Monday, December 5, 2016

Winner FFC #166 announced~

Hi there friends...
We have the Top 3's and winners from Fun~day Friday
challenge #166! Are you one of them lucky ones???

Our TOP 3 winners from  FFC #166
 "Cut it up":


  •                     #02 -- Lou Sims
  •                    #27-- Bonnie Garby
  •                    #30-- Gerda

 And now our winner of the 3 digital images of their choice from the Limited Runs Store!:
Limited Runs Digis
 #10 Margreet

 And now our winner of 4 digital stamps from the LBBS online Shop:
Little Blue Button Stamps

#24 Georgiana

All Winners & Top 3's Please email me at:
Joann6274 at gmail dot com!
You will have 2 weeks to claim your prizes!

  
Well my friends that is all I have for today. I hope you have a great day! Thanks for stopping by and until next time.... Enjoy life's blessings~

Winners FFC #164 & FFC #165 Announced~


Hi there friends...
We have the Top 3's and winners from Fun~day Friday
challenge #164! Are you one of them lucky ones???

Our TOP 3 winners from  FFC #164
 "321 Challenge":


  •                   #07 -- Melissa Sunshine HB
  •                  #09-- Gloria Shirr
  •                  #12-- Karthikha


 And now our winner of the 7 digital images from Bugaboo's online store:

Bugaboo Stamps
 #07 Melissa Sunshine HB

 And now our winner of 4 digital stamps from the LBBS online Shop:
Little Blue Button Stamps
 #04 Art with Yogi

And now...
We have the Top 3's and winners from Fun~day Friday
challenge #165! Are you one of them lucky ones???

Our TOP 3 winners from  FFC #165
 "Color Challenge":

  •                   #02-- Sherrie Scraps w/Passion
  •                  #08-- Mistyblue's Creations
  •                  #09-- Lovely Linda
 And now our  winner will win 3 digital stamps of their choice from the Robyn's Fetish Online Store!
Robyn's Fetish

#02 Sherrie Scraps w/Passion

 
All Winners & Top 3's Please email me at:
Joann6274 at gmail dot com!
You will have 2 weeks to claim your prizes!

  
Well my friends that is all I have for today. I hope you have a great day! Thanks for stopping by and until next time.... Enjoy life's blessings~
  


Friday, December 2, 2016

FFC #167 "321 Challenge" With a Twist, Christmas themed


Hello sweet friends!
Welcome to another Fun~day Friday Challenge!!

 This week's Challenge:
"321 Challenge" 
Use 3 colors, 2 embellishments and 1 technique with a twist! Must be Christmas themed!
Create a card, layout or project with
this week's theme!

Our Sponsor this week is:
Robyn's Fetish
  The winner will win 3 digital stamps of their choice from the Robyn's Fetish Online Store!

 So make sure to play along this week~

    Starts: Friday, Dec. 02nd 12:00AM

Ends:  Friday, Dec. 09th    6:00PM
(Eastern time)

Now let's see what the FFC Design Team has created for this Challenge:
TEAM B
Joyce 
What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your card/project post that includes your challenge,
using the linky tool below.

2. Be sure to include a link back to our challenge

3. THREE entries per person and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. All entries must be NEW and created for the current challenge.

5. You may combine with other challenges as long as you link back to us in your post.

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
Will not be eligible for top 3 or random wins (optional from sponsors prizes)
Any random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.
You have until Dec. 09th by 6:00PM (eastern) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of Dec. 12th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!
Until next time, enjoy life's blessings~
Thanks for stopping by!



Friday, November 25, 2016

FFC #166 "Cut it up"


Hello sweet friends!
Welcome to another Fun~day Friday Challenge!!

 This week's Challenge:

"Cut it up"
Use your punches, dies 
and machines
Create a card, layout or 
project of your choice

Our Sponsors this week are:
Limited Runs Digis
  The winner will win 3 digital images of their choice from the Limited Runs Store!


AND
Little Blue Button Stamps
The winner will win 4 digital images of their choice from the LBBS online shop!

 So make sure to play along this week~

    Starts: Friday, Nov. 25th  12:00AM

   Ends:  Friday, Dec. 02nd    6:00PM
(Eastern time)

Now let's see what the FFC Design Team has created for this Challenge:

TEAM A



What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your card/project post that includes your challenge,
using the linky tool below.

2. Be sure to include a link back to our challenge

3. THREE entries per person and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. All entries must be NEW and created for the current challenge.

5. You may combine with other challenges as long as you link back to us in your post.

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
Will not be eligible for top 3 or random wins (optional from sponsors prizes)
Any random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.
You have until Dec. 02nd by 6:00PM (eastern) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of Dec. 05th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!
Until next time, enjoy life's blessings~
Thanks for stopping by!



Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving~~



 

Hello my sweet blogging friends! 
Can you believe that Thanksgiving day is here? And before you know it, Christmas Day will be here. And then an entire new year will be here. So my friends......


Me? 
I am thankful most and foremost for my faith. While today is a day for us to reflect and give thanks (and I do), I am a person that gives thanks every day to my Lord. I have a BEAUTIFUL relationship with the Lord and I am always saying thank you to Him on a daily basis for the blessings He has given to me. I thank Him for allowing me to wake up every morning. I thank Him for allowing me to be able to go to the bathroom naturally and I thank Him for the beautiful blessings that He has given to me and provided for me; my children, my family, our jobs and income, our home, our vehicles, etc. I do not need to wait until today to say Thank you and to ponder on what things I am grateful for. I know these things all year long, every day of my life. 

As most of you know, I have a long list of health problems that I face every day. I take 14 medications per day, some of those medications I take 2-3 times per day. I am constantly in chronic pain ALL the time, sometimes a bit more bearable than others. I run on anywhere from 4-6 hours of sleep a day, sometimes going 36-48 hours of being awake before I am able to sleep. I cannot do half of the things that I used to be able to do, as simple as cleaning my house, cooking and bathing on my own. I now need help bathing. I miss doing things with my daughter, as simple as going to the park and swinging on the swings with her to see which one of us can go the highest and I miss being able to sit in my craft room for hours and craft away to make beautiful projects. Now my daughter has to lay in bed with me and cuddle up and watch a movie to "do" something with me and I can only sit in my craft room to craft for 20 minutes, maybe 30 if I am lucky, before I have to get up and go rest. The point I am trying to make, is that although I have a very rough life that can be extremely painful, depressing, boring and inconvenient most of the time, I am ALIVE! And for that I am grateful! I would rather go through all the pain and live life the way I do right now, than to not live at all. My life has taken me awhile to accept because of the life I used to lead, but I am so blessed still. I get to wake up every day and see my beautiful daughter's smile. I get to cuddle up with her and watch a great movie. I get to see/hear my family and friends and I still get to craft. I may not be able to cook much at all anymore but I still get to eat the good food that my family makes. I am still Alive! So to answer that photo above that asks what am I thankful for? I am thankful for my life and because of everything that I go through, I am thankful for the smallest of things that most people overlook or take for granted. 


Does your table look like this today? 
 On Thanksgiving day, my table does. I am surrounded by loved ones and this year, I have a new guest who will be sitting around the table with my family. A 19 year old young man who lost his father many years ago and who has a mom who would rather know her alcohol than know her son. He is a very hard worker and works with a relative of mine, and he lives with his elderly grandmother for now. He has bounced around from home to home of friends until moving in with her. She is spending her holiday with the elderly in the senior center so instead of him sitting at home alone, he will be sitting with my family and I and we are so happy to have him! And just like the photo above, we do bow our heads to say grace and give thanks. We even go around the table during our meal and each person takes a turn and vocally expresses what they are thankful for. But while most of us have a gathering around the table that looks like the photo above, there are some of us who have empty chairs at their table. Empty because their loved one is away in the Military, unable to be home with family and eating a hot, home cooked meal because they are graciously sacrificing their life every day for us. So while you say grace( or if you have already and just forgot,  please say a prayer), please ask the Lord to bless over all of our military men and woman and ask Him to keep them safe and to return them home to their loved ones so that they never have to miss a holiday meal again with their loved ones. And please pray for the family to give them strength and peace in their hearts, while their loved ones are away.  And while we all have loved ones and friends gathered around, some people don't have a table to gather around at all because they are homeless and at this time of the year, they are just trying to brace the cold weather and keep safe from the crime and cruelty of the streets. So please say a prayer for all of those men and women too, who face these situations every day. Pray for them to find shelter and a hot meal. 

And I just want to say that I am also thankful for all of you. It is such a wonderful feeling to be able to interact with each of you on a daily/weekly basis. Friends are a beautiful blessing and I have so many blessings! So from my family to yours, I wish you a very healthy, blessed and Happy Thanksgiving holiday!



Until next time, 
Enjoy life's blessings~




Friday, November 18, 2016

FFC #165 "Color Challenge"


Hello sweet friends!
Welcome to another Fun~day Friday Challenge!!

 This week's Challenge:
"Color Challenge" 
Use the colors, brown, green & Yellow!
Create a card, layout or project with
this week's colors!

Our Sponsor this week is:
Robyn's Fetish
  The winner will win 3 digital stamps of their choice from the Robyn's Fetish Online Store!

 So make sure to play along this week~

    Starts:Friday, Nov. 18th 12:00AM

Ends: Friday,   Nov. 25th    6:00PM
(Eastern time)

Now let's see what the FFC Design Team has created for this Challenge:
TEAM B



What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your card/project post that includes your challenge,
using the linky tool below.

2. Be sure to include a link back to our challenge

3. THREE entries per person and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. All entries must be NEW and created for the current challenge.

5. You may combine with other challenges as long as you link back to us in your post.

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
Will not be eligible for top 3 or random wins (optional from sponsors prizes)
Any random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.
You have until Nov. 25th by 6:00PM (eastern) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of Nov. 28th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!
Until next time, enjoy life's blessings~
Thanks for stopping by!