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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

WPlus 9 Mood Board # 24

Hi Friends!  I have been gone for a few days...went to a memorial service for a cousins wife and I was able to spend the weekend with my BFF Linda in Maple Valley, WA.  We had a good time, talking, shopping and doing a little crafting....not as much as we usually do, but I was intent on making some Christmas tags to give as a gift to my hairdresser.  And it just so happened that WPlus9 was having their # 24 Mood Board, so I played along.
I used the Merry & Bright stamp set with the candle, greens and pinecone.
The sentiment is from a Papertrey set also called Merry & Bright.
I used the Lil' Inker circle stitched mat.
And the dimensionals on the berries are made with the Pearl Pen and then colored with red copics.
You can go HERE to play along.
And here is the inspiration photo:
I also used a little bit of Wink of Stella to give some shine to the greens and pinecone.
I rode the train home from Seattle to Oregon City and had a wonderful time just reading and relaxing.  Today my two girls and I did a little more Christmas shopping for their children...I always need a little help with the children, the mom's know the kiddos so well, then of course we had lunch together...just the three of us.  It was a special day to be shared with my daughters.
I wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving, I know our family has much to be thankful for this year.
Last year at this time my daughter was in chemo treatment and I was having surgery to remove a lower lobe of the lung because there was a cancer tumor on it...this year we both are in good health and the latest scans for both of us came back much to be grateful for, so thankful for the many prayers and love from everyone who helped us through those difficult times.  We look forward to sharing another holiday season with our family.

God Bless you all,
Heart Hugs,


  1. A perfect Christmas tag! I love the vintage style and those dimensional berries.

  2. Love those tags and the stitched mat circles. Great that you spent the day with your daughters. I'm so happy you and your daughters scans are free and clean. You couldn't have better news. Have a wonderful holiday.

  3. So happy for you and your family that it is going so much better! And only a year has gone by. This Christmas is going to be so much better :-)
    Love the tag Col!

  4. Beautiful tag Coleen! So so glad to hear your daughter is cancer free. Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. such a fabulous your sweet little holiday scene. Congrats to you and your daughter, what is wonderful news.

  6. Such a lovely tag! What a great idea to give to your hairdresser! And, am so happy hear that you and daughter's scans are clean. What a blessing, indeed, hugs!:-)

  7. Simply beautiful! Love your "stitching" on the edges and the stamping job is superb!


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