Thursday, November 3

HALF A MILLION !!!! A PRIZE and a CHALLENGE!!!!!!


HELLO! That is what this card says and that is what I say too!!!

Why? Because I have some fun for you! In the next few days I will pass 500,000 visitors! THAT IS HALF A MILLION!!!!! I have never counted or tracked anything to that degree ever before, so I am ready to give out a PRIZE!!!!!


Now when I hit 200,000 I gave away a brand new $100 dollar bill. BROOKE won that prize. Then when I hit 400,000 last May I gave away another awesome PRIZE to Jerilyn Shaw! Will it be your turn next! I sure hope so. In order to have a chance in the drawing I have to know who you are, so leave a comment! ALSO, anyone who purchases a pdf from my store will be entered TWICE, YUP that means two entries if you do BOTH!!!!! The PRIZE you ask? Hmmmmm I can tell you this, it begins with an "M" so if you put your guess into your comment I will enter you twice for that TOO!!!!! You may even get a second hint if you are in the chat room this morning!!!!! Come on now get hopping and Good luck!!!!!! Oh and this card is a THINKING OF YOU CARD for the SUO group!

~Donna

121 comments:

Anonymous said...

money money money! wooohooo LOVE LOVE LOVE your work! I looks every morning!
diane

paperpapier said...

beautiful card and congrats on your 500k visitors hit ....!
Heaney

Leslie Orman ormanx5@yahoo.com said...

I love your stuff! I am guessing money is prize! Congrats on your half million visitor goal!!!!!!

Pat Smith said...

Visit daily -- Love your creations!! This is an especially lovely card...

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Donna congrats on so MANY hits. Wow
I am going to guess "mad money" to spend in your store! Hugs

Laura Harbin said...

You are the best! It does not surprise me how many people visit your site, you are very creative. Love your work. Money is a m word, ha,ha. Laura

Laura H said...

Hi Donna! I think the "M" word is MOTORHOME! So we can all travel together to Convention 2012! Woo HOO!
Congrats on your 500,000 ! You have inspired a TON of us who stalk your BLOG and love chatting with you in the mornings!

Laura Lynn

Bev Barnes said...

I have purchased about half of your tutorials and have thoroughly enjoyed them alll. Your work is very nice and I really enjoy doing the projects. I am now making pommes for Thanksgiving dinner with my family. I check your site every day to see what you have been up to and I am always pleasantly surprised Bev

Kathy Souders said...

Congrats on your blog hits. You are very talented and I enjoy looking at your work. Money is the only "m" word I can think of.

Bonnie said...

This is a beautiful card Donna! Congratulations on half a million hits! That's an awesome milestone. Could the "m" word be moola?

Marla said...

What????Half a million posts???That's great! Congratulations! I love your card ideas, especially the one that you used a leaf die cut to emboss with. Fabulous idea! Does M stand for Mercedes???Or Million???Ha Ha

Gloria Dojlido said...

Hi Donna,

Just checking out your blog today...congrat's on the huge milestone of 500,000! I would guess the "M" prize is money. Have a great day!
Gloria

~Kathy said...

Just now discovered your blog! (I guess I came in a back door sort of from Sandi McIver's blog.)... Love, Love, Love your work! Especially those cute little harbest boxes!... Might I guess Money, or my favorite DCWV Mariposa stack (that starts with an M)... ; )

mudmaven said...

WOW - congrats on all the visitors, but I can totally understand why - you have a wonderful site and wonderful tutorials too! I'm thinking the "m" might be My Digital Studio? Mad Money (a double "M") always is a fun thing too. ~chris

sherryd said...

What a lovely card! I just watched your video on the maple leaf embossing what a lovely technique. I will definitely be trying that technique on some cards. I would love to be entered in your blog give-away!

Monique said...

Half a million visitsors to yout blog is an amazing milestone. I would love to join in the online chat, but sadly due to time differences it happens at about 2am!! My guess would be the M prize is a set of Many Marvelous Markers!

Monique said...

Half a million visitsors to yout blog is an amazing milestone. I would love to join in the online chat, but sadly due to time differences it happens at about 2am!! My guess would be the M prize is a set of Many Marvelous Markers!

Patti J said...

I think your card is gorgeous, Donna. Very pretty, and simply elegant! Thanks for sharing. Congratulations on your half mil!!! My goodness - that's a lot! I lost my hit counter a few months ago, but it was only at 58k, can't imagine every seeing it rollo over to 500k! Love coming here, my friend.

LaNell said...

Money, money, money....Love this card. Colors are great! Will return to the chat room soon. Enjoying KY fall weather and out in our travel trailer.

Rufred said...

Amazing amount of visitors...YAY!! I love checking out your blog daily and even if I do not win I will still come back...lol!!

Jean McKenzie said...

Donna, This is such a pretty card - love those little leaves and of course I see my all time favourite SU set used there - trees!!

Going on past news, I am kind of guessing Money as your prize again but maybe you are being tricky this time!! Hugss

Betty Jo said...

WOW you certainly have a busy blog! I really enjoy stopping by and seeing all of your creative ideas. Your videos are awesome!!! My guess is that you will be giving away more money?

Danielle K said...

ooh count me in... my guess... Mike and Katie sent to the lucky winner for a visit!! heehee! my Little L would love that!

martha t said...

Donna,
Congrats on your great success! I love your creativity. You should be a proud demonstrator. "M" should be markers for sure!
Thanks again.
Martha T.

Anonymous said...

Wow, that is awesome! I can certainly see why you have so many hits - your blog is inspirational.

I say the "M" is for Money???? It could be more money.

Congrats!!

Patti Beachy

SiskiyouSue said...

Beautiful card. Congrats on that amazing number...

inkedx2 said...

Beautiful card! Love it. I think you will be giving away a My Digital Studio. Congratulations on the hits!

Robbie

peggy_27 said...

Sounds exciting! I think the M stands for My Digital Studio, at least I hope so. Thanks for the chance to win and love, love, love your card.

Denise M said...

Must be money Donna! Like everyone else I love your site. Thanks for the great inspiration.

Denise M

Shelia said...

Good morning, Donna. Rushing around trying to get out the door, but had to have my Butternut Sage "Fix" to start my day off right. M could stand for a lot of things. I just hope it isn't a MAN. I already have one of those.*wink*

Sue A said...

Donna,
How exciting to half 500,000 visitors! I can see why - your cards are stunning!
Like most people so far, money is the m-word that came to mind, but I wouldn't mind the Mercedes either. :)
Sue

Sue A said...

Wow! 500,000 hits. Congratulations - but it should be no real surprise, your projects are stunning. Like most of the others above, Money is the M-word that came to mind.
Keep posting those beautiful cards! Thank you.

Marianane said...

Hi Donna !! Love having my morning coffee with your blog each day. This card is stunning and the choice of colours gives it a "wow" factor.

"money" is my guess for your M word...Have a great day and keep the beautiful creations coming.

Marianne

Deb B (Debadoo) said...

Wow Congrats!!! 1/2 million is amazing!! I absolutely love that card you posted!! I love that set, but sometimes have a hard time using it. I love the whisps of color with the swirls! Wonderful background. Ok, my favorite guess so far was the motorhome so we could all go to convention together! I expect most are right that it's money, but I must be different, so I'll say..... a half million M&M's!! lol Wow, can't even imagine what that would look like! That would cure even the biggest chocoholic!

Debbie Lemay said...

Totally love your blog. Look forward to it daily. Congrats on the 1/2 million mark. Very impressive.

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

Love this card and hope it's alright if I case it. You have wonderful style Donna but I've told you that at least a half a million times. hehe
My guess....how about a set of Markers!!!

Barbara Dykhouse said...

Congratulations on your fabulous milestone! I hope you know how much I love seeing your updates in my mailbox. You are such an inspiration to me, Donna! And my guess on the "M" is money!

Today's card is beautiful, and I loved yesterday's projects as well!

Vonnie said...

Thanks for the chance to win! i love following your blog.
My guess is money also!

TIONYA B said...

Absolutely love your projects. Your creativity is like no other out there. Thanks for the inspiration!

Eileen said...

congats on half a million hits!!WOw!!Wow!!!WOW!!! I would guess money and thaks for this opportunity to win
Eileen

sharonlynn said...

Oh, goodness! Could it be money? Love that! I love your designs and follow you religiously. Bought three patterns from you yesterday and am making the petal cones for my Red Hat group's table favors. Such a cool design!

Karen Hasheck said...

Wow- that is unbelievable- half a million visitors! I subscribe so I see your ideas all the time so I know why everyone visits. Congrats and thanks for sharing the great ideas and a chance at a prize.

Karen Hasheck
khasheck@gmail.com

KellyRae said...

Congrats on your soon-to-be 500K visitors. Your blog is fabulous and I love to see what new ideas you've come up with to share with us. M....money?

Ltlpumpkin said...

I just love coming to you site. Your creations are so inspiring to me. Thanks for continuing to share with all of us. Jane

catherinedewaal said...

Congrats on 500,000 hits! That's a great accomplishment. Love your card and how you used this set.

BunnyC's paper crafting said...

wow,that's a lot of hits. congrats to you and your talent. I guess the m is for money.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Wow, a half million, congrat's! Love this beautiful fall card, thanks for the chance to win.

pescbrico said...

Congratulations on so many hits! It's really well deserved :)

"Sam"Cox said...

Visit you everyday. I am so envious of your talent. I really have a hard time thinking outside the box. My guess is the same as many money but if it is a motorhome maybe I could get to convention next year. See you soon.
Sam

lisa808 said...

Wow--500K visits! Congrats! M could stan for so many things...thanks!

Kate Stockman said...

500,000 that's a lot of people viewing your blog. The only thing I can think of with a M is money!
I'll be checking your blog every day so I'll start the next 500,000Thanks for your great examples.

Janet said...

Thanks for your BLOG! Is your "m" word "markers"?
Your cards are beautiful!
Thanks for the chance to win!

Lynn said...

Congratulations on half a million visitors! Maybe M stands for Millionaire! Who couldn't use one of those?

Sylvia from Minnesota said...

Congratulations and I think markers is the M word. thanks for the chance!

Texas JennyWren said...

Wow, half a millions visitors is quite an accomplishment! congrats. Please enter me for a chance to win the prize.
txjennywren.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card, Donna. Now I know what to do with that set. Congrats on your 500,000. Way to go! Sandy M

Anonymous said...

Just found your blog, love your work, will subscribe to your posts...congratulations on the half millions visits, you earned that and more

Shirley
sbgoudreau@yahoo.com

Patti said...

Congrats on 500,000 visitors. It's understandable that you would have that many; your work is creative as well as beautiful. Money seems to be the word but I like the idea of 500,000 M&M's (my favorite).

Merry said...

That is sure a lot of visitors but I know why .... to see your amazing work. Congrats on reaching 1/2 million visitors. Monogramed Markers might be the prize. :-)

Blogs said...

Just found your blog and am exploring - how fun to see a giveaway, also! Moola? More creative stuff?

d

Anonymous said...

Just found your blog - AWESOME!! Beautiful work!
Diane

Brittny said...

You work is awesome! My name is Brittny and I think you might give away money!!

Carey said...

I love your blog but am really bad about leaving comments, sorry. OK, my guesses about what you are going to give-- mucho money, markers, everything in the catalog that begins with "M"? Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

Carey Rogers
aka Roscoe's mommy (the swap eating dog)

Whimcees said...

Hello!

Thank you for this opportunity and for the free bow tutorial!

I have placed an order.

Wishing you a happy week!

Barbara Diane

Deb said...

Lovely card! Can't help but think the "M" hint is money but maybe....M&M's. Those are good too!

jaynegs said...

Like others I have surfed onto your website so many times and don't leave the comments that you truly deserve. Thanks for your inspiration and tutorials. I love them. My guess is M is for Money so feel free to send it to M for Missouri.

Lori said...

Would love to win!!!

Congrats!

Lori

Anjii said...

I love being inspired by your stuff, and I love money :) Thanks for this contest!

Nancy said...

Oh my what a following you have, but I can see why, your creations are great!
I too would luv to win your give-away and I'm thinking the "M" stands for "MOOLA" based on your previous posts.
How very nice of you to offer this blog candy.

Unknown said...

Congratulations! I just discovered your blog after seeing a card on SplitCoast. You do amazing work! I am an excited new follower!

Anonymous said...

Donna, I haven't been following you for long, but I love to see your creations. 500,000 people is a lot but you do beautiful work and you are an inspiration for a lot of people. M could mean money or motivation.
Phyllis Walker from Utah
nannie4kids@yahoo.com

marg0006 said...

Just came upon your blog an would love the opportunity to win some MONEY. Thanks so much for letting me be part of the fun. Your cards are gorgous.
marg0006@verizon.net
Loving Scrapper 101

Mum of 4 said...

Congratulations on so many hits! Your blog is great and is very inspirational.
I would guess you are giving away MONEY. Thanks for your inspiration.
Kristie
thisday at ne dot rr dot com

Kathy Bedell said...

Congrats! Your blog is inspiring to me" )
Is "M" MDS?
kathy bedell

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your approaching milestone hits for your blog! Love all your work & the inspiration I receive from you. Great looking 'Hello' card. Thanks for sharing!
'M' probably means multiple prizes - money, MDS, markers, & of course M&M's!!
Marsha E

Maryleva said...

Love love love this card. Hope the reward is money.

Maryleva said...

Love love love this card. Hope the reward is money.

Diane said...

Donna, Congrats on such an amazing milestone. I hope I am around for the Million. You are such an inspiration to me...I look forward to every post. Have a grand weekend. Blessings, Diane

Blossom said...

Wow - that´s a huge milestone, Donna! Congratulations! I love visting your awesome, inspiring blog and I wish you all the best! My guess for "M" is "Moola". ;) Have a nice weekend! xoxo

alfwilk said...

Love, love, love your blog. Great ideas all the time and thanks so much for sharing. Would love to win. My guess is More great tutorials!

Tracey Prieskorn said...

Hi Donnna!! Just want to say that I LOVE your work. I visit you blog on a regular basis...its part of my morning ritual. Keep up the great work!!!

Tracey

Elin K. said...

Thanks do much for being here for us all; I have gained so much by following your blog! I know there are many of us who feel the same, so your hit number comes as no surprise.

My guess is M for Monogrammed....

Thank you!

Elin Kovash
kovash001@hotmail.com

Texas JennyWren said...

I think the prize is MY DIGITAL STUDIO. That would be an awesome prize. Congrats on your wonderful website and all the people who enjoy it!!

Anonymous said...

Oh Donna, your cards are very exquisite. I love checking out your blog for great cardmaking ideas; keep up the good work as you inspire all of us. I'm with everyone else, love the fact we could win money to buy more rubber!Karen Howard

Susan J. Smith said...

Donna,
Your work is always amazing and an inspiration to me. Thank you for sharing your creations. Congratulations on hittin a half million visitors! Is your blog candy going to be moolah to spend on SU treasures?

Serena said...

Love visiting your blog! I never know what new and beautiful techniques or projects I will find. Evidently I'm not the only one who feels that way. Congrats on half a million visits! The easy guess is money but I think it might be MDS software.

Carmen said...

Congrats on all the hits! It's well deserved!

Lisa Goates said...

Donna,
I'm guessing it's M for Money! Maybe a half million to commemorate a half million visitors! LOL! I wish!
Lisa G.

Debbie Henderson said...

Donna, congrats on the well deserved hits and yet another milestone! Great job!

ELiScrAper said...

Adorable card! I am counting with you!

ELiScrAper said...

Woot! Count me in!

jodiloveselvis said...

Love you website. I'm really hoping the prize is a mazarati :0)

Connie F. said...

Love your ideas! I check in with your blog daily. It's no wonder you have so many visitors, your cards are awesome. My favorite "M" word - $$$money$$$.

Margaret Raburn said...

Congratulations on 500,000 hits!!!! There is a good reason for your success and that would be your creativity and your generous sharing!! Love your work!!
A million dollars? Lol!! How about just plain Money!!
Thanks for sharing all your gorgeous work!!

Fran said...

Love your blog..so creative..I check in every day that I can..thanks for the chance to win..hugs from mama bear

Jeanne Nielsen said...

I'm not surprised you're already at 1/2 a million! You're so awesomely inspiring!! Love your card! I'm thinking you're talking "multiple prizes" when you say "M", right?!

Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Debbie G
Beautiful card, love it ! cOGRATS ON 1/2 million. I would love to win. Could M be markers?
debbieanng@yahoo.com

Ginger said...

Your work is so creative. I love coming to your blog to see what you have done. Congrats on Half a Million visitors...awesome! I am going to guess the "M" stands for money.

Nancy Dawson said...

Congratulations on the 1/2 million! I follow your blog daily and in awe of your talent. Thanks for a chance to win!

Anonymous said...

Reva
Absolutely love this card. Congrats on reaching 1/2 million. I would love to win !!!
RM1@wowway.com

Suecake said...

Just love your creations visit most days to see what lovelys you have to show us.

Nancy Seed said...

Love some of the ideas that you have. You are truly gifted. TFS
seedstlc at distributel dot net

Ilene B. said...

Love your beautiful & unique creations! Always a treat to check your blog, thank you for always sharing! "M" is for one of my favorite things - Money??? Thank you for a chance to win some M!!!

Linda said...

Congratulations on your milestone event! That's pretty impressive! My guess would be My Digital Studio, since it would open another whole new world of crafting to someone.

Becky G said...

Great site always love to see what is new. M is for MDS which I would love to have...Thanks so much

Kay Hahn Casler said...

I follow your posts daily! Congratulations on your success! Only 512 more to come in from the counter- WOW! HopeI win!
Stamperkay

Stamp with Sandy said...

Congratulations on 1/2 a million! I love your blog and everything you share!

Sandy Fleming
stampwithsandy@rcn.com

Julie said...

Love your blog! Thanks for sharing so many creative and unique ideas.

Dale Morin said...

Congratulations! A half million! That is some goal to achieve. Here's to the next half million!

Bandon, Oregon said...

"M"ORE STAMPS!!! There could never be enough stamps... or "M" & "M" candies....lol..lol

Thanks for always sharing....
Faith

KarenBeavers said...

I check your blog and have you on my yahoo home page feeds so I don't miss anything. Congrats of the followers. What would be my guess -- Many tutorials ... Money ... My personal class from you ... Monkeys ... thanks again for sharing and your work is very inspiring.

Laura Love said...

What a pretty card! I love visiting your blog, you have amazing talent and I appreciate all the tutorials you do! Thanks for the chance to win! Half a MILLION is an amazing milestone! Congratulations! My guess for M is maybe a set of Stampin Up! MARKERS! Or Money... everyone likes that LOL!

Christine aka The Stampin' Ninja said...

Hey Donna!
It's your Ninja friend from Stampin' Connection hear to congratulate you on this AWESOME milestone! Yay for you!!!

The card you posted is simply gorgeous but hey, would we expect any less from you? ;0)

I got quite the giggle from all the guesses at what "M" could stand for... Money, naturally was my first guess after you said you gave $100 away at 200,000 hits but MDS was a good guess too (though markers was a good one I couldn't see you giving away markers for half a million hits after $100 for 200,000) - and then there are those that guessed a Mercedes, a motor home (to go to Convention in!) and a MAN! Loved it! Whatever the "M" prize is count me in!

Thanks for the chance to win & congrats again on this success!

Hugs,
Christine aka The Stampin' Ninja

Becky said...

I do follow you daily, do not comment daily. You do have a fabulous blog. Congratulations. Hope I win :)

Debbie Pierce said...

Another gorgeous creation!! I love your projects, and am so happy for you on being so close to 500,000. Great job!! Hmm, let's see. My first thought had been MDS. But you never know, it could be Munchos, Maple Syrup, or a Mac Book. (or maybe macaroni and cheese?!) All great choices!!

Keep up the great work, you are a blessing!!

Debie :)

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness..I hope dearly my little "best wishes" help you reach your goal...I wish you continued success. Sara Cross

Patti Willey said...

That's exciting! Half a Million visitors! Congratulations! I enjoy your friendship, and your paper crafting talent Girlie! So glad to have found you!

My guess, who can resist M&M's really? But if you want to throw money around, I'll be here to catch it! Hugs!

DawnKathleen said...

Congrats on your milestone! Thank you for your creativity! It truly is inspirational!

Valerie A said...

I stop by often and have tried several of your wonderful ideas. I would join your chat room but I am working during the day so it is not possible. Congrats on how well your blog does and the people that look to you. I would love a chance to win. My MDS as some others have guessed but money for products would be great.

Anonymous said...

Love your work! Congratulations! Thanks for the chance to win!
Debbie Hughes
mama1duk@aol.com

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Hi Donna! Sorry I am so late offering my congratulations. Your 500 000 milestone was reached while I was computerless (for over a week) ... and I missed this post in my catch ups! (I had 3 weeks of bookwork lost ... no blogging ... no blog surfing ... so when the computer was back online it took another week to get back on track!) I saw your post from yesterday ... and realised I had missed this one! Sigh ...
So ... I am here to give you a big hug and congratulations! What a wonderful milestone! You are a star! Thanks for the time we have shared as blog friends. You are very special to me! Hugs xx Andrea xxx