Tuesday, January 8, 2008

BLOG CANDY!~

Whadda get?
1. Spellbinder's Nestibilities
2. Stamp set by Inkadinkado
3. Ribbon by American Crafts
4. Ribbon by Michaels
5. Brads by Making Memories

Whadda have to do? Just tell me a little about yourself! If you would like an additional chance to win, subscribe to my blog! (Your name will go into the "hat" twice!)

And that's all folks! I will have Kyle draw a name on Sunday night!

115 comments:

Tanis said...

I keep hearing that the first poster never wins, but here's hoping! What an awesome prize, Michele!
I already have subscribed to your blog via google reader...I never miss a post (i love google reader!)
Hmmm...something about myself.
Oh, I just got two cards accepted for publication today. I love the opportunity there is in papercrafting!
That and I teach piano lessons, which I also love. Thanks for sharing with us!

Nerdette Stephanie said...

I just happened across your site today. I love your stuff.

About me: I am very new to the card making and Blog world, but am loving all the inspiration and great talent that is out there. It's so great to be part of such a talented and HUGE community, but I need to make more time to do my new passion. Anyone want to watch my 3 kids for me while I stamp? No? Oh well, can't say I didn't try!

I have some pencil crayons I have been thinking of giving out as Blog candy, but I don't have enough visitors to my site yet.

Kelly AKA Emmiestamps said...

Hi Michele!! Yummy Candy!!

Well a little about me I am a stay at home mom although I do have a little girl i daycare from 7:30 to 3:30 everyday, so even though my kids are in school full time I do not have a minute to myself, which leaves me very little stamp time, as my studio is in the basement and she is too young to take into a room like that or leave up stairs. However i do get time for burling!!

Probably more then you wanted to know!! Guess I should be happy at least I am at home, OK yes I am happy!!

Allison said...

Hey Michele! I feel like my blog makes me an open book...I am so "out there"! Anyhoo, I am a technical writer who works begrudgingly, a crafter a lil' too devoted to her hobby and, most importantly, a mommy and wife to some great people! Cheers!

~Lana B.~ said...

Wow, talk about *visions of nestabilites*running through my head! lol
I'm pretty much a SAHM of a 14yr old and a 2yr old that loves to stamp and blog surf, and stamp vicariously through others! lol LOVE your blog and look fwd to it every day!!!
Keep up the great work!
~Lana B.~
ps...i subscribe to your blog via google reader...does that count?

Robin (Tqmnurse) said...

Hi Michelle,
I love your blog and have been subscribed via googlereader for quite some time now.
I am a nurse. I have 4 children, 4grands and 1 on the way, I love to scrapbook and am gradually beginning to make cards. It is definitely baby steps there. I love all of your inspiration and can hardly wait for your updates!
You can check out my blog at http://tqmnurse.blogspot.com
I'd love to have you visit some time and give me any advice for improvement.
By the way, I do scrapper/ stamper highlights each week. IF you are interested, go to my blog and drop me an email!

Cheryl said...

Awesome blog candy. I am a nurse who doesn't work. I have 2 grown kids and 2 grands. I have 2 doggies and a husband (look who's last!! That is bad, cause he is #1 in my life). I enjoy stamping but need to CASE as I can't come up with original ideas. I change things up with the stamps and papers I have tho. Thanks for sharing your talents on this blog. I subscribe via google reader and I love it cause I don't miss a post that way.
Cheryl Sims

pescbrico said...

I'm an OT. I work in a rehab center in Canada. My main language is French. I've got a daughter... and we would like to enlarge our family. I love crafting. I'm a new SU demo (6 months). I like a lot surfing on blog and seeing new stuf :) Thanks for this chance to win!

Velta said...

Michele ~ I am here to thank you for your comment to my site yesterday...it means a lot! I am subscribing to your blog now :)

Anonymous said...

Awesome blog candy....I am a working mother of two grown up boys, 24 and 19. My husband is retired and I am constantly asking him when I can retire too so we can do some riding on his Harley....love to ride! TFS :o)

Cindy Coffman
cac1957@hotmail.com

Cathy said...

Great blog! Wow count me in on this sweet candy! I've subscribed through google reader. A little bit about me...um...um...I'm a blog surfer and just love to make cards, altered items, and anything that doesn't move. I lost my job in August due to consolidating, so I'm trying to find a new one. Not going so good, but I know there is something out there for me! I have 2 daughters and a husband and still love me even with my obession with stamping. Thanks for a chance at the AWESOME candy.
cmeyers@hughes.net

Denise... said...

Oh, oh, oh...the nestabilities are at the top of my want list at the moment. A little about myself...hmmm...I love paper crafting, I am a SAHM mom and a homeschooling mom to two of my four; I schooled the two oldest until high school. I live in Oregon and can't imagine living anywhere else. I love the rain, the ocean, the mountains (considered hills by my hubby who grew up in Montana). I hope to actually scrapbook some eventually, but I just love making cards!! I've been married for 23 years...hard to believe it has been that long!!! I have a degree in elementary education and special ed. I'm keeping my fingers crossed!!!

Lisa Bohler said...

What a fabulous offer! I am a SU demo for two plus years but have been a serious stamper since 1996 and I LOVE it!

Michelle said...

Michele, what a cool blog candy giveaway!!

About me? Geez. I'm indian, of the American variety, card carrying tribe member even. It took me a long time to get through college. I had three kids and full time job, so it took until I was 31 to graduate. I still take classes. I love school, because I'm a dork. That enough?

Anonymous said...

What a fandamntastic prize! Nesties! Woo Hoo! I'm 60 years young and was a sewer, quilter, dollmaker all my life since childhood. A year ago this little rubber stamp and papercrafting bug bit me and I am infected "real good!" I love it all. My only problem is time and staying in good health to accomplish all I want to do. All the blogs help so much!
Mary Puskar

NicoleL said...

Oooh what a fun give-a-way! I'm Nicole, I am new to this whole blogging thing, maybe someday soon I will start my own! I just started stamping and cardmaking, I started with christmas cards and now I love it! My hubby even likes to help me sometimes..I love it! Thanks for the chance!
cutesy_face@hotmail.com

Melissas said...

What FAB candy! I have subscribed to you via email so that I don't have to open my Google Reader to read your posts... Something about me: By day I manage 3 departments of a public library; by night (after ds is in bed) I'm a stamper - still learning, but getting there!

Diane said...

Oohhh! What nice blog candy. Would use all those things. I'm a wife, mother of 2, grandma of 1 (soon to be 2) and live in Toronto. I've been rubber stamping for a few years now, still not very good at it but I try.

Jackie said...

I am a transplanted native Floridian living in NC with my wonderful hubby and 2 sweet kitties. I spend more time blurfing than stamping these days but have tons of ideas stored away for future reference. Thanks for the chance at that awesome blog candy!

Jen said...

First off I need to check I sub to your blog through my google ready does that count???

We've talked before. I love your blog and the glimpse into your family. I use to work in a classroom of special needs children, and recently lost that job, it broke my heart. I am hoping to be able to start school once I get back on my feet, after finally finding a job at starbucks after 2 months off. I miss the children that I shared my life with terribly. Unfortunately my husband and I are going through a divorce right now and times are rough around our house, but we are managing. I check all my blogs as often as I can, because it makes me feel connected to other people, even though I don't really talk to them. I'm not originally from IN so I don't have but 1 friend who lives here, my whole family is all back in WA, so it gets pretty lonely. I love sharing your family life and your beautiful children. Thanks for such an awesome shot at some blog candy, I could really use a bright spot in my day.......:)

paulaquiltgirl said...

Just discovered your blog and love lurking around. I am relatively new to cardmaking but have been scrapbooker for a long time. I live in Canada with my DH and DS. As Canadians it shouldn't be surprising to find out that we spend lot of time at the hockey rink!!!! Itis good fun and we enjuoy it!

nettystamps said...

Okay I just subscribed so now on to the post...a little about myself? I am a daughter, sister, wife, mother to four great kids, brand new Nonnie (grandmother) to a beautiful 4 month old Isabella, a devoted friend, an office administrator, and enthusiastic crafter, and a Christian. Not necessarily in the order of importance.... :) I have been scrapbooking for several years and have just in the past year discovered the wonderful world of stamping. Once I found ways to incorporate stamping into my scrapping I was definitely HOOKED!
Well....you asked!!! LOL Thanks so much for the chance at some wonderful blog candy....Hope you have a great...2008!

Sheila said...

Great blog candy! Thanks for the chance to win! I'm a SAHM of 3 kids - 10, 5 & 2. I love to scrapbook, stamp and paper craft! Great stuff on your blog and I loved "watching" Cortney cook this Christmas! Thank you for sharing that with us. Too cool!

Maria H. said...

Hmm, something about me? I don't like what I do for a job, but maybe someday that will change! I'm the Mom of an incredible 4 year old tornado, and I squeeze in some papercrafting and scrapbooking in my "free time", whatever that is. :-)

Thanks for the great inspiration, I LOVE the new heart!

JenMarie said...

Hi!
This is AMAZING blog candy!
Glad I found your blog.
I so love stamping, I've recently moved and am not working right now so I'm getting to stamp and 'blurf' every day and loving it!!
Thanks for the chance!!
Oh ~ I just subscribed to your blog. Looking forward to getting updates!

Mary Ann said...

I'm addicted to paper and iced tea. I hate winter. I secretly enjoy Reality TV. A 2008 goal for me is to make 1 thing a day, no matter how small! And I think you're special:)

Linda SS said...

Thanks for the chance to win such a wonderful array of prizes:)

I have been married over 30 yrs., have a married son & married daughter, and 3 young grandchildren who bring me tons of joy and laughter. They say laughter is the best medicine, and although I have terminal cancer, my joy in the Lord and in life seem to keep me going:) I love to make cards for family & friends and enjoy reading blogs & seeing the beautiful creations that you & many other talented women create.

My best friend's niece has very severe cerebral palsy and I have watched her grown up to where she now attends college classes! The technology of the equipment that she uses to assist her is so remarkable and it just thrills me to pieces when she shows me something new that she has accomplished. Although I don't think Andrea has been able to help her mother cook yet, I felt tears of joy whelm in my eyes seeing your beautiful Cortney having fun helping you:) I LOVE all of your scrapbook pages! One of my goals this year is to make some scrapbook pages of fun times I spend with my grandchildren. May God bestow oodles of blessings upon you & your loved ones in 2008.

Linda said...

I checked out your cards---there are some beautiful ones.
I love to make cards and scrapbook.
I do like to crochet, knit and sew but right now papercrafts are my favorite. I live in Michigan so am able to go the Megameet in Novi, which is wonderful. My daughter lives near Novi, so have to make a trip to see her once in a while and just happen to stop at Archivers and Scrapbook Zone.
Linda Peterson
craftylin1968@aol.com

CAKVD said...

Awesome goodies! I'm Cheryl and I'm an engineer turned SAHM. I love do do good deeds every day. I recently donated my hair, collected canned goods for the poor, and now I've decided to not buy any crafting supplies for an entire year....why??....so I can donate the money I save to the Crohn's and Colits Foundation. My goal is to donate over $1000 this year.
Thanks!
Cheryl KVD

Momsnack said...

I'm retired, volunteer at the local small-town library two mornings a week, have 4 great-grandchildren, and love to craft.
Marvelous candy!
NancyS (momsnack)

Bevie Pearl said...

Wow is all I can say. Your generosity on your blog with this blog candy is awesome.
One thing I can tell you about myself is that the word I picked for this year to concentrate on is prioritize. And for me(in the papercrafting part of my life) it means that I am using lots of craft supplies that I have here. I am trying to prioritize making things instead of collecting/buying more things. (I am a terrible hoarder of items.)
Thanks for your wonderful inspiration.

Adelina said...

WOW! That is some fantastic blog candy. I enjoy reading your blog. A little about myself, well I'm a runner and a crafter. I love paper and the color green.

SusanH said...

Fantabulous give away!! I'm in South Carolina and I've been stamping about 10 years and would you believe I just made my first nugget box last night - and it is soooooo cute!! I also subscribe through google reader. (I've just started scrapbooking a little, too, on a small scale) Thanks for the chance.

Lorie said...

Wonderful give away! Who am I? I am a child of God, a wife to Todd, a mom of 3 boys, a friend, and someone who loves to stamp and make people smile! While my life is much more complicated than the above I don't want to scare you! LOL! :o)

Jan Scholl said...

I am a Domestic Engineer. In other words, I do all the work for no pay, no pifs, and no thanks. I hate MIchigan, hate the cold and am sure pissed at the stork for dropping me here (somewhere is my real family living in heat and sunshine every day)

My kids are all grown, my grandaughter just graduate HS and yet I have no real time for me stuff. I wonder if I am just too interested in stuff or am I blocking out what I want to do for sure with stuff that I think I have to do.

I will eat garlic on cardboard if I had to.

Shannon McGann said...

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. I just came by to check yours out, and you're offering blog candy! I love your work!

Now, about myself...I'm a SAHM of two boys. I live in Alberta, Canada (it's actually pretty warm here right now!). I love the Lord, my husband, my kids, my friends and family, stamping and scrapbooking (although the scrapbooking has fallen by the wayside a bit since my second baby came along!).

Thanks for the chance to win.

Cindy said...

Wow - great blog candy!! I'm subscribed to your blog on google reader.

About me: I've been stamping since 1994 and I love it more all the time! It's still my number one hobby after all these years. :-)

Alison Gibbs said...

Fabulous blog candy.
You are already on my google reader list.
As the song fom Men at Work says' I come from a land downunder.'
Mum to 4 Grandma to 3. Trying to find more time to be creative.
Alison

terrygray4868 said...

Wow! What cool blog candy! My name is Linda and I live in Colorado. I have 2 grown children and 5 grandchildren. The oldest will graduate this spring. My husband and I will celebrate our 40th anniversary this month. I have been a SU demo for almost 3 years now and love it. I love rubber stamping and scrapbooking. I also read a lot, do cross stitch and decorative painting. Love your blog and am already on the mailing list. Love your work; you have great talent.

Marlou said...

Hi Michelle, lovin the candy, and those nestabilities!!! wow!!!
Well you wanted to know a bit about ourselves, so im a newly wed {awwwwwww} [lol} and im 35, {ooooh dear lol} I dont work, so im a "housewife/crafter" , I dont have children, but I do plan on getting a puppy :) and I just love blogging, best therapy ever xxx

dini said...

Hi! Wow...thatsa-some-amazing blog candy!

Hm, something about me...besides stamping, I love to bake and cook. I homeschool my son in 1st grade and have a daughter getting ready for Kindergarten this year...2 more little boys younger than them that keep me hopping. We live in Indonesia but are home on a short furlough right now.

Thankms for the chance to win - oh, BTW I do subscribe to your blog via Bloglines. Does that count?

Dina

Korin Sutherland said...

How generous of you! Your blog is great. I am so glad Alison listed it and I actually stopped by (I usually don't have time to check out all the cool blogs she shares). Your scrapbook pages and cards are beautiful! I'm subscribing for sure. Although I wish I had stumbled onto your blog before. Who needs blog candy when the inspiration prize enough!?

I'm Korin, mother to 3 rowdy, homeschooled boys, paper crafting addict, and just recently I became a stamp designer and started my own company. Who knew! If you want to learn more about me, you can visit my blog www.inkydoodle.blogspot.com.

Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

Many blessings,
~Korin

Aunt T said...

I am subscribed to your blog :)

I live in upstate NY, between Saratoga & Lake George. I have been stamping since 2002. I'm a wife, a mom to to grown sons - 23 & 25, and to a 3 yo chocolate lab - who rules the roost!

Great blog candy!

Teresa

mochamama said...

Something about me. I'm really goofy sometimes; (embarassing to me but my friends just find it hilarious.) menapause has played havock with my memory so I could see someone on the street one day and completely forget who they are the next week!! I love to completely organize my scrapbooking unit so I can imediately mess it up again.

Rosella said...

I am a subscriber and I totally enjoy your posts. Love reading about your personal life too.
Me, I am a SAHM of 3 kids, 2 in school. At the moment we are dealing with chickenpox. My 7 year old got them on Christmas day, my 8 year old 14 days later and I am waiting for my little3year old to get them. Let's get over with it.
Thanks for sharing such great candy!

SmilynStef said...

What a fun price ... I'm Stephanie from Iowa ... I read my blogs using bloglines ... I love the elipsis when I write ... I'm on the design team for Caardvarks (check out the current challenge which is an exclusive Becky Fleck Page Maps Sketch).

Alison Molumby said...

WOW! Awesome candy, Michele. I'm a stampin' up! demo in upstate NY, and I love scrapbooking and cardmaking. Right now I'm concentrating on the scrapping -- doing the Layout A Day in January class at Big Picture Scrapbooking.

tyrymom29 said...

oohhhh What an awsome giveaway!!!A lil about moi ...well Im a mother of 2 boys and 2 furry children I Started stampin about 2 yrs ago And found something I truly LOVE !!! I blog surf all the time and get lots of ideas !!!! If Im lucky I will be a mommy again sometime in 2008!!!

KardKrazy said...

Well, I'm pretty sure I live in the same State as you, does that count?

scfranson said...

I'm Claudia, a stamper, scrapbooker, cardmaker, wife, mom and childcare provider. I just subscribed, you have an awesome blog.
Claudia
scfranson@charter.net

CHARLOTTE said...

I'm fairly new to stamping but learning so much from blogs and SCS. I'm recently retired and caring for my parents and granddaughter with one on the way. Your blog candy is so delicious!

Pegg S said...

I also have had your blog in my google reader for some time now!

I work in the electronics industry (fun fun!) and love to craft and make cards in my free time! It's funny I consider myself a homebody, but I also love to travel. I like to cook too - I vow this year to do make more vegetarian meals -maybe once or twice a week. I bought this HUGE vegetarian cookbook last year and need to break that baby in! Thanks for the chance!!

Ila said...

This is very Wonderful and Generous candy!!
I'm already subcribed to your blog through email...and always look forward to your updates.
A little about me. I will be married 35 yrs this year. I have 5 grown children. Late last October we got a bichon/shihtzu puppy named Buddy..and he is adorable!!..Enough...or you'll be sorry you asked..lol

Angel Wilde said...

Oh My! I'd love to win. I am subscribed and hope I win!
My name is Angel. I am a military wife and mom to 3 kids and a DIL. I live in GA and I love to stamp!!

Amy said...

I can't believe you are giving away nestabilites! Wow!!! That would be so amazing!

I love you blog and subscribe on my google reader.

I am a high school Spanish teacher. I have taught for 11 years and Love my job (usually).

I have a daughter that is about to be two and have have been married 5 years to an amazing and serving husband. Most people don't believe me but we didn't have our first kiss until our wedding!!

Have a great week and I hope to win your great candy!

Debra E said...

Awesome prize! Something about me...I once helped a sheep give birth. My best friend had a farm and one of her ewes, Glenda, wasn't progressing with labor, so I helped my friend with the birth. I've been present at many animal births and they make me cry every time. It's an amazing process.

SpAzzGiRL said...

you're not keeping the nestabilities for yourself??
That bad?
Don't pick me, just wanna know, did you buy them online or at the store, maybe with a coupon I would check them out, unless you think I shouldn't, then I won't.

Mandiannie said...

Great giveaway. Love the idea of getting to know people with comments. Something about me...well, I'm a digital scrapper, card maker (cut and paste not digital) and a stay at home wife.

scrappintrish said...

I live in PA.. I have a 1-year-old son. I have been engaged for 2 years now and am hoping to get married sometime this year. I am hoping anyway. I have stamped for 1 year now and have scrapbooked for about 7 years.

Lisa K said...

That is some seriously yummy candy!!! Yumm-O! I have a blog fetish! ;) I could seriously look at blogs all day if I didn't have 2 kids at home to feed and change...LOL! I am a SAHM (for 1 year now) and still getting used to spending my time wisely! This counts since the candy is so yummy...time well spent! Lisa K

Kimberly said...

YUMMMMMMMY!! I actually don't think I'm subscribed yet {i do visit every day though} but, anything for a second chance :o) A little tidbit about me is I loooove reality shows! I'm addicted to just about all of them!
Thanks for the chance!

Mara G said...

Awesome blog candy. I just found your blog what a great artist you are. I love your stuff.

Well I dont have any kids but do have a little white dog named Angel. Work full time. And live in Colorado.

Lori Mueller said...

OMGosh! I've been drooling over everyone's creations using Nestabilities. I'm hoping to submit my order for some on Friday. Hmmmm, who am I? I am a full-time Advisor at a University that works way too much! I have 2 daughters, my wonderful and funny husband; and a craving to do ANYTHING crafty. Woodworking, scrapbooking, sewing, stamping, graphic art designing, etc. My major flaw in life is that I don't know how to say "No". Thanks for the great chance to win some blog bling!

Kelly's Artistic Journaling said...

Wow what an awesome giveaway! TFS. I am Kelly. I live in Calgary, Alberta with my wonderful hubby and two precious sons. I am a stamper/scrapbooker/artist/writer ... and whatever catches my fancy. I have just discovered blogging to other people over the holidays and I love it! I am getting to know so many wonderful people with the same interests as me!
Thanks for sharing!
ksun_1999@yahoo.com

Jenn said...

What great blog candy Michelle ! What a great way to start off the new year, by giving , kudos to you ! Hmmm, about me, im 35 , live in NJ , love scrappin and cards , i have 2 boys with autism and a daughter with asperger syndrome, i homeschool all 3 of them because it meets their needs so much better than school did ! And i love bloggin scrappy online girlfriends ! I hope that covered it , lol ....
Have a wonderful week :)
Jenn :)

Annelies said...

Hello, I'm Annelies from Belgium. I'm 26 and still live with my parents. This gives me a lot of time and money for my creative hobbies. I started as a scrapbooker, but since october last year I also started cardmaking. If you want to know more, you can visit my blog!

Teresa said...

I already have subscribed but what a wonderful blog Candy
Hope I win!!!

Alex said...

I subscribe via google reader as well, I did in fact try and subscribe via your page but it wouldn't let me!!! not sure whats up wtih that.

I live in the UK, am married and have three girls, have been reading your blog for a long time and never miss a post, thanks to GR!!! yay

Lilian said...

hi there! i am from irvine, california and i am addicted to stamping!

i have added you to my google reader! :)

All Pink girl said...

O M G ,what fabby blog candy ,
i have been cardmaking for 3 year and love to learn new things ,i love to lean about people through there blogs and see if they are ok ,
take care big hugs Dawnxx

Anonymous said...

What a agreat giveaway. Thanks for sharing with everyone -- I enjoy the inspiration.
I've only been stamping for a little over a year but have been scrapbooking for a long time. My baby is in college now, so I'm working out (not exercising) more than ever, teaching GED and ESOL. Otherwise, I keep busy with things at my church -- oh, and have two daughters getting married on the same day this spring!!

Jessica said...

Wow, I think my heart skipped a beat when I saw your blog candy! Your blog is on my Google reader, not sure if that counts. Something about me, hmm, I just "discovered" Corinne Bailey Rae and have listened to her CD so many times that I'll fall asleep with one of her songs in my head and wake up with one in my head! I love the blues, old jazz, and big band music. I know more about old music than I do about the current stuff.

shannonls said...

I am very new to the stamping world and I am so excited to be starting my first class at the end of January!
I can't stop surfing the net to check all the amazing card creations! Thanks for the chance to win some cool blog candy!

Wife2TJ said...

Wow! What wonderful blog candy!!! Thanks for sharing!

Nothing too exciting about me. lol! I am married to my dh of six years. We have two kitties one 5 y/o one 6 m/o. I work at a veterinary hospital. I love stamping though I don't get to do it as much as I would like.

-Samantha

kethry70 said...

Something about me? I am primarily a scrapbooker who discovered stampng about a year ago. I am also a software engineer :)

Off to subscribe now!

Anonymous said...

What fabulous blog candy that is. Here's hoping the stars are in line and my name is picked.

I am an avid scrapbooker, photographer and now stamper. I always give 210% in anything I do... I live in California about 5 minutes from the beach one of my favorite places to go, not only to photograph, but to alos sit and contemplate life.

I love your blog and one of the main reasons that I signed up for it was the name... "Thoughts of a Cardmaking Scrapbooker!" I can relate to your blog title because I am a card making scrapbooker.

Hope you have a great night.

Carol Lee

Jennifer-G said...

Wow, that is some seriously awesome blog candy!!! I am new to your blog but I will be adding yours to my daily reads - your projects are beautiful!!

About me: I am a SAHM to 3 year old and 6 week old boys. I love being home with the kids. We live in Wisconsin and I've been married for 4+ years. I have been stamping for about 5 years and I am on 3 design teams for 2008 - woo hoo!! Talk about being busy but I am so excited - it's definitely the "good" busy. I started into the blog world in September and it's so much fun! I need more hours in the day so I can post, surf AND stamp!

sophia landry said...

Oh my gosh!! I can't believe how generous you are. Hmmm, something about me........Well there isn't a ton to tell, I trained to be a chef and went to Cordon Bleu to learn cooking as well as worked in several French restaurants. I loved the work but stopped once I had children because the lifestyle was not condusive to kids. I studied after in Early Childhood Education, but then became a Stay at home mom and Homeschooler. I love Art and growing up took classes for oil painting and watercolor, as well as regular High School Art courses. I would love to know more about you!

Trina said...

Hi Michelle,

Your blog is awesome too!! Thanks for the sweet comments on mine! I think that I can learn alot from you!

Splashryan said...

I've been stalking your blog for quite a while now. I'm subscribed to your blog through google reader too!
Let me introduce myself, my name is Tara and I am a SAHM to two beautiful boys, 7 and 2. I am a SU! demo but am yet to start making any money at it as I spend it faster than I make it....lol. I really do wish I had more time to stamp for personal instead of workshops and classes but I figure once the little one starts school, I may get a little reprieve. I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year! Thank you for the opportunity to win such great candy!
Tara

Tex said...

Whoa!!
I'm pretty sure I've NEVER seen such cool candy!

I'm discovering the reason that I'm here as a "Mimi" ... seriously! It's the joy of my life, making up for the flubs I might have made as a parent! Papercrafting? Another love, first introduced to me by my DD! Now we occasionally get to 'play' at stamping together!

Have a great new 2008!

~Bev

Lester R.N. said...

This is my first time on your blog which I found from Amy. About my self I love to scrapbook going on a retreat in a few weeks to scrap away all weekend long!! I am an R.N. and a mother of one son!!! Hope to keep visiting you!

Mia said...

First of all, I just have to say you are so creative and I have enjoyed viewing your cards! :) Thank you for sharing.

I have been stamping for about 6 years. And yes, I am an addict! I have been with my husband for almost 13 years and we have two Shiba Inus. I live in Viva Las Vegas....which you just HAVE say as you sing the Elvis song "Viva Las Vegas" when saying it. :) Any questions - just ask...I love to share!

Stephanie Earls said...

I am a stay at home mom. I am totally addicted to cardmaking and blogging. I have more stuff than I will ever use and have spent more money than my husband can imagine on stamps, inks, paper, dies and other crafting items. Shhh, don't tell him!
Thanks for the opportunity for some great blog candy. I just started my own blog a few months ago. I can't imagine having so many avid readers as you have!

Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

Wow....now thats some sweet Blog candy. I am a stay at home mom to 5Wonderful kids. I also have the privledge of homeschooling my kids. Stamping in my Thearpy!!! I love blogging and have just become a designer for Pink Cat Studio.

Hugs,
Lisa B <><

Sheryl Sagucio said...

Hi Michele,

What a awesome blog candy! Crossing my fingers as I never win anything. There's really nothing exciting about myself except for my "furry" daughter which you've seen on my blog. She keeps me humble & sane. Especially from a hard days work. I love to scrapbook & make handmade cards....it's been my passion! Thank u for sharing this wonderful blog candy with us.

michelle g. said...

Oh WOW! That blog candy is amazing! Wow.

Ok, I guess I will now have to figure out how to use google reader and subscribe to your blog!

Something new about me -I start teaching on Monday, I will be teaching a science class and lab. I really can't wait to get started -it is the perfect job (I hope) that will also (I hope) provide ample craftin time!!!

Thanks for the nice comment on my scrapbook. It made me smile! ;)

Jennifer Hodge said...

Well, I have been subscribed to your blog for quite awhile and love it so I cannot subscibe again! Something about me. HHmmmm...I too love Crafty Secrets and I am thrilled that my LSS carries them! Thanks for the chance for awesome Blog Candy!

Patty said...

Hi Michele ! I have a cousin who spells her name with only one L too!

Love the photo of your beautiful family! Love your cutie pie pug too... my kids have been trying to talk us into another dog. We had a 14yr old Australian Shepard that we lost a few years ago...she was our first baby and miss her still today..

Me? I'm new to the scrap and stamp world ! I really want to make beautiful things! Loved all your cards in the slide show..the one with the maraschino cherry jar is just adorable! I'm a SAHM of 2. Just recently found all these crafty blogs and am reading/learning all I can !

Love those stamps in your giveaway! I'm trying to put together supplies the most economical way! So I sure appreciate the chance at your blog candy..thank you so much!

AnnaDrai said...

Hi Michelle,
I love your blog and I am already subscribed (via Bloglines).
I am architect and I love every crafts. I am beginning to make cards. Thanks for all the inspirations and for a chance for your fabulous candy(forgives my English!). Thanks again from Italy!
Anna

Mary Duffek said...

Wow awesome Blog Candy....I just found your site today, through Kim Hughes - Paper Hugs Blog.
Wonderful card!

Shelly said...

I am a relatively new stamper, I started stamping a year and a half ago. I am also a SAHM so my work area is very unorganized while I do "children" duty between an inking here and there! Love your blog candy, those stamps are so cute!

Momsnack said...

Forgot to mention I am already a subscriber.
NancyS (momsnack)

Amy said...

Gotta join in! Thanks for stopping by...I am an LPN, a mom to 2 boys, Britain 12, and Landon 9, and Air Force wife to Rob for 13 years. I spend every other minute I can scrapping, or papercrafting, blogreading, book reading, and trying to photograph it all...

cruzinkellster said...

Thats a great prize...I don't have any of the spellbinders dies yet and want them so bad!!

Jami Speidel said...

Holy cow! Nestabilities!!! You are so generous! Well what would you like to know? I guess my big thing right now is that I'm taking my last set of classes before I student teach next fall! Yea!!!! Oh and DH and I are going to Hawaii over spring break!

Debbie said...

That is great blog candy. My name is Debbie. I live in Duncanville, TX (suburb of Dallas) with my husband, 16yo dd and 12yo ds. I work full time and I am working on my bachelor's degree in Accounting.

Becky said...

I just ran across your blog today and have saved it. Great ideas.
I am of the older generation, a nurse who still works full time. A friend of mine got me into card making 2 years ago and I love it. It si a true strss reliever
Thanks for the opportunity

Crafty Connie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog Michele. Yes, I live in Chicago near Harlem and Foster.

I enjoy your blog and all of your creations.

Something about me: I collect Mickey Mouse. I have done so since I was in high school. I have been crafting since grammer school when I learned how to knit, crochet and sew. I have made doing scrapbook layouts a goal for 2008.

Deb said...

I have been a SAHM for the past 8 years, gave up nursing when pregnant with my twins. Started scrapping and cardmaking about 3 1/2 years ago and am totally hooked! We moved to Scotland a year ago from North of England and I absolutely love it here, so peaceful and quiet, ideal for creative minds and hearts!

Laura Roth said...

What a awesome prize! I have been wanting to get those Nestibilities for a long time...here's my chance :) Let's see....tell you about me....I am 31 years old, live in Gresham, Oregon with my husband and two dogs (Herkimer and Havana). I love to work on crafty projects...in fact I often wake up in the morning and remember dreaming about being crafty! LOL My husband got me a guitar and a drum pad for christmas, so I have been trying to learn the guitar and drums...the guitar is hurting my fingers and making me not want to go to my craft room so that guitar may not be the instrument of choice for me :)

Ghazal(ghazal_31005@yahoo.com) said...

OMG! It's a big big big giveaway, I'm crossing my fingers and hopping that you pick me as the winner!!
I'm a newbie in card making world and trying to learn from talented people out there. I'm a single college student, living with my parents.

Inkylin said...

Wow!!! That is some candy. I stamp, therefore I am pretty much sums it up for me.

Linda

mitchells2000 said...

Hi! I am an RN doing home health care for special needs kids (at one point I took care of a little boy with CP)! I would much rather be a SAHM, but in spite of 2 recent round of in vitro fertilization... God hasn't chosen that route for us yet! I love to stamp, scrapbook, and cross-stitch, among other things... but don't have the time that I want to do all of those things!

mitchells2000 said...

PS I subscribe via Google Reader, as well.

Michelle said...

This looks like great candy! I am a CTMH consultant. I do it more as a hobby to pay for my addictions. I love to make cards and scrapbook. I also tolepaint.
Isn't blogging fun? Thanks for the chance.

I just subscribed to your blog :)

melissa roth said...

Hi & thanks you for offering such great blog candy! I'm 28 yrs. & married to my high school sweetheart. We have a daughter that will be 6 on 1/14. I love to scrapbook but since I work full time and also babysit an infant every evening, I rarely find time to do so. I read stamping blogs and keep up my own My Space posts in my spare time. Driving my daughter to kindergarten & dance class takes up the rest of my time. Some day I hope to take a breather:)

Tejal said...

Its a terrific candy and whoever wins this will be very happy.
Don't put my name in the draw, I already have a ton of stuff that you sent!
Just stopped by to say Hello!

Nancy Grant said...

I am a longtime fan of your art and I got to know you and Kim (your cousin) around the same time.

I have one grown son and a toddler daughter. God has blessed me with a very supportive and loving husband.

We live in the arctic. Although far in distance my heart is close to many that live in the Lower 48. Stamping and blogging has brought me lots of new friends and encouragement.

What a blessing.

:-)

KH (LittleSeaOtter) said...

Mmmm...a little about me. I'm a teacher too. I teach reading to first and second graders. I'm an avid Ohio State fan, so I'm a little down right now. Perhaps this blog candy would lift my spirits a bit.

Love your blog. I visit it about every day.

Donna said...

wow, what a generous offering for blog candy! I was born in CA and moved to TX 10 yrs ago when I met my DH via the internet!

Christi Snow said...

Wow! That is some serious blog-candy! I have just discovered your blog and it looks great so far...Off to go explore more! smiles...

kim flados said...

I'm a mom to two boys, Chris 20, and Matt 18. I'm also a 3 1/2 year Breast Cancer survivor.

Dottie K said...

Hello - I just found your blog thru google reader. Awesome! I'm not working right now and enjoying being home. I love to scrapbook and cardmaking. I'm a Disney nut and love visiting with our best friends. Great blog candy. Looking forward to seeing your blog. :0

Paula said...

This is my first time leaving a comment.
Hope I do this right.
Just happened across your site today.Enjoyed it very much

About me:
I am new to card making and blod world.Love doing scrapbooking and croceting.
I have been married for 40 years and have two daughters [One is handicap she is 35] and two grandson's