Sunday, June 5, 2011

Time for a Give-a-Way!! And Summer is Here in Arizona!

***Candy closed at 32***

I have so much enjoyed visiting all the blogs of my friends and it is amazing how much you can learn from each other, make a connection with someone thousands of miles away and have so much fun!

 I just wanted to thank all of you that follow me and come by to visit ! I really appreciate it! If you are following me and would like me to follow you please just let me know in the comment and I will stop on over!

I thought it would be fun to kick off the summer with some blog candy!

About 35 different tags!

Six handmade stick pin embellishments:

Since this is a thank you for my followers, you will have to be a follower! Just leave one comment letting me know you are one and you are entered! This give-a-way is open to all my followers! I will announce the winner on June 23, 2011.
(Non-US residents may be responsible for Custom fees)

I would love for you to blog or sidebar my candy but it is not required!

*** Non-craft related***

Summer is here in Arizona! And we are already expected to hit 108 this week!

We are a very active family so it is hard for us to stay inside all summer long, so we walk almost every night to get acclimated to the hot weather that is coming.

Here is my pup leading the way:

We live behind acres of corn and hay fields:

We walk about 4 miles, it is great family time :)

The summer also brings a lot of Un-invited guests:

I have been Mom " The Scorpion Slayer" three times this week!!

Happy Summer!!


  1. Awesome giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win. Enjoy your summer. Already a happy follower.

    creativediva98 at gmail dot com

  2. Great giveaway Carri! I love following your blog and seeing everything wonderful you create!
    Thanks for the chance to win :)
    I just love the summertime but those unwanted guest would be the end of it for me!! Those pictures from your walk are just beautiful! Thanks for sharing

  3. I wish it was summer here were I live it is more like spring with all the rain we have had!! Thanks for the chance to win the very pretty handmade tags and pins!!(I am a follower)
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

  4. I love the summer time! but I glad I only since we been here in Georgia I have only had one Scorpion .great giveway,I am a follower,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

  5. i would drop dead if i saw a scorpion in my house or anywhere near it. {{{{quivering}}}}

    i love walking and don't do enough of it and i live by cornfields and farms. it's just beautiful.

    fabulous candy too.

    enjoy your summer.

    hugs, stef (Glitterbabe)

  6. Summer's here in FL too! It's been over 100, which is really unusual for us. I don't know if I could handle slaying scorpions!


  7. You are absolutely right, blogging is a way to gain ideas. I just love looking at what other people are creating. I am a follower:). Thanks for the chance to win.


  8. You are so sweet to want to give back!!! What a great start to the summer! I love the view in the pics. I will have to show them to my DH. He used to live in Tuscon when he was little and talks about it often. Man, I hate spiders when they sneak up on me. I don't know what I would do if I had to worry about scorpions. EEEKK!!!

  9. Carri you are so sweet! My brother lives in AZ and always tells me how hot it is there. I would die if I saw a scorpion- they are nasty looking little things! I love your blog and always enjoy reading it and seeing all of your wonderful creations!
    Have a great day!

  10. I love the pics and thank you for sharing a bit about yourself. Not sure I could deal with the Scorpion thing though . Your blog is so wonderful and thanks for following mine. Have a WONDERFUL day :)

    Happy Scrappin'

    Sue B

  11. Great pics! Love visiting your blog and viewing all the creative things you post.

  12. Thanks for the giveaway. Your blog is one of the first that I started following. And have enjoyed your creativeness and wittiness . Thanks for all you do for the crafting world.


  13. OK, I thought I just loved Arizona and it would almost be one of the perfect place to live until ya showed me I can scratch off

    Thanks for the chance to win!!

    mzcherub2009 at att dot net

  14. What a fun candy giveaway, thank for the chance to win. Love your pics, we also love to walk together as a family but not doing a lot of it these days unfortunately. Hugs xxx

  15. It has been really hot here too!! We have been reaching 100 almost everyday. I have been in the pool only twice and the water already feels like bath water from the heat.

  16. I love your blog and have been a follower for awhile! Thanks for the chance to win!
    ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

  17. Wow... I don't think I'd do well with scorpions running around.... we'll we probably have pests here in the Great North West you'd cringe at too! :)

    Of course I am a follower! I stop by as often as I can and I really appreciate that you do the same for me!!! :)

    Thanks for the chance to win,
    Cheryl @
    cardsbycg at hotmail dot com

  18. What great pictures....I love that you have such beautiful scenery...enjoy!
    Have a wonderful week!!!

  19. OMG! Scorpian slaying would freak me out! ha
    Walking in the evenings is such a great idea. It gets super hot here too in Vegas (not yet though) and we are outside mostly in the morning and evening. We swim in the pool after dinner most nights!
    You know I'm a follower and I will go post about your giveaway right now! Hugs!

  20. OMG - Mom the Scorpian slayer, you are one brave woman!! Wow wee. I am so impressed.

    Awesome pics, loving the pics of the pup!!


  21. What an awesome giveaway!! I am a new follower from Maine, so yes thousands of miles away!!! Love the pictures of your dog, it looks beautiful out there!!

  22. We have found one scorpion so far. First one in over 12 years! Your projects are great! Keep up the good work. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Marijo aka Scraptastic Grammy
    mjs1199 at cox dot net

  23. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and I am now a follower of yours. Great blog candy! It has been 100+ here in South Alabama too and it is horrible! =) Thanks for the chance to win!
    ~~Jen H~~

  24. Sorry I had to delete that last one as I realized how many typos were in it lol. Hope it doesn't throw you off. I wish summer would hurry up and get here although I am glad we don't have scorpions!

  25. hello i m new here ! would love to win this candy ! i have an eye on this
    lovely stuff

  26. Carri, what a beautiful part of the country you live in! The pictures are great (except for that scorpion!) Those temps are a bit too much for me; although we're supposed to reach 99 tomorrow here in the East! Love following your blog and seeing your creations.--Pat

  27. Sigh... I miss AZ - well everything but the scorpions.

    You and your blog inspires me!

  28. Great Job.........Wish I could find time to craft. Busy with outside. Thanks for the great giveaway. Good Luck to everyone.
    Love the little pirate boy..............

  29. I'm your new follower! first time visiting your blog! is great tons of ideas!

  30. Yummy candy! ♥ Thanks for giving me the chance!

    Hugs, Hilde

  31. I am follower. The pictures looked so nice, those mountains in the background were lovely! Thanks for the chance to win that yummy blog candy!

  32. I can't believe you found a scorpian in your ice tea! Oh my gosh that's just awful! I'm so thankful we don't have those here, but we do have other critters that are just not fun either. Cute cute tags and I hope to win! I'm already a follower of your blog and have been for a while. Thanks you slayer you....LOL.