Sunday, November 25, 2007

BLOG CANDY!!



I'm overdue on offering free BLOG CANDY! The holidays are making the days pass quickly, so please forgive my delay. This candy is a new copy of "Card Creations", which I use over and over. It includes samples and sketches of cards for all occasions. It will be helpful when making your holiday cards. The way to be included in the drawing is to leave me a comment telling me about your favorite family holiday tradition. I'm going to need some ideas to start a new year, so I want to hear your feedback. Post a comment and description of your favorite family holiday tradition and I'll add your name to the drawing. And, if you link to my blog, you'll get 5 extra chances to win the drawing. You have to let me know in the comments that you linked to my blog. I'll leave this open for one week and draw a lucky name on Sunday, December 2. Let the posting begin!

Thanks-
Leslie

63 comments:

Nancy said...

This is a magazine I've never seen before. Of course, I won't win as I'm #1 and #1 hardly ever gets chosen, but I'll give it a shot anyway!

I added it to My Blog
too... at least a few more ways to try to win!

Love your blog, Leslie!

Jackie said...

Oh, pick me, please! I can't find that magazine anywhere here and I *need* it!! I added it to my blog, too.

ckemling said...

What a beautiful site! Thank you for sharing! I do not have a blog, but love checking out them all out.

Janet B said...

I love your blog. Thanks for sharing all your creations. AS for traditions--one we have is fairly new. My boys are definitely teens and don't do the cuddle thing on Christmas EVE, so every year I buy a couple of Christmas movies--new ones, old ones,--and we sit and laugh and enjoy the movies together. It's our way of spending some family time, doing something that all of us can enjoy. This year we're going to do that with our big extended family--all 15 of us--and it's a tradition that can work with all ages too!

gladiola64@hotmail.com

Cheryl said...

Boy, do I ever need this mag. Thanks for the chance to get it!! Our family tradition started with my grandfather, who always made us his oyster stew on Christmas eve. It was the best ever served with the little oyster crackers. Now we make his recipe and fondly remember Grandpa and his oyster stew while we enjoy ours (which dosn't taste nearly as good).
Cheryl sims

foodpartyfun said...

Our family tradition is that after attending church together on Christmas Eve we come back to our home and have a Happy Birthday, Jesus party...complete with a bithday cake, lots of laughter, food and good times. Thanks for sharing an awesome Blog Candy!

Pat

Card Creativity said...

very cool blog candy!!!!pick me

Gina Wrona said...

Thanks! Sorry, I don't have a blog to link, but I did forward your email feed to my friends.

As long as we have little ones that believe in Santa, one of the adults puts on the red suit and brings 1 gift to each of the kids on Christmas Eve. Our youngest are 8 and 2 so until the last one doesn't believe this is a Christmas Eve tradition.

Cindy Vernon said...

Great win! I will be adding you to my blog as soon as I leave your site. OUr holiday traditions are simple. We have our big family meal on Christmas Eve with a traditional turkey dinner and open presents, watch sports and take a nap on Christmas Day.

Melissa said...

Woo-hoo!

My favorite tradition is putting up the tree. My husbands really dislikes the whole season so I end up doing it alone, but that's ok! I have to keep working at it so that I get it just right anyway!

I added a link to your blog here: http://princessmsk.blogspot.com/2007/11/check-it-out.html

Many Blessings,
Melissa

Carol Weimer said...

Just found your site, thanks to Nancy's Creative Mess and her site link. Would love to mention a link on my blog but don't know how to do it...
My favorite holiday tradition is the ornament exchange I do with my sisters. It is so much fun trying to choose just the right one for each of my four sisters.
I'll check back often...and attempt to connect you to my blog and mention your latest blog candy.

dd2njoy said...

Awesome candy,looks like a great magazine,thanks at a chance to win it!! My favorite tradition we started 2 yrs ago is to pick a name in the tree at walmart for a needy child,actually we just finished wrapping them up and we've picked up 2 names this year.
Since we have no children we love to help the needy families in our community!!

Cathy said...

Wow your blog candy is SWEET! I sure could you this magazine. I love making cards and this magazine cover looks like it would very inspirational. One of our traditions is to get together and make a night of driving around to see all the lighting displays around town. The kids just love it.
No blog here....just a blug surfer.
Thanks for a chance.
cmeyers@hughes.net

Tracy said...

I love the card creations mag. My fav family tradition is making shrimp dip. It is something that my grandmother used to do every christmas and now that she is gone when I make it, it reminds us all of how special she was!

Carol Weimer said...

I DID IT!! I figured out how to add you as a link...so you are officially noted in my blog.

Lilian said...

i also love this magazine! thank you for sharing one with us! :)

our holiday tradition is going to christmas eve worship. it's a wonderful time to celebrate the birth of Jesus with friends and family.

scfranson said...

You have a wonderful blog. One of our favorite traditions is when each one of us buys the others one or two stocking stuffer gifts and we wrap them and put them in each others stocking and we open them Christmas Eve.
scfranson@charter.net

Linda said...

Getting together with family on Christmas Eve and playing board games with the children is our favorite tradition.
Thanks for the opportunity to win a great magazine.
Linda Peterson
craftylin1968@aol.com

Brenmarie said...

Oh my sure could use some ideas. I have to make so many cards and I don't like making two that are the same. Great blog candy!

Brenmarie said...

opps forgot to add my favorite tradition. Mine is opening gift Christmas Eve. It's the only day that are whole family is in the house by 7pm. I just love all the Christmas fun and sharing it with the family is so much fun!

CAKVD said...

Awesome prize!! I love to decorate the Christmas tree as a family, then gather around it for a family photo (cat included!)
Thanks!
Cheryl KVD

Linda SS said...

I have one of the Card Creation magazines & they are loaded with great ideas and fabulous cards so I'd LOVE to win this issue. My favorite tradition has been past down thru the generations of my Italian family. We have a recipe for an Italian cookie Scalletti that I used to help my grandmother make when I was young. Now my own daughter & granddaughter are helping my mother and myself make them every year.

Meredith said...

You have a great blog! On Christmas Eve, I let me kids open one present before going to bed, but the catch is that I hide it and they have to find it. The present is always new Christmas pj's (so they look good for their Christmas morning pics). They have a great time doing this! I've linked your blog on mine stampin4mysanity.blogspot.com

Pat S. said...

Hi Leslie!
That looks like a great magazine! Thank you for the chance to win a copy!

My favorite holiday tradition (before all the kids grew up) was each person opening one gift before going to bed on Christmas Eve. We got to pick out which one we wanted to open...but only one. Of course, it would be from someone in the family cause Santa had not come yet :)

I don't have a blog, or I would certainly add a link to yours!

Jan Scholl said...

this magazine is hard to find especially the first issues. not many stamp magazines left ont he market now.

mara g said...

What a beautiful site! Thank you for sharing! I do not have a blog, but love checking out them all out.

Denise... said...

You are now on my blog roll! I would love this magazine!

Etha said...

Oh I wanna play :)
We do european Christmas Eve opening of the presents. My favorite tradition is to drink hot chocolate (bit spiced for the adults) in the hour before :)

Shirley said...

Wow- what a great Blog Drawing. My favorite family tradition is to take turns, one by one, opening our Christmas gifts so that we can see everyone received and appreciate our time together.

Momsnack said...

When my kids were young, they all got new Christmas pajamas and opened them Christmas Eve.
NancyS (momsnack)

Elaine said...

I would love to win this mag!! What a handy reference piece at this time of year! I'll also link back!

Mary Campbell said...

Great blog candy, thanks for sharing. My favorite tradition for Christmas is gathering at my mom's house with my 5 brothers and 2 sisters and all of their families and eating and opening presents. We are all talking ane laughing and we can get pretty loud but we all love the time together. Mary Campbell
jjjcamp@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

just found your blog today -love your work! thanks for giving us a chance to win a great magazine too. It's so hard to pick just one tradition as my favorite but I would have to say it is making cookies and candies with my daughters that we package up and give to the neighbors. Every year we make my yummy peanut butter fudge and we always have to make pralines as well.
kim

Michelle said...

Found you through Simply Pink.
I have also linked you to my blog.
http://comestampwithme.blogspot.com/2007/11/wow-check-out-this-blog-candy.html
FABULOUS candy!

Angel Wilde said...

I'll be linking to you as soon as I have commented. I enjoy our Christmas eve tradition of eating dinner and playing games.Then we beg hubby to let us open one present. He finally relents and we open a present from an out of town relative. :-)

margaret said...

Favorite family tradition: soup for dinner on Christmas eve. From something very humble to the feast of Christmas day.

Great blog candy. I don't currently have a blog to link to, but I'm hoping in the new year.

Dorothy said...

WOW - great blog candy - sure would love to get a peek inside that magazine. Thanks for the chance to win it.
Dorothy

Amy said...

What a great giveaway! I'd love this magazine. I always enjoy your blog and appreciate your chance to win. I'll be posting a link on my blog today.

My favorite tradition? I guess being at my gramma's on Christmas eve and opening presents from her and my doing a cousin gift exchange. Oh, and Christmas morning opening my stocking is my favorite thing! But, this year my baby is old enough to enjoy Christmas and I expect my traditions are changing!!

crazy4mycrafts said...

Ooooh! I love these books!! They are great! Thanks for the chance to win! My favorite holiday tradition is to go cut our tree down (Yes, I said CUT) at a Christmas tree farm... We have done it every year for I don't know how long! I keep entertaining the idea to use an artificial tree, but the real ones smell so good!

Lori said...

Pick me! Pick me! :) I've never seen this magazine before.
We have some pretty simple traditions. The kids and I bake sugar cookies & decorating them and we set cookies and milk out for Santa on Christmas Eve before they go to bed. We also like to sprinkle some oats outside for the reindeer.
The kids also get to open one present on Christmas Even, which is always a new pair of jammies.
Christmas morning is always at home for our immediate family. We first go for the stockings and then leisurely let the kids open their gifts. Sometimes they like to play with something before moving on. We always have cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning, too.
Oh yea, I also get each of the kids a new ornament every year. Now that they're getting older, they sometimes pick it out themselves. Otherwise I pick something that has something to do with their interests that year.
Wow! I didn't realize we did so much. :)

Alison Molumby said...

I love baking cookies with my girls. We make basically the same variety of 4 or 5 recipes every year, then we bring a big tray of them to my parents' house to share on Christmas Day.

primitiveseasons said...

We make a ritual of setting up our nativity set. My parents gave it to us the first christmas we were married, 40 years ago.
Mary Puskar

Til said...

Our family tradition that we started with our girls 18 years ago and STILL do it....We make a Birthday Cake for Jesus and sing Happy Birthday to Him after Christmas dinner! The girls (both mentally challenged, make the batter, bake and frost the cake & put decorations on it. It is a tradition they look forward to every year and ask if I bought the cake mix the beginning of December! LOL!!!

This looks like a great magazine! Thank you for offering a chance to win it! Merry Christmas!

Til said...

Forgot to add I linked your blog!

http://raggedydayz.blogspot.com/

Bluemoon said...

I've added you to my blog, please enter me for the drawing of your magazine. I'd luv to see it!! Thanks for the chance. One of my favourite things to still do at Christmas time, even though we are all ahem...older ... I love the fun of our Christmas stockings. I've been filling my parents for 30 years now, such fun ... it's the little things I love the most.

Greta said...

i am not sure if i have ever seen that card down here in my neck of the woods...will have to keep my eyes out

Rachel R said...

My fav family tradition we have been doing ever since I can remember! Every year, when we decorate our Christmas tree, we drink egg nog and eat butter cookies from a can. (You know, those little ones that are in different shapes in the pretty cans.) Even though my siblings and I are all grown up, we still ask mom for them each year. It's not "Christmas" without having egg nog and cookies when we decorate!!!

Wanda. said...

My favorite holiday tradition is on the afternoon/evening of Christmas day and just settling back and watching movies and relaxing.

I've added your link to my blog!

Gerriann said...

Love the magazine! I added you to my blog! Thanks! Traditions- we go to the candle light service at church and then out to a local all night restaurant/truck stop for breakfast to welcome the new day and celebrate family and the Christ child! Thanks for the opportunity!

Lori Quint said...

We go to the candlelight service at our church on Christmas Eve, mostly because the whole family is a part of it! then we go home and open our presents. we Even get to sleep in on Christmas day! All the kids are mostly grown uop so the morning of Christmas is just that... a time of togetherness, instead of commercialism!

Brenda said...

How nice of you!

No matter what, we ALWAYS manage to make Gram's sugar cookies and let the kids "decorate" them with royal icing and sugars and sprinkles and everything else. It makes SUCH a mess but we can't imagine a Christmas without a bell shaped cookie piled with three inches of green sugar or a sleigh shape with one silver dragee placed exactly in the center or a mitten cookie "piped" with blobs of icing and different colored sanding sugar on each blob. Many of the cookies get scraped by a grownup before being eaten but they are one of the most important parts of our holidays. Even in years when time was short we would stay up late making and baking the cookies so the little ones could have their fun the next day.

To all, a blessed season!

Stephanie Earls said...

Great blog candy!
Our family tradition is Christmas Eve at my mom's. There are so many of us now and we have had to squeeze into her small house for the last few years. We live next door to my mom. This year, my husband built us a 30 X 30 building for our family gatherings with a 14 foot dining(craft)table for the adults and we have two small children's art tables for the kids. It was not quite done for Thanksgiving but we used it anyway. I can't wait to spread out our Christmas dinner this year. As a side note: www.govdeals.com is a great place to find government surplus and school furniture. It's where we got all of the children's art tables and chairs from a school in a neighboring town. They sell everything you can imagine and it's city, town, state and federal government surplus or confiscated property. I found out about them when I worked for the city and we posted police cars and confiscated things with them.

tammy b said...

i have to say, that my favorite tradition is STILL decorating the tree. now that i have a family of my own, it's so much fun to see the progression of the height of the ornaments on the tree! i love looking at each and every ornament and remembering who/what/where/when/why. some are more poignant than others, but they all have a story and i remember each and every one! hmmm, that would make a great scrapbook!

Donna said...

great blog candy! It's my DMIL's tradition, but I will continue it when we start a family-making a birthday cake for Jesus & singing Happy Birthday at Christmas. She even has a plastic nativity scene that goes on the cake to commemorate His Birth.

Linked to my blog here
Leslie’s Blog Candy

SmilynStef said...

We always watch "Home for the Holidays" and the Best of Saturday Night Live Christmas each year.

*Jana* said...
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*Jana* said...

I really enjoy your blog, Leslie. I love this magazine but can't find it here on the island.

Our favorite family tradition for the holidays is to invite all the single Coasties or those away from family, over for Christmas supper. It is so much fun.

I have linked to your blog. www.stampingeek.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

What great blog candy, I love new ideas :)

For a new tradition, we have started to let our kids open the present form each of them to the others. They have alot of fun picking things for the others.

Thanks for a chance to win.

TanyaS.

Anne said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win this great blog candy.

One of my favorite Christmas traditions in my family is going to the Christmas Eve worship service together then coming home to set up Santa's snack--a few Eggnog cookies and some milk.

JoAnna said...

One of our family traditions, is that we make Christmas cookies every year and we get to eat as many as we want, hehehe.

I am also linking you to my blog right now. Thank you for the opportunity and chance to win.

http://joannacraftykid.blogspot.com

JoAnna

Velta said...

On Thanksgiving day, our family decides on a new Advent Calendar for the Christmas to come. We all decide on the design and we each pitch in and make the calendar before December 1st. It's always fun because of the different ideas and the kids just love it. Thanks for the chance on the blog candy :)

Juliet A said...

When our children were little, my husband would read "the Night before Christmas" to them, then they would set out milk and cookies and climb into bed. Now that they are a little bit older, They prefer "The boy who didn't believe in Santa Claus" by Ogden Nash, and Santa is likely to get a drink with rum in it instead of milk.

tyrymom29 said...

Great Candy !!! Fav xmas tradition for me would be ...supper at my parents house on the 25 I would never miss it for anything !!!!!!!