Tuesday, November 29, 2011

My rotten kitty LUCY ....

Here's my spoiled rotten kitty Lucy. Lucy is growing so fast! SEE THIS FACE! oh! don't let her fool you....She loves her new cat tree. 
It's been really tough stamping, she wants to play with everything, so I gave her an empty ribbon spool and an empty cardboard box. I'm trying to teach her to stay off my stamp table, ugghh I guess we will eventually get there, but she could have her own little party when I'm stamping :O)
I have been working on cards, and they are done, but I can't post them till Thursday and Friday.

Thursday will be a card for Little Miss Muffet
Friday will be a card for Just Wordz.

sooo.... I guess you all are just going to have to wait. I'm trying to get them all done for this month so I can enjoy the Holidays. I still don't have my tree up. It's only a tiny fiber optic for the bay window, and all I have to do is get it out, fluff it up and plug it in....am I bad!

Monday, November 28, 2011

So many beautiful cards everyone!!!

Oh, I have seen so many gorgeous cards!!!! There is never enough time to make cards, blog, and leave comments on all the blogs! Just know, I've been looking and oh my!!! Love all the gorgeous cards out there! So many talented ladies & gents!!!

My daughter is now sick! There's such a horrible bug going around, and it's been a tough one! I'm so hoping and praying I don't get it, it seems everyone is sick or has been sick! 

My hubby is still having bad headaches, starting to really worry me :( He is in bed, and I need to be making cards. Worra worra!

I need to put our tree up and just can't seem to get in the Christmas spirit...although we did hang a snowman plaque on the front door and put a couple of snowmen outside. We use to put lights inside and out, and now we're lucky to put anything out at all. Hopefully it will kick in soon! Got to for the grandbabies :O)

Stay well out there in blogland!! Hugs! Leah Ann

Whoo Hoo I was featured on the Outlaws Gallery!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Whimsy Hello World Welcome Baby Tag Easel Card

 Whimsy "Hello World" Tag Card
I also used Emerald Fairies Ticket Sentiment
Had the image colored, finally had time to get it on a card :O)





Friday, November 25, 2011

I hope the lady at Walmart last night feels good today after running over my heels 3 times!!!

Last night had to pick up things at Walmart. Well of course it's their Sale, and the place was packed. Went to pick up a few things. A lady is on her cell phone, runs over my heels 3 times....I was ready to blow. If looks could kill she would not be here :O) Couldn't help it! She runs over my heals 2 times,  I turn around she says "sorry" then she does it again....on her cell phone, not paying attention. 

My 2 yr. old grandson is really sick and my daughter was here at 4 a.m. with him, and they are trying to get him in to ENT...he's been on different kinds of antibiotics and nothing is working. My daughter has had no sleep, if she does it's hit and miss, and he only wants his Momma. His little throat and ears were blood red, and the shot made them a little better but not as well as the doctor thought they should be. He doesn't sleep. 

So praying that God touches his little body or they can get him into ENT or find out what's causing him to be so sick.

Sorry I'm not getting comments out like I should right now! 

Hugs! Leah Ann

Just Wordz Design Team "My 1st Christmas" Whimsy Reindeer Easel Card

 Here is my card this week for JUST WORDZ Design Team. I used Just Wordz Party Time Stamp Set, and Whimsy"s Cheer Deer Reindeer. Check out Kim's  
Just Wordz Blow Out Sale on Black Friday....it will carry over for the full weekend. WOW!  a 35% discount...cost for one set will be $13.64 US dollars....So go on over and check out the other Design Team Member's Cards and Kim Fabulous Sale!!!

See the snow on the end of his nose :O) I remember raising goats and when their babies were born, they were up hopping and jumping around, and I picture a baby deer, sniffing the snow and coming up with the snow on the end of their little noses!


This card is featured on the Outlawz Gallery Yeah!



 Floral Bouquet


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

Happy Thanksgiving!!! I hope you are all having a wonderful Thanksgiving! 

My 2 year old grandson has been a very sick little guy. The doctor gave him a shot yesterday, can't remember the name of it, but it's what they give for Meningitus. (spelling?). My daughter last night, got on the phone and text everyone she knew to pray for him. He started feeling better, but a sick little guy and a rough night. He finally ate a little and she's having to put fever reduces in his sprite and drinks because he vomits it up if she gives it to him plain. I'm hoping he does better tonight. Goes back to Doctor in the morning. He's at least drinking liquids now. 
I guess the shot was really painful, and his brother started screaming and crying at the doctor's office because Jonathan was crying and screaming after the shot...so I think it would have been good Utube moment...they were both screaming at the Dr. office...my daughter and son n law were needless to say sweating after leaving the office. 
On the way home, Jonathan kept saying Ouchie Mommy, sorry over an over again, his little bottom hurt so bad. So all you praying folks, keep him in your prayers because he's still running a temp. These day you don't know whether to try to wait it out or get them to ER! I'm thankful he's finally drinking fluids!!! 

Little Miss Muffet Challenge Gratitude/Thanks GILGO

New Challenge Gratitude/Thanks. I used Little Miss Muffet Stamp GILGO. I just got it finished and was trying to get all the shine in the photo, but being evening time, already dark outside, and even kind of dark in here today, just couldn't get the shine in the photo like it is in person. It is so much prettier in person.





Be sure and check out the other Design Teams Blog for their incredible artwork!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Holidays.....Won't let life get me down!!!

Oh, so many thoughts today! Thanksgiving a couple of days away and this year, we are not having a family dinner :(  None of our family have the money for the expense of a big dinner, nor do we have a house big enough for 5 children, spouses, girlfriends, and 14 kiddo's! 
Thanksgiving is about being thankful, and I'm thankful that we have each other. We keep each other going the best we can :O) It's really hard sometimes, but it is what it is!
I have 2 grandson's right now who are really sick little fellows, and they need your prayers please. These terrible virus's going around are pretty nasty and hard on little ones as well as adults.
I'm thankful that our kids understand that we love each other and that's what is important. 
Since my Mom has been gone the last couple of years, the Holiday's are just not the same. Mom & Dad always had a house big enough for all of us, crowded, but it worked, and of course. We all pitched in with a big dish and it was good. 
Christmas is probably going to be the same. I'm thankful that my grandchildren understand. I know last year they took one of my son's 4 kiddo's to shop with a cop. My grandson Benjamin who is 10 this year, got clothes, coat, and he was so tickled. They told him he still had money left, he told them, I'm good, give it to one of the other kids. It made me so proud!!! 
That's when you know, they know the true spirit of giving, and loving! I'm glad they know that God is good and he is there for them! 
I'm truly Thankful!!!!

11/23  Got a miracle today! God is wonderful :O)
The saying above my bed is "Everyday holds a possibility of a miracle"

Is it normal to have to pay shipping when you win a challenge?

Hello All, Is it normal to have to pay shipping when you win a challenge. I've never had to before...??? Thanks for your input :O)

Monday, November 21, 2011

My Memories Suite Freebie...give them a try :O)

This is awesome scrapbooking software! You can use it on your card project!
Purchase the program today. Use my code to get $10 off plus $10 coupon, can't beat it!
Just copy and paste my code for your discount:  STMMMS53627
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The True Meaning of Christmas "Teach the Children" This is precious!

  I found this on the internet, Author Margi Harrell.
True Meaning of Christmas

Just a week before Christmas I had a visitor. This is how it happened. I just finished the household chores for the night and was preparing to go to bed, when I heard a noise in the front of the house. I opened the door to the front room and to my surprise, Santa himself stepped out next to the fireplace.

"What are you doing?" I started to ask. The words choked up in my throat and I saw he had tears in his eyes. His usual jolly manner was gone. Gone was the eager, boisterous soul we all know. He then answered me with a simple statement . . .

"TEACH THE CHILDREN!" I was puzzled. What did he mean? He anticipated my question and with one quick movement brought forth a miniature toy bag from behind the tree. As I stood bewildered, Santa said, "Teach the children!

Teach them the old meaning of Christmas. The meaning that now-a-days Christmas has forgotten. "Santa then reached in his bag and pulled out a FIR TREE and placed it before the mantle. "Teach the children that the pure green color of the stately fir tree remains green all year round, depicting the everlasting hope of mankind, all the needles point heavenward, making it a symbol of man's thoughts turning toward heaven."

He again reached into his bag and pulled out a brilliant STAR. "Teach the children that the star was the heavenly sign of promises long ago. God promised a Savior for the world, and the star was the sign of fulfillment of His promise."

He then reached into his bag and pulled out a CANDLE. "Teach the children that the candle symbolizes that Christ is the light of the world, and when we see this great light we are reminded of He who displaces the darkness."

Once again he reached into his bag and removed a WREATH and placed it on the tree. "Teach the children that the wreath symbolizes the real nature of love. Real love never ceases. Love is one continuous round of affection."

He then pulled from his bag an ORNAMENT of himself. "Teach the children that I, Santa Claus, symbolize the generosity and good will we feel during the month of December."

He then brought out a HOLLY LEAF. "Teach the children that the holly plant represents immortality. It represents the crown of thorns worn by our Savior. The red holly berries represent the blood shed by Him.

Next he pulled from his bag a GIFT and said, "Teach the children that God so loved the world that he gave his begotten son." Thanks be to God for his unspeakable gift.

Santa then reached in his bag and pulled out a CANDY CANE and hung it on the tree. "Teach the children that the candy cane represents the shepherds' crook. The crook on the staff helps to bring back strayed sheep to the flock. The candy cane is the symbol that we are our brother's keeper."

He reached in again and pulled out an ANGEL. "Teach the children that it was the angels that heralded in the glorious news of the Savior's birth. The angels sang Glory to God in the highest, on earth peace and good will toward men."

Suddenly I heard a soft twinkling sound, and from his bag he pulled out a BELL,. "Teach the children that as the lost sheep are found by the sound of the bell, it should ring mankind to the fold. The bell symbolizes guidance and return.

Santa looked back and was pleased. He looked back at me and I saw that the twinkle was back in his eyes. He said, "Remember, teach the children the true meaning of Christmas and do not put me in the center, for I am but a humble servant of the One that is, and I bow down to worship him, our LORD, our GOD."

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Whimsy Raggedy Boy Bless Our Troops....You're my HERO

 Whimsy "Raggedy Boy Bless Our Troops"  YOU'RE MY HERO
Ughh, got to add an ' e to my card...so I will retake the photo as soon as I get it fixed....brain is not working.... :O) Got it fixed. I just added it below, afraid if I delete this one, it will mess up challenge entries...ugghh!

Annabelle Stamps buttons and bows challenge
Do it with Digis Challenge 
Bearlymine Challenges 
 Sassy Cheryls Challenge Anything Goes