Thank you so much for sharing your hearts in the comments yesterday! In addition to reading abut all the good things in your life, it was so sweet to have almost every set I've created requested by someone!
I have several stamps sets to give out today instead of just one, I just had random.org pick the numbers, there was no way I could pick based on need, you are all so very deserving of a little "pay it forward"! So here they are, I need to all the winners to email me with their snail mail addresses ASAP, I will send you the set you requested in your comment:
Beautiful card, Mel. I am most happy this year that it finally looks like my son's behavior is improving. We have worked with various services over the last few years (he turns 6 next month), and his behavioral acting out has been such a source of stress and pain. He is in a special program at the public elementary school (who I am very thankful for), and we are finally seeing him controlling himself and the joy that he is finding in being a "good boy" and succeeding. My heart about bursts when he comes home with another "green" day, and his cheesy grin and "two thumbs up."
And through all the work, I've found my calling and started back to school a year ago on my Master's degree, changing careers, to work with kids like Gabe as a behavior analyst. It's a scary time, with the economy, but I know God's hand is on this one, so I'm plowing ahead.
Thanks for your generosity. You know I love your poinsettias, and would love to have A Year of Borders. Happy holidays! May you continue to be blessed in the new year.
December 14, 2010 10:05 AM
well as with many - we are all very grateful in our family for my husband being able to keep himself employed - he had lost his job almost 2 years ago, and as you know God works in mysterious ways - he has fallen into his current line of work - it has been wonderful for the family. With his old job we never saw him, we often ate as a family with out him ... his hours are more reasonable now - he starts earlier and his home earlier ... now we almost always eat as a family - and as a bonus - he usually cooks!
Thanks for all the inspiration Melanie (or should I say J hehe)!
I am still pining for "Wild at Heart"
December 14, 2010 8:45 PM
Without a doubt my best gift to myself this year was a sudden understanding of how to get fit and how to fit it into my life. I've lost almost 40 pounds and am 15or so away from my goal weight. This gift has given my family a happier, more active and energetic mom, wife, sister and friend.
I would just swoon if I won Mugs and Kisses. EVERYONE I know is a huge coffee freak and this set would come in real handy!
December 14, 2010 4:13 PM
I will be doing lots more blog candy in the new year. I get lots of stamps and freebies for my publishing work and have almost the entire Gina K collection of stamps now, so in the future I will be passing along lots of my earnings to YOU! My 3 year blogaversary and 3 year anniversary illustrating for Gina K Designs, are both right around the corner, so look for some fun stuff to celebrate! :)
If you didn't get the free set today, please take advantage of the generosity and many opportunities that Gina K provides to earn her stamps for free, through weekly challenges and our sneak peeks, she loves putting our images in the hands of customers who will enjoy them and post lovely creations with them in the STV gallery, as well as passing know how much they love our products! We are grateful it's not just our team providing the inspiration and eye candy, there are thousands of you who make the STV gallery what it is, and that's fabulous!! It takes a village of stampers to teach and inspire an even bigger village!!
A verse on my heart this morning is part of the focus of a women's conference I am attending in January in Austin, "Beyond Imagination":
"No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him." 1 Corinthians 2:9
Please pray and meditate on this verse today and ask God to reveal his special plans for you! Cast off doubts or worries about who think you are and ask Him to reveal who He knows you are! All things are possible!
Hugs and blessings!!