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Monday, November 13, 2006

Blogtastic Milestone Giveaway !

Wow! I can't believe my blog Diaries of Stampers has hit 5,000 views I never thought it would do that.. Thank you to all of you who stop on by for a looksie to see what I've been up to! I often wonder "Why would someone want to see what I‘m up to? I wanted to start a blog because my family and friends live so far away and never get to see what I’ve been up to unless I send them my creations, not to mention I wanted to share with other stampers who better to share with!. Thanks to all of you who visit me, you have inspired me to keep going! Thanks so much to all of you for without you 5000, views would not be possible!

Now on to the giveaway! For all those that comment on this post between now and November 20th and answer the following questions:
Favorite thing about Christmas?
And Why?
Will be entered in a draw for…..
A paint can gift set, yet to be revealed , watch for it, it will be debuting later this week!

As promised here is the gift set! I was recently inspired by some of the Santa cards that I saw on splitcoaststampers. I wanted to try and my own version. The base is made with real red card stock the belt is made from black and brushed gold card stock and the black belt part is woven through the gold buckle the sentiment was created from my a little alphabet set that I found out Wal-Mart per stamped it with versamark and then embossed it with gold embossed in powder. I used white boa to represent the fur lining a on Santas coat. I also added buttons. This gift set includes a nugget box in the Nuggets are stamped with Ho! !Ho! Ho!, in real red, a hot chocolate pouch, card, of course the can!



Blogger Shell said...

Congratulations on your awesome milestone!!!!!!

What I love most about christmas....hmmm...I would have to say the smell of a woodburning fire and cookies baking. I know it sounds corny...but growing up we used to light a fire on christmas eve and then bake cookies for santa. Those smells together always take me back to days when we were all together as a family and we were really happy.

November 13, 2006 4:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

congrats on the milestone...

What I love most about Christmas... the reason for the season Jesus... and being with family. Only this year part of my family is gone overseas.

November 13, 2006 5:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Christmas is about family and friends and most importantly christ. This is the first Christmas I'll be away from family and won't beable to fly back home to visit. I hope I never have to miss Christmas with them again.

November 13, 2006 6:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations on 5000 Posts!

My favourite thing about Christmas... hmmmm, I have two things...

1. Being with family and sharing the joy of giving and just being together

2. I LOVE Christmas lights.... sigh.

November 13, 2006 7:44 PM  
Blogger avonlea said...

My 1 favourite thing about Christmas; midnight Mass on Christmas Eve. There's something about arriving late at night...going into a dark Church filled with people...then the lights being turned on...and singing Christmas carols with everyone! It just moves me. =)

November 13, 2006 9:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS on the blog!!!

Favorite thing about Christmas?
Most of our family gets together and I LOVE giving presents - usually handmade!
We get to eat things we save only for the holidays!!!

November 14, 2006 8:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love Christmas because we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.I also love it because we see family and both our boys come home for a visit.

November 14, 2006 9:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW! Congrats!

What I love most about Christmas? Well definitely being with Family. and of course decorating for the holidays too! Love lights and Christmas Trees!!

November 14, 2006 12:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my favorite thing about christmas is that my daughters (and husbands) come home from college and everyone sits around the table eating, crafting, talking, laughing. It just is never better than when my kids are all home!

November 14, 2006 12:20 PM  
Blogger tntsmom said...


My favorite thing at Christmas is giving to the less fortunate. My family makes blankets & hats all year to donate in the cold months. We visit nursing & Retirement community's & give out hand made gifts. We also try every year to put some money aside to adopt an Angel & provide a nice Christmas for a child who is less fortunate. My kids love giving to others & I hope they continue our little family tradition when they are married & have little ones.

November 14, 2006 10:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats on the 5000. posts.......What I love most about xmas is decorating the tree with my 2 Boys and spending the holidays with Family .......ITs my favorite holiday.!!!!!!!!

November 15, 2006 12:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's great! 5000 is for sure a milestone....
Christmas favourites....snow, candles, celebration, family, fresh evergreen and Christ.
Mostly Christ.
Thanks for all your blogging fun!

November 15, 2006 3:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WooHoo!! Congrats on hitting 5,000! I just found your blog and I love it :) Your commentaries make me smile...like your corny words and phrases LOL! hehe.
Anyway, it's so hard to just pick one thing that I love best about Christmas...I love it all! Christmas is MAGICAL. It brings families together...the smells of gingerbread cookies and cinnamon candles...the lights!! Family giggling and spending time doing silly things like making snow angels. My family goes to a special Christmas Eve Candle light service at church every year and my dad serves us communion (he's the pastor). Jesus makes my cup overflow with joy and love especially during the holidays.

November 15, 2006 7:08 PM  
Blogger Laura said...


I love the spirit of Christmas and how it brings everyone together. I love the smell of peppermint and pine and the sound of Christmas music in the background. I love the smiles on my children's faces on Christmas morning and how that can never be replaced or taken away.

November 16, 2006 12:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great information on your blog - thanks and congratulations!

I enjoy the gathering of family at Christmas. Our time always seems to be spent working or "on the go". Christmas is a time to gather leisurely with those we love. To spend some quality time with your folks or siblings and their families.

November 16, 2006 2:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love your blog. Thank you for taking the time to do this for us.
My favorite thing about Christmas is the feeling of good will and friendliness of the people as I go about my daily life. It seems that attitudes change during the holiday season. And I enjoy all the festivities with my family.

November 16, 2006 4:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! 5,000 views that's awesome! I've checked your site before but I've never left comments because of the no anonymous comment thing but this AWESOME giveaway made me give in. Now for the What I love most about Christmas part...my answer would have to be my kids waking me way to early on Christmas morning to see if they can go downstairs and see what Santa brought. Their little faces are just priceless and even though I think it's entirely too early to be this excited I throw on my robe and give in. I love having the family together. Every year we go around the room and say what we thought our biggest blessing for the year was and this year it will be my miracle twin boys, because the day they were born at 26 weeks the doctor came to my room before I had even seen them and told me that I would probably be going to the NICU to hold them until they passed away. Anyway enough of my sad story...Christmas is a joyful time and I'm VERY JOYFUL this year to have my 3 older boys and the babies to wake me this year!

November 16, 2006 4:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the smell and sounds of Christmas and the fact that I know that family will be together. I can always count on the holidays to be able to get together with all my family. We have spread out over the years and it is the one time of year we come together. I love being with my family and sharing special moments. We all can be corny and not worry about anything and everyone laughs. It is always so much fun!

By the way I love your set it is so cute. I came here to see more details about it and found you have a contest too. Wow you are an awesome stamper and this set rocks!

November 17, 2006 5:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What terrific projects!

What I love most about Christmas, is that it changes hearts. Hearts are softened and people turn outward looking for ways they can help others. A smile, a hug, a thoughtful note. Those are things that help in a small way. Generous charitable contributions reach an all time high. What a great time of year! It makes my heart sing! Ah, those beautiful Christmas carols floating through the air. Christmas - a beautiful time of year!

November 17, 2006 7:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What terrific projects!

What I love most about Christmas, is that it changes hearts. Hearts are softened and people turn outward looking for ways they can help others. A smile, a hug, a thoughtful note. Those are things that help in a small way. Generous charitable contributions reach an all time high. What a great time of year! It makes my heart sing! Ah, those beautiful Christmas carols floating through the air. Christmas - a beautiful time of year!

November 17, 2006 7:53 AM  
Blogger ikkinlala said...

Congrats on 5000 views!

My favourite thing about Christmas these days is going home to visit my family, because I get along well with them and it gives me a break from my classes.

November 19, 2006 11:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Christmas has always been my favorite, (my youngest son practices his trumpet by playing Christmas carols for me all through the year) but now that I have a son away at college it is even more special. Now during Christmas, I work with the children at our church for our Christmas play, make Christmas cards for friends and family, and we all are together again!! It makes the holidays even more special!

November 19, 2006 12:36 PM  
Blogger Kim Ross said...

For me, my favorite Christmas memories revolve around the special foods made and served just for the occasion. Mrs. Britt across the street always brought over a yummy coffee cake for Christmas morning. The Babish family next door brought these amazing homemade cookies of several varieties. Mom made yummy pate. The house is being sold and the old neighbors have all moved away... but I'll always remember those Christmases. :)

November 19, 2006 7:37 PM  

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