Thursday, December 20, 2012


I always put myself through so much stress to finish projects last minute.  I wish I could learn just once to do more ahead and get things done way before the last minute time frame!!!  But I thoroughly enjoyed making this project for my fellow co-workers and really am glad that they all seemed to like them too!

I have been shopping for MONTHS to prepare for a Christmas themed craft show.  But in early November, my neighbor decided she wasn't going to do the craft show and since I've never done this particular one I really didn't want to do it alone.  SO...  I have had lots of stock building over the past several months to get enough supplies on hand for my own booth.  Well, I let my daughter and her friends eat most of the specialized candy...  But I have had quite a stash of MUGS being saved for many different kinds of projects.  Starting the first week of November I focused on stocking up more on Christmas mugs than anything else.  I actually was able to get 34 different mugs!  And guess what?  There are 34 employees on the payroll at work!  HOW AMAZING IS THAT?

Inside of each mug I added one candy cane, 8 Hershey Kisses, one pkt of SwissMiss Classic Hot Cocoa, a small ziploc baggie of mini marshmallows.  I also made Reindeer Noses and Elf Pillows to add to the gift bag.  Then to put it all together I made a topper tag of SNOWMAN SOUP.

There is one girl that I have gotten to be friends with that collects penguins.  And low and behold, she was the name given to me for the SECRET SANTA GIFT EXCHANGE too yet!  WOOT WOOT!  I had fun splurging on penguin goodies everywhere I went shopping!  You can spot the penguin mug above right?  It even had a hat used as a lid to the mug!  And the goodies inside went into a penguin drawstring bag!  And the only bag different from the rest to put all 34 mugs into was the penguin bag you see on the left side of the pic!  I had so much fun putting ALL of these together!

After each mug filled with its sweetness got put into its own bag, I added a REINDEER NOSES and an ELF PILLOWS packets to each bag.  Then folded over one inch or so at the top and stapled the SNOWMAN SOUP topper to that. 
This is the front view
This is the back view.
just click on it to open full size and right click
to save to your own computer!
just click on it to open full size and right click
to save to your own computer!
just click on it to open full size and right click
to save to your own computer!
The picture I took of the finished project was so blurry you couldn't make them out... so I am sorry to say I can't share what they all looked like completely finished!  Very disappointed in that...but you get the mail idea I think with everything else I've described I hope.
And then to top it off, I baked 28 loaves of Banana Bread yesterday.  Everything from 2" up to 8" loaves.  It was the first time I used that recipe and it was SO SO SO GOOD! I just couldn't stop!  We delivered them to four of our neighbors as a gift for Christmas.  I gave one to my "penguin friend" today.  We are eating one.  I put the little mini's on snowman plates and surrounded them with REINDEER NOSES (round circle pretzels with a hershey kiss melted inside and a red m-n-m pressed into the center of that then cooled to set up solid again) and a few wrapped Hershey kisses too.  These plates of goodies went to our daughter's boyfriends dad for Christmas and another neighbor.  They all liked them and put smiles on their faces.

This is my favorite time of the year!  I love to do all these R.A.C.K.s...  and it is so heartwarming to see everyone's smiles and happiness!

**R.A.C.K.s = Random Acts of Christmas Kindness

****All the elements I used in the free printable toppers above are from
Paulette over at Create with TLC



Wednesday, November 14, 2012


Let's see how much kindness
we can spread today.....
There are literally thousands of ladies that
come to THIS BLOG every day....imagine
if all those people passed on some kindness
and then those thousand passed on kindness
moments of happiness dotted all
over the world.
Worth a couple of minutes?
you go to someone else's blog and leave some
kindness and tell them to spread some kindness
and a little TLC. 
With the TLC we can track it.....
Come back to Paulette's main blog post and let
her know where you spread some kindness
....just a don't have to leave a link.... 
AFTER 20 people comment,
Paulette will add another freebie.....
Then we will get more kindness going
and she will leave more freebies~!
Let's get some Kindness rolling
all around the world~!
Snag the button and put it on your blog or
share it with someone, or hundreds to
remind them to spread Kindness.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Christmas Card Set I Made

I am sharing one of them as a free
printable for you to see the elements,
but if you'd like to play with them to
make creations of your own, as well
as many many other wonderful, fun
and exciting elements and kits, please
go visit Paulette over at


Merry Christmas...

click on card and it will open to full size.
then right click on it and save it to your computer...


moving up from 2009  before retiring



Elements by Paulette at:

Template and Layout by myself:

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moved up from 2009 before retiring

Christmas Candybar Wrapper #2

Here is the second printable freebie
for you to use.  These make great
stocking stuffers, or grabbag type
gifts for boys or girls, men or women.
The wrappers fit around
the 1.55oz candy bars.

All the elements used for these are

Merry Christmas,


Christmas Candybar Wrapper #1

I have made several printables
for Christmas using elements
from digipapers to wordart and
clipart from Paulette over at

Just click on the image to open
it up full size and then save it to
your computer.

Merry Christmas,


Thursday, October 25, 2012


The template I used for this is from BELLE at BELLE's PRINTABLES.
All the elements I used are from Paulette at Create with TLC

Open it up in a new window to save it fullsized to your own computer...

Have a fun and SAFE Halloween!



Wednesday, October 24, 2012


I was surfing the web looking for some LOW CARB recipes and came across the following two recipes that I wanted to try.  The first one is for THE BEST LOW CARB LASAGNA.  I have seen many recipes using zucchini slices instead of pasta noodles.  This one caught my attention because of the addition of vegetables besides the zucchini.  I sliced my zucchini about half as thick as their picture shows theirs so I did NOT bake mine in the oven first.  I felt it was thin enough to do "it's thing" in the oven while baking assembled.  And I was right.  They were perfectly tender and tasty! For my meat layer, I used the best quality ground chuck mixed with some Cudighi Sausage (sample recipe and history at that link) that the local grocery store I work for makes themselves.  I did not add any more salt or pepper because the Cudighi is seasoned well!  It was DELICIOUS!!!!!!  I will be making this one again when my husband his home from his TOUR in Australia.  It's a keeper!


The next recipe I did was for an APPLE CRISP for dessert.  It is also a winner!

I used SPLENDA granular sugar in place of the white sugar in the apple layer; as well as SPLENDA brown sugar in the crumble layer.  I wanted to use almond flour in the apple mixture, but I honestly don't know if it would have the "binding" effect as the all purpose flour does.  I am pretty sure the flavor would be okay because nuts and apples do go together.  But the purpose of the flour is important so I didn't venture into that experiment yet.  The topping of the drizzled CARMEL was delicious and SUGAR FREE because I used the one available from Walden Farms.  I found it at a local grocery store, but this link shows you what it is.... HERE  
Glad I could share these WINNERS with you!
Have fun and PLAY with your food!


The Liebster Award

WOW... I am so honored!  I have been doing this blog since April 2008.  Over all these years, I've had spurts of time to create and share and other times where it just was not possible.  But everyone has been so kind and supportive no matter what was going on.  I want to THANK all my followers as well as visitors for that support...  I've received tons of private notes, prayers, encouragement, and lots of comments left on the blog.  THANK YOU TO YOU ALL!!!!!!!

THANK YOU SO MUCH to VICKY from CRAFTING VICKY for gifting me with this award!  I'm honored and so blessed to be part of a fantastic "family" with all the friends of CREATE WITH TLC

Liebster is a German word meaning "Beloved," "Favorite," or "Dearest." This award is a peer to peer award in which fellow bloggers present the award to their favorite bloggers with less than 200 followers. The origins of this award is unclear, but is believed to have originated by a German blogger. This award was designed to be a blog award in the pay it forward fashion to share your dearest and most beloved blogs that have less than 200 followers.
Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to their blog. Post the award onto your blog. Give the award to five bloggers who you appreciate that have less than 200 followers. Leave a comment on their blog letting them know that you have given them this awesome award!

Now comes the hard part… choosing another 5!  Wow not an easy task.  What helped is that many of the blogs that I like have received it already so I’m passing on to some that haven’t  yet received the award and that have less than 200 followers.  And of course all those blogs are some that I really love, follow and that give me inspiration!

Here's my list of people that I'm passing this on:
Gilly's Place at
Fran at 
Lori at  

Jennifer at  
 Bri at

Please take some time to give some support to these FABULOUS BLOGGERS and ONLINE FRIENDS ...  They are all different themes and many reasons why I enjoy each one.  So go see for yourself why they are so good!  They are trusted sites and all family oriented!

Thank you, again VICKY...

Have a great week everyone!


Wednesday, October 17, 2012


I used goodies from Paulette at Create with TLC from her SEASON YOUR HOLIDAYS CLUB from last year I believe it was!  Just right click to save it to your own computer...  and stop back at her blog to leave some love and see what new club she is offering as well as all the other freebies and store goodies!



Friday, October 12, 2012


"Hope your holiday is Sweet. Merry Christmas!!"

Gift: Jar of candy or bag or sack of homemade candy


"We tray-sure" your friendship! Happy Holidays!"

Gift: Christmas tray with goodies


"Have "ewe" self a Merry little Christmas!"

Gift: Make a lamb out of frozen dinner
rolls...or give anything to do with sheep or lambs.


"Have a "berry" nice Holiday Season"

Gift: Jar of jam, Strawberry Cheesecake mix or
flavored berry syrups and pancake or waffle mix.


"May your Holidays "bubble over" with fun! Merry Christmas"

Gift: Bubble bath or bath crystals with any bath accessory.

Thursday, October 11, 2012


Oranges: 'Orange' you glad we're neighbors?
Merry Christmas!

Banana Bread: "If we could chose our neighbors,
and we searched the whole world through, we'd go
'bananas' trying to find a better bunch than you!"

Loaf of Bread: "No matter how you slice it,
you're a great neighbor."

Any kind of bread/cookie dough:
"Thought you might want
some extra 'dough' for Christmas."

Anything in a basket (with a handle):
"For when you get tired and feel like a 'basket'
case this holiday season, here's a little 'pick me up'.

Oven mitts/hot pads: "We have to ad"mitt",
you're a great neighbor!" or
"Merry Christmas from our "pad" to yours!"

Candle/Candle painted with red dots to count
down to Christmas. Each night the recipient burns the
candle down to the next dot:
"May your Christmas be merry and bright!"

Homemade Jam:
"Hoping your holiday is 'jam' packed with cheer!"

Favorite spice mix: "Seasoned Greetings"

Jolly Ranchers candy:
"Have a jolly, holly Christmas!"

Animal shaped cookies:
"This neighborhood would be a zoo without you!
Glad you're our neighbor!"



"Have an "udderly" moo-valous Christmas"
Gift: Cow Pie using an Oreo cookie crust filled with layer
of Chocolate pudding and a layer of Vanilla pudding.
Spread Cool Whip on top and creating irregular black
spots on top of the cream using crushed Oreo cookies


"Hope your Christmas is "tree"mendous!"
Gift: Christmas Tree shaped pasta or fill tree shaped
container with goodies; place cookies and candies
tree-shaped tray or a small mini or
tabletop Christmas tree.


"A friend always knows when you need a little "hug"
Gift: Fill a bag, jar or mug
with Hershey Hugs Kisses and Hugs!!


"Whether stirring up cakes, cookies, soups or souffles;
You'll find this spoon useful in so many ways.
But whenever it's use, whatever you do,
It says"Merry Christmas from us to you"
Gift: Wooden spoon with some sort of
boxed mix (muffins, cake etc....)


"Season's" Greetings.
Hope this will "spice" up your Christmas!"
Gift: Seasoned salt in a salt shaker or any type of spice

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


We're "ROOT"ing for you
to have a won"DEER"ful New Year!"

Gift: 2 liter bottle of Root Beer
with a deer head attached (picture)


"Have a Hot and Spicy Christmas!
Merry Christmas"

Gift: Salsa and tortilla chips


"Here's some zesty salsa to spice up your holidays!!
Merry Christmas"

Gift: Salsa and tortilla chips,
any kind of popcorn treat, microwave popcorn


"Baked with Love for you!"

Give cake in a jar, any baked treat or layer cookie
ingredients in a jar with recipe/directions attached on a gift label.


"Dip" into a wonderful Holiday Season and a Healthy New year!"

Gift: Cut-up vegetables (crudités) and dip mix;
dip mix and crackers and pretzels
or caramel dip and apples.



"Christmas is coming and so are the deer,
Listen closely and bells you will hear.
Along with them comes a special treat,
Reindeer droppings for you to eat!!
Merry Christmas"
Gift: Color and cut out a deer head (picture) and attach
to a box of Whoppers or Milk Duds.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Hoping you have a "ball" this Holiday Season!
Merry Christmas"
Gift: Popcorn balls, or cheese ball and crackers.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

"Whisking" you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!"
Gift: Whisk filled with treats.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

"By gum, you're great neighbors!"
Have a Merry Christmas!"
Gift: Sack, jar or mug filled with gumdrops or gum.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

"You make friendship bloom all year round.
Merry Christmas"
Gift: Poinsettia plant or other type of flowering plant

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


"Here's a 'Squeeze' and a 'Kiss' with Christmas Cheer,
to remind you you are loved all through the year"

Gift: Bottle of "squeeze-it" juice and a
Hershey kiss on the tag


"Have a "COOL YULE"

Gift: ice cream and topping.


"Nibble, nibble like a mouse.
We hope you'll nibble at this house!
Merry Christmas"

Gift: Gingerbread house or gingerbread
house kit ready to decorate.


"A teacher can't live by apples alone...
she needs "kisses" too!
Merry Christmas"

Gift: Fill a box, bag or mug with Hershey's Kisses


"Hope a merry "HO-HO-HO"
fills your heart the whole year though
Merry Christmas"

Gift: Box of Hostess Ho-Ho's. Decorate the box
or put in a Christmas type bag.

Goals with Gusto Wordart and Plaque Freebie

I have been searching for encouragement and inspiration for some issues in my life and this saying just screamed at me the other day so I asked Paulette at CREATE WITH TLC to make it into a wordart.  I then decorated it into this printable.  I will be printing it, framing it and hanging it on our wall!  Paulette was so generous she said I could share her WORDART with you to snag from here too!  Just click on each image to open them fullsize and save to your own computer if you want them.

Hope you are having a wonderful week!


Sunday, October 7, 2012


NOTE: This is for fun and not to be eaten!
You will need plain Oatmeal, Birdseed, Rice Crispies
and Multi Color Glitter.
Take 1 part of each and put into a plastic bag.
Shake well and add the below poem. 
On Christmas Eve let the kids sprinkle the Reindeer Food
all over the yard.
Make a wish and close your eyes tight,
Then sprinkle on your lawn at night.
As Santa's reindeer fly & roam
This food will guide them to your home.
For your gift to the reindeer and Rudolph too
Your wish may be real, your dreams may come true.
*NOTE... There is EDIBLE GLITTER available at Michaels.
*NOTE #2... I prefer adding colored cereals like Fruity Pebbles or something to be like the multicolored glitter.  Then it doesn't matter what critter or child might eat from the baggie.
Simply bake up your favorite batch of cookies – place them on the dustpan;
then take a few & crumble into smaller pieces (to show that you swept them up…
even though you didn’t!)  Wrap the Dustpan with cellophane
and add a bow & gift tag with the following poem:
I was in a hurry,
‘Cuz time was running out.
I’d baked a batch of cookies for you,
And when I turned about,
I saw they’d fallen on the floor.
It made me want to shout!
How could this happen at this time,
When time was running out.
I couldn’t throw them in the trash.
Whatever could I do!
I quickly swept them in this pan,
And rushed them off to you.
I was baking some cookies
When they dropped on the floor.
So I scooped them right up
And rushed them to your door!
Merry Christmas From Our House To Yours!


Christmas taffy — We're "pulling" for you to have a very merry Christmas!

Christmas Rolos — "Rolo-long" with a holiday song, spreading good cheer at
the time of year!

Townhouse crackers and cheeseball — From "our house" to "your house" with
love. We hope you have a "ball" this Christmas!Werthers Original Butter
Candies — "Original" Christmas greeting for no "butter" friends around.

Cookie dough: Here’s a little extra “dough” for Christmas.

Muffins or muffin mix: You’re getting muffin for Christmas.

Measuring cups/spoons: Wishing you joy beyond measure!

Nuts: We're nuts about you!

Soup or soup mix: Wishing you a "souper" holiday.

M&M's: Have a Merry and Most Wonderful Holiday Season!

Salsa: Add a little spice to your holidays.

Special recipe: Like you's tried and true and just for you.
Happy holiday baking!

Sugar cookies: Rolling out a batch of Christmas cheer, for someone we think
is very dear!

Sparkling cider: Wishing you a “sparkling” holiday season!

Saturday, October 6, 2012


CHRISTMAS is just around the corner...
With all the rising costs of everything, we are
trying to really budget it all!  We are really
keeping an eye out for great, creative, useful,
unique gifts to give everyone on our lists.  As
I find ideas while surfing the web or looking
around in the stores, I will share as much as I
can!  Hope some of these will help you too!

Oven mitt — For a "warm" hand of friendship just as you've given me, and the
wish for a joyous season with love aplenty under the tree!

Scented pinecones or candle — Have a "scent"-sational Christmas.

Roll of wrapping paper — "Wrap" yourself up in a wonderful holiday season!

Mint M&M's — These are "mint" to wish you a "magical" and "merry" Christmas.

Ritz snowflake crackers and a can of cheese — Have a "ritzy" Christmas
season and "spread" around the joy!

Jello Mousse Mix — Merry "Chris-mousse" to you!

Pancake mix and syrup —We're "pouring out" Christmas wishes and hoping you
have a Christmas to "flip over!"

Bounty paper towels — This season may the "absorbing" spirit of Christ
"blot" out your problems, "soak up" your sorrows, and "wipe" away your
difficulties and may the new year bring you "bounteous" blessings all the
year through!

Car scraper and brush — May you be free from life's "scrapes" and shoves and
"see more clearly." May life's problems just "brush" away. We wish you a
happy holiday.

Soup mix — We wish you a wonderful holiday "simmering" gently with love!

Bean soup mix — You've "bean" such good neighbors!

Sending warm hugs to everyone!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Bookmark Printable

I couldn't resist playing with the image from the blog hop again!
I made a bookmark for sisters.
Just click to open in a new window and save it to your own computer...

wordart, flower element and digistamp
are from Paulette at Create with TLC
Template is my own

Happy Fall Ya'll


Sunday, September 30, 2012



The Design Team for Create with TLC has been at it again!  What fun!  You will see some fabulous creations made from images from Paulette at Create with TLC.  You will also be able to snag the jpg image of each one used!  Be sure to leave some love for all including Paulette for hosting the fun!  It is all in celebrations of CHILDREN'S DAY today!

Just click to open each image in full size and save them to your own computer for future use!

Cynthia at Stampin In Alaska

RhondaSue at Craftymumz Creations  ---- you are here

Vicky at Crafting Vicky


 Be sure to check out Paulette's store as well as the option to join her NOVEMBER CLUB!  You won't regret it!  The price is more than right for so many elements, papers, images, papers, etc!!



Tuesday, September 4, 2012


September 30th will be our next blog hop!!
Mark your calendars so you don't miss out on the fun.

Paulette is hosting it once again and her DT TEAM
is making the contributions!

The theme is  
                                               Celebrating Children,
                                    in honor of Children's Day in October
As always, lots of freebies up for grabs...
so start warming up those engines...
nimbling up those fingers...
breaking in those hopping shoes~!
Cuz we are going to HOP~!

 OH WOW...  Paulette just announced she is going
to be giving away 2... yes TWO... $20 gift certificates
in a drawing!  Check out her post and see what you
have to do and let me tell ya, it is EASY PEASY!

Looking forward to seeing you there!


Paulette at Create with TLC shared a free wordart today that got me to thinking about sharing some of my favorite blogs!  I visit a LOT of blogs over the course of a day/week and today several stood out to me.  I hope you'll enjoy visiting them and share some love if you snag their freebies or inspirations!  The wordart from Paulette says NOBODY DOES IT BETTER...  and how appropriate that is for this post...  Each artist does such a fantastic job.  I wish i could list them ALL, but for this post, I will share just a few.  ENJOY!

Blog candy giveaway from Paulette's newest DT member

ENJOY your surfing and hope you leave 'em some love!



A while ago, I told you about Paulette's new club for this month is the HALLOWEEN CLUB...  I sure hope you signed up for it, cuz otherwise you are missing out on a LOT of goodies!  She has already shared more goodies for this club in the couple of days she has been sending than any other club in this amount of time!  The template for this doorhanger has come from this club ... Just click on the image to have it open fullsized in a new window to save it to your computer.  I hope you're enjoying her club!!

By the way... ALL the paper fills I used in this layout are also from Paulette!!



Monday, August 27, 2012

Apple Cini Steelcut Oats Breakfast

I am always looking at recipes online as well as cookbooks.  I used to collect cookbooks.  Before our last move, I donated almost half of them to various places.  But now, I still look for anything that "looks good" and I would actually consider making not just to "collect" it.  This recipe is one of those I came across online and printed for use at some point.  Last night I decided to throw it together and see what happens.  After I put it into the crockpot, I sat down and made the scrapbook page layout to share with you.  Then this morning we took pictures of it to show you how it turned out.  IT WAS DELICIOUS!  Only thing I think I have a problem with is that I started it at 10PM and we didn't eat till 7:30am so I think it was in the crockpot too long.  Next time I think I will plan that timing a little better.

All the digital elements I used in the recipe scrap page layout are from Paulette at Create with TLC.

Just right click and tell it to open in a new window or tab and it will open to full size for you to save to your own computer.  I made this in 200DPI so it is better for printing than the typical 72 or 100 dpi images.  Just tell your printer to FIT TO PAGE or whatever similar setting your brand printer might use.

Again, this image will open larger for better viewing as well.
I recommend trying this anytime!!



Tuesday, August 21, 2012


We were out of town this past week for a funeral.  I am just trying to get caught up.  As soon as I got home, I found out I am hired for a part time position here in town so I am back in the work force!  I am very excited about that!  One of the email updates I read right away was about Paulette's new club.  I just had to make time to tell you about it!
PLEASE consider joining up.  You don't want to miss out on all the great ideas, art and images you can use to create your Halloween decor, gifts, and favors.  

Check it out here:



Tuesday, August 7, 2012

SCHOOL theme bookmark freebies

Used the same plopper element from Paulette at Create with TLC, I made these bookmarks.  Please leave some love at CREATE WITH TLC for her generousity to make so many wonderful artistic creations!  Also hop over there to see ALL that she offers... She has a new store up and running and offers LOTS and LOTS of freebies almost daily!!!!!!

Again...just click on the preview above to be taken to the full sized image for proper saving and printing!

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, August 6, 2012

SCHOOL Chocobar Wrap Printable Freebies

The main element in the center was created by Paulette at Create with TLC.  The layout, the paper, the ribbon... I did those and hope you like them.  Just click on each to open them full size to save to your computer.

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, August 4, 2012


Today is our youngest's birthday!  She is celebrating #15!!  
We did orange rolls for breakfast... OH SO YUMMO!

Emily has no preference for meal options for dinner so I
am still trying to figure out how to make a birthday dinner
with ground beef...  HHHHhhmmmmmmmmm... might have
to dig out a cookbook or something.

I couldn't pick a single "wish" to share with you today, EMILY
so I am sending them ALL............

Today is a very special day,
because it is the day when I (we) first saw my (our) angel.
May you never grow up for me (us)! Have a lovely birthday!

You have always made me (us) proud.
Happy Birthday to my (our) dearest daughter.

No matter how old you are,
to me you will always be my little girl.
Have a brilliant Birthday!

You are the most beautiful gift anyone has ever been gifted with.
Happy Birthday to the best daughter in the whole wide world!

Happy Birthday to my little girl.
I wish you to love life and never stop dreaming!
May beauty and happiness surround you today and always!

I (We) feel so proud and happy to see that our
little girl has grown into such a fine, young and
beautiful woman.
Much love and blessings coming your way.

Having a daughter means...
Seeing a thousand rainbows every day,
A thousand occasions of sweet hurray,
A thousand sweet dreams every night,
And a thousand reasons to laugh and smile!
Happy Birthday to you, angel!

As parents we hope that you touch the life of
thousands of other people with the same happiness,
care and love that you have touched ours.
Happy Birthday to the best daughter in the whole wide world!

May you always be happy, healthy and wealthy...
so that you can take care of us when we are old :)

Happy Birthday to our beloved daughter.
May you be blessed with all the good things you deserve.

Today is so important to everyone who knows you
and who loves the amazing person you are.
On your birthday and always,
you're wished everything wonderful!

Mom and Dad


Sunday, July 29, 2012

Stationery Freebie printable

I am so tickled to share this with you!!
The wordart was done by Paulette at
The adorable images were done by my
daughter!  I smiled so big when i saw them
and couldn't stop grinning for a LONG 
time.  My daughter thought I was so 
weird, but I was just so happy to be able
to use HER ART within my crafting!!

Just click on this to open in a new tab/
window and save it to your own computer
for use when it is convenient for you.



Friday, July 27, 2012

Been on vacation...

We have been traveling for the last 7 weeks!
We are back home now and getting back into
the regular routine.  I will get some goodies
posted before the week is over (I HOPE)...
I have LOTS of great goodies from Paulette
at Create with TLC to use ... LOTS of ideas
flowing around in my mind...just need to get
them into PSP!  

Paulette's September 2012 Club is one
not to miss!  If she still allows you to get into
it, you really MUST ... The theme is back to
school, grandparents, and coffee!  



Sunday, July 15, 2012


The topper elements are by Paulette
the layouts by myself.

The topper says HUG and I used the
kisses in the bag to give as a


gift to the recipient.

Personal Use ONLY...

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Tomorrow is the start of Natl Hug week..........

Be sure to check out
for some free hugs!!! 

This one goes with a bear and a bag of HUGS.

A Bear Hug For Someone Special

Here's a little Bear Hug
His arms are open wide
And though he's small
His heart is filled
With lots of love inside
If you are ever lonely
And your heartstrings need a tug
Just find this Bear and then right there
He'll give a tiny hug.

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Friendship Rainbow
I don't need a pot of gold
From every rainbows end;
For I found the greatest wealth
Is having you for my friend.
Here are some little hugs for you
Just a way that I can say
Thank you for being the color
In a world that often seems grey!

or change the last two lines to say:

Thank you for your friendship
Please have a colorful day!


Grandma Hugs
Grandmother, you are like a patchwork quilt,
so cozy and so warm.
Just listening to your stories,
reminds me of your wisdom and your charm.
I know I can always come to you,
When lost or feeling alone.
For you always comfort me,
and make me feel at home.
You are the silver lining,
of a cloudy day
and I know whom I can trust
when black clouds blow my way.
I store your hugs and kisses
In my heart each day.
So I'd like to share some back with you
To give you back love in my own special way.
Paulette, 1999


Homework Hugs ...

An Angel's jar of "Homework Hugs"
To help with the studies you'll do.
A beary sweet hug and quick studybreak,
Will lovingly see you through.

To this angelic bear *you* are
So beary special and dear!
She'll encourage with hugs and brings to you
Our wishes for a GREAT school year!
- DAB 8-30-99


Hug Me!

No moving parts, no batteries.
No monthly payments and no fees;
Inflation proof, non-taxable,
In fact, it's quite relaxable;
It can't be stolen, won't pollute,
One size fits all, do not dilute.
It uses little energy,
But yields results enormously.
Relieves your tension and your stress,
Invigorates your happiness;
Combats depression, makes you beam,
And elevates your self-esteem!
Your circulation it corrects
Without unpleasant side effects
It is, I think the perfect drug:
May I prescribe, my friend, the hug!

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Why God Made Hugs

Everyone was meant to share
God's all-abiding love and care.
He saw that we would need to know
a way to let these feelings show.

So God made hugs - a special sign,
and symbol of His love divine,
a circle of our open arms
to hold in love and keep out harm.

One simple hug can do its part
to warm and cheer another's heart.
A hug's a bit of heaven above
that signifies His perfect love.

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