I have alot to say this post, so grab a cuppa and get comfy!
I know right!
Well, this card is favor #1.
I am asking you all to hop over to the Saturated Canary Christmas Party Linky where I will have this card posted & vote for me to win some Fantastic Saturated Canary Digis!!!
I so appreciate each and every one of you and all the kind words you always leave for me! So much so, in fact that I have my followers (new & old) Christmas Candy as a sticky at the top of my blog. (I've recently added a gift cert), so please as a token of my thanks for voting for me, enter your name into the linky at the top for a chance to win a prize!
I merged two SC digis together to complete my card. Meet Molly & Mickey the Christmas Elves. They are sold individually or as a set. I bought the set & put them together! How could I not!?!>
Of course with the traditional Christmas colors and added some glitter, stitching, puffballs to their hats and liquid pearls around the image.
The bakers twine is from Really Reasonable Ribbons and brads are from my age old stash.
The sentiment is from a Some Odd Girl Clear Stamp set, I punched it out with my SU tag punch!
Challenges for my card:
Creative Inspirations Paint- the Holidays
Dream Valley Challenges- Christmas
OSAAT- Anything goes
Cupcake Inspirations- pic (see below)
Sketch Saturday- sketch (see below)
My BFF, The Prairie Fairy, & her family are going thru a trying time right now.
She has come to some revelations as of late, as we all seem to do when our limits are tested.
Roberta, the fairy, is truly a remarkable woman, who would do anything for anyone, sometimes putting herself and her needs last. She is an amazing woman, neighbor & most importantly friend. When I need a cup of milk or a couple of eggs, she's running over to lend me some of hers & when I need a shoulder to cry on.....well, she's running over with that too!
You can read her post in FULL by clicking here (There is also a DOWNLOAD button on her blog for the image you see below), but here is the most important part.
--**""Some things we should keep in mind while enjoying the holiday season.
Forgive those who have hurt you, they need your love more than you probably realize.
Close your computers, turn off your phones, curl up on the couch with your loved ones and share stories of your adventures and dream together of adventures yet come. Be still and listen, to those blessed souls you were so lucky to have been graced with. Savor every moment so you have more memories to share later.
While in a holiday line up at a store this week, talk to those near you and send them a dazzling smile, no matter how late or how long you have been standing there. If you don't know what to say, just smile as big as you can. At the very least you will get to laugh at their possibly panicked reaction as to why you would be smiling at them! If you are done, go to a personal care home and spend some time with a lonely senior or two or go hand out a meal to a homeless person. Give them a dazzling smile too.
I have created a warm and cozy little winter cottage.
At this moment, someone dear to me is fighting an epic battle. A brave warrior, ready to conquer the odds. Odds that are continuously improved by the Canadian Cancer Care society.
In exchange for this free file, I would love it if you could do two things for me. If you can only do one or the other that is fine too.
1. If you could make a donation for the image above that would be great. 100% of the donated money will go to the Canadian Cancer Care society. DONATION BUTTON IN THE SIDEBAR
2. For those of you who believe in the power of prayer and sending out positive energy into the universe, say a prayer and send out that energy for all those fighting cancer, and do it every day.
I will send the proceeds in January to the Canadian Cancer Care Society, and I have even put up a $'s raised chart in the sidebar so you can see how much we have raised. If you can give anything at all that would be wonderful.
Biggest hugs and best wishes for a wonderful holiday season.
the fairy ""**--
Please, I urge you to find it in your hearts to help out in any way that you can!
Be sure to hold your loved ones close, not only during this holiday season, but for always!