10.19.2008

Got Trolls? {blog candy}

It's almost that time of the year again... you know that day when people say happy birthday at you all day long... Funny thing though, that day falls the day before Halloween {so when DH is being charming he tells people in a side voice- just missed being an official certified Witch by a few hours ;) } I have so many Halloween memories tied to my birthday it isn't even funny, and as an adult i usually do wear an black floor length evening gown with an black had with feather trim fun stuff... We don't get trick - or - treaters here at the house in the county so i have pretty much given it up now-a-days. Anyways, last summer i came across this baggie filled with brand new Vintage Inkadinkado Troll stamps... and i thought that would be something funny to give away there were so many you see... so this blog candy was divided into three lots, first, second and third. there will also be some carnival colored fibers with each stamp lot. To enter this give-away leave me a comment on this post. Tell me what your favorite Halloween memory is. ( if your not into Halloween and want a chance to win tell me why you like trolls) Sometime late at night on my birthday i will have the guys pull some names. (nope i do this the hoouuman way, toss the entries into a baggie) If you want a second chance to win, post a comment with a link back to this post on your blog... first prize has 4 wood mounted stamps with fibers.
Second prize has 3 wood mounted stamps and fibers.
third prize has two wood mounted stamps and fibers.
note: these stamps were purchased second hand, and these items are coming from an smoke free Lab dog friendly studio. so if you are highly allergic you may not want to enter. I have not noticed any fumes coming off the stamps but, they are a little dusty. ( i put them in a basket and forgot to do this)
Winners will be posted sometime on Halloween morning before i leave for work. (keep in mind as the last day of the month i will be actually Working at work so may not answer mail immediately.)

20 comments:

Linda M. said...

When we were little, we used to use a pillowcase as a trick-or-treat bag. Everyone in the neighborhood did that. We had homemade costumes, too. My favorite was to dress like a gypsy. I used my mom's old 50's skirts and wore almost all of her beads and necklaces. Of course, I got to wear make-up ( the best part when you are a pre-teen. )

:)

Happy early Birthday!!!

Deborah March said...

Omigosh, talk about a TIME WARP!? These little trolls are hilarious!My most memorable Hallowen memory occurred when my son was four years old. I'd taken him out trick-or-treating, and we came to a neighbours' house marvellously decorated for Halloween, with some very significant "scarey-to-a-four-year-old" components. (Noa Scotians "O" Halloween!) Our neighbours had rigged things up so that when kidlets rang the doorbell, the door opened (seemingly on its own), and a HUGE skeleton was released from up above the door somewhere, to the accompaniment of very LOUD scarey music. My boy Michael was so horrified, and ran SO fast down the street, crying, that it took me five minutes to catch him. It was not so funny at the time, and our neighbours felt dreadful, but it's become a favourite family story in later years, and even Michael loves hearing it retold. I have to tell you, if I won any of your gnerous blog candy, I'd just have to print out your whole post and make a card for him with a troll, as a little memento. He's twenty-three now, and the nightmares have long since ended. ;)

Kathy H said...

My favorite memories of Halloween is visiting with my grandparents out in the country...They had like 10 different bowls of candy because the house they few in between and she wanted the kids to get alot...Also one year I took my sister out and I'm like 6 years older than her. She saw this one ghost on stilts and got so scared and started bawling that it was just funny, I'll never forget that...Thanks for letting me play along...Kathy Hering...Happy pre-Birthday...

Kim H. said...

OH MY HEAVENS these are just the coolest! I just loved trolls I collected them!

Ok my favorite Halloween memory was dressing up all silly with my Brother and Best Friend in middle school...it was a super fun night but the thing that is the best is the photo of us- my brother has his mouth open and looks like he is eating my best friend- it is so silly and fun!


Happy Early Birthday!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

My fave Halloween memory... when I was in college we had a very cool costume party right next to Bidwell Park - in an old house.. very fitting... Well, one of our friends came as the grim reaper, and he looked awesome! Anyway, this guy is tall, 6' 4" tall and he got a little too buzzed.. So I took him in the park to walk it off, and I was dressed as a witch! We scared a lot of people that were out at night in the dark in the park ... Super creepy!!!!


I will link this to my blog because the vintage guys just kill me...

Happy birthday!!!!!!! And your husband is a stinker!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

I have one troll stamp and he's lonely! My favorite memory...when I was in grade school and we used to have a Halloween carnival where everybody went in their costumes...I was totally in awe of a friend's witch costume...she had used some clay on her face for warts and her face was painted green. I was totally amazed.

Suzanne C said...

troll stamps with googly eyes included... can't beat that... Favorite memory... running out late all by ourselves from house to house with my little sister.. I couldn't keep up with my older sister and brother. Identifying which houses had whole candy bars or better yet... fresh donuts!

reflections:0) said...

LOL
You just got to know when I was a kid I loved those stupid little dolls...LOL I asked what they where and was told wishniks... All linked up...:0)


Not to many years ago we went to a party and it was hoot... My DH whom does not drink much or, offten got drunk(my second time to ever see him this way:0))... He danced another thing he does not do and it was with my sister... When we left to go home me being the D.D. (saftey first;0)) I was driving home when DH tells me you are going the wrong way...LOL I told him to shut up I am the one whom is not drunk and I know my way home...LOL

Flexie:0)

Leigh Anne said...

LOL those stamps are too funny! I think the fibers might make nice hair for them LOL
hmmmm halloween memory,... OH My favorite costume as a kid was in the first grade, my mom made it of course - I was a TOOSIE ROLL, it was soo cool, I even had a little hat with the twisty top - too bad that there aren't any pics

ribenaruby said...

I may be too far to enter. Come from Ethel's blog whilst blog-hopping. We don't really celebrate halloween here in the UK but I do like trolls, very much a childhood thing so a stamp would be fantastic. Link and post is on my blog.

ribenaruby said...

Forgot to wish you a happy upcoming birthday!!!

ThatOtherSharon said...

Oooh, I have SOOOO many fun Halloween memories, so I'll have to go with best costumes as an adult. It was tradition in our group of friends when we were first married to have a costume party. You wouldn't be let in unless you wore a costume, and it was kind of a competition to see who could be most creative!!! I always made a 'set' of costumes for DH & me -- from Raggedy Ann & Andy to Salt & Pepper shakers -- then loaned them to our moms the following year to wear where they worked together.

One year when it was our turn to host, we had the Unknown Flasher, a bag of Jelly Beans, and a very dark-haired mustacheoed Italian man who came as a hooker--complete with fishnet stockings with his zoot-suited Pimp (wife)!!! We were all disappointed that one particular couple couldn't find a sitter; she'd recently delivered their 3rd son, and wasn't comfortable leaving him so soon.

I answered the door about 1/2 an hour into the party and standing there were E.T. and the San Francisco chicken. The best made costumes I've EVER seen in my life. The people inside stayed in character ALL night, miming out their communications (except for E.T. saying "phone home"), and it drove all of us nuts we didn't know who it was. We even sent out a search party to check cars parked around the house to figure it out!!!

Fast Forward a week later, when I went to visit the new baby. Mom asks me about the party, who came, etc., etc., and after hearing all the details she asked if we ever figured out who these two characters were. Took me a beat or two, but it dawned on me I hadn't TOLD her about ET & the SFC!!! So she had to admit it was them; the costumes had been shipped from her SIL who is a professional costumer in LA!!!

Pam's Pride said...

I thought for sure when you said trolls it could not possibly be the same kind I had as a kid and sure enough they are!!! OMG!! I think I had at least 10 of these trolls! Different sizes an their hair were all different colors! I had clothes...and I even put some barbie shirts on my trolls! I wonder if I still have any hanging around in my kiddos toy boxes!! Off to link you up to my blog!

Happy Early Birthday!

Pam's Pride said...

Oh....a Halloween memory not my troll memories....LOL!!!

One year I was the headless horseman! We used and old brown trent coat an my mom sewed white gloves on and we cut the whole out of the back of a pumpkin for me to hold so I could see through the front of the jack-o-lantern! That was my favorite costume!

Karen L said...

AWK!! Those trolls are hilarious! My daughter collected troll dolls when they came around in the 1980's, and I remember them from the first go-round (1960's??). Knowing that my dd was a troll fan, I had a friend who made a Rastafarian troll by removing the hair from a troll doll and replacing it with dreadlocks which she made of twisted and braided yarn. She used a small jump ring to make a nose ring, and dressed the troll in some black and royal blue tropical print jams that she made her self......and that little Jamaican troll doll sits on a shelf over my craft table to this very day!
I would be honored to make a home for one of those troll stamps! Hmm, how about colored fiber dreads to match my little guy?!

Becky said...

WOW! Awesome giveaways! My husband and I are Halloween NUTSS!!! We have Fred and Wilma costumes that we so enjoyed wearing on Halloween as when you dress up and open the door to kiddos they jump back and say HEY!!!! Your grown-ups! LOL
Becky in SC

SHartl said...

Oh boy.........TROLLS!! I could not believe my eyes when I saw these little goodies! So I have both a troll and a Halloween story. When I was 10 years old, I dressed up as a troll for Halloween, how cool is that! My mom found this crazy long-haired fake fur stuff in hot pink which I pinned to my own hair, and I made myself a troll mask with eye holes . Put on a short, multi-colored skirt, tons of cheapo plastic beads and went off on my trick-or-treat adventure. Crazy, and fun!

Bunny B said...

Trolls! I love trolls! They're so cute and their hair's colorful!! :)

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stuffie said...

OMG! My Sil just gave one to DD this past weekend, for her bday!!! LOL

My fave halloween memory- I was a pink fuzzy bunny for 3rd grade!!! We didn't have a ton on $, so my mom used my feetie pj's and she put a big tail on it... I have a pic somewhere, but it was definately my fave halloween!!
Happy eary bday, Stacy!!