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Thursday, November 26, 2009

So Much to Be Thankful For!!!

I hope everyone has had a happy & blessed Thanksgiving! I know I have so many things to be thankful for but most of all I am thankful for a God that loves me in spite of who I am. He is God who is always there even when it doesn't seem like He is. His love for us is so amazing - it is truly indescribable!

On November 5, there was a challenge on Facebook to post something that you are thankful for each day. I went back and looked through the postings I had made and compiled them here. I think I was actually able to post something everyday from November 5 until last night. When we start writing down all the things that we are thankful for it makes us really take a step back and realize how blessed we truly are. My sister and I were talking tonight at dinner about how grateful we are for our families and our health. She was thinking back to 5 years ago when she was first diagnosed with breast cancer and I was thinking about Thanksgiving 10 years ago when my youngest son had leukemia. We were talking about how far we have come and how blessed we are. I have no idea why God chooses to bless me so immeasurably but I do know that I am so thankful that He does! So here is a list of my postings from the last 3 weeks. May God bless you --- Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His faithful love endures forever. Psalms 107:1

  • Today I am so thankful for my salvation - to know that a wretch like me could me saved from my sins still amazes me daily!
  • Today I am so thankful for the unconditional love of my Savior.
  • Today I am so thankful for my wonderful hubby who loves me for who I am and accepts all my flaws.
  • Today I am thankful for my 4 wonderful and amazing children!!!! (As well as my son-in-law and future daughter-in-law!)
  • Today I am thankful for godly parents and godly in-laws.
  • Today I am thankful for godly friends who help me stay accountable and accept me for who I am.
  • Today I am thankful to be an American and for all the men and women who defend my freedom everyday!!!!! A special thank you to all of our veterans.
  • Today I am thankful for grace, mercy, sanctification & justification.
  • Today I am thankful for a great job!
  • Today I am thankful for a wonderful hubby who cleaned and cooked while I was scrapbooking (And also thankful for everything that goes with scrapbooking!!!) I am so blessed.
  • Today I am thankful for the freedom to worship in a Bible believing, Bible preaching church. I am so thankful for Southside Baptist. Looking forward to great services today.
  • Today I am thankful for a great 30 minute walk at the river. So relaxing!!!!
  • Today I am thankful for an evening of no responsibilities. I have had another great walk at the river and am so relaxed now!!!! This is the day the Lord has made, I will be glad & rejoice in it!!!
  • Today I am thankful for showers of blessings.
  • Today I am thankful for good friends that even though you may not see each other all the time there is still a major connection!!!!
  • Today I am thankful for the excellent health of my children. 10 years can make a huge difference-thank you God for complete healing!!!!
  • Today I am thankful for lazy Saturdays,
  • Today I am thankful for my parent's 42nd wedding anniversary - Happy Anniversary!!! Love you!!!
  • Today I am thankful for short work weeks!
  • Today I am thankful for my God that paints a beautiful sunrise for me each morning.
  • Today I am so thankful that I have so much to be thankful for!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Art & Soul -- FREE Online Creative Classes

How does FREE sound for a scrapbooking technique class? Wouldn't you love to learn new tips and techniques each month for FREE? In addition, you can get a special deal on specific items each month as well. Where can you get all this? It's easy - my website! Each month CTMH features a 10-15 minute video tutorial that shows great ideas for scrapbooking and papercrafting as well as highlighting new stamping techniques. You can find these fabulous Art & Soul vidoes by clicking here. Once you have viewed the video you will have the opportunity to purchase an item or items tha twere highlighted in the video at a great discount.

As of right now, we have 19 Art & Soul videos along with several other PBS Webisodes. It's a great way to get your creative juices flowing!!!!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Pumpkin Decor - Altered Flower Pot

Last month Jeanette Lynton (founder & CEO of CTMH) posted the cutest pumpkin decoration made with B&T paper and a terracotta flower pot on her blog. Well, yesterday after our workshop we had some croppin' time and I decided to make one for myself! So here it is:
All you need is a 4" terracotta flower pot, one sheet of B&T paper (I used one of the Grace papers) cut into (24) 1/2" x 7" strips, glue dots and desired embellishements (mine has basic buttons, waxy flax, and ribbon).
I am using it as a candy dish now, but I think I may get some potpourri after the candy is gone!

GRACE - November Creative Class

I had a great time at the November Creative Class. We completed 4 pages using the Grace WOTG (you can get this kit by clicking here or by contacting me). I have added pictures of my nephew and his new wife (they got married last December when he came home from Japan --- he's in the Marines). I am planning on giving them these pages as a start for a scrapbook for their life! These pages were truly fast, simple, & easy -- the CTMH way --- yet they are so beautiful!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

My Daughter's Wedding - -Display Album

A secret pal sent me this amazing display album created in the colors of my daughter's wedding.  It was ready for me to simply add photos!!! Isn't it beautiful!!!!  Contact me if you would like to know how to make your own one of these.