Sunday, April 8, 2007

DREAMY TREATS ALERT!

I am getting closer to my first milestone of 1,000 hits since I added the counter last Sunday. So, in order to say thank you to those who frequent my blog, I am posting my first ever Dreamy Treats giveaway! Just look at all these yummy candies!

The stamp set is from the 2007 Hero Arts collection, called Pots and Posies. The vertical Thank You stamp on the right is also from Hero Arts. I've also included a Spring paper pack from Petite Motifs and a package of cards and envelopes from Hero Arts. There are five different ribbons from May Arts, one yard each, 10 Prima flowers in pink and blue, and 5 acrylic mini clothes pins in various colors. I've also included a Marvy leaf punch and 20 scalloped circle punches. Ten are GIGA size, and ten are Mega size. There is also a package of Style Stone tags in the center, because I thought the picture needed something tall in the center. :-)

For your chance to win, all you have to do is comment to my question on this post. My question is, "Which stamp company is your all time favorite?" Please note that the answer must be a company that you can buy in a retail store, not a home based business. Please, only one comment per person.

Each subscriber who comments gets two chances to win. Those who are not subscribed only get one chance. The deadline is 9 pm (CST) Tuesday night. I will tally and announce the winner no later than 9 am Wednesday morning. Let's hope I've reached that 1,000 mark by then!

So......let me hear from you! After all, who wouldn't want to win these Dreamy Treats?

My sincere thanks for visiting my blog. Your comments are always appreciated and encouraged.








71 comments:

Jackie said...

Wow - those are really generous treats! My favorite stamp company really is Hero Arts - I don't have that set yet, though! I can't wait for their new catalog to come out every year and their new Spring Supplement is pretty good this year, too! Happy Easter :-)

Jessica (jessrose21) said...

What a wonderful collection of treats! My all-time favorite, that's a tough one, but lately I've been loving Inkadinkado. I love Penny Black and Stampendous, as well. Thanks!

Nancy said...

What a great piece of candy!!! WOW! I love images from Amuse, Hero Arts, Outlines, StampingBella, Impress.

Robb_eeie said...

Hi Michelle ~ your creations are beautiful~ I esp. love your Penny Black Lilly creation :) One of my favorite stamping collections currently, is by StampingBella, in Toronto, Canada. Can't seem to get enough of them, as they seem to capture my mood and character, along with a great sense of style.
Your Blog looks great:)

Allison said...

Great blog candy Michelle...those Hero Arts stamps are yummy. Right now I am waiting for my Papertrey Ink stamps to arrive but I am also partial to A*muse, Cat's Pajamas and those new flower stamps from Stampendous!

CAKVD said...

Those treats are dreamy! I have fallen in love with the Studio G stamps at Michaels. I like them because they are cute, clear, and cheap! I'm going to subscribe to your blog right now!
Cheryl KVD

Bonnie Weiss said...

Yummy treats, Michelle! My favourite stamp company (right now)would have to be Stampendous. Over the weekend, I found several of their stamps I am going to order (thanks to inspiration from blog's such as yours).

StampinGranny said...

I think my favorite would be a toss up between Penny Black and Hero Arts.

mjb coffee said...

I think Stampendous stamps are my favorite. Also like Hero Arts and Penny Black.

Anonymous said...

MMMM....great blog candy. I would have to say right now my favorite stamp company is Hero Arts but I also like Stampendous and Inkadinkado. TFS :o)

Cindy Coffman

Julie said...

Nice blog candy and great looking blog! I guess I would have to say Stamping Bella and Papertrey (they are the only retial company ones I own) but I do love them both!!

Heather Leech said...

Oh my...I have a few favorites that I have just started buying. I love the Inky Antics animals, StampingBella, PaperTrey, and Penny Black.
The blog candy looks excellent!!
Heather L.

Amy said...

Well, this is an easy one for me.....my very favorite stamp company these days is....HERO ARTS! They have some amazing stamps this season--I can't seem to get enough! And I don't have this set, so I want to win it! Thanks for the opportunity! I just found your blog through you visiting mine! I'll be visiting more often! Thanks!

Amy

L8ybug2 said...

Wow, what great candy! My favorite stamp company is Penny Black.

Marie said...

Yummy Treats!!!!

My favourite "Retail Stamp Company" is a toss up between Hero Arts and Autumn Leaves (I especially like the swirls set by Rhonna Farrer!).

Natasha said...

Wow! What a generous offering of treats!

My favorite company currently is gelatins, followed by Hero Arts. I like that Hero Arts has been going clear, brings the cost down. I love their images, but they are just not cost-effective :(

Amy said...

Oh, there is no way I can name just one. Penny Black, Stampendous, and A Muse are my general favorites. I really like Catslife Press, too, but in a more accent-y way.

scfranson said...

My favorite is Inkadinkado, for some reason when I love a stamp it turns out to be from their company.
Claudia F.

Patty said...

Hi, Allison just told me about your blog. Just added you onto my Google Reader. :)

My favorite stamp company is Paper Source. They have some nice fun stuff.

Dawn Mercedes said...

Yikes! What a fabulous lot of candies...looks awesome!

I really love the bellas...does that count? Probably not. The other stamps that I buy, at a store, would be the stuff in the Michael's $1 bins. When DD goes with me to the store, I let her pick out one for our stash! (don't know the company name, sorry.)

Diane said...

Wow! Great treat! This is my first visit to your blog but I will now be a frequent reader. Congratulations on your milestone!

My favorite company is Stampin Up. I was just introduced to paper trey and am going to look at their stamps as well.

Diane

dd2njoy said...

OMG...what an awesome treat package!!!! I've just subscribed to your blog. My favorite place for stamps would have to be Michael's,we don't have much where I live,the closest Michaels is 3 hrs away. Thanks for the chance to win BIG!!!

Susan H said...

Wow, great candy, and difficult question because I like a bunch of companies - I like Hero Arts and I just learned to do Art Impressions watercoloring so I'm kind of hooked on them right now! Next week it'll be something different!!

Peggy S said...

Fun blog candy! Right now I'm loving Penny Black -- love all the cute animal stamps they have. Also, got a very detailed flower stamp that I can't wait to use and try watercoloring! I love Penny Black stamps for using with pastel/blender, prismacolor/gamsol and watercoloring.

I would love to try PaperTreyInk stamps... one day .... :)

Lilian said...

most of my current stamps are from stampin up... but i love the new papertrey! =)

Jeff & DeAnna said...

Great give-away! Thanks for the chance to play!

I'd say my fav. retail company would be Stampendous.

annaed

Angel W said...

Fancy Pants has a stamp set that I LOVE. I don't have it yet, but it's my favorite one out there. But right now I can only drool over it.

Jackie said...

Wow, such wonderful treats! But, to be honest I buy most of my stamps from SU! only recently have I begun buying stamps from other companies. I think Stamping Bella is my favorite after SU! Thank you!

doverdi said...

I'm not sure that I even have a favorite stamp company. I like them all. lol Lately I've been drawn to Stamping Bella, Hampton Arts, Inkadinkado and I'm also leaning towards some Whippersnapper.

Cindy Keery said...

Hero Arts is one of my favorites! Your blog candy looks awesome!

Kristine said...

Great blog and blog candy. I would have to say my favourite at the moment is Stamping Bella.

Toni said...

Great candy!! I've always been a fan of Hero Arts. They are always up on the latest trends.

Shannon said...

Hmmm .. my favorite would have to be Penny Black.

Melanie aka Batgirl said...

I love the Bellas! and Memory box's Penguins! too cute!

Debbie said...

Penny Black stamps are my favorite. I love flower stamps, and they have so many beautiful, detailed flower stamps to choose from. Thank you.

Lynn said...

That candy looks SO yummy! Right now my favorite stamps are from PaperTrey Ink. I have all three of their sets & use them a lot.

kamstamper said...

This is an easy one for me! Hero Arts is one of my favorite stamp companies. Now that our LSS has closed, it's more difficult for me to find them, but it is my all time favorite.

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

What a lovely bunch of treats!! So dreamy!!! Aaahhh! I think my favourite stamps right now (today actually, because it changes daily...*haha*) are the Rhona Farrar swirly stamps!!

Bettina said...

What awesome candy! My favorite stamps are Hero Arts - love thier sentiments and flowers, and Penny Black - her images are comical and fun.

Diane said...

LOVE YOUR BLOG! So glad to have you back! It is really hard to pin down one stamp company (Love so many!) however; I really have always loved the whisical look of Muse.
Diane

Cheryl said...

I love the Penny Black stamps as I love the quotes on them. They are straight from the heart. Thanks for this awesome blog candy and let's hope I get to see it in person.
Cheryl

Regina Davis said...

I just stumbled onto your blog and immediately subscribed...even before I saw your awesome candy giveaway! My favorite stamp company would have to be Hero Arts.

Rochelle W said...

I would have to say that my favorite is "Viva Las Vegas" stamps. I like them because they are different.
Great give away too.

Angie said...

A few weeks ago I would have said hands down Hero Arts but I'm gotten the clear stamps bug and I'm in love with the Clear Stamps by Rhonna Farrer (Autumn Leaves).
Thanks!

donna g said...

Great little package! I love Hero Arts and Stampendous would slide in there at 2nd place for me. Great Blog!

tyrymom29 said...

IM new to the Stampin world and I love SU stamps ...What awsome Candy ...I would love to win this !!! TFS!!!

Mara said...

What wonderful blog candy! SO sweet of you!
Well Im really starting to like the acrylics that their puting out now, but still like Hero Arts.

Brenda Milam said...

Michelle,
Oooh! It is so hard to decide on my favorite stamp company but I think it will have to be Hero Arts! I love the stamps I have from them and find myself using them over and over. I also love Print Works. I have a lot of those and use them also.
I am loving your blog and the other bloggers I am finding through you!! Thanks!

jodene said...

I am new to the world of stamps.I get all my supplies from SU,yet from surfing through the blog world I would say my favorite would be stampinbellas and corduroy lion.

Cheryl K said...

Hi Michelle -

What great blog candy! My favorite company (that isn't SU) would have to be Inky Antics. I love their sets!

Thanks so much

Selina said...

What? Other companies other than SU have stamps? Hah! I guess I would have to say MissyB Designs right now since they are the only other non-SU stamps that I have. I do LOVE Alexa's set though and have had lots of fun with it.

Alex said...

Right I think my all time favourite so far as I haven't been stamping very long compared to some, has to be Stamping Bella at the moment, cause not allowed to say Stampin UP!!!!! now as I live in UK we do get all the big names but they are super expensive and we get them a lot later than you in the States and Canada

Nancy said...

Hello,
I love Fancy Pants stamps but I don't own any and I have some of the Paper Trey stamps on the way.
Thanks for asking,
Nancy Grant

Mes cartes said...

My all-time favorite has to be HERO ARTS! The versatility of these stamps is amazing.

JaneAnn said...

My favorite stamp company used to be PSX. Now that they are gone, Penny Black is my favorite because of the variety of stamps.

You are offering an amazing set of "Dreamy Treats." Thanks! Jane Ann

Miss Susie said...

For several years, Hero Arts have been my very favorite stamps, but I love Technique Tuesday's Clear Alphabet Stamps. You can SEE where you are stamping letters.

StampinLDRN said...

Fabulous treats! I would say that my favorite stamp company is Hero Arts. I have just recently become passionate about stamping and the most stamps that I have are not retail stamps but from StampinUp! I love to stamp.

Jan Scholl said...

My favorite is Penny Black with Magenta running a close second. I really like Penny Black,s flowers and Magenta'as cats-especially the silly ones at Halloween (which I have heard are discontinued). If I could only buy one type of stamp, it would be cats.

LindaB said...

I love the new Happy Hoppers by House Mouse. And your goodies are scrumptious! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Hi, Michelle! Miss seeing you at your store. Hey, I'm trying to diet, but candy like yours doesn't put on the pounds! I like a lot of companies....Savy Stamps, Hero Arts and lots of others!
Dr. P

Linda Shaw said...

Hi Michelle, love your blog & your talented creations. My favorite stamp company, hmmm...I'm having a hard time choosing between Hero Arts & Stampendous. Can I PLEASE pick them both:) Thanks for offering blog candy.
Linda SS

lsu said...

Hmmm...hard question! I would have to say my favorite stamp company right now is Cat's Pajama's or StampingBella. For acrylic stamps it is hands down Close to My Heart...LOVE THEM!! I hope I get that candy...yummy, yummy!!

MyRDreams said...

I'm glad to see you here.

I would have to say Hero Arts is probably my all time favorite stamp company, because of it's consistant product and designs. How can you not like them?!?! Other companies have "hit and misses", but Hero is seems to always be on top of their game.

Kris Hankins

foodpartyfun said...

I would have to say the Studio G clear stamps at Michael's have become my favorite recently. You can't beat the price! Thanks for a chance to win some awesome, great, wonderful...Dreamy Treats!

Pat

jeanna said...

Hmmm - I am just starting to venture outside of SU, but I think it is Stampabilities that makes all the Peanuts/Snoopy stamps so I guess that would be my fave.

Riza Almanza said...

My all time favorite is A Muse. Their stamps are really cute! Thanks for an opportunity to win some blog candy's!

Vicki said...

I gotta comment here!! Great blog and congrats on your hits!! I'd have to certainly say Hero Arts is a great one for me to pick up from time to time! Thanks for sharing!!

k.m. said...

The new Papertrey acrylic stamps are a new favorite.......also like Penny Black & Hero Arts!!! It's soooo hard to choose one!! Just stumbled onto your site...will be checking back in often.
Yummy blog candy!

Pat said...

Hello, what great treats are you are going to share!! I love the Stampingbella's and the Hero arts...

Your blog is wonderful!!!!


Pat

Anonymous said...

Wow,here in Canada I would say my favorite would be All-Night Media

Penny Hanuszak said...

Hi Michelle. Thanks for an opportunity to win your wonderful display of blog candy...... looks so exciting. Also congrats on your 1000 hit. I know how exciting that can be! My favourite stamp set company is one in the North West called "Great Expressions". I love their Christmas and special Occasion stamps.....they're so awesome. They also have a great collection of vintage. I normally buy from an outlet called Stamp-A-Doodle located in Bellingham Washington.