Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Did Someone Say BLOG CANDY???

Howdy everyone! Long time no post! Things have been so insanely busy this past week! I hate being sick because it takes so long to get caught up with everything. Anyway, this is the first night that I have actually been home so I am taking this opportunity to finally post! :) How about some blog candy??? Today is the new release day for There She Goes and we are celebrating! The set that Jessica is releasing today is this fabulous set called "Spooktacular Silhouettes"!

Spooktacular Silhouettes
* 6"x8"
* Set of 16 stamps
*$20

Isn't it awesome??? I just love the simplicity of it! The great thing about it is that it is so versatile too. Can't you just imagine the house and tree on a card OTHER than Halloween? I certainly can!

So, do you want to hear about the blog candy? Leave a comment on THIS post telling me how you like to celebrate Halloween, if you do, and I will draw a name on Friday, October 3! The winner will then receive a stamp set from the lovely Jessica! :) Good luck!

Also, make sure you check out these other There She Goes Design team blogs to look for some more chances to win:
Jessica

Angela

Bev

Faith

Holly

Maki

Wendy

99 comments:

Amanda From: AJ's In-Sanity Center said...

I like to spend Halloween by dressing up my daughter and taking her trick-or-treating... This year she wanted to be a "Cowgirl" to match my 1 yr old nephew...

Anonymous said...

I am so glad you are feeling better and getting back on track. We like to spend halloween dressing up my daughter and handing out candy to the kids in town. This year I think we may spend it with my 2 nieces.
dana

Liz said...

Glad you're starting to feel better! I love handing out candy and seeing all the cutie pies dressed up in their costumes!

malissa32 said...

I enjoy the decorating more than the celebrating! But i do love eating candy! Just not into the whoel costume things!

~Chris~ said...

I love to spend Halloween dressing my Kiddos up and take them Trick or Treating..
Thanks for the Chance to win some great Candy..
~Chris~

Mandy said...

We travel down to my hometown early in the morning to see all the kids in the kiddies parade. After that we grab a hot dog from a vendor downtown and play a game or two at the street festival. To finish out the day we sit on my sister's front lawn to watch the evening parade with marching bands and floats. Then my favorite part is a big bon fire like cookout! So much fun!
- Mandy

Cindy K. said...

I love to make Halloween everything, cards, scrapbook pages, albums. My only problems is that I'm running out of Halloween pics to work with.

Anthonette said...

Each year, we wish we had organized a big party with our friends and their kiddos. We still haven't done it. A few days before Halloween, we decorate the outside with non-scary decorations and lights. We carve a few pumpkins. I stay home to hand out treats, while my husband takes my son around the neighborhood to get treats. The door bell rings non-stop. I barely have time for a bathroom break!

Kristin said...

The last few years we take the kids to our church's carnival- all dressed up in costumes to play games and get lots of candy. Then, home to greet our trick or treaters from the neighborhood.

cpullum said...

I like to celebrate with my family and friends we have a Pirate Party!

oneforeachhand said...

The whole family heads out to visit our favorite neighbors. My favorite part is watching my two girlies carefully position themselves and ring the bell. it is their own private fashion show moment, and they get candy.

Michelle said...

I like Halloween with my niece & nephew...I love seeing them dressed up in their cute little outfits running all around the neighborhood. I like to also answer the front door for all the trick or treaters to see how cute they look too.

daiseyfreak said...

I love her stamps, I own 2 of them already! I actually like to dress up for Halloween, even though I'm 30- yes, I still dress up! someone's always having a party, so that's how I love to spend the night!

Bunny B said...

My friends and I would dress up and have a fun party!! :) Thanks for the chance!!

kat said...

I spend Halloween with my 5 grandchildren; they won't be little much longer and I want to enjoy this time as much as I can. Thanks for the chance to win TSG's stamp set.

Kelli said...

Wanting some Candy for my "sweet tooth!"

chloe said...

So glad to hear you are feeling a little better! We dont celebrate Halloween so much in New Zealand; but if we do anything its pretty much just scoffing down some choccy!!

Allison said...

That is such a cute set! I enjoy spending Halloween answering the door for the little kids and seeing what cute costumes they are wearing! Too bad this year I live in an apartment and won't get anyone stopping in!

Lastel said...

We decorate the apartment and then wait for the treaters to show up . My son is 14 this year so I am not sure if he will go out to get treats or not .
Would love to win TSG stamps

Pammila said...

We Trick or Treat as a family. Leave a bowl of candy out in case anyone comes to our house (usually only 2 or 3 small groups *sigh*)

Sena said...

I'd spend Halloween by having a party among friends! Thanks!!



sena.sagani[at]gmail.com

Cathy said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better. I like to spend my halloween waiting for the trick or treaters to come, I decorate my home to the max and wait to see what my son, daughter-in-law and 3 children come knocking on my door. It amazes me every year. Thank you for giving me a chance to win the blog candy.

WandaG_CT said...

First, thanks for the chance to win. I love to see all the little dressed up trick or treaters.

luvhymns said...

My hubby and I dress up and come to my parents home cuz we live in the country. They have kids and now grand kids from the neighborhood that I grew up in. We love to see their costumes and give them prizes. smiles

Glad you're on the mend. Can't wait to see the new posts when you catch up to life! .B.

Stampin Cats said...

I love to pass out candy to the neighborhood kids and see what they are dressed as. The little ones can be so cute. The looks on their faces when you give them candy is too precious so I don't mind if they don't say thank you.

Annelies said...

No real Halloween here in Belgium. The children in some areas dress up and go out for candy, but not where I live. Thanks for a chance to win! Greetings, Annelies

Carol said...

Since my girls are all grown up and living away from me, I always enjoy giving out candy to the trick-or-treaters. I usually take a few photos of them (if the parents allow it). Also our school dresses up for Halloween, students and staff, if they want.
Thanks for a chance to win this wonderful set.

Tracy said...

Glad you feeling better. Have missed your updates and cards. We do trunk or treat at our church. The kids have a wonderful time. At least 300 people come. The parents are a hoot also. I love blog candy. Never have won it but I enjoy trying. Maybe one day. Keep making those awesome cards.

mochamama said...

My kids are no longer at home and where I live is pretty quiet so we only get maybe 15 trick or treaters So I just decorate a little and usually do up extra special (Lots and lots) treat bags. When my kids were younger I used to dress up, put on scarry Halloween tapes and scare the trick or treaters half to death, hehehehe.

Cheryl said...

For my family, Halloween starts in September because my DH is a Screamster at Cedar Point (you can see him here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ouwc9NPIJkY). Then the week before Halloween, we take our dds to CP's special trick or treat night for the local school kids. Another night we take them to the assisted living place where my mom and my aunt live and then we end with trick or treating in our neighborhood which is usually on Halloween.

Anonymous said...

i celebrate halloween by sitting on my porch with bowls of candy waiting for the over 200 (yup over 200) trick or treaters we get yearly.
our neighborhood is festively decorated(all the neighbors decorate)
and the fun and safe environment is wonderful!

janice

ladyb266 said...

I have soo been into picture frames to decorate for Holidays lately! I totally went all out 2 Saturdays ago buying 8 Halloween Picture frames. And then I dug out my photo albums from Halloween to frame pictures of my girls in their Halloween costumes! My picture table looks way cute!!!! All the frames are different Halloween themed. Glad you are feeling better by the way!!! ~Heidi

JenMarie said...

Don't celebrate Halloween here...except for yummy candy! LOL!

Lori A. said...

I love this set so much! I really hope I can get it.
For Halloween we get the kids all dressed up and go trick-or-treating around our neighborhood. We usually end up hooking up with some neighbors and walk around together. The kids have a blast. Some of our neighbors have "haunted" houses for the kids to go through. The kids also love passing out candy so we come back home in time for them to do that awhile. Of course, then there's the candy. We let the kids eat a few pieces. We're so glad Halloween isn't on a school night this year! :)

Vickilyn said...

Thanks for the opportunity!! My little one has never really been interested in Halloween, but we usually visit a few relatives and go out to dinner (after all, nobody else is going out to dinner!)

Thanks for the inspiration and the opportunity!!

Nancy Park said...

This stamp set is GREAT! the "Silhouettes" are so versatile. Can't wait to order them.

Beth M said...

My husband and I have hosted a halloween costume party for the last 8 years. We decorate the entire house. I love halloween!

Thanks for the chance to win.

Niki :) said...

We like to take my son out trick or treating to all our family members homes! They love seeing him all dressed up :)

crummyd said...

I have great memories of Halloween as a kid, especially getting sick the next day. Let's just say self-discipline is not my middle name!

Tammy said...

We have a big party with just adults. We don't dress up or anything but I usually have the patio all decorated in fall stuff. Not so much Halloween but just a nice Bon Fire kind of party with out the big fire, just a small outdoor fire pit. We usually eat stuff like pumpkin soup and grilled Turkey legs. So lot's of fall food. It's so fun.

Willa Jean Coates said...

I spend Halloween with my family which now consists of 3 grandchildren (2 adult daughters). It is also my birthday:) Everyone usually celebrates it more than I do:)

Maria Gurnsey said...

GLAD YOUR BACK!!! I'm itching for some steph creations but blog candy is okay too :)
I like to spend halloween taking pics of my kids. They are always so adorable in costumes. trick or treating is never much fun here in CO. It's always so cold and the costumes aren't as cute with winter coats and hats on over them...lol!!!

Anonymous said...

I love Halloween with the decorating and fun of scrapping it and making cards. We start with having a Trick A Trunk @ our church for the youth then go to some houses to trick or treat and visit friends. We usually end the night up with the older kids "rolling" a few yards. It is a great night of fun and pictures and then I still have nights of fun afterwards....eating and scrapping!!! Hope you have a great one! -- LaCee lgaley@charter.net

laurlynn said...

I've always loved Halloween, getting together with friends, having fun. Now it's even more fun since my son was born on Halloween! So it's always double the fun!

Christi said...

This set is fantastic!!! We spend Halloween going to a carnival at our family church. It's a huge church so there is everything you can possibly think of like games, rides, etc. It is safe and the kids have a blast. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome set!

Juanita said...

Till I had kids, halloween was not a big deal. But now my DD spends the month prior telling us all what our costumes will be. We get dressed up, someone stays home to hand out candy and the other parent takes the kids out (last year they toughed out 3 houses)then I spend the next 3 weeks doling out candy.

Bryce & Cortney Alvord said...

This is the 2nd Halloween my husband I will spend together (no kids yet). We tried to have a party last year with not much luck so this year we're going to follow his families tradition of chinese take out and watch scary movie :)

Jekka said...

I LOVE Halloween. Every year I dress up to give out candy to all the kids. My trick or treaters don't just receive candy out of bowl, I make individual treat bags for them--usually between 50 adn 100.
My "special kids" don't receive cand at all--they receive McDonald's GC and homemade cookies.

Marji said...

Oh boy! A chance for blog candy! We love Halloween and celebrate every year at our church by participating in Trunk-or-Treat. We have over 1000 kids come, alot for our small town and another way to spread the Gospel.

jamielady said...

How funny! Just last night I had a dream about Halloween and little Trick or Treaters! We live in a rural area so we dont get to hand out goodies(which in my dream we were in a new house and there were children trick or treating everywhere!! LOL!)
However, what we do is our church has a safe Trick or Treat celebration by opening up the parking lot and everyone comes in their cars, some are even decorated, and we have treats and the kids go car to car! Isnt that Wonderful? We get many kids and its so much fun! Parents love it, kids love it!! Everyone is a Happy Trick or Treater!!
Gald youre feeling better Steph!! Big Hugs!

Lynn Mercurio said...

What fun. My DH & I usually spend the first part of Halloween answering the doorbell, handing out candy and admiring all the cute kiddies in costume. The later part of the evening, after we turn off the porch light, is to watch a scary movie. Acutally, the entire month of October we watch scary movies to get "in the spirit" of the holiday. :)

Steph said...

We take the kids to Trunk or Treat and the Halloweenie Roast our church does every year. Tons of fun.

SharonC said...

Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate! Is there anything else??
So glad you are feeling better. Thanks for the chance to win.

mclesliemom said...

I love seeing and talking to all the kids that come to the house. I loved taking my kids out when they were little but I missed seeing all the other kids costumes and excitement

Karen R. said...

With 4 boys, what else is there to do but trick-or-treat! The older 2 are "too old" to go anymore, but my 2 younger ones love the candy. We live in the country, so once we hit about 5 houses the treat bags are full...we always take an extra bag to unload into. Love your cards, and thanks for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

I like to dress up my son and go trick-or-treating with him. But there is a bunch of us with little children and we like to take them all on a hayrack ride too.
Thanks for a chance to win.
Heidi
hhmcdonough@yahoo.com

curtis said...

With my children grown and in College we do not dress up anymore. I do however make up treat bags for them and there friends. I also like to make some to hand out to the neighborhood kids. Glad to hear you are feeling better. Thanks for a chance to win cute stamps. Susan N. (Not Curtis)

Cheryl Horton / Inspire Me said...

We celebrate Halloween probably the typical way. But I think we have more fun making the costumes than we do collecting candy. This year we are doing a robot and a dinosaur. Can't wait! Just loving this stamp set! Cheryl

clouds said...

Hey Steph,

Glad to see yer back! This is awesome blog candy, very cute stamp set!

Let's see...usually for Halloween we would help the kids dress up in their costumes so they can go trick or treating! Lately, though since I'm not back in my home town, we just watch a scary movie!

Thanks for this awesome chance to win!

-C :o)

Wackie said...

We used to dress up every year and go to contests, even won a couple of years. Now that the kids are grown up we don't do much of anything. jackie

Kadie Labadie said...

Steph: The kids are all grown and have their own little ones to run around on Halloween night with - so we stay home and hand out the CANDY to all the neighborhood kids-WHICH THERE ARE MANY. We decorate the house all up and even dig up graves out in the front yard with headstones-light candles in the driveway and have the freaky music going (which gets turned off for when the little kids come up to the door) and sometimes I even dress up to hand out the candy. It's a FRIGHTFULLY good time at our house on Halloween night. Count me in for this blog candy! And thanks for this amazing stamp set. Kadie

PS - SO GLAD that you are feeling better. Can only image your students are happy to see you back to "good health".

Jon Jantz said...

This set is too cute! I can totally see the house on a "fairy-taled" themed card! Thanks for the chance to win blog candy! hugs, Monica

Monica J. said...

This set is too cute! I can totally see that house on a "fairy-taled" themed card! Thanks for the chance to win blog candy! hugs, Monica

Barbra said...

Since my son was born 3 years ago we both take him trick or treating together. Last year my husband was The Man with the Yello Hat and my son was Curious George. This year hubby is going to be Captain Hook and our boy Peter Pan. I usually just wear some funny looking hat!

Crystal said...

I love watching my son trick or treating, he has such a huge grin.

scrapping4twins said...

My girls are now 16 and this is the first year that they won't be going out all dressed up - they have a high school football game and they cheer and the game is against our rival so we will be celebrating at a football game this year!

Shannon Roberts said...

I LOVE HALLOWEEN & ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING TO DO WITH IT!! I have 5 boys & we luv to decorate our house & check out everyone's costumes!!!

Shannon Roberts said...

I will be sitting at home passing out candy & checkin out all the cute kids costumes !!! While Daddy takes the boys trick or treating!!!!!!

Char in So Cal said...

Whooo whoooo lucky #69!! LOL! What FAB blog candy!!

This year I think we are going to do Halloween at Disneyland... no costumes, no candy just whatever Disneyland has to offer for the night!

Thanks for the op to win your really YUMMY blog candy!

Char in So Cal

Jennifer said...

We spend Halloween trick-or-treating in our neighborhood...sometimes on a hayride with several other families who live on our street.

Kelli Taylor said...

While my kids are out trick or treating or at Halloween parties, I open my family room window and put the boom box in it with scary music playing REALLY loud. It scares all the neighborhood kids. One year I used the Karaoke machine and talked in the microphone saying, "Bring me your candy!" in a scary voice. They think I'm nuts, but it makes the holiday a little more fun since I'm the one staying home giving out the candy.

usafcole said...

Our kids our grown but we love seeing our grandkids dressed up. We always have our light on and love giving the neighborhood kids a treat.

juliemichelle said...

I like to spend Halloween convincing my two boys that they really don't like Almond Joy's and they should give them to me :-)

Julie

Annette said...

We like to dress up and go trick or treating, hand out candy and decorate.

jennine said...

Love this set! I hope your feeling better! I have a halloween party every year, it's my second favorite time of year!

Jan Castle said...

Thank you Steph for the chance to win a stamp set! At Halloween I enjoy the alternative option our church gives for the kids with games, candy, costumes, etc. vs. the typical spooky Halloween themes.
Jan Castle

kaorin said...

Love your card!
Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy.

Susan Sandmeyer said...

I love to make Halloween goodies for friends and surprise them with treats through out the month. It is a very easy holiday, you can go scary and creepy, cute and funny or even classy and elegant. Gotta love that.

starbuckseal said...

I love spending Halloween at our church Harvest Festival. It's safe & warm & loads of fun for the kids!

J's Place said...

I am lucky enough to have a small child who loves halloween. We decorate and then go trick or treating. I love watching his face light up as we go door to door. Halloween is a blast.

Hugs
Jaunice

liveloveandcreate said...

I can't wait to start digging out all of my Halloween stuff. WE go all out inside and out. Last year we set up a graveyard in our driveway with extra dirt that we had from planting new trees. We had tombstones and creatures coming out of each grave with the fog machine going full blast.

Anonymous said...

Our family celebrates Halloween by going to our church for a FALL FESTIVAL.The kids dress up, play games & eat candy. The adults, well...we just eat :D
Thanks for the opportunity to win!
andela3@yahoo.com
~Heidi

Connie said...

This Halloween set is so cute - love the house! Halloween is just another excuse to make cards with all the awesome craft material out there! I have already made 9 cards!

hollyann said...

looking forward to stampin with ya in a few weeks! for halloween, our school really gets into it- almost every teacher dresses up- often in themes. this year a bunch of us are going to be in poodle skirts. mj has decided to be tinker belle. she'll party at school and then we'll go trick-or-treating friday night...

Jacqueline said...

i spend halloween dressing up the kids and taking them around the block. They are so cute. it is also a good time for our whole family to spend time together.
Glad you are feeling better!

Sandy Hill said...

We have two ways of spending halloween. One is to stay home and pass out the candy to the adorable children and the other is to go to our church and help with the harvest festival. My dh stays home with the candy job and I go to the church to help out.

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

My fav thing at Halloween is having Trunk or Treat at our church!

Anonymous said...

Well, my kids are grown and have left the coop. But when they were younger we dressed them up in costumes and took them to the local church for games and candy. It was safer that way for the kids. Now I sit and wait for the doorbell to ring and I pass out candy.
Hugs,
Anne

Cheryl Curtis said...

I love spending my Halloween with family and giving candy out to all the trick or treaters. they are so cute!

catdidit said...

That set is sooo adorable! I just LOVE Halloween, and my whole family does too so we celebrate in a big way. We have a BIG party...BIG. About 100 people...dressing up is optional, but most do. This year we are having a professional magician there..kids will do the bobbing for apples, the donut on a string, bunch of different games! It's a blast every year!

*goes to light incense for luck with the blog candy gods*

Anonymous said...

I hope I am not too late....yikes! I was just checking out Taylors challenge this week and came across your wonderful 'sweet treats'. I LOVE decorating for Halloween. This year it being a Friday and all, I think we will have a party.

Tracy
tstanek@pris.bc.ca

leenda said...

I enjoy decorating for Halloween.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the chance to win...I'm glad I found your blog...off to look some more! :)

I like to dress up my 2 daughters and take them to the neighbors and grandparents. :)

Crystal (SCS happy2stamp4ever)

mousekemom said...

I love picking out costumes for the kids and watching how excited they get. After we do the candy thing, we let the kids hand out candy, while we inspect theirs. I get in the act too...either my mouseketeer costume or my wizard robe and sorting hat.

Book Bling said...

I am sorry you were sick. I hope yopu are on the mend.I enjoy helping the grand sons pick costumes and making treats for all my friends.

Stephanie B said...

I"ll be spending Halloween at my friend's house, handing out candy (I live in an apartment, so it's very quiet on Halloween) and I'll be dressing up as a 'patient' as I'll be having leg surgery on the 14th of October....but the time off of work will leave me lots of time to play and make cards!

Diane said...

So glad you're feeling better, Steph. I hate being sick, too! We dress up at work and have a costume contest. I like to stay dressed up when the trick-or-treaters come. They love seeing the costume...and guessing what I am sometimes! :-)

~ melanie said...

I have 5 kids, so usually I buy a lot of candy if anyone shows up early, but then we end up out trick or treating with the kids and when we get home, I get to eat all of the candy we have left!
:) I better start coming up with kids costume ideas soon, it is coming up fast.

Lindsay said...

I love Halloween (and not just because of the candy!)

We usually celebrate it by dressing up and hitting the pubs with our closest friends.

Thanks for the chance to win this wicked set!