Thursday, August 16, 2007

Sweet tooth for candy???

As most of you know I'm a bit of a "bellaholic" and luckily this addiction has spread to most of the stamping world. So, in honor of my new adventure joining the Paper Pretties Design Team, I am giving away this fabulicious blog candy (the best part of being a bella is making up fun words, eh?).

In case you're interested in the exact bella images included in this goodie box, here is a list. All have been stamped in Staz-on black on Ultrasmooth cardstock and there are 2 of each image listed...

Beachabella
Billybootabella
Bridalpartybellas
Bubblebella
Cakeabella
Cosmobella
Diplomabella
Emmybella
Expectafellabella
Feelabella
Flowahbella
Giftabella w/Hat
Javabellas
Sposabella
Staceyfishabella
Teddybella
Teeoffabella
Veggiebella
Walkabella

And of course the items shown at the top; 2 gellyroll clear stardust sparkle pens (LOVE THESE!!), primas, colored staples, (2) clear mini-stamp sets and (2) clear acrylic blocks.

To win this blog candy, all you have to do is subscribe to my blog and leave me a comment on this posting letting me know that you've subscribed and also your thoughts on my postings & ramblings. :) If you already subscribe, then just leave a comment as well and you all will be entered in to win these delicious delights. :) I will have my DH randomly chose a comment from the list on....hmmmm, let's say next Friday!! Fridays are great but when you WIN something, doesn't that just make them a weee bit better?? So the deadline to subscribe & comment is next Thursday, Aug 23rd and a winner will be drawn and announced right here on Friday at 12pm PST!!!

90 comments:

Julie Campbell said...

Jillian - great blog candy! I am NOT entering for this contest, just checking out my fellow DT's awesome site! :) I just mailed out a little something for you today too!

Lisa Helmts said...

I am SOOOO excited to see even more of your awesome ideas! Not only do you have great designs but when you show us how you did it we all think we can do it too! I love the cards you make and you are turning me into a bellaholic! I just need to bite the bullet and start getting some!

Zoe said...

Great candy giveaway. Just have to say you did a good job on your flower cake. I've been a cake decorator for over 30 years. Stamping and cake decorating, they go together pretty well. Brings out the talent in you!!
Keep up the good work and thanks for sharing with us. Don't over work your hands!!

The Queen Of Scrap said...

heheheheh....I went to subscribe and I already have subscribed! I thought that I just loved coming here so often! Luvin' the blog candy...I even have your link on my bog! Gotta promote a fellow Bella lovers blog!

nancyruth said...

Oh Jill, you are the FIRST blog I have subscribed to, what fun. I am leaving this post to ask you to put me in the drawing for the wonderful blog candy. And I also wanted to thank you for your very informative and fun filled blog! I will be back to see what other wonderful words od wisdom you have to share. Many thanks, Nancyruth

Lisa C. said...

thanks for posting a link to your blog, I had not seen it before, I am a bella addict too..lol. I can't wait to read more of your posts

Kari said...

Luv your blog! I too am hooked on Bellas! Luv them all.........want them all........need 3rd job!! I grew up in Reno-so I really miss my quick trips to Sacramento! Luv all your ideas and work....thanks for the inspiration!

Shannon Roberts said...

Ok Sistah! I have been visiting your Blog often & I have to say it was nooooooooo surprise that Paper Pretties wanted you on their design team! Congrats ! And I lovey your work!!! Shanabella

Cindy Vernon said...

I just wanted to let you know that I subscribed! How exciting, I love the Paper Pretties concept!

Ally Stamps said...

Jill, I subscribed a few days ago but i love reading yrou blog...and now that you are baking cakes you have my 2 favorite hobbys wrapped up into one!! Thanks for all of the great ideas and keep up the great work!!

Kimberlee said...

What a fantastic block candy hookup. I hope you pick me. I could so totally use some help in my scrapping/card making stash dept. since I am running REALLY low!

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

I'm so glad I found you again Jilly-girl!! Congrats on the DT excitement!! Love yer stuff!! I'm all subscribed, so count me in!!

Angie said...

What wonderful blog candy!!! I am also a Bella addict! I just subscribed to your blog. Cant wait to see more.

Debbie Schneider said...

I have just subscribed - this is new to me - love your blog - just found it a couple of weeks ago - it has become my favorite - your Bella samples have prompted me to order my own Bella stamps - I did just that - they should be arriving in mail today or tomorrow - can hardly wait!! By the way your cake turned out great - I used to do cake decorating - I am now a full time stamp-aholic! Heading off to the mailbox to see if my Bellas have arrived!!

Carissa said...

Jill,
I learned about your blog through the bellahollics group! I have now subscribed. I really want to win!! I love bellas as well. I really love the embossed card that you made! It's a great idea and I am going to try it as soon as I can catch my breath between school for me, school for my kids and making everyone else gifts!
Carissa

Paige said...

love your Blog!!!! I am subscribing right away. I am fairly new to Bellas and have my BIG order on the way. I love all your wonderful ideas & Blog Candy.... :o)

Hugs,
Paige

tbreanna said...

Jillian... pick me, pick me, pick me. :) Love your blog, it's 1 of my to do list for daily blog checking.

Patsy said...

Jill, what a cute blog. I also have become addicted to the bella world. My name is nursiebella. Cute cake also. I took cake decorating many years ago. I have always done my kids cakes since then and it has always meant so much to them. They are now 22, 20, and 9, and they still want me to make their cakes. I have a really good icing recipe if you need it. Let me know.

Tammy said...

Wow! this is great Blog candy! I have loved all the cards I see with the Bella stamps and would love to win this! I just found your site and I love all your beautiful creations! Congratulations for being on the Design team! They are lucky to have you! Tammy

Nicole said...

You are an enabler! Before I visited your blog and was inspired by your Bella cards, I had no interested in Bella's, but after seeing some of the artwork you come up with, I was hooked. Thanks for sharing your work - and talent!

Charlene Weaver said...

Jillian - what wonderful blog candy; the bella images alone would have been enough! You are beyond generous. Your blog is truly inspirational and I enjoy reading it regularly. I am subscribed using Google Reader but you are listed under my Daily Dose on my blog (http://charlyscrazycorner.blogspot.com) Hugs & Happy Stamping.

Wife2TJ said...

I subscribed! What amazing blog candy!!! Keep up the great work, thanks for sharing!!!

Pattyjo said...

I subscribed. Thanks for the chance to win some bellas. I don't have any yet so this will be a first. The prints you made look wonderful and will be great to make cards with.

CAKVD said...

Hi! I subscribed! You've got a wonderful blog here, just filled with inspiration!! I love all the pretty things you share. Thanks!
Cheryl KVD

Neese said...

Great candy give-a-way... Gotta love the Bella's! Good luck on the design team!
Neese

jodene said...

Just subrcibed. Looking forward to it. Thanks for the chance.

rebecca said...

I've been a subscriber for some time and enjoy the variety on your blog, even though I don't cook. It's still fun to read about your forays into that foreign (to me) world. You have great ideas -- and a cute husband, too! I really liked the cards you made with the ship stamp, though the bellas are always fun.

Rebecca (ceadmile00@msn.com)

mnhyrkas at SCS said...

I'm subscribed via Google reader. I really enjoyed your post the other day about the embossed notecards. I enjoy seeing ways and tricks to do things without having to purchase more stuff. I'd love to get my hands on some Bellas. I havent yet succumbed to the bella madness, and perhaps having a few images might just be the thing to prime the pump. And, how nice of your DH to help you out with your blog giveaway. Although you could also check out random.org to get a random number. Just thought I'd let you know about it just in case.

Margie said...

Have I ever told your husband what a great person he is? LOL LOL I would really love to win this blog candy oh my dearest friend Jillian :) TGIF!

Linda SS said...

Thanks for sharing your fabulous Bella collection with us. I love the cards you have made with them. I'm really impressed with your cake too & those 4th of July cupcakes:)

Alex said...

Well just subscribed and put you in my google reader as well, so I should def not miss a thing. I loved your tutorial on embossing without expensive templates etc, thats great - plus many congrats on becomming a DT for Paper Pretties

Ghazal(ghazal_31005@yahoo.com) said...

Congrats on joining the Paper Pretties Design Team. I love those bellas and wish they could be mine! Thanks for offering the blog candy

Peggy said...

Cograts on being selected for a design team. Great blog candy :) I've learned so much about stamping and papercrafting from SCS and the blogs like yours.

Angel Wilde said...

I subscribed and then almost forgot to come back and comment. I don't own a single Bella and Have wanted to play around with one for a while so I would LOVE to win those bella images. PLEASE pick me. :-)

Scrapping Girl said...

Jillian -
I love your blog. The tutorial you did on embossing is amazing and I cant wait to try this out. Congrats on joining the paper pretties design team.

Kristine said...

I subscribed! Love those bellas!

foodpartyfun said...

Wow! You have a great site! I just subscribed and will be keeping an eye on all your creative talents. Thanks for sharing.

Pat

tanja said...

Hey Jillian and DH,
Thanks for sharing your creativity with us. your blog has made me a better designer. i have been surfing blogs for about 6 months and have been a subscriber to yours for a while. I've NEVER won any blog candy and am hoping to win yours! I'm also "paying it forward". My swap group will be getting some images from me this month! You bloggers inspired me!

Danielle Richard said...

Hello There! Found your blog on the Bella board!! I love all your cards and designs!! Your cake looks yummy too! OMGosh about the Paper Pretties site....Enabler Alert!!!...I'm thinking hard about becoming a member!! Yikes!! I will be checking back!!
Danielle

Peggy S said...

Congrats on getting on the design team! Love seeing your cakes and great tips and your cards of course! Still haven't bought any bellas yet, but they are just so cute!!

Anonymous said...

Yummalicioius! I want all of it! :-) Great blog candy! THANKS FOR THE CHANCE TO WIN IT!

leeannafatovic@bellsouth.net

Peggy Maier said...

Congratulations on your design team status! I know you'll have fun! Love your Bella cards & get lots of inspiration from them. I am a subscriber via your RSS feed. Thanks for offering this great candy with LOTS of Bella images!!!

Pat S. said...

Hi Jillabella!
Congratulations on joining the Paper Pretties Design Team!

And thank you for awesome blog candy :)

I am a registered subscriber.
One thing I really like on your blog is the tutorial that you recently posted, on Dry Embossing...it gave me some ideas I just have to try!

Denise... said...

I subscribed...and I am hoping and hoping that I get picked. I don't have any bellas!!! Love the blog...always great inspiration. Thanks so much!

scfranson said...

I just subscribed too. You have a wonderful blog so full of inspiration.
Claudia

mara g said...

What wonderful blog candy!!! I love the Bellas but dont have any yet! I just subscribed to your blog. Cant wait to see more.

melissa f said...

I subscribe already. What great blog candy. Oh please pick me!

Anonymous said...

Jill,
I already subscribe to your blog and look forward to your updates. I love your creations. What a great blog candy to offer us readers! I recently subscribed to the PaperPretties monthly card club and I'm anxiously awaiting my first shipment.
Have a great weekend.

patmas said...

Jill,
(sorry this is my 2nd post, but I didn't see my name on my post). Oops!
I already subscribe to your blog and look forward to your updates. I love your creations. What a great blog candy to offer us readers! I recently subscribed to the PaperPretties monthly card club and I'm anxiously awaiting my first shipment.
Have a great weekend.

Cheri said...

I just found your site (courtesy of the Queen of Scrap!) and you are so enabling my brand new Bella fetish! What fun! Thanks!

Crestajune said...

I love your blog, I check it frequently, and have a link to it from my blog. You are a very talented crafter. Thanks for the chance at the blog candy. Love those Bellas!!

Lilian said...

hi jillian,

i have subscribed to your blog using google reader. thanks for sharing all your neat ideas and for the chance to win! :)

Heather Leech said...

Hi!
I read your blog regularly through Google reader, but have subscribed for emails as well. Thanks for a chance at some awesome goodies!! I love Bellas, though I'm managed to restrain myself and have only placed one order so far. But the new ones are sooo cute!
Thanks again!
Heather L.

ejones said...

I subscribed to your blog today. I looooove Bellas, but don't own any myself (my husband has reined me in on my stamp addiction for the time being). Awesome giveaways. Looking forward to checking out your blog.

Stamp4hobby said...

I already subscribe but I am leaving a comment in hopes of winning your great blog candy!

A Webb Of Creations said...

Great Blog candy, I subscribed to your blog. I have seen many bellas that I love, but I don't own any, yet. Thanks

Linda Webb

Anonymous said...

You will never be sorry you learned to decorate cakes. I am self taught and started when my son had his first birthday. Talking about biting off more that you can chew. I started with a tiered cake!! Now 21 years, 3 children and one son-in-law later, they still enjoy me decorating birthday cakes. We have our first grandchild on the way, so I expect there will be a lot more birthday cakes in the making for me.

I came across your blog via Julie's blog. I am throughly enjoying each of your entries. I don't have any of the bella's but think they would be a lot of fun to have. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win the candy!

Lastel/STAMPINSTEL said...

I think I subscribed to your blog about a week ago . Love your blog , and the cake you did was awesome . Thanks for offering such great blog candy !

Anonymous said...

WOW!! Pick me pick me!!!! I already subscribe to your blog,Although just recently signed up! Love you stuff !Your cakes are amazing!!!! Judy R

Laura W said...

I am officially subscribed :), and I very much enjoy checking in and seeing what you've made lately. :) lol

Tracy.H said...

Wow, what awesome candy! I am subscribed through my Googlereader. Love all your creations...keep up the awesome work! :0)

Barbara said...

A friend referred me to your site and I must say that after seeing your blog no one has to tell me twice to subscribe - I did that immediately!!! I really like your style!!!

Sheryl Brown said...

HI, Jillian, I am so impressed by your blog. I received a link from my online friend, Kristine, and had to check it out. Stampin', blog candy and beautiful cakes all in one place. Can't beat that! :)
Have a great day!

Jenn Mash said...

Hi Jilly!

Okay, I really did sign up to read your blogging! The bellas are so darn cute. I need to get moving and get to some more card-making. We'll have to exchange cake makin' notes next Saturday too, I took the Wilton Fondant and Gum Paste course a few months back. I love your flower cake! :)

Pat S. said...

Hi Jillabella!
Congratulations on joining the Paper Pretties Design Team!

And thank you for awesome blog candy :)

I am a registered subscriber.

I'm glad you showed us what you can make in that weird looking cake pan...I sure couldn't figure it out :)

Roni said...

WOW! I love everyone's Bellas! They are precious. I already subscribe to your blog ` love it!

sylv s. said...

You have some great ideas on your blog, the embossed tutorial was just priceless!

I am currently subscribed to your blog and would love to win those stamped bella images! It would give me a chance to try it before I buy it.

Crystal (happy2stamp4ever on SCS) said...

Jill (& Scott) -
I found your blog awhile ago, and saved it to my faves RIGHT away...and now it's my first subscription!! You seem like such a fun, sweet person & it's been a delight to read your writings.

When I saw the blog candy, I about fell off my chair. SERIOUSLY. I absolutely LOVE Bellas, and I don't have any yet! I WOULD LOVE this blog candy. It would make my DAY...no, try YEAR!!! =)

PLEASE, please pick me???

Anonymous said...

I just got my first bella stamps--they are so much fun. You cupcake cake is absolutely darling-you are very talented.

Vikktorea said...

I'm an avid reader of your blog and huge fan of your work. P.S. I love the giant cupcake cake ;)

Pat S. said...

Hi Jillabella!
Congratulations on joining the Paper Pretties Design Team!

And thank you for awesome blog candy :)

I am a registered subscriber.
Your blog is a fun read :)

Whimsey said...

I LOVE the cake pan and the results-how stinking cute is that!!!!! I subscribed to your blog a week or so ago - can't remember how I came across it, but I love your work!

Ida said...

I recently found your blog and am enjoying it. I don't own any Bella images (hard to believe) but would sure love to win your blog candy. PS your cupcake pan looks very yummy indeed. Ida

Anonymous said...

Hi Jillabella - Please enter me in the Blog Candy contest, it looks so 'tasty'! I hope you and Scott have a Happy Holla-versary! -- can't wait to hear that story.

Thanks for sharing your creativity.
Cherie - Los Angeles

Stacey said...

Great blog candy!!!! I'm a bella addict also I just love them.

Shirley Killian said...

Wow you are making me hungey with all the pics of cakes and cupcakes!!! Your flower cake is gorgeous..I could never decorate cakes because I would be big as a barn!!I love your cards as well and totally enjoy reading your blog!!!!!!

Suzy said...

How exciting! I am subscribing right now - and I LOVE cake decorating. But cupcake decorating is my favorite. It actually shares so much in common with papercrafting I am sure that is why a lot of us love it =D

Pat S. said...

Hi Jillabella!
Congratulations on joining the Paper Pretties Design Team!

And thank you for awesome blog candy :)

I am a registered subscriber.
Your blog is a fun read :)

I don't see the winner posted yet, so I thought I would drop in another comment.

Tracy in Michigan said...

I'm already subscribed but would love a chance to win the 'candy'. What a 'sweet' thing to do! And congrats on the design team - that's fantastic!! :-)

Tracy

Jill said...

My grandparents ran a bakery for 35 years and I grew up with it- you did well on the first one and I love the new pan- Who made it? That's a must have! Great blog candy as well. I am new to the bella world and I just love them. My addiction will grow quickly! Thanks for sharing your talent!
Jill

Debbie said...

What a fantastic blog and the blog candy. all I can say is WOW!! I sure hope your husband picks me. He He. Your creativity is amazing and I am truly inspired when I view your work. Take care.

Tami said...

I love your blog and LOVE your cake creations! Great job and congrats on making the dt for paper pretties. All of your influences finally sent me over there to subscribe and unfortunately she hasn't put up the notice if it's okay to put ina new subscription. So, I'll have to live vicariously through you all (I really like the upcoming MFT set). Anyway, I subscribed and hoping I win (I love bellas too)

janet allen said...

Cards & Cakes and all are so gorgeous. And who doesn't love Belle! Hope you pick me.

Patti said...

Oohhh!! Yummy ... blog candy! :) I subscribed. I not only love all your stamping posts but your cake decorating stuff is great too. I don't decorate cakes ... but my Mom did. When I have extra time (what's that!?!) maybe I'll try it! Great blog!

dd2njoy said...

I'm already subscribed,your blog is bellawesome!!! And your candy...hope to bellawin this bellaprize,it's bellawonderful!!
Thanks for the bellachance!!

chatterbox said...

Hi,
I subscribed to your blog a week ago - simply because I LOVE your sense of humor, down to earth (ok, my earth)chatter, and your creative projects. Some day's I just need a little inspiration - and this blog sure has helped me out of my mini slump. BUT... when I saw your bellas in the candy package...OMG! I didn't even know what a bella was... I have a new mission...Bella collecting!
Thanks for sharing your ideas, not sure my husband is going to like my new hobby though.

Ruth said...

Dear Jillian,
Konichiwa from Tokyo, Japan! I am ending my seven weeks here. I haven't seen any stamping projects with your beautiful colors or designs yet. When I get back, I can't wait to take some of your classes again.

If I win your blog candy contest, I'll probably get hooked on Bellas, like you. Thanks!
Ruth

5ftnothin' said...

So glad I decided to check out Paper Pretties website & found your blog. I'm signed up, ready to read & enjoy your fabulous inspiration!
I must find one of those cake pans! My 13 yr. old granddaughter (who also enjoys stamping) just started her 2nd course in cake decorating. She would looooove this cake!!
Thank you for the chance to win such great blog candy!
Kathy

cjknick said...

I have previously subscribed and love visiting. Your ideas are truly inspiration!

Cindy in Boise

Elizabeth said...

What!? Blog candy. That's new to me. Sounds fun.

Just subscribed a week or two ago and I love it. Your humor and talent brightens my day!

I adore the bellas, but don't own any yet. One day soon.

Smiles