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Friday, November 30, 2012

What is in a hug?

While just thinking today .... I wondered what would be the perfect gift.  It doesn't require wrapping paper or a big bow.  It is something everyone has in their power to "exchange" with another, no matter how old you are.  It doesn't cost money ... it doesn't even really take up a lot of time.  And yet, the person you give it to; it can mean the world.

Here my preview for today:
You can download it at:
So, don't forget to add
this very, very special gift
to everyone this
I have a request as a Christmas gift that you all can give to me.  I will celebrate ONE YEAR of my blogsite on January 1, 2013.  So, here is my wish.  If you have not become a member of my site, would you please consider it.  My wish is to reach 100 members by my anniversary date.
All my love, Sue

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Yes .... it's snowing

Now, I must inform you right away .... IT IS NOT SNOWING IN MY HOMETOWN JUST YET.  Just the same, I am getting a number of comments that have told me the snow has begun to fall!!!!!  Now, for me ...... THEY'RE THE LUCKY ONES.

I have been waiting very PATIENTLY for our FIRST SNOWFALL.  We have the icy winds, we have the frigid cold air and we have the gray clouds. 


Yes, I am preoccupied with the stuff.  It's white and fluffy.  Soft to look at, but cold to the touch.  It sparkles.  And, it's downright gorgious.

So, here's another freebie on this very topic.
You can download this little handsome devil at:

Newcomers .... hi!!!  Did you bring me any snow??? 
Oldies, but goodies!!!  Did you bring me any snow??? 
Hey, friends .... do I need to put on my best charming face.
Please, please, please, please .. can I have some snow!!!!
Hugs, Sue


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

First Snowfall

One of my favorite places to sit when the first snow falls is by a window.  I just get lost in the "enchanted world" that transforms the outdoor world.  Now the wind may be blowing or it may come down in silence.  Yet, no matter what .... I just become lost in it's beauty.

How about you?

Here is my freebie for today
You can download it at:
Also want to let everyone know the download site
at Rapid Share is going to look different
(as always ... they think they need to change things when we get use to it!!!!) 
I also want to extend a special thanks to
Trina Clark for her
cute, cute Ragdoll.
I have been collecting her kits for years.
May the first snowfall will your world with the magic of the season.
Hugs, Sue

Monday, November 26, 2012

The Non-Believer

I want to quickly just get the freebie posted and then I will come back and finish my comments today.  I am running late!!

You can download this at:

I spent way toooooo much time designing this one!!!
I will be back later, to finish it.
Now, to continue .....
This is my
Monday Dedication Day
and it is time for me to
Name This Week's 
Comment of the Week
My Honor Goes To
Lisa Lynn

My wordart was created just for you, Lisa!!!!

Here is her comment:
                 Wow- love how you put the real image with the created image. This is
                                                                                                       Signed:  Lisa

Why these few words meant so much to me:
                She words spoke to me directly because she was telling me how much
                she loved my pencil drawing that I had incorporated into my word art
                that day.  This drawing is very dear to my heart.  And, that day I wanted
                my drawing to be what stood out the most,  Yet, I wanted my words to
               speak volumes.

                Lisa, thank you so much for honoring it with "this is incredible".
                                                                                                       Signed:  Sue

This comment was made to my freebie dated; 11-17-12 called "In The Warmth Of His
Baby Hand".

p.s.  Don't forget to go grab your award button, Lisa

Hugs, Sue

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Hot Chocolate

You can download her at:

Now, who doesn't like hot cocoa during the holidays.

It's a cup with breakfast ....
It's a cup decorating the christmas tree ....
It's a cup putting on the lights ....
It's a cup while hanging outside lights, just to stay warm ....
It's a cup when you're finally finished ....
It's a cup when you say to yourself .... WELL DONE
And, it's a cup when you snuggle

Hugs, Sue

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Is it cold outside?

Is the snow nipping at your nose?  Are you walking "hand in hand"?  Are you feeling the magic of the snowflakes falling around you?  Are you just smiling?  Are you lost in a world of just your love for each other?  Is there a snow angel in the near future"  Isn't it wonderful to be there together?

And, it's time for snow .....

I just love the feeling of being in love
in the winter time ........
You can download this at:
So, to all of you lovers out there during this holiday season .... may the love you feel for each other last a lifetime.  And to the rest of us that have already found that .... aren't we lucky!!!!!
Hugs, Sue

Friday, November 23, 2012

Angel In My Arms

One of the things that happened to my last Monday, was I had a very hard time deciding between two of my comments for "Monday's Dedication Day".   No matter what I did .... I didn't want to choose.  So, there was only one conclusion to make.  And that was, at least for this week there needed to be ......

the honor goes to
Chris @ My Inspirational Journey
this is your day and wordart
made especially for you.
You can download it at:
Here is her comment and my reasons for picking her:
                           "Sue, I think this one is for you.  I think you are one of the
                        angels that walks among us (yes, I believe angels walk among us).
                    You have such a gift and to share it with us ....  oh yes, IT'S OFFICIAL
                                                                You're an angel."
And, the reasons why I picked her this week, too.
1.  She responded to a question that I ask .... "Do you believe angels walk among us"?
      by surprising me completely.  Actually, she made me speechless.
2.  And she said ... "IT'S OFFICIAL" by telling me I am an angel.  Wow, just typing this
      makes a tear come to my eye. 
3.  Lastly ... through her taking the time to write those words, she touched my soul.
Thank you so much, Chris.  And God bless you always.
Hugs, Sue

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

I want to wish everyone the happiest of holidays.  May your day be filled with love, friendship and family.  May you eat until you're so stuffed, you'll need a nap before the football game begins ....

One more for this special day.
You can download this at:
Hugs to all, Sue

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Bundle Up

It won't be long until the snow starts falling down.  It may be before Christmas or it just might wait until January.  As for me, I love a "White Christmas".  How about you?

Here is today's preview:
You can download at:
So, let the snow start falling!!!!
Hugs, Sue

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Please come inside

I have been to my local stores looking for Christmas evergreen wreaths and balls.  I decorate outside with them.  I am not a user of Christmas lights, as I want my home to look like it would have looked 100 years ago on the outside.  Each one of my windows has a flickering candle to welcome the night.

So, my freebie today is on that theme.  And, here is the preview:

You can download at:
And, as always if you are new to my site .... welcome, welcome, welcome.  I do want you to come and sit a spell and take a look around.  I offer daily wordart freebie's that can be used on scrapbook layouts, as well as, cards. 
I love designing a freebie around a certain theme, if you'd like one.  All you have to do is ask.
I also recognize my favorite comment each Monday on "Dedication Day", so don't forget to leave me some love.  Afterall, you just might be who I feature.  Take a look at my awards I offer and you can see what you can "get with my love" attached.
I have also included some of my own scrapbooking I have done, so you can meet my family.
Hugs, Sue

Monday, November 19, 2012

Monday Dedication Time

It's Dedication Monday
Just a time of celebration
for me to recognize the
comment of the week
and the winner this week is:
Trine Sechen @ Nothing But Freebies
Here is the preview of
my wordart
created just for her:
You can download it at:
Here is her comment:
                              " Oh, Sue, sweet Sue... There you were bragging about Miss Abby's
                                 talent in sewing. And then you  keep this from us for so long. I mean
                                 the sewing talent was great, but this.... this is PROFESSIONAL!
                                 My Gosh, you are good Abby. Please don't ever stop drawing and
                                painting. I wish I was just half as good as you. Tell Nanna to give
                                you a BIG kiss on your forehead from me.  And I promise to give you
                                a big "shout out" on my blog again, if it's OK with you?  Lots of love
                                to both of you, Trine."
Now the reason I picked this one today:
1.  When I featured some of my granddaughter, Abby's sketchings ... I received this from her.
     In the beginning, Trine makes me have one of those from the "BELLY LAUGHS".  You
     see when she first starts her praise, there is a "MISTAKE IN IDENITY" because in
     relationship to sewing talent ... she was referring to my other granddaughter, Allison.
2.  She used the word "Professional" to refer to Abby's talent.  There is no other complement
     more endeared than that of one artist to another artist.  She went on to encourage .... and that
     brought on MY TEARS.
3.  Then she said, "Get Nanna to give you a BIG Kiss .... Abby lives thousands of miles away
      from me.  Yet, in that moment ... SHE WAS RIGHT THERE WITH ME.   Thank you so much
      for that, Trine.
4.  She is going to HIGHLIGHT my granddaughter, ABBY on her blog.
So, it is with upmost pleasure, that I dedicate this Monday to you, Trine.  I feel so lucky to call
you friend.  And, don't forget to go to my "Awards Given to grab your award".
Hugs and love, Sue
In Thanks I want to post the comment I received back from Trine for everyone to read: 
Monday, November 19, 2012


In our line of work/hobby we are often using the words talent and talented, but do we actually know what they mean? My interpretation is in the lines of "having the ability to do something better than average". But lately I have had to re-think it. Yes, I do think there are a lot of talented people out there in digi-scrap world, but sometimes you meet people who are über-talented at what they do and impress you beyond believe; and then you realise that you'll have to make several levels of "Talented". I haven't yet defined these levels, but I have seen the works of someone who definitely belongs in the top level.

If you were with me back in March this year, you may remember Allison, the granddaughter of Sue from Grands9creations (if not - see the post here). Last week Sue posted work by her other granddaughter, Abby, and I was blown away! The girl is "only" a pre-teen, but is drawing like a Pro. I "stole" one of her drawings from Sue's site (sorry, Sue & Abby), but please go to Sue's site and see the rest. And then decide for yourself how to define talent.

Can you imagine what she will turn into?

Before you go, I have to say, that this post is NOT caused by the fact that Sue made a dedication to me today - for which I am eternally grateful - and NOT just because I promised to do so in my comment to her. It is simply because I think talent must be shared and promoted, and because I wanted you to have the WOW-experience too.

And while we are at this talented family - check out Sue's WordArt "In the Warmth of his Baby Hand", where she shows off her own drawing skills. And since the drawing shows the talented hand that made the drawing above, it sort of closes the circle. It really runs in the family!

I wish Abby (and Allison) the best of luck with their talents and creative life, and I thank Sue for today's dedication/award and for being my long-distance-friend in tears as well as laughter (fortunately, mostly laughter).

And no, you will not get any freebies in this post - sorry! But I hope to bring you one later today or tomorrow.

Nurture talent where ever you are!


Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Trine


ps - If you'd like to see the post I am referring to ... It is titled "It's in the eyes" dated 11-14-12

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Best Present

This one has been done time and time again, but this is my version.

Here is my preview:
You can download it at:
Please forgive me, I know that this one is short but sweet.  But, today is the day I spend with the Lord.  And getting to church on time ..... I'm already late. 
Hugs, Sue

Saturday, November 17, 2012

In the warmth of his baby hand

In my mind, I wonder what I would want to do if I was able to be a shephard witnessing the birth of our Lord.  And, all I know is I'd want to touch his hand.

But, I wanted it to be more than that .... I wanted a personal attachment to this wordart.  One of the other things I love to do is to draw.  Whether it is with charcoal or pencils ....

When my first grandchild, Abby was born ... I did this pencil drawing of her hand held by her mother.  So, today I am sharing that with you as well.

So, I took it .... placed wordart in the background and added one element.

Just another glimpse of how I like to create.......

Preview of my wordart
You can download it at:
May the blessing of this
Joyous Day
keep your faith strong.
Hugs, Sue

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Honor Christ Repost

I have just been told that yesterday's download went to wrong freebie.  I have changed download freebie of 11-15-12 and reposted it today, too.  Sorry for the mistake.

Today's wordart continues around the theme of angels. Did you know that I believe angels walk among us each day? What do you believe?

Here is my preview:
You can download this at:

I do want to thank Phee McFaddin for her lovely black and white angel that is the reason for this creation. I am so moved by her. I unfortunately can't find where to tell you about how to find her blog. I looked and looked without any success. Just the same, it is important that I extend her a heart felt thanks for this breathtaking religious angel.

For Jesus Is The Reason For The Season

Hugs, Sue

Honor Christ

Today's wordart continues around the theme of angels.  Did you know that I believe angels walk among us each day?  What do you believe?

Here is my preview:

You can download this at:
I do want to thank Phee McFaddin for her lovely black and white angel that is the reason for this creation.  I am so moved by her.   I unfortunately can't find where to tell you about how to find her blog.  I looked and looked without any success.  Just the same, it is important that I extend her a heart felt thanks for this breathtaking religious angel.
For Jesus Is The Reason For The Season
Hugs, Sue

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

It's in the eyes ....

Today I have a special, special freebie for you.  For the past few days, I have been talking about my granddaughter, Abby.  And, I want to introduce you to this talented teenager.

To say, that she loves to draw would be an understatement .... it is a part of her soul and who she is.  She has had some kind of instument for drawing in her hands since she was a wee tot of three and she has never stopped.  She does not complete a day without her "daily companion", her sketchbook.

She has been so recognized for her drawing that she is in an advanced art class in eighth grade, that is giving her high school credit.

I am going to show you some of her more "serious" drawings first.

Just is just a few of my favorites.
The colored ones-she was 12 yrs old
The pencil one-she was 13 yrs old
And now my featured one as my freebie today:
The teenage girl is her creation ....
You can download her at:
My Miss Abby
Thank you from the bottom of my heart
for giving me permission
to use your artwork here on my blog.
And, to all my friends .... please do send me lots of comments for me to share with her.  Because I know you all know how very, very proud of this unbelievably talented artist, I am.
Hugs, Sue

Yep ... Angel

Here is quick one for today.  I have a very busy day planned .... so it's hurry, hurry, hurry for me!!!!!

You can download this at:
I am offering this one numerous ways .... just because
You will get it just like above, then with the angel and stars
and then just as the words.
I don't know if I will succeed, but I will try to offer
the wordart, as just words too.
I have got to run !!!!!!
Have a great day.
Hugs, Sue

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Another Recognition

Wanted to send something special today to Lisa @ Decosse's Dynamite Doodles, but for the life of me .... I am having so much trouble figuring out how to do certain things.

Just the same .... this is for you, Lisa.


Lisa, I hope you can figure out how to get in on your blog.

Hugs, Sue

p.s.  If anyone out there knows how to tell me the right way to pass this on to all my favorite blogs, I'd love to start doing it. 

Lisa .... gets the honor of
being the first!!!!

Tech Smart

ABBY (aka AbbyApple)

I don't know about the rest of you, but are you thinking about your own personal Christmas List? 

And, I have found the perfect gift to ask for ...


Special thanks to
Angela Wenke of Resale Clipart
You can find her site at:  www.resaleclipart.com

You can download this at:

And ....
this is dedicated to my Miss Abby Apple
the most lovable 13-year I know

The reason for this very important Christmas present is due to my thirteen year old granddaughter, Abby.  She is just the "Abby Apple" of my life .... BUT .... I am having trouble communicating with her these days.
You see .... SHE ONLY WANTS TO TEXT ME !!!!!
I am so saddened by the fact "talking" appears to be the way of the past!!!!  But, I am a very accommodating Nana and I can still learn something NEW.  Now, all I have to do is is put this on my "Christmas List" for her.  And it's free!!!!!  Do hope that smart, intelligent, smarty pants teenager  got it ... lol.

And for all you TECH SMART people out there .... I AM ENVIOUS!!!!!!!!

And, here's a scrapbook layout I just finished of her of "First Christmas 2000" and just a photo of  her now.  Hope you all like it.  I was just in the mood to do a layout for myself.

My Abby Apple Now 2012
Miss Abby Apple at 7 months

oxoxoxoxoxo,  Sue    (see I'm learning already .... lol)

Monday, November 12, 2012

No Peeking

GEE IT WAS A QUIET WEEKEND ... I didn't get much traffic the entire weekend.  Surprising .....  and only three comments!!!!!

And, can you believe the weekend is over and it is monday again.   Just the same, this is a wonderful very special, magnificient, outstanding, just smile until it hurts day.

Why .... do you ask.

It's Monday's Dedication Day
So ... without further delay
boom ... boom ... boom .... boom .... boom
(I only know how to play the drums)
And there is NO PEEKING
This one is created just for you, Anne-Marie
You can download this one at:
element by primantis of deviant art
you can find her at:
I am unbelievable fortunate to have met sooooo many wonderful people through their comments.  And, starting last week in appreciation I wanted to dedicate each Monday to that someone special that "just said it all".  This is the comment of the week that is unique from all the others.
In some way
It's defination means
Here is the quote from Anne-Marie from 11/6/2012 on my post called "Mood Up Keeper"
"What a sweet and uplifting thing to do, Sue." 
"You are awesome in so many ways."
"Thank you for the inspiration ....."
"I think of you as a "Pay It Forward" artist".
"Passing along the love".
Now  for the reason I picked this one today:
1.  How can I not feel special when I am told so many positive things ... that I inspire.
2.  Then I am told ... I am awesome.  Now, Miss Anne-Marie YOU ARE GOING TO GIVE ME
                                 A BIG HEAD!!!!
3.  But, what reached me the most and brought on such a big, big smile is her phrase "Pay It Forwad".
                                 I just love it.  I don't know if this was the way she meant it, though.  Her words
                                 I "translated" to mean .... I move forward with inspiration to all ... that is my
                                 "payment" because I love to give.
4.  And, last but least ... her use of the word "LOVE" at the end.  Love spells so many positive
                                emotions .... and most importantly to me the sharing of goodness.

Wow .... Miss Anne.  I salute you, today!!!!!!!!
Thank you so much,  Anne-Marie

I missed my usual comments.
Hugs, Sue

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Tiny tot

I was digging through all my oldies but goodies looking for just the perfect element for one of my favorite Christmas quotes ....

And, I was starting to feel like that right element wasn't going to pop right out at me ....

and then here it was, tucked away under my Easter library.  And, I said to myself ...


You can download this at:
I am also offering her just like this, plus with the
stars minus the wordart ...
so that she can used many different ways.

I do hope she captures your heart just like she did mine many years ago when I found her.  She is the featured element of a scrapbook layout that I did around my first grandchild, Abby, WHEN SHE WAS A TODDLER.   She's now 13 years old!!!! 

Do handle her with care and love.

Hugs, Sue

Saturday, November 10, 2012

To catch an angel

Have you ever wondered if there is an angel outside of your window?  If there is one, how does it get inside?

During the Christmas Season .... I just know there is one there every single day.

So, how do you get them to come inside and spread "the reason for the season".

Here is my preview:

You can download this little angel at:

May your weekend be filled with laughter and love.  And, if any of you have husbands/sons that are going to be hanging Christmas lights this weekend .... PLEASE HAVE THEM BE CAREFUL!!!!
I will probably put my thinking cap on for angels for the next couple of days.
And, to anyone new that has just found my blog.  WELCOME, WELCOME, WELCOME.  This is my home away from home and I always love making new friends.  I offer daily free wordart, with my specialty of adding elements to my words.  (I just don't like plain words) ... it is the combination of my idea in my head that I try to bring forth with just the right elements and words.  I do hope you will stop by often.  And, don't forget to become a member.
Old timers .... "you are my smile to my face".  And that applies to you guys, too ... please become a member.  You are all my inspiration.
Hugs, Sue

Friday, November 9, 2012

Santa's Calling

This freebie today really caught my attention.  It was a completely new look for dear old St. Nick.  When I saw him .... I knew just the words I wanted to add.

Here is my freebie:

You can download him at:
I am offering this one two different ways ....
one with my wordart and one with
just Santa ....
so you can enter your own wordart.
I will be leaving the Christmas themed Santa's very shortly and starting my more family themed holiday wordart.  I do hope everyone has enjoyed jolly St. Nick .... but it is time for me to move on.
Hugs, Sue

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Gentle Touch

You can download it at: 

Today this wordart is being dedicated to a very, very special new friend of mine.  I have found that her site is so much inspiration for me, it is my first stop of the day!!!!!  There is never an exception.  She is calling Monday's "Dedication Day" on her blog and her words are just so thought provoking.  She makes me want to always be a better person.

She has touched me not only with her own words, but her helpfulness to me and my blog.  She has honored my creations and in turn brought me a new friend that day.  She is so talented and creative, giving and funny ... you will just admire her as much as I do.

Another reason why she touched my heart was one of her comments:
      Dated:  10-20-12 on my post called "Home for the Holidays"
                             "The effort you put into this design was worth it.  This creation is
                             absolutely beautiful and certainly tugs at my heartstrings".

                             "If I could put something on a wish list it would be a safe and
                             happy Christmas with a weather forecast suitable for travelling.
                            "My parents have moved over seven hours away and I am an
                            only child."

                             "First time in over 18 years to be separated"

                            "So home represents not a physical location but family"
 **** this is only parts of that comment that I received.  But, these sentences reached so deep within my soul.

The reasons I was so touched.

1.  Her very first sentence says it all .... the reason I create for others.
2.  Her wish .... she wants to be safe to see her loved ones.
3.  She is an only child ....  I am one, too.  And, I truely understand how important it is to spend
     time with her parents.  Even though, like her ... I don't come from a large family, I know
     the size of family doesn't matter at all.  Our love for each other is just as abundant.
4.  I often didn't see my family after I started my own family .... so you see, I know how important
     it is for her to be with hers.  And, I understand just how hard it will be if they are not together.
5.  And, her last sentence .... wow!!!!!!!

Please do go and stop for a visit at her site.  Make her feel as welcome to this world, as all of you have to me.  You can find her at:  http://decossesdynamitedoodles.blogspot.com.

And Lisa ...... thank you for all your help as well.

Hugs, Sue

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Mood Up Keeper

Today I want to do something really special.

I received a comment today from one of my newest friend's and a fellow designer and she has given me the most wonderful idea to start doing on my own blog.

She is THANKING her visitors that come to her site and leave a COMMENT.  I have always tried to thank my visitors each day with an email, but I do not THANK THEM on my blog personally.  Each week she is going to pick a special comment that means a lot to her and tell that person thank you by featuring the comment and telling why it meant so much to her.

I have decided to do the very SAME THING .... BECAUSE, Lisa .... this is such a fantastic idea.

Now, I want you know that this was no easy task for me.  I have received over a thousand comments during these past ten months!!!!  Because of the time it takes to go through them .... I will start with one that is pretty recent.

I received this comment from my dear friend and mentor, Trine.  Her blog is called Nothing But Freebies and she can be found at:  http://nothingbutfreebies.blogspot.com.  She offers many freebies and is such an artist in her own right.

Here is her comment that I received on October 19, 2012 about a layout I posted on my blog (I just wanted everyone to see ... I do scrapbook layouts, too).  It is from my post called "Don't Pout".

          "Oh sweetie - if I want a happy laugh, your site, is the sure place
          place to go.  I love, love, love, love your pouting layout.  It's a virtue
          to be able to self-ironic (hmmmm, is that even a word in English).
          Just checked with Google Translator and they say it's a word, which
          probably means it's not).  Whatever, if you have more of these layouts,
          please show them to us.  You are hereby appointed my personal
          "mood-up keeper".

And the reason, I chose this one .... I meant alot that she found the humor in my layout and what I was trying to convey.  She made me laugh over her "word" self-ironic and the word "whatever".  And lastly .... I love, love, love that she appointed me her personal "mood-up keeper".

Do go take a look at that layout and grab the free wordart I offered on that day ... again 10-19-12, Don't Pout.

And, this is sooooooo for you ..... Trine.

My freebie today is dedicated to Trine:
You can download her at:
Also, I want to feature another one of my
own scrapbook layouts from
Valentine's Day 2012
This one is of my grandson, Justin


So many thanks are also needed to be made.  I want to thank MizuuHim of Diviant Art for her beautiful one eyed beauty used in today's freebie.  She can be found at:  http://mizuuhime.deviantart.com.  And the girl is under the drawing called "Endless Sky".  And, ofcourse, I want to thank Lisa of http://decossesdynamitedoodles.blogspot.com for her inspiring idea.

And, lastly I want to thank "the man upstairs"; the one I always thank for all my blessings.  This special thought is for Him ... and the wonderful gift of "words and creating" that He has given me.

Keep those comments coming,  Hugs Sue

I love snow

***** I had a request to repost this later in the week!!!!!! ******

I don't know about you ..... BUT IT IS COLD OUTSIDE. 

There still isn't any snow .... BUT IT IS COLD OUTSIDE.

I wonder if we'll see any by weekend .... BUT IT IS COLD OUTSIDE.

And, after I get off the computer .... BUT, IT'S IS STILL COLD OUTSIDE AND I NEED SOME
                                                                           HOT CHOCOLATE!!!!!

Here is my freebie for today.
And, yes I am thinking ABOUT COLD AND SNOW.
You can download this at:

And, yes ..... I do have a question!!!!!

I ask ..... IS IT COLD ENOUGH FOR YOU!!!!!!!

Hugs, Sue

Monday, November 5, 2012

Snowflake Memories

I received a Terry's Village in the mail yesterday and I was just sitting glancing at it.  And, memories turned back to years gone by.

One of my all-time favorite things to decorate with when my now "adult" children were small was snowmen.  I can still see them all in my mind ... all the snowmen everywhere.  They were everywhere ... on the Christmas tree, in the kitchen and on our mantle. 

Now, though .... it is just memories because as my children got married ... those snowmen just disappeared to find new homes.  You see .... when each of them married, they got to take a favorite decoration to their new homes.  And, then with each child born to them .... another decoration left my home.  And, you know what .... all of them took snowmen.

My freebie today is dedicated to my children .... Christa, Angie and Drue.

You can download this little guy at:
Thank you, my three blessings ..... for all the snowmen memories.
Hugs, Sue

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Love never melts

Do you know the holidays bring visions of snowmen, children and families?  Do you believe that snow is just around the corner?  Can you feel the briskness in the air?  Are you looking forward to using your snow blower? .... Ooops that last thought isn't any fun, is it!!!!!

Just the same, I wanted to combine snowman around family for everyone.

Here is my preview for today.

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If today is a forecast of what is coming .... I think at least right now in my thoughts .... the first snowfall is not very far away.
With love in my heart .... I want to welcome anyone who is new to my blog.  It is my pleasure each and everyday to bring hopefully each of you a little smile and a free wordart that just might be the "perfect one".  I have so much fun creating them .... looking for just the right element/elements to accent my words.  I can't tell you how much I look forward to coming downstairs to my sewing/photography/painting room and just getting lost in my head.  And, to all my old friends and mentors .... I don't know what I'd do without all of you.  I love your comments, so don't forget to keep them coming.
Hugs, Sue

Baby Jesus

There is no truer reason for the holiday season .... then the birth of Baby Jesus.  And, so we give thanks.

You can download him at: 
May your holidays be filled with the grace of the Lord today and all the days forward.  And, to all my special, special friends I wish you a blessed Sunday.
Hugs, Sue

Friday, November 2, 2012

Not A Creature Is Stirring

One more for the weekend.

Here is my preview:

You can download this at: 

Just such a cute cat .... I just couldn't resist.

I want to welcome anyone who is new to my site.  And, to all the old friends ... you should already know how special you are.

Hugs, Sue

Believe In Santa

Here's a quick tag for those Santa lovers among us.

You can download this at: http://www.4shared.com/zip/Vqm4a-mY/believe_in_Santa.html

It's been just an unbelieveable busy day for me.  I feel like I am meeting myself coming today.  So, this must be short and sweet.

Hugs, Sue