Wow does time fly and it seems to be just passing me by these days! So much to do and not enough time in the day! I keep trying to take in and enjoy the daily moments, we have 13 days until we move, 7 days until they pack up our whole house...Meanwhile we are purging, cleaning and trying to organize what goes with us, into temporary housing or storage. At the same time I am keeping my sanity by praying, listening to praise & worship music and of course scrapping. I am working on some top secret projects for CHA but I did manage to pull this one out for ya!
I used a gel souffle pen to line those scrolls and beautiful flowers. (Papers are Websters) This is actually three different pages but the lines went so well together I was able to pull this off.
Oh and finally today it snowed! It rained later in the afternoon, so it all turned to mush but it is supposed to snow 4-6 inches tomorrow! The kids are super excited to have fun in the snow before we move!
I hope your Christmas was wonderful and if I don't catch you before Fri night- Happy New Year!
Waiting for snow days...Weird this time of year it usually snows around here and it hasn't!
The kids have been waiting, anxiously waiting! LOL! So I had to make this layout!
I made this in November and it is still not snowing... I wonder if we will have a white Christmas...The weather people are not thinking so. Last year it snowed alot the night before Christmas and we woke up to snow covered sidewalks! Normally I am not a fan of the snow - not because of me but because hubby doesn't like driving in it. I do hope it snow this year though, it will be our last white Christmas if it does.
We are moving. There I said it - it still doesn't seem real, but considering how quickly it is coming I need to get with reality! So hubby is so awesome and I am not the only one who thinks so! They gave him a promotion and are moving us to TEXAS! Whoa! We will be moving the second week on Jan, like I said it is all happening SO FAST!
SO here it is our most recent miracle…If you have been following my blog for any period of time or know our family in person you know we have adopted three kids with severe special needs.(We also have two bio kids) We have been praying for years for help for these three little ones (8,7&5). We live in a very small town and recently their doc has wanted to send us to a big hospital(in another state) to admit one of our kids in a treatment facility because our doc is out of answers- he would like a team of docs to evaluate him. I cannot tell you how scary it is to have a doc admit to you that he is out of ideas. He even presented his case (without revealing his name of course) at a doc convention with no answers(His case and history is extreme). Well we have 5 kids and limited finances – not to mention hubby has to work and I can’t just take off indefinitely in a hotel with 5 kids. So we have been praying for a miracle.
Hubby is a hard worker – they just offered him a promotion, in another state. Before they made an offer we prayed. We prayed that God would either open or shut that door so we would know that it was in His will for us to go. My hubby decided in his mind that if they offer was a 3-5% increase he would have to accept it. So not only did he receive an offer with an increase – it is an 8%increase (God’s math)! In addition it is in a city and state that has not only one but THREE facilities that treat our type of kids. In addition the company is paying for everything- the move, to fly our family out there, they will even buy the house if it doesn’t sell in two months. If that isn’t a Christmas miracle I don’t know what is!
oh hey did I forget something? ......Like a GIVEAWAY?
No, I didn't! SO, I was thinking I would have FIVE winners instead of one....
LauraJean - the grand prize winner!!!
and these lovely 4 ladies can also contact me with your addys please!!!
Arts For all
Didn't win? Don't fret it's Christmastime! Sat Clear Scraps is having a blog hop where yours truly (of course) is participating and you know I'll have to give something away because that's just how I roll! So check back on Saturday!
And if I didn't have enough glimmer on my layout I used a spray glitter in the middle. I really wanted this picture to have snow, all week the forecast said it would snow and and it didn't! So I had to make my own! LOL! I used Snow Tex!
(Both papers are from Bazzil, one is a glazed cardstock in white - sprayed with Shimmerz and glitter spray paint, Maya Road snowflakes, Crate snowmen and sticker.)
So how about this blog candy?
package of ribbon - My Minds Eye "lost & Found"
Blue Hill ribbon package
Lunch Break Chipboard book - Maya Road
Heart Chipboard Book - Maya Road
7 Gypsies Spiral bound Chipboard Book
Accent Creative Designs Paper Flowers Magenta and Black CD Tin for altering
Tsukineko Walnut Ink Antiquing Solution
*Smooch Spritz -5 colors!
Various Vintage Lace Ribbon
* I did try these but as you can see they are almost totally full!
So what do you think?
3 Ways to win...
1. If you don't follow my blog already do that...
2. Of course leave me a comment! ;)
3. And for extra entry post this on your blog, facebook, or where ever you hang out!
I will run this until Dec 16th!
So make sure you come back,
depending on where you live you could get your goodies before Christmas!
OK I am having a YMCA flashback ...I am over it now. But on with my announcements!
Announcement #1. Because I was doing the blog hop and other scheduled posts for teams I am on I did not get to announce that I recently made the Creative Memories design team! These are the projects I made for the 2nd round of auditions. Some of you have already left me comments congratulating me - thank you ((hugs))! I have already been working on some cool stuff! And Creative Memories is having 12 Days of Christmas on their Project Center - 12 days=12 Christmas projects, so if you need some ideas, maybe a gift idea? Go check it out! One of those days I have a project over there! ;) BTW isn't this totally cute paper? All of this paper is from Creative Memories Very Merry Specialty Paper pack!
Announcement #2 Cheryl Nelson if you will email me your addy I will send you a scrappy surprise!
You are the winner of my blog hop giveaway!
Announcement #3 For those who did not win you need to check the Best Creation blog to see if you won there and hold onto your hat because I am doing another giveaway...ummm a BIG one! Big, big, big!
Give me a couple of days, you are going to like it! If you are already a follower - you are ahead of the game!