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Happy birthday giveaway… news… links… oh my!

Lots of randomness for ya today.

First, today is the birthday of one of my favorite friends, Tim Holtz.  I tell ya, this guy is a good one.  Loyal, genuine, real and so stinkin' funny.  Oh, and yes, I guess you could call him talented, too.  :)  In honor of his birthday, I thought I would have a giveaway of a few of his products that I had extras of.  (Includes a set of his cling stamps, a Distress Ink and two Distress Stickles.)

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I picked a winner from a previous post (you never know when I am going to do this!) and the winner is Kelli!  I emailed ya.

Next…

In case you didn't see, two very kind and talented scrappers now have their own product line.  I admire this so much – I never would be able to do it!  But these two will create amazing stuff without a doubt.  First is Elizabeth, who will have a line with one of my favorite companies, American Crafts.  Next is Margie, who will have a line with Advantus.  I can't wait to see it at CHA!  Congrats to these girls!

Also…

Kate – one of the girls we collect cards for in our card drive – really needs some prayers.  She got some bad news today that her tumor is still in her brain, with blood vessels running through it.  They were hoping it would be gone, but are now trying to figure out what is next.  Please pray for Kate… and especially for her family who are having a rough day.  Thanks.

Next…

Thought I would share a layout from this month's Creating Keepsakes.  It shows photos of my nieces and nephew in Africa opening cards that I collected here in my first card drive.  (They had recently left the US and moved to Africa with their parents to do mission work.  We collected cards of encouragement.)  They LOVED the cards and I was so glad that Kristin took these photos for me.

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(c) Creating Keepsakes (shows using rub-ons on metal circles)

Finally…

Time for cool links:

  • Kathy has been creating fun new things lately – check THIS and BIG GIVEAWAY HERE.
  • Kandis did AMAZING pages HERE.
  • Adorable card HERE.
  • Stunning cards HERE.

Off to do some work.  Oh, and Go Longhorns!