Tuesday, August 14, 2007

A new milestone and a RAK!

I'm sure a lot of our regular readers seldom scroll all the way down to the very bottom of the page. I, myself, seldom do, but today for some reason I did. When I did I noticed that today marks the 6 month anniversary of the card sketches here at CPS. Then I also noticed that we were almost at 50,000 visits. So, I have been watching the counter change throughout the day...and we did it!!! As of 4:33pm today, exactly 6 months after the first sketch, we had our 50,000th visitor!!

I think that calls for a celebration :) So, leave us a comment here on this thread and tell us what you think of CPS, what you'd like to see, whatever you want. I'll leave it open until I post the new sketch on Sunday and announce the winner of a great RAK (photo coming soon)!

Thanks to everyone who has visited us and joined in on the fun over the last 6 months, as well as all of those who have spread the word and linked us on their blogs. We have some major events planned in the near future and look forward to the next 6 months.

And, on a personal note, I want to give a HUGE heartfelt thanks to all of the CPS Designers Alissa, Anabelle, Christine, Kelly, Kim, Lea, Linda, Lisa, Melissa and Sherry. You girls are the best. CPS wouldn't be the same without all the amazing designs from you ladies. Thank you!!

((hugs))
Tami
(who's in a highlighting mood today!! *grin*)

122 comments:

Jo said...

I love your site and visit often when I'm looking for inspiration.
Congrats on your milestone and thanks for a chance to win!
Jo

Tracy said...

You guys rock :) Your work is always inspiring!

Ashley Harris said...

I love this place! It is a great place to find amazing talent and inspiration. Thanks for giving me a place to go!

Rebecca said...

Congratulations! I'm not much of a card maker {yet} but am inspired by your sketches, designers interpretations and the readers' take on things. Love it!

MadissonC said...

Congratulations, I just love checking the site for new sketches!!! They are all so inspiring, and so are the designers examples. Keep up the good work!
Madisson

Tami said...

Congrats on your 6 month anniversary. I love looking at the different interpretations of each sketch. Can't wait to see what new things you have in store for us. Thanks for the blog candy offer, too.

Virginia said...

Woohoo! Time flies when you're having fun! ;) I keep this on my bloglines and love looking at all the new creations. I even share the link with my non-scrappy friends because I know they will appreciate the great pieces of art here.

Suzanne said...

I love CPS not only because of the sketches, but because of all of the different examples using each sketch. It is so great to see what each of the designers do with the sketch - sometimes they seem so different, yet are based on the same starting point!

Anonymous said...

Love the designs and all of the cards the designers come up with! Congratulations on your milestone! It seems to me that there are more participants than ever, great job!

~Katie

Fink said...

I have been checking out your site for sketches! I have been loving them all! Thanks for the helpful ideas when doing cards!

Cathy said...

Your blog is very inspiring. Love your creative work and you are very talented. Congrats on your hits and milestone. Thanks for a chance.

CAKVD said...

I love CPS because it teaches me a great deal of things and challenges me. I am mostly a scrapbooker and a want-to-be cardmaker and I need inspiration and sketches to help me along, so this blog helps me a lot!
Cheryl KVD

Maisymary's Findings said...

Congrats on your 50,000th visitor milestone in 6 short mths ! Cant wait to see what the next 6 mths bring ! Great team of designers for sure to inspire us all !

many thanks !

Pearl

Happay said...

congrats! That's a lot of peeks! And to think - I get you on bloglines ;)

Love the site, keep up the good work!

Mandi Miller said...

wow, six months! Congrats! Love the blog and use the sketch often. Summer's been crazy and haven't gotten to every sketch but love them all! Good job guys!

Sabrina S said...

I found CPS from Melissa's blog. I love your sketches, it gives me something fun to work on during the week.
Thanks!

DWaye said...

I love CPS. Love the sketches and all the links. Keep up the great work!

Nicole Maki said...

Congrats on six months of success.

I absolutely love your sketches. They are great for cards and can be ssttrettcchhed to make LOs too.

Thanks for all the inspiration, ladies.

Tammy said...

congratulations! 6 months is fabulous and 50k is fantastic! you should all be proud :D
you're a great source of inspiration for moi and from what i can tell, so many more!
keep it up!

Sharon said...

Congrats on all your hits in such a short time. I'm a wanna-be-making-more-cards maker and I check on your site often for inspiration.

Emilia said...

That's great! Happy to see this milestone!
I gotta try this lovely sketch during weekend!

jodene said...

Congrats on your hits. Your sketches totally rock!!

Amy said...

Congrats on 50K hits! So many great sketches, amazing design work, and a fantastic line-up of sponsors!

jacQ said...

happy 6months! :) it's been really fun always dropping by to check out the super cool cards from all yr designers! I've always been inspired by all the creations.... keep up the good work!
:) Jacqueline

Marie-Hélène à Madrid said...

You give a lot of ideas. I put your link in my blogline and every day I enter to visit you.
A little question: what means "RAK" I'm not speak english and I don't understand
Thank you
Marie-Hélène à Madrid (Spain)

Deb said...

Didn't realise you had only been going for 6 months, I just found you in the last couple of months and love doing the sketches. the design team cards are always fantastic, so inspirational, Well done to you all!

Jacqueline's Craft Nest said...

Thanks for the opportunity to use your challenging sketches!
Congrats

Jen N said...

Love your sketches and the fantastic cards the designers create. I'm always inspired!

Kristine said...

Always lots of inspiration. Congrats on 6 months!

Angel Wilde said...

Thanks for celebrating a great milestone. It's always great to find a wonderful sketch and you all are good at that!

SmilynStef said...

Great milestone ... love the sketches.

http://ingeniousinkling.typepad.com

Debbie G said...

Wow, that sure is alot of hits!!! Congratulations and thank you to all the designers. I just love this blog and look forward to every sketch as it gives me a challenge. I may not get them all done but I sure try.

Thanks again ladies!!!

Jules said...

I love the sketches. I am always looking for new ways to challenge my own creativity, and they are wonderful! Congratulations on your blog success!

Dana said...

Happy 6 month Anniversary! You guys are the best. Great sketches, amazing designers, fun contests and drawings...what more could a crafter want? *grin*

I would love to see more contests because I love a challenge, and I'd like to see some visitors offering sketches too. Like a "guest sketch of the month" or something.

Thanks for everyhing, CPS is the bomb!

Bethany Paull said...

I was feeling kind of stumped to get a card started today, so I stopped by. And what did I find? A celebration! Congrats on six months and 50k! I must say, this is my first time here. But I am so happy to stop by for inspiration. Thanks!

Karen Gladney said...

Happy Anniversary. Your site is a wealth of knowledge. Love the sketches.

Tks for the opportunity to win blog candy

Anonymous said...

Hi,
Congratulations with your 6 months anniversary! We also look forward to the next 6 months. I like your sketches and I like to see what other people do with the same sketch ánd the change to win a RAK sometime... I've never win :), but you can always try LOL...
So, please go on with this site, it inspires me to make cards and I like it!!!

Enjoy the simple things in life!
Boukje.

Kristina Lewis said...

Congratulations! Your sketches are such a great source of inspiration!! Thanks for a chance to win some candy!!

foodpartyfun said...

I know that I can always count on your site for a great layout if I am drawing a blank. Congratulations and thanks for sharing both, inspiration and a RAK!

Pat

Fran M said...

Congrats! I always find it interesting to see how differently people's minds work with the same layout. Thanks for sharing.

Cindy said...

Congratulations!!!! Thanks for a great site that inspires me to step out of my safety realm! Keep up the good work!

Scrapmonique said...

Congratulations on this milestone!!!! Keep going, ladies, this blog just rocks!! I love looking at all those wonderful creations done with your sketches. And I will definatily use some of your sketches when starting with my Chrismas cards.

Sherrie said...

I love visiting here for challenge as well as inspiration! Love trying the sketches! You have a great thing going here, thank you for the time and energy it takes to create the fun for us!

Angela W. said...

Congratulations - Each day in life is a milestone for many! You provide the inspiration to be creative and for making every milestone in life memorable. Thanks for the great sketches - keep it up!

scfranson said...

Congratulations! You should be proud, you have a great blog.
Claudia

Kaz said...

Whoo well done on 50000 and 6 months of sketches, I love the inspiration you give out freely. Thanks.

Samm said...

Congratulations!!! you've done sooo well! I love it, it really spurs me on to get moving with my cardmaking and trying something a little different. I also enjoy seeing the fabby DT cards and their take on the sketches! thanks, it's been fun!

Samm
x

dasimonds said...

In just 6 months...WOW !!!
What a wonderful blog..Have enjoyed looking and love your sketches.
Thanks for a chance to win !

Dee

Nancy Grant said...

Yip-ee!!! Congratulations on your blogging success. Your site is an awesome resource and source of inspiration to me. Thank you very much.
NG.

Pattyjo said...

You have a great blog and you are a very popular place with a lot of great names of designers. I appluad all your designers on the great layouts they make! Without those ladies you would have to do it all yourself and that would be tough. Thank you too for letting me enter your contest!

Mary said...

Congratuations! I only found you 2 months ago, but enjoy coming back almost every day.

Clare said...

Your huge popularity proves what a great place this is to find inspiration. I know when I visit I am going to find ideas that make me take my cardmaking to another level.

maiahs_momma said...

I too LOVE your blog, and visit it often to check out the card sketches. I also come here to get some ideas, sometimes I seem to get into a card making funk...anywho, would like to say Congratulations too :)!

Shadowcatcher said...

Congrats on the hits! I love your fabulous sketches and inspiration. Although I don't always remember to link you up in the comments, I definitely enjoy the sketches and all around good fun you have on this blog.

Linda SS said...

Congrats - that is a LOT of hits!!! Thanks for being so inspirational and providing us with fantastic sketches. I love to see all the fabulous cards that the designers come up with.

Lilian said...

congratulations!! i love your site and all the work that you showcase here. more fantastic sketches are always welcome! :)

Ijsbeer said...

Congrats on 6 months and +50000 hits! The site is lovely. I get a lot of inspiration of it.

Thanks to all the designers that contribute:)

janet allen said...

The designers are fabulous and I love seeing what I can do with the card sketches. Hope you continue the weekly sketch feature. Congrats on such a successful blog.

Lisa said...

I enjoy your site very much and am always inspired. Great work!

Lisa L,

Jo said...

I love your blog, the sketches and all the work that you very talented people do :) Congrats on the milestone :)

jo xx

Novell said...

This blog is awesome! The card sketches really help to get me out of a funk when I need it. I never hesitate to check for a layout idea here. Thanks so much for sharing!!!

Allison said...

Your site is awesome! It's the first place I look when I need a fresh layout for a project! It is so great to have a easy to navigate place for sketches!

Keep up the great work!

Wendy Sue said...

I always love peeking at your updates -- there are so many fun ideas and your designers are AMAZING! :o)

Heather said...

I am inspired by the sketches- and the designer's samples.

Allison said...

Awesome and reliable sketches! Atta girl!

Donna said...

congratulations! I love your blog...just haven't had the time to play with the sketches *yet* keep on keepin' on! you're in my google reader *smile*

Kirsten said...

Congratulations! I love this site for it's inspiration! I wouldn't change a thing!

RAE said...

Your sketches always inspire me to create and I now have a nice stash of cards put away for the future so I won't have to scramble to get one made. You've also inspired me to create more of my own sketches too so I thank you for your efforts!

Linda said...

Congratulations!! I love all your sketches. I use them alot when i create. Thanks for sharing them with us. Great job!

Emily said...

Happy 6th Month Anniversary!

I really like stopping by once a week when I need some inspiration to check out the new sketch and see the wonderful samples.

This site has helped me out of many stamping slumps! Thank you!

Kate said...

Congrats on the success of the blog. I've just started CPS sketches and I'm enjoying the format as it is!

Christi Snow said...

I love what you girls are doing here. Huge congratulations on reaching this milestone!!! smiles...

Jackie said...

Congratulations! I really love all of the great card sketches and designs - they help me get going when my mojo takes a hike!

danavee said...

I love CPS! I check in often just to get the juices flowing... it really is much easier to create when one part of the process is done for you! Thanks for all you guys do!

Patsy Jackson said...

Congratulations on reaching such a milestone in such a small amount of time :) I've only recently found your blog and I love it - the sketches are fantastic and a great source of inspiration!

Here's to another 50k hits and more!

Patsy x

Katy said...

CPS is the place to be, the inspirational and exciting layouts are always a treat!

Kathy said...

Your site is full of such wonderful inspiration! Thanks for all you, and your design team do!

Denise said...

This site ALWAYS inspires me. It's just great...keep up the fantastic work!

TG said...

I've only just found this blog, as i was looking for inspiration to improve my card making, i now feel truely inspired, thanks a million, you rock!

Lesley Langdon said...

I just love the sketches, the inspiration and the cards from the designers rock! As well as the people who do the sketches and link up to the blog. And, there is always something new!

Márcia Mattos said...

I ,ove your blog and tried to follow a sketch a few times.
I wish I had more time for my cards LOL.
congrats!!!
your site is really great and inspiring

hugs all the way from Brasil
Marcia

rae said...

Your sketches are always so inspiring... thank you! Wishing you continued success~ rae

lindsalita said...

Love love love it! So much inspiration! Keep it comin'!!!

ஐ*Beatriz Jennings*ஐ said...

I love to discover the new creations everytime there is a new sketch!

K. said...

Thanks for taking the time to share all the inspiration. I love being able to look through the gallery and get immediate inspiration for a project. Keep up the good work!

Lara Liles said...

This is awesome!! I've used sketches for scrapbooking-I never knew about this card site! Great when I am stumped and I like the fact you use all different companies ideas!

Lara
fourliles@yahoo.com

Daniela said...

Love the sketches and all the inspiration. Thanks !!!

Deb said...

I just found your blog recently, but I have added it to my Google Reader. I really enjoy the sketches, and the lovely card samples. Keep up the good work!

Ethan's World said...

I love this blog and faithfully read it on my Google reader. The cards and ideas that you feature ROCK!!! Keep it up please!

Tami H said...

Looooove CPS! So many fabulous sketches...and the designers keep outdoing themselves...what a talented bunch of women! Thanks for all the inspiration! :)

rebecca said...

This is one of the places I always visit when I need a little boost for new ideas. I can always count on you. Thanks for your ongoing inspiration. There's a reason you've hit this milestone in such a short amount of time. As the kids say, "You're AWESOME!" Thanks for letting us play along.

Rebecca (ceadmile00@msn.com)

Stacey said...

I love your site and all teh great ideas I find on it!!

mum on the run said...

I love, love, love the site and am here for the sketch every week!!

stephie j said...

I really enjoy visiting CPS, it has been a great source of inspiration and eye candy for me.

Selena said...

Great site, love doing your sketches!

Janice said...

I'm a new subscriber, as of a few days ago. I *love* this site! I've gotten some great inspirations from the posts and photos!

Samantha said...

I really like seeing everybody's contributions for each sketch. I do my work on my own, I don't go scraps or gatherings like that. But coming here and seeing all the different takes from a single inspiration makes me feel as if I'm part of a much larger group. And it goes without saying that the sketches themselves and the "staff" designers are fantastic!

Liz S. said...

I'm a newbie cardmaker - your layout ideas give me great confidence that my card looks well thought-out; Who has to know I didn't think of it myself?! Thanks!

melissa roth said...

Congrats on all the hits & for creating this fun blog. I have tried some of the sketches & have loved the results.

Julie (Joypup on SCS) said...

Challenges are both a lure and just that, a challenge. Great way to get out of a slump -- and not have to come up with something from nothing. Love looking at the samples.

michaela said...

I enjoy your blog and I'm always in awe of what your design team comes up with. It's also one of my favorite places to come when I want to try out something new. I don't have to look any further than your sketches.

mustangsarah said...

Congrats!! I love coming to this site,love seeing everyone's take on the same sketch.I haven't been doing all the sketches , as lately it seems I never get time to do anything, with work, and the nice weather.Hoping to play catch up this weekend as its raining.

Dana said...

LOVE all the designers - so fun to see what they come up with for each sketch.

Congrats on 50,000 visitors - AMAZING!!

The Queen Of Scrap said...

I have just found your blog....how awesome...who does like sketches...I will being putting a post about you on my blog, subscribing and putting your link onto my blog. Congratulations on all you visitors!

Sandy said...

I love your site---great sketches, tons of inspiration!! Thanks for all you do.

Becca said...

great designers, great sketches...congrats!!!

LaDonna said...

Love the sketches!! They offer lots of inspiration. Thanks for offering the chance to win the blog candy and congrats on the anniversary!!

Kristine Reynolds said...

Love your sketches. Thanks for the inspiration!

Latisha said...

50000 hits in six months, thats amazing! I always check out the sketches.

Rachel said...

Love all the sketches here. I've gotten so used to checking out the blog, I can hardly believe it's only been 6 months! Keep up the great work. :)

darryla said...

I really like all the cards with the lace trims. Great job on the growth of your blog.

Andrea said...

I visit often, love joining in the sketches and can't think how you'd improve it :)

Lorri said...

Great sketches - keep them coming! Only 6 months? So much in so little time! You are the greatest.

danni said...

Congratulations/Felicidades! The talent here is second to none, amazing and so inspirational. Every new card turned out, turns into new personal favorites, a tribute to the incredible sketches and uh-mazing inspiration! Thank you for sharing your talents!

Nina said...

I love your blog because of all the wonderful inspiration and great sketches you so generously provide us with. Congrats on your milestone! :D

I would love to see more fun cardfoldings and pop-ups, but otherwise I just hope you will continue the same!

Kacey Elliott said...

That is absolutely phenomenal! Congratulations! I love visiting here to get some inspiration. Especially lately, I have been stuck and find that it helps to look for some fresh ideas by coming here! Love what you are doing!

Julia said...

Love all the sketches that provide a great start on a card! Thanks so much for all the creativity everyone has shared!

Cheri said...

Just found your site. . . what fun! Thanks for the inspiration!

mybelle101 said...

Love your sketches! I just found your site from Beate's blog...now I must go stamp!! Thanks for the inspiration ;o)

Lyneen said...

What a great blog... so much happening... Hope I am not too late... WOW!!!!

cards by designs said...

happy anniversary!!!!!!!!! great site.

Kim Hughes said...

Thank you all for your kind words. We are thrilled to have you with us.

Marie-Hélène à Madrid

RAK stands for: Randon Act Of Kindness

smiles,
Kim