Saturday, September 18, 2010

Eye Candy!

Now please don't think this is odd... but I figured it was time to celebrate!  I wish there was a way to thank each and every one of you for the support you have given me this summer - all I could come up with that was realistic was some Blog Candy... In another couple of weeks I will have my "final eye" and things have come out really well. I am feeling great, and gotten back to pretty much everything that I did "before the accident". Even having the "blind side" in my vision has a sense of becoming normal. So because I have been so blessed I thought it is now it is time to celebrate with some "Eye Candy"!

I went shopping at the Scrapbook Convention, trying to find a few things that I knew you would love and had a couple of things I have been saving special for you in my stash! Hope you like all that I picked out :0)

So what is in this really bad photo?

I found a booth at the show called Heartfelt Creations - they make coordinating stamps with exclusive Spellbinders Dies!!! So I got a set for the candy - The Posy  Patch; 7 stamps and then 7 matching dies...  Of course I had to get me a set too and with my new set I stamped out some of the flowers, colored them and cut them to show you how cute they are! Oh stacking them is even more fun!

Then there was a booth with lots of bling! - So I picked you up three different sets of flourishes!

Queen and Co. has some adorable felt border.. found two winter ones perfect for the season.

Two spools of ribbon - one with Happy Holidays and another with Happy Birthday.

In my stash I had a new pack of Time Holtz Grunge board in a dot pattern.

And then also from my stash, I have three Noel Sarah Kays from Stampavie. Noel Charity, Noel Eve and Noel Peace.  I have been saving these since last year for some candy.  I was sent a few by mistake last year and Heidi said I could share them with my readers as blog candy - So this part of my candy is a gift from Stampavie :0)   We all love Stampavie!

Sound like a few things you might like to use? Well the rules are simple - leave a comment on this post. Only one comment per person please. That is about it :0)  If you would like to become a follower if you are not already that is wonderful, but not required. I will ship world wide so no worries there - Random Number Generator will be use to choose a winner on October 3rd - The plan is by then I should have my final eye and I can show it to you all then as well.

Thanks again so much - all of your support is one of the main reasons I got through this!
HUGE HUGS!!

115 comments:

judy anderson said...

Well I am signing up.
I also tithe new income and you are next on my list. Just a few more orders, some mail I have been expecting and then it will be off to you.

SusanBluerobot said...

I am glad things are really going well for you . You are always in my thoughts

Rhonda Miller said...

What great eye candy. I love the flowers and matching dies. Thank you for a chance to win.

christina said...

It is amazing to me how lost we feel when we lose something we use everyday. Then one day you realze you don't even miss it! Our other elements take over and make up for it. I am glad all is working out well for you.

Sheri said...

I am so happy you have found your new normal. You are certainly my hero. Never once did I hear you complain or say why me? A true example of what we should all be.

I subscribe to your blog and am happy to tell you it is working well now. Remember when we were talking back and forth trying to make it work again? Thanks for your help.

Sharyn Davis said...

wow, what a generous list of goodies you are giving away!!
Knowing you are well in both mind and body makes us all a winner.
I enjoy your blog and look forward to catching up daily.
take care,
sharyn

Karen McAlpine said...

Those Spellbinders look pretty cool. I am already a follower. I am so glad to hear you are doing so well! God Bless!

Anita said...

I am already a follower. I am so excited that things are getting back to normal for you. What yummy blog candy!

Lisa said...

so glad things are going well/better, I am already a follower and thanks so much for the chance to win

Helle said...

Hello
I am so glad to hear that things are going your way,good luck!!

I still belive in Santa Claus,so now I am sitting here with fingers and toes crossed :-)
I am already a follower,I've linked to your candy in my blog.

-Helle- in Norway

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

oh this candy is too yummy to pass up, here is my entry. I am so glad things have turned around and you are healing well and feeling great. I'm still crazy jealous that you can color and bring more definition with one eye, than I can with two, lol. I guess when you start out super talented you remain super talented, lol. I get your feedbiz to see your beautiful cards.

Rufus said...

I'm so very happy for you! But what has gotten you through all of this is your positive attitude. Never have you complained, at least not here! (maybe we should ask hubby, but I'll be you didn't to him either!) Love your Animal Crackers Sat. and all the marvelous cards you post. Can't wait to see the "new" you! Thanks for the chance at some nifty candy.
R/

ScrappingHappy said...

to sweet and i have a sweet tooth love it

Cherie said...

Michelle, You are such an inspiration to others who are having a personnal trial. Bless you for your positive attitude and endurance! You rock lady! Thanks for the opportunity to win some goodies. I love the new Heartfelt Creations!

Hugs from Texas!

Linda said...

HEE!! HAW!! I'm so glad to hear that everything is going so well for you!! I'm so excited to see a picture of you and your new "look". Your work on your cards hasn't changed one little bit! You're back to doing what you do best --- CREATING wonderful things!!
Hugs right back atcha!
Linda

athleticsecretary said...

I'm so happy that you are doing well. I really love your blog - those animals of yours are "the bomb"! The eye candy is wonderful - thanks for the chance to win it! We were just in Texas and every time we went by a ranch with donkeys and/or goats, I wondered if it was yours! Thank you! Peg (Iowa)

juli (sweetpz) said...

Thank you so much for offering some great eye candy! I'm glad you are doing well. I don't know how i would survive if my vision was gone. You are so very brave and an insipration =)

hugs
juli

p.s your donkeys and goats are so cute!!!

Larisa said...

Nice candy))) Love all goodies a lot) Thanks for the chance to win it))

Teepee said...

Michelle - have been a follower for a long time; pray for you often and know that God will have the glory for all you've been through. You are such a blessing to those of us who care for you. Love, love, love the blog reports of your "hairy children" and am so glad they provide you such love.
Hugs, Terre

Linda w said...

You have had such a wonderful positive attitude during this whole time of adjustment. You have been an inspiration to me. Gotta love those Saturday posts the best. Sharing your love of all your critters just makes my day so much brighter.

stamp on...

Randi WS said...

Hi Michelle, I'm so glad to read that things are going so well that you want to celebrate it!!! ;)
Your candy is really beautiful, I would love to win it :)
Best wishes, Randi WS

Linda Peterson said...

It has been so exciting to read your updates on your eye. Your optimism is so uplifting to me. Plus, love to hear and see all of your pets. Your cards are absolutely beautiful!! Thank you so much for all you do!

gingerbaby said...

You are such a strong person. I admire you. You have been through so much but still have a positive attitude. God Bless you.
hugs,
Brooke

jane said...

WOW Michelle.. that candy looks amazing.. I am so glad that you are doing better and to see you being creative again. Thank you for inspirering me on a daily basis.. hugs from Denmark

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Heather said...

So glad to hear how well you are doing, your constant optimism is an inspiration to us all.

What an a amazing candy, thanks for the chance to win :)

God Bless, Heather

Lorraine A said...

I am so happy that things are getting back to normal for you :-) You have been an inspiration to us all ,, your bravery and positive attiutude is brilliant :-)

I would love the chance to win this gorgeous candy :-) I will be keeping everything crossed :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Shirl said...

Michelle, I'd like to salute you for your constant positive energy and inspiration to us all :) Glad to hear that things are getting back to normal for you :)

Thank you so much for a chance to win this lovely candy.

Hugs,Shirl

TanySol said...

Oh Michelle!!! I'm so glad for you!!!!!
Thanks for the chance to win this awesome candy!!!! Love your blog.
Thank you!

ribenaruby said...

Wonderful news Michelle, wishing you only the best! Such great positive attitude you have and offering a great candy too, would love to enter please. Ruby x

Mindy said...

So glad, you are fine.
I've been you "silent follower" for a while before your accident (=not listed, but have a direkt link in my sidebar).
Love your cards and Animal Crackers... just have to see what's up.
And your candy, jammy :)

gea said...

I'm so glad you are ok now !! And I love your candy !!! tank you for the chance 1

gila said...

Hallo Michelle,

ich freu mich das es dir gut geht, du schaffst das.
Danke für die Chance
lg gila

Yvonne said...

I'm also signing in. This is real candy but the occasion is more important!! Hugs, Yvonne

wendy scrappings said...

So happy to read you are doing well. And get your final eye.
I can't imagine how you got through this difficult time. But you did! You're a strong woman!

Thanks for celebrating with some gorgeous candy!!

Penni said...

Glad things are improving for you Michelle.

Super Candy, thanks for the chance to win.

Hugs
Penni
X

Jolita said...

Good to hear you're feeling great!
Very sweet of you to share this great eyecandy with us, it's a great candy. I'm follower for quit some time now.
Enjoy your sunday!
Hugs, Jolita

grandmabear said...

Glad Ur coming along so well!! UR postive attitude is great. Glad to know UR eye will be ready. UR cards are as sharp as ever. Put me in UR drawing

Dorthe Riis said...

I am so happy for you, that everything is going so well for you afterall. I am looking forwards to seeing you with your new eye. Good wishes. Dorthe

Jenny V. said...

I am glad things are okay, so sweet of you to be offering this lovely eye candy with us. I really like that flowers and matching dies. Thanks for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

I'm so thrilled for you that things have healed so nicely and you've returned to "normal". I always wonder what that is....... So happy to celebrate with you and thanks for the chance to win some fabulous eye candy.
Beth Greco

Katie-Louise Oakley said...

Thanks for the chance to win these fab goodies - I have been a follower of yours for a while now and just wanted to say that you are an inspiration to all :-) xx

Tracy said...

Wow those flowers are gorgeous, I love what you have put in your candy, I will put it in my side bar. I'm already a follower, thanks for the chance to win.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Jo said...

Michelle, thank you so much for the chance to win this fab candy. Really pleased that everything is going so well for you. Hugs Jo x

Barboo said...

I am so happy that you are feeling better. Thank you for offering such a nice blog gift. Hope all of your days ahead are great ones. Hugs

eMh said...

It's sure is time to celabrate! I'm so glad that everything worked out for you and that you are feeling better! Lots of "get well hugs"
//Emma

Lisa Summerhays said...

How sweet of you! I'm digging the eye candy. :) Hope all continues to go well!

Craftnut said...

Thanks for the great candy michelle. i enjoy visiting your blog and am glad you are on the mend. Tracy x

Oma said...

I'm so happy to hear that you are feeling so much better. The eye candy is fabulous and I can't wait to see the "new" you! Thanks for the chance to win some fabulous candy!

Divinity said...

so glad things are going well for you. :)
that's quite a stash of goodies -- would love to win this!!! keeping my fingers crossed!!! :) thanks for the chance!

Ann said...

I am so glad you have adjusted well but then there was never any doubt in my mind you wouldn't with your amazingly positive attitude. Thanks for the chance to win some fun eye candy and thanks for sharing all your fur babies with us they are the high light of my Saturday mornings. Hugs Ann

Carol Dee said...

WOW, what a generous prize popackage. Count me in !!! More than the prize drawing I am looking forward to seeing the final results of your eye process. I am so pleased all has turned out to the very best outcome. Hugs...

Sharon said...

Your attitude throughout all this has been an inspiration, you are such a strong person.
This is so thoughtful & thanks for the chance to win.
I'm already a follower.
Many hugs
Sharon x

Lorraine said...

i think you are amazing after all you have been through you really are a very strong positive woman and an inspiration to us all you really are.I think the candy you have chosen is gorgeous and those flowers are so beautiful thankyou for the chance of winning xx

mitch1066 said...

oh im addicted to the internet,so many wonderful creative people and blogs!Thanks for inspiring us:)

TA Carbone said...

Candy or no candy Michelle, I don't need an reason to post as I do so much as it is. Love your blog but love ya as a "Internet Friend" and keep up with you all the time.

Hugs
TA
http://carbonescorner.blogspot.com

PeeJay said...

Oh my! How generous. Have to say I'm a really bad blogger. I've been following your blog for a very long time but have never commented. I just love the Animal Crackers updates and your cards are an inspiration and it's wonderful to see you have found your new normal.

NinaN said...

I love your blog! I started following it after your accident (so sorry for that) when I saw a link on another blog about the donkey smiles cards. I've since fallen in love with your attitude, your creativity and all your beautiful 4 legged babies! Thanks for the chance to win such an awesome prize and for bringing a smile to my face every time I see those donkeys :D

Judith Veldhuizen said...

Great candy!! I'm a new follower of yours.. i really love animals, zo I think its great that you blog about donkeys!!
I've put your candy on my sidebar!

Greetings, Judith
http://artdogz.blogspot.com

Ashley Lydia said...

I have been a follower of your blog for quite a long time, This candy is GREAT!!! but honestly better than the candy is the fact that things are coming together for you. Your positive attitude has impacted me as a person, you are so positive through even the toughest situations. After going through such a hardship you have picked yourself right back up and have become ten times stronger. I pray you continue to feel much better!! ~*Hugs*~
Ashley

Helen/Creamieke said...

Hi Michelle,
Glad to hear that everything goes in the right direction. Admire your attitude. Found your blog some time ago by accident and love it, especially the animal stories/ pictures. What a great candy you are giving away. Love the dies and the stamps.
Thanks/Regards,
Helen from Holland

Caroljenks said...

Gorgeous 'Eye Candy' Michelle :)

Thanks so much for offering a fab prize - and thanks also for being such an inspiration to us all .....and not only in the craft room :)

Carol x

CHARITY CRAFTER said...

Hi x I think the blog candy is amazing x But the best present is to know you are doing so well hun x Leigh x

helen ... said...

waw candy time, heeeeeeeeee thank you for the oportunity =), iam old follower
hugssssss
have a nice weekend
helen

deborah said...

I am so glad you are doing well
and that you will have your new eye soon. and that you are working on your cards. I to have only one good eye to see out of it hard but I still do it. and I love the eye candy.

papersunshine said...

You are such an inspiration! I cant believe how well you have taken all of this and moved on with your life. I am sure there were and are tough times but your attitude is awesome :) Congrats on the success of your "new vision" and your cards look just as fantastic as ever. I am glad you get to go back out to your animal family again and enjoy them too :)

Heidi said...

Oh Michelle, I have been wanting those heartfelt creation dies so I am signing up. I am just so glad you are doing better, I still can't imagine and find you so inspiration. And of course, I gotta get my weekly fill of the donkies!

Melissa said...

Happy to hear you are doing well! October 3rd is fast approaching, good luck with everything.

NanaBeth said...

I agree your well being is candy enough for all of us! All the wonderful pics of your "babies" is always the high point of my weekend. Think we've converted hubby-he's talking about looking for a larger place!

Maryann said...

Hi Michelle, I´m soo glad to hear, that you´re getting this far now, and things work out soo well for you. And good luck with the new eye, I know, it´ll make a hugge difference for you, and that´s all that matters, that you get all back to your old self again. I´ve been a follower a while and always look forward to see what´s in my reader everydayy and enjoy to see all your things and small stories here.
Best of luck with everything hun.

Jo said...

Oh that is sooo sweet of you to offer this up! SInce sending the card off to you all those weeks ago I've been checking in every few weeks just to see how you are getting along. And it has always been such a joy to read baout your journey and to read all your popsitivity, You really are an amazing lady Michelle!

Cynde said...

So very sweet if you Michelle. I'm so happy all is going well with you and you will soon have your new eye. Such Great news!
Your Fall card is gorgeous...wonderful job on it.
Thanks for the chance on the candy.
Your so inspiring, and such a sweetie. Thanks for sharing all your card making tips, your animals and most of all your great inner strength.

paperpapier said...

glad that things are going well for you. Admire your strength and courage to face the difficulties. You are one amazing and inspiring person...May god continue his blessings on you and family.
warm hugs, heaney

Holly said...

Oh you are just too sweet! I'm looking forward to seeing a new picture of your cute face after you get your new eye all fixed up. Keep on posting your beautiful artwork and pics of those adorable goats and donkeys!!

Niki said...

Michelle,
I'm so glad things are going well for you. You are so generous to share! I started looking at your blog for the cards, and now look forward to the Animal Crackers just as much. The artwork is great, and the animals are precious.

Niki

Ms. Cheryl said...

How wonderful of you. I think of you often and wonder how you are adjusting. I'm so glad to know you are moving right along. Glad to see you are crafting and enjoying life as usual. ms_cheryl

Bobbi said...

I am so glad to hear that everything is going so well and that your final eye will be in soon. Thanks for the chance at some great candy.

Ida said...

Wow what a great Blog Candy. You have really been an inspiration to so many. Thanks for your generosity in sharing with others.

Nancy said...

Oh I am loving these Stampavie cards that you are sharing with us. Another beauty! These fall colors you have been using make me want fall here NOW. You are offering some wonderful candy - thanks for this opportunity! I am so glad you continue to improve all the time.

redstamper7 said...

Hello, Michelle.

So glad you are recovering from your summer bump in the road. I have adored your art and animal tales for a long time. Thanks for the chance at the candy.

Becky T

Gail said...

Each time I visit your blog you sound so positive .At the end of the day it was an accident and not some horrible life threatening illness you had come down with.You're right to be so cheery.

lianne said...

So glad to hear you are healing well, and your positive outlook is wonderful. I'm new to stamping and even newer to following blogs but I'm learning slowly. Love your cards. Confess to loving those sarah kay images too - they remind me of my childhood :) Blessings

Wilma said...

I'm so glad that, after all, everything is fine with you and your eye. Thank God for that. I loooovveeee your art!!!

Marilyn said...

Oh, I am so glad that you are getting back to normal! The eye candy looks terrific - and I don't think I have any of those things in my stash - which is a wonder in itself. I hope that you continue to improve everyday.

Archies Mum said...

Lovely candy Michelle. So glad to read that things are now going well for you. You are a very lovely person

Mary said...

Glad to hear you are doing well. Thanks so much for the chance to win the wonderful blog candy. I love the die cut flowers!

MicheleV said...

YOU are amazing!
I love reading your blog & I'm very happy for you!

Peachy Wessels said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win. I just discovered your blog, you have beautiful work. I can't wait for more.

Diane.W. said...

Great candy & great blog.
Luv all your cute cute animals :o)x

Michele Spera said...

Michelle
I became a follower of yours during the accident time, and I loved your cards, and wanted to just keep track of how you were doing:-( my heart went out to you then, and now I am so happy you are feeling better and getting back into a normal routine in your life:-) Good luck with your new permanent eye coming upxoxo your blog candy looks wonderful:-) thanks for sharing
XMicheleX

LadyTrucker said...

I am so glad to hear you are feeling good enough to craft! Nothing makes you feel great like crafting up a storm, so you must be feeling awesome with the projects you posted!
Thanks for celebrating your recovery with us all with the great blog candy!

bumblebee creations said...

What a wonderful bunch of candy! Glad things are better with your eye! I would love to be entered into your draw. thanks!

madebyKarla said...

Glad you are doing well and best wishes to you! Thanks for offering this generous blog candy, I will post about it on my sidebar at http://madebykarla10.blogspot.com/

Billie's Scrappetique said...

Oh WOW! I stumbled upon you from a friend's link and found this post. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Heartfelt Creations products! Fun & Gorgeous! Feel free to check my blog in a couple of days. I'll be giving away a blog candy too. :o)

Ruddy's mom said...

Hi Michelle, Love the new babies so,so cute!
Glad you are doing so well.
Your fall card is beautiful.
Thanks so much for the chance to win such a awesome candy!
Cheryl R.

Allison said...

I was just coming around to see how you're doing...glad to see you so optimistic and creating again! Welcome to your new baby donkey too!

Basteltriene said...

Wow, das ist ja ein klasse Candy. Danke das du uns die Möglichkeit gibst so schöne Dinge zu gewinnen.
Liebe Grüße Gisela aus Deutschland!

Sonia said...

Hi Michelle
So happy to read you are doing well. Thanks for sharing this Eye Candy.
Blessings!!

**Sony**
Sonia-Studio60

Message Keeper said...

Hi Michelle,

Wish you all goes well with you and God bless you with His love always!

Thanks for this eye candy and I posted this on my blog sidebar.

Hugs,
Evelyn @ Message Keeper
http://messagekeeper.blogspot.com/

Julie M said...

What great candy - and the best name for a giveaway ever! I'm so glad to hear you're doing so well. And thanks for the chance to win.

Julie :o)

Kirsten Alicia said...

Hi again Michelle. I would love to be very altruistic & generous & say I'm happy to let someone else win your 'eye candy', but these goodies are much too tempting for me not to enter. :) Seriously, I'm not someone who ever wins & I will be delighted for whoever is the recipient, but thank you very, very much for giving us a chance to win. You are an inspiration to all of us & I keep you in my thoughts every day.

Shana said...

Thanks for the blog candy, I look forward to your post every saturday, well inbetween too. Very sweet of you!

shanasewing at yahoo dot com

sequin said...

Thanks for the chance! Your wonderful candy! I hope to get lucky!
Link posted on the sidebar http://fantasy-of-sequins.blogspot.com/

ingrid said...

Hola Michelle
Me alegra que su salud este mejorando y quepronto estara completamente sana.
Gracias por su hermoso candy es usted muy generosa en compartir tan bellos materiales.
Hace tiempo soy su seguidora y siempre entro a ver sus lindos animales y sus espectaculares trabajos me encantan
Reciba un cordial saludo desde Venezuela.
que todo le salga muy bien y que Dios la acompañe
INGRID

Stefanie said...

I just love your blog. You're crafts, the fun animal pictures and you energy are really inspirering!

Keep on blogging.
Stefanie

Linda aka backroads girl said...

Ooh, what tasty eye candy! Yum, yum! Love Sarah Kay! She's one of my favs. Love your new blog look! Fits you perfectly. Glad you are doing well. Hugs and prayers,

Linda

Annelies said...

Great candy! I've put a link in my sidebar . Thanks for a chance to win! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

jacqui said...

iT'S SO GREAT TO HEAR YOUR DOING SO WELL!! THANKS FOR THE CHANCE TO WIN SUCH GREAT CANDY!!
HUGS
JACQUI X

JanneBritt said...

Heisann. Du har en fantastisk blogg, og eg beundrer alt du lager og er kjempeglad for du deler med alle andre.
Selv er eg nybegynner og har foreløbig ingen blogg, men håper den kommer etter hvert.

Prøver meg frem og beundrer alle de flotte kortene dine. Så som nybegynner hadde det vert supert og blitt vinner ;-)) av Candyen, håpe er lov.
Følger med den fantastisk flotte bloggen din med det unike innholdet.

sa_homespun / Michelle van Wyk said...

Wow, this is such a lovely blog that you have.. just love those donkeys.. so glad I found you too ! will definatley become a follower... you are very talented !

Holding thumbs and toes that I win...

Michelle van Wyk from Sunny South Africa..,.

Bev said...

Thanks for a chance to win such great candy. Have put a link in my sidebar. Will love to follow you. Love your blog.

Hugs

Bev

Priscilla said...

Michelle, I'm so happy to hear that you're doing so well! You must be getting used to your new vision because your coloring is awesome!! I am a huge fan...not just of your stamping, but of you and the great attitude you have towards life. You've really been an inspiration to so many.
Oh...and LOVE your new blog makeover!! {{hugs}}

Jeanne/Shelle86 said...

Im signing up - would be sweeeet to win something, just for once ;-) Glad things are looking good for you. Hugs Jeanne Dideriksen

Jackie said...

welcome back and thank you for the candy alert.

Katarina said...

You are such an inspiration Michelle, I'm just glad I could contribute to your fund. I linked you on my candypost:

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