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Saying Thanks with Blog Candy

November 26th, 2009 · 24 Comments

I’d like to wish those of you in the United States (and all Americans abroad) a very Happy Thanksgiving! And I’d like to thank all of you for visiting my blog, even though I haven’t been posting much lately. After stepping down as a SU demonstrator, I haven’t much felt like stamping. If you’d like to win the blog candy below, please leave me a little note, perhaps with a suggestion on how to get my stamping gusto back. I’ll pick a random winner on Monday, November 30!

Blog Candy

Blog Candy:
Holiday Hospitality stamp set (Gina K. Designs)
– Gold paper cords (Mizuhiki)
– Patterns Pack 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (Stampin’ Up!)
– Stamping Sponge (Stampin’ Up!)
– Chocolate Chip felt ribbon (Stampin’ Up!)

Thanks for stopping by!

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24 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Carol P // Nov 26, 2009 at 8:39 am

    Come back to Stampin’ Up. Lots of new and exciting things coming. I always enjoyed seeing your projects using Stampin’ Up.

  • 2 Laura T // Nov 26, 2009 at 9:12 am

    To get your mojo back, do something for charity. I helped an online friend with her scrapbook she makes for an auction for Special Olympics. It was different, and knowing that it would bless Stacy’s family and others really helped me get the mojo going again. Sorry you had to make the difficult choice of dropping SU, and I hope it works out for you.

  • 3 Karin // Nov 26, 2009 at 10:18 am

    I enjoy each and every post you do and hope you get your MOJO going ….. SU Demo or not – I will continue to enjoy your creations!

  • 4 Kathi Crouse // Nov 26, 2009 at 10:18 am

    Vera, I didn’t know you had stepped down as an SU demonstrator, I’m sure it was a heartwrenching decision for you. I’ve always loved all your creations and always enjoyed seeing you at our SBS’s. One way to get your mojo back would be to check out the SCS RAK Requests thread. Someone is always asking for cards for a family member, friend or neighbor who might be having a rough time with illness or other life changing situations. It always makes me feel good to send a complete stranger a card to help cheer them up and let them know I am thinking of them. Hope to see you at the next SBS in January! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and Christmas!

  • 5 Kay Kalthoff // Nov 26, 2009 at 10:21 am

    WHAT??? I was totally planning on hanging out with you a LOT more next convention!! We had only just gotten started last year! VERA, we are soooooo gonna miss you in the SU demo world! I’m sure you have a very good reason. Now I feel all in a funk, too.
    My secret though to getting back to stampin’ when I don’t really feel like it is some really good chocolate (I know you have some!) and the latest issue of Country Living Magazine. The pictures in that magazine always seem to inspire me.
    Stamping HUGS!

  • 6 Joyce Spear // Nov 26, 2009 at 10:25 am

    I just stumbled on the Diva Coffee Break Designs challenge blog last night… my mojo’s been running low, but I found the challence sort of woke me up. I know there’s lots of challenges out there, so maybe giving one or more of them a shot might get you re-interested.

  • 7 Connie // Nov 26, 2009 at 10:52 am

    All the ideas posted are great, so I’ll just add my comment that I’ve so enjoyed your blog and hope you continue. You have such unique ideas and we all love to case them!

  • 8 Pat (mspfd) // Nov 26, 2009 at 11:53 am

    Happy Thanksgiving! Start playing the challenges on SCS! Also, I just purchased some new fun toys that helped me get out of my slump — wanna play?

  • 9 jmniffer // Nov 26, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    When I am in a stamping slump I tend to find an easy 3D treat item on-line; make up a dozen or so and hand out to store clerks, the postman…whoever looks like they could use a lift. Seeing their smiles always gives me the boost I need to keep on crafting. Thanks for sharing.

  • 10 Sandy // Nov 26, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    SU! is loosing a good demo~yet I’m sure this decision was not an easy one for you. My idea to help get your mojo back is to go here: Here is were you can make cards to be sent to troops. They in turn use them to send home to loved ones to celebrate holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, and so on. You make the cards, leave them blank and our service men and women use them. What a wonderful use of the beautiful cards we make.

    I hope this helps with your mojo!


  • 11 Pam // Nov 26, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    When I need a boost to get my motivation for stamping back I make a stamping date with some friends. There is nothing like getting together with others that share your love of stamping to motivate you. Ask each person to come with one project or new idea to try. The other thing I do is visit some of my favorite blogs (like yours) to get new ideas and inspiration. Happy stamping!

  • 12 Susan // Nov 27, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    Just get all that stampin’ stuff out and turn the Christmas music up and you will be stamping away before you know it. Just make sure you don’t hae any turkey gravy on your hands before you start!!

    Happy Thanksgiving

  • 13 Claudia F. // Nov 27, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    You have such a great blog ! How about surfing some rubber stamping videos over on that works for me.

  • 14 Maggie // Nov 27, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    Sorry to hear you’ve lost that stampin’ feelin’…..I recently dropped as a demo too and found that it actually helped out my mojo…hopefully the Christmas holidays and all of the crafty goodness that goes along with them will give your mojo a jumpstart!

  • 15 Lori M. // Nov 28, 2009 at 1:24 am

    When I get in a slump I sit at the computer for hour(s) and surf the blogs for cards, etc. that spark my interest. I’ll CASE a few and then start off on my own creations. Just need a jump start every now and then. Good luck….hope the MOJO comes back soon!

  • 16 Kristin Moore // Nov 28, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    Hi Vera! Sorry to hear you are feeling in a stamping rut! You’ll pull out of it- I’m sure. Sometimes just walking away from your stamps until you hear them calling for you to come back will work! Maybe take a small number of things to a different space from where you normally work and make something very simple just with those items. I don’t know if that will work. Maybe go on a walk! LOL- sometimes that’s what I have to do… or start the laundry then suddenly I NEED to stamp. Hugs!

  • 17 Colleen Kwan // Nov 28, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    Hi Vera! I am so sorry that you are feeling the way that you are. Maybe to help you get your MOJO back you can visit some blogs and/or take some stamping classes. I hope that these ideas will help along with all the other ideas that will be shared with you.
    Thanks for a chance to win some candy.
    Colleen K.

  • 18 Katherine Lee // Nov 28, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    I’m sorry that you are in a funk, when that happens to me I just do a little blog hopping and get inspiration from others and start back slowly. Thanks for the chance to win the blog candy!

  • 19 Linda // Nov 29, 2009 at 10:01 am

    just finished looking at your blog and you are so talented! I too just recently dropped SU after 6 years! it was tough, but have moved on to other stamps! and I have sooooo many SU sets, I will be stampin with them for years!…..when I lose my mojo, I go to the blogs and surf and read! check out some challenges! and it will come back!!!! now you are free to incorporate your SU with anything else you want…can’t wait to see what you will be doing!!!

  • 20 Missy K. // Nov 29, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    I’m sorry you have no stamping gusto You are where I go to get inspiration. If going to the shoebox swap didn’t get you going I’m not sure what will. It might help to surf splitcoast.

  • 21 Julie M // Nov 29, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    Happy Holidays. I’m hoping to motivate myself by doing things now so that I can enjoy the family as the holidays get closer. Keep your motivation up now so that you can also enjoy some family time.

  • 22 Faye // Nov 30, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    I am so sorry that you left SU. You had your reasons & it was only a decision you could make. I still enjoy your blog…your ideas keep me motivated. With everything that we do as women, the holidays can be long. Take good care of yourself (first) & find alone time to “play”.

  • 23 Jan Butler // Nov 30, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    How sad to learn of your news! It’s like a separation, but deep inside you still have the need to create and express yourself. Give yourself permission to feel whatever you need to feel and then make something to show us those sentiments.

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