Sunday, February 17, 2013

Half a Mill!

Sometime Saturday on this little blog of mine -  I passed the half a million blog hits milestone!  That is really amazing to me :)  Thank you for coming by each week and seeing what I've been up to creatively.  You are such a blessing to me :)

So, to celebrate I have a card to show you and a little give away too....keep reading.


A little something for Easter :).  I thought this would make a lovely Eastery card, or you could even make it into a table place card for Easter Dinner.  I think that would be really pretty don't you?  I love the new set from Flourishes - Easter Wishes stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black on Flourishes Classic White.  This beautiful egg is so pretty.  The kids and I love to colour up Easter eggs every Easter, so just like the Easter dye, I gave it some vibrant colour with my copics.  I also cut out the shape with the Silhouette Cut file to match from the store.  

I created the easel fold with this pretty Spellbinder's die, some fun Echo Park paper, and this pretty Tiger Lily Cardstock from our Color Made Easy Line.  Then for accent I added a couple of Color Made Easy seambinding bows and flouncy ribbon.  




Just a little shot of the inside of the easel fold with some rhinestone accents.   



NOW for the giveaway!  Just to say thank you for coming by and celebrating with me all of these half a million times :) 

I'm giving away two gorgeous Flourishes sets!  





Here's the rules:  
  • 1 entry per person
  • You need to leave your email address (this helps me contact you if you win).  
  • Tell me ...anything you like!  :)

I'll be drawing a winner Saturday February 23rd.  

46 comments:

Marisa said...

Wow!! You go girl!! Congrats ont he hits :) Love the easel card - the sahpe, the image, everything about it. Sooo happy hubby is home and recovering - God is good!

Anonymous said...

Christine, Congratulations on your half million blog hits. Your cards are always so beautiful, it doesn't surprise me that people want to peek! I have never made an easel card, but I am going to try. Your shape, your coloring, and your image are all awesome. Thanks for sharing this with us. Thanks for offering two gorgeous Flourishes sets. I'll keep my fingers crossed. LOL.

Joan
MN
gjgarlough@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

This is a very vibrant card!


kimothy2002@msn.com

Diane said...

Beautiful card...love the colors you have chosen...and I think this release from Flourishes was one of my favorites!! Congrats on the half a mil...wow..you go girl!!!
dianegreghov@att.net

KarinsArtScrap said...

Hello Christine Congratulations with your half mile blog hit.

Your card is very beautiful As always.
Your coloring on flowers is stunning and the cards are always very beautiful decorated.
It's a pleasure to visit your blog.

greetings karin

bridget22868 said...

OH my goodness! This card is absolutely spectacular! I love the design and the coloring is perfect! I only wish I had half your talent with card making. Soooo pretty. Thanks for sharing this. GREAT JOB! Thanks for the chance to win these awesome products.
bridget22868@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your hits, but that doesn't surprise me at all. Love the blings for the easel card. You can never have enough word stamps. Have a great day. Hugs n' Stuff, Lynne email addy is: lhurlburt@cogeco.ca

Marthamh2 said...

This card is stunning. I love the colors you used. Congratulations on your half a million hits. Thanks for the chance to win.

Caroline Man said...

Congratulations on the historic hits! I always loved visiting your site for fresh card-making inspirations and ideas. Love the easel card for Easter. Stay blessed and keep up the great work. Hugs and smiles, Caroline Man
cmjc_82@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I so enjoy your blog, from cards to family. Congrats. Jane
talbott1805@yahoo.com

TLady said...

CONGRATULATIONS CHRISTINE!!!!!!!!!!!! :) WHAT A MILESTONE!!!!!!!!! :) AND your card is STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!! Lacey with that die & SOOOOO EASTERY!!!!!!!! I LOVE Easel cards! :) JUST GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!! :) NOW, to "TELL you SOMETHING!" :) Since you work with Kids at church, & I'm SURE you have to TEACH them, Have you heard about The New Inductive Study Bible, by Precept Ministries International? It's a SUPER STUDY Bible I discovered recently! (I just got mine for Valentines!) You can find them on Amazon, or Christian Book Distributors (CBD). I KNOW you & your husband would LOVE it if you like to do Bible Study!:)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on hitting the big 500,000! I love coming to your blog and seeing the wonderful creations that you make. Cards are a little hug from one person to another. Thanks for the chance to celebrate with you
Beth
( scrapping.beth2025@gmail.com)

Marianne Barkman said...

Wow, Christine! Congratulations...doing a happy dance in your honor! The card is absolutely stunning! And the stamps? awesome. i need them for all occasions! Thanks for the great giveaway

Anonymous said...

Good Morning:
Isn't it amazing! Twenty years ago we would not have been able to accomplish this!
Thank you so much for your generosity in sharing your creations it gives inspiration to all of us. What is so remarkable is that you do not have a dedicated stamping room like so many of us and have to transport your supplies. I would give up after the 10th trip.
Now on to another million hits!
Marcie S

Tracy said...

Congratulations on the blog hits, well deserved as you always have beautiful projects to share, this card is not exception- it is gorgeous. Thanks for chance to win as well. Also hope family is doing well as I read in earlier post about your husband. Take care and keep creating beautiful projects to inspire us!

Anonymous said...

contratulations on reaching such a milestone Christine

Your cards are always beautiful and very inspiring.

madeleine.barnett097@sympatico.ca

Betty said...

congrats! Love your blog and creations and would love that blog candy!

Conniecrafter said...

so pretty, love that you colored the egg as if it has allready been colored for Easter, neat idea for place settings too :)
Congrats on your hits, what a great giveaway!
conniecrafter at charter . net

JoanneO said...

Congrats! You must be so happy! It is quite an accomplishment. I enjoy reading your blog and appreciate that you are a Christian and it shows in your blog. You are so talented and I love the way you share your projects and yourself and family with us.
cjobrien@newnorth.net

Anonymous said...

Congrats on all the blog visits. I visit your blog every day, as I just love your cards and family stories. Your coloring skills are just amazing. Thank you for all the inspiration. So happy your husband is on the mend.

Debbie S

Wanda Cullen said...

What an impressive milestone for your blog...congrats! Not a surprise since your creativity is always inspiring plus your photography skills rock!
cullenwr@yahoo.com

ColleenF said...

I just found your blog and I'm loving your projects and those stamp sets! Thanks for the chance to win!
cfelling@msn.com

Sue D said...

Gorgeous card. I like the colors and the rhinestones--pretty ribbon too.
Congrats on your blog hits.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Sherry said...

congrats on the hits!!! I really like looking at the cards you make! they are gorgeous! thanks for a chance to win some awesome stamps!!

lomaster2010@hotmail.com

Bobbi Miller said...

Christine, I just have to say (and it's not only because of your give away), how much I enjoy your blog and your gorgeous creations! And of course, sharing your beautiful photos with us. YOU are in inspiration and Blessing to me and I am so happy I 'found" you. This Easter card is, as always, just beautiful. You are an amazing woman, and a great "online" friend. Hugs!
Bobbi - yurcute2@gmail.com

Sabrina said...

Congratulations on your blog hits and here is to a million more!!
Your card is beautiful and a great idea as well for a place setting at the table!

Gretchen Wilson said...

Well congratulations, if you didn't do such wonderful work, we probably wouldn't come, but each project that you do, whether is creating your beautiful cards or sharing the wonder family that you have. We love all the creativity that you share with us. Thanks Christine.
Hugs and God Bless.

Anonymous said...

This Easter card is absolutely gorgeous. Congrats on the half million blog hits. mlvschreiber@starpoint.net

Patti J said...

Your card is so lovely, Christina! I've been stalking you since last summer when I was a Flourishes GD, and recently subscribed to your blog. You are an inspiration, and it seems that even with many of your own issues, you are always thinking of others. Thanks for sharing :)

Patti J said...

Oops! My email is: mamagilliam@gmail.com

Cheryl W said...

That is an amazing number of hits. Of course, you create amazing cards,so it's no wonder so many paper crafters seek you out. Thanks for sharing your creativity! cherylwinget at aol dot com.

Emily Keaton said...

Congratulations on the 1/2 mil milestone, Christine! LOVE this beautiful Easter card--that new set is terrific. Thanks for your sweet giveaway. I have and love the Bloomin Aussie Florals set, but don't have Sentimental Favorites and think it looks terrific!!!
ejkeaton {at} comcast {dot} net

Moosisk said...

What a gorgeous card! Congrats on reaching half a million. Janet moosisk@hotmail.com

Heather Jensen said...

Obviously I don't need the giveaway, but this card is absolutely stunning! I love the shaped base and the colors look amazing. :)

Congrats!

NinerDi said...

Congratulations, Christine! I'm not surprised that you have so many visitors to your blog. I pop in often to see the wonderful things you've created and get inspired. Thank you!! diannest.regis@yahoo.com

Karen McAlpine said...

Wow!! Congrats!! Love that card too.

scrappingnana said...

Wow, what a great milestone. Congrats on reaching 500,000 visits. Thanks for all the inspiration you share on your blog. Love your card and the dies you used.

Dianne Booth said...

What a beautiful card, it makes me want to stamp!

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card, love the easel cards. Love visiting your blog and I can see why you have so many visitors. Your cards are always gorgeous.
Thanks for the chance to win one of those Flourishes stamps sets. Both of them are wonderful.
CDoty1@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on reaching half a million and best wishes for the another half million!! Your work is always inspiring. Thank you for this opportunity to win these sets.
Deb D
craftyteacher13@msn.com

VioletU said...

That's an awesome milestone! Congrats! I love Flourishes stamps and your creative use of them!

VioletU said...

Sorry, forgot my emai address - fuhl57@hotmail.com

Patty Sue 2 said...

I stumbled (really it was) across your blog. I became a follower by e-mail and have been hooked. I love the variety of styles you show me and I am always eager to see your beautiful coloring. Congratulations on so many hits...but I am not surprised....I am sure it will soon be a million! Thank you for the chance to win!
stevespatty@hotmail.com

Lynne said...

A great milestone well earned by all the beautiful inspiration you share with your loyal fans. I love Flourishes. Their stamps are terrific, stamp beautifully, and have great style.

Lynne said...

Oops, forgot to leave my email.
ldicrafts@gmail.com

Lynne Ingram

Regina Hamilton said...

Congratulations on your 1M hits milestone. I've been a follower for awhile, and I've really enjoyed seeing your work.

rmhamilton0914@yahoo.com