Monday, January 11, 2010

Oh.My.Gosh!!! And a Give-Away

Second post for today (scroll down if you want to see today's card).

HAVE YOU SEEN IT?!?!!? Nichole's done it again. I'm swooning here. TREES!!!! THUD!

Introducing Through the Trees

I'm so glad I have gift certificates to Papertrey right now.

I'm going to order two of these and send one to a random commenter on this post to celebrate the goodness of this set and my reaching 60,000 hits. The deadline for the drawing is Thursday, January 14, 2010, at 9:00 PM Eastern Standard Time. Just tell me something you're grateful for today. One entry per person, please!

190 comments:

  1. I've "thuded" a number of times today - every time I look at Nicholes blog today I'm drooling!
    Hope they've got a lot of stock!
    x

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  2. I just came from her site and love that tree set! The birch trees look amazing! My first addiction is leaves but trees are a close second. It's so generous of you to share this set with someone!

    Today I am grateful that I feel pretty good and that it's not snowing!

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  4. Susan, I literally gasped -- like, out loud and everything -- when I saw Nichole's first sample this morning. Absolutely amazing.
    So I'm grateful for inspiring artists and designers everywhere (you included!).

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  5. Oh, yes, I drooled all over my computer when I read her blog this morning. Those trees are sooooo wonderful. If I don't win here, I may have to get out my credit card. I forgot to put what I'm thankful for today - I deleted my first comment so I hope this doesn't count as 2. Anyway - my husband - I'm thankful for my husband today. (Actually every day.)

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  6. Wow! I love this set! Gowajuss!

    I am grateful that life is SO GOOD! Always on a natural high here.

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  7. OHHHH! I saw those in my Reader and my jaw dropped!!! I LUFF trees!!!

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  8. I know!!! I love that set and haven't even seen the whole thing yet!! I am thankful for my health today!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  9. I'm thankful for a husband who loves me and makes me feel pretty and likes to make me laugh.

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  10. I've just seen this set and fell in love. It's the kind of stamp set that makes me want to lock myself in my stamp room for the day.

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  11. What a beautiful set! Thanks for the chance.

    I'm grateful our new washer/dryer was delivered before the baby got a stomach bug - I never could have kept up with the laundry otherwise!

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  12. Oh wow, that IS a great set! I can see why you "thudded"! lol Congrats on 60,000 posts, too - yay!

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  13. I saw Nichole's post this morning, and I about DIED out of excitement. I should have realized that not only was the set right up MY alley, it would be perfect for you too! I can't wait to see it released! Congrats on 60k hits too, this blog is the very FIRST on my G-Reader list... so I can see RIGHT away if there are any new posts.

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  14. Oh, Susan, I just looked up the trees on PTI. Ohmygosh, I don't know when I've seen more beautiful stamps. I just love the simplicity, cleanness and outdoorsyness of them all! I've always loved Lovely as a Tree, and I know I'm going to have to get this set, too. Oooooh, Nicole's done some beautiful examples...........and I can't wait to see what YOU'RE going to do with them! I hope PTI has made a bazillion of these sets!
    What I'm grateful for is having so many good friends and family that I can send my cards to. I love being able to use my own words to each person.

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  15. I am grateful that my stamping/crafting induced injury (pinched nerve in my arm) is better so I'll be able to actually FEEL the stamp in my hand now--LOL!
    I love your CAS style, Susan...thanks for the chance to win and also for all the inspiration you give me!

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  16. I am thankful that I'm on my feet, dressed, and breathing. Yup, it's a good day. And I'm VERY thankful for Advil. Hot tea is good too.
    See, simplicity is good for all areas of life ^j^ Sharon from NJ

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  18. Congratulations on your blog hit! You continue to inspire me.

    I'm grateful that each day takes us closer to Spring and away from these COLD northeast temperatures.

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  19. what am I grateful today, My son came and told me that he was grumpy with me for not making his second breakfast instead of crying and throwing a hissy, funny how with a ASD child you are happy that the child says they are grumpy with you. Great candy.

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  20. Today I'm grateful that my husbands night shifts are over and so I don't have to be alone in the night.... That can be verrry scarrry ;-))

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  21. I'm grateful to have the time to be able to surf the wonderful blogs of talented people.

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  22. Super excited about it as well...So grateful for being able to reconnect with an old friend over the weekend. Why do we let life get in the way of keeping in touch, when relationships are really the only thing that matters? Well, that and stamps.

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  23. Congrats on the 60000 hits! I think I'm responsible for about 1000 of them. I'm super excited about Through the Trees, so I'm thrilled that you are too, since I get so many great ideas from your blog. Have a great day!

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  24. I am greatful for so many things today. Our winter temps have gotten to more seasonal {so I no longer think I live in Antartica} and I have created {finally} some stuff that is blog worthy and there are sweet, creative, thoughtful women out there like you!

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  25. I'm grateful today for good health. So many don't have it and I know I'm blessed that I do. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  26. Oops, forgot to answer your question, so I've deleted my previous post...
    Congrats on your hit count! I'm so glad I came across your blog a little while ago as your style really appeals to me. And yes, I just saw Nichole's post - those trees are gorgeous! I especially love those birch trees. Wow! That set's going to sell out very quickly... and, I'm grateful for my 2 little boys. They astound me every day!

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  27. Oh my! This set is beautiful. If I don't win it, I definitely need to buy it.

    Today and every day I am grateful for your wonderful blog. It is the first one I check every day, and some days, the only one.

    Thank you so much for sharing your amazing cards. I very enjoy reading about your creative process.

    Hugs, Ruth Ann

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  28. After getting 5 feet of snow last week(no joke) I am grateful that today is the last day we are supposed to get any awhile.
    The trees are just beautiful!

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  29. Ooooohh! Trees! Can one ever have enough trees? Especially ones as gorgeous as these???? I think not! Thanks for the opportunity to be a recipient of your generosity!

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  30. I agree - that set is just amazing. Today I am thankful to have temperatures above freezing! Maybe I'll finally get our outdoor Christmas decorations put away. :-)

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  31. Wow, such a nice set....I can see lots of creativity flowing from here once that set arrives!!! It is right up your alley!!! I like the first card she did the best, although the snowy one was gorgeous too! Thanks for your generosity!

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  32. Oh, thud for sure! Trees, leaves and growing things -- what could be better? As my brother says, "Isn't nature natural?" On that note, I'm thankful for my brother and his unique perspective on the world! And thank you, Susan, for your continued inspiration in all that is Simplicity.

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  33. I was stunned when I saw Nichole's post last night (yeah, I wait up)--it was so amazing! I am thankful for my two stamping idols: you and Nichole. I have gotten so much JOY from both of you--seeing the beautiful things you create brings me joy. So thanks for that and for your generosity in offering the set.

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  34. i thought 2 things when i saw her post! the first was "holy cow, i want this set!" and the 2nd was "holy cow, the simplicity lady will love this!"

    i can't wait, i can't...i wish i had a gift certificate!

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  35. I NEED NEED NEED this set!! I love it! :D

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  36. Thank you for the opportunity to win such a great set . . . and for sharing your talent with us each day. Today, and every day, I am grateful for my wonderful husband and daughter -- they make me crazy and make me laugh!

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  37. Oh what cute peeks - can't wait to see it all! I'm thankful for time - I always seem so rushed but have decided to slow down and use my time wisely with my family!!!!!!!!

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  38. I agree...love this new set! PTI really comes up with some beautiful designs.

    Today I'm grateful for the successful fundraiser for breast cancer awareness I helped plan with my niece and sister-in-law. We had over 150 women attend on Friday night! It was awesome!

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  39. I like a lot of the Papertrey sets, but I believe "Through the Trees" is the most exciting one I've seen yet!
    It will be mine, one way or another!
    What I am grateful for - this is a biggie! Exactly 2 weeks ago, I had colon cancer, had the surgery to remove it, it had not spread! I am recovering now and so thankful I am a cancer survivor! I had the same kind almost nine years ago and survived that as well!

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  40. In looking at this new set, I am grateful for memories. I immediately thought of my childhood and the summers spent at camp, looking through the tall birch trees out onto the beauty of the lake. Thanks for the trip down memory lane.
    Kim

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  41. I have several PTI sets and I can see sooooo many uses for this one - another out of the ballpark hit for PTI!

    I am grateful for my husband - he works very hard to support us so I can work part time and focus on my stamping & turning it into my business!

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  42. Your excitement over this set is so cute! :-) You are sweet to share it with your readers!

    In light of my bff recently losing her job, I am grateful to have a tenured, secure job! And of course grateful for friends and family.

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  43. I was too dumbfounded regarding this set. I can't figure out how Nichole and all continue to bring such awesome sets and creations. Thanks for the opportunity to share this set if chosen. Good luck to all..

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  44. I have to say as soon as I saw this set I 1) swooned completely and 2) thought of you Susan!! I knew you'd love it!!!

    I'm grateful for Papertrey Ink!! My cardmaking went to a completely different level after I found them and I've learned so much along the way!!!

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  45. Congratulations on your 60,000 hits! I was amazed to see the birch tree stamp - I have been looking for the exact same one since spring. I had a picture of it in my mind, but could not find it in real life. I have now found it! I am grateful for grandchildren!
    (I am grateful for your blog, too!!)

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  46. Won't need to win this set 'cause it will be in my cart the wee hours of the 15th. Just wanted to share the THUD... love those trees! Can't wait to CASE your cards with them Susan. Makes lots, please?

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  47. I saw the samples this morning and I am so excited about this set. Trees are so versatile. How sweet of you to offer a chance to win a set. I am grateful for my family. Where would we be without them.

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  48. I am grateful that I am not completely broke.

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  49. Congratulations - 60,000 hits,
    That'll make you thrilled to bits!
    PTI have made us all exclaim
    'Through the Trees' is it's name!
    I'm so thankful just to be alive
    As dv come the weekend I'll be 65!

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  50. I just saw that preview myself and am in love too. Congrats on the hits. You blog really inspires me.

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  51. I am thankful that I live close to my university. It is snowing and the roads are quite slippery. Thankful I don't have to drive.

    Now about that set. OH MY GOODNESS! I can't wait to see how you use it! It looks like a great set for so many occasions.

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  52. Congratulations on reaching such a high blog hit.

    I just looked up the preview and wow, you are right, the set is stunning.

    Today, I am greatful to be able to spend time with my new DS.

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  53. I'm thankful I have the ability and means to help others.

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  54. I am grateful that my daughter is doing well in University and doesn't mind so much not staying in residence.

    Lauralee
    talascam@rogers.com

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  55. Love your blog. I'm grateful today for my six caring children.

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  56. Love the trees...gorgeous simplicity.
    Today I am grateful for my heater.
    17 degrees is waaaay to cold for this southern girl!

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  57. I will be buying this set as soon as it is released! Today I am grateful for a nice warm house and my cozy kitty sitting on my lap.

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  58. They are really pretty all those trees
    I am Grateful that I had the day off :)

    Nikki

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  59. I'm grateful for many , many things today. Not the least of which is your generosity!!! thanks for sharing your designs with us :)

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  60. Wow!!!! Those trees are GORGEOUS!!!! Did you know that aspen trees are supposedly the largest living organism??? They are all connected to one another...and that's what I'm grateful for - being connected to such a wonderful group of inspiring and creative people through the power of the internet!!!!!!

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  61. OMG--what an awesome image, and the samples are outstanding, I NEED This STAMP!!! "-)

    linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

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  62. I'm grateful that with one click of the mouse I can access beauty mixed with a generous amount of humor and wisdom. Thanks.
    Wish I had some Papertrey gift certificates. Must go and whine to hubby now and maybe my wish will come true.

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  63. Oh, aren't the trees FABULOUS??!! How lucky are you to have gift certificates and you're even sharing. Wow! You are wonderful. Thanks for sharing your great work too!

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  64. Today this transplanted midwesterner is grateful that the Pacific Northwest has remained mild and snow-free. And every day I am thankful that I get to visit this wonderful blog - congrats on your 60K hits! LOVE these trees!

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  65. OMG I love those trees!! Another set I have to have! I am grateful that I can afford this expensive hobby! It is definitely a luxury that I don't take for granted! I am also grateful that my daughter is making it through college despite her debilitating migraines and other "issues".

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  66. Oh, I love this new set coming out! Today I'm grateful that I have a wonderful hubby who's willing to help out tons while I'm in school. :)

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  67. Love the set too. I'm thankful for my family ... thankful that we're together.

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  68. Oh, yes, I love this set, too! It is absolutely incredible, isn't it?!
    Today I am grateful for a husband who is able to replace a burned- out well pump himself, despite below freezing temperatures, thus saving us lots of money and giving me the opportunity to BUY THIS SET!
    And congratulations on your 60,000 milestone!

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  69. Susan,
    I am soooo grateful for YOU. I learn so much from you. I love your simply designs. When I read your explanations I feel like I'm in design class.
    Thanks so much. (love the trees too)
    Gail

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  70. I'm grateful that I have the means and time to indilge my hobby. I am also grateful for all the inspiration that is available to us on the internet.

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  71. I am grateful for our medical insurance as we prepare to have DS get tubes in his ears and his tonsils/adenoids taken out!

    Congrats on the milestone, you have an inspiring blog and you're sure to get lots more visitors!

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  72. I'm grateful for my family and to be able to spend fun times with them. I'm also grateful for my job and this wonderful pastime called cardmaking! Beautiful set! Love your style, too. It's always fun to visit!

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  73. Wow! You are being so generous! I have lots to be grateful for... but I'm particularly feeling grateful at this moment that I was able (a year and a bit ago) to quit the job I wasn't really enjoying so I could spend lots more quality time with my husb.

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  74. hehehe - I squeeled as loud as you did when I saw them. Did you see her samples??!! To die for!! I can't wait to see what you do with those trees...and here's crossing my fingers that you get to see what I do if I'm a lucky winner!! :o)

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  75. It is stunning isn't it? That's what's so great about PTI. They are so unique.
    I am grateful to my in-laws for having my husband 34 years ago today :)

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  76. Congrats on your blog hits. I found your blog through Wiggy's World about two months ago and I really enjoy it. I look forward to it everyday.

    I am grateful for my family - they are amazing, loving and lovable.

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  77. I'm grateful that my mom has kept her sense of humor and through her cancer treatments. And I'm grateful for people like you, who share their ideas with people like me.

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  78. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this set! I will put it on my Birthday Wish List!

    I am grateful for many things... today I'm grateful for the Internet as it provides me with insipration for my stamping and a way to purchase stamps that I wouldn't otherwise see in my little corner of the world!

    Thanks for keeping such a wonderful blog. I love the way that you write - straight forward and you shoot from the hip! :)

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  79. Thanks for your simply, amazing CAS ideas, less truly is more! I am so grateful for my wonderful hubby, 4 children, and now a DIL ~ God has richly blessed us.

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  80. I'm grateful that I found your site a few months ago. You are so inspiring. Plus I'm grateful for the wonderful man I've been married to for 37 years. yea!

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  81. Hello from New Zealand! I am grateful for the Internet! Without it I wouldn't be able to check out everyones awesome blogs & admoire your art work!
    Love yoyur blog & was told to check it out by a good frined of mine,Pat, who lives in Los Angeles.
    Many thanks, & keep upt the great work:-)
    Sunshine New Zealand
    http://www.ihearttostamp.blogspot.com

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  82. I am SO grateful for many things. At the moment, I am most grateful for the safe birth of our newest grandson born on New Years Day! My husband and I are traveling on Friday to meet Greysen for the first time. I can hardly wait to get my arms around him. Thank you giving me the opportunity
    to add to my already blessed life!! Blessings, MaryS

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  83. Wow, in addition to being thankful that generous people like you exist and that PTI creates such awesome sets, I'm grateful that I got out of class early tonight so I could spend some time with my husband!

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  84. Yep...love this set. Thanks for the chance to win. I am grateful that I have the money to buy this set if I don't win it. It's a must have!

    Cheers Judith

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  85. First off, I LOVE that set, too! My mom's favorite poem is "Birches," and as soon as I saw the set, it made me think of her.

    I've had a headache for most of today...I'm thankful for dinner at Olive Garden...with a coupon...and a gift card. :)

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  86. I'm grateful for my health and that I'm able to continue with my hobby of stamping! I'm also grateful for your blog which is teaching me a whole new way of stamping:)ohhhh, those TREES!!!!!

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  87. Those trees are stunning. I think I will have to stay up on the 14th to get that one.
    I'm grateful that it is quiet in my house right now. Long day and nice to enjoy some peace and quiet before bedtime.
    I also have to say I am grateful for your blog and all the wonderful stuff you share with us. You inspire me constantly.

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  88. Love your cards and your blog! It's one of the blogs I read every day. ... I am grateful for my health and that I have a job that I love. Too many people these days are missing one or the other.
    Mary

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  89. Oh my word! I absolutely love this set! Hope one day to have this set. Today I am grateful for being able to afford to donate to our locale food pantry.

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  90. I agree - this set is fabulous! I love the red birds (I am a bit of a cardinal freak).

    What am I grateful for? I know it sounds hokey - but your blog. Visting it has become part of my daily routine. I am grateful for your blog, your inspiration and humor. Your commentary cracks me up!

    Thank you for being so generous and sharing!

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  91. Wow, so generous of you! I'm grateful for my little family today - especially my two-year-old who is trying her first night sleeping in a big girl bed.

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  92. Right now, I'm grateful for a warm home.

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  93. I am grateful that I have a good life. A wonderful husband, awesome pets, good friends and a well paying job make my life easy to live. Thanks for making simple things. It's nice to have inspiration that isnt just a bunch of mess on a piece of paper.

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  94. WOW! That is one mind blowing stamp set. I know I am going to have to have it, so I can case the scrumptious cards that you will produce with it!

    I am grateful for a grandson that comes and ASKS for 'grandma's words of wisdom'. He is 18 which just sweetens the pot!
    Lu C

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  95. From one tree fan to another- yay! I love them, too!
    I'm grateful to have all my family living and nearby. So many don't (I have 2 funerals this week :( ) and I'm also grateful they like to hang out with me!
    Then I go stamp :-D

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  96. I did see that set and isn't the Birch amazing! I can't wait!

    With a raging wind storm outside right now, I am grateful for a solid house and a warm wood stove!

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  97. I know!! Aren't those trees awesome? And Nichole's projects were so inspiring too. This is a truly amazing set. :)

    I am grateful for my husband, who I love dearly and happens to be sleeping at the moment, and also for my cat, who just jumped into my lap to say hi! :)

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  98. What a gorgeous set! I can't wait to see what you make with it. :)

    Today I am grateful for being able to enjoy the magical winter sceneries everywhere around me.

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  99. Today I am grateful for the relief of rain after four days of hot, hot weather around the 40 degrees C. Usually enjoy our summers in Australia but I am now looking forward to autumn. Love your blog and comments. Tamara C

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  100. After visiting my favorite PaperTreyink gal, Heather {aka Pinefeather}. I diddy-bopped over to Nicole's for the lowdown! Of course, patience NOT being one of my virtues... I'd already placed an order 24 hrs. previous! {LOL}

    Grateful... GOD & family are ALWAYS first and foremost! I'm grateful for renewed HOPE in my fellow man. THANK-YOU for sharing a bit of yourself everyday and your generous nature, Susan!

    God Bless,
    {-A.} :)

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  101. Grateful to the Lord for my husband. Wow! What a wonderful set of trees....can't wait for the blog hop.

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  102. Marge - I'm grateful for so many things but mainly that I have God in my life.

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  103. Christine M (aka ceedee)January 12, 2010 at 6:31 AM

    What an amazing set... my jaw hit the ground when I saw the samples Nicole has created.
    Susan I thank you for your generosity of spirit that enables you to share unconditionally your talent and thoughts with us all through your blogs. So I am truely grateful that I have the means to use the internet and connect with you and other wonderfully talented people like Nicole .....
    Congrats on the 60,000 hits and thanks for the chance to win such a beautiful stamp set.

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  104. You are so right - those PTI trees are fab!

    I am thankful for wonderful bloggers that like to giveaway RAKs. Thanks-

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  105. I am thankful for the wonderful life God had created for us and rubber stamps!

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  106. hi Susan,
    Love your cards.....I don't own any PTI stamps...it is so costly to ship them to Canada but I may just have to look into that more since I usually see something from them every day that I love. Thanks for being an enabler to shop....giggle!

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  107. Most of all I am grateful for my husband and my babies.

    Your work is so beautiful and inspiring. thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  108. I'm grateful/thankful for good health and strength, and a job I enjoy and a boss who is my friend. Thanks for the opportunity to win the "Through the Trees" set, I nearly swooned too! Love your blog!!

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  109. Those trees certainly are gorgeous! I am grateful I made it to retirement where it seems I find a new way to simplify my life every day......hmmmm because that means more time to stamp, create, surf and blog. Your blog is terrific and I look forward to it every day!

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  110. This is a truly beautiful set!
    I'm thankful for my coworkers, who make my otherwise somewhat stressful job fun.
    And I'm thankful for your blog. I can always count on it for some great ideas, CAS style!
    Petra

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  111. Such an awesome set!! These would be perfect for sending thinking of you and missing you cards to soldiers for operationwritehome.org!

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  112. Susan, your site is amazing and I visit everytime you post! Love your cards. Oh, I'm very grateful for my family, and my job and of course, the time and resources to be able to create!

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  113. Your site is amazing and I visit everytime you post! Love your cards. Oh, I'm very grateful for my family, and my job and of course, the time and resources to be able to create!

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  114. Wow! Although I have other tree sets, this one is going on my wish list right away -- it is all that I wished the other sets were! Today, besides being grateful for your blog, I am grateful for getting to spend the day with my six month old grandson.

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  115. Congratulations on reaching
    60,000! I really enjoy your blog
    and your work. I am grateful for this
    wonderful hobby! This new set from
    PTI looks amazing. Thanks for a
    chance to win it.

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  116. Congratulations on 60,000 hits! This set is so lovely - I find myself always needing different kinds of trees, and this set really covers it!

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  117. I am grateful for the Internet and my laptop. Only recently I got my laptop and since I have had it I have been so inspired by the wonderful women out in Internetland. Not to forget I have learned so much new techniques.

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  118. You are right! The set is gorgeous. I look forward to seeing what you do with it! Today I am grateful for my sweet husband who watched all three of our boys last night so that I could have dinner with the girls!

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  119. What an awesome set that is! I am grateful for good health and a wonderful family and awesome friends! Thanks for your great blog, too:)

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  120. I've been thinking about those trees (especially the birch tree cut-out) non-stop since I saw them on the PTI blog yesterday! I hope they've ordered *plenty* of that set from the supplier, as I see this one selling out immediately.

    As for gratitude? Right now I'd have to say my breastmilk pump, which I got used and is still going strong for my third kid (who is napping sweetly as I type). It makes my nipples about two inches long (each) but being able to leave the little one and do such crazy things as go grocery shopping alone is totally worth it!

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  121. I'm grateful that spring is around the corner (see how optimistic I'm being too! Double points!)

    I'm grateful for your blog and the wonderful bright spot it is in my day.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  122. This set is so beautifully crafted and so versatile!! The samples are beauty and simplicity combined. Wow!

    Today I am grateful for having a house that is heated to keep out the bitter cold, wind and snow.

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  123. Ummm...yes! I wish I had a gift certificate to PTI too!! Those trees are awesome...and the samples Nichole made are fantastic. (Just like yours!)

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  124. Today I'm most grateful for the people around you who are your enablers because without them we wouldn't get the huge pleasure of your perspective, talent, and generosity EVERY day. (I'm terribly jealous that you have a resident kitchen-lover, by the way. Go GEORGE! I hate kitchens.)

    Yes, love the trees. I have hundreds of stamps but not one tree because until now all the ones available have seemed so stiff and cliche.

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  125. I wish I had a PTI certificate, too! Woo-Hoo for you!!! Thanks for the chance to win.

    Becky P.

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  126. I fell in love with the birch tree image when I saw it yesterday on Nicole's blog. Today, I am grateful for the chance to win the set. Either way, I will own it.

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  127. Love that set. Just what I need, a new temptation! I do look forward to your blog. Thank you for taking the time to do it. I love being inspired! Thank you also for turning me on to papertrey!
    Bridget

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  128. WOW congrats on all your hits Susan! I too am loving that new set!

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  129. I love trees. I love that your elements are separate. I love the simplicity of your cards. I NEED this new set.

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  130. I am truly grateful for my internet friends.

    And I am glad I started making cards. Although, I really need to get back to my scrapbook. lol

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  131. Congratulations on your 60K hits!!
    That PTI set is fantastic!! Thank so much for your generosity.

    God bless
    Giovana

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  132. I am so grateful to have the day off today.... and a chance to sleep in. :) My job starts at 5 am so I am thrilled to have a day to relax.
    That PTI set is amazing! Thanks for an opportunity at your blog candy. And congrats on your blog. I found it a couple of weeks ago and immediately bookmarked it!
    DeniseB

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  133. I am incredibly thankful as 2010 starts... my husband landed the job of his dreams, even in this crazy economy; we were blessed with the arrival of son #2 in November - and to see the boys interact melts my heart everyday.

    And so thankful to have a creative outlet like stamping and inspiration like your blog!
    -Amy Kilbreath

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  134. I am grateful for my boys (5 & 7) who appreciate my attempts at stamping. My 5 year old always tells me that he thinks my creations are beautiful, and they both always want to make cards with me (I'm not always thankful for that, but hey ...).

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  135. What an awesome set! I saw it on Nicole's blog and have decided I need it!

    I'm grateful for my parents. They are two wonderful people who have always been "there" for me, and especially now as I'm going through a very rough time. My parents are The Best. :-)

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  136. YES! This set is soooo pretty! It really caught me off guard as I'm not usually a tree stamper but WOW!

    I'm grateful today for a good friend coming to make fudge with my six children, it makes me happy to see them so excited!

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  137. Love your simplicity! Totally CASED one of your Christmas cards this year. I was so behind and the ease of your card got me through!!

    Everyday, I am grateful we have a roof over our heads, can put food on our table and have the good Lord to watch over us. And I am most grateful for my husband.

    Thank you so much for this opportunity and your wonderful generosity.

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  138. I'm thankful that you are willing to share your humor, vision and talent through your blog. It is one of my favorites and I am thrilled that you have so many followers!! No surprise there!

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  139. I am grateful for health and my family! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  140. Lisa M. (rn4bbs on SCS)January 12, 2010 at 12:53 PM

    Today I'm grateful for ABBA...happy music :)

    Thanks for the give-away chance!!

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  141. How generous of you, Susan! Today I'm grateful for the sunshine in Palm Springs.

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  142. Thanks for the giveaway chance!

    I am thankful for my upcoming baby...only 3 more weeks til she arrives! (Perfect for the latest PTI release, huh? ;)

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  143. This is a beautiful, fresh look at trees ~ love it! I am thankful for having good health and a new start to the new year!

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  144. I'm swooning with you! Iam thankful for my health and my family, as well as your generosity in sharing your talents with us. Happy New Year!

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  145. Great set! I am grateful for my family - especially my baby girl. She brings a smile to my face several times, everyday.

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  146. I love PTI's Through The Trees, too. It's a fabulous set from all that I've seen so far.

    I'm thankful for my DH and for every day we have together.

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  147. Congratulations on reaching 60,000 hits! Guess there are lots of others who like your blog as much as I do. Today, I'm grateful for your generosity in wanting to share that 2nd fabulous set! I'm also appreciative of your creativity, sense of humor and dedication to your blog; it's one of my favorites.

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  148. I love PTI's products but the shipping charges/policies to Canada mean I can't order any. And January 14th is my Birthday. So I will remain positive. Whether I win or not, your latest cards are wonderful and that's the best thing.

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  149. Susan, I am grateful today for people like you who share their love of papercrafting with people like me. Congrats on the 60000 hits! (Forgive the grammar. lol!)

    Diane M

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  150. Wow, I love the trees! Today, I'm definitely grateful for you - your inspiration and your generosity. Thank you. Heather

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  151. This PTI release is full of wonderful stuff...which is bad for my wallet ;).
    I am grateful for life, health and for my beautiful family.

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  152. Love the new PTI trees! I am thankful for my family and no snow this year in Seattle.

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  153. I saw the preview of this set and it is awesom! I love love love your cards!! THANKS

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  154. I am grateful that today it snowed, and it did NOT stick! Congrats on 60,000 hits. You deserve it!

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  155. I'm a newbie to your blog (found it about a week ago) and LOVE your work.
    I'm with you on the thud re: the PTI trees. There are so many lovely stamps sets out there but this one is just. exactly. perfect.

    Congratulations on your blog milestone!!

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  156. I'm really grateful for so many things. But today, I'm grateful for the fact that the weatherman called for snow and we didn't get any. After the 2' feet we've received recently, we needed a break :-) Thanks for the opportunity to win this set. I love trees. And lately I've been loving PTI. I just purchased three new sets from them.

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  157. Hello Susan! I hope you have sufficiently recovered from your thud. I agree, this set is gorgeous! I am grateful that I still have a steady 40 hour/week job, when I know others who do not.

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  158. I love this set and love the cards that Nicole has made already. I am grateful that while my children have had their share of rare injuries, they have never been faced with a life threatening illness. I am grateful that my husband loves me and that I love him. I am grateful that I have a wonderful, loving, intact family.

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  159. Fabulous set. I'm loving it. I am grateful that my son, my parents and my siblings. I am grateful that we are all healthy.

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  160. I'm thankful for creative people who share their creativity, as you do, for love, health, and happiness.

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  161. Today I'm grateful for my eyesight! I was able to read all of the great comments; I've enjoyed seeing your creations and learning your logic behind the designs; and I was able to appreciate the talent behind the PTI tree stamps!

    Thanks for the opportunity to win a set...you know, I glanced through (thankful for my eyes) my current inventory of stamps and I can't believe it - I don't have any trees!

    Thanks again for your time and your sharing your talent.
    Sincerely, Beverly

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  162. How sweet of you - thanx for the inspiration and great blog candy opp! I'm grateful for feeling better than yesterday and (hopefully) worse than tomorrow! My eldest and I have had a wicked cold since the weekend and methinks it's beginning to wane! YAY!

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  163. I'm grateful for my husband - my best friend and the love of my life.

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  164. I am grateful that you don't do an intelligence test on us before we can subscribe to your blog!! If so, I am so out of here! I went to Nicole's blog and thought, "Well, this is a cute stamp but not jaw dropping!!" That was before I scrolled farther down and saw just how much is included!! WOW!!! This new set would pretty much mark off all the requirements I have been looking for in a great set for trees!! I love this set now! See, I have something else to be grateful for! I have found the perfect tree stamps!

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  165. I am grateful for prayers and support from friends and family.

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  166. Today, I am grateful for my husband's patience. The Christmas tree will get put away before January ends, I promise!

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  167. Absolutely gorgeous stamp set - would love to have it!

    Grateful for just being alive!

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  168. I am grateful for an understanding and supportive boss!
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  169. What a wonderful stamp set and I do love your blog! I get a daily "Gratefulness" quote on my computer. Here is one of the latest.
    "Cherish all your happy moments: They make a fine cushion for old age." - Booth Tarkington

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  170. I am always so in awe of your talent. I recently found your blog and I check it every morning with my coffee now. You always make simple look so elegant. I wish I had the knack for it the way you do. I really enjoy your blog! :) You have opened my eyes up to a whole new way of looking at stamps and I have to say that I have found that since I found your blog my wish list has quadrupled! PTI is on the top of that list. I had no idea what wonderful, amazing stamps the put out. My lss doesn't carry many....I will be requesting many now! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

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  171. Oh, my! "Thud!" is almost an understatement, isn't it? What a drop-dead, gorgeous set! I've been a subscriber of yours for a few months now, and absolutely look forward to your posts... so it's probably not surprising that the thing I'm grateful for right now is my internet connection, lol. When it's out, like it has been too often lately, I feel like a junkie deprived of his dope! I need my doses of eye candy! ~BetsyZ.

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  172. Today I'm grateful for the winter sun shining through my windows and warming my shoulders.

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  173. what a generous offer! love this set! I am grateful for so much but today, that I am safe. My heart and mind are on Haiti...

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  174. Yes those stamps are lovely. Could be used for both female and male cards. Lovely. I'm grateful for being able to enjoy my life and all that it is!

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  175. This looks like a fantastic set that could be used in so many ways. I would love to own it.

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  176. Wow, 60,000 hits! I am not the least bit surprised. I love your cards, love reading your witty blog and evidentially, so do LOTS of others. Congrats Susan. I am grateful for the changes that I have decided to make in 2010.

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  177. Congratulations on your 60,000. I am not at all surprised, I love visiting here.
    I am grateful for a nephew from Australia, whose visit is delighting the whole family.

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  178. Not to be cheesy, but I'm grateful for your website and creativity as it inspires me! Many blessings to you and yours!

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  179. I'm grateful for your examples of simple, elegant designs. I especially enjoy peaceful tree scenes.
    Colleen

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  180. Susan, thank you for bringing simplicity into the realm of not being simplistic in looks. I've often been afraid of simple for fear of looking cheap, or whatever. You've elevated your cards into the highest realms of 'I can do this' and 'It looks great'. Thank you for sharing this talent with us all.

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  181. Congratulations on 60K hits, that is crazy! I'm so happy to have found your blog through Sue Berker.

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  182. I'm grateful for life and the chance to visit your blogs!

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  183. susan, i am soo thankful for your consistent and abundant talent. i visit every day, love what you offer every day, and am always inspired by you.....every day. thank you for sharing every day. you have such amazing talent.
    marty ferraro

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  184. grateful for our infant son who just started smiling!

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  185. I am grateful for sunshine and my one year old standing on her own for a couple of seconds and her subsequent smile. True happiness!!
    Thanks for the opportunity!
    Mariana

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  186. I love this set! I will definately have to have it for my collection. I also love your blog.

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  187. I love your cards, blog...Thanks for the chance to win a prize.

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  188. Love your blog and all your creations! Love the simplicity - yet very effective!
    I am thankful that God is always faithful - specially in hard times. He never lets his children down! Amen!

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  189. It is a TREAT to open my E-mail each morning and view Susan's newest creation. Gives me hope that I, a new card creator, can design my own card fronts. Love the Trees set.... what am I thankful for? Friends! Love my husband and family, but FRIENDS help us get over the speed bumps of life, share the joys, and keep giving us hope and faith that life is worth living.

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