Sunday, November 2, 2008

Blog Candy!!! And Paying It Forward

I was so excited to find out that I had won DeeDee's awesome blog candy...can't wait to get it! I've been wanting that Martha Stewart Snowflake punch...and yes, I love Martha Stewart too!

As part of the deal on entering her blog candy is that if you win you "Pay it Forward" and give something away that you love too (which I think is an awesome idea). So these are the blog candy items that I'm giving away, as I love ribbon, especially Christmas ribbon and I love these new Inkadinkado clear stamps.



All you need to do is leave a comment so I can put your name in...but if you want to be entered twice leave me a story of what was your favorite toy that Santa gave you when you were a kid...plus if you want to be entered a 3rd time make a post on your blog with a link to my blog candy (or you can list it under a blog candy list if you have one).

So here's are what the goodies are:
Inkadinkado's Winter Trails clear stamp set
9 feet of 3/8" Red & White snowflake ribbon
9 feet of 7/8" White & Red snowflake ribbon
9 feet of 7/8" Mix of Santa's Hat, Red snowflakes & mittens ribbon
Bazzill Basics's Chipboard Snowflake Tags (set of 3)
Bazzill Basics's Chipboard Tree Tags (set of 3)

Please have your entry in by midnight EST on November 16th (notice date change). And check back Monday evening to see if won!

Remember if you win, please Pay it Forward! :)

Good luck!

66 comments:

DeeDee said...

YAY Nikki!!! THANKS for playing along with my game rules....I just love your blog candy...you should be getting your goodies from me any day now!!! My favorite toy that I received from Santa was my Barbie Dream House....so much fun for me and my Barbies...LOL!!! HUGS!!!

Jenny said...

I love the idea of paying it forward! My favorite thing that I got as a child was a cabbage patch kid doll. I just wanted one soooo bad! (truth be told I still have her!) I have linked you to my blog also! THANKS!

Bella and Aidee Mom said...

Nikki,
I have so many wonderful Christmas memories....I believe my favorite toy from Santa was a little Barbie water-fountain..It had a key to open up little places around the fountain...Fun, Stuff...Krista

shelly said...

nikki
how fun ..paying it forward!
unfortunatly my memories of my youth are sporadic...one wonderful memory i do have is the year i turned 16, for christmas my grandmother gave me the first engagement ring my grandfather had given her.it was a 14 k gold ring with a topaz in it. i still have that :) another sweet memory just to share....is when my daughter was 2,( she's 26 now) she received a doll and immediatly just fell in love with her... she wrapped her new baby in her favorite blanket, kissed it and looked up at me and said "oh mom this is the best year of my life! " lol oh to be young :) thanks for making me think of that it brings a big smile :)

Lisa Lou said...

Well, the one that comes to mind at the moment was the fabulous lite brite. I played with that thing for hours!! Thanks!! I too love the pay it forward!

scotspanda said...

what a great idea to pay forward, keeps it all going doesn't it? My favourite santa gift when I was a kid was my care bear (remember those lol). My mumm couldn't afford to buy a new one for me so she made one in my favourite colours and it was way better than the others!! I still have it :)

I will go now and add your blog candy to my candy box :)

lotsalove

Amanda xxx

Cheri Howard said...

I LOVE your creations!

My favorite Christmas toy was my Holly Hobby Oven. My granny used to make the most wonderful baked goods, but I was too young at the time to the "adult" stuff in the kitchen. Boy did that oven ever make me feel like a big girl!

You can see the post I left linking you at The Paper Freak

squirlygirl said...

Nikki~ What a fabulous thing to do! I'm glad you are passing along the candy! I found you through DeeDee, isn't she just wonderful! I love your blog! I added you to my blog so others can find you just as I have! Great luck and much inspiration in your crafting future! And may I add Pick me, Pick ME! I have looked at this set many a times (but thought to myself with my husband in the back of my head chanting "christmas is coming soon") that I would love this set!
Thanx~ Becky

tiggertastic said...

you are so very kind to hold a blog candy give away.

i will put a link in my blog tomorrow.

sarah xx

Spartansus said...

I ADORE your blog candy choices!!! I love Inkadinkado stamps! The pay if forward idea is so nice....

Susan

ScrappinMaMa said...

Awesome blog! My favorite Santa gift was probably my cabbage patch dolls I got when I was 7. I still have them too! Thanks for the chance to win your blog candy! I'm heading to add your link to my page now!

bolha said...

Awesome candy and I love the rules. :) My favorite toy that I got for Christmas was a cuddly squirrel. I also left a link on my BLOG.

x Natasha x

Katy said...

Love your blog candy Nikki, I have linked to your blog from my blog :)

xx

Barbi said...

This candy is really fantastic! My favourite Santa gift was Wheel of luck. We have been playing the game sooo many times that we know all the passwords. :) Uf, long time ago. :)

I have linked you too on my blog.

Take cara,
Barbara

Becky said...

What a great idea! Your goodies are wonderful! My favorite Christmas gift were 2 Lissie Dolls that my dad got me from overseas. I've saved them for the past 20 years for my daughter, but now I have 2 boys. :) Don't know what I'll do with them now!

Sandra said...

Wow Nikki love the candy!!
My favourite Christmas gift was a house for my dols.
I will post a link in my candy store.

xxx

Sandra

Diane.W. said...

Hi Nikki!I will enter your blog candy,seeing as you have entered mine!!!
My fave toy was a doll with blonde hair,that I called Joanne & I'm sure she is prob in my parents loft somewhere still!!!
I will link you on my blog :o)x
p.s Luv your blog!!!

Ivy said...

Hi Nikki,

I was scrolling down and came to LIsa Lou's favorite x-mas toy and I have to say that it was mine as well! I would play Lite Brite for hours on end. I went to the store the other day and almost bought it when I saw it!!

Berenice said...

Hi Nikki, So nice blog candy!
My favorite toy Santa brought me was a stuffed animal bunny.
I have a link about your blog candy is on the right side of my blog.

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh wow! Girl...this is some FANTASTIC blog candy you're giving away!! I love the "pay it forward" candies! When I was little, (and man am I going to be dating myself), I received a doll that talked and it was the coolest thing. Unfortunately, my curiosity got the best of me, and I eventually had to disassemble the poor thing to figure out how it worked. But I loved it dearly until then. LOL!! I have also linked your blog to mine. Thanks for the fun Nikki!!!! Hugs!!

Alice said...

Hi Nikki! I am Alice from Italy, thanks for a chance to win, I will put your link to my blog (I will put it under the section "blog candy", not in a post if it's ok anyway!). And if you want, I have a blog candy too in my blog :)
My best Santa gift was Barbie's camper! I loved it! It had the bedroom, the kitchen, the bathroom ... so lovely! And certainly ... there was Ken too :)
Bye!
Alice

Dawn said...

Nikki this is fantastic Candy to giveaway - Thanks so much for the chance of winning...
Now...... I remember getting overly excited when I was about 5 I think when I received a Sindy Doll and her bedroom furniture with lots of outfits to fit in the closet!!!
Santa was very generous in those days!!!
Will add a link on my blog too!!

Dawn
x

Gabcia said...

Great blog and beutiful candy!!!

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

What a great idea! Please enter me 'thrice'! My favorite gift from Santa was a sweet baby doll with dark brown/black hair. She had her very own white bed and high chair, which was rare back in the dark ages! I've posted a link to my blog below. Thanks, Becky G.

http://camelliacottagedesigns.blogspot.com/2008/11/another-great-bc-alert.html

Ann Hedvig said...

This is a great way to do a blog candy!

There is a link in my blog, look in the sidebar.

And my favorite to get when I was a kid was a microscope :o)

Kitty Kats Krafts said...

Hi Nikki

Thank you for sharing your lovely blog with us!

Linked you to my blog, as I would love to win your candy!

Kind regards

Sam x

Marika said...

I really love Christmas time!
My favourite toy was a pretty nice little black doll.
I linked you on my italian blog!
Ciao Marika

Alecia said...

FUN, would love a chance to win these goodies!!! Thanks!!

KSinMT said...

I don't have a blog, but I like the looks of yours!! I would love to win your candy. My favorite christmas gift was an extra tall bike when I was in 6th grade. I still have it although can't get parts for it anymore. (I am 6'4" tall). Kathy

Lena Katrine said...

Wow! I would love to win this!
I've also posted about your candy in my blog here!

I think I got my favourite christmaspresent ever, when I was about 3-4 years old. It was a cute little , cosy monkey! The monkey was actually given to my brother, but I fell in love with him - and could'nt let him go ;o)

pasiakowa said...

What a wonderful candy!
I'm spreading the info on:
http://cukierkowy.blogspot.com/2008/11/nikkis-paying-forward-16-listopada.html

One of the Christmas presents I really loved was a chalkboard with colorful chalks. I remember the feeling while drawing :) And also learning my little sister the alphabet's letters :) That was great fun! :)

Cathys said...

WOW! love the candy..My favorite Christmas was when I was 8 when I received a 32 piece tea set, It was like winning the lottery, Then again all my Christmas were special back then , We had each other and Christmas felt like Christmas WAY BACK THEN...

I have added you to my blog

Valems said...

Hi Nikki! Thanks for a chance to win. My favourite was my gift that I received from Santa in kindergaten(sp?), I got a book of fairytales.
Linked you in my "blog candy alerts'.
Have a great day
Vanja

Dayna said...

Oh I love the added extras to do. Well my favorite gift as a kid wasn't from Santa and it really wasn't the gift it was getting to the gift. One year back in the early 80 my dad got the family a computer but he sent us on a scavenger hunt to find it. We had to go out side in the snow though the barn and the grainy to find the clues and figure them out. I also have you linked on my blog. Happy Holidays

Roxy said...

Love your hot cocoa box. Let's see....my favorite Christmas gift....I guess I would have to say it was my first Barbie doll. It was back in 1971 I beleive. Malibu Barbie. Bendable legs and everything. Of course it was a last minute gift. y Dad had come home Christmas Eve with a Hess truck for my brother. Now my Mom was all about us kids having te same number of gifts and the dollar amounts had to be as close as possible. So on Christmas Eve, Mom went out and got my 2 sisters and I Barbie dolls. She was so angry at Dad! LOL!

Kim said...

Nikki what GREAT candy you are giving away....those clear stamps are on my wish list! :) I love pay it forwards...they are so much fun!!!!

My favorite gift from Santa was my Cabbage Patch Premime Baby Doll that I got as a little girl...I would take that baby everywhere with me...you could say it was attached to my hip! And a close 2nd would have to be the mini kitchen playset my brother and I got one year from Santa we would play resturant all of the time and cook my parents breakfast and burgers all day long!

Thanks for the GREAT chance to win!
Hugs~ Kim

Melanie said...

me me me please :)
thanks
xx

Jacilynn said...

Great Candy!!! I linked your candy to my blog. My favorite toy from Santa was a Pogo Ball. We played with them at recess at school and I wanted one of my own.
www.jacilynndashwood.blogspot.com

Janie said...

Great Blog Candy! Love it! My favorite toy I recieved as a Child from Santa was A My Little Pony Castle. There wasn't a day for a few YEARS I didn't play with that!!!

Thanks again!
Janie
www.boondockcrafter.blogspot.com

crafting diva said...

Hi Nikki wonderful blog you have here and wonderful candy my favouite toy santa brought me as a kid was a doll and pram I loved to wheel it around until my cat used to lay in it and squash my doll head. I ahve also added a link on my blog so could I be added three times thank you.

carlzcardz said...

Hiya hunni, your blog is fab, id love a chance to win your candy, i'm already offering 3 lots of candy over at my site, have added your name to draw too :-) xxxx

Muttshouse said...

Hi Nikki,

What an awesome card trunk you made for Scott!

Please enter me in your blog candy rak.

Favorite Xmas toy ever - my mom got me a make-your-own-stationery kit which included paper and rub-ons! I was hooked! I still have the original box and the gift box my mom gave to me. I still LOVE rubons!

I don't have a blog or blog candy list. Sorry.

~craftykaren~ (cricut mb)

hali said...

U nice blog candy.
I linked to my blog.
Sweet blog, I like it.

AbcHobby.it said...

Hi, lovely candy!
I've add a post to your blog here
http://abc-hobby.blogspot.com/

My favorite toy when I was child was the Barbie's House (with the lift and three floor!!!)
I loved it!!

bye elisabetta

Andrea said...

Hi Nikki, great candy! Thanks for the chance to win. I post your candy on my blog.
My favorit gift from santa was a radio.
Hugs, Andrea

Tanja said...

Great blog candy, Nikki!

I will link you on my blog!

ink'n'rubba said...

what gorgeous sparkly candy you have to pass on! I will certainly mention you on my blog.
hugs, annie x

Nancy said...

Love blog candy!! I'm so glad that you are paying it forward! My favorite Christmas present was the Baby Dreams that I received when I was 4. She had a soft face and her eyes closed. Boy, did I love that doll! I'm sending a link to your blog candy on my relatively new blog! Thanks!

Nancy

Nette said...

Very Nice candy, I like this snowflakes. :)

I will link your blog on my side.

Loveley greatings from good old germany ;-)

Nette

Amanda From: AJ's In-Sanity Center said...

Wow! Awesome candy! Thanks for letting everyone play along!

My favorite toy ever received was a doll house from my grandma. I remember playing and playing with it! and this year I will be purchasing my 4yr old DD her first doll house! :)

Doris said...

sweeet candy! I've posted about your candy here http://doris86place.blogspot.com/2008/11/nikki-has-blog-candy.html

My fav recieved from Santa gift was huge colouring book when I was 4:) I still have it and enjoy my early "art" :)

Terria said...

OH this is great candy, thanks for a chance to win I have you listed in my blog candy roll here

Pam's Pride said...

I love wintery stuff!! I linked you up to my blog!

My favorite Christmas gift was when my parents got me a new bike when I was little! They kept it at my grandma's neighbors house so my siblings and I could not peek around and find them! I was so suprised!

M@risk@ said...

This is some real nice candy you're offerin. TFS

~Chris~ said...

Beautiful Candy..
my Fav Christmas Toy as a Child was a Babydoll. I had always wanted 1 so finally when my little Sister was big enough my Parents got us both 1.
I posted your Blog Candy on my Blog..
Thanks for the chance to win
~Chris~

ZIELONA said...

Very nice blog candy :)
My blog:
http://zielona.blogspot.com/2008/11/wiem.html

SelahCafe said...

How awesome! Love the blog candy and your blog rocks! :)

T's Creations said...

I really like the rules of this blog candy! :-)
Very nice blog candy and it's mentioned in my blog. :-)

Janet Bagnall said...

Nikki:

I love the idea of paying it forward and thank you for the opportunity to do so. My favorite thing received as a child was the sugar daddy's left in my stocking. I love your blog and have linked it to mine http://lifefullofsunflowers.blogspot.com/

Thanks

Janet

Heike said...

Wow, Nikki your Blog is wonderful and the Price is great. Thanks for the chance to win. I link you on my blog.

Hugs
Heike

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Lainy's Little Blog said...

Great candy. My favourite toy was my own CD player as I love dancing and meant that I could dance anywhere I wanted! I am off to post a link on my blog now. Hugs, Lainy xx

Heather said...

Thanks for the chance at the awesome blog candy. I have linked to you from my blog: http://simplyme-home.blogspot.com/2008/11/blog-candy-from-around-web.html

My favourite gift was an adorable pair of white cat slippers. The box had been wrapped in such a way that I thought there was a real animal in the box ... air holes, warnings --- it was so cute. I still have them:)

kama said...

Hi Nikki.
I have posted a comment about your candy on my blog and added you to my blogcandylist.

My favorite toy I got from Santa was a furry chicken that you wound up and it jumped around. I was 3-4 years old but I still remember it. I even remember seeing the box as I unwrapped my gift! Have been looking for a chick like that, but I don't think they are being made like that anymore :(

Thanks for offering the candy. Beautiful stamps.

/Katarina
http://kamadesign.blogspot.com/2008/11/blog-candy-ending-soon.html

Iskra said...

I spreaded info about your candy on my blog. Thanks for a chance to win!

My facourite christmas gift? My cat. I remember when my mother came into the room holding this small, cute kitten decorated with red ribbon and put it under the christmas tree... :)

Laurie said...

Snow candy - wonderful! Thanks for the chance to win it.

My to do list...

*Become a Project Corner & Spotlight winner on the Cricut™ Chirp Newsletter (or at least a highlighted thread)
*Ongoing Memorial Journal for Morgan
*Scrapbook for my favorite moments at DisneyLand and DisneyWorld (my other obsession, big, big, big Mickey fan!)
*Scrapbook for my trip to Europe
*Scrapbook for the last two years of the kids for my DF's mom and one for his Dad.