Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Blog Candy #2: My Luuuv for Cardmaking

Hello friends,
Welcome to Blog Candy #2! Be sure to head back to the first post to make sure you don't miss out on the chance to win if you haven't already.
Here is Blog Candy #2:
Hi, I'm Karli and I'm a cardmaker. ;) Cardmaking is my luv & joy. There's nothing as sweet as receiving a handmade card cuz handmade=heartcrafted, don't ya think! So this collection will speak to the hearts of my fellow cardmakers. I've included some of my fav card crafting goddies.

In this collection you will receive:
* a set of 25 cards & envelopes to get you started
* a 6x6 K&Company Sweet Nectar Designer Paper pad- 96 sheets! SOOOO gorgeous, you will luuuv the colors!
* Martha Stewart Modern Garland edge punch - one of my favs
* 2 packages of flowers: 1 in shades of yellow & 1 in white you can dye to match your card
* Stamp: T!m Holtz
* Stamp Set: Martha Stewart: Birds
* Stamp Set: Martha Stewart: Flowers
* Stamp: Mermaid Emma: Sugar Plums from All that Scraps
* Stamp: Marcy with Rose from La La Land Crafts 
* Stamp Set: At the Lake from Heartfelt Creations
* Stamp Set: Posy Patch Flowers from Heartfelt Creations
* Stamp: Big Ribbon Tilda- Magnolia (I couldn't forget my beloved Maggies!)
* Viva Decor Pearl Pen: Ice White (do I really need to say how much I luuuuuv these??? Hee!)
* Viva Decor Paper Pen: Cream
* Viva Decor Paper Pen: Gold

But wait! There's more... I'm adding another one of my fav children's books to the mix. I will be adding:
                    Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
This is a tender, pulls at your heartstrings story about growing up & growing older. The first time I read this book was during my first week of teaching. I picked out a book from the classroom library to read to my second graders. I looked at the cover & thought "Ok, this looks interesting. It'll probably make a good read-aloud book" and I started reading it to them. Well, if you've read this book you might guess what happened next! So I was reading the book to my students & all was well until I got a little bit past the middle. Then it all fell apart----> more like, I fell apart! I started weeping & crying IN FRONT OF THE KIDS while reading the book!!! I was able to finish reading it, but poor kids were asking me "Mrs. Miranda, are you OK? Don't be sad. Do you want me to get you a Kleenex?" Oh my gosh, not my best teaching moment! But that day I learned one valuable lesson: always PREVIEW a book before I read it aloud to them! LOL!

 Phew!  Before your fingers get fiesty, remember to read THE RULES---> HERE. Leave your comment(s) on this post for Blog Candy #2.  You can leave a comment about whatever you'd like but I do have a question, if you'd like to answer it. ---> What is a life lesson you've learned that you'd like to pass on to others?
Good Luck friends!


  1. Life Lesson: Sometimes you just gotta let it go.
    Bridget Douglass
    Broken Bow NE
    (follower & Candy is posted on my sidebar)

  2. con't from Post #1
    Well, I'm an elementary school counselor. We have started our 'can't wait to do' state assessment this week. Since I'm the BTC (Building Test Coordinator, I always make a candy treat for the teachers. From Splitcoast I found the candy pencils. Love them! I ended up at your blog for inspiration on my take of the pencils.

    ps, haven't posted a pic yet, too busy passing out MAP tests, but I will!

    Ooops, forgot contact info on first post!
    Sally McD, Farmington, MO

  3. HAPPY 2 YEAR BLOGOVERSARY!!!!!! I love your blog
    thanks for sharing. looking foward to more years to come.. <3 ayde

  4. I wish I had know anout this when I was a wild teenager. My life lesson is: Your friends are just friends but when you are down and out of luck, your family is there to pick you back up.

  5. Hmmmm that's a hard one! Not that I haven't learned any but my mind at the moment is completely blank!! I guess just always watch what you say because words can never be taken back no matter how hard you try! I bought that book for my son for Christmas when he was younger. I boo hoo'd when I read it to him to! Great, great book! Hugs, Leanne
    Tobusyscrapping at bellsouth dot net

  6. I use to rush through life and try to control everything! Then I became a mom and my little girl has taught me how to slow down and enjoy the ride.
    shewhodreamz at gmail dot com

  7. I could totally see me falling apart in front a bunch of students like that also. My life lesson is to treat others the way that I wanted to be treated. my contact info is thanks for doing this blog candy.

  8. Life lesson: Hmm that no one is perfect and it is okay to fall from time to time.
    pookie213 at aol dot com

  9. I was going to say treat others the way you want to be treated but since that is already taken....another life lesson I have is enjoy the little moments in life because you never know when it will be the last. Thanks!

  10. Be joyful. No one on their deathbed says "I was too joyful."

  11. that is a great book. my kids love it! as for a life lesson, i think it's just to appreciate each and every day because you never know what tomorrow will bring!

    sweetasagumdrop at gmail dot com

  12. What a cute book. Thank you so much for the chance to win such great prizes.

  13. A life lesson that I have learned and would like to pass on to others is to be kind to others. It is not hard, does not take a lot of time, and sometimes can change a life.

    (Oh.. and I follow you through Google Reader!)

  14. Oh, this book always makes me cry, too! I was never able to read it out loud to my son without crying, seriously. Life lesson? Not sure if this qualifies, but my mom's one rule in life was the Golden Rule. She always said if people could just follow that, the world would be a better place.

    Can't believe it's been two years for your blog! I must have signed up to be a follower very early on! Congratulations! ~Betsy Z. betsy0622 at yahoo dot com

  15. I love that book. Every time I read it, I cry which can be embarrassing when your are reading it to a group of children in the school library.

  16. You are too generous, but thanks for this chance to win! I fell in love with that book almost in the same way! I was volunteering in my daughter's preschool class and the teacher handed it to me to read aloud to the class for story time. I later told her she set me up, she knew I was in college to become a teacher. I bawled like a baby too! The darling children were getting me kleenex and others were patting me while I struggled to finish the book! LOL! That had to have been quite the sight! Needless to say, I stopped to buy that book on the way home that very day. Its truly a classic in our family and my daughter swears she remembers me breaking down in her classroom...she's in 6th grade now. Good times!

  17. Hmmmm...I have never heard of this book! Well, maybe I need to win it to read it, LOL!! I would have to say that the life lesson I have l learned and would like to pass on is that your elders REALLY DO know what they are talking about ;). Yeah, I'm a little stubborn when it comes to listening. Is it just me?

  18. You continue to amaze with your generosity!! A life lesson that I've learned that I'd like others to know is that you can't change the past, but you can ALWAYS improve on the future!

    Amy Serbaroli
    Mohave Valley, Az

  19. Ooh, what delicious candy! And I used to LOVE reading this book to my sons when they were little, though I could never get through it without choking up!

    Wendy T.

  20. Oh dear... I just posted how much I love this book :) It gets me everytime...sometimes I just need to see the cover and I tear up!

    Thank you so much for a chance to win!

    Sarah :)
    St. Cloud, MN

  21. Again, Happy Blogversary and thank you for three chances to win! How fun! I love the "I Love You Forever" book- we used to read that so much when my kids were little! One of my strongest belief's is being loving and paying it forward- do something nice for someone each and every day! That will make the world a better place!

  22. My life lesson is DON'T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF! Although it's hard for me sometimes, worrying about little things isn't worth the stress :)

  23. One lesson I keep on spreading... try to forgive.. the more people you forgive, the more at peace you become.
    Your candy has been added in the Blog Candies section at Feline Playful!

  24. OK, Karli! This is too weird! This book is the one I was commenting about on the last post! Amazing! And the candy just keeps getting sweeter! Thank you for the chance to share your goodies!The best life lesson I could share with anyone is The Golden Rule! It is hard with some folks you encounter along the way, but if you remember to treat everyone as you would like to be treated, the love always comes back around eventually! Have a blessed day, my friend!

  25. Happy blogversary! I just found you from your featured card on the Sweet Stop..It's so very nice! signed on to be a follower today :) My biggest life lesson & sometimes the hardest to make myself do is to stop myself when I am frustrated or angry & calm down before I say something that can never be taken back. Our words can be some of the sharpest weapons.

  26. I was at a ladies tea and heard this book read for the first time. Loved it! Life lesson: Always try your very best at what you do, that's all that's required, that's all you can do. We won't be perfect at everything but we can rest assured that we give whatever we do our best shot. Hope that makes sense. ;0) Thanks! joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

  27. My life lesson is from our son...think before you speak because you can't take it back.

  28. Thanks for a wonderful blog and for sharing. You have peeked my curiosity to read the book. I have to say that my biggest life lesson kind and forgiving to everyone. Life's too short to dwell on negative things.

  29. HI This is the first time I've ever commented. Hope it goes through and I do it right. I got this book when I was pregnant with my first child, it made me cry of course in front of everyone at the shower. I now give it to every new mother I can. My kids are 15, 10 and 3 and they all still love the verse I'll love you forever...I say it to them all the time.
    Live , Laugh , Love and be HAPPY :O)

  30. There are so many life lessons to share that it's hard to choose just one. I'm a first year special education teacher (elementary level) and I absolutely love my job. A great life lesson that I have learned is the power of optimism, kindness, and encouragement. It can lead you to a fulfilling life and to make a difference in the lives of others. So glad to see a fellow teacher who enjoys crafting!

    s_honaker (at)

  31. Hello Karli - this candy is divine! I love it all! Thank for the opportunity to play along for it!! I have linked you to my Blog:
    and would love you to visit sometime!! My email is
    The biggest lesson I have leant in life (so far) is not to be so quick to judge someone - we have no idea of their curcumstances and can judge so wrongly! Thank you for having me! {{{hugs}}}

  32. More sweet candy Karli! I have a similar story with this book. I was working in and infant/toddler respiratory unit (back in my nursing days), and I saw the book next to the crib of a little girl. So when I had some down time, I grabbed a rocking chair, the book and the little girl and read it to her. Oh my gosh, there I was crying over the book, I was so glad the parents didn't pop in for a visit at that time. We have this book at home and the kiddos love it, but I don't think they really understand the message yet. As far as life lessons, I try to live by the most basic one, treat others as you want to be treated.

  33. Such a sweet blog... so glad I found it. As for life lessons, "Be grateful for all things big and small." Even the moments of overwhelming emotion as they are reminders that we are still alive.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Jen Ottepka
    Mays Landing, NJ

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