Grateful for YOU.

Hey there dear readers.

I just wanted to take a moment and say thank you.

For reading my blog, for visiting, for being interested in my creative adventures and musings.

I feel so blessed to be able to do what I do for a living, and none of it would be possible without those who support and take interest in my wacky ideas. So THANK YOU.

I want to do some features on craft companies who I really support, who I think are doing great things and should be called out for them. I will be doing that in December as a kind of year-end series.


Today though – it is about you and so I thought how better to say thank you than with a few gifts.

These are gifts that I am purchasing to share with you – they are not donated.

What are they, you may ask? WellΒ I’m giving awayΒ a Freckled Fawn “Oh Deer Me”kit, a Simon Says Stamp gift certificate for $50, and three entrants will win three free classes at! That means three people will win my two current + my next class (not yet released or announced!) just like that. Pretty cool, right?!

and if we get loads of entries, I’ll add even more prizes!

So, how do you enter? Leave a comment here on my blog (if you’re reading via email or blog reader of some sort, hop over to and leave a comment on this post!) to enter for your chance to win. One comment/entry per person, please! The winners will be drawn randomly on December 3rd and posted here.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone – have a lovely weekend!!

184 thoughts on “Grateful for YOU.”

  1. You’re thanking us? I’m thanking YOU! With the wealth of inspiration and instruction on the web, you stand out to me because you always bring the A game. I’ve taken many of your classes, and I’ve always been so very inspired, especially by your attitude. Your encouragement to relax and have fun has made me a happier crafter, so thank you so much. Can’t wait to see what class(es) you have in store for us next! πŸ™‚

  2. Thank YOU, May! My goodness, you are inspiring. Even though I have a very different style from yours, I always enjoy looking at and am inspired by the fabulous projects you create. I love listening to your input on the Paperclipping Roundtable podcast and I also am super inspired by the way you get your sweet girls involved in crafting, too. (I am already trying to get my almost-two-year-old into crafting, and I think it’s working ;-)) But more than that, I am inspired by your insistence on low-stress crafting. As a perfectionist, I need that encouragement over and over and over….and over again. Thank you so much for all that you do.

  3. Wow May! You are being so generous πŸ™‚ I am Grateful for YOU too! I pick up so many great tips from you & get inspired by all your creative ideas & projects. Your passion for crafting & the products you use really shines through & that’s what keeps me coming back time & time again. Thank You.

  4. How generous of you! I am a faithful reader, I love the variety of projects you share. I feel like I am always leaning something new here. Thank YOU!

  5. Hi May, THANK YOU for sharing with us and for being so lovely and inspiring! Appreciate the chance to win, thank you for taking the time to do this πŸ™‚

  6. Thank you May! I always look forward to visiting you and I always come away with so much
    inspiration! Thank you for sharing your techniques and what you love. I am grateful for you!

  7. WOW how generous…and you already give so much with sharing your talent, creativity and ideas. Love your blog and all you share. thanks for the oportunity!

  8. A Very Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family also May and I’m thankful for your inspiration and sharing your ideas on your blog!! (especially love camp!)

  9. you’re welcome! and thank you! i so enjoy your blog, your classes, your projects, and your open, generous heart….always sharing with us. thank you for it all!

  10. Thanks you too May. So enjoying your holiday classes, simple projects that get me inspired to do something fun and crafty a little bit at a time. Happy Thanksgiving.

  11. Thank you! thank you for:
    your creativity,
    your constant diligence in sharing your creativity with us,
    your exuberance, excitement and pure enjoyment of your craft (it is contagious),
    your classes,
    your free tutorials,
    your SUPERB customer service and
    thank you for always inspiring! (from craftiness to self improvement),
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  12. Thank you for always posting great projects! Wouldn’t visit your site if there wasn’t great content to spend time looking at! Hope you have a great Thanksgiving and thank you for the chance to win great stuff!

  13. Happy Thanksgiving to you, too. I am grateful for you. For your classes, for your ideas and for your inspiration every day. You make it easier to turn my ideas into reality. Thank you.

  14. May, you’re one of my favorite bloggers and artists and I take your advice on products and techniques like law.

    Thank you for generously sharing your craft with us day after day and thank you for the chance to win.

  15. Thank YOU May! Your projects are always so inspiring and make me want to craft. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and thank you for the giveaway!

  16. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!
    And Thank you for sharing such Wonderful projects, ideas, and techniques with us!
    I really do enjoy reading your blog !
    and Thanks for the chance to win on top of all that!

  17. May, thank you! I have taken so many of your classes and loved EVERY ONE! I hope you and your family have a blessed holiday season!

  18. Thank you so much for the chance to win! LOVE your blog and classes! They are so inspirational and I’ve learned so much from you!

  19. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! It has been an absolute pleasure to have met you and I continue to be inspired by you all the time. Thank you for the amazing techniques and ideas for enhancing my creative process! I truly enjoy your blog posts & look forward to your classes all the time!

  20. Thank you so much May for being there for us. I always enjoy your comments and ideas on products.

    Thank you also for being so kind to give us an opportunity to win. Looking forward to your December blogs.

  21. I see I am not the first to respond with a big THANK YOU to you for all that you do. I look forward to your blogposts (via email). I love the projects that you share. I enjoy listening to you when you are on PRT. And I have loved the classes that I have taken with you. I hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving with your beautiful family. You deserve the best.

  22. May I am thankful for you!!! You are consistently AWESOME, and you truly care about your readers. I love everything you do. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving…and THANK YOU FOR BEING YOU!!!!

  23. I don’t comment often enough, but I really do enjoy reading your blog. Thanks for many lessons and much inspiration. Hope you enjoy a very happy Thanksgiving.

  24. Thanks for your thanks and the incredible drawing πŸ™‚ … and just to turn that around … you have been such a help to me and my crafting endeavors; from sharing your tips, the re-org craft room to your comments on Burn Notice, I always enjoy your daily “pop” into my inbox. And, I also appreciate that the few times I’ve had questions, you’ve taken the time to answer, really nice!
    Have a great Thanksgiving, May!

  25. Thank you for the chance to win some goodies and classes! I enjoy your site and the projects you do, really looking forward to your classes. Happy holidays!

  26. Love your blog May…always excited to open my email blasts and see what you are up to-whether it be books, scrapping, cardmaking, classes…Thanks for the chance to win and Happy Turkey Day!

  27. Thank you May for thinking of us what a nice idea. I’ve taken your classes at Big Picture and loved them. Thank you for the opportunity to win. Yes, you are inspiring and encouraging.
    Love all your ideas and I keep a notebook to refer back to.

  28. THANK YOU!!! You have made such a difference in my crafting life. I am trying new things because of you-the stencils class is the latest in my artistic journey. You have been such a blessing- I often hear your crafty voice in my head when I am brainstorming. You are a joy in my life, a thousand thank you’s!

  29. I really do enjoy seeing what you create. I forward emails to friends, I learn new things, I discovered Simon Says Stamp. Thank you for creating so much awesome.

  30. Thanks for a chance to win, I always need more stuff! Ha, ha! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

  31. Thank you May for your enthusiasm, your openness and all the inspiration you provide to me and many others. I hadn’t heard of you at the beginning of the year, and now I have done two of your BPC classes and become an avid reader of your blogs (and I am very ruthless about what blogs I follow since time is s precious resource for me). I look forward to seeing your new endeavours unfold.

  32. Thank you for being totally YOU !! No airs, all genuine you !! You are wonderful to follow and very real ….your chaos makes mine feel normal !!

    Happy Thanksgiving!!

  33. I am thankful and grateful for you dear May! I love, love, love your creativity. You are great! Thank you for being you.

  34. Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you for sharing your time, creativity, and for the very generous giveaway!

  35. Hi May, I’ve learned so much from your classes, I should be thanking you. I guess we all win.
    The internet is an amazing place for us crafters.
    Have a lovely Thanksgiving!

  36. Congratulations on the new blog. Thank you for putting so much time and energy into a system that brings so much joy to its readers. I have been reading your blog very a long time and enjoy seeing the projects you create and reading the information you have to share. So…thank you!

  37. May, thank you for sharing your wonderful art. Your emails always make me smile, and I love your wonderful projects. They inspire me to push myself a little harder, be a little more creative, and just have a little more fun. Thanks for having this wonderful giveaway as well. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your readers.

  38. May, Thank you for sharing so much of yourself with all of us. Yours is one of the blogs that I read daily. Happy Thanksgiving!

  39. I’m grateful for you too. I enjoy the fact that you always keep it real here on your blog. Thanks for the inspiration too πŸ™‚

  40. I hope you and your family have an AMAZING holiday filled with love and laughter. You inspire me to think out of the box and I am forever grateful for your presence in my web community. Happy Crafting!

  41. May, I am just so grateful I found you and consider you a friend even though we have never met. Maybe someday. You are so generous to do this. Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving.

  42. There is nothing like the feeling of being able to create things from scratch. Be it food, cards or scrapbook pages. Having people like you who inspire others is a blessing. May you and yours be safe and happy.
    Thanks Judy

  43. Thank you for sharing what you do with us and you do it so well. I discovered you at Big Picture Classes. I always enjoy your classes and revisit them often. You are one of the reasons I have joy in scrapbooking and crafts.

  44. I see I am not alone in thinking of how grateful we all are that you choose to share all of your stuff with us! Thank you so much for all you do!!!!

  45. Thank you May! You are such a great source of inspiration, and positivity in the blogging world. I enjoy reading your posts, and have more than enjoyed learning from you over the years. So, THANK YOU for all that you give to us, your readers.

  46. Thank you for always brightening my day with your inspired crafting and positive outlook on life. I love looking at the glimpses of your life that you are willing to share. Hope you and your family have a blessed Thanksgiving.

  47. thanks May for the opportunity to win. I bought your stencil class and love it. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  48. I have never taken your class but it would be nice to win and try them. Also I like what you do for us stampersI so keep it up.

  49. Although I may not comment (much) I am here and I do appreciate all that I have learned via your blog, enjoyed that mini trip book recently and you inspired me to try embossing paste…having a good time with that too!! Happy Thanksgiving, I am grateful to you for all you do..I know it takes a lot of work to do a blog…you are appreciated!!!

  50. May, I would love to win one of your classes. Thanks for the chance and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  51. Thanks May, you are so generous! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! Thanks for a chance to win!

  52. Wow! Thank you for the chance to win and for sharing your inspiration on your blog throughout the year. Hope you and your family have a Happy Thanksgiving!

  53. Thank you! You are always amazing and inspiring me. I am enjoying your holiday class. Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving!

  54. May I think you are crazy inspiring. I love seeing your creations as they are always amazing and so creative. I look forward to all your new projects throughout the holiday season and beyond! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

  55. Happy Thanksgiving, May! What a lovely thought and thank you for the giveaways. Sending a huge thank you back to you for all of your encouragement, inspiration and teaching that you have shared so generously and enthusiastically. In all of your classes that I have taken, you have kept to the heart of crafting…it’s supposed to be fun, and if I like what I am doing, there are no rules to say it’s “wrong!” I have learned tons from you, and for that THANK YOU!! Also, thanks for sharing your pages and projects featuring your beautiful daughters. They take me back to my days raising my own two daughters. So much fun, and so soon gone. Enjoy every moment!!

  56. May, it has been a pleasure to be able to be inspired by you. Thank you for all of your ideas and advice.

  57. Thanks to you for an interesting and inspiring blog. Thanks, too, for a chance to win your giveaway.

  58. Thanks so much for all you do!
    Appreciate the chance to win some fun stuff. Have a great Thanksgiving!

  59. I signed up for both of your classes the day you announced them but I’ve been too busy getting ready for Thanksgiving. They will be my reward when the weekend is over and my grandson is back in school. Thank YOU for sharing everything with us from fitness goals, book reviews, birthday party themes, and so many fun crafting ideas. Love your videos, love your daughters crafting with you and I am so impressed with the career you are building. Thanks for a chance to win.

  60. I think you’ve already given us a gift: your enthusiasm and matter-of-fact teaching style are enjoyable. But I’d appreciate winning just the same.

  61. thank YOU for all the amazing inspiration you have given us all over the years.
    and thanks for the chance to win some awesome prizes πŸ™‚

  62. May, thank you for all the inspiration you provide. And for you to offer a generous give-away like this is icing on the cake! Hope you and your lovely family have a Happy Thanksgiving.

  63. May, What a wonderful opportunity. I would love to win any of these prizes. I already am in your classes and would love to be in the next as they are such fun. Have a great Holiday and I’ll keep reading and watching.

  64. Oh May there is no need to Thank us. I enjoy your creativity so much and everything you do just inspires me to try new things. I wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving, thank you and god bless.

  65. Oh my goodness, this is such a sweet post and giveaway. I love all the great projects and techniques that you share with us on your blog and am a HUGE fan of yours! Hoping you have a great holiday and looking forward to you continuing to inspire us every day!

  66. Ohhhhhhhhhh, May … what an over-the-top and generous giveaway. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

    I look forward to all of your posts – your work is so inspirational to me and I just love to see what you are doing.

    Thank you again for this great giveaway.

  67. WOW Thanks May! What a great way to spend December playing with your favorite things and giving away gifts that you really believe in. Thanks for keeping me inspired.

  68. May, Thank you for a great give away! I love your picture on this post as it really makes me excited about Christmas! Hope I win!

  69. We thank you! Your generous sharing of your craft and knowledge inspires us and blesses us. πŸ™‚

  70. Oh May…I am grateful for you!! You share so many good ideas with us….and are always so encouraging. Thank you for all you share with us!

  71. Grateful for us?? Really?? Ok–well, I guess you are…but, and BUT, we are extremely grateful for you!! YEP–YOU!! I enjoy reading your blog every day…your is among the first I open…I enjoy it that much! You are such a genuine person, and I, we, thank you!

  72. May, you are my inspiration. When I read your blog I feel like we are the crazy crafty sisters. I am very thankful for you sharing of your ideas and inspiration. How kind of you to have a give away for us. Happy holidays.

  73. I am so very thankful for you, dear May. You inspire us with all of your creativity and share your ideas so generously. Without you, there would be a very large hole in our crafty world. Thank You! I wish you and your beautiful family a blessed Thanksgiving. You are loved.

  74. Whoppppeeeeeddddddeeeeeeedooooooooooo! May you are so sweet! What a great opportunity to win something fun just in time for the holidays.

    Your classes are great ! I can’t wait to see what you will come up with next!

    Happy Holidays!

  75. Thanks to you for all your efforts. I love watching your videos and I have recently been going through your stencil class. Thanks again.

  76. Hola!

    Me gusta mucho lo que haces, tu arte. Me apunte en una de tus clases.
    Gracias por querer darnos regalos. Espero ser una de las afortunadas.
    Feliz dia de Accion de Gracias.

  77. May, I love your blog – especially the videos. I’ve taken a couple of your classes and really enjoyed them. Thanks so much for all you do.

  78. Thank you for all the inspiration you have given us. I am fairly new to your blog and while I don’t make cards at this time, I am sorely tempted by you to start! We do, however, use many of the same supplies in our creative endeavors and I really appreciate your tutorials. I would like to say thanks for this awesome giveaway…you have gone way overboard and I’m sure we all love that about you!

  79. I love reading your blog. Thank you for sharing your ideas. I enjoy reading about you and the girls and your adventures. I really enjoyed the class that I took with you earlier this year. Thanks for all the great giveaways maybe one day my name will be picked.

  80. What a nice post to read after a long day at work! Your blog is one of my favorites and your enthusiasm is such a big part of that.

    Hope you and your family have a great Thanksgiving!

  81. I enjoy your blogposts and all your inspiration. Thanks for a chance at some goodies. Happy Thanksgiving!

  82. Thank YOU Mae for all that you do and share with us on your blog! Just reading your happy blog daily is always a smile for me! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your lovely family!

  83. Thank you May for appreciating us crafters and for somehow making me feel like I personally know you through your on-line classes, blog and now your own website and classes. I can tell you love what you do as it shines through in your projects and the enthusiasm in your voice. Keep up the wonderful work you share with us and keep those creative juices flowing. Thanks again!

  84. I stumbled upon your blog about a year ago and have been hooked ever since! I love your unique style and fresh ideas for using a lot of the products I have. So thank YOU!

  85. Thank you back for all the great blog posts and crafty inspiration! I always love seeing what you come up with and all the tips you give us beginning card makers!

  86. I regular get a little giggle from your posts as well as great inspiration. Thanks for both!

  87. Wow! Thanks, May! I love your blog – love the inspiration that you provide. Thanks so much for all of that and for the chance to win! Happy Thanksgiving – Happy crafting!

  88. Wishing you and yours a Happy and blessed Thanksgiving. Thank you for making crafting fun for me again.

  89. May, we are thankful for all you share with us…your classes, inspiration, glimpses of your life, goodies…thank you! Keep on crafting!

  90. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving May (I think it is still Thursday with you?) Thanks for being so generous with your blog – you’ve given me so much inspiration

  91. Happiest of Happy– for Thanksgiving and beyond. Thanks for all the sharing and the fun of watching you (and your girls) grow as artisan crafters and mom. Again Happy Holidays!

  92. Love you, May. Practical, creative, generous, and inspiring. Wishing you and yours, a happy holiday.

  93. May,
    Thank you for all you do for your readers.
    Your Fieldguide class revolutionized my scrapbooking
    and crafting as a whole. I look forward to checking
    out your new classes and thanks for the chance to win.
    Blessings ~~ dawn

  94. Thank you, May! I have taken classes from
    you before and really enjoyed them! I admire your creativity and talent.

  95. I just signed up for your stencil class and am so excited to try everything out. I love your blog and your “mistakes are no big deal” and “crafty fun” philosophy of scrapbooking/ paper arts. No guilt, no pressure, just relaxing and fun. Thank you for your wonderful generosity. May it be repaid to your and your family a thousandfold in the coming year.

  96. Thank you! I took Camp Scrap at BPC with you earlier this year and loved it. Looking forward to continued inspiration on your blog.

  97. Happy Thanksgiving to you & your family! Thank you for sharing your craftiness with us, you definitely inspire me to look at my supplies in a new light.

  98. May, I love all that you do. You are so very talented, and I am so thankful that I have been able to benefit from your knowledge in person. I’d love to win any of your prizes. Thank you!

  99. Thank you for your generosity, and for sharing your creativity with all of us! I’m always so inspired by your work. I’d love a chance to win any of your prizes. Thanks again!

  100. You are always so generous…with your stuff, your talent and your positive spirit! Thank YOU for that!!

  101. May, THANK YOU for all you do, for how much you inspire and for how honest and sincere you are. It is a joy to take your classes and reading your blog!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  102. Hi May, I’ve been trying to think of the right words to type, to share with you how grateful I am for your blog. Your positive outlook on life, cheery disposition & stunning art work have got me through some difficult times & got me hooked on crafting. Thank You from the bottom of my heart.

  103. Hi May!
    Thank you for your craftiness and your creations! It keeps inspiring me to try new techniques.

  104. I love seeing what you create. Thanks for the continuous reminders that it doesn’t need to be perfect, it’s ok to just PLAY.

  105. Thanks for all your hard work. I always look forward to your posts popping up in my Feedly stream… Even if I am usually a few days behind reading them. Lots of inspiration and common sense… What more could a girl ask for? I hope you had a lovely weekend with your family.

  106. I’ve very grateful for your inspiration, clear vision, and sense of humor. Your blog often makes my day! Take care girl, and thanks for the chance to win a prize!

  107. Thank you for offering these great giveaways! And thank you for being creative and sharing it with us.

  108. THANK YOU! I blog a little…I have an idea how much time & effort goes into each and every post. YOU are amazing! Your blog is one of the first that I read when I’m playing catch up a couple of times a week. Always fun, inspirational and so generous with your time & talents. Prayers for your upcoming surgery and recovery. We’ll understand if things are quiet around here. πŸ™‚

  109. NO! Thank YOU!! You inspire me SO much. I love all your projects and just wish I had the time and space to do something similar! I check out your blog as often as I can and also take as many of your online classes as possible. Love your work!! Prayers are with you for surgery and recovery, I’m sure E will be helpful too!!

  110. Love all the inspiration you provide thru out the year May! best wishes with your surgery & recovery – I hope you have a nice trashy novel to read. Check out the ones by Sarah MacLean if you haven’t already – you’ll love them.

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