December 31, 2012

Seventh Day of Christmas

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On the 7th day of Christmas my true love gave to me...

I think he is so cute with the tube, lol.
Dearie Doll Digi

Seven Swans A-swimming
The seven gifts of the Holy Spirit



I entered him the the Spectrum Noir December Challenge

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December 30, 2012

Sunday Blessings

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Looking forward to 2013...

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On the 6th day of Christmas my true love gave to me...
Deari Dolls Digi

Six Geese A-laying:
The six days of creation



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December 29, 2012

Welcome Winter Winner or WWW

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I have the winner for the Welcome Winter Blog Hop!  First, I want to thank everyone for stopping by.  Second, I want to tell you how much I appreciate all your wonderful comments.  And thirdly, the mystery gift is...

Chip Stickers by Basic Grey!!!

Tina Campbell....she said :What a really cute idea for a gift and it looks cool too! Became a new follower. 

I left Tina a comment on her blog, if she doesn't get back to me, I will add this to the next blog hop!

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The Fifth Day of Christmas

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On the 5th day of Christmas my true love gave to me...
(Dearie Doll Digi)

Five Gold Rings
The first Five Books of the Old Testament, known as the Torah or the Pentateuch:  1) Genesis, 2) Exodus, 3) Leviticus, 4) Numbers, and 5) Deuteronomy, which gives the history


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December 28, 2012

Fourth Day of Christmas

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On the 4th day of Christmas my true love gave to me...
Four Calling Birds
The Four Gospels: 1) Matthew, 2) Mark, 3) Luke, and 4) John, which proclaim the Good News

Digi stamp by Dearie Dolls



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December 27, 2012

Third Day of Christmas

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On the 3rd day of Christmas my true love gave to me...
Three French Hens
The Three Theological Virtues:  1) Faith, 2) Hope, and 3) Love (1 Corinthians 13:13)

One of my favorite stamps from Dearie Dolls.

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December 26, 2012

Second Day of Christmas

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On the 2nd day of Christmas my true love gave to me...
 
Two Turtle Doves
The Old and New Testaments

Once again, the digi is a Dearie Dolls free stamp

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December 25, 2012

First Day of Christmas

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So, we just finished advent which is the preparation of the birth and second coming of our King, now I am celebrating the 12 days of Christmas which actually starts on Dec 25th.  Some say the song originated as a secret code amongst the church as a way to preach.  Theologians debate this, but I am studying it with the kiddos, makes a great teaching tool.
On the 1st day of Christmas my true love gave to me...
A Partridge in a Pear Tree... The partridge in a pear tree is Jesus the Christ, the Son of God, whose birthday we celebrate on December 25, the first day of Christmas. 
I was going to make ATCs but decided to make them 4x6 so they would fit in a little photo album, and we can use them every year. I think it will make a nice faith book keepsake.

The free digi stamp is Dearie Dolls 
I used my Spectrum Noir markers for coloring all the images.


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Merry Christmas Surprise!

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First and for most!!!
(Not my creation, lol!  I do better with paper than cake!)

And Next, I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas!  Here is the cards that I did for the kiddos this year...
 They got a kick when they opened them up!


Entered in Pause Dream Enjoy's current celebration challenge

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December 23, 2012

Sunday Blessings

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Well, the end of the world didn't happen..yet.  Look at my previous post, it has a little clip art that says" What part of no man know don't you understand?"  I think it is very fitting but I still have the blessed hope of when the bridgroom comes for his bride so with that Happy 4th week of Advent.

In the fourth week of Advent, we relight the three candles of HOPE, PEACE, and JOY, and we now also light the final candle, symbolizing LOVE. Advent is a time to love as God loved us by giving us His most precious gift.


My fourth favorite song is one that I sang all the time when I was a child.  I always felt like that "little bell"...

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December 21, 2012

Welcome Winter Blog Hop

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Sorry all you end-timers but still here and kickin'!  I just have this to say...

Okay all kidding aside, thanks for stopping by to my third blog hop ( I am on an roll!!!!).  This hop is being hosted by Ashley, The Blog Hop Princessand you can head of there to start at the beginning.
You should have came via Tabetha (such a pretty name!)

My project for this hop was inspired by this picture on Pinterest (which I am totally addicted to by the way).
My best friend found it and said she would loved to have something like this to hang up.  I knew I could do it for her but with a couple of changes.  She lives 5 hrs away so I will have to mail it and do you know how heavy those bells are?!?!  And her living rooms is in blues so I decided to change up the colors.

I found these plain white letters at JoAnn Fabrics.
With a little acrylic blue paint, Crystal Stickles and glittered plastic snowflakes here is what I made for her...
I went with the blue and white winter theme, I figured she can hang it up longer too.

I added some swirls with the stickles and if you look closely, you can see that I put her last name in the design.

I chose to used premade plastic glitter ornaments instead of paper because they would hold up better in the mail and when she stores it after the season.
I am happy to say, she loved it!

I have a little Prize for the hop, but it is a surprise!
(not pictured)
All you have to do is leave a comment on this post for a chance to win with a way to reach you ( I think it is "jerbrony" to have to to claim your prize, lol!  It is not to hard to send an email off, lol!).  If you are a follower or new to follow, just let me know in you comment and I will enter you twice!

Hope you are getting inspired by all these winter projects and ideas!  Your next stop is to Amy


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December 17, 2012

I love Snow Winner

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Thank you all for stopping by for this last blog hop.  I appreciate all your wonderful comments.  For this hope, I was offering 10 glitter Christmas tags so without further ado...

GAIL @ I Love Paper
....Sandy - I have that cartridge and I am so inspire to give your wonderful project a try - I am a follower of your blog and I would love to win those beautiful tags! Enjoy your week and thanks for the hop!

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December 16, 2012

Sunday Blessings

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Happy 3rd week of Advent...

  My next favorite song brings back a lot of childhood memories for me.   I remember singing and decorating the Christmas tree to this song with my dad watching us kids.  It has been 7 years since he passed, and I still miss him everyday.
  We used to sing up a storm to this song... Rockin around the Christmas Tree but not just any...it had to be Brenda Lee.  Only she would do, lol.


These memories bring me a lot of joy, so I thought it was fitting for this week.


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December 14, 2012

I love Snow...how about you?

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I am glad to be participating in my second blog hop. If you are starting out or re-starting as in my case, blog hops are the way to go. These are a lot of fun to do and you meet a lot of fellow crafters this way!


So Welcome!  You should have come from Haidee @ Created2Bunique but if you didn't 
Lisa at Honey Bearz Designs is our hostess for this hop, and you can start at the beginning there.

To show my appreciation for the white, cold stuff; I wanted to make something different.  So I decided to make a vertical banner that became a wall decor item, lol.

I used the Winter Woodland Cricut Cartridge, Martha Stewart glitters, Flower Soft and a cute little glitter snowman tag.  Add some silver braided ribbon, you get a cute decoration to hang up.

Here is a close up of the glitter and flower soft that I won once and finally decided to use...
The kiddos are trying to figure out how mama got snow in the house without it melting!  LOL!

Now for a little "candy". I am giving away this set of tags to one of you.  Sticking with the glitter theme...
(my flash wasn't liking all this glitter, lol)

Just leave a comment on this post.  If you are a follower or new to follow, let me know in your comment, and you will get a second chance to win.  Also let me know how to contact you, I want to get these out on Monday so you have them in time for Christmas!

Hope this inspired you and made you a little chilly, lol! Now you're off to see 

Entered in  Pause Dream Enjoy's SNOW challenge
Cardz TV's White Christmas challenge
Cupcake Inspirations's snowman challenge

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Grieving, praying and hoping

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Today is a tragic day for families and love ones.  My heart is heavy with pain for them.  I grieve for the families that lost their precious ones today.  It hits so close to home with my little ones being 7, 5 and 4.  I watched them come off the bus today laughing and racing to the front door with tears in my eyes.  I think they thought I was crazy when I started hugging and kissing on them.

My heart cries out, Father why?!?!  So with tears,I am praying for the moms, dads, siblings, grandparents, may God's love wrap them up tonight.  May peace that passes all understanding be with them.  May the knowledge that they are hugging our Father right now, somehow comfort them. May the Holy Spirit minister to their hearts, minds and souls.  May our tears not be shed in vain.

I am hoping that good will come out of this.  That people will see the blessings that they have in their children.  May families draw closer to one another.  May the cares of this world not separate us from the love of our Father and the love of each other.


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December 12, 2012

Snowflake greetings

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Adding another card to the collection... I will be sending out my cards hopefully this weekend.  Just can't believe how fast Christmas is approaching.

This card was fun and easy to do.  I used Core'dinations to emboss with the snowflake folder and sand.  I made a faux tag and added some crystal stickles for bling.


Challenges
Red Carpet Studios- snowman and snowflakes
Pause Dream Enjoy- blue and white
ABS Challenges- let it snow

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December 10, 2012

Playing with Markers

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I am loving my new markers.  An early Christmas present that I bought myself.  They are called Spectrum Noir, and I am really liking them.  I have Copics too, and I can't find much difference between them. Here is a cute little penguin that I did from Beccy's Digi Stamps...
This is only my second image that I have done with these markers so I am still in the learning curve, lol.  I am going to enter this in the  challenge that Spectrum Noir is having, animals.

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December 9, 2012

Sunday Blessings

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  Morning, hope you are having a great day so far.  This month we are celebrating advent which is the preparation of our King and Savior.  He came not as a warrior or diplomat or one of wealth and prestige, but he came as a baby, defenseless, helpless, and fragile. I am looking forward to when He will come again, but this time it will be as the King of Kings and Lord of Lords coming from heaven with a loud command and the trumpet call of God.

  So as we celebrate week 2 of advent, we look towards peace.  A peace that passes all understanding. No matter what we hear in the news or see in print.  No matter what the governments of the world decide. No matter what Satan tries to bind us in with fear... we have a peace like no other.  A peace that His promises are Yes and Amen.  A peace that one day we will be with our Savior.

 Little Drummer Boy is my third favorite Christmas song.  I think because I identify myself with that little boy in the song. The lyrics move me.
 I come to the Lord with nothing.  I have nothing that I can give to him other than my talents.  I pray that those talents and gifts glorify His name.


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