Monday, January 7, 2008

January Blog Candy Bonanza # 1!


I'm celebrating ten thousand visitors this week, with THANK YOU gifts for readers who come by. Thanks for coming back!

This first GRAND PRIZE set of brand new blog candy includes gifts for YOU and for a FRIEND. The package will be divided into two even sets, with half to be mailed to you, and the other half to your friend.

Here's what's included in the Grand Prize package:

One set of twelve Reeves Oil Pastels
One set of five dark metallic gel pens from Sakura
One set of unmounted Paper Artsy stamps (travel theme)
Two Embellishment Frames from Bound and Determined
Two packages of fabric covered brads, one fromSpare Parts and one from Making Memories
Six packages of metal embellishments from different manufacturers (K & Co, Making Memories, Multi Crafts, Make-it-Special)
One package of Magnetic Tie-Backs from Basic Grey
One package of sea themed brads from Making Memories
One package of vintage square brads from American Traditional
One set of Karen Foster Wood Signs, all about wine
Assorted sets of vintage cardstock stickers

There are four separate blog candy posts this week, so make sure you see them all.

To win the grand bloggin' prize, just post on this thread, telling us a little about your friendship with the person with whom you'd like to share the package.

The draw will be done Sunday January 13th. The winning draw will be posted Sunday, the winner will have 24 hours to contact me, so please do check back Sunday evening.

If I don't hear back from the winners within 24 hours, alternate draws will be made.

Good luck!

70 comments:

christie said...

Wow you are being very generous!! You have a fantastic blog. The friend I'd like to share with is someone very special. She is always there with encouraging words and makes me feel like I'm special. She actually deserves the entire lot so maybe if I win I will just have you pass all on to her!

loobylou said...

My friend is Christie. We met online at the Stamp Shack and live on opposite sides of the globe- Texas and Australia. I'd love to share some of your stamping goodies with her.
Thanks
Sarah
loobylou@stamp-shack.com

Aunt T said...

Wow - this is some awesome blog candy! If I win I would share the blog candy with my sister Alison. She shares my passion for paper crafting & we both enjoy passing along our projects to our young 4-H'ers. Just think of the projects we'll be able to help them prepare for the fair this summer :)

Teresa

spredbirds said...

I would share this prize with my friend Kim (hutchink) ... we always have fun getting together and stamping or shopping or whatever ... we'd have sooo much fun with this!!

Wanda H said...

Wow... what a package!! Congratulations on hitting 10,000... woohoo. The friend I'd share with is Michelle. She is my arting buddy and fabulous friend.

mnhyrkas said...

Wow! congrats on the big #. That didnt take you long :)
I'd love to share stamping goodies with a friend that got me started into cardin' in the first place. I've never stuck with any hobby more than about 6 mo and have really found my home now thanks to her.

Anonymous said...

Deborah, you have a really great blog and I do check often to see what you are making.
This is a very wonderful prize package. I would share with my very good online friend Deb. We only live about 3 hours away from each other but have never met. We have become the best of friends over the last year and email and talk on the phone several times a week. She actually knows more about me and my daily life than anyone.
Linda
lbowman

Anonymous said...

My comment seemed to disappear, So I will try once again.
I would share my winnings with my niece Sonya. I don't have any children of my own ,and just the one niece(and 1 nephew). One of the things we enjoy doing together is stamping and making cards. WE get to share and have great talks, so this common interest brings us together often. Sharing these winnings with her would be one more time I could spoil her.
Heather/keltie

Pam said...

Deborah, this truly is a "Blog Candy Bonanza!" I can't imagine anyone I'd rather share it with than my sister, Gigi. She is the one who introduced me to the world of stamping and cardmaking. She also happens to be my very best friend!

Pam (aka Petunia)

Kelly said...

wow - what a generous prize! As for my friend I would share it with - my favorite cousin Yvonne! We stamp together once a week - we create and have fun! this would be such great stuff to create with! Thanks!

Gail (Abi) said...

Wow Deborah! Your blog candy is awesome! I have a hard time deciding between 2 friends - both online friends that I was fortunate enough to meet in person a couple of years ago. I am from Canada, one of them is from Kansas, and the other is from Australia. If I won, I think I would rather give both of my friends the prize, then we could all share at our next gathering, which will hopefully be in May 2008!!

Anonymous said...

What an awesome amount of prizes. I have a friend Malinda who has been with me through all experiences of life. She is 2 weeks older than I and we have been friends since birth. Our moms were friends. We are both avid crafters and LOVE to create. She would be thrilled with something like this as would I.- Marla(mars)

Pattio said...

Congratulations on reaching 10,000 visits Deborah! Wow you are soooo generous. I would like to share with my friend Lisette. She live in Texas and I in BC and we have never met in person.

Nicolette said...

This is wonderful! The person I would share this with is my friend Sabina. She used to be my boss a couple of years ago, and we realized we had a common love of all things artful. I'd love to share these things with her!

Redbird said...

Deborah, you are so generous! I count you as one of my friends, but the friend I would share with is actually my DIL. She loves to make cards with me, but has very few supplies. I take as much as I can carry when I visit with her to make cards. I've really never had a good relationship with my MIL, so having a DIL is very special to me.

Cathy said...

Wow- This is so sweet of you, lf l won lwould share it with Barb (Gramma Stamper)..She has really helped me in so many ways. She is one Special Ladie.

Anneb said...

WOW what a great gift! My friend is Gale I have know her for 20years and she has always been generous with her freindship, she also loves to share crafts ideas and is a wonderful person.
AnneB

Penny said...

Oh my goodness, what a wonderful package! My friend I'd like to share with would be Lana. We share a love of stamping of course, but also of good food and cooking and we both have adorable pussy cats. Lana is a very warm and loving person and is very special to me.

dini said...

My friend Deonne and I have been friends since college, almost 15 years. She once sent me an article about "5 finger friends" - your closest friends, which you can usually count on one hand - the ones you call first when you have a major life event, and the ones that stick by you no matter what. I was on her list - and she remains on mine. She's someone I can talk about anything with - from family struggles to stamping! I'd love to share this with her.

Dina

Susan said...

Congratualtions again on your 10,000 and counting. Your art always inspires me. My first thought of who I would share this with was you. Not only have you been an inspiration...but a good friend as through the years we have shared so much. But if you wouldn't accept, I would like to share this with my friend, Jean. She is going through and has gone through some horrid medical problems in the past year and facing more. These goodies would surly cheer her up and maybe help her find some motivation to meet her challenges. Thanks for being so generous.

Paulette said...

I would have to share my prize with my best friend Ria and my daughter Melissa... without them my crafting days would be pretty boring :) Deborah, you are an inspiration thanks for sharing...

Conniecrafter said...

What an awesome blog candy...The friend I would like to share this with is Kim, I have never met her in person, we met thru Two Peas and she told me of another site I might be interested in, and we have talked through emails and on the phone and have shared alot of things together, and it is so fun to have a friend that loves cardmaking like I do, she has helped me through some rough times this past year and I would really love it if she could share in this with me. Thanks, Connie

Teza said...

I would be so happy to share this package with my DD! We both share a love of carding and scrapping, however she often chooses to put the needs of her family before her love of crafting. Often when I find fun craft items I will pick up extra for her so that she can continue to create in her happy space. Thank you for your generosity Deborah!!

Anonymous said...

I would share the prize with my daughter. She's been so tied down with paying off student loans and getting established on her own that she hasn't been able to afford many art supplies. She loves to do collage and she does borrow my stuff but I know she'd love to have her own. Thanks for this opportunity!
Carolyn A.

Amy said...

Woo hoo! What a nice stash of goodies. I have a friend in mind who would be fun to share it with. She lives in another country and her supplies are limited. Thanks for the chance...maybe it will be my bday present since you are drawing a winner on my day...lol!

~Kennie~ said...

Hi Deborah! My special and best friend is my sister. We share a love of scrapbooking and stamping and have tried in the past to take time each week to get together to "create" but lately things have been hectic and uninspiring. I'm hoping this blog-candy will be just what we need to get back together each week and start creating our magic!
Thanks! Kendra

Yogi said...

My friend is Deanna. I met her at a face to face ATC trading session. We go regularly. Love her creations and I think she would be ecstatic receiving any of this candy. PS - so would I.
Take care Yogi

Tracy Durcan said...

Wow! What a generous giveaway!! Looks like fun stuff :) I would have to pick my mom because she is always supportive of my stamping and does soooo much for me.

Teresa said...

This is so generous of you! If I win I would share my prize with my friend Cate. We both have young children, and we just don't spend as much time together as I would like.

Jacqueline's Craft Nest said...

Once again congratulations Deborah! It is always a joy to visit your blog!
I would share with a blogging friend if I won. I don't have many friends in my neighbourhood, none that craft anyway, but living in French culture is not all that easy!

sarahsart said...

Just found your blog while having a surf!!! how generous is this
I would share my stash with my wonderful Mom whom got me started crafting 2 years ago now, and i never stick with anything for long!!!

okanagan_spirit said...

Boy, this is a great package and it would be a dream to be the one to win. I think one of my sisters would be so happy to receive some art supplies

ArtCricket said...

Great goodies galore!! My dear friend Sue is who I will share with. She has raised 3 children, not her own, 2 who's mom died and one who's mom was not able to give him the kind of care he needed daily. I admire her generosity and passion for life. She does arty things and scrapbooks for her children (she adopted two of them). I love her art, she inspires me in so many ways.

theresa said...

hi Deborah. I just reading your blog. I have your blog link on my blog. I would like to share this prize with my mum. she is my best friend. my mum is confined to a wheelchair and crafting is an outlet for her. she loves all forms of art and paper crafts and i know that she would really love to recieve a gift like this. she is very limited in what she can do so papercraft and art are important to her and she is very talented at both. a gift like this would really open up some more avenues of activity for her. thanks for offering such a great prize and congratulations on your blog.
hugs
Theresa

Sandie R said...

This is simply awsome, I can't even describe how I feel about it. The friend I would share this with is Dianne (passionforstamping) We met online and live on opposite sides of Canada,her in the east and me in the west. She came to spend Christmas with her sister (in Vancouver) two or three years ago and I travelled 300 Miles just so I could meet her and spend some time together. Sort of gave us a whole different connection.

Cathy M said...

WOW you ROCK! You know how to celebrate with your readers. Congrats on your hits and count me in on this sweet candy! I would share this with my BF that is always there for me in good or bad times. Oh did I forget to say she loves to stamp too! We do alot of projects together...scrapbooks, cards, and altered items. I would love to share this with her and even play with all this stuff with her. Thanks for a chance.
cmeyers@hughes.net

Allison said...

My SIL (who is my BFF) got me hooked on this hobby so I would share it with her (particularly since she has a four month old so she has no crafting time right now...I'd love to enable her!). Cheers to you! (Great idea BTW!)

Kari said...

Wow!!! Congrats!!! I would have to say my sister-in-law would be the friend I would choose. She has been such an inspiration to me!

Angelartistok said...

Wow, great blog and giveaway. I would share with my best friend Lara. I introduced her to paper arts a few years ago and her hubby has been thanking me ever since. It helps keep her blood pressure lower and gives her some me time from the kiddos. Plus since we are at different design levels it's challenging for me to come up with ideas she might like to learn and work on so she helps my creativity have a fresh outlook.

Thanks and Congratulations.

Big Hugs,
Ruth

Angel Wilde said...

WOW. Great candy! My best friend is Peggy and she's not a stamper, but she is a scrapbooker. We've been friends for over 14 years. She has watched my kids grow up and now she's the one with babies. She just had twins last year. We are forever friends and those just don't come along very often!

tyrymom29 said...

I would share my package with my aunt and friend DD2njoy!! That girl is so strong and so loving and it keeps her sane to stamp !!! Thanks for the chance !!

JenMarie said...

Wow! Great giveaway!
My Mom!!! I introduced her to stamping and we have a blast together!!

CAKVD said...

You are SO GENEROUS!!! These goodies are awesome! I'd share these with a lady that I've never met before. See, I know her mom through an online Yahoo! group. She is very poor, has 5 kids and loves to scrapbook. So for the past 3 years at Christmastime, I have been sending her a box of 5 pounds of scrapbooking and stamping goodies. She really appreciates it and I am happy to make a fellow crafter smile!
Thanks!
Cheryl KVD

The Feathered Nest said...

What an amazing giveaway!!! And so precious that you would split the bounty between friends....I would love to split this with Nita, a sweet blogging friend that I would love to have a special blessing ~ I'm so glad to have met you and thank you for entering my giveaway as well! xxoo, Dawn

Susan Liles susiestampalot said...

oh oh! i love to share! i would share with my friend, jen. i met her through splitcoast when she was a dirty dozen girl and we discovered we only live about 10 minutes away from each other. since then, we have become fast friends and do lots of things together (including playing pokeno at a supposedly haunted house!--now that's friendship)!! she is uber-talented and really pushes me to succeed and stretch me stamping abilities and is always there to cheer me on in my goals of designing and getting published. a true friend...

Melissas said...

My friend is Cindy, with whom I attended graduate school. We lost touch after moving to different ends of the country, and recently reconnected (after several years) through stamping blogs! I found hers as i was starting mine :)

Cindy Vernon said...

How fun. I would like to share with my friend Melissa. We met at grad school at the University of AZ while pursuing Masters degrees in library science. (She met her husband while we were there!). We lost touch after a couple of years and lo and behold she contacted me after blurfing and finding my blog. We both work in our chosen field and both love to stamp! She now has a blog too and we send each other RAKS from time to time.
PS I just wrote this and read the other comments and saw that Melissa picked me too as her friend! Thanks Melissa!

Anonymous said...

I would share with my daughter. She is new to papercrafting and works so hard as a PICU nurse. She would love such a surprise!
Mary Puskar

stamp and scrape said...

The lady I'd like to share with has been going through very hard times physically. I am godmother to her adopted son. We are both musicians so like to meet up at weekly orchestral rehearsals. She loves to craft, and we often get together in school holidays to 'create' together. Thanks for this very generous offer.
Ros

mikesgal said...

What a great idea to have us share the blog candy with a friend!
My friend is Lindsay,my niece. Since we both started stamping we have become really close. We like to get together and share all of our new "toys" and bounce card ideas off of each other whenever we can.
Thanks for sharing.

Sunnymommie said...

wow!!!

I dont have much friends, who like to do scrapbook but I have one of my friends... I would like to give to her because she just beinning scrapbook...

Thanks!
Katey

Janet B said...

Wow--you are so generous. Thanks for sharing. I'd love to share this blog candy with a new friend of mine. I just met her last year, and card making is our shared passion. I know she would love it, and it would really perk up her month, as it's a really rough time for her.

Thanks, Janet B
gladiola64@hotmail.com

Alison Molumby said...

If I win, I'm going to share with my sister. We both started scrapping together, I'm still going strong, but she comes and goes. I'm hoping this little giftie will get her inspired! Thanks so much for the op!

Annelies said...

I would share with my friend Annemie. I'm trying to convice her to start scrapbooking, but she's hesitating: not enough time, expensive, etc. I think she'd like it and I would love to have someone to come together to scrap once a month.

scfranson said...

I'd like to share with my friend who suffers from agoraphobia. It makes her life so hard and she is such a sweet person that I'd love to give her a little sunshine in her mail.
Claudia
scfranson@charter.net

Lori Mueller said...

OMG! This is so KEWL! to share with a FRIEND! The dear friend I'd like to share with is Kim. She and I used to work in the same office, but has since followed another dream to write for other companies. She and I share the love for stamping so much that we would bring our 'show-and-tell' to work and meet in either of our offices. Then it got to the point that we would run into each other in the bathroom 'before' getting to the others office to show our latest creations.... so we would end up just hang out in the bathroom talking and discussing and oohing and awhing each others work and then go back to our own office. Total inspiration! (Also, the women's bathroom was pretty good sized in our building...window ledge/seat, etc.) I miss having her in the building, but we get together for lunches and mail each other a card now and then (even though we live in the same large city). She would be so elated to be a part of this huge prize!

Lilian said...

oh my goodness!! you are too generous! thank you. i would like to share these with my best friend christine. i got her in to stamping this year and i think she's hooked. ;)

Brenda said...

What an awesome giveaway....thanks for being so generous & for this chance to win!! I would share this prize with Connie....a dear friend who shares my passion for card making. We always have fun stamping together & sharing supplies.
Congrats on all the hits!
~Brenda H.

Deb Neerman said...

Wowser, great candy!

I'd share with my friend Sheila who is just starting out and needs everything! Remember w-a-y back then when it was so new and confusing, LOL?

Thanks for giving Sheila and I a chance to win!

~Hugs!

riggy said...

Wow..what awsome blog candy. The friend I would like to share this with is Sarah. She is always giving me things, helping me and encouraging me. I feel very lucky to have her for my friend. I would love to be able to share this with her.

Anonymous said...

WOW, you are so generous, thank-you! I would share with my good friend Kelly W. She's gotten me into stamping/cardmaking and is a huge inspiration to me! Thanks for the chance!
Nicole L.
cutesy_face@hotmail.com

Kelly's Artistic Journaling said...

This is so funny... My friend Nicole just posted that she would share with me because I am an inspiration to her... what a sweety pie! I would definitely share with my friend Nicole as she is new to scrapbooking/stamping and is SOOOO excited about getting going!

Sue McGettigan said...

Great blog candy Deborah! If I win I'll be sharing with a stamping, arting friend who is always generous and sweet. She is coping with the loss of a pet this week and I think winning a prize like this would just make her day! (and mine :)

Amy said...

Wow, I found you from Stampin' when I can...how generous of you..
I'm Amy and I live in SW Illinois, I am an Air Force wife, a Mom to 2 crazy boys, and an LPN. I love this hobby and how I've met so many wonderful friends through it. My BFF is Stephanie...she left me to move to Okianawa, Japan with her family last summer and I feel like sometimes there's a big black hole beside me where she used to be. She's missing the states, and Walmart...LOL..and has had some really hard times adjusting there and so have her kids. We used to scrapbook together, but she hasn't done anything since she moved. I'm trying to get her inspired to get back into it, because I think it would make her feel better. Thanks for the opportunity and sorry this is so terribly long...:-)

Becky said...

This is a fantastic offer. To receive and to give. Nothing is better. I am a very structured person and thought I was not very creative. My friend Resa started my card making endeavor 2 years ago and I have not stopped since. We offer a card making class through the hospital that we work for stress reduction. We offer it free to employees and the community. It has been a huge success. I know my friend Resa would just love the gel pens as she is a "pen-o-matic" collector.

Linda SS said...

What a fun way to offer blog candy! My friend is named Lynn. I was in the hospital a few years ago and not expected to survive. I DID survive & when I came home I needed to send Thank You cards to so many people who prayed for me & helped my family get through everything. Since Lynn sells cards at craft fairs, I contacted her to buy some thank you cards. She told me she was going to teach me to make my own so I'd have something to do during my recovery. She taught me everything & I LOVED making those thank you cards so much that it became my hobby and past-time:)

Mandiannie said...

I'd share this candy with my sister Brenda. She was here with me for a whole year (I'm the only sister that's married0 and we became very close friends in that period of time. She loves scrapbooking as much as I do and I share almost everything I have with her.

~Mandiannie
shutterbug2525"at"gmail.com

Anonymous said...

What a great blog and such generous candy, thanks for sharing. I would share mine with my sister, she recently had a baby and found out she has a blood clot in her brain, so she cannot drive, and with it being winter, she is pretty much house bound. I think this would brighten her day.
Kristine
coombdav@aol.com

Jan ~ Logcabincreations said...

I've met some of the loviest people, including you Deborah, thru the Stamp Shack, and picking just one person to share the prize with if I win is a very tough decision. So I thought and thought and decided to choose Sherry Graves, our sweet administrator who created the Stamp Shack for all of us to enjoy and share our creativity. We all know she is facing some uncertain health issues, and this prize I'm sure would bring her a lot of cheer.

Maryann said...

Hope it's not too late to post a comment. My stamping pal is my sister. We haven't been stamping long, but it is something that we can do together.