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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Sing it LOUD!

Coffee of the Day - Pumpkin Spice 

it's only Wednesday, and it's already been a doozy of a week. icky appt. at the oncology surgeon's office the other day, and yesterday our lovely Jeep of almost 12 years was hauled away. yep, I cried when it pulled out of the driveway on that big huge truck. not gonna go into all of the other stuff just yet, but suffice it to say, I'm busy counting blessings so I don't dwell on the negative. God remains good and faithful, no matter what life brings our way.


so on to brighter things. it's time for smiles and laughs!!! after all, there is always joy to be found.
our new challenge over at ABC Christmas Challenges is L is for Laugh or Less is More. well you know me and I am NOT about to do a CAS card, so funny it is! we are sponsored by Saturated Canary.


I chose to use the adorable image, 'Noel', because I knew I was going to track down the sentiment from one of our VERY FAVE holiday movies, "Elf". actually, we have been known to watch this movie any time of year, but it is especially wonderful during the holidays. if you've never seen it before, I urge you to remedy that NOW! :)

papers are from the Basic Grey Jovial collection, poinsettia is Petaloo, printable was a freebie found online here, corduroy brads are SU!, and lace is vintage. some faux stitching was added as well as little highlight spots.  the caroler's gloves and pom pom are covered in pink shimmerz. music note dies are Cuttlebug.

now in the spirit of singing as well as counting blessings, I am going to post this video. I was listening to an older Chris Tomlin CD, 'Hello Love', when this song came on, 'God Almighty'. the bridge had me in tears.....these past few days I have felt the need to be face down at my Father's feet. I share this clip because it is Chris Tomlin himself, unplugged, singing and talking about the song. feel free to browse YouTube for the entire song.




sending big hugs to all of you! :)

Challenges:
Bearly Mine - anything goes
Oldie but a Goodie - stitching (corduroy brads are really old)
TTCRD - anything goes
Country View Crafts - die cuts
Artistic Inspirations - stitching
Christmas Card Challenge - lace
Joanna Sheen - spots and stripes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - die cut or punch
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra - anything goes

13 comments:

Penny said...

Love your combination of DP on this card! So cool! Love the fun sentiment, darling image, great design, and all the wonderful embellies! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Jennifer :-) the image is lovely and the details and thought behind it are perfect :-)

thanks for your lovley comment on the Simon Says Stamp Blog too :-) much appreciated xx

luv
Lols x x x

Abbie Kay said...

Beautiful card and design, lots to look at. Thank you for joining us at Artistic this week. Abbie (Owner) xx

Hazel said...

Delightful card - thanks for sharing for both of my CHNC challenges - hope to see you again soon. x

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is such a beautiful card Jennifer. I love the image, gorgeous papers and a fabulous sentiment.
Thank you for taking part in the Joanna Sheen Challenge
Sue xx

Rhonda Miller said...

I just love your card. Your coloring is great and that is one of my favorite lines from Elf.

Sorry about your jeep. Sending you big hugs.

Anita said...

Sorry about the bad stuff but thanks for the reminder to cound the blessings. I love this card. Your layout is perfect.

ThePurplePlace said...

Why is it always that when "it Rains it Pours"? Especially when you have already endured way too much on the negative side....

So sorry about your Jeep!! My card is now 13 years old, as is Hubby's and the last thing I want to think about is having to replace either of them and go back to having a car payment and high insurance and excise tax bills again. YUK!! Plus, I love my car (Olds Alero) and now they are no longer made!!!

Sorry you appt did not go very well...Mom has her core bx on Monday and we still have not results, but should hear today...I hate waiting, but I pray it's benign... !

Let's hope things are happier for everyone soon and some happy times are coming....

Bugs and love,
Lis

Taniaj Scott said...

Love the image and colours the stitching looks great too. Thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations in our Stitching real or Faux challenge Hugs Tania (DT)xx

Andreja L. said...

Fabulous design. So much lovely details; I like all :-))
Thank you for sharing with us at BearlyMineChellenge,
Hugs, Andreja

crafty-stamper said...

gorgeous card and love all the backing papers-thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
Carol DT x

inkypinkycraft said...

the image looks great on your die cut x
thanks for joining us at country view crafts challenge x Trace x

Helen said...

Gorgoeus card Jennifer - love the bright & cheerful colours!
Thanks for playing at Oldie but a Goodie!
Helen x

PS - hope you had a lovely birthday? :0)