Friday, March 5, 2010

Feeling Thankful & the blog candy winner is....

I am feeling thankful today –

and because what would a “thankful post” be without a thank you card. Here’s a little card I made this week when I was playing with some of my left over felt from a project I was working on at Christmas time.

I have so much to be thankful for:

For my little family
For my amazing friends
For my parents and my sisters and brothers

This week was a pretty busy week for us and to top it off it was also parent/teacher conference week at the school. I am happy to report that my kids are making amazing progress! It amazes me how much they change from each conference – I am so very proud of them – and feel humbled to be their Mom! They truly are amazing kids. My husband and I feel so blessed that our kiddos have such amazing teachers – and for that we are so thankful.

I learned a bit about myself this week too. Without going into too much detail – I am grateful that my parents instilled so many wonderful qualities within me by simply setting a good example for me. One thing that they taught me is that you always follow through with what you say you are going to do. I learned this week that not everyone learned this lesson while they were growing up – and unfortunately that leaves a lot of extra work for others. So I feel thankful they took the time to teach me some of life’s important lessons at a young age – after all we are all only as good as our word.

This week is also an exciting week for our extended family – I have a new little nephew! Since my brother and sister-in-law live over 8 hours from me I wasn’t able to meet the little guy yet – but I am looking forward to it! There is something truly magical about having a new little person to love.

I also feel really blessed to have such wonderful and supportive friends in my life. I have never been one that runs out and makes a million close friendships – but I will say the ones that I do have are amazing! And I feel so blessed!

I am humbled to have such amazing crafters that follow my blog and leave me such wonderful encouraging comments! If I haven’t said it before - Thank you! Your words of encouragement mean so much.

I wish I could pick each one of you to win something – but I simply couldn’t. So without further ado the winner of my blog candy is:

Staci – please send me a pm at and I will get your goodies off to you.

Now I know I said I would have another giveaway this week and also post some of my march freebie cuts – but life was just nuts this week – so stay tuned I hope to get it up soon :)

Have a super day everyone!


Renee' Dezember said...

Oh Jennifer I LOVE this card ... it's beautiful! You r such a great friend and I'm so thankful for u! Hope u have a super weekend...

Staci said...

Very nice card, I love the flowers. I can't believe I won, awesome! I will email you.

Janneke Smit said...

such a pretty card!

Marion said...

Lovely card. Love the flowers.
Congrats to Staci.

Bella and Aidee Mom said...

I made some of those roses this week also...I love them...Easy and beautiful...It is so important for all of us to focus on the things that really matter in our lives. You have a ton of things to be grateful for. Our children grow so fast and sometimes I wish I could turn the clock back. Being a mommy is the most important thing I will ever do in my life. I hope I am counted among your friends....You are certainly one of mine...Smile...Krista

Jet said...

It is a beautiful card and to match beautiful sentiments in your posting! Life is really a blessing!!

DonnaMundinger said...

Lovely post, Jen! I'm so thankful that we have become friends through that little (ahem!) challenge you had going a year ago January. You've been an inspiration and delight! Your card is gorgeous! Big hugs!D Oh, and CONGRATS Staci. WooHoo! xxD

chriswooten57 said...

congrats staci


Michelle Gotoh Bertuzzi said...

Oh Jen, such a lovely card! I love those flowers, sooo cute! Thanks for popping by my blog. Appreciate your kindness & spreading the love!