Thursday, May 01, 2008

My first ever blog candy!!

It is going to be my Mom's birthday on May 6th, and in honour of her birthday, we are each going to be giving out blog candy!! Be sure to go and check out her blog at Artfully Ila, after you have commented here!
We are going to be drawing on Monday, May 12th. I will announce my winner on Monday Evening.

My blog candy consists of:
-assorted paper from the DCWV All Dressed Up glitter stack
-assorted paper from a K&Company Matstack
-sakura stardust clear gel pen
-2 inkadinkado mini stamp set
-assorted fibers
-assorted ribbons
-assorted flowers
-a few stamped images from my favorite companies

All that you have to do to enter my blog candy is......

either leave me a comment on this post, telling me your favorite card verse or sentiment......OR spread the word about my candy on your blog(make sure you leave a comment and let me know so I can check it out!) Everyone is welcome to enter, and be sure to check back the evening of May 12th to see who won!

By the way, don't forget to check out my Mom's blog for her fabulous candy too!!

Good Luck!!

146 comments:

Mary Dawn said...

I've left a link on my blog, hope your mom's birthday is awesome! what a fun way to celebrate with her

Tamara said...

Happy birthday to you mom! My favorite card so far happens to be one she made https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=6413833293353762558&postID=5991382944325890002

I love it!

Andrea said...

Hi Trina, thanks for the great blog candy. I left a link on my bolg: http://kartenfreak.blogspot.com/2008/05/trinas-blog-candy.html

xxAndrea

Gill said...

I've put a link on my blog, I can see talent runs in the family!
thanks for a chance to win
lv gill x

Ying Pang, said...

Hi Trina,you are very generous! I have post about your blog candy at my blog:-)) thank you for a chance to win:-)

Bunny B said...

Happy upcoming Birthday to your mom! :)
I've linked your HERE. Thanks for the chance :)
xx

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

Hey Trina!! I think my favourite card verse right now, is one I picked up a couple of weeks ago. It is by American Art Stamp and it says 'I always know...God won't give me more than I can handle. There are times I just wish he didn't trust me quite so much.' Hahaha!! So true. Have a great day!

Jayne said...

Obviously, artistic talent is genetic! Thanks for sharing. My favorite verse is the saying from Mother Teresa: "We can't all do great things, but we can all do small things with great love."

Monika/Buzsy said...

Yummy! Thanks for sharing... I just love your mom's blog and now yours! Can you give me your mom's address so I can send her a card?
I am not sure what my fav verse is, but I love simple greetings and I just got Mixed Messages from Papertrey Ink that fit on the Tiny Tags from Cuttlebug...

ink'n'rubba said...

what fabulous candy you and your Mom are offering us! I've made a little post on my blog here

Michelle (MilwaukeeMommy) said...

Well, I was just at your mom's blog, such fun blog candy from you both!! One of my very favorite sentiments is, believe it or not, a dollar stamp I got at Michael's about a year ago. It says "of all possessions, a friend is the most precious ~ herodotus" ~ whenever I'm at a loss as to what to put on the inside of my card, I grab this stamp. Beautiful saying & cheap too!! LOL!!

Anita said...

Between you and your mom, you guys are giving away awesome candy!

I just posted on my blog a card using one of my new favorite stamps. You can see it here:

http://stampinwithanita.com/?p=258

craftyb said...

Hi Trina, just to let you know I've posted about your great candy on my blog (and your mom's!!)

I have a hero arts set that lives permanently on my craftin' table...a trio of birthday sentiments...they're sweet and suitable for all ages...so they're high on my sentiment list! bx

Chrissie said...

I've wished your Mum a Happy Birthday, I hope you enjoy joining in her celebrations. I think you're both so generous to be giving away this lovely candy. I've posted a link on my blog.

Jill said...

Wow you are your mum are very kind, what fab candy. Left a link for your mum's blog and yours at my blog Jill x

scfranson said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom! You have a great blog. My favorite verse is: People may not remember what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.
Claudia
scfranson@charter.net

Anonymous said...

Hi Trina, Wow you and your mum are spoiling us. My favourite sentiment is "a friend is someone who does things that count, but never stops to count them". Lots of love, Denise in the UK
denisemorgans@aol.com

malieta said...

Hi Trina,
I see that you are just as talented as your mom Ila! Your cards and coloring skills are beautiful.
Your candy offering is very generous and thank you for sharing!
malieta:)

sandie994 said...

I don't have a blog so I can't Link, sorry. As far as verses go it really depends for whom I am making the card. I tend to like simple verses.

Ann said...

My favourite card sentiments are the inspirational ones. I got a lovely set of stamps by Heidi Grace with some really good ones on - infact one of them is on the card I put a link to on your Mum's blog...
http://craftworkblog.blogspot.com/2008/04/handmade-backgrounds-arty-girlz.html
It's not my favourite though - I like 'Take time to smell the flowers' and 'If friends were flowers I'd pick you'. Guess I'm a soppy so so and so.
Hope your mum has a fabby birthday.

Ann xxx

kath said...

Hi Trina
Fab blog - I will put a link on my blog alongside Mom's.

Anonymous said...

Trina, Hi!
Wow, now I can case some of Ila's
daughter's creativity, too. Ha.

I love your mom's creations and I will be subscribing to your blog now, too.

Thanks for the opportunity to win some great blog candy.

Help your mom enjoy her day.

Joyce B.
Burchboo@maconcountyhealth.org

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to your mom!! My favorite Verse saying would be:

"Lord...grant me the wisdom to make steppings stones out of stumbling blocks."

Thanks so much for the chance to win.

kim3timemom@yahoo.com

Sandra said...

My favorite sentiment is:
A balanced diet is one cookie in each hand! I really want to buy that one (its from Elzybells) but their website is offline for a while now.
Have lots of fun at your mums birthday.
And I must say I really love your cards! Glad I found your blog!

Maria said...

You're so sweet to offer candy to honour your mom's birthday. I've left a link on my blog so click on my name and check it out. Have fun!

Bubbles said...

Hi Trina lovely idea to offer blog candy to, and it looks great!! My fabourite 'verse' is for 30th/40th/50th birthdays etc and goes : Don't think of it so much as oh no three 'o' as yippee thirty!!! obviously you just change the numbers!!
P.S. your cards are fab!

Sollan... said...

Hi! I have left a link in my blog: http://minscrubb-sollan.blogspot.com/2008/05/lnktips.html
Love

Katharina said...

Hi Trina! What a fabulous candy. I'll spread the word on my blog and hope that I have a chance of winning your goodies :)

Rainbow Lady said...

Putting your link on my blog. Hope you may join in my challenges sometime too.
Love Cynthia x

Arty Party NI said...

Hi Trina

Just been over at your mum's blog and I think its brilliant that the two of you are offering such wonderful candy. My favourite verse that I use quite a bit is "The way to know life is to Love many things." I used it recently on a card which you can view on my blog. I have also posted a link from my blog to yours celebrating your mums birthday. Karen

Giovana said...

Hi Trina, i just found your blog through your mom's, you both are great!!!!
My favorite verse is: "of all possesions a Friend is the Most Precious" Herodotus.
Today I made a card using that verse, you can check it out on my blog: http://giovana-believe.blogspot.com/

I will link on my blog too.

God bless
Giovana

retiredheather said...

Great Blog candy. I really don`t have a favorite saying but I do like this one: Look to the future but plan for today.
Retired Heather

Richelle said...

Happy Birthday to your mom!! I just picked up a stamp that says "Its your birthday go barefoot" Love it!

Thanks for the chance at candy!

sandyh50 said...

Hi Trina, the inside verse I've been reaching for lately is "Have a beautiful and happy Day! It is so perfect for so many occasions.

Thanks for the chance to win.

Sandyh50

Nicola said...

I put a link on my blog. I hope your mom has a great Birthday.

http://gorillamamagreats.blogspot.com/

Hugs
Nic

Linda from Georgia said...

Hope your mon's birthday celebration is super wonderful. I seem to be collecting Thanks and Thank you stamps -- from everywhere! They go with any card design and I can leave the inside blank to write a note expressing my gratitude and appreciation.

Rita said...

Happy birthday to Ila! Both of you have so much talent! My favorite saying right now on a card with a coffee cup or two Bellas enjoying a cup of joe together is "Coffee & friends are the perfect blend". I lu it!!! Thanks for the chance at some awesome candy.

Deb Neerman said...

It's your Mom's b-day and we get the gifts?!? Kewl!

My favorite funny sentiment, "if it's not one thing, it's your Mother."

Now I'm off to explore your blog!

Thanks!

Deb
debkneer@aol.com

Linda SS said...

My favorite verse is Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but rather by the moments that take our breath away. Hope you & your entire family have fun at your mother's birthday celebration:)

Kristine said...

Hi Trina! Love your blog candy!
I've posted about your blog candy at my blog!
http://kristineskort.blogspot.com
Kristine

TwinTrouble said...

What a wonderful thing to be doing for your mom's birthday... I love both your blogs and hope you both have a lovely day celebrating your mom's birthday :)

Have left a link on my blog which is here: http://twintroublesjourneythroughlifex2.blogspot.com/

Good Luck to everyone :)

Amy Macak said...

Thanks Trina for the wonderful blog candy opportunity. I think it's so nice of you and your mom to celebrate her birthday with such nice gifts to others. I think I am going to have to start a blog of my own. but haven't yet. My favorite saying is every day is a page in your history book
although I don't use it alot on my cards.
thanks again Amy
ajmacak@gmail.com

Amy Macak said...

Thanks Trina for the wonderful blog candy opportunity. I think it's so nice of you and your mom to celebrate her birthday with such nice gifts to others. I think I am going to have to start a blog of my own. but haven't yet. My favorite saying is every day is a page in your history book
although I don't use it alot on my cards.
thanks again Amy
ajmacak@gmail.com

samgirl said...

Wow! Pretty generous!
Love your blog by the way 0 hope it's ok to put you on my blogroll...

I have posted about your candy on my blog http://stuffbysammi.blogspot.com/2008/05/ila-birthday-blog-candy.html

Sammi

Lia said...

hi Trina,

Great blog candy you give away, my favorite stamps are always the magnolia
here the link to my blog where you can see some cards made with the Summer magnolia's
hugs Lia

Alex said...

Wow, these goodies look fabulous

Leaving a link on my blog:0

www.sillybirds.blogspot.com

marjolijn said...

Happy birthday to your mom.
I've made a comment on my blog.
Thanks for the great blog Candy!
XXX Marjolijn

Cindy said...

HB "mom"!!! Though not an absolute favorite verse, it is one I find I like tp use for sympathy cards... "Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones shine down to let us know they are with us."

bastelfan-er said...

fantastic blog!!!!
and a fantastic blog candy!!!
thank you for the chance to win!!!!

Will I have a bigger chance if I use both?? So I've posted a link on my site and here ist my favourite stamp (just for this time - maybe this month... *lol*)
http://bastelfan-er.blogspot.com/2008/04/noch-eine-stempelkarte_14.html

love, eva

denise said...

Happy Birthday!

Love your blog... great blog candy.

My favorite sentiment would be anything funny..... I am really liking the one from cc design, "it's all about the presents" and I like, "hey chicky".

Denise G

catt871 said...

Wow, what great blog candy! And what a great blog!!I love it!!! My favourite sentiment lately has been "Believe". My family has had a rough 6 months or so, and "believe" seems to be what is getting us through!!! Thanks for a great chance to win!!!
Chris

PattiM said...

I added your blog candy to my blog.....http://scrappingismypassion.blogspot.com/And your Mom's... Happy Birthday, Ila!!!!! Here's my favorite verse, I found it here under Mother's Day....

http://sherry.graves.googlepages.com/home3

Today, let your worries and
cares loose...let your dreams
wander free...and let your
spirit hear the wind whispering,
"The World Is Yours."

Happy Mother's Day

Thank you,

Patti M (AMR Mber)
(Pattie's passion)

I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!!!!

Jess said...

Happy Birthday to your mom! My favorite sentiment is "Happy Everything!"

Lainy's Little Blog said...

Happy birthday to your mum! Very generous candy. I have posted your giveaway on my blog.

Cindy said...

Hi Trina, I'll leave a link on my blog, wouldn't it be a great Birthday present to win, which is on the 11th of May.
Cindy

Sandra Paul said...

Hi

My favorite verse would be something like this as I am translating it from french it might not be exactly the way you would say it but anywas it would be:
the future belongs to those which believe in the beauty of their dreams

Brenda said...

Happy birthday to mom and how nice of you to help celebrate with some candy of your own. Thank you for the chance to win. I left a link on my blog.

http://stamp-it-up.blogspot.com/

Gabby said...

WOW...what a great blog candy offering and VERY generous! It's nice to see mother and daughter team up in stamping! My DD, 12, is also a stamper and blogger! It's the sweetest thing!

I've added your link on my blog and as to what's my favorite sentiment...that's a good one...I'm VERY fond of "Life is not measure by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away".

BTW...I'm having a blog candy myself if you and your mom wanna check it out! It's my 3rd blog candy yet in less than a year I became a blogger. I'm also adding you and your mom to my blog roll call to make sure I check back often. :D

Mandiannie said...

Wow That's some wonderful candy.
I love the sentiment
"Thinking of you on your birthday
And sending you this prayer
May God be always close to you
And keep you in His care."
i love using it on birthday cards and I've even used it for other occasions i just changed the first line.

Nikki said...

Hi Trina, boy oh boy do you and your mom do amazing stamping!!! I just subscribed to both your site and your mom's and can't wait to get updates. I put a link to your site over on my site at http://monatyza.blogspot.com/, where I put my favorite quote/sentiment. :)

Elaine said...

Hello Trina,
I've been a chocolate lover for as long as I can remember. I really like the stamp that says, "hand over the chocolate and no one will get hurt."....

What a fun way to celebrate your mom's birthday! Wishing you both a wonderful year!

Anonymous said...

Your One of a Kind chickens card is so cute! Hope your Mom has a great birthday.

Swedie

Tracy said...

HI Thanks for the opportunity! I like this one:

Shoot for the moon
if you miss you will fall amongst the stars

colourdujour said...

new to your blog but would love to win! I reach for the stamp is

"The Lord is faithful to those who trust Him."
or something close to that...it belongs to a friend, not sure where it's at, at the moment.

Katja said...

Happy Birthday to your mom. And thanks for sweet blog candy.

Lori Barnett said...

Happy birthday to your mom! Great blog candy :) Ok...so I have this stamp that is TOTALLY great! It's made by Taylored Artworks. The saying is "Stampers don't sweat...they sparkle"

Leonie said...

Hi Trina!

Hope you have a great day too on your Mum's birhday!!!
Great blog candy! I've linked you!

~ Leonie ~

Stampin Cats said...

Great blog. I love the anniversary card. Gotta love those hedgies. Thanks for sharing.

Tarasdesigns said...

Happy birthday to your mum, I've left a link on my blog

Mephisto said...

Hi,
what a nice Idea. I haven`t won anything until yet by Blog Candys :-(

I have left a Link to Your and Your Mother´s Candy on my Blog:
http://mephisto-domi.blogspot.com/2008/05/blog-candy.html

My Favorite Stamps at the Moment are the Magnolia`s:
http://mephisto-domi.blogspot.com/2008/04/challenge-17.html

Handcrafted With Love said...

Right i've been to your mum's blog Trina and now i'm here what a lovely idea to do two lots of blog candy. Well done and i'll give you a mention over on my blog.

Love Pam xx

Angelswings_2 said...

What lovely candy, I hope your Mum has a fantastic birthday .

Beth said...

Fab candy, it's very kind of you!
Here's my link! Thanks!

Patricia said...

I have left a comment on my blog!
Have a great day tomorrow at your mom's birthday!

Annelies said...

I like this one most: It's from HHRS:

http://www.highhopesstamps.com/catalogue-stamp.php?stamp_id=G-214¤cy=1&returnto=/catalogue-pages.php?page=4+search=jungle+currency=1

(It's the one of wissshing you a ssspecial day!)

Cazzy said...

Ooo another blog. I am going to do both things:
My favourite sentiment at the moment is "Hand over the chocolate and nobody will get hurt".
Will leave a comment on my blog shortly.

Mimi B. said...

I hope your mom has an awesome birthday! Thanks for offering the wonderful blog candy in her honor.

sue said...

What fantastic candy, you are very kind. I have put a link on my blog. Thanks for my chance to win
Sue x

bluebmw said...

I suppose I just set up a blog! It was easy! I think my favorite card phrase is: Faith makes all things possible - not easy.

I have just begun to stamp and read blogs and you folks are inspiring! I hope that I have the creativity to do as well! Thanks for offering the blog candy for your Mom's birthday too!

Heather said...

Really cool... I've listed you on my blog. http://hhugginsgirl.blogspot.com/2008/05/check-it-out.html

Jean said...

Trina thanks so much for the chance at the blog candy, love how you are both doing this in honor of your Mom's birthday!

Aleks said...

You are so talented!! Thx for the chance!!

My favourite sentiment is one I used on one of my latest layouts, you can check it out at my blog...it's the most recent entry. :) "Mom"

Darlene L said...

Thanks for the chance to win your blog candy.
Here is my favorite sentiment for a bday card:

Wishing You a Day
of Little Treasures
and Simple Pleasures!

Darlene L

Maria Jesus said...

This is my favorite sentiment: "When someone allows you to bear his burdens, you have found deep friendship"

Very nice candy i love flowers.

MJ

MissaTooU said...

My favorite card verse would be "If all else fails, add Glitter!"

And I posted a blog post on my blog, come check me out!
http://missatoou.blogspot.com/

daiseyfreak said...

My all timne favorite sentiment so far has to be MFT twisted sentiments: Who you callin a hoe?

thanks for the opportunity!

Bobbie said...

Hi Trina,
I do not have a blog but I do have a favorite verse.
Wishing you a day filled with sunshine and God's Love.
Happy birthday to your mom.
Angel Hugs....Bobbie

Bluemoon said...

Happy Birthday to your mom. I don't have any of those wonderful sentiments I've seen, I hope to one day. A short sentiment I have that I love to put on florals is 'see the flowers dancing' I think it may be a Hero clear set. Yummy blog candy too by the way, luv those pretty flowers. All the best, thank you. :) bluemoonbyniteatyahoodotcom

justpnay said...

hi! this is my ever first entry in a blog candy. I am just starting and groping in the world of blogs. I hope the saying first timer luck will be true to me...LOL!!

Happy Birthday to your mom!

Ria's Scrapkaarten said...

Hi Trina, HAPPY birthday to your mom :)
I will leave a link to your blog on my blog ;)
I don't have a favorite verse I think. For baby cards i like to use
Twinkle twinkle little star what a special baby you are.
For a friends card, If friends where flowers I picked you.
For a wedding, May your lives be filled with love, fun and happiness.
There are to many verses ;) hahahaha

hugs Ria

Joana said...

wow what a wonderful candy
Happy Birthday to you Mum
thanks for a chance to win this candy ,
My fave verse at the moment is a friendship one .
"A friend is someone who understands your past,
believes in your future, and accepts you today"
xxx
Joana

Manda said...

Hi Trina, my favorite sentiment is one from Penny Black and I just love it. The stamp itself is called "You're the world" and the sentiment goes like this...."To the world you are just one person but to me you are the world". Such fabulous blog candy, thanks so much for the chance to win it!

Hugs, Manda xxx

nicky said...

omg more blog-candys! i think we all love them! i,ve left a link on my blog! thanks so much from germany!

Monique said...

Hi Trina,

That's so sweet of you !!!
I've put a link on my weblog.
You both make such lovely / beautifull cards !!

Hugs Monique

Janet said...

I actually make so many cards that I don't have one fave verse. I like to make my own greetings and verses for the insides of my cards. I tend to use my Word program on the computer and cut/paste from great websites with verses. Here are two of my fave sites: www.versalog.com and www.imag-e-nation.com/card_verses_poems_quotes.htm I hope this is helpful. Thanks for chance to win.

Stephanie said...

My favorite card sentiment right now is by papertrey ink...

"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's learning how to dance in the rain"

Happy birthday to your mom.
sbs81@aol.com

tchou said...

my favorite is! "be happy"

you have a great blog candy!

marla said...

My favorite card verse is "Your the best.." Happy Birthday to your Mom. What a great lot of fun blog candy!!!

Jo said...

Well done on your blog too.. it's as brilliant as your mums.

I foster dogs for our local spaniel rescue, and when they go to their new home, I make a card to send with them, telling them about the dogs habits..


My favourite card verse has to be this one.. which I modify at times..

There I sat, alone and afraid,
You got a call and came right to my aid.
You bundled me up with blankets and love.
And, when I needed it most, you gave me a hug.

I learned that the world was not all that scary and cold.
That sometimes there is someone to have and to hold.
You taught me what love is, you helped me to mend.
You loved me and healed me and became my first friend.

And just when I thought you'd done all you do,
There came along not one new lesson, but two.
First you said, "Sweetheart, you're ready to go.
I've done all I can, and you've learned all I know."

Then you bundled me up with a blanket and kiss.
Along came a new family, they even have kids!
They took me to their home, forever to stay.
At first I thought you sent me away.

Then that second lesson became perfectly clear.
No matter how far, you will always be near.
And so, Foster Mum, you know I've moved on.
I have a new home, with toys and a lawn.

But I'll never forget what I learned that first day.
You never really give your fosters away.
You gave me these thoughts to remember you by.
We may never meet again, and now I know why.

You'll remember I lived with you for a time.
I may not be yours, but you'll always be mine.

- Author Unknown-

KAP said...

"Some Bunny Loves You" is my favorite sentiment but it is a little Easter-y. Oh well!

laurlynn said...

Hi, I don't have a blog, but I do have many favorite sentiments. The one I've been using lately is "If friends were flowers, I'd pick you."

mousekemom said...

Happy Birthday to your mom! My favorite sentiment is "It's not about counting the years, it's about making the years count."

April
Marion, IA, USA

Schokofee said...

Happy B-Day to your Mom.
My favourite card verse is in german "Der kürzeste Weg zwischen zwei Menschen ist das Lächeln" and means "The shortest way between two buddies is a smile"

You can see it on my flowercard:

http://francisdrake.de/portal/?q=node/1179

Angie C said...

Hope your mum has a great Birthday. I've put a link on my blog

Carol said...

Hi

Awsome goodies........


My favorite sentiment at the moment is

What greater thing is there for two human souls
than to feel that they are joined for life?

George Elliot

Hope you're mum has a brilliant birthday

Take care
Carol

Carol said...

Hi

WOW.....

My sentiment at present is

What greater thing is there for two human souls
than to feel that they are joined for life?

George Elliot

Hope your mum has a great birthday
Take care
Carol

Stampingcaz said...

WOW you and your mums blogs are stunning. Happy Birthday to her for the 6th! Its mine on the 12th so maybe the draw day will be good luck for me! Caz

kykyscrap said...

Hi!!
I haven't a "fave" card verse...So I've made some research and now I have one..and I will use it very soon on my cards :)
"Gratitude is the memory of the heart."Jean Baptiste Massieu
Wonderful for a thanks-card, don't you think?

hugs

Anonymous said...

Hello Trina
Greetings from Denmark. Happy birtday to your mom. Your blogg is very inspiring. Have a nice day
Tina Nielsen from Denmark

Gia Harvey said...

Great candy - have put a post on my blog.

http://harvey-gmpe.blogspot.com/

BJKK said...

I love your chickens! One of my favorite verses is from SU! "Stay at home, my heart, and rest; home-kept hearts are happiest."

Lil' ol' me said...

Fantastic blog and candy. Thank you so much.
My favourite verse at the moment is ''Your home just grew ...by two feet!'' This is such a cute verse to put on a new baby card.

Monica M said...

Hi! What a wonderful blogcandy and such fantastic cards you create!! Have no blog but vill fix one soon -nice way to communicate with others with the same interest. Well, I like sentiments a lot but it´s sometimes hard to translate from swedish without loosing the meaning. But this one works: "If flowers where friends I´d pick you!" That´s what I wrote on my friend´s birthdaycard - she´s got the same birthday as your mum!!

Nic said...

Just hopped over from your mums blog, arn't you both sweet to offer up candy.
I would have to say my fav verse is not so much for cards but for all stamp addicts.. sorry this is gonna be a bit long...
It all began with just one stamp and just one stamp pad too,
Of course, things didn't stay that way and shortly I had two.
These were quickly followed
by numbers three and four,
the craving had now started and
I wanted more and more.
A teeny winy flower set with lovely little rose,
the nicest little verse stamp, I must have one of those.
A couple of those flourish sets, a rollagraph or two,
and then another ink pad in a lovely shade of blue.
I really love those Tim stamps and the altered ones are nice,
I see that Penny Black has out some lovely little mice.
I think I'm now addicted, It started just last year,
now I can't pass a catalogue without a little peer.
And then I joined some forums, upon the internet,
from here I learned of other things I really need to get.
I want to try some brayering and mica powders too,
Stamping onto Dominoes, there’s lots of things to do.
My Other half is well bemused,
I don’t know how he puts up with me, as I produce, yet more stamped things,all keen for him to look and see.
And now I'm signed up for some swaps, that shouldn't be too hard,
until I cant find the right stamp,
while hunting for some card.
And so I go a searching, to see what I can find.
Feeding my addiction,
of the Rubbery Stamping kind.
Hope you and your mum have a fab day for her birthday :O)

Viv said...

Hi Trina. I've left a link to you on my blog. Hope your Mum's having a great day! Fab blog candy! Thanks for the chance.
http://craftinghaven.blogspot.com/2008/05/blog-candy-galore.html
Viv xx

Sarah said...

WOw! Yummo blog candy!! My favorite card verse is this one from Hambo Stamps. It says "If I'm not the queen, then how come my pantyhose say I am??" It's too cute! http://www.hambostamps.com/images/queensample2.jpg

Gem said...

Great blog candy up for grabs.
Have left a link on my blog to your candy

Katie said...

I've just 'discovered' your blog from your Mums. You have some wonderful work here and some great blog candy too!!!
I've left a link on my blog here. Hope you enjoyed your Mums' birthday celebrations!

Katie

Marge Robertson said...

Hi Trina,
Found you through another blog today. I have a May birthday too!
My favorite verse today is one I used on my MIL's Mom's Day card:
On this special day, the world should bloom in your honor!
Thanks for your blog candy offer & I hope your Mom's birthday is very special!
Marge

Kim Marie said...

My favorite sentiment to use is Gina K's "you make my soul bloom" but I also like "You are a blessing to me"....Happy bday to your mom!!
Kim Marie

Lene Hass said...

My favorite card verse is in Danish, but I can try to translate it.

You are not old
you have just been younger
longer than the rest of us.

I don't know if that make sense in english, but here it is.

Nice to watch your blog.

Doris said...

great giveaway! my favourite card verse is in Polish "witaj na świecie kruszynko!" which means "welcome on the world litle one!"

Sharon said...

Happy Birthday Ila. I've put a post on my blog & linked it to both of your blogs.
Thanks for the chance of winning this fab candy.
Sharon :-)x

Here is my blog.

Yosha said...

Happy Birthday to your mom! Hope she has a great day!

As for favourite sentiment I really like the Sweet Serendipity set by SU. The one that makes me smile each time is a Papertrey sentiment that says something like "a true father carries pictures where his money used to be"

http://www.papertreyink.com/stamps_fatherknowsbest.html

michelle said...

I don't really have a favorite verse but right now I seem to really like Happy bird-day. I use it a lot with these cute little bird stamps from verve visual.
Michelle
ip-michelle@hotmail.com

flati said...

Happy birthday to you'r mom!

Thats a very nice idea.... and a lovely blog-candy...
Thanks for the chance to win so lovely things

xxx Sonja

flatis Basteleien

Sonya R said...

Hope your Mom had a fantastic Birthday!
Love your work.

Nice said...

Thats a very nice idea! Now i make a link to/of/on (hmhmhmhmhmhm) my blog and than i can have everytime i want a look to yours *happydance*.

Inger Marie said...

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I love this card from Paperbag Studios :)
What a great blogcandy you have you are so nice :)

Have a lovely day!!

Hugs

Sammee said...

Wonderful blog candy. Hope Mum had a fantastic birthday.
Sam x

Nancy said...

I don't know how I missed this post in my Google Reader!

I'll post about it on my blog too!

Amy C said...

hi trina,

hApPy BeLaTeD bIrThDaY to your mom! as i write this, it is may 9th.

i'm a newbie to this whole cardmaking and visiting blog thing. and let me is it every addicting. i came across your site from nancy's creative mess. intriged by the concecpt of blog candy, i figure i try my first shot at it. whoever came up with this concept is awesome.

as i was saying, me newbie, so no site to publish/share your link. but i do have a sentiment to share with you which fall under your other condition to this blog candy.

my fave thus far is....

LIFE BRINGS SIMPLE PLEASURES TO US EVERYDAY. IT'S UP TO US TO MAKE THEM WONDERFUL MEMORIES.
--CATHY ALLEN--

i find that this sentiment fits many things and is versitile to many the reasons to give someone something special. thanks trina.

amy
a2755577@yahoo.com

Denise... said...

Zowie! That's amazing blog candy! Happy belated birthday to your mom!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing!

janet B
gladiola64@hotmail.com

Shannon said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom.

My favorite sentiment is 'thinking of you' as it so versatile for so many different types of events.

mountaingirl said...

Hi Trina. I'm so happy to find your blog. I've been lurking on Nancy's site and came here through her - of course, enticed by the blog candy! I LOVE your cards and will be a regular visitor now! As I'm kinda a newbie (who could really use some supplies - hint,hint..lol!) I don't have a blog. For my cards, I like to use poemsource.com for verses. P.S. I live in Calgary but was in Bienfait last year - have friends in Benson! Small world, eh?

Nixe07 said...

Wow, your blog is fantastic!!
and the blog candy is fabulous. Thank you so much for the chance to win :) I left a comment of your candy on my blog ...
Hugs, Moni

Hilmarose said...

Hope her birthday was a good one! I love any card sentiment that has to do with faith.

Mom to Deanna said...

Oh, Trina, how talented you are, must run in the family! Check out my blog to see my post too!

Jo said...

Fabulous candy on offer Trina. Have posted a link on my blog!

Heike said...

Thanks for the Chance, your works are Gorgeous.......i've left a link on my blog......

Nany said...

great way to celebrate...hope the big day was a great one....I'm gonna spread the word......

doni from israel said...

Thanks Trina for the blog candy. it's so nice of you and your mom to celebrate her birthday with such nice gifts to others. I think I am going to have to start a blog of my own. but haven't yet. My favorite saying is the one thing we miss so much "peace" (שלום)here in israel.
thanks again from israel
mekoopelet1@walla.com

Stephanie said...

Wow! What great blog candy! :D My favorite card is one that I just recently made. I love the simplicity of it. Here is the link:

http://stephsstampinstuff.blogspot.com/2008/05/no-stamping-on-white-card.html

Dorothy said...

Great Candy - I sure would like to win. I just love that man in the chair stamp! I just found your blog and I am so excited. I am subscribing! I love your work! Thanks for the chance to win.
Dorothy

Jennifer said...

Your cards are amazing. I've left a link on my blog to spread the word.
Jennifer
here