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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

I am entering my altered shoe into the Stamp Man Challenge!

Merry Christmas, Everyone!! If you remember, I had a special Giveaway planned for Christmas Day--and the winner of my giveaway is Marti of Arty Marti--Congratulations, Marti!

I have more to share with you on this very special day...My sweet step-daughter, Krissy has just started a brand-new business--She has a booth in an antique mall in Indianapolis and repurposes furniture--and it's really beautiful. So, she just created a brand-new blog this weekend. It is called French Chalkboard.

I have a special surprise mixed media piece that I made for her as a Christmas gift...It is a little girl's ballet slipper...and I wrote a poem that accompanies it to wish her success on her new venture. Her art studio is French-themed in black and hot pink.

Here's another view of "Dance to Your Dreams."

And here is the poem.

Here is hoping that you ALL dance to your dreams--and live them to the fullest. Wishing you a beautiful Christmas.

If you've got a minute, I'm wondering if you'd visit Krissie and become a follower~When you get to her blog, you will see she is brand-new and just getting her "blogging wings!"

Her link is HERE.


P.S. As I write this blog post, I am listening to The Chipmunk Song--I love that song!

Linking this to: The Stampman Challenge


Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours! I will definitely visit your step-daughter's new blog! Wishing you the gifts of peace, joy and love this holiday season. Tammy

Valerie-Jael said...

Love the shoe you have made! Happy Holidays to you all! Hugs, Valerie

Brenda Brown said...

What a wonderful shoe and touching poem Cindy.
luv and hugs for a wonderful Christmas Day.
{brenda} xoxox

alveen said...

Dear Cindy... Wishing you and yours all the blessings of a joyful Christmas.
Hugs Alveen

NanaDiana said...

Merry Christmas and congrats to the winner. I will pop over and sign up as a follower right away! xo Love to you- xo Diana

Cindy said...

Avery touching post Cindy and I am off to visit her blog. enjoy your day. I loved the poem by the way. beautiful. Have a wonderful day.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh this is FABULOUS!!! I lovee how you put the music paper inside!!! GORGEOUS! Merry Christmas! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Holly said...

This is so beautiful, Cindy. I have wanted to do something like this for my daughter and now I am inspired.
Merry Christmas, dear friend!

PeggyR said...

Merry Christmas!

Jill said...

I LOVE the Chipmunks too!

Merry Christmas to you and yours, Dear Cindy! On my way to visit your girl. LOVE what you made her!

Georgie Horn said...

What good news and it's wonderful for her to follow her dreams. So often we get wrapped up in life and forget our dreams. So happy for her!
ps. have I told you lately how much I hate word verification. Oh boy! It seems like every blog I'm visiting wants me to type is some weird combination of letters to prove I'm breathing. What if I don't want to type in that stupid word!?

Cindy Adkins said...

Congratulations to Marti! What a gorgeous shoe, Cindy! I'm on my way over to your DIL's blog right now! Happy Christmas!
Hugs, Cindy

Ginny said...

Merry Christmas Cindy! Oh I love the ballet slipper you did for your daughter. I would like to do the same for my granddaughter with a ballet pointe shoe. She danced her first Nutcracker this year and I so wanted to give her something special. Perhaps I can find a used pointe slipper and try to decorate it like you did. I will visit your daughters blog today. Have a wonderful and Merry Christmas Holiday!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to Marti! What a wonderful message wrapped within your beautiful poem. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

1CardCreator said...

Merry Christmas Cindy! Thank you for the beautiful Christmas card and ATC, it is a real keepsake with my initial on it too! I hope you enjoy all the beautiful blessings of this special day. Your Dance to your dreams piece and poem are breathtaking. I am sure your step daughter loves them. I stopped by her blog, and I am looking forward to the things she makes, her blog is a beautiful start! Thank you and Merry Christmas. PS, congratulations Marti!

Danice G said...

Merry Christmas Cindy! Congrats to Marti for winning your giveaway also. I am also now following French Chalkboard :) Warmest wishes to you and your whole family :)

Donna said...

First, Congratulations to Marti! What a beautiful item to display in your home someplace special to remind you of the love and creativity in life!

Second, Krissie ~ Merry Christmas and wishing you much success in your new endeavor! To have a master to call upon has got to be an extra boost!

Last, but not least, wishing you and Ralph the Merriest of Christmas'! To someone who inspires and gives so much to others, I wish you love, joy and happiness, Dear Cindy!


Unknown said...

What a lucky gal! Something of yours on Christmas to cherish forever, Cindy.

Blessings & joys to you & your family, my sweet friend.

Merry Christmas ~

Cindy Adkins said...

Cindy, oops, I meant your step-daughter's blog, not your DIL! lol...I joined, can't wait to see some of her art work!

Zoechaos said...

Beautiful shoe and what a lovely thing to do for your girl. Have a wonderful Christmas carry on dreaming and livin' it hun XOXO Zoe

Your Craft Book said...

Hello Cindy, I love the chipmunks ever since I was a little girl and I first heard those words.....

Alvin, Alving, ALVIN!!!!!!

Music to my ears, enjoy, Maureen

Terry said...

Just lovely, Cindy! Did stop by Krissy's blog and became a follower! Have a wonderful Christmas! Hugs!

Tete said...

Merry Christmas, Cindy! Hope you and yours are loving the time together!
Hope your husband is healing well.
Hugs- Tete

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Hi Cindy.! I love your poem. I am going to follow some of my dreams this year that I have been putting off. Thanks for the inspiration.
I visited Krissy's blog and became a follower. She has a beautiful header.
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

Queenie Believe said...

A trulu beautiful and inspiring gift. My very best wishes for success to Krissy is all she does.
I hope you are having a wonderful Christmas with family and friends.
Always, Queenie

Blessed Serendipity said...

So pretty Cindy! I hope you have a merry Christmas full of love, peace and joy.


Bonnie's Heart and Home said...

Merry Christmas, Cindy!
Going to head over to Krissy's blog and become a follower.

Thanks for all you do!


Marti said...

Thank you Cindy. I was so surprised, and its just what I needed. I just got home from the hospital. My grandson was in a terrible accident on Christmas Eve, but he is going to make it.

Anonymous said...

Hi Cindy, absolutely wonderful. I popped by and the link didnt work so will try again in the future.Beautiful work
Hugs and Happy Christmas
June xxxxxx

Unknown said...

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas together with Ralph and your family Cindy! Gorgeous gift for Krissy, she'll be over the moon! Hugs, Ira xox

Ros said...

Very beautiful Cindy ... a stunning gift ... hope you had a wonderful day xxx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Hope you've had a wonderful Christmas time :)

Brenda Brown said...

Hi Cindy, I have just popped back to say thank you for sharing this with us for The Stamp Man Awards, what a wonderful piece you have chosen out of your many, many wonderful designs.
I hope you have a wonderful new years eve and I wish you and your family love, hope, health and peace for 2012.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Siobhan Fyffe said...

What a lovely idea for your daughter. I hope her new business flourishes. Thanks for sharing this with us at the Stamp Man awards challenge.
Siobhan xx

Marjie Kemper said...

What a beautiful creation! The ballet slipper is such a unique holder of all that goodness. Bet she loved it! Happy New Year to you and yours, Cindy... wishing you the best in 2012!