Friday, August 17, 2012

August MFP Blog Hop- Oh Crab

Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's 
   August Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Lesson Learned Featured August 14
Bring on the Sun Featured August 15
Tree Greetings Featured August 16
Oh Crab Featured August 17

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be announced on August 18, 2012 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 11PM EST on Friday August 17, 2012.

 

My first thought when I saw this set, was what a cute little crab. The next thing was a song that my mother in law told me that she always sang to her kids when they were having "A MOOD"
The theme song from Captain Kangaroo's Crabby Appleton.
 My name is Crabby Appleton,
I'm rotten to the core.
 I do a bad deed every day,
and sometimes three or four.
I can't stand fun for anyone,
I think good deeds are sappy,
I laugh with glee, it pleases me,
when everyone's unhappy.

 Have you ever just been in a crabby mood? I have noticed lately that my hormones are doing wacky things. One minute, I'll be happy and then the next, I'll be wanting to strangle someone, in a VERY CRABBY MOOD. A couple of weeks ago at church, I was sharing this with my dear friend Jean Shanks. I love having older friends, because they have been where I am going. She said, she thought that when my hormones got a little more regulated, that I would stop having such wild mood swings. I saw her this last Sunday after church. She was standing by the door with her walker, with a big smile on her face. If I had known that it would be the last time I would see her this side of heaven I would have run back inside to give her another hug, and tell her that I loved her. She passed away today. I am so sad for me, but so happy for her. Last year we sat a funeral of another dear friend of ours, and my friend Jean shared that she didn't know why she was still around. Her body had started giving out on her many years ago. She had so many stents put in her heart, she lost count. She had to have dialysis, and she was in so much pain, but you would never know it because, she always had a smile on her face and NEVER complained. What an example to me. Next time I am feeling crabby, I hope I will be able to put things in perspective and get cheerful again and not be a CRABBY  Appleton.

. This song by Chris Tomlin is how I imagine my friend Jean tonight...
"I will rise, when he calls my name.
NO MORE SORROW...NO MORE PAIN.
I will rise on eagles' wings, before my God, fall on my knees and rise."
 

25 comments:

  1. It is a very cute image and you have made it even cuter with the googley eyes, cheers Linda

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  2. Lovely crabby card and beautiful sharing!

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  3. Love your long card, MariLynn!!! Yep, we all get "crabby" now and then....sometimes more now than then!

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  4. Oh MariLynn what a beautiful example of a Godly woman you have had as a friend. I pray you will remember her with joy.
    Your card us cute!! Love it and thanks for the smile.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  5. Cute card, MariLynn. You did a great job with the sand and water. Your song was so funny and just the cutest. And, I'm sorry you've lost a dear friend.

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  6. Your crab with his googlie eyes is so cute. I am sorry about the loss of your friend.

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  7. Debbie,
    Adorable card and loved the crabby song! What sweet thoughts of your late friend - she is probably smiling at you now!

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  8. Mr Crabby never looked so good! Capt. Kangaroo seems to popping up all over the place lately...is it an anniversary or something. I do remember that show! wish it was around when my boys were small.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  9. Mr. Crabby never looked so good! I remember Capt. Kangaroo. wish that show was around when my boys were small.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  10. Such a fun story behind the crab!! Praying for you as you morn the loss of your dear friend. I love the older people in my life too - they are such dear treasures from the Lord! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

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  11. So sorry about the loss of your friend, Marilynn. Our elders have so many valuable lessons to teach, don't they? Your card is darling with the googly eyes.

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  12. So sorry about the loss of your friend, Marilynn. Our elders have so many valuable lessons to teach, don't they? Your card is darling with the googly eyes.

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  13. Like the coloring of your card. I use to watch Captain Kangaroo. Nowadays this reminds me of Sponge Bob. My Daughter headed back to college to begin her Junior yr this morn & I'm already missing her. Need to go do some more crafting/stamping.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  14. Your card is lovely. But even more so are your words about your dear friend.

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  15. Wiggle eyes! Adorable! And loved your swap card for July. Thanks so much!

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  16. Love your tall card! :) Janis

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  17. Very cute crab card with the googly eyes and fun song.

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  18. Oh my your crab is so cute! I really like the eyes. TFS AJ-

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  19. Too cute.. and I just saw one of your swap cardds awesome......Lis

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  20. That crab cracks me up:)What a cute card!!

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  21. Your crabby card is just so delightful - love it!

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  22. Cute card; love the wiggly eyes. So sorry you lost your friend, but she is rejoicing around God's throne tonight.

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