Monday, September 29, 2008

More blog candy

Jeanette is celebrating 10,000 hits on her blog, Happy Thoughts & Inkspots by giving away some blog candy. She's giving away some cute stamped images and a new release Magnolia stamp. See the details here.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Card with a purpose

Here are two cards I made last night for the Heart to Heart Challenge over on Cammie's Blog. The purpose of her challenge is to be an encouragement to those who are caregivers for Alzheimer's patients. She is giving away a blog candy prize that is absolutely amazing. Be sure to check out her blog for all the details.

The design for my card came from the September 2008 SheetLoad from SheetLoad of Cards. Each month they give you the cutting plans and sketch to make a set of cards from just a few sheets of paper. It was so fun & easy. Be sure to check them out for some inspiration.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Sketch Site

A friend of mine, Jessica (aka Scrapiopath), has set up a sketch site called Scrapbook Sketches for all the sketches she's been doing for us over at Scraps-n-Such. She's developed quite a talent for them and if you like sketches as much as I do, I know you'll not want to miss her site. Be sure to stop by and check out her work here

Recent projects

Over the weekend I participated in an online crop over at AC Bailey Designs. We had lots of fun and I got several layouts done. The crop was school-themed to go along with their current Head of the Class contest. I was thrilled to find out Monday evening that I'd won the title of Valedictorian of the Crop. Yay!

I decided to concentrate on finally scrapping Kendra's grad party. Here are my projects {click on the pics to make them larger}:

For the School Supplies Challenge we were to use school supplies on our layout. I used notebook/grid background paper, a paperclip, staples, three brass fasteners, a gold star, a post-it note and an A+. Kendra said that Sam & Darius were sharing her party because Sam was graduating from K-5 and Darius was graduating from pre-school. I'm not too sure the cats appreciated wearing the grad cap but she had fun!

Supplies: K & Co. Wild Saffron paper & Misc. school supplies

The Favorite Subject Challenge had 2-3 parts. Part one was to create a recipe card. Since all my cookbooks & recipes are still boxed up somewhere, I had to do one I have memorized: Mom's biscuits.

Supplies: K & Company Wild Saffron

Part Two: Do a LO showing food and it had to have at least 2 pictures. I used pics of the food we had at Kendra's party.

Supplies: Papers, ribbon: Paper Studio Memories Page Kit; small red flowers: Prima, Large red flower & brad: MM, black brads: Paper Studio, Colorbox fluid chalk in charcoal & misc off-white flower.

Part Three was for extra credit. We had to make something to hold our recipes. I altered a small chipboard binder to hold 6 x 6 recipe cards of family favorites. I kept the front pretty simple so that it could stay clean while being used.

Supplies: K & Co. Wild Saffron, Modge Podge, Glossy Accents, Letter Stickers: Paper Studio

I have one more LO to show you that wasn't part of the projects I did for the ACB crop. It has a bit of a story behind it. As you know, Dad's funeral was the week before I had surgery this past Feb. I wasn't afraid something bad would happen during the surgery but Dad's fall and subsequent death had reminded me again how quickly things can happen when you least expect it. So, I just felt a need to write something for Tim, Ian & Kendra just in case. The night before my surgery I wrote a couple short notes and stuck them in my Bible. A couple months later I told Kendra about them and asked what I should do with them. As any well-trained scrapbooker's daughter would say, she said, "Scrap them." So this weekend I did. I attached an envelope to the back of the LO and put my original notes in there. Here's Just In Case:


Timmer -
You’re the love of my life and I’ve been so blessed to be your wife. Thanks for being such a man of integrity. You’ve treated me like a princess.

Ian - Always remember that God is always good. He has a plan & purpose for You. Please keep following Him. Stay close to Dad; he loves you more than you know. So do I.

Kendra - Precious girl. I am so thankful we’re friends. I love hearing your hopes & dreams. Stay close to Dad; he loves you so much. God has a wonderful plan for you. Keep trusting Him & never lower your standards. I love you!

The last couple weeks have taught me again how quickly life can change - esp. when you least expect it. Stay close to each other, protect each other, & always love each other. God’s way is always the best way. I love you!

Ian & Kendra - only marry someone who loves & serves the Lord, someone who’ll love you & you love as much as Dad and I love each other. Never settle for less.

Feb. 27, 2008 - Night before elbow surgery - 12 days after my dad’s death.

Supplies: Pink Paislee Spring Fling line, Colorbox Fluid Chalk, American Crafts Thickers, Hero Arts Pearls

Blog Candy

What is blog candy you say? It is when someone who owns a blog decides to give some goodies away as a gift or as an RAK (random act of kindness). It is always fun to get scrap goodies in the mail.

Elina has some Christmas goodies she's giving away on her blog Be Creative. Elina's blog is about several of her hobbies.

Hannah is giving away papers, ribbons, stamped images and lots more on her blog Han's Crafty Creations. She is celebrating getting 20,000 hits on her blog!

Carole is giving away an adorable stamp, papers, embellishments and STICKLES!! I love stickles. Carole's blog is Stardust Gems & Ribbons.

Be sure to check out all three blogs for a chance to win some great blog candy and for some beautiful projects.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

I got to scrap!!!!

I was finally able to scrap last night and it was sooo much fun! I have really missed it. I did a LO for a circle journal over at Faithfully Yours and two cards. The cards are made from scraps left over from the LO.

Dreams Come True

Journaling says:

Left side: Like many young girls, I dreamed of someday having a husband and being a stay-at-home mom to our children. On December 28, 1984, the first part of my dream came true when I married my Mr. Wright. Just a week less than 15 mos. Later, our son was born. As time passed, my arms began to feel empty and I was dreaming in pink. After three years of prayer and some fertility treatments, the Lord graciously gave us our daughter. I was able to not only stay home with our children, but I had the privilege of homeschooling them as well. Truly dreams do come true.

Psalm 37:4-5 Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.

Right side: I grew up in a Baptist pastor’s home and my husband’s parents were home missionaries in KY. When we were dating, Tim told me the one thing I never had to worry about was being a pastor’s wife. He said he knew the headaches and responsibilities and he didn’t want them. I was a bit disappointed because I’d enjoyed being a pastor’s daughter. As the years passed however, Tim began to feel the Lord leading him towards the pastorate. First it was just getting a Master’s degree in Bible, then being ordained, and finally the day came when he told me he felt the Lord wanted him to pastor. I was thrilled. At this time Tim was the Minister of Music of our church. Thru a long series of events, that only the Lord could have arranged, Tim became the pastor of our church on May 12, 1997. I have thoroughly enjoyed being the pastor’s wife.

Here are my cards:

Supplies used: Paper: A2Z Essentials - Sugar Candy - Caroline; cardstock: Provo Craft & Archiver's; Ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk - Deep Green; Brads: Paper Studio; Metal plate on layout: K-Ology; Ribbon: Misc.; Stickles: Stardust I also used pop-dots for dimension.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Yes I'm still here...

I know it's been a long time since I've updated. The reason is that we have moved. June 24th we knew the Lord was telling us it was time to leave OH and move on somewhere else. The faith challenge in this is while we knew He wanted us to move, we didn't know where He wanted us to go. Tim resigned the pastorate on June 29th. Later that week, the doors opened and he accepted a position with Bible Truth Music. He and the owner, Byron Foxx, have been friends for over 20 years and Tim is now Byron's Executive Assistant. Tim runs the office during the week and on Wed. & weekends we travel representing the company. We sing together, Tim preaches, conducts choir clinics, plays the piano, etc.

We moved here to VA on Tues., August 26th. We love the area and that part of the adjustment is fairly easy. The Lord provided a townhouse for us to rent at a cost that is only about 1/3 of the other places we were seeing. Here's a pic of the front of it:

Three days after we moved in to the townhouse, we took Kendra to college in SC. What a week!! She's adjusting well and is really enjoying college life. She's taking 15 credit hours and works 10 hrs. per week on campus.

Life the last few weeks has been filled with boxes, boxes & more boxes. First we were packing them and now of course, unpacking. This past Sat. I set up my scrap space. Now that it's set up, I'm hoping to be able to scrap some -- maybe tomorrow. I've sure missed it.

Here are pics of my new space:


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