Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Trimming the fat blog candy give-away!!!!!




Okay girls, one little known fact about me is that I HATE WASTE! It makes me crazy! I can't stand to have stuff in my craft room that I am not using. I have been buying alot of designer paper lately and have been having a ball with it, but I never use all of what I buy. So, I have been cutting my designer paper 12x12 papers into little 6x6 pieces because then I have less scraps, I think. Anyway, all of these papers are trendy and hot right now and I don't want them to rot here in my stamp room when one of you could be getting some good use out it.

I have everything here, basic grey, magnolia, American crafts, memory box, you name it and I have it right now. So, I am going to keep half of them and give half of them to one of you who leaves a comment on my blog. You can comment on anything you want: what you are going to do this summer or what your favorite stamping toy is. Doesn't matter to me. I will use my handy dandy random number selector program again and pick one of you out. Patti H. who won my last blog candy give away was just thrilled with her little package that I sent her. I was happy about that. All papers are current and in stores right now.

I have also been buying stamps from Inky Antics, stampendous, stampabilities lately and I will throw in some stamped paper with some of these images. I think that is a great way to try something out with no investment on your part. Good luck to you all. Check back at the end of the week and I will post the winner's name!

42 comments:

olse0231 said...

Woo hoo - first comment! What a great idea to cut the 12x12 papers into 6x6. That's perfect for cardmaking! I am a paper hoarder, so this might be a great way to make me actually use the stuff. :)

Melissa said...

Awesome idea to make sure those papers get used! I have really been enjoying using patterned papers in my projects lately and the comments show it!

Thanks for the chance to win!

CAKVD said...

Hello! What a generous person you are! I have been scrapbooking and making a ton of stamped cards lately and I don't have very much paper. For some reason I never think that I need paper until I sit down to do a project and then realize that I have to work with what I've got. I just started a 6x6 album today about me. I've never done a 6x6, nor have I done anything about me before. Humm, I wonder if I'll have enough photos of myself? LOL!
Thanks!!
Cheryl KVD

kristahubbard2002 said...

You sound just like me. So much paper, will never use it all...interested in the stamped images, though. Please contact me - I may have something you want stamped as well!

scrappintrish said...

Wow! Awesome Blog Candy! I also have Blog Candy up for grabs on my site until June 15th.. :)
I have been using a lot of patterned paper latley. The paper in the picture looks gorgeous!!

Tara said...

Ooh, what lovely papers! Waste not want not. :)

Ila said...

Oh my, these are beautiful papers. TFS.

Tracy said...

Thanks for the opportunity! You are so thoughtful!!! Ijust got a paper piercer and I love it...my next purchase will be the giga scallop circle! I love to buy!!!

doverdi said...

What a great way to use up your paper. I have been using a lot of pattern paper lately.

Right now my favorite new things are chipboard, doodling & flourishes. Thanks for a chance to win some great paper.

Peggy S said...

Oh such purty paper!! My favorite new tool is the Crop-a-dile. OK I'm a little late, but finally succumbed!! I love it. I've got stickles too finally ..... Love them!!!

Monika said...

I like your blog you have some neat cards. And of course nice blog candy.

Mary Campbell said...

Great blog candy. Thanks for sharing. I have been making a lot of cards lately, sure could use some new paper.

SmilynStef said...

What a fun giveaway ... since using Basic Grey 6X6 pads, I've really grown to love that size for cards ... I sure hope you pick me.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Great candy!!! Very generous! I have just recently got into using decorative paper and I love it! Now my cards look naked without it!
lois lane

Andrea Hays said...

What a great giveaway! Just like you, I love paper! I can't help myself. I think it is wonderful that you'll be giving some away. I Just made a couple new cards with patterned paper! Thanks and keep up the great work!

Andrea Hays said...

I am also from Minnesota! I was so happy to come across your blog and find someone from my state! :) (I forgot to mention that before I hit "post"!)

Michelle said...

What a cool giveaway! I hate cutting into my pristine sheets of 12x12. If I won yours, I could just keep hoarding mine forever, LOL! Thanks for a opportunity.

Kristene said...

Ohhhhh....I just know that Miranda would love this paper!!! She is always drooling at your cards!!

Shelley G. in Iowa said...

Oooh, what pretty papers. I'd love to win them because I have had a creative block for some time now. Probably because I haven't had any time to create anyway. I would have to make time to play with these right away!!! Thanks for the chance.

Cathy said...

Wow here is some awesome candy here. My mind is going a mile a minute of all the fun stuff I can do with this goody stuff. Love your blog and your artwork is so creative...you are one talent crafter. Thanks for the chance.

Denise said...

Oooh I love paper! I have the same problem, I just keep buying more! Sure, so let me win more and add it to my collection...LOL

Bethany Paull said...

Great idea! I've been thinking of doing the exact same thing, but didn't know how it would go over. I LOVE IT!

scfranson said...

What a great way to share! This summer we hope to go to Lake Superior and enjoy the views.
Claudia F.

Rosella said...

How generous of you! I was thinking about cutting my 12X12 int 6X6's/ So I think I will do this with my papers.
You are so lucky to live close to a Hobby Lobby. We don't live close to one anymore and I miss it!

Pattyjo said...

I don't know if I am disqualified because I won your last blog or not. So I am definitly entering again! You send the best stuff and way beyond what I ever expected! So if its OK please toss my name in again!

KayellWY said...

Thank you for offering such wonderful candy. I wish I was more like you and could clean out when I should. I have a tough time getting rid of something I *think* I might use in the future. :) I teach card making at the LSS, but when I make something non-class, I like to dig into the goodies I've been hanging onto for just that special occasion. I'm getting better. :)

dd2njoy said...

First visit on your blog,through Allison of course.She's the bomb!
That's a wonderful idea about your paper...and would be so cool to win all of that! Whoever wins will be very lucky person. Thanks for the chance at winning!

Brenda said...

What a great idea! I hate a bunch of odd shaped paper scraps but I love the patterns and don't have the heart to get rid of them.

Now I will either cut them into nice squares or punch shapes out of them to make them more appealing to use.

Right now my favorite toy is the Cuttlebug. I also like my Cricuit and use that for so much. I have been doing so much card-making that it is time to get back to scrapbooking. I love the blogs and all the wonderful ideas!

Thanks for your great idea!!

Amie said...

I'm just gonna mention that we have a scrappy yard sale going on next weekend at my LSS (www.keepsaketrends.com) and I have for the first time put together a bunch of kits to sell using random dp/pp that I'm just not gonna get a chance to use. I'm excited about it! Thanks for the blog candy offer!

Shannon K said...

I wanted to let you know I love your card from 5-26. I don't know what it is called but I just love it.
I am obsessed with DP paper lately!!! It is my latest favorite thing so I hope I am the lucky winner.

Angel said...

I've been thinking of doing the same thing....cutting my 12x12 into 6x6. But I am afraid I may need a strip or something. I was behind a girl at the LSS the other day who bought almost $200 in mostly PAPER! WOW! She had some very cool papers though. I'd love to have access to her stamp room. And I would also love to have your 6x6 blog paper candy! LOL

ikkinlala said...

What beautiful paper!

I don't know what I'm going to do for the rest of the summer, but I'm going to visit relatives in another province for a couple of weeks starting next Tuesday. It'll be good to see them again.

mara g said...

I love Patterned Paper! Thank you for the offer of blog candy!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE designer paper!! I am very into the POP right now. I made some really cute Thank You cards recently for my girls teachers. Thanks for the blog giveaway.
Angie W

Niki said...

What a great idea and a great giveaway! From one paper hoarder to another, I so understand! lol

Miranda (who else?!?) said...

Hey there Mellissa!! Just droping by to say "hi" and enter for a chance to win all that candy! My trip to Chicago was amazing!!! I went with LHS and WHS orchestras and it was lots of fun!!! I'll be sure to post all my pictures onto my Myspace page (www.myspace.com/crazyneighborness) very soon!!!!

Linda SS said...

I love your blog and the creative cards you make. You always have such great color combos. I'm a paper addict, so this blog candy is a must have:)

Jan Scholl said...

I cut my paper the exact same way. That way, I always have some to share. ANd as I like making smaller books, I get 3-4 pages from each larger one.

Heather Leech said...

Thanks so much for being willing to share with us! What a great prize!!
Thanks!
Heather

Connie said...

I'm excited love the paper. I think I am addicted to paper. Thanks for sharing.

melissa roth said...

"one woman's scraps are another ones treasure". Isn't that how it goes? Never the less, I'd LOVE to win that paper, thanks for offering it:)

Suzanne said...

What great papers! I really love decorative paper!!