Saturday, December 4, 2010

Happy Saturday and A Giveaway....

Yeah, it is Saturday. Who doesn't looking forward to a day of relaxing? The Christmas parade was cancelled due to the weather. The kids are excited we may get some of that White Fluffy stuff... Kim and the kids went to the movie store to pick up a few to watch at least they did pick one up for me Eat, Pray, Love. Can't wait to see it. Thought I would give away some extra goodies. Just a few things I need from you :
1. Become a follower of my Blog
2. Become a Follower of Eye-Lets Etc. and like them on FB
3. Become a Follwer of My Paper Tree House and like them FB ( you will love the challenges)
4. Post the goodies on your blog and post link back here
5. I randonmly choose a winner on 12-15-10
If I reach 100 followers I will give out another RAK....
List of Goodies:
Clear Scraps- Stars
Kaisercraft Bling
Prima Overlay
Maya Road Stick Pins(my fave)
Basic Grey Asst. Brads
Heidi Swap Overlay
Creative Imaginations-Swatchbook and Glitter Brads
Eye-Lets Etc.- Asst. flowers and brads, bottlecaps,mini book and card phrase vellum stickers(another fave)
~To everthing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven~ Ecclesiastes 3:1
Many Blessings,

Friday, December 3, 2010

I am Thirsty...

Are you???? Today over at MPTH Nana posted another challenge for us to examine our heart in order to find whether we are being foolish in trying to still appease a God that was already appeased by the work of Christ in the cross or if we understand the Grace that God has extended through the cross. Once you see the Truth of the cross, embrace it and create a project that shows our gratitude to God for loving us in spite of who we are... After reading ans meditating over scripture today I came to the conclusion that I am THRISTY.... I kept thinking about streams of water and how I feel like I am desperate of thrist and how I need to drink in God's word. That is when Psalms 23 came to light. I could also most picture myself sitting there watching the ripple of the water and the green trees gracefully swaying and the birds chirping. Oh, what a glorious site. When the heat and the winds of the storm come, I will not fear for I know you will be there I will take time and come drink from Your quiet stream. I had a couple of ideas in mind when I went to do this layout at first I started off and wanted to use a vase and have water pouring down over a picture. I just couldn't find the one I wanted to use. So, I started again
and found a picture of an open bible. I printed it out onto cardstock and went from there. I am very happy with the way it turned out. The bible verse I used was perfect for this. ~If any man thirst, let him come unto me and drink. ~ John 7:37

I hope you too will drink the free gift of the water of LIFE...

Many Blessings,

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Sushi, Coconut Shrimp and A Daily Dose.....

A Daily Dose? What does that mean to you? A vitamin, a t.v. show, your morning Coffee? A Daily to me is the "Fruit of the Spirit" just like what Leigh Ann Thomas says in 'Time Out". I mean who would not want to bottle up a daily dose of Fruit of the Spirit. Like she said wouldn't you like to take that little pill every morning so you could be bubbling with love, joy faith and patience. Do you have days that you just want to go MAD!!!!!!! If we all just take a step back and self exam ourselves and our life we will realize that if we do not remember to take our Daily Dose with God, our lives will be dirupted and start leading us down the wrong path. So, today I suggest to you. Get up, take in your Fruit of the Spirit pill and enjoy a some nice quality time with Prayer, Bible study and seeking God's will. As my son Jack walks around the house recieting this Bible verse because he is proud that he memorized it. ~Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.
Psalms 119:11~

Well, yesterday the kids and I headed out to Cookville because Ayla had to havean MRI on her knee. Since my Kim works there we decided to meet up for dinner after words. I was a little nervous driving there by myself because I had not done it yet.
I had no problems it was a piece of cake. I had to stop by Old Navy while I was there. I mean what good is it to not stop they are giving 20% off if you are a card holder. LOL! Anyway, we meet up with Kim and go to our favorite place Mandarian Palace and I had pleanty of Sushi to choose from. I love it that have a ton of different varieties.

It is just like a Japanese Steak House they will fix whatever you want. I even fell in Love with Coconut Shrimp. Granted I do not like Coconut but man it was wonderful.

I hope all you have a wonderful blessed day and stay tuned next week because I feel like giving some goodies away. Remember God is in Control..

Many Blessing,

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

First snow, Peppermint Ice Cream and the Midnight Cry...

I was doing a little bit of editing on a few photos and came across this First snow of ours here in TN. It was the day after Thanksgiving. On Thursday it was about 72 and sunny then on Friday morning we woke up to this.

Today it has been raining nonstop the said it was suppose to get up to around 67 or so. I don't think it got past about 54 and it is steadily dropping they say we could get some ice and or snow becaue it is going to be in the 20's. Oh, Boy!!! It should look like Crystals in the morning if the weather,man is right. Oh, did I tell you how much I love Food Lion's Peppermint Ice Cream...

YUMMY!!! I just love Christmas time because this is the only time of year I can get this Ice Cream. I am not a big Ice Cream eater until this comes out. Last but not least I want to leave you with this to ponder on today and then listen to one of my favorite songs by Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir... Midnight Cry.

~Christian life is definitley not an easy one. We face countless hardships, trail and tempatations, we juggle the demand of family, career and Church responsibilities. We harbor on health and finaces and grieve over loved ones and we become disillusioned and we question our hope and purpose. As moms we all need to take the time to set aside all these worldy cares and focus on eternal joys. Isn't it just simply wonderful to know that Christ has a solid plan for our future and that he is preparing us to spend our future in his very presence.~

~Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Pslam 23:6 NIV~

Many Blessings


Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The End of November...

First off I want to wish my Wonderful Grandfather Jack a Heavenly Birthday. He passed away in October '92 and went to be with Our heavenly Father. It is raining uncontrollably today it reminds me of an old song called Cold November Rain. by Guns & Roses. I remember when my husband and I were dating we loved listening to this song. Today i am sharing with you the last of the layouts I completed for Cookin Up Creations using Midnight Oil Designs. I hope you like them.

The sandcastle one is when the kids and I went to Smith Mountain Lake with my friend Denise. We were at Christmas Tree Island and they were playing in the sand.

This one is a few pictures of the Gingerbread Houses the kids put togeteher they enjoy putting them together each year. In fact we have 2 big ones to put together sitting right here.

Let me leave you somthing to ponder on... Make Room For Peace.

Our society is a busy one, As we dash from responsibility to responsibilty, we seem to pride ourselves on our busyness as though it somehow proves our worth. Even our children are busy, their schedules crammed with enriching activities. We all fly through life, fitting as many things as can into each day. With such complicated lives no wonder our hearts crave quiet. But what we are looking for is PEACE. The only way we will find peace in our hectic lives is to make room for it. Take time today and spend some good, quality, and quiet time in God's presence. He will breath some peace into your heart.

~Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witness, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easliy beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us. Hebrews 12:1~

Many Blessings

Monday, November 29, 2010

Buttons & Bows

This week the challenge is
Buttons & Bows.
You must have a button AND a bow/knot
somewhere on your project.
How you do it is entirely up to you!

Please uplaod your project here at Paper Therapy

Each new day brings new wonders to my attention. Thank You, O Lord, for creating suach a beautiful world with so many miracles to behold.

I will praise thee, O Lord with my whole heart: I will show forth all yhy marvellous works. Pslams 9:1