Monday, October 19, 2009

favorite things blog candy

i haven't done blog candy in a while, but commemorating my last caardvarks challenge seems like the perfect occasion!

this time it's not so much "latest and greatest" as "tried and true". i've gathered some of my very favorite supplies together, these are the same things i buy and use over and over! there's a set of my all time favorite autumn leaves clear stamps (rhonna farrer's divine flourishes), heidi swapp & prima florals, american crafts mini-mark rub-ons, making memories alphabet rubs, ki & lil davis & heidi chipboard, mambi bling icons, ghost alphas, dimensional stickers, buttons, a small accordian album, ribbon slides, a cuttlebug die...and...well, there's a load of fun stuff here, ok?! i've also done a bit of paring down in m'stash, so i've thrown a 1-quart baggie full of flowers from every conceivable maker, one of miscellaneous ribbon, one of nekkid chipboard, and a k&co tin full of assorted decorated chipboard bits that is stuffed as full as i could get it and still lock closed!

it looks like this and completely fills a medium-sized priority mail box:

since the best day of the entire year to give away candy obviously
i'll close the comments at midnight on the 30th
and announce a randomly picked winner the next morning.

i'll ship worldwide and you can enter as many times as you'd like, but to be eligible, you must leave a comment telling me one of YOUR favorite things: it can be an addictive papercrafting supply or technique, it can be the proudest project you've ever made (leave a link so we can all come see it!), it can be your favorite book or movie, it can be a "must" read blog or website (again, an addy would be excellent!), it can be an event or holiday or other "real life" adventure...

...just tell me a favorite of some kind!


  1. One of my favorite scrapbooking supplies is ink! I use it everytime I scrapbook.

  2. ooohhh. POPCORN! :)
    that's not crafty at all, but i sure eat a lot of it while i'm crafting! usually in the planning stages of whatever project i'm working on. :)

    i totally agree with you on MANY of the basic staples you've posted here! there are some good ones!

  3. The best part of my day is coming home and having my 3 year old daughter greet me at the door with hugs and kisses. That makes all of the stress and pressure from work go right out the window.

  4. Hey that is some serious blog candy sista...

    Hi my name is Amy and I'm addicted to coffee...there I said it..

    Today starts my journey to have less coffee...sigh...I think it is making me shrink and lord knows I need as many inches as possible.

  5. My favorite blog site to visit (and drool over) is Becca's Amazing Paper Grace! As if I could ever do that nice of cards! But I love all blogs - my passion is visiting as many new ones as I can. Thanks for offering the blog candy, I love winning those too!

  6. ok... i don't need anything but i have to say - without any motive or what seems to be sucking up (cos like i said i don't need nuthin!) YOU are my favorite blog read... you are endlessly entertaining - i mean if you never posted another creation you'd still be mon favorite! you make me laugh sweetie and that is a gift. And today i needed a good one :-) thanks SOOOOOOO Much sweetie!

  7. my favorite things are

    my hubby and kids
    vanilla lattes
    patterned paper
    Alice in Wonderland

  8. Yummy blog candy! My favorite things:

    my family
    good friends
    Indian cuisine
    making cards
    this blog by some girl who sorta likes Daniel Craig...I think it's LHJ's wife...

  9. Such a generous giveaway - thank you so much.
    My favorites are:
    My kids (and hubby)
    And of course can't live without crafting :)

  10. Awesome blog candy! Some of my favs:
    Favorite blog: Moxie Fab World
    Favorite author(s): Laurell K Hamilton, Nora Roberts, Patricia Brigss
    Favorite Scrapbook Supply: Patterned paper ( I'm addicted!)

  11. Lauren- that is some serious candy. Enough to cause a hangover!
    My favorite site for scrappin' inspiration:
    I'm also addicted to coffee in the a.m. and Diet Coke in the p.m. and I love dark chocolate!

  12. Wowie! What great blog candy!!! Thanks for the chance to win.

    I LOVE looking at papercrafting magazines...there I've admitted it. I'm addicted. My recent favoite is...Artful Blogging!!

    I also LOVE just walking around the craft store, of which there my new little, small town of Laramie, Wyoming. Sniff...

    I also really really love Friday nights watching Monk and Psych with my hubby and 13 year old...and

    Because my 13 year old is now 13, I abosultely LOVE it when he asks me to sit and watch tv or read next to him (like he did just a moment ago), because those requests are too far and in between for my liking these off I go to go snuggle.


  13. Whoa, now that is a pile of goodies! Hmmm, favorites, OK how about...

    Really good Chinese food,
    Being a mom to my boys,
    Going on a date with my hubby,
    Diving my crafty goodies and creating something that I am proud of.
    Here is a favorite's an oldie, but I still love it:

    (-: Heidi

  14. Hi Lauren. My name is Jana and I am addicted to all things sparkly. Your card is fabulous, dahling. If it shines, I must have it. I'll send you my snail mail addy and you can just pop in the mail to me. hehehehehehehehehehehehe As for the blog candy, you are too generous. I have SO many fav's that I cannot name them all, but I will say BLING is awesome. Thanks.

  15. Wow what a great give away you are doing :D.
    Some of my most favourite crafting things at the moment are my mini misters & alcohol inks. I think I have used nothing but them (& my Hero Arts stamps) for the last few months. Sad really, but lots of fun especially when my 3 yr old dd wants to help.

  16. One more thing I LOVE...
    Peanut Butter. I put it on everything!

  17. My VERY FAVORITE thing is PATTERNED PAPER and I am totally addicted to it.

  18. Wow Thanks for the chance at all your candy I follow and have linked you all up
    sorry for my english spero di vincere un saluto dall'Italia bye bye rosa

    My favorite things:
    chocolate, my family, good friends and voyage
    create the fantasy is my hobby

  19. waw what a big candy , thanks a lot for the chacne to win it, i ve become a follower and i have put a link on my sidebar, and my favorite website is this
    i usually take a lot at this blog, beacuse the woner 's blog always offers lovely candies and i dont want to lose those oportunity =),
    hugssss from peru

  20. I really enjoy your blog!
    and thats one of my favorite things to do, visit my favorite blogs!
    Congratulations on your new Cuttlebug! Another favorite of mine! I'm sure you'll be hearing all about double embossing, co'ordination paper embossed and sanded, inking, and being able to use diecutters from other machines from the amazing talent out there!
    Also, congratulations on your retirement after an awesome 2.5 yrs of creating with caardvarks! Love the cards you posted! Enjoy seeing your work.
    Finally, thank you for the wonderful selection of candy!

  21. That's some *good* candy!! :) A few of my faves:
    - anything that sparkles... particularly love glimmer mist
    - Take 5 candy bars (a friend and I have dubbed them "mommy crack")
    - any movie with Cary Grant or Audrey Hepburn. Sigh.

  22. Blog hopping is one of my favorite things. I love to find new techniques, I love video's on crafting (YouTube)and looking at other people's work.
    Thanks for the chance to win your amazing candy.

  23. Hi Lauren.
    My family is my top favourite of everything.
    My favourite craft item is my box of ribbons and roses. My favourite thing to do is singing and cardmaking. My favourite food is Sushi.

    Thankyou for nice comments in my clog.


  24. Hi Lauren!! Brand new follower here. Thanks for doing this fun giveaway =) Hmmm my favourite papercrafting supply would be glitter. You can't go wrong with something shiny!! I don't have a proudest project because I would like to think they are all my best work (even though they probably aren't lol). My favourite book movie is Back to the Future II. Keep up the fantastic work and THANK YOU =)

  25. I have so many favourite things but my #1 has to be coffee. The best part of my morning, hands down.

  26. one of my very fave things is smelly candles. i have them burning all the time!

  27. My current favorite scrapbooking thing is all the bling out there - especially those "Say it in Crystals"! They are gorgeous!

  28. My Mum's Sunday dinner!
    Homemade broth to start. Then roast stuffed chicken, roast and mashed potatoes, cauliflower with parsley sauce, chunky carrots, and the most delicious gravy.
    Followed by home made apple crumble and creamy custard.
    YUMMY! Is your mouth watering yet?! It's definately THE BEST!

  29. Here are some of my fave things. Definitely comments on my blog. Those are great! (
    I don't scrap but I LOVE making cards and my fave cardstock is Bazzill and fave papers are Basic Grey and Cosmo Cricket.
    Fave tools are my Scor-Pal, white gel pen, and EK Success edge punches.
    Hubby and I have a little store. We sell handmade soaps and such and the fave pic of our soaps that I have ever taken is this one:
    Fave tea is Chai, fave flower is Lilac, fave meal is anything hubby makes, and fave kind of music is Latin/Spanish. :)
    Thanks so much! ~Mrs SudsMuffin

  30. a newly discovered fave - BALL TRIM. i can't get enough of the stuff, yeesh. it's addictive and i just LURRRRVE the texture. makes any project SPUNKY!

  31. Hiya..
    Just found your lovely blog. Great candy thanks for the chance to win..
    One of my favorite things..salmiakki, that is salted liqorice we eat in Finland. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. Can't get it here in New Zealand. Add to that salmiakki vodka which is so yummy and seriously lethal as it doesn't taste like vodka much and before you know it you are pissed =)
    Have a nice day..

  32. Honey Nut Cheerios for breakfast. favourite cereal evah.

    (next to Count Chocula, which i can't justify buying because my 16-year-old son will eat it all)


  33. These are a few of my favorite things (sing along with me now):
    Dew drops on Roses and Fun Flock on Kittens, Warm Winter Wishes and Felt Hand stitched Mittens,Old Vintage Do -dads and torn out book pages, Your creative genius simply amazes.....
    Okay so I will never be a song writer but I have so many favorite things, it is impossible to list!
    Here a just a few-ice cream, copic markers, dies, paper, beads, family, and great blogs like yours!

  34. My favorite Film is "La vita è bell" with Benigni.
    I added you candy in my blog:


  35. I love making cards. It's so much fun especially when my daughter does it with me.

  36. One of my faves is Starbucks' Caramel Apple Spice. I don't drink coffee or tea, but I go wild for apple cider with caramel mixed in! Yummy!!!

  37. i already mentioned BALL TRIM, but i just wanted to reiterate.

    also, dewdrop inks - the size is perfect for inking edges or for use with an embossed page from the 'bug!

  38. My favorite things are watching NCIS reruns with my son, making cards and scrapbooking, and organizing my beautiful patterened paper. I love pretty paper.

  39. My favorite thing is coffee!! Almost any way, anywhere! But enjoyed most at home.
    Where would I be without it?? (still in bed, probably)

  40. My favourite is reading and crafting and cuddling with my husband and darlin 8mos daughter! Ok they are my favourites :))

  41. my favourite thing is knitting and creating!my favourite item right now is knit picks set deluxe...!!!

  42. HI Lauren! Great candy, I love all those flowers!
    I am most proud of a desk set I made for a Cuttlebug Challenge, HERE. I had to step outside the box and out of my comfort zone. But it was fun and I learned new techniques!! Thanks for the chance! :)

  43. Favorite candy to eat while making cards -- M&Ms :)

    Favorite afternoon drink while making cards -- IPC Cream Soda :)

    Favorite blog giving away blog candy -- All The Good Blog Names Were Taken (Wink, wink!) :)

    Happy Halloween! Snickers, Babe Ruth, Twix, Butterfingers.....oh my! :)

  44. It's interesting to see just how pervasive digital memory has become in our every day lives. It's like everywhere I turn, I see something with a card slot or USB jack . I guess it makes sense though, considering how inexpensive memory has become as of late...

    Ahhh... I shouldn't be moaning and groaning. I can't make it through a day without my R4 / R4i!

    (Posted using SPPost for R4i Nintendo DS.)


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