Friday, May 22, 2009

Friday Freebie… Not Just Any Blog Candy and Thank You

Gosh, didn’t I promise BLOG candy on Friday??  And I ALMOST forgot!!  I really enjoyed last week’s blog tour, and so many wonderful people left such lovely comments… I just had to do something special to thank ALL of YOU!

So… as promised, here is my blog candy and it’s not just any Blog Candy, It’s FREE Stampin’ Up! Products!  Perfect for new or seasoned stampers, and everything you need to make a complete set of simple note cards.. now, how cool is that?  To win this Blog Candy**, all you have to do is……..

Post a comment on this post telling me which Stampin’ Up! Accessory you love the and share your TIPS for using that accessory for my readers, place an online order of $50.00 or more at my Stampin’ Up! Store, or Join My Team by Saturday, May 30th 9:00 EDT and you’ll be entered in a drawing to win this fabulous BLOG CANDY**… a $35.00 value!!  Winner to be posted on June 1st.. and will be shipped via priority mail ** Continental U.S. addresses only (sorry!)


Blog candy contents:  One Classic Ink Basic Black Stamp Pad, “Best Yet” Stamp Set (6 pieces), 1 spool of Real Red narrow Grosgrain Ribbon, and set of Whisper White A2 (greeting card size) Cards with matching envelopes.



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Joyce Spear said...

It's hard to choose which SU! accessory I love the most because there are so many, but I guess I would have to say I couldn't live without each and every one of the exclusive PUNCHES! Mine get a lot of wear and tear, so my tip is that punches can be sharpened by punching through aluminum foil repeatedly; and if you find a punch is starting to "stick" a bit, you can solve this problem by punching through waxed paper several times.
Love your blog, Lee, and all the ideas you've shared online. Thanks for offering this terrific blog candy!
Joyce Spear
stamperjoyce at AOL dot com

Pattyjo said...

Thank you so much for your wonderful blog candy! That is a very nice treat for someone!
I am making refrig. magnets at the present time and I am using bottle
caps with Stampin Ups Crystal Effects.... I love the Crystal Effects right now.
Pattyjo :+)

Jeanna Bohanon said...

My favorite accessory is probably ribbon. It's easy and hives you a good bang for your buck. My tip is that if yu don't have the color you need, try dying your white ribbn with re-inkers, your ink pad, your markers or even your Stampin' Pastels.

Chris Cook said...

Hi, Sharon! This is my first visit to your blog. Geez, my first time and it's such a challenging proposition! LOL

After much consideration, I'd have to go with the Sizzix Big Shot. I don't have it yet, but I've had access to Jeanna's and I love it!

To go along with the BS, I'd need the Big Cupcake and the pennant dies. A Happy Birthday pennant in the color choices of the birthday boy or girl with a cupcake on each end and between the words would be terrific for young parties.

The special pennant could also become a cherished family treasure as the child gets older.

Janine said...

Hi Sharon, I read your blog daily and love your work and inspiration. I have only been an SU demo for 2 months now and I am loving it. I must say I love the punches and have already purchased 18 of them, they are so versatile and the scallop punch for instance can be used in some many interesting ways. Love the blog candy too.

powerstamper1 said...

I think that my favorite accessory is the brads. Not only can you use them as they are but you can cut off the back and use a glue dot or Tombo multi purpose adhesive to place them in just the right spot.

Sherri Power

Lindi said...

This is so sweet of you and how fun to give "candies" away. :) Well, I just joined Stampin' Up and received my starter Kit in the mail yesterday. I have been busy busy ever since experimenting and playing with all my new toys. ;) I have to say that so far I LOVE the pastels. You can do SO much with them. You can change the color of the stamp image, you can stamp the image with one color and then highlight areas with different colors, and you can also color the edges of ripped paper. I LOVE pastels. :)

Ret said...

My fav is the stampamajig!!! I bought it, didn't use it & didn't use it. Now I hardly ever put it down when I'm adding sentiments. It's just the greatest little tool and I've saved many a project by using it!

(I just wanted to share about the SAMJ...don't include me in the draw Sharon, I'm in Nova Scotia & can't order from you. Good thing, cuz I'd go broke!!) LOL

jmniffer said...

My favorite accessory has to be the punches; I have most of them and want more! I love how you can use them to make punch art critters or mix and match to make great sentiment settings. Thanks for the chance to win. jmniffer

Lil said...

My favorite is the ink pads. There are so many beautiful colors and ways to use them. I like using the as water colors with my water brush because you can match the colors with the cardstock. I also like first add watermark ink to my stamp then ink from my ink pad and emboss it. That's another great technique.

Julie Temple said...

Oh goodness, this is a hard one! I love my Stamp-a-majig for sure, but I think the one thing I could NOT live without is my Mat Pack! I LOVE to pierce, and it is impossible to do a straight line without this handy little tool! Thanks for the chance!


Barb said...

My fav accessory would be the punches. They are great and I very seldom have any problems with them. But should your punches stick with the paper stuck in them, try putting them in the freezer for a couple minutes and the punch will release the paper. If they become dull, use aluminum foil to punch and it'll sharpen the punch.
Barb S (FL)

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Wow a lot of great ideas here... keep the comments coming, I'm really enjoying reading all your suggestions, ideas, and tips!!

Jean from jlfstudio said...

Does the Big Shot count as an Accessory. If so I love being able to cut so many different materials from paper to Pepsi Cans (Punches work on aluminum can's too and do a better job of sharpening than even tin foil.)

Five minute cards are a breeze with the Big Shot. In fact I keep die cuts from basic dies like the Top Note in the files with my paper filed by color so they are ready to grab. Same with the birds and branches strip die. colors like black and white or vanilla drop easily onto a blank card base of almost any color and make for a smashing card that has that silhouette intricate paper cutting look that people think took you hours. Impressions die also makes a mean quick card. emboss, tie a ribbon and drop a sentiment on it and you are good to go. Add to that the piercing tool in the Crafter's tool kit and I'm in heaven.

So many inking techniques are enhanced with the Big shot and dies and the texturing possibilities are quite fun. Inking the texturz plates directly with a brayer impresses the color deep into the paper. And the shapes you can achieve for 3D projects is amazing.

My go to dies:
Top Note, Birds and Branches, Oval Frame, Texturz Plates, Manhattan Impressions Die,Little Leaves,Daisies#2, Beautiful Butterflies. And don't even get me started on the box and pop up dies - LoL!

Also the negatives leftover from the die cutting process make terrific templates for sponging, stenciling, etc. The Tulipe die cut from an acetate window sheet gives the perfect stencil for use on cards, scrapbooks, walls, etc. Same with the Top Note for use as a frame or a lightly sponged background.

Favorite thing to cut with the top note - very thin veneer paper wood sheets. Looks like marquetry work with the right veneer. And many asian designs have for decades used this look. Gasket material also looks like suede! And thin sheets of Cooper, etc. can be used to create stunning Christmas ornaments.

So many uses little time!

If you don't have one yet you really should consider it. After all grownups need play time too!

Blessings - Jean

sherry said...

Candy!! I love candy Hope I win.

Favorite tool is probably the Big Shot because it makes life with stamping easier.