Beyond Measure Blog Hop!

Good Morning!

If you arrived here from               

 Julie at 3 Girl Jam you are in the right place! To start from the beginning, please click HERE

I am so happy to be sharing this day with my good friend Tammy at Beyond Measure as she celebrates her one year blog-a-versary.  Many of you have heard my story of how I became very ill with Meniere's disease and had to leave my Federal Government job.  I had to leave all my co-workers who were my friends and start a whole new life.  My children were grown and gone, my husband traveled sometimes for weeks at a time.  I was very lonely and very sad.  Then I found two things.  Scrapbooks/cardmaking and my dog Louie who I rescued from a kill shelter.  Now, even though I am very often sick in bed for a week or two, I consider myself to be "Blessed Beyond Measure" I feel filled up spiritually, physically and mentally.  I am so grateful for this life I have been given.

Here is my card, It is called Blustery Day.  The digital stamp is from A Day For Daisies Stamps I put some music behind it because it reminded me of days in my childhood when I would go walking and singing with my friends and we would laugh as the wind tried to steal our song!

Here is a close-up of the digital stamp.

Here is the sketch I used from Simon Says.

Here is the candy I am giving away to one lucky follower (note, you must be a follower of my blog).

It is some yummy Christmas Candy!

Speaking of Yummy Candy!  There are two grand prizes on this hop!  One from Julie at 3 Girl Jam  ($20.00) Gift Certificate and A Faithfully Yours Kit from Dawn ($16.99) plus all the prizes given away at each of the hops sites!  Wow!  You must stop at all the hops and and leave a comment that you were there and you have from 6:00 am this morning until 7:00 am Monday morning 11/26/12  Here is the lineup in case you get lost.

2)  Tiffany                                                      
3)  Kate                                                        
4)  Maria                                                        
5)  Betty                                                            
6)  Julie                                                                    
7)  Chriss                                                        
8)  Tammy            

You are almost finished.  Your next stop is the blog-a-versary girl herself, Tammy           

Good luck!  Have fun!

Challenges -
Simon Says - use sketch - PWC 233 - CAS



  1. Adorable card Chriss, love your coloring.

  2. Cute image. That is how I will be feeling when I go outside later since it is so chilly today. Hope you enjoy the upcoming holidays!

    Stay Creative,
    Carson's Creations
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  3. So the image!! Lee-Ann :)

  4. beautiful card Chriss....great image!!

  5. i love the image, and the card is great. Thanks for sharing!

  6. I love this card Chriss! I love everything about it- it reminds me of growing up in Northern Iowa as a kid (so cold all the time!). Great hopping with you!


  7. What a gorgeous card, Chriss!! The image is fabulous and you colored it beautifully!! Love the music paper!! Happy Sunday :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  8. beautiful card. You did wonderful with coloring the image.

  9. Great card!!! I am a follower of your blog :)

  10. Your card is beautiful - and perfect for the blustery fall weather we've been having.

    I'm so sorry to read about your struggles and pray that you have more good days than bad.

    It's been a delight to be part of Tammy's hop with you!

    Small Bits of Paper
    PS Please do not count me in your draw as I am part of the team for this hop.

  11. Chriss, we just had a day where out of nowhere it seemed a fierce wind and the leaves flew. Your card is lovely. I liked you on facebook and hope you will drop by and visit me. I am quite new. Psalm 103 Blessings, Carole

  12. totally adorable Chriss, love the background papers!!
    happy to be hopping with you!
    hugs & blessings

  13. Chriss!!
    You are so gifted at coloring, blessing others with love, and encouragement!! i'm so honored that you were such an integral part of the blog-a-versary hop at Beyond Measure!! It wouldn't have been the same without you!! You are such a gift from the Lord!! And yes---I'd love to learn how to do the 'set the post time' in the future from you. Thank you Thank YOU Thank you for all that you are, have done, and will be !!! Huge hugs!! be blessed
    ~Beyond Measure

  14. Hi Chriss! Thanks for being a part of Tammy's special blog hop. She is a blessing to so many people, and I'm sure she asked you to be part of the hop because you are a blessing to her! So, thank you for that because she is a pure joy. I hope you will check out this Christian challenge blog - we would LOVE to have you play along. Any of your sweet art would work perfectly in our challenges.
    Thanks again for a fun blog hop, and have a blessed day!
    Karen L

  15. I love the colour combinations you have done to your card! Thank you so much for sharing and blessing us with a chance to win the Yummy Candy! love it!
    Have a Blessed day! *hugs*

  16. Great card! I love the fall scene and sheet music paper! Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

  17. Chriss, this is a terrific scene card! Adorable!


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