Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Autumn Splendor

Hi all. How is your week going? Good, I hope. I had to make a trip to Target tonight & ran into a friend, Maria. Maria, it was nice to see you.

Have you seen this new DSP? I just love the colors and the designs. It's so awesome in person. Let me know if you would like to see it up close and personal.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Goblin Greetings Tin

Wow, I can't believe Halloween is 2 weeks away! Here is a fun project for you today. If you would like to order supples, please let me know - you can also shop 24/7 on my website. If you need help putting it together, I'm happy to help you!

Grateful Greetings
Twick or Tweet
Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad
Basic Black card stock
Pumpkin Pie card stock
Whisper White card stock
Night & Day Specialty Designer Series paper
Watercolor Pencils
Basic Black 1-1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon
Stampin' Dimensionals
Sizzix Big Shot
Scallop Circle #2 Bigz die
Clear Circle Bigz Clear die
Baskets & Blooms Bigz XL die
Circles #2 Originals die
Backgrounds 1 Texturz Texture Plates
Round tin

Sunday, October 18, 2009

My Thoughts Tonight

It's been a difficult week with car issues, computer issues, and financial issues, so if you have missed me, thanks so much for coming back.

KC, my cat, wants to say hi to everyone, too.

Tomorrow is Octoberfest at my church so Friday & Saturday I have been creating items for sale. Hope to see some of you there.

I've set a goal to sell a certain amount of Stampin Up items and pre-made items by the end of the year, so I am going to ask all of my friends & family to help me. I'll be selling beautiful hand-made Christmas cards - 5 cards for $12.00. I know I can do it. If you would like to help, let me know.

Friday night was our monthly stamp meeting. We had a lot of fun catching up, stamping, & learning new techniques. I'll be showing you those in the upcoming weeks. There was one thing I learned that I want to start right away. I'll providing weekly projects, promos, tips, gift ideas, etc. I have so much I want to share with you!

I went to church Saturday night & would like to share some of that with you tonight. Pastor's message was titled "Whole Life Stewardship - True Riches in Christ." Jesus said, "Go, sell everything you have and give it to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven." (Mark 10:21)

First, let me say that this was a difficult message for me. Being low on the financial totem pole, it's hard to feel generous & give away what little I have or the money I want to make to buy the things I want to have, instead of giving it away. I wonder if anyone would feel differently about their possesions. I wondered to myself, as I sat there in Churh, looking around at others who were there, will they give everything they have away? I beleive that the text is telling us that the real treasure is God. If some of you are asking yourself - does Jesus really want me to give everything I have away? Can I keep some of it? If I give it all away, then I will be poor. " In our heart, we know the answer, but we want to bargain with God. So, the question becomes, "how much do I want Jesus?" Again, I'm not doing very well with my answer.

After Jesus has this conversation with the rich man, Jesus predicts his own death. Even more radical than what Jesus asked the rich man, God asked Jesus for his all, including his life!. And Jesus did, for us. This was powerful to hear. How many times have I heard Jesus died for our sins? I've heard this since I was in Sunday School! Can you imagine giving your life for someone? Can you imagine giving up your life? Think about those who have died in combat, or those who serve in our Police & Fire Departments who have lost their lives. They died for you and me! Can we ever repay them?

Today, through faith in Jesus, we have forgiveness, and where there is forgiveness, all things are possible.

This was a heavy & difficult message tonight. As Pastor says, maybe we should find a balance. We're not going to give everything away, but if our possessions are preventing us from a life with God, then we need to rethink our priorities. If we can give of ourselves to others, God promises to care for us in this world and the next one. There is a but, life is better with Christ but it is also filled with pain, suffering, etc.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

I'm Still Around

I can't believe it has been a whole week since I've posted. I'm so sorry. My car has been in the shop. I fried the motherboard on my computer. A friend of a friend sold me another computer. Nothing works. I have to go searching for the files & open them up, but they are missing a file so am e-mailing help desks all over everywhere. I've been working (volunteering) at my church several days a week. By the time I get home, get supper, do a little housecleaning, I'm ready for bed! Please bear with me as I settle into my new routine.

I'm trying to finish a couple of scrapbook pages. Hope to have those for you later this week.

I still would like to have a Holiday Open House, but just can't make myself commit to it. Somebody hit me with a wet noodle.

I hope you will come back.


Sunday, October 4, 2009

91 Years Old Today

Happy, Happy Birthday Dona! Let's celebrate! I'll bring the cake, ice cream & balloons. See ya this afternoon.

CS: Pink Passion & Choc Chip Text., Whiper White
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
DSP - Razzleberry Lemonade
Ink - Choc. Chip
Accessories - Choc. Chip 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Silver Brads, Elegant Bouquet Texturz Die, Dimensionals, Sanding Block
Tools - Crimper, Big Shot
Punches - Scalloped Square, Modern Lable

Friday, October 2, 2009

Catching Up

Wow, can't beieve it is only Friday. All day I've been thinking it was Saturday. I have been volunteering a my church several days a week - usually Wednesday, Thursday & Friday and I am loving every minute of it. The self-confidence I lost during my depession is growing by leaps and bounds! I can't thank Jayna enough of that she has done for me, she keeps telling me I do the same for her. I can't remember working for someone who continually thanks you and tells you how much you are helping them! Certainly not my previous employer - AT&T.

I have updated my blog with the new promos & projects for this month, so I hope you have a few minutes to check this out.

Also, I finally have the correct batteries for digital camera battery charger, so I'll be out taking photos of quite a few projects I have for you.

Kathy recently sent my some info regarding a light box that is easily made at home. I haven't had time to look at it, but I'm thinking that will solve some of my lighting problems inside.

KC, my cat, is finding it hard to be by himself when I am gone! If everyone could say "poor baby" it would make him feel more loved right now. (chuckling, but serious)

I've reconnected with my neice, Blair. I have enjoyed catching up with her. Looking forward to more. She graduates from high school next year. Quinn, my nephew, is busy with hockey & school. They are great students and great people.

Well, I have you caught up with my life. I'm looking forward to scrapbooking tomorrow. Have a great weekend everyone. See you on the flip side.