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Friday, November 21, 2014

Happy Birthday -- So Glad I'm Still Here!

This is not a craft post...well I guess it kinda, sorta is.....
MY BIRTHDAY HAUL - NOVEMBER 20, 2014
Yesterday was a fabulous day for me.  Our family is always low key about birthdays, holidays, anniversaries.  We are NOT known for wrapping anything and one is more likely to get CASH as a gift.  Face it, Cash is Crucial.   

But this birthday was special, because just a few months ago, we were not sure that I would even be here to celebrate this hallmark year.  I was so depressed....not about the thought of dying....everyone has to die at some point and many years ago G-d removed from me the fear of death.  I was depressed because people in my family are extremely long lived.  My sister will be 94 on December 24th.  I could not believe that I would die before I reached 65... REALLY?  My father was 96 when he died, my grandmother 110, my aunt Hatti 120, in my family at 64 your are still a teenager.

Anyway, once everyone figured out that the fabulously brilliant Dr. Greene, working in close association with HaShem, was going to keep me here, choosing birthday gifts for me was easy...money for crafting supplies or crafting supplies.

The gifts and CASH continue to roll in.  When I was ill, family and friends did not call and ask my husband if I were feeling better, instead, they would ask, "Did she craft today?"  From April until August,  I could not craft.  Now that I am at it again, they are making sure that I never run out of supplies.   THANKS FAMILY, YOU GUYS ARE THE VERY BEST!!!!!
From my Son: Storage Bins
Michaels had these on sale and I came across them while on the phone with Tim.  So I asked him if he would get them and he said "Sure, Mom!"  This is four units.  
MASSIVE PICTURES ALERT
Hubby, Daughter, and Grandson: 
Prima Life Time
 Authentique Hope Kit
Prima Finnabair
Wildflower
Mambi Kits
Ancestry.com
Junk, Findings, and Stencils


Thanks for Stopping by!
Hugz,
Chana


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Thankful/Grateful -Shopping Our Stash

Good Morning, Crafty Peeples!

The Challenge today over at SHOPPING OUR STASH is to create a project based on the theme 
Thankful or Grateful
I am most Thankful and Grateful for my spouse!  We have been married for 45 years and he is my best friend and my most ardent cheerleader.  I made this Toilet Paper Mini Album for him.  He has been scanning and cataloging old family photos and wanted to know if I could make a mini album "without all the flowers and stuff."
The Papers used here are from Echo Park Paper Co.
Times & Seasons




I probably should have inked the edges.  I hate white edges.  I am going back inking the edges.  Ughhh!  Why do I do these things to myself!
I didn't get my project completed in time to make the post, but stop by SHOPPING OUR STASH  to see the wonderful creations from my teammates!


Thanks for stopping by!
Hugz
Chana Malkah

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Coupon Holder and Shopping List - Final Random Act of Kindness Gift

Hello, Crafty Peeps!

Here is my fifth and final RAK Gift.   
I decided to change up the layout on the inside so that I could make one later for my SIL   Anymahoo,  for this design I put aside my paint, stains and gelatos and used pretty paper.   
Very CAS on this cover!  I wish I could have gotten a close of of the closer.  
I mixed glue, glitter and TH Distress paint and came up with this lavendar pantine. 
 Really cool IRL!
You can almost see color on the closer here.  
The flower in the corner was cut from a piece of scrap wall paper and then mod podged....a lot!


Again, CAS was the order of the day for this project.  
So on the back just another wallpaper flower.
I have to make two more of these and I really like this configuration.  I hope that have more of those
large paper clip at Dollar Tree.  If they don't, I have to make my own.

Thanks, so much, for stopping by!
Hugz,
CHANA MALKAH 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

613 Avenue Create - Random Act of Kindness Week

Hello, Crafty Peeples!
Well it is day four and I delivered yet another RAK Notecard Holder.  This one I gave the to reception at my oncologist's office.  It was so nice to watch her face light up!  It was also nice when my oncologist came in and told me that my Biopy came back negative.

I was, once again, the beneficiary of the tender mercies and Kindness of HaShem, which at times can appear random, but is always targeted...focused.  Thanks to all of you who have been supporting me your prayers and words of encouragement.  






Thanks for Stopping By!
Hugz,
Chana Malkah

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