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Friday, April 24, 2009


HAPPY FRIDAY YA'LL!!! Now the first thing I want to say is thank you for all the nice and supportive comments yesterday! I will try not to get on the soap box too often in the next year - but hey... sometimes a girl has to do what a girl has to do!!!! (And I am sure you all understand that!!! LOL)

Before I get to the Friday Freebie - I just want to remind you that the Scrapbooking, Cards and More membership will be kicking off on May 1st!!! That is ONE WEEK from today!!! So if you have not signed up yet - get on over there and do so!!! You don't want to miss out on the kick off of this membership - and don't forget - everyone who signs up by Midnight (eastern time) May 1st will be entered into the drawing for the Beloved Keepsakes Big 'Ole Bag of Scrapping Crap!!!

So now on to today's freebie (which is why you are really here!!!) LOL This idea came from my very own blog reader Jzayler!!! She left this comment on Wed:

How about a sand dollar? I love the story of the sand dollar. My son just got engaged and I was suggesting a sand dollar theme for their wedding.

I too love the story of the Sand Dollar - so I whipped up this really simple but very cute (IMHO) file! Not only does it have the title - but it also has two different type of Sand Dollars along with the Sand Doves (these are not pictured)!!!

Sorry File is No Longer Available - Make sure you check back NEXT Friday for FREEBIE FRIDAY's at Beloved Keepsakes!!!

Even though I am offering this file for free download - it is still a Terms Restricted File - meaning that you will abide by my TOU. If you do not have a copy of my TOU click HERE to get it!

This file will only be available for a limited amount of time.... once it is removed from the blog it will be available for purchase at Paperthreads.

Before I leave - I thought I would actually share with you the...

Legend of the Sand Dollar

There’s a lovely little legend that I would like to tell,
of the birth and death of Jesus,
found in this lowly shell.

If you examine closely,
you’ll see that you find here,
four nail holes and a fifth one,
made by a Roman’s spear.

On one side the Easter lily,
its center is the star,
that appeared unto the shepherds
and led them from afar.

The Christmas Poinsettia
etched on the other side,
reminds us of His birthday,
our happy Christmastide.

Now break the center open,
and here you will release,
the five white doves awaiting,
to spread Good Will and Peace.

This simple little symbol,
Christ left for you and me,
to help us spread His Gospel,
through all Eternity.

I hope you like this weeks Freebie Friday!!! HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

Until Next Time!


Lori McDonald, Designer

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Caroline April 24, 2009 at 2:21 AM  

Thanks for the freebie, I hadnt heard of the legend before, so it was nice that you included that in your post!

jzayler April 24, 2009 at 7:19 AM  

THANK YOU Lori! It is beautiful!

sussann April 24, 2009 at 9:35 AM  

lovely! Thank you so much!

ps...thinking of you...

Deb C,  April 24, 2009 at 11:25 AM  

Thank you Lori
I love sand dollars
I had one many years ago
kept it for ages and i broke it by accident and there were the doves
now reading ww.seashells.org/cleaning/sanddollar.htm you can harden the shell - 1/2 white glue and water mixture - wish I had known

But remember there is another lesson
Under the cover of a sea urchin - ordinary - lies beauty - and so does it in all of us

Thanks again for the story and the file -brought back memories of a trip long ago

Brenda Schonig April 24, 2009 at 12:01 PM  

Lori thank you! My daughter just got home Wednesday night from three days at 5th Grade Oceanography Camp in San Diego. Her prize that she came home with???a SANDDOLLAR! She asked me to scrapbook it! How perfect is the cutter file and the poem! Thank you

Lisa April 24, 2009 at 12:28 PM  

Thanks Lori! I've never heard this before was nice to read about the legend.

C. Sage Deerborn April 24, 2009 at 1:17 PM  

Thanks for the freebie and the posting of the legend.

Tonya,  April 24, 2009 at 2:21 PM  

Thank you for the sand dollar. I have tried many times to fine a "whole" one on the beaches, always seem to find just parts.

Anonymous,  April 24, 2009 at 6:15 PM  

Thanks so much Lori. I enjoy your blog. Tell your hubby thanks too. I just can't imagine being a military family. God bless you and your hubby. Pam

Anonymous,  April 24, 2009 at 6:38 PM  

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Scrapbook Freebies Search List, under the Alpha(s),Font(s), Word Art(s) post on Apr. 24, 2009. Thanks again.

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