Friday, May 22, 2009

So much blog candy.....I'm stuffed!

Wow - ok, so everytime I go blog hopping I see such fantastic candy & so many times it's things that I can find here in my rural area so, of course, I have to enter the giveaway. I think maybe I should quit spending so much time visiting other blogs & work on my own! It's so much easier to browse through other people's blogs & appreciate all the talent out there than it is to try to figure out what to say on here, I guess. There is such an amazing variety of blogs - the more I see the more determined I am to get rid of my generic layout! Please be patient, it may take a while before I find the right look. I seem to have misplaced my camera at the moment, but I really will be posting pictures of my cards at some point - I promise! In the meantime, here's some more yummy blog candy for you to check out!

Nikki at Smells Like Homemade is giving away this assortment of goodies to celebrate her growing blog popularity (there should be a word for that - maybe blogularity?!). Not only is her candy fabulous but so is her blog - I've looked at most of the cards she's posted & I can honestly say I haven't seen one that I don't like!! (expires June 15)

Next, check out Create4fun's blog - it's a pink & green theme that makes me feel like Spring! It's a Copic giveaway on this one. I'll be honest, I hadn't even heard of Copic markers (let alone used them) until the last month but I've seen beautiful results from so many of you cardmakers that I'm dying to try them myself! (expires May 24)

Wendy at Creations by Louby Loo is celebrating 10,000 hits (WOW!!) with an amazing variety of items including dies, papers, stamps & more. She also has her own line of digital downloads for crafting - I've never tried digital stamping but I may just have to give her stuff a try! (expires June 1)

Take a moment to visit Gayle at Little Bird Design - I love the color combinations she uses on her cards. Don't forget to sign up for her blog candy while you're there (she has even packaged it prettily in a crafting bag). (expires May 31)

I hope you take the time to visit these blogs created by these amazingly talented people!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Fabulous blog candy to sign up for!

I just wanted to take a minute to tell you about some fabulous blog candy from a couple of blogs I follow. Carly at Carlz Cards is celebrating 30,000 hits by giving away this beautiful assortment of stamps, papers, & embellishments. Check out the fantastic cards she makes - you'll be glad you did! It's really a beautiful blog - I love the embroidered/embellished look of her blog set-up.

After you sign up for Carly's blog candy head over to Debbie's blog, Passion For Crafts, & sign up for her blog candy! I must say that Debbie has both one of the "awesomest" (is that a word??) blogs & the best giveaways I've seen in a while. I absolutely love the clarity of pictures of the cards she makes. Plus she's got skills with Copics! In fact, I think it was on her blog that I first heard of Copic markers (have yet to get my hands on any but I can't wait to try them out!). Take a look at this card she made for a recent Penny Black card challenge - I don't think there's anyone who wouldn't love to receive something so pretty!

Magazines or Storage Units??

I am a member of My Points which is a site that sends you emails to read, surveys, etc., you get points for visiting the websites in the emails, answering the surveys and then you can redeem your points for cool stuff. Usually I redeem mine for Barnes & Noble gift cards but I've decided to go outside the box this time. I've been debating between a $50 gift code or an $50 gift code. If I go with I'll be using the code for a couple of craft magazines I've had my eye on for a while. On the other hand, has some storage units that would be fabulous for all my craft supplies. Decisions, decisions......

In the end I decided to go with the gift code since my craft room isn't ready yet & the storage units would just be sitting around the house taking up space. Instead I'm going to subscribe to PaperCrafts and CardMaker. That way I'll (hopefully) have some ideas to try out when my craft room is ready! Makes sense, right? Even after purchasing those two I still have money left on the code so I'll have to decide if I want another magazine or cash - great, another decision! Can anyone think of an awesome magazine I should use the rest of my $$$ on??

By the way, if you're interested in signing up for MyPoints, check out their website at & sign up! Or you can email me at auntyjan(at)hotmail(dot)com & I can send you right to the sign up link - I'll get some more points for referring you if you do that, but no hard feelings if you just sign yourself up :)