Saturday, November 28, 2009

These are a few of my favorite things...

Blogs and stores and candy, OH MY!!!

Hi there! Today I wanted to share some awesome and uber talented people and their blogs with you! These ladies have been HUGE inspirations to me through their blogs and their stores/inventions. Most of these I've found through my college friend, Kristine of Ink Something. Because of her encouragement, I've been able to break out of my tiny little world of Topeka, KS and venture all over the world with my love for stamping! I've gotten so many ideas and so much encouragement from her. Re-connecting with her has been such a wonderful blessing! Thanks, Kris!

Now, on to the SHOUT-OUTS!
Please take the time to visit these sites this week. You will be so happy you did!

Kristine of Ink Something Awesome friend, crafting mentor and also a DT sister at Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge Blog You will LOVE her! She's truly wonderful!

Kelly of KL Stampin N Scrappin Store and KL Stampin N Scrappin Blog She's a sweetheart with a huge heart and awesomly talented, too! Her DT is awesome and they have fun challenges every month, too!

Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge Blog and my lovely DT sisters, who are becoming more than just DT sisters, they are becoming great friends as well. We have new challenges each Sunday, so join us! It's so much fun! Each of these ladies bring a different style and inspiration to the table each week and it's awesome to see how such different people come together with one common goal, sharing Christ through their stamping.

Kathy of Winter Creations by Kathy Winter
Peggusue of Roses by my Window
Pamela of Pamela's World of Scrap
Randi of Randi's A New Creation
Ceal of Simply Beautiful
Lisa of The Craft's Meow
Candace of Candid Candace
Laurie of Ministering Hands...Loving Hearts

Suzanne Dean of Scrap Bitz um, BOW EASY! It IS so easy! Suzanne sent me one of these early on in my blogging career and I'm so thankful she did! I've been able to make stunning bows for various projects because of her generosity! She's super talented and updates her blog daily with new and exciting cards & projects!

Sparkle of Sparkle Creations Another sweetheart! Her style is fun, too! She's one of the first I became acquainted with on blogging and I've been a fan ever since!

Cheryl of Cottage Creations My New York friend who makes the most beautiful Christmas cards ever! She is the first person I won "Blog Candy" from and she sent me a Magnolia stamp as well as a stunning Christmas card!

Carolina of Carolina's Creative Pad Very unique style with lots of fun tutorials!

Diana Crick with Magnolia-Licious and Scor-Pal Diana created the Scor-Pal, which has become one of my best friends EVER! I use it to make the perfect scores on all my cards and projects. It makes it EASY!

Magnolia-licious Highlights Blog This is another challenge blog I like to visit. Their DT is awesome and they have fun challenges every month, too.

I also mentioned CANDY! I'll randomly choose a winner on December 1st so you have until November 30th to enter!

Here's what will get you into the drawing:

1) Visit the sites mentioned above and leave a comment on my post to tell me something from one of the blogs that inspired you
2) Become a follower of my blog
3) Post a link to this post on your blog,

What to know what you're playing for?
INDIVIDUAL IMMUNITY!!! No, wait, that's reality TV...

How about a brand new "Waiting Tilda" Magnolia stamp and a surprise stamp from High Hopes donated by the wonderful Kelly of KL Stampin N Scrappin Store AND some stamped images and some embellishments! Whatever fun stuff I can fit into the package I have!

Join the fun and get some inspiration as well as the chance to win some fun stuff!!!



Kristine said...

Helen... YOU are an absolute SWEETHEART!! :) Love your fun side (Individual Immunity... CRACKED ME UP!) and you're sentimental side. I'm so glad we're friends and have stamping in common! I will post a link to this on my blog today! :) Thanks for the shout out!!


Jacilynn said...

Hi Helen. How sweet to spotlight your favorite blogs. most of these I know well. Sparkle is a sweet friend and I know what a great person Kelley is. Glad to follow your blog and link up your candy!

Kelly - KL Stampin N Scrappin said...

How sweet of you, Helen!! I will link your post to my personal blog and try and get some more friends to stop on by. :) I got my new HH stamps today, so I will have one (or two so you can save one for yourself) on the way by tomorrow a.m. Hugs, Kelly :)

Laura - Layers of Color said...

Thank you, Helen for all the work you put into this for us and your friends, so sweet. Your friends are blessed by you! I came over from Kristine's blog and I'll enjoy visiting all these wonderful stops in blogland.

Many joyous blessings in return!

Natalie said...

Looking forward to checking out these blogs!! Thanks for sharing!! I'm here because of the shout out you got over at Kristines' blog. Don't ya love her new look!! So cute! Have a wonderful weekend and God bless!

Annelies said...

What better thing can you do on a Sunday afternoon when the weather's bad than to browse through some great blogs! Thanks for these links, I've discovered some amazing inspiration sources! I especially like the colouring job of Cheryl (of Cottage Creations). I have so much difficulties with this and she does it perfect.
I've become a follower and I've put a link in my sidebar . Thanks for a chance to win! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Carolina said...

Helen thanks you so much for taking the time to visit my blog and for the shout-out on very sweet of you! Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

megline said...

They all have beautiful blog but when I am looking for an idea I go to "cottage creations". The cards are beautiful and the coloring amazing. I will post a link in my blog.
Hugs, Line

Ceal said...

great blogs...I always browse them from time to time for some great inspiration

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Oh it's so hard to choose just one blog for inspiration. I've been a Suzanne Dean lover for a while now & she inspires me every single time I visit her blog (which is daily).
But each one of these fabulous blogs has tidbits of inspiration flowing through them.
Thank you for the opportunity to win such delish candy. I am now a follower & posted your candy on my blog sidebar.
Thanks again!
Huggies ~
Sharron ♥