Sunday, August 8, 2010

BLOG CANDY WINNER, NEW CANDY & THANK YOU ODBD!!

It's Sunday night, and that means I have a new bunch of Blog Candy to give away!!!

But first, I want to say
CONGRATULATIONS TO WANDA!!!
Wanda, please email me with your mailing address, and I will get your package in the mail to you!
Wanda's name was picked for last week's prize. She left a nice comment for me, became a blog follower here, and spread the word. That's all you need to do! Just leave me a comment on this post, become a follower of my blog (if you have not already done so), and put a link to this post on your blog. If you do not have a blog please just tell someone about my giveaway. Next Sunday I will have a winner drawn for this week's candy and I will put up another prize for the following week!
I will show you some more pics of the candy for this week, but first I want to tell you about my fun news!

Yesterday I got a blog comment congratulating me for being a winner of the ODBD (Our Daily Bread Design) "Shining The Light" award- and I didn't even know I had won, lol!
I was sooo excited! This was the first time I have ever submitted a card to anything! I have been toying with the idea of submitting some cards to magazines, but just have not taken that first step. I have been receiving a lot of encouragement, however, from many of my card-making friends, and finally decided to put something out there. I absolutely love OBDB's stamps and have purchased many of their sets, as well as lots of other wonderful goodies from their website (click the Shining The Light badge on the right and it will take you to their site). The cards that are on their blog and in their gallery are just gorgeous, so I will admit, I was a little nervous sending one of mine in. So, imagine my surprise when I found out they chose mine as a winner! I can not tell you how happy that made me feel! So, although I am tooting my own horn a bit here, lol, I just want to give a big thank you to the judges who chose my card! I will say that by getting this award, I am now finally feeling ready to start submitting my cards to magazines in the hope of having something published. I guess this was the push I needed ;-)

Okay- so... I guess you want to see this week's blog candy, huh? Here you go:


Well, it's August(!) already. Although Summer is flying by all too quickly, it is still Summer, right? I think our temps last night hit a record low, and the highs today were only in the low to mid 70's here in Southern California. So, in an effort to remind myself that it really is still Summer, I have tried to put together a "Summery" group of things for you.
There are lots of summery flowers...



And a set of 4 little flower Cuttlebug embossing folders; a Stampin Up! stamp set called "Very Punny" which includes some cute little summery images; large pretty brads...


a set of six adorable acrylic stamps- all Summer images; a package of glittery Summer chipboard shapes, a package of white chipboard flowers...



And check out this t-shirt! I got it this weekend from the opening of the brand new Bloomingdale's Department Store in Santa Monica, CA!


So even if you couldn't make it to Sunny Southern California this Summer, at least you can look as if you did, lol! Isn't that fun?
Well, I know the week will pass quickly, so please just take a moment now and leave me a comment, become a follower, spread the news of my blog candy, and GOOD LUCK!
Thanks for visiting today! Hope you have a wonderful week! :-)

14 comments:

Robin Stewart said...

beautiful blog candy. I have posted a link on my blog to you, as well I have shared on a group forum and I am following you. Thanks.

Katie said...

I want a t shirt! Get Dad to get me one!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Sandy - congratulations on your ODBD win - no wonder though - your work is fabulous - they will be asking you on their DT next! LOL! Thank you for the opportunity to play for this YUMBLY Candy - you are so very generous! God bless you Sansy! {{{hugs}}}

BethH said...

Hey, I was in So Cal at Christmas...does that count??? LOL! What a lovely bunch of blog candy that anyone could use on a Monday to cheer them up! And, Cha-Cha-Cha for you on the ODBD win.....you deserved it!!!

goldyfish said...

Congrats on your win. Thanks for the chance on the blog candy.

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

See, girl, I've told ya, you never know!!! Congrats on getting the Award over at ODBD!!! Did you get my e-mail the other day? Hope all is well!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Skrapbuker said...

Wonderful blog candy! I have posted the updated giveaway on my blog and am I follower. Thanks!!

Roberta said...

Jennah needs a SoCal shirt (please tell Caroline hello for her :))

Thanks for the nudge to get over here.. I've been slacking on my blog viewing.

maureendb said...

hahaha...you are so funny Katie. Congratulations on winning at Our Daily Bread. School is starting soon...maybe we can get together. Love ya.

Suz Long said...

I think I have overcome my latest techno challenge and can now play along. Your cards are always amazing. Why are you surprised when you win? You put so much heart into all you do, you are always a winner in my eyes. I have your blog in my tool bar and will be proud to pass it along to my crafty friends that are outside of our circle of stampers.

KarenB said...

This is so much fun... what a wonderful summery assortment! Have a great day :)

gocanucksgo said...

Congrats on the win! I'm a new follower and i'm really loving your stuff so far. Thanks for doing these fun giveaways. I look forward to seeing what you create next. Keep up the amazing work =)

Amanda said...

Hi Sarah, Just found your blog through Carla Prediger's blog. I absolutely love what you are doing here! Love the vintage feel of your cards! Congrats on the award at OBDB. It is well deserved.
I have placed a link to your candy in my Candy Lane and am now a follower. Thanks for the opportunity!

Deb said...

What great candy you have! Thank you for the chance to win!