Wednesday, 10 March 2010

40th Birthday Candy...... I'm Hitting The Big One!!!!


Good evening Peeps and thanks for stopping by!

I have some candy for you....... yep, the big one is approaching as I turn 40 next Wednesday so I thought it would be nice to celebrate with a giveaway! I have to say I'm not scared about reaching this milestone as I think with age comes wisdom and you learn to live your life differently and get the most out of everything you do, do you know what I mean?

Anyway, onto the candy. Here's what you could win:

One 6x6 pad of the new Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety papers

3 Sweet Pea stamps from the ching-chou kuik's Fantasy Art Collection (I have stamped them so you can see the images)

A Spellbinders Cut and Emboss Butterfly Die

A bottle of Tattered Angles Glimmer Mist Spray

3 metres of luxury lace


In order to be in with a chance of winning this stash all I ask is that you add a link to your blog....... please don't feel that you have to follow me or anything!

Finally, to distinguish between genuine entries and spam I would like you to answer a simple question for me:

What one word sums up the best thing about having a birthday? Wanna know what I think?

CAKE!!!!!!

This candy closes on my birthday, 17th March at 8am and I will announce the winner shortly after. I am happy for anybody to enter as I will post overseas.

Good luck!

194 comments:

Ann-Marie said...

FAMILY! I think sums it up for me they all pop over to see me and I love it. Sending you very best wishes for your birthday and I agree about milestones life is far too short and you should enjoy everyday to the full (hopefully crafting!) Thank you so much for the chance to win your candy. Have a great day, take care Ann-Marie http://mylittlepatchofheaven-ams.blogspot.com/

Dragonlady said...

Hi Tara

Well, as they say life begins at 40 so away you go!!! Hope you have a wonderful day Tara and I would love the chance to win those wonderful goodies. I have put a link on my sidebar.
The word I associate woth birthdays is cards!!

Hugs Ali x

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Tara,
The one word that comes to mind is "Pampering". I have always been pampered - I have a very attentive family.
Thanks for the opportunity to win your candy and have a great birthday when it comes.
Hugs,
Fiona x

craftykitten said...

Hi Tara,
Aaahh 40 - I remember it well and to think next year will be the big 5 0 for me!!! It's good that you are not worried about it - after all it's not like you can stop it now is it?? LOL Have a fabulous birthday when it arrives and live life to its fullest!
The word I associate with birthdays is - like you - CAKE! Big gooey chocolate one!
Will link in my sidebar.
Hugs
Dawn xx
BTW I have candy too!!

Francesca said...

Well they say life begins at 40, what a great candy you have on offer I think the best thing about birthday is presents ,
i have put a link on my sidebar

Hugs
Francesca

Анюта said...

Wow! how sweet candy!! I linked your candy in my sidebar! and Happy Birthday to you!!

Lorraine A said...

Oohh Tara :-) we should get togther the celebrate :-) It will be my birthday on the 16th ! I get pampered on my birthday ,, no cooking or anything :-)so 'Pampered' is my word :-)

I hope you have a wonderful birthday filled with CAKE :-)

Fab candy and I will be keeping everything crossed :-)I have been a follower for ages :-)

Luv
Lols x x x

CreaRenata said...

Yoohoo! Welcome to the club of 40rs! I will link your candy to my sidebar.
The word that pops into my mind is: PRESENTS! (Especially crafty ones LOL)
Congratulations on your upcoming Birthday.

Hugs,
Renata

Larisa said...

Congratulations on your next ten years )) this is not as bad as the young ones think about ))
Thanks for nice candy! I linked it on sidebar
http://larisa-raznosti.blogspot.com/
It is so great!!! Thanks for the chance again. Hugs. Larisa.

jenny said...

Wow! Fabulous birthday candy Tara!
I love those stamps :)
My word would be 'cards', I love waiting for the postie for my birthday cards!
I will put a link in my sidebar and will be back next week to wish you a BIG Happy Birthday!!

Jenny xx

xxsquigglesxx said...

I would say the one word that is the best thing about having a birthday is FUN. I've linked the candy on my sidebar.

http://scrappinsquiggles.blogspot.com/

Christine said...

Hi Tara many congrats on the big 40.hope you have THE most fab girly day..been a stalker for ages....mine is 60 in April..best thing about having a B/day..getting
loads of cards..
Big hugs for a fab Day
Christine xx

Aunty Sue said...

Oh Tara you are still a baby wish i was 40 again and knew what i know now. Wisdom does come with age so enjoy your day and most of all have fun. Hugs Sue xx

Aunty Sue said...

oops didnt answer your question must have been a senior moment. lol. 1 words that sums it up for me is Cards. I love my cards and love receiving them from my lovely friends

Ukka said...

Congrats on the 40,Tara!Creative successes to you!I added a link to the sidebar http://pishitejulie.blogspot.com/
Thank you so much for the chance to take part!!!

Greetings from Russia,
Ukka

Debs said...

Hi Tara, many congrats on the big 40 when it comes around. Thanks for the chance to win this yummy candy. The word I associate with birthdays is Family, I might not see them all on the actual day but will always hear from them in one way or another. Debs xx

Squirrel x said...

In one word, it has to be CAKE! My darling mum (are you reading this mother?)still bakes me a triple layer chocolate sponge cake with chocolate filling and icing every year. And her sponges are to die for. It wouldn't be a birthday without one. Fabbie candy hun, but shouldn't we be buying you presents? Hope you have the most wonderific day ever. Happy hugs, Squirrel xx

Julie said...

Oh Tara! I would love to be on the right side of 40 again - have a wonderful birthday - hope you get some lovely pressies!! Thanks for giving us the chance of a pressie on your birthday - fab selection of goodies! Think my one word is Spoilt as I get brekkie in bed and dinner cooked!!!
Juliexx

Penni said...

Happy Birthday to you for 17 March Tara. It's my hubby's 40th Birthday on that day too!!!!

For me Birthdays mean CAKE CAKE and MORE CAKE LOL!!!!

Thanks for the chance to win some lovely candy, I've posted it on my sidebar for you.

Have a good one.

Hugs
Penni
X

EileenMV said...

Happy 40th Birthday! St. Patrick's Day is a great day for a birthday!!! I hope you have a great day! I posted your candy on my blog here: http://eileen-mahony-velez.blogspot.com/

Lena Katrine said...

Happy 40th birthday, Tara!!!
I always dream about coffee and cake in bed before breakfast at my birthday :)

Wishing you a great celebration!
And thanks for the chance to win the awesome candy!

Hugs, Lena

Sue said...

Hi Tara
oh gorgeous candy on offer, thought that was a bottle wine with it! lol. Ya dont look 40 hun, have a very happy birthday. Im nearer the 50 mark, only thing about hitting 40 time flys past!!

Now best thing bout birthdays! erm having a lovely meal with my family, n nice few bottles red!!!
Thanks for the chance hunm will link to my sidebar. sue.xx

Tonje said...

Happy 40th!! I'm with you on the cake! Definately...

Thanks for the chance to win this lovely candy. I've linked in my sidebar.

irinka said...

Happy Birthday!!!
I love birthdays. I love my friend's birthdays and my birthdays. When I think of Birthdays I think...Presents

Lisa said...

Happy 40th Tara! The best thing about birthdays for me is celebrating with family. My children are always so excited to help me with my cards and presents and it really makes my day.

Thanks for the chance to win all this gorgeous candy!

Lisa x

iluvmybugs said...

Happy 40th Tara!! Have a great day and wonderful year!! I've linked your generous b-day candy to my sidebar (I already am a follower).

For me, the one word that sums up the best thing about having a birthday is....ALIVE!! After all this is what you have to be in order to have a birthday!!! :-)

amanda stokes said...

Hi Tara!
The best thing about birthday's is presents lol
I totally agree with what you've said i turn 30 this year :)
Hope you have a fab day!
Thanks for sharing some candy
Hugs Amanda xx

Andreja said...

I think .... PRESENTS :-))
Happy Birthday!! What a lovely candy, thanks for the chance to win, greetings from Slovenija, Andreja

Sue said...

Hi Tara,
God it only seems like 5 mins since I hit forty, and I will be 47in October, feel like I'm galloping to the next big 0. It has to be Cards, especially the handmade ones of course! Thanks for the chance to win this lovely candy, and have a good birthday, Sue x

Janette said...

Hi Tara,one word....only one.....lol....pressies....craft one's......sorry,never actually get many...apart from this year when my pal spoiled me...but defo pressies...hope you have a wonderful day and get lots of cake and pressies....ps....40 is far better than 50plus....xxx

JACKIE said...

Happy Birthday when it comes hun...My sons Birthday is today so the best things about birthdays is giving to others....awww.Im all gushy.lol...but a card with a nice verse is special to me...hugs Jackie xx

Evelyn C said...

Have a lovely Birthday when it comes - being 40 doesn't hurt - honest, in fact i think its great! (thats because i'm 41!!!) My special birthday word would have to be a cake, just like you BUT it has to have candles on it, fab candy, have added piccie and link on my blog, thanks for the chance xx

Beth said...

Oh my goodness, how are you going to be able to part with all this yumminess! I hope you have the happiest of happy birthdays and get to eat lots of cake! My fave thing would be having the day off work (I always book my birthdays off!)
Thanks for the chance to win!

Love Beth xx

Danielle said...

:) Happy 40th Birthday Tara (it's mine later this year too!!). I love birthdays and being a crafter I love to receive cards, especially all those handmade beauties! Thanks for sharing such fabulous candy, esp. those gorgeous Sweet Pea stamps!
Hugs, Danielle

Glennis said...

Happy birthday Tara and thanks for the chance to win your lovely candy.
Birthdays to me are the excitement of recieving many beautiful handmade cards from all around the world. I belong to several groups and we always exchange birthday cards.
Have posted you on my blog

Chelsea said...

Oh Tara, so kind of you to offer this great candy in celebration of your 40th Birthday. I have been eying these stamps for sometime now, how great would it be to win this set! and those lace are definitely luxurious!

I'm with you on the CAKE! In fact...ICE CREAM CAKE...Yummy!!! Thanks again for the great candy offer. ~Chelsea

domire said...

Happy 40th Birthday Tara!!!
I agree with you on the CAKE (but only with candle)!

Smita said...

Happy 40th birthday Tara!

The best thing about having a birthday, for me, has to be 'Surprises'! I love surprises of every form... giving and getting... gifts, cakes, flowers, anything!

Thank you for the chance to win this amazing candy.

Cheryl said...

Hi hunny fab candy and wow 40 I am now 50 and time certainly flies,you look fab though hun no one would think you were 40,okay enough of me rambling on birthdays to me mean,being spoilt just for one day,by family especially children,and getting cards from people all over the world who have become part of your extended family through the brilliant world of blogging love hugs cheryl xxx

Adina Cristescu said...

hi tara! a beautifull candy for your birthday! i wish you the best thinks in the world and a lot of helth! i put you in my sidebar here: http://arinadesigns-scrapbooking.blogspot.com/

Thank you for the chance to winn it!

Caroline said...

Wow Fab Candy Tara! The one word that best describes birthday to me is LOVE! cos all the people i love come to visit me and I feel appreciated. Caroline x

Doina said...

Great candy! Please count me in! I am a follower and I put a link on my sidebar.

Anne said...

Welcome to the 40's! I have been trying it for 1 month, and it feels great =) LOL Thanks for the chance to win you super candy!

Only 12 more days to go.... looking forward to meet you =)at the NEC.

Hugs, Anne

Anne said...

Ups! Forgot to answer...

birthday = cake

Another hug, Anne

Faerielore said...

Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday dear Tara
Happy birthday to you

ok thats a little early but never mind hehehehehe WOW this is some gorgeous birthday candy my love how much would i love to get my little inky mitts on this lot hehehehhe ive added a link on my side bar to spread the love ...

ok so the best thing about birthdays pressies hahahahaha especially if they are of the crafting kind :) xxx

Natalie Z. said...

Wow! Fabulous birthday candy Tara!
The one word that best describes birthday to me is CAKE too!
I've linked your candy to my sidebar. Thank you for a chance to win!
Welcome to my blog.
Hugs Natalie.

Eva said...

Hi and congratulations with your upcoming birthday! My favourite thing about birthdays is... CARDS! I love getting some myself, not just giving and selling them! :) Thanks for the chance to win this great candy, that lace looks amazing... :)

belleville said...

Happy Birthday!! What a lovely candy, thanks for the chance to win!
I've added a link to your candy on the right:
www.cernittando.blogspot.com

I think the best thing of a birthday are PRESENTS!!!

Sissi said...

Hi! Happy 40th birthday!
I love cakes :P

I'm a new follower.

I posted your candy on my blog:
http://blogcandychepassione.blogspot.com/2010/03/blog-candy-di-happily-ever-crafting.html

Hugs from Italy!!!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

The best thing about birthdays is the lovely cards. Thanks for the chance to win this fab candy. Love your blog. I have candy too so hop over. Happy Birthday. Marianne x

Melissa said...

Happy birthday, Tara! I hope you have a wonderful day!

Cake, specifically Kentucky Butter Rum cake, pretty much sums up a good birthday to me. Yum!

Thanks for the chance to win such sweet candy! I've added you to my sidebar.
http://mmedesigns.blogspot.com/

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Happy birthday Tara! Thank you for such generous goodies. :)

For me, the best thing about having a birthday is "wisdom". It sounds kind of wonky, but as I get older (I'm 42) I feel great about life!

I hope you can think of your 40's as the best years to come - it's been great for me!

Cheers
Susan
http://killamcreative.blogspot.com/p/blog-candy-roll.html

Jenny V. said...

Hi Tara! Happy 40! I hope you have a fun time celebrating. I just love celebrating birthday's that's the only time you feel like you are the Princess for the day. And I'm sure you will be treated with royalty by your family and friends. I also Love Cake. Yummy! Thanks for the chance to win this awesome giveaway!

The Paper Princess said...

Happy Birthday Tara!

I hope you have one fabulous celebration and this is your best year ever!

Oh, I love presents but I guess birthday cake is one thing that really makes one's birthday unique!

I am already a follower and have added your birthday candy to my sidebar at Create With Joy!

Hugs
Ramona :-)
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

Kate T said...

Very Happy Birthday wishes to you !! hope you have a fabulous 40th.
I have linked on my sidebar and have been a follower for ages (pleasure)
Kate x

JAN said...

Happy birthday to you Tara..i am ahead of you in the Bday stakes my next milestone is 50 but not for a couple of years yet lol..now lookng forward to that one..anyways here is hoping your day is special and you take time out all ways for you and your creative spirit soars forever more..thank you for allowing me to join the celebration and enter your candy DRAW. I am a follower and have linked your candy on my blog side bar
Jan
artbyjan(at) gmail(dot)com

Margarets designer cards said...

Hi Tara,
Life begins at 40 so have a wonderful day and the answer to your question......... Presents
I hope you enjoy your birthday and many more of them,
Margaret D,

Sheila said...

Happy Birthday for Monday sweetie. another fellow fishy :-)..
I've got you in my sidebar Tara.. amazing Candy... One word to sum up Birthday's hey... well I'm with you on this one hun.... CAKE!!!!!.
Have a fabulous day.
Hugs
Sheila xx

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Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Oh yes, can't wait to do the Happy 40 dance with you in a couple of weeks - if you can still move with ease of course ;o) !!!!!

There are lots of things good about birthdays, family of course, presents, the all important cake, pampering but what I love the best is receiving such gorgeous cards from my blogging buddies which are always such beautifully made. I keep them on hand for a stroke every now and again !!!

Can't wait to see you my darlin - like a kid at Christmas now !

Hope Georgia has a lovely birthday on Sunday and Happy Mother's Day too to you !

I'll be in touch - promise !

Huge hugs and big sloppy birthday kiss **mwah**

Jo xxxxx

CHARITY CRAFTER said...

Hi Tara, welcome to the forties!!!! Happy birthday x The best about birthdays! The look on your childs face when they open a present.... blow out the candles...... Get the bumps etc.,

I have popped your candy on my sidebar www.charitycrafter.blogspot.com
I have candy tooooo.....

It is my birthday on the 22nd (I will be 44!) so heres hoping........

Leigh x

irishka_shi said...

Hi Tara,Thank you for the chance to win some stunning candy.
Have put your candy on my side bar
http://irishkashi.blogspot.com/
Happy Birthday!!!!
my word is family!!!

Ardilla said...

Happy birthday!!!!
It´s good to be 40!

Thanks for the chance in this candy,

Rosa-kreattiva said...

cake and family ;-)
Happy Birthday for you ;-)..... Thanks for a chance to win your yummy blog candy!
sorry for my english spero di vincere un saluto dall'Italia bye bye rosa
public tomorrow the post on http://blogcandymania.blogspot.com/
goccedioceano2000(at)libero(dot)it

Hilde Larsen aka. Tindaloo said...

PRESENTS!!! *lol* I know I should've answered family & friends.. but I LOVE getting presents ;) Thanks for a chance in your candy & Happy Birthday! I've added a link in my candybar. Greetings from Hilde in Norway.

Lorraine said...

great candy.i think its a great excuse for a crafty purchase so my aanswer is crafty gift.
and lots of cake of course.
thankyou for the chance of winning your candy xx

Di said...

Hey Tara turning 40 is great i wish i was back there!!
enjoy time flys so quickly!!
hugs di xxx

itsabrt said...

Vacation! I am also turning 40 this year and we are going on a fantastic family vacation! I so love your candy, I just ordered some of these sweet pea stamps (Šching-chou kuik's Fantasy Art Collection) I can't hardly wait to get these! Have a fantastic 40th hope it's your best birthday ever! Beth aka BR-T

jude said...

Tara Happy 40th Birthday hun.Enjoy your cake.
I have to say i agree best is ckae and of course a Party!!!
Have linked to my candy jar,thanks for chance to win
hugs judex

Sanne said...

Happy birthday!!! :)
Enjoy your cake! ;)
Hugs, Sanne

Lepesto4ex said...

Happy Birthday!
Thank you so much for offering us all a chance to win your gorgeous candy..I am already a follower and have added your candy to my blog Lepesto4ex

Nikki said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Thanks for the chance at your sweet Candy. Ice Cream Cake!!!! and enjoying it with my family :)
I've linked you in my sidebar
hugs Nikki

Min hobbyverden said...

Happy birthday! I remember that I tought 40 years where old, but now I`m soon to by there... And I don`t feel old!
The world I think about when it comes to birthday - is family...
I`ve wood really love win your candy - it was love at first sight when I saw those stamps...
I have a candy running as well, feel free to join it...

Ane Lene

Sandra said...

FRIENDS! That's the best thing about birthdays - all of them at my home! :-)
Have a nice Birthday Tara!

Thank you for the Chance to win this great Candy.
Hugs, Sandra

Julye said...

Hi and happy birthday for the 17th. I think my word would be choice , as its the one day I'm allowed to choose what we do as a family, where we eat in or out and what and most fun what we watch on tv as I usually give way to the 2 men in my life so I really wind them up and have fun making them watch things they aren't intrested in, am I cruel or what I get the remote for the day. Hope you get a huge yummy cake for your birthday and that your day is filled with fun .Thanks for the chance of fab candy will post on my sidebar Julye

Chrissie said...

Hi Tara, what gorgeous candy and thanks for the opportunity to win. Congratulations on the big 40 (I can't even remember that far back!) I'm not sure about your theory of wisdom etc. all I can say is, it didn't seem to happen that way with me, I still get 'moments' it's just that now they're 'senior' ones instead of 'blonde' ones LOL!
My fave thing about birthdays is receiving hand made cards from my crafty friends.

toscania-art-life said...

Have a great day on your birthday!
The word that are in my mind is: partytime!! Yees.
Thanks for giving a chance to win.

Maria Therese said...

First happy birtday Tara (yes I know it's a few days left) The first word that comes to my mind is suprises!
Have linked to your candy in my blog, and maby you would come visit my blog and join my candy? Have a great weekend!

Mina said...

ooooohhhhh yum yum yum Tara, I have linked your goodies on my blog...the word is Post...all those yhummy cards from loads of friends through the letter box
Mina xxx

Papirskreppa said...

Congratulations Tara :) My word for birthday is appreciation. I feel appreciated, and I appreciate what everyone is doing to make my birthday so nice. Love to win your birthdaycandy. Have linked ti it in my right sidebar. I have had your blog in my bloglist for a long time, and I often come by here to see what you make. have a nice weekend, as well.

Sugar said...

Wow those are beautiful. I would love to have the chance to enter.
thanks and happy birthday!!

Sugar said...

Oh and I have linked to my sidebar and I love all the Happy Birthdays..from everyone..Just knowing that people care enough to think of me, makes me smile!

Claude said...

To me, the best thing is: mocha icing on my cake!!! I could do without the cake, I just want the icing, lol!

I'm new to stamping and I have never seen these stamps before! They are stunning, thanks for the chance to win them!!

I have added you to my sidebar, please feel free to come by and visit!

ScrapgalGR said...

Cake for me too! Happy birthday and thanks for the chance to win!

Krafty Kows said...

The Big 40 - I've almost forgotten what that was like! 40 years young - lucky you - I do hope you enjoy your special day. Thanks for the chance of the candy. 'Laughter' is what springs to mind when I think of birthdays only because I'm trying to avoid CAKE!! Take care Jeanette

Katarina said...

Oooh, I'm turning 30 tomorrow, well actually it's today since it's past midnight. I have a b-day candy too if you want to join :)

Best thing with b-days...feeling special - I eat cake every day, lol.

I've linked you on my candypost. Happy 40:th!

kamadesign

Rufus said...

Don't really have a single word for Birthday's. I guess CAKE works! Esp. if it's CHOCOLATE! What a marvelous birthday candy you're offering! Thanks for the chance at it. You've got some great stuff on your blog!
R/

Kathy K said...

Happy 40th birthday Tara!!! I have to say "Cake" for me too...mmmm. I've posted a link/pic of your special giveaway on my blog. Have a fabulous day!

Susan said...

WOWZA!! glad I found your blog...wonderful talent, great blog. I am now a follower and am linking this post to my blog. Please include me in your generous giveaway! Happy birthday! (I'll be 50 in june)
Susan

Sarita said...

Ooh what fab candy Tara, thank you so much for the chance to win! Hope you have a fab fab 40th birthday,
Have put your candy on my sidebar,
Love Sarita xx

Milla said...

Happy birthday, Tara, hope your birthday is a great one! :) I'm like you, I think the best thing about birthdays are cakes :D Thanks for celebrating with us with your candy, I've added your candy to my sidebar.

Moni said...

Happy birthday Tara!
Your candy is awesome, and would be so happy if I win. I am off to add you on my sidebar! Hugs,moni

Valentina said...

Happy 40th Birthday Tara!!!
Cake for me too!!
Love to win your birthdaycandy.
Linked it on my sidebar.
Thank you for the chance.
Greeting
Valentina

Malin E said...

Happy birthday to you!! I hope you will have a great day with lots of wounderful presents!
And I have to agree, cake, I love cake!! ( can eat it all by my self giggle )
I made a link to you on my sidebar to.
Hugs
Malin

Paula said...

Happy Birthday for Wednesday - life does start at 40, I met my husband & he's what makes my birthday special now. Have decided to follow you as I'm itching to get Challenge team. Thanks for chance at the Sweet Pea - I love those fairies & have the first CDs that came out, but not a single stamp. - Paula
http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/
PS - have added your candy to sidebar

gandi said...

Hi! Happy birthday to you!!! Your cards are really beautiful, so I became your follower and stay with you hopefully for ages.
One word in connection with birthday:
CAKE (just like you).
Your candy is really great, I would like to win it!!! Thanks for the chance to win it!

... said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Thanks for the chance at your sweet Candy.
I made a link to you on my sidebarhttp://otkrutki.blogspot.com/

Kim said...

Tara HAPPY BIRTHDAY HUN! I hope you have a VERY special day! One word that I think of when I hear Birthday is PRINCESS....every year my family and hubby treat me like a princess on my special day! Thanks so much for the chance to win such LOVELY goodies!
Hugs~ Kim

Magis said...

Замечтельная конфета!
Моя ссылка на панели слева:
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aardvarkpest said...

Happy Birthday Tara hope you have a great day and get spoilt rotten.I've put a link on my sidebar. Birthday in one word Cards of course from all my lovely crafting friends and family.

Glenda

Heike said...

Congratulations with your upcoming birthday Tara, hope your day is lovely. The Blogcandy is wonderful, thanks for the chance to win. I've linked you on my sidebar.

Hugs
Heike

Mary Lou said...

Hi Tara~~WOW 40~~Happy Happy Birthday!!! The best thing about my birthday is:: ATTENTION & GIFTS :) Enjoy your day and thanks for sharing the candy!!
Blessings

jelonkaa said...

Happy Birthday.....Thanks for the chance to win. The message on my blog on the left side. I cordially greet from Poland :o)

Bev said...

Happy Birthday...I hope your "big one" is extra special!

What I like most about having a birthday is being given money so I can shop for all the great new scrapbooking and card making things. (can't leave that up to hubby....I don't think he would do as good as me...lol)

You can go here to see my blog! I added your candy to my sidebar!

La Vikinga said...

I know the feeling... turning 40...

So I'd like to participate in your candy, and I have a link on my sidebar!

La Vikinga

Annelies said...

Happy Birthday Tara! I hope you'll have a wonderfull day with nice people around you and lots of great presents. I don't celebrate my birthday in a special way, but I do like my family coming over on that day. I've put a link in my sidebar . Thanks for a chance to win! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Stella said...

My word is MEMORIES.Your birthday should be remembered for the special day it is. No one can take away your special memories which you keep close to your heart.Have a wonderful birthday on the 17th Tara.Enjoy every minute of your day!Love Stella x
I have linked to your blog on my sidebar

Fata Azzurra said...

What one word sums up the best thing about having a birthday?
Presents, maybe scrap things, like your candy! :)
http://fata-azzurra.blogspot.com/2010/03/happily-ever-crafting-blog-candy.html

Alex said...

He he he, well I would like to say prezzies and I think thats possibly true, but I do love it when my girls come bounding in and give me lots of kisses and cuddles and vi for me to open there pressie first lol - my blog is www.sillybirds.blogspot.com - thanks for a lovely chance to win your candy, and I hope your family has lots of lovely things for your 40th xx

Kleeblatt said...

Happy Birthday!
The one word to the Birthday is PRESENTS! ;-)
Super candy and thanks to the chance to win.
Hugs Monika

FionaChan said...

happy birthday in advance!!

added a link http://fionalevesque.blogspot.com/

andddd, presents! :D :D

Nancy said...

Yeah, I agree CAKE. But what about PRESENTS!!!

Congrats

http://aroundourway.blogspot.com

Erin said...

Happy Birthday. I'm gonna have to go with Icecream! Yum

Michelle Cummings said...

OMG...finally, so glad you don't tons of bells and whistles for me to have a chance to this AMAZING and creative stash! (I hope I win, I hope I win.)
Totally loving your blog and will add you to my blog roll...
One word?
"Money" it's...what I usually get from family members... :)

Happy Birthday!
http://faeriedustdreams-michelle.blogspot.com/

Алёна Сидорова said...

Happy Birthday! Thanks for a chance to win! http://www.helensidorova.com/2010/03/blog-post_13.html

Kleine85 said...
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Kleine85 said...

Hi Tara,

forst I wanna wish you a wonderful birthday! Enjoy the day!

When I think of birthdays I think of Presents. Great when there are presents for our creative hobby *smile*

Your candy is awesome!

Greetings,

Tanja

Cathy said...

Hi Tara,
Happy Birthday, have a great day.
One word to sum up birthdays is Lie In!! Its the only time i might get one LOL!!
Oh and pressies ... hopefully of the wooden block and rubber variety!!
Gorgeous candy, I would love to own those Sweet Pea stamps.
Hugs
Cathy xx

Cass said...

Hi Tara,
I found your blog via International Giveaways. I have added your giveaway to my blog sidebar. If you get a chance, head over to my blog as there is always a giveaway of some sort running!

I agree with you - cake is what is great about birthdays (both mine and other peoples!). Mmmmm....cake... :)

Cheers, Cass

rinat said...

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. I have become a follower.

Alessia said...
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Alessia said...

Happy happy birthday Tara, a beautiful candy :)

I hope you have a wonderful birthday filled with FRIENDS!

Alessia from Italy

Christin said...

Very nice Candy!!!
I am a follower and I put your candy on my sidebar.
Thanks for the chance!
hugs
Christin

fusiafscrapping said...

Happy birthday to you!
Wonderful candy.
Thanks for the chance to win!!!
I've linked this candy on my sidebar

XOXO

http://fusiafscrapping.blogspot.com

fusiafscrapping said...

Owwww... I forgot to answer your question... sorry...
The word I associate woth birthdays is candles!!

Ingunn said...

The best thing about birthdays?
I'll have to agree with you on the cake.

I try to have a new sort of cake each birthday - either selfmade or bougth - in addition to my mother's layered whippedcream-cake.

Jennine Chambers said...

The best thing about my birthday is CARDS! I love getting cards.
Thanks for the opportunity and you are on my blog! Check it out
www.cravencreations.com

Lisa said...

Happy 40th, everyone seems to love angel food cake here.. Thanks for the chance to win

Julie said...

What sums it up for me is Family :)

Happy Birthday to you

aunteegem@yahoo.com

Doreen said...

Happy 40th when it comes Tara. My next birthday will also be a biggy ending in a zero,AND I get a freebie with it too. Yipee !!..... a BUS PASS lol. Your blog is fab.Such wondeful candy too, I am salivating at the thought of maybe, just maybe winning it. Now, down to business, your question, hmm ? It would have to be all the new crafty stash I buy with any money given [ hubby always gives me money, since I became a crafter ]. BTW, You have a fab blog . I like it lots. xx

Karina said...

Wow, what lovely candy! Happy birthday to you then! The best of birthdays? I love the cards I get the most.
Love from Karina

Silvia said...

Woaw, wonderfull candy! Thank's for the chance!

I link you here:
http://www.moonny.net/site/2010/03/14/blog-candy-2/

And the best thing about having a birthday?
For me, are the friends and the family for celebrate all together, obviously with a very big cake! :D

Bye bye
Silvia
www.moonny.net

christina said...

Happy birthday! Mine is right around the corner, Great cand!!
shewhodreams@comcast.net

Denise said...

When I think of birthday I think of family. No matter what we do for a birthday, it's always with family. Happy birthday. My niece and Nephew share your birthday. They will be turning one!

Nic said...

Congrats on your upcoming birthday. The word I associate most with birthdays is presents!! preferably crafty ones :O)

Have a wonderful birthday and thank you for thinking of us here in blogland.

Nxxx

cottagerca said...

Happy Birthday Tara!!! 40 is the best, enjoy it, you are at the top of the game at 40.
I enjoy ice cream BD cake...
ava

me said...

GIFTS!!! Haha!! Of course it's nice to give.. but who doesn't like to receive??.. hahaha!!

Happy birthday Tara! Wishing you all the best!:)

I added your site to my blog roll (http://photosandscraps.blogspot.com/).. Hope that counts.. I sure would LOVE to win your fab candy!!;)

ails said...

Happy happy birthday to you! For me the best thing about having a birthday is having to share your special day with your loved one, your family, and your friends! That's what i look forward to in birthday parties! and i hope you'll have lots of love and of course, a special Cake! on your birthday!

Thanks for sharing!

i linked this on my left sidebar .. http://cutifymyworld.blogspot.com/

xo, ails

Lina said...

Hi Tara! Congratulations on your Birthday!!! And my birthday word is PRESENTS. May you receive a lot of presents for your Birthday!
I linked your sweet candy on my sidebar: http://my-scrapnotes.blogspot.com/

KarenB said...
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KarenB said...

Hi Tara and happy birthday for the 17th! I hope you find a special way to celebrate :)

That's the word for me... CELEBRATE! Your birthday should be a day to celebrate you being you :)

Thanks so much for the chance to join in your celebration. I've linked you up at http://beingkaren.blogspot.com

Stephanie said...

Great candy - family is my one word. Hope you enjoy your day and 40 isn't so bad. I turn 45 this year and it was a breeze ... lol!!
Hugs, Stephanie

Debbi said...

Happy 40th! I hit that milestone earlier this year, and I actually like it! :-)
The answer to your question: PRESENTS! :-)
I'm a follower, and I posted your candy on my sidebar.
*smiles*
debbi

mae said...

Family!!!
Happy 40th birthday, Tara!!!
Thanks for the opportunity!!!!

doris said...

Congratulations with your upcoming birthday Tara,and hope your day is lovely.
The Blogcandy is wonderful, thanks for the chance to win...!! I've linked you on my sidebar.

xox doris

DaeRiin said...

Happy happy birthday to you!
So, my word for BD is umeshu. Umeshu is Japanese plum wine. I don't drink, so it's my only favourite wine there is. :)
My blog: http://daeriin.livejournal.com/ - link is at the sidebar in the giveaway section.

Sol said...

Hello Tara! Happy Birthday the 17th March! Hope your day will be wonderful! The best thing about my birthday is my friends and family.. And my excuse to buy myself lots of stamps and stash... :) (Big Smile)

beadz said...

Hi Tara! Happy Birthday! I would say Presents - and I hope you get a bunch (maybe lots of crafty presents!) I will add your candy to my candy roll
hugs,
Gini

Craftypagan said...

I think you're right about the cake! It's always fun having a birthday tea-kids parties are just the best! I hope you have a wonderful day! I've added your candy to my blog!

Pam said...

Ahhhh Happy 40th Tara! I hope it is the beginning of a year full of blessings for you! I wish I was 40! hee!hee! Birthdays are always a reminder to me that the Lord has graced me with another year of life, Another year with my wonderful family. I have a few health issues and am always grateful to grow a year older.
Hugs to you dear girl. Have a very Happy Birthday,
Pam

Eline said...

Hi, Tara. Happy Birthday!!!! Thanks for celebrating with us with your candy, I've added your candy to my sidebar.

40 is wonderfull. Me, I have turned 47 and I`m loving it.
Hope you enjoy the celebration.

My answer to your question must be cake =)
btw I`m already a follower. Your blog is fab.

Diamantin said...

I would say the one word that is the best thing about having a birthday is Family. I've linked the candy on my sidebar.

Hugs Anett

paperscissors said...

happy 40th birthday!!! the happiest thing about birthdays is being alive to celebrate another day on earth!http://longlivescissorsandpaper.blogspot.com/2010/01/sweet-candy.html

Olia said...

подарки!!!!
http://www.liveinternet.ru/users/olia_levchenko/post122795196/

Hannapanna said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you'll have a great day! Thanks for the chance to win this fabolous candy.

I have to say that meeting family and friends are the best thing of having a birthday.

I linked to your blog in my sidebar. Your blog are fabolous, so glad I found it! :)

Hugs from Sweden

li-bee-ti said...

Happy 40th B-Day! I agree with you about having a different angle about life at this age...
I wish you all the best, many happy years, full with joy, love, health and happiness.
If you'd asked my boys what b-day is all about, they would say:
P R E S E N T S! lots of them! LOL

I wish you'd have the lovelieast day!
and thanks a lot for the chance to win this yummmmmmmy candy!

Grenouille Greetings said...

Happy Birthday!!! My one word would be "LIVING". We should never worry about getting older because if we are not getting older it means we have stopped living! 40 is a breeze - my next biggy is 50 (less than 2 years away). Thank you for giving me the opportunity to win the candy which I shall post on my blog now. Warmest wishes, Lesley

Tany Sol said...

Happy Birthday!
Thank you so much for offering us all a chance to win your awesome candy!
I'm your follower and linked candy on my blog. I agree cake and money(for my scrap :)
Thanks!!!!!!!!!

Kreativmonster said...

Happy Birthday, Tara! I turned 45 in autumn, it is a great decade! For my birthday I cherrish CARDS from all my crafting friends...I linked your candy to my blog's sidebar.

Marion said...

Hi Tara, Have a wonderful birthday and enjoy your cake. Lots os it. I love receiving my cards and all the family popping around. I reached the big 60 this year and it doesn't feel any different. Thans for the chance at this super candy.
Marion

Pauline said...

The best thing about birthdays (especially big ones) is the excuse to drink champagne, eat cake, get lots of lovely pressies, and hopefully someone else to cook the dinner!! I'm 40 in June and that's all on my wishlist! Happy birthday!!
Pauline xx

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow, congrats on hitting the roaring naughty forties. Remember 40 is only the beginning of a life filled with fun! You are being seriously generous giving away such yummylicious candy and that for your own birthday. And of course I agree that CAKE is the single most important item to celebrate any birthday with. HAPPY HAPPY!
Hugs
Desire
PS: I have posted about your give-away over at Doing Life

Jessie said...

Happy birthday and St.Patrick's day Tara! My birthday word is cards :) Thanks for the chance to win :)

katka said...

One word that sums up birthday is for me the mass of friends that I get best wishes from. ;)

Shannah said...

Hi Tara! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! My one word would be FRIENDS - all those friends you don't get time to catch up with seem to come out of the woodwork on your birthday - so lovely!!
I hope you have a wonderful birthday and a FABULOUS CAKE!!!!
Shannah

Courtney said...

Hi Tara...Thanks for the chance at some yummy candy! The one word that sums up birthdays for me would have to be family!

ms_smily said...

My version for birthday is flowers as i like them very much:)
And my best wishes on yior anniversary
here is about your candy (left sidebar) http://ms-smily.livejournal.com/

majsan said...

I have to admitt, I LOVE the gifts..LOL. And I`m not embarreced to say it...
Now to you: (in Norwegian) gratulerer med dagen!!!
( Happy birthday to you)
Hugs from Norway majsan
Your candy is in my sidebar..

Jenny said...

I always associate Birthdays with CANDLES! Having 2 children, not a birthday goes by without candles on the cake!

I have become a follower & I've linked your Birthday Candy giveaway on my blog side bar.

I hope you have a wonderful Birthday!

Stressed Stamper said...

Life begins at 40..ummm I am past that,has it begun...Naaa,,but it is getting better..Have a great one - and great candy - link on side bar

Aina said...

First I want to wish you HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
The one word that sums up birthday is for me CARDS. I love to receive home-made cards! :) So far I just got them from my kids, but I love them.

Chris said...

Definitely CAKE!!!! LOL! Woohoo, the big 40, not that I believe it of course :) Such beautiful and generous blog candy T, someone is going to love receiving it and thinking of you when they open it. Of course I'm going to be late with your birthday card and I'm so sorry but it will be there soon. Big hugs to you sweetie and I'm off to add this to my blog. Chris xxx

Beckie said...

Have a wonderful day tomorrow. Hmmmm, one word to sum up a birthday....PARTY!!!!

Kjerstin said...

This is awesome!!! :D Hope yoy'll get a great day tomorrow! "Happy birthday to you!!"I like your date, 'cause allready the next day it's my turn :) Then it's my 33rd birthday ;)

Love yoyr crafting!! The word is spread...
Scrappy hug c",)

Lorraine said...

I hope you have a wonderful birthday tomorrow. The best thing about birthdays is pressies. I have spread the word.

Pauline C said...

Happy birthday Tara - hope you will have a fab day!! thanks so much for this scrummy candy offer :-) For me the best thig a bout birthdays is all the handmade cards from crafty buddies, but chocs come a close second lol!
hugs
Pauline x

Hege-Annie Simonsen said...

Hi! And Happy Birthday to you, tomorrow!! :) So kind of you to give away some candy, when it's you that should be receiving presents!!... :)
Thank you so much for the chance to win! :)

Birthday is for me FAMILY (+friends and cake! ;) )

Greetings from Tromsø, Norway.
Best wishes, Hege

Lenas kort said...

Happy birthday Tara :-) You are now linkt from my side bare :-) Have a nice day :-)

International Giveaways said...
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International Giveaways said...

*-- Not an entry --*

Just wanted to let you know that I listed your giveaway in my blog!

Here's the link:
http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com/2010/03/crafting-goodies-from-happily-ever.html

I hope it brings you more participants & followers. :)

Ronit
internationalgiveaways[at]gmail[dot]com
http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com

Eisbärin said...

Wow, the big 4-0... I am sure you'll be slipping into it full of grace, not like me, I'll be sliding on my bottom in a drunken titter or be dragged screaming and biting *lol*
Birthdays to me mean having my friends, family, loved ones around me, so if I need to boil it down to one word I'll go with "friends".

Hope you'll have a fantastic birthday and thanks for the chance of some yummy candy !

Sweepstake Lover said...

Birthday means gathering together with your family. And also to be remembered:) And gifts :D
Your candy is on my blog on the left: http://sweepstakelover.blogspot.com/

annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

Princess Danell said...

Happy Birthday! 40 is great, and it only gets better. Seriously!
Lovin' the CC mini decks. Aren't those just perfect for cards. And would love the glitter mist. I haven't tried it yet, but everyone raves about it.
Have a great day!

WildeDesigns said...

WoW! Great candy! Especially the glimmer mist! Very cool! You're linked to my blog at www.wildedesigns.blogspot.com!

The best thing about birthdays is presents!

paperpapier said...

great thing about birthday is getting presents....

Ginny said...

Happy Bday

Not that I get any, but PRESENTS is my answer :)

Blogged on sidebar http://momcontests.blogspot.com/

dannette said...

Well, A very Happy 40th. to you!! That's a big one!
The best part of a Birthday? Presents! Who doesn't love the presents? Hope you have a wonderful Birthday!!
Hugs, Dannette

Moni said...

Hi Tara, I remembered that I forgot to answer your question: PARTY! Sorry I commented again! Happy birthday again! Hugs,moni

Basteltriene said...

Happy birthday! Is a great Candy. Thanks!!!

Gisela

Helle said...
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Helle said...

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to Tara,
Happy Birthday to you !!!

Thank you for giving me the chance to win this candy..

And enjoy YOUR day today!
Birthdays-hug from Helle in Norway

jachelle said...

Happy birthday Tara! (Love your name btw - definitely special)

For me, the best part about birthdays is getting cards. If everyone would just send me cards, I would be more than satisfied.

& you're only as old as you feel. always remember that. Besides, I was looking at the pics of you on your sidebar and I must admit, you look young!

Pop around and check out my 'baby blog' sometime ('born' last week). http://creatingmemories4you.blogspot.com

Oh yeah, forgot to mention...thanks for the chance to win some yummy lookin' candy.

stephanie said...

Happy BIrthdat and remember age is just another number.

http://stephaniescraps.blogspot.com

Thanks for the give away.

Ewik21 said...

I linked your candy in my sidebar! and Happy Birthday to you!!Hugs Ewa