Dec 10 2010

Stamp Simply #169 – Quick and Easy Gifts

Published by at 9 00 am under Challenges

Hi everyone. I’ve been absent here for awhile again as my Dad has been hospitalized for over a week in serious condition. The last several months have been a roller coaster for him onceagain, in and out of hospitals for a vareity of reasons– his defib was replaced, it was then discovered the wire tohis hearthad disconnectedso it had to be replaced again, somewhere in there he had e-coli/sepsis and was so ill with that, then he battled a bout with pneumonia and now so much is wrong, acute renal failure being the imminent problem. Just a few hours ago he finished his first dialysis treatment so we are very hopeful for improvement. He is very, very sick. One day at a time. I know many of you have prayed for my Dad before and I’d surely appreciate those prayers again. His name is Roy. Many, many thanks! God is good!

Now, on to this week’s challenge:

I’m working on a hotel computer, thus the lack of photos for today’s post — sorry.

Quick and Easy Gift Sets – Who doesn’t love to receive a gift set of cards all neatly packaged up! Todaya couple girls from theDesign Team will show you samplesofsome quick, easy, but still FAB gift sets or even individual gifts presented in a Clear Box for a real WOW factor! Tie on a bow, add a belly band — can’t wait to see what they do!Today they are showcasing Clear Boxes,and for today’s challenge you don’t have to make an entire set of cards, just show us a quick and easy card or giftthat would work up easily into a Clear Box. Can’t WAIT to see!!!

Samples created will give you some great ideas for using the Clear Boxes available:

Deb Saaranen: Dream in Color

Michelle Woerner: Stop and Stamp the Roses

Barb Schram: Explore. Dream. Discover (posting on Saturday)

Me — in lieu of a project in my absence, I’d just like to add that I LOVE the Clear Boxes for storing my cards that have a little bulk. I’ve been on a Prima kick lately (Fairytale Roses have stolen the show in my heart) and my cards are kept perfectly protected while in their own Clear Box, plus it makes them easy to store and easy to find as I can see right through the boxes. Just a little added bonus to having some Clear Boxes on hand. And yes, you CAN mail your card in the clear box. Small clear dot sealers come with them to keep them closed!

Even though I’ve been gone a lot lately and haven’t had time to create or post, I’m managing to keep up with the store, so your orders are welcomed at any time!

To order just email me at [email protected] with your list and your state/zip OR country so I can calculate postage and I willget back to you with an invoice. Thanks!

You can see all KITS here.

You can view all ribbons available here.

You can view individual paper pads, supplies and JustRite stamps here.

You can view the Just Rite Cling stamps in stock here. This link also includes some super sell-out prices of many JustRite sizes I will no longer restock.

You can view all toolsused here.

You can view Odds-N-Ends for sale here.

You can see/read about the CLEAR BOXES here and here.

You can view Verve stamps here.

You can view Wordsworth stamps here.

You can view Primas here.

And if you want to play along, just link to Mr. Linky below!

Thanks everyone! Praying my Dad improves and life gets back to normal real soon. Thanks much for stopping in!

25 responses so far

25 Responses to “Stamp Simply #169 – Quick and Easy Gifts”

  1. Charlene says:

    Sharon, Covering you and your family, especially your Dad with prayers for his recovery, wisdom for his doctors, peace and rest for all of you. God bless you.

  2. Gail says:

    I look forward to seeing your creations. Just received my first bow easy this week, got two more to give as gifts. Can’ wait to master it. Your work is inspiring.
    Will keep your family in our prayers.

  3. Maggi Haupt says:

    Sharon, sorry to hear about your dad being so ill. If you are in Marquette, please feel free to call me anytime for anything. Email me and I will return with my phone number or I am in the local Marquette phone book. I am thinking that he is in Marquette General and I am wondering if you are at the Beacon House. If so, I can be there in 10 minutes for whatever you need. However, I just got over the flu and would give me another 24 hours to make sure I am not contagious…but I sure am 100% the last 36 hours! Just to be safe. If you need to use a computer, mine is available also. And you will never say: “oh, come on in, my house is a mess, but you are welcome” after you see mine! take care, will keep all of you in my prayers.

  4. Bev J. says:

    Sharon, so sorry to hear about your Dad. Will keep praying for him. Hugs to you!!

  5. Shawna says:

    Oh Sharon, your dad will be in my prayers, as will you.

  6. Joyce says:

    I’m so sorry. Praying for all of you.

  7. Marisa says:

    So sorry to hear about the trials your dad has been encountering…. May God’s peace, love and faithfulness give you and your family strength. Biiig (((hugs))) to you ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Vicki says:

    Dear Sharon,
    What a difficult time for you and your family.
    Your Dad will be in my prayers.

  9. ann says:

    Dear Sharon,

    I am so sorry to hear your dad is so very ill. Prayers go out to him and to you and your entire family. It is so hard to watch our loved ones suffer so much.

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  11. Jessica says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about your dad’s illness. I will pray for him, and for you all. Please take care of yourselves as you spend so much time at the hospital. So you’ll be able to take care of him when he’s better. Get the rest and make sure you all eat to keep up your strength.
    Hugs to you all

  12. Juanita in OH says:

    I’ll be praying fervently for all of you, Sharon. Times like this require an inexhaustable amount of energy and strength. I will check out the DT’s projects. TFS and cyber hugs.

  13. Sallie says:

    Dear Sharon,

    So sorry for you and your family’s heart ache. I understand.

    You can be sure I am praying for your dad and you and your family’s strength and comfort and for his certain recover.

    Please do not be worried about us, your friends, in crafting. I am sure I can say for each and everyone of us we send our love with our prayers.

  14. Remigia says:

    You and your family are in my prayers.

  15. Jeanne says:

    Understanding makes my heart ache. You and your family are in my prayers.

  16. Allison says:

    Hi Sharon,
    May God’s Grace shine upon your father, Roy and may he
    feel God’s healing hands. I’ll keep you, your Dad and family
    in my prayers.
    May God Bless and keep you all.

  17. Oh Sharon, I’m so sorry to hear about your Dad. I will be keeping you all in my prayers.

  18. laura huffman says:

    Sharon, hope your dad finds relief. thoughts and prayers your way.

  19. Kathyc on SCS says:

    Hi Sharon, Sending hugs for you and prayers for your dad. Hoping for a restful weekend for you both!

  20. Paula says:

    Sharon – Your family and Dad will be your first priority – not the creations – use them to relax only. I lost my Dad a couple of years ago – and if you feel anything like I feel when my Dad became ill – i truly pray for you. My Dad was so precious to me – I’d give anything for more time with him – thats why he should come first right now – no regrets – OK?

    Thinking of you.

    Paula, Derbyshire, UK.
    x x x

  21. Dolly says:

    I’m so sorry to her that your Dad is ill again, I will keep you and him in my prayers.

  22. Lynda Hill says:

    Sharon…you, your Dad, and your family are in our prayers. May God touch you all with peace, love, and blessings. May He be a comfort to your Dad with healing as He continues to battle his many issues, may He wrap His loving arms around you giving you the strength that is needed to see you through this time, and may He bless you all with the gentle awareness of His being and love. And my love to you too……….

  23. linda w says:

    Hi Sharon, sorry to hear your Dad is so ill, hope he’ll be more comfortable soon. Hugs lin

  24. Jean says:

    Dear Sharon, So sorry to read that your Dad is very very ill this time. I think of you and your family lots and do hope that the dialysis will make an improvement to him. It is such a difficult time for you so rest when you can and stay strong for him. Sending love and hugs.

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