Monday, September 13, 2010

Halloween Cuties Preview, Little Paper Shop Challenge #85, and Book Review: Between Friends

Today's challenge is a Halloween Color Challenge of Orange, Purple and Green.  Our prize this week is the cute Jena Fairy digi. Just add your card to the InLinkz program on the LPS blog and when you upload to a public gallery please use the keyword LPSC85. You have until Sunday at 9:00pm EST to get your card loaded.
The image we are previewing today is called HALLOWEEN CUTIES. There are 4 adorable images along with some sentiments in this set.  Want to win a $15 Gift Certificate to the LPS store? All you have to do is comment on ALL the DT members blogs that are participating in the Hop for a chance to be entered in the random drawing for the gift certificate.You have until Sunday night at 9:00pm EST to get those comments in.

Paper: Basic Grey Eerie
Stamps: Little Paper Shop
Nestabilities, Copics, Prima Flowers, PTI Buttons, Twine, Rhinestones, and Crystal Stickles

Are you ready to start the Hop? Don’t forget to hit them all and leave a comment for a chance to win that $15 Gift Certificate.
Okay, no on to the book.  This book is about 2 best friends and one wasn't able to have children, so the best friend gave her eggs to have in-vitro fertilization done.  Years later, it comes to find out that the best friend has a kidney disease and it is hereditary.  She is scared that she gave her best friend a child who may become sick later in life. 

The one who wasn't able to have children, her husband is a police man and gets shot while in the line of duty.  He actually dies from a brain aneurysm, as they couldn't get all of the bullet particals out of him.  Overall, the book was pretty good.  It's really just about everyday life, the struggles of health, and keeping a family together.


This book was actually very sad for me, as most of you know that my own mother had kidney failure and died from a brain aneurysm in 2004.  But I would still recommend the book to anyone who likes to read Jodi Picoult's books.  It's written in the same style and has all the different character's view points.

Well, I hope you all have a lovely Monday!  Though it's back to work for me...I'm actually teaching a class this week.

42 comments:

  1. Super cute, great Halloween color combination.

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  2. OMG Sparkle this is so cute! Love the design and the cute image. Her glittered hat is awesome
    love tasha xx

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  3. Beautiful sample. Love your sewing and all the pretty bling. Great card girl!!!

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  4. Wow! Very pretty! I love the row of purple bling.

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  5. Super cute card. I love the different blocks of paper.

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  6. What an adorable card, Sparkle! I'm quite impressed with your sewing. I don't know that I would be able to do so well around that circle! Love the glitter and bling, too.

    Thanks for the book review. I've never read a Jodi Piccoult book. I get the sense that they can be very emotional and sad. You are one strong lady to have made it through a book that had so many similarities to your own mother's passing.

    Good luck with your class this week!

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  7. Such a darling card! I know I have this stamp somewhere, going to have to pull it out!

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  8. What a great card! I love your little witch and the layout of the card.

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  9. This card is so cute! Loving the layout and stitching details!

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  10. Very cute card, Sparkle! Love the gems you added!
    Thank you so much for sharing about the book you read!

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  11. Lovely card....thanks for sharing. Hugs, Ali x

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  12. Just darling! Love the strips of Eerie paper!

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  13. wow, this is gorgeous - love your layout

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  14. Such an awesome card! Love the stitches!

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  15. She is adorable and I like the big orange flower.

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  16. So cute! the stiching and rhinestones are perfect!

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  17. Such an adorable image, and I love they layout you used! That book sounds like a very emotional read. I have a hard time diving into those... So what did you think about the winning couple? I was going for Tenley and Kyptin myself:)

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  18. Wow! I really love the colors on this one Sparkle! :)

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  19. great way to use scraps! thanks for the review!

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  20. Love your combination of dp paired with your stitching and stamping -- you've made a really cute card!

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  21. She is absolutely DARLING, Sparkle! Beautiful coloring, too!

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  22. I love this color Challenge. Your card is adorable. The Bright Flower makes it pop.. These Images are so precious...Great Hop Thanks for sharing..

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  23. great card! and thanks for the book review.
    :)

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  24. Cute card, Sparkle! I love what you did with the papers.

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  25. so cute! love the halloween images that are coming out and your little witch is darling! have a good week!

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  26. This has to be the cutest halloween card! Thanks for recommending the book to us! I thought of getting a book for a friend of mine and remembered that she loves Jodi Picoult's book.

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  27. Such a cute card and love all the little details....like the stitching around the circle and the gems!!

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  28. Love, love, love it!! Adorable card!!

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Thanks for visiting my blog! I truly appreciate you taking the time to read and comment! Love, Sparks