Friday, October 14, 2011

This is one of those "chain" emails that gets passed around--I copied & pasted f/ my email, so it's nothing I made up or wrote, but I think the words are beautiful & such an enouraging prayer for all of us...

Dear Lord, I thank you for this day. I thank You for my being able to see and to hear this morning. I'm blessed because You are a forgiving God and an understanding God. You have done so much for me and You keep on blessing me. Forgive me this day for everything I have done, said or thought that was not pleasing to you. I ask now for Your forgiveness.

Please keep me safe from all danger and harm. Help me to start this day with a new attitude and plenty of gratitude. Let me make the best of each and every day to clear my mind so tha t I can hear from You.
Please broaden my mind that I can accept all things.
Let me not whine and whimper over things I have no control over. Let me continue to see sin through God's eyes and acknowledge it as evil. And when I sin, let me repent, and confess w ith my mouth my wrongdoing, and receive the forgiveness of God.
And when this world closes in on me, let me remember Jesus' example -- to slip away and find a quiet place to pray. It's the best response when I'm pushed beyond my limits. I know that when I can't pray, You listen to my heart. Continue to use me to do Your will.
Continue to bless me that I may be a blessing to others. Keep me strong that I may help the weak. Keep me uplifted that I may have words of encouragement for others. I pray for those who are lost and can't find their way. I pray for those who are misjudged and misunderstood. I pray for those who don't know You intimately. I pray for those who will delete this without sharing it w ith others. I pray for those who don't believe. But I thank you that I believe.
I believe that God changes people and God changes things. I pray for all my sisters and brothers. For each and every family member in their households. I pray for peace, love and joy in their homes that they are out of debt and all their needs are met.
I pray that every eye that reads this knows there is no problem, circumstance, or situation greater than God. Every battle is in Your hands for You to fight. I pray that these words be received into the hearts of every eye that sees them and every mouth that confesses them willingly..
This is my prayer.
In Jesus' Name, Amen

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Some recent projects...

Left page of a Halloween layout using the adorable new Mischief paper and the Old World Alpha stamp set

Right page of the Halloween layout using the Captured Moments stamp set

Roxie paper, one of the new stamp sets featured with the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge,  plus lots of bling! (bling brads, sparkles & silver glitter glue)

Roxie paper, Hooray Bouqet stamp set coordinating with flowers cut w/ the new Cricut cartridge

Roxie paper, buttons, Hooray Bouqet stamp set

Mischief paper, Captured Moments SS, new die-cut cards
(it's hard to see in the photo, but the scene is embossed and the background is sponged to look like sunrise colors using black, gray flannel, honey & sunset)

Always Remember SS, pink sparkles, used Baby Pink & Blush inks
(I took this pic w/ a pin I bought as a gift to go w/ the card, but I forgot to take a pic of the card by itself)

Cupcake cut using the Cricut cartridge and one of the stamp sets that comes w/ it

Inside of the card

Oops--I loaded these out of's both pages of the lay-out (showed separtely above)
Used embossing, cut brackets w/ Cricut cartridge, black ribbon, bitty brads, opague pearls & metal foundry pins