i am grateful | let’s play

This is the week of Thanksgiving.

A time for gathering together with families big or small, with friends . . . wherever we may be . . .
and being grateful for what we have and who are in our lives.

It’s a time for reflection.

This is what I am grateful for . . .

And now, because I know you’re gonna ask–and because I’m so grateful for all of you,
here is a Monday Freebie for you. :)

You can download it for free HERE.

And now, how’s about we play a little!

Because I am so grateful for all of you, I thought we might could play a game. :)

I would like to see how many Followers we can get here . . .

SO . . .

if we can reach 250 Followers by the end of the week,
I will give away a kit of your choice to three people.

But wait, there’s more!
(you know i love that :) )

For every 25 people after that, I will give away another kit of your choice.

So, to be entered to win, just become a Follower (if you aren’t already)
and leave a comment in this post saying what you are grateful for.

Are you up for the challenge? 

I know there are many, many readers that aren’t Followers, so I’m thinking we can do it!
I think we can surpass that number by a lot!

I really want to give OODLES of kits away, so be sure to tell everyone so I can give more and more away!

I will draw winners on Friday!

With this being a holiday week, I’m not going to be around much,
but I will be keeping tabs and keeping up with any emails.

Have wonderful Thanksgiving y’all!

[this contest is closed]


2017-06-05T11:00:13+00:00November 21st, 2011|freebies|121 Comments


  1. Cathy Thomas November 21, 2011 at 10:31 am

    I am grateful for my wonderful husband and two beautiful children. And for my new Christmas Countdown project…love it!! ;)

    Happy Thanksgiving!!

  2. Debbie November 21, 2011 at 10:33 am

    Great giveaways, love you stuff!!

  3. Dolly/scrapthat November 21, 2011 at 10:34 am

    I am Grateful for a Little girl that calls me her best friend. I’m Grateful for little girl laughs and I love yous. I am Grateful for a DH that loves both his girls. I am also Grateful for your beautiful cutting files that help me make my pages to express my love for my family. THANK YOU. :D and Happy Thanksgiving Kerri!

  4. Debbie November 21, 2011 at 10:34 am

    Grateful for my family!

  5. Beth November 21, 2011 at 10:37 am

    I am grateful for my beautiful, loving family…a DH who supports me in whatever I choose to do, and two amazingly intelligent and caring kids who, at 18 and 19, actually like spending time with their parents!

    And, of course, I am grateful for your incredible talents and the kindness you constantly show!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. Natalie M. November 21, 2011 at 10:40 am

    What a great challenge! I’m so very, very thankful my family and friends have good health and happiness. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  7. Jackie Baclayon November 21, 2011 at 10:43 am

    I am grateful for a wonderful life, which includes four fantastic daughters-in-law who have created joyful
    lives for my sons and grandchildren. Life is good!

  8. Nancy Barnes November 21, 2011 at 10:50 am

    I have been a follower for a while. I am grateful for my truly amazing mom. She has always been there for me and is the rock that is keeping me going through the tough times we are having right now. I couldn’t do it without her!

  9. IssyScotland November 21, 2011 at 10:57 am

    I am grateful for my family, my friends and the life that I am living. I’m due to have major surgery next week and I truly hope that I’ll be around to be grateful for my life afterwards – besides of which….I’ve got FAR TOO MUCH Scrapbooking stuff to use yet , so I’d better be around to use it! LOL!

  10. Krista November 21, 2011 at 11:02 am

    I am grateful for my family, and the health and happiness we enjoy

  11. Gwen L. November 21, 2011 at 11:04 am

    I’m following!

    I’m grateful for a lot of things right now. For my family most of all, and for a job and lots of great opportunities in my life. And having just come back from Peru (which I’m also grateful for), I’m very appreciative of a good home, climate control and indoor plumbing :)

  12. Valerie November 21, 2011 at 11:09 am

    I’m grateful for grace most of all. (and thankful for talented individuals that share their gifts. Thanks for the freebie and opportunity to win.) I follow in Google Reader.

  13. Jennifer C November 21, 2011 at 11:10 am

    I am an RSS follower… google reader.

    I am grateful for my family!!!!

  14. Sue Alg November 21, 2011 at 11:13 am

    I have been a follower for a while and I’m grateful that God has blessed me with a wonderful husband of over 44 years and 3 wonderful sons and daugher-in-laws and finally, but not the least for 7 grandchildren. I am so grateful that all my family lives within 5 minutes of our home so I get to see them all the time.

  15. Seanna November 21, 2011 at 11:17 am

    I’m pretty grateful that my children will all be here for Thanksgiving.

  16. Janeen November 21, 2011 at 11:22 am

    I thought I was already following, but sadly I wasn’t! I am now!! Love all of your projects and your kits! I recently purchased the Autumn one because I saw it on creationswithchristina! I’m very greatful for my loving family and for my first grandson!! Thanks for this wonderful giveaway!! :)

  17. Peggy W. November 21, 2011 at 11:45 am

    Love your designs and your blog. I am thankful for my family and health. This has been a bad year for my son and I think we finally found an answer. He is acting like his ususally self and for that I am thankful for. I think. Thanks for the giveaways and all that you do on your blog.

  18. Natalie (QSOgirl) November 21, 2011 at 11:45 am

    I am so grateful for my Husband, my health, and our soon-to-be born little girl.

    {p.s. I think I signed up to follow your blog on your site, but I’m not entirely sure how to check to see if it worked! I definitely do follow your blog in Google Reader, though!}

  19. Peggy W. November 21, 2011 at 11:49 am

    Love your designs and your blog. I am thankfulfor my family and health. This has been a bad yearfor my son and I think we finally found an answer. He is acting like his usual self and for that I am thankful. I think. Thanks for the giveaways and all that you do on your blog.

  20. Rachael November 21, 2011 at 11:53 am

    I am thankful for my salvation. I am thankful for my family. I am also thankful for the ability and resources to scrapbook and craft. Thank you for the freebie. I’ve also used your numbers for my first DD album. So excited!

  21. Melissa S November 21, 2011 at 11:53 am

    I’m a new follower! I am grateful for my family, especially my wonderful husband who got me a Cameo for Christmas (and it arrived today!). Thanks so much for the great freebie and giveaway. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

  22. Cindy Stich November 21, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    I am grateful for the love of my friends and family. Everything else in life is just a bonus.

  23. Ruth G November 21, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    I’m grateful for a wonderful family, for good health, for a good-enough place to live that keeps me warm and dry and where I enjoy being with my family, I am grateful for all of my fabulous friends, for all the inspiration I see around me, for all my fun crafting toys, for a life that I know I can ask for forgiveness for my failures, I am grateful for the sunshine, the rain, the wind, the snow and ways to survive them all, for the beauty of God’s creation in every minute detail, for the time to appreciate all of the above!

  24. JessicaS November 21, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    I am grateful for so much. Primarily my husband and son, and time together during the holiday season.

  25. Susan November 21, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    I am thankful for unemployment right now. My husband is out of work and has been since July. I hope he finds a job soon, but if it werent for unemployment, we would be worse off than we are.
    I take life day by day right now….I am thankful for each day.

  26. Cheryl L November 21, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    I’m a new follower and grateful that something led me to your blog! We live in a time of fast paced hooplah where we think we need everything NOW!… but I’m grateful for the times where patience has prevailed and I can set back and savor every moment.

  27. Rhadonda November 21, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Already a follower! I am thankful for so much: Salvation, family, friends, faith, life itself. So much! Thanks.

  28. LinhC November 21, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    I am GRATEFUL for having in-laws with whom I love to be around. Can’t wait to see them this week!

  29. Sue November 21, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    I am grateful for my husband, children, family and friends – who make my life all the richer for being part of it.


  30. Cynthia B. November 21, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    Well, I thought I was already following you, because I read your blog through google reader, but I just logged on using the link in your blog, and I guess I’m really official now.
    I’m thankful for being able to spend so much time this week with both my husband’s family and my family…we really are blessed to have so many people who love us and whom we love right back!

  31. Harriet November 21, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    I am grateful for all my family and friends and especially grateful for all the people who give away freebies and make my day.

    Thank you so very much

  32. Sonja November 21, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    I am grateful for you because you share your talent and you give away freebies. Seriously…I am grateful for the USA and that I am a Christian.

  33. Becky Williams November 21, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    I am grateful for the computer to be connected to people I wish to meet someday in person. All the inspiration and great ideas from peeps everywhere.

  34. Michelle L. November 21, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    I am grateful for cuddles from a toddler and for the knowledge that nothing can separate me from the love of God.

  35. Cathy Boeche November 21, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    I am so grateful for my family and my friends. Without them, life would not be as fun, exciting or crazy. They make every day an adventure and I cherish all of the time we are able to spend together.

  36. Jennifer Priest November 21, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    I am a follower. I am grateful for our freedom.

  37. Sharon H November 21, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    I am grateful for family and health! I am also grateful for the freedom we have to share talent on the net and meet so many wonderful people! I’m follower #211 and will help spread the word!

  38. Gaby November 21, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    I am grateful for my family, health, freedom….so many reasons..
    I am your follower and love what I have purchased from your store. Your files Rock!
    I have shared on FB and know that you will reach 1000 followers in no time!

  39. ConnieC November 21, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    I’m following your blog. And I’m grateful for good friends.

  40. Jeannie November 21, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    I’m grateful for my hb and my family and for God giving me each & every day to enjoy the things in life.

    Already a follower! Thanks for the freebie and the giveaway!

  41. Suz November 21, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    I am grateful for my family and a nice cozy house to be together in!

  42. Jacqui Bailey November 21, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    I am grateful for a young lady named Dee who came into my life and ever since has helped nurture my creative side and opened my eyes to the importance of telling my story through my pictures.

  43. Janell November 21, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    I am a follower and I am grateful for my family!

  44. knknewbie November 21, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    We do not celebrate Thanksgiving here in Australia but I am grateful for my great family & especially the internet that enables me to be a part of the great crafthood worldwide Happy Thanksgiving Kerri….

  45. Katie November 21, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    I totally thought I was already a follower here…but I guess not! Now I am! I am grateful for my family, even when my kiddos are running circles around me, grateful for my faith, and am grateful for chocolate! Hee hee!

  46. Dionne November 21, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    I’m grateful for our new home.

  47. Chelsey S. November 21, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    I’m already a follower!! But I am extremely grateful for my healthy, happy newborn baby boy! Can’t get any better than this :) Thanks!

  48. Brandy S November 21, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    I am grateful for freebies, no matter what day of the week! Thanks Kerri!

  49. Kim Jones November 21, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    I am thankful for creative time.

  50. CarolineD November 21, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    Follow you? I follow you so closely you’re in danger of losing a shoe. (Remember in school people would step on the back of your shoe, just as you were taking a step, and your shoe would come off your heel? Did we call that a “flat”? Hmmm)

    Grateful for having the opportunity to go back to school to follow my dream of being a high school math teacher. As crazy as it sounds, I am loving the hours and hours of homework. Turns out solving for x is my calling. ;)

  51. Katrina H November 21, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    I am grateful for my nieces and nephews. I love them so much!

  52. Kelly English November 21, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    I am already a follower! I love your stuff! I am thankful for my family!

  53. paula November 21, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    I am thankful or all of your quick responses to my email questions..service with a smile!! You’re the best Kerri!

  54. cindy burgess November 21, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    Kerri, I am already a follower…love your site and your files! I am thankful for my family! I have 5 children, and 5 grandchildren! I am blessed to have such a wonderful family! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and thank you for the chance at a wonderful kit of yours!

  55. Lori O. November 21, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Hi Kerri!

    So excited to use the cutting files on my Dec. daily album. :) Signed on as a follower too! :)

    I am thankful for the gift of being able to create and document memories for future generations to enjoy and reflect upon.

    Blessings :)

  56. Mollie November 21, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    I am grateful for the amazing area in which I live. I look out my windows to the most beautiful view in the world…bright blue water surrounded by majestic mountains!

  57. Laurie Raiche November 21, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    I am thankful for my husband, kids and grandkids. They all bring so much happiness into my life. With out them I would be lost.

  58. Michele Swanberg November 21, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    I am grateful that my son made it home safely from Iraq!

  59. Cindy Sowell November 22, 2011 at 1:19 am

    I am grateful there is a forgiving, loving God that loves me. I am grateful for the love of my family. I am grateful that in my profession I am able to care for people. I am grateful I have enough food, clothing and shelter. I am grateful that I knew where my beloved son was when he died. I am grateful for all the many blessings in my life.

  60. Linda Stewart November 22, 2011 at 5:40 am

    I am grateful for all those who came before us, who crossed the stormy seas to escape tyranny or starvation. For those who scratched the earth to plant crops and crossed the prairies in a wagon, I am grateful. And for those who lived in sod houses, or log cabins to raise the children that made this country strong and free, I am grateful!

  61. Julie November 22, 2011 at 6:37 am

    I love “checking in” on your site and now I am following :) I am thankful for this beautiful fall morning and the chance to be home with my boys all week! Thankful for the memories we are making :)

  62. Charlene November 22, 2011 at 6:48 am

    I am grateful for my family and my health. I love your blog and your designs!

  63. Jewel November 22, 2011 at 6:48 am

    I have been reading your blog for a while but now am an official follower! I am grateful for a wonderful home, my family and friends.

  64. Jeanette C November 22, 2011 at 7:04 am

    I am so grateful for my loving husband and our 3 gorgeous boys. Nothing is more precious to me.
    I am also grateful for finding your blog and your designs :)
    Regards Jeanette

  65. Katherine November 22, 2011 at 7:21 am

    I am grateful for my family, friends, sunshine and google (so I can nurture my creative side through blogs like this ;-)) Happy Thanksgiving!

  66. Karin Adamczyk November 22, 2011 at 7:24 am

    I am grateful for the time I get to spend with my sister and her family (my family) this Thanksgiving. I am Canadian, but my sister lives in South Dakota and we are very lucky to have each other :)

  67. Kelly November 22, 2011 at 7:34 am

    I am grateful for the internet! It allows me to connect with family and friends who are spread across the country. (especially during the holidays!) Plus, I get to find great ideas from so many talented, inspiring people–I just found your blog via Pinterest.

  68. Lynne November 22, 2011 at 7:57 am

    I am grateful for my family and the fact that we have such a lucky life.

  69. teri l pastorino November 22, 2011 at 8:17 am

    i am a new follower, i am grateful for my husband, my children and the roof over my head and food on my table. they sound like such simple things. however my husband was unemployed for quite some time this year and things were very hard to come by, including food. so i am truly grateful for what i have!

  70. Julie B November 22, 2011 at 9:40 am

    I am grateful to be blessed with such great kids and wonderful husband. I have been given so much and I am very grateful for it. I love your website and your fun ideas. Keep it up!

  71. Janet Swanlady November 22, 2011 at 11:05 am

    I am grateful for . . .
    . . . rain in a parched land
    . . . the health and safety of my family
    . . . time to create

  72. Heather Newman November 22, 2011 at 11:50 am

    I’m thankful for a healthy family.

  73. Chrissie T. November 22, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    I am so truly grateful for my family. I know everyone says that, but I don’t know what I’d do without my husband, son, daughter or my mom! I love them all so much and they are the reason that I’m ME!

  74. Diane November 22, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    I am so grateful for your blog that I look forward to reading every day. Your designs and ideas inspire me to scrapbook my wonderful family memories. Your recipes get me to try new things in the kitchen (I’m not a cook!). Your easy to follow tutorials allow me to experiment and try things I never would attempt on my own. So I thank you for sharing your life and talents with all of us. You bring me a smile and warm my heart each day. Thank you!

  75. Ellie A. November 22, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    Grateful for my children who are the reason I keep pushing forward.

  76. LaraR November 22, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    I’m a long time follower and Fan! Of course I’m grateful for my family but I am also grateful there is creative people like you to create cute things for me (non creative person) to create. Wish there were more time in the day!

  77. Anissa November 22, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    Already a follower…HUGE FAN! ;-) I am grateful for my 2 amazing kids who give me purpose everyday.

  78. Andrea S. November 22, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    I am grateful for my faith & my family. I would be nothing without either of them. :)

  79. Stephanne November 22, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    I am grateul for my husband and my daughter. Without them, life would be mush. :-)

  80. Esther November 22, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    Keri – you are so amzingly generous! I not only love the files you create but so appreciate the hours that go into making them. That’s what I am grateful for! xoxo

  81. kathy (krolski) November 22, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    I am grateful for faith, family, friends and freedom! Thanks for the chance and the great freebies!

  82. Michele November 22, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    I’m grateful for my family and friends who I love to pieces and I’m extremely grateful to you kerri, for giving us constant inspiration especially when we really need it!! Thank you! =)

  83. Judy November 22, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    I’m a follower…love your products! This Thanksgiving I am most thankful for my health and to have reached the 5-year-cancer-free milestone.

  84. kat-in-texas November 22, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    I am grateful for faith, family, friends (and blog friends) and for living in the BEST country in the whole wide world!!! Amen. :)

  85. Lynda Paredes November 22, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    I am always grateful for all my husband provides & sacrifices for his family!

  86. Tegan November 22, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    I am thankful for the basics- food and shelter. Thanks for the chance to win! I hope we make it to 250! Woot! Woot!

  87. Karen Nadeau November 22, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    I’m following and I’m grateful for the few family and friends that I have in my life.

  88. Beth R November 22, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    I have been following you since your days w CK-QVC-Silhouette.
    I am so happy that you took the chance and stepped out on your own !
    I am grateful for a warm little house, a healthy fiance (major heart attack in June at 46), my amazing daughter and my dear ole mom.
    I have learned to take NOTHING for granted, because on a very ordinary monday at 3:06 in the afternoon… everything could change.

  89. ShellyE November 22, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    I am thankful for the inspiration I get from talented ladies like you on the internet. Love, Love, Love your stuff!

  90. lisa November 22, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    I am grateful I can’t find a reason to get up early to go shopping on Black Friday! Seriously, I am grateful for my friends, family and scrapping!

  91. Shawn November 22, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    I am grateful for the health and happiness of my family. Truly blessed.
    Thrilled that I stumbled across your blog by accident last year. It has taken my scrapbooking to a whole new level. Finally making the most out of the Cricut my husband bought me for Christmas.

  92. Sue R November 23, 2011 at 5:52 am

    I am grateful deo my family & friends that inspire me everyday!
    Happy Thanksgiving to all!

  93. Yer Missi Vang November 23, 2011 at 6:02 am

    I’m grateful for my family. They’re my happiness. Thanks for the chance to win!

  94. amy November 23, 2011 at 6:29 am

    I am grateful for the daily blessings on my family too numerous to count!

  95. Kimberly W. November 23, 2011 at 8:16 am

    I am very grateful for a healthy happy family. Thanks for the chance to win.

  96. Amy V November 23, 2011 at 8:21 am

    I am grateful for many things, but I am most grateful for my family and health.

  97. Carol Hinrichsen November 23, 2011 at 8:56 am

    I am grateful for all my family and friends and especially for my incredible sons! Happy Thanksgiving!!

  98. Christi November 23, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    Woo I’m #249!!
    I’m grateful for an amazing husband who loves me even when I’m grouchy, a great group of friends and a fun and quirky family.

  99. Beury November 23, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    love, love, love your store and blog, you are terrific!!! had to push you to 250:)

  100. Beury November 23, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    oops, touchpad posted before I could put in what I’m grateful for.. my family and my incredible friends, they add the color to my life!

  101. Leslie B. November 23, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    I am grateful for my family and my health, and I am also grateful for the wonderful things you design!!

  102. Karen W November 23, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    I am Grateful for the love and support of family and friends.


  103. Suzanne November 23, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    Just started following your blog! I am grateful for my family! Thanks for the free download!

  104. Jennifer November 23, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    I am thankful for my 3 beautiful children.

  105. Cathy November 23, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    I am grateful for a family (both my husbands, my family and now our children) that likes to laugh and have a good time. This
    makes holiday’s so fun and enjoyable.

  106. judi November 23, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    I am grateful for ALL the blessings my heavenly father showers down upon me — not the least of which is my wonderful husband of 20 years, meaningful work for me to do in healthcare, a beautiful home, our steadfast and precious friends and neighbors! I am a follower, and I love your This + That kits! Happy Thanksgiving to you Kerri — and thanks for the grateful freebie!

  107. Melissa November 23, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    I am Thankful for my family and the
    To finally find out what the word “Joy”
    Really means.

  108. marilyn November 24, 2011 at 6:35 am

    I am a follower and would love to win a kit!

  109. Cindy Schow November 24, 2011 at 7:35 am

    I’m grateful for YOU! :) Thanks for being such a great friend over the years, you are simply the BEST!

  110. erika November 24, 2011 at 11:29 am

    Kerri , I would love to win , even though your blog is a daily stop for me , I was not a follower. I am now though !

  111. Karen Walker November 24, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    I’ve been following you ever since I got my Silhouette a year ago, but I never became an official follower until now. :-) I’m grateful for so many things, but particularly this Thanksgiving for being able to celebrate the holiday with my daughter and SIL. I live in NY and they live on the west coast so time together is precious!

  112. Bonnie November 24, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    I so thankful for all the blessings in my life, family, friends, and a wonderful community I have met through scrapbooking!!

  113. Alisha Barton November 26, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    I am very thankful for the wonderful friends and family in my life. I am blessed to have a great support group around me. There is really a lot to be thankful for to much to share.

  114. Victoria Sturdevant November 26, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    I’m grateful for a happy, healthy, simple life. Loving and being loved is so wonderful.

  115. Glenda November 26, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    I am so grateful for my second chance at life after being diagnosed with leukaemia at age 40. I could not have done it without my beautiful sister, she was my bone marrow donor, my wonderful husband or my 4 gorgeous children. So much to be grateful for 12 years later. Life is good and papercraft makes it perfect!

  116. Maureen Chandler November 27, 2011 at 9:14 am

    I am grateful for my husband of 21 years, my four boys and wonderful daughters-in-law, my seven siblings, my 90-year-old Mom, my friends and other relatives and my very blessed life!

  117. Carol Wells November 27, 2011 at 11:46 am

    I’m especially thankful for good health for my husband and myself. I am also thankful for God’s salvatiobn full and free.

  118. Lisa W. November 27, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    I am so thankful for my faith and my family. I couldn’t make it a day without either one!

  119. Dawn Keckley December 5, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    The link is not working for the download. :(

  120. Tasha Stanton October 6, 2013 at 7:43 am

    I’m so thankful I found you here! Thanks for the beautiful freebies!

  121. kendell May 6, 2014 at 12:16 am

    Thank you this will be very useful

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