Saturday, September 15

Oops I Did it AGAIN

I have a problem remembering when my anniversary is. --go figure--. See Rick and I were married 13 years ago, on September 17. Well my oops is the same every year. See I always think that our anniversary is September 15. So once again I woke up this morning and wished my husband a Happy Anniversary. Today is not my anniversary, Monday is. I guess it is better to be early than late. BTW -- he laughs at me every year.


Several of you have asked me to post a picture of myself. So because of my anniversary, I am going to try and scan our wedding picture this weekend to post for you all.

In honor of my anniversary and having over 15k hits on my little site I am offering CANDY. This time you will receive the Fun Filled Stamp Set (retired SU!), flower brads, Bold Brights pieces (retired SU!), flower rhinestones, and one of my Holiday SWAP card (hope you do not mind, but it is one of my rejects) -- I forgot to add that I have an Amuse set of stamps too -- the Animal Wishes one. It is not in the picture, but it will be in your bag of goodies.

What do you need to do to qualify for candy? Just leave me a comment. You will receive an extra chance if you subscribe to my site (yes those of you that have already subscribed will receive the extra chance). You will receive an additional chance if you leave me a comment telling me a tip that I could use to improve my site or card making abilities.
I will have the boys draw a name on Wednesday evening. GOOD LUCK!!

102 Comments:

malieta said...

Good morning Corie!
I truly love your cards, they are great! I guess I won't get an additional entry because I cannot critize work that is awesome!
Thank you for offering this lovely candy Corie.
Malieta:)

Tanis said...

YAY! I love treats! I rarely enter any blog candy giveaways anymore, it was taking up too much time. Soooo, when a blogging friend gives something away, well, it makes me smile! Hmmm...I'm already subscribed, and the only thing I would like to see added to your blog is your photo (I'm gonna keep bugging you!!), so I guess that's it! Thanks Corie!

Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said...

How much FUN is CANDY????...and what a GREAT treat to get one of your cards!!! Thanks for the opportunity!...and all your inspiration!

Eleanor said...

Hi Corie,
Happy Anniversary! 13 years is a long time. May you share many more. And Congrats on reaching 15k+ hits - wow! Tips? Hmmm...I don't think you need any. I visit your site regularly cause you have many great ideas and lots of creative works. Thanks for sharing =)

Jessica said...

Happy (early) Anniversary! Thanks for offering some candy! i did subscribe, but i don't have any criticism or advice to improve your blog and artwork - i think you're doing just fine! Have a great day!

Kimberly said...

Happy Anniversary a little early! I cant wait to see the wedding pic! off to subscribe.
Kim

Dawn Easton said...

Happy EARLY Anniversary...LOL...I always forget the year we were married....not sure why that is. I know how many years and get that right but never the year...ugh...sad eh?
I'm laughing at you wanting a tip from me?! good one Corie! You are a much better card maker than I! Hope you have a fantastic weekend!!

Little Bits of Everything said...

Happy Anniversary! Love the blog candy!!

Flossie's Follies said...

Happy Anniversary

KardKrazy said...

That's so funny that you can't remember the date of your anniversary. Usually it's the other way, isn't it? Anyway, hope you have a wonderful one.
As far as your blog, I always like to see someone's picture on their blog.

scfranson said...

Happy Anniversary ! Your anniversary is on my birthday, I could email you to remind you each year, lol. Hope you have a good one.
Claudia

Rachel said...

Happy Anniversary! I am already subscribed AND I have you in my Google reader too. Too bad I can't get the third chance at your candy....cause I sure don't have any criticism. I love checking your blog. :)

Cathy said...

Happy 13th Anniversary to you and your hubby! Congrats on 15K also! I'm a subscriber to your blog already. I look forward to all your creative and talented artwork. Wow I just love your reject card and would be honor to be the lucky stamper to have it....oh I guess I will take the other fun sweet candy too! Thanks for a chance a your sweet giveaway.
cmeyers@hughes.net

June Houck said...

Happy Anniversary! I make cards for all our friends and family all year, but I always forget cards for my own dh. Seems strange, huh? Anyway, thanks for the offer of blog candy. I can't think of ways to improve your blog. I love stopping by:)

Dottie K said...

Happy Anniversary and 15K hits. Wow that is great candy. I enjoy your blog everyday. What's to improve on - it's perfect. Oh by the way - I'll take what you consider a reject any day. It's a beautiful card. Your too hard on yourself. Have a great weekend! :)

Wife2TJ said...

What WONDERFUL blog candy, thanks for giving us all a chance to win.

Congratulations on your anniversary. I Hope you have a wonderful one. It's so nice to hear people being married for so long. Congrat's on all your blog hits as well!!!

Jill K said...

That is a funny story about your anniversary! I like your blog too. You could maybe add an eye catching background to your blog..but I think it is great. All we really care about are your projects and getting to know you!

Deborah said...

Usually it is the man that forgets the date! You are so funny! What generous offerings! Deb

Ida Faye said...

Happy Anniversary! What a funny story. Great candy - hope I win!

Ida Faye said...

Happy Anniversary! What a funny story. Great candy - hope I win!

Tina said...

Happy Anniversary! Super fantastic candy, I've got my fingers crossed.

Tina

Tina said...

Happy Anniversary! Super fantastic candy, I've got my fingers crossed.

Tina

Crafty in Calgary said...

Hi Corie- Happy Early Anniversary to you and your DH!
What generous blog candy- YUMMY! Thanks for the entry!

Kathy W said...

Happy Early Anniversary! Wow what a generous blog candy package. Sorry, but in no way is that card a "reject". It is so beautiful, and I am in deep admiration of anyone who creates with the Thomas Kincade images. Love the coloring. Thanks for the chance to win; I already subscribe to your blog.

TAMI W. said...

HELLO
MY FIRST VISIT TO YOUR BLOG WHICH I PLAN ON SUBSCRIBING TO. I'M A FRIEND OF KRISTINA'S. I LOVE YOUR BLOG. HERE'S MY TIP. WHEN I DESIGN CARDS WITH DARK CARD STOCK OR REALLY FANCY PAPER, I USE A WHITE OR CREAM LINER ON THE RIGHT SIDE.

TAMI

Ijsbeer said...

lol. Your story really made me laugh. I get certain birthdays wrong each year but it isn't as funny. Happy aniversy! Hope you will have a nice one:)

I am already subcribed to your blog. Since I just started out in the card making world no tips there pluss your cards are really great. I always like to read a little about the person writing the blog; who they are, what they do and what inspires them:) Not really a tip though.

Shutterbug said...

I was brousing your blog and noticed what lovely cards you have. Here's a little tip someone shared with me the other day... Just because you think a card is a reject doesn't mean it is..the person receiving it won't see it through your eyes and will probably figure it's beautiful.

This one has helped me since I'm so picky that I have lots of "OOOPS" cards that didn't turn out the way I wanted to, But you know what...Nobody but me sees.
And by the way, I'd be glad to get one of your rejects any day, the ones that you've shared are lovely!!

-Mandiannie

Angel Wilde said...

I am certainly not sure what you could do to improve so no help from me. Happy Anniversary!! I can't forget mine... it's New Year's Eve! :-)

Roni said...

13 years CONGRATULATIONS!
I wouldn't change a thing.
I love your blog!

Márcia Mattos said...

Hi Corie

Happy 13th anniversary!!
I love your blog the way it is!
Hugs
Marcia

Monika said...

Happy Anniversary! And Congrats on your hits!! Love your cards, and I don't think there is anything I would change, you are doing a great job.

Krisstee said...

WOWZERS..what great candy. Your work is wonderful. I have bookmarked a few of your cards. Crossing my fingers til Wednesday..........and BTW.....HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!

HeyHeyPaula said...

Happy Anniversary! I can always remember the date, but I have trouble remembering how many years...38 or 39 I think! I enjoy visiting your blog and have it on my Google Reader.I like it as it is. A picture would be nice. Thanks for offering such yummy blog candy.

jodie said...

Thanks for the chance to win some great goodies!!

NormaJ said...

Corie: I am new to your blog so I had to go through it to look at your cards, after your critical
opinion of your work. My goodness,
girl, like one of the other crafters said, I'll take your rejects any time. They are beautiful. I'll have you on my
favourite list as soon as I post this. A daily must see for sure.

Brenda said...

Wow, thanks for being so generous...what awesome candy!! If that Holiday Swap card is one of your "rejects", you can send your rejects my way any day!
It'll be great to see your wedding pic, but my only tip to improve your site would be to put a current pic of you up there.
Happy Anniversary...don't feel bad about forgetting the day...I forgot how old I was!!
Okay boys...pick me!!
~Brenda H.

Betty said...

Happy Anniversary!!! I like your blog so there isn't anything I found that I don't like yet. Keep up the good work!

Mary Duffek said...

Sweetness! I love the chance to win some Blog Candy. I haven't won anything yet...maybe this will be it. I am enjoying your blog. I liked the post about the wonderful information on postage.
Happy Anniversary! (for Monday)
Thanks for the chance to play.

dasimonds said...

I just subscribed...great blog..
enjoying my visit. You are very talented and your cards are beautiful.
"Happy Anniversary"....mine is the 21st.
Your site looks good...and we all can see that your card making abilities are great...can't see anything right now that needs improving..Keep Smiling !!

Dee

jodene said...

Happy Anniversary to you both. Last week my husband and I realized we missed our wedding anniversart by three weeks. Funny thing is everyone forgot this year. (even my grandma who has never forgot to give us a card) I guess that is what happens after 12 years toghether.LOL Thanks for the chance!

Peggy Maier said...

Had to laugh about you forgetting your anniversary! My husband & I have been married 42 yrs. & we NEVER remember ours - we always think of it the next day or the next week. I'm subscribed thru your RSS feed - looks like a lot of great goodies in your giveaway!

SusanH said...

Happy Anniversary to You!
Happy Anniversary to You!
Happy Anniversary dear lovebirds!
Happy Anniversary to You!

Hope it's great!

Becky said...

Thank you for your sharing your creative work! I love what I've seen & really enjoy going through the "process" with you when you choose or "reject" a project!

AngieW said...

Happy Happy Anniversary!! And congrats on 15K! That is so awesome!
I too have little quirky memory malfunctions. I guess I lied about my age so much as a teenager, always making myself older, that I always think I am older than I am. My kids are constantly correcting me. LOL!
Have a great weekend!
Angie Warren
Awaren6@comcast.net

Wanda. said...

Your anniversary story is funny. Usually it's the hubby who forgets the date!!! And you're right, better early than late.
Your site is wonderful. It doesn't need improvement. Just keep doing what you are doing, it's working for you so far!

Nancy Riley said...

Corie, Great blog candy! Thank you for the opportunity to win it! You are a huge inspiration! I love your blog! I can tell you have a true passion for stamping and papercrafting. You pay close attention to detail, and give your heart and soul to your blog! It shows in everything you post!

Jan Scholl said...

I thought getting married two days after hubby's bday would help him remember but it never has. 35 years alter and I am usually by myself as he is off and about. For spite, I forget his bday.

Elaine said...

Well Happy Anniversary!! Today IS our anniversary!! Monday is my bday too - so we're busy this time of year!

I think the blog can be improved by adding a side link to a gallery of your cards. I love looking through your creations and think that would be a nice touch! I don't have any advice to 'better' your cards because I think they're already FABULOUS!!

and I'm already a subscriber, so please pick me for the candy! LOL

Leigh said...

awwww Happy Anniversary for tomorrow. xx

AscenderRisesAbove said...

I think every marriage should have two anniversaries ;-)

Julie (Joypup on SCS) said...

Hi! I just subscribed... and I am commenting (so that is two entries) and for my third, I am going to say -- Listen to your own heart, because that is what is ALREADY making you a great stamper. Your cards are wonderful! and I can tell you are really good at what you do. Striving to be better all the time is good, too -- but don't forget that something inside of you is already expert.

Linda said...

Happy Anniversary!!
I just discovered your blog and will be looking it over. So far, it looks like you have some neat ideas.

Susan said...

Usually it is the hubby's who don't get the date right. First time I have heard of a wife getting the dates confused! LOL Congrats on your anniversary.

L8ybug2 said...

Love your blog, love your cards. I don't know how you could possibly improve on either one. They are both GREAT! I only wish my cards were half as good as yours. I haven't won any candy in a while, so will this be my lucky day??????
Thanks for the chance, Rita

Michelle said...

I visit you everyday, Corie!
I would like to see photos on your sidebar. Photo of you, of your pets, maybe? It personalizes the blog.
Sometimes it's fun just to read about silly things in your life. Simone does this usually once a week.
I also like challenges. I used to post challenges on my blog, but not a lot of people participated, so i stopped, but i think i'll start it up again.
Love your blog, Corie!

Fe-Fe said...

I'd love to give you some constructive critism but I've been looking at your cards until I'm blue in the face trying to think of some suggestion I could give to improve just one of them in some way and I just can't come up with anything - your cards are fantastic just the way they are!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the hits & happy anniversary! You have to remember, that we are our own worst critic! What you don't like on a card may be just the element someone else is looking for! So be kind to yourself and keep up the great work. I am a subscriber and I wouldn't miss it.
Ilene B.

Andrea Hays said...

I have a spent a bunch of time looking at all of your cards and I am still trying to think of something you can improve on. I don't know that I have any sort of place to tell someone who does such wonderful work (much better than myself) what to improve on. I could say something of person interest to me. I like funky or more retro cards. One I love is your "Reject #1". I could look at cards like that all day. I don't tend to personally like stamps like in "Reject #2" for instance. But that is just my taste. I would say make them all funky! That's my 2 cents. :)

I am getting a lot of inspiration from you and I have subscribed to your site. Thank you for the giveaway and I will surely be back frequently to check out all you have to offer. Keep up the great work!

Julie Mutch said...

Hi Corie!

Congrats on over 15K hits! Your work is always a treat to see and I've got ya in my Google Reader to check out whenever you update.

Delicious lookin' treats you've got up for offer, thanks for your generosity! :) I'd be happy just with the card, though! It's stunning!

Hope your having a great weekend and Happy Anniversary on Monday! Have a great day! We celebrate our 12th anniversary in 3 weeks.

Pat S. said...

Hi Corie!
Congratulations on 15,000 and 15 years! (And thanks for the chuckle...it's usually the DH that gets the date wrong :)

I am a subscriber!

And let's see...a tip...
you already post regularly,
you already show pictures of your creations,
you already tell us what prompted you to create it,
you already share the recipe,
you already share the how-to,
and you already share bits of inspiration...
What more could we want??

Melanie aka Batgirl said...

Happy Anniversary! I love the way you disply your cards and for the most part I can't see why you reject some cards lol I think you do great work! have a great sunday!

Juliann said...

Corie Corie Corie...your site is great, your cards are BEAUTIFUL, your site is one of my daily doses, I think you are just WONDERFUL! And look at that blog candy...I was hoping the card was one of the ones in my swap...reject pft...not so! Happy Anniversary, funny usually men get the date wrong, at least you are just early! Haver a great day!

Beth said...

Happy anniversary you funny girl. You think you'd remember your anniversary by now--LOL. I'm a subscriber, as you know, and my tip is something I have been contemplating -- to provide one site of interest per week to your readers. It can be any topic at all. Again, congrats.

Teresa said...

I have just started making cards and doing a blog. I love seeing your creations it gives insiration to make some of my own. For me I need a whole lot of improvement. But seeing your cards I have hope! oh I am always forgetting my anniversary I think it's suppose to be the other way around (my husband)Have a great day and Happy Anniversary

Rita said...

Happy Anniversary you forgetful little girl! We always remember or else I would hit my hubby over the head!!! Heehee! just kidding, we've been married 35 years & it still seems like yesterday. I'm already subscribed to your blog & thanks for the chance at some great blog candy. Hope you have a great anniversary.

Cindy Vernon said...

Wow that's wonderful candy. Congrats on your anniversary and blog!

travelingmama said...

Wow! Great candy. You reminded me of my parents because they have always celebrated 2 anniversaries. They eloped three months before their wedding because they thought my Dad was going to be called away by the Air Force. He didn't... and my grandfather went to his grave without ever knowing my mom took the plunge before their extravagant wedding! LOL!
Happy Early Anniversary!

Melissa said...

Congratulations Corie! We've been married for the same amount of time!

Awesome blog candy too!

The Williams Family said...

I loved the pirate card for kids. I will have to find a tutorial for that. Great candy, too.

www.cardssweetcards.blogspot.com

janet allen said...

I really tried to give you some constructive tips to improve your blog so I went through several of your posts to see if I could come up with one. Sorry - just not possible as it's perfect the way it is. You even add anniversary humor and blog candy:)

Kathi B said...

Happy Anniversary. I have almost the same thing happen every year to me except it's backwards. Everyone thinks my birthday is 08/13 but it's really the 12th. So people don't wish me happy birthday and I feel neglected. Then the next day I laugh at them all as they wish my happy birthday. Oh well.

Love the blog candy. Crongrats on the hits!

The Stampin' Soldier said...

Who doesn't love candy. I really enjoy your site the way it is. You are a totally sweet and talented lady. You always make me feel better about my blog and cards. I agree with the other about putting up photos though. It would be nice to put a face with the name. Thanks again for your support!

Mary R. said...

Love your blog! I would be thrilled with your rejects!

Momsnack said...

I'm already subscribed so I visit you regularly!
Anniversary tale: It was our turn to host our annual New Years Eve party for about 20 people...I was so busy preparing for the party (and taking care of three little ones and the usual daily routine) that I completely forgot our anniversary (which happened to be NYE).
Happy Anniversary & congrats on the hits!
NancyS (momsnack)

Ghazal(ghazal_31005@yahoo.com) said...

Happy anniversary and congrats on the hits. It's a great candy, thanks for the chance to win.

Debby Winters said...

Hi! and Happy Anniversary! I sympathize with you! I have the same problem. My husband and I married on December 20 seven years ago and for some reason I always think it is the 21st. The funny part is we married on my parent's wedding anniversary as a way to keep them close as they have both passed over. I could never get their Anniversary right either!

kathy said...

I love all your cards and I check in daily because I know I will find something interesting here. ok off I go to subscribe

Nancy Grant said...

Congratulations on your wedding anniversary. I wish you both many more years of happiness and fun.

A picture of you would be cool. :-) As far as your cards go... just keep them coming. I love your creations.

Smiles,
NG.

Heather Leech said...

Happy anniversary!! My hubby and I celebrate 17 years on the 29th. Man, how time flies!! Thanks for a chance at a great prize!!
Heather L.

Allison said...

You are a supahstar...happy anniversary!

CAKVD said...

Hi Corie!! I love that stamp set you are offering! And all the other goodies are yummy too! Thanks for being one of my loyal blog readers!!
Cheryl KVD

Shannon McGann said...

Happy Anniversary, Corie! At least you said Happy Anniversary to your husband early and not afterwards! I honestly can't give you any tips - your work is amazing, your blog is so great - you give tutorials, funny anecdotes, great projects...What else can you do? Congratulations on all the hits!

Brenda said...

Oh don't we all make mistakes. If I'm not reminded a day or week before one of my friends birthdays I'd forget. :$ That is why I have a calender with their birthday written on it and cross out each day as it goes by.

I just happened to pop in here on you blog from a link in another one I visited. It looks good so far.:)

melissa roth said...

I loved your golf cards, your cards from the Merry & Bright set, and the gift bags. Wishing you and your husband many many more anniversaries.

Lori Barnett said...

Happy Anniversary! I love ALL YOUR creations!! Only thing I might add is make more post more :) Thanks for sharing.

JoAnn said...

I love your blog just the way it is....I wouldn't change a thing. You post great cards for inspiration and you post regularly, and those are the two things that keep me coming back! Happy Anniversary!

Shelly said...

This candy looks good! I love your "reject" card, it's beautiful! Okay, here's my tip, Miss Corie! Keep on doing what you're doing because your cards ROCK! I love seeing all your great cards and inspiration, your blog is one of my favorites!

Erica Bass said...

You want criticisms for your anniversary? Your picture quality is good, cant criticize that. I can read your font and color choice. You tell people what products you chose, good there... I honestly can't think of anything. Sorry. :)

The Queen Of Scrap said...

I have just found your blog! Great candy! I will be subscribing! To inprove it you can add my blog to your blog roll! LOL! Does that count as 3?

Pat S. said...

Hi Corie!
I read it wrong...it should be...
Congratulations (TODAY) on 15,000 hits and 13 years! Enjoy your very special anniversary dinner!

I really like the card you made for DH...very nicely done :)

Oh yes, I am a subscriber!

serenarepsold said...

First of all, you are an amazing "crafter". Stop being so hard on yourself. I have drawn lots of inspiration from your blog and I am going to subscribe today since I check back so often. I would love for ANY of my cards to look as good as your "rejects!". Please understand that you are very talented.

=) Serena Repsold

Lilian said...

happy anniversary!! today IS your anniversary... :)

thanks for sharing some goodies with us on your special day!

enjoy today... i hope it's a celebration of many years shared and many more to come.

Rhonda said...

Happy Anniversary Corie!! I do the same thing...our anniversary is April 12th and I always think it is the 14th! Had to think about it before I even typed it, lol! Don't change a thing on your site, girl...everything is fabulous:)! I have you in my google reader and my favorites and linked on my blog (sounds like I'm stalking you, ROTFL!) Hope you have a great day!

Big Hugs...Rhonda:)

Helen & Co. said...

Hi Corie - HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! (I got the right day - Ha!) I actually do this with my eldest son's birthday. I have to work his out by remembering that my kid's birthdays are all multiples of 8...
At least I can switch off my brain for making cards!

Shelli said...

LOL, you are too funny. I get our anniversary mixed up constantly. For some reason I always want it to be 1 day later than it really is, go figure. Thanks for your awesome offer.

Tanja said...

happy anniversary, happy anniversary, happy anniversary, haaaaaaaaaaapy aniversary!! Thanks for sharing!!!

chelemom said...

Oooohhh, guess I am not too late! How exciting! Such great blog candy! I enjoy your blog and try to visit as often as I can! I don't think you need to improve anything!

Dawn said...

Hi Corie!
I so appreciate your comments on my blog - I wanted to check out yours! I think you're doing an awesome job, wish I had found you sooner : ) Happy Anniversary!
Dawn

Debbie G said...

Your cards are all so beautiful and so well done!! Congrats on your anniversary. Great looking blog candy!!!!

maiahs_momma said...

I just love your blog, enjoy coming to it to find out what new amazing thing you have created. Happy Anniversary :)! I wouldn't change a thing about your blog..like it the way it is :).

The Crafty Chik said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! There was a cartoon this past Sunday that had the comment (from wife to husband) of "quit referring to our anniversary milestone as time served"! Oh that was too funny not to share! Seriously, Happy Anniversary!

Pat S. said...

Hi Corie!
Glad you had a good anniversay celebration...what a treat to have the kitchen cleaned up too :)

I think your Zinford card is amazing! You really captured the spirit of her art :)

Oh yes, I am a subscriber!