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Monday, December 30, 2013

Happy New Year both Old and New Friends . . . .

Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind?
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and old lang syne?

I have some wonderful friends that I've met through the years and hold still and dear to my heart along with new friends that I have made along the way through crafting. When Create with TLC had the sentiment the other day as its "freebie", I just knew that I would do a first and make "Happy New Year Cards". I made 4 all at the same time and I think they turned out great and will be mailed in the morning.

  • sentiment, "A New Year with Old Friends" was the "freebie" the other day at Create with TLC. If something looks a tad familiar, its the card I'm sharing with you today as I'm fortunate enuf to be on Create with TLC Design Team!
  • friends on the front of my card are also a Create with TLC digital design called Friend Like You Digi Image and Word Set which reminds me of my one friend - we tease one another about us getting old with helping each other and sharing a room at a nursing home!
  • image was colored with Prisma and Spectrum Noir markers accented with gel pens and Prisma Colored pencils
  • card was cut 8.5 x 5.5 inches, creased with Martha Stewart Score Board using Recollections Card Stock
  • background is DCWV Linen Collection and cut 4 x 5.25 inches
  • 5mm flat-back acrylic pearls and Bronze-tone pocket watch charm are from Miriam's Crafting Supplies
God Bless and thanks for stopping by today. I appreciate and love reading your comments . . is your comment the next one I read???

Much love, hugs, and friendship

Friday, December 13, 2013

December Calendar Girls

Welcome to our December Calendar Girls' Blog Hop. It’s absolutely amazing when you do a Google search the interesting facts you may find. Such a find is special and unique occasions throughout the year!!! These unique holidays are our inspiration. As Neil Sedaka sang in his song "Calendar Girls" - "December, you’re the present ‘neath my Christmas tree!!"

Our hop begins Lynne aka Her Craftiness which may be found at http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/. The entire line-up is available just in case you get bogged down with all the holidaze and craziness with decorating, shopping, wrapping, and getting ready for Santa and I know you won’t want to miss a single stop along the way! I know you wouldn't want to miss any of the cards, lay-outs and super creativity of the marvelous Calendar Girls:

The Blog Candy being offered this month is amachine-embroidered angel which can be used as a bookmark or an early start to decorate your Christmas Tree!!!! Winner gets to chose the color of her angel from pink, white, ivory, or gold.

Bingo Month
Write a Friend Month

December, 2013 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days:

1 Eat a Red Apple Day
4 Santas' List Day -we hope you are on the "Nice" list ~ Jearise
5 Bathtub Party Day 
6 St. Nicholas Day - Lynne
6 Mitten Tree Day - Lynne
7 Pearl Harbor Day
8 International Children's Day
8 National Brownie Day ~ Jearise
9 Christmas Card Day ~ Sandy
12 Poinsettia Day    Laura, Edwina
18 Bake Cookies Day- Edwina
19 Look for an Evergreen Day Sandy
20  Go Caroling Day Sandy
21  Humbug Day 
21  National Flashlight Day 
21  Look on the Bright Side Day 
23  Festivus  - Lynne
24  National Chocolate Day 
25  Christmas Day  -Laura, 
26  Boxing Day
27  Make Cut Out Snowflakes Day 
28  Card Playing Day 
31  New Year's Eve 

The Blog Candy being offered this month is a machine-embroidered angel which can be used as a bookmark or an early start to decorate your Christmas Tree!!!! Winner gets to choose the color of her angel from the following color choices: pink, white, ivory, pale blue, or gold.

 I chose December 6th – St. Nicholas’ Day. I didn’t have a chance to finish this project but I want to tell you how special this day is to me and my daughter and now with my daughter and grandchildren - - - - The German children leave their shoes outside your front door with carrots and oats for the reindeer (now, we kept them in plastic bags sew the shoes wouldn’t be a mess in the morning) and Santa to all the good little boys and girls would leave chocolates and candys and the children weren’t good they would be left lumps of coal!!!!!!

December 6th is also Mitten Tree Day and for my card, I chose to use an adorable image by Create with TLC Warm Winter Minter Printable
We thank you for visiting us today!!! We’re wishing you the happiest, most blessed holiday with a happy, healthy prosperous New Year!!!

  • Warm Winter Minter Printable was colored with Spectrum Noir Markers, Prism Colored Pencils, and accents with chalks and gel pens
  • paper is recollections winter memories
  • kitties are from my button stash, and yes, they are great for cuddling!!!

December 23rd is Festivius . . don't you remember that day o Seinfeld celebrating??? Here is where we celebrate and tell others where we have done them wrong . . . ..
  • Again, I have used a Create with TLC image using Joy to the World Digi Image and Word Art colored with the various implements: using Distress Ink Vintage Paper, Green Stickles on the tree, Black Glittler Stickles for the children
  • sentiment, "It's beginning a bit like festivus" is also a Create with TLC image, which was cut out on white Recollection cardstock and chalked around the edges
  • the background is super easy - I bought a package of pre-cut cards with envelopes DCWV Winter Collection
Your next stop along the way is with the very beautiful and talented Edwina to strut her stuff!!!

(December) You're the present 'neath my Christmas tree

Yeah, yeah, my heart's in a whirl

I love, I love, I love my little calender girl
Every day (every day), every day (every day) of the year

Wishing you a joyous Christmas!!! Thanks for stopping by and visiting me - God Bless you and keep you!!!

Hugs, Love, and Blessings,


Sunday, December 1, 2013

Scrapbook Blessings Letterpress Challenge