Monday, May 26, 2008

Who Wants Candy???

I have been a bad blogger----I promised blog candy about 4000 hits ago, and still haven't posted it! So here it is!!! In honor of my 10,000 plus hits, I have some goodies for you. (Sorry for the poor picture!)

Blog Candy 1

Included in this candy bonanza is:

  • 20 sheets (all different) of Autumn Leaves' All-Occasion 12x12 DP - this has all kinds of beautiful vintage designs (see below for close-ups)
  • Patriotic Studio G Clear Stamp set
  • Summertime Studio G Clear Stamp set
  • Wooden Alphabet set by Studio G
  • Three yards of wide grosgrain ribbon

Blog Candy 2 Blog Candy 3 Blog Candy 4

How do you win, you ask? Just leave me a comment here on this post, recounting your favorite childhood summer memory! I remember catching lightning bugs just at dusk and putting them in jars. We let them out later, of course! Summertime was a great time to grow up on a farm...until my mom made us work in the garden. Yuck! But then we got to cool off by swimming - not in a pool, but our pond! And I sure did like eating that corn on the cob!! Yahoo! I'll leave this open until May 31, then a winner will be chosen. Can't wait to hear your memories!


Carol said...


I remember Cowes seafront watching yachts, catching crabs in rock pools, the smell of seaweed and salt and sore feet as it's a stoney beach!

Have left a link and love your blog!!

Shawn said...

Hey LeAnne! Great blog candy!! Hope I win!!!

One of my favorite summertime memories is spending time with my grandparents on their boat. We would go crabbing at Turkey Point. I don't like seafood, but love crabbing and fishing off of the boat! And lighting sparklers at night. Fun, fun, fun! Thanx for the chance to win! ~smo

Anonymous said...

Hi LeAnne
my favorite childhood memories revolve around our summers spent camping and making those toasted sandwiches & smores by the campfire.

i enjoy the cards you share with us! Thanks for blogging

SCS belledancr

Stephanie said...

Wow LeAnne! Congrats on your hits! I know I check your blog at least once a day so I am sure lots of them are from me! It usually depends on your amount of posts! Hehe. When I get an email saying you posted, I go and check it! :D I, too, used to catch lightening bugs! However, to be original, I will say that one of my all time favorite childhood summer memories would be setting up forts down by the creek. My brother and I would play down there for hours at a time! Such fun! :D Thanks for the awesome blog candy!

Alison said...

Great idea LeAnne! My favorite summertime memory was going to my Grandparent's cottage in the mountains beside Lake Raystown, sitting on the porch swing and looking at the view down over the mountain into the water. My Gram would read us books and we would play Old Maids, have cook-outs, and watch home movies. I think I just might visit there again soon!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

My favorite memory as a child is spending the summer with my grandma and picking cherries and canning them! Then at night we would have a bowl of ice cream with chocolate syrup and play scrabble or she would play the piano and sing. I miss her so much...she has altzheimers and doesn't even remember who I am now :(

Pamela Smerker said...

Congrats on over 10K hits!! Some of my favorite Summer memories is when my family would go to Iowa and visit our extended family. We don't have lightening bugs in CO, so it was great fun to see them and catch.
Thanks for the chance at the blog candy, it looks yummy!!

Bunny B said...

Mmmm...fave summer memory?
Well, I loved it that we'd go visit my uncle who lived in NY at the time. That was fun. And we also went to have picnics, went swimming at the pool and had loads of BBQs! I love summer!

bunnybox9 at gmail . com

Anonymous said...

Hey LeAnne! Congrats on your big number of blog hits! WooHoo!

One of my favorite summer time memories is going to Ocean City MD as a child, twice a summer with my family, Grandma & Aunt,Uncle & my cousin. We spent many days on the beach playing in the sand and then learning how to crab back on the bay. They are precious memories that i'll always cherish since my grandmother is no longer with us. She was a wonderful lady!

Thanks for the great blog candy giveaway! Hugs!

Stampin' Up! Gal said...

One of my favorite childhood memories is when my family and I use to go to the beach and stay at a resort for a week. We had such a lovely time and I can also remember on a hot summer day we would get the sprinkler out and run through it or throw water balloons at each other. The joys of being a kid and you do miss it.

Russell said...

My favorite summertime memory is when my parents took us kids to my grandfathers cabin at Priest Lake, Idaho for our yearly two week vacation. We would wake up early and take the boat out for waterskiing before there was even one ripple in the lake. It was like skiing on glass.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing. I remember summers as a kid... being able to wander all day in the woods behind our house. Great life for a kid!


scrappinmaniac said...

Being a Calif. girl and moving to Utah at 18, some of my favorite summer memories are of spending time at the beach. You know what they say, "You can take the girl out of Calif, but you can't take Calif. out of the girl." Thanks for the chance at somr great bolg candy.
Sandy in Utah

Stampin Cats said...

My favorite summertime memories is going to the lake with my grand parents. How whole week to be spoiled. Being the oldest, that doesn't happen that often.

PatsyB said...

I love your blog and probably case about everything you post. Congrats on your milestone! It's a great site and we love it!
My favorite summer memory is working in the garden with my Dad and my Grandmother. Daddy always had a knife in his pocket and we would pick a fresh juicy (Hot) tomato or cucumber and eat it right on the spot! Then we would wash it down with water from the hose! Til this day, I love uncooked corn on the cob! They are both gone now but I still think of them every year at this time when I see the local gardens growing!
It's a shame that we don't appreciate these times when they are happening!

Anonymous said...

When I was a child, we weren't rich enough to go to the beach or visit a yacht or even go somewhere for vacation. But there were other memories.

Memories of me and mom "shucking" corn for the livestock. "Shucking" is when you take feed corn and rub the hard kernels off the cob and boy do your fingers HURT!

Then we would listen to the livestock make yum yum noises as they munched on the corn.

Then mom would make me take a bath and put on one of the soft cottony nightgowns that she hand stitched and she would tuck me into bed with clean sheets that smelled of the summer sun.

I would lay in bed and look out the window at the waning daylight and wonder why I had to go to bed so early.

Then I would hear mom and dad, talking in hushed tones on the porch beneath my window and the safety I felt, and the peace I experienced, would lull me to sleep.

Lori said...

Best summer memory for me is going to the county fair. Enjoying all the animals, pony rides, big huge pine trees, entering all my crafts in the contests, and most of all, the yummy food! All food was handmade by local vendors at our fair and it was the best! I hope my kids will be able to have a good memory of the county fair like I do.

Thanks for the chance to win something so cool!

sandyh50 said...

I remember getting to stay up late and catch nightcrawlers in our yard to be used for fishing!!I haven't thought of that in a long time.

Thanks for the chance to win some great blog candy.

trishb said...

My favorite summer memories involve water: swimming at my grandparents pool, going with friends to the beach, running through the sprinklers.

Thanks for sharing all your wonderful cards! Great inspiration!!!

Lisa said...

My favorite memories were hangin' out at Spring River, in Hardy, Arkansas. Sleeping in tents, cooking breakfast over a camp fire, takin' showers outside (in our bathing suits of course), Swingin' off the rope into the river, going down the river in a canoe, eating sandwiches on the mini island along the way and drinking a cold Mountain Dew, laying out on big rocks and talkin' with my best friend about our dreams. The neat thing is that we still do this. Not every weekend like before but when we can. Friendships and memories go hand in hand. Thanks for giving me an opportunity to remember the good times.

Jetstudio Designs said...

Hi LeAnne,

My favorite childhood memories were always the trips to Grandmas!! It was usually a long drive depending on what state we were living in at the time, we would play games and talk in the car and get to go through all the tunnels on the PA Turnpike. When we got to Grandma Jennies, we would visit some of her friends and the best part was my other grandparents lived across the street, so we would visit them and my cousins and get to walk into town and visit the newsstand and have money to spend on penny candy. I remember the times that grandma tought me how to cook and just all the fun time that we spend learning from her!!

Sheila D said...

Every other week or so my family and a couple of other families would go picnicing to Forest Park. We would picnic near these little ponds that were covered with water lilies. All us kids would catch pollywogs. I remember my mother made us some net catchers to grab them with. We stayed all day. It really was so much fun.

Congrats on over 10,000 hits!! And Thanks for the chance to win some great blog candy.

Cindy said...

My favorite memory as a kid is the summer trips to the Maine coast to hang out with grandparents, aunts and uncles and cousins. So much fun!

Linda said...

I remember the 4th of July parades when I would work very hard decorating my bike to ride in the parade. The prize for the best decorated bike was $1 which was a lot of money back then.
Linda Peterson

barb said...

One of my favorite memories as an older child was staying out until dark with my friends and playing around the neighborhoods. Summer was bliss because we just played and played with few responsibilites
.....except dishes and helping clean the bathroom. Yuck! Fun times....
fun times.
thanks for the sweet blog candy and so glad that I found your blog today on SCS!

barb hendrickson