Sunday, December 23, 2018

Grateful for You ( More Giveaways!)

Dear friends!
As Christmas is near and 2018 is coming to an end, I want to take this chance to thank you.
I am grateful that you check out my incessant blog posts and sale promotions.
If I have inspired or enabled you, I am thrilled.
If my posts make you smile, I am happy.
If my posts make a small difference in your daily life, I am honored.


I would not be here without your faithful support and positive feedback.
Today's card conveys this sentiment exactly.

 This card is a mesh-up with all my leftovers in the last few months.
grateful for you

I had stamped the Botanical YOU a long while ago along with the Rustic Linen.
Lucky for me ... The Butterfly Acetate Die Cut (embellishment) matched the stamping really nicely!


Not sure if you noticed, but I also did use Cozy Flannel Cover Die.
It seemed wasteful to use the entire cover die like this. So, I actually cut out a small piece in the middle of the Flannel Cover Die and will use it for other time.
 No one will notice! Shhhh.....

As always, I will announce the two Altenew Monthly winner of $15 Gift Certificate on the last day of the month. To jazz up the excitement of my monthly giveaway, I am adding a $15 Gift Card as well. THREE lucky WINNERS will be announced on Dec. 31st! 
Please leave me a comment for an extra chance to win!

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use code MBX648
Thank you for stopping by!


pcm said...

this is beautiful! merry christmas!

conil said...

Sounds to me like Virginia is the Santa Claus. Lovely card and sweet sentiments.I'm sure every follower appreciates your posts, sales promotions and talent as much as I do. Hope your holiday is stellar. Merry Christmas.

Lucy E. said...

Your blog posts are
inspiring and easy to follow.
I love this floral card! That
cozy flannel die looks so
Fun to use and I’d love
to have one! Thanks
for all of your crafty
Inspirational posts!

Vikki H said...

It's always a delight to see how your creative mind works, Virginia! I loved your saving the middle of the Cozy Flannel panel for another project. Merry Christmas!

Harriet said...

Virginia, your post is a high light of my day. For a long time you have inspired me to try more techniques and purchase items too! Mostly, it has been such fun for me to challenge myself and to attempt to 'copy' a card you've created using whatever I have. I thank you for allowing me to follow your journey whether its an artistic one or a travel one....I have enjoyed all your posts!

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty card! I love the Cozy Flannel Cover Die, and I would have done the same thing with it... !
I always look forward to your posts and seeing your beautiful creations!

Maria Giselle B. said...

Happy Holidays! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us.-Maria Giselle B. (

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I LOVE ALL of the SWEETNESS here!!!!

Dana M said...

Beautiful card! Lovely layers, textures and colors.

colleen said...


cghundley said...

Lovely card and
I enjoy visiting
your blog and
seeing your creations.
Carla from Utah

Teresa Doyle said...

This is so beautiful Virginia and YES, you have inspired me tremendously throughout the year and I am thankful for all that you share. You are a wonderful teacher.
Merry Christmas to you and your family from Nova Scotia!

MadeByMeghanK said...

You are TOO CUTE! I love the "ENABLE" crossed out! Yes you do just that! Thank you for your BEAUTIFUL CREATIONS! and inspiration and ENABLING!
This is a BEAUTIFUL card! I love the colors!
Thank you for the Giveaway and being SANTA! you are too sweet! said...

This is a lovely post and I do look forward to your almost
daily missives! You are creative and inspiring!
Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Tracey Magner said...

Hi Virginia, Just wanted to hop on to tell you Merry Christmas and have a Happy and Healthy New Year to you and your Beautiful Family!!!! I haven't been around much in the last 6 months, health issues, so here is hoping for a better 2019. Big Hugs, Tracey xo

Andrea Hastilow said...

Thank you for sharing a fabulous card so close to xmas, you must be so busy. Hey why cross out enable ? You enable lots of us out here & you defiantly inspire me. Have a wonderful Christmas & enjoy every minute x

Linda BL said...

We are grateful for You! You inspire all the people who follow your blog and give us your inspiration.
I have learned so many things from reading your blog and your delightful pictures. You have also included us on some pretty awesome trips. The card you have shared today is beautiful and the introduction so sweet.
Have a wonderful holiday with your family. Merry Christmas from our house to yours.

Patt H. said...

Merry Christmas to you & yours, Virginia! Thank you for all the inspiration this year &, yes, I have succumbed to temptation & bought a few new goodies after seeing one of your gorgeous creations. :) Your card today is wonderful & so nice that you turned extra parts & pieces into this beautiful card. I love it!!

mindy1414 said...

What a beautiful card and very cool that you made it from leftover pieces from other projects. I love the tip about saving the middle of the cover die, I had never thought of that lol. You inspire me in some way with every post you make so I am grateful for you too! Thanks for all the inspiration, fun, and generosity with giveaways and your time. Merry Christmas to you and yours. (

Sue D said...

Lovely card and Merry Christmas!

Chandhini said...

Such a pretty card, love the soft colors and butterfly die cuts.

Subhashini said...

Virginia is the Santa here...
Lovely card with the butterfly acetate made for the card!!

Yasmine Omar said...

Thank you Virginia for your creative ideas and for your inspiration. Your cards are so elegant and beautiful.