40,000 Hits Blog Candy!

Wow I can't believe I have 40,000 hits! Thank you all for reading my blog and supporting me online! So to celebrate I have a little package of blog candy. Since it's getting so close to Christmas I decided to do some fun festive images and paper sampler. To play make a Winter Themed Card using this sketch :D You have until next Tuesday (11/25) at midnight. Wednesday morning I will have one of my girls draw a name for the candy, yay! Here is the sketch to use :

This is my Sample:
I turned the sketch vertically to fit my image and added some scallops to the one side, some ribbon across and a sentiment. I haven't used colored pencils in forever and I have to say it was rather fun to take them out and play with them again. It also reminded me that I still need to find some Gamsol. Last I looked I just couldn't find it when I searched, lol. Does anyone know if it goes by another name? Literally no one knows what I'm talking about when I go to the craft/art stores here. There are only a couple and it seems like the people just cashier there and don't really know anything about the supplies (sigh). Anyway, I wanted a softer look than I get with my markes and I think she came out cute, even without the gamsol ^_~

And here is the blog candy package. A 6x6 sampler of the Basic Grey Fruitcake papers, some Stamping Bella Winter stamps, seasonal ribbon, and of course some of those cutie pie Bitty Bloom images that I just got. And to make it a little more fun for each card that gets made I'll add something more to the candy package. Have fun with the sketch and thanks for all your visits, comments, support, or just lurking ^_~ Hugs to all my readers!


Vicki Wizniuk said...

Hey Marjorie! Congrats on 40,000!!! I love the idea of a challenge with the offer of blog candy... it gets me creating! Here's the link to my card that I made for this sketch and just posted on my blog: http://wizardshangout.blogspot.com/

Keeping my fingers crossed! :o)

Alanna said...

Congrats Marjorie on the 40K hits. That's so wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win the awesome blog candy. Here's the link to my entry.


Jenn said...

Hey Marjorie! I use a product called Taltine because Gamsol isn't available in Canada unless you order it from the States - it's an odorless Turpentine alternative and I use it all the time with my Prismacolours! I had a hard time too finding it! Sorry, just saw the challenge post so I don't have anything to show - hopefully I can play before your deadline!

Jenn said...

Congrats on the 40k hits!!! :D Your blog is always has something amazing and I love visiting everyday! :D I will definately be playing this challenge! :D

Vicki Wizniuk said...

Marjorie, another name for Gamsol is odorless mineral spirits (odorless paint thinner). I found mine in the painting section at Michaels. ;o)

Jena said...

Congrats on all the hits! Fun sketch - can't wait to play! Thanks for blogging and sharing your wonderful creations!

pat said...


congrats on your blog!! I'm sure you'll double this real soon!! Your artwork is AWESOME!!
Here's my card...I had to turn it too!!

Also, I think you can use baby oil in place of gamsol (I think I read that or saw it somewhere)
Your card is presious just the way it is!


Laurel said...

Congrats on all the hits. I'm not surprised, your blog is such an inspiration!

Here is my card:


Anonymous said...

Adorable card! Love the sweet stamp! :)

As someone else said, "Gamsol" is just odorless paint thinner... mine is from Micheals in a small clear container in the painting section from Micheals. The namebrand is "Grumabacher" and it says, "Original Formula Pre-Tested Odorless Thinner" on the (cream/blue coloured label)... 74ml, was about $8ish I believe..

Hope this helps! :)

Jenn said...

I'm back!! And here's my card for your sketch challenge!!


scrapnstamphappy said...

40,000 hits! That's awesome. It's not surprising though since you always have such great posts!

Here is my card. I also used the latest colors for your color challenge. I have a couple other cards too to get posted on my blog and one will work for the CTMH BB too. But I'm out of blogging time for now so they'll have to wait!


Thanks for the chance to win some fun goodies!

Jena said...

I had a chance to play today so here is my card - it is also for your color challenge #39, such fun colors!


Thanks for the fun sketch and challenge, and for a chance at the blog candy! I really enjoy your blog - have a great week!

jami said...

I'll have my entry posted by this afternoon. Here's my link.



Cheryl said...

Congratulations on getting 40,000 hits!

Here is my card for your sketch:

EmileeAnn said...

That's a lot of hits on your blog! Congrats!

Here's my take on your sketch.


Thanks for a chance to win your great stuff!