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September 2, 2010

Otter Friendship

Hi There:
Just wanted to take the time to share a card that I made for two challenges at Let's Capture Our Memories where they have a challenge to make a card having a Pet in your design.  Also, for a Hero Arts contest which now the deadline is over. Actually they now have a new one beginning with a Fall theme that just started today.

I have to honestly say that we don't have any pets but not because we don't want them. We have been debating the idea of having a dog for some time now and still can't decide. There maybe one for Christmas for someone in the near future! Lol! That is yet to be determined.  Shhh! No telling! Lol!

These two little guys are so cute and if Otters could be pets than these two would be mine. They are so adorable and I had so much fun paper piecing them together.  This is a digital image from 2 Peas and is a Hero Arts product.  You can find it here!  I so love the fact that with digital images you can print them on patterned paper and then use these pieces to create depth and dimension to your products. 

Side-view of highlighting.

View of Ribbon Stamping

All papers used were Chatterbox and cardstock was Cordinations.  Buttons were bye Creative Cafe' and ink was Stampin Up.  Ribbon is from the sale bin at Michaels's and didn't have a name.  Sorry!  Hope you like this idea and that you share a Pet Card at the challenge over at LCOM. 

Before I go I have something to share.  Even though I didn't find out until much later, my wonderful blog friend Dorcas gave me one of the most wonderful gifts.  A blog badge that expresses how she feels about my blog.  I was so happy to see this and want to thank her for her kindness and for our friendship.  I meet her a long time ago through a connection of  our personal family histories, well location rather than actually family.  I have been so blessed with her faithfulness to God and to her family, and especially have been awe struck on several occassions with her breath taking card making creations.  Thank you my sweet friend.  So here is the sweet gift and now it is my turn to pass it along to others and share in the love. 

So now it is my turn to share in the fun and love.  Here is what I need to do and others can follow in persuit!
1. Save image to your computer and use later when you share with others.
2. Post badge with pride on your blog.
3. List 3 things about yourself that you love.  Lol! I don't think this way often, so this is hard.

  •  I love to laugh!  Laugh so hard that it makes me cry and others too!  Someone once said that it is the best medicine and I am number one advocate of this!  Lol!  See what I mean, I am always using the ( Lol !) in my post a lot, because I always seem to chuckle at things.  I know, this might seem silly but it is better to take a frown and turn it upside down, than to frown so much that you abuse all those muscles that it takes to do so.  Much more effort than smiling! Lol! So smile!

  • I don't know if I would say I love this about myself, but I so do love to stand in the gap or stand up for the underdog. There are so many people who are treated unfairly and need someone to care enough to befriend them and show love to them and I so love to do this.  I am reminded of seniors and how so many folks don't have the time or patience to be with these people.  Not me! I can remember from a young age wanting to visit my great-great- aunt in the seniors home and I think that God instilled that love in me from the beginning. 

  • I love the fact that I am a good cook and love to be organize.  Well most of the time and most of all I love the fact that I love learning from yesterday to help me be a better me tomorrow.  I am not perfect and there are things from days gone by that can give me vision to be a better Mother, wife, daughter, and friend.  Remember mistakes or trials are not stumbling blocks, but stepping stones to building a better me for my God, my family and my community.
4. Post a picture that you really love. Oh this one is hard because I have so many!  I will try to limit it! Lol!

Lots of people think my hubby is too quiet to be funny, but after being with me for 14 years of marriage and more before that, he is just a big nut like me!  Lol! The kid is a little crazy too!  There are tons more favorites and ones even better then this, but this is just a glimpse that we are a family who loves to laugh and have fun!

5. Okay so now I have to send this to 5 of my blogging friends.  This is hard beccause I do know a lot of gals I could bless with some love, but these once I have chosen I have really come to love and respect as friends. So here they are in no particular order.  Dorcas would have been here but she beat me to it with this gift first! 

Here they are:
Jillian over in my Flickr Group and you can find her blog here!  She is such a sweetheart with a big heart and she has made my stay over at the group so wonderful.  She makes some of the most beautiful cards I have ever seen.  I think the thing that blows me away is all the techniques she uses to create her magic. 

Virginia is another gal who is a sweetie at heart. She always helps to keep me on my toes over in our Flickr group.  She is a follow Canadian and her kindness to me and prayers were such a blessing when I went through a difficult time this past Spring.  Here is her blog!

Deedee is another outstanding lady and I have been priviledged to have meet her while taking part in some challenges over at Sweet & Sassy!  Her faith in God and her relationship with Christ has blessed my heart to no end.  Her kind and compassionate spirit is always there to build you up and to encourage and to always give you that much needed advice.  Anyone who isn't afraid to listen to share the love of Christ through the paper crafting world is big in my book.  Thanks for all you do for me and all those you touch. See her blog here and Digi Store.

Sandy is the one lady who says it like it is and shares her views with you with a love of Christ.  Her cards are so wonderful to look at but the thing that makes me love her so much is her need to pray for you bye name and to care enough to write your name and needs in her prayer book. Wow.  I have been so blessed with so many great friends.  You can find her here

Another lady who is becoming a great friend to me, is my Scrappy Sister Ceal.  I have been inspired by her story first when I read it a while back. She is a cancer survior and is a servant of Christ.  She is one of the most driven people I know and I aspire to be more like her.  Her faith in Christ as lead her to do youth  and  outreach ministries in her community.  Her need to do help with ministries overseas is amazing and I know that God isn't finished with her yet.  Love you sweetie and so blessed to have met you in this big crafting world.  You can find her blog here

I have promised myself to surround myself with friends who build me up in my faith and in who God made me to be.  With this I have be blessed beyond measure. 

Just wanted to thank Dorcas who said, " Dana is one who has a huge heart and gushes sweet things til my head gets so big it explodes!"  Dorcas you are my sweet Newfie friend from far away and I am so happy God had me to notice your username and question it. Thanks for this bit of fun! Hugs.

Sorry so long folks but I had a lot ot share tonight. Check back in tomorrow, because there is more cards to share using Deedee's Digis digitals. Be sure to check out her Craft Blog post here.

Hugs & Blessings


Sandy said...

I want to tell you that you are a very dear and sweet Christian lady too! I know we don't stumble upon people in our lives on accident! God blessed Deedee with a wonderful DT and you add so much by your sweet words of encouragement to the DT. Thank you for being you!

Oh....I almost forgot! The card is so very cute and you did a fabulous job in coloring!

Dorcas said...

Awwwwwwwwwwww. :-)

Jingle said...

Your card is so stinking adorable! I love those little otters and you really used them well!

Jill said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you for your KIND words! You are such a special friend!!! Congrats again on your win today! :)

Anita said...

This is such a cute card. Thanks so much for playing with us at LCOM this week. Hugs, Anita

Anonymous said...

Awwww!!!! Dana, you've made me cry! You are such a sweetheart, and I am always so comforted by your friendship and your faith. I love that I can talk to you about anything under the sun, and that you "get" where I'm coming from, especially when it comes to matters of faith and the central role that the Lord plays in my life and business. God has blessed me immensely with your friendship!!! And may I just say -- wow, what an adorable card, Dana! That has got to be one of the cutest images I have ever seen, and you created such a warm and wonderful card with it.

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