Brian’s Blog Candy Giveaway – Vine Design

I love to share Stampin’ Up!’s products with my blog readers, team members and customers. Today, I’m happy to share a super-fun Blog Candy Giveaway today with one lucky blog reader.

Blog Candy Giveaway

When I make a big mistake, my customers, team members or blog readers are often the beneficiaries of my big boo boo. When Vine Design was released in Stampin’ Up!’s January – June 2021 Mini Catalog, I was immediately in love. I was SO in love with this bundle that I … wait for it … ordered it twice. Because of my big oops, one of my incredible blog readers is going to win this bundle (and a couple more goodies).

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

  • Vine Design stamp set
  • Flowering Vine Dies
  • An assortment of cards I’ve made
  • A couple of other surprises I’ll throw in at the last minute

Here’s a look at the Vine Design Bundle (which, incidentally, is still available for purchase):

Vine Design Bundle, Stampin Up! 156266

The stamp set is pretty wonderful, but it’s the Flowering Vine Dies that make this bundle a must-have. Here’s a look at the projects I’ve shared with these dies (you can click on the photos to see the original post for each project):

Best Year, Flowering Vine Dies, Stampin Up!, Brian King Heal Your Heart, Flowering Vine Dies, Stampin Up!, Brian King Oval Occasions, Stampin Up, Double Oval Punch, Flowering Vine Dies, Brian King, Easter cardI will choose one winner from the comments left on today’s post to win this bundle. The winner will be announced Friday evening – that gives you TWO days to enter to win.

How to Qualify for this Blog Candy Giveaway

To qualify for this Blog Candy Giveaway, please leave me a comment on this post and answer this question:

Spring – by the ocean or in the mountains?

I can go ahead and share my response to this question – I love the cool, crisp Spring air in the mountains by morning and the ocean at night! I know that’s not fair that I chose both when I’m asking you to pick one, but I make the rules here. 🙂

I can only send product to residents of the United States, and I can only pick one winner. I can’t wait to see your responses! I’ll randomly choose a winner Friday evening and post the winner here.

While I Have Your Attention…

While you are still here, I would like to draw your attention to some big things happening this week:

In Color Bundles

With the launch of each Annual Catalog, I’m most excited about the newly released In Colors. I love the “getting to know you” part of our love affair, and I love sharing that journey with you. Since I know you will love the new In Colors as much as I do, I offer In Color Bundles with options for papers, inks, markers (and more) to complete your In Color collection.

I’ll be posting my In Color Bundles tomorrow – I hope you’ll come back to join in the fun! ♥

Product Shares & Swatch Books

I rolled out my Product Shares and Designer Series Paper Swatch Books from Stampin’ Up!’s 2021 Annual Catalog earlier this week. I love hosting shares to give participants a chance to purchase a little bit of everything from a new catalog – the papers, ribbons and embellishments. I also make swatch books, which are a great reference tool when you are creating, organizing and sharing with Designer Series Papers.

Designer Series Paper Swatch Books, Stampin Up!, Brian KingTo learn more or to sign up for my Product Shares, CLICK HERE.

Clearance Rack & Last-Chance Products

While you are preparing for all of the amazing goodies in the upcoming catalog, there are some great deals to be had online today. There are still some great discounts on retiring products AND loads of items still available in the Clearance Rack right now. Amazing steals (if you like that kind of thing)!

Don’t leave without commenting on this post so you can be included in the Blog Candy Giveaway. Here’s the question I want you to answer (even though I answered in noncommittally):

Spring – by the ocean or in the mountains?

Thanks for stopping by today!


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  1. Living in southeast Michigan means spring gets here when it gets here – no clean or mountains in site! We had snow this week, some almost freezing temps at night and yet … spring will get here and nothing beats springtime in Michigan!

  2. I like spring by the ocean and fall in the mountains!! Although right now I am just wishing for some summer weather in Ohio!!

    • I live in the mountains and springtime is beautiful here! Mountains for sure, especially if they’re covered with lots of snow which will fill our rivers and creeks as it melts.

  3. I would say spring by the mountains. I’ve never been to the mountains in the spring but love being near mountains whenever I have the opportunity.

    Thanks for the chance at some amazing blog candy!

  4. For sure by the ocean. Just sitting and watching the waves brings calm to my soul. But I would not turn down a mountain getaway either…

  5. Since I live on a mountain ridge I choose that. The ocean isn’t warm enough for me till august (fall) although we can still have snow till May in the mtns! Great giveaway!!

  6. This one is easy for me. It is answered by John Denver in a love song to his wife Anne my favorite song ever and Brian I know you are way too young to know what I am talking about so google it. The correct answer is the mountains in springtime followed by a walk in the rain.

  7. I wouldn’t turn down either:) but if I had to choose, I’d say Spring in the mountains! Thank you for a fun give away!

  8. The beach! There’s something so soothing and relaxing about the sound of the waves against the shore. And I could really use some relaxation right about now! 🙂 Love your cards!

  9. I love them both! This Spring, I’ll be in Panama City Beach and then Colorado Springs and Breckenridge. Both have their advantages. Thank you for the chance to win some awesome blog candy!

  10. Mountains! I love the spring air smell!

  11. Micheline Lueken

    I would prefer the mountains. It’s usually cooler and I feel more protected from the sun. I live about half an hour from the beach and I haven’t been to it in years.

  12. Chrystyna A Bryndzia

    Spring by the ocean is definitely my favorite!

  13. Chrystyna A Bryndzia

    Have to say I love your samples with this fantastic bundle! I am glad to hear that I am not the only one that makes the mistake by accidentally ordering some crafty goodies twice. Although I answered before with spring by the ocean, but fall in the mountains is a definitely a close second. Thanks Brian for all the inspiration you provide in our crafting world.

  14. I prefer the mountains, in fact I live in the foothills of the Ozarks.

  15. I live in the ocean’s backyard so definitely the ocean for me! Thanks for the chance to win a fabulous bundle!

  16. It’s a hard choice to make, but I’d have to say the ocean. I love water & wish I could be by the water all the time! Hope to enjoy some water when we sisters get to go to the Hawaii trip with my sister who earned the trip. Hope to see you there. Always like seeing you…

  17. Karen in Florida

    By the ocean for sure!!! The Gulf of Mexico or the Atlantic Ocean, either coast of Florida will do! Thanks for the chance to win!

  18. Mary Ellen Mayer

    I love the Oregon coast, beautiful and peaceful. I go there most often since it is only one hour away. The mountains are 2+ hours away. Thank you for your inspiration. I look to your blog daily! I remember seeing your demo at convention once upon a time, many years ago. Really enjoy your style.

  19. By the beach for sure!

  20. Mountains! Enjoy some hiking!

  21. I’d choose spring at the beach!

  22. I follow Key West Butterfly Conservatory and love their live flamingo videos….my vote is for the ocean!

  23. Ocean! The sight, smells, and sounds are incredibly relaxing and inspiring. From sinking my toes into the wet sand to body surfing to deep sea fishing and whale watching, I love it. Mountains are cool too!

    Love your blog, Brian. I check it every morning. Especially love your color choices.

  24. Definitely spring by the ocean. I am not a fan of springtime snow in the mountains! Thanks, Brian!

  25. That is a hard one to answer. I like both places, but since we need to pick one, I pick the ocean. It is less crowded and so peaceful in the spring. Thanks for sharing.

  26. Maria A Rodriguez

    We really love hiking in the forests, love those trails where you can see the gorgeous colors of Nature and hear the birds singing.
    Thank you for the chance to win.
    Stay healthy and safe.

  27. Hi! I am an ocean girl all the way…no matter the season!

  28. Hi! I am an ocean girl all the way…no matter the season!

  29. Love spring at the ocean… a bit crisp but calming

  30. i love spring ANYWHERE!!! but if i have to choose cuz it’s your rules (lol…), i will choose the mountains with their lofty grandeur and the birds singing sweetly in the trees. thanks for the chance to win Brian. you are always an inspiration!!!

  31. We live in Florida so I always go for the ocean! I love your style of cards. Always make sure I look for your email everyday! So much fun and sass!!!

  32. Since I live fairly close to the Gulf I love to see the sunrise and sunset on the water.

  33. Susan Shelinbarger

    I live in Colorado, so definitely mountains. With out weather lately, it won’t be spring until July.

  34. I would pick the ocean. I would love to breath the fresh air as everything awakens after the long cold days in Pennsylvania

  35. If I had to pick one I would say by the ocean

  36. The sound of waves crashing against the beach ANYTIME of year has my heart, but for purposes of this comment I’ll say Spring. Ocean. Life.

  37. Spring in the mountains, fall at the ocean, at least on the Oregon Coast.

  38. Spring is beautiful no matter where you are.
    Brian thanks for ALL the creative inspiration!

  39. I would go for the ocean!!
    I like the mountains in the fall. Nothing like fall foliage.
    Thanks for your blog and the chance to win blog candy!

  40. Barbara Axmacher

    I am an ocean girl all the way. I grew up going to the beach and love any time I can get there. Living in the middle of the US leaves few opportunities but I’ll get there this year … I hope!

  41. Paula Poindexter

    Tough question.
    The ocean i guess!
    Could spend hours listening to the waves!
    So soothing!!!

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