Verse of the Day

Sunday, November 29, 2015

My Heart is Overflowing

There are very few times that I am completely speechless but this morning I experienced one of them.  This week of Thanksgiving has definitely been one of the best I have ever had and this morning God poured grace and love and blessings all over my already full heart!

It started with taking some time off from work and simply unwinding.  We also finished getting Britt & Jordan's rooms changed over to a 'guest room' and a 'play room' as well as I had the time to get my scrapbook room organized and cleaned.  Those three rooms have been a stressor to me for the last year or so because they just screamed of empty nest, disarray and chaos every time I walked to that part of the house. But not anymore -- I actually feel good about what we have done in there and I am at peace with our empty nest.

On Wednesday we had all of our children and grand-babies here with Nanny & Papa and enjoyed Thanksgiving #1! My heart always fills up when our house is full with family! Then on Thursday, we had Thanksgiving #2 at my mom & dad's with 26 of us gathering and celebrating with each other.  The best part of the day was walking into the house and seeing my mom already showered with make-up on and cooking dinner with Jake helping! For her to be feeling well enough to cook was a true blessing but then to have her not in one of her house dresses was even better.  We all sat outside and enjoyed the beautiful weather then Mom & Dad both stayed outside and watched the crazies play their annual football game. What a difference one year has made with her health!!!!

All of this was followed by a very relaxing day at home on Friday with just me & the hubby as well as a drive down to Nanny & Papa's to sit on the back porch playing cards and again enjoying some beautiful sunshine and a wonderful breeze! On Saturday our house was full with all the kids here again watching the Florida - Florida State game (all of us are Gator fans with the exception of the two sons-in-law) but even with a loss the day was a blessing!

Then this morning --- I still am not even sure how to put everything I experienced in words but here goes.  We went to church at Dunn's Creek where my parents go, Jake is the worship pastor and my nephew plays guitar. Jordan was to be the guest speaker this morning there and up to this point I had not heard Jordan preach since he started at PBA. I watched a video of one of his messages and knew that he had definitely grown in his preaching since he had left and wow - what a message he brought today!!!

As I walk in the sanctuary I realize we have two full rows of family including Mom & Dad, my sister, nieces, an aunt & uncle, Britt, Justin, Andrea & her parents and then Ron & I.  Jake begins the service with Shout Hosanna and my heart starts filling up. We then sing Go Tell It on the Mountain followed by Mighty to Save and end with Holy Spirit.  Here I am worshiping my Lord & Savior surrounded by family with Jake leading worship, Jordan standing on the front row ready to bring the Word, my husband & Britt beside me and knowing that Katie is at her church in Orange Park singing in the choir!  At some point during Mighty to Save my heart begins overflowing and during Holy Spirit my eyes burst with tears of pure joy as I am totally overcome with how very blessed I am! I may not have the fanciest of homes, or designer label clothes or a bank account with lots of money or a skinny body -- but you know what -- I could care less! Because what I do have, money cannot buy!!!! What I have is peace in my salvation as well as in knowing that my husband and all of our children and their spouses have a personal relationship with Jesus and that all of them are living a life that is a testimony of what the love of Jesus looks like! What I have is HOPE and FAITH and LOVE and MERCY and GRACE and FORGIVENESS! And that is what I am oh so very thankful for today and everyday!!!!


Saturday, November 28, 2015

Over 100 Stamp Sets For Sale

I have been cleaning and organizing over the last couple of weeks. During this process I also made the decision to simplify and purge!!!! I have donated a car full of clothes and 'treasures' and now I am ready to part with many stamp sets that I no longer use or have duplicates of!!!! At one time I didn't think you could have too many stamp sets; however, I now realize that the fewer I have, the more likely I will be to use them.

As you will see many of them are barely used and some have never been used!!!! Prices range from $5 - $10, depending on the size (A & B size are $5, C are $7 and D & S sizes are $10).  Anyone that orders over $100 worth in stamps will receive FREE shipping!!!! I am also willing to make some deals for anyone that would like more than 20 stamps!!!!

Please send me an email with the names of the ones you would like  and I will send you a total cost.




Friday, November 27, 2015

Cyber Week from Close to My Heart

I cannot even begin to describe how excited this sale makes me!!!!!

For five days only, from 9 am MST on Monday, November 30 through 4 pm MST on Friday, December 4, there will be nearly 40 items offered at an incredible 25% off retail price!  The items selected are all especially suited to making handcrafted gifts and cards for the holidays - including our Cricut Artfully Sent collection!  

All items will be available in a special shopping category on my website.

There are thirty-nine products included in this sale, which come from our current idea books. Their item numbers are listed below. Additionally, all items will be shown in a special shopping menu entitled “Cyberweek Sale!” on your Online Business Address. 

Z3111 Base & Bling Snowflake Charm—Faux Gold 
Z3112 Base & Bling Jingle Bell—Faux Gold 
Z3135 Base & Bling Snowflake Charm—Faux Silver 
Z3136 Base & Bling Jingle Bell—Faux Silver 
Z3138 Base & Bling Red Bead Charm—Faux Gold 
Z3139 Base & Bling Red Bead Charm—Faux Silver 
Z3180 Picture My Life™ Going Places Scrapbooking Program 
Z3147 Cut Above™ Dapper Giraffe Card Kit 
Z2028 Designer Creations Short Stack Album 
Z2036 Designer Creations Slate Paper Bags 
Z2037 Designer Creations Lagoon Paper Bags 
Z2038 Designer Creations Ruby Paper Bags 
Z2039 Designer Creations Honey Paper Bags 
Z2049 Designer Creations Cupcake Box 
Z2050 Designer Creations Takeout Box 
Z2053 Designer Creations Buttoned Bag 
Z1838 5" x 7" Hinged Display Tray 
Z1750 Designed Décor Display Tray 
Z2006 Designed Décor Red Magnetic Chalkboard 
Z2015 Designed Décor Black Shadow Box 
Z2016 Designed Décor Colonial White Shadow Box 
Z1833 My Creations™ Kraft Container 
Z1871 My Creations™ Kraft 3-Ring Album 
Z1953 My Creations™ Journaling Cards Box 
Z1956 My Creations™ Hip Pics Album 
Z3043 My Creations™ Black Mini Book 
Z3044 My Creations™ Kraft Mini Book 
Z3069 My Creations™ Mini Mix Album 
Z3137 My Creations™ Pint-Sized Container 
Z3168 Cricut® Artfully Sent Collection 
Z1476 4 ¼" x 5 ½" White Daisy Envelopes 
Z1477 5" x 7" White Daisy Envelopes 
Z1478 6" x 6" White Daisy Envelopes 
Z1756 3" x 3" Colonial White Envelopes 
Z1757 4 ¼" x 5 ½" Colonial White Envelopes 
Z1758 5" x 7" Colonial White Envelopes 
Z1759 6" x 6" Colonial White Envelopes 
Z1851 Scallop Border Punch 
Z1997 Triangle Border Punch

This is simply a phenomenal, unique and one-time special offer!  There is no better time to get them and make this holiday season even more special and worth preserving!!!!! 

Also don't forget that starting December 1st, you can order this amazing & beautiful planner system!!!! 

For more details on this planner, check out this post!!!

Make sure you join the current online gathering on the website to receive a FREE gift from me.  


Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The Everyday Life Planner

Here is a sneak peek of what you can get your hands on December 1st! For all of you who love your planner and love to journal & scrapbook too ---- just wait until you see this!!!!

Staying organized has never been easier, or fun, with the new Everyday Life™ Planner system. It’s not just a book to write in reminders and appointments, it can also be used to save memories, and scrapbook pictures. It literally is memory keeping on the go! 

This will be available starting December 1st --- do NOT waste your money on any other planner because this one will do it all!


Friday, November 20, 2015

CTMH Christmas Crafts Blog Hop

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I am very excited to be a part of a special blog hop this month featuring Christmas crafts that have been created using our fabulous CTMH products.  For this hop there will be a variety of projects including cards, stocking stuffers, gifts and even some home decor!

If you are here from Melissa D's blog, then you are on the right track! If you get lost along the way, you can find the full list of participants at Melissa R's blog.

For my project, I chose to use Studio J to create some home decor featuring 2 of my favorite verses about Jesus!

I used the Snowhaven kit in Studio J (this kit has been retired as a paper pack but it can still be found in Studio J!!!!) I simply used journalling boxes for the text and chose to use different fonts to give it a 'subway art' look! I will get 2 12x12 frames and then either give them as gifts or hang them in my office.

Studio J is so versatile you can create almost anything using it!!!! If you haven't tried it yet, check it out here - then let me know what you created! Anyone who creates something with Studio J before Christmas will receive a handmade goody from me (make sure you add me as your consultant when you order your SJ creation in order to receive your gift from me.)

Now hop on over to Katy's blog to see some more great CTMH Christmas crafts!Thank you for joining us on our hop and make sure you let me know what you think about my creations!!!!


Sunday, November 15, 2015

Get Back to the Fundamentals Technique Hop

Welcome to this month;s CTMH Technique Blog Hop.  This month we have 11 creative geniuses showcasing our Fundamental product line - papers, sticker packs, and/or assortments.  And what a perfect month for us to feature this as CTMH's special for November is Experience the “Fun” of Fundamentals! (see below for full details)

If you are here from Wendy's blog, then you are on the right track. If you ge lost along the way, you can always check out Melissa's blog for a full list of participants

For my project this month, I decided to make a card.  

For this card, I used 4 different colors of the Fundamental Enchantment paper pack (Z3126) - notice that each piece has a different resist pattern. The Hello Friend are stickers from the Fundamental Enchantment Sticker pack  (Z3164) and then I added a border with my journalling pen (Z1979) and some bling with the gold shimmer trim (Z1985) and gold bling gems (Z2023). 

Using the stickers made this card a super quick project - less than 15 minutes! (Of course it took me 45 minutes to just decide what I wanted to do - LOL!!!)

If you want to know more about the November special, keep on reading.  Otherwise, hop on over to Haley's blog to see another fabulous fundamental creation!!!!

During the month of November, you can get a fantastic Fundamental Album bundle that includes all of the following:

  • Album of your choice (D-ring or Post-bound)
  • Paper Fundamentals Enchantment (1 pack)
  • Fundamental Stickers Enchantment Pack (1 pack)
  • Fundamental Assortment Peacock (1 pack)
  • White Daisy Cardstock (3 sheets)
  • Memory Protectors™ Value Pack (1 pack Side Load or 1 pack Top Load)

Here are a few pictures of what you will get --- 

Look at all those cute embellishments!!!!!

The teal glitter sheet is a sheet of circles, hearts , stars and triangle stickers for embellishing!

These are 3 of the 4 sheets of stickers that come with the sticker pack --- the 4th sheet is 3 sets of small alphas in 3 different colors!

For more details on how to order this fun special, visit my website!!!! And CTMH has put together detailed instructions and cutting diagrams to use to create some fabulous layouts using this special kit!! Anyone who orders this special from my website will receive a handmade goodie from me! Make sure you join the November Online Gathering on m website to qualify for your gift.