2S4Y + Blog Candy

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Here’s my card for 2Sketches4You. It’s Laura’s sketch #22 (very versatile sketch – LOVE it!!!). Our sponsor for this week is DeNami stamps and they’ve got a few goodies for this week’s winner. So go and check out 2S4Y to see all the prize details, what the other DTs did with the stamps they received and their take on the sketch!!

From DeNami and what’s posted on 2S4Y site:

DeNami Designs is also offering a special 10% coupon code exclusive to 2S4Y readers!
The Code:

The expiration is 3/30/09
the discount is good for anything on the website

My weekend was productive and relaxing. Not a lot of crafting but got the house cleaned and we even visited with a friend and her little man. Laundry is still going but hey, that part of our chore never seems to end, right? Sometimes my laundry pile makes me want to join a nudist colony ha ha ha…

The blog candy… I have put together a few stuff which you can see below. I’m very bad at these types of things. I totally missed my one year blog anniversary and plus I have no idea when it was exactly since I started this blog early last year and didn’t actually do anything to it until months later. I just saw that I’ve passed the 100k mark a long time ago and just checked my Feedburner and I have 320+ subscribers (WOW, very amazed!!!).

So, as a little thank you for subscribing, visiting, and/or leaving comments, I have the following to give to one winner: American Craft alphas + flower/swirly stickers and “Party” pattern paper, a little bit of Amy Butler and Three Bugs in A Rug paper, brads from Doodle Bug and Stammina, and the Jan.’09 Scrapbook Trends magazine. One of my digi layout and tutorial is featured in there and lots and lots of scrappy and a few card inspiration – very fun magazine!!

What you need to do is simple… just leave a comment with a suggestion of an awesome book (or two or more) that I can read at the hospital while I’m waiting for #2 and after she’s born — when she’s asleep and I have nothing else to do at the hospital (the hospital was so relaxing compare to the first few months at home – are you with me, moms?). Reading takes my mind off things (e.g. pain) and of course it’s always more enjoyable when it’s a good book. I love non-fiction (although Harry Potter, Gone with the Wind, and Emma’s awesome too) and my latest read was Jen Lancaster and Three Cups of Tea – which I love. I really enjoy stories about Americans in France, like Almost French or Norton the Cat: The Cat Who Went to Paris (deep inside I wish to live in France). It’s ok if you haven’t read it yourself. If you heard it’s good, let me know! Good luck! I’ll close the blog candy Sunday the 29th at noon CST and it’s open to anybody in any part of the world.

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44 thoughts on “2S4Y + Blog Candy

  1. First I want to say that your card is EXCELLENT! Great use of the stamps as well!
    Then the books: I don’t think we have the same taste in books, but I still recommend The Husband by Dean R Koontz, it’s a bit different from the novels he usually writes but I just couldn’t put it down! I was reading to 2 am this morning because I just had to know how it ended before I went asleep, and then I had to get up at 5.30 to go to work *lol* I was tired today, but the book was worth it :o)

  2. Well your card is absolutely gorgeous! 😀

    Okay, on to reading material…
    If you haven’t read Twilight, DO IT.
    Also anything by Jonathan Kellerman, I loved the book called BAD LOVE. It was good.
    Ummmmm other than that… I cannot remember… the other book that I watched. Definitely bring a music player. I think that will help too! 😀

  3. I reccomend “Daughter of fortune” by Isabel Allende, it is AWESOME.
    I also love “Little Women”. I know odds are you have read it already, but good books have a way of renewing themselves 🙂

  4. My non-fiction must read is “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil”. It is nothing like the movie, the movie was an abosulte disaster. The book is absolutely hilarious, very entertaining, yet it is a true crime book.

    My non-fiction must read is “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelo and “Beloved”. On a less serious note I would read the Chornicles of Narnia.

  5. Nice card.
    I haven’t done a lot of reading lately..so I have some old names to share; Thorn Birds by Couleen McCoullough, Desiree by Anne Marie Selinko, City of Djinns by William Dalrymple & Malgudi Days by R. K. Narayan.
    Thanks for the chance.

  6. OK. How did I miss the fact that you’re pregnant!?! When is this baby coming? I’m no help on books. I haven’t read anything lately except The Cat in the Hat & Junie B Jones. 😉 Kids and crafting seem to suck up all of my free time. — but that’s ok. It’s a good trade. 🙂

    Your card turned out really cute! I love the scrappy feel to it! I’d love to be on a beach right now relaxing. Ahhh!

  7. WOw! That is one seriously CUTE card!!! Good blog candy too, yummmmmm!

    Well, of course, I recommend the Twilight series, but be warned…they are so good you may put delivery off and hold the baby in until you finish! hee! hee!

    If you’ve already read them or don’t want to, here’s another recommendation that I’m reading next: These is My Words by Nancy E. Turner. I read about it on Shannon’s blog here: http://lifewithshannon.blogspot.com/2009/03/this-is-my-words.html

    1. I read so many ppl loving this book. I think you’re right though, I probably shouldn’t. There are six or seven out now and if I start I’d have social service coming after me for child neglect or me put in the hospital due to lack of sleep OR… hold the baby in ha ha ha ha….

  8. FAB card sista….happy belated blogaversary…lol…hmmm…I never have “time” to read because I spend wayyyy tooo much time blurfing and blogging…lol….so let’s see how about Cards Magazine and Sunset Magazine…2 that I subscribe 2…I also sub to Psychology Today but I won’t get into that…lol. When is your due date? I still need to pop a little “something” in the mail for a certain little someone….

    1. Psychology Today? Wow, I haven’t read that since college. Actually thinking of going back to psychology again… dunno. I think I’d make a decent marriage counselor.

  9. Love your card! Here are some suggestions for you: Almost French, by Sarah Turnbull – Very funny account of one woman’s adventures in France, mostly takes place in Paris, yet is relevant for anyone that wants an individuals account of the French and their culture. Personal yet gives a very good insight into living in the French culture, French Toast, by Harriet Welty Rochefort – What happens when an American girl from Iowa moves to France and gets married to a Frenchman? Find out in French Toast a book filled with humorous antidotes that will help the reader better understand French culture, Trail of Crumbs: Hunger, Love and the Search for Home, by Kim Sunée – Quite a story! Abandoned by her mother in a South Korean market at age three, then adopted and raised in New Orleans, Kim hadn’t even celebrated her 22nd birthday when she found herself living in France, mistress over a French millionaire’s homes in Provence and Paris, and stepmother to his eight-year-old daughter. This is an intense and beautifully written memoir of a young woman’s coming of age, and a passionate tale about love, food, and travel, and Seductive journey, American Tourists in France By Harvey A. Levenstein. I’m sorry this is so long. Hope you like one of them.

  10. Love the card!

    About books…I’m not really into non-fiction, but I really like Sherlock Holmes and have read a few other associated novels. The Mary Russell series by Laurie R. King is good (and I like King’s Kate Martinelli Series, too). The Russell series is set in England, but they travel all over Europe/Asia in their adventures. And another Sherlock associated series is the Irene Adler series by Carole Nelson Douglas. Ditto with the settings on this series.
    Good Luck with the last little bit of the pregnancy!

  11. ooh! how awesome! nice blog candy Savitri! So, I have a book, what comes to mind is Revolutionary Road by richard Yates, I started reading it and haven’t finished but sounds promising! And yes, the characters do move to France, I believe! (haha) If there are books that are being made into movies, I’ll read them. i wouldn’t be surprised if you’ve already read the book!

    Clouds :o)

  12. Hi Savitri.
    You have a nice blog candy. Thanks for a chance to win. Nowadays I don’t have time to read. So the last novel was “Memoirs of a Geisha” a novel by Arthur Golden. I just couldn’t stop reading. It’s not recent but very good novel. Good luck for you and your next new born!

  13. Love this card! Your sand castle is adorable!!

    I read a lot! Love the whole Twilight series. I would highly recommend it. I also love Harlan Coben (NOT the Myron Boltair books . . . his other stories). I also just read all of the Sophie Kinsella Shopaholic books. Very entertaining. I also just read all of the “Spellman” books by Lisa Lutz. Also love Janet Evanovich and her Stephanie Plum books.

  14. GORGEOUS card girl! I love that lil castle!
    I have been utterly addicted to the twilight series lately! A lil sad since it is mostly the territory of teeny boppers, but they are so good!
    Haha I just realised I am not the first to say this… well then that just proves it doesnt it!

  15. Hi, I’d like to say to you that I love your cards, they are amazing!!!!!

    But well, the books recomrndation will be:
    -Paula by Isabel Allende, I read cuz a teacher asked to, and I really liked it; the book (it was originilly a letter) is about Allende’s life, since she was a child until the day in wich her daughter got sick… a truth, heartbreaker and a great story 😉

    -The Deadly Percheron by John Franklin Bardin, it’s an interesting story about murder, craziness and misterious, when I read it (for pleasure) I love it, it has really good critics as well! And the end is really stunning 😮

    If you can’t read it in the hospital, it would be great that you take another time to put an eye on those books, because they aren’t vampires or wizards tales (I’m a twilight and potter fan, but sometimes it’s good to read something else, don’t you think?)

    I am not and literature expert but those books, personally deserve to be read 😉

    greetings from mexico 🙂

  16. Savitri, your card is gorgeous!! Well, if you’re a fan of books about Americans in France what about A Farewell to Arms by Hemmingway? Have you read the latest Harry Potter book- Tale of Beedle the Bard? If you’re a sci-fi gal what about Lord of the Rings? Amazing tale of friendship, love, war, etc.

  17. Love this card! It is so fun and full of what summer is all about!

    Too funny! I keep thinking I’m going to do some blog candy, but I keep missing all the milestone myself!

    Thanks for all the great comments you leave!

    (-: Heidi

  18. I saw your card over at 2sketches and thought it was so cute, so I thought I would stop by and say hi! Although it’s non-fiction you might want to check out Sophie Kinsella’s Shopaholic series. Her third book she gets pregnant and it’s absolutely ridiculous and hysterical!

  19. I have enjoyed the Horatio Hornblower series by C.S. Forrester and books by LaVyrle Spencer. Hope you have an easy birth with your daughter.


  20. Wow — seriously cute card! I love collage-looking cards, there is so much to look at and it isn’t so, well, literal!

    Sheesh! I thought I was the only person in the universe that hadn’t read the Twilight series, but it sounds like you haven’t either. That makes me feel a little better.

    One of the last really good books I read was “Three Cups of Tea,” but since you were the one who recommended it on her blog, you’ve already been there, done that, eh?

    The book I read on the train during spring break was Janet Evanovich’s book “12 Sharp.” Like Carol(ScrapMomOf2), I’ve read a lot of the Stephanie Plum and Spellman books. I usually don’t like to admit that because they’re not exactly thought-provoking, intellectual fodder. However, they really crack me up.

    A non-fiction book I read recently and did find thought-provoking is “Blink.”

  21. I really liked the book “Kite Runner” when I read it a couple months ago. It’s really emotional, so that might not be the best choice while around a bright, smiling baby though! LuRae (#25) suggested a favorite nonfiction of mine, too- Blink. Oh, and there’s always the Twilight series (that is, if you haven’t read them yet 🙂 ). Another couple favorites of mine- pure classics: The Old Man and the Sea by Hemingway and The Great Gatsby- both are amazing books. Hope you find lots of good books to read!

  22. Congrats on your blog anniversary and your hits!! That’s pretty cool!! My suggestion for a book is The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami. Once you start reading it you will not be able to put it down (which is a good and bad thing 😉 ) It is really hard to explain but a very captivating and sometimes very confusing novel. I need to read it again…… or The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera. Anything by Milan Kundera.

  23. I love how everything on your card works together.=)
    The ‘Twilight’ series of books would be the most popular books to read right now. But sometimes I find myself enjoying magazines whether its design, home decor, or celebrity gossip.

  24. Love the card, as always, your cards are wonderful. My only book recommendation is “Evita” a great book about a powerful women, good and bad. Congratulations on the new little one.

  25. I’m not much of a reader, but I would say grab some scrapbook mags to drool over!

    Such fun blog candy…what a great pack to win!

  26. I just finished a book set in Ireland… I know it’s not France but they are close no? LOL The book is called The Tea House on Mulberry Street. There are so many charactors to get into. I enjoyed this book alot.

    Good luck with the delivery!

    Char in So Cal
    {scrampaddict} {at} {cox} {dot} {net}

  27. Congrats on the new addition! I’m currently reading “Confessions of a Shopaholic”! Hilarious! Might make you laugh…not sure if you want that during labour! LOL!

  28. Hi from sunny Australia!!!
    Wow, well, as a few people have already mentioned, if you haven’t read any of the Twilight series… DO!!! Another fave is the Zookeeper’s War, or anything by Monica McInerney…

    Hope that Helps…

    Have fun, SARAH!!!

  29. I love reading and just finished a book that my Sister gave to my Mother, it is called “The World is Black and White” by Christopher Knight….it is about a teenager from a troubled home who travels to help his runaway sister and the experiences he has along the way and his outlook…I liked that it is lighter reading and was enjoyable…..I usually read Dean Koonz….usually can’t put those books down………….happy reading

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