Thursday, June 9, 2011

Time for some FUN!!

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Are you ready for some fun?? How about some FUN Blog Candy?? The time is here...let's get this candy rolling!!



Here's the FUN stuff making up my blog candy--all of this can be found at SCACD!!

FUN, right?? Now onto the details on how you can enter to win!!
  • You may only enter once!
  • You have until next Wednesday, June 15th at midnight to enter.
  • I debated on how to have you enter and feel that the only fair way is to utilize the InLinkz tool as so many people are having problems leaving comments BUT I would still really, really, really like you to leave a comment answering a question--keep reading down--if you can comment at all!!
  • I will remove any comments/entries in InLinkz that are inappropriate.
Please tell me do you follow stamping/cardmaking trends or do you just do your own thing? Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by all the new products and techniques or are you one that finds it all so exciting and just flows with it?


After you comment, please leave a link to your blog in the InLinkz. I will use random.org to draw the winner on June 16th from the entries in the InLinkz!


    51 comments:

    Rhonda Miller said...

    I usually do my own thing, but occasionally I like to try something new if it really catches my fancy. I do get overwhelmed sometimes by all the new toy out there, but I just remind myself that I am blessed to have what I have and have fun.

    Lorie said...

    I usually do my own thing but I gotta tell ya I love new paper and such. I am not much of a technique kind of gal though. :)

    Christine said...

    I don't follow trends. I try to do mostly things that I like but I do feel very overewhelmed with all the products and techniques. There are so many stamps that I want that I would never be able to make something with all the stamps!!!

    Christine said...

    Thanks for the chance, Danni!!!

    Kim Y. said...

    I would be so broke if I follow the stamping trends! Okay, I admit, I do every now and then, only on the things I really like. I usually do my own thing. It doesn't bother me if I used outdated stuff.

    Marisa said...

    Thanks for the chance to win some goodies :) To answer your questions, I am not a trendy girl. Never have been. When/if I get into the trend it is basically on it's way out LOL! I tend to pick and choose which trends fit my style and just do those.

    As for all the new goodies out there, it is hard to resist buying things but I have made a concerted effort to think through how often I will use something I buy and again, if it fits my style. It's amazing how much you can do with what you already have. That being said, I do go into an LSS Garage Sale each year to "pass on" stamps etc. I don't use much so I can get some new goodies (usually dies or Nesties). As for the techniques, I'm not a technique junkie so only do the ones that don't take a ton of time LOL.

    kris said...

    Generous candy sweetie!!

    i gonna agree with Kim!! lots of cool "new" stuff out there but really my pockets aren't full enough for all of it! i'm conservative and will wait for it to go on sale or even on clearance... i'm totally cool with doing my own thing and using last season items... sometimes it's gets overwhelming like "oh i really WANT it" but i think i have enough around the craft room to last a long time... =D

    Diane said...

    I usually do my own thing, but get inspired by others. Love all the new stuff that comes out and just can`t wait to try it out and have a play !!

    thanks for the chance of yout lovely blog candy !!

    Crea Astrid said...

    Wowww, what a great opportunity to win this wonderful candy. Of course I want to really really really like to take things. Thank you for allowing us this.

    Greetings Astrid.

    Crea Astrid said...

    Was some forgot to mention. Still here.
    I do my own thing, but also get inspiration from other blogs. Think it is great to Challenges to join and see what others have made.

    Hugs Astrid.

    steph said...

    I usually do my own thing, but get inspired for ways to use my quilling on what I see. I enjoy new techniques and I will at least try once before deciding on whether I like it or not.

    thanks for the chance of your blog candy

    Jodi said...

    I have a tendency to watch the trends, incorporate those that I like, but mostly just do my own thing. I think ultimately I have to be the one to like it, so I better do what excites me, right?

    Lynette said...

    I'd say I mostly do my own thing. If I could, I'd have lots and lots of new things! But, I have so much stuff now that I haven't even used that I'm not buying much lately.

    Stacie (craft-princess) said...

    I kind of watch the trends but by the time I actually make something "trendy" it has moved on to something else! LOL! So I guess I just do my own thing at my own pace! And I love all the new stuff but get very overwhelmed cause I want it all and obviously couldn't afford nor could I use ALL of it in a lifetime!

    PBrown9624 said...

    I usually do "my own thing" but that doesn't mean the new products, trends don't influence me. I am trying to be more selective on what I buy..too many impulse buys in the past and I find I don't use them as much as I should.
    Pam
    PS..thanks for the chance to win!

    Dora said...

    Hi Danni, what a fabulous candy, thank you for the chance to win. As for your question ... I TRY not to flow with it.. but I'm always buying new stuff which I find so exciting he he xxx :) Hugs xxx

    Sparkle said...

    Such a darling card!

    Michelle VP said...

    It depends. I think I usually do my own thing, but there are a few things like die cuts and embossing folders that I love to collect. Other trends like digi stamps, I do minimally or an electronic cutter like Cricut, not at all. The idea of that overwhelms me. Are you thinking of any trends in particular?

    Angela Marie said...

    Thanks for the chance to win that wonderful candy! To answer your question, I tend to do a little of both but mostly do my own thing. If I always followed trends i's be broke cause their's something new every five minutes. haa

    *Vicki* said...

    Hey hun...thanks for the chance at your yummy looking candy!! :)

    Now for your question(s): I do sometimes follow trends with card making, but I also like to "do my own thing" if that makes any sense...I like to combine many different ideas together to make it my own as well. I don't know about feeling overwhelmed with the products and techs...I try to do as much as I can because I love learning new things and yes, I guess it is sort of exciting to find something new to use! My problem is just not enough time in one day to do everything I'd like to!! LOL!!

    Hope that answered it OK!

    Stressed Stamper said...

    Tend to do my own thing there hun - and if I see a trend - tend to miss it first time anyway...I go through crafting phases
    Hugs
    Sarah x

    Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

    Because I try to get published a lot, I tend to stick with the trends and I try to be on top of them. When I make stuff for just myself or as gifts, I will do whatever I want. I'm not really one for techniques, I'm a pretty straight forward card maker, you know? I do get overwhelmed with how many new products there are out there and it takes me a long time to come around to it. Last month was my first month using Viva Decor, crazy huh?

    Allison said...

    Hi Danni! I do my own thing...I can't keep up with all the challenges/product out there (ex. Basic Grey, of course!). Ha! Thanks for the chance at some candy!

    1LuvnMama said...

    Hey Danni!
    What a great question with some fasinating answers! I admit, I'm horrible! If I could, I would buy a whole ton of stuff, but I can't. I confess, I'm a "die-aholic"! I don't know why, but I luv all kinds of dies . . . Spellbinders, MFT, PTI, CC Designs, etc. I'm just glad my hubby is okay with my crafting needs. Anyway, I just do my own thing and luv to visit others for inspiration, like yours! :)

    snailzpace said...

    hi danni! i do my own thing at my own speed. :) i love seeing new techniques and products, but i don't *have* to have them.

    Cyndi said...

    i try my best to do my own thing since keeping up with the trends will be too costly for me! i was like that in the beginning when i didn't know any better! thanks for giving us a chance for a fun blog candy!

    Anne said...

    Hi Danni good question(s)! I'm a sucker for getting caught up in the new thing, sometimes this is good sometimes not so. Easy to get overwhelmed, if you jump on every bandwagon that makes it an expensive hobby doesn't it.
    And a few of them I do waste money I admit...
    Hugs
    Anne

    Sandy said...

    I'm one that just does my own thing. I think that's bad at times because I don't step out of my element as much and I end up using the same layouts that I'm comfortable with. When time is tight, I'd rather whip together a card and it be my comfort zone than to not get a card done because I'm trying something new that I'm unsure of or it takes a day or two longer.

    ineke said...

    veryyyyyyyyyyyyy good questions!!!!
    i try to follow my own style..but one cannot avoid being inspired by others...
    only 1 thing i cannot.. i tried so many times.. but i am not into nostalgic cardsstyle.. although i tried so many times.. i think they are so beautifull!!..now i dont try anymore.. i am not the person to make one..i am more a person for bright colors..
    2e answer.. yess.. i am overwhelmed by all new things.. and expensive new items.. and i try to fight against my greedyness..but sometimes i cannot resist it..
    so yessssssssssss.. i also have a expensive die cut machine.. i hardly use it!!!
    and yesssssssssss.. i have those expensive colorpensils... but i resist the expensive markers... only bought 3.. the skintones!!!

    Michele said...

    I definitely get my inspiration through the trends that are out there. I get excited about the new products and always like trying new techniques but it does tend to get so overwhelming at times. :-)

    Scrappychick said...

    I LOVE new trends!! I just go with it. If like it I jump on, sometimes I don't...

    Michele said...

    I like to give new techniques a try and often find myself inspired by the many trends out there. New products definitely get me excited but I try to limit myself with the things I'll actually go out and buy. It can become very overwhelming when I start obsessing over the many great products out there! :0)

    THERESA said...

    There is so much new things on the market and being promoted, i would look, love and sometimes try if i can, but mostly i prefer to do my own thing, even if it is not the trend, never been a trend follower, lol, i have a few fav's and mostly return to them, one thing that also makes it difficult for me, don't have any machines to cut and cannot even cut on a straight line, hehehehe, so, to save too many items landing in file 13 , in stay !!
    lotsa luv.........me

    Pat (mspfd) said...

    I am excited and inspired by new products, and love to learn/try new techniques. I already wrote down magic pearl pen in white to check it out... always looking for a good white pen that doesn't clog or skip!

    Thanks Danni for the opportunity to enter the contest for some blog candy! Have a great weekend.

    Anonymous said...

    Fun question Danni! I would love to say I do my own thing, but have to be honest and say I get caught up in new trends. Can't help it sometimes, I see something being used a lot and want to give it a try.

    Thanks for offering such fun blog candy!

    Sue from Oregon said...

    Not much on techniques, but always love the thought of a new tool or new papers etc!

    Peggie said...

    I do my own thing while following trends. I make my own design out of trends.

    Monika/Buzsy said...

    Hey girl! I love to watch the trend and follow it... of course it's not easy these days... too many new products and I just can't keep up... but I love what people come up with. :o) Thanks for the wonderful blog candy. Love the papers. :o)

    Maria Matter said...

    I usually do my own thing...it takes me forever to finally try a new technique/trend that I noticed on someone's blog!
    I'm very easily overwhelmed by all the new products. I like seeing them but know I can't keep up so I kinda go into zombie mode! lol

    hugs & blessings!

    Kerri said...

    Awesome candy, Danni! Thanks for the chance to win:) I would have to say that I probably follow trends a little bit, and I get very excited about certain new products(espcially paper and dies), but I definitely don't have to have it all! I tend to shy away from "techniques" for the most part.

    Tanya said...

    I don't follow trends so I tend to do just what I want :) I do sometimes feel overwhelmed with everything that is out there but it's always so much fun looking at it all :)

    Dana said...

    Wowzers!! It all looks amazing!! Thanks for the chance : ) I am just getting into art journaling and altering stuff so that template is looking mighty yummy!!
    Hugs~
    Dana

    Julie said...

    Hi Dannii,
    I try to follow the trends when funds allow, but I'm also happy to do my own thing. I'd really like to get my money's worth out of what I've already got before buying more, but sometomes I see something new and trendy and just have to have it.
    Thanks for the chance to win your fab candy.
    Julie W x

    gobeagirl said...

    Hi Danni. What great Candy. That is so sweet of you. I tend to do my own thing, but when something new comes along and I really think it is great I will jump on the trend just as soon as I can. lol... I tend to watch haul videos on YouTube then drive myself crazy thinking I need things that I really don't. Have a great weekend. We have had a wonderfully Sunny day here. Hugs, Lisa

    Chelsea said...

    It all depend what mood that I am in. Sometimes I like to try new things and sometimes I like the same ole same ole.

    Kristie said...

    As far as trends go, I usually do my own thing most of the time. Do I get overwhelmed by new products? um...yes!! The product comes out on the market way too fast to keep up!!

    Kim said...

    Good Morning Danni,
    Usually I just do my own thing. I will use trends to sometimes inspire what I am doing, but not always. I would stay totally broke if I followed each trend and purchased the items.
    Sometimes these trends can overwhelm a person. But it is fun to look and get the ideas and buy when ready.

    Jodi said...

    It's a tricky question - I think anyone who does a lot of the challenges is in a way following trends because the challenges a lot of times center around trends. But I still like to think that I do my own thing! LOL... How's that for not answering?

    Trina said...

    I guess I mostly do my own thing. For example, I see a lot of cards with flowers all over them. I own a ton of flowers (b/c I like how those cards look), but I can hardly ever convince myself to use them when I'm making cards! I do love paper though. I pay very close attention to papers I like!

    Tammy said...

    Hi Danni! Thanks for a chance to win your yummy candy!
    I try to do my own thing...I love to make my own embellishments! But I have to admit it's so hard sometimes to keep my credit card in my wallet! So many fabulous products and creations out there in blog land! :)

    Diane said...

    I don't get caught up in trends too much...but I sure do LOVE all the new dies I am seeing from various companies...I do alot of challenges as that seems the only way I get people to my blog...but I really try to do my own thing...but am first to admit that is a ton of stuff out there I want,the blogs have made it so much more fun...I have learned alot...thanks for the chance!!

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