Monday, 28 May 2018

Over 1 Million Views and a Special Give-away!

Wow! I just realized that over the weekend my blog views reached the one million mark! That is truly remarkable to me, and I am incredibly grateful to all of you - my wonderful and loyal readers. 

To show my appreciation I have a very special give-away. I was thinking that maybe a "Stamparatus" tool would be a fun gift for a lucky reader? What do you think? This is our new stamp positioning tool (available June 1, 2018) and it's pretty darn awesome!

For your chance to win, leave a comment and let me know three things:
  1. Where are you from?
  2. How did you find out me and my blog?
  3. What do you love most about Stampin' Up!?
A random name will be drawn and announced here on my blog Thursday, May 31st.  
Deadline to leave a comment on my blog is midnight (Atlantic time) on May 30th.  
Please note: the Stamparatus give-away is open only to those who live in Canada and the USA. Due to high shipping costs, I am not able to offer this to my international readers. However, I still want to show my gratitude to those of you who live outside of North America too! If the winning name is of someone who lives outside of Canada and the USA, I will send you the new "Lovely Floral" Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

Good luck and again - THANK YOU! It is my hope that I continue to inspire you, here at "The Serene Stamper", as I share my love of stamping, crafting, little snippets of my life and even some yummy tried and true recipes for you to enjoy. Thank you for letting me 'be a part' of your world!

Enjoy the day & HAPPY STAMPING!


  1. 1. I live in Bangor, Maine and just found you!
    2. Frenchie sent me.
    3. Two things I love most about Stampin' Up products
    a) the quality of the products, and
    b) the coordination of dsp, cardstock, inks and embellisments are

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  2. Hi Tina, I am from Southern Oregon and found you through Frenchie's postings. I am a team member of Frenchie, but would love to win a stampuratus. I have watched several videos and pins to Pinterest. I look forward to seeing many more cards you have created. Thank you for this opportunity to win such a nice item. You are an inspiration.

  3. Hi Tina,

    I am in St. John's, NL and I came over to your blog from Frenchie's stamps. I love SU because everything thing matches and it is one less decision to have to make when creating. I also love the worldwide fellowship of SU crafters and being able to use the same products!

    Thank you for the opportunity to win!!!


  4. Congratulations. I am from Brantford, Ontario, Canada. I found you on Facebook. I love the quality of everything Stampin’Up.

  5. Congratulations, Tina. What an incredible milestone! Well deserved to have such a great following. You do lovely work.
    I'm from right here in Nova Scotia and had heard "about" you and have been following your blog long before we ever got a chance to meet. I'm sorry but I don't recall who first mentioned your name. I think I might have been following you even before I was introduced to your team member, Shallon.
    As for Stampin' Up!, what's not to love? But probably what I love most is the coordination in the cardstock, Designer Series Papers, inks and embellishments. Gotta say I'm loving the Stamparatus too!!
    Cheers! Here's to the next million views!
    Cathy @ Anything Goes Crafts

  6. That's a lot of views and what an awesome giveaway!
    I'm from Florence, SC. Heard about you and your blog thru a fellow stamper on Facebook. What's not to love about Stampin' Up!! I love the quality of the cardstock and love the color coordination.

  7. I am from Conyers, GA and don't remember how I discovered you but love all of your cards and appreciate you sharing the detailed instructions. One of your cards that I first cased was the lighthouse from High Tide with the beautiful sunset shading. I love sharing encouraging cards using Stampin Up products.

  8. Hi, my name is Cheryl Miller. I am not sure where I first heard about you but I must a scene a card you made on pinterest or facebook. Probably pinterest though. I love Stampin Up because they have so many great stamp sets and I love their matching inks and cardstock.

  9. Hi Tina
    I would love to win the Stampin Up apparatus. I live in Ontario and was introduced to your website by a friend and have followed you ever since. The best thing about Stampin Up is their paper - both colour choice and quality.

  10. Wow, thanks for the chance to win.

    I am from Sarnia, Ontario (southern Ontario). I live on the US border which I can get to in under 10 minutes of driving, There is a large river separating the two countries and it's beautiful.

    I found you by way of one of your video tutorials.

    I've been a die-hard SU shopper since 1999. I love the colours of paper and the high quality of it. The designer papers rock too.

    Congratulations on your one million readership.

  11. I am from St.Albert Alberta,(originally from Northern Ireland).i found you through looking at ideas and followed you. I had top ten blogs that I considered top ten so used to just go visit you every day but it is much easier being signed up. I love the matching ability of stamping up , their colors.
    Thank you for sharing all of your ideas.
    Congrats on your followers!!!

  12. I am from Fort Wayne, Indiana. Not sure how I discovered your blog as I have been following you for quite some time, possibly splitcoast stampers or pinterest? You do some amazing cards so it is fun to check in on your blog. Now what do i love most about stampin up? Not an easy question. I love the quality of the stamps and cardstock, love the thinlits, punches, hmmm love everything!!

  13. Hi Tina;
    I have enjoyed following your blog for several years . Congrats on achieving this awesome milestone. I came across your blog while following a blog hop. I have been using Stampin' Up products for many years and like that the papers , card stock and inks are so co-ordinated , and the stamp quality is excellent . I would love to win the stamparatus - it looks like a fantastic tool.

  14. oops - forgot to tell you - I live in the Annapolis Valley.

  15. Congatulations on 1,000,000 views.
    I am from Ottawa, ON
    I found you through Frenchie’s blog
    I love that Stampin Up has all the coordinating colours ink, paper, embellishment etc. AND lovely stamp sets.

  16. Hi Tina! I live in Cassville, Wisconsin. I honestly can't remember how I found you. I'm guessing maybe from Splitcoast. I saw one of your cards and went to your blog for more inspiration! Love your work! One of the things I like about Stampin' Up is their colors always match...paper, ink, markers! LOVE IT! Congrats on your 1 Million views!! Amazing!

  17. Hi Tina, Love all you so on your post. I am from Parnell, Missouri. Not quite sure about how I meet you. I think it was a you tube or somewhere. Then you joined Frenchie, which I follow her also. What I love about Stamp Up are all the possibilities. Every thing you would need you can get. Keep up all the good work I enjoy it every day. Linda

  18. I am currently living in Florida, not far from Disney, I am originally from Upstate New York, yes we have those cold snowy winters also.

    I found you by a search engine....looking for a specific card.

    What I like about Stampin Up...the diversity of the products!

    Toni Selden

  19. Hi Tina,

    Congratulations on reaching this milestone! I follow your beautiful work from Sacramento, CA, USA. I heard about you on Pinterest. I love Stampin Up products because they are well made, and the colors coordinate so well. The DSP inspires me! Thanks for a chance to win a Stamparatus.

    Patricia Allison

  20. Hi Tina. I live in Calgary, Alberta and I have been reading your blog for several years. I believe I stumbled on it through a blog hop and decided to follow it right then. I love your ideas and that you are from Nova Scotis. What I love most about Stampin Up is how it is so easy to match up colours. I am terrible at matching random suppliers’ DSP to whatever colour ink or ribbon I am using so I have stopped trying and am just sticking to Stampin Up who does it for us.


  21. How wonderful, 1 MILLION, that's a LOT. I am from the Northern part of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan in a little town called Grayling. If you look at your hand as the state of Michigan, I am in the middle joint of the middle I found your blog by surfing YouTube, I am a YouTube junky! My favorite thing about Stampin' Up is that everything matches, from the inks to the card stock to the patterned paper. LOVE it!!!!

  22. Congrats!!!! Thanks for celebrating with US!!!! I'm from Michigan and I really can't remember how I discovered your blog. I've been following for quite some time. I love how SU allows me to create just the right card for just the right person.

  23. I don't know if this is where we post on your blog to enter to with the Stamparatus, but I am from Johnstown, Pennsylvania. I really don't know how I found out about your blog--either through a facebook post of someone else's page or blog. The thing I like most about Stampin Up is everything!! Love their stamps!!!!

  24. Hi, I am from Edmonton, Alberta.
    I have been following your blog for quite some time now, I just found you on line somehow, been so long!
    I love stamping up quality of products, and color coordination!

  25. I am from Edmonton, Alberta
    I have followed you for so long now I think I just found your blog on line.
    I love stamping up quality of products, and color coordination.

  26. Well congrulations on this milestone. I am originally from Denver Colorado, my husbands company moved us to the state of Washington where we lived for 30 some odd years then we retired to Chuckey Tennessee a year and a half ago. Love the country living.
    I follow French Martin and that is how I discovered your blog , love the creative genius of the both of you. Keep,on doing what you do. Cause I love it
    I love everything there is about stampin up, mainly how easy it is to order, kind of one stop shopping that I can do from the comfort of my home. Products are really good and I can trust SU to stand behind their products.
    So again congrulations on reaching a million plus viewers

  27. I'm Judy Giddens, from Georgia,USA. I found you on a blog hop, liked your card, found your blood and "stayed". I enjoy SU because it's so versatile, not "fussy", and I've "met" so many nice, helpful, talented people

  28. 1) I'm from Saint John N.B. but now live in Southern Alberta.
    2) I looked up your blog shortly after attending a Stamping workshop you put on, 8 years ago.
    3) I love the coordination and the quality of Stampin' Up products, but more than anything I appreciate the friendships I've built through Stampin' Up! Thank you Tina for the years of friendship and inspiration. Wishing you many more years of happiness and success to come! <3 Melissa

  29. I'm Kerry Ferguson from Saint John New Brunswick. I found your blog when I became a demonstrator through your downline! I love the ability to be creative and give my creations to others!

  30. Good morning. I LOVE your blog and your You Tube tutorials. I am from Dumas, Texas. Can't remember how I found you, I have been a fan of yours for years.
    The thing I like most about Stampin'Up is the quality of the cardstock. I like that it does not crack when scored and folded.
    Congratulations to you on your milestone.
    Looking forward to continuing to follow you. Keep up the good work and thanks so much for sharing your knowledge and tutorials.

  31. Hello from sunny AZ! I have followed you for a few years because your ideas are fresh and exciting! Stampin up has everything a paper crafter needs to be content ��

  32. Wow! One million plus views is an amazing accomplishment and well deserved. I found you via a Blog Hop and have been a follower ever since. I live on tiny Thetis Island- just off the East coast of Vancouver Island...not far from your hometown. What I love best about Stampin Up is the high quality products which allow me to send love in an envelope.❤️

  33. Hi Tina,
    Good Afternoon from Oshkosh, Wisconsin. I found your site through France Martins (Frenchie)site and videos. I Love everything about stamping, I've been with Stamping up for quite a few years and am very pleased with everything I've bought. Your site is so inspiring to me and I've watched so many of your videos, you do an Amazing Job. Thank you for your inspiration. Love getting your emails and your new inspiration .
    Sandy Karlovich

  34. Hi Tina,
    I was surfing the internet over five years ago and found your blog.I watched one of your videos and was hooked ever since. I like that you play a soft music in the background. I am from Missouri and I like the quality of the paper and the variety of color inks plus much more.
    Love the pictures you show of your property. Very Beautiful.

  35. Hi Tina,
    I am from Halifax. Not sure where I first heard about your blog but it’s great.Love your ideas and you classes that I can order as I am not always able to get to classes.
    Congrats on your accomplishment.
    Looking forward to many more ideas as I love Stamping up as it all coordinates.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  36. Hey, Tina, live your style. I am from Arkansas and I think I may have just stumbled upon you a long time ago while searching for something. I love the variety of SU products and how everything coordinates. Keep up the good work. Looking forward to your new projects.

  37. I live on beautiful Vancouver Island in Courtenay, BC!

    While we have never met in person, you are my upline for Stampin Up!

    I love Stampin Up because all the colours match, from the ink and paper, to the patterned paper. There is no wondering if you have picked the right thing. The stamps are amazing, and all the items in the catalogue are amazing!

  38. Hi Tina,
    I am Sally Richards from Nackawic , NB. I met you at your workshop at Beulah in 2017. About SU, I like the coordination of products and especially love the comradery of crafters. Love our times together.

  39. Marilyn Atkinson7:44 pm, May 29, 2018

    Marilyn Atkinson from Calgary AB
    Found you on line and have been getting emails from you
    For sometime.
    Stampinup offers Amazing coordinated product, that is of high Quality.
    The products speak to all tastes.
    Congratulations to you!

  40. I am from New York City, but I live near Baltimore, Maryland. I found out about you and your blog from other stampers with blogs! My favorite thing about SU! is that the sets have attractive, useful art – – usually some line art, a sentiment or two, and some bold/solid artwork, also!

  41. I live in Maryland, USA. I found your blog thru Frenchie. You are both such inspirations! Love seeing the projects you come up with. Love the variety of products Stampin Up has to offer. The new Stamparatus looks incredible. Thanks for the opportunity to win one!

  42. 1. Huntsville, AL
    2. I don't know.
    3. Gorgeous products and colors that work together: DSP and cardstorck, ink, stamp pads, markers, etc.

    Thanks for sharing with us!

  43. I am from Long Island, NY and I subscribe to your blog! I am a card-maker and Stampin'Up product qualities are incomparable!

  44. Hi Tina. I am from Lewes Delaware. I found you because I saw one of your cards on Pinterest and liked your style so started following you. Love your cards and your clean style. I love SU for their consistency in quality and for their coordinating color schemes. I also love their paper. Thanks for the inspiration and CONGRATULATIONS on the big number!!!!

  45. I am from Maryland. I found you on Pinterest. I love the quality of all of the products from Stampin Up. Thanks for your inspiration! ..Sherry

  46. Hi Tina, I live in Maryland. I found you on Pinterest. I love the quality of all the Stampin Up products. Thank you for all your inspiration you share with us. Sherry

  47. Hello Tina, I live in Manteca, CA. 11 yrs now but I'm from Wyoming, MN.. I have been using Stampin Up for about 14-15 yrs, so while looking for some ideas for cards, I came across your blog a couple yrs ago and have used many of your ideas for my cards since.. I love using Stampin up because of the quality of most of it's products that I have... Thank you for the inspiration you give me and thank you for the opportunity to win something so wonderful. :)

  48. I’m from Winnipeg, MB. Found you through France Martin when I was looking for a SU Canadian Rep. Especially love the SU stamp and die bundles.

  49. Hi Tina, First of all congrats on the 1 million views and the inspiration you give each time you post.
    I'm from Middle Sackville, NS. Been following your blog for awhile now and met you through Shallon a few years ago at ECS event in Truro. Was introduced to stampin up about 12 years ago and fell in love with it. Love how stampin up makes everything that so easily coordinates together.
    Thanks for the chance to win such an awesome gift :)

  50. Hi Tina, I am from Appleton, WI & have been stamping for 5 yrs now. I came across your site while searching for ideas & liked what I saw, so stayed with you. I like SU products because things match with the beautiful paper & ink. Thank you for the chance to win something & congratulations on your milestone!

  51. Ellie McDougall9:42 pm, May 31, 2018

    Hi Tina, Congrats on your 1 million visits. I am from Earl Grey, Sk. I love Stampin Up products because the colors of cardstock, ink, ribbons etc. all co-ordinate. I have been following your blog for a long time not sure where I first came upon it. Thanks for the chance to win a stamparatus.