Monday, February 12, 2007

My First Blog Candy GiveAway!!

Here it is ladies...finally! I wanted to do a giveaway once I reached 5000 hits. I know that I said that I would do it on the weekend...just one day late! But here it is...Inclued in this giveaway is:

4 Michaels stamps
1 set of mini colored bling
1 set of colored brads
1 set of 'Love' brads
1 set of metal flower brads
1 set of metal embellishments

1 set of flower embellishments


To be entered in this giveaway you must leave a comment and answer this question:

"What is your newest favorite find? It can be something you have purchased or just something you would love to purchase at some point. This can be craft related or not. I will leave this up for the remainer of the week and do the final draw at 9:00pm Friday Feb 16th.

Thanks for droppin' by and Good Luck!!






p.s. Can anyone out there can please tell me how to get my photos to pop up larger when you click on them? I keep trying with no luck...it did it for me once, but I have no idea why!! :0)

75 comments:

stampingmom said...

My first time reading your blog and it is great!! My newest find is something I have been researching and contimplating for some time - I want to purchase either a cuttlebug or cricut machine - just haven't taken the plunge yet! I NEED ONE SOON!!!

Allison said...

Hello Tracy...nice giveaway...if it's not a problem, I have let people know about your contest via my blog. Hmm...great find? I guess some of the organizational items I have bought to get things off the floor and out of drawers and on to the wall (magnetized notice boards, magnetized spice holders (for brads, eyelets, etc.), hooks, etc.). This has been vital since my fourteen month old is an aspiring stamper even if all she does right now is chew the rubber off the blocks!

doverdi said...

I am new to your blog and I'll certainly be coming back. Great blog. I guess I am like everyone else who is jumping on the buttlebug wagon. I so want to get some of those folders. I am thinking of going with the Big Shot too.

Nancy said...

My latest and greatest craft purchases are:
*Cuttlebug
*Sakura clear Stardust Gel Pen
*Sakura glue pen

Great candy!!!

Cindy Keery said...

Hi Tracy,

Wow, thank you for offering such great blog candy!! My newest favorite find is my making memories piercing tool and a piece of styrofoam to put under it when I'm piercing. I can get nice big holes that way. :-)

Cindy

Cheryle Montgomery said...

I check your blog out every time you post something. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us. My newest favorite things are the Cuttlebug Embossing folders. They make great backgrounds!

Cheryle

Dale Anne said...

I just got one of those Cuttlebug embossing folders and will be trying it out with my rolling pin this week. Hope it really works!!!

For the photos, if you rename them with "SCN001_1" instead of just "SCN001"....it should allow people to click on it for a larger image.

inkyfingers said...

I love my Cuttlebug!!! I just bought it, and had to wait to get some embossing folders, but since they arrived, I've been an embossing fool! LOL!

Julie R said...

I was reading your blog yesterday. Love the Eyore card.

Nice blog candy. I think the one thing I would like would be a craft room but that isn't likely to happen so I would be happy with a 12x12 printer.

One thing that I recently purchased was a white Uni-globe pen. I love it. It was pricey but I figure for what I pay for white gel pens that don't work, it was well worth the money.

Erica said...

Love your blog, great eyore card, would love to know where you found that stamp. TFS

Julie said...

My favorite find at the moment are the bella stamps! I'm soooo addicted to them, I just can't seem to get enough. Great candy and great blog!

foodpartyfun said...

Love your blog and what a great giveaway! My newest favorite find is definately my new cuttlebug. Can't seem to use it enough lately.

Pat

Stephanie said...

or me it is undressed chipboard. I know that it is by no means new and people have been using it for a long time but I have never used it. i just bought some the other day so I can play (if my baby ever goes to sleep). LOL!

Kevin & Amy said...

Wow - this is so generous of you Tracy! Great blog candy! My newest favourite find would have to be the cuttlebug embossing folders (with the rolling pin). I was so sad that I couldn't afford the cuttlebug until I found out that you can use a rolling pin (see allthatscraps.com if you haven't seen it yet). My first folder just came in the mail TODAY so I'm off to try it!
~Amy H.
(re: pics that pop up in blogger - when you upload the pic are you reducing the size first? If you upload at full size, it should be doing it automatically... sorry, that's all I can help you with!)

Shannon said...

Thanks for the intro to your blog. I will be adding a link to my blog. My favorite new find is my cuttlebug. I see everyone is saying that but it is true. The first time I put a sheet through an A2 folder. I was shocked at how deep the embossing was and how easy it was to do.

Anonymous said...

My new favourite thing is Provo Craft's embossing folders. I use them with my Zip e Mate but I've been told they can be used with a rolling pin with good results.
Diane Young
empressoftheuniverse@shaw.ca

Janet Genser said...

Love your blog, Tracy, and the card you made for your 4-year-old is adorable so you are not a bad mommy!
My latest favourite find was a set of 81 gel pens, plain, sparkle, and metallic, in oodles of colours at Costco. They came in a great clear display case with a handle and were very reasonable (around $16.95) I believe. The best thing is that they actually write!!! LOL

Janet Genser

Natalie said...

My newly purchased treasure is a scalloped circle punch. What a great tool to enhance a card!

Kelly Sampson AKA Emmiestamps said...

newest greatest find would have to be the scalloped punches and the cuttlebug! Nice giveaway, love your blog

Jeff & DeAnna said...

Hi Tracy! Thanks for the invite to see your blog and enter this great give-away!

My newest find . . . or purchase that I just really love is the SU set Fancy Flexible Phrases. It has a lot of great words and I love the font.

DeAnna

Rachel Hope said...

OOO, Blog Candy!!!

Great blog, by the way!

Hmmm, I recently discovered Lindt Truffles....YUMMALICIOUS in every flavor :D

Creative Expressions by Stephanie said...

wow...nice give away! My newest latest find is Primas...I know silly, they have been around for sometime but I just got my first bottle at Christmas & just love them now. Keep in touch with my blog too, soon I will be giving away an awesome blog candy!

Anonymous said...

My hubby got me a cuttlebug last week :) I am loving that that bug so much. And the best thing is that it was bought with love. Everything is better and has a special place in the heart that way.

Tanya

Heather B said...

It is a toss up between my cuttlebug and my mega giga scalloped punch. Both are awesome!
Heather B.

MiMi said...

Hi there! I think my greatest find was a new way to store my punches. I read somewhere that someone used the plastic drawers that fit in the tiny space under the kitchen sink as punch holders. I thought about this for a while and my hubbie finally tracked down a place to order them. This lady was right. They make great holders for my punches - I can see every punch I have and they are right at my fingertips when I want them instead of being in drawers where I have to dig to find one!

Nancy Clark

Jan Scholl said...

My favorite thing right now is glitter-loose or stickles or in pens. Or on premade paper even. My daughter makes fun of me because I made over 50 cards last week and 90% of them had glitter. We went to the stamp store on Sunday and the proprietor had all sorts of glittery cards-so I am quite in fashion. I even bought another bottle.

Leah said...

Wow! What a lucky girl who wins your fun blog candy! :D My latest 'find' - I have been drooling over all the cuttlebug creations that I have seen! I can't wait til I can get one too (and the billions of toys that go with it) ;)

Jana Weaver said...

Nice giveaway...and great blog!

My latest "find" is some beautiful ribbon at Michael's that comes on cute little bobbins. FOund via another online friend Yvette!

TFS!

Linda Ervin said...

Hi Tracy,
I've enjoyed reading your blog. I actually learned something too. I am impressed with that punch. Can't even remember the proper name of it though. The crocodile one? I have a Silent Setter but this tool looks like it would be a lot easier to use. I think it will take closer investigation. The price sounds really good too. Another thing I saw, while surfing other people's blogs through your links, was a scalloped punch. I 'really' like that too. I'm going to see if I can find one in the stores in town.
I don't have anything new lately but I did buy some brass stencils recently and using my light table I've been enjoying the making of cards using these tools.I've bookmarked your blog so I can come back to it whenever I want.
Thanks for sharing.
Linda Ervin

L8ybug2 said...

This is my first time here. I've put you in my favorites so I will be returning. Wow! What a great give-away!
My greatest find has to be My Big Shot, CB Embossing Folders and my all time favorite the Crop-a-dile.
Rita

Colleen said...

My favorite find is something simple - foam core board to organize ribbon. I saw this idea on someone's blog and I loved it!

Cheryl said...

Hi Tracy, Thank you for such an awesome blog. I enjoy your postings and read it every day. My newest find has been the cuttlebug embossing folders thanks to everyone at Splitcoast. They really dress a cards up.
This is a fabulous give away. Thanks.
Cheryl

quickcurl said...

This is my first visit to your blog, but I know I will be back everyday! My favorite find would have to be my Japanese hole screw punch. I just love that thing and use it all the time. Will make a hole through anything in the blink of an eye. Thanks for sharing! Christine

~Lana B.~ said...

Hi Tracy, First time visitor...but I'll be back! (Allison sent me)
Newest find...I actually found somewhere that wasn't OUT of the Marvy Giga Scallop Oval punches last nite...so I ordered TWO...and they will be here friday...I'm SO excited!!!
Great blog...keep up the great work!
~Lana B.~

AngelWicks said...

Hi Tracy!
Great blog...great look!
I enjoy reading what's new
and your posts whenever they
appear! Great job. I would
love to get in your giveaway!
Susan D from Angelwicks

AngelWicks said...

Great job on your blog, Tracy!
I love seeing your daily posts.
I'm very interested in your
giveaway items....I think I may
turn into a stamper yet!

Have a great day!!
Susan D. from Angelwicks.

Melanie Kuzik said...

Great Blog and glad I found it. My grat find lately is not craft related but brings alot of joy and we are overjoyed. We got a new puppy and he is a delight and yet a giant nuisance all in a very small package. Our house is upside down sine

Laura said...

Hi Tracy! I would have to say that my newest favorite find is my Sakura Stardust Pen. Congratulations on 5,000 hits. I will return the favor and let people know of your giveaway on my blog. Have a great day!

maiahs_momma said...

Great blog, am planning to come back to visit it for sure. As for my latest great find, I would have to say it is the "Cuttlebug" "olivia" alphabet and the 2by2 folders that one can get.
Great contest idea too, keep on bloggin :)!

Jennifer said...

Hmmm.... favorite find -- I'm *dreaming* of a new digi camera (canon rebel xti!!) So that's my dreaming goods right now :-) aahhhh 10maga-pix -- dreamy! Other than that, I'm actually *finding* all my gadgets at home & USING them.... not just collecting! LOL. I did just order some Prima Flowers & I'm looking forward to playing with those!

Gina Wrona said...

My newest favorite 2 finds are:

#1 Cuttlebug embossing folders
#2 Giga/Mega Punches

Gina Wrona
Ctbigreddog66@aol.com

Janet said...

Hmmm, my newest find? I'm in NJ and we just got a super market that is based out of NY called Wegmans...and their Ultimate Chocolate Cake is easily the most amazing thing I have ever eaten! The icing is like fudge. Yummmmy.

lisa keeffe said...

My newest find is a new kind of adhesive that I am ordering from MyInkyFingers called Ad Tech -- she says it is much stickier than Tombo, so I am going to try it out! Sometimes even my permanent tombo tries to pop off! Lisa -- great blog candy!!!

Lilian said...

hi tracy!
my current favorite-- GLITTER!! all kinds of it. didn't know glitter could be so fun! i love the two-way glue pen from stampin up.

Julie Mutch said...

Hi Tracy,

I love to pop in and see what new ideas you have in Disneyland. :)

My new favourite thing isn't a stamping tool, but I use it for writing on the inside of the card and addressing the envelopes. I could never write in a straight line before and my Mum (the Queen scrapbooker) got me one of these cool writing tools from Creative Memories. It's called a 'Journaltopia Writing Guide.' It has a navy blue plastic base (like a ruler) and these funny little flexible wire loops along the base that you write on top of. Unlike using a ruler to keep your lines straight, with this tool, you don't need to go back and add all your bottoms for letters like 'y, g, j and p.' It works great to keep you're writing in a straight line. Who thinks these things up...is what I want to know! lol :)

Have a great day everyone!

Julie

YM said...

My newest find is a stamp set...I love the Happy Harmony set! I love the sayings on it. I've been stamping cards, candles etc!

YM

tamimoreno said...

OOOH. GREAT CANDY!! Yipee!! Thanks!!
Hmm. My latest greatest find? Probably my cuttlebug. Just LOVE that thing :-) I also found some awesome glitter in the scrap section at walmart of all places. I've been using LOTS of it lately :-)
I'm also in love with my really reasonable ribbon club membership. Great ribbon.
Okay, I could go on - but I won't :-)
Thanks A LOT for your awesome contest :-)
Tami

ladydiana said...

My newest find is something that I invented/designed and will be available in about 5 weeks. It is a scoring tablet called "Scor-Pal". The scoring surface is 12"x12" with grooves at all the pertinant places for card making, grid cards, gate fold, accordian fold, box making and much, much more. You will be able to make multiple scores at diferent intervals without moving the card stock. It has a snap in feature to hold the scoring tool that comes with it.

Alex said...

Oh my I don't have any of those Michaels stamps - and that is saying something, as I have a lot now!!!! What gorgeous gorgeous blog candy.

Um now I have just found all my cuttlebug embossing folders, and in love with these I am, and I also am coveting all the gorgeous Michael's ribbons I keep seeing and wanting and can't have, hick, gulp (I will not cry) he he

mjb coffee said...

Oh! My Gosh!!! What a beautiful set of Blog Candy!! Thank you. I know you have heard this, but I haven't been as tickled with anything as I am with my NEW Cuttlebug!!! When I showed it to my daughter, I jumped up and down. Did you ever see a 70 year woman jump up and down? I was surprised that I could jump!

InspiredByInk said...

Hi, my favorite find is/will be a scalloped punch once I get then ones my GF bought me (thanks DANA@!!). Can't WAIT to use them! hehee

My pics get bigger when you click on them but I have no notion why. When I uploaded I put them in as medium size. And when you click on them MAN are they huge! Sorry I couldn't have been more helpful.

~~Bobbie Ü

Amy said...

So, my birthday is next week and my present came yesterday with what it was printed on the shipping box. Too bad for hubby...great for me. It was a cuttlebug and I am so excited!! I love the look the embossing folders give to everyone's cards and I can't wait to use mine. So, it is my favorite even though it is brand new.

Oh, and JoAnn's does free shipping on all their cuttlebug stuff so I already ordered some embossing folders.. Fun, Fun.

Melissa said...

Great blot Tracy! My thing is my birthday money I got in the mail today. My birthday is Friday and we don't live near any of our family any more so I get birthday money from everyone. And what does that mean....I get to buy more craft stuff....YAY!!

Barb said...

My lastest find... hmmm... I found some metal heart charms in the $.20 bin at my LSS. Four on each card!

Katie said...

hmmm, my favortie find lately is the big paper clips, i'm having fun playing with those! Just found your blog, great ideas!

laura j said...

Hi Tracy - thanks for sharing the blog candy. My newest find is the embossing folders for the cuttlebug that were just launched at CHA. Unfortunately they won't be available until April so I will have to be patient for a few months!!!!

~pl said...

Congrats on your hits!
I think my favorite new craft find is these heart shaped spiral clips by Making Memories. They are perfect for Valentine's day cards and wedding cards, or actually any cards for loved ones!! I just bought them but they may not be so "new" in the stamping world :)

Thanks for the chance for some blog candy!
~pl

bethtrue said...

Just linked to your blog from Laura Leonard's, and I've subscribed.

Let' see - my favorite thing lately is my Making Memories edge distressor. i love it and use it on nearly every card. Second place would be the Crop-a-dile. :-)

tntsmom said...

My new favorite thing is glaze pens!! Thanks for sharing all your awesome projects!!

Anonymous said...

My great find is the Cuttlebug embossing dies. Very fast and easy, a great base for a card.
DeniseB

Jackie said...

It's my first time here (I found you via Allison's blog) but I love your blog - great eye candy! My newest find, which isn't all that new, is my Big Shot die cut machine. I am addicted to the Cuttlebug embossing folders and dies like everyone else and they work great in the BS.

Susan Liles (susiestampalot) said...

Wow! I just found your blog and I love it!! What a handy time to find it, too--just in time to enter to win some C-A-N-D-Y!! So my newest and funnest finds would be to FINALLY own one of those hard to find scallop circle punches (it came in last week from JoAnns), my sakura stardust pen, and what would be nice is a new and improved white gel pen that does not make that pesky "trail" when i write with it!! grrrr....

Katie said...

Well, the Bellas are my grat find. I have yet to purchase one becasue I want them all!! LOL So I am holding off, but they are so my stlye!!

Donna C. said...

I have discovered Bazille Bling paper. It is textured Bazille with a pearlized surface that is totally WOW!! Put it in a Cuttlebug and you have double WOW!

Lois H said...

My great find? Using the clear plastic that my Cuttlebug dies come in to make acrylic die cuts (think Heidi Swap).
Lois H

litlpooh said...

I must say my newest find is the Cuttlebug - thanks to Tracy!! I absolutely love it and keep finding excuses to use it!!

Anonymous said...

My future favourite find is Snap Stamps. I'd love to have the versatility of them - I just have to find a great price for them.

Love your site!
Linda (momtooandz on SCS)

Anonymous said...

The last thing I bought was Making Memories glitter paint - it is great and I use it to just bling up some little areas on cards and altered projects.

Sarah

Heather Leech said...

I feel like I should leave something more original, but I just got my Cuttlebug last week and I love it! I also ordered some ribbon from Starlit Studio and it is fabulous!
Wonderful blog candy, by the way!!!
Heather

KindredEsprit said...

I have a few things on my wish list...at the top are the latest *four* lines of patterned paper from Basic Grey!!! They are *delicious*!!! I'm also very curious and excited about the new 'bind-it-all' personal wire binding machine! Thank you for sharing some goodies!
Cristina

Kerry said...

Hi Tracy...

My greatest find right now would be more time. Wouldn't that be the ultimate find for most Moms?! Let alone crafting Moms.

Kerry

Anonymous said...

Hi Tracy...
I'm excited about my find - it's a Wizard Spellbinder. This little machine does just about everything I need it to, except clean up my craft room for me afterwards:)
Linda SS

Sarebear said...

Stickles! I didn't know what all the fuss was about, until I bought some for my Secret Valentine . . . the lighter colors just appealed to me SO MUCH, I can't wait to buy some for myself!

Soozie4Him said...
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Soozie4Him said...

Forgot to put down my favorite new find! So I deleted that comment and I'm entering this one!

Anyway, my favorite new find is my Cuttlebug. I stick mostly with SU products since I'm a demo, but I couldn't resist this wonderful little toy (and the embossing folders, dies, and alphabets to go with it!). I also just recently started buying patterned paper - Basic Grey and Crate Paper are my favorites!

Susan/Soozie4Him on SCS
moot96@aol.com