Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Share a Story winners!

Thanks to all of you for sharing your stories. I loved reading them. I decided I love an interactive blog! Anyway, I wish I had enough for all of you, but since I don't, I had my son pick 4 winners. Since I have no idea how to use to choose multiple winners, I was forced to revert to the old fashioned method of writing numbers on bits of paper and having someone choose. That someone was my home from college son, Danny. So, thanks to him, the following ladies will be receiving a twine sampler of 9 colors:

"missstamper said...

When my oldest daughter was a toddler some mornings her dad would be the one to get her ready and take her to daycare. He tried to fix her hair, but to no avail. The daycare ladies were so nice, because when I came to pick her up, her hair would be nicely braided!"
missstamper....I need a way to contact you! Send me an email address or let me know if you are on the Cricut message board and I can contact you there!
"Teresa said...
Okay this is my second attempt at typing out this story...The first one got eaten by my iPad!! LOL!

My story also has to do with decorating the Christmas tree and some lessons learned this year. Decorating the tree at my house is a family affair, including grandkids. We decorated really late this year due to my being out of town the first week of December due to a death on my side of the family. So we decorated this past week. I learned three major lessons through all of this. First, we usually decorate with all the grandkids. Due to the lateness and just lack of being able to get it all together the older two grandchildren were not there. Well since they do not really seem to be into it usually anyhow I didn't think that really mattered much until this past weekend when the oldest (almost 15) said "where is my ornament?" and that made me think that no matter how old or how uninvolved they may seem a tradition is still important.

Second, as we were decorating the tree I pulled out what I thought was an old and "lost its usefulness" ornament. I stated I don't think I am going to put this one on the 29 y/o daughter looked at me and replied "well I made that and I think it needs to go on the tree" so second lesson learned no matter how old the child is or how much I think an ornament has lost its luster it is still important.

The final lesson I learned this Christmas season I learned while sitting at the bedside of my dying aunt. I am a huge procrastinator and the reason we did not decorate the tree is cause I kept putting it off. Well being with family the week of my aunt's final days and then her viewing and funeral made me realize that it is really important to make time to do things with family. So no more procrastinating about doing things. That tree was up the weekend after Thanksgiving and I had the whole week off school but needed time to recoup so did not want to bother doing all that. Well, God did not promise us tomorrow so I plan on doing things with my children and grandchildren while I can and not putting things off anymore.

Sorry for rambling on...but those are the three main lessons I learned this Christmas far anyway."

"BethanyR said...
My favorite Christmas story is about my middle son. When he was in fifth grade his social studies teacher asked the kids, when they returned back to school after Christmas break, to write about their family holiday traditions. Food seems to be important to my son Jon because from early on whenever he had to write about his family it mentioned food. One of our traditions is on Christmas day I make crepes for breakfast. Jon didn't know how to spell crepes but he gave it his best shot. His teacher called him up to her desk to ask him what he was trying to say as his essay read...."My mom makes crap for Christmas breakfast. She makes the best craps in the world, beside my presents her crap is my favorite part of Christmas day". I have the essay and it is framed!..."

"Scrappin Dhilly said...
My favorite Christmas story was when my youngest of two children was 9 years old and questioning whether or not Santa really exists. I have always told my kids that "You must believe to receive". Well, one day when Mom isn't around, my 9 year old son asks his Dad, "is Santa real?" My husband responds, "no". He doesn't bother to play along or anything, plain and simple, "no". As soon as I get home my son bursts out, "you have been lying to me, Santa is not real, and you even lied about the Tooth Fairy and the Easter Bunny, you're a liar!" I was totally heart broken, my poor baby. That was about four years ago, I still tell my kids, "you have to believe to receive!" Happy holidays and thanks for the fun giveaway!'

Congratulations, ladies! I will be contacting you for your addresses. Oh, here's a picture of the 4 twine will be coming your way very soon!

Have fun with your twine!


  1. So excited to win some yummy twine! Thanks so much!

  2. You're welcome! I'm hoping to get this in the mail to you tomorrow. I'm also a twine lover!

  3. Thank you so much! Wow! I feel so lucky!

  4. I need to get a hold of you miss stamper! Can you send me your e-mail address?

  5. I sent it to you via a message on the Cricut Community the other day, but here it is again:

    missstamper (at)

    Thanks so much. :)

  6. Sorry, misstamper. I just went to the cricutboard and saw your PM a few minutes ago. I don't know why I didn't get notification! I will send your twine out tomorrow....thanks for your patience, and for visiting my blog!

  7. No problem Carole! I am just so excited to be a winner! Thanks again!


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