Wednesday, January 6, 2010

NEW SITE: CHRISTIAN-CRAFTERS: ALL ARE WELCOME!

I hope you''ll come visit our awesome group over at ChristianCrafters (http://ccrafters.informe.com)!
My fabulous faithful friend, DeVonne M. and I, with some Divine inspiration, started this site for crafters of all types, who want to use their talents for the glory of the one who gave them.

We have amazing Challenges, cool inspirational forums, an AMAZING DT and Gallery (and, BTW,
WE WILL BE ADDING TO OUR DESIGN TEAM as the site grows. THIS INVOLVES GOODIES!!!)!

TOCCARA F., one of our amazing  Designers, is hosting an altered puzzle piece Swap (theme: your choice!) and a Children's Bible Story Book,

I'm starting a new challenge to do a mini-album (shhh,it's a big secret! LOL!) and here's my example!:



MARLENE F.,one of our wonderful designers, hosts a monthly "Faith Book" Challenge,
and DeVONNE (Also the DT Leader) is holding a CONTEST through MARCH, with a cool RAK (and she is oh, so cool!) so....

PLEASE COME CHECK US OUT!
We'd be eternally grateful! LOL!

xoxox,
Cindy

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

TOOT! TOOT!!!!

WOW!  I finally made it. I an now officially a:



WOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The fabulous owner of Scrapperie, Sandi M., has put together 7 small teams, with each team heading up one challenge a week. I am on the FREESTYLE TEAM!

CONGRATS TO MY FELLOW" CHIC" FRIENDS!!!

XOX,
Cindy (Doing the happy dance!)

Saturday, January 2, 2010

WHAT SHOULD I DO?

I found a large plastic "Rolodex-like thingy" (I'm great with words, aren't I?) at my LSS, and had to pick it up and make..something out of it! Of course, when I got it home, I had no clue as to how I wanted to use it, but I did 'embellish' and now I'm looking for ideas on what to do with it!





 


SO, I ask you, my friends: WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH THIS THING?
I can easily peel off the alphas on the front, so it does't have to have a "friends" theme...

PLEASE HELP!

xox,
Cindy

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Julia's First Snowman

I have the sweetest little niece in the whole wide world.  And actually, she's from all the way across the whole wide world: Russia! My sister-in-law adopted her when she was only 9 months old, and this winter, at 5, up until last week, she had never seen a single snowflake.

So, when we got buried under two feet of snow last Friday, Julia went outside with her mom and made her very first snowman! She was soooo excited, so they took a photo of it and sent it to me. Why? Because they knew I'd make something like this:


See, ever since Julia came "home" to the US, I've been keeping up with her daily life through the many photos my sister-n-law sends me, and I've made her at least 50 layouts in the past few years!  SHe'll lvoe it whne her mom logs on here tomorrow, I'm sure.

I wonder what they ahve planner for New Years?  Better start pulling out some festive embellies!



Sunday, December 27, 2009

An African Pastor's Delaration

Our Pastor quoted this "declaration" this morning. It was written by a young martyred pastor from Zimbabwe, name unknown, shortly before his death in the late 1920'. Several years later, it was found by a missionary, and spread throughout the world. Whether or not you've never read this before, I can promise you'll want to hear it again and again! I know I do! Try to read this aloud, pretend you are your favorite motivational speaker, and say it like you mean it!

"I'm a part of the fellowship of the unashamed. The die has been cast. I have stepped over the line. The decision has been made. I'm a disciple of His and I won't look back, let up, slow down, back away, or be still.
My past is redeemed. My present makes sense. My future is secure. I'm done and finished with low living, sight walking, small planning, smooth knees, colorless dreams, tamed visions, mundane talking, cheap living, and dwarfed goals.
I no longer need preeminence, prosperity, position, promotions, plaudits, or popularity. I don't have to be right, or first, or tops, or recognized, or praised, or rewarded. I live by faith, lean on His presence, walk by patience, lift by prayer, and labor by Holy Spirit power.
My face is set. My gait is fast. My goal is heaven. My road may be narrow, my way rough, my companions few, but my guide is reliable and my mission is clear.
I will not be bought, compromised, detoured, lured away, turned back, deluded or delayed.
I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice or hesitate in the presence of the adversary. I will not negotiate at the table of the enemy, ponder at the pool of popularity, or meander in the maze of mediocrity.
I won't give up, shut up, or let up until I have stayed up, stored up, prayed up, paid up, and preached up for the cause of Christ.
I am a disciple of Jesus. I must give until I drop, preach until all know, and work until He comes. And when He does come for His own, He'll have no problems recognizing me. My colors will be clear!"

Friday, December 25, 2009

Every day can be Christmas!







I can't believe it. Its 1:21 AM on December 26th. and Christmas has come and gone.  It was a white Christmas, and even though it's over, I won't be blue. See, I think every day can be Christmas!  How about you?

If Christmas is all about getting your favorite new little gadget, or going to lots of parties, decorating a tree, and baking cookies, then I can see why we'd be sad to see it end.  After all, that is a lot of fun!

But, if  we remember that on this day, in the City of David, a child was born!  He was to be called the Wonderful Counselor, the Prince of Peace, the Mighty God. Immanuel: God with us! To Him was given all authority over heaven and earth, and His Kingdom would never end!

When the clock struck midnight on the actual day of His birth, Jesus didn't go away.  As a matter of fact, He still lives today! So, at the end of the day, if the meaning of Christmas is the birth of our Savior, who came to take away the sins of the world, then all I can do each day is REJOICE!

If you had a "Blue Christmas," please remember this: God so loved the word, that He sent His only begotten Son, so that whosoever believed in Him would not perish, but have everlasting life! (John 3:16).

And that, my friends, is a reason to rejoice on any and every day of the year.

Love,
Cindy 

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Simply Grateful

As we enter into Thanksgiving Weekend 2009 (can it really be already??!!) I rememebr our old family tradition of going 'round the table, asking what everyone is thankful for.  My brothers and sister dreaded tat part of the evening, but I LOVE to tell about what I'm grateful for, soof coursew, I had to make a mini-album for this:




Listing all 10 would be cumbersome writing AND reading (!) so I'll share my TOP 5!

1. FIRST ALWAYS:  I am grateful to God, all that His hands have done Thank you Jesus!

2, Next, I am so grateful for my dear husband and sweet son, who give me encouragements and love every single day.



3. I am soo, soooo grateful that we have enough money to keep a house over our heads, food on the table and clothing on our bodies.

4. I will always be grateful for my parents, brothers and sister, and that we all can still gather together on Thanksgiving Day every year.


5. I have the GREATEST FRIENDS ON EARTH!  Thanks to each and every one of you who has supported, listened, been there, had faith in me...well, you know!!!

HOPE YOU ALL HAVE AN AWESOMELY BLESSED THANKSGIVING!

C4E BLOG: Feb. WEEK 1 Challenge Card at C4E (SSC#17)

C4E BLOG: Feb. WEEK 1 Challenge Card at C4E (SSC#17)
"Puppy Love"

C4E WEBSITE: Feb. Week 1 "3-2-1Card Challenge"

C4E WEBSITE: Feb. Week 1 "3-2-1Card Challenge"
Used 3 brads, 2 hearts, 1 sentiment

C4E BLOG: Feb. WEEK 2 Challenge Card at C4E (SSC#18)

C4E BLOG: Feb. WEEK 2 Challenge Card at C4E (SSC#18)
"Love is in the Air"

C4E WEBSITE--Week 2 Scrapbooking Challenge!

C4E WEBSITE--Week 2 Scrapbooking Challenge!
"FREE FALL!"

"I Pick You!"

"I Pick You!"
...to be My Valentine!

"PUPPY LOVE"

"PUPPY LOVE"
My "little boy" with his sweet girlfriend...

"Mr. Pooh"

"Mr. Pooh"
My son, Joshua, at age 1 (now 14!!!)

"Set Free"

"Set Free"

SMILE

SMILE

Birthday Card

Birthday Card

"Be Mine?"

"Be Mine?"

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It is only by the grace of God that I am sitting here today and writing this. I thank Him for all He has done and is doing, and WILL DO in my life, and it is my prayer that anyone who is reading this today, whether you are a scrapbooker I know, on a Design Team with me, a co-worker, a friend from church, or someone who thinks they are reading this "by coincidence," I want you to know that God loves you, and once you know Him, nothing can ever separate you from the love of God. Thanks for visiting me here. Love, Cindy