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Sunday, May 06, 2007

A Very Special Chocolate Sunday

Today is a very special Sunday, you see my birthday is in May so I thought I would giveaway a special gift in honor of it. So I made a chocolate coaster box filled with all kinds of chocolate goodies! Inside you will find:

Bellagio French Vanilla Gourmet Hot Chocolate
Bellagio Caffe Caramella Gourmet Hot Chocolate
Bellagio Chocolate Truffle Hot Chocolate
Toblerone Bar
Caramilk Bar
Coffee Crisp
Caramel Areo Bar
Dairy Milk Dark Chocolate Thins Bar
Dairy Milk Toffee Thins Bar
Dairy Milk Milk Chocolate Thins Bar
Dairy Milk Mint Chip Thins Bar

And the Au chocolat covered coaster box................YUMMY!!

All you have to do is leave a comment anything you would like.......the only requirement is you must be nice.......LOL!

I will draw for this on Tuesday after House...LOL!

Supplies: Chocolate Bliss stamps (Gel-a-tins), Chocolate chip and VV card stock, Au Chocolate designer paper, Chocolate chip ink, Marker, Gel pen, Scalloped and Circle punches, Ribbon Crop-a-dile, Modge Podge, Sanding Block, and Dimensionals.

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Blogger GrammaStamper (Barb) said...

I love chocolate and I love you for offering this wonderful delight! I am a subscriber so that I get news of your postings and I have yet to be disappointed in what you do here on your blog! thanks for sharing your talents with me.

May 06, 2007 9:05 AM  
Anonymous Beth F said...

The only other thing better than Au Chocolate is Java. Mmmmmmm. Pardon me I have to go to DQ

May 06, 2007 9:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ohh, yummy , a girls best friend...who doesn't like chocolate is nutso(lol). I like all kinds!! love looking thru your blog!


May 06, 2007 9:12 AM  
Blogger jmniffer said...

You sure know the way to grab our attention...free chocolate!! YUM. Have a super birthday and thanks for all you do to make your blog special.

May 06, 2007 9:17 AM  
Anonymous Janet B said...

I absolutely love teh gelatins stamp on the front! I have that same set and I just love. Don't you love the smell of the scented embossing powder?

I knew, as soon as I saw those stamps, that I absolutely had to have them!

Love your creation, and your blog is great. Keep up the good work.


May 06, 2007 9:22 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

mmmmmmm chocolate.....

I totally enjoy visiting your blog!

May 06, 2007 9:41 AM  
Anonymous janetwmarks said...

Gotta love chocolate! Your coaster box is adorable and the goodies inside? Well, what can I say? I would be honored to eat them! janet in nc

May 06, 2007 9:47 AM  
Anonymous Mary Ransier said...

I'm a chocoholic like yourself! Dark Chocolates are my favorite though. I think CHOCOLATE should have it's OWN food group!! I love your blog..your a very talented lady!

May 06, 2007 9:53 AM  
Anonymous Eileen M said...

Ah-h-h!! Chocolate! Yippee, yippee!

May 06, 2007 10:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is really nicely done, Chocolate paper tin filled with delish chocolate!!! My bday is in May too, the 23rd, how about You? Michelle Mallett

May 06, 2007 10:12 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

I really think I'm going to have to invest in some of those gel a tins stamps. I love chocolate, you'd think I would already have them. Happy soon to be birthday and your just the sweetest to offer up a gift to us for your birthday!!! love your blog keep up the good work!

May 06, 2007 10:14 AM  
Blogger HeyHeyPaula said...

I love your blog and chocolate(not necessarily in that order!) BTW I enjoy your hubby's blog too. I look forward to each installment of "The Chicken Who Did It" To both of you - TFS.

May 06, 2007 10:16 AM  
Blogger Felicia said...

A girl's best friend...chocolate! I've been wanting to make one of these coaster boxes, and this just may be the inspiration to finally do it! Awesome blog. Oh.....HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :)

May 06, 2007 10:35 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Woo-hoo! Free chocolate!! Thanks for the chance, and Happy Birthday Month!! :)

May 06, 2007 10:41 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...

I just love that coaster box! and of course, I LOVE chocolate!

May 06, 2007 11:01 AM  
Anonymous needmoretime4stamp said...

Now that gives a whole new meaning to "Blog Candy"! Yummy!

Happy Birthday to YOU!!!

May 06, 2007 11:13 AM  
Blogger Lisa C. said...

OMG, I love chocolate, your coaster alone are awesome, but I would love to win the whole thing! You are such a talented stamper. How are the girls doing? Haven't heard anythign about them in a while. did you ever find some Dora clothes for your daughter?

May 06, 2007 11:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! Such a pretty and delicious box! I love the stamp on the front! Have a great birthday and thanks for offering the yummy blog candy!
Erika Uggen

May 06, 2007 11:29 AM  
Blogger Allison said...

This looks terrific...word to the wise though...make sure it doesn't melt during delivery (this happened to me!). That being said, Calgary ain't too far away! Ha!

May 06, 2007 11:35 AM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

Wow, a box filled with chocolate. What could be finer? Thank you and the box is beautiful. Sounds like decadent candy you are giving too.
Cheryl Sims

May 06, 2007 11:36 AM  
Blogger Heather Leech said...

OH MY GOODNESS!! I'll have to wipe the drool off my face before I continue *snort*. What a fabulous gifty!! Keep up the great work!
Heather L.

May 06, 2007 11:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BTW---34 isnt old!!! I turned 34 in April!
Happy birthday month!!!

Carolyn (Cammie)

May 06, 2007 11:53 AM  
Blogger Paula said...

If you are reading your comments Please e-mail me your snail mail address. I would love to send you a birthday card. Happy Birthday this month!

May 06, 2007 12:00 PM  
Blogger Lois Michael said...

I would love to win this adorable choc-o-holic box....I am pretty sure this is non fattening chocolate because the name has THINS in it....right? Darling box!

May 06, 2007 12:09 PM  
Anonymous k.m. said...

All that yummy chocolate in an Au Chocolat coaster box.......that is absolutely delightful (and delicious!!). My "sweet tooth" is calling.......mmmmmmm!!
The coaster box is really cute....whoever wins this is very lucky!

May 06, 2007 12:18 PM  
Blogger Ida said...

Yum! - What a divine give-a-way! Happy Birthday too. Hope you have a super special day. Ida

May 06, 2007 12:57 PM  
Blogger My Name is Nancy Grant and I am... said...

Yep, it's been a joy to check out your blog. You have such a fun sense of humor. Thanks for making me smile!


Nancy Grant

May 06, 2007 12:58 PM  
Blogger Pat said...

Great blog and Happy Birthday!!!!!!!

May 06, 2007 1:00 PM  
Anonymous Peggy Maier said...

Uh Oh! Chocolate! You know it's impossible to resist! Thanks for sharing all you do with everyone of us - especially the chocolate! Enjoy your blog & have a subscription so I won't miss anything (like more chocolate!!!)

May 06, 2007 1:02 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Wow - a Chocoholics dream come true! What a generous gift! And beautiful as well!
I'm SO going to check out those gel-a-tin stamps!

May 06, 2007 1:08 PM  
Anonymous Susan H said...

Comments are nice
and so is your blog
Your cards are great
sometimes I'm agog!

But my favorite thing
is to be able to take part
Cuz chocolate is sweet
(and good for the heart!)

May 06, 2007 1:18 PM  
Blogger doverdi said...

Have a happy May birthday! Love your blog & of course chocolate. Who doesn't love chocolate? Thanks for sharing your creativity & chocolate with us.

May 06, 2007 1:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May is a great month for birthday's!!! (mine's in May too) :) Happy, Happy Birthday!!!

May 06, 2007 1:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oops, forgot my name in the comment above! Again, Happy, Happy Birthday!!!

Lois lane

May 06, 2007 1:25 PM  
Blogger stampin_melissa said...

Happy Birthday! My day is on the 28! I love having my birthday the end of the month. The weather is usually nice and it often falls on Memorial Week-end so I get a long week-end to boot! ;)

I love the box! Yummy! I can't think of too much in this world that is better than chocolate!

May 06, 2007 1:33 PM  
Blogger Yosha said...

Happy Birthday!!! I am going to state the obvious and say I LOVE chocolate!!! I am not sure what I like better the chocolate itself or the coaster box...and that's saying something huge!!!!

Hope you have a great birthday!


May 06, 2007 1:34 PM  
Blogger Mimi Hornberger said...

Oh my! How could you leave anything but a NICE comment!? Great gifts! I hope I win! Thank you for the chance!!!

May 06, 2007 1:50 PM  
Anonymous nancy said...

Happy Birthday early. Your coaster box is adorable. I love the circular saying stamp around the piece of choc. What a perfect give away. That is so sweet of you

May 06, 2007 2:23 PM  
Blogger Dawn Mercedes said...

Em, so sweet of you to offer such tasty goodies! Thanks for the contest. (I'd love to see coaster box in my own hands!) Happy birthday too!

May 06, 2007 2:30 PM  
Anonymous Amy K said...

Oh my! I would love to have some chocolate! WW has kept me off the chocolate for the past month!! I've had to exist only on Au Chocolat paper!!! Thanks for the opportunity!!

May 06, 2007 2:48 PM  
Anonymous Carolyn S said...

You like House, too. I'm tellin' you Kelly, I think we could be very good friends. I love your blog and always save it to come back to later. Thanks for sharing with us.

May 06, 2007 2:56 PM  
Blogger Tami said...

Happy Birthday! Mine's coming up in June! I love your box and all the goodies! Here's hoping I win chocolate! I am a Kindergarten teacher with the year winding down and I NEED chocolate!!

May 06, 2007 3:07 PM  
Blogger KIMBERLY said...

You've hit my weak spot. I'm a sucker for chocolate. Happy Birthday!

May 06, 2007 3:10 PM  
Blogger Heather S. said...

Oh, seeing the toblerone in there brings back so many memories. When I was a kid we would get one of those every year in our Christmas stockings. How fun it would be to win that.

May 06, 2007 3:16 PM  
Blogger SmilynStef said...

That chocolate coaster box is adorable ... and even better filled with all of those yummy goodies.

May 06, 2007 3:41 PM  
Blogger Melanie aka Batgirl said...

Happy b day :) Its so cool that you and your hubby stamp :) Mine wont come near my stuff and when they threatens it I tell him no as I dont want him to make a bigger messs! lol.

May 06, 2007 3:52 PM  
Anonymous Kathy W said...

Thanks, Kelly, for the chance to win blog candy! I love your blog; your ideas are so creative and fresh. I love how you bring a new spin to the challenges. Thanks for sharing on your blog!

May 06, 2007 4:02 PM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

YUM! CHOCOLATE! I would love some of that. Yeah!

May 06, 2007 4:17 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Oh la'la' chocolate.. Don't you think that whom ever invented cholate and chocolate covered strawberrie's should be stainted?

May 06, 2007 4:24 PM  
Blogger Stamp4hobby said...

This is making my mouth water! I NEED chocolate! ;)

May 06, 2007 4:25 PM  
Blogger Rochelle W said...

What an awesome bunch of blog candy. I am new to your blog and I am lovin' it. Thanks for sharing all your creations.

May 06, 2007 4:26 PM  
Blogger mindy said...

Happy early birthday!!!!

I love your blog and I think you are very creative. Question...How did you adhere the bottom of your coaster box? I have seen a couple different ways to do it and I wanted your opinion!

Have a great day!!!

May 06, 2007 4:45 PM  
Blogger kathy said...

Love that chocolate goody give away. You are a talented lady. I love coming here to see what you have done

May 06, 2007 4:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't May a great month for Birthdays? I had my 63rd one yesterday (5th) and celebrated with family. We had a picnic in back yard with food made by me! LOL That way I know will like all the food. YUMMY. Anyway I found your blog while surfing at another blog and love your designs and humor. Keep up the good work and enjoy your grandchildren (I do!)
Lois Purcell, Haslett, MI

May 06, 2007 5:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonderfu idea!!!Hope you have a Great Birthday and get losts of CHOCOLATE!!!

May 06, 2007 5:28 PM  
Anonymous Tracey G said...

Great coaster box. Chocolate YUM!!!

May 06, 2007 5:36 PM  
Anonymous Mary Campbell said...

Happy Birthday to you! Hope you have a great day. Great blog candy. I am a house fan also. Never miss a show. Again Happy Birthday.

May 06, 2007 5:47 PM  
Blogger scfranson said...

Chocolate, your a girl after my own heart. Happy Birthday and love your blog, I'll be back often.
Claudia F.

May 06, 2007 5:58 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Happy 34th Birthday Kelly!!
I LOVE your blog and check it on a daily basis...thanks for an inspiring site.
From your biggest fan in Penticton,

May 06, 2007 6:00 PM  
Blogger Jenny said...

Pick me pick me! I'm pregnant and need all the chocolate I can get my hands on before my glucose test in 4 weeks (::wink wink::)!!

May 06, 2007 6:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok...34 is YOUNG...I'm an aged 37! ;-) Funny thing is that I'm the youngest sibling...so I'll ALWAYS get to send my brothers nasty "old age" cards. :-) I'm so evil. Happy, happy birthday (a little early).

troopersma on SCS

May 06, 2007 6:33 PM  
Blogger alison said...

Happy Birthday, and great blog candy! Gotta love chocolate.....

May 06, 2007 6:36 PM  
Blogger Rosanne said...

Yum, i looooove chocolate!

May 06, 2007 7:44 PM  
Blogger JAR said...

What a beautiful container you have made! It just looks as delicious as the candy! Just found your blog today!

May 06, 2007 7:55 PM  
Anonymous stefanie a. said...

I really neeeeeeed to win this! I would love to just fall into a Choc-coma! Yummmeeeeeee.

May 06, 2007 8:02 PM  
Anonymous Lynda said...

Love your blog and love, love, love chocolate!

May 06, 2007 8:18 PM  
Blogger CAKVD said...

Hey girl! I so enjoy your blog. I love the chocolate theme and your sense of humor. It is a joy to come visit here. Keep up the good work!
Cheryl KVD

May 06, 2007 9:11 PM  
Blogger mjb coffee said...

Love your chocolate thinking!I need some chocolate candy. Have a hppy day.

May 06, 2007 10:22 PM  
Blogger Shannon said...

Love your blog. I have a canada only blogs that I check daily and your on it.

May 06, 2007 10:40 PM  
Blogger Vickie Daniel said...

I love your blog! I get so much encouragement from you and your projects! And chocolate on top of that--WOW!!!!

May 06, 2007 10:56 PM  
Blogger bichonpawz said...

Your blog ROCKS!! Love your work....and I too am a serious chocoholic!! Happy Birthday!! and Thanks for offering up seriously GREAT blog candy!!

May 06, 2007 11:30 PM  
Blogger mimihas5 said...

Yumo! Your Coaster box is very pretty. All of that chocolete is making me quite hungry. :) Lovely job.


May 06, 2007 11:46 PM  
Blogger Alex said...

Kelly, you are the chocolate bella!!!! This stash is looking yummy or what mmmmmm

May 07, 2007 12:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would love to win some chocolate. My birthday is 10 May. We may have something in common!
Robyn A

May 07, 2007 1:06 AM  
Blogger Linda SS said...

You had me drooling Saturday when I saw your scrumptious wedding cake & card. But TODAY...well it's an absolute medical necessity that you choose me. When I saw your bucket of chocolate I went into a diabetic coma & my sweet tooth is now abscessed. You have no choice but to heal me:) Hope you have the very best Birthday ever!!!

May 07, 2007 3:31 AM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Happy birthday! It looks like this prize was made just for me. I'm a Chocoholic! Lol. Yummmmy!

May 07, 2007 3:54 AM  
Blogger Yvette said...

Happy birthday! Oh and - pick me, pick me, pick me!!!! (I'm the one jumping up and down and waving my arms frantically...)

May 07, 2007 4:35 AM  
Blogger Alison Molumby said...

Wow! Nice blog, and nice candy! Just discovered your blog today. Awesome job, and great samples on display.

May 07, 2007 4:42 AM  
Anonymous Angel said...

I love Dark Chocolate the best. This candy looks SO yummy.

May 07, 2007 5:07 AM  
Blogger Deanne said...

What a yummy treat!!!! BTW, LOVE your froggie card!!! I can feel a card-lift coming on!!! hehe!

May 07, 2007 5:35 AM  
Blogger gremhog said...

now THIS is candy. Love your site and can always get hints here. Thanx.

May 07, 2007 5:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love chocolate! MMMMMMM!Smells good and love the coaster box! Pick me please! Ilene B.

May 07, 2007 5:39 AM  
Anonymous JenAnderson said...

Wow!! You do really nice work! I wish you a relaxing and enjoyable birthday! May is the best month for a birthday!

May 07, 2007 5:41 AM  
Blogger tyrymom29 said...

Just wanted to say Hi and let you know I love your Ideas and your blog!!!!

May 07, 2007 5:56 AM  
Blogger Kelly A. Battles said...

Ah . . . LOVE that blog candy. Talk about a "fix." hee. . . hee. . . I really love your blog & come here almost daily. Your hubby's blog is awesome, too. I forwarded the "chicken who did it" story to my hubby & his friends!
: ) Kelly Battles

May 07, 2007 6:29 AM  
Anonymous Michelle said...

Yum Yum! Chocolate!

I hope you have a wonderful birthday this year!

May 07, 2007 6:33 AM  
Blogger Susan Liles (susiestampalot) said...

that's some of the best looking chocolate i've ever seen!! but then again, when have i ever seen BAD looking chocolate!! you are precious, kelly!!

May 07, 2007 6:52 AM  
Anonymous jodene said...

I had to enter this one who doesn't like chocolate! I eat it everyday so I would be the one to pick. LOL

May 07, 2007 7:53 AM  
Anonymous Shannon said...

This is a dream come true. I love all of these chocolates and they are hard to find down here!! Thanks for the chance to win these goodies!!

May 07, 2007 8:23 AM  
Blogger Toni said...

Mmmmmm, chocolate! Thanks for sharing! :)
Love the coaster box. I haven't tried using them yet.

May 07, 2007 9:20 AM  
Blogger Gina Wrona said...

mmmmmmmmmmmmm, does your birthday ever end up the same day at mother's day?

My mother's is May 14th and there have been some years that mother's day falls on the same day.

Just curious, faboulus projects you posted by the way!

May 07, 2007 9:57 AM  
Anonymous melissa roth said...

Hope your birthday is extra "sweet", just like the special gift you are offering to us.

May 07, 2007 11:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have your site bookmarked because I adore your chocolate card creations. You have really out-done yourself this time by offering the real stuff. Happy birthday to you.

Janet Allen

May 07, 2007 11:54 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

Cute box! I have been wanting to make one of these -- like the ribbons on the side.

May 07, 2007 12:02 PM  
Blogger Jan Scholl said...

I really like the box but the candy-chocolate makes me nauseous. I know, I cant be human but it does. actually I think its the sweetness as anything sweet makes me ill. Why do they put sugar in cheerios anyways. I used to love eating them out of th ebox and now they are too sweet.

May 07, 2007 12:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish u a HAPPY B-DAY!

Also a shout out to ALL MOMs & GRANDMAs, on May 13th. HAPPY MOTHERs DAY, TO YOU ALL. Missy H www.missy_and_patrick@hotmail.com

May 07, 2007 1:14 PM  
Anonymous Vicki said...

OH!!! I LOVE chocolate!! Pick me!! YUMMMMY!!!

May 07, 2007 1:23 PM  
Anonymous Kristine said...

Hope you have a great birthday. There's nothing better than a little chocolate!!

May 07, 2007 3:22 PM  
Anonymous Jami said...

This would be an ideal Quick & Easy Gift - would you consider making another one to submit to Take Ten magazine? If so, please send it directly to me (I promise not to eat it - at least until after the photo shoot):
Jami Petersen, Editor
22992 Mill Creek
Suite B
Laguna Hills, CA 92653

Jami Petersen
Managing Editor
The Stampers' Sampler, Take Ten, Haute Handbags, Inspirations, Catch Up, Handcrafted, All Things String

May 07, 2007 3:31 PM  
Anonymous Selina said...

What an awesome gift idea! A good friend of mine has a birthday this month as do I! I might make her one of these.

Happy Birthday!

May 07, 2007 4:41 PM  
Anonymous Karen in Fergus said...

Happy Birthday, Kelly ... from one May "baby" to another.
Ok ... you gotta fess up ... what day in May is your birthday?
I've got a double-up day going for me ... Mother's Day AND my Birthday!!
Hope yours is a GREAT ONE!!!

May 07, 2007 5:33 PM  
Blogger ronee said...

What a great idea!! I don't think I would have thought about candy in my coaster boxes! What a smarty! I enjoy your blog and all the time and effort that goes into all your creations! I love it!!!

May 07, 2007 6:48 PM  
Anonymous stampngokaren said...

Happy Birthday!! Lovely coaster box!!

May 08, 2007 5:21 AM  
Blogger Tammy said...

I thank you for your site! I check it just about every day to see what inspiration I can find today! THANK YOU!

May 08, 2007 5:57 AM  
Anonymous Melanie Kuzik said...

Happy Birthday Kelly....I love Birthdays well everyone else's besides mine. Hope you have a great day with your fav giant chocolate cake and lots of spoiling. Great blog and love how you got your DH into stamping. Smart move on your part. LOL

May 08, 2007 7:47 AM  
Blogger Annie Carie said...

Wow 105 Comments!! I'm a big stamper too and I love your stuff! I'll be checking in for ideas from now on It's nice to meet you and I do LOVE chocolate. :)

May 08, 2007 9:32 AM  
Blogger debbiedee said...

Happy Birthday month! I say one should celebrate the WHOLE month of their birthday!
This is a wonderful prize and I need to remember to do this on my blog for my bd month. Ü

May 08, 2007 9:41 AM  
Blogger mara g said...

Happy Birthday in May! May is a great month considering it's my B-day month also. lol


May 08, 2007 9:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love your blog!! Thanks for all the great ideas, Love chocolate too!! Pick me pick me!! Judy

May 08, 2007 10:05 AM  
Anonymous Mary O.K. said...

I'm always amazed by the fact that your cards are all so different! Most of us seem to have a "same old/same old" mentality that we fall back on-- not you! Can't tell you how much I enjoy your creativity!
Best Wishes,
Mary O.K.

May 08, 2007 10:07 AM  
Anonymous Regina D. said...

Awesome blog candy! I swear that I can smell the chocolate coming through my screen!

May 08, 2007 11:43 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Happy Birthday to you!! The chocolate is going to send me over the edge! Gotta get me some!

May 08, 2007 6:03 PM  
Anonymous Jeanne Zielke said...

Happy Birthday
What joy it must bring to your heart to see this many people checking your blog Congradulations!
God bless

June 30, 2007 11:23 PM  

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