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Got an extra card laying around?

Dec 22, 2008 Author: mytime | Filed under: Uncategorized

Well if you do I know 2 families who could use some holiday cheer!

A friend of mine put this tid bit into my INBOX this am-Not a great way to start the day, as I have balled over this email for about a hour now :C Too close to home for me, and makes you really THINK about how precious life is everyday.

Many of you may remember my dear friend, Chris Garman, who lost her battle with breast cancer 2 years ago.  When she was first diagnosed with breast cancer, she was pregnant with her third child. Her doctors didn’t think Chris would live through her pregnancy without treatment, so they took a chance & gave her chemo while she was pregnant. Chris survived her pregnancy & had a beautiful, healthy little girl named Hannah Faith.  Chris died when Hannah was three.

Hannah is now five, and this breaks my heart all over again, but In October, Hannah has been diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme, a rare and incurable brain tumor.  She was given about 12 weeks to live. She was going to be the flower girl in a wedding in May, but was diagnosed A week after she was asked.

Right now she has lost most of her motor skills. She is confined to bed and cannot really do anything or play with the gifts she is getting from people, but she LOVES getting cards – she has gotten so many from people she does not know and just loves to have grandma read about the people who send them and see their pictures and is so proud of all her cards. Her room is just filled with cards.

When asked what she wants for Christmas she said she wants to see how many Christmas cards she can get. Many people have passed this wish along to their churches, prayer groups, friends and family. There are school groups where children are making her cards. People are including pictures so she can see who it is that is sending her the card.

If you would like to help with her wish, please send her a card at:

Hannah Garman

704 Orchard Rd

Lititz, PA 17543

 Now I am TERRIBLE at getting cards out but I am definitely going to be getting some out to these 2 families TODAY!

Then Andrea had a RAK request for a family with a very sick baby. If you have children you can imagine how hard it is when they are sick!!

So please check out Andrea’s thread here!!

Thanks for taking the time to spread soem holiday cheer towards others who need a little oick me up.

Cute Candy Cane Centerpiece

Dec 22, 2008 Author: mytime | Filed under: Home decor/3-D items

Oh gosh I swear I can literally hear the clock go tick- tock, tick- tock to the hours till Christmas! I’m in a big frenzy. I usually have my shopping done long ago, but this year (for the LAST time) made the huge mistake of handing the shopping $$ over to my hubby. Never again. I knew I should have kept full control over it. Now I know. Im doing all sorts of last minute running that never would have happened otherwise.

OK that VENT is over.

We have gotten TONS of snow, and I was able to finally get some snow pants!

Now listen to this-I LOVE Target, but this little tid bit of info drove me crazy-Target sells KIDS snow bibs (thats what they call them) but NOTHING for adults! Not even in mens section. Does that make any sense to you? Do we not need to shovel or go sledding as well?

So I went into the little boys section, and found a XL snowbib and it FIT! So I got that. Best part-on sale for $6!!!!! So it worked out in the end.

OK now moving onto the the holidays.

 I had a million requests for how I would give candy canes as a gift. Well, you could use theLolli-Pop Along template, or For Keep{Sake}, another idea I hope you have time to try is this SIMPLE little bucket, that will adorn our kids food table at Christmas.

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You know those adorable little buckets in the Target $1 spot? Did you know they could be the PERFECT center piece! Well they can.

I just made a bucket insert for my candy canes to stick into, and I was good to go. I used the set JustRite Stampers ivy & holly berry circle border from the Christmas Ensemble set, and die cut the circle, then layered it onto a scallop circle nestability-which fit perfectly into my bucket!!!

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Cut some holes that were a firm fit for my candy canes, then added some filler in the bucket-done!

I used the Harmony Classic Circle II set for making my little tag. I used markers to make it 2 colors. I thought it would make a perfect lil ornament by adding a silver clip to the top! So quick & easy. I tied some silver string to the handle and now it hangs just like an ornament.

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I think this bucket was cute and festive. Best part was it was made in 15 minutes :D! Now that is a kid friendly project!

Well I have lots to wrap up here and the insane amount of snow we had isn’t helping. I finished Amber’s teacher gifts and boy did they come out nice!!! Wait till you see. All this week I will be sharing various gift items-so I hope you have time to stop by quick & say hi!

Till tomorrow-

My Etsy

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