Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Fuchsia Gratitude


I just noticed that this is my 500th post here on The Card Castle! Wow! I'm thinking I need to give away a prize or something... Let me talk about a couple of other things and then I will tell you about it.

I want to mention that I never expected this blog to be anything but a way for me to communicate with my girlfriends and show them what I was doing since we all started moving away. I'm happy to still see most of them here along with all my new friends.

Speaking of new friends, I received this Fuchsia stamp in the mail from one of my Gingerwood Friends last week. I made two other cards with this stamp too that I intended to include in the post. Right now, they are MIA. I'm pretty sure I set them aside( in a safe place, no doubt) so that when the light was perfect, I could photograph them. Of course when the light was right, I couldn't find them. And that was yesterday! Today, I still can't find them!
Oh well, that'll give me something to post about when I do find them. But, let's get back to the generous Gingerwoodie, Martha. What a generous and sweet lady. She said wanted to bless me with something and that she did. She also included with the stamp, some flowers and ribbon embellishments. I'm honored! She sells stamping supplies on Ebay. I know that she has a few sets of Nestablities on right now if you are in the market. THANKS, Martha!!!!

At least some things go right... OOOH, you'd be so proud of me. At least I was... very proud of me! On Monday morning, I went to the post office with not only my niece's card (EARLY! Her birthday isn't until next week), but I also mailed 4 Mother's day gifts, ON TIME! wohoo!!

On a Personal Note:
My daughter did a beautiful job with her solo last night. She has a gift. I wish I knew how to transfer that video to a digital video so that I could post it. Actually she would kill me if I did that. ( I need to decide if I'm scared of her or not) She is an understudy so she got to perform last night for Parents Night. The next three nights she'll just be in the dance numbers. It was 3 hours long, including the intermission. Can we say late night = tired??

Happy 500th to ME!
So 500 posts calls for a prize or two, don't you think? In honor of my new job with Hero Arts, if you leave me comment (ON THIS POST) before midnight Saturday night (May 10), one person will be selected randomly. That person will receive one of the new Hero Arts Sparkle Clear Little Letters sets-- or any of the other Sparkle Clear Mini Sets. View either of the catalogs here. You'll choose it and I'll order it and have it sent to you. The comment must include a way for me to contact you or you must email me as soon as the contest is over. You must respond with your mailing address by Tuesday or I'll choose another winner.

And for the second prize, you don't have to do anything. If you've ever left a comment on this blog, you are eligible. I'm also going to choose a winner from one of the commenters from posts 1-499. Actually I'll employ my random number generator to do the honors. That person will receive any one of the Clear Design sets that retail for around $15.00. Again, I'll contact you and you get to choose.

EDITED TO Clarify: If you choose to post as Anonymous. Please make sure you sign your name and/or leave me a way to contact you. Since I'm moderating comments anyway, I'm not going to post the ones that don't have that information.

Off to do something more productive. I hope you have a blessed day today! Choosing JOY, Jacki

32 comments:

2stampis2b said...

Congratulations on your blog posting! I just started on a few days ago, and you are an inspiration to me.

stampinc said...

Congrats on your 500th post. I just love getting your updates. You are so creative and inspiring with all artwork....plus you love PURPLE. Thanks for a chance.
stampincmeyers@yahoo.com

Dot said...

Congratulations on your 500th post! You are always so busy with keeping your blog updated and keeping up with your kids, etc. I don't know how you do it all, but I enjoy your blog very much!

Have a great day!
Dot
dotalcorn@hotmail.com

nise said...

Congratulations on 500 posts! I hope you find those cards you put in "safekeeping" soon. I ran by the post office at lunch and dropped an envelope into the mail for you. Let me know if you need more ;) ...

Jennifer Hodge said...

Wow 500 posts! Congratulations, but it wouldn't surprise me, I enjoy your blog so very much!

Sharon in NE said...

500 posts...Jacki, you're incredible. With all that you do and all that's going on in your life, I stand here in my purple kitchen and salute you with my cup of coffee.

seamom said...

500 posts! ...and I think I may hae read them all!
I really like this card. One of the flower stamps in my collection also s/b flower down. The recipient of the card made with that stamp made me forever aware of it! Congratulations on the 500, inspiring lady.
Mary

Allison said...

Congrats on all those hits Jacki! You are a purple-y superstar!

Cindy H. said...

Your card is just beautiful!! Yes, you have much to be proud of getting your cards out on time. Think how happy the recipients are going to be - just imagine the smiles when they receive your beautiful cards.

Congratulations on your 500th blog posting!

jacki j. said...

OH, Sharon! I miss my purple kitchen... I'm going to have to paint something purple in this house!
Allison, I believe that's the first time I've been called a Purple-y superstar! LOL

Jarie said...

Jackie,

Congratulations on your 500th post. I really enjoy reading your posts and seeing all of your beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing and your inspiration. Remember don't let no one steal your JOY.

Janet

Michelle Adams said...

Congrats Jacki! I love your work (and enjoy your blog so much!)...I'm always here daily -lurking, seeing what you're up to. Thanks for the chance!
Michelle Adams
shellapoo@hotmail.com

sandie994 said...

Wow Jacki, 500 posts. I look forward to checking your blog for updates and inspiration.
sandie994@sbcglobal.net

beth said...

Pick me, pick me! :) love you! see you FRIDAY!

ReneeK said...

Hi Jacki!

Congratulations on 500 posts! I visit your blog daily and love to see what you have to show us as well as to read about what's going on in your life. I wish I could hear your daughter sing!

Renee K

sandyh50 said...

What a beautiful card and congrats on our 500 hits. Thanks for the chance to win.

Sandy

sandyh502001 at yahoo dot com

Sally said...

What a great milestone! Congrats! Thanks for the candy opportunity.

Anonymous said...

Wow... you DO like purple! Thanks for sharing your creations.

Swedie

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your hits..and congrats on the job with Hero Arts..so cool :) Thanks so much for the chance to win.
God Bless,

kim3timemom@yahoo.com

Holly Craft said...

Congratulations on your 500th post!I do fine when I am at home, but it is tough to do away from home...especially when I am not making cards...did buy a Cricut Expression yesterday though! See you sometime soon....have a great Mother's Day! Holly

Kathy W said...

Congratulations, Jacki on the success of your blog; I love coming here and also checking out your work on the Hero Arts website. So wonderful about your daughter's performance; I'll bet you sound awesome singing as a family. Have a wonderful day!

Mary O.K. said...

Jacki, do you mean 500 posts on this blog alone? (I had also followed "From a Joyful Heart" when you had both.) That's a LOT of posts! It's so easy to fall behind and that makes me crazy.

Here's to another 500 Purple Posts!
Best Wishes,
Mary

scfranson said...

Your blog and that fuschia card are amazing!
Claudia
scfranson@charter.net

loni.sue said...

Woo hoo! 500 posts! Are you sure you're not spending too much time at your computer? LOL!! Like the rest of us aren't. Congratulations on that and on your talented daughter. Onward and upward, sweetie.

Kimberly said...

Happy 500th posting!! cant wait to read the next 500 :), luv your blog and check in often. Blessings and thanks for the chance to win.
kdrich10@sbcglobal.net

Sheila D said...

Congratulations on your 500 hits. Love your blog. Very inspirational. I do hope you find a way to put your daughters video on your blog. I would truly love to see it.

cardcrazy said...

Love your blog and love Hero Arts!

Thanks for you beautiful and creative inspiration!

-Krissy
krisfoss@comcast.net

Faith in Tennessee said...

I know I haven't been with you since the beginning of your blog, but once I discovered it, it's one I check whenever I get on the computer. Thanks for sharing all of your beautiful work with us.

Staci M. said...

Hey, you are doing so great at this blogging thing! Congrats on 500! Your family stuff sounds good, too - jobs, successful performances. I need to watch all of the movies you recommend! Love you!

SusanH said...

Way to go! I'm so glad I found your blog - love your cards! (You'll have to hook up with Holly and come to Greenville SC to the convention in September - that's where I first met Holly and I was very jealous of your stamping play day!) Thanks for posting and sharing!!

Jan Walther said...

500...wow...you are such an inspiration. Please take care of yourself...It takes a long to to get over that surgery but you will do fine if you listen to your body. I love purple too...
Jan W.

Anonymous said...

Many congratulations on 500 posts!! Your creations are so very inspiring to me and I enjoy reading your blog and hearing about your family. Keep on keepin' on, Jacki!! Thank you for offering a chance win some fun goodies here.

Blessings to you, Amy.

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