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My Paper Tree House – MY BLOG HOP WINNER!!!!

22 Dec

Once again, just sharing my page from the Challenge.

Here were the items that needed to be included.


Patterned Papers



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


Something Messy ( I used beads)

Lace or Ribbon

1 Flower (oops used more ) ūüė¶

Rub ons or stickers




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?


Without further ado, I am announcing my BLOG HOP winner.

Sorry this post is a little late.  I have been down and out with a doosey of a cold!!

I had 29 comments.  I used RANDOM.ORG to generate a winner 1 through 29.  The winning number?


So, Tere…if you are out there. ¬†Please use the contact me form on my BLOG and give me your info, so I can mail out your prize. ¬†Thank you ALL for playing along with the MY PAPER TREE HOUSE bunch.

We look forward to having lots of thing for us all to do together in the upcoming year!!

Big hugs to all!!




15 Dec

We are celebrating that God has blessed My Paper Treehouse with an awesome design team.  Please hop along with us and visit each of the DT members. If you get lost or just found the hop start here.

You should have arrived here from Maritha’s blog.

Her blog was not co-operating with her, but her ITEM for you was the SKETCH! So be sure to pick that up!

Each of the DT members have a wonderful story to share with you about what God has done and is doing in their lives… these are God’s fingerprints.¬† Not only do we have a ton to share with you but there are¬†RAKs along the way, a¬†Great Blog Hop Challenge with a prize and a wonderful¬†Grand Prize from Artful Delight.

Yesterday I did a post called THE MOST IMPORTANT BLOG POST EVER.  I know that you are on a hop and that sometimes we try to move through these quickly.  But I encourage you all to at least look briefly at my blog post from yesterday and if you do not have time, come back and read the whole post.  Being on the MY PAPER TREEHOUSE design team, is not something that came around by any coincidence for me.  It is my belief in God that makes me say this.  I have a few things that have happened in my life that border on AMAZING, and my placement with this team is one of those events.  How the events have unfolded all lining up that I would have my MOST IMPORTANT BLOG POST EVER just posted the day BEFORE this blog hop is amazing to me.  The most amazing part is that I had no control over when I could post my project that I shared today, as I had to wait until another blog that I design for posted the project first.  If you can see what I am trying to convey to you, you can understand that it is truly a blessing to be able to share a very important message I want to share with families, everywhere.

If you are a mom, a grandma, an aunt, a sister or a friend you will hopefully appreciate the message in my MOST IMPORTANT BLOG POST EVER.

I strongly believe that I was gathered into the MY PAPER TREEHOUSE family for this reason alone.

Here is just a peek at the project from that post.

We have a blog hop challenge for you…. as you stop at each of the Design Members they will have another item that you will need to add to your layout.¬† All layouts need to be linked up on the¬†My Paper Treehouse Blog by Sunday the 19th 11:59pm PST.

One layout will be randomly chosen to win a prize and make sure check back on Monday because we have a special surprise for you.

Not only do we have RAKS from the DT members, a prize for creating layout, but we have a Grand Prize too!!! All you have to do is comment on all the blogs along the hop!

Blog Hop instructions!!

When: December 15th to December 19th

Challenge: As you stop by each of the DT’s blogs, you will find elements that you will need to add to for the challenge to have a complete layout in the end!


Time: You have until Sunday December 19th 11:59pm PST to finish your creation and link it up to My Paper Treehouse blog.
Who: All who want to play!
Surprise: There is a HUGE surprise on My Paper Treehouse blog on Monday December 20th so please check back for that on the blog!
RAK’s: You can win RAK’s from the many of the DT members plus a grand prize!
Here is the RAK I am giving away to one blessed person!!!!!!

{remember you must post a comment to each blog in order to be eligible for any RAK’s or prizes!!
One blessed person will get all of this from me!


Our Grand Prize is sponsored by¬†Artful Delight!¬† They have the most wonderful kits each month for a great price.¬† You wouldn’t believe everything you get in the kit….. it is full of the newest and greatest scrappy items.

Artful Delight will also custom order you any scrappy item you would like to get your hands on for no additional charge.¬† Please stop by and see¬†Artful Delight and dont forget to tell them that we sent you….

Here is the item you need to add to your layout  PATTERNED PAPERS.

Next you will hop to Wendy Morris.
Dont forget you need to leave a comment on each of the blogs and collect the different items for the Blog Hop Challenge Layout.
All layouts and comments are due by
Sunday the 19th 11:59pm PST.
Don’t forget to stop by My Paper Tree House Blog on Monday to see our special surprise….


Here is the line up:
1. My Paper Tree House Blog
2. Maritha Frolid
3. Jeannie DeGruccio ******YOU ARE HERE*****
4. Wendy Morris
5. Ruth Tacoma
6. Nicole Brenna
7. Elizabeth Carney
8. Tabitha Jones
9.  Arlene Camacho
10. Dolores Cancel
11. Damaris Rios
12. Nana Campana


Once again, here is the element you need to add to your layout: PATTERNED PAPERS.

Next hop stop is a visit to the blog of:  Wendy Morris.

Don’t forget you need to leave a comment on each blog and collect the different elements for the challenge layout and to win a RAK from any DT member or the grand prize!!!

Have fun, read our stories and get to know us all.

Have a wonderful day.

A lost tradition, found.

14 Dec

Before my mom passed away, she used to buy all my kids a Christmas ornament for the current year. As my number of children got higher in numbers, she still carried this tradition on. For awhile, she handmade each one, customizing them to the grandchild’s current likes in life. I have acorn angels,¬†popsicle¬†stick Santa’s, Pooh Bears, Blues Clues and Baby’s 1st¬†Christmas¬†ornaments for almost all my kids. She also added to my ornament stash every year. While she was alive, I got a new ornament from the earliest time I can remember, she did this for me.

As I was thinking of what to make this week, the thought hit me that my youngest 2 children will not have the privilege of receiving that special ornament from Curly Grandma each year.  So, I need to start, or restart, this tradition for them. When they are older, I will be sure to tell them where this tradition started, when it ended and when it started again.

I only had time to make 2 ornaments to show, but I will be making more for the rest of my children.

Believe it or not, I only used 1 die set. The set I used was:¬†Scalloped Oval –¬†LST103

I took an idea from one of those fancy magazines, no one can afford to buy from. ¬†They had these lovely paper ornaments. ¬†So, I used their idea for my own. ¬†The main body, of the ornaments are made out of vintage piano books that I had lying around. ¬†They had already started to yellow, so I did not need to do much distressing ūüôā

Here is the ornament I made for my youngest, my princess, my joy…yep, I LOVE HER~


This next one, I had to make just because I wanted to see if I could.  If one of my older daughters loves it as much as I do, she can have it be her 2010 ornament.  If not, it is MINE!!!
Again, I only used the Scalloped Oval dies on this.  Made all from the same vintage sheet music and embellished with supplies I had on hand.

These were somewhat time consuming, but well worth it.  Part therapy, part mom love.  I think I will enjoy doing this for my kids every year.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed my Christmas Pretties.

Be sure to go over to The Cheery Lynn blog to see my other team mates creations.

We all work so hard to make things for you, I know you will enjoy what they have to share also.

Also coming up this week is the Blog Hop for http://mypapertreehouse.blogspot.com/.

We have some AMAZING things planned for you, so I hope you will join us.

Also, while you are hopping with me and My Paper Tree House, hop along with the Aloha Girls for the 1st Aloha Studio Designs Blog Hop.


Details for both HOPS..later today!  Bye for now!!!

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 ūüôā

Ok..draw #2!

Comment #6 was from:

Let’s see if Tabitha is a DT member…




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:


December 16th and 17th



December 15th through December 19th

More details soon!!