Monday, August 23, 2010


So sorry this is going up a day late. I am afraid internet issues were to blame, but thankfully all seems fine now :-)
Okay- lots to catch you all up on!
First of all, the winner of last week's blog candy is "Goldyfish"! I have your email from your post, so I will contact you shortly in case you do not see this. Congrats on winning; I hope you enjoy your stuff!

And, here is a pic of the blog candy I have to offer this week:

I decided to do a bit of a theme here: Babies & Birthdays!
Today is my dear friend Claudia's birthday. Plus, she is anxiously awaiting the birth of her 2nd grandchild. She did not think her daughter in law would carry this far, so today just might end up being the baby's arrival date! I so hope it will be, since that would be so special for Claudia!
Also, my son's birthday was just last week, and my other son's Godfather's birthday was yesterday, and his Godmother's birthday was a few days ago as well. And many more friends have birthday's this month. Here's a funny one: not only was it my son's birthday, but on the same day it was his best friend's birthday, too. They were born on the same day, same year and have the same first name. They have been best friends ever since we moved here- almost 12 years ago. Anyway, with so many August birthdays I thought this was a good theme for the blog candy!
You probably know the rules by now:
#1: If you are not already a follower of my blog, please become one.
#2: Leave a comment here.
#3: Pass this on through your blog if you have one: either post about it or put it in your sidebar. If you do not have a blog, just tell someone about this giveaway any way you want: email, in person, by phone, FB, text..... you get the idea ;-)
That's it.
Then, next Sunday my daughter will once again reach into the basket of names and pick one. Good luck!
Here's what you have a chance to win:

Two Stampin' Up! stamp sets: Big Blossom and Something To Celebrate
Ellison Design (Sizzix) Thick Cuts die: Buckles
Sizzix embossing folder: Bird
Marcella Metal Accents
Set of return labels
Cuttlebug set of 4 embossing folders: Birthday
2 sets of stringed "pearls"- peach and green
Green flower embellishment
3 Hero Arts wood stamps: Background Stripes; Row Of 5 Backgrounds; and Block of 12 Small Solids
Inkadinkado wood Baby stamp
Corner slot punch
Fiskars Sunflower scissors
2 rolls of fibers
7 rolls of ribbon

And I will end this post with a picture of my son opening one of his birthday gifts. I meant to take a lot more pictures, but as so often happens, I got sidetracked, lol! You know how it goes: people over, getting dinner ready, the cake, other kids, the dogs, the phone, haha.... oh well- at least I got this one ;-)

Okay- that does it for now. My hand is healing nicely and I plan to try stamping again tomorrow!!! Yay!!!

I hope you have a great week, and don't forget to leave a comment for a chance at winning the blog candy. I will likely be posting again in the next few days to share what I have made. How's that for positive stamping thoughts? :-)


Yvonne said...

Wow! Lots of birthdays. This candy is absolutely super. Thanks for your generosity.

I am already a follower and I have linked your candy pic on my sidebar at Paper Flourish

Thanks so much for the chance to join in the birthday celebrations.

goldyfish said...

Yeah I won. Thank you so much. I will be looking for my email so I can give you my address. Please don't put me into this giveaway. I love what is in it, but I like to give others a chance.

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Sarah - I am glad to her your gand is improving and look forward to seeing your nbext project! Thanks for another try at some candy - it looks delish and is on my sidebar! I would love you to come and visit sometime! Thanks again! God bless you!!! {{{hugs}}}

Jessica L said...

Congrats to goldyfish! And thanks for a chance to win another great candy giveaway. I've posted a link on my sidebar.

Cass said...

Hi Sarah, great to see you back on! Congrats Goldyfish!!

Lots of yummy candy! Thanks for sharing!

Amanda said...

Wow! What a load of yummy candy! Thanks so much for the generous offer. Have put a picture link in my Candy Lane.
Congrats to goldyfish!

Skrapbuker said...

Congrats goldyfish!

Thanks for a chance to win more great candy!

I've updated the giveaway information on my blog's sidebar.


Deb said...

I am a follower of your blog and appreciate your kindness!

Wanda said...


Great giveaway!!! I'm missing your creations. I hope your hand is better soon.

best regards,
Wanda C.

Suz Long said...

Its my birthday month too!!! Looking forward to our get together next month.
Back to school already! This summer has flowen by.