Verse of the Day

Monday, May 28, 2012

Praising God!

I am so glad I serve such an AWESOME GOD that is truly worthy to be praised!!!! This video is so worth watching -- I can't even begin to explain it ---- read these verses then watch the video for a guaranteed blessing from our Almighty God!

Psalms 148: 1-14

Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord from the heavens;  praise him in the heights!   Praise him, all his angels;  praise him, all his hosts!  Praise him, sun and moon, praise him, all you shining stars! Praise him, you  highest heavens, and you waters above the heavens!  Let them praise the name of the Lord!   For he commanded and they were created. And he established them forever and ever;  he gave a decree, and it shall not pass away. Praise the Lord from the earth, you great sea creatures and all deeps, fire and hail, snow and mist, stormy wind fulfilling his word! Mountains and all hills, fruit trees and all cedars! Beasts and all livestock, creeping things and flying birds! Kings of the earth and all peoples, princes and all rulers of the earth! Young men and maidens together, old men and children!  Let them praise the name of the Lord,   for his name alone is exalted; his majesty is above earth and heaven. He has raised up a horn for his people, praise for all his saints,  for the people of Israel who are near to him. Praise the Lord!   


Thursday, May 24, 2012

Quick Cards!!!!!!!

Create a finished card in five seconds flat with the new series of single-image A-size My Acrylix® stamp sets from Close To My Heart. Use them for quick scrapbook layout titles or easy, one-step cardmaking. Each one is designed to complete your project with a single stamp, and at just $6.95 each, these stamps are super affordable!


Monday, May 21, 2012

May Use Your Stash Blog Hop

This month the Use Your Stash Blog Hop is featuring metals and brads.  Unfortunately due to the many many many end of year school activities that I have going on right now, I was not able to get a project completed in time to post.  However, I want to link to all the fabulous ladies that did get it completed!  Please forgive me :(

If you are coming from someone's blog and need to get back in the hop, please return to Rachel's blog to find your next hopper!!!

I will try to get back on track next month.


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Love Your Layout - May 2012

Use Studio J® to create a beautiful layout in just minutes by watching this month's Love Your Layout(sm) video. You'll use toggle accents and My Stickease® images to help you preserve those special moments. Watch the video and then log in to Studio J to try it yourself!


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

May Technique Hop ... Yo-Yo Flowers

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month there are several of us highlighting the Yo-Yo Flower Technique as shown on page 27 in the Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book!  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique.  If you would like to start from the beginning, please visit Debi B's Blog .  While there you will also find a listing of all participants and their blog addresses if you should get lost or want to reference a blog along the way.  

If you are coming from Debi's Blog, you are on the right track!

Here is the card I created for Tenley's 1st birthday:

Supplies used: 

  • Lucy My Reflections Paper Pack
  • Creme Brulee Cardstock
  • Celebration Stamp Set (available with Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge)
  • Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge - Banner & the #1
  • Bling Buttons & Sparkles
  • Blush Waxy Flax
Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto Kimberly's Blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping!


Sunday, May 13, 2012

My First Dotty for You Creations

I finally got my first "Dotty for You" special paper pack this week and I made a couple of Mother's Day projects.

First of all, this is an altered coaster photo frame that I taught at our Mother Daughter Tea at church yesterday:

And here is the card I made for my mom:

I love love love this paper and you can get your own set for only $5!!!

But hurry up - this is only available until May 31 or until supplies run out.


Happy Mother's Day

This morning in church I was asked to share a few words on the importance of a godly mother.  As I began praying, seeking God on what He would have me share, He spoke to me about sharing something personal that He has shown me throughout this year.  I wanted to share with you what I shared this morning:

This year God has shown me through several students at school the importance of godly moms. Sandy & I were talking one day as to how many of our kids who struggle (especially some of our boys) do not have a mamma at home to talk to, hug up on, or comfort them at the end of the day much less anyone to pray for them and raise them to be godly.

Being a mother is one of God’s greatest blessings and this experience this year has made me look at myself as a mom. I realized that even though I have messed up many times as a mom, I have always loved my children unconditionally and have made every effort to show them know how much they are loved. I have prayed for them since day 1 and I have done my very best to teach them what it means to live a godly life.

I have also realize just how very blessed I am as a daughter because I always knew my mom loved me, she was always there to give me a hug when I needed it -- even when we didn’t see eye to eye or if I messed up – I never had to question her love for me and I know that to this day she prays for me.

One of my fondest memories with my children is reading the book “I’ll Love You Forever” at bedtime and there is a little saying in that book that expresses a mamma’s love to her child. I have changed it a little bit and want to leave you with it this morning:

So in honor of our mammas:

“We’ll love you forever, we’ll pray for you always, as long as we’re living, our mommies you’ll be.”

It was a special honor for me to be asked to speak on such a special day.  I am so blessed as a daughter and a mother.

Here is a picture of me with my amazing mom:

And here I am with my boys. (Unfortunately both of my girls were sick and didn't make it to church, so I didn't get any pictures with them.)

Here are my flowers that I got --- the carnations are from Katie & Eric and the lilies are from Jordan (he brought them into my Sunday School class this morning - it was so sweet!)

Thanks Mom for being who you are and thank you Katie, Britt, Jake & Jordan for the honor of being your mom!!! I love you all!


Happy Birthday Tenley!

WOW where has the time gone??? Our precious grand baby, Tenley, turned 1 on May 3. It has been an exciting week for all of us celebrating Ten's 1st birthday.  On the 3rd, we went to dinner to celebrate,

then yesterday we had her party:

This year has been amazing and I am looking forward to so many more with my girl!

Happy Birthday Tenley, Gigi loves you!!!!!