Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Fun New Technique to Share with You...

Cara here to share a fun technique with you. 

I LOVE Pinterest!! Any other Pinterest lovers out there? 

I love all the fun crafty ideas...I want to share one of the newest ideas I found with you. I'm a washi tape fanatic (and remember if you don't have washi tape you can always use patterned paper scraps...which I KNOW everyone has!!!).

This idea is from Doodlebug designer Melinda Spinks...

1. First cut/score/fold all your cards using white card stock and make them 4" x 5".
2. Layer your strips of washi tape to the front of each card. Melinda left a 3/4" margin at the top and bottom.


3. Turn the cards over and cut off your excess tape using a new blade on your craft knife.


4. Using more white card stock, cut a front panel for each of your cards measuring 3.5" x 4.5".
5. Cut your Christmas shape from each panel (use die cutting machine or punch).
6. Decorate the front of each panel and then use foam pop dots to adhere to the front of your cards.



Aren't these so cute? You could also use the same method to make a Christmas present out of a square die cut (or cut out the square yourself with a craft knife). Add a bow and a saying, and you're good to go. Or use different washi tape and make it a BIRTHDAY present for a birthday card!

The possibilities are many...I'm thinking with a heart die cut, cute red and pink washi tape and a Valentine's saying, you could have an adorable Valentine's card. 

Or...for an "everyday" card, you could do the same with cloud dies/punches and use blue/aqua washi tape. I can't wait to try this myself!! Have fun creating! ~Cara

Saturday, November 15, 2014

My Everyday Miracle with Leah

Hello everyone! Leah here and I want to share with you two things. First, I want to share something personal about my son, Noah.  A couple of weeks ago he was baptized! 

I am beyond thrilled about this! When he got into the water with the pastor, the pastor asked him a question.  He asked, "Do you take God as your Lord and Savior?" Noah answered matter of factly, "Yes! He IS the Lord and Savior and shouldn't we all?" I love my son's honesty.  The pastor shared this with the congregation followed by several amens.  
Seond, I wanted to share some of my favorite Bible verses on being thankful:

Psalm 107:1
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.

Ephesians 5:20
Always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Philippians 4:6
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests be made known to God.

Psalm 100:4
Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name!

And my personal favorite:
1 Thessalonians 5:18
Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.


I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving!
Love to all,
Leah

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

In The Word Wednesday

Click HERE to go to our November Thankful Challenge

I recently made a little mini journal on the attributes of God.  It really made me dig into the Word and really study on who God is.  It was amazing!  Our God is so awesome!
I would like to share some of the Scripture I found on His Attributes with you.
Psalm 90:1,2
Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations.  Before the mountains where brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.
Isaiah 40:28
Have you not known?  Have you not heard?  The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth.
Jeremiah 24:24
Can a man hide himself in secret places so that I cannot see him? declares the Lord. Do I not fill heaven and earth? declares the Lord.
Genesis 18:14
Is anything to hard for the Lord? At the appointed time I will return to you, about this time next year, and Sarah shall have a son.
Psalm 102:27
But You are the same, and Your years have no end.
Psalm 77:14
You are the God who works wonders; You have made known Your might among the peoples.
John 3:16
For God so loved the world, that He gave His Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.
Genesis 1:27
So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created him, male and female He created them.
These are just some of His attributes...there are so many more!
Here is one of my pages that I made:

I hope this gets you to dig into the Word and discover for yourself just how amazing, powerful, and Holy our God is.


Friday, November 7, 2014

WINNERS OCTOBER!!!

Sorry for the delay in posting our October winners.  I am without a computer and the library has not always been available being closed for Election day and every Thursday...

Our Top Three as chosen by the DT vote are:

Jackie Edwards

 
Kim's Scrapbook Addiction
 
Ellys Creatives

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And the winner by Random.org was #6 - Kim's Scrapbook Addiction.

Kim, Please contact me at NeedTime4Kroppin@aol.com with the subject line SEM OCT WINNER in the Subject line.  Include your mailing information so I can get a prize out to you.