Sunday, November 14, 2010

My Birthday Blog Candy!!

Well, as promised I am offering up some wonderful blog candy (at least I think it is) in celebration of my birthday month & to celebrate over 100 posts on my blog.  I will draw the winner using on December 1st and post on my blog around the same time.  For your chance to win all you have to do is post on your blog and leave a comment below with your blog link for your chance to win!!  When you comment I would love to hear the best craft tip you ever received whether a technique, a storage idea etc.....

My blog candy includes:

2 Stampin Up sets - A flower for all Seasons & Flower Fancy (2 step stamp set) both are barely used
2 Image Tree Stamp Sets - Italic Brush Alphabet & Italic Brush Numbers both are barely used
Memory Box 6x6 Paper collection "Mistletoe" 3 sheets each of 10 patterns
Package of Wild Orchid Crafts large red roses
Assorted colours of Wild Orchid Crafts mini roses
3 daisy charms
1 package silver rhinestones
1 package Making Memories woven labels "LOVE"
2 packages Making Memories woven self adhesive alphas in cranberry & navy
1 package Pebbles Inc rub-ons "congratulations"
1 package Making Memories Glitter Bling self adhesive frames in green
1 package EK Success pointsetta stickers
1 package Studio G Clear Stamps (sentiments - party time, eat cake & it's a celebration)

I think that is all that will fit in the box but if I can fit anything else to fill it up I will :)  I MAY EVEN THROUGH IN A SWEET PEA RUBBER STAMP OR TWO Good luck!!


Gorse Auto Detailing said...

Wow Crystal! That's a LOT of goodies in one package!!

Congrats on reaching your 100th post!

HERE IS THE LINK TO MY BLOG Your candy is listed in my sidebar!

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Yummy Candy Crystal. Thanks for the chance to win and I've got yours on my sidebar.

PS - Thanks so much for having my blog candy on your sidebar and all the sweet comments you've left for me.

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Opps, forgot my best tip. I store all of my stamps in CD cases and label the spine with a label maker with the manuf. name and stamps inside. It saves tons of space and I they keeps things organized too.

gocanucksgo said...

Hi Crystal!! Happy birthday =) I your day is filled with lots of love and cake lol. Congrats on over 100 posts as well (fantastic work =). Thanks for letting your visitors celebrate with you! I think one of the best storage ideas i've received was using zip lock bags. I don't have a lot of room or supplies so putting scraps and stuff into a bag saves a lot of room. Keep up the amazing work with everything =)

Marlene said...

No need to enter me in your blog candy...just wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS on your 100th post!

Just A Pac Rat said...

Happy Birthday and Congratulations on 100+ Followers. I added you to my sidebar and became a follower. My best organization tip is divide everything by color. I have mine in some drawers I got at Wal-mart.

Check out my blog in the future!

Unknown said...

Well done on all your followers x And a happy birthday x I have posted about your candy here:

Many thanks for holding it!


Lorraine said...

yum yum you really do have some scrummy candy thankyou so much for the chance of winning
Lorraine xx

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Crystal, what lovely blog candy you have on offer. I have put a link to this in my sidebar. My tip is if you make a card and have scraps left over, either decorate the inside of the card or make into a tag instead of putting it into a scraps box and likely getting the edges damaged - been there, done that etc etc. Best wishes, kym xxx

Unknown said...

Congratulation with 100 post on your blog!
I wish you many good and fantastic ideas.
candy very nice. Flowers so beautiful.
Thanks for the chance to win.
I'm linked candy in sidebar

Aluap said...

Happy birthday and congratulations on 100+ posts!!!! Thank you for this chance :) I linked on my blog I don't have a room to store my tools... I store all in shoes box :)

Debbi said...

Happy Birthday and Congrats! I have linked you to my sidebar. My tip:
I have stamped all of my stamps onto white paper and organized the pages by occasion/company, etc. in a 3-ring binder. Now when I need a birthday stamp, for instance, I just look in my book under "birthdays" and I can see all of the stamps I own. It saves so much time digging through boxes of stamps, plus I am less apt to not use stamps because I've forgotten them!

Joyce said...

Congratulations on 100+ your cards....very talented!

Jayne said...

Happy birdsday... and whit you 100 post. WHAT a candy and so many lovely things.. Im glad that i found your blog ... you make so many nice things.. and i love copics as you use..


Leanne said...

I just found your lovely blog. Thanks for the opportunity to win these goodies. I have posted the candy on my blog
The best crafting tip I've so far received is how to photograph my quilled work. To click from a distance using a tripod.

Fiona said...

congrats on your followers Crystal and Happy Birthday when it comes and thanks for the chance to win.

I think one of my tips is..I use old soap powder tubs to store various bits and bob, they see through so it makes it easy to find what you need, I also do the same as Wendy with CD's.


Rosalee said...

Congrats on all those posts and Happy Birthday too. I have just added a link to my sidebar. My favorite craft storage idea I have heard in a while is using CD cases to store clear stamps. It is so easy and efficient.
Thanks for the great chance
Hugs, Rosalee

Larisa said...

Happy Birthday and Congrats!
Very nice candy - so many goodies!!! I linked it on sidebar
I am a follower. Thanks for the chance to win))
Hugs. Larisa. xxx

Nikki said...

Have a fantastic Birthday :)
and congrats on all the 100th post,
Fave tip is I keep all my clear stamps in a binder for a quick view and access
thanks for the chance
hugs Nikki C

Tanya said...

Happy Birthday Crystal!!!!! Best wishes to you!
Thanks for the chance to win this fanastic candy! Really want to be the lucky winner. Linked it on my blog.
Beautiful storage idea for flowers
Thanks and have great Birthday :)

Alizabethy said...

What a fab pile of goodies, I have put it on my sidebar at
. My tip is to store your ink pads upside down to stop them drying out.

Judith Veldhuizen said...

Hi, Great candy do you have here! I've become a follower and put your candy on my sidebar!

Greetings, Judith

Laura said...

Wow wonderful candy!

The best tip I ever got... hmm tough one. I think it was the napkin technique I am using to create fancy patterned papers when I don't have any :). Really fun one to use also!

I posted about your candy in my sidebar, right here.

CricutLvr!! said...

Congratz on your 100+! Very exciting!! My tip is to organize as best as you can. Easier to find stuff you need, and more peaceful when you have an organized scraproom.

Shirley said...

This is amazing blog candy Crystal.
Congratulations on your 100 + posts on your blog.
My best tip is:-
I have sets of deep drawers on wheels and organise them in occasions of the year. I have one for Easter, Xmas, Valentine, Mother's day etc. I keep all associated card, papers, ribbons embellishments and stamped images in the theme and colours that matches the occasion.
When that time of year comes around I just fetch my labelled drawer and everything is ready for me to start working without having to search through my stash.
here is the link to my blog and your candy is top of the list in my side bar.

Elsina said...

Congrats on the 100 posts and your birthday! I hope you"ll have a wonderful day! I posted your candy on my sidebar.

I am new with stamping and don't really have any tips yet. Still learning every day :)

Josie0602 said...

Congrats on 100 posts! I added a post about your giveaway on the sidebar on your blog. I am so excited to be a follower and to add your blog to my list of crafty sites that I visit!

Alica said...

fabulous candy Crystal!
Happy Birthday to you and may all your dreams come true!

I placed your candy info/picture on my sidebar!

Ingrid Marie said...

What a great blog candy!! :-D
I really hope I win!

I'm fairly new to scrapbooking and cardmaking, but I guess I could come with an advice... :
Have fun! <3 :-)

-Ingrid Marie

Ingrid Marie EK said...

My blog: ;-D

scrappin2babygirls said...

Happy B-day! thanks for the great giveaway I've posted your candy HERE! on my blog. Thanks for the chance to win.

Best craft tip I've ever got was to buy a spatula for use with my cricut.. it really makes all the difference.. wish i had gotten one as soon as i had my machine.


Jenn Zeeb said...

Happy Birthday and thanks for the opportunity to winn such a great gift. I am now a follower and will be posting this on my blog. Thanks again and Happy Birthday. My blog address is

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Happy Birthday!! I posted on my blog here.

Thanks for a chance to win!

And my fav tip....ways to store my stash and recycle. For example...use egg cartons for small embellies!!

Stampersue said...

Happy Birthday Crystal you are celebrating with some wonderful candy for us. My favourite tip is to use baby wipes to apply acrylic paint instead of a paint brush it covers so much better and no stray brush marks.

Erika said...

great candy!
i love it!

Rosa Forino said...

Thank you for the chance to win this wonderful candy.
saluti dall'italia public post on
Hugs, rosa
i am new follower
blog creative:
Hugs, rosa

Mopo said...

Happy birthday for your blog!I love the stamps. I love the stamps. My first stamp is a hedgehog. I am a little hedgehog :D

Desiderio&Delizia said...

Happy Birthday and Congrats! I have linked you on my blog....
Your blog is really fantastic, Thanks for a chance to win!

Satoko said...

Wonderful candy! I posted it on the sidebar of my blog:

Hope to be lucky ^^

Shelley said...

Happy birthday! Here's a link to a post about your birthday candy on my blog:
Make sure you use a GOOD strong adhesive (or double down with two) on cards you will mail in the winter. I get cards that have had the adhesive freeze and have fallen apart in the envelope during the winter. A puzzle falls out of the envy instead of the finished card, lol.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Congrats on those posts and Happy Birthday too! thanks for offering us the candy!

Gina said...

Happy Bday!!
Nice Candy
Tengo mis papeles organizados en carpetas de colores, asi es mas facil buscar y encontrar lo que quiero!!

Edel said...

Happy B-day to your blog, dear! I wish you a lot of inspiration!:))))

And thanks for so lovely candy!

poerava said...

merci pour ce candy et bonne anniversaire
bravo pour vos 100 post
vous êtes sur ma barre lateral

Theresa's Studio said...

Happy Birthday Crystal and congrats on 100 posts. Great candy. I have a link on my sidebar and became a follower. Thanks for the great candy offer.
I store Nestabilities on a bulletin board to which I attached magnetic strips. Easy to find and out in the open.

Belinda said...

Hola!! Muchas felicidades por tu primer cumple blog!! :D Tienes un blog genial!!
Si puedo, me encantaria participar en tu precioso sorteo, haber si tengo suerte!
Y un consejo.. No sabria que decirte.. Yo suelo guardar los botones, las cintas, adornos pequeños, que utilizo para mis cosas de scrap en botes de cristal de los que venden en Ikea y me gusta mucho como quedan en mi estanteria de trabajo :)
Saludos cariñosos desde España

Sandra said...

Hello Crystal. Here are some greetings and gratulations from germany :) ans wow, what a great Candy. Link ist in my sidebar, thanks for the chance to win such a nice candy

hugs and greetings
Sandra S

Jan Garber said...

Happy Birthday! Just celebrated one myself! My best tip is to "Never buy supplies on a whim, or a sudden urge." That being said, I am now attempting to organize a new scrap space...and oh, the impulse purchases I regret!Your work and the prize is amazing! Thanks for the chance!

MissWatson said...

Happy Birthday Crystal and congratulations for the 100. Post!

Your Blog ist wonderful and I say THANKS for this Chance :o)

Anonymous said...

Hi Crysta, Happy birthday! I your day is filled with lots of love! Congrats on over 100 posts as well fantastic work!
I have very little material, such as stamps, the pres-existent, get around improvised means, so I have all easily fit in a shelf or on the left edge of the table.
I am pleased to become a follower, that would not miss your wonderful work.
Sorry for my English, I'd be happy to see you in my blog.
Link to the panel.
Hugs, Lisena. =)

ne11 said...

Congrats, dear! The best idea...oh they are so many! But I've got one really favorite :) I don't know how to say it in English, but I think you'll guess what I'm talkin about :) You know the little stars, that glow in the dark when they,ve been at light before that? Hope so :D Well a friend of mine placed that king of star on a card, and turned off the lights. I thougth I was goin' to get a star, because I was seein' only it, an then she gave me the card and...yeah! You can imagine my face when I realised I was holding something bigger than the star :)

Yvonne Russell said...

This is so generous of you. I am a follower of your blog. I have added your blog candy to my sidebar at linked back.

My best craft tip is to use a mini hair straightener to "iron" ribbon. It's compact and can be kept close at hand to use quickly as needed, rather than getting the iron out.

Congratulations on your blog milestones and thanks so much for inviting us to join in the celebrations.

Unknown said...

Sorry forgot my best tip! x if you are on a tight budget, get plain coloured ribbons, gems, peel offs they can all be coloured with permanent pens!!!! x Leigh x

Renae said...

Congrats on all your posts! Im glad I found your blog it was fun to read through. I just started mine so I have a long way to reach 100!! My best tip would be to use an over the door organizer for punches or other odd size crafts items, there easy to get to yet out of the way.
:) Renae

Renae said...

Oh and I forgot to tell you I added your candy to my blog too!

Рени said...

Wonderful candy! Congratulations!!!

Liana said...

I live your candy
My ideas are

My blog with your post is

Annica said...

It is a pleasure to visit your inpiring blog.

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Anonymous said...

Very good post..

Anonymous said...

Thought I would comment and say neat theme, did you make it for yourself? It’s really awesome!.

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot for writing this, it was unbelieveably informative and told me a ton.

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