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Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Simon Says Stamp Gratitude Blog Hop and Charity Donation

 Hello peeps,
Today I have the pleasure of participating in a special
Simon Says Stamp Gratitude Blog Hop
which is a great way to share what we are grateful for and also share some creative ideas for expressing gratitude.
You should have arrived here from Lisa's lovely blog and if so you are on the right track :)



What are you thankful for?  This time of year we count our blessings and the things we are grateful for & today we are sharing a few of the things we are grateful for with our blog hop visitors.
There are so many things I am personally grateful for I could fill a whole post with them alone, but above all else I am the most grateful for my family & for my friends, for being able to see my children grow up & for every day I get to spend with those I love. I am also thankful for those I have loved and lost, they may no longer be on this earth but they will be forever in my heart and I am so thankful they shared my life with me & each and every one of them has helped to make me the person I am today, and all in all I think I turned out o.k lol.
  I had a lovely package of goodies from Simon Says Stamp & was spoilt for choice as to what I wanted to use on my card (thank you x), there's no need to tell my regular visitors how happy I was to see a little miss Tilda in there :)




I will be giving away a $50 donation to the charity of a commenter's choice thanks to our lovely Heidi's wonderful generosity.  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! 
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Thanks so much for visiting! The next stop in the
Simon Says Stamp Gratitude Blog Hop 
is my lovely Simon Says Stamp challenge teamie

***JOY***

 If while hopping, you encounter a broken link, you can go back to the beginning SIMON SAYS STAMP STORE BLOG  for links to everyone who is participating in the hop.
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74 comments:

  1. Hello Mandy!.. :o) Did you get my email???.. Hope so. :o) Finally home again.. and TODAY.. I am going to color my NEW stamp from you.. For sure.. :o)
    Fantastic Charity Donation.. And the card you have made is Beautiful.. I love all the roses.. and flowers.. and the combination of Colors.. Great Coloring too.. :o).. And The butterfly is stunning! :o)

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  2. Hello Mandy,
    how nice you wrote. Your post is full of gratitude, warmth and connection with your family here and on the other side. Indeed, we can be thankful for many things that we take for granted. I am thankful for such things as these, and also for the fact that I am in this world of creativity met you and other creators of gold. All around well. Tamara

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  3. Wow!! Another stunning card by Mandy :)I love the pretty papers and the way you made a flower banner at the top :)

    Have a great day!
    -Stephanie
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  4. Wow Mandy! The details on this. Lovely

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  5. This card is so sweet! Lovely colouring, details and framing of the focal image.

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  6. I want to colour like you when I grow up Mandy - the dress is a masterpiece in itself! There is so much to look at it's stunning! Have a fabulous thanksgiving :)

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  7. 11th reason to be thankful: All the generous artists and crafts people who share ideas, tips, tutorials and their love online.

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  8. 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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  9. 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 cards!! 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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  10. Adore the detail in your card! I am thankful for so many things in my life (I feel like I'm always adding to my gratitude list), but topping my list is my husband. I am so thankful to be married to someone so supportive, encouraging, and loving.

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  11. Wow, this is gorgeous! Such a cute Tilda! And I love the fabulous butterfly!

    love Mags B x

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  12. This is stunning, Mandy!

    HUGS SUSY

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  13. How adorable! I'm grateful for my creativity, it gives me so much joy!

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  14. Gorgeous card Mandy :-) Tilda is lovely and all the details are so pretty :-) I LOVE the flower banner and arrangement ! beautiful :-)

    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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  15. I checked out a few cards on your blog and your work is amazing!

    I am thankful to my Heavenly Father for so many things including my salvation, family, friends, and my job.

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  16. Really cute card! I am grateful for having a good job and great friends and family.

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  17. This is an adorable image! :)

    Most grateful for my family--God's greatest blessings in my life...

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  18. WOW! Such a beautiful card and so much to look at with all the detail. I am so grateful for a wonderful loving family and talented crafters.

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  19. OMGosh your card is darling! I love little Miss Tilda... she is too cute! Thanks so much for your inspiration and for a chance to be entered in the charity donation and 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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  20. I just love your card here MAndy, it´s so gorgeous and well made. I´m sooo grateful, that I have such a lovely family and sooo many wonderful friends all over the world.

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  21. love your card and magnolia stamps
    I am most grateful for friends and family

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  22. This is Stunning Mandy..Loz

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  23. Oh wow, Mandy, this is stunning! Such fab papers and beautifully coloured image. Awesome! Hugs! xx

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  24. Beautiful card--love the gorgeous layers too! I'm thankful for my awesome family and friends.

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  25. Such a sweet card, Mandy! I love all the fabulous details and your amazing coloring!

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  26. Oh my, but your colouring is FANTASTIC!! Gorgeous cards. My family and my husband - they are the Top 2 on my Gratitude list. Thank you for sharing and inspiring.

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  27. Such a sweet thank you card. Thank you for sharing.

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  28. Cute and beautifully created card. It is so perfect in all it's details!
    I am most grateful for my wonderful family and count my blessings everyday!

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  29. Oh my goodness Mandy I just got chills reading your weather post. Hope you mum is safe. So lovely to be hopping with you and LOVE what you created. Wishing you all the best. Fondly, Kathy

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

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  31. What a lovely card! Love all the different textures you used on this. I am thankful for family, friends and good health. Happy Thanksgiving! Love the drawing for a charity, it is truly the holiday spirit!

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  32. Very cute card! I am thankful for my loving family.

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  33. I am so grateful for so many blessings but most of all for my wonderful husband.

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  34. This card is gorgeous!
    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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  35. I love Tilda! 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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  36. 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! So, so cute!

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  37. i to am so grateful for my family and friends and the fact that we have been spared all the awful weather that has damaged so many homes all over the world.

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  38. Beautiful card, love the flowers and your coloring is magnificent!! I am most grateful for my beautiful 5 year old daughter, the roof over our heads, and my job:)

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  39. Especially love the purple dress!

    I am grateful for my salvation and fun, healthy family

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  40. Wow, amazing details and so much love in your cards! I'm thankful for priceless friends and family times.

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

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  42. Great card and amazing coloring! I am thankful for generous people in the world who make life better for others!

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  43. I love this image... very beautiful. And so is your card :)
    I'm grateful for my family (hubby and three sons)
    Hugs!

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  44. 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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  45. I am thankful that where I live we get enough rain to allow me to grow pretty flowers in the garden.

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  46. I am most grateful for my loving husband who is very supportive and tolerant. Your Tilda is adorable, thanks for sharing.

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

    Beautiful Card!

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  48. So CUUUUUTE Love this sweet Card!!!

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  49. Lovely card!!!!

    I am most grateful for all of the wonderful people who make my life so rich!

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  50. Love the snowman card, I am thankful for my happy, healthy family!

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  51. Beautifull butterfly!
    So thankful for the positive community of card makers out there so willing to share ideas and tips!

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  52. This card is just absolutely darling. Your coloring just blows me away.

    This year I am truly grateful for my friends! :)

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  53. I'm always thankful for family and friends. Your work is gorgeous...wow!

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  54. 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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  55. So sorry for all the flooding in your area. I hope you weather the storm okay. Love your sweet card. I'm really grateful for the warmth and shelter of family and friends.

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  56. I'm most grateful for all the Lord has done for us this year, especially His protection during Hurricane Sandy!

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  57. Oh my! This card is sooo beautiful! I love the coloring, the shading, the lovely flowers that decorates like a banner, the way you put all the different patterned papers together and importantly, the beautifully embellished butterfly on the left, and the small cute butterfly charm on the right. Can I have a chance to own this card? haha.
    Oh ya, back to topic, I am grateful to have a chance to participate in this meaningful blog hop organised by SSS and thankful that you gave us a chance to "hop" to your blog to be able to see your wonderful art piece! :D

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  58. What a great card.The papers are great! What fun. Your coloring is awesome!
    I am thankful for a warm house to sit in and visit such amazing blogs!

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  59. Super cute thank you!
    I am most grateful for the love and good health of my family and friends. And thanks to Simon Says Stamp for the chance to win a great gift for a charity!

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  60. Aww I love Tilda, love the colors in your card and all the flowers. So beautiful. I'm very grateful for my family and dor a Mission trip to honduras I made last September.

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  61. You snowmen pop off the page - gorgeous.

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  62. Stunning cards.
    Grateful for wonderful family and friends.

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  63. Adorable card, Tilda is colored beautifully.

    I thank God for a warm house. I often think of those who suffered Sandy and can't even begin to imagine what life must be like now.

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  64. Thank you for sharing these cards this weekend.

    Gratitude is the idea for the day. Finding gratitude for everything in our lives is paramount. Being grateful for family & their support is most important to me, but also for the sharing that happens in the stamping world. Thank you!

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  65. what a cute and stunning card. I dont own any magnolia stamps YET.. It seems like they are so fun to color.. your coloring of this one is great. thanks for sharing

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  66. wow Mandy stunning card i am thankful for my family and so glad my mum is still here with us!

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  67. such a pretty card...love the little details of the charm and twine. Adds so much. I am most grateful for my close and healthy family!

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  68. 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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  69. A few weeks ago there were big floods in our country and many people lost everything they had, so in that moments you learn to cherish every little thing you have, because you know there are so many in need out there. So I’m thankful for everyone that helped those who were affected by the disasters, it gave me hope that we can still find unity in these hard times.

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  70. Wow, wow, wow, just love this Mandy, gorgeous colours and your colouring is beautiful x

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  71. I am thankful for my family and our health. Love your card. Just beautiful.
    Linda

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  72. stunning as always says Bridget, and I am blessed with the most wonderfully supportive husband and so many supportive and wonderful blogging friends
    Hugs Kate xx

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Mandy xx

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