Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Stampin' Up Top 100, One Million Hits on the Blog! Celebrating 88, Thank You!!

Hello Friends!

What an absolute joy this journey has been for the past 10 years.  Last night I noticed that I have reached One MILLION hits on my blog here!  WOW!!

It's been a whirlwind month or two!


  • My amazing friends and I raised over 6000 for breast cancer and making strides.
  • I travelled to New Jersey for Stampin' Up's onstage event and awards ceremony.  I was SHOCKED to find out that world wide, out of 45,000 demonstrators I placed number 88!
  • I hosted an event for 40 amazing, talented crafters and enjoyed classes from my friends.
If you asked me 10 years ago if i would make this amazing, wonderful, joyful hobby into a full time career, I would say no way.  

However, that's exactly what happened.  Every single one of you matters to me!  I just want to say thank you.  I would love to buy you all a gift!!  Since, that's a little outside my budget, instead I'd like to offer some blog candy!

Leave me a comment and tell me your favorite stamping technique and/or a technique you'd like to learn more about and/or your favorite holiday tradition below.  Let me know if you're a regular reader or brand new!  The amazing friends I have met in the course of my journey and the opportunity to share what i love with all of you is a total blessing to me and i'm so grateful.  

So leave me a little bit of love here and I'll draw one winner to win the tin of tags card kit and stamp set this weekend!




From the bottom of my heart, thank you for your part in my journey.

Love,
Selene Kempton
selenek.stampinup.net


23 comments:

Janine Brown said...

Congratulations Selene! I haven't had much time for stamping the last few years, but when I do I get my inspiration from you and your blog! Thank you for sharing with us-you're #1 in my books, but #88 is pretty awesome out of all the demonstrators!
I've always loved masking, but there are so many techniques I love!

Seongsook Duncan said...

Selene, what an accomplishment to celebrate for sure. Congratulations, my friend! You know that I admire you. Love you.

dianne reddy said...

congrats Selene you inspire me every month with your creations

Christine Crutcher said...

I want to say congrats again! I was honored to be with you when you earned your awards. Family tradition continues this weekend making homemade pasta with my family for Christmas dinner.

Julie Sullivan said...

I wish I had enough space to leave 88 reasons why I am so proud of u. Alas.. There is only so much space! So very happy for you!

Katee said...

Selene- what an amazing accomplishment, #88! A huge congrats to you and all your hard work!

Chrystyna said...

Wow!!! Congrats Selene! #88 is awesome! I just recently came across your blog and I love dropping in and seeing what new creations you have uploaded for us. Love the motorcycle cards that were on the blog yesterday. Again, congratulations and may you be even more successful next year.

Mary said...

Congratulations Selene, what a wonderful accomplishment for you!!

Babe O'Mara said...

Congrats to you on being #88 in the WORLD!!! Way to go. I love your blog, and tho I don't always comment, I do enjoy all your projects and inspiration. I'd like to learn more about spotlighting. I don't know why that technique is so hard for me. I guess I'm afraid I'll screw it up. Congrats again.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on all your cool endeavors! I love fancy folds or at least different ones as well as 3D treat holders. I am not always the best with measuring so I love tips to help me do a better job. Actually I like to learn lots of different techniques and well, just different stuff in general! Does this all count?

Again, congrats on all your accomplishments!

Chris R. from Iowa
ckrobinson01@hotmail.com

P.S. I will try to be a little better at commenting!

Anonymous said...

Wow that is fantastic! I am a new reader I would say at least in the last year. I love learning any technique.
Christmas cinnamon coffee cake is made every year. The recipe is a family recipe that is past down thru the generations. I already have it made and in the freezer waiting for Christmas morning.
Thanks for the chance at blog candy and keep up the great blog you have going!

James McPhillips said...

Selene you are an inspiration to us all. You are the most kind,loving,caring and deserve every award, every achievement. I can just hope to be 1/2 as successful as you. Congratulations Selene. Your awesome.

Sharon Scott said...

Congratulations Selene you deserve all the great stuff coming your way. You work. so hard at achieving your goals all the while making friends and having fun doing it. Not many people can say that. Best wishes for continued success in 2017.
Happy to have met you in the airport and to now be able to call you my friend. The TSA girl :)

Cindy Wilford said...

Selene, what a major accomplishment to be in the top 100. I've been honored to have known you you for the past 3 years. Live our get together (although I'm unable to make them all). I've been a stamper for many years but it was you who brought out the real creative side of me. I've learned so much by attending your classes and events. Thank you for that. One of my favorite techniques is sponging, just love how that brings out the images. As far as learning new techniques, you know me I'm always looking to learn something new.
Anywho, again congratulations on both major accomplishments..

Anonymous said...

Selene you are amazing! Congratulations
Priscilla

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I enjoyed meeting you at a Portsmouth crop last year, and it re-invigorated my stamping efforts. Over the years, I've purchased lots of tools, which I promptly forget how to use. :) So, every technique is always new!

Mary T.

Sharon said...

Awesome Selene, Congrats on your accomplishments! I love learning new techniques so to choose one would be difficult. I so look forward to meeting you in person come January!
Sharon Verity

janice Klier said...

Congratulations Selene!I have been with you 10 years .love making card and learning so much and all the different things and ways to make cards and gifts cards so much more .you are a lovely person to talk to and listen,Thank you so much for being the person you are . Congratulations once again!!

Dianne Cameron said...

Hey, Selene. So glad I finally got to meet you! It's hard to choose my favorite technique, but I probably have to say dimension. Love stacking, "popping up", layering, and just using different items to give my projects a "touch me" feel.
Congrats on your achievement - #88 - wow!

Tracey Sully said...

Hi Selene i think you are fab. You are an inspiration to many other demos as you share so much. Hugs Tracey

Rhonda Kolarits said...

Congratulations Selene!!! I am a new follower of yours and like your designs. I to learn more about fancy folds.

Desiree Lewis said...

Hi, Selene. You are an inspiration to demonstrators and non demonstrators. you have touched the lives of so many and continue to do so. You have worked hard and earned your spot at #88 in the world. Enjoy your special recognition. I love learning fancy folds. I love seeing the recipient's eyes light up when they open their card.

pat k said...

Congrats, congrats you are always inspiring!