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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Joint release...

How would you like to take home five images from Tiddly Inks? It's easy! Make It Crafty and Tiddly Inks are featuring a joint release...terrific! The release date is officially July 14th. BUT...follow the release image at the top of my right sidebar for a preview. And, of course, don't forget to stop back by the site on the 14th.

Hugs to everyone!!


I felt the need to repost this....

Sorry, once again a post that has nothing to do with cards but a lot to do with my heart and the way I feel.

Rescue Rainbow Bridge

Unlike most days at Rainbow Bridge, this day dawned cold and gray, damp as a swamp and as dismal as could be imagined. All of the recent arrivals had no idea what to think, as they had never experienced a day like this before. But the animals who had been waiting for their beloved people knew exactly what was going on and started to gather at the pathway leading to The Bridge to watch.

It wasn't long before an elderly animal came into view, head hung low and tail dragging. The other animals, the ones who had been there for a while, knew what his story was right away, for they had seen this happen far too often.

He approached slowly, obviously in great emotional pain, but with no sign of injury or illness. Unlike all of the other animals waiting at The Bridge, this animal had not been restored to youth and made healthy and vigorous again. As he walked toward The Bridge, he watched all of the other animals watching him. He knew he was out of place here and the sooner he could cross over, the happier he would be. But alas, as he approached The Bridge, his way was barred by the appearance of an Angel who apologized, but told him that he would not be able to pass. Only those animals who were with their people could pass over Rainbow Bridge. With no place else to turn to, the elderly animal turned towards the fields before The Bridge and saw a group of other animals like himself, also elderly and infirm. They weren't playing, but rather simply lying on the green grass, forlornly staring out at the pathway leading to The Bridge. And so, he took his place among them, watching the pathway and waiting.

One of the newest arrivals at The Bridge didn't understand what he had just witnessed and asked one of the animals that had been there for awhile to explain it to him.

"You see, that poor animal was a rescue. He entered rescue just as you see him now, an older animal with his fur graying and his eyes clouding. He never made it out of rescue and passed on with only the love of his rescuer to comfort him as he left his earthly existence. Because he had no family to give his love to, he has no one to escort him across The Bridge."

The first animal thought about this for a minute and then asked, "So what will happen now?" As he was about to receive his answer, the clouds suddenly parted and the gloom lifted. Approaching The Bridge could be seen a single person and among the older animals, a whole group was suddenly bathed in a golden light and they were all young and healthy again, just as they were in the prime of life.

"Watch, and see.", said the second animal. A second group of animals from those waiting came to the pathway and bowed low as the person neared. At each bowed head, the person offered a pat on the head or a scratch behind the ears. The newly restored animals fell into line and followed him towards The Bridge. They all crossed The Bridge together.

"What happened?"

"That was a rescuer. The animals you saw bowing in respect were those who found new homes because of his work. They will cross when their new families arrive. Those you saw restored were those who never found homes. When a rescuer arrives, they are allowed to perform one, final act of rescue. They are allowed to escort those poor animals that they couldn't place with families on earth, across The Rainbow Bridge."

"I think I like rescuers", said the first animal.

"So does GOD", was the reply.


Sunday, July 10, 2011

Make It Crafty...

Make It Crafty is celebrating their first birthday by giving away $250 of prizes. Just leave comments throughout July...random winners will be chosen.

They do ask that you become a follower of their site; that's not a bad thing. Check out their challenges...pop in at Make It Colorful and check out the five categories you can enter. My fingers are crossed!


Bunny Zoe's Crafts Weekly Candy...

Every week Bunny Zoe's Crafts has a candy wonderful is that? This week you could have the chance to take home Nellie's Choice Sweet Elin - Star. Don't forget to pop in no later than July 14th for the opportunity to own this stamp!


Thursday, July 7, 2011

Elisabeth Bell Designs Blog Candy...

Happy Thursday, everyone! In my site visits today I stopped over at Elisabeth Bell Designs and happened upon a fantastic blog candy giveaway. How about sixteen stamps created through Whiff of Joy. You can find the requirements for entry on Elisabeth Bell Designs site. The entry is an easy one. Pop over and check it out!

Hugs to all!


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Vickie Quickie...

Hi to everyone!  Hot, hot, hot here in North Carolina. Hope all of you had a terrific 4th of July weekend! I stopped by Nana Vic's and checked out the Vickie Quickie for July 1st - 15th. Here is what I put together to go with her generously offered free image. Go check it out and throw your card (or menu or recipe'll see what I mean if you drop by and read the comments) into the ring.

Hugs to you all!


Monday, July 4, 2011

What a joy to be back online!!!

Hi to everyone! I have missed everyone soooooo much! I'm not sure how often I will be able to post now. I finally have a printer again...hooray!

Nana Vic is offering a free digital image that is just too wonderful for her Vickie's Quickie. This is the card I made with the image.

I do so hope you all have missed me just a fraction of how much I have missed all of you. There are so many e-mails I need to write. I am now in North Carolina but missing Georgia. I can't really say where I will settle. Let's see...North Carolina? Georgia? North Carolina? Georgia?  lol  Have to decide soon...getting too old for many more moves!

Still have health issues that I am having to deal with. I am about 45 minutes from the Durham VA medical center. Duke University Hospital is right next door and their interns/doctors work heavily with the VA here. I am hoping that will mean a better quality of medical care.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful 4th of July! Happy birthday, America, and thank you to all of my fellow veterans and the many current active duty military personnel. Freedom isn't's fought for! Hug a veteran!