Seasons Givings Blog Hop


Hello Fellow Papercrafter! Did the amazing Jenn Shurkus send you here for Seasons Givings? I’m so glad you stopped by!

If we’ve not met before, my name is Lori Craig. I am a lover of paper and ink. Wave your hand if you are with me!  Day-in, day-out since 2007, I have coordinate the advertising at, and for the last six years, I have also maintained a teaching schedule around the country discussing color, Copic Markers, shadows and shading. I love meeting people who are just as crazy about paper as I am, working with my Splitcoast and Copic teams, and I feel very blessed to work with such wonderful people.


I did make a quick card this morning for friend. I’m so sad that I needed a sympathy card during the holidays, but grief knows no season. I’m happy to share this Hero Arts card with you. The stamp and die set, “Prayers” were a Stamptember exclusive from Simon Says Stamp.


Our thoughts and prayers are with you…

SeasonsGivings2015So, as you’ve hopped along, you’ve noticed we all have giveaways to celebrate the season, and I apologize this was hard to photograph.  This year, I’m passing along two adorable sets from Sizzix – a cute all-season tree and birdie set and a cake celebration set, both include stamps and dies! So fun! I’m also including some of my favorite XPress It adhesive, a fun portfolio that you can store favorite cards or sketches in and some bling…

We’re happy to be celebrating a new year in our home tonight. We had a family meeting last night to discuss the lessons we’ve learned this year, our greatest jobs and what we are looking forward to in 2016! It was such a gratifying experience. I have teenagers, but I think families of all ages benefit from open sharing! Try it anytime in the next few days!

To be entered to win my giveaway, leave me a comment and let me know what one thing you are most grateful for in 2015!  I’m headed to Craft Hobby Association Trade Show to teach and visit with clients/industry friends in a few days, so I’ll draw a winner and post from California on Thursday, January 7th!

Thank you for visiting my blog! I hope you have a wonderful, beautiful new year! If you are hopping in order, I’ll send you on to the lovely and talented Amy TsurutaIf you are out of order (how I live my life! lol), the full hop list is below! Happy 2016!

Lawn Fawn
Scrapbook Cards & Today Magazine
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Reverse Confetti
Technique Tuesday
CAS-ual Friday Stamps
Verve Stamps
Donna Salazar
Richard Garay
Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
Inchie Arts
Avocado Arts
OHscrap (Bossy Joscie)
Rubbermoon Stamps
Latina Crafter
A Jillian Vance Design
Your Everyday Stamps
Latisha Yoast
AJ Otto
Kimberly Crawford
Julia Stainton
Laurie Willison
Teri Anderson
Jennifer Gallacher
Vera Yates
Wanda Guess
Nichol Magouirk
Kelly Klapstein
Anabelle O’Malley
Kim Watson
Chari Moss
Laura Bassen
Lydia Fiedler
Lisa Adametz
Alice Wertz
Daniela Dobson
Jenn Shurkus
Lori Craig ME!
Amy Tsuruta
Lisa Henke
Margie Higuchi
Lee Murphy
Lori Tecler
Dina Kowal
Loretta Lock
Darsie Bruno
Marcie Sharp
Veronica Zalis
Barbara Anders
Maria Levine
Dana Joy
Melody Rupple
Keri Sereika
Asia King
Jennifer Ingle
Yvonne Van de Grijp
Beth Pingry
Erica Houghton
Mary-Ann Maldonado
Piali Biswas
Ashley Newell
Nicole Maki
Julee Tilman
Leigh Penner
Christina Griffiths
Lindsay Amrhein
Laura Williams
Debbie Seyer
Christine Emberson
Kerry Urbatch
Linda Lucas
Tosha Leyendekker
Giovana Smith
Bunny Vance
Stacey Schafer
Lee Ann Barrett
Ruby Naz
Julie Dinn
Jill Hawkins
Christiana Reulling
Jodi Collins
Gracie Chavez
Michelle Woerner
Tania Willis
Karisse Schilling
Lori McAree
Ashley Harris
Emily Leiphart
Heidi Blankenship
Coralynn Murray
Tenia Nelson
Pretty Philosophie
Jillian Vance
Misti Oblander
Ceal Pritchett

220 responses to “Seasons Givings Blog Hop

  1. I am most grateful for my family and good health. This is a great blog hop! HAPPY NEWS YEAR!! Thanks

  2. I took your Copic class in Houston and am so grateful I learned so much! I just placed another order for more Copic markers!

  3. Sweet card…Happy New Year.

  4. What a lovely sympathy card. I am so sure it will be appreciated. As I reflect on the past year, I am so thankful I made the 850 mile move to Houston TX. I really miss so many friends but find it so rewarding to be living just 7 miles from my daughter and her family. I just love my 7 yr old grandson and the little adventures we have.

  5. So love your card- I needed to make one of those yesterday too…Not fun at any time of the year! I’m so grateful for my health, my job and a home over my head this year…

  6. Beautiful Sympathy card! I am grateful for time with family in 2015 and hope for even more in 2016.

  7. Happy New Year. I most thankful for my family and friends. Thanks for the chance to win.

  8. I am grateful for my haealth. so important.

  9. I’m most grateful for my family’s health and my kids’ success at school.

  10. Happy New Year! Thank you for the chance to win! What I’m grateful for in 2015? My health and my family! My family gives me joy everyday and I hope my health gives the chance to make dreams come true!

  11. Beautiful card!
    I’m grateful to still have my job … it was seriously in doubt there for a couple of months due to funding cuts.

  12. Beautiful Card! Thank you for the opportunity to win the prize giveaway – its awesome! I am most grateful for my family – I love them, they are awesome!!

  13. What a lovely card! I’m thankful for my salvation and for that of my family. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  14. So grateful for my family! Happy New Year!

  15. What an awesome blog hop! Thanks for the chance to win!

  16. I’m most grateful for my family, they keep me on my toes full of fun, laughter and lots of entertainment.

  17. Happy New Year, Lori! Best wishes for a crafty and fun 2016! 2015 found me grateful for a compassionate and dedicated doctor after years of fruitless struggles.

  18. great card!

  19. I am very thankful to my family, they always give me joy and full-time help to create my projects!
    Your giveaway is just Fabulous because it is correlated with dies too:) which can be very helpful for any crafter like me;) hehe! Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    I want to follow you but your email button is not working!

  20. I’m grateful for my family they are amazing thank you for the chance to win I’m bloglovin yah

  21. Happy New Year! Blessings to you and yours in 2016!
    I am grateful for family and the Lord in my life.

  22. What a wonderful way to start the New Year. Many thanks for the chance to win some crafting goodies. I am most grateful for my wonderful loving husband who has helped and supported me this year as I have become increasingly disabled. Carol

  23. Grateful? To have another day on this beautiful earth to live, love, and laugh. Goals for 2016: Work on CAS style, experiment with media, have more fun!
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  24. Awesome prize giveaway! Thanks so much for the chance to win! Happy new year… God bless!

  25. Most grateful for my new family, including 3 new loving grandchildren, via the marriage of my daughter in 2015!

  26. Beautiful card, thank you for sharing. I’m grateful for the amazing artists who so freely share their works for the rest of us to be inspired.

  27. I am so grateful for my family! Loved your copics class in Houston this year. I got my start with your class and I am hooked!

  28. Love your beautiful card…sounds like you have the perfect jobs!
    Grateful for my family…always.

  29. I am grateful for my brand new baby neice 😀

  30. I am grateful for my awesome family! Thanks for the chance to win this amazing prize pack! Happy New Year to you and your family!

  31. Okay couldn’t figure out how to do the link thing. Always grateful for my family and our health.

  32. I am grateful for a God who is always with me, through thick and thin.

  33. Liliana Gonzalez

    Beautiful card! One of my favorite SSS. Thanks for the chance to win.

  34. Happy New Year! Your projects are so pretty!! I’m most thankful for getting my daughter off to college — and that’s she’s doing great!!!
    Thanks so much for being part of this amazing blog hop and a chance to win some wonderful goodies!!

  35. The one thing that I am grateful for is knowing so many people care about me. It was proven when my husband got laid off permanently right before Christmas.

  36. Thanks for the chance to win some lovely crafty goodies.
    I am most thankful for loving family and friends : )

  37. Such lovely projects!
    I am so grateful for having my family with me for the holidays.

  38. Hello! Well thing I am greatful for in 2015, Is finally getting back to my life…several years back had a breakup and had to move me and my kids.. downsize and lose alot of things… However I have gone through this journey, grown and learned…found love again and have my urge to create and blog and teach again….So long story short.. Im Grateful for the Journey! Happy New Year!

  39. Christine Miller

    I am thankful for my family. God has seen us through some tough times in 2015.

  40. I am so grateful for God’s grace and mercy as my disease progresses and He is all I need.

  41. I am grateful for the creativity and kindness of others. There are so many good people in the world who bless my life.

  42. *Waving madly* Let’s hear it for paper and ink! Yeah!

    I’m so sorry you needed a sympathy card too, sending hugs! With all the struggles, I am still so thankful for the health that I DO have and that I can enjoy the crafty side of life! Wishing you a fabulous and Happy, Happy 2016!

  43. Happy new year! I’m m0st grateful for my family. Good luck with everything at CHA! Thanks for the crafty goodies, they look great. Best wishes on 2016 for you and yours.

  44. Mary Holshouser

    I am happy that I turned 75 last august and I’m still hale and hearty.
    My goal is to stay that way for another year.
    Glad to hear that your family is also very close.
    thanks for sharing
    Happy New Year

  45. Grateful for my family

  46. Fantastic giveaway – thanks! As an adjunct professor, I’m grateful that I was offered so many classes that I had to say no to some. Happy New Year!

  47. I am most grateful for my daughter’s well-being. Happy New Year!

  48. Happy New Year! Fabulous giveaway, thanks!
    I am so grateful for my husband, this and every year!!
    Carol B

  49. So many people in my family had health issues in 2015 – -it was a very difficult year! So I am most grateful, at the end of 2015, that everyone is now happy and healthy and ready for 2016!

  50. Grateful for everything. Fantastic hop and prizes. Thank you.

  51. I am grateful for the new people in my life.
    Happy New Year!

  52. I am grateful for our new grandson this year!

  53. all the best in CHA, went a couple of years ago.
    might go next time to the new locations.
    [email protected]

  54. I am most grateful for my husband… he is God’s greatest gift to me! 🙂

    Thanks for the chance to win! Happy New Year!

  55. Love your card. Beautiful. thank you for the chance to win.

  56. I am grateful for my husband and two sons.

  57. Sabrina Radican

    Happy New Year! I am grateful my grandson Wyatt!

  58. Hi Lori, loved that you had a family meeting to discuss the last year. Many changes for your family last year, wonderful idea. I am most grateful that I have semi-retired. Only working 2 days a week now. Loving the freedom. Happy New Year.

  59. I’ve lost my Mom and Dad and family members keep moving away so I am very thankful for those that are still here. Thanks for the chance to win your wonderful prizes.

  60. Teresa Godines #6857

    Lovely card. I am grateful that we are all in good health and have jobs. Hopefully all the dramatic changes in our companies are done and we can continue to move forward in 2016
    Happy New Year

  61. Thanks for the giveaway. I am grateful for my family and my friends.

  62. i’m grateful for all the love and support i’ve received from family and friends as i opened my etsy shop!! 🙂

  63. 2015 brought my family together more than once. It tough when we don’t all live nearby so the times spent while all my kids and their family are here are truly treasured. Happy 2016!!!

  64. Melody Holcomb-Hockin

    I love my dogs. I love and am grateful for my family. And also all the world and the chance to grow in all things.

  65. I’m grateful for a loving husband and healthy daughter! Happy New Year to you – enjoy CHA – I hope to get there someday 🙂

  66. I’m thankful for the new church we are attending and the new friends we have already made the past few months.

  67. What a lovely card you shared, Lori. I am blessed with the love of family and friends for which I am very thankful. Thank you for the chance to win your give-a-way. Blessings to you and your family for 2016.

  68. Such a great card. Nice to have some prayer, get well and sympathy ones on hand …

  69. I am sad that you needed a sympathy card at all but during the holidays is the worst time. Your card is beautiful though and I am sure they will appreciate your thoughtfulness.

  70. I’m most thankful that my daughter had very safe travel in her move to Florida. Not happy that it’s so far away from me in Nevada but a girls gotta go where a girls gotta go! Happy New Year!

  71. I’m most grateful that my in laws moved to my city! Yeah! I love crafting with my mother in law!

  72. Beautiful card! Love the simple layout and design. It sounds a little corny, but I’m thankful for my three girls. We had two little boys live with us for 10 weeks at the end of the year and it really made me appreciate who my little girls are growing up to be. Thanks for the chance to win.

  73. Chris R. from Iowa

    Pretty card. That reminds me I need to make a sympathy card for tomorrow. One of my husband’s childhood friends died of cancer this week. He was the best man at our wedding too.

    My job has been cut big time in hours but my husband still has his job and we have a house etc so we are not out in the cold for which I am truly grateful. Something will pop up for me hopefully in the near future.

  74. My whole family is healthy

  75. great card! thank you for the chance to win.

  76. What a pretty sympathy card. I think sympathy cards are hard to make.
    I am thankful for my health.

    [email protected]

  77. Danielle Wiegert

    Happy New Year! Thank you for this wonderful blog hop! So much fun and so many amazing prizes and inspiration. I’m grateful for my husband!!

  78. What a lovely sympathy card! Thanks for the sweet prize, too! I am thankful for my loving family!

  79. Such pretty cards – have fun at CHA.

  80. Sad to hear you had to make a sympathy card but your right about not being confined to as season. I am most grateful for our chance to make a long awaited trip to India.Happy New Year!

  81. thankful for my friends and my health. what a generous giveaway. thanks for participating . happy new year.

  82. I am thankful for my family and the closeness we share. Thank you for the giveaway. Happy New Year.

  83. I am very grateful for prayer as I know God hears and answers. I wish to spend more time in this in 2016

  84. Enjoying this awesome hop! So many fun blogs to visit! Happy New Year to everybody!
    Thankful for good health, and looking forward to a good year in 2016!

  85. I am grateful for health, hope, and happiness. God is good! Happy New Year!

  86. I am so grateful for better health and finances!

  87. Hello, Lori!!! What a beautiful card! I love the pink and happy striped paper for a sympathy card. So uplifting! I am most grateful for two happy and healthy teenagers! In such a crazy world it’s a beautiful thing to have such nice teens! I am also very blessed to have such a great husband that shows me so much kindness on especially bad days! I am also grateful that I have had the chance to work with you just a little bit! Hugs and Happy New Year!

  88. I am most grateful for the kindness of family, friends and even strangers. Wishing you an amazing time at the CHA trade show! Thanks for the opportunity to win such a great prize.

  89. I’m so grateful for my baby princess, she brings me to much joy!

  90. I am most grateful for my closest family – my hubby, sweet kids, my mom and brother. I thank god everyday for blessing me them.

  91. Happy 2016 and thanks for the chance to win! I am most grateful for my family.

  92. Beautiful giveaway,thanks for the chance,love to win it.
    I am most grateful for my family and that my olderst granddaughter is baptist .
    I thank God for all the blessings.

  93. Happy New Year 2016!! I’m most grateful I’m healed of a medical condition after 11 years.

  94. Thanks for sharing your wonderful creation!. I love the card and the embellishments! great technique! Would love to win! I most grateful about staying healthy in 2015!

  95. Fantastic project! Great inspiration! would love to share that my most grateful moment is when a little baby born and give us a new family feeling !Thanks for sharing and the chance!

  96. Wow, what a lovely card! I love how you arrange the embellishments.
    Cute image, on the card, great inspiration. Just love it. I grateful of everything that i received in 2015. Happy New Year!

  97. I’m most grateful that i have an amazing friend who help me when i’m need their help the most!

  98. Happy 2016! Have a fabulous time at the show! I am grateful for work affording me to keep my hobby going and family for giving the strength I needed some days to continue.

  99. I am grateful for my family’s continued health in 2015. No major issues and I hope that continues in 2016! Thank you for the chance to win! Happy New Year!

  100. A beautiful card but sad occasion (especially during the holidays!) I am most thankful that my family was all in good health in 2015 and I pray we are so lucky in 2016.
    All the best at CHA and thanks for the chance to win your generous gift!

  101. This blog hop is fantastic. I feel like I’ve made so many new friends. And the talent of you all is incredible. Thanks for the chance to win such fabulous gifts.

  102. happy new year! I am most grateful for my family for their continued love and support!

  103. I am thankful my dad survived his open heart surgery in 2015 & for my children. Happy 2016

  104. Happy new year! Thanks for the chance to win 🙂
    I’m thankful for the birth of my little nephew last year

  105. I am most grateful for my family as always….. Thanks so much for being a part of this hop! Happy new year!

  106. My families love and support…thank you for the chance…Happy New Year…xx

  107. That’s an easy one! I’m grateful for my grandchildren, my husband, and my health!

  108. I am grateful for having a baby on it’s way! 🙂 as well as having the most amazing husband in the world! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  109. Happy New Year and what I am so greatefull for is my loving husband for all his support and unfailing love with our family.

  110. Grateful for my family – my husband i choose and my mom you choose me!

  111. Throw my name in the hat please
    Thanks for the chance to win
    Happy New Year!

  112. I’m grateful for my family and how we support each other. Thank you for his amazing chance.

  113. Carol Froehlich

    It just touched my heart to hear that you had a family meeting to discuss the lessons you all learned in 2016. Great idea!

    Sorry you had to make a sympathy card already this year. That is sad.
    It is a beautiful card and I am sure they appreciated that you took the time to make it for them.

    Happy New Year and much success to you and yours in 2016.
    Have fun at CHA!

  114. I am most grateful for all the tie I have been able to spend with my 3 year old granddaughter in 2015 and it looks like I will be spending even MORE time with her in 2016! BONUS!!! Happy New Year!

  115. I am grateful for family! We had a death in the family this past August and it makes you cherish every moment you have with your family. Thanks for sharing and for all your inspiration this past year. Wishing you a very happy and blessed 2016!

  116. I am grateful for the love and support of my husband and two great daughters!

  117. I am so grateful for the love of my family and good health! Thanks for a chance to win such yummy goodies!

  118. Happy New Year!!
    Such a sweet and pretty card!!
    And I’m always grateful for my family!

  119. I’m grateful for my husbands health and blessed to be able to pursue my modest crafting hobby. HNY & thanks for such a nice giveaway!

  120. What I am grateful for is the time that I spent with my aunty when I went to India because a month after I came back, she died of respiratory complications. Every moment I spent with her feels very precious to me.
    Thank you for this amazing blog hop.

  121. Elizabeth Simpson

    I’m grateful that my daughter married a wonderful man this year, he is an amazing son in law. Happy New year! Nice prize offer thanks for the chance to win.

  122. Thanks for giving us such inspiration and a chance to win some goodies.

  123. I am most grateful for a prolonged recovery from surgery in March. Not that it was prolonged, but that it is finally finished! And that I got into paper-crafting!!! And that my grandkids are not upset that the room I was trying to turn into kidspace got turned into my craft room. (They are really great kids with very generous hearts, and the 5 year old loves making cards !)

  124. Hi, I’m so glad you were on the HOP… so I got to see your work/blog. There are so many talented people on this one! WOW. Last year I was most grateful for my daughter in law’s health and my grand-daughter, too. My grand-daughter turned one year old and it was a huge celebration. My daugher in law, her mother, has cystis fibrosis and we worry about her all the time. She had a good year and the baby has made her (and the whole family) SO SO HAPPY! Have fun at CHA. I actually am new to this craft, and never heard of CHA before 2015! Crazy, right? Thanks for the chance to win “goodies.”

  125. I just became a grandmother for the first time the day after Christmas so the thing I am most grateful for in 2015 is the safe delivery of my grandson and his health! My daughter looks and feels great and for that I am also grateful! We are so blessed. Happy New Year!

  126. Thanks for being part of this fun blog hop and for your prize package!
    Best wishes for a very blessed 2016!
    It’s impossible to pin down what I’m most grateful for in 2015. My oldest son graduated from high school, and friends and family came to celebrate with us. My 14-year-old son was confirmed in our church, and friends and family came to celebrate with us. We moved into a new house my husband built for us, and friends and family came to celebrate with us! You get the picture. Friends and family are such blessings, and the Lord has been especially generous with us in that regard!

  127. Linnea Sundstrom

    seriously grateful for my dear friends wh0’ve kept me going this year

  128. What a great way to start the year! I love this blog hop 🙂

    Thanks for offering this prize package! The Sizzix sets look adorable.

    Some members of my family did not do very well health-wise in 2015, so I am grateful for being healthy. All the best in 2016!

  129. Tough to pick a single thing to be grateful for, I think. Grateful perhaps that the cumulative joys of 2015 outweighed the tragedies, for hope for tomorrow, and for my family as always.

  130. I am grateful for so many things, but most of all I am grateful that my husband is doing so much better healthwise! Happy New Year!

  131. I’m very grateful for my wonderful husband and two beautiful girls! There are so many other things too! Good is good! Happy New Year and happy paper crafting 2016.

  132. I’m grateful my hubby is feeling lots better after suffering anxiety episodes for over a year. Thanks for helping in the hop. Happy New Year.

  133. Great prize package….thanks for the chance to win. Have a wonderful new year! I am most grateful for all the new friends who warmly accepted us after moving to our new home in Delaware.

  134. Lovely card, thanks for the chance to win.

  135. I’m grateful for Jesus in my life first and foremost. And my family is second! Thank you!

  136. Most grateful for a loving God that gives me way more every day than I deserve.
    Over Blessed!

  137. I’m grateful for my family and our health.

  138. Your work is amazing! I wish I had your coloring skills! I am most grateful that my oldest son is now married and the judge just approved the adoption of his wife’s little girl, so he is now officially her daddy and I am officially her Grandma! Happy 2016!

  139. My very favorite memory from 2015 is that my daughter and son-in-law decided to grow their family through foster parenting with the hope to adopt. I was very lucky to be a foster-grandma to a set of two year old twins and their three year old sibling! The four months they were a part of our family were the most fun of the whole year! We look forward to more placements in the coming year…

  140. Happy New Year! It is a difficult time of year to have to create a card to convey your sympathy to a person who has lost a loved one but your design is so sweet and tender. I am sure it helped them to know you care.
    One of my favourite things about 2015 was having a chance to make some new friends through scrapping. Its not often you meet someone and connect with them so you feel like you have known them forever.
    Thank you for sharing and all the best in 2016! 🙂

  141. Happy New year and blessings in 2016! Beautiful, beautiful card!

  142. Happy New Year and thanks for the chance to win. I am thankful for my health, I had some small health issues that were easily taken care of. I am fortunate to have health insurance and rainy day fund money that was able to pay the bills.
    I am blessed.

  143. Happy New Year! I am most thankful for the love and support from my friends and family 🙂

  144. Your card is just beautiful, thank you for sharing!

  145. Thankful for a happy, healthy family that has a strong faith .

  146. Rebecca Yahrling

    I am grateful for my awesome family. I feel so blessed to have them. Thank you for your generosity – Happy New Year!

  147. Lovely card. I have to make some sympathy cards too.
    I am grateful for a new larger craft room.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  148. I am grateful for family and friends and all the amazing creative talent that that is shared in cyber space!

  149. Awesome card! I love that prayers die, think I’m gonna have to add that to my wish list. I’m so thankful for my family & friends. We are really blessed!

  150. I had the opportunity of taking care of my elderly mother in my home before she passed away in July 2015. She was a joy to care for and it enriched my life in ways I can’t describe. So I will not soon forget 2015.

  151. Having a great time hopping along.
    My most cherished thing is my family. Since losing my dad this year I’ve truly come to appreciate how much I love and appreciate them.
    Wishing you a happy new year!

  152. I am thankful to
    still have my 15
    year old Yorkie,
    Shad, with me still.
    He is mostly blind
    and doesn’t get
    around good, but
    still loves to be with
    me wherever I am.
    Carla from Utah

  153. Roseanna Crawford

    I am most grateful for my sister, we talk almost everyday and support each other through everything.

  154. My son moved home after a devastating divorce. I am so grateful he’s safe. Thank you and happy new year!

  155. I am grateful I am now 5 years cancer free – yay!

  156. I am most grateful for my six wonderful children!

  157. I am most grateful for my parents. I have had a lot of health problems over the last 3 years and they have been my biggest supporters in more ways than one. I appreciate all they have done for me!

  158. I am grateful for my family!

  159. I am grateful that I was able to visit my grandmother several times this year even though she lived 9 hours from me. She passed away in September at the age of 98. I will always be glad that I took the time to go see her this year. I sure hope that I have those longevity genes! Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway. 😀

  160. I’m grateful for the blessing of family, good health, my salvation and my new part-time job. Happy New Year!

  161. I’m grateful for my two wonderful kids and grandson who enrich my life everyday.

  162. LOVE your beautiful card, Lori!

  163. Gorgeous sympathy card… sometimes the hardest to make but I think they are also the most appreciated… I am grateful that I was able to spend lots and lots of time being creative in 2015. My husband supported my choice to leave a demanding job and also my desire to just explore my creativity!

  164. Gabriela Rodriguez

    Grateful for God’s blessings….my kids, our health, my job, our home. God is Good!

  165. Beautiful card! Sorry you needed it. I am grateful for God’s faithfulness.

  166. Really beautiful card, so sorry that you needed it. I am most grateful for my wonderful husband this year who’s taken care of me, loved me and supported me through an illness! Happy New Year to all!

  167. I am very greatful for my husband and little son.

  168. Amanda Christensen

    I am most grateful that in 2015, my husband and I and both our girls were mostly happy and healthy. It was a relatively calm and peaceful year for the four of us. What a blessing that can be!

  169. I am most grateful for the love of family and friends. This blog hop is great!! I’ve been introduced to many new blogs, products and websites. Thank you.

  170. Arianna Barbara

    Wow! Happy New Year! Thank you for this amazing chance! Your card is beautiful! One thing I’m most grateful for in 2015 was been meet my American penpal!

  171. What a sweet card! I love that the top panel isn’t directly in the center and the twine bow is the perfect finishing touch. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity and for the fabulous giveaway! 2015 taught me to “bloom where you are planted” and quit stressing over the little things that really don’t matter! I hope 2016 brings you happiness and beautiful memories 🙂

  172. Beautiful card! I am thankful for my family and friends.

  173. Lovely card! I am thankful for my friends in college who stood by me when I had so much stress from studies, they bring such great joy, always greateful to have them with me. 🙂 Thanks for being a part of this blog hop, happy new year to you!

  174. Lori, wishing you a happy and healthy New Year. Keep up the crafty goodness. 🙂

  175. Happy New Year! What a lovely and sweet card. I love your colors 🙂
    One think I am grateful for in 2015 is our prayer partnes in ministry!

  176. I’m most grateful that my mother came out of her depression & sadness this past year and is now thriving in her new assisted living place…my sisters & I were all afraid it would never happen!!!

  177. sadly i also need a sympathy card this season 🙁 i am so grateful for my parents whom i am so lucky to still have.

  178. Most grateful for family and health!

  179. I am most grateful for having a wonderful husband, a loving daughter and a healthy mom who is with me in my city

  180. What a beautiful card! I love the message and how it is so peaceful. 2015 was a difficult year in many ways, but it is always good to see the beauty that can come from every season of life. I’ve never visited your blog before, but I have enjoyed perusing through it and will definitely be visiting regularly! Blessings in the new year and thanks for the chance to win your generous package.

  181. I am most grateful for the birth of my first grandchild this past year! Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win your generous prize package! Happy New Year!

  182. Michelle Daigle

    Thanks for the opportunity to win such great goodies! I’m so grateful to have a job. I was unemployed for a year and things were quite difficult. I’m thrilled to be back out there and able to support my family. You are so inspiring. I’m loving your blog. Happy New Year!

  183. Dawn~DesignsByDragonfly

    Happy 2016! Your card is beautiful I’m sorry you needed it. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Thanks for sharing.
    I am most grateful to have my wonderful husband and sweet daughter. I am so blessed. Thanks for the chance to win some goodies.
    Crafty hugs,
    dmcardmaker at {Gmail} dot com

  184. Elizabeth Gutierrez

    Awesome giveaway! Happy 2016!
    Last year was a wonderful year with my husband, first year married!! Hope for an awesome year.

  185. I know it sounds hokey but I am most grateful for my health. As the saying goes, when you got your health, you’ve got everything.

  186. I’m grateful for all God’s gifts, especially for my husband! And I have a new grateful one for today…that you links for the list of blogs for this hop change color when they are visited! THANK YOU! I keep losing my place in this long list because the other blogs I visited didn’t make the links chage color…sigh.. I wish I had found your blog FIRST! Thank you so much for your blog and this giveaway. God bless! ILuvTheEucharist (at)

  187. Happy New Year, Lori. First of all, I want to thank you for sharing your talent. I’m grateful for YOU…my coloring has improved in the last year with the tutorials you have shared. 🙂 Secondly, to answer your question…in 2015 and in all my years of life, I’m grateful for my family. Last year was a difficult year for me and my family was right there to support me! And lastly, I adore your card. I’m still kicking myself for missing out on getting the Hero Arts Stamptember set!!!! Hopefully, one of these days I’ll find a fellow stamper ready to sell their set. 😉 Inky Hugs and Blessings…bjlee717″at”hotmail”dot”com.

  188. I’m most grateful for my family, particularly when so many around us have suffered loss.

  189. I think that’s great that you set down with your family and do that. It’s good for all of you and keeps you close with the teens. I’m grateful that I have cardmaking as a hobby. I’ve met wonderful new friends and the best people in the world.

  190. I love that you have a family meeting and discussions, truly wonderful and inspiring. I am most grateful for my family, especially my newest grandchild last April, and for being able to have my dad until sadly he passed on in July, age 93, and very cognizant.

  191. Just discovered your website–it’s awesome! I love your crafting style.

  192. Thanks for the chance to win this great prize. I am truly thankful for my family.

  193. I am thankful to live a happy and peaceful life with my husband and family. Simple yet grand.

  194. In 2015, I am grateful for the kindness and generosity of friends, family and strangers. When I needed a portable oxygen machine, people donated until I had enough to buy one. For this, I am very grateful.

  195. Lovely card! I am grateful for my family!

  196. One of the things I’m most thankful for in 2015 is my husband coming home for the hospital on Christmas Eve! The best present ever! And that he’s healing day by day–thanks be to God! 🙂

  197. Your sympathy card is beautiful. I’m sure it was well appreciated. I was thankful that a lot of my family was able to spend Thanksgiving together.

  198. My 5th grandson was born in 2015. Thanks for the chance to win.

  199. I am most grateful for the health & happiness of my family & friends for 2015 ~

  200. I’m so very grateful for my two kids and their health! Thanks for the chance to win!

  201. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win this beautiful prize.
    Wishing you a great 2016!

  202. What a great card! Thank so much for a chance to win some great goodies! Happy New Year!

  203. I’m grateful for 2015 blessings, one of this is getting a place I can call my own, though it is very small, I’m so thankful for the blessing. Also thankful for family as we got a new baby in 2015 also, new niece. Have a fabulous 2016

  204. I’m grateful for family health. So many friends and extended family members are struggling with their health right now that having my little group be in good shape seems all the more miraculous. And that includes a healthy pregnancy!
    Thanks for the chance to win! Happy 2016, Lori!

  205. Happy New Year. So grateful that my dh got a new job and seems happier in his new position…even though we had to pack and move…still looking forward to a great 2016!

  206. Happy New Year! I’m most grateful for the health and well being of my family. Thanks for the chance to win!

  207. So grateful for my family! Happy New Year and thanks for a chance to win!

  208. I am grateful for family and crafty friends

  209. I am most grateful for the birth of my third daughter. Happy New Year

  210. I am grateful for surviving 2015. I had health issues (still ongoing) and I lost my beloved Mother in June, so it was a very difficult year. Thank you for the chance to win for participating in this hop. I pray your 2016 will be a wonderful year and that you enjoy your time at CHA.

  211. Jennifer Hovermale

    What I am grateful for in 2015: I got to see my brother and his family, after about 3 years. He lives in San Diego, California. Both him and his wife are in the Navy. I am very close to him and so adore every time he comes in! He is such a fun, loving person to be around. I’m also grateful that my oldest daughter grraduated high school and survived her first semester of college. I have so much more to be grateful for, I am very blessed!! Thank you for sharing and participating in this blog hop and Happy New Year!!

  212. Alexandra Madison

    I am grateful that I was able to cut back my hours as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist to spend more time at home with my children 🙂

  213. great giveaway – thanks for your generosity. I’m exceedingly grateful that my son is doing well in his first year of HS and that my mother’s move into a retirement home and much closer to me has gone well.

  214. love the prayers die cut. . . .for 2015, I am most grateful for my freedom. . . as I retired in 2015. . . .YEAH!

  215. I am grateful most for two things. 1st I have a new and dear friend, Jean, that I have so much fun with and know I can count on and vice versa. 2nd I am grateful I have late in life discovered a love of card making and being creative.

  216. 2015 has brought many great memories and new friends. I’m looking forward to more in 2016. Thanks!

  217. Michelegeorgern

    I am grateful for our creator who has given me so many things to be grateful for. Happy 2016!

  218. Sympathy cards are so hard. I love yours. And I love your sitting down with family and discussing the old year and the new year. We are always open to our kids, now grown with their own families. It’s so important. Happy New Year! Thanks so much.

  219. Beautiful card,it’s so elegant,stunning and loving.I’m grateful for many things: my Lord,family,health and my new hobby:scrapbooking and card making (love it).Thanks and many blessings!

  220. Did I miss the winner announcement?

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