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October 15, 2008



Did you know that I have been blogging for TWO years on the 20th of October?!?!  I can't!!!!  Something else I can't believe is that fellow blogging buddy, Kristine over at Ink Something, has been blogging for 2 years on the EXACT SAME DAY!!!!

Well, maybe it's not that big of a deal, but we thought we would have some fun celebrating our Blogoversaries TOGETHER, with YOU!!!


This gorgeous Boot Loot can be YOURS and SO CAN THE BLOG CANDY THAT KRISTINE HAS POSTED ON HER BLOG!!!!!  I've posted a picture of hers below (sorry, my computer messed up the sizing but there is a MUCH prettier and clearer picture on HER BLOG).

Kristine's Blog Candy

Here are the rules: 

  • Leave a comment telling me what your favorite post is on my blog (go ahead and look back through my archives if you would like).  You can either link the post to your comment, OR if you don't know how to do that, make sure to tell me the title of the post and date it was posted so that it is easier for me to find.  Please limit it to ONE answer, not several that you like.  :) 
  • Visit Kristine's blog and do the same on hers - you DON'T have to tell me which one of hers you picked - tell her!!!
  • Feel free to link this post on your blog so others will want to participate and get the chance at winning.

The first two things are what you HAVE to do to be considered to win. I will pick a winner and post the name at 8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time.  Kristine will also pick a winner, and who knows, you might win BOTH!!!!!!

Below are more pics showing a close-up of most of the items and they are preceded by a list of what exactly is in the Boot Loot.

- 6 pages 12" x 12" assorted color GLITTER papers
- 1 NEW package of Making Memories "hul.la.ba.loo" Embellishment Paper - 24 sheets of 12" x 12" paper (4 sheets of 6 patterns) and 2 die-cut sheets
- 1 pkg Making Memories"hul.la.ba.loo" chipboard alpha stickers (2 sheets/110 stickers) 
- 1 pkg Making Memories"hul.la.ba.loo" pack of circle brads (90 medium brads in 6 colors)
- 1 pkg Making Memories"hul.la.ba.loo" epoxy buttons (30 total pieces)
- 1 new and unmounted DIE-CUT stamp set - Friendship Blooms (set of 5 stamps)
- 1 package of LOTS of Robin's Nest Dew Drops in the "Boot Loot" variety - my favorite assortments all in one container!!
- 2 rolls (5 yds each) Metallic ribbon - gold and silver
- 2 chipboard flowers to alter
- 1 6"x4" acrylic photo frame to alter (see my 3-D projects for ideas)
- 2 blank mini albums from CTMH ("retired" I am pretty sure) to fill and alter
- 20 4" x 4" coasters to alter
- 10 blank CD Literature files for you to alter (I've made them into books and posted 
here on my blog is one that I made for a friend to hold a CD.  Take this a step farther and link 3 together for an adorable mini album!!!)
- Large heart eyelets - some used, perhaps about 1/8 of the package at most
- Small flower eyelets - some used, perhaps about 1/8 of the package at most

Whew!!!  I think that's all of it.  I can't wait to see what you guys say!  Good luck in the contest!!

PS - Don't forget to BUY MY STAMPS that I have for sale, along with a couple of other things.  I'm BEGGING you - before my hubby realizes just how much I DO have!!! ;)  he he he









  1. First of all, Congratulations on your Blogoversary! I'm sure your viewing/reading public has grown not just in numbers, but also in the countries it has gained in popularity. I wish you continued success!
    As for my favorite post, its difficult to say. Each day brings a new favorite. Keep up the great creativity!

  2. I love the Christmas cards you made last year. I have them bookmarked and may do a version of them this year - simple but beautiful!

  3. CONGRATULATIONS!!! I loved the Christmas card "a Little Bit" posted in Sept 2008, I have this stamp set and am using it for my cards this year..Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. Awesome blog and blog candy! My favorite in Sarah and Emma's mini pizza box on Oct 7! Love the tree! So elegant!

  5. I love, love, love the baby boy card you made with all of the ribbon! http://bootstostamps.typepad.com/from_combat_boots_to_rubb/2008/10/baby-boy-card.html You did such a great job. Congrats on your blogaversary!

  6. Hi my fav post is http://bootstostamps.typepad.com/from_combat_boots_to_rubb/2008/10/baby-boy-card.html
    i really love the ribbon and also how you did the waves too clever, i'll have to do those waves. My baby boy is turning 1 on the same date your blog is turning too, how cool!!
    Happy stampin'

  7. I have subscribed to you in my google reader...and so enjoy all you post! So I just picked one card that I loved!http://bootstostamps.typepad.com/from_combat_boots_to_rubb/2008/07/more-drs-design.html
    I can't believe all you are giving away. It would be a dream come true! Keep up the creativity!Am linking to you on my blog!

  8. Congratulations on your BLOG-versary!!!! That is exciting news. And how cool that you both share the same date!! Thank you so much for sharing all of your wonderful creations, you are very talented and I so enjoy browisng your blog.
    My favorite post (since I can only pick one) would be:

  9. first of all congrats on 2 years! wow! I love your blog and have it in my Reader becouse I don't want to miss any your post:) My fave post is Butterfly Meets Bella Rose from July 26, 2008, I love these cards, colours and designs! lovely:)
    of course I visited Kristine's blog too:)

  10. Congrats on 2 years! Wow! Time flies, doesn't it? I love your blog and am glad I found it (although, I don't remember how I did!) My favorite post is http://bootstostamps.typepad.com/from_combat_boots_to_rubb/2007/10/cards-for-our-a.html
    I love the cards for our troops! And I love the first photo, with the soldier intently coloring his card! :O) Keep blogging!

  11. hi Marie,
    WOohoo!!!!Congrats on your anniversary.
    I just love your Eastern Blooms card from October 2, so soft and pretty colors. It's one of my fav set.
    tfs :) and what a wonderful blog candy.

  12. I love this card! It jumps out at me as one of my favorites that you've made.

  13. Congratulations! Thanks for sharing your talent with us! I have a lot of favorites but this one sticks out. I really like this stamp set and have used it for various occassions. http://bootstostamps.typepad.com/from_combat_boots_to_rubb/2008/09/remember-these-cards.html

  14. Congrats on two years!! Wow what an amazing blog and such fabulous blog candy!! I don't know why I'm so excited because I never win, but nonetheless I will cross my fingers and toes and wait with abated breath!!
    It was a hard choice, but I'm going to pick Cupcakes, some glitter, and a SWAP! Yummy amd I love the cupcake stamps!!
    I posted a link to both cancies on my blog, here http://wooddeboraha.blogspot.com/2008/09/blog-candy-happy-thoughts-inkspots.html
    I'm going to go check out your stamps you have for sale. I have some too if you're interested!!
    Thanks again for a chance to win this amazing blog candy!!

  15. I really liked Sept. 24, 2008 - "From Our House to Yours." Thanks for letting me know about the drawing!! - Mindi Zappe

  16. Congrats on 2 years. I really enjoy your posts. The one I enjoyed was Sept 11 "yeah- a little bit, at least"
    I love the masking, sponging and the tree in forfront. Simply beautiful!
    Erica Munroe

  17. Wow, what an awesome prize! Congrats on your blogaversary! My favorite post was the baby boy card, probably because I have a baby boy!

  18. My favorite goes back a little: Clean and Simple from September 1. I really like the colors, how simple the card is, and yet so elegant!

  19. my favorite post is boy card on october 12. I am sure there are more, but this one stands out in my mind because i love finding new boy ideas!
    thanks for sharing

  20. Congrats on 2 years. That is an accomplishment. I love your blog and check it often. I love all of your ideas, but I like this one http://bootstostamps.typepad.com/from_combat_boots_to_rubb/2008/10/paper-beads.html that you did recently. I might even try it for a class sometime.

  21. Congrats on your Blog-anni-birthday! I love the simplicity of the inchie card you made on May 24, 2008 "A Very Simple Card and What this Weekend's About...."
    thanks for the chance for goodies! ;-)

  22. I like the baby boy card, it's so cute. Love the olors.

  23. Wow, your giveaway is the bomb!! You are so generous!! I would pick your Mojo Monday Week #37 post back on May 14th. I remember your Kitchen Sink entry well :) It was so pretty!

  24. Congrats on your 2nd blogaversary!
    I really like this post from your Eastern Bloom series:
    The colors are gorgeous!

  25. Congrats on your 2nd blogaversary! My favorite of your posts was this one in your series of Eastern Blooms:
    The colors are gorgeous!

  26. My favorite is the one all about Daniel ... I miss the little guy.

  27. The Go-to Sketch butterfly card is SOOOO adorable :)

  28. Congrats! What awesome blog candy you are giving away. It was so hard to choose what post from your blog I like the best. All of your posts are great. Since I do have to choose one I like the post that you had on Aug. 29 the best. The hippo from the pun fun set is so cute with the layout and colors that you used.

  29. Congrats for this milestone!! is great!!
    My favorite post is: http://bootstostamps.typepad.com/from_combat_boots_to_rubb/2008/09/another-notecard.html
    I love the elegant and simple design you use!! it looks perfect! That stamp set is pretty!!

  30. Wow! its been 2 years, I still remember that day you had your area set up for the Christmas Workshop at Sacred Heart School. You had many neat cards,gifts and of course those awsome bead pens/checkbook covers. That is what deffinetly caught my attention. I was sold. The post that I like to look back on is July 23,2008. Those Baroque Motifs Cards and Stationary Box. I love the colors. Here's to many more.

  31. Congrats on your Blogaversary!!! What amazing blog candy!!! I have to say that I sure LOVE that Go-To Sketch post..........that is a wonderful sketch and those colors with the butterfly are just so soft and gorgeous!!!

  32. I really like the mini pizza boxes on Oct 7th, but I also really like this simple Christmas card..http://bootstostamps.typepad.com/from_combat_boots_to_rubb/2008/09/remember-these-cards.html
    Thanks and great blog candy....

  33. Congratulations on the 2 years
    One of my favorite posts in "Clean and Simple"
    posted on Sept.1,2008.
    The colors are great together and I like simple but very
    sharp looking cards.

  34. Wow, marie!! Congrats on your blog-a-versary. What sweet candy you are giving away, too! I am a good friend of Kristine, too (SBS4 sister), so I followed you from her blog. I believe I have been here a few times before, because as I browsed your items so many of them looked familiar! I need to add you to my blog reading list :) One of my favorite posts was the altered CD holder with one of my new SU sets Dreams Du Jour -- http://bootstostamps.typepad.com/from_combat_boots_to_rubb/2008/08/cd-holder.html Thanks for a chance to win. :) Kel

  35. Congrats on your blogiversary!! That's so awesome! My fave post would be : http://bootstostamps.typepad.com/from_combat_boots_to_rubb/2008/10/paper-beads.html
    Great tutorial! :) My MIL would love this! Thanks!

  36. Congrats on 2 years, that's alot of time and commitment. My fav post was Lots of Beads on Sept 03. It was really neat!
    All the best

  37. Happy Anniversary!! Yipee!! I Love your blog GREAT Inspiration!! Fun to see!!! Keep up the Super Work!!

  38. Happy Anniversary!! Yipee!! I Love your blog GREAT Inspiration!! Fun to see!!! Keep up the Super Work!!

  39. I love your cards... and I like to make cards, but this time my favorite is NOT a card... I am in love with Snow Swirled right now (I just wish I could order it, but maybe sometime soon...)so my FAVORITE Blog, is recent... Oct.7 - Sarah and Emma's Mini Pizza Boxes - those are adorable! And lok like they'd be so much fun to make!

  40. So this is ancient, but it reminds me of when our girls played together and it is so innocent. Oct 21, 2006 http://bootstostamps.typepad.com/from_combat_boots_to_rubb/2006/10/the-cutest-girl.html

  41. Hey there! Congratulations to your Blogaversary!! A post I remember because I liked it very much was the "7 Things About Me....and a CARD!!!!" The link is: http://bootstostamps.typepad.com/from_combat_boots_to_rubb/2007/10/7-things-about.html I like this post because it really made me smile. It's really interesting to see a bit more of the person behind the posts, methinks :)

  42. Congrats on your anniversary! I love the Pumpkin Poop - Take Two post done on either September 18th or 19th. That is so so cute!! Thanks for your wonderful blog!!

  43. Congratulations! I love your 'welcome baby mini' album of the 18 June post . Might lift this idea for a friend that had her first baby last week. Thanks for a chance to win such great candy! Now I'm off to Kristine's. Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

  44. Congrats! My favorite post is: http://bootstostamps.typepad.com/from_combat_boots_to_rubb/2008/01/christmas-ite-2.html
    I love the 3-D ornament!

  45. This was VERY VERY hard to pick a single Favorite since I LOVE everything you do!! I picked my favorite 2- Cupcake Nursery Hee! Hee!

  46. This was VERY VERY hard to pick a single Favorite since I LOVE everything you do!! I picked my favorite 2- Cupcake Nursery Hee! Hee!

  47. Hi Marie, congrats to you! My favorit post is:
    The candy is great, thanks for the chance to win. I post it on my blog.
    Hugs, Andrea

  48. Hello!
    Even here on your side, it is amazing to me difficult to me to decide! So many great works!
    I have, after a long lay on the map for a decision. Because I love the colors you've used.
    I am even more beautiful works you can admire!
    Hugs BlackShadow

  49. your baby boy boat card is soooo cute :)
    congratulations on your blogaversary!

  50. What a great blog you have - I have it bookmarked now :)
    I love this card "eastern Blossom" - the different hues of blues and the simplicity - gorgeous.

  51. Congrats on your Blogaversary,must be special to celebrate it with a friend on top of it all!
    I am new to your blog,but did surf and I love
    Those baroque motifs cards project July 23.08
    Such a beautiful project,lovely colors and lovely set indeed!
    Thanks for a chance at your awesome candy!

  52. Congrets! You have a beautiful blog and your creations are wonderful! It's not easy for me. It's pity I can only pick one! My fav posting is your Countdown for Christmas:
    I love how you've done this!
    Thanks for sharing all your fabulous creations :)

  53. Congratulations on your 2 years of blogging. All of your creations are fantastic and inspiring. The one that stands out to me is the baby boy card with the little boat and wonderful ribbons used. Baby Boy Card 10/10/08.

  54. Stephanie EiseleOct 17, 2008, 5:44:00 AM

    Congrats on the blogaversary. My favorite cardis the blue lovely as a tree. I will always love that set. I have commented on your paper beads, those are fun.

  55. I really like this ornament. I think these would be fun to make and give. Congrats on your Blogoversary!

  56. One of my favorites was the Stationary Set made with the Baroque Set on July 27, 2008. I loved the colors and I enjoy the 3D/gift projects.
    Hard to pick a fav...love all your work and your family chat.

  57. Congrats on your blogoversary! Your blog turns two on the same day my son does! :-)
    I'll have to check through the archives to come up with a favorite post, but I wanted to let you know that both of our little "projects" share a birth date. :-)
    Kelly in Ohio

  58. I would have to say my favorite is
    Featured Stampers Challenge, October 16th.
    I just found your blog thru Kristine, so I'm new and that one post caught my eye,kwim?
    Thanks for the chance to play!

  59. donna petterborgOct 17, 2008, 5:45:00 PM

    I love the one from 28 Nov 07 I think it's "Is he hinting something..." The couch was something else.
    I love the colors that you use on the book and the other things you did for your friends. They're are precious.
    See you soon

  60. Congrats on 2! I really liked your altered Cd posted on Aug. 23, 08. It was just sweet and I love other things versus cards...it rocked.

  61. congratulations on your anniversary.
    What a great candy you are offering.
    My favorite post is the one dated on sept. 30: I finally tried.
    I love the colours, DP and stamp. I've got a similar stamp but never used it. This one gives me great ideas on how to use it.
    Have a great weekend,
    xoxo karin

  62. Congratulations on your anniversary, I have found you through Kristine, you have a lovely blog and fantastic candy. I have searched through your archives and I must say my fav at the moment is
    I love making cards but I also love to see something different and these are gorgeous
    I will leave a link on my blog and add you to my favs
    Gina xxx

  63. I read your blog often. I, too, like the Eastern Blooms stamps, so I enjoyed your post on October2, titled "one las SFYTT using Eastern Blooms. (That should be a capital f in between the S-Y, but for some dumb reason my capital flooks like this: F

  64. I love the card you made on the "I finally Tried" post on 9/20/08. That card is gorgeous!
    Thanks for a chance at some great candy!!
    Happy Blogiversary!!
    Hugs, Melissa

  65. I love the bookmark you posted on 10/13 titled Eastern Bloom meets. It's very creative, and looks lovely!

  66. My favorite post was in September with the title I Finally Tried It. What a great encouragment for us all to attempt something new. Action, baby, trumps wishing and waiting.

  67. This is just so very awesome!! Congrats on 2 years. I have bookmarked so many of your pages due to your wonderful color combos and unique ideas.
    My favorite post is Memorial Day http://bootstostamps.typepad.com/from_combat_boots_to_rubb/garden-whimsy/

  68. OK, I looked back through most all of your posts and I guess my favorite is "A fave of mine" from September 5th. But I must say, it really was difficult to pick one! Congrats again!

  69. Congrats on your anniversary! I really liked TLC171 The Whole Enchilada on 6/2/08. The colors are very nice.

  70. Congrats on 2 years. My favorite is your Baroque Motifs stationery box.
    Thanks for sharing your creations!

  71. This is amazing candy! You have so many lovely things but my favourite is Sarah and Emma's Mini Pizza Boxes posted on October 7th 2008.
    Liza x

  72. congratulations on your anniversary.
    What a great candy you are offering.
    Your creations are wonderful!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Hugs Gisela

  73. Christmas cards Jan. 15 2008. I've cased this layout / masking technique using the other trees from lovely as a tree with great results. Love your blog!! Don't EVER have to "keep my eyes peeled" for GORGEOUS eye candy!!! ;) Thanks for sharing a little of yourself with us daily!! You ROCK!

  74. i really love the post on the 7th Oct about the mini pizza boxes
    congratualtions on the bogaversary
    good luck everyone
    Susie x

  75. Hello,
    What a nice candy.
    My favourite is:
    October 10, 2008
    Baby Boy Card
    I love the card <3.
    PS. I have no blog, but I am working at one.

  76. Hi, Marie Congratulations your Blog is wonderful.......My favorite are the Stunning Pizza Box, they are all so beautiful....
    I post you Candy on my Blog.....
    Thanks for the chance to win this great Blogcandy...

  77. Congrats on your blogarversary and what a fab blog one of my favs is this little fella cos he made me smile http://bootstostamps.typepad.com/.shared/image.html?/photos/uncategorized/2008/08/11/dscn4284.jpg .
    gina xx

  78. My favorite post was this one: Cards for our Airmen, CC133 and UHU product rating because I love the picture of the serviceMEN making cards, too. :)

  79. Happy 2nd and Cheers to many more!
    Everything this month has been focused on "The Big Boo Day!"....so in keeping with that I would have to say my fav would be:
    Pumpkin Poop-take two
    ty for your great inspirations..{{}}}HUGS}}}}}

  80. I loved the August 23rd entry called "Altered CD". I love new packaging ideas. The colors were great and I loved the added glitter. I have this one saved in my archives so I can try to make some of these for Teachers Gifts. I always make a CD for each teacher with soothing music on it to play while in a bubble bath. I add lotions and bubble bath soap with it for an end of the year gift. They deserve it after a long school year. Thanks for the idea and all the great gifts you give out.
    Janin Huerter huerterfam@aol.com

  81. Congrats!
    My favorite of your post is http://bootstostamps.typepad.com/from_combat_boots_to_rubb/2008/10/go-to-sketch.html
    I love the sketch, the butterfly card is lovely!
    Super nice blog candy!

  82. First... congrats to you also on your blogoversary!!!
    I really really liked the 10-03-2008 post http://bootstostamps.typepad.com/from_combat_boots_to_rubb/2008/10/paper-beads.html about the paper beads. I'd never thought of something like that. How totally cool! I love it. I definitely starred that and cannot wait to try it out on some paper. I think it'd be super cute.
    Thank you for the opportunity to win some wonderful blog candy! May you have a wonderful upcoming week!
    Connie Jean

  83. Congrats on your Blog-aversary...you go girl!! What an awesome sweet package of goodies!! (You know, my birthday's coming up on Hallowe'en...'keeping my fingers crossed!)
    My favorite post is the adorable "Baby Boy Card" posted on October 10th, 2008...just LOVE it!!
    Thanks for being so generous...and for this chance to win!
    ~Brenda H.

  84. Samantha ForrestOct 20, 2008, 4:51:00 AM

    I loved the Christmas card "a Little Bit" posted in Sept 2008........so cute!!!! All of your creations are wonderful inspirations!!!
    Keep them coming!!

  85. I love The Eastern Blooms card in blues and greens. The post was titled I finally tried... on Sept. 30, 2008 Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy!

  86. I just found you as I get Kristine's blog delivered to my inbox. Happy Blogaversary!
    I luvvv luvvv your Oct. 7th post of your mini Pizza Boxes. Great embossed fancy curly Christmas tree with adorned jewels, just beautiful.
    I'm going to check out more things on your blog for sure. Thanks! :) Happy Day.

  87. Congrats on your blog! I truly love the Eastern Blooms with the bling. The colors are just fantastic and I love the layout! I've already made a couple of cards similar to this one! Thanks for sharing your beautiful work with all of us!


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