Wednesday, October 13, 2010

HUGE 1-1-5 Blog Candy, The beginning...recent edit about posting

 This candy is now closed to further comments
 I'll be going through the comments, checking them for "correctness of following instructions" then putting all those names in a hat (or bowl) First I will pick the big winner, and check their blog for their location to make sure they are in North America, if they are GREAT! (then no re-picking is necessary)
Then I will pick the other 3 winners.

Hello and THANK YOU to all my followers!!
Updated 10/ 20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17...Last update 11/24

Here is Picture #1 of my HUGE 1-1-5** BLOG CANDY
 same items, 2 views
Just 21 items out of the 115**
 Here is what is in the photo:
1... 8oz. BN UO package of Signature Blend Gevalia Coffee
2...8 oz. BN UO package of Breakfast Blend Gevalia Coffee
3... BNIB 140oz. Stainless steel Travel mug from Gevalia
4...1 box of 6 rolls(4 feet per roll) of Boutique Specialty ribbon "Boutique Creme" by American crafts
5...1 box of 6 rolls(4 feet per roll) of Boutique Specialty ribbon "Boutique Brunet" by American crafts
6...1 Newman's Own mints tin for you to alter
7...1 BN round art sponge 
8... 1 BN Micron Black 01 pen bySakura (great for journaling or doing zentangle art)
9... 1 BN package of 3 Aqua brushes (3 sizes) by Royal-Langnickel
10...1 BN 20ml Ultra Fine Sage FLOWER SOFT
11...1 BN 30ml Fuchsia FLOWER SOFT
12...1 BN 30ml Autumn FLOWER SOFT
13...1 BN 1oz High Tack PVA Glue by FLOWER SOFT
14 & 15...2 BN packs of 10 FLOWER SOFT wires
16...1 BN Booklet of art-"Artsy Collage, Mary Anne's WORD GARDEN" by Hot Off The Press
17...1 BN Vintage wood sign "Family" by Li'l Davis Designs
18...1 BN Fresh n Funky "Inspirables" frame in Turquoise by EK Success
19 & 20...2 BN Pre-assembled fabric tags (2 different designs) by Deluxe Designs
21... BN sealed "Design your own card kit"--18 4.5" x 6" cards, 18 envelopes, with 90 embellishments, 20 inside greetings,-- all occasion in a pretty reusable box (distributed by A C Moore)
In this picture: Art desk calendar for 2011
23...BNUM  "Best Blossoms" stamp set from Stampin' Up
24... a dream catcher
25...a Lavendar pen/marker
26 & 27...2 BNUO Fabrico pigment ink pads made for fabrics (a  shade of pink and aqua)
28..."Mariposa" box of 100 decorated chipboard shapes including letters
In this Photo:
#29... This is the bag--measurements:
gusset on bottom 4", sides seams 4", Height from bottom seam to top 12"
approx 15" long (hard to measure as it is now stuffed with stuff)
Has a large zippered pocket across bag on the outside
has a pocket on each side
Has a zippered pocket on the inside and a cell phone pocket
2 handles (straps) Measured at the spot where you would hold it 10" high off bag

In this photo:
30...Package of Modern Birdie Notecards & envies
31...Sheet of Card stock stickers
32...Package of 24 REEVES watercolor pencils
33...Micron pen .05 black
34...Bag with 2 each of 3 designs printed tape
35...GHIRARDELLI milk chocolate bar with Toffee
In this Photo:
36...Fiskars clear stamps
37...Autumn Leaves clear stamps
38...Crop & Glue assorted size glue dot package
39...Mini photo album
40...Package of petal cards...blank white
41...Package of envelopes to go with the petal cards
42...Heart warming designs sticker sheet
43...K&Co. designer mat stack
44...3 deluxe designs laser cuts...decorative die cuts
45...7 Gypsy mini paper clips in tin
46...7 Gypsy arrow photo turns in pewter
47...7 Gypsy arrow photo turns in black

In this photo:
48...BNIP Glue Glider Pro
49...BNIP Hewlitt-Packard "Creative Scrapbook Assistant"
50...Large button and screen, solar calculator, screen lifts up
51&52...Rub-ons from 7Gypsy
53...BNIP Around the block antiquing tool (something to go with this coming up in another photo)
54...BNIP Alex Kesh Crushed Velvet Flowers
55...Words sticker sheet

 In These Photos(2 views):
56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63... 8 quality collage sheets...from Collage Stuff, Alpha Stamps, Altered Pages & ARTchix studios. On Vellum, glossy presentation paper, and white card stock.
64... Cadbury Large Dairy Milk Chocolate Bar
65, 66, 67, 68, 69... 5+ yards (in 10 1/2 yard pieces) of Ribbon
70-89...20+ yards (in approx 1 yard pieces) of fiber
90-99...10+ yards (in approx 1 yard pieces) of other Ribbons
100...BNIP "Little Black Dress Designs" Pink "Rockettes"

Last pictures coming up!!

 In this picture:
101...1 set of 10 12 X 12 sheets of Jenny Bowlin papers
102...Dove Chocolate bar
103...set of wedding embellishments--silver glitter letters, wedding rub-ons, and black and white fancy paper ribbons
104...Around the block paper ribbons (can be used with the around the block antiquing tool)
 In these pictures (2 views):
105...1 set of 12 matching pairs of 12 X 12 paper for 2 page L/O's

 In these pictures(2 views):
106...1 set of 15 single 12 X 12 papers

 In these pictures (2 views):
107...Daisy D's file folder album
108...Package of Dover designs Rub-ons
109...Gin-X words of friendship 12 X 12 sheet
110...One Pipette 
111...approx. 3 yards of Halloween colors Punchinella (black, Orange and sparkly green)
112 & 113...2 packages of Daisy D's Card stock Die Cuts
114...Creative Imaginations Art Warehouse transparent thoughtz stickers
115...Pebbles Inc. Baby Labels
There you have it, 115 items, some big, some small, all good!
OK now here is how you can win:
1. you MUST be a follower (I encourage you to do this ONLY if you like my blog, because if you sign up to follow, and then you remove yourself after this blog candy is drawn, you will not be included in future giveaways on this blog, my followers are special to me, therefore I look for sincerity)
2. (recent edit)COMMENT on THIS post about a PAST POST** of mine that you enjoyed.  (** as in BEFORE this post)

1 extra chance if you take one of the above pictures and the link to my blog and place it on your side bar (make a separate comment here letting me know this with a link to your blog)

(edited)1 extra chance if you take either of the pictures pictures and blog about my blog, and my giveaway (make a separate comment here letting me know this with a link to THAT post on your blog)

Every Wednesday between now and  November 24th I will post another picture of more of the items in the candy-- **If you post about my blog and this edited post with the new pictures, each week after I add to it, and comment about it on this post, you will receive another chance. (for each week that you do it)

**100 items will be going to one winner (US & Canada only folks, sorry it will be a heavy package)  the other 15 items will be broken into 3 winners(can be international)


Scrap Vamp said...

What a generous person you are! That prize looks amazing!, looks so good! I must say I enjoyed the post you created for the Practical Magic Blog Party. It was a very creative and so much fun! I liked that it was interactive! Have a great day!


Layla Morgan Wilde said...

Hi Susan, that's quite the stash!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

So devious you are for your deception! You're quite d'clever one. :-)
Su-sieee! Mac
This and That. Here and There. Now, Sometimes Then.

Jenny said...

Hi Susan. This is puzzling to me. Where are the participants for this?

I had a little trouble getting to this link and I wonder if others encountered that difficulty as well.

I don't do sidebar links but if you want me too I will totally put a live link in my post for tomorrow.

This looks like some amazing goodies you have here.

I can't imagine why you don't have 100 entries!

Just scratching my head here.

lissa said...

coming from jenny's alphabe-thursday - I'm not entering the giveaway - I just wanna say hello - so, hello!

Judie said...

Wow! That's a lottalotta stuff you're giving away for FREE!

Practical Magic is one of my absolute favorite movies of all time!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I am so sorry I missed you last week. I try to get to everyone every week. This is such great idea and a great prize.

criticalcrass said...

hi! this looks like a really great prize! jenny was smart to mention it on her blog. it is a bit of a bummer that only a few folks have entered, and i'm sorry for that. i hope jenny's mention makes this better.

i myself, though, i don't normally participate in giveaways. i know. i know. what sane person doesn't like free things?

obviously i'm crazy.

but i wanted to wish you luck in that more participate.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Congratulations on having 115 followers! :)

RNSANE said...

Goodness, you are really having an amazing giveaway. I cannot even imagine paying the postage for all that. My blogaversary, I did a $50Visa gift card, a CD, and a copy of my poetry book - you're over the top!

You're terrific!

House On Beach Street said...

Wow, amazing prizes. I'm a follower & I love your Halloween arches. I haven't done that type of art in a long, long time & adore the ones you've done. Super job.

H said...

Oh my word!! Masses of stuff! What a generous giveaway.

I'm on the wrong side of the Atlantic for most of this, but I hope you find people start queueing up to enter :)

jfb57 said...

Hello - so nice to meet you. I have been very remiss in not visiting as much as normal. No excuse but the last few weeks have been a nightmare. I hope you enjoy your competition!

Greg said...

I really enjoy your straight forward approach to blogging. You tell it like it is and don't hold anything back, especially when you had your fire. The way you presented the situation lead me to believe I was there and could feel your frustration. And yes, I am a follower!

My name is PJ. said...

Hi! Nice to meet you. I'm not a giveaway kind of gal, but I always enjoy a new blog!

RedTedArt said...

Wow! Looks like a FABULOUS prize!! Very generous of you!

I am new to your blog and will have a good nosey around now!

Soundsl ike you do some creative things, and I LOVE crafts, so hopefully we are in good company!


Tony, Jimi, Nicki, Joey, Ryan and Kaycee said...

Hi! Wow...what an amazing thing you are doing! I have found you through my friend Jenny...I personally have been out of blogging for awhile, and just came back about a week ago. I am realizing what I have missed about blogging...finding all of these cool sites to visit!
I am sorry to say I have not been to your site before, so i can't actually say what I like about your past posts...but I look forward to reading your blog and finding out who you are!
Good luck to you!

Scrap Vamp said...

Hi, Susan. I've written a post about your blog candy giveaway on my blog. Here is the link!


Willoughby said...

I just hopped over to say "Hi" from the link on Jenny Matlock's blog.

You're blog looks great so I became a follower, but please don't enter me in your give-away. The prize should go to someone who has been a loyal follower for a while.

I do hope you'll stop by and say hello!


Prity said...

hi Susan!
This is an amazing idea! Thank you too for sharing!

jonio said...

Hi Susan, I think one of my fav. posts you did was on the snow blower saga. I admire how you managed to hold up under that one. But I love the Frenchy post too - that led me to her blog and now I'm a follower.

Aisha said...

I love this idea!!! thats a lot of blog candy!!
I love your Halloween Party post!! Your tea party table looks awesome!! Cant wait to see it then!!

Cindy Gay said...

Thank you for the chance to win. (The coffee is a novel touch) I am a new follower. I like your piece of French art with the pin and charm.

Cindy Gay said...

I have posted the linked picture on my side bar. Thanks again.

Aimee Jeffries said...

Wow that's a lot of candy! My favorite post is the Practical Magic Blog Party post, cause that's when I first found your blog, thought I was following already, but I am now for sure :)

Sharon said...

Up until now, I was happy to lurk here with all the fun things you post, so now I'm a commenter and a follower. You have inspired me to resurrect the crafty part of my life and to be proud as an over-40 blogger.

Because this is the year of my niece's sweet 16 birthday, I especially liked your "Sweet 16" post at

Tony, Jimi, Nicki, Joey, Ryan and Kaycee said...

Thanks for coming to my blog! :) I enjoy the comments...
Well, I already told you I am a follower, and as you suggested, I looked through your blog, and found a post I liked...
After my "bad cat week"...I LOVED your post on all of your cats. Loved each of your sweet kitties...wanted to reach out a pet them. We have had 6 days now of bad cat luck. Each day a cat from our barn being hit by a car or taken by our eagle in our seeing your kitties made me smile. Thanks! :)

michelleK said...

wow thats a hugee giveaway. How very generous. Just started following your blog. And many thanks for following mine. You artwork is lovely. I will continue to watch avidly.

<3 Michelle

Sus said...

OMG....seriously are giving that all away!!!! . I am already a follower....and commented AGAIN just to make sure I am in for this giveaway! :)

Sus said...

Ooops.....did that wrong (blog ADHD!) I am commenting on your chunky ATC blog post.....I can hardly wait to get started cutting scrap wood to try them out! Your full moon tea party was awesome!

Sus said...

Blogged! and I am taking the Willowing course too..... isn't it awesome!?

Sus said...

You are now in my sidebar.... and trust was a difficult thing for my small brain!

neroli said...

I am a happy new follower of your blog!! I follow 'Sips from the fire hydrant' which is how I found you!! I still have lots of poking around to do but I just read the '7 things about you' which I enjoyed~~I am also finding my own way spiritually AND I have a mad crush on Sam Elliot too!!! Ahhh, that voice gets me every time!!! I have a 3 year old son and I was very moved by the story and pictures you shared of Daisy~~so far that has made the biggest impact on me~~much love to you all!!

CelticDragonfly said...

I stopped by to read your tea party post and just had to post for you awesome blog candy.

CelticDragonfly said...

I put a link with a picture up on my sidebar.

Aimee Jeffries said...

Had to come back and comment again, I added your blog candy to my sidebar (left) :)

Sus said...

Has it been a week already? Updated my blog....

CelticDragonfly said...

here is the post where I updated on my blog

Lynn Stevens said...

Wow Susan, What a haul!!I've been a follower and admirer for a long time! My faviorite blog post has to be where you nominated me for the one lovely blog award of course! I'm so far behind I haven't even had time to pass it on yet, but I will! Thank you for entering my giveaway as well, best of luck to BOTH of us!
hugs Lynn

Lynn Stevens said...

I'm back!!! I posted a picture ad a link back to your blog. I hope you find lots of new bloggers!!!
hugs Lynn

trisha too said...

Already a follower; that is an amazing lot of goodies!

It's not an arty post, but I really liked your b's!!


trisha too said...

blog pictured/linked you!

Rosalee said...

My favorite post is your latest garage sale post. I just love garage sales, always such wonderful treasures to find. Was so jealous once I came across it and saw all the wonderful stuff.
I am also a follower of your blog as of a few minutes ago. Thanks for the chance
Hugs, Rosalee

Rosalee said...

Hi again. Just linked you to my blog sidebar. Thanks again for the chance(s)
Hugs, Rosalee

agypsyangel said...

Just saw your button on another blog. I would love to win this stash...Super sweet of you to offer such a great giveaway. in case you need me :)

Regena said...

Absolutely Fantastic candy!! U have a realy intersting blog!! I loved ur post about garage sales..I love Garage Sales!! I became a follower of ur blog..Thanks for being so generous!! Hugs Regena

Regena said...

Hi ..Just linked u up on my sidebar..thanks again..And have a Great Day!!

gocanucksgo said...

Hi Susan! Thanks for doing these fantastic giveaways. You have such a great blog with some amazing creations! One past post I really enjoyed was Your teapots were amazing! Keep up the great work with everything =)

gocanucksgo said...

Just posted a picture in my side bar. Thanks =)

Faerie Sage said...

I love your blog, I really enjoyed your last post about your 25th wedding anniversary, your thoughts rang so true! I enjoy your blog very much.

Sus said...

Blogged.... and I am getting so excited!!!

Jade said...

I found your blog through my friend's blog (Molly the Pirate). I am now a follower and have been having funny roaming through your older blogs. I really enjoyed the Tea Party in the Moonlight entry, especially all the tea quotes. I think my fave was

"Tea that helps our head and heart.
Tea medicates most every part.
Tea rejuvenates the very old.
Tea warms the hands of those who're cold."

I think you are being very generous and look forward to following the blog candy.

Misu said...

I am a new follower.
Wow, lots of candy. Thank you win.

Misu said...

Sus said...

This is getting almost toooo exciting to bear!!!


Neroli said...

It took me quite a bit of brain power but I managed to get a picture of your awesome giveaway AND your link posted on my blog!!! Ahhhhhh, sweet victory!! Getting SUPER excited; I can't wait to see who is the lucky winner (of course, I'm selfishly hoping for myself :)

trisha too said...

Well wow, Susan! I wasn't sure how to do the updates, so just added a caption to the sidebar picture. BUT am going to see if I can figure out to add another one of your pictures to it, too . . .


trisha too said...

Okay, I couldn't figure out how to add the pictures to make it one big updated-several-times section, so what the heck? Just made two more Pieces of Fate sections, and called them (what else?)

More Pieces of Fate!

And they're links, too, of course!!


Sara said...

Hi Susan

wow, what a absolutely fantastic giveaway. So very generous of you. You know I have been enjoying your blog for a while now and your 30 days of truth posts are very honest and heartwarming. I of course will be posting a direct link to this giveaway immediately.

broadwaygal said...

Kinky is my day. Having shoulder that is bugging me. The prize looks amazing. Will have to check often back.

faerwillow said...

~good i came over to visit and spend a bit of time here and oh my goodness...what a dream this is!!! how huge your heart is to offer us such wonderful gifts...every picture had me oohhing and aahhing...i don't think i have ever seen a giveaway quite like before...thank you so for this opportunity to be had...much l♥ve and light upon you and yours~

ps...don't know if you recieved the email reguarding the celebrate the season swap...if not let me know i can resend it if you are still interested...

tofallorstumbleupon at live dot com

faerwillow said...

~so i have been reading through and well for one...i was a letter carrier too!!! mine ays only lasted 11 months as i left due to complications in my first pregnancy...and then i stumbled upon this

i would have to say this may jusy be my favorite post...the art you created here is beautiful...
"a bird sings sweetly as the silence surrenders" be still my heart...what gorgeous words laid upon that piece...adn the night captured the pure essence of nature...truly beautiful pieces of art...i wish you well and blessings upon you always~

Martha said...

Hi Susan,

Wow !! What a bunch of goodies you have there my dear. You are a very generous person to want to share all these things. I could sure use a lot of those. Please enter me and let me have the lucky number.
msricksha03 at gmail dot com

Martha said...

Hi Susan,
Post 2: I am a follower of your blog. You can see my smiley, shiny face over there.
I can't believe how much information and fun you have on your blog.
How am I doing?

msricksha03 at gmail dot com

Martha said...

Hi Susan,

Post 3: My favorite post was the one where you were on your soapbox about the repair man, the store clerk and your relatives. I have been there and done that. I had a part that never came in and my heat pump froze over every time we set it to ac. I have been in stores where the clerks are busy chatting with each other and they sure don't want to help you. And the wheelchair, they look at you like you are going to give them a disease. AND it looks like you stole my family.
Be well my friend.
msricksha03 at gmail dot com

crystal said...

This is really cool! I tried to do a giveaway on my blog and never got people to write on my blog to win.
So, I am excited for you and all the exciting prizes.
Thank you,

Sara said...

My Thoughts on how to BE! Post is a great post. Made me smile and I loved the little photo of the dog asleep.

I am a follower and my email is

CelticDragonfly said...

Ive been a ditz... my favorite post before this post was The Practical Magic Party post...hopefully Im forgiven and still have all my entries

Lynn Stevens said...

Wow Susan, This is HUGE!!! just stopped by to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!

Jackie said...

I am terrible at remembering blogs and people . I do visit quite a few of them and it's hard to keep track of everyone but didn't you post about your husband and kitchen fireplace and the stack of wood that was so neat? I apologize if it wasn't you but your husband Ron looked a lot like the person in the photo . I can't even remember which alphabe Thursday post it was .

Anyway , I liked your thanksgiving card so much that I have been racking my brains and checking all your archives to find it but I couldn't . Still it is probably too late to enter now . I'm so sorry I missed the opportunity cause that is one hell of a prize to win .

Jane said...

Hi Susan!

Happy belated Thanksgiving. I came home yesterday to an email from Faerwillow giving me your information for the 3 gift Christmas exchange. What a treat to find you! Awesome blog you have here. I loved your post about Faith. I'm not too sold on organized religion but I do believe in God. I just celebrate my faith in ways that make sense to me. What a generous gift you have put together here.

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hi Susan. You giveaway is incredible. Not only are you making someone very happy but that's also a huge amount of shipping for you to pay. You must have a very big heart. I'm now a follower and just commented on your 30 days of truths post. (Liked that alot). Thanks for letting me enter. I'll be crossing my fingers and dreaming of this one.

Hugs...Tracy :)

Tracy Suzanne said...

I have one of your giveaway photos on my sidebar with the link. You can see it here:

Thanks again...Tracy :)

Tracy Suzanne said...

I just blogged about your giveaway here:

Hugs with crossed fingers...Tracy :)

Yvonne said...

I am a current follower!

Such yummy yummy candy, thank you for the chance to win!


Hi SUSAN. What a SIMPLY AWESOME GIVEAWAY YOU ARE HAVING. sO VERY GENEROUS. I am a new follower of yours as I just found your blog this a.m. I love the post "30 days of truth" I will be rading your previous posts in awhile. I would love to be entered in your giveaway. Thanks so much. Linda

Vintage Sandy said...

Susan what a generous lady your are someone is going to be very happy love your blog I am a follower!


Hi Susan, Wanted to let you know I loved the post "Specal Silver Anniversary Tips. It was wonderful. IU also liked your letters to your family members. They sound just like mine. Thanks, Linda

Kathy B. said...

Hi Susan!

Just found your amazing blog and became a follower. I am more of a stamper, but dabble in scrapbooking a little now and then. This terrific (and generous!) prize could be just the thing to get me really into it!

kathy.bruner at hotmail dot com

Kathy B. said...

I really enjoyed the post in August about "orange." It brought back so many memories about my bedroom in the 70's, clothes, decor in my parents' home, etc. Thanks for the "trip"!

kathy.bruner at hotmail dot com

Susan said...