Thursday, May 24, 2007

BLOG CANDY!!!!


Well, I reached 4,000 hits yesterday so I think it is time to give away a little blog candy. I was at the local scrapbooking store this morning and they were running a little special. I you bought a few things from American Crafts, you got a gift with purchase. I thought this would make an excellent blog candy give away. I will send you the things I bought as well as the free gift if you leave a comment on this blog entry!

I will be pick a winner on Monday so make sure to leave a comment by then! In your comment tell me what your favorite thing to do on Memorial Day weekend is! There are a few ribbon spools, brads, buttons, some chipboard die cuts, some rub-ons, a special pen (not quite sure what it does but look pretty!) Also, not in the picture is a set of chipboard letters that would be fun for scrapbooking or cardmaking!

Good luck to you all!

59 comments:

Genevieve said...

Wow! I just love blog candy! Memorial Day weekend is usually spent around the pool with drink in hand and belly full of grilled hamburger! That's how I like to spend it!

Barbara said...

My first blog candy - what fun!

My favorite thing to do Memorial Day weekend is drink beer and spend time with my family - not in that order.

Tracy said...

Yummy candy! I am Canadian...hope that doesn't get me automatically eliminated! But I will spend memorial day feeding my newborn every two hours!!!!

Pat said...

Hmm.. I'm Canadian also and am looking forward to spending it with friends who are just as passionate about paper as I am. What more can a girl ask for?

kristahubbard2002 said...

I love going to BBQ's on Memorial Day weekend - that's when it starts feeling like summer to me!

Peggy S said...

Congrats on 4K !!! This holiday weekend is always such a relief -- it has been such a long stretch since the last work holiday!
I can't wait to sleep in, enjoy the warm weather and maybe take a drive and go get some fried clams or lobster somewhere by the ocean!!

Allison said...

I love Memorial Day weekend because my American colleagues aren't interested in working the week before or the week after! Ha! But when I lived in the States, my DH and I always went on a road trip...get some chips, some pop and you are set!

scfranson said...

We love to grill and just relax.
Claudia F.

Jannette said...

My favorite thing to do on Memorial Day weekend is to spend it with my friends and family with a Bar-b-q. But this year I have to work so I'll be alittle late. And I Love Blog candy.

Jannette

GrammaStamper (Barb) said...

Another Canadian here, but we have a similar holiday called Victoria Day right around the same time. In fact, ours was last weekend. DH and I like to spend it taking car trips to see sights nearby. We find little cafes for coffee and nice restaurants for dinner. Good quality time for both of us.

CAKVD said...

Hello! I like to catch up on gardening on Memorial Day. I usually plant my tomatoes and some annuals. This Memorial Day, I will be scrapbooking for part of the day with a friend. Thanks!
Cheryl KVD

Melanie aka Batgirl said...

well up in Canada we dont have a long weekend :( but we just had one so for last weekend WE took a day trip to the US! lol. WE went to Joannes and Target! all the stores we dont have! it was fun to do family stuff :)

Suzanne said...

I love to spend any holiday with my family! Nothings better than relaxing by the pool and spending quality time with my girls and hubby! Love the candy!

SusanH said...

Oh, just love your blog. And I really like the book club selection you've shown - always looking for something new to read!

Blog candy looks great - my favorite Memorial Day is a local hot air balloon festival with concerts, crafts, and food!

doverdi said...

Since I'm Canadian, we celebrate Victoria Day weekend (last weekend) which is similiar to your Memorial Day weekend. When my son was younger we used to go camping and take in the fireworks. Now that he's 21, he goes off and does his thing and I do mine.
This weekend, I'll probably go to some yard sales and then work on reorganize my room. Great blog candy. Have a great weekend.

Tracy Durcan said...

Melissa, your cards are so fresh and pretty!! I really love your work :)

Made By Me said...

Memorial Day to me means first remembering those who gave their lives for our country and our freedom and second that summer has just about arrived (I'm a teacher and that means more crafting time!)

lois lane said...

I like to get together with family for a cookout. We have so much fun just hangin out and laughing and talking about old time.

Wendy said...

We've just celebrated Victoria day weekend up here and hope it's a close comparison to Memorial Day weekend. I spend part of the weekend running to the field helping my hubby with seeding and the other part putting in the garden. Try to find time for a little fun and family time too!

Peggy Maier said...

I have to join the ranks of those who are going to grill outdoors. We have family/friends over & just hang out & have fun.

Fran M said...

We live in Oklahoma City and every year on Memorial Day weekend an artists section of the city has what they call The Peseo Festival. There is lots of art, food and music. We always go on Sat. or Mon. because on Sun. my husband has to watch the Indy 500 race.

Bethany Paull said...

DH went to Myrtle Beach golfing for the weekend with friends, so I've got the house to myself. Silly, but I'm actually looking forward to cleaning the house, and having it STAY clean. Then, of course, there should be plenty of stamping time.

Tex said...

Mmmmmmm! Sweet candy without calories!! Yum!

I have a long-standing Memorial Day tradition, started when I was very young, thanks to my Dad. Even now that I live in Texas, I travel to my home turf in Oklahoma, to my tiny hometown of approximately 850 sweet people. One of the favorite parts of the weekend in taking flowers to my parents' side-by-side graves. Sounds like a very gloomy & sad event, but it is good for me, way down deep in the heart of me. I'm carrying on the same tasks that I shared so many times with Dad, just as he would like. So it's a loving thing, as well as a good thing! I hope that all of you will find a heartfelt sweetness this Memorial weekend!

Tara said...

I'd tell you what my favourite thing to do on Memorial Day weekend is... if we had Memorial Day weekend. :)

I'm from Australia. This weekend... got no plans. Laze about with the family.

KIMBERLY said...

FAMILY BARBACUE OF COURSE! GREAT CANDY, THANKS FOR SHARING!

Angel said...

Looks like super candy! We usually celebrate my oldest son's b-day (in fact, I have blog candy now too because of it). When he was younger we would go to a theme park because he loves them and they would usually open around his b-day. He turns 21 this year so that's not part of the plan. But, he wants us all to go to a theme park the day after his wedding in August. Funny kid!

GinaP said...

Barbecues are the best on Memorial Day because it sorta starts off the Summer Season for me. This year we're building a patio, so no barbecues until that's done this year!

Denise said...

My favorite thing to do on Memorial Day is go to our town Carnival, it's always on Memorial day weekend and they have the best Zeppoles! YUM!

Mary Campbell said...

The kids will be home. We will cook out, go fishing, ride the 4 wheelers in the mountains, fish some more and eat again. Go to shucrh on Sunday and start the eating, fishing, riding thing all over again. Great family week-end.

Linda SS said...

First & foremost, I visit the cemetary to put flowers on the graves of my dad, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc. Then we generally stay home and enjoy a weekend of barbeques, movies, and relaxation.

Gina Wrona said...

OMG! Awesome candy ;~)
thanks!

I usually take my 2 children up north for the weekend to spend at their uncle's cottage in Sand Lake just outside East Tawas/Tawas Bay.
I plan on planting my 5 flats of flowers when we get back on Monday.
As long as I'm not exhausted from the 175 mile drive back home.

tyrymom29 said...

I am Canadian...We went camping !!! and didnt even catch any fish!!!

scrappintrish said...

Your too kind. This Blog Candy looks great!

My favorite thing to do on Memorial Day is watching the parade with my family. going Yard Saling (Who doesn't love a good yard sale? lol)and camping

Kristine said...

Being from Canada, we had Victoria DAy weekend, last weekend. I usually spend it working on my gardens, weeding, trimming, planting, and celebrating my son's birthday which is on the 19th.

Alison Molumby said...

Blog Candy and a holiday weekend, who could ask for more?! My favorite thing to do on Memorial Day is hang out on someone's deck, enjoying good friends, family and food!

Ila said...

I'm from Canada and enjoyed the long weekend last week. I went shopping in the city, did some gardening, had a barbecue and slept in.

jodene said...

Another Canadian here. I spend our long week-end the same way every year. My DH and I get the garden planted and the yard cleaned up. Thanks for sharing with all us.

Wanda. said...

My favorite thing to do on memorial weekend is the traditional family picnic on Sunday but the rest of the weekend is to lounge around doing what you want or doing nothing! I try to do nothing, that only happens once a year!!!

Sandra L-M said...

Congratulations! I'm not originally from this country but when I was first married and the girls where younger the Indy 500 was our thing. Now the girls are a bit older so we'll be participating at a parade with their Girl Scout troop. Thanks, Sandra Lew-Moll

Shannon said...

Memorial weekend means going to my mother in laws with all the kids and BBQing brisket and ribs. Swimming in her pool and eating watermelon and ice cream. Just having an extra day of fun in the sun. Can't wait.

Kathy McD said...

Fun question! Well, since I live in Indy...I *have* to listen to the Indy 500 race! Been to the race several times, but now that I'm older, I would rather spend the day with some family and radio and some good grilled hamburgers! Just picked up the first seedless watermelon of the season! Yum!

Melissa said...

Woo-hoo!

If we aren't bbq'ing, I'm stamping!!

Cheri said...

Wow Melissa...that is awesome. You don't have to include me in the drawing....but my favorite thing to do Memorial Day is be home and do a home project and then spend time with my friends and family!

Stefanie A. said...

Awesome candy! I definitely love to be surrounded by family on Memorial Day. It's usually pretty hot here in AZ so cool water fun is a must! Love your blog!

Amie said...

We're doing it all! Going camping from Fri-Mon, then coming back, grilling burgers, and watching a movie (probably Shrek 3). Fun stuff! Thanks for your blog candy offer

Patty H. said...

My favorite thing to do on Memorial Day is spend time with the family! We all get together and have a barbecue and I get to play with my grandkids. Those are the BEST times! I love you blog!

Lilian said...

my favorite things to do on memorial day, or any holiday, is to rest! resting at the beach is ideal... but anywhere i can get some good ol' R & R is great. :)

Yvette said...

Ohh Ohh pick me pick me!! My favorite thing to do Memorial weekend is head up the mountains and pick a good spot near the creek and just relax, watch the kids play, eat watermelon and hotdogs and chips - can't wait!!

My Name is Nancy Grant and I am... said...

Hello! Oh what fun! My favorite thing to do Memorial Day Weekend is to celebrate my little sister's birthday.
Smiles,
NG.

Miranda, who else!!! said...

Hey! Thats so cool!!! I'm going to be spending memorial day (which is monday, right?) on my way to CHICAGO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Im super excited. But today I'm celebrating my birthday, along with my dad, uncle, and grandpa! (we're all really close in birthdays) Tomorrow I'll be running around like a mad person, finishing the purse I made and packing! I have to get up at five AM on monday, though!!!!

Miranda again (sorry) said...

I forgot to say that you might want to swing some of that candy in my direction because I got straight A's for fourth quarter!!! I only got one 'b' on my semester tests, too! (in Algebra. phooey.)

Laurie (aka Lauraly) said...

What fun looking blog candy!!

My favorite thing to do on Memorial Day is to just relax with my family. Our lives are so busy..school is just ending...calving on the ranch just ended...that it's nice to just "be" with the family and eat quick, easy comfort food!
Laurie

Carolyn said...

I love to spend the day with my family, maybe cook out, watch a movie, laze around. Thanks for sharing

diane mcvey said...

NICE!!! Love you blog, by the way...My favorite thing is to make the first batch of homemade ice cream! YUM! We also tell our relatives that served in the armed forces how much we appreciate what they have done for our country.

Kristene~proud mother of Miranda! said...

Hey Melissa,
My favorite thing today was having mom over for some yummy bbq!!! I am sure that she needed that beer after leaving here!!! LOL!!! Miranda forgot to tell you that she got straight As for her final grades for the whole 9th grade year!!! Who would've guessed my kid with a 4.0!!!

Stamingprincess said...

honestly I think the BEST thing anyone can do..is to go to a National cemetary...they are everywhere...totally decorated with flags....and then REMEMBER....Freedom costs.....and honor their sacrfice...to all those who have gone on before us....to protect and serve us...God Bless America....BTW...my brother Billy just got buried in one..a year ago...so to you...Billy I salute you and your comrades through the ages....

Melissa Roth said...

I usually enjoy a 3 day camp trip with my family, but this year I went to my cousins graduation instead. Glad I went, it was a lot of fun. Thanks for offering blog candy

A Webb Of Creations said...

This weekend we spent time with Family and friends, had a grad party to go to. Cleaned the house and just do what ever we wanted.

JulieHofer said...

My favorite thing to do on Memorial Day weekend is to cook out w/famiily & friends.