Thursday, March 17, 2011

Birthday Blog Candy, finally! Ends 3-16 at midnight

Finally, all the goodies are here and I can finally get my birthday blog candy up and running!  I hope you have not grown disinterested while waiting.  There are a lot of goodies, and I am awarding them as one prize.  You do not need to follow my blog or post the candy on your side bar to participate.  If you follow, I would like it to be because you want to, not for the candy.   Making a card according to my inspiration photo will entitle you to an extra chance to win the blog candy. 
So, let me start listing the birthday blog candy:

First, from Virginiasvignettes on Etsy:  You can see the breakdown of the items in the first photo  by visiting the 2-18 blog entry.  Virginia is so talented.

In this next photo, the carded vintage ribbons and fibers are also from Virginiasvigettes on Etsy as are the beautiful vintage salt and pepper shakers with mica flakes and glitter.   Also included are pink crystal leaves and rayon ribbon from other sources.

Okay, the next photo shows the three Magnolia stamps, flowers and bling.  The Magnolia stamps were donated by the very generous Diana Crick of
Magnolia-licious and are:  #3030 Tilda with big ribbon, #294 Tilda with balloon and #226 Birthday Tilda, all from the "You Are So Special" collection.  The pink and purple flowers are also from Diana:   Flower Patch, pink and purple.  The other large packets of flowers are Recollections Boutique Fleur from Michael's and the smaller packs are Jolee's By You.  The white pearls are Recollections.  The pink pearls are KaiserCraft.



Next items include: an 8 x 8 paper pad by K & Co. in Julianne; Tim Holtz adage tickets;  Cosmo Cricket Rub-A-Dub-Dub rub-ons; Mary Englebreit 3-D stickers;  an Oriental chipboard pack and two friendship-themed wood mounted stamps by Hampton Arts.


Next items include: A Richard Simmons dessert cookbook;  a recipe book for gourmet coffee-based drinks;  a chocolate strawberry (strawberry flavored chocolate - yummy); hot cocoa scented body cream; a chocolate-scented candle; feathers; vintage beaded lace;  silver charms and a packet of Jolee's By You pink button flowers.


This final photo shows the last of it:  6 sheets of Basic Grey Nook & Pantry cupcakes 12 x 12 paper (the back is delightful also); another small recipe booklet using boxed cake mixes; a Making Memories storage container and one piece of vintage sheet music with text in English and French.  There is a series but this is only one of the series, entitled La Biche (the doe) from a poem by Rainer Maria Rilke (a favorite of mine).

And finally, the photo for the card challenge.  You may use any aspect of this photo for your card.  It does not have to be an exact interpretation.  I just want to see how it inspires you to create a card.  There is no right or wrong.  Just have fun with it.


Okay, I got Inlinkz figured out.  I am going to add two blue frogs.  The first one is for those of you entering for the blog candy without making a card.  EVERYONE should add her info here.  The second frog is for those making a card,which as I said, gets you a second chance at winning. 





Okay, this second frog is for those making a card also:









22 comments:

alethea said...

Wow, what a blog candy!! How very generous of you!!!! I am going to get creating tonight and join in your birthday celebrations!! Thanks for a chance to win!!

Babe O'Mara said...

OMG Your blog candy was well worth waiting for. How very generous of you to offer this as part of your birthday celebrations!! Thanks for a chance to win.

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

♥♥RubyM:)♥♥ said...

Hey sweetie!! I been reading and lurking so i been up to date lol!.I will post your bday candy on my side bar.I will certainly come back to give the photo inspiration a try:)

Happy bday wishes my friend and MANY MANY MORE!!!RubyM:)

Sparkly Engineer said...

Golly Darn! You having amazing candy. The pictures alone are pretty. You are such a generous lady.
I will be back in a bit with a card inspired by your picture. BTW Birthdays mean you are supposed to get the presents.

Nancy said...

I am so glad you like my blog candy offerings. My birthday seemed like the perfect time to offer goodies. I can hardly wait to see what the Mardi-gras photo inspires. Good luck to all, and thanks for following.

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Wow girl! this is fabulous. I have saved the pic to my computer for later resource. I'm gonna try to do something with it. Thankyou for celebrating your birthday with us nancy!

Eulanda said...

WOW this is absolutely amazing and I will make sure to post on to my blog to help get your challenge and blog candy rolling. And yes, I will definitely enter!! Hugs!

Booknplays said...

Amazing blog candy. Thanks for thinking of us. I am trying to to figure out a card to make from thast great photo!

Alicia said...

WOW, I have no idea how you came up with so many amazing prizes for your Birthday Blog candy!!! They all look wonderful and would be a true joy to win!! *Hugs*

Beverly@Beverly's Back Porch said...

WOW is Right! I hope you are celebrating your birthday for a month, I did. I don't do crafts, but can hardly wait to see what everyone comes up with.

Cindy said...

Wow!! What an awesome win for someone!! That is quite generous of you!!! I'm at wor, can't create anything now.. ;o(

Linda's Craziness said...

This is some awesome blog candy. TFS

Tina Makuc said...

This is absolutely amazing!!!!
Thanks for the chance to win!!!!
Hugs, TinaM

Dorothy E said...

Happy blog birthday!!! Hope you like the card I added! Thank you for the opportunity to win goodies!!!!

Heather said...

BEAUTIFUL blog candy and super fun challenge!!! I am intriged by the photo!!! Hmm... what to create?!?! Oh! I think I have something.... EEeeEEE ... ok off to plan!!! :)

Thanks for the giveaway! Good luck to all that enter!!!

Heather

alethea said...

Hope my card is ok that I made for this inspiration challenge!! I decided to take inspiration from the colours of the frog rather than the mask!! If not no drama, at all! Hugs xx

alethea said...

Hi nancy, Thanks for your comments over on my blog! Just thought I'd let you know that I have entered both blue froggy's _ I'm in position four for both of them!! Thanks for a chance to win!

Dru said...

Wow Nancy what a giveaway!! I just became a follower and not because of the candy!! Because I wanted to. Happy Happy Happy Birthday to you. And I have not forgotten about the "feed", just been busy. I will get to it I promise. Hugs, Dru

jaz@octoberfarm said...

hi....thanks for stopping by my blog! don't enter me in the giveaway because i swear, if i get one more scraping thing in this place the whole house will collapse! to answer your question, the whole bedroom was custom built. it is a very small room with very high ceilings so i took advantage of every square inch. the nightstands are part of the whole bed and wall unit and the drawers just pull out.

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Sandy Ang said...

Happy birthday and what a generous candy ! have a great week ahead

Jackie said...

Hey Nancy, I'm having some communcation problems. Emails are getting bounced back and for some reason Blogger wouldn't let me message you. What's your other email address, aside from the aol?