Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Time to Celebrate!!....Blog Candy!! NOW CLOSED!!

Thank you so much everyone for entering this Blog candy and taking the time to share the great books you've read or been reading....and/or your favorite stamps. It's going to be a great summer for me....filled with some fabulous reading .....Thanks to you all....maybe even into the next few years!!.....Big Hugs!! to all of you!!

The winners are...Candy #1

Random Integer Generator Here are your random numbers:459 Timestamp: 2009-05-13 06:32:26 UTC

angelesb said... Happy B-Day!I read a lot but one of my favorites is The Kite runner. It's really interesting and you learn about how people live in other countries and about friendship, too.Great blog candy, hope to ahve a chance to win .-) Thanks

Candy #2

Random Integer Generator Here are your random numbers:36 Timestamp: 2009-05-13 06:39:02 UTC

dawnmarieg said... Hi Ila, how you doing?? Fab blog candy, I will put a wee pic and a link on my blog. The 'Twilight' saga of books is very good, and quite a few of my blog friends have enjoyed them too, also have a look at Diana Gabaldon's books, she has done a series of books about Jamie & Claire Fraser, the first one is called 'Cross Stitch' so you can look it up and have a wee read to see if it tickles your fancy lol. Hugs Dawn Marie.xx

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Lots to Celebrate!!....My Birthday next week...Mothers Day soon after...and Especially your lovely Visits!!...Magnolia is generously helping out with this celebration....by allowing me to offer a Spring Club Kit....as you can see...I've divided it up....and added some goodies to create 2 separate Candies!! The above candy contains.......a K&Company Que Sera Sera Designer Mat Pad......me & my Big ideas Just Write card stickers......EK success Inspirables Metal Stickers.....little bag of charms and a little goodie bag (flowers, lace, brads, tulle, pearls, baubles and bling).

The stamps included in this candy are from the recent released Chasing Butterflies Collection 2009 and includes...CC09 Roses....CC09 Dragonfly Tilda....CC09 Butterflies....CC09 Tilda with Bee....CC09 Flower -Bee Hive....CC09 Tilda with Flowers.

This candy contains......K&Company Classic Designer Mat Pad.... me & my Big ideas Just Write card stickers.....EK success Inspirables Leather Stickers.....little bag of charms.....and a little goodie bag (flower, lace, brads, tulle, pearls, baubles and bling).

The stamps included in this candy are also from the recent released Chasing Butterflies Collections 2009 and includes....CC09 Tilda with Ladybug.....CC09 Ladybug....CC09 Dot Butterflies....CC09 Chasing Edwin....CC09 Chasing Tilda....CC09 Chasing Butterflies Sign....CC09 Butterfly Grass.

Everyone is welcome to enter!! If you would like to spread the word that would be Wonderful but is not a requirement to enter. I do however have a question for you all.......

Have you read any good books lately.....or are you reading one right now?? Please tell me the name and author if possible......I would love a heads up on some good summer reading. If you don't read..no problem... please tell me what your favorite stamp is at the moment.

This candy will run until the evening of May 12th ......I will announce 2 lucky winners on ... May 13th using Random Number Org.

Good Luck Everyone!! .... Thanks for visiting and your Wonderful comments!!!

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Jaana said...

Hello Ila..Greetings from New Zealand
Great blog candy thanks for the chance to win some. I haven't read anything for sometime..Kite Runner was possibly the last one and I really enjoyed it. My fav stamps are from Julie Van Oosten. The victoriana set.
Jaana

Ann said...

Hi Ila
What amazing blog candy yet again - you are generous.
I've just finished reading 'Cut' by Cathy Glass. Cathy has spent most of her life as a foster carer and her books are based on her experiences. This is the third book she has written and goes back to the time she started foster caring. I loved it.
My favourite stamp at the moment - oh goodness that's a hard one. I think I have to choose a Magenta vase of flowers that I bought recently because it's so versatile.
Have a lovely day.
Ann xxx

daisy said...

hi ila

what a beutifull blog candy you'r offering, love your site! i love to read the books of verginia andrews, ever sinds i have red flowers on the attic, i'm hooked on here! love the plots ant theories! whance you get started you what to read the whole thing at once!
and my favourite stamp is at his moment my high hopes pirates!

hugs
daisy

Mika said...

Hi Ila! Happy Birthday!
What a great candy! Just love your creations, you are insperational!
The books I'm reading right now is The Twilight Serie by Stephenie Meyer a great romantic story about Vampires and Werewolfs, and the Emperor Serie by Conn Iggulden which is about Julius Ceasar. I recommend both of them. My favourite Stamp right now is my Magnolia stamps don't have that many but I do love them.

XOXO Mika

Ps have linked your candy on my sidebar :) Here

Craftyanny said...

Hi Illa, fabby candy your offering.
I'm not much of a reader to be honest, usually some sort of mushy stuff during my holiday is about it with me but I do so love Catherine Cookson.
My favourite stamps are actually digital ones, anything from Dotties World - I love them all:)
I'll leave a link on my candy bar for you
hugs
Anne x

Alenka said...

Hi Illa, your candy is great. Thanks for the chance to win it.
now i read Secret-Rhonda Byrne. It is very good book.My favorite stamps at the moment are dragons from High Hopes.
I linked your candy on my blog sidebar.
Hugs from Slovenia
Alenka

Suzette said...

Hi, fab blog candy...I have not read any good book lately. My favourite stamps at the moment is magnolia and Whiff of Joy.

bolha said...

Hi Ila! Thanks for the chance to win your fab candy. A book that I liked and read just recently was Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. I acctually read all four books, so you´ll need to get the whole series. :)
x Natasha x

MoooooN said...

Oh! I haven't been reading for years... I simply don't have time for it... And I don't have favorite stamp at the moment. But I love different flourishes stamps!!!

Cheryl Joshua said...

Such fantastic blog candy Ila!!! I love looking at your blog and the candy is just a bonus,thanks for the chance.My daughter is reading Twilight and I have heard good reviews about it,I don't have a chance to read but the movie was fabulous!
Hugs xx

Beth Norman said...

Wowzers, what awesome candy. Thanks a bunch for a chance to win.

Hugs,

Beth

Mindy said...

That is great blog candy. I too have a birthday coming up. Actually the day of the drawing, just a couple days after surgery. Hopefully I would be the winner of one of the drawings, that way after I recover I would have some new toys to play with. Right now I am into flower stamps, doodle flower stamps, and MSE stamps. Thanks for sharing for your birthday and a happy birthday to you also.

Alex said...

Hi Ila!

Favourite Book - I like to read fantasy books, and now I´m reading "The Sword of the Truth" from Terry goodkind. I love it!

Favourite stamp - The stamp I used most is from Penny Black Gone fishinThank you for the chance to win such a great candy!
And - Happy Birthday!
I linked you on the sidebar of my blogGreetings from Vienna, Austria
Alex

Charly said...

Ila - Awesome blog candy; thanks for the opportunity. If you haven't read the Twilight series by Stephanie Myer, they are fantastic. I've read them through 3 times in the last 2 months. Hugs.

Claire Jeffreys said...

Happy Birthday, Thank you for the chance to win this lovely Candy.

I have to suggest the Twilight Series by Stephine Meyer, Fantastic Books and A fantastic Film. I am very much looking forward to New moon in Nov. I am currently read the Host by Stephine Meyer another good read.

scotspanda said...

oooh what lovely candy Ila, loving these new Tildas :o) Now reading is my other addiction............I go through an amzing number!! I have recently re-read "Ashes to Ashes" and "Dust to Dust" two books by Tami Hoag, in fact I like anything by her she is a fab author. I am also partial to the Harry Potter series :o) I will read anything to be honest, romance, thrillers, murder ...anything goes really lol

I have linked up your candy to my candy box :o)

lotsalove

Amanda xxx

Meital T said...

if you like historic novels, I must recommend about The Expected One by Kathleen McGowan.

chelemom said...

Wonderful blog candy you are offering! The book I am reading right now is Marley & Me. I know I am behind everyone else....but that's pretty typical of me! My favorite book of allllll time is Water to Elephants. Sounds like a strange title, but it is such a good book! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

lasona said...

Hellos from alabama,
Wow Ila what a awesome candy giveaway..Well, Im definitely not a reader, by the time I get into bed, my brain has turned to overworked mush, oh how I want some of the girlie stamps haven't been able to spend funds are to tight,so that would absolutely become my favorites should i be lucky enough to win woohoo theres a squirrell tearing up my flower bed got to go run him out,God Bless

June Houck said...

Lovely blog candy! A good book? I really enjoy the series by Janet Evanovich One For The Money, Two For The Dough, Three To Get Deadly...

They are LOL funny and quick and easy reads.

Kreativmonster said...

Hi! Thank you for the fabulous double-candy! The last book I have read was the third part of Eragon. Practical Mom as I am, I gave it to my son as christmas-present....I am very fond of fantasy, dragons, elves etc.

Danielle said...

Hi Ila, beautiful candy giveaway - thanks for your generosity - and a happy birthday to you for next week!
A recent book I've read is 'A Thousand Splendid Suns' by Khaled Houssein (The Kite Runner). I loved it and was totally engrossed in the story.
Hugs, Danielle

Horners Corner said...

I havent read it recently but Empress Orchid by Anchee Min is an amazing book, its the story of the last empress of china and how she went from poverty to becoming the emperors 4th wife and then battling with the other wives and concubines to eventually becoming the empress of china, very sad in parts and wonderful on a whole. I cried in several parts its so good.

Thanks for the candy i cant wait to get my hands on the butterfly stamps!!

mitch1066 said...

Oh dear i'm afraid to admit i haven't read a book in a while,my reading seems to be confined to online these days:)
Theres just not enough hours in the day.

Denise said...

Hi Ila! Just love your creations! Great blog candy too! Would love to win either.

I've been reading American Lion by John Meacham who, btw, just won a pulitzer prize for it. Very interesting if you're into history.

Denise

6 wacky women said...

Hello Ila!
What wonderful candy you are offering. I have no time to read these days, so my favorite stamp is High Hopes large open flower. I just love it!!

Hugs
Karen x

Sandra Paul said...

Hi

I am reading the Italy from the Inside electronic book which is wonderful for those who will travel to Italy to know about a lot of things you should know before going there

Kim said...

I'm a huge bookworm! I'm a member on Goodreads and I have a link on my sidebar that shows everything I've read and rated. I love reading cozy mysteries. They are fun and just a good way to relax and get away for a moment. I'm reading Wormwood by Susan Wittig Albert. She writes a fabulous herb shop series that is set in my area.

Sally Cicada's Designs said...

Hi Ila,

The last really good book I read was The Shack by William P. Young--very original and interesting. My favourite stamp at the moment is Ladybug Stroll by High Hopes--Crissy did a fabulous job with all the new stamps in the April release but this one is my personal favourite!
Have a blessed day!
Sarah

Angela said...

Well I am not a reader....but I do LOVE stamps!! I really really love the magnolia stamps however I have just recently dicovered them and do not own any yet...but I will hehe...so I would have to say that the favourites at this time is the high hopes line as I am learning to use my copics!! Which I love as well!! Thanks for giving us the opportunity to win such AWESOME candy!!

Ksenia said...

Hello Ila! Lovely candy!
Now i'm reading "Stories for Parents Children and Grandchildren" by Paulo Coelho.

http://miawoo.blogspot.com/2009/04/blog-candy-1205_30.html

fancyscrap said...

Hello! The candy is awesome! As for reading... I'm pregnant and read everything concern with it... :)
As for stamps... We have no staff here ( in Republic of Moldova) and i'm happy to every stamp.

Oxana

Sue said...

Ooh Ila, not only do you create beautiful cards, you give away beautiful candy!!! This is just the sweetest!! Thank you so much for the chance to win. My favourite book of all time has to be the Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, its about a shepherd who dreams of travelling the world searching for extravagance and treasure, it follows his travels and along the way it teaches the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts,
this has to be the one book that has stuck in my mind! Now my favourite stamps, well I love them all PB, Magnolia, HH, oh Hanglar I think it has to be them, do you think it is because we can't get them??? Thanks again Ila Happy Crafting Sue xx

Christine Riley said...

Hi Ila,
Wow, what generous blog candy, thank you so much for the chance to win. I am a book worm, I love to read, so I have some great suggestions for you :) I have discovered (through the help of Splitcoast) some wonderful mysteries that take place in New Orleans and involve a lady who owns a scrapbook store. The author's name is Laura Childs and the first book in the series is Keepsake Crimes. Also, I've read all the books in the Twilight series twice all the way through (author is Stephenie Meyer). I could go on and on, but that's a start at least :)

Big Hugs, Christine :)

andyjay said...

Wow, some great blog candy! I love the Magnolia Ridge stamps and would sure love to own some. I'm currently reading Vienna Prelude by Bodie & Brock Thoene. I love historical fiction and Christian fiction. I'm also reading The Obama Nation by Jerome Corsi. My favorite stamps of lately would be Flourishes, Paper Trey or Bella. I've added a link to your blog candy on my blog, as well. Your blog is lovely, by the way. Thank you for the chance to win!

dawnmarieg said...

Hi Ila, how you doing?? Fab blog candy, I will put a wee pic and a link on my blog. The 'Twilight' saga of books is very good, and quite a few of my blog friends have enjoyed them too, also have a look at Diana Gabaldon's books, she has done a series of books about Jamie & Claire Fraser, the first one is called 'Cross Stitch' so you can look it up and have a wee read to see if it tickles your fancy lol. Hugs Dawn Marie.xx

Melissa said...

What an amazing Blog Candy! I was not able to order the Spring Magnolia set, so to win this would be AWESOME!!!!

I just finished reading "The First Patient" by Michael Palmer. It was an excellent read for those who like medical thrillers.

My favorite stamp at the moment is the Mermaid Tilda from several years ago.

I HOPE I WIN!!

Melissa Edwards

ribenaruby said...

Hi Illa, fabulous candy and so many reasons to celebrate!
I don't read in the way of novels but I love my two magnolia stamps and at the moment love creating with my new Penny Black stamps. Thanks so much for offering a fab giveaway, link is on the side bar.

Niki Estes said...

Such cute stamps, Ila! I don't have any good recommendations for books. Seems like it has been forever since I read a book! Too busy with the kiddos and stamping, I guess. *wink* Have a great day!

Gvendalen said...

Hello Ila! Fab blog candy! Thanks for the chance to win your fab candy. A book that I liked and read was J.R.R.Tolkien "The lord of the ring. Fellowship of the ring"

amb said...

hello Ila. most fabulous blog candy your offering!!!

this year ive read the entire Twilight series. i couldnt stop reading the books when i started them. it was hard to put the books down. the movie didnt do the book justice. its a must read series. the author is Stephenie Meyer

tracy said...

Hello Ila
My book would have to be the chocolate lovers club by carole matthews its fun, hilarious and so relaxing I couldn't put it down lol love this author.
Thanks for a chance to win
hugs Tracy x

Kate T said...

Secret life of Bee's by Sue Monk Kidd is a good read
and The time travelers wife by audrey niffenegger.


great candy and best wishes for your birthday

Dot Scrap said...

Hi Ila.
Oh what fantastic blog candy and soon it´s your birthday...Hurra...
I would love to have a chance to win the blog candy.
I am at the moment reading a book written by Stieg Larsson a swedish Writer called: The girl who played with fire. It´s book number 2 in a trilogy (three detective novels in his trilogy the Millenium-series; "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" (2005, UK release in January 2008), "The Girl Who Played With Fire", (2006, UK release in January 2009) and "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest"/"Castles in the Sky" (working title) (2007, English title not confirmed, UK release in late autumn 2009).
You simply have to read all 3 of them. I have only read number 1 and started number 2...and they are so gooooooooddddd.
I have made a link to your blog candy at my website: www.dot-scrap.dk

Anonymous said...

Hi Ila,

What "yummy" blog candy! Happy Birthday! Happy Mother's Day!...Happy Spring!!!! I am eagerly awaiting the latest release in my all time favourite book series by author Diana Gabaldon. The series is referred to as the "Outlander" series. These books are Fiction, based on Historical facts. An absolutely spellbinding read!!! I can't put the books down once I start reading. Regards, Linda

Jilli said...

Hi Ila, Fab candy and a Happy Birthday and Mother's Day! The book i'm currently reading is by Linda Green and is called "10 Reasons Not To Fall in Love" its a rom-com and is fantastically funny. I do also love anything by Martina Cole, Karin Slaughter and Patricia Cornwell, but thats more intense reading and i have to have a break and have a little light reading inbetween. hugs Jillix

Crissy Armstrong said...

Ila! This is incredible! I am posting a link to this on my blog. Thank you for your generosity! I wanna play too!! Count me in!
And, I hardly ever read, and haven't actually read an entire book in years. I usually loose interest after ten pages. But, just this March, I found a book that really inspired me! It's called, "The Shack" by William P. Young. Best book I have read in over a decade. I love it so much, I wish I could buy it by the truckload to give away to all my friends. Its amazing.
Chat soon girlfriend! Hugs!

Christine said...

Hi Ila amazing candy you have & inspiration always, havent read a book properly in years (bad girl) but love to read gardening & craft books so not so bad, my fav stamp at mo is the sitting Gorjuss Girl just love it. Thanks for the chance to win.

hugs Christine xx

TracyG said...

Wow what awesome candy! Would be thrilled to win.
My very favorite book of all time would be The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley. An amazing book!
But right now I am reading the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris. They are quirky, funny , murder mysteries set in the South which involve vampires, witches and Werewolves. Really good!
Thanks,
Tracy G.

Cass said...

Hi Ila,what fabulous candy.Thank you so much for sharing,it's a pleasure to view your gorgeous cards.
I don't get much time to read at the moment but I love anything by Agatha Christie,Virginia Andrews and my fave is The Color Purple by Alice Walker.
I'll pop a link on my blog too.
Cass xxx

sandie994 said...

I love to read. The Stepanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich is a fun read. I aso like the books by Kate Collins Knit one and Knit two and there is one about cooking (can't think of the exact title right off).
Would love to win, love Magnolia stamps!!

vikkithescrapjunkie said...

Hello Ila, Happy Birthday to you!!! Hope you have a lovely day. I have put a piccy and link on my blog and also become a follower of your lovely blog so that i can visit again. I rarely have time to read as im always either busy with the children or crafting then sleeping lol. I am fairly new to stamping so only just starting to collect them but my favourites at the moment are the little studio G sets of clear stamps they are fab and i use them a lot especially the corners and flourishes.
Love n hugs
Vikki xx

Mina said...

wow what fantastic blog candy and Happy birthday to you...thanks for the chance to win and how much would I love to win all these Mags...I have linked you in my candy bar and the book Im re reading at the moment is Thomas Harris-Red Dragon...fantastic book thats the requel to Silence of the Lambs xxx

Patti Senter aka NW Lady said...

I just wandered to your blog from another today and was really taken by your Spring Blog Candy, Wow! I'm expanding more and more in cards and trying to glean all I can from all these wonderful blogs!! Happy Birthday to you as well. As for reading I've been on a real Barbara Delinsky kick lately and have been reading her books. These aren't new but such good reading if you haven't already done so, try Shades of Grace and While My Sister Sleeps, super super good!!!

jan said...

Hi Ila, wow what fabulous candy! I'm not actually reading a book at the moment but one of my faves is The Bird Song by Sebastian Faulkes. My fave stamp at the mo has to be the Miss Anya trio - I just adore them. Anyhoo, thanks for this opportunity to win some goodies.

Happy crafting from Jan x.

Risa said...

Hi Ila,
What a fab set of blog candy ...yummy!
The last book I read was Full Moon by Stephenie Meyer (part of the Twilight Saga) If you like romance etc. give Twilight a try.

As you might already know, I honestly can't pick one favorite stamp...it is impossible!!! *lol*

Thanks for the chance to win some awesome goodies Ila.
hugs
Risa:)

The Crazy Life of a Navy Wife said...

Happy Early Birthday!!! I am reading a book right now called, "The Kindness of Strangers" by Katrina Kittle. I really like it and can't seem to put it down. I also read a book recently called "Bikini Season" by Sheila Roberts. I really loved it! It would be perfect for the summer and it motivated me to lose some weight!

Cass said...

Greetings from Australia! I have added your giveaway to my blog sidebar.

As for reading, I have been loving any of Janet Evanovich's books lately.

Shannah said...

Hi from Down Under Ila! It wasn't till I looked at my "just finished" pile waiting to go back on the bookshelf that I realised how much I travel from my own bed each night... my last few books were; A Thousand Splendid Suns (Afghanistan), Holding Up the Sky (South Africa), Suite Francaise (France), The Secret Life of Bees (USA) and The Book of Unholy Mischief (Italy)!! They were all wonderful - and a cheap way to 'see' the world!!
Thanks for such fabulous candy!
Shannah xox

Malin E said...

Hi!
This is a lovely blog you have and would love to join your blog candy.
I read a book from Kristin Hannah, in sweden the name on it is A girl called Alice, don´t know if it is the same fot you but you can search on the author.IT´S A VERRY GOOD BOOK!!! I couldn´t stop read it.

Have a nice day and i will really really cross my fingers for the lovely blog candy you are so kind to offer.
Hugs Malin

GabrielaD said...

Happy Birthday!!!

I totally recommend THE HOST by STEPHANIE MYER (from the Twilight books) but the THE HOST is completely different and a stand alone book it has nothing to do with Twilight. Its about love and life and being human and what an alien (but not really an alien) discovers on Earth. It was a great book.

Maylee said...

Hi Ila, what generous candies your are offering. I'm on book two of the Twilight series. I you haven't seen the movie yet, I would read it first. I heard that the second movie is coming out later this year.

I would love to get my hands on some Tilda stamps. She's too cute. Thanks for the chance!

crazymomma said...

Wow Great Candy!!I like some good dramas,if I can tear myself away from a stamp magazine.I do like James Patterson,Tess Gerrtisen and Patricia Cornwell.My favorite stamps are High Hopes...ALL!!!! I'll spread the great news too.

schleifhexe said...

Hello,

two of the best books I´ved ever read are "Verblendung" and "Verdammnis" from a swedish author named Stieg Larsson. Just in time the 3rd part, called "Vergebung" appeared in germany and I´m gonna buy it the next days...
If you like crimes and tension then you would like these three books!

Now I hope you understand my terrible english and I´ll have a little luck ;-)

Have a nice day!

Greetings,
Katja

Sondrina said...

Hi.
I read a book Frederic Beigbeder "Love Lasts Three Years"
very interesting and controversial story.

Thanks for the chance to win your beautiful candy!
I linked her in my sidebar http://sondrina.blogspot.com/

bastelkueken said...

Hi.
A wonderful Blog Candy. Great.
I read a book Eragon - I love this dragon and the history.

Wish you a beautiful weekend

Anonymous said...

Hi Ila, happy birthday for next week.
I don't have much time to read books. I prefer to spend my time on visiting creative blogs like yours and get a bit creative by myself. At this moment my favourite stamp is a Boy Irisstamp which I use to make cards and booklets for my sons Holy Communion.
Lots of love from Belgium.
Ilse

Amy said...

Fantastic blog candy Ila!! I started reading Wicked last night its the life and times of the Wicked Witch of the West from the Wizard of Oz. The author says that that was only told from Dorothy's side of the story and this is to show how the witch turned out the way she did. It seems interesting... its kind of like she was misunderstood.

Cheryl said...

Wow! this is amazing candy!!I am reading Jodi Piccoult's handle with Care. I'm not very far into it, but it's good.
My summer reading is going to be the Twidlight series that everyone raves about!
thanks for the chance to win!

Creativika said...

Hello Ila! You have 2 wonderful candies! Thanks for the chances to win!!!! I linked you on my sidebar.

My favourite book is "Dorian Gray's potrait" by Oscar Wilde, i finished reading it yesterday :)

Best wishes!
Victoria

P.S. Sorry, I forgot to write about my favourite book, that's why I am writing now a new comment, sorry :((

Diane said...

Hi Ila
I can recommend the book 'A thousand splendid suns' but suggest you read 'The Kite Runner' by the same author first. The two books are slightly linked but if you read only one they are both excellent.
Fantastic blog candy too!!

Cathy said...

WoW Ila ! what lovely looking candy you have to offer, ( hope I win)lol.... As far as reading, I haven't read a good book in years, Between scrapbook magazines and all the blog hopping I just didn't take the time.... I will although before the end of the year make sure I take the time out to sit and relax with a good book. My favorite stamp right now is anything Magnolia.


Hugs Cathy

mummy of treasures said...

woow.. what a wonderfull blog candy!!! all these stuffs are amazing..
well its hard for me to recomend you on a good book because I read them in Hebrew and I dont know if they have been translated yet... so I will recomand you on things that are written in english:
All the Harlan Coben book are amazing.. you start reading one and you cant stop untill you finish it..and I love to read Jamie Oliver cook books - this gives me a lot of wonderfull ideas for summer light meals...
Hope this helps you
Thnka for this chance
Maya

Kathy said...

Well Happy (early) Birthday Ila!!! I hope you have a wonderful day!!
As far as books go I only read the little ones with one or two sentences on it (LOL) so I cannot help you out!! Although I Love You Stinkyface is really a cute one!

Anyways thanks so much for the wonderful chance at this blog candy! I would be delighted with either!! Thanks again.
:)Kathy

Lainy's Little Blog said...

Happy birthday to you Ila when it comes. I hope that you have a wonderful day and a great Mother's Day too. Great candy that you are giving away to celebrate. I have posted a link to your candy on my blog. Hugs, Lainy xxx

dpkennedy said...

I LOVE to read-and The Divide by Nicholas Evans was fantastic. I love all of his books actually. I am currently reading The Witching Hour by Anne Rice. This is the first book by her that I have ever read and I am finding it enjoyable and fascinating. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield was really great too! I also read the Pure Land by Alan Spence and loved it. Of course the Kite Runner should not be missed and I did read all four Twilight books-but please don't bother with the last one-Breaking Dawn. It was so bad it should never have been written! JMHO anyway. The movie, Twighlight, wasn't very good either, so don't let that influence your reading decision). So is that enough of a start for ya? Email me for more! Have a fab weekend Ila!

Linda said...

the twilight series.. I devoured them and now I am reading the host, also my stephnie meyer,, I am a grandma of 5.. my niece had been telling me to read them for a couple years,,I keep telling myself that I didn't want to read highschool novels, I am glad I finally listened, I am a fan of fantasy fiction,, have enough reality on a daily basis!

Biggi said...

Hi, ein schönes Candy,
ich versuche es auch mal bin ganz neu in der Bloggerwelt.
Einen lieben Gruß, Biggi

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Wonderful candy Ila..have put some pictures and a link in my sidebar. Don't get much time for reading these days :-( I struggle to keep up with all my craft magazines! Got a huge pile to read right now...hope to catch up over the bank holiday weekend.
Have a lovely weekend.
Hugs
Carole x

Ana Isabel said...

Maravilloso sorteo, ahora estoy leyendo el libro Desde mi cielo por Alice Sebold.
http://mas-kaprichos.blogspot.com/

Lysa said...

What a fabulous collection of blog candy!

I am in the middle of the Twilight series- they just suck you right in!

Thanks for a chance to win!

Tara Macfarlane said...

OMG! what great candy! You're so generous! I'm of course reading the Twilight series as well. I'm half way through the 4th book Breaking Dawn....I just never want it to end! I'm also reading some self help type books. They are always inspiring..... Have a wonderful birthday, Mother's Day and all of that!

Crazy Creations said...

Wow Great blog candt you are onmy side bar and i read prayer book daily reads I have so many of the They help me start my day .And my fav stamp right now are mags and whiffof joy Thank you Sarah

Andrea said...

Oh wow Ila, what a fantastic candy! I link it on my blog.
Sorry, but i dont read books.
Hugs, Andrea

Fern said...

What an amzing candy!!
Ila, this is simply gorgeous.
I am a follower, and i have put a link in my Candy Bar.
I would recommend a book... but there all childrens!!

Fern xx

Fabi Kojima said...

Grate Candy, Thanks for the chance.
Hugs from Mexico

Kimba-Slydog said...

Wow, what a great candy. It's amazing. Certainly I put a link on my blog. I got your newsletter for a long time, cause I love your blog.

One of my hobbies are books. I like the stories with crime and love. ;)

My favourite writer are Karin Slaughter and Karen Rose.

I have to take a look, what my favourite books are titled in origin............Karen Rose : "Have you seen her?".

Thanks for the chance to win this Magnolia stamps. Unfortunately I have not one of them.

Hugs,
Nicole

Claudia said...

Wow, what a great candy. It's amazing. I put a link on my blog.
Thanks for the chance to win this Magnolia stamps.

Hugs,
Claudia

Brenda said...

Great blog candy! I have a ton of favorite authors. I tend to lean toward light mysteries and series. A couple I like are Earlene Fowler, Katherine Hall Page & Joanne Fluke. Have not bought a lot of new stamps lately but I like the Clear Stamps the best at this time. Happy Birthday and Happy summer reading.

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Your blog candy is awesome Ila. Any spare time I spend crafting to wind down so not much time for reading. My favourite stamp.. oh there are just too many ;-) Thanks for the chance to win your awesome candy and i'm off to post on my blog now. Have a fantastic birthday next week and also have a great weekend, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Maria Jesus said...

Hi Ila

wow, very nice, yummy candy you have :) :).

Actually i'm reading "90 minutes on heaven" from Don Piper

Have an excellent weekend.

MJ

Christia's Scrappy Blog said...

*********************Hello*************
Well, Happy Birthday and Happy Mothers Day to you early. Thank you for sponsoring this wonderful blog candy. I think I will enter just for fun. You are offering a wonderful package of goodies....I have been wanting some of these stamps....maybe I will get lucky and be a winner. Good Luck to everyone who is entering.

Tiggertum said...

Hi

I'm new to blogs etc (having finally getting the net at home!!)and find them a huge source of inspiration. I have read some quite good books lately, but they are probably not any good to you as they we aimed at my 2yr old twins!!! (If you are ever in need of a good childrens boo I can recomend any Mick Inkpen books are the Velveteen rabbit). It is imposible to choose a favourite stamp but i love all of the beach/summer theme magnloia stamps.

Sharon

Tracey Feeger said...

Gosh that is a hard question as I haven't had time to read lately. So my favourite stamp at the moment would have to be my Gorjuss Girls set 2 - they are all so gorgeous that I just can't pick one. I can go as far as to say that I love them so much that I am having trouble deciding what to do with them. LOL.
Thanks for the great candy. Crossing my fingers.
mwah
Trace

Leslie said...

Hi Ila,

I just finished reading Healing Stones by Nancy Rue & Stephen Arterburn. I really liked it and it was an easy ready, great for summer! Thanks for the chance to win some wonderful blog candy.

Leslie Caponey

judyvp said...

Hello Ila! what a nice blog.My fave stamp right now is stampingbella. ive linked you on my sidebar.thanks for the chance to win.

PJ Pearson said...

Hello Ila - WOW what great candy you are serving up. Thanks for the chance to win. My fav authors are Karen Kingsbury and Lori Wick. As for stamps I have just found Magnolia and have ordered 2. Can't wait to get started.

Emma said...

Ohh, lovely candy :)

I dont really read books so at the moment my favourite stamp has got to be 'uplifting occasion' from penny black :)

Em XX

ikkinlala said...

I'm currently reading (and enjoying) Musicophilia by Oliver Sacks.

Have a happy birthday!

Sue said...

Oh wow Ila what a stunning candy, so generous of you, at the mo i am readin a set of books by Kathy Reichs they are brill, crime drama type, bit like Patrica Cornwell.
Thank you for the chance, will link to my side bar, sue,x

jackie said...

hello from me, youir blog is fantastic and full of ideas.
i have nearly finished reading cut by cathy glass, all her books are great.
happy birthday, i hope you have a good one.

Maiju said...

I do not have time to read books. The cards take everything for some time.
I like the stamps much, Motiven Doraline.

Sandra said...

Hi Ila,
What a great blog candy!! I like to read the books of Shanna Swendson They are great and fun to read! Have a happy birthday!
Hugs, Sandra

Triquetra said...

Hello..
I have not so much time to read, but my favorite books so far is Harry Potter believe it or not, 7 books with many pages to read it dont matter if you are young or old there is something for all..

My favorite stamps is from Magnolia and one of my favorite stamps in the collection is "HV08 Skrattande Tilda" and I cant wait to get her home to stamp with her.
I'm new at this and is looking forward to get many more stamps.

Have a great reading whatever you read..

Sonia said...

Wow what fab blog candy from a fab blogger. Welll i have been hooked on Stephanie Mayers books Twilight to start and another 3 to follow, great reading.
Hugs Sonia x

Henriette said...

Thank you for the opportunity to winn this wonderfull bloggcandy...
I have just finished Stephenie Meyer Twilight and I must read all the other books as well..

My favourite stamps at the moment are the Gorjuss Girls..

Peninia said...

Hi Ila!
Happy Birthday!
Great candy :)))

Angela (SCS monkeymama) said...

Wonderful blog candy, Ila! Happy birthday in advance, too! I'm sorry but I don't know of any good books right now. I have one I'm working on, but I keep falling asleep, so it's not very good I guess! Back to the library it goes!

Donalda said...

Wow you have some awesome blog candy here dear. I would love to win one wow!!

I am not one to sit and read so will have to go with the favorite stamp and I have to say that the little ant carrying the flower pot from High Hopes has to be my favorite stamp.
Big hugs dear

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Ila, what lovely blog candy you have on offer. I have problems with the tracking and focusing of my eyes and therefore can't read too much so the most reading I do with an overlay is the Creativity Magazine!!! I have to say I have a new favourite stamp. When the Tilda's came out I kept telling myself I didn't like them. It didn't last too long as I bought my first one this week - Picnic Tilda - needless to say she won't be an only child!!!! Best wishes and I hope with some rest your eyes are back to rights very soon. Kym xxx

Saskia said...

Wow...Thanks for sharing this GREAT candy!!!

For the moment, I'm reading the books of Stieg Larsson!! Thrilling books!!!

Sweet greetings,
Saskia

MichelleO said...

Oh my Ila... what fabulous blog candy! I will add you to my Candy Bar right now!... as for books...hmmmm well I haven't read one in a few months. So busy- and if I sit still long I fall asleep! :0) did get a good magazine the other day Hobby Farmer, LOL does that count?
HUGS
MichelleO

pescbrico said...

I want to read a book from Alice Sebold since I've got some friends talked to me about it. If I can find some time to read!!! :) Your last projects are really wonderful and I most have told you that before but I really love your coloring :)

Gloria said...

Hi Ila
Wow--what blog candy. I am new to blogging and this is the first candy I have tried to win...so just hope I am doing it all right. Your art is just fab.
I don't read much--except stamping mags, and work suduko puzzles. I do love those Whiff of Joy and Magnolia stamps, but do not have any--bummer but my fav I think are Northwood stamps..I love flowers. Sorry couldn't help you with the books.

Chrissie said...

Hi Ila, what gorgeous candy, thank you for the chance to win this.
Life has been a little hectic lately, so I'm not reading anything at the moment, but I do love Stephen King, Clive Barker, James Herbert and Dean Konta. They can be a little scary sometimes, but fabulous stories and so well written.
Hope you have a wonderful Birthday my friend.

TA Carbone said...

I haven't read a book in such a long time since I got sick, but I have to say that right now I am having fun with Magnolias, Impression Obsession and flower soft. They all go so well together. I am hoping by the end of the month to have a sample on my blog.

Good luck and Happy Birthday

TA
http://carbonescorner.blogspot.com

Jackie said...

Hi Ila

What fantastic candy to offer. Thanks for the chance of winning. Will place a link on my sidebar.

Now as to books, I love anything my Martina Cole, Lillian Harry or Katie Fforde. I am struggling with my current book and would not recommend it to anyone!!!

Jackie

Naoual said...

Hi Ila, the candy you're offering is Amazing!! I'm keeping my fingers crossed ;o)

You've probably already read them, but I'm reading the Twilight saga at the moment and I'm totally in love with this story, once I start reading I just can't stop!! If you haven't already read these books, you really should! I promise, you won't be dissapointed ;o)

Hugs, Naoual

Thao said...

Hi Ila, thanks for offering such wonderful blog candy! I just finished a book called The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke. It's a fun, easy read and was actually made into a movie!

Sammie said...

Personally I love historical fiction -I recently borrowed a book which I loved: "The Glassblower of Murano", but I don't know the author. My favourite period is the Tudor period and I so I love most books by Phillipa Gregory -I am just about to start "The Other Queen" about Mary Queen of Scots which I think is probably her latest.
Please enter me for you draw and I am just about to add you to my Candy Shop side bar.
Sammie

JanJ said...

Hi wow what a fab candy, I've put a link to it on my sidebar.

I'm reading the Twilight books at the moment, and they're really good, thoroughly recommend them.

All the best

Jan xx

Cardmaking Galore said...

One great (or should I say two) blog candy Ila. Keeping my fingers crossed. Ila you should put up one of your own creations as blog candy - any crafter would run for it especially any fan of yours would - and that makes me top of your fan list - hehe!

Blue Gardenia said...

Wow, Ila! What a fab candy you have here!!!

Right I'm reading "th old man and the sea" from Hemingway and I'm loving it!

Greeting from Brazil.

Gardenia. =)

Rosette said...

Wow Ila, how lovely and generous of you!
Thank you for this lovely chance. The book I'm reading right now is " 3:16" , that's the name, by Max Lucado :)

Hugs and a very happy birthday sweetie :)

SueH said...

WHAT WONDERFUL BLOG CANDY. I AM CURRENTLY READING TRACIE PETERSENS BOOKS. THEY ARE WONDERFUL CHRISTIAN ROMANCE BOOKS AND USUALLY ARE IN SERIES. LOVE THE CANDY. HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND HAPPY MOTHERS DAY.

pinky said...

Gorgeous candy up for grabs here!!! My fav author is Patricia Scanlan so anything by her (Irish). My fav stamps at the mo are the new ones from Charmed Delectable Stamps. Happy Birthday, hope its a good one.
Pinky

Sandra said...

Wow that is some candy you're offering!
I LOVE to read! At the moment I'm reading a Rosamunde Pilcher book - Coming home, for the second time. I love her books. When you read them it feels like you are in the town with the people.
I've put a link on my sidebar

Deb said...

fabulous candy Ila, I will add you to my side bar!
I only discovered the Twilight books recently, they are a must read definitely!
My favourite stamps just now have to be Whimsy, I can't wait for the new release of kids stamps, so sweet!
Hope you are enjoying your weekend! Debx

Rica said...

Fabulous blog candy Ila. I've linked you in my sidebar.
As for books - I'm at present reading the Stephanie Plum novels by Janet Evanovich. I have thirteen of these and read them over and over (probably about once a year). They are so hilarious they have me crying with laughter
hugs Heather xx

retiredheather said...

Wow! Fantastic blog candy. I love Nora Roberts...just the right amount of romance and mystery. I have linked your blog on my sidebar so....Happy Birthday and Happy Mother's Day.
Hugs
Heather

Julie Temple said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Great candy...thanks for the chance! I will link you~
I am not a reader, so I am sorry I am no help in that department, but it seems there are several good authors I should be checking out, according to your comments!!

Hugs,
Julie

Andrea said...

Was für ein wunderschönes Candy und die Idee mit der Frage find ich klasse. Meine Lieblings-Autorin ist zur Zeit Tess Gerritsen, ich liebe ihre Bücher.
Liebe Grüße Andrea

Melody said...

I am not reading any book at the moment. My favourite stamps is whiff of joy frosted sugar.

Streeters said...

What fabulous candy!! I too highly recommend the Twilight Series, if you haven't already read it. :)

bri_02@msn.com

PattiM said...

HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY AND MOTHER'S DAY!! I stopped reading when I became involved with scrapping and computers.. LOL Between that and whatever life throws at you, I'm pretty busy. I love the Tilda dragonfly and butterfly.. So Cute....

Hugs,

PattiM
(Pattie's passion)

I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!!

Tracey said...

Sending you early birthday wishes Ila! I hope you have a fabulous one!! As for good books - I read the Twilight series not long ago by Stephenie Meyer and loved them. Well written books. I am kind of in a reading slump right now though.

I love your candy!! Tilda as a butterfly is a stamp I am coveting. I think it is my favourite at the moment - I love it!! Hopefully, I will win since buying is not an option at the moment.

Rosella said...

What fantastic candy!! I definitely HOPE I WIN!!! PLEASE!!! Just imagine me on my knees begging! LOL!!
The book I could not put down once I started it was KISS by Ted Dekker. It's a really great book. I am now reading The boneman's daughters by the same author. Great too.

Suzy said...

Happy birthday!!!

Your candy is great. Love to be entered. I put the link on my side bar.

Now i don't read anything and i have no prefered author. I like Agatha Christy, Nora Roberts, Stephen King and also others i don't remember at the moment.

Sanna said...

Hi Ila!

I just finished The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen. Absolutely great book like the other her books. I recommend it.

may-chu said...

Hello Ila! Hi from Israel!
first of all - have a happy birthday! mine is getting close too! only 13 more days to go!
so Happy Birthday for us!
as for the books.... I love books! right now I'm reading "wicked" by Gregory Maguire, but I don't recommend it unless you like/seen/heard of the musical. it gets kinda boring at some parts. so what I do reccomend is Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card... it's a really good book.
can't give you stamps since I don't own any stamps! I usually draw my stuff...
I blogged your candy here:
http://theblogcandyblog.blogspot.com/2009/05/cutey.html
thanks!

Nicole Bailey said...

OMG Ila you are so generous and Happy Almost Birthday!

I haven't been reading lately but last summer I finished off the Harry Potter series which was my favorite series of all.
And my favorite stamp???That's so hard-they are all my favorite...but I have been downloading images quite a bit lately-like Madison and Holly images from Dotties World.

HTH!
-Nicole

Just a little bit Crafty said...

Hi Ila, sending you Birthday Wishes, hope your day is very special. Thanks for putting up such yummy candy, here's fingers crossed.
The only things I read are blogs and Scrapbooking Mags. As for my favorite stamps, will that would have to be Whiff of Joy and any Tilda.
Cheers, Irene :)

Nette said...

I hope you had/have a great birthday-Party :)

Thank you for the Chance to win your Blog Candy.

Greatings from Germany
Nette

Three Girls Mom said...

Ila, Happy Birthday... I hope you have a great. I have not read any good books lately but, Nora Roberts came out with some movies recently that were based on some of her books. The movies were great so the books have got to be better. Great Blog candy. Thank you for giving us a chance to win.
Shannon

Agus :) said...

wow! lovely blog candy!! thanks for the chance to win :) Im going to link your blog right now!

Here is my blogHugs

Agus

Velta said...

Lordy, Lordy...I think I am number 148...you should get a thousand comments for this candy Ila...I am on my fourth book of the Twighlight Series...and I LOVE this series..I have even bought the movie and a Cullen keychain...now I am looking for the Soundtrack...Even though Edward is young enough to be my son...I am crazed by him...LOL

JACKIE said...

Happy birthday!!!

Your candy is fab. Would love the chance to win. I have put a link on my candy bar.
Not had time to read any books of late because I have just started a new job, my favourite stamps at the minute are Hanglar and Stanglar, that I was lucky enough to be able to get from a friend in Norway....hugs Jackie xx

marjolijn said...

Hello Ila,

What an awesome candy, I really love it.
My favourite book at the moment is Child 44 and is written by Tom Rob Smith.
Hugs from The Netherlands.
XXX Marjolijn

Kristin said...

Gorgeous candy! Yummi! :D
Thanks for giving us the chance of winning! :)

I haven't read any books lately, but my favourite stamp at the moment is Country Garden from Sugar Nellie. It's really cute! :D

AbcHobby.it said...

Wow... super yummy candy!! thanks for the chance, I'll cross my fingers!
I've left a link on my candy box

hugs from italy
elisabetta

Amanda said...

Happy early Birthday! Hope you have a wonderful day. Right now I'm reading a memoir titled The Glass Castle. It's by Jeanette Walls. I'm really enjoying it and would recommend it. Thank you for the chance to win this unbelievably generous blog candy. :)

Shazza said...

WOW Ila, what afabulous candy and Happy Birthday for next week. I am reading Change of Heart by Jody Picoult just now which is good but I can recommend a Thousand Rising Suns by Khaleed Hosseini. A fantastic book but I would never have picked it up until a friend lent me it.
Hope you enjoy it
x

Tracey said...

hiya love your blog and ohhhhh woow love your candy. i have added a link to my side bar.
I dont have much time to read im afraid if i do read its nornaly blogs. my ultimate fav stamp at the moment is fall magnolia tilda i have painted 44 images this weekend and have stuck them around my craft table love her so much this is why i would love your candy so much.
thank you for giving me chance to win
angel wishes tracey x

Lynne in NI said...

Gasp!! Your candy is fantastic - thanks for the chance of winning.

At the minute I'm reading Die For Me by Karen Rose - its a murder mystery, a bit 'darker' than I normally read but I can't put it down!

Hope you have a great birthday!

Donna said...

Oh Ila, thank you so much for the chance to win this blog candy, it all looks so wonderful. I have put a link on my sidebar for you to help spread the word.
As for books, I'm reading a Patricia Cornwell book at the moment which I bought a while ago, try and read it when I can.
But if you'd like some interesting reading, my husband Alan has written a story based on my elves rubber stamps called The Adventures of Lumas Thorn, which you can read online at

http://lumasthorn.blogspot.com/

I tried to put the direct link in but it wouldn't, but it's a fabulous cute fairytale, I think you'll like it.

hugs
Donna

Jodi said...

Happy Birthday! What a bunch of fantabulous candy you are offering! I've linked your giveaway on my blog.

I've read so many books in the past few months (at least 30), that I can't even remember the names of all of them. Some of my favorites are: Diane Mott Davidson's series, Sue Grafton's series, Janet Evanovich's Plum series.

Thanks for the chance to win your generous giveaway :)

Diane said...

What lovely candy, thanks for the chance to win. I have linked your candy to my blog. I am reading I am reading The Godmother by Carrie Adams at the moment, only just started reading it but its fine so far

Lori said...

I am on book #3 of the Twilight series. I didn't think I would like books about vampires, but I LOVE these!!!

Thanks for the chance at winning some candy!

Lori said...

Hello Ila,
I just recently discovered your blog and I'm thoroughly enjoying catching up on your posts and getting inspiration from your designs. I recently finished a series of crime dramas by Kathy Reichs (the television show "Bones" is loosely based on her life and her books). The first two books in the series are Deja Dead and Death du Jour. What's lovely though, is you don't have to read them in order. They're written individually but when read in order there are a few extra pieces that fall into place for the reader. If you like crime dramas with good character development, you might like them. Enjoy your summer reading!
Lori

Christine Blain said...

Hi from Australia! Thanks for the opportunity to win some YUMMY goodies! I have just read "Blackbird", and the sequel, "Still Waters" by Jennifer Lauck. Brilliant, engaging, compelling books (have a tissue at hand, though). Stampin' Up's "Trendy Trees" are one of my favourite stamp sets at the moment.

Carole RB said...

Hi Ila
Happy Birthday and Happy Mother's Day. You have a great blog candy. Thanks for a chance to win. My favorite stamp for the time being is a Thomas Kinkade "The Garden of Prayer".

Anonymous said...

Wow I absolutely would love to win this wonderful blog candy...
It would be a great Mother's Day present!!!
I have never had any of these stamps and would so treasure them, oh the possibilities I could create if I won...
Jen

Belas Creating Place said...

Oldie but a goodie, James Patterson's, "The Beach House."

I love the Patterson books....amazing good read.

Daylight said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you have a great one!!
Thanks for the chance of getting some great candy, especially on your special day! Enjoy your day!!

diana said...

my favorite stamps are the magnoliagirl with the tulips and the big tulips .

love your blog.

love from HOlland

JAIN said...

Hi Illa! I'm Jain. It's a wondefull,wondefull blog!I want to see always!Wellcom to my blog http://r.mail.ru/cln3883/my.mail.ru/community/artgaleri

Carol said...

I am reading Nora Roberts book Stars right now. I am enjoying it.
Happy Birthday and thanks for the chance to win a great blog candy. I would love to win this set.

Cathy said...

Hi Ila,
That is stunning candy, and I would love to give those lovely Magnolias a good home!!
My DH is trying to get me into Terry Pratchett and Ihave just read Thud ... it did make me laugh and I am going to have a go at some of his books.
Hugs
Cathy xx

Moni said...

Hi Ila, yummy candy you are offfering! Would love to win it, I linked you on my blog!
As about books: I am not reading any but love to read Agatha Cristie books, love criminal stories!
About stamps, I do not have any stamps all stamped images were sent to me from my blogging friends and I am so thankful! I love the Magnolia stamps and WOJ stamps! Hugs, Moni

Marian said...

Your candy is wonderful. Thanks for the chance of winning.

My favorite book is The Shadow of the Wind written by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.

Gracie said...

Hi Ila! What wonderful blog candy! Thank you so much for the chance to win!

I love to read and I recently started two books. The first one is called "Something Borrowed" by Emily Giffin. The second book is called "Left to Tell" by Imaculee Ilibagiza. This is a true story about her journey through the Rwanda genocide. Very powerful story so far! =)

Thanks again for the chance and happy summer reading! =)

Gracie

lluna d'abril said...

Wooow, what a great candy! Thanks for the chance to win!
I've put you a link on my side bar
My favorite book is The Shadow of the Wind written by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.

Hugs, Glòria

Elle-phan-tastic cards said...

Hi, I'm Helen & just came across your lovely blog & blog candy!! I don't have a favourite book but I do have some favourite Authors. Patricia Cornwell, James Patterson, Tess Gerittsen & Karin Slaughter. They are all really good reads about forensics, cops, choroners, bit of love murder & mystery. Fab!!

Helen x

Renata van Miltenburg said...

What a great blogcandy, I keep my fingers crossed! My all time favorite book" is from Jean M. Auel, "The Clan of the Cave Bear"

Warmest regards, Renata

p.s. later on I will spread the word on my blog!

Marion said...

Hi Ila, Firstly let me wish you a happy birthday. I like your blog and I have it in my favourites. The candy you are offering is just delicious. I am happy to be in with a chance to win some. My favourite book at the moment is a Trilogy by Nora Roberts called Sign of Seven. I am reading the second book now and it is difficult to put it down. I am a fan of hers anyway. My fav stamps at the moment are from Whiff of Joy

Marion

shortyrose said...

Hi Ila, I wish you a happy birthday!
I like your blog very much. Thank you very much for the chance to win this fantastic candy!
I like reading the books from Janet Evanovich. The are wunderful. Very funny, exciting and amusing!!! I love very much the Stephanie Plum range. I'm addict on it. I can't wait for the next book. I have some books in english because they comes faster in your bookshops.
Greetings from Germany
shortyrose

Francesca said...

Hi

Ila - Fantastic blog candy

Thanks for the chance to win. i am reading the Twilight series

i have linked to your candy on my blog

Francesca x

Bev said...

Delish candy hun, and a double dose too! I've linked you in my side bar x

Mimiko said...

What a candy! Happy birthday to you... :)
Mine's this Saturday and Sunday is Mother's Day. Next year they both will be on the same day.
Right now I'm reading (again) one of my favourites: Agatha Christie (Death in the clouds). I've been reading her books over 20 years now and I'm still not bored ;)
I linked you to my blog:
http://mimiko.vuodatus.net/blog/1935430

Leonie said...

Hello Ila!

Great candy you're giving away! I would love to win one set!
My favourite author is Nora Roberts, all of her books are great! Right now I'm reading 'Tribute' that the newest one that's translated in Dutch!
I've linked you're great candy in my sidebar!Leonie xx

CJ'SMOMMY*KIMBERLY said...

Reading the twilight series.I love them ,LOL.

Brenda said...

Ila, what a great idea! Not only do you receive great ideas for new books to read, so do all your followers who read comments. I love to read and do almost every night. I love the book I am reading now, "Eragon". It was written by a very young man and is classified as young adult, but it rivals anything I have read by any author and being young adult has no off color language or scenes.

Sheena said...

Really generous and scrummy candy Ila! Thanks for the chance to win!
Happy Birthday too!
I love reading autobiographies but at the minute I'm reading a book by Marian Keyes - and Irish author. It's quite funny in places and then sad in other places. (The child in me also loves the Harry Potter books!)
I've linked you on my sidebar.
x

laneyoval said...

Hi Ila
great candy.. you are so kind, afraid i'm a Catherine Cookson fanatic(still)
Have just got into stamping and tilda is just so addictive..she's my fav
hugs
laney

tanja said...

hoiIla happy birthday , what een great candy so many well I read a lot but dutch boeks this is goed thriller (every thing to lose )Alles te verliezen / Esther Verhoef
and Rendez-vous / al so from here a read from my 16 jaar so ask if you look voor a book voor de holiday summer mail me oo jey ook people ho like to travel en de read a book from de his journey
so by by dutch girl tanja

alee81 said...

hi great blog candy- thank you for doing it for us crafters!!!
i love freya north, marian keyes, patrisha (sp) scanlan, adele parks, and i can't remember the authers name but she wrote millies fling. these should keep you going for quite a while!

oh also chris manby is a great read along with louise bagshawe and her sister tilly, celia ahern. get your self into a charity shop and just pick out some books by their covers!

Jacilynn said...

Great candy! I really really would love these magnolias! Fingers crossed.

If you like fantasy novel's I've recently read "Hunger Games" It was sooo amazing. A real page turner. Sorry, I can't think of the author at the moment, but I bought off Amazon and you should be able to find it that way.
Thanks!

Maria said...

Hi, what a wonderfull candy! I love the Harlan Coben's books...
Maria from Israel.

Debs said...

Wow what fab candy you are offering, many thanks for the chance to win it. I have recently finished Damaged by Cathy Glass which was very thought provoking but I wouldn't call it a Summer read. I love Kate Mosse books but you have to persevere with them and also Dan Brown.

Maggie Bob said...

Oh, I like a candy with a question (and what a generous candy you are offering - I am honoured for the chance to win).

I've recently read Mother of Pearl by Maureen Lee, and then found out that both my Mum and my Mother-in-law had read it too - and we all loved it. Good if you like 'family sagas'

xx

Sue said...

Hi Ila, wonderful candy you have on offer. I must admit to not having much time for reading these days, my crafting has taken over, although I will be taking some books on holiday with me. I do like Virginia Andrews novels. Sue.

annececile said...

mes tampons favoris ? magnolia for ever and penny black (animals) !!!!
merci pour ce blog candy
et surtout joyeux anniversaire !!!

annececile

http://scrapannece.canalblog.com

joey said...

Hi Ila, wow, your candy offerings are gorgeous and so generous :O) thankyou so much for the chance. I am not reading anything at the moment, although I am due another good book, I always opt for Danielle Steel. Good luck to everybody. Love Joey.xxx

Jenny said...

A must read (in my humble opinion LOL) is Sophie's Heart by Lori Wick. I'd have to say it's my favorite! She's a great Inspirational author! Congrats on all your accomplishments! Thanks for a chance to win!

Florence Lim said...

Hi There ... Just discovered Magnolia Stamps and that you are the DT in Canada. Great.

Books - Am in the thick of Twilight.. who isn't right ?

Favorite Stamp at the moment - Sarah Kay - just got some last week.

Fantastic Web Site.. Will be visiting often

CraftingAnu said...

Hi. Fab candy! I just started reading Twilight today. I got it as a forward from a friend of mine. If you haven't read it and would like a printable copy, just e-mail me and I'll forward it to you. You can find my e- mail addy on my sidebar.

I don't have any fav stamps but love all flower and butterfly ones!

Hugs from Kuwait,
Anu

Lil Sis said...

Well being an avid reader this was quite hard for me to answer cause I've read so many good ones lately - but I'm mainly into fantasy books and am loving Fiona Macintosh's trilogy at the moment the first book is Betrayal and I couldn't put it down.

Favourite stamp at moment is Whiff of Joy's Queen Charlottes Horse.

Going to keep my fingers crossed for your lovely candy thanks for the chance to win x

Sheena F said...

Hi Ila. Thanks for offering this great blog candy. I am a fan of the author Patricia Cornwell so basically any of her books, especially the Kay Scarpetta novels.
Favourite stamp ... difficult ... love the stylish 'Stampin' Up' sets but also the Tilda & Sarah Kay ranges.

Thanks again.

Regards from Bonnie Scotland!

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Hi Ila
What a lovely blog you have and you are being very generous offering such great candy. I have become a follower, added a link to your candy to my candy bar on right hand side of my blog and also published a post showing your photos of the candy with a link here I shall keep my fingers crossed for a chance to winning Hugs Julie x

Mouse40 said...

happy Birthday, Ila!!
The last book I read was a series about Angelica and "The Stand" Stephen King.
Great blogcandy! Thanks for the chance to win!
I posted a link on my blog:
http://mouse40.blogspot.com/2009/05/blog-post.html

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