Wednesday, January 28, 2009

RSVP Reminder for HappyScrappers

Due to a trip that I'll be taking out of town, I need to move our RSVP date for the February HappyScrappers meeting.

PLEASE RSVP no later than February 20th. It's very important that you RSVP because there are other ladies that would like to be invited in your place if you cannot come.

YES: Myself, Carolyn, Bethany, Shannon, Jessica, OtherBecky
NO: Ms.Joyce, Carrie, Michele

*Haven't heard from: Veronica, Dawn


The verse that inspired this card was:
"I will forget my complaint, I will change my expression, and smile." JOB 9:27
What a simple, but powerful verse. I may go back and try to chalk the negative space around the image.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Turtle Love

I just love turtles. I always have. Why? Because turtles remind me that I should stick out my neck for others. Or, when I'm feeling a little overwhelmed and moving a little slow, then turtles remind me to work at my own pace and keep pushing until I reach my destination.
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love to read comments!

Love and a Hug,

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Quickie Cards

There are times that you only have five minutes to whip together a card. Or, sometimes, like in this instance, you just want to use up some scraps and play with your square scallop punch. ;) These cards were fast and furious, but they'll still be appreciated by the recipient, I'm sure. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I will have many cards and scrapbook pages to share, so please consider "following" my blog (see the side right bar - I only have one lonely follower).

Love and a Hug,

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Bible Verse inspiration for this card was:
"I will remember the deeds of the LORD; yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago." Psalm 77:11

Reflecting on this simple verse, I made this simple card and coordinating gift tag. God is still a God of great miracles. The God that I pray to and worship today is the same God that parted The Red Sea. That's such an amazing reminder of God's sovereignty and power.

Thank you for visiting my blog. Take time today to reflect on the miraculous moments that God has so richly blessed you with.

Love and a Hug,

Monday, January 19, 2009

Say Something Mice - An Oldie But Goodie

Good day, everyone!

The verse that inspired this card:
"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God." Matthew 5:8
I've been thinking a lot lately about purity - purity of heart, I mean. I've been more aware of my need to guard my heart from all kinds of evil..... the importance of filling my heart with that which is good and true and righteous. I may write more about this later.

The stamp I used for this card came from one of my very first Stampin Up purchases - Say Something Mice. It's a darling set with cutesy detailed images and simple, heartfelt images. I hadn't used this set for three years and couldn't wait to play with it again.

The card is also my submission for the Stamp Something Challenge Blog this week. The challenge is to make a "Birthday Something." The winner will recieve a great suprise from StarvingArtist Stamps. Woo Hoo!
Have a blessed day. Remember to take time to read your Bible, praise, pray, and worship.

Love and a Hug,

Blog Yummy Alert!

Check out Kerry's Awesome Blog Yummies at at her blog, Three Clover Designs. While your there, take some time to browse her previous card posts. Her work is amazing. She has an amazing sense of whimsy and uses color boldy, but not overwhelmingly.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Brrrr.... It's Cold Outside!

I was inspired by this Bible Verse: "It was you who set all the boundaries of the earth;you made both summer and winter." ~ Psalm 74:17.
I've heard so many people moaning and groaning about the cold lately, however, I rejoice in the changing seasons as they are only evidence of God's constant plan for all of His creation.
This card is also my submission to the January Inspiration Challenge that I'm hosting in the Crafters Corner section of Strawberryland Town Square. I was inspired by the blues, white, and of course THE SNOW in the inspirational picture. The awesome ribbon was a gift from my good friend Veronica.
I'm off tomorrow for MLK Day, so I hope to stay inside in my cozy jammies and drink hot chocolate. Stay warm everyone, and have a blessed day!
Supplies: Stampin Up Cardstock and Papers (Designer Christmas Pack from '07), SU Bliss Blue Ink, SU All Year Cheer I Stamp, Fiskars Threading Water Punch, Heidi Grace Ribbon, Robin's Nest Dew Drops, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

HappyScrappers February Invitation

Hello, Friends!

Wow! What a fun meeting we had today. :) Thank you Me Me, Peggy, Dawn, Bethany, and Jessica for making it a great day.

Below is the information about the February meeting.

Date: February 28th, 10:00 a.m. - ?????
Theme: "Cross My Heart" (It's a love theme ;)
What to Bring: Something to share for lunch, a door prize, your supplies, and a smile!
What to Expect: Fun, Laughter, Games, Prizes, Goodie Bags, Time to Stamp/Scrap

I will demo a new project: A Sour Cream Treat Container (sour cream not included ... hee hee .... )

Also, we will have hourly challenges. Participation will be completely optional.

If you would like to demo a project, let me know. It's so fun to learn from each other!

RSVP DATE for our next meeting is February 20th. Please RSVP by replying to this email, calling me, leaving a message on my blog, or on my MySpace page.
We certainly started the New Year off right with our January meeting, and I can't wait to play with paper in February. Have a blessed week!

RSVP List:
YES: Carolyn, Jessica, OtherBecky, Myself, Bethany, Shannon
NO: Joyce
Haven't RSVPd: Veronica, Dawn, Michele, Carrie

Friday, January 2, 2009

First Layout of 2009

Well, here is my first official scrapbooking layout of 2009. These pictures are special to me because they are of my grandma's birthday in 2004. The inspiration for the layout came from this week's Splitcoaster Stampers Variety Challenge #57. The challenge was to use pink, red, bling, ribbon, and hardware. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

My Papercrafting Resolution for 2009

I never stick to the resolutions that I make about losing weight or keeping my car clean, but I do seem to always keep my papercrafting resolutions. This year, my resolution is to USE MY STASH. With the exception of an occasional stamp set, and my annual trip to the scrapbooking convention, I'm really going to clamp down on my spending. Is this because we don't have the money? No. Quite frankly, I don't have the space. I have hoarded so much *stuff* at this point that I can't fit anything else in my scrap closet. So, it's time to use it up. I had fun making these cards yesterday. Our electricity went out and the sky was dark, so it was hard to see what I was doing. :) Thanks for stopping by my blog and have a fantastic day!