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Sunday, January 31, 2010

CHA Top Pick #1 and Some Blog Candy

Did you think I fell off the face of the planet? Because I sure feel like it! Ever since I got back from CHA, I've been exhausted. I think I was running on adrenaline the whole week. I also sprained my ankle but pushed through walking on the floor however NOW just at home, it's killing me. But enough about me! Time for some PICS!!

Ok, this is my first CHA top pick post. I'm gonna show you some of the stuff from CHA that I just loved! And these posts will probably be a little picture heavy. What can I say? I love pictures. This picture is of me standing at the Clear and Simple Stamps Supershow booth.

Now, Clear and Simple stamps are new to me but they have been around for a while now. They are owned by a mother daughter duo (seriously sweet ladies!) Reenee is mom and Ewunike (Nicki, I hope it's ok to call you that!) is daughter. Teehee, Reenee's last name (and Nicki's maiden name) is BRADY. It's like I was meant to be in love with this company! How could I not? Here's a picture of me and Nicki. Look at her sweet face! She's just as nice as she looks. I actually loved everyone at the booth! They were all fantastic!


Ok, now onto some PRODUCT info. Lately, I've been feeling the need to place an order for some card stock. Did you know that I used to use the kind you bought at Michael's in the value pack? Yikes, it's not great stuff, especially for card bases. Anyhow, Nicki was telling that all the CSS card stock colors and made to match Copic markers. WOW! How much do I love that?! I got a little sample pack of the card stock. The colors are rich! I love them. The card stock is super smooth and a nice weight for cardmaking. Not only that, but they have matching BUTTONS, ribbons and ink. EEEEK!!! (This pic if some fun project samples.)

I also got a couple little stamps sets from the Clear and Simple Stamps booth. I've tried stamping them with the CSS Hybrid ink and my ink at home (Memento) and the stamps stamped perfectly on both occasions. Now, I can be a bit wary of some clear stamps. But these are super nice. I got a nice crisp image and appreciate that a lot.

Another thing I LOVE LOVE LOVED at the CSS booth was the templates!! Oh my gosh! Look at this robot! It was made with one of their templates! Maybe I'm a little goofy but this robot made my heart super happy. You can find all sorts of AMAZING templates on the CSS blog for FREE!

But wait! Didn't I say there was BLOG CANDY? ;) Yes, I most certainly did! Nicki was kind enough to give me some stuff to give to YOU! How cool is that!?!? Here's a little St Patrick's Day set (but would work great for good luck type cards), a Glamazon Green hybrid ink pad, and a little clear block. Just add your own paper and you could start stamping!!

1 entry for each of these things:
1. Just leave a comment, easy peasy
2. Leave ANOTHER comment telling me what you favorite item on the Clear and Simple Stamps shop is
3. Blog, Tweet, or Facebook this giveaway (you can leave one comment for each)
4. Follow me, you know you want to. You can leave a comment if you already follow me too.

I will close this blog candy in one week. It will close Feb 6 and I will announce a winner shortly after.

37 comments:

  1. Follow the yellow brick roa.. um....
    I mean, I already follow you. But now I've got that song stuck in my head. Darn.

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  2. Yay! Love it! Look how cute you and Nicki are together! :) Wish I could jump in and hug you both! I think one of my fave things about CSS is that they have FANTASTIC tempates.... FOR FREE! Love them so much! I will be showcasing an AWESOME template on my bloggy tomorrow, matter of fact. ;-) That, and the fact that they have stamp sets for EVERY occassion...seriously. Everything. Love it!

    Love the post, and love pics! (Please don't enter me in for the candy, just leavin' some love...*wink, wink!*)

    ~Sarah~
    (CSS DT)

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  3. Hi - I enjoyed reading about your adventure at CHA - sounds like you had a blast! I hope your ankle gets better soon.... take care. The blog candy is simply sweet!

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  4. Oh man - it's too hard to choose just 1 favorite... I love their stamps, but only have a couple sets so far! If I had to choose just 1, the one on my wishlist is the Pumpkin Patch set (listed under Halloween in the Holiday collection.)

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  5. My comment #3 for the 3rd entry in the fab blog candy.... I added your candy pic and link in my sidebar candy box on my blog HERE

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  6. Entry #4 because I am already a follower. {grin} Thanks for all the chances to win... I'll keep my fingers crossed!

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  7. Helloooooooooo--I love visiting your site:) You have amazing stuff and creations all the time! YOU ROCK:) Love the pics--wish I was there!

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  8. My fav items from the Clear & Simple shop...Sweethearts and Love notes...gotta love anything about LOVE:)

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  9. FOLLOW--and I already RSS feed...so now I will get TWO emails:) HOOORAY!

    **NOTE:: I am not stalking you:)

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  10. Tweet tweet...http://twitter.com/jb_designs

    Thanks!! YOU ROCK:)

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  11. What a fun giveaway! Love the photos of CSS from CHA. Nicki and Reenee really are wonderful!

    Hope you enjoy your new products. (Please don't enter me in the blog candy, just stopping to say hi).

    Beth M
    CSS DT

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  12. I do follow you and fab pics! Lovely candy! Hugs,moni

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  13. All products are great, but right now I need some monograms stamps, so this is my choise. Hugs,moni

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  14. My 3rd chance, I did post a candy about your candy on my blog:
    http://moni-ustvarja.blogspot.com/2010/01/candy.html
    Hugs,moni

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  15. And I am your follower on tweeter! Hugs,moni

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  16. Thanks so much for sharing and for the great giveaway Please count me in
    tanyainjville@yahoo.com

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  17. My fave Clear and Simple stamp is the Crop Night Darling
    tanyainjville@yahoo.com

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  18. You rock! Maybe next year we can visit CHA together?

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  19. I bet you had such a blast..sorry about your ankle..I would have toughed it out too.

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  20. I am a follower of you your highness.

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  21. Great pic Ash! I bet is was SO much fun to meet everyone at CHA! I hope I can go sometime! Love hearing about your Top Picks!!! Hope you feel energized soon! :-)

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  22. Hi Ashley! You looked like you had so much fun at CHA (so jealous lol). Thanks for doing such a sweet giveaway =)

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  23. Oh wow, it was so hard to pick but because it's almost valentines, i'll pick Sweet Hearts. I love how the hearts are the leaves and they added a hearts background stamp.

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  24. I have become a follower as well. Thanks =)

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  25. I haven't blurf in a while and WOW, you got to go to CHA!!! Lovely stuff you're sharing!!!

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  26. Oh, WOW! I just went and checked out their shop and I LOVE that they have cardstock to match copics! That is a genious idea!
    Their stamps are also super cute! Thanks for telling us about this fab company, Ashley!

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  27. And you know I already follow you, girl! ;)

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  28. Your candy just awesome! Thanks and thanks for the chance to win!
    Ukka

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  29. My favorite items from the Lifestyle Collection-Oh, boy)))Love it!
    Ukka

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  30. I have popped you in my sidebar in my log http://pishitejulie.blogspot.com/!! Oh fingers and toes and everything else crossed!!

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  31. I'm your follower.
    Greetings from Russia,
    Ukka

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  32. I am leaving a comment for your fab blog candy Ashley! Hope your ankle feels better!

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  33. I love the background stamps "wall flower" from clear and simple... Thanks for another chance!

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  34. I am a follower. I just stalked you before!

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  35. I also put your blog candy info in my blog roll on the sidebar of my blog! Thanks for so many chances!

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  36. this is wonderful. love the photo's from CHA.. I know I am alittle late for this but it is still the 6th.. thanks for a chance. Xx

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  37. Great Choice! We loved them at CHA TOO!

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