Sunday, June 20, 2010

Who Wants BLOG CANDY?!?

**This post will remain at the top until the Blog Candy Drawing on June 20th. Please scroll down for new posts**

Happy Friday night stampers!! I have a FAAAAAAAABULOUS treat for you here on my blog starting RIGHT NOW! You can probably guess from the post title {haha!} - I am still wiggling with excitement myself but I am going to try to calm down enough to give some info before I go back to jumping around and absolutely swooning over all these amazing products.

I have a lot of words today. I know, we are busy and it's hard to read them all. But in this case, you should. If you can't, then just read the ones that are bold or colored! It could REALLY pay off for you in the form of blog candy!! We all love that. This candy prize package has been *very generously* sponsored by the wonderful people at Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker. Take a look:

The company may be new to some of you, but having played with quite a few of their products over the last few weeks I can tell you that the quality you have here is extremely high. Nice, heavy-weight patterned papers in rich, vibrant colors and fabulously fun patterns. Excellent quality coordinating clear stamps, manufactured in the USA {no sticky acrylic or badly stamped images here!}. All of that plus a full line of 12x12 papers {I was working with the 6x6 pads, my favorite!}, chipboard albums, cardstock stickers, and several lines of embellishments including specialty buttons and brads. LOVE IT ALL!! Can I say that again?? Love love it. I do! Those who are regular blog followers know that I do NOT endorse products or retail shops that I don't personally use AND enjoy.

Right. But get back to the candy details Jen! I can do that! I received, as I said, a gorgeous box stuffed full of paper, stamps and embellishments from Lanie at
Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker. Thank you again Lanie! She included enough goodies for me AND for one of you, my awesome stampin' sistas! This prize includes the following:

-6x6 patterned paper paddies (3) - Bella Blue and Oscar Too, Dan the Record Man, & Will He B the 1
-Clear stamp sets (3) - Bella Blue and Oscar Too, Ellie's Day Out, & Dan the Record Man
-3 packages of Cardstock Stickers (1 of each pattern)
-3 packages of Burlap Buttons in Blue, Brown & Red
-1 package EACH of Warm and Cool Corduroy Brads
-1 package of Craft Flags
-1 package of Bread(less) Tabs

WOW!! Is it not a beautiful thing? The value on this is close to $100 retail! And how do you enter to win this colossal prize package? It's EASY! All you need to do is go over to the Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker website and take a quick look around. Then come back here and leave me a comment telling me your favorite Nikki Sivils item. It can be one of the paper patterns, a stamp set, one of their fun, cool, and unique sets of embellishments - whatever YOU like! There are no wrong answers. If you're anything like me, it'll only take you a few minutes to browse around and fall in love!

I'll even make it EASIER on you!
CLICK HERE to go directly to the Products page {opens in a new window}. That way you won't lose your place here on my blog because you NEED TO COMMENT HERE on this post to be entered to win!

One entry per person, just by telling me what you LOVE over at Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker. Easy peasy, that! Nothing else is required except to check back and see if you've won. But, now, if you are one of those fabulous girls who are so good about sharing candy posts with others out there in stamping land, I will give you TWO MORE entries into this yummy, yummy prize drawing for sharing my candy link and spreading the word! Just leave a second comment and let me know you've done so. Please note that this is NOT MANDATORY for entering the candy, but I do appreciate it, so I will reward you with a better chance to win!

This candy will remain open until Sunday, June 20th at 8 PM CST. I will draw the winner and post the results of the contest here on my blog! So go! Look! Daydream about all the shiny, fuzzy, bright, and pretty things. :) Don't forget to comment!

Now just in case you're looking for some inspiration to go along with your Friday night dreams of paper and stamps, I can help out! Once I got done drooling over all the beautiful papers, adorable images, and perfect embellies, I got to work stamping. This first one features the My Sweet Cherry Pie paper and stamps, plus one of those great corduroy brads (warm).

I decorated the inside! I don't do much of this but I COULD NOT resist with all these fun toys to play with! The inside of the above card also uses stamps from Will He B the 1:


Here's a sweet little baby announcement I made using the Willow Bee paper with Bella Blue and Oscar Too stamps and some of those great Burlap Buttons (I think these are my favorite product!):

This last one features the Flaming Butterfly paper and stamps:

Whew! Thanks for bearing with me! I hope you enjoy the samples, if there are questions about these products I'd be happy to answer them if I can, so fire away (by post comment or e-mail, whichever you'd like!). Of course, make sure to enter the candy drawing (again, all the products were donated by the FABULOUS Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker team!) and spread the word if you can! Check back here throughout the week as I will have lots more samples featuring these great products with (hopefully!) lots of ideas and inspiration. Have a GREAT weekend everyone!

90 people made my day!:

Gayle said...

I hope I'm putting this comment in the right place. I have never been first to post a comment on a blog! I would never have known of this designer without yur blog candy. I adore the "flaming butterflies"! I will have to keep checking on her site to learn more about her products. Thanks for this great opportunity to win great blog candy.

Gayle Taylor
gaylememories@sbcglobal.net

Mandy said...

Cute stuff! I have never heard of this company. Love the craft flags and cord brads!

Cindy said...

Super product over there! I love the cord brads!

Mary Dawn said...

i love 6x6 paper, i'm so glad she's making that size pads

i like her bella blue and oscar too line, maybe because the name is so cute, that's my pick

Heather said...

Awesome cards! I love the burlap buttons she has in the store.

Eisbärin said...

Hello,

I left a comment on the wrong post by mistake, lol, how dumb! Anyway, love your candy and will keep my fingers crossed to win!
I love 12x12 papers and the pretty Willow Bee line made me almost squeal! So cute!
Thanks for the chance to win,
love, Alex

Eisbärin said...

Me again, *lol*! Just letting you know I put your candy up on my blogs side bar!
Lots of love,
Alex

Julie Temple said...

WOW, you really want me to pick just ONE fave thing...LOL! I LOVE the Cord Brads...and the DPs...all of them...and...OH MY! Thanks for sending me to such a neat shop! I LOVE having another shopping spot...
Thanks for the chance!

Julie

Sweetpz said...

Hi Jennifer
thanks so much for the chance to win some NS goodies!! i've heard of her but i haven't found any at my local stores yet. i'd love to the Chipboard Books: Crown. As my DD is sooo into princesses =)
i'm a follower and i will post you to my sidebar!

hugs
juli

Hilde Larsen aka. Tindaloo said...

Oh! You were right, never seen that site before - but oh so many goodies! I LOVE frogs - and clearstamps, so I fell for the 'U R My Favorite Clear Stampies' :)

Hilde Larsen aka. Tindaloo said...

I've put a link in my candy-side bar too. Thanks for a chance in your candy Jen! Awesome cards! Especially liked the cool square upon squares card ♥ Btw, I have a little candy on my blog if u want to join in there! :)

joy said...

Picking just one thing is toooo hard! On my list is: Those incredible Burlap Buttons - especially the brown and the red, next is the totally cool papers --- all of them!! The "Boo-tiful Clear Stampies" would be great! So sorry -- there are too many cute things! ok now where did I hide my credit card??!!

joy said...

I left a link to your page on my blog post! Thank you for the opportunity to
win an incredible blog package!

Thebug415 said...

I am torn between Henry's Brillance, and Ellie's Day out. I bought some of the Henry collection last summer at CHA. I have been able to use that 6x6 pad for soooo much already. I also got the owl chipboard album...but I am hoarding it...lol.

Shirl said...

Wow Jennifer, thank you so much for a chance to win! I've been looking around the website and there are just too many lovelies to choose from! I think my favourite would be the chipboard album, love the owl one especially :)

Julie E said...

Hey there! Lots of yummy paper and stamps, but the first thing to catch my eye was the burlap buttons. I love buttons and these are so different! Fab candy! I will be sure to mention you on tomorrow's post and add a link :>)

kc_froglady said...

OMGoodness the 6x6 papers are amazing! I love the North Pole Nights one. Fresh fun colors for Holiday cards! Thanks for being an enabler! LOL

PatS said...

Thanks for exposing us to Nikki, great, colorful designs. My favorites are YR My Favorite--the clear stamps and paper, plus the You You You paper. I will following this one. Thanks again for the introduction.

Val said...

love the my sweet cherry pie clear stampies- awesome giveaway!

cgl1539 said...

winning blog entry
Lol at least thats what I am hoping. Well it was hard to choose just one item but I chose Victoria's Street Clear Stampies. I love the idea of what I could do with those lamps and oh to color those houses. Great candy by the way!!

Kelly G said...

I love the burlap buttons! Thanks for introducing me to a new company!!

debb said...

I love the willow bee 6x6 pad! My fav!!!!

Nisson Family said...

I love the burlap buttons as well! They are too adorable and I love that they have the same colored stitches in it. Fabulous!!! :D

Pam
pjnisson at hotmail dot com

Sue D said...

This is the first time I have heard of this company--thanks for telling us. My favorite item is the Willow Bee 6x6 pad--I love bees!

DeniseB said...

Love the burlap buttons! I hadn't seen them before, so thanks for the link. Enjoyed checking it out!
DeniseB

Lynne in NI said...

Oooh, me likey! I haven't come across this company before, love the stamp sets and co-ordinating papers, especially the willow bee and the Victoria street line.

Lynne in NI said...

Posted a link on my sidebar, thanks for the chance of winning your FAB candy!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

I just love those mini pads of paper. Wish I could afford to get them all! thanks for the chance at some YUMMY candy and introducing me to this new (to me) shop!

Nikki Sivils said...

Hey there... Lanie (who works for us) told me I had to come over here and check out all the sweet comments... And WOW you all are so sweet! Thank you for your great comments and I love that you love my products!! Starting this business has been a DREAM come true for me and I love designing paper! (Wait until you see my fall/winter collections and I think you all we like them even better than the present collections.) For a sneak peek take a look at my blog... I gave a peek of "Blueberry Hill" coming out in late July!! Hugs! -Nikki Sivils

Pam said...

Love the Sweet Cherry Pie line. Cute projects

loyaz said...

I was not familiar with this company so thanks for the introduction. I "LOVE" her paper U R My Favorite, plus a lot of other things in her shop.
DianeL
loyaz1 at wbhsi.net

loyaz said...

I added your candy to my blog at

http://loyaz1.blogspot.com/

DianeL
loyaz1 at wbhsi.net

Jenny B in Indy said...

I {heart} the burlap buttons but have not found them anywhere local.

Great cards.. love your work!

Jenny B in Indy said...

I posted this on my Facebook wall.. I know you'll get some readers over here from there. Thanks for the chance to win! :)

Missie said...

Hi Jennifer! Thanks for sharing this company with us; I've never heard of them, but they have some really cute items! I'm thinking my favorite item right now is the U R My Favorite Clear Stampies. I have wuite a few friends who are crazy over frogs, and am thinking this would be a great addition to my many other stamps! (Like I need anymore stamps per the hubby! But what he doesn't know won't hurt him, right?!)
Thanks again for sharing!

Simple Sugar said...

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE LOVE LOVE Nikki Sivils' "North Pole Nights" Collection!!

Simple Sugar said...

I've passed this candy post along!

Kelly Massman said...

My favorite is Sweet Cherry Pie! I have seen previews of their new blueberry-it looks like it will be a lot of fun!!!Thanks for a chance at some great giveaways!

v said...

I hope this is the right place to leave a comment! Anyway, I love the burlap buttons! They're great! My husband is a Wonder Bread guy so I have saved bread tabs to use on my pages for a long long time but this is the first time I've seen them on any company's site or blog. Pretty cool! I love Nikki's papers too!!
~Vanessa W

Marie-Claire said...

I just love Nikki's My Sweet Cherri Pie papers! Awesome!

roxitnow said...

Love the papers! Also the clear stampies! Thanks for letting us know about this awesome new company!!

Scrappin_Katt said...

I love Nikkis Bella Blue line. Her papers are adorable too. Good luck everyone and thanks for sharing the goodies

Kelly said...

I love all thier stuff and have been a big fan! I love the fun papers they have! Dan the record Man is my latest fave!

Amy Alvis said...

LOVE the Flaming Butterfly line!

Kapoor's said...

I love the North Pole Nights! I can't wait to see what the Christmas line for this year looks like!!!

Love everything about this company!!!!

ahiltz said...

Thanks for doing this for us! I esp. love the My Sweet Cherry Pie paper line! I love stuff with cherries on it, so it was easily a favorite of mine! :) Cute stuff!

suey04 said...

I love the Willie-Bee Alpha Clear Stampie

Heather said...

I love some Nikki Sivils. My favorite thing has to be the "good Place 2 B" Diecut paper from the Willow B line. Thanks for the chance to win! Love the cards you did with the Nikki Sivils.

Heather said...

Also posted this over on my blog!

Denise said...

Oh, that's an easy one. I really love her Willow Bee line of Paper. Love love love your blog candy. I put a picture and link on my sidebar. Thank you so much for the chance to win these goodies. Your cards are gorgeous.

Scrapamum said...

I just had the fabulous opportunity to try my first Nikki Sivils goodies last month and loved it! My fav is the paper line Dan the REcord Man!!! I want to get my hands on it!!!

ShoppingTamii said...

I LOVE the burlap buttons and the bread(les) tabs!!!

Scrapbookjoe said...

i simply love the joyful in each collection but if i nedd to choose just one things it's the papers like Will He B the 1 .

BonnieRose said...

I love the sweet cherry pie collection.. I hv the whole collection and I love it.. need to pull it out more! Love all your cards.. wow! thks for the chance to win! xo I'd love more of Nikki Sivils.. love her stuff! xo bonnierose in Fargo

Debby said...

Cool goodies! And my how generous! Love that you showed us how to use the goodies. I never win but I still like to visit your blog and play in your mafia :)

Dawn said...

thanks for the chance, Jen... Love thsi stuff...

Lulu said...

LOVE those amazing chipboard albums and the paper packs - they're soooo fabulous! I want them all! I can't believe I never visited your Blog before Jen! Where have I been?

Maria Levine said...

WOW, what an awesome package of goodies!! They have some fabulous stuff! I LOVE the papers oh my! The one that stood out right away was MY SWEET CHERRY PIE. Thanks for a chance to win.

Samanta/Sammy said...

Hi Jennifer
thanks so much for the chance to win some NS goodies!! I'd love to the Chipboard Books:)

Samanta
xoxo

JP Card Crazy said...

Wow what a great stash!!! I liked a lot of things at Niki Silivs but I think those canvas buttons are really cute!!!
Thanks for the chance to win all this great stuff!!!

Delia said...

Hi Jen,

Thanks for sent up this great blog candy. I really like Niki's 12x12 paper, I saw a video clip of her recently with the bread tabs and I thought what a cool idea to use something around the house. I like the unusal, makes scrapping more fun and inventive. Thanks again for the chance to win blog candy. Delia

Tammy said...

I love Nikki's stuff, I have met her a couple of times too. Super sweet young woman!! And very talented!! I love the owl set, it is older but still one of my favorites. I love the the new stuff, Record Dan and the paper with the cherries on it!! I LOVE ALL OF HER STUFF> oh, and the little ghost she did, the paper has purple in, love it!
Tammy Glaser
tammy029@centurytel.net

Tammy said...

I also shared your blog with two stamping groups I belong to, not just people but whole groups, hope you get a lot of visits because of it.

Lorie said...

Oh, there are lots of fun things over at that store but the moment I saw the Willow Bee paper it became a favorite! Can't wait to see more!

Yvette said...

I had never heard of this designer before I found your blog. I would love to get my hands on one of the chipboard albums and the cherry pie paper! Thanks!

Yvette

mwebb said...

The U R my favorite clear stamps and 6 x 6 paper pad are my favorites. I am planning to start stamping again this summer now that school is out. I justmight have to purchase those!! :o)

Carol said...

Like many others, first time I've heard of this company. As for the products, I'm liking everything I see, and really like the burlap buttons and cord brads. Thank for the opportunity to win some blog candy!
CAL8946 at HOTMAIL dot COM

becnalec said...

I love love Nikki Sivils Prooducts but have not had the chance yet to use them. It's all so beautiful it's hard to pick just one but I narrowed it down to two, I love Will He B the 1 and the burlap buttons all colors. lol. Thanks for this opportunity to win and the inspiration.

Katie Renz said...

Hey Jen,

Thanks for the heads up on your blog candy. I have some of Nikki's papers and stamps and they are very, very cute. Loved the cherry themed paper from her first release!

uglybobswife said...

my favorite product has to be U R My Favorite Clear Stampies...that stamp set is so cute...i also thought the breadless clips where cool just not sure what i'd do with them...lol

Carolyn Sharkas said...

Oh! I love, love, love the Flaming Butterfly paper. It is soooo pretty!
thanks so much for offering the blog candy. I am so glad I found your blog today. I love your artwork.

thanks again

ceashark at aol dot com

Rachel C. said...

I just love the brads. They make perfect flower centers! As well as bold accents. My 2nd fave are the burlap buttons. I wish there were more in a package. So much fun to embellish with. LOVE your card w/the different squares, so funky and cute. I also shared the blog link w/my crop group! Thanks!

JoAnn said...

I really love this little scrapbook store. I have never heard of it before now. I love the designers line of designs! My favorite thing I think is the house mini album in the Victoria's Street. I also love the lamp paper. I saw several things I really like and i know I will be back for another visit. Thank You for introducing me to this brand new store and for the chance to win some great candy.
JoAnn
luv 2 scrap at hotmail dot com

ashjoy said...

Awesome candy!

Aznewmom said...

Thanks for a chance to win such an awesome collection!!!
Nice blog too.
Cheers,
Stacy

harrahx2 said...

After looking around, I love the paper! 6 x 6 My Sweet Cherry Pie? Too darn cute! Love the colors. Something about red and yellow. Also love your web site. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

thestampinglady said...

This is a new company for me. I browsed around for awhile. One of my favorites if part of your blog candy--Ella's Day Out Clear Stamp set. Just so fun. I am also a big fan of 6 by 6 paper and saw some cute ones.

Thanks to you and the company for the chance to win.

Dinkazoo said...

Love the sweet cherry pie set, the tree and cherries are too cute. Plus, your cards that used the set are amazingly creative...of course coming from you! :)Joeli

Kim Score said...

I LOVE the Willow Bee paper collection. I could see using it with my paper piecings.

jonaks said...

i love the willow bee paper collection too!!! thanks for the chance to win!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Hey there girlie, girlie!! I took a look at her site, which was new to me, and I am LOVING the paper packs!! Cute patterns and yummy colors!! Hugs!!

Melinda Meek said...

wow! I love Henry's Brilliance paper and the burlap buttons!! too cute!!! gotta go back and check out the gallery now!!! woo hoo!!

R said...

I first found Nikki Sivils products at CHA Winter in Anaheim this last January. I must say these were my favorite products there.

I love the clean designs of her paper and stamps that go with it. I don't know if I could just pick one thing, but those burlap buttons she has are adorable and so unique.

Man, just the thought of getting my hands on this blog candy.......

~Robin
RockinReddRobin@yahoo.com

R said...

Hey.....I posted on my West Coast Scrapper's Facebook page. I'm maxed out on friends, so I hope it brings some traffic by.

~Robin
RockinReddRobin@yahoo.com
http://robinredd.typepad.com/west_coast_scrapper/

bernietom47 said...

Pick just one, are you serious?!! I guess I'll say Ellie's Day out but only because you said just one. LOL!
Thanks for the opportunity to win this awesome candy. I’ll be following you win or lose.
Hugs
Bernie

beverlyd said...

I think the flaming butterfly paper is beautiful and like nothing I have ever seen on paper....beautiful colors!

smahrty said...

Wow there is some awesome stuff here! I am unable to choose a fave, love most of it. Thanks for the fun give away.

Monica Downing aka Madzie said...

I love the paper packs...my favorite is my sweet cherry pie. I am getting ready to make my daughter a recipe album and this paper will be perfect. Thank you so much for making me aware of Nikki Sivils products and thanks for the opportunity to WIN these most awesomest of prizes!!!!

Judi said...

Love the Sweet Cherry Pie Stamp set and paper pad and the Dan the Man 6x6 paper pad would be great for some scrapping pages I am doing of/for my 15 year old son! Love all the products!

Stacy said...

Love all the cool stuff there but my fav right now are stamps so I pick North Pole Nights:Magic Clear Stampies.

What fun. I am really into christmas and would love to scrap with them.

Pick me for you awesome RAK!! ha That would be so great. It all looks yummy. Stacy H-W
www.scrapwithstacy.blogspot.come