Thursday, April 29, 2010

cheap storage!

I hate to spend money - unless it is on scrapbooking supplies! I needed to get my supplies organized and was looking for some kind of shelving unit for my scrap room. I found this double crate shelf at the thrift store for $1.91. Can you believe it. I put curtain rods half through the crates and added thick foam board to make two extra shelves.

I feel better about having all my ribbons, inks, stickles, stamps, embellies, bling, flowers, brads, etc. out where I can see them. Maybe I'll actually start using them more : )

Shared my scrapping space with someone tonight and learned that two people cannot work at one table. Well...maybe because she had a big poster board, that makes a difference. Can't wait to see if me and my sister will be able to work at the same table (she's making jewelry). If not, I'll reorganize the room again so 2 tables are pushed together (like at Pati's house). But that means I'll need another shelf (or 2) for all the fun stuff sitting on the extra table. And I'll need to lose some weight so my behind doesn't knock down my shelves when I scoop around them :O (yes, I went there)

Card set 4-29-10

Here's a set of note cards I altered.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Cards 4-25-10

Having fun with my cricut! The butterfly was cut from a free SVG and so was the flower row on the second card.

I used my own pictures for this one - okay, not just mine...David took one and my sister took one! This one has Psalm 139 overlaid on the pictures.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

My store is open for business!

Yippie - I finally got my ArtFire store set up - or you can hit the flower ---->

If you know of anyone who loves to send cards but doesn't have time to make them - send them to my store.

Cards 4-23-10 - masculine

I saw this paper at the Scrapbooking Expo in Columbus and thought it would make great masculine cards.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

cards 4-21-10

Got a new toy - just a little one - a craft tray. You can put beads or glitter or whatever in the tray, when you are done with it, you unscrew the corner and pour the items back into their container. Joanne Fabrics $4. Gotta get some GooGone and get rid of the sticker goo in the middle.

Of course, I had to make a card using my new tray! The middle of the flower are seed beads.

Scrap room

I reorganized my scrap room again. I need a professional organizer to come in and get me set up! I added a table so I could have my bling, flowers, stamps, etc. within easier reach rather than stuff in a cabinet.

I think I need the entire red wall covered with a shelving system that goes up about 4 feet - any higher and I won't be able reach stuff while sitting :) Since this is not going to happen anytime soon, I'll just have to make with my make-shift shelf - a piece of laminate flooring siting on 3 canning jars.

I think I need to head over to the thrift store and see if they have anything I can use.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

More cards 4-17-10

Worked on cards today - only got two designs done. I'm hoping to work on more tomorrow.

Brad got home from Alabama - fishing trip with his brother. They had a good time and caught lots of fish.

Friday, April 16, 2010

More cards 4-15-10

I took the day off from work and got some cards done!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

For This I have Jesus

Daily Bread devotion from yesterday: Read Psalm 66:1-15

In an evangelistic meeting in Ireland the speaker was explaining what it means to abide in Christ and to trust Him completely in every trial. Concluding his message, he repeated several times, "It means that in every circumstance you can keep on saying, 'For this I have Jesus'".

The meeting was then opened for testimonies. One young woman said, "Just a few minutes ago I was handed this telegram. It reads, "Mother is very ill; take train home immediately." When I saw those words. I knew that tonight's message was meant just for me. My heart looked up and said, 'for this I have Jesus.' Instantly a peace and strength flooded my soul."

Three or four weeks later the evangelist received a letter from this woman. It read, "Thank you again for the message you gave that day. Life has become an uninterrupted psalm of victory, for I have come to realize that no matter what life brings, for this I have Jesus."

That believer in Christ had found in her Savior the One who would be with her "through fire and through water" and who would bring her "out to rich fulfillment" (Ps 66:12).

If you are enduring a great trial of affliction, remember - for this you have Jesus! - Henry G. Bosch.

If every circmstance finds us abiding in Christ, we will find Christ abiding with us in every circumstance.

Heb 13:5 - I will never leave you nor forsake you.

I hope this brings encouragement to you today.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter

Today is the day we celebrate Easter. For many people it is about eggs and bunnies and chocolate :) and chicks and hunts and Spring.

Today is the day we celebrate the risen Savior. He died in our place...He paid the price for our sin...He suffered separation from the Father for us. But the glorious truth is that He rose from the dead. We can't have the rising without the death. We can't celebrate the rising without appreciating the suffering - and understanding why He did it, why He had to do it.

Our sin has separated us from God. The only way to restore our relationship with Him (and allowing us to spend eternity with Him) is death. Our deaths would not be enough. Jesus died in our place as a sacrifice. He laid His life down and allowed all the sin of the world - past, present and future - to be laid upon Him, so He could purchase our salvation. Such a dear price to pay for each and every person in the world - and then to have so many reject His precious gift.

So, while you enjoy the bunnies, the baskets, the hunts, and the chocolate, remember the Savior and His desire for a personal, love relationship with you.

Blessed Easter to each and every one. Father sends His love.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

the Prodigal Son

I was reading my Daily Bread devotion the other morning based Luke 15:11-24, and it reads in part:

We have all been like the son in this story, who had other plans for his life than what is father had for him. We have all runaway from our heavenly Father (Rom 3:10-12). But He welcomes us when we come to Him.

You too will see the beauty of forgiveness in your heavenly Father's face when you cry out to Him, "Father, I have sinned..." (Luke 14:18). If you're away from Him, head home now and experience His love.

What a perfect time of year to come to the Father. May you all have a blessed Easter.