Sunday, November 23, 2008

Family Time

The holidays are upon us and this is the time to put everything else aside and think of family and friends. Thanksgiving is this week and families are coming together for the festivities. Children are coming home from college, siblings are coming home from all over near and far all to be with family and celebrate. It's a good feeling to be surrounded by family and loved ones. This is a time to be happy, but I don't feel the happiness this year because I can't be with all my children. There are circumstances that keep them away. But I will be thinking of them this holiday season and praying that they too will be safe this holiday and always. I would like to wish all of you reading this a very Happy and blessed Thanksgiving.

I have been extremely busy these past weeks and don't get on my blog as often as I would like. But I do try to take time and create something every week, whether it's a LO or a few papers. This is what keeps me going, my love for digi scrapping and all of my cyber friends. I have been given a couple of awards a while back and haven't had the time to share them, so I would like to take the time to do that now. The first award comes from my good friend and fellow digi scrapper Jazzieal. She sent me the Kreative Award.Now I am supposed to name 7 things I love and than pass it on to 7 people.

1. My children are number one. They are my lifeline and I love each of them for thier own personalities and gifts to life.
2. My DH for everything he does for me and being there for me and for especially being my rock.
3. My grandchildren. They are all so special each in thier own way. I love them all and each individually.
4. My Best Friend Laura for always being there for me, and for being my partner in crime. We have laughed, cried, learned, loved and so much more for the past 42 years. She is much more than a best friend, she is my other half.
5. My brother and sisters for putting up with me all these years!!
6. My cyber friends are ever so special to me--so supportive and caring, and they share a love for my 7th love--Digital Scrapbooking!! To all my cyber friends-thank you all for helping me learn new things, sharing your talents with me and others, thank you for all the support you are so willing to give when needed, and especially for all the laughs we have shared.

Now I must give this award to 7 more people---The thing is I would like to do what I have seen other award recipients do and that is to give this award and my Sweety Award from Renee
to everyone reading my blog. Because if it wasn't for my readers I wouldn't have a reason to blog and share my creations with. Everyone that comes and reads my blog and downloads my freebies and leave wonderful comments are also creative and a bunch of sweeties. Lots of them don't have blogs for me to pass the award onto, so I just want to say thank you and all of you deserve these awards as well. I would also like to share these with some of my dear digi friends who have encouraged me and helped me in so many ways traveling down my digi path. Special heartfelt thanks go to Michelle McCoy, Kim Broedelet, Jazzieal, Crops2dawn, Melanie, Fiona, Deanne, all my special friends at SBM and all my fellow CT members for Wolvsie, Kim, Deanne and Fiona. You ladies mean the world to me and thank you!!

Now I want to show you some new WA that Jazzieal has done.
These are soooo perfect for your Christmas pages and Christmas cards. You can find them exclusively at DSO . The first set of words "Christmas Words" is currently 25% off--so head on over to her store at DSO and pick them up. While you are there check out all the other wordart she has. There is something for everyone!!
And now I have some Lo's to show you. The first one is to celebrate the upcoming Christmas season. It is of our dear granddaughter.
We got this doll for her 2 years ago for Christmas to add to her collection, and she absolutely loves her. This Christmas she is a new mom with a real doll of her own. A beautiful new daughter Alexia. If you remember I did a page of Alexia earlier on my blog.
I used a new kit by Inspiredmommiedesigns called "I Believe in Santa" which can be found at Pretty Scrappy. I also used her WA from her new "We Wish you a Merry Christmas" pack. Other credits: Birthstone ornament by Kitten Scraps-a freebie on her blog, the raindrops are from LouCeeCreations and it is a freebie in her kit for Kimb's color challenge this month at DSO.
I would like to show you Kimb's new CU grab bag which you can find on sale exclusively at DSO. It is soooooo full of the cutest goodies. It's only $6.00 right now and you can't go wrong. If you have ever purchased one of her grab bags you know you get more than your money's worth. It's insane the amount of things you get in one of her grab bags, and this one is no different. I made the papers in this with some of the goodies in her bag. Just look at that adorable Penguin!!!

And here is the LO I did using her new grab bag. This is our dear grandson! I just loved the outfit he was wearing that Christmas, and hanging out with our dalmation in his little santa hat. This is just too cute. I made the papers and frame in this LO using some things from Kim's grab bag.
Now for the freebie!! I would love to share with you the paper and frame from my LO.

So if you would love to have it you can get it here. All I ask is that if you download it please leave me some love. I love reading your comments!!! Well that's it for today!!! Hope you all made it this far. Until next time have fun and stay safe!!


Anonymous said...

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Kim B said...

Morning my dear friend, AWESOME PAGES and LOVE that paper and frame you made! Just to let you know I HAVE been thinking of you and am sending you the hugest hug this PC can hold ;-)

Loves ya tons

CarolW said...

Very pretty set, I especially love the paper, you did a great job. Merry Christmas.

Melanie said...

Mornin' Paula! I love your layouts, especially the way you put your granddaughter with her doll in the bottom corner of your paper. I just love that effect but never remember to use it until someone makes a beautiful layout like this. And it's especially creative making it off-center like that! Thanks for the awards as I'm one of your "readers". I'm probably your biggest fan!! Thanks for the paper and frame! I'll download it tonight when I get home.

Crops said...

LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! that paper...thanks soooo much!!!!!!! Move over Kimmy and stop hoggin all the hug room...I wanna send some too....LOL Take it easy GF!!!! Just pretend its a bad dream and when you wake up it will all be over I promise, this too shall'll see! Love ya!!!!

Jazzy said...

Beautiful pages and thanks for the comments on my word art..I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving..
my thoughts will be with know you are very special to me..Thanks for the awesome it..and I love you lots..big hugs Jazzy

Anonymous said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 10 Jan [LA 09:00pm] - 11 Jan [NY 12:00am, UK 05:00am, OZ 04:00pm] ).