Thursday, December 1, 2011

Celebrating with some Christmas Candy!!


I was thrilled when Karen at Your Next Stamp approached me over the summer to create a winter themed gift set for Staedtler using their products and YNS images.  I wasn't sure I would be able to color without my Copics, but I was willing to give it a shot.  I used a combination of Staedtler Watercolor pencils, Fineliner pens and Markers to color one of my favorite images from YNS, Tabogganing Ellie.

And can you believe it?!?!  Staedtler is now using my creations in their winter promotional ad's in craft magazines across the country!!  Accckkk!!  I was so excited a few weeks ago when I realized that the ad's were probably starting to show up in magazines on newsstands that I rushed down to my local craft store and thumbed through the December 2011 issue of Crafts 'n Things magazine until I found the ad!!

The kids and I were squealing and giggling in the aisle of the store!!  :)   I then spent the better part of the afternoon trying to convince Nathan that the lady they used in the ad didn't steal Mommy's project!!  ROTFL!!



So to celebrate I'm giving away some Christmas Blog Candy to one of sweet followers & friends.


Here's how to be eligible to win:

*  Be a follower.  If you aren't a follower already, I'd love for you become one...this is for my friends.
*  Add your name to the InLinkz list at the bottom of this post.

Now it would be really sweet if you would promote my blog candy by putting it on the sidebar of your blog and linking it back to my blog....but it's not a requirement to win.  :)  

And all of my followers are eligible where ever in the world you may live!!  :)  I will ship the package at my own expense, however I cannot cover any custom fees.  Sorry!!  :(

I'll draw and announce the winner on January 2nd, 2012!!

Candy Includes:
Penny Black  - Good Game wood mount rubber stamp
SCACD - Sweet Mischief Peeker
MTF - Sentimental About Christmas Stamp Set
Clear Art Stamps - Little St. Nick
Martha Stewart Glitter Set
PaperTrey Ink - Green Tea Leaves 8x8 Paper Pack
5 Yards of Yellow Divine Twine 
Assortment of Glittered YNS Skittles
(1) Package of 10 Staedtler Markers

Okay...that's it.  I just want to say, "Thanks" to everyone who visits me for your support, encouragement and friendship!!  You guys are the BESTEST and I wish I could reach out and give you all a BIG hug!!

76 comments:

LaJanette said...

Oh MY GOSH! How super duper exciting! So happy for you. I would think this has you smiling and feeling light on your feet for some time:0)

Thanks for the chance at this fab candy. I will be #1. I know it is not likely to win but who cares! I will post your pic on my sidebar:0)

Hugs;
Janette

Sharon said...

Hiya Wendy, love the new pic by the way! What gorgeous Candy. Thanks for the opportunity, this would be a wonderful belated Christmas gift. I've been a follower for a while and will advertise on my blog. Good luck to all, hugs Sharon

Naomi said...

Oh, WOW, your gift set is STUNNING! What a beautiful ad! You did an AMAZING job!

Tina said...

lovely giveaway...already a follower and i just love your blog...thanks for the chance to win

Tina

Martinas Welt said...

Oh my God...what a fanatstic Candy! I am already a Follower and have put your Candy in my sidebar Wendy! Thanks for this great offer!
Martina

Marika said...

Good Morning

Wow, what a nice candy giveaway. I have started to follow you today, but I really like what I am seeing.

Thank you and have a wonderful day.
Marika

Linda Carson said...

Congratulations on your published artwork! Too exciting! Your work should be published! You have a fabulous style!

Isha said...

Congrats on getting published. I love coloring and this is such a wonderful candy to win. Thanks for a chance.

Mary J said...

How exciting Wendy! Congrats honey, but of course I'm not surprised you've been published with your huge talent!

Put it in my side bar too! Thx for the chance of winning!

Ann Marie Governale said...

Great candy. I will post on my sidebar, too. Thanks so much!

angelique (anlou) said...

hiya sweetie
wow congratulations sweetie
but you urn it hunni
to bad they don't sell this here.
thank you so much for a chance to win this super amazing candy hunni
it's already linked on my blog sweetie
hugs angelique

Karen (Your Next Stamp) said...

I'm so glad you found the ad!!! YIPPEE!!! You're so awesome!!! Super big hugs!!!
Karen
xo

My Handmade Expressions said...

Dear Wendy,
I'm so super excited for you! You deserve that and more because your artwork is just so beautiful... so perfect.
Love,
Paola
P.S. I hope we can meet again some time and have our kids play together while we have some fun coloring and "crafting".

Frea said...

Hi Wendy, wow hun you must be so proud that Staedler is using your images for promotion! I would be LOL!! And of course I will promote your candy; putting it up right now! Lucky me, at least I wasn't no. 13 haha! Hugs, Frea

Kerri said...

What an adorable set! Congrats on the ad~that is so cool!!!

~Jeri~ said...

How awesome Wendy!!!! I need that magazine with a new autograph! :) I posted your candy on my blog :)

Harriet Hensley said...

Awesome Christmas Candy that I would be thrilled to win.... going to link it on my blog now.... Thanks for the opportunity....

Betsy said...

Congrats! Must be so cool to see your creations in print!!!

Good Kardma by Jules said...

Congrats on the ad! Love your projects and always find inspiration in your coloring skills. Thanks for the chance to win!

Denise Marzec said...

Wow, girl!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Anonymous said...

Awaiting more posts!

Shelby Goolsby said...

OMG, I am so happy for you my friend!! I am so excited you would think it was my project. It is absolutely adorable and it just proves you can color in any medium. Big Air Hugs to you!!

Ardilla said...

Congrats, Wendy!
I'm happy for you... that´s great!!!! Your children are right on being proud of their mum :)

Thanks for the chance, crossing my fingers!!!

Suzanne :O ) said...

congratulations, what a huge accomplishment for you!

Edel said...

Lovely giveaway, dear! Thank you a LOT for a chance to win!)
I`m your follower and put the link on the sidebar!
http://edelmiracle.blogspot.com/

Annette said...

I am a new follower...I always look through someones blog before I follow them and I must say I so love your creative ideas... Looking forward to stopping by every now and then...

Thanks for the fun giveaway.. Happy Friday..

Chrissy D said...

Thank you for the chance to win!!! Hope you have a great weekend, Wendy!

riliska said...

Fantastic candy! Thanks for the chance! Love the stamps a lot!
I am a follower.
I linked it on sidebar
http://riliska.blogspot.com/
Hugs. Riliska

Carole RB said...

Thanks a bunch for the opportunity to win this super blog candy.

Have a great week!

Susan said...

Congratulations on being published. How exciting!!! Thanks for a chance at the great blog candy.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Great news for you! And they are lovely images. thanks for a chance to win too! I do follow and it's on my sidebar.

Ladybug said...

Congrats on the publishing of your work! Thanks for the great blog candy.

MaryAnn said...

Congrat's ...I love that stamp. I have it and used it on my Christmas cards. Beautiful ad, your projects are beautiful.

Oma said...

Congrats on having your projects and card used in the ad! Wow! I would have been jumping up and down with joy! I am a follower now and would love to win!

Angel said...

wow, congrats to you! and awesome candy! i'm now a follower!

Vaktmästarn said...

Just found your blog thanks to your candy offer. I browsed a little and I really like what you do, so I have become a follower.

Outi xxx
http://pappersgalen.blogspot.com/

Trisha said...

What an honor for you to have your beautiful work in a magazine. You must be thrilled. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome candy. I am a new follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Jane said...

I check your posts every day but am not signed up. Not sure how to do that. I love the snowman--I also have this stamp. What is the shimmer??

Darlene Gabriel said...

This is my first visit to your blog and I love what I'm seeing. I have now subscribed to your blog and will be visiting often. Congratulations on being published in a magazine. How exciting. Thank you for offering this blog candy. I don't have a blog unfortunately.

Janja said...

Great candy! Thanks for a chance to win.
I want to thank you - great bloggers to give us guideliness and show such great cards. I really like your blog, even if I don't comment regularly. And I wish you all the best in the new comming year 2012.
Hugs,
Janja

Karla said...

Great candy! Thanks for a chance to win. I love your blog

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Hi I am a new follower, your blog has so many stunningly beautiful projects. Congratulations on getting published and thanks for the chance to win this lovely candy
Lindsay xx

Kate said...

That is SO exciting!! Wendy, I'm thrilled (and not the least bit surprised) that your work has been recognized like this!! Congratulations!!!

Jo Draper said...

Congratulations! Thanks for the chance to win this awesome Candy!! Am a follower and have put on my Blog sidebar too. Thanks again. Jo xx

Rania K said...

Congratulations!! You must be so proud to see your prodjects published! Thanks for he chance to win! I'm a new follower and I post your candy on my sidebar!

http://handmadebymarascreation.blogspot.com/

Pendra said...

Hi Wendy,
I am your newest follower and admirer! You have a beautiful site and I am so glad to have found you! I have posted and linked your amazing Candy on my blogs sidebar and hope you visit me too! Thanks for the chance to win!
Crafty Holiday Hugs,
Pendra
pendrasplace.blogspot.com

frances joy said...

Hi Wendy! This is my first time to visit here. found your creations are fab! and i love to visit your blog often and be your stalker :)

http://franzesjoi.multiply.com/links/item/85/SugarPea_Designs

thank you for this chance to win this fab candy! :) merry Christmas...

mousekemom said...

Congrats on your publication! What a great way to get recognized and grow your creativity. Thanks for the fun opportunity and look foward to seeing your creations on the TGF site!

My Scrap Diary said...

Congrats on your publication!! It's a great ad.
Thanks for the opportunity. I'm a new follower :)
Jess M

kim.scrapper said...

Wow! What a great accomplishment, you are a very busy lady. Thanks for the chance to win. I don't have a blog so I am sorry I can't add your other requirement, keep creating and tfs

Kim (kim.scrapper@yahoo.ca)

Venus said...

Dear Wendy,

I'm your new follower. I like your site header...and most of all I like the way you color the stamped images!! Thanks for the chance to win a giveaway. I posted it on my sidebark together with your blinkie. Please drop by my site too.

Venus
ven711@gmail.com
http://weheartpapercrafts.blogspot.com/

sallysbitz said...

Congrats to you luv x

Thanks for the chance of winning your lush candy x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.com

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Congratulations! That is really exciting! A blessed Christmas to you and your family! Patsy from
HeARTworks

chantal said...

Oh my! What a wonderfully generous candy! Merry Christmas!

Tracy V. said...

I don't know where i was when you posted about your project in the Cards and Things....but congrats!!! That is soooo awesome! I can't say that I'm surprised you are amazing!!!

I hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas!
Hugs,
Tracy Valure

margie c {The Bumble Girl} said...

Your set is so adorable! and congrats to you for having it published :) Thanks for the chance!
Happy Holidays :)
hugs, margie

Hanneke said...

Wow, congratulations on your wonderful set being printed! I am a new follower and love your creations. I hope you and your family will have a wonderful Christmas! I'd love to play along with your awesome candy, thanks for the chance to win it. I posted it on my sidebar. Hugs, Hanneke

Taranjotkaur said...

Thank u sooo much fr dis g8t opportunity too win:)))yr candy will be really helpful to any crafter .
my blog:
http://www.craftingbirdss.blogspot.com/

Mary Brockway said...

Thanks for the fun giveaway!!! I posted about it on my sidebar :-)

crafty amy said...

It is easy to see why you were asked to make a set for the magazine and it looks amazing :D
Thank you so much for the chance to win this candy. I was already a follower.

Hugs

Amy xx

Angie said...

Love your blog! I have been a follower and I love checking in to see what your newest creation is! Your coloring is AMAZING! Congratulations on your magazine publication...what a precious gift set! Thank you for celebrating with your followers by giving away some fabulous blog candy! :)

Divinity said...

wow!!! that is soooooooooooo cool!!! congratulations to you! :D

M-C said...

I know you had to have worked really hard to get to where you are at now! Congrats on your success and may it continue for many years to come!

Johanna Visser said...

Hello,

What a great giveaway. I really like your creations. I love the inspiration I get from other crafters all over the world.
Happy New Year.

Love Johanna

Michelle said...

Guess what...I was just reading Crafts 'n things and saw your cool projects and was actually in the middle of searching the staedtler site to find out how the ornament was made. Then I noticed your name at the bottom of the ad and voila here I am! Love your projects and great blog candy. Would love if you could share how you were able to make that ornament eg. how on earth did you stamp the glass ball so perfectly? Oh and one more thing, your coloring is amazing!

Happy New Year!! :)

Christy Designs said...

Wow.......congratulations for your magazine publication ! I love to find your fab blog. I am already a Follower and have put your Candy in my sidebar Wendy! Thanks for the chance to win.

Anne said...

Happy New Year Wendy. I enjoy reading and looking at your beautiful crafts. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Annie Rose said...

Happy New Year! Thanks for the chance to win!

DJ said...

Happy New Year. LOve the card. Thanks for the chance to win some great blog candy.

Carole RB said...

Thanks a bunch for giving us the opportunity to win this super blog candy

Happy New Year

Memories 2 Keepsakes said...

So Awesome! Thanks so much for the chance to win an amazing giveaway!

XoXo,

Katie

Tanya said...

I'm already a follower, thanks for the chance :)

Marjolein said...

Wow that a great blogcandy!
Thanks for giving us the chance to win it :)

Happy New Year

xoxo
Marjolein

Country Mouse said...

Congratulations!! What an awesome and exciting moment for you!!! I am a new follower and love your talent. Thank you for the chance to win your candy, I have put it on my sidebar.
Happy New Year!
audrey g.

לימורוש said...

Woww what a wonderful candy! I just discovered your blog and it looks amazing! I become a follower

Efrat said...

wonderfull blod.
i am a follower now!!
hope to win the candy ;)

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