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August 26, 2007


Gail Stickley

I love your blog and enjoy reading about your son and Girly. How did you start stamping and using Stampinup? I look forward to your website and look every day to see your latest creations and trips you and your family have taken. Keep up the good work and thank you for those of us who are creative challenged.


Thanks for offering another great contest. I was wondering if you keep copies of each card you make as examples, or if you just take a photo of it and "release" it into the world?

Paula Go

My Questions would be: If you use unmounted stamps (Acrylic or Rubber) how do you mount them? I do not take any magazines so I would love to win a subscription. Thanks for all the hard work you put into your blog. Keep stampers happy, supply them with Chocolate.

Gina T.

What is your main inspiration for the design layouts you post on your blog? Do you think of an idea in your head first? Do you pick out what stamp set you want to use then create from there? How do you decide what colors to use? Or, do you mainly stick to your favorite combos?

Tammy K

WOW!! What a cool giveaway.

For my question I am wondering if you are one of those gals
that was always a great stamper or do you cringe when you look
at your first pieces of art. I know I do...
AND would you consider sharing one of your firsts with us??


All I can say is AWESOME!!!! I get this mag and it's my Fav :o) What a wonderful prize for some lucky reader, Pick me, Pick me.
As for the question. I love to know how you started your blog. I have been thinking of starting one but I have no idea how to actually start. What was your first step? How did you pick a site and banner?


Janet B

I just love your blog. You are so creative! I don't know how you do it--you always have something new and interesting to post! Keep up the good work.

Janet B

Kim Kowal

Hi there,

I would love to know where you get your inspiration from, also how you became so good at your business, I mean did you take lessons from someone or are you self taught?? Cool Candy, I hope I win.



Wow, how absolutely generous of you. I love this magazine and buy it every month at M's. I would love a subscription to it, that would be so wonderful.

I absolutely love your blog, and all you share with us on it. I just want to know how you have the time to do all you do? You must be very good with organizing your time.

Have a wonderful rest of your weekend-Samantha

Amanda Pedro

Love the blog.. Love the great candy,
here's a question: What kind of paper cutter do you use? Especially if you have to prep for a large class?
Thanks, cheers,


I am not sure this offer is open for people in Europe but thought I would try anyway:) The magazine looks awesome and is not something I can affoard at the moment.

I am just starting out with card making/scrapbooking etc. and I wonder what are your best tips for a newbie. What must I purchase/learn? I am kind off just buying bits and pieces when I can affoard it and am going to start as soon as I get my first paper/cardstock. But I don't have any tools and with my birthday and christmas coming up I thought maybe you had some advice?

I love your blog. Thanks for all the tips and tutorials! You make lovely cards and its a great inspiration.

Charlene H.

My question is, when you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I enjoy your blog and can't wait to start seeing some of the answers to the questions.


What is your favorite new tool that you can't live without? Thanks for the chance to win an awesome candy!


What is your favorite new tool that you can't live without? Thanks for the chance to win an awesome candy!


What is your favorite new tool that you can't live without? Thanks for the chance to win an awesome candy!


Where do you look for inspiration - other than apparently Papercrafts:) Also, do you have any tutorials for resist stamping?

Leslie P

Hey Erika,
How super of you to be so generous!! My most recent Papercrafts is next to my bed at the moment! What a treat if my subscription was to be extended!!
I too have a son with Autism. Stephen was diagnosed in 2001 at the age of 10 with Asperger Syndrome.
How does one subscribe so as to get to the tutorials?

Mary Jo Price-Williamsm

Wow! My subscription has run out and I would love a new one. So my questions is (since I love your blog so much) how do you keep up with all the feedback as well as posting so frequently? Does your blog cost because it looks much nicer than mine (which I just started yesterday). Thanks for all your inspiration and of course the chance to win this! OK, so I asked two questions,lol.

Cindy Stoll

Thanks for the great blog! Where do you get your inspiration?


Great giveaway!!! How long did it take to get your dreads done?? If you can meet anyone in the world, who would it be?

Vicki Moseley

Hi Erika, You may remember emailing me a year ago. I am deaf and find myself frustrated that many videos or blogs or CD's are not closed captioning for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. I am wondering if your Stamp Camp CD is totally accessible to those who can not hear? I am such a hands-on and visual person and need step-by-step guidance to help spark creativity!

Wendi K of Chicago

How do you have your supplies organized? Do you ever see yourself buying duplicates?

I hope to win this prize.


What got you interested in stamping? What was the one thing that really sold you on this hobby?

Lois Folla

Hi Erika,

Did you know you are one of the most precious things in my life I treasure & am thankful for? And that won't change if I don't win!!! tee hee

Love ya always & forever,

Janet Allen

Your cards are always so wonderful and you seem to always come up with original ideas. I truly admire YOU. If you could pick one crafter that you admire, who would that person be?

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