Monday, March 18, 2013

Sandy Hook Christmas Poem


Incredibly moving poem written by Cameo Smith in response to the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. This was read on Dr. Phil on 12-19-12. My thoughts & prayers go to all the families, friends, first responders and Elementary school staff victims of the shooting and anyone else affected by this shooting.

Twas' 11 days before Christmas, around 9:38
when 20 beautiful children stormed through heaven's gate.
their smiles were contagious, their laughter filled the air.
they could hardly believe all the beauty they saw there.
they were filled with such joy, they didn't know what to say.
they remembered nothing of what had happened earlier that day.
"where are we?" asked a little girl, as quiet as a mouse.
"this is heaven." declared a small boy. "we're spending Christmas at God's house."
when what to their wondering eyes did appear,
but Jesus, their savior, the children gathered near.
He looked at them and smiled, and they smiled just the same.
then He opened His arms and He called them by name.
and in that moment was joy, that only heaven can bring
those children all flew into the arms of their King
and as they lingered in the warmth of His embrace,
one small girl turned and looked at Jesus' face.
and as if He could read all the questions she had
He gently whispered to her, "I'll take care of mom and dad."
then He looked down on earth, the world far below
He saw all of the hurt, the sorrow, and woe
then He closed His eyes and He outstretched His hand,
"Let My power and presence re-enter this land!"
"may this country be delivered from the hands of fools"
"I'm taking back my nation. I'm taking back my schools!"
then He and the children stood up without a sound.
"come now my children, let me show you around."
excitement filled the space, some skipped and some ran.
all displaying enthusiasm that only a small child can.
and i heard Him proclaim as He walked out of sight,
"in the midst of this darkness, I AM STILL THE LIGHT."

Written by Cameo Smith, Mt. Wolf, PA


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Easter card 2013

I used Stampin Up retired Stamp Set Bunny Buddies for the Bunny, butterflies and eggs.  I used the words "Happy Easter" from Stampin Up "Heaven Blessed" stamp set.  I used Stampin Up punches: large oval and scalloped oval.  I used Stampin Up water color pencil, water color crayons and a blending pen.  This is the Stair Step card technique.  Paper is We R Memory Keepers called Simply Spring line. All edges were inked using Stampin Up inks.   Directions for Side Step Card found here:

Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Superhero in Disguise L.O.

My 3 year old grandson Owen went shopping with his mother.  He kept this hat on his head the entire time. He removed his hat at home to reveal he had been traveling with LEGO's UNDERNEATH HIS HAT during the entire shopping trip!!!  My grandson is such a character! I used my Cricut to cut out the title and hat.  I embossed the hat with Stampin Up folder.  I cut the bat using the Cricut.  I used Stampin Up punches for the banner flags, the tag and the circle punch.  I used Memory Box die for the lamp. I used the fiskers roller to give ripple dimension to the flags along side the picture.  I used my Silhouette Cameo to design & cut out the legos that are in the hat.  Hope you enjoy!

Monday, March 11, 2013

St. Patrick's Day cards

I made these cards for St. Patrick's Day for my siblings, my husband's siblings and my adult children.  I used Stampin Up products.  I inked the green paper with a pattern using swirls stamp.  I punched the shamrock leaves out with Stampin Up  HEART TO HEART punch. I used a Martha Stewart hydranga punch for the purple flower.  I used purple ink on the petal.  I used a small green heart for the base of the unopened hydranga. I used Stampin Up sentiments "Happy St. Patrick's Day".  I used the Stampin Up Scallop Trim Border punch for the bottom of the base of the card.  I inked around the edges using Stampin Up inks.  I embossed a green piece of paper using the polka dot Cuttlebug embossing folder.   Hope you enjoy! (forgot to mention I found the card idea on Pinterest which lead me to this blog:

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Nurse card

I made this card from Stampin Up punches.  I found directions for this card here:
Please check out her wonderful PUNCH ART cards!  She is a very talented Punch Card designer!  My daughter is having a "Pinning" ceremony for nursing on 3-10-13 at 2 p.m.!  I'm so excited and proud of her!  ****Ceremony canceled due to snow! :(

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Granddaughter's Birthday Card

I stamped this card from Stampin Up DREAMS & DRAGONS 1996 retired stamp set.  This was for my granddaughter's 9th birthday.  I used an polka dot embossing folder for the base of the card. I used pop dots to pop up the clouds, princess and dragon.  I hope you enjoy looking!