Tuesday, April 29, 2008

I've been obsessing lately about the Cricut Expression cutter that The Pink Stamper highlighted in her blog. This electronic cutter looks awesome in that it will cut letters, shapes, and phrases any size you want. The DH and I discussed how we should each take some fun money from the economic stimulus check coming our way and spend it on ourselves. I'm trying to find some valid feedback on this product from those of you that may have one. Is it worth the money? Does it work as described? Is it durable?

Since I have been thinking so much of my scrapbooking, I had to take time tonight to do a little. Here's a 6X6 page I made of my nephews school pictures.

Handsome boys aren't they.

Currently reading a book called Outflow: Outward-Focused Living in a Self-Focused World, by Steve Sjogren & Dave Ping for our Sunday morning bible study. Current reading talks about how we can minister by being good listeners. God is really speaking to me about listening instead of talking.

Scripture for today:
Proverbs 25:15 "Like an earring of gold or an ornament of fine gold is a wise man's rebuke to a listening ear."

God Bless.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Happy 70th Birthday

Happy 70th Birthday to my Godmother and Aunt, Shirley.

We all celebrated with her at Red Lobster today. It was nice to have Theresa, Kari, and Joy home to celebrate with us.

My cousin Joy and I are the same age and had the privilege of growing up together. Now she lives with her family in Colorado. Here's a picture of the two of us at the party today.

It is great to get together with family and catch-up on one another's lives.

Hope you are having a blessed day!

Saturday, April 19, 2008


Today I received my birthday present from my niece. She sent me this adorable little bag:

Inside the little bag was an adorable little dog stamp. She knows that stamper within me would love it . . . and I do. From the packaging I think she must have purchased it during her vacation in Japan?!?!?

The package also included these new dish clothes & pot scrubber:

All hand made I might add. She is so incredibly talented. When she said she had shipped my birthday gift, I was almost certain it was something handmade. And anyone that knows me, knows that handmade gifts from the heart are the best!!!

Today was a better day after yesterday. Yesterday started with the news that a classmate of my daughters had passed away. He had fallen ill during track practice the night before and taken to the hospital. He died later than evening, cause of death still unknown. It was a hard morning for my oldest having been at practice with him when he fell ill the night before. Our heartfelt prayers and thoughts remain with his family. Please pray for God's peace for his family, friends, classmates, and fellow athletes.

Let me close with this scripture:
"your eyes saw my unformed body.
All the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be."
-- Psalm 139:16
May each of us use the time and talents given us here on earth to glorify our Father in heaven.

God's Peace.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Blog Candy

Just entered to win this blog candy. You should too!


Doesn't it look yummy? Hope I win!!!

I have come across so many stamping blogs recently. I love seeing different ideas.

This week has brought the need to make sympathy cards. My Watercolor Minis (Stampin' Up! Retired) stamp set is one of my favorites and I always love how my cards turn out when I use it. Here's what I created this week.

Today I'll be getting together with my Stampin' Friend (BK). Can't wait to see what we will create and I have a few new stamped items to show her.

Have a great day!