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Friday, September 5, 2008

398!! Really?! plus Blog Candy

My number is going down (or is it UP) fast!! In July I was so happy to have my number just under 500, at 490. And now my blog is rated at 398 by Stamping Top 50!!

I have to thank all of you for this. To celebrate and to show my appreciation, I am having a blog candy OF COURSE!!

This is what I have for the blog candy this time: Card Kit by Basic Grey, Card set and two coordinating Clear Stamp sets from Inkadinkado, tons of Prima French Can-Ection flowers plus 20 stamped Tilda and/or Edwin images of your choice.

Sorry about all the glare in the photo, it is hard to get a decent picture at this time of the night ;)


Here is how we are going to play:

- Receive one entry by simply telling my in your comment which one of my recent cards you like the most and why.
- Receive an additional entry by mentioning my blog candy on your blog.

Everyone is welcome to participate, even if you don't live in US. I will ship internationally..

I will draw the winning number next Thursday, September 11th at around 10 pm PST.

Good Luck!!

:) Irina

76 comments:

Doris said...

congrats! your blog is great, my fav recent card? It's Your Birthday - Pop Up card, I love your way of colouring and wish one day I will do this such good:) your blog candy is great! I posted about it on my blog here http://doris86place.blogspot.com/2008/09/irina-has-blog-candy.html

stampinc said...

Congrats! I just love all your cards. I just love Tilda and yes I don't have any. :( One of my favorite cards would have to be Tilda at the Beach. I just love the colors and the layout. You are one creative and inspiring stamper. Thanks for a chance.

Linda said...

Congratulations!. You have the most awesome cards. I love the Winter Edwin--happy holidays card. I am thinking about Christmas cards and love all of the different textures on that particular card.
Linda Peterson

wendy peatross said...

I love the Best Witches card! And of course all of your Tilda cards. Congrats on making the list. That is so cool.

nicktośka said...

hi irina.

best regards for Poland. The best card for me is BEST WITCHES - it is fun, cute and I like the layout :D

here is my blog with the informations about your candy:

http://nicktoska.blox.pl/2008/09/karteczki-okolicznosciowe.html

thanks for the chance :D
magdalena

Winxy Escapes said...

grats!

and i love the gold fishes card reminds me a koi pond i visited when i was little colors are so vibrant! I will post on my blog for you

www.winxyescapes.blogspot.com

michvan said...

Yeah!!! Congrats, Irina! Love all of your cards, but forced to choose a recent favorite, it would probably have to be your Kodomo goldfish . . . the coloring on those is exquisite (as usual)!

Hugs,
Michelle

Drycha said...

Congrats!
truly,I found Your blog today... and I don't know, could I sit in candy?
If your answer sound "yes"... thanks :)

I saw nice cards, "Best witches" is verry funny, but... my favourite is "when life gives you lemons.." very optimistic text, excellent realization :D

Note on my blog: http://drycha.blog.onet.pl/2,ID341136868,index.html :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Irina,

Congratulations Again. You know that I love all your cards since I take all of your classes.........LOL. As for the most recent besides all the Tilda cards I have to say are both the Halloween cards (witches and pumpkins) since you're the only one that could get me to take a class that on a topic I've never had an interst in. That's amazing and thank you.

The blog candy looks delicious and that's saying a lot since I love chocolate so much......haha.

Hugs,

Sylvia

Carol said...

You blog is very fun to keep up with; so i am glad you got noticed for that. My favorite card is Kodomo Cards Series - Gold Fishes; i like it because you do something that i am always struggleling with; shadding and blending colors; it almost looks like a painting, i love it!

karen said...

Congratulations on your progress up the ladder! I really like your coloring in the Kodomo card series, particularly with the beautiful goldfish. Keep up the great work.

Cal said...

I love all of your tilda cards. I never liked them before, I thought they were ugly, but now I find myself over at Cranberry Hill looking for the ones that you used. I love your blog and I am glad to see you are climing the Top 50 list. Congrats

KAMAFTUT said...

Congrats :)

Your blog candy is sweet!

Note on my blog: http://salonik-kamaftut.blogspot.com

best regards

Joanna

Cynde said...

I love the Tilda Card in the pumpkins, I love your coloring and thats shes popped up but also the length of the card. Most of the time you only see small cards. I love that with the length you were able to do the extra embossing on the strip. I also love the Edwin Card on that stacked bales of hay. Oh and I also love the Kodomo cards, little birdie Sparrows, and the Carp swimming, and ....
Well I love them all!!
Your so very talented! I can't pick just one....

Bunny B said...

My fave is the It's your Birthday Pop Up (http://everythingpapercrafts.blogspot.com/2008/08/its-your-birthday-pop-up.html)! It's really cute - the images, the pop-up and colors! Thanks!

bunnybx at gmail . com

Bunny B said...

I've also blogged!
Thanks!

bunnybx at gmail . com

Jacqueline TrésBella said...

Your blog is fantastic, I like the different techniques that you use and explain what you used. And your photos of your cards, are really clear. I linked you here
http://www.sparklescharmsandbows.blogspot.com

Jacqueline

Jacquie said...

Well, I would have to say the Gold Fishes card is my fav, so far. However, I really like the elegant Happy Birthday card that you posted just after that. I like the Fishes card, because your coloring is beautiful!! I am still learning, so this card is inspiring to me! Thanks for the chance to win your generous offering! Take care and have a great night! I am off to link this to my blog!!!

Sarah Elliott said...

Congratulations! I would have to say that "Best Witches" is my absolute fav. Halloween is my favorite holiday and I really like the image you used.

Julia said...

Congrats! I love the first Kodomo card the most out of your recent cards. It's unique and colored so beautifully!

Thanks for a chance at the GREAT blog candy!

sandyh50 said...

Your blog is great and I love all your cards! I do like the copper embossed Lovely as a Tree card and the layout of it. I still need to buy that set! I don't have a blog but would love a chance to win this neat blog candy!

sandyh502001 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I like your Scalloped Roses card because it's a little different. Your If The Broom Fits card is also very cute! Congrats on your blog success.

Swedie

Claudia said...

Congratulations, you have a wonderful blog ! I love your bird cards you did, birds galore, I love the way you blended the background colors. I've put you on my blog.
Claudia
scfranson@charter.net
www.claudiafranson.blogspot.com

Amy said...

Ack! How am I supposed to pick just one? I love your your trio of birds galore cards; they are just stunning! But the Penny Black Halloween cards are just too cute. Those cats have so much personality and I love Halloween, so the cards make me smile :-) Thanks so much for sharing such great inspiration!

Kim said...

CONGRATULATIONS on your accomplishment...that is so much fun! And your blog candy looks so yummy....I would be honored to win that and play with it!!!! Those flowers look delicious to play with! I LOVE your scallop roses card, it's stunning...and your coloring is WONDERFUL!
Hugs~ Kim

Brenda said...

Congrats, my favorite card is If the Broom Fits. I love that witch she cracks me up and your colors and layout are prefect. I also really enjoyed you two black magic cards. Thank you for the chance to win.

Sue McGettigan said...

How fun to see your ranking go up the chain! I love your purple polished stone butterfly card, the sentiment is wonderful too!

Susan said...

I love your Komodo Card Series Gold Fish card. It's absolutely stunning! It has so much color and the detailing is just beautiful!

It's Susan from the Magnolia-licious group and I posted your blog candy on my blog at http://stampingtink.blogspot.com.

Thanks for the great opportunity, but thanks more for the great cards to look at!

Charmaine said...

Great blog candy. I don't think I have a favorite...well...anything you do with Tilda or Edwin are my favorites! They are always so adorable. And you did inspire me to go out and finally get some UTEE to try the cracked glass technique. Thanks for all you do.

Charmaine

Veronica Amelio said...

Hi Irina,

I'm a big fan of Tilda and its hard to pick a favorite one because all the cards you do with Tilda and Edwin are also so cute. I would have to say that my favorite is the Window Tilda.

I am heading to my blog tell everyone about your blog. I've already given it to the girls in my stamping club earlier in the week.

Veronica

Stampin Cats said...

Congrats. My favorite cards are the komono series and out of those I love the Jolly sparrows. Where did you find the inkadinkado circle stamps. I have been looking for them everywhere. I'd perfer not to buy then on line. Love those stamps.

Veronica Amelio said...

Oops....forgot to leave my blog information

http://sweet&sassystamper.blogspot.com

jules p said...

my fav would have to be "lovely as a tree". My favorite season is Fall. And that card just screams Fall. And the way you had the lay-out of the card. It fit so well!

Karen said...

Hi Irena: I was so busy looking at your great blog I just left this message in the post above! I love your blog and the creations on it! The Kodomo set is awesome (I'm off to look at the extra pics) and I love the unusual shape of the black magic card.

I have linked you on the right of my blog and will definitely be back :)

Lisa j said...

I really love the Polished Stone card. I love that flower set and the butterfly. Your card box is really great...I love washi paper....I live in Japan right now.

Janean Campbell said...

What an ispiring blog...I love all of your creations..My Fav is Best Witches...

Iskra01pl said...

Hi, I really like your blog, I'm glad that I've found it! Here's my entry on candy:
http://studiolimonka.blogspot.com/2008/09/dobre-adresy-blog-candy.html

Purple Princess said...

Just found your blog today and it's very inspiring! My favorite card is the scalloped roses because it's so unique. I am drawn to black cards lately. I posted a link to your blog on my blog. http://purpleprincesstara.blogspot.com/

Veronica said...

oh my goodness...will I ever get it right. Third time is a charm. Here is my blog

http://sweetsassystamper.blogspot.com

Veronica

Jennifer Hodge said...

I just found your blog and happy I did....I love the Swimmming Carp Card...with runner up being the Goldfish one.

Jennifer Hodge said...

This is my second entry as I have shared your blog on mine...http://inking-obsessions.blogspot.com/

Lori Barnett said...

awesome about your blog! I love the winter tilda card. VERY CUTE! I don't have any of those stamps but would love too. Someday I'll get some to add to my growing stamp collection :)

pammy jo said...

congrats on your blog rating - it is fabulous. i'll be popping back in to check out your great stuff! I really like the pop-up birthday card you made with Penny Black stamps...the mice in the image are so cute, and who doesn't like a pop-up surprise?! thanks for a chance to win :)

SusanR said...

I just love your cracked glass Christmas cards. That is such a cook technique and I always love Christmas cards - I find myself making them all year long! Congrats on your blog # - it will be added to my faves! Thanks for a chance at the great blog candy!

JenMarie said...

Ooo, great giveaway!
Hmmm...let me go see...
Ok, my fav recent card is the butterfly card right above this post, totally gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Irina

Don't know what blog candy is, but it was very hard to pick a favorite because all of your cards are my favorites, but if I had to choose: "if the broom fits".... and the other witches cards, I loved them, they are very amusing.

Again, congratulations

Rosalie

acupofjoy said...

Lovely! My favorite is the Butterfly card that says,

"In those times I can't seem to find God, I rest in the assurance He knows how to find me."

I shared about your contest here:
http://acupofjoy.wordpress.com/joyful-finds/

dbstout{at}juno{dot}com

Lauren said...

Great Candy, I am a first-timer to your blog and I really love your work. After searching for a bit, I decided I liked the 'Are you dreaming of a pink Christmas? ' I just really love the card, its so cute.
I have also added your candy to my sidebar on my blog.
thank you
Lauren xx

Karin said...

Hi Irina,

Congratulations!!
Great candy, thanks for the chance to win this.
Best card lately I think is the card with the lolly sparrows.
I love the birdies and the colors.
i made a link on the right side of my blog.

xoxo karin

TXsunlover said...

I love your Halloween cards, especially "If the Broom Fits..."! Thanks for the chance to win!
proudyaya04 {at} yahoo {dot} com

AmandaSue said...

I love the Goldfish card you made in the Kodomo series :)

Ginny said...

Halloween is my favorite time of year, so I just love If the broom fits, that is hilarious! Love it!

Rebecca said...

Polished Stone Butterfly is my favorite! It is so beautiful, I wish I had that kind of talent!

legacyofbrutalitysa{AT}gmail.com

Rebecca said...

I blogged about this giveaway:Here

legacyofbrutalitysa{AT}gmail.com

Pam S. said...

love the Christmas card you just posted w/the Magnolia Tilda in front of the fireplace...wonderful...love Christmas and this card would be awesome on a fireplace mantel, bookcase or TV!
Your blog is so inspiring....a fave for sure!

Monique said...

I can't possibly think of any card of yours that I don't love. They all inspire me and have me wishing I could make some just as fabulous. You have amazing talent and I always look forward to reading your blog.

Karten-Stempel-Chaos by Inge said...

Hi,
Great candy! Thanks for the chance to win.
I post a link on my blog.
I love your cards and layouts, my favorite is the Best Witches card!

Hugs
Inge

Roberta said...

Great candy! I simply loved the halloween one that says, IF the broom fits. - hilarious.

congratulaions getting your blog hits and good luck.

rhubbert@socal.rr.com

cathyhall said...

I really like the sneak peak of the holiday cards, i preferred the one of the girl with the fire (i couldn't see what it was called).

Thank you - I am a scrapbooking addict but have never made cards.

davidjnorris@ntlworld.com said...

Oh my goodness, they are all beautiful. - I really liked the golfish one - in the Komodo set. (I saw so many ). - the halloween ones are too funny. I like hunour with my cards.

tessa said...

I loove your newest card (the christmascard) I also wrote about your candy in my blog ;-)

Dorota said...

congrats, I like It's Your Birthday - Pop Up card, it's lovely

raczudek@poczta.onet.pl

Kasia said...

Edwin--happy holidays card is great! congratulations :)

kasik_19@tlen.pl

Danielle Richard said...

I would have to say the Tilda in front of that fireplace is my favorite so far!! Thanks for a chance at some blog candy!!
Danielle
www.memorycottage.blogspot.com

Jeanette said...

Congrats on your blog rating. Hardly a surprise since it is so amazing! I am torn on which card to pick but I guess it would have to be Farmer Tilda in the pumpkin patch! I have posted a lin to your candy on my blog here.

Melissa said...

I love your "give thanks Tilda" card from a few weeks ago. Fall is my favorite season, so anything with a fall theme is sure to catch my eye. I love those cuttlebug pumpkins - they add the perfect touch!

cheribella said...

Wow! This is my first visit to your blog but it won't be my last. Your work is amazing. How do I pick one favorite? I love the Penny Black pop-up cards...but all of your cards are over the top! I will post a link to your blog candy on my blog and you can check it here www.cheribella.wordpress.com
thanks for the opportunity to win.
Cheri

faith said...

I love the Kodomo cards, my favorite is the "fishes" w/ the one of the birds trailing not too far behind.

Steve, Mae & Nic said...

I just love the Magnolia card you posted yesterday (9/9). It is super cute & I just love it. A great idea. Thanks for sharing.

Maria Matter said...

Your blog is inspirational! Love the cards, folders, boxes etc. One of my favs is your Scallop Rose, it's the scallop circle you used with the black magic technique. I liked it because up til seeing yours I always tried to make my circle cards with two circle and never thought to attached the scallop to a little *card*! So thank you, you opened my eyes to a new technique!
I'm giving your candy a shout on my blog:
Joyful Stamper
Check it out and enter my for my candy while you're there!
Blessings, Maria

Connie N said...

My favorite card is the on you made with the Kodomo stamp Jolly Sparrows. It's gorgeous! I also love the shadow boxes you did for you last giveaway--adorable!
Thanks for the chance to win!

retc said...

Anything with Tilda.
And the Best Witches.

ribenaruby said...

Congratulations!First time to your blog.I also like the Best Witches card but all your cards are beautiful.

Heidi said...

Well I do love your pop up cards but I really loved the christmas crackle card the best. YOu have some wonderful stuff here. HEidi

www.heidishappystamping.blogspot.com

Riley said...

Lovely blog candy!!
Here's my blog:
Rileys Dream Corner
Hugs Riley

Martha said...

Penny Black Halloween is my favorite card that you made. Cats rule!!