Friday, December 16, 2016

New release from Over the Fence Designs - I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

New release from Over the Fence Designs

I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

"I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day" is a Christmas carol based on the 1863 poem "Christmas Bells" by American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. During the American Civil War, Longfellow's oldest son, Charles Appleton Longfellow, joined the Union cause as a soldier without his father's blessing. Charles received an appointment as a lieutenant but, on December 1, 1863, he was severely wounded in the Battle of New Hope Church (in Virginia). Coupled with the recent loss of his wife, Frances, Longfellow was inspired to write "Christmas Bells" on Christmas Day 1863.
Here is a wonderful version of the song on u-tube -

The following is the original words of Longfellow's poem:

I heard the bells on Christmas Day; Their old, familiar carols play, and wild and sweet,
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men! And thought how, as the day had come,
The belfries of all Christendom. Had rolled along, The unbroken song
Of peace on earth, good-will to men! Till ringing, singing on its way,
The world revolved from night to day, A voice, a chime, A chant sublime
Of peace on earth, good-will to men! Then from each black, accursed mouth
The cannon thundered in the South, And with the sound. The carols drowned
Of peace on earth, good-will to men! It was as if an earthquake rent
The hearth-stones of a continent, And made forlorn, The households born
Of peace on earth, good-will to men! And in despair I bowed my head;
"There is no peace on earth," I said; "For hate is strong, And mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!"
Then pealed the bells more loud and deep: "God is not dead, nor doth He sleep;
The Wrong shall fail, The Right prevail, With peace on earth, good-will to men."

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

December 2016 MyMemories Designer Train

Welcome to the December 2016 MyMemories Designer Train!

Be sure and read all the way to the end ... there are links to more free gifts!

This month my BLOG TRAIN theme is: 
Sugar & Spice
All the other participating MyMemories designers are using the same palette but their themes may vary.  Click on the preview below to go to my store and put my gift in your shopping cart.


Gifts you'll find in my store, to sweeten your day ~ Make sure to click on these links as well.

You'll find some sweet extra gifts from me in my store on these pages. These gifts will be FREE along with the Blog train gift through December 31st.
Visit each designer's blog or FB posting for their preview & special link to their MM store.
Click on the link provided,
place their gift in your shopping cart,
check out when you have all the gifts collected.

My Memories Suite is a great software for your digital scrap booking, craft and printable projects. 

BRAND NEW Version 7 is awesome!
Here is a link to download the trial version or to purchase if you are ready.  LINK
Here is a link to MM Suite software tutorials on u-tube: LINK
Ready to Purchase? Use code:  STMMMS55561  - LINK


Buy My Memories Suite now and get:  30% off a photobook or photo gift order!  Plus get the
1st Month Free to the Design Club!
-Easy to Use.
-Fast fill your photos in pre-designed templates.
-Design and customize every part of your pages and layouts.
-Quick and simple ways to add photos, embellishments, shapes, and more.
-Creative Tools.
-Simple editing features with size, rotate, rip, fade, recolor, filters, cropping, and more.
-Sharing for Everyone.
-Print at home, or order prints online to preserve your memories.
-Perfect for digitally sharing with family and friends as jpg, png, or pdf.
-Upload your designs as a custom blog or Facebook graphic.

Here is a list of all BLOG TRAIN participating designers...

ADB Designs -
Over the Fence Designs -
PattyB Scraps -
Kathryn Estry Designs -
Happy Scrap Arts -
Polka Dot Chicks -
Lins Creations -
Caroline B -
Love It Scrap It -
Louise L -
Carolyn's Scrap Creations -
Elizabeth's Market Cross -
Designs by Lisa Minor -
Brenian Designs -
Albums to Remember -
Snickerdoodle Designs -
KJDdesigns -
Dillie's Designs -
Marniejo's House of Scraps -
Becky's Creations -
scrap'n'design by Rv MacSouli -
Sweet Pea Designs -
Sugar Moon Designs -
Ostrea Designs -
Day Dreams 'n Designs -
QueenBrat Designs -
Marie H Designs -
Memory Mosaic -
Triple J Designs -
Benthaicreations -
Staffy Scraps Designs by Stina -
Creatively Obsessed -

I've been filling my store with some great new products!

Thanks so much for stopping by,
Happy Scrapping!

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