Blog Candy and a Video Share

The weather has really started to shift this past week. While we should be bracing for Summer temperatures in Atlanta, it feels more like Fall is upon us. I expect to see the leaves dropping from the trees, but they are vibrant and green in this cool weather. My calendar still tells me it’s Spring, so I’ve been busy with some Spring cleaning and organizing in the fungeon. I must prepare for a new year with the release of the 2013-2014 Idea Book & Catalog. I’m also starting to make my DSP swatch books for the new catalog – can’t wait to start sharing those – and am prepping for product shares!

Sharing Some Blog Candy

In the midst of the cleaning and organizing, I’ve decided to “let go” of some really great Stampin’ Up! products, so I thought it would be great to share with you. Some of these products date back eight or nine years, but some are current in the Spring Catalog. All of them are in really great shape. It’s quite a variety of accessories and embellishments, and I think you will love them. Just leave a comment below.Blog Candy Giveaway

Here’s what’s included in this blog candy giveaway:

  • Wire Works 26-gauge Copper Wire
  • 1/2″ Stitched Poly Ribbon, Poppy Parade
  • 5/8″ Flower Trim
  • Designer Builder Brads
  • Fancy Fibers (6 feet of each fiber)
  • Metal Edge Tags – Vellum Squares
  • Hemp Twine

I’ll randomly select a winner tomorrow evening (Saturday, May 4) based on comments left on this blog post. The winner will be posted here and should contact me with their mailing information within a week. Sorry, England and Canada, but this offer is only good for folks in the U.S.

Totally Unrelated to Stamping – Video Share

While we are sharing with one another (OK, maybe I’m doing most of the sharing here, but I’m OK with that), I wanted to share a video with you. In 2007, I participated in a stand-up comedy competition. The Search for the South’s Funniest Accountant is held annually in Atlanta as a fundraiser for Junior Achievement and to help change the myth that accountants are boring, dull people. There were about 600 people in this theater, and this was my first time doing stand-up comedy. I’m really proud of this bit because it’s clean comedy and really shows my personality. My nerves were on fire backstage, but I was so comfortable once I stepped on that stage. Before you click on this, be sure you have 8 minutes to watch it – my favorite part comes about half way through. Here’s my little gift to you:

I didn’t win the competition in 2007 (didn’t even place) but participated again the next year – AND WON! I’ll share that video with you at some other time.  Too much going on today.

One More Share – a Sneak Peek

I’ve shared some product. I’ve shared an old video of me. Now, I’m going to share a sneak peek at the card I’ve got lined up for you tomorrow. Here’s what I’ve got for you tomorrow:Sneak Peek

Doesn’t that look exciting?!  🙂

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Don’t forget to leave a comment below to enter my Blog Candy drawing. I’ll be announcing the winner tomorrow evening, so please don’t forget to come back to claim your prize (I have a really good feeling you will be the winner). You’ve got a week to email me to claim it. Offer good for U.S. residents.


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Swatch Books and Product Shares.  I’ll be announcing my product shares and swatch books closer to the end of May.  If you’d like to be included on my mailing list, please send me an email at to let me know to add you.  I’ll be posting them here, too, but won’t it be nice to receive all the information in an email?


  1. Hi Brian! I came across your blog & I just wanted to tell you I love it & I keep coming back to visit! Loved your video too! Can’t wait to see the other one where you won! Have a great weekend! 🙂

  2. Love the video! I missed this post Friday, bug the beautiful Saturday card brought me back!

  3. Loved your video!! Very funny!! You should have won!! Beautiful card today, love the two layer look!! Love the colors!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  4. I read your blog every morning with my coffee. I enjoy your creations and get a kick out of your blog. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Love the double-stamped card, and thank you for including the dimensions so I can get started on it pronto w/o having to figure out measurements! I love neutrals; the eye focuses on the images and content more when the emphasis isn’t on color, don’t you think? Thanx for the inspiration.

  6. I always enjoy your cards. They provide a lot of inspiration for me. I look forward to the new catalog and everything it will bring!!

  7. I always enjoy reading your blog when I get home from work. I find your cards amazing with a a simple elegant style. I also like reading what you have to say.

  8. Lillian Friday

    That video is soooo funny it reminds me of something that my husband and son would try here in North Carolina. And yes they have bought the spray that shoots thirty feet! lol This is a great giveaway thanks for a chance to win!

  9. brian…there is so much that your blog has taught me in the few months i have been following it. so glad i can view past ideas on pinterest!! thanks for a chance to win fun stampin up products.

  10. I always look forward to your comments as you introduce us to a new card each day. Always entertaining!!!

  11. Marilyn Shultz

    Just received a call from a stamping friend to check out your web site. Loved the double layer card and look forward to more. Marilyn from Indiana

  12. Hey, Brian…if you happen across more of those build-a-brads, let me know! Love your card, totally awesome in double-stamped!! And love the swipe of ink!!

  13. Laura Knobel-Piehl

    Hey Brian! Can’t wait to see the rest of the card tomorrow! I’m intrigued. It looks great!!! Also looking forward to watching your standup routine when the kiddos go to bed and I have an undivided 8 minutes to myself! 🙂 🙂 🙂 Thanks for the wonderful blog and creative work you do!

  14. Bravissimo!!! Thanks for sharing. Loved it!

  15. So hoping those brads would have made it into the new catty…sad to see all those items pictured…We know that there is something new coming our way…so sitting patiently for new product!!!! Roses should have stayed longer too…ughhh!!! Love video…nothing wrong with “potlucks” – we live for them here in Minnesnowta!!! LOL

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