Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Celebrating 10,000 Hits

Woo-hoo! I've been keeping an eye on my counter recently, waiting to pass that 10,000 mark. Today is the day! THANKS to all of you for visiting, and especially for leaving such kind and thoughtful comments. You have been such an encouragement to me :)

How about some blog candy to celebrate?

* one new, unmounted Holiday Blocks stamp set (this was a Stampin' Up! mini-catalog hostess appreciation set a while back)
* one package of red adornaments fun fibers by EK Success
* shimmer shapes glittered chipboard (3 trees, 2 ornaments) by ScrapWorks
* two velvety, fabric poinsettia flowers (source unknown)

To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post (click on the tiny word "comments" down below) and tell me your favorite way to get in the holiday spirit. Is it putting up the tree? Christmas music? Baking cookies? Parties? For me, I think it's setting up my Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" snow village.

You have until Saturday morning (12/15) to enter. I'll do a random drawing at roughly 9 am EST. Feel free to crawl out of the woodwork, even if you've never commented before! Can't wait to hear from you :)

37 comments:

Jan Scholl said...

well, I really dont get into a holiday mood. By the time the first of november rolls around and the lack of sunshine sets in, I am in the throws of SAD until about March when the weather starts to break. I need sunshine and still cant figure out why I am here in Michigan with no sunshine. someone rescue me please!!

CAKVD said...

OMG!!! I LOVE that stamp set and the rest of the goodies too!! I get into the Christmas spirit by listening to Transiberian Orchestra. We used to go see them in concert every Christmas, but haven't gone since Payton was born. Another thing I like to do is stamp with Christmas stamps. It makes me happy that Christmas is here!
Thanks!
Cheryl KVD

Cathy said...

Congrats on 10,000 hits. This is a sweet celebration candy you are sharing with your readers. I love to put on Christmas Music and start with my Christmas Cards and of course decorate the house. We love to go out and search for light displays around town.
Thanks for a chance.
cmeyers@hughes.net

just4funcrafts said...

The best thing is taking time to do a RAK (random act of kindness) in the middle of a crazy season when its least expected. The smile that is produced on the recipients face is the best thing about this time of year. it makes you all warm and fuzzy inside.

Jennifer Dove
jennifer@just4funcrafts.com

Susie said...

First of all I must tell you how MUCH I enjoy your blog and love your stamping. Even if I don't comment on every post or card, I always read them. I would say that playing Christmas music is what inspires my Christmas spirit. My husband and I normally go to another state to spend Christmas with my family so I don't decorate our home very much. SueB

Jacqueline said...

Cranky up the Christmas music and dancing and singing with my girls around the house is what puts me in the holiday spirit.

Heather said...

Congrats on 10K hits. To get in the holiday spirit I bake. I love to bake all sorts of cookies and decorate them.

tyrymom29 said...

I start getting in the spirit the when I start making my xmas cards and then the baking we usually have christmas music on also ...I lOve Love CHRISTMAS!!!

Silke said...

CONGRATS!!! I enjoy your blog a lot
it's fun and you create so many beautiful cards...you truly get me inspired!!!
I get in the holiday spirit because of my girls...their eyes light up when we put up the decoration and just little things like they asking me if we'll make our favorite cookies etc...my youngest can't wait for Santa...and we're enjoying all the fun Holiday Movies like the "Grinch" and "Polar Express" so yes I can't wait for Santa to come....and most of all remembering that our Savior was born!!!

scfranson said...

Congratulations ! Great blog.
I love it all, it all gets me in the holiday spirit...gift buying, cookies, the tree but most of all the music.
Claudia
scfranson@charter.net

dd2njoy said...

Thanks for the chance at your wonderful candy for the season!!!
I get in the spirit when I put up the tree while listening to Christmas music, any xmas music,some of them even make me very emotional!!!
Happy Holidays to all!!!

Mandiannie said...

I've been listening to Christmas music since October. It's my favorite way to get into the spirit. Thanks for an opportunity to win some great looking stamps. Merry Christmas to you and a Happy New Year.

shutterbug2525"at"gmail.com

Jamie Tyson said...

Congrats on l of your hits! I visit daily to see your wonderful creations!

It has been hard to get in the spirit this year as it has been 70 degrees here in Chattanooga, TN. But with the help of your Elf Family, my Harry Connick Jr. Christmas CD and trimming the tree, I'm there.

Angel Wilde said...

Absolutely Christmas MUSIC! Thanks for a great giveaway. Hope I win!

Kim said...

We have a tradition of playing Christmas music and drinking eggnog while decorating the tree - I do the unfun task of actually putting it up and stringing the lights beforehand. Me and my husband always tell the boys about the significance of some of the ornaments - one of my favorite parts of the holiday.

~ Jayme ~ said...

Nothing better to get me in the holiday spirit is to bake cookies. And then of course put the tree up. :) I enjoy having Christmas music playing all day every day during the Christmas season. :)

Congrats on your hits!! :)

Denise... said...

My favorite is definitely holiday music! I actually am ALWAYS in the Christmas spirit. I listen to Christmas music year round. I absolutely LOVE it and am thrilled when the radio stations start playing 24/7. I found one that started November 1st this year and I was tickled pink!

Cindy Vernon said...

Congrats on your hits! I get into the Christmas spirit by listening to Christmas music!

Char in So Cal said...

Congrats on the 10k mark!! You know your blog is FAB!!

Living in So Cal can make getting into the holiday spirit hard. Funny, but you know it's the holidays when egg nog shows up at the grocery store... and all the grocery displays are filled with baking products. When I get ready to get ready (LOL) I hang lights on the house, bake cookies, and listen to holiday music. Let's not forget stampin' the ol' Christmas cards late into the night!!!

Rubber Hugs,

Char in So Cal
scrampaddict@cox.net

Lilian said...

my favorite way to get in to the holiday spirit is to light all my candles, make some hot cocoa and sit down with a good book. i also like to put on some of my favorite christmas carols while i set everything up. :)

Regina Cornelius said...

OMGosh!!! i must win!!!! thnak you for this opportunity! i love your blog! my favorite way to get in the holiday spitir is baking cookies....love to bake!
check me out:
http://stampsalot.blogspot.com/

thanks!
regina

Anonymous said...

I think the music of the seasons does it for me. And I like calm soothing carols, not the Rudolph kind. They remind me of the peace of the Child and the peace of the season if we but accept it.
Mary Puskar

Stamping Disaster said...

Welllll...I put headband-style reindeer antlers on my puppy "Peanut" and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer at the top of my lungs until he starts howling (er, joining in) It's fun, holiday spirited, and probably a little cruel, but it makes me smile :)

Marilyn said...

Congrats on 10,000 hits!! That is just awesome!! My favorite way to get in the holiday mood is to meet up with my best friend early December and go Christmas shopping. Seems I just can't get motivated until then! Then of course, Christmas music is the next most inspiring thing - I love Mariah Carey's Christmas CD. Hard to believe Christmas is just around the corner again!!

SueB said...

congrats on the hits, amy!

I start in small ways to get into the holiday spirit - but my first tradition is watching "miracle on 34th street" movie! then I like to decorate in spurts - got the wreath lit over the garage door and smaller wreath on the front door ... then usually it's the mantle, then put together manger, then tree (still not up yet!).

that and decorations at work place, then shopping for presents!

later, alligator!
- sue b of sueblondin.blogspot.com

Toni said...

Nothing gets me more into the Christmas mood than setting up the tree! I'll put on Christmas music and decorate the tree and then just sit and look at the lights. Putting wrapped gifts underneath makes me evern more impatient!

Anonymous said...

Putting up our tree, Christmas music and holiday baking!!
Kristine
coombdav@aol.com

Lastel said...

Congrats on the 10,000 hits ! My favorite way to get in the spirit of the holiday is to listen to Christmas music while putting up decorations .

Amy said...

Thanks Amy! Just subscribed to your blog...so glad I found it! I think listening to Christmas music definatley puts me in the mood.

Linda SS said...

Our house is all decorated and the tree is up, so it's very festive and Christmas'y here. My husband & I baked cookies tonight while listening to Christmas music. And we are getting snow at the moment too. Once the tree is up, I always start feeling the holiday:) What fabulous blog candy! Thanks for the chance to win.

Maren said...

Oh, the tree! Going to get it, decorating it to Christmas music, the smell of it, even the needles on the ground! Congrats on the 10,000! Amazing but not surprising! You are very talented!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your milestone! I typically start baking and playing Christmas tunes to get myself in the holiday spirit. Hope you have a wonderful holiday!

Shawn K.

Christa said...

Congratulations! To get in the holiday spirit I always put up my tree and decorations the day after Thanksgiving. Then, I love playing Christmas music all month!

Christa L.

Rachel said...

Congrats on the 10K hits! I love checking out your creations. Christmas music always seems to work for me. Although it usually works better when there's just a little chill in the air. It's hard for me to get in the spirit when I'm still wearing shorts.

SmilynStef said...

Congrats on the hits! Holiday spirit for me comes with spending time with my family and friends ... especially those far away.

Tejal said...

I love putting up the tree, even though I'm not a catholic, I've loved buying a tree (don't get the real one over here) and decorating it, going to my catholic friends houses and hogging the cakes, marzipan and yummy goodies..I just love the whole spirit of christmas of giving and miracles!
Tejal

Allison said...

Lots of stuff...putting up the tree, baking, doing crafts with the kids, listening to Boney M, etc., etc.!

BTW, nothing like getting it in under the wire!

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