Sunday, May 2, 2010

Blog Candy

A faithful friend is a strong defense: and he that hath found such one hath found a treasure....Ecclesiasticus 6:14 


 These past few weeks I have been really busy with all kinds of different
"stuff".  I wanted to show you what I have been up to.  This year I 
challenged myself to create something new to me each month.. 
Above is April and below is May. 

Next to stamping my other love is sewing.. I have been wanting to make a 
quilted bag and finally got to it.. I realized that when I head home I don't 
have a bag that is big enough to carry my crafting stuff in.. So I designed 
my own..


I also created a little pouch to carry my copics in..  I will be doing a 
tutorial soon on this flower.  It is is so easy.  So stay tuned.  Even if 
you don't sew you can create these. 

I want to give you all a chance to win my bag and pouch filled with the
following goodies...Whether you are new here or follow each day I really
appreciate my blogging friends. 

I will also be including the Flourishes Summer Botanical set seen above...
PLUS 4 copic markers for the little pouch..PLUS...

One of my favorite images from Mo's Digital Pencil.....  KISSY
(thank you MO...)

PLUS....a $5 gift certificate to shop at Sassy Cheryl's Store....

So here is that list of goodies:

1.  My custom made quilted bag
2.  My custom made copics holder
3.  4 copics ( colors of my choice)
4.  The Flourishes stamp set Summer Botanicals
5.  A free image for Mo's Digital Pencil
6.  A $5 gift certificate from Sassy Cheryl's
7.  My favorite gingham ribbon

What do you have to do.. Just leave me a comment telling me what your favorite 
quote is.. I am collecting them and find them so inspiring. If you can't think of one
then just leave me a comment to enter.. I want this to be fun..

If you want to follow my blog GREAT ..If you want to post this on your blog that
is GREAT too.. Nothing is required. Enter as often as you want. 

On June 1st at 10:00 pm EST I will pick a winner through random generator.. 
That way everyone has a fair chance..

Thank you all so much for joining me.. This is only for fun.  I have been blessed
by so many sharing with me I just wanted to give back.




  1. Hi Dawn, what a beautiful beautiful bag! Love it! The colours are so fresh!

    My favourite quote:
    It not the hours in your life that count
    but the life in your hours!

    Have a great Sunday, hugs Gemma

  2. OMG Dawn, I love the bag....mmmmm I can imagine my self walking with bag like that :) Gorgeous.
    I am waiting for the tutorial :)
    I like the frace of begin of your post.... I do agree with that :)
    Have a wonderful day!.

  3. Hey Dawn!! Thanks SO much for the chance to win such amazing goodies!!! Seriously stunning and SO generous. My favorite quote is from the song The Rose by Bette Mider...

    "Far beneath the bitter snow lies the seed that with the sun's love in the spring becomes The Rose"

    It's very close to my heart as it was one of my Mother's favorite songs...

    Thank you again!!

    Crafty Hugs!


  4. Hello Dawn,
    My favorite quote: Dream about tomorrow, remember yesterday, but live today!

    I became a follower of you blog!
    Keep on posting nice things!
    Greetings Miranda (

  5. Awesome candy ;)

    Though your smile is gone forever
    and your hand we cannot touch
    Still we have so many memories
    of the one we loved so much
    Your memory is our keepsake
    with which we'll never part
    God has you in his keeping
    We/I have you in my/our heart(s).

    A happy one ;)

  6. Very cool, Dawn - awesome sewing! I think my favorite quote is: "Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most!" LOL! Not sure if that even counts as a quote, since I don't know where it came from. (Maybe I'll think a little more and add a "real" one later.)

    I just left you a little "sunshine," too! Check out my blog for the details:)

  7. One more quote that I just love:

    'Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think' Christopher Robin to Pooh

  8. "For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you a future and a hope" Jeremiah 29:11

    Hey Dawn, your bag and copic holder are simply amazing! You are so gifted and so inspiring to me. Every time I visit your blog I walk away inspired and in awe. Reading your words makes me feel like I've sat down and chatted with a friend. . .so thanks. I'm going to predict that you get like a billion comments ;)

  9. Oh wow Dawn, this is fantastic. I'm not entering, although I'd love to, just think that it would be a conflict of interest. : ) But I tell you what, one lucky person is going to be thrilled to get this. I just LOVE that bag. It is to DIE for! Good luck to all.
    And I adore the new look of your blog. Amazing!

  10. That is a beautiful bag!!! I wish I could sew like that!

    My favorite quote is by John Lennon: The more I see, the less I know for sure.

  11. Oh oh oh!!! Here is one I LOVE, I don't know if it's really a "quote" though. It's from a movie called Walk the Line:

    God gave us a great big apple, see, and He said don't touch it. He didn't say touch it once in a while; He didn't say take a nibble when you're hungry; He said don't touch it! Don't think about touchin' it, don't sing about touchin' it, don't think about singin' about touchin' it!

  12. Hi Dawn, wow, I just found your blog through Digital Pencil Too. What awesome blog candy. So nice to have the talent of sewing as well, I stitch around my cards that is the extent of it.LOL
    My favorite quote is
    I have had many problems in my life, and most of them never happened! Author unknown.
    Will come back for a more thorough tour through your blogsite

  13. How fun girl! and I will go post on my blog and become a follower. The bags are all gorgeous, and I love the colors! :-)

    My favorite quote/scripture...there are so many number one is
    "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding but in all your was acknowledge him." Proverbs 3:5-6

    another really good actual quote is "One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure its worth watching."

  14. WOW Dawn, What fabulous blog candy!!
    What fantastically cute bags, I am looking forward to the tutorial on the flowers! I don't have a favorite quote but, I did find something for one of my favorite pass times!

    A room without books is like a body without soul.

    I know it is not about stamping!! Gasp!!

  15. Wow, what an awesome tote and pouch! I love sewing too, I find it theraputic! :) Thank you for your generosity and the chance to win an amazing set of "candy"!:)
    My favorite quote/scripture:
    "I can do all things through Christ which strengthen me." Philippians 4:13
    And...I am already a follower. :)
    Can't wait for the tutorial!!:

  16. This bag is AMAZING!!! I would LOVE to be lucky enough to win it! My fav quote would have to be "A clean house is the sign of an unlived life." I have linked your candy to my sidebar...Thanks for the chance to win it!


  17. Hi Dawn! What a beautiful quilted bag! I love your color choices:) Although I have put together an entire booklet of quotes, I really don't have a favorite. One of the reasons that I put the book together was because I'm terrible at memorizing great quotes;D

  18. Those are adorable! Love them. One of my favorite quotes is from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang:

    "From the Ashes of Disaster Grow the Roses of Success"

    Thanks for the chance to win. I check you out every day!

  19. Dawn, tha bag is gorgeus. You are very generosity.
    Thank you for the chance to win!
    My favorite quote is:
    "Happiness is that to allow all events to occur".
    (Barry Stevens)

  20. Wow now this is talent. Your bag is sooo cute. Thanks for a chance at great candy.

    My favorite quote is one I made myself. I really hate being cold or really don't like the snow so I always say the following: The only thing cold and wet I want near me is my dogs nose.

  21. Good for you Dawn! I know that its hard to squeeze all the interests we have. I don't have a specific quote to share at the moment, but I do love those old little idioms that we heard from our parents and grandparents. If I find one or remember one I'll come back.

  22. My Favorite quote is "Life is to shoort to wast it with things which you don't love."

  23. What a great bag, and those flowers look gorgeous, cant wait until you do the tutorial. I have so many quotes I love, my favorite are scriptures. "I can do all things through Christ Jesus who gives me strength."

  24. Hi Dawn - Now, I really really love this beautiful bag so I'm keeping my fingers tightly crossed in the hope that I win (except for when I'm crafting of course LOL)!!!

    Here's a super quote for you
    "The best thing to spend on children is time" Arnold Glasgow
    (Don't know who he is / was, but he made a lot of sense!!!)

    I've put a link back to your candy in my sidebar and added my name to you followers list, I wouldn't want to miss any of your fabulous creations!


  25. Not sure I can do a month of quotes LOL! However, if verses count, I'm good to go :D Thanks for the chance at some wonderful blog candy. Just LOVE that Flourishes set! Darling bag and pouch you created! I think I'll stick to cakes LOL! One of my favorite quotes is: "You have touched me, I have grown". Have a great day :D

  26. Oh fabulous job on these bags Dawn! Great candy too!!! LOVE that Flourishes set! One of my favorite quotes is "I am not what I ought to be. I am not even what I wish to be. But by the cross of Christ, I am not what I was". John Newton

    I'm already a follower so can't help you there but I'll put your candy in my side bar... someone will be very happy with this!

  27. OMG, Dawn..your quilted bag is are such an inspiration!!! This is one awesome blog candy give away, gf!!! I want to thank you, too, for the GOUGEOUS birthday card you sent me...I can't tell you how happy I was to see that adorable surfin kitty!!!! Your coloring is sooo beautiful and I love the punched border across the top!!! Speaking of quote is from Helen Keller:
    When one door of happiness closes another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.

  28. I love all the goodies, especially that beautiful bag!
    One of my favorite quotes is from Eleanor Roosevelt. "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."
    I used to say that often to my kids when they were growing up.

  29. I've always liked"life is journey not a destination" so true.

  30. What an amazing bag and fantastic that we have the chance to win it my quote is also from John Lennon
    "Life is what Happens to you when you're busy making other plans"

  31. Dawn, this is a gorgeous tote! I keep saying to myself that with my limited sewing skills, surely I could make one, but I never seem to get around to it LOL

    My favorite quote is "if you only reach for the moon, you'll never touch the stars!"

    And I'm a follower already :)

    Thanks for sharing!

  32. So super fun and exciting Dawn! LOVE your bags and of course your designs! You have inspired me so much and I am grateful for the chance to win! Super big hugs!

  33. that's mine, too! Audrey and I are on the same page today:)

    my fav quote is a bible verse from 2 Phillipians 4:13...I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

    thanks for a chance to win blog candy:)

  34. WOW! Your challenge turned out beautifully! I'm anxious to see your flower tutorial. "Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desire of your heart." Ps. 37:14

    leenda1 at cox dot net

  35. One of my fave quotes is this one: “Whenever God Closes One Door He Always Opens Another, Even Though Sometimes It’s Hell in the Hallway”. I don't know who to give credit to for this quote...I just heard it recently and really liked it. Dawn, your tote bag and Copic bag are so is the rest of your blog candy! I'm crossing my fingers and toes! :-)

  36. Both of your bags are gorgeous! I'll be watching for your tutorial!

    One of my favorite scriptures is Psalm 62:1,2: "My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation: He is my fortress, I will never be shaken."

    I have also been blessed by similar thoughts expressed in the song In Christ Alone, by Stuart Townend and Keith Getty.

  37. Hi Dawn! I love this idea...I just added an inspirational post to my blog today by Erma Bombeck. But I will save that for another entry (since I can't quite remember it right now.) But one of my life verses is
    Matthew 6:33
    "Seek ye first the kindgom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you."
    Your bag is so pretty and full of charm...wowee!! I've been seeing these and wanted to try one, though I am not a sewer, how can you not love the fabric?
    Thanks for the inspiring scripture on friendship at the so touched my heart!
    Hugs to you!!

  38. Well... I see Dawn that you're not only an expert stamper and card creator... you're an expert sewer too!!! Beautiful items and such wonderful candy! Thanks for the chance to win it!!!

    My favorite saying (or one of them)... ""The truth will set you free. But first, it will piss you off." Gloria Steinem

  39. Dawn...

    Hi girl! Love what you have been creating! I will post your candy to my sidebar tommorow...I am sleepy right now.

    I love this quote..but I am not sure who said it. I have it under my blog header and in my signature line on splitcoast.



  40. "Gratitude is the single most important ingredient to living a successful and fulfilled life."- Jack Canfield
    I love this quote .

  41. Wow Dawn!! Love your quilted bag and copics tote!! You have an incredible talent girl!! I so love visiting you!! I look forward to seeing your flower tutorial.

    Thanks for the chance to win your incredible candy.

  42. "Smile. Tomorrow will be worse."
    I don't remember who is it from but I sure try to live by it. :D
    Thanks for a chance to win!

  43. Great Bag.

    This is one of my own through an experience I had.....not to be repeated.


    LOL you can imagine the mess I got in......

  44. Dzień Dobry

    Lubię wygrywać i na blogu tym przebywać :)


  45. Hey Dawn. Nice prize you have here, and I can't wait to see how you did the flower! My favorite quote is on a plaque a friend gave me years ago and is from Henry Ward Beecher
    "Troubles are often the tools by which God fashions us for better things"

  46. Back again. Just love the saying "bloom where you are planted". Don't complain, wish you had x,y or z, just enjoy what you have today or you may miss what you were meant to enjoy :D

  47. Hi Dawn! lovely blog candy!! this bag is so beautiful!! thanks for the chance to win :) Im going to link your blog right now!
    My fav quote is: “Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.” Dr Seuss

    Here is my blog.


  48. Hi Dawn

    My daughter is nuts about purses - wouldn't this beauty be a surprise for her!!!

    My favourite quote is a good old William Shakespeare line "above all to thine own self be true" - even considering a tattoo!!


  49. treat others as you want to be treated

    Thanks for allowing us to win this candy...i love the bags!

  50. WOW, Dawn, you are talented in so many ways!! I love the quilt bag and Copic holder, what a cool idea. Looking forward to that tutorial ;D. I am already a follower and my favorite scripture (well, one of them :D) is: "Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. -Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV
    I am glad you've enjoyed the time with your girls!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  51. I can't believe you made this and your givig it away! It's wonderful and i woould love it!

    A quote I use alot is

    If you can't say anything nice say nothing at all!

    I have said this to my boys all their life I try to live by it my self I want to say positive pleasing things to people not things that make people feel small or hurt them.

    Love Dawn xx

  52. Fabulous candy thanks for the chance to win all these lovely goodies. , I have added your candy to my sidebar with a link back to you.
    My favourite quote is

    Do today, do not delay for tomorrow.

  53. OMG this bag is beautiful! I don't think I have ever seen a blog candy I would have liked to win more than this one. Your work is all so beautiful.
    I guess my "most used" quote while raising my sons has been "Be careful who your friends are because you are what you associate with" Guilty by association. Thankfully they have listened and have grown into fine young men:)

  54. Dawn, your blog candy is so unique and very generous!!! Even if I don't win your blog candy, I want one of those quilted bags! They are beautiful, my friend. I wish I could sew. You are so blessed with many wonderful talents.

    Okay, I must admit to being surprised and ashamed of myself that I wasn't already one of your followers. I've had a link to your blog on my blog roll for ages, and I guess I just assumed I was already one of your followers. Actually, I'm more of a Dawn groupie. LOVE, love, LOVE your work!

    I have many favorite quotes, but the latest one I've been on a kick about relates to gratitude. It seems too many people nowadays take for granted what they have or are given without showing any kind of gratitude, so here's one of my favorite quotes:

    He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has. ~Epictetus

    Thanks, again, for the chance! Happy day, my friend!

  55. Wow, Thanks for the chance to win something so personal and unique! I love your blog and have been a follower for awhile. Your colouring and designs are so inspiring!

    My Fav Quote is from Dr Seuss:

    Be who you are and say what you feel. Cause those who mind dont matter and those who matter, dont mind.

    Have a great and creative day!!

  56. Awww, Dawn, how I love the quote you left on SCS for your dirty dozen post! I read it everyday. There is one I enjoy alot so here it is.

    "One of the things that will always be inevitable is change, full of both vague uncertainty and brilliant promise." -- Robert Redford

    Robert Redford...much talented artist and man!

    Love, Peggyxo

  57. oh wow Dawn I love the bag its amazing, how brilliant to be able to sew like this....I dont have a favourite quote and tend to make mine up to match the stamp...thanks so much for the chance to win your fab candy
    Mina xxx

  58. You're kind to allow us to enter more than once! "No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." Aesop

  59. How generous of you Dawn.. such great blog candy. You are a wonderful, giving lady.

    I have so many quotes that I so love.. but I had to add this one that I have on my blog... I think we can all relate...

    "Don't let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It's your place in the world; it's your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live." ~ Mae Jemison, US Astronaut

  60. You are so super talented, Dawn! What a great bag and copic case! I am a huge fan of Emily Dickinson, so here is one of my favorites:

    Hope is the thing with feathers,
    that perches in the soul.
    And sings the tune without the words,
    and never stops at all.

    Thanks for the chance to win this fabulous blog candy, Dawn! :)

  61. Hi!

    That's a beautiful bag!!!

    My favorite quote is Psalm 37:5

    Thanks for the chance for the candy :)

    Greetings from Argentina

  62. oh lovely!! im going to leave an information about your candy on my blog right now!!!!!!!! best wishes!! ;d lovely bags!!!! i love bags;d;d hahaha;d

  63. Hi Dawn..ur blog candy is awesome I especially like the stamp set..I linked u up on my sidebar..Now for a favorite quote..thats a tough one there are so many good ones...but one that comes to mind right now is
    To the world ur just one person..but to one person u are the world

  64. One of my all time favorite quotes from Dead Poet's Society: "Carpe Diem" (sp?) "Cease the Day". SO true and I try to live my life by this as every day has SO much to offer, even the crazy busy ones!

  65. I LOVED reading everyone's quotes as much I love visiting your blog. The Copic bag is SO darling and your cards always make me smile. I have lots of favorite quotes (all compiled in a spreadsheet so I can easilly access them for cards and it's easy to 'grow' the list), but this is one of my top 5:

    "How wonderful if is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." ~ Anne Frank

  66. Lovely candy! My favorite quote right now is from Anne Frank:

    How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.

    I am adding a page of quotes to my blog so help yourself to them!

  67. Oh, Dawn, such wonderful goodies ! Beautiful bags ! I have many favs but this one is always tops ," Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. "

  68. My favorite quote is probably one you already have, but it really says it all - Carpe Diem! Sieze the day - what better way to go through life than that?!

  69. Wow, Dawn, your bags are incredible!!
    One of my fav quotes...
    "Trying to clean the house with children about, is like trying to staple Jello to a tree!"

    Cracks me up everytime, reminds me of when my kiddos were young!
    take care hun

  70. What beautiful bags, it would be great to win it!
    Here's my favourite quote: "Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right." — Henry Ford

  71. Really beautiful bag, and a wonderful blogcandy. My favorite quote is (translated from Swedish): We only live one second at the time, and this second is right now!
    I will post a little note in my blog about your wonderful blogcandy!!

  72. Hi Dawn thank you so much for the chance to enter your giveaway.. your bag is so wonderful and would be perfect for me to carry my art and supplies to my art group that i attend twice a fave quote is one that a i have included in my latest altered board book art journal that i am creating detailed on my video on my blog and its
    “Everything you can imagine is real.”
    Pablo Picasso

    ty for the chance Janet

  73. Love the bag! Would love to win!

    "Creativity is Messy and I am very Creative!"

    Have a blessed day!

  74. Beautiful bag and fabulous blog candy!! I follow you in Google reader already

  75. Hi Dawn...
    I've been looking for favorite quotations for friendship...and here are a couple I have found that touched me:
    "Blessed are they who have the gift of making friends, for it is one of God's greatest gifts.
    It involves many things, but above all the power of going out of one's self and appreciating what is noble and loving in another." Thomas Hughes

    "A friend is someone you can count on to keep a promise." Unknown

  76. "And the day came when the pain of remaining tight in the bud was greater than the risk it took to open." I just love that quote.

  77. This is nothing short of adorable and amazing Dawn!! I would of course LOVE to win this!!
    One of my favorite quotes:
    "The measure to love is to love without measure."
    Thanks for a chance to win!
    Jodi =)

  78. Thank you for your blog! I love to stamp and visit all the many creative and inspiring blogs out in cyberspace. I write an early literacy blog for families and treasure this quote by Benjamin Franklin:
    "Tell me and I forget
    Teach me and I remember
    Involve me and I learn"
    Thanks to everyone for their inspiring quotes and for your creative art work Dawn.

  79. My favorite quote is - Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. ~Dr. Seuss

    I know it's not required but I went ahead and posted your candy and link on my blog. There's nothing wrong with a little self promotion girl :) I also became a follower, because you are sweet enough to have a RAK.

  80. BTW, I can't believe you made that bag!!!! GFY!

  81. OMG! Your bag is beautiful!
    I love this phrase: No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted (it's about your candy time too))))
    Link about candy on sidebar in my blog
    From Russia with love, Olga

  82. Wow! Gotta LOVE this! Awesome bag you've made - can't believe you're giving this away!!...

    "Happiness is to feel understood by the people you love" - translated from Norwegian.

    Have a great day! Thank you so much for your generousity! :) Hugs, Hege

  83. Hi! I'm here to give you another quote: "Life is either a daring adventure or nothing."
    Helen Keller

    Have a great day!

  84. Hi Dawn! I can see that you are a populare woman. I`m glad I found your blog in this jungle, and will become a follower. You are so, so welcome to visit my blog if you want to. I mainly make cards.
    My quote is in Norwegian: Ut på tur, aldri sur. ( it means: Out on a walk, and don`t be grumpy. ) In other words: You get in a good mood to go out in fresh air..
    Hugs from Norway majsan

  85. Okay, Dawn ... I absolutely LOVE quotes ... here just a few and feel free to email me should you want more!
    1. There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line. —Oscar Levant
    2. Artists are just children who refuse to put down their crayons. —Al Hirschfeld
    3. My husband lets me have all the scrapbook supplies I can hide.
    4. Runs with decorative scissors.
    And thanks so very much for the chance to win some AWESOME blog candy!

  86. Dawn, you are so creative!! I love those crafter's bag and pouch! Thank you for giving us a chance to win :)

    My favorite quote is "Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing." Mother Teresa.

  87. Currently my favorite saying is - "Life is not about 'finding' yourself but about Createing yourself."
    Love the bag!!!

  88. The bag and pen case are fab.

    My favourite quote can be found on my blog header "Growing old is Mandatory, Growing up is Optional".

    Hugs Pam x

  89. Hi Dawn,

    Your gifts are amazing, I especially love the patchwork bag and would be thrilled to be the lucky winner of it and all the goodies in it as well.
    One of my fabourite quotes is:
    "Remember, we all stumble, everyone of us,
    That's why it's such a comfort to go hand in hand."


  90. I've just been reading through all of the great quotes and thought that I should post what I think is so simple and so important to all of us....from John Lennon


  91. What a great question to ask people to list in their comment! I have no doubt in my favorite quotation...From the Biblical book of Lamentations (3:23):
    "This I recall to my mind,
    Therefore I have hope.
    Through the LORD's mercies we are not consumed,
    Because His compassions fail not.
    They are new every morning;
    Great is Your faithfulness."
    God's mercies are new EVERY morning...what an awesome thought! Thanks for allowing me to enter your giveaway Dawn!
    Love & hugs,

  92. What a wonderful gift of prizes you have here. My fingers are crossed. LOL

    One of my favorite sayings (I have many) is: "May your day be full of fun and surprises" (a birthday wish).

    Maple Grove, MN.

  93. Dawn,

    I just love the quilt bag. I could never make anything like that. I would love to see your tutorial...I've become a follower - don't want to miss it!

    My favorite quote is:

    "Our thoughts create our reality -- where we put our focus is the direction we tend to go."
    Author Unknown

  94. Dawn, what a beauiful bag and adorable pouch for your Copics! What creativity you have both in papercrafting and sewing! I would love to win these beautiful items! And I'm looking forward to the tutorial on the flowers!

    Because I am such a huge animal lover one of my favorite quotes is "Until one has loved an animal, part of one's soul remains unawakened" - Anatole France

  95. you are ONE crafty gal! LOVE this bag, had to come and check this out-LOVE it, really do!

  96. Beautiful "other" passion is sewing, have inspired me to "get busy"!!
    Quote: Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you can only spend it once. ~ Lillian Dickson
    Lovely blog and goodies...thanks for sharing with us!!!

  97. I have a second saying to share with you: When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.

    Thanks for the chance at your great blog candy.


  98. Wow!! What a great bag you've made. I love it and your cards, too. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

  99. Fantastic candy!

    "Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home." - Chuck Swindoll

  100. God is working in you, giving you the desire to obey him and the power to do what pleases him. Philippians 2:13

    I love your candy; especially the quilted bag!! Thank you so much for the chance to win. :)

  101. Oh, I just love your blog! So glad I stumbled on it today!!
    Your bag is AMAZING--great colors!--and I would love to win it.
    One of my favorite quotes: "When God gives you something there is always enough to share." (One of my college professors said that, way back when!)

  102. Oops! I'm a follower and I linked your candy to my sidebar. :-)
    Here's another favorite quote: "You can't out-give God." (That one is from my Mom.)

  103. WOW, how creative you are!! Those bags are just to die for!!

    My favorite quote is:
    Live Well*Laugh Often*Love Much

  104. "Every day holds the possibility of a miracle." Elizabeth David

    I think everyday is a miracle on so many levels. Hey, I made up my own quote! You can quote me if you

    Linda C.

  105. I am a follower, and will definitely link you up on my blog...such awesome candy, very generous of you :)

    My favorite quote(s)are by Henry David Thoreau:

    #1...Say what you have to say, not what you ought.
    Any truth is better than make-believe.

    #2...Be true to your work, your word, and your friend.

    #3...It is never too late to give up our prejudices.

    #4...The heart is forever inexperienced.

    and my absolute favorite!

    #5...To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.

    Thank you so very much for this opportunity!

  106. Babe O'MaraMay 9, 2010 at 3:57 AM

    Just came upon your blog today. What a wonderful array of gifts you have offered. Thanks for the chance to win. My favorite quote is by Eleanor Roosevelt "A woman is like a tea bag, you never know how strong she is till she gets into hot water".

  107. Thanks for the chance to win and I'm your follower. Linked it on my sidebar
    Hugs from Ukraine!

  108. My memory is not what it used to be and I can't not think of a single quote at this time. I did post your blog candy on my side bar. Thanks for being so generous with that beautiful bag and tote.

    prpldy (at) comcast dot net

  109. thank you so much for the chance to win your fab candy i have two fav quotes no 1 a childs life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark.
    no 2 tell me and i'll forget show me and i may remember; involve me and i'll understand

  110. Hi Dawn - I have finally made it here and will be back to enter a few times - thanks for the opportunity - who wouldn't love to win a Dawn original - how cool! Thanks for the opportunity to play - I am a follower and am off to link you to my Blog....thanks for havng me Dawn! {{{hugs}}}

  111. Thanks so much for the chance to win your beautiful bag and other candies... they are fabulous. You are in my favorites and I visit your blog every time that I am online.

    "Simple pleasures are life's greatest treasures" SU


  112. dawn,
    Here is my second entry for the log candy.
    Great Candy!

    "Do all things with Love." - Og Mandino

  113. Hi Dawn! I wasn't going to enter...Having you as my friend is enough. :) But since you encouraged me, here is my favorite quote:
    "Through the LORD's mercies we are not consumed,
    Because His compassions fail not.
    They are new every morning;
    Great is Your faithfulness."
    Lamentations 3:22-23

  114. "Life isn't how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain" of my favorite quotes....not sure who said it tho.

    Thanks for chance to win such wonderful Blessings!!! :)

  115. Your tote is fab and so is all the other goodies. Here is a fav quote of mine but not sure who said it:

    “When you long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure”

  116. I totally love your beautiful, colorful, bag and all of the other goodies as well.

    "Tomorrow's forecast: Brighter than today!"


  117. Oh' Dawn what a Beautiful Bag and also the little copic's one too adore them both you are so very Talented in making these would be thrilled and thankful to win this lovely candy of yours, my fav quote is, but I do love your friend quote at start of your post, have also became a follower Dawn,
    Learn from Yesterday
    Live for Today
    Dream for Tomorrow
    Sarah xx

  118. Hi Dawn another two more Quotes I like,
    Each day is a gift
    That's why we call it the present.
    A smile is the prettiest thing you can wear.

    Sarah xx

  119. More quotes ... (you indicate there is no limit on entries)
    Perfect love sometimes does not come until grandchildren are born. ~Welsh Proverb~
    A sister is a best friend who really knows what your parents are like.
    NORMAL is just a setting on the washing machine.
    Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.
    Friends ALWAYS Welcome … Relatives by Appointment Only.

  120. Somebody stop me (grinning).
    Therapy is expensive – popping bubble wrap is FREE.
    We’ve been through a lot together … and most of it was your fault!
    Drink Coffee – Do Stupid things Faster with More Energy.
    When everything's coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.
    The only thing worth stealing is a kiss from a sleeping baby.

  121. Wow Dawn, what a wonderful prize you're offering - that's so kind and generous - so like you! That bag is FABULOUS!

    My favourite quote is from Eleanor Roosevelt
    "A woman is like a tea bag- you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water."

  122. Hi Dawn~

    I can not imagine sewing gorgeous quilted bags. You wanted to do it...and, YOU DID! I love anything quilted. And, do not own one piece yet. I tell you if I were to win your incredible blog would live in a very loving and respected home. I would use it to pack one activity I am working on. Perhaps, I would put all of the items needed for that month's Christmas Card Challenge at SCS. Then when I was out and about...I would take the bag and have everything...including a very special section for my newest copics. (That would be easy, I only own 8!) It is really very generous for you to offer a wonderful bag of goodies...including the BAG! Thank you for the opportunity.

    I love quotes also. If I see them, I jot them down in a little notebook I keep. (It could go in the quilted bag, too!)

    One of my favorites is from
    Martin Luther King, Jr.~

    "Injustice anywhere is injustice EVERYWHERE."

    He IS Able,
    Traci S.
    (from SCS)

  123. Dawn - you're such a sweetie! love the quilted bag - and EVERYTHING you make :)

    fav quote? hmmm... this one is my daughter's fav: “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated”
    -Mahatma Gandhi

  124. Oooohhh, I would love to own that bag! So lovely! My quote is from a Rolling Stones song (I've love them since I was 5!).

    "Til the next time that we say goodbye, I'll be thinking of you."

    I used this as my senior quote in the yearbook! I just love it! Thanks for the chance to win!

  125. I'm here with another saying to enter in your fabulous blog candy;

    "Whatever happens, God is there to keep you safe within his care". SU

    Joan Garlough

  126. "Do or do not do. There is no try" (Yoda). Just loved that quote when I heard it in the Star Wars movie and just heard it again this weekend when my son was watching the movie.

  127. Boy would I love to win that bag, beautiful job. Sending my quote. "JUST BE" Have a geat day, Hugs n' Stuff, Lynne

  128. Great job on the bag! Love the colors too. My favorite quote:
    God will never send you anything you cannot handle.
    ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  129. That is a beautiful bag, your copics have an amazing home to travel to stamp with friends. What a perfect combination! Makes me want to sew something.

  130. You are an amazing seamtress. Those bags are amazing and the candy looks good too.

    One of my many favorite quotes is:
    There's no place like home.

  131. My oh My.....this is sweet as pie. It's grand and I would love to win.


    GOD never gives us more than we can handle

  132. Wow - what an amazingly generous giveaway! LOVE your sewing projects. You are so inspiring! My favorite quote is "If at first you don't succeed, try try again." This one has helped me many, many times to persevere in life!

  133. "If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it." William Arthur Ward

    You're going to have loads of wonderful quotes! Love your creative style Dawn!

  134. Hi Dawn,

    I love to save up quotes! I often use them on cards, and give the source of course! I probably have a thousand of what I consider "good quotes" since I began making cards and finding SCS,on the last week of December.

    Here is one for today:

    "We turn not older with the years, but new every day." ~Emily Dickinson

    He IS Able,
    Traci S.

  135. Hello again~

    I am sorry. There was something else I wanted to add.

    Personally, I believe the best words to memorize are the words of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior. If anyone is in need of a Bible. Please let me know, and I will find one for you. I do not sell anything. I just think it is
    so important that every person has the Truth to read. I say this in Faith. I am sure He will provide if the need is there.

    He IS Able,
    Traci S.

  136. Dawn,

    Your candy is one of the sweetest offerings I have seen in a long time - I love the stamps and your beautiful handmade bag! I have added your candy to my sidebar at Create With Joy!

    Please stop by when you have a moment - I have a wonderful quote on Creativity on my blog and I'd love to welcome you to my family of Kindred Spirits - while you're there, be sure to enter my giveaway too!


  137. Love, love, love the bag!!!
    My favorite quote is something my Dad always said, "Life is what you make it." As the Father's Day season approaches, I really do miss him and remember him saying that so often.

  138. I have another quote. Confucius said," Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves". Thanks again for the chance to win your wonderful blog candy.

  139. What a beautiful bag. I know how to sew, just don't have the time. I look forward to retirement so that I can do more of my loves.

    Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass... it is about learning to dance in the rain."

  140. Hi Dawn! I just clicked over from SCS and am wondering where I've been - lol!! You're blog is just beautiful! Your artistry is inspiring! Thank you!

  141. omgosh! That bag is gorgeous!!! and copics too..yummy candy!

    Here is one of my favorites...
    "When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us."
    Helen Keller

  142. Hi Dawn,

    I wish the 1st would get here so we could see who gets to wear that great bag, and play with all of those awesome stamping prizes. It's so exciting.

    My quotes for today is from a little booklet called "Selected Prayers and African Proverbs."

    "A human being has two feet but can not follow two paths at the same time. ~Burkina Faso"

    The other quote is from someone named,
    Burundi~ "It is the light of God that shines in the eyes of every child."

    You did keep a bag for you didn't you?

    He IS Able,
    Traci S.

  143. My favorite quote is "I can do all things through Him who gives me strength!"

    Thanks for giving us a chance to win some amazing goodies :)!

    Inky Hugs,

  144. "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass; it is about learning how to dance in the rain!"~author unknown

    Gorgeous bag by the way, and great other goodies too :)! Ty, for this chance :)!

    Inky Hugs,

  145. I also LOVE this:

    "May The Lord bless you and keep you.

    May the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you.

    May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace."

    Inky Hugs,

  146. Wow, what a great blog candy gift. You have some great talent! I have a quote that I recently posted on my refrigerator. I have a son graduating high school and this seemed so appropriate for this time in life, here it is:

    Watch your thoughts; they become words
    Watch your words; they become actions
    Watch your actions, they become habits
    Watch your habits, they become character
    Watch your character, it becomes your destiny

    I'm not sure who to credit with writing this quote. Thanks for the chance to win your blog gift! Kathy N.

  147. Hi Dawn,
    It's me (kathy n.) again : ) I just left a comment and quote , but not my email to contact me should I be the VERY LUCKY winner. so here it is, thanks!

  148. I just can't resist another chance at your blog candy....I have no shame!! lol But, you're quilted bag is da bomb as well as the other goodies!

    "I try to take on one day at a time, but sometimes several days attack me at once." Ashleigh Brilliant

    leenda1 at cox dot net

  149. To Thine Own Self Be True! Shakespear

    I love many quotes, but this is a good one. I always say to be true to yourself and listen to your gut.

    Sewing is my second love to stamping also. I never have enough hours in the day to do both.

    take care,
    Debbie Reaves

  150. Love your sewing bag. It is awesome. I also like to sew too. but never have enough time to really tackle a project with out it taking a long time to finish.

    I had a wonderful quote, but it was already posted, so I don't know of another one right now.
    Thanks for a chance to win your fab blog candy.

  151. Hi Dawn,
    Love your bag! Sewing is one of my passions too but it is always hare to find the time to do. One of my favourite quotes is from Mort Walker and says "Laughter is the brush that sweeps away the cobwebs of the heart". Love from Holland,

  152. Your bag is beautiful! Thank you for the chance to win so much stuff! My favorite quote is:

    Trust in the Lord that every change is a new opportunity. Smile, and say thank You for what I had, for what I have now and for what new things You will provide for me in the future.
    ~Gina Krupsky

  153. Hallo, das ist ja ein tolles candy. hoffe ich darf auch daran teilnehmen.
    Mein lieblings zitat lautet:

    Jeder von uns ist ein Engel
    mit nur einem Flügel.
    Und wir können nur fliegen,
    wenn wir uns umarmen.
    -Luciano de Crescenzo-

    alles liebe

  154. Hi Dawn,

    Thanks for the chance to win such goodies. :) I posted a link to your giveaway on the sidebar of my blog -- gotta spread the word!

    One of my favorite quotes by Goethe is on my blog -- on the sidebar, very far up. It would be swell if you dropped by for a visit. I hope you enjoy the quote.

    Greetings from Munich,

  155. Wow Dawn, what a fabulous blog candy give away. I love the bag and the pouch. They are fabulous!

    I just saw this quote today and love it: Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths. Etty Hillesum

    You can reach me at imastampin at hotmail dot com

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  157. Dawn, I am loving all these quotes. I love wonderful words.

    Here is another quote I really like: If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever. Winnie the Pooh

  158. Here is another fabulous one:

    “No other success can compensate for failure in the home.” David O.McKay

  159. Dawn..I love that bag! Thanks for the chance to win it.

    The quote I have said to myself many times is "If God brings you to it, he will bring you through it."

  160. i love your bag. it is so cute,you did a wonderful job.every one needs a bag like that.

  161. Very cute bag and pouch and awesome blog candy. My quote is from George Herbert: "The best mirror is an old friend."

  162. Hi Dawn~

    I hope you are running one looonnnnggg post, because I seem to have more than one day's worth of quotes on it. I promise, I have done one post a day, except the first day I believe I forgot to leave my name!

    Here is today's quote for Friday the 14th:

    "Behold, children are a blessing from the Lord." ~Psalm 127:3

    He IS Able,
    Traci S.
    (From SCS)

  163. What incredible talents you have! It is always such a joy to come here and see what you have been up to.

    Here is one of my favorite quotes:

    Use what talent you possess. The woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best. Henry Van Dyke

  164. What a Lovely bag! A girl can never have too many bags, now can she?
    fav quote: Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away!
    mdot kdot schmidt athotmail dotcom

  165. Must try again for your darling bag and other blog candies!

    Saying: "Birthdays are nature's way of telling us to eat more cake!"


  166. “There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief...and unspeakable love.”

  167. Ooops, forgot contact information in case I win the most marvelous blog candy!
    carrotsoup at hotmail dot com

  168. So nice! I love this blog!
    I really like to enter!

    Smile and the world will smile with you.


  169. Wat een mooie weg te geven!
    Ik hou van deze kleuren samen.
    liefde uit Nederland ♥ ♥ Rini

    ps er is ook een give-away op mijn blog, ik hoop u daar te zien ook!

  170. Hi Dawn ♥ Your blog is lovely ♥ Candy is brilliant ♥ I have put your candy on my sidebar ♥
    And I am a follower ♥ My favourite quote is:
    There but by the grace of God go I ♥ I think we should always keep this in mind ♥ Thanks for this lovely opportunity ♥ Take care ♥ Leigh ♥

  171. Another post for a chance to win your wonderful candy blog.

    I enjoy this saying: Friends are flowers that never fade.


  172. What a great giveaway! My favorite quote is from Helen Keller:
    "I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble."

  173. The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing." Zephaniah 3:17

    Thanks again for the opportunuity to win your generous prizes!

  174. Such generous blog candy. Would realllly love to join in. Here's a quote I love to use for Wedding cards:
    "once in a while right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairytale."

  175. Too much of a good thing is Wonderful! - Mae West. Love that quote. Thanks for offering such lovely candy!

  176. "It takes a mighty good husband to be better than none." Mary Englebreit

    There are times I've felt like that during our 44 years of marriage!

  177. Hi Dawn...I am having fun coming up with resources for these quotes. This one is from
    Charles Swindoll:
    "Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it."

  178. Here is another one from Swindoll that I really like:
    "The difference between something good and something great is attention to detail."

  179. This is beautiful dawn! I wish I could sew. I can sew on cards but, that's about it...LOL I think this quote is beautiful:
    A true friend is someone that knows the song of your soul, and sings it back to you when you have forgotten the words.—Anonymous

  180. When God closes a door for you, he opens a window.


  181. "You're never more like Jesus than when you give."

  182. Oh this bag is gorgeous! I love your blog! I am have now become a follower! Beautiful work!
    My favourite saying is one that my grandmother said all the time..."To thyne on self be true".
    Thank-you so much for the opportunity to win!

  183. I really enjoy your blog, you make beautiful cards!

  184. Hi Dawn~

    You must have gathered a mile long list of quotes! Thank you again for the chance to win your incredible hand-made bag, and the wonderful things you are including with it!

    Here is a great quote~ the author is Seneca:

    "What a great blessing is a friend with a heart so trusty you may safely bury all your secrets in it."

    See you tomorrow!

    He IS Able,
    Traci S.
    (from SCS)

  185. Thanks for chance to win! The link is on my sidebar:

    My fav quote (after "per aspera ad astra"):
    There are 2 way to live your life. One is to think thannothing is miracle. Other is to think that everything is miracle. Einstein.

  186. And a few more ...

    I’m not 30 Something, I’m $29.95 plus shipping and handling.

    Sometimes “act your age” is open to interpretation.

    If wishes were raindrops, I’d build you an ark!

  187. Too much of a good thing - there is no such thing!

    If you’re 39 and holding … how old would you be if you let go?

    Forget about the past - you can’t change it. Forget about the future - you can’t predict it. Forget about the present … I didn’t get you one.

  188. My greatest blessings call me “Grandma”.

    The best place to be when you're sad is Grandpa's lap.

    My fondest memories of the past year, are the ones that include you.

  189. You’ve always understood me … Frightening, isn’t it?

    A true friend is one who thinks you are a good egg even if you are half-cracked.

    Friends are our chosen family.

  190. I have a doggie quote today:

    The one absolutely unselfish friend that man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous, is his dog...He will kiss the hand that has no food to offer; he will lick the wounds and sores that come in encounter with the roughness of the world...When all other friends desert, he remains.
    George G. Vest

    Thanks again for the chance to win!

  191. Hi Dawn~

    Happy Tuesday, May 18th! Here is my quote that I would like to share with you today:

    "Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort."
    ~ President Franklin Roosevelt

    He IS Able,
    Traci S.
    (From SCS)

  192. Dawn Thanks for a great opportunity to win your awesome blog candy & I' love the bag you created.My family teases me cause I'm always looking for the perfect bag..I'm the bag lady LOL..My favorite quote I have posted on my blog..because it refects me & Art is so much a part of me.

    Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time....Thomas Merton

  193. Still entering to win your fabulous bag and other goodies.

    "If wishes could make you well.... you'd be better already! SU


  194. Oh, I hope you're recording all those quotes somewhere, what a fabulous collection already!

    My favourite is from Helen Keller:
    "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart"

  195. What a wonderful Blog Candy Dawn ! It will be like Christmas morning for the lucky winner ! Here is my favorite quote, it's from R.W. Emerson : "To give of one's self ; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition... to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived - this is to have succeeded." Thank you. Smiles from Catherine

  196. Hi from Italy! Wow, this bag is too beautiful, the sketch, the colors, it should be perfect for me!!! I don't think to have a quote in this moment! I am a follower and I linked your candy to my candybar. Hope it should be a gift for my birthday!!! eheheh

  197. Many of us are hoping to be the winner of your wonderful blog candy!!!! LOL

    When there are no words, know that the silences are carrying the thoughts and prayers of all who love you. Anonymous


  198. Love the quote: Let go and let God.

  199. Thank you so much for the chance to win these beautiful pieces! In these days with all the madness in the world, it's sometimes hard to keep our priorities straight, so I love this quote:
    “The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.”-Stephen R. Covey

  200. Thanks for the opportunity to win a beautiful item made with love by you. My favorite quote is;

    Our life is frittered away by detail...simplify, simplify.
    Henry David Thoreau


Thank you so much for sharing your comments with me. I really appreciate it.. Have a great stamping day..