Happy Thanksgiving – Grand Nestabilities Blog Candy

Just a note to say to all my kind readers, friends and family, how very thankful I am to have you in my life.  As I sit down to reflect on the wonderful events of the last year and the blessings that have flowed my way, I know that I am indeed fortunate and have so much to celebrate. Just know that all of your warm thoughts and wishes have helped me and my family as we are feeling our way – please know how very thankful we are. I also hope that your blessings are too plentiful to count and that you have an opportunity to spend some time with those who mean so very much to you.

I mentioned earlier this week that you all have helped me pass a fabulous milestone and that I would have blog candy – boy howdy do I have blog candy!!!  A hearty thank you to all who have supported me and Amazing Paper Grace.   I have a brand new set of Nestibilities, Spellbinders Grand Circles that you can win :-).  The sizes of the concentric circles for this set are 4¼”,4¾”, 5¼”, 5¾”, 6¼”, 6¾” and 7¼”.  If you don’t have your Grand Calibur yet, you can fit several of the smaller sizes of this set in your current die cut machine.

You may leave one comment per day until Monday, November 29th at 11:00am when I’ll close comments down and select a winner.  For your comment, tell me your favorite part of Thanksgiving.  And for my friends abroad, even though your Thanksgiving is not today, tell me about the favorite part of your most revered holiday.  Bonus:  If the winner stopped by to leave a comment on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday  then I’m pulling another sweet surprise out of my blog candy stash to include in your box. No worries, if the winner did not stop by everyday, then I’ll make sure that my extra surprise gift goes to someone who did.  I’d love for everyone to win, lol!

Wondering what you can make with this fabulous die template?  Have a look here at some recent projects that just might get your your mojo going – HERE and HERE.

Happy Thanksgiving!  Bless you my friends!!

  • Cindy JohnsonNovember 25, 2010 - 2:31 pm

    You’ve been in my thoughts today, so I had to check your site. I’m glad you posted and the card is gorgeous, of course. Praying for you as this holiday season is upon us. God be with you.ReplyCancel

  • annNovember 25, 2010 - 2:42 pm

    Just wanted you to know you are in my thoughts today. I know this is a very difficult time for you and you are not forgotten. I hope you are surrounded by family and friends.ReplyCancel

  • ElayneNovember 25, 2010 - 2:42 pm

    What a generous offer. I look forward to seeing your creations everyday and still can’t master the beautiful bows you make.ReplyCancel

  • Susan GNovember 25, 2010 - 2:43 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving Becca, and to your family. I sooo admire that you are able to see the blessings ahead of any bad or sad. What a wonderful testament of the great person that you are.

    I hope your day is full of people you love, people that love you, favorite foods, fun times, good movies (or football games) perhaps a nap, AND leaves you with good memories! I know the holidays are especially rough when you have lost someone close. My Dad has been gone 5 years now, and things still are a bit askew at the holidays, especially for my mom…they were married 58 years.

    Thanks for your generosity and the opportunity to win something so very wonderful. You really do amaze me.

    Many, many blessings & hugs,

  • MarianNovember 25, 2010 - 2:44 pm

    Wow…I just checked your site and there was no update…and now there is one…lol
    I’m from Canada, so my Thanksgiving was last month, but I like to give thanks every day for all that I have, for many have far less than I.
    I’m thankful for my family, friends (those that I can see…and the ones that I cannot physically see because they are online :) )
    There is far too much in life to give thanks to, so I am happy that I have the capability to overlook the things that I can’tReplyCancel

  • SylviaNovember 25, 2010 - 2:44 pm

    You’re an amazing woman, Becca. May peace fill your lives today and always. Thank you for always being so generous in so many ways. I love Thanksgiving whether it’s celebrating in our home with 20+ guests as it once was or the six of us today. The day brings to mind all that I am thankful for and gives us all a chance to express it to each other.ReplyCancel

  • SuziNovember 25, 2010 - 2:45 pm

    My favorite part is the quiet time of reflection of my many blessings, an eternity with the Lord, especially.ReplyCancel

  • Joyce RougeouNovember 25, 2010 - 2:46 pm

    Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday that seems to get smashed in between halloween and Christmas. I usually don’t get to spend this special day with family, so can’t say that is the best part. Sometimes there isn’t alot of the traditional food(turkey/dressing), therefore can’t say it is that. So I would say it is the fact that all of America as a whole, stops today to give thanks to God for all His blessings on us.ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn McElroyNovember 25, 2010 - 2:48 pm

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU AND YOURS!!! May God carry you and your family thru this day and may you feel His presence all day! My favorite part of Thanksgiving is the family all being here a Mimi’s house! My oldest grandson gave me that name when he was little and it’s just stuck!!! We love you, Becca and pray for God’s strength in your life! You are such in inspiration to us w/your loving spirit! Hugz, C:o)ReplyCancel

  • TatankyNovember 25, 2010 - 2:48 pm

    Hi Becca ! Thank you so much for being a source of inspiration not only for crafting but also as a person. Hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving celebration tonight. For us in Mexico our most revered holiday is Christmas Day. Family gets together, we pray for the blessings of the year, eat dinner, open presents and share stories.ReplyCancel

  • Peggy MullenauxNovember 25, 2010 - 2:51 pm

    Love your site and your creative talents. I would love to win some blog candy. Happy Thanksgiving. {Hugs}ReplyCancel

  • TinaHNovember 25, 2010 - 2:51 pm

    My favorite part of Thanksgiving is having an entire day devoted to appreciation of our many blessings. Although we should ponder our blessings each and every day, many of us don’t stop to take the time to really appreciate the gift in each day – today is the perfect time to do just that! Thank you Becca for sharing your special gifts with all of us! Continued prayers for you and your family, Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Rachel LoeschNovember 25, 2010 - 2:52 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving, Becca! I am inspired by your talents and am so thankful that you share your wonderful projects and ideas with us all. And on top of all that, you offer us some awesome blog candy, too! Wow!! Thanks for the chance to win :)
    Rachel in SacramentoReplyCancel

  • Laurie FlanneryNovember 25, 2010 - 2:54 pm

    My favorite part of Thanksgiving is having as many family members that can make it together. To me family is what really matters.
    Take CareReplyCancel

  • Sherri DNovember 25, 2010 - 2:55 pm

    Your cards are always as beautiful as you are. I’m sure this is a very hard day to get past this year, but I know your faith is strong & you will do it.
    Normally, my favorite part of Thanksgiving is spending it with my daughter & her family & helping my grandson make a gingerbread house that they will keep up until after Xmas. This year, however, we had to put my mother in a nursing home & I spent it there with her & Dad. Although her Alzheimer’s has advanced & she can’t keep us company, it was a comfort just to know we were there with her & she was not alone. Families & friends are your biggest blessing in life.ReplyCancel

  • bonnie32002November 25, 2010 - 2:56 pm

    My favorite part of Thanksgiving is the moment we first sit at the table. Hot food, so fragrant! Family gathered together and the smiles and love all around the table.


  • Janet BNovember 25, 2010 - 2:58 pm

    Wow–thanks for your generosity. It’s great to be mindful of the holiday and to actively be aware of the gifts I have in my life.ReplyCancel

  • Trish VernerNovember 25, 2010 - 2:59 pm

    We don’t have thanksgiving in the UK- Christmas day would be our nearest day of celebrations. I particularly love the closeness of family.
    I’m praying for you over this thanksgiving and christmas period.
    Trish xReplyCancel

  • ColoradoNovember 25, 2010 - 3:00 pm

    Hi Becca! I hope you are doing well this Thanksgiving Day. I know how difficult holidays can be so know you are still in my thoughts and prayers.

    As for my favorite part of Thanksgiving it has to be the dinner that my husband and I prepare together. It’s just he and I, but we do the traditional dinner… he does the turkey and I do the rest with help from him when I need it! LOL!! Then we have plenty of leftovers for days to come! ReplyCancel

  • PamNovember 25, 2010 - 3:00 pm

    Hi Becca, one of the most sweetest blessings is to see your beautiful creations and you posting again. I was thinking about you today, I know it’s not easy being alone without your significant other. My husband Armand passed away five years ago and the holidays are always the hardest for me to cope with, what an inspiration you are to all of us Becca. We are all so grateful and thankful for your site Amazing Paper Grace and especially you Becca and all you do to brighten our lives.

    Happy Thanksgiving to everyone who visits Becca’s site. The greatest gift on this earth is to be surrounded by family and loved ones and today is the perfect day to share with those you love, just how much you appreciate, cherish and treasure not only your family but friends and all others who bring joy to your daily life.ReplyCancel

  • nellieNovember 25, 2010 - 3:05 pm

    Hello Becca, Wishing you and your family a wonderful thanksgiving day full of God’s blessings. I’m thankful for a loving husband and family. Hugs, Nellie.ReplyCancel

  • KathyNovember 25, 2010 - 3:05 pm

    My favorite thing about Thanksgiving is being with my family. Eating yummy food, and enjoying each other!ReplyCancel

  • TinaNovember 25, 2010 - 3:08 pm

    You are a truely talented person, I have been admiring your work for quite some time!

    One of my favourite parts of Thanksgiving is those moments when the kids are playing and I sort of sit back and soak it all in. I realize just how blessed we are and how often we take it forgranted. I always try to tell myself to never forget just how blessed we are.

    Thank you for the opportunity to win the blog candy, and what generous candy it is!!ReplyCancel

  • kathy sNovember 25, 2010 - 3:09 pm

    I hope your Thanksgiving is as full of happiness as can possibly be and your family are all there with you- we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in Australia but I am always thankful for the healthy, loving ever growing family I have every day of the year especially at the times of Christmas and Easter.
    Happy Thanksgiving Becca and THANK YOU for all your inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • RachelleNovember 25, 2010 - 3:10 pm

    I just wanted to say that I am grateful for all the wonderful people that share their crafting talents with us on a daily basis. I have learned so much from you and you have inspired me more than you could ever know. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family:)ReplyCancel

  • LesliNovember 25, 2010 - 3:11 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving! My favorite part of this holiday is getting the family together and taking the opportunity to contemplate how blessed we are.ReplyCancel

  • Deanna CollinsNovember 25, 2010 - 3:12 pm

    Wishing you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving day! You are, without a doubt, the most beautiful, generous and gracious woman I have ever known. May you have family and friends close today and may our most gracious Heavenly Father smile down upon you and give you comfort and peace! Thank you for sharing your talent with all of us and I am so grateful that you can find comfort in creating these beautiful pieces of art. Please know that each and every one of your blog people loves you and prays for you continuously! Happy Thanksgiving Day!!!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy KNovember 25, 2010 - 3:12 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving to you Becca! What wonderful blog candy you have. I’m new to Nestabilities, but I do have a few. What I love about Thanksgiving is the stuffing, and being with family, and the memories of Thanksgivings past. I love how it’s a day that gets people to think about their blessings and what they are thankful for.ReplyCancel

  • Amanda HNovember 25, 2010 - 3:13 pm

    A wealth of sincere well wishes from my family to yours, this Thanksgiving and deep sympathy to you, for your recent loss.
    My family has been going through some losses ourselves. In 2007 my father passed away suddenly, spring of this year my SIL passed from two cancers, and my FIL has stage 4 cancer, so I know your pain.
    This Thanksgiving, I am so very thankful for the wonderful memories with them (and all my family), and that I was blessed enough to have been able to say that I know them and they were part of my family. I know we will all see each other when we get to Heaven, but until then I will remember them with joy in my heart!ReplyCancel

  • Francie (Montreal)November 25, 2010 - 3:14 pm

    God bless you and your family, now and always. May you continue to be the positive person you are. I am blessed that I discovered you and your blog. A whole new world opened for me.

    Firsts are the worst. Take care of yourself.ReplyCancel

  • Anita KehnNovember 25, 2010 - 3:14 pm

    Thanksgiving to me is family and more important than that is the love that Jesus gives me. I want to wish you a blessed holiday Becca and hope that it can be special in spite of not enjoying it with your John today. The blog candy is wonderful!ReplyCancel

  • Helen RNovember 25, 2010 - 3:16 pm

    I love spending time with all my family over the Christmas period – the closeness of loved ones is especially wonderful during this season.
    We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving where I live but I wish you and all your loved ones a truly happy and blessed time.ReplyCancel

  • Alicia VinceletteNovember 25, 2010 - 3:17 pm


    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers today.

    I am thankful for the many blessings that God has graciously bestowed freely on me- his redeeming love, my family and friends, my health.
    May God always bless you. Thank you for sharing your gifts and talents with us all.

    Alicia VinceletteReplyCancel

  • Sue WorthNovember 25, 2010 - 3:19 pm

    My Goodness! Becca you amaze me. You have been through so much these past months and, yet, you think to offer a special gift to others.

    You ARE a gift to others and I think you know that. What am I thankful for? People who instill in us a sense of pleasure that brings tears to our eyes just to think of them.

    There is a lot that goes on in our world these days that makes us feel vulnerable and afraid. Then, we find someone (or several someones) who turns our thoughts around. You are one of those someones … BIG time.

    Becca, your creative talent is God sent and a Godsend to those of us who look for the brighter side of life. That want to believe in something wonderful and great.

    Thank you from your Canadian friends. I know I echo the thoughts of many others this side of the border.


  • Donna RinckelNovember 25, 2010 - 3:19 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving, Becca! You are in inspiration to all of us. And I am so thankful that I found your blog! My favorite part of Thanksgiving is the food. We don’t often have the food during the year that we have on Thanksgiving so it’s a special treat. Wishing you and your family a very special day!ReplyCancel

  • Dawn BennettNovember 25, 2010 - 3:20 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving to you Becca. Thanks for the chance to win some great candy. My favorite part of Thanksgiving is being with my family. I also like to look back on Thanksgivings prior and reminisce about my Mom and Dad, both are no longer here with us, but they are never forgotten. I also love to enjoy the traditional meal of Turkey and all the trimmings and of course I can’t forget the pies…..ReplyCancel

  • Vivian LNovember 25, 2010 - 3:20 pm

    You are the sweetest person! I am glad to have you as an inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Diane LNovember 25, 2010 - 3:22 pm

    Thanksgiving is a day to be Thankful for just another beautiful day!
    This year is especially special,as I rec’d a liver transplant on July 31 this year. I am Thankful to my donor and his or her family for having givin’ me the Gift of Life!
    Thinking of you and your family Becca on this Special Day!

  • BarbaraNovember 25, 2010 - 3:25 pm

    Becca Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. I hope that day by day things get a little easier for all of you!

    I love the dinner and time with family . My favorite part of Thanksgiving is all the left overs!! I love to go the the fridge tonight and for a couple of days and find delicious food to snack on. :)ReplyCancel

  • SandiNovember 25, 2010 - 3:25 pm

    My favorite part of Thanksgiving is the way the house smells from all the cooking.
    Blessings to you, Becca.

  • JanelNovember 25, 2010 - 3:26 pm

    I’m glad things are going well for you! This is my first year apart from family this Thanksgiving. It will be hard, but I know everyone is having a good time apart. The best part of my family’s Thanksgiving would have to be the food fight. Mind you we are all grown adults now, but ever since we were kids, we end the dinner with a full out food fight. Chasing each other around, stuffing potatoes up the nose, with whip cream in the ears. True we have to clean up afterwards, but it’s something we look forward to every year. Sadly no food fight this year, but we have plenty of pictures to look back on. Have a great Thanksgiving everyone!ReplyCancel

  • Gay FerlandNovember 25, 2010 - 3:29 pm

    Thanks for such a great opportunity for blog candy! My favorite part of Thanksgiving this year was all my family was together and we ate at Hart’s Turkey Farm!! No fussing, no dishes to clean, only great conversation, great people, and each of us got to say what we were grateful for at the beginning of our meal. Such a wonderful time!! My boyfriend arranged everything and surprized me….so didn’t the family!!! I am blessed!ReplyCancel

  • Joanne LoweNovember 25, 2010 - 3:30 pm

    Hello Becca,

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, I am truly humbled by your ability to find the positive at such a tough time. What a great testimony you are and such a great encouragement too, bless YOU!

    I absolutely love fall and fall colors, leaves, etc and think that your latest project is just gorgeous. Thanks for the opportunity to win this blog candy.

    Know that I have been thinking of you and your family, and will continue to pray for you at this difficult time. My heart aches, yet I know that our Heavenly Father knows and He cares more than we can even understand, and He is our God of all comfort.

    Blessings to you, Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Gretchen WilsonNovember 25, 2010 - 3:30 pm

    Becca, I can not say enough how thankful I am to have you as a talented artist that is willing to share her dreams and ideas to all us so we can learn new ideas to maybe reach our dream. God Bless you now and in the future.ReplyCancel

  • AngieNovember 25, 2010 - 3:32 pm

    Hi I am from Canada also, but I am thankful each day that I get no sleep from screaming babies, that the kisses I get from my daughter are big and wet and that my son is alive today to see her do such silly things. (and also for BC Children’s hospital for saving his life)

    And for Becca’s fabulous site!ReplyCancel

  • TanNovember 25, 2010 - 3:33 pm

    My favorite part of Thanksgiving is that hearts are home even if family members are not physically here. Both of my children called last night. I also like the pumpkin pie!

    Thanks for your blog and blessings to you and your family.ReplyCancel

  • Maxine D/KiwimeNovember 25, 2010 - 3:34 pm

    My favourite part of any celebration is having my family around me – it does not have to be any holiday in particular. I am so thankful that my family is united and that there are no members absent, apart from those who have passed on.

    I am sure you can appreciate that. I have been praying for you and I do admire your work – you are a true inspiration. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Grace NyweningNovember 25, 2010 - 3:40 pm

    Hi Becca!
    Just wanted to stop and say hello today and let you know I’m thinking of you on this special day! I know these holidays are going to be hard for you and you are in my prayers got strength and an extra measure of grace in those difficult moments! What a wonderful way to be blessed though by giving such a generous candy!!! Blessings to you Becca!

  • KimNovember 25, 2010 - 3:40 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving Becca to you and your family. I am one of your admirers from across the border. Although our Thanksgiving is over, I am always thankful for the family and friends that I have and those online, like you, who give me inspiration. Thanks you for all your beautiful cards. And thank you for the chance to win. God Bless.ReplyCancel

  • Su C.November 25, 2010 - 3:41 pm

    You’ve been in my thoughts and prayers. I was widowed suddenly just before Christmas at the age of forty and firsts are hard. My favorite part of Thanksgiving is gathering family and friends together and being able to spend time together. Happy Thanksgiving to all!ReplyCancel

  • Donna BNovember 25, 2010 - 3:41 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving Becca to you and your family. My dad passed away in September and so our Thanksgiving was a day of remembering all the goods days we had with him. The first holidays will be the hardest.
    You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
    God Bless
    Ontario, CanadaReplyCancel

  • LauraNovember 25, 2010 - 3:42 pm

    Is this a card? Looks like a beautiful piece of art to put on a wall or stand alone on a shelf. Wonderful colors and creation. You are truly amazing! At Thanksgiving it is just so awesome to be with family. My immediate family is here in Az but my extended family is all back East. I do miss the huge family get togethers but we are now creating memories and traditions here as well. – my favorite saying is “we do not remember days, only moments”. So take this day to be thankful for all you have and all the memories you have stored. Happy ThanksgivingReplyCancel

  • lizNovember 25, 2010 - 3:43 pm

    I am thankful for my family this year , I lost my uncle in May my mom in June, and Oct 24 my sister in law , we are still at my brothers in Savannah GA so that he would not have to spend Thanksgiving alone. My wonderful kids 19-25 drove down this week so that we could all be together , even though two of them had to get up at 3am to head back to Michigan for work tomorrow. My kids are the most wonderful kids you could ever ask for as they have driven here 3 times in the last 5 weeks also there first ever road trip where they were doing the driving.
    I am also Thanksful for the inspiration that you have given me Becca, after your Dear John passed ( i was here in ga it broke my heart to feel as if I had lost another loved one) I went back and read your first blog and realized that I had been putting my life on hold after my husband lost his job 3 years ago helping him to send out resumes and getting my kids in collage ,that the other day after reading about John and how you turned to blogging i said TODAY I will start my own blog and not wait for “life to slow down” Making cards for our homebound at church and our local cancer center and childrens hospital is what has kept me going over the years and I love waking up everyday to see your post with my cup of coffee. So I am thankful for my family and wonderful blog family who share their wonderful ideals. LIZReplyCancel

  • Linda PNovember 25, 2010 - 3:43 pm

    You were on my mind today and I stopped by not expecting a post. I know where your strength comes from and may God continue to comfort you. I am thankful for the family God blessed me with and how he has taken care of us since my husband was downsized 2 yrs ago. The favorite part of today is the way each one of us contributed to cooking the dinner, a new tradition gets started this yearReplyCancel

  • Dianna ParkNovember 25, 2010 - 3:46 pm

    Love your special touches – and that you’re willing to share them! My favorite part of Thanksgiving is, after all of the hustle and bustle of getting the big meal on the table, taking time to just stop and express gratitude to our Heavenly Father – often we will go around the table and in one sentence just say, “I’m especially thankful this year for……..”. Makin’ those memories…ReplyCancel

  • CherylNovember 25, 2010 - 3:51 pm

    My favorite part of Thganksgiving is smelling the turkey cooking, and then sitting down to eat with friends and/ or family.
    Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.ReplyCancel

  • Diane S.November 25, 2010 - 3:52 pm

    Becca, my favorite part of Thanksgiving is feeling close to those who are no longer with us by using favorite family recipes that they passed down to us and china or serving pieces such as a little ceramic turkey for the cranberry sauce that my 98 year old grandmother made for me years ago. It is these little things that keep the with us in our hearts on special days. Wishing you all peace during the holidays.ReplyCancel

  • Jan JacguotNovember 25, 2010 - 3:52 pm

    I am thankful that our Church offered a Free Thanksgiving meal today for all the people in our community who didn’t have a place to go and/or someone to share the day. We helped decorate for it, brought food items, shared the meal with my brother-in-law and his wife (who had no where else to go), and helped clean up. All the tableclothes are in my washer as I write. What a thankful day sharing it with others. God be with you during the rest of the holiday season. JanetReplyCancel

  • MaryannNovember 25, 2010 - 3:53 pm

    You have been in my thoughts too today dear friend. I know, how you feel, as I lost my own mum 3 years ago in the week before christmas, and I know, what it does to one on such a day.
    We don´t have Thanksgiving here in Denmark, where I live, but I just love the christmas very very much instead then, and what I love the most about that, is that this is the time of year, where I have all my kids and grandkids around all on the same time, and that is something that´s very rare, as we´re a pretty big family, but always at christmas, which makes it the best holiday we have here, and I hope, you´ll have a christmas like ours filled with wonderful traditions, we al share together.
    Big warm hugs MAryannReplyCancel

  • FranNovember 25, 2010 - 3:54 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving Becca.You are such an inspiration to all of us.ReplyCancel

  • FranNovember 25, 2010 - 4:01 pm

    My favorite thing about thanksgiving is spending time with family and friends,and thanking God for his blessings.ReplyCancel

  • Harriet in NCNovember 25, 2010 - 4:01 pm

    Thinking of you today, Becca, and thankful for your loving heart and ever wonderful creativity!

    I am also thankful for the joy of being together with family. This year we are postponing our gathering for 9 days in hopes that two of us can get over our bad colds by then. We don’t want to share our germs with my beloved daughter-in-law who is about 3 weeks away from delivering our second grandchild.

    Giving thanks for unknown blessings already on their way!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy SNovember 25, 2010 - 4:01 pm

    Wow. Great Thanksgiving digital design. Thoughts and prayers to all who have struggled with losses this year. We have so much to be Thankful for.

    Thanks also for the chance to win this very special prize.ReplyCancel

  • MargieHNovember 25, 2010 - 4:03 pm

    Thankful to know you, my friend!
    Continued warm thoughts to you as you celebrate today xoReplyCancel

  • NancyNovember 25, 2010 - 4:03 pm

    I am so thankful every day for all my blessings, and they are many! Today I am so grateful for my DH and our four wonderful children and their families. May your day be full of love and joy, Becca, you are amazing.ReplyCancel

  • PatiNovember 25, 2010 - 4:03 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Becca. You are an inspiration in your cards & crafts and also spiritually. Thanks for sharing with us on all levels : ) My favorite parts of Thanksgiving used to be getting together with family & the food but now that I’m 4000 miles away from family it’s mostly the food! I do love the holiday, reminding not only myself but all that we all have something to be thankful for, like family tho far away, and every day provisions.ReplyCancel

  • NaomiNovember 25, 2010 - 4:05 pm

    I was thinking about you and said” think I’ll go check the computer” And there you were. I know that today will be hard for you – but it’s just another baby step. So have a wonderful Thanksgiving. And thanks for a chance at such great blog candy.ReplyCancel

  • AlexandraNovember 25, 2010 - 4:05 pm

    Though we don’t celebrate it here in UK, have a happy thanksgiving to you and yours. Thanks for the inspiration you give us Becca.
    hugs Alexandra xxReplyCancel

  • JackieNovember 25, 2010 - 4:05 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving, Becca. Your Thanksgiving design is amazing! Today was a quiet day for my husband and me. We worked together to create a special meal to share and that is what I liked best about this Thanksgiving day.ReplyCancel

  • Nadine PapoveNovember 25, 2010 - 4:07 pm

    You really are amazing, after all you’ve been through you still remain so positive and caring. I know the holidays must be a rough time for you, but hopefully your wonderful memories will help you through the day. Thanks for your generosity and the opportunity to win something so incredible. Happy Thanksgiving Becca.ReplyCancel

  • DaviNovember 25, 2010 - 4:08 pm

    Hi Becca, I pray that the Lord is giving you continued peace and that your have a wonderful time with your family. Im thankful for the Lord and the strength He gives me to persevere and for my treasured family and friends.ReplyCancel

  • ChrisBNovember 25, 2010 - 4:10 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving Becca. I have been thinking of you all day hoping that your loved ones and family are around you. You are such an inspiration to us all. May God continue to comfort you . We done’t have thanks giving, But I love Christmas and having family around to share the day. Hugs x ChrisBReplyCancel

  • crystalNovember 25, 2010 - 4:13 pm

    Becca, I was thinking of you and praying for you this morning. I also have much to be thankful for
    hugs and blessings to youReplyCancel

  • SharonNovember 25, 2010 - 4:14 pm

    Blessings on you and your family today and every day, Becca. Today we’re lucky to be able to share the Thanksgiving holiday with our daughter-in-law and her children. The boys are spending time with their grandfather hunting for the weekend, and Katy and her mother are here at the lake, instead of hundreds of miles away in Virginia. Peace to you all.ReplyCancel

  • JaniceNovember 25, 2010 - 4:15 pm

    Becca, blessings to you today. I know this is a difficult day for you, all of the first without your loved ones are especially trying times. You do inspire some many with your talents and your words of wisdom which I know comes from your deep faith.

    I love Thanksgiving because it is a day that we focus on family, friends and all that we have to be incredible thankful for. Regardless of what everyday life hands us, we put it aside today, and focus on thankfulness. And when we take the time to look, we find that we truly are blessed.

    Happy thanksgiving!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne MNovember 25, 2010 - 4:18 pm

    I just placed my first order. I treated myself this Thanksgiving.
    Normally, I cook a hugh Thanksgiving dinner, Italian style, for my wonderful husband and my three grown children and any extended family that will be coming. But this year, my son and his fiancee, my husband and I went out to eat at my favorite restaurant. I am so grateful that my children are happy and healthy and have new families (thru marriage)to share their holidays. I am so grateful that our youngest wanted to be with us this year and that his fiancee did too. I am grateful that as a Mom, I am able to “Let Go” and let the new traditions in my life begin.
    I received two (2) emails and 1 phone call from friends today, thanking me for my friendship. I am so blessed.
    I wish all who read this, Happiness, Peace and Love this holiday season.
    Happy Stamping!ReplyCancel

  • NatalieNovember 25, 2010 - 4:19 pm

    Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity. Best wishes to you and yours.ReplyCancel

  • LynetteNovember 25, 2010 - 4:19 pm

    Hi Becca, Being Canadian, I checked in today not expecting a post from you but just in case, and yet here you are, brightening all our days. I spent the morning at the hospital, visiting a dear friend who is ill, trying to comfort his daughter who was told yesterday to stop treatment, as it’s not working. She is not giving up, neither is her Dad, and your constant positive attitude just reinforced for me that we have to count every blessing, and be thankful for all the little things. I am going to spend the evening making a card for my friend, and hope you know that it’s your lessons, ideas and generosity of spirit that allow us creatively challenged fans (me) to continually impress people with our creations, and bring joy and a smile where there would otherwise not be one. Thank you, God Bless you and your family.ReplyCancel

  • Cyndee ScholetNovember 25, 2010 - 4:27 pm

    My favorite part about Thanksgiving is that we were married around Thanksgiving time and our anniversary falls on Thanksgiving every 5th, 6th and 11th year. OUr 25th anniversary was on Thanksgiving Day. It seemed liek a nice time of year to get married when we were planning it.ReplyCancel

  • Karen HasheckNovember 25, 2010 - 4:28 pm

    My favorite part of this and every holiday is spending time with my family and friends. That includes my friends on line as well.

    With thoughts of you and your family during this holiday season.ReplyCancel

  • MichelleNovember 25, 2010 - 4:30 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving Becca. Now that my kids are grown and starting Families of their own and have new extended Family, I don’t see them as often as I would like. Spending time with Family today has to be my favorite part. Oh! and the mashed potatoes.ReplyCancel

  • Rosie WaldtNovember 25, 2010 - 4:30 pm

    This Thanksgiving I am thankful for my wonderful 4 children, 6 grandchildren, my DH who is always supportive of anything I am doing. Also my warm home, food to eat and the freedom of our country. Prayers are going upward that you are enduring the difficulties in your family right now, Becca.ReplyCancel

  • SabineNovember 25, 2010 - 4:31 pm

    We as Canadians celebrated Thanksgiving already but “Giving Thanks” is in my heart a lot!Today I am just grateful for you because you get my mojo going. I am thankful for all the wonderful ideas you’re filling our heads with!This weekend I like to use some of them and get some cards made! God Bless YouReplyCancel

  • Alison KeyNovember 25, 2010 - 4:32 pm

    I live in the UK so we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving but the card you made is beautiful. I strongly believe that crafting can get you through any times of troubles, I know a lot of people who have struggled with depression and find that crafting gives them a sense of achievement and a way of coping. I know that your crafting will help you cope with your grief, safe in the knowledge that you have followers and friends all over the world, watching your blogs regularly and taking comfort from them. I wish you all the best this Thanksgiving, it won’t be easy, but the first of each ‘event’ is always the most difficult. So take care and enjoy the time with your family and friends. XXXReplyCancel

  • ChristineNovember 25, 2010 - 4:33 pm

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING, Becca and family. I know God will carry you and your family thru this day and may you feel His presence all day! My favorite part of Thanksgiving is the family all being together. We all love you, Becca and you and your family are always in my prays. I know that God’s strength in your life! You are such a inspiration to us with your loving spirit! May you walk with God always.

    Your Sister in Christ


  • SharonNovember 25, 2010 - 4:34 pm

    I’m sending you a cyber hug,
    ‘Cos I am far away,
    Your family is in my prayers
    On Thanksgiving Day.ReplyCancel

  • Judy WilliamsNovember 25, 2010 - 4:36 pm

    I, too, have so much to be thankful for. Thanksgiving blessings to you, Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Mary MacNovember 25, 2010 - 4:37 pm

    Becky you are one amazing lady. I wish you and your family a very blessed and happy Thanksgiving.
    In Ireland, Christmas is our biggest celebration and that IS a special time for family and of course Santa pays a visit to all good children. It is traditional to have turkey (or goose) & all the trimmings for dinner & Christmas pudding with brandy/whiskey butter.
    Our National Holiday is St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th most of the population attend church on that day & wear shamrock (it symbolises the Blessed Trinity & St. Patrick’s teaching – three leaves on one stem -three Divine persons, but one God) unfortunately it has become an excuse for drinking to excess in a lot of quarters and certainly is not family orientated.

    God bless you and yours,

  • Olga JewellNovember 25, 2010 - 4:37 pm

    The Holidays are the hardest, but I promise, with God and time you will be fine,it does get easier. My favorite part of Thanksgiving is the opportunity to cook for my family, then watch em eat til they could bust. God Bless you and know you are loved by so so many! Happy Thanksgiving!ReplyCancel

  • Shawn K.November 25, 2010 - 4:39 pm

    Been thinking of you…thanks for the blog candy!

    Shawn K.ReplyCancel

  • NenaNovember 25, 2010 - 4:41 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving! My favorite memories of Thanksgiving is when I was small and we’d travel to Grandma’s every year for a grand feast. After dinner we’d go to the living room and sing and play Christmas music and sing…sing…sing. It was the beginning our our Christian season and oh how much fun and enjoyment we had. My kids are grown…making their own memories and it’s so great to hear the music continuing. God is so good! He blessed you with a wonderful husband who we loved too, he was so good to you and in turn you blessed us all. You have someone in the heavens watching over you…a true blessing. I do have the Grand Caliber, however don’t have the die cut offered. Thank you… God ble ss you all!ReplyCancel

  • TrudyNovember 25, 2010 - 4:42 pm

    My favorite part of Thanksgiving is being with my family and making them their favorite dishes ! ! ! ! !ReplyCancel

  • BrakkersNovember 25, 2010 - 4:47 pm

    Hi Becca,
    Happy Thanksgiving though I know it must be very difficult for you and your family this year. Christmas is our main holiday in the UK and it is the day all my family come together and I so love that. Hope the next year is a happier one for you and thank you so much for your wonderful blog full of fantastic crafting ideas – always so inspirational!ReplyCancel

  • LorraineNovember 25, 2010 - 4:50 pm

    just want you to know i am thinking of you and you are in my thoughts also thankyou very much for the chance of winning your candy your blog rocks!!! xxReplyCancel

  • marcelleNovember 25, 2010 - 4:55 pm

    The first’s of all things tradional after losing someone is the hardest thing to do. For our family after losing 3 key family members within 5 years has pressed us into developing new tradions. I miss the “old” ways of celebrating Thanksgiving but at times I must give myself permission to enjoy some of our new ones. Filling our house with people in the old and new ways is the best part of any holiday. We pray for you and your family during your year long journey of first’s.ReplyCancel

  • CathiNovember 25, 2010 - 5:00 pm

    I have always been thankful for family every day but especially at Thanksgiving. We always celebrated my Dad’s birthday on Thanksgiving but this year he passed away. The celebration this year was to go out for Thanksgiving dinner and let someone else cook. Next year I will be back to normal and cooking a dinner for the entire family.ReplyCancel

  • PamelaNovember 25, 2010 - 5:05 pm

    My favorite part of Thanksgiving is that it makes people stop and think of how blessed they are, no matter what else is going on in their life. Thanksgiving should not be just one day per year though- it should be everyday- a thought of gratitude, extra love spread around, and a bit of extra kindness shown each day by each of us would make the world a much nicer place.ReplyCancel

  • EireneNovember 25, 2010 - 5:09 pm

    My favorite part of Thanksgiving…. is that it marks the start of the holiday season! Love the holidays. :)ReplyCancel

  • NancyA (WI)November 25, 2010 - 5:11 pm

    Fantastic design! Becca I’m thankful that my husband and four children have all recovered from life threatening health issures from a broken back to brain surgery last week. God is so GREAT! The frosting on the cake is that when I reached my mother’s nursing home today she knew who I was today!ReplyCancel

  • ViannaNovember 25, 2010 - 5:17 pm

    I think if you have family, you are fortunate. I am one lonely branch on my family tree, an only child married to another only child, and having no children of our own. My father went to sleep with the angels two years ago, and my mother, who is 94 and whose caretaker I am, is not doing so well. But we still prepared the traditional Thanksgiving dinner today – and will continue to do so as long as we’re able; the last few years we share the holiday spirit and our bounty with an elderly neighborhood couple, and it makes all of us appreciate what we have so much more.
    The best part of the Thanksgiving holiday is (for us) the traditions we have here, some our own, some handed down by our families. One is looking through old photographs and reminiscing the past as we wait for the turkey to cook, then taking new phtographs to go into the family scrapbook albums. These beaituful large dies are the best thing that happened to creative scrapbooking since paper was invented- how generous of you to offer them as blog candy. I dont have any of these larger dies, but I love the few nesties do have and use them more than any other tool/product.
    I hope the love and family and friends surrounded you today. With time, and with God’s grace only can we hope to regain our balance after tragedy strikes. I wish you Peace.ReplyCancel

  • MARY HNovember 25, 2010 - 5:23 pm

    I am thankful that you are so willing to share your incredible talent with us – even during this difficult time for you. My thoughts and prayers are with you.ReplyCancel

  • Martha HNovember 25, 2010 - 5:26 pm

    Your card is just beautiful as usual. Wishing you the best this Holiday Season. I am very thankful for my immediate family and my extended family. We got together today, and the day was great.


  • Cheryl MorrisonNovember 25, 2010 - 5:26 pm

    Hi Becca, This has to be a tough holiday, but I know you are focusing on the blessings with your husband. Prayer and hugs sent your way. It’s just my husband and I this year, kids are scattered, and doing there own things. But have talked on the phone to those who we don’t see often. And some email wishes too! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your friends and family!ReplyCancel

  • Elaine MooreNovember 25, 2010 - 5:29 pm

    Sending warm loving thoughts your way — one of the things I’m thankful for is your wonderful blog – you provide such over-the-top inspiration to us all. May you and your family be surrounded by God’s peace today and alwaysReplyCancel

  • Kelly GNovember 25, 2010 - 5:29 pm

    Becca-As many have said, you’re in my thoughts today too!! I so admire your strength. My favorite part of Thanksgiving is all the foods I don’t normally have the rest of the yearReplyCancel

  • Sharon PartykaNovember 25, 2010 - 5:31 pm

    I said a prayer for you today, Becca, asking for peace and comfort for you and your family.

    Today was spent with family and friends and sharing a delicious meal. Every day is thanksgiving day for me…God is so good!ReplyCancel

  • emilyNovember 25, 2010 - 5:32 pm

    Blessings and prayers for you and your family during this difficult time. The first year there are so many markers that leave an empty place in your heart and at the table. {{{Hugs}}}

    I am always thankful for being able to see and use my hands. So many times I stop and think about how lucky I am to be able to move about so freely and do so many things we mostly take for granted. I don’t know how I would manage if I couldn’t create!

    Thank you for sharing and creating! You are simply…amazing!!! :o)ReplyCancel

  • Barbara AKA GardenladyNovember 25, 2010 - 5:33 pm

    Good afternoon Becca! So happy to see you have time to write to us today and also a chance to win some blog candy! My husband and I live in the middle of the USA and all of my family live on the east coast so it was just the two of us. We still had the big spread of food and will have plenty of leftovers for the next week or more. :)

    We have a squirrel visit our bird feeder but we missed him this morning and I said he was off celebrating Thanksgiving with his family. Oops! I was wrong he decided to have an afternoon snack instead! It is fun watching him hang upside down on the feeder to get to the seed.

    Wishing everyone a Happy Day!ReplyCancel

  • PamNovember 25, 2010 - 5:33 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving to you too! Thank you for the chance at the generous blog candy, that is so kind. I love the kindness that happens on Thanksgiving, and spending time with those I love.ReplyCancel

  • HeatherNovember 25, 2010 - 5:35 pm

    One thing I’m thankful for at Thanksgiving is being able to get together with some of my brothers and sisters and my Mom.ReplyCancel

  • Lynn SmithNovember 25, 2010 - 5:43 pm

    My favorite part of Thanksgiving is family, the greatest blessing God can give. You have been in my thoughts and prayers. I pray that He will make your seasons full of holidays past and all that He alone can give you for a wonderful future.ReplyCancel

  • PatonslakeNovember 25, 2010 - 5:49 pm

    Three pies, sweet potato biscuits, creamy mashed potatoes, and the best part of all the stuffing and turkey are all the things that make Thanksgiving wonderful. We’re all thankful we have the ability to have such a feast and a warm home and family to enjoy it with us.

    Wouldn’t you know I thought of you and your family. I hope you all have a wonderful time together.ReplyCancel

  • dolores from NMNovember 25, 2010 - 5:59 pm

    Blessings on this Thanksgiving Day.ReplyCancel

  • Patty ChapmanNovember 25, 2010 - 5:59 pm

    Blessed Thanksgiving to you. Isn’t it wonderful to know that even in the darkest of times the light of the Lord shines through to us. I am praying that you will truly have blessings come your way this coming year.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie ReavesNovember 25, 2010 - 6:01 pm

    What a sweet person your are! I hope your Thanksgiving Day was as special as it could be.

    On Thanksgiving Day, I love seeing family members who I don’t see often enough during the year and spending time with the ones I do see.
    It’s so fun to watch each one laugh as they tell a story or the kids laugh as they play with each other.
    We had a wonderful day today and of course I’m stuffed. Are you ready for seconds?

    Thanks for being you and sharing your time and talents with us. I am an avid follower, I just don’t post too often.

    Take care,

    Debbie Reaves

  • Ann LeeNovember 25, 2010 - 6:05 pm

    Our son is going through what you are. He’s beginning new traditions as he’s spending today with his son’s fiance and her family. We’re happy for him. That’s my favorite part of Thanksgiving, seeing people receive what they need from the many people that love them. You are a blessing to many. In His Love we tough more lives than we can even imagine. Blessings.ReplyCancel

  • JodyNovember 25, 2010 - 6:14 pm

    I am very thankful for the lovely Thanksgiving that I just spent with my sister and her family!ReplyCancel

  • Shirley SmithNovember 25, 2010 - 6:18 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Thanksgiving to me is a blessed time to be with those who can recall happy memories of those who cannot be there.ReplyCancel

  • Laraine RNovember 25, 2010 - 6:19 pm

    I am thankful for the family & friends we are spending the day with!! I hope you are the same and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!!ReplyCancel

  • Marge R.November 25, 2010 - 6:22 pm

    Dearest Becca,
    Hope you & your family are able to share many wonderful memories this Thanksgiving and upcoming Holiday Season. You are very loved and admired by many of us who have seen repeatedly what a wonderful lady you are, as well as an amazing crafter who is truly full of grace. Our loving thoughts will continue to be with you!
    This is a fabulous blog candy giveaway and I’d be thrilled to win! Thanks for so thoughtfully sharing with your readers once again! Until tomorrow, Thanksgiving blessings to you & yours!!!ReplyCancel

  • Ann LindNovember 25, 2010 - 6:23 pm

    Hope you are having time with your family and Happy Thanksgiving from Canada. You have such wonderful talent your projects are always so elegant Thanks so much for sharing Ann LindReplyCancel

  • Stephanie WNovember 25, 2010 - 6:23 pm

    I am very thankful today that I was able to spend time with both of our children, our daughter-in-law and grandson. I am so thankful that we have such a great relationship with not only our children but our daughter-in-law as well. It’s something I treasure. Today, is our first Thanksgiving without my dh’s dad. He always had us recite Psalm 100 before we prayed. I missed that. He & both of my parents were in my thoughts today.

    So were you…ReplyCancel

  • Vicky SchmidtNovember 25, 2010 - 6:25 pm

    Happy Thankgiving Becca. My favorite thing this thankgiving is that my daughter was able to come in for a day & a half. I had my whole family last night for dinner.

  • Judy CoveyNovember 25, 2010 - 6:28 pm

    My favorite part of Thanksgiving is being surrounded by family and friends. I love what you created on today’s blog, although I’m not sure if it’s a card or a centerpiece, but whatever it is, it’s BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for another opportunity to win a fabulous prize(es).ReplyCancel

  • Bonnie Jean HolitzkiNovember 25, 2010 - 6:31 pm

    Hello Becca, Well I would have to say my favorite holiday is whenever I can Just to have my children and grandson with me
    and to have a meal together and catch up on each others lives.
    Time goes by way to fast!!! and I want to catch ever minute of everyday with them.

    Love & Prayers

  • Barbara PNovember 25, 2010 - 6:31 pm

    So many happy memories and blessings for which I thank the Lord. Thanksgiving night, 1976, I gave birth to my only son, for whom I am so very grateful. God knew that I would need my baby to give me the strength, courage and desire to keep on living through the next year. After the baby came my Life was to be filled with continuous pain, physical and emotional suffering, as I lost my home, my car, my husband, and fell prey to injuries and illnesses. The ultimate trial by fire went on for almost 2 years; during which I kept holding to His Hand and crying out for strength to resist all that the Devil could throw at me. Everytime I looked at that precious child I knew that I was responsible for his life, safety and well-being and I knew that He would see me through. Today I can look back at those times and see how much I have grown in Grace and wisdom…and I can enjoy those beautiful Grand-children even more !ReplyCancel

  • ConnieNovember 25, 2010 - 6:32 pm

    I’m thatnkful for so may things…..this blog and your creations are among them! Gid bkess…..ReplyCancel

  • luvglitztooNovember 25, 2010 - 6:34 pm

    My favorite part of Thanksgiving is all of the preparation for the holiday. Getting together with children and grandchildren and making all of the traditional fixings for the Holiday, setting the table, decorating the house. This day is the gateway to the big Holiday to come. I love this day. I love when its overcast and the weather looks threatening and we are all inside warm wih love and happiness. May your family feel the warmth spread on this day.

    Happy Thanksgiving!ReplyCancel

  • PatsyBNovember 25, 2010 - 6:39 pm

    Even though we can’t be together this holiday, I am so thankful for the health and safety of my children. God has blessed me in so many ways and although I don’t always thank Him for these blessings, I know where they come from! My favorite part of the whole day is DESSERT~!!!!! This is the only day of the year that I allow myself to eat as much Sweet Potato Pie as I want and boy, have I broken a record today!
    I am thankful that you have family around you today and that you are doing well.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you! Now get busy on those Christmas cards!!ReplyCancel

  • Janet CastleNovember 25, 2010 - 6:39 pm

    My favorite part of Thanksgiving is spending the day counting my many blessings and sharing them with friends and family…sometimes I get busy and take these blessings for granted! I’m reminded of the verse “this is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it”! It’s truly a special day for me.
    Of course the Thanksgiving dinner is always looked forward – LOL – and to calls from long distance friends and family.
    And here I am on the computer enjoying your blog…you are special Becca…we all appreciate your talent and willingness to share them with us!
    Sending you and your family hugs and prayers as you adjust to your new journey…share the blessing of fond memories of your husband.
    Jan CastleReplyCancel

  • Susan JoyceNovember 25, 2010 - 6:40 pm

    Hello Becca, Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful that I can view your beautiful creations and find the inspiration to use my Nestabilities in so many ways. God Bless SueReplyCancel

  • PamNovember 25, 2010 - 6:44 pm

    Once again you have outdone yourself with a wonderful creation. Thanks for having the strength to keep on going. I am thankful too for wonderful church members. We are far from other family members and church gives us the opportunity to share the holidays and remember the important things in life.ReplyCancel

  • Gloria WestermanNovember 25, 2010 - 6:46 pm

    “Happy Thanksgiving ” to you and your family……I have thought about you today and sent a prayer your way……..love you bunches……..
    My favorite is that all my children and grandchildren are here with me…..and to hear the children laughter, again in my home……ReplyCancel

  • Mary H.November 25, 2010 - 6:46 pm

    Becca, You have passed yet ‘another’ milestone, and I’m praying you & your family found comfort in the love of the family circle, knowing that John was there with you too, knowing that each of you was helping the other to be strong.

    My favorite part of Thanksgiving – or ANY holiday – is having those I love the best with me. All the other stuff is just extra, and really I don’t need that. Just my dear ones and the love we share.Even those who are not with us physically, but with us in the lovely memories we share of them. As a family, we always laugh about some of the ‘family stories’, and remember those of our circle who have gone on to a better Home. Waiting for us when God decides we shall join them.

    As per usual, the project was gorgeous. How DO you continue to make each one better than the previous????? God BlessReplyCancel

  • AnneNovember 25, 2010 - 6:47 pm

    Dearest Becca :o)

    How sweet of you to think of others as you do, even at this difficult time. You are truly an inspiration.

    I wish you a blessed thanksgiving. Your card is awesome!

    It’s a celebration that we do not have across the pond, but perhaps we should instigate it. We are surrounded by so many blessings and often fail to appreciate them.

    This evening, my nephew joined me to thread raisins and sweets on cocktail sticks, ready for our Christingle service. We take oranges (a symbol for the earth) and apply a strip of red tape (symbolising the blood of Jesus) around the outside. A hole is cut in the top and a candle (light of the world) is placed on a piece of silver foil and then pushed into the hole until stable. Four cocktail sticks symbolise the four seasons (goose quills were originally used) which bear raisins and sweets – to symbolise the fruits of the earth. The service originated in the Moravian Church and The Children’s Society introduced it to the UK. The service is held in the evening and the candles are lit. Everyone collects a candle whilst singing carols and a ring of light is made around the Church. When the circle is complete, we sing ‘Silent Night, Holy Night’.

    My dear mother was a local secretary for the society and introduced the service to our home Church decades ago. Although she is no longer with us, we continue the tradition and will be preparing the oranges this weekend. The service is really early this year. As a child, we kept our Christingles intact and re-lit them on Christmas morning.

    There are several images of Christingles on the net if you are interested.

    God bless you and yours, Becca.

    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Cathie - Ontario, CanadaNovember 25, 2010 - 6:53 pm


    Thank-you for your wonderful kind words to all of us. You bless us each and every time you post and share your special gifts.

    Thanksgiving is a time to be truly thankful for all we have and for the wonderful people in our lives. I have so many wonderful friends and family, I don’t know where I would be without them. So having said that, my favourite part of Thanksgiving is spending time with my family. Along with that, I like to bake something that I can package individually so that it can be shared by everyone. Of course presentation is everything, so I spend extra time making it look as good as it tastes!

    Blessings to you and your family Becca!


  • EleanorNovember 25, 2010 - 6:57 pm

    I’m thinking of you on this Thanksgiving Day. I know it is a very difficult time for you but havig family near helps so much. I am thankful for my wonderful hubby, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildlren. I am thankful for health, home, happiness, friends, crafting, and everything good that has happened to me over the years. I wish you peace and comfort.ReplyCancel

  • Theresa RNovember 25, 2010 - 6:57 pm

    Your posts are worth daily thanks and I’m grateful for all you share with us. Thanksgiving is a time for my family, like so many others, to gather together and reconnect. This year I am especially thankful that my mother is still with us after a bad fall and the surgery afterward to remove a blood clot on her brain. We had so many prayer warriors on this that I had no doubt we would succeed and indeed the Lord did hear us.ReplyCancel

  • martha gNovember 25, 2010 - 6:58 pm

    What wonderful project! Great job. I love it! My favorite thing about Thanksgiving is having all the family together. Family is everything.ReplyCancel

  • VickiNovember 25, 2010 - 7:07 pm

    I’m thankful for my family and being able to spend the day with them and my grandchildren. As far as the food part. Can;t do without the dressing. Hope you have had a very special day with your family and I do so enjoy seeing your work on your website.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy MNovember 25, 2010 - 7:09 pm

    Your cards are always lovely,Thankful for family,friends,health,my
    church family,Thinking of you this time of year you are in my thoughts and prayers,you are a blessing……Have a blessed day.

  • Linda BrooksNovember 25, 2010 - 7:13 pm

    This year was especially bittersweet…it would be my mother’s 86th birthday. She passed away in April 9 of this year from complications due to Alzheimer’s. Every few years her birthday, Nov. 25, 1924, falls on Thanksgiving day. That was the date this year and the entire family was not together. We all celebrated in our respective cities. Now, here is the weird thing, we are not sad! Mom is out of pain, can remember all of us now, and is healthy again in Heaven. We chose to stay with our own immediate families this year to celebrate just that-family.ReplyCancel

  • Sallyann MettlerNovember 25, 2010 - 7:16 pm

    I know your heart is grieving, and yet you have made the choice to bless others during your time of transition. God will continue to bless you even as you bless others.

    My favorite part of Thanksgiving is the opportunity to take the time from everything else to more fully realize how much I have to be grateful for.
    So far no one has really been able to comercialize the holiday to a great extent, so that it remains a day to choose to to be grateful for friends, family, our homes, health, etc.
    For once , a holiday that is not about “stuff” but about gratitude and appreciation.

    Thank you for the chance to win some blog candy.

  • Sherry LowmasterNovember 25, 2010 - 7:16 pm

    Hi Becca, Hope you are having a good holiday. I have been praying for you and yours. I’m thankful I can get together with family today.ReplyCancel

  • Julie KNovember 25, 2010 - 7:16 pm

    You are an inspiration to so many people…God bless youReplyCancel

  • HeaneyNovember 25, 2010 - 7:17 pm

    I do not celebrate Thanksgiving but I am thankful to God for the beautiful life, family, friends, love, laughter, joy, health, peace and freedom.
    May God bless you and your family. Happy Thanksgiving!ReplyCancel

  • AnitaNovember 25, 2010 - 7:18 pm

    One of the best things about Thanksgiving for me is reflecting on all the things I have to be so grateful for and this year it’s having our children and daughter-in-law here with us for several days. It’s very difficult to be able to get everyone together, being spread out all over the east coast, and Thanksgiving seems to be the time we can all get together more than any other.

    I just got a Grand Caliber about a month ago and would love, love, love to win those dies!

    So good to have you posting again, Becca. My thoughts continue with you each day that it will be a little easier than the day before.ReplyCancel

  • JeanielouNovember 25, 2010 - 7:20 pm

    Becca: I thank God for His wonderful grace and endless mercy to a sinner like me. I am so thankful for my salvation through Christ and faith in Him. I admire you and your strength through Him. I have never met you personally but look forward to our meeting one day. I pray for the Lord to keep you safe in His Word, will and love.
    These are my blessings for which I am thankful for today and every day. He is an awesome God.
    Love ‘n Hugs,

  • linda pattiNovember 25, 2010 - 7:27 pm

    my favorite part of Thanksgiving is catching up with family and remembering past years, when our children were small, and now some of them have children joining in the traditions. thanks for a chance to win the blog candy, I am thankful that you are sharing your talent with all of usReplyCancel

  • marv dennisNovember 25, 2010 - 7:28 pm

    My favorite part of Thanksgiving is having an entire day devoted to giving thanks and having family here to share the day.

  • Lovely LindaNovember 25, 2010 - 7:34 pm

    Hello Becca – what a beautiful project you have created – as always! I love your Blog and the inspiration you bring – you are a living tesitmony of the FAITHFULNESS of God – you certainly shine through any situation and are indeea beautiful vessel for the Lord to dwell in!
    Thank you for the opportunity to play for this fabulous Candy – I am blessed to be getting a Grand Calibur and would love something to run through it – LOL! We dont officially celebrate Thanksgiving here in Australia BUT we should! I am thankful for so many things – especially for the Love of God – His mercies that are new every morning! For family and friends! God bless you Sistah! {{{Hugs}}}ReplyCancel

  • Linda BandowNovember 25, 2010 - 7:34 pm

    Thank the Lord for all he has given us…and for our troops far from home, Lord keep them safe until they can return home once again.

    I hope that as the year comes to a close, each day will lessen your sorrow a bit, as well as that of your family.ReplyCancel

  • Rina (butterfly)November 25, 2010 - 7:35 pm

    Always a great pleasure watching your blog, I get real pleasure. I am grateful to God for what greeted you and many other friends in cyberspace! Grateful for that win her illness with breast cancer, and there is, and your merit! Thank you. RinaReplyCancel

  • MaryKayeNovember 25, 2010 - 7:35 pm

    With each passing year, I love Thanksgiving more and more. My husband and I have been dealing with serious health issues for a short time so I relate a little bit to you. But with prayer, faith, and love from friends and family, we are doing well. Family, home, freedom, friends, faith in a loving Father in Heaven, health, sound mind and (mostly) sound body, and my list goes on and on. Thank you, Becca, for sharing your talents and insights with us and inspiring all of us to be a better person. Happy Thanksgiving to you and a blessed Christmas season ahead to you and your family!ReplyCancel

  • JeanneNovember 25, 2010 - 7:35 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving Becca, to you and your family. My favorite part of Thanksgiving is enjoying a delicious dinner with my family. Thank you Becca for sharing your wonderful creations with us.ReplyCancel

  • annheidelNovember 25, 2010 - 7:37 pm

    Awesome blog candy! Today I’m grateful for holidays because they bring family together. :) You make such beautiful projects and I’m also thankful for your generosity in sharing them on your blog.ReplyCancel

  • AdairNovember 25, 2010 - 7:38 pm

    Hi, Becca! I am very thankful for the opportunity to share the day with my family. This year has had its challenges and it is times like this that reminds me of how fortunate I am to have my family near me. And, I am also for grateful for people like you who so lovingly share their talent with us. Bless you!ReplyCancel

  • Judy JacksonNovember 25, 2010 - 7:39 pm

    Dear Becca, As you know so well, God’s blessing to us overflow. At times we have a difficult time seeing the blessings because of sadness that may come our way. However, even during the times of sadness God is there when we can’t always see His hand supporting and lifting us. But looking back, we know He was there and it was through His strength and love that we made it through.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win some blog candy!ReplyCancel

  • BethNovember 25, 2010 - 7:40 pm

    What I like about Thanksgiving is being with family & friends. You & your family continue to be in my prayers.ReplyCancel

  • SarahNovember 25, 2010 - 7:46 pm

    Thanks for the opportunity to win this set from Spellbinders. My favorite part of Thanksgiving is spending time with family.ReplyCancel

  • IreneNovember 25, 2010 - 7:48 pm

    In Canada, our Thanksgiving is earlier than yours, so we had the advantage of having very nice weather…….compared to now which is very cold and very snowy. It was lovely.
    Your card is just stunning.
    Wishing you and yours all the best.

  • NancybethNovember 25, 2010 - 7:52 pm

    Becca you are so generous. You are in my prayers today and for many more to come. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. We’ve had our thanksgiving here already in Canada but it is a wonderful time to reflect on how blessed and fortunate we are in our lives. Thank you for sharing your incredible talent and spirit with us.ReplyCancel

  • Irene Gonzalez MarquezNovember 25, 2010 - 7:55 pm

    Becca que maravilloso trabajo, bendiciones para tí y tu familia, gracias por compartir con nosostros, saludos cariñosos IreneReplyCancel

  • Peggy leeNovember 25, 2010 - 7:58 pm

    Hi Becca,

    I just want to say I love your blog and visit it on a daily basis. You are an inspiration. All day long I thought about this day. The question in my mind that kept running back and forth. What in my life am I thankful for? I am blessed to have a loving husband who is very supportive and is always there for me. My husband is retired and a cancer survivor. He had prostate cancer in 2008. Since then he has had radiation and the side effect that come with that. He has kept a positive attitude about this whole deal. I love him dearly and I am blessed to have him in my life.

    This time I wanted to write a response to what you asked without reading a bunch before I got to the end. I didn’t want to be influenced.

    You inspire a lot a people around the world, I am very fortunate to have come across your blog. You Becca, have touched a lot of people and I just want to say “Thank You”.ReplyCancel

  • lisa808November 25, 2010 - 8:00 pm

    Becca, how sweet of you to offer blog candy. One of my favorite things about Thanksgiving is pumpkin pie! Yummy!ReplyCancel

  • NanetteNovember 25, 2010 - 8:03 pm

    Dear Becca,

    The favorite part of Thanksgiving for me is reflecting on all the years before and realizing that all the trials were lessons to get me to where I needed to be. I am greatful for all – the hard times, the sad times, the good times, the plentiful times, and the family and friends that surround me. I am especially greatful that I still have my parents with me, and my grandparents memories and presence with me. I have 15 grandchildren, 5 great granchildren, and I am not 60 yet! I enjoy each and every one; and I am still young enough to play with them! I keep you and your family in my prayers and pray that your grief and sorrow grow less and less so that you may enjoy the memories of your life together with joy and happiness. I am greatful for your blog. The beauty you possess inside shows through your work.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours,


  • Linda GilbowNovember 25, 2010 - 8:06 pm

    Well, I won’t be able to comment every day, since I won’t have access to a computer every day, but I can tell you that my favorite part of Thanksgiving is the chance to slow down and think about all the good things in our lives. Life isn’t easy and some years are very difficult, but one can always find many, many, MANY blessings.

    Praying for you often, Becca. The death of a loved one is hard at any time of the year, but close to the holidays makes it extra difficult. Nov. 6 was the fifth anniversary of our son’s death and the holidays have been forever changed.

    I think of you and pray for you, knowing you are in pain. The only way through is THROUGH and the Lord is there every step of the way. ~LindaReplyCancel

  • PAT NOBLENovember 25, 2010 - 8:07 pm

    Hi Becca
    What a beautiful card, as always! It seems you have the best designs
    and use colors so well.
    Thinking of you and your family and wishing you a peaceful and blessed Thanksgiving.ReplyCancel

  • DebraKNovember 25, 2010 - 8:11 pm

    ‘thinking of you today, Becca, and hoping your Thanksgiving was blessed and full of fond memories.
    Thanks for the op to win the goodies! I think my most favorite thing about Thanksgiving is the 3 days that follow so I can recuperate and rest. Although I LOVE to cook, I am exhausted after preparing all the food. And I am so THANKFUL that Thanksgiving is not on a Sunday every year! Hugs from central FL… :)ReplyCancel

  • MarvelyNovember 25, 2010 - 8:12 pm

    Thank you for sharing your incredible talent and spirit with us.
    Thank you for this Spellbinders candy.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.ReplyCancel

  • Mary JaneNovember 25, 2010 - 8:18 pm

    My favorite part of Thanksgiving is the fact that the emphasis is on family time together and not on gift giving.
    Thanks for offering blog candy.
    Mary JaneReplyCancel

  • SparklesNovember 25, 2010 - 8:21 pm

    I have learned to be thankful for all the little things we tend to take for granted and I love Thanksgiving because it is a time of celebration of all those little things!ReplyCancel

  • FernandaNovember 25, 2010 - 8:21 pm

    Hi Becca! Hope your Thanksgiving was a peaceful one! Thanksgiving to me means family through thick and thin! No matter what the difficulties family unity is so important. With Thanksgiving we know Christmas is around the corner and it’s time for card making. Actually I started several weeks ago and did some to include your ideas-thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Beth GrecoNovember 25, 2010 - 8:21 pm

    My favourite part about Thanksgiving is that we have a wonderful time together with family, there’s always good food usually Pumpkin Pie and there’s time to especially remember that all the blessings that we have.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win some blog candy and I’m thankful for those of you who blog and provide fabulous inspiration to other card makers.ReplyCancel

  • RubyNovember 25, 2010 - 8:23 pm

    I love thanksgiving because its a time for ‘everyone’ to take time out to look around and assess the good things that they have in their lives. There are so many people worse off than me and I may not have too much but I’m thankful for the things I have available to me including my freedom in the good USof A. thank you for sharing your creations and Happy day to you and everyone around you.ReplyCancel

  • MicheleNovember 25, 2010 - 8:24 pm

    My favorite part of Thanksgiving is spending the day with my family and that we are all healthy and happy. I’m grateful that my friends in the military are safe.ReplyCancel

  • Darlene LNovember 25, 2010 - 8:27 pm

    Thanks for the unlimited kindness you constantly show your readers with your amazing artwork and giveaways. I am a very happy subscriber to your blog so I don’t miss an entry.

    Things I am thankful include everything from my two wonderful children and the rest of my family to the occasional Starbucks I treat myself to. I am so thankful to live in the USA and my religious freedom.ReplyCancel

  • DebraNovember 25, 2010 - 8:32 pm

    Becca, you continue to be in my prayers and I continue to be inspired by your strength and perseverance, your absolute trust in our loving Father. I have been in awe as I would follow your blog and see snippets of the love you and John shared and I know that love will also continue to sustain you.

    How like you to think of others today and offer the blog candy! You are too much!

  • BerylNovember 25, 2010 - 8:32 pm

    This Thanksgiving I am so blessed. I got to play a rousing game of “pin the hat on the turkey” with my 4 year old grand daughter and feel the 2 new teeth my 6 month old grand daughter just got! Our Great Lord, He is generous indeed!ReplyCancel

  • christiNovember 25, 2010 - 8:38 pm

    my favorite part of thanksgiving is when i make a cheesecake from scratch, like i say grandma’s recipe, (not my grandma). then when i get to where i’m going the people’s comments about it. especially from the younger generations. perhaps it will be a classic. it’s just nice to know that your appreciated.

  • Candy MillsNovember 25, 2010 - 8:39 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving Becca, though I am sure it is a tough one for you this year……
    I am most and always thankful for my family. At any time of the year, but especially if we can get together for holidays. It doesn’t happen often but my heart is always with them :o)
    Thank you for this chance at your blog candy ~
    Hugs, CandyReplyCancel

  • MarisaNovember 25, 2010 - 8:45 pm

    First of all, Happy Thanksgiving, though I’m sure it has been a bit tough (((hugs))). I’m thankful for all your wonderful inspiration on this blog. If I could have but one of your creative genes a happy girl I would be LOL!

    Christmas is my favorite holiday and one of the things I love about it is making sugar and gingerbread cookies, decorating them and taking them to the fire hall up the hill on Christmas day to surprise them and thank them for all they do for us.ReplyCancel

  • Debby WaltersNovember 25, 2010 - 8:46 pm

    Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I think the one thing that I am most thankful for is the memories of the holidays past, when no one had passed yet and we couldnt fathom that life would be any different than we knew it then. Today, most of my beloved aunts and uncles, my grandparents and my father share Thanksgiving with me in my memories and heart. A bittersweet time but so thankful for the memories. Today has to be tough for Becca and her family and I pray that their day will have been filled with many happy memories of times past.ReplyCancel

  • CathyNovember 25, 2010 - 8:51 pm

    I am thankful for you Becca. I look forward to each and everyone of your posts. My favorite part of Thanksgiving is getting together with family and spending quality time with them. Now on to Christmas!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jen MonteiroNovember 25, 2010 - 8:51 pm

    Being from across the pond we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving like you guys do, so my favourite holiday time is Christmas. Seeing the wonderful smiles and looks of awe on little children’s faces as their dreams come true. Watching nativity plays in infant and junior schools are also a favourite of mine :)
    Hugs and positive vibes heading your way Becca at this sad time.
    Jen xReplyCancel

  • Loraine ThorpNovember 25, 2010 - 8:52 pm

    My favortie part of thanksgiving is seeing the true spirit of love come out from all walks of life.it is a very special time and my prayers are for you and your family for the strngth and faith to help you threu .know we are all out here pulling and praying for youReplyCancel

  • DebraNovember 25, 2010 - 8:53 pm

    I hope you are with family today Becca. I look forward to your posts – you are an incredible woman and your projects are absolutely fabulous! I am from Canada so we had our Thanksgiving in October, but my favorite part has to be the turkey!ReplyCancel

  • BeckyNovember 25, 2010 - 8:53 pm

    Becca, I don’t post often but wanted you to know that I really appreciate all of your hard work and your talent. And that I know God’s grace has strengthened you this past year,, and I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.. BeckyReplyCancel

  • Gabriela (Gabi with an Eye)November 25, 2010 - 8:53 pm

    You are quite an inspiration. Your generous heart continues to shine through and I pray your heart will continue to know peace.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy ONovember 25, 2010 - 8:54 pm

    Thinking of you at Thanksgiving time, Becca! Hope you and your family have a blessed day! Thank you for all your inspiration…through your creations and through your kind and generous spirit!ReplyCancel

  • Pat SNovember 25, 2010 - 8:55 pm

    Wow, what a spectacular creative item. Love it. My favorite part of Thanksgiving is having my family sitting at the table together. With everyone growing up and do their own thing, just having a family sit down is my blessing. Thanks for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • Carla Prediger TraselNovember 25, 2010 - 8:56 pm

    Hi Becca.
    Happy thanksgiving. I wish we had this holiday here in Brazil. I think we always have something to thank for.
    Christmas is my favorite celebration. Maybe because is the time we try to get all the family together, because all the decorations inside and outside the houses, the lights…ReplyCancel

  • Kelly SasNovember 25, 2010 - 8:56 pm

    Thanksgiving blessings to you and your family Becca. My favorite thing about Thanksgiving…. this year anyway… is that it is also my daddy’s birthday. I am so blessed to be 51 years old and still have my father (who turned 72 today) near me. I am an only child so I really only have them and then my family. I continue to pray for you Becca. Your unwavering faith in our heavenly father is a great example of loving trust for all Christians.ReplyCancel

  • Phyllis M.November 25, 2010 - 9:00 pm

    My most favorite part is getting together with my loving family and sharing the holidays with them. May God bless you and your family through the holidays.ReplyCancel

  • Vanessa CarterNovember 25, 2010 - 9:00 pm

    Hi Becca. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. My favorite part of Thanksgiving is being with my family. Since we are spread out over Texas it is good to be together and share how our lifes have gone throughout the year.ReplyCancel

  • Penny ReedNovember 25, 2010 - 9:03 pm

    Blessings to you, Becca! You amaze me at the strength you demonstrate because of your unwavering faith in our Lord.
    My favorite thing about Thanksgiving is stopping to think just how very much we have to be thankful for. We are blessed beyond imagination. And no one lives that out better than you! You are still in my prayers.
    Your creations are awesome. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.
    Penny ReedReplyCancel

  • Debbie GNovember 25, 2010 - 9:03 pm

    My favorite part of Thanksgiving is spending time with family members I don’t see very often.ReplyCancel

  • EllenNovember 25, 2010 - 9:04 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving to you! My favorite part of Thanksgiving is sharing a wonderful completely made from scratch dinner with family. The hours of preparation are so worth it when you see the smiles on their faces.ReplyCancel

  • Lorraine GallNovember 25, 2010 - 9:13 pm

    I have been inspired over and over by looking at your beautiful artistry! What I love most about Thanksgiving is the spirit of thankfulness for all the blessings that flow from above both naturally and especially spiritually.ReplyCancel

  • Brooke GuadagnoNovember 25, 2010 - 9:13 pm

    Becca, thank you for this wonderful oppportunity to win some great blog candy. The cards you make are wonderful inspirations.
    To me Thanksgiving is a time spent with family. The breaking of bread, eating turkey and remembering old stories of family members from years past.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  • LenoriaNovember 25, 2010 - 9:15 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and thank you for the opportunity to win something just for visiting. My favorite part of Thanksgiving, or any holiday, is being with my family.ReplyCancel

  • Tracy SmithNovember 25, 2010 - 9:19 pm

    hello and thanks for the chance to win this wonderful blog candy! My favorite part of Thanksgiving is the preparation, cooking, etc because we always have a good time doing it together. Thankful for family and friends today and always. Happy Thanksgiving!ReplyCancel

  • BetteNovember 25, 2010 - 9:19 pm

    I have never posted before but I want you to know what an inspiration you are to many, many friends (you don’t even know). Your unwavering faith is amazing. Your work is beautiful and I only wish I was your next door neighbor so I could learn from a true master. Thanks for your beautiful daily emails. They are the joy of my day.ReplyCancel

  • Carol ParksNovember 25, 2010 - 9:19 pm

    My favorite part of Thanksgiving is the food, and visiting with Family to eat together, and have a fun day.

    Thanks for the blog candy. I love the Grand Nestis.ReplyCancel

  • maryNovember 25, 2010 - 9:20 pm

    Time with family and friends – or just thinking about them – is my favorite part of Thanksgiving!
    Dear Becca, thinking of you on this Thanksgiving. You and your lovely family are in my prayers! May God bless you!ReplyCancel

  • Bev J.November 25, 2010 - 9:22 pm

    Hope your day was a peaceful one!

    Apart from being thankful for family and friends; my favorite part of Thanksgiving is the smells-turkey, dressing, pumpkin pie, homemade bread! I love how the house smells during the holidays.

    Thanks for a chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara TNovember 25, 2010 - 9:23 pm

    My favorit part of Thanksgiving is sitting around our table, having conversation and being a familyReplyCancel

  • BeccaNovember 25, 2010 - 9:27 pm

    My favorite part is being with family, and making all the calls to send love to the family who is scattered across the country! AND the nap once the turkey is put away. :)ReplyCancel

  • Marlena M.November 25, 2010 - 9:29 pm

    My favorite part of Thanksgiving….is the whole fall atmosphere comes to a head that day. We get to sort of wrap up the year with a moment to pause and think of all we are thankful for.
    I pray you are blessed this year…you and your family.ReplyCancel

  • lizNovember 25, 2010 - 9:38 pm

    Love your blog and look forward to seeing all the beautiful designs that you come up with. I love spending time with my family on Thanksgiving. And resting up for an early morning shopping spree :)ReplyCancel

  • Sue O.November 25, 2010 - 9:39 pm

    My favorite part of Thanksgiving is taking time out to really think about what it is I am thankful for and sharing it with others which includes the whole family or all who can be in attendance for the Thanksgiving feast. This year I actually stated on facebook each day something that I am thankful for, so it had more meaning than ever before for me. Blessings to you and yours, Becca.ReplyCancel

  • BarbieNovember 25, 2010 - 9:44 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Becca. I visit your blog everyday sometimes more than just once.
    I am so thankful for the many blessings that my Lord has bestowed upon me…loving family and friends, good health but most of all the sacrafice the Lord made for me and all those who believe in Him.
    Keeping you and your family in my prayers.ReplyCancel

  • CheriNovember 25, 2010 - 9:45 pm

    Becca, my thoughts are with you, the first set of holidays are very difficult after losing a spouse, but your faith will sustain you.
    Of course my very favorite part of Thanksgiving is being with family, and creating wonderful memories.

  • conniemelanconNovember 25, 2010 - 9:48 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving Becca! My favorite part of Thanksgiving was spending the day with my family and of course the food. Now waiting on my friends so we can go shopping.ReplyCancel

  • Bonnie ThrasherNovember 25, 2010 - 9:50 pm

    My thoughts and prayers still remain with you and your family as you go through this time of grief. I lost my brother in May of this year, and am still missing him. I am so happy that your can find some relief from your creating beautiful pieces of art (cards) and your blog.

    My most treasured blessings is my family, and I was especially blessed this year with a visit for Thanksgiving by my daughter and 2 of my grandchildren (which I haven’t seen in 3 years). My family is the backbone of our lives. After losing a treasured sister-in-law, father-in-law, niece and brother in the last 5 years, makes treasuring the remaining family members all the more. In addidtion to them, we are blessed with a wonderful church bible study group, a wonderful pastor, and church which feeds us spiritually.

    The Lord has blessed us in so many ways, that it is impossible to count or even think of them all at once. The Lord is good.ReplyCancel

  • BrendaNovember 25, 2010 - 9:50 pm

    Hi Becca,
    You have been on my mind today so checked your site and happy to see your beautiful card.
    My favorite part of Thanksgiving is spending time with family. We finally have a little one again in the family and she brings so much joy to all of us. Her name is Josie and she is beautiful and we love her so much!
    Thank you for this opportunity! BrendaReplyCancel

  • Michel ENovember 25, 2010 - 9:51 pm

    I am thankful for my family and my job. I am keeping you and your family in my thoughts during this time.ReplyCancel

  • RhondaNovember 25, 2010 - 9:57 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving. So very thankful for people such as you to show us your beautiful creations and your talent. Thank you for the chance to win your blog candy.ReplyCancel

  • Deebi27November 25, 2010 - 10:00 pm

    What does it mean to be thankful? Being ever mindful of the good people in my life, wonderful memories that regularly make me smile and sometimes brings me to tears. To have a wonderful husband that supports me, 2 wonderful children that think I am hard on them at times, but know I love them endlessly, a job that I am glad to be at each day and health that always reminds me how blessed I am for having great health. Yes I am thankful for much in my life.

    Many thoughts and prayers for you and yours as to work your way through the coming year with all the wonderful memories you cherish in your heart!ReplyCancel

  • MickieNovember 25, 2010 - 10:08 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving Becca! I know it has been a quiet and reflective day for you. We have a wonderful day with family and friends, visiting, sharing memories and eating scrumptous food. My favorite Thanksgiving is when everyone has finally arrived safely and we are all together to visit and reconnect since we live so scattered apart. Of course all the good food runs a good second. LOL I thank God for my family and friends. God Bless!ReplyCancel

  • AnnieNovember 25, 2010 - 10:08 pm

    Thanks for the chance at some blog candy……I’ve never won any, but anything is possible.
    What I love about Thanksgiving, is when everyone in our family sits around the table together, and tells what they are thankful for the most! Its quite enlightening sometimes!
    I’m thankful for you too……you help so much when the crafting mojo is just not there!!ReplyCancel

  • RufusNovember 25, 2010 - 10:11 pm

    I get mail every every time you post, but you’ve been in my thoughts today, anyway. I’m thankful for many, many things both large and small. One thing I’m thankful for is that a long time ago I found your blog. You’ve been inspiring me ever since! Favorite things about Thanksgiving… well lets start with the opportunity to reflect on the past year, and remember how many things there are to be thankful for!
    Thanks for the chance at a marvelous candy, Becca!
    Sending a hug to you and yours,

  • AndreaANovember 25, 2010 - 10:13 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving Becca!!
    I am very thankful for my family.
    I only have two sisters left and they have helped me through some very difficult times.
    I love them dearly.
    We had a very Thankful Thanksgiving with 22 family members.
    We Also found out that my Sister that raised 4 boys alone is going to have a Granddaughter in March.
    Her birthday is March 14. She passed away in December 2006 just 10 months before my Sweet Husband did on October 31,2007
    I believe she knows, and I pray that
    Allie will be born on the 14th.
    Three of her 4 boys was with us today and that was a very big Blessing!!
    I am keeping you in my prayers that as time goes by so will the pain.ReplyCancel

  • KrisNovember 25, 2010 - 10:17 pm

    Thanks Becca! Thanksgiving wouldn’t be complete without the obligatory hike down to the creek after eating the turkey dinner.ReplyCancel

  • Wendy ANovember 25, 2010 - 10:21 pm

    Dear Becca, Happy Thanksgiving. You have been through so much in the last few months and I am in awe of your strength.
    Our Thanksgiving is in October and I was so thankful to have family and friends to share it with. The joy and laughter that surrounded us made it a very special day.ReplyCancel

  • LESLEY BROWNNovember 25, 2010 - 10:25 pm

    I hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving, Becca. Your ability to live your life beyond such a loss is a true testament of your faith. You are an inspiration to us all on so many levels. I am thankful for the blessing of family. Though most of my children are grown, married and very far away, they continue to be a source of joy. God bless you, Becca. Thank you for the opportunity to win this great dessert!ReplyCancel

  • chrisdNovember 25, 2010 - 10:25 pm

    Thanksgiving is a wonderful time for gathering with family …if only in your thoughts and friends. I think of fond memories too of years gone by. My thoughts and prayers are with you too!ReplyCancel

  • Amy SabolNovember 25, 2010 - 10:25 pm

    My favorite part of Thanksgiving is having all of my children and their friends here together and enjoying them!!!ReplyCancel

  • Wanda MNovember 25, 2010 - 10:25 pm

    When you are a Child of God…there is a common bond with other Children of God. I feel like you are my sister… and you are my sister in Christ. My heart goes out to you this holiday season and you are in my prayers. I buried my Mom 10 years ago on the day before Thanksgiving. If there is one thing I know it’s that having Christ in your like makes it easier to handle her passing. I miss her so much…Be encouraged and keep the Faith…Be blessed…Hugs…ReplyCancel

  • GaleNovember 25, 2010 - 10:26 pm

    I think Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful. Thankful for family and friends who we all love and appreciate. Two things I remember and still do related to Thanksgiving is sharing with others and the start of the Christmas holiday. Christmas is my favorite time of year, the time when Jesus came. Thanksgiving helps us to start off the holidays – at least that is how we have always done it.
    Happy Thanksgiving,

  • Michelle HNovember 25, 2010 - 10:28 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving! We spent the holiday at my cousins house. It was a mixture of my family and his girlfriends family. Some I had never met. Even so, I sat back a couple times just watching and listening, realizing that everyone was enjoying themselves and it felt like we’d been family forever. For that, I was thankful.ReplyCancel

  • JaneyNovember 25, 2010 - 10:28 pm

    Thanksgiving has meant such different things for me throughout the years. This year, I am grateful for news on Monday that our youngest daughter is now cancer free. I felt blessed to be able to prepare a meal for her and her family and the rest of our crew.

    I have thought of you and your family this week, Becca. This will be a year of ‘firsts’ for you – including this holiday – Thanksgiving without John. You are in my thoughts and prayers.ReplyCancel

  • DeepaNovember 25, 2010 - 10:34 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving Becca!! I’m 7000 miles away from my family and loved ones this year so things were a little different for me … but I am still so very thankful for many many things!! One of my favorite parts of thanksgiving is pie :) I wish you and your family a blessed day!ReplyCancel

  • BeverlyNovember 25, 2010 - 10:44 pm

    The thing I was most thankful for today was the time I got to share with my grandchildren. They are one of the biggest blessings on my life. There are four so far, from 1-8 years and fill my heart with love and joy with their hugs and kisses. They are constantly keeping a smile on my face. Jaxon, with huge hugs and lots of kisses when we are at his house–I fear for the day he will feel he is too big for that stuff! Jasmine, with her boundless energy, who always wants to do “craps” with grandma in grandma’s “craps room.” Marilyn, who makes funny faces to purposely make me laugh, and says “Sit, play me, meemaw.” And Jagger with his arms out to me and a big dimply smile on his face. Thanks, God.ReplyCancel

  • Marlene IacuzziNovember 25, 2010 - 10:44 pm

    My favorite part is about 8pm , when the kitchen is cleaned up, and those I love are relaxing doing their thing–and then they start to pull the leftovers out of the frig.ReplyCancel

  • SusanNovember 25, 2010 - 10:53 pm

    Happy thanksgiving Becca and may your God be with you to help you celebrate your thanksgiving,

    Thanks again for the chance to win another super prize you really are a remarkable lady in more ways than one,

    Becca as a child my school celebrated the harvest festival by each child donating one or more non perishable items over a period of several weeks and then each class made up a food basket and handed them out to elderly folks homes, we would sing an appropriate hymn for this season and my favourite was “We plough the fields and scatter” to this day that hymn brings tears of joy to my eyes, I can still see those elderly folk and amazingly I am not too far away from being elderly myself…62 next birthday

    Best wishes to you and yoursReplyCancel

  • MelindaNovember 25, 2010 - 10:57 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving Becca! My favorite thing about Thanksgiving is spending time with my family. Of course I enjoy the food too. :) And the sales papers for Black Friday. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win. Hugs to you & your family. I’ve been thinking about you & still remember you in my prayers. :)ReplyCancel

  • DianneNovember 25, 2010 - 10:59 pm

    My favorite part of Thanksgiving is just having the whole family together laughing at the dinner table, telling funny memories from years gone by! Of course I do love the stuffing, sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie too!! :) Happy Thanksgiving!!ReplyCancel

  • MiriamNovember 25, 2010 - 10:59 pm

    Dearest Becca:

    You and your family continue to be in my prayers. We just came home from our our family Thanksgiving celebration at our daughter’s home. One of the highlights of the day was my four year old grand daughter “reading” me the story of the first Thanksgiving. It was neat to see that she is begining to understand the many reasons we have to be thankful. It is always a blessing to have loved ones around us.

    Bless you.ReplyCancel

  • CherylNovember 25, 2010 - 11:06 pm

    So thankful for you, too, Becca and your example of courage, love and grace. Thank you for sending your warm thoughts to everyone who reads and enjoys your blog.ReplyCancel

  • Bette SNovember 25, 2010 - 11:17 pm

    I am first and foremost thankful for my wonderful family. My husband and I have two great children of whom we are so proud of. They have blessed us with a daughter-in law and a son-in-law and between them 5 really great grandchildren! I am also thankful and blessed that we live in this great land of the United States. Sometimes I think we take so much for granted as we have been so fortunate that God in his great mercy placed us here. Everything we have comes from God and we give thanks to him.ReplyCancel

  • CharlotteNovember 25, 2010 - 11:19 pm

    Becca, my thoughts and prayers have been w/ you today. Having lived on the mission field for the past ten years and having missed so many Thanksgivings and Christmases w/ my family, I appreciate being able to spend time w/ my family this year — especially since we just had our first grandbaby. Thank you for sharing yourself and your talent w/ us.ReplyCancel

  • Karen KnegtenNovember 25, 2010 - 11:20 pm

    Becca- You continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.
    My favorite part of celebrating Thanksgiving is having my adult children here with us, as well as my 19 year granddaughter. We are also blessed to have my Mom continue to share a good life at her 80 years of age to continue in our family traditions!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy BillingsNovember 25, 2010 - 11:23 pm

    Hi Becca…my favorite thing about Thanksgiving is spending time with our extendesd family and friends that we don’t get to see often enough.

    Thank your Becca for the chance to win this die. My wonderful husband just bought the Grand Caliber for me at Hobby Lobby but they didn’t have the dies yet so this would be great to win!!!ReplyCancel

  • RebeccaNovember 25, 2010 - 11:28 pm

    Yeah, it is still Thursday here! 11:25 to be exact. I don’t celebrate anything except my anniversary. My favourite part is to have a special dinner out with my husbAnd at a restaurant we have never been to or don’t usually go to. It is nice to have wine and a quiet dinner.ReplyCancel

  • NenaNovember 25, 2010 - 11:30 pm

    God’s Grace and Peace to you as you honor the One who gives
    us all a reason to be thankful. I was able to talk on the phone to
    my granddaughters today. My heart is full. Thank you for all
    the kindness and encouragement you have shown us through your
    blog each day.ReplyCancel

  • nicholNovember 25, 2010 - 11:44 pm

    Do you ever take a day off :) just kidding. I am thankful to be home with my parents and brother and listening to my kids laughing while Troy throws them in the air, not to mention all the yummy food!
    Hope you took some time to make too much food and eat too much food with your kids! Blessings to you all! And Peace that passes all understanding! God has heard your payersReplyCancel

  • MarshaNovember 25, 2010 - 11:45 pm

    Becca, I’m so sorry for your loss, but I think that it’s awesome that you still can put forth such a positive attitude. God bless you and your family, especially during this holiday season. And thank you for sharing!!ReplyCancel

  • AudreyNovember 25, 2010 - 11:54 pm

    Becca, thank you for sharing this great opportunity to win this wonderful set of Nestibilities.
    God Bless you and your family this holiday season.ReplyCancel

  • Mimi2six4November 26, 2010 - 12:03 am

    I was thinking of you today so I had to come and check your site to see if you had posted today. Wow, I not surprised to see that you are blessing us. You are truely an incredible woman, one who is an example of what a Godly woman looks like.

    The best part of Thanksgiving is being with family. I love seeing my kids and all the other relatives that show up. Of course the food is also a great part of the holiday, especially the pecan pie and the cornbread stuffing, yummy!ReplyCancel

  • BettyNovember 26, 2010 - 12:05 am

    One of my favorite things about Thanksgiving is reflecting on all the things that I have to be thankful for. I hope you and yours had a good day; I know that it must have been rough – hugs to you.ReplyCancel

  • OriNovember 26, 2010 - 12:05 am

    there’s no Thanks Giving Day in my country :))
    In my family we thank especially on Christmas day and New Year’s Eve, and we sometimes have roasted turkey during that time heheh.

    Thanks for this chance Becca, and thanks for the amazing cards and tips you share hereReplyCancel

  • Marilyn NimmoNovember 26, 2010 - 12:15 am

    Most thankful for my family and my dad’s improved health. I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving. I know the holidays are very tough after the loss of a loved one. You will be in my thoughts and prayers this holiday season.ReplyCancel

  • lacyquilterNovember 26, 2010 - 12:22 am

    Happy Thanksgiving, Becca. I hope your day was filled with blessings, even though I’m sure it was difficult at the same time. My thoughts & prayers are with you.ReplyCancel

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  • AshaLatha R K PrasadNovember 26, 2010 - 12:37 am

    Heelo deary!

    I visited your space but did not dare put anything down in writing, as I am very bad with such situations…. I just do not understand how to handle them or rather it keeps going in my head as to what to say! And it really makes me feel bold, with the way u have handled yourself…. I just hope & pray that God would be your strength, to help u go on with your life…. I must admit that u r really bold…. I cannot even think about it…. Well to tell u the truth, me & my hubby have a PACT of being together, both in Life as well as Death…. We have no kids & that is the best part FOR US….. I am a lost child without my hubby around me…. even otherwise…. SO that is the BEST PACT for us both….. Sorry to have gone with my blah!blah! blah!

    In this part of the world, we have no Thanksgiving as such, but I am forever Thankful to my God & my Hubby who have stood by me through all the Ups & Downs….. Who have taught me to Love & to abide by it too, to fulfill the promise…. I am thankful to all those gestures, that brings a smile on my face….. God Bless!!!!

    Happy Celebrations!!!!


  • LindaNovember 26, 2010 - 12:55 am

    Stunning card! May God bless you and yours on this Thanksgiving day and every day of the year.ReplyCancel

  • Janine ANovember 26, 2010 - 1:03 am


    So thankful that you are a witness to everyone that they can continue when given a setback in life.

    We just burried my mom this week. I am thankful for all of the years that God gave her to us.

    Twenty people came today to celebrate and each one of us went around the table to say what we were thankful for.

    God is Great!ReplyCancel

  • Jerilynn OlsonNovember 26, 2010 - 1:15 am

    Happy Thanksgiving to all! My favorite part of Thanksgiving is when I finally get to sit down and get off my feet to enjoy all my hard work. I love everyone so excited to finally get to eat after smelling everything cook all day and getting shooed out of the kitchen constantly telling them not to fill up because dinner is on its way. Then the table action with everyone passing the food back and forth and all the laughter and chatter and threats to save them that because it is their favorite and the funny stories about the time something went wrong when cooking. But my absolute best part is when we all stop and it is quiet and reverent and we give thanks for the day and for the meal and for all that is good in our lives. I guess this all equals family!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle ~ daydreams505November 26, 2010 - 1:26 am

    Hi Becca, Happy Thanksgiving. I have so much to be thankful for. My family, and all the joy they constantly bring to my life. But this year I am MOST THANKFUL for the blessing of my mother-in-law and sharing precious time with her for another year. She was diagnosed with cancer last Sept. 09 and told she had about a year. We’ve passed that milestone and though the struggle continues every day for her, she is such a strong woman. She is my inspiration to be as wonderful a mom and caring person as she is, and I stride toward that everyday.ReplyCancel

  • Linda LNovember 26, 2010 - 1:26 am

    Happy Thanksgiving Becca. Here in Australia we do not celebrate Thanksgiving but a holiday I do love is Christmas of course….and my favourite thing then is time with family, to unwind and enjoy being together without the normal pressures of our busy lives. xLReplyCancel

  • AlisaNovember 26, 2010 - 1:31 am

    spending time with my girls while we cook dinnerReplyCancel

  • Jessica S.November 26, 2010 - 1:33 am

    Thank you for sharing your incredible talent with us. And thank you for the generous blog candy.ReplyCancel

  • KathyNovember 26, 2010 - 1:37 am

    Dear Becca,

    My favorite things about Thanksgiving are family, friends and memories.
    I imagine that memories are what you hold dear to you this year. You have truly been an inspiration to me; my prayers are with you,

    In His Love,

  • Marie BerquistNovember 26, 2010 - 1:50 am

    Wow, that is really kind of you. My favorite part of Thankgiving is having family together. I live far from my family so I do not get to see them very often. This year my oldest daughter could not come home for Thanksgiving and I really missed that. I did have my youngest daughter here and she brought her boyfriend with. It was nice to actually have time to sit at the table and visit with both of them since they are usually off and running somewhere.ReplyCancel

  • Debby WalkerNovember 26, 2010 - 1:57 am

    Happy Thanksgiving Becca! WOW This is a great prize, thanks for the chance to win it…. Hugs to you….ReplyCancel

  • Debby WalkerNovember 26, 2010 - 2:03 am

    I forgot my comment about Thanksgiving…..I am so thankful to be able to spend time with my sister and her family and reflect on all God has done in our lives. And even though my nieces are 18 and 20 they still love to play board games and I am so thankful for their sharing hugs, laughter, good food and lots of fun and especially LOVE!!!


  • mom2hNovember 26, 2010 - 2:10 am

    Thanksgiving Hymns. I have always loved them. “We Gather Together”, “Come Ye Thankful People, Come”, “Bringing in the Sheaves”, and “My Country Tis of Thee”, to name a few. I also love….wait for it….”A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving!”.
    -Rhonda HReplyCancel

  • MazNovember 26, 2010 - 2:28 am

    Hi Becca.
    happy thanksgiving to you and your family.
    We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving her in Australia but I have so much to be thankful for. I have survived breast cancer having had a double mastectomy three years ago and two months ago I had my right kidney removed. Unfortunately the cancer had gone outside the kidney and into the renal vein and the fat surrounding. Our lives are in His hands and I thank God for every day. I thank him for my family and the roof over my head. The food on the table and the sun that kisses our face. Most of all I thank Him that I am his child.
    Hugs MazReplyCancel

  • AnnetteNovember 26, 2010 - 2:29 am

    Dear Becca
    I know you only through your blog site and I have read with increasing admiration the story of an exceptionally gifted and strong person who is an inspiration. There will be times over the holiday period when it will hurt so much but never forget God is always there somewhere if only in the hundreds of tiny lights of hope and love that the comments posted here give out to you.ReplyCancel

  • vikiNovember 26, 2010 - 2:36 am

    I have alot to be thankful for especially today. I woke up this morning to get ready to go to thanksgiving breakfast and my roomate of almost 20 years asked me to call an ambulance for her. She had 5 heart attacks about 5 years ago, before the dr’s ever figured it out. A couple of years ago she had breast cancer. She has been sick for a few weeks now and took off of work. Her heart doctor said she was fine and he would see her next year. Dr’s are NOT God! She went to another heart specialist and he put her imediately on a transplant list and she was to have a heart cath next week. They ended up doing it today. Mind you she has been living on half a heart for 5 years, and was never even offered a transplant. They said there was nothing to be done. Today after her cath they put in 3 stints and 10 balloons to oprn her only working artery. When I saw her, she said she felt the difference right away. She is comming home tomorrow!ReplyCancel

  • MaryannNovember 26, 2010 - 2:40 am

    I love christmas most, because of the time with all my family, and all the lights and warm in a very cold time here. And I love what it seems to do to all people, it´s almost like christmas get all the best out of people some way, and I can only wish, that people would be like that all year around, but they don´t, so that a great part of why I love christmas sooo much, but I also love all the cosyness, when we all share our traditions and craft together with sooo many different things all throug December.
    I hope, you had a wonderful Thanksgiving dear and will have a great holiday of what´s left of it now.ReplyCancel

  • cindy ziliakNovember 26, 2010 - 2:56 am

    My favorite time of Thanksgiving is stopping to reflect on all the things I have to be thankful for in the past year, especially the things that have been trials but also made me a better person!ReplyCancel

  • SandiNovember 26, 2010 - 3:17 am

    Lots of yummy leftovers!ReplyCancel

  • Mary AllenNovember 26, 2010 - 4:16 am

    Thanksgiving it my day to count my blessing in the past year and thank God for what He has done. Hugs, MaryReplyCancel

  • Margaret ThompsonNovember 26, 2010 - 4:16 am

    My most favorite thing is to cook a BIG “turkey dinner”!!!
    Half of a turkey breast, real and hand peeled mashed potatoes, stuffing with lots of celery and apples in it, french cut green beans, gravy, jelied cranberry sauce and a big glass of milk. Then laterm much later some homemade pumpkin pie and a cup of tea.
    After dinner I cleaned up and hand washed all those dirty dishes (why I always make so many dirty dishes I sure don’t know and I have a dishwasher too….) but I put all those leftovers away and would you believe I forgot to bake the biscuits!
    I should tell you that I cook like this every Thanksgiving and Christmas for just myself, yes, just me…. But I am very thankful that I was rasied during the depression and I was taught that it is ok to eat the same foods every day until they are finished therefore it doesn’t bother me to eat up all those yummy leftovers. Turkey makes good hot sandwiches too!
    Then I’ll do it exactly the same way at Christmas time!!!
    We should all Bless this time of year. Turkeys are much cheaper and go a much further than other meats do. It is fun just waiting for the day to come just to cook a turkey! Yum, I can still smell it cooking…..ReplyCancel

  • Glenda BrooksNovember 26, 2010 - 4:21 am

    My favorite part of Thanksgiving is being able to spend time with family! Our kids are grown and just like everyone’s kids they are so busy! But at Thanksgiving they come home and act like there is nothing else in the world they need to be doing but spending time with us! It is such a wonderful feeling to have their undivided attention for a couple of hours! We are well blessed with two beautiful daughters and 4 grandsons! We love being able to spend time with them!ReplyCancel

  • Donna GNovember 26, 2010 - 4:25 am

    Hi Becca and Happy Thanksgiving! You’re so very sweet to offer this blog candy, especially now when you have been through so much.
    My very favorite part of Thanksgiving of course is being with my wonderful family. I am so very grateful for them all. I also love remembering past holidays with my wonderful grandparents – I miss them always, but especially this time of year.
    You have been in my thoughts today. God Bless You.
    Donna GReplyCancel

  • Helen WatkinsNovember 26, 2010 - 4:30 am

    Hiya Becca :o)

    I live in England, so you are right, we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving. But I am so grateful each and every day for what the Lord has blessed my family and I with, and I will continue to be grateful till the day I leave this earth.

    By the power of the media these days, I am taken daily to witness just how awful some people’s lives are, and I feel so saddened for the burdens they carry. My mother always told me this saying, and I have realised how true it is over the years “There, but for the grace of God, go you or I”

    Bless you as you make our lives so much warmer with your caring thoughts and wonderful inspiration. I guess we can both be grateful for each other, to have the ability to reach out over so many miles and feel like we know you. This is one kind of media that enhances my life!!

    Kind regards

  • Diane WhitehouseNovember 26, 2010 - 4:38 am

    Hi Becca
    I hope you and your family had a Happy Thanksgiving! The card is this post is amazing and your offer of candy is so generous!
    Diane xReplyCancel

  • Susan GNovember 26, 2010 - 4:47 am

    Hi Becca, it is already Friday (black Friday to boot) Luckily I will NOT be out amongst the stampede early this am, I was up doing some reading back to bed for a few more zzzz’s.

    If you are out in it, remember you MAY NOT actually be getting great prices. I just read about the myths of Black Friday. they say the better prices are usually back in September and SOMETIMES closer to Christmas.

    My youngest daughter is working retail this year for the first time, she had to be in work at 5am, UGH!

    Hoping you have a great day!

  • Marie SellersNovember 26, 2010 - 4:49 am

    I love getting together with friends and family. The food is secondary.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy HandleyNovember 26, 2010 - 5:47 am

    Becca, My heart goes out to you and your family. Know that through family, friends and most importantly God you do have an amazing support system! John IS the angel on you shoulder and he will always be with you.

    Because I cook Thanksgivivg dinner I get to offer grace and thanks at the table. I offer thanks to God, family for joining us, those who have come and are gone from our lives and all for putting up with me. I always add a special thanks to God – ‘ Dear God, I’ll be even more thankful if no one gets sick from my cooking today or any other day!’ It’s been 28 years now and my cooking is proof that God does listen and for that I will be ever thankful!

    Thank you Becca for sharing your creativity!ReplyCancel

  • ColleenNovember 26, 2010 - 5:48 am

    Becca, me thanks U for your creativity and inspiration.
    Favorite part of Thanksgiving 4 me would be going 2 the church services first and then coming home to spend rest of day with family and enjoying a nice prepared meal together and giving thanks 4 all the blessings that we have.
    As we all hold hands around the table, each member of the family says 1 thing what they are most thankful for and then the prayer is given before we all sit down to eat.

  • lois skiathitisNovember 26, 2010 - 5:52 am

    My favorite is sharing a huge dinner with family. We ask what they are grateful for. For those that could not make it the i-chat is a wonderful thing. It certainly is a day to count your blessings. Your project is so pretty, Becca, the colors are so warm and inviting. I prayed that you found a little comfort yesterday for Thanksgiving. I know it is hard for you. I lost my son 2 and a half years ago and it does get a little easier,but thank God I have my memories. As always Becca, TFS!!! :-DReplyCancel

  • TrishNovember 26, 2010 - 6:09 am

    Happy Thanksgiving Becca. I have been thinking of you, and hope that you have come through this period as well as you seem to have.
    Well done.
    Hugs trish Avery.ReplyCancel

  • AlexandraNovember 26, 2010 - 6:12 am

    Hello Becca,
    I am from Germany and live in the UK now, so we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving. My favourite part of the upcoming christmas holidays is our (german) tradition of waiting for “Christkind” (baby Jesus) to come on Christmas Eve. We’d wait outside the living room until we’d hear a little bell ring and then we were allowed in and festive music would start and we’d see the tree for the first time all decorated and twinkling with presents underneath. It’s magical.

    Love and hugs, AlexReplyCancel

  • Tanja S.November 26, 2010 - 6:26 am

    We don’t have Thanksgiving here but I do love Easter and Christmas minus all the commericalism. We just had our town’s Christmas pageant tonight and it was lovely, a new American family that have settled in our town loved it, a lot of effort is put in to make a fun parade of bright colours and costumes, we had music in front of our church and it was a great time to chat to friends etc. All on a warm Spring (almost Summer) evening. Australia Day on Jan. 26 also is a big event here and we have a big fair on our local football oval with music, food, rides for the kids and fireworks at the end. The weather is usually very hot. Thanks so much for continuing your blog at this time it is good to hear from you.ReplyCancel

  • Susan [Europe]November 26, 2010 - 6:35 am

    I live in Europe so we don’t have a Thanksgiving holiday. My favourite holiday time is Christmas , particularly the carol services at church and seeing the faces of the children looking at the crib ! May God continue to guide and comfort you during the holiday period.ReplyCancel

  • SoniaNovember 26, 2010 - 6:37 am

    My favorite part of Thanksgiving is that I am spending time with loved ones. Even thought the day can have its own ‘Hecticness”, it is time apart from the world to enjoy each other’s company.ReplyCancel

  • Denise~Paper PonderingsNovember 26, 2010 - 7:06 am

    Hope your Thanksgiving was extra blessed for you. You’ve been in my thoughts and prayers! Oh how I would love to win this…I actually just did a search on this about 30 minutes ago…ironic!ReplyCancel

  • Sheryl WellesNovember 26, 2010 - 7:12 am

    Thanksgiving is such a wonderful time to reflect upon all the many ways God has blessed me, my family and friends. Even through hard times, we can always see the hand of God reaching out to us! I know He is reaching out to you as well. Sending lots of hugs and prayers to you!ReplyCancel

  • JeannieNovember 26, 2010 - 7:17 am

    I know everyone says it but I am truly grateful and thankful for my family.

    Good luck to everyone!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica MooreNovember 26, 2010 - 7:32 am

    I am 1st Thankful for my salvation and then my family whom I love so much. Prayers and hugs to you for being an inspiration to so many of us!ReplyCancel

  • PaulineNovember 26, 2010 - 7:35 am

    Hi Becca
    I have been following your blog for a while now. Can I just say what an inspiration you are to me. I love everything you create. You come up with the most amazing projects. As I live in Australia and we don’t have Thanksgiving the most important holiday for me is Christmas time. I absolutely love having my entire family over to my home for Christmas lunch or dinner. I also love to decorate the Xmas tree with my three daughters. It is a very special time for us. I have been thinking of you often and want to say how sorry I am at the passing of your husband, John. My prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.ReplyCancel

  • DebbieNovember 26, 2010 - 7:53 am

    One of my favorite things about any holiday is being with family.
    Thanks Becca for all the beautiful things you make. Can’t wait to see what’s next.ReplyCancel

  • Pat JandacekNovember 26, 2010 - 7:56 am

    I missed coming to your blog yesterday because my husband and I were doing my favorite thing for Thanksgiving, which was visiting with my sister and her family who lives about an hour and a half away from our home. She’s the only one of my family close enough for a day visit and always has visiting children and their families with her for the holidays. I grew up in a large family and a holiday doesn’t seem to be a special day unless it’s filled with loved ones. So I am specially blessed for Vivian and her wonderful family. I’ll express other blessings in the coming days, but will take every opportunty to include you as a great blessing to us all.ReplyCancel

  • BethNovember 26, 2010 - 8:00 am

    Since it is Black Friday I will have to say I am thankful to not be out in the mad rush at the stores. :-) I am also thankful for your blog. It has been wonderful checking your blog daily to see the talent God has given you.ReplyCancel

  • michelle f.November 26, 2010 - 8:06 am

    my favorite part of thanksgiving is realizing the blessings Our Lord has graced us with – family, friends, the bounty of the table and all that entails, the richness of my life. much of the time we are too busy to take the time to reflect on these things, so i am grateful for a day to do this.ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia MNovember 26, 2010 - 8:08 am

    Our Canadian Thanksgiving was in October. But my favourite holiday is Christmas – getting to see the joy on my 4 children’s faces as they unwrap gifts. THAT is the best gift of all!
    Lovely cards as always Becca. God Bless you, now and always! Cynthia <ReplyCancel

  • Peggy LeeNovember 26, 2010 - 8:08 am

    Good Morning Becca,

    Are you a “Black Friday” shopper? I choose to sit this one out.

    I heard on a news cast or a morning show that as we get older we laugh less. This “survey” concluded that by the age of 52 we only laugh a couple times a day versus when we were babies we laughed hundreds. I shared this with my family on Thanksgiving. It turned out to be an interesting conversation. My wonderful husband keeps me laughing all day long. We hope that we don’t turn into grumps like the survey said.

    I’m “thankful” to have a loving husband and family to keep me laughing, which lightens the burdens of every day life…ReplyCancel

  • Kelly GNovember 26, 2010 - 8:22 am

    Another favorite part would be making dinner together with my husbandReplyCancel

  • emilyNovember 26, 2010 - 8:28 am

    I am so thankful and happy that I am able to share. DH and I don’t have a lot but we certainly have enough and it’s feels so good to share. It may be insignificant to some but to others it may mean everything!ReplyCancel

  • Judy I, St. Louis MONovember 26, 2010 - 8:29 am

    My favorite part of Thanksgiving is being included in the family celebration of a very near and dear friend. The fact that she’s a wonderful cook is an added bonus.ReplyCancel

  • HeatherNovember 26, 2010 - 8:32 am

    Another thing I’m thankful for at Thanksgiving is being able to give special handmade place settings … with their names on and chocolate in them … and a homemade pumpkin roll to each of my family :)ReplyCancel

  • DebraNovember 26, 2010 - 8:38 am

    Hope you and your family had a good Thanksgiving. Another favorite part of Thanksgiving is getting together with family.ReplyCancel

  • Alice LukasikNovember 26, 2010 - 8:49 am

    I am grateful for family – especially this year. My aunt was diagnosed with leukemia a month ago and was hospitalized immediately. She was able to come home Thanksgiving morning to her children preparing a wonderful and delicious Thanksgiving meal for our entire family. It was a day to remember.ReplyCancel

  • MichelleNovember 26, 2010 - 9:00 am

    Thanksgiving is over, the dishes are done, the leftovers are crammed in the fridge. Today I am thankful for a clean kitchen and a day of no cooking.ReplyCancel

  • nellieNovember 26, 2010 - 9:05 am

    Thanksgiving in Canada was in October. Thankful that we could celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary on Thanksgiving weekend. Hugs, Nellie.ReplyCancel

  • Marlena M.November 26, 2010 - 9:09 am

    I am sooooo thankful for the convenience of ordering online today instead of facing the crowds….although there WAS a sort of “death-defying” thrill to Black Friday!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Donna RinckelNovember 26, 2010 - 9:11 am

    I am thankful for living in the U.S. and enjoying many freedoms that others around the world do not have. And I so appreciate all the men and women and their families who sacrifice to help keep the U.S. strong and free. I salute them today, especially those who are not home for the holiday season.ReplyCancel

  • FreetanyNovember 26, 2010 - 9:16 am

    Hi. In our country, unfortunately, do not celebrate Thanksgiving.
    Your work just fine. As recently purchased a Spellbinders – I wish you a blog to study.
    Thanks for the chance to winReplyCancel

  • mary puskarNovember 26, 2010 - 9:19 am

    When I finally catch my breath and sit down to this meal I have prepared I am especially thankful just to have the health and ability to do it. I think of all those who are hungry around the world and don’t have a tenth of what is on my table and we offer our thanks and remember those less fortunate.


  • Mary JoNovember 26, 2010 - 9:23 am

    My favorite part of Thanksgiving is the gathering of family and the laughter that takes place. Thank you for the great inspiration you bring to everyone and may you continue to be strong at this very difficult time.ReplyCancel

  • Phyllis M.November 26, 2010 - 9:36 am

    I am thankful for the many blessings from the Lord which he has bestowed upon us. A day of giving thanks to God. Have a really great day.ReplyCancel

  • KayNovember 26, 2010 - 9:41 am

    Having my family around a groaning table, laughter, remembering past celebrations, enjoying good food and building memories – that’s truly a reason to give thanks.ReplyCancel

  • MickieNovember 26, 2010 - 9:49 am

    Good morning this day after Thanksgiving. Thankful for God sending His son to carry the burden of our sins, family and friends, and freedom.ReplyCancel

  • Katie K.November 26, 2010 - 9:49 am

    No question—the best part of Thanksgiving is spending time with family!ReplyCancel

  • CatherineNovember 26, 2010 - 9:51 am

    In the UK, our Harvest Festivals are in October. I live on the outskirts of London, so generally have an urban life. It feels very special to get out into the countryside to the food festivals held at this time of year, to see this earth’s wonderful bounty and take part in the celebrations as a thanks to the farmers. For me it is also a reminder to say thank you for everything which enriches us and our families. Thanks to you Becca, for enriching the lives of so many of us with your creativity.ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterNovember 26, 2010 - 9:56 am

    Hope you had a wonderful day yesterday, I think what I like the most is just knowing that millions of people are sitting down on the same day and thanking God like he should be thanked every day for our many blessings, the thought of it is just so special to me!!ReplyCancel

  • carol b.November 26, 2010 - 9:57 am

    Is that an album in those glorious orange colors? It is beautiful. Love the look. Take care.
    carol bReplyCancel

  • Lisa N - MNNovember 26, 2010 - 10:01 am

    Nothing could be better for me than spending the day with friends and family and being truly thankful.ReplyCancel

  • Karen HNovember 26, 2010 - 10:06 am

    Wow! I love all things Becca!

    My favorite part about Thanksgiving is being with family in a warm atmosphere smelling delicious foods! Love and laughter! It is awesome.ReplyCancel

  • terriavidreaderNovember 26, 2010 - 10:12 am

    Thanks Becca for a chance at this. I know you’ve been inundated with well wishes and condolences and I want to add mine as well. You are a very strong lady and have such a strong faith – those things will get you through. Keeping you and the family in prayers.ReplyCancel

  • MarieNovember 26, 2010 - 10:14 am

    Hello again, Becca.

    I’m in the UK, and as you are aware, we don’t celebrate thanksgiving. But it’s so nice to be able to join in and celebrate this time with you lovely people in the US, and wish you all much love, health and happiness.

    I really wish that we did celebrate this day, as it would be lovely to have a special time, other than Christmas, to spend with famiy and be able to say, “Thank You” as a family, for the gift of life itself. And for being able to live a life with the everyday things we sometimes take for granted.

    I would also like to say… that I am so thankful to have people like you in my, (cyber), life. I spend a lot of time on my own, and not only have you inspired me to create wonderful gifts to make others smile. But your courage throughout the past few years has made me feel that I can also cope with what lies ahead. Thank you! Becca.

    I wish you and your family the happiest thanksgiving possible, under your circumstances.

    Sending lots of love and warm thoughts.

    Marie xReplyCancel

  • Judy CoveyNovember 26, 2010 - 10:31 am

    I am very thankful for having you as a blogging friend, especially for offering up some “candy” on a major holiday when lots of individuals are too busy to even be on their computers. You have been such an inspiration to me, not only in your card/craftmaking field, but also how you can be so uplifting and courageous during the worst of times. I hope that some day I can meet you in person.ReplyCancel

  • Carol FNovember 26, 2010 - 10:43 am

    My favorite thing about Thanksgiving is when I am able to be with family and Thank God for their presence in my life.

    Thank you for offering this blog candy.ReplyCancel

  • Donna G.November 26, 2010 - 10:45 am

    I am thankful for friends and family and just enjoy celebrating Thanksgiving around the table with them. We had a wonderful day yesterday…Food, Family, and Fun. I couldn’t ask for more! I praise the Lord for His goodness and mercy toward me!

    Love you and thanks for offering blog candy. How sweet!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie WNovember 26, 2010 - 10:50 am

    I am thankful today that my dd is well enough to go shopping with me. She has some health issues that make getting out and about touch & go at times. We are Black Friday shopping but we’re not early birds. :)ReplyCancel

  • Mary SandersNovember 26, 2010 - 10:51 am

    Glad you took time out to share with us today Becca! We are the one’s who should be thankful for having such a loving and talented person as yourself to bring such beauty into our lives. Hope Thanksgiving is another blessing to remember for you.

    Love always,

  • Becky GreenNovember 26, 2010 - 10:57 am

    WHAT A WONDERFUL card you have shared with us!!!! NOW, you need to show us HOW you did that!!!! :) I LOVE all the FALL COLORS!!!!

    What do I like MOST about Thanksgiving? I LOVE to cook!!! So, I plan, right down to the oven times & length of time to cook, what dishes I’ll serve it all in….I LOVE to make the same Traditional dishes, but I also like to mix it up a bit! I have a few cranberry dishes I can choose from….. AND I like to try NEW side dishes too!!! This year was Spicy Brown Sugar Carrots!!!!! Then I can tell, if it’s good or not while we eat— If it’s quiet….people are busy eating and enjoying! BUT of course, I STILL have to ask!!! LOL :)

    GOD IS GOOD!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Chris BakerNovember 26, 2010 - 11:00 am

    So course the best thing about thanksgiving, is reflecting on all that God has provided for us. We quite often overlook the simple things in life that God has always given us.ReplyCancel

  • Debby WaltersNovember 26, 2010 - 11:00 am

    Ahhh…..black Friday. I am very thankful that I was able to resist the tempation. Hubby is in Bagdad and I am a night owl. So instead, I wore myself out by beginning to re-organize my little card making area. Gosh, I found paper I didnt know I had. Of course I was tired by 3am so now I have a mess. Oh well, life is short. I am off to a local stamp store for a free make and take day. Life is better than we think.

    Becca, thank you again for the opportunity to be part of your world and also for the blog candy. Hugs and prayers always…ReplyCancel

  • crystalNovember 26, 2010 - 11:19 am

    Popping in again today to let you know you are still in my prayers, so thankful for you and the blessing you are to all of us:)ReplyCancel

  • lacyquilterNovember 26, 2010 - 11:30 am

    The best part of thanksgiving is spending time with family that I don’t get to see often.ReplyCancel

  • CherylNovember 26, 2010 - 11:33 am

    I’m thankful to have your website to visit, it is always a bright spot to go and see what you have up on it each day.ReplyCancel

  • Carla Prediger TraselNovember 26, 2010 - 11:40 am

    Me again,
    Well, as I said we don’t have the tanksgiving in my coutry, but I think is nice you have it because after that, we can spend a little buying craft stuff during the black Friday. heheheheReplyCancel

  • LyndANovember 26, 2010 - 11:43 am

    I am thankful to have crafting in my life. It has given me so much.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara AKA GardenladyNovember 26, 2010 - 11:47 am

    Today I am thankful for the sun shining and no ice storms or snow! :) Just recovering from all the food we had yesterday and catching up on some of my email.

    I don’t do the Black Friday thing and I am thankful for that. It is crazy out there shopping for Christmas. I would rather pay a little more than get up at 2am to shop. :)

    Have a great day everyone!ReplyCancel

  • Vicky SchmidtNovember 26, 2010 - 11:49 am

    Well, I feel like I gain 10 lbs. My daughter left this morning because she has to work today. I am thankful she was able to come up even if it was only a day & a half.ReplyCancel

  • Ree DonnellyNovember 26, 2010 - 11:50 am

    My thoughts were with you, & all of my friends who have had a loss recently, on Thanksgiving day. The loos is felt so much on holidays especially. Hugs to you…

    My favorite part of Thanksgiving is the family get-together and the wonderful foods. We are blessed.ReplyCancel

  • Carole J. ScheelNovember 26, 2010 - 12:02 pm

    Everyday is a day of Thanksgiving for me. God has blessed me with a wonderful Mother and Step-father (both deceased in the last four years), many girlfriends that have cried with me, prayed with me, and laughed with me (some since Kindergarden), a Christian husband, four beautiful girls, four Grandchildren to delight our life, and now He has begun adding Great-Grand-children to our family. We have not been without both health problems and physical set-backs during our journey, but God has always been there to sustain us. All has been given to me from God’s great love and redemption through His son, Jesus. The day of Thanksgiving gives a public knowledge to this.

    Your generous sharing of your talents is one more blessing for this beginning card maker. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • patonslakeNovember 26, 2010 - 12:10 pm

    Hello again,
    I am thankful I don’t need anything today and avoid all those black friday shoppers. I’ll just stay close to home and stay nice and cozy, look at all those leftovers and think of a second thanksgiving meal!ReplyCancel

  • AnnNovember 26, 2010 - 12:11 pm

    I love Thanksgiving. It is a time when my husbands whole family exerts extra effort to all be together for the weekend at our home. I love the chaos, the fun, the food…. everything that happens when 20 people are together. The Lord has blessed us tremendously over the years and it is very evident at this particular time of year.

    I pray that the Lord has given you an extra measure of blessings this Thanksgiving Becca!ReplyCancel

  • SusanNovember 26, 2010 - 12:29 pm

    Every day is a day for ‘thanks and giving’.
    Blessings to you, Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Angie DiMeglioNovember 26, 2010 - 12:31 pm

    My favorite part of Thanksgiving is being with family. You are in my thoughts and prayers Becca — I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Thank you for a chance at blog candy.ReplyCancel

  • AnneNovember 26, 2010 - 12:32 pm

    Dearest Becca

    Thinking of you and your family and lifting you in prayer.

    I am in the UK, so Thanksgiving isn’t a celebration here. Today I was helping in the Operation Christmas Child warehouse in our area – and it is kind of a celebration. So many like-minded people with one aim – to take the donated boxes, check them, tape them, sort them, crate them, pallet them, then load them in the articulated lorry which has travelled form Belarus (that’s today’s consignment of nearly 1,000 boxes ‘of love’).

    It is very humbling yet so uplifting at the same time. A great experience!

    God bless
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Anita KehnNovember 26, 2010 - 12:48 pm

    Another day and another chance to win. Still hoping for this prize. ThanksReplyCancel

  • Cindy MNovember 26, 2010 - 1:01 pm

    Dear Becca,
    You inspire me to make cards,I started making cards for our church
    people who are in a nursing home I have 10 people and i make 2 kinds of cards for them every month,I enjoy doing it so much and
    you give me the insriation,ideas,so Thank-You for all you do.You are a blessing…….

  • RubyNovember 26, 2010 - 1:07 pm

    Here it is the day after Thanksgiving and I’m still stuffed! Guess my leftovers will have to wait until Saturday. I’m very grateful for the wonderful meal that was laid at my table. Tks for your wonderful blog.ReplyCancel

  • joanna johnsonNovember 26, 2010 - 1:11 pm

    oh boy, oh boy, oh boy, goody! goody! goody! I don’t have a grand caliber but hope to get one someday because I am physically challenged and the wizard is like a work out for me! ha ha ha but I sure could use those large circles! however I have a craft bidget and just have to be self controled and I will get what I want. so I always pray that God chooses the person who needs it the most and deserves it the most. God bless!!!ReplyCancel

  • MargNovember 26, 2010 - 1:14 pm

    I was thinking of you yesterday and your beautiful message to all of us. I am from Canada so we celebrated our Thanksgiving last month. Thank s to you.ReplyCancel

  • Marge R.November 26, 2010 - 1:23 pm

    In thanksgiving to you, I just wanted to say though I don’t comment every time I visit here, I am ALWAYS inspired and awed by not only your unbelievable talents with paper and all things crafty, but also by your sweet, kind, loving thoughts and generosity towards many of us whom you’ve never met! God Bless You, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • DebraKNovember 26, 2010 - 1:29 pm

    Today, my favorite part of Thanksgiving is of course, the leftovers!!! So as soon as I’m hungry (might not be for a few more days) I will dig into the cranberries–since Matt and Melissa kept them down at their end of the table and we missed them at our end! And, I was too stuffed for pumpkin pie with whipped cream. So I am looking forward to that, also. I mentioned your question to my hubby last night and his favorite part of Thanksgiving is when all the guests finally leave. He’s definitely a social butterfly, but when he’s done, he’s done, and he’s been known to just tell people “ok, time to go now”…which is ok, since most are dear friends and family (and also know he’s Italian, need I say more?).ReplyCancel

  • l hamonNovember 26, 2010 - 1:44 pm

    Hello Becca, I am sitting here visiting your site and marveling at your sprit and your faith in all things. Visiting your site daily, your 1st on my list of course, and such a wonderful way to begin in blogland.

    My favorite part of the Thanksgiving day is the food of course…I am so amazed that my pies came out so wonderful…and greatfull for all that I have in my life. And of course the chance to win you’re candy too. My prayers are with you.ReplyCancel

  • Val WNovember 26, 2010 - 1:47 pm

    Hello, Becca. I hope you had a good Thanksgiving. I’m sure it was one of those “firsts”, in a long string of many that you will have to go through as you continue to deal with the loss of John. I was able to be with family yesterday, and to me that is the very best part of Thanksgiving. Sure the food is always plentiful, and tasty, but to sit back and listen to the laughter, and everyone talking at once as we all join together for that meal is precious to me. I’m so thankful when we can all be together like that.ReplyCancel

  • TinaHNovember 26, 2010 - 1:49 pm

    In addition to yesterday’s comments, for the material part of things, I would have to say the leftovers are one of the best parts.ReplyCancel

  • Olga JewellNovember 26, 2010 - 1:50 pm

    Okay, favorite part of Thanksgiving, the day after, I can stay home with PJ’s on and stamp all day!ReplyCancel

  • Donna BNovember 26, 2010 - 1:55 pm

    Hi Becca. I was thinking about you yesterday and hoping you and your family had a nice Thanksgiving.
    I love all the great work you put into your projects and look forward to
    seeing more.

  • Colleen DietrichNovember 26, 2010 - 2:05 pm

    Hi Becca,
    THank you for offering blog candy. I hope your Thanksgiving was okay, considering all you’ve recently been through.

    My fave part of this holiday is getting together with my in-laws. THey are such warm, wonderful, loving people.ReplyCancel

  • bethann dNovember 26, 2010 - 2:09 pm

    hope you are coping fairly well. you are in my thoughts and prayers. i would love to win something.ReplyCancel

  • Theresa LeonardNovember 26, 2010 - 2:38 pm

    Thank you for your kind words to all of us. I am thankful you share so much with us. You are truly blessed. I love your pumpkin creation. Many hugs to you.ReplyCancel

  • IdaNovember 26, 2010 - 2:40 pm

    Surrounding you in Peace and Joy at this time. God Bless you. You are truly inspirational and your artwork has brought a lot of joy to many lives. Thank you for sharing it with your readers.ReplyCancel

  • Janet L.November 26, 2010 - 2:44 pm

    My heart goes out to you and your family, Becca. I love your blog and visit each day. Thank you for sharing your talents. My favorite part of Thanksgiving is being with my parents and then, of course, the leftovers!ReplyCancel

  • yvonneNovember 26, 2010 - 3:57 pm

    I seldom comment but always enjoy your blog! Enjoying the quiet after a day of family and grandchildren!
    Have to say I made an advent box for my chemo patient ( part of chemo angels). I used your idea for that. h
    Had fun finding little goodies for each day. Got in the mail today. Thanks for your creative energy!ReplyCancel

  • Martha NicholsonNovember 26, 2010 - 3:58 pm

    My favorite was that my husband is home and his cancer is now in remission. He has been so sick taking Chemo, but he enjoy his turkey like the rest of us. He and I spent hour together on our couch. Holding each other and paking plan for Christmas. He talked about his Bucket LIst and I wrote his wishes down. His wishes are simple but they include each of our 9 children and 5 grand children. He wants to make as many memories with each of them as possible. With luck I’m gonna find a video camera in a pawn shop so I can video tape him so that the smaller of our grandchildren will have video of him to see him in his day to day life. He says our family is his legacy and he wants them to go on after he is gone. So spending it with him and having him for one more Thanksgiving was the best way to spend the holiday.ReplyCancel

  • GinaNovember 26, 2010 - 4:20 pm

    Oh My favorite time was when my husband and I were dating and he was building his own home. It was long hours everyday.I came over to help one Thanksgiving.His family out of town decided to spend it with him.When I got there ,I could smell something coming from the oven.I looked inside and there were to Turkey TV dinners sitting side by side in the oven. How special of a Thanksgiving that was.Of course we were married and one of these years I am going back to that day with 2 TV dinners again. I remeber that day every year.

  • LynetteNovember 26, 2010 - 4:29 pm

    Back again to your site today to watch the video on tying a double bow. Using it on a Christmas ornament that I made using Future Floor Wax and Martha Stewart Glitter in the glass ornament, then cut a name with my Cricut. Need your bow to make it look perfect as a hostess gift tonight! Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Theresa RNovember 26, 2010 - 5:04 pm

    Another favorite – leftovers the next day! No cooking and no cleanup!!!ReplyCancel

  • Bonnie JeanNovember 26, 2010 - 5:26 pm

    Another Holiday which I celebrate is Remembrance Day !!!
    For the fallen soldiers. My Father was in the War!!! and He still talks about it.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly SasNovember 26, 2010 - 5:31 pm

    Back again today. Miss your not posting and praying you are ok and just needed the break.ReplyCancel

  • VickieNovember 26, 2010 - 5:34 pm

    Becca you are still in my prayers, I lost my son (36) in April 2010 and I still can not believe he is gone, but I am thankful for my family and friends that I am blessed with, and your cards are such an inspiration for me.ReplyCancel

  • christiNovember 26, 2010 - 6:04 pm

    hi becca,
    my favorite part of thanksgiving is spending time with my good friends and the great food we share.ReplyCancel

  • Rhonda ZNovember 26, 2010 - 6:26 pm

    Thank you for a chance to win, Becca.ReplyCancel

  • PamelaNovember 26, 2010 - 6:36 pm

    My favorite day-after-Thanksgiving thing is all the good food leftover. We just relax and don’t cook!ReplyCancel

  • Betty GoodsonNovember 26, 2010 - 6:47 pm

    Have no idea how you’ll have time to read all these. Don’t you feel blessed that so many love you? We’re most blessed that God loves us so much that he sends us wonderful friends and family to surround us in happy times and times of great sadness. May he continue to surround you with that love. Grateful people are truly people of joy!ReplyCancel

  • PatiNovember 26, 2010 - 6:56 pm

    A favorite part of Thanksgiving for me is to see people around me thankful for so many things and getting together to share, feast, give thanks. Thanks for the great blog candy offer!ReplyCancel

  • Gayle TaylorNovember 26, 2010 - 6:59 pm

    I thought about you yesterday as we sat and held hands before our Thanksgiving dinner. As my son was saying the prayer he included you and your family. I had told them of you, my Amazing Grace blog friend. Shae’s prayer was so sweet and his comments to the Lord about you were from his heart. He asked God to hold you up on that first holiday without your husband, and to lift up your children’s heavy hearts. He said so much about each of us being thankful and to help us cherish each other while we can hold each other. I think my favorite part of the holiday is the holding of hands and talking to God together. Blessings on you and all of your family as you go through these holidays missing your husband but at the same time holding him in your hearts.

    Gayle Taylor
    Abilene, TXReplyCancel

  • quilterNovember 26, 2010 - 7:27 pm

    Isn’t is nice to have a time of year when people say “I have” instead of “I want”. That surrounded by the traditional smells of the dinner cooking means Thanksgiving. I read this week that people who habitually make a gratitude list each day are healthier and happier in the long run. May you feel God’s hand leading you during these days.ReplyCancel

  • Ann LeeNovember 26, 2010 - 7:46 pm

    That should have been touch, not tough. (previous comment ;-)) Well, you’ve jumped the first unavoidable hurdle of your first year alone. I know God’s Amazing Grace will see you through all of them. You are in our prayers.ReplyCancel

  • lizNovember 26, 2010 - 7:58 pm

    I am so blessed and Thankful for the gifts god has given me, my children , my love for my husband and my gift to share my passion of the arts with others.ReplyCancel

  • SonyaNovember 26, 2010 - 8:01 pm

    Haven’t commented in a while . . . always admiring your absolutely beautiful work!!! You are such an inspiration :) Thx!ReplyCancel

  • PamNovember 26, 2010 - 8:14 pm

    Back on Friday~ I hope everyone had a lovely day with family or friends. I love that about this time of year!ReplyCancel

  • MaryKayeNovember 26, 2010 - 8:16 pm

    I’m thankful today for leftovers. And I have a craft morning with my daughter and daughters-in-law the day ofter Thanksgiving. Been doing this for about 12 years. This year we made countdown blocks. Wonderful way to spend time!ReplyCancel

  • LorraineNovember 26, 2010 - 8:16 pm

    unfortunately we don’t celebrate thanks giving in the uk but i think we should i am thankful for my wonderful family and my health at this time and i hope you are feeling ok today
    thinking of you
    Lorraine xxReplyCancel

  • Dawn BennettNovember 26, 2010 - 8:24 pm

    Back on Friday as well. Hope everyone had a great day with family yesterday… Becca, your cards and creations are so great. I had to try my hand at weaving the ribbon frame with the lacy squares, I don’t have the circles, so I used the squares. It came out pretty good.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie GNovember 26, 2010 - 8:35 pm

    Here is my Friday comment. Thank you for a chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • Peggy AllenNovember 26, 2010 - 8:35 pm

    I am thankful for my loving family & time spent together. Enjoy the holidays with your family.
    God bless.ReplyCancel

  • CandyNovember 26, 2010 - 8:38 pm

    I am so amazed that you are here thinking of us! God bless you! We will keep you in our prayers. I am grateful my son found a job.ReplyCancel

  • Sharon PartykaNovember 26, 2010 - 8:57 pm

    I am thankful for you, Becca; you are such an inspiration to me. God bless…ReplyCancel

  • Vanessa CarterNovember 26, 2010 - 9:05 pm

    Every time I look at one of your creations the beauty of it takes my breath away. I am thankful for the creative and amazing people like you that have touched my life through the Internet.ReplyCancel

  • Peggy MullenauxNovember 26, 2010 - 9:12 pm

    I am thankful for a lot of things. I have a wonderful husband, 5 children, 12 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. One daughter, 2 granddaughters (ages 26 & 29) and a granddaughter friend came to scrapbook and make cards today. It was a blessed day. {Hugs}ReplyCancel

  • LesliNovember 26, 2010 - 9:12 pm

    Thanksgiving is wonderful because it presents us with an opportunity to get outside of ourselves and really see what we have to be thankful for. Otherwise, it’s too easy to focus on our troubles and feel like we have nothing to be grateful about.ReplyCancel

  • NanetteNovember 26, 2010 - 9:16 pm

    Hi Becca,

    Happy Black Friday! I guess this is another reason to be thankful for, all the sales! I never shopped black friday before and I tell you what a blast we had today. I felt like I was stealing! The prices were half off or more! I am greatful to have the chance (money) to have shopped today!


  • Marsha GrossNovember 26, 2010 - 9:16 pm

    My favorite part of Thanksgiving is the service in our church the night before Thanksgiving. Our farming community gathers together and we give thanks for our blessings but most of all how God has kept us, comforted, protected, and loved us through the good and hard times, through loss of loved ones, health and illness. Thoughts & prayers for you Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Linda PNovember 26, 2010 - 9:33 pm

    I am thankful my 17 yr old still likes to hit the after Thanksgiving sales with me, he maps out our morning and makes sure I get up on time. I’m glad you can still share your amazing talent with usReplyCancel

  • BonnieNovember 26, 2010 - 10:07 pm

    I’m thankful for relatively good health. I’m thankful also for blog candy, though I’ve never won.ReplyCancel

  • LenoriaNovember 26, 2010 - 10:10 pm

    Becca, I am thankful for my family and friends and the fact that since I don’t do the after Thanksgiving sales I can have a very peaceful day just snacking on all the leftovers and relaxing.ReplyCancel

  • JaneyNovember 26, 2010 - 10:10 pm

    I am so thankful for my family which includes four of the world’s cutest granchildren ! I love listening to their infectious giggles and how they love to sit on Grampa and Gramma’s laps (even the 14 year old DGD) and read to us, we read to them, or we just listen to them. I love the personalities they all have; budding athlete – however, he’s my most gentle grandchild; gifted academically and vocally DGD; the dreamer who is so bright and in the Ausberger’s Syndrome spectrum; and the youngest, a sensitive clown who adores his oldest cousins. We are grateful for our blessings.

    Hugs to you, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • RufusNovember 26, 2010 - 10:12 pm

    Another one of my favorite things about Thanksgiving is the Food! It’s always so very yummy! Mom and I split the cooking duties and we all gather at her house. The house always smells so good! I think my favorite of all is Pecan Pie. Only ever make it at Thanksgiving and occasionally Christmas, since I can’t resist it! Thanks, Becca

  • CharlotteNovember 26, 2010 - 10:23 pm

    Another favorite thing about Thanksgiving is that it’s in the fall. I absolutely love everything about fall — the colors, the leaves, the pumpkins, gourds, the mums, the hay. When you’ve lived in a country where you have only two seasons (wet or dry), you really appreciate the seasonal changes we are priviledged to have here. And, I absolutely LOVE the design at the top of yesterday’s post. Once again, thanks for your generosity in offering the blog candy.ReplyCancel

  • DWDNovember 26, 2010 - 10:26 pm

    My favorite part of Thanksgiving is visiting family I don’t get to see often, since I don’t live in my home state. Althought the food is wonderful, I miss my family more during the year. I just arrived back home today, so missed the first day of your giveaway.

    My Thanksgiving wish for you is to be surrounded by many of your family & friends. You are a special lady and are in my thoughts.ReplyCancel

  • Tanja S.November 26, 2010 - 10:28 pm

    I love Christmas table decorations at Christmas time, especially the beautiful ones my mum makes with holly, small pine cones, gum nuts and kangaroo paw (don’t worry it is a plant – with red velvety flowers), she has real gift in making these sorts of things.ReplyCancel

  • Sue QuattrocchiNovember 26, 2010 - 10:30 pm

    Hi Becca,
    Thanksgiving for me is spending the day cooking and baking so that when my family of 10+ shows up to spend the day, they can guess what we are going to have for dinner. Then after the eating and cleaning is over, we spend the rest of the day playing cards and games til time to head back home.

    Thank you for taking the time to share all of the lovely cards with us, I can spend hours and hours looking and learning from you.ReplyCancel

  • ClaudiaNovember 26, 2010 - 10:33 pm

    Delighted to see you creating beautiful paper art again! You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    I’m thankful for the ability to visit family and friends this holiday–visit was short, but every moment was a blessing.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle HNovember 26, 2010 - 10:36 pm

    Today I was thankful for the ability for my family to stay in our PJ’s all day and spend the day together having fun as a family.ReplyCancel

  • conniemelanconNovember 26, 2010 - 10:54 pm

    Today I am thankful for being able to help my daughters with their Christmas gifts for their family.ReplyCancel

  • RebeccaNovember 26, 2010 - 11:38 pm

    I am thankful for my kids. I have a serious illness and never thought I’d be able to have kids. I thank God for them every day!ReplyCancel

  • AprilNovember 26, 2010 - 11:39 pm

    I love coming to your site and seeing all the beautiful creations! I love Thanksgiving because we set aside some time to reflect on all we are thankful for. The food isn’t bad either! LOL!ReplyCancel

  • LexiNovember 26, 2010 - 11:42 pm

    Blessings to you today and throughout this holiday season.ReplyCancel

  • PamNovember 26, 2010 - 11:42 pm

    oh boy, I forgot that we could enter in each day. You are so much fun to follow. Great ideas, terrific talent and some swell candy to boot. Love it! Hope you have a great rest of the weekend.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy BillingsNovember 26, 2010 - 11:46 pm

    oh boy would I love to win these. I just got he Grand Caliber and want to start collecting the Grand Dies. Thanks for the opportunity. I truly hope life is getting better for you each day.ReplyCancel

  • ChaunNovember 26, 2010 - 11:48 pm

    How lovely!ReplyCancel

  • Jerilynn OlsonNovember 26, 2010 - 11:50 pm

    Spent the day running around looking for parking and braving some of the crowds in the stores today while trying to grab some of the great buys out there. What was nice though was most people were very nice and people were even helping others get what they needed. Now that is something to be thankful for. I hope you enjoyed today also!

    I love hove you looped the rick rack and put beads and buttons on the loops. I will have to try that one day.ReplyCancel

  • Eunice BrownNovember 26, 2010 - 11:53 pm

    Oh Becca, I love the buttons on your card what a very clever way to use them. I love your work you are so talented. Take care.ReplyCancel

  • CheriNovember 26, 2010 - 11:54 pm

    Day two~~still thankful for my family! Your cards are such an inspiration Becca, my thoughts are with you!ReplyCancel

  • shantiNovember 26, 2010 - 11:54 pm

    Thanks for such generous candy, Becca. Hope you are staying strong and things are getting better for you. I loved Christmas mornings when we lived in the UK. Hubby and I would start the Christmas dinner then about 11.30am have a glass of sherry, put on some music and just relax and enjoy being together. I think it was a magical time as it made us think how lucky we are to have what we had. Sometimes we need to take time out and count our blessings xReplyCancel

  • MarianneNovember 26, 2010 - 11:57 pm

    I love this blog. I am so thankful that I found it & you. You are amazing & oh so talented!ReplyCancel

  • Brenda BNovember 26, 2010 - 11:57 pm

    Amazing and beautiful…………………ReplyCancel

  • Cindy EatonNovember 26, 2010 - 11:59 pm

    I am so thankful for my family. Just spending time together on the holiday’s is what I enjoy most. I played board games with my nieces and visited with my family and enjoyed myself. You are in my thoughts and prayers through these tough times. You are a truly amazing person and inspiration to us all. Thank you so much for your generousity and sharing your talent with us all.ReplyCancel

  • Peggy McCurryNovember 27, 2010 - 12:00 am

    Sending you hugs this Holiday weekend! You are such an inspiration to many!ReplyCancel

  • sueNovember 27, 2010 - 12:04 am

    My favorite is spending time all together as a family, no distractions of work or chores, a time to appreciate familyReplyCancel

  • SusanNovember 27, 2010 - 12:04 am

    Becca, here in Auss thanksgiving is not celebrated can’t think why as we all have something to be thankful for,

    Today is the 5th anniversary of one of my sisters passing away and I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to our creator for allowing me the privilege of having such a beautiful sister, a memory I will always treasure,

    Hope your thanksgiving is peaceful one, my thoughts are with you.ReplyCancel

  • Cathie - Ontario, CanadaNovember 27, 2010 - 12:07 am

    Hi Becca,

    My favourite thing to do on Thanksgiving is to spend quality time with my family and friends. I also like to make a special treat for each guest and package it up beautifully. This year I made Almond Roca, a homemade candy that has a buttery crunch centre with toasted slivered almonds, sandwiched between chocolate and finely chopped slivered almonds…YUMMY! My nieces are always hinting for me to make this and Thanksgiving was the perfect opportunity.

    Blessings to you,


  • MarshaNovember 27, 2010 - 12:07 am

    I’m commenting again for the blog candy……but how great the cards are on the 26th post……love the buttons! good jobReplyCancel

  • Karen KnegtenNovember 27, 2010 - 12:09 am

    NO shopping for me today either, as we had more company and a party to attend tonight. I’d much rather shop online and avoid the crowds. Shopping in a robe and slippers is wonderful!ReplyCancel

  • DebbieNovember 27, 2010 - 12:10 am

    Hi Becca! Your Thanksgiving note has to be the most beautiful one I’ve ever seen!! I am most thankful for my family & dear friends, & especially my 16 month old grandson, who live in Las Vegas with his parents & I’m here in OH missing them dearly, but he is the light of my life! Blessings to you & yours!! Deb in OHReplyCancel

  • Janet CastleNovember 27, 2010 - 12:11 am

    My favorite ‘after Thanksgiving’ is the leftover turkey sandwich with dressing, side of my cranberry jello salad……….delish! Thankful, thankful, thankful!
    Jan CastleReplyCancel

  • Pat JandacekNovember 27, 2010 - 12:12 am

    Well, the clock has gone beyond midnight so I’ll get in my entry for Saturday. One of the things I so enjoy about the Thanksgiving holiday is the traditional food that is served…some of it seemingly reserved strictly for that Holiday. I mean, when else do you ever see mince pie? Though we serve sweet potatoes routinely throughout the year, that’s the only day in our family that they are cloaked with marshmallows. And the dressing and gravy are now real treats, rarely served otherwise. Have a wonderful weekend.ReplyCancel

  • Deanna CollinsNovember 27, 2010 - 12:20 am

    Well, another Thanksgiving has come and passed. We were able to enjoy the company of one of our six children, four of our 25 grandchildren and one of our four great-grandchildren, plus two spouses. What a wonderful way to enjoy this special day, though we would have preferred to have had all 47 of them together. We are so thankful for these wonderful children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

    We are grateful to be living in such wonderful time, at being able to enjoy the company of good friends through our computer world. You have definitely become an important member of that family. My heart goes out to you and your family during this period of loss in your lives. May your heart be able to heal quickly and remember that he is waiting for you all to join him when it is your turn. He is watching over you every minute of the rest of your lives. Thank you for all YOU do to bring beauty into our lives.ReplyCancel

  • GiovanaNovember 27, 2010 - 12:25 am

    I am so thankful for my beautiful family! My miracle daughter and my awesome husband. God is great and I am thankful to be his daughter.ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne SoucyNovember 27, 2010 - 12:28 am

    Becca, you always make such beautiful cards.

    My favorite part of thanksgiving is spending time with family.


  • Nellie RoseNovember 27, 2010 - 12:31 am

    I’m so very thankful for my family, and thankful that at my age I can still cook the thanksgiving meal for our family get together.
    Becca, you have been in my prayers! My Love, NellieReplyCancel

  • Jan GavinNovember 27, 2010 - 12:34 am

    My youngest son owns a local pub. The past two years we have invited all relatives, in-laws, friends, etc. to a Thanksgiving feast (about 90 last year and about 65 this year). Since it is so easy to cook for so many with the large ovens, refrigerators, freezers, etc. we cook all the traditional hot foods and each family brings a salad, dessert or bread. And, since Thanksgiving falls in the middle of a work week for many, we have had a real good turn out and get to catch up with what is going with all our family and extended family. Great food, Great time!ReplyCancel

  • NaomiNovember 27, 2010 - 12:39 am

    My favorite part of Thanksgiving is that our family gets together. We are spread out across the country so it’s a wonderful time for all of us. Thanks for the chance at such wonderful blog candyReplyCancel

  • Mary AnnNovember 27, 2010 - 1:06 am

    My favorite part of Thanksgiving is being with familyReplyCancel

  • Carol FroehlichNovember 27, 2010 - 1:09 am

    One of my favorite things about Thanksgiving is when everyone tells of one very special thing they are grateful for.

    I am grateful for the opportunity to win some blog candy.
    Thank you Becca.ReplyCancel

  • kathy sNovember 27, 2010 - 1:10 am

    my most favourite time of year is Christmas- especially now as I have 7 little grandchildren 4 and under- each year it gets better and better- I am so thankful to them allReplyCancel

  • ShawnaNovember 27, 2010 - 1:15 am

    Having my boys both around the Thanksgiving dinner table is my favorite part of the holiday. That and watching them eat until they are stuffed.ReplyCancel

  • MaryannNovember 27, 2010 - 1:15 am

    What I love about christmas is besides to be with my entire family , actually much more the month of December, where I sooo love the time with all the preparations, and having all my grandkids around and teach them about all our great old traditions, which we have loads of here, and all the things we all do together in this time. Yhat is just awesome, and I could wish it was like that all year.
    I´m sooo grateful for my big family and every day I spend with them, and all my wonderful friends all over the world.
    Biiiig warm hugs MAryannReplyCancel

  • YvonneNovember 27, 2010 - 1:16 am

    I don`t have a particular favourite part of the year, they are all special and all have favourite parts in them. Happy Thanksgiving, my thoughts are with you Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Julie G.November 27, 2010 - 1:46 am

    Have a Happy Thanksgiving….
    My favorite thing is seeing friends and family….Just hanging out enjoying the company.ReplyCancel

  • DebraNovember 27, 2010 - 1:49 am

    I love your button gift and card! You have such a wealth of creativity! I marvel! And, only you have the generosity of heart to ADD to blog candy that’s already AMAZING!
    Bless you, Becca!

  • BethNovember 27, 2010 - 1:51 am

    I am thankful for my husband. Through the rough times & the good times. I sit here crying because I just want to tell him that one more time. I do not know if God will be calling him home tonight or in the coming days but I know I will always be thankful for him. And I wish I had told him more often. I do not know what you are going through but I thank God for you & the strength He has given you. You have been such a blessing to me & those around you. Thank you for continuing to share with us during these last few days.ReplyCancel

  • Lynne PhelpsNovember 27, 2010 - 2:10 am

    My favorite part of Thanksgiving is fellowship with family, as they are what I am most thankful for! We eat at my sister’s house and she does not have cable, so no TV, no games except the ones you play yourselves. It’s really lovely! You are in my prayers, God bless.ReplyCancel

  • CherylNovember 27, 2010 - 2:14 am

    Hope you are enjoying your weekend. I’m posting early today! Would love to win those grand circle dies!ReplyCancel

  • Glenda JonesNovember 27, 2010 - 2:14 am

    You make the most beautiful cards and are so creative. Thanks for all you share. You are in my prayers during this time…God Bless you and your family.ReplyCancel

  • CatherineNovember 27, 2010 - 2:15 am

    You are a true inspiration Becca. When ever I am feeling a bit down all I need to do is come and visit your blog. Thank you for being so uplifting, even during this most difficult time for you and your family. May Our Lord be with you all and give you strength.

    My family may not always be physically together on our holidays… but we are forever in each others hearts.

    When we are able, spending the entire day together on Thanksgiving… cooking, chatting,setting the table, washing dishes, laughing… it ALL makes the day extra special… a true blessing indeed!ReplyCancel

  • kathy herrickNovember 27, 2010 - 2:24 am

    my favorite part of thanksgiving is AFTER the big meal . . . the tension is gone, the pace slows down and total relaxation is the mood, allowing for true fellowship with those around you, whether family or friends or both!ReplyCancel

  • Ruth KNovember 27, 2010 - 2:26 am

    Sending prayers your way. My favorite time of Thanksgiving is up course my family but I also enjoy just sitting quietly and counting all of the many blessings that I take for granted and thanking God for them. I love your blog and creations, you are truly an inspiration in many ways. God Bless.ReplyCancel

  • Marcie SmithNovember 27, 2010 - 2:26 am

    Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
    I am playing catch up for the past two days on blogs only to find that you have Grand Nesties up for blog candy. Wow that is so very sweet of you. I wish I could have afforded the package deal all at one time and saved, but I am just going to have to spread it out. I did however order the grand calibur. Now I am going to have to get the grand dies 1 at a time. I just love all the wonder possibilities that these larger dies can be used for.

  • NancyNovember 27, 2010 - 2:38 am

    I am so thankful for my beautiful grand children – being their Nana makes me so fell so very blessed.ReplyCancel

  • Kelli bNovember 27, 2010 - 2:39 am

    I’m thankful for my family and friends. I’m blessed to work with a great group of nurses and staff, every year I coordinate our annual holiday luncheons and it gives most of us time to relax and enjoy each others company for a little while. God bless you Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Lori ANovember 27, 2010 - 2:45 am

    Becca ~ You are always thinking of others and blessing us in the most profound ways!!! May God continue to bless you richly as you give Him more and more of yourself… You are such a wonderful example ?

    My favorite part of Thanksgiving this year was the worship service! We shared what the LORD has done in and through us… so very much to be thankful for…

    Love and warm hugs ~

  • Nelda DeakinsNovember 27, 2010 - 3:11 am

    Seeing the warmth, love and fun on the faces of my family are so very dear to me, sitting around the Thanksgiving table, being so thankful of being together for another year! Nelda DeakinsReplyCancel

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  • DeepaNovember 27, 2010 - 3:43 am

    Becca – love your gift of the jar of buttons! I would love having a set of jars just lined up on my desk to look at ;) If you do decide to go shopping – I hope you score some fun deals! (P.S. Joann’s is having some 3-day sales). I am so thankful that I have heat in my home, as it’s been very cold lately and I know there are some people who are not as fortunate.ReplyCancel

  • Glenda BrooksNovember 27, 2010 - 4:14 am

    Becca, another thing I love about Thanksgiving is it comes in November. Lots of leaves turning colors, winds blowing and you can feel a chill in the air after the long hot summer! Such a blessed time of year, when Mother Nature gets ready for a shivery, cold winter to come! Hope you had a good day! You were in my thoughts!ReplyCancel

  • Kerry FitzpatrickNovember 27, 2010 - 4:27 am

    Becca…..obvious to see that G-d is with you and holding you tight. Your friends and family sure do love you and you have such a large extended family with all these stampers. There is nothing I can say that hasn’t already been said but know that you are prayed for to the G-d who hears.ReplyCancel

  • Karen LinarezNovember 27, 2010 - 4:28 am

    My favorite part of Thanksgiving is spending time with family! My son and his family came to visit from out-of-state, and he even cooked the turkey for me. Got to see my only 2 (so far) grandkids that I miss, and then do alot of shopping (what women love. :D God’s peace to you and your family!ReplyCancel

  • Gay FerlandNovember 27, 2010 - 4:33 am

    I’m grateful for life itself. My favorite part of Thanksgiving is cleaning up in the kitchen. The conversations out there are priceless! lol! The kitchen back in order and I am happy!! Thanks Becca for this opportunity for blog candy!!ReplyCancel

  • MarvelyNovember 27, 2010 - 6:29 am

    Enjoy your weekend.
    Love those Grand Circle Dies.
    Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • DebbieNovember 27, 2010 - 6:41 am

    Thanks for being a part of our day Becca, always look forward to see what you have done next. Another favorite part, Christmas, watching my grandchildren open their gifts.ReplyCancel

  • IolantheNovember 27, 2010 - 6:41 am

    Hi Becca

    I live in the UK so we don’t have a Thanksgiving Day, but I often wish that we did. I think the idea of stopping for one day in the year to give thanks is wonderful. I try to count my blessings whenever I can as it is so easy to take things for granted. I would just like young know that, although we have never met, I count you and the amazing inspiration you have given, among mine.


  • Bev J.November 27, 2010 - 6:48 am

    Hi Becca, back again.

    Another favorite part of Thanksgiving for me is the day after: leftovers to enjoy-so no cooking and I love the peace and quiet.ReplyCancel

  • Angela TNovember 27, 2010 - 6:54 am

    Hi Becca! We celebrated Thanksgiving in October, but every day I am always thankful for my wonderful friends and family. I like to cook lots of extra veggies and have a huge turkey so that we enjoy stress-free meals for a couple of days afterwards.ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne RussellNovember 27, 2010 - 7:03 am

    My fave part of Thanksgiving is the sense of reflection, connection and togetherness of the Thanksgiving evening meal – experienced when I visited friends in the US and shared the holiday with them.ReplyCancel

  • JaneyNovember 27, 2010 - 7:27 am

    Thanksgiving signals another tradition in our family – putting up the Christmas tree. We play the Messiah cds and decorate the tree and the house. My husband and I began this tradition before our daughters were born (oldest one is now 40) and now the girls have kept the same process with their own families. We are grateful for this comforting part of the emotional holidays.ReplyCancel

  • Janet GoshornNovember 27, 2010 - 7:37 am

    I love the Thanksgiving holiday because it is a time to sit down with family and friends, to think back on the year and everything we have to be thankful for. It also marks the beginning of the Christmas season which is my fmost favorite holiday.ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl GehmanNovember 27, 2010 - 7:46 am

    I’m grateful to spend Thanksgiving with my husband, brother, and (this year) my 22 month great-grand-daughter (Miss Sadie Kay). We go to Marie Callendar’s every Thanksgiving. I just can’t get enough of their mashed potatoes and gravy. Umm, Umm!ReplyCancel

  • Peggy LeeNovember 27, 2010 - 7:57 am

    Good Day Becca,

    Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I love getting together with my family and spending the day just visiting. Everyone has their assignments year after year. It works for a nice….relaxing…..calm day.
    My family has a problem with the buns though. For some reason they always end up burnt. Well, not this year, my younger sister stood watch over the oven and they ended up perfect. Just like the rest of the meal.
    We also started a new tradition, which one of the guys will fall asleep first. My husband always wins. I think my sister will be going out to get a trophy which can be passed back and forth each year.
    I really missed my brother and his wife this year. The weather up north wasn’t the best for traveling so they decided to stay home. At least they had her family to share the holiday with.
    Family is very important to me, not just on holidays.ReplyCancel

  • JessicaNovember 27, 2010 - 7:59 am

    Hi Becca, What a lovely thing to do for us!!! Thanks so much for the chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • SandiNovember 27, 2010 - 8:01 am

    Mywonderful part of Thanksgiving is living here on Cape Cod, pretty close to where it all started!ReplyCancel

  • christiNovember 27, 2010 - 8:02 am

    my favorite part of thanksgiving is looking at all the sales the next day and planning out my strategy for shopping. it’s great fun when more people are involved and there are thing out there that you want to buy.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy RobitailleNovember 27, 2010 - 8:06 am

    Hi Becca
    I love the fall and thanksgiving season. It is the best time to give back for all the good things I am fortunate enough to have in my life.

  • TrudyNovember 27, 2010 - 8:13 am

    As always you make some amazing cards ! Thanks for all you share. You are in my prayers during this time…God Bless you and your family.ReplyCancel

  • LesliNovember 27, 2010 - 8:15 am

    Thankful for family and friends–both biological and online!ReplyCancel

  • Cyndi EvansNovember 27, 2010 - 8:21 am

    Thanksgiving is my favorite for all the fun food! This time in 2008 my Dad took a turn for the worse w/ cancer and died the next week. So far I am hanging in there..not crying too much.

    We were blessed this year to have both college graduate “kids” home and celebrate with our across the street neighbors (best friends).

    I love the new nestabilities Circle set. I just preordered the Nestabilities book that is coming out in January..I am way excited.

    I used my Big Kick and nestabilities to make my 100 Christmas cards this year. Such fun!

    Hope You have a good CHRISTmas season with your children and your family. xoReplyCancel

  • Theresa RNovember 27, 2010 - 8:28 am

    Each day I find something new to be thankful for. Today I am thankful for my home and the roof over my head when so many are homeless. I’m thankful that there are companies out there who come and service furnaces when they fail, and I hope they call soon (It is down to 60F in here.)ReplyCancel

  • mary puskarNovember 27, 2010 - 8:33 am

    Thanksgiving must have been difficult for you but you are carrying on like a trooper! God is by your side through it all. Your children will be your saving grace but I’m sure they are hurting too. Keep on keeping on Becca.


  • LynetteNovember 27, 2010 - 8:34 am

    Thankful today for all that I have, all that I am able to do, my two beautiful children, my wonderful husband and that we are blessed to have both sets of parents healthy and that my children have grown up with all their grandparents. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • CheriNovember 27, 2010 - 8:35 am

    Day 3~~well, I guess I will say I am thankful for the beautiful kitties sitting in my lap and next to me on the couch. Charlie & Cassie are shelter babies, and I adopted them after my BFF (in the whole world) died last October. Jasmine was a mixed terrier, & I can’t think of another animal that I loved more with my whole heart, which broke when I had to put her down.
    As I have mentioned, I feel your pain Becca, and you are in my thoughts~~

  • Laraine RNovember 27, 2010 - 8:37 am

    I am thankful for family & friends! Both kids were home from college and spent the day with us. I was just recently laid off from my job, it was such a shock, so Christmas this year will be more low keyed. I plan on making alot of the gifts for friends and neighbors. Thanks for the chance of winning.ReplyCancel

  • HeatherNovember 27, 2010 - 8:51 am

    I’m also thankful for the ability to create a wonderful meal for my family and the thankfulness they show for it :)ReplyCancel

  • DarlaNovember 27, 2010 - 8:52 am

    My favorite part of Thanksgiving is the gathering together of family. The last couple of years though only half of us has been able to gather. It is very difficult when loved ones who have gone before aren’t there, but God’s grace is sufficient! Hugs to you!ReplyCancel

  • Mary CNovember 27, 2010 - 9:11 am

    Always love your work and this is just beautiful. I am so thankful for family and friends.ReplyCancel

  • Wendy MooreNovember 27, 2010 - 9:13 am

    Your work is wonderful and such an inspiration. Hope all is well with you and the family. Think of you often.ReplyCancel

  • Marlena M.November 27, 2010 - 9:15 am

    I am thankful for the hope God gives His children everyday. We need it!!! We pray you feel His love each and every day to carry you through…ReplyCancel

  • Karen HNovember 27, 2010 - 9:16 am

    Trying to increase my chances. Have a great Saturday!ReplyCancel

  • Marge R.November 27, 2010 - 9:22 am

    I am thankful still this Holiday weekend for the many gifts God showers on my family daily.
    Your sweet little card with its clever button trim made me smile this chilly morning and warmed my soul with its sweet delight & that little jar of buttons is just sooo cute! Must find these on my next HL visit — too cute for words!!! TFS!!!ReplyCancel

  • Judy CoveyNovember 27, 2010 - 9:24 am

    One of the things that I’m thankful for during Thanksgiving (of course family and friends are number 1) is the opportunity to cook more than usual and being abel to eat so many of my favorite foods at one meal. Just to walk into my house with all those wonderful aromas going on all at the same time is so inviting. Now that Thanksgiving (and the dinner) is over, we are enjoying all the leftovers, yum!ReplyCancel

  • BeckyNovember 27, 2010 - 9:24 am

    all the wonderful smells and the buzz of the chatter My thoughts are with you

  • lacyquilterNovember 27, 2010 - 9:30 am

    Another favorite part of thanksgiving, of course, is the food.ReplyCancel

  • Susan SlaterNovember 27, 2010 - 9:39 am

    Happy thanksgiving to you and your family. I love all the food, family and friends of this special time of year.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa N - MNNovember 27, 2010 - 9:50 am

    I’m thankful for so many, many blessings, family and good friends.ReplyCancel

  • MichelleNovember 27, 2010 - 9:52 am

    Today I am thankful for a warm house. For the last week, our daily highs have been in the teens. It’s nice to come home where it is warm and cozy… and I have a nice warm quilt on the couch, too.ReplyCancel

  • AnneNovember 27, 2010 - 9:59 am

    Another ritual – which is a celebration in our home – was the preparation of the Christingle oranges this morning.

    As we cut into the top of each orange, that wonderful citrus smell hit the air and there were spurts of juice.

    Christingle is very early this year at our Church, but as we worked, flurries of snow were racing past the corners of the house, mixing with the autumnal leaves. And I’m in the UK!!!!

    God bless
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Kathy ONovember 27, 2010 - 10:03 am

    Well, I already mentioned family so I guess another favorite part is the food! Even the traditional family dishes bring back memories.
    My grandmother, then my mother, always made oyster stuffing for Thanksgiving and my dad loved it. Now that they have passed on, it’s just my sister and I who enjoy the dish but we always make a small casserole because it wouldn’t seem like Thanksgiving without it.ReplyCancel

  • Anna ArthurNovember 27, 2010 - 10:10 am

    Just got back to my computer after a wonderful Thanksgiving with my family and my first and only grandchild! And he is so sweet, can’t wait to watch him grow up. I realize more than ever and especially as I have gotten older that it’s the love of family and friends and the presence of a loving God that makes me most thankful. And I am grateful as well that I found your website and that your inspirations greet me most every day!

    Warm hugs,


  • crystalNovember 27, 2010 - 10:17 am

    I have much to be thankful for, that is the best part:)ReplyCancel

  • Barbara AKA GardenladyNovember 27, 2010 - 10:20 am

    I am sure everyone is putting away all of their fall decorations and starting on the Christmas decorating. I love this time of year! Our weather can’t decide if it wants to be winter or fall but Mother Nature knows best what she wants to do. :) I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!ReplyCancel

  • NenaNovember 27, 2010 - 10:26 am

    Wow, your holiday cards are all just amazing! I love how you create
    an image with paper that could be displayed on the wall in a frame.
    Thank you so much for all your inspiration. Blessings to you during
    this difficult holiday. May the peace of Christ be your companion.ReplyCancel

  • Nicole KNovember 27, 2010 - 10:29 am


    I am amazed at the strength and grace God has provided to you. I am thankful for role models like you.ReplyCancel

  • Amy HadleyNovember 27, 2010 - 10:30 am

    You’ve been in my thoughts, Becca. You’re a very special crafter and blog friend.ReplyCancel

  • Bonnie JeanNovember 27, 2010 - 10:30 am

    I have to tell you Becca,
    How Thankful I am. My little Grandson Micky, who moved away in September, Phoned me yesterday and said to me. Nan I miss you and I said to him I miss you more!!!! and I love you more than anything in the world……. Then he replied………………Nan, I love you more then “I Love myself”!!!!. Well I tell you , did I cry Oh my goodness, It brought tears to my eyes, Lol, I bet I cried for 2 hrs. How
    I love being Nanny!!!!

    Love & Prayers,
    Nan aka: Bonnie Jean.ReplyCancel

  • marcelleNovember 27, 2010 - 10:42 am

    Don’t you just love these grand dies! I am getting one of these machines for Christmas, can’t wait. Thank you for the insipiration.ReplyCancel

  • MarisaNovember 27, 2010 - 10:50 am

    Another wonderful Christmas event which we used to do in my family was having to guess your gift before you opened it LOL! We got very good at booby trapping them etc. You would get one clue at a time until you guessed. Kids are too young to do this in our family just yet, but can’t wait to do so when they are older.ReplyCancel

  • Janet L.November 27, 2010 - 10:53 am

    Your Saturday cards are simply beautiful! I love the fun of family together at Thanksgiving and any other holiday.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly GNovember 27, 2010 - 10:57 am

    I’m thankful that this Thanksgiving my life is finally starting to get back to “normal”ReplyCancel

  • CJ BoyceNovember 27, 2010 - 11:00 am

    I love your cards so much. I look forward to your blog every day. I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and send my thoughts and prayers at this challenging time of the year. It can be hard after the loss of someone close.

    Best wishes,

  • Jackie SmithNovember 27, 2010 - 11:01 am

    I love your site and your wonderful projects. I’m thankful for my health this year because I lost my husband 2 years ago to cancer. Thinking about you as you go thru this holiday season. Take Care Becca!ReplyCancel

  • EireneNovember 27, 2010 - 11:08 am

    Love your cards! Thanks for the generosity. :)ReplyCancel

  • Marie BerquistNovember 27, 2010 - 11:09 am

    I have already shared things I am thankful for this year so now I will tell about something kind of silly. We own one very old PC in our house and we all fight over it all the time. Daughter has priority for homework, husband thinks he owns it for work, and now that I started a blog, I would like to use it now and then. Somewhere I found some energy for Black Friday and talked my husband into sitting with me at Staples from 3:30 am until they opened at 6am so that we could get a good deal on a new laptop. Yeah!!! Now I just have to figure out how to set it up. The best is we got one for my daughter for Christmas, too. (Don’t worry, she never reads this). I am thankful for computer peace in my home!!ReplyCancel

  • Karen aka SoccerboyzmomNovember 27, 2010 - 11:18 am

    I am one of the lucky ones who has a Grand Caliber already and love it. I bought it for a special birthday gift for myself and haven’t bought a lot of dies. This circles one would be fn to use.
    Your cards are always simply stunning and you are a very generous person to do this.ReplyCancel

  • CharlieDKNovember 27, 2010 - 11:19 am

    Thinking about you and your family at the holiday season. Thanksgiving is not a Danish holiday but I love Xmas and all the things we do as a family around xmas. You might not know this – but we celebrate Xmas on the evening of the 24th. After church the families gather around the table and share the traditional roast duck (but some have goose or turkey) and roast pork with crispy skin, white potatoes, tiny potatoes roasted in butter and sugar, homemade boiled and seasoned red cabbage. Then we light all the candles on the xmas tree – YES you might not believe this but we have genuine tiny candles on the tree and we all dance around the tree singing xmas carols and hymns. In many families each member gets to choose a song starting with the youngest. The last one is always a silly one singing about xmas being here again and holding hands we all run around in the house into every single room and back to the tree again. Then we share parcels and open them. THIS is a traditional Danish Xmas – I thought you might find it interesting.ReplyCancel

  • l hamonNovember 27, 2010 - 11:23 am

    Well I am thankful for all these leftovers today, lol. Also, am confused as to where to comment each day for your candy, what a pin head I am.ReplyCancel

  • MickieNovember 27, 2010 - 11:25 am

    I am thankful always for having had my grandmother to raise me. We never had much but I always felt rich.ReplyCancel

  • linda amermanNovember 27, 2010 - 11:27 am

    you never fail to inspire me—your life and you card making ability. thanks so much for sharing with us. lindaReplyCancel

  • Stephanie WNovember 27, 2010 - 11:30 am

    I’m thankful today that my dd and I were able to get so much of our Christmas shopping done yesterday. I love it when it’s low-stress! I’m also thankful today that when my dh went up on the roof today he didn’t find any signs of the squirrels returning to our attic (he evicted them a couple weeks ago). Yay!!ReplyCancel

  • Sally GasparriNovember 27, 2010 - 11:35 am

    I am thankful for so many things – moreso the older I get. One of the things I enjoy doing the most on Thanksgiving (believe it or not) is cooking the turkey. It brings back memories of doing it for so many years and remembering my mother doing it for so many years before that. Thank you for the beautiful work you do and have a blessed Christmas.

    Sally GasparriReplyCancel

  • Dawn BennettNovember 27, 2010 - 11:44 am

    Back on Saturday. I’m also very thankful for my kids. Sometimes if it wasn’t for them, who knows where I would be. They have sure kept me on my toes these past 18yrs. My husband is retired Navy, so he was gone alot, and the kids sure kept me from being soooo very lonely all those years. All of your wonderful creations have inspired me to dig out my dies and stamps and give some of your techniques a try. Thanks so much for sharing all your creativeness with all of us out here in the internet world.ReplyCancel

  • Magali- BrasilNovember 27, 2010 - 11:53 am

    You’re an amazing woman, Becca. May peace fill your lives today and always. Thank you for always being so generous in so many ways. I love Thanksgiving whether it’s celebrating in our home with 20+ guests as it once was or the six of us today. The day brings to mind all that I am thankful for and gives us all a chance to express it to each other.

  • PamelaNovember 27, 2010 - 11:54 am

    Wow, Becca, you are BACK! Beautiful new projects- keeping busy is one way to deal with such a great loss. My Dad just passed away and I am trying to spend time each day creating, as it does take my mind off other things once the mojo starts flying. My heart is with you…ReplyCancel

  • RufusNovember 27, 2010 - 12:00 pm

    Very pretty projects that you posted today, Becca. Love those little jars, may have to look for them next time I take a road trip to Hobby Lobby. I love Thanksgiving because it reminds us to take stock and see all the things that we have to be thankful for. One of the things that I’m grateful for is our Heroes in Military service. May God bless them and keep watch over them.

  • mom2hNovember 27, 2010 - 12:02 pm

    We play an obscure board game we have called “The Harvest Game” where you have to get your crops “in” before winter comes. We also sing “Over the ‘River and through the Woods” in the car…on the way to Grandmother’s house, of course!

    Rhonda H in ARReplyCancel

  • emilyNovember 27, 2010 - 12:09 pm

    Can’t believe it’s Saturday already!!! Where does the time go?

    I am always thankful for family and friends but especially thankful for their strength when we need them most and sometimes we don’t even realize we needed them until after. Love and caring are so powerful!

    Thanks for sharing and hope you are having a good weekend.ReplyCancel

  • Susan GNovember 27, 2010 - 12:10 pm

    Happy Saturday Becca!

    today the sun is shining and it seems to be rather mild out. yesterday was cold and over cast, and in some areas around me, there were snow flurries.

    I am thankful, it wasn’t too cold here (yet) as we do not have the wood stove on yet. in the evenings we need a sweater and a lap blanket to watch tv, and the kitties stay close. We try very hard each year to not have to put on the electric heat in the NEWer part of the house, and light the wood stove in the OLDer part of the house til it is absolutely necessary. Being Green! I mean we could light the stove, but trees (wood) is a resource also.

    I am thankful my hubby (now 69) is still able to work with the firewood and the stove, especially with me being disabled and having a lifting restriction, I used to work side by side with him on the firewood (even when we ran a tree service and also sold fire wood). Now I can carry a few pieces of wood into the house at a time to put in the wood box. Sometimes I’ll just run the lever on the log splitter. but not often as usually the logs that have to be put on there are too big for me.

    I am thankful my son has moved home (eventhough he is lazy about picking up after himself and a pain in the butt) he DOES help his Dad.

    I am not so thankful that my youngest daughter has moved out (also a pain in the butt) but she would at least spend some time with me, and talk with me, being so isolated that is important.

    My oldest daughter decided at the age of 28 to see a specialist about her eye (lazy…and had surgery at 2.5 years and 7 years old…but that doc over compensated and the eye has been out ever since) the operation was a little over a week ago, and her dad says she is doing ok, and the eye looks better. I am VERY thankful for that. (I won’t talk about her estrangement from this family)

    Ron had his other cataract removed this past Tuesday and he is already seeing improvement in his vision. AMEN!! He has Diabetic Retinopathy as well, and recently had a detached Retina. Obviously, I am EXTREMELY thankful for this!! ( we were very afraid that he would have his Driver’s lic. pulled the Dr. said he was right on the verge.)

    Talked enough today.LOL

    HOPE you are having a GOOD day :)

  • Gayle TaylorNovember 27, 2010 - 12:11 pm

    Back to sign in for my second time to your blog, hoping for blog candy. My family all just left to head back to their homes. So now I worry until they reach OK City, OK and Denton, TX. They have to call to tell me they got home okay. Parents never get over worrying about their children on the road no matter how old those children are. I was looking at the card with the buttons and LOVE how you tied the buttons on with rickrack. That is one for me to remember. I think that card is so precious. Thank you for always sharing a part of yourself with your cards. Those cards always make me smile.


  • Anita KehnNovember 27, 2010 - 12:13 pm

    I want another chance to win this blog candy. This is a great prize.ReplyCancel

  • Phyllis M.November 27, 2010 - 12:18 pm

    I am thankful for having wonderful people in my life who are always there for me when I need them and for all the support and love they show me. What a blessing to have them all. Love your cards and button jar too what a sweet gift that is. Have a great saturday.ReplyCancel

  • ColoradoNovember 27, 2010 - 12:23 pm

    Oops… I’m so sad that I forgot to leave a comment yesterday! Just got too busy. But, back today and thinking of what I like about Thanksgiving… it’s so sad that our lives get so busy each day that some have to have a holiday to remind them to be thankful. I was raised in a religious family… my dad was a minister and I am so thankful that I was raised to be always thankful for the people and things around me. Number one on that list these days is my husband. I haven’t had the “typical” life… I had not been fortunate enough to find “Mr. Right” when I was in my twenties… so I don’t have a very long marriage to celebrate at this point. But, I am so thankful that God decided to bring a wonderful man into my life at least for this later stage and I treasure each and every day that we can spend together. It has only been a little over 5 years so far and I will be thankful for whatever time God decides to give us.ReplyCancel

  • Kay G.November 27, 2010 - 12:49 pm

    Becca, thank you for sharing with us. Your cards are so beautiful and I look forward to your blog. I am always in awe of your creativity. My prayers are with you.ReplyCancel

  • rocNovember 27, 2010 - 12:55 pm

    my favorite part of thanksgiving is the family gathering together for a day of fun. it’s always great to see everyone.ReplyCancel

  • Darlene LNovember 27, 2010 - 12:57 pm

    Here is my Saturday entry with some silly Thanks–you know those things you really like but certainly are not necessary. I love spending an afternoon at Barnes and Nobles browsing and looking at books I would probably not buy. I also enjoy their magazine section and of course a cup of Starbucks!ReplyCancel

  • Trisha DlubacNovember 27, 2010 - 12:59 pm

    I love to spend thanksgiving with family and great food. Thanks for a chance to win. I like your blog.ReplyCancel

  • Carla Prediger TraselNovember 27, 2010 - 1:37 pm

    I’m thankful for all the good things that happened this year. I’m also thankful for everything I leaned through the difficult times.ReplyCancel

  • Shelly NewkirkNovember 27, 2010 - 1:43 pm

    Oh my, what a lovely blog candy! I certainly do enjoy your blog and look forward to seeing what will be your next inspiring creation! Thanks so much for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Tina Hdz.November 27, 2010 - 2:00 pm

    I love visiting your blog daily to see your latest creation :) Always amazing!
    What a generous giveaway! My favorite part of Thanksgiving is, everyone gathered around “together” as we pray, then each and every one of us tells everyone what we are thankful for, just before we all enjoy our meal.ReplyCancel

  • conniemelanconNovember 27, 2010 - 2:02 pm

    Today I am thankful for all my blog friends like you that post their work and give my inspiration to create.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenNovember 27, 2010 - 2:14 pm

    Your cards look BEAUTIFUL!!!! Those nice little containers are also good for layering in bath salts & baking soda for the bath!!!! And they look really pretty too!!! And it even looks like you got a little scoop to spoon it out with!!!!

    Another thing I’m Thankful for— my family!!!! Course, that should be FIRST on the list!!!! But, cooking for my family, IS for them!!!!! The time we are together….I know SOON, the kids will be off, in their own lives! HOPEFULLY, they’ll want to include us!ReplyCancel

  • Mary JaneNovember 27, 2010 - 2:18 pm

    I’m grateful for you and your creativity! You continue to amaze me with your endless new designs.

    Blessings on you as you and your family grieve John’s death.
    Mary JaneReplyCancel

  • PamNovember 27, 2010 - 2:40 pm

    Happy Saturday! I am creating today, something I always appreciate (having time to create). Wishing you a wonderful and peaceful Saturday!ReplyCancel

  • Connie GNovember 27, 2010 - 3:31 pm

    My favorite thing about Thanksgiving is the leftovers! It tastes so much better the second day! Plus I don’t have to cook!!ReplyCancel

  • Debby WaltersNovember 27, 2010 - 3:34 pm

    It is Saturday already, the holiday weekend is drawing to a fast end. I am thankful that all of my loved ones are safe and continue to be blessed by our Father. Hugs to eveyone…ReplyCancel

  • SandyNovember 27, 2010 - 3:40 pm

    Thanksgiving is such a wonderful time for me. Even though this year alone, we lost a great friend who was also our spiritual leader for many years, had a child who went through a horrible divorce and found out that my dh has MM we still feel blessed that we had our friend for 50+ years, our dd is safe and near us again so we can help her and the children and we have great doctors to help us through our path with cancer and most importantly, we have our Lord with us through all we go through daily.ReplyCancel

  • Theresa RNovember 27, 2010 - 3:40 pm

    Me again, LOL. I think next year I just might have to be thankful for a leaf blower. Whew, raking is getting harder and harder.ReplyCancel

  • Donna G.November 27, 2010 - 3:46 pm

    Another favorite part of Thanksgiving is the food!! Everyone brings a dish so that the cook (me!) doesn’t have such a heavy load. What a blessing that is and what amazing, wonderful dishes they bring!

    Praying for you!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy MNovember 27, 2010 - 3:55 pm

    It would be great to win these wonderful gifts,we are thankful for
    our health.have a great day

  • linda pattiNovember 27, 2010 - 4:08 pm

    Pumpkin pie! (second comment) :-)ReplyCancel

  • Val WNovember 27, 2010 - 4:26 pm

    I’ve been holding down the fort too on this holiday weekend. This is the one weekend I try NOT to go out shopping. I’m probably ‘missing’ all kinds of deals, but getting out into the crush does not appeal to me. I’ve spent the day today baking pumpkin goodies. I baked up 2 pie pumpkins earlier in the week, and have lots left over after making my Thanksgiving pies. So it’s pumpkin cookies and pumpkin bread baking today for me.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra ltbNovember 27, 2010 - 4:37 pm

    thanks Becca – hope you had a Thanksgiving surrounded by family and love – I know I did – Love it!

  • racheNovember 27, 2010 - 4:45 pm

    you are so creative and i love all that you do. I am thankful for you and your willingness to share.ReplyCancel

  • Vicky SchmidtNovember 27, 2010 - 4:45 pm

    I am really thankful that I have good feet. My husband & I went out to do a little christmas shopping & stay out for 5 hours but almost finished our christmas shopping.
    Becca I love your 2 chruistmas cards.ReplyCancel

  • Connie NHNovember 27, 2010 - 4:47 pm

    Thanksgiving reminds us to truly enjoy what we have and leave all the rest behind. We are blessed with great growing families and wonderful friends. Many of our children are off on their personal journeys. It is so wonderful that they have so many choices.
    Thinking of you and your family and a dear friend at work who lost his daughter after a long fight with cancer.ReplyCancel

  • Bonnie GNovember 27, 2010 - 5:06 pm

    Great blog candy! Becca, I am so thankful I found your blog and have read it almost every day since. Your work is so beautiful and inspirational to a novice like me. I think of you often and pray you are doing ok and feeling the love of God embrace you and the prayers of your many friends and followers. I lost my Dad in September and am dealing with serious health problems our daughter has had for the last 2 years. Your blog has helped me many times when I am low. Thankful for sharing a bit of yourself with us.

  • RubyNovember 27, 2010 - 5:13 pm

    Hey hope you had a good Thanksgiving and good shopping weekend. I saw the traffic outside my door and retreated into my craft room to start on my Christmas cards. Tku for the opportunity to win some of the new large spellbinder die-cuts.ReplyCancel

  • CharlotteNovember 27, 2010 - 5:19 pm

    I am so thankful that someone shared the love of Jesus w/ me – so I could experience the joy of knowing Him personally. I’m thankful that He loves me and that He never leaves me, nor forsakes me; that He’s w/ me in the valleys and on the mountain tops. I’m thankful for family and friends, and for health. And, I’m thankful that I ran across your blog, as I’ve enjoyed your testimony and your talent.ReplyCancel

  • Donna RinckelNovember 27, 2010 - 5:24 pm

    I am thankful for my crafting friends, including you, Becca. Over the last few years, since I’ve taken up stamping and paper crafting, I’ve been inspired daily by many crafters who give of themselves and their creativity to all of us who soak it up. Thank you, Becca, for being my inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • TinaHNovember 27, 2010 - 5:32 pm

    After dinner on Thanksgiving, we would all see who could hang a spoon from their nose the longest! Very fun and entertaining, and then, if that got boring, everyone would try to make music on the rim of their glasses. Always a fun entertaining, family time.ReplyCancel

  • MaryannNovember 27, 2010 - 5:33 pm

    Today I´m very very grateful, that I have a nice warm house, as a snowstorm is going on outside, and we have just got ½meter of snow here in no time, and I´m very grateful to know that all in my family is safe and sound indoors and have nothing to go out for tomorrow either.
    Have a wonderful sunday everyone.ReplyCancel

  • Erin TNovember 27, 2010 - 5:49 pm

    Hi Becca,

    I am in awe of your creative genius. I wish I could be as good as you in the card making department.

    You are truly blessed to have such a creative ability. I know that you are going through a difficult time, but with your family, friends and your faith, it will help you. Not only that, but your blog friends will be there for you, too (me included).

    Thanks for sharing your gifts with us! I really enjoy visiting your blog to see what you have cooked up for us to drool over.ReplyCancel

  • Shirley SmithNovember 27, 2010 - 5:57 pm

    I am thankful for all my friends–wherever they are.Love your blog candyReplyCancel

  • Margaret ThompsonNovember 27, 2010 - 6:29 pm

    I am really thankful that I am still functioning even though my body is not as I live with horrible pain and struggle to walk each and every day. But I do know that God continues to give me another day of guidance and help me to find a solution to ease my pain and help my walking.ReplyCancel

  • KrisNovember 27, 2010 - 6:31 pm

    I’m thankful today for God’s renewal in me each and every morning. Thank you for your gifts that you share with us!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara RayNovember 27, 2010 - 6:45 pm

    Becca, you are a fine example of living your faith. I too try to give thanks in all things. I so appreciate that I am able to be surrounded by people who are full of joy and gratefulness for we are truly blessed in this country. “.ReplyCancel

  • MaryKayeNovember 27, 2010 - 6:59 pm

    I’m thankful for a beautiful world and five senses that let me appreciate the change of seasons!ReplyCancel

  • VickiNovember 27, 2010 - 7:02 pm

    Becca, I am thankful for my wonderful husband who hates my crafting/card making but puts up with it anyway!!!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy BNovember 27, 2010 - 7:07 pm

    I am thankful for you today. Hugs to you!ReplyCancel

  • NaomiNovember 27, 2010 - 7:38 pm

    I am so thankful for my friends, at home, those who I have known through the years and on line. You have been an inspiration to me in so many ways. Thanks for doing all your creating and posting them on your blog.ReplyCancel

  • JenNovember 27, 2010 - 7:54 pm

    I am so thankful for my family and friends
    Also Becca you have been in my thoughts and prayers you are such a strong women!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Paula AskewNovember 27, 2010 - 8:00 pm

    I just found about your website. It is great!ReplyCancel

  • neeseyNovember 27, 2010 - 8:18 pm

    Oh Becca, I am so happy to see you back in your studio. Beautiful pumpkins. Thank you so much for a chance to win some candy.

  • NanetteNovember 27, 2010 - 8:26 pm

    Dear Becca,

    Today I am thankful for getting up early to go to walmarts to get a Wii for my grandaughter (I have custody of)! She has been wanting one for years. Well, Walmarts had it for 199.00 and with a meijer’s ad for 149.00, I was able to get the system and an extra game for her! WOW! I think I am more excited for christmas to come so I can see her face when she opens all her presents. She isn’t expecting much, but this year, I am aiming to getting all 6 things on her list.


  • patonslakeNovember 27, 2010 - 8:37 pm

    Hello again,
    Well in my second comments, I said I didn’t do black Friday. However, my husband and I walked to our shopping center and had lunch in the food court, let me tell you it was busy. Today, I went to the closest Michaels and it was quite busy as well. And here I am still putzzing along.ReplyCancel

  • JanNovember 27, 2010 - 8:40 pm

    My favorite part of Thanksgiving is seeing family that I haven’t seen for a while.ReplyCancel

  • Karen ShaylorNovember 27, 2010 - 9:11 pm

    I am thankful for so many things– I have been blessed by being born in to the best of all families, with the best of all parents. I have been blessed with a love of all things visual and the opportunity to share that love as an art teacher. Daily I am grateful as I watch my high school students interact with each other, discussing ideas and ways to solve problems. As a single person, I am blessed to know I will have left behind, someday, a love for the arts and for making things– for sharing a part of one’s self and what it is to be human, with a group of people who will continue to spread that love. And those are only a few of the blessings. And, I am blessed that one day this spring a person at a local stamp store told me to check out the “Amazing Paper Grace” site. I have looked, been inspired and grown through your generous sharing. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • lizNovember 27, 2010 - 9:17 pm

    I am Thankful that we were able to spend the last 43 days with my brother helping him after the passing of his wife 49 and now sitting here in my big bed after just walking in the door for a long sleep afther a stright 17 hour drive and God blessed us with a safe trip home. The true meaning of Thanksgiving and the Holidays “being with Family even when it’s not for just the fun times” LizReplyCancel

  • corriewNovember 27, 2010 - 9:21 pm

    My most revered Holiday is Christmas, and now that I have little ones it takes on a totally different meaning and I am enjoying the opportunity to teach my children about the true meaning of christmas. My 4 yr old told me today that we are all gifts from Jesus (she makes me proud).ReplyCancel

  • Eunice BrownNovember 27, 2010 - 9:26 pm

    Happy Saturday Becca, There are many things I am thankful for but I guess if I had to pick something it would be my husband and family. I don’t have any children of my own but my husband has enough for all and there is never a dull moment because of them. I am also very greatful for my cyber friends that share all their beautiful work with us. Thank youReplyCancel

  • Catherine KraftNovember 27, 2010 - 9:41 pm

    There are so many things that I am thankful for. I am thankful that my husband and I celebrated our 22nd anniversary yesterday and even though we both have been so sick with the flu that we weren’t able to go out, we were still together – we tend to share everything!! LOL! We were away from home due to the Air Force for many years, so I am so thankful to be back with our family and to be able to celebrate with them and we don’t take for granted what family means. I’m thankful for our freedom and pray that we will continue to have our freedom. But one of the biggest things I am thankful for is God’s love for me. His love was so big that He sent his Son for my sins and I am so thankful for the freedom in my life because of His sacrifice. I’m thankful that when Jesus went to the cross it was a complete work, nothing more that I can do – except believe and say yes to Him.


  • Vanessa CarterNovember 27, 2010 - 9:42 pm

    Today I am thankful for the men and women who where not able to spend Thanksgiving with their families because they are serving our country. Bless themReplyCancel

  • VioletNovember 27, 2010 - 10:11 pm

    I’m sure this was a very tough Thanksgiving for you but so glad you had your family with you. That to me is the best part of Thanksgiving – having the family all unite for the day. In Canada we celebrate Thanksgiving in October as it is harvest time here and we give thanks for the wonderful food grown here….but we love your Thanksgiving too with the parade on television – and the sales! Your Black Friday sales are catching on here too!

    Thanks for the chance to win.
    God blessReplyCancel

  • PatiNovember 27, 2010 - 10:16 pm

    I’m also thankful for family, friends near & far, and pets, here with me now! I’m thankful for daily provisions, like a roof and heat here where it is snowy & in the 20’s. I’m thankful for electricity and the internet to connect with people like you Becca! Thanks for the inspiration!!ReplyCancel

  • DebraNovember 27, 2010 - 10:21 pm

    Today I saw one of your beautiful cards on a different site and I instantly knew it was yours – I’m so grateful for your amazing, exquisite style! What a joy to see you express the gifts the Lord has given to you!

  • Sharon PartykaNovember 27, 2010 - 10:25 pm

    Thanksgiving is everyday for me.Today i am thankful for sharing time with long-time friends who i seldom get to see.

    Have a blessed day, Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy KeyNovember 27, 2010 - 10:26 pm

    I’m thankful today for having a houseful of people for Thanksgiving! It was wonderful!ReplyCancel

  • LenoriaNovember 27, 2010 - 10:43 pm

    Wow, almost 600 comments on this post already! You have such great eye candy as well as blog candy. I am addicted to your blog and read it every day. Thanks for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • DebraKNovember 27, 2010 - 10:58 pm

    Another favorite part of Thanksgiving is all the joking and laughter that goes on during the meal. With two cops in the family (father and son), we always have an abundance of funny stories. I also love that our Thanksgiving Day covers not only our country, but our dear friends from Germany, and this year, a new friend from Armenia. We joke and laugh, compare cultures and idioms, and have a great time together. If only the entire world could see the same joy in learning and caring about others with different backgrounds…
    thanks for day 3 op to win goodies, Becca. Hugs from FL…ReplyCancel

  • NenaNovember 27, 2010 - 11:12 pm

    Oh my, I’d love these. I am blessed to have the Grand Caliber Die Cutter and love it…

    Thanksgiving today is much different that when I was a child. It’s with my second husband and my son drove up to be with us. So much fun this year…but I miss my other kids and Ken’s kids too.

    Blessings to you Becca! Love your artistic ability…and I try to case a lot.ReplyCancel

  • nickyNovember 27, 2010 - 11:15 pm

    Wishing you and your family a good holiday season. Your blog is a wonderful inspiration to me, you do beautiful work. Thinking of you during this difficult time. Thank you for the chance to win some blog candy.ReplyCancel

  • Penny ReedNovember 27, 2010 - 11:20 pm

    Another beautiful day to be thankful for after a trip to the Grand Canyon on the train today. God has created so much beauty. You also are an awesome creation, and you create beauty every day. I am thankful for you!ReplyCancel

  • BonnieNovember 27, 2010 - 11:38 pm

    Today, I think of God’s Grace and how thankful I am forgiven and free in Christ’s love. It doesn’t get any better than this.ReplyCancel

  • Cathie - Ontario, CanadaNovember 27, 2010 - 11:48 pm

    Hi Becca,

    My favourite thing about Thanksgiving is the time shared with family and friends. One of the nicest gatherings was the year we went to my sister’s cottage on the water. It was a beautiful day outside so we decided to go for a walk down this path that led us to some old apple trees. The kids climbed up to find the nicest apples that would later be made into homemade applesauce. It was such a casual, fun and different Thanksgiving for all of us.

    Hope your Thanksgiving weekend was filled with love and laughter.

    Blessings to you and all your family,


  • spatchNovember 27, 2010 - 11:48 pm

    Your work has been such loving testiment to your spirituality. The warmth of your projects and the words with them have touched so many of us. The depth of sadness that you must handle at this time is impacting many of us. Thank you for continuing and allowing us to share with you.ReplyCancel

  • BettyNovember 28, 2010 - 12:31 am

    Other favorite things about holidays (any holiday) are family, friends, and of course, food.

    Thanks Becca, for a chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • DebraNovember 28, 2010 - 12:44 am

    Wow, you have had a lot of comments! I’m thankful that I have family to spend Thanksgivingwith, surrounded by lots of delicious food! Thanks also for the chance to win Becca!ReplyCancel

  • RebeccaNovember 28, 2010 - 1:15 am

    Darn, I missed commenting on Saturday by just a bit. Maybe if I explain and win (here’s hoping) I’ll still get the bonus prize. We just finished celebrating our anniversary! I didn’t sleep well so got up really, really late, had a nice long bath and got ready, did my hair and really nice makeup. Then we went to Toronto for a classy, authentic, fine-dining Mexican dinner (scrumptious) then off to a movie. It was so quiet and not a single phone call, kid fight/complaint or computer/pager. Heavenly. Nuts, I just realized that maybe I shouldn’t leave this comment as you just lost your love but thinking about it I am deciding to leave it. You are a generous soul who wouldn’t begrudge the happiness of others. And this is the season for being thankful for the blessings we’ve received.

    Best wishes, RebeccaReplyCancel

  • CherylNovember 28, 2010 - 1:28 am

    This was such a clever project, I love the jar and how you used the buttons with it. I do enjoy your blog so very much!ReplyCancel

  • kathy sNovember 28, 2010 - 1:41 am

    Each day I find something to be thankful for- each day I am thankful for the life I have and the roof over my head. I have taken alot of things for granted over the years and it really wasn’t until I lost my father 20+ years ago and again when I lost my mother 4 years ago that I realized how much my parents had given me through their life and had helped me when times where tough – I now try to do the same for my childrenReplyCancel

  • cynthia beynonNovember 28, 2010 - 2:10 am




  • Nadine PapoveNovember 28, 2010 - 3:33 am

    My favorite thing about the holidays is getting together with family and friends and just relaxing. Thanks for another opportunity to win this amazing blog candy.ReplyCancel

  • CherylNovember 28, 2010 - 4:39 am

    Becca, I totally love that button jar gift. What an awesome gift that would make for a stamper!
    I am drawn to your site right now as I am presently waiting for my nanny to pass into the arms of her beloved Jesus. I know the painful journey you are on right now. And as sisters in the Lord, without even knowing one another, we will carry each others pain and grief. Thank you for sharing your strength Becca.ReplyCancel

  • AnneNovember 28, 2010 - 5:44 am

    Becca, I guess that here in the UK, Christmas is the biggest celebration.

    Now that the children are grown, I love having them with us at Midnight Communion on Christmas Eve, surrounded by our Church family, listening to those wonderful readings and singing those memorable carols. Silent Night, Holy Night, has a special place in my heart as it reminds me of the years when our much larger family, gathered and sang together in an awed and darkened Church.

    Thanks for the opportunity to recall such wonderful memories. You truly are an ‘amazing’ lady who ‘graces’ us so often with exquisite creations.

    Love and hugs
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • emilyNovember 28, 2010 - 6:02 am

    It’s early Sunday morning and I am up making cinnamon rolls for company later this morning. I am thankful that I can do things and share with the people I love. I could go out and buy some but I enjoy having the time and kitchen to be able to bake and cook meals in.
    Thank you for letting so many of us share this weekend what we are all thankful for. You are so kind. {Hugs} :o)ReplyCancel

  • RobNovember 28, 2010 - 6:29 am

    Wow Becca, I would LOVE to be the lucky winner of these.
    It’s so wonderful to have you back being creative and sharing your inspiration with all of us.ReplyCancel

  • BethNovember 28, 2010 - 7:31 am

    I am thankful His mercies are new every morning!ReplyCancel

  • Lou AnnNovember 28, 2010 - 7:39 am

    Talented and generous. Wow… I also think that you are Santa Clause giving away the Grand Caliber Die. Please put my name in the drawing. I have seen these and would love to play for Christmas with them. I hope that you have a wonderful holiday and that it will bring you everything that wish for.ReplyCancel

  • MarvelyNovember 28, 2010 - 8:01 am

    Day 3
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Love, love, love those Grand Circle Dies.
    Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • DebbieNovember 28, 2010 - 8:12 am

    I know you don’t post on Sunday, the Lord’s Day, but had to enter for a chance to win free stuff. Thanks Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy MNovember 28, 2010 - 8:17 am

    Day 4, Leftovers,Leftovers yum yum,Well off to church,the Lords day,
    Have a Blessed Day

  • Sandra ltbNovember 28, 2010 - 8:21 am

    Thanks Becca – I am thankful for my job.
    Have a wonderful day.

  • Carrie NaleyNovember 28, 2010 - 8:34 am

    My favorite part of Thanksgiving is being with family.
    Thank you for offering all the wonderful blog candy.ReplyCancel

  • SandiNovember 28, 2010 - 9:10 am

    I love the feeling of holiday in air! just feels different than other Thursdays :)ReplyCancel

  • Linda PNovember 28, 2010 - 9:27 am

    Hope you are having a good weekend. I love the new creations. Thanks for the opportunity to win blog candyReplyCancel

  • mom2hNovember 28, 2010 - 9:31 am

    One of my favorite things about Thanksgiving is that it allows us to STOP and focus before all the whirlwind of Christmas starts.

    Rhonda H in ARReplyCancel

  • Stephanie HesterNovember 28, 2010 - 9:43 am

    Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times, getting the family and friends together and just enjoying the day!

  • PamNovember 28, 2010 - 9:44 am

    Uh oh! Did I leave a note yesterday? Well maybe, maybe not. It’s been fun following you. Love what you did today on your blog. Awesome job! Thanks so much for keeping on, We love you!ReplyCancel

  • Phyllis M.November 28, 2010 - 9:44 am

    Love your autumn card so very pretty and really like the layout too. I am thankful for all the sharing and caring and giving of people at holiday times and each day too. We have alot to be thankful for as we are truly blessed.ReplyCancel

  • RebekkaNovember 28, 2010 - 9:45 am

    My favorite part of Thanksgiving is my family. we are a 5 living generation family. On Thanksgiving as well as a few other times of the year we show off our cooking skills, who makes the best Mac and cheese, sweet potato pies and believe the men in our family can cook better then some of the women. :)

    Blessings and hugs :)ReplyCancel

  • MarcyNovember 28, 2010 - 9:47 am

    Your cards are beautiful and encouraging to all.ReplyCancel

  • TrudyNovember 28, 2010 - 9:49 am

    Love your autumn card, beautiful as always. I have so much to be thankful for and everyday I add something to my list. I feel very blessed !ReplyCancel

  • lizNovember 28, 2010 - 9:51 am

    Im so very Thankful for my brother being safe, and that God will keep me strong and calm when my son comes homes ( after us being gone for a month and him having the place to himself) yeah I said before in a post how wonderful they are and they are but sometimes they are still their age so GOD needs to help me get though the day as I watch my son clean the house. I pray that God will see fit to help my husband get a job in Ga , Once we hit Ohio last night the cold hit my face my mirgrian went into over drive and it was the worst 3 hour drive home ( 14 hours already was fine) . But I love the way God makes the snow look on a fresh fallen night. keeping you all in my prayers .lizReplyCancel

  • Donna RinckelNovember 28, 2010 - 9:53 am

    Since I’ve tried to post every day I thought I might run out of things to be thankful for and this morning I realized that I can never run out of things to be thankful for. God has been so good to me. So today I received a message from a crafting friend who had been in the hospital for a few days. And I thought to myself, “I am so grateful for my relative good health.” I’ve had my ups and downs but for the most part my health has been pretty solid. The older we get you can never be sure what the next day will bring. But the Lord has been so good to me in the health department! Thank you Becca for being such an inspiration to me!ReplyCancel

  • Marge R.November 28, 2010 - 9:54 am

    As Thanksgiving weekend nears a close for the 2010 season, I’m reflective on how fortunate I am to have so much when so many worldwide do not. I feel beyond blessed to live in this great country where we are free to live our lives and pursue our dreams. Though times are tough, it is still the land of the free and the home of the brave and I pray to God daily to keep us safe! Thank you for your kindness, Becca, and for sharing your wonderful God-given talents with us here!!!ReplyCancel

  • DebraKNovember 28, 2010 - 9:54 am

    Another fav part of this holiday is the smells… all the baking and cooking… sometimes while you’re inside cooking, you have to step out and back in just to get the full effect of the aroma. And everywhere you shop, there are cinnamon pinecones…mmmm, love that smell…!
    Thanks for yet another day to win your bag of goodies!! ‘morning hugs to you…!ReplyCancel

  • DarcieNovember 28, 2010 - 9:57 am

    Just simply beautiful! Your work and faith continues to inspire us all…for this, I am Grateful!ReplyCancel

  • Dawn BennettNovember 28, 2010 - 9:59 am

    Back on Sunday. Again Your cards are an inspiration to all. I love all your creative ideas you come up with. Another thing I’m thankful for this year is having great friends. I have made so many new friends since I started scrapbooking and cardmaking 2-3 yrs ago. It is so great to meet so many others that have a love of the craft that I do. I like all the inspiration I get from others.
    Hope you are having a great weekend….. It is getting colder here in Southern PA……ReplyCancel

  • MickieNovember 28, 2010 - 9:59 am

    Well, today I am thankful my Miss Maggie Mae is feeling better. She is the oldest of my three dogs and moma’s baby. She is ten yrs old and still thinks she is three. Maggie has been jumping the six foot fence around our yard for seven yrs. We bent the prongs on the top down where she chose to jump (she slways goes to the same spot) but she missed her “mark” and ripped her side open yesterday. Had to rush her to the emergency vet and get inside and outside stitches. After a long night of anticipating her every need, or more like trying to, she seems better this morning. Some may think it odd that I pray for my dogs but God has always answered my prayers where they are concerned.ReplyCancel

  • Mary W.November 28, 2010 - 10:00 am

    I am so thankful for my family, friends, my faith. I love Thanksgiving and cooking for my family. Continuing to keep you and your family in my prayers.ReplyCancel

  • SallyNovember 28, 2010 - 10:04 am

    here wishing you the strength to continue to create and share with everyone your wonderful talents. You’ve been thru so much lately and I’m so glad that your faith is helping you to continue on. God Bless You, your an inspiration to so many of us.ReplyCancel

  • Eva SNovember 28, 2010 - 10:04 am

    My thoughts have been with you every day.
    I am in awe of all the beautiful things that you do.
    I wish I had half of your talent.

    I love having all my family together at Thanksgiving and just eating and sitting around talking about life.
    Good luck to you always.ReplyCancel

  • KarenNovember 28, 2010 - 10:06 am

    I’m so thankful for my family and friends. They have been my inspiration during this year and so grateful for them.ReplyCancel

  • Julie G.November 28, 2010 - 10:07 am

    Thankful for a beautiful kind of cloudy day here. I am in sunny Arizona, so we all like our cloudy days…ReplyCancel

  • Amanda BNovember 28, 2010 - 10:08 am

    My thoughts & prayers are with you and your family at this time. And a belated Happy Thanksgiving..

    In the UK it has to be the Christmas holiday – and the most special part – having all the family together including my brother who lives in the US – and that we only get to see once a year…..ReplyCancel

  • lacyquilterNovember 28, 2010 - 10:13 am

    This year one of my favorite things about thanksgiving is that I got to hold my newest grandniece, who is such a precious sweetie.ReplyCancel

  • Carol FroehlichNovember 28, 2010 - 10:14 am

    Living far away from my other family, Thanksgiving is usually just me and my dad. I am grateful when one of my children are able to visit, as was the case this year.

    Thank you for the opporunity to win some goodies.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn SNovember 28, 2010 - 10:15 am

    I am most thankful for my family – my husband, our children & their spouses & the precious ‘little people’ they’ve blessed us with.
    Thank you for the chance to win these because I’ve had my eye on the grand circles since they came out & I’d love to have them.ReplyCancel

  • NenaNovember 28, 2010 - 10:16 am

    I am well enough to go to church today and I am so thankful. Your
    inspiration aids to helping us create wonderful card and also
    encourages our spirits. We are grateful.ReplyCancel

  • Anita KehnNovember 28, 2010 - 10:18 am

    The more I see all your cards using the grand nestabilities the more I know I have to have them! I think I am getting a Grand Calibur for Christmas! If I don’t I will buy my own Christmas present.ReplyCancel

  • SusanNovember 28, 2010 - 10:19 am

    I think another part of thanksgiving that I enjoy is the fact that I am fortunate enough to share some of my good fortune with others,

    Being the youngest of 9 children and never having to go without is thankfullness in itself,

    Becca I hope this holiday season is a blessed one for you and your family and my thoughts are with youReplyCancel

  • Deanna CollinsNovember 28, 2010 - 10:21 am

    Today I will be attending my church services and am so grateful that I am still able to do so. At 72 (73 on New Year’s Eve) I thank my Heavenly Father for every day that I wake up and my body is still functioning so well. I am grateful for the snowfall we are expecting today. I am grateful to know that we are expecting our 26th grandchild in May, as well as two more great-grandchildren in Dec and Feb. It is great to be alive and able to enjoy creating beautiful cards. I am grateful for all the gorgeous examples that you and other bloggers offer for my enjoyment.ReplyCancel

  • MaryNovember 28, 2010 - 10:27 am

    I’m thankful for many things, family and friends near and far. This may sound odd, but I am so thankful for the internet. Through it and Skype, I’m able to see my grandkids grow. I can talk with them and be part of their daily lives. I’ll have all of my babies home for Christmas and I’m so thankful that I will have them for 3 weeks.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly GNovember 28, 2010 - 10:31 am

    Getting together with family and friends is also a great part of Thanksgiving. I have to say I like the answer of the woman who asked her husband and his answer is when everyone goes home.ReplyCancel

  • crystalNovember 28, 2010 - 10:32 am

    So much to be thankful for, I think sometimes we forget how blessed we really are.ReplyCancel

  • GloriaNovember 28, 2010 - 10:32 am

    Dear Becca, another beautiful idea. Thank you so much for all the inspiration you give us. God grant you and your family peace.ReplyCancel

  • Martha KeithNovember 28, 2010 - 10:36 am

    A friend told me about your fabulous blog site over a year ago, and I have had it in my “favorites” since that time. You are a very artistic creative lady. I so wish I had your talent and genius ideas. Your cards and other crafts are far beyond any I have seen.

    I am 70 plus years old and do not have classes available to me in my area. I look for blogs for ideas and inspiration. You are truly an inspiration; however, I can’t seem to come close to your finished product.

    I have read about the loss of your husband and know how hard this time of year is and will be for you and your family. Your faith, strength, and wonderful talent will pull you through this chapter in your life.

    I appreciate your sharing all your ideas with us.


  • TinaHNovember 28, 2010 - 10:36 am

    One of my favorite parts of Thanksgiving is that it focuses on an “attitude of gratitude”, something we should all should employ each day, but Thanksgiving really is a day to focus on all for which we are thankful. Continued prayers for you and your family, Becca. Thank you for the gift of your wonderful blog.ReplyCancel

  • AlexandraNovember 28, 2010 - 10:38 am

    Hello Becca,

    I am here for a second time so I won’t repeat my favourite part of the holiday again but will share what I am thankful for if that’s ok? I have two little ones (4 and 6) and both of them struggle with Asthma, especially my 4 year old, Jacob. We all have a cold now and Jacob is very poorly with a snotty nose, persistent and heavy cough and recurring fever episodes BUT no breathing problems. I am so grateful that we don’t have to deal with this nightmare too much anymore since we have the correct inhalers prescribed and that I don’t have to worry too much about colds anymore but enjoy the cuddling and snuggling on the sofa this week.
    Wishing you a good day and good health,

  • Jan GavinNovember 28, 2010 - 10:47 am

    Thankful that my husband, 2 granddaughters and I survived a bad car accident last Sunday! I have 5 broken ribs and a few bumps and bruises. My husband has 2 sore and badly bruised legs, one granddaughter (6) escaped with only a slight concussion and the other granddaughter (11) took the worst hit with a dislocated left wrist and a jaw broken in 2 places with one tooth missing. We rolled once over rail road tracks and ended up about 10 yards from water! The car is totaled, and Liz has a jaw wired shut (4 wks) and a cast (6 weeks), but will return to school on Wed. The rest of us will heal in time. Thank you Lord, we had much to be Thankful for this past Thursday!ReplyCancel

  • Judy CoveyNovember 28, 2010 - 10:48 am

    I am thankful “every day” for the wonderful family that I have, a wonderfully supportive husband and two fantastic grown children (still hoping that I will be blessed with some grandchildren someday too). Thanks again for all the inspiration that you provide and anothe awesome chance to win a great prize.ReplyCancel

  • DebraNovember 28, 2010 - 10:55 am

    Besides the family and food at Thanksgiving, I am thankful for the season! In Canada we celebrate Thanksgiving and it is in October when it’s fall, and cooler temperatures and falling leaves. My favorite time of year!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy BillingsNovember 28, 2010 - 11:00 am

    I sure would love to win the Grand Caliber dies. I don’t have any yet.ReplyCancel

  • Nikky GNovember 28, 2010 - 11:03 am

    I am thankful for my life, I am thankful to give back in anyway I can. I have a wonderful husband, 2 step children, no grand yet. But each day is a blessing. Waking up to realize I am here to live and love another day, this is what I am thankful for all year round. Counting blessings all the way around. Smiling is something contagious and a great gift, we never know who has a rough day, a smile could make a big difference.

  • Frances RNovember 28, 2010 - 11:04 am

    The best part of Thanksgiving is to share with family. thanks for the opportunity.ReplyCancel

  • CherylNovember 28, 2010 - 11:04 am

    Thank you for being so generous! You are the only reason that I now have a small collection of Spellbinders. I just love working with them, but none of my projects come close to comparing to yours, but I’m working on it! LOL. You have a true gift that comes from your heart down to your hands. Blessings to you and your family!ReplyCancel

  • CharlotteNovember 28, 2010 - 11:06 am

    Every day provides blessings too numerous to count, but today I want to thank God that He continually leads, guides, and directs my husband and I. I see His hand in so many ways and am thankful that He is mindful of His children. Once again, thank you for your generosity in sharing your creativity w/ us. I absolutely LOVE your design style.ReplyCancel

  • BarbieNovember 28, 2010 - 11:09 am

    Another beautiful card Becca. I am thankful that I have 15 grandchildren, 1 great granddaughter and another great grandchild on the way and that they are all healthy. The Lord has greatly blessed me.ReplyCancel

  • Judy McMullenNovember 28, 2010 - 11:10 am

    Becca, you are so very, very generous! Love those Nestabilities!!
    Every day I thank God for all the blessings of family and friends he has given me but most of all I thank Him for His precious son Jesus who by His grace has given me hope of eternal life with HIM and that someday I will be reunited with those I love and who love Him who have gone on before me.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara AKA GardenladyNovember 28, 2010 - 11:12 am

    Today is the last day of the Thanksgiving Holiday and I hope everyone had a great vacation! I am so thankful for the lovely weather we have had this holiday as it was perfect! I even did a little shopping yesterday and the stores weren’t crowded. I guess everyone was burned out after Black Friday. :)

    Enjoy your day as tomorrow it is back to the same old grindstone.ReplyCancel

  • VickiNovember 28, 2010 - 11:12 am

    Becca you and your family are in my prayers!!! I am grateful to have my health and to have a job during these tough times.ReplyCancel

  • LindaNovember 28, 2010 - 11:17 am

    I’ve been keeping you in my thoughts. I am happy to see your work again and hoping that it is therapeutic for you. Thanks for your lovely talent.ReplyCancel

  • Jackie KoreenNovember 28, 2010 - 11:18 am

    Your card today is georgeous. The white sparks the whole card, thank you for shaaring. Jackie KoreenReplyCancel

  • ChrisNovember 28, 2010 - 11:19 am

    Becca, my prayers are still with you and your family. I thank God for the inspiration that you are to so many people. You radiate His light wonderfully. Your cards are so beautiful and inspiring. Thank you for your faithfulness.ReplyCancel

  • Glenda BrooksNovember 28, 2010 - 11:30 am

    As we are coming to a close of the Thanksgiving Holiday, I find I have so many things to be thankful for! I am thankful for crafters like you who have so inspired me in so many ways. You have shown me your faith, your love, your family, your grief, and your willingness to share your thoughts with so many of us here! I have followed you for awhile now and love to visit each and every day! You continue to inspire me each day!ReplyCancel

  • Paulla JNovember 28, 2010 - 11:31 am

    Prayers and hugs to you and your family. Thank you for being such a great inspiration to everyone!


  • LexiNovember 28, 2010 - 11:32 am

    Family, family, family…..and pumpkin pie!ReplyCancel

  • ColoradoNovember 28, 2010 - 11:34 am

    Hi Becca! Another thing I’m thankful for on Thanksgiving and one of my favorite parts is the leftovers!! LOL!! I love having all that great food and not having to cook meals every day after Thanksgiving for a while! ReplyCancel

  • nellieNovember 28, 2010 - 11:39 am

    I’m thankful for a loving God who provides for our daily needs. Hugs, Nelie.ReplyCancel

  • Peggy LeeNovember 28, 2010 - 11:39 am

    Hi Becca,

    What I like best about Thanksgiving is just getting together with family and sharing a relaxed day of eating, football, desserts, wine, beer and more eating.

    I love this holiday.ReplyCancel

  • MarisaNovember 28, 2010 - 11:43 am

    Just LOVE making puzzles and Christmas is the time of year when life comes to a grinding halt and I get to work on puzzles — happy, happy, joy, joy! Two years ago when we got 1.5 feet of snow here the whole Lower Mainland shut down and we went through seven puzzles – I was in heaven :) Even have some easier ones for the kids to work on next to the one for the adults we we can all be working on one together.ReplyCancel

  • michelle f.November 28, 2010 - 11:44 am

    ah, a bittersweet end to a thanksgiving weekend. i am so grateful for good friends that invite us to turkey dinner. what a blessing. and thank you for the beautiful cards you create and then share with us. my prayers are with you and your family during this holiday times.ReplyCancel

  • DonnaNovember 28, 2010 - 11:45 am

    Wow, what a beautiful card………What I like best about Thanksgiving is “Family” and of course the food.ReplyCancel

  • LesliNovember 28, 2010 - 11:46 am

    I love this time of year when Christmas decorations are going up and more people are smiling and cheery. I’m also thankful for other creative people (like you!) who share their ideas so we get to build on them and make our own projects better.ReplyCancel

  • maryNovember 28, 2010 - 11:46 am

    I am thankful that you share your beautiful creations with us as well as sharing yourself! Thanks Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Susan SlaterNovember 28, 2010 - 11:51 am

    Happy Thanksgiving. I’m thankful for the wonderful Festival of Trees event that benefits the local hospice. It’s a wonderful event to get in the holiday spirit, remember those we have lost and be thankful for the family and friends we have. Take care.ReplyCancel

  • PamelaNovember 28, 2010 - 11:54 am

    I love how Thanksgiving just goes on and on… And I love your latest posts including the fall scene- so very elegant. Thank you for posting and sharing your wonderful talents and life with us!ReplyCancel

  • JeanNovember 28, 2010 - 11:54 am

    My favorite thing about this time of year is the gathering of the family to celebrate Thanksgiving. We have so many gifts that God blesses us with. To come together to pray, fellowship and share is a wonderful blessing in itself. I refuse to put up any Christmas decoration until after we have celebrated and shared Thanksgiving. I love to decorate for Thanksgiving and I think we don’t give the season the proper honor it deserves. A heart of gratitude is a happy heart! After Thanksgiving, I’m ready to docorate for Christmas!
    Thanks for a chance to win blog candy!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.


  • Bonnie Jean HolitzkiNovember 28, 2010 - 11:55 am

    Hi Becca,
    Another wonderful creation!!! Another thing I am so grateful is the health of of children and grandson. I don’t know what I would have been without them. My health is not wonderful but………… I am not complaining. I Know God has given me so much and I am forever grateful.ReplyCancel

  • Gayle TaylorNovember 28, 2010 - 11:56 am

    Another beautiful card for today. Yes, here in Abilene, TX we skipped autumn and went from summer to winter in less than 24 hours. It is a shock to the system when it happens that way. I love the fall so I like for that to linger, but it didn’t happen this year. Our yard is full of leaves because they all fell in one night and now the wind is blowing them everywhere. Thank you for more inspiration with your card for today. I love y our artwork and it gives me something to work toward. I just want to be able to tie bows like you do! Thank you for another chance at winning your blog candy, too.

    Gayle Taylor

  • NaomiNovember 28, 2010 - 11:58 am

    I can’t believe that Thanksgiving weekend is almost over. I’m going to hit the stores finally. Hope there are some bargains left. Love your card and especially the coloring.ReplyCancel

  • Margaret ThompsonNovember 28, 2010 - 11:59 am

    Thanksgiving…. to Be THANKFUL for…..
    I am really VERY THANKFUL that I am still able to walk, even though extremely painful from a devastating back surgery with no improvement expected because of the neurosurgeon who told me that “he didn’t do anything wrong” when he did my surgery yet I have to live with horrendous pain 24/7.
    I am VERY THANKFUL that I still have my internet since I had to give up my cable TV.
    I am VERY THANKFUL for people like Becca who continue to give me a world of inspiration that keeps me going thru my tough and lonely days.
    I am VERY THANKFUL that Becca turned me on to Spellbinders dies. If only she knew how much joy they have given me thru these last 2-1/2 years.
    I am VERY THANKFUL to know that Becca will always there when I open my email and receive another idea, maybe some advice or some instructions, even some storage hints or just anything that makes my crafting world a little better.
    I am REALLY THANKFUL knowing that God is with her after the loss of her best friend, her sole mate, her loving and wonderful husband. Becca, GOD WILL ALWAYS BE THERE FOR YOU.
    I DO KNOW that every one out here in this huge internet world is so VERY THANKFUL for Becca and her work and dedication to us and she doesn’t even know all of us!
    But most of all I REALLY AM THANKFUL to have found people like you, Becca, on the internet who freely share their amazing crafts with us.
    THANK YOU you for the opportunity to say that I am TRULY THANKFUL for so many wonderful things in my life even though I am in pain each and every day but with God’s help somehow I will make it thru this……ReplyCancel

  • Janice WebbNovember 28, 2010 - 12:01 pm

    Thank you for the chance to win some great blog candy. Your cards are so beautiful and we are so lucky to have you share them with us. Bless you!ReplyCancel

  • marcelleNovember 28, 2010 - 12:07 pm

    Again as I read your posts and see the beauty of your work I am ever so grateful that God created us so uniquely different and with a purpose. Thanks for sharing so much of yourself with us.ReplyCancel

  • Mary CNovember 28, 2010 - 12:11 pm

    Love the colors in your Autumn card. The inspiration you give us is amaizing. Thank you for giving so much of yourself.ReplyCancel

  • RubyNovember 28, 2010 - 12:12 pm

    Here it is end of Thanksgiving weekend… thankful I don’t have to join the thousands of people traveling… of course I would have love the opportunity to have family near! Glad to have sites like this to read all the neat comments from people that realize all the things they are thankful for!ReplyCancel

  • LizetteNovember 28, 2010 - 12:16 pm

    Thank you for always giving us such great inspiration, I LOVE every card that you make. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. Thank you for your blog. Thank you for a chance to win blog candy.
    Desert hugs

  • MarilieNovember 28, 2010 - 12:19 pm

    I just want to stop by and tell you how much I enjoy your blog. Amazing cards. As a non American living in America Thanksgiving became a favorite time for me because it is not about gift giving, but family – it is real. I appreciate that. All other holidays are so commercial.ReplyCancel

  • CherylNovember 28, 2010 - 12:23 pm

    It’s so lovely of you to think of others with this blog candy. Thank you for your giving heart, which is as big as your talent!ReplyCancel

  • CheriNovember 28, 2010 - 12:27 pm

    Day three or four, lost count, too busy counting blessings, LOL! Today I am thankful for the church I attent, Springhouse Worship & Arts Center~~they are the best!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Peggy MullenauxNovember 28, 2010 - 12:35 pm

    Thank you for the chance to win some blog candy. Even if I don’t win….it is always a “tasty treat” to visit your blog. Love your work. {Hugs} Peggy Stampnmore at aol dot comReplyCancel

  • Susan GNovember 28, 2010 - 12:43 pm

    Hi Becca,
    Sunday mid day…sunny here again. YEA!! I know it is SUNNY in CA!!
    However the temperature has dropped a lot in the last 24 hours. We are mostly going to have to get the wood stove ready and up and running in the next few days. *If I can get my son to stick around long enough to be of some assistance.

    I went and looked up that bigger machine for these dies…kind of pricey.
    Maybe it will come down in price soon, as right now it is fairly new.

    I hope you enjoy your day :)

  • WandaNovember 28, 2010 - 12:43 pm

    Hi, Becca!

    A belated Thanksgiving to you and your beautiful family. I’m glad to see you are being so generous with your creativity. You are an inspiration as your cards always brighten my day, and it provides me with new ideas. So wonderful to have you return to what you are a genius at. Please enjoy what’s left of the weekend. I can’t wait to see what you post tomorrow.ReplyCancel

  • Judie RymanNovember 28, 2010 - 12:44 pm

    Such a beautiful card…makes me feel happy because I just LOVE fall-time! So thankful for the time between our hot summer and cold winter. Also, thanks for offering up some blog candy….how thoughtful of you.ReplyCancel

  • PAT NOBLENovember 28, 2010 - 12:53 pm

    My faith is very important to me and next to that is family.
    And good food!ReplyCancel

  • Val WNovember 28, 2010 - 12:57 pm

    Becca, it’s Sunday, and I just looked in on your Autumn card. Gorgeous! I’m very thankful for all the wonderful inspiration you bring us through your blog and cards. Your work always has such a positive message, even when you’re hurting. God bless you for the very special way you share with us. You are greatly appreciated!ReplyCancel

  • marv dennisNovember 28, 2010 - 12:58 pm

    Hi, Becca!

    A belated Thanksgiving Blessing to you and your family. I always enjoy looking at your beautiful cards.

  • Bev J.November 28, 2010 - 1:16 pm

    Love the autumn card you posted today-so pretty. Kind of sad to see us moving towards a new season.

    Thnaksgiving has always been about my favorite holiday. Not the hustle and bustle associated with Christmas now-more relaxing-a good thing!!ReplyCancel

  • HeatherNovember 28, 2010 - 1:16 pm

    At Thanksgiving I’m so thankful for friends and family that have stuck by me all during the year :)ReplyCancel

  • Shirley SmithNovember 28, 2010 - 1:20 pm

    Your blog candy is amazing, just as you are with all your creative ideas and inspiring cards and tips. I look every day at your blog. Was glad to see you back so soon . Loving memories will keep you going. Happy Thanksgiving.ReplyCancel

  • MaryKayeNovember 28, 2010 - 1:28 pm

    I’m thankful for inspired and talented people like you that help the rest of us along. Best wished for the upcoming Christmas season.ReplyCancel

  • MaryannNovember 28, 2010 - 1:30 pm

    I´m grateful that I have all my kids and grandkids just around me, so I can see them every week, and I´m just on my way to see two of my little prioncesses right now, and that is always such a pleasure, and I´m very grateful that there is sooo many wonderful friends in the worls like you Becca, who sooo willingly share all their talent and knowledge with those of us, who´s not as clever as you are, and alaways inspire me in a great way to do more beautiful crafts. Thanks sooo much for that hun.
    have a wonderful day dear friend and take very good care.ReplyCancel

  • Mary-JaneNovember 28, 2010 - 1:37 pm

    thankful to have come to “know” a lot of very talented crafters who provide me with unlimited inspiration

  • Pat JandacekNovember 28, 2010 - 1:41 pm

    Indeed, my husband and I have more blessings than we can count, certainly more than we deserve, and we’re very mindful of that throughout every day. Being able to visit your blog every day is a blessing I consider high on the list. It’s just so uplifting to know of people such as you. You are so appreciated for your talents but also your calm, loving nature which comes through loud and clear in all that you do. Thanks for all your sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Charlotte StyerNovember 28, 2010 - 1:42 pm

    You are such a blessing to all those who know you and to those who you share your wonderful creative ideas! Thinking of you and praying for you during this holiday season. CharReplyCancel

  • Lisa N- MNNovember 28, 2010 - 1:46 pm

    Thankful to have learned so much from your card making.ReplyCancel

  • Debby WaltersNovember 28, 2010 - 2:01 pm

    I echo the sentiments of those who expressed thanks for being able to gain friendships and knowledge thru this blog. I have been following Becca for quite a while, and like many, her site is the first one I check to see if I have a post from. I feel a bond to Becca, admire both her work and her faith in God and her love of family. I am thankful to be able to consider Becca a friend, although we have never met.ReplyCancel

  • PamNovember 28, 2010 - 2:01 pm

    I hope everyone has a blessed Sunday. It is the end of a wonderful holiday weekend with friends and family, and I am thankful that we all have this opportunity. Thank you for your wonderful and inspiring projects that you share so freely Becca! Wishing everyone peace and joy for the holidays.ReplyCancel

  • Jan JacguotNovember 28, 2010 - 2:15 pm

    I’m also thankful for the telephone so I can keep in daily contact with all my childred. JMJReplyCancel

  • Melissa BNovember 28, 2010 - 2:16 pm

    Thanksgiving to me is being with family – and also remembering those who cannot be with us.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenNovember 28, 2010 - 2:18 pm

    Another thing I am Thankful for? Well, For this WONDERFUL Country we live in!!!! We are VERY BLESSED to live in America!!!! That our country is BASED ON Christianity!!!!! That our Forefathers, were in tune with our living God!!!!! That we have the FREEDOMS we have!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • joanna johnsonNovember 28, 2010 - 2:21 pm

    Dear Becca, I am so excited about Christmas because of all the fun crafts we do in our family! MY FIVE YEAR OLD GRAND DAUGHTER IS MY CRAFT BUDDY AND LOVES SPELLBINDERS!! She even runs some of them through her little sidekick, which she thinks is so fun and I even made her a little embossing pad so she can emboss too!! She has been crafting and cutting since she could sit up and by age five has colored scores of coloring books. She is excellent at stamping and knows everything I know. I gave her her own set of Martha Stewart paint tip markers and she has her own stash of paper. I’m just starting to teach her how to make mini albums. She makes cards for all her class mates and friends and they just love them. I am so proud of my little crafter and when I started buying spellbinders a couple years ago I knew I was making an investment in my children and my grandchildren’s future scrapping needs. I feel fortunate to have a generous husband who understand that I need to do this and a Heavenly Father who provides for us. So I hope someone who really needs this and can’t afford to purchase it will win it. They are a little more than the regular Spellbinders but as we learn to use them I am sure we will see their worth!! Happy Holidays!!! and God Bless You All !ReplyCancel

  • ChanaNovember 28, 2010 - 2:22 pm

    The most precious and favorite part of Thanksgiving for me is the moment when I look at my family and realize what a tremendous blessing it is for all of us to be members of the family of God. And, always, in that moment, I realize that I need fear nothing except losing my knowledge of God.

    Your site has been an inspiration for me. I had been away from cardmaking for over five years and then, within a couple of months of each other, my mother-in-law was diagnosed with cancer and my sister-in-law died of complications from Lupus.

    I asked God to direct me, to help me maintain my equalibrium, and his answer was to re-kindle my interest in cards. Your site came up when I googled “paper” to locate paper sources. I have tried several times since then to find you that way and it never comes up…

    I will never be the artist that you are, but your work has inspired me to create cards that sometimes even “amaze”me, and seem to always encouraged my husband. It is all proof that “God’s word will never return to him void. It will go forth and accomplish what it is sent to do.”

    Be Strong and Stay Encouraged. Thanfully, C!ReplyCancel

  • PatiNovember 28, 2010 - 2:23 pm

    I’m thankful to be born and raised in the USA, for our freedoms, and for those who enlist to fight for our freedom and help others to fight for theirs.

    I’m thankful for the beautiful snow coming down outside and that I don’t have to drive out in it today : )ReplyCancel

  • christiNovember 28, 2010 - 2:27 pm

    i am thankful of the thanksgiving memories. one that most would find odd is the smell of burnt squash. every year my grandmother would burn the squash. i carry on the tradition but in my family i burn the garlic bread.ReplyCancel

  • Marion RivasNovember 28, 2010 - 2:41 pm

    I love to look at your cards, they are absolutely all gorgeous. And I’d love to win the Spellbinders grande circles. Thanks for the chance and your generosity. I am so thankful for all the fabulous people in my life!ReplyCancel

  • ElayneNovember 28, 2010 - 2:42 pm

    Thanks again for your offer of nestablilities.
    Sure do enjoy your work and often use the sentiments you choose.ReplyCancel

  • Darlene LNovember 28, 2010 - 2:48 pm

    Here is my Sunday entry–my sister die cuts leaves of all kinds and colors. We are to pick a leaf and write on it what we are most thankful for the last year. Our tree had such beautiful leaves this fall–it’s fun to read what the young ones write. Thanks again for the chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • JulieNovember 28, 2010 - 2:50 pm

    My favorite part of Thanksgiving is being able to see my family , espescially my niece and nephews who are glad to see Auntie Julie again.ReplyCancel

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  • BonnieNovember 28, 2010 - 2:57 pm

    My favorite part of the Thanksgiving Day holiday is the gathering of my family. Though most of us live within 100 miles of each other, it seems we are all too busy through the year to visit. Thanksgiving day is like a day to catch up, a day to visit, hear the latest and greatest, and maybe not so greatest, news. The day is filled with great friends, family and wonderful food. A day to indulge, and put aside differences to come together and be grateful that we can.
    I love your blog, and thank you for allowing me to put into words what sometimes escapes me.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie BNovember 28, 2010 - 3:00 pm

    I love that you are back and never stop marveling at your creativity. I would love to know how you decide what papers to use with the stamps that you color. Does the paper or the picture come first?


  • Sherry PhippsNovember 28, 2010 - 3:07 pm

    I am so happy to see your creations each and every day! They are totally amazing. You are a true inspiration to all of us! My favorite part of Thanksgiving is enjoying all the wonderful food we are blessed with and sharing it with our family.ReplyCancel

  • KrisNovember 28, 2010 - 3:20 pm

    Another beautiful card creation. I so enjoy checking in with you everyday!ReplyCancel

  • l hamonNovember 28, 2010 - 3:24 pm

    Hello Becca. I’ve been here every day, somehow my comment forr the 25th is not showing anywhere, but I was here as always…loven all your fall colors, thanks again.ReplyCancel

  • Penny ReedNovember 28, 2010 - 3:24 pm

    I heard a sermon this morning on 5 things to be thankful for – faith, family, friends, finances (even if you don’t have any) and future. All are things we so take for granted. But because we have the Lord, we know our future is secure, even if it feels insecure right now. Hang in there, and He will see you through. You are still in our prayers.ReplyCancel

  • PamNovember 28, 2010 - 3:26 pm

    I think of you often and admire your strength. You are a very inspirational woman to many. Love you blog and check it often and am never disapointed at your beautiful creations. Thank you for all you do!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Marlena M.November 28, 2010 - 3:26 pm

    I am thankful for each day we are blessed with!ReplyCancel

  • Eunice BrownNovember 28, 2010 - 3:29 pm

    Good Day Becca,
    Another beautiful card, I just wished I lived closer to you :). The older I get the more I am thankful for my health. When we are young most of us take good health for granted, but as we get older and things start to slow down and not move as well, I realize how I have to protect what I have. Take care my friend.ReplyCancel

  • Gay FerlandNovember 28, 2010 - 3:34 pm

    Bless You!! Even in times when you are at lost of loosing your husband, you give to others!! Thank You! Favorite Thanksgiving memory…we use to go to all the big houses of relatives and have our dinner. We were young and ran around playing in all the nooks & crannies!! All those times were the best!! Except when an adult would ask, “Now which one do yyou belong to?” Meaning which family did I belong to…lol, there were so many of us!!!ReplyCancel

  • Joyce MNovember 28, 2010 - 3:34 pm

    Just the fact that Thanksgiving makes you take a step back and look at all the blessings we have. This world is so hectic, it becomes very easy to forget how good we have it. It is a good way to set the tone for the Advent/Christmas season, even if Thanksgiving is not exactly part of the religious seasonReplyCancel

  • Jean SchifflerNovember 28, 2010 - 3:37 pm

    Hope that you and your family are beginning to heal. There are so many out there who are praying for your burdens to be light.
    Thank you for this and every card you do. They are all gorgeous.

  • TrishNovember 28, 2010 - 3:46 pm

    Becky I am so thankfull for my family and friends and especially my crafting friends who are just so clever. I am also thankfull for your blog which has given me so many wonderful ideas since I have found you. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Billie ANovember 28, 2010 - 3:46 pm

    I am thankful for the time I get off work, time to be with family and cook and laugh and reflect back on the past. I give thanks for having two wonderful parents who instilled the belief in God and all things are possible to trust and do your best if it’s meant to be it will happen. I have a wonderful husband and wonderful children, grandchildren and a great grand child, and the best brothers in the world and I am so thankful for them and all of my friends.ReplyCancel

  • JaneyNovember 28, 2010 - 3:50 pm

    Becca, we have had a gorgeous Fall here in northern Indiana. I tend to think of Thanksgiving as the ending of Fall and the beginning of Winter, and since those are my two most favorite seasons of the year, I’m in good spirits at this time of year.

    We had a meaningful church service this first Sunday of Advent, so we are full of promises of what is to come.

    Hugs to you and your family.ReplyCancel

  • Janice C in NYNovember 28, 2010 - 4:02 pm

    Hello Becca!
    We had a very quiet Thanksgiving with just my husband, two kids and, my Mother. Thanksgiving to me is a time to reflect on my blessings.

    It is also a bittersweet holiday for me too as I lost my father to cancer just two days prior to Thanksgiving seven years ago. You would think that time would make it less painful, but sometimes it being so close to a major holiday keeps it fresh.

    I hope you have had a great Holiday. You have been in my thoughts over this Holiday weekend and I hope you had yourself a beautiful holiday despite your recent loss.


  • BekkiNovember 28, 2010 - 4:06 pm

    Hi! I am fairly new to blogging and have recently started stamping…I love your blog and wonder if there is a video on how to use the spellbinders…I haven’t quite firgured them out completely…I can use them to cut something out…but haven’t figured out the embossing and stenciling…I have a sizzix big shot and have invested in a couple of the spellbinder sets…please let me know how I can learn more…thanks so much!ReplyCancel

  • MichelleNovember 28, 2010 - 4:08 pm

    Today I am thankful for the freedom to worship as I please. I love that I can get up early Sunday morning, put on my Sunday best and drive a mile down the street to worship my Savior. What a blessing!ReplyCancel

  • E. MarieNovember 28, 2010 - 4:08 pm

    We are having cool weather today, too. It was really cold last night. It is suppose to warm up a bit later this week. We had rain on Black Friday but has really been pretty since. I have really enjoyed the Thanksgiving holiday and am ready to attack the preparations for the Christmas holiday. Everyone is doing really good right now so I am so thankful. Thanks for the chance to win but even more for sharing all your beautiful creations. Very inspiring.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy ONovember 28, 2010 - 4:11 pm

    I guess I’d have to say another favorite part of Thanksgiving is playing games after dinner. Traditionally we play “Blurt” and/or “Bible Blurt” and we have a lot of fun! There’s always a lot of laughs. This year we added a Thanksgiving trivia question and answer test which was fun and we learned a lot about the beginnings of Thanksgiving. Just being with family: laughing, talking and even watching football is fun because we are together.ReplyCancel

  • kathy sNovember 28, 2010 - 4:12 pm

    I am so thankful that people like you share some of their beautiful things and give others a chance to use the products that help you create magnificent pieces if workReplyCancel

  • BrakkersNovember 28, 2010 - 4:28 pm

    Love your cards today Becca and your button gift and button card – gorgeous!! Thinking of you and glad that your Thanksgiving was a good one for you and your family. In the UK things are warming up for Christmas with the lights in our small town being switched on this week and we even had an early snow fall to get us in the festive spirit.ReplyCancel

  • cindy ziliakNovember 28, 2010 - 4:34 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win. Always love your projects.ReplyCancel

  • Ola JaggersNovember 28, 2010 - 4:36 pm

    Beautiful card…and awesome giveaway!!!

    I love spending quite time with my family! It is the best thing ever, and I enjoy every minute of it!

    Thank you so much for sharing!!!

    okj83 at live dot comReplyCancel

  • Judy HNovember 28, 2010 - 4:59 pm

    The best part of Thanksgiving is sharing with family and friends. Thanks for sharing another beautiful card and giveaway! JudyReplyCancel

  • Theresa RNovember 28, 2010 - 5:20 pm

    Thankful for my church family and rector today. They’ve been very supportive during my mom’s difficulties.ReplyCancel

  • KelleyNovember 28, 2010 - 5:23 pm

    I’m thankful for God’s provision. And then I’m glad I hate shopping so I don’t feel obligated to hit the sales! :)ReplyCancel

  • BonnieNovember 28, 2010 - 5:36 pm

    I enjoy it all!!! Even in the tough times, we are sooooo BLESSED!!! I love keeping up with all your beautiful creations and the motivation it brings to me. THANKS BeccaReplyCancel

  • Vicky SchmidtNovember 28, 2010 - 5:37 pm

    I am thankful that we are free to worship God at a church. AndI am so thankful that God has provided us with funds to buy our christmas gifts for our grandchildren & family.
    Becca, I just love your cards.ReplyCancel

  • Gloria R.November 28, 2010 - 5:46 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. This is the season for remembering and loving. We all remember the ones we love and continue to miss them daily.
    Love and hugs, GloriaReplyCancel

  • annNovember 28, 2010 - 6:06 pm

    So thankful for all my health, family , and friends. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. But of course I eat tooooo much!!! Thanks for all your wonderful ideas!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle HNovember 28, 2010 - 6:07 pm

    I was completely amazed with my daughter today. She filled up a whole box with toys to be donated. I’m glad that she is learning to be generous for those who are less fortunate. I’m thankful for the ability to teach her these important life skills.ReplyCancel

  • Deb BuckminsterNovember 28, 2010 - 6:12 pm

    Having all the grown children, and their children, in my home — remembering, together, years past and loved ones who are no longer with us — just connecting as a family with shared heritage. That’s the best part of Thanksgiving for me. And, of course, there’s the once happenstance, now tradition, of my eldest child sitting with me in the kitchen, while I beat & sweeten the whipped cream — a brief, but IMPORTANT event for Moriah and I, both!

    God bless you and continue to lift you up, Becca ~ReplyCancel

  • Barbara PNovember 28, 2010 - 6:16 pm

    The last of Autumn…I don’t know which is more beautiful – your card or the lovely sentiment on the stamp ! THANK YOU & know you are in my prayers ~ReplyCancel

  • Cindy LouNovember 28, 2010 - 6:25 pm

    Hey Becca! I am Thankful for God’s gift of that He has so generously lavished on you! My actual list goes on quite longer than that, I am blessed each day that I am allowed to stand up and take a step into another day. Sometimes my first moves of the morning are not so graceful and are actually quite funny. This morning I went to lean across the bed to turn on the light, as I did so my elbow slipped and in a matter of seconds I had done a summersault off the bed unto the floor, laying quietly hoping no one heard all the clammor. lol I got lucky, no one did — See so many blessings! Hope you had a great weekend, I know sometimes we get caught up in the selfish mode and forget the BIG picture. I am Thankful for the BIG picture.


  • Karen HetheringtonNovember 28, 2010 - 6:31 pm

    My favorite part of Thanksgiving is the family gathering in Vermont.Good food,good company, hikes in the woods,a warm fire,homemade pies,children laughing and lots of hugs to go around!ReplyCancel

  • Darlene CastorNovember 28, 2010 - 6:38 pm

    My favorite part is getting together with friends and family. I also love cooking and having the house smell so good!ReplyCancel

  • Candy MeyersNovember 28, 2010 - 6:42 pm

    Your work is so inspiring. Keep it up. We love you.
    Candy MeyersReplyCancel

  • marshaNovember 28, 2010 - 6:50 pm

    Hi Becca,
    You are such an inspiration! My favorite thing about Thanksgiving is family.

  • Janet CastleNovember 28, 2010 - 7:00 pm

    Love the grands, but don’t have any…my complaint has always been my Spellbinder dies are NOT big enough!!!! Now my complaint will be my machine is not big enough LOL…I do know a solution tho’ he he…buy the bigger machine!!! Still, before I do that would love to win a set of grands and use what I can in my Big Shot – until I can get a bigger machine that is. Thanks for the chance to win a set!
    Jan CastleReplyCancel

  • CarolenNovember 28, 2010 - 7:27 pm

    Becca, you are amazing!

    I think that my favourite thing about Thanksgiving is
    sitting around the table with family and so much
    comfort food.
    When we get the chance to be in the country, I also
    enjoy a walk with family and dogs.ReplyCancel

  • charleneNovember 28, 2010 - 7:41 pm

    Becca, my favorite time of the year is the Thanksgiving Holiday. Iam a true Christmas lover!!! but the Thanksgiving holiday has become so special to me in the past 6years. I have three sons who have decided to serve our Country with Honor and Dignity!!! two Navy and one Air Force. Thanksgiving has been the time we have been able to be together and enjoy each other. Along with their 4 sisters :) we are a “Thankful family”. I started “Scrapping” this year as my last son left for the Navy “Nuke” program Mothers day. It has been an awesome journey. As I said good-bye to them yesterday I had a heart full of Thanksgiving for the service and special men they are. It far out weighs the saddest today!! My husband was also a Airmen, like yours. I think the bond and love for our Country is another reason to love this “Special Holiday”

    With Heart Felt Thanks,

  • Cathie - Ontario, CanadaNovember 28, 2010 - 7:44 pm

    Hi Becca,

    I am so thankful for all the wonderful people in my life. My family and friends are always there for me, to share in my happy times and support me in my most difficult times.

    I think of you and your family often and am always anxious to read and enjoy any new post.

    Blessings to you,


  • Claudia RosaNovember 28, 2010 - 7:47 pm

    Hi Becca,
    my favorite part of the holidays, are also family.
    Mine lives still in Germany, so iam not able to see them very often. The more i appreciate beeing albe to spent time with my my boys AND my husband. Doing simple things like cooking, playing board games and just watch a movie together.

    Thanks for offering a great candy.

  • RisaNovember 28, 2010 - 7:53 pm

    Hello Becca,
    I hope that you had a beautiful Thanksgiving holiday dear. You and your family have been in my thoughts and prayers and I admire your strength!
    This past Thanksgiving wasn’t celebrated with the usual feast and fanfare because I was in the hospital. I am very thankful for the fantastic hospital staff and my family and friends.
    Thanks you for the chance to win this fabulous candy! What a treat!!!
    I hope that your day is going well Becca and I quickly want to say that you have been an inspiration to me and others as well. You constantly amaze me with beautifully made creations! Take care and keep inspiring!

  • NancyNovember 28, 2010 - 7:59 pm

    my husband and children are my greatest gifts to be thankful for….Becca, I love your blog! I am thinking of you with deepest sympathy on the loss of your husband and best friend.

    In Loving Memory
    God looked around his garden,
    And saw an empty space.
    Then he looked down here on earth,
    And saw your loving face.
    He put his arms around you,
    And lifted you to rest.
    His garden must be beautiful,
    Because he only picks the best.
    A million times we’ll miss you,
    A million times we’ll cry.
    If love could have saved you,
    You never would have died.
    In life we loved you dearly,
    In death we love you still.
    In our hearts you hold a special place,
    No one could ever fill.
    It broke our hearts to lose you,
    But you did not go alone,
    For part of us went with you,
    The day God took you home.

    May your day be filled with sunshine and peace!ReplyCancel

  • JudyNovember 28, 2010 - 8:00 pm

    My favorite part of Thanksgiving is being with my family. We work together to prepare our favorite traditional foods and and enjoy the meal and the day together. My four year old granddaughter is delighted that she is the one who gets to put the marshmallows on top of the sweet potato casserole each year!ReplyCancel

  • LenoriaNovember 28, 2010 - 8:20 pm

    My favorite part of Thanksgiving, or any holiday, is spending time with my family. I don’t cook a lot except on the holidays even though I do enjoy cooking, so I enjoy the cooking and the smells that remind me of my childhood.ReplyCancel

  • Sue O.November 28, 2010 - 8:34 pm

    Hi Becca – My thoughts and prayers have been with you and your family for quite some time now. I trust things are going along well for you and that you feel the love that is coming to you from all of your blog friends. Thanks for much for a chance to win some blog candy. I love these dies and wish I could afford to get them all.ReplyCancel

  • Susan GNovember 28, 2010 - 8:43 pm

    My favorite part of the last three Thanksgivings is that we were able to spend it with my youngest son, his wife and grandaughter. This year we had a brand new grandaughter to celebrate with. So much fun! Thanks for offering the Nesties. I love those die cuts so much!ReplyCancel

  • PatNovember 28, 2010 - 9:04 pm

    You are in my thoughts and prayers nearly every day as I follow your blog…..I too am a young widow, but have nine years experience at it, at this point. I called this first holiday season “the mean season”….so as you find a reason each day to put one foot in front of the other and continue on, know that I am praying for you during this mean season.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy CNovember 28, 2010 - 9:13 pm

    Your blog is so inspiring. I am always amazed at your creativity! Thank you for sharing your many talents with the rest of us. I’m thankful for women like you, who take the time to help others create such beautiful cards and gifts!ReplyCancel

  • Carla Prediger TraselNovember 28, 2010 - 9:20 pm

    Oh, I almost missed my comment for today!
    Another thing I just love about the holiday season are the songs. There are so many beautiful songs to hear….

  • DebiNovember 28, 2010 - 9:25 pm

    I’m most thankful for a loving and merciful Savior, who cared enough to die for my sins so that I may have eternal life. I’m also thankful for an awesome family and for talented people like you that sure adds joy to my day when I view your creations. When I heard of the loss of your husband, I bought a penny which has a cross cut out of the center of it and put it in my wallet. Every time I get change and see it, I say a prayer for you… that God will be with you and strengthen you. God bless!ReplyCancel

  • PatonslakeNovember 28, 2010 - 9:30 pm

    Hello again,
    Well, we’re all thankful we were able to go and cut down our Christmas tree and returned home with our prizes. The drivers out there are not as careful as they should be. Leaving the City, the weather was beautiful, the bicyclists were out, lots of people walking about. Lovely. And the drive though wine country as the bonus. Peaceful, slow.ReplyCancel

  • RebeccaNovember 28, 2010 - 9:32 pm

    I don’t celebrate any holidays but I do celebrate my anniversary. Though I’ve already commented about my favourite part of it in another comment, I am looking forward to getting my gift. An eCraft die cutting machine. NO CUTTING MATS! woo hoo!!ReplyCancel

  • JeanMarie BreslinNovember 28, 2010 - 9:40 pm

    Hi Becky, Love all of your creative ideas. My favorite part of THANKSGIVING
    is the family time. Plus I am a flight attendant, and take my vacation the rest of the year. So things slow down for me, which I am thankful for.ReplyCancel

  • Lori ObernolteNovember 28, 2010 - 9:45 pm

    Hi Becky! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this tough time. You are such an inspiration! Thank you for sharing your talents with all of us!ReplyCancel

  • Karen LinarezNovember 28, 2010 - 9:50 pm

    Of course, the reason we celebrate Thanksgiving has to be my ultimate favorite part, giving thanks to God for his care and all he has provided. Thinking back to the very first Thanksgiving and all the Lord did to provide for and save the pilgrims then and make this nation great is a sobering realization.ReplyCancel

  • CrystalNovember 28, 2010 - 9:51 pm

    I am thankful for my time with my Nana as well as the rest of the family. My Nana and I stay up late and she tells me stories of when she was a girl. I love hearing those stories. I could listen to the same ones over and over and never get tired of hearing them. I also love cut out cookies. That is what my family calls cookies that are cut into shapes and frosted. My Mom always makes them for me and because she knows I like best when they are a day old (not fresh out of the oven) she makes it a point to get them baked and frosted the daye before I arrive so they taste the best (in my opinion) my family is so wonderful to me.ReplyCancel

  • Carol CarriveauNovember 28, 2010 - 9:54 pm

    As I said in a fairly new reply, I’ve very recently found you via SCS and I’m in great love your website and your incredibly talented work. My favorite part of Thanksgiving is that we were fortunate enough to be able to spend several days in the San Diego area with one of my husband’s brothers and sis-in-law and also was able to speak with my sister and both of her sons who were spending Thanksgiving with my sister/BIL and the families. Family is so very important, especially on Thanksgiving when we have so much to be thankful for…though we should be every day! Hope you and your family could find some joy in the day!ReplyCancel

  • wustazNovember 28, 2010 - 9:57 pm

    we already had Thanksgiving here in Oct but I was thankful to spend it with my family. with all this talk of turkey, I think I have to get one and make it this week thoughReplyCancel

  • BonnieNovember 28, 2010 - 10:04 pm

    Thanksgiving is over with, but there is still lots to be Thankful for each day. I am thankful for me dear husband. He is going through alot right now with radiation treatments and medication which leaves him dizzy and sick to his stomach. He is a real trooper and is still looking to fill my needs. What a guy!ReplyCancel

  • Pat SNovember 28, 2010 - 10:06 pm

    Again, thanks for the chance to win some awesome candy!! You are the best, Becca. So happy to see your designs on a regular basis again. We are here to support you in any way we can, but I know you gain a lot of inspirations just knowing we are here for you!!ReplyCancel

  • Evie ShambleyNovember 28, 2010 - 10:08 pm

    I remember growing up having all the family in for a big meal, not necessarily turkey–but we had plenty of whatever it was. Thanksgiving is a holiday that we celebrate with family. I’m thankful for my husband, siblings, family, church family, job, and most of all for our Lord & Savior that we receive all our blessings.

    I hope you & your family had a good Thanksgiving!ReplyCancel

  • DeepaNovember 28, 2010 - 10:12 pm

    Hi Becca! I hope you were able to sneak in a bit of fun shopping over the weekend :) I am thankful that I have warm clothes to wear (it snowed today!), for having enough food to eat that I needn’t ever go to bed hungry, and for sunny days that cheer me up even when things are rough.ReplyCancel

  • Nola WNovember 28, 2010 - 10:14 pm

    The best part of Thanksgiving is getting together with family.ReplyCancel

  • RufusNovember 28, 2010 - 10:41 pm

    The best part of Thanksgiving, at least this year, was that I’ve still got my Mom. We almost lost her last year and I’m so very, very thankful that she is still with us and doing great! So this year family is even more important than usual.

  • Bert RiveraNovember 28, 2010 - 10:54 pm

    I am so glad that you and your family are doing OK. my favorite part of Thanksgiving is getting together at the dinner table with my loved ones. I feel that I am sharing a part of myself with all the food that I have prepared. Hope you and your family had a great Thanksgiving.ReplyCancel

  • PeggyhNovember 28, 2010 - 11:04 pm

    love your card, and I agree it is just perfect! Love your work, I enjoy visiting your blog daily, I always leave with a smile on my face! hope your family had a Blessed Thanksgiving!ReplyCancel

  • Angie SmithNovember 28, 2010 - 11:05 pm

    The nestabilities are an awesome blog candy for me!!!!! I love Spellbinders and can’t always find them as I wish. So, pick me!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie HammNovember 28, 2010 - 11:23 pm

    I follow your blog everyday. Your creations are a real inspiration to me.
    Thank-you for all your hard work and I will keep following. Happy Holidays. debbieReplyCancel

  • DebraNovember 28, 2010 - 11:30 pm

    What a beautiful card! I’m so grateful for your inspiration!

  • Carolyn McElroyNovember 28, 2010 - 11:54 pm

    Oh, man!!! I forgot to come here on Friday and Saturday!!! Becca, it’s so wonderful how to hear how your children are taking care of you and being there for you! That is what Thanksgiving is all about! Family being there for each other, loving each other and loving God and being grateful for the many blessings that He has bestowed on us. Hugz and love, C:o)ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie WNovember 28, 2010 - 11:58 pm

    I’m thankful that today we were able to watch our 13 mo old grandson for a couple hours. He’s such a happy little guy. He’s just learning to walk and we were able to see him take several steps this evening. He was also generous with hugs & kisses. We also saw our son handle disappointment with maturity this evening. Even when they’re grown up, I wish I could still “kiss it & make it better.”ReplyCancel

  • CarolynNovember 29, 2010 - 12:00 am

    Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. It is a time for our family to be together. We eat too much, laugh a lot, and smile and laugh until my cheeks hurt. I feel blessed to have a family as wonderful as mine.

  • DebraNovember 29, 2010 - 12:23 am

    Don’t know if I’ll get here tomorrow to add another entry but I must say I’m thankful for you. You’re very inspiring and very artistic. I’m glad I found your blog and that I’m able to see your work and I so appreciate it!ReplyCancel

  • MichaelaNovember 29, 2010 - 12:29 am

    Wowzies!!! I love the family to get together and spend some good quality time family time :)
    And also, that Christmas is not too far behind – my favorite time of the year.ReplyCancel

  • sueNovember 29, 2010 - 1:31 am

    I love all the preparations, the build up, I am sad when it’s all over. Hope you are doing ok Becca, I love your blog and it would be such a shame if we were not able to be inspired by you.

  • Angelina WesselsNovember 29, 2010 - 2:12 am

    Hi Becca, hope you and your family are getting through the day ok. My favorite part of Thanksgiving, is just spending time with loved ones, relaxing and enjoying their company. I was fortunate to go up North to visit my sister and her husband and continue with a Thanksgiving tradition by going to a nice hotel with a fabulous feast buffet. Just being with my sister and her friends, enjoying each others company and having a relaxing day was great. I have been able to be a part of this group for the past few years, then suddenly had to move down South, to help my Mom. So, when the opportunity arose, I was glad to go away for a few days and enjoy the cool of the North, I got to see the beautiful Fall colors and also be in the mountains after a winter snow storm. Very beautiful and a fun, relaxing and special trip with my sister! Take care, Peachy WesselsReplyCancel

  • Nancy WNovember 29, 2010 - 2:24 am

    My father passed away this spring so we are still experiencing first year anniversaries of the holidays and other”important” dates. I am truly thankful for family and friends who are “here” for us and help us share memories and to make new ones.ReplyCancel

  • yvonne TuneNovember 29, 2010 - 5:28 am

    Hi Becca
    it’s lovely to see you back on line and posting some lovely creations for us to share, thinking of you all today, God Bless

  • Gay FerlandNovember 29, 2010 - 5:36 am

    Best part of Thanksgiving is giving to others!ReplyCancel

  • Martha HNovember 29, 2010 - 5:56 am

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Jacki TobinNovember 29, 2010 - 5:57 am

    My favourite part of Thanksgiving is when everyone tells what they are thankful for this year. It is always touching, sometimes even surprising!ReplyCancel

  • Glenda BrooksNovember 29, 2010 - 5:59 am

    I am thankful for so many things and this Holiday Season makes me pause and think of everything. I’m thankful for cool days, cozy homes, snowflakes, dear friends and time spent with family! Happy Holidays to you!ReplyCancel

  • Carla Prediger TraselNovember 29, 2010 - 6:40 am

    I’m thankful for the quiet time of reflection of the many blessings we receive every day.
    Happy Holidays!
    And thanks for the chance to win. (maybe this is my turn-lol)ReplyCancel

  • Tanja S.November 29, 2010 - 6:49 am

    I am thankful for a more relaxed life around Christmas (should I say after Christmas). Time not spent doing normal groups and volunteering is spend with my friends. I also love the joy of going to Church on Christmas morning.ReplyCancel

  • SandiNovember 29, 2010 - 7:06 am

    I love Thanksgiving as the first of the holidays!ReplyCancel

  • Bev J.November 29, 2010 - 7:07 am

    Good morning Becca-

    I am thankful that now I am 71 years old I have the time to “go and do as I please”-or pretty well “as I please”. Today we are off to my monthy class (1957) luncheon. It is in a bigger town today, so will get to go to Hobby Lobby and Michaels-another reason to be thankful!!ReplyCancel

  • Dusty GallowayNovember 29, 2010 - 7:20 am

    Hello Becca…
    Just wanted to stop by and let you know that you are still in my prayers…I am amazed by your strength and courage. Your husband had to of been an awesome man! God bless you now and in the coming months!

  • DebraNovember 29, 2010 - 7:27 am

    Something else about Thanksgiving I enjoy is the baking and sitting down to a huge turkey dinner with alll the trimmings.ReplyCancel

  • DebbieNovember 29, 2010 - 7:40 am

    Good morning Becca, Thanksgiving is over, even though we should give thanks everyday, now time to get ready for Christmas. Thanks for sharing all you beautiful creations.ReplyCancel

  • AnneNovember 29, 2010 - 8:11 am

    Hi Becca :o)

    I hope that you and the family had a blessed time together. It’s a shame we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in the UK as we have so much to be thankful for!

    I love the traditions of Christmas and sharing with family. Making the Christmas cakes and puddings is now high on the agenda. We always keep a Christmas pudding for Easter and have a second ‘Christmas’ dinner with turkey and trimmings after Church. Any excuse for my grandfather’s wonderful sausagemeat, herb and onion stuffing. I can visualise him now, breaking an egg onto the top of the mixture he used to prepare on a wooden board. And I can hear my Mum calling to my family to all have a stir of the cakes and puddings. And I can see my grandmother peeling apples for the apple sauce.

    So long ago, but such sweet memories.

    Keeping you in prayer, Becca.

    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Janet L.November 29, 2010 - 8:13 am

    Another great aspect of Thanksgiving is the tantalizing smells coming from the kitchen reminding one of good things to come, just as the entire holiday makes one think of the good things we currently have in life and the good things to come as well.ReplyCancel

  • CheriNovember 29, 2010 - 8:14 am

    OK, last day, & I am soooooo thankful that Hobby Lobby has Spellbinders on sale for 50% off!!!!! OMG, I am out of here!

  • DarleneNovember 29, 2010 - 8:24 am

    Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday as it is all about family togetherness. Nothing else is expected besides good food and a day filled with hugs and kisses. All problems stop for just one day.ReplyCancel

  • Susan BugalskiNovember 29, 2010 - 8:41 am

    Thinking of you and your family.

    Thanks for the opportunity.ReplyCancel

  • mary puskarNovember 29, 2010 - 8:46 am

    This is a wonderful prize Becca. I sure hope I’m the lucky one. My best to you and your family.


  • Bonnie Jean HolitzkiNovember 29, 2010 - 9:29 am

    Hi Becca,
    Well, another holiday is just around the corner, More time for family,
    good food and lots of laughter!!! That will be my medicine for the year.

    Love & Prayers,ReplyCancel

  • AlexandraNovember 29, 2010 - 9:32 am

    Thanks Becca…I love your blog and our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
    I lived in the states for 2 and a half years and have missed thanksgiving and black friday since i moved back to the UK! I loved the family time and the warmth everyone showed us; the community spirit and everyone putting up their holiday lights.

    Thanks so much for the reminder

    Alex xReplyCancel

  • Kyle E.November 29, 2010 - 9:59 am

    My favorite part about Thanksgiving is reflecting on the many ways I have been blessed and being thankful for all of God’s blessings.

    You and your family are still in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving!ReplyCancel

  • Gloria FlowersNovember 29, 2010 - 10:01 am

    Even though Thanksgiving is but one day, I’m thankful everyday for the life that I live thanks entirely to God. And thankful that I have wonderful family and friends that feel the same way. And among the cyber friends I’m thankful for is you and your wonderful talent and inspirations.


  • Phyllis M.November 29, 2010 - 10:06 am

    The hoidays are special for familys to get together and share the love and giving to each other and I am most thankful for my loving caring family. Have a wonderful day.ReplyCancel

  • Deb RobinsonNovember 29, 2010 - 10:20 am

    Even through your pain you remain so generous. Thank you for the offer of Blog Candy. How thankful we are to have you share your God-given gifts with us. Every day I’m able to get out of bed, I’m blessed beyond measure and thankful for the “new mercies” God gives to me.ReplyCancel

  • crystalNovember 29, 2010 - 10:27 am

    Becca, You are such a kind woman to be offering blog candy as you go through such a difficult season in your life. May God continue to strengthen and bless you.ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia MNovember 29, 2010 - 11:14 am

    Becca – our Thanksgiving in Canada was in October – but it always reminds me how very blessed we are to have such a loving and wondrous God. Even if we don’t always understand the circumstances we must bear on the paths that we choose. I love your cards and your inspiration. Know that you are appreciated and well-loved by all of your admirers!
    God Bless,

  • lizNovember 29, 2010 - 11:37 am

    so thankful for having you as a cyber friendReplyCancel

  • Gayle TaylorNovember 29, 2010 - 11:48 am

    I sure hope I am doing this correctly. I am signing in once again in hopes of winning the blog candy you have offered. I don’t see a new card posted for today yet, but I will be checking back before the day is over. I’ve just been reading through your organization systems. I looked through and read about how you keep up with and catalog all of your punches last night. So, I sat up most of the night as I punched and cataloged every one of my punches. I have over 200 punches! I had no idea I had that many. Mine are all organized now so I know exactly what I have now. I’m studying some of your other systems to see if I can get organized there, too. My rubber stamps are out of control so that will probably be next for me. Thanks for another opportunity to try for your blog candy.

    Gayle Taylor
    Abilene, TX

  • Donna G.November 29, 2010 - 11:52 am

    Also thankful for a large area in my home to host Holiday events. The family comes to me!!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara NNovember 29, 2010 - 12:15 pm

    May God give strength and comfort during this time. You are a true inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Donna TNovember 29, 2010 - 12:15 pm

    My heart goes out to you. Thank you for using this medium for your outlet. I have been checking your site daily once I found you. Thank you for being here.ReplyCancel

  • PaullaNovember 29, 2010 - 12:30 pm

    Here is my entry for today! I can’t wait each day to see what new creation you have for us. Thanks for inspiring all of us!


  • Barbara CookeNovember 29, 2010 - 12:31 pm

    I come to your site whenever I want to be awed and inspired. Your blog is my favorite place to rest my eyes!ReplyCancel

  • Mary LouNovember 29, 2010 - 12:46 pm

    My favorite part is visiting with family and friends. I hope your Thankgiving was blessed.

    Mray LouReplyCancel

  • Bonnie GNovember 29, 2010 - 1:57 pm

    Holiday rushing and cooking for Thanksgiving is now behind us but many blessings to be thankful for are to come. I love your work Becca, but I am in awe of your gift of sharing and giving to others while you deal with your own personal trials and difficulties. May God bless you and keep you ever near as you work through the loss of your precious husband. I am glad to have your inspirational work and words on this blog.

  • ColoradoNovember 29, 2010 - 2:15 pm

    Happy Monday! One last thought of what I’m thankful for this year is how God is taking card of my husband and I through this recession. My husband has been out of work for longer than I want to even think, but thanks to the fact that we decided long ago to live a debt free life, we are still doing OK. God is so good!!!ReplyCancel

  • Shirley SmithNovember 29, 2010 - 2:47 pm

    Look every day for you inspiration. So glad to see you back creating.Hope you had a relaxing Thanksgiving.ReplyCancel

  • Jan ButlerNovember 29, 2010 - 3:09 pm

    I hope I’m no too late to enter, but what a great thing this is.ReplyCancel

  • Lillian ChildNovember 29, 2010 - 3:41 pm

    WOW – what a HUGE response you’ve had to this blog candy – and no wonder as it’s such a fabulous and generous prize – thanks for the chance!ReplyCancel

  • MaryKayeNovember 29, 2010 - 3:51 pm

    Love the blog candy. Love the holiday season. Love creative, generous people. Bless you!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy H.November 29, 2010 - 4:11 pm

    You are an inspiration to us all !
    Thanks BeccaReplyCancel

  • conniemelanconNovember 29, 2010 - 4:56 pm

    I missed posting Sunday :( Thankful to be back at work today!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy FrieszNovember 29, 2010 - 5:31 pm

    Your blog is such an inspiration to me … it’s the first blog I check each day, and your cards emcourage me to be more creative. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly MassmanNovember 29, 2010 - 5:55 pm

    Becca. I’ve been busy so haven’t visited in a while! I hope you are doing better in your difficult time! How sweet and typical of you to reach out to one of use with a gift even while you grieve. Thanks… :-)ReplyCancel

  • MargieNovember 29, 2010 - 6:32 pm

    Hi Becca, It’s been about a week since I have even had the opportunity to check in on your blog….tests and trials—and I’m getting stronger every day; your projects help to uplift my spirit. I almost feel kinda bad being number 836–but then I heard somewhere that “the last shall be first and the first – last”, so now I am in first place, which makes me the winner for the candy, right…Anyway Becca, just wanted to say hi and I luv what you do! Thx greatly!ReplyCancel

  • Maria R.November 29, 2010 - 7:45 pm

    Becca, you are so generous to be thinking of your blog readers when so much is on your mind. However, it is times like this that remind us to be thankful for our blessings, no matter what the calendar says.

    I am thankful for so many things, but especially my loved ones.

    Bless you and your family…ReplyCancel

  • Robin (scrappintlc)November 29, 2010 - 9:18 pm

    Thanks are not necessary hon, we love you and support you. {{{HUGS}}} Thank you for the chance to win though.ReplyCancel

  • MaryLouNovember 29, 2010 - 9:33 pm

    I am such a spellbinders addict. I love them more than paper. My Christmas Card this year uses 6 different spellbinders. Got 50 cards to make and I must say it is your fault Becca I can’t help but case your cards. I so love your work.ReplyCancel

  • BonnieNovember 29, 2010 - 10:13 pm

    It is sometimes hard to remember all of the blessings in your life, but so very worth it in the long run.ReplyCancel

  • marv dennisNovember 29, 2010 - 10:15 pm

    Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving. You are so right fall just flew by. Christmas will be here before you know it.ReplyCancel

  • RufusNovember 29, 2010 - 11:20 pm

    I just wanted to thank you for sharing all of your creativity with us, Becca! I hope that your Thanksgiving was filled with friends and family.

  • Cathie - Ontario, CanadaNovember 29, 2010 - 11:42 pm

    Hi Becca,

    Thank-you for all your kind words to all of us as you continue to heal. I am only one of many that admire your strength and courage as you move forward.

    I hope your Thanksgiving weekend was filled with the love of your family and friends. We can find great strength from those that are close to us.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win your newest blog candy contest.

    Blessings to you,


  • BrendaNovember 30, 2010 - 12:01 am

    So sorry for your loss! My favorite part is just to be with family and friends. Food is nice, but family is better.ReplyCancel

  • MaryannNovember 30, 2010 - 1:10 am

    I´m sooo thankful for a lot of things. I have a wonderful and very big family, who all ares about eachother and Ihave lots of friends both here where I live and online, who I love dearly and I have my crafting, which keep me busy so I don´t have too much time to feel sorry for myself, so what more can you ever wish for? And it´s soon christmas, the time of year I just love the most next after summer and warm, so I just feel sooo blessed.ReplyCancel

  • cardchickNovember 30, 2010 - 1:23 am

    it is so wonderful to see your beautiful talent at work again… The Grace of our LORD is surely with you…many blessing to you and your family and God’s strengh to get you through the next journeyReplyCancel

  • Ladybee44December 3, 2010 - 12:32 pm

    it’s enchanting!!! I love itReplyCancel