And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God,
to them who are the called according to his purpose. . Romans 8:28


For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout,
with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God:
and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air:
and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 1 Thessalonians 4:16,17 / KJV
Jesus is our soon coming King
James 5:8 Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh."

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Candy Cane Christmas (and lots of jabber)

I am back! WOOHOO!!! 
Two posts in one day - man, I am on a roll!!!

I have a card to share with you today that I made for one of my sisters knitting friends. 
Long story short, my sister was in a secret sister sort of swap (not sure what they are called in the knitting community, lol! They have so many fun themed ones too!) ANYWAY - somehow my sis and her friend ended up having each others names without knowing... so when Becky got hers, she was even more excited to send her partner her package. I created this card and gift tag set for her Christmas / peppermint theme.

Knit and Purl Girl Rubber Stamp
(on sale for a limited time)

 I really had fun creating this card ... and the lady who got it {Penny} said she loved it too. 
I know that this card was one of the 'little' things in that amazing package (Becky knit her some really cute stuff!!! I don't know how they can do it!!!) but her compliments on it sure did make me smile.

Card challenges: 
Cards und More - Snowflakes, Creative Card Crew - 2W - Monochromatic Week, Craft Your Passion - Tis the Season..., Addicted to Stamps 2W, Must use stamp  (1st week) Christmas card, Dream Valley Challenges - 2W, 3E - (1st week) Sparkle,I Did It Creations - "Eat. Drink and Be Merry", Paper Sundaes - 3E, C10 - Winter Wonderland, Pile It On - Sugar and Spice, 2 Sisters - #67 Holiday, Drunken Stampers - 2W - 1stW #79 Monochromatic,  Jingle Belles - Christmas – Holiday Food, Drink or Candy, Stamptacular Sunday - Must use a stamp - Anything Christmas

OK, now on to the news I keep telling you about. 
It is not a BIG Deal but is fun / happy news for me 

I know I told you before (and it is in my sidebar) that one of my cards was featured in the UK magazine Papercraft Inspirations. Well, I subscribed to the mag to get that edition, but never did. I was one month too late and none of my local shops have carried it. Every time I got their mag in, as lovely as it is, it was somewhat a bittersweet moment to open it and not find the one my card was published in. :( 
I got one in for Dec so when this one came in just Monday, I thought maybe just maybe.. but no. It was a special Christmas edition one. I flipped through it, grabbed some Caution Contents are Hot images, markers and my scissors and headed out the door to take Han to dance (and I was going to use the 2 hours I had to get something productive done for once!) Well, I got alot done there... 6 girls colored, cut and ready to go, 15 tags stickled, dried, tied and sold! (hehe) After a little bit of chit chatting with some friends, I was showing my friend  Mandy some of the cards in the magazine. We were looking at the penguins on one page when I happened to glance over to the next page... one I had already seen several times... and overlooked somehow. I took a double take and then smiled and said excitedly "Hey! That's my card!" HAHAHA!!!
(yes, that is me today, just now.. I took it just for you :D hehehe)
 (my son wanted in on the action)

I had entered one of their challenges in Sept to use Vellum... and honestly forgot about it after time had gone by. I am so excited....

and then in flipping more I came across my friend Shirleys blog / card feature! (CONGRATULATIONS SHIRLEY!!!)  This magazine will be framed in my craft room for sure! LOL!!! (not really)

Thanks for letting me share my excitement with you. I don't like to toot my own horn, but really was so happy to see my card there :D

LOTS of hugs and thanks for stopping by today!


  1. Oh Heather! How exciting and what a fabulous card. I'm so glad you shared this with us. We need all the positivity we can get in this world. Looks like your son is really proud of his mama! Congrats Girlie!!

  2. How exciting...Congratulations...

    Love your pictures...

  3. OH wow How exciting is that.... Way to go.... such a fabulous honor for you.... wow soooooo amazing and your card is wonderful....
    Way to GO!!!!!!
    Whoooo Hoooooo

  4. congrats to you!!!! and how fun that your son wants to share with you. :)

  5. That is so cool Heather! You go girl!!!!!! Congrats!!!

  6. Congrats on making it in this awesome magazine! Your card(s) definately deserve to be published! You always put such great compassion into everything you do, and it shows in the results! I really love the top card, too! The ccoloring is awesome (especially that fun yarn!), and that Knit and Purl girl would be perfect for any knitter! What a hoot! Give yourself a big hug and a pat on the back from me!

  7. Oh Wow Heather both of us in the same magazine, Ive been waiting since September for my card to be published, but like you I was thrilled. thanks sweetheart for showing everyone in the US, hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

  8. And Ive just been and dug out my copy and found your card on page 21, well done love it looks stunning, didnt realise if was yours until you told me, but I can now see its definitely one of your images. Well done Heather, hugs Shirleyxx

  9. Oh that is so great! I am so happy for you Heather! You are the best!



  10. That is super exciting news Heather!!! The candy cane card is so BEAUTIFUL!!

  11. LOVE the cute card.. and how FUNNY about your sister and her friend!! CONGRATS on the publishing!!!
    Thank you for joining us at PIO! Have a GREAT day and Happy Holidays!

  12. woohoo!! sooooo exciting!! congrats to you! love that card!

    also, i really love the knitting card- so pretty and festive! the colors and the embossed background really "wow it". :)

  13. as a cardmaker who knits, i have to say i am DOUBLY impressed by this FAB♥U♥LOUS holiday card!!! very very cool!!!

    congrats to you on your well deserved publication!!! :)

  14. very cute, thank you for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday, hugs, martina

  15. I am so very happy and excited for you, Heather!! What a wonderful honor to be featured and published TWICE! YAHOO! Your recognition is SO WELL DESERVED!
    I love seeing the two great pictures of you and your son holding the magazine! You look beautiful and your son is SO PROUD!
    Your, "Knit and Pearl Girl" card is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the peppermint coloring and that pretty snowflake! What a sweet story about your sister and her friend!
    Loved reading this great post!
    Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

  16. great card what a fab image thanks so much for joining us at dream valley this week
    hugs sara x

  17. Wow, this is super creative and one of a kind! Love it. Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular.

  18. Congrats! Toot away!

    Your card is gorgeous! I really love the image.

  19. Great card! Thanks for joining us at stamptacular sunday and I wish you luck on the challenge. Hope we see you soon again at stamptacular.


  20. Gorgeous fun card, lovely image, congrats on your magazine entry, thanks for sharing with us at ATSC, hugs Liz xx

  21. Love that snowflake embossing. Cute image too. Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.

  22. Fabulous card!
    Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
    Helen x

  23. Congrats on getting published! I am so happy for you!! Blessings and Hugs!!

  24. What a fabulous christmas card, thanks for sharing it with us at Addicted to Stamps challenge this week. hugs Teresa xx

  25. Awesome card and great job on getting published! Thanks for joining the Creative Card Crew Challenge.

  26. How exciting for you ... congratulations! And I love your card, that's such a perfect image for a knitter! Thanks for playing along with our sparkle challenge at Dream Valley.

  27. wonderful creation, thanks for enjoying us at Cards und More, hugs, Patty


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Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him and he shall direct thy paths. Proverbs3: 5,6

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