Wednesday, December 31, 2008

It's time to say Thank You!

I hope everyone had a fantastic Holiday! We just got home yesterday from a 10 day jaunt out to Philly to visit with my husband's family. We did get to stop through Columbus, Ohio to see some of my family. Papa Gary and Grandma Karen were great Dog Sitters. Truck was a good boy too but, I found out he was like Goldilocks and tried to sleep in every bed in the house. Silly dog.

We also had a friend of mine's father feed our goldfish while we were gone. What do you give to a father figure as a thank you for watching your goldfish?! I was at a loss but, my SIL suggested a Philadelphia favorite, TASTY CAKES! I had picked up a bunch for Bill for when he gets home from Iraq but, it was also a perfect little thank you for George as well.

Jen McGuire emailed me, as I was driving through the mountains in Pennsylvania to ask if I could create a card using a technique I used on a card that was in the Winter Issue of Scrapbook and Cards Today. She is the blogger this week at Hero Arts and asked if I could use the Flourish Tree stamp to create trees with varying heights. PERFECT! I made this card for George and gave it to him yesterday with the Tasty Cakes. Supplies:
Cardstock: WORLDWIN Papers/Treasures
Stamps: Hero Arts
Ink: Stampin' UP!
Ribbon: Making Memories
I love this tree stamp. It is very versatile. Since it's one of my favorites, Jen suggested that I give away another one of these stamps with a set of notecards from Hero Arts.

Just leave me a comment between now and midnight EST on Wednesday, Jan 7th. Why don't you give a shout out to someone you would like to thank for their kindness from this past year.
(Please make sure you check back on Thursday morning to see who won... I don't have one of those fancy blogs where I can email you from your comment. :( )

Make sure you check out Jen's blog today as well, she is giving away a fantastic book that I just received from CardMaker. CardMaker SketchBook -- Birthday Celebrations by Tami Mayberry.

I will give away another copy on my blog next week, starting on Thursday. -- ANOTHER great reason to check back! ;)

Have a great one!
kimber

99 comments:

tammy g said...

Can I be the first? I would like to thank my husband for really helping out now that we have a house-hold of five. He is an A+ dad.calitt

Jingle said...

I would like to thank the girls at www.allmomentsremembered.com for giving me an awesome community of friends who care about eachother and understand each other! Congrats on your feature! Your creations are fabulous!
jinglesells at gmail dot com

StampinCathy said...

Glad you had a great trip. WoW I just love your creative style. Your card is just to cute and I'm sure your friend loved it and of course the goodies that went with it. How exciting that your DH will be home real soon. I would love to have a chance at this fabulous stamp. I want to thank my oldest daughter for wanting to spend extra time with us for Christmas and my DH for being so wonderful to us for Christmas. Thanks for a chance.

Kathy W said...

Great card! I'd like to thank my Mom for buying me the Cuttlebug for Christmas and some of the embossing folders. What a great gift and a great Mom! :)

Jennifer Stewart said...

Hey, friend! That card is SO CUTE. You are so talented. :)

Happy New Year!
Love,
Jen

MNJackson said...

My family for all their wonderful support thru the year. We are completed by those around us!
Beautiful card Kimber - I also have a daughter named Kimber, love the name :)

lindagerig said...

I always need to thank my kids for helping me all year with all kinds of things. Linda Gerig

Ravengirl said...

My shout out goes to the best daycare provider in the world. Danya goes over and above for all the girls at her daycare, everyday. She even did this while her own husband was in Iraq for three quarters of the year! She's the best and I could never find a better substitute for me!

Linda w said...

Kimber this is my first time at your blog. It is definitely going into my favorites right now. Thanks for the chance to win.

Jolene said...

Hi, Kimber! Thanks for all the inspiration and fun giveaways. I'd love to thank my friend Carolyn for all the goodies she has sent me this year and for her incredible friendship. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Michelle (mla1111) said...

Very cute card.... I would like to thank my mother for everything that she has done & continues to do. Happy New Year!

Tracey said...

A fantastic card!! I need to give a shout out to my friends at the Turtle Soup forum. They knew I was having a tough time and put together a little package of goodies for me!! So sweet of them to think of me!!

Happy New Year to you!!

Scrapmaven said...

I would like to thank my mom, she is always there for me.

BTW--love your cards

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Happy New Year!!!
I would like to thank my sweet 'little' kids (ok, perhaps 9 & 10 is not so little!) for thinking of my husband and I this past Christmas! They were so excited to go shopping for the first time for others!!! Just get's me...

(I subscribe to your blog and am also a Hero Arts groupie! Just in case your wondering where I came from!)

Lin said...

I'd like to thank HeroArts for starting their fantastic blog last spring......it is the first place I visit each morning. I have met some wonderful, caring and sharing women there.

Your cards are really great using this stamp; I'd love to win it!

Erin Glee said...

I would like to "shout out" to my MIL, and thank her for her generosity throughout the year, sending food home with us, mailing the kids cards, picking up a garment for me while she is at Marshall's "just because", (and it was a great deal)!

I love the one tree on the outside of your card and two on the inside...and such variation from ONE stamp~great job!

Sarah said...

I love this tree stamp and how you cut it out to make it different heights! Very clever!
I'm thankful to my DH for putting up with me this past year! HA - it's true! :)
Hope you have a Happy New Year!

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Anonymous said...

I would like to thank my mom for her love and support.
kerrinorrod@yahoo.com

BabeCaddy said...

I have to thank the Lord for all the wonderful blessings through out the year and my life.... Thank you Jesus!!!

s zuklich said...

i would like to thank my family for everything they have done this year for me. helped me through so much and supported me all the way.

adorable card, btw!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful card! I want to thank my aunt who has reminded me of what I should be focusing my life on. She is currently battling stage IV cancer and is such an inspiration to me every day.

Barbara said...

Love this technique! I'd like to thank the women I work with - inspiration to me, all of them.

Carmen O. said...

I want to say Thanks to my sweet man, who knows how important it is to get your child here for the holidays however difficult it may be.

Christine Bain said...

I want to say thank you to my awesome co-workers, who are very supportive, understanding, and honest with the difficult, but rewarding work we do.

Mary said...

Thanks for sharing your card creation with us over on the Hero Arts blog. I want to thank Jennifer for the donation of cards she gave to the youth group at church. She is very generous. Thankyou and they still have to come up with a plan to raise money with them for their outreach program.

Kristin O said...

Here's to my friend Heather. I moved away and miss her terribly, but she always cheers me up and keeps me going! Thanks for a chance to win!

BunnyFreak said...

I would like to thank Mary Ann Grimshaw for the times she looked after our feather babies this past year.

Noinin said...

Thank you for the chance to win this blog candy :)
I would like to thank my wonderful husband for all that he does for me every day, and for tolerating my stamp addiction ;)

katherineee said...

oh from jennifer use it for background, i m totally love it, and have a second thought going to buy it!! just love how she create as background. wow. and here is a chance for me to win.

i would like to thanks for my mom's support!!! I havent seen her in almost 2 years, cause i am studying aboard, without her support i cant go over here.

Anonymous said...

I want to thank my husband who supports my NEED to buy scrappy supplies.

HeathreP said...

Great use of the flouris tree - the different heights add unique interest. I'd like to thank my DH for making me a super yummy birthday cake last weekend - coconut and chocolate!!!

Cass said...

I'd like to thank my husband, who has supported me through a rather rough year. Couldn't have done it without him.

Katherine said...

I think I am going to start making Christmas cards for next year already! Thanks for sharing.

Victoria S. said...

I want to thank my friend, Susy, for all the help she has been to me during my recent illness.

Cathy A said...

I want to thank my husband, who cooks, washes and cleans at home ever since i became unwell, and he never complains

~Q~ said...

What a sweet giveaway - I've bookmarked you and plan to be a regular visitor. I would love to give a shout out to my good friend Samantha who has been a good support when I've needed to vent and also a good enabler. :) She's been such a help to me as I've learned more about stamping and cardmaking in general. Congrats on your spotlight over on Hero Arts!

sarah said...

i'd like to thank jen tapler for all her help with stamp and craft questions. i'm lucky she's here on maui too!! thanks kimber, and beautiful cards!!

wowzer98 (Wendy) said...

I would liketo thank all the wonderful talented card makers out there for sharing their ideas and creations. I agree that tree stamp is too cool! Love the swirls.

Mary said...

My DD Kate who is the BEST DD ever!!! Mary<><

Lynette C said...

I want to thank my husband for help me with the kids. they can be a real handful sometimes.

Janet Z said...

Oh I would love to won that stamp!!
I would like to thank all the ladies in my class for being so sweet to me.

Liz said...

I want to thank to my husband Jeff for all his support in the last week. I Love him so much! Liz n MO

annesatx said...

I'd like to thank my stepson, Thomas, for letting me know that all the heartaches of the past 12 years have been worth it -- he told me he considers me to be his mother more than his biological mother and he told me how much he loves me.

Cherie said...

I'm very thankful for my friend and neighbour Bobbi! She's done so much for me without asking for anything in return.

naisula said...
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naisula said...

What a neat way to use the tree stamp for varying heights. Love it! I'm thankful for my dad who always gives his time and love to our kids, and to my husband for always being patient, supportive, and willing to care for our 3 kids (none in school yet) so I can get some personal time.

Penny said...

Nice blog, thanks.
I have an amazing husband and want to say thanks Jim for being my hero the past 18 years. He is a blessing to everyone in the family, even some who don't know it! :) Penny

Far North said...

I would like to shout thanks to all online stamping pals. You all have taught me so much that I would never have learned without all your sharing! Your make the world a whole lot smaller...and friendly too!

Cynthia B. said...

Arrived here from Jen McGuire's blog - I'm lovin' the samples of your work you put on your blog! Thanks for the inspiration. And...let's see - I'd just like to think my family for putting up w/ my moods, esp. my kids, who give me reason to face every day with a smile. :)

Andrea Padilla said...

Kimber! Love the card! I'm giving a shout out to my significant other/"The Boyfriend" as he's known to everyone at work (I don't call him by his name) when I talk about him. He's been very supportive of my newfound passion of card-making...he got me a Cricut Expressions for Christmas...I didn't even have to ask for it!!! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I would like to thank all you dear talented ladies for all your great ideas, and ideas on how to use some of the new supplies that come out.

Nana G. from Wisconsin

Cheri Howard said...

Beautiful card!

I'm saying thanks to husband, who puts up with all my craziness!

Corey said...

Great card! I have to give a big THANKS to my friend, Kimmie - she is such a great woman and really supports me with scrapping - she's my partner in crime and I *HEART* her to pieces!!!!

Happy New Year!!!

Anonymous said...

I would like to thank my daughter Mary for again all of the work and details for our fun family/friends New Year's Eve Party! sUSAn

BoBo said...

Beautiful card! I like to say thank's to my family for every shiny moments.

Anonymous said...

I want to thank my two great daughters for always being their for me and helping me with computer glitches that I always seem to have. They are the best daughters a mother could ask for, I am truly blessed! Beautiful card, thank you for sharing.

ScrapAddict21 said...

These are amazing cards. I want to thank my husband for making everyday special for me.

Hoffmann said...

I would like to thank my couple for her love and patience.

Kimmie said...

I want to give a shout out to my friend Corey...shes just a wonderful person who inspires me and is the sweetest most generous person i know!

Femy said...

I would like to thank all the people that posts blogs like yours. They are an inspiration to me. I have only discovered stamping late 2008 so I am new at this and every blog out there is very helpful to me. 2ndly, I want to thank my husband for the support he has always given me no matter what I do.

Cassie said...

I would like to thank Debby and Jim Merker for everything they have done for me and my family this year. They are so kind and generous and I am so thankful to have them in my life.

*Paula* said...

beautiful card Kimber! I've said it before and I'll say it again - you are the queen of cards!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks to my doctors for all the good care they took of me through pregnancy and delivery this year!!
~Katie K.

Carolyn Mcavoy said...

My shout out is to Debbie B...She has givin me sooo much of her time to me, due to my disabilities...
You All Have A Happy New Year!!!!

Carolyn Mcavoy said...

I forgot to tell that your cards are ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!

Paula said...

I would like to thank my students. They are a real challenge, not in a bad way, though. They have learning disabilities and are REALLY making me think about how to reach them.

Kimberly R said...

Thanks to you for giving us creative inspiration - myour work is beautiful.

Francine said...

I'd like to tahnk my husband for letting me kick him during the night when I am tossing and turning this pregnant body every which way! LOL

texasbarb said...

Yet another cute card!!!!!

I'd like to thank you and Bill for your sacrifices this year in the service of the USA!!

I'd like to thank my DH for doing sooooo very much for my mother as she moved from AZ to TX and getting settled.

DeniseB said...

I would like to thank my friend Eleanor for being my sounding board.... We work together, and go out to lunch on days when we both work. She is a good listener, and we can share frustrations about work, etc. Nice to unload!
DeniseB

jcamp2020 said...

I'd like to thank my mother-in-law for raising such a great son. He has been my rock for over 40 years. And he still makes me laugh. :)

Kangels said...

I want to thank my family and friends for their support during a very difficult year. I found your blog via Hero Arts. You have given new meaning to "thinking outside the stamp". I love your card idea and will be able to use this technique with other stamps on future cards.

hurstborne said...

My grown children in a short span of time, were there for me through my divorce, the death of my father, and the death of my brother. I, who had always been the stoic one, cried if you looked at me, couldn't find my keys, my purse, my shoes, or my brain, and had rock-bottom self-esteem. They held my hand, called me, and reminded me of all the good things I had done over the years, and of all of their friends whom I had "helped" raise. I thank God for sending me my children, and thank them for putting up with me.

gloriealvarez@yahoo.ca said...

I would like to thank my family ... for supporting me during this difficult time for me ...

Shemaine said...

Thanks for posting a giveaway, my hero arts collection is small but I'm stamping!I'd like to send my thanks to my MIL who knew we were light on funds this year and really made our Christmas morning a fun time with her generosity. She gave the kids so many cute things and I really appreciate it from the bottom of my heart!

Anonymous said...

I like to say a very big THANK YOU to all my just amazing friends that I have, they are just soooo supportive, caring and loving ((((((((((((())))))))) and MWAH
Lou

Sue D said...

I would like to thank one of the ladies in my stamping group who gave me a wonderful Christmas scrapbook--I just have to add the photos!

Veronica said...

I would like to give a thank you to my friends Michelle and Brenda and their families for surprising me with a little birthday celebration!

Summer, Andy and Audrey said...

Thank you God for the best gift of all this year.... bringing my husband home for Christmas. Thank you for protecting him while he was deployed this year, and thank you for providing support and a home for Audrey and I while Daddy was gone.

JudyT said...

I'd like to thank my girlfriends who have inspired me to take the creative plunge of crafting! What a nice giveaway! Thank you!

Debbie D said...

I have to give a huge Thank You to my Husband...by best friend, my moral support, my shoulder to cry on, and my favorite hand to hold.

Mommoboys said...

Arrived here from Jennifer's blog and I love your card! My shout out is to my friend Noelle who always has an encouraging word to share with me!

peggy w said...

Thanks for the contest. I wanted to say thank you to my daughters for their thoughtfulness and their sense of humor. I love them.

Marge said...

Happy New Year; I found you through Hero Arts & I'm glad I did!
I'd like to give a special thank you to my BBGF (Best Blogging Girl Friend & she came up with this for me after she encouraged me to start my blog) who encourages me to try new things & keep on blogging/creating!!!
TFS a chance to win too! ;-)

Yvette said...

I would like to thank all the wonderful talented card makers out there for sharing their ideas and creations.
What a beautiful card, thanks for the chance of winning that great stamp.

Houston said...

Oooh, super cute! I would like to thank Mary Kay for all the wonderful women she has introduced me to in the past year! I am blessed by all the friendships that I have made near and far! Happy New Year Kimber!

mphoinix said...

wonderful card! I want to thank all the Talented ladies that has participated at the challenges at
http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com
Maggie

Anonymous said...

Shout!!!! At oops I want to shout out to my honey it was fantastic this holiday season to be able to have home with us.
THanks

Lana Day said...

Shout!!!! At oops I want to shout out to my honey it was fantastic this holiday season to be able to have home with us.
THanks

Renata Pacheco said...

Hi, Kimber. I loved this Christmas tree stamp. It can be used during all the year. Well, I would like to thank to become a scrapper in 2008. This hobby opened a lot of doors for me, and I knew a lot of persons around the world because of that.

Dawn Corney said...

Thanks to you and the other great bloggers that keep me inspired, creatively and in others ways too.
Happy New Year.

Caroline said...

I'd like to thank the inventors of computers and the internet!

Holly s said...

I'd like to give a shout out to my on-line swapping family at Itsascrapbookingswapthing.com for a great year of swapping and all the kindness and friendships I've formed there!

Close To Home said...

my sweetie, who got me my beloved laptop! yeah!

Sarah Mullanix said...

Oh, almost forgot...love your great stamping techiniques that you come up with on lots of your cards...I always am inspired by your work! TFS!!!

Sarah

Sarah Mullanix said...

I want to thank my sister-in-law for always offering to help me out in any way that she can (since we're crazy busy with our third baby right now). Thank you sooo much, Onita!

Carolyn Mcavoy said...

I want to give a shoutout to my mommy...

Anonymous said...

I'd like to thank my SIL, Jill for letting me be a part of her Jillibean Soup team. And my husband for taking care of things at home while I go to the CHA convention with her. --Kathy