog. Thank you and Happy New Year!

  30. Happy Blogoversary Erika! I just love to see more work from you. And explain if you did something different. Mention which technique you used and which colors. Thank you and your companies for making this wonderful give-away possible!

  31. Happy Blogaversary!!Happy Blogaversary!!as i'm a new email follower, i have to say that blog candy almost me drooling on my new laptop LOL, i know my scrappy friends would love to share in that giveaway...2010 is my year to share anything online i've told myself.any techinuque with inks,cuttlebugs & chipboard would have my hand up to try something new ;) crossing my fingers & other bits that i win lol...good luck to all! keep up the great work xxx

  32. Hello !!
    I hope I can take part in this candy)) I subscribed to your newsletter.
    Many thanks for the chance to win this nice candy. I linked it on sidebar. I'm so impressed with your style and creativity!
    Many hugs from Larisa. Happy New Year!

  33. just found your blog, loving what I see and wow what candy :)

  34. Hi and happy blogoversary!!! What a great candy! Thanks for the chance to win! I linked it on the sidebar of my blog, including the photo. http://creativika.blogspot.com
    And I'm following your blog.

    Best wishes!

  35. I would so love to win some of your candy! Great blog. I am signing up to follow, adding a link on my blog, and to answer your question, I would like to see more techniques and tutorials. I love that!You art is so inspiring. Kathy

  36. Wow! Awesome candy, thanks so much for the chance to win! I've become a follower of your lovely blog & put a link to your candy on my blog.

    I'd love to see more scrapbook pages on your blog as the one you'd done is really great!

    Thanks again

    Jan xx

  37. Oh! your candy is awesome! I would love to see more tutorials on your blog. I'm a beginner so it would be very useful for me :)
    Thanks for the chance to win :)

  38. Happy Birthday. You have come a long way in one year, congrats. I am now a follower of you and will be posting this on Facebook. I could love more techinques, seems I can't ever get enough of learning new things. I hope your 2010 year is a good as 2009 was.

  39. WOWSA! That is quite a gift! I've been searching for new friends online and happened upon your blog. It's beautiful and fun to read. I guess the only thing I'm personally looking for is more on layouts. I can find all I want on cards but it's getting harder and harder to find cool new stuff for layouts. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day!

  40. Hi Erika

    Happy blogoversary.

    You have a wonderful blog candy. You are very generous. I'm a follower for a while now but I don't have a blog so I'll spread the word among my friends.

    Your blog is perfect the way it is. Of course I'm very found of techniques and tutorials. I'm always willing to learn something new....so it's up to you, if you want to add more; I'll be happy wwith or without changes.

    Thanks for giving us a chance to win this fabulous blog candy.

  41. Happy Blogoversary!! This is my first time reading your blog, I caught your post on scrapbookstar, but I look forward to being a future reader. Your layout is amazing, so beautiful, you should diffently do more of that so us followers can view more of your great work.

    Off to post a link to my facebook profile.


  42. I love your Blog. Happy Blogoversary!! I would love to see more techniques, your work is amazing. Thanks for sharing.

  43. Happy blogiversary! I just started following, and I love your blog. Myself, being very new to the world of crafting, would love to see more techniques, and sketches. Tutorials are awesome too! I hope to one day make some very awesome things as well.

  44. Gorgeous layout! I've become a follower and here's my link . I would love tutorials on your blog. Your cards are so sophisticated, but I really wouldn't know how to get started. Thanks for a chance to win! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

  45. I think your blog is wonderful! I personally would like to see more tutorials...but only because I'm one of those who has to see a project step by step to fully understand how you got to your finished project. Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy..this is fun ;)

  46. Happy Blogoversary! I cannot believe you've only been blogging for one year?!? Your work is fantastic and you blog like a pro! :) Fabulous inspiration always... wouldn't change a thing. If you feel like some tutorials, though, I'll be reading them *smiles*. I'll get a pic of your candy up on my blog next thing... so very generous of you!

  47. Happy Blogoversary!!!! I came upon your site via Crop Suey. LOVE all your projects. I love challenge and sketch sites, so I think it is so cool that you have a sidebar link to just those types of sites!! Now that I am a follower, I will be sure to stay caught up with your posts and your creations!

  48. Congrats on the DT at Simply Renee! I'm so excited to be working with you :)

  49. I am a follower. I love your artistic creations! As a scrapbooker I have to say your first page is amazing and I would love to see more!

  50. Happy Day! Your creations keep me clicking back because I want to see what you show next. I love reading blogs that give me a sense of the whole person too, since all us stampers have rich full lives. Little glimpses, just to see what stimulates your creativity.
    And hey- fantastic NAME.

  51. Holy Canolli is right!!!! I love seeing techniques and tutorials- anytime I can learn something and perhaps get the mojo going is great by me. I also have a massive blog candy at my blog if you want to enter mine :)
    Cheers and Happy New year!
    oh and I am putting your giveaway in my sidebar

  52. Hi Erika ~ You are giving an amazingly ginormous Blogoversary candy!!! That is so generous of you! What I always enjoy seeing on blogs are techniques or tutorials... Hmm... I should follow my own advise - hee hee! Thank you for the chance to win :D Come visit me sometime Here
    Love and hugs ~ Lori

  53. Thank you for the chance to win. I am a follower. I linked it on sidebar.

  54. http://kristallikhandmade.blogspot.com/2010/01/holy-cannoli-31.html
    Happy Blogoversary!!!!
    Thanks for the opportunity to play for ths YUMBLY Candy - I have linked it to my Blog;
    many thanks

  55. Happy Blogoversary!!!!
    I love seeing posts about techniques and tutorials.
    I'm a beginner so it would be very useful for me

  56. Hidiehai,

    I'm Katja from Holland (The Netherlands) i became a follower on your blog.
    I like you to visit my blog http://katzzcreaties.blogspot.com.

    Your blog is perfect allready but i like tutorials!!!


  57. HI,
    Thanks so much for this awesome opportunity to win such a great package of goodies.
    I have subscribed to your newsletter and I do not have a blog, but I will post on a message board I frequent about your site.
    Your scrapbooking page is gorgeous as well as your cards.

    I would love to see some tutorials on your page.

  58. Loving your blog! WOW! Amazing work! I love your first LO..it's beautiful!! Would love to check out some tutorials on how you make your beautiful cards! Became a follower and I'll give you a shout out on my blog;)

  59. Happy Blogaversary!! I love your blog and hte colors of it are my favourite!!!
    I don't have a blog mysself but will leave a note on my Twitter about your blog.
    I can't think of much to change or add except maybe some video turtorials on the things you do would be awesome!thanks

  60. happy blogversary. I am so glad you posted the info over at Pages in Time. I was able to check your blog out and you are so creative. I would love for you to share more tutorials so that we all can marvel at your creative process. I am definitely following your blog and gave you a shout out on my blog...http://thewickedlywonderfulworldofwustaz.blogspot.com/2010/01/great-blog-alert.html

  61. Thank you for your Blog!!!!!

    I think, it´s very good! I don´t now, what you can change... I like it so!

    I´ve linked your candy to my sidebar!


  62. You've got enough stuff to give a little something to everyone!

    I've been a follower for quite a while now, and I've put a button in my sidebar linking to your blog (if you don't like the button I'm using, make a better one and I will change it).

    All I come here for is the great cards. I like descriptions of how you make them, and an occasional tut is nice, too. It's already a good blog, or I wouldn't be coming here all the time!

  63. I've seen give-aways before but this goes way beyond what I've seen. I am now a follower. As I've roamed around your blog(and it's only 1 yr old)...well, I don't think you could add anything to make it any better. I love it and like you I have never done a layout but your's rocks!!!

  64. Oh my! What a fantastic bunch of candy you have here!!!! I cant remember how I stumbled upon your blog but I am oh so happy I did! Your art is amazing!!!! I just added your candy to my blog. http://n8tvtexan.blogspot.com/2010/01/blog-candy.html I cant wait to see what you come up with next. Now I'm off to finish oogling your gorgeous cards and older posts. :)

  65. Happy blogoversary.

  66. Happy Blogversary!
    I love seeing your amazing projects. Your tutorials have been very helpful.

  67. Oh my, how nice. Your blog looks inspiring and I love the colorfulness. I have become a follower and have linked you on my FB profile here, http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#/profile.php?ref=profile&id=1430243534
    I am so looking forward to your giveaway. It was especially nice of the companies you work with to join in. Thank you so much. I am new to your blog but I already am looking forward to following you. ms.cheryl

  68. Fabulous blog candy Have become a follower and have a link to your candy. Thanks for the chance to win!

  69. Congratulations on your blogoversary and your wonderful blog! I'm a sucker for tutorials, so I wouldn't mind more of those! Here's my post about your generous blog candy: http://h-scrapbookingmyway.blogspot.com/2010/01/blog-candy.html

  70. oh wow what an absoloutly incredible candy what i would give to win this !!! I am now a follower of the blog and after looking through think it would be great to see a few tutorials maybe :)

  71. I am a new Follower (The Paper Princess) so I don't have much in the way of suggestions - at first glance, your blog looks fabulous! I have added your candy to my bar at Create With Joy - come visit, would love to have you follow as well!

    Ramona :-)

  72. Thank you for the opportunity to win such amazing blog candy. Congratulations on your blogoversary. Welcome to the world of scrapbooking, I'm sure your pages will be as inspirational as your cards. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent. I love tutorials.


  73. blog candy info shared at http://allamyleigh.blogspot.com/
    I like to see more tutorials and new/different techniques. I'm all about learning new, creative things.

  74. Happy Bloggiversary!!! Love the blog candy! Following you and all!!! WOuld love to see more Technique Tutorials (especially since you have finally taken the scrapbooking plunge!)

  75. Well this is one heck of a Prize package!! I became a follower not just for the prize but I'm liking the concept of you blog. My suggestion is make it your own. If you are true craft and scrapbook lover and have tons of info to share, then I would leave tips and ticks, pages and links to what you like, link things to what you find. More or less bring the reader into your world. Let them read what you read, let them make what you make, and let them know what you know. That is how I play my blog!! I let my readers know tid bits of everything, from my personal life to finding something grand on another blog. To support one another is to me crafting it foward!! So change your decor of your blog according to the holiday or season, add blinkies and links and everything that catches your eye tell and about it. Simply, invite the reader into your crafting world. That is best advice I have found, which has worked for me!! Here is a link to my blog. www.scrapjournalofangela.blogspot.com run over and check it out!! But simply make it about you down to you favorite color. Ask yourself, what is it that surrounds you the most besides your family that makes your crafting diva come out? When you answer that question then you will know where to start!!

  76. happy bloginvesary, I am a follower now :)

  77. I could defenetly could use techniques and tutorials, thanks

  78. Hi Erica,

    Happy blogavesary!!! Love your blog. I am new to the card and scrapbooking myself. Anything with tutorials or techniques would be amazing.

    I am now a follower, have linked your candy to my sidebar, and posted on my blog about ur lovely candy.

    So, please pick me, pick me, pick me...:)


  79. Hi! Happy blogaversary =) I'm already a follower and i've posted this in my blog. I would love to see more 3-d projects (i'm not sure what it's called lol) like your dec 1 post and tutorials. However, keep doing what you're doing because your creations are really amazing =) Thanks and happy 2010!

  80. Congratulations! I recently found your blog and after reading older posts I am so excited. I have become a follower and have told my stamping group about you. I'm a big fan of tutorials and altered projects. Of course, seeing pictures of family is always fun;-)

    Isabel Z

    isabelzito at verizon dot net

  81. Great Work Erica - have looked at your cards for a long while through NGS yahoo group. Your blog is great as it is.

  82. WOW, what a great candy!!! I would loooove to win all that yummie stuff! I'm now a follower, and posted a link in my right sidebar about your great candy.

    "What would you like to see on my blog?" I just love different folding technics, so I would like more tutorials about folding ideas. Especially organizing stuff, or other practical things. Love to combine scrapping and usability!!

  83. Wonderful candy.
    Thanks for the chance to win!!!
    Your candy looks lovely :)
    I love your blog but i would like to see more tutorials. I like to learn new things.



  84. WOW! Now this is what I call mega blog candy! Thanks to you for offering this beauty & also thank the companies your design for getting involved in this giveaway! You all rock!!!

    I love your tutorials! It's great that you always show close-up shots & can see different views. I may not always try everything since my supplies are limited, but a girl can dream, can't we???? THANKS!!!!!

  85. I left you a big post and became a follower and now here is the link to my post on my blog about your event!! Congrats Thanks Angela Holt.


  86. Hi...I love your blog and do follow and will subscribe if I can figure that part out...I am a visual learner so for me...more videos and tutorials if you want to add more, but I do think your blog is just fine as is! I appreciate your skills and tips for sure. I do not yet have all the supplies you use, but...maybe one day lol. Just dont stop blogging would be my first request tho...yours is great! Good luck to all, as your candy is amazing..tho I have rarely won anything this would help out my stash for sure but secretly I would love one of your cards too! xox Happy New Year!

  87. Hi Erika! So glad I found your lovely blog tonight! You have such a cool style--love it! And talk about a fabulous giveaway--oh, my goodness!!! I'm your newest follower, and I'll be sharing about your blog and giveaway on my post tomorrow--I'll be back often to see what else you're creating--have a wonderful weekend!

  88. Happy Blogaversary!!!
    Wonderful candy!!!
    Your Blog is beautiful!!!!! I Love it!!!
    My link is http://scraperror.blogspot.com/
    Good luck to all!!!

  89. Happy Blogaversary!
    I follow and I've posted about this on my blog too. I'd love to win. I don't have suggestions, as I think your blog is fine now! Even to the fact that you have a 3 column blog (like I hope to fix mine!)

  90. Th page that you did i just simply wonderful! I have to also tell you Happy Blogiversary! You have a very pretty blog!

  91. First off congratulations on your blog! I love seeing scrapbook pages. I think the most awesome blogs I read have list of things they use and if coloring cards they show the marker colors used. I love tutorial that you can look at. I am not a lover of video tutorials because I always end up getting told to turn the volumn off! I am enjoying so far all I see. I have become a follower and a subscriber! I also left your candy info on my sidebar Candy list at http://mamascroppingcollections.blogspot.com/

    Thanks for a chance at some great things. He it would be an awesome late b-day gift for me (Jan 26th)

    Denise Wells

  92. Happy Blogoversary!!!! That is truly amazing! I just found your blog and haven't had a chance to look around yet, but I always love to see techniques and tutorials! Happy New Year! I post on my blog at:

  93. wonderful candy!!! thanks for the chance to win! link in my sidebar and became a follower .

  94. oh my goodness!!! that is quite the giveaway!!!!!!!!!! :) thanks for the chance here!

    i'm so glad i ran across your blog -- especially since you're up for ideas as to postings. i'm new at stamping...so tutorials are always totally awesome! if you could post tutorials of your cards, layouts...whatever other creations you make, that would be awesome! sometimes you think an idea is good...get the supplies and then sit there stumped as to what to do!!! so yeah...i'd suggest tutorials. :) and yeah...i'm also a follower now...

  95. Oh my! i'm meant to be on a candy diet for my wedding this year! but gosh i've put a stone on looking lol :-)) changes to your blog? i wouldn't hunni it's lovely the way it is!!! such stunning creations!
    hugs carlyann xx

  96. Congratulations on your one year blogaversary, Erika! I've been a follower for awhile and really enjoy your creations. If I had a blog, i'd include your button or blinkie or whatever you call it. What a marvelous first birthday gift you are offering! I enjoy the varied info you include in your website - creations, what's going on in your lift, links, favorites, tips, challenages. I look for techniques and creative ideas, as well as outstanding sites to be able to count on for inspiration. Thanks you Erika, for sharing so much with us! Mary Stuart

  97. Everytime you post something to the Gingersnap Creations yahoo group, I click on the link to visit your blog. I have enjoyed seeing all of your artwork.
    I would like to see more tutorials. I find it a lot easier to be able to so things if there are tutorials on how to's.

  98. Wow!! That is your first scrapbook page!! I cannot wait to see more!! I would love to see more tutorials, I love to watch and learn!! I especially love videos,I am a very visual learner I guess. Happy Blogaversary!!


  99. pick me... would love to win... you have a great blog

  100. Great blog. And fantastic blog candy. I am a follower now. No blog but I have told others about your blog. I like to see step-by-step tutorials, either written or video. Congratulations on your blogaversary.

  101. Happy Blogoversary! I love techniques & videos.
    Love your blog.

  102. How exciting! I'm just finding this blog through another one I follow. That's such a generous haul!

    As far as what I like to see on blogs - tutorials. I'm always looking to figure out new techniques and tips.

    I'll definitely be checking this out more!

    A link to my blog is http://bekahjosworld.blogspot.com/

  103. Happy Blogiversary.

    Oh BTW I nominated you for the Beautiful Blogger award :) - check out my blog for more information!

  104. Wow, Ereika! Happy Anniversary! I love your blog hte way it is...stop by often, and always find inspiration! I owuld love to see more scrapbooking! I do more of htat than cardmaking, and sometimes, just don't know how to translate the wonderful techniques I pick up from you card makers to scrapbooking! Great candy!!!

  105. Thank you so much for the chance to win such AWESOME candy!! I have posted you on my blog: cureforcole08@blogspot.com

    God Bless

    I am very new to cards and scrap booking I would love to see techniques,tutorials, journaling tips and tricks, pictures of your projects and family (its always fun learning about the person behind all the work!:))

  106. I just put your blog on my reader, but I've never really been here before so I'm not sure what to say about changing up your blog! I love tutorials, cards, stamping, but as of yet I'm not into scrapbooking (as you were not until just a little while ago, as I understand!)I do want to learn more card making techniques this year! Thanks for your generous blog candy offer!

  107. Sweety chic! Work your wonderful. I am still very new to scrapbooking, so I am interested in any technology. My link

  108. Happy Blogaversary - way to go girl. I love seeing posts about techniques. I've posted blog info on my blog of http://www.myinkyfun.blogspot.com and thank you for the chance to win the awesome offering of candy. Love, Audrey at huffpede@yahoo.com

  109. Congratulations on your Blogiversary! I laughed at your request for suggestions for changes! Your blog is fantastic. Maybe you could make suggestions for my orphaned blog. As for me, I'm mostly a stamper. The first thing I noticed is your posts are so beautiful and versatile they could be used for cards, stamping or scrap-booking. Honestly, your blog is awesome.
    Your blog candy is over the top, too! All I can say is WOW, I'm glad I found you!
    Helen helbomck@gmail.com

  110. I always enjoy looking at your blog, Erika, but techniques and tutorials are always welcome in my eyes. I like hearing snippets of your personal life, too.

  111. Wow, Wow, nd triple Wow. This blog candy is totally awesome. I just added a link to my sidebar (hope that counts) and I just became a follower.
    I just love tutorials and when it comes to blogs that is a main interest of mine. I love trying new techniques and I would so love to see anything that you have to show.
    Thank you so much for the chance
    Hugs, Rosalee

  112. Congrats on completing one year! I was already a follower! I love your tutorials! I would love to see more of them. They are a good guide!
    The candy is simply outstanding! I am posting about it on my blog's sidebar! Thankyou so much for the chance to win some awesome awesome stuff!

  113. Wow what an awesome prize package.
    Gonna go do some browsing around your blog now.

  114. I would love to win but I don't have a blog. I have become a follower of yours and now I'm leaving a comment so does 2 out of 3 count? I hope so!
    Diane Young

  115. Your scrapbook page/layout is awesome. TFS

  116. Thanks for a lovely blog, providing instructions and links. Please keep up doing the same, being creative and allowing the rest of us to copy and expand on these wonderful ideas...


  117. WOW thats some giveaway!!! Congrats on your blogiversary! I mentioned your giveaway on my blog and also nominated you for an award (check out my blog for more info)

    I love your cards, but since you have started to dabble in scrapbooking, I'd have to say thats what I'd love to see more of--->layouts :)

  118. first let me say congrats on your anniversary!! hooty whoo!!
    next your blog design is awesome I love the color so dont change a thing on that!!
    so I became a follower and of course let everyone know about it!! as to what to change--not so sure you need to change I would just say keep the inspiration coming!!

  119. Happy Blogoversary, Erika! What an amazing candy giveaway!

    I am now a follower and linked from my sidebar.

    Personally, I love tutorials! They help me push myself to try things I haven't done before.

  120. I've followed your blog since you first posted on the Ranger group abaout it - but not signed up as a follower (going to remedy that right now) and would love the kudos of you being a follower on my blog.
    Would love to see some instructions step by step of how you create some of your wonderful work as well as a list of items needed.

  121. Great blog candy! Thanks for the chance to win!
    I'm your follower and I posted a link on the sidebar of my blog
    I like look for new techniques and creative ideas:)

  122. Ooh, just been looking at your blog and there's some great stuff on there. You're very talented :) MORE tutorials, please - we LOVE tutorials!!!

    I've linked to you on my blog. Thank you VERY much for this offer.

  123. Wow! There is so much in your blog candy! As a new blogger I am so impressed by the following you have built up in only a years time. Congratulations and keep it going! I especially like to see that your blog has a search feature, something that many blogs I visit are lacking.

  124. Hi Erika,

    Love your blog, and would love the chance to win the wonderful goodies that you have to give away. I have posted a message on my blog re your blogiversary and signed up to get your blog updates.


  125. Happy to be here , great candy, thanks for the chanse to win. you can see some of my work here:


  126. I've just followed someone's link to your blog candy and what do I find, a fantastic blog full of interesting and beautiful works of art. Don't you just love it when that happens.
    I love your scrapbook page and if this is truly your first one, I hope to see many more, it's gorgeous. As a fellow scrapbooker there are not enough of us in Blogland, so that has to be my suggestion for your blog.
    I have put a link on my own sidebar and shall be a frequent visitor from now on.


  127. Hi
    Beautiful Page you've created
    & WoW on all those goodies you've so kindly put up to win :)
    Myself I love Tut's and I've It's great to see how someone get's from A to B to creating something
    I've added a link for your Fab giveaway on my blog Here
    thanks for the chance
    hugs Nikki

  128. I love techniques and tutorials and lots of inspiration ( which you certainly give).I will enjoy popping by regularly. Have signed as a follower and put a mention on my blog too. Thanks so much for the chance of this generous offer. Happy Bloggiversary!

  129. Happy Anniversary! I follow you now.

    I'm still new to your blog so I don't quite know my way around yet or what you are already doing (though i love the chance to win giveaways!). OH, I enjoy learning new techniques too!

    I have a blog and I'm a little behind on my posts so I'll get to writing up about you before the end of the month!

    Thanks for everything,

    Pam Hoffman at cox dot net

  130. http://oneimageaday.blogspot.com

    I have been visiting your blog for a while now and love your work. I am an artist, photographer and Art therapist, who is new to scrapbooking and ATC but loving learning. i live in London, UK. You are so passionate about your art and your life.You teach intelligently and are easy to listen to. Your site appears to really belong to you. By that l mean you have stamped your own personality on it. These days l find people expect and feel closer to the artist if there are videos. They like to know what make of stamps, paper ect do you use, where do you get them and which are your favorite sites. They like tips and short cuts and also like to know some thing about you as a person and an artist. I also find if l talk about my mistakes or failures in my art, it makes you seem more human and like the people who are visiting you. Oh l have gone on haven't l..sorry. My family tease me all the time about talking too much. I just love life and my art and the world is so full of interesting things!Ha. Anyway, congrats on your first year and may you have hundreds more! I will be very happy for but l have to admit, a bit jealous of ,who ever wins your amazing and generous give away but heres to the winner. x lynda

  131. Congratulations!

    I am a follower.

    I have written a blog post at PAPER FLOURISH

    I love the techniques and tutorials, so would like to see more of those. Close ups of cards and close ups of sections are always good to highlight details.

    The turquoise blue is a beautiful colour, but I find it a little difficult to read for text, compared to other colours... may just be my eyes!

    Love the blog. You do beautiful work. Thanks for the opportunity to be part of the celebrations.

  132. Happy blogaversary!!! What a great thing to celebrate! I just started my blog - I know that I would love to see tutroials and techniques. They inspire me! Thanks for the chance at your lovely giveaway! Now that is some serious blog candy!

  133. WOW!!Love the blog candy.I'm a newbie here.

    I'm off too see your creations!

  134. I love to see tutorials.and your cards are so pretty.Dont need to change anything.Im off to post your blog candy on my blog.

  135. Great blog! Tutorials would be a nice addition. Just started following and I am now on my way to blog about it!


  136. Happy blogoversary! Love the layout. yes, they take longer than most cards, but look at what you did! It's a keepsake!

  137. Hi! lovely blog candy! Thank you for the chance to win. I love your blog you don´t have to change anything :D
    I have already linked your candy on my sidebar and Im a follower :)

  138. Hi!
    I love tutorials, so if you want to put out some more of them I love it.
    =) Eva
    my blogg

  139. Happy Blogaversary, Erika! I became a follower before your anniversary in the blogging world. Just want to say that I love your blog--the design, colors, most of the content---I'm a scrapper more than a card maker and I would like to see more of your 'scrapping' work. The layout you just created is absolutely beautiful! Perhaps providing some visual tutorials as well. Other than that, your blog is great! I'm celebrating my first blogoversary next month. I hope you'll stop by and visit. Thanks!

  140. 我是天山,等待一輪明月。.........................

  141. Happy Blogoversary and Congrats!! The candy is most awesome - I'm keeping my fingers crossed I'll have the good luck of winning such a prize!! Ive added a link to your candy in my Candy Box on my blog. As far as changing anything o yours, I think it is pretty great as it is. :o)

  142. happy blogaversary hun your page is great as it is but im sure beginners would love to see tutorials thanks so much for the chance of the small craft shop i mean blog candy lol thanks hun x

  143. Congratulations Erika and your Page is Stunning. Thanks for the chance to win this great goodies, i've linked you on my sidebar and i'm a follower.....


  144. I love your page and your blog, original ideas and very pretty, I would like to see more tutorials in techniques, there are so many and I would like to learn them all!
    I hope I win

  145. aqui anuncie tu candy http://sofia-solis.blogspot.com/

    esta maravilloso al igual que tu blog!! pues yo soy feliz viendo lo que hagas en tu flog me gusta todo asi!!

  146. Happy blogversary! Wow, what a generous giveaway! I have posted a link to your giveaway on my blog (side bar).
    Love your LO,I think the cardmakers are natural scrappers, they know how to design a smaller space and then progress to bigger size with ease.
    Not sure what I can advice regarding your blog, I think it is very personal experience to run a blog, and surely you are the best one to know what to write or display. I'm sure whichever way/method you choose, it will be reflecting your personal original style and techniques. Cheers!

  147. Hi,
    Congrats on your blogversary. What great treats you have for some lucky reader! I am a follower and mentioned your blog on my sidebar. I enjoy all the ideas you share and tutorials are always great. Sometimes the littlest thing can get those creative juices flowing for a brand new idea. Thanks so much!Hugs from Michigan

  148. Wow! I love your blog!! I'm a new follower. Your page is beautiful! Techniques and tutorials...love to learn new things.

  149. Happy Blogiversary Erika! You know that I love your blog and honestly there is nothing you need to change or add. It is perfect! I posted a link to your candy on my blog today and of coarse I'm a follower. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  150. Hi Erica, I came by your blog today for the first time, as my style of craft is alway's changing, I find blogland an enormous asset.
    It was lovely to see your creation's and a very sweet bonus to see all that candy up for grab's...

    What I would like to see from you is anything really, your work's fantastic, I do like tutorial's, so step by step stuff would be great, I have craft stuff sitting here that I know I could get more out of with a little guidence...
    Happy Blogoversary...

    Ps... I have made a post and added to my side bar

  151. Hi! I'm a follower and have posted your blog candy in my sidebar! http://bulkabul.blogspot.com/
    Thank you so much for the chance to take part!!!I love seeing posts about techniques.

  152. Wow, that is quite a prize. I like your site just as it is. I would like to see more tutorials. I find it a lot easier to be able to do things if there are tutorials on how to do it.

    Look at the post I did on your blogoversary on my blog:


  153. Absolutely wonderful blog candy!! I have become a follower and posted about your blog candy on my blog's sidebar HERE. I have only just found your blog and your projects are fabulous.....I don't know how much you post about techniques and tutorials, but I am always a sucker for those. Thanks for the chance to win!!

    Amy ♥

  154. Hi, wow! All those companies must really value you, to donate so many beautiful things for your blog candy, which I must admit, has me drooling. I am a follower and you are linked on my blog (http//www.charitycrafter.blogspot.com) and I would love to see how you use elements of re-cycled things on your projects (as this is the basis of my blog).

    Heres hoping............... Leigh x

  155. What a wonderful bunch of "stuff". Thank you for a chance to win. I have just found your blog and subscribed. I love to see ideas and instructions. I am not very creative so love to try and do what I see others have done.

  156. Following!!!! And posted about your blog candy on the sidebar of my blog!!

    My Blog: http://metsscrapper.blogspot.com/

  157. Hi!

    Find your blog through Bomshell´s forum. Must say that i really enjoyed looking at your work.

    So well done. Love it.


  158. Hi Erika,

    thanks so much for havong the chance to win!!

    I don't want you to change anything. You blog is so great, I love it!!!!!



  159. Indeed HOLY CANOLY Erika!! What much candy!! Unbelievable!
    Happy blogoversary!! Hope many more will follow.
    What I like to see different at your blog is your archiving,just dates arent handy to me,I like to see subjects.
    Thanks for offering this fantastic blogcandy and the chance to win this!
    I've put a link on my blog: Stempelientje and keep my fingers crossed!
    Greetings from Stempelientje.

  160. i am a new follower and i have posted a link on my blog http://longlivescissorsandpaper.blogspot.com/2010/01/sweet-candy.html and i have examined your blog...the bombshells, the design teams you are on (got lost in the reasonable ribbons, WOW!), the tutorials, the crazy detailed cards! i can not see where you could improve!
    happy blogaversary!

  161. Nancy B (lv2scrap02)

    Wow, awesome give away. Love your blog very creative.

    Cards are so pretty. I think it is fine the way it is.


  162. Nancy B Just became a follower sorry I don't have a blog.


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  164. How cool is this?! I'm linking you on my blog sidebar now! Happy Blogoversary and Thanks for the chance at the generous Blog Candy!


  165. WOW....Wow What a beautiful Blog! Wow What a treasure of blog candy! I have put a link on my blog to yours, congrats on you Blogoversary!!! I really would not change your blog, I love the layout, the design, the colors...If you could ADD anything thing, I would wish for tutorials...I always enjoy learning someting new or a better way to do something!! Thanks so much! You can check out my blog at The Paper Palace!!

  166. what a wonderful candy, thanks for the chance to win


  167. Thanks for the change ti win this!!!!
    Happy Blogoversary :):):)

    I posted a link in my sidebar:

  168. I'm already a follower and I put a post up about this on my facebook. I don't have my own blog but hope to someday.

    I absolutely LOVE this scrapbook page! I'm so glad to see that someone is including them. It's very hard to find blogs that do. So I thank you. That's what I'd like to see is more actual layout pages. Maybe even once a week???? Love all that you have to share and thanks for spending my mornings with me!
    Peace and Love - Jen

  169. Hi Erika,

    is a wonderful scrapbook page!!!

    I'm now a follower. I linked your candy on my sidebar.
    Thanks for the chance to win this great candy.

    Greetings from Germany

  170. Wow, fantastic! Thanks for a chance to win those yummies :)
    Congratulations on your Blogoversary!!!
    About your candy on my blog's sidebar.
    I love your tutorials, so I'd like to see more in 2010.

  171. firstly we started our blogs at the same time!!!
    secondly I too make the occassional lo & a ton of cards & projects
    third...wow that's some awesome candy!!!
    I became a follower & will slap up a link in my sidebar...thanks for the chance to win!!!
    I would not change anything...your blog & work look great!

  172. WOW!! What great candy...I just became a follower of ur blog..I love tutorials ..I dont have a blog..but will spread the word about ur great blog..Thanks for the chance..hugs to you

  173. Great blog =)
    I have become a follower of your blog and am so looking forward to see more creations.
    I have linked you in my sidebar.

  174. Hi Erika
    1> I've been a follower for a while now :)
    2> I've linked you up on my sidebar
    3> I think you've found the perfect balance with your blog and I don't think you need to change anything. However, what I love best are the techniques. There's always something to learn. I also love hearing about what *doesn't* work, or things to avoid. Life is too short to make every mistake by yourself, so it makes sense to learn from others' mistakes too, LOL!!

    Thanks for the chance to join in your generous giveaway.

  175. Hi - Thank you for this chance. I am really new to all of this, but I really enjoy tutorials. They help so much (especially for a someone that has no idea what to do, or how to start.) I don't have a blog, but I will e-mail a friend as soon as I am done posting this comment to tell her about your blog and blog candy. Thanks, Chris Kerksieck

    e-mail: bckerksieck@yahoo.com

  176. What I like the most is tutorial 'how to make something' and techniques :)

    Thank you for possibility of joining in your candy :)

  177. Wow, This is really some wonderful candy.. Thanks for a chance to win... I like your site just as it is. I would like to see more tutorials. I find it a lot easier to be able to so things if there are tutorials on how to's.
    saluti dall'italia public tomorrow the post on http://kreattiva.blogspot.com/
    Hugs, rosa
    i am new follower ;-)

  178. Thank you for the chance to win such a beautiful candy… I posted your candy on my sidebar.
    Hugs Anett

  179. omg...what a candy amazing
    just became ur follower and had a good snoop around on your Blog.
    Lovely stuff u do...and really I would just love to continue seeing what u have already been doing

  180. WOW ! Seriously, what an awesome candy you are giving away; how generous of you :-)
    I wanna add as a follower, but am struggling, as the follower field is now blank ! (As it also is on my own blog. Nevertheless, I have linked your candy in my sidebar, and will revert asap to add as a follower !
    Thanks vm for the chance to win.
    Have a lovely day :-)

  181. Thanks for the chance and congratz!!

    I like your blog just the way it is, but a few techniques couldnt hurt!!

    Have linked on my horners corner blog.

  182. Hi Erika, I have just landed on your blog, doing some surfing and love the things you have posted. I have added myself as a follower to get some great ideas. I am slightly green that your very first scrapbooking effort looks like it has come off a magazine page! More scrapbooking as you have such a talent, but I have really loved everything I have seen so far. I have added a link on my blog. Kx

  183. I am very new to scrap world and love your blog. I have become a follower. I will be a daily visitor.

  184. Hi Erika, I linked your wonderfull candy to my blog's cady-bar and have become a follower. To be honest, I can't tell your what you could change or what I would like to see, because I have visited your blog for the very first time.

  185. Thanks so much for this wonderful contest!


    I love your blog the way it is now, but if I had to choose something, I would choose maybe some pictures of your working area...Sorry if you already have some up, I'm a new follower and I haven't had a chance to look around at everything yet.

  186. I would like to see more tips and techniques although your blog is really gorjess :) I'm just a beginner so your expirience is usefull for me as your candy would be :) Glad to follow you and good luck!
    I've linked you to my sidebar too

  187. i am following you like a lost kitten. i have linked your candy to my blog: http://rush8888.blogspot.com/2010/01/blog-candyno-not-mine_21.html

    improve your blog?? not too likely! here is a favorite of mine: i love seeing non-card items.

    what a nice bunch of goodies. you are so generous.

    rush8888 at att dot net

  188. I'm a new follower, and I've added your blog on my website.
    Thank you for that chance win all the yummy candy!!!

  189. Happy Blogaversary. Have linked your blogcandy to my blog and become a follower. For improvement comment on your blog, I would say that it's easier to look for old entries if they are archived monthly with article header. Otherwise your blog is looking great. Love the colours.

  190. Hi Erika - I am thrilled to become a follower and have looked through your Blog - I would change NOTHING, I love the warmth that you feel as soon as you get here - gorgeous!! Your scapbooking is a HUGE plus - it is gorgeous! Thanks for the opportunity to play for this AMAZING Candy - you are so very generous! I am off to link it to my Blog:
    and would love you to visit sometime! Thanks again! {{{hugs}}}

  191. I finally got to my blog post...



    Pam Hoffman

  192. I sure love blog candy! I have a cricut but I do love to stamp and love to look at all the possiblities.
    I am a member and will post your site on my blog.

    Thank you for a chance to win your blog candy!!

  193. Wow what a fabulous giveaway! I always love to see different ways to stamp! I have become a follower to. Thanks so much for the chance to win some amazing goodies.

  194. Congrats on your Blogoversary!

    Thanks for the chance to win such yummy candy

    I have posted you on my blog

    God Bless

  195. I am new to the scrappin and card world and I would love to see and learn techniques & tutorials.


  196. Hi Erika,
    Happy Blogaversary!!! Fantastic candy!!!
    Thanks so much for the chance to win.
    Your scrapbook page is amazing:)
    I like your blog!!! It is very good!!
    Greetings from Poland

  197. Hello! Congratulations to you! What's a candy! I've linked your candy on my sidebar under the section "Blog Candy". http://scrapmooooon.blogspot.com
    And I'm your Follower!
    I would like to see on your blog more techniques and tutorials! It's always very useful...
    Thanks for a chance to win!



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