Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
The main image is stamped on Shimmer White with black craft ink (SU) and embossed with detail clear, then colored with stampin up markers. The cardstock is Pixie Pink and Ballet Blue, with purple brads in the corners. There is also crystal accents on the cherries. I think that's about it! Happy Monday. Hope you all have a great week.
Saturday, November 01, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
The paper on the gift bag are from the "Porcelain Prints" DP pack from SU, retired last year, and is paired with "Wild Wasabi" and Rose Red. The little oval label at the top of the bag are surrounded by little 1/2 inch circle punches. I wanted it to kind of look like a flower, but I didn't have a scalloped punch that would work, so I invented my own scallopes! Thanks for looking!
Friday, October 03, 2008
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
I needed a bunch of BOY cards for the young boys at church, and since I hadn't used these SU! images in quite a while, I thought they'd be a fun adventure. This the set called "Over the Top." Pretty cool to be able to stamp one image, (chocolate chip craft ink) sprinkle some clear embossing on it, mat it on some cardstock, and call it a day. The DP is from DCWV and the cardstock is Garden Green and Bashful Blue. The TAB is punched from SU and is stamped with the sentiment from PaperTreyInk. (Faux Ribbon Set). The brown tabs at the top and bottom are some leftover scraps I had on my desk from a previous project, and completed with "screw" brads. "Let 'er rip!"
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
This next card is from the "Pun Fun" set. The kitty is colored with a "mustard" marker, and then matted onto mustard and chocolote chip cardstock. The patterned paper is from the DCWV Retro prints pack. Add some mustard ribbon, and the sentiment "Thank You" from Wonderful Words (SU!) across the bottom, and wa-la!
Friday, September 05, 2008
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
"Save me O God by your name, vindicate me by your might. Hear my prayer o God; listen to the words of my mouth. Strangers are attacking me; ruthless men seek my life... men without regard for God. Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains me. Let evil recoil on those who slander me; in your faithfulness destroy them. I will sacrifice a freewill offering to you; I will praise your name, O Lord, for it is good. For he has delivered me from all my troubles, and my eyes have looked in triumph on my foes."
And then this is what Beth Moore's commentary said about this passage: "We often want to be called of God, then ushered painlessly into a position of service and honor, miraculously possessing the character our callings require. God doesn't work that way. Our appointments are not about glamour. They're about glory. God's Glory. God often works the same sequence in us that He worked in David:
1. He calls us.
2. He prepares us.
3. He uses us.
4. He prepares us some more.
5. He uses us some more.
The tricky thing about God's preparation is how He prepares us... even through trials. We find ourselves saying, "I'm not sure what I was expecting, but I never would have expected this." Painless or painful, enjoyable or distasteful, God always works to prepare us to serve Him, but He rarely prepares us in ways we expect. Why must we experience such preparation? Because any work we've grown accustomed to is usually a work completed. As soon as we've learned one lesson, He brings another. He will continue to work in us until we see His face, because that's the ultimate moment for which He's preparing! "
I'm so thankful that God loves me enough to allow trials into my life that cause me to stop and strive to become more like Christ. That He wants my life to reflect His Glory more than my own selfish ambition and nature. I know I'm so far from that place, and I can't wait to see where the journey takes me.
Monday, August 25, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Young adults... oh my goodness. When did that happen???
Stephen had summer school during the mornings, and he also has a part time job at a sandwich shop called "Paradise Bakery" so while he was busy, Emily, Andrew and I either went to the movies, went shopping at the new shopping center where Stephen works... gorgeous!.... or drove around and saw the sights. :0 Look how TALL Stephen has gotten! He has caught up with ME, and is almost caught up with Emily. That is amazing to me, due to the fact that because of his birth mother being very tiny, we never quite knew how tall he might get. He is very excited about that as you can imagine.
One more picture of Stephen and Emily NOT KILLING EACH OTHER. We were having ice cream at a yummy place and sitting outside and they were goofing around, and I was trying to get a nice picture of both of them at the same time. Good Luck with That! I call this their "model" picture...
More to come soon.....
Saturday, July 05, 2008
This is Emily and her good friend Ashley in their ballroom scene gowns. Wow, can my baby girl kick up her heals!
This is Emily with her friend Josh who played "Frank Butler." What a sweetie. He also played Jesus in Godspell. So talented! Since he's one of the Seniors, this was their last show together. Now it's time to shift gears to the fall show, "Thoroughly Modern Millie," which means tap lessons over the summer! Hopefully by then, Emily will have her driver's license so she can driver herself to some of the rehearsals!
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
It was so great to see some of my favorite kids in the world, Megan, Kevin and Connor, and love on them for the evening, and get caught up with my sweet friend Kathy. And P.S... it was hysterical to watch Mike giving Byron lighting advice inside their worship center... Mike just can't help himself! I think he does this in his sleep! It was a super fun way to spend a Saturday evening!
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Monday, May 26, 2008
Sunday, May 25, 2008
I love this picture of her Grandma Scheevel and her 2 cousins Jessica and Kayla who came to see her show on opening night! Four Blond Beauties! The four of them have a very special bond, and I'm so glad we all live close enough to each other to spend time together.
Now we're in the all the final rehearsals, set up, costume fittings, load in, etc. for "Annie Get Your Gun" at Biola Youth Theater, which opens June 11 and runs through June 21. She's pretty tired already!