Introducing Butterfly Dreams & Dot Spot

By February 10, 2010General

Today marks the official start of the stamp portion of our countdown!  Truly my favorite part of every month!

 Niki's headshot

Niki Estes gets to debut her VERY first stamp set with us and I couldn't be more thrilled for her!  Niki has carefully thought about each detail of this set and how the different elements work together.  We have had many, many requests for another butterfly set ever since Butterfly Kisses was released a few years ago.  She has embodied what I think everyone is looking for in a back to basics, go-to butterfly set.  Combine the classic images with the coordinating die she designed, and you have a match made in heaven!

The details.

  • Butterfly Dreams will be available for sale on February 15th.
  • It will retail for $24.
  • Butterfly Dreams contains a total of stamps (16 butterflies, 3 companion images, 2 background blocks and 5 sentiments)
  • There is also a butterfly die available for purchase separately for $5.  It coordinates with 6 of the butterfly images.

I'm also introducing a second set to you today that I designed, a background set of sorts called Dot Spot. It's a collection of large dot medallions that can be used alone as a focal point or combined to build an entire background.  The different scales of medallions can also be layered upon one another for even more fun looks.

The details.

  • Dot Spot will be available for sale on February 15th.
  • It will retail for $15.
  • Dot Spot contains a total of 7 stamps (5 dot medallions and 2 small solid dots).
  • The largest dot medallion measuring 3.25-inches in diameter.

Now that I have all the basics covered, why don't we move on into some projects?

Diecut butterflies

As I described earlier in this post, we are selling a die that coordinates with several of the butterfly images in this set, making it super easy to cut them out (which is VERY addictive by the way!) I stamped this beautiful monarchs with Noir ink.

Coloring rainbow butterflies

I then added a bit of color to them using my Copics.  I started at the outer edges of the wings with a darker color and then worked my way inward.  I love how realistic they look!

Black border

I added some Prisma Glitter to the butterflies and mounted them to a kraft card base.  I wanted to help define the perimeter of the card a bit so I drew a black outline with a pen.  It still needed a bit more "umph" so I added a second line with a pen that had a finer tip (I used American Crafts Precision Pens, .01 & .05 mm).  I just LOVE the way it turned out and plan to do it often.

Rainbow Butterfly card

I used one of my favorite verses from Heart Prints Sentiments to go along with these sparkly butterflies, a nod to the "wings" portion of the last line.  I stamped the sentiment onto white cardstock and then cut it into strips.

Blue glittered butterfly

I stamped one small red heart at the end of the sentiment for emphasis (from Background Basics: Hearts).

Glittered butterflies laying down

One of my favorite cards of all time!  And so fun to make too!

Gradient Butterfly Card

This gradient card was fun too.  A little something unique to help things from getting boring.

White outlines

I stamped this outline butterfly from the set with Fresh Snow ink four times across the cover, overlapping them slightly.

Gradient coloring 1

I then went back in with some Copics and colored JUST the interior portion of each butterfly.

Gradient coloring 2

I then went back in with darker shades and colored the layered areas as well as adding a bit of depth along the bodies.


As a finishing touch, I outlined the line of butterflies with a T1 Copic.  It still needed a little something, so I stamped the separate antennae image that Niki so thoughtfully included in the set.

Shaded butterfly closeup

The sentiment I added is from Butterfly Dreams as well and was stamped with Fresh Snow ink.  I accented the perimeter of the card with a little line created with a white gel pen & ruler.  Super easy and fun to do!  Can you imagine this in other colors too?

Big Flower Card

This pretty little card uses the new Spring Fling In Shape templates from Kim Hughes to create the layered flower.  Gorgeous isn't it?  The large dot medallion form Dot Spot added the perfect detail stamped in Plum Pudding on Lavender Moon cardstock.  It may be hard to see, but I also used the Tin Types Impression Plate on the white background of the card.

Big flower down view

I added a bit of Prisma glitter to the Plum Pudding button as well as a few selected dots around the center of the flower.

Big flower side

The butterfly was stamped in Spring Rain onto a butterfly diecut from white cardstock.  Don't you LOVE the pattern on this butterfly that Niki designed?  It is one of my favorites from the set!  I love how there are butterflies you can color when you're in the mood, or you can keep things simple and stamp with the several solid versions available too.

Butterfly Button card

This card is pink, vintage & girly. My favorite combination lately.

Rock & roll butterfly

The solid polka dotted butterfly was inked with two shades of pink to create depth.  I first inked it with HIbiscus Burst and then followed up with a a few dabs of Raspberry Fizz around the edges of the wings.  I love the look it created.  Notice that I used a pice of cardstock cut out with the new Fillable Frames #1 die.  I love the shape of it!

Layered pink butterfly

I then took one of the smaller butterflies from the set and layered it directly on top of the polka dotted butterfly using Raspberry FIzz ink.  It is a easy little thing to do, but adds so much!

Text over butterfly

I then stamped Background Basics: Text Style II with our Chamomile Tea Dye Duo ink directly over the butterfly.  I also sponged the edges with the same color.

Button flower closeup

I added a strip of Raspberry Fizz cardstock cut with our new Small Scallop Border die.  A small Hibiscus Burst flower button is stitched in place and accented with a few Spring Moss leaves.  Such a pretty little detail.

Button flower down view

The Turning a New Leaf images were stamped with Hibiscus Burst in each corner, followed by a few dotted medallions from Dot Spot in Raspberry Fizz.  The centers of the medallions were accented by dots of Spring Moss, helping to set off and balance the leaves tucked in under the flower.  Love this project!

Terracotta Spot Card

This card goes in a bit of a different direction, using strictly Dot Spot.  A bit more masculine and earthy compared to my other cards today…but that just goes to show how versatile these images can be.

Step one building dot pattern
All of the medallions in Dot Spot are incredibly versatile in size and purpose.  Here I stamped three different sizes onto Terracotta Tile cardstock using Fresh Snow ink.

Building dot pattern

The various sizes allow you lots of layering possibilities.  Here I have used Dark Chocolate ink to go back in and add some variety and contrast

Terracotta spotts down view

There are dozens upon dozens of color combinations you could recreate this card it.  I personally love how the pattern extends over onto the back, a sometimes neglected area of our cards.

Wish Big

This card is back for an encore presentation after it was originally showcased earlier this week.  But since it used both of today's sets, I thought it wouldn't hurt to mention it again.  The dot medallions were stamped in shades of Berry Sorbet, Raspberry Fizz and Hibiscus Burst.  The sentiment, from Big & Bold Wishes, is the PERFECT finishing touch for the corner.

Wish Big closeup
I used the butterfly die with our new True Black Felt to create this accent.  By stitching it in place on the sewing machine, I was able to make it appear as though it was in flight.  A few various sizes of black rhinestones set it all off.

I hope you have enjoyed all of the projects I whipped up for you today!  I am certainly LOVING the sets I featured today, and I know you will too once you get them in your own hands!  Now how about a contest?

 Today's contest is a BIG challenge!  The winner will be proving that you are truly Papertrey's #1 Fan.

That's right, we are on the look out for Papertrey's #1 Fan.  To prove your loyalty, your challenge is to provide an accurate count of how many times the word "happy" is included in our current stamp collection within a stamp AND available in our store at this moment.

Leave a comment telling us your final "happy" total along with why you should be chosen as the ultimate Papertrey fan!  We'd also LOVE to hear about what you think of today's stamp sets & projects!

Fan-prize-packageNot only will you get the title of Papertrey's #1 Fan, you will also get a special badge that you can use in your signature on our forum, in the sidebar of your or wherever else you choose!  You also get a FABULOUS line-up of products that will work cohesively together so you can make some unbelievable projects!

So…do you think you have what it takes to be Papertrey's #1 fan? 

  1. This contest ends at 7amEST, Thursday, February 11th.  

2. One winner will be randomly selected from the CORRECT answers submitted in the comments section.

3. Only one entry per person please.  The winner will be announced by noon the same day on our February Release Winners page.

ETA: We are waiting for our *official* Happy Tally Team at headquarters to confirm the correct answer before announcing the winner.  We will post the winner tomorrow morning.  Thanks for your patience!

Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to stay tuned, because tomorrow I have EVEN MORE stamp introductions to make!  Have a wonderful Wednesday!


Want to see more projects using Butterfly Dreams?  Visit Betsy Veldman today to see what she has created.

You can visit Niki Estes' blog to see her take on her brand new set.

Alli Miles is kicking off the countdown with peeks at her new set, Take Three: Spring.

Melissa Bickford is offering up some information using her latest creation, Asian Fusion.

Dawn McVey has some new projects over on her blog using both Color Couture and her new set, Studio Style.

Heather Nichols has some additional peeks at the new sets she's releasing this month.

Kim Hughes is showcasing her new collection of In Shape templates; Spring Fling!

A few members of the Click Simple Team are showcasing sneak peeks of the projects they have contributed to the accompanying idea download for Spring Fling.


For a complete supply list and measurements for all of today's projects, CLICK HERE.

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Join the discussion 404 Comments

  • 1
    Chris says:

    I count 145 instances of the word “happy”.

    I think that everyone who takes the time to count all of those deserves the title of Number One Fan, but I think that I should win because I’ve got my entire family, including my DH, convinced that Papertrey Ink is the best stamp company in the universe. My daughters go straight for PTI stamps whenever they want to make something, and my DH recognizes most of PTI’s images on sight.

    I love today’s projects. I found myself saying, “I don’t need another butterfly set”, and as usual, changed my mind as I scrolled down the page. You guys have a way of doing that to me every month!

  • 2
    Darrell says:


    I should be Papertrey’s Number One Fan because I don’t mind if my wife buys more of your stamps every month. She loves and uses them all.

  • 3
    Cari says:

    Well, I hope I’m right! I counted 132.

    I should be Papertrey’s #1 fan. Every month, when I say to myself “I don’t need any more stamps, I’m good”, I look at the new releases and find myself in love again. I can’t resist! And the innovations keep coming! I stay up late every night during release times so I can see the new sneak peeks. PTI is great!

  • 4
    ArlaMo says:

    I counted 111. Looking at the other replies, maybe I’m off a few. But I do love PTI!!

  • 5
    jen shears says:

    I counted 114- I must’ve missed a few! And I thought I got them ALL!!!
    Thanks for the chance- and I agree- for those of us that actually counted them, we’ve proven our loyalty!!! 🙂

  • 6
    Cheri Howard says:

    Not sure I counted right, but I thought I counted 150 (that’s a lot of “happy” to keep track of)!

    I really love the stamps today for their versatility. I have lots of outline stamps, but not as many of the solid ones – something I think I need to remedy!

  • 7
    Dawn Chau says:

    After counting all the sets (because what else would you do while being up with a sick kiddo until 2:37 a.m. right?), I came up with 109?! I have been a Papertrey Fanatic since the very first release with Papertray:) I’m hooked on all the bg stamps and use those most often! I love the new Dot Spot coming out and it is going on my wish list! The new butterfly set and die coordinate nicely as well! I think its no “coincidence” that your 3rd Anniversary Party and Tax returns go hand-in-hand!

  • 8
    Shirlann says:

    I counted 132 “happy” words in all. I think I am Papertrey Ink’s #1 fan because of my dedication. I visit daily to all the designer’s blogs, participate whenever possible in any challenges and send comments and “happy” thoughts. I am anxious to see this month’s release and find I am most looking forward to seeing the butterflies and scalloped borders…love the pastel butterfly card that Betsy created!
    Give me a P, give me a T, give me an I …..what’s that spell? Papertrey Ink!! Yeah!! (jumping for joy!)

  • 9
    Tina says:

    I counted “happy” 145 times!

    Whew…I should be your #1 Fan because instead of getting precious sleep right now, I just spent the last hour going through all of your stamp sets searching for the word “happy”. Good thing you’ve only been around for 3 years otherwise I wouldn’t get any sleep tonight!

  • 10
    Erica Meier says:

    That was so hard!! I counted 132 happy words in all. Great trip down memory lane, looking at all the stamps again! I am definately Papertrey’s #1 fan cause I visit your blogs every single day! Now that’s commitment!

  • 11

    SERIOUSLY!!!! I can’t believe that I just took an hour and a half and went thru EVERY stamp set and counted the word “happy”!!! TWICE!!! I KNOW I am definitely papertrey’s #1 fan because who else in their right mind would do that?!!!

    I came up with 146…….

  • 12
    Melisa Hunter says:

    I counted 137 times that happy can be found in your stamp sets! It was fun to check them all out again!

  • 13
    Kim says:

    What a challenge!!! I counted “happy” 155 and didnt know if “happily” was counted but if so add 10, “happiness” add 11, and “happiest” add 3 🙂 that was a hard challenge!!! I still cant believe there are other people just as crazy for papertrey as me to do that time consuming challege ha ha! I love treasure hunts though 🙂 keep it coming we are up for it obviously ha ha! Cant wait to see what else you have in store for all of us hardcore crafters!!!

  • 14
    Robb_eeie says:

    I can’t WAIT for the 10th of each and every month, so I can start viewing the sneak peeks of the new PTI releases for the 15th 🙂 If someone asks what my favorite line of stamps are, I ALWAYS honestly say Papertrey Ink !!!!! I can never say enough positive things about the company and about the ladies that run it ~ Your creativity is endless =)

    Ok my count, that took me over 60 minutes, to locate the word HAPPY is 146.

    Good luck to everyone who has the time and patience (HA!) to do this task :)))

  • 15
    PF Goh says:

    I had 129….??? But I think I am you number 1 fan as I was one of those who asked you to add “Hong Kong” on your mailing drop down list, I check your blog EVERYDAY altho it only gets active around release day. Sitting down and ignoring my daughter for the past 1 hour to count number of happy is also another sign of my loyalty! Happy anniversary!

  • 16
    Lorraine N says:

    Whew, I think I’m blind now, but I counted 152. I recently started blurfing (few months only), but I am loving it so much! Such inspiration and I LOVE Papertrey Ink products and everyone’s blogs/creations (that’s what always hooks me – when I see what is possible! And I must say I’m the greatest fan because my list of things to buy is now $300+ (and growing each time you folks have another preview day – must get the stamps, paper, felt, ink, ribbon = in all colors…ah! LOL.

  • 17
    Titta says:

    I don’t have time to go count, but I wanted to let you know that I’m totally addicted to butterflies, and I’m so excited about Butterly Dreams. In fact, both of these sets are going on my wishlist.

  • 18
    Adoree says:

    OMG…I counted 140….that’s my answer and I’m sticking to it! LOL …that was fun to see all of the stamp sets ….and say to myself “that’s my favorite”, “love that one”, “got to remember to use that one”! LOL
    Happy- Happy HAPPY!!!!

  • 19

    Hmm…I counted 146..
    and, all that counting made me hungry for some stamps! =)

  • 20
    Nancy M says:

    143 – either I’m wrong or the only one to get it right so far. I’m hoping the latter!

    I’m going to keep it real and admit that I probably shouldn’t be considered Papertrey’s #1 Fan since I am so new to your company. I’ve been following along for a couple of months and have bought 2 sets of stamps, 2 bags of buttons, 2 ink pads and 3 packs of paper – nothing compared to the majority of people who comment and play along each day. (I’m tempted to purchase, but unemployed.) In my favor (if I do win), I do follow the DT’s blogs faithfully, appreciate their creativity, have an extensive wish list of PTI products for when I am employed again, and was crazy enough to count all those “happy” words.

  • 21
    Leanne Oxley says:

    My total count is 129.
    I think that I am your number one fan because I have been watching your releases since the very beginning. I actually live in Australia and have been telling all my friends about you ever since that first release. I can’t believe how far you have come since ‘butterfly kisses’ and ‘text boxed’ and ‘little lady’ (my fav from 2007) and I still remember your text box cards Nicole using perfect pearls! Everything you have released since is just beautiful!

  • 22
    Anne B says:

    Well, I counted 141 (at least that’s what I *think* I counted) – eyes starting to blur, heart racing, feeling light headed – all from the excitement of the last week! Came across so many gems I hadn’t even noticed before. I only discovered PTI last year and am totally addicted now – have to check your blog and the website every day just in case I’ve missed something! Obsessive? No – just your #1 fan 🙂

  • 23
    Sami says:

    Ooh I hope I get this right 145 (fingers crossed). I think I’m the number one fan because I order from you guys from all the way in Australia – and I’m trying to convince my husband to go on a trip to the US so I don’t have to pay for shipping on a mega order 😉
    Oh and shhhhh, I gave up my demonstrator status with another company as I love telling people where I get my PTI stamps from and want to promote you guys on my upcoming new blog! Soo newly addicted!! xox

  • 24
    Linda says:

    Oh my gosh…that’s a lot of counting….145 for me too:) Wow, I love the butterfly set…it just looks perfect and with the matching die, so easy to use. Love your “Spot” projects today too Nichole….especially with the leaves….classic Nichole creativity. I think having all the PTI DT’ers blogs on my bloglines proves I’m a huge fan of everything you all do with PTI:-))

  • 25
    Debbie says:

    I counted 146.

    I am so adding those butterfly and dot stamps to my list for this month!! Each month just gets better and better!! 😀

  • 26

    hmmm I think i’ve counted 145 “happy’s”. I’m new to your products but Im hooked already! I cant pick just a few items to buy – I want to buy everything!!!!!

  • 27
    beca says:

    Whew! I got 141 happy, 23 happiness, 4 happily, and 1 happiest! I LOVE papertrey and am loving the coordinating die & stamps!

  • 28
    Laura.K says:

    I love this butterflies, are gorgeous. Unfortunately I don’t have so much time to count all the happy words, but I’m HAPPY. Because you have always something to make me wish for.

    Thanks for the inspiration and I’m your fun anyway.

  • 29
    Clare says:

    I ony counted 110! Maybe I’ll have to check later. I’m PTI number 1 Fan, have had 2 orders sent in the last 3 months to the UK and met a great friend through Passion for papertrey, and we meet regularly to stamp together!

  • 30
    Karin says:

    The butterfly stamp set and coordinating die is amazing!!!!!

  • 31
    Wendy says:

    145 – wow now not only do I want the new sets I want some of the others too. I think I’m your number one fan since I check your blog daily (and Dawn Mcvey’s) and whenever I craft my 6 PTI stamp sets are staples … and trust me I have a lot of stamps. I’m relatively new to Papertrey (3-4 months) but I fell hard and there’s no turning back now! I love the new fillable frames and dies by the way – great ideas.

  • 32
    Rita says:

    I am absolutely your number one FAN, I check your blog daily and I am in awe of your talent, motivation, success and most of all your ability to innovate. I watched Papertreky grow from your solo beginning, now to a team and a loyal following. You’re AMAZING!

  • 33
    Lindsay says:

    My final count is 129. many different answers that’s for sure and I refuse to count again, so I will stick with it! I will say that I got to know your stamps sets really well because of this challenge, and that made me HAPPY!!

  • 34
    Alyssa B says:

    I got 146…dont know if its right but it was fun to go through all the stamp sets. I have been with you from the beginning and have lots of sets from 2007. I love the *dedication* that PTI exibits. This is something that can be applied to all our lives. Clearly, when you love something, its pure joy to share that love and inspire others on a daily basis. I’m not your number one fan, im just an ardent admirer of all that PTI stands for and all that it does for its customers. Thankyou PTI, thankyou.

  • 35
    Aga says:

    2009 Autumn Tags (2) 2009 Halloween Tags (5) 2009 Holiday Tag Collection (1) Around & About Sentiments (11) Background Basics: Text Style (3) Background Basics: Text Style II (3) Bird Watching (1) Birthday Basics (9) Bitty Baby Blessings (2) Blooming Button Bits (3) Boo to You (1) Borders & Corners Mini (1) Borders & Coners Monogram (1) Borders & Corners {rect} (1) Christmas Friends (1) Communique Curves (2) Communique Sentiments (1) Daily Designs Sentiments (4) Damask Designs (2) Fall Elegance (1) Father Knows Best (2) Faux Ribbon (3) Flower Garden (1) Garden of Life (1) Handwritten Notes (2) Heart Prints (1) Holiday Button Bits (1) Holiday Tree (4) Holiday Wishes (1) Honey Bees (1) It’s A Celebration (1) Let Freedom Ring Life (1) Limitless Labels (3) Little Lady (1) Love Songs (1) Mailbox Greetings (2) Mazel Tov (4) Mega Mixed Messages (2) Men of Life (1) Mixed Messages (2) Mod Squad (1) Mother (2) Out of the Box (2) Paper Tray (1) Peaceful Poinsettia (1) Piece of Cake (1) Pond Life (2) Pond Life Sentiments (2) Rustic Snowflakes (1) Say it with Style (2) Scattered Showers (2) Shapes by Design (1) Signature Christmas (2) Sign Language (5) Snowfall (3) Spooky Sweets (2) Stocking Prints (1) Sweet Love (2) Take a Bough (1) Through the Trees (1) Tiny Treats: Valentine (2) Top Ten (1) Tree Trimming Trio (1) Vintage Ornaments (1) Vintage Picnic (3) Vintage Picnic Sentiments (1) Wedding Day (1) Winter Swirls (1) Wishing You… (3) With Sympathy (1) Women of Life (2) Year-Round Puns (2). Whew! My total count is 144 happy’s and it’s my longest comment ever!:)))

  • 36

    I counted 134 “happy”, 11 “happiness” (if you also include the title of the stamp set), 1 “happiest”, 2 “happily” and 1 “hoppy” (when used for happy).

    This was a very good challenge because I discovered a lot of sets that I hadn’t seen before and are now on my wish list 🙂

    I’m a new PTI fan. I just discovered your stamps several months ago and now I’m hooked. I really like the quality of your stamps and all the fun images and sentiments.

  • 37
    Paula C says:


    I’m Papertrey Ink’s #1 fan because I follow not just Nichole’s blog, but all the DT’s blogs for all their wonderful ideas with these fantastic stamps! No where else on the www have I found such originality with stamps! Keep up the FANTASTIC work PTI!

  • 38
    Chris Cross says:

    I’m “happy” to report I counted 146!

  • 39
    Pea says:

    The goodness never stops and that is one reason I am your number one fan! You are simply the best. I haven’t seen one thing yet I don’t have on my list.
    My count is 146.
    The new stamps make me look forward to each new month when they will be released. YEAH!
    blessings for a wonderful day.

  • 40
    Anna Wasierski says:

    Wow.. what an honor to be called PTI #1 fan! I am sure I am not right but I counted 139 total Happy’s. Thanks for all of your inspiration. I love all of your products and use them almost exclusively. If I had an unlimited budget.. I would have one of everything! Can’t wait until the 15th to see everything that will be released. There will be tough choices this month!

  • 41
    Karen Baker says:

    I counted 146, that’s a lot of fabulous sets to go through! Love these two new ones introduced!

  • 42
    Marcie S. says:

    I really think I’ve gone blurry-eyed from all this counting…I counted once, got 145 and I’m not going to go back recount!!! 🙂 I love the first butterfly card and the male thank you card using Terracotta Tile. Can’t wait to use both of those ideas!

  • 43
    Belinda says:

    I’m going with 146!

    I’m always impressed with the versatility of the PTI stamps and always super impressed with what you and the DT do with them! I love gaining inspiration from all of you! I often CASE cards and they do say copying is the best form of flattery!

  • 44
    Julie Smith (grace01) says:

    147 happy! that’s what papertrey makes me!!!
    LOVING ALL of the PTI goodness so far this month. how can every month be the best month ever?

  • 45
    Patty Chalas says:

    I counted 145!!!

    Well, why i should be a PTI fan…maybe because I fall in love even more everytime with every sets and goodies you come out. I always said to myself on the 15th this is my last…when the 10th comes I can’t resist I had to sit down and look for the new releases samples and I fell in love again!!!

  • 46

    I got 155.. YIKES that is a LOT of HAPPY! But its definitly not nearly as much happy as the happy I feel when I get my Papertrey paclages in the mail!!

  • 47
    Sharon says:

    a forever task 😀 145 and the 10th is the BEST day ever!!!!!

  • 48
    brainybairn says:

    146! I’m a number one fan coz I’ve been pushing my LSS to bring in PTI stuff as much as I can! Hopefully they’re convinced to!

  • 49
    Maureen says:

    Ok, I’m going to say 142, final answer 🙂

    I’m a huge fan, I tell my husband if we win the lottery I’m ordering 1 of EVERYTHING. Lots of fun for a snowy morning. Thanks Nichole!!

  • 50
    jan metcalf says:

    All I know is that PTI makes ME HAPPY!! So I would count each and every set!! I am a number 1 fan, now I have to find financial resources to become the number 1 product owner! I really like the versatility of the Dot set, your samples are fab Heather!

  • 51
    olenka says:

    OOH my.. I do not think I am your number 1 fan only because there are so many people out there who love you all and your product as much as I do 80) I counted about 157 *Happy* words and I found some stamps sets that I had not seen before.. adding them to my list for when I get my taxes really soon!!! 8) Thank you for another opportunity to win something wonderful! Its like being a kid in a candy store looking on the blogs of the papertreyink girls!

  • 52
    Melissa Ladd says:

    First of all–I LOVE Butterfly Dreams and Dot Spots, both are gorgeous, as are your cards Nichole! Can’t wait to die cut those butterflies and color them!!

    I counted 140 instances of the word “happy” in the stamp sets. I think I am PTI’s Number One Fan because I seriously love everything you make and proudly craft with all your products!

  • 53
    cynthia says:

    I hope all the happys in the Text Style stamps are not included because even with my super man reading glasses I can’t see those!!!
    I’m going with 147!!!

    Love the dots!!! Can’t wait my family just doesn’t understand all the excitment

  • 54
    Taheerah says:

    Well, there are quite a few different answers floating about!

    I counted 142, being very careful not to count words like ‘hoppy’!! I’m pretty sure I’ve been diligent enough, well I hope so anyway!!

    Why am I PTI’s No. 1 fan? I could probably give you 142 reasons!! Since finding your company last May I’ve ordered every month without fail (sometimes twice a month), always over $100! I’ve earned 6 anniversary sets in that time!!

    I live in the UK and I organise group orders so that I can spread the joy & love with other UK PTI fans and share the shipping cost.

    I visit your blog and all the DT blogs whenever they’re updated (and sometimes in between!), I practically live on the forum, I submit ideas for new products, I sing your praises to anyone who’ll listen, I’ve enabled fellow fans to purchase other sets they weren’t going to before, I participate in GSS and the Blog Hop whenever I can, I use only PTI products on my cards, I put together a survey for people to vote on their favourite PTI priducts for all PTI lovers to participate in and have the chance of winning an anniversary set!!

    I either get up or stay up for the Release Party (bearing in mind we’re 5 hours ahead here!) – I’m even trying to make it all the way to America to see you all at CHA this year … !!

    I eat, drink, sleep, love and breathe PTI … yours is the only company I’ve ever felt this way about. I’m so glad I found you and I love all you guys with all me heart!!

    If I’m not your No. 1 fan then whoever shows more dedication than that deserves a medal!! *smile*

  • 55
    kara says:

    I counted 127!!
    I think I’m PTI’s number one fan because I won’t even share my Papertrey cardstock with my MOM!! I only let her use the “other” stuff.

  • 56

    Okay, done counting now! I think I got 146…I should be the #1 because even though I can’t always buy something every month or during every release, I still watch the countdown and drool over all the sets!!

  • 57
    ArlaMo says:

    145. Or….146 if you count the happy that was used in one example. But, 145 if you just count actual stamps.
    I’m the biggest fan because I came back and counted again!! For another hour!

  • 58
    Kerry Steger says:

    I have counted 153 times that the word ‘happy’ appears. I would love to double check but it took my two hours to go through each and every one of the stamp sets. I think I should be Papertrey Ink’s No. 1 fan as I am amazed at how many of the stamp sets I knew when looking through them all – I check your site nearly every day, looking for new stamp sets (and many other wonderful products) to add to my wish list. I LOVE your stamps – they are the best on the market and I am only to happy to order them all the way from Down Under Australia!

  • 59
    Mary Duffek says:

    I know that I’m PTI’s #1 fan…LOL! So, let’s see how well I count!!! I counted “happy” 131 times. So, I hope I’m right. Blessings! and great new stamp sets….too fun.

  • 60
    sofia says:

    I’m at a happy position to announce that I finally counted 144 “happys”!!!!!! I think my eyes are about to go blind from counting!!! And not only that but now I need to buy more stamp sets than before!!!!! Oufffffff!!!!
    I think I am your number 1 fun because I follow all your blogs every day at a point where it has become an addiction!! And I place orders from Greece although the shipping costs are high! Whenever someone asks me about what I would like as a gift I ask for more PTI stamps!!!!!!!!! You rock girls!!!!!

  • 61
    jaime aldridge says:

    I counted only 1 happy in your current stamp lineup. It is warm happiness by Heather. I believe that I am the #1 PTI fan because I have become OBSESSED with all of your colors and stamps! I don’t even use all my other stamps and inks that I have bought before discovering PTI. I let my kids use those!! I will not order from anyone else. Your stamps are such high quality and the new inks are to die for! I compare everyone else to you, and NOONE measures up!! I check the DT’s blogs every morning as I’m drinking my coffee to get my little ‘fix’ of inspiration. And if I can’t, I feel like nothing is right with the world until I can get to a computer and FINALLY see everyone’s blogs….just like a junkie!! lol So, if I’m not the #1 fan, then I am certain that I am the #1 PTI junkie!! And my husband can attest to that!

  • 62
    Isabel Z says:

    I counted 132. Keeping my fingers crossed b/c this would be such a treat for such a taxing week. I am PTIs #1 fan b/c we woke up to a second major snowstorm (3rd or 4th snowfall of the season)and the 1st thing I did when my husband said we could lose power for a second time this week was log on to PTI and enter the daily contest.

  • 63
    Michelle W. says:

    I am PTI’s biggest fan, because every month, I want it ALL!

  • 64
    traci says:

    I counted 146! (after an hour of browsing, counting, tallying, browsing) I got turned on to PTI from Erin Lincoln – who I really believe is your #1 fan. But I believe I would qualify as your #2 fan!! Love me some Papertrey Ink!

  • 65
    Marilyn Bronson says:

    I counted 119.

    YIKES!! This is nuts. I must be a fan to spend this much time counting instead of looking at the beautiful samples and inspiration.

  • 66
    Sandye Curry says:

    My count is 146. I hope that is a lucky number for me because I have 46 Papertrey stamps sets (and I want at least 100 more!) I love release time. I get my coffee and come to the computer for your blog browsing time! I must be your #1 fan.

  • 67
    roula says:

    I counted 145 “happy”s. I hope I’m right cause my eyes are sore!!! I’m your number one fan cause I love everything you bring out and I want them all!!!!! I think you are the best stamp company and your ideas are to die for!!!

  • 68
    PurpleD says:

    The word “happy” appears 138 times in PTI stamps sets. 139 if you count the {Assembled Examples in Daily Designs Sentiments}.

    I’m not sure if I am the #1 PTI fan, but for me PTI stamp sets are already currency. I convert prices into numbers of PTI stamp sets I could buy.

    If I buy postal stamps, I have to make sure I mention that, otherwise you can imagine what my husband would say if I told him: “Honey, I just bought 20 stamps”.

  • 69

    I counted 129 and I am the #1 PTI fan because this took FOREVER! Plus it doesn’t hurt that I am a Canadian customer and spend lots of dollars on my PTI addiction (even my hubby knows when release night is…) p.s. after going through each and every set in the PTI store my want list has increased!

  • 70
    laura rangel says:

    Hopefully I am correct…145

    I wasn’t into stamping that much for what I’ve seen out there in stores but when I looked at your blog for the first time..I was at OMG I found my people. I’ve learned so much and I still look over the tutorials, techniques, and others. All I gots to say is awesome awesome awesome.

  • 71
    Holly F. says:

    I counted 121..twice.

    Wow…another challenge that took me away from laundry, bath room cleaning, dusting get the picture. DH hasn’t said anything yet,but by next Monday he going to start to wonder why the house looks like it does. As your #1, I can also claim house in need of cleaning award:)I will be cleaning on the 16th and anxiuosly waiting my next PTI box:) Now a puppy really needs her morning walk! Good luck to all PTI fans!

  • 72
    Colleen Wold says:

    I counted 145…I’d love to be able to call myself PTI’s #1 Official Fan. 🙂 I count the days until the 10th of each month because I just get so giddy seeing all the new stuff being released…I love reading all of the DT’s blogs. Such a great company PTI is! LOVEing the Spots & Dots set as well as the butterfly!

  • 73
    Peg C. says:

    Well, let’s see, I counted 145 and I’m not counting again! I think everyone that takes the time to count, is your #1 fan!
    That’s a lot of Happy!

  • 74
    Dawn Nikol says:

    155! I *adore* that there will be another butterfly set to add to my PTI collection! They are my absolute favorite!!

    Even the people in my family know that the 10th – the 14th is “PTI Time” and actually know what “PTI” is when I’m talking to them about it! LOL!

  • 75
    Ted says:

    Okay… my guess is 134 and seeing as mine is the only 134 I am thinking I’m quite wrong but it was a lot of fun and I saw so many stamp sets I had forgotten! 🙂 I’m your #1 fan because who else created a motto “CAPTIVATE” from PTI? 😉 Thanks, Nichole! 🙂

  • 76
    jackie M. says:

    OK, I’m going with 117. I am over the moon about the new sets being released. Thanks to the design team for sharing so many wonderful inspiration in the since the celebration started. Wow, are we ready for an exciting, fun filled year!

  • 77
    Deanna Collins says:

    I also count 145. I believe I am your number one fan because I think that everything PTI has available are the most awesome things available in the crafting world.

  • 78

    Okay… I am now officially running late, but I could not leave till I counted all the stamps. I just wish I had time to double check… that being said I count 144 HAPPY stamps. I see that many people counted 145 so I hope that I did not miss one.
    Anyway, I am your #1 fan… last CHA Supershow I flew to Florida (something I do not like to do), in a lightning storm (I kid you not), to buy your stamps and to meet the wonderful ladies of PTI. To this day it is still one of my favorite life memories. Thank you for the chance to win and thank you for this great week.

    Now I am definitely running late! 🙂

  • 79
    Holly says:

    Looks like 146 to me…… The Butterfly Kisses is adorable! Love those glittery butterflies and that polka dot butterfly has my name all over it. 🙂

  • 80
    Jackie says:

    I counted 137. I am a huge fan of PTI and have a very long wish list. Our budget is tight right now, like many others, but I just keep adding to that wish list. The budget won’t be tight forever. I tell everyone about your products – your images are awesome and the quality of your stamps and accessories can’t be beat.

  • 81
    Kristina says:

    Ummmm…146? (crossing fingers) I am your #1 fan! I have bought every color ink, ribbon, paper, and almost every stamp set. My hubby rolls his eyes on the 14th of every month because there I am waiting until I can place my order at midnight. LOL I think he’s jealous I spend so much time with you.

  • 82
    Paulina says:

    My count is 146.

    Let’s see, I follow each and every one of the DT blogs, I practically “stalk” your blog when sneak peeks start and I can’t stop using your products on my cards….yeah, I think I’m the BIGGEST PTI fan. 🙂

  • 83
    Danielle says:

    I came up with 133 happy stamps

    I love the fresh, clean, and versatile design of PTI stamps. The possibilities are endless and the DT always comes up with fantastic ideas! I look forward to every release!

  • 84
    Elaine says:

    My answer is 142. I should be chosen as the biggest fan because PTI is one of the first mainstream companies I purchased a stamp set from and I’ve been following you ever since and that’s been going on 3 years!

    I love the new images! I love that there is a matching die to cut the butterflies. And the spots dots look so fun to stamp!

  • 85
    Susie says:

    I counted 146 while having my coffee, I counted 3 times over a 2 1/2 hour period and thought I was right but now seeing all the different answers I’m not so sure…. but even if I’m wrong I’m still your number one fan, you & your team are the reason I can’t wait to get up every morning!

  • 86

    Here’s my HAPPY total: 132!!! That took awhile!!! I think I was careful to include each stamp only once and I think I got to every stamp set. The numbers from other posts all seem different…oh, well…I LOVE PTI products and the blogs!!! I check in daily to see what’s going on!!! I AM your #1 fan!!! Anne, yourmainestamper

  • 87

    I counted 141 but I see people have more so I guess I missed some! I even counted the ones in the background text! Oh well, I never win things but I do love to play along and I have to say it was so fun to go back to the beginning and see the growth and inspiration from PTI over these 3 years. The whole PTI team is just amazing and I am thrilled every month!
    I am sure I don’t have a tiny fraction of what most on the forum have in product, strictly due to budget!, but I am a huge fan and check Nicole and the whole teams individual blogs daily, and the forum, though I lurk more than I participate.
    Thanks for taking the plunge 3 years ago and creating Papertrey Ink we all hope you are around for a long time!

  • 88
    Kim FAucher says:

    okay… I counted them as many times as they appeared under each category… (some of the stamps were doubled up and appeared in multiple categories…

    I got 196 times that Happy appeared if you clicked on each category and counted…

    I am the biggest fan because I own a majority of sets, participate in the blog hops… the blog challenges and reveal nights…
    I also try and comment on everyones blogs because I am so interested in seeing how everyone interprets the designs of the various sets!!
    This month I am not only the biggest fan… I am obsessed!!!


  • 89
    Kim Costello says:

    WOW what a challenge and to think there are about 146 ‘happy’ amongst all your gorgeous stamp sets! What’s amazing is how they’re all different… LOL, good work Nichole fabulous designs as always, HuGs Kim 🙂

  • 90

    I beg to differ with the others…I really think I am your biggest fan! 🙂 Can’t tell you how many packages arrived to Morocco and completely made my week!! I counted 145 but I could be TOTALLY wrong… it’s a good thing stamping doesn’t require much counting! LOL!

  • 91
    Gladys says:

    145? Hopefully I got it correct 🙂 Love Papertrey!!! Keep up the good work! cant wait for the releases and the new product line!

  • 92
    Bee says:

    Gorgeous cards as always! I have a soft spot for the terracotta and brown one. Such unexpected colors for you (well I mean, you haven’t used that color combo often on your blog so far… ;-)…) and really stunning warm feel to the card. 😀

  • 93

    I had 129. I went through every set! I could have nearly done it by just looking at the ones I own, I am a HUGE fan! You are one of only three companies I buy from and you easily get the largest share of my dollars. I order each and every month (much to my husband’s and teacher’s salary dismay)! I adore PTI!

  • 94
    Helen F. says:

    My count is 145. Final Answer! It took me a little longer than most ~ I was adding some older sets to my ‘wish list’~ thinking “How did I let that one get past me?” :o)

    I feel like your number ONE fan because I have been with PTI from the very beginning and have to check out you and the design team each and every day for the beautiful inspiration you all bestow on us! These two new sets are awesome. Great projects from everyone too.

  • 95
    Janet Stephens says:

    I counted 146.

    With the number of stamp sets I bought in 2009, I really should be your biggest fan! I can tell already that this year is going to add even more to my collection!

    These two sets that you are showing today are going in my cart for sure!

  • 96
    Stephanie Washburn says:

    I counted 114 “happy” occurences! Hope it’s right! I LOVE PTI, stalk the design team’s blogs, and dream of having the entire PTI stamp collection! I hope I win this awesome prize!

  • 97
    Melody R says:

    Whew, that was alot of counting. I hope I got it right… I counted 141.

    I love watching the releases each month. So inspirational and motivates me to craft. Thank you!

  • 98
    Melissa F. says:

    What a fun contest – it was fun looking through all the sets. I came up with 140 happys. Hope that’s correct. Love the samples for the new sets as always.

  • 99
    rose antonopoulos says:

    126 ???!!!

    I counted from every stamp set image, so I hope I’m right.

    I think i deserve #1 fan because … well I am !! I carry my pink tote around proudly, surf the forum and DT blogs ALL THE TIME, I love all things PTI, I’ve converted 3 people over and have earned 6 anniversary set this year !! I feel like I know so many of you personally – forum goers, DT and owners. I think I would even recognize Nichole’s husband if I saw him on the street. I’m real excited to meet everyone at CHA, cant wait to make it !!

    And THAT’s why I’m PTI’s #1 Fan.

  • 100
    Jennifer S says:

    I counted 144 “happy”s in the current stamp sets. BUT, since I never win anything, I imagine I am probably wrong. Oh well. It was fun going through all the stamp sets and seeing some older sets I had forgotten about. Now if only I had time to play with some of my neglected sets this week!

  • 101
    Christine Rogus says:

    I counted 118. I wasn’t sure if other forms of happy were to be included though. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 102
    Jennifer S. says:

    I counted 146. I just love all of the ideas the team comes up with. It just gets better and better each day!

  • 103
    shery says:

    wow love these stamps, and lovely cards also

  • 104
    Leigh Ann R says:

    I found 130. I hope I’m right. I think I am PTI’s greatest fan – because as a new customer – I love everything, and have lots and lots on my Wish List (call it WISH BIG list!)I have about a dozen sets so far, and many more to buy! I would LOVE to win some and add to my collection! I recently told a friend, that since I have discovered PTI I never want to go back to wooden stamps again! As a matter of fact, I have about 25 wood sets I am getting rid of — since I never use them anymore!

  • 105
    TammyButz says:

    141 – I sure hope I didn’t miss any!

    You want talk HAPPY – that’s all the PTI Goodness. I am so-o looking forward to this year’s releases and all the new product lines!


  • 106
    Joni Kix says:

    My count… 146

    I just love the idea of having dies sized to cutout these adorable butterflies!

  • 107

    I counted 155.

    True story:
    Just a couple of weeks ago I was talking to my husband and we were discussing colors for a business website he’s designing. He asked my opinion and I told him I’d change a few colors. So I said something like this, Maybe you should go for an Aqua Mist color for the background and a hint of Spring Moss for your lettering. He looked at me and said, “let me guess, Papertrey Ink.”

    When your husband knows the name of the company, when you change your vocabulary, when you stalk daily, when you create 90% of you cards/projects using PTI products and convince others to do so, that to me is an enthusiastic devotee AKA #1 FAN.

  • 108
    Lindzie H says:

    My finally count (including happy, happily, happiness, and hoppy) was 168. I have no idea if I’ve over counted, but it was fun to go and see all the stamp sets. I’ve just realized how far behind I am and what I really want to buy! I think I’m the number one fan of PTI because I really really enjoy taking your guys wonderful ideas and making them my own. I don’t really know if that makes me a fan, but it’s fun to rub elbows with such a talented group of ladies! Here’s to hoping I win!

  • 109
    Allison Taylor says:

    I counted 140 happys!

    I have been around and ordering since the middle of PTI’s first year and I am pleased to be a big fan of your stamps and products. Here’s to many more years of crafting with PTI! Happy Birthday!

  • 110
    Tiffany N says:

    I counted 139. That was harder than I thought it would be but it was fun looking thorough all of your sets. I absolutely love, love, love your company and hope to someday own all of your products! I guess I’ll have to work my way up to that, though. 🙂

  • 111
    Kim Howard says:

    Great new sets Niki!!! They are fabulous!

  • 112
    Mendi M says:

    I counted 144. I must be a devoted PTI fan!!

  • 113
    Sallie says:

    Counted 139. Getting my credit card ready for the 15th! Looks like a “limit crashing” release! : )

  • 114
    Annette S says:

    I counted 142! I have loved PTI almost from the beginning. I check out the blogs and forums almost daily. Thanks for all of the wonderful inspiration!

  • 115
    Gabriele says:

    I can’t believe I counted all the happy’s in your stamp sets (145 total). What dedicated fans will do to win free items from their favorite company! Incredible.

  • 116
    Mel H says:

    I think I found 153….loving these new releases…gonna have to have those butterflies!

  • 117
    syeda says:

    My final total count of “happy” is 136.
    I would really love to win the title of Ultimate Papertrey fan some day. The first thing I do after I wake up every morning is to read your blog post. I find it so inspiring and it gets me going in my happy spirits. I patiently (hard to wait when you know something is going to be very awesome) look forward to every month release countdown. I have been very, very patiently (like a kid: asking me “is it here yet?”) waiting for Papertrey’s 3rd Anniversary celebrating for a year now. I know some people wait for big holidays and special occasions like this but seriously, no kidding I have been waiting for Papertrey’s anniversary celebration with the same enthusiasm because I knew this event is always fun each year. Oh, Did I forget to mention the chance to win free stamps for a year. It really cannot get better than this. I think I sound as if am doing a commercial for Papertrey ink but you know that’s me. Thank you Papertrey (fabulous design team and Nichole) for making everything so fun and memorable.

  • 118
    Susan McRae says:

    I counted 145 but that doesn’t include the variants of happy like “happiness”. I’m fairly new to the PTI line but love everything I see and I’m always hanging around when you do the sneak reveals. This week has just been the best with all the new products you are coming out with!

  • 119
    Jennifer Wilcox says:

    WHEW! I counted ‘happy’ 145 times. Hope I got them right. I love these new stamp sets. They seem to get better and better each month! Thanks PTI!

  • 120
    Sandy Kay says:

    I don’t know if anyone guessed this amount yet, but I came up with 135 Happy’s. I think I’m PTI’s number one fan because I can’t stay off of this site! It gets me in trouble sometimes, because there are other things I should be doing….or are there?! I do know that there’s no other place on the internet where I spend more time – even Facebook, and my hubby thinks I’m addicted to that! haha! Your blog and products are just that GOOD!

  • 121
    Sarah Fisher says:

    I found 145, I think. That’s lots of “happy” to count!

    I think I’m going to be broke after this release. I love the sneak peeks of the stamp sets on everyone’s blogs. I’m also starting to fall for all the new dies. I’ve resisted buying a Big Shot or Cuttlebug, but now I’m starting to re-think that.

  • 122
    Teresa H says:

    I counted twice so hope I’m right! I counted 144 happy appearances in your stamp sets. I found a few I missed the first time and then found that I counted some hoppy as happy – so let’s hope I didn’t miss any! Why should I be considered a Big Fan of PTI? Well, I am embarrassed to say how many of those Happy stamps I own!! But I’d be really happy to win this contest!

  • 123
    Heather says:

    Wow, I must be the only blond here. I read ‘current…’ so I counted only those in January. I found 7.
    Shoot me!
    But I do love PTI and am an avid fan! I’m also really excited about all these new products you have coming out!

  • 124
    Valerie C says:

    I wish everyone luck with this. I think I am the no. 1 fan. I had back surgery last Thursday. I have developed thrush and pnuemonia thaat almost filled my left lung. I keep checking but, with one eye because everything is spinning so badly So I wish lukc to the peopllwho can count. Very, verey happyAvviversary. I at least get to see the guesses.

  • 125
    Maria BF says:

    I counted 146

    I didn’t count all of the times “happily,” “happiness,” and “happiest” popped up since the directions specified the word “happy.” Hope I interpreted this challenge right!

    I think I can be counted as PTI’s #1 fan because I’ve bought enough from PTI to:

    1) have my husband go from asking me “how much did you spend” to asking “when are you planning to put in your order?”

    2) have my friends, family, and co-workers ask if I’ve picked up a part-time job with PTI, since I always have cards/gifts/note pads at the ready decorated with PTI images

    3) be able to lock myself away in my stamping space for months and never run out of stamping possibilities! I love interchanging images from these sets!

    4) wake up with a fantastic idea for a card or scrapbook page design, and instantly go to my PTI stamps for all the right images. My other brand stamps feel so neglected!

    Thanks Nichole and the rest of the PTI gang for all you do to bring us such great products!

  • 126
    Connie F. says:

    Oh, my eyes are crossed—I think 145 Happys. I only found PTI 7 months ago, but I am totally addicted! It is the only paper, ink, buttons and ribbon that I buy anymore! And, I buy as many stamps as I can with my wish growing and growing and growing every month. I spend my breaks at work checking your blog and the blogs or the other designers and adding to my list with every card that is made. I carry my list of my PTI products in my purse so when I see a new card, I can check to see if I have the right colors! Every month, I am like others thinking I won’t “need” any of the new release, but it just doesn’t happen! And this month, with all the new items—felt, dies and more, I don’t know how I will survive without them! Thanks so much for all your inspiration and creativity! PTI is the BEST!!

  • 127
    Carrie T says:

    I counted 146. I may have missed something or not counted something, but I’m going with this. My “break” is over; mama is being called!!!

  • 128
    Hlee says:

    I counted 146, so I hope I’m right. I think I’m your biggest fan with all the stamp sets I purchased from you in 2009 and will continue to purchase in 2010. I visit your blog everyday and await the countdowns every month. Thanks for such wonderful products. You always continue to amaze me!

  • 129
    Amy Ward says:

    I came up with 126… plus 5 “happily”, 15 “happiness” and 1 “happiest”

    Love the new sets. Can’t wait for more previews.

  • 130
    Ginny Schleich says:

    I came up with 108. Not so easy to count all of those “happy” words. I am your number one fan because I get so excited every month to see what new and wonderful things are going to be released and I check your blog every day. I love all the projects today. I’m really loving the Dot Spot stamps! They are so cool! I can see me making lots of background papers with that set.

  • 131
    sam says:

    I counted about 130 or so… I love love love your latest range of stamps!!! Although I’d love to say i was your biggest fan.. I believe your biggest fan is my friend BethJ!!! She eats, sleeps and dreams PTI:) Thank you for this awesome opportunity:)

  • 132
    Kearneykrafter says:

    Love your constant “outlets” for all stampers to get their creative fix! 145 is my total I came up with….good luck this week! Thanks for great goodie opportunities, too!

  • 133
    JoAnna says:

    I counted 145. I hope I get it right.

    I am soo glad that my mom orders every month from PTI. I love playing with all the new stuff!!!

  • 134
    annheidel says:

    That was fun! 🙂 I counted 141 instances of the word “happy”. I love games like this, plus it was great to look through every single stamp set and remember when it was released. I’ve been following Papertrey Ink since the very first stamp set, although I didn’t get to order anything until a year later. There are still so many on my wish list, but I do have 72 PTI sets so that makes me a major fan! I also have every single Perfect Match color in both the full-size inkpad and cardstock, plus the neutrals and vellum. I love all the PTI products and regularly check the forum and blogs for more ideas. I have file folders by stamp set on my computer with saved pics and ideas. 🙂 Does that make me a teensy bit obsessive? 😀 No, that just makes me a #1 fan!!

  • 135
    Regina M. says:

    My total count comes to 144. I am sure that others will have come to this number, but I am hoping that I am the only one who realized that the reason for 144 is that you couldn’t count the 2 “happy”s in Tiny Treats: Valentine because IT’S NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE! I think I may be PTI’s #1 fan because I added every set to the shopping cart to check this detail out and then wanted to cry because I couldn’t hit “Checkout” at the end of it! Oh, to own every PTI set…(sigh!)

  • 136
    Heather says:

    Wow! That’s a lot of stamps – 146!

    I should be considered for your #1 fan because I’ve started selling off some of my things on eBay in order to pay for new stamps, papers, felt, paint, etc…

    I LOVE the samples made with the new sets previewed today – can’t wait to see the complete sets!

  • 137
    Linda w says:

    OK now I really consider myself the ultimate Papertrey fan. Because I have spent so much time counting those happy words I have realized that there are some pretty neat stamps that I forgot I even had. This has been such a good thing for me. My count is 141.

    stamp on…

  • 138
    Marge R. says:

    My final “happy” total is 147 — I’ve counted, re-counted and counted again. I feel I am truly PTI’s #1 fan because when I have craft money to spend, Papertrey Ink is my #1 choice. I know I’ll always find truly quality coordinating up-to-the-minute images, sentiments, papers & accessories to fill my every stamping wish/desire/NEED! In my humble opinion, Papertrey Ink is simply the BEST papercrafting investment for my money! Today’s reveal projects only further fuel my #1 “fan”-ness!!!

  • 139
    Banu H says:

    My count came to 144 🙂 Great projects with the new stamps.

  • 140
    Renee S. says:

    I forgot how to count! I think “happy” appears 121 times.
    At any rate – LOVE the butterflies, and the dies is a must have! The projects are fabulous. To tell the truth, I think everything is going to be fantastic. Thanks for the creative inspiration.

  • 141

    I love the dot spot! And the butterflies are just what I have been looking for. I am especially thrilled about the coordinating die. Yeee Haw!

  • 142
    Angela W says:

    I love butterflies! Those are a must have! My count is at 141. I love all of your products and would love to ALL of it! And you have so much more coming out that I want!

  • 143
    Deirdre says:

    Wow… what a post…. love all the stuff specially the dots….. on my list!!!

  • 144
    DENISE M. says:

    WOW….that was some serious counting! I counted 145…
    All I know is that just pointed out about 15 sets I NEED to have!

    I think I am PTI’s number one fan because like everyone here, I LOVE everything they do! I also teach some card making classes and have introduced at least 20 new people to the wonderful world of PTI! Too bad there are no finder’s fees! LOL

  • 145
    CamillaBK says:

    Happy Wappy Tappy.
    I counted 142.

  • 146

    At last I am going with 143! What a crazy way to spend my morning but I guess it is because I love PTI so much! I never have won stamps but maybe this is my lucky day! I LOVE Butterfly Dreams! I love all of them but that is just the perfect set. Thanks Niki! How great it would be to get to be PTI’s #1 fan but there are so many fans and that’s what makes it so special. A world full of friendly, supportive, sharing fans!!

  • 147
    Kim says:

    2009 Autumn Tags (2); 2009 Halloween Tags (5); 2009 Holiday Tag Collection (1); Around & About Sentiments (11;) Background Basics: Text Style (3); Background Basics: Text Style II (3); Bird Watching (1); Birthday Basics (9); Bitty Baby Blessings (2); Blooming Button Bits (3); Boo to You (1); Borders & Corners Mini (1); Borders & Coners Monogram (1); Borders & Corners {rect} (1); Christmas Friends (1); Communique Curves (2); Communique Sentiments (1); Daily Designs Sentiments (4); Damask Designs (2); Fall Elegance (1); Father Knows Best (2); Faux Ribbon (3); Flower Garden (1); Garden of Life (1); Green Thumb (1); Handwritten Notes (2); Heart Prints (1); Holiday Button Bits (1); Holiday Tree (4); Holiday Wishes (1); Honey Bees (1); It’s A Celebration (1); Let Freedom Ring Life (1); Limitless Labels (3); Little Lady (1); Love Songs (1); Mailbox Greetings (2); Mazel Tov (4); Mega Mixed Messages (2); Men of Life (1); Mixed Messages (2); Mod Squad (1); Mother (2); Out of the Box (2); Paper Tray (1); Peaceful Poinsettia (1); Piece of Cake (1); Pond Life (2); Pond Life Sentiments (2); Rustic Snowflakes (1); Say it with Style (2); Scattered Showers (2); Shapes by Design (1); Signature Christmas (2); Sign Language (5); Snowfall (3); Spooky Sweets (2); Stocking Prints (1); Sweet Love (2); Tags for Spring (2); Take a Bough (1); Through the Trees (1); Tiny Treats: Valentine (2); Top Ten (1); Tree Trimming Trio (1); Vintage Ornaments (1); Vintage Picnic (3); Vintage Picnic Sentiments (1); Wedding Day (1); Winter Swirls (1); Wishing You (3); With Sympathy (1); Women of Life (2); and Year-Round Puns (2). Wow…and I also found some additional stamp sets I MUST have! So that is a total of 147 times the word ‘happy’ is found in one of your stamp sets. I didn’t count the “happy” in the example in the Daily Designs sentiments stamp set. I think anyone who spent the time counting happys should be the counted among your number one Papertrey Ink fans. I love your company and all your designers. They inspire me each of every day to get inky!! THANKS!

  • 148
    Carol R says:

    First, my count came to 141. That was good going through all the sets. Some of them I had forgotten all about. Second, leaving ‘red rubber’ behind and going with the BEST company for clear stamps, great designer ideas and checking into and following everyday the blogs & forum on PTI – I’d say is a loyal fan with an addiction to all things PIT! The products for this release have been Wonderful! I love the butterfly stamp set and more Dots is always welcome to my growing collection.

  • 149
    John M. says:

    145, all the way. I’m gonna get fired for doing this! Anyone walking by my desk will think I’m insane!
    I’m actually not a PTI Fan. My wife is, though. It actually may bankrupt us. I’m just trying to win her something nice for Valentine’s Day. Cool contest!

  • 150
    Angy Hughes says:

    I found 138 ~ not sure if that is right or not but I am about cross-eyed from trying.

    Now, I if I am not PTI’s #1 fan then I sure am close. I have sold almost all (close to 150) of my other stamp sets, all of my non-pti ink, etc so that I can work exclusively with PTI. I can’t stand using other cardstock because your cardstock is so GREAT!!! I tell everyone where I get my products and how great the customer service is, how awesome the products are, the FREE ideas available all the time. Man, I love this company. And even my dh is so impressed that he encourages me to support the PTI team with my purchases.


  • 151
    Sharon Knitter says:

    145. Butterflyies and dots — what a great combination.

  • 152
    Stephanie S. says:

    Today is my Birthday and maybe I will get the right number. I could be doubly blessed w/ #1 Fan and stamps.
    Beautiful cards and love the new butterflies.
    My total is 94.

  • 153
    Jamie Greene says:

    I counted “happy” 135 times. If you are including the happy that is in the text style background basic one and two then your total would be 141. If you are counting “hoppy” in the tiny treats then your total would be 142. I found your company over the summer and have ordered every release since. I can not order this month due to the military moving us to another duty station, but I will be back next month after I am settled to order again! I love your products and have told all of my friend and neighbors about your company. Quite a few of those people have ordered some of your products since. I believe if you love the product you should be a Number 1 fan. That would make all of your customers #1 fans!

  • 154
    Mary Vogel says:

    Wow – I am not seeing my number from anyone else but I counted “happy” 137 times. And that includes images that had the word more than once (like words in a circle – if “happy” was there twice, I counted it twice).

    I am your #1 fan because (I counted all the “happy”s…..!!) Papertrey is my number one “go-to” source for inspiration and product. It’s the first place I recommend to any stamper.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 155
    Michele F says:

    WOW! That was a lot. I counted 141 “happy”‘s in the current stamp collection. Thanks you for all the great sets!!!

  • 156
    Lennie says:

    145 and I can not believe that I spent that much time counting them all over and over again! I must LOVE Papertrey Inc! I have been following you since the beginning and I know that I am your number one fan because I am consistantly telling new crafters that I meet to check you out!

  • 157

    I’m going with 146 !!!! What a fun contest 🙂 but it did take a while! I’d love to display the #1 fan button (and of course, winning) would be fab, too! What a great anniversary its been!

  • 158
    Marica G. says:

    Okay, I found the word “happy” 139 times. It was fun to go through the all the stamp sets and remembering those “I-need-that-set!” moments in my head. 🙂 I found the word in sets I didn’t expect to find it and then didn’t find it in sets I assumed would have it. Go figure! In any case, all the stamp sets just reminded me how innovative, creative, and inspiring PTI has been over the last three years. Happy anniversary… and I can’t wait to see the release on the 15th!

  • 159
    Penny J. says:

    I have checked and DOUBLE checked, whew……it is 145!!

    Those little “HOPPY” ones are sneaky!!

    Anyone in their right mind that counts ALL those “happys” is a #1 fan!!! Each month I tell myself that I have enough (my husband says so too) and really need to stop, but I cannot. I keep coming back each and every month for more of the PTI goodness. I have earned 5…..yes, you heard me FIVE anniversary sets for this year! And that doesn’t even take into consideration ALL the paper, buttons, riibbon, etc. Hello my name is Penny and I am addicted to PTI!

  • 160
    Sunny Penn says:

    My total count is 147 including ‘happy’ from Floral Fusion set.

    Your cards are simple and gorgeous. Totally my style! I can’t wait to see the rest of the set.

  • 161
    Michelle Michael says:

    I counted 143 and found a lot of stamp sets I still need to get lol!

  • 162
    Becs Attwood says:

    My eyes are crossing & I’m sure I counted some sets twice, but I got 132 “Happy”s. I am a PTI fan from New Zealand & I have had to sacrifice from other hobbies & entertainment (& even food!) expenditure so that I can afford to get PTI goodies shipped over here. This company is so inspiring and motivational & I am a huge fan! (And today’s stamp sets & projects are divine).

  • 163
    Sandra B. says:

    My count is 144.

    I’m loving both stamp sets! The cards you created are just beautiful as always. I can’t wait until release night – getting my fingers ready to add those items into my cart as fast as I can!

  • 164
    Sara Lincoln says:

    My total count was 137! This was one of my favorite contests thus far. It gave me a chance to go through every stamp set!! My wish list just got a whole heck of a lot bigger!!!!! The new butterfly and dot stamps, oh my goodness… LOVE THEM!!! I can’t wait to get my hands on them and try them out. I love Papertrey!!!

  • 165
    Stephanie King says:

    I count 146. Top five reasons I’m the #1 PTI fan:
    5) I dream of one day being a stamp designer for PTI
    4) I follow the blogs of the entire PTI design team through google reader
    3) I sold everything I owned from other stamp companies
    2) I earn 2 anniversary sets every year
    1) I traveled all the way from Oregon to Florida to go on the stamping cruise PTI took part of in 2008!

  • 166
    Dana J says:

    133. Only a true fan would spend her morning at WORK counting HAPPY in stamp sets! LOL! thanks for the fun!

  • 167
    Amber says:

    I counted 126!
    I AM Papertrey’s #1 fan because I just sold allll of my stamping bella stamps so that I would have lots of money to spend on PTI this month!!!!!

  • 168
    Mary H says:

    I counted 146. These are now on my wish list and I would be so HAPPY to win!!

  • 169
    JeanFB says:

    Well, I counted 143 “happy”s, but it looks like I may have missed a few!! I did find one missing stamp set from your alphabetical list of stamps, though ;). I just love your stamps sets. If I weren’t a big fan, I wouldn’t have counted for this long, LOL!! Seriously, I’m a huge fan of the fact that you release every month, your designs are timeless, and you give us color and embellies to go with it all. Thanks so much.

  • 170

    Ok, I got 142. I’d say anyone who went through and counted all of those “happy”s is definitely in the running for #1 fan! I also think absolutely loving PTI is a good reason to be their #1 fan, too. I don’t know what all qualifies someone to be #1, I just know I loves me some Papertrey! Also, thanks for making me rediscover some more must have sets. My husband will just love that!

  • 171
    Colleen K says:

    145. I counted and got halfway through and couldn’t remember if I counted one in 2009. For a moment I thought “Just forget this, you have things to do!” Then the thought of winning more stamps overtook me and I started all over. I also saw a couple sets that I am going to order today lol. I guess I am obsessed…no not obsessed, your number one fan sounds so much better!

  • 172
    Dani (KWS) says:

    Fabulous cards, Nichole!! Love the Dot Spot set already :)So, am I PTI’s #1 fan? Not sure, but I do know, I’m crazy enough to hunt all those “happy” words 🙂 I found 129 of them (finger’s crossed)!

  • 173
    Steph says:

    143 happy’s!

    Why should I be chosen as the ultimate Papertrey fan…..

    I LOVE PTI!!!
    I BELIEVE in PTI!!!
    I am INSPIRED by PTI!!!

    PTI stamps were the first clear stamps that I purchased.
    PTI receives 99.9% of my crafting budget.;)
    I always share PTI with other crafters.
    I have been a member of the PTI forum since the day it was created and continue to be a “regular” today.

    What sets PTI apart from other companies:

    ~ PTI’s quality is always top notch
    ~ PTI’s customer service in unmatched
    ~ PTI packages their products for the customer with detail in mind
    ~ PTI not only listens to their customers, but they implement many of their ideas
    ~ PTI has the BEST design team in the business offering varied styles and views on projects
    ~ PTI has the BEST stamp designers!
    ~ PTI has the VERY BEST group of forum members
    ~ PTI keeps me on the edge of my seat every month wondering what new stamp sets will be available, what new color will be released, what the new patterened paper will look like, and if there will be a new addition to the products offered. Every month during the countdown, I am tempted and blown away with the creativity and dedication of Nichole and the PTI design team.
    ~ Nichole doesn’t just design gorgeous, fun, pretty stamp sets, she designs innovative, versatile, and creative stamp sets.
    ~ PTI strives to be on the forefront of the paper crafting industry, always designing and creating from a stamper’s perspective.

    I have LOVED everything that has been peeked so far during the Anniversary Countdown. Again, I am in aw of you and the DT. There have been so many details and projects the past few days and no one has skipped a beat. PTI is TEAMWORK!

  • 174
    joanna says:

    Hi – I also counted the “happy” – in fact if you would like a stamp set by stamp set break down I have it.
    I love PTI and should be counted as one of the many #1 fans because, – i wait for the posts from Nicole every evening (even when my eyes are nearly closed – i stay up), even though I have read her post the previous evening, in the morning, I get up to see what other news has transpired. I can’t wait to see the new stamp sets. Even during “the off season” i pour over the existing sets and pretend that I have a million dollars to spend just on PTI products what would i get (the end result is always the same = everything 🙂

    The list just goes on…

    I broke down my count into “happy” and derivatives of “happy” = happiness or happier

    My final tally was
    Number of “happy” = 118
    Number of derivatives = 28
    for a grand total of = 146

    Thanks for the chance to win! And i really loved counting the number of times the word “happy” appeared in the current stamp collection.

  • 175
    Marcia Truslow says:

    I must have missed one because I only found 144. Oh well – not doing this again! I should hit myself upside the head for spend the hours that I did on this! Not a waste, however, as I spied three more sets that I really, really want…… If that was the point, you got me! If I didn’t love PTI so much I NEVER, EVER would have spent the time on this. Love EVERYTHING you do!

  • 176
    DebbieZ says:

    I just love the monthly countdowns. I look forward to each sneek peak. Each month I order something new I find myself loving the products more and more.

    My Happy count is 146.

  • 177

    I think I have seen the word happy 146 times. I have counted twice~ math was never my favorite subject. LOL. I look so forward to each and every release. They are my favorite stamps, and the accesories~ oh my!!! Love every bit of PTI and am looking forward to your new products and wish you continued sucess!!!

  • 178
    Maureen says:

    I started counting and then noticed that some stamps have “happy” more than once…do you count those? Then as well, I noticed “happy” in the text styles and some of those are hard to read. I do not think that one should go crazy with this one so my “creative” answer is that each stamp in the PTI collection makes one “happy” and “joyful” so my answer in “infinite.”

    LOL wouldn’t it be funny if Nicole picked mine 🙂

  • 179
    dette says:

    My “happy” total is 117. I’m definitely a Papertrey fan! I check the site and the blog several times a day, even when I’m on vacation and get spotty internet service in the hotel room.

    Love Niki’s butterflies. I’ve been looking at butterfly stamps but was disappointed that there were no matching punches for them. I’m so glad I waited!

    Also love the Spots. Should be great for making sets of cards quickly.

  • 180
    Barbara Hale says:

    My answer is 140 and I know I am the #1 fan of Papertrey because I am always telling myself I can’t buy anymore stamping stuff and then when I see everything in the new release I see so many things that I just ‘have’ to get!

  • 181
    Nysse says:

    I have counted twice…yes twice and two different numbers, so which one shall I give as my count…..136!!! It has to be right, I am the number one fan, I have devoted my morning, afternoon, and nights to you…I love it!

  • 182
    YISHAN L says:

    I counted 138. I am your #1 fan, because almost everything I have is from Papertrey Ink. I checked your blog on daily basis, and very often several times a day. And I can never have enough PTI products.

  • 183
    Heather says:

    I found 138. Seems the answers are all over the board! I hope I didn’t count any twice… and I hope I didn’t miss any. I LOVE Papertrey… always just my style. It was fun counting though… seeing sets I haven’t seen in a while! 🙂

  • 184
    Kimberly S says:

    I checked twice and may have messed up the first time, so I’ll stick with 146 that I got the second. lol Gorgeous stamps and examples, thanks so much for the peeks! 🙂

  • 185
    Nysse says:

    Drum roll please…….the answer is 142…I have been at it for a few hours, and my wish list has expanded enormously!!! I am the number one fan, because PTI “news” is the only news I follow these days…it is always so happy!

  • 186
    Linda W says:

    I counted 146 and found lots I need to add to my wishlist!

  • 187
    elaine says:

    Good thing today is a snowy, work cancelled, stay at home kind of day so I could count all the “HAPPY” stamps! I came up with 153. That is one great big bunch of HAPPIES! Hope I counted correctly – I would love to finally win something from PTI! I’m gonna have to declare bankruptcy if I keep buying all your great product additions! (But it will be well worth it – I love them all!)

  • 188
    Jen Vogt says:

    Wow, that was so much harder than I thought it would be! I counted 131. Here’s hoping… 🙂

    I love these new sets, especially the butterflies. I’m a sucker for all things butterfly (or flutterby, as we call them)

  • 189
    buzzy says:

    That was a bigger job than I expected! I counted the word happy 149 times.

    And just because I have a tad of my mother in me I also counted happiest just once, happily 3 times and happiness 17. You should have seen her with the Buffalo in Yellowstone. She always kept tallies of the critters we saw!

  • 190
    Julie says:

    OK that took some searching especially after I realized I was getting some duplicates! I think I found them!

    72 that contain “HAPPY” and I’d be extremely “HAPPY” if I won the prize!

  • 191
    Tonya Peters says:

    Just wanted to say I love the new sets Nichole! GReat projects you shared yet again.

  • 192
    Lily says:

    145 Happys!!!! I think I am your number one fan cause everytime I see a new set or get something from Papertry in the mail I feel like a 1000000 happys. Just simply love all the stuff and you and the designers give me so much imspiration there work is just eye candy to me.

  • 193
    Dana says:

    Not counting “hoppy”, “happiest”, “happily” and “happiness”, I come up with 143 instances of the word “happy” in your stamp sets.
    And I don’t think any ONE person is your biggest fan, but I do think you have the biggest FAN BASE ever. Because I was checking your blog daily BEFORE PTI was ever around, and have been a loyal customer since the beginning, I’m just so happy to watch your dream grow Nichole. We are ALL your #1 fans. Truly.

  • 194
    Cheryl Sims says:

    This was a very difficult task and I enjoyed revisiting each set. I tried to keep track and the best I can come up with is 145. I know that is a lot of happy!!! That is what PTI makes me.
    Cheryl Sims

  • 195
    Opal Alapat says:

    I counted 147 instances of “happy” in 175 total stamp sets, not including “happily”, “happiest”, “happiness” or any foreign words that translate to happy. I would have put my entire list of stamp sets with each one’s count, but it would not fit. 🙂

    I think I am the ultimate fan because I truly believe in your products, designs, and where you are going in the world of paper crafting. I recommend this company to everyone I know, and am proud to do it! 🙂

    Today’s butterfly set is wonderful! I really enjoyed seeing the gradient design – how intelligent! Can’t wait to see what’s in store for tomorrow!

  • 196
    Lauren says:

    Man alive! 145. Here’s the problem: My wishlist has at least doubled now….so many stamps, so little money!!! PTI is the best!!! I think you have thousands of #1 fans, but of course I’m #1 of all the #1’s. PTI makes me really “happy”. 🙂

  • 197
    Robyn W. says:

    Wow – that took a while! I counted “happy” 140 times. This is the first blog I read each day, and I am awed by the projects and products that are shown. I am loving the stamps that match with the new dies.

  • 198
    Kerry from PA says:

    My “happy” total is 146. PTI is a major part of my monthly budge because I generally want everything (and so far haven’t been lucky enough to win anything). I always look forward to the start of the previews and countdowns. I am thrilled about the new dies to coordinate with the stamps.

  • 199
    Tami Swenson says:

    I think the count total is 146. That was fun – fun in a meniacal kind of way. Must get my reading glasses next time!

  • 200
    Jeni says:

    I counted 144.

    I think I’m Papertrey’s #1 Fan because I will not buy any stamps anymore unless they are from Papertrey Ink. You’ve spoiled us all by the quality, selection & thought you put into all of your projects.

  • 201
    Cindy Holshouser says:

    I counted the word HAPPY 135 times in the current stamp sets. If I take your contest statement literally it would appear 270 times in your store because the word happy is also on all of the index labels. I believe I am the #1 fan because I am planning to get on an airplane and travel 2052 miles to meet you, to see the PTI booth at the CHA supershow and to purchase the CHA exclusive Papertrey Ink stamp set. I have enjoyed countless {latenight} hours creating with your products. I am also very thankful for the friendships I have made via your website forum. I follow all of your DT blogs and love seeing their beautiful creations.Papertrey Ink produces the hightest quality products and is truly a ‘happy’ place to be.

  • 202
    Peggy O'Farrow says:

    IF I can count right I came up with 145! Here’s hoping it’s the right answer when I am randomly picked … totally enjoying your countdown!

  • 203
    Betty says:

    i came up with 135 – i’d rather be making cards, but it was fun to look at all the stamp sets. looking forward to the new releases this month.

  • 204
    Laural-Lee says:

    Okay, so I counted 142 and that includes the happy’s in the Background Basics: Text Style I and II….which are very hard to read on my screen.

    I probably missed a few but I did go through the list twice! I’ve was introduced to PTI back in September and I’m sure my husband wishes I hadn’t. I have just recently given up my demonstratorship (with a company that shall not be named) because I was tired of not being able to give credit where it was due and I wanted to proudly display my end product on my blog.

    My only request is that you might be able to make it more affordable to ship to Canada.

  • 205
    Alyssa S says:

    Whew…that was a lot of counting! I counted 146. Crossing my fingers that I got them all…

    I am in love with the butterfly set! Your first card is phenominal! Such fun colors. I also love the Dot Spot set – so funky!

  • 206
    Katherine says:

    Okay, this has to be right, really right. It took me an hour and half and I double checked myself.
    My count was 136.

    I can’t believe I stumbled upon your website about six months ago. I check up on you and the design team gals everyday with my Google Reader.
    All my life I have been the one among my family, even friends as well, who thought why shouldn’t everything match!
    I am absolutely in love with the fact that everything is so coordinated. It’s a dream come true for someone so obsessed with organization and color coordinating as I am.
    I have a dedicated room for scrapbooking, filled with supplies……….. Now that I rediscovered how truly joyful Stamping can be, I’m figuring out how to clean out my excess scrapbooking supplies so I can make way for all the wonderful Papertrey on my Wish List.

    This prize would be a great start and the title would be more than awesome!

  • 207
    Heather Mills says:

    I guess I am not the number one fan, because after counting to 56, I decided I had a lot of things that were more profitable to do than finish counting. I do love your products and would be HAPPY to own all of them, but alas housework calls.

  • 208
    Laura Pryor says:

    Ummmmmm….I only counted 102!? I went to the store and clicked on images and went through the images one by one and counted the number of times “happy” appears.
    Well, this was a brilliant way for me to see ALL of your sets. Oh, I want so many! I own only one currently “Piece of Cake” which has one happy 🙂 I long to be your biggest fan. I swear I’m ditching demo-ship and jumping on the PTI bandwagon. The style the PTI represents; simplicity and elegance…it’s truly the personal style I wish to express in all my projects! Your products will make that simple. So I guess I’m here to stay! THANKS!!!

  • 209

    My eyes are crossed and blurry now, but I came up with 146. Hope this is correct. 🙂

  • 210

    I counted 145. I think I’m your #1 fan because, well, I just am! I have tons of your product and promote your company on my blog all the time, because I think you’re the best in the business!

  • 211
    Carrie D says:

    Great set, I look forward to adding this to my wishlist! Maybe this time I will win them!!!!!!!!

  • 212
    Stacy says:

    I count 146….
    Love, Your Biggest Fan 🙂

  • 213
    Julie E says:

    I counted 146!!! Even if I do not win, it was fun to revisit all the great sets out there. I am a huge fan of PTI and your blog. I came across PTI last year and it has given new life to my stamping. I have been stamping for years, but only since I found PTI can I say that I am passionate about it. I love your CAS style and the way that each set is timeless. If there was no limit on my stamp spending I would own every set! Thank you for the chance and congratulations on celebrating #3! I can’t wait to see all the new ideas and stamps in 2010.

  • 214
    Diana J. says:

    “Happy” total: 145

    I can’t believe I’m doing this, but counting is so much fun!

    The butterfly set and matching die look wonderful, and I can’t wait to use my Copics on these images!

  • 215
    Kathy Vande Hoef says:

    I counted 112 HAPPY’S.
    I plan to add those butterfly and dots stamps to my collection SOON.
    Also your Impression. Wow!! I’m so excited about stamps,etc. You gals are GREAT!!!

  • 216
    Robin H says:


    I am new to PTI and am anxiously waiting for the 15th for the new sets. I really enjoy this blog and the designer’s blogs and check them daily for inspiration. I love butterflies and dragonflies so I really love today’s new set. I also think Dot Spot makes up into a great looking card.

  • 217
    Karen says:

    There are 145 “happy” words in all the stamp sets. I would love to be chosen as Patertrey’s biggest fan. I have loved all of the sets and products I have gotten and I can’t wait to continue my collection. I love to use my products for stamping cards, projects and scrapbooking. I heart PTI!

  • 218
    Jen P says:

    Okay…after going thru them several times – good thing it’s snowing here LOL!! – I came up with 146! 🙂 And I have to say that going thru all the stamps…I realized that I don’t think I’ve actually looked at all of them (mostly I’ve looked at all the new releases since I’ve found PTI)! I think I have them memorized now…and actually have some on my list buy! Thanks for making all of us “Happy” today! 🙂 🙂

  • 219
    Susan B says:

    Happy count 145
    Hoppy count 3 (doesn’t count)

    I think I’m you’re #1 fan because after doing all this counting I’ve now added so many sets I want to my wish list that I might as well consider PTI another utility bill. LOL!

    Love the games you are playing, but not quite as much as I love your products.

  • 220
    Tina Mayo says:

    wow..I hope it is 146..thats alot of Happy or happiness.. I just found PTI in the last month..but I want to be the #1 fan..I am waiting for my tax return so I can be the #1 fan and own lots of gorgeous stuff.

  • 221
    peggysue says:

    I think I totally goofed and cannot count, which means the world is lucky I’m not a mathematician because I counted 139 and I don’t see that answer anywhere. 🙂 Oh well, I saw some sets that are so cute that I’ve forgotten about, so that was fun, and now I need to go back to work!!!

  • 222
    Anthonette says:

    While I was sitting here and cutting a bunch of words out with my Silhouette, I thought I’d play along. I count 139 “happy”. I made sure not to count the “hoppy” sentiments…tricky.

    I’m not your biggest customer, but I admire Papertrey Ink. As a company, you have my attention. I love the innovative thinking at PTI. This was fun!

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    moster says:

    Hmmmmm. I only came up wiht 138. Happy Anniversary!

  • 224
    Terri E. says:

    Loved getting to see all of the sets again! My guess is 140.

    It’s a good life!
    Terri E.

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    Sue in Grapevine says:

    Ok, my count is 150.
    I should be the number 1 PTI fan b/c I spend my entire monthly salary on gorgeous PTI products! That & the fact that I give up 1 hr of sleep every night that something is sneaked or revealed. Oh, & last, but not least… I blather on to anyone who will listen (and those that will not) about the latest & greatest PTI happening.

  • 226
    Dana F. says:

    Done! *HAPPYsigh* I found 129 and wonder what I forgot as it seems so many people counted more. Oh my… did you know there are far more than 1500 fabulous PTI sentiments?

  • 227
    Barbara Ax says:

    What a great way to get us to take another look at all of the great stamp sets at PTI! Boy, do I have a long wish list now. I counted 140 occurrences of the word happy. Hope I’m right!

  • 228
    Harriet Skelly says:

    I counted 138.
    I am the #1 fan because I have been buying from PaperTrey since the beginning. I have earned the anniversary sets each year.
    I love the butterfly set and the matching die – I have to have those!!

  • 229
    Mindy says:

    Wow 143 happy’s! The PTI stamp designers are one happy bunch! That was a great way to really look closely at all the stamp sets… now I’m going to have to buy some of those oldies but goodies!

  • 230

    I counted 144 (not counting the couple of times “hoppy” was in there). I am your biggest fan. I link your blog on mine (as well as several of your designers). I look at your blog nearly every day. I buy your stamps and paper and ink as often as I can, and the rest of the time I just look at the PTI store and covet, make lists, and sigh. I advertise to my card swap group about you all the time — and my sisters too. I absolutely love all your stuff and wish I could have one of everything (or two — I would take two of everything too)!

  • 231
    nina says:

    My answer is 144… wow, don’t know if I can claim to be PTI’s #1 fan, but I do know that I am pretty much sworn off other stamps, button & ribbon (& paper if you go back to making 12×12!). Endless possibilities with the stamps, and my wishlist is getting longer and longer by the month!

  • 232

    My count is 147.

    I love everything Papertrey. I stalk all the design teams blogs and use Papertrey stamps on almost all my cards. I’ve also switched over all my SU cardstock to all Papertrey cardstock, since it is the very best. I love Papertrey and will be seeing you guys this summer in Chicago!

  • 233
    Debi Miller says:

    WOW! you should change your name to the Happy Papertrey Ink. It made me happy just counting the “happy’s”. I COUNTED 145. After a while everything looked happy. Thanks for the opportunity from one very loyal fan.

  • 234
    Sue D says:

    Well I counted twice and I came up with the same number–146–so that is my final answer. I’ve been with PTI from the beginning and am so excited to see how much it has grown and the new ventures it is taking with this latest release–here’s to the future! Great sets today–everyone loves butterflies and the dots make the greatest backgrounds. Thanks so much for all you do to inspire your loyal followers.

  • 235
    Anne S says:

    I counted 145. What a fun contest!

  • 236
    Elizabeth B. says:

    OK…I think that I counted carefully (??), and I came up with the word happy 141 times. I sure hope that’s right!!! Love the samples of the 2 new stamp sets!

  • 237
    Mary says:

    I am still recovering from completing *all* of the card-making challenges so far during this exciting week… My children need food and baths, but I am sitting here trying to convince myself that I should get “happy” because my ship HAS to come in some time, right?!? And you can’t win if you don’t play?!? That has to make me a pretty big fan… 😉 Motherhood will win out this time, though, and I will tip my hat to all of the counters (but hold out hope that PTI For A Year will be in my future instead. Is that greedy?!?). 🙂 Thanks for all the fun this week!

    BTW, the vintage Thinking of You card today is just amazing, as is the more masculine Thank You. STUNNING, as usual!

  • 238
    Juanita in Ohio says:

    My “HAPPY” total is 132.
    I think I am PTI’s #1 fan because when you have a reveal, and I’m broke, I cry!

  • 239
    Marilyn says:

    I am in with 121… I started counting before work and finally finished after work!

    WOW! you can’t help but be happy after all that happy jazz going around :o)

    I am your number one, numero uno, fan because… to put it simply, I just am!!!! (applause!)[bowing]

    PLUS I order just to order because I REALLY, REALLY want the anniversary stamp set and I don’t even care what it is… MUST have. Period.

    Thank you for all the fun and games. This has been an absolute blast…
    Marilyn in Texas

    PS I would have recounted, but I had to decide between you and my students and, even though I love you guys tremendously, those little faces won out… but, OOOOH, the temptation to play hooky ;o)

  • 240
    Margaret Peltier says:

    WOW – what a work out! I came up with 145!
    I love the sets and it was nice to revisit some of the sets that I haven’t looked at in a bit! – Can’t wait to see the rest of the new release – so far I am loving all the new accessories that will be available for this release!

  • 241
    Rebecca says:

    I counted 128 . . we’ll see. I am your number 1 fan. I have been following you since the beginning and love seeing all you do. You have inspired me to be a better crafter.

  • 242
    Myrna says:

    My total is 140.

    Nicole, you are just too sneaky!!! making me look through all the previously released sets made me realize how many of them I love that I still have not added to my collection – I have some serious shopping to do!!!

    Love all the new ideas – the polka dot medallions are totally fab!

  • 243
    Allison Cope says:

    I counted the word “happy” 101 times within all the PTI stamps. I would be the HAPPIEST PTI Fan in the word to win some new PTI for my stash! Thanks Nichole!

  • 244
    Valerie H says:

    I counted 146. Absolutely love Papertrey and got rid of most of my “other brand” stamp sets and paper. Hopefully I will have all of PTI inks and paper soon!

  • 245

    I am guessing 146 as too have counted twice and am sticking to it! I love the butterfly stamps and I love PTI stamps and paper and ribbon and ………………….

  • 246
    saral says:

    My guess is 137. Thanks for a great anniversary party this month!

  • 247
    Barb says:

    not sure if the first post came through or not, but my guess is 146–counted twice too! LOoe PTI stmaps, paper, ribbon…… love it all!

  • 248
    Leticia says:

    I think I counted a total of…


    I hope I am right. I had to keep starting over because I kept lossing count.

  • 249
    Sonia Holland says:

    Holy cow!
    Well, to be technical, I found the worh “happy” 126 times, and then derivatives of happy (happiest, etc) 24 times.
    So, my answer is either 126 for just “happy” and 150 if you include all the derivative words. Phew!
    By the way, really awesome terra cotta dot card, Nichole! It has taken me a while to fall for that colour, but that card has certainly done it!

  • 250
    Cara Staten says:

    I counted 136 instances of “happy”…I might have missed a few though! These new stamps are awesome! I’m loving all of the new additions for your PTI anniversary and would love to be called your #1 fan!

  • 251
    Liz in MO says:

    Ok. 145 is the total number of Happy’s, this is not including Hoppy, happiness etc.

    I AM your number one fan because I love your products, I love to look at your design team blogs, your forum, your store site etc. I love to play with your products, I am gradually switching to all PTI products because of the quality of your products!!!

    I LOVE your products and should be recognized finally as your number one fan.

  • 252
    Sally says:

    I must of miss counted because I only count 99. Everyone else put numbers up way higher.

  • 253
    Kathy McDonald says:

    That was tough! I counted 145.

    I certainly FEEL like I’m Papertrey’s #1 fan! I stay up every night during the monthly reveal to see what’s coming and to plan my purchase. I check DAILY once my order ships to make sure it hasn’t gone astray! I have to continually purchase additional storage containers to hold all of my stamp sets. Oh, and did I mention that I also use ONLY Papertrey paper? And ink? And buttons? I also check out the blogs of all of the PT Design Team members daily. I truly can’t get enough! I’m hooked, and I’m proud of that! Happy Anniversary, Papertrey!

  • 254
    Jennifer Delaurier says:

    I hope this is right, but I also counted 145. I am in love with this new butterfly set, I say if these are the things to expect from your new designers, I say lead on!

  • 255
    Shay says:

    I found “happy” 145 times. I have gone through several times and hope I found them all. What makes me the no. 1 fan…I think I am one of your no. 1 fans as anyone who took the time to do this challenge is obviously very dedicated. I also printed out each and every stamp set you have so I have a physical catalog. I also plug your company and everyone connected to whomever passes me by. lol I also follow all blogs connected with Papertrey Ink. I am sure I am not alone though as Papertrey Ink is an incredible company.

    As to the new stamps and examples : they are marvelous! Dot Spot is a must have and Butterfly Dreams is a must-have butterfly set. My favorites cards were those where you used both stamp sets…so very pretty and also has so much depth and interest because of the modern Dot Spot stamps.

  • 256
    Crystal M. says:

    I absolutely love the samples you made for the new Butterfly Dreams set. The ‘Spread your Wings’ card has a mosaic look to it… LOVE IT!!

    That was difficult to count and keep track with the sets overlapping in different categories… I’m going to go with 138. I’m PTI’s #1 fan!! Pick me! Pick me!!

  • 257
    Kelly B says:

    Could there be 146 happy’s? That’s a whole lotta PTI goodness that makes me happy every single month!! Please call me your #1 fan!

  • 258
    Deanna says:

    I counted 128 and I am PTI’s number 1 fan because…

    I have been a client since Butterfly Kisses, and have ordered almost every month since that release.

    I have played in all but 2 blog hops!

    I have over 500 posts in the forum, and 9 pages of projects in the gallery.

    99.9% of the projects on my blog include some form of PTI product.

    I currently have a group of 18 women that orders through me each month!

    I have never sold a PTI stamp set.

    I have both anniversary sets and I think I am getting 2 this year!

    I made Charlene Austin get a picture of you holding a sign that said Hi Dee on the cruise!

    I have Papertrey Ink tattooed… totally kidding! I think that is enough!

    I probably got the number of “Happy” wrong!

  • 259
    Sara Spencer says:

    Ok, that was really fun! I actually enjoyed looking at all the sets again. Had forgotten about a few so now my wishlist is even longs. =) I counted 119 “happy”. If I counted “happy” when it occurred more than once in the same stamp I got 131. I’ve seen a lot of different numbers in the comments section so clearly some of us must be wrong. I hope its not me!! I think I should be the biggest fan because I find myself DREAMING about all things PTI, day and night. I tell my husband about all your stuff too, to the point where he is almost an expert. lol. If I had unlimited funds I would own all your stuff. Love this company!!!

  • 260
    Renae C. says:

    Whew! I came up with 141. I hope it’s right!! I am a huge PTI fan. I’ve followed all of the designers from the start, and I am so amazed at the wonderful projects they come up with each month. I am really looking forward to the 15th so I can get my hands on some of the new dies, felt, and other goodies! Thanks for 3 great years (so far!).

  • 261
    Farida Rone says:

    I counted 145.

    I feel am your No. 1 fan because since I got to know you I follow your page everyday.

  • 262
    Joan says:

    I counted 145. I don’t know if I am right, One thing I’m sure… I have a wish list from here to eternity 🙁 Bad, bad, bad decision to accept this challenge and go to the store to count LOL! I am a biggest fan of your products and specially to all of the designing team members. I think that you have quality not only in your products but also in the way you show and promote them.

  • 263
    Stacy says:

    I have been your biggest fan since my friend Annette told me about your blog one year ago. I love PTI products and the design team is fabulous! With every card Annette sends and each new release my wish list continues to grow. Thanks for making quality products that are so darn cute. I counted 137 “happy” words. PTI makes us all soo happy, thanks again!

  • 264
    TinaH says:

    My count tally is 146. I would love to be crowned Papertrey Ink’s Number One fan! I know lots of other gals(and some guys) think they should be considered for the crown, but my love of PTI is in my blood. Congrats on three happy years, looking forward to sharing many more with the three of you! (3 years, 3 gals, paper”trey”, and I am the mother of 3 sons, sister to 3 brothers, aunt to 3 nephews – should I continue???) Pick ME ME ME please.

  • 265
    Angela Lemmons says:

    I spy with my little eyes . . . 145!

  • 266
    Samantha Johnson says:

    i counted and re-counted and came up with…..126. hope that’s the magic number. i’m loving seeing all the new products / and how you’ve used them. keep them coming.

  • 267
    Rhonda M. says:


    I think PTI’s #1 fan in one who would spend an hour looking at every stamp set and counting all the times they saw happy! What we would to for a prize from our favorite stamp company. Papertrey exceeds my expectations in every way. I can’t wait to see more!

  • 268

    My answer is 145, and I could list as well. LOL

    I think I am the biggest PTI fan because I spent most of my Birthday making a PTI book of images so I could not only easily count the HAPPY’s but also have a resource for future reference. I can’t wait to see what will be added to it this year!

  • 269
    Dana says:

    I’m coming up with 135… I can’t wait to find out what the right answer is!!
    I am PTI’s number one fan! I know almost all the stamp sets on sight because I keep a binder with them all printed out in it! I can’t go one day without checking my PTI cart or a designer’s blog or even TALKING about Papertrey! My bud and I desperately want to be PTI’s Canadian distributor! 😉
    This has been such a fabulous anniversary! Can’t wait to see more!!!

  • 270
    Mia says:

    Well… I’m cross-eyed, but… I’m going with 145!! I’m “happy” to say that I just love pretty much everything PTI puts out: the colors, the images, & now all the new lines of NEW PRODUCT!! Luscious! If I had an unexpected infusion of spare cash, I’d surely invest a good portion of it with PTI!!!!!!

  • 271
    Cheryl says:

    I counted 143. My husband laughed at me while I was trying to find them in both Text Styles. I am a huge Papertrey fan and have been since the fall of 2007. I love the constant flow of ideas and creativity, and I love the connection between customers and owners/designers. You have built such a great company, and I thank you for that.
    (I thought I posted earlier, but apparently it did not show up. If I’m here twice, I apologize!)

  • 272
    Tensy says:

    I counted 145, and I’m your number one fan because I read all your blogs daily and can’t wait for the 15th of the month so I can order your stamps!

  • 273
    Mary B says:

    Wow – that took a while! I counted 142, but could have missed one here or there. I love all things PTI, would be honored to be the #1 fan. Today’s peeks totally rocked!

  • 274
    Carmen says:

    Wow, I’m probably not going to win because nobody else has my number! But anyway, I counted 136, and hopefully you didn’t want all the variations of the word, or I’m waaay under.

    The reason I should win is because I would love to own every stamp set, ink, paper, etc from every release, but unfortunately I can’t afford to do that! If I win, I will treasure every single one of those sets, and the die too!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 275
    chrisd says:

    I counted all the stamps with happy. I then reread the information only to determine that perhaps I was wrong. So my thought was;
    happy is in: Top Ten(1), Urban Design/Daily design Sentiments(3),Inside out Baby(1) plus ( 1 happily),Through the Trees(1)=my total of 5 plus 1 happily. (See what happens to a preK teacher on a snow day off)8-)

  • 276
    Tracey McNeely says:

    I lost my count twice and started over, I have read over the other entries, but I am going with my count of 122 separate occurences of the word happy on its own. Thanks Nicole and the PTI Design Dream Team for such a fun 10 days, and we aren’t done yet. In my heart I am your No. 1 Fan.

  • 277
    Kim M says:

    I counted 144, maybe I missed one. Eyes are crossed at this point.

    I am PT’s #1, I stalk the blog daily and live for the new releases every month. Love this new set, especially those medallions. I can so see me using that stamp for backgrounds on my scrapbook pages.

  • 278
    Lori Y says:

    My final count is 143!
    What a workout! My mind was trying to trick me with ‘hoppy’ and even ‘hello’ as I was doing my count. Everywhere I look now I see a ‘happy’!
    I found PTI last year during the Anniversary Celebration and I have not turned back. I love PTI stamps and all the color coordinated papers,ribbons,buttons, ink. Looking forward to all that is yet to come.
    I think that anyone who is devoted enough to count all those ‘happys’ deserves the title of PTI’s #1 fans! Thanks PTI for making every day HAPPY and FUN!

  • 279

    My eyes are buggy!
    My guess is 134. Now off to use some of those awesome stamp sets!

  • 280
    Sylvia says:

    I would say I could be a #1 Fan after all of the New Items you have added and all of the Excitement you have created. I would also say you are at the TOP of my FAVORITES BAR now and I have ordered things in the past, but it now looks like you could be a ONE STOP STAMPING OUTLET.
    I hAVE followed Heather Nichols blog for quite awhile, just because I checked it out as she had the same name as my neighbor gal.
    I think she hooked me, as all of the things I am now doing in retirement…relate to card making, etc..
    I love all of your Design Team’s talents, inspirations, and the energy your company gives to all of us.
    If I read the Challenge right I think the magic number is 507 “Happy” times Can’t wait til tomorrow’s post to see. But you are like that morning cup of coffee. 1st thing first. Thanks Inspired Papertrey Ink.

  • 281
    Jacque D. says:

    I counted 144 ‘happy’s’.
    Wow, that was alot of sets to go through. Never realized that PTI had that many sets until you have to go through them all. Found even more sets to add to my ever growing wish list.
    I have only been stamping for two year now, and I love PTI. Love it all. The paper, the stamps, the ink, the buttons, you name it …I love it all. But the part I love the most is all of you ladies. You guys are so wonderful, and such an inspiration to me. You all give so much of yourselves to us. I know that I probably speak for alot of others when I say thank you.

  • 282
    Allison B says:

    I counted 141. This is a tough one!
    I am fairly new to PTI but love all of it! I follow your blog closely and that of several of the design team members. My Christmas wish list that I left for my family had many PTI products on it!

  • 283

    That was a lot of counting!
    I came up with 146.
    Very fun challenge!!

  • 284

    Well, I counted 137. I wonder how we all came up with such different answers? lol. I found several sets I have to get during my search 🙂 I’m so obsessed with Papertrey stamps, I rave about them to my mom and sister and friends–and I get them all hooked too 🙂 heehee:) I LOVE those butterflies–definitely a must have!!

  • 285
    Kelly Schirmer says:

    I’m going with 139! And Regis, that IS my FINAL answer!

  • 286
    Jennifer says:


    I’m PaperTrey’s #1 fan because I drool over your blog every day (and stalk it every day…I go through withdrawal when you don’t post!!) and if I could, I’d buy every item you add each month! Unfortunately my bank account…and my husband…won’t let me do that. But I can’t wait to get my hands on some of the new things coming this month and in future months!!

  • 287
    Judy says:

    I’m really “happy” now that I’ve finished counting. I came up with 144…hope I’m right. I’d love to have these sets to add to my collection. Your new sets are just ‘wondie’….my cart is going to be full this! Love the new designs and new product lines….

  • 288
    Carol says:

    That was hard! I counted 124 happy words in all. What a trip down memory lane looking at all the stamps again! I am definately Papertrey’s #1 fan cause I visit your blogs every single day. Now that’s a commitment! I am loving those butterflies today all the projects are so great. Such talented PTI girls!!!

  • 289
    Janelle says:

    This is funny reading through these! I came up with 143 (including those 6 little happys I had to squint to find in the text backgrounds). Whew! That was exhausting… (but ingenious — how many times can a company get customers to really examine e-v-e-r-y s-i-n-g-l-e one of their major products). You’re brilliant, Nichole! (And my wish list is longer…)

  • 290
    Kerry says:

    I counted 144. It’s probably not right, but I enjoyed looking through every set. I wanted to say how impressed I am by how well you tie everything together. I noticed that there is a star in Star Prints that has the Dot Spot design on it! That will make for some fantastic coordinated card designs!

  • 291
    Keisha H says:

    Phew I’m done! My final count is: 145. It was a challenge!!
    I think I should be PTI’s #1 fan because even though I have just found you within the past few months, I have been browsing your site and designer blogs almost daily. I love everything about the company! I wait every month for the 14th for the release party because it’s so fun! Thanks for all you do!

  • 292
    Serendipity says:

    I AM THE NUMBER ONE PTI FAN!!! Just ask all the other manufacturer’s stamps in my stamping room and they can testify to that!! But because PTI out-numbers them, I think their voices will be drowned out! I came up with 141 as the number of times ‘happy’ was used in stamp sets. It was a bit tricky but that’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it!!! Thanks again!

  • 293
    Kathy Allen says:

    I must be out of my happy mind…146 is my count?!? I can not wait till the 15th! I am so excited it is like giving birth to a new “creation” every time!

  • 294
    Kay S. says:

    137. I’m your biggest Papertrey Ink fan because at night when I dream, it is in the colors of Aqua Mist and Raspberry Fizz! :o)

  • 295
    Giovana says:

    I counted 142!!! I am a big fan of PTI, I wish I could own every single thing from your store. That would be a dream come true.
    Thanks for the chance to win.


  • 296
    Kelly says:

    my guess is 145. Boy, I hope I’m right. Very exciting! Thanks.

  • 297
    Lizzie Jones says:

    Well, my count ended up being 144. I’ve got my fingers crossed that I have the right answer!

    Why am I the number one Papertrey Ink fan? Well gosh. I figure it’s the fact that you lovely ladies truly made me a stamper. I’d been making cards for ages, but hadn’t really branched into the world of stamping until I found Papertrey nearly three years ago. I had only a half-dozen basic sentiments before I made my first Papertrey purchase. I guess I’ve been making up for lost time ever since! I’m just glad I found such an amazing company to share in my new crafting experience. Congratulations on your 3rd anniversary and I wish you all the best for continued success in the future!

  • 298
    LindaH says:

    I counted happy 144 times! I don’t know how many times my friend and I went through all of the stamp sets…but whenever you look at PTI stamps it’s a joy! I love all of your products…and have so many on my wish list and with all of the new additions and products you are coming out with this release…I will never catch up!!! Thanks so much to you and your wonderful design team for all of the work you do,so we may see wonderful samples, and use them as inspiration!

  • 299
    paula e. says:

    well, here goes. i counted 137 times “happy” appeared in the existing stamp sets. (this did not include “happiness” “happily” or “happiest”) i have been thinking about the title of pti’s #1 fan… i certainly aspire to this distinction and hope i am worthy of it. i would say 99% of my stamping (card making mostly) is done with my ever growing library of pti stamps, inks, cardstock, papers and embellishments. i love how they all coordinate! i get so much inspiration from nichole’s blog and all the pti design team. this certainly is my favorite time of the month – i look forward to everyone’s creations. thanks for the opportunity to play along!

  • 300
    Christine Nixon says:

    I count 132 and I believe I should be Papertry Ink’s biggest fan because I just may be. I love everything in the store and I want it all! Love the samples, love the colors, love the stamps, love the team!

  • 301
    Noora says:

    I counted 136..and I hope I am right!
    I wait for the sneak peaks every month, when I am bored I go through your blog and DTs’ blogs just to pass my time, I started to read colors in the way PTI names them, like “hibiscus burst bag!”, I order from Saudi and wait for 7 weeks to get your goodies, I feel happy when I know PTI is flourishing, I feel upset when others criticize PTI this all enough to say that I am your no.1 fan? or shall I go on…

  • 302
    Lori M says:

    I count 127. Thanks Nichole, this challenge was fun!! Loved revisiting all the sets!!!

  • 303
    Cathy Green says:

    Well, from the looks of it, I must have miscounted. I counted 114. Why am I your #1 fan? I love your images. I love your colors. After counting all the ‘happy’s, all your sets made me very happy. I saw thing that I didn’t know were there. Boy has my wish list grown! If I had unlimited funds, I would own every stamp, color, ink, and accessory that you have. Your images are so fresh. Unfortunately, my funds are limited, so I own what I can. But you can bet that my list is going to be front and center on my DH’s dresser so that he knows what he can get at anytime that would make me HAPPY!!

  • 304
    Katie Lawton says:

    I got 138. I was happy, happy, happy today because I got a box from PAPERTREY!!!

  • 305
    kristy c. says:

    160 was my total. whew! forgot how many stamps i have yet to get! i have loved this ever since i was introduced thru melissa phillips blog. i am in AWE at the talent of the dt, the beautiful colors and the thought that goes into each set. i am your number one fan. there aren’t any other places i look to for ideas. this is home!

  • 306
    tanna says:

    I am for sure your #1 fan!!!! Every single one of your 146 stamps with the word happy or something close…made me HAPPY!!!! Just like that amazing vintage card Nicole made for today! This is my happy place!!! Go PTI! Thanks for such a wonderful two weeks! I dont want it to end!

  • 307
    Wendy says:

    I counted 145 happy’s.

    I think I’m PTI’s number 1 fan because with every order I place, I find myself planning the next one before I’ve received the delivery I’m waiting on! I’m THAT addicted to your gorgeous stamps! Not to mention that I have all of the stamp designers and DT’s blogs in my google reader and check them all daily for updates. And did I mention that I said no to a playdate for my boys on the 15th because it would mean missing the launch party? I usually love that we in Australia get the launch party in the middle of the day, but I’m trying not to feel guilty for making my boys miss out on this occasion!

  • 308
    Meghan Spaulding says:

    Ok, I think I’ve counted 145. I hope thats right, eek. I love everything so far. Nichole, I love your new Dot Spot stamp set. Super fun! Im also excited about Dawns color combo!

  • 309

    Oh my goodness, this sure was hard work but all worth the effort to tell everyone I LOVE PTI!!!
    After reading and looking I came up with 146!

  • 310
    Lee Anne says:

    Wow! You are a busy person! There are so many great sets that I needed to explore again! I came up with 145 “happy” and it made me really happy to see all the work.

    You know, you have a lot of #1 PTI fans. I’m only one of them. You challenge me to be a better crafter and sometimes I live up to the challenge, sometimes I fall on my face. But I still come back like only a #1 fan would.

  • 311
    Andrea T. says:

    I counted 146.

    I must have that butterfly and die set!! How cool!! Great job, Niki!!

  • 312
    Leilani says:

    145? Hope that was the magic number. Gosh…I can’t wait to go shopping on the 15th!!

  • 313
    Amy says:

    I counted 145 instances of the word “Happy” in the PTI stamp sets. I can’t say that I’m the #1 fan — there are so many fans of PTI! Beautiful butterfly stamps and cards – I look forward to seeing all of them.

  • 314
    Teresa says:

    I hope I’m right. I say 145. I think I should be your #1 FAN because even though I can’t do any shopping since my husband lost his job. I still check in an drool over all the new releases. I have even cut back a couple of times on groceries to make a purchase(they don’t need the junk food anyway). ;D

  • 315
    Maureen D. says:

    I got 143!! I LOVE Papertrey!! I am a huge fan and look forward to the countdowns every month. I’m so excited to participate in the anniversary countdown too!!

  • 316
    anne says:

    I counted 135 “happy”s.
    I think I am your #1 fan because I visit your blog every morning and the blogs of all the designers. I think everyone thinks they are #1 — so I guess we all think high!!

  • 317
    Laura says:

    I counted 142 instances of the word happy — whew! 🙂 Good luck, everyone.

  • 318
    Denean says:


    Can’t wait to get my fingers on those butterflies!!

  • 319
    Andrea M says:

    I counted… and came up with 146 occurrences of “happy” in the current stamp collection. Now to uncross my eyes 🙂
    I may not be the longest running fan – I found PTI about 9 months ago. But I fell in love as soon as the home page loaded the very first time! Now my stamping collection is almost entirely PTI…and growing 🙂 Thanks for all your fabulous products and inspirational releases!

  • 320
    C Burke says:

    I hope I counted them all! My answer is 145. How can all of us count and get these different answers? It must be stamper’s fatigue.

  • 321
    Kristie says:

    Well, I think it’s 146 but I kept losing count because I kept admiring the stamp sets. You have such a loyal following that even if I win the contest, I know that I will be in good company of many loyal fans. Love the new products that you are bringing out. Can’t wait for the big reveal on the 15th.

  • 322
    Martha D. says:

    I counted 145 “happy” in all those sets. My eyes hurt, but it was fun to look at all sets. As far as #1 fan, I have been with you from the beginning. I remember that first release and must admit I was a little confused why there was only 1 set. But I have enjoyed watching you grow and expand. I have learned so much along the way. It has been fun.

  • 323
    iluvpaper2 says:

    I counted 145 “happys” and 2 “hoppys”! I so enjoyed browsing and counting! I’ve discovered sets I have’t used in awhile and I’ve also added to my wish list! WOW!

    I love PTI! I wish every month would be an anniversary month with 14 days of incredible creativity!

    I check the design team blogs and Nichole’s blog everyday! I can’t wait to see what these talented ladies have in store for us and it’s always a treat!

    Thanks again and again for all your hard work, your premium products and sharing your talents with us!

    I look forward to every release every month and all the new goodies to pick from!

    From one of your biggest fans!

  • 324

    Wow! I only got 142. I really thought I got them all! I can’t do it, I can’t go through and count ’em again! So that’s my answer!

    For some reason I am having trouble leaving a comment…I’m getting can’t accept this data. So, I am shortening my response to see if that’s the problem.

    Love Papertrey Ink!

  • 325
    Jemima says:

    Ok, well I counted twice and go two different numbers and my boss is looking at me so I can’t count a third time and so I’m going to go with 146. if you tell me its 129 I will nearly wet myself laughing. haha. all in good fun.

    I’m certinaly no bigger fan then any of the other people who have counted 146 “happy’s”. hehe. I don’t participate in all the challanges, I can’t justify purchasing evey stamp I want (all of them)and I’m nowhere near the most talented stamper out there but your products give me the motivation to just ‘give it a go’ and sometimes I even suprise myself!

    And my poor mum, everytime I get a delivery in the mail I jump up and down and show her in GREAT detail everything I’ve just got including all the wonderful things I’ve seen to do with them. She now has had a very good education into the world of Papertrey. haha

    Thanks for the chance to win and if my boss asks- research. 😉

  • 326
    Jill H says:

    I counted 134.
    I should be PTI’s #1 fan because this is the first website I look at every morning…and like everyone else I counted the number of times “happy” appears on the stamps.

  • 327
    Maria H says:

    I counted 148… What a great way to see all the sets. It took me all day to count them since I have a little one. It was fun, now I have a very long wish list. Waiting till the 15th of each month brings me back to Christmas as a kid waiting for my presents. Your ideas are always great, you have a great team!!!

  • 328
    doramiyi says:

    143 is my count, not including happiness, happily. #1 fan, I think many of us here deserve the title of #1 fan, why else would we go hur all the sets to count the word “happy”. I am super curious as to what the answer is since there are so many different numbers.

    Here’s my list:

    2Autumn Tags
    5Hallowen Tags
    12009 Holiday Tag Collection
    11Around & About Sentiments
    3Background Basics: Text Style
    3Background Basics: Text Style II
    1Bird Watching
    9Birthday Basics
    2Bitty Baby Blessings
    3Blooming Button Bits
    1Boo to You
    1Borders & Corners Monogram Mini
    1Borders & Corners Monogram Ed
    1Borders & Corners Rectangle
    1Christmas Friends
    2Communique Curves
    1Communique Curves Sentiments
    4Daily Designs Sentiments
    2Damask Design
    1Fall Elegance
    2Father Knows Best
    3Faux Ribbon
    1Flower Garden
    1Garden of Life
    1Green Thumb
    1Handwritten Notes
    1Heart Prints
    1Holiday Button Bits
    4Holiday Tree
    1Holiday Wishes
    1Honey Bees
    1It’s a Celebration
    1Let Freedom Ring
    3Limitless Labels
    1Love Songs
    2Mailbox Greetings
    4Mazel Tov
    2Mega Mixed Messages
    1Men of Life
    2Mixed Messages
    1Mod Squad
    2Out of the Box
    1Paper Tray
    1Peaceful Poinsettia
    1Piece of Cake
    2Pond Life
    2Pond Life Sentiments
    1Rustic Snowflakes
    2Say It With Style
    2Scattered Showers
    1Shapes by Design
    2Signature Christmas
    5Sign Language
    2Spooky Sweets
    1Stocking Prints
    2Sweet Love
    2Tags for Spring
    1Take a Bough
    1Through the Trees
    1Top Ten
    1Tree Trimming Trio
    1Vintage Ornaments
    3Vintage Picnic
    1Vintage Picnic Sentiments
    1Wedding Day
    1Winter Swirls
    3Wishing You
    1With Sympathy
    2Women of Life
    2Year Round Puns

    With that said, I thank you for this opportunity for me to go through each of your sets so carefully. You are truly a group of talented girls and you offer nothing less then perfection. Wishing many more Happy Anniversaries.


  • 329

    I counted..and counted
    139 is my total that are currently available.
    I would LOVE to be your happy #1 PTI fan!
    I have only been a big fan for about 6 months now and feel like I have missed a lot, so I have a LOT to catch up on, but I work on building my collection of stamps each month 😉

    I love the orange card you made with the dot spot. Like how you created the stamp with different sized dots within the medallion.
    Thanks for all the fun you have provided these last 10 days. Patiently awaiting the 14th! and tomorrow’s big winner!

  • 330
    Diane S. (momoffive) says:

    I came up with 147.

    I am just so excited about everything!!! Yes, I am a fan! I have sold all of my stamps from the other companies just so I can make room, and money, for more PTI!

    Have another great year, PTI!!!

  • 331
    Deb Else says:

    I counted 145 “happy”. And I am so “happy” I discovered PTI and their wonderful stamp sets, ink, paper, ribbon, buttons & can’t wait to expand all those supplies with all the new products. That will make me even happier!

  • 332
    Susan says:

    Hello! I counted 146 “happy”s. I think I am Papertrey’s #1 fan because I want them ALL! Your stamps allow me to bring happiness, encouragement, and comfort into other people’s lives – what more could you ask for?
    Love the new stamp sets!

  • 333
    Laurie says:


    Ever since the first day I visited Papertrey it was love at first sight. I look forward to my daily dose of inspiration. Your site brings a smile to face and leaves me with a “Happy” heart. Thank you!

  • 334
    Sheila A says:

    i counted 146. I have been a papertrey fan since the very beginning. I am the one who first shared my find with my stamping friends and we always discuss and anticipate each months new stamps and products.

  • 335
    Anika B. says:

    I came up with 131 – what a task!

    I think I should be named Papertrey’s #1 fan because after finding you a year ago as I began my card making journey, I have fallen in love with not only your amazing products & customer service, but also your fantastic Design Team! I truly appreciate the time you spend showcases PTI products so that we all know what to do with them!

    Congratulations on your 3rd Anniversary! I hope it’s HAPPY!

  • 336

    Wow…that was time consuming! It took me ALL day to count them all. Does that show dedication, or what? Actually, it took me ALL day because I’m a mommy with 4 little kids, two of which had valentines to prepare for classmates. Anyway. I came up with 141 on my first count…and last count. I’m only doing it once. I never win anything, but it’s worth at least a little effort, right? I am PTI’s numero uno for many reasons, but the biggest being the fact that I’ve been with you from the very beginning. Yup…I’m one of the lucky ones who was able to build my collection right from the start!

    Please forgive any typos…my 10 month old really wanted to help me…I tried to find all of them, but may have missed one or two. Much like I may have miss counted. Or should I just blame my total on her too…that’s a typo if I got it wrong!

  • 337
    NancyL2648 says:

    Whew…I got 144…almost went blind. LOL
    I just love your new butterfly set!

  • 338
    April Z says:

    I counted 146. Looking at all the PTI sets again made me realize how many are still on my wish list! I think I’m PTI’s number one fan because even though I spent last night in the ER with my son and I should be in bed right now catching up on sleep, I stayed up to count – and I don’t even like numbers! Seriously, PTI is my favorite stamp company. You guys are the best!!

  • 339

    Hmmmm, I count 146. And I think I am the #1 fan because I come back every month to see every release even though I’ve never won 🙁

    BTW I LOOOOVE the the butterflies and dots–the projects are gorgeous. I just love Papertrey colors 🙂

  • 340
    Susan says:

    Well according to all of the previous posts I’m WAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYY off, but I will stick with 95. I have a growing collection of PTI stamps and other products and love the quality and performance of your items! Thank you for this chance to win.

  • 341
    Carol L says:

    I should be your #1 fan……..well, just because! 🙂
    I counted 147 and it was fun to re-visit all your stamp sets again!

  • 342
    Cassi says:

    I’m going to say 486! I am SOO excited for this month’s release. Not only are there a whole slew of new products, but theses stamps are knocking my socks off! Better start saving up for the buying spree.

  • 343
    Rita says:

    I counted 145…what I do for the love of PTI! You have many devoted fans. I count myself lucky to be one of them. If I counted correctly, I would love to be your #WON fan! You can count on me to Want-It-ALL each and every month. For now, I am just counting my blessings that I have PTI as my “happy place.” Thank you!

  • 344
    Lupe Rocamora says:

    My guess is going to be 146. I hope I got them all. 🙂

  • 345
    Suzanne says:

    I came up with 119…if I’m right yay! If I’m not, that’s fine…I got a new wish list made up!

    I am a HUGE fan! I get so much inspiration from you lovely ladies. I have your blinky on my blog, check all the blogs daily and continued to be inspired! Your products are AMAZING!!! Everything is classy, elegant and fun made with the best quality. I dare you to find a better product out there!

    Good luck to all the readers participating!


  • 346

    I counted 146. Nice challenge!!

    I love the sneak peeks shown today!! As always, very classy, very versatile designs. Every release gets better and better!! Happy 3rd Anniversary!!

  • 347
    Linda E says:

    I count 139. I hope I’m right but either way, this is probably the happiest stamping site in blogland!

  • 348
    Donelda says:

    wow, I took forever but I only get 136!! It looks like I’ve missed 10….not sure but I guess I’ll stick with the 136. Crossing my fingers.

  • 349
    Lori W says:

    My grand total is 139. I have been a faithful follower of PTI since May 2007 when I purchased my first two sets. I look forward to each months release and the inspiration the Papertrey team provides. You all are amazing!

  • 350

    I got 148. I really hope that I win or I’ve just wasted an hour of my life! But I’m glad to see that I’m in good company here with a bunch of other crazy PTI fans counting their little eyeballs out. (How did we all get different numbers?) LOL! I never miss a countdown and eagerly anticipate the next reveal.

  • 351
    Tammy W. says:

    Oh my ganache! My eyes are crossed, but it will be well worth it if my answer is correct.

    I counted 146 HAPPY words in your current stamp sets. Now of course ALL of the PTI stamp sets make me HAPPY though! : )

    Can’t wait for the new releases, I will be up late on the 14th! I am a true fan of PTI and always look forward to the countdown week. I’ve been known to go to bed on the 14th at our normal bedtime with hubby and then when he falls asleep I sneek back out of bed at midnight for some PTI shopping! How is that for a true fan? : ) Luckily my hubby is also very supportive and understanding of my PTI addiction. Looking forward to the 14th again!! Loving the butterflies!

    Thanks for this exciting week of fun and inspiration; and all the chances of winning a bonanza of awesome prizes! PTI rocks!

  • 352
    Karen N. says:

    I counted 145. I’m not the biggest butterfly fan, but this new stamp sets even makes me want to buy it! I love the new dies that go with stamps now to, incredible!

  • 353
    Emma says:

    Yikes! I counted 139. I think anyone who sifted through each set counting ‘happies’ deserves to be crowned PTI’s number 1 fan! If I had unlimited financial resources I’d buy everything papertrey has to offer – especially all of the exciting new products announced this week. Paint… swoon! I also live in Australia, therefore I pay extra postage and put up with fluctuating exchange rates – surely that’s number 1 fan material?!

  • 354
    Edna says:

    I’m sticking with 145 too, was great to review all the stamp sets–thanks!!

  • 355
    Kris says:

    Well, I counted 140. I knew I had passed over into PTI Land when my son gave me a PTI gift certificate for Christmas. The fact that a 22 year old male grad student would know about your company and find it on the web was music to my ears…and proof that he listens to me occasionally!!!

  • 356

    I counted 100 but after seeing the other answers figured I must have missed a few! But my credit card statement can attest to the fact I haven’t missed a month of ordering many things since I was introduced to your company! Love your products and look forward to the 15th each month!

  • 357
    Ngan Raskin says:

    142–lost my count the first time because I was so mesmerized by all the dots…I LOVE this release! What a fun time it has been!

  • 358
    Jeanne says:

    What a pure delight to look through all of the current line of stamps!!!! I found “happy” 115 times. Nichole, your cards are outstanding!!!! The butterfly die cut is fantastic with the stamp sets…love your Copic coloring! You are so clever in sharing your excitement. I am a true fan of Papertrey !

  • 359
    Jodi says:

    140…..Very interesting the range of numbers. I wish everyone luck!

  • 360
    Emmy says:

    My answer is 145. I love products that are being introduced this month!

  • 361

    I’m only counting 130. I’m PTI’s number one fan because I day dream about all of your goodies, and sometimes it keeps me up at night after following the countdowns and release parties. thanks for the chance to win!

  • 362
    Deb Matovich says:

    146 I think. I’ve been very excited by all the new things you’ve been showing this week. I can hardly wait until release night!

  • 363
    Vicki Sopcak says:

    Ok, Only Papertrey Ink’s #1 Fan would take the time to count how many times the word “Happy” is in all of your stamps sets. Well I counted 136 (maybe only 135, I may have had a brain cramp)times the word happy appeared in your stamp sets. I took the instructions literally and did not read into the challenge and did NOT include derivitives of the word Happy, like Happiness cuz you said HAPPY!!!

    I love everything Papertrey Ink. I think you have an amazing design team that helps to sell your products by showing how versatile your stamps, embellishments and papers are. Keep up the good work because I look forward to seeing all of your new stamps sets and products every month. I never win, but I figure you can’t win if you don’t play…right.

    So congratulations on your 3rd Anniversary and please continue to do what you are doing, which would be making people happy by producing quality products that people enjoy creating with!!!

  • 364
    Donette B says:

    My answer is 132 …fun challenge and a great way to see every single stamp set 🙂 I’m fairly new to PTI (less than a year) but I’m TOTALLY hooked. I love the 10th of the every month because that’s when sneak peaks start- Yeah!! I check the DT’s blogs daily to see what beautiful creattions they’ve come up with- they are so inspiring.
    PTI makes me H-A-P-P-Y!!!

  • 365
    Mary F. says:

    Well, I counted 145. I think anyone who takes the time to count all of those is a number 1 fan! I enjoyed looking at all your stamps. I visit your blog everyday to see what new creations you have made.I’m always amazed at your talent.

  • 366
    Victoria S. says:

    I counted 145 too I hope- my eyes got blurry and I got very sleepy but I tried . It was fun. I am a loyal fan because I read your blog every day -sometimes I check it several times a day to see if something new is posted. I LOVE the creations and the inspirations that you show – all of your designers really. You have sold me on your product and I am saving up to buy lots! LOVE LOVE LOVE the new butterfly set and the circles – and the new dies – OOOHH la la!

  • 367
    Melissa Hungria says:

    Wow! I could come up with 146 HAPPY reasons to say why I love PTI, however, I must get some sleep tonight! The reason why I’ve fallen in love with PTI is all the clever uses of stamps (i.e. all the button bit series and holiday treats!!!). These are the first clear stamps I’ve ever owned. My first set was Vintage Picnic, and Tiny Treats was my most recent. I rave about PTI on a daily basis with my stamping friends. I have convinced friends to start up blogs just so we can participate in the PTI anniversary challenges. I knew I was hooked when I was given a stamping book for my birthday and the first thing I did was flip back to the materials index and I looked up every PTI one first! Heather, I always thought I’d like polka dots best, but thanks to this new set, I’m thinking outside of the box (or circle I should say!)

  • 368
    Kathleen says:

    I also got 146—I can’t believe how many happys there were! I’m sure I am not right, but I figured it was worth a try—it’s free stamps—and the honor of wearing the “badge”! What a fun idea–I saw stamp sets I had forgotten about—thanks for that!

  • 369
    Joan in UK says:

    Oh boy……I counted 146. I hope that’s right. I love this set…you’ll definitely be sending this one to the UK in a few days!

  • 370
    elana k says:

    Goodness! I counted 145 happy’s. I don’t know if I am your #1 fan but I know that out of the many blogs I read, I know Nichole’s address by heart and check every day. I can’t wait until the 10th of each month (and fortunately I am a night owl) to what’s new. I have switched to using almost exclusively PTI products and all these new happenings are sure to keep it that way! Fun stuff–thanks for the challenge! 🙂

  • 371
    Judy S says:

    I counted 139. I’m dead tired from this challenge … it’s past mid-night. But I love Papertreyink so much, I’ll do anything to win some free stamps!!!

  • 372

    145. I’m a fan and love all products and enjoy the countdowns every month.

  • 373
    Amanda H says:

    I say 146, but my eyes are not that reliable after over an hour of looking. We’ll see, I guess!

  • 374
    Ruth B. says:

    144 times the word happy occurs in your stamp line. I am the #1 fan, though I just recently found your company, because I have jumped in with buying, using them and continuously reviewing the designer’s blogs to see the latest and greatest in what you have to offer in order to to utilize PTI products to the greatest extent possible.

    I love the versatility with the new sets and tools coming out. Thanks for thinking of the consumer in your pricing and the types of items you release!!

  • 375
    Tina E. says:

    Wow! That’s a lot of “happy” to count! My final answer is 145 and I think I’m cross-eyed now! Lol! I think I’m your #1 fan because I love everything about PTI and follow your blog on a daily basis! Even if I don’t win, this month’s release will be my biggest purchase ever! I can’t wait to get my hands on the new butterfly set and die!! What an amazing concept! And I also can’t wait to buy the high quality felt!! Thanks for all you do and for having the most wonderful anniversary celebration!

  • 376
    Amanda says:

    With crying, eating, and sleeping baby in arms I counted 143. I’m hoping I didn’t miss any…
    Aside from looking at the PTI site while nursing my baby I deserve to be the biggest fan because somehow I have lost interest most other stamp companies. And whenever I go somewhere crafty (crop, lunch with scrapping buddies, etc.) I end up being a salesperson. I can’t help myself. You need what? Oh, go to PTI they’ll have it.

  • 377
    Stephanie Niavez says:

    Wow!!! I looked long and hard. I came up with 146. I hope I’m right!

  • 378
    nadia says:

    to be honest I don’t like butterflies (don’t know why !?!?!) but your first card is great ! I’ll do it with another shape (maybe hearts for San Valentino)
    i give my number : 146.

    See you tomorrow,

  • 379
    nadia says:

    I was wrong : not the first card : the second .. the one with the butterflies overlapping

    Ciao (again)

  • 380
    Gaylyn says:

    I was Happy to count 117 happy’s while searching through every current stamp set! I hope we weren’t counting other items also. I am Papertry’s #1 fan because I have never missed a release or blog entry since you started this great company! I’d be even “happy-er” if I finally won a contest too! Love these new sets becAuse they are so versatile, and reallycould be combined with every other set. Projects are fresh as always, and colors are fantastic! Everything is so awesome that about 400 people were willing to spend hours searching PTI for hours! You rock! Love ya!

  • 381
    Noga says:

    hmmm… I counted 133 + 18 times of variations of the word “happy” (like “happiness” and “happily”).

    I love the butterflies set!!

    Actually, I love all of your stamps, but unfortunately can’t buy them in my country…

    Thanks for the chance 🙂

  • 382
    teresa kline says:

    I counted 174…I am the #1 Fan because I used the letters in the monogram sets to come up with the word happy five more times for the four different sets, one is lower case and upper case, adding five “happy’s”…hehehe….I will also be very happy when we can purchase the new stuff!

    enjoy *~*

  • 383
    Sarah says:

    Okay…my eyes are crossed now, but I think I am typing 146!
    I think you have built the most amazing, loyal fan base. I started to say “customers,” but I think it’s much more than that…we’re family…community…friends. I believe that is a pretty awesome thing when a company is able to do that.
    Am I your #1 fan? It would be a tough competition, but I have all the indicators…
    1) I check your blog too many times a day to count
    2) I daydream about PTI products when I am in meetings at work
    3) The 15th has become my favorite day of the month
    4) Most mornings I am stamping before the “sleepy” is out of my eyes
    5) I run home at lunch in order to squeeze in a little cardmaking
    6) I stay up way too late, because I want to make “just one more thing”
    7) When I grow up, I want to be just like you guys!

  • 384
    mary ann hounsell says:

    I counted 145 – I have to say that it was a great exercise to see each of the stamp sets – they are wonderful – so many ones that I never really looked at before!

  • 385
    Steph W. (wbc08) says:

    I counted 150 “happy”s… that’s a lot of happiness and a nice pretty number so I’m hoping I counted right! LOL.

    I would love to be named PTI’s #1 fan! I have switched my budget over to PTI exclusively and I even avoid those bog box stores for random sewing things because I don’t want to get caught up buying things I don’t need when I can save my money for PTI. I have been a big cheerleader already, bringing at least 10 friends to PTI and I always mention everyone to check you out when I go to crafting nights and crops (sometimes people think I’m a demonstrator!). I love sharing the information because I know it is a great product and a wonderful American company to work with! Plus the blogs are out of this world for inspiration, ideas and making me smile. I hope I can be PTI’s official #1 fan, but either way it won’t change how I feel about PTI =)

  • 386
    Aimee says:

    I counted 130 instances of the word Happy. I should be the Papertrey #1 fan because if I only had $25 to my name I would choose Papertrey stamps over food! (just kidding…maybe) Thank you for all the wonderful products over the years, they really do make me happy and bring joy to people who receive cards made with them!

  • 387
    Maureen F. says:

    I really like the butterfly set, and dot spot is cute cute cute. I counted 145 happy’s – this was a tough one! Thanks for sharing such great inspiration.

  • 388
    Nancy Batchelder says:

    I thought I’d write the word HAPPY 145 times and then decided that would be crazier than counting all the Happies on the stamp sets. Happy picking the correct one. Just makes me realize how positive stamping can be. BTW: I’m loving this release.

  • 389
    Lorrie says:

    146. Ijust can’t stop looking!

  • 390
    irene says:

    I Counted 145. Love this butterflies and together with the die it’s definitly a must have. Bye Irene

  • 391
    k prakken says:

    I counted 125. I might not be the No. 1 fan, but I am sure I am in the top ten.

  • 392
    CrazyCurl says:

    I’ll jump in with 146! I love my PTI!!!

  • 393
    Maria M. says:

    The count is 146!!! Sooo Happy!

  • 394

    I counted 145 happy’s!

    I’ve been a dedicated follower of PTI since the very first set was sold and despite paying awful customs charges each month I continue to feed my passion for the best stamps and products in the crafting market today!

  • 395
    Jada says:

    I counted 120!!! I should be PTI’s #1 fan because I’m in the process of selling most of my stash to purchase all the PTI on my wishlist (let’s just say it’s more than a house payment….LOL!!!!)

  • 396
    Colleen says:

    138 is the count I got. I love everything that you have shown us so far…this is unbelievable. YOU have taken Papaertrey to a whole other level! Good job and thank you so much!

  • 397
    StampinCathy says:

    My guess is going to be 145 times I saw Happy! Thanks.

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    Colleen says:

    138!! Hope I am right. I absolutely adore the new butterfly set that we have seen so far!

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    Susan VanMeter says:

    I counted 141. I hope that I’m right, because I AM the #1 PTI Fan! Why? Well, I’m the #1 Fan because . . . I fell in love at first site – every month, I fall in love all over again; I eagerly await blog posts from the design team, pouring over the creative fun; I think that the paper, ribbon, buttons, and, be still my heart, the felt are “da bomb”.

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    Joan Schmaltz says:

    I am so happy that you have a new butterfly stamp! I live on an Island and we have lots of butterflies so it is just perfect for me. I also counted 145. Boy, it took a long time but if I win, it is worth it!

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    Janelle says:

    Hmm….I counted 145 – haven’t done that much counting since elementary school! I think I should be Papertrey’s number one fan because this is the best paper crafting company! It never gets boring, because you come out with new designs every month. I follow every one of the PTI designer’s blogs. So much inspiration, good ideas, and techniques!

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    Toni Nichols says:

    My eyes are blurring, and I keep coming up with different numbers – hence I am not adding a number, and just gonna tell you I am fluttery with butterflys! Too cute!

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    UK Vintage says:

    The photos here are just really pretty cool and cute.

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