Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Blog Candy!!!!!! & Kitchen Sink Holiday Stamps

I was shocked to see my blog had gone over 15,000 a few days ago!! I want to say thank you for stopping by. Thank you for your time, comments, emails, and cards. I've met so many awesome people and made wonderful friends. One of my favorite shopping places is Jacksonbelle's
Lindsey ROCKS!!!! So my blog candy to the lucky winner is a gift certificate to shop at Lindsey's store. To enter please leave a comment sharing your favorite hand made gift to give during the holidays. I’ll use the random number generator to select a winner on Wednesday November 7th. If you enter please make sure to check back or post your email address with your comment. A new winner will be choosen on Nov 10th if I haven't heard from you. Good Luck!!!!

Don't forget to check out the new holiday stamps over at Kitchen Sink!! They are Fabulous!!
Jump on over to SCS and check out the banner! look for the code and go shopping!! I'll see you there:)
Dee

58 comments:

Donna said...

My favorite handmade gift to give is a decorated box full of my handmade cards. My non-stamping friends and family love them!

Donna
rubyslippers@neofast.net

Jan Scholl said...

Since I really dont do the whole family gift thing at Christmas, my favorite hand made thing to do is get out my home printed checks (I have made my own for 15 years now), fill them in by hand and then deliver them to my favorite charities the day after Christmas. I write them out on December 25 and put them in envelopes and stamp them up pretty.

Marsha said...

I enjoy giving handmade cards. A set of dry embossed note cards and envelops tyed up in a ribbon makes such a great gift.
Marsha
stamps2enjoy@juno.com

Amy said...

Lately I have really gotten into decorating tins (holiday appropriate) and fill them with goodies depending on who I am giving it to along with a handmade card. This will be fun to read all the replies!

Cathy said...

Congrats on your hits! Sweet candy you are celebrating with your readers. Count me in!!!
My favorie is altered items and handmade cards. Thanks for a chance at this sweet candy.
cmeyers@hughes.net

malieta said...

Happy Halloween Dee!
I started making cards this summer and I haven't really given out any during the holidays yet. So answering your question, my answer would be cookies..I love to bake!
malieta:)

Julesiana said...

My favorite *Teacher Gift* is personalized notecards. It is consumable and non-fattening. ;)

I also like to make mini albums for special people to show them how important they are in my/my family's lives.

I am so glad I discovered your blog--I have really enjoyed your posts.

Angel Wilde said...

You're giveaway is on my birtdhay and I would LOVE a jacksonbelle gift certificate!!! My favorite handmade gift item to give is a purse calendar that I have stamped. My friends always love getting them especially if they're personalized! For a larger gift item I give desk sets that are a hit. I need to make one today in fact!!

sandie said...

MY favourite hand made gift has to be containers of cookies. These always go down really well with all ages. Card sets would be next but only for a select group.

CAKVD said...

OMG!!! This is a FABULOUS prize!! I like to give my grandma (now 93 years old) a huge selection of handmade birthday cards to give out to all of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She remembers everyone's birhtday, butis in a nursing home, so she can't get out to buy cards. The only problem....there are a lot of men and boys in the family, so it is touch for me to do 'manly' cards!!! But I don't mind! Thanks!
Cheryl KVD

Dana said...

Thanks for the chance to enter Dee!
My favorite hand made gifts always involve something that I've canned from our gardens or fruit trees.
Last year it was organic peach preserves, and salsa. This year it will probably be canned apple pie filling, and spaghetti sauce.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on all the traffic-I enjoy getting your Blog in my inbox each day. tfs

I like to give holiday mini breads wrapped in colored saran wrap and placed in a decorated mini bag. Easy and well recieved.

Bev J.

Val said...

Until now, my favourite handmade gift has always been a set of stamped cards. This year, I will be making the Flip albums. I love making these and with the Bind It All, it makes a nicely bound book.

Meredith said...

Congratulations on 15,000. I just recently discovered your blog and I have really enjoyed it. My favorite handmade gifts to give are handmade scarves and blankets.
Meredith C.
meredithcrary@yahoo.com

Dawn said...

I always bake cookies for Christmas so I like to give those to friends and family - hand ties with a stamped note or tag, of course!
Dbullock28@comcast.net

scfranson said...

Congratulations ! YOu have a great blog. I love giving Caramel Puffcorn in bags as gifts, it's addicting.
Claudia
scfranson@charter.net

jodene said...

My favorite Handmade gift is wooden Christmas ornaments. I give one to my Mom every year. Thanks for the chance!

Melissas said...

Each year, I give homebaked goodies to my neighbors. Cookies, or breads, pretzels, even. They enjoy it and it makes me happy to share what I create, food or otherwise...
schabelml@gmail.com

Dorothy said...

What great candy! Every year I give my neighbors a cooking utensil filled with candy and a hand stamped card and gift tag. Last year it was a wisk and I wrote "We Wisk you a Merry Christmas". This year it will be a cheese grate and it will say "Happy Holidays to Grate Neighbors". I also like to give a pack of cards wrapped in a cello bag and tied with ribbon. One of my friends says that's all she ever wants me to give her. She is not a stamper and says they come in so handy when a birthday or anniversary pops up, she also loves that she doesn't have to spend a small fortune at Hallmark.
Thanks for the chance to win.
Dorothy

Kathy W said...

My favorite handmade gift to give are thank you cards that people can use all year long. I tuck in some envelopes and postage stamps too. Thanks for the chance to win; Jacksonbelle has a wonderful store.

Reality Show Reject said...

In the past, the only handmande gifts that I've given have been scrapbooks. Since I've started stamping, I've seen there are TONS more things I can make as gifts. I'm making everything this year! Thanks for the chance to win!

Cindy Vernon said...

My favorite handmade gift to give are mini albums. Everyone loves getting them.

Wife2TJ said...

This year I hope to make some nugget tins and handmade cards to give to family. Thanks for sharing this with us! -Samantha

Leslie Miller said...

Hi, Dee! Gosh, who wouldn't love a GC to Lindsey's store? To answer your question--most of my handmade gifts are cards. I like to package them up in that card tote I made or a cute decorated or handmade box. I also love to do all kinds of boxes or tins and fill them with fun stuff. An assortment of scented candles in a pretty box is a nice gift that I like to give. Got to come up with different things all the time, though. Last year I made those CD holders with a CD of Christmas music that I burned. One year I made a recipe book. Oh, my goodness. Now look what you've done. I have to go stamp something! Thanks for the opportunity and for this question. I've enjoyed reading the answers!

Melanie aka Batgirl said...

I have been making little boxes and putting love notes in them to give to my friends! thats been my fav to make :)

Linda SS said...

Other than my Christmas cards I send to everyone, I don't do homemade at Christmas time because my family all likes gift cards better than anything else. So it sure makes things easier.

Pat S. said...

Hi Dee!
Congratulations on 15,000!!! WOW!!!
Thank you for offering a certificate for Jacksonbelle's terrific store!

When I did give hand-made gifts (before my eyes got too bad) I loved making counted cross-stitch items. My favorites were those heavy glass coasters.

Jaime said...

I am new to your blog and I'm not even a stamper, but I enjoy all the neat cards and other altered items.

My favorite handmade gift to make this year has been marble magnets. I don't know if people will like getting them as much as I like making them, but I've had fun! :-)

Anonymous said...

Hey there...Really enjoying your blog! What great candy! My favorite gift has been packets of hand made cards. This year I'll make some covered notebooks, decorated cookie bags and binders. I'm trying to save a few bucks this holiday season and do more home made gifts..

Ginna
grsenn@embarq.com

Sista said...

Dee congrats on the 15k+ hits! My favorite gift is always a handmade card. Lots of love, time and thoughtgoes into them--even if they are simple. Thanks for sharing yor creativity!
Moni

Pat S. said...

Hi Dee!
Congratulations on 15,000!!! WOW!!!
Thank you for offering a certificate for Jacksonbelle's terrific store!

I used to make gifts, but we are all at the point that we really don't need another thing. So now, I make all of my cards...my family and friends really like that :)

Crystal (SCS happy2stamp4ever) said...

I love to alter some type of container or something, then put something homemade with it...last year, I decorated a tin with the gorgeous SU Recollections DP, and tied cordinating ribbons to the handle, then put homemade caramel corn inside...my grandma loved it!

This year, I'm going to make my mom a new recipe box (with one of those lunch box tins)...make dividers inside...I love it!

Cheri said...

My favorite gift to give to neighbors is Cranberry Orange Bread. . .yummy! My favorite gift for my family is cards in a hand decorated box or bag. Thanks for the fun!

cherbyface@hotmail.com

Rita said...

My favorite handmade gift this year will be the Star Bucks 4 pack altered bottles in the filled with candy & a gift card to Star Bucks with a card holder card to match the paper on the 4 pack.
Congrats on hitting 15K!!! Thanks for the chance at some awesome blog candy!

Jennifer S. said...

I'm new to your blog, but so very glad to have found it!
I like to give hand stamped recipe books using fave recipe pages that have been decorated like a scrapbook page (you will find samples in the recipe swap gallery over at SCS) my friends and family have become so addicted to these! you can create themed books such as chocolate recipes, desserts, Christmas, or whatever your heart desires! I started several years ago making a notecard to match each page, so that the recipient has a lovely stack of cards to send out as well. What better way to combine 2 of my favorite things in life - stamping and eating?!?! :)

congrats on doing so well with your blog!!

HeyHeyPaula said...

I love to give gifts from my kitchen. Last year my DH and I made breakfast bags - almond biscotti, flavored teas and coffee & chocolate dipped peppermint stirrers. Of course I stamped the packaging! We haven't decided on this year's gift yet.

Diane said...

Hey Dee, Congrats on your blog! I am a new blogger and have no idea how you guys keep up with blogging AND playing with all our toys!
Kudos to you!
Your blog candy would make a nice birthday gift for me!
Pick me pick me!
Diane

Diane said...

OOps! Me again. Forgot to leave my favoursite home made gifts! Of course a boxed set of cards, but this year I am looking forward to altering paint cans for my nieces!
Better take one of my comments out so that I am not cheating!
Diane

Kerry J. said...

Oooh great question! I love giving name frames as well as baking in decorated tins, bags, etc...! Congrats on the hits!

Momsnack said...

I usually do cookies & breads for neighbors - one year I did a movie basket for DS & his family - gift card for a video store, popcorn, the usual movie snacks of candy & nuts.
An address book for 93 y/o Mom with all the kids, gkids, ggkids addresses & birthdays entered in it & space for additions, along with a bunch of handmade cards & most of all, postage stamps to mail them!
Congrats on the hits.
NancyS (momsnack)

Starqueen said...

Hi Dee,
I've enjoyed decorating paint cans and filling them with items for different themes (movie night, pampering pedicure, etc.) to giv as gifts. They're really fun to do, and the recipient gets something that was put together personally for them.

primitiveseasons said...

Well that would have to be cookies accompanied by a quilted kitchen item like hot mitts or christmas towels. Would love to win your blog candy. Count me in!
Mary Puskar

~Carla~ www.moralia.wordpress.com said...

My fave handmade gift are tag albums! :) Quick and easy to make, and always well received!! :)

Congrat's on the hits! :)

Peggy Maier said...

I like giving packets of hand-stamped cards & everyone loves receiving them. Also have made hot cocoa mix, cookie mix, etc. in decorated jars.

Jackie W. said...

My favorite handmade gift is banana bread or something else from my kitchen. I have a fantastic recipe that everyone loves for the banana bread. Of course, a hand-stamped tag goes with it! Thanks for the blog candy!
paper_addict@msn.com

Heather Leech said...

One of my favorite holiday gifts are a selection of handmade cards. I'm also looking forward to making the nugget tins - a really great looking gift with no too much work.
Congrats on the popularity of your blog, and thanks for a chance at a GREAT prize!!
Heather L.

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

Congrats on all the visitors!! My fave handmade gift last year was hand-scrapped calendars....I made 3 of them and it took me a long time to make them. So needless to say, I'm changing things up this year!! I got one of those fancy schmancy Bind-it-Alls and this year, I'm giving hand made address books and notepads!!!

Anonymous said...

Hello Dee! Love what you do...

Thanks for the chance to win a gift certicate. Love those May Arts ribbons.

My favorite homemade gift every year is without doubt my "Sucre à la crème" - Golden fudge in English. I think that it sounds better in French... creamy suger... aahhh muuummmm! Last year, I found some mini paint cans. I decorated them with Christmas pattern paper, put lots of ribbons on the handle, and added a little homemade tag. They were adorable.... This year I might try those nuggets tins I've seen everywhere on blogs....

Thanks again.

Louise C.
louisecharlton@videotron.ca

Angie said...

My current favorite for a handmade gift is a small file folder album. I am planning on putting tags and pictures in it and giving it as a gift for my in-laws! Thanks for the chance to win some great blog candy!
Angie
anjpearl@yahoo.com

Michelle said...

My favorite handmade gift for my co-workers at the office is Post-It note pads. For my very good friends, I love to give a set of cards with matching envelopes, tied up with a pretty ribbon.

Pegg S said...

Congrats on 15K~!! I think my favorite gift to make is a notecard set. I think people appreciate that and they can use and share it with others!

Just me said...

If I am making it, it is a note card set. If my mom is making it, homemade peanut brittle. MMMMMMM that is good stuff!!!

Carolyn Mustopa said...

One of the best handmade gifts I gave last year was an embellished lunch tin filled with assorted cards for my sister. She's the one person I can give cards to who will actually USE them and not hoard them! She's asked for a refill this year.

Carolyn Mustopa
cmustopa@verizon.net

Donna - dmc7611@comcast.net said...

In the past, I've really enjoyed giving homemade cookies, candies, and breads packaged in holiday tins but now that I'm getting more into stamping and paper crafting, I think I'm going to try making sets of handmade cards as many of the other posters have suggested. Thanks for the chance at the blog candy!

Anonymous said...

Hi,
This is the first time I have been to your blog. I LOVE,LOVE your cards!! I usually give a set of cards to Mom, that she can send to all of her friends. You can be sure I'll be checking your blog each day.
Kate

jacki j. said...

a box of handmade cards, of course!

melissa roth said...

Last year I made my co-workers each plates of cookies. This year I found some cute fabric with a mexican theme. I'm going to decorate jars to layer with my favorite Taco Soup recipe.

Yosha said...

I am little ashamed to say I rarely give hand made gifts!! Having said that last year was a record for me...I gave out two knitted scarves and a scrapbooked page in shadow box frame.

This year nothing has really jumped out at me yet. I am thinking of doing a bunch of corner book marks as most of my friends are book worms!

Thanks for the chance at candy...fingers toes and everything else crossed!

Cheers Dee,

Yosha