Monday, October 20, 2008



I started blogging on October 20, 2006, and not only that, I recently discovered that my blogging friend Marie at From Combat Boots to Rubber Stamps also started her blog on the exact same day!! So, in honor of our 2-year blogiversary, we are BOTH offering some fun crafty items as a way of saying "THANK YOU" to our loyal blog readers! How about this...

...and how about one of these cute boxes? (ready for you to peel the covers off the red tape and assemble)

...and, how about 18 Sugar Nellies and Magnolias to put IN your box? (stamped with black stazon)

BUT, We're NOT done YET! You could ALSO win this BOOT LOOT over at Marie's Blog!

OKAY... now here's what you have to do to win!!

  • Leave a comment telling me what your favorite post is on my blog (go ahead and look back through my archives if you would like). You can either link the post to your comment, OR if you don't know how to do that, make sure to tell me the title of the post and date it was posted so that it is easier for me to find. Please limit it to ONE answer, not several that you like. :)

  • Visit Marie's Blog and do the same on hers - you DON'T have to tell me which one of hers you picked - tell her!!!

  • Feel free to link this post on your blog so others will want to participate and get the chance at winning.

The first two things are what you HAVE to do to be considered to win.

We will each announce a winner at 5 PM (PST), 8 PM (EST) on Monday, 20th. The same person might just win on both blogs, so be sure to check back to see if it's YOU!



Nancy Park said...

Congratulations on your anniversary!! My favorite was the "Black and White and Red All Over" my granddaughters are very into Zebra this year.

Colleen said...

My favorite post of yours has to be the stationery set you posted a few months ago. I will be using something like that for teacher and grandmother presents this year.

Pam's Pride said...

Awsome blog and blog candy! My favorite post is the mini pizza box on October 10th! Gorgeous!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Oh what amazing candy! My favorite post of yours was the Sunday school teacher cards. What a fab idea. Now I'm off to Marie's blog!

Geneviève said...

Wow 2 years already, you're a very talented stamper i really love your creations. My fav post was
Her little tshirt is just awesome. My baby boy is going to turn one on october 20th same day of your blog's birthday and guess what, his birthday party is going to be cupcake themed!!.

Happy anniversary

Geneviève said...

Wow 2 years already, you're a very talented stamper i really love your creations. My fav post was
Her little tshirt is just awesome. My baby boy is going to turn one on october 20th same day of your blog's birthday and guess what, his birthday party is going to be cupcake themed!!.

Happy anniversary

TinaJewel said...

My favorite post is the one where you show the pretty lavender decorated ornament you made! Love it! This is a wonderful giveaway you have here! You make some gorgeous cards...I subscribed to you and am posting about your giveaway on my blog.

Rhonda Kelly said...

Congratulations on your BLOG-verary too!! I just saw the post from Maria. That is so cool. I love visiting your blog and I appreciate the change to win!!
My favorite post:

Rhonda Kelly said...

Congratulations on your BLOG-verary too!! I just saw the post from Maria. That is so cool. I love visiting your blog and I appreciate the change to win!!
My favorite post:

Doris said...

congrats on two years of bloggging! your candy is super sweet! my fave post on your blog is A Horse Named Eagle... posted on Friday, March 28, 2008. I love that card!

Sprytebyrd said...

Hi! Congrates on your blogaversary! I just found your blog via Maries, but I plan on visiting often! I love your card designs! My favorite post is
I love the Bellas, and I love GiddyupaBella, but I have a hard time coloring her.. so your card gives me inspiration! Thank you and congrats again!

Lori A. said...

Congratulations!! I'm glad to have found your blog through Marie. I've just spend a bunch of time perusing your blog and seeing all your wonderful creations! I found this one particularly awesome!!
I love the whole idea and the colors are right up my alley.

munroegirls said...

Congrats on 2 years! I really enjoy our blog! I really enjoyed the sept 29th post. "Part 2 of my huge project". I really think it is such a great idea to thank our Sunday school teachers, we don't do that often enough.
Erica Munroe

Deb Wood said...

Congrats on two years!! I love everything on your blog, so it is going to be so hadr to choose! What awesome candy, I'm soooo excited, not sure why because I never win anything, but as I said on the other blog I will have my fingers and toes crossed and be waiting with abated breath!!

I'm going to have to go with Saturday, August 02, 2008
Giddyup, but it was really hard to choose just one!!

I have added a lonk to my blog here:

Ooooh I sure hope I win, maybe I should have waited a while!! Please, please, please pick me!!

Denise said...

I love all the post using the Sarah Kay stamps, you do a great job, and love the coloring.

Mindi Zappe said...

Hi, I know Marie and I came to your blog to tell you that I really liked the Thank You Cards to your Sunday School teachers posted on September 27. I really like the ones with the trees. Very nice!!

Thanks, Mindi Zappe

Bunny Zoe's Crafts said...

Congratulations Kristine on your blogiversary! What fabulous candy! My favourite posting was Sunday 7th September when you made the gorgeous stationary set for the little 8 year old. You are just so thoughtful and she must have been so thrilled with her wonderful gift! Off now to post about your candy on my blog, Love and Hugs, Nikki x

Carol Doyle said...

My favorite is the masculine 2,4,6,8 Acetate Box from Saturday, August 30, 2008. It is so hard to come up with gifts for the guys, and that is very inspiring. The contents of the box can be endless once you have the idea....Thanks

Seleise said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary! I always enjoy visiting your blog but your horse card for your neighbor really stood out to me because my niece is crazy about horses.

I look forward to seeing more of your wonderful creations! Congrats again! - Seleise

Kathy said...

I can't pick a favorite so you don't have to count me in for the drawing. I justed wanted to tell you congrats!!!!!!!

ChristlMC said...

My Huge Project - Part 1, from September 27th is my favourite - so hard to find nice masculine card ideas!

Congrats on your Blog-Anni-Birthary! Thanks for the chance to win some goodies.


Tracy Durcan said...

Hi! I just found your blog from Marie's :) I love your work, so so pretty!! I picked your Oct. 8th entry A Sarah Kay Sketch Challenge. I love your coloring!!

Hilda said...

Congrats on two years!
My favortite post is the origami Christmas tree from last year:

Jane said...

I'd say one of my favorites is the little pizza box you post on October 10th. The little girl is so sweet. Your coloring is awesome. And the idea itself is unique. So that's my vote!


Jamee said...

The mini pizza box post on Friday, October 10, 2008 is so cute. I love the colors that you used.

Colleen K. said...

Congrats on your anniversary. It was so hard to pick out the post that I like the most, but since I have to I like what you posted on Sept. 9 "Part 2 My Huge Project." The cards you made are so elegant.

Diana said...

Congrats on your blogaversary!! isn't this exciting?

I just look through your blog and I love your work! my favorite:

This card is amazing, the stamp, the coloring the color combo, the sketch!!! is really lovely!!


Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Wow what fun, cool, amazing, gorgeous blog candy!!! It is soo incredibly difficult to pick a favorite as I just LOVE all your creations!! But definitely one of my very faves is that SPECtacular Zebra stationery set!!! AND any post that also showcases the adorable creations from your daughters!!! Okay, I'm off to check your friend's blog.....and Happy Blogaversary!!

Julie.G said...

HI Kristine....
Great blog favorite is I like alot of things that I see, I have added your blog to my favorites and will check it often...Thanks!

valerie said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary. I am new to your blog but after browsing I just so fell in love with those Sugar Nellies. They are so cute.
February 10,2008 V-Day Centerpieces Challenge was the blog entry I liked. I remember making those in elementary.Are you familiar with the slam books that were passed around?? Those were the innocent days.

Marian Berggren said...

Congratulations Kristine
One of my favorite posts was on Sunday, Aug. 17,2008 "Faith Is Healing"
I like the Lovely as a Tree Stamp and the background you put it on. (Sorry this was a sad occasion for you to make the card.)
Thanks for sharing your posts with us.

Lori said...

I loved the story about your girls playing restaurant. That was so heart warming. I love how they decorated the table with the vailance and used old napkin rings. And then provided the entertainment. The sweetness and innocence of your daughters provided a stark contrast to the worries of the economy and job losses. It put everything in pespective. And showed us what is really important. Jobs will come and go. We may lose what we think is important, meaning money or a home, but what is really is important is our children and families.

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

2 Years!!! Wow!! I just adore the Sugar Nellies, and don't have any yet, so I would be in heaven if I won these!! You have a wonderful blog... I've enjoyed spending some time browsing. My favorite posts are those of your beaded ornaments!! Holy Moly those are gorgeous!!

Hugs, Jami

Kelly - KL Stampin N Scrappin said...

Oooh, what terrific blog candy *rubbing hands together* :) HAPPY BLOG-AVERSARY to you!! Wow, Kristine, DO I HAVE to pick just ONE?! Okay, I guess one of my faves that was also the most inspirational for me was this one -- with the horse stationary set. I LOVE that horse, but you KNOW that. *wink*

Bunny B said...

Congrats on your Blogiversary!! Woohoo!! Awesome candy :) My fave post would be

I love that card - Super CUTE! said...

Hi Kristine,
My fav post was the What is black white and red all over, I thought that was so neat and a great gift!
I love your blog and always visit when there's updates. Thanks so much!

maiahs_momma said...

I just loved your comment about how your daughters like playing restaurant. My dd is just starting to play "tea Party" and "house", tee hee....I can't wait :)! That post was Tuesday Oct, 14.
Thank you so much for this chance at winning some great goodies :)!


Jen plus 5 said...

I am always looking for card ideas.. and I liked your card on this post...
Oct. 9,2008 - A {Spoonful of Sugar} Challenge
Thanks for the idea!

Belas Creating Place said...

Paper Pretties, "Fall For You" posted on September 18th.

That is my choice for the entry to the anniversary challenge. I really like this card for the design, paper texture and colouring of the image.

Great cards Kristine.

Thanks for swapping with me too.

Have a creative day,

ninasays said...

Hey Kristine!
Happy Blogaversary! My favourite post was the one about your stationary box:
It's adorable and I am going to make one for my Mom for Xmas, I'm so excited :) Thanks!!

Jennifer Bruce said...

Congrats on your anniversary!! My favorite is Paper Pretties - Falling For You post on September 18th. So very cute and I love the colors! Thanks for a great blog!

Annelies said...

Congratulations Kristine! Here's my favorite post . I especially like how you coloured the dress. I find it so difficult to colour such light colours, but you did a perfect job. Thanks for a chance to win! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Goral said...

Congrats! My favorite post is:
I love the butterfly and bling together!

Andrea said...

Congrats Kristine, my favorit post is: Cuppycake Pull Out Card.
The candy is great, thanks for the chance to win. I post it on my blog.
Hugs, Andrea

BlackShadow / AnTe said...

Oh, because it is difficult to decide what is most beautiful works. One is nicer than the other! Compliment!
In the work of the following link I was immediately in love.
That is so sweet and such a great idea!

Hugs BlackShadow

Sabine said...

Love your blog Kristine!!
and, I love the post about the hamster
totally cracks me up! My BFF had one when we were young and the little bugger woke me up many times when I had a sleepover there.

Diane said...

My favourite is the Emmie-n-Twinkie card because I even rec'd it in the mail,it is very special to me. Congrats on your anniversary you and Marie!!! That is so cool,thanks for the chance at the awesome candy!!!

Diane said...

Sorry Kristine,I forgot to write down the date of the post and it was July 08

Regina said...

Happy blogoversary to you!
What a great blog! I have really enjoyed seeing all the great cards here.
It's a pity that I must select.
It's not simple for me, you have so many adorable posts.
But this bikini card is dreamlike!
Thanks for the change to win!

ribenaruby said...

What a beautiful blog and congratulations on your 2nd blogaversary. I like the circle inchies card from 15-09-08. Pretty card and I like how you covered up the mistake. Brilliant. Thanks for a chance of winning the fantastic candy.

Sue D said...

I like the set Lovely as a Tree and I am always looking for masculine gift ideas so I picked your masculine acetate box. The copper paper really sets it off.

Stampin Cats said...

Congrats on the blogaversay. My favorite card is made with lovely as a tree. Classic all over set.

Don't you just love the sets by there she goes. I bought 2 sets and love them.

Gina Wrona said...

I actually have 3 favorites:

Paster Appreciation Month
September 24th

My Huge Project - Parts 1 & 2
September 27th & September 29th

Thanks for the chance to play!

Gina said...

I Loved your tutorial on making envelopes It was Feb.17 08 posting with athe most colorful card! You made it very easy and understandable for me...Love your other stuff too and your creativity.

Karin said...

Hi Kristine,

congratulations on your anniversary.
what a great candy you are offering.
My favorite post is the one dated on sept. 15th Circle Inchies.
Never seen this before and it's fabulous.
i made a link on the right side of my blog.

Have a great weekend,
xoxo karin

Gina said...

Congratulations on your 2nd anniversary you have some fantastic candy Kristine, well it has taken me quite a while to look through your archive and I am quite torn on which to say but I am going for
I just love how you can make something beautiful from some paper and card, love the zebra one too :)
Will link you on my blog now :)
Gina xxx

joybob said...

Love your blog. I especially liked being introduced to the mini pizza box that you posted on Oct.10th. I want to make some of them. Thanks for the blog candy.

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

WOW! I love your blog Kristine! Thanks for sharing all your lovely creations!!

It was hard to say just one but my favorite would have to be "A Sweet Christmas" on 9/16/08! That is the cutest stamp! I love it!!

Happy Blogiversary!

Hugs, Melissa

P.S. You definitely have a new follower!

AnneMarie said...

being a mom of 4 I love the mom song.. yep, she sings what I say almost verbatim... it's good to laugh at oneself! lol!!
Happy Blogaversary!!!


Donna (Mrs. C on GW) said...

My favorite is Pastor Appreciation Month

What an awesome idea to do for your blogaversary! Congrats on 2 years. You have wonderful eye candy.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your anniversary. I liked the House Mouse Christmas Card on 12 4/07. It's very cute.


Alicia said...

I love your creations. I think my favorite would have to be the froggie pop up, pull out card. I LOVE FROGS and what you did with this creation is wonderful!!
Thanks for all you share with us. :)

Liza said...

What gorgeous candy! I have had a good look through your blog and although it is very difficult to pick just one thing, my favourite has to be the Stationery Gift Set that you posted on September 7th 2008.

Liza x

gina g said...

Congrats on your blogiversary have only just started mine, what a hard decision to make but i loved the sunday school teachers cards and the stationary. i will be back to check out your blog again. gina xx

mueppi said...

congratulations on your anniversary.
what a great candy you are offering.
Thanks for the chance to win!
Hugs Gisela

Susie said...

Hello, Congrats on the Blogaversary
my favourate post is the mini pizza box one, think thay are sooo cute and great.
i am linking your candy to my blog, Wel done
Susie x

Fabi said...

Hello :)!

My favourite post is:
Monday, December 24, 2007
Christmas RAK's
I really love the cards <3.

What a wonderful candy :)!


PS. I am working on a blog, but have no one at the moment...:(

Heike said...

Congrats Kristine, my favorit post is: The wonderful Mini Pizza Box.

Wonderful Blogcandy.....Thanks for the chance to win.
I post it on my blog.


Lablady2007 said...

Oh ty for the wonderful chance to upgrade my supplies..oh pls let me do a happy dance..:-))
My fav and used often has to be:
Posted Fri.12/01/06
Picture Tutorial for 3x3 envies

ps...on my way over to Marie's Blog
you girls rock

Connie Jean said...

Wowsers! Congrats on your blogoversary... and thank you for giving us the chance to win a wonderful loot of goodies :)

You know, I sat here and perused your blog for over an hour and realized a few things...
1. your work is stinkin' fantastic.
2. there are too many choices for favorites!
and most importantly,
3. I realized that almost everyone of the last thirty posts you have are in my "starred" pages on my google reader b/c I love your coloring & style.

Sooo... I had to dig deep. And I found this one card that I just fell in love with...
April 14th, 2008. Beautiful beautiful card. And I also love the title of that post "whispered prayers" I may have to use that phrase in something one day.

Again, thank you so much for the opportunity! Now I'm off to check out Marie's bloggy as well :)

God bless!
Connie Jean

Brenda H. said...

Congrats on your Blog-Aversary...keep up the great work!! I don't know how you girls do it!!
My favorite post is your Mini Pizza Box posted on October 10th, 2008. (and my fave on Marie's blog was also posted on Oct.10th...Hmmm, how weird is that??)
Thanks for this chance to win sweet candy...'keeping my fingers crossed!
~Brenda H.

Teena in Toronto said...

Happy blogoversary!

Steph said...

Hi! I just wanted to pop by and say hello and say thanks for visiting my blog the other day. I really love the look of your blog and can't wait to have a proper in-depth look around!! x

bluemoon said...

Happy Blogaversary Kristine! My favourite was your 'Big project - Part 1" September 27th posting. The cards featured Lovely As a Tree, it inspired me so much I tried my own version, but I like yours better! Great blog & projects. Congrats! :) Happy Day bluemoonbyniteatyahoodotcom

Brenda said...

Wow all of your posts are fabulous, so it is really difficult to pick one. I think the one I like the most lately is the one from 10/9 A spoonful of sugar challenge. Thank you for the chance to win.