Friday, March 16, 2007

It's Blog Candy Time!

I ended up with two of these Big Impressions Starter Kits for the Ellison Big Shot (Big Oops). Now you can have a chance to win one of your own in my very first Blog Candy giveaway. I'm not sure if this will work with other machines, so you may want to do some research before you play. ;)

I'd like to get you 'know' you better, and perhaps see who's checking my blog out. Just leave a comment and tell me a little about yourself...where you're from, what you love about paper crafts...etc., or other tidbits you'd like to share. I will be drawing a name at random on Monday(19th) evening.

Good luck!!

EDIT TO ADD:

Okay...I started thinking that it would be nice to have a 'runner up' prize that isn't Big Shot related so that EVERYONE can play if they want. The runner up prize will be a grab bag of cool items I have...but it will be a surprise. Please let me know in your comment, if you want to be put into the runner up drawing only. Thanks for playing!

67 comments:

LeAnn said...

Hi...I'm LeAnn, from Scrapbook capital USA (Salt Lake City) - even though I'm a baby boomer, I've just started papercrafting. I love perusing blogs and have learned much more than I thought I would.

Thanks for helping me create.

Wendy Luse said...

My name is Wendy. I live in Minesota. I just love to stamp and I usually make cards. Not much scrapbooking. I am married and have 2 little Yorkies. I love looking at all the blogs and seeing all the different styles and ideas out there. There is something to learn from everyone. Thanks

Leah said...

Hi! I am Leah and I've been stamping for about 5 years. I mostly make cards, but want to get more into scrapbooking. I have been happily married about a year & don't have any children yet. I have a blog too - check out Leah4837.blogspot.com
TFS!

Allison said...

Hello there...I am Allison from Calgary, AB, Canada. I am a WAHM of two (but the work has been very thin of late since my hard drive died...work is sending it back Monday...oh no!). I have only made cards to this point and love it. I am looking forward to spring so I can get outside with the kids so we can all "get our beans out!"...cheers!

Terry Molineux said...

Hi Rose Ann

My name is Terry Molineux and I live in New York on the South Shore of Long Island. I grew up in Brooklyn and moved to Long Island in 1965. I love it here except it is getting harder and harder to make ends meet so in the very near future we may have to relocate.

I first fell in love with stampin in 1999 when I broke both my feet in an accident on my stoop. A very dear friend of mine made me a scrapbook of all the bears I own and used a Boyds Bear stamp and fell in love at first sight. I had asked her how she did it...she also used a corner rounder....which added an extra touch to the page....what did I know I didn't know anything about stamps or punches....

I joined a scrapbooking group and there was a SU demo there I purchased a few things (in two years about $7,000 in products) and never used a thing! This demo never had classes to teach...

After two years of collecting I was on one of the stamping groups and someone sent me an email that she lived very close to me and had classes....well I was hooked and of course spent more money than GOD and finally decided hey at least get a discount out of this....

I went to my upline's house for a group meeting and that's when I really decided I wanted to this business to work for me to make money not just a discount....

and here I am.....cruising the blogs to get more ideas...

Thanks so much for sharing!

Bonnie said...

I'm Bonnie from Ontario Canada and I'm addicted to Blogs! I have been married to the love of my life, for 30 years and have a wonderful teenage son.

Blogs give me so much inspiration and so many ideas...thanks for sharing yours, RoseAnn.

doverdi said...

My name is Diane (aka doverdi)and I live in S. Ontario. I started scrapbooking in 2004 after an auto accident left me unable to work. I figured it would help keep my mind occupied. After a year of scrapping, I joined a stamp group to get ideas to add to my scrapbook pages (I had no intentions on becoming a stamper too!). Needless to say, I became hooked and now I rarely scrapbook. lol I love all types of paper crafts - paper embroidery, creating mini books, altering things, etc. I love blogs because there is so much inspiration to be gained from them. I have decided to go with the Big Shot rather than the cuttlebug because of info I have learned from blogs. (Supposedly it's better for those who have shoulder injuries or problems.) I can't wait to purchase one! Thanks for sharing.

gremhog said...

my name is Susan and I love along Lake Erie's shorelilne in Ohio. It's a great little bedroom community where we all know each other, one way or another. I have 5 kids all married now, and the 10th grand is on the way. My husband is perfect and I've been married to him for almost 35 years.

I love to stamp but always like the challenge of stamping on something that doesn't have to be a card. I'm still mastering the idea of layering...I always seem to forget. But I love going to my SU demo's classes. Yesterday I learned all the various ways to use PearlEx. Now that was fun!

Anonymous said...

Hi! I'm Sherri from Nova Scotia, Canada..I am happily married and mother of a 3 year old who loves to stamp as much as I do! Lately, I have been addicted to blogs!!!
Thanks for the inspiration!
slonar@ns.sympatico.ca

Anonymous said...

My name is Ilene, I live in Michigan. I have been papercrafting, stamping with SU products for about 10 years (though not a demo...yet) Besides cards, I love to make other projects with stamps. I've tried the glass etching, altered tins, coasters, etc. So many ideas, so little time, energy & money!!!
All of these blogs are so inspiring, keep up the great work!
Ilene B

shelley davis said...

Hello,
I am Shelley. My life is very blessed. We just adopted our two one year old foster babies that we have had since birth. I feel like I am a broken record about Eliza and Joel. They are our 6&7th children. I am originally from Seattle, transplanted to Toledo, Ohio.
I love stamping and do not scrap. I will stamp anything that is not tied down. I have been stamping for 20 years. I originally bought stamps to stamp my kids lunch bags.
Who would have thought? I now have a whole room dedicated to my obsession.
Shelley

Melissa said...

Awesome I've totally been trying to find one of these. I'm Melissa and I live in northern NY while my husband is in the army but Texas is definitely our home. I'm 25, have a 18 month old daughter, a crazy schnauzer named Triscuit and am a SU demo.
Feel free to check out my blog too untaphi54.blogspot.com. Thanks!
~Melissa

MiMi's Place said...

Hello ~ I am Nancy from southern Illinois. I have been a crafter of some sort for almost all of y soon-to-be 48 years. I love stamping and could get a lot more done if I didn't watch what so many other people were doing!

I am happy to have found your blog and will be back again and again!
Nancy Clark

Pearlann66 said...

HI,
I'm Nancy from Florida.
I found your blog thru... I can't remember but I'm on SCS too.
I just looked thru all your posts and you do great work!
thanks for sharing and having a really nice blog.
Peace

Geralyn said...

Hi - my name is Geralyn and I live in the midwest south of St. Louis. I have been a Stampin' Up demonstrator for about 4-5 years now and enjoy cardmaking. Just found your blog today and added it to my favorites so I'll be visiting from time to time. Thanks for sharing your work.

Dawn Mercedes said...

Hello!
Dawn, a Buckeye that was transplanted to Wolverine Country. But I am surviving. I started stamping after getting some of my grandmother's crafting supplies after she passed away. I really got into it so I always think that she was the one who introduced me to it...even though we never even stamped together.

I like making little things for my stamping friends. It's fun to choose colors/styles based on their own styles.

stampin_melissa said...

My name is Melissa, and I live in SW Illinios. We are a military family, so who knows for how long we will be here! LOL! I have been a Stampin' Up! demo for nearly six years, love it, but moving makes it hard to keep it going as a business. :) I love browsing stamping blogs and SCS! I love the immediacy (sp?) of stamping, as I can create a card (from scratch without CASEing) in an hour or so (when I'm on a streak!) Or CASE from someone I admire, whereas my cross stich took forever and I gave up crochet years ago!

Linda Yamakido said...

Stamping is for all of us wanna be artists. I can color,paint and do lots of techniques but they weren't very impressive done with "stick people',, the only thing I could draw ;) and then not so well,,, thank God for rubberstamps.
I am linda yamakido and I live in sunny southern california and have been stamping for 15 years

beiteversohumble said...

Hi - I'm Kathy. I live in OH right now, but will soon be transplanted to OK. I always thought I was craft challenged until I went to a Stampin Up party. I thought, "I can do that." And I could! That was 11 years ago. I am doing scrapbooks, now, too. Who woulda thunk? I love every bit of it!
Kathy

Heather said...

Hi, I'm Heather, I live in Logan, Utah. Yes, cannot beat all the scrapbooking and crafting going on in this state. I started stamping about 6 years ago when I lived in Indiana. I was introduced to it by my sister who lived in Kentucky at the time. I'm a Stay-at-home mom of 3 kids, all under the age of 5. I'm currently addicted to reading blogs and wishing I had more time to stamp.

Thanks for letting me view your projects.

Heather S.

Anonymous said...

Happy St. Patty's Day! I reside in Washington State and it's been a loooong winter. I'm leaving on a cruise to Hawaii in a week - warm weather at last:) Linda SS

Life's little moments..... said...

I am a realtively new lurker. Maybe a month or two. I live in BC Canada. I've been paper crafting for about 3 years and scrapbooking for about 7. Very addictive! I am a SAHM of 6 year old Ryan and 17 month old Shane. I love my job! I enjoy visiting your blog to see what you've created! Love it all! TFS!

I would like to enter the secondary draw as I have no idea what your main give away even is.

Thanks, Tara Macfarlane

scfranson said...

Hi, I'm from northwestern WI. I love scrapbooking, cardmaking and rubberstamping. My favorites are anything floral and romantic looking.
Great blog,
Claudia F.

chrissyhooker said...

Hey, Chrissy here... I love to stamp and create when I get the chance (I have 3 boys so that isn't often). I got the big shot for Christmas and Love it! I happened upon your blog the other day as I was traveling the net looking for ideas. I already have the BISK so I just want to be in the runner up drawing. Thank you so much for the offer!

Kelly Sampson AKA Emmiestamps said...

Hi My name is Kelly and I am from Enderby BC Canada and have a hubby and two daughters 12 & 10. I have been paper craftng for about four years now, and I love it because this is my only creative outlet and my hubby says everyone needs a creative outlet or you'll explode!lol...I think he's right don't you?

Jessica (jessrose21) said...

Hi! I found your blog through Allison at her Stampinwhenican blog. I've been stamping for nine years and just recently became a Stampin' UP demo. I mostly just make cards but sometimes I venture into other projects such as altered lunch tins and name frames. Thanks for the drawing! I have a Cuttlebug I'd like to use the BISK with.

dd2njoy said...

Hey there, my name is Diane from Timmins On. Canada (Where Shania Twain is from).My niece got me hooked on scrapbooking a year ago,and then found this site...now I can't get enough time to check all these wonderful sites.I would be more interested in the 2nd surprise you have for us...by the way great prize. TFS

loislane said...

Hi my name is Lois and I am from WV. I am married to the love of my life and have two wonderful kids. I have been stamping for about a year and a half and absolutely love it. I just recently signed up as a Stampin UP! demo and I am so excited to do my first workshop. I also do some scrapbooking but mostly card making.

Candisueia said...

I am Candi and I live in Iowa. Yes, Iowa. Right on the Mississippi River. I have just fallen in love with the impression plates (only have cuttlebug ones right now). I only have the original sizzix so if these dies do not work with my system please only put me in the secondary runner up drawing. Thanks for giving away Blog Candy.

Jackie said...

Hi, I'm Jackie and I am live NC wiht my husband and kitty, but I am originally from St. Augustine, Fl - an actual native Floridian! I don't scrapbook but I do stamp - cards, journals, boxes, bags, you name it. It is such a great hobby because you can be an artist without being able to draw a stick figure! There are so many options, so many creative people out there to get inspiration from and always something new. I also work part time at a local stamp store in Mooresville.

I have just found your blog and am looking forward to checking out your lovely creations. Please just enter me in the runner up drawing only since I already have the starter kit.

Lisa H said...

I beyond love your big blooms tri fold card. Your site is so inspiring! To be a runner up would be such an honor!

Lisa H again said...

P.S. I am Lisa. I lived in Hawaii for the past ten years. I got into paper crafts as a creative outlet. I've done other crafts over the years. I have 3 kids and we home school.

Diane said...

Hi, I am Diane from Connecticut. I mostly make cards but like to scrapbook too! I love blogs and am glad I found your blog! Great Contest (hope I win)

Diane

Jackie said...

About me? Are you sure you want to hear about me? LOL...Well I am a full time architecture student, part time libraian, and part time architectural intern. I've been stamping for about 8 years now and I can't seem to get enough.

Out of the Woods said...

Howdy! My name is Kate (aka Out of the Woods) and I just recently started my own blog about paper crafting (www.PaperWoods.com), so I love to check out everyone else's blogs too. I live in Michigan and I have a house full of animals, plus a very wonderful husband (no kids). I mostly make cards and stationery, but I've been dying to get the Big Impressions starter kit!! Yeah!

Wife2TJ said...

What a wonderful prize! I've been wanting one of these so badly.

My name is Samantha from NC. I love card making. I love getting to have fun and be creative. I make all the cards for my co-workers birthdays and they love it. I love checking out blogs and love updating mine (though I have been slacking on it lately) 12 hour work days will do that to you. lol! Great blog!!! -Samantha

Anonymous said...

Hi ... my name is Bea and I live in Nova Scotia. I've been stamping for about 18 months and loving every minute of it! I stamp with the best group of ladies. We laugh a lot when we get together. They are all very creative.
I do other crafts as well, but must say stamping is number one with me.
I came across you blog the other day and have added to my favs.
Speedy B

Sue said...

Hi -
I am Sue from a small village near London, Ontario, Canada.
Mostly I make cards and I like that I feel that when I send or give a card to someone that I am giving a small piece of myself in that it is something that I have created for them.
I would like to go in the the runner-up draw.
Thanks!!

Joan said...

Hello. I am Joan B and have been stamping for about 5 years. It is only when I started a blog that my stamping became more fun. Not sure why. Your blog is quite fun. I'm glad I fell upon it whether I win the starter kit or not!

L8ybug2 said...

Hi, I'm Rita and I live in Ohio home of the Buckeyes..I've been doing different types of crafts for many years, but just started rubber stamping about 2 1/2 yrs ago. I also like to scrapbook and sew. I love my Big Shot and have the starter kit. I would like to be entered for the runner-up prize.
Thanks for sharing with us...Rita

Tracy said...

Greetings from snowy upstate NY! Papercrafting is my therapy and I like to use my cards to bless and encourage others. the art of letterwriting and card sending has gotten lost in our email world!
Tracy

Carmen said...

My name is Carmen, and I am from Prince George, which is in northern British Columbia, Canada. I love stamping and making cards - over the last year I have ventured a bit into small projects - but I haven't caught the scrapbooking bug - the pages are too big!! Thanks for having a great blog!

tamimoreno said...

My name is Tami and I live in Michigan. This is my first time checking our your blog - Allison sent me.
My favorite thing about stamping is giving stuff away. Love the feeling of creating something on my own and sharing that with others.
Thanks for the contest!
Tami

Margaret said...

Hi, I'm Margaret from Oklahoma City. I've been stamping about 8 years and love it. I love seeing what other stampers are doing by reading their blogs. Stamper are so generous and sharing and I receive great inspiration and ideas from them. Thanks for sharing on your blog!

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

Hiya! I'm Kim and I live in Southwestern Ontario! I am a stampin' and scrappin' girl. I started out scrapbooking about 7 years ago and started making cards about 3 years ago. I'm a compulsive sb store shopper and bloghopper!!

Stamper Gail said...

What an awesome Blog Candy you have going on. My name is Gail AKA - Stamper Gail from Southern Maine. I've lived here all my life. I've been stamping regularly for 13 plus years and love paper crafting. Since I gave up my SU demonstrator ship, I've been able to enjoy stamping, scrapping and general paper crafting almost every day. I enjoy blog surfing and learning from all the wonderful bloggers.

stefanie said...

Hi! I'm Stefanie A. from Arizona and I was introduced to scrapbooking/papercrafting in 2003. I love watching the industry evolve and seeing the resulting trends.
I've really enjoyed "collecting" blogs and reading them for inspiration. I just feel like the crafting community is such a warm place to hang out and have fun! Your blog is great and your blog candy looks pretty great too! :)

crazy4mycrafts said...

I'm Sarah. I'm from Kelso, WA--24 miles directly west of Mt St Helens (and yes we can see it blow!)I have 2 great pre-teen kids. I'm currently a LPN working on my RN degree. What I love about paper crafting is that I can do whatever I want/feel and "its all good" :)

laura j said...

Hi! My name is Laura and I'm a Canadian who's been stamping and papercrafting for several years. I love to collect paper and stamps and seem to be spending more time reading blogs lately than creating!!

Kristine said...

Hi, I'm Kristine from Ontario, Canada. I'd love to be put in for the runner up prize, as I don't have a big shot. I've been scrapping and stamping for a couple years now, although lately I seem to be collecting more supplies than I've been using!

quickcurl said...

I love scrapbooking and stamping! Any papercrafts and I'm in! I am from Illinois. Thanks so much for sharing with us! Christine

monika/buzsy said...

Monika from NH, originally from Hungary. I love stamping. Tha's my passion. Have 3 step-kids and 1 of my very own, and on top of that I will be a grandmother 3 times over in any days now.
I don't have teh Bog Shot, but would love to win the goodie bag. :o)
Thanks...

tyrymom29 said...

HI Im SHannon from Ontario Canada , I Have only started stampin about over 1yr now and i just love it ....I started scrapbooking 3 yrs ago and now im more into making cards.I have 2 boys that keep me pretty busy .My oldest started his own lil scrapbook .THanks for the chance!!!!

tyrymom29 said...

HI Im SHannon from Ontario Canada , I Have only started stampin about over 1yr now and i just love it ....I started scrapbooking 3 yrs ago and now im more into making cards.I have 2 boys that keep me pretty busy .My oldest started his own lil scrapbook .THanks for the chance!!!!

Selina said...

Hi - I'm Selina and I live in Eastern Washington. I love to make cards or other papercrafting items for the shear joy of brightening up someone else's day. I love to look through other people's blogs for new inspiration to share with my workshop attendees.

happy4u said...

Hi, I am Donna from KY and I have been making and designing cards for about 4 years. I have always been crafty but once I discovered card making all other crafts took a back seat.

I am new to blogs. I just discovered blogging about 2 months ago. I love love love blogs for the creativity, personal touches, and a way of connecting to other.

Thanks for sharing.

ikkinlala said...

I'm Nicole, and I'm a university student in BC. I don't stamp much, but I enjoy other paper crafts as a way to relax and take a break from homework. (I'm only interested in the runner up drawing.)

Mara said...

Hello, Im Mara from Denver Colorado. Im single and no kids. I love all of paper crafts because their is always new ways of doing things and alot to keep learning and always improving.

I just found out about blogs a month ago and love to explore them to learn and see what others are creating.

Julie said...

Hello, great candy!! I'm Julie, I live in southern Maine - it's very cold here right now! I love stamping b/c it's a release and lets me forget all my "mommy" jobs for a few minutes! Thanks for the chance to win!

Christine Mc. said...

Hello, I'm Christine from Washington State. I am a transplant out to the west coast from Michigan...but I love it out here now and can't imagine moving back to my home state. I was an avid "collector" of stamping and scrapping supplies for nearly TWO YEARS before I took the plunge to start using my stash. I've really enjoyed reading your blog.

Jan Scholl said...

Hi from Flushing, Mi. I am a big sports fan and participant. I watch the Olympics 24-7 and the playoffs and March Madness door to door. Luckily, we often have participating teams in them.Even our local CC has national ranked teams! My kids are all gone now, and the youngest is getting Married in APril in IOwa. The two oldest just bought or are buying homes and my granddaughter is graduation HS this June. I have amini zoo and am looking to add to it soon. Hubby works for GM and is often out of the country which is when I am most productive on anything. I dont feel like I have to be quiet at 3 AM or be on his schedule. I am a runner and strict vegetarian and have lived with Fibromyalgia for 20 years. My big job for this spring is a new roof, a new garage door and to finish scrapping the glue off the walls from the old wallpaper. But need to get the wedding out of the way, so son can have wife worry about him and let me off the hook a bit!

foodpartyfun said...

Hi, I am Pat from Alabama. I have been stamping for only a short 18 months, but have totally fell in love with papercrafts. It's my release from the stress of everyday life. Thanks for a chance to win some great blog candy.

Suzy said...

Hi my name is Suzy (my user ID gives it away ;)) and I am from California but living in cold Nova Scotia now. I moved here for love and am in the process of getting my residency papers. As I can't work until then, I fell into stamping as just "something to do" but I am so hooked now. As I am just learning, I love to read your site for ideas and designs when it comes to layout, color, stamps - everything! Inspiration stimulation :) Thanks for this chance to win a neat new toy. Suzy

Ila said...

Hi I am from Saskatchewan Canada. I've been happily married for 33 yrs and have 5 wonderful grown up children. I began stamping about a yr ago. I love making handmade cards and all sorts of crafts. I also enjoy looking at creative blogs. Thanks for sharing.

Miabel said...

Hi there! I saw your beautiful "coffee and cream" card on the SCS site so I decided to look at the blog too! I just started stamping...like in December. Honest, I had never picked up a stamp before that and now I am soooooooo hooked. However, I don't know where to start so I have been looking and reading and learning as much as possible...oh yeah...and spending $$$$. : ) Anyway, I am enjoying myself and I enjoyed your work and blog! I am living in West Virginia right now, but originally from Texas. Hope to see more of your work! Isabel aka Miabel

Rachel said...

My name is Rachel H. and I've been a paper addict for the last 8 years. I LOVE to stamp & 'collect' paper and embellishments. I have 3 boys (ages 4, 3, and 1) so it's my escape from the reality of the never ending laundry pile. I enjoy perusing stamping blogs to find new ideas--glad I stopped by yours!

Anonymous said...

I'm DeniseB from northern CA. I have been stamping for close to 20 years. Started out when my daughter was in pre-school and I happened on a demo of Hero Arts that was at a local Hallmark store. Thought it looked like a fun idea to try it out!
DeniseB