I Wish You a Merry Christmas Blog Candy

It’s time again for blog candy!  I LOVE blog candy, and I especially love giving it away.  I’ve beenTreeblink  fortunate enough to have acquired lots of really cool tools and supplies this past year, and know how fun it is to try them out.  There’s not much I want or need this year for Christmas since I’ve acquired so much already.  At the top of my wish list is the new 2008 Mary Engelbreit Calendar – the one where you tear a page off for each day.  Hope I get it from a loved one!  Since I really don’t have much of a wish list, I’ll list my favorite products and/or tools I "acquired" this past year…

My "Top 10" list of favorites this year, in no particular order are:

1.  Nestabilities – these are awesome dies for creating your own die cuts.  I’ve played with them quite a bit, but not near enough yet…I have found they make awesome die cuts from thin chipboard…something I plan on selling in my new boutique "Praierie Papier Cottage" in the near future.

2.  Tim Holtz’s Distress Paint – I have acquired all 24 colors, and was pleasantly surprised at how easy they are to use.  When I purchased them I didn’t know that there was a brush attached to the inner side of the cover–that would’ve been good to know before I searched for a foam brush to use.  I painted a metal bookplate for a scrapbook I’ve been working on for my daughter, and talk about good, fast coverage!  Will definitely be playing with these some more when I get home and have the time!

3.  Basic Grey Paper – all of it!  I love that Basic Grey makes 6 x 6 inch pads for those of us who aren’t much into scrapbooking!  A generous sized pad for only $6!  Most pads also have coordinating ribbons, buttons, and fibers…gotta love that!  My favorites so far are Stella Ruby and Figgy Pudding.  I love love love all of them!!!

4.  Garden Silhouettes stamp set from Stampin’ Up!®– one of the hostess sets from the 2007 Fall/Winter Collection…I’m going to miss it when it retires December 31.  I love the style and versatility. 

5.  River Rock card stock from Stampin’ Up!®– one of the 2007-08 In Colors…a great neutral color…love love love it!

6.   Bind-It-All –  a great little binding machine with a great selection of "O" wires!  Simple to use, small, compact size for traveling or home use, this little machine can punch through a lot!  Also comes with a handy tote (sold separately) and a took kit in a matching case (also sold separately).  Wish it came in pink though…

7.  Crop-a-Dile – I have carpal tunnel and arthritis, and this handy tool makes punching holes or setting eyelets a breeze.  Definitely worth the money!

8.  Prismacolor Markers – I haven’t jumped onto the Copic Markers bandwagon, yet anyway.  They are expensive!  But, I did purchase the 154 pc. set of Prismacolor markers from Dick Blick at about 50% off…and I LOVE them!  Great colors, and they lay color down nicely.  I’ve only used them a few times, again because of the carpal tunnel it makes it difficult to use them for a long time, but I’m having a blast with them.  Their blender pens also work great!  Definitely one of my very favorites this year!

9.  Cuttlebug and Cuttlebug embossing folders – what can be said that hasn’t already been covered about this great little tool!  The embossing folders are my favorite, and right after the first of the year Provocraft is releasing about nine new ones with fantastic designs.  I’m already on the waiting list!

10.  I"m already at number ten and have so many other great products I’ve fallen in love with this past year and it’s difficult to pick only one more…there’s Glimmer Mist, all the ribbon from the Pink Hedgehog, Fluffles the Cat stamps from Stampendous, any stamps from Stampin’ Up!®, Innovative Stamp Creations, Fun Flock from Gel-a-Tins, any May Arts ribbon, Gina K Designs Stamps, Hanna Stamps, My Favorite Things Stamps, especially I Brake for Stamps (all of them!!!!), Artistic Outpost stamps, Prismacolor pencils, Build-a Brads from Stampin’ Up!®, Pretties kit from Stampin’ Up!®, OMG, the list could go on and on – so, I’ll just say all of the above, especially all the stamps, and ribbon, and …

So, now that I’m finally done rambling on and on and on…what does that have to do with blog candy?  Well, first, if you haven’t already, and you’re NOT a Stampin’ Up!® demo, sign up for my newsletter directly under my photo and copyright notice…then, comment on this post by listing YOUR top five stamping and/or papercrafting wish list items.  The lucky winner, chosen randomly who INCLUDES at least her first name AND city and/or state so I can tell you apart, will win one of the items on her top five wish list!  Be sure to include some not-so-expensive items cause my budget won’t allow for a new Cricut Expressions machine, etc.  I’ll do my best to fulfill one of your wishes!

You must comment before midnight (mountain time) December 14th.

That’s it!  Tell me what you want, and I’ll be YOUR Santa!    

Comments

  1. tyrymom29 says:

    Wow what an awsome prize ….My wish list is 1- stamps from Hanna stamps or gina k
    2- Crop a dile
    3- Those cute Lunch tins (we dont have any here where Im from ) small town …lol
    4- any primas or stickles
    5- a scalloped punch round or Oval …
    Ive been good all year , well most of the year hehe .Have a good weekend and thank you for the chance !!!

  2. WOW! Merry Christmas to you too! How generous of you!
    My want list is:
    1.- The TIME WELL SPENT set,which is a level 3 hostess set, and I can’t buy it (unless I make a really huge order. Not possible right now LOL!)
    2.- Scalloped punches
    3.- Aquapainter
    4.- SU markers
    5.- A Bind-it-all
    And a lot of more things…
    Hope you are having a great Christmas Season!

  3. This is fun!! Here’s my list:
    1. Bella stamps
    2. Gina K stamps
    3. Tim Holtz distress ink and alcohol inks
    4. Cricut cartridges
    5. bling!!

  4. Claudia F. says:

    Great blog ! My wishes are a cuttlebug, cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder, Tim’s alcohol inks, Papertrey Ink stamps.
    Claudia
    scfranson@charter.net

  5. What generous blog candy!
    Let’s see:
    1. velvet ric rac
    2. any yummy ribbon
    3. liquid pearls
    4. any figgy pudding paper
    5. bling!
    Thanks for the chance!
    Merry Christmas!
    Jennifer T. in Marietta, GA
    jonjenn@earthlink.net

  6. wow! you are so generous. i love the card that you made using the basic grey figgy pudding paper. 🙂
    1. figgy pudding basic grey paper
    2. papertrey snowflake seranade or green thumb
    3. gina k’s down on the farm set
    4. scalloped circle punch
    5. crop-o-dile.
    thanks for being our santa! 🙂

  7. Cool! Thanks for the chance to win, and what an interesting way to do blog candy!
    My Top 5 wishlist…. hmmmmmm….
    1. Wanted stamp set
    2. Tim Holtz Grungeboard Alphabet – Plain
    3. Eyelets from Pinkhedgehog
    4. Circle scallop punch
    5. Winter Wonder stamp set by Verve Visual – Oh how I *looooooove* this set!!

  8. 1. crop-a-dile.
    2. Fiskars circle punches 1inch and 1 1/2 inch
    3. Christian sentiment stamps.
    4. scallop punches
    5. Fiskars texture plates (the set with the swirls.
    Merry Christmas to you. I love all the tools you’ve listed though I don’t have any of them! Thanks for this wonderful giveaway.
    shutterbug2525″at”gmail.com

  9. It’s going to be hard to pick out 5 item but I’ll try.
    1) The paperdoll cartridge for Cricut.
    2) One sheet of all the Stampin Up colors so I can see what my favorites are.
    3) My Favorite Things stamp set with the dachshund dog in it.
    4) Lovely as a Tree stamp set
    5) Martha Stewart glitter
    I did manage to come up with a wish list and that wasn’t hard at all:)

  10. Wow, that’s quite the candy! I’ll jump in with my wishlist –
    1. Grungeboard, the swirly ones
    2. Lovely as a tree set (it’s sooo pretty)
    3. Baroque Motifs (even prettier!)
    4. Opals EP’s
    5. Gorgeous stamps from Katzelkraft (have you seen these??? Go here: http://www.katzelkraft.fr/rubber+stamps/full+sheet+um/um+full+sheet+flourish+ktz38 )
    Hmm, I could think up all kinds of things! 🙂
    Merry, merry to you and yours!

  11. What a fabulous wishlist.
    My wishlist is very very basic..Since i’m way out in India, there’s not much stuff I have. I did buy some stuff now my wishlist has expanded to
    1. A heat tool
    2. embossing powders
    3. Dazzling diamonds/crytal effects
    4. lots of patterned papers
    5. flourish stamps (Baroque Motifs is my fav.)
    I could go on..but you are truly generous..whosoever wins is sure a lucky person.
    Tejal2210(at)gmail(dot)com.

  12. oh dear. I really dont want anything because I pretty much have what I want and need. There are some nice stamps from the Uk I like and I am always up for cardstock if its quality (that stuff from MIcheals is nasty)
    One thing I have a hard time finding is small poems or sayings for inside a card-with more than one or two words. but otherwise, whatever Tim Holtz comes out with next would be great. And if you have a really oddball pine tree anything, as I collect them. I’m easy

  13. Hope you & your family have a lovely & memorable Christmas.
    Here’s my wish list –
    1. Jolee’s embellishments
    2. SU cardstock
    3. SU ink
    4. Any Thomas Kinkade stamp
    5. Any GinaK stamp (I love them all except for the toilet)
    Thanks!

  14. Wow, I’d love to own all the stuff on your “favorites” list!! Here’s my wishlist:
    1. Scor-Pal
    2. SU Garden Silhouettes stamp set (I’ve been wanting this set forevah!!)
    3. SU Watercolor paper
    4. Crop-a-Dile
    5. Nestabilities
    Thanks for this chance to win! Wishing you a blessed Christmas!
    ~Brenda H.

  15. Wow, I’d love to own all the stuff on your “favorites” list!! Here’s my wishlist:
    1. Scor-Pal
    2. SU Garden Silhouettes stamp set (I’ve been wanting this set forevah!!)
    3. SU Watercolor paper
    4. Crop-a-Dile
    5. Nestabilities
    Thanks for this chance to win! Wishing you a blessed Christmas!
    ~Brenda H.

  16. What a great blog candy offer!!! Top 5 Christmas wants? Well if I hadn’t found Tim Holtz’ 12 Tags of Christmas postings….
    1.) Tim Holtz Texture Hammer set
    2.) Inkessentials Blending Tool
    3.) Distress Ink re-inkers
    4.) Cuttlebug embossing folders
    5.) Ranger Perfect Pearls
    Thanks for the chance and the opportunity to figure out WHAT I want next!!!

  17. Well i am a subsriber to your blog. I love your creativity! Top 5 choices for the year..
    1. Bella!! I only have one and man are they way too cute!
    2. High Hopes stamps I love how cute these are too!
    3. SU designer paper. Love it all!
    4. Watercolor crayons Only have earth elements and simply love them!
    5. Brads, can you ever have to many??
    May you and yours have a wonderful holiday season!

  18. Deborah Burgess says:

    Wow! I already receive your newsletter; You have some really beautiful creations. This should be a fun I wish, I wish, I am wishing for…….
    1. Cuttlebug Embossing Folders
    2. Bella Stamps
    3. New In Colors of the SU Ink Pads
    4. MFT or Hanna Stamps
    5. Stickles-newest colors
    Thanks for letting me make a wish with you.
    May you and yours have the Merriest of Christmases and a very Prosperous New Year.
    Deborah B. in Bakersfield, CA

  19. Hi Anita!
    Merry Christmas to you! What a lovely idea for blog candy 🙂
    My wish list would include:
    1. Designer Label Punch
    2. Build-a-Brad
    3. Textured Card Stock: Soft Subtles
    4. Brads: Soft Subtles
    5. Double-stitched ribbon in Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, or River Rock
    Thank you so much for a chance to win 🙂
    Pat S.
    Kentucky

  20. Hi Anita!
    Merry Christmas to you! What a lovely idea for blog candy 🙂
    My wish list would include:
    1. Designer Label Punch
    2. Build-a-Brad
    3. Textured Card Stock: Soft Subtles
    4. Brads: Soft Subtles
    5. Double-stitched ribbon in Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, or River Rock
    Thank you so much for a chance to win 🙂
    Pat S.
    Kentucky

  21. How very generous! There is a Santa Claus!
    My wish list would have to be:
    Nestabilities (who wouldn’t love these!)
    Bind it All
    SU Classy Brass template
    SU Bronc Buster stamp set
    Basic Grey paper
    I hope you and your family have a great Christmas and a great New Year!
    I love your blog!!!
    Ilene B.

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