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Saturday, January 5, 2008

...20K Hits Blog Candy

***I will leave this post at the top of my blog until the random drawing on January 7th, so all new posts will be below this one.***
HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE! I can't believe that my hit counter has almost reached 20, 000! As a small token of my appreciation to all of my faithful readers...and my new readers...I am offering some blog candy! Here's what you could win:

  • (1) BasicGrey Recess 6X6 Paper Pad
  • (24) Pieces of Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper from the Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie collection
  • (1) yard of each of the following Stampin' Up! 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon : Tangerine, Cream, Chocolate, and Celery
  • (1) 0.5 oz bottle of Stickles in Orange Peel

Here are the rules....leave a comment (one comment per person) at this post telling me what you would like to see on my blog in the New Year. If you leave an anonymous message please be sure to include your name and email address at the end of your post. I will randomly select a winner on Monday, January 7th.

Thanks again for making my blogging experience a very happy one! GOOD LUCK! Hugs ~ Mercy

79 comments:

Maria said...

I love your blog! You are either the first or second blog I check everyday! You have such great ideas (that I use often). For next year, I would love to see some samples using chipboard. It seems I get stuck when I try to use it.

Keep the great ideas coming.

Happy New Year!
Maria

Margaret said...

Happy New Year.

I need help with bright colors. My own personal taste is use subdued, muted earthtones. But my adult kids, especially son and daughter-in-law, love brights.

Keep up the great work.

Margaret

Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said...

I LOVE your blog....I check EVERY day...at LEAST once...sometimes more, beeeecause I dont want to miss a THING!....What I would like to see from you is....hmmmmmmm...OKOKOK...I know....do your own CHALLENGES...Mercy, you are so very talented, and inspire me, along with LOTS of others out in bloggerland with your MOST YUMMY recipes ( Honestly, your descriptions are amazing!)I cannot wait to see what the NEW YEAR brings us!!...Craetive blessings, Debbie

Denise... said...

I love the suggestions that people already put...chipboard, bright colors...excellent ideas and they fit right in with what I need help with too!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lots of projects! :o) I just love looking at cards/pages using any stamps... TFS! Happy New Year!

Jan Scholl said...

I want to see off the wall uses for items. Too many blogs are using the same stamps over and over and I am not seeing anything out there. Want to just stop and have my jaw drop from a new idea.

Allison said...

Wow...great candy! I love how you are so color-coordinated! I think I would like to see more unique folds and techniques (vis-a-vis paper use [e.g. iris folds]). I agree with Jan...I am no supahstar so I like to see people with real talent break all boundaries!

Melissas said...

Love your work! I would like to see more gift-y projects, like notecard sets, etc. Your recipes are great - thanks for sharing. Happy New Year :)

JenMarie said...

LOVE your blog and your creations!!!
I'd love to see......ANYTHING, really, I love it all!
What a great giveaway!!

Sheri said...

Love the new haircut, btw! I have donated to Locks of Love before also. It's a great thing!

I would love to see some of your cards that you make "just because" - not for a challenge of any kind. :)

CAKVD said...

FABULOUS prize you are offering!!! I am a technique junkie, so I must say that I would love to see more techniques and tutorials on techniques. I love new things....especially new techniques that involve supplies that I already have!! Keep up the great work!
Cheryl KVD

Linda said...

I love to see new techniques.
Linda Peterson
craftylin1968@aol.com

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Did you say blog candy? Cool! I'm looking for new ideas for Valentine's, altered items. I mostly just love to see what everyone is doing.

Anonymous said...

I love your blog; however, I would love you to change the color of the print. It is very hard for me to read......

Thanks and keep up the great work

Amy Sheffer said...

More of the same ... just keep it comin', girl! Your stuff rocks! I will love *anything* you post.

Amy

Cathy said...

Congrats on your hits! Wow you blog is awesome. Love your creative style and inspiration!!! I would love to see altered items and chipboard things. Thanks so much for a chance at your sweet candy. Happy New Year!
cmeyers@hughes.net

L-INKed to paper said...

Hi Mercy and a very Happy new year to you, may you continue to be blessed with creative ideas through out the year ahead. I love your blog and have been visiting you for quite sometime now, I always appreciate all that you share with us and have been inspired by all your wonderful works of art. Thank you for your generosity, from Charmaine Black xx PS my e-mail is: charmaineblck@yahoo.com.au

Brenda said...

Congrats on all the hits!! My suggestion is to just keep on doing what's obviously working...your blog rocks! I visit to check out great pics of stunning cards...keep up the great work! Thanks for sharing your creativity and inspiring me!
Wow, what sweet candy..thanks for this chance to win!!
~Brenda H.

Elaine said...

I like seeing a variety of things, and when a project is posted, to then have follow up projects the days following. Maybe the same colors, the same themes, or all related to a party giving ensemble, or something like that.

Kelly's Artistic Journaling said...

When I look at blogs I love seeing new ideas, more complicated cards, tutorials... anything inspirational. It's all good.
Thanks for sharing! Great blog!
ksun_1999@yahoo.com
Kelly

Robyn said...

I love seeing everything, especially the stuff you do for challenges.

Betsye Erazo said...

I would like to see the same stamp set used a lot of different ways. I want to see how versatile you can make it.

Anonymous said...

I love the color music and you
Joy(yor injured back buddy)

Anonymous said...

I love to see new techniques & tutorials which I collect from all the bloggers. I also like sketches and different ways to use all our stamping stuff. It helps to make me a better stamper. Oh and I like little gift ideas to send to my college kids.
Thanks for all your inspiration.
Bookmark67@aol.com

Alison Molumby said...

A tough question, there's so many great things here already! I love seeing samples samples samples, so I guess that's my suggestion! Thanks for the inspiration and the candy op!

kesh said...

i love it all!!!! n i love u too!!! Your so creative n im glad u can share it with all these wonderful ladies!!!! xoxoxoxo

tyrymom29 said...

Im new to your blog but so far I dont see anything you should add ......IM off to check it out more It looks great !!!!!!!!!Love your cards !!!!!

Corie said...

Happy New Year!! Big hugs and smiles!

Sunnymommie said...

I love to see new techniques & tutorials.

you have lot cute cards!!! :)

Katey

sunnymommie@yahoo.com

Cindy Vernon said...

I love seeing card examples and/or techniques using supplies and items I already have on hand. I already have tons of stuff so it's hard for me to justify buying more supplies to try something new!

Pat S. said...

Hi Mercy!
Congratulations on all those hits...WOW!!!
And thank you for offering a sweet give-away!

I really like your blog just the way it is. I follow the SCS challenges, and I enjoy see what you do with them. I especially like the "In the spotlight" card that you posted recently for sketch challenge. Using the crystal stickles on the petals was a geat idea :)

Anonymous said...

Love your cards! Would like to see more altered items for ideas. Keep up the wonderful work! Happy New Year!

Jenni Schmitt
jennischmitt@juno.com

Marsha said...

Just keep doing what you are doing - love what you show us. I always need to see ways to give my cards more depth - 3D.

karen m. said...

Congratulations-your blog is so inspiring. and a joy to listen to as well. keep up to good work am loving all that you do
kmills2@ec.rr.com

Trish D said...

Ooh, what fun goodies!! I really enjoy seeing your samples - often because you use colors that I wouldn't necessarily have chosen but the results are beautiful! And I love that you do mostly cards (as much as I love looking all the boxes, bags, etc. I know I won't actually make them myself!!)

Kathy W said...

I'm new to your blog and just added it to my favorites. Wow, I really appreciate the details you put into your posts explaining your cards. As a fairly new stamper, it is so helpful to see various techniques explained step by step. Love your color combos too. Just keep doing what you're doing; I'm pouring over your archives! So many great ideas and crafting here. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

Emma said...

I come by your blog to get some SU inspiration as well as to listen to your GORGEOUS choice of music. Your Blog inspires me creatively as well as spiritually!
Have you ever tried to faith scrap, I'd love to see your take on that!
Thank you and God Bless
Emma xx

Tanja said...

Your blog is great! Congrats on the well deserved 20K hits! I would love to know what some of your favorite products are to use! Thanks for sharing your projects!
Tanja Fussell
huxspal@yahoo.com

Pegg S said...

Congrats on 20K hits!! Happy New Year as well! I love seeing your fabulous SU cards! Maybe more altered projects -- like the nugget boxes, things like that!

debbiedee said...

I love your choice of music!
Hi, I am new to your blog. I am always looking for altered ideas or anything gift related.

Bluemoon said...

I'd love to see more ideas for a set of cards, using one stamp, to show versatility in card making various ways with one inspiration. But would also like to see this done using different types of stamps. I often colour in images, and love to vary my colouring, but then get stuck on designing different types of cards to add something unique, or feel I've bought the wrong type of stamp for me. Thank you very much for asking, Congrats! Happy New Year.

Tammy said...

Your blog is amazing all around! So there is no reason to improve on it. It's just perfect. Maybe a bit more on different techniques showing step by step on how you make your fabulous cards...or some more watercolor. (favorite of mine) ;o)
Happy New Year!
Tammy
parrotscribe@yahoo.com

Cheryl said...

Oh my!!! I love to see everything. I love altered projects, boxes, bags, cards, tutorials. I devour what ever you write. Just keep writing. Congrats on the hits. BTW, love your hair.
Cheryl Sims

mochamama said...

I love your site, so glad I found you. Love your choice of music. Enjoy seeing lots of card ideas. (My own creativity seems to go on vacation a lot)

ember1227 said...

Mercy,
You always inspire me. In the New Year, I would like to see more "crafy projects" that I can give to my friends as gifts.
Happy New Year.
Kim Millsaps

Lilian said...

this is my first time visiting, but i love your cards! i have added you to my subscription list. :)

i'd love to see more of the same great talent that you showed in 2007!

Heather F said...

Congrats on turning 200,000! I find myself to be really inspired when other bloggers post projects or sets of cards, so I guess that's what I'd like to see. Thanks for sharing all of your ideas.

Anonymous said...

Mercy,
Hey girl its La Shonne. It's alway enjoyable to go on your website and see your creations. You are my inspiration....

Linda SS said...

Happy New Year, Merci! I enjoy your blog because of the exceptional cards you create. I LOVE your pretty, uncluttered style. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Tangerine Dream said...

I love your papercrafts and when you use 'different' stuff. Your cards are far from ordinary, and I guess I'd like to see more "non-cards" and more "beyond ordinary"! THanks for the blog candy giveaway...I love these colors, I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Happy New Year!!

Melissa Caufield said...

Congrats on your blog! I love your art and I LOVE your music. We have the same taste, so many times I will minimize your webpage so I can listen to your page while I am online. LOL. I would like to see photos of your stamping space this year in your blog. I am wanting ideas for mine. Thanks for the offer of goodies! God bless you...

stampin4success@insightbb.com

Laurie said...

Keep doing what you are doing! I wouldn't change a thing! Love your cards -- they are an inspiration!

Julesiana said...

I just love seeing your cards!!
Keep'em coming!!!

Congrats on 20K!
~Juliana

Andrea, said...

I'd just like to see more of your fab work.
Andrea x

olse0231 said...

What I would love to see on your blog this year is more of your great work! Love the blog!

Maryann said...

Your blog is one of my favorites. I try to check it every day. I would like to know more about what products are your favorites. For example, what glues, what cutters, etc. Thanks for the chance to win!

stampinsilvia said...

WOW, I just stumbled upon your blog! Great job! Thanks for the chance to win some candy!!! I would love to see some home decor items! Congrats on 20K!!!

Silvia
mabieme1999@yahoo.com

Theresa said...

I just recently came across your blog, but i truly enjoy everything I have seen so far. Keep up the good work and congrats on 20k!!!

Soozie4Him said...

I would like to see samples with your NEW SU stamps (when you get them). The sets that are new as of this month!! I can't wait to get my stamps!

Susan
moot96@aol.com

barb hendrickson said...

What a generous blog candy, Mercy! Thanks for a great blog. :)

barb hendrickson
b-a-r-b@sbcglobal.net

kearneykrafter said...

Hello, new to your blog. Came across your beautiful card you made for SC157 on SCS. You did a georgous card for a berevement card! Thank you for the chance at your fab pack of blog candy!! Happy New Year!

AnnL said...

WOW!!! The kind of candy we all can have on our New Year's resolution diet! Hee hee I love your blog. Keep up the great work. I don't have any suggestions. Like the others, I am just impressed with your creativity! Happy 2008! ;)
annstamps@wowway.com

Vicki (SCS basement stamper) said...

Great blog candy!! THANKS!! I think you're creations are great, so I would really like to see some altered art projects!! Congrats on the hits!! :)

Jennipurr said...

I would like to see more uses for chipboard and hardware--and I do really love the gift ideas, especially those that are for the general population. Any ideas about selling stamped products would be awesome, too. Thanks!

Bonnie (The Lucky Clucker) said...

20,000 hits! WOW! Congratulations and no wonder, you have a marvellous blog!! I love seeing your cards.....you are such an inspiration to me, for your colors and ideas....Thank you!!

Sandra Smart said...

20,000 hits! Wow,,that is awesome, congratulations! But it does not surprise me, because your work is beautiful.

janet allen said...

That's a lot of hits - great job! I love your cards and choices of colors and papers. I'm anxious to see more of your cards in 2008 because your work is such an inspiration.

Speedystamper said...

I enjoy your blog, too. And, I appreciate the encouraging comments you leave for other people at SCS. I would be happy to see more of the same. I think you do a great job just as it is!

Rosella said...

Happy New Year to you too! You have a great blog. As to what I would like to see, it's hard to say. You have great posts, including such detailed description of how you made your cards. Couldn't ask for better posts. But, how about some altered items.
Thank you for sharing your talent.

Vicki (Flutterbees13 at SCS) said...

Your blog is awesome! I love how well you describe your projects too, make it very easy to follow. Keep up the great work, and in 2008 perhaps we can see more of the same :) Can't improve on perfection.

Anonymous said...

You have a great blog already, so not much to change!! I need help with men cards so maybe a few more of them?! Thanks, Denise
PS not sure if I'll qualify as I'm in the UK but I really hope so!!
denisemorgans@aol.com
Denise Morgans
South Wales, UK

Nancy Jo said...

I don't see that you need to change anything on your blog. Just keep posting! I only found your blog today (you posted a comment on a gallery card) for the first time, and had to click because of the title! Love the title, love the blog! Keep up the great work and congrats on 21119 hits (as of now!)

Heather Leech said...

Hi!
I read your blog regularly with Google reader and love it! I can't think of anything in particular that I'd like to see that you haven't already been doing! I know that's a cop-out..hehehe. Congrats on the hits, and all the best in 2008!!
Heather L.

Sharon in NE said...

Oh Mercy, I am so grateful for you. You've inspired me and obviously so many others. (And I see that I'm not alone in loving the music on your site.) The only thing I can think of is showing a few more quick or simple cards. That's the best I can do because I just LOVE your blog just as it is and had to think a LONG time for that idea. Keep up the great work.

wanda box said...

I love stoping in on your blog and seeing all your creations. I would like to see workshop "wow" ideas. What do your customer's like to see. Congrads on the number of hits to your blog
wanda
www.ucanstampit.blogspot.com

shannonls said...

I would like to see new techniques!Thanks for the chance to win some neat blog candy
Shannon

Linsey R said...

I think your blog and your gallery at SCS are awesome! I love challenges of all kinds, so some interesting ideas to challenge us would be great! I think contests are also fun! Your inspiration is the best of all, thanks for sharing it! ~hugs~

Dawn Mercedes said...

What pretty paper and stickles!

I'd love to see some interesting 3-D projects...

and that blog candy in my mail box!!! :)

mudmaven said...

Keep all the great ideas and inspiration coming! Love your blog.
Thanks, ~chris