Monday, March 12, 2007

**BLOG CANDY**

This is my first blog candy (hopefully of many). Its to pull some of you lurkers out there to make a comment and tell me you are here and to give away some fun stuff. My blog visitor reader is nearly 400, and althought I check it sometimes, I promise you the 400 aren't all me (or my mom or Mesh, but thanks by the way!). So, all you have to do to win this blog candy is post a comment (on this post) by Sunday March 18 by 8:00pm (MST) and you will be entered to win. You can post anything - just saying 'hi', your favorite thing about spring, how much you love me (had to throw it in there) or something about yourself.

What will you win, you ask?? My favorite 2007 Sell-A-Bration set (Delight in Life), an In Color cardstock sampler, a cranberry stitched grosgrain sampler and a basic black stampin' spot. All items are from Stampin' Up! 1990-2007.

So, get posting and have a really great week! Anyone can enter (but just once, of course).

95 comments:

Laura said...

Very cool idea Laura! I had to get a comment in to see how this all works! Blog candy... what a great thing!
I enjoy reading your blog and seeing what new projects you have done and what you are up to!
Laura Werner

The Nordgren Family said...

Hi Laura! I just found your blog a few days ago and enjoy looking at the projects you've created. My favorite thing about spring is the "smell" of the warm air - there's something about that smell that can perk up my mood! I would love to win this candy - I don't have Delight in Life or any of the In Colors, so it would be fun to play! :o) Shannon

Nancy said...

WOW, what wonderful candy, Laura!!! I wanted that set but didn't end up getting it. I sure hope I get lucky this time!

I have your blog in my Sage Feed Reader and check it out whenever there are new posts.

Keep up the good work!

Cindy Keery said...

You have a great blog! Your blog candy looks amazing - thank you for being so generous!

Cindy

Janet B said...

Nice site! I like to browse here and see what you've created. Thanks for sharing.

Of course I love you..... :-) Who wouldn't?

One thing about me? I love altering items.

Thanks, Janet

Anonymous said...

Your blog is so fun and I love your cards, they are simple and clean! Thanks for offering such fun blog candy!
Geny C.

Jen said...

I am not a lurker, just never seen your blog before. Just looked at it though and I love your style of card making!
Sunday is my birthday. Blog candy would make it even more sweet ;)

Julie Mutch said...

Hi Laura!

LOL I think I would be in love with you if I won this! :) I so wanted the Delight in Life set, but missed out on it. I wasn't 'in love' with it in the catty, thought I had enough flower stamps, so I chose another set, instead. But, can anyone have enough flowers...especially with Spring coming? I've seen so many beautiful cards done with this set...I must have it! Wanna help me! lol :)

Have a great day!
Julie
in sunny Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

imchatty (Denise) said...

I don't know how I found your blog...you know you start clicking and can't remember how you got there. Anyway, I love your ideas and I check back whenever you update. Thanks and keep the inspiration coming!

Denise
http://360.yahoo.com/denisebryant1989

Anonymous said...

Hi - I just LOVE your BLOG CANDY how great is that!! My favorite thing about spring is the smell of fresh air! I enjoy opening my windows and getting air in my stuffy house from the winter!

Jenny Wrona

Lynda said...

We are enjoying a 'preview' to spring today!!! 72 degrees (and tomorrow a predicted high of 42 :)
Lynda

Leah said...

pick me! pick me! I really wanted this set, but the budget restrained me! great blog! I am adding you to my favorites! :D

doverdi said...

I so wanted the Delight in Life SAB set but unfortunately it wasn't in the budget. So I definately love your blog candy.

My favorite thing about spring would have to be having it stay light outside later now, hearing the birds chirping & seeing all the new buds sprouting up in the garden. Today is just one of those days in S. Ontario, it's 50 degrees, the sun is shining, birds chirping and yes, I even have new buds sprouting in my garden. My idea of a great day!

Allison said...

Hey there...wonderful blog candy...TFS! I loved spring yesterday...my kids were out playing with sidewalk chalk...today (in Calgary), I have shovelled twice...arrgh!

Debi said...

Great blog Laura! Thanks for sharing!

Kalyber said...

Oh pick me please. I missed out on the Delight in Life set (got all the others) and would really like to have it.
Always love getting ideas from other stampers thanks for sharing on your blog.

Jennifer Girardeau said...

Hi, I am new to all this blog stuff, and I must say that I really like it! It's giving me some cool ideas to start a blog of my own!

Anouk Martin said...

Wow, 400 views. How cool. Just found your blog the other day. Love the simplicity of some of your cards. They look so elegant. Keep up the great work!

Scrappin Ashley said...

hey there. I just found your blog but I will be adding it to my faves!!!

Y said...

Hi Laura!

You have a great blog...I can understand why it's not just you, your mom and your friend!!! My favourite thing about spring is that it gets lighter so much earlier!! I love that the weather is nice and it's not yet too hot (yes there is such a thing as too hot for me!!!)

Thanks for the chance at some very sweet candy!

Yosha

Dawn Mercedes said...

Aaaaaaaaaaah! I don't have the IN COLORS so I'd love to be chosen. Today in MI, we had summer like weather. I spent most of the day outside with my 3 year old DS. We then welcomed my other DS and DD off the bus. Surprised DS #1 with a new bike!! (And promised DD that when she learned to ride the old one without training wheels, there was a new bike hiding in the house for her too!)

Pick me!!

gremhog said...

great blog offering. everything is so inviting. Thanx. Great blog.

Quilt Nut said...

great blog candy! love the paper colors.

love your blog too. will be back again :)

Susan H said...

Great blog candy!! And congrats on reaching a "milestone"!

stefanie said...

Wow! I just found your site and I have to say that I would LOVE to win that set! Allison has a link to your site and I love adding new scrapping/stamping blogs to my favorites!

Kelly Sampson AKA Emmiestamps said...

Congrats!!! Great giveaway!! I love the colors in spring!

L8ybug2 said...

Yum!!!! Blog candy, no calories, fat free, sugar free blog candy! The very best there is....Thanks for sharing.
~~Rita~~

Lilian said...

hi laura,

this is so great! i love the in colors!! thanks for sharing the wealth.

cmctxgal said...

what fun blog candy! What a funny thing - yesterday my awesome best friend - aka Susiestampalot on SCS came over and brought that set to play with. I was lamenting that I didn't get it when I should have. I would love to win! That would be so cool! Thanks for offering candy! :)

laura j said...

Hi there! Thanks for offering the great blog candy! This is my first visit and love the simple elegance of your card samples. I'm from Ontario Canada and today we could feel that spring is in the air. The sun was shining brightly and the snow and ice is slowly beginning to melt away!!! Finally!!! Have a great day!

Kelly Jo said...

HI Laura

Great blog- I found a link to yours on Allison's blog. I love spring because everything becomes green and pretty again!

Anonymous said...

Wow....love your blog and your blog candy!!!! TFS :o)

Cindy Coffman

Adelina said...

Hi. I just found your blog today. I'll have to come back often. Thanks for the blog candy!

scfranson said...

Wow, what an inspiring blog, I just bookmarked it to check often. Thanks so much,
Claudia F.

Cher said...

Hi Laura,
Thanks for such a great Blog Candy!
Your site is wonderful. I love all of your cards that you have posted. Thanks so much for sharing.
-Cher
cher-k@pacbell.net

tyrymom29 said...

Just found your site ....Im new to this and i really enjoy looking at all the diff blogs .I have found AMAZING talent I wish one day i'll get to be half as good as the work I have seen so far.WOW!!! TFS!!!

Kristine said...

Just found your sight, I've added it to my list of regulars. Very generous blog candy.

Anonymous said...

Hey Laura!

After reading your 'Let's Get Scrappy' Newsletter, I had to check out your blog site. Very cool! Where do you find the time? Once again - you have inspired me. First with getting some cards made and finding time with my scrapbooking and now with wanting to finally get a blog of my own going. Thanks Laura!

And I would tell you what I love about spring but after the huge dump of snow we just got in Calgary, I'll wait until it is spring - again - maybe tomorrow!

Blessings,
Jenn Lockhart

Christina said...

Hi,
Thanks for your great ideas for us to see. I do like looking at the different blogs to start my brain going. My favorite thing about spring is nice weather. I have a 5 year old and love to watch him have a good time in spring. Thanks for offering this blog candy.
Thanks,
Christina Vertefeuille

Anonymous said...

I've enjoyed visting your blog - cute cards! I did not get this set and I may regret it. So I'm wishin and hopin to win!

Pam Hricenak

geritolgal said...

I love this set,but didn't get it :(, so I would love to have you send it to me:) ... Spring, ahhh... All the ground is swollen with melted water, I can't walk in my back yard, The dog runs in the house all covered with mud,I have to wash my white floors daily, and the ants start their annual trek into their "summer home" (mine!). Life doesn't get much better! No, I really do love all the other stuff about spring though I have a hard time reminding myself what they are while I am cleaning up after all the males who live in this house! It would be nice to remember those spring flowers (which I could do with the Delight in Life set... Thank you so much for giving me a chance to "get away from it all" even if it is only in my basement craft area... Ha-ha!
Georgia

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm, should I admit to everyone that I'm Laura's Mom? What if I win the blog candy? What will everyone say? Ummmm, nope, better not, I'll just be anonymous!

Hi Laura..... your blog is GREAT! I love to see your new card creations - I can't create from scratch - I need your terrific ideas! Keep 'em coming!

Mo......I mean, Shirley

Jen said...

Fun blog candy!!

Love the look of your blog too!

foodpartyfun said...

Hi Laura! Love your blog and all your great ideas that you share with all of us. Great blog candy...Yummy!

Pat

leenda said...

WOW Laura! This is some first time candy you are giving away! Congratulations on a great start to your blog w/all these hits! Stamp on girlfriend!!

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Vicki C said...

Really inspiring and beautiful blog! thanks for the chance at your blog candy~! Vicki chrisman

Nancy said...

Hey there,
I'm loving your blog. Your style of card design is very like-albe. I tend to do a lot of distressing... maybe I should give your style a try. I really do love it.
Thank you for your blog candy.
Smiles,
Nancy Grant

Lisa said...

Hi Laura.. Welcome to blog land, the land of the bloggers, blog-o-mania.. I could go on and on.. LOL

I just found your blog thanks to Allison and it's wonderful. Keep up the good work. :)

Feel free to come check out mine as well.. www.inkerdoodles.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Wow Laura awesome..love the blog candy...tfs...Liann M.

~*Dawn*~ said...

I just found your blog and love your creations. Awesome blog candy. I love this set! I've linked your blog on my blog. I'll be checking back to see what you're up to!

safaricat said...

Hello I just found your blog and I love the candy! The thing I like most about spring is you see everyone out and about enjoying the beautiful weather and the colors turning from old to new!
Cheryl

shelley said...

I love your blog candy! Spring this year is something that I am especially looking forward to. Our babies (we just adopted 2 one year olds) are old enough to enjoy those long afternoon walks in the stroller. Children hear the birds singing. All the firsts that I will try hard not to miss seeing through their little eyes. Spring this year means enjoying GOD's little blessings.
Shelley

Alex said...

Yummy blog candy, I love spring for the lovely warm days that are starting and seeing the flowers start to bud

rebelliouskiwi said...

Hi Laura, I just came across your blog & thought I'd pop in & say Hi. Your work is amazing. Lovely to see the work you've done.

Steph said...

What a fantastic give away. I am a lurker on many blogs including yours.....I should try this with my blog soon to get more people looking at it. I love blog candy!

Peggy said...

Congrats on your increasing hits! I am excited to add you to my google reader!

This is very cool candy - have seen lots of great cards made w/ Delight in Life, but did not get a chance to get this one.

I am excited for warmer weather (like today) but it's supposed to snow again later this week :( I'm looking forward to being able to walk or run by the river after work!

Gerrie West said...

Great blog! I really enjoyed reading it . my favorite thing about spring(my favorite season) is just the renewel of the earth. It leaves such a feeling of hope to see the start of everything new again. Hugs Gerrie

Cheryl said...

Nancy of Nancy's Creative Mess sent me to your blog candy. I am glad that all of our snow is gone and signs of spring are here. I love to look at the blogs and get new ideas. Thanks, Cheryl

Jennifer James said...

I love that set and haven't had a chance to get it. I have seen such great cards made with it. Thanks for the giveaway, nancy sent me over, I enjoy looking at your site.

BlogHore said...

That is a very generous lot of blog candy! I found your blog via Allison (who rocks) and I'm glad she pointed me in your direction. I hope you'll stop by my blog and say hello.

Dana said...

I'm so excited to find your blog! I will be a return reader for sure.
Happy spring to you and your family!
It's ok to ask for some love too *grin*, and you obviously deserve it!

Heather said...

You were very smart to let Allison find your blog. She leads a lot of us here to your blog.

The thing about Spring I love most is flowers. I planted over 300 more flower bubls this past fall. I noticed yesterday that several of them are starting to peep through the ground. I'm so excited for them to come out.

Heather S.

Ila said...

I've just been browsing around your blog. Your creations are beautiful. Very generous candy as well. I'll be back!!

Regina said...

Okay, your awesome candy brought me out of my lurking place. Great blog and love your cards. (davisfamily4930@comcast.net)

Selina said...

I just found out about your blog and you have some great ideas. Thanks for being willing to share these ideas with each of us for inspiration. (And for offering such great candy!)

tamimoreno said...

Just found your blog (thanks Allison!) - pretty cool - can't wait to check it out.
Awesome blog candy as well - wow - a stamp set?? That's pretty darn generous!!
I LOVE spring! It has been a LONG and COLD winter - and today the birds are chirping and the sun is in the sky!
Anyway - thanks for the contest!
Tami

Jan Scholl said...

I would love to see you add a place where others can enter their email and recieve your blog in the in box every time you post. Feedburner and Feedblitz are the two most used. Now I need more Nyquil and another nap. bye

kelly said...

Wow!! Awesome Blog candy! I found your site from Nancy's and I have ahd a great time perusing it! i plan to visit again!

Anonymous said...

Hi Laura, great blog and love the candy! I love that set.
Thanks for the chance to win :)

~Chantale L~

Anonymous said...

great blog...thanks for being so giving.

lisa-b

Anonymous said...

Hi Laura, I just happened to find your blog today while reading another blog. I am new to all of this and had just started to sign up for blogs. Cute cards on your site. Charlotte

GrammaStamper (Barb) said...

One of the things I love to do most is check out crafting blogs, and then I add a link to my blog. So, Laura, after checking out your's, I'm going to post a link on my blog, Barb's Card Creations. I think you have a great blog and I'll be back.

Susie said...

The best thing about spring is the sun! I tend to get depressed the longer winter goes on but when spring comes my windows open, the day lasts longer and I get out and play!

Great blog Laura! Oh and tell Shirley she's doing a great job at being anonymous. LOL She's a hoot! :)

Laurie said...

Hi Laura -
I just found you - although I'm not sure how - and bookmarked you :-)

My favorite spring thing is getting back to the garden and planting all kinds of stuff. Right now I have an apple tree and blueberry and blackberry bushes waiting to go into the ground.

Peggy Maier said...

Hi, I was sent over by Nancy! That's some kinda great blog candy! Somehow I didn't get this stamp set.
The thing I love about Spring is all the signs of new life, especially the flowering redbud trees!

Renée said...

Hey, just found your blog via "Nancy's Creative Mess". I like your projects and I'll be sure to come back!

Heather (hbpuppy) said...

I love your cards. I think that you and I both subscribe to the theory that everything goes with chocolate. I have been stuck on light blue/brown and pink/brown but I'm loving your color combos. The grass green/brown is really elegant. Also, I love your kissed elephant. I have that stamp and now I have something new to try with her. Thanks for sharing your talent.

trulycanadiangirl said...

hey laura just found you blog and i plan on linking you. awesome blog candy :-D

~Chelsey

Anonymous said...

Hi Laura,

I just found your blog and I decided to enter your contest for bolg candy. I have never won and Would be thrilled to be a winner. I love the earth tones that you work with in your card making. Spring..Ah..I like to newest of spring flowers, trees budding and hearing the laughter of children outsied playing. About me... I am a new stamper and my daughter and I just made the invitations to my duaghtl-in-law's baby shower. I love stamping I just wish I had more time to do it. Thanks for letting me enter. I can't wait until the drawing.

Gina Wrona said...

Awesome candy!

I hope I win:)

wink! wink!

I've bookmarked your blog to add to my evergrowing list of favorites.

kristahubbard2002 said...

Hi Laura!
I love reading your blog! Love this SAB set - I wish I had gotten it during Sell-a-bration!

Snickers mom said...

I'm so new to this whole blog thing ~ I love this idea of "blog candy" - Thanks for being willing to give things away. I hope to have things posted on my VERY NEW (created yesterday) blog soon, but for now I just love getting ideas and seeing the beautiful creations of others. Thanks, Tami

ikkinlala said...

Congrats on the milestone!

My favourite thing about spring is being able to walk around without either getting my shoes full of snow or slipping on ice.

dd2njoy said...

Hey Laura,glad Allison sent me on your blog.You'll be one more site on my favorite list,and your candy is a wonderful prize.Just hope to be talented like all you great bloggers one day!!Thanks a bunch! Have a wonderful day!! Diane

Mara said...

I just found your site. Love your cards that you do.
And what great blog candy.
I really hope this is my lucky month.

Laura Haviland said...

Hi Laura,
Love your name, LOL.
You have a great Blog!
Your Blog Candy looks fabulous.
Thank you for being so generous.
Smiles, Laura Haviland

Erica said...

WOW, I fell in love with this set too late and didn't get a chance to get it, this would be an awesome win. Your cards are awesome, TFS

Ashley said...

Awesome Blog Candy.
I didn't get this set, but looking at it more I wish I had. So maybe I will win it, that would be great.
You a have a beautiful site such cute ideas!!
Ashley

Carolyn S. said...

great blog. I love it. This is my first visit and I will return often. Don't you just love spring? Here in Florida you get about a week then it gets hotter than Hades. Hope you live in a milder climate.

Yvonne&Eric said...

I love reading new blogs - especially cardmaking/scrapbooking blogs. I'm always looking for new ideas so I'll visit often. Good luck to all who entered and thanks for being willing to give away a stamp set!
Yvonne

ronee said...

I have been checking you blog. I am new to the blog train so hop from person to person. I love it..not to mention I cannot believe that you are offering stitched cranberry ribbon...when i saw that..i was like..heck yea!!! my favorite thing about spring is the warm weather. My kids are stuck inside for the winter months and the moment that the warm weather hits..my children are outside..for hours and hours! Good bye indoor play places..hello princess jeep and our bikes!

Terri91507 said...

Great blog! Congrats on your accomplishments.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

KindredEsprit said...

*comes out from lurkdom* Hellooooo. Thank you for this giveaway! I've gotten some ideas from some of your cards...and I like the Cheerios pic! Great angle!!! I don't have any SU papers...other than a few bits from here and there. If I win, will you mount the stamps for me? Tee hee! Have a great weekend! (You should feature a colour every Saturday, or something!) ;-)

Julie said...

My name is Julie and I just found your blog..I love the warm air that comes during the days of spring and the blog candy looks great and would really inspire me to get back to cards after having 4 kids!!