Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The Christmas Diary (spoilers)

Hi, everyone!
This post may contain more information about the book 
than you'd like to know if you are going to read it yourself.

I love to read. Seems like since the Spring of this year I haven't read as much as I normally do. Several books I started and didn't finish because they just weren't that good, and I didn't feel like wasting my time. But this time of year I do love reading Christmas stories. Stories about Angels. Stories about miracles. Stories that make you feel all is right with the world again.  Kindle Unlimited has a lot of Christmas books. I filled up my cart with those that sounded interesting, and just finished a really good book I want to tell you about.



This book had everything I love about a good book.
Normal people (not billionaires)
Real life struggles
Mystery
Unexplained forces/encounters/visitors/you know... the spiritual world
Fabulous converstaions
And best of all, what I liked the most, is that there were no cuss words, no sex, and no long descriptions that go on and on and on and on.

This book started and continued moving until the very end. I mean, how could I put it down unless I was finished? (or the dogs needed to go outside, or the clothes needed to be washed, or the family needed to be fed...) In other words, the only uninterrupted time I had to read, was when I went to bed at night. The first night I only stopped reading because my eyelids were getting too heavy. And last night there was no way I was sleepy. I had to finish this before going to sleep. It was that good.

Maybe I liked it so much because it's been too long since I found an interesting book that I read to the end. Maybe I liked it so much because I haven't been able to read as much lately, and I just missed the escape. Whatever the reason, this book was enjoyable and ranked right up there at the top of my favorite books of all time. 


Pause Dream Enjoy Ch #203 Reindeer

Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges 

#203 Reindeer


Simon Says Stamp, Merry & Bright stamp set
Stampin' Up cardstock: Lemon Lime Twist, Cherry Cobbler
Stampin' Up Designer Series Paper: Be Merry
Stampin' Up Dimensionals



Craftaholics R Us Ch# 49 Emboss

Craftaholics R Us

Ch# 49 Emboss

My Design Team Project


Simon Says Stamp, Merry & Bright stamp set
Spectrum Noir markers
Lil' inker Designs, Stitched Borders
Stampin' Up, Softly Falling embossing folder
Echo Park, The Story of Christmas 6x6 paper pad
Be sure to link up your creation at Craftaholics R Us .

Sunny Day Crafting Ch# 65 X is for Xmas


Ch# 65 X is for Xmas

My Design Team Project


Simon Says Stamp, Merry & Bright stamp set
Paper Play Sketches

Echo Park, The Story of Christmas 6x6 paper pad
Stampin' Up supplies:
Old Olive cardstock, Stitched Shapes

The Merry Christmas Ch# 47 Anything Christmas Goes


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Ch# 47 Anything Christmas Goes  

My Design Team Project





Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Holly & Ivy Christmas Ch# 21


Today starts the next challenge at The Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge!

Challenge # 21

Always Anything Christmas Goes

My Design Team Project



Anna Griffin Glorious Greetings Card Making Kit



Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you'll come link up and play along with us!

Monday, December 11, 2017

FREE SHIPPING until Midnight!

Hi, everyone!


Bitten by the Bug 2 Challenge (Christmas Gift, Box, or Embellished Treat)

Hi, Crafters!
It's time for a new challenge over at Bitten By the Bug 2!
Remember to always include a 
Cricut cartridge cut or Cricut digital library cut 
on your project plus the current theme. 

This Week's Challenge Theme

Christmas Gift, Box, or Embellished Treat


My Design Team Project


Cricut cartridge, Lori Whitlock All Occasion Box Cards
MFT Die-namics Stiched oval dies
Cardz TV Stamps, Snow Day
Doodlebug Design, Polar Pals 6x6 paper pad
Stampin' Up, Tranquil Tide ink
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Don't forget to link up your Cricut project over at Bitten By the Bug 2!



Always Fun Ch# 36 Santa


Hi, crafters! It's time for our weekly challenge over at Always Fun Challenges!
You can create any type of paper project as long as it follows the weekly theme.

Ch# 36 Santa

My Design Team Project



I thought this would be something fun for a little boy
to make his Christmas List on to mail to Santa at the North Pole.
Silhouette Santa on Bike cut file
MFT Die-namics stitched rectangle dies
Cardz TV Stamps, Home for Christmas
Hope to see your project linked up at Always Fun Challenges.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

November Project Gallery

Hi, everyone!
Here are some of the projects I posted to my blog in November.
You can see a gallery of all of my 2017 projects in the 
Page Tab at the top of the blog.



 





Wednesday, December 6, 2017

PDE Linky Party #202 Bundle Up

Pause Dream Enjoy Linky Party 

#202 Bundle Up



My Design Team Project





Cricut Digital Cartridge, Mickey & Friends Cozy Christmas



I used the print and cut feature for this cut file, but first I changed the red outline to a light blue. Then all I had to do was click on the FLATTEN button, and it went from a paper pieced die cut file to a print and cut file. I love that Cricut allows us to do that!



Craftaholics R Us Ch# 48 Christmas

Craftaholics R Us

Ch# 48 Christmas

My Design Team Project


I decided to create a shaped Christmas card using a Silhouette file.


I love that even the back is decorated!


Be sure to link up your creation at Craftaholics R Us .

Sunny Day Crafting Ch# 64 W is for Water


Ch# 64 W is for Water

My Design Team Project


I chose to use SNOW for my water. It's frozen, but it's so pretty.
I used white embossing powder for the snowflakes.
Simon Says Stamp, Merry & Bright stamp set
Spectrum Noir markers
See what the Design Team Created & Link up here

The Merry Christmas Challenge #46


The Merry Christmas Challenge blog

Ch# 46 Anything Goes + Christmas


Cricut Digital Cartridge, Mickey & Friends Cozy Christmas

I changed the red outline to a light blue. Then I clicked on the FLATTEN button to change the die cut paper piece file to a print and cut file. I love that Cricut lets us do that!



Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Cardz 4 Guyz Ch# 184 Snowman


Cardz 4 Guyz
Ch# 184 Snowman
My Design Team Project


I'm loving these shadow box cards!
Lori Whitlock Snowman Shadow Box Card
This folds flat to fit in a regular A2 size envelope.
Be sure to visit Cardz 4 Guyz and play along this week!

Christmas Carols

Hi, everyone! 

It's time for a new monthly challenge at Let's Craft and Create!

Challenge # 132
Christmas Carols


My Design Team Project



Cricut cut for the tag base
Ribbon from Michael's
Sequins
Pattern paper from scraps
Cardz TV Stamps, Very Merry


Thanks for visiting with me today!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Bitten by the Bug 2 Challenge (Christmas Trees)

Hi, Crafters!
It's time for a new challenge over at Bitten By the Bug 2.
Remember to always include a 
Cricut cartridge cut or Cricut digital library cut 
on your project plus the current theme. 

This Week's Challenge Theme

Christmas Trees


My Design Team Project


Cricut cartridge cuts:
Christmas Wishes - Sesame Street, Celebrations
Mouse - Winter Frolic
Tree - Create a Critter 2

MFT Die-namices stitched rectangle dies
Lawn Fawn stitched landscape dies

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Don't forget to link up your Cricut project over at Bitten By the Bug 2.

Always Fun Ch# 35 Snowman


Hi, crafters! It's time for our weekly challenge over at Always Fun Challenges!
You can create any type of paper project as long as it follows the weekly theme.

Ch# 35 Snowman

My Design Team Project



Snapdragon Snippets card cut file
Cardz TV Stamps, Winter Cheer: cheeks, inside sentiment and hat
Stampin' Up, Marina Mist ink
Hope to see your project linked up at Always Fun Challenges.

Miss Kate Cuttables Design Team Post

Hi, everyone!  Janis here from Pause Dream Enjoy
and it's my day to post over at the Miss Kate Cuttables blog! Woo-Hoo!
I'm so excited to share my Miss Kate Cuttables project with you!
But FIRST I want to make sure you go grab the FREEBIE of the day.

Miss Kate Cuttables File Used

My Project


Fun pattern papers
Ribbon
Stampin' Up, Tags 4 You stamp set and matching punch

Head on over to the Miss Kate Cuttables Facebook Group and share the projects you are making with her incredible files. We love to be inspired by your creations!