Tuesday, October 28, 2008

studio calico giveaway

studio calico is growing. they've added members to their design team. they've added a shopping section to get their exclusive stamps and supplies. and pretty soon you'll be able to buy past add ons! (if you want to order one now, just send them an email at info@studiocalico.com and they'll work it out for you.) in honor of that growth, all the design team girls get to host a giveaway. april said that anyone is able to enter, unless you live on mars, ups doesn't deliver to mars.

so how do you enter? give me a quick story about graditude and i'll enter you into the contest, you have until end of day on the 30th. i'll post the winner on friday. and you can enter once on everyone's blog, see the side bar to navigate to other studio calico dt blogs. good luck!

my giveaway is for the add on sophia. it's orange, it's green, it's elegant, lots of yummy tinkering ink :)

146 comments:

Kimber-Leigh said...

that's a beautiful kit there mle!

today i am extremely grateful for my health and the health of my family. a good friend recently found out she has stage 4 cancer...out of the blue. she's 29. grateful for her and her strength and faith in the face of this challenge.

Katie McLam said...

I am thankful for my family. My dad passed away this summer and it has been really difficult. It makes you really appreciate the time you spend with the ones you love!

jeffandjess said...

i love how bright and beautiful this is! I'm thankful for the end of the quarter at school (i'm a teacher) and being able to go to a conference for the rest of the week!

Jill H said...

I am so grateful to have healthy kids and my husband to help me...I don't know how single parents do it.

Lee said...

I am grateful that I am able (time and health) to indulge in my recreation of checking out blogs, writing and scrapbooking. What a lovely giveaway!

Close To Home said...

I'm grateful for YOU! :) You made me laugh, with this post. And, you are always so sweet on the boards. AND very inspirational with your work.

emily minton said...

Congrats on being added to the design team! Beautiful work!

I will forever be grateful for Children's Hospital Central California, and specifically, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and all of their wonderful nurses and doctors who saved our almost-nine-month-old's life when he was sent there after being born prematurely. They treated us with respect and grace, even when we came in at all hours of the day, crying and just wanting to sit and hold our baby. They do incredible work there, and for that I am truly grateful.

Thanks!

Emily M., aka onehappymamma

Leah said...

pure & simple I am eternally grateful for my little son. He has changed my life in every way & I wouldn't change a thing. He turned 4 months on Friday & just had a check-up today. I am so grateful that he is a healthy, growing boy. He's so easy-going & happy & charms everyone he meets! (I know, sappy first-time mom! LOL!) TFS!

sylvie said...

Everyday I'm grateful to have my husband besides me since his brain tumor in 2000. I'm even more grateful to life this year because he got to see his first grandchild.

Great giveaway!

Miriam said...

what a great kit Emily, just love the SC Stamp!

Steph J said...

so many things to be thankful for! DH, life and the fact that Jesus died for me!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful add-on!

I'm so grateful I'm able to walk in the 3 Day and raise money for aunt, who is fighting Stage IV breast cancer. I've participated for 3 years now, have registered for next year and will keep on walking until I no longer have a need to.

em said...

YAY MLE!! Your first SC layouts were perfect! It's so fun to see your work in the gallery!

As for gratitude...I have had a ton of friends with difficult pregnancies, infertility problems, and miscarriages. I am SO thankful that everything with Spud has gone so well up to this point, and I can only hope it continues until he (or she) makes his (or her!) debut!!

Tracey said...

Beautiful kit!!

This has been a tough year for us (hubby is out of work) so often I have to stop in the middle of the stress and remind myself of the things I have to be grateful for. Number 1 on that list is my baby girl - she makes me smile & laugh even in the worst of moments!! Beyond that, I am grateful for my husband as well as the rest of my incredibly supportive family. I think the stress would have buckled me before now without them!

jeanie nieva said...

i am grateful for my fiance and everday i always thank God for bringing him in my life. he takes good care of me, he makes me want to do more and be more but most importantly, he wants to spend the rst of his life with me! what could be better than that?thanks for a chance to play.:)

dawn said...

I am really thankful for family. I had a great upbringing and enjoyed my chilhood very much. I am so thankful to still have both my parents and really enjoy spendng time with them as often as I can. I now have a family of my own and this just makes me appreciate everything that much more. :-)

Cass said...

Oooohhh... love the colours in that add-on kit. Thanks for the chance to win.

Rita said...

I am thankful for all of the love and support my DH's family has given us. We have had a rough year and they have always been there for us and our children.

Ankeney Tribe said...

Sometimes I get down, wishing that things were different than they are, but recently I've been hearing about horrible tragedies happening in people's lives and it makes me remember to be grateful for my husband and for my kids...and maybe I won't be such a snot!!

Mike and Brianna said...

Pretty add-on! I am grateful for the family the Lord has given me! I have a wonderful husband and two adorable kids!

Anne aka Anniescraps said...

There are so many blessings that I am grateful for. My son Matty, whose journey has been so difficult is such a ray of hope and joy. Amazing when you think about. He is an extrodinary teacher for me. My son Joey who teaches me each day that it is okay to sing off key and hug with great joy. My husband for encouraging me and being a good partner. My family, my friends... life, God and love... nature and art. Life is good.

ArlaMo said...

I am grateful to finally be done with all the schooling and training for DH's career. 17 years was a looooong road - I am thrilled that we are finally done and that we had so many blessings along the way!

Cilla said...

I'm grateful for my two girls, my loving husband an the life we have together. Sometimes I wish I could press the paus button...
Love your work on SC!!!

Angela W said...

I am so grateful for my 2 little boys and my wonderful husband! I certainly couldn't imagine my life without any of them! Thanks for the giveaway!

Kari said...

Im thankful that my husband has a steady job that allows me to be a stay-at-home mama. There is NOTHING I'd rather be doing. (except scrapbooking of course! :)

Lyn said...

Sometimes I get so caught up in the thick of it all that I *think* I have the right to be ungrateful about things that don't really matter. I am eternally grateful for my husband who continues to ground me in reality, and make me realize his love and my family's love is all I need to be happy.

Erika said...

I am graeful for my 4 year old daughter.. more now than ever. We just lost baby #2 at 10 weeks of pregnancy.

Harley Dee said...

Love November's kit. Thanks so much for the chance to win a past add-on too. I am grateful at the end of every day when my husband calls me from work. He flies for a living, and flies several legs a day. I know he's safe, but it still makes me feel better to hear his voice when he's on the ground :D

Sue said...

Love the garden feel of the kit. I am grateful for the little things in life and for being able to do what I enjoy and most of all for a loving family.

About Me. said...

Today I am grateful that I have lived another day without letting my MS get the best of me. I am also grateful that my kids and husband are so supportive and loving.
Shaun
www.roomswithaview.typepad.com

3crazykids said...

Wow! I'd love to snag those goodies! SC sure puts on the best looking kits every month!

Angela Fehr said...

I'm working on trying to remember that there is ALWAYS something to be grateful for, and to live in that state of gratitude. Scrapbooking has helped me with that because when things are crappy, I can always be grateful for my wonderful family.

Jackie L said...

I am grateful for my family and every beautiful day.

tanden said...

My dad just turned 70 and I am thankful for all that he has done and sacrificed for his family. I am thankful he is still here to be able to celebrate this milestone.

Tannis

Elise said...

Thanks so much for the chance to win the add-on! There are some awesome goodies there!

Now that I'm dating a soldier, I am so much more grateful for everything I have. I see everyday the sacrifices he makes for his country and I know the sacrifices he could be asked to make in the future. I am so very proud to call him my soldier.

Elise

Parker and Emma's Mom said...

I am grateful that we are all healthy this week...last week was a different story!

Kathy W said...

Wow, neat kit! Love the colors.

The Squared One said...

I'm grateful for my awesome 8 - weeks vacation in Shanghai :)

Life Made Creations said...

I am grateful for my three boys and all their cute sweetness, my hubby and his support, and the health and well-being of me and my loved ones. Oh, and I'm grateful for the chance to win this scrumptious kit ;)

SplendorFalls said...

I am grateful for my beautiful daughter and husband who bring me such joy! And I should also mention that I am grateful for the talented folks who put together these paper combo's that rock!

Kim K said...

I am thankful that my husband is stationed in a "safer" area in Iraq. He is an amazing catch for MANY reasons and it doesn't hurt that after 18 yrs he can still sweep me off my feet with his "love notes". Before he left he wrote the following to me "While searching for the stars you kept me grounded, and while searching within myself you showed me the stars."

lingannon said...

I am so grateful for having a happy and healthy family. Health and happiness can so often be taken for granted. When we have what we want, we often find ourselves wanting more, when what we have is what we needed all along.

Erin said...

I'm thankful for my husband who keeps being thoughtful in litle things... He signed us up again for a ballroom dance clas because we were having fun and learning a lot. :)

Steph said...

that add on is so cute!

I am thankful for you...and your excitement

ConnieC said...

The gallery was wonderful last night. I loved your work and can't wait to see more in the future.

sophiarhiannon said...

Loved to see your work in the DT gallery last night!

~Sasha Farina~ said...

there you are.. there you are :) today, I'm grateful for my youngest daughter, she turned six yesterday and we had a great time although daddy is currently in Sydney. She was upset, but got over it. I'm grateful that we got to enjoy the day together.

Geralyn said...

I'm so thankful for my mother, who is so encouraging and supportive of me, especially when I have bad days. She's always there for me, and I love her for that.

Thank you for this opportunity :)

Ladybird said...

Wow, great, thanks for the chance to win!

Jessica said...

I am so thankful that I get to stay home with my children. Everyday we get to grow, love, and learn together.

Ami said...

Thankful? I am thankful for my family, my faith, my friends...the usual.
But, I am very thankful, in these uncertain financial times, for my job that is steady. A job where I can work with friends and make a decent living. I also get to see babies born. Not too shabby.

Cynthia B. said...

Gratitude? Just today, we paid some guys to clear away a tree stump that had been there since Hurricane Ike blew the ~30 ft. pine tree down. My DH and I have said often to each other: what if the tree had fallen the OTHER way?? If it had, it would've fallen right onto our house and we would've suffered so much more damage than fallen trees and broken branches. Gratitude??
I thank my lucky stars that my family and my home are safe. I thank my stars that we ARE so lucky.

Melanie said...

Such a pretty kit! I'm thankful for my health and that of my family. I'm thankful that DH and I have been blessed with smart, beautiful, loving children. I could go on! :)

Erin said...

I'm grateful for all that I have, a loving husband, an amazing family, incredible friends, a great job, a stable income and a roof over our heads...the list is long. Thanks for the reminder!

Oh and you're gallery is amazing! You did great work!

Sheila said...

I'm thankful for my husband who works ALOT so I can stay home and play with my kids!

MandeeM said...

Wow, I would love to get my hands on that stamp. It is one I don't have. Thanks!

april_sp1 said...

I am thankful for my family and friends. They inspire me to be a better person each and every day. :)

bruinbr said...

i am thankful for the little one in my growing belly :) DH and I have been waiting a long time for her and we're so thankful that in a few short months we'll get to meet her! :)

tessa said...

Im so greatfull to be pregnant (*shhhhh dont tell anyone) we've been trying soo long for that second child.

Szilvi said...

I'm grateful for my whole life. Everything goes as I've planned a year ago. I'm grateful for my health, my fantastic family, my super boxfriend, my job, our sweet home. Never have worse than this! :)

Eugenie Farago said...

Hi,
First i want to thank you for sharing all this with us and also the chance to win.

Then I'm fully grateful to God for the life I have. My sweet husband and my 2 adorable little princesses. They made my life become beautiful day after day. and I wish anyone in the world can know this joy.
Beautiful day to all of you.
Eugenie

lingannon said...

I am so grateful for having a very supportive family that lives close by. Both my husband's and my families have helped us immensely since the twins were born last year. I don't know hwo we would have gotten through the first year without them! I didn't cook a meal for the first two months the twins were home. THat in itself was a lifesaver. I don't know what we would do without our families.

kathleen said...

LUV this kit!!! Big Eddie Bauer fan too : )

kathleen said...

oooops, forgot this part...besides being grateful for my family & our health...and Eddie Bauer ; ) I am so grateful that all the snow we just got is going to be gone for Trick or Treating on Friday : )

Celeste said...

i'm thankful for my dh. he's really good to me and his generosity allows me to have time to myself.

Katy said...

Wow your work is stunning :)

im really greatful to my husband most of all, i have Agraphobia and he cares for me so well, oh and lets me have lots of stash :D

fab give away and thanks for a chance.

Much Love Katy xx

Superwoman Scrapper said...

I looooove your blog title. It's so peaceful. Pick me, pick me . . . please?!? Would love to give Studio Calico a whirl.

Anonymous said...

right now today, i am grateful and thrilled to bits about an email i just received saying some of my family are coming to spend christmas with us. thanks for the chance to win some fabo SC! - hera

Rae said...

I'm grateful today for my hubby... he has matured, supported, & challenged me in innumerable ways in the last couple of years. I look forward to every minute I spend with him, even after 16 years together. What a blessing he is to our family.

Rae

Anna Sigga said...

This is such a fab add-on kit and your SC layouts are fantastic!

Karen said...

great giveaway.....today i am grateful for the health of my family and that we all have successful careers. so scary at this time...people are losing their jobs every day. i am praying for those people. Thanks again!

Melanie said...

I am grateful for my mum & the fact that she is getting better.
Love the new gallery!

Krista said...

So many wonderful items. Thank you for the inspiration. Love all of your work :)

Laura Gedeon said...

Love the colors in this kit! I'm so thankful for my family and the many blessings we continue to receive!

Tabitha K said...

I am grateful for my DH everyday. He is a police officer, and every night when he comes home safely, I'm very grateful that he and his team made it through the day safely.

Sasha said...

I'm grateful everyday for my little boy. He was born very early and had a very rough go of things. It's been a year since he was released from the NICU, and he bares little resemblance to the very sick little person he used to be. But, the pictures on our walls, the scars I see on him at bathtime, and the medical bills and hospital parking stubs remind me everyday how much I have to be thankful for.

naomi_m said...

I grateful that I have a job that I love (even though it's really hard sometimes) and that people trust me to look after themselves and their relatives everyday. And that you're on the SC dt now!

Anonymous said...

Love the orange patterned paper that matches the stamp...not sure why I didn't get this kit. The ribbon and tags look yummy too.

Stephanie P

Anonymous said...

What a lovely colours it would be a pleasure to play with. Moon69

bree said...

Hoping to win!!

Kristin said...

Right now I'm grateful that even though I haven't been feeling well lately; I still have my health, my family, and my friends; and that the holiday season is coming upon us and that means I get to spend so much more time with the people I love; creating gifts for them and being happy that we can just spend time together!
thanks for sharing!

Jennifer said...

Love this kit and would love to win it! I am grateful for my family and for my "good" days (I have Multiple Sclerosis, so I have good days and bad days.

Gina said...

My God. His grace and salvation are amazing!!!!

julie.schellin said...

I am so grateful for the blessing of my family: 1 husband and 7 kids. Life is crazy, but I AM THANKFUL!

Christi said...

I am thankful to have a family that I like as much as I love. The older I get the more rare I realize that is. I actually look forward to holiday gatherings. ;)

Kelly Jo said...

Orange and Green! Perfect Fiskateer colors! I am grateful that Emily and Ben take their naps at the same time. Those 2 hours in the afternoon are priceless (and necessary for my mental health!).

Eve said...

I am grateful for all the wonderful things in my life!
Kindly,
~Eve

Anonymous said...

Hi mle! (I love this kit and wasn't able to get it, so this would be awesome!) Anyway, my thoughts on gratitude: The last few months I have felt the need to savor every sweet moment with my children and family--we never know how long we have. Got some great medical news yesterday and now I feel I have a new lease on life. These sorts of things have a way of making you appreciate what you have RIGHT NOW, today. Every good thing is a blessing.

Alisyn E.

irene said...

I love this giveaway. The products are beautiful. I keep my fingers crossed ;)
Bye Irene from the Netherlands

ChristinaE said...

I am thankful that my husband is home safe after being gone in the military. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway. It is beautiful!

fran h said...

I am thankful for being able to stay home with my daughters and for my wonderful family.

Mandy said...

I am grateful for the wonderful ladies that teach and work with my son Mav(age 4) he has Autism.I was so grateful yesterday when they told me he was able to go with the rest of the school to watch the High School band play. He had a wonderful time even sang and danced a little.it was awesome to hear he did well this was one thing we were so nervous about him attending since we weren't sure how he would react.So happy it went good:) He is a blessing everday and I'm thabkful for sure!
Thanks for a chance at this great giveaway!

Linh Chin-Lai said...

I'm grateful for my wonderful husband. He takes care of the children when I'm not available.

Mary Kay said...

After the tragic death of my children's 15-year-old babysitter, I am more grateful than ever for my family and their good health and well-being.

(word veri: swammo!)

Summer, Andy and Audrey said...

Lovin' the chipboard and white tulips on orange. Too cool!

Kathy said...

Oh Emily; i want this!!!! What a great giveaway.
Thank you for this chance... you have such great layouts and ideas, i love your blog. Good Luck to us all. Kathy

alisa logue said...

Oh yay! This looks like the perfect goodies to scrap all my summer pics! Keeping my fingers crossed. Loved your SC projects this month! -Alisa

joyfull said...

so grateful for my children, our health and for those fighting for our freedom. oh and for lovely sc goodness - love your work!

thanks for the chance!!

Beth Perry said...

Those tags look wicked awesome..and so do the butterflies!

Thanks for having a giveaway! :D
B

Jen said...

I am grateful that this weekend my husband will be home from his third deployment....life is sweet!

Mrs. S said...

How fun! This would be so amazing. Good luck to all (including myself...:))

Robin said...

Beautiful add on :)I am really grateful for my family. I have really been struggling with my health and dealing with health issues for the last couple years and they never get tired of holding my hand, listening to me or taking me to appts.

Stormy Easton said...

I am grateful for my inlaws. I was never close to my mother or father, my grandmother raised me. Since the death of my grandmother when I was 14 I haven;t felt like I had a real family. I have aunts, uncles, cousins, and all but it just wasn't the same. I have wonderful inlaws that have really made me a part of their family and for that I am grateful!

Anonymous said...

I am grateful for my family. My dad has Parkinson's and my mother has cancer, so everyday my son and I get to spend with them, the more grateful I am.

Janie R
Moorhead, MN

Suz said...

I'm thankful for each day - as a breast cancer survivor it sure changes your outlook on life.

Anonymous said...

My son gave his teachers an early present of a handmade box with choccies for World Teachers Day this morning and they were delighted and very surprised. I am extremely grateful for the superb job they do in educating my child!
Cheers
Anna D

manon said...

nice kit! in love with all the ribbons.
im grateful for the greatest husband on earth!!

lingannon said...

I am so grateful for having a healthy family and a husband who works hard so that I can stay at home to raise our children.

Carol said...

i'm grateful for my friends and family and for supporting me in my times of need

Gayle said...

I am grateful that even though I live far away, I am still able to keep in touch regularly with my family via ichat! It's a wonderful thing! I really like the Studio calico kits! this one is awesome with all its orangey and greeny goodness!

VanillaCarmel said...

I have recently gone through a divorce, and before that, i went through some life-threatening health issues. And I learned how important and special my friends and family really are. I will always be grateful for the people in my life...I am truly blessed.

Vicky said...

Gratitude. My friend SArah. My go-to Gal. Always ready with her ear.
Hand picked daisies from my 3 year old. Unasked for kisses from my baby.

Leslie said...

After working all day with those that are ill, I have greater appreciation for my health. Good health is truly priceless.

Carol said...

i'm so grateful that i get to be a sahm...ride my kids to school everyday...being able to help out in their classes and just enjoy them.

karen m. (akaliz) said...

i'm just thankful to be able to wake up each day and spend time with my family!

Amy Christine said...

hi emily! love your layouts this month, by the way. :]

i've been thinking about gratitude a lot recently.
i found out a few days ago that my 87 year old grandpa has to start chemo for his cancer. not good at 87. so of course, i've been very sad about it, but at the same time i'm thinking about all the memories of old times with him. i am so grateful that i was able to get to know him and spend time with him during my childhood. some of my best memories are during my visits with him.

Kimberly said...

I am totally digging the stamp as well.

Sam Fenton said...

I am grateful for my wonderful partner, our two crazy dogs and my lovely new car!

Ann said...

I am very grateful I am able to be a stay at home mom. Today I am the class helper in my daughter's preschool class and I love I am able to be there.

Debi said...

I am very grateful to be able to be a stay-at-home mom & volunteer @
my girls' school :D
Also, I am thankful for friends like you... so far away that put us up & took such good care of us on our visit to CO :D

lenore said...

I am very grateful to have a family that loves me and that I love even more with my whole heart. I am also grateful that we will all be together this time of the year.

Christina said...

O there are so many things that I am grateful for ...where do I start?? I am grateful first and foremost for my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ because I know without Him I would not have all the other things I am grateful for. I am also grateful for my husband, kids, family, and life.
Thanks for the wonderful drawing!!

Linda E said...

I'm thankful that my daughter made "call backs" while auditioning for the school play and my fingers are crossed that she gets a part. I'm also thankful that my son ran his best time in the pouring ran in the last cross country meet of the season.

Jessica Turner said...

I am grateful that my new baby boy is growing like a weed!

Anonymous said...

I am thankful that my husband never complains about the time or money that I spend to preserve our family's memories with the art of scrapbooking. Hope I win!

scrappinkn said...

Love it all. Thanks for the chance at this one.

lingannon said...

I am so grateful that my son has a wonderful preschool teacher to give him a great first experience in school!

J@iM3 said...

I'm grateful to my parents for always be there and love me, I am grateful to my hubby for always share, care & support me, and I am grateful to have 2 lovely sisters who always share my sadness when I need someone to talk to. I love them all!!

Kirsty B said...

I am thanful for some alone time, whether it's a soak in the bath or going out for a walk. It helps me to think and plan things out :)
But I'm also thankful for time spent with my family, as now I've moved out of home, it's not every day I see them.

kimosabescraps said...

I am thankful to have all these online contacts that inspire me so much!!!

Kim

Vicki Hall said...

I'm grateful for my children - they make me appreciate life and live a bit less selfishly.

SKeenan76 said...

I am so grateful I found Studio Calico and all the talented ladies here. I'm also grateful for my job, my boyfriend, my family and friends, and his family and friends...we're truly blessed!!

Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful ideas, too!

GiGi said...

Thank you for the giveaway!!! Love SC!!

jenbaran@hotmail.com said...

I am grateful for two healthy kids and for being able to stay home with them although sometimes I have to remind myself to be thankful! Especially on tough days.

brainybairn said...

I'm grateful for a great family and supportive parents that allow me to continue working a job with terrible hours!

LeslieD. said...

i'd love to win!

Etta said...

This kit is YUM!!!!! I want, I want, I want.

Gratitude...well, living in Houston, that's pretty easy. I'm so grateful that our house had zero damage from Hurricane Ike. I used to live on Galveston Island, and looking at the pictures of the devastation, even a month and a half later, is heartbreaking!

Jo said...

Love that kit - missed out on that kit due to monetry issues :(

Would be so great to win it :)

Holly S said...

Every year on Thanksgiving, as a family, we hand cut, string and label tags for the giving tree at church. Each week up to Christmas we add ornaments for parishoners to take, buy and return under the tree a gift. The week before Christmas my family again gathers to sort and distribute the gifts collected--all 600+ of them. We take them to caseworkers who handle children who have been taken from their parents, homeless shelters, poorer churches. We ask for first names only and what each child would like to get as a gift-most often they ask for something we all take for granted--a winter coat, socks, grocery store gift certificates for snacks! Our family started this 19 years ago-it was my brother's Confirmation service project and we do it as a family every year without outside help-except help buying the gifts.

Anyway, as this time of year approaches yet again, I am grateful that I am well enough off not to need this kind of help from strangers but grateful that if I did need it, it is there.

Tricia Wilson said...

Beautiful kit, I adore that stamp!

Bree said...

Hoping to win!!

tammyb. said...

Thanks for the awesome inspiration Emily!

ScRaPbOoKfReNzY said...

Well, I am absolutely grateful to have been a SAHM for over a year now. Times are hard and we're pinching the pennies and trying to figure Christmas out, but it's been a blessing to stay at home with my precious DD and watch her grow up minute by minute! Thanks for the awesome RAK! That kit is amazing!

Holly said...

I'm so grateful to have a job in these trying times.

Anonymous said...

I am thankful my family. I am thankful that we have the things that are most important in life - health, love, friendship... Thank you for sharing this kit! It is really beautiful. KristinA.

Jenny said...

I am grateful for my children and my husband, for their health, safety and happiness.