Feb 13 2008


Published by at 12 15 am under Chit Chat

Yes, confessions — of a badBlogger — and that would be me! I so love posting here and hearing from all of you – so many of you regulars, I really feel like I know you — and it’s MY pleasure!!! I try real hard to keep up with all of you — oh, but I fail so dismally — there just are not enough hours in a day!!! You are all so very kind — and that kindness extends beyond comments and emails — it flows over into games and awards and things of that nature — and I have received so very, very many in the past several weeks that I have not properly acknowledged or *played back* — tag games, Awards of Excellence, and You Make My Day Awards — you are all familiar. When the first couple came in a few weeks ago, as I am reading them in the wee hours of the morning, it is so easy to think *I’ll do it tomorrow* — well, we all know how that goes — then a few more come in — and I now find myself with something over 20+ games and awards that I haven’t *played back*, and Irealize I am in over my head, so it’s time to just say THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!and I’m so sorry I was a poor sport and didn’t playback immediately.

Asfar asthe YOU MAKE MY DAY Awards — well, let me tell you, each and every one of you MAKE MY DAY each and every day as you stop in and give me the encouragement to keep on creating and sharing —

As far as the AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE— well, there are so many excellent Blogs out there and so many excellent stampers and paper crafters — and I think we all know that as we could easily spend all of our waking hours cruising the Blogs and Galleries —

So, to play back, I’ve come up with a different idea as a combined response to all I have received —

Today, let us honor the BRAND NEW BLOGGERS and I know there are a lot of you out there as I discover new Blogs every day. Let us all lend some encouragement to those who are just starting their Blogs. So please, if you are a brand newBlogger OR a Blogger who has been around awhile and arejust having a hard time getting going, POST YOUR BLOG LINK as a comment and I’d love to take a peek at what you have to share, and I’m willing to bet there are a lot of others out there who’d like to see what you’re up to as well! I have discovered so many true gems with brand new or under-read Blogs!!! I think this will be fun!!!

(You are certainly welcome to still leave a comment even if you don’t have a Blog to link!)

And I am way overdue to provide all of you wonderful folks with some BLOG CANDY!!! I’m headed to do that right when I’m done here, so it’ll be posted shortly in a separate post – I want to keep these posts separate.

Oh, one more thing!!! Did you know the SCS Elves in Canada are STILL working? Last week I received a wonderful Elf package from Canada. I thought Elves hibernate or something after Christmas??? LOL!!! It’s a wonderful tin filled with all sorts of goodies — GORGEOUS crystals, and Bellas and some adorable acrylic stamps, to name a few!!! Thank you so much, whoever you are!!! (And if you’d care to reveal yourself, I’d love to know!!!) THANK YOU!!!

OK, now —Let the Blog Postings begin!!!!

52 responses so far

52 Responses to “Confessions”

  1. Donna says:

    I don’t know how new is new, but mine started late July.

    Hi Donna – As your blog is not currently accepting comments, thought I would mention here that I really enjoyed your link to all the new products at CHA — fun!!! And I also found your commentary on the trend of *sneak peeks* to be very interesting! Great card with Paper Trey images, too!!! Thanks so much for the link!! (Hope you can resolve your problem — gee!!!) Thanks much for sharing — Sharon

  2. Tammy Fite says:

    Mine is less than a year old–started back in April, I think!! It’s so much fun doing it! Of course, I spend waaaaaayyyyyy too much time on the computer!! haha!! Here’s mine: http://www.stampwithtammy.com

    Thanks for everything–I enjoy all your posts and ideas!

  3. Zarna says:


    I’ve been blogging for about 2(?) years but I’ve only just started blogging cards and stamping about a month or 2 ago!

  4. Desiree says:

    Hi! I’ve just recently put your blog in my collection of favorites. Your cards are wonderful!

    My blog is just a couple months old, I started in January. I have really been enjoying sharing my cards. And I really love to blog hop – there are so many out there. My blog is at http://www.desiree-at-play.blogspot.com.

    Thank you!

  5. I just started my blog about 2-3 weeks ago… it is VERY new. I’m really having lots of fun with it! Thanks for helping us “New Bloggers” out! I’ve really enjoyed your blog and the things you share!


  6. Lisa Robb says:


    Thanks for this opportunity to link my blog. I have had my blog since June 2007 but i can count the amount of comments i have had on one hand. My blog is at http://www.digitalfox.blogspot.com. I regularily check out your blog and many others. I just love looking at all the great idea’s people come up with.

    Thanks again

  7. Patti C. says:

    I’ve been blogging for less than a year. I try to post at least 5 times a week. Here’s the link……



  8. bronih says:

    What a wonderful idea, Sharon! You are so sweet! My blog is very new! Just started in January. And so is Candy’s. She’s unable to post right now, so I’ll link both here:

    Mine –


    Candy’s –


    Thanks, Sharon!!

  9. Becky says:

    oooh oooh!!! Sharon…I am not a new blogger…mine started last April…blah blah blah but my friend JUST started one and I think her work is worth mentioning!! Please go welcome Char to the blogging world (willow 01) on splitcoast!!


  10. Chris says:

    I started my blog in Dec. I think!!! http://cattsscratchingpost.blogspot.com/

    I hope you have time to check it out!!! 🙂

  11. flossie says:

    Not a newbie, just wanted to let you know that I love your blog and am a daily visitor.

  12. Tera says:

    What a great idea even if (as a new blogger) I do say so myself 🙂
    I started my blog in Nov. 2007 – http://www.stampqueen.blogspot.com
    I visit here alot but I have to admit I don’t comment alot – WAY too many blogs and not near enough time – and that WORK thang just keeps getting in the way, and house work, and yard work…….

  13. Holly says:

    I’ve been learning the blogging process, and picking up little tips and tricks along the way. Hope you have fun looking! 🙂


  14. Jenny says:

    Ok- my blog is 4 days old — very NEW!!!
    Love your cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

  15. Julie says:

    I love your blog and visit it daily! Thanks for being an inspiration to me.


  16. Vanessa says:

    I’m a fairly new blogger. I blog about my life, and sometimes that includes stamping. I could use some encouragement with my blog like everyone else 🙂 Please come visit.



  17. Karen says:

    Hi Shaon! As always, just a WONDERFUL post. Yours is a ‘go to’ blog for me. You deserve every award in spades! But just as your blog is so very classy, so are you, for giving the opportunity to others! I wanna be you when I grow up (except that I’m probably about the same age! hee hee!). Thanks for the constant inspiration!

  18. Elizabeth says:

    No blog…just wanted to say I love your blog and updates. With my day job and jewelry business, I can barely keep up with reading my favorite blogs. I don’t know how bloggers get anything done with all the tagging, games, etc. Thank you for sharing your talent. Blessings, Elizabeth

  19. Niki says:

    Love reading your blog! I’ve been blogging since last summer and would ove to have you stop by.
    Thanks! 🙂

  20. Heather T. says:

    So many blogs, so little time.
    Thank you Sharon for the inspiration and encouragement.
    My blog is about six months old and can be found at

  21. barb schram says:

    I started a blog, Sharon! (I know you are aware of that!!!lol) Thank you for thinking of us who have just begun this venture! I appreciate your thoughtfulness and support! Hooray to those who recently have started blogging! It is wonderful to come to Sharon’s blog and see how professional, personal, and just oversll superb a blog can be…you shine!

  22. Catherine says:

    Thanks for doing this =)
    here’s mine http://inksomia.blogspot.com

  23. Anya says:

    Wow! What a great idea. Thank you!

    Here is my blog: http://www.aschoss.blogspot.com/
    More readers certainly is motivation for posting!

  24. Tammy says:

    Sharon, you are so sweet to do this! My blog isn’t really, really new but you recently left me a comment on it saying that you had just discovered it, so I’ll leave a link here since I’m trying everything I can think of to get noticed more! (I’m such a huge wannabe!) 😉 I appreciate so much that you put a link for my blog in your roll, too!

  25. Jamie Wilcox says:

    Sharon, the fantastic cards you post on a regular basis are fantastic and so inspiring to us, plus I so appreciate your references to Bible verses and gentle sharing of your faith. Please don’t come down on yourself, as you say, there are only so many hours in the day. I so look forward to coming to this site and seeing what you’ve done. I have very little time for my stamping, but enjoy sharing the little bit I can do on SCS. You go above and beyond and I’m just happy you share so much with us!

  26. Paula says:

    Here is my blog http://paula-downonthefarm.blogspot.com
    Just started a few weeks ago.
    Lots of scrapbooking pages and now starting to add cards

  27. Tracy says:

    Yay for new bloggers! I’ve been blogging for years but switched to an almost all-craft blog about a year ago. I love surfing around and discovering new blogs. Not even necessarily new, just ones I’d never seen before. It’s almost like getting a little gift, don’t you think?

  28. Pam Wood says:

    Here is my blog. It is pretty new, about a month old. I get so much inspiration from other people blogs. Well check it out, and tell me what you think!


  29. Wendy says:

    I have had my blog for a few months now. I haven’t had a lot of time to post as much as I would like to. I visit your blog often and it has been on my list of favorite blogs since I started mine!! Here is my blog:


  30. Terri Moore says:

    I started my blog last September but only get time to post about once a week. I would love for you take a look at it and let me know what you think

  31. Sue B says:

    hey there! I started in July of 2007! nice idea to create a blogroll of newbies … now to catch the time to check ’em all out!
    later, alligator!
    – SueB of sueblondin.blogspot.com

  32. bernie says:

    Hi everyone, i am another newbie…I am now blogging ONE WEEK!! (My how that time has flown!) I often wonder how some of you manage to achieve sooo much in your day – I’m going to apply for a few extra hours in mine!!!!! I guess we can all only do so much – thanks for all the inspiration and fun everyone! bx

  33. Jackie W. says:

    Sharon, what a nice thing for you to do! I visit your blog every day! I started my blog last October. I didn’t realize when I came up with my blog name in a hurry that THAT would be the name of my blog – “Jackie’s blog” – how UN-original! I’m not sure if I can change it now. But it’s been fun! I appreciate so much everyone who has come, and will continue to come, to check it out.

    Hugs, Jackie


  34. Doris says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to share my blog with some new friends! I’ve been at it for awhile, but don’t have too many visitors. I try to keep my posts brief and to the point, with a mix of cards and personal “adventures” either in travel, photography or new “toys” for card making. Hope you’ll take a look and leave a comment!


  35. Hi Sharon! My blog is brand spanking new. I haven’t even reached my one WEEK anniversary yet. I’m totally loving it! I’ve been able to post something everyday, which I hope I can keep up with. Thanks for the encouragement!


  36. My just started about 2 weeks ago! I’m a very busy teacher, and I don’t have a lot of time for blogging, but I thought I’d give it a go anyway. My customers really enjoy it, so I guess it’s worth it. I love your blog and faithfully check it every day! You are very talented and a genuinely nice person! Thanks for the opportunity to share my blog with you and everyone else!


  37. Colleen says:

    I would be honored if you stopped by my blog. THANK YOU!!!

  38. lacyquilter says:

    Oh, how sweet you are and how fun. I started my blog in October – I can’t believe it’s been that long already. I love the inspiration I get from blogs. Thanks for sharing.

  39. lacyquilter says:

    I guess it would help to put the link in, right? Here it is: http://lacyquilter.blogspot.com

  40. KAT says:

    I have a brand new blog that I started on Feb 1st! I have been a voyeur on SCS for about a year and a half and enjoying everyone else’s blogs. I was a little scared to try it myself… Technically could I do it (yep – it was easy) – is my stuff good enough (well if I love it that is all that really matters right?) I started my blog with 14 Valentine Tags for my SIL and BFF – she had a rough year in 2007 with health issues and I wanted to cheer her up with 14 days of surprises and to give her something to look forward to. Altering tags was new to me – I mostly work in cards and small mini albums/scrapbooks (not 12×12).

    Well – if you could take a look I’d love to have you visit!



  41. Amy B says:

    What a great way to say THANK YOU!


  42. Jen says:

    I have been reading your blog for a long time now but just starting posting a few months ago. 🙂 I would love for you (And anyone else) to stop by my blog if you have the time.


  43. Barb Mann says:

    Sharon, I don’t have a blog but I’d love for you to check out my web site! I read your blog almost everyday and then play catch up on the days that I don’t. Your cards and creations are always perfectly done and beautiful. Lots of my customers visit too. Keep those pojects coming. We love them so much! Thanks for all the inspiration you’ve given me.

  44. Jamie Sears says:

    My blog is just a couple months old. http://www.stampinmommyof4.blogspot.com

    I am having a blast sharing my projects and growing as a stamper!

  45. Liz Miller says:

    Hi Sharon,
    I’m a newby blogger. I started my blog june ’07.
    It’s at ; http://www.lizslovelies.blogspot.com
    Have a look, and thanks for stopping by.

  46. Hi Sharon, I’m new to blogging – I started in January. I always like to read your blog and your projects are always inspiring. Thanks for the encouragement 🙂

  47. Angie says:

    Hello, My name is Angie, and I am a blog-hop-aholic. And my blog in under-read. You can find it at http://angiesaspiringart.blogspot.com
    Thanks for such a great blog to hop to!

  48. jean says:

    Hi Sharon! Just found your blog and love it!! I’m adding it to my list of favorites. I started blogging in January…hope you get a chance to stop by at http://www.dandeliondesigns.blogspot.com Thanks for giving us “new kids” some encouragement!!

  49. Queen Pam says:

    http:qpqueenpam.blogspot.com I started mine in Dec07. Any comments or suggestions is welcome. And I love seeing your creations. Thanks so much for sharing. QP

  50. Shanna Fudge says:

    I am new to Blogging as well. I have enjoyed it a lot and wish people would come and see what I have done. I think they all will enjoy. Thanks for stepping up for all us newbies……


  51. Marcie S. says:

    I’ve been up and blogging for a little under a month and I’m enjoying it very much so far! Thanks for giving us new bloggers a shout out!


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