**CANDY IS CLOSED**
Thank You for joining us!
(Warning very looooong post)
My one year blogoversary is coming up
so it is a great reason to celebrate and say
Thank You to everyone that follows me and
says such lovely things about my creations!!
Even when I am not happy with my work,
everyone is very kind and it means a lot.
It is always a wonderful start to my day to wake up and hear how wonderful I am by all you kind friends!
I wanted to do a blog candy when I
reached 100 followers back in February, to thank
my great peeps, but money did not allow it at the time. So I have been collecting tid-bits ever since
to give one giant THANK YOU to
everyone for your awesomeness!!!!!
(Well, let me clarify, as much as I would like to,
I can't give a gift to everyone, but I
have a couple to share.)
To my faithful followers and to my new
followers "Thank You" does not seem to be enough,
soooooooo lets let the party get started!
Rules (only one)
You do not have to be my follower
(Unless of course you like
what you see and just want to)
You also do not have to post it on your sidebar,
again, unless you just want to.
You do however need to completely expose your illness when it comes to how addicted you
are to crafting!
(Come on now nothing is really free...
You have to work a little here!!)
Now when I say completely expose yourself, this is a family show, so of course I do not mean literally,
I repeat I do not mean literally! LOL!
I do want know all the details
of how badly you have been bitten by the crafting bug.
What I really want is for people to make me feel better about myself knowing there might be someone
out there more ill than me! LOL!
So first let me entice you with the goodies so you can think about your problem, then I will share
my addictions and let you "top that" at the end.
First, I would like to give a gift to my bestest
buddy Dorcas who
drug me into this mess I mean
introduced me to this wonderful world of blogging!
I thought we would just take her out of the
running and give her her own gift.
Just a little catch girlfriend... You must also
expose yourself like everyone else in order to claim your prize. You must use your illness and not mine!!
It will be revealed when the other winners are posted as to what you have won.
Dorcas Gift #1
Contents Of Gift # 2
K&Co. Somerset Scrap Kit
School Days Scrap Kit By Pebbles
7 Pc. Clear Stamp Set By Inkadinkadoo
3 Pc. Clear stamp Set By Making Memories
1 Dimensional Frame By K&Co.
1 Grand Adhesions By K&Co.
1 Set of Chipboard Frames By Making Memories
4 Dimensional Sticker Sets By Making Memories
1 EK Success butterfly Pop Up Punch
1 Martha Stewart Hydrangea Edge Punch
3 Sheets Of Thank You Stickers By Heidi Swapp
1 Pack Of Purple Mini Roses By Recollections
2- Packs Of Pearl Flowers by Oplaline
5- Making Memories Assorted Eyelets- Pastels
Contents Of Gift # 3
Simply Perfect Wedding Scrap Kit
Colorbok Scrap Kit
Mini Page Kit by Colorbok
1 Flower Chipboard Book
7Pc. Clear Stamp Set By Inkadinkadoo
7Pc. Clear Stamp Set By Recollections
2 Grand Adhesions By K&Co.
3 Pages Thank You Stickers By Heidi Swapp
1 EK Success Edger Punch
1 EK Success Butterfly Pop Up Punch
1 Pack Of Orange Mini Roses
2 Pack Of Pearl Flowers By Opaline
5 Making Memories Assorted Eyelets- Earth Tones
Gift #4- A mystery package!
I will keep adding to this gift as time
Gift #5 Bunny Zoe's Gift Card 10lb
Gift #6 Bunny Zoes' Gift Card 5lb.
Gift # 7
A $10.00 Gift Certificate to
Another $10.00 Gift Certificate to
Candy Ends Monday July 18th
OK now that you see what is on the table now lets talk about how to be eligible.
I want to know how badly you have been bitten by the bug. How addicted are you? The more you expose yourself, (Again, not literally!) and the funnier your comments are, the better your chances.
If you have a gift preference you may put it by your name and you will be put in that draw. If not then it will be random.
**This is a revision**
All comments up to this point are acceptable
and in the running. I saved the questions so I know what your
answers are referring to
I removed the questions so you don't feel you have to answer everything. So I am instead exposing myself and giving you opportunity to top that...
If you think that is bad listen to this....
Again I am looking for funny and if you need to
go to crafter's anonymous!
Hello my name is Stacey and I am addicted
OK Here is brutal honesty.
Grab a cup of something I have a lot to confess!
I like to start off with some form of chocolate. It helps me get in a creative frame of mind and gets the happy juices flowing.
When I am looking for the perfect embellishment and can't find it in my stash I will roam the house looking for something I can steal and completely desecrate it. It is like having a closet full of clothes and having nothing to wear. So I look in flower baskets, buttons on clothes, dangling jewels on blankets, pillows & lampshades. Fringe, tassels, metal do dads. Anything is fair game! In the rare chance I do buy something for the home or even clothes, if it has something fun on it to use later when it is old, that helps me to make a decision to purchase it. Pretty jewels, flowers, awesome buttons, a metal tag. Everything has potential to end up on my crafting table!
When I am cleaning (Notice the word when. A very rare occurrence these days) out the closet I used to have this rule "If I have not worn it in a year" it goes rule. Now it is "What can I take off this and use in my crafts" rule. I started this after I regretted deeply not keeping my wedding dress so I could use all the beautiful gems, pearls & lace on our Wedding album. It had gotten ruined shortly after we got married when we had it cleaned. It came back with pearls melted and the roses all apart. So It was always such a sore subject, I just wanted to get rid of it and gave it to goodwill. I immediately realized what I had done, but it never turned up. So after that regret, I NEVER let that happen again! NOTHING gets past me and my scissors anymore!
There are times I have been in a public place and see a ribbon, or buttons, jewels (Can you see I have an attraction to jewels? If it is shiney I am entranced with the possibilities) and have been tempted to pick it up. Depends where it is if it actually ends up in my purse. I drew the line at the public restroom. At least I have limits! LOL
I find suicide jumper jewels and other do-dads EVERYWHERE! The car, the bottom of my feet, hair, couch, in the dryer, in my pocket, my husband's hair the list is endless. When I sweep the floor (Notice the word when again) I am forever finding jewels and eyelets and other bits so I have been known to raid the dust pan. It just feels wrong to throw them out. It feels as if I am murdering one precious jewel at a time. So I MUST save them. I have been known to save some out of the vacuum as well. I see them spinning in the canister saying:"Help me!" So like any good person would I save the day and bring them to safety. And yes, I have even saved some from the paper trash. So far there has been nothing worth rooting through the food trash, but if I had too, I would put on my hero cape and plow through to save the day. I posed the question earlier that if the dog ate something how valuable would it have to be before you "waited for it" I don't own a dog either like many of you, but it would have to be something really precious to me. Like my Martha Stewart Punches or Spellbinders diecuts. Since I don't foresee coming across a dog that big, phew, I don't have to worry about that one! Just trying to justify how "normal" I am!
As I mentioned before and it seemed to gross out some of you, things would often get stuck to the cat's butt. Which means he used to lay in the middle of my projects and because he had very long hair, he ended up with many things stuck to him. Sometimes I would loose things and have no idea what happened to them, I just had it. Then I would find it stuck to his tail or bottom. I have also found things that I just had, on my sleeve or even in the chocolate covered raisins. How did that get there? After an insane search for a sticker I just had, I found it on my sleeve about an hour later. And don't think Dorcas did not make fun of me for that one! I still am living that one down!
My husband hurt his back a few months ago and is still out of work healing. So he is now starting to realize that I don't slave all day cleaning the house as I previously convinced him of. (I was quite crafty at making the house "appear clean" so there is more time to craft.) "be careful, I just washed the floor!" (15 min before he came home) He also sees that dinner did not take all day either. It took 20 min because I crafted all day and sort of forgot that we need to eat. He is also starting to see that not every package I receive in the mail is blog candy or something I have won. He also sees that when food gets very low, somehow craft goodies are still finding there way in the house.
" I have no idea how that new package of Nesties ended up in my room!!" I must use it, no sense letting a perfectly good package of Nesties go to waste!
Who needs food anyway! As long as I have my chocolate we are good to go!
That leads into my definite obsession with collecting craft goodies. I LOVE paper and think I am responsible for wiping out a whole rain forest myself. I have been known to have a paper pack or two or three or four... I recycle other items to make myself feel better for my responsibility in depleting trees everywhere. But the paper is so pretty!!!! Then you have companies like K&Co. that target people like me so I have to get EVERYTHING that matches! I could open a store with my stash! I won't, but I could. I told my husband if something happens to me don't throw out my stuff, you could live comfortably on that a while! That is not entirely true, because as all you crafter know, if you can't use a 40% off coupon none of us would buy it!
OK, so there you have it. I am sure there is more, but I have bored you enough! Now it is your turn. Can you top that?... Go ahead give it a try. There has to be someone worse than me. Right?!! We just have to find someone willing to admit it!
I do want to see some funny stuff !! Expose it all, well you know what I mean. The more you share, the greater your chances to win!
Have fun with this and Thank You very much for all your support this past year!