Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Totally Random

How's this for some exciting news? I'm part of a new challenge blog that's starting up called Totally Random!!!!!!! We'll be starting challenges on May 7th, but there is already a lot going on as the DT introduces themselves and such. Check it out at http://scrapinspire.blogspot.com/ Can't wait to see you there!!!!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Addicted Scrapper...

Just a quick little post ( I REALLY should be looking over my TLWs lessons...) I'm in the Last Scrapper Standing elimination contest over at Addicted Scrapper and this is week 2! This week's challenge was a sketch challenge. Who doesn't love that?!?!?!? Anyway, I'm pretty much loving the way my page turned out and I REALLY hope I make it to round 3! Here's Zeke!
Credits: all pp is from the Cosmo Cricket "Get happy" collection, title is a home-made rub-on from a digi element by RachelScraps, chipboard stars - Scenic Route, grunge board circle/arrow - Tim Holtz "Striped Elements", black paint pen, Signo white gel pen, SU Real Red, Taken W/Teal classic inks, sandpaper for the edges of the photos.

Also, I'm doing this really cool project. Virgina directed us to it from her blog which you can check out here. I've already had some fun pictures today, can't wait to see what I get tonight with all the high schoolers at the church! lol. More on this fun project and what I've got done with it soon. :) Have a great day!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Some thoughts from TLW

So we're having a True Love Waits youth event at our church this weekend. Its an intensive weekend, starting at 5:30 Friday night and going until the end of church Sunday morning. We do it about every two years, but change the lessons and such a bit. Anyway, I've been studying my material (I'm teaching Sophomore girls) and I was reminded why I love the English Standard Version of the bible so very much! I memorized Ephesians 4:29 a long time ago...probably after being mean to my brother and my mom wanting me to learn to control my mouth. lol. As I learned it (in NIV) is says, "Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen." Pretty good verse right? Well listen (or read..) what the ESV says, "Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear." Maybe its just me, but giving grace to someone else is a LOT different that just benefiting them!!!! Its all about pointing them to God and HIS grace, its all about being humble and REAL with people. Showing them that I'm a sinner but Jesus gave me grace and therefore my speech (ALL THE TIME) should reflect that grace to others!!!! Which is not to say that every other word out of my mouth has to be "Jesus" but just that it has to be something that ultimately points to Him. Make any sense? Maybe it was just something God was showing me in my life, but I figure if that's true someone else out there is probably struggling with the same thing, so there ya go! lol

And because I HAVE to have pictures in my post...
My kidlets cuddling on their grandma's lap! :)

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

And I'm Back! (again...)

Ok, so we're gonna try this whole blogging this again...third times the charm right? lol. Anyway, this is going to have to be a VERY fast post as DS just started crying. A quick page I did yesterday of Mr. Zeke. Not too crazy about this lo, but LOVE the photo.
Credits: PP - Bohemia line from MME, paint pen, Tim Holtz "Striped Elements" grunge board, SU On Board Blossoms and Basics chipboard, Gypsy Style stamps by Autumn Leaves, SU Spiral punch, sand paper INKS: SU Taken with Teal, Bashful Blue