Monday, October 18, 2010

BLOG HOP for IFS - 1st Birthday!!

To celebrate the blog's 1st birthday, we are doing a few fun things this week! Can you believe that IFS is 1?? It just seems like I started it a few months ago... I owe a huge thanks for the regular contributors, featured artists, and those who have submitted pages to be featured for making this blog GREAT and WONDERFUL!! So, a huge thank you to all of those who made this blog what it is today! Check back later in the week for three contributor appreciation days where I will be honoring the wonderful contributing artists!

Today will be a blog hop featuring favorite things from Ideas For Scrapbookers. I hope you will participate and have fun going from blog to blog ... and don't forget about the RAK giveaways!! The contributors will be in the hop and posting their favorite things about a category on the blog and there will be raks!! yea!!

Today on IFS there will a gift certificate and wishlist fulfillment RAK.. check below to see how you can enter to win!!

Well, to start out the hop, I am going to feature my favorite aspects about the blog! Everything we do is really my favorite, but here are some highlights, I wanted to share just a few!
1. One of my favorite things is Reader's Pages b/c I love getting pages that people have created using inspiration or templates from the blogs!
2. I love every Wednesday when the contributors send me their themed page for a Designer Showcase post! I makes me so happy to see what they have created!
3. I adore having Featured Artist every Friday! There are stellar ideas by so many designers!
4. I am so happy about how many amazing Technique Tutorials the contributing and featured artists have put together! You can see this updated list here.
5. I love sharing Templates with everyone and a few of the contributors have shared their templates with us as well.

Now it's time to see how you can get in on the TWO awesome RAKs! To be qualified to win, please either leave a comment with your two answers or email them to . You will have until Wednesday morning at 9 am est to post OR email your answers! I will announce the winners after that on Wednesday.
1. The first RAK will be a $25 gift certificate to! What you need to do is try to figure out how many VISITS we have had to the blog in one year. Remember when I say visits, I mean the the same person could come each day and that would count as 365 visits. I will give you a hint... it is between 50,000 and 100,000. :) The closest person will win.
2. The second RAK will be a Wishlist Fulfillment up to $30 at If you win, you will put a whole bunch of things you want on your wish list (at and a package will arrive at your door with some of the goodies you really want! To be entered to win please answer the following questions. Under "Links to Pam's Specific Templates" (see list on right-hand side bar), which one do you think is my favorite? Remember this is just from the templates I have made not the contributor's templates.The person who guesses right will win. If there are multiple people, I will randomly pick one person to win. If no one wins, I will go down my list of ten favorites until I get a winner!

Now it's time to hop onto SARA'S BLOG!! Please join in the fun and go there next. Here is the link to her blog:

At anytime you can visit all of the other blogs! Here is a list of all those participating in the blog!


I hope you have fun today hoping from one blog to the next!!


  1. 1. 87,000
    2. Scallop Page Template

    Thanks for a chance to win!

  2. Happy Anniversary IFS! Pam this is such a wonderful thing you do for the scrapping community. I am so very honored to be a part of it. Thank you!!! ~Cathy~

  3. Happy Anniversary! So great!

    Okay, here are my answers:
    1. I think you've had 82,500 visits (I feel like I'm on The Price is Right)
    2. the Fish Bowl template


  4. Sorry for the 2 deleted comments I wasn't sure if 2 comments needed to be made or 1 so I combined them into 1 - didn't want to be disqualified.

    Happy 1st Blog-aversary!

    My guess is gonna be 87,256 visits.

    I love the reader reveals - gives inspiration to every scrapper wether they are a beginner or an advanced scrapper. I also love your templates!

    I think your fav might be the BEACH Template

    Great blog, I am glad I found you!

  5. Happy anniversary!! hmmmm.... tough questions!
    I think I'd have to say:
    1. 90,000
    2. Die Cut Flower template (I love this one -- I have it bookmarked and can't wait to give it a try!)

  6. 1. 96,312 visits

    2. Decorative Flourish Frame Template

    Thanks for the opportunity! And congrats on the anniversary!

  7. 1. 75, 636 visits

    2. Butterfly Photoblock Template

    Happy Birthday. Thanks for the chance to win.

  8. Wow! Congrats on the 1 year anniversary!! I'm a fairly new follower, and I am so happy I found your blog(Bummed I didn't find you sooner!); It's truly a daily inspiration for me!!

    I would luv to play along in your celebrations, so I'm taking a stab at your two questions. So here are my guesses.

    1. I'm gonna go with 68,985 visitors to your blog.
    2. As for your favorite template, I'm gonna say beach!(Mainly because it was fav! LOL!)

  9. Congratulations on your blogiversary! I would guess that you have had 97,999 visits to your blog and that your favorite template is the border edge page template.

  10. 74,385 posts.

    Two Curves, because I now you like curvy lines.

  11. 1.89,452 visitors.

    2. Flower photoblock template.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  12. 1) 75,699
    2) The Wave Photoblock template

    Happy anniversary! Thanks for the chance to win!

  13. 1- 83,000
    2- Heart Photoblock Temple

  14. I'm going to say 62,975 visits and I think that the Decoratvie Flourish Frame Template is your favorite.

    I also wanted to let you know I am using some of the things you gave me in a RAK of green items right now as I work on a card for my mom. Thank you so much!

  15. I'm going to guess and say 90,427...and perhaps the pc_oval template is your favorite???? am off to blog hop:)

  16. Thanks for the fun blog hop!
    1. 88,888
    2. Flower (four petal) Template

  17. fun hop
    1. 89999
    2. Sunshine Page Templete.