Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

Hi Everyone,

Well Thanksgiving is finally here.  The Turkey is done and we have been pickin all day.

Today is a day that we give thanks for all the wonderful blessings in our lives.  And you all have been a huge blessing in mine!!!  My prayer is that each of you continue to be showered by all the blessings of the Lord!!

I have to admit I too have been working on Christmas projects but I think we should be Thanksgiving its time in the spotlight and not just skip over it for Black Friday and Christmas.  So in celebration of the day I found a cute clip from my childhood that I am blessed to remember.  I hope you all enjoy it too.  Just click on the link below the picture.

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone  - Don't eat too much turkey!!

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Pumpkin Pumpkin Card

Hi Guys/Gals,

I am still in the happiest of moods from the awesome news of my Hub's eyesight on Monday.  I am soooo amazed at the things God does all the time.

Today I have a card to share with you.  My sister Cynthia is a fantastic and gifted artist and she painted a picture of pumpkins in a crate.  I have fallen in love with this piece and had to use the picture.  I am sending this to her as a surprise.  I am going to attach a note to it but I will leave the inside blank so that if she wants to send it out to someone else she can.  SO, here it is...

I created this card to showcase her beautiful talent.  I pray I did it some justice and she likes the card.  Be sure to check out her blog and all her work at  Tell her that I sent you over.

As for what I used to make the card:
-Recollections brown and ivory card stock: Neutral pack
-Recollections Adhesive Faux Pearls: code: 174991
-Fall festive sprig from Michael's 
-Offray ivory ribbon
-Orange paper is from K&Company: Tim Coffey Designer Mat Pad - Fall Mat Pad, code: 30-139244
-White daisy silk flowers
-DecoArt Twinkles

Until next time everybody!!!

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PS...don't tell her about the card   ;D

Monday, November 14, 2011

The Bestest Birthday Ever!!!

Hi Everyone,

So today, 11/14 is my birthday.  I am officially one year older and proud of all the years I have been blessed to see.  This has by far been the bestest birthday ever!!!

My hubby was born blind and after multiple surgeries before the age of 4 (7 I think), he was blessed with sight!!  He went from being blind to having cataracts that developed into glaucoma but with sight.  Well years have gone by and he has had few more surgeries including having his left eye removed and a prosthetic now in its place.  Because of this he has been declared legally blind though he does have vision with glasses.

There are little things that we take for granted that he is unable to do like read a book at a normal distance. Normal for him may be 3 or 4 inches in front of him. Forget about driving, that is out of the question, or so we thought.  Today he saw a doctor that gave him the world back.  Starting Friday, with all the advances in the optical field, he will be able to wear a contact lens and will have the green light, for the first time in his life, to get his driver's license.  

I am so overjoyed!!!!!  I can't stop shedding tears of joy at just the thought of it all!  I am so so SO happy for him.  Needless to say he is on cloud nine!!  We have been praying for God to move and grant him healing for at least 4 years now.  But, blessings delayed are not blessings denied!  To some this may not seem like much but for someone who has never been able to do things, the chance to be able to live a more "normal" life, this is a miracle!!!!

I am so over the moon right now!  This gift of increased sight is the bestest gift ever!!!!  It is better than anything I could have asked for.

If you have asked God for healing in your life and it has not manifested, I encourage you to stay & stand strong; keep praying.  It's coming!  

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Everyday you are one day closer to your blessing / breakthrough / victory!!  ~Kelli Fortier by the Holy Spirit

Monday, November 7, 2011

Proverbs 31:29 Mini Album

Hi Everyone,

Happy Monday to you.  Today is a fabulous day!  The sun came out to dry up all the rain, I have the day off, Hubs is at work and I have all day to PLAY!!!!!!!!  Whoo Hoo!!  :D   Back in 2007 when I really got into paper crafting I started making note cards and selling them at craft fairs. Well I still have about 15 sets of cards that I think are terrific but didn't sell.  So I kept them until I could figure out what to do with them.  So here is the first project I have to share with you.  A Mini Album I have titled Proverbs 31:29 Mini Album, which is also where the quote is from.

Silk flowers and an Piece of sheer ribbon I stamped with color to match the album. 

Tag from the pocket/sleeve and the cover pages.  Each page is the same in this album.  There is a pockets with one large, pink photo mat tag, a smaller pocket with two journaling spots and a flip-up photo page holding 5 more pics.

The entire mini measures 7 1/4 x 3 3/4.  The photo mats in the sleeves are 6 3/4 x 11/16.

Products Used:
~DMD Handmade Paper
~Recollections Card Stock
~Silk Flowers
~Pale Green Flatback Pearls
~Offray Ribbon
~Studio G Pigment Ink
~Autumn Leaves Journaling Stamps and Studio G Stamps
~Fiskars Corner Punch

I have quite a few more to do but I am having fun with them.  Now all I have to do is to find recipients of these albums.  :D

Thanks for joining me today!!!  

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~A true friend is a forever friend.  -Kelli Fortier