Monday, December 16, 2013


Finally......creativity has hit. 
I am sad that it is catching up with me so close to Christmas though.....timing is everything, I guess!

The {PIN}spiration this week is:
And our sponsors are:

And finally, my card.....made all from scraps and
The sentiment was supplied by Heather from Fresh Brewed Designs and I love how it looks with these buttons!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

A Christmas Story

This is a favorite time of year!

There are so many reasons to celebrate this season, but the greatest reason is the birth of Jesus.  A truly miraculous event that took place in the least likely place on Earth.  Is your faith great enough that you can blindly follow God's bidding?  We are truly blessed that Mary and Joseph could do just that!

When I received my monthly Dueling Kit from Jeanette, I fell in love with the Kraftin' Kimmie images.  They remind me so very much of my childhood and the many Christmas pageants I had a part in.  I just loved those special nights when our Church glowed and we acted out the Christmas Story.  Afterwards, it was followed by the arrival of Santa bringing candy canes and oranges.  I still have many of the handmade ornaments he passed around too!!  

I think our costumes looked much like those in the stamped images.  
As I entered my teen years, my role changed and we did liturgical dance to Go Tell It On The Mountain (among other songs).  We were in high demand those years and participated at many area churches worship services.  I still think back on the years when I went to the proverbial little white church in the middle of the country.  It was a sad day when our Church burned while I was in college.  Despite a new building, it never felt the same.  I think it had more with my traveling away for college and starting my adult life than anything else.  My DS took over the tradition of being a star in the Christmas play and now in his teen years figures prominently in the speaking roles.  

I will add the card deets later (when I can turn a light on and get them from my desk without waking DH), but know that you can check out the whole Duel by following the links in my sidebar.....the deets will be there to kit contents as well.

I bid you peace this holiday season!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

In Forever

Yep, haven't been here in forever!

I have finally found some mojo......and family life has settled.....the two probably go hand in hand.

Yep, a two-fer!

The papers were uncovered in my stash and the image is MFT.  The bell is SU! And the silver brad from CTMH.  Used my Spectrum Noir markers and just a bit of white gel pen.

Thanks for stopping by!