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I Believe I Can Fly - Stories from a December Angel

Updated on November 29, 2012

My First Set of Angel Wings

In the afternoon of November 29, 2010 I received an email from Kimberly that stated I would be a December Angel!

I joined Squidoo on Nov 1, 2010, and I have to say that I've felt very blessed this past month. I would like to thank those of you in the community who have gone out of their way to provide me with guidance and support as I started fumbling my way through lenses. I cannot wait to explore the community and spread out some dust during my time as a December Squidoo Angel!

December 2nd, I saw the confirmation on the side bar... I AM AN ANGEL! On January 6, I lost my wings. It was a fantastic month, and I am so proud of all of the amazing work that I found!

Title Mosaic created with Andrea Mosaic. See my lens for more information.

..first thing you must do before we'll get you set up is confirm your interest and ability for [Dec]

What I Look for in a Lens to Bless

I am a fan of crafts (especially knitting) but I will bless lenses on any subject. I like to see original content and lots of pictures. If it is a sales lens (and there are many around the holiday season), I would like to see an interesting twist to a standard topic to see that it has your personal flavor in it.

I DO NOT LIKE: Paragraphs or sentences lifted from other sources. You can have things from the wikipedia since they allow people to republish their articles, but you MUST cite your source. I will not bless a lens that has only wikipedia and amazon content. (I have no problem with sales lenses, but I would like to see some of your words amongst your amazon modules, not all content taking from the amazon page itself)

In this lensography

I will feature my favorites of the lenses that I dusted with my angel dust.

Space Jam - I believe I can fly

Who doesn't love space jam?

As I continue to fly around Squidoo

I will try to separate the rest of my blessings by some kind of topic.

Have you ever been a Squid Angel?

...and would you apply to become one again?

See results

The Tools of the Squid Angel

The Tools of the Squid Angel
The Tools of the Squid Angel

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      Joan Hall 6 years ago from Los Angeles

      Thanks for blessing the Jenga 2 lens!

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      joanv334 6 years ago

      Hello, nice to meet you!

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      Diana Grant 7 years ago from United Kingdom

      My goodness, there's a lot to read here! And here's some Angel Blessings from me to you - well done!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I enjoyed reading this lens and want to thank you for blessing my lens,

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      tandemonimom lm 7 years ago

      What a great list of lenses! Good work, Squid Angel!

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      Philippians468 7 years ago

      this is AWESOME =)

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      GoodinDevelopme 7 years ago

      Nice to have some feedback on what Angels look for. Thanks for the page.

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      MikeEssex 7 years ago

      Thanks for my blessing :)

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      ChemKnitsBlog2 7 years ago

      @EuroSquid LM: These "groups" were often formed after I found one great lens in the category and decided to search for more in the same category. I spent a lot of time at SquidU looking through lenses that people were posting, and then I would look at top 100 lists in categories (which made some of my categories here simple!) and then I also searched for random words that interested me.

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      EuroSquid LM 7 years ago

      Thanks! I believe I will soon be inducted into the January Angel Class, so I came by looking for tips and hints. It was interesting that you focused on these groups. But how did you find these lenses? Just by searching randomly? Or did you use any other way to separate the bless-worthy lenses?

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      DecoratingEvents 7 years ago

      Excellent Angel lens! thanks for blessing me too!

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      DIY-Solar-Electricity 7 years ago

      Thanks! I learned a lot from your lens. Thanks again.

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      DIY-Solar-Electricity 7 years ago

      Thanks! I learned a lot from your lens. Thanks again.

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      Treasures By Brenda 7 years ago from Canada

      Nicely done; thank you for your blessings and for including my work on your page.

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      I-sparkle 7 years ago

      This was a really cool lens. Liked all the difference resource material. Look forward to reading you in 2011, and congrats on the Angel status.

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      Mary Norton 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      A very good resource for lenses to learn from.

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      blessedmomto7 7 years ago

      Thanks for the blessing on my Lego Birthday Party lens. Congrats on being a December Angel. Can't wait to read some of your knitting lenses!

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      ChemKnitsBlog2 7 years ago

      @Paul Ward: Haha, well all baking is fundamentally chemistry, so there isn't much of a stretch there ;) Mainly it's just a way for me to start sharing my cooking adventures while keeping my branding going. (If ChemKnits didn't exist, I doubt that I would have used ChemEats as the name... who knows what ChemXYZ will follow next!)

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      Paul 7 years ago from Liverpool, England

      Thank you for the work you and fellow Angels do - it's hugely appreciated.

      I'm curious as to what the food blog will have, considering the chemistry -- will you be following the Scrambled Egg and Bacon Ice Cream.route?

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      Jeanette 7 years ago from Australia

      You had a busy month to stretch your wings. I appreciated your blessing.

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      global-sky 7 years ago

      Congrats on your wings!

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      jackieb99 7 years ago

      Good work on your blessings!

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      sponias lm 7 years ago

      Your work is excellent! Congratulations!

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      ChemKnitsBlog2 7 years ago

      @Tarra99: It was my pleasure! Merry Christmas to you, too!

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      Yourshowman LM 7 years ago

      Congrats On your squid wings :-)

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      Tarra99 7 years ago

      Congrats on your wings and thank you sooooo much for blessing my Scrabble Tile Pendant lens...I sincerely appreciate it! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

      I wish you much health, happiness & success for 2011!

      Hugs, Kat

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I guess I am not as unique as I thought I was...I was gonna be original and post Congrats on getting your wing but noticed that there are others that posted that before me...seriously sure would like to also congrat you and I especially love the title of your lens..I Believe I Can Fly!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      congratulations on your new wings little angel, fly high!

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      QuirkySue 7 years ago

      Congrats on being an angel, and a big "Thanks!" for blessing one of my lenses :D

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      Jennifer P Tanabe 7 years ago from Red Hook, NY

      Congrats on being a December angel - and what a great job you're doing! Thanks for blessing one of my lenses!

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      katiecolette 7 years ago

      Congrats on being December Angel! Please check out my charity lens to help a 9-months old boy fight cancer. Thank you!

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      norma-holt 7 years ago

      Congrats on becoming an angel and in you first month here - well done. I am featuring this lens on Angel Blessings Mean Something.

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      Vicki Green 7 years ago from Wandering the Pacific Northwest USA

      Congratulations on being fitted with your wings this month. Blessed and featured on my SquidAngel lens.

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      javr 7 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thanks for featuring my own Squid Angel journal. I am very pleased to be an angel as well. I have featured this lens on my "Greetings Level 56 Squids" lens. I have also blessed this lens.

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      Spook LM 7 years ago

      I'm astonished by how much and how fast you have done everything here on Squidoo. Congratulations and thanks.

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      Mary Beth Granger 7 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      Thank you so much for your blessing on my Winter in Missouri lens. Now I'm off to see some o f these lenses you have blessed! Blessings to you!

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      spunkyduckling 7 years ago

      Of course I did. Fabulous choices might i add. Congratulations on being an angel and thank you for blessing my "do we eat spiders in our sleep" lens. It's been wonderful reading your comment over there. Very entertaining.

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      rwoman 7 years ago

      Let's hope we both enjoy our Angelic journeys!

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      Frugal Bride 7 years ago

      Congrats! Thanks for sharing the lens you bless. Can't wait to check them all out.

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      magicgeniewishl 7 years ago

      Congratulations on becoming an Angel, I hope its lots of fun! Great lens!

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      monarch13 7 years ago

      Congrats fellow angel!

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      KDimmick 7 years ago

      I like your section on other Dec angels :)

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      darciefrench lm 7 years ago

      You're off to a great start this month -:) I am adding your angelography to November Blessings under December Angels.

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      poutine 7 years ago

      I'm glad that you are enjoying flying and hope your wings will get you

      all the way to Canada to visit Poutine

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      Lisa Auch 7 years ago from Scotland

      What a start to your journey, wonderful selection, I am off to read some now. And will return to visit too

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      ChemKnitsBlog2 7 years ago

      @Senora M: I spend a lot of time in critique me and on squidu, so I sometimes find awesome new lenses :)

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      Senora M 7 years ago

      Cool lens! I found a few lenses on here that look cool that I haven't seen before! Thanks for posting some that you've blessed so we can see them too!

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      catbehaviors 7 years ago

      I'm going to bless you great lens fellow angel!

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      ICanCook 7 years ago

      Very nicely done lens. Thanks for including me.

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      hotbrain 7 years ago from Tacoma, WA

      Looks like you are off to a flying start! I just got my Angel Lensography started!

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      Kimberly Hiller 7 years ago from Chicago

      Congrats on your wings! =)

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      nightbear lm 7 years ago

      Congratulations on becoming a squid angel. And I am honored to be one of your blessed lenses with my Isabel Lens. thank you so much.

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      Bambi Watson 7 years ago

      Congrats on your first set of Angel wings! ~ Blessed by a Squid Angel

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      How exciting! I dream of being a Squid Angel someday!

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      Joan Hall 7 years ago from Los Angeles

      Thanks for your blessing on the Jenga lens!

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      pkmcr 7 years ago from Cheshire UK

      Congratulations on becoming a Squid Angel. It's an amazing opportunity to see some of the great lenses that Lensmasters create and above all to bring a smile to some faces each day! I hope you enjoy the opportunity!

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      ChemKnitsBlog2 7 years ago

      @KDimmick: I never got a second email about my wings, I just noticed the thumbs up thumbs down underneath the explore related lenses sidebar.

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      KDimmick 7 years ago

      I got the same email, I'm hoping to hear the confirmation soon :)

      Congrats on your wings!!

      If you get a chance I'd love you to visit one of my lenses either:


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      catbehaviors 7 years ago

      I'm going to be an angel as well! I got the email from Kimberly yesterday, too. :)

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      hotbrain 7 years ago from Tacoma, WA

      I'm also hoping to get my wings tomorrow! I got the same email from Kimberly :)

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      ChemKnitsBlog2 7 years ago

      and for the first time... I've made a typo in the URL. Whoops!