Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Wonderful Wednesday Giveaway -- The Stampsmith


Today's giveaway are two beautiful unmounted photo stamps from The Stampsmith.

The first image, shown in the card and on the left, is Grace Christmas. I find this image to be incredibly lovely! I think it is because the evergreen in the picture makes me conjure up the smell of pine -- it is a very happy and soothing smell for me.
When I was making the card above, I stamped her in black ink on glossy paper, then gently tinted the image with chalk. That panel is mounted on burgundy, then on a piece of pink/burgundy/green that was made using the Two-Toned Crunch Technique from the December 2008 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter. That piece was mounted on a piece of stamped evergreen paper, mounted again on Burgundy, and embellished with ribbons and snowflakes.

The second image in today's giveaway, on the right, Is called butterfly kiss. I did make a card with this image, too, but it will be shown in the February 2009 issue of the TJ Newsletter, and I did not want to ruin the surprise!
For the giveaway this week, I would like to do something different. To enter, leave a comment, BUT tell me what Holiday item makes you feel all warm inside : )
You have until Sunday evening, December 21st, 2008, to leave me a comment. I will select a winner using a random number generator on Monday, December 22nd. Make sure to leave me your email address so that I can contact you. You many want to leave it in this format: p huntoon at optonline dot net -- that will help mystify those pesky internet bots.
Now, I am off to smell my Christmas tree~
Congratulations to Sharon Briss! She is the lucky giveaway winner!


156 comments:

Mary Merrifield lm44west2000@yahoo.com said...

The stockings hung by the fireplace always make me feel cozy.
Mary Merrifield
lm44west2000@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Enter Me!

The Holiday item that makes me all warm inside is homemade goodies to eat or handmade gifts! It shows the person cares. I also love Christmas trees and lights!!!
Tina Hamilton
tinahamil7@yahoo.com

kc_froglady said...

I love this cookie plate and mug that I got as a child and we still put out at our home even though I am grown as is my child! :) I also enjoy playing my Trans Siberian Orchestra CD's over and over! This is a lovely card and I can't wait to see the card you made with the other photo stamp too - FANTASTIC!

Diana said...

As Activity Director at an RV Resort for "Snowbirds" I get a warm feeling when we are all gathered together and sharing family stories along with singing great Christmas songs.
Diana
dj_enns@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Enter me please:

I love to sit in my living room with all my decorations lit up. The tree is so pretty. A fire in the fireplace warms the house ( it is 8 here today) and I just sit and enjoy the quiet and beauty.

Janet Rose
janet@mjbe.com

Niki said...

Pat,
Yet another wonderful card. Your art continues to delight me.

I love going to the candlelight Christmas Eve service. It's definitely my favorite, really signifies that it's Christmas to me. The last few years, we've had some friends over for a light dinner, then all gone to church together on Christmas Eve. The combination of family, friends and the Christmas Eve service really makes me feel warm and loved.

Niki
nrw745 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I keep all my ornaments in my grandmothers old suitcases. when I open her overnite bag, I can still smell her powder. so that first moment, I open it many memories flood my mind! lots of them about Christmas! another, would be Christmas lights - on houses, yards, on the tree - any where. I LOVE the lights of christmas!

thanks for the chance to win!
Lorene
qlt7scrap at cox dot net

Anonymous said...

Hot Chocolate! Living in Florida, we don't really have it except for the Christmas/New Year's time. Yum!

~Kim D
kimd412@aol.com

Carla said...

Sitting by the fire next to the Christmas tree makes me feel warm at the holidays! I love to listen to Christmas music, too.
The stamps are just wonderful! Your card is beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win!
Carla
cmsuto@aol.com

StampinCathy said...

Beautiful images. I'm warm and cozy with watching a Christmas movie and sipping my hot chocolate with mashmallows cuddling up with my DH. Thanks for a chance.
stampincmeyers at yahoo dot com
Thanks so much for a chance at your wonderful giveaway. Happy Holiday to you and your family.

Pam said...

The holiday item that conjures up warm fuzzies for me is a tradition that we have of gathering around the fireplace on Christmas Eve while eating chili. This has been a family tradition since I was a little girl and now this Christmas we will pass it down to my granddaughter.
Pam English in TX
pamjoyeng@yahoo.com

Cheryl said...

The site of little kids and seeing Santa! It is just awesome.

Anonymous said...

Awarm cozy fire going, cookies baking in the oven and christmas music playing. Also love the pitter patter of the kids all around and their trying to make xmas gifts for mom and dad, nana and papa.
Doris Heisler
Doris410@nc.rr.com

Judy Conklin said...

I don't know this company but went on line and I am impressed. Hope I can have fun with this give away. Judy Conklin conklinazca@gmail.com

Lisa T. said...

The thing that makes me warmest inside is watching my daughters eyes light up when she sees the Christmas tree with all its shiny lights and bright coloured Christmas balls!

Lisa in MI said...

I love the crackle of a roaring fire. I also feel warm by being surrounded by those I love and attending Christmas Eve Service at church singing Christmas songs.
At this moment we have about 3-4" of snow on the ground and NOTHING makes me feel as warm as snuggling with my dog and a blanket on the couch.
YES...the dog gets more snuggle time than hubby..poor guy! ;)
LLLang at Comcast dot net

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Please enter me in this great giveaway. The Holiday item that makes me feel all warm inside would be my collection of Christmas Penguins. I have been collecting these most of my life.

Anonymous said...

The sight of christmas lights glowing under a blanket of snow makes me feel all sentimental and "in the holiday spirit". Great question!
~marilyn

luv 2 crop at yahoo dot com

Karen Sullivan said...

A cabin in the woods, snow covering everything, sweet smell of pine, a fireplace crackling inside, candlelight throughout the house, the tree decorated, and a hot cuppa tea - ah the perfect scenario to warm my heart. I miss my cabin! The world is quiet and peaceful there ...

I love this stamp; reminds me of a nymph in the woods. Thank you for ofering this Pat and I love your card. Have a very Merry Christmas!

Karen S
kasully at verizon dot net

Connie said...

The christmas tree decorating gives me that cozy feeling...I love the special decorations, the trek out and the family time of decorating! c dot w @ xplornet.com

Anonymous said...

Christmas Eve Candlelight service, and singing "Silent Night", really are my favorite Christmas activity. Also love admiring the tree with all other lights turned off.
Love your card and the two images are lovely.
~Beth

BABabcock53 at aol dot com

Anonymous said...

Sharing Eggnog with my husband makes me feel cozy at the holidays ... thick, rich, and tastey!
Please enter me in this drawing for the lovely stamp (and wonderful card, Pat!) Thank you!
lynne dot malinowski at gmail dot com

dragonfairie said...

I love the stampsmith and these are gorgeous images! something that gives me that warm fuzzy feeling - looking at old, family photos and remember those moments that are frozen in time. jennifer

queendragonfairie at yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

What about the Christmas holiday makes me feel all warm inside? My first thought was a glass of port wine - and I hardly drink at all!

What else? The smell of pine and balsam. The smell of cloves and spices... seeing the trees without their leaves really shows the true beauty of the tree structure... visiting with friends and family... eating comfort food... dressing up... driving around the neighborhood to look at all the decorations...

Usually the weather has just gotten cold enough for a fire in the fireplace. I love that my cat gets snuggly and affectionate when he gets cold.

And most of all, I love that my husband and I are finally cool enough to snuggle close!

Thanks Pat!
Cindy Key
rakeyandcindy@yahoo.com

Evelyn A said...

Christmas lights...in the windows, on the trees, on the sideboard, and on a console table....make me feel the coziest at Christmas. It's just not very cozy without kids at home!

evspikes@eoni.com

LauriP said...

What beautiful stamps.

What I love at Christmas time is the music. I adore Christmas music, and play if all day long at work.

Merry Christmas to you!

Anonymous said...

Wow those stamps are just beautiful. Your card is gorgeous...reminds me a old 'photograph' my mom has of generations long ago.

A few years ago I started a tradition that my mom spends Christmas eve night here so she is with us Christmas morning...I love that so much!

lindastamps at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

The Christmas tree with its lights and decorations that my family has had for years makes me feel warm and Christmas-y. It's a wonderfulremembrance of things past and my loved ones who are gone but never forgotten.

Anonymous said...

Drinking mulled apple cider and eating Christmas cookies while gazing at a decorated tree makes me feel happy and warm.

Dolores Yaich
dyaich at carolina dot rr dot com

Another Loock Creations said...

These are really gorgeous stamps, and you did such a beautiful job with them Pat!!! Please sign me up for these!!!
Brenda

randa mauldin said...

Pick me, pick me! I LOVE the Stampsmith stamps and such a beautiful card, too!

Happy Holidays!

Randa Mauldin
Rmauldin at verizon dot net

Kelly Morrison said...

Hello,

I like both the images. The "Butterfly Kisses" image makes me feel all warm inside because I think of the childhood enjoyment of Christmas.

Happy Christmas,
Kelly Morrison
PaperFun4u@comcast.net

randa mauldin said...

I completely forgot to write what I love about Christmas! I love decorating the tree with all the beautiful antique ornaments I now have that were handed down from my grandparents and I love to sit at night and stare at it, listening to holiday music and drinking hot cocoa!

Randa Mauldin
Rmauldin at verizon dot net

Connie Gage said...

Your card is beautiful ....the thing that makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside is the smell of pine at Christmas time, and all the lights and the lovely smells of Christmas. amd enjoyoing our family and friends this time of year.

Trader Stamps said...

My Christmas Tree all lit up! Reminds me of being a child, putting up the tree was the best.

onegbfan@aol.com

Fareeda said...

The holiday items that make me feel warm inside are apple cimimon tea or hot cholate, a blanket by the fire and wonderful music in the background.
fareeda
fpm2007@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

What adorable images!

You can draw my name for these, Pat!

April

apuzzuoli at frontiernet dot net

Anonymous said...

Several of my cherished ornaments make me feel "all warm inside." including a couple wonderful ones we used when I was a kid, and one my son made in preschool, featuring a picture of him as an adorable 3-year-old (instead of aa a sometimes surly 12-year-old).

Sandy John
stampingwriter at hotmail dot com

Donna said...

What a beautiful card, Pat!

The thing that gives me that warm Holiday feeling is hearing my favorite Christmas carols.

Merry Christmas, everyone!

Orion Designs said...

Warm inside? On the eighth night of Hanukkah, when all the candles on the Menorah are lit, there is a glow in the air. It's reminiscent of all past Hanukkahs, with the whole family gathered around.
Vicki
vicki@oriondesigns.net

carolan said...

The music at church on Christmas eve
always makes me feel warm and cozy.
My father died a week ago so I'm having a hard time getting in the Christmas mood this year. I haven't even done any shopping or baking or card making. Hopefully time will help.

Robbie said...

Being with my family makes me feel warm inside and out.
robbie@rstampin.com

Anonymous said...

Pat.

Please enter me in this giveaway by evening of December 21st.

The decorated Christmas tree with a plate of shortbread, butter tarts,and mince tarts on the coffee table for Santa with carrots for the reindeer gives me a warm feeling inside.

Barb Oliver
miatagal@shaw.ca

Sandra said...

Pat - I will have to say it is the Christmas music - not before Thanksgiving though! It always brings a peace over me and reminds me what it is all about.
Beautiful card - now I am curious as to what you have in store for us in this next news letter? Should I be stocking up on photo stamps?
take care,
Sandra
slbt17 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I love my handmade ceramic Nativity set I made before my third child was born. The next year my mother wanted the same set and I made it for her for Chrismtas. I put it out every year and it reminds of the reason for Chrismtas and all the happy memories and traditions our family has had over the years.

Judy Jackson

judystamper at verizon dot net

Bobbey said...

What makes me warm inside for Christmas??

Kissing my hubby under the mistletoe!

*silly grins*

Bobbey

Anonymous said...

The thing that makes me feel the cosiest during the christmas season is watching large snowflakes through the window while sitting on the couch under a warm fuzzy blanket while drinking a cup of hot chocolate.
Jeanette Spornitz
spornitz at telusplanet dot net

Tish said...

The overall Christmas decorations, lights, greenery..the smell of fresh pine, and a cool day..(I live in Fl) all make Christmas so special.
I love your cards.
Tish cattish@verizon.net

Shar said...

My favorite holiday item is a Shelf Elf I have had since I was a child. Every year when I unwrap it, all the memories of childhood Christmases come rushing back. It's such a cute little guy that it makes me smile everytime I look at him.
Great card by the way! Beautiful!
Shar
lexa_stone@hotmail.com

BarbaraW said...

The smell of fresh pine always brings me my Christmas Spirit. I always buy a fresh pine wreath for my door. I love the smell. I usually don't take it down until February. It helps keep the spirit of Christmas in the air.
Barbara Washington
barbarawshngtn@gmail.com

snellehond said...

Stampsmith stamps!
Hanni
hanni@ameritech.net

pam said...

Please enter me into the drawing. The thing that makes me warm and cozy is watching my kids icing cut out sugar cookies, the smiles on their faces, and just knowing they are getting along and having a good time all in one

Cindy Brogan said...

The tree - with all the years of ornaments and memories that go along with them.

Cindy Brogan
CindyStamper@comcast.net

Gloria said...

I like just sitting and watching the lights on the Christmas tree while drinking either hot chocolate or hot cider.
glory59230@yahoo.com

cathy said...

I love looking at Christmas lights. It just makes me feel in the holiday mood.

sandyh said...

it sounds funny...but it's eggnog for me! lol! you can't get it any other time of year, and i almost make myself sick for a couple of weeks!
please enter me in the giveaway!
sandyh
sandyha@comcast.net

debbie said...

the holiday item that makes me all warm is family all together sharing love under the tree..
Thanks
Debbie
Ebat@cox.net

Anonymous said...

Decorating the Christmas tree with my 7 year old daughter makes me all warm inside. We just have so much fun doing this together. We also have a scrapbooking/craft room that we share. She has her own desk and I have mine. We go in there and play together. That is the warmest feeling! Hmmmm!
Brenda Smith
jbc@united.net

Lyn S said...

I love seeing the Christmas lights on the houses....there is a street nearby who do the most beautiful displays, people drive there from miles away to see them!

I love the stamps and your card is beautiful Pat! You can contact me from the email link on my blog.

Cathy Yamashita said...

Those stamps are amazing!

When I was little, I loved to turn out all the lights except the Christmas tree and then just lie down and look at it till I fell asleep. I still enjoy that! Snow and Christmas songs really put me in the holiday mood, too.

Cathy Yamashita
stampin4fun at ameritech dot net

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, Pat!!
And these stamps are really beautiful.
Enter me in the giveaway.
Lou
lourdesfay@gmail.com

Jackie K said...

Being with my family and especially my grandchildren, makes me feel completely content and cozy from the inside out.
j.kalchert@mchsi.com

Sandy McCulloch said...

Hi Pat, I forgot to say in my earlier post, Christmas Music, particularly Handels "Messiah", the smell of gingersnaps baking, the precious ornaments handed down from both my DH's family and my family. So much to love from snow, christmas trees, ice skating and more.

Sandy McCulloch
smccul1637@rogers.com

Debbie Schubauer said...

Please enter me. Christmas music makes me feel all warm inside.
Debbie Schubauer
dschubau@rushmore.com

Anonymous said...

The holiday items that makes me warm inside are ornaments that my mom started giving me the year my father passed away (1979). My mom passed away three years ago and now when we put them on the tree it reminds me of both my parents. I love the question.

Patricia Swagler
razstamp@yahoo.com

Kathy Eddy said...

My favorite holiday items are our handmade stockings. My great aunt made ours for us before she lost her sight and then my Mom made for our spouses and children. I have made for my grandchildren and now my greatniece and great-nephew. They are hand-made of felt and stitched with tiny sequins and beads. Grogeous. I have my three from this year on my blog. Kathy Eddy

Nancy Bues said...

Christmas Carols do it for me. I have a Joan Baez Christmas CD and it is so beautiful. I live in the woods and sit by my wood burning stove and look out my windows at the river and bare trees now covered in fresh fallen snow and listen to Joan Baez sing and it makes me feel warm and cozy.

Stampsmith did it again. Beautiful images.
Please enter me in this drawing.
Peace,
Nancy Bues
imaginescrapbook@aol.com

Darlene L said...

Reading from an old family Bible the Christmas story really warms my heart and soul every Christmas. Darlene
djstamper2003 at yahoo dot com

windycindy said...

The Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at our church really makes the holiday special! You made one lovely card. It is gorgeous. Please enter my name in your fantastic giveaway drawing. Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Phyllis Freese said...

I love turning on the lights of the Christmas tree and sitting in a dark room to enjoy it's splendor.
Phyllis Freese

Elizabeth DelValle said...

Hi Pat,
Do Christmas Carols count? Whenever I hear them I not only get a warm and fuzzy feeling but could tear up at the drop of a note. :) If not then it would be a peaceful feeling that I get when the tree is lit and the room is on low light and everything just reflects the lights from the tree.
Hoping you have a wonderful Christmas.
Elizabeth
Angelasmom@yahoo.com

purplepaint said...

Pat I love your card and these images are awesome! I love Christmas lights! We have a tradition of driving around looking at them, it reminds me of when I was little and dad would take us out to look at the lights while Santa came. Funny, I never noticed mom never went with us (she was the putting out the presents). :) Marva purplepaint45at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, please enter me.
Barb Behnke
bbehnke8765@sbcglobal.net

ruth said...

I love a candle lit room with a lighted christmas tree. it is the only light I use. It makes me feel peaceful. ruth dean ruth dean 01 at yahoo dot com

Stampin_melissa said...

I enjoy making cookies, usually I make Scottish Shortbread, but I haven't made that yet this year. Something about some homemade cookies that you don't normally get to eat except at Christmas just puts a big smile on my face. :)

The stamps are gorgeous! I can hardly wait to see the second card you made.

melissa dot banian at g mail dot com

Anonymous said...

I am from a large family - 7 kids in my family all married and-21 neices and nephews plus my three. There is nothing like all of the kids in my family together, my mom playing the piano with the smells of Christmas cookies from the kitchen and the sounds of little kids gleefully playing and of course football games on TV..........
Wow! Love the stamps this week- gorgeous card Pat!
Merry Christmas!

Shelly Schmidt
Shellymc2@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

I love helping with giving presents and food to needy families. It makes me feel wonderful and warm. I probably need to do it all year instead of just at Christmas.

Thanks for the opportunity Pat. I wish you and yours very Happy Holidays.

Gail H
SisterPurple at comcast.net

Tracy in Michigan said...

I love the white doves on my Christmas tree - growing up my mother always had at least one dove on the tree and I started giving her doves when I would find them. Now that my mom is gone, I have the doves and they remind me of all the wonderful Christmas seasons I shared with my parents and siblings. Mom (& Dad) will always be with me in wonderful memories! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and joyous new year! Tracy in Michigan

bobbie said...

Please enter me - cards are beautiful.

Sitting in the house with only all the Christmas lights on in the house and reflecting on when and who gave us the decorations on the Christmas tree.

oliver1989@swbell.net

Gayle said...

We have an artificial Christmas tree and i totally missed the smell of the Christmas tree. All my years of growing up and most of my married life we had real trees. I now go out and buy enough greenery to hang on my fireplace hearth, on some Christmas displays, and in my kitchen. Now when I walk in the house it brings up those smells that make me think of Christmas at home.

Gayle Taylor
gaylememories@sbcglobal.net

Anonymous said...

These are unique stamps that you have. Am enjoying finding this site.
al scrapping at yahoo dot ca

Ramblin Rose said...

What always made me feel "warm inside" was my mother-in-law's fruitcake. She made it liberally laced with rum and aged just right. It was wonderful! Merry Christmas!

Ramblin Rose
ramblinr43 at yahoo.com

Janie Warnick said...

I love, really love, the Stampsmith photo stamps. I remember the first time I saw her at a show with all those wonderful stamps piled on tables. Temptation in red rubber!! Oh, how I'd love to win one of these.

Many thanks & a very Merry Christmas
j warnick at msn dot com

Marianne said...

Red and White ribbon candy. It only comes out around the holidays. Now more than ever, it reminds me of my dad. He loved ribbon candy and every Christmas it was his special treat. He passed away in 2000, but it always makes me smile and think of him when I see it. It reminds me of my childhood watching dad get excited every year mom and I bought him a box of it.
Marianne

Elizabeth said...

I love Christmas as it's family time and we can all get together with at least 3 generations under our roof. I like cool Christmas days - a rareity in Australia. I also love making handmade cards and cooking. the closeness of family is what warms my heart

Nancy Thatcher said...

I just love the feelings I get as I set up my ten nativities around the house. I especially love my Boyds bear one. I also have a Thomas Kinkaide one and several crystal ones. Most are fairly small but these two and one other each take a lot of space each as they have about 15 to 25 pieces each.

Jan Scholl said...

I just passed on my nativity set to son and his bride for their first christmas in thier new home, with a promise to see it to another generation. other than that, my oversized heating pad is all I can afford right now.

Karen said...

Pat - What makes me warm inside is being able to wish all my friends throughout the world peace and happiness; Christmas tree lights twinkling in the firelight and family around me. Please, please, enter me into this giveaway and I will be keeping my fingers crossed all the way over here in the UK!!!

Happy Christmas to all Technique Junkies.

Karen :o)
marberryhouse@googlemail.com

Huntress said...

What a wonderful stamp set!

The holiday item that makes me feel the warmest and coziest is the decorated and lit Christmas tree. When we first got married, we decided to start our own tradition, and began to handpick all white items for our tree. When it is decorated and lit, it is the most beautiful tree ever, and it evokes warm memories of our first Christmases together!

paperprincess@gmail.com

SparkofWhimsy said...

Hello. Thank you for this opportunity. I LOVE those two stamps. Being an absolute faerie fanatic makes me adore the Butterfly's Kiss beyond words, lol.

For me it's children. My nieces and nephews with bright eyes, watching all the family members, having grown several inches from the year before. That always makes me feel very warm.

Angelique
sparkofwhimsy at gmail dot com

Mary Strauser said...

Everything about Christmas makes me feel warm and cozy. I love decorating the house inside and out. Making cookies with daughters and granddaughters. Just to sit and watch the snow outside and me and husband by the fireplace.
thanks for the chance to win.
MaryS

Sharon E. said...

Hot chocolate in front of the fireplace!!!
that does it for me and my family!

Merry Christmas to you, and your family, Pat!

Thanks for the fun year of contests!

Sharon Ellerbe
ramsbe2@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Christmas Candlelight Services and being with my family are what make the holidays so special to me.
Dee Yeaney
gyeaney@usachoice.net

Linda said...

Please enter me. Very pretty stamps.
Linda Peterson

Jane said...

The Christmas pickle ornament on the tree with the lights flickering off it. The stockings and the cookies for santa plate are special also.
Jane Mykleby
janemykleby@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

usual your card is beautiful. What an inspiration you have been to me and all card makers. I love having the family gather, Christmas music and seeing my "Dickens" houses all up for another season. Tradition is that a new one is under the tree every year so I have more than a village, I have a country.I just love the brightness of Christmas. Bright because it is Christ's birthday. Thank you Pat for sharing all these give aways.
Merry Christmas.
MaryAnn
granmaknit@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Oh Pat!
I love Stampsmith images and these are very special. I love lots of things about the holidays but what gives me the warmest feeling is getting out the nativity set that has been in family for many, many years and at least two generations.
Thanks for the chance to win great blog candy.
Carole
countryshoe at verizon dot net

Jen said...

Those are amazingly beautiful stamps! The thing that makes me feel all warm inside is watching other people open the perfect gift--I'm much more a giver than a person who likes to get things. The look of joy on the faces of children, delight on the faces of adults. Ahhhh...
Jen
cnedaria at aol etc.

Becky said...

Getting together with my family and watching the grandchildren open their Christmas presents on Christmas morning makes me have warm and fuzzy feelings.

mypapermoon512 at aol dot com

Colleen said...

Pat that card is just beautiful.

Having the family all around together makes me feel great at the holiday. It just isn't Christmas without family and little kids.

Have a very Merry Christmas.

Anonymous said...

Hanging all the special ornaments on the tree and remembering all the wonderful times and places where we got them does it for me. I loved reading all the comments!

Judy Buczkiewicz
crafty60452@yahoo.com

Linda said...

The Nativity Set on the dining room sideboard makes me feel very warm inside.
Thank you Pat.
lindagilmartin1947@yahoo.com

Candy Meyers said...

Those are gorgeous stamps. Thanks for all you do, Pat.
Candy
singcandy@aol.com

Darla said...

What gorgeous stamps! Please enter me for the drawing.
Darla
darladh@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Favorite is when our family gathers on Christmas Eve to have our traditional seven-course meal with recipes that have been handed down through the years. A place is set for Jesus at the dinner table. Santa's arrival after dinner is distinguished by heavy stomping and much bell ringing. He distributes a small gift to each child from his chair beside the Christmas tree and then leads the way with singing Christmas carols. Would love to win the image from Stampsmith. Just beautiful. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Holiday Blessings, Trish Gateway

Anonymous said...

Please enter me. I love your giveaways. One day I hope to win!!

Pat Schwartz

plsakron@aol.com

Margaret R said...

Lighted Christmas tree with treasured family ornaments make me feel so warm inside and brings back so many memories.
Beautiful stamps; thanks for the opportunity, Pat. Love your cards.
mraburn @ cox. net

Anonymous said...

Please enter me.

carole2000@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I forgot to leave my favorite memory. I love seeing trees with the old fashioned foil tinsel draped on every branch. It so reminds me of my childhood trees.

carole2000@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I love the look on my 2yr old grandaughter's face when she sees our town's Christmas lights & then says "Oh my goodness!!!" Your card is lovely---I love using my chalks. Please enter me for a chance to win.
CherylG
mcgodfrey918 at hotmail dot com

suesalvog said...

I love getting dressed all warm in my big winter coat and boots and brave the cold Minnesota mornings to walk to the mail box in hopes of receiving Christmas cards.
suesalvog@gmail.com

SherylH said...

My "fuzzy" moment is when we have the Christmas tree (real) all decorated and lit up, turn off the room lights and just look at the tree. Thanks for chance of the great blog candy. Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas and all the best in 2009.
Sheryl
hengen at xplornet dot com

Linda w said...

The one Holiday item that makes me feel all warm inside is Christmas carols. When I hear them on the radio I know that the season is near. Thanks for the chance to win.

Linda w
inkylinatnewdotrrdotcom

Rianne said...

i love photo stamps. This is a great christmas stamp.
Love to use it for next year, so pleaaaaaaase pick me.
Rianne
riannesmarius@gmail.com

Sara said...

A lit Tree in a Decorated Room! Sarar@cox.net

Susan B said...

My warm and fuzzy comes when I open my boxes of ornaments to trim the tree and find the beaded drum that my dad made many years ago. He was injured and had to learn to walk again in a rehab center where he spent almost a year when I was a teenager. He made the drums for me and my siblings that year. This year will be especially comforting to see it as he passed away in September.
slbest at comcast dot net

Leslie said...

Giving to the less fortunate and watching children open presents is what makes me feel warm inside. These stamps are beautiful! I love that that they are vintage pictures. Please enter me lrodriguez5@cox.net

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Pat ..

I love putting out my collection of snowmen..they make me smile looking at all their cute expressions. What's nice is I get new one's to add from the family each Christmas so my collection is always growing and I have fond memeories of those who gave them to me.

Noreen Phillips
Idostamping@aol.com

Michelle D in Oregon said...

I love that card. I'm never sure what to do with photo stamps. If I win, I promise to learn!
Michelle D in OR

Anonymous said...

Happy Holidays Pat,

I love the stampsmith rubber stamps they are so beautiful.

As far as what item makes me feel warm inside. It sounds funny but it's chocolate covered cherries. My mom knew I loved them. So when I was a little girl she always made sure to buy me a box of my very own. Of course I shared but it was still fun to open them every year. She passed away when I was 12 but every time I see a box at this time of year I think of her and miss her.

Elise ~ bloomingwonder@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

The Christmas lights on the houses and lawn decorations. I love to drive all over town to see what has been done by everyone.
Shelby Dunning
i2boppa@yahoo.com

Julie S said...

The smells of Christmas to me is pine needles, baking and my father's Old Spice cologne...hope you have a very Merry Christmas Pat! Julie S.

Debra said...

Thanks for offering the Stampsmith Stamps as a giveaway! That is one of my favorite companies!
Have a great Holiday, Pat!

Debra Jones
indygirlfriend@yahoo.com

Lori said...

The holiday item that makes me feel all warm inside is my precious moments nativity set. It is such a beautiful reminder of the season.
Lori Smanski
quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

Lori A. said...

My sister's homemade goodies! Everyone looks forward to them every year.

Kathryn the Teawife said...

Wow! What a wonderful idea to have everyone relay their warm holiday memories! As a child, it was all about Christmas Eve and visiting family and friends in my small hometown of Castroville, Texas, which was steeped in German/European history. At every house we visited, there would be laughter, hugs, homemade eggnog, and lots of European Christmas treats such as bastada pork pie, paresa and dry sausage. We live in England now, and we are building new memories for ourselves and our son, who no doubt will grow up to fondly remember his Christmas Eve experiences here! Hugs & Kisses, Kathryn the teawife, teawife@yahoo.com

Stampin' Deb said...

The smell of baking cookies and grandchildren running through the house are what puts a smile on my face and feel all warm inside.

dfielders@bellsouth.net

Desiree Young said...

When I finish making the fudge and it is ready to eat! I only enjoy it one a year so it is what makes me feel the warmth of the season! :)

Judy Chmura said...

j chmura at stetson dot edu would like to be considered for the giveaway. Love your ideas.

Cyndi - Dreams Unltd said...

What beautiful stamps! Would love to win them. I love everything about Christmas and what really makes me feel warm inside is making cards and gifts for all my loved ones and being with them for the holidays. But if I have to choose and ITEM, I'd say Christmas cookies and eggnog! *LOL*

Cyndi - Dreams Unltd

Rockin Robin Caldwell said...

Pat,
The stamps and the compositions are both gorgeous!!!

The holiday thing that most makes it for me is the look on the kids faces on Christmas day as they open their gifts!!! But, it's also in the music. My 1st language was German...even though I am American born. My Grandfather didn't speak much German, but he would ask my brother and I to sing Silent Night (Stille Nacht) to him in German, every Christmas. He died just after Thanksgiving, 20 years ago. Each time I hear that song, I cry for the memory of that wonderful man!!! Hearing it in German, I sob my heart out...not so much in sadness, but in the memory of him...and the great love that I still hold in my heart for him. It's like a message from Grampa..."I'm still here, and I remember". Merry Christmas, Rockin Robin Caldwell

Sonia E. said...

Beautiful stamps....
The lit Christmas tree on Christmas morning surrounded by my daughters and husband makes me feel warm!!

KAT said...

Looking at our live Christmas tree - I can look at it for hours - it's relaxing and for me it's the biggest symbol of the holiday!

rktucker at alltel dot net

Rene said...

It's the tree with the lights on and those are the only lights on in the room. It is really magic when you just have the twinkle of the lights and the sparkle of the ornaments.

Rene' Mewes
RM3116@charter.net

Kelcey said...

The smell of a fire and pine are cosy smells to me and make me feel watm all over! Now that we live in Florida we get the pine smell from the Christmas Mistletoe candles -
klcbaskets@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

What makes me feel warm inside at the holiday season is making the trip back home to spend it with our family. Our twin 5 year old grand-nephews are especially a hoot.
Love your card.

Denise

alias0144 at hotmail dot com

creativearts said...

The cards are amazing! Love those stamps! My cozy feeling is having my children and grandchildren home for a day during the holidays. It is such a delight to watch the little ones open their gifts and play.
Eleanor
craftsbyej@aol.com

Terri Capobianco said...

I LOVE Stampsmith stamps, and these are lovely. Your card is beautiful. Please enter me! And have a Merry Christmas!

Terri Capobianco said...

Oh...and what makes me feel all warm inside is a shot of Amaretto. LOL! Seriously, Chrismtas morning, watching the kids go nuts (hopefully) for all of Santa's surprises, while drinking a nice double shot cappaccino (maybe with a shot of Amaretto!)

Anonymous said...

My first Nativity Set that my husband and I purchased our first Christmas 41 years ago.

joycendave2203@yahoo.com

paperqueen said...

Something handmade, from the heart. If opened while drinking hot chocolate, that much more heartwarming!
Eileen
eyeleeeen@optonline.net

Wanda H said...

Wonderful stamps and you made a gorgeous card, Pat!!! Being with family and friends.. drinking hot chocolate or tea... and just enjoying being together.

Elaine A said...

Hi Pat -

The items that make me feel the coziest are the ornaments on the tree. Several of them have sentimental meanings. Like the ornaments that my mother-in-law gave us that were given to her when she was a child. Or the ornament that my son's first grade teacher made for him (a small portrait of him), he is now 35. We have an ornament for each of the pets we have had in our 36 years of marriage. The ornaments we bought when we first got married and when our son was born. Putting up the tree for us becomes a walk through Christmases past and brings memories of loved ones, those still here and those gone.

Enjoy your Holidays!

Elaine
v e allen 6 at optonline dot net

Michelle said...

Just seeing all the Christmas lights at night. And of course eating Christmas cookies while looking at the Christmas lights is even better!
michelle
michellebowley@gmail.com

paradise45 said...

The holiday item that makes me all warm and fuzzy is when my husband and I watch It's a Wonderful Life every Christmas Eve evening after all our guests have left. It's always a great reminder that we all do have so many things to be thankful for! Thanks for the chance to win.

Susan H.
tomsue@charter.net

Anonymous said...

My mom's stuffing.
Yes, please enter my name in the draw.
celinaloyerataoldotcom
Thanks

kathleen said...

Sitting by the outdoor fire place(we live in Arizona) on Christmas eve sipping a glass of wine with our family after our Christmas Eve dinner is a wonderful holiday tradition and really signifies Christmas for me.

Kathleen Rivera
loukatdan@msn.com

julie m said...

Hearing Christmas carols while I am shopping makes me happy. It helps keep the meaning of the season in my mind so I don't give in to all the hype. ziajaymeeatyahoodotcom

Bobbie said...

All the Christmas items make me feel warm and happy inside.
Angel Hugs..chemo Angel Bobbie

bobbieandmike1@yahoo.com

Nelda Deakins said...

Beautiful Christmas trees covered in sparkling lights and glass ornaments bring on the holiday spirit for me. Nelda Deakins
nelda mc765 @ charter .net

Justme said...

Thanks! Lovely!
Donna donnalb@newsguy.com

Justme said...

This is a PS, one entry, I did not see to say what Holiday, for me it is strange since I've been ill and housebound. I was always one of those do it all and never sit down types, now I am lucky if I can get up and with the kids gone, it's an effort for any holiday. So I choose from my memories past, my kids birthdays, my families birthdays and Christmas always!
I hope that makes sense.
Donna
donnalb@newsguy.com

barb said...

What lovely images, pat! Thanks so much for the chance to win them! :)

Merry Christmas,
barb hendrickson
b-a-r-b@sbcglobal.net

Linda said...

my favourite Holiday item is the beautifully arranged dinner table. It looks lways so shiny and welcoming like a warm embrace with the white damask and the little golden stars and the candles in the middle.

Anonymous said...

I love the looks on my grandchildrens' faces when they receive their gifts.

kathleen said...

Sitting around the firepit on Christmas Eve surrounded by family and friends sipping hot chocolates and chatting.

Kathleen Rivera
loukatdan@msn.com