Friday, November 27, 2009

Friday Finds

If your not out shopping right now, I thought you might like a peek at the greatest idea...if your just getting back from shopping, you're going to be thrilled at how this little idea can save you a bundle!! This is from Holly over at Squigglefly Digital Stamps:

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Scripture of the Week

"The Lord is my strength and my shield;
my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped.
My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to Him in song."

~Psalm 28:7

I confess, this is one of my favorite images of God- my strength and my sheild. Let's face it, you have the Creator of the Universe as your sheild, there is just not much that's going to get through. there are other verses in the Bible that refer to God as "going before me, and my rear guard". Again, these are great images- God is here. He is in control. When allowed to be in control, when trusted, there is nothing that can stand against Him. Now, if that's not something to give thanks for, I don't know what is!

Scripture of the Week is a regular feature of A Faith PErspective- the faithbooking blog hosted by Scrapbook News and Review Magazine. Join us!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Paper Trained

Here's a layout I made for the Basic Grey event at Scrapbook News and Review Magazine. I got to play with the new Eskimo Kisses line- and you know I LOVED that! These little deer were cut out of a sheet of paper, and pop dotted for depth. They really are a great accent to the page. Then, you can't really tell, but there are stckle accents all over the place on this- giving a nice glittery look for the season.

To see more porjects from this event, be sure to take a peek HERE.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Scripture of the Week

"It is good to give thanks to the Lord, and to sing praises to Thy name, O Most High; to declare Thy loving-kindness in the morning, and Thy faithfulness by night... For Thou, O Lord, hast made me glad by what Thou hast done, I will sing for joy at the work of Thy hands. How great are Thy works, O Lord! "

-Psalm 92:1, 4-5

Are you almost ready for thanksgiving? No, not the holiday. Not all of us live in a country where the holiday is celebrated. But, are you ready for thanksgiving? Are you ready to live in a perpetual attitude of thanksgiving. Thanking God in the morning, all day long, and in the evening. Doesn't leave a large portion of the day open to complainging, does it?

Thanksgiving is an attitude, joy is a decision, and praise is a lifestyle. So..are you ready for thanksgiving?

Scripture of the Week is a regular feature of A Faith Perspective, hosted by Scrapbook News and Review Magazine. We invite you to join us.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Thankful For Friends of Faith Blog Hop

Welcome to Scrapbook News and Review Magazine's A Faith Perspective Thankful for Friends Faith Blog Hop. Today, we're out in force on the internet -- showing our faith and giving the glory to God. United, we stand as Christian paper crafters and blog owners to make a presence on the internet for all to see. We're celebrating the theme of friends and we're happy to share our projects with you based on the verse:

"Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. " Ecc4:9-10a

If you're just joining in on the fun, you can find the start of the train here: First, we would like to take a moment to thank our generous co-sponsors: Layers of Color Stamps, Gina K Designs Stamps and Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps. Together with Scrapbook News and Review Magazine, these companies have donated some wonderful prizes for today’s blog hop.

Prizes? Oh, yeah! There will be three lucky grand prize winners for today’s event.

To enter, simply hop to the blogs of all of the participating staff members of Scrapbook News and Review Magazine, take note of the staff member’s name, and leave a comment on their posts. Then send us an email at listing each of the staff members who participated in today’s hop. It’s that easy. All entries must be received by Monday, November 16, 2009 at 12 noon, EST and three winners will be randomly chosen to win.

What are the prizes?

One $100 gift certificate from Layers of Color Stamps AND a 6 month subscription to Scrapbook News and Review Magazine.

One basket of goodies -- four stamp sets from Gina K Designs and a 6 month subscription to Scrapbook News and Review Magazine.

One set of digital stamps from Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps and a 3 month subscription to Scrapbook News and Review Magazine.

In addition, every participating staff member of Scrapbook News and Review Magazine will offer a free one-month subscription to the magazine to one of their lucky visitors by simply leaving a comment on their blog. That's a lot of chances to win, so let’s get to the Hop!

You've found the blog of a Scrapbook News and Review Magazine Staff Member. In order to enter our grand prize drawing, be sure to put my name on your list. In addition, I'm giving away a one-month subscription to Scrapbook News and Review Magazine to one lucky visitor of my blog. To win, simply leave a comment on this post with your name and e-mail address. Comments must be left by 12 noon, EST on Monday November 16, 2009. Winners will be chosen at random and notified by e-mail within 48 hours.

Since the theme for the weekend nis friends, I've deciced to share a layout I did for one of my BFF's. Holly and I were roommates in college, and friends for years afterward. One of my fondest memories of her, and college, was reading the Lord of the Rings trilogogy outloud to each other. We didn't have television in our dorm room, and this was grand entertainment!

I am so glad that you hopped my way! The next stop on this blog hop is: Patty
at: . Thanks for hopping in!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Love You!

This card was from the Outlines Stamp event in September. I loved the fun of stamping on Cloth. To do this:
1. Iron interfacing onto the back of your cloth. Use a very slow iron for this step, slower is better.
2. Stamp in Solvant ink.
3. Cut out.

It really is that simple! And, the interfacing is so cheap, too- like a $1 a yard. Ha! I got a new weapon in my arsonal!

Want to see more art from this event? Look here.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Scripture of the Week

1 Chronicles 29:11-13 (KJV)

"Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power
and the glory and the majesty and the splendor,
for everything in heaven and earth is yours.
Yours, O LORD, is the kingdom;
you are exalted as head over all.

Wealth and honor come from you;
you are the ruler of all things.
In your hands are strength and power
to exalt and give strength to all.

Now, our God, we give you thanks,
and praise your glorious name."
We devote almost a month to the celebration of Christmas, there are decorations, parties, presents. I am not saying that is inappropriate, either. Christmas is my favorite time of the year. How can you not get excited at the thought of a God that loves you so much, He said aside His Godhood to be born a babe?!
A month for Christmas, and a day for Thanksigiving. Hmmmm.... This month, Scripture of the Week is going to focus on Thanksgiving. this week, have you given God the glory for your wealth and honor? Not rich, you say? Are you reading this on a computer? Did you eat a meal today? Are you clothed, right now? We live in the most affluent time in human history. We are blessed beyond measure. Praise God for all the many things I take for granted on a daily basis! forgive me, Lord, for all the many things I take for granted on a daily basis!

Scripture of the Week is a regular feature at A Faith Perspective, the faith blog and column hosted by Scrapbook News and Review. We invite you to join us!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Outlines Rubber Stamps

Have you discovered all of the amazing events and classes that are held on WEds and Satudays at Scrapbook News and Review? Seriously- there is so major inspiration to be had, and it is totally free!

This is from the Outlines Stamp Comp Feature in September:

I love the texture that stamping on a sheet of cork gives. You can find these sheets at Mike's in the art section in packages of 6. Very Cool!!

Want to see more projects from that event? Here you go: