Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Celebrating 400,000 Visits to my Blog



Would you like to win some Blog Candy?   It hasn't been quite three years since I started my blog to share my work with you, and notice I will soon have 400,000 visits to my blog and now have 554 Followers from 152 Countries.  I want to thank each of you for all your visits and comments letting me know you are really out there and enjoy my work. I love designing for Joan's Gardens and having the opportunity to give you lots of inspiration for using the products you purchase from her.   You always make my day.  I receive lots of comments from you stating you are putting lots of the dies and other products I use from Joan on your Wish List.  I thought instead of giving you products, that you might enjoy receiving a $25 Gift Certificate so you can go shopping at Joan's Gardens and pick out some of the items you have really been wanting.  I am going to leave this post open for one week and will choose a lucky Follower from comments left on this post.  It will be done by a  random drawing, so everyone leaving a comment on this post will have a chance to win.  I would love for you to leave me a comment telling me what your favorite products are from Joan's Gardens and what type of post gives you the most inspiration to start creating.

Thanks for helping me celebrate!

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126 comments:

Hussena said...

congrats on your 400,000 visit i am a follower for quite some time and i enjoy the tutorials on your blog the most and your card are such an inspiration...and i know you use all the products from Joann 's garden i love their die's and punches a lot.thanks for the chance to win :)

Paulla said...

congrats on you 400,000 visits! I know quite a few of them are from me! I can't wait to log on and see what you have created. I have only ordered once from Joan but it was a fantistic experience. I love that she carries all the different types of dies. So unique! I would love a chance to win so I could buy some more.

Carla S. said...

Hi Selma! Congrats on your blog milestones! I always enjoying visiting to see you stunning projects and wonderful tutorials! My favorite items in Joan's store are probably all the wonderful dies she carries (Spellbinders, Cheery Lynn, Memory Box, etc.) Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us!

Maryann said...

WOW congratulations with the many visits here, but I´m not surprised, as your work is so amazing and inspiring always.
I just love all your great idea with dies and punches, like your beautifful beautiful flowers. They are soooo amazing, and I really just love them.
I hope, we´ll get to see your wonderful work for many many more years to come.

Patti J said...

Oh my, Selma - Congratulations! I am awed, but not one bit surprised! You are amazing, and are a daily inspiration to me! I love Joan and her store is just fabulous. Her dies, stamps, and papers, make me so happy! Thanks for the chance to win!

GLENDA BROOKS said...

What a milestone girl! I'm not the least bit suprised! I know I must have been here 100,000 of those 400,000 visits! I love seeing your flower tutorials. I'm a flower kind of girl! Joan is a class act from start to finish and is always helpful in any way she can be. Always happy to assist. She carries wonderful products but my favorites are the dies!

Georgei said...

Congrats on your 400,000 visit
I to enjoy your cards and the tutorials on your blog
your cards are so very pretty all the this
there is not one that I do not like they are all beautiful
and the work that you put on them
thank for being there
and for Joann garden well I love the dies they are very pretty
would like have some of them
thank you for giveing a chance to win your candy
would be fun shopping at Joann
thank again
have a very nice day
HUGS

Joan Morriosn said...

I love all your cards I like the memory box die's I think Joan will tell I have bought about all of them because of your cards Thank You for sharing your wonderful ideas with us

Kathy B said...

Congrats on 400,000 visits! I love checking your blog to see the latest beautiful creation. I especially enjoy the flowers and tutorials to make them. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talent and the chance to win.

Memaw said...

Selma,
That is an awesome milestone - but when you started you never thought you would be here. I am very proud of you and all the creativity you share with all of us. Thanks for being there. From Joan's Garden I was introduced to some new and awesome suppliers of stamps, dies, etc and that is the only crafting store I buy from now. She is a one stop shop for sure. The two of you together better than "Chocolate"-LOL
Thanks for the chance to win:)
Judy

Sherry Kushibab said...

Wow - at least 4-5 hundred of those visits are from me - I love to check out and see the lovelies you create. They are inspirational. I swear though no matter how many flowers I practice they will never look quite as good as your. Congrats and thank you for sharing your talent with us all daily.

Marg said...

Congratulations! This must tell you that we love seeing your creations. I usually buy dies at Joan's but I have also bought some stamps. I just can't seem to find them near where I live. I love looking at your flowers and viewing the instructions as to how to make them. I even have got some of my friends hooked.

Olga said...

WOW that is just fantastic Selma,I am not a bit surprized,big Congrats!!!!I love your flowers amd easy to follow instructions you do, always have since day one! You are so amazing, from Joan, I guess first it would be dies, She is the one one I have ever bought Cheery Lynn dies from and several of my Spellbinders.

paperpapier said...

congrats on yout big hit..! I love the dies sold in Joan's Garden and love seeing varieties of beautiful flowers embellishment made for the card or project.

grace creations said...

I'm really thrilled to have found your site. You make the kind of cards I like to make and it's so great to see someone else doing things I enjoy. I was especially excited to find the emboss and cut dies from Marianne. I have an order in to Joan now for two of them. Your blog is so pretty that it's joy to look at it each evening when I get home from work. Thanks again for you lovely designs.

Leanne said...

Hello Selma
Congradulations on your successful blog and most beautiful work. It's such insperation to stop by each day to see some of the newest and recent stamping products on your site and how lovely it looks all put together. I hope to purchase that Sophia's Heart Doily soon. Your card yesterday with it was just beautiful. Conitnued blessings...from Leanne

Denise Bryant said...

I love your cards and tutorials, Selma! Always great to stop in and see what's new! Congrats on 400,000 visits!
At Joan's, I am delighted to see that she offers the Marianne dies and also the Memory Box/Poppystamps dies. I just recently ordered a couple of dies and received them really fast.
DeniseB

Nan G said...

Congrats Selma! What a great milestone for you. I love your flowers! I print pics of your cards so I can practice and try to make mine look as real as you do! So I would say your tutorials are very helpful. Thanks for introducing us to Joan, she is a delightful person. I too now buy exclusively from her! I have quite a list of new dies from Memory Box, Cheery Lynn and Marianne, that I'm saving up to buy, so a gift certificate would be fabulous! Thanks for sharing your talent with us and the blog candy!

Nancy said...

Selma, I've been a follower and a HUGE fan of yours for quite some time. I love the things you make using doilies and flowers. I bought the supplies I need to make them from Joan - so now I just need to practice.

I look forward to your posts every day. I get them via email so I always rush to click on yours when it comes. :-)

Betty Benton said...

You have such an inspirational blog, Selma! I love your flowers and the way you use those over the top beautiful dies! Congrats on all this visits -- I'm sure every one of them resulted in the visitor being blown away with your creativity!

Caroline D. said...

Congrats on your success!! 400K is a huge amazing number! I've just recently in the last few months found you and Joan's, but I've already been buying from her. lol She has good prices dont ya know! Thank you for the chance of winning such a generous giveaway! Crossing my fingers!

Hellilote (YanChik) said...

I am your fan recently. I really like your cards, like the composition and color. I am a novice, and for me the inspiration of your work! I like all products from Joan, but I'm not sure that sending me (I from Kazakhstan) Thank you for your work!

Diane G. said...

Selma, first of all, "Congratulations" on your milestone! I always look forward to checking your blog each evening as you are such an inspiration! I especially like the Spellbinders and Cheery Lynn's products from Joan's Store. I love the beautiful flowers and doilies you use. Your cards are amazing and your tutorials are great. Thanks for providing us with your beautiful cards! May you have a continuing successful cardmaking career!
Selma Diane

Angie said...

Wow! What a fantastic accomplishment. You should be so proud that you inspire so many around the globe. Can't wait to see what you have for us in the future.
Angie Scardina

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Dianna said...

Selma, as the commercial from long ago said "You've Come A Long Ways Baby". And you sure have. I started out with you in the beginning in Vancouver, when you began teaching me about rubber stamping. I was always so impressed with how creative you were, and today you continue to completely amaze me with your beautiful and stunning creations. I only just wish I had a tad bit of your talent. You are a great teacher and a wonderful friend who I am so blessed to know. Congrats on all of your successes and your 400,000 visits. Here's to another 400,000, which wouldn't surprise me at all. Thanks for a chance to win the blog candy, I love shopping at Joanns Gardens.

Always,
Dianna

Patty Sue 2 said...

Congratulations on followers and visits. I am not the best at commenting but I look forward to your lovely posts each day. I am always inspired by the lovely flowers you create and the lovely colors you use. I am in love with Cherry Lynn dies and Memory box dies.

Christine Wright said...

Hello Selma.
I have been enjoying your daily news letters for about four months now.
Congratulations on reaching 400, 000 visits.
I purchased two Marianne dies for Christmas card making in November and I was delighted with the results. They are so versatile.
Cheers, Christine.

Harriet Skelly said...

Wow that is a lot of hits and followers. I get your blog in my email so I don't leave comments but I do visit everyday and you have enabled me many times - I have become a customer of Joan's Garden. I have purchased dies and stamps from Joan.

jperr said...

Selma congratulations on all the visits to your blog,I,am surprised it isn't over a million as your creations are awesome,it is hard to pick a favourite as just about everything you make I want to buy from Joan's Garden,but I think I have to go with the punches you make the flowers with,I can't wait to see your tutorials they make it look like anyone can do them.
Jocelan

Annie said...

Congrats!! that is quite a milestone, and its no surprise to any of us!! Your cards are amazing. Joan is brilliant to have you demo her products. I love the Memory Box Dies, and I love that she carries so many different kinds! Love the stamps too!

Donna said...

Selma,
Congrats on all the wonderful visitors that you have had to your blog, and that is only because you do such wonderful work,and explain what you are doing so well. And what is also so very nice is that you take the time to answer questions and help as well.
I have purchased ALOT from Joan, thanks again due to all the inspiration you have given us.

What I do like about your posts are that you use such a wide variety of products, (Thanks to Joan's vast selection of inventory), you don't use just one companies products but many and that gives us more of a chance to be able to follow you, with us having a chance at having that product or something similar. And if Joan is not carrying a said product, she will try and get it for you and or direct you to where you may be able to get it, and she loves suggestions on items you think she might like! You all are just such a wonderful group of ladies!!! And I love the Challenges!!

Thanks to you all for your inspiration and lovely talents. Hope you have another booming year!!
Hugs
Donna

Anonymous said...

Congrats on 400,000 visits.
I enjoy checking your blog
each day to see what lovely
card you have done. I especially
like that you use the new dies
as Joan gets them in the store.
My favorite items from Joan's
Garden are the dies. I think
Joan is one special lady.
Thank you for a chance to win
so I can buy more dies.
Gladys R.

Rene said...

Well done Selma, I love your cards. My favourite are all the lovely dies on Joans Gardens. thanks for the chance to win.
Rene from OZ xo

GAZ said...

Congratulations on your 400,000 visits. Your blog is inspiring and your creations are awesome. Thanks for all you share and for the chance to win.

Jamie S said...

Selma, it's your outstanding quality designs that bring visitors to your blog. Pat yourself on the back!
I see lots of things that I like, but I guess my favorite at the moment are the Memory Box dies. I love all the dies, especially the new Spellbinders release, but there is just something about the MB dies that really catch my eye. Thanks for sharing all your creations with us.

Rebecca Ednie said...

I love getting paper packs, stamps and unusual dies from Joan. I order from her regularly.

Susan Joyce said...

Congratulation's on your blog milestone. I look forward to receiving you email notifications everyday, and I signed up originally for the beautiful flowers (especially the vellum flowers and the cornflowers) that you created out of all the different punches, before there was as many dies that are available now. I love the intricate cut outs that you use and they inspire me and they are all must haves. Because I live in Australia I have to wait a while and get a bit of a list going, then I purchase what I can afford at the time. Thanks' for all of your beautiful cards that inspire me.

Brenda said...

The die selection is very extensive. Your creations are amazing and the flower tutorials are exceptional.
Congrads on your success.
Thanks for the chance.

Lisa Wilson said...

I just want to say that all your work is beautiful and it gives me lots of inspiration. One of my favorites is the poinsettia cards you did at Christmas. But I love all the work you do with flowers and have attempted a few of them.
Keep the beautiful things coming.

Fernanda said...

Congratulations on this milestone! I love your work especially your flower creations. What I most like of Joan's products are the dies she carries-they are all so beautiful. However, I think my fav are the Cheery Lynn dies. Thanks for a chance at winning some blog candy and again congrats!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your 400.000 visits.
You are the first i visit every day
You are such an inspiration to me.
I love all the beautiful Cheery Lynn
dies.
Thank you for the chance to win.

Greetje

Linda Peterson said...

Wow,congratulations on such a successful blog. I love to read it---have learned so much. My favorite product is the Cheery Lynn dies---I have bought some and love them.

Colleen said...

Congratulations on your Big success.
I'm so inspired by your work.
Would love to win and get me a punch or 2 and maybe some of them wonderful dies.
Thank you for this opportunity

Sheila - Ginger said...

Oh Selma 400,000 visits!!! That's amazing! Congratulations. I 'm hooked on the Memory Box/ Poppy Stamp dies I just think they have so many wonderful shapes. I Love looking at all of your wonderful creations but love it when you put your beautiful flowers on them. Many Thanks for sharing you fabulous work with us and here's to the next 400,000 visits...well done Selma.

Love sheila xx

Marthamh2 said...

Congratulations!!!!. I really love your blog. Your cards are just beautiful. I really would have a hard time choosing what I like best, but I really like the punches and dies. Thanks for the chance to win.

Faye Webb said...

You are truly a very blessed lady with your talent. It's not surprising that you have so many followers. Thanks for sharing that talent with all of us!

Vonnie said...

Hi Selma and congrats on your hits. It is no surprise to me that, this many people follow you from all over. You are the best!
Joan gives you the lovely opportunity to show us your skills. Her store carries so many wonderful items. Some I wish I had gotten like the MS fig branch punch and some I can't wait to get...many Spellbinders.
Many more Happy years in the Blog world!

Unknown said...

Wow! 400,000 visits! It is no wonder... your work is amazing! I love your flowers and all the little extras that you tuck in around them. I would have a hard time choosing a favorite die...but I think there must be one (more like 100!) that is my favorite.

Inkypinkydelights said...

Very manay congratulations on your 400,000 Selma! I love visiting yur blog although I do not always get to comment. My favourites have to be all the lovely dies, including the cheery Lynn, but also the lovely flowers too. Your Tutorials are brilliant and much appreciated as I know this will take a lot of your time. Thanks so much for such wonderful inspiraton! Judy x

Sandra said...

I love stopping by daily to see all of your beautiful cards. You are such an inspiration! I love the Cherry Lyn products from Joann's Garden. I learned about ther from your website.
Sandra

Sharon said...

CONGRATS on the milestone. I love everything about your art. I love seeing all the layers you use and then reading your post and going back to look again, reading some more going back to look again. So much to see and marvel at. Genius comes to my mind. I love the memory box dies and Cheery Lynn dies. There is always more to want/need from those company's and if not they will entice us with new stuff each month that is a must. Love,love,love Joan's Gardens.
Thanks for the chance to win.

imsteelefullofscrap said...

Wow that is great my poor lil blog will never get that hi because I can not stop blogging on every one else's congrats and thank you for a chance to win

laurie said...

Well the number of visits to your site, Selma does not surprise any of us. Your style is absolutely stunning and your instructions very clear and comprehensive. Love the pine cone tutorial and will be trying that soon (have made that a New Year's Resolution) and I look forward to see every one of your new posts. THANK YOU so very much for sharing.

The Other Patti Sue said...

Selma you are always an inspiration! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us (0=

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Selma for reaching 400,000 visitors to your blog. I'm really loving the cards that you make using the Chery Lynn Designs, and hope to own some of them myself one of these days. Thanks for all the inspiration that you have provided me with and also for a chance to win a great prize.

Judy Covey
paljudy@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

My favorite right now is Memory Box dies. I love ordering from Joan and sometimes it is hard to say "no you have ordered enough for this month" I want it all LOL!!!!
Congrats on your 400,000 visits on your blog, which I look forward to daily. You are so talented and it helps me get my mojo started.
Kandi

ednamburgess said...

Just seeing the beautiful cards you make is the inspiration I need. And the instructions are great. I guess the dies and stamps are my favorite things. congratulations on your 400,000 visits. That's a lot in just 3 years. Thanks for everything. Edna

anotherid4me said...

always enjoy seeing the variety of creations & tutorials! Love the dies at Joan's G

Anonymous said...

Selma:

Congratulations on your ‘almost’ three years. I can’t tell you how much I have enjoyed receiving your e-mails in which you share your creativity and it is great that you tell us what products you have used in making your cards, etc. I haven’t purchased anything from Joan’s Gardens as yet but hope to fairly soon as my ‘wish list’ is also getting longer just about every time I hear from you. I am in the process of learning how to make my own flowers and appreciate how realistic the ones that you make look so I will keep trying.

Look forward to receiving your next e-mail.

Pat

Donna said...

Congrats on such a milestone, Selma! I'm never disappointed when I come visit your blog. There is always lovely eye candy to look at here. And what a question?! It's just too hard to pick one item so I'll make a short list. Punches, dies and embossing folders. I couldn't live without them. On my wishlist is more flower dies so I can make some of those lovely flowers that I see on your cards all the time. Thanks so much for all the inspiration. And here's to anopther three years!

Anonymous said...

Love all your creations. Just think how many people you touch each time you post!!! Amazing! I love to see and use all the spellbinder dies. thank you.

creativearts said...

I can't wait until I open your e-mail each morning to see what you have created! You are so talented and I love all of your creations. Congratulations on the 400,000 visits! I love ordering my dies from Joan's Gardens as she always has the latest dies!

Joanne G said...

I am new to Joan's Gardans and I love so many of great things she has! The vidios are my fav! I can't wait to try all the different, new to me, techniques.
You have such beautiful cards and projects here on your pages. Truly an inspiration!
So nice of you to offer such a great gift!

lamepaw said...

Selma,
What a surprise to open your email this morning to this! Reminds me of Christmas! I think were I to go shopping at Joan's I'd fill my basket with dies. I seem to be addicted to those little pieces of metal. LOL! Thank you so much for your fabulous blog, all your spectacular work and your generosity...oh yes and congrats on the number of followers!

Judy I said...

Congratulations on your milestone. I love that Joan's Gardens has such a wide variety of dies and I think you've used everyone of them in your gorgeous creations. I love the wonderful things you do with flowers. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

Anonymous said...

What a great opportunity to tell you how much I always admire your
beautiful workmanship. Congratulations on your 400,000 visits. I have received so many ideas for my own cards. My favorite products are all the dies you highlight. You are an inspiration to me and my friends.
Carol from Massachusetts

Vail said...

Congratulations Selma, I love your creations and tutorials. I had the flower books and some punches for a few years but didn't really get inspired to work with them until I started following your blog. My favorite product from Joan are the dies. Thank you for this chance to win a gift certificate to her store.

Karol L said...

Congratulations on 400,000 visits. I know you make my day with all the beautiful creations you post each day. Your tutorials are so very helpful, and then I head over to Joann’s. I love Joann’s garden and the special care she take with making sure we are satisfied with our orders, she has even called to let me know when a product is back-ordered. Don’t get that from just everyone. My favorites are the dies, they are becoming more and more detailed and just great to work with.
Thanks you for the chance to win some candy..
Hugs
Karol

lisa808 said...

Congrats!!! My favorite products from Joan's Garden are the dies. All of your cards are so gorgeous and inspiring.

Darla said...

I don't think I can pick a favourite product... But some favourites are the glue glider, lace doily type dies, justrite, lablanche and heartfelt creations stamps.
I always live any of your posts with your creations in them however I must say I am partial to your flowers and things with doily style stuff on it. I really like your tutorials too!! :)

Carol P said...

I love your cards. I was lucky enough to meet you at Joan's for the class you taught 2 yrs. ago. I love the dies and how you use the punches!

Newbie said...

Congrats, Selma!!!! I am not surprised at all the followers!!! You make the most awesome projects! They are a joy to see and an inspiration!!! I just love your flowers! But the most interesting thing Joan carries for me are the dies!!! She is a gem of a person, always willing and ready to help!!

Genny said...

Congrats on your 400,000 visits. Your blog is on of the few I receive by email instead of reader, because I don't want to miss it and want to see it right away! I love your creations. What inspires me is the intricate dies. But, I really enjoy your style!

Anonymous said...

Hi Selma
have just found your FAB-U-LUS blog, your creations are O.O.T.W. Would love you to do a tutorial on the beautiful rose's you created (although mine WON"T be anything as gorgeous as your's), Your's look as good as mine that I have in my garden. As for you asking WHAT my favourite things are in Joan's garden LOVE everything.
thank you for ALL your wonderful inspiration.
hugs
Sandra (craftynan)

Sarah Stainback said...

Hi, Selma -- I view your blog everyday and enjoy it very much. The things I have bought most from Joan are dies and embossing folders. I also appreciate it that she only charges exact postage. I love all your wonderful creations, but would like to see more that are flatter and more easily mailable. I correspond and swap with several other card makers, and postage is a big cost.
Have a great day!

windycindy said...

Many congratulations on your accomplishments! I love the
Kaisercraft Papers at Joan's
Gardens. My favorite part of
your Blog are card examples
with the directions and products
used...
Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Debbie Dunham said...

Congrats on your 400,000 visits! I am new to card making and when I went to search for inspiration I found your gallery on SCS. I have been a huge fan ever since! I love the Cheery Lynn dies and have them on my wish list for my birthday....next month! Thank you for the chance to win!

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

You have been a real inspiration to me with the projects you have posted. You have also been a really big "enabler" in my life. LOL Blessings to you on your very successful blog. You made me check to see how long I've had mine up and it was 3 years last October. My how time flies when you are having so much fun. Looking forward to a lot more inspiration and enabling from you. :)

Cynde Skelly said...

I am in SELMALAND everyday.The first thing I do is get my cup of "Selma" no sugar needed (It comes pre-sweetened) Then I try and find the time to re-create all the tempting creations. The cherry on top is the expert teaching you soooo share! Love all the dies, especially the old fashioned ones.

Becky said...

HI Selma...I've been a follower and will continue to be. Your creations are so inspiring...congratulations on all the visits to your blog...WOW! that is really an accomplishment. As for my favorites from Joan's...I have to say everything she has, lol! I can't pinpoint any one thing. My wish list is about 5 miles long right now, lol! Thanks for a chance to win some candy!!!

Cindy Lou said...

Congrats Selma on your 400,000 visits, I know that I have contributed to quite a few of those visits ;) Favorite things at Joans include the dies and stamps. You almost can't have one without the other lol. Joan gets lots of money and visits from me too :D. Keep up the great work and the inspiring.

Pattyb said...

Hi Selma..............congrats on the 400,000 visits! That's AWESOME! I have followed your blog for sometime now, and love, love, love all your gorgeous creations! The products I like best in Joan's store are the Cheery Lynn and Memory Box dies. They make such gorgeous doilies! Love it when you use those in your cards.

Rene said...

Selma,

I can understand why you would have that many visits! I love your work and the tutorials..extremely helpful. My favorite is the ones you have done with the Madison Window die. All your work is exceptional, but I especially think these have a feeling like "welcome home". Thanks for all you do.

Potpie said...

I look forward every day to your Stamping Corner email, I've gotten so many ideas from you! I love Joan's Garden selection of dies, especially the Cheery Lynn line, and what I need to do is stop buying more and having fun with what I've already purchased! :) Congratulations on your 400,000 mark and keep up the great inspiration!

Nancy Seed said...

Congrats on your 400,000 Visits. I am just starting out with my blog can't imagine every hitting such a number.
Love your creations, and whenever I see one come through on my emails, I know that I will be in for a treat. The dies you use really add an extra little bit of bling without all the glitz. Personally I don't have any Spellbinders, but I have started a wish list.
Keep up the great creations.

Pat Myers said...

Hmmm. . . How to choose a favorite Joan's Gardens product . . . IMPOSSIBLE! I love all of the die cuts and have become a fan of using them. Thanks so much for sharing your talent each week!

Elaine said...

Love following your blog and seeing all the wonderful inspiration! My favorites lately seem to be the new Cheery Lynn Dies. Thanks for all you do!

ewillcox at earthlink dot net

Bette S said...

Congratulations! That's quite a milestone, especially in just three, short years! You cannot imagine how much I look forward to your blog and your beautiful creations. Between you and Joan, I'm going broke buying all these wonderful products she carries. Now if I just had some of your creative ability to go with them! Thank you so much for sharing with us and sending wishes for many, many, more blogs to come.

Peggy said...

Congratulation! I love your cards and projects. They are always so inticate and beautiful. Of course I love it when you make flowers. I love the Cheery Lynn Design dies (especially the dollies). Thanks for the chance to win.
Blessings,
Peggy Allen

Judy said...

Congratulations on your blog posts.You are my most favorite blog and always provide a creative inspiration. I love the projects you create with all the new dies. You make me want to order all of them.

Candy Meyers said...

Wow, 400,000. That's impressive. I love the cards you make with the different dies, whether they be Cheery Lynn or Memory Box. All of them have been an inspiration to me.
Candy Meyers

Barb Fouse said...

I love your cards. They are an inspiration for me. I hope to one day make cards this beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Love your work, you are such an inspiration to me!!!! Thanks! rcalvi@q.com

Anonymous said...

Hi Selma, Received your email and my favorite products from Joan’s Garden are the dies and precut from Heartfelt Creations and also like Marianne dies. Cheery Lynn dies are one of my favorites too. Your posts that you design are the beautiful doilies on the cards and I too love when you create the flowers. I love making the flowers and doing them different each time. They give me a lot of inspiration when making my cards.

Thank you for giving me that inspiration.

Love,Ginny

Anonymous said...

I love your work and have followed for a long time! Thanks so much for turning me on to Memory Box dies! My Joan's list is getting so long! Congrats on your successful blog! Karen Knegtens

Rosalee said...

Congrats on the 400,000 visits you deserve them. The type of post that gives me inspiration to create is a tutorial post, especially when its a multi fold card, could be anything.
My favorite products from the JG store are spellbinders and punches. I'm so hooked on those you have no idea. Thanks for the chance
Hugs, Rosalee

Lenoria said...

Congrats on all your blog visits! I visit your site at least once a day. I have ordered from Joan and love the service. Currently I think my favorite things are the Memory Box or the Marianne dies. I enjoy seeing all your beautiful creations and love the tutorials and they always make me want to find ways I can use the things I have in place of some items you use that I don't have. Thanks for a chance to win and for all the joy of seeing your beautiful designs!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your 400,000 visit...I'm a great fan of your blog and I love everything you make...especially all your beautiful flowers...Joan has so many beautiful dies and punches...and anything you create inspires me so much...I'm a great fan of Joan's Tags also...hugs...
Denise Trottier

Wanda said...

I am celebrating with you! I am a brand new looky loo. I just found you last week and I am so glad. I already put my first order in and found Joan to be a very friendly lady. I feel like we are friends already. I just love your card creations, they speak to my heart, actually they squeeze my heart! I love your colors and details. I can't stop looking!

Bonnie Pruett said...

Congratulations on your blog visits! I love your cards using the Cheery Lynn dies. I especially like ideas for flat cards that I can send in the mail.

jean w. said...

No wonder so many people follow you, you are such an inspiration to all of us! Your cards and projects are the greatest. I love all of them! Love this new window die!

Frann said...

Selma, I have been following your blog ever since I discovered it about a year ago. I've been making flowers similar to yours for several years. You inspire me by the way you add elegance with the various die cuts from Marianne, Cheery Lynn, Memory Box, etc. Every time I get ready to place an order with Joan's Gardens, you show something new and I have to stop and reconsider. After all, I can't buy everything! Thanks for the enabling that you do. I love it!

Marilyn M said...

Hi Selma, Congrats!!! I love your blog and all your posts, but especially the tutorials. I love looking at all your cards, but it is nice to have the tutorials to help me create cards. Thank you for a chance to win.

Sandi said...

Hello, I am new to your site, but love what I am seeing. What a great bunch of new ideas for me. I need to look this over alot more, but glad to be here. Congrats on the 400,000 visits. I hope to be looking at your site when you reach your next milestone.

Anonymous said...

You inspire me so much. But I do spend more time looking at your work and I need to get busy and make some pretties too. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with all of us, Starla gebbie

Sherry said...

congrats on your 400,000 hits. I love the new dies they are coming out with and I ejoy your tutorials.

Janet Vine said...

Congratulation on your 400,000 visits! It is easy to understand why we all want to visit your site.
Your cards are some of the most beautiful I have seen. They inspire me to make more cards. I really appreciate your God given creativity.

Regena said...

Hello Selma
Congratulations on your successful blog and most beautiful work. It's such inspiration to stop by each day to see some of the newest and recent stamping products on your site and how lovely it looks all put together.
My favorites from Joan's Garden would have to be the awesome dies and Spellbinders

Betty Neville said...

Big congrats on your 400,000 hits, Selma! Your cards and projects are always so beautiful! I think my favorite products from Joan's store would be the different dies. I love it when you use dies - especially in ways I wouldn't have thought of. :) Thank you for the chance to win!

Joan Morrrison said...

I am a big fan of yours and it is no surpise that you have gotten 400,000 visits I DO IT EVERY DAY

Joan said...

you posted Rose Bud Tutorial and where did you get the emboss frame by Joy I did not see it on Joan's craft please e-mail me at lynnmorr7@comcast.net

Linda Carson said...

400,000 hits! WOW! Congratulations Selma! I just became a follower after finding Joan's Gardens and your beautiful artwork! Love the variety of companies Joan carries of die cuts. I enjoy seeing tutorials for inspiration.

ecclesp said...

Well Selma, because of you, I found Joan and am now broke but happy. Joan carries the most beautful of all the dies and other tools on the market but you make them show all of their potential!I love the elegance of all your work, no matter the subject. Sure wish I had you local so I could just sit and watch...Beautiful, beautiful creations! Patsy

stephi said...

Wow 400,000---that's amazing. You have a true gift for designing and crafting. I look forward to seeing your posts everyday for their beauty and inspiration I get from them. You and Joan make a great team. You make all her stuff irresistable to me and I definately want it all!!!

foxyenglishcrafter said...

Congratulations on your 400,000 visitors. i only stumbled across your blog yesterday so I am a newbie, but already spent hours looking at your beautiful creations. Thank you for sharing your cards and your detailed posts.

happy crafting
Julie

sandi_serge said...

Congratulations on 400,000 visits to your blog! I love your cards and tutorials! They are so inspiring and motivating. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us day after day!

Ashnick Corners said...

wow, almost 400,000 visits that's astonishing, I found you through Pinterest my new addiction for very good reason, tons of inspiration and it leads me to very talented people such as yourself. I am not familiar with Joan's Garden but will have to go check them out now and would be thrilled to win a GC for something new to me. Thanks for the chance to win. I will definitely visit your blog again, already bookmarked.

Lynn M said...

I can't believe that you have over 400k visits already, it seams like yesterday you joined up with Joan.
You are really doing some wonderful work and easy to follow, that is what I like about your work. Well congrats and hoping for another 400k. Keep going girl I know you have it in you!!!!!!

Pssequimages said...

Thank you for all you share Selma. My favorites from Joan's Garden are the punches to make the little paper flowers. I love the ones done with the geranium punch (Magnolias) and the new one you shared with the Begonia Punch. The toolkit is absolutely indispensable, and if I had to name ONE thing it would be that. I love the products she carries.

Sherry Kushibab said...

Congrats on 400,000 - I am not at all surprised. I have followed you since I started blogging and I have to apologize, while I visit and am inspired I don't always leave a comment. Just visiting gets me all excited and inspired to try something new. I love your layers and your flowers are outstanding. Joan was wonderful when I placed an order - I think she is very reasonable and I love her dies. Whether I win or not know everyday I look to see what you have done and your work always brings a smile to my face. Hugs.

Die Cut Lady said...

wow that is a lot of visitor! Congratulations. You have such a wonderful style. I love your attention to detail.

BettyAnn Arrasmith said...

Selma, it is not surprising you have so many followers! You do beautiful work! I enjoy every post. I have enjoyed every item that I have ordered from Joan's Gardens and the really neat part is when I get to talk with her. She is so very nice and personable. Thank you for the opportunity to win some blog candy.

craftysals creative corner said...

Wow 400,000 visits, I am new to your blog and its not difficult to see why you have so many followers and visits, your work is fantastic and so inspiring I will be coming back again soon. I am from England so don't think I would be able to order from joans, not that I have tried,
Good luck and I will be back lol

craftysals creative corner said...

Wow 400,000 visits, I am new to your blog and its not difficult to see why you have so many followers and visits, your work is fantastic and so inspiring I will be coming back again soon. I am from England so don't think I would be able to order from joans, not that I have tried,
Good luck and I will be back lol

Anonymous said...

I'm so thrilled to have found your site. You make beautiful cards! I have gotten better at making flowers since reading your blog. Everything you do so pretty and I love to look at it everyday to see what's new. Thanks again for sharing!

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