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My Paper Tree House – Blog Hop Challenge

19 Dec

First I want to say, thank you everyone that stopped by for the blog hop.  I think we will announce winners tomorrow and hopefully you have had time to create a layout or the challenge.

I have been sick, sick and more sick.  Doing a traditional layout just was not going to happen.

So I defaulted to digital for this challenge and managed to still get all the required elements in.

We had a sketch to go on:

 

We also had random items we collected on the hop to add to the page.  Here were the items:

Sketch

Patterned Papers

Stitching

Bling

Quote – “I have one desire now – it is to live a life of reckless abandon for the Lord, putting all my energy and strength into it.” Elisabeth Elliot

Chipboard

Something Messy ( I used beads)

Lace or Ribbon

1 Flower (oops used more ) 😦

Rub ons or stickers

Buttons

Butterfly

 

Here is my page with everything except as I just noticed while writing this post, I have too many flowers!!


 

I do have to say I LOVE IT!!

I did not have a picture of me to use, that matched the phrase.

I used my daughter because right not in her life, she still thinks it is wonderful to talk about Heavenly Father and Jesus.  She loves to tell me when she feels Jesus in her heart.  If I can just figure out a way to keep her feeling those feelings she has now, wouldn’t that be wonderful?

 

I will be back tomorrow with news from the BLOG HOP, so until then …..I am going back to bed!

 

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The most important blog post EVER!!

14 Dec

I really hope I have not used that Title before, because, truly this is my most important post yet.  I have been waiting awhile to post this.  Ever since September of this year.

Right around the time when I was VERY new to blogging, I was able to attend a women’s conference called Time Out for Women.  It took place in Sacramento on Friday September 10 and 11th, 2010.   It was and incredible experience.  I was able to go with my Mother and Sister in-laws and some other wonderful friends of theirs.

One of the speakers, Jill Manning, tackled a very difficult topic.  One that we all want to pretend will just go away on its own.

Her presentation was titled, “The Uncensored Truth About Pornography”   Why this topic?  Jill says, “Because women are impacted by pornography in unique and profound ways, we play an indispensable role in the fight against it.  Although the statistics are daunting, we know that pornography cannot win, in light of Who and what is on our side.”

She shared some disturbing statistics about the age at which children are first introduced to this topic, and sadly most images are seen within their own home.  Thanks to technology, our children will see images of things that we never came across when we were kids.  Moms and Dads, the internet IS NOT A SAFE PLACE.  No filter is fool-proof and even sites geared towards children still need to be monitored.  We would not let our toddler who has had one day of swimming instruction swim in the Pacific by themselves.

So, why would we let a child go on the internet unmonitored while they are still young and innocent?

Jill shared a remarkable story of elephants living in the wild.  Elephants roam in packs.  Did you know that when you see images of those packs, that all those elephants you see are females and their young?

Male elephants are solitary animals and only join a pack during mating season, and then they go back to their solitary roaming.

Now, who is considered the King of the Jungle?  Well it is the lion.  No animal would dare go up against the lion, because they are strong, and will over power any animal it targets as its prey.

There is one animal that the lion can not go up against.  That animal?  The elephant.

Here is why:

 

 

Do you notice anything here?  When there is danger, the momma elephants form a circle.  This circle in impenetrable. Inside their circle is where they keep those that are most precious to them, their young.

I have to tell you, to just look at those images, brings tears to my eyes.

At the end of Jill’s presentation she compared us to the elephants.  She reminded us that we WOMEN had the power to form an impenetrable safety shield for our children.  We are the matriarchs, it is our duty.

At the close of Jill’  presentation, I have to say, I was moved and I did feel empowered, thinking that if all the women took a stand against this, we could really make a difference.

We were all given a printed card that was a card to take home, go over with our families and children and take an oath to make good choices, while online, while watching TV, etc.

Most of you know, I have a lot of kids, 7 to be exact.  I took one look at that 5 x 7 card and thought there is not enough room for all us to sign.

So, I  made my own version and have used the exact same wording that was on the CLEAN & SAFE MEDIA PLEDGE, that was given to all 2,400 of us matriarchs there.

My design in based on the free tote bag that, again, all of us attendees were given.

 

I took one look at that bag and knew, that was a layout waiting to happen.

Being that I was so inspired to do something about this pledge, I have come up with some ideas.

I want to challenge any of you to take the PLEDGE with your families too.

I would love for you to create something beautiful to spotlight this in your homes.  Hang it on your wall, in a frame next to all your home computers.

Talk about this with your families and take this wonderful pledge.  Can you imagine if every one of my blog visitors took my challenge and then referred a friend her to take the challenge also?

I am so passionate about this that for EVERYONE that links up a project to this post, I will tally all of you up and create and send you a blank THANK YOU card based on the design I used for my CLEAN & SAFE MEDIA PLEDGE.

So, you will be rewarded by me for putting this pledge into your home.

I have many friends from all faiths, but I plead with you to look past the small differences that our religions may have.

When it comes to our children and our families, churches and religions and individual beliefs we stand UNITED.

So please join with me and share this with friends and family.

Print that pledge out and make something beautiful for your home with it!!

If anyone has any questions about the pledge, just let me know!

Thank you to GROOVY DEB at If It’s Groovy for posting this project today.

Hope you all like what I have done.

 

The PLEDGE is done on a transparency sheet.

The saying on the BLUE says:

“BE WHERE YOU ARE, WHILE YOU’RE THERE”

I thought that was perfect for this.  To me, this from means, be constantly on guard and not to let our defenses down.

The phrase is WORD ART Created by Bethany Harty, the QUEEN of Word Art!

Her Blog:

http://elegantwordart2.blogspot.com/

She has AMAZING things!!

I was able to find an awesome frame at Michael’s, for $3.00, WOW!!

All the blue birds, are done with a FISKARS punch I won from entering a FISKATEER contest.

On each bird, you will find, every one of our my family’s signatures, that we agree to take the MEDIA PLEDGE!

There are 9 birds…9 of us agree to “keep our home a happy and healthy place to be.” (Wording taken from the PLEDGE)

Now, to be eligible to receive the FREE handmade card from me, I ask a couple of things:

1) Go leave a comment at If It’s Groovy

2)  Go and get a COPY of the Pledge here: http://deseretbook.com/files/family_mediapledge.pdf

3) Create something, anything.  Even if you just print it and frame it, I will accept it.

4) Take a picture of your creation.

5) Blog about this with your creation

6) Linky up to the MR. LINKY below

7) Follow My Blog and If It’s Groovy

Now that might seem like a lot, but I AM GIVING YOU SOMETHING IN RETURN!

If I have to make 100 cards, it will be the best thing and the hardest work for something important and so worth it to me.  I will also have a Permanent Gallery here on my blog for any and all submissions I receive.  I truly hope it will be a HUGE Gallery.  This is for the best cause, your family and your children.

Refer someone here and you both give me each others name, you get an additional prize.

The MR. LINKY is open until January 15th, 2011.  Enough time to get through the holidays, refer friends and get your Pledge creation done.

I hope that all who stop by will link up with me and that we all can make a difference in this world, one family at a time.

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Tiffany Doodles BLOG HOP WINNER!

11 Dec

Thank you to all who hopped with me.  I had 19 comments and I will use the random.org widget to generate my winner.  In case of a DT member being my winner, we will draw again.

Today’s winner gets to have this DIGI STAMP from Tiffany Doodles.

 

Here is my 1st random number generated by random.org, if it is a team member, we keep going!!!

Comment #2 was from:

No laughing…I have to go check TIFFANY DOODLES to see if she is a DT member, I do not have all of us memorized yet!!

OK, she IS a DT member 🙂

Ok..draw #2!

Comment #6 was from:

Let’s see if Tabitha is a DT member…

 

NOPE!!!

 

HOORAY, on my 2nd try!!  TABITHA..contact me with your email addy and I will send your free DIGI file off to you!  I would 100% love if you would create something..and I will too and I will show our things off in a  blog post!!

What do you think?

Are you up for the blog challenge??  Let me know!!  It would be FUN!!!!  FUN!!!  I LOVE THAT DIGI!!!

 

That is it for today!  I am tired and computer dazed!!

 

Thank you, everyone who hopped along with us.

 

Next week.. hop again with me!

This time with:

STUDIO ALOHA DESIGNS:

December 16th and 17th

and

MY PAPER TREE HOUSE:

December 15th through December 19th

More details soon!!

How to make NEW, altered!

15 Nov

Last month was my birthday.  I got a lovely gift from my Visiting Teacher…that MIGHT have been my only gift that day?  I can’t remember. (Not talking about all my CYBER wishes!!)   Hey my birthday is still going…I just got ANOTHER FAB gift from a dear friend (who also does my hair..)  She gave me the best combo of hair stuff!..So by no means, am I complaining…anyhow..before I get myself in trouble…let me just say, part of my gift from my VT was some really cute little candles.

I could have left them alone…but I added some wow, and now I want them out in the open all the time!!

I did these for a challenge posted on http://dixiepieces.com/.

Here is my 1st BEFORE candle:

 

Here are my AFTER alteration process.

 

 

Here is my 2nd candle BEFORE:

Here is the AFTER alteration!

You will have to forgive me for so many pictures of the last candle.  I used a lot of sentimental stuff on it.  The beaded cherries were a bracelet that my oldest son made.  There was some irregularity in it and he did not want it, so he made me another one.  I told him NOOOO, don’t throw it away…and now it is part of my candle holder.  The other sentimental item is the dangling heart charm.  That was a little necklace that my 6-year-old made in ITCHY ribbon that I could not bear to wear, so now it is part of my necklace.  So, what do you think?  What do you have lying around that you could alter?  Christmas is coming, what can you re purpose, redo and give to some one to re-love?  Think about it!

Just Lollipopping along!

15 Nov

I have more than one post today.  I have been having so much fun with my “JOB”, that being one of the Design Team Members for THE LOLLIPOP PRESS.  Have you thought of participating in the weekly challenge?  There is no reason you can’t!  You do not have any of THE LOLLIPOP PRESS kits, well you have 2 choices.

1)  You can shop here and get yourself one of the fabulous kits OR

2) You can go here, look at a sketch, use one and that counts as a qualifying entry.

If you need more incentive, here is a picture of the GIVEAWAY for November’s winner.

 

The Lollipop Press is also looking to bring on some more members for the DESIGN TEAM, and by entering and winning, you can have you choice of being a PERM. Team Member and play with all the fabulous kits that us DESIGN TEAM girls get to play with!  So, think about it!  Scrap a page, scrap a card, DIGI, HYBRID?  There are no boundaries, JUST DO IT!!

Here are my latest pages for The Lollipop Press

Using the DAPPER MAN line:

This is a masculine line…but I made it work for a GIRL PAGE, well at least I think I did!

 

Play Money for my Kids…because my son is really into buying things from me…like a pair or scissors, a piece of paper, etc.

 

 

Lastly, this is a page I did for the CHALLENGE which was for LEAVES.  This is using the NUTTY BUDDY line.

 

Today a new challenge was posted.  The challenge is…..YELLOW!!!  So, go make something yellow.  If you email me letting me know you are participating by WEDNESDAY this week, I will post your creation, along with mine, here on my blog..along with all your blog info..etc!!!  Any takers?  Come on..let’s go get our yellow stuff out!!!!

So many things to POST!! So little time!!

9 Nov

I have a tutorial I will share with you tomorrow!  Be sure to check in!

My BLINKIE SHOP is open, you can find me on ETSY here:  http://www.etsy.com/listing/61234400/custom-blog-blinkie-gif

I wanted to announce my winner from last weeks DEENA show.

Here is a slide show so you can see for yourself if you are the lucky one(s)!!

 

I felt soo nice..or is it delirious, that we drew 2 names!  Totally random…I count how many entries you all qualify for, and yep that is how many times your name goes into my BUCKET!!

 

Without further ado….

 

The winner, winners are…….

 

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If you are one of the lucky 2 winners, email me and address and let me know what card was your favorite.  Winner #1 gets 1st choice, winner  #2 gets 2nd choice…have to be fair…right????

 

Another post tomorrow!!  Bye for tonight!

Are you up for a CHALLENGE?

3 Nov

Tuesday Trio just posted their new sketch.

We are working one SKETCH #41 – The added challenge is:  It has to have wings!

 

 

 

Here is  my card.

 

 

 

 

Congrats to my buddy Christina for placing in the top 3 for Sketch 39!!  She did a SUNDIAL on her card for that sketch!  Wow!  I love it!!

You will have to visit her blog to see all her cards..she is “ON FIRE” these days!!!

We also have http://www.pinkcricut.com/ having a contest.  This is a NO BRAINER for me, their theme…”IT HAS TO HAVE POLKA DOTS”  Polka what?  Yep, DOTS!!  I am all over this challenge!  So I will submit, ALL MY CARDS!!  Ha ha!  I don’t think I have a card WITHOUT a polka dot!!  Here is some..

Ok..that is enough for now…VISIT….VISIT the blogs I mentioned…show some BLOGGY LOVE!!!!