Thursday, March 25, 2010


I'm doing this on Sunday to get ready for my week...and I have to tell you- this is the perfect card to show you. You know it was 70 degrees and sunny on Friday? Did you know there was 10" of snow on the ground Saturday? Crazy, huh? First day of Spring, and our snow fall has turned to ice storm...yuck. I sure hope your Spring has been more Spring-y!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Scripture of the Week

''For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. "

Is 9:6

I know, most people think of this as a Christmas passage, and here we are- almost Easter. But, here's an interesting bit of trivia for you: Did you know that when a king rode into town in biblical times, the animal he rode upon had significance? If he was riding a horse, he came to conquer. If he came on a donkey, he came in peace. Now, what did Jesus ride on Palm Sunday?

Now, let me ask you this- what do you picture when I say the word peace? Is it a person? Place? Has you life been so filled with battle, that you can't even picture it? Take some time, this week, and try. Picture "peace" in your head. For me, it would be a tropical beach. This is the setting where I have known the greatest peace. Now, add that picture to a project. Jesus is the Prince of Peace- so take that image of peace, and give it over to Him.

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

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Stamping Bella

Here's another one of my early ATC's...I say early because as fun as this is- it only sorta looks like what my ATC style is evolving into. This one was for a spotlight we did on Stamping Bella Stamps...dang, I love this stamp! I love the sassy, musical, isn't she?

BTW, looking for a use for those smootches you bought, cause the container was just too cute? I gave bella a cute little pearl necklace with mine.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

All Joy

I haven't shown you a layout in a dog's life. Yes, I still make them, lol. I made this one to remember God's hand taking care of us in a special way. A couple of month's ago, my DSis, Care, passed out one morning and needed to go to the ER. It turned out to be an allergic reaction, but I can tell you, I was scared. I love that we can use our scrapping to process through our not so positive times, too- don't you? After all, albums that are all sunny and rosey just aren't real life, are they?

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Scripture of the Week

"And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him." Col 3:17

We all have things in our lives we'd really rather not do. What's yours? Come on, be honest. What is it that you know you should do, that you just dread? Does your attitude reflect it? Here's a simple way to know the answer to that question- do the other people in your life know that you hate it? If they can see from your attitude that you despise that activity, you're not doing it in the name of Jesus.

Here's your challenge this week. It's 2 part and I'm going to make it short, sweet, but not so easy. Name the one thing you dread most, and do it for Jesus, in the name of Jesus. Do a project that names your dread, give it over to Jesus, and pledge yourself to this verse.

Simple verse. Hard lifetime of learning to apply it, huh? Good luck.

Scripture of the Week is a regular feature of the faith booking blog of Scrapbook NEws and Review magazine. We invite you to join us!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Did I mention my new love for ATC's? No? I love ATC's. Seriously, such a wonderful size to break out the supplies for- I can often squeeze one in just for play in the evenings. Wonderful!

This was my very first one, so be gentle in your critiques. Made it a few months ago for SNR's review of Darkroom Door Stamps....I LOVE Darkroom Door stamps! The background is alcohol ink on glossy cardstock. After you have the stripes and color comination you're looking for- sprinkle blending solution over the top to create waterdrops. Chasing these drops around with your heating gun makes them more pronounced.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Cherry Blossoms and Butterflies

I thought I'd show you a card from the Jan issue of SNR. This was from a mfg spotlight- Catslife PRess. I love their stamps!! These are rubber, and stamp like a dream. And, Susan is a dear to work with- totally love them!

Anyway- I thought you might enjoy the taste of Spring. This has Flowersoft added on the tree for a Cherry Blossom effect. It cheered me up!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Scripture of the Week

"For this reason Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance—now that he has died as a ransom to set them free from the sins committed under the first covenant." Heb 9:15

Easter is coming, and with it, rememberences of Christ's sacrifice for us. Sacrifice- now there's a word we just don't hear very often, anymore. We don't sacrifice, we buy, grow, add things to our collections. We rarely do without much, do we?

This week, your challenge is to think of something you have sacrificed in the past, or are willing to sacrifice now. Not forever, but how about a season? It's Lent, it's the perfect time for a sacrificial rememberance. Consider scrapping a page, adding a page to your art journal, or writing out a prayer that dedicates this sacrifice to God and His glory.

You might be suprised at how much giving up something can add to you.

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

Monday, March 1, 2010

A New Issue!!

The latest issue of Scrapbook News and REview has published...and we're so excited. Every month gets better and better...and this month is no exception. We have great art, wonderful ideas, tons of techniques to teach youi...not to mention great columns and articles. Are you a scrapper? We've got you covered! Card maker- oh yeah! Stamper? Digi? Yup and yup!

Be sure to stop by and take a look!! Scrapbook News and Review