Thursday, December 10, 2015

Limited Edition Winter...But First A Dinosaur Adventure!

Hi Friends...
I bet you all have been donning your winter clothes and slipping on your coats, scarves, and mittens, not to mention those adorable beanies with the big pom pom on top?
I on the other hand have been out on the Great Plains Safari on a Dinosaur adventure with my Grandson Jericho and his best buddy Blake. I love that Jericho is in school now and has had the opportunity to make new friends. It's so wonderful to see his eyes light up as he talks about all the buddies he has made at school. Saturday was his buddy Blake's Birthday. Jericho asked if I would please make one of my special Bestie cards for his Bestie Blake...he knows I'm busy working on my December Daily, but who could resist that precious little face, and his love of all things I create. So well he slept last Friday night I went on a Dinosaur Adventure. I created a cute little card for Blake using the "bestie boys" image. I took a couple pictures to share with y'all here, I wish I could share a picture of the boys but because of reasons of protection I won't post pictures of the boys. I will share with you the adorable Bestie Jericho with his Bestie Blake though...




Jericho loved the card and so did Blake and his family!!

Now to share the reason I love this season...Winter!!! I love winter...I love snow...I love going to my Daddy's cabin in the mountains. Fresh air, water that taste like heaven and of course SNOW! As I was putting this card together I couldn't help but see myself in this card happily standing on my Daddy's land enjoying a Limited Edition Winter. I used the image "3D Reindeer Antlers"  to help make this card look so festive and wonderful.
Here is my Beautiful Bestie Limited Edition Winter Card...






I hope you have enjoyed reading my blog and viewing my paper treasures as much as I enjoyed creating them.
I'll get back to my December Daily...See you all on the 20th for another look at this wonderful season we are so blessed to call ours. Remember to give to your local food back or Salvation Army. For giving is so much sweeter than receiving. 
Our true rewards are in heaven.
Until next time...
Be blessed...
Tootles

Friday, November 20, 2015

I Stand With You Paris!

Hello Friends...
I come to you with a heavy heart.
Terrorism and violence of any kind brings me to a state of panic and anxiety every single time I have to live it or see it happen to my fellow man.
I have suffered with on anxiety attack after another since Paris was attacked just days ago.
The only thing that can sooth my pain and hurt is to use my heart and my hands to create beauty that maybe will reach out and touch at least one heart.
Since I have began creating for Sherri Baldy, the Besties YouTube design team, and Scrapbook Stamp Society,  I have noticed the camaraderie of talented women from all over the world. I think it is AMAZING how one persons talent spread all across the world to touch so many of us, and bring us joy. I am honored to be among the blessed ones that know Sherri Baldy and have the opportunity to create with her images, and in turn share our creations with the world wide web. 
As I sat thinking what I could do to show my love and solidarity with Paris, Sherri created her most meaningful image yet. Isn't it funny how she not only knew the hurt everyone was feeling, but was able to express it in a drawing for me to share. When I saw that this image was free to everyone that wanted it, I just knew that I was a part of the most wonderful group of people in the entire world, lead by the most compassionate, giving and caring lady that I have met in a very long time.
I took that image, and all the love in my heart, and I created a paper treasure that I am so proud to share with everyone who will see it.
I have taken photos of my creation to share here:





As I created this Gate Fold Easel Card a scripture kept playing over and over in my head.
"As I Have Loved You, Love One Another" John 13:34. Over and over those words came to my head and filled my heart. 
That, my friends, is the answer. We must love one another as our Lord has loved us. We must stand together and declare that terrorism of any kind, violence of any kind will NOT be tolerated or accepted. 
Peace like Charity begins at HOME. We must teach our loved ones to love without judgement and prejudice. We must teach them right from wrong as soon as they are able to understand "yes" and "no". 
I don't want to see anymore innocent blood shed or anymore tears shed for innocent loved ones. 
I won't take up any more of your time. Thank you for visiting my blog post. Thank you for blessing my life with your kind words and sweet spirits. 
As we get ready to celebrate Thanksgiving, may we remember those that are less fortunate than ourselves. Reach out and touch a family in need. 
We are such a blessed group of people...let's also be a blessing to others.
Thank you Sherri and the entire Bestie Team from all over the world, for taking the time to create paper treasures that touch others lives. 
I am so blessed to be in your company.
Until next time friends...
Be blessed...
Tootles