Check out these crafty pages

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Sharing the Season and Blessings from our family.

We have been Blessed in many ways. Times are tough with job lay offs and my illness being so severe this year. Still, I have nothing to complain about. We have a roof over our heads, food in our bellies, and a few gifts for family around the tree.

 We were able to enjoy a wonderful night with family and friends at the Zoo Lights. We also had a day at another friends with cookie exchanges and the grandson making his first ornament and reindeer food with other children. It's been a fun December. Weather has been wonderful enough for me to get out and do these things, that in it's self is a huge Blessing. 
I was able to get in my craft room earlier this week and do a little crafting for family and friends. Hope you enjoy the new cards and the Gift Card holders.  
Entered the cards into a few challenges. I have those listed below.
Can't share all my goodies I made... Some family and friends view my Blog...
They have to wait until later to see what is in store for them.
I haven't gone all out this year on decorating. I have chosen to be less stressed and take more time to enjoy my grandson and family. Time passes fast and you do not get those years back. I think my daughters have enjoyed the less stressed me as well. Enjoy the pics from our outings. Most of all, I wish each of you a wonderful and blessed Christmas. 

 A very happy Grandpa!

Our elf got a little mischievous this year and Trevor helped his 
Mom & Dad decorate their tree.

Make a few memories and then pass those memories on with a scrap page or two. The joy of being able to look back at Christmas pasts and share the good, funny, and sometimes sad has put goosebumps, smiles, and giggles in my heart this month. Pass on Love, Peace, and Happiness to all you come in contact with. Never know what your kind word or simple smile may bring to another persons soul.  
Merry Christmas to all.

Happy with Santa. (a first)

Loving the train ride with mom & dad around the zoo.
 His absolute favorite...
Dragged me all the way to the entrance full speed ahead..LOL!

Dasher and Dancer

Looking at the Ferris Wheel
wearing Grandpa's Santa Hat!

May your New year bring many more Blessings and prosperity too!

Go by and check out all the wonderful challenges I entered 
my cards and Gift cards into tonight.

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

December ~ Crafts, Cards, and Caring.....

Busy as usual and playing catch up on the blog. Yes, I'm alive and kickin' still.

As I write this post, I know many of you are well into the beginning of the mad rushes of shopping, making those Christmas goodies for teachers and children's classmates along with another long list of things to get done. Do remember to pick one day to make a memory for you and your family. Something simple and non stressful. I have chosen Dec. 8th which coincides with my Virtual Scrapbook Gathering Day. (More information, check out here.)
We will hope to have all the kids home and the grand-baby too! We are going to hang out, make some cookies, attend a cookie swap, have a nice peaceful dinner, and check out the Christmas lights in the neighborhood. Then I will make my nice peppermint hot cocoa. Trevor will really enjoy the season this year. He's 2, so those who are well rounded with children, you know what I mean.

I wish each of my blogger friends a wonderful and joyful December. My thoughts go to many who are struggling this year. So, Please be mindful of those who are having tough times, weather it be the loss of loved ones, financial issues, or health.
We never know what a person is going through or how they got there. But, we as caring people do know how to help. Give a hand up (not a hand out), be kind rather than a grump when the lines are long, or just show that bright smile, it may lift a persons heart.
Give Joy, Love, Kindness, and on going Blessings and Prayers to all. May each of you be filled with the Spirit and I pray that you all have a beautiful Christmas.

First our cards for this year.
Trying to use up all my paper stash for the big bundle of cards. Keeping this years clean and simple.
Have a few more to finish that are for those very special people in my life.
(Can't show those-too many follow my blog..LOL!)

Used CTMH Stamp sets and Card Stock matched with various papers.
 Trying to use up all my paper stash for the big bundle of cards. Keeping this years clean and simple.
Hope you like my cards.

Here's some information that is going on with Close To My Heart. 
Some really great items to take advantage of now.
National Papercrafting Month - Whooo’s Your Valentine
December 2012 - January 2013 Constant Campaign Celebrate National Paper crafting Month with an incredible deal—our Whooo’s Your Valentine kit (CC1022) for only $10!  Combine your love of papercrafting with the contents of this kit to create personalized valentines—perfect for classrooms and other group settings. This darling kit, which retails for $40, can be yours for only $10 when you spend $35 or more in Close To My Heart product from the Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book. You’ll receive 12 die-cut boxes, 3 cardstock sheets, 1 sheet of silver glitter paper, 12 treat tubes, and an exclusive D-size stamp set created specifically for the kit. This kit offers you a sneak peek at two new Spring/Summer 2013 products: the treat tubes and the silver glitter paper! Decorate the die-cut boxes with the stamp images, cardstock, and glitter paper. Then attach the clear tube and fill with treats for valentines in a cinch!
Spread the word and help us celebrate National Paper crafting Month in January with this exclusive Whooo’s Your Valentine kit promotion, perfect for gifts and classroom projects!
Dates: December 13, 2012 at 9 am (MST) – January 31 (11:59 MST), 2013. One per qualifying order.

December 1 (9:00 am MST) – 31 (11:59 pm MST), 2012
When you place a minimum order of $50 or more on my website, you will receive a free Bonding Memories Glue Pen (Z553).
Dates: December 1 (9:00 am MST) – 31 (11:59 pm MST), 2012. 
One per qualifying order. While supplies last.


Just as pieces stitched together in a quilt warm our bodies, scrapbooks bind together memories to warm our hearts. ~Author Unknown~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The designs and instructions listed on this blog are for personal use only and may not be sold in any form without specific permission. Thank you for respecting each creator's heart of joy.

Inspire me Fridays

The Craft Pad