Monday, April 4, 2011

**back to basics**

Hello and Happy Monday!!!

I've decided to celebrate the upcoming Flashback Friday 10.0 that will go live this Friday!

I wanted to thank you all for your support....I'm calling this my back-to-basics blog candy!


These are staples on my oh-so-messy work top!!  I recently picked up duplicates to share with one lucky duck!  I decided to throw in a Stampin' Up set too:)

I realize that you all might have one or all of these supplies but think of it as a travel set...or perhaps to give away to a new crafter?  Heck I'm always losing stuff on my work top so I wouldn't mind duplicates:)

Here are the deets:

1.  Commenting will be open until Wednesday, April 6th @ 11:59 pm PST.

2.  Winner {via random.org} will be announced sometime Thursday, April 7th.

3.  Leave me a comment, tell me what your favorite crafty tool is.
{I plan on posting the results of everybody's fav crafty tool....get those shopping lists ready ladies..LOL}

4.  Leave me another comment if you are a Flashback Friday blog follower!
{if you're not a current follower...please follow in the Flashback Fun and leave me a comment!}

So there you go....super easy smeasy....up to 2 chances to win the candy....Good Luck Chickies!


67 comments:

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

Hi Amy! What a nice blogcandy - Wouldn't be duplicates for me (-: But what are the odds for comment #1???!!! Anyway,
Here comes lots of support from me!!! + I'd say my favorite tool is probably my QK sqeeze - it's always there for little tags, letters etc.
+Thanks for all you do!
Hugs Karin

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

And, yes, I'm a follower!!! (-:

Merry said...

I have to say the tool I use the most and hopefully it is not too big is my cuttlebug. It certainly has been more than value for money embossing and cutting dies. Thanks for the chance in this candy. I know I am only a new follower but I did enter a challenge last year then forgot how to get back here. Luckily Karen Mcalpine entered your current challenge and now I am a follower so I won't lose you again. :-)

Merry said...

Oh yes I am a follower.

Els said...

I just bought a stamp-placing-tool-thingie (I cannot seem to remember the correct spelling :)) and it's my favorite for the moment, along with my corner rounder punch.
I love your challenge blog a lot. It is always fun and inspiring (and not to forget a bit embarrasing) to look back in time. Great prizes too! Keep those challenges coming!
Thanks for this wonderful opportunity to win. You gotta have the basics, right.

Els said...

And yes, I am a follower!

Made by Mandy said...

The tool I use the most is my bone folder. I honestly don't know how I managed without one for the first few years of cardmaking. It is especially handy for fancy fold cards and boxes and makes everything look so much more professional.

Made by Mandy said...

I am a follower too :) xxx

kayc said...

My favourite tool must be my cuttlebug. I don't know what I would do without it. There are endless uses. Thankyou for the chance to win this fabulous candy. Take care. Kathleen x

kayc said...

I am a follower too! Kathleen x

Julie E said...

I am with the majority here, my fave is my Cuttlebug! I really can't remember what crafting was like before it. Oh wait, yes I can because occasionally I flash back to something "non-Cuttlebugged"!!! :>) I am so glad I am not the only one who looses stuff. I now own a couple scorers because I constantly put those down and they just disappear for a couple weeks. I am really lucky that it is not so easy to replace clear stamps, because I constantly loose those too when they stick to something else. And no, you do not want to see my work area!!! If only paper knew how to put itself away each night :>)

Julie E said...

Oh and I am a follower too. The one item I could really use another of is the stampamajig. I used stayzon one time with it and let me tell you that stuff "stays on" the clear sheet! If only I had realized it before I stamped in all 4 corners and then tried to clean it.

joydee1963 said...

my favorite tool is atg gun, joydee1963@yahoo.com

joydee1963 said...

I am a follower!!!! joydee1963@yahoo.com

Jennifer Rzasa said...

My favorite tool is my trusty ol' paper cutter. I know I have many tools that are more exciting, but I use that paper cutter sooooo frequently I have to count it as my fave!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

...and I follow Flashback Friday :)

craftykitten said...

What a fab idea for a candy. The tool I use most is my bone folder - I'm not sure how I would manage without it now, I'm getting more used to using my Cuttlebug now too. I am already a follower - I just wish I had more time to submit an entry. Maybe next challenge!!
Thanks for the chance to win.
Hugs
Dawn xx

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I follow Amy till the ends of times! lol! My fave scrappy tool is photos...and that is followed by my paper trimmer! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

orit said...

Hi Amy
My favorite scrappy tool is my Cuttlebug,can't imagine how I worked without it.

orit said...

Oh, yes...I'm your follower.

Jana said...

Amy, you are always so full of surprises. I love that about you. My bestest tool is my CutterBee scissors. I think that if everything else was taken away, I could still create something with those. Hopefully that will NEVER happen.

Jana said...

Yes, I do follow you. How could I not!

Scrapaddict said...

Morning ~Amy~, my favorite tool has to be my scor buddy.... absolutely love it!

Scrapaddict said...

And you know I'm a stalker,,,, I mean follower!

Linda said...

I have so many favorites....things I can't make a card without. 8-)
Probably at the top would be my Cuttlebug!!!

Linda said...

I am a follower since the beginning!!

FLEUR de Lo said...

I'm dying to participate in one of your challenges! Here's hoping this Friday is the one I've been waiting for. {Yes, I'm a follower.}

SmilynStef said...

My must have tool is a Teflon bone folder ... I love it so much I have several. thanks for the chance to win.

FLEUR de Lo said...

Any chance I can list several favorite tools? My very favorite just seems so standard: paper cutter. I have an industrial one that I bought back when I was a photographer. It's a dream come true for crafting!!! {Also love my Crop-o-dile, Slice and foam-backed mat.}

Tammy said...

My favorite is 3-D Foam Tape from Close to My Heart. I love the dimensional look to my projects.

Tammy said...

I am a follower too! :o)

Amy C said...

What lovely blog candy Amy!! My favorite tool is most definitely my Cricut machine. I don't know what I would do if it gave it's last chirp!!

Amy C said...

I am a follower and I am looking forward to the next challenge. ♥

Pam S. said...

I can't stamp with out my stamp a ma jig!!! so that would have to be a fave! I have the old, old purple one... I'd love to have a new one! lol
Pam Going Postal

Ujjwal said...

ohh cool candy!! I am so eying the stampin uo set. I a big fan :)

My favorite crafty tool is my Xacto knife..can' craft without it.

Ujjwal said...

and I am a follower ever since you started this blog :)

TraceyJean said...

My favourite (and most used) crafting tool is my CTMH Versamat. I resisting getting one for so long and now I can't imagine life before it. With a cutting mat on side and a spongy stamping/piercing mat on the other it is the most handy tool in my arsenal. The craft mat by Ranger is a close second.
If it counts, I "follow" in Google Reader... LOL!

Emily Keaton said...

Hey Amy, my favorite and most used crafting tool is my ruler! Couldn't make a card without one. :)

Emily Keaton said...

And I am most definitely a Flashback Friday follower . . . .

Rose said...

I am a follower :) *of course!* lol

Rose said...

check out all those goodies! you are too sweet :)

well my fav "tool" has to be what i use the most......my tweezers!! i use them to paper piece, add pearls, and tons of other stuff as my fingers tend to get in my way! ;)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH, Amy! How wonderful! THANKS for the chance to win--these are not duplicates for me! I can't wait to get a stamp-a-ma-jig! Love the idea of it!

My fav tool is my self-healing cutting mat on my desktop. It has a grid and helps me make things straight! Plus--it helps when I have to use an exacto knife or heat emboss--it protects my desk:)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I already RSS feed--but just started following with GFC! LOVE it:) THANKS!!

Evelin said...

oh wow... a giveaway?!! My favorite tool is my cutter bee! :)

Gladys said...

oh my fav tool is my honey bee scissor! I would love to win the stamp-a-ma-jig! Thanks for the chance!

alienanessa said...

Holy moses, this is excellent blog candy!! Except for the bone folder, I don't have any of that stuff, and I'm so rough on my folder {have a friend who is too} that I replace it more often than I prefer LOL!! I'd say that my favorite crafty tool is my ATG, even my kids when they watch me use it say "Wow, that is a really click tape gun!" hehehe I nearly fell over the first time Braeden said that!

alienanessa said...

Now, this is weird. I'm trying to check and see if I'm a follower, but the entire Followers area on this page is blank, and I keep hitting refresh, cleared my cache, all that nonsense but there is no button to click Follow, so I'll be a follower just as soon as I can figure this out!!

JustYolie said...

My favorite manual crafty tool is my paper piercer...and of course my Cricut. Thanks for the chance to win.

westloopsters said...

My favorite tool is Cricut and papers..gotta love all those sticky back papers for when you in a hurry..I don't have any of those your giving away but i'll make room if i'm picked..

Amy said...

Of course I'm a follower!! And not all that stuff would be a duplicate for me! LOL, but I do have duplicates of a few tools like my bone folder and my mini guillotine choppers! I could not live without my X-Acto knives though (yes i Have 2 of those too!!) or my self healing mat and grid paper!! And my inks...oh these are my staples in my entire craft collection! I do have one question...what's the stamp-a-majig thingy? LOL great candy though sweets!!

AshKuku said...

Hey that is one drool worthy capture u have put up.... But Stamp- a-ma-jig has been on my list since a year now.... :( Well, My favorite tool is paper piercer which was on my list for a year & finally I have it now & love it to the core..... Thanks for the gesture of spreading some CHEERS!!!! God Bless!!!!

Ash...
(http://hastkala-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

AshKuku said...

And I have been following this right from the beginning.... Ever since it was announced to come alive.... Lots of wishes & CHEERS!!!!

Ash...
(http://hastkala-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

yyam said...

Okay my fave tool is my Tim Holtz scissors. It cuts through everything...only wish it had straight edges for real precision cutting...

I so need this back to basics kit...since I only have the glue dots...;)

yyam said...

I am a follower. From a long time ago...lol

Radwa Bayoumi said...

My favorite tool is my bone folder :)Thanks for the chance to win

Radwa Bayoumi said...

I'm a follower too :)

shersl84bed said...

I find it fun to see what people call their basics. My zots are one of my favorite also, I hate running out of those. You just can't scrap without Zots.

Smiles Sher
ShersL84bed@aol.com

shersl84bed said...

I'm one of your new followers thanks to JustYolie, she referred me.

Smiles Sher
ShersL84bed@aol.com
www.patternsbysher.blogspot.com

Celeste said...

I am a new follower.. Referred to you from JustYolie.....
Celeste
celeste@touchedbyabutterfly.com

Celeste said...

My favortie crafting tool is my ECraft cutting machine....

TraceyJean said...

...and I "follow" in Google Reader...

annieambriel said...

i am an avid follower :) and my favourite crafting tool has got to be cuttlebug :)

lisa said...

Wow. Need to choose ONE? Hmmm... k... I'll choose ONE (which is actually not TWO... but THREE!) because it's my Martha Stewart Scoring Board (which comes with a bone folder AND and envelope template...) other than that... my ATG, my Cricut, and my Gypsy (and yes... in that order!).

lisa said...

and he-ey! i'm now a follower. thanks for the great blog (i just discovered this "other" side of you!).

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

I'm a follower and I think my new favorite tool is my big shot, but otherwise I love pop dots, can't seem to make flat one layer cards anymore.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

And I'm a follower.... total sheep, can't think for myself :)

Cathy said...

I am most probably too late for the candy, but thought I would leave a comment anyway
I just found you recently via Merry ;-)
my fave tool would be the CraftROBO, followed very closly by Cuttlebug ;-)