Friday, November 26, 2010

Sundays With Crissy--Challenge #11

Good Morning!! Just wanted to show you what I cooked up for the Sundays With Crissy Challenge going on right now for the month of November!! The theme this time is to use Red, Green, & Gold on your card or project.

15 years ago my husband & I stood on a beach in Montego Bay, Jamaica and said our wedding vows. So to honour that commitment I thought I would use this challenge to bless my husband!! Below, you will see the silly card I made for him :o) He calls me "Frog" as a pet name and so I thought this image was perfect for this occasion. I jazzed her up a little and made a matching coupon folder.

We will be celebrating our anniversary soon in sunny Montego Bay courtesy of my hubby's company. They send a group of top performers to a sunny destination every year and my man just happened to win a spot for his outstanding results!! God is so good to us--his company could have picked any destination but they just happened to pick Mo Bay on our 15th anniversary!!! Isn't that COOL!!!!! So my card and my coupons will be unveiled the first night to kick off what we consider our second honeymoon!!!

Anyway, enough are my cards...

The Front of the Coupon Folder:

The back of the coupon folder...

A Few of The Coupons...The Rest Are For His Eyes Only (Hee Hee!!)

The theme this month was perfect for this project because Jamaica is known for its red, green, gold, and black colours. The tickets are from a freebie digital image I downloaded from Sugar Creek Hollow. I edited them a bit and put my own sentiments in.

Now for those of you who want to join in on this month's challenge there's still time!! Go HERE for contest details!!

This month LSL Diversified is our sponsor and here's a look a the prize up for grabs...

Here's what Crissy has to say about this awesome company:

LSL Diversified is a wonderful Canadian paper crafting store that happens to be one of my personal favourite places to shop. I hope you click on the link and see what they have to offer, esp. if you live in Canada. I don't think you'll find lower prices on all our favourite crafting supplies anywhere else in Canada. They also have really low shipping rates and super fast service! And I don't get any compensation for tootin' their horn either. I am just happy to let you know about a great Canadian shop!

Crissy will also be giving the winner 3 of her digital images from either Squigglefly or Whimsy Stamps! You can purchase Crissy's digital stamps from Wags 'n Whiskers, Whimsy Stamps or Squigglefly.

Well that's it for me!! Thanks for stopping by today!!


Sarah ☺

Digital Stamp: Squigglefly--Mort the Frog
Printed On: Neenah Paper
Media: Copic Markers--G07, G20, YG23 & Permapaque Marker
Cardstock: Bazzil Papers
Glitter Paper: Best Creation Inc.--Bright Gold
DP: sei--Kris Kringle (Tannenbaum)
Chipboard Numbers: American Crafts--Thickers--Foil Letter Stickers--Cinnamon
Sentiment: Stampabilities--My Heart Hop
Die Cut Letters: Quickutz--Vixen Font
Die Cut Lip: Quickutz
Heart Brads: Michael's

Saturday, November 13, 2010

National Kindness Day!!

Good day everyone!! Today is National Kindness Day!! I just wanted to pass on this little button that Paulette from Create With TLC gave to me. I just happened upon her site this week and wanted to share her link with all of you!! She has a LOTTA freebies on her site and for those of you out there who like vintage images she's got tons of them!! She also has images and sentiments that you can purchase for very reasonable prices. Just click on her badge below to see for yourself!! She has put a lot of work into her site so don't be afraid to show her some love if you like what your see!!!!

Feel free to snag the Kindness button on this post for yourself and share it with as many people as your want. Spread some love and let this globe light up with kindess!!!! Check out Paulette's "kindness" freebies too!!!


Sarah :o)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Remembrance Day

Today is Remembrance Day here in Canada! A day we set aside each year to honour our war dead! It's also a day to show appreciation to our living veterans and those brave men and women in uniform who are currently serving. This year will be the first year that Canadians will observe Remembrance Day with no living WWI veterans.

My grandfather served in both WWI & WWII--lying his age as a young man to enlist and then serving again when the call to war came a second time. I have always had ties of some sort to the military, whether they be family members or friends, and so Remembrance Day has always had really deep meaning for me.

As I look around at what is going on in different parts of the world and see many areas still ravaged by war, I am thankful that those who came before me answered the call to fight and defend my freedom. I now enjoy a quiet and peaceful life and have freedoms here in Canada that many around the world do not enjoy. Here's just a few of those rights I will not take for granted...the right to practice my faith freely, the right to an education, the right to good health care, the right to own property, the right to clean water and healthy food, the right to free speech, the right to vote (without fear of violence)...these are just a few! Is is because I am special, priviledged or wealthy?'s because those who came before me stood up and were counted and sowed the seeds necessary for me to reap the life I now enjoy.

So, to those who have passed on, who have served Canada at its people, I vow to make sure my children will hear about your sacrifice and learn to respect it and to appreciate & strive for peace. To those of you out there who are retired from service--you have my deepest gratitude!! It is my prayer that the Canadian people will never cease to show you through their words and deeds how much we appreciate you!! To all of you out there who still take up the call to fight & defend, to bring peace and to mend, I salute you & the families that support you!! May God keep you safe!!

A big wave to May, Tara, & Scott!! May God protect you and keep you safe as you serve & defend!!