Thursday, December 16, 2010

A little present for you..and you...and YOU!

Good morning! Happy {icy} Thursday to you!

Because we're cooped up here with no school and fun, cold temps, I needed a little something to warm up my spirits and what's better for that than gift giving!?

First from BasicGrey:
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We are offering an adorable FREE calendar wallpaper a month for all of 2011!! How cool is that?! January's is already available for download and you can pick the screen size that works best with your monitor. Easy peasy! I so love this and I have to confess, I've already downloaded it so I'm ready to go come January 1!

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Also, the PageMaps/Scrapbooks & Cards Today giveaway is still going on through noon tomorrow! Simply enter HERE for a chance to win an adorable 2011 calendar with proceeds going toward Breast Cancer research both in the US and Canada! Such a good cause and such an amazing calendar!

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And last but not least, I have one more collection pack (plus a few bonus goodies!) of JOVIAL (my favorite holiday like EVER!) to give away to one of you amazing and lucky blog readers! Simply leave your name and something "holiday-ish" ;) on this post also by FRIDAY, December 17th at NOON Eastern so I can have a chance to get it in the mail to you in time for the holidays!

And just to let you know - I have one final holiday goodie to giveaway in the next couple of days! You won't want to miss it! I promise it's the best so far!

Have a wonderful day!
xoxo,
k.

191 comments:

A Sarasota said...

Good Thursday morning! Home today baking snickerdoodles and decorating sugar cookies to make the house smell warm and yummy, cause it's cold even here in south Florida!
make it a great day!
alecia

Casey Wright said...

Happy Thursday! I LOVE that line of BG! For me, I'm working on sewing a little apron for my little girl to go along with her kitchen set that she's getting for Christmas :) AND listening to holiday music - it never gets old for me :)

ArlaMo said...

Merry Christmas! Jovial is my favorite as well! Off to my 1st grader's Holiday Concert today and then swim meets (not so holiday-ish...)

Scrappy Jean said...

Happy Holidays! Looking forward to spending time with family. Thanks for the opportunity to win some
basic grey.

Christine Campbell said...

Merry Chrismtas Kelly!!! I'm so behind on the card making but as soon as I'm off of this computer I'm getting some more done. We've got out secret Santa at work on Friday and I need at least one for that. LOL. I work well under pressure. :)

joel & ginny said...

We have a snowy day here today. I started some holiday baking last night, and I hope to do some more today. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Shel said...

What a wonderful holiday surprise! I'll be sure to drool over it while I'm baking 17 different kinds of cookies this weekend! Heehee

Kristen said...

Chestnuts roasting on a open fire...how's that for holiday-ish. :) ~Kristen

Anonymous said...

love tat collection too ;) It is our first snow day here in canada and lovin' all the snow and looking forward to great Christmas memories :) MErry ChRiStmas!!
Karlynn

Kelly Massman said...

Finally getting excited for the Holidays! I'm baking sugar cookies with two Chinese girls I tutor on Saturday if the weather holds up! Their first time! They are so excited--so I am so excited! :-) Thanks for a chance to win!

Shannon Hager said...

JOVIAL might be my most favorite Christmas line ever. I'm so in love with the cute snowmen! We are getting so excited for Christmas in our house. We are looking forward to 2 weeks of relaxing, baking, crafting, and movie time!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! I'm looking forward to being off of work for a few days and spending time with extended family. I LOVE this collection...well, actually I LOVE anything Basic Grey! :)

SherryG said...

I have not seen much of the Jovial line in person.

Holiday-ish has to wait until I finish giving exams and grading them next week. I'm in a Humbug mood for that reason. Maybe winning some Jovial would cheer me up and get me in the spirit.

Kelly said...

finished making DH's treats for coworkers. Made 25 bags!! My birthday is tomorrow.
I'll be 42... wow....just wow....

Abby said...

Love Jovial!!! Today I'm addressing 50 homemade cards to hopefully get them mailed tomorrow. And this weekend I'll be celebrating Christmas with my son and his wife. Would love some Jovial to scrap this weekend's photos! :) Thanks for your generosity!

Happy holidays!
-Abby

Cynthia B. said...

Happy Holidays! Just sitting with a cup of cocoa, taking a break from gift-wrapping, before I head off to my daughter's school to help with winter parties. Jovial is my favorite BG holiday line too, so thank you for spreading some Christmas cheer around with a chance to add this treat to our stocking!

carriegel said...

I'm in the middle of a cookie baking marathon. Thanks for the chance to win.

Romy said...

Thanks so much for this amazing giveaway. And let's talk about Christmas...mmm... we put up our Christmas tree and decorated it last weekend and in just a few days time our whole house turned into a Christmas paradise...my mom has hung reindeers, holly berries, ornaments etc. etc. everywhere. LOL, at first it drove me a little crazy, but now I think I love it:) December always has something wonderful and I love that.

Abby said...

WOW Thanks!!! Feliz Navidad!!!!! that's Merry Christmas in Spanish!!! Hope you have a wonderful one!!!

scrapbookaholicbyabby@yahoo.com

Marinette said...

Merci de nous donner l'opportunité de gagner ce magnifique kit jovial, moi aussi je l'adore
Pour les vacances de noël j'aimerai bien qu'il y ait un peu de neige, surtout le jour de NOël , ça serait vraiment magique
Je suis en train de penser à ça devant ma tasse de café

Lisa said...

AAHH!! I just picked up the Jovial collection at the scrapbook store and then put it back on the shelf because my conscience got the better of me. I was there to get the finishing touches for my MIL's present and still had to go get presents for my son's bday which is today. No spending on myself. And here you are tempting me again!!! I love, love this collection. Maybe it's fate.

Heather V said...

We are still finding more and more decorations to deck the halls at our house! With all the holiday band concerts, final exams (for me), church Christmas programs etc. I just started my December Daily album yesterday. The Jovial line would be perfect to complete it! Thanks so much for the chance :)

Shirley said...

Happy Holidays! Just realized that Christmas is next week and I haven't wrapped any presents. Eeeek!

Anya said...

We went ice skating with my kids yesterday. It was a dreat time to spent with my kids during holidays and a fun page for my December Daily. Great giveaway, Kelly! Thanks!

Addie said...

Merry Christmas! I still need to shop and decorate the tree! The desktop wallpaper & paper pak look wonderful!

Tracy Durcan said...

Awesome!!! Have a merry Christmas and a happy new year! :)

Rebecca said...

happy christmas! Only 9 days to go!

Colby said...

SO in love with that collection pack. Yummy goodies! As for something Christmas-y, here's a recipe for Christmas Bark that I've made for the past several years, after seeing this recipe posted by Stacey Kiebler. It's easy and so yummy!

Christmas Bark
*Makes approximately 40 pieces

1 sleeve saltine crackers
1 cup butter
1/2 cup light brown sugar
12. oz. semisweet chocolate morsels
1 cup. chopped nuts
Parchment paper (a must)!

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Place crackers in one layer on parchment lined baking sheet with sides.
3. Melt butter and brown sugar in medium saucepan. Cook for 3 minutes,
stirring constantly.
4. Pour butter/sugar mixture over the crackers and spread evenly.
5. Bake for 15 minutes.
6. Remove from oven and sprinkle with chocolate morsels. When they start
to melt, spread evenly over entire layer of crackers.
7. Sprinkle chopped nuts on top.
8. Put in oven with temperature off for a minute or two to let chocolate melt.
9. Refrigerate for one hour or more.
10. Remove from refrigerator and crack into pieces.
Pack in a cute container or holiday tray for great gifts.

Ashly said...

"dont eat a poinsetta or you might regretta" that is what my son is practicing right now in my ear for his kindergarten program tonight. I think its Christmas-y :) I would love to win jovial to scrap his program picts!!!

sarah said...

i LOVE this BG line! i used a couple of the patterned papers for my christmas cards this year :) thanks for the chance to win the collection pack - it's fantasic!

Sophie said...

Happy Holidays! Thanks for the opportunity to win some
basic grey, my favorites. Greetings from Sweden

Shelley said...

The BG Jovial line is very beautiful! I made 36 hand-made Christmas cards and just finished writing a personal note in each one. Happy Holidays!

Stephanne said...

I love the Jovial line!! It's my favorite since... well, Blitzen (I think!) Anyway... something holiday-ish would be the fact that I'm SOO behind in my cmas cards and am doing those today with the hopes that MAYBE they'll be mailed out by next Monday!!

darcy said...

You are so giving, Kelly! Here's my little Christmas thingie.. just heard the idea at my mom's group.. with all the Christmas Cards you get, keep them and each night even after the holiday's are over, let one of your boys pick one family out of the stack and you pray for them before dinner. LOVE this idea and am doing with my girlies after the holiday's!

Darcy Holsopple

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas! I am just now working on a Jovial mini-album for my church Secret Sister! Am loving the beautiful patterns of the Jovial line!! Still have ALL of my baking to do....

Dawn Howells

marilyn said...

Merry Christmas! Gathering info to purchase some gifts for a needy family. Love the Jovial line of paper.

Sarah Mullanix said...

Ooooh yaaayyy, thanks for the chance to win!! I am enjoying my icy day here as well just listening to my holiday music on my blog, finishing up my teacher gifts, and doing a little scrapping (kids are in school even though it's snowy and icy :(
Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!!

Sarah

Jennifer said...

Whispering ... I totally left a conference call I was on (left the receiver on my desk) and went to Starbucks for a Peppermint Mocha. Don't regret it at all ... ahhhh!!! :)

Lisa said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Loving the snow on the ground (as long as I'm not out in it) that's making it look a lot like Christmas today!

just me and z said...

Merry Christmas!! LOVE that line and would love to win. Thank you so much for offering it to a lucky reader!
The trees are up (have been for a month plus), the presents are wrapped, and we are ready for Christmas! I can't wait to see my 4-year-old daughter's face when she opens her gifts. :)

Renee said...

Dashing through the snow in a one horse open sleigh over fields we go laughing all the way...
Drinking hot choc and singing christmas carols because it's freezing right now in SWFL and my kids are loving it! :)

LadyLiz said...

We have icy/snowy weather today too. My husband left work TWO AND A HALF HOURS AGO, and on a normal day the trip would be about 45 minutes or an hour. ICK. But I have been spending the afternoon picking up the house, doing some baking to take with me to my parents house for Christmas, and wrapping gifts.

Tomorrow I'm busting out the scrapbooking stuff and doing some holiday pages, I think. Or maybe I should wait because I really want the giveaway. ;)

Becs Attwood said...

I love the Jovial line, the colors are so warm & inviting - I can't get enough of it! I posted off my first batch of Christmas cards yesterday & wrapped my first gift, it's finally starting to feel like Christmas is really coming!

Elisabeth said...

God Jul, as we say here in Norway, meaning Merry chistmas in english... :o) And since I really live near the Northpole, I'm sure I have been a really nice girl this year....lol...

Jingle said...

Merry Christmas!!!! Well, I'm actually yelling it, but it is so hard to type that way without appearing rude! HA! I hope you truly have a really fantastic holiday season! I LOVE this time of year!!!!

cowboycentral said...

This time of year is alot about keeping secrets at my house. Like me trying not to let my husband know he got "me" a nail gun and compressor for Christmas. As for me, I'm trying to keep secret that our daughter is coming home a week early. I think my surprise tops his this year. The jovial paper would be perfect to scrap captured moments of this event. Merry Christmas and thanks for the giveaway.

Marisa said...

Oooh, thanks for introducing me to Jovial, I haven't been paying scrapbooking for a while subscribing to your blog has left me itching to jump back in, I always love the Basic Grey Christmas lines!

MNJackson said...

Love the Jovial collection as well it is yummy... I just finished the wonderful 2011 Calendar by Basic Grey to replace my last years 2010 Basic Grey calendar. :) It is so awesome ~ I love it!!

We are having unconditionally warm weather in Colorado, no snow just lots of sunshine - Sending warm thoughts your way. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

Norma J

Shawnsgirl315 said...

That paper looks awesome. Today I am finishing helping my five year old make homemade tags for all the gifts he bought for family at Santa's workshop.

carilackner said...

I was never able to get my hands on that collection of BG, it was sold out everywhere. We are home missing all our afternoon activites due to the snow! At least it feels more like Christmas with everything white!

Leslie Murphy said...

We're home enjoying a snow day as well. Just getting ready to wrap presents with my children. I love this time of year!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kelly!

I've been around for all of the BG holiday lines and Jovial is by far my favorite too! Loving your December Daily album and can't wait to see more pages from it!

Tomorrow is cookie baking day and then off to a holiday party on Sunday. Hope your weekend is just as jolly!

K in PA

Karen said...

Oh - I love this one too!! My favorite used to be Dasher but this one is so much more Christmasy!! LOVE IT!! I went shopping today for all my baking supplies. My twin daughters are coming home from College tomorrow and we will spend the entire weekend doing nothing but baking and eating!! I am so excited!

Michelle said...

Merry Christmas Kelly! That calendar page is so pretty! Love the Jovial line!!! Something Christmas-y.. I made a wreath last night with some Wassail. It looks so pretty hanging on the inside of my front door. Take a peek if you have time.. it's on my blog and in my gallery! :) Been baking cookies and wrapping presents.

Bonnie said...

I have not been able to get this line, but I am sure it's as beautiful as all their past Christmas lines, just by seeing your December album, it looks amazing. I have most of my Christmas baking done, and most of my shopping too, just one last person to buy for...my dear Hubby, still do not know what to get him??? Kelly, I would like to take this time to wish you and your family a very merry Christmas, and all the best for 2011!!!

Jennifer said...

Can't wait to start using the calendar. Jovial is my favorite Christmas line! As for something Christmas-y, Santa came to my son's preschool class this morning and brought him the only thing he has asked for, an orange truck. Tonight my daughter and I are making M&M cookies with Christmas M&M's for her school party tomorrow.

Ragnhild said...

Hi!
Today i went shopping for christmas presents, and scrapbooking stuff for myself :)

Genny said...

Well, it's definitely holiday-like outside today. Nice big snowflakes. Luckily the roads are still good for me to get home after work....yep, entering contest at work...not worries the fastest minimizer in the office here!

wendipooh13 said...

HO HO HO!!!! Merry Christmas!!!!!! well hope you are feeling festive and in the holiday mood, I am and am about to work on some neighbor presents.. hope you have a great day.. thanks for the chance

shara said...

I saw these papers at my lss the other day and wished I could of bought everything, so adorable. But I decided to spend my holiday money on someone besides myself.

Michelle Nelson said...

It's coooooold here in the Windy City! Actually the coldest December on record since somewhere in the 1800s I heard. (Don't quote me on the facts - but trust me that it's freeeezing!!!) Some beautiful holiday Basic Grey paper would definitely warm my cockels (just what ARE cockles any way?).

Tracey said...

How about "Merry Christmas"!! It's coming fast! I am so not ready! :P

April Y said...

Almost done all my gifts making, shopping and wrapping, feel so good! Love to receive the pretty BG holiday pack! Must be so fun to play with!

debpaint16 said...

I love this Jovial collection, one of my favorites!! Today, hoping to finish up my Christmas cards, if I can stay awake!! lol Merry Christmas & thanks for a great giveaway & chance to win!!

TracyL said...

My head is spinning from all of the prizes! Merry Christmas Kelly!

Mandi said...

Merry Christmas Kelly!!!

Geralyn said...

Thank you for the chance to win, Kelly! I really love BG's Jovial line. Something holiday-ish? I'm totally loving my December Daily; this year was the first time I made one :)

Meghann said...

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way! Merry Christmas & thanks for the giveaway!

Lisa of In Pencil said...

Thanks for the giveaway! And as for something "holiday-ish", this is my first Christmas season back in the US after living abroad for three years. I think I was the only person excited to see the 'Christmas stuff' out early in the stores- I missed how over-the-top the holiday season is here.

April said...

I jsut finished packing up 7 teacher gifts for Christmas!! Inside are containers that I decorated and filled with Hershey's Kisses, along with a body lotion and a hand sanitizer from Bath & Body Works. Tomorrow is our last day of school before the Holiday break so we're taking them in then. I can't wait to see some happy teachers!!

Thanks for the chance to win!!
- April W

Shawninaz said...

Awesome collection and I don't have it yet! Last night I made a Holiday playlist for my new iPad, finished treat bags, candy cane reindeers and cards for my Team at work, I'm definitely in the Holiday mode. I wish you could you have seen my husband helping my daughter and I wrap candy canes with yarn, and he was really good at it too!

juliescrapbook said...

Joyeux noel! Thanks for the chance to win. This is the first time I set my eyes on this BG collection. OMG!!! Gorgeous.

diana said...

Ho, ho, ho! I love the Jovial line, one of my favourites. It puts me in a very happy mood. Thank you for the chance to win such a great giveaway! ;-)

lunetapatineta said...

WOW!!! Thanks for the chance to win...LOVE the Jovial collection!!!
I´m finishing some cupcakes (with raindeer faces) for my 3 year old little girl to take to her kinder tomorrow. And hope to start (!!!) my december daily mini album...
MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Stacy V said...

There's nothing like staying in and scrapbooking by the Christmas tree when it's uber-cold outside (+ windchill)!! Yes, I'm describing this Saturday afternoon. Jovial is probably my favourite Christmas BG line to date (squeaking past Fruitcake!).

Karen said...

Jovial is the most fantastic Christmas line. I made my Christmas "JOY" banner out of Jovial. It is hanging in my stamping room and makes me very happy.

Sarah C. said...

What fun goodies! Thanks for the chance to win that BG line - so pretty. My "holiday-ish" thing ... I've been baking my annual ginger snaps tonight for friends & family. Smells like Christmas to me. :)

Jasmine said...

Thanks for the chance to win, Kelly... Loveee love lovee BG's Jovial collection.. =) Just finished and sent out most of my christmas cards... And I'mm dreaming of a white christmas, since there's no snow here in this part of california... Merry Christmas.. =)

Kirsten N said...

I am singing along to the Glee Christmas soundtrack - although we haven't actually had that episode here yet in Australia:) Hope you have a lovely Christmas!!

Me, Myself and I.... said...

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells,
Jingle all the way...
Oh what fun, it is to scrap,
with lots of Basic Grey...Hey!

Happy Holidays to you and yours...
Misty

Debi said...

Love everything Basic Grey, especially their beautiful holiday patterns.

Thanks for the chance to win and have a very merry Christmas!

Debi

Meggan said...

Just finished getting packages to Fedex today for relatives that we won't see at Christmas. Relaxing by the Christmas tree and eyeing a candy cane to stir my hot chocolate.
Happy Holidays!

Cin Cin said...

I just saw my little 5 year old in his first Christmas pagent this AM singing Jingle Bells. WHat a fab day! TY for the hance to win, Kelly! ---Cindy S

Melanie said...

It's so fun to hear my 4 year old singing all the Christmas songs this year! I love all his art projects from preschool this year too.

Jane said...

I don't know if I qualify for this awesome giveaway since I live in Croatia but that doesn't matter...love your blog...love Basic Grey and I LOVE LOVE this time of year!! I LOVE everything about it...the light, glitter, the cold....and it seems that most people are kinder this time of year! And my kids....watching their excitment grow!

Michelle Mac said...

Thank you so much - just love this new range and I ADORE your DD 2010 album cover!

I've been making picnic food for our Christmas picnic/swim - it's summer down here in NZ!

Kate aka stinkydudette said...

That is a beautiful download!! I'm all set for January too! And Jovial is my fave Christmas line! Lovin' the rich colors. Hmm... Something Christmassy... I'm way behind my cards! Oops! lol..

isabel scrap said...

Love Jovial... so perfect for Christmas layouts!

la zaz said...

Just finished my gift bags, so happy!
Thanks for the chance to win some BG goodies

Guillauma said...

This year was special, because my parents came to Christmas eve.
Happy Christmas to you and your family.

the mustik said...

I've create some Christmas cards and i feel happy with it... it's the first year I create it by myself.

Arjanne said...

It's snowing here in Holland! I'm a teacher and we had a Christmas celebration at school yesterday evening. Just in the afternoon it began snowing. That was so great, the kids loved it!

Alexandra M said...

Snow today in Paris... so beautiful but COLD !!!!

Anonymous said...

I love the Jovial line also. Maybe I will get lucky and have some joy sent my way!! p.s. Also send some snow to Philly!

Sandy

thriftyfinn said...

Baby, it's cold outside...I hope to win this!

Sonya said...

Thanks for the chance to win! I love the Jovial line too. My "something holiday-ish" is that I will finish my Christmas shopping this weekend so I can enjoy next week with my kids home from school.

Marcy said...

What a gorgeous prize! Getting ready to start baking goodies for all my son's teachers. He started going to public school this year for the first time - we've homeschooled until now, and he's in 9th grade. MERRY CHRISTMAS! Thanks for the chance to win!

Marielle said...

The boys just came home from school, christmas break has started here in the Netherlands! Yippie Would love to win

Irene said...

my Christmas holidays start today, but I still have to go to class at 3.30 and it's not cool :( plus, I got a cold and I can't keep my eyes open for too long! colds are vey holday-ish, I always get one whether for the 25th or the 31st! yay!!!!

kellystar said...

that paper looks amazing! I hadn't seen it before...if I don't win, I'm going to have to do hunt it down.

Christmas quote from my daughter, age 6: Can we get a smaller tree this year? Last year I had zero room to do cartwheels.

Enjoy the season!

katiebug92 said...

although this prize isnt QUITE as cool as a hippopotamus, its pretty close. :)

merry Christmas
-Katie
www.punkprojects.blogspot.com

csparky61 said...

Oh so pretty, I love BG. Thanks for the chance to win. I am looking outside to a winter wonderland, I know Santa will be able to arrive safely with his eight reindeer.

Midwestie Lady - Linda said...

What a great giveaway! I'm sewing a retro style apron for my Great Niece and then painting a cat that looks like her cat on the white pocket. I'd love to win!

LisaT said...

What a fabulous giveaway! I just made a mug of hot chocolate and am settling in for a few hours of gift-wrapping.

isa dona said...

Wish you a happy christmas with your family!

Guillauma said...

I love the colors of this collection, thanks for the great chance to win and Merry Christmas!

Peggy said...

What a fabulous give-away! This is one of my favorite holiday papers this year! We are readying for our yearly Christmas trek to my parents who live 500 miles away!

Roseanna said...

Good morning! I am baking cookies today with a dear friend. Merry Christmas!

LaurieJay said...

Hi Kelly, greetings from the Fort Myers area. I took classes with you when you were here awhile back. Love this new Basic Grey goodness! Always my fave, Basic Grey is. Writing from Starbucks where I bought a nice box of holiday Cranberry Bliss bars for the hubs! Christmas only a week from tomorrow? Ack! Where did the time go?

Pattie said...

Got up at 5:30 AM to make some Christmas cookies! I could use such a great prize!

Char said...

What a wonderful Holiday surprise! Merry Christmas...
Char

Katie said...

We are looking forward to a little holiday baking and wrapping this weekend. I hope you are having a lovely holiday season!

Joanna said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I love these papers. I'll be doing some cookie baking this weekend, and finishing a scrapbook gift, then my holiday prep is DONE! Phew!

Rebecca E. Parsons/Cre8Tiva said...

great designs i am in on this oe!!! i am having a baking post today about unusual new appliances...fun fun fun stuff

Charlotte said...

Making cutout Christmas cookies today. Love that fabric pack.

Mousymu said...

Merry Christmas to all of you scrappin' gils out there !!!!

eckleinman said...

Merry Chrissy! Jovial wld make a beautiful Chrissy album!

Denise said...

Good Friday morning! Turning on the Christmas lights, making Pumpkin Spice coffee, feeling Christmasy! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

Shannan said...

Making foot "Rudolph art" with the kids today to send to grandma and grandpa! :) I hope you have a Merry Christmas and happy new year!!

Pam @ Frippery said...

Good morning, That jovial paper pack is beautiful. We are snowed in as well and I have my wrapping station set up so I can sit with my coffee and wrap each gift in pretty paper for placement beneath the tree. Nothing better than a cold, snow covered morning with all the Christmas lights twinkling.

Sunnyday1k said...

I'm finishing my Christmas cards today while listening to holiday music. I just love this time of year. I hope you and your family have a very joyous holiday season!

Mands said...

"Smiling's my favorite!"
From one of the best holiday movies that make me smile :)

mandy dot ueda at gmail dot com

Cristin said...

Cristin Johnson says, Merry Christmas to everyone :]

cjbrandon said...

Prepping for family to arrive tomorrow; baking cookies to satisfy my sweet tooth & wishing all a very merry.

Sarah and the rest of the family said...

As much as I've enjoyed getting together, I really am SO glad to be done with all the parties, meetings, and sign-up sheets for the year. I keep humming Amy Grant's song... "I need a silent night, a holy night, to hear an angel's voice through the chaos and noise." I just need a little time to soak up the joys and blessings I have...and you know, scrapping fits right in there with enjoying my family :)

LjLake said...

Merry Christmas! This Basic Grey is a wonderful gift. We begin our family Christmas tomorrow… 7 grandkids ages 18 months to 11 years. Cooking and wrapping gifts will continue today.

CC said...

I have been baking tons of cookies and putting finishing touches on the presents that I made this year.

pippirose said...

Beautiful!
I'm busy baking cookies today.
And asking myself...why...every year...am I doing things at the last minute??
:o)
pippirose59 at gmail dot com

Jo's Corner said...

Baking and decorating a Birthday cake for Jesus! Bring true meaning of why we Celebrate Christmas. especially for children!
Merry Christmas Everyone! ~Jo

Dena G said...

I would love to win that paper pack! Can't wait to stay home this week and have a fire, lots of cocoa and bake cookies!!!

pamcherold said...

Thank you for the generous giveaway! I love paper snowflakes and sharing "Merry Christmas!"

Jeanne said...

What a great giveaway! You sure are a great Santa! How do I get on your Christmas list next year?!! Thanks! Happy Holidays!

Julie said...

I love basic grey paper. Especially the Christmas paper. Home today with the little one just finishing up all those Christmas crafts. I've got some fabric on order that should deliver next wed so I'll be working rich up to the end!

Desire said...

I have just finished with our annual Christmas get together before everyone goes their way - as it is holiday time in South Africa - and we had a great lunch, with lots of laughs and fellowship. Happy holidays to you all.

Yali said...

Hi. I love those paper packs. They are the best. I'm hoping to make more holiday cards this coming weekend after today's last class in the semester! Have been so busy and didn't have time to sit in my studio and enjoy some holiday stamps. Sniff. But soon I will be and also start decoration the house finally.!!

Cindy d said...

I'm squeezing in a little blog reading before going to my son's preschool for cookies and milk with Santa. Thanks for the chance to win!

lgm52 said...

Christmas cards are mailed, decorations up, about 1/2 gifts wrapped and plan to finish today..then to mix up cookies. Will bake and make fudge next week....No matter how "early" I start, I seem to run out of time...or steam!
Merry Christmas to you!
lgm52@hotmail.com

Christene said...

How about a pretty Christmastime quote? "Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time." ~Laura Ingalls Wilder

Cash Is Chaos said...

Love that line. Enjoying the day with friends over hot coffee and treats (and getting their help making my husbands Christmas present)

itsrenee said...

Wonderful giveaway with endless possibilities! Hummm . . .something holiday-ish.

Tap, tap, tap . . .is this thing on? Mi, mi, mi . . do ra mi fa sol la ti do. Et hem, here is goes. No one laugh.

Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock.
Jingle bells swing and gingle bells ring,
Snowing and blowing up bushels of fun,
Now the jingle hop has begun.

Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock.
Jiingle bell chimes in jingle bell time.
Dancing and prancing in Jingle Bell Square . . . in the frosty air . . . .

Hummmm, hummm .hummm hummm . . . feel free to hum the song all weekend long =)

mmwilken said...

What a wonderful time of the year - my favorite!! Watching the grandchildren's program's is my favorite and making pretzel almond bark!! Merry Christmas to you and your staff!!

Andrea said...

I look forward all year long to my week of holiday baking and listening to Christmas music. BRING IT ON! :)

Kittie said...

Thanks for the wonderful opportunity to receive this lovely paper. I am a nut about making Chrismtas card and no two are ever alike. I especially love snowy scene with evergreen and snowmen.

Nancy said...

Our family loves Christmas firstly, because we celebrate the birth of Jesus, and secondly, because it gives us a chance to spend quality time together with no place to go or other things to do. We just sit around enjoying each others' company, talking and playing games. It's a treasured time.

Summerset said...

I hope Santa leaves you a bunch of wonderful crafty goodies for being such a generous gal!

Summerset said...

You made it sound like "Jovial" was your favorite holiday! ha ha

Jean said...

Merry Christmas! We are wishing for some snow for the holiday but no, the mountains are getting alot so great skiing in Colorado but the plains it's in the 40's and 50's. Does not seem like December. Love that fabric can anyone have enough Christmas fabric? So glad I found this great blog. Bye

Sylvie - Qc, Canada said...

Oh!! Love that line!! I am knitting a last pair of red and green slippers and my crafty gifts are finished!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Carol McMahon said...

Happy Holidays! Can't wait to see the looks on my friends faces when they try my candied bacon fudge and salted toffee with smoked almonds.

Melanie said...

I heart Basic Grey:)

Hope everyone has a great Christmas. I am off to finish up my shopping.

Jenny B in Indy said...

Merry Christmas from Indiana. I hope you and your lovely boys have an awesome holiday. I really enjoy reading your blog :)

Mod Podge Amy said...

Need! I would do lots of MP projects with it!

Jayme said...

I'm up to my elbows in cookie dough and would love to take a break and do some crafting! Beautiful paper is my weakness - thanks for the chance to win. Merry Christmas!

Amy Z said...

8 days till Christmas...still hoping it's a white one here in Ma. Go PATRIOTS :)

VAWM said...

Last night we attended the Christmas Concert at DS's school. It was his first official day as a "band geek". Hard to believe how well the kids do when they have only played for three months!
Have a joyous holiday Kelly!

Courtney Walsh said...

Kelly, that is sooo cute! :) I love it! BG is still my fave!!

Wendy said...

KELLY!!! I'm always amazed that the things you pick as your favorites are exactly what I would choose... great minds and all that, eh? I have just finished my last project for this semester and I'm ready to get my holiday mojo ON!!! Going to scrap-lift some of your fun ideas for gifts... LOVE this season!! (and you, of course!!)

Kristie T said...

I love that collection. It'd be so much fun to make a quilted stocking or table runner with it. Thanks!
kristie_keely(at)yahoo(dot)com

Leesa said...

I cannot believe that there is just about a week left until Christmas. I have a ton of baking, wrapping and shopping to do this weekend. I'm loving every minute of it though!

Thank you for the chance to win!

airplanesinaugust (at) yahoo.com

kristiina said...

I love jovial and all that you do. You are so gifted.

Cathy said...

HO HO HO
Merry Christmas
Thanks for the opportunity to win:)
Hope you and your have a wonderful holiday season
Cheers
Catie

annette said...

This Basic Grey collection is simply outstanding!
I can visualize a quilt for my daughter made out of it.
The smell of gingerbread and icing makes me think of this time of the year. Every year my 4 grankids come over and we bake these cute little men and then we hide them. The children love to look all over for them.
Happy holidays!
nettiecrain@live.com

Connie said...

Snow last night here in Maryland..nothing big, but everyone freaks out. I'm listing my felt brooches on Etsy today and thank you so much for this giveaway!
Happy Holidays to you and all those who have commented!

Anonymous said...

What an amazingly generous giveaway! Thanks for being that person who is a giver. I like to give too. Christmas Rocks!

iamb said...

What an exciting giveaway... Today I am sending off beanie babies to the troops to be given for info about the locations of ied's.. Also, homemade cards and other asst. things.
I like to make the troops part of my christmas and usually plan to do it all year long, but am ashamedly bad at that...

crafter1953 said...

Thank you and Merry Christmas to you and yours. I have been making ornament covers and Christmas cards to go with them for the last 3 months. I am running out of paper, special paper anyway.

Ashley S. said...

Good morning! Love this paper. I just bought tickets to Nutcracker ballet. We will be going on Sunday.

Karen said...

Ooooh, great giveaway!
Makes me feel like saying, fa la la la la la la la laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.

Knititall said...

What a lovely giveaway! Those are beautiful.
I'm feeling pretty Christmassy today - met a few friends for a little pre-Christmas party and we exchanged gifts and now I'm sitting here drinking lovely hot chocolate and eating holiday cookies (both the ones I got and the ones I made yesterday). The house smells so nice!

Ladydoc said...

"Love came down at Christmas, love all lovely, love divine. Love came down at Christmas, star and angel gave the sign." C. Rossetti
Happy Holidays!

Dana said...

Beautiful collection! It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.. everywhere you go! Relax and enjoy!

Sharon L. said...

Ho Ho Ho! You are the cutest Santa ever, Miss Kelly!!

Suz said...

Love this collection! Will go great with the Santa pictures we are about to go take! :)

Tami Mayberry said...

Oh, I like that line too! One of the few BG lines that I don't have. Merry Christmas, Kelly!

LindaC said...

Basic Grey has the BEST designs!

Merry Christmas! I hope 2011 is filled with joy and peace for you and your family!

Linda Cummings

Anonymous said...

HAPPY HOLIDAYS
For your family and youuuuuu!!!!!!!
Thanks for this giveaway, I hope I will be a winner, is a perfect gift.
Thanks and take care.
irmapolanco@yahoo.es

WoolenSails said...

I could use some happy holiday cheer, lol.
I am stuck with bronchitis and bad ribs, so stuck on the couch and trying to think of things I can make for fun and keep my spirits up.

Love the fun and beautiful colors.

Debbie

Kidlib said...

What's not to love about this kit? So festive! So jolly! May your heart be merry this holiday season!

Amé said...

Merry Chrismtas Kelly!!! This year it will be special, it will be the first Christmas of my daughter Clara!

Crystal Arcand (3Stairs) said...

Something holiday-ish -
that is your wish;
well, mine is this:
to get a holiday paper kiss!

crystalarcand (at) gmail (dot) com

serena said...

oh so happy to be done with exams. I am now wrapping presents for Christmas. Merry Christmas to you!

danny99 said...

Hi, I like BG very much. It's very cold here and there is a lot of snow in the Netherlands. So I have much time to scrap.
Mery Christmas to you all,
Greetings from Daniela

Lori G. said...

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to everyone!!!!!!

Liz said...

This is great! My name is Liz and Happy Holidays!

Jan said...

I'm Jan in Australia and I would LOVE to win this fabric. I've finished some handmade decorations and will top off my Christmas baking by making mandorla today - Italian almond biscuits with a cherry on top. Merry Christmas.

kathy s said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours and may the season be filled with happiness and laughter. Just love the look of this collection- it would be so much fun to work with-I am finish wrapping all my presents-just to make sure I haven't forgotten anyone and then do a bit of bikky(cookies) baking to add to my supply

Mimi said...

Wishing you a Merry Christmas from Canada!

Wocket said...

beautiful!

purinne said...

happy holidays to all :) 1 more wk to xmas :)

jamie long said...

WE dont have a chimney so we leave a big decortive key outside that will only work for santa.

melanie s said...

Love the colours in this paper! Merry Christmas!