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Saturday, December 18, 2010

MPS "Holiday Magic" Blog Hop

Welcome to my portion of the Michelle Perkett Studio Holiday Magic Blog Hop.

If you arrived here from Jan's blog, She's Gone Stamping, you're in the right place.  If not, start at the beginning at the Michelle Perkett Studio Challenge blog. 

This year, our family is blessed with some very special holiday magic.  My youngest daughter, Chelsey, has been trying to get pregnant for over 5 years.  Finally, this year her prayers were answered, and she is due to deliver at anytime.  Unfortunately, she had to be hospitalized at 19 weeks into her pregnancy due to an incompetent cervix.  The doctors did surgery to stitch her cervix closed, and she remained in the hospital on bedrest for over a month where she found out that she also has gestational diabetes.  She has continued to be on bedrest, which has ended up costing her their main source of income.  Even losing her job and the bedrest hasn't dampened her spirits, even though she's used to working as an animal welfare officer, a MP in the CO Army National Guard and co-owning a dog training/boarding business with her hubby.  Last week, the doctor took the stitch out and told her to prepare for deliver within the next 48 hours.  That was a week and a half ago.  It seems that little Caleb likes it so much inside of his mommy that he decided to stay a bit longer!  Whenever he comes, he will always be one very special little boy!

Needless to say, this image by Michelle Perkett says it all!  I colored the image with colored pencils and added some bling with Stickles.  On the border of the image, I punched the snowflakes out with a Martha Stewart edge punch.  Some ink was pounced onto the edges of the the image and the Target $1 Shop design paper.  Next I added some irridescent trim to the design paper, and then finished it off with some May Arts ribbon.

The next stop on the hop is the very talented Pauline's blog HERE.  Remember, there are prizes to be won, so you won't want to miss a single stop on the hop!  Don't forget to stop over at Michelle's Etsy shop to see all of the fabulous images she has available for you there.  We also love to mingle with lots of people that love Michelle's images over at her Crafter's Digital Art Center and Paper Craft Planet groups. 

Here's "hopping" that all of you have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!

~~~~Lee~~~~

Challenges:
Pattie's Creations - #9 Punch or Punches
Stamping With the Dragon - #16 Make it Sparkle
Sweet Stamping - Celebrations
Michelle Perkett Studio Challenge - Christmas - I WON!!!!
2 Sisters Challenge - Christmas

26 comments:

Melissa said...

Lee, this is beautiful! I love how you added the trim, clever idea!

Maria Matter said...

beautiful Lee!
love the iridescent trim you've added!
xxx

Pattie G said...

What a pretty card! Love the image too, Thanks for joining us this week at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
hugs ♥

Marilyn Webb said...

Hi Lee
What a gorgeous card, love the sentiment. I hope Caleb decides to come soon, won't it be lovely to have a baby around for the holidays. This is truly a magical christmas for you and your family.
hugs Marilyn

Sandi said...

Very pretty Lee!
Happy Holidays!
Thanks for playing in our challenge!
☺ Sandi
DT Lead Team 1 for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

LindaS said...

Oh your card is just as magic as your story. I especially the blue colors and the glimmer. Merry Xmas. Thanks for joining Pattie's Creations Design Challenge.

Shelley said...

Hi Lee. Chelsey is still in my prayers, I am so happy for you all. Merry Christmas.

Michelle said...

Lee, what a beautiful post! You never disappoint us on blog hop day!! How wonderful would that be to have Caleb arrive on Christmas morning!?! Whenever he comes he will be one special and lucky boy to be so loved! Your card is so perfect, Lee! I love all the blue and the glitter and your blog is so festive, I love it! Thank you, Lee! Have a Merry Christmas and thank you for joining our hop!

Holiday Hugs,

Michelle

Love crafts forever said...

Love your sparkles. Thanks for playing at Stampin With The Dragon.
Hugs Nataliya.

Rufus said...

What a magical story! Will be looking forward to the announcement of Caleb's arrival. Best wishes to the about to be parents and grandparents! How exciting you must be jumping every time the phone rings.
R/

Rhonda Miller said...

Wishing the best to your DD and the little one. Your card is great. TFS.

THERESA said...

That sure is lovely........:))
I am hopping, but also want to thank you for joining us over at Pattie;s Creation !!

Charlene said...

Lee...congratulations to you and your family on the upcoming birth of Caleb. I am sending prayers that she has a speedy delivery and he is a happy and healthy baby. Your card is such a wonderful expression of what is about to happen. This small package will be one of the best things. The colors you chose and embellishments make this a wonderful piece of art. Thank you so much for sharing. May you have a very Merry and Blessed Christmas season.

elenor said...

Lovley card and good luck to your daughter! =)
Hugs, Elenor

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Tammy said...

Wonderful card! Thanks for playing along with the challenge at Stamping with the Dragon.

Tammy said...

Beautiful card Lee! I LOVE the colors and sparkle! Such a perfect sentiment too! Waiting for the arrival of the little one must be very exciting! I wish you and your family a very merry Christmas and blessed New Year!
Hugs, Tammy

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Hi Lee! What a wonderful gift you are all about to have! I'm so excited for you and your daughter :)

Your card today is perfect, I love all the shine. Hugs, Jan

Lillian Child said...

What fabulous project you have for us to enjoy! VERY creative! Thanks for sharing and happy holidays to you and yours!


http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

Sammibug said...

Very pretty. Love all the shades of blue. Thank you for sharing your wonderful creation with us at Stamping With The Dragon.

downrightcrafty said...

Great creation and I love the sparkle and shine added, just perfect for our challenge at Stampin with the Dragon
have a great Xmas and a happy New Year
Hugs Kate xx

Michelle said...

Me again!:) Thank you for joining our Merry Little Christmas challenge this week, Lee! Merry Christmas!

Hugs,

Michelle

Sharon said...

That is beautiful, both the story about your daughter and the card!

Kami Shalom said...

Hi there! Your card is absolutely gorgeous and festive. I love the colors you used. Have a blessed and Merry Christmas!!

Grenouille Greetings said...

A super card! Love your tinsel ribbon! Thank you for playing along with Sweet Stampin during this fortnight's challenge. Happy Holidays! Warmest wishes, Lesley

paperfun said...

Lee, I love the sentiment. I am glad to read the Chelsey and Caleb are doing so well. I am so excited for you. Caleb is loved so much and I know all of you are so excited to see him. It won't be long now.

Mari

Missy said...

Your blog looks so cute! Happy Holidays!

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