Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Simon Says Stamp Gratitude Blog Hop and Charity Donation



Hello friends!   I am so EXCITED to be a part of the Simon Says Stamp Gratitude Blog Hop. What a great way to share what we appreciate be it something from our day to day, health, prosperity or even  relationships and share some creative ideas for expressing gratitude.   This time of year we count our blessings and the things we are grateful for. What are you thankful for?  

I am blessed to have a husband that can tolerate me!  Don't get me wrong...I'm not THAT bad to live with... but our days can be full of antics, hi-jinx and some hilarity!  I am respectful though and allow him to get the last word in... which is "Yes Dear"... what more can a girl ask for?  In a short few weeks, we will be celebrating our 26th wedding anniversary.  I chose to make a card for him that expresses not only my love, but also my Thanks!  So Tom... this one is for you!

 

 To create this card:

  • Cut Desert Storm cardstock to 5 1/4" x 3 3/4".  Use the Pin Point border die on the right edge.  
  • Piece papers onto the panel as shown.  
  • Die cut the heart using white cardstock and adhered it in place.  
  • Stamp the tag (at the top) with Cup O'Joe and Soft Blossom ink.  Trim and staple in place.
  • Stamp "Together" below paper strips using Cup O"Joe ink.
  • Die cut tiny hearts from pattern paper, affix in place.
  • Tie a bow with twine and glue in place with Glossy Accents. Add pearls.
  • Cut lace and press in place on a top folding white card.
  • Mount the panel to the card using foam squares.

I will be giving away a $50 donation to the charity of a commenter's choice. Just leave a comment with what you are most grateful for and you will be entered in the drawing. After the winner is chosen Simon Says Stamp will be in touch with you to find out the charity you have chosen. We will draw winners on Wednesday 11/28.

This Friday Simon Says Stamp will offer a Black Friday discount code to its customers for 35% off selected items in the store. But blog hoppers get the code early for stopping by my blog! Click here to see the items that are included in the sale. Enter SIMONBF35 in the Promotion Code box (be sure to use all CAPS) and you will get 35% off of those items. Happy Shopping!
 
Thanks for visiting! The next stop in the Simon Says Stamp Gratitude Blog Hop is the amazing Anna-Karin Evaldsson's blog Layers of Ink. If while hopping, you encounter a broken link, you can go back to the beginning for links to everyone who is participating in the hop.

Have a fantastic ThanksGIVING holiday! 

102 comments :

  1. Stunning card, Shari! I just love the layering and the little embellishments :)

    Have a great day!
    -Stephanie
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  2. This is absolutely beautiful Shari!

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  3. You totally made me laugh about your husband! And your card for him is stunning - love the die cuts, the colours. Ack love it all! Have a wonderful thanksgiving.

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  4. What a fine tribute to a great husband. As always, Shari, I love your cards,

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  5. Your card is beautiful!
    I'm thankful for my healthy and happy family!

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  6. I'm thankful for the love of my dogs.

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  7. Hi Shari, your card for Tom is gorgeous. I am thankful to family and friends who have kept me sane through a long and difficult illness.

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  8. Wow wow wow! The more I look at this the more wonderful details I see! Happy early anniversary to you and Tom!

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  9. Thirdly I'm thankful for two loving parents who raised me to respect others and work hard (which is why I always clean my house before I craft--LOL!)

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  10. Gorgeous card Shari! Love the colours and all the sweet details.

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  11. Thanks for the inspiration. I am thankful for my family. For the ups and the downs and the in betweens, for the blessings that they bring into my life and for the love that I feel for and from them.

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  12. AWESOME!! Can’t wait to go shopping!! =) Well I am THANKSFUL most for my health and second for my BEAUTIFUL FAMILY and FRIENDS!! I am SO BLESSED to be aliive everyday and I am looking forward to a LONG Life!! THANKS for sharing your AMAZING card and viedo!! Have a FABULOUS THANKSGIVING!! =)
    If I win I’d like to donate to the Crohn’s Disease Organization!! THANKS for the chance to help!!

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  13. I love the detail in your card! It's beautiful! I am extremely grateful for many things in my life, but high up on that list is my husband. I'm thankful that he has promised to stand by my side and share this journey with me. I'm grateful for his support and encourgement that always motivates me to achieve my dreams, no matter how silly they may seem.

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  14. Shari, what a work of art. I'm thankful for faith and family.

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  15. Love the cards! And I'm grateful that we in our family are most of the time healthy and happy. And I'm grateful that I have 2 wonderful kids and a wonderful hubby.

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  16. I am thankful for so many things in life! First of all, for my Lord who gets us through this earth each day and in the end will take us to Heaven if we are found faithful! Also, for my husband of 11 years and counting and my two wonderful children! Very cute cards!

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  17. Beautiful!

    I am grateful for my faith and my family.

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  18. Ok that heart has to go on my next order. I love your card. Thankful for the business that God keeps providing.

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  19. What a lovely card! TFS! I'm thankful for my husband too. He is such a wonderful companion and provider! Thanks for the generosity of SSS with this donation!

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  20. Gorgeous card Shari :-) all the details are fabulous ! I am sure Tom will LOVE this :-)

    Wishing you a very Happy Anniversary :-)

    I am thankful for my family and friends, and to the internet for giving us all this opportunity to 'meet' people from around the world and have a lovely get together like this :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  21. Beautiful card!!
    Great hop; lots of inspiration!Thanks!!

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  22. Your card is truly a work of art!

    I am thankful for my job. I've seen some people close to me struggle with being able to find work or getting repeatedly laid off. So I'm extremely glad I have a job that pays the bills, provides for my papercrafting habit too, and I love it!

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  23. so many details to look at on this amazing card. Love that kraft piece! Grateful for God's many blessings including family and friends!

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  24. This card is lovely!

    I, too, am grateful for a husband that loves me and supports my cardmaking! He even takes my cards to work and sells them for me... :)

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  25. I'm grateful fro having a good job and great friends and family. Your card is very cute!

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  26. What a wonderful design. I have so much to be thankful for, such as my loving and supportive husband, our 6 cats and my constant flow of work as a translator.

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  27. AMAZING layers on this one SHARI.love the colors.
    I'm thankful for supportive parents and in-laws:)

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  28. I am most grateful for the sunshine

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  29. Your card is beautiful. So much to look at! I am thankful for a loving and kind husband.

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  30. Hi Shari ~ Such a beautiful card! I love all the die cuts you used, and the color palette is perfect! Thanks so much for your inspiration and for a chance to be entered in the giveaway!

    Aside from my family, I am grateful for all the wonderful friendships that I've been blessed with!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  31. Wonderful card - I love the I will always choose you piece at the top and love the SSS dies you used. I'm grateful for my family and the long weekend to be with them.

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  32. Great card! I too am most grateful I have a hubby who puts up with me also--my life seems to always be in a mad dash type mode.

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  33. A very beautiful card here too, really awesome work.
    I´m sooo grateful for my entire life and all my family and friends, that I can enjoy every day.

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  34. Oh goodness Miss Shari...you always combine elements in such a way that I am jealous...lol
    In other words you rock. Big hugs for Kathy and MAX! XXO

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  35. Your card is amazing :)
    I'm grateful for my family (hubby and three sons)
    Hugs!

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  36. Fabulous card, Shari! Your eye for design is always so amazing! I love all the wonderful details!

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  37. I'm sure your husband is going to love this card. Such an awesome design. Happy anniversary, early.

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  38. Wonderful card!
    I too am most grateful for my wonderful husband of 27 years and all that he has brought to my life.

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  39. My niece just delivered 11 weeks early, a little tiny girl, 2 lbs., 5 oz., 14 inches long. My niece is facing some health issues but the baby is absolutely perfect and is even gaining a little bit of weight. I am thankful they both pulled through.

    Julie H in MN

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  40. Beautiful card and I love all the details! I am most grateful for my wonderful family!

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  41. Congratulations to you on your upcoming anniversary! I love your use of patterns and textures! I am grateful for my husband and daughter!!

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  42. Sounds like your husband and mine were cut from the same cloth; mine also has plenty of 'up-putting' with me, for sure! Your card is gorgeous; enjoy your upcoming anniversary immensely. My family and my amazing, patient and handsome husband - they hold top-billing on my Gratitude list. Thank you for sharing and inspiring.

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  43. Beautiful anniversary card for your husband. I am thankful for my husband, my boys, their wives and my grandchildren.

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  44. Shari, I love that you have expressed love and thanks in your card. It's a beautiful tribute to your marriage and your husband. :) I am most thankful for being a naturalized citizen of the USA and grateful for the opportunities and freedoms which have been afforded me and my family! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  45. I am thankful for the opportunity to possibly win money for my favorite charity! Thanks

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  46. Amazing card and congrats on 26 years of wedded bliss!!! I am grateful for my beautiful 5 year old daughter, our home, and my job :)

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  47. Wow! What a beautiful card! I am most grateful for my wonderful family!

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  48. I am so grateful for my family. I am the oldest of nine, so my family is quite large. We lost our mom in June, so I'm so thankful we will be together to get through the holidays.

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  49. I am very grateful for how I have been inspired by your wonderful work. Thank you so very much dearest Shari =)

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  50. Your DH must be so thankful for you.......that you let him get the last word in with "yes dear!" LOL You're too funny :) I just love all the elements you added to his card, especially that thoughtful sentiment! nj!

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  51. gorgeous card!!! Beautiful cards!!! I am grateful for all the support from family, friends and especially new friends that have helped me through this difficult year.

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  52. Beautiful card! Love the layers. I am grateful for family and faith.

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  53. Wonderful inspiration - I love the way you combine so many different elements and layers! Thanks so much for sharing. Without faith and my family my life would not be as fulfilling as it is and for that I am grateful.

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  54. Wow, what an awesome card! I'm thankful for my family and my friends.

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  55. Shari, you never disappoint! This card is fantastic! I'm grateful for faith, freedom, and family!

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  56. Great card for a hubby!

    I am grateful for my salvation and fun, healthy family

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  57. I am definitely grateful for family and friends, but also for bloggers like all of you who share their ideas and knowledge so freely! Thank you! Your card is beautiful! Have you beaten in marriage years, however. It will be 44 in August...a L O N G time! Twenty-six ain't bad—Congratulations and Happy Thanksgiving!

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  58. I'm most grateful for my loving family. We may not always get along, but we stand beside each other when life gets tough.

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  59. Those dies are to die for, gorgeous card! I'm thankful I have a great husband and loving family.

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  60. Love love love
    I am greatful for the smiles I get everyday from my kids and husband

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  61. I'm most thankful for my family & friends.

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  62. I am grateful for my dh, too. Congrats on your upcoming anni. Your card is so great!

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  63. Wow, fabulous layered card :)
    My wonderful daughter!

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  64. What a pretty card.

    I am grateful with having the chance to do some of the things that make me happy- like making cards.

    Denise

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  65. I am thankful for my health. The Lord has blessed me with health that I may be able to serve him as well as my family.

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  66. Love your beautiful card. I am thankful for blessings too numerous to count! Pat K.

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  67. I am most thankful this year that we became foster parents to our cousins 13 year old daughter and that our home will be her forever home!

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  68. I am thankful for a lovely home to share with my two fur-kids

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  69. I am thankful for my faith and family and friends and all the many blessings I have been graced with! God bless!

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  70. Beautiful card, I am thankful for my dear hubby and our two wonderful little boys. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  71. Lovely card!!! I am most thankful to God for all He has given to us!

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  72. Such a Fabulous Card Shari Love this!!! xo

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  73. Shari, you crack me up! That is too funny! Your card is stunning as always! Love all the little details! What a lucky man you have.

    I am grateful for my friends this year. I don't know how I would have made it through this year without their love and support.! :)

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  74. I'm always grateful for family and friends. Your card is terrific...as always.

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  75. Happy Anniversary Shari!! Thanks so much for participating in the blog hop. I have so much I am grateful for, but most importantly, my friends, my family, my job and my home. Blessings to all.

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  76. Love all the details on this card. I'm really grateful for talented people like you who are willing to share.

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  77. What a wonderful array of patterns textures and elements...lovely card Shari!! So happy to have been a part of this hop with you:)!!

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  78. I'm so grateful for the Lord's tender mercies all year long, especially during Hurricane Sandy.

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  79. What an awesome card for you husband. Happy Anniversary! I am thankful for my son who keeps my life in perspective :)

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  80. Shari! Simply love the way you complement the different colored/patterned papers together, including the stripes of paper! I never get to put papers together so nicely. ): Anyways, thanks for participating in SSS Charity bloghop! :) And I'm grateful you gave each and everyone a chance to do a good deed indirectly (: In addition, Happy Anniversary! :D

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  81. wow what a great card! Love the thank you heart! And the details come together and are absolutely stunning. I so much to be grateful for but way up on the list is a hubby that has put up with me and my antics for over 38 years!!!!

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  82. Wow this is sooo pretty. Love all the elements in this card. I'm thankful for the smiles of my little girl. Smooches...

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  83. It is so true that our spouses really do deserve our gratitude for putting up with our humanness! Thanks for sharing your lovely card!
    I'm grateful for the love and good health of my family and friends.

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  84. Lovely card! I'm thanksful for my family and for a Mission trip I took to Honduras last September.

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  85. Thanks for the inspiration Shari - you always provide great things to look at.

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  86. Stunning card. Grateful for crafters who love to teach and share their talents.

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  87. Your husband should love your card!

    Third, I'm thankful for friends. We are able to support each other during all the ups and downs life throws at us.

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  88. Beautiful card...love that die. I am most grateful for my family.

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  89. that is a gorgeous card. I love that there is so much awesomeness to look at. I had to stare for alittle while just to make sure I didnt miss anything. I love it

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  90. Very lovely card. I always enjoy seeing what you do --- you are an inspiration. Val from IL.

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  91. wonderful inspiration....thank you!!

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  92. wonderful inspiration....thank you!!

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  93. Great card, and I am grateful to have two healthy and bright girls.

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  94. I'm most thankful for my husband and daughter and our families.

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  95. I am most thankful for the patience & resolve my husband has shown this last year. Earlier in the year he experienced a work related injury, injuring his back. Surgery was unsuccessful and he has suffered daily ever since. Still, he doesn't let it get to him. He takes it all in stride, hoping & praying for pain free days. Not sure I could be as strong as him with all that he’s been through. I’m thankful for my strong man.

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  96. Beautiful card! I'm thankful for my husband and my dog,who both can cheer me up after a tough day.

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  97. I'm grateful that i have a job I like, and that my family has weathered the Great Recession well. If i win, I would donate to the United way of New York, for Hurricane sandy victims, as I am a Katrina survivor.

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  98. A wonderful card with all these layers ! :-)

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  99. gorgeous and such texture on your card and I am blessed to have a very supportive group of friends on blogger and a fabulous husband who supports me with everything that goes wrong in life
    Hugs Kate xx

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  100. This is stunning! Love the heart cut out.

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