Saturday, March 6, 2010

everyday valentine's and my blog candy


I made this set of mini Valentine's a little while ago using Papertrey Ink's adorable Tiny Treats: Valentine and Simple Valentine. I just thought that it would be so fun and sweet if you could just tuck one of these into your loved ones' wallet or lunch bag as a little surprise. After all, we should be showing and sharing our love everyday and every way we can, right? =)

Talking about sharing some love. I have my first blog candy for you today!! This is a hand blown glass candy jar that I made for my second semester glassblowing class a few years ago when I was in collenge. I also made that little scoop out of hot molten glass. The yummy Jelly Bellies were there for the photography session and for all my classmates that were there that day! I made some classic candies (Jelly Belly, candy cane, gummy bear, etc) out of Fimo to decorate it. And no, I am not giving it away. =)

Here is the real candy:

Here is a list of what's included:
  • Cosmo Cricket's Material Girl Mini Deck
  • Memory Box's Spearmint 6x6 paper pack
  • Happy mini stamp set from BasicGrey
  • Love mini stamp set from BasicGrey
  • Cherrish mini stamp from Imaginisce
  • An assortment of crochet flowers made using PTI color coordinated embroidery floss and matching PTI buttons
  • The Do Me A Favor treat box used to hold the crochet flowers and buttons
  • The crochet doily that I used for displaying them
  • My set of six mini everyday valentine's
  • This card
I used this simple pattern to make the crochet flowers. Here is the chart that I used for PTI coordinated DMC colors. I am planning on making a few more flowers to add to the collection. I may also add more things to the list as I go.

This is just a little thank you for all your support over the past few months for visiting my blog daily and for leaving me your love. There were definitely times when I was seriously doubting myself (like now), if not for your sweet comments I wouldn't be here. I am so grateful to have you all by my side! =)

All you need to do is leave me a comment here on this post for a chance to win this candy. I would love it if you can spread the word, but it's not required. This candy will be open until March 13th at 11:59 PM PST and I will announce the winner in my post on the 14th. Good luck!

The reason for this giveaway, you ask? Because it's my birthday! =)

To sign off today, this is Sakura (because she is the color of pale pink like the cherry blossoms) sipping a cup of hot tea after her ramen dinner! And she stays with me, too! =)

Hope you all have a happy happy weekend!!



Thanks for stopping by!

79 comments:

NinaB said...

You made those flowers? Wow, you are just oozing with talent, my friend. What a great blog candy and HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope it's an extra-special day. Hugs from Croatia.

donna mikasa said...

YOUR BIRTHDAY??? Oh, my goodness! I haven't been keeping track of the dates!! Such yummy, yummy blog candy in honor of your special day! Your crocheted flowers and doily are awesome, too! Hugs from me,
Donna

Tyggereye said...

Happy Birthday!! Okay is it wrong I totally want the glass bowl too? That is so cool!!!! I want to take that class. Wow I'm blown away by its coolness. I've looked at the classes I'll be taking at my college and no glass blowing. Bummer!

That blog candy is great. I hope you have a terrific birthday!!

Kathy Martin said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! :) Love your cards! Those little images are soooooooo cute! And how fun that you have a give-a-way! I'll keep my fingers crossed! Not that I need more supplies! ;)

Lynn Mercurio said...

Wow Alice...is there no end to your talent? You crochet too! I'm so impressed.

sgalley said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! You are a very talented lady! Thank you for sharing the link to the embroidery floss. I have been crocheting these flowers, but didn't have a list of colors. This is my first time to visit your blog, but won't be the last. I hope you have a great birthday!

Michelle LL said...

Happy Birthday! Love the petite valentines, the beautiful crocheted flowers and the adorable glass bowl and teeny tiny scoop! Have a great b'day and weekend!

Anonymous said...

First Happy Birthday dear sweet Alice!! I hope you day is full of love and all this good and yummy. Remember to seize the cake...lol and hope you get loads of crafting in! I'll be thinking of you all day. Hugs, Sista
Now...is there anything you aren't good at?? Blown glass....stunning....filmo jelly beans....handmade flowers....I bet you knit that adorable animal having lunch. You are a rock scientist of talent.
I couldn't get this to post so I did anonymous...but,,,it's me kathy your Two Peas sista
xo

Jill said...

Happy, HAPPY Birthday! HOpe your day is FAB! LOVE your everyday Valentines! Such a sweet idea!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Happy Birthday - I hope you have a wonderful birthday today! Your blog candy is a really nice assortment of goodies, thanks for a chance to win. The crocheted flowers are so pretty!

Tiffany said...

Wow, what wonderful eye candy, I'm so amazed at that glass jar!! What a wonderful project, definitely, you must have received an A+ and extra credit for that!! Beautiful! Happy Birthday to you, hope your day is very special, Alice!

sideoats + scribbles said...

Happy Birthday Alice! Hope it is a super special one, just like you!!!!

AND, I wanted to tell you that I LOVE little Sakura AND your candy dish and scoop -- WOW!!! :)

HUGE hugs!! :)

charli said...

Happy Birthday to a most creative and talented Hero Arts pal...I can't believe you made that jar and scoop--soooo wonderful! And the little guy having tea is super cute too!

Thanks for sharing your birthday joy with us and love your flowers in the giveaway!

charlene

Barbara said...

Wow, I don't even know where to start! I guess I'll start with Happy Birthday! I hope that you have a super wonderful day!
Your mini cards are so sweet. I would love to find one of these tucked in my lunchbox (or on my desk or the likes)!
Your hand blown candy jar is incredible! I love the Fimo candies that you made to decorate it! Glass is difficult to photograph so I can only imagine that it's drop dead gorgeous in person!
About your blog candy-this is so generous of you. :-) I have never tried crocheting so I am in awe of your flowers.That's pretty cool that you can match up PTI colours and that's nice that you included a link to make them. Maybe I'll give it a try one day!
I totally hear what you're saying about comments being so nice and encouraging.It is really sweet when people take the time to share their kind words. ♥ I love visiting your blog and I am constantly inspired by your creations.
LOL! I think that this is the longest comment that I have ever left! Have a spectacular day Alice!

Cheryl said...

Happy Birthday Alice! Love your Sakura and the glass blown jar! I found your blog from the Wiff of Joy blog.

Stamping Cafe said...

Happy Birthday, my sweet friend! I hope your day is special just like you!! Adorable cards, love them! You are just so good at so many things... amazing!!

Lovely candy! Pleases don't put my name into the drawing, I'm just dropping by to give you the Birthday wish!! Lots of love and hugs!

Monika Reeck said...

Dear Alice...I am out of the track of HA Ladies Bday :( but I want to say HAPPY HAPPY BDAY my sweet Alice..I wish I am near your home..I will make a chocolate cake for you...Woow your yummy candy...I wish I get your Yummy flowers and the paper...thanks for the chance to win this on your sweet bday Alice...you are so kind lady...HUGS, Monika

Shirley N said...

Happy Birthday Alice! I'm a big admirer of your work and I can't believe you have doubts about yourself when you have an enormous talent! Thanks for the chance to win your yummy candy--your crochet doily and flowers are gorgeous!

Kelly Booth said...

HAPPY HAPPY Birthday Sweet Alice......Hope your Day is Super Duper.....
WOW...More of those Crochet Flowers and look at that Glass???? WOW....Your just amazing my friend.....
Big Hugs and Love from me.....

CinnamonSally said...

Happy Birthday dear Alice Hope you have a fun filled day. Love your super sweet mini Valentines. Thanks for the chance to win and also thank you for all the lovely comments you leave.
Hugs
Sally.

Jillisgram said...

You are just toooo crafty! Just came across your blog and wanted to wish you a happy birthday. Thanks for the chance to win such nice blog candy.

Virginia L. said...

Your creativity is OVERFLOWING, Alice!! EVERY time I come to your blog, I'm promised with the most EXCELLENT eye candy, today's post is no exception! I only wish we could hang out together some time , so I can soak up your creative juice! Wish your birthday is as SWEET as YOU, my friend! Sending you a BIG cyber hug!! xoxo

Lynne in NI said...

Happy Birthday Alice!
Those cards are so sweet, and I'm totally blown away by the candy jar you made! I've always fancied having a go at that!
:o)

Lucy Abrams said...

you MADE THAT BOWL??????? WOW Alice - you are amazing. Now I want to start a new hobby... looks sensational.
HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY - hope you have had a good day and enjoyed every minute. I love your blog - as do SO many people. And you are so talented Alice - I am always amazed by your gorgeous creations and incredible colouring skills.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend, lots of love and hugs,
Lucy xxx

1LuvnMama said...

Awww . . . Happy Birthday Alice! I was sent here through Donna's blog! I'll be sure to add your CANDY on my sidebar!

Suzanne C said...

Happy Birthday Alice! What awesome blog candy!!! I hope you have the best birthday. Love what you create all the time! I hope you have a very inky birthday!

judy said...

Happy Birthday, Alice! I love your
mini valentines. When my daughter
was little, I made her lunch notes
every day she went to school. This
continued through grade school and
she has saved every one of them.


Thanks for all the inspiration that
you provide and for a chance to win
your lovely blog candy.

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday, Alice Hope you've been having an amazing day! LOVE your candy jar! Wow! You are multi-talented!

Sarah M

Gingerbread Gal said...

Happy, Happy Birthday Sweet Alice! I love your little valentine's too. I hope your day is fabulous, just like you!
Hugs,
Rachel

KmoRakefet said...

Happy birthday :-) I wish you the very best.

Very lovely cards and the croche are great !!

ivy said...

doubt yourself??? girl--you are loaded with such talent and so versatile (card maker, crochet, glass blower!)i knew you had lots of great creative ideas the minute i saw your 1st entry on flickr!!

so glad you went out & applied for DTs and look at you now....so proud of you! remember our nightmare w/ a certain DT???!!

those crocheted flowers are definitely something i am crossing my fingers for!! thanks for the chance!

happy birthday alice!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Alice. Love your blog and you should not doubt yourself. I come here for inspiration often. Thanks for the chance to win. Judith :)

Laura O'Donnell said...

Happy Birthday!

Love your set of mini cards. I make and use minis all the time. These would be great lunchbox notes!

carole~ish said...

omigoodness, where do i begin!! you've packed so much goodness into this one post!!
first, your beautiful valentine minis ~ they're awesome!! then there's your glass bowl ~ holy FANTASTIC!!
and your crochet flowers ~ love, love, LOVE these!!
and to top it all off, a gorgeous bunch of candy??!!
you are just completely fabulous.
happy, happy birthday sweet alice. :)

Amy Heller said...

OMGgoodness, Alice!! Everything is divine! I sooooo wish I could have taken a glass blowing class in college! It's gorgeous! I hope you had a WONDERFUL birthday!!!

BabyBokChoy said...

Everything looks marvelous but you know my favorite is Sakura. That's who I want!!! Happy birthday, one day late!!! Happy happy happy to you!!!

~amy~ said...

Okay, first off....your cards are super adorable Alice....you create thee sweetest cards....and secondly HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!! How fun is that bowl?!!! Glass blowing??!!! I wanna do that!!!!! I took a warm glass class..so much I want to do...not enough time:) Sakura is soooooooo stinkin' cute:) btw, can you email me your snail mail:)

Isha said...

Happy Birthday Alice. Enjoy your day to the fullest...not just today but everyday for years to come. You have such great return gift as the present. I have kept my fingers crossed. Thanks for sharing!!!

Iris said...

Happy B-day!!! I hope u did something fun 4 your b-day! & those mini cards r soooooo cute! Happy B-day again!

Greet said...

Wishing you the best birthday ever.
Love your style. Thanks for the candy.

Dotty Jo said...

Many happy returns Alice - hope you have a really special day! Glass blowing... amazing! What atalented lady you are! Thanks for a chance to win that candy and I love your card! Jo x

mitz said...

Oh Happy Day.. celebrate for a week.. stretch it out..thanks for the opportunity at your candy.. it
looks yummy... t c
( mitz_zee@yahoodotcom)

Avital said...

Congratulations on your happy day! Sakura is the cutest thing :) Your crocheting is just perfect.

gocanucksgo said...
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gocanucksgo said...

Hi Alice! Happy birthday! I'm a new follower and i'm really enjoying your creations so far =) Thanks for celebrating your birthday with us! I look forward to reading your blog and I hope you have a fabulous birthday!!!!!

Maylee said...

Happy Belated B-day Alice!

Super cute cards! I can't believe you made that candy jar, you are a woman of many talents!

And that kitty! So cute! I just bought an amigurumi crochet book. Does that book with the kitty only come with Japanese instructions?

Jane said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Your talent blows me away and if you're doubting yourself well I should go ahead and quit my blog!!! You are on FIRE my friend!!!
xoxo

Tracey said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET Alice!!!!! WOW!!! Even more talents we knew nothing about LOL!!! ! YOu are AMAZING!!!!

MicheyMoo said...

Happy Birthday Alice!! What a talent and inspiration you are & now you're giving sweeties away for your own birthday. Amazing!! xxx

maiahs_momma said...

Wow, love those crochet flowers they are great...ty for this chance to win some goodies :).

Inky Hugs,
Catherine
catlevy@eastlink.ca

tanya904 said...

Happy Birthday :) I just celebrated mine on the 2nd!! Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway ,I would love to win the sweet candy
tanyainjville@yahoo.com

Katherineee said...

happy birtdhay! The flowers are CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!! thanks for the giveway!!! So sweet of you!

Hugs, Katherine

Terri said...

Oh my! I have a new hero! Love your work.

Coralee Perry said...

Wow, what incredible talent you have Alice! Hand blown glass, crocheted flowers and a card maker! Incredible! This is my first time to your blog, and I will most certainly be back!
Happy Birthday Alice!!!
Cora
PS-Thanks for the inspiration! :) Hope I find a little card in my lunch box! lol

AnitaRex said...

Alice how can you doubt yourself? your amazing! Love that glassblowen candy jar and scoup! So cool! And what wonderful blog candy! I am going to check out how you made the corcet flowers, I have been meaning to do so. It would make good hair pins for my little one! Happy Birthday to you! All the best to you in this upcoming year!

Robin50 said...

Happy Birthday and thanks for offering this great giveaway!
metzner324@verizon.net

Sanne said...

Wow what an awesome giveaway Alice! Hope you had a wonderful birthday - and so glad my card arrived your place in time! All the best for your "new year"!
BIG HUG from Sanne

Agata said...

Happy birthday ALice!!!! I wish this day is filled with pleasant things and that the whole next year is just perfect for you! Thanks for this great candy! And wow, you did some glass blowing?! I'm in awe!!!

Debi said...

Happy Birthday Alice! Thanks for the chance to win your blog candy, OMG the jar is so awesome and love your crochet flowers!

Danielle Marie Oakes said...

Hi Alice, I love the jar! The crochet flowers are so precious. Happy Day!

sharon d said...

Happy Birthday! Thanks for the chance to win your blog candy. Your mini cards are so cute, what a neat idea.

Anne said...

Happy Birthday to you!! I love those crocheted flowers- so pretty and they make sun a fun embellishment! Your little valentines are sweet also!

Deirdre said...

Alice, missed your birthday - hope you had a wonderful weekend. Adore your cards and your candy jar is just AMAZING...wow.... love what you did on your Tuesday Trigger card - stunning.

Wishing you a wonderful year ahead and thanks so much for the chance to win candy! Hugs

Amy said...

OMGosh Alice, happy birthday! I know it's a bit late but I hope you had a wonderful celebration! And can I just say it's so cool that you know how to blow glass! Oh and thanks for the crochet flower pattern... I think I'm going to try my hand at it soon! :)

paperpapier said...

happy birthday...love the flower crochet..i am a flower addict..lol..
thank you so much for sharing your goodies.
hugs,
heaney

Leesa B said...

A very special wish for a wonderful birthday Alice. Your cards and flowers are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing your birthday and goodies with us!

Princess Danell said...

Kudos and well done! First time visitor and I love what you do! And glassblowing...well, you've got it all now. Thanks for the chance to win some goodies. Lovin' the CC mini deck!

Anonymous said...

Hi Alice, new to your blog, and love ur cards & your coloring style! Liken all your giveaway candy! Happy B-day!
Gina Nichols

Christiana said...

Wow, I just stumbled across your blog, and it's fabulous! You're quite the crafty lady. I hope you have a wonderful birthday! Thanks for the opportunity to win some sweets. ;o)

ninasays said...

Well happy happy birthday to you! You made that glass jar? That is amazing! And such a cute kitty :) Anyhow, wishing you all the best!! (from a German follower currently located in NZ ;))

Mariana Grigsby said...

Happy Birthday Alice!!!! Thank you for sharing your talent and Thank you for the chance to win this yummy blog candy! (I love that kitty!!! Did you make it?)

Frances said...

Happy Belated Birthday Alice! Hope you had a lovely day. My sister has got me hooked on crochet and amigurumi at the moment so I love your Sakura sipping his tea - wouldn't mind a bit of ramen either mmm yummy! That glass jar is amazing, I wouldn't give it away either ;) xx

Jan said...

Oh, Alice, we all doubt ourselves at some time or another. You do great work on your blog.
Thank you so much for the chance to win this fun blog candy.

Nancy said...

Birthday Blessings, Alice! I'm sorry I'm so late with the wishes, but it's still your birthday month so keep celebrating! I'm am loving your pretty crochet work, you are so multi-talented!

JenR said...

You are one crafty lady! That glass jar is amazing (such a cute scoop, too!) I'm a new reader to your blog, and I enjoy your cards immensely. Happy Birthday wishes to you!

Fika said...

Hey sweet Alice.. so sorry i missed your birthday, i rarely open my blog and update the news.. but i do hope you have marvelous birthday and lots of yummy things :) Thanks for the generous candy and your flower chrochets are fabulous!! :)

Sabina said...

Happy birthsday! Your blog is soooo beautiful! I love your cards !
Thank you for a chance to win a candy!

Hugs, Sabina

Do Be Do Bead Do said...

Happy Alice Day!!! How generous to give us the gift!!!

Jenn said...

I just saw these on the CARDS blog, too cute!

Happy belated birthday :)

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