Thursday, February 22, 2007

1st Blog Candy

Ok, I'm jumping on the Blog Candy boat. Just tell me what your three favorite companies are aside from Stampin Up! and list an item of theirs that you love. Just leave your comment on this post. The deadline for posting will be 5:00pm on Sunday. I will post the winner by Monday Feb 26. Good luck!!!


Anonymous said...

Joann and Micheals when I can use a 50% off coupon and

Gina Wrona said... - cuttlebug embossing folers, of course! - giga & mega punches - all sizes & shapes, scalloped giga, mega, super jumbo punches

Gina Wrona

doverdi said...

I just discoverd your blog and will definately be back. Thanks for the blog candy. My 3 favorite companies aside from Stampin Up and an item of their that I like would be:

1. Stamping bella - love the bella stamps
2. Bazill Basic Paper - love the bazill cardstock.
3. Stampsmith - I love their photo stamps.

Jen del Muro (scs: genie1314) said...

impress rubber stamps:
their clear card boxes are awesome!!!

stamping bella:
who wouldn't love those gals
awesome deals on ribbon!!!!!

Lilian said...

1. gina k. designs (

2. stamping bella

3. amuse

Heather B said...

1) Gina K - All her stamps are great.
2) The Angel Company - Love their papers and stamps.
3)ProvoCraft - Love my bug!
Heather B

Nancy said...

In no particular order....
Hero Arts, Outlines Rubberstamps, Amuse.... and favourite thing of theirs??? DUH, the rubber LOL!

Cindy Keery said...

Hero Arts
A Muse

Thanks for offering this awesome blog candy!

Y said...

Wow! Nice Candy!

Stamping Bella, Micheals, (although haven't ordered anything yet...just browsed!)

Allison said...

I guess I should comment now (since I keep getting kicked off today...huh?). three faves of late are Cat's Pajamas (stamps for retro BGs), Stamping Bella ( me!) and Michaels (I am a sucker for a dollar stamp!)...have fun!

Dawn Mercedes said...

I like the Cuttlebug from Provocraft (though I don't have it).

I like the bella stamps from stampingbella (though I don't have any yet.)

I like the large punches from Marvy (and I do have one)!

I need the fun goodies here! I'm deprived! haha.

tyrymom29 said...

Creative memories-albums
Micheals- everything (we dont have one where i live so I buy lots when i go)
stampin bella-all the cute

Jessica (jessrose21) said...

1. Stampendous: their Fluffles line
2. Marvy: clever lever punches
3. Georgia-Pacific paper from Wal-mart: I use their white cardstock all the time. It's cheap so it doesn't matter how much I waste with experimenting!
Thanks for the generous drawing!

Creative Expressions by Stephanie said...

Stamping bella for bellas

michaels - cricut & tons of other stuff

dollar store - for all the neat rick rak you can buy!

Very nice give away thanks!

Heather said...

I love Michaels for Beads, stamps, and ribbon.

Roberts for cricut and supplies. I just wish I had one here and not just one by my moms home.


Heidi said...

First of all I would like to say congrats on your winning card! Have fun shopping with your winnings!

That being said, my favorite companies at this moment (and they change on a regular basis) are:

TAC: They have some really cute stamp sets! And you can't beat the price for unmounted!

Stamping Bella: I just recently became SweetHeidiBella! Right now I only have 2 of their stamps (gardenbella and cakeabella) but I have a feeling that it's not going to stop there!

Marvy: I love my scallop oval punch! I use it A LOT! It was a good investment and I would like to get more.

Thanks for the opportunity for the candy and it has been neat to read everyone elses fave companies!

laura j said...

Thanks for offering the blog candy.

1 - Stampers anonymous - love all of their stamps

2. Provocraft - Cuttlebug - great embossing folders

3 Tsukineko - inkpads are fabulous - versamagic, versamark, versafine....etc. etc.

mjb coffee said...

First, Thanks for sharing with us. Other places and/or products I like:
1. Provocraft - maker of my Cuttlebug
2. The Stamping Place -
Big Lake, MN
3.Hero Arts - stamps
4. Marvy - punches - wish they would make more of the scalloped punches, so I could buy some.

Anonymous said...

Stampa Barbara, my favorite, no longer in business. :( But the best artwork, some of my favorite stamp designs of all time. Love the pine bough stamp.
Hero Arts, good quality stamps, reasonable in price. A favorite is the fern set that I just bought recently.
QuicKutz, fun die cut shapes and alphas.

scrapstampindiva said...

here are my three favorite companies besides stampin' up!
1. Marvy Scalloped Punches
2. starlitstudio's amazing ribbon
3. Bella Stamps (don't have any yet, but I am so getting some)

that is some great blog candy - i love those michael's stamps!

Anonymous said...

Hi, my three favourite companies aside from Stampin Up are:

1. Stamping Bella- I love love love the stamps
2. Prima Marketing Inc- love the prima flowers
3. EK Success- love the corner adorner punches.

~Chantale L~

scrappin_mama said...

Creative Memories: I love the tape runner and paper cutter

Michaels and Hobby Lobby when I can use the coupons!! :)


foodpartyfun said...

Provo Craft - Love my Cuttlebug

Marvy - Large punches

Michael's Dollar Stamps - I am addicted to them.

Great Blog Candy!

Kelly Sampson AKA Emmiestamps said...

My three favs are
HM Stamps
Marvy Scalloped Punches

Jan Scholl said...

1-Bazzill Bling (
2-Tim Holtz distress stuff (
3-ribbons from Micheals-any and all

Cheryl said...

Gina K designs--the videos and stamps
Creative Memories--the cutting system
Ellison Design--the embossing plates
Thank you for an awesome giveaway.

dini said...

Right now...?! (awesome unmounted sets) (I need more watercolor stamps) (haven't ordered from them, but I love house mouse!)


scfranson said...

I like Inkadinkadoo, Addicted to Rubber Stamps for the variety they carry and Mouse House stamps. They are all so mcuh fun.
Claudia F.

Sarebear said...

Ebay, although I try to only use sellers with decent shipping fees. Sometimes, though, I'll pay more for shipping if it's a retired or a harder to find stamp . . . can't link to a specific, since the stock is always changing . . . .

Sunday International, for the Posh stamps . . . I've linked to where it shows many (but not all) of the Posh sets, where you can buy individual ones from the sets. They have more sets than this, though! The quality on these is EXCELLENT!

Starlit Studio for May Arts ribbon . . . okay so this is an ebay store, but I go there for ribbon, not stamps! EXCELLENT customer service and product.

Shadowcatcher said...

1. The Cat's Pajamas - love their cats and retro feel
2. Pink Cat Studio - love their cats and Asian images
3. Inky Antics - who can resist that pink martini girl or coffee girl?

Mary Campbell said...

WE-R-Memory Keepers - Crop-A-Dile

Marvy - Large Punches

Archiver's - Everything


PaperJody (SCS) said...

congrats on your VDay card! how fun to win! have fun shopping. :)
Love your heartfelt thanks card. I needed to make one today, so I borrowed your general idea and went with it (though I used Cameo Coral/Real Red/Old Olive/Close to Cocoa). :)
Now...for favorite companies.
I don't think this is what you were looking for....but I tried to think of what company, if they went out of business, would SO impact my crafting. :)
Glue Dots, can't live without them!
3M...same, they put my cards together for me and keep them in one piece!
Cropper Hopper, they make my life SO much more manageable (who can craft if you can't find your stuff!) :)
These three companies keep all my other stuff in place! LOL!
Thanks for the neat blog!

Robyn said...

Creative Memories-Albums

Bazzil Cardstock

and Prima flowers

Anonymous said...

I love the new GIGA punches, especially the oval, Michael's $1 stamps and Basic Grey papers. Or whoever will take the 50% off coupons!
Ilene B

Karen said...

LOVE your blog!
Apart from SU!, which I always come back to, and in no particular order, I love House Mouse stamps ( the style is completely out of character for me, but who can resist those wee mice?!), Basic Grey papers (just bought the Stella Ruby package today, yum!), and I adore Prima flowers! I also want a Cuttlebug, but our Michaels hasn't got any in yet (I'm in Canada, they treat us like a poor relation, LOL!)
This list may also change by tomorrow, but for today, this is it!

Desiree said...

1. Creating keepsakes.... I love to look at it for inspiration...
2 Bazill...their cardstock rocks
3. Marvy... their punches...

great candy... hope I win


Terry Molineux said...

It has to be cuttlebug....I love their 3 inch, folders and the flexibility to use other products with the cuttlebug machine. I do not have tons of money and this was the cheapest way to join in with you girls that have everything!!!

MiMi's Place said...

I like the Cuttlebug embossing folders, Whipper Snapper stamps, and stamps from Gina K. designs.

There are a whole lot more, too-
Nancy Clark