Monday, November 23, 2009

Being thankful for so very much

As we approach the holiday season I wanted to say thank you to all of you who have stuck with me during my somewhat long and erratic "vacations."  The reason this blog is here is because of you, my wonderful friends who love stamping as much as I do : )  Your comments and emails give me the energy to keep on posting and sharing the great online world of rubber stamping.

I am also very grateful for my family who has supported my rubber stamping addiction with out hardly a complaint.  My husband, god love him, encourages my addiction, and I am ever grateful that he puts up with my stamping area in the corner of our family room. 

Even when life gets tough our friends and family are there beside us, and for that I cannot ever say enough "thank you" for all that I have been blessed with.

I started my Christmas cards (yes, I know, late, but hopefully they will be in the mail by the end of this week), will post a picture next week after they go "postal."  This year I decided to do something a bit simple, and I think the card came out very nice, but you can judge for yourself next week. 

How about some links today? 

Cuttlebug circular embossing:  Great idea, easy and just perfect for those Christmas cards you have yet to make.

Daily Deals Links:  Here is a thread from SCS that lists some sites that offer daily deals on crafting supplies, remember that these deals are usually good for no more then a day, you will have to check them daily to see what new and exciting item is being offered.  I checked out a few of these and found some great one day deals!

Glittered Pen:  WOW!  I LOVED this idea, so easy and perfect for a stocking stuffer/small gift to give this holiday season.

Spool Cap Goodie Holder:  Another great idea for the holidays.  This one is easy and makes anything you put inside look wonderful.

"Grounding" your stamped images:  A very nice tutorial on how you can make sure your image is "grounded" instead of floating on your project.  I love the use of a mask to help with the grounding.

Extreme Cards and Papercrafting:  Yes, you read right, extreme!  This is a great blog with all sorts of templates and ideas to give your project a little bit extra.  I especially liked this tealight (battery only please) holder, fantastic idea for Christmas.

Don't Eat the Paste:  You are not going to believe how many box templates there are on this site!  Great resource for your holiday giving.

Coloring Today:  This blog, "Running with Scissors" has an amazing collection of techniques you can use to color your stamped images.  The link will take you to all of the tutorials for coloring, make sure you visit the main blog site as well for additional ideas and great cards.

Ok, that is all for today, I have to get ready for work and then do my Tday shopping after work, tomorrow is prepare the food day, and Wednesday is travel to Dad's day : )

I hope that everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving, and I would love it if you posted a comment on the things you are thankful for this year. 

Thank you again for being such loyal and wonderful friends and fellow stampers.


Cherie said...

As always, you share so much wonderful information! Don't know what I'd do without you! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!


Charlene said...

Thank you so much for all of the research that you do for us. I always look forward to your eamils because I know that I am going to visit a lot of great sites.I am very grateful that I have my family in tact this year.Next year will be a different story.

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