{and some additional good news at the bottom of the post}

If you pop over to FOREVER FRIENDS challenge blog, you will see some great cards from the Design Team using Roses are Red.  This works perfectly for me, as I am Culturally Jewish and our colors are Blue and White, like the Israel Flag, so for the ROSES ARE RED, I got to make a great "Christmas Entry" card and chose to use the gorgeous Christmas colors!  I loved that!  

So folks, this is my Christmas card...full of love, cuddles and hopes for a rebirth of Divine Love! I hope your Christmas Holiday Shopping is done! I'm a bit challenged too, needing to purchase 8 days worth of gifts!  You can't exactly "pick names" for that! Oh, I guess you could - maybe I could just give someone a latke and sour creme or a dreidel!  Hmmm.  Don't think it would go over well. 

OK enough about my holiday shopping dilemma...For the FOREVER FRIENDS CHALLENGE, You have two weeks (a fortnightly challenge) to enter the Roses are Red Challenge, so get out your red crafts and craft the night away!

Here is my card on their forum, as one of the FOREVER FRIENDS CHALLENGE BLOG Designers:

Oh Lewis!  Lewis is checking all my settings in the canvas shooting range for me!
"It's a go mom!"

They are the most cuddly delicious images that FOREVER FRIENDS produces.
The cards are found at Hallmark Card Shops too.

I fell in love with these two!  She just had to be Pink!  I stamped the mini tag with the word "{love}"

The first two lines, not an original.  
The second two lines, an original!  Do you like it?

Oh, here is Lewis again saying "like me better than her silly card.  I'm much more handsome!"
"and I move and play and cuddle ~ for real!"

Doing an unusual treatment to ribbon adds such a nice look and is SO simple to do.

If your challenge I submitted my card to is Christmas, please read my beginning paragraph on the blog. It will explain alot. I thank your very much and hope you will still put me in the running!

This is the completed project.  Both a card, and a tag - or a card and tag.  The tag can be taken out and put inside the card or the entire card can go in a larger envelope.  Many options.  What is important is those squishy adorable bears that you can only find at FOREVER FRIENDS!!!!


I was approached by LEXI'S CREATIONS yesterday and invited to be part of their DESIGN TEAM
I was chosen last week to be part of DIGITAL DELIGHTS CHALLENGES DESIGN TEAM
Both posts begin in January 2012

I was named STAMP-N-DOODLE'S ADVISOR last week.
This is effective immediately

G-d has been very good to me.
Thank you G-d - Anything Goes - Tis the Season #35 - Christmas #55 - Glitter, Snow, Red - Wrap Up - Make it Shine, Glitter #69 - Christmas #68 - Merry Christmas #194 - Anything Goes - Anything Goes #123 - Winter Card #127 - Last Minute Christmas - Yipee - Snowflakes - It's Beginning to look a lot like Christmas #59 - Anything Goes #7 - Christmas - December Challenge - Anything Goes #99 - Anything Christmas Roses are Red #65 - A Traditional Christmas - Traditional Colours for Christmas #18 - Christmas Projects #22 - Christmas #2 - Doodling December - Let it Snow #85 - Red, White & Green #147 - A Card with a Sentiment - Snowflakes and Sparkle - Glitter - It's Beginning to look alot like Christmas - Bling - Traditional Colours - All Creatures Great and Small #51 - Photo Inspiration (2nd Entry) - December Challenge - Christmas #120 - Christmas Fun (4 week long challenge) - Christmas #72 - Don't Look at the Light


  1. Well good grief girl you are going to be crazy busy. A HUGE congratulations on all your new endeavors! Lewis looks like a sweetie and your card is adorable. Love that you made the girl bear pink. :-)
    I didn't forget that you asked about my pics. I use a homemade light box. You can find the directions on my blog. Hugs!

  2. oh hun,you are going to be busy,massive congratulations on all your new ventures,loving the card hun its just stunning and just adore your cat oh so cute hugs cherylxxxxx

  3. Soooo cute and adorable creations! Thanks for joining us at Penny’s Paper-Crafty Merry Christmas Challenge!

    Kathleen – Guest Designer
    Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz at

  4. Wow congratulations on all of this, fabulous!!!! The cards are adorable and so is the cat!!

  5. This is just gorgeous, what a fab creation love it!

    Thank you for sharing with us this week at MAWTT, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  6. Gorgeous creation, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  7. Beautiful card!
    Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!
    have a fabulous, crafty day, Debxx

  8. A lovely card, so colourful. Thanks for taking part in this weeks CES Challenge!

  9. Very cute work thanks for playing at PTW hugs Rebekah GDT xx and at CCC and Divas x

  10. Its adorable, especially the pink bear! Well done on all your dt positions. Thanks for joining us at CRAFTY RIBBONS.

  11. So lovely, so many little cute details. Thanks for taking part in the Mami Doodles challenge.

  12. Gorgeous card, Samara, and Lewis is GORGEOUS! Massive congrats on DT positions - I'm joining you over at Lexi's - see you there!
    Jo x

  13. I love the Forever Friends bears, and your cat is adorable. Thanks for joining us at 2 Sisters this week. Annette xx

  14. Gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's this time. Carol DT x

  15. Wow, Samara! Congrats on all of your great news! Woo hoo! And your card is absolutely adorable!

  16. great card so cute thanks so much for joining us at paper sundaes this week
    hugs sara x

  17. what a cute card!!

    Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly.

    Fi GDT

  18. Congrats on your new endeavours. This is a fabulous card...and I want to take Lewis home with me. :)
    Thank you for joining us at The Squirrel & The Fox for our Christmas challenge.

  19. Fabulous card, sweet image and wonderful design and colours.

    Thanks so much for joining us at Basic Grey challenge
    xx Heather xx

  20. What a beautiful card, I love the bears!

    Thank's for playing along with The Squirrel and The Fox.

    ***Merry Christmas*** hope we will see you again next year!

    Linda xx

  21. Gorgeous card, totally adorable image! Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck! Delphine xx

  22. well, it is indeed a fabulously fun and festive holiday card... but i have to confess... that ♥LEWIS♥ did sort of "steal the show" with his handsomeness!!!!!!!! :) :) :)


My wish for you is a great day full of laughter! Samara x