Sunday, March 30, 2008

My Blogaversary!

Celebrate!
Hi Guys ... today is my blogaversary ..... it has been a whole 12 months since I first started this blog ..... wow .... it is hard to believe. And even harder to believe is that I achieved over 150000 hits during that time ... thanks to all of you who visit my blog regularly.

It has been a great year for me and it has motivated me to blog every day since I first started.

To celebrate this occasion I am going to offer some blog candy .... I have one of the new MFT sets which will be released 2nd April to give away called "Can Ya Dig It?" ... I will probably add a few other bits and pieces to this like ribbons etc.

If you would like a chance to win this blog candy all you have to do to enter is comment on this post telling me how long you have been stamping. I have been stamping for approx 20 years now.

I will draw this blog candy 4pm EST 31st March .... (9am Qld Time 1st April ... for anyone living in Australia) .... you will have 24 hrs to contact me after the drawing with your details ... if I do not hear back from you will I do a redraw.


celebration

127 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your 12month Blogaversary StampOwl. I haven't been stamping for as long as you but have just passed my 8yr anniversary. That means I've known you via the internet for all that time too.
Heather (another Aussie)

jojot said...

Hi Hootsie.....Happy Blogaversary......I first stamped years ago.....just small stuff...then moved on to linoleum block printing......about 15 or so years ago I got interested in scrapbooking....eventually that led me to stamping....have been heavily into stamping now for about 8 or so years.......

hugs

jojot

susanne sorensen said...

congrats on your 12 month blogaversary. i can't think of anything i've been doing for 20 years besides breathing, being a wife and mother and reading. LOL

i have been stamping for 8 years and loving every minute of it.

Denise... said...

Wow...150,000 hits. That's fantastic. Happy blogaversary!! I've been stamping since I was young...but, I've only been seriously stamping for the last several months. I just knew that if I started stamping I'd have another addiction...it happened...I'm now a collector of stamps too!

Carolyn King said...

Happy Blogaversary Frances--you rock-ith!

I have been stamping for a little less than two years! heehee...and thousands of dollars later--here i am (gasp!)

Carolyn King said...

duh! but you dont have to count mine for the drawing (since i have it!)...just wanted to play along!

Lisa Bohler said...

Congrats to you on your blog! I started stampin in 1996...I live in No. MN and am a teacher. We had at least 7 snow days that year and stamping saved me from dying of boredom!!!

Kimme said...

Well, my first project was for my sister's wedding, and that was in 93. Then I stamped the cake boxes for my wedding in 97. Then I got hooked when I went to my first SU! party in March of '99. SO I have been actively stamping for 9 years now. You would think I would be better at it by now.

Kerry J. said...

Wow - congrats on your blogaversary! Love your blog and your work! I've been stamping for only 2 years but have scrapbooked for the last 6 or so years. Thanks for the chance to win!

Melissa said...

Congratulations Frances!

How long have I been stamping? Gosh - almost longer than I can remember! I'd say at least 13 years. But I've really gotten into it over the last couple.

Thanks for the chance to win!

Many Blessings,
M.

Judy S said...

Congrats on your Blogaversary and 150,000 hits. Awesome! I was introduced to stamping approximately 12 years ago when I attended a SU party. It's been an addiction ever since!!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your blogaversary! I really enjoy your blog. I've been stamping for about 5 1/2 years. I've been involved in a LOT of crafts through the years, and everyone who knows me is amazed that I've stuck with this so long. I love it!

Thanks for the opportunity to win the goodies!
Carolyn

sharon said...

Congratulations Frances! That's some achievement, well done.

I've been stamping for about 9 years now but the last 4 years have been the most productive - and costly hee-hee. I've gone from a shoebox to keep my 'things' in to a whole room. There are advantages to being empty-nesters after all :-)

Here's to the next year (and many more of course) of StampOwl's myriad delights in Blogland.

Cheers,

Sharon

Laura said...

Hmm... I reckon I have been 'seriously' stamping for just under a year :)

Tracy.H said...

Congrats on the anniversary!!

I think that I have been stamping for about 4 1/2 years...there abouts. and lovin' every minute of it! :0)

broni (waterchild12) said...

Wow, Frances! Has it really been a year?? I've been a fan since you first started your blog. Congrats! Oh, and I've been stamping 3 years.

Danita said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! A whole year? Wow! I've been stamping for about 8 years...the last 5 or so of those avidly. Thanks so much for your blog! I love it!!

Jan Scholl said...

I bought my first stamp in 1992-it was from a company in Lansing MI that shortly after moved away. I won't even attempt to tell you how many more i have bought since then.

Denise said...

Congrats! Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas.
Aloha, Denise

Allison said...

Holy crow...20 years! I have been stamping for about 4 years (I think...yeesh...all the brain cells are gone!). Congrats Frances...you are a rock star!

Cheers, Allison

sheila said...

Holy Moley...150,000 hits. Incredible but believable because you do some awesome things. Love your stamping. I've been stamping for about 3 years, thanks to a SU party. But it seems I've stopped stamping and started collecting. Blogs like this are partly to blame because I can't stay away. Thanks so much for sharing during your celebrating.

Kim Muhl said...

Happy Blogaversary!!! Congrats on all of your success...you deserve all the good things that have come your way.

I've been stamping since 1994...I started as a "cheap" way to make some of my own wedding invites, thank you's, etc.....if I only knew. ;)

stampinc said...

Congrats on your 1 year Blogaversary! WOW 15,000 hits in a year. You ROCK!! I have been doing some kind of crafting all my life. But in the stamping world, I would have to say around 10 years. I would love to be the lucky stamper to win this sweet candy. Thanks for a chance.

Brenda said...

Happy Blogaversary...and congrats on all the hits! Wow, you go girl! 'Love your blog and all your amazing cards!
I've been stamping for at least 20 years too (with my kids)...long before it was the "thing to do". Thanks for this chance to win sweet candy!
~Brenda H.

andrea murdock said...

Happy Blogaversery!!!!!!!!!! MFT is my fav acrylic stamps, you are so lucky to be on the design team! Andrea

Giovana said...

Congratulations on your 1 year Blogaversary!!!!
You are a very busy bee, goodness I really like your work.
I've been stamping for a little over 2 years and I love it!!!!!
I am learning a lot and I push myself to do better work everyday, LOL (sometimes doesn't work)

God bless
Giovana

Anonymous said...

Hi stampowl and congratulations on your blogaversary! I Love your site and visit everyday sometimes several times a day. I have been stamping for about 8 years now. Thanks for the continued inspiration.
Cheers and beers
Mel

Aimee said...

I've been stamping now for almost 4 years...


Love visiting your blog...

Michelle said...

Congratulations!

I have been stamping for about 6 years now.

I just love visiting your blog daily & envy that you live in Australia!!!

marcy said...

I've been stamping since 1997 and I still love it. I love your blog and visit it almost daily to see your great ideas. Keep it up!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I haven't done serious stamping... just recreational, but I am starting to get more interested in it.

Swedie

Anonymous said...

Happy blog anniversary! I first stamped about 25 years ago (as a kid) but I suppose seriously for the last couple of years... I love your blog and look forward to many more years of reading it.

Anonymous said...

Happy Blogaversary, Hootsie. This first year has just flown by.


I have been stamping for about 6 yrs.

Thanks.

Shirley

Cindy Vernon said...

What fun candy! congrats on your milestone. I've been stamping cards and scrapbooking for about 10 years but I've owned rubber stamps for 25 years!

Angie said...

Wow! Congrats on your Blogaversary and all those hits! I've been stamping for about 2 and a half years, and I love it. I only wish I had discovered it sooner...

Monica said...
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Monica said...

Congrats on your 1 Year Blogaversary!!! Is'nt it exciting?! I love reading your Blog daily Your Cards are just Amazing and so inspiring!
WOW! 20 year stamping! No wonder your such a PRO! I have been stamping only about a year and a half. I started when DH got Deployed to Iraq and Became totally ADDICTED!

God Bless!
~Monica~

Jennifer said...

Happy Blogaversary!!

I've been stamping for nearly 3 months. LOL! I'm a baby stamper. hehe

Jana M in Kodiak, AK said...

Congrats on your one year milestone! Your blogs is one of my favorites. I've been stamping about 7 years.

Hilmarose said...

Congrats on your first year!!! Thank you for the inspiration you give me (and others)...I have been stamping for about 2 months(?) and just uploaded my first cards to my blog.
Thank you for the chance to win!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Woo-Hoo!! Congrats Hoots!! 20 years, eh? Wowsers!! Congrats on reaching 150,000 views and on your 12 months as a blogger!! You know I'm a huge fan of your work!!

I've been stamping for about 12 years, but not nearly as obsessively as in the past year. LOL

Val said...

Congrats on your blog and for stamping for so long. I've been stamping about 8 years, wow didn't think it was that long but been in this house nearly six and I was stamping before I moved here.
I still have the first stamp I bought and the first card I made.
Come a long way since then, and will keep going.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your 1 year blogaversary. I have been stamping for about 3 years now and learn something new every day. Thanks so much for offering the blog candy.

Joanne (tojoco)

Denise said...

Happy Blogaversary!! I just started stamping over a year now. I went to a SU party and now I am an addict! Hope you have a great Blogaversary!! Congrats!

Artseyanne said...

I love your blog Frances & visit most days!!

Anne Spiteri

Artseyanne said...

Ooops, forgot, I have been stamping this time around for around 4 years but I bought my first stamps about 15 years ago.

Anne Spiteir

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary. I have been stamping (albeit not actually as much as I would like to) for the last 5 years. Hope you have a great day.
Annie A

Anonymous said...

Congratulation Francis,
I am enjoying your blog. I bought my first stamp on a visit to California (a christmas dove) so long ago that I prefer to forget but I think it was about 1985. I really got into it about 1992; so that's 16 or 23 years (and many $$$$$ ago).

Shirley B
Scarborough Q

ironlady said...

Congratulations Frances, Time flies fast. Love looking at your site each day.

ironlady said...

Oop forgot to tell you how long, but then you already should know as you were there when I first started 9 years ago.

Lastel said...

Congrats on your blogaversary ! I have been stamping for about 10years now .

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary!! I enjoy your site very much. I have only been stamping for about two years.

Debbie S

Stampin Cats said...

Congrats and WOW. Your blog must get lots of traffic. Thanks for sharing. I'll be back to visit your blog.

Joyce said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO YOU!!! I am new at stamping, and have lots to learn. Hugs!

Diane said...

Time flies when you're having fun doesn't it! Congrats on your 1 year anniversary!!!
I've been stamping for about 2 yrs and love it,just started my own little blog in Feb and enjoy posting as well!!!
Thanks for the chance to win!

Hope said...

Happy Blogaversary! Wow, 20 years stamping. I've only been stamping for about 2 years I think. I still don't have all that many stamps. I have been making cards for much longer though.
Thanks for the chance at some blog candy. :)

Nettie said...

Happy Bloganniversary to you, that's a lot of hits too.

I have been stamping a little over 5 years and enjoy every minute of it. Wow, 20 years that's a lot of stamps collected!

Nettie

Linda said...

Congratulations on so many hits!!
I have been stamping for 11 years when I went to my first SU demonstration. It is very relaxing for me.
Linda Peterson
craftylin1968@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Congrats on all the hits, WOW! I have been stamping for about 4 years, before that I was an avid scrapbooker!

Anonymous said...

WOO HOO!! 20 YEARS!! Congrats! I have been collecting for at least 5 years...but just in the last two years am I actually doing something!!

Happy Blogaversary!

Hope J

Melanie PL said...

Congrats on your Blog anniversary -- and for stamping for a long time! I've been stamping for about 10 years. Love it. mperezlopez@cox.net

Anonymous said...

Happy One Year. I have been stamping for 3 yrs now. I hope in 17 more years my stuff looks as great as yours does.

larue said...

Congratulations on your Blog Anniversary. I have been stamping for about 10 years.

mercerj1@comcast.net

Michelle said...

Wow! That is alot of hits for only a year! That is fabulous!!!!
Congratulations and Happy Blogiverary! I'm looking forward to many more beautiful creations!

Kim said...

Wow, Happy Blogaversary! That is alot of hits in 1 year, and it's no surprise because your work is gorgeous! I have been stamping since pregnant with my first son...so that's just over 20 years now...makes me sound like an "old bird" doesn't it?? LOL Ohhh...a new release from MFT, they are one of my favs!!! Thank you for the chance!!!

Nikki Bond said...

Well congrats on your blogversary and 20 years of stamping! Holy cow! LOL I didn't even realized existed still about 4 years ago when my BFF introduced me to it and I've been hooked ever since! All the wasted years when I didnt know! LOL Thanks so much for the chance! {SMILES}

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your blogaversary. 20 years of stamping wow that too is amazing. I have been stamping for 2 years and love every bit of it. Can never get enough. MFT is definitely one of my favourite stamp lines.

Dorothy said...

Congratulations to you!!! I am amazed you have been stampinhg 20 year. So long!!! I have been stamping for 4 years now. When we moved into this house 4 1/2 years ago a neighbior moved in right next to us a few months after. When she discovered I liked to do crafts she asked me if I stamp. I said I had tried it years ago but on my own - I never heard of SU - she invited me to a stamp camp at her house and Wahhkla - the rest is history! LOL Thakns fior the chance to win!
Dorothy

Anonymous said...

I've been stamping for about 4 years and there is nothing I love more...except sailing! Thanks for the chance to win new blog candy!

Laurie Hines said...

I have been stamping for 2 years. I have scrapbooked for almost 10 years but didn't get into the stamping part until the last 2. I love it so such!

Congrats on your blogaversary and WOW that's a bunch of hits for just one year! I enjoy your projects so much, keep 'em coming!

Laurie

Joan Ervin said...

WOW, 20 years of stamping....I have only been stamping for about 3 years. It's such wonderful therapy and my DD is my Demo so we have had many wonderful stamping hours together! Congrats on your wonderful blog anniversary and may you have many more years of happy stamping!

Heather said...

I've been stamping for about 10 years but only 5 years seriously.
Congrats on your blogaversary!

Val said...

Congrats on your Blogaversary! That's quite an achievemnet! I have been stamping for about 12 years now, and I have enough supplies so that if I never bought another thing, I could stamp for another 12!!

Anonymous said...

20 years--yo go girl!! I've only been stamping about 5 years, but this past year I have REALLY gotten into it!! Your blog is great and I love to read it every day!! Thanks for what you do to inspire the rest of us!!
Linda L. (meancookie on SCS)

Summer said...

Congratulations on your 1 year! And thank you for having such an awesome, inspirational site that keeps us coming back:)

I've been stamping for about ten years (since I was 15). My mom was an avid scrapbooker, and though I couldn't get into that part of it, I loved using stamps to create art. I still do, mostly in the form of cards:)

Keep up the great work!

Kandi said...

I have been stamping off and on for 15 years, and more seriously the past 3 or 4 years.

I love love your blog and your creations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kandi

Anonymous said...

Happy Blogversiary Frances: I have so enjoyed visiting your blog and have learned so much from your work, not to mention, I get to see all those cute little owls. Keep the creativity coming. Oh, I almost forgot; I've been stamping for about 6 years and loving it more each day.

Again, kudos to you. Your Friend Wendy G

Dawn Easton said...

Wow congrats! That is a lot of hits in a year!! Your work is amazing and I love seeing all your creations whether on your blog or on SCS!

Holly said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary! I feel like we should be giving you the blog candy because you give us so much every day through your blog. I've been stamping now for about 17 years. I love how it's grown!

Anonymous said...

Happy blogaversary Frances!! Wow a year of the greatest hits!! I love reading your blog every morning and getting inspired and motivated for the day! I have been stamping for 1 1/2 yearsw - I said I would never get into it - that I was a Scrapper and not a Stamper. Well friends talked me into going to a SU class and I said I would go but was not interested - well that night turned me around. I miss scrapping!! But I love stamping too!!
Congrats.
Bev
(Rette Mom)

Katherine said...

Congratulations on your blogversary, Frances! Thanks for sharing your stamping expertise and providing us with inspiration 365 days a year. You ROCK, girl!

I have been stamping for just over a year and a half, and will hopefully continue for many, many years (it'll take me that long to use all this freakin' DP!).

jpmayo said...

Congrats Frances on you Blogaversary!!

Geesh, you've only been stamping for 20 years?? hehehehe....
I have been stamping for just over 2 years:)

Deb Neerman said...

Congratulations on your milestone!

I've been stamping about 15 years; you'd think I'd be better at it, huh?!?

Thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your Blogaversary!
I have been stamping for a little under a year now! I'm totally hooked.
Thanks for sharing your wonderful cards with us.
Take care
Kristy :)

Linda SS said...

Happy Blogaversary to you!!! I'm really loving your cards, and the Elvis cards are knockin' my socks off - great job:)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!! I've been stamping for 5 years. What a trip. So many new products and new ideas.

Carol Moore
cj55nfreern at cox dot net

scfranson said...

Great blog ! I've been stamping about 5 years now and I love it.
Claudia
scfranson@charter.net

Casie said...

Happy Blogaversary!!

I have been stamping for only the last 6 months or so. I love reading your blog and getting ideas and inspiration from you! I have many posts saved for future reference!!

Cori Smith said...

Ooooo... a chance to win MFT! I love their stamps! I have been only stamping since 2006. I was a scrapbooker before and thought stamping looked so hard...but then my friend showed me and now I'm absolutely hooked! Thanks for your continued inspiration! I would have given up if all of you would not have shared your ideas!

Diane said...

Congratulations - I have been stamping for 5 years or so but more frequently this past 12 months as you and lots oof others have provided so much inspiration.
Keep on stamping and inspiring!!

GabrielaD said...

Happy Blogaverary!!!

I bought my first stamp 10 years ago with my then boyfriend and now husband... lol. I knew he was a keeper when I dragged him into a stamping store and he enjoyed going. :)

Although I bought my first stamp so many years ago, I have actually just started seriously getting into the hobby. Incorporating stamping into my cards and scrapbooks more and more. It is a wonderful hobby!

Gaby

Jessica Smith said...

congrats on your blogaversary I've been stamping for 3 yrs. I just love your blog, so much inspiration.

Janet said...

Wow, 20 years! I am impressed. I have been stamping for 6 1/2 years now. I don't have the time I wish I had to stamp, but I love it. It is the first and only hobby that I found that I have stuck with. Thanks for the opportunity to win some blog candy. Congrats on your blogs first year!

Nancy said...

Happy Blogaversary!!!!!!

I've been stamping for just over 11 years now... can't believe how fast the time has gone by!

Anonymous said...

Happy Blogaversary To You!! and Congratulations on all your hits too. I can't remember when I started stamping exactly, but it's been a few years now. Cheers :). bluemoonbynite at yahoo dot com

Debby said...

Wow, it's been a year already. Time sure flies. Happy Blogaversary! I have been stamping for about 10 years now. It is one of my favorite things to do to fight depression.
Angel Hugs
Debby

Shannon said...

Congratualtions on the blogaversary! Frances, I do love your blog and I'm honored to be on the same DT as you. I've been stamping for 6 years now.

Alex said...

Congrats Frances, see at least you remembered your blogaversary, I totally missed mine!!!! lol

I have been stamping for about two and a bit years now, and I love it

Hugs

Alex xx

leenda said...

CONGRATS on your blog success Frances! I enjoy your daily inspirations of artwork! I've been stamping 5 years. Thanks for the opportunity to win some goodies!

Susan Caplan said...

Congrats.... that's alot of visits for just one year. You must be doing something right. ; - )

Susan C

Anonymous said...

'morning Frances,
I'm just a baby stamp wise (unfortunately not age). I have only been stamping for a year, but that year has been very exciting. Stamping has opened up a whole new world of surfing blogs (there goes the house work). Check your blog most days - love it.
Bye,
Lorraine

Amy said...

I've only been stamping for about a year and a half--Just a baby to the stamping world! Happy Blogaversary and thanks for the chance.

Sharon in NE said...

I started in 1985, so 23 years ago. Goodness, the stamps were limited then, plus I never cared for the "country" look so my choices were even more limited but that's not a problem now!! woo hoo!!! Love all the choices, inks, accessories, and most of all other stampers!! Love you and your blog! Stamp on girl!

Connie K. said...

Hi, Frances! Congratulations on your one year blogaversary! It seems like yesterday since I began stamping, but it has been more like 8 years. I have been collecting stamps for even longer!

Connie

Anonymous said...

congrats, i have been paper crafting for 8 years but stamping for about 3 months so your site is such an inspiration

Jamie said...

Congrats Frances!!! I have been stamping for 3 1/2 years now..wow how time flies!!!

Elaine said...

Happy Blogiversary! I've been stampin since the early 80's....that's a long time! LOL I had to stop for a while but picked it back up in 1996

Barb Schram said...

Congratulations....I have been in the art world all my life, but actually started stamping about 20 years ago! Love your creations!

Michelle Adams said...
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Michelle Adams said...

Congrats on your blogaversary! I visit at least once a day and have enjoyed each and every visit! You rock! Thanks so much for the chance to win Frances! I have been stamping for 3 years.
Michelle Adams
shellapoo@hotmail.com

kat said...

Happy Blogversy to you! Did you have cake with candles today so that you could make a blog wish???

I have been stamping for about 18 months - seriously stamping for 8 months...

Love your blog and I look forward to the daily updates!

Erika M. said...

I've been stamping for about 6 months - I read your blog almost every day - you work is inspiring.

Melanie said...

wow! congratualtions on your blogaversary mielstone! your work and blog is an inspiration to me! :)
hugs!

Melanie said...

oops(sorry I fogot to put 5 years stamping!!)

Anonymous said...

Charlene (LilLuvsStampin)
Happy Blogaversary, Hootsie! I'm not surprised that you've had that many hits; your creations are always wonderful! I have been stamping for five years and can only hope that I'll be as good as you one day.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your blog anniversary - and 20 years stamping, now that's an achievement! I have been stamping for about 12 years now, and I still love it!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary ( or first blogday) Loved the owl card today. I've been stamping for 19 years. (i think. lost count) Annie

Anonymous said...

Francis--love to read your blog everyday!! You have such wonderful creations and I am usually so in awe of some of them that I think I need more new stamps so I can be as creative! I have been stamping about4 1/2-5 years, but this past 9 months on a very active basis!! Just loved your new tools card and your Mother's Day one is very pretty!! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us!!
Linda (meancookie)

Tracy said...

Congratulations1! I'm inspired by not only your creativity but also by your dedication in maintaining an interesting blog site. I've only been stamping for 2 years but feel fortunate to be able to draw from the knowledge of you more experienced stampers. Thank you for all that you do.

Anonymous said...

Congrats! Thank you for sharing your time and ideas with us!

I have been stamping for about 12 wonderful years now. I don't see an end in sight either!

Cindy H. said...

Congratulations!!!! Happy 12 months blogaversary! May you have many, many more!

I've been stamping since 1995 when I spied my first RubberStampMadness magazine while buying a stamp gift for my 7 yo nephew, bought some stamps for me and the rest is history, as they say :)

milkshake007 said...

Congratulations!
Thank you for sharing your wonderful card ideas...I truly enjoy your blog!

JenMarie said...

CONGRATS!! I just love your work!!

Colleen, PA said...

WOW! Congratulations of your blog...and especially for 20 years of stamping. I am relatively new to the hobby and have been stamping for about 1 and 1/2 years. I've slowed my obsession a bit now that I am expecting my first baby but it is still fun to keep up with new stamps and I am a sucker for patterned paper! Congrats again!

Jennifer (SCS: jennifer-g) said...

Congrats on your blogaversary!! Wow, 20 years - that's amazing. I've been stamping for about 6 - but I don't see ever stopping!

Kathy H said...
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Kathy H said...

Happy blog day!!! Thanks, Kathy h