Wednesday, December 30, 2009

One Little Word

It's time to pick a new word for the new year. This past year I chose FAITH as my word. For 2010 my word is HOPE. I actually am thinking of the first part to Romans 12:12 Be joyful in hope. I am looking forward to a year of being joyful in hope. Do you choose a word for the year? Check out Ali Edwards blog for inspiration. I would love to hear what word you have chosen for the year!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas Mini Album

I finally finished my Christmas mini album. I focused on our decorating from 2006 - especially our tree. This was for a challenge at Ch{all}enge Masters. The challenges are going on until Dec 31 so there is still time to do a challenge or two for a fabulous prize from Paper Punch Addiction.

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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Wishing You

I wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas! Joy and peace to you and your family! Let us all remember the reason for the season.

Luke 2:10-11:10 but the angel reassured them. "Don't be afraid!" he said. "I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David!


May you all be blessed this Christmas season.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Sketch & Digi Stamps

This week at Sketches: Creatively Yours we have a new card sketch from Ann Seleshanko.

We also have guest Gina Rahman from Your Special Delivery helping us out this month. She has designed some digi stamps, and you have the opportunity to get one free here (scroll down a little). We have a CONTEST going on for you!

What to do:
1) First, please BECOME a FOLLOWER of S:CY, if you aren't already!
2) Use Ann's Sketch and the freebie digi above: "Cat and Mouse" to create a card, ornament, large tag, mini album, -- whatever strikes your fancy!
3) Take a good picture of your creation, then, post a link for us (ie:Gallery or Blog) so that all readers can go check it out!
4) Additionally, send your creation to Ali at pete ali @ eastlink .ca (no spaces.) I will post them on the blog.
5) Deadline to have completed the above 4 steps is Dec 14 at midnight EST.
Who are the judges?
Gina and her colleague Christina (AKA "SUNSHINE'S STAMPS") will co-adjudicate the entries from ALL of those rec'd, choosing a winner from among them on Dec 8/9 (the date overlaps a bit due to the time difference; Gina is in the UK.)

The prize?

You will receive the ENTIRE set of the "Cute Kitty" reusable, earth-friendly digi stamps! Yes, that's 3 more adorable images, in a generous and oh-so-sweet set of FOUR digi stamps!!! You can see all of the images on S:CY. Stop by and check out the DT work with Gina's digi stamps. We hope you'll participate & show us your work. Ali is having a contest for the DT members. So be sure to mention my name when you post your creation. We hope to see you at S:CY this month!

Here's the card I made.
cat card

A Big Thanks!

Thanks to all who joined us on our blog hop this weekend. We hope you had a great time visiting all of the blogs. I promised a prize to a random winner. I put all names (posts and followers) into Our winner is Robin(tqmnurse). Congratulations Robin!!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Ch{all}enge Masters Jingle Bell Hop

Hello & welcome to the first ever Ch{all}enge Masters Holiday Blog Hop. You are now at the 6th stop of the hop. If you are following along the hop, you should have come from Shana's blog. If you get lost along the way or did not start at the Ch{all}enge Master's blog, click here.

The hop started Sat. Dec. 5 at 9:00am EST and lasts until Sunday, Dec. 6 at midnight EST. The blog hoppers are required to visit all 22 blogs and leave a comment on each blog. Then they need to return to the Ch{all}enge Masters Blog and make a post that they have finished. One winner will be selected at random from all the eligible entries for the grand prize which is a $25 gift certificate to the online store of the winners choice. The winner will be announced by Dec. 11.

Here are a few Christmas projects that I have been working on. The first one is a wreath that I made to hang in my scrapbook space. I found the idea at Craft Bits. I used a cereal box, some wrapping paper, a sheet of patterned paper, a bit of ribbon, and a nativity image from Delicious Scraps.
Next I made a small notebook to give as gifts. I used a granola bar box and covered the pieces with cardstock & patterned paper. I created a "notes" image on my computer for the inside paper, and put it all together with my bind-it-all.

My last project is a bookmark. Again I used an empty box for some stability, covered it with paper & decorations. I used sketch 28 from Sketches: Creatively Yours for the design. The snowman is a digital image from from Delicious Scraps.

I have my own little prize to give away. All you need to do to win is tell me what projects you have been creating. Leave your comment on this post to be entered to win. For an extra chance to win become a follower of my blog. One winner will be selected at random from all the eligible entries, and the winner will be announced by December 11th. Sorry but I can only ship my prize to the US and Canada.

After you have visited all the blogs and made a post, be sure to go back to the Challenge Master's blog and post when you are finished. Thanks for hopping with us! Your next stop is Melisa's blog.