Sunday, November 20, 2011

Clear Dollar Stamps' November Blog Hop

Welcome to our monthly blog hop!! You should have come here from Barb's beautiful blog. If not, you will want to start back at the beginning at Clearly iStamp.

What are you thankful for?? Many times we say 'thank goodness for .... ,' but what are you *really* thankful for???

For the last few weeks, I've been posting my 'thankful thoughts' as my Facebook status. I don't just post from the top of my head, but I really think about what I'm thankful for. Some of the things I've mentioned ....

0 Crafting ... :) I'm not sure what I would do without this in my life.
0 Seasons
0 My church family ..... I can't say enough on this one.
0 Online friends
0 Homeschooling
0 My ministers
0 Prayers

And there are many others coming..... my children, my husband, my mom, my in-laws .... I have SO much for which to be thankful.

Today's blog hop is themed around "Thankful." I thought long and hard about what I wanted to do with this theme. I thought about fall colors, a Thanksgiving project, and several other ideas. I finally went with a 3D project and a 'friend' theme. :) I am, after all, so very thankful for my friends.

This is actually an altered "Pirouettes" can. I think that this will be a very special gift for a special friend.

Project Recipe :
Stamps - Christian Friendship,
Paper - Melon Spice, Peach Taffy, Mossy Woods
Ink - black, brown
Copics - none
Accessories - nesties, flowers, pearls, sponge dauber, ribbon, lace, tacky tape, pop dots

From here, you'll go to Stacy's inspiring blog. Make sure you make it around to all of the great blogs in our hop and leave a comment at each one. One lucky winner will receive a $25 Clear Dollar Stamps' gift certificate for digital images! A winner will be selected from the comments left on the blogs in the hop. Don't miss your chance to get a prize - not to mention a chance to see all of the wonderful inspiration our design team has for you today!!!

Please come back on Tuesday to join us for the special blog hop to honor Katie!!!

Have a super, special Sunday and a great, big, beautiful tomorrow!!



  1. What an adorable project!! Love the sentiment and I'm sure your friend will absolutely love it! xx

  2. Oh this is sweet Shell! What a lovely gift!

  3. How pretty is this? It will make a great gift!

  4. a fantastic decoration-idea for a box!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  5. Great job on recycling and making it much prettier then it started out!! like the lace around the top. Will you use it a package for a gift?

  6. Great project! I love re-purposing containers. Thanks for the fun blog hop!

  7. Thanks for the reminder to re-use and turn the ordinary into something beautiful, useful, and appreciated.

  8. Oh what a cleaver idea, you can put little notes of what your thankful for in it. even on Thanksgiving day have family write something down that they are thankful for and put in it and read them off at prayer before dinner. Its just such a nice idea you came up with. Thanks for sharing!! Happy Thanksgiving.

  9. too cute - what a lucky receipient someone is going to be.

  10. Shell, I'm sure your special friend will love your altered can. Lovely sentiment!

  11. What a great project! Awesome job!!

  12. What a terrific idea!
    Thanks for sharing!

  13. I love your project! I especially love the sentiment! I think I need this stamp. There are times I know I am unlovable. this would ease things a lot. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  14. This turned out beautiful Shell!

  15. Cute project! that flower is really fun!

  16. Great project.

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  17. This is so cute
    What a fab!! Idea
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent with all of us!!

  18. Anonymous5:11 PM

    Very cute project, thank you so much for sharing it.

  19. Great job...nice to see you went with something different than a card!!!

  20. Anonymous10:46 PM

    I like how you recycled that canister into something beautiful!


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