Monday, June 25, 2012

4 Year Blog-a-Versary!

Hello Gang!  4 years ago I started this little blog of mine :)  It's been a fun creative adventure that I've loved, and have so enjoyed sharing with you....now I want to share a little extra of the fun with you to say thank you!  I have some summer blog candy to share with you...


It includes:  Flourishes NEW Summer Blossoms Stamp Set
Couture Creations Compassionate Embossing Folder (I love this one!)
Prima 6 x 6 Songbird Designer paper (I did use two sheets, the rest is yours!)
Ranger Vintage Photo Distress Ink pad
Want 2 Scrap Nestabling
Assorted Ribbon:  crochet, corduroy, taffeta etc.  

RULES:  Leave one comment on this post telling me the answer to: "What's inspiring me this summer?" 

Include your email address.  It can be in type form ( xyz at some server dot com) 

Deadline NOON Saturday June 30th MST.  I'll post a winner that evening :)

Entries must be from North America.  


Thank you for your kindness, for coming by to see what I've been up to each week, and for sharing this journey with me!  I'm so blessed by you!

52 comments:

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Wow! This blog candy would be a dream come true! I'm being inspired right now by the 100 cards in 100 days challenge on SCS. The hard part is the clause about not buying anything until I've made my 100 cards! So I would *love* to win this - that is my *favorite* set from this release!!!

Tricia
gracewrks at gmail.com

Penny Wessenauer (d0npen) said...

what fantastic blog candy.. Congratulations Christine...4 years is quite a commitment to a creative cause! What inspires me this summer seems to be color combinations.. I'm loving greens, yellows, and blues.. lovely bright, hopefilled colors..
many thanks for all YOU do to inspire others!
Penny Wessenauer
Pwessenauer@gmail.com

LeAnne said...

Christine, you are always such an inspiration....even if I don't always leave a comment, I love seeing what you do! Your faith and love of family carry through on everything you do!
This summer, all the yummy papers that are available out there are inspiring me! I can't make cards fast enough to play with everything! Bright fun colors and prints! Love them! Thanks for the chance to win some sweet candy!
LeAnne
leanne dot pugliese @ gmail dot com

runzalot81 said...

Christine, I've been loving your blog for a long time! The inspiration question is a good one... mostly deadlines are inspiring me this summer :p Get it done or else! runzalot81 at yahoo dot com. Thanks!

Cheryl W said...

This is so generous of you, Christine! You are such a talent and I love your blog - I look forward to every post. Because of inspiring people like you, I am taking longer looks at the world around me this summer, looking for inspiration in the flowers, the sky, even in some brightly colored parked cars. :) Thanks for all you do. cherylwinget ataol dotcom

Diane said...

Christne, I always look forward to a new post from you. You are so generous in sharing your creativity with us. Thanks for sharing and congrats on four terrific years! Inspiring me this summer...the beauty I see all around me. Nature, family, friends...all of m many blessings. Diane

stampqueen said...

Wow what a great batch of treats!!! I am inspired by challenges - they keep me going whenever I need ideas/motivation!!!

Marisa said...

Congrats on four years!! Always enjoy seeing your creations and really enjoying your 365 photos :)

What inspires me this summer is to use the time I have with my kids to pour into their lives, deepen our relationship with each other, create some good family memories and most of all deepen their walks with Christ. Love having them all to myself (no daycare kids) and treasure the time I have with them.

Vicki Wilson said...

My inspiration comes from God's beauty. I just love all the vibrant colors and the sunshine always makes me feel uplifted. Here in Maine we get too much darkness all winter so spring and summer are happiness at it's best. I love your craft ideas and the feeling of friendship you share. Happy Day to you!

Marcia Sydness said...

Good Morning:
What a wonderful person to give away such beautiful prizes. Your attention to detail in your card making is marvelous!!!! You are an inspiration to others and here you are wondering what other peoples inspiration is.
My inspiration this summer is in vintage quilts and using the colors they have captured into my card making.
Marcie
msydness@yahoo.com

Marthamh2 said...

I'm inspired by many things. I have a friend whose sister is in the last stages of her fight with cancer. I am truly amazed by the courage that my friend's sister is showing. She has a 6 year old son, and she is fighting this courageous fight for him. She has inspired me to never take things for granted, and to thank kGod for all of the wonderful things he provides.

Anonymous said...

Well Congratulations on your 4th blog anniversary. Our sermon series about being "fearless" is what is inspiring me right now. Also pretty excited about the Spellbinders summer release. Thanks for the chance to win a stash of great candy!
Beth Greco

Anonymous said...

Well Congratulations on your 4th blog anniversary. Our sermon series about being "fearless" is what is inspiring me right now. Also pretty excited about the Spellbinders summer release. Thanks for the chance to win a stash of great candy!
Beth Greco

Ruthie said...

this is my second try at leaving a comment... Christine you have been an inspiration to me over the years ... thank you for sharing your creativity, your sensitivity, and your heart! Blessings on yah!
thisistheday@ns.sympatico.ca

Heide said...

4 years must feel like it few by. Congrats on the anniversary and such a cute little blog and wonderful inspiration. What inspires me...all the great blogs out there.
Have a wonderful summer.
Hugs, Heide
Heidedpaperie(at)gmail(dot)com

Karen said...

Congrats on 4 years, seems like a long time and a lot of cards have been made. I always enjoy the floral ones you post as flowers seem to make everyone happy. To have the chance to win the new release and accessories would be awesome! Summer means bright beautiful flowers of all colors in my gardens( providing I keep the water going)
ScrapbooksRme@aol.com

Anonymous said...

They say "time flies when you are having fun" must be true, as time seems to be really flying by.What great blog candy, that is so generous of you. I really enjoy your blog, even though I don't comment too often, but especially cuz you are a Canadian, eh? Keep up the great blog. Congrats !! Hugs n' Stuff, Lynne

slbela59 said...

Congrats on your 4 years!! What inspires me is my two girls -- I love watching them and seeing them grow. thanks for the chance to win some goodies.

slbela59athotmaildotcom

Jayne said...

Congratulations on 4 fantastic years. I could say that you're inspiring me, which would be true. But, in the spirit of the thing, colors and patterns are inspiring me. I love the vibrant colors of summer and it feels like some new patterns are coming out, begging to be incorporated in my work. Thanks for your generosity. stampanon at gmail dot com

Wanda Cullen said...

Congrats on the 4 year blog-o-versary, Christine! I have been blessed by following your blog and guess you could say I'm inspired by the thoughts and creations of so many wonderful blogger friends in the papercrafting world! cullenwr at yahoo dot com

scrappingnana said...

Congrats on your 4 year blogaversary. Great blog candy. My inspiration comes from many things, my family, God's creation, all the beautiful creations in blog land. I love making cards or layouts and sharing with family and friends.
scrappingnana4 at yahoo dot com

Karen Hasheck said...

Congrats on 4 years of sharing and inspiring! I am a subscriber and look forward to getting the emails with your great ideas! Those emails I get from the blogs I subscribe to and Pinterest boards are inspiring me this summer with so many great ideas!

khasheck at gmail dot com

Allison Cope Israels said...

Happy blog-aversary Christine! Thanks so much for sharing your amazing talent with all of us over the years! Congrats on 4!

Shirley Fread said...

Congrats on your 4th Anniversary!!! I love your blog...it gives me inspiration and lots of new ideas. I'm so excited as my Granddaughter is getting married on July 7th and I can hardly wait!!!...she's like a daughter to me. That's what I'm anxiously waiting for this summer.

sfread171 at hotmail dot com

Queen Mary said...

Christine, Happy Blogaversary! I admire your fortitude and your courage in keeping a blog - I've often wondered if I could do it! I enjoy your papercrafts as well as your photographs and stories! What will inspire me this summer (or already is) is the fact that I am unemployed! Sounds odd I know, but I can be out during the day, I can think more clearly, I can rest and read and enjoy life and hope I don't get too anxious! I hope for you a wonderful summer as well!

Kathi said...

Happy 4year blogaversary! I love receiving your blog updates and so enjoy your creativeness!
I am recently unemployed and am spending more time papecrafting and am so inspired by your ideas.
Again, congrats on your blogaversary"

creativearts said...

Congratulations on your 4th anniversary in blog world! I think I have been following you most of these four years because I love your blog and your projects. Wishing you the best over the next years!

Janet said...

Thanks so much for the chance to win.I love your creations.

Kimberly S. said...

Happy Blogaversary!!! I ADORE the cards you make on your blog....they're ABSOLUTELY gorgeous!! I think what inspires me most this summer is bright, cheery flowery cards. I live in Colorado, RIGHT NEXT to the Waldo Canyon fire (in an evacuation zone), so I haven't done a lot of paper crafting yet, but I can't wait to get back into my craft room. I LOVE this new Summer Blossoms set!! It's GORGEOUS!! Thank you for the chance to win this!!
Kimberly
sudsangel(at)comcast(dot)net

BlackCats said...

I'm decluttering and in the process rediscovering long unused stamps and products. Lots of ideas popping into my head that I need to work on. Congrats on 4 yrs of blogging. Great blog candy.

Gretchen Wilson said...

Congratulations on your anniversary. I am inspired to clear and detrash the basement this summer, giving extra craft supplies that I no longer use to the Boys and Girls Club. It helps the kids out and make me feel good that it's going to a good cause. The blog candy looks wonderful. Thanks for all your wonderful cards and ideas that you share with us.

Conniecrafter said...

Congrats on 4 years!! I would have to say seeing all the new products coming out inspires me to look at the stuff I have now and remember how excited I was to get it and use it and to get them out and play again :)

Earline said...

Congrat what has inspire me is getting out and seeing so many flowers and birds just move in my new place about four months ago plus a new job haven been able to do a lot because everything was in box finally getting it out and cannot wait to get my hands back on my passion I wish you many more bless years and glad to be able to be around to watch you grow.

Anonymous said...

I am inspired by my friends. I am fortunate enough to be in a group of 8 ladies who meet once a week for fellowship and crafting.
Thanks for offering up the blog candy!
dmc
d(dot)r(dot)mcewen(at) att(dot)net

Emily Keaton said...

I always love seeing what you are up to, Christine! Congratulations on FOUR years of blogging!

So, what's inspiring me this summer? I'd have to say it's beautiful creations--on blogs, in challenges, in magazines--and beautiful products!!

Thanks for the chance to win!
Emily
ejkeaton at comcast dot net

Lynne Phelps said...

Heartfelt congratulations and thanks so much for four years of inspiration! I have been with you almost from the beginning and have enjoyed every minute.

Beach, seashells, etc. are my current inspiration, due to the season!
lynne DOT phelps AT gmail DOT com

Linda Carson said...

Congrats on 4 years of blog success Christine! My inspiration comes from blog hopping.
leenda1 at cox dot net

Bobbi Miller said...

Christine, congratulations on your 4 years of blogging! I am always just mesmerized by your talent! What inspires me? Hmmm... so many things, but your posts do a great job! :-)

Elaine Wilson said...

Happy Anniversary! I never comment, but really enjoy your blog. You do amazing work! This summer, I am finding myself inspired by citrus colors.

Nancy said...

Congrats on your 4 fabulous years!

I'm being inspired by the summer sun, our Monsoon storms that are starting (clouds and rain) and the beautiful birds, butterflies and flowers that are here in the desert.

Thank you for the chance to win such awesome blog candy!

Wanda. said...

All of the new stuff on the market is inspiring me! The new colors and dies especially. Great blog candy and Happy Blogoversary!

Wanda
wanda@cybernetik.net

Anonymous said...

Happy 4th. I was inspired by the green grass, beautiful flowers, new life. Also by all the new exciting things the craft stores have for card making. Have a great day, enjoy life.

Mary L Schreiber

Cathy said...

Congrats to you on your 4 years! You have some amazing projects and creations on your blog. I get inspired with all the blog hopping and the eye candy. I hope to become a great creator as I see so many ladies in blogland. Thank you for a chance to win.

cdoty1@aol.com

Sherry Kushibab said...

Wow, four years of lovliness created by you, how awesome is that. Wish I could say something outdoorsy is inspiring me, but right now my inspiration has come from within and wanting to try some new types of cards with folds and pop outs...I might even get a few posted soon. That said I am inspired also by visiting blogs like yours and SCS. Hugs and best wishes for many more years of creating. Your coloring is always over the top beautiful.
Hugs.

Karen Robaidek said...

Congrats on 4 years! Love your blog. What inspires me this summer is what inspires me every day....my family! We have been blessed with 4 beautiful boys, and we are spending most of our summer at baseball diamonds:) Diamonds are a girls best friend...
Here's to another 4 great years!

Karen McAlpine said...

Congrats on four years! What's inspiring me this summer? I have been inspired by other bloggers who have branched out into photography. I have a new camera and have been working on improving my skills. I have added a few photos of my garden in with my card projects this summer. It is all fun!! Hope you are having a great day. PS: love the trampoline photos. LOL

Tracy said...

Christine,
Congrats on 4 years, and thanks for the chance for some great blog candy. My children are inspiring me this summer, that just found out they will be making a school switch and I expected them to unhappy, but instead they are very excited about their new adventure. Here's to 4 more years of you inspiring us!
email: tgentry9@nc.rr.com

NinerDi said...

Thank you, Christine. I look forward to your posts every day!! What's inspiring me this summer is the courageous, beautiful cancer patients that I make cards for every week. Their strength amazes me.

Elaine said...

Congratulations on the 4 year anniversary of your blog! I enjoy the cards and the inspiration you share.

Summer Inspiration for me is the beauty of nature. Watching the flowers open up, the colors and texture they provide - that is my Inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your work and the extra time it takes to photograph and post, time is previous and you've been generous in sharing it with us web browsers- thanksz,

Becky said...

Congratulations..And hope you continue to wow us with your fabulous work.
Oh my goodness, what gorgeous blog candy..

What is inspiring me this Summer??
I just moved and have my own little room to create, before I had a little corner of a room, and though it is not a big space it is my own space :)

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

I'm inspired this summer by Guest Design challenges. I am the Guest Designer for SFYTT this month and I'm so thrilled someone asked me, that now I am submitting to Guest Design Calls from blogs that I have and love their stamps, lol. And of course, stamps inspire me as well as other stampers. Thanks for the chance to win your blog candy. hollysilva911@hotmail.com