Monday, March 24, 2008

It's CANDY TIME

Thank you for coming here to see what I've been up to and giving your comments (which really make a girl feel good!)
I've got this brand new unopened stamp set from Stampin' UP! to give away to one lucky winner!
All you have to do is leave a comment here telling me what you are planning on doing with your check from Uncle Sam. We're going shopping for a new patio set and trampoline and probably putting the rest (if there's any left!!) in savings. Can't wait for that to come!

Get your comment in soon, I'll be picking a winner on THURSDAY at NOON (central).


75 comments:

Melissas said...

I don't think we are getting a check from Uncle this year, thanks to promotions for both of us at work. However, we are enjoying a week in Vegas next week for some fun! Thanks for sharing - I really do enjoy your blog :)

Anonymous said...

I think we're going to do some major landscaping in the backyard, John will buy some "guy-garage" stuff I'm sure, and I hope to get a few new stampng goodies!
Thanks for a great blog!
Amanda
stitchnaway@carolina.rr.cm

Anne Marie said...

Thanks for a great blog candy offering. I love looking at your work and getting inspired.

Shelby said...

No check from Uncle Sam here, since we're in Canada! But with my tax return I'll probably buy a teeeensy bit of stamping stuff ;) and then the rest will go to RRSPs and pay off student loans.

Tami said...

Blog Candy is so much fun! I think we might have to make a check out to Uncle Sam instead of getting one back this year. :( I will think the worst so I am happily surprised, that is my plan. :) However, looking forward to a Bahamas cruise this summer with my husband, which we have been promising each other ever since he came back from Iraq three years ago. Can't Wait!!!

Debra E said...

Unfortunately, I'm not getting anything from the IRS. But if I was...I'd either have to be responsible - pay bills - or put it toward a laptop computer.

Carrie said...

I used my check to pay off my student loan! :) This had been hanging over our heads for ten years, and we finally were able to pay it off. Now, I have more money each month for stamps!

Lyndsay said...

We'll probably owe money at tax time but I'm excited about the big economic stimulus check that'll come soon after! My husband and I will put that money towards out backyard. We bought a house last year and the back yard is plain old dirt. An extended patio, green grass and pretty flowers are definitely all part of the new backyard plan. Thanks for the entry and the chance to win the cute stamps!
Lyndsay

Linda F. said...

My check is going towards a down payment on one of these -->>http://www.jeep.com/en/2008/compass/
or one of these -->> or something similar for ME! I SO need a new car -- one that's easy to get in and out of and that can carry all my crop gear!

Cindy said...

My check will be going toward renting a van to take my family to see relatives in Maine. My grandchildren need to meet their 94 year old great, great grandmother!

Rachel said...

We are using it to start our Disney fund! :) Thanks for the chance.

Lisa Burns said...

Love your Blog Sara! I plan to pay off some purchases already made in anticipation of my refund and use the rest to buy something fun for our backyard for the summer! Let's hope I get a refund now :o) Thanks for the chance to win this awesome set!

Denise... said...

We're probably going to do something really boring like pay bills.

Pegg S said...

Oh a trampoline sounds like so much fun!! I will be spending some of it on Stamps and other craft supplies of course! ;) Maybe a new digital camera too! Thanks for the chance!

Jan Scholl said...

I will put it away for a rainy day. I neither need nor want any more stuff. Maybe it will go for the next dogs I adopt down the road. Last time we donated it to the food bank but they are already taken care of this year. I just donn't like shopping or spending anymore.

Debi said...

If I do get a check from Uncle Sam it will go into my savings for a rainy day. Right now I need to build my savings up more than I need to buy anything. Would love to buy something stamping wise but that will have to wait.

Anonymous said...

We don't get cheques from the IRS, being British. But if we did get a cheque back from our Inland Revenue, I'd get a set of nestabilities - can't decide which shape though!

Susan W

Becky said...

Love your new pic!
We got our refund already and hope we get that extra one! It's in the bank, though we did buy a new bathroom faucet! Woohoo.

mel said...

Not sure if we are getting a check, and if so how much. But, almost everything extra always go's to the bills!

GabrielaD said...

Well I am not getting a check from Uncle Sam...since I am Canadian. But with the money I am getting from our taxes we plan on fixing up the house a bit. Unfortunately its not much $$$ so we can't do much this year.

Anonymous said...

Im also from Canada. Im still waiting for my cheque in the mail.
I will probably end up buying a washer and dryer, since mine is over 22 years old. I will probably
have some money left, so i will buy scrapbook supplies. Thanks
for all the great cards and layouts.
Your baby is adorable!!!

debbrowne@rogers.com

L8ybug2 said...

We already got our check and spent it. The transmission went out on my (5 yr. old) car and that took care of it. Love your blog! Thanks for a chance at a new stamp set.
Rita

Heidi Abel said...

Since I am an addict of stamping...I will probably buy some new stamps and save the rest.
Thanks for the chance to win candy.
Heidi Abel aka stampvamp87

Wife2TJ said...

Well we already got our tax check back and we put it towards my new transmission. (yes right b/f tax time my transmission blew) and then some towards the cc. We should be getting that check they are starting to send out in May to everyone. We have no kids so we should be getting 1200 back and the whole thing is going towards the cc (and we'll still owe much more than that) don't you hate being an adult sometimes. lol! Maybe next years taxes we can use towards something fun!

Thanks so much for sharing wonderful blog candy with us! I hope you get to do something fun with your return!!! :-)

SueB said...

Ooh, thanx for the blog candy opp, Sara - I love this set!
We're depositing some into IRA accounts and paying off the credit cards - yahoo! Oh, to be debt free! Then, who knows?!
later, alligator!
- SueB

Deb said...

WOW 50,000 hits and great blog candy! As far as the check from Uncle Sam, I will be going to SLC for convention! WAHOOO!!!!

KAP said...

Save, save, save and maybe one day we can own a home in expensive California. Have been enjoying your blog for sometime. Thanks for a chance at some candy.

HeyHeyPaula said...

Great blog candy. We're putting any refund we get towards a trip with our son, daughter-in-law and granddaughters. My DIL just finished her masters degree so we're celebrating with a trip to Jamaica. Can't wait.

Anonymous said...

I don't think we'll be getting a check from Uncle Sam either but we are planning to help the economy - some new furniture for our living room is in store and maybe even a new kitchen floor if we can swing it! Thanks for your blog.

Kimberly
kimberly@greent.com

Nancy Riley said...

Hey Sara! Great blog candy! What you're doing with your money sounds WAY more fun that what we have planned, but we're just happy to be paying the bills right now while we wait for the Phoenix housing market to make a comeback.

Tracy said...

You are so generous! Thanks for the opportunity! I am from Canada as well...so...AND I don't think I am getting any return! SO booooooooo!!!

Roxanne M said...

Using the refund to buy another year of membership to the local pool. The kids really enjoy it.

Lisa Lin said...

We're taking our very first family vacation and going to Walt Disney World in April. We're all super excited!!!
Thanks for all the great projects you share on your blog!
Lisa

Sharolyn said...

Lets see..I have to send them a check for $1700 on 15 April...so then they will send us back $1200...so only $500 in the hole! Thaks for the chance to win some blog candy!

Julie (Joypup on SCS) said...

I am hoping to put some toward a building that we want to construct -- a workshop that will ultimately be used for crafting and stamping!

Vera Matson said...

Ironically, we're not getting a check either. DH had a banner year last year, but now he's unemployed again. Anyone you know hiring medical sales positions? : ) Thanks for the blog candy offer!

Nikki Bond said...

We were going to put it in savings but then my husband suggested that I have the lasik eye surgery i've been dreaming of for a few years now so of course I'm going to jump at the opportunity! No contacts or glasses...whooo hoooo! Thanks for the chance!!!! [{{SMILES}}]

catt871 said...

WOW!! I've always wanted that stamp set!!!! When I get my cheque, we are putting it away to pay for our trip to Vegas in Oct. for my DH's sisters wedding!! I WANT TO SHOP!!!! And, I've never been there, so it will be FUN to spend some money!!!! WHEEEEE!!!!

Anonymous said...

Huummm, I sure would like to take a trip out West...never been before. Will have to wait and see about both our work schedules. Fun to think about. I do see a few more stamp sets and some DS papers (lol). Love the blog candy..thanks for a chance at this stamp set (will be one less to buy)
Kathy Brown
kabstampup@yahoo.com

diane mcvey said...

We really haven't discussed it yet...I'll probably just put it in the checking account and use it for the regular things...groceries, bills, etc!

Tiffany said...

Wow, what am I going to do with it?? Well since this years check has already been spent.(we used it to pay off some things) Lets move forward to next years check. I am hoping to SAVE it!!

Anonymous said...

I will probably pay toward my daughter's out of state college tuition. I wish it were more exciting than that! I lkove this set but for some reason have not bought it! Why is that?Charlotte Cook

Lisa C. said...

We have already gotten the money from our refund and socked it into savings. We plan on getting the kids a nice new playset to be in the yard, since the one we have now is broken and busted..lol. We haven't told them yet, it will be a huge surprise. The only downside is that it will have to be down closer to the neighbors yard..but OH WELL, it is the flattest, most level spot we have in our yard.

Anonymous said...

I will be putting mine towards my next years vacation!! Aruba or bust! lol
Cindi
Cindih@verizon.net
:)

Stefanie A. said...

We haven't landscaped our new backyard yet so that's a given! I love your blog and fabulous creations. Thank you for sharing them with all of us!

Anonymous said...

Love your blog. This is my first attempt at winning a blog candy. We are planning a small vacation, not sure when or where, but having fun trying to decide.

Thanks
Inks4fun@cox.net

denise said...

We are hoping to break even. My husband is a cpa, tax accountant.... I know it isn't good news when he puts off doing the taxes. Love the one month picture. It is so beautiful....

Anonymous said...

Probably just put the money towards some bills!! Thanks so much for the chance at some blog candy though! I hope I win, I've been wanting that set!
Ilene B.

Anonymous said...

we'll be using it for our home. Thanks for the chance!

Karen

Anonymous said...

While I surely wish I could use my check to buy more card making, stamping and scrapping goodies...unfortunately I needed to use it pay my property taxes. When did life get so difficult?!?!?! What happened to the good old days of looking forward to that refund so that we could do fun things?!?!? Your blog rocks - thanks for the inspiration! Jen
scrapbookjen@rochester.rr.com

ladybug said...

I am putting it right into my baby fund! I just found out I am preggers so it will help me extend my maternity leave next year!!! YIPPPEE!

Anonymous said...

Hello Lisa, You have a great blog and I love the work that you make!
The blog candy looks fabulous....please send it to the Netherlands.......
Nice stamping greetings from Terry

Mollie said...

I think we are going to take the kids to Disneyland:o) The money is already burning a hole in my pocket! Hahahaha! We are definitely not saving it!

Anonymous said...

I don't get a cheque this year, so I guess i'll have to wait till next year.

Anonymous said...

No money back here!! But I am sure I find a few bucks for new stamps!! Cynthia

Michelle Ip said...

I would spend it on stampin up supplies!! ...if i was actually getting a check. i live in canada.

Michelle
ip-m@hotmail.com

Jaime said...

I will probably do the irresponsible thing...and spend it on card making supplies!!! they are just way too addicting! LOL especially Stampin up, I can't quit marking item after item of things I MUST have.

Maybe I should just become a Demonstrator??? LOL.. thanks!

Char in So Cal said...

Our checks from Uncle Sam go right into the bank account and gets mixed in with the every day money. That means the money will probably buy groceries or gas or pay some sort of bill somewhere. The tax return in never earmarked for something "special".

Thanks for the op to win the YUMMY blog candy!

Char in So Cal
scrampaddict@cox.net

jean said...

Great blog candy, I don't think
we'll be getting a check from
uncle Sam. And boy we need it
I was just let go from my job
that I had for 24 years. The
Doctor needed to let his help go
so we could join a big practice.
enjoying my early retirement.

Jean

Tandra said...

Oooh Id love to go to SU convention this year!! Its the big one! lol
Daughter would like a laptop, husband would like a vacation.....

thank for th echnce to win!

Anonymous said...

If you're talking income taxes, we have to pay this year. =( YUK! If you're talking about the money that gov't is giving us to boost the economy...hmmmm...I might just have to boost my SU business economy a little, if I can get DH to agree, LOL. Probably not....so, yeah.

It'll probably go into savings til' we can decide on the best use. We've wanted a video camera forever, so maybe part on that?

Crystal (SCS happy2stamp4ever)

Toystory said...

I would love to do something special, but ours won't be one of the larger checks, since our boys are grown and out on their own. We have 2 trees which are both dead and huge and too close to the house to drop, likely we will use it to take them down. If we are lucky it will pay for that!

Anonymous said...

My husband and I are saving for a house. We will put the check in the savings account. :)

Sarah

Dorothy said...

We'll put 1/2 in savings (which has dwindles to almost nothing since buying my hubby a car last month) and use the other half towards re-modeling the master bath -hopefully in 2008. Thanks for the chance to win a great stamp set!
Thanks
Dorothy

Marie said...

I wish I could say that I'm blowing it all at the local scrapbooking store or on something cool like the MM Slice but I won't be!

I'm not getting any back but I haven't paid any for a while either so I guess that's a good thing! Hubby might get something back but that will be banked and added to the day to day spending pot.

Thanks for the chance at the candy!

Anonymous said...

A trampoline sounds like great fun!!
A couple years back DH needed a new truck--instead of taking out a loan we pulled from savings (ours and our kids) and we need to pay back the remainder to the kids accounts!!
So, not much fun but such a relief to get their saving back to where it belongs!
Nicole Bailey
nmbailey5@verizon.net

Happy day! :)

CAKVD said...

I NEED that stamp set!! I've been looking everywhere for something to compliment my fall apple picking photos for my scrapbook and this would be perfect! We are going to divide up the check and have a little fun money for once!! That means "crafting supplies" for me!! Thanks!
Cheryl KVD

gracie schupp said...

With the high cost of gas these days, my check will go to pay the additional costs to drive to the outer banks for my sons, grandkids, and hubby and myself.
Also grannie me) needs new inkpads, paper and stamps.
Love your blog; keep on posting!

grannie gracie
schupp25@roadrunner.com

Becky said...

I'm not sure! I think we'll put it into savings for the kids' college fund! I wonder what the chances are that I can use it towards my stamping fund...! kee kee

MJ said...

Hmm, nothing like a few extra bucks to spend. We will probably buy a new hand held gps so I can take my son geo cashing. It looks kind of fun. Thanks for the chance to win, I look at this set often but always have others before it, lol.

Krisstee said...

I don't have an Uncle Sam. Not sure what we call him here in Canada. I can think of a few words.......LOL.
Our refund will be spent for sure.......on what? I do not have a plan. I am sure that some of it will go into my craft room. *wink*

Tammy M said...

Not much exciting here. Definitely need to reshingle the roof this year so we don't end up with a water bed ;-0 The rest will go for the LP bills, etc. Not complaining though, that will help a ton.

Still looking forward to getting a chance to meet you.

Tammy M

dasimonds said...

With the price of fuel going up
and up.....
We are going to use our check
from Uncle Sam to pre-buy our
fuel oil for next year.
Thanks for a chance to WIN your
Blog candy.
*That stamp set is wonderful...

dasimonds said...

With the price of fuel going up and up...
We are going to use our check
from Uncle Sam to pre-buy our fuel
oil for next winter.

*Thanks for the chance to WIN your
Blog candy.

LettyLian said...

I'm planning on getting new carpet :) I have this terrible stained carpet that has been here since we bought the place. So it's time :) Thanks for a chance to win this! Letty