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Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Blog 2nd Anniversary and Blog Candy!!

LOL! I'm posting this blog candy on all of my blogs. Only one entry will apply. . .you may choose any of my blog to comment but only one entry will apply for all blogs.

Hey Everyone!!! Friday, December 5th is my Blog 2nd Anniversary! I was going to wait until the 5th to announce the blog candy but I want to get the package out before the Christmas rush kicks in. The blog candy will run from from December 3rd (today) and will end on Wednesday, December 10th, 12:00 midnight PST. The blog candy is open to US and Canadian residents only. I'm sorry for the International readers, I hate doing customs at the post-office. It's painful!

It's been such a wonderful 2 years of crafting and blogging and especially meeting such wonderful people who I would never have met if it wasn't for this fabulous world of blogging. Thank you for inspiring me, entertaining me, and just being kind and encouraging. I, especially, appreciate my regular blog readers who always comment with such kind words. . .you brighten my day when ever I receive your comments or emails!!

Whenever I visit a blog, I ALWAYS read what the blogger writes. That is one reason why I take a long time to make my rounds as far as commenting your blogs. I actually read what you write and I like to comment on what your talk about. I not only enjoy the beautiful work that you post on your blogs, but I especially enjoy reading what you have to say.

  • So here's the deal. . .one entry per person.
    Comment on this post by linking a blog that you regularly like to READ. . .not because of their beautiful art work but because you like what they write aside from the subject of card making, scrapbooking, or any art work. Tell me why you like to read this person's blog. The blog don't have to be stamping, cardmaking, scrapbooking related. . .any blog applies. I will, in time, follow those links and read them myself as well.
  • Please leave a comment on this blog. . .do not email me because I cannot keep track of my emails! LOL!!
  • Everyday until the blog candy ends next Wednesday. . .I'll add a new item in addition to what is pictured and listed below. This is just the start of the prizes!! Whoohoo!!
  • Link this blog candy on your blog and you'll receive an extra entry. Please let me know on your comment that you'll be linking this blog candy on your blog. Thanks!!
One winner will be RANDOMLY chosen and announced on Thursday, December 11th. If the winner do not respond within 48 hours, I will choose a new winner because I want to get the package mailed out as soon as possible.

Here is the list of items so far:

1. Marcella by K&CO rubber stamp set (Happy Occasion)
2. High Hopes rubber stamp (Birdies Fried - Snowlady)
3. CD Tin Case for altering
4. Kaleidacolor Rainbow Dye Ink (Spectrum)
5. Making Memories Charmed Plaques (Mini Bugs)
6. Making Memories Tagged Squares
7. Lasting Impressions Buttons
8. Pressed Petals Monday Metal self-adhesive frames
9. Jolee's Boutique Sticker Collage
10. Heidi Grace Alpha Chipboard Stickers with Flocking (Snowflake Park)
11. Heidi Grace Rub-ons
12. Heidi Grace Shape decorations Plastic Embellishments (Vineyard)
13. My Moments Peel n' Stick
14. Jolee's by You Kid Gift Bag
15. Sticko Stuffed Ups Adhesive Envelopes
16. Making Memories Boho Chic Ephemera Stickers
17. Prima Flowers
18. K&Company Metal Art
19. Jolee by You Fumky Spiral embellishment
20. Holiday Clear Stamps
21. Favorite Finds Shell Buttons
22. Best Occasion Foil Chipboard Accents

Be sure to check back daily to see what else I've added to the prize. Good luck!!

December 4th - I added a container full of Prima Flowers!

Here are the additional items I promised to add to the blog candy!! Whoohoo!!

K&Company Metal Art

Jolee by You Fumky Spiral embellishment

Holiday Clear Stamps

Favorite Finds Shell Buttons

Best Occasion Foil Chipboard Accents


Katherine said...

Congratulations on 2 terrific years, Maria!!!

My favorite blog to read is

Notes from a Cottage Industry by Tracey Buxton is full of life observations, quotes to live by, how-to's and gorgeous vintage goods that Tracey has restored or repurposed, and, of course, cupcakes!! Love her blog!


CM2 said...

Generosity must be your middle name! How kind!
I can't pick a favorite there are quite a few very well put together blogs... but for sheer volume and creativity ... the blog I have listed below gets high marks! Projects and templates abound... detailed photos and tutorials are just a few highlights! ^o^ CM2

Kimber said...

Yummo!! Is that a word?
Love the stash!
Love your work as well, who wouldn't?
My favorite blog is Glenda's(known as Unicorn1 in some circles) She is extremely talented and inspiring, although I find her works of art not to be my style(I love vintage, just too chicken to try it)I think this Chica rocks all and everything she puts her mind to. She is funny and down to earth and she always has kind and encouraging words for everyone. She makes me want to be better!
Thank you Maria for letting us share your 2 year blog Anniversary with ya!

Charlene said...

Congratualtions on your Blogaversary!! I think I must have been reading it since the beginning without realizing it you thad recently started because I've printed out tons of your ideas as inspiration.

A blog I LOVE is here:

This woman is so talented at decorating, crafting, writing, will be hard pressed to leave her site. Enjoy and continued success and blessings.

Valarie said...

Happy Anniversary, Maria! I really enjoy your blog! I think I already have it linked on my own, but will check as soon as I finish with the comment. I'll also put a link for your blog candy mentioned here.
Here is a blog that I enjoy very much! This lady has so much talent and shares it very kindly with everyone, and a great sense of humor to boot!!
Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us!!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

I love reading Mish's blog. When she writes, you feel like you are her best friend and you are sitting together having tea. Ü

Cindy J. said...

That's really incredible. I just started a blog a few weeks back, so I know the dedication it takes. Mine is the "reading" type, and I hope that I can make a few people smile... that' s my goal! So a big congrats!

My favorite blog to read is She is a totally hilarious writer many of us gals can relate to (she has a few books, Jen Lancaster).

Thanks for the shot at blog candy!

Cindy J.

Kathi said...

My go to first blog is this one:
It's a daily journal by the mother of a soldier severly injured in Afghanistan at the end of May. She is an incredible mother!! If you have a minute check out all this family has sacrificed for our freedom. Congrats on your anniversary & thanks for the chance at some fab blog candy.

Juliann said...

Great blog candy!! Thanks for the chance!
I have 2 that come to mind,
First: is Curt's blog
He always makes me laugh, and has great stories, it is just a pleasure to read what he has written (plus he is super talented).
My next one is
She is a very talented writer, for although she has not posted for a bit, her archived stories are soooo worth scrolling back to, I hope she posts again soon!

Anonymous said...

My favorit is:
because she has the best recipes and I love reading the story "high heels to tractor wheels", the story how she met her cowboy husband...and she has the BEST and funniest clips of her everyday live on a ranch!

pescbrico said...

Happy anniversary!!!
My favorite blog to read is :
Because she always have fun info on new stuff!

Claire said...

I love all sorts of blogs and it was really tough to choose , but I would choose the cake Doctors as one of my faves



Love the ideas of desserts being turned into different types of desserts and as for Melstampz. I just love reading her blog. getting templates ideas the works

Thank you for the chance to win some great candy.

Glenda T. said...

That blog candy looks so yummy!! One of my fave blogs I like to read is Callista's

because she has a great sense of humour and always has such yummy pics of food!! I love reading what she eats (yeah, I'm wierd that way!) and seeing her fun pictures.

Thanks for the chance to win!

Jane said...

One of my favourite blogs to read is because Jen not only inspires me to be creative but she also inspires me to be the best person I can be.

Please do take the time to read her wonderful blog!

2 Worlds said...

Congrats Again
I linked you !

Kimber said...

Just thought I would let you know that I did link ya on my blog but you were already there.(In my Blog List) Very pretty Christmas card by the way. Would love to get a card like that from someone!! LOL!!

Shiozaki Beach girls said...

Nice give away! wow Maria!

Barbara said...

hmm.... my favorite blog is Sharon of
I dont know her personally but she is always out there creating and shares so much of her art. I love her mantra of stamping simply

Paper doll said..., unique, simple elegant cards. She has beautiful pictures of her fabulous trips and weekend outings.

Happy Anniversary!!

Lablady2007 said...

Happy 2nd to you ...happy 2nd to youuu..etc..Well besides your blog i would have to say the next in line would be:
I love the ease and feel of her blog . She has just the right tutorials for my CB and always makes me want to do the projects. Ya know its a shame to spend money on a CB and have it sit and gather dust. I want to thank you for sharing and calling on everyone's favs... now i need to go browsing. Crap more time sitting at puter. LOL

Cheryl said...

Congratulations on 2 years of terrific blog entries, Maria. I adore your work and read every blog entry. I like to read the blog because there are many great ideas for children in it and I love ideas for my grands. Thanks Maria for this wonderful candy but most of all thank you for blessing us with your fabulous creativity.
Cheryl Sims

Maria said...

I absolutely love your work! Happy 2nd Anniversary!!

My favorite blog changes often as I keep finding new great places! But right now I like The Pink Stamper:

KarenF said...

HAPPY 2ND ANNIVERSARY!! I love cking out your blog. I always find something new and fun to read.

My favorite blog besides yours is:
This blog is wonderful. Not only does she show you her designs for cards & etc. She teaches you alot about her farm. I love it! I check it just about everyday.

Congrats on the Blog Anniversary!!

lisa808 said...


Happy 2nd blogerversary!

I always 'check-in' with Corinne, a.k.a. Roxy. Besides her great creations, she is always so upbeat and inspiring. She shares her life as well as her talent. Here is the link to her blog:

I'm also posting your candy on my blog. Here is the link:

Thanks for the chance to win such awesome candy!

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Plastic Card said...

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Card Printer said...

Congratulations on your 3rd year!!

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