Sunday, July 20, 2008

Let's Celebrate with BLOG CANDY

We're back and knee deep in laundry and unpacking! Our vacation to the Pinery in Ontario was perfect and not at all the 'roughing it' I was worried about. Great getaway from the hustle and bustle of daily life. We went to the beach, canoeing (1st time for me & so nervous about tipping), biking, fishing and saw the sunset. All this but at a leisurely pace. Here's a picture of the yurt we stayed in, which housed 2 sets of bunk beds - thank goodness cause I just can't do the tent sleep on the ground thing - LOL. We all loved it so we'll definitely do this again.
Today's title gives away my surprise. I'm celebrating YOU, my 3,000 blog visitors, by giving away my very first blog candy! Thank you so much to everyone who visits and for all the wonderful comments. I've been making some fabulous friends while having fun stamping. How awesome is that!

There's a 1st and 2nd prize so each of my girls can pick a name out of a hat. The candy has been generously provided by Phebe at the Town Scrapper. She carries an assortment of High Hopes, Magnolia, Penny Black, Rakle, Hanna, Whipper Snapper, MFT stamps and wonderful paper and embellishments too numerous to mention. Checkout her webiste here or give her a dingle at 519-882-0623 to speak with her directly. Phebe can also be reached via email at

1st Prize: Rakle 'Sitter' stamp, 12 Prima Painterly Petals and a Heidi Swapp edge distresser.

2nd Prize: Whipper Snapper 'Field of Daisies' stamp, 10 Queen & Co. 'oh orange' bold round brads and 6 Imaginisce brads from the 'A Shore Thing Collection'.

The chance to win is open to everyone until 12 midnight on Saturday, August 2nd and I will ship internationally. All you have to do is post a link to this blog candy on your blog and leave a message on THIS post. If you don't have a blog, email me at for a chance to win.

Best of Luck,


Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Glad to hear you had such fun time away Maria and you did some great activities. Bet your girls just loved it. Congratulations for reaching 3000 hits and such fabulous candy you are offering. I will post a link to your candy on my blog. Here's to many more hits, Hugs, Nikki x

Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said...

WOW!!!....Congratulations!!...I found you thru bunny-zoe's blog....thanks for offering up the blog candy...I will post a link on my blog too.....I LOVE the "yurt" you stayed in on vacation...that would also be the way I would have to camp.....OR a motor home!!...creative blessings, Debbie

Doris said...

Congrats on soo many hits! great blog, I've posted about your blog candy here

Anne E said...

Hi Maria,

Congratulations on 3000 hits. I've added your link on my blog.

crafting diva said...

Congratulations on your 3000 hits that wonderful I would love to go into your draw for the blog candy I have put a link on m y blog thanks so much

crafting diva said...

Congratulations on your 3000 hits that wonderful I would love to go into your draw for the blog candy I have put a link on m y blog thanks so much

karin xoxo said...

Hi Maria,

congrats with so many hits.
Great to read you had so much fun.

Love your candy. I put you on my blog.

xoxo karin

Sophie said...

Glad to see you've enjoyed your holiday. :)

Congratulation on so many hits!

I've post a link to your candy here:

V Colbourne said...

Congrats on your 3000 hits! That's a huge accomplisment. Your cards are adorable. And the blog candy isn't too bad either..heehee. I've linked you up on my blog post and blog roll, so drop by for a visit. [[]]

Cindy Vernon said...

Great candy, I linked you

Bunny B said...

Woohoo!!! Looking good :) Congrats on your hits! Blogged you HERE! Thank you for the chance!

Annelies said...

Congratulations on the hits! You've put together two great packages, so thank for a chance to win. Here's my link:
Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

ribenaruby said...

Congratulations on your big hits. Lovely candy. I've given a shout on my blog.

agnes said...

Wow what a great blogcandy,i've linked on my blog.Have nice day greetings from Holland.Agnes

Andrea said...

Hi Maria,

wow so great candy´s. I posted on my blog!


Welli Designs said...

great blog candy. I placed a link on my blog .

eline said...

what a great blog candy, lover your site thanks.
my blog
greetings from the netherlands

ARIANNE said...

Love your candy, Maria!

Here is the entry on my blog.

Miranda said...

what a cool blogcandy! I would love to win this.... it's for me the first time I join this kind of things.. I hope I'll get lucky;)

I will leave a note on my blog today to spread the word!

Camilla said...

Hi Maria! Congratulations with your 3000 hits!! I love your candy! And have written a little about it on my blog:)
Hugs, Camilla.

Heike said...

Wow, wonderful Blog Candy, thanks for the great Chance to win......I've link you on my Blog.


Gina Wrona said...

Congrats Maria!

I'll be sending you an email since I don't have a blog to post a link to enter.



Pink Sunshine said...

Congratulations on reaching 3000 hits, great blog and candy.
Sally. X

Made On The Farm said...

Great blog, great candy!! Thanks for letting me join in!
Have linked you on my blog,


Nixe07 said...

What a great Blog Candy. Congratulations on reaching 3.000 Hits and thanks for the chance to win :)
Hugs, Moni

Fiorella said...

Hello! AS I don't have a blog, I sent you a mail a couple of day ago. Hope I have the permission to partecipate. thanks for the blog candy, it's gorgeous!
Hugs from Italy

confettiny_53 said...

Hi Maria,

Congratulations from Holland!
I don't have a Blog, but I sure would like to play, so I'll email you as well.

greetings, Trix

scrapmuis said...

Hello Maria, what a wonderful birthday is this!!at Candy Blog
Congratulations with your 3000 hits and more !!!

I link yours blog at mine!in the Holland!

Have grate day!


CarolineH1972 said...

congrats on so many hits! love your blog, love your candy, have posted a link on my blog

craftyb said...

Whaaaat...? Maria...are you saying that you enjoyed this whole camping "thing" much you'd do it again...? I've never heard of a "yurt" before so you've educated me tonight! but it actually looks quite "neat"! And I'm sure you had really warm weather, so that might help too...the activities you mentioned all sound idyllic...I'm so glad the whole family enjoyed it!!

Your 2 candies are lovely...I'm going to edit tonights post to advertise it for you!

Thanks for all your visits and kind comments...always! bx

Annie217 said...

OMG someone who scraps and stayed in a yurt, how exciting! My boyfriend and I are planning on building an earthship once we buy some land. To survive without our home, we are going to purchase and build a yurt first. I'd love to see some inside pictures if you have them! Anyway, haha. Gorgeous blog candy, keeping my fingers crossed! Here's my link.


Gill said...

congrats on your 3000 hits, fabulous candy, I love the Rakle, thanks for a chance to win
lv Gill x

Rhonda Walker said...

Cute stamps and embellishments.

Aliogator said...

Wow, 3,000 posts! Thanks for offering the blog candy. I also posted a link on my blog.

Giovana said...

Congratulation on your 3000 hits!!! I just found your blog and it is great.
I linked your blog candy on my blog:

Thanks for the chance to win.
God bless


Heather (Craftling) said...

A yurt sounds like something you might have for breakfast. Or possibly after breakfast if the milk was sour!!! Hehe! Sorry.. my mischievous sense of humour!!

Looks like you had fun, though, which is great! ;o)

Congrats on your 3,000 visitors! :o) And thank you for the opportunity to win some fab candy!

I have linked to your candy post on the sidebar of my blog, HERE

Sony said...

Hi Maria:
Congrats with your 3000 hits!! Wow!!!

My b-day is on August so i want to win to celebrate more. :)

Keeping my fingers crossed.

Thanks for this blog candy.

Hugs, Sony
Puerto Rico

Michele said...

Congratulations on getting over 4000 hits.Great blog, great candy!!

Have linked you on my blog,

Michele - Ireland

EVELYN said...

I have never won any blog candy yet
Thanks for the chance to win!

evelyn otero

Geyna said...

Congratulations on 3000 hits. I've added your link on my blog.Great candy.

Greetings from Spain

kc_froglady said...

Congratulations! I have linked to you for the blog candy post and I enjoyed reading today your blog!

Desiree said...

Congratulation! I have added a link to you in mine now!

Brisa said...

CONGRATULATIONS and thanks for your amazing prizes! here is my blog with the link:

loyaz said...

What a fabulous offer - posted on my blog at


Anna Banana said...

Thanks for this 2x chance to win some fantastic blog candy!! I am happy to have linked you in a post and I love your work so much I am adding you to my bloggers list!
Thanks again!
Anna Banana

sandyh50 said...

Hi Maria, lovely blog candy. I enjoy your blog. I will email you since I don't have a blog.


sandyh502001 at yahoo dot com

Jess said...

Hi Maria!, congratulation on your 3000 hits. Thanks for the blog candy. I have added a link to you in my blog.
P.D. Sorry but my english isn't very good

ScrapKia said...

Love your candy, Maria! :-)
Here is the entry on my blog:

ScrapKia said...

Congratulation! I have added a link to you in mine now!

Julie Temple said...

Congrats on 3000 hits! I got your addy from Giovana, and I am so glad I did! Great blog and thank you for the chance at the blog candy!


Tanja said...

Great Candy, I'll tell it on Blog!

Hugs Tanja

Katja said...

So sweet candy, thanks so much.
Greetings from Germany, Katja

Jenny said...

Herzlichen Glückwunsch,vielleicht hab ich ja mal Glück.:)