Want to meet an angel? And win a giveaway? :)

(Warning: This is a long post.  But keep reading – it is worth it. 🙂

Know any angels?

I know one.

Her name is Connie Williams.

She owns my local stamp store, Stamp Your Art Out.  And owns a stamp company called Verses Stamp Company.

Why is Connie an angel?  She is extremely giving.  She is constantly doing fundraisers to support Hospice. She is thoughtful in many ways.

So… a couple days ago, I got an email from her offering $100 to help pay to ship the cards for the Card Drive to Africa.  I was floored!  That will be so very helpful.  (I had intended to cover the costs of shipping the prizes and shipping the cards, so this was a nice gesture on her part.)

I encourage you to visit her online store.  She has all greeting stamps for every occasion… even those hard-to-find ones. Here are some cards I did with Verses stamps…

Verses 1
Verses Thinking of You Stamp (I covered the tops of the flowers with paper flowers)
Black Memories Ink
Doodlebug flowers
Hero Arts pearls
Bo Bunny paper
Stampin' Up punch
Creative Impressions ribbon

Get Well Verses7
Verses Get Well Vertical Stamp
Hero Arts Bird stamp and gems and clear card
Black Memories Ink
Doodlebug flowers
Bo Bunny paper
Creative Impressions ribbon
Prismacolor colored pencils
(For a video showing the coloring technique on the bird, click HERE.)

Hug Verses
Verses Sending a Hug Stamp
Hero Arts heart stamps (hearts and circles), notecards and gems
Cuttlebug Embossing
Black Memories Ink
(This card is short on the front. The top of the front half is at the green line. The pink is on the inside of the card.)

This one I have shared before, but it has a Verses stamp…


Verses Thoughts and Prayers stamp
Making Memories, Bo Bunny and Scenic Route papers
Hero Arts pearls and flowers and notecard
Creative Impressions silk ribbon

Here are some of my other favorite Verses stamps:

  • On THIS page, "BB0601-E Twinkle, Twinkle" is a clever birthday stamp. Oh, and I LOVE vertical greetings like "BB0424-C Happy Birthday Vertical."
  • THIS page has great stamps about faith.
  • On THIS page, I have to get "S0117-B Even More."
  • "Get Well" cards are tough.  THIS page has a great ones: "W0626-F Cozy & Comfy."
  • On THIS page, "QQ0837-F Souls in this world" is fun for a friend. Another good one is "QQ0833-D Friends Beside You".  This was in FABULOUS for any Christians out there: "QQ0834-D God's Promise."

She also has cool card and envelope templates HERE. This is my favorite…


And $2 rub-ons?  Woohoo!  Look HERE.

Thanks again, Connie.  This world needs more angels like you!

Now… time for a giveaway!  Connie gave me a few stamps to give as prizes here.  So, leave a comment telling me what your favorite greeting message is (can be as simple as "thank you") on this post by Thursday at 11:59PM and I will pick TWO winners of theses TWO stamps:

Picture 2   Picture 3

Oh, and a big thanks to a few others, including Cass and Jill, who have sent a bit of money to cover the shipping costs.  I appreciate it more than you know! 

Come back tomorrow – it's Card Drive Prize Time! 🙂

OK… off to veg a bit! 

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217 thoughts on “Want to meet an angel? And win a giveaway? :)”

  1. My favorite greeting is probably just “Happy Birthday”, “Thank you”, and of course, “sending you hugs”. Whenever I get a message like that it feels so heartfelt and nice.

  2. Sometimes I’m just thinking of someone and want to send them a card. It’s usually just “Sending you a hug.” It’s always fun to receive something unexpected!

  3. I love any stamp that includes “Merry Christmas” I love Christmas and I am thankful that we can still say “Christmas” on a card!!!

  4. Yes, Connie is a sweetie! Love her store and love her ‘verses’!

    My favorite sentiment? Probably “thanks a bunch” because I love to make cards with flowers. But, I’ve recently fallen in love with a Hero sentiment, ‘you hoo’, which I like to put on the front of a card, followed by ‘thank you’ or ‘it’s your birthday’ on the inside.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win some great blog candy!

  5. My favorite stamp to use for a birthday card, going to a female of course….

    Live it up Girlfriend
    It’s your day!
    Happy Birthday

    I just got it at the beginning of the year, and have ended up using it on EVERY female birthday card I have done this year. Its small in size – about 1″ by 2″ – which makes it perfect for a tag on the front…


  6. “Thinking of You” is a favorite of mine because it can go for many reasons (thank you, get well, prayer, etc) – I make extra cards and have them ready in my drawer

  7. I am always wondering what kind of messages to put on my card. I am a person with few words. So ‘sending you hugs’ seems to be perfect for me.

  8. Right now my favorite has been “missing you”.

    I moved to Oregon from California last year, and I have been missing my friends and family.

    Beautiful work.

  9. My most used are the “Happy Birthday” stamps, but I would like a few more all occasion stamps, like “sending you hugs”…. I’m sending hugs to that generous Angel! How sweet of her…

  10. ahh…that’s so sweet of her!! we do need more angels like her!

    your cards are so beautiful too.

    my favorite greeting message is “wish you were here”!

  11. My, My, My- More wonderful stamps for me to lust after. Jennifer you are so blessed to have so many wonderful friends in this business that are willing to give in so many ways! Yours is a charmed life indeed my friend… Off to visit Connie’s online store!!!

  12. My favorite saying I LOVE YOU!! Followed by Thinking of you! Just wanted to say Hello! and of course sending you hugs! (who doesnt love those! LOL!)
    Thanks for a FUN give away! off to check out your friends store!!
    Thanks for all your BEAUTIFUL INSPIRATION!
    Have a GREAT day!

  13. Thinking of You is my favorite because it can be used in so many different ways; fun, sad, any holiday, etc.

    Love all your cards!

  14. I like simple ones like “Just a Note” or “Thinking of You”. They work for just about any occasion!

  15. I have a stamp that says “Oh Happy Day!” and I use that a lot. It covers a lot of occasions.

    I’m a new reader of your blog so I didn’t get into the card drive (or really know what it was about) until too late. But I am so excited that you are doing this for your nieces and nephew! I’ve been to Africa and want to go back to take care of orphans. This just warms my heart.

    I wish I lived closer because I want to be your friend! You are so cool!

    Amanda D.
    Gloucester, Massachusetts

  16. I like the sending you a hug. Living far from my family and old friends that saying would get alot of use.

    I love your cards-i get alot of inspiration from you. thanks for sharing

    and thank you for the chance to win!

  17. I think my favorite sentiment these days is “just because” since it makes any card or note an event of sorts. I love it! Thanks for offering the free stamps to some lucky person!

  18. I love “thinking of you” to send to my friends back home…since we were relocated.

    I love your cards and blog!

  19. I so want sending you a hug. Just love the card. Everything you do is amazing!
    Thanks for sharing.

  20. I like the thought of sending hugs because that pretty much covers birthdays, in memory of, I miss you, etc. It is really universal:)
    So glad that your card drive is going so well! Crafters are amazing people!
    StacyS. (Alberta, Canada).

  21. My favorite sentiment is “Oh Happy Day” because it can do so much– it can be for a special day celebration, it can be a thank you, it can cheer someone up or just be because the birds are singing and the sun is out!

  22. I like “sending you hugs” cause it makes me feel warm and fuzzy when I read it and I am sure the person who receives a card with that message will feel the same. 🙂 Thanks, Jennifer.

  23. “Sending you big hugs” is one I really like. I like the short and sweet ones!!! Love the cards you make, keep them coming!!!

  24. One of my faves is HELLO! But I really love that stamp above “Sending you a hug” I love that font. Can’t wait to get my hands on that one!

  25. I think the sentiment I use the most is probably Happy Birthday! 🙂 But I do like that one about Thinking of you… very versatile.

    It’s so nice to see so many folks supporting your card drive. Really shows that “give and it shall be given” does work. 😉

  26. My favorite and most commonly used sentiment is “Thinking of You” as it covers almost all the bases!

  27. Connie sounds like a very giving lady. So nice you can give back to her and us by posting the link. Your cards are beautiful as always. As for my favorite sentiment… I do thank you cards most often, but love Sending a hug your way.

  28. Love the “Sending you a Hug” – very versatile! Thank you for the wonderful blog – I check in with you often since I so admire your style.

  29. I would have to say my favorite sentiment is “Thinking of You”. Many times that is what prompts me to send a card to someone. Most of the time there is no ‘real’ occasion. I was just thinking of them. Heck how else would I get rid of all these cards I make! lol

  30. I love hearing about sweet people like Connie. It is so heart-warming and inspiring. 🙂

    I my favorite sentiment would probably be “thinking of you”. I love how you can use it on just about any kind of card. And I think it is nice let somenone know you are actually “THINKING” about them 🙂

  31. Love, love, love the yellow “thinking of you” card. I would enjoy sending or receiving this card – it reminds me of sunshine and daffodils. Enjoy your blog and appreciate your sharing your creativity.

  32. “Thinking of you” would be my pick. Love your cards, they are so cute. Thanks for the giveaways that you do.
    Debbi M

  33. I have 2 favorites that I use all the time because they are so versatile – “thinking of you”, and “sending hugs”. They can fit all sorts of occasions!

  34. These are wonderful cards….you always inspire me Jenn… I love alot of sentiments, but today I’m feeling ….sending hugs!! We can all use more hugs-right?

  35. hi jennifer. my favorite saying right now would have to be this stamp i recently bought “cow’s it going?” and of course it goes w/ my cow stamp.
    thanks for the chance to win. 🙂

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