Monday, May 26, 2008

My Very 1st RAK

In an effort to increase my blog traffic and get my "name" out there in the blogger world, I am offering my very first RAK ever!
These are items I currently have, but will purchase new ones for this RAK.
Included are some Prima journaling squares out of my personal stash, a brand new American Crafts Slick Writer-perfect for writing on photos and slick surfaces, and a new release stamp from Technique Tuesday, not even available for sale online yet!
I have been using google reader for some time now, but tigardlilly (who also has a RAK going on, check it out) showed on her blog how to put my blog list as a feed on my blog. So now, you can see all the blogs I have on my reader, which I check multiple times a day! If you haven't done this yet, you need to, it is awesome! If you subscribe to my blog , I will throw in a bottle of Stickles-whatever color you want as an extra bonus, I am the Stickles Queen ya know. You will need to sign up with Google Reader or similar site and let me know you added me to your subscribed sites.
All you need to do is leave me a comment. I will do a random drawing on Thursday May 29 at 5 pm. Thanks for checking out my blog!
***Many of you are having trouble figuring out how to subscribe to blogs. For those of you wondering, here are instructions to getting Google Reader and adding subscriptions. I had screen shots of all the steps, but I can't figure out how to save them to put them on here. Hopefully this will work good enough.

Step 1: go to Google.com and select Reader.
Step 2: If you already have a Google account, go to step 5; If not, set one up, it is free and you can use the email address you already have.
Step 3: If you need to set up an account, follow these instructions. Create your account.
Step 4: Once you have that set up and Google has verified your email address, you will get to the google account page. On the right side of the page, you will see a link for reader, click it.
Step 5: Once you are signed in to google reader, you should be on the welcome to google reader page and you will see a picture of a goofy looking man. Click the Get started by adding subscriptions button under the picture. At this point, you could go straight to adding subscriptions, or take the tour.
Step 6: Click the add subscriptions button on the right side of the page, highlighted in green.
Step 7: This will drop down for you, put the blog address you want in the box and hit add. There is your first subscription. It is as simple as that.
Step 8: Play around, discover what things you can do with reader. There is lots of information to find regarding reader, so you can learn all about it. No more bouncing around from blog to blog looking for updates. It will automatically update for you!

45 comments:

scrappin{jewlz} said...

Great idea for a RAK!

tigardlilly said...

oooh, that's cool stuff! I subscribe to your blog!

scrapbookobsession said...

Wow, it's like a big circle. I was at AMR, found Tigardlily's blog post about Skittles, then her blog talked about Google Reader, which I'm signing up for now, and then back to AMR, where I found your post, and YOU'RE talking about Google Reader! So, I read your blog regularly, but that's how I found you today, LOL!
~Erika/journeyfan

scrappingrammy7 said...

I found this blog and RAK from your post on ckmb.

Love technique tuesday stamps. I also have yet to find these awesome looking skittle things.

Will see if I can figure out how to suscribe to your blog.
scrappingrammy7 - ckmb

PattiM said...

Great blog candy.... Wow, you sure did a clean sweep....Definitely what I need to do....I have a lot of scrap that I keep overlooking for the new stuff I bought.... LOL Darn enablers....LOL take care...

Hugs,

Patti M
(Pattie's passion)

I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!!!!

Daisy said...

Hi! I found your post on the CKMB, and decided to check out your blog, not cause of the RAK, but because of your location. (I had a friend who lived in Beaverton, but they moved to Portland a few months ago.)I don't know how to suscribe to a blog, but I do have you bookmarked. Loved the pics of your scrapspace.
~Daisy

tigardlilly said...

I just subscribed to your shared items too!

Kay said...

Seriously! Ya'll need to help me figure out how to do that "reader" thing. You know I'm not tech savvy at all. How does it work? Help a sista' out!

You know I check your blog everyday so.

Stillhaven't figured out why it says "springfield" though.

Ria, Craftyria, Tiggeria said...

What an awesome RAK! I love those stamps! You have an awesome blog and I would love to subscribe to it if only I could figure out how. I've been dying to try skittles, I hear they are fun to work with.

Anonymous said...

hey girlie!!!....just wanted so say that it is so nice of you to do a RAK!!!...someone sure is gonna be a lucky winner, great stuff there!!!...
;) angie (craftyscrapr)

ScrappinNonna said...

ooooooo....so super sweet of you to RAK such nice goodies! I swing by your place every so often from the CKMB. I enjoy reading about what you've been up to !!

Brenda/ScrappinNonna

Anonymous said...

I checked out all of your blog and including your clean sweep...that is exactly what I need to do..Great RAK also....thanks retirednrse

Elizabeth said...

Wow what a great rak, this is very sweet of you.

scrappyhappy08 said...

Your scrap space looks great!!! And I loved your photos of all the wonderful men in your life that have served. My dad was in the Air force...My uncle and cousin in the Navy and my grandfather was in the army! :)

Sandy/tx-nana-scraps said...

Great RAK items Marilyn. Thanks for doing it.

Anonymous said...

How nice of you to do a RAK. Your blog is great - it is nice to get to know you :) (scraprageous - ckmb)

Veronica said...

because I use my dd's laptop, I will only save "fave" blogs. Therefore, yours is on my faves! Once desktop is running w/o kinks I will do the readers. Cool stuff. I always wanted to visit your area. I'm "stuck" in the south and don't go north at all. :( Might have to change that!) Thanks for offering a RAK, ya got some cool stuff!

Angie said...

I saw your invite on CK. I enjoyed your blog.

inara said...

yay! great RAK! Don't enter me into the RAK though. I'm just saying hi!

jan farnworth said...

your buddy led me to you thanks for the great info on google reader, tossing my name in for the rak.

June said...

Cool stuff...thanks for doing this RAK...need to purge and RAK off some of my stuff too...I'll never use it all...

tink13 said...

I really like your blog. This is a great RAK.

Thanks
~Amber~ (tink13- AMR & CKMB)

Monkdabutt said...

That is an awesome idea for a RAK. I added your blog to my list, and hopefully I'll leave more comments. I try to check them all once a week as I have a ton in there.

Meggan said...

Awww, how sweet of you to do a RAK! Wow, your blog is pretty neat! I see that you have had quite a bit of traffic come through, good for you!

Thanks for doing such a great RAK and good luck to you.

Meggan
CKMB scrapbooknmommy

Carly said...

Saw your invite on CKMB! Great blog! Dh & I were married 7 years before we had dd-don't give up, miracles do happen! Thank's for sharing. craftiegal

Anonymous said...

OHHHHH! Scrappy goodness!!!! And so glad to see you back on the message baord these days =)

Gotscrapz - CKMB

Wendy said...

Very nice tribute to the military men in your life...nice to have all their photos. I've bookmarked your blog. I think I'm the last person in the US who doesn't have one. Will have to try reader when it's not 3am. Very appealing RAK!

Anonymous said...

Hi, That is some cool scrap goodies!! I do not have a blog to subscribe, but I added you to my favorite's list so I can keep up with you! you have a nice scrap area:)
Nikki Hueston
nc22004@hotmail.com

scrapiano said...

i love skittles and m&ms too. i would love to get this rak!

Kati Lyon said...

I love your blog, especially the pics of all the vets in your family.
Thanks for the RAK chance.

Kati

Samantha said...

What a fun RAK! You are a sweetie for offering such great stuff!

KJ-Starre said...

Hi Melonscraps.....traffic you wanted...traffic you got heehee! Nothing like a sweet RAK to get the girlie's on the board motivated.

Thanks for the tips on Google reader
~KJ!

Sabrina said...

Oh WOW! I have never even seen those Prima journaling cards, and those Stamps, WOWSER. That slick writer is on my wish list too. What an awesome RAK. I've looked at your blog a few times, thanks SO much!

Marilyn said...

Royce from CK said the following...

Hi marilyn,
Just got back from your blog. When I hit the post comment button it gave me "duplicate action error"...it may have something to do with the fact that as I was leaving a comment i ended up with someone else's comment mixed in with mine -anyways, it was great visiting your blog and I have to remember to visit when I log in here on Tuesday's and Thursday's. Have fun with your RAK. Joy joys to you.

I think it is fair to add her in for the RAK

Marilyn said...

scrappingirish from CK said the following...
I tried to leave you a comment on your blog site again tonight but I couldnt But I would like to be entered into your RAK if that is ok and I did figure out how to sign up for the direct feed from your site so I did sign up... Thanks again
Connie

Again, I think it is fair to include her in the RAK

Courtney ;-) said...

How FUN!!!!

Thanks for letting me know about this Google Reader stuff ... it's fabulous! I've subscribed!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi, Marilyn. Came over from the CKMB. Love your blog. You and your hubby are so cute and it looks like he is so helpful. Your scrap space is great! Love the RAK goodies. jknapp00 (knappjan@bellsouth.net)

Kay said...

I subscribed to your blog! This reader stuff is a life saver! Seriously!

Harley Dee said...

Hey girlie, I just added you to my reader! :) I think I'm blog obsessed :) Thanks for doing the RAK, that's really sweet of you :)

Anonymous said...

great blog!!! I've enjoyed reading and looking at the photos!!! love your scrap space, btw.....I would love the have a space that big!!!
thanks for doing the rak!!!

Elisabeth C
(emcscrapper)

Misty J said...

I found your post on CKMB. I have family in Orenco & Aloha. It is so beautiful there and not as hot in the summer as Texas where I'm at! I know whoever wins the RAK will love all the goodies!
Paintinscrapper-CKMB

Marilyn said...

Erica Hettwer said...
Hi! I just added you to my Google Reader. I've been wanting to get Google Reader set up for a while but, just never got around to it. :D

May 29, 2008 8:39 AM

Let's include her, she did comment on a different post on my blog.

Jingle said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!! Okay, so I haven't done this till now because I have only been reminded at work and I wanted to do it at home, but I totally didn't know about this Google Reader thing and I think I am in love! LOL! Thank you SO much for the RAK AND the great info! Now I can track blogs I like easily!!!! You are on there, and should be proud to be the First (and only at the moment! LOL!) Thanks so much!

Kim said...

Cool RAK! And I just subscribed to your blog! (I didn't know you could do that!LOL) You are very sweet to do this!


Kim
destiny1

Chrispea said...

Hi!! I'm a regular visitor!! I've never seen those prima journal sheets before... very cool!! Thanks for the RAK!!