Monday, January 21, 2013


Valentine's Day is just around the corner. Won't your child be proud to give his/her teacher a very SPECIAL handmade card? Teach your child how to create their very own pop up card by following the directions below.
A few other cards for inspiraton.........

Friday, January 11, 2013


Happy New Year everyone! Yes, I know that I am a tad bit late with my New Year greeting and I am also aware that I didn't pop in to the blog much during the month of December. The 2012 holiday season was an extremely busy one for me. I did a bit of hosting in my home for Thanksgiving and Christmas which took quite a bit of preparation. I also won the Holiday Decorating Contest for my subdivision even though I didn't decorate with the intention of trying to win anything. I decorated to simply share my Faith with the hopes that some passersby would have their heart warmed by the true message of Christmas (Christ with us), so you can imagine that my husband and I were quite shocked when the judges rang our doorbell one evening and asked to post a WINNER sign in our yard; especially since our deorating theme was totally centered around JESUS and not Santa, the Grinch, Frosty or Rudolph. How exciting to know that JESUS still wins in a world that has seemingly lost focus of what is really important. That being said, I have decided to create a new blog that focuses completely on encouraging and inspiring Bible believers to share what they believe. I will still be here hosting at the HUGS and KEEPSAKES blog but I will also be hosting the new blog too. If you ever wish to stop by and visit the new blog, please know that you are welcome there as well. My new blog address is I have so many exciting and beautiful changes going on in my life and so many great things to share. I'm sure you do too. Let's make 2013 the best year yet!