Thursday, May 31, 2012

Free Digis For Thursday - German Attire, Paints, and Swimmer

Today's SHOUT-OUT goes to Germany with the digi below.  I just love the traditional German outfits that many of the dancers wear to festive events.

Make sure to check out this months challenge HERE.

A Thursday Poem

To My Little Girl
By Julie McElhinney

Little hands, miniature toes
A cute round belly, and a tiny nose,
Pretty blue eyes, long curly hair
Comforting hugs to show that she cares.

Butterfly kisses and Eskimo too
She makes you happy when you are blue,
Dancing up and down all around
She giggles like a well-trained clown.

Thank you God for this precious gift
She gives my heart a much needed lift,
I will treasure her all my life and then
I’ll love her in the next life again.

Magnificent May Challenge

**This post will show at the top through the month of May**

Submit as many entries as you want for this challenge.  Make a card using any of my gardening themed free digis for the month of May.  Anything with flowers or gardening in it.  There are quite a few to choose from through past posts, but here are a few to get you started.   A ScrapHappy Paper Crafter RCK pack will be sent to one winner within the continental USA.  A free digi drawn with the theme of your choice will be awarded to the first 5 participants.  Only one free digi awarded to each person. 

You may enter as many projects as you want throughout the month of May.
I only ship the RCK pack to a USA resident due to shipping costs.
You must be a follower of the ScrapHappy Paper Crafter blog to win.
Anyone can enter the challenge from outside the USA to win the digi drawing with the theme of your choice, that way everyone can play along.
Get a friend to follow my blog and have them leave a comment on this post that you sent them here, for another chance to win.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Another Wednesday Poem

The Bumblebee and The Butterfly
By Julie McElhinney

Buzzing along there he goes
The busy busy bumble bee,
Stopping from rose to rose
Collecting polin to make honey.

Fly along little bumble bee
You won’t bother my day,
Just don’t come too close to me
As I sit here and play.

Gliding along there she goes
The pretty pretty butterfly,
Maybe she will land on my nose
Ask she flies again through the sky.

Glide along little butterfly
I don’t mind if you come see me
Come close and land on my hand
You’re beautiful as can be.

Free Digis For Wednesday - Bearded Dragon, Dress, and Model

Today's country SHOUT-OUT goes to Australia with the Bearded Dragon below.  I know that you might think of something else when it comes to Australia, but the first thing I think of is the Bearded Dragon because my husband has had two for pets.

Make sure to check out this months challenge HERE.

A Wednesday Poem

The Outlook
By Julie McElhinney

What the hell did I do
To piss off the universe,
Someone tell these hardships
To give it up and disperse.

If problems always came in threes
I’d be honkey dory,
But that is just not the theme
To my never-ending story.

As soon as one problem ends
Another one begins,
Who’s first place in this race
It seems like nobody ever wins.

There I go again
Focusing on the worst part,
Maybe it’s finally time
To make a brand new start.

Tomorrow will be
A better kind of day,
All my problems will be here
They won’t just go away.

But my brand new outlook
Will improve continually,
And as long as it is positive
That will make for a better me.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

100 Follower Giveaway Winner

And the 100 follower giveaway winner is .............................................................

Madison from Funky Cards

Madison you can e-mail me with where you want your goodies sent

There will be another giveaway once we reach 200 followers, so stay tuned for that.  :o)

Free Digis For Tuesday - Digi Winner Requests

I'm a little late today getting these posted.  These are the requests that I've gotten so far from this month's digi winners group.  I hope that you enjoy them!

Make sure to check out this months challenge HERE.

A Tuesday Poem

Once Upon A Time
By Julie McElhinney

I dream of far off places
Of a prince in disguise,
A castle on a hilltop
And sparkling enchanted skies.

I dream of colored rainbows
That enhance the sky above,
I dream of giggles and happiness
Of hearts that are full of love.

I’d rather live my life dreaming
Of the world that I want to see,
Than being low down, dirty and sad
In a place I don’t want to be.

So give me stories of happiness
Of far off places that magic enchanted,
Of a beanstalk that reached to the sky
From a magic been that was planted.

Give me a princess that was a maid
Or that slept a thousand years,
Give me a girl that flooded a room
With the shedding of a few lost tears.

Give me a princess with hair so long
That it reached to the ground from a tower,
Give me the boy who pulled the sword from the stone
And found his own inner power.

For as long as you believe in yourself
These stories will ring true,
Each of us has some magic to share
With everything we say and do.

Are you the wicked witch
Only set out to enrich yourself,
Or are you the selfless man
That went around sharing the wealth.

Maybe you will find a lesson
When you read a story or two,
That will help you choose a path
And decide what you should do.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Question and Answer Monday

Happy Memorial Day Everyone!!!  I thought I would do a few fun question and answers today.  Feel free to play along and let me know about yourself.

Are you a napper?Yes.  As much as possible whenever I can.

What was your favorite subject in school? Most hated?  LOVED English and Art class.  Could not stand Math.

Did you have the something old new borrowed and blue at your wedding?Old, a penny in my shoe.  New, dress, borrowed one of the garters and also tied a little blue stone to another one.

What one thing are you determined to do this summer? ORGANIZE MY CRAFT SPACE.  Seriously this is always a goal.  I am a very messy crafter and I have a TON of craft supplies because I just love to do all kinds of crafts.

Ice cream or Popsicles?  Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream please.

A Monday Poem

Open Your Eyes
By Julie McElhinney

A silence stretching across the distance
I search for the path of least resistance,
The journey is long and full of dread
I wish I could stay warm and safe in my bed.

But I put on my pack and walk along
Humming that oh so familiar song,
I trudge through the world looking for direction
Hoping to find shelter, love and protection.

My eyes were clouded I had no sight
It was like walking in the pitch dark of night,
If only I’d taken time to realize
All I had to do was open my eyes.

What I was hunting sat there from the start
All I had to do was open up my heart,
Thank you dear God for coming in
Forgiving my past and washing away my sin.

I have You when the burden is heavy to hold
To keep my heart warm in a world that’s cold,
To help me take the time to realize
That it’s difficult to see when you shut your eyes.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Free Digi Theme WINNERS from May challenge

The first five partiipants in this months challenge get to choose a digi theme of their choice.  Here are the first five entrants names....

Mel C.
Edwina Brown

You can e-mail me at with your theme.  If you want to include a picture with it as a reference than feel free to do that as well.  I'm always up for a fun challenge.

Thanks so much for participating and check back on June 1st to see the winner of the RCK pack and next months challenge.

100 Follower Giveaway and an UPDATE

So we are VERY VERY close to the 100 follower giveaway announcement.  We actually only need one more follower to get there and then I will announce the winner of the RCK pack.  I use a flat rate priority mail envelope and try to cram as many goodies from my stash that I can fit in there.  I'm just a little bit of a craft hoarder, so this is a good way for me to share the love a little bit.  :o)

My dad is finally home from the hospital, but the clots in his lungs will definitely slow him down for awhile.

Miss Meggie Mac was sick Thursday....fine Friday....and then throwing up again Saturday morning.  I'm pretty convinced she has seasonal allergies like her mommy.  So, I started her on kids allergy meds last night before bed.  She seemed much better this morning, so let's pray this works.  I'm really hoping for a better week starting tomorrow.  :o) 

A Sunday Poem

Super Craft Hoarder
By Julie McElhinney

Give me scissors, paper and glue
Leave me alone for an hour or two,
I’ll do some needed craft therapy
And have some time to focus on me.

So what if glitter’s on the floor
I’ll go to the store to buy some more,
I’m making a lasting memory
And setting my creative spirit free.

I’m the MacGyver of my craft
Give me popsicle sticks I’ll make a life raft,
Some might call me the super craft hoarder
But I really need a hundred scrapbook borders.

So what if my craft table is piled high
With unfinished projects that reach to the sky,
I’m happy and that is more important than the rest
For crafting is awesome and sincerely the best.

Free Digis For Sunday - More Oldies But Goodies

Make sure to check out this months challenge HERE.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

A Saturday Poem - Ponder It

Ponder It
By Julie McElhinney

I look out across the vast void
Seeing silence and loneliness there,
In a world that is dark and broken
Does anyone truly care?

Looking into a deep dark pit
Of fear, pain, and doubt,
And wondering what this world
Is really all about.

Perhaps there is more meaning
Than you or I can admit,
It’s important for us to take the time
To sit back and ponder it.

Make room for happy healing
Don’t always focus on the bad,
Or you will live your life feeling
Lonely, broken and sad.

Free Digis For Saturday - IPOD Birthday card digis

Make sure to check out this months challenge HERE.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Have a happy Memorial Day weekend.

Free Digis For Friday - Another Oldies But Goodies Day

I hope you've enjoyed my "Oldies But Goodies" week where I've been posting mostly digis that have already been posted earlier in the year.  I'll try to do this more often for some of the newer followers so you don't miss out on the cool images that have already been posted before.

Make sure to check out this months challenge HERE.

The sentiment on this card is from My Pink Stamper. Finally got some Cutterbee scissors so it's easier to fussy cut my digis.

Got a couple cards done using my digis.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Getting Cricky Simply Sunday challenge card using K Andrew "Of Mice and Little Men" stamps. Get well card for my dad.
Wow this has been a stressful week! My dad went to the ER on Tuesday and has blood clots in both lungs. He's still in the hospital. Now today Meggie got sick and thre up twice at daycare. I came to get her and she threw up one more time before we left. Now she is sleeping. I'm sure the week could be worse, but I'm pretty stressed out at the moment.

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Free Digis For Thursday - Shout-out to the UK

Today's special SHOUT-OUT goes to my UK followers.  I'll be doing themed digis for the different countries that view my site.  My husband has been a bagpiper for more than 10 years now, so I just had to draw this cute little bagpiper digi.  Our two-year old Meggie LOVES to play with her toy bagpipes and pretend to be just like Daddy.

Make sure to check out this months challenge HERE.

A Father's Day Poem

By: Julie McElhinney

Do you know how much I look up to you
And appreciate your life,
The way you create and inspire me
The way you treasure your wife.

You are a father I’m proud to have
I’d show you off to the world
And I’m so happy that God chose me
To be your little girl.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

A Wednesday Poem

In Your Eyes
By Julie McElhinney

They say the eyes are the window to the soul
Where your light should shine from within,
But when I look deep into your eyes
They look darkened and dim.

I see a sadness silhouetted there
That has built up over the years,
A sheen and slight glistening
That is highlighted by your tears.

I wonder how often you might look
Into a mirror of glass,
To see your eyes as they change
As the years continually pass.

Perhaps you do not notice
Or maybe you don’t realize
The sadness that people see
Each time they gaze in your eyes.

I pray for you continually
Each and every day,
That God might give you strength
And that your pain will go away.

Perhaps someday soon
I will glance towards your face,
And see a shining happiness
Full of Gods’ enduring grace.

Free Digis For Wednesday - Some Older Princess Images

I guess this has been "Oldies But Goodies" week here at ScrapHappy Paper Crafter.  I've been trying to post some images that I posted a long time ago for people that might not have been following for very long.  These are some of my favorite princess images.

Make sure to check out this months challenge HERE.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

100 Follower Giveaway!!!

We're only 3 more followers away from the 100 follower giveaway.  A RCK pack from ScrapHappy Paper Crafter will go out to one of the first 100 followers.  Thanks so much for following along and crating with me. 

If you're not a follower yet you can become one by clicking the FOLLOW link at the top left of the site.

A Tuesday Poem

Walking Blind
By Julie McElhinney

You feel like you’re on a sinking ship
With no life boat to escape it,
Do you jump and try to swim away
Or play your music and face it?

You feel like you are lost and afraid
In a world that’s lonely and dark,
Wishing the light could show you the way
But you can’t seem to find the spark.

What do you do when you feel alone
When you’re scared to walk the distance,
When you’re weaker than you’ve ever been
You can’t find an exit or an entrance?

You don’t know which way to turn
All you want is a little direction,
Just look to God who’ll carry you
He’ll give you love and protection.

It’s hard for you to see the way
When your eyes are blinded with tears,
Just let Him take your hand
And guide you through the rocky years.

Free Digis For Tuesday - Another Oldies But Goodies Day

Another "Oldies But Goodies" day here at ScrapHappy Paper Crafter. 

Make sure to check out this months challenge HERE.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Free Digis For Monday - Oldies But Goodies Day

Well I said I would start posting some older digis that I posted awhile back.  I hope you all had an excellent weekend!  On Friday night I had a girl's night with my best friend Yvonne.  My mom picked up Meghan from daycare and they had a fun night out too!  I got to see "The Five Year Engagement," which was SOOO funny though it does have a ton of bad language. I hadn't laughed that hard in a long time.

On Saturday I spent the day at Maize Valley Market & Winery for the Celtic Beltane Festival.  I help do baskets for that festival every year that helps to support Pegasus Farms, a therapeutic horse riding place near Maize Valley in Ohio.  Pegasus Farms is just an amazing place that uses horses to enrich the lives of children that are going through a number of physical or emotional problems.

Saturday night Meghan and I drove up to Cleveland to spend the night with my sister in law and two nieces in a hotel.  She got up Sunday morning to run the half marathon and I stayed with all of the girls while she left at 5:30am.  We had a fun time swimming in the pool Saturday night and having a great girly sleep-over. 

By Sunday we were all pretty beat and tried to get plenty of rest.  :o)

Make sure to check out this months challenge HERE.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Free Digis For Sunday- Pregnant Mommy, lil girl, and the great race

Make sure to check out this months challenge HERE.

I hope you're all having a great weekend!

This was inspired by the funny relay race that they did at my work this week.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Free Digis For Saturday

I know I have a number of followers from outside the USA, so I thought I would start to do some digis that focus on those other countries too.  Let's start with Canada, my neighbor to the North.

Make sure to check out this months challenge HERE.

I love this Canadian Mounty.  He looks very distinguished.

Glad I didn't have this job.  I'd have that food all over me!

Meggie Mac getting ready to bake some chocolate chip cookies.  Yum!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Free Digis For Friday - Grad, Flower, and Breast Cancer Runner

Make sure to check out this months challenge HERE.

I have a number of digis to catch up on posting, so you will get quite a few different themes between now and the rest of the weekend.  :o)

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Free Digis For Thursday - Patriotic Bear and Cat

I thought that these images would be great for The 4th of July or Memorial Day.  I just love the beard on the little bear.  :o)

Make sure to check out this months challenge HERE.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Free Digis For Wednesday

My duaghter and I had the best time playing nurse / doctor with her toys a couple weeks ago.  She just loved putting bandages on and bandaids on them and playing Clinic.  She was a nurse and I was the doctor.  The doctor / patient bear below was inspired by that.

Make sure to check out this months challenge HERE.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012