Tuesday, March 31, 2009

BLOG CANDY for Celebrating 5,000 hits!!

This is very exciting for me and I hope it will prove to be exciting for you too! I can't tell you how happy I am that my blog has been visited 5,000 times (and climbing) by people who share in my passion to papercraft!
So far this has been a very rewarding experience for me and I can't thank you all enough for visiting my blog, encouraging me by visiting and even sometimes leaving me some love in the comments section! I get some praise (upon request) from my family, but it always feels good when another card maker or scrapbooker finds something they like in my work! Call me vain, but I like the pats on the back! :-)

So to celebrate this occasion, I have a little package put together to give to


Here is the BLOG CANDY that I will be giving away this Sunday, April 5th, 2009.

Included in this package is:
  • MM Chloe's Closet Paper Pack (18 sheets double-sided)

  • MM Chloe's Closet Blossoms and Buttons (136 pieces)

  • MM Chloe's Closet Trims (set of 6, 1 yd ea.)

  • Chloe's Closet Stick Pins (30 pins)

  • 2 Cuttlebug A2 Embossing Folders (Number Collage and Script)

  • 2 Cuttlebug Dies (Funky Squares and Funky Circles)

  • 2 Colorbok Chipboard Shaped Albums (Butterfly and Flower)

  • American Crafts B&W Ribbon Pack (24 feet total)

  • Hero Arts Art Flowers (Pastel Collage, 24 pieces)

  • Studio 18 Dimensional Stickers (12)

  • Jolee's Jewels Swarovski Elements (30 pieces)

Not pictured but also included in the BLOG CANDY is

  • One FREE Bucket of Cutting Files from the Wishblading Well (For my friends with electronic die cutting machines. (Click here to see available buckets)

Now that I have your attention...

do you want to know how you can win this BLOG CANDY?

It is simple and you can have up to three chances to win!!


Simply leave a comment on this posting of my blog and tell me one thing that is on your bucket list. A bucket list is something that you want to do before you "kick the bucket." You can see my Bucket List posted down the right side panel of my blog!


Post an entry on your blog that talks about and links to the BLOG CANDY that I am giving away. It is a way that you can spread the news to others and a way that people can learn about my blog. (Remember, one of the things on my Bucket List is to be chosen to be on a DT for a stamp company! Wink!)

Be sure to add a comment (can be included in the bucket list one from above or it can be a seperate one) that includes a direct link to the blog posting that talks about my BLOG CANDY (not just your main blog address.)

Copy and paste this link to give to your blog readers...


If you don't have a blog than list the link above on an online community forum that you belong to (be sure not to break any rules) and leave a link to the posting in your comment to me.


Become a Follower of my blog. Simply click on the gadget to the right and sign yourself up as a follower. Hopefully you like what you see enough that you will want to come back and see new creations, but at the least this way you will find out also when future BLOG CANDY and FREE Cutting File GIVEAWAYS are posted!

I will be leaving this posting at the top of my Blog until Sunday when I draw randomly for the lucky winner of the BLOG CANDY.

Scroll down to see new posts and more paper craft creations!

(Edited to add that I couldn't figure out how to keep this post at the top so I will be providing a link to this blog candy on each new post until the contest ends!)

Have a great day and may your bucket always overflow with Good Fortune!


Jenn said...

Congrats on your 5,000 hits! :) WOO HOO

I want to travel to Europe before I kick the bucket!

Jenn said...

I'm also already a follower :) (signed up during the unity HOP!)

Anonymous said...

What a great blog candy!

Chris S. said...

Whoa! What great blog candy. I am a follower but never officially signed up so now I will! I found Sheet Load of Cards through your blog and have been coming back every since. OK - on my bucket list...enjoying every moment with my family and especially my grandchildren!

marla gillespie said...

Kelly- Congrats on 5000 hits! I love your blog and I'm always inspired- and jealous! I added a link to my blog http://marlacraftystuff.blogspot.com/2009/03/chec-out-this-cool-blog-and-get-chance.html and I'm already a follower. your work is great and I appreciate you taking the time to share! :) Marla

my bucket list- to go back to visit Berlin some day. We lived there 1992-1994 when we were newly married (and broke) and hubby was in the Army. I'd love to be able to go back someday and to take our 5 year old twin boys with us.


Anonymous said...

Way to go, Kelly! 5,000 hits is quite an accomplishment!
On my bucket list is to visit the Boundary Waters area. I love being in nature and this spot has intrigued me for years.

Tricia said...

way to go Kelly!! My bucket list includes visiting Ireland and writing and completing a novel. Here is my post for you blog candy contest.

Cookie Aguilar said...

Hi Kelly!! saw your blog link at Anne Marie's blog!!! and love your creations here!!! Congrats on your 5000 hits!!! Im sure a lot of us will be visitng your blog everyday for card and stamping inspiration. it will not be long till you reach 10000 hits!!! Im also a followers of you blog now hihih!! thasnk so much for sharing your work with all of us! Cheers!!!

Deborah said...

What beautiful blog candy ,I love your blog,please put enter me in your drawing,thank you,Hugs,Deb

Stephanie Smith said...

This sounds corny, but I want to go to Disney World before I kick the bucket. Thanks for a chance to win.

sandyh50 said...

Congrats on your 5000 hits! My bucket list is going on a cruise before I kick the bucket!

sandyh50 said...

Here is my second chance to win. I posted on my Fiskateer message board advertising your blog candy. Here is the direct link to my post:


pattyb said...

Congrats on 5000! I would love to go to Italy and visit all the places I studied in college. Hopefully I do it while I am young.

Here is the link to where I posted your giveaway and I became a follower.


rpcrafter said...

Wow! Awesome Candy!

I want to go to Europe, in particular Germany, before I kick the bucket.


BishopsMommie said...

I want to see my grandchildren..okay I know my kids are only 1 and 3 but I just hope I make it since I waited late to have them. I will be adding you to my blog and becoming a follower.

patty w said...

wow..such generous blog candy! Congrats on the hits!

Something I'd like to do is visit some of Europe...different cities and cultures !

Ok..off to sign up to follow!

thanks! (you hav a very nice blog!)

patty w said...

Ok.. I just signed up to follow you ! LOL Now to look around your blog some more!

Turtlelady~Sandy said...

The main thing on my bucket list is to feed a real turtle, in it's natural environment like my friend Maxine got to do in Hawaii. The pictures she sent me are awesome!!!

Turtlelady~Sandy said...

Just added myself to be a follower :=)

AScrappersDelight said...

Wow 5000 hits! That's awesome! One thing on my "bucket list" is to visit Alaska.

AScrappersDelight said...

Just added a post about your giveaway on my blog

Linda said...

Congrats on 5000 hits! I really like your colour combinations.

nikkinix said...

I've always wanted to create a bucket list after seeing that movie ... what a great inspiration. Mine is to be up to date on my scrapbooking !!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your 5,000 hit!

On my bucket list: have a job that I truly love and love going to every day!

Here is the link to the mention on my blog! Thanks for the chance!


Danielle said...

One of the things on my bucket list, is to go on a missionary trip and actually make a difference.

Thank you for giving away this awesome candy.

Blessings~~~ Danielle

Danielle said...

Oops, I also started following your blog, which is great BTW, and I posted a link to yours. Here is the link:

Thank you again, God Bless

Danielle said...

Congratulations of 5000 visits. That is a big deal :) I don't know that I have ever thought about a bucket list, but I guess something I want to do is go on a Mission trip and actually make a difference.

Here is my blog, where there is a post about your
Thank you so much for the opportunity! Oh I am following also :)

Blessings~~~ Danielle

Becky T. said...

I am a follower now and can't wait to see what you have to share next. My bucket list has going to an African photo safari.. with my dad. Thanks for the chance to win some great blog candy! :-)

Mommy Mel said...

Congrats on all your hits. You have a great blog and I became a follower and look forward to your future creations. My bucket list would be to travel out west (anywhere out there is fine) I have always been on the east coast. I entered a link on my blog at http://mommymelsaddiction.blogspot.com/search/label/blog%20candy

Thanks for the chance,

interactthis said...

I am a flooower now - congrats on your milestone!! My bucket includes a trip to Alaska. Thanks for the chance!

Kelly Schelske said...

Yay Kelly! Fabulous blog candy!!

1.Ok, my bucket list..hmmm, a couple things(because they kinda go together) would be to be published as well as to be a DT member of one of my fav stamp companies...still workin' on it;-)

2. I posted on my blog right here and

3. I am now a follower as well..all 3 items done;-)

Hugs, Kelly

Sondra said...

I want to see my 100th birthday! I want to take an around the world cruise and I want to hike across the US of A. BarefootProf@bellsouth.net

Go Canucks Go said...

Oh man... i've never really thought about that question. Ok, maybe I would want to go sky diving. Maybe it'll get rid of my fear of heights or I could just close my eyes the whole way down and not cure anything lol. Thanks for the chance to win this great candy! Keep up the amazing work =)

Scrappin and Yappin said...

My bucket list has many things on it but I'll just share one:

I want to go to Italy and research our heritage.

Can't believe you already have 5000 posts! Congrats! I already follow your blog on bloglines and have a link to your blog from mine :)


Shir Benovich said...

Congratulations on your 5K! :-)

In my bucket list:
Travel with my husband to Europe for a weekend - we still ahven't decided where to go.
Organize my scrap space in a way that it won't be a mess after creating one simple thing.
Lose wheight and feel again as I felt 10 years ago...

Here's my blog link:

Thanks for the great chance!!

Shannon said...

Oooh...blog candy! super fun! congrats on 5,000 hits!

jpscraps said...

I just signed up to follow your blog. I just watched the Bucket List! On my list would be to travel to the seven wonders of the world and to visit all 50 states. Congrats on the 5000+ hits!!

sandyh50 said...

Here is my third chance to win as I am a follower of your blog!! Have a a great day!

connie said...

Congratulations on 5000 hits! I got a link to your blog from Danielle--I love your blog.

I would also like to retired before I am too old and unhealthy.

Thanks for a chance to win!

connie said...

I became a follower of your blog.

patty w said...

Just checking to see if my posts went through... I had 3 emails returned to me from you (this blog), wasn't sure what was going on !

btw...my daughers name is Chloe and I didn't know there was a line of paper with her name! Too cool. I may have to look for it, she'll be 13 in a few weeks!


P2Designs said...

WOW - that is fantastic. I can't wait for that magic moment. Congratualations and thanks for the opportunity to win some blog candy!


Anonymous said...

Your Easter cards are so pretty and delicate. My bucket list would include visits to England, Sweden, Germany and Switzerland. A fun way to think of your wish list!


Anonymous said...

Good Luck !!! 5,ooo is alot of post, I hope you keep going and get 5,000 more.

StampinCathy said...

Congrats! Wow this is come awesome celebration candy. You are going to make one stamper very happy when this shows up in their mailbox. In my bucket would be to live to see grandchildren. LOL Thanks so much for a chance.

djjohnsonscraps said...

The top item on my Bucket List would be to visit Ireland. What a beautiful country and always to lush and green. The movie Bucket List makes me realize just how precious life is and we should live each day as our last. Thanks for the opportunity. I don't have my own blog to post your link on, but I will take the time to e-mail the link to several of my scrapping friends.
Donna Johnson

Denise said...

I am a follower. That almost makes this sound cultish.

On my bucket list - I would like to win your blog candy. There are many thing that I would like to do. With your permission I would like to one day add a bucket list to my blog.

I have posted your candy on my blog sidebar but I don't know how to link you there. My blog is www.hollandshobbies.blogspot.com if you want to check it out.

Tonya said...

Oh wow! Whole lotta non-fat candy! Love the colors. My bucket list dreams is to go overseas to another country. Don't even care which one, just to be able to cross the ocean.

Mardi said...

Congrats Kelly, 5000 hits amazing! I am follower and I posted your blog candy on my blog, come be a follower at

Jennifer (gojenlaw) said...

I want to be able to take my family on a nice vacation to Hawaii, is one thing on my bucket lise. I have already signed up for a follower of this blog and posted the link and info about the candy on my blog. http://gojenlaw.blogspot.com

I love those papers, I have been looking at them for some while at the store. thanks for the chance

SabrinaRopp said...

Hello, I love that Chloe's closet stuff, and I've never seen it before. Wow, looks like fun! Great blog, I'm glad I found it (through someone's link... she was trying to win this!) As for my bucket list, right now I'm working on "Take the Kids to Disney World" - hopefully this fall!

Kathy H said...

Congrats on the 5,000 hits...
As for the bucket list...no where I need to go...I just want to see my kids get married and have kids of their own. Kathy Hering

Moni said...

Congrats on the hits! Love to win this candy, I become your follower and going to post on my blog! Hugs, Moni

Moni said...

And my secon post, here is my post about your candy:
Forgot to tell on my bucket list is to visit Mexico, Australia and Alaska! Have a nice weekend! hugs, Moni

terriavidreader (USA - IN) said...

Congrats on the hits! Thanks for offering such YUMMY candy! My bucket list contains the wish to have a card published. Also I'd love to write one mystery book and have it on the best sellers list since I enjoy mysteries so much. I'll list this on my candy blog Here today! And I follow too!

Ann said...

Congrats on your 5,000 hits. :)

I am now a follower.

On "My" bucket list would be to go hot air ballooning over Vermont in the fall.

I would spread the word about your blog on my blog, but I am trying to keep my latest blog entry to the top of my blog at least for a couple of days.

By the way.....I found your blog because Mardi posted in her blog.

Danka Doo said...

Congratulations on 5,000 hits!!! Thanks for the chance to win this great blog candy. I don't have a blog yet but I will definitely use my other two chances!! One thing on my "bucket list" is to take a photography class. I love to take pictures but do not know all I would like about photography and my camera (Nikon D40 my darling husband bought me)

Nikki said...

Congrats on all those hits
and One thing on my bucket list would be to bungee jump ..
Thanks for the chance
I'll add a link to this too

Sara said...

I love the look of your blog - I've been trying to look at it for a couple of days now (from the blog hop) but it freezes and I could'nt scroll down!!! Sorted today though!)
Really love the first cards I've seen on here so I've become a follower of your blog too! What a bonus that you have blog candy on offer now, I'd love to win something like that! LOL
Will now go and have a "proper" look at your blog
Thanks, Sara xXx

Nicole Bailey said...

Congrats on 5,000 hits-thats awesome! You have great blog....see you again soon!

Nicole Bailey said...

I'm a follower too now. :O)

Julie Temple said...

COngratulations on 5000 hits!! wONDERFUL! I found you via Danielle's blog and I am so glad I did! You are so talented! I have become a follower and will post a link on my blog!! Thanks for the chance at great candy! Here is to your next 5000...

Rubber Hugs,

Marianne said...

Congrats on 5000! Great blog candy, thanks for the chance to win. Keep up the great work.

Marianne said...

My second chance, I am already a follower. Thanks!

Julie Temple said...

Oh yeah...I forgot to say...I would LOVE to visit Hawaii, that is one of MANY on the Bucket LIst! Thanks again~


Grammy and Olivia said...

How fun. I am new to your blog, but wanted to join in. I am now a follower, I posted about your blog candy http://justcallmegrammy.blogspot.com/2009/04/hectic-week-random-post.html
As far as my bucket list thing, I would love to dance with my hubby at my granddaughters wedding. She is 20 months old and I will need to start now to learn in time...I'm a terrible dancer :-)

jeanie nieva said...

one thing on my bucket list is to travel to europe with my husband. thanks for a chance to play.:)

jeanie nieva said...

hi!for my second chance, i've linked your blogcandy at my sidebar. http://jeaniebnieva.blogspot.com :)

jeanie nieva said...

and for my last chance!i am a follower already. :)