Wednesday, October 13, 2010

CANDY ... A CHALLENGE ... and a HAPPY BIRTHDAY BASH!

WOW ... Simple Treasures turns TWO today and I'm SO glad that you popped in for a little visit!

I really enjoy reading your {sweet} comments each day and am so thankful for my bloggity friends all over the world!  I didn't realize two years ago when I decided to begin my electronic journaling adventure how much I would actually enjoy it!  Not a day goes by when I don't pop in to read comments, share a little creation or check on the oh so many lovely blogs that I follow ... it's a big part of my day and I LOVE it :)  I'm blow away to be rounding the corner on 56,000 visits to my site - INCREDIBLE!

So, on with some FUN celebration activities that we all can share in together!

First, to show my appreciation to all my loyal followers and let you know how much your lovely comments and support of my paper crafting designs means to me ... I'd like to offer up a BLOG CANDY PRIZE PACKAGE!


PART ONE:  WOW-WEE!!!  This prize package is CRAZY HUGE ... I was collecting items the past month or so to add to the package and it kept growing and growing!  When I added everything up, there is an estimated $100 in stamping and paper crafting supplies and another $100 in stamps - both wooden and acrylic!  So, are you interested in how you might earn a chance to win this ENTIRE $200 prize package?  Sure you are!  The rules are easy peesy ...

1.  Become a follower of my blog!  Already a follower, THANK YOU!
2.  Leave me a comment on this post letting me know that you are a follower and you would like a chance to win the $200 prize package!
3.  Post a picture of this BLOG CANDY prize package on the sidebar of your blog with a link back to this post.
4.  BONUS CHANCE - Anyone who voted for me for the Cosmo Cricket November Guest Designer will earn another chance to win this CANDY!  Be sure to leave me a comment on THAT post so I know to include an extra chance for you!  VOTING ENDED 10/15/10.

So, you earn one chance to win the CANDY if you're a follower, leave me a comment here and post a pic of the blog candy on your sidebar with a link back to me here! 

You earn two chances to win the CANDY if you're a follower, leave me a comment here, post a pic of the blog candy on your sidebar with a link back here, vote for me as Guest Designer at Cosmo Cricket AND leave me a comment on that post. 

A couple of steps to qualify for the prize, but it's a HUGE PRIZE PACKAGE, so it's really worth the effort!

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PART TWONext, what would a birthday celebration be without a CHALLENGE?  If you're already a follower of my little ol' bloggity blog, you know that I {LOVE} participating in challenges!!!  So, if you do too, then I hope you'll join in on this Blog Birthday Celebration Challenge

Do you like Shabby Vintage Seam Binding?  Do you want to win a yummy bundle of it?? 



I was drawn to this lovely photo from Martha Stewart ... and in particular, the doilies (my design is linked below)!  I would like to challenge you all to create a card or gift set inspired by this pretty little photo!  You may be inspired by the doilies like I was.  You may be inspired by the colors.  You may be inspired by the circle shapes.  You may be inspired by the yummy cookies and want to make a gift set!  Whatever sparks your creativity, I hope you enjoy designing something for this Birthday Celebration Challenge!!  I encourage you to combine this challenge with as many other challenges as you can find while it is current to help spread the word about the fun and festivities going on here this week!

And for the lucky winner of this challenge ... the prize will be 1 yard of 15 different colors (15 yards total) of Shabby Vintage Seam Binding from my Etsy Shop ($20 value; shipping included)!

Good luck to everyone on the CANDY and CHALLENGE :)  These two contests will run for ONE WEEK, so be sure to follow, post, comment and link by midnight on Tuesday, October 19th (EST).

Thanks for stopping by!


76 comments:

Pattie said...

Happy Blog Birthday Debbie! ...you knew I would be awake for this! I would love to win...count me in! I'll be putting you on my sidebar and I already nominated you for CC GDT!

Анюта said...

Wow!! Thanks for the chance to win! I am your follower and I linked your candy in my sidebar!

nicky said...

Happy Blogoversarry! thanks for the amazing Candy i would like to win it! i am a follower now! i linked you on my sidebar! and i go and will nominate you for CC GDT!

hugs nicky

Deb Hickman said...

Happy 2nd Blog Birthday. I'm already a follower but would love to win all that fabulous blog candy. I've voted for CC GDT so good luck with that. Now off to put you on my side bar !

Mirabelka said...

Congratulations of the second anniversary!
And thank you for a chance to win! I'm a follower and voted for you in Cosmo competition
Good luck!

Linda w said...

thanks for a chance to win your blog candy, and happy second anniversary of your blog. I'm a follower and off to put your candy on my side bar

Jessica said...

Congrats on two years, I am a follower now, you have a great blog. I would love to win all these goodies, thanks for the chance. I also added this to my blogs sidebar!

Basteltriene said...

Congratulations! I am a follower of today and have this great candy link on my blog. Thanks for the Chanse to win so many beautiful things!
Greetings
Gisela from Germany

Ksenia said...

Happy Blogaversary!
I'm your follower and would like a chance to win prize package!
I've linked the candy on my sidebar in my blog http://miawoo.blogspot.com/
Thanks!

Heidi said...

Happy Blog Birthday Debbie, am already a follwer of the shabby tea room, and now one of simple treasures lol. incredible candy, thanks for the chance to win, have popped over to cosmo cricket and voted for you as well and am just off to put you on my sidebar. good luck

Kay said...

Happy Blogiversary!
I am a follower, and I would LOVE to win your fabby prize package. I'm off to post your pic to my sidebar now!

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

Happy Blogity B-day! WOW, look at all that candy, YUMMY! You're on my sidebar, I'd love to win :-)

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Yay! Happy 2nd Blogaversary Deb! What an awesome giveaway!! Wowzers!

I have you linked up on my blog's Candy Corner, you know I'm a Follower and I voted for you over at Cosmo Cricket!! Good Luck my friend!! You deserve it!

Lucille K said...

Happy 2nd blog birthday, Deb. I have become a follower of your blog and have put the fabulous blog candy you are offering in my sidebar here: http://whitepoints.blogspot.com/
TY for the chance to win this wonderful blog candy :)

Dani said...

Happy Bloggy Birthday!!!

I am a follower (yeah!!!)and would love to win all that fabulous blog candy!!

Blessings!!
ellepaulette (at) gmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

WOW!!!! WHO WOULDN'T WANT ALL THAT YUMMY BLOG CANDY!!!???!!! WHOEVER, wins this will definately have to be peeled off the ceiling!!!! :) I follow your blog, but don't always leave a comment.I also don't have a blog. :( It's GREAT people have all these give aways!!!

Becky Green

freaky said...

Happy Birthday to your blog!! I become a follwer and of course I want to win this wonderful candy!! There are so many beautiful things!! I linked the candy in my sidebar. *fingercrossed*

Hugs, Nicole

Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie!!!
Just wanted you to know, I tried to post a vote for you on Cosmo Cricket---Well, I'm not so great at the computer! I don't do Facebook or Twitter or have a blog. BUT, I did find a way to vote for you!!!! :) I e mailed a lady--lindsay@cosmocricket.com and gave her my vote!!! Hope this works too!!! HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY!!! :)

Becky Green :)

Anonymous said...

Debbie!!!
Just wanted you to know---Lindsey Moore e mailed me and told me they WILL count my vote for you!!!!!! YEAAAAAHHHH!!!! HOPING YOU GET TO BE A GUEST DESIGNER!!!! :)

Becky Green

june lanum said...

Hi Debbie I have been a follower of yours for a long time. Thanks for the chance to win a great prize

pattyo said...

The person who wins this prize will think they died and went to heaven! Congrats, Debbie! I am a follower of your blog and would love to win the blog candy, but I do not have a blog so I can't post it. However, I did vote for you at Cosmo Cricket.

The Clip Cafe said...

Hello I am a follower and would LOVE to win your giveaway! I have also posted in my side bar :-) Congrats on that many views - amazing alright!!

Tracy Johnson said...

Happy Anniversary Debbie. How fun, I bet it flew right by. I am happy to follow you and post a link and photo on my blog. Thanks for the chance to win a lovely gift.

Rebecca Ednie said...

Congrats! I became a follower and I'd LOVE to win your blog candy!

Ujjwal said...

Happy Blog Birthday Debbie!!

I visit your blog often but have been too lazy to click the follow button :D Now with "to-die-for" goodies on line, you made me click the follow button. I am a follower now!!

Thanks for a chance to win such awesome goodies!! I will be in heaven if I get lucky :D

Hope I get my mojo running to play in the challenge as well!!

Off to link the candy to my side bar!!

Michelle said...

I'm following! Congratulations on your 2nd B-day! Beautiful designs!!!

Nikki said...

Happy Blogoversary Debbie Your candy is delightful and thanks for the chance to win such great stash
I've linked you in my side bar
and follow too
hugs Nikki C

Jennybean said...

Happy Blog Birthday! I would love to win the prize! Off to put the photo on my sidebar now... www.scrappingreilly.blogspot.com

Gisèle said...

I am a faithful follower and would love to win. Happy Blog Birthday !!

*Spring Blossom* said...

HI Debbie, I'm a follower and I've just posted my inspired creation!
Thanks holding a great challenge :)

The Paper Princess said...

I'm a new follower and I've added your candy to my sidebar at Create With Joy!

Your blog is wonderful and I appreciate the chance to win!

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

Jennifer Scull said...

what wonderful blog candy!
I have been a follower for a while and just posted this to my blog.
congrats on the milestone! :)

Beth said...

Congratulations on having such a successful blog--I get a lot of ideas from your projects. I've been a follower since the beginning, and you know for whom I voted in the Cosmo Cricket GDT!
Your blog candy photo is on my blog! Wish me luck in winning that yummy blog candy!
http://creationsfromthecardcave.blogspot.com/

Jenn Zeeb said...

Congrats on 2 years. What a great bundle of prizes. I have become a follower and I will be posting a picture also

marilynwillauer said...

Happy Blob Birthday. . . .I'm so addicted to checking on my favortie blog sites first thing in the morning, like a good cup of coffee. . . . .I would be so touched if I won the blog candy. . .tho I don't have a blog I do have facebook and am going to post your card and link on there!!! Thanks for your wonderful paper crafting!
marilynwillauer

Stacy said...

Hello Debbie! Congratulations!
Thank you for a great chance to win!
I just have became your follower. Link with your candy is on my rigth sidebar. :)

2amscrapper said...

Happy Blogaversary. Thanks for the chance to win this great prize. I'm already a follower and will post this in my Candy Jar on my sidebar. Helene aka 2amscrapper @ LOTSA SCRAP http://2amscrapper.blogspot.com/

Denise said...

Happy blog birthday!!! 2 years and going strong is definitely something to celebrate! I found you through blog surfing when I was looking for challenges. Thank you so much for the chance to win this INCREDIBLE prize. I'm following you and have posted your link on my sidebar.

http://lalasworldblog.blogspot.com

Miria said...

Hi, Debbie. Happy blog birthday! I'm a follower and I put your candy on my blog. Thank you for the chance! Miria

trisha too said...

Happy Blog Birthday, Debbie!

Yep, following; yep, you are sidebar linked/pictured.

Plus, heck yes, I'd love some of that Shabby Vintage Seam binding--my doilied up wall hanging is in your lineup. I have a thing for doilies!

Going to see if it's too late to vote . . .
:)

Wanda said...

Congrats!!!!
I'm a new follower.
Thank you for the opportunity to win.
best regards,
Wanda

Shani said...

Hi, Debbie! :)
Happy 2nd Blog Birthday!!!
I have become a follower of your blog and have put your great candy on my right sidebar.))))) thanks for the chance ;)

My Craft Room said...

I lov your blog, count me in as a follower.

My Craft Room said...

Happy Blog Birthday to you. Count me as a follower. Love your blog.

Shelley said...

Congrats on your blogs 2nd birthday.
I took a peek around and loved it. I'd love a chance to win your candy. I have posted a pic and link in my sidebar for you at:
http://wildfrogcreations.blogspot.com/

Jayne said...

Happy blogaversary! I'm a follower.

Jayne said...

Oh, and I put this on your sidebar and have nominated you for CC GDT.

Cameron said...

I am a happy Follower and would love to be counted in your Stupendous Giveaway!!!

Thank you!

Larisa said...

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

sequin said...

This is a wonderful candy! Thanks for the chance! I really want to win! I hope to get lucky! I am your follower! Link posted on the sidebar! http://fantasy-of-sequins.blogspot.com/

Sara P said...

I'm a follower! What a great prize!

A Christy Production said...

Your giveaway is AMAZING. I am a new follower and keen to check out the rest of your blog!

mayskaya said...

Happy blogversary! Great candy, thanks for the chance:)

Good luck with voiting!!
Olya (follower) :)

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alicaz said...

Wonderful blog candy! I became a follower and place the picture of the goodies on my blog!
Happy Blogoversary!

Simply Shaz said...

Happy 2nd Blogaversary :)
That's a whole lotta stash up for grabs for one lucky person!
Am already a follower...lol
Must try and get chance to play along with the challenge tomorrow.
Shaz x

Malwina said...

Wow!! Thanks for the chance to win! I am your follower !!!

TanySol said...

Congrats Debbie!
Fantastic candy! Thanks for the chance to win!I would like to be the lucky winner :)
Linked it on my blog.
Thanks!!!!

Mominct said...

Thanks for the chance to win, you are so generous! I hope your enjoying keeping your blog :)

Katarina said...

Wow, what a candy. Thanks for the chance to win. I've linked you on my sidebar and candypost:

http://kamadesign.blogspot.com/2010/09/october-blogcandygiveaway.html

Nаташа said...

What a wonderful sweetie! I'd be happy to win this! Thanks for the chance!
http://rukotvorenie.blogspot.com/

JanuaryBlooms said...

What an amazing bunch of candy! Thank you for the opportunity to win it. And of course Happy Birthday!!

Anonymous said...

Wow)
Thanks for the chance!
I'm your follower and I add your candy in my sidebar!

xx

Leanne said...

Happy Blogoversary! I just came across your lovely blog, have become a follower & am off to linking you on my blog.

Jessica L said...

Happy Bloggerversery! I'm a follower and I've posted a link on my sidebar. Thanks for a chance to win such a lovely candy!

Karen M. said...

Hi! Happy Blog Birthday! This is such a nice candy! And a great birthday gift too! :) hoping to win this one, I am a follower and linked you on my sidebar! voted for you at CC GDT!

Rosalee said...

Hey there Debbie, Happy Blogaversary. Wowzers that candy is huge, I would so love a chance at winning.
I have just added a link to my sidebar, plus I just became a follower of your blog and I have also voted for you over at Cosmo Cricket. Good luck with that. Thanks so much for the chance
Hugs, Rosalee

Christine K said...

Wonderful blog! glad I stumbled across you! and a chance for blog candy - even better! love your style and look forward to seeing more!

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Awesome challenge Deb! I entered my card for a chance to win some of your gorgeous seam binding ribbon!!

Jamie said...

WOW!!! $200 candy!? That's just super nice of you! I would LOVE to win this candy. Im a follower and I posted a link to this post along with the pic in my sidebar you can view it HERE. Thanks so much for the chance to win and Congrats on your 2nd blog b-day!
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

christys_scrappin said...

Thanks for the chance to win the blog candy!!!! Yippppeeeee! I am now a follower and your candy is on my sidebar! Oh....and I didn't forget about Mr. Linky! :-)

I hope you can follow me too! :-)

http://christysscrappin.blogspot.com/

Μυρτώ said...

Happy happy blog birthday and what an amazing candy! Thanks for a chance to win this miracle!

♪♫♥ Charity Crafter ♪♫♥ said...

Hi Debbie x Happy ~ Blogaversary!!! x Such volume of crafting goodies could make a real difference, so please count me in, and I have posted your candy on my sidebar x thanks and take care x Leigh x

Cris said...

Congrats for yout 2nd blogaversary, Debbie! I'm a fresh new brazillian scrapper and it's so heartening to visit all these creative american blogs! It encourages me to learn more and more and show my 'begginer' works.
Yes, I've linked you, and I'm sure that, more than gifts, I'll be pretty satisfied to have another scrappers virtually around!
My blog is scrappingmyself.blogspot.com
See you around the net!

Debra said...

Happy Anniversary! I am a follower and I linke you on my sidebar. You can see it here

http://twistedmonkeyscraps.blogspot.com/

I would love to win, thanks for letting me play

lynxy said...

Happy Blog Birthday! What a gorgeous candy! Thank U for the chance! I've become your follower))))