Wednesday, November 24, 2010

My First Blog Candy Give Away

     Yesterday was my birthday and I was amazed and extremely touched by all the birthday wishes I received from my internet friends, especially the ladies I’ve met who love to scrapbook.
     A year ago I took scrapbooking classes at my local scrapbook store but never used the layouts I made because they didn’t suit the pictures I had. I seldom did any scrapbooking at home because I had such a hard time coming up with ideas on how to do a page.
     In January I started joining different scrapping groups online. It opened up a whole new world to me. Some of the groups were mainly for us to chat with each other and occasionally share a layout and others were scrapbooking classes. With the encouragement of people I met there I started my own blog. I then started finding groups that had challenges and sketches. I fell in love with these groups and I couldn’t believe how many layouts I was getting done.
     If you are already a follower you know that my favorite site is Let’s Scrap.  Everyone is so friendly, encouraging and helpful in the group.  The sketches that Cheri and Kimmy give us are phenomenal. I especially love that the layout sketches are 2 pagers. For me it was perfect because I always do 2 page layouts and it was hard to find sites that had them. For people who only like to do 1 page layouts it’s great too, because you get to choose from either side of the sketch. They also have weekly challenges. The winners are chosen by a draw so everyone has a chance at the prizes and I have been fortunate to have won 4 different times. I love it there so much that I became a Design Team Member and when my term was up I stayed on as a Contributing DT.
     But no matter what group I belonged to, I found that I met wonderful people along the way. I think someone should make a sign that says Scrappers make the Best Friends because I have had the privilege of making so many great friends these past few months. All of you have become just like family to me and I love to chat with you, hear about your families or what’s going on in your life. I enjoy following many of your blogs to see what wonderful scrapping projects you have been doing.
     So that is why I decided to give away some goodies and I’m calling it Special Friends Blog Candy. It’s because of all the wonderful friends I have met and hope to continue to meet. Here is a picture of all the scrappy goodness you can win.




Here is what you have to do to get your name in the draw.

1. Become a follower

2. Put the above picture on the sidebar of you blog or post it on your Facebook Page with a link back here.

3. Sign up to Let’s Scrap  – when you sign up it will ask how you heard about them, just write Betty’s Blog. You don’t have to do any of their sketches or challenges but I’m hoping that once you have had a chance to look around the site that you will see how wonderful it is and will want to join in.

4. Then come back here and leave me a comment so I am sure to put your name in for the draw.

5. What happens if you don’t have a blog or Facebook and you’re already a member of Let’s Scrap? Then let me know in your comment and tell me what it is you love about Let’s Scrap and I will make sure your name goes into the draw. Or if you don't have a blog or facebook but aren't a member then go join up and come on back and let me know.  I want everyone to have a chance to win the candy.

     I will be drawing the name for the Blog Candy on Dec. 31st. Make sure to come back here and check to see if you won. On that day I will also be announcing something I’m organizing over at Let’s Scrap where you will have a chance to win lots of prizes. So don’t forget to come back so you can hear all about it.
     As always, I hope you are having a great week and Happy Scrapping.

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62 Comments:

At November 24, 2010 at 5:18 PM , Blogger Betty Anne said...

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At November 24, 2010 at 6:05 PM , Blogger Denise said...

The blogging world opened up a whole new world to me too. I'm so glad we have been friends for so long :))) I remember when we used to share blog sites and I said Let's Scrap was perfect for you :))) Love that you are on their design team now.

Your blog candy totally rocks. I put it up on my sidebar :)

 
At November 24, 2010 at 7:05 PM , Blogger Stacy said...

Betty Anne,
I'm so happy you are my friend. I feel the same way you do about all the people I have become friends with and become inspired by. You being one of them!
I'm already a follower and am a member of Let's Scrap. I love all their wonderful sketches that just keep on coming month after month there. And all the awesome people to learn from and with.
I'm putting your candy on my sidebar now and will post about it on Monday (I figure with the holidays this week no one will be reading my blog again until then and I want them to read about you and come visit.)
Happy Thanksgiving!! Hugs, stacy h-w
http://www.scrapwithstacy.blogspot.com

 
At November 24, 2010 at 10:32 PM , Blogger A Christy Production said...

I'm a follower!! I too love the blog world. It is an amazing place filled with incredibly gifted people. I love it!

 
At November 24, 2010 at 10:32 PM , Blogger A Christy Production said...

I put your giveaway in my sidebar!!

 
At November 24, 2010 at 11:42 PM , Blogger ana said...

this is a great give away wooooooooooohooooooooo

 
At November 25, 2010 at 2:17 AM , Blogger AmyJRockstar said...

Hi there, I did EVERYTHING you asked! I am now a follower, posted on my blog http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/ , signed up with Let's Scrap and posted to let you know. Thanks forthe awesome chance!
XO ~ Amy Jo
amyjrockstar@gmail.com

 
At November 25, 2010 at 5:37 AM , Blogger Wendy Crowe said...

HI Betty Anne! I am so grateful for all the wonderful friends I have met over the past few years. It's still amazes me how one little hobby can bring so many people together..in real life or online. The personal connections I have made will last a lifetime. So glad to get to know you and have the opportunity to work with you!
Thanks for sharing! I am also sharing your giveaway on my sidebar.
Have a wonderful holiday!

 
At November 25, 2010 at 10:16 AM , Blogger digideb said...

Wow, love your blog - so festive. Well I'm definitely a follower, already subscribed to Let's Scrap and put a link to your blog on my FB page using the picture above! You opened up a whole world to me by your kindness and willingness to share and encourage! BTW that candy sure looks good....

 
At November 25, 2010 at 10:51 AM , Blogger sa_homespun / Michelle van Wyk said...

What a sweet gesture Betty Anne... I must admit that through the years, I too have met the most wonderful women through scrapbooking. You are one of them too.. although we have never met, I feel like we know each other forever ! Thank you for your friendship..

As you know I am a Keen follower of Lets Scrap (LOL) and am a follower of your awesome blog.. Love it !! Always get inspired here !

I have posted your stunning candy to my sidebar and a blog post too..

Holding thumbs I win ! I am still playing with the little packet of goodies you sent me in August .. LOL.. Love it ! you have superb taste !

Love Michelle van Wyk

 
At November 25, 2010 at 4:50 PM , Blogger Bettyann said...

First Belated happy birthday to you Betty Anne...second I am a follower...third have signed up at Let's Scrap...thanks for the giveaway

 
At November 25, 2010 at 6:31 PM , Blogger Betty Anne said...

I'm so excited to see you all here. Already making a list of your names so I well be already Dec. 31st to do the draw. Good luck

 
At November 25, 2010 at 7:04 PM , Blogger Larisa said...

Hello!! Very nice candy!!! I linked it on sidebar
http://larisa-raznosti.blogspot.com/
I am a follower. Thanks for the chance to win))
Hugs. Larisa. xxx

 
At November 26, 2010 at 12:34 AM , Blogger Alina said...

Hi Betty! I must thank you that you let everyone the chance to win. I begin with scrapping but now I seldom do that. More often I do cards for every ocasion. Recently I started to write more on my blog http://felicitarihandmade.blogspot.com/ . Hope you like it!
Hugs from Romania!

 
At November 26, 2010 at 8:09 AM , Blogger Kathy said...

Whoo hoo, Betty Anne! What an amazing prize pack to offer! WE should be giving stuff to you---it was YOUR birthday!
I am a member of Let's Scrap and love love LOVE the site. Cheri and Kim's sketches are so amazing....I can whip out fantastic pages in no time using them. And in addition, the site members are so wonderful.....supportive and fun loving, with some awesome talent and inspiration!
I have posted your info and pic on my FB---I am not a blogger----and am a follower here. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome prize!

 
At November 26, 2010 at 10:53 AM , Blogger Dani said...

I am already a follower and a member of Let's Scrap thanks to you!! I loved the you recommended I join Let's Scrap! I will absolutely be adding this link to my Facebook and Twitter pages!!!!

 
At November 26, 2010 at 12:23 PM , Blogger Mandy Malarczuk said...

I will put you on my sidebar! Happy birthday once again!

 
At November 26, 2010 at 1:19 PM , Blogger Satoko said...

Wonderful candy!
I also did everything: I am a new follower, posted your candy on my blog:
http://chicchecoccole.blogspot.com/
I signed up with Let's Scrap and posted to let you know. Should I be lucky, this is my email:

benedettacuomo(at)gmail(dot)com

Thanks ^^

 
At November 27, 2010 at 5:46 AM , Blogger bakscrap said...

Hi Betty Anne. I am already a follower, and a member of our favorite site Let's Scrap. So this was an easy one. I posted on my blog, but not in the sidebar, as you know I don't know how to do that. Here is the link: http://bakscrapsplace.blogspot.com/2010/11/blog-candy.html
I feel just as you do about Let's Scrap. I have made so many friends there that I feel such a bond with. My scrapbooking has improved greatly too since discovering the world of online scrapping sites.

 
At November 27, 2010 at 5:53 AM , Blogger bakscrap said...

Betty Anne, I forgot to mention how much I like the way you decorated your blog for the holidays. Looks Great!

 
At November 27, 2010 at 8:57 AM , Blogger Tracey ~ GardenOfGrace said...

What a generous and gorgeous blog candy you have! Mich sent me your way. I am now a follower and have linked to you on the side bar of my blog. I just recently joined Let's Scrap through Mich. I have been overwhelmed by how friendly everyone is there. I hope to join in on one of the challenges soon. ~Blessings~

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

 
At November 27, 2010 at 1:41 PM , Blogger Wilna said...

Hi Betty, love your happy, chatty comments, you must have a very large heart. have pisted your candy to my FB profile hope it works
have A special weekend

 
At November 27, 2010 at 1:42 PM , Blogger Wilna said...

cant spell, have posted

 
At November 28, 2010 at 9:27 AM , Blogger The Paper Princess said...

Hi Betty Anne

Thanks for inviting me to join in your first candy! I enjoyed reading everyone's comments - it's nice to see that everyone loves you as much as I do! :-)

I have been following you since we met and have added your candy to my sidebar at Create With Joy; I have also joined Let's Scrap. I'm glad we're friends and appreciate the joy and cheer you always add to my life!

Have a wonderfully creative week!

Hugs
Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

 
At November 28, 2010 at 1:45 PM , Blogger Cori said...

Happy belated birthday Betty Anne! Your blog looks amazing - love the Christmas theme!! Awesome blog candy you're giving away as well!! Off to add it to my blog! :)

 
At November 28, 2010 at 2:29 PM , Blogger scrappingnomad said...

Wow, Betty Anne. I saw your comment in Let's Scrap and came to check the giveaway, it's fantastic! Love your Christmas look, too.

 
At November 28, 2010 at 10:43 PM , Blogger Nadia said...

Wow - this is some truely amazing goodies you are giving away!!! This will be a geat Christmas present!!!

I am a new member and will be following your blog as you have some very nice idees.

 
At November 29, 2010 at 7:23 AM , Blogger Sabrina said...

Wow my friend!! This is amazing!! Thank you for this opportunity and will do my way soon after I wake up at my blog :)

 
At December 2, 2010 at 2:56 PM , Blogger Sharon said...

Happy Belated Birthday!! What a rocking set of candy! I have only been blogging for about a month and I am with you - it's a whole new world. I had a similar experience about 10 years ago with Yahoo groups and scrapping, but I think this is a lot more fun even than that. I made many good friends there and look forward to making more here.

I am a new follower of your blog but I have been trying for half an hour to sign up at Let's Scrap. I changed my email password, tried a different email, a different browser, and that was all of the options that were offered. I will try again later since it seems that there must be a problem on the site or some such thing. I did get your Candy posted on my blog, lol. http://scrapblogfun.blogspot.com/

 
At December 3, 2010 at 1:40 AM , Blogger Sabrina said...

Hi Betty Anne!! Done =) I shall check out Let's Scrap soon :))) Take care! xoxo.

 
At December 3, 2010 at 8:21 AM , Blogger Bev said...

Hi Betty Anne. At long last a chance to sit and do this. I must agree with you about meeting amazing people on scrapping blogs and sites.
I feel as if I have known you guys for years. You especially are always so willing to make life easier for someone else and I appreciate that. Thank you.
I am a member at Lets Scrap, I am a follower and I have posted your candy on my sidebar.
I love Lets Scrap because of people like YOU!!!
Have a wonderful weekend. XXX

 
At December 3, 2010 at 8:09 PM , Blogger Debra said...

Hi Betty! I am a new follower, I have posted your candy in my side bar and you can see it here
http://twistedmonkeyscraps.blogspot.com/ And I signed up for Let's Scrap! Thanks for letting me play

 
At December 5, 2010 at 6:20 PM , Blogger jude said...

Hi Betty ,i am a follower and have been for sometime .I agree alot of my close friends have been found through bloggin.So i have many friends and bloggin community to be thankfull for.Thanks for the chance to win some candy.Have added to my candy jar
thanks hugs judex

 
At December 5, 2010 at 11:47 PM , Blogger cindy said...

Hi Betty, I am a new follower, I have posted your candy on my blog and I already am a member at Let's scrap. I have to tell you I love your blog layout with the polka dots and Christmas jolly feeling to it.So fun:) May you have happy holidays.

 
At December 6, 2010 at 2:28 PM , Blogger Hollyk said...

Hi Betty,
New follower here :).
New sign to Lets Scrap.
Dont have a blog or facebook...but i will tell my crafty friends to check out your bolg.

 
At December 6, 2010 at 7:46 PM , Blogger Betty Anne said...

I'm thrilled to see so many new people here. Thank you all for becoming followers and good luck in the draw.

 
At December 8, 2010 at 7:13 PM , Blogger Jessica said...

Hi Betty Anne! Your blog candy looks absolutely delicious, I would love to taste! :) I just became a follower of your wonderful blog and have recently joined Let's Scrap! My favorite thing about Let's Scrap is that the sketches are 2-pagers; like you, I LOVE that! I've posted your link on my sidebar at: www.scraplifterdesigns.blogspot.com Thanks again for the wonderful opportunity!

 
At December 12, 2010 at 3:49 AM , Blogger Tussling said...

Hi, thanks for the chance to win this candy. Whit this comment I've made the 4 points.

http://tusslingpysslar.blogspot.com/

 
At December 12, 2010 at 9:09 AM , Blogger Luv2ScrapMawma said...

Hi im a new follower and new to lets scrap,thanks for the chance to win this candy.Happy Holidays God Bless.

 
At December 12, 2010 at 10:08 AM , Blogger La Vikinga said...

Hello Betty Anne;

Nice to have found your blog! I signed up for Let's Scrap and all the nice comments there really made me feel welcome and now I feel I know the hows and the whats over there, so I came back here to participate in the blogcandy! I have put a link back to this side on my side-bar!

Charlotta / La Vikinga

 
At December 14, 2010 at 8:08 AM , Blogger Ateliê Ana Bananna said...

I'm a follower!! I too love the blog world. It is an amazing place filled with incredibly gifted people. I love it!

Blog: www.anabanannascrap.blogspot.com

E-mail: ana@anabananna.com.br

Kisses.

 
At December 14, 2010 at 6:36 PM , Blogger Cintia Tavares said...

Great Prize!!! I'm a follower and I put your giveaway in my sidebar!!

Cintia Tavares

cintiascrap@yahoo.com.br

http://minhavidacomscrap.blogspot.com/

kisses

 
At December 16, 2010 at 9:10 AM , Blogger miislucky said...

I am a new follower and have signed up with Let's Scrap. I also put you on my sidebar at http://miislucky.blogspot.com I just gave a huge giveaway after reaching 100 followers and now am well over 200. Pop on over and sign-up if anything to exchange ideas. Thanks for the chance to win some candy! Mimi

 
At December 16, 2010 at 1:01 PM , Blogger Stampersue said...

Thanks for the chance to win your super candy, I have posted in my side bar, I have become a follower and I have joined Let's Scrap.
Have a Happy Christmas.

Stampersue
X

 
At December 16, 2010 at 6:50 PM , Blogger KimR said...

Happy Birthday! (belatedly) I became a follower. I am already a member of Let's Scrap...I don't have a blog or FB---so I hope this can be the one lucky entry! :)

 
At December 17, 2010 at 6:56 AM , OpenID Nicolle said...

Happy Birthday!..Wow! Now that's some blog candy!!..hee hee...I posted a link on my facebook and joined Lets scrap cant wait to work on a sketch...I love inspiration, gets the creative juices flowing..:)

 
At December 17, 2010 at 2:47 PM , Blogger Marcia Kamano said...

Wonderful candy!
I am a new follower, posted your candy on my blog:
http://marcia-cartoes.blogspot.com/
I signed (Mayumi)up with Let's Scrap and posted to let you know. This is my email: mkamano@itelefonica.com.br
Thanks

 
At December 18, 2010 at 11:07 AM , Blogger MIRELA Scrap Life said...

I'M YOUR FOLLOWER AND ALREADY I'M SPREADING YOUR BLOG AND YOU DRAW ON MY BLOG
IF YOU CAN TO ONE AND KNOW stop by ... MTO IS WELCOME!!

MIRELA PERINI
SÃO PAULO / BRASIL
mire_peri@hotmail.com

http://mirelascraplife.blogspot.com

KISS

 
At December 18, 2010 at 12:19 PM , Blogger Rosalee said...

Hey there Betty. Just finished signing you to
Lets Scrap". I have also become a follower of your great blog and I have also added a link to my sidebar. Thank you so much for the wonderful Chance. Please come by my blog and say "Hi"
Hugs, Rosalee

 
At December 22, 2010 at 2:55 PM , Blogger Henriëtte said...

This is a great give away.....
Thank you for the chance to win.
Merry Christmas and a creative New Year.

 
At December 22, 2010 at 7:29 PM , Blogger Jenn Zeeb said...

Great blog Candy, thanks for the opportunity. I am a PROUD follower and I posted in my blog. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

 
At December 27, 2010 at 9:16 AM , Blogger Divinity said...

wow! thanks for the info on the let's scrap blog -- i signed up! definitely gonna be spending some time there -- lots of great scrapping info and inspiration to be found there! :)
also thanks for the chance at ur blog candy. i've added a link on my blog sidebar as well. :)

 
At December 27, 2010 at 5:00 PM , Blogger Scrappinannie said...

Hi Betty Ann - I added your blog candy to my blog (which severly needs updating) sidebar ages ago but never got around to adding a comment here. Thank you for the opportunity to join in the fun. Love your cheery blog...

 
At December 28, 2010 at 2:36 PM , Blogger Gośka said...

Hi
Thanks for a chance to win.
I kindly invite you to visit my blog.
Regards
http://zyrafowo.blox.pl/htm

 
At December 28, 2010 at 11:43 PM , Blogger E.T said...

Thank you so much for this chance! i have linked your candy up on my side bar and am now following you!

 
At December 29, 2010 at 9:25 AM , Blogger Khristen said...

Woo hooo, great candy, Betty Ann! Glad to have "met" you, you have provided some amazing inspiration! Am a member of Let's Scrap, have been a follower of yours already, and have put you in my sidebar candy dish :) Here's to another great year, filled with great scrappy friends :)

 
At December 29, 2010 at 12:23 PM , Blogger Лисёна said...

Hi Betty Anne! Your blog candy looks absolutely delicious, I would love to taste! I follower of your wonderful blog and have recently joined Let's Scrap! My favorite thing about Let's Scrap is that the sketches. I've posted your link on my sidebar . =)

 
At December 30, 2010 at 10:03 AM , Blogger Divinity said...

hi there! i'm already a member of let's scrap, but i have become a follower of your blog -- and i've added your candy to my blog sidebar. :)

 
At December 30, 2010 at 3:14 PM , Blogger Leti (iluv2craft) said...

Hello, just found your blog today. And i added the candy to my side bar and registered at Let's Scrap! I am glad to have found Let's Scrap, i plan on doing some marathon scrapbooking this weekend, and really need some inspiration! :) So Thank You!

 
At December 31, 2010 at 2:39 AM , Blogger Nuestro pequeño taller said...

Hello from Seville!!
We just love your blog, and we think you have a incredible blog candy!!! :)
Thanks for the chance to win!
And a Happy New Year!

 
At December 31, 2010 at 10:32 AM , Blogger may-chu said...

I'm already a follower! don't know how come I didn't comment :) but now I do!

 
At December 31, 2010 at 10:33 AM , Blogger may-chu said...

oh, it's also on my sidebar: http://blog.tapuz.co.il/maychu

 

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