Thanks so much for your patience while I experience site issues. I am going to try to have it resolved by next week. I hope you’re all enjoying today with family and loved ones!! 🙂
I continue to update my sales list in the previous post, but I wanted to share two of my favorite ones:
- BUTTERFLY REFLECTIONS INK: code GRATEFUL20 for 20% off Thursday through Monday. she has many holiday items for 10% off already so that brings savings to 30%! there are a lot of clearance items, and free shipping over orders of $60. No affiliate link used here. 🙂 Support small business when you can! Besides, she ships FAST.
- ELLEN HUTSON *
- for early bird savings that start TONIGHT at 12 am PST (3 am EST) until 9 am Saturday PST (12 pm EST), use code “EARLY2015” for 20% off ENTIRE in-stock purchase. this includes clearance items, inks, paper, stamps, dies, tools, etc.
- if you can’t make it for the early bird savings, you can use code “ANNIV2015” for 15% all in-stock items, Friday through Monday night.
- For Cyber Monday, you can enjoy 20% off on remaining in-stock items using code “CYBER2015”
- Any order over $75 (after discounts and excluding shipping) will receive a free “totally fabulous” die!
December is going to be a fun month – some guest posts and other surprises. The Holiday/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop will run from December 11 to 18, and we have plenty of sponsors! Add some coffee products to your shopping carts. All participants who link new projects (that meet the theme) are eligible to win one of MANY prizes. I’m on the Design Team so look out for some projects from me!
The Ton just released a lot of new gilding and have expanded their sequin colors and sizes.
I have been making a lot of shaker cards and will share more next month.
Have you been participating in Jennifer McGuire’s Share Handmade Kindness Challenge? I already enjoy giving to others and helping out. This month, I just get to share with you how I do some of it (I won’t share everything because then…that would just be bragging, right? lol) Actually, sharing about such things inspires other people to do the same but, but at the same time can seem like some of us are showing off. I prefer people to be more of themselves instead being more like me. Just because I send out cards all the time doesn’t mean that you have to as well. You can share handmade kindness in ways that go with the kind of person you are. If you like baking, bake for others. If you like to buy a lot of coffee, offer to buy for a stranger in line. If you feel you don’t have time or money, you can always just send a short message to someone that will uplift them. Or say a silent prayer. That’s why I enjoy positive affirmations and quotes. I enjoy writing and now I enjoy making cards so I get to combine both when I send happy mail.
Such things were learned since childhood since I come from a culture and religion that is charitable at heart (despite what you hear in the media – and c’mon, do you seriously believe what you see in the news?) Even if I have little money, I think of all the actual blessings in my life so I can spare to give to someone who has much less. My religion teaches me that giving in charity does not decrease your overall “wealth.” In fact, God will bless you with more. It’s one of my deepest beliefs. When I give, I don’t see it as a loss. I know that I’ll continue to be showered with more blessings.
One of the simplest forms of charity (as taught by my religion) is a smile. Just smiling at someone else is a way of sharing kindness. Let’s start with something as simple as that and to count our blessings. I am thankful for this hobby and for YOU. Have a great weekend!