Thursday, December 4, 2014

5 Year Blogaversary Celebration and Blog Candy Giveaway!

Do you believe the end of this month is my 5 year Blogaversary?! For five years I have been sharing my cards and designing with you all here on my blog! I am still having fun (after all these years), and am hoping to be still here designing and blogging for many years to come. I have decided to celebrate all month long and on December 30th I will be giving away not one or two but 7 pieces of delicious blog candy to 7 of my wonderful followers. Here is a peak at what the grand prize is:

Wow- 6 sets of stamps (Paper Nest Dolls, Bella Blvd. and Heartfelt Creations), 2 large embossing folders (Spellbinders 2 in 1 and Couture Creations), 2 washi tapes, one Memory Box die, one Lawn Fawn paper pad and a partridge in a pear tree. Well, maybe not the partridge...

And to help me celebrate, my friends at Repeat Impressions and Crackerbox Palace have donated some blog candy for 6 more followers of my blog! One lucky winner will win a $20 gift certificate to spend at Repeat Impressions website!  And Crackerbox Palace is donating FIVE gift certificates worth $15 for five lucky winners to spend at their website here. 

I have been so blessed to make so many friends during this blogging adventure, and Vicky and John at Crackerbox Palace and Wendy and Bill at Repeat Impressions are among my favorites!

So what do you have to do to have a chance at winning one of these prizes? #1 YOU MUST BE A FOLLOWER OF THIS BLOG. #2 You must check back between December 30th and January 4th to see if you are a winner, and contact me via the blog contact form on the side if you are one of the lucky winners. You will have until January 4th to claim your prize, or another name will be drawn. Everyone of my followers will be assigned a number and Mr. Random will draw 7 numbers.

It is that simple! Want to earn another chance at winning? Post my blog candy pix with a link to this blogpost on your blog and leave a comment telling me you did that with a link to your blog. OR refer a friend to my blog (who then becomes a new follower and qualifies for a chance at the blog candy), and leave a comment telling me you did that (with your friend's name) and you earn another chance at winning. Refer several friends and you get that many more chances. 

My goal is to reach 500 followers and as of today, I have 407 (between Google and Bloglovin'). If the magic number of 500 is reached before the end of this celebration month, I will add another surprise piece of major blog candy!

Thanks for coming along on this adventure with me! I appreciate all my subscribers and followers and the lovely comments and encouragement this past 5 years. Follow me as I continue to grow and learn and share stamping smiles with you all!

55 comments:

KT Fit Kitty said...

Big CONGRATULATIONS to you, Karen! 5 years - that's awesome! Thank you for your wonderful giveaways! I am excited just thinking about winning your goodies! I have been following you for awhile now.

KT Fit Kitty said...

I'm very excited about your candy! For another chance, I have posted your pic on my blog, right-hand sidebar: http://ktdesigns2013.blogspot.ca/

Thank you! Congratulations again on 5 years! And I hope you get to 500 followers - you can do it!

Darcy Schroeder said...

Congrats, Karen!! I'm already a follower but I placed your blog candy and a link on my left sidebar!! http://craftingwithdarcy.blogspot.com

Five years is a long time. Hope you reach your 500 number soon! I know you will!
Hugs
Darcy

Cara Malmrose said...
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Cara Malmrose said...

LOL ... forgot to add my link!
http://creativechaosbycara.blogspot.com/

I also added your blog candy to my side bar.

Congratulations again Karen on reaching 5 years!
(Hugs) Cara

Pia S said...

Congratualtions on your 5 year blogaversary! I'm a rather recent follower, and I like what I've seen so far! I've put the information about your candy on my sidebar with a link over here.
Pia
http://piaspapirogperler.blogspot.no/

Lori Gauerke said...

Time flies when you're having fun! ! I am a follower.

Patricia St Martin said...

I would be happy to post your picture about your 5 years blogaversary celebration and the candy give away, I tried to be a follower but I already am one, so glad about that. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
I'm so happy we are on the design team together.
Hugs, Patricia

Kylie said...

Hi Karen, thanks so much for giving me the opportunity to win some candy but at the same time find your lovely blog to follow and be inspired. I have joined as a follower and have your badge on my sidebar. xx
http://addictedtostamps-kylie.blogspot.com.au/

Brenda said...

Wow, 5 years?!!! That is so awesome Karen!! Congrats! I hope too you blog for many, many more years. Sounds like some fun prizes as well. And I know you will have no problem reaching 500 followers!! Hugs, Brenda

Maxine D said...

Well done on 5 years blogging Karen - I have started to follow you, and have linked your candy to my blog
http://www.kiwimeskreations.blogspot.co.nz/
Blessings
Maxine

Karen Schroeder said...

Congrats on five years of blogging! That's so impressive! Thanks for all the wonderful projects you've shown us!

tilly said...

thank you for visiting my blog, you have some fab work on yours, I have become a follower and I hope you soon reach your goal of 500
Tilly

Sue said...

I have just become a follower Karen,you have created some beautiful card.
Off to put your gorgeous candy on my blog page.Hope you get to your 500.
Sue

Robin said...

Congratulations Karen on your 5 year blogaversary! It's so exciting. I'm sure you will get to 500 as you have so much talent. I love seeing what you do. I have entered your candy in my sidebar too. Thanks so much for a chance to win! Hugs, Robin

Rebecca/Sydney's Sentiments said...

Congrats~~Congrats!! What a fabulous time to reach 5 years of blogging. Thanks so much for a chance at such a great candy too. I've put your candy in my sidebar. I know you will hit 500. Your creations are just wonderful. Thanks again!

Inkyhive said...

Karen, I am so happy to now be getting your blog updates via e-mail. When I first signed up( a year or more ago), I got nothing and then several weeks ago, whala, I am getting them!!! I so enjoy the cards and what you write. Hope to be able to come to another class of yours in the future.
Jesse aka Inkyhive
Kewaunee

Verna Angerhofer said...

A huge CONGRATULATIONS to you on a five year anniversary. And, I must say you celebrate it in great style as that is some awesome prizes. You are very generous and I so love being a follower of your blog.

Verna Angerhofer said...
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Verna Angerhofer said...

I left a comment on my blog too. Here is the link: http://vangerhofer23.blogspot.com

JoanneO said...

Karen, Congratulations! Five years, WOW! Great giveaway you are offering. I enjoyed meeting you at the Weston Lanes a couple of weeks ago. I look forward to see your new creations.

JennyH said...

Wow 5 years, congratulations Karen : )
I follow you via Bloglovin, thanks for the chance to win these lovely goodies : )

JennyH said...

I have posted the pic in my blog sidebar.

http://jennyhurleycards.blogspot.com.au/

Deonna Bemish said...

Great candy Karen and congrats to you on five years and so many followers.

Donna said...

Congrats on 5 years! That's real tenacity! I was following by email but added myself to the Google followers also. Always enjoy visiting to see your awesome projects! Thanks! Happy Holidays.

Kathy Krug said...

I placed your pic on my blog side bar. I heard about this from my friend Verna Angerhofer. Congrats on five years. Sure hope you exceed your goal

Kathy Krug said...

Forgot my link http://stampwithk.blogspot.com/

Karen Schroeder said...

I posted your Blogversary picture on my sidebar. http://paleopal623.blogspot.com Thanks for the chance to win!

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Congratulations on your 5 year anniversary, I have just become your newest follower :-) Thank you for also following my blog
Hugs Julie x

Linda Simpson said...

Congratulations on nearly 5 years of blogging. Good luck with reaching 500 followers.
Best wishes
Linda xxx

samantha wade said...

Great Blog, l have added you to my side bar, please come visit me http://craftroomdelights.blogspot.co.uk
happy christmas.x

Peggy Pride said...

I love your designs and know you work hard to create them. Congratulations on 5 years!

Tanvi Shah said...

Congratulations Karen! Thank you for following my blog. I am your newest follower!

vinita jain said...

Congrats on completing on 5 years, I just completed 1 year:)Lol. I am your newest follower, happy to be here. Wish you to reach more than 500 followers! Posted the pic in my sidebar. Send some traffic here. Here is my blog link:
www.madewithlovencare.blogspot.in

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Happy 5th Bloggaversary. I am a new follower and have placed the pic on the on my left side bar. thanks for the chance to win some goodies.

Natalie said...

Hi Karen,
congrats on your blogaversary and good luck with the 500 followers :)
Hugs,
Natalie
INKognito

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Congrats Karen on your anniversary! That is awesome. I have been a follower for a while. I hope I am still on there. It wouldn't allow me to sign up again. Thanks for becoming my follower. Have a great day! Hugs, Gloria

http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com

Creative M said...

Congrats on five years of blogging in bloggie world!New Follower.
That is so COOL!!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
*Crafting With Creative M*

Beebeebabs said...

Congratulations on your 5 year Anniversary, I am a new follower!!!

Sassy Raggedy said...

Congratulations Karen on your Blogaversary. What an accomplishment. I am so glad to be one of your newest followers. Hugs, joann

Sassy Raggedy said...

Me again Karen to let you know I have posted your candy on my blog and thanks for the chance to win. Hugs, joann
http://www.sassyraggedy.com/

Janny said...

CONGRATULATIONS to you, Karen! 5 years - that's awesome! and good luck with the 500 followers. I am number 346....
Thank you for following my blog.
Janny

joy said...

Hi, Karen! I am now following you on Bloglovin'! I will be adding your giveaway to my sidebar. 5 years is a BIG milestone; congrats! And, I hope you make it to 500 followers.

Olenkaja said...

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Olenkaja said...

Hi Karen :)


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Kimberly said...

Oh..how awesome, its such a great feeling to know people love what we do..many thanks for sharing and the chance to win..justwordz.ca dropped by to say hey!!

Dwie lewe rączki said...

Happy Blogaversary Karen! I've posted you candy pic on my blog
http://dwieleweraczki.blogspot.com/

Ileana A. said...

Congratulations Karen! I posted your blog candy pix on my blog with link to your blog and now I am your new follower.
Thank you for this beautiful chance( I hope to win!)and for being my follower!
Ileanaxx

Glennis said...

Congratulations Karen - I have added my name to your followers list

Regina said...

Congrats on your blogoversary!
That's an awesome collection of goodies you're giving away! I have my fingers crossed. Now I'm following you on your blog and on bloglovin and I've added your candy in my sidebar! www.diekreativeecke.blogspot.de
Thanks for the chance!

Merry Christmas!
Regina

Olenkaja said...

CONGRATULATIONS to you!! 5 years - that's awesome! Thanks for the chance to win! Happy Holidays. Hugs Ola olenkaja.blogspot.com

Nikki C said...

Congrats on 5 years of blogging :)
Amazing Candy your giving away thank you so much for the chance to win your all linked up in my sidebar and I'm happy to follow along
hugs Nikki
http://graphixanddesign.blogspot.com/

Nikki C said...

Linked in sidebar :) thanks for 2nd chance

Teresa Arsenault said...

Hi Karen. Thanks for following my blog: http://www.tickellexpressions.blogspot.com and inviting me to follow you and have a chance at winning your generous blog candy. I am now following publicly and by e-mail. I plan to post your candy on my blog as well.
Congratulations on 5 years in blog land.
Blessing hugs,
Teresa

Suchi said...

Hi Karen! Congratulations for your 5 yrs Anniversary. It is a long long time and I wish you get your 500 followers :) I am following you and have posted your blog link to my side bar! My Blog: http://suchizcardstock.blogspot.com