Friday, January 10, 2014

Blog Candy - 200 Followers

Hello everyone,  

When I started my blog  2+ years ago, I never imagined 200 followers would join along with all the visitors that stop by.   Blogging is great fun, I've met so many talented and friendly people all over the world who inspire me with their beautiful designs.  Also, your kind comments are always greatly appreciated.

As a way to say 'thank you' and to celebrate,  I have a little stash of unused stamps that I've been saving for the day I reached 200 followers to give out as a prize.



If you would like to be included in the draw to win the blog candy above - (Stamps by Outlines, IO & the Artful Stamper along with pearl & rhinestone bling) - please leave a comment at the end of this post.    I'll draw a winner using Random Org from the comments on Friday, January 17th and announce who it is by January 18th.   In fairness to my loyal followers, you need to be a follower to win.

And below is a tag that I recently created using Designs by Ryn stamps.   (I used Spiral Branch, Sea Bubbles, Rising Bubbles and Starfish set)  


You are all amazing, thank you so much for your wonderful support,
Have a great day and Good Luck !
Shirleyx

56 comments:

Sandra said...

Congratulations on reaching 200 followers, your creations are always a joy to look at!
Sandra

Sue said...

Congrats Shirley!! another gorgeous use of colour with this tag your work always brightens my day huggles Sue xxx

Crafting Queen said...

Congratulations and love your tag! What a lovely candy as well. Hugs to your furry ones, hope you are all keeping warm.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

the tag is stunningly amazing Shirley --
congrats on the anniversary...
I was NO follower yet???

I don't know why???

I won't miss the chance to win your fantastic candy!

Happy weekend Shirley!
xxx
Susi

LonettA said...

This tag is fantastic with this wonderful colors and drops! And wow ... 200 followers... congratulations!
A wonderful weekend for you!

Ryn Tanaka said...

Hey Shirley, A big CONGRATULATIONS :) You do beautiful cards and I am not surprised that people want to see your art and follow your blog. Big hugs!!!
You latest tag is a beautiful combination of my stamps. I especially like the decoupaged starfish in front of Spiral Branch Set as an aquatic plant. Brilliant idea. Thank you so much!

Jeannette said...

Oohh WOW ,200 followers CONGRATULTAIONS,dear shirley,your Tag its AMAZING,and iam No a follower??Why??I dont know why.
I want miss to win your wonderful candy,wish you a great weekend.

Lovely Greetings Jeannette

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Congratulations on your 200 followers Shirley - very well deserved! How time flies - can't believe it's 2 years since I first saw your wonderful inky artwork arrive in Blogland!
The tag is gorgeous - your colouring, and the waterdrops, are stunning.
Happy New Year - Sylvia xx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Congratulations Shirley....no wonder you have 200 followers in two years...your artwork is always special to look at!
And you're such a kind visitor yourself also!!

The tag...love the colours and the way you've used the stamps.
Kind regards, Alie :-)

Valerie-Jael said...

Congrats on reaching 200 followers, and love the tag. Your candy looks great too, what a lovely way to celebrate! Hugs, Valerie

Lindeke said...

Congratulations with reaching the 200 followers Shirley! You earned it with all those beautiful creations you make! Ofcourse I would love to win your candy, but if I am not the lucky one, I wish the winner lots of fun with these new toys!!
Heb a nice weekend!
Gr, Linda

Shona said...

I'm surprised it's not 2000!

Miranda said...

Hi teamie,you've made a lovely tag with the Ryn stamps in your beautiful colours! Congrats on the 200 followers!I was the lucky winner last time so don't count me in, let the others have more chance!
hugs, Miranda

Shirley Myles said...

Congratulations Shirley!!! your work constantly inspires me and I really appreciate your generosity in how much you help all of us by sharing your techniques and (importantly to me) the color combos to try and get the fantastic results you do. Mind you, you are costing me a fortune in all the new products I am discovering and just 'have to buy' as a result!!! hehe!! all the best Shirley M

Pat said...

This is a stunning tag Shirley, love the colours and Ryn's stamps are amazing, especially the Starfish and the Rising Bubbles. Congratulations on reaching 200 followers, and how nice of you to offer such lovely candy. It is no surprise to me that you are so popular as your creations are always so wonderful and inspiring. x

spinz said...

congratulations on reaching 200 followers. thanks for sharing

RosC said...

Well done Shirley. Two hundred is an impressive number. I rarely jump into prize giving, but it's a lovely thing you're doing and I really enjoy our little exchanges of friendship.

Love the tag and my fave colour scheme. Ryn's stamps are so elegant.

Miles of smiles,
Ros.

Bonnie said...

You are the amazing one, Shirley! Thanks for sharing your awesome talent with us!

aussie aNNie said...

Thanks for the chance to win some awesome stamps Shirley...I will post this also on my blog and direct back here...

LOVE this card....oh I really need to get my ass moving and use my inks lol.xxx

susie morris said...

Wow...200 followers! Congratulations! I've never seen these stamps before but, they are beautiful. Lovely blog candy.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

thanks for a chance at some yummy candy. I just now found your blog. Great stuff.

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow Shirley, such a beautiful tag!!! I really love it!!! I yust received my first Ryn stamps , I will make something with them next week ,they are just wonderfull!! And how nice to give away these beautiful stamps, of course I would like to win them who doesn't??!!

Have a great weekend!!
Maria

Cole Meyer said...

Congratulations on reaching 200+ followers. Your work is always such a joy to admire -- proven of course by all your followers! Your tag is lovely -- your water droplets look so real!!!!!!

Nan G said...

Congrats! Love the colors of the tag! Hmm need to look closer at that Spiral Branch, I really like that one. Thanks for your inspiring art and a chance at the blog candy.

chrissies said...

Well done for reaching 200 followers and very well deserved because you make such wonderful things. The tag is beautiful with great colours and stamping.

How kind to give away some Candy and I would like t be on your list please Shirley

Love Chrissie x

Paula (PEP) said...

Congratulations - I seem to have fallen off your followers but have now remedied that so please discount me if that makes me ineligible. The variety of projects that you produce makes it so interesting to visit you & I love seeing what you come up with using different stamp brands, never mind different media.
Paula (PEP)

Meredith L said...

Thanks for the chance to win blog candy!

Meredith245 at yahoo dot com

Petra Tillmann said...

Congratulations, Shirley! Love the tag you made. Great colours and stamps!

Groetjes, Petra

MaryH said...

Oh Big Congratulations on your following! Doesn't surprise me one bit, as your posts are always so inspiring & stunning. I love how you use the Ryn, CB stamps with the Dylusions products. Always something to say "How'd she do THAT?". Love this tag today, with the delightful starfish & those bubbles. Hope your weather is being cooperative, and again, thanks for the chance to be included in the fab candy. I've got some going too, so jump on over. Looking forward to seeing you hit 300, which I expect will be faster than the 200! People are finding your blog!!!TFS & Hugs.

Patricia said...

Congrads to you Shirley, i love to follow your blog with all the beautiful stuff you make and made!!! Great tag again!
Greetz Patricia

Ellen Taylor said...

Big Congrats my friend on 200 followers!! Your art is over the fabulous as are you!!
Hugs
Ellen

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Congratulations on reaching 200 Follower!
I know I am so glad I have your amazing blog to visit.
This is so generous of you Shirley, such amazing goodies. I would be delighted if you added my name to the hat.
Then your beautiful tag. I always use this word and must find another because here it comes again .... lush, your tag is so lush.
Wishes
Lynne

Janny said...

Shirley, Congratulations on your 200 followers. you make such wonderful cards and tags...etc. I will have a change to winn. And how nice from You to give this candy. I am a follower.
Greetings Janny

Darnell J Knauss said...

Gorgeous tag, Shirley! Congratulations on reaching the 200 followers benchmark! I'm not surprised; it will only keep growing as more people find your magnificent works of art!! (Don't include me in the generous candy offer, please. I have an indecent amount of stuff already!) Hugs, Darnell

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Congrats Shirley, for reaching 200 followers mark! but I am not surprised, as your work is so tempting to come here to visit and find all details and beauty of colors and creations :) All the best for all new things and keep inspiring us

Ina said...

Wow Shirley - a big Congratulations on your 200 followers. With your talent it is not surprising. Love looking forward to seeing what you create as I love your style of Crafting and in awe of your talents. Hugs Ina.

kaybee said...

I always enjoy seeing what you get up to! Congratulations on reaching 200 - I'm catching you up - think I'm on 18 now! Kay

Kate Blair said...

I follow many blogs on crafting and I have to say that yours is one that I always check the latest posts on. I think your artwork is great. So I am off to facebook to sing your praises

Ang said...

I love this tag, it is stunning! I just found your blog thanks to kate but will be stopping by regularly now :)

Wendy McCarthy said...

Congratulations on reaching 200 followers! Your work is so beautiful I'm not surprised you have many fans. Fabulous candy too! :D Big hugs xxxxx

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Shirley! How exciting to reach 200 - it is quite an accomplishment, and just think 51 more following you also by blog lovin (such as myself) - I have tremendously enjoyed your Art Journal, and your cards, Shirley - your soul-full artwork is amazing, and always blesses my soul and my imagination! Congratulations! hugs, de

Gerrina said...

Love the tag! It looks so playful with the coloured stamps glued on it! And the colours make it so versatile to use... Congrats to 200 followers! Sounds like a lot of people! Starting with blogging was my way to learn moore techniques and mayby get to know some people as mad as I about stamps and all you can do with them...never thought it would be so much fun! It´s great to peep in and get inspired (without coppying)! Hope you will have a great week and stay warm! Sending some sunny greetings, Gerrina

Katie said...

I have your blog bookmarked and normally check on you via that route but I went ahead and pushed the button to follow you through google friend connect. Funny how I have all of these different ways to get to peoples blogs but none of them are through my blogger dashboard. Anyway, I love your work and wanted to thank you for offering your generous prize. Your tag is really pretty, I love those starfish! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Joce Turner said...

Thanks so much Shirley and congratulations. I think we should be giving you the gifts for all the wonderful talent you share with us!

Julie Ribbans said...

Wow loving the green tag, I've only just found out how to comment on these blogs so fingers crossed I'm in the hat as my birthday is on 18th (a big one unfortunately) if not hey ho, at least I can comment now x

Debbie Howie said...

Congratulations Shirley. I've been following your work on Pinterest for some time now. I love the bright colours you use and the way you incorporate Ryn Tanaka's stamps. I'm sure your next 200 followers are only around the corner. Wishing you all that is good.

Cheremane said...

That tag is totally stunning.... How lovely of you to offer candy :) I'm now a follower too :) xx

Greta said...

Congrats on reaching 200--wow! Wonderful prize & I love your beautiful tag!

Bron said...

What a gorgeous tag, the colours are just fabulous and the bubbles just set the whole thing off. Congrats on reaching 200!!

Nikki said...

Gorgeous tag, loooove the starfish on there - its just perfect. tfs x

wolkentraum said...

I love your tag and congrats to 200 followers. Now I one of them ;-))
Wishing you a wonderful new year!

Alex said...

200 follwers in just 2 years? WOW, Shirley! If my blog is evolving the way it has used to until now, it will take me only 5 more years to reach 200. *lol*
Your tag is so beautiful, I love it!

viennaville said...

Many congratulations on reaching 200 - your art work is always stunning and inspriring. Keep up the great work :D

Suzi B said...

Congratulations Shirley... your work is inspirational I'm sure your following list will grow and grow :)
Suzi B xx

aileen (mum) said...

Hi Shirley, beeN following you for a while thru feedly, now I have joined the others to take your followers higher. Brilliant blog, love your style and colour choices.

Colleen Dietrich said...

How very generous of you to offer blog candy. :) Would love to win!

There are those amazing bubbles again...they really catch my eye. You use them so well, on your richly colored creations.