Wednesday, February 16, 2011

This and That... and Blog Candy - YUM!

Hello everyone...
What a busy few days this has been. I have to learn how to turn off the automatic pilot in my car that keeps turning whenever it sees a Joann's!  I can't believe the great bargains that I have found there lately!  Paper stacks for $1.97!  Clear stamp sets for $1.00 wow!  I am going to have to shop in another town just to avoid that store!

I have been busy also working on a new over sized tag. I have one to make for winter and one for the up coming spring season, at least that is the rumor that spring is coming. My goal is to have one of the tags for each season and use them as a home decor item. I love to decorate and these window will look great in the living room!

Oh, I wanted to let you know that I have added a link on the Flower Shower Mini post a page or 2 back for you to download the Design Studio cut file.  I have tried to email the file as an attachment to several people and either my provider or theirs won't allow the file to go through. This should be easier and everyone should be able to get the file if they want it.  Here is a direct link to the POST.

Ok.. now for the really good stuff... BLOG CANDY!
 I am approaching 100 followers and when I reach that magic number I will be do a drawing for Blog Candy. Below are pictures of the goodies the winner will receive.

 This is a book I made. I have several of them myself and keep one close by at all times!

In order to be eligible for the giveaway:
1- You must be a follower of my blog
2- Share the giveaway on your Blog, Facebook or Twitter
3- Leave a comment on this post with contact information and links to step 2

Thats it... short and sweet.  Posts will be accepted until Midnight on February 20th, and I will pick the winner on the 21st. at Noon.   Good Luck ... This is really exciting!


  1. I posted a link to your giveaway in the sidebar of my blog. You can check it out here:

    I got an error msg. when trying to watch you video but will definitely be back to try again later. Thanks for sharing!!
    Patti H.

  2. Hi Stephanie. I too got an error message on the video, but will check back :) I am a new follower #85, and I have posted your blog candy on my blog Looks like a sweet blog you have here - I love your topper or whatever that is called at the top of your blog :)

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

  3. Very nice giveaway, I don't know if we have the same make and model car but mine always veers towards Joanns somehow too, lol! I have been good lately but I definitely feel a need to splurge coming on. Glad to have found your blog, thanks for sharing!

  4. Just discovered your blog and became a follower, thank you so much for sharing yor work and for the great give-away.

  5. Im a new follower and posted your candy on my sidebar at

  6. I got an error when I tries to view your video. Thanks for the chance to win.

    dbjb1519 at yahoo dot com

  7. Awesome giveaway!
    I have posted your giveaway on the sidebar of my blog.

  8. I have been so good about not going to Joann's...but now that I heard about your haul...I'm not sure I can resist.

    I just became a follower today and posted your link on my blog :-)

  9. What a haul! You did great! I never find good deals like that around here...and when they are around here I am never at the store so they are gone by the time I get there...LOL.
    As you know, I am a follower and I posted about the give-a-way on the left side of my blog with a link. LOL....I have you linked like 4 or 5 times on my blog!
    Good luck reaching 100. With the fun stuff you do it won't be long.

  10. Great giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity to win! I'll post on FB now! Great haul too!

  11. Super giveaway!! Looks like your almost to 100!! Good luck!! I posted all the info on my blog too!! I am a new follower!! I just started my blog recently!!(

  12. Hahaha Glad I can comment now, I would freak if my comment button disappeared, how does that happen?? LOL Just glad you got it fixed now. Thanks for the chance to win. :) I posted this to my blog. :)
    Melissa D

  13. I'm followe #97, you are almost there. I can't view your video. Here's the link to the post on FB:!/home.php?sk=group_163570663689922

  14. lovely album smurphy linked to post on my blog hun great candy and well done on almost 100 subbies lol i cant even get it to 50 see u on the beach hun and dont be working to hard love and hugs vikkie aka faeriejewels

  15. I had to laugh when you said your car was on auto-pilot to the Joann's store. Mine too!

    I'm a follower and posted on facebook about your giveaway.!/profile.php?id=839142366


  16. Hi. I am your 99th follower .... Your almost there.

    I am going to post this candy on my facebook account.

    katknit at gmail dot com


  18. Hi Steph. Long time no see :D Been a follower for a while, but just don't enough time to blog hop like I'd like to. My address is Stop by SOC some time! Renee C.

  19. I'm a new follower, and I put a notice about your blog candy giveaway on my FB page. You can find it at!/profile.php?id=100000657573306. I don't know if that works for you, maybe you have to go on Facebook, search Amy Fahnestock, to find it. A childhood friend commented on it just 3 minutes after I posted!

  20. Hey Steph just became your 100th follower and am glad I did, just in time for your blog candy. Here is the link to my blog where I shared your info. Looking forward to seeing all the great projects you post.

    Later Tater,

  21. I saw the post from my friend Amy Fahnestock, and then posted it on my Facebook page. I don't know how to link it either, but you can find me under Melissa Rains Johnson. I posted a link to it. This is cool blog - thanks for doing it!

  22. Hi Steph, just found your blog and am now a your creations. TFS

    I'm in Australia, just wanted to comment...not for the give away, its too far to post.

  23. Your blog was recommended on to me on FB and now I will post it on mine. I am not real FB savvy, but am pretty sure I can do it. Thank you of such a great giveaway. I have been on a spending ban, use my stash, so winning something like this would be great! I love your blog and will "cruise" it frequently.

    pennyspad at sbcglobal dot net

  24. Congrats on the 100 plus followers now! Love your blog...I became a follower today and posted on twitter today! Love all the give away goodies...thanks for the chance to win.

  25. I am now a follower. Great Joann's haul, I wish there was still one near me.

    I put a link to your giveaway on my blog

  26. I am now a very happy to be following Follower. I have also written a post on my blog that can be found here.
    In addition I have also added you to my Blog List. I'm really glad I discovered your Blog.

  27. Congratulations on 100+ followers! Woohoo
    Great giveaway & wonderful blog!
    Now following, will post on my blog & FB when I get to the computer.
    Thanks for the chance to win:)
    I have a giveaway also, stop by when you have a minute.

  28. Congrats on 100 followers! I'm one of your new followers. Thanks for a chance to win.

  29. Congrats on 100 followers! I'm a follower and posted about your giveaway on my FB page here:

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

  30. what a great giveaway!! Congrats on 100 Followers, and I've checked out your blog and there will be many more followers!! can't wait to see your new creations!! I have posted your giveaway on my blog sidebar at
    thanks for the chance to win!!