Thursday, April 29, 2010

NEW RELEASE COMING SOON!!!


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THE BLOG CANDY IS NOW CLOSED - THANKS SO MUCH!!!


Walking On Sunshine Release by Elisabeth Bell
For SCACD Stamp Co.

April 30th Release!!!



***Blog Candy Information Below***


The Happiest of April Everyone!!!

Are you all walking on Sunshine? If not you soon will be :o)

This soon to be released collection is designed by the Fabulous talents of Elisabeth Bell for SCACD Stamp Co. I would say I think but I know this Sampler Edition #4 which I lovingly refer to as Walking On Sunshine recalls childhood memories or will take you back to moments watching your own child grow. Elisabeth has once again sparked her beautiful artistry to come up with these images sure to warm the heart!!! If you want hints think of day dreaming as a child, the wonder of colors and someone trying to grow up before they are ready to name a few :o) So mark your calendars for April 30th when the stamps will be available for purchase.

Don’t forget to join the DT (led by the Fab Suzanne Dean) who will be doing a Blog Hop on the 130th to show case the stamps :o) along with our wonderful Guest Designers Susana Boyd and Jacquie Heffner.

Walking on Sunshine - BLOG CANDY
Starts April 25th

So I wanted to take a different spin on the Blog Candy :o) I didn’t want just one winner I want to better those odds!!! So since “Just Because” makes me happy and I heart Blog Candy this Candy is BEYOND YUMMY!!!

4 Prizes for 4 People:

*One person will win one sheet of the Elisabeth Bell for SCACD Sampler #1
*One person will win one sheet of the Elisabeth Bell for SCACD Sampler #2
*One person will win one sheet of the Elisabeth Bell for SCACD Sampler #3
*One person will win one sheet of the Elisabeth Bell for SCACD Sampler #4


How Can You Enter?
I think I am going to faint how’s that for Blog Candy fun??? So now I got to keep topping myself LOL. Now to enter all you need to do is leave an answer the following question by April 29th at 10:30 pm EST and leave your answer on this post ONLY (please one entry per person):

***What is your favorite childhood memory?***

There also will be Teeny Peeks of the stamps starting the 25th.



PEEK #1



PEEK #2


PEEK #3



PEEK #4


PEEK #5

The winner being announced on the 29th at 11pm EST so you can go and purchase in peace on the 30th!!!

So I hope you are excited :o)
Thanks as Always for your wonderful kindness, support and Friendships :o)
Hearts and Hugs
Susana

211 comments:

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Jenny said...

My favorite childhood memory is when my dad took me and my siblings to the zoo. He always new so much about the animals which made it even more interesting. Thanks so much for the chance to win! I adore Elizabeth Bell stamps!!!

scalder said...

Susana, although childhood is a long time ago my favorite memory is still vivid. I must have been about 5 years old and I remember coming downstairs on Christmas morning all excited about opening presents. There on the couch stood a large doll. She was so big that at first she scared me. She was a walking doll. She was a treasured toy and in fact I still have her. When I moved away to University, my nieces played with her and broke her leg. Nearby there was a doll clinic and my mom brought her there and had her replaced. She still has the original shoes and a dress that my mom made for her that matched one she made for me. We didn't get a lot of presents when I was a kid, but that doll was sure special to me:) Hoping some "dolls" are in the reveal:)

jan farnworth said...

my favorite childhood memory is climbing in this big huge tree in my backyard and just hanging out on the branches with my siblings. Lazy summer days spent in the tree. thanks for the chance to win.

Mae said...

I love the theme...It just reminds me of laying on the lawn with my BFF Michelle & creating animals out of the clouds. We did this so often. Those big fluffy clouds against a beautiful blue background. Love it!

Peggy said...

Wonderful blog candy!!
Ok...looks like I am first here....
I have several favorite childhood memories but at the top of the list was when we lived in upper state NY,one winter my dad ran the water hose out into the yard and it froze. We had our own personal skating rink all winter!

Tertia said...

My favourite childhood memory is of holidays spent with family. My dad never told us when and if we were going on holiday, He would just come home from work, tell us: 'Pack, we are leaving tomorrow morning" Such excitement. Today I know that my mom and dad must have had these holidays planned for months, but left it as a surprise for us.

RaiderSoonerMom said...

Wow! What wonderful blog candy! My favorite childhood memory is playing football on the football field of the school that was only a block from my house. I was and still am a football fanatic! LOL! I could out kick any boy within a 30 mile radius. Needless to say with the football field a block away I was practicing all the time. We were playing tackle football and some of the college boys that lived in our neighborhood came up to play with us. I was the running back and was carrying the ball when the college boys tackled me and I was cleated in the head. I had a concussion and the doctor wouldn't let me play football for a month. I was so upset but yet so proud of my concussion! LOL!
Hugs!
Lisa
muffy74sf@aol.com

Julye said...

I have lots of special memories but one of the fondest is when our german shepherd had puppies. Sheba was more than a dog she was our best friend and we always had someone to play with, in fact if we weren't allowed out to play our friends would then ask if Sheba and later Topsy one of the pups we kept were allowed out to play instead.

I remember one morning it had snowed and mum had made a sanctury for Sheba and her pups in the utility room s it had an outside door as well as inside, and we weren't allowed in from the inside just the outside. I must have been about 6 or 7 and the puppies were probably about 6 weeks old so quite active. Mum had a pen to keep them in and draughts out but that Sheba could easily get in and out. This particular morning I was allowed to take out one of the big bowls of porridge for their breakfast well it looked like porridge as I remember anyway. I sat the bowl on the floor in the snow whilst I opened the door. I was calling to Sheba as I did and I could hear the puppies squeaks and yaps. I opened the door and bent down to pick up the bowl only to have 7 little puppies run out. I yelled and mum came out. It seemed to take ages catching the puppies as they ran around the drive and garden in the snow. We laughed so much my younger sister and I. Sheba just stood there and watched. We got 6 and wer e having trouble with the 7th , the smallest Topsy as she was the first to have her ears stand up. Sheba walked up to her , nudged her and she ran back to the utility room. Non of the pups ever got over the pen wall again , it was no higher. I often wonder whether Sheba had helped them out.
We had great fun cuddling them whilst we dried them off from the snow. It was very sad when they had to be sold as they were all such fun characters and left us with such fond memories. We kept Topsy and had 2 friends to play with all the time.
Thanks for asking such a thought provoking question Julye

Candy said...

Hi Susana,,
Well childhood was a very long time ago for me too, but I can still recall my favourite memory. It was Christmas and I was 13. The night before Christmas my Aunt and Uncle came to spend the night and I gave up my room for them to sleep in. In the morning the family were all opening gifts. ( We didn't get many in those days ) I noticed my brother was opening a few and I had nothing yet but my stocking which we saved to open last. I kept thinking with the extra people at the house, my couple of gifts must have been at the back of the tree. But still everyone else was opening things but me. Then my aunt said, Candy! I forgot my slippers in your bedroom, would you mind getting them for me? I went into my room and couldn't believe my eyes!! My room had been completely decortated. The walls were painted soft pink - I had a new bed and a make-up table with a beautiful skirt around it with a little stool. My dresser had been painted white. I had new curtains on the window made of the same fabric as the skirt of the table and a wonderful bedspread. It was so beautiful and such a huge surprise to me!!! My parents and Aunt and Uncle had stayed up all night, painting, sewing and putting the room altogether for me. I will never forget it. I believe it was the most heart warming and thougtful gift I have ever received.
Thank you for the oportunity to win such awesome prises :o)
Love, Candy

TAS said...

One of my favorite childhood memories was my Mom and Dad taking me to the movie theater to see Ben Hur on my eighth birthday. This was special because it was my first time to go to a real movie theater and even better, it was just me and them as no other siblings were allowed to join us. Made me feel very special that day.

Nina Therese said...

Love your blog and the candy. :0)
One of my favourite childhood memories is when my grandfather came home from his fishingtrip. My grandmother and I were waiting at home, standing in the window, looking for him coming in with his little boat. When we saw him, I was alowed to go down to meet him, and he always alowed me to sit in his wodden wheelbarrow, on top of his fishing gear. I still love the smell of the sea and the sound of seagulls bring me back to those days. :0)

kathr said...

Wow hard question to answer1 my whole childhood is my favourite memory, being able to run free and enjoy everything around you without being restricted like the kids of today are.. tahnks for the chance to win you fab blog candy...hugs kath...

Nancy said...

I can hardly wait to see the new collection! Thanks for a chance to win. My favorite memory would be going to Grandma's farm and we would play for hours out in the pasture following the cow paths, We would build forts and climb trees and we had a rope up in one tree that we could swing across this big ditch. So much fun good memories.
Thanks,
Nancy

Sonya said...

:() what fabulous blog candy, now am I lucky enough to win? Here is to you and me kid. I have so many wonderful memories, which I've been recalling often over the past year since my mother's unexpected passing. I would have to say that my favorite though is the memory of when I was 2 -3 years old and maybe because it is my only memory from that early. We lived in a very old farm house on the grounds where my daddy worked. Every evening daddy would pick me up and take me and mommy would come with us and we would all go to the old fire mantal and wind the old black clock sitting on it. I love that clock and which my daddy still has today. What happy memories are those from childhood when cares were not our but those of others!

Susan said...

my favorite childhood memory is when I was about 4 and we were playing hidenseek in the house with my dad and mom. and I can recall daddy helping me in to the top of the closet to hide.

Michelle said...

My favorite childhood memory would have to be of the one Christmas when my mom and dad hired a Santa to come to their annual Christmas Eve party. My sister and I thought we were the luckiest kids on earth to have Santa at their party!
Thanks for the chance at the excellent blog candy!

Anonymous said...

Marlene said: My favorite childhood memory was the day I finished school and received my first bicycle. I was so excited to learn to ride and wasn't long riding all over the neighbourhood. kileymarlene@hotmail.com

Deb said...

Can't wait to see the new collection! My favorite childhood memory is periodically going to a local amusement park with my sisters and parents. My dad would be the tough guy and take us on the rides when we were still too little. He is gone now, so it is fun remembering the good times.

Deb H.

Louise said...

My favorite childhood memory is when i got my very own first petal bike. It had a basket, fringes and a bell. I would attach cards with clothes pins on the spokes so when the tires would turn it would create a cool sound. Thanks for the chance to win, I love Elizabeth Bells stamps.

Erica said...

My favorite childhood memory is having my birthday parties at the home I grew up in. I always got to invite all my friends and my parents always made it a special occasion.

Shelly Schmidt said...

I grew up in a family with 7 kids and we lived on a river-we had boats-so in the summer we would pile the family into the station wagon and go on Camping Vacations- and the boat would come along too. When I was 13, we went to the Smokey Mountain CAmping Resort in the Rocky Mountains- we had boating, horseback riding, hiking, campfires with marshmallows and singing.....fishing, swimming-you name it. Family time is the best time ever- we survived without cell phones too...LOL Thanks for a chance to win your fantastic Blog candy!

Alex said...

Susana- you bring us the BEST stuff~~ Thank you, thank you!!!
My favorite memories involve my Dad. Probably because I miss him. I have many good ones, but I think my favorite is taking leatherworking classes with him. I was only 8, but he cut down a swivel knife to fit my hand and I got to learn and share his hobby. It was also time I got him completely to myself. With 6 kids and working long hours, this almost never happened so it was super special.

jennifer said...

my favorite childhood memory would have to be the summer I spent at my grandparents. Lots of farm animals to work with, not having to put up with my brothers. It was a real treat to have had that time with them.

Helen said...

My favorite childhood memory is snapping beans in the backyard with my mother and grandmother at my grandmother's house. My grandmother had a huge garden that filled almost a city lot.

Barb F said...

I just can hardley wait to see these new stamps!!! I am also looking forward to the blog hop. It's been some time since I was able to go on one and they are so much fun! Hugs, Barb F

CraftinGranny said...

My favorite memory would have to be of going to the lake fishing with my grandpa. What a beautiful, quiet, peaceful lake it was on that lazy summer day. Then after that "big catch", home to help clean the fish (I only liked to pop the gills though) and help grandma prepare a wonderful meal. Time spent with them are my favorite memories. I learned so much from them!
Thanks for the chance to win one of Elizabeth's fabulous Samplers!
"Hugs" Granny

Anonymous said...

My favorite child hood memory is
of my grandmother useing a treddle
sewing machine and makeing me this
beautiful dress out of a flour
sack. For you who do not know that
is the way a lonnnnnnngggggg, time
ago that it came. I still think it
was the most beautiful dress I ever
owned. I was so blessed.

Shirley B.

BJ said...

My Favorite memory would be just when we getting the age to question Santa? So this christmas we(my brother & I)were in our beds waiting for Santa. We had a fireplace that had one of those big brass covers that attached to the front of the fireplac. So of course it had to be off so Santa could get in. My Dad worked 2nd shift so we didn't think he was home. Any way while my parents were putting gifts under the tree one of them knocked into the brass cover. Well, that's all it took for us to come running down stairs to catch Santa. My Parents had dove into their bed shoes and all. Because of course we went running into their room. So Santa stayed alive for a few more years for us.

Gloria Westerman said...

My favorite childhood .....with 5 brother and me the only girl....I got to do more boys stuff than girls....but one summer our dad gave us a hammer and some nails....with a big stack of old lumber....he was in construction.....two of my brothers and I build our own fort.....treehouse.....with trap door and windows....during the course of the buiding...dad went out and got us carpet squares for the floor, he said it needed it...we all had so much fun.....thank you for the chance to win one of Eliazbeths samplers...

Sandie said...

My favourite childhood memory is when I sat for hours on the wall outside my house waiting for my dad to come home from work just so that I could show him that I'd learned to ride my bicycle.

Of course he didn't disappoint when it came to the praise and telling me I was just brilliant, lol.

kimsparks636 said...

My favorite childhood memory is my first train trip alone. I was 13 and going to visit my Grandparents. I went from California to Iowa which is a 2 1/2 day trip. Boy did I feel grown up. It turned out to be the last time I would see my Grandpa, so it will always be a very special memory!!

creativearts said...

Although most of my childhood memories are forgotten, I remember when my father (he worked as a welder and traveled from one job to another)took me with him to stay with this fammily he was friends with in Tenn. I was around 12 years old and the one vivid thing that happened while I was there was my ride in a small airplane. I was from the country and that was amazing!

Diane said...

My favorite childhood memory...
I guess it would have to be playing kickball with my brother and sister and the neighborhood kids all the time. After the games we would get ice cream cones from mom complete with jimmies.

Deb said...

very excited, can't wait to see these stamps, my favourite childhood memory is having family days out with picnics by the seaside and building sandcastles in the sand all day long!
hugs Debx

ShirleyTACS said...

My favorite childhood memory: We put on a circus in the back yard. Other kids and neighbors paid 10 cents to come, we sold Kool-ade and popcorn, and we donated it to a local charity. We got a news item in the paper for our donation of $12.60 (That was 1954 and seemed like alot of money). Not only that, my mother took pictures and I've been able to scrapbook it.

scrappy girl said...

My favorite childhood memory is making mudpies with my brother and sister in our play yard. We would pretend we had our own restaurant and was making all kinds of goodies. Sometimes mom would give us pullet eggs to mix in with the mud and we would put the patties on a big barrel and let them bake in the sun. We would be out there until mom would tell us to come in and get cleaned up, sometimes until the sun was almost down. What fun! Thanks for reminding me.

sweetsnowangel said...

Wow, great blog candy and a hard questions..I had a great childhood as an only child with a single mom, who is also my best friend to this day. I have to say my best memories (as it happened many times) was when we would go for long rides and I would read while Mom drove. We would discuss and talk and it was great sharing that way!

Thank you so much for the candy chance!
Danielle
danitetreault@msn.com

Craftypagan said...

Oooo I can't wait to see the new images! Very exciting! My favourite childhood memory is a recurring thing of spending lots of time with my Nana-and of trips we took to the seaside-she was like a mother to me so I hold all those memories very dear.

Maria Therese said...

My favourite Childhood memory is meeting my best friend! We were 4 years old and meet in a snowball fight, and we're still best friends

deedoodle said...

My favorite childhood memory is, at the age of 4 years old, I had to have my tonsils removed. My dad worked a lot. Seemed like we never seen him. When I woke up, my daddy was there! He brought me a Tumblelina doll. My daddy was actually there for me and most shockingly he had even brought me a doll. I sure miss my dad so nice to have memories. Thank you for the opportunity if anything to reflect back so many years and enjoy a memory.

ljurecek said...

Oh, it's so hard to pick one. Looking back it all seems so easy and fun! But I definitely am fond of those quiet moments in my childhood where I could sit down with a good book and read until just a few minutes before Mom got home. Then, it was a frantic rush to get all those chores down that we had the whole day to do! I still try to replicate those moments any time I can (except now I don't have to worry about Mom coming home).

Donalda said...

Oh can't wait to see the release!!!
My favorite childhood memory???
I would have to say my most favorite memory is having get togethers with the whole family, aunts, uncles, cousins and just having good old fun. I would love to have my family back with me so I do cherish those memories. Hugs

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

One of my favorite childhood memories is being able to ride our bicycles all over the place as long as it was with my girlfriend Laura. We lived back-in-the-day when you weren't as scared to allow that, and also way out in the country. Oh what freedom! Wouldn't dream of allowing that now-a-days! And even when my children were growing up - it wasn't just that it was in the "city" it was becoming scarier times.

Ann said...

My favorite childhood memory is playing Barbie dolls under the big oak tree in front of our home. We would spread out a blanket and play for hours....

beadz said...

My childhood was very blessed - so it's hard to pick out just one specific memory. I loved going to my great-grandmother's house - and all of the things we would do together - We baked cookies, she taught me to sew, we would color. My sister and I always loved going to Mimi's house.
hugs,
Gini

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

I probably have two. We had been living in a mobile home for five years and when my parents built a new house for us, they told us that we probably wouldn't get much for Christmas that year. I remember it as being one of the best Christmas's we had ever had.

The other memory was when a road crew was working on the road in front of our house turning it from a gravel road into a wonderful blacktopped surface. One of the crew had his own little single engine plane and for somehow our family had become friends with him. He asked my family if he could fly me to the airport a few miles away for breakfast one morning -- and he let me "steer" the plane for a short time. What an experience for a 12 year old.

Jan said...

I grew up in the city and while I loved that, my Grandpa and Grandma had a ranch. Every summer we would visit. I have many sweet memories of life (or summers spent with them) but what is ingrained in my memory is driving down the gravel, winding country road leading to their place. We would roll the windows down and you could smell the sweet hay fields and hear the bawling of the baby calves. I was so excited ...it seemed to take forever till we got to "grandma's". I can still hear the way the gravel sounded underneath our car tires as we drove up to their place!

GobeaGirl said...

Wow, what a fun release. I too have alot of wonderful childhoom memories, but I would have to say that the one that tops the list is every Sunday after church we would go on a drive with our parents. My sister and I would take our baby dolls and sit in the back seat like we were their parents and play dolls and mommies all the way. It was just the best time being all together. Thanks so making that wonderful memory come into my thoughts today. Hugs, Lisa G

Afitmom4Life said...

My favorite childhood memory is when the whole family would go to Lakes of the North in Michigan. We would get cabin and go fishing, swimming, boating and campfires. We would get in our cars to travel higher up in Michigan and go to Mackinaw island. I miss that place it is so beautiful. THere is no cars on the island you get around by foot or bike even horseback. I wish I still lived in Michigan to take my children.

Have a blessed weekend.
Thank you for the chance to win the blog candy.

Lisa V.
fitmom1@cox.net

StacyC said...

Can't wait to see the new set... My favorite childhood memory is when I would spend time with my Grammy, helping her cook and do laundry. She had the old washing machine with the wringer thingy... Great times... Thanks for the chance at winning a great prize package...

chriswooten57 said...

My favorite childhood memory was each summer my dad would take one week off work and take us girls all camping. We would roast hotdogs on the campfire. We stayed up as late as we wanted and sleep in, lol.

I started the same thing with my kids and now they take their children and grandma goes with them each summer. This is memories all generations to come will have.

Thanks for the chance to win. I shop with you and love the glass effects and pearl pens

chriswooten57
mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com

Hilde Larsen aka. Tindaloo said...

Fabulous blog candy susana!!! My favourite childhood memory would be the time that I was around 6 years old and my brother Stein was born. He was my own living doll! And when my mum brought him home from the hospital I was in heaven :) From then on I was like a mini-mum, and the clearest recollection I have is sitting on the veranda singing to him, and the sun was shining ~ happy days :) I even thought diaper change was fun *lol*

Merry S. said...

My favorite childhood memory is playing baseball with my whole family in a lot next to our house. Our family is very large, so I have very few of all of us being together at once. But this I remember the most because there are 10 of us kids and my Mom and Dad (so are team was quite large). It was just so fun (me being the youngest) having my family together and playing as a team. I look back and just remember the laughter and fun of it all. Thanks for asking this question, it really brought back wonderful memories.

racinggrandma61 said...

My hubby and I were just talking about these things yesterday. One of my favorite memories is going camping with my Mom and Dad. We would go up to Warm Springs, ID, for our family reunion and all of the Aunts and Uncles and cousins would be there and we would hike up to where the river forked and get in our tubes and float down the river and if we were real lucky Uncle Bill would take a bunch of us up to Island Park and we would float down the big river and hit all of the rapids. It would take us hours to float the rivers and we could see to the bottom of the rivers and watch all of the clouds float by. I really miss those wonderful people and those lazy days of summer.

DeLisa said...

My favorite childhood memory was just being a kid around the neighborhood. My neighborhood was on a pennisula, and we had a lot of water and the woods. We would go to the beach and "cook" sand mud pies and go around different places and catch minnows. In the summer we would chase fireflies and hold them in old mayo jars with holes punched in the lid. I miss just not caring and getting dirty.

alienanessa said...

Wowy Susana!! Talk about completely spoiling us with thoughts of that blog candy!! Thank you so much for the chance! =)

I had a pretty dysfunctional childhood, not unlike millions of people, and spent many years thinking I wasn't worth much. But, one day when I was about 9, my cousin took me to her BFF Jodi's house to meet her new baby. Jodi and I had initially met when she was 7 months pregnant and apparently she was rather taken with my name. When I met her baby, Jodi introduced her as "Nessa," and said that she will ensure that there will always be a girl out there who thinks of me. I couldn't believe it, it was so heart-wrenching! And obviously I haven't forgotten! ~~Anessa

Gina said...

Eating cherries on the steps of the laundrette and seeing how far I could spit the stones!!! I was only about 4 years old at the time!

Elaine M said...

the ladies of my grandmother's church met once a week to work on quilts which were sold and the money went to support the Missionaries in foreign countries. She would place me at a corner with needle and thread and I would "quilt" right along with the grownups - I wasn't old enough to go to school but felt so grown up getting to be in on all the ladies' stories and priviledged to help the missionaries. It wasn't until I was in high school that I found out that grandmother would later remove all my stitches and replace them with her own. It was a lovingly safe time to live.

Mary said...

My favorite childhood memory would have to be when we would have family bbq's and I'd get a chance to spend time with all my cousins.

Dragonlady said...

Hi there

What fantastic candy. One of my earliest and fondest childhood memories is when I was about three and we used to live in a farmhouse - although my Dad wasn't a farmer - we rented it from him. Anyway I remember walking through the fields with the farmer and his sheep dog. Whenever I remembe this it makes me feel all warm and contented inside.

Fingers crossed.

Hugs Ali x

Dorothy E said...

My favorite childhood memory was when I got a whole box of paper ends and pieces from a print shop! Thought I must have died and gone to heaven!!! And here some "several" years later. I still love paper of all colors and kinds!!!

craft_princess said...

EECK!! How exciting!! Lets see...my fav childhood memory?? I would say when my dad taught me how to ride my bike...I was VERY VERY young and we were having so much fun I wanted to ride my bike with him ALL the way around the block which is 4 miles!!!! I asked him the other day how old I was and he said only about 3!! I still love riding bikes today!! :)
Thanks for a chance to win some candy!

Tana said...

Hi Susana!
I have many wonderful childhood memories but many of my favorites were at my grandma's house at Christmas time. She always had a live tree and it was always the same type of tree. Don't know what species of tree it was but it's the kind that reminds you of Charlie Brown's Christmas tree! LOL! It was always decorated the same way and had the silver "icicles" on it. I just loved Grandma's Christmas tree! And she would always get me a box of chocolate covered cherries for Christmas along with whatever other present she gave me. She never forgot the chocolate covered cherries. I'd eat them until I was sick! Ah, good times!

Thanks for the chance to win!
Tana

Sarah said...

My favourite childhood memory is the long summer days in the school holidays, with the sun blazing down (don't forget i'm in the UK here! lol), the day lasting forever, playing in my mums garden, all the flowers in bloom, the beds all neatly pruned, the smell of the blossoms, freshly mown lawns and trees wafting throught he air and then mingling with Mum baking in the kitchen. The sound of kids playing and laughing close by in the park, the bees humming around and the butterflies gently fluttering around. I just loved being a child, not a care, nothing to worry about and being so loved. Sorry it's so long, but it sure made me smile again.

SueB said...

Geez, I've a gazillion happy childhood memories ... so the one I'll pick today is of me and my 2 sibs (at the time) riding in the back seat of my folkes' car, while my Mom drove along a windy road. We'd stand (before seat belts, mind you!) in the back and hold onto the "rope" that strung along the back of the front bench seat and "wheeee" at every bend! I'm showing my age today, LOL!

Kay Carley said...

I am really lucky as I have great parents. I actually have two very strong childhood memories - one for each parent! My first is of my Mum as when I was very young (pre school) every afternoon she would sit on the settee with her arm around me and read me a story from my favourite book until I fell asleep. My other memory from when I was a little older is of looking forward to my Dad coming home from work as every evening straight after dinner (before I had to go to bed) he would come outside and play with me even though he was tired from doing manual work all day. Both of these memories are very precious to me as I now realise how lucky I was as a child to have such wonderful parents.

On a totally different note - I can't tell you how much I am looking forward to seeing this latest release by Elisabeth Bell - she is one very talented lady!

Diane said...

One of favorite childhood memories is playing out in the backyard in the sandbox with my cousins, especially when mom let us have some water. We would make the best mud cakes and pies ever. It would occupy us all afternoon!!!
Thanks for taking me back to the good ol' days!! I would love to win your Blog Candy!! One can never have too many stamps!!!

Nora Carpenter said...

My favorite childhood memory was taking my dolls and my dog named Scooter outside. I would set up a pretend house out in my Mom's flower garden and would serve tea and dress them up. Your stamps remind me, oh so, the many happy times of 50 years ago. Today my 3 yr old grandaughter now plays with that same doll - it's now her turn to have these memories.

Michelle said...

My favorite childhood memory is when I was a little girl and I was in the hospital. My dad told me someone was waiting to see me. He went out and brought in the biggest snoopy dog stuffed animal. It was the size of me! What makes it special was that later I found out that he went all over town trying to find that snoopy stuffed animal just for me. I showed me how much he loved me.

kathykz said...

My favorite childhood memory was when my mom worked nights my dad would make us a special banana split. Both my parents have passed away now but I still remember how that used to make us all smile.

Barbara said...

I have so many wonderful childhood memories I can't pick just one. One was when I was about 4 or 5 and was the flower girl in a wedding. I loved my beautiful pink, "fluffy" dress. And, I loved dropping the flower petals on my way down the aisle.

Jacilynn said...

My grandparents lived next door. Every day after school, I would get home and go straight to my grandparents house. I would spend all afternoon with my grandpa, feeding his animals and working on projects with him. He was my best friend and my grandma was the best cook in the world. I often didn't return home until late at night. My grandparents made me feel like I was the most important person in the world, each and every day.

MKP said...

My memory concerns getting a NEW bicycle. My friends and I would ride our bicycles all over the place so I used it every day. One day when I went to get my bicycle to go take off, it was gone. My mom and dad told me I must have left it out and I new I didn't. There were positive that I should have put it away and I was equally postitive that I had. SURPRISE this was right around my Christmas and on Christmas morning, I found a new shiny bicycle. I had put my old one a way, my mom and dad had snuck it out to trade it in on my new one.

Cathy F said...

Susana, thanks for a chance to win. It was a very long time ago, but I remember a Christmas when I got a bike with training wheels and a basket. Everytime I smell pine and oranges reminds me of that time and how happy we were.

Jana Weaver said...

One of my favorite childhood memories is going fishing with my dad. I learned to fish when I was 5, and we continued going fishing every year all the way through high school (even skipped school together once to go fishing!!) can't wait to see all the cute new stamps!

*SHeRRy B* said...

My favorite childhood memory is being on summer vacaqtion with nothing to do, but play outside all day long.

Debbi said...

Lots of great memories, but one of my favorites is waking up Christmas morning to find a doll house that my big brother made for me (he was in Tech School learning carpentry at the time). I played with that for hours!

Heidi said...

My father was a traveling salesman and we used to vacation in Puerto Rico every summer. My favorite memories of that were learning how to order room service while my parents were out, watching Spanish cartoons and meeting Bobby Vinton and being a part of his singing entertainment show when he asked me to stand up in the spotlight and talk with me. The next few days at the hotel were wonderful when everyone recognized me as that little girl. I had my 15 minutes of fame!

leenda said...

Spending a week during the summers w/my grandparents. It was too special to have them all to myself!!

Lesley said...

Thanks for the great opportunity to win.

My favourite childhood memory would be when we went to the beach, but it ended up raining. How was that a *good* memory? Instead of making sandcastles and paddling in the ocean, we got fish & chips from the chip van and ate them in the car. The windows all fogged up and the whole place smelled all vinegary and yummy...

Ronda said...

I think my favorite childhood memory is going camping with my best friend and the girl scouts. We took the younger girl scouts looking for bugs and told them that we were having bug pudding for dessert. So much fun!!!

justliketink said...

My mom was a single parent with 2 girls. But, no. Matter what we went on some kind of vacation...whether we just went to the beach, fishing or a picnic she made such a big deal out of it we always felt like we'd gone somewhere far away and exotic...I loved our mini vacations

Jamie said...

Great candy!! Well I would have to say my favourite childhood memories.. Would have to be Christmas time up until I was about 10 years old or so, that was the only time of the year that my whole mothers side of the family got togeather.I miss it and still wish we all did that for my kids:o(

Aussie Loz said...

Playing in the sandpit at my Grandmothers with my younger sister, whenever my Grandma would go get some wood in the wheel-barrow she always danced and sang... I miss her and can still see her and the barrow dancing in the yard!!
Thanks for the lovely chance to win xx

Julie said...

Going for long walks with my brothers, sister and friends. We would set off with a packed lunch of jam sandwiches and orange squash. Our adventures took us to the woods to make rope swings from the trees, frog spawning in the small streams on the local moss areas and days in the sun on the beach. Oh happy days/
Thanks for the chance to enter!
Hugs
Julie

Cheryl O said...

One of my favorite childhood memories was the first time we went to Disneyland when it first opened. What a magical place it was, and kids could actually drive cars there!! I got my Mickey Mouse ears, just like the Mouseketeers on TV, and I was so proud!! It really was the greatest place on earth to me.....

SannaS said...

My favorite childhood memory is going swimming to a relative's cabin. It's the most gorgeous place and I was just learning to swim. What made the day special that my whole family was there. My sister is quite older that me so it was a treat to have her with us. =)
Thanks for the chance!!
Hugs, SannaS

Paula said...

Thanks for a super opportunitu - childhood memory that springs to mind is visiting the Derwent factory & buying my first set of the entire collection of Derwent coloured pencils that were available at that time.
Paula Ponton (PEP)
http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/

Sheri said...

My favorite childhood memory is when my baby sister was born. Of course kids could not visit hospitals in those days so I waited in the lobby and when Mom came down the elevator with a suitcase, I thought my baby sister was in the suitcase! Turns out the nurse had her in a different elevator so that she would not be exposed to the germs of the regular elevators. Boy we really went to extremes to keep babies germ free back then! That was fun, I hadn't thought of that story in years. Thanks for bringing the memory back to the present :)

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

My favorite childhood memory{ies} is going to my grandparents house to visit. Even though I saw them almost every weekend, and only lived like 20 minutes away, they are moments that I cherish today. I wish they were still here so I could visit them now with my own children!

The sneak peeks look great!! Can't wait to see everything!!

Sue D said...

My favorite childhood memory is of vacations at my grandma's farm. I just loved it there. Collecting the eggs was a big thrill for me and my grandma didn't even yell when I accidentally broke one. Now that I'm a grandma and live on a mini farm I don't yell at my granddaughter either when she accidentally breaks an egg.

Donna said...

My favorite childhood memory is sharing a room with my sister. We would talk and talk about things before we would fall asleep. She was older than I was and I missed her after she left. But good memories of time spent together.

Mirabelka said...

I remember dancing with my sister a balerina dance around a christmas tree :) we had so much fun :)

Michelle VP said...

Ooooh, I can't wait to see what is in Elisabeth Bell's new collection. Love her style! :) And thank you for your generous blog candy. One of my favorite childhood memories is the time I spent at the creek catching minnows, crayfish, salamanders, etc. I love the sound of a babbling brook and being outside enjoying some of God's creatures.

AShu93 said...

My favorite childhood memory is our family vacations in Michigan's UP & crossing the big bridge.

Iris said...

Wow Susana what an awesome generous candy!!! Thanks a lot for the chance of winning such a great prize.

Hmmm I would say one of my favourite childhood memories would be staying over at my grandparents when my parents went out for a party, movies etc. I liked to play together with my granny with a giant box of buttons and my grandpa had an old music box with old records I liked to listen to.

Hugs,
Iris

Leslie Rodriguez said...

My favorite childhood memory is baking with my mom or my grandma. It didn't matter what we were baking, it was always fun and I always got to help ice the cake. :)

Carol said...

My favorite childhood memory is attending the 1964 World's Fair in NY with my family. I will never forget the exhibit "It's A Small World", I loved it. Now whenever I go to Disney World I have to go see that exhibit!

Carol B
www.scraphappystudio.blogspot.com

Shirlann said...

That would be when my parents had friends or relatives over for dinner. Mom would cook up the loveliest dinner and we ate from her best china and silverware. It was also special to have dinner in the dining room!

Sandra said...

My favorite childhood memory would have to be wearing a beautiful pink skirt with little red hearts along the hem that my mother had made me. I don't remember her making any other clothing for me but that pretty skirt. I can remember wearing it to school on Valentine's Day and feeling so special because my mother had made this beautiful skirt just for me.

tblue said...

My favorite memory would have to be when I fell and scraped my knee and my brother (5 yrs. old) ran to find a bandaid. He returned with a personal product belonging to my mom. We tied it onto my leg....hey I was young too! lol

Warm n Wonderful said...

My favourite childhood memory is spending time in the kitchen with my mum while she prepared the desserts for the week. I always got a lump of dough to play with and it always ended up as a jam turnover. However it was always tough since I had played with it so much.

I tried to have that same connection with my son when he was young, but he just wasn't interested!

Lisa T said...

Spending the night at my grandparents' house all by myself.

Marcy said...

One of my favorite childhood memories was when sleeping over my Grandmother's house (which was in and of itself, super special) she would take a dish towel and somehow knot it into a baby doll. Literally, we called it Mama's "dish towel babies" and we loved them! When we played a little too rough with them, they would open up and become a towel again. We would run to Mama and she would fix it up again. We thought she was amazing. That was 50 years ago. I wish I could remember how she made those babies...one day I will be a grandma and I hope my grand babies think I am as smart as we thought our's was.

Delia said...

My favorite childhood memory was going on a trip with my parents from Massachusetts to NY City. With 4 other siblings, I was so proud to be choosen. We went to Radio City Music hall and the Empire State Building. Great memory!! thanks Delia

Lauretta See said...

OH dear such a nice candy!!! I have such beautiful child memories.. what would be the one i should be writing about... hummmmmmm... ok.. one that pops in right to my mind.. my birthday party's.. i had so many friends.. 10 + it was such fun.. it was nothing like today.. where at 40 years + we all go to the restaurant for a meal.. and all go each at home after.. we would play all afternoon.. and some would even sleep over.. ;)) those where the days.. hehehe But also.. i gotta say.. i have a good memories of my grand-ma waiting for me , coming from school with a hot cup a soup :)) great memories..
I am so excited cant wait to see the new release! I know it will be awesome.. E.Bell always rocks the house!!

Have all fingers, and toes crossed.

Hugs x

Michelle said...

My favorite childhood memory is easy: it's when I got my puppy. It sounds so cliche but I went by myself with mom and dad (a rare thing in and of itself) to a friends house and there was this pile of squirmy squishy puppies and I got to pick one for my very own. It was hard but I ended up with a wee one ~ black, brown with a few white spots. I named her Pandora (I have NO idea why) and she was the best.

Thanks for the happy flash back and for the chance to win!

Calypso said...

My favorite childhood memory is getting to go see my grandmother every summer. I live in St. Croix, V.I. and she lived in Puerto Rico. From the time I turned 4 yrs. old to age 8 yrs. old, I would ride up front with the pilot. (Those were the good old days). I got to put on the head gear and hold the wheel, I thought that I was really flying the plane. LOL!! Not only did I enjoy getting to visit my grandmother, who I love dearly, but being up front in the small little plane, I saw the world completely different. Now, I live in California.....and well I don't get to visit as often as I would like.
Thank you for this idea, you've just sparked some really good memories that I would like to write down before I forget.


And....thank you for the opportunity to win this wonderful candy!!!

Calypso

Anonymous said...

coming from a single parent family (loooong before it was "acceptable"), spending summers on my uncle's farm was an amazing vacation.

Janice said...

My fondest childhood memory is the summers I spent with my cousin on my grandparents farm. We would spend several weeks with my grandparents. Sadly the farm was sold 3 years ago when my uncle passed. Those summers were the best!

Teresa said...

Hi Susana, My favorite childhood memory is going over the fence in our backyard to the baseball field and watching the baseball games and getting hot dogs and candy and then hearing my dad whistle and my sisters and I running all the way home because it was time for dinner. So much fun. Thanks for the chance to win Susana! Teresa E.

rudie2shoes said...

My fav childhood memory... my dad trying to teach me how to ride a bicycle & I nearly ran into someone else's bbq grill at the park. hahaha

mary said...

My favorite childhood memory is playing with and loving my dogs. "We had several dogs-one at a time. They were so free with there unconditional LOVE. They were a constant companion.

liannallama said...

my favorite childhood memories would be the special time I spent with my mom baking! We made cookies and cakes and stuff every week together.

angela said...

My favorite childhood memory is when my family lived infront of a strawberry field off the coast in CA. The Ranchers would let all the neighborhood kids pick as many strawberries as we wanted one day out of the season. Then we'd all ride our bikes to the beach and eat them! Thanks for helping me remeber such a fond time!

Angela Mireles

bramirez001 said...

Too many childhood memories to put down. But what I remember the most is playing with all the neighborhood kids. We ranged from 6 to 18 years of age and no one was too mature or too childish to play. We'd play red-over red-over, tag, hide-n-seek, baseball, sack races, all sorts of races, bike rides where 2 or more piled up on one witchy-poo bike, but always playing together outdoors.

Linda Beeson said...

I have alot of great childhood memories but for some reason, one simple one that always stands out is the day my dad took my sister and I to a Carnation Ice Cream store with the stools, etc and I picked out Rocky Road, still a favorite.

Karen in FL said...

My favorite childhood memories are of the trips we used to take to California to visit my grandmother, aunt and cousins. Mom would load us up in the car with a mattress in the back of the station wagon. We would sleep back there and when we woke in the morning we would be there. We had so much fun with our cousins. We were swimming at the local pool when they announced that man had taken the first step on the moon.

Karen

scrappingrandma said...

One of my favorite memories from childhood: My parents didn't have a lot of money and 4 kids. I was the 3rd and was quite used to hand-me-downs. I was about 8 years old and wanted a pair of go-go boots (I know I'm dating myself!!)so badly and didn't want to ask because I knew we couldn't afford them. But I got a pair - for no reason, not a birthday or anything! I wore them all the time and finally wore them out!

Shirley said...

Wow, this is hard:) I guess my favorite memory is when we were living in Germany we went to Austria. I absolutely LOVED it and remember it vividly after all these years.

Tammy said...

I would have to say when my grandparents were alive and all of their grandchildren were younger we would go spend the night on New Years Eve. At midnight we would bang pots and pans. And scream Happy New Year. Of course us girls would bake cookies and the house would have lots of sleeping bags around. After they passed away so did the family ties. So miss those days and of course my grandparents.

Karyle said...

One of my favorite childhood memories was going to the drive-in in the summer. We would pop a big batch of popcorn and fill the cooler with drinks. I always got to invite my best friend,we would wear our PJ's, take a blanket and pillows and sit on the ground next to my parents car. We had 3 drive-ins where we lived and my favorite had a playground up by the movie screen. We would go swing and when the previews started we would run back to the car and get all comfy and watch the movie. I was fortunate enough to be able to provide the same memories for my daughter, sadly my granddaughter won't be able to experience the magic of the drive-in as they tore the last one down before she was born.

Bobbi said...

My favorite memory was going to our camp. We had a trailer and a fire pit. There was a tire swing from one of the trees and there were so many vines from the trees that we called it our playground. We would play hide and seek, cowboys and indians, and go on hikes. We still have that camp and my children love going and doing the same things. My dad past away 3 years ago and my DD still talks about the walks and rides (on the tractor and the golf cart) that they went on and the things he showed her.

DebraK said...

My favorite childhood memory has to be Christmas time, trying to stay awake to hear Santa Claus leaving presents under the tree. I would try soooo hard to stay awake, but eventually just give into the night. Waking up Christmas morning and running to the tree in our pj's is such a fond memory!

cowbelleru said...

My favorite childhood memory as a child was the summerwe spent camping as a family. We had so much fun, I learned to swim, roast a marshmellow & talk around the campfire. Now I camp with my own family several times a summer.

Jessica said...

My favorite childhood memory is when my dad returned home after being in Vietnam. I was 8 and I was a real daddy's girl, so having dad home was the greatest gift ever. Dad had a really hard time sleeping so he would sit up all night. I loved sitting up with him, we would eat ice cream (ice cream was one of the things he really missed while he was gone) and watch tv. It was real bonding time for the two of us.
Thanks for offering such great give aways.

shortyrose said...

My favorite childhood memory is when we all (the whole family) went to a little journey. For e.g. in the zoo or on an excursion for a day. It was a great time!!! :O)

Thanks for the chance to win this great candy!!!

Hugs,
shortyrose

Rufus said...

Oh boy, I've got to only pick one? I guess it would be my Dad teaching me to sail our little Sunfish sailboat on the lake. He taught me what to do when it tipped (rather frequent occurrence, esp when you're first learning!) We laughed and laughed. It was lots of fun, just Dad and I.

Eulanda said...

I am so fortunate to have a twin sister so my favorite childhood memory is weekends. Every Saturday morning we would wake up and clean the house while mom and dad would go to town to get the grocery shopping done and other errands. When they came back, they would bring us a "rented" VHS machine and 3-4 new videos. We would sit and watch tv from Saturday night until Sunday and watch the movies as many times as we could. Growing up we only had 2 channels so this was a treat we looked forward to every week!! Just to be able to hang out with my sister and chillax. Loved it!

Sweetieshop said...

I have a lovely memory of a favourite indoor camping game, which consisted of a huge sheet draped over a couple of chairs, and playing with my dolls and teddy and "cooking" in the "tent".
Ah Happy days!

Beth said...

My favorite childhood memory is spending the days with my father in the summers. My father is a fireman. But he had an odd schedule (3 days on, 3 days off). On his days off from the fire department, we would drop my mother off at work and then head to a local diner for breakfast. I always ordered the same thing and the cook at this tiny diner knew me and my father by name. He'd have my favorite ready when we walked in.

After breakfast, we'd do an errand or two and then head to the beach where we would go fishing for a few hours and chat. When we finished fishing, we'd head out for lunch, stop by the firehouse to see the "guys" and then head to get my mother.

My days were spent talking and spending time with my father. It doesn't sound like much, but to me, my father was a hero, so it meant the world to me. My father retired from the fire department 6 weeks before 9/11. Since he was in charge of some of the rescue teams and the person that took it over was so new, he spent days at the firehouse helping to coordinate the shift response by our town to be sent down to NYC to help with the recovery efforts.

Yup, he's my hero!

ScrappingHappy said...

whats crazy is i now work in the school i went to when i was a girl i walked into the gym and they hvent change a thing it also shows how cheap the board of education is i could really picture myself playing hula hoop with a friend of mine it was nice childhood memory i loved the gym

endgame said...

my favorite childhood memory was coming home from school one day I think I was in the 3rd grade and rushing to the barn to see if we had a new foal. I was so excited to actually be able to see it happen from beginning to end! The miracle of life is so exciting!

Anonymous said...

That's easy. My favorite memory is from the 1950's. When I would visit my Grandma's house. She had an old Barristers Bookcase filled with books and figurines and wonderful "untouchables". But on occasion, she let me hold the magic bottle - a clear glass bottle with a glass stopper that was half-full of metallic "gold" dust. I just knew it was full of wishes yet to be made, and I couldn't imagine what fairy might have left it behind. And today, I think it may have led me to my love of papercrafting.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for chance to win such great Blog Candy!! :) My favorite childhood memory....is goin' Christmas shoppin' with my Dad, I was about 4 yrs.old............to get a gift for my Aunt (we lived with her). We got her a silky white blouse with pretty embroidered flowers on the collar. she loved it!

Lori Morton

Carole M. said...

my favourite memory is 'getting lost' inside of Enid Blyton books!

LorraineB said...

I have so many but if I have to pick just one, it's visiting my maternal grandparents every week and being with all of my cousins.

aussiekez said...

My most favourite childhood memory is spending special holidays with my family from my dad's and the following week with my mum's family.
They include cousins, uncles,aunts and my Grandma's. We would spend time outside playing whilest the most wonderful dinner was prepared by the adults and then after eating a large helping of every delicous item, we would sit around together and listen to the stories about my Aunts,uncles and then my Grandmas growing up years.
Those years are so special now as several of those dear family memembers have passed away, so I have continued the tradition with my family (no grandkids, yet) but mu own children and my husbands family. We stay in touch even tho they live across the oceans with email, phone calls, snail mail letters and homemade cards.
I hope that my children remember this family childhood tradition for them to continue with their families some day.

Shannon said...

Going to get Baskin Robbins with my Grandfather, Papa. He would announce that we were going, take my sister and I to the nearest store. I always got mint chocolate chip on a sugar cone, and ate it carefully not to make a mess. My sister always got chocolate, and always made a mess, with the chocolate smeared all over her face, nose, and hands. I thought she would get in trouble, but my Papa would just laugh and when we got back to their house, my Nana always cleaned her up. To this day, mint chocolate chip is the only Baskin Robbins ice cream I can consume.
Shannon
http://pansiespaperpetals.blogspot.com

southernscraps said...

I'm so blessed to have lots of happy childhood memories. One of my favorite is simply spending hours swinging under a big tree at my grandparents.

Stampin_melissa said...

The Christmas I received my bike. I headed upstairs a weee bit early to check out the Christmas tree (okay, to check out what was UNDER the Christmas tree) but my parents tried to chase me back to bed, but I stalled on the stairs and got to see my Daddy bringing my bike to the tree.

Thanks for the wonderful opportunity to win!

Marisa said...

One of my favourite childhood memories would have to be Sundays. For many years, after Church, my parents, 2 sisters and I would go to my Grandmother's house where we would be joined by my Aunt, Uncle and 6 cousins, including 3 boys. As you can image, it was very boisterous with 9 kids running around!
Thanks so much for the chance to win such fabulous candy.
Hugs
Marisa

Cissy said...

My favorite childhood memory is my mom taking care of me when I was sick.

Now that she isn't here with us, I remember the little things that made my heart grow to love my mom more than words can say. :)

~Cissy

Tracy said...

One of my favorite childhood memories is of summer time and playing outside with all the neighborhood kids. We especially like playing "Kick the Can" across several neighbors yard, it was great fun. Just as it was getting dark and the fireflies would be out, and we could stay up late as it was summer.

mocloa said...

Wow! What a fun question for you to think about for us to answer.I have enjoyed reading others comments.My fondest memories were summer visits to my grandparents farm. There was a little pond in the backyard that my brothers and sisters would spend hours playing in. We used to catch tadpoles by the gallons and watch them grow. Grandpa would secretly let the little fellows back in the pond so that they wouldn't die. Such a small thing to keep the six of us busy.

Linda said...

My most favorite childhood memory would be when my dad would let me sit in his lap and when he was driving and let me drive. Of course, he did the real driving, but for this young girl's heart, I felt so special and all so grown up. Later on, one of my brothers and one sister would later also get to have the same experience, but not the same thing for the younger siblings. I am the eldest of seven, so I do have some very special memories, they didn't get the chance to experience. Thanks so much for letting me go back there again.

Mary Lou said...

Hi Susana! You are very very generous to us all~~Thanks a ton!! My fave childhood memory: I grew up on country farm and after chores we would have a neighborhood softball game(my fammily had 7 players and the neighbors came with 8-12 more players) The best part of all was the A&W rootbeer in the glass gallon jugs that my mom would go and get for all of us to enjoy when the fun was over! MMMMM good!!!!

Cheryll AW said...

Exploring the woods tucked away between the hills in Amesville, OH with my Dad and sisters is my favorite childhood memory. Blooming in profusion was a glorious garden of purple, yellow and white violets splashed across a soft green carpet of moss and grass alongside a bubbling brook. A canopy of trees swayed above us as the sun played peekaboo with the leaves. We watched in awe as a moth as large as our Dad's hand spread its delicately "dusted" wings over a cluster of violets. Seasonal visits to that special place in the woods always rewarded us with a changing vista of wildflowers and colorful leaves. I wish that I could find my way there again. Thankfully, I can still visit that magical childhood place in my memories.

Mari Harpham said...

I don't have just ONE favorite childhood memory. I have so many. Riding my bike, playing with my dolls, playing dress-up with my sister and mostly just being loved.

Nena said...

My favorite memory is going to my
Grandmother's cabin at the beach.
I played there every summer
with my siblings and cousins. I
don't think there is anything better
then swimming in the ocean and
then building forts and fires on
the beach.

Melanie said...

My favourit childhood memorie is when my sister and me would listen to the tons of stories we had on tape. We could listen to them for hours and hours, over and over, just siting on the floor and listening to for example snow white. That's some years back now, but I would love to dig out those old tapes and listen once more to them :)

Thanks for sharing your candy.
Melanie

Becky said...

My favorite childhood memory;
When I was a kid a group of us 3 or 4 would start out in the morning to play, in my yard I had an apple tree so we would start the morning eating from there, later on we would go to another friends who had a peach tree-we ate from that, later we would carry our jars of vinegar to the pier and catch perry winkles and put them in our jars and set them on the wall for the sun to cook them, while we waited we would run to the park where there was a nut tree, and we would eat nuts and play, later we would go to another friends who had a cherry tree and we would munch and play there. By now it is noon, we go back to the pier and eat our perry winkles with the safety pins we would attach to our shirts every morning for this treat we would have every day. After we ate and played there it would be time for desert. We would run down to the field and pick and eat black-berry’s and raspberry’s to hearts content. We sucked honey suckles and we would run here and there. Then we all would run fast as lightening to make it home before the street lights came on. When I was a child you would never go hungry, there was a fruit tree in every yard if not 2 or 4 different kinds. Can you imagine being gone a whole day with out eating anything from your house.

Thanks for a chance to win some blog candy.

Ann said...

My favoutite childhood memories involve my Grandma and Grandad and happy times I spent with them. Being cuddled and sang to by my Gran and baking with her. Going to the library with my Grandad and choosing books. They sound a bit boring I suppose but they were such happy times.
Thanks for the chances to win such gorgeous candy.
ann xxx

JacquelineM said...

At the age of 8 we were living in Hong Kong and my dad had just recently returned from his second tour of duty in Laos (at that time we thought he had been in Vietnam). With him already home, the only thing my sister and I wanted for Christmas was a pair of red, patent-leather, high healed, go-go boots, which mom said we were too young to own. Christmas came and my dad surprised us each with a pair, much to mom's chagrin. Hong Kong International had required school uniforms so at least mom was spared the idignity of us wearing them there, so she just shook her head and sighed. When the Saturday of the school 23 mile walk-a-thon came, both my sister and I begged to wear our new, never worn boots. Mom said it was foolish to try walking for any period of time in them but dad suggested we just wanted to look pretty when we crossed the finish line (looking back now I'm sure he thought we would learn a lesson and drop out at mile one). He and everyone he knew at the consulate sponsored us for a dollar a mile. My sister dropped out at mile three but I was so intent on showing my father I could do it I wouldn't stop. By mile twenty check-in I was in agony and hobbling badly. I was no longer walking with my group (they had all quit by mile seven) and was instead walking with some teenagers who were kind enough to slow their pace to mine. Still I wouldn't stop. Before we reached mile 22 I heard the familiar sound of my dad's motorcycle. He took one look at my shuffling gait and insisted I stop and go home with him, that mom was frantic with worry, and it was too late for me to go any farther. I begged him to let me finish but he refused. He had me sit on the curb and removed my boots so he could take a look at my feet. The blisters were quite prominent, but all I could see was the state of my new boots. I had walked off half the heel. I was so distraught I started to cry. I told him I was sorry to have ruined my new boots and was even sorrier that I had let him down by not walking faster so I could finish. He said he was sorry to have let me down by not realizing how strong I had gotten since he had been gone and that the ability to persevere is a rare trait. He said I should always be as proud of myself as he was of me and that he was the proudest father in the world! I was sooo happy! I hugged him tight on the ride home. He carried me from the bike, up the elevator, and to our apartment. Before going in he sat me on the steps and said there was another lesson we both had learned even if I didn't realize it. The lesson? Mom is always right! However, it was a lesson we might want to keep to ourselves at least for now! lol So he hid the boots in his coat, carried me to my room, and stayed home with me for two days when I couldn't go to school because of the blisters. Magically, a week later a new pair of go-go boots appeared in my closet, so I'm not sure how well dad learned his lesson. I can tell you my happiest memory is when my dad told me for the first time how proud he was of me and that he knew I would always persevere. If you're listening dad, I love you!

Beth said...

My favorite childhood memory is playing in the woods with my brothers and sisters. Something magical about a carpet of soft pine needles and dappled sunlight. Thanks for a chance to win some blog candy!
Beth in Munich

Kathi said...

Hi,
my favourite childhood memory is the lunch at my grandparents house, every Sunday. All my aunts and uncles and later my brother and cousins would be there and we would eat noodles and have so much fun.
In the afternoon we would eat cake and then go for a walk on the river nearby. I miss this a lot.
XX Kathi :-)

li-bee-ti said...

My most favirite childhood memory is all those traveling we did, all over the country. I loved it so much and I'm doing just the same with my kids.
Thanks for the chance to win this yummy candy!

Laurie said...

Susana: Your blog candy offering is way over the top, but no one's going to complain!!! Thanks!

One of my favorite childhood memories is my grandpa letting me sit beside him on the couch while he watched his 'shows.' (It Takes a Thief, Mission Impossible, etc.) I think it was past my normal bedtime, so that made it more special. I would have my doll or stuffed animal and a couple of books, and he let me sit there all snuggled right next to him with his arm around me, holding my hand. Also, my grandma made everyone of us grandkids think they were her favorite. They didnt have two dimes to rub together, but they sure did know how to love us!

Courtney said...

I would have to say that my favorite childhood memory is when me and my brothers would all load up on the 4-wheelers and just go 4-wheeling all day long! Thank you for this chance at some wonderful candy!

~Courtney~

Jacki Randolph said...

My favorite childhood memories are
Our family camping vacations - Each summer we would spend our vacation camping in the mountains. Be it the Redwoods in CA or the mountains of Utha. But the best one is when we camped at Yellowstone National Park, the beauty of the wildness right next to you. The bears seemed to really like our camp as they came to visit us each night even though my dad knew to lock everything up and to make sure all the trash was gone. They must of known what a Coleman cooler was as that is what attracted them each evening. Finally after tossing the coolers around and banging them up pretty good they finally realized that what was in them is what they really wanted. One morning we woke up to find none of our coolers were at the campsite, my dad and the ranger finally found them a few yards away in the trees, although they were not open they were so dented up that we had to go and buy new ones for our food. I came to find the old metal Coleman coolers (which are rare these days) although heavy were the best ones made.

Thanks for a chance to win some of E Bell creations. Her work is beyond fabulous!

Kraftychick said...

FANTASTIC BLOG CANDY - can't wait to see the new stamps!!!! Favorite memory - I guess when my Dad let me and my friends take the boat out to go skiing without an adult (I was 14 at the time and had been driving it for years) - that was a fantastic summer!!! Thanks for the chance to win!
jackie

Tanya Rudd said...

WOW! What a wonderful candy bowl! My fondest memory as a child was my 8th Birthday. Being from a single parent home, we did not have extra money for frivolous things. However, my Mother managed to save up for a pair of White Leather 4 wheeled rollers skates. I felt like a movie star, and I lived in those skates until my feet outgrew them. Thanks Mom, and thanks Susana for a chance at this wonderful candy.
Hugs
Tanya

Kay said...

Wow, you are making those of us "mature" ladies really think back in time here! A childhood memory that pops in my mind is helping my mom break green beans to prepare them for canning. She would give me a whole quarter I could spend at the corner store which always went for candy! I really miss those simple days sometimes! Can't wait to see the new stamps!

Kathleen said...

oh wow!!! what a great blog candy. keeping y fingers crossed!!

my fave childhood memories defintiely revolve around hot summer days in the back garden. Living in England, you have to make the most of them!!
We didn't have a paddling pool but what we did have was a big black water barrel that we would fill with water and run dad's scaffolding planks up to the edge resting on his saw-horses, so we could run up and jump in. Great fun.

Anonymous said...

Hi, What a wonderful idea and treat for several lucky people. I have a number of favorite childhood memories but one of the best was at our KDG Christmas play my name was chosen. I had the choice of choosing a basket of food (which my folks thought we really needed) or a Piggy cookie jar. I chose the cookie jar which I have to this day. When my mother asked why I didn't chose the food, I replied, "We would just eat it and I would have nothing left." I was 5 at the time. Thanks for sharing. shirlwilson (at) comcast (dot) net

Anonymous said...

Hi- I'll never for get when my Dad trade his Harley it was his baby, so i could have a beautiful Arabian horse. I never in all my dreams thought i'd own him. Never thought my Dad would trade his bike.I worked my but off to feed him but with a smile on my face. It still makes me cry. Thanks! dedesdustintime@yahoo.com

cheekyaussie said...

My favourite memory would have to be me helping my pop in the garden... i had bright yellow gumboots on and a cute little cardigan so was all set to help..LOL followed pop around everywhere but to be honest I probably just got in his way but he always let me help pull out a weed or dig a hole etc... I miss you pop!!!

Thanks for the opportunity to win this great blog candy!!!

Colleen said...

My favorite memory is not a happening but a routine. My father was in a car pool and when it wasn't his turn to drive, the other men would leave him off at the top of our street which was a pretty steep hill. My mother used to tell me it was time for my dad to be coming home from work. I would take off running as fast as I could up the hill and he would put his arms out and catch me and lift way up into the sky. I love these memories! TY for chance to win EB stamps who is one of my favorite designers! Hugz, Colleen

dreams_sueños said...

Fantastic candy!! My favorite childhood memory are several ... the memories of vacations and family travel, meetings for Christmas with my grandparents, uncles and cousins ... the smells of my childhood! I learned to skate and they gave me my first skates, and so much more ... What wonderful memories!
Thanks susana for the chance to win!! hugs Adriana

Dawn said...

April 29th is the drawing??? That is my b day so I hope it will be lucky! My fave childhood memory is having HUGE family picnics at my parents house... I have over 40 first cousins... so I mean HUGE!!! The party would start at 9 in the morning and go til evening!!! games,food and family... AWESOME!!!

Jessica Wekenman said...

My favorite childhood memory would have to be any given Christmas! My mother always did such a wonderful job of making our home so warm and festive every year! Thanks for the chance to win!

ConnieM50 said...

My favorite memory would be summer vacations at a resort in Minnesota. Swimming, fishing, playing cards, relatives coming to visit, BBQing. The cabins were old and I remember the feel of sand on the linoleum floor and the soft yellow glow of lights at night in the cabin. The quiet of early morning and a lake like glass. Buzzing around the lake in a fishing boat with my sister and singing at the top of our voices . Such fun!

Brandi said...

My favorite memory from childhood was getting up early in the summer when it was cool to ride the horses. :)

Karen Wilson said...

I have so many childhood memories...I used to spend alot of my summers with my grandparents. Every morning, grandma would make me a boiled egg and a half grapefruit for breakfast, then we would go and chk on our dolls in her 'dolly hospital' (she had a room in her bsmt where she fixed all our toys) and then we would start our day. They lived in this beautiful Victorian style home on the water and I would race down to the docks with Shadow by my side to see what was lurking under the docks...well, on this particular day, grandpa gave me a fishing rod and away I went. All of a sudden, I had a tug. Well, I started shaking so hard I almost fell in, then I started screaming (lol) and my grandparents came running to the dock. I lost the reel at one pt, so Grandpa helped me get that back in hand and then reel that sucker in. I had caught a HUGE (at the time!) lg mouth bass. I could hardly get him in. So grandpa took him up and put him in the freezer and my mother had him stuffed and then painted it for me. Funny thing though..at the time, that fish was the size of a whale, lol, now it's really just the size of a lg mouth bass! LOL!

Thanks for the chance to win some awesome candy and I've loved reading other's memories as well!

April said...

I can't wat to see the new releases! My favorite childhood memory is playing in the neighborhood with my sister and all of the neighbor kids.

stampinfranni said...

One of my favorite childhood memories was going to Dave Weiss' Kosher Butcher Shop with my mother. As soon as we walked in the door, the husky, mild-mannered, grandfatherly owner would stop what he was doing and take one of the enormous salamis that was hanging in the front window down off of the hook. He would cut off a big chunk, and hand it to me. He always called me "blackie" because of my jet black hair. I don't know if he ever knew my name. But, more than 50 years later, I still remember his.

Thank you for giving me an opportunity to reflect back on some wonderful memories. And, I've totally enjoyed reading the memories of others.

Seoulscrappin' said...

Oh my, this question evoked a myriad of moments for me but my favorite childhood memory is walking to pasture with my grandfataher, a traveling Baptist pastor, to bring the cows home for the day. It was a journey with a campfire, roasted hot dogs, Bible stories, lots of laughter, hymn singing, and then we would stroll back with all the cows. Once the cows were safely in the barn, Grandpa and I would go into the hayloft and turn somersaults and cartwheels. Through his words and actions, I learned very early on how richly blessed my life was because I loved the Lord. Through my tears just now, I can see his smiling face and dream of those days so long ago.

Tanya said...

My favorite childhood memory is of all the time I spent with brother before his motorcycle accident. We were (and still are) best buds and very inseperable even though we were nine years apart. But those memories are just mine now as he can't remember anything before the accident so I cherish them all :)

Kassi said...

lets see.. so many to choose from... maybe when my friend (who lived directly across the street from me) and i tried to string paper cup phones from her bedroom window to mine.... after a whole lot of creative "engineering", we had it all set up. to use the phone we yelled across the street from one window to the other... we were sure those paper cup phones were really working! =)

Sweetpz said...

My favorite childhood memories were when my brother, sisters and i always bugged my parents to take us to the beach! We loved playing in the sand,building sand castles and splashing in the waves! Now that we're all grown up, i don't remember the last time we went to the beach together, since everyone is scattered through the country!

thanks for the chance to win!
hugs
juli

Crazy Creations said...

My chldhood Memory-Its kinda weird,One day me and my little brother went to this tree we use to climb,We were up there and saw money all over it ,We ran home and told our Mom and Dad we found a money tree ,We really thought it grow money,Our parents told some left it there but we did not believe then ,Everyday we went to see if it had money on it.We never found any more money we just thought some else found it before us .Its werid I still remember that .How children can really believe in anything . I guess that what is so great being a child.Hugs Sarah K

MommaJess said...

Wow my fave childhood memory. I have so many. I would say my fave was the family vacation that we took to Vancouver BC for Expo 86. We drove the truck and camper and stayed at a campground on the Fraser River and we took a bus to the Expo. The event was by far the coolest thing I have ever been to. It was wonderful going into all the tents of the different countries and learning lots of exciting new things. I will never forget it.

Lorraine said...

I think my favorite memory is of hanging with my mom when I was little. The memory of resting next to her and talking to her often come to mind. I need to remind her on Mother's Day.

dmbennett said...

My favorite childhood memory is going camping at the beach. We always went for a week down to Myrtle Beach, SC. We had fun playing in the ocean and finding shells and sharks teeth. We also had fun playing minature golf almost every day at a different place. Have lots of pictures so I won't forget the fun we used to have.

Thanks for the chance to win some awesome candy...

Dawn Bennett
York, PA

Tanya said...

I favorite childhood memory, is visitng my grandparents and I would spend alot of time with my grandfather and he would tell me stories. After he lost of of his legs, I would crawl into bed with him and listen for hours. Many times the stories I heard over and over, but I never said anything. He loved to talk and have comoany around. It was nice. Sadly when he passed away I was a few hours away and asked my grandmother to make sure they didnt take him away until I got there and the most natural thing was do exactly what I had always done, crawl into bed with him and hold him. I miss him very much.

Pat said...

My fave childhood memory...I used to visit my gramma every summer for 2 weeks at a time. I loved hanging out w/her. She was truly a woman ahead of her time...first woman plumber licensed in Minnesota. Chose fun activities - like sewing and crocheting - over housecleaning!! She always wore jeans...and never wore a bra (except to church on Sunday!). Gotta love that!! I just had a thought...I'm just like my Gramma!! How awesome!! Pat Frank (VA)

Jean said...

One of my favorite memories was when we went to Miami from Jacksonville Beach where we lived and went looking around... got dressed up and went into a really fancy hotel and got banana splits. We really thought we were something!! My dad often did things like that and it was fun...

DianneB said...

I can't wait to see the new stamps!
I have many favorite memories of walking through the fields and trees, playing with my dog and the many animals we had on our farm. I always had a kitten or a piglet or calf to help take care of and run through the fields with.

DonnaG said...

Thanks so much for the opportunity to win these stamps. I can't wait to see them all. My best childhood memory is probably going to my grandparents' house and fishing in their lake. There was a great shady spot on a high bank where we'd cast our cane poles and lazily sit back to see who would get the first bite. My sweet, precious grandparents had such a positive influence on my life (along with my wonderful mother), and I treasure so many memories of childhood days spent with them.
Donna G

Cynde said...

My favorite memory is the Christmas my mom switched all 7 kids packages around. She wrapped in female paper boys paper didn't matter and then gave all numbers but nothing corresponded, so it drove us all crazy every time we thought we had it figured out. She also tied a string to a big package for my dad, ( a recliner chair) and put it in the neighbors garage across the street. But first he had to go around the house, out to the garage, thru the front door out the back, around parked cars, in the side door , out the sliding glass door and then back around and over to the neighbors. She spent hours on it with all this string. Well we all waited for Dad to come home, and waited and waited. He had to stop and do last minute shopping I think for her. When he finally came home none of us 7 kids were watching any more. He got out of the car and started hollaring about us dang kids with all this crap running all over the place and started grabbing it up and winding it all in a big mess in his arms! We laughed so hard, after we stoppped him. Basically I think he ended up walking thru the house and back across the street to find his chair, after my Mom explained it all. I still laugh when I think of it. Poor Dad always something for him a mess to pick up with 7 kids, he really needed the chair to relax in at the end of the day.

Bridget said...

My fondest childhood memory is hunting for shells with my sister on the beach in our homemade bathing costumes and eating ice cream.
Eons ago!!!!

Hugs
Bridget

Wendalyn said...

My favorite childhood memories are sitting in the kitchen and watching my mom cook. Our house always smelled like homemade bread and cookies and I use to love to watch her bake.

craftykitten said...

What fabulous candy - I adore Elizabeth Bell but don't have very many - YET!!
My favourite childhood memories are of family holidays. We always went self catering and the start of the day was always about doing the packed lunch to take with us to the beach. My dad had made a cool box (they were new and very expensive then) by using an old childs block stool and some thick polystyrene to line it with - it was cheap and cheerful but it worked. We would spend most of the day on the beach and on this one particular day my dad sat down on the picnic chair - you know those metal framed fold up ones and his bum went straight through the seat and he was stuck!! What a laugh we all had at his expense.
Hugs
Dawn xx
Thanks for making me remember that again - made me smile!

Eisbärin said...

My favourite childhood memory is standing on a little stool in my grandmothers kitchen, "helping" her cook! I used to do that so much and loved it every time! Can't remember why I stopped doing it, maybe I got too big for the stool? *lol*
Love, Alexandra

Stephanie said...

Wow, really have to dig for this one. I think probably my favorite is when I went to Seattle with my grandpa. I met his brothers and their children for the first time and with my grandpa went to Canada on a fairy. We also went up in the Space Needle and as a child the height didn't scare me at all. It was a fun time and one that I still look back on.

Cindy Lou said...

My favorite memory is sitting in a big ole' tree in our back yard. It was a very big, very old elm tree with huge limbs. We had to get to the lowest limb by climbing up our swingset. We would play for hours in that tree with our imaginations running wild. We thought we could see to the ends of the earth we were so high up, and the tree could easily accomodate more than 10 kids at a time. That tree still stands so big and stately. Thanks for evoking that thought through my mind, the smile you have brought to my day will make the rest of the day great! Love the stamps as well, they make me smile as I remember the many memories they elecit as well.

Elise said...

One of my favorite childhood memories is of my and my fathers bedtime routine. He would come in and sit on the side of my bed and I'd tell him everything I did that day and then he'd tell me everything he did. Daddy always stayed up late watching tv so if I was still awake after my mother went to bed I'd get up and watch tv with him - it was such a fun, special time with him.

Joanne said...

my mother....... she passed away 20 yrs ago and I still miss her.

hugs,
Joanne

candy61429 said...

My favorite childhood memory is playing Barbie dolls with my twin sister and my little sister! We would sit in our room forever playing.

Barb said...

My favorite childhood memory is when I was 9 years old my sister was born --- I had to wait through 3 brothers first!!

Thanks for the awesome opportunity to win these awesome prizes!

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