Monday, July 7, 2008

BLOG CANDY..........I know you want to win this !

ToTe-Tally CooL Tote and A FREE SET OF PaperTrey Ink Stamps................





Yes, that's right. You could win a medium size Tote-ally Cool tote from All My Memories in Brown and Pink as well as a free stamp set of your choice from PaperTrey Ink. If you are not familiar with PaperTrey Ink stamps you are missing out in life. Their stamps, as well as all their other products, are awesome. From the design to the quality and everything in between, you will not be able to find a better acrylic stamp. You can select any stamp choice, other than this months coming release, and receive it and the tote for free just for leaving me a comment about why you enjoy paper crafting, whether it be scrapbooking, card making, or altered art. I love it because of many reasons but I guess the main one is it relaxes me. I began scrapbooking because I saw someone else's book and I feel in love with the idea of keeping those memories alive forever. I realized that by doing this it brought me a peace like no other. I have a chronic illness that flares up under stress and this was just what the doctor ordered. When I get in my space and begin a project, I just get lost. I am so at ease and peaceful. Like I said though, I could name 100 more reasons what I love this art but we don't have time for that, we have blog candy to give away. Please leave 1 comment per person to be fair to everyone else and a winner will be chosen Wednesday, July 9th at Midnight just in time for the new release countdown to start at PaperTrey Ink. The stamp set will be your choice, if it is not available at the time, you have the option to wait until it is in stock again or choose another set.

62 comments:

Cheryl said...

I love to craft, because it relaxes me. All those little details help my brain focus on other things, and I can clear my head when my hands are busy. I also love seeing my finished products, with the satisfaction that I have completed something unique.

cricketpe said...

What generous blog candy! I am just getting into paper crafting, but I like it because I've never thought of myself as someone who is even remotely creative. But with stamping it's relatively easy to make really nice cards. It's quite a sense of accomplishment and I really like sending the homemade cards to my friends rather than buying cards at a store.

Diane said...

I enjoy crafting because it is the one thing I do in a day that stays done. I enjoy making something and then sitting back and saying, "I did this". It is really relaxing.

Mary K said...

I love papercrafting (scrapping, cards, etc.) because it is the best way that I know to express my creativity. There is always a great satisfaction when you complete a project and know you created something original (with your own two hands) that other people will enjoy too.

Thansks for the chance at the blog candy Beverly--it's very generous.

Deanna said...

Hey Bev, Well aren't u nice! :)
I love papercrafting because it helps me to chill! I love the cutting, the stamping, the gluing! Even the organizing of all the supplies and especially the shopping~ oh and also the surfing of everybodies blogs getting inspiration! And it has also allowed me to meet so many fantastic people that I would have never met! Ahhh I'm all warm and fuzzy now! :)

Sara said...

I love papercrafting because it's the first artistic endeavor that I've been successful at! I really enjoy creating cards for other people. It's both relaxing and rewarding.

Davis Family Blogs said...

Thanks Bev.
I love to craft because for those moments I am alone with MY creativity. It is a wonderful hiatis from the whirlwind that is life. When I create for others it is even better because I know they will love it... it's always nice to know you've brightened someone's day.
Hugs...
em

kate2kate said...

Hi,

Scrapbooking and Stamping keeps me sane. It is my therapy. I also have a chronic illness and crafting lets my mind disapear into paper, glue and ink. I also cherish the new friends crafting has brought into my life, internet friends and real life friends.

Kristy Vernon said...

I have so many reasons why I love to craft. Mostly, it's just a time for me to relax but then I also have a great product that I can give to a friend or family member to brighter their day. Thanks for the chance!

melissa.flieg said...

What great blog candy. I love PTI. I enjoy paper crafting because its something that I do just because I enjoy it not because it has to get done. Thanks for the chance to win.

Jessica said...

Wow, how generous!!

I love stamping because it's my outlet and my de-stressing exercise! I also love stamping because of all the amazing people I've met because of it!

Jodi said...

I love to craft because I love being able to make someone else happy with the gift they are getting, usually cards. I also just love that it relaxes me and that I can lose track of time in my little room! Thanks for the awesome opportunity to win the very cool blog candy.

The Stampin' Soldier said...

Ha! How was I supposed to know? LOL!

karenannj said...

I love to scrapbook/stamp because it is my time by myself to be creative and just enjoy doing something because I love to do it. And I just love seeing the finished card or page and the way it all comes together.

Mommoboys said...

Wow! There is so many reasons I love to craft...satisfies my artistic bent, I love to personalize cards & gifts for friends and family, it IS relaxing, I like to recycle and save money and that fits right in with crafting and it's just plain FUN!!

LaurieG said...

Wow, these are two generous gifts. Thanks for that.

I stamp because I find such joy and satisfaction in seeing a completed card that has come together in a short time but looks good. I am an immediate gratification person by nature and this fills that desire while letting me dable in the art world so to speak

Claire Brennan said...

This is really generous of you Beverly - I love crafting because I have some sort of need to make something programmed into my head - I get cranky if i can't do something, I don't know why - I think I inherited the gene from my folks. Card making and stamping appeal to me especially because I can get something finished in one night - as I have more kids i have less time to make things!!

By the way if I was lucky enough to win the blog candy I would like to pay for the shipping - Ireland's a little far away!! lol.

Katie Renz said...

Hi Beverly,

This is some pretty awesome blog candy. I scrapbook really for my kids. I love the fact that they have pictures and memories to look at in the present. Make sense?

I make cards just for me. Being a stay at home right now, it gives me a focus that is also something that I enjoy. There are just so many positives about card making.

Etha said...

Wow that's some generous candy! Pick meeeee LOL, I definitely have some sets that I didn't get yet and that tote looks awesome!
I think I like paper crafting because it is so fast! I used to knit and tat and bead a lot but it always takes quite a while until you have a finished product. With card making or scrap booking you get to play around with toys and colors and actually walk away with something finished after very short time, I like that.

unvme618 said...

awesome blog candy. I love PTI products. I enjoy paper crafting because its something that I do just for me, to relax and get away from the kids(3 and 1 year old. ANd i just love sending friends and family homemade cards. Thanks for a chance to win!

Jeni said...

Thank you for being so generous & offering up this wonderful prize!

One of the reasons I love to craft is because it's a great way to make wonderful personalized gifts for family & friends.

Heidi said...

I love paper crafting becuase it is so relaxing. It also gives me a chance to be creative. Thanks for a chance to win Bev!

Diana said...

I just started papercrafting 7 months ago. I enjoy it because it is a hobby I can share with my 12 year old daughters. Cards are such a fun craft because they are little spots of beauty in the middle of our chaotic life (and they're recyclable when you get tired of them!).

Casey said...

great giveaway! I've wanted to do scrapbooking for awhile but still haven't gotten into it, but I do some altered art. I love making something that was once plain look pretty, it always makes me feel really good

ALLY said...

I just love the whole process of scrapbooking and card making. I love taking the photos, I love finding the papers and adding the embellishments and best of all... I love it because I can have a finished project done in a matter of minutes!
Allison Cope
sosketchy@live.com

Philomena said...

I began paper crafting a few years ago with my mom. It was a fun activity that we could do together while talking and really allowed us to get very close. Since then I have moved away from home but continue to craft because everytime I see a cute card for sale in the store I say "Oh, I could so make that!" Not to mention, making cards and scrapbooking give me many reasons to shop which I LOVE to do.

Jewels said...

WOW!! What generous Candy. I love to paper crafts as a form of stress release. My day just melts away to nothing after making a few cards! and the feeling is even better when I have a handmade card on hand and ready to give for any occasion!

jcarilyn said...

It's the only thing I'm OCD about. I could care less about the dishes and the dust bunnies, but when it comes to crafting..I'm all over it. I've only been stamping for about 6 months and haven't found my own style yet, but I keep seeing such gorgeous cards (and spending some serious moola), so one of these days, I'll actually come out of my shell and create fabulous works of art! (okay...coming off my cloud now). Thank for letting me comment,you have an awesome blog!

Sara Paschal said...

I love to craft to have something handmade to give to others along with the break it gives me from the mothering of three girls.

princess said...

I enjoy papercrafting because there's such satisfaction after you finish a project and it's my outlet for creativity after a long day at work.

Regan said...

How generous are you BEV???

I love to craft because it keeps me sane!!! I think my family is for the better if I'm allowed to escape to my cormer of the basement.. haha!!

Estivalia said...

cool blog candy! I'd love to have this tote to get organized my favourite stuff :) (I don't have any friends that make cards or scrapbooks, so I can't go to crops :( )

I love making cards and rubberstamping because it relaxes me. I have some OCD and when I stamps it's the only time i'm not concerned about anything.

The second reason why I love rubberstamping is because I can paint without actually knowing how to draw, LOL :D

thanks for the chance to win!

Monica said...

WoW Bev! Thanks for the chance to win some AWSOME Blog Candy!
I Love to Scrapbook and Stamp both! Why you ask? Because being that I am a SAHM to 3 lil ones it is what give me peice of mind at the end of the day! It is very relaxing to me to be able to Create something Special for myself and others whom I know will enjoy it as much as I did making it!

((Hugs))
Monica

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calliezant said...

In a word...paper crafting is therapeutic. Though in certain seasons I don't find the time for it that I would like, it is always there for me to come back to.

stefanie@stationerywithstyle.com said...

Great giveaway!

Well, I love papercrafting because I like working with my hands. Since I was a child, I enjoyed making things and cards and scrapbooking are no exception. It's also a great stress reliever for me. I put so much thought into my project that the rest of my cares disappear.

cadnileb said...

Wow, you're so generous Bev! :-) I love crafting because its a chance to express my creativity and give back to someone at the same time. I've always loved giving cards and writing letters. Crafting my own cards allows me to share it with others! In addition, I spend my entire work day in front of a computer, so crafting keeps me from spending the rest of the day in front of a computer!

Thanks for the chance to win!

K said...

I luv paper crafting because it gives me a chance to escape (zone out)and be creative. This also helps me wind down from a long day at work.

Kacey Elliott said...

Super Blog candy Bev! I love your shipping department! To answer your question, I have always been a crafter of some sort, just never saw me as a stamper until two years ago. My littlest wasn't even a year and I felt like my brain had turned to mush. I hadn't scrapped in over two years at that point and as much as I wanted to, it just stressed me out. But stamping cards and projects gives me immediate gratification and I get to use my brain! Thanks for the opportunity to share!

Tina W said...

Thanks so much for the generous blog candy! Crafting (especially card making) is so relaxing for me because it puts me in a zen-like state a lot of the time and I love to be creative and make things for others. Giving something homemade just adds such a personal touch and makes people feel special that you took the time to think of them! :o)

Cynthia said...

Papercrafting is my therapy. Its my way of relaxing. Thanks so much Cynthia

Pam said...

I love paper crafting because it provides me with a creative release that nothing else comes close to. Thanks for the opportunity!

~ Pam
(prhansen on PTI forum)

Leah said...

I love to papercraft because it gives me a creative outlet which I need emotionally. I use to dance and had to stop due to some physical issues and when I found papercrafting I felt like I found another way to express myself. Thank you for your generous give away!

Toni said...

I love to craft as it gives me time to myself and I can think of others without lifes interuptions.

verna said...

Fun - I guess I just like to play. =:-)

Tracy said...

Wow, I could have sworn I commented but I don't see my name anywhere! This is so generous of you Bev. I love to craft because I enjoy being creative and working with my hands. I also love that, with cards, I can give them to someone else to make their day that much more enjoyable.

Scrapping Julie said...

WOW what awesome blog candy. I love to craft because it makes me happy. i love for my daughter to look at a finshished product and say with such a big smile on her face and say "oh moma, that is soooo pretty!!"
Julie

Kerry J. said...

Wow - amazing blog candy! Thanks so much! I make cards because it keeps me sane! In a world of being a stay at home mom to two young kids and a wife, I feel like it's the one thing I do for myself.

IamDerby said...

Bev, You are beyond generous! Wow awesome blog candy! I love to craft because its fun. My son (he is 4) He calls it my play. Momma are you doing your play? And thats exactly how I think of it.

MichellePayne said...

I love crafting because it offers me unlimited opportunities to feel successful at something! A close runner up would be that my son has taken a liking to it also, so it gives us something special to do together and encourages conversation about things other than cartoons and video games :)

elise said...

thanks so much for doing this beverly!!!
i love papercrafting the most out of all the crafting i do (stained glass, knitting, croceting, etc) because i can get a whole thing done in 1 sitting!!! i can whip out a card on an as needed basis, and my dd has lovely scrapbooks that she will be able to keep forever.
elise

sharon d said...

I love to stamp because I am a little designer inside, but I can't draw. Stamping takes care of the drawing for me--I get to plan the colors, layout, embellishments, overall look--and I can create something beautiful, even with no drawing talent.

Thanks for the very generous blog offer!

the whimsical butterfly said...

My last attempt got lost in cyberspace LOL

The thing I love most about this craft is that it is just a true reflection of me in everything I do. Whether it be showing off my most precious children in a scrapbook page or that perfect birthday card for a friend, it all screams "Jess" and I think it's great for people to see that in eerything I do.

Also, doing things like ATC swaps has really introduced me to some great new friendships and I cherish that as well! Thanks for the cool opportunity!

amber said...

Bev, wow your generosity with this candy amazes me!


I love papercrafting because it combines my love for colors, paper, and coloring all into on craft. I have always loved scrapbook paper and quickly realized I am more of a card maker then a scrapper. I have always colored as well long past the typical coloring age :). I still buy new crayons yearly at the back to school sales.

Jak said...

I love to craft because I get lost in the creativity and every card or scrapbook page is a new adventure.

Judith A. Novak said...

Beverly,
What a very nice Blog Candy offering. The Tote-Ally cool tote from AMC in the pink and brown colours has always been my favorite and would be ideal for my supplies on the upcoming cruise and you know how much I like the PaperTrey stamp sets. I would love to win so I could choose one for my sister who lives in Denver and is visiting me this summer.
Thanks for the opportunity!
Judith

Sharon Williams said...

I love papercrafting even though I just discovered it a year ago. I can complete something realatively quick most of the time, and the inspiration on the web is awesome. Thank you for offering such generous blog candy.

Sharon Williams

Cindy Holshouser said...

For me it is a form of relaxation and pure enjoyment. Thanks for this little contest.

Anonymous said...

WOW! What generous blog candy! I love to papercraft because it helps me relax and be creative. I have so many family members that appreciate my cards, it also helps boost my ego! It is so nice to love something that others can appreciate!

Jennifer S

Katy Frame said...

Why I love papercrafting.. It gives me, ME time! Also I love the feeling of giving friends/family/etc. something that I made. I know when I receive something that someone made, I feel like they took the extra time because they care!

How generous you are to be doing this giveaway! I hope I win! :) I have been wanting (did I say wanting? I meant NEEDING) the Little Lady set! ;)

Thanks for the chance to win, I love your blog!

Anita said...

I love papercrafting because it allows me an outlet to be artistic with my oh so limited artistic ability. :) Thank you for the chance at such a generous gift!

Anonymous said...

I have always loved to craft ever since I can remember. It's like creating little works of art, especially with cardmaking! It is very relaxing therapy!
Sandy Kay