Sunday, September 5, 2010


... Well, not really! I will explain more about that in a bit.
But first- this week's winner of blog candy is maureendb!
I'll be contacting you on Monday, so I can get your package to you, Maureen. Thanks so much for being such a faithful follower and commenter on my blog! Congrats!!!

And now on to this week's candy.
Remember I said I was going to do a wedding theme? Well, here is what I have come up with:

It is really late at night and I need to get this post up, so I apologize for the fact that the pictures may not come out too well. The lighting was very challenging, but it's the best I could do. And again, it's hard to fit it all in in one shot, so in addition to this pic with everything together, I have taken a couple with it divided up, as well.

I think you'll agree that I have a wedding theme going here, but there's plenty of goodies here that you could use for various occasions, too.

These are the things you have a chance to win:
Marcella By K clear set of 11 wedding stamps
Marcella By K clear stampin block
Box of 50 Invitation size ivory envelopes
Stampin' Up! "Occasionally" stamp set
Cuttlebug "Animals" set of 4 embossing folders
Coluzzle Nested Window template
3 boxes of assorted pink and red shades of ribbon
5 rolls of various ribbons
Tall glass bottle of Prima flowers in blue shades
Shorter glass bottle of Prima flowers in purple shades
Large purple flower embellishment
Pastel colored satin flower applique
Package of silver tone heart charms
Wood mounted "Hugs & Kisses" stamp by Rubber Stampede

NOTE: As I am looking at these things to list them, I see the little bride stamp is damaged. I am going to try to return it to the store this week. If I can get another, I will. If not, I will substitute something in it's place.

Okay- I think by now many of you know my rules to be entered into the drawing for all this, but here you go again (hopefully we'll have some newbies this week!):

1) Become a follower of my blog, if you have not already done so.
2) Post a comment to THIS post! I love comments on all my posts, but this is the one you must post a comment on to be eligible for the drawing!
3) Put this on your blog, if you have one. Otherwise, just help spread the word any way you like. By word of mouth, email, FaceBook, etc. As long as you tell at least one person somehow.


Okay- now for my explanation of "not really" as stated in my first line in this post.

I have decided that with all the fun I have been having giving things away to my AWESOME readers, I want to continue. However, I can not afford to do this every week, lol, but I will try to do it as often as possible. With that said, I will just tell you that I plan to offer blog candy again before too long. Certainly before the year is out! Probably a couple of times or more in the next few months. I have already started to put aside some really special things for you. I want to do a give-away of items that I especially love and often use myself. (Yes, you can start thinking "vintage", lol!) and there may be some non- stamping related things in there, too- you just never know what! I just love shopping for other people, so who better to shop for than you? I am so thanking for all my readers and I thank each of you so much for the lovely- and often funny- comments you write here!

So, again I congratulate Maureen and wish you all luck for next Sunday's drawing.

I hope you have a fun and safe Labor Day!


Yvonne Russell said...

Congratulations Maureen!

Sarah, this is so generous of you. The wedding array is simply beautiful.

I have added your candy to my sidebar at and linked back.

I am already a follower.

Thank you so much for the chance to join in.

Unknown said...

Congratulations Maureen!!

Thank you Sarah for being so giving and sharing all that you do with your readers. Have a great day!

Suz Long said...

I would like to add my congratulations to Maureen also.

I have just spent the morning watching videos of lollipop flowers. I was wondering if you have tried them with different colors mixed together? (like Pasiley)

Also... do you think nestabilites can handle fabric?

I just love learning new stuff.
Thanks for all your hard work.

Sarah Bennett said...

To answer your questions, Suz: I recently took a trip to a fabric store and bought tons and tons of fabric with the intention of experimenting with many different materials and combinations. I'll post at some point after I get a bunch more made ;-)
As far as the Nesties go, I really don;t know. I can't say for sure, but I kind of doubt it, because will all the tutorials I came across, I never saw anyone use them. I think the Sizzix circle and flower dies are the way to go for material. Paper, of course would be fine with Nesties!
Have fun playing around and making these beauties. I'd love it if you'd post about how yours come out. Maybe it's time for you to start a blog of your own to share ;-)

Sabrina Jackson said...

WOW, girl, this is one awesome candy you are offering again! You truly are generous beyond words!!! I read that question about the Spellbinders being able to handle the fabric....the answer is not really. I have only the Cuttlebug and the Spellbinders and it did not cut the fabric well at all even with 2 and 3 pieces of added card stocck :C. I would say you really need the Sizzix dies!! Have a fabulous week my friend! Hugs and blessing, Sabrina

Sarah Bennett said...

Oooohhh Sabrina- do I take this ti mean that you have been making fabric flowers? Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Sarah - I have loved discovering your Blog as much as I love the opportunity to play for this DIVINE Csndy!! Thanks you for being so generous both of goddies and heart! I will be visiting you regardless of what you are offering - you are ina 'treasure' in yourself! God bless you Sarah! {{{hugs}}}

gocanucksgo said...

Hi Sarah!! Thanks for doing all these fabulous giveaways and thanks for all those lollipop flower tutorials. They're definately a lot easier to make than I thought. Keep up the amazing work and i'm off to post a picture in my side bar. Thanks!!

Jessica L said...

Wow! You are so super generous! Thank you for yet another chance to win such an amazing candy! I'm already a follower and I've posted a link on my sidebar. Thanks again!


Congratulations Sarah!
and thanks for the chance to win so generous candy.
I added it to my sidebar and I already was a follower.

By the way, thanks for the visit and comments on my blog. Your compliments were much appreciated.

Skrapbuker said...

Congrats Maureen!!! ^_^

This is super pretty candy! I've added it to my blog's sidebar, which links back.

I'm already a follower ^_^

Thanks for a chance to win!


Amanda said...

Thanks for yet another chance at some lovely candy Sarah!
Congrats to Maureen!
Off to post in my sidebar.

krista said...

I enjoy reading your blog. The inspirational cards are uplifting. Do you have stamps for the scriptures or do you print from the computer? You are very generous with your blog candy. Good luck to everyone in the drawing.

Sarah Bennett said...

Thanks everyone for all the nice comments!
Yes, Krista- I almost always use stamps for my scripture "sentiments". Most are either from Our Daily Bread Designs or Stampin' Up!. I try to list products I use, but sometimes I forget. If you ever need to know where a particular one is from, just ask and I'll be happy to let you know! :-)