Simple Thanks and Blog Candy!

Hi friends!  As I was unpacking a few more boxes last night I came across a shoe box that had a bunch of items that were intended for blog candy many moons ago, but never got posted because of some family matters that came up and took over life as we knew it.  Anyhow, the lost has been found and it's time for a little blog candy from a few of my favorite companies.

But before I get to it, I've got a very simple card to share with you.  So simple!  It uses the Mariposa stack from DCWV, a scrap of La Creme paper, a sentiment stamp from Celebration of Thanks, a circle punch and a border punch.  That's it!  Really simple, but I just loved these papers and wanted them to take center stage!


Okay, on with the blog candy.   Just leave a comment here on this post telling me one thing you're thankful for as this new year begins.  The comment deadline to be eligible for the random drawing is Monday, January 9 at 8pm Mountain.  The winner will receive everything listed below (a $140+ value), all brand new and just waiting to be played with!


First up, a few fabulous CutUps dies from The Cat's Pajamas.
  • Heart Trio
  • Apron Strings
  • Cloud Border
And a couple of my favorite stamp sets from Waltzingmouse Stamps
A host of goodies from Pizzazz Aplenty
And two Spellbinders dies that have been hanging around since I ended up with duplicates

176 comments

  1. Julee, that is a lovely Thank you card. I love DCWV papers and can always find something fun to make from their stacks.
    Hmmm, I need to put 2011 behind me. In Oct, Nov and Dec 2011, 5 people dear to me passed away.The hardest loss was my Father-in-law.
    The one thing that I am thankful for as this New Year begins is that I still have my wonderful Mother (she will be 82yr) in my life.

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  2. First of all, a very happy new year to you! May it be the best yet!
    Second, your card is stunning! So simple, yet so elegant. Absolutely beautiful!
    And then, the candy! OH MY, what a fantastic candy!
    I have to say, picking just one thing to be thankful for is hard! The obvious are of course family and friends, good health and a great hobby.
    I'm thankful for sweet Verve that opened for shipping to Norway in the past year. ;)
    But right now, I'm especially thankful for my darling husband who let me have my very own craft room in our house. I moved in right before christmas, he helped me set up with shelves and storage, and most importantly, he lets me spend time in there (almost) whenever I want! Gotta love him! <3 :)

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  3. Hi Julee, beautiful card! love the design and colors.
    I am thankful that I am still here alive which is most important and healthy, for the great 2011 year I have and blessing received and friends known, great family.

    Luanne
    myfootahead at gmail dot com
    craftersreference.blogspot.com

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  4. I am thankful for my wonderful husband who has so much patience with me and my dogs. I'm thankful for family, having a job and being able to spend some freetime making cards which I love.

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  5. Julie, I love to follow your blog. Your cards are so amazing, Thanks Lori

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  6. I love your Thank You card. Those papers truly are beautiful! I am thankful for the death to the drama! I had so much drama in 2011 that would just not fade away, and it already looks like in 2012 it is GONE! YAY ME! So thankful for that! Thanks for a chance to win an AMAZING blog candy!

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  7. I have lots to be thankful for New Year so just to name a few would be that my hubby and son were with me this season and made Christmas most memorable and New Years Eve party was a blast filled with laughter and oodles of fun... made ringing it in filled with hope and blessings.

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  8. Happy New Year Julee! Blessings to you and Mr. Verve. I'm in the major Thank You card making right now too, and this simple design is an awesome one I will use. I am so blessed, it is hard to pick one thing I'm thankful for. I have a wonderful husband, great kids, and adorable grandkids. I guess I'm most thankful for family! ♥

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  9. Love your card...and Happy New Year! As I get older, I am more and more thankful for my health and well being. I am so blessed and really can't ask for more. Thank you for the opportunity to win this wonderful "stash" of goodies. I'd love to have it in my arsenal.

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  10. Well this is a fabulous way to start the New Year~ Happy to you BTW. Thanks for the opportunity~

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  11. love the card and the opportunity to win this fabulous prize..I am very grateful and thankful for the peace I feel in my heart ...There are many things in my life I have no control over, and accepting them as they are and finding the peace I need and want are what I am very thankful for.

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  12. Lovely card. I like when they come together easily and yet look so professional. And wowza!! What great blog candy. Thanks for the offer. I am thankful for so many things, including this wonderful hobby and all the great people whose stories I get to hear and share in a bit. But I guess I'm most thankful for the progress with my son. We've had so many behavioral issues with him, and have put in a lot of effort in getting him help and building his social skills. I love to see him thriving and making friends and fitting in. And I love that he still stands out, is unique and amazing, and shows his overwhelming potential to be and do so much in the world. He inspires me to be and do more.

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  13. First, what a beautiful card! As for what I am thankful....I am thankful to be in a loving and caring marriage. My husband is my best friend who is always caring and supportive!

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  14. Thankful for family! Thanks for the chance!!!

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  15. Such a pretty card. The blog candy is awesome. Would love to play with that candy. Just love your cards Julee. I am so thankful for family and good health. It was a great 2011 and may 2012 be even better for everyone. Happy New Year Julee to you and yours!

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  16. I love your card!
    I'm thankful for my FAMILY.

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  17. OMW - your card is simply lovely. That butterfly peeking out of the corner and the striped ribbon, nice. I am thankful for my family this year. My DH job brought us to a new area after 17 years, when my son from CA came to visit over the holidays it was the first time this place really felt like home because family was all together in one place and I realized just how much I love each and every one of them. Thanks for the opportunity for some blog candy.

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  18. Julie, Such a pretty card. I love to follow your blog. Your cards are so amazing, Thanks Min

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  19. Beautiful card Julee, I always love your touches of black so elegant! This year I am so very thankful for my salvation because without that all of my other blessings would be meaningless! Happy New Year.

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  20. I am thankful for some positive changes that have occurred withing my family

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  21. What a lovely blog you have. I found it while looking at Splitcoast. I have just discovered Verve and picked up their birds and a few sentiments.. What I am most thankful for this year is celebrating my first year of marriage to my husband. I lost my first one 5 years ago and thought my chance at happiness was over. But this shows you that second chances do happen and I am so blessed.

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  22. What a beautiful card! I think you were very wise to just allow the papers to do the work. One thing I am thankful for today is my happy and healthy family. I don't know where I would be without them.

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  23. First of all, let me say that my stamps came the other day and I just adore them!

    I am so very thankful for my family. Without them, I would be forever lost!

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  24. Happy New Year! I wish health, love and inspiration for new projects!
    The card is so addictive! Selection and combination of colors is exciting! Real magic! Congratulations!
    Thanks for the chance! Candy is really fantastic!

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  25. I'm thankful for my wonderful husband who takes care of me and spoils me too. Pretty cars, thanks.

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  26. I am thankful for eyes to see all the beauty around me and healthy hands that can transform the inspiration into something useful.

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  27. As always, I am thankful for my children. Thanks for all the wonderful creations you share with us to give us inspiration and for a chance at your blog candy. Happy New Year!

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  28. First of all I'm thankful for my Lord and Savior and then my Best Friend my husband! Tommy!

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  29. Happy New Year! Maybe this is the year that I'll win a bit of candy..and yet just to peek in on your creativity is candy in itself ~ thanks so much for sharing your wonderful creativity with us! I'm thankful for so many things, but I guess I would have to say, my family ~ love my family! Thanks again for this opportunity to win and have a wonderful day *hugs*

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  30. First off let me say that your card is stunnig as usual, you are an amazing artist! I am thankful for many things going into this new year, especially family. The most endearing is knowing that my mother is now cancer free. She was diagnost with lung cancer last spring and had surgery to remove half of her lung. I am extremely happy to say that this amazing woman who I call my best friend will still be blessing me with her kindness and unconditional love for many years to come! Thanks for such great blog candy, you rock!

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  31. Love the simple design of your card and the papers you used-very pretty!

    Lots to be thankful for but especially my faith in God.

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  32. The card is beautiful!

    I am thankful for my family, especially my kids, who can make any day more brighter.

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  33. I am thankful for my wonderful husband of two years. I love your thanks card, soooo pretty.

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  34. Hi Julee! Happy New Year to you and Mr. Verve!! Your card is beautiful. So sweet, clean, and simple. Thank you for your generosity and a chance to win. I'm thankful for many things. My wonderful family and for wisdom in being an older mom. And the chance to show my kids God's love and raise them to think of others. You have a very exciting year ahead of you and I wish you much happiness! Blessings!!

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  35. I am thankful for my children. They love me and hug me and supply endless surprises for me.

    Thanks for the beautiful card as well.

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  36. Love your card as always! 2011 was a blur and 2012 will be another challenging year. My dh & I have elderely parents who all require help on some level and last fall we moved my dad in with us. My dh, ds & dd have supported me in such a way that I don't know if I could express the depth of it through words. Usually young people, 23 & 17, are not even interested in "old folks" but my kids have served their grandfather in such a way that I am humbled to be their mom. Without their help and support there's no way I could do this and it is the love that has flowed out of this experience that has changed all of us forever. That is what I am grateful for!

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  37. Pretty card!

    I'm grateful for the health of my family and myself.

    Thanks for the chance to win. May you have a blessed year. :)

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  38. What a simply beautiful card! I would love the chance to win your blog candy.
    Susan B.

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  39. Beautiful card, Julee. I love the simplicity and beauty of it. ;-)

    This year, I am grateful for the prospect of having another year of time with my little family. They are the only thing that matters in my life, and I am looking forward to another year of growth and learning for my little ones, and another year of having my husband to love and to love me.

    Thanks for all your beautiful inspiration!

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  40. Happy New Year Julee and thank you for constantly inspiring me with all your beautiful creations!
    As this new yer begins, I'm thankful for the my wonderful husband who puts up with my crafty obsessions!

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  41. I just love this card. So simple, so elegant! I am thankful for so many things: today I am most thankful for the gift of creativity. I can't imagine life without being able to express myself through art. I am thankful for you; you inspire me everyday with your words and your creations, and I am thankful for the stamp company you started that makes creating such a joy!
    Have a fantastic day, Julee!

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  42. wow!! What beautiful paper!! Love that sweet little butterfly :) I am so thankful for so many things, but I think one thing that stands out is my new home, peaceful, gorgeous view and a new studio!! What an amazing blog candy!! Wow!! Hugs, Julee!

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  43. I love simple and striking cards and this one fits that bill! Thanks for the chance at some blog candy too!

    Paige

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  44. what a gorgeous card! simple yes, but oh so elegant! your projects always amaze me, thanks so much for the fabulous inspiration and for a chance to win your awesome candy. :)

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  45. I am extremely thankful for the health of my family. We are so blessed to be strong, smart, and happy!
    Thanks for this opportunity to win some gorgeous bling and goodies!

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  46. Julee, beautiful card, love it!

    I'm very thankful this year to have a good job, a house over our head, food on the table and a healthy family.

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  47. I am thankful for my son's happiness. It was a difficult 6 months for him to be unemployed as a university grad.

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  48. Love the CAS card :) Great use of the DP to frame the corner.

    I am thankful 2011 is over LOL! It was a tough year in many ways...with some highlights along the way to help make it through (guest Diva at the top of the list of course!). Amidst the trials of the year, I was thankful for a faithful God who is my rock and my anchor as well as my peace and my joy.

    Beginning 2012 I am thankful for a new year ahead and the opportunity of new beginnings (guess that has to include beginning a new decade in a few weeks - eeek!). Always thankful for my family and for God's endless patience, faithfulness and love. Thanks for the chance to win and have a great day :)

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  49. Your card is lovely. I love the simple design and soft colors.

    Thank you for the chance to win these goodies. Although cliche, I am thankful for my family and friends.

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  50. Thankyou, Julee. It's so nice to read other's gratitude offerings. We got a new puppy who is adding so much fun to our lives. I'm thankful for him and my awsome family.

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  51. Поздравляю вас с новым годом! Замечательная открытка и замечательная конфетка! Рада к вам присоединиться.

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  52. Julee, i look forward to every post you make and count on you for inspiration....you never let me down. I am thankful for so many things, but today I must give a shout out to all my blogging buddies...that I have never met, for inspiring me with marvelous creations, tips and techiques each day. Blessings, Diane

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  53. What a lovely CAS card, Julee! I'm thankful for so many things...hard to narrow it down, so I'm going with a simple response since it's so doggone cold this week and that's being thankful for a warm place to live! I'm also thankful for a chance to win such awesome blog candy - lol!

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  54. Happy New Year, Julee! Hope all is well with you!

    I have to say the thing I'm most thankful for is my faith in the Lord above who can pull me out of any sort of funk at any time, any place!

    Hugs,
    Amy

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  55. What a lovely card! Simple, sweet and classy. Love the chance to win the goodies, thank you for the opportunity.

    What I am most grateful for is that after diagnosis in Sept 2007 with stage 4 cancer,my husband of 36 years is still here and hanging in there. We met as juniors in High School and I cannot imagine my life without him. I am thankful every day that he is such a fighter!

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  56. Happy New Year Julee to you & your family! Your card is lovely!

    I am thankful everyday for a loving, merciful God & all of his creations, health & Family!!!

    Also for my great talented blogging friends and the ability to be a part of such a fun, creative hobby! Hugs Lori R.

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  57. Another gorgeous card, Julee, and every happiness to you as you enjoy the first full year in your lovely new home! I am, as always, most thankful for the love & support & friendship of those around me. This year I will be celebrating the birth of my first Grandchild (a girl!), so I am super excited and extremely grateful for that.

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  58. Very beautiful card! Thank you for always sharing your beautiful creations.

    Today, I am grateful for my wonderful husband - his birthday is today. I pray we celebrate many, many more together.

    Thank you for the chance to win this great blog candy.

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  59. A happy and healthy New Year to you. I am thankful that after a horrendous year my husband is still hanging on to life and has improved to the extent that he no longer needs morphine and can again walk unaided.

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  60. What a great card! Wow, there are so many things I'm thankful for in the new year. #1 on the list has to be God. Just last night I was telling my husband that I don't know how we could make it without our faith and God to depend on, during good times and bad.

    Cheryl
    blondiee975@gmail.com

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  61. I have too many things to list that I am thankful for. I am Blessed beyond words! Probably most important, is my wonderful husband of 26 years. I love him more today that ever and I can truly say that he is my best friend. Thanks for opportunity to win the blog candy. Love the simplicity of the card.

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  62. Wow- this is a WONDERFUL pile of goodies!
    I'm most grateful that my family is healthy, happy, and together.
    thanks so much for the chance to win your generous offering. : )

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  63. Such a beautiful little thank you note! Love the font of the sentiment!

    I haven't bopped over in a while, but I wanted to say thank you for changing your posts so that they show up in google reader! I love being able to get a quick glimpse of your beautiful work while scrolling through on my phone ;o) Oh yes! And huge congratulations on your pregnancy...you are about to be an incredibly busy woman! Such fun though!

    Thank you for the chance at these wonderful goodies! I have to say that I am thankful for my family. This time last year, my hubby and I were separating. It was not a fun time, but we have reconciled and are now stronger than ever. It makes me so very thankful to be able to spend all those little moments with my son and my husband every day! ;o) Take care of those little babies, your man and most of all, you!

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  64. Debbie G
    Beautiful card... Happy New Year !!
    I am so thankful for my Daughters & 5 Grandchildren and my Friends.
    debbieanng@yahoo.com

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  65. That is a truly beautiful card. I am thankful for good kids and a husband who is a good supporter for us so I can stay at home to be there for my children and enjoy my crafting whenever I want to.

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  66. Gorgeous card! Beautiful colors and wonderful created!

    I am thankful that God has given me the chance to love, create, and show my faith in Him daily!

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  67. love your card it very pretty. i am thankful that with the way the economy is i still have a job.

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  68. Indeed, happy New Year to you and thank you, as always, for sharing your wonderful talents with all of us, especially those like me who are more creatively challenged than you are! What I am thankful for this year? That I have survived to see the new year!

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  69. I'm happy the twin babies my dauhgter is pregnant are healthy at 13 weeks of gestation.

    (Excuse my poor english).

    Thanks for the blog candy!

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  70. Your cards are so very beautiful. You pay such attention to detail -- just gorgeous!! Wishing you a Happy New Year, and looking forward to following your blog for great ideas! This year, I am most thankful for my family and the chance to spend quality time with them. :)

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  71. Your card is absolutely gorgeous!! What a fun way to start the new year and bless someone with a fun creative package!! Thanks for the chance to win!

    Starting last September our world seemed like it was falling apart. My Mom had a stroke, my mother-in-law was put in Hospice and then someone who is like a Dad to us had a massive stroke. There were two weeks we thought we'd lose both Mom's. our "Dad" was given 5 days to live. While we've had some loss as my Mother-in-law passed away we still have my Mom and our "Dad". I am so thankful that my Mom is doing better and our "Dad" is coming home this next week. I'm thankful for miracles! I'm thankful for family! I'm thankful for all the little steps that are taking place.

    Blessings to you for 2012!

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  72. What a beautiful card! Always love your creations... I am so thankful my family is healthy and happy and everybody has jobs! Life is good.

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  73. Wow Julee, beautiful card.
    Thanks for the chance to win your blog candy! I am thankful for many things this year. I do have to say that I am especially thankful to my hard working husband who sadly lost his job in June, but after 5 months got another one that took us from FL to VA. He works hard now and puts in many hours so that I can now stay home with our girls instead of working and having to put them in daycare.

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  74. thank you for sharing your creative side with everyone (me)and you are so creative...I'm so thankful i can take it one day at a time...here's looking to 2012

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  75. I am thankful to have my family home together going into the new year!

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  76. Your card is so pretty and the colors and papers are great.. I too, believe Thank you's are often overlooked and should be a must in 2012..and always.. Thanks for sharing.. My Thankful reason is my FATHER, who after several life threatening hospital stays in 2011 has fought hard to stay with us and lived and continues to struggle but I'm thankful he is alive and feeling good enough to be home and in my constant care. I gave up my corporate job to be his caregiver and I love it.. God IS AMAZING..

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  77. I am so thankful for my health which is so easy to take for granted

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  78. Love your card! First of all I am thankful for the wonderful family I have, my health and those of my family and friends and a good paying job!

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  79. Oh WOW - what fabulous blog candy!!

    As always, first and foremost, I am thankful for my Heavenly Father! I am also thankful for my gorgeous husband and beautiful kids - life is rich, we are blessed!

    Thank you for the chance to win Julee. Hope you and those growing babes are doing well!

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  80. What a beauty! I love the softness and how you used the circle punch to capture some intricate details of the papers!
    My daughter and I are reading through all of the Little House on the Prairie books. It has made me so incredibly thankful for an abundance of food, shelter, and health. It has made me so appreciative of the little things in life that I so take for granted.

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  81. Happy New Year Julee!!....great mix of DCWV paper on your beautiful card. I'm most thankful for my daughter who has encouraged me to open my eyes and heart to allow a wonderful man to love me. It took me 18 years to realize I deserve to be happy and can enjoy my life without feeling guilty.

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  82. Thank you for offering up some awesome blog candy!
    I'm most thankful that I live in a country that allows us to pursue our dreams without fear of retribution.
    And I'm thankful that God has given YOU (and Mark) the incredible miracles growing within you.

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  83. Julee, your card is GORGEOUS! Love the butterflies and the beautiful colour scheme!

    WOW, what an AMAZING blog candy...you're so generous and you're going to make one crafty girl SUPER happy! Seriously, one of the BEST blog candies I've EVER seen!

    As for what I'm grateful for...it's SO hard to choose just one thing! As a matter of fact, my "one little word" is "grattitude". I guess I'm MOST grateful for my WONDERFUL and SUPPORTIVE family..but, on a more basic level, I'm SO grateful to have been one of the more fortunate people on Earth just being born in a developed country...here, we take SO much for granted that A LOT of other people just don't have...such as running water, food, medical care, etc...

    Anyway, I wish you ALL the BEST in 2012!
    Hugs,
    Naomi

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  84. Happy New Year! And what a year you have ahead of you. This is a beautiful card and I love the papers you used. Julee, you are so generous with this blog candy so thanks for the opportunity to add to our stash!

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  85. Happy New year! Your card is gorgeous! I am thankful to be going into the new year with jobs for both of us, a roof over our heads, and a happy family!

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  86. Dear Julee, your card is simply beautiful. As all the previous ones. I love to pop up here for some inspiration.

    This year I am thankful for my child. 2011 was wonderful year for me cause my second daughter was born. I love to see my both girls playing and laughing, what happens all the time. Cannot imagine my life without them now.

    Thanks for great opportunity to win such a big bunch of goodies.

    I wish you and yours all the best in 2012!
    May all your wishes come true!


    Regards

    Marta

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  87. Thanks so much for a chance to win such a huge bunch of eye candy!!!!
    I am so thankful that my son at the age of 19 still loves being with his parents

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  88. Thanks for this chance.

    I'm thankful my Dad is going to be okay.

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  89. Your cards are so very beautiful.

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  90. What a beautiful card! I am so thankful for my family and friends (especially my grandson). Without them I would be very lonely. I am also thankful for a great job and co-workers who make my day.

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  91. Beautiful card. I love how the simplicity of the design allows the beauty of the papers to shine.

    I have much to be grateful for. I have a wonderful family, our health, friends, etc. Number one on my heart is that I am so thankful my grandfather lived past Christmas so we could have one more whole family Christmas Eve together.

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  92. Happy New Year to you Julie:) What am I thankful for??? Hmmm...many things:) I have a very fullfilling life. Most of all, I am thankful for my 3 children, who drive me crazy. Every. Single. Day. But I would not trade them for anything in the whole world and they have taught me so much more than I could have ever imagined!!! And my loving hubby as well- who couldn't be a better daddy:)

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  93. That card is gorgeous! I'm thankful that my family is healthy and that after 25 years, my DH is still my best friend!

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  94. I love the simplicity and elegance of your card! Thanks for the chance to win such generous blog candy. Right now, I am super thankful for an amazing year of experiences performing for vets with my Andrews Sisters tribute group. It's been a fantastic journey so far!

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  95. Happy New Year! Thanks, Julie, for inspiring us every day with your beautiful work...

    I am thankful for my family and for my friends who are like family...especially those that love to paper-craft too and are willing to share their 'toys'!

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  96. Happy new year, Julie. Love your work and inspiration. I am grateful for the opportunity to be retired, have time to do all the crafting and bible studying I want. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  97. Happy New Year! I'm thankful that we have our entire family under one roof and that we are all healthy. Thank you for a chance to win some goodies!

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  98. Love your card... The papers are just gorgeous.

    I'm definitely grateful and thankful for my health and well being. I strive to cherish every moment of my life and treasure everything especially the people around me.

    Thanks for the chance to win the blog candy.

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  99. I'm very thankful for my wonderful family and our continued good health. I'm also very thankful for this wonderful crafty blogging community - it's so wonderful that inspiration is just a few clicks away :o) Have a wonderful 2012, Julee! There are many exciting days ahead for you :o)

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  100. Thank you so much for a chance to win the blog candy. I hope your New Year brings you everything you want. I'm thankful for my family and friends, a job that I like.

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  101. Happy New Year! So glad the moving in is going well. I'm so thankful for a new year full of promise and new hopes as I had a very successful surgery three weeks ago and my recovery has been going extremely well. Thanks for the chance to enter!

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  102. Happy New Year and thank you for a chance at this wonderful blog candy!! This year I am thankful for my wonderful family and friends and the support they have given during the pursuit of my degree.

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  103. Happy New Year to you!!
    I am so thankful that my family is healthy!! I love the inspiration I get from following your blog! I love, love labels and have never seen those before. Oh and the rhinestones and faux pearls are a must have in my stash! Thank you for this chances! Karrie O.

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  104. I'm thankful for all the friends and family that have helped me over the past two months since my Mom was admitted to hospital. I know they will be there for me in the new year as we start the rehabilitation process.

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  105. Happy New Year Julee! Blessings to you .
    I am so blessed, it is hard to pick one thing I'm thankful for. I have a wonderful son, family and friends, I'm healthy and so my family members and mostly i'm most thankful for my life and the opportunity that God gives me everyday to be a better person with his love and pacience.

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  106. WOW Julie, that is some amazing blog candy!!! Thanks for the chance to win it; I am very thankful these days that my 2 kids are doing so well; both in happy relationships, both with good jobs and their own homes. It's not easy out there these days so my husband and I know that we are truly blessed!
    (Beautiful card too; love when the papers do most of the work, lol!)
    Kathyc on SCS

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  107. I am thankful for my husband of 23 years, my two daughters, my church and my crafting toys. I especially appreciate Verve stamps and blog. I discovered them this past summer. It was wonderous to be able to purchase absolutely beautiful verses in stamps I could afford. The blog and website show me numerous ways to use the stamps. The projects are quite lovely. they fill the recipient with happiness and bless me as I get to make them. I am trying to show you that you have been a blessing to me. Thanks so much for sharing yourself.

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  108. Julee, Happy New Year to you! I am thankful for my family and my health and too many things to list. Thanks for the opportunity to win this awesome blog candy.

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  109. I am thankful for a warm winter's day. 30's today; 40's tomorrow! MN is usually so cold. Thanks for the candy opportunity, Julee. Someone's going to be so happy.

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  110. I am so thankful for my friends, I feel blessed everyday!

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  111. Your card is SO elegant! One would NEVER believe that it was easy to create.

    I am thankful that I have recently retired from a career that took over my house, as well as my life. Now, a room that was TOTALLY dedicated to my work, is my CRAFTING STUDIO!!

    It's not a perfectly equipped space, but it is SO peaceful -- and I love it!!

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  112. Such a lovely card! your creations are amazing. I am thankful that God has been with me through trying times last year when I had to juggle between my job and taking care of mt little 2 year old son.

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  113. Happy New Year to all .. Im thankful that 2011 is OVER and I dont ever want another year like that as long as I live .. WOW .Just looking up and forward to happier times .. and a really nice Christmas in 2012 .. yip I believe we 'll still be here ..Hugs Anne

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  114. I'm thankful that good things can come from what seems like utter distruction. During this last year I caught a cheating husband, got divorced, filed for bankruptcy, lost my house, moved from 2300 sq ft into a studio apartment, and totaled my car. All seemingly bad things but a new life has come from all of that. I'm happy. And I'm thankful.

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  115. It is incredible, you are always doing magic with simple things, sometimes I want to make a card, and I always think something complicate, but your design teaches me to think differently. Thanks for the chance to win the huge candy. In the year of 2011, I have met some many awesome people that otherwise I would never met, I have grown a team of partners to work together to achieve our goals,we are moving forward and supporting each other. I am so thankful that I am so blessed by this team.

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  116. Thank you for your inspirations.
    Why am I thankful for 2012? I'm still vertical, not horizontal. Life is a daily gift. May God be in each person's heart.

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  117. I am so thankful for my 95 year old mother, who still makes me laugh and listens to my problems and gives me her limitless love.

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  118. Don't you LOVE when you find a little "treasure" like that? I'm thankful for the little things in life that makes me smile. Everyday!

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  119. I am thankful for so many blessings--family, friends, and health and strength. I am particularly thankful for this wonderful venue we call the blog. It's a great place to share our passion as paper artist.

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  120. Your card is beautiful! I'm thankful for family and friends who are always there for me and ready to lend a hand or just hang out!

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  121. I just love this card!! Great inspiration!

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  122. Wow, this is some serious blog candy to win. This year I am thankful that all my children and family are doing well and in good health. I am also thankful for the stamping community and all that we share (artistically) with eachother.

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  123. That is a great card, simple and elegant. I would love to play with some of that candy. this year I am thankful for so much. i am thankful that my husband is supportive of my hobby and gave me my own craft room for Christmas but most off all I am thankful that My father has survived his chemo treatments and cancer so far, not in remission but he has a more time. at least time for one more family vacation.

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  124. Simple . . . the life God has blessed me with. Happy New Year!!

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  125. "Happy New Year!" Your card is fabulous and the colors are great
    together. Many thanks for the opportunity to win such great
    and fun blog candy!
    Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  126. Love your card!!! I am thankful for a lot of things, but especially for health! Happy New Year!

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  127. Beautiful card! I luv your stamps!

    It is not possible to give one thing I am thankful for there are too many, so I will hold it down to 2! I am thankful God's grace and I am thankful for my hubby who is a gift from God!

    Thanks for the chance for blog candy!

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  128. I loved reading all these comments! Health and family are what is the most popular and that is what I am most thankful for as well.
    Thank you for sharing with us :-)

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  129. Such a beautiful card, thanks for sharing.

    It's great to read other comments about what they are thankful for - all very similar and some so very simple.

    I am thankful for family and friends and also for continued opportunities to be inspired in my crafting by people like yourself - huge, huge thanks.

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  130. I am thankful to be able to surf online being inspired by all the beautiful cards out there. I have so much to learn . . . it is going to be a fun journey.

    Celestial Things

    baychriz at gmail dot com

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  131. I am thankful for all the creative talent in blogland that helps keep me inspired, especially when I'm at a creative stand-still!!!

    Happy 2012!

    Victoria Merrick

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  132. I am thankful first and foremost for: A FORGIVING GOD!!! and the unconditional love of my family and friends. Also, the ability to make beautiful things with paper.

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  133. Love the card. I am most thankful for my two adult children. My daughter has given me two wonderful grandchildren and a great son-in-law and my son who was married last June and has given me a wonderful daughter-in-law. I would be even more thankful if there was another grand-child or two or three or more.

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  134. Julee-

    This card is beautiful and I love its simplicity.

    This new year I am thankful that my husband found a job just before Christmas, that my family has been healthy and safe and we survived the 5 months of unemployment (and pray we don't have to do it ever again). Can you tell I am thankful- and even moreso for him!

    Happy New Year!
    Heidi

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  135. wow what a fabulous card! I have to say that I am thankful most for my family and friends. we often take for granted the little things in life so I am thankful for those as well.

    Carrie

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  136. The DP choice and simplicity are fabulous. Beautiful card!

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  137. What a wonderful card, Julee! Today I am so thankful for my husband who has been my rock during a rough couple of years. He never ceases making me laugh, helping me take myself less seriously, and to generally loosen the heck up! :) I love him dearly and am so blessed he is in my life!

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  138. This card is so wonderful! Great job. I am thankful for my wonderful husband. He will be gone on deployment for much of this year. Having him gone makes me treasure when he is here so much more!

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  139. I love the simplicity of your card.
    I am thankful that I am able to carry on with my charity work, and also take time out for crafting.

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  140. Oh, my; so much to be thankful for, besides my beloved craft room! I am a senior in a 55+ community and everyday I am thankful for my relatively good health [except that darned arthritis]; I'm just so lucky to be able to help others in my community! At my age, that's a biggie! OH! And I'm also thankful for your blog candy, especially if I win it!

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  141. Julee, great candy, thanks for letting us have a chance to win it. I am thankful for my family, who stands by me and holds me up during stress. My family who makes me laugh and feel like the best mom and wife ever. I am thankful that I am so spoiled and loved. Not everyone has that luxury, hopefully they can find it. Have a great New Year Julee.

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  142. What a wonderful card—so simple and yet so striking! And the goodies look like tons of fun, too! Can't wait to see more!
    Teresa

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  143. Happy New Year! Thanks for the great opportunity to win some fabulous prizes. I'm thankful for my health and family. My mom has been such a blessing to my boys as they head off to college. She has given them a place to stay while they go to college. What a blessing.

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  144. Your card is gorgeous, Julee. ;) I love the blues and black.
    I am thankful for Jesus, plain and simple. He gives me hope and makes everything beautiful in my life.

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  145. Szczęśliwego Nowego Roku !
    Jestem wdzięczna za zdrowie moje i mojej rodziny i za możliwość wygranej wspaniałego candy :)

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  146. The one thing I'm thankful for is: I'm not alone. I have a lot of family and friends that I love and they love me and are in my life. I have seen what being alone does to people and am very thankful not to be in that position.

    Rebecca
    brrck@yahoo.com

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  147. My goodness, your card is amazing! It might be simple, but it still looks stunning. Simply makes you say "wow"!
    Thank you also for the chance to win those goodies. How very sweet of you! :)
    As for what I am thankful for ... I am thankful that I found a job. Well, it's a volonteer work, but after that I can take an exam with which it'll be much easier for me to get a job.
    Hugs!

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  148. Beautiful card Julee- thanks for a chance to win some awesome blog candy-I am so thankful for a husband who loves & supports my crafting. So many divorces and one so close to us has made me appreciate him so much more.

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  149. Julee,
    Happy New Year and a big thank you for the generous giveaway! As always, your just is just darling. Love the DP! In answer to what I am most thankful for, my resounding answer is the love of friends and family. Nothing is more precious.

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  150. darling card! i love the colors! and THAT is some blog candy!

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  151. Beautiful card....yet so simple to make like you said!! I'm thankful for my family and friends!

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  152. Beautiful card. Love the colors.
    I am thankful for my family and for Jesus Christ, my Savior.

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  153. Wow, This card is so simple and stunning and the colours are just perfect. Very beautiful :)

    Happy New Year, and what an eventful one you have ahead of you! You must be very excited! :)

    This new year I am thankful that life seems to be heading in the right direction - fingers crossed! The last three years have been a terrible struggle but finally myself and my extremely hard working man are moving towards the light it would seem and things are starting to go right :) Silly little things that most people take for granted are major achievements for us at the moment and we are cherishing every one :)

    I hope you have a year filled with fun and happiness, I have no doubt that you will and I shall be here following your blog as always to hopefully share in your joy ;)

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  154. What a lovely card by the way! I am thankful because my family is together...
    Happy New Year to you too!

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  155. Your skill as a designer is inspiring, I enjoy looking at all the beautiful card designs you create. I'm thankful 2011 is over.

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  156. Best wishes for a fantastic 2012! I'm thankful for being born in a wealthy country, so I can have a great job, being able to spend time on many hobbies, having good healthcare, etc. Thanks for a chance to win great candy! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

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  157. hi there! a friend's brother passed away on the last day of the year (dec 31st) and it's reminded me all over again just how important family is. so for me, i treasure my family...and am so thankful for each and every day i have with them. they are a treasure :)

    thanks for the chance at ur candy. i've added ur candy to my blog sidebar :)

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  158. Whoa ! That's a generous amount of candy! I am so thankful for my marriage. After past years of struggle and disharmony, we are now happier than ever.

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  159. Hi Julee. I'm thankful that everyone in my family is starting the new year with a clean bill of health. Hopefully it'll stay that way. I've linked the candy to my sidebar and I'm a follower. Wishing you a wonderful and blessed 2012.
    Hugs, Rosalee

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  160. Beautiful card, Julee! I am thankful for my sweet family. I am especially thankful that it is now 2012 because my husband will be home after a nearly year long deployment. I can't wait to see him! Thank you for the chance to win the awesome blog candy. :)

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  161. Happy new year. I too am into the Thank you cards and yet I realised I never make one for Hubby who supports me all year round and gets me nice crafting gifts on top. I am thankful for the God given gift of love.

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  162. Hi, Everyone! I am so thankful to God for my health, my family, my wonderful husband! I am thankful for the wonderful country in which we live. My prayer for 2012 is a quote from Erma Bombeck, "When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'." Blessings!

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  163. Julee, Just found your blog, lovin it! I am thankful for a job that allows me to take care of my family and still have a little left over for my second love, which is paper crafting! thank you for the wonderful ideas and give-away!

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  164. Hi Julee, Happy new year! What I am thankful for is having such a kind, caring husband. The past year has been a trial and he has been our family's rock.

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  165. A very happy new year to you, your family and all the loved ones...I love to visit your webpage for inspiration. Lovely cards, always.
    Hmmm...what am I thankful for? A lot of things..every morning, when I open my eyes, I am thankful for the shining sun and all the beautiful things around us. I am thankful for my wonderful family and our health. I am thankful for the patience of my parents and the wisdom of my teachers. And I am thankful for the Internet because it has helped me learn things and skills and visit places around the world without ever leaving my room :)

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  166. wow...this is a yummy blog candy! Ü
    I am most thankful for my family and friends. Their continuous love and support that gets me through each day. I value every moment I spend with them!

    Happy New Year!

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  167. Blog Candy! Love it:) I'm thankful for the beautiful place we have moved to. Along with all the new and exciting places I get to explore with my family. Blessed by all our new favorite places to eat and visit!

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  168. I am thankful for finding blogs such as yours. I love to see others creativity, and I look forward to seeing more beautiful pieces in the future. Thank you. PS. The blog candy is great too!

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  169. Thanks for the opportunity for some amazing blog candy! I'm grateful for my improving health...had it rough last year but things are better!

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  170. Wow, what amazing blog candy! You are definitely very generous!! I'm so thankful that I got to spend time with my immediate family the week following Christmas. My brother lives in Indiana, my sister in Ohio and my parents in New Hampshire so we don't see my siblings very often. It was a bit crazy at times with 8 adults and 3 young children in the same house for a week, but it is so special to spend time with people who have known you forever and love you anyway. : )

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  171. Because I have physical problems that cause a lot of pain and prevent me from getting out like I used to, I'm especially thankful for a hobby that takes my mind off of how I feel and puts the focus on making cards to tell friends how much I still care and scrapbook layouts with journaling to help my children and grandchildren to know what matters most in life.

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  172. Hi Julee,
    I am your new follower and thanks for the chance on your giveaway. I am thankful for a healthy and great family and blessings received last year.

    Venus
    ven711 at gmail dot com
    weheartpapercrafts.blogspot.com

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  173. Happy New Year Julie! I'm thankful for the love of Christ all through the year! Blessings to your 2012!

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  174. If I have to pick one thing that I am most thankful for it would be my family. They are why I am here...to take care of them and help them with any and everything I can. I love being a wife and mom!

    Thanks for the chance to win. Best wishes for you this year.

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  175. Happy New Year Julee!! I am so thanful for the great family I have, my husband is an amazing support and my daughter is our miracle from above.
    God bless.
    Giovana

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  176. Hi Julee, I'm very thankful for all the amazingly creative people who share the talents with others through their blogs. I am inspired every time I visit your blog - not just by what you create but also by your personality, stories and honesty. You are such a blessing!

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