Friday, November 5, 2010

gratitude day 4

Today’s gratitude: Its silly, but I am thankful for my crock pot. Its so nice to prepare dinner in the morning, have it cook all day, fill the house with wonderful smells, and then be ready to eat in the evening. Good food, easy to prepare, and mommy gets more stamping time. Its a win-win for everyone! :)

Lets Get Merry

This just might be my new favorite card. Easy to mass produce for holiday cards! I started by die cutting/embossing the reindeer from Spellbinder’s Fanciful Holiday. Isn’t that Crate Paper darling!?!? The sentiment is from Hero Arts.

Be Merry

Same papers on this one, but I kept the reindeer traditional in brown. And of course, I added a little red gem to the end of his nose! :) :) :) Can you tell that I am getting excited for the holidays? :) Target was full of Christmas decor yesterday and did I have fun looking and planning!! :)

An FYI: Did you know that Elmer’s Glue has a wonderful website full of crafty ideas? Its a great resource! They also have a monthly newsletter with more ideas and sometimes coupons. I would like to thank Elmer’s for featuring me in this month’s newsletter!

Another FYI: As a thank you to all of you who helped raise money for the Susan G. Komen Cancer Foundation, Skipping Stones Designs, is showing their appreciation by giving 33% off purchases of $33 or more. Check out the store HERE.

What are you grateful for today? Remember to leave a comment about what you are thankful for, to be entered into the drawing at the end of the month. thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamps-Hero Arts (Get Merry), Patterned paper-Crate (Snow Day), Ink-Palette (L’Amour), Gem-Hero Arts (Red Gemstones), Spellbinders-Fanciful Holiday

21 comments:

Zarah said...

Love your cards, as always! Especially the "be merry" one - it made me smile! :D

craftymom205 said...

I am thankful to live in a country where I am free to express myself.

Bev J. said...

Love those cute deer-made really neat cards.

Cool here so I am thankful for a warm house!

DeniseLynn said...

Not silly at all ... I too love the help of my crock pot! Today I am thankful for the full hour spent with my 2 little boys snuggled up in our jammies reading and laughing and just being in the moment. I had spent the entire day at the hospital with family (been there so much lately) and oh what a blessing just to have time at the end of the day ... a full hour no less! When does that happen? Oh so thankful.

Daphne said...

I love these cards! They would be great to mass produce for the holidays! I haven't been in the scrapbook store in nearly a year, maybe I need to go...

I am thankful for my husband. He is loving and kind. He helps out with the kids in most everyway. But mostly he loves me, warts and all (figuratively speaking there).

Toucan Scraps said...

those are so sweet

KER said...

great cards...love the gem on the nose...and i too am grateful for my crock pots...all 5 of them

Sacha said...

I am grateful for time to do what I love i.e. scrapbook. I am going to a crop tonight and tomorrow and I can't wait :)

Angela Fehr said...

I am so grateful for the internet. I love how we can be inspired by crafters all over the world!

Melissa R. said...

Love the reindeer in the pattern paper. It makes me want to order it NOW!! I am very thankful for Skype because it give me a chance to talk to me family while I am on the other side of the country. I get to see and talk to my Mom almost daily! I love it!!

Amy said...

The crock-pot is a great thing to be thankful for!! You reminded me that I am thankful for it, too. Just this week we have pulled ours out and started using it again. We made a Swiss Chicken Bake--YUM and last night a Ham and Bean soup that was really good. More crock-pot meals to come.

Adorable cards!!
Hugs,
Amy

Ida said...

Those are CUTE! So fun and cheery with your choice of paper.

Well today I am thankful for my Washing Machine, My Dishwasher, and My Computer. What would life be like without them.

I like your Gratitude for the Crockpot too. Got any great recipes to share?

Liz said...

I like your cards today. Simple but cheerful! Today I am grateful for not having to be anywhere in particular. I'm also grateful that my d-i-l's father is doing well after exploratory surgery. She's expecting a 2nd grandchild and doesn't need the stress. I'm also grateful for the time I spent with my granddaughter last night. Great granny memories!

Rae Barthel said...

LOVE these darling cards girl!!!!
I think I may need that reindeer, he is super cute! :) happy weekend!!

Patty from FL said...

I am grateful for my two dogs who always make me feel loved. :)

whitneymaryann said...

Thankful for time with a special friend at a little shop we both love and then lunch. Lots of conversation--some deep, some filled with laughter.

Joy said...

Love, love, love the cards, how super easy but super sweet.

Sue McRae said...

Love these happy cards!

PatsyB said...

I am thankful for the rain we are getting today. I love rainy days when we can fix a big pot of soup and feel so warm and cozy! There are many people in the world who do not have that luxury!

calamity jane said...

Your reindeer cards are so cute! I'm busy making my Christmas cards too. Love it when it comes together easy.

I'm especially grateful for my family. My brothers and sister have all been on the down-side lately. I know it comes with age but I'm glad that,for the most part, they are all making a come back with their health. It seems we are all so busy that we take for granted those we love the most!
We should all take time each day to be thankful for what we have!

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Those cards are just beautiful Kim and I am really enjoying your gratitude series. Today I am thankful that I took the day off so to speak to spend time with my family! Hugs!