"And hope does not disappoint us,
because God has poured out his LOVE into our hearts by the Holy Spirit..." Romans 5:5

Monday, November 30, 2009

Tuesday, December 15th Class

Be sure to sign up NOW at Lavender Sentiments Scrapbook Store
for this adorable album class on
This particular album would be perfect for
any teen (boy or girl)
or any reminiscent photos of the artist's choice.
I love the whole vintage/retro look
of the coordinating elements!
and you can make
that suits your gift giving needs...
baby album
teacher thank you album
friends album
birthday album
or my favorite...
Get those Christmas photos onto a
sweet little keepsake like this
and your loved ones will absolutely cherish it!
But you have to learn how to create it first!
Call Lana today!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Our Operation Christmas Child Experience

God blesses us each and every year to be involved
in this special program in some unique way.
One year it was my daughter's Girl Scout troop
picking up and delivering box
as well as taking care of the drop-off station.
Another year, my son assisted his teacher to
encouraged their entire school to donate
and were able to collect boxes from 90 out of 300 children.
Some years it's simply the fun of filling our own boxes.
One seems to never be enough for my children.
The feeling they get shopping for and filling their boxes is
Here is a little note my daughter slipped into her box...

Such love!  May God bless our boxes and all of the boxes
to touch the hearts of many children this Christmas!
And may he bless each and every hand that offers to help
in any way possible to get these boxes into the hands
of the loved and cherished young children!
Blessings in particular to my friend, Andrea
and her sweet sweet family!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Very Special Blog Award!

 "Her children arise up, and call her blessed..."  Proverbs 31:28
How did I get so blessed?
This "Best Mom Ever" Award is given to me by
my precious daughter, Wynne.
Please stop by and visit her blogs here...
and here...
Some blog awards come with "do this and then do that's"
but this one just came to me with genuine love.
THAT is what makes it so very special!
Thank you, Wynne, for thinking of me with this award!
Thank you for much more than that...
for becoming the young lady that you are!
God has blessed me with YOU more than you know!
Therefore, I am rewarding YOU, sweetie,
with a couple of awards for your blogs.

This one is my absolute favorite (now next to yours.)
Your "Way on the Web" is a sweet and subtle
but also bold way to recognize Matthew 28:19-20.
Your heart for Jesus inspires me each and every day.
Keep it up, girl!
Always share His love!
The details for this special blog award can be found here...
Here is what you can do, Wynne,
since you don't know many bloggers...
(especially those who purposely glorify our Father in Heaven)
when you post this award to your blog,
who have inspired your journey with Jesus.
If you have time, tell breifly HOW they have inspired you.
Link to this post with your award.
If you'd like to pass on the award, please be sure to
post the details with it as I've done here.
And one more award just for YOU, Wynne girl!
I am so amazed at the girl, friend, daughter, sister,
child of God you are becoming!
So this award seems prefectly fitting for your
Wynne's Web blog.
Post it with a super happy feeling!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Tiny Baby-Tiny Book-Tiny Baby Book

I love MOSD Perfectly Shaped Build a Book elements!
I actually like cutt'em up and challenging myself
to do more than the obvious of building a book
(although I REALLY like using them as is also!)
This tiny baby book uses only the center portion of the
Perfectly Shaped Scalloped Square piece
from the Build a Book pieces.
I simply trimmed it so I had 3 equal scallops
to make my tiny book.
Then I covered the BaB piece with some SU! DSP
and added some 3x6" pieces of the same DSP for pages.
I like how the pages peek out from each other.
I simply used my Cropadile to punch holes in the binding
and bound it with grosgrain ribbon.

Super easy and super cute!