Friday, December 24, 2010

One more Christmas wish to all of you from all of us!

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

To all my family and friends...

Despite all my good intentions, I did not get any cards sent out this year. :( That's a first for me I think, and I feel horrible! So I wanted to make one card and let you know how much I love and appreciate all of you.

We've been blessed with such an amazing circle of friends and family and we wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Surround yourselves with those you love and be safe! I love you all! x's and o's

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Angel Blessings

I've always wanted to complete a page for one of the challenges at, but somehow have never gotten around to it. I found myself there tonight and when I read the challenge I just knew I had to participate. The challenge was to scrap about a "Random Act of Kindness" that was done for you and how it made you feel. It reminded me of a few years ago when we were going through an extremely hard time financially at Christmas time. I'll let my page do the storytelling.

My journaling says:

This card is all I have as a reminder of the year we thought we would not have a Christmas. Finances were so tight that year that we were not able to purchase the traditional Christmas meal, and we were facing not being able to provide a single gift for the kids. It was so incredibly depressing to be in such a low state. Christmas dinner and some small gifts for the kids were provided to us because Debbie turned our name in for assistance from Washington County. I went alone to pick up that box of food and it was the most humbling experience of my life. I remember as I walked through the line, I cried the entire time, even as I drove away afterward.
When we showed up for church that Sunday we were blessed again by another box of food! We have no idea who provided it for us. We were only told that we were loved and someone felt encouraged by God to do this for our family. Again, it was such a humbling experience. We didn’t feel worthy of such amazing love! But, God thought differently, as did someone else.
All these years later I still have this card up on my corkboard as a reminder of two things. 1: When we think we are alone in our sorrows and things won’t ever be better, God is there with us and knows exactly what we need and provides for those needs in unexpected ways. 2: To always be thankful for what we have, because it can all be gone so quickly.

I hope that this Christmas finds you in a joyful place and that you are blessed with everything that you need and more. Know that even when things look dark, you are loved more than you know!


Friday, December 10, 2010

The true meaning...

My absolute all time favorite Christmas cartoon! Sit back a couple minutes, relax and enjoy!

Warm Memory

I was going through my photos from last Christmas and one in particular just jumped out at me. It's one of my Brother-in-law, Jason, reading to his daughter, my niece, Jenna. She had just got the book for Christmas and he was just reading it to her. No biggie. But, what makes this photo extra special is the fact that Jason suddenly lost all his vision this last year. I know there is a medical reason, but I'm not clear on all of it. All I know is he was fine last year at this time, and now he can't see a thing. I can not even begin to imagine what that must be like for him. And not only for him, but for my sister, Missy, and my nephew and niece, Noah and Jenna. And he's young! Only 42, same age as my hubby. That's so scary to me. What a life altering situation! My sister had just learned how to drive before getting the news that he was losing his vision. What a blessing that was!

I just want my sister to know how very much I admire her for her strength and courage this past year. I wish she lived closer so I could've been/can be more of a help. But I am so proud of her. And of Jason, of course. They've been brave and taken things as they come and keep moving forward. But still, my heart aches for Jason. I can't imagine how I would cope.

I made this page for Missy and Jason. I hope the memory brings them joy.

You can get this page as a QP freebie on Ellie Lash's blog here. Enjoy!

Thursday, December 9, 2010


Hello everyone! I'm back tonight with a scrapbook page! I haven't had much mojo for scrappin' lately, since I've been making so many cards, but my very good friend, Teresa , aka TeresaBelle Designs, has completed her newest kit and I was so excited to make a page with it! The kit is called "Everybody" and it is on sale right now in her shop at ScrapbookBytyes. The full kit is on sale for $3 (50% off), and the whole bundle ($20 worth of products) is on sale for $6 if you use the coupon code "everybody12".  Here is the kit:

And here is the page I made using it:

I love how my page turned out! And aren't those two good good lookin' fellas? The little one is my Zach, and the older one is my only nephew, Noah. Now that is a CRAZY pair! lol
I also used  "Block Templates" by Scrappin' With Liz. I love her stuff, too!

Oh! And lest we forget... there's only 15 days till Christmas! Do you like my page above? How about a QP freebie? Here ya go:


Saturday, December 4, 2010

Merry Christmas

Hi everyone! I'm back with my newest card. I love this card! I'm super happy with how it turned out! My only regret is that I forgot to save it in layered format. I think this one would be a great hybrid card. I'm going to have to work on that...
Anyway, I used a sketch from Mojo Monday Challenge #167 for this card. It's a great sketch by Julee Tilman. You actually get to choose between making a square or a circle card, and I chose a circle because I've never made a circular card before! It was really fun, and like I said, I think it turned out great.
Of course, the kit I chose makes a ll the difference! This time I used "Cinnamon Cocoa" by Ellie Lash. It's not yet released, but keep coming back and I will let you know when it is! You will want to pick it up for sure! It's gorgeous!! For a small peek at it, Check out my card:
 And the inside:

If you like, I've made another layered template. You can pick it up by clicking on the image.

Enjoy and please leave me a comment below! I makes my day hearing from you!