Saturday, June 27, 2009

Blog Candy!



I finally gathered up some goodies to put together as blog candy for my 100,000 hits! 

So here is a partial list of what's included.  Please note, that SOME of these items may be partially used, like the chipboard may have a few pieces missing.  Others are BRAND NEW!! 


  • Martha Stewart Mica Flake glitter
  • Maya Road Butterflies and Bugs Chipboard
  • Prima Mulberry Flowers
  • Stampin' Up! Sponge
  • Stampin' Up! Note of Thanks Mini Note Kit
  • Making Memories Colored Staples- 5 colors
  • Martha Stewart Floral Gingham Tissue paper pack 12x12-24 sheets
  • Stampin' Up! Certainly Celery Twill Ribbon spool
  • Hand-stamped pin
  • Miscellaneous ribbon
  • A few metal edge tags
  • Stampin' Up! Linen Magic Mesh
  • Rhinestone Stickers
  • Huge sample pack of Marco's Papers--5 1/2"x4"--a sampling of every kind they offer
  • Stampin' Up! Designer Paper - one 6x6 piece of all recently retiring papers
  • Several sheets of 12x12 Designer Papers--some SU, some other manufacturers
  • Plus whatever else I find to toss in there!


PLEASE NOTE:  This is only open to US and Canadian readers---so sorry!  So what do you need to do to win?  Just leave me a comment and tell me what your favorite stamping technique is right now.  I love to watercolor--that's what I do when I want to relax and make a card.  This will only be open until June 30, and then I will draw a winner at 6 am on July 1!  And remember:  If you do not have your email address linked to your name, provide it for me in some other way.  I cannot reply to let you know you've WON if I do not have your email!  I would hate to have someone lose out just because of that!

Hopefully I will be able to stamp some today as we will be sailing tomorrow!  Have a marvelous day!


  1. exciting :O) Blog candy! Though I'm never that lucky! LOL

    My favorite technique, huh? I would have to say that watercoloring is up there. I JUST started doing it this year and it works out well enough (in lieu of Copics which I don't own). I like some of the other techniques I've learned this year also, like dry embossing vellum, though I don't do it very often.

  2. I am on an embossing kick right now. There are so many ways to do embossing these days and they are all fun.

    larkspur4000 at gmail dot com

  3. Well, I picked a good day to swing on by, huh?!? Looks like a wonderful bunch o'goodies!

    My favorite technique has always been paper-piecing ... but I've been using my alcohol inks a lot lately doing the polished stone technique. And, of course, C'bugging backgrounds ...

    Looks like I have three favorite techniques!

    Hope all is well with you!

    ~Hugs, Deb

  4. How exciting! Congrats on 100,000 hits! I would love a chance to win your candy. . .it sounds delicious ;D

    My favorite technique right now would have to be watercoloring as well! I am a huge fan, and always have been, of watercoloring. Thanks for the chance to win!

  5. Love Watercoloring right now!! Of course spellbinders is a close second.

    Congrates on your blog hits - WOW

    Here's to another 100,000 real soon
    Hugs - Elaine Moore

  6. My favorite technique is what I do with my cuttlebug that is AT HOME!!!

    My all-time favorite is embossing.....WHICH IS AT HOME!!!

    My next favorite is using my Blender Pens with watercolors THAT ARE AT HOME!!!

    Then I fell in love with Dew Drops which are.......oh, nevermind.

    send supplies to new address please. lol

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  8. Woooo, LeAnne, that's quite a bunch of goodies! :D Thanks for the generous giveaway.

    My favorite technique right now is embossing in my Cuttlebug, especially with my Swiss Dots folder. I just can't stop myself sometimes! ;)

    cox_cchs AT hotmail DOT com

  9. Wow that's a lot of candy!! I hope I win :)

    My favorite technique is to use my Copic markers. I just want to sit and color like when I was a little kid!


  10. Thank you for the chance to win your wonderful blog looks delicious!

    I love embossing with the cuttlebug!

    Thanks again!
    Debbie Nelson

  11. Hi Leanne,
    Thanks for the offering the great candy!

    My ALL TIME favorite technique has got to be CASE'ing-ha ha ha.
    No really, I never tire of heat embossing and I'm finally trying my hand at dry embossing (with brass stencils). I'm really digging the effects.

    Keep those posts coming!

    Thanks again.


  12. Congrats! I am new to your blog and love seeing your work!! I enjoy experimenting and playing with my Copics. Enjoy your day of sailing and thanks for the chance to play!!

  13. Hi Leanne, congrats on the 100,000 hits. I love looking at all your creations!!

    Well I would have to say I love embossing on my many things you can do on that little bug ;-)

    Hope I win all your goodies

  14. Wow! Very yummy candy!Now this is enabling my budget can handle :D

    Congratulations on reaching this blogging milestone and thanks for sharing the gifts with your readers - Used or new my stash is always up for infusions of stamping inspiration and materials.

    Favorite technique? Hmmmm....does Big Shot count as a technique...probably not so I'll have to go with anything using sponges, brayers or reinkers. Basically I love getting my hands and my paper inky in different and unexpected kinds of ways. When those tools are involved you know it isn't going to be the usual ink on stamp kind of experience and I like the bit of unpredictability of the result. Fun to use them to create my own background papers that of course I can run through my Big Shot for interesting die cuts.

    Thanks for providing this lovely blogging window on all your creativity that provides so much inspiration for us all.

    Hugs and wishes - Jean

  15. I love learning to watercolor. It always amaze me how beautiful it all turns out. I, also, love my Nestabilities (any of them); they add so much beauty to cards.

  16. Lavonne (tweetygirl)June 27, 2009 at 6:34 PM

    Hi LeAnne,
    my favorite technique is probably heat embossing. I love the finished look it gives to any project! Had done dry embossing with brass stencils long before I'd ever heard of heat embossing. But, I'm always up for learning new techniques! :)
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  17. Hi, My stamp technique right now is repetition stamps to cover a piece of paper and then make a card out it. Been making a bunch for my son to send as thank you cards for graduation.

  18. Ooooh how fun!! Congrats on the hits!

    My new favorite technique is also watercolor. I need to go get some watercolor paper to try it on though! I also like to color with pencils.

  19. Oh my goodness, what a prize package you've put together for some lucky person! Woot!! Congrats on all those hits!
    My favorite techique is embossing, both dry and wet.
    Have fun sailing tomorrow! That sounds just dreamy!!

  20. My favorite technique is coloring...watercoloring, copic coloring...really any coloring. I find it extremely relaxing! Great blog candy....happy hits!

    Lori G

  21. What a generous blog candy assortment! Thanks for the chance to win. My favorite technique is watercoloring, especially since I got an aqua painter several years ago.

  22. Wow what a huge assortment of Blog Candy how very generous of you.

    My favorite technique - rght now -has to be colouring with my pensil crayons & gamsol - makes me feel like an artist..... although heat embossing is a very close second...
    thanks again & I hope you draw my name.....

  23. What wonderful candy LeAnne.
    My favorite techique is usually heat embossing. I love the 'high-end' look that it can bring to a card. There are so many ways you could go from there, brayer over it just leave it, do an emerging color. I guess those are more than one technique (and none that I ever do...)

  24. Leanne, I enjoy looking at all of your beautiful creations and did sign up for your blog. I'm fairly new at stamping, so whatever technique I've just learned at stamp club is my favorite. I LOVE the fact that by checking out these blogs that you can also learn new techniques. I must say, I do not know how to watercolor, but I'm envious of those of you who share that with us! Actually, I have a Cuttlebug, and I do love the look of embossing. If I was lucky enough to win . . .I'm at (

  25. I think my favorite technique is watercoloring and sponging.

    Congrats on all the hits!

  26. I am in a "layering" mode right now! I've also been using more ribbon lately! Love those bows!

    Charlotte Styer
    Marion, Ohio

  27. I don't think it is really a technique but I've been using my Big Shot for almost every card or project lately, so many fun things to do with it! Thanks for the chance to win.

    jmniffer at comcast dot net

  28. My favorite technique right now is colored pencils and OMS. Love the blending features.

  29. Great candy! My fave technique right now is faux stitching. I have a giant, old sewing machine that I can't lug out every time I want to stitch, so the faux technique is great! In case you can't get to my email (and I'm lucky enough to win), here is my email:

    Thanks for the chance!

  30. Hi Leanne, congrats on the 100,000 hits. Love the YUMMY Blog Candy. My favorite technique at the moment is embossing. Both heat and dry embossing. Thank you for the opportunity to win goodies!
    Marisol Gutierrez

  31. "Congrats"...100,000 HITS!!!!!!!!!!
    Well..I have enjoyed the time
    spent trying a lot of new (to me)
    techniques. Right now..I am enjoying embossing..need lots more
    practice..but i'm getting Better :)
    I love paper piecing!!!
    Thanks for a chance to WIN your
    Very Generous..Blog Candy!!!!!!!!!
    "crossing my fingers"

  32. Hi LeAnne! Congratulations on reaching over 100,000 hits on your blog! That is sooo awesome & inspiring! You must be thrilled & proud! I bet your hubbie is happy for you as well! Enjoy your celebration! Hugs, Mona

  33. Right now I am loving embellishments along with embossing with my cuttlebug.


  34. Congrats! My favorite technique has always been heat embossing. I also love using my water color crayons. Someday I would love to get Copics an my guess is I would absolutely love them, but I'll have to wait a while!

  35. Right now I love embellishments! And using my cuttlebug for embossing.


  36. Hi LeAnne! I just found your amazing blog and wanted to congratulate you on 100,000 hits! You'll reach that million mark in no time ;) I think my favourite technique right now would have to be embossing. Thanks for offering candy! Keep up the amazing work =) canucks _ revelation at yahoo dot com

  37. Love your blog. I am loving doing anything with my big shot right now. I especially love the texture plates to emboss. e-mail is

  38. Wow, gotta love Blog Candy!!!!!
    I would have to say my new technique is dry embosssing with every day items in my cuttlebug. I love fruit and veggie bags the texture is just awesome. Thanks for the great work and for the blog candy. I can be contacted @

  39. I like how you say a few things...holy cow, thanks for the chance!

    Hmmmm....I don't know what my favorite technique is now. I've been watercoloring with my blender pens again and that's been wonderful but I love embossing in my Big Kick. I just love stamping!

  40. Love blog candy. What a treat you're offering us. Thanks!

    My favorite technique is embossing. I love the look it gives my cards. Looks hard, but is soooo easy!

  41. Thanks for all of your ideas! I just love looking through your blog to get inspiration! One of the most relaxing things to me is coloring - I just love to color with my pencils and use my blender pens. Great candy you are sharing, too!


  42. Congrats on 100,000 hits! I enjoy reading your blog. Thanks for the chance to win some fun stuff.

    Right now my favorite technique is dry embossing with CB folders and SU texture plates.

  43. Congrats on all the hits!! Right now I am hooked on different sizes and folds to my cards. It's such a small thing but it really does make a difference.

  44. Love your blog, Lee Ann! Thank you so much for the opportunity to win some delicious looking blog candy. One of my favorite techniques that I am working on now is stamping, cutting the image out and popping it up. Although, I love all sorts of techniques and enjoy learning new ones for sure!!
    Blessings to you,
    ~Amy S.~

  45. Yay, thanks for being so generous! I'm loving heat embossing right now!

  46. I think resist is my favorite technique. There are so many neat things you can do with it. Thanks for the chance to win some candy!

  47. Well, you know me - since I don't consider myself a stamp - it would have to be paper piecing!

    Love the blog candy!! Thanks for the opportunity!!

    And since I know you can "get" to me through this comment, I won't bore you with my email address.


  48. Watercoloring is the best. Right now, I'm into paper piercing -- making fun borders with pierced holes and trying to see what else I can do with it.


  49. I love to emboss and distress..they are so fun and they give that special touch to any card :)

  50. Wow, now that is a lot of blog candy. I would say that embossing of any kind is my favorite technique. Those embossing folders just make it so easy, it always turns out perfect and looks so elegant. Thanks for a chance to win.

  51. WOW! Cool candy! Congrats on 100,000+! Hmmmmm, my favorite technique??? I'm just starting to color with Copics and I can see how I might really make that a favorite---I can do it anywhere---I don't have to be at my "table"---so, I'll go with that!

  52. I love embossing with the folders right now I guess. I think I am lazy for summer! Wow, you have some crazy blog candy!!!

  53. Blog candy! How can you not love it? I would say my favorite technique right now is embossing. I love how elegant it can look and how it makes the images just pop!!! I'm always up for learning new techniques though!

    Can't wait to hear who wins!

  54. Dear LeAnne,
    Congratulations on your blogging
    milestone and keep up the good
    work. I love checking out all of
    your creative efforts. You are a
    friend that I've never met.
    I enjoy the Magic Pattern Technique
    (embossing with clear powder, and
    watercoloring over it).

    Cheryl at

  55. Great Blog Candy!!!! I am just starting to use markers when stamping. Congrats on blog hits.

  56. A very big congrats on 100,000 hits! That's inpressive!

    My favorite technique at the moment is using my cuttlebug. What an awesome way to "wow" a card!

    Thanks for the chance at the amazing blog candy!

  57. Congrats!
    I think my favorite technique right now is paper piecing.

  58. I'm still pretty new to card making and haven't tried watercolor stamping yet and your cards always makes me want to give it a try. Right now I'm loving heat embossing, it is so cool to see the results.

  59. Thanks for the chance to win! My favorite technique is distressing and embossing! LIsa :-)

  60. I think my favorite technique is embossing! The blog candy looks fantastic...thanks for the opportunity to win!!

  61. Super CONGRATS on 100k in hits!! You are such a talented stamper and I XOXOX YOUR FAB BLOG!!

    My FAVE techniques include paper tearing, paper piercing and paper pieceing... say that three times real fast LOL

    Thanks for the op to win some YUMMY blog candy!

    Char in So Cal
    {scrampaddict} {at} {cox} {dot} {net}
    darn spammers! LOL

  62. Oh, I am so new at leaving comments but I love your blog and so want to participate. I just hit reply to your email to my address this morning and I hope it was received by you. I, too, love watercoloring and we share some of the same hobbies except sewing. My family, as well, are Christians and strive to serve Him faithfully. Thank you. Judith Fuqua
    My email address is

  63. I am starting to experiment with my Big Shot Sizzix and the Spellbinders. Thanks for the chance to win!
    Sharon L

  64. Wow, what great blog candy....Congrats on the 100,000 hits.

    Favourite technique would have to be watercolouring, as it is one of the things I can do that turns out!!


  65. I would have to say my favorite technique is still heat embossing. I still get that little girl excitement when I see the powder melting.

  66. my favourite technique is to case till the cows come home!! Thanks for being such a wonderful source of inspiration...

    Love embossing and watercolouring...

  67. You are SO SWEET LeAnne!! What fabulous "Blog Candy" you have lined up for us to enjoy... I'm excited!! :)

    My favorite techniques are paper piercing and embossing with my CuttleBug, even though the machine does the work... LOL! I need to get into watercoloring more... Love your works of art!! Thanks... :)

  68. Great candy! I'm having fun using watercolor crayons on silhouette type stamps. Fun! ~chris

  69. Jessi and I both love heat embossing!
    Thanks for the chance to win some awesome goodies!

  70. My favorite technique is embossing with watercoloring a close second.


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