Friday, September 28, 2007

I just recently had a birthday. (not telling you how old I turned) It was a good one, I will say that.Even despite the fact that my birthday falls on 9-11. I had a few people who are very dear to me come over and we ate, talked and managed to get a few creations done. My DH took the kids out (did I mention I'm spoiled!!!?) and had the whole evening with my friends in complete serene!!! I love my children, but it was nice to have adult conversations. LOL� And it was a blessing to be with my friends.
One of my most treasured gifts this year was a new CD by a family we know who compile their own CD's. They are a testimony of true devotion to the Lord and I am encouraged every time I listen to their music. They have a few now, and we are enjoying learning as a family to sing along with the music. �Although I find it very difficult to find a favorite. I thought I would share their link should you care to check it out for yourself and hear a few �samples of their music. My husband new them growing up. I know it will bless you immensely!!! �It has blessed me!!!


Here's the link

Monday, September 24, 2007

What makes me HAPPY

What makes me HAPPY!!!

1.Chocolate, the more the merrier,LOL!!  But give me real chocolate, not candy bars. BLAH!
2.When my DH brings his computer downstairs into my room and plays his game while I craft away--"Just so he can be with me!!"" {Love Him!!!}
3. When I get time to play and get something out of my brain that I have had bottled up for quit sometime. TOO many ideas and not enough time!!! This was one of those times. �Last night I got to copy an image out of the new IKEA catalog and make some more of my own Background paper. I am sure I will use this in many more ways and many more colors. �
4. Sharing my creations!!!

All supplies are Close to My Heart with the exception of the Button and the ribbon.


WAY TO GO!!!!!!

Here's a 4x4 card I made with a matching envelope. �Make someone feel extra special with their accomplishments!!! �I used Close to My Hearts 4x4 envelope template and a sentiment�{Way�to�Go!} from a past stamp of the month. �I love velvet!! �So I had to use some of my new ribbon I got from Micheal's. �I love Rick Rack too, so the combination of the two were just too much to resist, LOL!


Friday, September 21, 2007

Flat OUT!

Well, I guess I am a busy Momma. Got too busy for awhile, and then realized I hadn't seen or HEARD the little one in a while. �Thought I should go investigate. �And this is where I found him------FLAT OUT------- on the floor of all places. �Poor guy!! �He must have been too tired to make it to his bed, which was RIGHT there!!! �I can't believe he found the floor a comfortable place to sleep!! Yah it's carpeted, BUT!! ��I guess these little ones will really sleep anywhere!! �So I scooped him up and put him in bed--- that's better. �Now I've been a good mom!!!LOL!!! �He's too precious!!!


Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Another Baby Card

Another card I made using some scraps from a layout I did. �I'm really just trying to see if I am smart enough to figure out how to Watermark my pictures,LOL! �I AM NOT so computer savy. �But I am learning a lot. I even surprise myself from time to time,LOL!!!


Tuesday, September 18, 2007

New Baby Card

I made a little card for someone special. �The adoption went through, and they have a baby all their own now. Fresh from the Father's loving hands! �I can't claim the layout of this card as my own, but I did adapt it to make it work. �Most of the supplies are Close to my Heart. With the exception of the button and Chip Board. �Although the "BOY" is covered with CTMH'S awesome double sided textured Cardstock. �


Friday, September 14, 2007

First Altered Box

This was a Christmas gift I made for a dear and wonderful friend. �I took a box from Micheal's craft store and covered it with some scrapbook paper I thought she would like. �Made matching cards to go inside with some of my favorite stamp sets. �This was one of the first ones I ever did. �Since then I�have loved doing it so much I have plans to do a lot more of them�as�gifts.�But�I�have�yet�to�


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Altered Box, Card gift set

Altered Card Box/Gift

Thursday, September 13, 2007

an introduction to ME

I am a daughter, a sister, a friend, a wife and a stay at home-homeschooling mother of four beautiful children.{Who you might see on here occasionally} But most importantly I am a child of God, created for his glory. A creation of art with purpose.{need daily reminding of this fact!!!}

Webster's describes art as ": an activity whose purpose is making things that are beautiful to look at, listen to, or read.

Needless to say, I am still a piece of art in the making! Daily being conformed into the image of Christ. I will not be perfected until I am in Heaven with my Saviour. But that doesn't stop me from trying to be more Christ like. �It's the same with my art, some days I am always feeling like I have too much to learn and will never produce some of the awesome things I see out there. And other time I can be really surprised with the results. �But I enjoy the challenge and the push to learn more and grow in my knowledge. Which brings me to why I am here. �I do not profess to be " all that and a bag of chips" as quoted from a good and dear friend. Yet i have a desire to share with others the art that I create. Even if I don't know all there is to know yet. �Art is for fun, and one never knows how it will turn out int he end. It can be spontaneous, planned, but always beautiful to look at. It can put a smile on a down cast face, bringing some much needed cheer. It can tell a story that should never be forgotten. Left there to be seen again, and again by someone who needs that little reminder of just how important they are to you. �

This is why I scrapbook and handmake special cards for the ones I love so dearly. It is one of many ways I can let them know how special and valuable they are to me. And when I am no longer here, I will have left these things behind to remind them of that fact.

FOR: " Blessed are the children of scrapbookers, for they shall enherit the scrapbooks."
----Author Unknown

May you be blessed.