Thursday, November 3, 2011

THANKFUL THURSDAY GIVEAWAY

Good Morning  Friends,

Another day to be thankful for.  Yesterday was just beautiful it was almost 80 degrees here,  I spent most of the day working on ATC's and laundry. I had a lot of mail when I got home from my trip some of it was junk, but some of it lifted my spirits. One of my dear friends, Diane from college sent me a Halloween card.






Here it is:

I have made cards as far back as I can remember, and my goal in life was always to be an artist.  She really is the one who inspired me or should I say created a monster out of me with this card making epidemic.  I am working hard to convince her to start a blog.  I try to make my cards as professional as possible, being an exhibiting artist, I usually have cards of my paintings for sale at my shows, if it is allowable and I have been doing this since the 80's.

Next, (I'm actually not sure what was next it was all in a pile for me to open) I received a Thank you card from Amy over at  Amys crafting space   Isn't this beautiful, I just love the embossing on the kraft card stock, the tree in the middle has a bit of texture I think it is just the sweetest card ever, maybe because what she wrote inside was just too sweet.  I am thankful for you to Amy.  Check out Amy' blog if you get a chance, she is so creative and sweet.


Then, I opened a card from Lisa, it has such a beautiful fall look to it, I just love the flowery paper, but the element in the middle with the stamp on it is something I need. What is that Lisa? The really funny thing is, I look on the back wishing there was a recipe on how the card was made and what products were used. Wouldn't that be fun?
Along with it was my winning from a blog hop,  a stamp set of inkadinkadoo butterflies--- I love this set-- and I don't have it and I almost bought it.
I'm on this kick right now making background paper -- This will be great, I'm going to use it today.  I'll post it later.  Make sure you check out Lisa's blog (Click Here) she has some awesome work.



I also got a stamp set from Joys Life -- Mother & daughter stamps, this was a win from the Link up for pink link up party.

So Yes thankful Thursday is really a daily thing with me I have to count my blessings and be thankful for everything, everyday.  My mom is really my hero-- she says, "I don't complain, people don't want to hear it, and I thank God for everyday I am here. It was great seeing her and spending so much time with her. I miss her already, but I will see her again in the spring.
On a sad note one of my Knit wit friends passed away while I was in MI. the memorial was yesterday. Oh-- On a happy note my niece had her baby girl on Monday, a Halloween baby, Leila Jane, very healthy. I'll post some pics when I get them.
What I have to say about giving --- It seems to me the more I give the more I get- It really amazes me. The things I receive have so much meaning  to them, which reminds me of the goodness in human nature.

So on to the GIVEAWAY
I have come to the conclusion that  everyone likes the Starbucks Gift Cards,  so a $15 Starbucks gift card   and these cute little gift card enclosures  that I just made---- a set of 6, ends November 14 @midnight
 For a chance to win:

1. Be a follower and leave a comment on this post
2. Second chance post on your side bar link it back to my blog, then leave another comment
 I Know this is a long post, but there is so much to be thankful for.
Comments are always appreciated

31 comments:

  1. Wow. You recieved some wonderful surprises while away. Even with the sadness, you have a great take on life and life's bumps in the road. Thanks for the chance:) Take care.

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  2. We should be thankful more often, sorry to hear about your friend and congrats to you and your great niece. Have a blessed day!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  3. Loved getting a peek at all your goodies. Love your reminder to be grateful everyday, so true.
    So sorry to learn of your friend. All the best to you & your niece.
    Take care of yourself.
    Crafty best wishes,
    Sonia

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  4. Great products. So pretty.
    alisha.moorenielsen@gmail.com
    http://scrappin-happens.blogspot.com/

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  5. wow lots going on at your blog! love that tree card but I am an earthtone girl!

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  6. You've had some highs & lows. Amy & Lisa are wonderful. I follow their blogs and they have wonderful creativity. Thanks for Starbucks giveaway which if I win I would give to my daughter who is studying Art Animation in college since she likes Starbucks.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

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  7. Thanks for sharing all your news, the good and the bad. So sorry for your friends passing, but now you have a new baby in the family.Life really does just go on. The cards you received were all beautiful. Thanks again for a chance to win.

    Babe
    youiesmom@att.net

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  8. So sorry to hear about your loss and happy to hear about the birth of a new beautiful little girl. These cards are absolutely beautiful, love their work and yours! Thank you so very much!
    Lisa
    lisascreativeniche@gmail.com

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  9. Hi Diana! I am so glad you like the card & I am very thankful for you as well! How fun to have so much good mail to open upon your return. So sorry to hear about your friends passing- and happy about the new baby (it really is a circle isn't it?). Your blog friend- :)Amy

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  10. I would say that you are right there at the top of those with a "Giving Nature" :-) Wonderful things to have upon returning home! Congrats on the sweet new niece and sorry for the loss.
    jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com
    scrappinana.blogspot.com

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  11. awesome goodies!! It is always nice to receive goodies in the mail...those cards are so special!
    I am so sorry for your loss and congrats on the new addition to the family.
    Have a super day!!
    jessica

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  12. I loved reading about your wonderful mail! I felt like I was the recipient also! LOL Sorry for your loss and congrats to your niece! Awesome giveaway.. thanks for the opportunity!

    Nicole
    nmcnairy@yahoo.com

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  13. You have alot to be thankful for. Im sorry to hear of the passing of your friend, but a new baby came into your life which is very happy occassion. Thank you for a chance to win, and have a great weekend.

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  14. Super fun candies! Sorry about your friend and thanks for sharing your updates!

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  15. wow, you got some really awesome things. I am sorry to hear about your friend. I am not too religious but always believe that in death there is always a rebirth and your niece having a baby may be just that!

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  16. I am a follower of your blog. I love Starbucks Tazo China Green Tips tea and pumpkin loaf. Yum! Now you know what I will use it for. Thanks for a chance to win. Edwina Brown edwinabrown@comcast.net

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  17. It really is true, the more you give of yourself, the more you get back! I'm glad you had such happy, fun mail to open!

    I posted your link and pic on my candy page.

    Oh, I have a giveaway going right now too...hop over and take a peek when you have a chance!!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
    scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

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  18. I just love getting happy mail! Love the cards you received. What a great thankful thought - your mother is a wise woman :) Thanks for the chance to win this gift card - not much for Starbucks coffee but I will take a Chai Latte and one of their scones any day of the week 24/7.

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

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  19. gfc and thanks for the great giveaway! I love giving and receiving cards in the mail! tracietrump@yahoo.com

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  20. What wonderful friends you have to send such great cards. Thanks for the chance to win. papermemories4u@ yahoo.com

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  21. I am a follower. :)
    Thanks for the chance
    littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

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  22. It's always fun to get things in the mail. These cards are great! Sorry to hear of your loss. Congrats to your new addition to the family. Thanks for a chance at a great giveaway!
    Have a great wknd:)
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  23. Just posted your candy on my sidebar!
    Carri~abusybee
    www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

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  24. Great happy mail!!!
    I'm a follower, thanks for the chance to win.

    mvasquez69 at aol dot com

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  25. Thank you so much for the chance! I follow you on gfc as Dee :)

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

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  26. i follow on gfc as christina! cgul689 at gmail dot com

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  27. You are so sweet my friend! The stamp is from one of Kristal's newest stamp sets, Crafty Friends. It has so super-fun sayings on it! I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. And I look foward to seeing pics of the new addition to your family :)

    Lisa
    indymermaid.blogspot.com

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  28. What a great giveaway especially for the colder months.


    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. Thanks for the chance to win! I love your blog!

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