Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Ding Ding Ding!!!

1000th Post!!!!

Wooo Hooo!!!!

This very post marks my 1000th post since I started the blog in Nov. of 2007.

Who'd have thunk it ;)

I never dreamed that when I started this blog with encouragement from my friends that it would turn out like this.

I'm so very excited to still be here doing what I love.

I am also tickled that Ink Stains in nearing 1/4 million hits since Jan. of 2008!!!

I'm totally shocked, amazed and grateful to all you folks out there who keep comin' back for more :)


In honor of YOU and Ink Stains I thought it would be fun to have another give-a-way!!!

BUT in order to enter you have to tell me what your favorite Ink Stains technique, project, etc. is.

It can be anything I've posted over the last couple years...

JLMK what you like and you'll be entered to win a surprise package consisting of whatever I can find...could be stamps, products, previously featured projects or cards, or it might even be something yet to come!

You just never know what I'll pull out of my ink stained goodie bag!

You have until 3-21 to post!


  1. I've enjoyed and learned new things on almost all your posts but the one I like the best so far is the Alchohol ink techniques.

  2. Congrats on your 1000th post hun...and all of them are FAB indeed .. hugs x

  3. I'm new to your blog, and I have so much more to discover, but so far it is the stuff on beeswax. It's been a while since I've done any and it has really inspired me to get it out again. I'm really enjoying the blog.

  4. Congratulations on your 1000th post. I'm pretty new to your blog but I've found so many ideas and so much inspiration here. I think my favourite would be the fantastic beeswax tutorials, I wanted to have a try at this for ages and finally found the confidence to have a go and loved it so a big THANKYOU for all your hard work
    Claire xx

  5. Mazel Tov on your 1000th post! Don't ask me to pick my favorite, I just can't do it. Everything is brilliant!

  6. Arriba on your 1000th post!!! Thanks for sharing all you do with us. I have to say one of my fav post is the distressed tissue roses. I did say one of my fav...

  7. Congrats with your 1000th post. how time flies. I really enjoy all your technical tips since I'm relatively new to this game. Keep up the good work.

  8. Congrats on the 1000th post! I have found your blog relatively recently, and have been blown away by your awesome tutorials. As someone who doesn't know a lot of techniques, I so very much appreciate how you start from the very beginning; however, I think ALL experience levels have something to learn here! I have shared your site with my ATC group (which this year has become a mixed media group), and we are going to do a CD calendar project inspired by your series of posts. But truly - I couldn't possibly pic just one favorite post - I love them all! Thanks for taking so much time giving us such incredibly detailed how-to's (really, the technical number of 1000 posts is deceiving, given how much you put into each one.... it could be 5000!) Thank you!

  9. Congrats on 1,000! I am not good at having changes depending on what I am doing and what catches my interest.

  10. CONGRATULATIONS on your 1000th post!!! Like others, I've been spent hours on your site. It's one that I check daily. I don't know that it's my favorite, but I'm very excited to be learning glazing techniques. I've seen this medium mentioned, and I've seen it it stores, but never knew much about it. After reading your post, I went out today and bought some so I'd be ready to "play" when you post your techniques. THANK YOU FOR SHARING!!!

  11. Congrats on your 1000th post! Boy that's a big number!! I have been enjoying your blog for quite sometime now and I have to say anything you do with distress ink and your collages are my favorites.

  12. Congrats on 1000 posts! You are fantastic - between this blog and your book, I'm never without inspiration!!

    My favorite (since you say, pick ONE!) is mica charms II - I've made a bunch of them. I'm currently doing them with an Alice in Wonderland theme!

  13. Hi Roni...well u know I love your blog! Too many favs, but most recent fav would be the beeswax...cuz I went directly to my scrap room and did it! love when I can do that..Congrads too...wishing you fun with the next 1000! u are totally awesome

  14. Wow...hard to pick but I'd say the spritz n flick is very versatile, and has just that perfect hint of distress. Just found you but completely awesome blog. I look forward to reading it every day.


  15. Happy 1,000th post!!! Roni you have shared so many fabulous techniques over the years and I continue to return to many of older posts. Of course now your book is a big help too. But my favorite of all posts is your favority blending tool techniques with my very favorite being the blended pearls. I love it's elegant punch of beauty!
    Many, many thanks Roni for all the many hours and wonderful posts you have shared!
    THANK YOU!!!...Jan

  16. I think my favorite thing you have taught is beeswax. I just learned how to do beeswax through a friend shortly before you showed how to do it. You showed how to to do it differently then how I was taught, so next time I take out the stuff I will try your way. I was taught to use a mini iron I believe you can buy them in the sewing section at michaels, but i already had one cause my dad makes r/c airplanes and he needed it for monocoat. You just used the heat gun. I like playing with new and different ways to do what I sometimes already know.

  17. Congrats on 1,000 posts!
    Really hard to pick one favorite but I really enjoyed the Distressed Tissue Roses post.

  18. Congrats Roni! You have such a great blog, I love how you explain everything in "layman's terms". And you use everyday items - for those on a budget!

  19. Hi, I know it is really simple and you may think duh!! But I favour the

    Tuesday, February 23, 2010
    Olympic Inspired Cards!

    The waves, I thought it was so simple yet effective way to use up scraps

    But I have to say, everyone I look at is my fav until I look at another one LOl! x Leigh x

  20. Congrats on the 1,000 post. I just posted my 100th yesterday and was patting myself on the back... lol... I love your blog so much and have learned much from you. Thanks for making it so much fun!
    ...scatter joy...

  21. I'm very new here and this was still hard. I'm going to go with the technique you used to prepare the cardstock for the Olympic cards. Incredibly cool even before you cut them into strips.

  22. Congratulations Roni!! I cant even imagine 1000 posts!Such a fantastic achievement! wanted to think about this for a while...
    Too many favorites and always so informative! But did really enjoy the Beeswax Collage Tutorial... I have the products most times.. but the suffer nerves of giving it a go.. when you sort of have to teach yourself everything (live remote) takes a while to overcome the fear.. but the tutorial was excellent and made me get the stuff out...:0 IYKWIM??
    Congratulations again and thanks so much for sharing so much info! Sometimes people can sort of want to own stuff.. but you are so generous with info and techniques!
    Hugs Lou xx
    PS sorry I am so verbose... oops..

  23. Your blog is awesome and you have such gorgeous things to show and teach! Thank you so much!

  24. Roni, you do such great things that it really is hard to decide but I really love your technique posts. They are more helpful to me than anything. Keep up the great work and thanks so much for sharing your talent.


  25. Wow! Holy Cow Roni that is a heck of a lot of posts! I thought I was doing great at 750 but it will be quite awhile before it's 1000. Congratulations! Every one of your posts has been a tremendous value. You should be very proud!

  26. Congrats on the 1000 post...hope to see 1000 more!! I really liked the post on alcohol inked tiles way back in '07 ( It got me started with AIs and altering all kinds of things! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  27. Congrats on 1000 posts! It seems like more because you give so much information, datails, projects, pictures, candy, ideas, enabling... just SO MUCH GREAT STUFF!
    I've enjoyed all your posts, but I've done the most with your Bamboo Tile posts! Thank you : )

  28. Congratulations on your 1,000 post!

    I know how excited you must be-that is a HUGE accomplishment! Thanks for sharing them all with us!

    I have a hard time picking a favorite of anything but one of my many favs is the stamping with felt and alcohol inks...what a super simple little idea that everyone can do!!!! Any time I get stumped...I just head into Ink Stains and get inspired! Thanks!

  29. Hey Roni -

    Congratulations on 1000 posts! You HAVE been a busy little thing! But I am so grateful you are. I know if I need some inspiration, I only have to visit your blog for it. You always have something interesting posted. Some of my favorite techniques that you have posted that I love are, your use of the extra rubber from sheets to create other images is fantastic. I also love your technique with the Ranger White pen and Resist Pad. That one is just so neat. Of course, your alcohol ink flowers are just amazing (how do you come up with these ideas). The Easy Envelopes is one I use all the time now when I need an envelope for a non-standard card size, or just to make a special envelope. And last but not least (you have so many neat things on this blog), I love the Scrabble charms, and your Postcard Art Brads and Pebbles!
    So here is wishing you another 1000 posts. And a big thank you from me for all the hard work you put into this wonderful blog. I for one, truly appreciate it!

    Elaine Allen

  30. Congratulations on your 1000th post. I have to say that I get something out of just about all of your blog entries. My favorites are techniques using distress inks as I still don't use them as much as I could plus your series on using the blending tool. If looking for something new or old, I always think "I bet there will be something on Roni's blog", so thank you for the great resource!

  31. Congratulations on your 1000 posts. I totally love visiting your blog and checking our all your samples, tutorials, etc.
    It is very difficult to pick just one fav. I really liked the acrylic transfer technique but I love all things Ranger related. Thank you so much for sharing and giving us such detailed and easy to follow tutorials.

  32. congratulations on your 1000th post..i am a totally new follower having just discovered you today..but am totallu hooked..i love your blog its fantastic..i have had a bit of a peruse..and one of my fave techniques is the quick and easy bottle cap charm..fantastic.
    p.s i am off to amazon uk to get your book now hugs janet

  33. Woo Hoo Roni! And to think that I "knew you when"!! I always knew your blog would be popular, but wow, it's just taken off like crazy! It's always fun to see a link to your blog from another website, or forum. So proud of you girl!
    So favorite technique huh? This may sound boring, but using the Ink Blending tool with distress inks was the first technique I learned from your blog and remains one of my tried and rue to this day! Not only that, but you gave me my first Ink Blending great is that?!!


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